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Thursday, March 10, 2011

US Chart Roundup: Ke$ha Is A Legend

This week The Voice (aka Ke$ha) climbs to #7 with "Blow," a song that, as pointed out before, took six people to write and four to produce. Yes, it's that intricate. This now gives K-dolla her sixth Top 10 hit in a row (not counting that "My First Kiss" trash she did with 3OH!3).

But lest you think that's Ke$ha's only triumph on the chart this week, think again! Yes, the Classy Empress Of Pop also had the honor of co-writing Britney Spears' second Femme Fatale single "Till The World Ends," which debuts at #20 on the strength of 117,000 paid downloads over three days (and becomes her 15th Top 20 hit). Meanwhile, Weaveney's "Hold It Against Me" is still hanging in their at #16 in its eighth week. Those two songs were my jams when I was back in Pennsylvania last week.

Elsewhere, Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" falls from its peak position (so far) of #13 to #18, while her sophomore LP 21 is #1 for a second week on the Top 200 album chart.

And waaaaay down at #99 comes the debut of Willow Smith's "21st Century Girl." Cute video, but I'm having a hard time believing radio is going to warm to this song.

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "Born This Way" - Lady Gaga *4 weeks*
2. "Fuck You" - Cee Lo Green
3. "S&M" - Rihanna
4. "Fuckin' Perfect" - Pink
5. "On The Floor" - Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull
6. "Grenade" - Bruno Mars
7. "Blow" - Ke$ha
8. "E.T." - Katy Perry feat. Kanye West
9. "Tonight (I'm Fuckin' You)" - Enrique Iglesias ft. Ludacris & DJ Frank E
10. ""Firework" - Katy Perry

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