CHART BUZZ: Rihanna, Pink, Katy Perry and Bon Jovi

Posted November 12, 2010 by J Matthew Cobb in News

Girls just want to have fun, so do rockers: the latest figures at Nielsen/Billboard reveal the biggest hitmakers

Rihanna soars once again wth her growing list of No.1’s with “What’s My Name.” The #1 pop hit, featuring a duet with rapper/singer Drake, debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #83 on the week of Nov. 6, but quickly catapulted to #60 the week after. It’s an impressive leap to the top, considering the song has only been on the survey for three weeks.

2010 has proven to be a spectacular year for Rihanna after landing a number of hits at the top, starting with the #1 summer hit “Love The Way You Lie” (featuring Eminem). “Only Girl (In the World),” Rihanna’s latest Top 10 hit, now sits comfortably at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

P!nk’s latest single “Raise Your Glass” is making impressive strides as well; giving the glam punk pop star her first top 10 in over two years (2008’s ‘So What” soared to #1). Her latest dance/pop song, featured on her first greatest hits disc Greatest Hits…So Far, has peaked at #7 and continues to climb the survey since it made its debut.

Katy Perry’s climb to the Top 10 this week with her latest single, “Firework,” also makes a super leap from #29, the week before that #57. This is her third hit single released from her sophomore project Teenage Dream.

For Bon Jovi fans, the band released their third official compilation “Greatest Hits” and are topping the Euro Albums charts at #1.  The veteran American rock act missed out on the European crown with its last studio release The Circle, which debuted and peaked at No. 2 exactly a year ago, but has regained that crowning #1 spot with a highly-appreciated compilation. Before Bon Jovi’s release, Kings of Leon dominated the #1 spot on the Euro Albums survey for two weeks with their latest set Come Around Sundown.

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