Katy Perry Closing In On Michael Jackson's Record, 'Teenage Dream' Yields Sixth Hot 100 Top Five Hit
Katy Perry Closing In On Michael Jackson's Record, 'Teenage Dream' Yields Sixth Hot 100 Top Five Hit

A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard Hot 100 singles and Billboard 200 albums charts.

The Billboard Hot 100:

-- Katy Perry: "E.T.," featuring Kanye West (2-1), rebounds for a fourth week at No. 1 the Billboard Hot 100 courtesy of twin 2-1 advances on Hot Digital Songs, where it reigns for a fifth non-consecutive frame, and Hot 100 Airplay. After Perry performed the song (in a pre-taped segment) on Thursday's (April 21) "American Idol" results episode on Fox, the song shifted 344,000 downloads (up 21%) in the April 18-24 tracking week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. As "E.T." logs its first week at No. 1 on Hot 100 Airplay, the song's parent album, "Teenage Dream," becomes just the second set, following Usher's "Confessions" (2004), to yield four No. 1's in the airplay survey's 20-year history.

-- Adele: As Adele's "21" returns to the Billboard 200's summit, the album's lead single, "Rolling in the Deep," charges 6-2 on the Hot 100 as the chart's Greatest Gainer/Digital (298,000 downloads, up 99%). "Idol" exposure also spurred this song's rise: contestant Haley Reinhart performed a faithful version on last Wednesday's (April 20) episode.

-- Rihanna: After ascending 2-1 on last week's Hot 100, "S&M" slides to No. 4. The song's digital sales dip by 46% to 159,000, a not-unexpected downturn -- the song's gain last week was powered by its then-new "Rih-mix" featuring Britney Spears. "S&M" likewise slips 1-2 after three weeks atop Hot 100 Airplay.

-- Bruno Mars: The pop singer/songwriter banks his fifth top 10 radio single from the start of his career, as "The Lazy Song" advances 11-6 (and 9-4 on Hot Digital Songs; 188,000, up 52%). His streak of career-opening top 10 singles is the longest by a previously uncharted solo male since Richard Marx linked a male record seven in 1987-89. (George Michael's first 12 solo chart entries reached the top 10 after he had made his Hot 100 arrival with Wham!, whose debut charted title, "Bad Boys," peaked at No. 60 in 1983.).

-- Lady Gaga: Earning a backwards bullet at No. 12, "Judas" drops two rungs following its arrival as the chart's Hot Shot Debut last week at No. 10. After bowing in its first frame following less than three days of sales (162,000), the second single from "Born This Way," due May 23, sold 156,000 downloads (down 4%) in its first full week at retail. Conversely on Hot 100 Airplay, "Judas" jumps 48-36 (34 million, up 29%, according to Nielsen BDS).

-- Luke Bryan: The country singer scores this week's top debut on the Hot 100, as "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)" launches at No. 22. The track, at No. 19 in just its sixth week on Hot Country Songs (marking Bryan's fastest climb to the chart's top 20), opens at No. 16 (105,000) on Hot Digital Songs following its retail start.

-- Beyonce: The star charts the highly anticipated first single from her forthcoming fourth studio album, as "Run the World (Girls)" begins on the Hot 100 at No. 33. After it hit the iTunes Store last Thursday, the girl-power anthem starts on Hot Digital Songs at No. 23 (77,000). On Hot 100 Airplay the track begins at No. 65 (18 million in audience). The song's airplay gain is second only to the Hot 100's Greatest Gainer/Airplay award winner at No. 3, the Black Eyed Peas' "Just Can't Get Enough" (85 million, up 26%).

-- "Glee" Cast: Two versions of Adele's "Turning Tables" enter the Hot 100 after recurring guest star Gwyneth Paltrow covered the song on last Tuesday's episode of Fox's "Glee." Adele's original rendition, from her current No. 1 album "21," bows at No. 63 (50,000 downloads), narrowly outselling the Paltrow-assisted "Glee" cast remake (47,000; No. 66).

The Billboard 200:

-- Adele: Already the year's best-selling album, Adele's "21" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking its fifth week at the top of the list. Her return to the top -- bumping last week's No. 1, Foo Fighters' "Wasting Light" down to No. 3 (72,000; down 69%) -- prevents "Glee, the Music: Presents the Warblers" from opening at No. 1. The latest "Glee" set starts at No. 2 with 86,000.

As for some interesting moves outside the top 10:

-- Taylor Swift: As Easter fell on April 24 -- the final day of Nielsen SoundScan's sales tracking week -- a basket's worth of albums post major gains on the Billboard 200 this week. At least, titles that are family or kid-friendly. Eleven albums in the top 50 of the chart saw gains of 50% or more -- most likely benefiting from Easter shopping. Swift's "Speak Now" zips 30-17 with 27,000 (up 80%) while her "Fearless" earns the largest positional jump on the chart, flying 88 spots to No. 109 with a 74% gain (selling 6,000 -- its best sales week since the week ending Feb. 20).

-- Justin Bieber: All four of Bieber's albums see major gains this week, thanks to Easter-related shopping. His "Never Say Never: the Remixes" rises 12 rungs to No. 10 (36,000; up 85%), "My World 2.0" jumps 21-19 (25,000; up 23%), "My Worlds Acoustic" climbs 119-66 (8,000; up 57%) and "My World" moves 151-79 (7,000; up 73%).

-- Katy Perry: As the diva celebrates a return to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with "E.T." (see above), the track's parent album, "Teenage Dream," reaches 1.40 million in total sales (34,000; up 70%, rising 20-11). This week is becomes her best-selling album, surpassing the 1.37 million sold by her 2008 debut, "One of the Boys."

-- The Gorillaz: The chart's second-highest debut comes from the animated band's "The Fall" at No. 24 with 21,000. The album was recorded completely on an Apple iPad and was already available for free to the band's fan club members via its website. It's the act's tenth charting set and fourth studio release. Their last proper album, "Plastic Beach," debuted and peaked at No. 2 in 2010 with a start of 112,000.