Katy Perry has returned to a familiar location: number one the Billboard Hot 100.
Offering redemption from the disappointment that was “Unconditionally,” which fell short of the top ten, new single “Dark Horse (featuring Juicy J)” has officially reached the peak of the definitive singles chart.
The song, which also reigns over the Digital Songs, Streaming Songs and On-Demand Songs charts, becomes Perry’s ninth career number one. It follows “Roar” as the second number one from her “PRISM” album.
To reach the Hot 100 throne, “Dark Horse” had to gallop past Pitbull’s “Timber (featuring Ke$ha).” That song, which spent three weeks at number one, slips to number two.
OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars” follows at number three, while A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera’s “Say Something” and Eminem’s “The Monster (featuring Rihanna)” close out the top five.
Jason DeRulo’s “Talk Dirty (featuring 2 Chainz)” grabs number six. The red-hot single, which was number fifteen on last week’s chart, becomes DeRulo’s fourth Top Ten single after “Whatcha Say,” “In My Head” and “Ridin’ Solo.”
Passenger’s “Let Her Go” slips to seventh, while Lorde’s “Team” holds at number eight. “Royals,” which just won the Grammy for Song of the Year, follows at number nine.
Bastille’s breakthrough “Pompeii” spends a second week at number ten.