Lorde’s ‘Royals’ Rules Hot 100 Week After Week

By: Alexandria Sardam - October 16, 2013

Lorde’s “Royals” is totally ruling the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week. Meanwhile, Ylvis’ “The Fox” darts to the Digital Songs top 10 and Justin Bieber and Eminem soar into the Hot 100’s top 20.

Our friends at Billboard broke down the Hot 100’s top 10 and more below.

“Royals” crowns the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart with 2.8 million on-demand U.S. streams, according to Nielsen BDS (up 1%). The activity helps keep the cut at its No. 3 peak to date on the overall Streaming Songs chart (8 million U.S. streams, up 5%).

“Royals” tops Digital Songs for a fourth week with 293,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It pushes closer to the Radio Songs chart’s summit, bulleting at No. 2 with an 11% gain to 158 million audience impressions, according to BDS.

Lorde’s breakthrough single battles against Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” which swings 3-2 with top Airplay Gainer honors.

The former two-week No. 1 rises 10-9 on Radio Songs. After taking a tiny dip to No. 2 last week, “Wrecking Ball” makes a comeback to the top. That victory marks for a fourth week atop Streaming Songs.

Cyrus’ latest album, “Bangerz” was released Oct. 4.

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Alexandria SardamAlexandria is a recent Kentucky journalism grad with a passion for all things music. When she's not covering a festival, she's out scouring record store shelves for the latest vinyl find. She also likes nail polish and dogs. Follow Alex's tweets @deadheadal or shoot her an e-mail asardam@ientry.com She welcomes all comments!

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