Bruno Mars holds off P!nk atop singles chart

2011-02-04 09:32

NEW YORK – Bruno Mars’ Grenade logs a fourth week at No 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, although P!nk’s F**kin’ Perfect appears primed to assume the summit next week.

Grenade registered its highest weekly audience to date, 127.3 million units sold according to Nielsen BDS, holding at No 3 among Radio Songs, although it slipped from No 1 to No 3 on the Digital Songs chart with 166 000 downloads sold, off 19%, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Taking the track’s place atop Digital Songs, F**kin’ Perfect roared upward from No 6 to No 1 (241 000 downloads, up 67%), spurring a charge from No 11 to No 2 on the Hot 100 chart.

The song’s sales advance – it earns Digital Gainer honours for a third consecutive week – and its No 35 to No 22 vault on Radio Songs chart make it a strong bet to become P!nk’s fourth Hot 100 No 1 next week.

The chart’s next four titles all descend one spot each: Katy Perry’s Firework, down to No 3, Wiz Khalifa’s Black and Yellow to No 4, Enrique Iglesias’ Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You), featuring Ludacris and DJ Frank E to No 5, and Rihanna’s What’s My Name , featuring Drake, moved to No 6.

Pitbull scores his second–highest rank as a lead artist, as Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor), featuring T–Pain, rises from No 10 to No 7.

His third Hot 100 top 10 as a lead act (of five overall) beats the No 8 peak of Hotel Room Service and trails only the No 2 pinnacle of I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho), both in 2009.

Despite dipping from No 6 to No 8, Britney Spears’ Hold It Against Me earns Airplay Gainer honours on the Hot 100 for a second straight week.

The lead single from Spears’ seventh studio album, Femme Fatale, due March 15, jumped from No 11 to No 9 on Radio Songs.

In three weeks, it has become Spears’ fastest climb to the top 10 and the quickest since Katy Perry’s California Gurls did so in its third week on the June 12 2010 chart.

On Digital Songs, Hold It Against Me slid from No 3 to No 10, spurring an overall 22% decline in Hot 100 chart points and its two-rung descent.

Far*East Movement notched its second Hot 100 top 10 in as many tries, and featured vocalist Ryan Tedder in his first outing as a solo act apart from OneRepublic as Rocketeer blasted from No 16 to No 9.

The song stormed from No 14 to No 8 on the Digital Songs chart.

Ke$ha’s We R Who We R rounds out the Hot 100’s top 10, retreating from No 7 to No 10.

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