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Thursday, April 21, 2011

U.S. Chart Roundup: Rihanna & Britney Spears Are #1, Kelly Rowland Shows Beyonce How It's Done

Rihanna and Britney Spears scissor their way to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the remix of Ri Ri's "S&M" that The Chanting Wig's angelic voice appears on. This gives Ri her 10th chart-topping single in the U.S., and Weaveney her fifth.

Billboard points out that Rihanna achieves the shortest span between a solo artist's first and 10th #1 singles in Hot 100 history—a stretch of four years, 11 months and two weeks that began with "SOS". Meanwhile, The Chanting Wig's  "Till The World Ends" slips from its peak position of #8 to #9.

And then there's Lady Gaga's "Judas," which leaked on Friday (four days ahead of its scheduled release) and debuts at #10 on the strength of 162,000 downloads sold by Sunday. This marks that broad's ninth Top 10 single. It's a shame "Judas" seems like less of an event, because I actually think that once the dust settles on this era for Gaga, it will be regarded as a better song than "Born This Way."

Elsewhere, Jessie J's mediocre Dr. Luke trash "Price Tag" scrapes its way to #24, while her debut LP Who You Are enters the Top 200 album chart at #11. And then there's The Script, whose single "For The First Time" is so boring I'd completely forgotten it existed. But, no—there it is this week at #36.

Destiny's Child's real success story, Kelly Rowland, sees her latest jam "Motivation" debut at #55. This marks her highest placement on the Hot 100 since "Like This" reached the stunning heights of #30 four years ago.

House Of Dereon's Lucky Hack Beyonce should sit her tired wig down and be studying Ms. Kelendria's every move!

The U.S. Top 10:

1. "S&M" - Rihanna feat. Britney Spears *1 week*
2. "E.T." - Katy Perry feat. Kanye West
3. "Just Can't Get Enough" - The Black Eyed Peas
4. "Down On Me" - Jeremih feat. 50 Cent
5. "Fuck You" - Cee Lo Green
6. "Rolling In The Deep" - Adele
7. "Look At Me Now" - Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
8. "On The Floor" - Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull
9. "Till The World Ends" - Britney Spears
10. "Judas" - Lady Gaga *new*

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  • At 11:52 AM, Blogger Joshua said…

    You are getting wronger and wronger with each post... and I love it!!!! <3

  • At 1:13 PM, Anonymous MW09 said…

    Blah at Rihanna reaching #1 again. It'll right down next week :p. Congrats to Kelly though! So glad she's made a great appearance on the Hot 100! It's doing great on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Charts as well! Hope it keeps rising! Love Kelly and can't wait for her new album!

  • At 3:02 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Joshua, and by wronger and wronger you mean sexier and $exier!

    MW09, I know! It's been too long since Kell-angel has blessed our ears with a full album of her Je$u$ vocalz!

  • At 7:12 PM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    I am glad you indicated Kelly Rowland as the real success of Destiny's Child. Musically, she has put out more substantial output than Beyonce.

  • At 10:21 AM, Blogger wpmsd said…

    Price Tag is a good song! Better than a lot of the other songs higher up there.

  • At 6:08 AM, Anonymous deerfieldparksouth said…

    This will not have effect in fact, that's exactly what I suppose.


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