These are the hottest 10 pop songs of the week as determined by About Top 40. This chart is compiled consulting data from various music industry charts and sources. It is intended to indicate the hottest rising hits. Recordings that have reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart are disqualified from this chart.
"Good Feeling" is a top 10 pop hit for Flo Rida in at least 10 different countries around the world. He has become one of the most successful rappers on the pop singles chart. Flo Rida's real name is Tramar Dillard. He won a People's Choice Award in 2009 for Favorite Hip Hop Song "Low."
Coldplay's "Paradise" was used for the soundtrack to a widely distributed compilation of scenes from the St. Louis Cardinal's baseball world series victory. "Paradise" is a #1 hit at the AAA, or adult alternative, radio format. It is a top 10 hit for Coldplay on both the alternative and rock songs charts.
Bruno Mars' debut album Doo-Wops and Hooligans has been a #1 hit and certified platinum in countries around the world. The singles "Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade" were massive #1 hits around the world and "The Lazy Song" followed them to #1 in Denmark and the UK.
T-Pain has five top 10 pop hits in the US as lead artist. His song "Buy You a Drank (Shawty Snappin')" went all the way to #1 in 2007. It was featured on the album Epiphany which topped the album chart. T-Pain has also appeared as featured artist on nine other top 10 pop hits.
Nicki Minaj released her first mixtape Playtime Is Over in 2007. Following two more well received mixtapes, she was signed to Young Money, a division of the Cash Money rap-oriented label. Nicki Minaj has appeared as featured artist on a phenomenal 17 songs that have reached the Billboard Hot 100 in the last two years.
Katy Perry first hit the Billboard Hot 100 with the #1 pop smash "I Kissed a Girl" in 2008. Since then she has placed seven more singles in the top 10 and five of those have gone all the way to #1. Katy Perry's two albums are both top 10 hits with Teenage Dream, the most recent, hitting #1.
"It Girl" has been another major international success for Jason Derulo. The song has gone to the pop top 10 in the UK, Australia, and a number of continental European countries. His album Future History has also gained international success reaching the top 10 in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Jason Derulo plans a UK tour in February 2012 in support of the album.