CHART SPOTLIGHT. Thankfully, r&b singer Sean Kingston is expected to recover within weeks. A severe jet ski accident sent him to hospital earlier this week, where he is still recovering. According to New York Daily News, Kingston is awake in hospital, communicating with hand signals and facial guests. Swedish news daily Aftonbladet also highlights Justin Bieber’s support for the singer.
Née Kisean Anderson in 1990, the 21-year old Jamaican-American singer got his breakthrough in 2007 when he was signed by Tommy Rotem. He had discovered Sean Kingston on MySpace.
The 2007 debut single “Beautiful Girls” is built on the “Stand by Me” bass line and topped both the UK and US singles chart. It made No.2 in Sweden as well. He returned to the top ten back in 2009 with the help of the Swedish Lady Gaga producer RedOne. “Fire Burning” reached No.5 in the US, peaking at No.12 in the UK.
WelcheMusic hopes for a speedy recovery!
CHART SPOTLIGHT. According to the leading Swedish news daily Aftonbladet, the song coach Kishti Tomita rescues Russia from fiasco in the Eurovision Song Contest.
The 23 year-old Alexey Vorobyov or Sparrow is a well-known movie star and artist in his native Russia. To WelcheMusic readers, he’s best known for being a potent threat to our own Eric Saade.
As, we’ve previously reported that the Vorobyov entry is written and produced by RedOne of Lady Gaga fame.
Alexey Vorobyov’s Team Nervous
Kishti Tomita, a previous juror on Idol in Sweden, will replace the backing singer Britta Bergström who unfortunately got urgent back pains only days before the contest. Kishti Tomita quickly needed to learn the routine and was able to attend rehearsals yesterday. Referred internally as “the heroine,” Kishti might well be the reason for Russia making the finals tomorrow evening.
The blog Music is the Door to the Soul refers to Vorobyov as the “Russian counterpart to Justin Bieber,” adding that his vocal abilities are far from impressive. Oikotimes published an interview with the Russian ESC star earlier this year.
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CHART SPOTLIGHT. Jennifer Lopez manages to steal back the No.1 spot from Eric Saade as “On the Floor” returns to the top for a second non-consecutive week. Saade drops out of the top ten falling 1-12 (!).
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Rihanna beats the original No.7 peak for “S&M” with the remix version featuring Britney Spears. The renewed interest propels the track from 8-3 in its 22nd week. Spears’ own hit “Till the World Ends” vaults 9-4, its best position to date. The single bowed at No.23 five weeks ago, only to fall to No.38 the following week. It broke into the top ten last week and could very well become a lengthy chart hit.
The UK No.1 hit “Party Rock Anthem” by LFMAO breaks into the top ten, climbing 11-6. This week, Snoop Dogg and David Guetta also is new to the top ten with “Sweat.”
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As WelcheMusic previously reported, Romanian vocalist Alexandra Stan is also making progress as “Mr. Saxobeat” vaults 49-14. The highest new entry comes from Lady Gaga’s “Judas,” which bows at No.19. The track also debuted at No.15 in the UK on Sunday.
2010 CHART REWIND. Time flies and exactly one year ago, English indie pop band Scouting for Girls ruled the radio in its native country with “This Ain’t a Love Song.” It was the first single off the sophomore album Everybody Wants to Be on TV, which was followed by another three – “Famous,” “Don’t Want to Leave You” and “Take a Chance.”
“This Ain’t a Love Song” made its initial debut on the singles chart in early April 2010. It topped both /the sales and radio airplay chart in the UK, charting across Europe and Australia/New Zealand. Their eponymous debut was released in 2007 and included no less than seven singles. The biggest hit was “She’s So Lovely” which peaked at No.2.
A year ago, Scouting for Girls fended off competition from Cheryl Cole’s “Parachute” which climbed 3-2 on that week’s airplay chart. The group succeeded Lady Gaga and Beyoncé’s “Telephone” as the UK No.1.
The group is yet to chart in Sweden.