Justin Bieber and Ludacris give Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa a run for their money, while Lil Wayne and Big Sean's "My Homies Still" makes six-figure noise.
Pop/Rap collaborations continue to top the charts. While Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khlifa held the #3 spot for a third consecutive week, Ludacris' appearance on Justin Bieber's "All Around The World" gave chase at #5, just over 20,000 downloads behind. Meanwhile, Lil Wayne and Big Sean's public display of YMCMB x G.O.O.D. unity moved six-figures in its first week at online retail, while Waka Flocka Flame, Rick Ross and Sean Kingston also delivered new hits to the masses.
Ludacris & Justin Bieber Sell Singles "Around The World"
The album opened to Justin Bieber's third release Believe, features DTP's head honcho Ludacris. "Around The World," the latest single from the work moved to the charts at #5 this week. Produced by Pop vets The Messengers, the song marks the sequel to the multi-platinum appearance on "Baby." Believe also features Big Sean, Drake and Nicki Minaj.
Lil Wayne & Big Sean Are "Homies Still"
In the wake of the presumed Pusha T attack on Drake, and Lil Wayne's reply to Pusha T, many fans perceived a Rap war looming between Young Money and G.O.O.D. Music. Soon after, Lil Wayne released new track "My Homies Still" featuring G.O.O.D.'s Big Sean. The song led to 100,000 digital units sold, and that anticipated war has yet to have an official declaration.
Hip Hop Digital Singles Sales: The Week Ending 6/10/2012
#3. Maroon 5 f. Wiz Khalifa - "Payphone" - 178,000 (2,004,000)
#5. Justin Bieber f. Ludacris - "All Around The World" - 157,000 (157,000)
#6. Pitbull - "Back In Time" - 133,000 (839,000)
#11. Flo Rida f. Sia - "Wild Ones" - 102,000 (2,643,000)
#13. Lil Wayne f. Big Sean - "My Homies Still" - 100,000 (100,000)
#26. Waka Flocka Flame f. Nicki Minaj, Tyga & Flo Rida - "Get Low" - 66,000 (66,000)
#50. Rick Ross f. Meek Mill - "So Sophisticated" - 36,000 (36,000)
#67. Sean Kingston f. T.I. "Back 2 Life (Live It Up)" - 28,000 (28,000)
#158. Machine Gun Kelly - "Wild Boy" - 10,000 (14,000)
#196. Drake f. The Weeknd - "Crew Love" - 7,300 (196,000)