Over on the Digital Songs chart, Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" is No. 1 for a third straight week, selling 226,000 downloads (up 2%). Expect that number to grow much larger next week, once the chart feels the impact from music download gift cards given for Christmas. Also aiming for an even bigger number next week is Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble," which is No. 2 for another week on the Digital Songs chart. It sold 221,000 -- up by 33% compared to the previous week.
The Lumineers' "Ho Hey" is steady at No. 3 (149,000; up 14%) while will.i.am's "Scream & Shout" (featuring Britney Spears) climbs 5-4 (143,000; up 19%). Rihanna's "Diamonds" is pushed backwards 4-5, despite a gain, selling 141,000 (up 17%). Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" continues its ascension, rising 8-6 with 140,000 (up 37%).
Justin Bieber's "Beauty and a Beat" (featuring Nicki Minaj) is a non-mover at No. 7 (119,000; up 10%), PSY's "Gangnam Style" rises 9-8 (116,000; up 15%) and Phillip Phillips' "Home" jumps 11-9 (110,000; up 17%).
Rounding out the top 10 is Swedish House Mafia's "Don't You Worry Child," which hits the top 10 for the first time. The song, featuring John Martin, climbs 12-10 with 104,000 (up 28%) and marks its seventh straight weekly sales gain. The rise comes as the song continues to make inroads at radio, as it jumps 14-13 this week on the Pop Songs chart (known as Mainstream Top 40 on billboard.biz).
1 1 Bruno Mars "Locked Out of Heaven" 226,000 (1,797,000) +2%
2 2 Taylor Swift "I Knew You Were Trouble" 221,000 (1,460,000) +33%
3 3 The Lumineers "Ho Hey" 149,000 (2,066,000) +14%
When will the full hot 100 and billboard 200 chart be posted? Will it be later today or tomorrow? I can't remember what happened last year at this time.
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