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Carly Rae Jepsen Ties Gotye for Hot 100’s Longest Rule This Year

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Carly Rae Jepsen Ties Gotye for Hot 100’s Longest Rule This Year

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Maroon 5’s ‘Payphone’ Charges Onto Hot 100…

How ironic that a song about something as old-fashioned as a payphone sets a digital download record.

With digital sales of 493,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Maroon 5’s “Payphone,” featuring rapper Wiz Khalifa, roars onto the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart at No. 3. Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” featuring Kimbra, meanwhile, spends a second week at No. 1. (Read More at Billboard…)
Maroon 5’s ‘Payphone’ Charges Onto Hot 100…

How ironic that a song about something as old-fashioned as a payphone sets a digital download record.

With digital sales of 493,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Maroon 5’s “Payphone,” featuring rapper Wiz Khalifa, roars onto the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart at No. 3. Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” featuring Kimbra, meanwhile, spends a second week at No. 1. (Read More at Billboard…)

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Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ Roars to No. 1 on Hot 100…

Fueled by a “Glee” remake and his appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” Gotye scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his first entry on the songs chart, as “Somebody That I Used to Know,” featuring Kimbra, lifts 2-1.
 
With the “Glee” cast having performed its version of the song on the Fox series’ April 10 episode and Gotye and Kimbra having sung “Somebody” on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” on April 14, the track sold 542,000 downloads in the April 9-15 tracking period, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The sum is the fourth-best since SoundScan began tracking digital sales in 2003. Here are the five highest weekly totals… at Billboard…

Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ Roars to No. 1 on Hot 100…

Fueled by a “Glee” remake and his appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” Gotye scores his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his first entry on the songs chart, as “Somebody That I Used to Know,” featuring Kimbra, lifts 2-1.

With the “Glee” cast having performed its version of the song on the Fox series’ April 10 episode and Gotye and Kimbra having sung “Somebody” on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” on April 14, the track sold 542,000 downloads in the April 9-15 tracking period, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The sum is the fourth-best since SoundScan began tracking digital sales in 2003. Here are the five highest weekly totals… at Billboard

2 years ago · 4 notes · Source

THIS DAY IN MUSIC…

1995, Montell Jordan started a seven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘This Is How We Do It’, a No.11 hit in the UK.

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THIS DAY IN MUSIC…

1975, Elton John started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Philadelphia Freedom’, his fourth US No.1, it made No.12 in the UK.
THIS DAY IN MUSIC…

1975, Elton John started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Philadelphia Freedom’, his fourth US No.1, it made No.12 in the UK.

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Rihanna Sets ‘Where Have You Been’ As Next Single…

After her first Calvin Harris-assisted single, “We Found Love,” became her longest-leading No. 1 hit on the Hot 100, Rihanna has set her other pulsating collaboration with the producer, “Where Have You Been,” as the fifth single from Talk That Talk. (Read More and Listen at Billboard…)
Rihanna Sets ‘Where Have You Been’ As Next Single…

After her first Calvin Harris-assisted single, “We Found Love,” became her longest-leading No. 1 hit on the Hot 100, Rihanna has set her other pulsating collaboration with the producer, “Where Have You Been,” as the fifth single from Talk That Talk. (Read More and Listen at Billboard…)

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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’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…)

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April 4, 1964: The Beatles Make Hot 100 History…

On the Billboard Hot 100 dated 48 years ago today - April 4, 1964 - the Beatles made history as the only act ever to monopolize the chart’s top five positions.

With a 27-1 second-week blast to the top for “Can’t Buy Me Love,” the Fab Four locked up the chart’s entire top five:

The Billboard Hot 100, April 4, 1964
Position, Title
No. 1, “Can’t Buy Me Love”
No. 2, “Twist and Shout”
No. 3, “She Loves You”
No. 4, “I Want to Hold Your Hand”
No. 5, “Please Please Me”

(Read More HERE…)

April 4, 1964: The Beatles Make Hot 100 History…

On the Billboard Hot 100 dated 48 years ago today - April 4, 1964 - the Beatles made history as the only act ever to monopolize the chart’s top five positions.

With a 27-1 second-week blast to the top for “Can’t Buy Me Love,” the Fab Four locked up the chart’s entire top five:

The Billboard Hot 100, April 4, 1964

Position, Title

No. 1, “Can’t Buy Me Love”

No. 2, “Twist and Shout”

No. 3, “She Loves You”

No. 4, “I Want to Hold Your Hand”

No. 5, “Please Please Me”

(Read More HERE…)

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