Ke$ha, Lady Gaga lead singles chart
By Silvio Pietroluongo
NEW YORK (Billboard) - Pop singer Ke$ha led Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart for a fourth week on Thursday with her debut single "TiK ToK," and also grabbed the No. 7 spot with her new follow-up, "Blah Blah Blah."
Both tracks come from her album "Animal," which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday. Two other tunes, "Your Love Is My Drug" and "Take It Off," debuted at No. 27 and No. 85, respectively.
Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" held at No. 2, while "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys rose one to No. 3, swapping places with Iyaz's "Replay." "Fireflies" by Owl City remained at No. 5. David Guetta featuring Akon's "Sexy Chick" stood firm at No. 6
Two other tracks made their way into the top 10. Rap crew Young Money jumped four to No. 8 with "Bedrock," the act's second top 10 following "Every Girl," which peaked at No. 10 in July. Rihanna's "Hard," featuring Jeezy, soared six places to No. 9, her 13th top-10 entry.
Rounding out the top 10 was Jay Sean featuring Lil Wayne with "Down," which dropped three to No. 10.
Elsewhere, Disney starlet Selena Gomez scored her best Hot 100 showing to date as "Naturally" rebounded six places to No. 36.
Other Hot 100 debuts included Lady Antebellum's "Love This Pain" (No. 93), Timbaland featuring Drake's "Say Something" (No. 94), and newcomer Easton Corbin's "A Little More Country Than That" (No. 100).
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