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Chart Beat Thursday: Eminem, Katy Perry, Billy Ray Cyrus

It's the Eminem Show - and Katy Perry's, too - on this week's Billboard Hot 100, as the pair claims three of the chart's top five positions.

ONE OF THE BOYS: As “Recovery” spends a sixth week atop the Billboard 200 and “Love the Way You Lie,” featuring Rihanna, tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth frame, Eminem joins an elite group of male artists who have led both lists with albums and accompanying singles for at least five weeks each.

Eminem is the ninth solo male to accomplish such a double domination. Of the acts, 50 Cent is the only male to boast the feat with two albums (“Get Rich or Die Tryin’ ” and “The Massacre”), while only Usher has plated multiple five-week or more Hot 100 leaders from an album that also led the Billboard 200 for at least five weeks (“Yeah!,” “Burn” and “My Boo,” all from “Confessions”).


Here is a look at the men who have managed such lengthy commands with Hot 100 No. 1s and their parent Billboard 200-topping albums, a varied group that includes a Sergeant (Barry Sadler) and a Marshall (Mathers):

Ray Charles, 1962
“Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music” (14 weeks at No. 1, Billboard 200)
“I Can’t Stop Loving You” (5 weeks at No. 1, Hot 100)

SSgt Barry Sadler, 1966
“Ballads of the Green Berets” (5 weeks)
“The Ballad of the Green Berets” (5 weeks)

Paul Mauriat, 1968
“Blooming Hits” (5 weeks)
“Love Is Blue” (5 weeks)

John Lennon, 1980-81
“Double Fantasy” (John Lennon/Yoko Ono) (8 weeks)
“(Just Like) Starting Over” (5 weeks)

Michael Jackson, 1983-84
“Thriller” (37 weeks)
“Billie Jean” (7 weeks)

Prince, 1984-85
“Purple Rain” (Prince and the Revolution) (24 weeks)
“When Doves Cry” (Prince and the Revolution) (5 weeks)

50 Cent, 2003
“Get Rich or Die Tryin’ ” (6 weeks)
“In Da Club” (9 weeks)

Usher, 2004
“Confessions” (9 weeks)
“Yeah!” (12 weeks)
“Burn” (8 weeks)
“My Boo” (Usher and Alicia Keys) (6 weeks)

50 Cent, 2005
“The Massacre” (6 weeks)
“Candy Shop” (featuring Olivia) (9 weeks)

Eminem, 2010
“Recovery” (6 weeks)
“Love the Way You Lie,” featuring Rihanna (5 weeks)

KATY KEEPS ‘CALIFORNIA’ ‘DREAM’-ING: While Eminem joins an exclusive boys club of chart achievers, Katy Perry similarly earns an honor previously attained by just nine solo female artists.

As previously reported, Perry becomes the 10th woman to concurrently place two titles in the Hot 100’s top five as a lead act. Her “Teenage Dream” jumps 9-5, while her former six-week No. 1, “California Gurls,” rebounds 4-3.

Here is a recap of the 10 female soloists to double up simultaneously in the Hot 100’s top five. Donna Summer, Mariah Carey and Beyonce are the only women to do so with two different sets of songs:

Linda Ronstadt
“Blue Bayou,” “It’s So Easy,” 1977

Olivia Newton-John
“Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “Summer Nights” (John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John & “Grease” Cast), 1978

Donna Summer
“Bad Girls,” “Hot Stuff,” 1979
“Dim All the Lights,” “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)” (Barbra Streisand/Donna Summer), 1979

“Crazy for You,” “Material Girl,” 1985

Whitney Houston
“I Will Always Love You,” “I’m Every Woman,” 1993

Mariah Carey
“Fantasy,” “One Sweet Day” (Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men), 1995
“Shake It Off,” “We Belong Together,” 2005

“The Boy Is Mine” (Brandy & Monica), “The First Night,” 1998

“Baby Boy” (featuring Sean Paul), “Crazy in Love” (featuring Jay-Z), 2003
“If I Were a Boy,” “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” 2008

“Disturbia,” Take a Bow,” 2008

Katy Perry
“California Gurls” (featuring Snoop Dogg), “Teenage Dream,” 2010

52 WEEKS, AFTER 52 YEARS: For the first time since 1958, a song has spent a year on Billboard’s Country Songs chart.

Bulleting at its peak to-date of No. 5 in its 52nd chart week, Lee Brice‘s “Love Like Crazy” becomes just the third title to rack a year on Country Songs since the chart launched in 1944.

“Love Like Crazy” debuted the week of Sept. 5, 2009, at No. 58. It reached the top 40 in its 11th week and the top 10 in its 46th week, completing the longest trek to the top 10 in the chart’s archives.

Here is a look at the three titles to log a year or more on Country Songs:

Weeks on Chart, Title, Artist, Years on Chart
54, “Bouquet of Roses,” Eddy Arnold, 1948-49
52, “Fraulein,” Bobby Helms, 1957-58
52, “Love Like Crazy,” Lee Brice, 2009-10

PRE-TEENAGE ‘DREAM’: Not only does 10-year-old “America’s Got Talent” contestant Jackie Evancho roar onto a selection of Billboard album charts this week, but she also brings several notable titles to Billboard’s Classical Digital Songs chart.

As previously reported, Evancho’s self-released album, “Prelude to a Dream,” debuts at No. 1 on Heatseekers Albums, No. 2 on Classical Albums and No. 121 on the Billboard 200.

Nine songs from the set storm the 25-position Classical Digital Songs survey, led by “O Mio Babbino Caro at No. 1. Also new to the list are Evancho’s remakes of Britney Spears‘ 2004 No. 15 Hot 100 hit “Everytime” (No. 3), Martina McBride’s No. 5-peaking Country Songs entry “Concrete Angel” from 2003 (No. 6) and Don McLean’s No. 12 hit on the Hot 100 in 1972, “Starry Starry Night (Vincent)” (No. 21).

At No. 15 on Classical Digital Songs, Evancho’s “Think of Me” ranks one spot higher than another Andrew Lloyd Webber “Phantom of the Opera” favorite: Sarah Brightman’s version of “All I Ask of You.”

LIKE FATHER, LIKE DAUGHTER (AND BROTHER): Miley Cyrus has a musical alter ego and, now, dad Billy Ray does, too.

While Miley has appeared on Billboard charts credited as “Miley Cyrus” and her Disney persona “Hannah Montana,” Billy Ray Cyrus reaches Heatseekers Albums as frontman of the rock band Brother Clyde. The act bows on the list at No. 40 with its self-titled debut set.

“I always loved rock ‘n’ roll,” Cyrus says. “That was a heavy part of what I was as a young juvenile delinquent.

“I tried from my first album to rock like any other Southern rock band.”

Not completely eschewing his country roots – Cyrus has placed 29 titles on Country Songs, led by his five-week debut No. 1 “Achy Breaky Heart” in 1992 – Brother Clyde’s introductory effort includes a duet with Dolly Parton and a cover of Johnny Cash‘s “I Walk the Line.”

Another Cyrus family member appears on the album. Billy Ray’s son and Miley’s brother, Trace – formerly of the group Metro Station, which peaked at No. 10 on the Hot 100 with “Shake It” in 2008 – guests on the track “Alive.”