Adele replaces Katy atop US singles chart
New York: British pop singer Adele, who has dominated the album charts on both sides of the Atlantic for the past few months, claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart Thursday.
Her song ‘Rolling in the Deep’ rose one place to No. 1, swapping places with Katy Perry`s ‘E.T.,’ which had led the chart for five weeks.
The soulful song`s coronation marks a female artist`s first Hot 100 No. 1 since Kesha`s debut single ‘TiK ToK’ began a nine-week reign in January 2010. Coincidentally, Kesha was the last female act to top the U.S. single and album charts at the same time, with ‘TiK ToK’ and ‘Animal,’ respectively.
Prior to ‘Deep,’ Adele had charted solely with the No. 21-peaking ‘Chasing Pavements,’ from her debut album ‘19,’ in 2009. Her current album, ‘21,’ looks set to log an eighth week at No. 1 on the U.S. chart when listings are updated next Wednesday.
Perry scored a milestone, too. The perky pop singer has spent an unprecedented full year lodged in the chart`s top 10. She began her streak when ‘California Gurls’ debuted at No. 2 last May and eventually spent six weeks at No. 1. It was followed into the upper reaches by ‘Teenage Dream,’ ‘Firework’ and then ‘E.T.’
Prior to Perry, Swedish pop group Ace of Bass had held the Hot 100`s uninterrupted top 10 longevity mark, linking 48 straight weeks in the top 10 with ‘All That She Wants,’ ‘The Sign’ and ‘Don`t Turn Around’ between 1993 and 1994.
Back on the Hot 100, ‘American Idol’ judge Jennifer Lopez`s ‘On the Floor’ jumped four places to No. 3, powered by her performance of the song on the talent show last week.
The Black Eyed Peas` ‘Just Can`t Get Enough’ held at No. 4 and Bruno Mars` ‘The Lazy Song’ at No. 5. Britney Spears` ‘Till the World Ends’ fell three to No. 6.
As with Lopez, an ‘Idol’ performance last Thursday aided Lady Antebellum, whose ‘Just a Kiss’ blasted onto the Hot 100 at No. 7, marking the highest debut for a country group in the chart`s 52-year history. It`s the first single from the trio`s forthcoming third studio album.
Pitbull`s ‘Give Me Everything’ jumped five places to No. 8, Rihanna`s ‘S&M’ fell three to No. 9, and Chris Brown`s ‘Look at Me Now’ held at No. 10.