Friday, February 24, 2012

Katy Perry Tops Billboard Chart!

Katy Perry Tops Billboard Chart!Katy Perry Tops Billboard Chart!
Katy Perry leads the charge as "Part Of Me" debuts at #1 with first-week sales of 411K. Adele has three songs in the top 10 (a first for a female lead artist) in the first full week following her Grammy sweep. Whitney Houston, Kelly Clarkson and Nicki Minaj are also listed in the top 10. A female-led collabo, "We Found Love" by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris, brings the tally up to eight.

Here's another indication of how dominant women are in pop these days. Five of the last six songs to enter the Hot 100 at #1 are by female solo artists: Britney Spears (twice), Ke$ha, Lady Gaga and now Perry.  The only male artist to debut at #1 in the last five years is Eminem.

Only one song by a female solo artist has had a greater first-week digital sales tally than "Part Of Me" rang up this week. Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" started with sales of 448K a year ago. (Britney Spears' "Hold It Against Me" also bowed with sales of 411K, though Spears' exact total was a bit less than Perry's.) Both of those songs also debuted at #1.

Issue Date : 24 February 2012
1. (-) Katy Perry, "Part Of Me." (HOT DEBUT)
2. (2) Adele, "Set Fire To The Rain."(25 weeks on charts)
3. (7) Whitney Houston, (28 weeks on charts)
4. (1) Kelly Clarkson, "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You). (9 weeks on charts)
5. (7) Adele, "Rolling In The Deep." (59 weeksn on charts)
6. (3) fun. ft. Janelle Monae, "We Are Young." (9 weeks on charts)
7. (11) Adele, "Someone Like You." (33 weeks on charts)
8. (6) Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris, (22 weeks on charts)
9. (-) Nicki Minaj, "Starships." (DEBUT)
10. (-) Chris Brown, "Turn Up The Music." (DEBUT)

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