Jay, Kanye and Katy rule the Charts yet again…

In another lackluster week on the pop charts, the titans of rap and the princess of pop held sway at the top of the Albums and Singles lists. On Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart, Jay Z & Kanye West’s Watch the Throne made it two in a row in top ten that included debuts from Blue October and the Eli Young Band… Over on the Hot 100 Singles chart, Katy Perry made it two in a row with “Last Friday Night” her 5th consecutive chart topper from Teenage Dream. She may have some competition in the weeks ahead from fast rising songs by Lil Wayne (“She Will” the big debut of the week), Lady Gaga (“You and I”, the biggest gainer outside the top ten) and Maroon 5 w/Christina Aguilera who make big airplay gains despite slipping a notch to #4. Keep a look out next week to see if Katy hold on. For more on all the Billboard charts, head here and check out the new top tens below.

Billboard 200 Top 10 Albums:
1. Watch the Throne- Jay Z & Kanye West (last week~ 2)
2. 21- Adele (lw~ 4)
3. Now 39 Compilation- Various Artists (lw~ 3)
4. Tailgates & Tanlines- Luke Bryan (lw~ 2)
5. My Kinda Party- Jason Aldean (lw~ 6)
6. Life at Best- Eli Young Band (debut)
7. Chief- Eric Church (lw~ 5)
8. Any Man in America- Blue October (debut)
9. 4- Beyonce (lw~ 7)
10. Kidz Bop 20 (lw~ 10)
Top Ten Singles:
1. “Last Friday Night”- Katy Perry (lw~ 1)
2. “Party Rock Anthem”- LMFAO (lw~ 2)
3. “She Will”- Lil Wayne w/Drake (debut)
4. “Moves Like Jagger”- Maroon 5 w/Christina Aguilera (lw~ 3)
5. “Super Bass”- Nicki Minaj (lw~ 4)
6. “Lighters”- Bad Meets Evil w/Bruno Mars (lw~ 5)
7. “Pumped Up Kicks”- Foster the People (lw~8)
8. “How to Love”- Lil Wayne (lw~ 6)
9. “Good Life”- OneRepublic (lw~10)
10. “I Wanna Go”- Britney Spears (lw~ 9)

And here’s one of my faves in the top ten, Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks”. Enjoy!

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