Following the pattern of her previous single "Firework," Katy Perry
returns to #1
on the Billboard
Hot 100 for a fourth non-consecutive week after a brief chart-topping interruption last week by Rihanna
and Britney Spears
' remix of "S&M."
's "Rolling In The Deep" was performed by American Idol
contestant Haley Reinhart
last week to rather positive effect; the hopeful crooner managed to survive another week on the show, and Adele's single climbs to a new high of #2
, matching its UK peak position. Likewise, Adele's 21
ballad "Turning Tables" debuts at #63
after a performance of it by Gwyneth Paltrow
Two other artists from across the pond make slight advances this week on the Hot 100: Tinie Tempah
is up one position to #13
with "Written In The Stars" while Jessie J
's "Price Tag"
also climbs one to #23
This brings us to Beyonce
's depressing (by her standards) debut at #33
with "Run The World (Girls)."
The single went on sale at iTunes late last week and sold 77,000 downloads by Sunday evening. By comparison, Lady Gaga
's "Born This Way"
sold 448,000 downloads between its Friday release day and the following Sunday in February, and it debuted at #1.
Granted, Lady Gaga is the hot new pop broad on the block. But by that token, Britney Spears
moved 411,000 copies of "Hold It Against Me"
in its first week of release in January. That single also debuted at #1.
Two weeks ago Gaga's second Born This Way
entered the chart at #10 after initially selling 162,000 in only two-and-a-half days.
I guess what I'm saying is this: Beyonce, girl, time to get a new weave.
On a related note, Kelly Rowland
's Jim Jonsin
-produced "Motivation" moves up one to #54
, proving that the Real Talent From Destiny's Child
is back to reclaim her wig.
The U.S. Top 10:
1. "E.T." - Katy Perry feat. Kanye West *4 weeks*
2. "Rolling In The Deep"
3. "Just Can't Get Enough"
- The Black Eyed Peas
4. "S&M" - Rihanna feat. Britney Spears
5. "Down On Me"
- Jeremih feat. 50 Cent
6. "The Lazy Song"
- Bruno Mars
7. "On The Floor"
- Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull
8. "Look At Me Now"
- Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
10. "Fuck You" - Cee Lo Green
Labels: Adele, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Jessie J, Katy Perry, Kelly Rowland, Lady GaGa, Tinie Tempah, U.S. chart