Kicknote Charts: Week 9

The Kicknote chart-toppers this week were Justin Bieber, Them Crooked Vultures, and Ke$ha.

Justin Bieber is a 15 year-old Canadian pop singer who has a deal with Island Records. His first full-length album just released last week. Bieber has been in the news recently because of a borderline riot at a Canadian mall involving hoards of teenage girl fans. Single to check out: “One Time.”

Them Crooked Vultures is a supergroup consisting of Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), and Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age). Their debut album was just released on Nov 17th. Single to check out: “New Fang.”

Ke$ha is a pop/dance artist out of Los Angeles, making her third appearance in the top 3. She first burst onto the music scene with an appearance in Flo Rida’s “Right Round.” Single to check out: “Tik Tok.”


Kicknote Charts: Week 4

KN_Gold_RecordThe fourth week of Kicknote Charts was another big success. We have some newcomers in the top 3 this week, as well as one repeat winner. The top three artists this week were: When Bears Attack!, Backdrop, and Justin Bieber.

When Bears Attack! is a young screamo band out of Illinois. New on the charts, the band had a very strong showing throughout the week. They only have one song out right now, so single to check out is “If I Had Eyes, Manhattan Could Fly.”

Backdrop made their way onto the charts for the second time this week, coming in as the second place finisher. The three-piece alt/rock/pop band out of Iowa has several shows coming up around Iowa City in the coming weeks, so check out their websites for the dates. Single to check out: “Almost Over.”

And finally, we have the new up-and-coming young artist Justin Bieber. Bieber released his latest single, “One Less Lonely Girl,” last week, which garnered him a lot of attention and helped propel him up the Kicknote Charts. The 15 year-old pop singer has a deal with Island Records, and is set to release his first full-length album in November. Single to check out: “One Time.”

Congratulations to all of our artists. Check back to see who’s topping the charts this week!