Gaga, Lo lead digital downloads chart
Los Angeles: Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ led Billboard’s Digital Songs chart for a second week on Wednesday, one of many tunes to enjoy a Grammy-related sales boost.
The song, which the pop singer performed at the February 13 ceremony after hatching from an egg, shifted 509,000 copies during the week ended Sunday, a 14% increase.
It`s the fourth-largest week for a digital download, and it`s just the fifth song to shift more than 500,000 in a week. ‘Born’ is also the first No. 1-debuting song to post a sales increase in its second week since Beyonce`s ‘Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)’ in December 2008.
Elsewhere, Grammys performer and winner Cee Lo Green rose four places to No. 2 with ‘F*** You (Forget You)’ (412,000; up 178%), while ‘I Need a Doctor’ by Dr. Dre featuring Eminem and Skylar Grey soared nine places to No. 3 with 283,000 (up 172%).
Justin Bieber’s ‘Never Say Never’ jumped eight to No. 4 (199,000; up 67%), and Bruno Mars` ‘Grenade’ moved up three to No. 5 (180,000; up 25%).
Rihanna`s ‘S&M’ edged up one to No. 6, Katy Perry`s ‘Firework’ dropped five to No. 7, and Pink`s ‘F**kin` Perfect’ was also down five, to No. 8. Wiz Khalifa`s ‘Black and Yellow’ fell four to No. 9, and Avril Lavigne`s ‘What the Hell’ rose one to No. 10.