Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, just holding off a furious push from Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," which bounds from No. 8 to No. 2.
As Adele's set 21 leads the Billboard 200 album chart for an 18th week, "Fire" tallies a second frame atop the Hot 100, fueled largely by its 5-4 advance on the Hot 100 Airplay chart (118 million audience impressions, up 12%, according to Nielsen BDS).
On the Hot Digital Songs survey, "Fire" remains at No. 2 after topping the chart two weeks ago. The song sold 167,000 downloads (down 10%) in the list's tracking week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
As announced yesterday, Adele will perform at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Feb. 12, marking her first live performance since undergoing vocal surgery late last year.
Clarkson's "Stronger" is aptly titled, as the second single from her album Stronger vaults 8-2 with Greatest Gainer/Digital honors. The song surges by 29% to 225,000 downloads sold andascends 3-1 on Hot Digital Songs, marking Clarkson's second leader on the sales ranking. Her "My Life Would Suck Without You" spent two weeks at No. 1 on Hot Digital Songs three years ago this month.
Radio support is likewise swelling for "Stronger," as the track charges 44-33 on Hot 100 Airplay (39 million, up 32%), aided by advances on the Mainstream Top 40 (24-20) and Adult Top 40 (16-14) radio format charts.
As previously reported, Clarkson is set to sing the national anthem before the Super Bowl at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Sunday (Feb. 5). The expected monster national TV audience could give the original "American Idol" champion the final boost needed to douse Adele's "Fire" atop next week's Hot 100.
Rihanna's former 10-week Hot 100 leader "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, dips 2-3 although it spends an 11th frame at No. 1 on Hot 100 Airplay (145 million, down 3%). "Love" becomes the longest-leading song on Hot 100 Airplay since Alicia Keys' "No One" reigned for 14 weeks in 2007-08 and is one of just 10 tracks by solo women to rack as many as 11 weeks at the summit in the all-format airplay chart's 21-year history.
On Hot Digital Songs, "Love" falls 6-7 (114,000, down 18%).
Flo Rida's "Good Feeling" slips 3-4 on the Hot 100, while David Guetta's "Turn Me On," featuring Nicki Minaj, descends 4-5 although with Greatest Gainer/Airplay accolades. The latter title shoots 19-12 on Hot 100 Airplay (61 million, up 27%) thanks, in part, to a 14-10 bump on Mainstream Top 40. On Hot Digital Songs, "Turn" drops 1-3 (162,000, down 18%).
The Nos. 6 and 7 songs on the Hot 100 remain static from last week: Bruno Mars' "It Will Rain" and LMFAO's former two-week No. 1 "Sexy and I Know It," respectively. The latter duo's new single, "Sorry for Party Rocking," debuts on the Hot 100 at No. 92.
Jessie J's first Hot 100 top 10 "Domino" darts 10-8 and likewise becomes her first top 10 on Hot 100 Airplay, where the track rises 13-10 (67 million, up 14%). On Hot Digital Songs, "Domino" holds at No. 9. Though down by 9% to 111,00 in weekly digital sales, the song passes the 1-million mark in release-to-date downloads sold.
Katy Perry's "The One That Got Away" regresses 5-9 on the Hot 100 after making news earlier on the week on Mainstream Top 40, where the cut became Perry's record-extending sixth No. 1 from her Teenage Dream album on the purely radio-based pop chart. No album in the Mainstream Top 40 survey's almost two-decade history had previously yielded more than four No. 1s.
Rapper Tyga rounds out the Hot 100's top 10, as "Rack City" rebounds 11-10. The song rose to a No. 8 peak to-date two weeks ago.
Check billboard.biz tomorrow (Feb. 2), when all rankings, including the Hot 100, Hot Digital Songs and Hot 100 Airplay, will be refreshed, as they are each Thursday.