Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines has surpassed 2 million sales in the US as it spends a fourth week leading the Billboard Hot 100.
The track featuring TI and Pharrell Williams sold another 423,000 copies last week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, taking its cumulative total in the market up to 2.4 million. That makes it the 10th biggest seller of 2013 at the half-way point of the year.
It last week sold twice as many copies as its nearest rival, Miley Cyrus's We Can't Stop, to easily make it the nation's top download seller as well as continuing its lead on the composite Hot 100 chart, which is compiled from a mixture of sales, airplay and streaming. Daft Punk's Get Lucky, also featuring Pharrell Williams, holds at 2 on the Hot 100, while Cyrus's cut is up 5-3, Imagine Dragons' Radioactive drops 3-4 and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's Can't Hold Us featuring Ray Dalton is back up 6-5.
Calvin Harris continues to have the Hot 100's best-performing British track with I Need Your Love featuring Ellie Goulding up 24-23 in its 11th week on the survey, while Emeli Sande's Next To Me (51-57) and Ed Sheeran's Lego House (53-59) continue to slide as Labrinth's Beneath Your Beautiful featuring Sande re-enters for a second time, on this occasion at 95.
Rapper Wale tops the Billboard 200 albums chart for the first time with The Gifted having sold 158,000 copies last week, while J Cole's Born Sinner holds at 2 where it debuted last week but with a 72% sales decline to 84,000 copies. Kanye West's Yeezus suffers an even bigger sales slide, an 80% one to 65,000, to drop from 1 to 3.
Rock band Skillet are new at 4 with Rise on the back of 60,000 sales and Daft Punk's former No 1 Random Access Memories is back up 6-5, although sales are down 23% to 31,000. Just behind the French act are Florida Georgia Line's Here's To The Good Times, which climbs 8-6 with sales down 7% and India.Arie whose new album SongVersation is new at 7. Like Random Access Memories, both albums sold around 31,000 copies last week.
Sales of Imagine Dragons' Night Visions climb 13% on the week to 29,000 to lift it 10-8 and rock act Sugust Burns Red's Rescue & Restore is new at 9 after shifting 26,000 copies. Black Sabbath continue to be the chart's highest-ranked UK act as 13 drops 5-10 with sales down 44% to 25,000.
Placed third on the mid-year chart behind Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience and Bruno Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox, Mumford & Sons' Babel is back up 36-30 as Adele's 21 returns to the Top 40, climbing 47-36. Following the Beatles movie Help's debut on iTunes last week the 1965 soundtrack re-enters at 83 as the 2000 compilation 1 - the biggest-selling album of the century in the US - returns at 37.
US album sales dropped last week 9.8% on the week to 4.97 million units and were 13.4% lower than the corresponding week in 2012, while at the mid-way point of 2013 the market totals142.0 million units, 5.6% down on where sales were after six months a year ago. One-track digital sales fell 4.9% on the week to 25.21 million and were 0.3% lower than the equivalent week last year, while the year-to-date tally of 682.2 million units is 2.3% lower than in 2012.