Congratulations are in order for Robin Thicke. His new single, “Blurred Lines” has hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Lines” leaps to the Hot 100’s top spot as the chart’s top Digital, Airplay and Streaming Gainer. The song is the first to claim all three honors simultaneously since the lattermost award was introduced in March last year. The funky track spends a second week at No. 1 on Digital Songs, gaining by 38% to 315,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and reaches the top 10 on Radio Songs and Streaming Songs: it vaults 17-8 on the former chart (73 million all-format audience impressions, up 50%) and 24-8 on the latter (3.5 million U.S. streams, up 66%), according to Nielsen BDS.
With its latest frame, “Lines” passes 1 million downloads sold, marking Thicke’s first song to reach the milestone. His No. 14 Hot 100 hit from 2007, “Lost Without U,” has sold 946,000.
While Thicke celebrates his first Hot 100 topper. T.I. collects his fourth, and first since “Live Your Life,” featuring Rihanna, in 2008. Pharrell claims his third; he previously reigned, also as a featured act, on Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot” (three weeks, 2004) and Ludacris’ “Money Maker” (two, 2006).
The 6-1 Hot 100 lift for “Lines” is the greatest positional increases to the apex from within the top 10 since Usher’s “OMG,” featuring will.i.am, made the same ascent more than three years ago.