LMFAO spends its fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (Aug. 4) on Billboard.com, with “Party Rock Anthem,” featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, while Britney Spears scores her third top 10, “I Wanna Go,” from her album “Femme Fatale,” marking her first-ever set to produce a trio of Hot 100 top 10s. Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” remains at No. 2.
“Party” takes over the top spot on Radio Songs, lifting 2-1 with a 2% gain to 146 million in all-format audience, according to Nielsen BDS. The track tallies a fifth week at No. 1 on Digital Songs, although it declines by 4% to 202,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
At No. 9, Spears’ “Go” enters the top 10 from No. 11. The cut concurrently reaches the top tier on Radio Songs (13-9; 76 million, up 22%) and rises 9-7 on Digital Songs (116,000, down by less than 1,000 downloads). With the song’s Hot 100 advance, Spears has tallied three top 10s from her seventh studio album, “Femme Fatale.” Lead single “Hold It Against Me” debuted at No. 1 the week of Jan. 29, and “Til the World Ends” reached No. 3 in May.
Spears had twice previously banked as many as two Hot 100 top 10s from an album. The title cut from “…Baby One More Time” spent two weeks at No. 1 and “(You Drive Me) Crazy” reached No. 10 in 1999. Spears repeated the feat with the first two singles from “Circus”; “Womanizer” topped the Oct. 25, 2008, Hot 100 and the title song rose to No. 3 that December.
“Go” is Spears’ 12th Hot 100 top 10 and fifth in-a-row. Her streak began with “3″ in 2009 (from “The Singles Collection”) and, along with the first three singles from “Femme,” includes Rihanna’s “S&M,” on which Spears guested; the song ruled the April 30 Hot 100.
Dating to Spears’ first week in the Hot 100′s top 10 (Dec. 12, 1998), she trails only Rihanna (18) and Beyonce (14) for most top 10s among women.
New York, NY – Pop superstar Britney Spears achieves another benchmark with her current album, Femme Fatale. This week, Spears’ seventh album – which spawned the No. 1 hit “Hold It Against Me” and the Top 5 smash “Till The World Ends”- is certified platinum by the RIAA. This latest news brings Britney’s U.S. albums certifications to the 32 million sales mark.
The certification comes as tickets for her highly anticipated all female Femme Fatale Tour with special guest Nicki Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys and Nervo go on sale April 30th. The tour kicks off on June 16th in Sacramento.
Spears’ impressive reach goes beyond the U.S. as fans world wide are embracing her latest project. Femme Fatale has also achieved platinum status in Canada and is gold-certified in the UK, France, Mexico, Czech Republic, Brazil, Korea & Singapore. The current single, “Till The World Ends” is in the Top 10 on iTunes charts in Canada, Mexico, Australia, France, Spain and Denmark and the song ranks in the Top 20 on radio airplay charts across Europe.
With the release of the critically-acclaimed Femme Fatale, Britney has earned more distinctions and set new records: she is the only woman to have six albums debut at No.1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart; she and Mariah Carey are the only artists to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with more than one song; Britney’s one of only seven artists- and just three women- with Hot 100 No. 1’s in three decades; Femme Fatale is one of the Top 10 longest running trending topics on Twitter.
Britney’s new single has fallen to #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Bruno Mars’ “Grenade” is back to the #1 spot.
No. 1 – Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
No. 2 – Katy Perry, “Firework”
No. 3 – Wiz Khalifa, “Black and Yellow”
No. 4 – Enrique Iglesias, “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You),”
No. 5 – Rihanna, “What’s My Name?”
No. 6 – Britney Spears, “Hold It Against Me”
No. 7 – Ke$ha - “We R Who We R”
No. 8 – Pink, “Raise Your Glass”
No. 9 – The Black Eyed Peas, “The Time (Dirty Bit)”
No. 10 – Pitbull, “Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)”
Source: Entertainment Weekly
As forecast after its massive first-day airplay, Britney Spears’ “Hold It Against Me” roars to a record-setting debut on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart.
The first single from Spears’ forthcoming ninth album storms the survey at No. 16 with 4,071 plays, the highest detections total by a debuting title in the chart’s 18-year history.
“Hold It Against Me” also ties Madonna’s “Frozen” (No. 16, March 7, 1998) for second-highest launch in the list’s archives. Only Mariah Carey’s “Dreamlover” began at a higher rank, having rocketed in at No. 12 the week of Aug. 14, 1993.
The Pop Songs chart lists the most-played songs on 130 mainstream top 40 radio stations, according to Nielsen BDS.
“Hold It Against Me” received airplay on all 130 reporting stations in the chart’s tracking week (Jan. 10-16). The song’s first-week airplay translates to 36.4 million listener impressions, the week’s 10th-highest mainstream top 40 audience total.
KHOP (@95-1)/Modesto, Calif., led all pop reporters with 104 opening-week plays.
“Over the last decade, Britney Spears has had her ups and downs. But, every time she drops new music, it is an event for the format,” says KHOP program director MoJoe Roberts.
“We often tend to wait for audience research to come back strong to power up certain hits. This, however, is one of those rare tracks, like Katy Perry’s ‘California Gurls’ or P!nk’s ‘Raise Your Glass,’ that I put right into power rotation after one listen.
“Audience reaction to her new single has been nothing short of amazing. This is another pure pop smash from Ms. Spears.”
The cut concurrently debuts on Dance Airplay at No. 24, Rhythmic (No. 37) and Adult Pop Songs (No. 40).
“Hold It Against Me” is likely to make further historic headlines this week when it’s expected to become just the 18th song to debut at No. 1 since the Billboard Hot 100 began in 1958. As previously reported, the song is projected to exceed 400,000 in first-week download sales, according to industry sources.
Highlights of the Hot 100 – including the No. 1 title – will be released on Billboard.com Wednesday (Jan. 19).
All charts will be refreshed on Billboard.com Thursday (Jan. 20).
If Gottwald’s attention to chart detail sounds a little bit (as his nickname might suggest) scientific, he’s positively a rocket engineer when it comes to the arts and sciences that take place inside the studio control room, where he’s known as a genial perfectionist nonpareil. He sweats the small stuff. But that sonic fussiness hasn’t gotten him bogged down so much that it’s kept him from racking up the most commercially enviable career in pop production at the moment.
Stats speak even louder than beats. On the Billboard Hot 100 right now, he’s responsible as a co-writer and co-producer for 40% of the top 10: Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” (No. 3), Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” (No. 2) and “California Gurls” (No. 7), and Ke$ha’s “Take It Off” (No. 10), which is defying a fourth-single slump. (He would have claimed half the top 10 if B.o.B and Rivers Cuomo’s “Magic” hadn’t slipped 11-10.) He can claim four of Billboard’s 20 top-selling digital singles of all time, with Ke$ha’s 5 million-selling “TiK ToK,” Flo Rida’s “Right Round,” Perry’s “Hot N Cold” and Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.”
Then there are the earlier smashes that might’ve made that list had they been released later in the digital singles sales revolution, like Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” and “Behind These Hazel Eyes,” seminal collaborations with mentor Max Martin that put him on the pop map five years ago. That Gottwald was named ASCAP’s songwriter of the year in April probably counts as a performing-rights no-brainer.
In the coming months, Gottwald will co-executive produce Britney Spears’ 2011 project, alongside Martin. For his own label, Kemosabe, whose sole release so far is Ke$ha’s “Animal,” he’ll be working with his latest signings, female singers Sabi and Sophia Black. Meanwhile, taking off his executive hat, he’s still involved in plenty of production one-offs, like an upcoming single for British powerhouse vocalist Jessie J (who co-wrote “Party in the U.S.A.” for herself before sacrificing it to Cyrus).
Britney Spears becomes the first artist in over three years to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, to be released tomorrow (Oct. 15), as “3″ opens at the pinnacle of the chart. Her new track, a racy paean to the joys of three-way sex from the upcoming hits set “The Singles Collection,” due Nov. 24, shifts 255,000 downloads in its first week of release, also propelling it to No. 1 on Digital Songs. The title also jumps 38-25 on the Pop Songs chart and debuts at No. 49 on Radio Songs/Hot 100 Airplay, which ranks songs based on airplay audience on all radio formats.
“3″ is the first title to debut at No. 1 since Taylor Hicks’ “American Idol” victory song “Do I Make You Proud” did so on the chart dated July 1, 2006. In fact, the last four songs to open at No. 1 were all “American Idol”-related. Prior to Hicks, Carrie Underwood’s “Inside Your Heaven” (July 2, 2005), “I Believe” by Fantasia (July 10, 2004) and Clay Aiken’s “This Is The Night” each debuted at No. 1. The last non-”Idol” song to open at No. 1 was Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” on Nov. 14, 1998. “3″ is Spears’ third Hot 100 No. 1. Her debut single “…Baby One More Time” spent two weeks at No. 1 in 1999 and “Womanizer” spent a sole frame at the top, exactly one year ago this week, on the chart dated Oct. 25, 2008.
Rating: 4.5 of 5 (YAY!!)
Britney Spears is cleaning her act up and reinstating her name in the music industry. After last year’s tumultuous happenings, Blackout was supposed to be her comeback album, but failed to do so. She’s teamed up with several of the writers from that album such as Avant and Nicole Morier.
Britney had her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her hot single “Womanizer” that seems to be settling well with all people alike, the media, fans and critics. The song represents a man who uses a woman and she can’t take it anymore. Ironically, “Womanizer” uses a line “You think I’m crazy/ I got your crazy,” maybe hinting at her hectic past in the spotlight and being thrown under the bus for being “crazy.”
The title track “Circus” was produced by hot producer and writer, Dr. Luke. Luke is a former SNL band member who is responsible for Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” and cowrote “Behind These Hazel Eyes” with Clarkson. He’s also responsible for Pink’s “U + Ur Hand” and both of Katy Perry’s first two singles. The song isn’t his typical heavy pop rock signature sound as she sings about the dance floor being her stage. She’s right in the center being watched like she’s in a circus. Britney’s ready to party. This will be Britney’s second single, coincidentally released around the time Clarkson’s new single will be released, also written by Dr. Luke.
Another popular producer and writer Guy Sigsworth joined the project as well. He’s known for producing with Bjork and more recently collaborated with Alanis Morissette on her album Flavors of Entanglement for the entire project. His sounds are usually pretty futuristic with his warping of bassline instruments. “Out From Under” is a ballad that shows Britney’s vulnerable side. “Even when I cross the line/ It’s like a lie I’ve told a thousand times… I don’t want to dream about/ All my things that never were/ Baby I could live without when I’m out from under/ I don’t want to feel the pain/ What good would it do me now/ I’ll get it all figured out when I’m out from under” she sings painfully. “Out from Under” is definitely a stand out track and unlike her previous ballads, is slightly haunting.