Rihanna is starting the year off great. The Monster spends it's 4th week at #1 on the Hot 100.
Digital sales for the week:
1. Pitbull feat. Ke$ha - Timber (442,000 | 1,979,000)
2. Eminem feat. Rihanna - The Monster (433,000 | 2,225,000) *2M
LOL @ Mario saying no one is buying this song.
Eminem, Rihanna Rule Hot 100 for a Fourth Week
'The Monster' rules for a fourth week, granting Rihanna another piece of chart history.
Eminem and featured artist Rihanna tally a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "The Monster," which fends off Pitbull and Ke$ha's "Timber" at No. 2, also for a fourth week. With her continued reign, Rihanna moves into sole possession of the third-most total weeks at No. 1 (51) in the chart's history.
Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus re-enters the Hot 100 at No. 22 with "Adore You," the follow-up to her first No. 1, "Wrecking Ball." The new single concurrently starts atop the Streaming Songs chart following the Dec. 26 premiere of its video.
As always, let's dig deeper into the numbers behind the Hot 100's top 10.
Rihanna's 13th No. 1 and Eminem's fifth leader holds at the Hot 100's summit, posting a fourth week atop the Radio Songs airplay chart. It slips by 7% to 136 million in all-format audience impressions, according to Nielsen BDS. On Digital Songs, which it led for three weeks, "Monster" rebounds 3-2 with 433,000 downloads sold (up 124%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Monster" falls to No. 2 after a week atop Streaming Songs (4.7 million U.S. streams, down 38%, according to BDS) and drops 1-2 after six weeks at No. 1 on the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (1.6 million, down 25%).
As "Monster" marks four weeks atop the Hot 100, Rihanna collects her 51st career week at the summit, pushing her past Boyz II Men (50 weeks) for the third-most weeks spent at No. 1 in the chart's 55-year history. Mariah Carey leads with 79 total weeks at No. 1 (via 18 toppers), followed by the Beatles (59 frames from 20 No. 1s). Usher rounds out the top five with 47 weeks at No. 1, thanks to nine leaders.
"Monster" spends a ninth week at No. 1 on both the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Rap Songs charts. It leads the Rhythmic radio-based list for a fifth week and Pop Songs and Rap Airplay for a fourth week each.
The song holds off Pitbull's "Timber," featuring Ke$ha, for a fourth week. "Timber" returns for a third week atop Digital Songs (2-1; 442,000, up 108%), but descends 4-6 on Streaming Songs (4.4 million, down 15%) and 5-6 on Radio Songs (100 million, down 3%).
"Stay," Rihallah's Unapologetic smash is the #10 digital selling song of 2013, per SoundScan:
"Stay" by Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko is #10 (3,854,000). This is the third time Rihanna has had a song in the year-end top 10 since 2008 (when Nielsen SoundScan's songs recap originated). This sold an additional 57K copies in 2012.
Stay peaked at #3 on the Hot 100, whereas the #9 selling song of the year, Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man" sold 3,928,000 and peaked at #1 on the Hot 100. I'd say the sales outweigh the airplay for Stay.