"Call Me Maybe" tops the 3 million mark in U.S. sales this week. This week, it becomes the best-selling hit by a lead female solo artist so far this year. It swipes the title from Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)."
"Call Me Maybe" was #1 in Jepsen's native Canada for four weeks, beginning in February. That's when Justin Bieber got on board. Bieber tweeted his enthusiasm for the song to his more than 20 million Twitter followers. He also made a video in which he, Selena Gomez and Ashley Tisdale sang the song. With that kind of high-profile support, Jepsen's song took off around the world.
"Call Me Maybe" holds at #1 on Hot Digital Songs for the fourth straight week. It's the first song by an unassisted female solo artist to stay on top so long since Adele's "Someone Like You" had four weeks on top in September and October. (If you want to count women who had a little backup help, "We Found Love" by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris was the nation's best-selling digital hit for five weeks in October and November.)
Maroon 5's "Payphone" holds at #3 for the fourth straight week (and the seventh time in the past eight weeks). Incidentally, this isn't the first top 10 hit about a pay phone. Primitive Radio Gods hit #10 in 1996 with "Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand."
Adele also makes digital history this week. She becomes the first artist from outside the U.S. to land two 5-million-sellers. The British star achieves the feat as "Someone Like You" tops the 5 million mark. Her 2011 smash "Rolling With The Deep" has sold 7,220,000 copies.
Here's the low-down on this week's top 10 songs.
The Top Five: Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" jumps from #2 to #1 in its 16th week on the chart. This is its 11th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #1 (296K)… "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye featuring Kimbra dips to #2 in its 23rd week on the chart. This is its 15th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #3 (213K)… "Payphone" by Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa holds at #3 for the fourth week in its eighth week on the chart. It has been in the top three the entire time. Digital sales rank: #2 (235K)…"We Are Young" by fun. featuring Janelle Monae holds at #4 for the fourth week in its 25th week on the chart. This is the 18th week in the top 10 for the former #1 song. Digital sales rank: #14 (103K)… One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" rebounds from #6 to #5 in its 17th week on the chart. This is its 11th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #8 (125K)…
The Second Five: Nicki Minaj's "Starships" dips from #5 to #6 in its 17th week on the chart. It has been in the top 10 the entire time. Digital sales rank: #9 (120K)…"Wild Ones" by Flo Rida featuring Sia holds at #7 for the second week in its 23rd week on the chart. This is its 13th week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #15 (103K)… Rihanna's "Where Have You Been" jumps from #9 to #8 in its eighth week on the chart. This is its second week in the top 10. Digital sales rank: #7 (132K)… Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" jumps from #19 to #9 in its third week on the chart. It's her 11th top 10 hit. Digital sales rank: #4 (173K)….Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" drops from #8 to #10 its 11th week on the chart. It has been in the top 10 the entire time. Digital sales rank: #10 (115K).
The Wanted's "Glad You Came" dips from #10 to #11, ending a 15-week run in the top 10.
Ellie Goulding's "Lights" jumps from #14 to #13 in its 25th week, switching places with Usher's "Scream," which dips from #13 to #14 in its seventh week. Another Usher song, "Climax," drops from #33 to #40 in its 16th week. It peaked at #17. The song holds at #1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for the ninth week. Only one other Usher hit has had this many weeks on top of the R&B hit. "You Make Me Wanna..." had 11 weeks on top in 1997. Yet another Usher song, "Lemme See" (featuring Rick Ross) jumps from #94 to #80 in its third week. Usher's Looking 4 Myself is expected to enter The Billboard 200 at #1 next week, with a disappointing (for Usher) total of about 120K.
Karmin's "Brokenhearted" jumps from #18 to #17 in its 14th week. The song has climbed as high as #16…"Titanium" by David Guetta featuring Sia jumps from #21 to #18 in its ninth week. It's Guetta's sixth top 20 hit...Eric Church's "Springsteen" holds at #20 in its 15th week. It has climbed as high as #19. The song jumps to #1 on this week's Hot Country Songs chart. It's Church's second #1 country hit, following "Drink In My Hand."
Wiz Khalifa's "Work Hard, Play Hard" jumps from #46 to #29 in its seventh week. The song has climbed as high as #17…Kenny Chesney's "Come Over" jumps from #55 to #32 in its fourth week…"The Fighter" by Gym Class Heroes featuring Ryan Tedder jumps from #45 to #36 in its fourth week.
.fun's "Some Nights" jumps from #59 to #47 in its 16th week…Dierks Bentley's "5-1-5-0" jumps from #56 to #48 in its fifth week.
The Lumineers' "Ho Hey" debuts at #90. The song appeared in an episode of the CW series Hart Of Dixie and is currently being used in a Bing commercial. The folk band's album The Lumineers jumps from #57 to #31 in its 10th week on The Billboard 200. The band is breaking even as we speak!
Imagine Dragons' "It's Time" debuts at #93. It's from an EP, Continued Silence, which was released in February…The Black Keys' "Gold On The Ceiling" debuts at #97. It's from the band's El Camino album, which debuted and peaked at #2 on The Billboard 200 in December…Thompson Square's "Glass" debuts at #100. It's the fourth country hit from the group's Thompson Square album, which has climbed as high as #3 on Top Country Albums.
Carrie Underwood's "Good Girl" tops the 1 million mark this week. It's Underwood's ninth million-selling digital hit, a total topped by only one country artist: Taylor Swift, who has amassed 15…Rodney Atkins' 2010 hit "Farmers Daughter" also tops the 1 million mark. It's the country star's third million-seller, following "Take A Back Road" and "Watching You."
Phillip Phillips' "Home" drops from #44 to #99, two weeks after debuting at #10. The charismatic singer was the first singer named Phillip Phillips to land a top 10 hit, but a singer named Phil Phillips achieved the feat in 1959. His hit, "Sea Of Love," reached #2.
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