The Billboard Beats: Britney Spears and Macklemore Make Major Moves

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This week is all about moves, BIG moves. The Princess of pop, Miss Britney Spears, is climbing up Billboard’s Hot 100 chart with her single “Scream & Shout” with Last week, the single was stuck at No. 8, but this week it has bounced up to No. 6.

Spears isn’t the only one to begin a steady climb on up the ladder: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” has jumped from No. 5 to No. 2, landing just behind Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out Of Heaven.” Swedish House Mafia has also broken into the top 10 this week with their single “Don’t You Worry Child,” featuring John Martin.

Check out the other songs that are on the top 10 list this week.

The Top 10 Songs of’s Hot 100 Chart:

1. “Locked Out Of Heaven” by Bruno Mars

Last Week’s Position: 1

Weeks on the Chart: 15

Peak: 1

2. “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, featuring Wanz

Last Week’s Position: 5

Weeks on the Chart: 15

Peak: 2

3. “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers

Last Week’s Position: 4

Weeks on the Chart: 32

Peak: 3

4. “I Knew You Were Trouble.” by Taylor Swift

Last Week’s Position: 3

Weeks on the Chart: 13

Peak: 2

5. “Diamonds” by Rihanna

Last Week’s Position: 2

Weeks on the Chart: 16

Peak: 1

6. “Scream & Shout” by and Britney Spears

Last Week’s Position: 8

Weeks on the Chart: 7

Peak: 6

7. “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia, featuring John Martin

Last Week’s Position: 11

Weeks on the Chart: 17

Peak: 7

8. “Beauty And A Beat” by Justin Bieber, featuring Nicki Minaj

Last Week’s Position: 7

Weeks on the Chart: 14

Peak: 5

9. “Home” by Phillip Phillips

Last Week’s Position: 6

Weeks on the Chart: 29

Peak: 6

10. “I Cry” by Flo Rida

Last Week’s Position: 10

Weeks on the Chart: 16

Peak: 6

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[Photo Credit: Interscope]


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News Editor Lindsey DiMattina started her career writing for a series of interior design magazines in South Florida, but moved to NYC on a whim. She dabbled in fashion PR, then took a job doing celebrity reporting. For three years, she broke news about Kim Kardashian, Mariah Carey, Snooki, Bachelor/Bachelorette winners, Teen Moms, and many more. In her spare time, you can find her rocking out to Sugarland or Lil Jon and walking her dog Bene Hendrix (named after the Jimi Hendrix). She never misses an episode of “The Borgias,” “Boardwalk Empire,” or “Game of Thrones."