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Why Stars Flopped in 2010 Part 1/4

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Although 2010 was filled with many great successes including Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, and Drake the year was also filled with some major flops. I mean, Did anyone now Christina Aguilera released an album in 2010? So at a point in the industry when you are only as popular as your latest hit the only underlying question is why? Looking back T.I., the Black Eyed Peas, Ciara, and Ne-Yo were some of the biggest stars in the industry, but 2010 failed for all of them, so we at thatLOUD are seeing why stars flop.

Part 1/4: Lack of a Hit Single
The Black Eyed Peas started 2010 as the industry’s biggest band. After releasing their increibly successful The E.N.D. in 2009, an album that spawned 5 Top 10 hits the band released their follow-up this November entitled The Beginning (lol, right). Unfortunately, although the albums fared similarly in titles they did not in critical and commercial performance. When E.N.D. spent two weeks at #1 Beginning peaked at #6.
Why?
The week E.N.D. was released the Band’s song Boom Boom Pow reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, not long after that I Gotta Feeling would reach the chart’s pinnacle and in March 2010 the Pea’s song Imma Bee topped the chart.
Beginning on the other hand only produced The Time which reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, but the song is terrible. It represents their album very poorly, and many have called it the worst on the album.
This case is not unique to the Peas. Lee DeWyze, Christina Aguilera, and Ciara also failed to produce a hit single that attracted consumers to purchase their album. It is vital that an album consistently produces quality singles for the album to sell.

Next Up: Part 2/4: Likeabilty

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Katy Perry is on Fire!

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The biggest star on the planet Katy Perry earned yet another No. 1 single this week on Billboard’s Top Pop Songs. Her song Firework is the diva’s fifth No. 1 on the chart, her first was Hot N Cold back in 2008.
Also on the chart is the Black Eyed Peas’ The Time which enters the Top 10 at No. 10. The song is the bands 10th Top 10 entry on the chart.
Congrats!


Rihanna and Don Omer own the Social 50 Chart

In the “Social 50” chart in Billboard Magazine released 4 weeks ago today there have only been two #1 Artists. The chart which measures YouTube views, Facebook likes, Twitter followers, MySpace friends, and Blogs (like this one) has only seen the Black Eyed Peas and Rihanna reach the top spot. Rihanna returns to number 1 for a second non-consecutive week.

Latin singer Don Omer jumps 17 spots to #2 after the success of his song “Danza Kuduro” his MySpace Music page views and MySpace plays were up in triple-digit percentage changes.

Justin Beiber, Eminem, the Black Eyed Peas, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga are also in the top 10.

What Do You Think? Is the chart accurate?

More importantly, who still uses MySpace?