"I Gotta Feeling" was also the first song in digital history to sell 6 million copies (it reached that threshold in July 2010) and the first to sell 7 million copies (it hit that mark in March 2011).
Here are the other songs that made digital history by becoming the first to reach various other thresholds. 1 million: Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" (Oct. 9, 2005). 2 million: Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" (Dec. 31, 2006). 3 million: Soldier Boy Tell 'Em's "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" (June 29, 2008). 4 million and 5 million: "Low" by Flo Rida featuring T-Pain (June 28, 2008 and June 21, 2009).
"Call Me Maybe" is the first song by a female lead artist to log six weeks at #1 since Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" in the spring of 2011.
"Payphone" also enters the Official U.K. Chart at #1. It's the first #1 hit in the U.K. for both Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa. Maroon 5 reached #2 with both 2007's "Makes Me Wonder" and 2011's "Moves Like Jagger." Wiz Khalifa reached #5 with 2011's "Black And Yellow."
Maroon 5's follow-up, "One More Night," is the top new entry on this week's Hot 100 at #42. (Phil Collins had a #1 hit with a song by that title in 1985.) Both this and "Payphone" are from the group's album Overexposed, which is expected to enter The Billboard 200 at #2 next week.
Rihanna's "Where Have You Been" jumps from #8 to #5. It's Rihanna's 15th top five hit. The song tops the 1 million mark in digital sales this week.
Goulding got her big break when she sang Elton John's "Your Song" at the wedding reception party for Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29, 2011. Her recording of the song reached #2 in the U.K.
Nicki Minaj's "Starships" dips from #7 to #8 in its 19th week. It has been in the top 10 the entire time. The song this week becomes Minaj's third song to sell 3 million or more copies. It follows "Super Bass" (4,273,000) and Trey Songz's "Bottoms Up," on which she was featured (3,133,000).
"Scream" is from Usher's Looking 4 Myself album, which slips to #6 on this week's Billboard 200 after debuting at #1 last week. It's Usher's seventh consecutive album or EP to both reach the top 10 on The Billboard 200 and spawn one or more top 10 singles on the Hot 100. That's a pretty neat trick.
Here's the low-down on this week's top 10 songs.
The Top Five: Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" holds at #1 for the third week in its 18th week on the chart. This is its 13th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #1 (263K)… "Payphone" by Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa returns to #2 for a second week in its 10th week on the chart. It has been in the top three the entire time. Digital sales rank: #3 (218K)… "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye featuring Kimbra dips from #2 to #3 in its 25th week on the chart. This is the 17th week in the top 10 for the former #1 song. Digital sales rank: #4 (176K)… Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" holds at #4 for the second week in its fifth week on the chart. Digital sales rank: #2 (221K)…. Rihanna's "Where Have You Been" jumps from #8 to #5 in its 10th week on the chart. This is its fourth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #7 (122K).
The Second Five: Ellie Goulding's "Lights" jumps from #12 to #6 in its 27th week on the chart. It's her first top 10 hit. Digital sales rank: #5 (149K)…"We Are Young" by fun. featuring Janelle Monae drops from #5 to #7 in its 27th week on the chart. This is the 20th week in the top 10 for the former #1 song. Digital sales rank: #13 (87K)… Nicki Minaj's "Starships" dips from #7 to #8 in its 19th week on the chart. It has been in the top 10 the entire time. Digital sales rank: #10 (101K)…One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" drops from #6 to #9 in its 19th week on the chart. This is its 13th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #11 (100K)…Usher's "Scream" jumps from #11 to #10 in its ninth week on the chart. It's Usher's 18th top 10 hit. (Digital sales rank: #8 (119K).
Two songs drop out of the top 10 this week: "Wild Ones" by Flo Rida featuring Sia drops from #9 to #11. Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" drops from #10 to #18. Don't feel too bad for either act, though. Flo Rida's follow-up, "Whistle," jumps from #86 to #58 in its sixth week. Bieber enters the chart with two collabos. "Beauty And A Beat" (featuring Nicki Minaj) bows at #72. "Right Here" (featuring Drake) opens at #95.
"Mercy" by Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz jumps from #19 to #15 in its 12th week. The song also jumps to #1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. It's West's sixth #1, Big Sean's second and the first for Pusha T and 2 Chainz. West and Big Sean shared a previous #1, Big Sean's "Marvin & Chardonnay," on which West was featured (along with Roscoe Dash)...Karmin's "Brokenhearted" jumps from #18 to #17 in its 16th week. The song has climbed as high as #16...Luke Bryan's "Drunk On You" holds at #16 for the fourth straight week. The song also jumps to #1 on Hot Country Songs. It's Bryan's fourth #1 country hit.
Kenny Chesney's "Come Over" jumps from #30 to #26 in its sixth week…Eli Young Band's "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" jumps from #33 to #29 in its 15th week…fun.'s "Some Nights" jumps from #41 to #32 in its 18th week…"Let's Go" by Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo jumps from #44 to #35 in its seventh week.
Cher Lloyd's "Want U Back" vaults from #75 to #51 in its second week…Linkin Park's
"Burn It Down" jumps from #64 to #53 in its 10th week. The song has climbed as high as #30. The band's Living Thing album is expected to enter The Billboard 200 at #1 next week…Blake Shelton's "Over" jumps from #89 to #76 in its second week.
Train's "Drive By," which reached #10, tops the 2 million mark this week. It's Train's third song to reach this level. It follows "Hey, Soul Sister" (5,978,000) and "Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me)" (2,132,000)…Katy Perry's former #1 hit "Part Of Me" also tops the 2 million mark this week.
Kip Moore's "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck," which reached #29, tops the 1 million mark this week. It's his first million-seller. Carrie Underwood's 2007 hit "So Small" also tops the 1 million mark this week. It's her 10th million-seller. Among country artists, only Taylor Swift has had more. (She's had 15.)
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