Over on the Digital Songs chart, P!nk's "Just Give Me a Reason" (featuring Nate Ruess) holds at No. 1, selling 286,000 (up 18%). No. 2 is also a non-mover, as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" (featuring Wanz) sells 282,000 (up 21%).
Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" flies 8-3 with 236,000 (up 117%), Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man" is steady at No. 4 with 235,000 (up 9%) and Rihanna's "Stay" (featuring Mikky Ekko) slips 3-5 with 229,000 (though it gains by 3%).
Ariana Grande's "The Way" (featuring Mac Miller) is the week's highest debut, as it enters at No. 6 with 219,000. It's the first entry on this chart for the Nickelodeon TV star, and serves as the lead single from her debut album, due out later this year.
Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie" (featuring Jay-Z), rises 10-7 with 183,000 (up 81%) and Pitbull's "Feel This Moment" (featuring Christina Aguilera) slides 5-8 with 152,000 (up 10%).
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis notches a second top 10 this week as "Can't Hold Us" rises 16-9 with 136,000 (up 77%). It's the second radio single from the duo's album "The Heist," following "Thrift Shop."
Closing out the top 10 is Demi Lovato's "Heart Attack," rising 11-10 with 123,000 (up 30%).
Digital track sales this past week totaled 28.30 million downloads, up 14% compared with last week (24.78 million) and up 6% stacked next to the comparable week of 2012 (26.68 million). Year to date track sales are at 356.47 million, down 1% compared to the same total at this point last year (361.32 million).
1 1 P!nk "Just Give Me a Reason" 286,000 (1,077,000) +18%
2 2 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis "Thrift Shop" 282,000 (5,295,000) +21%
Bruno Mars is coming for #1 next week! WIWYM has been discounted to $0.69
for Rihanna and Bruno being so consistent though.
Originally posted by Ace Reject to avid ATRL racist 91Winchester
I am CAMPAIGNING for you to be banned.
You are the living reason there can never be progress in this country.
You will be PERMANENTLY BANNED by year's end. Please understand this. Get your racism out now!
1. (=) Thrift Shop
2. (+2) When I Was Your Man
3. (=) Suit & Tie
4. (+2) Just Give Me a Reason
5. (=) Stay
6. (-4) Harlem Shake
7. (+1) Feel This Moment
8. (+7) Radioactive
9. (-2) Started From The Bottom
10. (-1) Bitches Love Me
_I NEVER WATCH THE STARS THERE'S SO MUCH DOWN HERE_
In 2004, 16-year-old Rihanna was an unsigned artist trying to catch the ear of the music world from her native country of Barbados. The highlight of her first demo tape was a reggae-infused dance track called "Pon De Replay," "play it again" in Rih's native Bajan Creole tongue. Rihanna auditioned the song in Jay-Z's Def Jam office and impressed him enough to score a deal. A year later, "Pon De Replay" ascended all the way to No. 2 on the Hot 100 and spent 12 weeks in the top 10. Ironically, when Jay-Z first heard "Replay," he feared, "when a song is this big, it's hard (for a new artist) to come back from."