12 Female Artists to Send Their Debut Single and Album to No. 1 on the Hot 100 and Billboard 200

‘ANIMAL’ KINGDOM: And Ke$ha thought she had reason to party before.

As previously reported, the 22-year-old leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week with her debut smash “TiK ToK,” while her introductory album, “Animal,” roars onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1.

Ke$ha is the first female artist to conquer both surveys with her first entry on each list since Leona Lewis, whose “Bleeding Love” began a four-week reign on the Hot 100 dated April 5, 2008, and “Spirit” opened atop the Billboard 200 three frames later.

How rare an honor is it for a rookie female artist to crown each chart out-of-the-gate? Ke$ha is just the 12th woman to begin with such a two-fold set of chart-toppers in the more than 50-year histories of the Billboard 200 and Hot 100.

Here is a look at the select female artists to send their first chart entries (credited with a lead billing) on each tally to No. 1. Half the members of the exclusive club have joined since 2000:

Artist (Year)
Album, Song

The Singing Nun (1963)
“The Singing Nun,” “Dominique”

Tiffany (1987-88)
“Tiffany,” “I Think We’re Alone Now”

Mariah Carey (1990)
“Mariah Carey,” “Vision of Love”

Lauryn Hill (1998)
“The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” “Doo Wop (That Thing)”

Britney Spears (1999)
“…Baby One More Time,” “…Baby One More Time”

Christina Aguilera (1999)
“Christina Aguilera,” “Genie in a Bottle”

Alicia Keys (2001)
“Songs in A Minor” “Fallin’ ”

Ashanti (2002)
“Ashanti,” “Foolish”

Kelly Clarkson (2002-03)
“Thankful,” “A Moment Like This”

Beyonce (2003)
“Dangerously in Love,” “Crazy in Love”

Leona Lewis (2008)
“Spirit,” “Bleeding Love”

Ke$ha (2010)
“TiK ToK,” “Animal”

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