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Sunday, January 30, 2011

UK Chart Roundup: Ke$ha Whores Her Way To #1, Adele Sells A Boatload Of '21'

That $14 million lawsuit looming over Ke$ha's head, filed by her former management firm, might as well just be a bunch of blah blah blah—for today at least—since the fairy tale-hating hooker's "We R Who We R" has topped the new UK chart.

Well, okay—if someone was suing my ass for a few mill, I'd probably be more concerned about that than the 90,000 downloads I sold of my single overseas. At least Tra$ha can smile knowing "We R Who We R" is now her highest-charting song in the UK (and only the second to reach the Top 10, after "Tik Tok" peaked at #4).

Elsewhere, Chase & Status' ravey "Blind Faith" debuts at #5, giving the duo a career high single on the UK chart.



And that brings us to Pink, who's "Perfect" (aka "Fuckin' Perfect") enters at #21 a month before its official release date (chalk it up to the mucho-graphic video's premiere and coverage). Here in the States, Pink's single is at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100, but will no doubt jump much higher now that it's been the top download on iTunes for the past week.

Over on the Brit album roundup, Adele's sophomore release 21 easily debuts at #1 after selling upwards of 208,000 copies. Meanwhile, her single "Rolling In The Deep" drops from #2 to #3.

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "We R Who We R" - Ke$ha *new *1 week*
2. "Grenade" - Bruno Mars
3. "Rolling In The Deep" - Adele
4. "Coming Home" - Diddy - Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey
5. "Blind Faith" - Chase & Status feat. Liam Bailey *new*  
6. "Do It Like A Dude" - Jessie J
7. "Traktor" - Wretch 32 feat. L
8. "Hold It Against Me" - Britney Spears
9. "What's My Name" - Rihanna feat. Drake
10. "Yeah 3X" - Chris Brown *new*

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