While Adele's "Someone Like You" spends a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 song chart, Rihanna makes a play for the top spot, Drake vaults into the top 10 and Justin Bieber decorates the tally with the season's first holiday hit.
"Someone" commands the Hot 100 for a fifth frame. The ballad holds at No. 2 for a fifth week on Hot 100 Airplay (148 million all-format audience impressions, up 3%, according to Nielsen BDS), while slipping 1-3 after four weeks at No. 1 on Hot Digital Songs (173,000, down 16%, according to Nielsen SoundScan).
As Adele's prior single, "Rolling in the Deep," led the Hot 100 for seven weeks beginning in May, the singer/songwriter becomes just the fourth woman in the chart's history to reign for at least five weeks with multiple songs in a year. Beyonce last accomplished the feat with "Crazy in Love," featuring Jay-Z (eight weeks at No. 1), and "Baby Boy," featuring Sean Paul (nine), in 2003. Monica ruled with "The Boy Is Mine," with Brandy (13), and "The First Night" (five) in 1998, while Mariah Carey had sent "Fantasy" (eight) and "One Sweet Day," with Boyz II Men (the first five of its 16 weeks at No. 1), to the top in 1995.
Rihanna's "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, roars 6-2 on the Hot 100. The lead single from "Talk That Talk," due Nov. 21, and Rihanna's 20th Hot 100 top 10 lifts 3-1 on Hot Digital Songs (231,000, up 31%) and 15-11 on Radio Songs (70 million, up 20%). "Found" marks Rihanna's record-extending 11th No. 1 on the Hot Digital Songs chart. Eminem ranks second with seven leaders, followed by Katy Perry and Britney Spears, each with six.
Former four-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera falls 2-3, as LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" holds at No. 4 as the chart's Greatest Gainer/Airplay, rising 11-10 on Hot 100 Airplay (76 million, up 20%).
Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" slips 3-5 on the Hot 100; Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts," featuring Maroon 5's Adam Levine, descends 5-6; David Guetta's "Without You," featuring Usher, remains at No. 7; and, Cobra Starship's "You Make Me Feel...," featuring Sabi, stays at No. 8.
After debuting last week at No. 97 with partial-week sales, Drake's "Make Me Proud," featuring Nicki Minaj, skyrockets to No. 9 as the Hot 100's Greatest Gainer/Digital (166,000, up 607%). The vault ties for the biggest ever by a male, equaling Akon's 88-spot blast (95-7) with "Smack That," featuring Eminem, five years ago this week. Among all artists, the leap of "Proud" ties for the fourth-greatest, following Kelly Clarkson's "My Life Would Suck Without You" (97-1, 2009), Spears' "Womanizer" (96-1, 2008) and Beyonce and Shakira's "Beautiful Liar" (94-3, 2007).
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, LMFAO's former seven-week No. 1 "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, dips 9-10.
Just outside the Hot 100's top tier, Justin Bieber scores the top new entry, as "Mistletoe" jingles in with 164,000 in first-week digital sales. Despite a two-month wait until Christmas, anticipation for the teen star's first holiday set, "Under the Mistletoe," due Tuesday (Nov. 1), spurs the song's lofty launch.
Upon its entrance, "Mistletoe" is the third-highest-charting holiday hit in the Hot 100's history, following the Chipmunks' "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" (No. 1, four weeks, 1958-59) and New Kids on the Block's "This One's for the Children" (No. 7, 1989). (Variations in chart rules over the years prevented certain seasonal songs from appearing on the list).
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