As previously reported, P!nk's "Just Give Me a Reason" (featuring fun.'s Nate Ruess) spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Who else makes noteworthy moves on the Hot 100 and other song charts this week?
-- Daft Punk: The duo notches its highest-ever Hot 100 rank, as "Get Lucky" (featuring Pharrell Williams) launches at No. 19, powered by 113,000 downloads sold (good for a No. 10 start on Hot Digital Songs), according to Nielsen SoundScan. The act had previously reached No. 61 with each of its prior Hot 100 entries: 1997's "Around the World" and 2001's "One More Time." "Lucky," which also launches at No. 5 on Dance/Electronic Songs, bows with just three days of sales, following its April 19 release, although its opening-week sales still mark the pair's best frame.
Daft Punk releases its fourth album, “Random Access Memories,” its first studio set since 2005, on May 21.
-- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: "Can't Hold Us" (featuring Ray Dalton) replaces the twosome's "Thrift Shop" (featuring Wanz) at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. (The tracks rank at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, on the Hot 100.) On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, the ascent of "Hold" prevents "Shop" from racking a 15th week at the top and tying Mary J. Blige's 2006 hit "Be Without You" for the longest tenure at No. 1 over the chart's 20 years of employing Nielsen Music data. "Hold" claims Airplay, Digital and Streaming Gainer honors in its ascent to the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs throne.
The last artist (with lead billing) to have succeeded itself atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs was 2 Chainz the week of Aug. 18, 2012, when his "No Lie" (featuring Drake) displaced his "Mercy," alongside Kanye West, Big Sean and Pusha T. Since 2005, only five artists have achieved the feat, as lead or featured acts: Alicia Keys (2008), Lil Wayne (2011), Drake (2012), 2 Chainz (2012) and now Macklemore & Lewis.
-- Black Sabbath: The legendary hard rock band -- Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommo and Geezer Butler -- returns with "God Is Dead?," the first single from its Rick Rubin-produced album 13, due June 11. The trio's highly anticipated 19th studio set is the current lineup's first in 35 years.
"God" starts at No. 26 on Hot Rock Songs; No. 1 on Hard Rock Digital Songs, with 13,000 first-week downloads sold; and No. 38 on Rock Airplay with two million opening-week audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS.
Black Sabbath had last reached a Billboard rock songs chart in 2007 with "The Devil Cried," from the retrospective “Black Sabbath: The Dio Years.”
-- The Lumineers. Phillip Phillips: The former's "Ho Hey," at No. 26 on the Hot 100 in its 46th week after reaching No. 3, tops a ninth U.S. Billboard songs chart, as it rises 2-1 on Adult Contemporary. The trio's breakout hit previously crowned, in order, chronologically: Triple A (for eight weeks), Rock Airplay (two), Hot Rock Songs (18), Alternative (two), Rock Digital Songs (12), Alternative Digital Songs (14), Heatseekers Songs (three) and Adult Top 40 (eight).
In the same folk/rock vein, Phillips becomes the fourth solo male to notch two consecutive career-opening Triple A No. 1s, as "Gone, Gone, Gone" jumps 4-1. (On the Hot 100, it holds at No. 62, bulleted.) The reigning "American Idol" champion joins Pete Yorn and John Mayer, who both topped Triple A on their first two tries in 2001-02, and Jason Mraz, who'd last accomplished the feat (2003).
Phillips' debut single, and "Idol" coronation song, "Home" ruled Triple A for six weeks beginning in November.
-- Anna Kendrick: The official video clip for "Cups (Pitch Perfect's When I'm Gone)" has garnered more than three million YouTube views since its April 12 premiere. Fueled by the exposure, the single (remixed with fuller instrumentation following its initial almost all-a capella version) re-enters Streaming Songs at a new peak (No. 28; up 138%).
Its current ranks on the Hot 100 (No. 59, in its 17th week) and Mainstream Top 40 (No. 39, in its second week) are also new bests.
Additional reporting by Rauly Ramirez