Bruno Mars Claims No. 1 Again, Britney Spears Drops to No. 6

Posted January 27, 2011 by J Matthew Cobb in News

This week, Spears’s newest single has to settle for No. 6 as Bruno Mars reclaims his spot at No. 1 with hit single “Grenade.”

In one week, Britney Spears went from reigning supreme with her No. 1 hot shot debut with “Hold It Against Me” to No. 6. Even though Spears is no stranger to the No. 1 spot, the big drop is surprising in itself, but one that gives you an better idea of what America’s craving at the moment. With tons of downloads built off of sheer anticipation from curious fans over Spears’ return to recording music, the pop princess soared to No. 1, even pushing Kanye West & Jay-Z’s duet single “H.A.M.” out of the public’s conscious. But Bruno Mars, who settles for No. 2 last week with “Grenade” has since reclaimed his place at No. 1 with “Grenade;” his second No. 1 single of his career.

On the second week of its chart entry, Spears’ “Hold It Against Me” drops to No. 6. It went from 411,000 units to 183,000 downloads in one week. Only Taylor Swift’s “Today Was a Fairytale” fell more sharply in its second week a year ago next week. It isn’t all gloom for Spears. Radio is eating her up, with more gains than most singles and placing her at No. 11 on Billboard’s Radio Songs (up 34% from last week).

Also beating out Spears’ single is:
#2; Katy Perry: “Firework”
#3; Wiz Khalifa: “Black and Yellow”
#4; Enrique Iglesias featuring Ludacris & DJ Frake E: “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)”
#5; Rihanna featuring Drake: “What’s My Name?”

Trailing closely behind Spears’ “Hold It Against Me” is Ke$ha’s “We R Who We R” (#6) and P!nk’s “Raise Your Glass” (#7).

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J Matthew Cobb

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