New Britney Spears remix breaks into Billboard top ten

By PUNCH LIWANAG
May 7, 2011, 9:28am
Britney Spears in "Till The World Ends"
Britney Spears in "Till The World Ends"

MANILA, Philippines – Britney Spears bounced back into the Billboard singles top ten this week with a star-studded remix of her latest single “Till The World Ends.” Spears’ return to the top ten has been facilitated by Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha, who are both featured on the new remix. “Till The World Ends” jumps from number 11 to three in the Hot 100 and the interest for Britney’s new song drove 236,000 downloads of the remixed single for a likewise respectable number three position on the Digital Songs chart.

Despite the buzz about Britney though, this week’s top spot remain in Katy Perry’s control as “E.T.,” featuring Kanye West, scores its fifth non-consecutive week atop the Hot 100 Charts. Perry likewise lords it over the Digital Songs chart with a whopping 300,000 downloads for a sixth straight week at number one.

Meanwhile, British singer-songwriter Adele retains her previous week’s position as “Rolling In The Deep” holds on to number two. Adele similarly holds the number two spot, just behind Katy Perry, on the Digital Songs chart by moving a little less than 300,000 units of “Rolling In The Deep.”

This slim margin in the digital downloads chart (estimated around 500 downloads) between “E.T.” and “Rolling In The Deep” marks the tightest race on the Digital Songs chart since Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and Eminem’s “When I’m Gone” each sold approximately around 41,000 in December 2005. 

Elsewhere in the Hot 100, The Black Eyed Peas stepped down a rung on the charts ladder as “Just Can’t Get Enough” lands at number four this week.

Bruno Mars, meanwhile, gains some precious chart space as his latest single, “Lazy Song,” climbs up a notch to number five. Rihanna, in the meantime, slipped down two notches from four to number six with “S&M.”

Retaining her lucky seven spot is actress, singer and current "American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez with “On The Floor” featuring Pitbull. Party girl Ke$ha improves from number nine to eight with “Blow,” while newcomer Jeremih slides down from number five to nine with “Down On Me” featuring 50 Cent.

Closing this week’s rundown of the top ten singles is Chris Brown, who slips down two notches to number ten with “Look At Me Now” featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes.

In the album charts, Adele is still number one at the Billboard 200 charts, moving 124,000 units of “21” to retain the top spot for the sixth non-consecutive week. 

Here’s the US singles and album charts at a glance:

Billboard Hot 100:
1. “E.T.” – Katy Perry featuring Kanye West
2. “Rolling In The Deep” - Adele
3. “Till The World Ends” – Britney Spears featuring Nicki Minaj & Ke$ha
4. “Just Can’t Get Enough” – The Black Eyed Peas
5. “The Lazy Song” – Bruno Mars
6. “S&M” - Rihanna
7. “On The Floor” – Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull
8. “Blow” – Ke$ha
9. “Down On Me” - Jeremih feat 50 Cent
10. “Look At Me Now” – Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes

Billboard 200 Top Ten Albums:

1. “21” - Adele
2. “Wasting Light” – Foo Fighters
3. “Sigh No More” – Mumford & Sons
4. “Femme Fatale” – Britney Spears
5. “Lemonade Mouth” - Soundtrack
6. “F.A.M.E.” – Chris Brown
7. “Glee, The Music Presents: The Warblers” – Soundtrack
8.  “Teenage Dream” – Katy Perry
9. “Rolling Papers” – Wiz Khalifa
10. “So Beautiful Or So What” – Paul Simon

AttachmentSize
Britney Spears in "Till The World Ends"37.23 KB

Comments