debut arrives in stores Sept. 24. (Theo Wargo / Getty Images) Also By Mikael Wood September 12, 2013, 9:00 a.m. When Katy Perry ‘s “Roar” reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this month, it not only ended months of domination by Robin Thicke and such slick soul-man peers as Justin Timberlake , Bruno Mars and Daft Punk. It also set the stage for a resurgence this fall of female pop stars. At the forefront of that charge are Perry, whose album “Prism” is due out Oct. 22, and Lady Gaga, who’s set to release her latest, “Artpop,” on Nov. 11. (“Applause,” the lead single from Lady Gaga’s album, cracked the top 5 last month.) But a feisty crew of other acts looms right behind those titans: On Oct. 8, Miley Cyrus , whose recent performance at MTV’s Video Music Awards actually drew more notice than either Perry’s or Lady Gaga’s, will unleash “Bangerz,” which promises to complete her transition from Disney Channel sweetheart to twerk-happy enfant terrible. And M.I.A., the globe-tripping digital-punk agitator, is to return Nov. 5 with “Matangi,” her follow-up to 2010’s polarizing “Maya.” PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times Slightly lower profile but no less energetic, the Swedish duo Icona Pop known to American listeners for its gleefully profane electro-rave hit “I Love It” has a U.S. debut set to arrive in stores Sept.
Not so for Miley Cyrus , however. The former Hole frontwoman played an intimate Fashion Week gig at New York City’s Dream Downtown hotel on Monday night. Between songs, she offered up praise for the erstwhile Disney starlet’s controversial, booty-popping MTV VMAs performance , but said shewasn’t impressed by the “Roar” hitmaker. “I liked Miley, frankly. I’m gonna be honest, Katy Perry bores the s–t out of me. She’s a nice girl, she just really bores me,” Love was quoted by the New York Post as saying. “You know, that hillbilly Miley Cyrus is sort of punk in a weird sex way.” NEWS: Courtney Love to Amanda Bynes: “Pull it together dude” The 49-year-old punk icon didn’t stop there, giving even more props to the 20-year-old Cyrus for trying to shake things up. “[Katy] bores me. [Miley] was at least kind of punk rock, you know? It was openly sexuallike dark and hillbilly and f—ed up,” Love told the paper after the concert. No word what Perry has to say about that, though judging by her chart success with eight No. 1 hits under her belt compared to Cyrus’ zero, being boring apparently translates into massive music sales. NEWS: Miley Cyrus talks VMAs backlash The widow of late Nirvana star Kurt Cobain, who was performing in honor of One model mogul, Scott Lipps, also used the occasion to bash “Blurred Lines” singer Robin Thicke . “Can someone inform me who Alan Thicke’s son is?” Love told the crowd. “Like what?
Katy Perry holds on to UK number one single with ‘Roar’
‘Roar’ sold another 103,000 copies over the past seven days to remain top of the pile. YouTube Katy Perry in ‘Roar’ music video OneRepublic leap 11 places to two with ‘Counting Stars’, making it their highest-charting single to date. ‘Apologise’ previously reached number three in 2007. Ellie Goulding slips one to three with ‘Burn’ , followed by Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ at four. Drake climbs a spot to five with ‘Hold On We’re Going Home’ . Klangkarussell falls two to six with ‘Sonnentanz (Sun Don’t Shine)’. Lana Del Rey’s Cedric Gervais remix of ‘Summertime Sadness’ is down to seven, while Miley Cyrus drops one to eight with ‘We Can’t Stop’. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis jump 11 places to nine with ‘Same Love’. Lady Gaga dips two to ten with ‘Applause’. WENN Coldplay’s Chris Martin OneRepublic Coldplay achieve this week’s highest new entry at 12 with ‘Atlas’, from the Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack. Example lands one place behind at 13 with his latest single ‘All The Wrong Places’. Manchester DJ Ben Pearce scores his debut Top 40 placing at 25 with ‘What I Might Do’. Lethal Bizzle enters at 29 with ‘Party Right’.