As previously reported, Gotye remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, which makes history as the first song to top the Hot 100, Alternative, Dance Club Songs and Dance/Mix Show Airplay, as it rises 2-1 on the latter two tallies. Let's get to know more about this week's Hot 100.
-- Usher: The set-up for the singer's seventh studio album, "Looking for Myself," due June 12, looks to be squarely on track. As urban ballad "Climax" leads Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a third week, new uptempo pop/dance single "Scream" rockets 70-46 in its second week on the Hot 100. The latter song soars 59-44 on Hot 100 Airplay (27 million audience impressions, up 36%, according to Nielsen BDS) and 62-33 on Hot Digital Songs (46,000, up 56%, according to Nielsen SoundScan).
-- Coldplay: After peaking at No. 15 in November and logging a 29-week chart run through last month, "Paradise" re-enters at No. 48 now that Capitol is promoting it to mainstream top 40 radio. The track, which topped Alternative in December and has sold 2 million downloads, rises 64-43 on Hot Digital Songs (40,000, up 38%). On Mainstream Top 40, it lifts 40-37.
-- Carrie Underwood: "Blown Away," the title track from the Billboard 200's new leader, storms Hot Digital Songs at No. 22 (66,000) after the 2005 "American Idol" queen returned to the Fox series' stage to perform it on May 3.
-- Juliet Simms: The Hot 100 backs up the general buzz that Jermaine Paul's victory Tuesday (May 8) on the second season of NBC's reality competition "The Voice" was a bit of a surprise. After all, rocker Simms' performance of "It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World" was the lone song performed on the series last week to bow on this week's Hot 100 (No. 70). It enters Hot Digital Songs at No. 25 with 68,000 downloads sold.
-- Jana Kramer: Previously best-known as Alex Dupre on the recently-concluded CW series "One Tree Hill," Kramer continues to build her second identity as a country singer. "Why You Wanna" marks her third entry on the Hot 100, where it opens at No. 97, fueled by a 22-21 advance in its 20th week on Hot Country Songs and a 29-20 bump in its fifth frame on Country Digital Songs; it's sold 149,000 to date. "I have to thank country radio for believing in me," Kramer says. "I'm beyond humbled and excited for this amazing start to my music career."