1999, Ricky Martin went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca’. The song spent 5 weeks at No.1.
Madonna Tops Lady Gaga for Biggest 2nd Week Sales Drop for a No. 1-Debuting Album…
This week, Madonna’s “MDNA” earns the distinction of the largest second-week percentage sales drop for a No. 1-debuting album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991. The album slides from No. 1 to No. 8 on the Billboard 200 with a 86.7% sales decline (falling from 359,000 to 48,000 according to SoundScan).
The percentage dip surpasses the record set by Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” when it fell 84.27% in its second week on the chart dated June 18, 2011. “Born This Way” bowed the previous frame at No. 1 with 1.11 million, and then sold 174,000 in its second week at the top of the chart. (Read More at Billboard…)
Fun. Makes Digital Sales History in Sixth Week at No. 1…
Fun.’s “We Are Young,” featuring Janelle Monae, leads the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for a sixth week. In doing so, it becomes the first song ever to log six weeks of 300,000 or more in digital sales.
With 390,000 downloads sold in the April 2-8 tracking period, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the song returns for a seventh frame atop Hot Digital Songs (2-1). With its latest weekly sum, “Young” has sold at least 300,000-plus for six straight weeks, becoming the first song ever to reach such a total in each of six weeks - consecutive or not. It passes the only other title to rack five weeks of sales of 300,000-plus: Eminem’s… (Read More at Billboard…)
Justin Bieber’s ‘Boyfriend’ Debuts at No. 2 on Hot 100…
Fun.’s “We Are Young,” featuring Janelle Monae, tops the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for a fifth week, just holding off Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend,” which bounds in at No. 2 with the second-highest-ever debut digital sales week.
"Boyfriend" opens atop the Digital Songs chart with 521,000 first-week downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Since SoundScan began tracking digital sales (which first contributed to the Hot 100 the week of Feb. 12, 2005), only Flo Rida’s "Right Round" has debuted on Digital Songs with a higher total (636,000, the week of Feb. 28, 2009). (Read More HERE…)
Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez Storm Pop Songs…
Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lopez storm Billboard’s Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart with new singles, led by Bieber’s record-breaking bow.
Bieber’s “Boyfriend” launches at No. 20 with 3,961 first-week plays on 129 of the chart’s 134 reporters (an average of 31 plays per station), marking the best first-week plays sum for a song by a male artist in the chart’s almost 20-year history. The song also ties for the seventh-best positional start among all acts in the tally’s archives. (Read More HERE…)
WINNER OF THE WEEK: One Direction. A few weeks ago when we suggested that the Wanted might herald the return of boy bands, a publicist emailed us immediately. One Direction is the band you want to write about, said the flack. We’re starting to come around to that point of view – or at least, to the idea that these bands might be developing a Backstreet Boys vs. ‘NSync rivalry for the Recession Generation. Although floppy-haired hunks One Direction sold just 176,000 copies of their Up All Night LP in its first week on sale, that’s enough to make them the first U.K. group to hit Number One with a debut album. They also just announced a North American tour this morning, in which the biggest venues are arenas. This can’t be right. Didn’t the last boy band era just end? Eleven years ago feels just like yesterday. (Read More HERE…)