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Katy Perry's 'California' holds on to No. 1 spot on Billboard Hot 100 chart

Katy-PerryImage Credit: Janet Mayer/PR PhotosThe top three spots on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart are the same as they were last week. For its second straight week, Katy Perry‘s “California Gurls” is at No. 1. Usher holds his spot, remaining at No. 2 with “OMG,” And B.o.B‘s the most successful rapper on the chart. His “Airplanes” featuring Hayley Williams holds on at No. 3.

Travie McCoy and Ke$ha switched spots. McCoy’s “Billionaire” jumps from No 5 to No. 4.  Ke$ha‘s “Your Love Is My Drug” moves back to No. 5. Lady Gaga‘s “Alejandro” moves up a spot from No. 7 to No. 6. “Break Your Heart” by Taio Cruz  falls back a slot to No. 7. Eminem‘s  former No. 1 “Not Afraid” returns to the top 10, moving up three spots to No. 8. The Black Eyed Peas’ “Rock That Body,” remains at No. 9. While Drake’s “Find Your Love” closes out the top 10, moving up three spaces.

The top three artists didn’t budge last week. Do you think someone will break in or fall out next week? Let us know.

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Adam Lambert’s ‘If I Had You’ video reveals where the wild things are

Adam Lambert's 'If I Had You' video reveals where the wild things are

The lyrics for Adam Lambert’s latest single, “If I Had You,” suggest decadent scenes in nightclubs and hotels and assorted urban glamor stations. But for the corresponding video, which hit the Web yesterday, the unrepentant imp/American Idol season 8 runner-up takes the song’s “life would be a party, it’d be ecstasy” lyrics and transports them to a forest setting. It’s like a mashup of Where the Wild Things Are, Xtina’s “Dirrty” video, and a light splash of Avatar. (Seriously. It’s set in the woods, and Adam has a big, crazy mullet-braid/Na’vi thingamajig, and there are enchanted glowing streamers all over the place, no?) READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry leads Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, Black Eyed Peas return to top 10

katy-perry-bepLike we said yesterday, Katy Perry is queen of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with “California Gurls” landing at No. 1 this week. Usher gets pushed aside. His “OMG” steps back a spot to No. 2. B.o.B’s Hayley Williams-assisted “Airplanes” sits  at No. 3 again. Ke$ha’s “Your Love Is My Drug” remains at No. 4.

Travie McCoy jumps into the top 10 for the first time as a solo act with “Billionaire.” It moves from No. 11 to No. 5. Singer Bruno Mars is secretly the big winner in the top 10. He’s the featured vocalist and producer on McCoy’s “Billionaire” and B.o.B’s No. 8 hit “Nothin’ On You.”

Taio Cruz’s “Break Your Heart” slips a place to No. 6. Lady Gaga‘s “Alejandro” also falls a spot to No. 7. After a brief vacation from the top 10, the Black Eyed Peas return with their fifth top 10 single from their multi-platinum set The E.N.D. The latest, “Rock That Body,” leaps from no. 19 to No. 9. La Roux‘s “Bulletproof” closes out the top 10, dropping from No. 8 to No. 10.

What do you think of this week’s results? Happy the Peas are back to their old ways? How long do you think Katy Perry will be at No. 1? Let us know.

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Jack Johnson's latest tops Billboard's album chart

jack-johnsonImage Credit: Hilary WalshJack Johnson tops Billboard‘s album chart this week. His latest set, To The Sea, debuts big with 243,000 copies sold. It’s the third No. 1 album of his career. Justin Bieber’s My World 2.0 hops up a spot to No. 2 with 52,000 units sold. Glee: The Music, Volume 3: Showstoppers slides back to No. 3, selling 45,000 copies.  At No. 4, Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now holds steady selling 41,000 units.

The next two stay in the same spots they held last week. Usher‘s Raymond v. Raymond is at No. 5 with 35,000 albums sold. And Lady Gaga’s The Fame is at No. 6 with 33,000 copies sold. Carole King and James Taylor’s Live at the Troubadour jumps up two spots with 25,000 units sold. It’s No. 7.

The next highest entry on the chart is Taio Cruz‘s debut offering, Rokstarr. The album’s Ludacris-assisted lead single, “Break Your Heart” was a major hit at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 singles chart. But that success didn’t lead to a decent opening week for his full album. It arrives at No. 8, selling 24,000 copies. American Idol alum Clay Aiken’s Tried & True comes in at No. 9 with 22,000 copies sold. And closing out the top 10, Ke$ha‘s Animal lands at No. 10 with 20,000 copies sold.

Happy Jack Johnson’s album came it at No. 1? Are you surprised Cruz did so poorly? Talk to us.

Usher continues reign on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, while Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox underperform

usher-idolsImage Credit: Usher:Norman Jean Roy; Michael Becker/FoxFor its fourth non-consecutive week, Usher‘s “OMG” holds the No. 1 spot on Billboard‘s Hot 100 singles chart. Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” follows behind at No. 2, where it started two weeks ago. B.o.B’s Hayley Williams-assisted “Airplanes” lands at No. 3. His former No. 1 “Nothin’ On You” falls two spots to No. 7.

Ke$ha‘s “Your Love Is My Drug” moves up three spots to No. 4. It’s the second top five record of her career. Taio Cruz drops a spot to No. 5 drop with “Break Your Heart,” while “Alejandro” from Lady Gaga holds steady at No. 6. La Roux‘s “Bulletproof” makes a big jump into the top 10 this week, leaving behind No. 14 for No. 8. Rounding out the top 10, Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister” moves up two spots to No. 9. And Eminem’s “Not Afraid” drops from No. 9 to No. 10.

On a sour note, this season’s American Idol champ Lee DeWyze and runner-up Crystal Bowersox failed to achieve much Billboard success with their debut singles. Of the three DeWyze cuts to debut this week, his most successful is “Beautiful Day” at No. 24. Bowersox’s “Up To the Mountain” only managed to climb to No. 57. Combined, they debuted five songs, an underwhelming showing considering the finale was last week. Last season, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert combined for nine chart entries the week after AI‘s finale.

Happy Usher’s still No 1? Are you a La Roux fan yet? What do you think about how DeWyze and Bowersox debuted? Let us know.

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Usher stays on top of Billboard's Hot 100 chart

usherUsher remains king of Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart. His “OMG” comes in at No. 1 for its third non-consecutive week. Last week’s No. 2, Katy Perry’s “California Gurls,” featuring Snoop Dogg, falls to No. 3. While B.o.B’s “Airplanes” featuring Hayley Williams rises from No. 3 to No. 2. Taio Cruz’s “Break Your Heart,” featuring Ludacris, moves up one from No. 5 to No. 4.

Ke$ha‘s “Your Love Is My Drug” stays at No. 7. Lady Gaga is creeping up to her seventh straight top five hit. Her “Alejandro” moves up two spots to No. 6. Miley Cyrus bursts on to the chart with her latest single, “Can’t Be Tamed.” It debuts at No. 8. Two former No. 1s round out the top 10. Eminem‘s “Not Afraid” drops three to No. 9. And “Rude Boy” by Rihanna goes from No. 9 to No. 10.

La Roux‘s “Bulletproof,” an infectious track that has slowly been burning up the chart, landed at No. 14 this week. Drake closes out the top 20. His “Over” and “Find Your Love” are No. 19 and 20 respectively.

Happy for Miley Cyrus? Think Gaga is going to crack the top five? Talk to us.

Usher regains No. 1 spot, Katy Perry debuts big on Billboard's Hot 100 chart

katy-perry-usherImage Credit: Perry: Mike RuizEminem‘s reign at the top didn’t last long. After pushing Usher aside last week, his “Not Afraid” has fallen from No. 1 to No. 6 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 singles chart. Usher‘s “OMG”reclaims the crown at No.1.

Katy Perry first single from her forthcoming set, “California Gurls” featuring Snoop Dogg, made a big splash on the charts. Her West Coast anthem debuts at No. 2 this week. Songs like Miley Cyrus’ 2009 “Party in the U.S.A” and The Notorious B.I.G.’s  1997 smash “Hypnotize” have also accomplished the feat. Perry is the fourteenth to do so.

B.o.B has two consecutive cuts in the top 10. His latest single, “Airplanes,” featuring Hayley Williams, climbs from No. 5 to No. 3. While his once chart-topping “Nothin’ On You,” featuring Bruno Mars dropped from No. 3 to No. 4.  Taio Cruz’s “Break Your Heart,” featuring Ludacris, backslides from No. 4 to No. 5.

Ke$ha‘s “Your Love Is My Drug” steps up a spot to No. 7. Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro” enters the top 10, moving from No. 11 to No. 7.  This marks her seventh radio single in a row to reach the top 10.

Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” moves back three spots to No. 9. And rounding out the top, Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister” does the same falling to No. 10.

Surprised Eminem dropped to No. 6 so fast? Happy Katy Perry debuted this high? Let us know.

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Ke$ha takes a trip to an animated desert: Watch her 'Your Love Is My Drug' video here

Ke$ha leaves the club behind in her new “Your Love Is My Drug” video, choosing instead to cavort in the desert with an elephant and a dude who looks like he probably owns most of Devendra Banhart’s discography. “Maybe I need some rehab, or maybe just need some sleep,” she wonders. She gets neither. From that sunny, sandy beginning, the clip takes her through a Yellow Submarine-style underwater animation sequence, several kaleidoscopic interludes, and finally a black-light/glow-in-the-dark scene involving a python. Trippy!

Watch the “Your Love Is My Drug” clip after the jump and let us know what you think.


Ke$ha, B.o.B., and Lady Antebellum: The death-metal YouTube covers you've been waiting for

keshaImage Credit: Anthony Delvin/PA Photos/Landov“Tik tok on the clock, but the party don’t … BLARGHGHGHGHGH!!!”

And thus, from the wood-paneled rec-room walls of Billboard Death Metal, a delicate flower of musical diversity blossoms.

The impressively focused group of hirsuite gentlemen behind BDM have now taken on, as their name implies, several recent top Billboard hits —including Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok,” Justin Beiber’s “Baby,” Rihanna’s “Rude Boy,” and Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now”—and executed them in a style best described as “cookie monster hopped up on Metallica and bathtub meth.”

Watch a sampling, after the jump: READ FULL STORY

Ke$ha to play Nashville flood benefit concert; GAC will air live national telethon from the Ryman

It’s not even been a week since the skies opened above Nashville, and the first large-scale fundraisers are starting to come together in hopes of raising money for the flooded town, where there’s an estimated $1 billion of damage, not counting emotions. Vince Gill is, of course, ahead of the curve — he’s hosting a local telethon on Nashville’s WSMV-TV tonight — but with much of Music City still stuck in the muck, the good samaritan work is just beginning.

Great American Country Television (a.k.a. GAC) has announced a live national telethon on May 16 at the historic Ryman Auditorium to benefit the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, an organization that’s already on the scene helping out. Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, and Rodney Atkins are already scheduled to perform, and more acts are sure to be added as we get closer to the date. The telethon will air commercial free from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

But you don’t have to be a country fan to get in on the action: Party-pop star and Nashville native Ke$ha is putting on a benefit concert June 16th at the Limelight in her hometown, with 100 percent of the profits going to relief for humans as well as animals. Tickets for the show are on sale now.

We’ll keep you updated on further fundraising efforts as they happen. And as always, feel free to use the comments section to keep us updated, as well as each other. Hang in there, Nashvegas! Help is on the way.

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