(Billboard) The Wanted’s “Glad You Came” blasts into the Billboard Hot 100’s top 10, vaulting 23-5 with top Digital Gainer honours after the “Glee” cast covered the song on the February 21 episode of the Fox series.
Kelly Clarkson‘s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” meanwhile, returns to the chart’s top spot after a one-week dip to No 4.
The Wanted zooms into the Hot 100’s top tier spurred by a 19-3 charge on Digital Songs (188,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan).
While the song was already building at an impressive pace, having gained in each of its previous five weeks on Digital Songs, its exposure on “Glee” aided the original version’s fortunes. The “Glee” cover concurrently debuts on the Hot 100 at No 90 with 37,000 downloads sold.
On Radio Songs, the Wanted’s debut single bounds 28-22 with 45 million audience impressions (up 11%), according to Nielsen BDS. With mainstream top 40 serving as the song’s home base, “Glad” lifts 13-10 on the Pop Songs airplay chart.
At the Hot 100’s apex, Clarkson’s “Stronger” returns to No 1 (4-1) for a third week on top. The song earns top Airplay Gainer accolades for a fourth consecutive week, pushing 4-3 on Radio Songs (110 million, up 21%). On Digital Songs, “Stronger” advances 5-2, although with a 4% decline to 241,000 downloads sold. |
Adele‘s former two-week No 1 “Set Fire to the Rain” holds at No 2 on the Hot 100 for a fourth week. The cut racks a third frame atop Radio Songs (146 million, up 2%), while descending 4-5 on Digital Songs (167,000, down 34%; her appearance and six wins at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12 had helped swell her sales last week).