Monday, June 22, 2009

[WGO] Wanna take a ride on your flammable (censured)

FYI - My interview with Jada will go live this Wednesday morning. Get ready. :)

Everyone's talking about it, so I figured why not. Check out Lady Gaga's stellar performance live at the Much Music Awards (in Canada) that aired last night, with an introduction by Kim Kardashian and the Jonas Brothers...While I'm not so big on the new bob do, it makes me ridiculously giddy that Gaga continues to deliver crazy performances that make you stop and just watch. As much distaste as I had for Britney back in the day, it certainly feels eerily reminiscent.

So far on the chart score, half of the receipts are in, and as sure as the sun will rise, the Jonas Brothers' fourth album, Lines Vines and Trying Times, will be #1 on the Album Charts this week. They have already sold almost 165K, so I think the prediction of around 330K is pretty accurate. Despite the sales attention, their single "Paranoid" continues to waffle a bit at Top 40 radio, climbing three spots this week to #32 but still not being spun more than 300 times a week. Black Eyed Peas (despite a lame kerfuffle with Perez Hilton at the Much Music Awards) will predictably come in second, and have already sold over 87K. Incubus' new album, Moments & Melodies, is also expected to debut in the Top 5, however this could change.

The most added song to Top 40 radio has become Beyonce's "Halo", which I find funny, since I've been spinning that song for what feels like forever by now. Still, B has officially conquered the #1 postion with said song on the Top 40 radio format, but 3Oh!3's "Don't Trust Me" is snipping at her heels at #2, with a difference of a mere less than 10 spins per week..."Boom Boom Pow" slips to #3, and Pitbull's "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" moves up to #4. The rest of the Top 10 include: Lady Gaga "LoveGame", Shinedown "Second Chance", Miley Cyrus "The Climb", P!NK "Please Don't Leave Me", Katy Perry "Waking Up In Vegas", and Kelly Clarkson "I Do Not Hook Up".

Kristinia DeBarge starts to knock on Top 10 territory, as "Goodbye" ascends to #13, breaking the 700 spins a week barrier, continues to grow. Her Island Def Jam country sister and JoBro's tour MC, Jessie James, has a new Top 30 radio hit with "Wanted" coming in at #29. Keri Hilson also saw a big spin increase this week with "Knock You Down" landing at #15 (up from #25).

It may have been a slow starter but Jordin Sparks' "Battlefield" breaks the Top 20 at #18. The new David Guetta-influenced BEP single "I Gotta Feeling" finally catches up to its sales success on the Hot 100 to land at #19 on the Top 40 chart, just breaking the 500 spins a week barrier. While David's duet with KellyRowland, "When Love Takes Over", gave him a #1 hit in the UK, it continues its slow ascent stateside, landing at #37.

Kings of Leon have a solid edge as "Use Somebody" leaps from #51 to #42. The Pussycat Dolls, The Veronicas, Seether and Carolina Liar all stay pretty static with their bubbling under singles.

While there is still no sign of V Factory (or for that matter, Jada's "American Cowboy"), I was pleasantly surprised to see Tina Parol's single "Whos's Got Your Money" bounce up into the Top 50, landing at #49, and increasing at a rate of 30%.

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