Drake, Rihanna and Katy Perry are killing it on the Charts

Just a few days after winning American Music Awards, Rihanna and Katy Perry are making big news on the pop charts alongside another AMA performer Drake. On the album chart, Drake debuts big at # 1 with his second album, Take Care, selling 631,000 copies for the third biggest opener of the year (behind Lil Wayne and Lady Gaga). That gives Drake his second consecutive # 1 album and he could hold tight next week despite new releases from Rihanna, Daughtry, Michael Jackson and more. Back on this week’s chart other debuts in the top ten come from the Glee cast and Andrea Bocelli. Take a look at the new top ten on the Billboard 200 Albums chart below.

Top Ten Albums on the Billboard 200:
1. Take Care- Drake (debut)
2. Christmas- Michael Buble (last week~ 2)
3. 21- Adele (lw~ 5) … 39th week in the top 5!!!! (the most an album has stayed in the top 5 in chart history, beating Michael Jackson’s Bad)
4. Concerto: One Night in Central Park- Andrea Bocelli (debut)
5. Under the Mistletoe- Justin Bieber (lw~ 6)
6. Glee: the Christmas Album, Vol 2 (debut)
7. Now 40 Compilatio- Various Artist (lw~ 3)
8. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Pt 1 soundtrack (lw~ 4)
9. Mylo Xyloto- Coldplay (lw~8)
10. Someone to Watch Over Me- Susan Boyle (lw~ 7)

Over on the Hot 100 singles chart, Rihanna makes it 4 weeks in a row on top with her dance smash “We Found Love”. She also appears at # 9 with Drake on his new single “Take Care”, and she shoots up to # 14 with her next single “You Da One”. Girl is a hit single making machine! Another lady who could claim that title is Katy Perry who lands her sixth consecutive top ten from her Teenage Dream collection with “The One that Got Away” at #10. The first five all went to # 1. We’ll see if she can break the record for the most chart toppers from one album in the weeks ahead. As it is, she joins the lauded company of Janet Jackson, George Michael and Michael Jackson with 6 top tens from one album. For more on these records and other chart news, head to Billboard here and check out the new top ten singles below.

Top Ten Singles on the Hot 100:

  1. “We Found Love”- Rihanna w/ Calvin Harris (last week~ 1)
  2. “Sexy and I Know It”- LMFAO (lw~ 2)
  3. “Someone Like You”- Adele (lw~ 3)
  4. “Without You”- David Guetta w/ Usher (lw~ 4)
  5. “It Will Rain”- Bruno Mars (lw~ 9)
  6. “Moves Like Jagger”- Maroon 5 w/Christina Aguilera (lw~ 5)
  7. “Good Feeling”- Flo Rida (lw~8)
  8. “Stereo Hearts”- Gym Class Heroes w/Adam Levine (lw~ 6)
  9. “Take Care”- Drake w/Rihanna (debut)
  10. “The One That Got Away”- Katy Perry (lw~ 15)

Also of note, the Glee cast grabs their highest charting song of the new season with their Adele mashup “Rumour Has It/Someone Like You” which debuts at # 11 (their fourth highest charting single). It also helps Adele’s “Someone” jump in sales and hold at # 3 while “Rumour Has It” re-enters the chart for a new peak at # 60.

And here’s Katy’s latest video (co-starring Latin screen star Diego Luna) for “The One that Got Away”



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