This post previously appeared on the article titled: "Week of 10/26: Jessie J takeover still in effect; Ed Sheeran breaks record; Gwen Stefani debuts".
The Jessie J takeover is still in effect, as "Bang Bang" and Sweet Talker keep their cool at no. 1 on the Top 50 and Rising 10, respectivley. "Bang Bang" marks Jessie J's first Top 50 no. 1, Grande's third, and Minaj's record-breaking eighth. The trio debuted 13 weeks ago at no. 8, and hit no. 1 three weeks ago.
Despite its reign on the Top 50 and Pop Songs charts, "Bang Bang" sees drops on both Digital Songs and Streaming Songs charts (3-4 and 5-7 respectivley). Meanwhile, Sweet Talker holds atop the Rising 20 and Pop Albums.
Just under the top spot, Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off" jumps from no. 3, back to its debut position of no. 2. This also causes it to rise 3-2 on Pop Songs, and it remains no. 1 on both Digital and Streaming Songs. Swift's highly-anticipated new album titled 1989 is expected on Monday (Oct. 27).
But it's not just "Shake it Off" that's ruling the charts. The second 1989 single "Out of the Woods"—which debuted last week at no. 13—slips to no. 23, but it stays on the Digital Songs chart at no. 6. Another 1989 song, "Welcome to New York", debuts at no. 3 on Digital Songs as well.
Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" drops to no. 3 after spending four weeks at no. 1, and two at no. 2. As of now, the Pop Songs chart is nearly reflecting the Top 50, as "Bass" has the same action on both charts. It rises 3-2 on Digital Songs, and falls 2-3 on Streaming Songs. Trainor's Title EP holds at no. 11 on the Rising 20, and rises 3-4 on Pop Albums.
Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora's "Black Widow" passes Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda", to make it the no. 1 hip-hop song of the week. It picks up where it left off five weeks ago, to make a fourth non-consecutive no. 1 on the Hip-Hop Songs chart. "Widow" rises 6-4 on the Top 50, but falls 8-10 on Streaming Songs, and it is nowhere to be seen on Digital Songs. Azalea's album The New Classic spends a twenty-fourth week on the Rising 20, at no. 13. If it can stay on the chart for just six more weeks, it will break the record for the most weeks on chart (watch out, Beyonce!).
Tove Lo holds her place with "Habits (Stay High)" at no. 5 on the Top 50, and at no. 4 on Pop Songs. "Habits" falls on both Digital and Streaming Songs (7-9 and 15-17 respectivley).
As previously reported, Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" falls 4-6, trading places with Azalea's "Black Widow" on both the Top 50 and Hip-Hop Songs. It falls 18-20 on Streaming Songs, and does not chart on Digital Songs.
As for the rest of the top ten, Enrique Iglesias and Sean Paul's "Bailando" holds at no. 7 (and no. 5 on Pop Songs). Pitbull's "Fireball" falls to no. 10, bumping Calvin Harris' "Blame" and Echosmith's "Cool Kids" to nos. 8 and 9, respectivley. These are new high points for both songs.
Just outside the top ten, One Direction's new single "Steal My Girl" jumps an incredible 16 slots to no. 12, enough to land it a spot on the Pop Songs chart (no. 7). Although this would've broken the record for the biggest jump, there are two other songs this week that rose higher...
Ed Sheeran is the new name under the "Biggest Jump" records section, as his "Don't" rises 48-25. This isn't enough to reach the Pop Songs chart, but it charts at nos. 16 and 14 on Digital and Streaming Songs, respectivley.
This week's other big jumper is Nick Jonas' "Jealous". The former Jonas brother's comeback single jumps from no. 41 to 20. It also charts at no. 13 on Digital Songs.
In terms of new songs, Hozier has this week's biggest debut. "Take Me To Church" starts at no. 26 on the Top 50, no. 4 on Rock Songs, no. 5 on Digital Songs, and no. 15 on Streaming Songs. Also, Gwen Stefani's new song "Baby Don't Lie" sets out at no. 29 on the Top 50 and no. 19 on Digital Songs. Our third and final Top 50 debut is Avicii's "The Days", which starts at no. 41 on the chart, no. 5 on Dance Songs, and no. 6 on Streaming Songs.
Also worth mentioning are some records that have been broken/tied with this week's charts:
Happy Columbus Day weekend! Here is the rundown for the week:
Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj's super-collaboration "Bang Bang" jumps 3-1 on this week's Top 25. This pushes the trio to no. 1 on Pop Songs as well, no. 4 on Digital Songs, and no. 4 on Streaming Songs. This is Jessie J's first chart-topper, and Grande's second ("The Way" debuted at no. 1 last year).
But Minaj is no stranger to the chart's top spot. With "Bang Bang", she breaks the record for the most no. 1 hits ever. This, along with "Love More" (2013), "High School" (2013), "Out of My Mind" (2012), "I Luv Dem Strippers" (2012), "The Boys" (2012)", "Pound the Alarm" (2012) and "Super Bass" (2011), makes Minaj the first artist to score eight no. 1 hits. Among these songs, she is only the lead artist on three of them, and only contributes a verse to the other five. However, it still counts.
Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" slips to no. 2 as "Bang Bang" runs past it. "Bass" also falls on Pop Songs and Digital Songs, but jumps 8-3 on Adult Contemporary Songs. Trainor's hit falls 2-3 on Streaming Songs.
Going back to our spiel earlier on Nicki Minaj, her own hit "Anaconda" slithers to a new peak of no. 3 on the Top 25 (as if she needs it). "Anaconda" spends a fourth week atop Hip-Hop Songs. However, it falls 4-7 on Streaming Songs, and falls entirely off the Digital Songs chart (it would have sat at no. 11).
Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off" shakes its way down to no. 4 on the Top 25, and no. 3 on Pop Songs. But the world disagrees, as it sits at no. 1 on both Digital Songs and Streaming Songs.
Other achievements worth mentioning:
September is in full swing! We hope you're starting off the school year just right with a great soundtrack! Here are the chart highlights this week.
Starting at the top, Meghan Trainor blasts 4-1 with "All About That Bass", and debuts at no. 1 on the Rising 10 with her Title EP. This makes her the fourth person in BenBoard history to top both main charts at the same time. The only other artists to achieve this are Eminem, Beyonce and Shakira.
As mentioned above, "Bass" tops off the Top 25, as well as the Pop Songs, Digital Songs and Streaming Songs charts. Her Title EP is also no. 1 on Pop Albums.
Just below Trainor is Taylor Swift, whose "Shake it Off" falls 1-2 this week. It also slips on Pop Songs, but holds its place on Digital Songs. Its parent album (called 1989) will be out in just over a month.
Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj's summer anthem "Bang Bang" descends to no. 3 following Swift's departure from no. 1. This causes it to go down on Pop Songs although it, too, persists at its spots on Digital and Streaming songs.
Trainor's jump pushes back yet another song--Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora retreat from their no. 3 highpoint, as "Black Widow" backtracks 3-4. However, it continues its reign on Hip-Hop Songs, and jumps 6-3 on Streaming Songs. "Widow" holds at no. 3 on Digital Songs.
Minaj appears again with "Anaconda", as it slithers 6-5, returning to its no. 5 P.R. "Anaconda" rests at no. 2 on Hip-Hop Songs for a second week, and at no. 4 on Digital Songs. It falls 7-8 on Streaming Songs.
Other Top 25 highlights include:
"Break Free", Ariana Grande feat. Zedd, 8-6
"Stay with Me", Sam Smith, 5-7
"Rather Be", Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne, 11-8
"Boom Clap", Charli XCX, =9
"Latch", Disclosure feat. Sam Smith, 7-10
"Fireball", Pibull feat. John Ryan, 13-11
"2 On", Tinashe feat. ScHoolboy Q, d.21
...And outside of the Top 25:
"Burnin' it Down", Jason Aldean, d.3 (Country Songs)
"Burnin' it Down", Jason Aldean, d.8 (Digital Songs)
"Break Free", Ariana Grande feat. Zedd, 2-1 (Dance Songs)
"Maps", Maroon 5, 2-1, (Adult Contemporary Songs)
"Blame", Calvin Harris, d.7 (Streaming Songs)
Check back tomorrow (Sep. 20) when the Top 25 will refresh again!
Well, it's finally September, which means we're officially two-thirds done with 2014. How crazy is that? So much of 2014 is already done, but there are so many fall albums to look forward to. Keep an eye out for new music from Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Taylor Swift and more all over the next four months.
In more short terms, let's run down the Top 25's highlights from this week.
Taylor Swift shoots up to no. 1 with "Shake it Off" after her strong no. 2 debut last week. This also bumps her up to no. 1 on Pop Songs, de-throning MAGIC!'s "Rude" on both charts. She holds at no. 1 on Digital Songs, and debuts at no. 9 on Streaming Songs, thanks to the song's video.
As mentioned above, MAGIC!'s "Rude" falls 1-2 on both the Top 25 and Pop Songs charts. It also falls 3-8 on Streaming Songs, and 3-6 on Adult Contemporary Songs.
On a more happy note, Jessie J rises 5-3 with her Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj collaboration "Bang Bang". This gives it a 4-3 boost on Pop Songs, as well as holding it at nos. 3 and 1 on Digital and Streaming Songs, respectivley.
Sam Smith decreases 3-4 with "Stay with Me" on both the Top 25 and Pop Songs. However, it spends a third week atop Adult Contemporary songs, and holds at no. 5 on Digital Songs.
Only one song in BenBoard history had the power to rise 13 slots at once—John Legend's "All of Me". Until this week, that is. Yep, Nicki Minaj ties that record with "Anaconda", as it slithers from no. 18 to no. 5. This brings it to the top of Hip-Hop Songs, and keeps it at no. 4 on Digital Songs.
In the chart's other big news, Meghan Trainor reaches a new peak of no. 6 with "All About That Bass", Iggy Azalea's "Black Widow" crawls up the top ten (rising to no. 8), and Pitbull's "Fireball" rockets in at a no. 14 debut. Chris Brown and Fifth Harmony also see debuts this week; Brown's "New Flame" (featuring Usher and Rick Ross) at no. 19, and the girl group's "BO$$" at no. 21.
Have a great week! Check back on Sunday (Sun. 7) when all the charts will be refreshed for the new week.
This week's Top 25 includes two new top ten hits, so you won't want to miss this week's "Charts at a Glance".
MAGIC! continues their reign atop the chart, spending a third week at no. 1 with "Rude". The song remains atop Pop Songs, but takes unexpected dives on Digital Songs and Streaming Songs. It falls 1-3 on Streaming Songs, and completely off the Digital Songs chart (it would have ranked no. 11). Could this be the end of the "Rude" streak?
Perhaps Taylor Swift's new song could take it over next week. "Shake it Off", which was released Monday, debuts at no. 2 this week on the Top 25 and Pop Songs. It also debuts atop the Digital Songs chart, but lost a close race to Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" on Streaming Songs, where it sits at no. 2.
Sam Smith's "Stay with Me" slips 2-3 on both the Top 25 and Pop Songs. This doesn't affect it's movement on any other chart, however, as it stays at no. 1 on Adult Songs. On Digital Songs, "Stay" rebounds 9-8, but falls 2-5 on Streaming Songs.
Newly-nominated at our BBAs, Disclosure and Sam Smith spend a fourth week at no. 4 with "Latch". Over on Dance Songs, "Latch" stays at no. 1 for a sixth week, holding off Ariana Grande's "Break Free", which saw a huge jump this week. Despite this, "Latch" continues its absence from Adult Songs, Digital Songs, and Streaming Songs.
Other notable movements on this week's Top 25 include:
"Bang Bang", Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj, 6-5
"Fancy", Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, 3-6
"Break Free", Ariana Grande feat. Zedd, 12-7
"Chandelier", Sia, 5-9
"Black Widow", Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora, 13-10
"All About That Bass", Meghan Trainor, 19-12
"Best Mistake", Ariana Grande feat. Big Sean, d.22
X-Y - song moved from point X (last week) to point Y (this week)
~X - song remained at the same position as it was last week
d.X - song debuted at point X
Have a good week! Check back next Saturday when all charts will refresh again.
Don't forget to watch the VMAs! Sunday night at 9pm ET on MTV!
Taylor Swift is officially back. In a live chat with her fans ("Swifties") on Monday night, she revealed some big deets on her next album:
- It's name is "1989", symbolizing the year Swift was born.
- It will be released on October 27 (the day before Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter V"... That will be a tough race for the top spot).
- It's lead single "Shake It Off" was released Monday with a video.
- Swift described the album as "a happier place", and ensures it will not be like her other albums (so no more break-up stories...?)
"Shake it Off" is looking at a big debut on next week's charts. It continues to top the iTunes chart since it's release on Monday, and it has almost taken over radio stations nationwide.
Will "Shake it Off" be our next rare no. 1 debut? Find out this weekend when all charts will be updated!
All charts were refreshed earlier today for the week of August 17, 2014, and there are some things on it you won't want to miss. So strap in, and take a gaze at our "Charts at a Glance" issue of the week.
MAGIC! adds a second week at no. 1 to their long list of achievements of their smash "Rude". The hit is also the most-streamed song of the week, giving it the top position on Streaming Songs, and Pop Songs as well.
Sam Smith rises 3-2 with "Stay with Me" on the Top 25, pushing Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" down a slot further. (Last week, "Fancy" fell 1-2 after a record-breaking, 9-week long streak atop the Top 25)
"Stay with Me" also sits at no. 2 on Pop Songs and Streaming Songs (both behind "Rude"). Despite this, "Stay" dethroned "Rude" on Adult Contemporary Songs when it rose 2-1 this week, giving Smith his first no. 1 on the chart.
Aside from being no. 2 on the Top 25, Smith holds the same position on the Rising 10 with 'In the Lonely Hour". Two weeks ago, the album reached the summit of the Rising 10, after only 5 weeks on the chart.
As mentioned above, Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" slips 2-3, but she remains strong on Hip-Hop Songs, where she and Charli XCX share the top spot for an earth-shattering 16th week. The duo breaks the BenBoard record for most weeks at no. 1 on any chart. The previous record was held by Avicii, when "Hey Brother" spent 14 weeks atop Dance Songs earlier this year.
Sam Smith makes another appearance at no. 4 with Disclosure ("Latch"). The song holds its place for the third week in a row at the fourth slot, and remains the same at no. 1 on Dance Songs for a fifth week. Despite its high performance on both charts, it fails to appear on Digital, Streaming or Adult Contemporary Songs.
Sia's "Chandelier" rises 6-5 on the Top 25, and 4-3 on Pop Songs. It also appears at no. 3 on Streaming Songs, no. 5 on Adult Contemporary Songs, and no. 8 on Digital Songs.
Three weeks ago, Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj debuted at no. 8 with their new single "Bang Bang", and it's been on the rise ever since. It jumps 7-6 this week on the Top 25, and 5-4 on Pop Songs. It also holds it's place at no. 2 on Digital Songs after debuting at the top on August 3rd.
Nico & Vinz's "Am I Wrong" slips 5-7 and 3-5 on the Top 25 and Pop Songs, respectively. However, it holds it's place at no. 6 on Streaming Songs, and appears at no. 7 on Adult songs.
Other mentionable chart movements include:
"Problem", Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea, ~8
"Rather Be", Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne, 11-9
"Black Widow", Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora, 17-13
"Wasted", Tïesto, 22-16
"Don't Tell 'Em", Jeremih feat. YG, d.18
"All About That Bass", Meghan Trainor, d.19
"3005", Childish Gambino, d.20
"Birthday", Katy Perry, 18-23
X-Y - song moved from point X (last week) to point Y (this week)
~X - song remained at the same position as it was last week
d.X - song debuted at point X
Enjoy the charts this week, and check back here next Saturday (Aug. 23) when all new charts are released!
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