"Roar" widens its lead at No. 1, while Lana Del Rey and Drake also move up


Once again, Katy Perry's "Roar" makes the loudest noise on the Billboard Hot 100, as the song rules the survey for a second week, fueled in large part by the premiere of its video last week. Meanwhile, Lorde and Lana Del Rey & Cedric Gervais make notable moves within the chart's top 10 and Drake returns to the region.

"Roar" claims the Hot 100's top Streaming Gainer award, as it rises 3-1 on the Streaming Songs chart with a 122% increase to 12 million U.S. streams, up 33%, according to Nielsen BDS. The song's fun queen-of-the-jungle-themed video premiered on Thursday (Sept. 5). "Roar" leads the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart for a second week (2.1 million, down 1%).

"Roar" crowns Digital Songs for a fourth week, selling 373,000 downloads for the week ending Sept. 8 (down 17%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. (Last week, it gained by 14% in sales after Perry performed it on the MTV Video Music Awards [Aug. 25]).

"Roar" adds the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer award for a second week, charging 6-2 on Radio Songs with a 28% spike to 123 million all-format audience impressions, according to BDS. How fast a start is the song off to at radio? It's the first to rocket to the Radio Songs top two in five weeks or less since 2004, when Usher and Alicia Keys' "My Boo" also reached the region that swiftly.

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