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Chart Highlights: Lorde’s ‘Team’ Wins Way In At Rock; Backstreet’s Back On Adult Pop Songs

Lorde debuts her new single ahead of the Billboard 200 bow of her album "Pure Heroine," while Backstreet Boys post a career-best entrance. Plus, new No. 1s for Anna Kendrick, Krewella and Billy…

Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below.

All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com and Billboardbiz every Thursday and appear in the next issue of Billboard magazine.

Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (4 weeks)*** “Roar” Katy Perry
Greatest Gainer No. 9 “Wrecking Ball” Miley Cyrus
Debut No. 33 “Rough Water” Travie McCoy Featuring Jason Mraz
Debut No. 37 “All Night” Icona Pop
Debut No. 39 “White Walls” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring ScHoolboy Q & Hollis
Debut No. 40 “Brave” Sara Bareilles


Adult Contemporary
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “Cups (Pitch Perfect’s When I’m Gone)” Anna Kendrick
Greatest Gainer No. 7 “Roar” Katy Perry
Debut No. 28 “Let Her Go” Passenger

Adult Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** “Roar” Katy Perry
Greatest Gainer No. 3 “Royals” Lorde
Debut No. 29 “Waiting For Superman” Daughtry

Debut No. 34 “In A World Like This” Backstreet Boys
Backstreet’s back! The group charts its first Adult Pop Songs chart entry since 2007, as “In a World Like This” debuts at No. 34. It’s also BSB’s best bow, topping the No. 35 start of its highest-peaking hit on the chart, 1999’s No. 11-reaching classic “I Want It That Way.” The new song is the first single from the reunited boy band’s like-titled album, which debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 5 in August.

Debut No. 39 “Love Me Again” John Newman
Debut No. 40 “365 Days” ZZ Ward

Dance/Club Play Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “Live For The Night” Krewella
Greatest Gainer No. 2 “Roar” Katy Perry
Debut No. 26 “Work B**ch!” Britney Spears
Debut No. 39 “Wrecking Ball” Miley Cyrus
Debut No. 40 “Royals” Lorde
Debut No. 42 “Feva” Ranny Featuring Deepa Soul
Debut No. 43 “Close To Where You Are” Brooklyn Haley
Debut No. 44 “Atmosphere” Kaskade
Debut No. 46 “Love Is A Bourgeois Construct” Pet Shop Boys
Debut No. 50 “Baby I” Ariana Grande

R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
*** No. 1 (12 weeks)*** “Blurred Lines” Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. + Pharrell
Greatest Gainer No. 4 “I Luv This Sh*t” August Alsina/Trinidad James
Debut No. 49 “All Hustle, No Luck” Lantana
Debut No. 50 “They Don’t Know” Rico Love

Rap Airplay
*** No. 1 (7 weeks)*** “Holy Grail” Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
Greatest Gainer No. 19 “F*ckwithmeyouknowigotit” Jay Z Featuring Rick Ross
Debut No. 25 “23” Mike WiLL Made-It Featuring Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa & Juicy J

Country Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** “Hey Girl” Billy Currington
Greatest Gainer No. 14 “Carolina” Parmalee
Debut No. 56 “Strong” Will Hoge
Debut No. 57 “Compass” Lady Antebellum
Debut No. 59 “Sober” Little Big Town
Debut No. 60 “Take The Keys” Leah Turner

Rock Airplay
*** No. 1 (7 weeks)*** “Royals” Lorde

Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 32 “Team” Lorde
As “Royals” returns to No. 1 on Rock Airplay, Lorde’s “Team” starts at No. 32, and No. 31 on Alternative Songs (see below). Her new rock radio single, along with “Royals,” ushers in her debut full-length album “Pure Heroine,” likely due at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 this week. Check Billboard.com Wednesday morning (Oct. 9) for a full rundown of the refreshed chart’s top 10.

Debut No. 46 “Battle Born” Five Finger Death Punch

Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** “Out Of My League” Fitz And The Tantrums
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 31 “Team” Lorde

Latin Airplay   
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** “Loco” Enrique Iglesias Featuring Romeo Santos
Greatest Gainer No. 12 “Come With Me” Ricky Martin
Debut No. 36 “No Morire” Hector Acosta “El Torito”
Debut No. 43 “Demasiado Bueno” Kany Garcia
Debut No. 50 “Pirata” Yiyo Sarante

Regional Mexican Songs
*** No. 1 (14 weeks)*** “El Ruido de Tus Zapatos” La Arrolladora Banda el Limon de Rene Camacho
Greatest Gainer No. 2 “Ni Que Estuvieras Tan Buena” Calibre 50
Debut No. 33 “Lastima Que Seas Ajena” Pepe Aguilar
Debut No. 36 “Capaz de Todo” Larry Hernandez
Debut No. 38 “La Clika Acelerada” Los Inquietos del Norte
Debut No. 39 “Los Consejos” Banda Rancho Viejo

Latin Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (4 weeks)*** “Loco” Enrique Iglesias Featuring Romeo Santos
Greatest Gainer No. 11 “Que Viva La Vida” Wisin
Debut No. 31 “Wake Me Up!” Avicii
Debut No. 32 “Supa de Caracol – Yupi” Elvis Crespo
Debut No. 37 “Cotorra y Voli” El Cata Featuring Pitbull
Debut No. 39 “Summertime Sadness” Lana Del Rey & Cedric Gervais

Tropical Songs
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** “Propuesta Indecente” Romeo Santos
Debut No. 32 “Hey” Toby Love
Debut No. 34 “Que Viva La Vida” Wisin
Debut No. 38 “Ese Es Mi Carino” Norka
Greatest Gainer “Perdi El Control” Renzo

Christian Songs
*** No. 1 (4 weeks)*** “Overcomer” Mandisa
Greatest Gainer No. 8 “The Only Name (Yours Will Be)” Big Daddy Weave
Debut No. 46 “Love Restores” Shine Bright Baby
Debut No. 48 “You Alone” Kutless

Gospel Songs
*** No. 1 (10 weeks)*** “Every Praise” Hezekiah Walker
Debut No. 30 “If God Be For Us” Three Winans Brothers (3WB)
Greatest Gainer “Our God” Micah Stampley