'Just Give Me a Reason' claims a third week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, while Macklemore & Lewis log their second Digital Songs leader and Rihanna scores a milestone No. 1 on Radio Songs
P!nk tallies a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Just Give Me a Reason," featuring fun.'s Nate Ruess. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, meanwhile, notch a second leader on Digital Songs and Rihanna ties for the most No. 1s in the Radio Songs chart's history.
"Reason" remains atop the Hot 100 despite not leading any of the survey's main component charts. The song holds at No. 3 on Radio Songs, up by 10% to 125 million all-format audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS; lifts 6-5 on Streaming Songs with a 2% increase to 4.7 million streams, according to BDS; and falls 1-2 after four weeks atop Digital Songs (253,000 downloads sold, down 4%), according to Nielsen SoundScan.
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Outside the top 10, notable for its plunge on the Hot 100 is K-Pop star PSY's "Gentleman," which tumbles 5-26. The song debuted at No. 12 two weeks ago, powered by initial online buzz for its video. It falls 1-6 after two weeks atop Streaming Songs (4.7 million U.S. streams, down 66%), even ranking below his breakout hit from last year, "Gangnam Style," which holds at No. 3 on Streaming Songs (5.3 million, down 22%). ("Gentleman" is now up to 252 million YouTube views worldwide [as of this posting]; the Hot 100, however, includes only U.S. views each week.)
Sales for "Gentleman" also decrease by 50% to 36,000. The song's 1.2 million in radio audience is not yet a significant factor in its chart fortunes, accounting for just 1% of its Hot 100 chart points.
Check Billboard.com tomorrow (May 2), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 in its entirety and Digital Songs, Radio Songs, Streaming Songs and On-Demand Songs will be refreshed, as they are each Thursday.