Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Ke$ha in Toronto -
January 2010
Billboard Magazine has released their 2010 Year-End Charts and who came out on-top, you ask? Well, you might actually be a bit surprised to know that Nashville native Ke$ha actually came on-top on the Year-End Hot 100 Songs Chart with smash hit TiK-ToK.  The distiction is determined  by Airplay and Audience Impressions tracked by Nielsen BDS.  Ke$ha's strong performance on the Hot 100 Chart effectively helped make the outspoken singer Billboard's Top New Artist of 2010 also, beating out Canada's Justin Bieber who placed second. 

British Chanteuse Susan Boyle, despite not having much of a radio presence, managed to come out on-top on the Year-End Billboard Hot 200 Album Chart with her debut album I Dreamed a Dream, released late 2009.

Lady Gaga in Toronto - July 2010
Lady Gaga, who is currently prepping the premiere of her new single Born This Way on New Year's Eve from her upcoming third Disc of the same name, was given top honour of Billboard's Top Artist of 2010 based on overall Nielsen Soundscan and Hot 100 Chart performance tallies.  Gaga beat out the likes of Taylor Swift and Eminem, who placed second and third respectively.  Based on her three number one hits in 2010, I would've pegged Katy Perry on-top but in actuality, she landed in eleventh.  Does that seem right to you?

For a complete list of Billboard's 2010 Year-End Charts, click here.

(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)

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