Global pop singer/songwriter Ke$ha is back at the top of the charts. Her 3rd single “Your Love Is My Drug”, which she co-wrote, claims the #1 position at both Top 40 airplay monitors this week. This is Ke$ha’s second #1 single and third Top 10 single. Ke$ha’s debut album Animal (RCA Records / Kemosabe Entertainment) also returns to the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 with 20,540 albums sold this week.
Last month Ke$ha, a Nashville native, announced she is organizing and headlining a benefit concert on June 16th for Nashville’s flood victims. 100% of profits will go to Hands On Nashville’s flood relief efforts. The benefit will be held at Limelight in Nashville, which is located at 201 Woodland Street. Tickets are currently on sale and are available starting at $30 at http://bit.ly/Kesha4Nashville.
Ke$ha, who hits the road with Rihanna for a nationwide tour starting July 2nd and will be performing as part of NBC’s Today Show summer concert series on August 13th, 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 has scanned 750k units and has been in the Top 20 albums every week since release in January. Ke$ha has sold over 10 million tracks and ringtones in the U.S. alone.
The New York Times referred to Ke$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.”