Crashing into the number one spot in this year's Last.fm countdown - and stealing the crown from 2009's winner Lady Gaga - is 23-year-old Ke$ha. She's proved practically untouchable in the race to the top, clocking up a quite astonishing 15.9 million scrobbles over the year.
Like second-placed artists Mumford & Sons, Ke$ha's rise to fame has been rapid since the release of her bubbly electro hit 'TiK ToK' last year. That track remains her most popular with you, standing at nearly 5.4 million scrobbles, way ahead of her next most scrobbled track, 'Your Love is My Drug', which picked up 2.1 million.
With the release of her album Animal this January, Ke$ha scored a string of hit singles including 'Blah Blah Blah', featuring 3OH!3, 'Dirty Picture' with British R&B star Taio Cruz, and drunken slur-along 'Take It Off'. Drawing 900,000 listeners throughout the year, Ke$ha's cartoon pop received mixed reviews from critics, with some comparing her to French electro star Uffie while others simply branded her 'obnoxious'.
Regardless, Ke$ha bounded ahead, attracting fans around the world and taking on a support slot for Rihanna's Last Girl on Earth tour. The next single, 'We R Who We R', is included on the recently re-released version of Animal, called Cannibal.
Artist listening trend For the year (Oct ’09 — ’10)
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There were 15,915,151 Ke$ha tracks scrobbled this year.
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Events from the year (Oct ’09 — ’10)
1,895 people on Last.fm saw Ke$ha in 2010, at 87 gigs, in 13 countries
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