Ke$ha Holds atop Hot 100, Pink's "Glitter" Glows
Ke$ha claimed the longest-running No. 1 debut single by a female artist on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1977 as "TiK ToK" held steady Thursday for an eighth week.
Thirty-three years ago, Debby Boone took her maiden Hot 100 appearance, "You Light Up My Life," to No. 1 for 10 weeks.
Scoring another milestone was Lady Antebellum, whose "Need You Now" leaped five rungs to No. 3, making the trio the first country group to hit the top three of the Hot 100 since Lonestar reached No. 1 with "Amazed" in March of 2000.
Elsewhere in the chart's top 10, Young Money fell one spot to No. 4 with "Bedrock," Lady Gaga dropped three rungs to No. 5 with "Bad Romance," and "Sexy Chick" by David Guetta featuring Akon slipped one to No. 6.
Train pulled up two spots to No. 7 with "Hey, Soul Sister," and Ludacris dropped two with "How Low" (No. 8). Iyaz clung to a top 10 spot, falling from No. 7 to No. 10 with his former No. 2 hit, "Replay."
An impressive Grammy performance by Pink landed her the Hot Shot Debut with "Glitter in the Air," which arrived at No. 18 thanks to digital sales of 114,000. "Glitter" is the fifth charting single from Pink's fifth studio album, "Funhouse," which is the most she's ever scored on the Hot 100 from one set.
The Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" rebounded from No. 16 to No. 9 on the Hot 100, the song's 22nd week in the top 10.
Notable Grammy-related debuts included the Dave Matthews Band, at No. 57 with "You and Me," and the award show pairing of Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli, at No. 75 with "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
The Dave Matthews Band track is the second Hot 100 single from "Big Whiskey & the Groogrux King," the first time the group has scored a pair of charting titles from an album since 2001's "Everyday."
Blige and Bocelli's version of the Simon & Garfunkel No. 1 hit from 1970 is a contrast in chart appearances. For the queen of R&B, the song is her 39th to grace the Hot 100, while the renowned tenor reaches the list for the first time.
Lil Wayne took part in four of this week's debuts, three songs on which he's the lead vocalist and one where he guest stars. Wayne upped his chart total to 54 titles since 2000 (and 55 overall), extending his lead for most charting titles since the beginning of the last decade, well ahead of the next closest challenger, Jay-Z, who has 44.
Two of Wayne's tracks, "Knockout" (No. 44) and "American Star," featuring Shanell, (No. 91) are from his Billboard 200 No. 2 debuting album "Rebirth," while "F**k Today" is a digital single made available concurrent with his album release.
Wayne is also featured, along with Birdman and Jay Sean, on Kevin Rudolf's "I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)," which entered at No. 59.