Charts at a glance: June 22, 2014
This week, Lana Del Rey storms into the BenBoard 10 with a no. 1 debut. 'Ultraviolence', the 28-year-old's third studio effort, becomes the seventeenth album ever to make its first mark at the top spot. With this feat, she also tops the Pop Albums chart.
Despite claiming two no. 1 spots this week, Del Rey has never had one of her albums chart on BenBoard before, since the website only opened up to albums just over a year ago.
Del Rey just barely beat Jennifer Lopez's 'A.K.A.' to the top spot on the BenBoard 10. This is also Lopez's first charting album on BenBoard, but she has had songs on the Top 25 prior to this week (including the no. 1 hit "On The Floor"). The album's lead single "I Luh Ya Papi" (featuring French Montana) did not chart well on the Top 25; it debuted two weeks ago at no. 19, then fell to no. 23 the following week. "Papi" dropped off the Top 25 this week.
MKTO has been enjoying the success of their smash "Classic", which has officially taken over U.S. radio. "Classic" has the biggest jump this week, soaring twelve spots to no. 3. With this great rise, the song debuts at no. 2 on the Pop Songs chart.
"Classic"'s jump was just one slot away from tying the BenBoard record for the biggest single-week upward movement. Earlier this year, we watched as John Legend's "All of Me" rose 13 places to no. 3, claiming the record. MKTO is now found on BenBoard's list of detailed records with this week's feat.
Although MKTO has been crowned as the biggest rise this week, we can't forget about MAGIC!'s "Rude", which jumps eight slots this week into the top five. "Rude" also appears on our Pop Songs chart (no. 4), Streaming Songs chart (no. 3), and is the new no. 1 song on the Worldwide Songs chart.
DJ Snake and Lil Jon make a return to the Top 25 after a five-month absence from BenBoard. Their hit "Turn Down For What" re-enters at no. 9 this week, putting them in the running for the top Dance Song of the week. However, Calvin Harris' "Summer" finishes just two spots ahead of them on the Top 25, putting "Down" at no. 2.
by Ben Bernier
June 22, 2014, 6:40pm ET
On the Charts
Week of June 22, 2014