As previously reported, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell, spends a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Katy Perry's "Roar" debuts at No. 85 ahead of its expected vault, along with that of Lady Gaga's "Applause," to the Hot 100's upper reaches next week. Who else makes notable moves on the Hot 100 and other song charts this week?
-- Lana Del Rey: Not only does "Summertime Sadness" (43 million impressions, up 43%, according to Nielsen BDS) snap the record 10-week streak that Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" linked of winning the Hot 100's Airplay Gainer Award, but it also reaches the Hot Digital Songs top 10, jumping 13-9 (101,000 downloads sold, up 24%, according to Nielsen SoundScan). On the Hot 100, "Sadness" surges 23-16.
-- One Direction: Following its super-sized sales start (322,000 downloads sold two weeks ago), "Best Song Ever" has sold 91,000 and 71,000 successively. As its familiarity grows, its radio support is building: the confection bows on Hot 100 Airplay at No. 73 (17 million, up 17%) and bounds 25-20 on Mainstream Top 40. With its radio gains not offsetting its sales decrease, and its streaming sum down by 19% (to 3.6 million U.S. streams, according to BDS), "Song" slips 15-18 on the Hot 100.
-- Drake: As he snares Hot Shot Debut kudos on the Hot 100 at No. 21, Drake posts his 33rd top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as, "Hold On, We're Going Home" (featuring Majid Jordan) debuts at a lofty No. 5. The start pushes Drake out of a tie with R. Kelly (32) for the second-most top 10s since Nielsen data began powering the chart in December 1992. In that span, Lil Wayne holds the top 10 record (36).
The big debut for "Hold On" is attributed to its explosion across all three chart metrics: airplay, sales and streams. 179 stations played the cut in the week ending Aug. 13, reaching 18.6 million listeners. It was downloaded 109,000 times and racked 659,000 U.S streams (through Aug. 11).
-- The Lumineers: The trio's former No. 3 hit "Ho Hey" (44-50) becomes one of just eight to spend at least 62 weeks on the Hot 100 and ties Lifehouse's "You and Me" (2005-06) for the longest stay for a track by a rock band. Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" continues to hold the mark for the most weeks spent on the chart by any title (76, 2008-09).
-- Brett Eldredge: With the third-longest climb to No. 1 on Country Airplay dating to the chart's 1990 launch, Eldredge claims his first leader in three tries and becomes the second artist this year to reach the summit for the first time. Reaching the top in its 43rd week, new leader "Don't Ya" follows a No. 23 peak for Eldredge's "Raymond" and a No. 46 peak for "It Ain't Gotta Be Love," both in 2011. The only titles that needed more weeks to reach No. 1 are Chris Young's twice-released "Voices," which required 51 (2011), and David Nail's "Let It Rain" (featuring Sarah Buxton), which peaked in its 49th week (2012).
-- Avenged Sevenfold: "Hail to the King" zooms to the Active Rock summit in its fourth week, marking the fastest flight of the band's six format leaders. It's the chart's quickest-rising No. 1 since Disturbed's "Another Way to Die" also roared to the top in its fourth frame in 2010.
-- Earth, Wind & Fire: The veteran outfit becomes the 11th act to have appeared on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart in the '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s and '10s, as "My Promise" debuts at No. 30. Last week, Cher joined the select list with "Woman's World," which rises 30-29. Two other artists who've graced the survey in each of the last five decades are also charting: Elton John bullets at No. 15 with "Home Again" and Eric Clapton climbs 27-26 with "Every Little Thing." The other such consistent veterans: Chicago, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Paul McCartney, Santana, Bob Seger and Rod Stewart.
Additional reporting by Wade Jessen and Rauly Ramirez