“WE R WHO WE R” ALSO DEBUTS AT #1 ON THE NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN DIGITAL SONGS CHART IN BOTH THE U.S. AND CANADA
“WE R WHO WE R” IS THE FIRST SINGLE OFF CANNIBAL, KE$HA’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED COMPANION TO HER PLATINUM DEBUT ANIMAL
CONTAINING 8 NEW TRACKS AND A NEW REMIX, CANNIBAL WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR SALE INDIVIDUALLY AS WELL AS BUNDLED WITH ANIMAL IN A SPECIAL DELUXE REPACKAGE CALLED ANIMAL + CANNIBAL ON NOVEMBER 22ND
(New York _ NY) Worldwide pop superstar Ke$ha has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her new single “We R Who We R”. “We R Who We R” also debuts at #1 on the Nielsen SoundScan Digital Songs Chart in both the U.S. and Canada. Ke$ha is the first female artist to have a single debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 since Britney Spears did with “3” in 2009 and the first artist since Eminem’s debut with “Not Afraid” back in May. Only 17 songs have debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 to date and Ke$ha joins the ranks of other superstars such as Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, Britney Spears and Whitney Houston who share the honor. This marks Ke$ha’s 5th Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 single in a row!
“We R Who We R”, which was produced by Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco and Ammo, has been holding down the #1 spot on the iTunes Top 10 list since it went on sale over a week ago, is the first single off Cannibal (RCA Records / Kemosabe Entertainment), the highly anticipated companion to her platinum selling debut album Animal which comes out on November 22nd. Consisting of nearly an album’s worth of new songs, it will be made available for sale separately, as well as bundled with Animal in a special deluxe repackage called Animal + Cannibal.
2010 has been an incredible year for Ke$ha, less than 10 months after the #1 debut of Animal in January 2010, it has been certified platinum and sold over 2 million units worldwide. Ke$ha will be performing at the American Music Awards on November 21st and is nominated for two awards, Artist of The Year and Pop/Rock – Favorite Female Artist.
Earlier this month Ke$ha became the 11th solo female artist to collect at least four Billboard Hot 100 Top 10s from a debut album when her current single “Take It Off” catapulted up the chart. She has sold over 14 million combined tracks and ringtones in the U.S alone to date and 17 million worldwide, including her smash breakthrough single “TiK ToK’ which has sold over 8.5 million combined units. Ke$ha is an international powerhouse, Animal has been certified Gold or Platinum in six markets and is the biggest selling debut album from an international female in 2010 in the UK. Ke$ha, who was just nominated for 2 EMA’s, has sold nearly 4 million tracks outside of the U.S, and nearly 1 million albums.