Chart Watch: The VMA Bump

Four songs owe their rise on the Billboard Hot 100 this week to the MTV Video Music Awards. Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me", the controversial female video of the year award winner, moves 6-4. The song's sales are beginning to wane, but this week, "Belong" became the first country song to ever be No. 1 on the airplay charts. Three others have gotten to No. 2 before, including Swift's own "Love Story".

Lady Gaga electrified the VMA's with her bloody performance of "Papparazzi" and it paid off with an 18-7 move. Gaga is now the third artist in the 21st century to score four top ten singles from an album (Christina Aguilera's self titled disc and Fergie's Fergalicious were the first two). Jay-Z closed the awards show with his duet with Alicia Keys, "Empire State of Mind". The single jumps 50-5 giving Jay his second top five single off of Blueprint 3. Down at No. 37, Muse, another VMA performer, scores their highest charting song ever with "Uprising".

"I've Gotta Feelin'" makes its 13th week at No. 1, passing up "Boom Boom Pow"'s 12 weeks. The Black Eyed Peas next single, "Meet Me Halfway", materializes at No. 75. Lets all pray the Peas don't replace themselves at No. 1 again.

1. "I've Gotta Feelin'" - Black Eyed Peas
2. "Run This Town" - Jay-Z feat. Kanye West & Rihanna
3. "Down" - Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne
4. "You Belong With Me" - Taylor Swift
5. "Empire State of Mind" - Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys
6. "Party In The U.S.A." - Miley Cyrus
7. "Paparazzi" - Lady Gaga
8. "Forever" - Drake feat. Kanye West, Lil Wayne, & Eminem
9. "Use Somebody" - Kings of Leon
10. "Whatcha Say" - Jason DeRulo


Bronson said...

No one is able to get four top ten singles off an album anymore. After the first two, people have either bought the album already or bought the single months before. Lady Gaga is benefiting from her growing popularity. Alot of people haven't bought her album but with each new single, they liked it enough to buy it. I wouldn't be surprised if she snagged a fifth one but I doubt it will be this easy for her to do on her second album.

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