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Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Black Eyed Peas End Ke$ha's Reign At #1

The Black Eyed Peas, who spent a grand total of 26 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 last year between two different singles, land their third chart topper off The E.N.D. this week with "Imma Be" (watch the video). Thus, it's brings about the end of Ke$ha's reign after nine weeks on top with "TiK ToK"—just one week shy of tying the record set by Debby Boone for longest stay at #1 with a debut single by a female artist (10 weeks in 1977 with "You Light Up My Life"). Sorry, Kesh—better luck with "Blah Blah Blah."

Lady Gaga and Beyonce's "Telephone" scrapes up one position to #14, but expect it to increase its (surprisingly slow, considering the two singers involved) speed once the video drops next week. And after 17 weeks on the Hot 100, 2009 Kris Allen finally cracks the Top 20, at #19, with "Live Like We're Dying." I've said it before and I'll say it again—porn or male prostitution will be highly more lucrative for this guy in the long run. Trust.

OTHER DECENT JUMPS: The Script are up from #28 to #22 with "Breakeven," Rihanna flies from #64 to #23 with "Rude Boy," i.e. the first decent offering from Rated R, and Adam Lambert moves three spots to #28 with "Whataya Want From Me."

Mariah Carey has a dismal debut at #100 with her Nicki Minaj-featuring jam "Up Out My Face," despite its pleasant, campy video. Mimi, it might be time to consider some career counselling. 'Cause, girl, the prospect of you ever having a hit again seems like a sweet, sweet fantasy, baby.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Imma Be" - The Black Eyed Peas *1 week*
2. "TiK ToK" - Ke$ha
3. "Bedrock" - Young Money feat. Lloyd
4. "Bad Romance" - Lady Gaga
5. "Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum
6. "We Are The World 25 For Haiti" - Artists For Haiti
7. "Hey, Soul Sister" - Train
8. "How Low" - Ludacris
9. "In My Head" - Jason Derulo
10. "Say Aah" - Trey Songz feat. Fabolous

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  • At 4:00 PM, Blogger Scooter said…

    "better luck with Blah, Blah, Blah"?? First of all, one only gets one shot at setting/tying records for debut singles. Secondly, she's had quite enough luck already. It sure wasn't talent that drove TikTok to the top.

  • At 4:30 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Scooter, I merely meant hopefully she has better luck at getting the next single to spend 57 weeks at #1. Because that's what this country needs to turn itself around.

  • At 7:16 PM, Blogger Mike said…


    Ke$ha is the future.


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