Katy Perry’s “E.T.,” featuring Kanye West, spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (May 5) on Billboard.com, while Britney Spears‘ “Till the World Ends” soars back into the top 10, and to a new chart peak, fueled by its superstar-studded remix.
“E.T.” (2-1) remains atop the Hot 100 courtesy of a second week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (138 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS) and sixth week in charge of Digital Songs. As previously reported, “E.T.” sold slightly more than 300,000 downloads (down 13%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, edging out Adele‘s “Rolling in the Deep,” which holds at No. 2 on the sales ranking (just under 300,000; up 1%) and the Hot 100.
The slim margin (roughly 500 downloads) between the top two titles on Digital Songs marks the tightest race atop the tally since Mariah Carey‘s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and Eminem‘s “When I’m Gone” each sold approximately 41,000 the week of Dec. 24, 2005.
“Deep” claims the Hot 100’s Airplay Gainer award, powered by its 12-7 advance on Radio Songs (77 million, up 24%).
Spears’ “Till the World Ends” blasts 11-3, besting its previous peak of No. 9, as the Hot 100’s Digital Gainer following the release of its much-buzzed-about remix featuring Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha. “World” roars 12-3 on Digital Songs with 246,000 downloads sold (up 102%). The triple-threat remix accounted for 167,000, or 68%, of the title’s sales in the April 25-May 1 tracking period.
I was really hoping the remix would slay Adele, Katy and Yeezy and claim the top spot but both “E.T” and “Rolling In the Deep” are amazing records! I’m very proud of Adele!
Britney’s top 3 Billboard hit comes just weeks after her #1 assisting role of Rihanna’s “S&M” remix! “Til The World Ends” is a huge Britney record, should have been the first single. Britney and Nicki are going on tour in July and appears to be COMPLETELY UNSTOPPABLE!!!