Singer / Songwriter and 2010 global breakout superstar Ke$ha leaps back into the Billboard Top 10 this week. Her debut album Animal (RCA Records / Kemosabe Entertainment) finds itself sitting at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and #2 on the Digital Albums Chart. Animal has scanned 600k units since and has been in the Top 20 albums every week since release in January and this marks its 5th week in the Top 10. Ke$ha has sold over 8.5 million tracks and ringtones in the U.S. alone.
Ke$ha just performed her third single “Your Love Is My Drug” on NBC’s Saturday Night Live on April 17th. “Your Love Is My Drug” is #7 on the Digital Songs chart this week and is rapidly climbing the chart at Top 40 radio.
It was recently announced that Ke$ha will be joining Rihanna as a special guest on her nationwide, 25 city tour, this summer. Last summer Ke$ha played one of her first gigs ever at Lollapalooza where she was the talk of the festival, wowing the crowd with her dynamic performance and her very special surprises. Since then Ke$ha has taken her high energy set to various radio shows nationwide including the z100 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden. Before heading out on tour, Ke$ha will be performing both nights at the Bamboozle festival in early May. Ke$ha has performed on nationwide television programs such as The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Lopez Tonight, American Idol and most recently Saturday Night Live. She will also be performing as part of The Today Show’s Summer Concert Series on August 13th.
Ke$ha released her debut album Animal in January 2010 where it entered at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart as well as the Digital Albums chart. Animal holds the record for the best-ever digital-album sales for a new artist and is the third-biggest digital-album debut by a female. It also marked the biggest first week in SoundScan history for an artist’s debut album released in January.
The New York Times referred to Ke$ha as a “double threat”, Interview Magazine called her “¦the perfect post-modern pop star”, Rolling Stone said that Animal was “Ridiculously catchy…” and People Magazine said “This high octane debut could keep any basement party pumping like Studio 54.”