Swift’s ‘Blank Space’ reigns for a third week, while Gomez and Ronson (with Bruno Mars) land new top 10s.
As we do each Wednesday, when the sales/airplay/streaming-based Hot 100 is compiled, let’s run down the numbers behind the chart’s top 10 and more.
“Space,” released on Big Machine Records and promoted to radio by Republic Records, holds at No. 1, powered by its fourth nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart with 342,000 downloads sold (up 13 percent) in the week ending Nov. 30, according to Nielsen Entertainment. Aiding the increase: Swift performed “Space” to open the 2014 American Music Awards (broadcast on ABC) on Nov. 23.
“Space” is just the second song this year to string together at least three weeks of sales of 300,000 or more (after selling 302,000 last week and 328,000 the week before that). Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” hit the 300,000-unit mark for seven consecutive weeks in March/April.