Flo Rida claims his second UK No.1 in his career with “Club Can’t Handle Me,” lifted from the Step Up 3D soundtrack. The track features French DJ David Guetta, who produced the track with Frédéric Riesterer. Guetta recently topped the UK singles chart this May with “Gettin’ Over You.”
This means that Ne-Yo loses the top position as “Beautiful Monster” falls to No.5 in its second week. As mentioned earlier, that track failed to become a success in the US as it peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at No.53. “Club Can’t Handle Me” moves 33-24 on this week’s Hot 100 in its sixth week on the chart. Usually, these two acts enjoy far great success Stateside than in the UK or the rest of Europe.
Flo Rida topped the singles chart back in March 2009 with “Right Round” (featuring Ke$ha). The rapper has collaborated with a range of artists such as Timbaland, will.i.am, Ne-Yo and Nelly Furtado throughout his career.
Eminem and Rihanna reverse their drop on the chart and move 4-2 with “Love the Way You Lie.” The highest new entry comes from pop group The Saturdays, whose “Missing You” bows at No.3. It’s the group’s ninth top ten single and is lifted from the upcoming mini album and EP Headlines.
This week also welcomes British grime vocalist Tinchy Stryder back to the chart. “In My System” enters at No.10 and bests the previous hit “You’re Not Alone” fron November last year. On the album chart, Eminem reclaims the top spot with Recovery. Canadian rock act Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs falls back to No.2 after a sole week atop. Lady Gaga’s The Fame continue its top ten presence, climbing 6-5 in its 83rd week on the chart.
Posted in Charts, Dance, electronic, Hot 100, Pop, r’n’b, UK Singles Chart
Tagged Arcade Fire, David Guetta, Eminem, Flo Rida, Frédéric Riesterer, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, Ne-Yo, Nelly Furtado, Rihanna, The Saturdays, Timbaland, Tinchy Stryder, will.i.am
Sade has the biggest selling album in Europe according to the new pan-European sales charts published by Billboard earlier this week. The Soldier of Love album tops the album charts in France, Hungary, the Czech Republic and the Belgian region of Wallony, while it loses the No.1 position in Italy and Sweden. German rock band Unheilig enters at No.6 with Grosse Freiheit and the German-Tunisian rapper Bushido bows at No.7.
Ke$ha’s “TiK ToK” remains on top of the singles chart in its 17th week, while Lady Gaga and Owl City hold steady at No.2 and No.3. The highest new entry comes from Jason Derulo’s, whose “In My Head” recently topped the UK singles chart. David Guetta’s collaboration with Kid Cudi (“Memories”) races 14-5 and Rihanna also takes a heavy leap from 19-7 with “Rude Boy.” Read the full article here.
Posted in Pop, r’n’b
Tagged Bushido, David Guetta, Jason Derulo, Ke$ha, Kid Cudi, Lady Gaga, Owl City, Rihanna, Sade, Unheilig
Lady Gaga’s debut album turns 70 weeks on the Billboard 200, still remaining strong at No.5. Sade’s Soldier of Love, however, has a firm grip of the Billboard 200 top spot, adding a third week. Still, no new single has been announced apart from the title track.
Country music group Lady Antebellum remains at No.2 with Need You Now for a third week. The set has so far yielded two hit singles, the title track which peaked at No.3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and “American Honey” which has peaked at No.65.
The late recording artist Johnny Cash’s American VI: Ain’t No Grave. Back in 2006, American V: A Hundred Ways debuted at No.1. Punk rock band Alkaline Trio debuts at No.11 with This Addiction.
Ke$ha’s Animal returns to the top ten, fueled by a Best Buy price discount ($7.99). The Black Eyed Peas adds a 38th week at No.4.
Black Eyed Peas’ “Imma Be” becomes the third track from The E.N.D. to reach the No.1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was actually issued as the first promo single and samples The Budos Band’s “Ride or Die.” Before officially being released as a single, it reached No.50 on the Hot 100 based on downloads alone. So far, it has also charted in Canada, Australia and Hungary. In Europe, “Rock That Body” was released as a single instead.
Last year, Black Eyed Peas managed to top the Hot 100 chart for 26 weeks with “Boom Boom Pow” and “I Gotta Feeling.” The third single, “Meet Me Halfway” peaked at No.7.
This means that Ke$ha loses the pole position following a nine week stretch. As she falls to No.2, “TikTok” is trailed by Young Money’s “BedRock,” moving 4-3. “We Are the World 25: For Haiti” slips to No.6 after debuting at the runner-up spot last week.
Sade remains on top with Soldier of Love. Fueled by the success of “Imma Be,” Black Eyed Peas’ The E.N.D. moves 8-3 in its 37th week. The album actually notice a small sales decrease (-2%), but it’s quite a feat to sit at No.3 after such a long time. And even more impressive, Lady Gaga’s The Fame moves 7-4 in its 69th week. Add Taylor Swift’s Fearless, which spends its 67th week at No.10 and the conclusion that it’s a quite “old” chart.
It looked like a cakewalk. Assemble the best artists in the world and record the re-make of “We Are the World” to benefit the Haiti victims. Céline Dion, Kanye West and Barbra Streisand was unable to un-seat Ke$ha’s “TikTok.” It’s even more amazing, considering this is the ninth week atop of the Billboard Hot 100.
“We Are the World 25: For Haiti” enters at No.2, pushing Black Eyed Peas 2-3 with “Imma Be.” Ke$ha is on the rise with her second single as well, “Blah Blah Blah” jumps 22-11 – her collaboration with 3!OH!3. Jason Derulo gets his second top 10 hit with “In My Head,” following the success of “Whatcha Say” last year. Iyaz is also back with the follow-up to “Replay,” as “Solo” debuts at No.43. Rihanna enters at No.64 with “Rude Boy” and Monica is back on the Hot 100 with “Everything to Me” at No.62.
Digital Spy notes that the Irish trio The Script reaches a new peak in the US with “Breakeven.” The track climbs twelve places to No.28.
Posted in Hot 100, Pop, r’n’b
Tagged 3OH!3, Barbra Streisand, Black Eyed Peas, Céline Dion, Iyaz, Jason Derulo, Kanye West, Ke$ha, Monica, Rihanna, The Script
Alicia Keys has finally made it to the top of the UK album chart with The Element of Freedom. The set knocked off Paolo Nutini’s Sunny Side Up, but Alicia Key’s trailed by the classical violonist André Rieu’s Forever Vienna, which moves 4-2. Rieu’s best known for creating an international revival in waltz music.
Corinne Bailey Rae’s the highest new entry with The Sea. The set is the singer’s second album, following her eponymous debut back in 2006. “I’d Do It All Again” was released on Feb.1, but is yet to chart. Bailey Rae’s most famous for her “Put Your Records On” single, which was released almost exactly four years ago. Ke$ha enters at No.8 with Animal, while Peter Andre’s Unconditional Love Songs claims the N0.9 spot in its first week.
Hot Chip’s One Life Stand tops the dance album chart, Midlake’s The Courage of Others commands the indie album chart, Alicia Key rules the r’n’b chart while Muse’s The Resistance is the No.1 rock album of the week.
Posted in electronic, Pop, r’n’b, Rock
Tagged Alicia Keys, André Rieu, Corinne Bailey Rae, Hot Chip, Ke$ha, Midlake, Muse, Paolo Nutini, Peter Andre
Owl City’s “Fireflies” remains atop of the UK singles chart in its fifth week. The single was initially released in July last year and has so far topped the charts in the US, Australia, Denmark, Ireland and the Netherlands. The UK version is slightly shorter as the record label has chosen to shorten the intro and remove the first chorus. Expect “Vanilla Twilight” to be the follow-up hit.
The highest new entry comes from the Irish duo John & Edward. They have recorded a mashup of The Queen’s and David Bowie’s “Under Pressure” and Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby.” Not an amazing feat, as the latter was built on Queen’s 1981 hit. Vanilla Ice reached No.1 in both the US and the UK back in 1990. So, who are John & Edward? Well, we’re not done with X-Factor 2009 as the duo performed this song on the program in November last year.
Timbaland and Katy Perry moves 17-3 this week with “If We Ever Meet Again,” pushing the Glee Cast’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” 2-4. As WelcheMusic predicted, Alicia Key’s ballad version of “Empire State of Mind” has cracked the charts as it moves into the top five this week.
The second highest new entry comes from Ke$ha’s “Blah Blah Blah” at No.11. Welsh act Marina and the Diamonds enters at No.12 with her second single “Hollywood,” lifted from the debut set The Family Jewels.
Posted in Pop, r’n’b, X-Factor
Tagged Alicia Keys, David Bowie, Glee Cast, John & Edward, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Marina and the Diamonds, Owl City, The Queen, Timbaland, Vanilla Ice, X-Factor
It’s time for WelcheMusic vol.3 fresh from the oven. Ke$ha storms the charts with the new album and we think that “Take It Off” is a contender for an upcoming single release. Owl City storms the UK singles chart this week with “Fireflies.” Let’s hope that the follow-up single “Vanilla Twilight” can repeat the success. Also included, current hits from Sidney Samson and the Glee Cast’s version of “Don’t Stop Believin’.” True to form, we’ve added bonus tracks. Jay-Z recorded “History” for the More than a Game soundtrack.
- Click here to download the WelcheMusic vol.3 playlist
- Click here to download the WelcheMusic vol.2 playlist
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- Click here to download the WelcheMusic vo.1 playlist
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Tagged Calvin Harris, Editors, Erik Hassle, Glee Cast, Hot Chip, Jay-Z, Journey, Kasabian, Ke$ha, Lloyd, Lostprophets, Owl City, Rihanna, Sidney Samson, You Me At Six, Young Money
According to Billboard, Ke$ha is overtake the throne from Susan Boyle on the Billboard 200 album chart. We will know for sure tomorrow (13/1), but it seems as if Ke$ha’s debut set Animal will overthrone Susan Boyle’s I Dreamed a Dream. The album was the biggest selling one in the UK last year, and the No.2 album in the States. “TiK ToK” has been a massive worldwide hit and is set to be followed by “Blah Blah Blah,” which features alternative rock act 3OH!3. That track is included on the WelcheMusic vol.2 compilation which is out now. What might come as a suprise is that Ke$ha is credited as backing vocalist on Paris Hilton’s “Nothing in this World,” a track that only made the top ten in…Finland.
Due to the New Year’s celebrations, ABBA’s “Happy New Year” re-enters at No.9. It’s the third year in a row, as the song has re-entered the chart in Sweden both 2008 and 2009. It was orginally issued as single in 1980, following “Super Trouper.” As WelcheMusic previously reported, Linda Sundblad is on her way to get her biggest hit in a long time. “Let’s Dance,” is the sole new entry on this week’s singles tally in Sweden. Erik Grönwall remains atop with “Higher,” trailed by Darin’s renditon of “Viva la vida.” Ke$ha moves 4-3 with “TikTok,” and make sure to download WelcheMusic 2 with the follow-up hit “Blah Blah Blah.” Rihanna returns to the top ten with “Russian Roulette.” In a typically slow week, the album chart has little change. Erik Grönwall remains at No.1 with his eponymous debut, while Black Sabbath enters at No.5 with Greatest Hits. Other newcomers includes Hästpojken’s Från där jag ropar at No.7 as well as Smokie’s lead singer Chris Norman, entering at No.17.
Posted in Pop, r’n’b
Tagged ABBA, Black Sabbath, Chris Norman, Darin, Erik Grönwall, Hästpojken, Ke$ha, Linda Sundbald, Rihanna, Smokie