ARTICLE: Demi Lovato’s ‘Heart’ Breaks Into Top 20 on Hot 100

As previously reported, Carly Rae Jepsen rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week with “Call Me Maybe,” while Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” has logged its first 21 weeks in the top 10, establishing a new record for out-of-the-box top 10 longevity. Who else is flying high this week?

— Demi Lovato: The singer’s “Give Your Heart a Break” reaches the Hot 100’s top 20 (22-19) in its 14th week, fueled by advances on Hot 100 Airplay (22-17; 44 million all-format audience impressions, up 12%, according to Nielsen BDS) and Hot Digital Songs (28-25; 68,000 downloads sold, up 14%, according to Nielsen SoundScan). The Hot 100 jump is especially notable for the song’s co-writer, Billy Steinberg, who places an original composition in the top 20 for the first time since JoJo’s “Too Little Too Late” rose to No. 3 in 2006. The hooky melody of “Heart” should come as no surprise considering Steinberg’s history of hits, which includes the Hot 100 No. 1s “Like a Virgin” (fMadonna, 1984), “True Colors” (Cyndi Lauper, 1986), “Alone” (Heart, 1987) and “Eternal Flame” (the Bangles, 1989).

— Jason Mraz: After launching at No. 8 on the Hot 100 the week of Jan. 21 due primarily to a No. 1 bow on Hot Digital Songs that frame, “I Won’t Give Up” makes its first appearance in the Hot 100 Airplay chart’s top 40, rising 42-39 (29 million, up 5%). The ballad keeps building on Adult Top 40 (No. 8), Adult Contemporary (No. 18), Triple A (No. 19) and Mainstream Top 40 (No. 28). It has sold 1.8 million downloads to date.

— LMFAO: “Party Rock Anthem” (featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock), which rebounds 50-49 in its 68th week, becomes just the second song in the Hot 100’s 54-year history to grace the chart a year after reaching No. 1. It began a six-week reign the week of July 16, 2011. The first? The Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling,” which rose to No. 1 on July 11, 2009, and remained charted through July 17, 2010.

— Pink: The Hot 100’s top debut belongs to P!nk’s “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” at No. 58. The first single from her sixth studio album, “The Truth About Love,” due Sept. 18, bounds onto Hot Digital Songs at No. 41 (48,000), Hot 100 Airplay at No. 56 (22 million) and Mainstream Top 40 at No. 34. The song should make an impressive rise on next week’s Hot 100, as it ranks at No. 2 (at press time) in the iTunes Store.

— Pitbull featuring Shakira: The superstar pair’s “Get It Started” does just that, launching at No. 99 on the Hot 100 and No. 51 on Hot Digital Songs (37,000). The collaboration previews Pitbull’s seventh studio album, “Global Warming,” due this fall.


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