– Despite my prediction yesterday, Britney’s “Womanizer” debuts at #96 today on the Hot 100, strictly based on a week’s worth of airplay at Top 40 Radio. We may potentially be looking at history being made next week, depending on how strong the sales of the single are this week. T.I. broke the record for the highest jump to #1, leaping from #80 last week with “Live Your Life”. It’s an outside chance, but it’s definitely doable, that “Womanizer” may break that record, especially if she sees another spike in airplay this week.
– While we’re talking about “Live Your Life”, it’s actually interesting to note that Rihanna is now among the top 10 females when it comes to #1 hits. Even more impressive, her #1s were achieved with jumps from #3 (Disturbia), 34(SOS), 41(Umbrella), 53(Take A Bow), and 80(Live Your Life). She’s been described as a firecracker, but that’s some pretty impressive fire power!
– Buried in an article about the upcoming Black Eyed Peas release is something that we probably all suspected would come at some point, but this soon? Here’s will.i.am:
“For the last remaining stores that sell CDs, this is the last Christmas that CDs will be in stores,” he predicts. “It’s f*cking scary.”
I have transferred my entire CD collection over to digital, but I still like picking up CDs and holding them in my hands. Having said that, it’s a pretty archaic method of file transfer, given the more eco-friendly forms of delivery that are available now. While I will miss the idea of shopping through racks of CDs, I think this is something who’s time is overdue.