Congratulations to Canadian Idol, alum, Carly Rae Jespen whose summer smash, “Call Me Maybe” sits atop this week’s Billboard 100!
Carly Rae Jepsen sends her pop culture juggernaut “Call Me Maybe” to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, dethroning Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” featuring Kimbra, after eight weeks at the chart’s summit.
The cut logs a fourth week at No. 1 on Digital Songs with a 4% gain to 296,000 downloads sold in the chart’s tracking week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. With its latest sales frame, it passes the 3-million mark (3.3 million) in downloads sold to date.
With her Hot 100 coronation, Jepsen is the first lead female to top the chart in a debut visit since Ke$ha sent “TiK ToK” to the top for nine weeks beginning the week of Jan. 2, 2010. Before that, Lady Gaga was the last rookie female to conquer the Hot 100 on a first try when “Just Dance,” featuring Colby O’Donis, began a three-week command the week of Jan. 17, 2009.
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