Ke$ha holds atop Hot 100, Pink's "Glitter" glows
By Silvio Pietroluongo
NEW YORK (Billboard) - Ke$ha claimed the longest-running No. 1 debut single by a female artist on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1977 as "TiK ToK" held steady Thursday for an eighth week.
Thirty-three years ago, Debby Boone took her maiden Hot 100 appearance, "You Light Up My Life," to No. 1 for 10 weeks.
Scoring another milestone was Lady Antebellum, whose "Need You Now" leaped five rungs to No. 3, making the trio the first country group to hit the top three of the Hot 100 since Lonestar reached No. 1 with "Amazed" in March of 2000.
Elsewhere in the chart's top 10, Young Money fell one spot to No. 4 with "Bedrock," Lady Gaga dropped three rungs to No. 5 with "Bad Romance," and "Sexy Chick" by David Guetta featuring Akon slipped one to No. 6.
Train pulled up two spots to No. 7 with "Hey, Soul Sister," and Ludacris dropped two with "How Low" (No. 8). Iyaz clung to a top 10 spot, falling from No. 7 to No. 10 with his former No. 2 hit, "Replay."
An impressive Grammy performance by Pink landed her the Hot Shot Debut with "Glitter in the Air," which arrived at No. 18 thanks to digital sales of 114,000. "Glitter" is the fifth charting single from Pink's fifth studio album, "Funhouse," which is the most she's ever scored on the Hot 100 from one set.
The Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" rebounded from No. 16 to No. 9 on the Hot 100, the song's 22nd week in the top 10.
Notable Grammy-related debuts included the Dave Matthews Band, at No. 57 with "You and Me," and the award show pairing of Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli, at No. 75 with "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Continued...