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Usher earns ninth No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single, Jay-Z gets 17th top 10

usher-jay-zImage Credit: Kent Miller/PR PhotosAs we reported yesterday, B.o.B steps aside this week, making way for Usher‘s “OMG,” to sit pretty at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 singles chart. B.o.B’s “Nothin’ on You” now is No. 2, while Rihnna’s “Rude Boy” backs into No. 3.

Lady Antebellum‘s “Need You Now” steps back from No. 4 to No. 5 and Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister” from No. 5 to No. 6.

Don’t feel too bad for B.o.B. The rapper’s new single “Airplanes,” featuring Eminem and Hayley Williams is making a run for the top spot, shooting up from No. 9 to No. 7.

Ke$ha’s “Your Love Is My Drug” repeats at No. 8. Jason DeRulo’s “In My Head” falls from No. 7 to No. 9.

Jay-Z‘s “Young Forever” rounds out the top 10, jumping from No. 12 to No. 10. He now leads all rappers with the most to top 10 singles ever. He’s got 17 under his belt. Before “Young,” Jay’s 16 tied him with Ludacris. Luda’s on his heals, though. His “My Chick Bad,” featuring Nicki Minaj is at No. 11 this week.

Drake’s debut single “Over” from his forthcoming debut, Thank Me Later, moves up from No. 16 to No. 14. As does Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro” from No. 20 to No. 16.

Do you think Ludacris is going to catch Jay-Z soon? Happy Usher’s at No. 1 again?

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'The Simpsons' do Ke$ha: Watch the cartoon 'TiK ToK' parody here

Last night on The Simpsons, the animated residents of Springfield acted out the lyrics to Ke$ha’s debauched smash “TiK ToK.” Lisa Simpson was the one who woke up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy, but from there other neighbors took appropriate parts: Otto the bus driver tried to get a little bit tipsy, Nelson Muntz hooted the big hook, Sherri and Terri and Martin Prince got pedicures on their toes, toes, and so on.

The Village Voice found this incident “inexplicable,” but I say a minute-long YouTube gag like this requires no profound reason for being. The more random the better, right? Check out The Simpsons‘ take on “TiK ToK” after the jump and chime in with your own favorite parts. READ FULL STORY

B.o.B trumps last week's Billboard showing with two tracks in top 10

b-o-bB.o.B‘s  is having an incredible run this week. After his “Nothin’ On You”snatched the No. 1 spot on Billboard‘s Hot 100 from Rihanna last week, he not only remains as the chart’s leading man, but his second single, “Airplanes,” featuring Paramore’s ‘Hayley jumps from No. 12 to No. 9 this week.

Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” sits still for its secong week at No. 2. Taio Cruz’s “Break Your Heart” featuring Ludacris moved up from No.4 to 3.

Lady Antebellum‘s “Need You Now” has been on the chart for just over nine months, but no one’s grown tired of the country song yet. It moves up from No. 5 to No. 4.  Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister” dropped from No. 3 to No. 5. Usher’s “OMG” continues its steady climb, moving up two spots to No. 6. Ke$ha’s “Your Love Is My Drug” advances one spot to No. 8.

Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” rounds out the top 10 at No. 10. And her latest single, “Alejandro,” also closes out the top 20 at  No. 20.

Jay-Z’s “Young Forever,” which features Englishman Mr. Hudson, creeps closer to the top 1o. This week it went from No. 17 to No. 12. Drake’s “Over” also moved up a bit from No. 20 to No. 16.

Did your favorite song rank well this week? What song are you always playing? Let us know.

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B.o.B is No.1 on Billboard's Hot 100, Usher and Ke$ha chase behind

bob-usher-keshaAs reported yesterday, B.o.B‘s “Nothin’ On You” is Billboard‘s Hot 100 No. 1. The track, which features Bruno Mars, takes Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” spot. (That song now moves to No. 2.) Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister” and Taio Cruz’s “Break Your Heart” both remain at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. Usher’s “OMG,” featuring will.i.am is still climbing after leaping into the top 10 last week. This week it’s at No. 8. And Ke$ha’s “Your Love Is My Drug” climbs up from No. 19 to No. 9. It’s the third top 10 song from her debut album, Animal. Ke$ha’s first single, “TiK ToK,” was No. 1 for nine weeks, and her second single, “Blah Blah Blah,” made it to No. 7.

Elsewhere, B.o.B’s new single “Airplanes,” featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore, debuts at No. 12. Ludacris’ “My Chick Bad” moves up from No. 16 to No. 13. And making its return to the top 20, Drake’s “Over” slides back into No. 20 from No. 22.

Happy B.o.B made it to No. 1? Do you think Usher will replace him soon? Let us know below.

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Justin Bieber tops Billboard album chart again, while MGMT manages second place

justin_bieberImage Credit: Pamela LittkeyThis planet still revolves around Justin Bieber. For the second straight week (and third nonconsecutive) his My World 2.0 is No. 1 on the  Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 92,000 records.

It was a slow week on the chart: Bieber’s World is the lowest-selling album in the top spot in almost a year. The last to hold that dubious distinction was Chrisette Michele’s Epiphany, last May.

Psychedelic rockers MGMT‘s sophomore album, Congratulations, is the chart’s biggest debut, landing at No. 2 with 66,000 sold. It’s the best chart showing of their career, Billboard noted. Oracular Spectacular, their last album, never sold more than 17,000 in a week, but its steady sales have led it to a 606,000 total in the U.S.

The chart’s second-highest debut is Coheed and Cambria’s No. 5. ranking for their Year of the Black Rainbows, which sold 51,000 copies. It’s a step down from their last album, 2007’s No World For Tomorrow, which bowed at No. 6 but sold 62,000 units.

Usher, last week‘s No. 2, is now down to No. 4. His latest effort, Raymond v. Raymond, sold 64,000.

Riding off her performance on NBC’s Saturday Night LiveKe$ha‘s Animal returns to the top 10, moving from No. 16 to No. 8 with 31,000 sold.

Monica‘s Still Standing is doing just that in the top 10, holding steady 30,000 records sold at the No. 9 spot.

And Justin Bieber’s first installment of My World falls two spots No. 10 with 30,000.

Surprised MGMT couldn’t knock Bieber out of No. 1? Did you buy anything new this week? Let us know.

Ke$ha's amazingly bland Saturday Night Live performances: Watch here

kesha-snlImage Credit: Dana Edelson/NBCKe$ha‘s SNL debut last weekend was supposed to be epic, but the only moderately entertaining thing was her outfits. Her first performance was a star spangled train wreck: The 23-year-old pop star hit the stage to perform her Billboard smash “Tik Tok” looking like a sad man’s Wonder Woman in a shiny gray ensemble and a cape lined with the stars and stripes of the American flag. Vocally, she was only alright. For such a club anthem, Ke$ha’s delivery seemed tame and tired.

Even worse was the second performance of her latest hit, “Your Love is My Drug.” Ke$ha’s body was marked up in glowing paint like a spectacular, trippy tribal hallucination. But again, her delivery was tired. She drunkenly staggered danced across the stage before dropping to her knees to finish. “It’s Saturday night,” she closed. “Do you wanna make out?” No, thanks.

Like a movie with amazing special effects and a poor plot, Ke$ha dropped the ball. Check out her performances after the jump.

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Rihanna is No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for fifth straight week

Rihanna-jack-johnsonImage Credit: Johnson: Hilary WalshThe top three slots on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart haven’t changed a bit since last week. Rihanna‘s reign won’t let up, with her “Rude Boy” at No. 1 for the fifth straight week. Again, to Bruno Mars’ dismay,  B.o.B’s “Nothin’ On You” sits at No. 2. And Train’s  “Hey, Soul Sister” remains at No. 3.

Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” and Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” featuring Beyoncé both dropped down two spots this week, now at No. 6 and 7, respectively. Moving on up is Taio Cruz’s “Break Your Heart,” which jumped up two spots to No. 4. Usher, whose “OMG” debuted at No. 14 last week, climbed into the last spot on the top 10. It’s the 15th top 10 cut of his career.

New entries to the top 20 include Jay-Z’s “Young Forever,” at No. 17, Ke$ha‘s “Your Love is My Drug” at No. 19, and Jack Johnson‘s “You and Your Heart,” which debuts at No. 20.

Pop princess Rihanna continues to dance at the top, but there’s plenty of new blood this week. Who do you think will challenge her?

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Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha headlining 'Today Show' summer concerts

NBC has announced the lineup for the Today Show‘s 15th annual summer concert series, which Sting kicks off on May 14 with a 30-minute set from his upcoming tour with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Katy Perry will close the season on Aug. 27. READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, and more parodied in another hilarious 'Key of Awesome' spoof: Watch it here

key-of-awesomeThe folks who produce the hilarious Key of Awesome series of videos for the Barely Digital network—they’re behind the amazing spoof of Lady Gaga and Beyoncé’s “Telephone” video that came out last month—are busy, busy people. In fact, they’ve got yet another video debuting this afternoon, and EW has it here for you first!

Today’s clip is a slight departure for the geniuses behind Key of Awesome. Why? As you can see from the picture taken from the shoot above, this video doesn’t spoof just one specific artist and video or moment, as has been typical. Instead, an explosion of the Key of Awesome caricature characters were brought together to sing a theme song, “The Origin of Awesome!” for a series theme song: Lady Gaga! Justin Beiber! James Hetfield! Adam Lambert! Obama Girl! Ke$ha!

For a glimpse at the new video—as well as a little bit about the team behind the Key of Awesome—follow the jump.

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Nicki Minaj drops out of Rihanna's Last Girl on Earth tour

Nicki-ManajImage Credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty ImagesJust two days after Rihanna announced that Ke$ha and Lil Wayne’s Young Money vixen Nicki Minaj would be hitting the road with her this July, Minaj has pulled out. Nicki dropped the news that she’ll miss the Last Girl on Earth tour through her Twitter account.

“I’m sorry 2 say I will not be going out on RiRi’s tour,” she tweeted about an hour ago. “I’ve decided 2 use that time 4 the completion of my album. Hope u understand.”

Granted, tours can be time consuming, but couldn’t she have found  a way to record on the road? That exposure would’ve been a great way to promote her upcoming debut album. And why didn’t she think about this before Monday’s announcement?

Sad to see Minaj go?

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