|Maroon 5 performing at iTunes Festival.|
Maroon 5 are getting closer and closer to the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with their newest single, "Animals", from the band's fifth studio album V - released on September 1. "Animals" slides up a spot from 8-7 on the tally, meeting it's new peak. In other chart news, "Animals" also roars up 33-20 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart. "Animals" ascends 5-3 on Digital Songs (114,000, down 1 percent) and drops 9-10 on Streaming Songs (5 million, down 16 percent). Last week, the song was fueled by the Sept. 29 premiere of its video and Maroon 5's performance of it on NBC's Saturday Night Live (Oct. 4).
Last week, Maroon 5 leaped in to the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 with "Animals" roaring from 33-8, which was the band's largest Hot 100 leap since 2007's "Makes Me Wonder" jumped from 64-1.
Maroon 5 are set to film the music video for their next single, "Sugar", from the album V, in November, which will follow up the "Animals" video. The director's name has not yet been revealed.
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NOTE: I have decided that I will not be posting weekly chart updates every Thursday from this point onward anymore. It's a rather lengthy process that takes about an hour to create; sifting through the charts, dealing with errors, and recording the information down one chart at a time. But, conveniently, Billboard's website makes it easy for you - the fans - to see where Maroon 5 are sitting on the charts every week.
Get Maroon 5's new album, V now in stores and online! Visit www.maroon5.com/v to purchase.
See Maroon 5 on tour next year on the 2015 MAROON 5 WORLD TOUR with special guests MAGIC! and Rozzi Crane! Get tickets and see tour dates at www.maroon5.com/tour!
Watch Maroon 5 perform "Animals" live on Saturday Night Live below: