Maroon 5 Conquers: Their Successful Week On The Charts
First off, "Payphone" entered several charts this week. Over on the Billboard Digital Songs chart the single debuted atop the chart, passing by big hits like Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" and The Wanted's "Glad You Came." On It is the biggest digital selling single OF THE YEAR. It sold 493,000 digital downloads in its first week and subsequently debuted at number one on the Hot Digital Songs chart, the best sales week for a digital song by a group since The Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" topped the chart with sales of 464,000 units in April 2009.
Secondly, the single debuted on the Pop Songs chart, which made Billboard history this week entering at the highest-ever debut on the chart ever, at No. 21, since N*SYNC's debut of "Pop" back in 2001, which charted at No. 21 as well. On the Adult Pop Songs chart "Payphone" debuted at number 17, the highest-ever debut by a group and the third-highest overall. The track also debuted on the Billboard Radio Songs chart entering at No. 36. The song has been gaining much gratitude in airplay this week, and looks like it's gaining more. We should expect it to enter the top 20 in the next two weeks or so.
The single's music video is in the works, as Adam Levine teases us with fine shots of his bloody-lip and torn clothes on Twitter, and TMZ feeds tell us details that only make us want to know more. The video should be out by the end of May.