As previously reported, Iggy Azalea spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, while holding at No. 2 as a guest on Ariana Grande's "Problem." Plus, Sam Smith soars 19-10 with "Stay With Me," his first top 10. Who else does anything but stay put on Billboard song charts this week?
-- Florida Georgia Line: Atop Hot Country Songs, Florida Georgia Line's "This Is How We Roll," featuring Luke Bryan (2-1), halts an eight-week run at No. 1 for Bryan's Luke "Play It Again" (1-2). "Roll," which previously led the survey for four straight frames in March/April, rebounds with Digital Gainer stripes (130,000 sold, up 130 percent, according to Nielsen SoundScan), with more than half of those sales (55 percent) from its new pop remix featuring Jason Derulo. The three acts performed "Roll" as part of a medley, with ZZ Top, to open the June 4 CMT Music Awards. On the Hot 100, "Roll" roars to a new peak (26-15).
"Roll" marks the second FGL summer remix of a hit with a pop/R&B act. Last year, the duo added rapper Nelly to its debut hit "Cruise," helping it reach No. 4 on the Hot 100 and No. 7 on Mainstream Top 40. Aided by its reinvention, "Cruise" topped Hot Country Songs for a record 24 weeks.
-- Katy Perry: Perry propels to an unprecedented 14th consecutive Dance Club Songs No. 1 with "Birthday" (3-1). Also Perry's 14th total topper, "Birthday" ties her with Jennifer Lopez for the eighth-most No. 1s in the chart's 38-year history; Madonna leads with 43. Remixes from Cash Cash, Mark Picchiotti, Wayne G, and Mike Rizzo, among others, helped Perry reach the pinnacle. (On the Hot 100, "Birthday" drops from its No. 17 highpoint to No. 22.)
-- Nicki Minaj: She captures her 17th top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as "Pills N Potions" pops 11-10. (It's back 42-43, but with a bullet, on the Hot 100.) The climb extends her record for the most top 10s by a female rapper; Missy Elliott is second with 12. "Pills" pushes 21-19 on Rap Streaming Songs with a 16 percent gain to 1.8 million streams, according to Nielsen BDS. Views from the official lyric videos on Minaj's Vevo on YouTube channel account for 62 percent of overall streams. Streams from the song's official music video released on June 9 will impact next issue's charts.
-- Little Big Town: The quartet posts a career-high debuts on best-ever debuts on Country Digital Songs (No. 6), Hot Country Songs (No. 22) and Country Airplay (No. 32) with "Day Drinking," which starts with 48,000 sold. (It enters the Hot 100 at No. 87.) The foursome premiered the new song on the CMT Music Awards and performed it June 7 at a sold-out concert at Nashville's LP Field as part of the CMA Music Festival. Little Big Town will serve as the host act of the annual ABC special "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," which airs Aug. 5 and includes performances taped during the four-day event. "Drinking" introduces the group's sixth studio album, for which no release date or title has yet been announced.
-- Imagine Dragons: The band scores its fourth top 10 on Hot Rock Songs, as "On Top of the World" rises 12-10. (It bullets at No. 90 on the Hot 100 after reaching No. 79.) The group also debuts "Battle Cry," written for the "Transformers: Age of Extinction" soundtrack, at No. 50 on Hot Rock Songs. Imagine Dragons worked with composers Steve Jablonsky and Hans Zimmer to create the track.
-- Linkin Park: The band notches the Hot Shot Debut on Hot Rock Songs with "Rebellion," featuring Daron Malakian of System of a Down (No. 21). On Hard Rock Digital Songs, the track marks the band's fifth leader. The group holds the latter list's top three slots, as "Wastelands" rises 3-2 and "Final Masquerade" debuts at No. 3. This marks the first time an act has achieved the feat with new material, and first occurrence since AC/DC first made its music available for digital sale and controlled Nos. 1-3 over seven weeks in 2012-13. All three songs appear on Linkin Park's "The Hunting Party," due Tuesday (June 17).
-- Jamie N Commons and X Ambassadors: After spending two weeks, charting as high as No. 40, on Hot Rock Songs in late April, Jamie N Commons and X Ambassadors' "Jungle" re-enters at No. 20 with 86 percent of its chart points from digital sales (19,000, up from a nominal amount the prior week). The resurgence in sales of the Alex Da Kid-produced song can likely be attributed to its placement in an episode and trailer for the second season of the Netflix original series "Orange is the New Black"; the trailer for Paramount's forthcoming film "Welcome to Yesterday"; and a synch in a five-minute World Cup commercial for Beats Electronics.
Both blues rocker Commons and alt-rock band X Ambassadors are signed to Alex Da Kid's KidinaKORNER imprint, a subsidiary of Interscope (and home to Imagine Dragons). Commons previously appeared on Hot Rock Songs with "Lead Me Home" (peaking at No. 38) in March 2013. Both Commons and X Ambassadors also collaborated with Eminem on "The Marshall Mathers LP 2."
-- Three Days Grace: The band scores its 11th Mainstream Rock No. 1, as "Painkiller" climbs 2-1. Dating to the chart's March 21, 1981, launch, the band breaks a tie with Tom Petty (10 No. 1s; four solo and six with the Heartbreakers) and trails only Van Halen, which leads with 13 No. 1s. "Painkiller" previews Three Days Grace's fifth studio album and first with lead singer Matt Walst following last year's departure of Adam Gontier. Walst doubles as the lead singer of My Darkest Days and is the brother of Three Days Grace co-founder Brad Walst.
-- Tito "El Bambino": He scores his eighth No. 1 on Billboard's Tropical Airplay chart, as "El Gran Perdedor" jumps 6-1. The bachata/pop track rises by 73 percent in plays, according to Nielsen BDS. He'd last scaled the chart in November 2013 when "Carnaval" spent a week at No. 1. "Perdedor" will appear on his new album "Alta Jerarquía," due in the fall.
-- Ricky Martin: The Latin/pop star bounds 23-5 on Latin Airplay with "Vida," capturing his 24th top 10 on the list. The track came about as part of a One Sony initiative launched jointly with FIFA in December called SuperSong. Fans and musicians were prompted to submit soccer-inspired original songs for Ricky Martin to record and a reported 1,600 entries were received from 29 countries for the World Cup project. After stages of judging and audience voting, the winner, Elijah King, composer of "Vida," was announced. The track simultaneously climbs 16-10 on Hot Latin Songs, with a 34 percent increase in airplay (to 7 million audience impressions). A music video for the SuperSong initiative has amassed nearly 15 million Worldwide views since its April 22 premiere.
Additional reporting by Wade Jessen, Amaya Mendizabal, Gordon Murray and Emily White