RiRi featuring Calvin Harris tops the Hot 100 for the sixth straight week. Only two other Rihanna singles have held the top spot this long. "Umbrella" (featuring Jay-Z) had seven weeks on top in 2007. Eminem's "Love The Way You Lie," on which Rihanna was featured, had seven weeks on top last year. "We Found Love" also tops the 2 million mark in U.S. digital sales this week.
Katy Perry's "The One That Got Away" holds at #9 on the Hot 100. Its airplay grew by 17%, but its digital sales dropped by 31%. So you might think it's probably out of the running to become a record-breaking sixth #1 single from Perry's Teenage Dream album. Think again. The song has been discounted to 69 cents in the iTunes Store, compared to $1.29 for most current hits.
Bruno Mars' "It Will Rain" holds at #3 for the second week. The song also tops the 1 million mark in digital sales this week and jumps to #1 on Hot Digital Songs. The ballad, which is featured in the current #1 box-office hit The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, is the first song from a movie to reach #1 on the digital sales chart since Taylor Swift's "Today Was A Fairytale" from the rom-com Valentine's Day in February 2010. Mars co-wrote and co-produced "It Will Rain" with Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine, his partners in The Smeezingtons. As such, Mars may soon have an Oscar nomination (for Best Song) to go with his multiple Grammy nominations.
TOP TEN BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES
Issue Date : 9 December 2011
1. (1) Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris, "We Found Love" (11weeks on chart,6weeks #1)
2. (2) LMFAO, "Sexy And I Know It." (13weeks on chart,pk#2)
3. (3) Bruno Mars, "It Will Rain." (10weeks on chart,pk#3)
4. (4) Maroon 5 /Christina Aguilera, "Moves Like Jagger." (24weeks on chart,pk#1)
5 (8) Flo Rida, "Good Feeling." (10weeks on chart,pk#5)
6. (5) Adele, "Someone Like You." (22weeks on chart,5weeks#1)
7. (6) David Guetta featuring Usher, "Without You." (14weeks on chart,pk#4)
8. (15) Jay-Z/Kanye West, "Ni**as In Paris." (17weeks, pk#7)
9. (9) Katy Perry, "The One That Got Away." (8wkonchart,pk#9)
10. (7) Gym Class Heroes ft.Adam Levine, "Stereo Hearts." (25weeks, pk#4)
HOT Shot : #29 Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa/Bruno Mars "Young, Wild And Free"