Ke$ha Takes No. 1 Spot of Hot 200 From Susan Boyle
As it was predicted earlier, Ke$ha indeed replaces Susan Boyle on the top spot of Billboard Hot 200 this week. Her first studio album "Animal" opens with 152,000 copies, forcing Susan's "I Dreamed a Dream" to fall to No. 2 with 93,000 (down 32%) after a six-week run at the top.
"THIS morning, thanks to all my fans, I TRULYYYY woke up feeling like P. Diddy with a #1 album!!!!!" Ke$ha told MTV. "Hollerrr!! I want to thank everyone who bought a copy of 'Animal', and I can't wait to see you on the road!!!! WOW!"
Beside sitting at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200, Ke$ha also successfully extends her reign on Billboard Hot 100 with "Tik Tok" and claims the No. 7 position with "Blah Blah Blah". Moreover, she secures the top two slots of Digital Songs chart. "Blah Blah Blah" which features 3OH!3 debuts at No. 2, while "Tik Tok" stays at No. 1.
Ke$ha becomes the first artist to simultaneously have her debut album and single sitting at No. 1 on the U.S. Albums and Singles charts since Leona Lewis led the lists with "Bleeding Love" and "Spirit" in 2008. In addition, she becomes the first artist to ever hold the top two slots on Digital Songs chart with her first two singles since Black Eyed Peas did so with "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling" in July 2009.
Back on Hot 200, Ke$ha's "Animal" is the only new entry on the chart. The others sitting at the Top 10 is ranging from Lady GaGa's "The Fame" at No. 3, Alicia Keys' "The Element of Freedom" at No. 4 and Mary J. Blige's "Stronger With Each Tear" rounding up the Top 5.
Top 10 of Billboard Hot 200:
- "Animal" - Ke$ha
- "I Dreamed a Dream" - Susan Boyle
- "The Fame" - Lady GaGa
- "The Element of Freedom" - Alicia Keys
- "Stronger With Each Tear" - Mary J. Blige
- "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" soundtrack - various artists
- "Fearless" - Taylor Swift
- "The E.N.D." - Black Eyed Peas
- "My World" - Justin Bieber
- "The Fame Monster" - Lady GaGa
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