Thursday, May 05, 2011

Billboard Hot 100, May 17, 2011

Not particularly interesting this week...

1. E.T. - Katy Perry (feat. Kanye West)
2. Rolling in the Deep - Adele

Katy Perry's "E.T." extends its chart reign to 5 weeks, only one week short of matching Lady Gaga's run of 6 weeks with "Born This Way," the longest stay at #1 so far this year. The single sold 300,300 this week, a measly 300 copies over Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" which also sold 300k and remains bulleted at #2. Currently, "Deep" is the fastest gaining song on Radio--it gained 77 million in audience impressions last week (and is up to 84 million this week) making it it this week's airplay gainer. While Perry continues to dominate Radio with "E.T." surely, in the on-coming weeks, a week at #1 is possible for Adele?

3. Till the World Ends - Britney Spears (feat. Ke$ha & Nicki Minaj)

Britney's "Till the World Ends" returns to the top 10, climbing 8 spots up to #3 landing Spears her 8th top 5 single and earning a new peak (and third single to peak at #3). It's also the first time the singer has scored 3 top 5's in the same year, following ("Hold it Against Me" and "S&M (Remix)" with Rihanna). Of course it's surge into the top 5 is spearheaded by its accompanying remix featuring pop heavy-weight Ke$ha and rapper Nicki Minaj which accounted for over 60% of "World's" combined sales. This is Nicki Minaj's first top 5 (if you don't count "BedRock" with Young Money and Lloyd) and Ke$ha's fourth (if you don't count Flo Rida's "Right Round"). It's this weeks digital gainer.

13. Give Me Everything - Pitbull (feat. Ne-Yo, AfroJack & Nayer)

Pitbull climbs 6 spots up to #13 with "Give Me Everything" the second single from his fifth album Planet Pit (misleading title for those with understandable armpit fetishes).


rcLoy said...

Armpit fetish! LOL!

J.Mensah said...

Haha! :)