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US Pop Music Charts February 21, 2013

Top 5 Pop Singles

  1. Baauer - "Harlem Shake"
  2. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz - "Thrift Shop"
  3. Rihanna - "Stay" featuring Mikky Ekko
  4. featuring Britney Spears - "Scream and Shout"
  5. Taylor Swift - "I Knew You Were Trouble"

Big Chart Movers

  • #63-#10 Drake - "Started From the Bottom"
  • #43-#20 fun - "Carry On"
  • #34-#22 Rihanna - "Pour It Up"

Hot New Pop Songs


This week Billboard incorporates YouTube data into their chart formulas for the first time. The result is that Baauer debuts at #1 with the viral hit "Harlem Shake." Strong Grammy exposure helps Rihanna roar to #3 with her latest hit "Stay" which is Rihanna's 24th top 10. Drake powers his way into the top 10 with his new single "Started From the Bottom." It is his sixth top 10 hit as a lead artist.

Top 5 Pop Albums

  1. Mumford and Sons - Babel
  2. Various Artists - 2013 Grammy Nominees
  3. Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox
  4. Taylor Swift - Red
  5. Josh Groban - All That Echoes

Hot New Albums

  • #13 Bullet For My Valentine - Temper Temper
  • #31 Jeremy Camp - Reckless
  • #43 Soundtrack - Smash: Bombshell


A Grammy Award victory helps Mumford and Sons return to #1 on the album chart this week. The Grammy Nominees album surges to #2, the best chart performance for the series of albums yet. Taylor Swift rides acclaim for her Grammy performance to re-enter the top 5 with Red.

For more chart details, visit Billboard.

Top 5 Pop Radio Songs

  1. Taylor Swift - "I Knew You Were Trouble"
  2. Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin - "Don't You Worry Child"
  3. featuring Britney Spears - "Scream and Shout"
  4. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz - "Thrift Shop"
  5. Bruno Mars - "Locked Out Of Heaven"

Big Chart Movers

Hot New Pop Radio Songs


Taylor Swift spends a fifth week at the top of pop radio airplay. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis roll into the top 5 for the first time with their huge hit "Thrift Shop." Maroon 5 are on their way back to the top 5 with their song "Daylight" surging three notches to #6.

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