As previously reported, Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger" (featuring Christina Aguilera), spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and Tony Bennett becomes the oldest living artist ever to grace the chart, as "Body and Soul" (with the late Amy Winehouse), bows at No. 87. Still, artists that can aspire to Bennett's longevity make their own chart news this week.
Coldplay: The band's "Paradise" arrives as the Hot 100's Hot Shot Debut at No. 16. The follow-up to the No. 14-peaking "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" opens as the group's third-highest debut, following "Speed of Sound" (No. 8, 2005) and "Viva La Vida" (No. 15, 2008). The second single from Coldplay's fifth studio album, "Mylo Xyloto," due Oct. 24, begins on Hot Digital Songs at No. 6 with 139,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Radio is already supporting the song, as it launches on Triple A at No. 11 and Alternative at No. 24. Capitol services "Paradise" to mainstream and adult top 40 radio on Oct. 3.
LMFAO: The duo's "Sexy and I Know It" makes the Hot 100's greatest positional gain (50-25). Surely helping spur the song's 66% digital increase (to 70,000) and No. 67 debut on Hot 100 Airplay (18 million in all-format audience, up 65%, according to Nielsen BDS) is the Sept. 15 premiere of its video on Vevo. The cheeky clip (literally, considering its abundance of Speedo-clad dancers) includes cameos from Ron Jeremy and Wilmer Valderrama.
Kelly Clarkson: "Mr. Know It All" plummets 18-35 in its second week on the Hot 100, dropping 9-28 on Hot Digital Songs (43,000, down 60%) as buzz not atypically cooled in the week following its retail arrival. Look for the song to rebound going forward, as early airplay looks promising. The lead single from the original "American Idol" champion's fifth studio album, "Stronger" (due Oct. 25) bounds 65-44 on Hot 100 Airplay (30 million, up 68%), fueled by its jumps on Adult Top 40 (20-11 as Greatest Gainer), Adult Contemporary (29-22) and Mainstream Top 40 (29-28).
Nicki Minaj featuring Rihanna: After dipping 64-75 last week, "Fly" does just that, reversing course to No. 58. The superstar pairing, which advances 37-35 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and 20-18 on Rap Songs, pushes 73-61 on Hot Digital Songs (23,000, up 4%) and enters Hot 100 Airplay at No. 72 (15 million, up 32%). Rihanna, meanwhile, climbs 10-8 on the Hot 100 with her own "Cheers (Drink to That)" after announcing this week via Twitter details of her forthcoming sixth studio set.