Friday, February 7, 2014

Beyoncé & Jay Z Celebrate Another Hot 100 Top 10..."Drunk" Rockets to No. 2

The Carters are back in the Top 10, as a couple again.  After their steamy Grammy performance their, latest collaboration rockets into the Billboard Hot 100s Top 5.  

Billboard reports:  
Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love," featuring Jay Z, rockets to No. 2.  Beyoncé breaks into the Hot 100's top 10 (13-2) with top Streaming Gainer "Drunk in Love," which she performed as the gala's opening song. 
After a week at No. 2, the track returns to No. 1 on Streaming Songs (9.4 million, up 74%) for a second frame on top. It vaults 8-2 on On-Demand Songs (2.3 million, up 42%) and enters the Digital Songs top 10 (18-7; 151,000, up 94%). It continues scaling Radio Songs, where it lifts 16-14 (68 million, up 15%). 
With the song's Hot 100 climb, Beyoncé scores her 15th top 10 and first since Lady Gaga's "Telephone," on which she's featured, reached No. 3 in April 2010.   With 15 top 10s, Beyoncé ties Connie Francis and Olivia Newton-John for seventh-place among women with the most top 10s in the Hot 100's 55-year history. (She passes P!nk, Donna Summer and Taylor Swift, each with 14.)  
Jay Z, meanwhile, extends his record for the most Hot 100 top 10s among rappers, as he collects his 21st "Drunk" is Beyoncé and Jay Z's fourth shared Hot 100 top 10 (and the third with Beyoncé as the lead artist). With Jay Z as the lead, "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" reached No. 4 in December 2002. The couple followed with "Crazy in Love" (eight weeks at No. 1, 2003) and "Déjà Vu" (No. 4, 2006). (With the pair having wed in 2008, "Drunk," thus, marks the Carters' first top 10 as husband-and-wife.) In addition to its Hot 100 accolades, "Drunk" becomes Beyoncé's seventh, and Jay Z's 10th, No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (4-1).
 --Princess Carter


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