Katy Watch: Katy Perry is five steps closer to having herself a Perry little Christmas. Her new single, “The One That Got Away,” climbs five spots this week, and currently occupies the number 10 position on the Billboard Hot 100.
As reported in my last post, the California Gurl will make music history if she notches another number one single from her album Teenage Dream. This week, “The One That Got Away” moves up to number eight on the radio airplay charts and number five on the digital song charts, so look for the hit to keep inching its way closer to the top spot.
Meanwhile, Teenage Dream becomes just the seventh album in the 53-year history of the Hot 100 to generate at least six top 10 hits. In addition to “The One,” the others are “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” “E.T.,” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).”
At the top of the Hot 100, for its fourth consecutive week, is Rihanna’s “We Found Love.” The song is gaining spins on the radio airplay charts but has dropped slightly in digital sales. Her album, Talk That Talk, was released Tuesday and is expected to debut atop the Billboard 200 album chart. Despite all of her music success, Talk would actually be Rihanna’s first album to reach number one in the United States. To date, the S&M’ers highest peaking album is 2007′s Good Girl Gone Bad, which reached number two. Rihanna, however, can certainly take a bow for being the youngest artist in Billboard chart history to achieve 11 number one singles on the Hot 100.
Below Rihanna’s Hot 100 leader is LMFAO’s ridiculously juvenile “Sexy And I Know It,” which, OMG, logs a FUBAR third week at number two. Just a little FYI; the song is currently number one on the digital charts, number four on the airplay charts, and an undisputed number one on the RUFKM chart. And, PS: LMFAO’s previous single, the insanely annoying “Party Rock Anthem” also spent six weeks in the top spot. IMO, LMFAO must be LTFAO all the way to the bank with the sales earnings from the duo’s past and current POS singles; I mean, WTF?
In addition to Rihanna’s Talk That Talk, a slew of other new albums also debuted this week: Michael Buble’s Christmas, currently at number four on the digital charts; A Very GaGa Holiday, currently at number five; Mary J. Blige’s My Life, at number six; Daughtry’s Break The Spell, at number eight; and GaGa’s Born This Way (The Remixes), checking in at a dismal number 56. ABC will also broadcast GaGa’s holiday TV special, A Very GaGa Thanksgiving, on Thursday, November 24, at 9:30 p.m. (ET). Will GaGa give her Monsters a holiday treat or a Sad Romance? IDK, but tune in and find out.