These are the hottest 10 pop songs of the week as determined by About Top 40. This chart is compiled consulting data from various music industry charts and sources. It is intended to indicate the hottest rising hits. Recordings that have reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart are disqualified from this chart.
It looks like Justin Bieber may have the biggest hit of his young career on his hands. "Boyfriend" racked up sales over 500,000 in its first week of release as well as debuting inside the top 20 at pop radio, the highest debut in the past 20 years for a male solo artist. Justin Bieber's previous Billboard Hot 100 peak was #5 for "Baby." "Boyfriend may debut higher than that.
Rumors are floating that Canadian Carly Rae Jepsen may make a record with her the young man who signed her to her current recording contract, Justin Bieber. "Call Me Maybe" has now hit #1 in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. It edged on to the top 50 of the UK chart last week, and looks to climb significantly higher with full promotion this week.
Rapper B.o.B. has recently expressed a desire to work with James Blake, Kid Cudi, and Skrillex. He recently told PopCrush, "I think me, James Blake and Kid Cudi should do a song and it should be produced by Skrillex. I think the sky would fall if we did that song and the sky would come down to Earth and party with us."
Adele's "Rumour Has It" has been certified platinum for sales exceeding one million digital copies. It was a #11 pop hit for Glee when mashed with Adele's "Someone Like You." Like the other singles from the album 21, "Rumour Has It" has been a chart hit on multiple radio formats including mainstream pop, adult pop, rock, alternative, and triple A.
Calvin Harris' next single "Let's Go" is expected to be released on April 22, 2012. It features vocals from Ne-Yo. Although "Feel So Close" is only his first hit in the US as lead artist, he has six top 10 pop hits at home in the UK as lead artist including the #1 "I'm Not Alone."
"Is Anybody Out There" is a top 20 pop hit at home in Canada and a #1 smash in New Zealand for K'Naan. It is his biggest pop hit so far in the US. It is Nelly Furtado's fifth top 40 pop hit as a featured artist at home in Canada. She has reached the pop top 10 eight times in Canada as lead artist and four times in the US.