Thursday, April 07, 2011

Billboard Hot 100, April 16, 2011

1. E.T. - Katy Perry feat. Kanye West
2. S&M - Rihanna

Last week, Katy Perry's second album Teenage Dream landed its fourth #1 single with "E.T." featuring Kanye West, making Perry the first female artist to land four #1 singles from one album since Mariah Carey did the same 21 years ago with her self-titled debut album in 1990 and the first artist in general to do so since Usher's fourth album Confessions in 2004 (although as ww_adh notes, that is a little iffy as its fourth #1 "My Boo" with Alicia Keys wasn't included on the original version of the album). This week "E.T." spends its second week at #1 as this weeks digital gainer, selling 327k downloads this week.

Rihanna's "S&M" remains bulleted at #2 this week, I've lumped it with Perry because there's a great chance it could ascend to #1 next week or the week after, which would conveniently make Rihanna the first artist to land 3 #1's from one album since Perry's Teenage Dream sent its first 3 to #1 last year. It's currently #1 on top 40 airplay and top 5 on iTunes. I hope it happens, what a convenient feat that would be.

3. Just Can't Get Enough - Black Eyed Peas

The Black Eyed Peas' latest single "Just Can't Get Enough" climbs 2 spots up to #3, scoring the bands 6th top 3 single.

4. Fuck You (Forget You) - Cee Lo Green

Cee Lo Green "Fuck You/Forget You" drops 2 spots to #4, however remarkably this week finally climbs to #1 on the Pop Songs tally after a staggering 30 weeks, surpassing the 23 week climb to #1 of P!nk's "U+Ur Hand" in 2006. Unfortunately, I think it's too late for a #1 on here--but looking at the run its had, that doesn't seem like too much of a downer.

8. On the Floor - Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull

J.Lo rebounds 10 - 8 with "On the Floor" featuring Pitbull. It's definitely a digital-comeback from the singer, however pop radio seems to be a little skeptical, the single is currently stalling at #16 on top 40 airplay.

10. Rolling in the Deep - Adele
19. Written in the Stars - Tinie Tempah feat. Eric Turner

British singer Adele storms into the top 10, climbing 7 spots up to #10 with "Rolling in the Deep" scoring her first American top 10 single while, fellow musical British peer Tinie Tempah also climbs 7 spots, into the top 20 scoring his first American top 20 hit. A huge congratulations to both. Both songs are also climbing quite steadily on Mediabase.

13. Till the World Ends - Britney Spears

Britney Spears' "Till the World Ends" climbs 9 spots up to #13, re-entering the top 20 following its rather unusual drop 2 week ago. In other Britney news, the singer land her 6th #1 album with her 7th album Femme Fatale this week, although it did clock in the singer's lowest first-week sales since her debut album ...Baby One More Time, selling 276k--quite a drop from the 506k opening of her last album Circus.

22. John - Lil' Wayne feat. Rick Ross

Rapper Lil' Wayne's latest single "John" the second single from the forthcoming fourth installment in the rapper's Tha Carter series, surges 35 spots up to #22 scoring his 11th top 40 single.

27. The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars

It's too early to call, but could this be another chart-topper for R&B crooner Bruno Mars? His latest single "The Lazy Song" climbs 10 spots up to #27 this week.

39. Backseat - New Boyz featuring The Cataracs & Dev

Hip-hop duo New Boyz score their third top 40 single with "Backseat," following the god-awful "You're a Jerk" and the mildly better but still silly "Tie Me Down" featuring R&B singer Ray J. Is this even worth a listen?


Paul said...

poor bertney. At least she has more success in the US than she is currently getting in the uk!!

J.Mensah said...

Who the hell is Bertney? ¬_¬