Susan Boyle had a good run at the top of the Billboard albums chart for six weeks, but [article id="1629602"]Ke$ha stole the top spot[/article] this week with her debut album, Animal, selling 152,000 copies.
The singer — whose single "Tik Tok" and [article id="1629566"]party-animal persona[/article] have helped her garner a devoted fanbase — said she might have found her party pal in Boyle, hinting at some good-natured chart competition.
"YO MTV!!! I gotta say ... Susan Boyle knows how to party," the [article id="1629370"]MTV News Pop Week rookie[/article] wrote in an exclusive statement. "She partied at the top of the charts for 6 weeks now, but, THIS morning, thanks to all my fans, I TRULYYYY woke up feeling like P. Diddy with a #1 album!!!!!"
Ke$ha, who worked on the album with super-producers Max Martin and Dr. Luke and 3OH!3 and even hit the studio with Diddy himself, added: "Hollerrr!! I want to thank everyone who bought a copy of Animal, and I can't wait to see you on the road!!!! WOW!"
When she spoke to MTV News about the album late last year, [article id="1629024"]Ke$ha hoped fans would relate to her music[/article] thanks to its "genuine sound and subject matter."
"I'm excited about it, because it kind of accurately documents my life over the past four years," she said. "And I think any girl, and hopefully guys too, can relate to the record. I talk about pretty much anything — you name it. ... I think that throughout the album, what I'm really proud of — I think every song you can tell it's me. It's all really honest — almost to a fault — and really genuine."