New singles from Enrique, Akon, Flo Rida, and Mann – do you think any have hit potential?

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Happy Wednesday! We have some brand new Akon, Enrique Iglesias, Flo Rida, and Mann in the jukebox now to help get you over the mid-week hump! So read a little about the brand new tracks we’ve got below waiting for you to rate in the HitPredictor jukebox and let us know what you think of their hit potential!

Akon teamed up with Rick Ross on his new single called “Give It To ‘Em.” This track from his upcoming Akonic, is auto-tuned in typical Akon style, but is a return to a more urban sound, largely thanks to Ross’ contribution in a booming verse, which gives the track some meat. Do you think this single has the potential to be a hit for Akon? Does it make you excited to hear more from his upcoming album?

Enrique Iglesias is laying it all out there with his new single “Tonight” featuring Ludacris. This club-ready track has Iglesias telling his chick “Tonight I’m f—ing you.” Needless to say, the vocals are dripping with confidence and with a galloping dance beat and a catchy hook assisted by the vocal stylings of Ludacris this rush-delivery single could be a potential hit – but only YOU can decide! Do you think “Tonight” has hit potential?

Flo Rida has also just released a brand new single “Who Dat Girl” from his upcoming album Only One Flo (Part 1), which features Akon on the appropriately auto-tuned hook. This just may be another club banger for Flo Rida as the track features a strong dance beat as Flo sings about being overtaken by the charms of a beautiful woman while Akon’s hook adds an extra jolt to the double-timed chorus. Do you think this new track has hit potential?

A new rapper joining the big leagues – Mann – has just released a new single “Buzzin,” which is reportedly already blowing up in California. This track has also already caught the attention 50 Cent who has recorded his own remix! This catchy, fun song with an old school kick is reportedly going to be on Mann’s debut album “MANN’s World.” Do you think this track has the potential to get heavy radio airplay across the country? Have a listen and let us know with your vote!

As you check out these new tracks at HitPredictor make sure you take note of any hidden songs you come across, and submit them by 3 p.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 11 for some bonus points!

Hear new music first – HP

Bruno Mars holds strong at No. 1 on Hot 100

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Bruno Mars makes it three consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 with his debut single “Just The Way You Are.”

Hot on his heels is the Far East Movement’s “Like a G6″ which jets up from No. 6 to No. 2 and actually overtakes “Just The Way You Are” on the downloads chart selling 216,000 in the past week compared to Mars’ 178,000.

Billboard reports Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” slips into the No. 3 position, but helps Perry set a record on the Radio Songs chart as it moves into the top spot making Perry the only solo artist to take two of her own tracks to No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart in 2010.

The rest of the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 includes:

  • At No. 4, “Just A Dream,” Nelly
  • At No. 5, “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love,” Usher feat. Pitbull
  • At No. 6, “Dynamite,” Taio Cruz
  • At No. 7, “Love The Way You Lie,” Eminem feat. Rihanna
  • At No. 8, “Only Girl (In The World),” Rihanna
  • At No. 9, “I Like It,” Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull
  • At No. 10, “Club Can’t Handle Me,” Flo Rida feat. David Guetta

Of course now that we are in the thick of Glee season there are a whopping six debut entries from the cast’s Britney Spears-inspired episode, with the peak track being “Toxic” which debuts at No. 16.

Are you listening to any of these tracks in the top 10 right now? Are there any of these you’d like to see disappear from radio?

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Bruno Mars locks in second consecutive week at top of Billboard Hot 100

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Bruno Mars maintains his spot on top of the Billboard Hot 100 for a second straight week with “Just The Way You Are” according to Billboard which reports the news with the best line “Bruno Mars likes things just the way they are atop the Billboard Hot 100…”- ha!

Check out the rest of the Hot 100 top 10:

  • At No. 2, “Teenage Dream,” Katy Perry
  • At No. 3, “Love The Way You Lie,” Eminem feat. Rihanna
  • At No. 4, “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love,” Usher feat. Pitbull
  • At No. 5, “Dynamite,” Taio Cruz
  • At No. 6, “Like a G6,” Far East Movement
  • At No. 7, “Just A Dream,” Nelly
  • At No. 8, “Only Girl (In The World),” Rihanna
  • At No. 9, “I Like It,” Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull
  • At No. 10, “Club Can’t Handle Me,” Flo Rida feat. David Guetta

Making an amazing five debuts this week in the Hot 100 is Glee. Billboard reports that in addition to winning its timeslot on the second-season premiere Sept. 21, the cast has sold a total of 409,000 downloads of the songs made available from the episode.

The Glee version of “Empire State of Mind,” (available to rate NOW at HitPredictor) debuted at No. 21 this week followed closely by “Telephone” at No. 23, “Billionaire” at No. 28, “Listen” at No. 38, and “What I Did For Love” at No. 51.

The Glee Cast’s rendition of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind” is the Hot Shot Debut at No. 21, followed in order by “Telephone” (No. 23), “Billionaire” (No. 28), “Listen” (No. 38) and “What I Did for Love” (No. 51).

We’ve definitely got a nation of Gleeks because the highest non-Glee debut on the Hot 100 this week was Akon’s “Angel” (also available to rate NOW at HitPredictor).

Are you ready for Glee to dominate the charts for a while with new episodes in the chute for the next several months? Do you think it will continue to be wildly popular?

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Bruno Mars salvages rough start to the week with No. 1 spot on Hot 100

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Despite the rough start to the week with an arrest on drug charges in Las Vegas, Bruno Mars has something to be very proud of and that’s his hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Just the Way You Are.”

Billboard reports he is only the third male artist to take his first charting single to No. 1 on the chart this year, and held off a strong push from Rihanna’s “Only Girl (In the World)” which shot from No. 75 to No. 3 this week, and debuted at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart after recording 249,000 first-week downloads! The other two artists to hit No. 1 this year with their solo debut were Taio Cruz with “Break Your Heart” and B.o.B’s “Nothin’ On You” (feat. Mars!).

Other tracks in the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 include:

  • At No. 2, “Love The Way You Lie,” Eminem feat. Rihanna
  • At No. 3, “Only Girl (In the World),” Rihanna
  • At No. 4, “Teenage Dream,” Katy Perry
  • At No. 5, “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love,” Usher
  • At No. 6, “Dynamite,” Taio Cruz
  • At No. 7, “I Like It,” Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull
  • At No. 8, “Just A Dream,” Nelly
  • At No. 9, “Club Can’t Handle Me,” Flo Rida feat. David Guetta
  • At No. 10, “Like a G6,” Far East Movement

Which of these tracks is your favorite right now? Anything at the top of your playlist?

Hear new music first – HP

Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” continues to top Billboard Hot 100

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Katy Perry has maintained her position at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as “Teenage Dream” airplay continues to grow, despite a slight drop in downloads according to Nielsen SoundScan.

However, she may be in trouble next week as Billboard reports Bruno Mars’ debut solo single “Just the Way You Are” is this week’s top Digital Gainer and the top Airplay Gainer. This track checks in at No. 3, but with its big gains this week, it is now in a prime position to contend for the top spot.

The rest of the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 includes:

  • At No. 2, “Love The Way You Lie,” Eminem feat. Rihanna
  • At No. 3, “Just the Way You Are,” Bruno Mars
  • At No. 4, “Dynamite,” Taio Cruz
  • At No. 5, “I Like It,” Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull
  • At No. 6, “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love,” Usher feat. Pitbull
  • At No. 7, “Just a Dream,” Nelly
  • At No. 8, “Take It Off,” Ke$ha
  • At No. 9, “Club Can’t Handle Me,” Flo Rida feat. David Guetta
  • At No. 10, “Mine,” Taylor Swift

Are you a die-hard fan of any of these songs? If so, which ones? Or, are some of them starting to get on your nerves?

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Katy Perry scores back-to-back No. 1s on the Hot 100

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Katy Perry is back on top on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Teenage Dream,” posting back-to-back No. 1’s on the chart! Perry’s previous single “California Gurls” spent six weeks at No. 1 earlier this summer.

Billboard reports that the last female artist to do so was Lady Gaga with “Just Dance” and “Poker Face” in the first half of 2009.

The rest of the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 includes:

  • At No. 2, “Love The Way You Lie,” Eminem feat. Rihanna
  • At No. 3, “Dynamite,” Taio Cruz
  • At No. 4, “Just the Way You Are,” Bruno Mars
  • At No. 5, “I Like It,” Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull
  • At No. 6, “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love,” Usher feat. Pitbull
  • At No. 7, “Mine,” Taylor Swift
  • At No. 8, “Take It Off,” Ke$ha
  • At No. 9, “F**k You (Forget You)” Cee Lo Green
  • At No. 10, “California Gurls,” Katy Perry

Are you listening to any of these songs right now? Or, are any of these songs really starting to wear on you (i.e. radio overkill??)

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Eminem doesn’t budge from Hot 100

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Eminem retains his stranglehold on the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week with his hit featuring Rihanna “Love The Way You Lie.” But this run can’t last forever…

Billboard reports that the greatest threat to “Love the Way You Lie” is Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” which this week won both the Airplay and Digital Gainer awards on the chart.

Do you think she will overtake Eminem on the Hot 100 next week after beating him out on the Billboard 200 this week?

The rest of the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 includes:

  • At No. 3, “Dynamite,” Taio Cruz
  • At No. 4, “I Like It,” Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull
  • At No. 5, “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love,” Usher feat. Pitbull
  • At No. 6, “Just The Way You Are,” Bruno Mars
  • At No. 7, “California Gurls,” Katy Perry
  • At No. 8, “Cooler Than Me,” Mike Posner
  • At No. 9, “Mine,” Taylor Swift
  • At No. 10. “Take it Off,” Ke$ha

Are any of these songs on your iPod right now?

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Eminem notches sixth week atop Hot 100

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Eminem has held on to another No. 1 week atop the Billboard Hot 100 as “Love The Way You Lie” feat. Rihanna continues to increase its airplay, with Billboard reporting a new high of 154.6 million listener impressions thanks in large part to the track now getting spins on R&B stations.

Lil Wayne had a big debut this week on the Hot 100 – despite being behind bars – as his new single “Right Above It” feat. Drake comes in at No. 6. Interestingly enough, Billboard reports that this song is the rappers first chart-topper (No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart) and best sales week on the Digital chart (225,000 downloads), and his highest debuting single as a lead artist on the Hot 100. So, maybe his time at Rikers isn’t so bad for his career after all?

The rest of the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 includes:

  • At No. 2, “Dynamite,” Taio Cruz
  • At No. 3, “Teenage Dream,” Katy Perry
  • At No. 4, “I Like It,” Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull
  • At No. 5, “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love,” Usher feat. Pitbull
  • At No. 6, “Right Above It,” Lil Wayne feat. Drake
  • At No. 7, “Cooler Than Me,” Mike Posner
  • At No. 8, “California Gurls,” Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
  • At No. 9, “Just The Way You Are,” Bruno Mars
  • At No. 10, “Magic,” B.o.B feat. Rivers Cuomo

Are any of these songs on your most active playlist right now? If so, which ones are you rocking out to, and which ones do you wish you would never hear again??

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Eminem continues to hold onto No. 1 on Hot 100

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Eminem is the king of the charts again this week after re-securing the Billboard 200 and continuing to hold on at No. 1 on the Hot 100 with “Love The Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna, for the fifth straight week.

Katy Perry also hit a milestone this week, according to Billboard, as she became the 10th solo female in the Hot 100’s 52-year history to concurrently record two titles in the top five as the lead artist. This week “California Gurls” comes in at No. 3 on the chart, and “Teenage Dream” squeaks in at No. 5. Her newest track “Circle the Drain” – which many of you rated this week at HitPredictor – came in at No. 58 – do you think it will chart much higher?

The rest of the Hot 100 top 10 includes:

  • At No. 2, “Dynamite,” Taio Cruz
  • At No. 3, “California Gurls,” Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
  • At No. 4, “I Like It,” Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull
  • At No. 5, “Teenage Dream,” Katy Perry
  • At No. 6, “Cooler Than Me,” Mike Posner
  • At No. 7, “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love,” Usher feat. Pitbull
  • At No. 8, “Mine,” Taylor Swift
  • At No. 9, “Airplanes,” B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams
  • At No. 10, “Ridin’ Solo,” Jason Derulo

Do you have any of these songs on your favorite playlist right now?

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Eminem retains No. 1 position on Hot 100

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Taylor Swift comes out swinging with her new single “Mine” but it wasn’t quite enough to dethrone Eminem’s “Love The Way You Lie,” from the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

Billboard reports the country star’s new single came in at No. 3 in its debut week, making Swift only the second female artist in the history of the Hot 100 to debut multiple tracks in the top 5 during the calendar year. Swift’s “Today Was a Fairytale,” debuted at No. 2 on the Hot 100 chart dated Feb. 6. The only other female artist to have done so is Mariah Carey who at two tracks “Fantasy,” and “One Sweet Day,” open at No. 1 in 1995.

The rest of the Hot 100 top 10 includes:

  • At No. 2, “Dynamite,” Taio Cruz
  • At No. 3, “Mine,” Taylor Swift
  • At No. 4, “California Gurls,” Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
  • At No. 5, “I Like It,” Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull
  • At No. 6, “Airplanes,” B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams
  • At No. 7, “Coller Than Me,” Mike Posner
  • At No. 8, “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love,” Usher feat. Pitbull
  • At No. 9, “Teenage Dream,” Katy Perry
  • At No. 10, “Ridin’ Solo,” Jason Derulo

Do you have any of these songs on repeat this week? If not, what singles have you been listening to?

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Eminem holds on to No. 1 on Hot 100 for third straight week

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Eminem’s “Love The Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna is still at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for the third straight week. According to Billboard.com, the song has also again claimed the Airplay Gainer Trophy (for a fifth straight week), and is on the heels of Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” on the Radio Songs chart, which it will likely overtake next week.

But don’t feel too bad for Perry, Billboard reports her hit “California Gurls” is still at No. 2 on the Hot 100 and has a partner in the top 10 as her second single from her new album “Teenage Dream” screams in to No. 7 on the chart.

The rest of the Billboard 100 top 10 includes:

  • At No. 3, “Dynamite,” Taio Cruz
  • At No. 4, “Airplanes,” B.o.B feat. Hayley Williams
  • At No. 5, “I Like It,” Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull
  • At No. 6, “Cooler Than Me,” Mike Posner
  • At No. 7, “Teenage Dream,” Katy Perry
  • At No. 8, “Billionaire,” Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars
  • At No. 9, “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love,” Usher feat. Pitbull
  • At No. 10, “OMG,” Usher feat. will.i.am

Do you have any of these tracks on heavy rotation? Or, are there any of these you are just totally OVER hearing on the radio?

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Eminem maintains No. 1 spot on Hot 100, sets new record

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Eminem has recorded another big week as not only does Recovery hold the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, but his single “Love The Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna maintains its peak at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second straight week.

Billboard reports “Love The Way You Lie” earned the chart’s Airplay Gainer award for its fourth straight week, pushing it to No. 5 on Hot 100 Airplay, and holding on to the No. 1 standing on Digital Songs for a fifth week ever widening its points lead over Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” which it successfully bumped to No. 2 last week.

Billboard reports that Eminem is the first artist in the “digital age” to concurrently hold the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 and the Hot Digital Songs for five straight weeks.

The rest of the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 includes:

  • At No. 2, “California Gurls,” Katy Perry
  • At No. 3, “Dynamite,” Taio Cruz
  • At No. 4, “Airplanes,” B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams
  • At No. 5, “Billionaire,” Travie McCoy featuring Bruno Mars
  • At No. 6, “I Like It,” Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull
  • At No. 7, “Cooler Than Me,” Mike Posner
  • At No. 8, “OMG,” Usher featuring will.i.am
  • At No. 9, “Find Your Love,” Drake
  • At No. 10, “Ridin’ Solo,” Jason Derulo

Of interest is Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” which came in at No. 20 in its first week of availability – are you a fan of this new song?  Another new entry on the chart is Bruno Mars’ first solo single “Just The Way You Are,” a song several members have tipped off as having great potential, so definitely one we’re looking to get in the jukebox soon!

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New music from Usher, David Archuleta, Enrique Iglesias & Reba McEntire available to rate now!

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We had SO many outstanding nominations for the hidden song contest this week, that we wanted to thank all of you by giving you even more brand new music to check out over the weekend! And, as a special thanks to those members that nominated these songs, you will also receive a 25-point reward in your HitPredictor account!

Enrique Iglesias feat. Usher “Dirty Dancer” is undoubtedly one of the hottest tracks off Iglesias’ debut billingual album, Euphoria. Iglesias said he and Usher talked about working together for quite some time and said: “The minute he laid vocals on it [Dirty Dancer], I remember … thinking wow, he just gave it that magical touch.” Do you agree that this track has a magical touch? Check it out now at HitPredictor and let us know what you think!

Usher feat. Pitbull, “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love” is the lead single off Usher’s recently announced Versus album that is scheduled to drop next month (full report here). The album is being billed as both the sequel and final chapter to his March release of Raymond v. Raymond. The lead single, produced by Max Martin, features rapper Pitbull and has the potential to be a hot new dance hit we think – do you agree? Let us know by voting!

Reba McEntire “Turn On The Radio” is the first single from the country star’s upcoming 26th(!) studio album, expected to drop this fall. The first single certainly doesn’t have the 55-year-old singer and actress acting her age as she sings about a two-timer doing her wrong with the DJ being the only way he’ll ever hear from her again! Does this single make you anxious for more from the country legend?

David Archuleta “Something ‘Bout Love” is a new single from the highly-anticipated sophomore album of the former American Idol contestant, and has a distinctly different sound than his 2008 self-titled debut album, as it mixes his usual pop sound with a dance vibe. His not-yet-titled album is slated to be released this fall. Does this track have you hoping the release date will be pushed forward?

Let us know what you think of these new releases – many could be very telling of the albums that are still scheduled to drop.

And thank you to HitPredictor members dsm112, HannahMichelle8, xvintagehearts, and MusicGirl84 for putting these songs up for consideration in the hidden song contest! They were just too good not to brag about :)

Hear new music first – HP

Katy Perry holds top spot on Hot 100 for sixth straight week

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Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” featuring Snoop Dogg continues to hold No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for its sixth straight week.

However, Billboard predicts it may be Perry’s last week on top since Eminem’s “Love The Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna, this week’s No. 2 on the Hot 100, is also the chart’s Airplay Gainer for a second straight week, which puts it in line to take over the top spot next week.

The rest of the Hot 100 Top 10 includes:

  • At No. 3, “Airplanes,” B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams
  • At No. 4, “OMG” Usher featuring will.i.am
  • At No. 5, “Billionaire,” Travie McCoy featuring Bruno Mars
  • At No. 6, “Dynamite,” Taio Cruz
  • At No. 7, “Cooler Than Me,” Mike Posner
  • At No. 8, “I Like It,” Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull
  • At No. 9, “Find Your Love,” Drake
  • At No. 10, “Ridin'” Jason DeRulo

Which of these songs have you been listening to on repeat this week?

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Eminem extends his run to three weeks atop Billboard 200

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Eminem makes it three weeks running with Recovery continuing to dominate the Billboard 200 after moving 229,000 units according to Nielsen SoundScan. Billboard reports that the last album to do so was Sade’s Soldier of Love, which also had a three-week run on top in March.

Drake’s Thank Me Later spends its third consecutive week at No. 2, selling 74,000 copies this week. Perhaps it was just unfortunate timing to drop just a week before Eminem’s latest, as it has not been able to surpass the Detroit rappers sales, but is nonetheless putting up big numbers.

The rest of the Billboard 200 top 10 include:

  • At No. 3, Sir Lucious Left Foot…The Son of Chico Dusty, Big Boi, 62,000
  • At No. 4, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, soundtrack, 45,000
  • At No. 5, My World 2.0, Justin Bieber, 43,000
  • At No. 6, Now That’s What I Call Music Vol. 34, compilation, 33,000
  • At No. 7, To The Sea, Jack Johnson, 30,000
  • At No. 8, The Fame, Lady Gaga, 29,000
  • At No. 9, Need You Now, Lady Antebellum, 28,000
  • At No. 10, Euphoria, Enrique Iglesias, 27,000

Among notable debuts onto the chart this week was Kylie Minogue’s Aphrodite, which sold 18,000 copies in its first week. Billboard reports that figure more than triples what her last studio album started with when it debuted (and peaked) in 2008 with 6,000. Bret Michaels also released his third solo full-length studio album Custom Built last week, which Billboard reports is his highest charting solo effort on the Billboard 200, coming in at 22,000 units.

Did you buy any of these albums last week?

Hear new music first – HP