Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Top Hot 100; Imagine Dragons, Ariana Grande Hit Top 10
The duo's 'Thrift Shop' logs a sixth total week at No. 1, after spending five weeks at No. 2 while Baauer's 'Harlem Shake' reigned
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, spends a sixth nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Rockers Imagine Dragons, meanwhile, reach the chart's top 10 after a lengthy crossover and rising pop singer Ariana Grande launches her debut single inside the top tier.
"Shop" remains atop the Hot 100 for a second straight week after ranking at No. 2 for five weeks while Baauer's "Harlem Shake" (see below) led the list. "Shop" slips 2-3 on the Nielsen BDS-based Radio Songs chart, decreasing by 7% to 108 million audience impressions; it previously topped the tally for two weeks. It holds at No. 2 on the Nielsen SoundScan-fueled Digital Songs chart with 282,000 downloads sold (up 21%; all but two titles in the Digital Songs top 25 sport gains this week, a result of both prominent iTunes sale-pricing and consumers likely redeeming gift cards received as presents for Easter). "Shop" spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on Digital Songs.
"Shop" holds at No. 2 on Streaming Songs for a seventh week (after dominating for four) with 9.9 million streams (up 5%), according to BDS. It logs another No. 2 rank on the audio subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (1.8 million, down 1%), dropping to the runner-up rank after a record 11 weeks at No. 1. ("Shop" tops Hot R&B;/Hip-Hop Songs for a 12th week.)
After six weeks, a title other than "Shop" or "Shake" occupies the Hot 100's top two, as Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man" pushes 4-2. The piano ballad posts a second week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (142 million, up 8%). (As previously reported, it becomes his sixth No. 1 on the mainstream top 40-based Pop Songs airplay chart, marking the highest total among solo males.) "Man" holds at No. 4 on Digital Songs (235,000, up 9%) and climbs 6-5 on Streaming Songs (4.6 million, up less than 1%).
"Shop" boasts a 25% lead over "Man" in overall Hot 100 points. "Shop" gains by 8%, while "Man" surges by a comparable 7%.
Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie," featuring Jay-Z, remains at its No. 3 Hot 100 peak. As parent album "The 20/20 Experience" spends a second week atop the Billboard 200, "Suit" stays at No. 1 on On-Demand Songs (1.9 million, up 3%). It rises 3-2 on Radio Songs (124 million, up 8%) and 10-7 on Digital Songs (183,000, up 81%). (Follow-up "Mirrors" closes in on the Hot 100's top 10, edging 13-11 with top Streaming Gainer kudos; it vaults 15-8 on Streaming Songs with a 72% gain to 4.1 million).
Notable continued losses in streaming for Baauer's "Shake," which entered the Hot 100 at No. 1 concurrent with the addition of U.S. YouTube video streaming data six weeks ago, help spur its drop from No. 2 to No. 4 drop this week. The viral smash registers a sixth straight week of declines in YouTube streaming, posting a 29% decrease to 14 million streams. That's down from 20 million last week; at its peak, it registered 103 million (upon its Hot 100 debut). "Shake" also tumbles in sales, falling by 12% to 101,000 downloads sold and descending 6-15 on Digital Songs.
P!nk's "Just Give Me a Reason," featuring fun.'s Nate Ruess, advances 6-5 on the Hot 100 (marking her eighth top five hit) with top Airplay Gainer honors. It soars 18-13 on Radio Songs with a 28% lift to 63 million. "Reason" spends a second week at No. 1 on Digital Songs (286,000, up 18%) and rises 12-10 on Streaming Songs (3.3 million, up 19%).
Rihanna's "Stay," featuring Mikky Ekko, backtracks 5-6 on the Hot 100, although it makes an opposite 6-5 rise on Radio Songs (93 million, up 15%).
Imagine Dragons storm the Hot 100's top 10, flying 15-7 with "Radioactive," which nets the chart's top Digital Gainer award. Reaching the region in its 31st week, the song makes the third-longest ascent to the top tier, trailing only Carrie Underwood's "Before he Cheats" (38 weeks, 2006-07) and Creed's "Higher" (36, 1999-2000).
"Radioactive" charges 8-3 on Digital Songs with a 117% increase to 236,000. Aiding its exposure is its numerous multimedia synchs, including its placement in promos for the newly-released sci-fi film "The Host" and in the trailer for the video game "Defiance." "Radioactive" spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Alternative Songs airplay chart and jumps 10-6 on Streaming Songs (4.6 million, up 39%). (The band's breakout hit "It's Time" peaked at No. 15 on the Hot 100 on January.)
Drake's "Started From the Bottom" slips 7-8 on the Hot 100, while Pitbull's "Feel This Moment," featuring Christina Aguilera, regresses 8-9. The latter song climbs 12-8 on Radio Songs (78 million, up 17%), marking Pitbull's ninth top 10 on the ranking and Aguilera's eighth.
Pop newcomer Ariana Grande rounds out the Hot 100's top 10, as "The Way," featuring rapper Mac Miller, blasts in at No. 10. The bow grants her the first top 10 arrival for a lead female artist making her first Hot 100 appearance since Yael Naim launched at No. 9 more than five years ago (Feb. 16, 2008) with her Apple commercial-powered "New Soul." The 19-year-old Florida-born Grande made her performing debut on Broadway at 15 and has more recently starred in the Nickelodeon sitcom "Victorious." The exposure helps the song start at No. 6 on Digital Songs with 219,000 first-week downloads sold and No. 35 on Streaming Songs (1.4 million). The lead single from her debut album, expected later this year, likewise marks the first Hot 100 top 10 for Miller, whose previous six entries all fell shy of the chart's upper half.
Check Billboard.com tomorrow (April 4), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 and On-Demand Songs in their entirety and Digital Songs and Radio Songs, will be refreshed, as they are each Thursday.