As previously reported, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” featuring T.I. + Pharrell, blasts 6-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” debuts at an impressive No. 11. Who else lines up at notable ranks on the Hot 100 and other song charts this week?
— Cassadee Pope: The third-season (2012) champ of NBC’s “The Voice” returned to the show on June 4 to sing “Wasting All These Tears,” her first official country radio single. Subsequently, the track enters the Hot 100 at No. 37 and Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart No. 7 with 125,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. On the latter list, she makes her third straight top 10 debut (unaccompanied by another artist). She posted back-to-back top 10 starts last December with “Voice”-generated covers of Keith Urban’s “Stupid Boy” (No. 4) and Miranda Lambert’s “Over You” (No. 3).
— Kelly Clarkson: With an 11-9 lift for “People Like Us” on Adult Top 40, she extends her record for the most top 10s by a woman (13) in the airplay chart’s 17-year history. Her RCA labelmate P!nk follows with 11. Among all acts, Clarkson and matchbox twenty (also 13) trail only Goo Goo Dolls and Maroon 5 (14 top 10s apiece). The track holds, with a bullet, at its No. 77 Hot 100 peak to date and debuts on Adult Contemporary at No. 26.
— Michelle Chamuel: In addition to Pope, another artist who’s built support courtesy of “The Voice” reinforces her consumer appeal: current contender Chamuel’s cover of Taylor Swift’s No. 2 Hot 100 hit “I Knew You Were Trouble” starts at No. 85 on the Hot 100 with 56,000 downloads sold.
— The Neighbourhood: The California quintet makes its first Hot 100 appearance with “Sweater Weather” (No. 98). The song tops Alternative for a third week and holds at its No. 13 peak to date on Hot Rock Songs.
— Alicia Keys: The R&B cornerstone becomes the first artist in the Adult R&B chart’s nearly 20-year history to tally 10 No. 1s, as “Fire We Make,” with Maxwell, rises 2-1. It’s her first leader since “Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)” ruled for 10 weeks beginning three years ago this month. The new topper is Maxwell’s sixth. It’s unsurprising that the acts would reign on a duet: Keys has spent the most time at No. 1 on Adult R&B (80 weeks), while Maxwell ranks second (57).
— Alice In Chains: On the Mainstream Rock airplay chart, Alice in Chains scores its fifth No. 1 with “Stone” (2-1). Despite having appeared on the chart since 1991 (with 25 titles overall), the band has notched its last four leaders since 2009; it first led with “No Excuses” in 1994.
— The Lone Bellow: The Brooklyn, N.Y., folk act makes its first appearance on a songs chart, as “Bleeding Out” begins at No. 29 on Triple A. The group’s self-titled debut set has spent 20 weeks on Folk Albums, reaching No. 5 and selling 40,000 copies to date.
Additional reporting by Wade Jessen