Lorde's "Royals" tops the Hot 100 for the eighth week. Lorde, 17, is first teenager to spend eight or more weeks at #1 since 2005, when Mario (then 18) spent nine weeks on top with "Let Me Love You." There have been only two other cases since 1955 where a solo artist or group member as young as 17 has remained at #1 for eight or more weeks. Chris "Mack Daddy" Kelly and Chris "Daddy Mack" Smith, who comprised the hip-hop duo Kris Kross, were each 13 when "Jump" spent eight weeks on top in 1992. Monica was 17 when "The Boy Is Mine" spent 13 weeks on top in 1998. (Brandy, her partner on that smash, was 19.)
"Royals" has exceptionally broad appeal. It's #1 on Hot Rock Songs for the 12th week, but it also cracks the top 10 on the Adult Contemporary airplay chart.
"The Monster" by Eminem
holds at #2 for the second week after debuting at #3 two weeks ago. This is almost identical to the chart performance of the pair's first hit, "Love The Way You Lie." That song debuted at #2 and stayed there for three weeks before reaching #1 in its fourth chart week. This smash may very well follow suit and jump to #1 next week. Billboard
reports that Lorde's lead over the Eminem/Rihanna smash dropped from 18% last week to 9% this week.
"The Monster" holds at #1 on Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs for the third week.
Rihanna has a second song in the top 40 on the Hot 100. "What Now" vaults from #80 to #39 in its fourth week.
Avicii's "Wake Me Up!" rebounds from #5 to #4, matching its highest ranking to date. The song is #1 on Dance/Electronic Songs for the 11th week. The song has sold 2,766,000 copies, which puts it at #5 on Nielsen SoundScan's running list of the best-selling Dance/Electronic Songs in its history. David Guetta is the lead artist on the top three: "Titanium" (featuring Sia, 3,674,000), "Sexy Chick" (featuring Akon, 3,487,000) and "Without You" (featuring Usher, 2,935,000). "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams is fourth on the list (2,896,000).
"Timber" by Pitbull
jumps from #15 to #10. It's the ninth top 10 hit for both artists. This is Pitbull's third collabo with a female artist to reach the top 10. It follows Jennifer Lopez's
"On The Floor," on which he was featured, and his own "Feel This Moment" (featuring Christina Aguilera
). (As an aside, Patty Loveless
had a #1 country hit in August 1989 with "Timber, I'm Falling In Love.")
Here's a recap of this week's top 10 songs.