Chart Buzz: Adele, Enrique Iglesias, Jay-Z & Kanye West, Maroon 5

Posted August 13, 2011 by J Matthew Cobb in News

Adele scores 12 weeks at No. 1, but Jay-Z & Kanye West are on their way to the top spot next week; Latin star Enrique Iglesias beats the King of Pop on the Dance/Club Play’ charts while Maroon 5 are “moving like Jagger” into the Top Ten on the Hot 100

Enrique Iglesias has done a number on Michael Jackson’s dancing shoes after surpassing the King of Pop on the Dance/Club Play Songs chart. His most recent No. 1, “Dirty Dancer,” becomes Iglesias’s ninth No. 1.

Originally the Latin heartthrob surpassed Jackson’s record when his “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)” soared to No. 1 in February, but a posthumous release of “Hollywood Tonight” earned Jackson another No. 1 on the top of the charts, putting Iglesias inches away from the royal crown. But with the success behind “Dirty Dancer,” the King of Pop has to settle for being a prince to Iglesias’ new record.

Adele is back at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week with her sophomore album, 21, and celebrated an astonishing 12 weeks atop the list. It remains the only album to spin such a long time at No. 1 since Santana’s Supernatural, released in 1999. To date, 21 has sold 2.9 million copies and remains the best-selling album of 2011.

Next week, look for Jay-Z & Kanye West to take the top spot with their collaborative rap album, Watch The Throne. According to analysts, the album is predicted to sell well over 500,000 copies.

Last week’s No. 1, Eric Church‘s surprise topper, Chief, slips to No. 2 with 53,000 copies sold (down 63%). Fellow country singer Trace Adkins lands at No. 3 with Proud to Be Here (47,000 copies sold) — his fourth top 10 of his career. His last studio set, 2010’s Cowboy’s Back in Town, debuted and peaked at No. 5, selling around 50,000 copies.

As mentioned earlier this week, Katy Perry hoped to take the hot spot at the Hot 100 to beat Michael Jackson’s record of the most No.1’s from one album, but LMFAO‘s “Party Rock Anthem” just won’t budge. It remained at the No. 1 slot, even with Perry’s remix featuring Missy Elliott hitting retail and radio.

Maroon 5 has digitally overcome all odds with their latest pop ditty “Moves Like Jagger.” After performing the song on America’s Got Talent and The Today Show last week, Maroon 5 generated a healthy amount of downloads, elevating the song 17-3 on the Digital Songs’ survey with 159,000 copies sold this week (up 124%). The song, which features Christina Aguilera, debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 but quickly dropped to No. 23 the next week. This week, the song climbs to No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked seven weeks ago.

On the Billboard Hot 100 (Week of Aug. 20, 2011):

#1 “Party Rock Anthem” – LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
#2 “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” – Katy Perry
#3 “Super Bass” – Nicki Minaj
#4 “Give Me Everything” – Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, AfroJack & Nayer
#5 “Lighters” – Bad Meets Evil feat. Bruno Mars
#6 “How to Love” – Lil Wayne
#7 “I Wanna Go” – Britney Spears
#8 “Moves Like Jagger” – Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera
#9 “Rolling In The Deep” – Adele
#10 “Tonight Tonight” – Hot Chelle Rae

CHART BUZZ is a bi-monthly series tracing the latest airplay, radio impressions  and unit sales numbers governed by Billboard and measured by Nielsen Soundscan. For more chart information and additional chart data, go to or Visit our abbreviated Billboard and iTunes charts at:

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J Matthew Cobb

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