"Scream & Shout" is from will.i.am's upcoming fourth solo studio album, #willpower, which is due Feb. 4. The song's music video premiered on The X Factor on Nov. 28.
"Scream & Shout" vaults from #66 to #1 in its second week on Hot Digital Songs. Billboard's Gary Trust reports that that constitutes the biggest leap to #1 in the history of the digital sales chart. It surpasses the #57 to #1 surge of "Breaking Free" in January 2006 by the High School Musical team of Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens. This is the seventh career #1 on that chart for both will.i.am and Spears. For will.i.am, it follows five chart-toppers with the Peas and the aforementioned smash with Usher.
Bruno Mars' "Locked Out Of Heaven" jumps from #4 to #2 in its ninth week. It's very close to becoming Mars' fourth #1 hit, following "Nothin' On You" (a collabo with B.o.B), "Just The Way You Are" and "Grenade."
"One More Night" is the 14th song to sell 3 million copies in 2012. This ties the number of 3-million-sellers in all of 2011, and there are still four chart weeks left in this year. The tally is sure to grow. The number of 3-million-sellers has grown steadily over the years, from two in all of 2008, to seven in 2009, 12 in 2010 and 14 in 2011. Maroon 5, .fun and Flo Rida each have two of this year's 14 3-million-sellers. (Imagine what a collabo by those three acts would sell.)
All three of these songs deserve note. "Ho Hey" jumps to #1 on the Hot Rock Songs chart. "Home" has sold 2,700,000 copies. It has ranked in the top 10 on Hot Digital Songs for 13 weeks. "I Cry" jumps to #1 on the Rap Songs chart. It's Flo Rida's first #1 on that chart since his 2007-2008 debut smash "Low."
Here's the low-down on this week's top 10 songs.
The Top Five: Rihanna's "Diamonds" holds at #1 for the third week in its 10th week on the chart. This is its seventh week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #8 (122K)… Bruno Mars' "Locked Out Of Heaven" jumps from #4 to #2 in its ninth week on the chart. This is its sixth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #5 (135K)… Ke$ha's "Die Young" dips from #2 to #3 in its 10th week on the chart. This is its seventh week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #7 (122K)…Maroon 5's "One More Night" dips from #3 to #4 in its 24rd week on the chart. This is its 16th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #12 (79K)…The Lumineers' "Ho Hey" jumps from #7 to #5 in its 26th week on the chart. This is its third week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #6 (127K).
The Second Five: fun.'s "Some Nights" holds at #6 for the second week in its 41st week on the chart. This is its 17th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #15 (73K)… Phillip Phillips' "Home" jumps from #8 to #7 in its 23rd week on the chart. This is its fifth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #9 (118K)…Flo Rida's "I Cry" jumps from #9 to #8 in its 10th week on the chart. This is its fourth week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #10 (96K)…Ne-Yo's "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)" rebounds from #10 to #9 in its 18th week on the chart. This is its seventh week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #26 (46K)…PSY's "Gangnam Style" drops from #5 to #10 in its 13th week on the chart. This is its 11th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #2 (143K).
Kendrick Lamar's "Swimming Pools (Drank)" jumps from #20 to #17 in its 16th week…"Don't You Worry Child" by Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin jumps from #28 to #21 in its 11th week. The song hit #1 on the Official U.K. chart in October.
(A different song titled "My Life" was a #3 hit for Billy Joel in 1979. Joel obviously had a good ear for catchy song titles. He had a #3 hit in 1978 with a song titled "Just The Way You Are." Bruno Mars took a different song with that title to #1 in 2010.)
The Band Perry's "Better Dig Two" leaps from #60 to #44 in its fifth week…Zac Brown Band's "Goodbye In Her Eyes" jumps from #59 to #51 in its eighth week…Gary Allan's "Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)" jumps from #63 to #55 in its ninth week…Ellie Goulding's "Anything Could Happen" jumps from #64 to #56 in its eighth week.
"Rest Of My Life" by Ludacris featuring Usher and David Guetta re-enters the chart at #83. The song has already climbed as high as #72…Another Ludacris song, "Representin'" (featuring Kelly Rowland) debuts at #97. Both songs are from Ludacris' eighth studio album, Ludaversal, which is due March 4.
Hunter Hayes' "Somebody's Heartbreak" jumps from #100 to #86 in its second week…Dierks Bentley's "Tip It On Back" re-enters the chart at #91.
Two contestants from The Voice debut this week. Melanie Martinez's version of Alex Clare's "Too Close" bows at #94. Cassadee Pope's version of Michelle Branch's "Are You Happy Now" opens at #95.
Tim McGraw's "One Of Those Nights" debuts at #96. It's from Two Lanes Of Freedom, which is due Feb. 5.…"Oath" by Cher Lloyd featuring Becky G debuts at #99. It's from Sticks + Stones.
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