Alexis Jordan Returns to UK Top 10 with “Good Girl”

CHART SPOTLIGHT. 2010 was a great year for Alexis Jordan, and it seems like her career is more successful in the UK than in the US.

Her debut hit “Happiness” peaked at No.3 last November as reported in a WelcheMusic post. Written by the hugely successful Stargate team, the follow-up hit “Good Girl” bows at No.6 on the latest UK singles chart. The track is included on the singer’s eponymous debut.

Alexis Jordan’s breakthrough came in 2006 as she was one of the contestants of the first ever America’s Got Talent.

Her debut album was released in the UK at the end of February and includes “Shout Shout,” a track built on the classic Tears For Fears track.

Cee Lo Green Reaches New Peak with “F**k You”

CHART SPOTLIGHT. Cee Lo Green reaches a new peak on the Hot 100 with “F**k You (Forget You).” The track moves 7-2 as interest resurged following a recent performance at the Grammy Awards with Gwyneth Paltrow and The Muppets. WelcheMusic has previously covered Paltrow’s musical escapades in the movie Country Strong.

“F**k You (Forget You)” became a huge hit internationally in 2010, topping the charts in countries such as the UK and the Netherlands.

The hit even reverses its course on the UK singles chart this week, moving 19-14 in its 21st week. Coincidentally, the Glee Cast/Gwyneth Paltrow version bows at No.31 as well.

In Sweden, the track remains in the Top 40 having peaked at No.6 last October. The cut has been remixed by the likes of 50 Cent and Chiddy Bang.

Being quite offensive in its lyrics, radio was offered the clean version “Forget You” as well. In November, Gwyneth Paltrow performed a version of the track in a Glee episode, hence the Grammy performance. The magazine Time named it Song of the Year 2010.

“F**k You (Forget You)” is included on Cee Lo Green’s third studio album The Lady Killer as the lead single. In December last year, “It’s OK!” became the second single off the set. The track peaked at No.20 in the UK.

Cee Lo Green was one half of the musical collaboration Gnarls Barkley. They released the two albums St. Elsewhere (2006) and The Odd Couple (2008). WelcheMusic still remember their biggest hit to date – the debut hit “Crazy” – which topped the UK singles chart and peaked at No.2 on the Hot 100.

Finally, there are rumors about Cee Lo Green making a cover of “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” for the Russel Brand-and Helen Mirren-starring Arthur re-make.

Lady Gaga Claims Swedish Top Spot

CHART SPOTLIGHT. According to a recent tweet, the next single to be lifted off the Born This Way set by Lady Gaga will be the RedOne production “Judas.” Currently sitting at No.1 in the US, Gaga manages to dethrone Bruno Mars’ “Grenade” in Sweden this week.

“Born This Way” becomes the singer’s third No.1 hit following “Poker Face” and “Bad Romance.” Issued on Feb.11, the track has managed to also reach the top in Australia, Canada, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, Spain, South Korea, Scotland, Netherlands and Belgium.  The track peaked at No.3 in the UK, while only managing to reach No.43 in the Czech Republic. WelcheMusic will follow the Czech chart run.

The track was produced by Gaga, DJ White Shadow and Fernando Garibay. The latter has previously worked with the singer on tracks such as “Dance in the Dark” and the SNL version of  “Paparazzi.” Earlier this year, “Bad Romance”  and The Fame Monster rendered Lady Gaga several Grammies.

Rihanna Goes NBA with Drake

CHART REFLECTION. Rihanna celebrated her 23rd birthday performing at the halftime show at the NBA All-Star Game. According to Billboard, Drake worked “happy birthday” into the lyrics of their massive hit “What’s My Name?”. Rihanna performed several tracks, including “Only Girl” and “Umbrella.”


There were plenty of big names attending the games, and WelcheMusic doesn’t think about the sports men on the court. Beyonce, Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, Diddy, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars and Ne-Yo were there.

The November release Loud has resulted in no less than four hit singles for Rihanna. Her latest hit “S&M” has caused some heavy reactions. Photographer David LaChapelle has accused the singer of plagiarism as the video is said to be heavily inspired by the shoots published in Vogue Italia between 1995-2002. The video has been labeled “inappropriate” by YouTube and BBC Radio 1 has renamed the track “Come On” in a re-edit.

Both “Only Girl” and “What’s My Name?” have become worldwide hits, while the third single – “Raining Men” (featuring Nicki Minaj)  – only charted on the US R&B chart, peaking at No.48 last December.

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