Coldplay tops Hot 100, fueled by digital sales
'Viva La Vida' sells 246,000 copies digitallyNEW YORK -- Coldplay scores its first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Viva La Vida," which jumps from No. 2 spurred by digital sales of 246,000 copies. The group's fourth Capitol album, "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends," is expected to debut at No. 1 next week.
Capitol has even more reason to celebrate, as the label's Katy Perry moves from No. 4 to No. 2 with Greatest Gainer/Airplay honors for "I Kissed a Girl." This marks the first time Capitol has had the top two slots on the Hot 100 in the same week since Billboard's Sept. 2, 1967, issue, when the label had Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billie Joe" at No. 1 and the Beatles' "All You Need Is Love" as the runner-up.
Last week's No. 1, Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" featuring Static Major, drops to No. 3, but Wayne has some major consolation, as his new album, "Tha Carter III," debuted yesterday at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with sales of more than 1 milion units.
Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" slides from No. 3 to No. 4 on the Hot 100, while Rihanna's "Take a Bow" holds at No. 5. Natasha Bedingfield's "Pocketful of Sunshine" rises from No. 9 to No. 6, while Jordin Sparks' "No Air" featuring Chris Brown sticks at No. 7.
Brown's own "Forever" is right behind thanks to an 11-8 jump, while Usher's "Love in This Club" featuring Young Jeezy drops from sixth to ninth. Rounding out the top with a 14-10 increase is Metro Station's "Shake It," thanks to digital sales of 120,000 copies. Lil Wayne's "3 Peat" is the chart's top debut at No. 66.
On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Keyshia Cole's "Heaven Sent" is No. 1 for a second week. The top debut on that tally is Plies' "Please Excuse My Hands" featuring Jamie Foxx and the-Dream at No. 62. LL Cool J's "Baby" enters at No. 86, his 42nd entry on the chart since 1985.
Kenny Chesney's "Better As a Memory" jumps from No. 4 to No. 1 on Hot Country Songs, his 14th chart-topper here. Brad Paisley's "Waitin' On a Woman" is the top debut at No. 51.
Billboard's rock charts are unchanged at the top; Weezer is No. 1 on Modern Rock with "Pork & Beans" for a seventh week, and Disturbed's "Inside the Fire" tops Mainstream Rock for a seventh as well.