American rap stars Jay-Z and Kanye West, who now dub themselves The Throne, slip in Last.fm's international singles chart as pop star Lady Gaga reclaims top spots with tracks from Born This Way. Also in the chart the week of August 14-21, British hitmaker Adele maintains her dominance in the top spot with "Rolling in the Deep."
Adele's massive international hit holds steady at number one with 41,536 listeners, a drop from last week's 42,147 listeners. American indie band Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" also claims 26,580 listeners, compared to last week's 26,474 listeners, while pop star Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" jumps into fifth place with 21,879 listeners.
This week, Lady Gaga - who charted only one song in tenth place last week - claims three tracks in the top ten, while two tracks from Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne slip from the chart.
Gaga's "The Edge of Glory" returns in sixth place with 20,520 listeners, "Judas" takes seventh with 20,449 listeners, and "Born This Way" moves into ninth with 18,960 listeners. "Born This Way" peaked at number one in 16 countries and is the fastest-selling single in iTunes history, selling more than 1 million copies in five days. The album topped the charts in 23 countries.
Last.fm's top tracks for August 14-21:
1. Adele - "Rolling in the Deep" (41,536 listeners) (no change)
2. Foster the People - "Pumped Up Kicks" (26,580 listeners) (no change)
3. Adele - "Set Fire to the Rain" (25,469 listeners) (no change)
4. Adele - "Someone Like You" (23,4228 listeners) (no change)
5. Katy Perry - "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" (21,879 listeners) (+1)
6. Lady Gaga - "The Edge of Glory" (20,520 listeners) (+7)
7. Lady Gaga - "Judas" (20,449 listeners) (+3)
8. Jay-Z and Kanye West - "Gotta Have It" (19,898 listeners) (-3)
9. Lady Gaga - "Born This Way" (18,960 listeners) (+7)
10. Jay-Z and Kanye West - "New Day" (17,604 listeners) (-2)
Last.fm claims more than 40 million active users based in more than 200 countries. Available in 12 languages, the site's radio service is free for desktop computer users in the UK, the US, and Germany; mobile devices require a subscription of €3 a month to stream music.
Using a system called "scrobbling," Last.fm's charts measure everything its users listen to through the Last.fm website as well as hundreds of other music sites and services, including iTunes, Spotify, and The Hype Machine.
Watch Lady Gaga's video for "The Edge of Glory": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeWBS0JBNzQ