Ke$ha Holds On Hot 100; <br> Doubles Down On Digital Songs
As her debut album "Animal" opens at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, Ke$ha's "TiK ToK" remains at the top of The Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week. The singer becomes the first act to simultaneously take its debut album and single to No. 1 on both charts since Leona Lewis led the lists with "Spirit" and "Bleeding Love," respectively, on the chart dated April 26, 2008.
Ke$ha also makes some noteworthy moves on the Digital Songs chart as "Blah Blah Blah," featuring 3OH!3, debuts at No. 2 (206,000 downloads) while "TiK ToK" occupies the top slot with 252,000. She's the first artist to ever hold down the top two slots on that list with their first two singles and the first to do so at all since Black Eyed Peas in July, with "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling." "Blah Blah" meanwhile debuts in the top 10 of the Hot 100, coming in at No. 7.
Download sales of Ke$ha's 14 tracks from "Animal" total 694,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan, with "Your Love Is My Drug" (101,000) and "Take It Off" (36,000) also ranking among the top 75-selling titles for the week while additionally debuting on the Hot 100, which will be posted in full on billboard.com tomorrow.