Sunday, February 22, 2009

Billboard Hot 100, 2/28/2009

1. Right Round - Flo Rida

Hip-Hop dominates the upper end of the Billboard Hot 100 this week and the Grammy Awards give a few artists significant bumps. Leading the pack is Flo Rida with "Right Round." The newly released single jumps 57 spots to #1. It's the artist's second #1 hit following "Low," which spent 10 weeks at #1 during the beginning of 2008. The single breaks the record for most digital sales in 1 week, with sales of 636,000 copies. The previous record was set by Flo Rida himself, 467,000 copies of "Low" sold in 1 week in December 2007.

2. Dead and Gone - T.I. Featuring Justin Timberlake

T.I. and Timberlake climb 7 spots to #2 with "Dead and Gone," this week's airplay gainer. I think it's a pretty safe bet this will be joining "Whatever You Like" and "Live Your Life" at #1 fairly soon. If it does top the chart, it will be T.I.'s fourth appearance at #1 and Timberlake's fifth. Both previously had a #1 hit together in 2006 with "My Love."

3. Crack a Bottle - Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent

Last week's #1 falls to #3, rounding out the hip-hop tracks at the top of the chart this week.

10. Poker Face - Lady GaGa

"Poker Face" is up 2 spots this week, becoming Lady GaGa's second top 10 hit. Her previous one, former #1 "Just Dance," is still in the top 10, down 2 to #5 this week.

13. Viva la Vida - Coldplay

Coldplay's Grammy performance of "Lost" and "Viva la Vida" was one of that ceremony's highlights. That, coupled with "Viva la Vida's" win for Song of the Year, sends the single back up the chart. It's up 11 spots this week. "Viva's" now spent 41 weeks on the Hot 100, all but 1 of those weeks within the top 40.

21. Chasing Pavements - Adele

Also getting a good bump this week is Adele, winner of the Best New Artist Grammy. "Chasing Pavements" rockets up 43 spots to #21 this week, giving Adele her first American top 40 hit. "Chasing Pavements" was a #2 hit in the UK about a year ago. As far as the Hot 100 goes, this now puts Adele ahead of Duffy, who peaked at #27 with her hit, "Mercy."

29. Thinking of You - Katy Perry

Not getting a bump from her off-kilter Grammy performance is Katy Perry, who holds at #29 this week.

33. Disturbia - Rihanna

Sympathy sales and airplay for Rihanna? "Disturbia" has been slowly sliding down the chart since it hit #1, but jumps back up 5 places this week.

40. Lost - Coldplay

Coldplay's "Lost" re-enters the Hot 100 and breaks into the top 40 for the first time. Previously it charted in its original version ("Lost!") and now with the version that features Jay-Z ("Lost+"); however, Billboard is still counting it as a re-entry.

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