Bruno, Katy lead US singles chart

New York: Bruno Mars likes things just the way they are atop Billboard`s Hot 100 singles chart, as "Just The Way You Are" held at No. 1 for a second week on Thursday.

Katy Perry`s former chart-topper "Teenage Dream" rebounded two places to No. 2, squeezing Eminem`s former chart champ "Love the Way You Lie" down one to No. 3.

Moving up one spot each were "DJ Got Us Fallin` in Love" by Usher (No. 4) and Taio Cruz`s "Dynamite" (No. 5). At No. 6, appropriately enough, was "Like a G6," by Far*East Movement featuring Cataracs & Dev, which rose four places.

Nelly`s "Just a Dream" rose one to No. 7, Rihanna`s "Only Girl (In the World)" slid five to No. 8, Enrique Iglesias "I Like It" dropped two to No. 9, and Flo Rida`s "Club Can`t Handle Me" slipped one to No. 10.

The Glee Cast returned to the Hot 100 for another season of melodic remakes and high debuts -- five, to be exact. The show sold 409,000 total downloads of the songs made available from the September 21 season premiere, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That`s up 53% from the 267,000 sold for the handful of tracks released after the first season`s second-half premiere in May.

The Glee Cast`s rendition of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys` "Empire State of Mind" was the chart`s top debut at No. 21, followed in order by "Telephone" (No. 23), "Billionaire" (No. 28), "Listen" (No. 38) and "What I Did for Love" (No. 51).

"Empire State of Mind" (106,000) and "Telephone" (102,000) become the fifth and sixth Glee Cast tracks to surpass 100,000 downloads in a single week, following "Don`t Stop Believin`" (177,000), "Jessie`s Girl" (105,000), "Poker Face" (109,000) and "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (134,000).

The highest non-Glee debut belonged to Akon with "Angel" (No. 62). Also new to the chart were Jesse McCartney`s "Shake" (No. 90), "Loving You No More" by Diddy-Dirty Money featuring Drake (No. 91), and Mike Posner`s "Please Don`t Go" (No. 94).

The arrival of Maroon 5`s "Hands All Over" at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart, and the accompanying promotion surrounding the release, propeled lead single "Misery" to a new Hot 100 peak (No. 14) and weekly sales high (71,000). In addition, album cut "Stutter" debuts at No. 84 (31,000).

Bureau Report

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link