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Thursday, May 12, 2011

U.S. Chart Roundup: Adele Is #1, And Kelly Rowland Has A Bigger Hit Than Beyonce

All seems right in the world now that Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" has finally topped the Billboard Hot 100. I'm not saying I'm a massive Adele stan or that I don't have my moments where I'm completely sick of hearing "Rolling In The Deep." But it just feels like a song that should be a #1 hit. And given that it was released back in December, it sure took its time getting there.

Believe it or not, "Rolling In The Deep" actually only peaked at #2 in the UK, despite the fact that the song's parent album 21 has been #1 for 14 of its 15 weeks on the chart in Adele's home country. Here in the U.S., 21 is the top album for a seventh non-consecutive week.

Further down, Lady Antebellum's "Just A Kiss" debuts at #7. I have a total weak spot for Lady A these days, I'm afraid. I think I played their new single about 15 times in a row the day it came out. Call me a sucker for a good old-fashioned, well-structured ballad.

Outside of the Top 10, David Guetta, Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj's "Where Dem Girls At" debuts at #14 while Lady Gaga's "Judas" rebounds (thanks to the video's premiere) and moves up one position to #19. She's set to perform that hot trash on American Idol tonight.

Meanwhile, Kelly Rowland's "Motivation" climbs up to #31, i.e. two notches higher on the chart than Beyonce's "Run The World (Girls)" made it to. Once again, Kelendria proves who the REAL talent in Destiny's Child was.

In it's third week on the Hot 100, Beyonce's MEGA-FLOP single is down to #65.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Rolling In The Deep" - Adele *1 week*
2. "E.T." - Katy Perry feat. Kanye West
3. "On The Floor" - Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull
4. "Just Can't Get Enough" - The Black Eyed Peas
5. "The Lazy Song" - Bruno Mars
6. "Till The World Ends" - Britney Spears
7. "Just A Kiss" - Lady Antebellum *new*
8. "Give Me Everything" - Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, AfroJack & Nayer
9. "S&M" - Rihanna feat. Britney Spears
10. "Look At Me Now" - Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes

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