Beyonce's fifth album is one of the biggest success stories of the past couple of years. It sold 1.5 million copies in its first five weeks. But the album has yet to spawn a top 10 single. Three songs from the album are listed on this week's Hot 100. "Drunk In Love" (featuring Jay Z) dips from #15 to #16 in its fourth week. (It has climbed as high as #12.) "XO" jumps from #54 to #50 in its fourth week. "Partition" is this week's second-highest new entry at #90.
You may remember that none of the singles from Beyonce's 2011 album "4" cracked the top 10. Beyonce's last top 10 hit as a lead artist was "Sweet Dreams," which reached #10 in November 2009. I imagine that one of the aforementioned songs will do the trick. Stay tuned.
The big news on this week's Hot 100 is the rise to the top five of "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry featuring Juicy J. I covered that, and the rest of the top 10 action, in a Chart Watch blog that we posted earlier today. If you missed it, here's a link. This blog is a look at key movers and debuts below the top 10.
Lorde's "Team" jumps from #14 to #11 in its 16th week. Digital sales rank: #8 (125K)…Bastille's "Pompeii" jumps from #18 to #12 in its 22nd week. The song tops the 1 million mark in digital sales this week. Digital sales rank: #9 (124K)…"Stay The Night" by Zedd featuring Hayley Williams jumps from #23 to #18 in its 17th week…"Show Me" by Kid Ink featuring Chris Brown jumps from #31 to #21 in its 10th week. Kid Ink's second full-length album, "My Own Lane" enters The Billboard 200 at #3.
Aloe Blacc's "The Man" vaults from #79 to #24 in its third week. Digital sales rank: #7 (139K). Blacc was featured, sans credit, on Avicii's monster hit, "Wake Me Up!" Blacc's song is scaling the Hot 100 faster than Avicii's follow-up, "Hey Brother," which jumps from #53 to #44 in its sixth week.
Idina Menzel's "Let It Go" jumps from #27 to #25 in its seventh week. Digital sales rank: #10 (118K). It's the biggest hit from the "Frozen" soundtrack, which tops The Billboard 200 for the second week. Demi Lovato's pop cover version of the song drops from #38 to #52 in its seventh week. It's very rare for the original version by a Broadway star to climb higher than a pop cover version. But don't feel too bad for Lovato. Her new "Neon Lights" jumps from #88 to #78 in its third week.
Sara Bareilles' "Brave" jumps from #30 to #26 in its 31st week. This matches its highest ranking to date…"Talk Dirty" by Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz vaults from #49 to #29 in its fourth week.
Luke Bryan's "Drink A Beer" jumps from #36 to #33 in its 10th week. The song jumps to #1 on Hot Country Songs, displacing Florida Georgia Line's "Stay." It's Bryan's sixth #1 country hit...John Newman's "Love Me Again" vaults from #59 to #36 in its eighth week. The song reached #1 on the U.K.'s Official Singles Chart in July. Newman's album "Tribute" (also a former U.K. #1) enters The Billboard 200 at #24 this week.
Pharrell Williams' "Happy" vaults from #98 to #56 in its second week. The song, from "Despicable Me 2," returns to #1 on The U.K.'s Official Singles chart this week, displacing "Timber" by Pitbull featuring Ke$ha…"Up Down (Do This All Day)" by T-Pain featuring B.o.B jumps from #78 to #69 in its eighth week…"Paranoid" by Ty Dolla $ign featuring B.o.B jumps from #87 to #75 in its fourth week…Bruno Mars' "Young Girls" jumps from #94 to #76 in its second week. Brantley Gilbert's "Bottoms Up" jumps from #91 to #77 in its fourth week. The song has climbed as high as #58…Dan + Shay's "19 You + Me" jumps from #96 to #81 in its second week.
Lucy Hale's "You Sound Good To Me" is this week's top new entry at #88. The 24-year old actress appears on "Pretty Little Liars," an ABC Family series…Randy Houser's "Goodnight Kiss" debuts at #93. It's the third Hot 100 hit from Houser's third studio album, "How Country Feels"…Thomas Rhett's "Get Me Some Of That" debuts at #94. It's the third Hot 100 hit from his first full-length album, "It Goes Like This."
Eric Church's "Give Me Back My Hometown" debuts at #95. It's the second Hot 100 hit from Church's fourth studio album, "The Outsiders," which is due Feb. 11. Church's biggest hit to date is of course "Springsteen." Bruce Springsteen reached the top 10 in January 1986 with a song called "My Hometown."
"She Knows" by J. Cole featuring Amber Coffman & Cults debuts at #96. It's the third Hot 100 hit from the rapper's chart-topping sophomore album, "Born Sinner"…Flo Rida's "How I Feel" debuts at #98. It's from his fifth studio album, "The Perfect 10," which is due later this year… Somo's "Ride" debuts at #100. Somo is a 26-year old R&B/pop singer. This is from his major-label debut, due this year.
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