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Week Ending Jan. 10, 2010: Putting The $ In Ke$ha
Posted Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:25am PST by Paul Grein in Chart Watch
The charts often make for strange bedfellows, but that seems especially true this week. Ke$ha's debut album, Animal, enters The Billboard 200 at #1, dethroning Susan Boyle's I Dreamed A Dream. The two women are polar opposites. Boyle, 48, is old enough to be Ke$ha's mother. Boyle's conservative image and traditional adult contemporary musical approach are also far removed from Ke$ha's edgy, bratty style. Here's a factoid that underscores the difference in their appeal: Animal sold more digital copies this week (115,000) than I Dreamed A Dream has in its entire seven-week run (89,000).