By Sam on Wednesday 5th Dec 2012 | Filed Under Ke$ha
In a bid to avoid the dreaded sophomore slump, Ke$ha has been aggressively promoting her new album ‘Warrior’. Indeed, the rap-singer’s campaign has seen her touch many a stage in support of the set, which arrived in stores this week and was preceded by chart smash ‘Die Young’.
And while today brought with it another performance on the ‘Conan O’Brien Show’, it also ushered in the first week sales predictions for what many have earmarked one of the year’s biggest Pop releases.
So what is is ‘Warrior’ on course to sell? The answer (and Conan performance) await after the jump…
December 4th marks the day pop starlet Ke$ha brings her sophomore album ‘Warrior’ to battle for Billboard’s top spot.
Indeed, to say the ‘Die Young’ diva has already made a killing afront Billboard’s Hot 100 would be an understatement as the album’s lead single has been a mainstay aboard the ranking’s upper half for most of its chart life. However, like many her contemporary, the singer’s success on the singles front has come at an inverse of her album’s sales performance.
Barely shipping platinum over two years since its debut, Ke$ha’s introductory set ‘Animal’ saw its singles take big bites out of history books while its parent album barely made a bark. So tell us: Are you willing to help its successor sing a different tune?
That Grape Juice’s Favourite ‘Warrior’ Tracks:
* Thinking Of You
* Die Young
* Dirty Love (ft. Iggy Pop)
That Grape Juice’s Least Favourite ‘Warrior’ Tracks:
* All That Matters
* Only Wanna Dance With You
That Grape Juice Rating: 3/5
Conclusion: ‘Warrior’ has a clear agenda to mature a sound and artist many assumed was “seasonal” – and manages to achieve this to a satisfying degree.
Still, Ke$ha excels most when being unapologetically Ke$ha. Rebellious, edgy, and dripping with jaw-dropping metaphors.
By Sam on Saturday 1st Dec 2012 | Filed Under Ke$ha
Ke$ha is proving quite the promo ‘Warrior’ these days. Indeed, the global push for her sophomore album of the same name has seen the singer grace many a stage – the latest being The Graham Norton Show in the UK.
Watch below as the 25 year old rocks out to current single ‘Die Young’ below…
The stars shine for one of music’s biggest calendar night – the American Music Awards 2012! Live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, see the music industry’s biggest stars just moments after they arrive to the scene. See and sound off on the fashion hits and misses below…
* Nicki Minaj’s stunning ensemble was styled by Richard Shoyemi.
It has certainly been Taylor Swift‘s week. For, not only did she see her name etched in history books for being the first female act to sell 1 million copies of a single album in one week twice, she has now notched her 56th (yes, you read that right) entry on Billboard’s Hot 100.
How, you ask? Well, with 4 top 10 singles from her most recent album ‘Red’ (‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’, ‘Red’, ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’, ‘Begin Again’), Swift just added 5 new titles to the Hot 100 – bringing her tally to 9 entries from one album simultaneously.
But, she’s not the only one celebrating this week. Ke$ha, Rihanna, and Chris Brown have all seen considerable gains on the singles front. Read about it all below: