Friday, January 20, 2012

Billboard Hot 100, January 28, 2012

1 (1) We Found Love - Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris
2 (4) Set Fire to the Rain - Adele

Rihanna extends her reign at #1 with "We Found Love" featuring Calvin Harris to an astonishing 10 weeks, making Rihanna one of 11 female singers to have occupied the top spot for 11 weeks or more. Her feat follows Mariah Carey's "One Sweet Day" (16) and "We Belong Together" (14), Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" (14), Brandy and Monica's "The Boy Is Mine" (13) Faith Evan's feature on P. Diddy's "I'll Be Missing You" (11), Toni Braxton's "Un Break My Heart" (11) and Debby Boone's "You Light Up My Life," Olivia Newton-John's "Physical," Ashanti's "Foolish," Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" with 10.

Rihanna's 10th week at #1 keeps Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" at bay, which climbs 2 spots up to #2, scoring the soulful British songstress her third top 3 single. However, in bigger news, over on the Billboard 200, Adele's record-shattering 21 becomes the longest running #1 album since the 1997 Titanic soundtrack album, match its 16 week stay. It's only one of five albums to clock in at least 16 weeks at the top since SoundScan began tracking album sales in 1991, following Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard soundtrack (20 weeks), Garth Brookes' Rope In the Wind and Billy Ray Cyrus' Some Gave All (17 weeks). 21 sold 104k this week--it's 33rd week of selling over 100k, making it the first album to shift over 100k every week for 30 weeks since Usher's Confessions.

21 also breaks the record for the most week spent at #1 by a British album, besting The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Pink Floyd's The Wall which topped the albums chart for 15 weeks each.

The race is on between "We Found Love" and "Set Fire to the Rain" to see who claims the top spot next week. On iTunes "Love" is currently #6, while "Rain" is at #2 and over on Mediabase, Rihanna is currently bulletless at #2, while Adele is gainly quite rapidly up #5 from #8--It's this weeks airplay gainer.

8 (23) Rack City - Tyga
9 (11) Young, Wild & Free - Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Featuring Bruno Mars
10 (25) Turn Me On - David Guetta Featuring Nicki Minaj

The bottom few entries is dominated by hip-hop acts. Fueled by heavy digtial dsales American rapper and Young Money protege Tyga climbs 15 spots up to #8 with "Rack City" scoring his first solo top 10. Snoop Dogg's latest single "Young Wild & Free" climbs 2 spots up to #9, scoring the American rapper his 14th top 10 single. This is Wiz Khalifa's third top 10 and Bruno Mars' eighth. French DJ, David Guetta and American rapper Nicki Minaj's "Turn Me On," climbs 15 spots up to #10, scoring Guetta his fourth top 10 and Minah her sixth.

21 (58) What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger) - Kelly Clarkson

This week's digital gainer is Kelly Clarkson's awkwardly titled new single "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)" which climbs 37 spots up to #21, scoring her 13th top 40 single. It looks certain to surpass the #20 peak of "I Don't Hook Up" the 2nd single from All I Ever Wanted.

33 (57) Ass Back Home - Gym Class Heroes Featuring Neon Hitch

American band Gym Class Heroes' latest single "Ass Back Home" climbs 24 spots up to #33, scoring them their third top 40 single following "Stereo Hearts" and "Cupid's Chuckhold" (or the "Take a Look My Girlfiend" song). This is British singer/songwriter Neon Hitch's first top 40 single.

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