As previously reported, Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” races to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” bounds into the chart’s top 10. Who else clears hurdles on Billboard song charts this week?
— Lorde: She becomes the first female artist in the 18-year history of Billboard’s Triple A radio airplay chart to reign with two career-opening entries, as “Team” rises 2-1. (It holds at No. 8 on the Hot 100.) The New Zealand teen first led Triple A for eight weeks last year with “Royals.”
On Hot Rock Songs, “Team” makes a play for the top (3-2), adding Airplay Gainer honors and reaching the Radio Songs top 10 (12-7; 86 million all-format audience impressions, up 11%, according to Nielsen BDS).
— Bastille: Utilizing remixes from Kat Krazy, Audien, and Bassjackers, among others, Bastille storms its way to No. 1 on Dance Club Songs with “Pompeii” (3-1). The song, at No. 10 on the Hot 100 for a second week, completed a four-week run at No. 1 on Alternative on Nov. 16 and becomes just the fourth song to top both Alternative and Dance Club Songs. It follows Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” featuring Kimbra (2012); U2’s “Discotheque” (1997); and New Order’s “Regret” (1993).
— Kid Ink: “Show Me,” featuring Chris Brown, marks Kid Ink’s first chart-topper on the Rhythmic airplay list (3-1). The song displaces Eminem’s “The Monster,” featuring Rihanna, which had reigned for eight frames. The DJ Mustard-produced “Show” also holds at No. 1 on Rap Airplay for a second week and rises 24-19 on the Hot 100.
— John Legend: His live performance of piano ballad “All of Me” at the Grammy Awards (Jan. 26) helps spur his third top 40 Hot 100 hit (49-27). “Ordinary People” (2005) and “Green Light” (2008) both reached No. 24. His current hit roars by 110% to 86,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, with greater gains likely next week following a full week of post-Grammy sales.
— Imagine Dragons: “Radioactive” (No. 33 on the Hot 100) sold 74,000 for the week ending Jan. 26, with 15% from the version featuring Kendrick Lamar, which was released hours before the tracking period’s close; the acts performed it on the Grammy Awards that night. As with Legend’s “All” (No. 27), “Radioactive” should soar further on next week’s chart.
Logging its 74th week, “Radioactive” is now two frames from tying for the Hot 100’s longest-charting hit, a record held by Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” (76 weeks, 2008-09). Meanwhile, AWOLNATION’s “Sail” (No. 42) also remains in the running for the mark, as it posts its 73rd week on the tally, the chart’s third-longest stay.
— Austin Mahone: The teen pop singer scores his best Hot 100 rank and sales week, as the “Mmm Yeah,” featuring Pitbull, starts with 70,000 sold. His sole prior entry, “What About Love,” peaked at No. 66 with a weekly high of 45,000 last year.
The new song samples “Nu Nu” by Lidell Townsell, a No. 26 Hot 100 hit and No. 2 Dance Club Songs hit in 1992. (Mahone was born four years later.)
— Shakira: She debuts at No. 11 on Hot Latin Songs with “Nunca Me Acuerdo de Olvidarte,” the Spanish rendition of her single “Can’t Remember to Forget You,” featuring Rihanna (No. 61 on the Hot 100). Per Hot Latin Songs chart policy, in order to maintain a ranking of only Spanish-language titles, download sales of solely the Spanish version will count towards Hot Latin Songs, as will airplay accumulated by either version on BDS-monitored Latin Airplay stations (as opposed to the entire Hot 100 airplay panel of more than 1,200 stations, as with all other titles for which only a Spanish version exists).
In addition, a fraction of streaming points that falls in line with the song’s ratio of Spanish-to-English download sales for the week factor into its Hot Latin Songs rank. “Nunca,” released a week after its original English debut, opens with 7,000 downloads, accounting for 22% of the combined versions’ 23,000 in weekly track sales. The song is the first single from Shakira’s self-titled first RCA album, due March 25.
— Enrique Iglesias: The star shoots 5-1 on Hot Latin Songs with “El Perdedor,” featuring Marco Antonio Solis, further extending his lead of No. 1s on the chart to 24. Luis Miguel is second with 16 No. 1s. The song enters the Hot 100 at No. 85.
— Hunter Hayes: He claims his highest-ever debut on Hot Country Songs (No. 23) and Country Digital Songs (No. 7) with “Invisible,” which he premiered during a live performance on the Jan. 26 Grammy Awards. The new single moved 35,000 downloads in the few hours between the song being posted on iTunes during the CBS broadcast and the closing of the SoundScan tracking week at midnight PST on Monday (Jan. 27).
— The 1975: The British band (named for a date listing in a beat poetry book) makes its Hot 100 debut at No. 96 with “Chocolate.” After reaching No. 29 on Alternative in September, the song equals the peak this week on Mainstream Top 40. It also jumps 37-32 on Adult Top 40 (up 34% plays).
— Oli Silk: Charting on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz airplay chart since 2006, the London-born keyboardist scores his first No. 1, as “At Your Service” rises 3-1. He previously peaked as high as No. 3 with “Chill or Be Chilled” in 2009. One of his prized possessions? His orange keytar. “It was white, but everyone else’s is white – Brian Simpson’s, Gregg Karukas’,” Silk told smooth jazz WDAS-AM Philadelphia last month. “I got some spray paint and me and my dad put it down in the kitchen on some newspaper and sprayed it orange. It looks good … from a distance. It still plays.”
Additional reporting by William Gruger, Wade Jessen, Amaya Mendizabal, Gordon Murray, Rauly Ramirez and Alex Vitoulis