In an era when it is almost impossible for ballads to gain traction at Top 40 radio, Adele’s “Someone Like You” has landed its third week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 10.

The song gains in both radio plays and digital downloads, as it surges past the 2 million mark in digital sales.
The top three on the Billboard 100 remain the same as they were last week:  “Someone Like You” followed by Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger” featuring Christina Aguilera and Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks.” The latter two both gain in airplay. In a stat we’re sure Foster the People would gladly trade for some upward movement, “Kicks” has now spent seven weeks at No. 3, a feat matched or surpassed by only three other songs that didn’t reach No. 1, according to Billboard.

Rounding out the top 10: LMFAO’s “Sexy And I Know It” saunters 6-4, while the duo’s former No. 1, “Party Rock Anthem,” falls 5-6.  Gym Class Heroes’ “Stereo Hearts” featuring Adam Levine slides 4-5.

Rihanna’s 20th Hot 100 Top 10 hit, “We Found Love” featuring Calvin Harris soars 9-7, David Guetta’s “Without You” featuring Usher holds at No. 8, while Cobra Starship’s “You Make Me Feel...” featuring Sabi rebounds one spot to No. 9 and Lady Gaga’s “You And I” bounces up two spots to No. 10.

In other Hot 100 news, T-Pain’s “5 O’Clock” featuring Wiz Khalifa and Lily Allen jolts 47-15, giving Allen her first top 40 hit in the U.S.