Ke$ha Song Pulled From Radio Stations Following Newtown Tragedy

Dec 18 2012, 4:48pm CST | by

Ke$ha Song Pulled From Radio Stations Following Newtown Tragedy
Photo Credit: TV Guide

Ke$ha | Photo Credits: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Ke$ha's latest single has been pulled from many radio stations in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, TMZ reports. "Die Young" ranked third on radio playlists last Friday (when the shooting occurred) and reached approximately 167 million listeners across the country, according to Mediabase, which follows radio airplay.

Photos: Everybody's posing nude! Check out Rihanna and other stars who've bared all

However, as it fell off some stations' playlists, the song lost 19 million listeners, dropping to 148 million listeners on Monday. One music expert who spoke to TMZ likened the dramatic drop to that suffered by the Dixie Chicks in 2003 when they were banned from country radio after slamming President George W. Bush.

Ke$ha, 25, did not address radio play for "Die Young," but encouraged her Twitter followers to donate to help those affected by the elementary school tragedy. "It's beyond words what has happened. Help families affected by the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary by donating here," she wrote, linking to a fund started by band OneRepublic.

View original Ke$ha Song Pulled From Radio Stations Following Newtown Tragedy at TVGuide.com

Related Articles on TVGuide.com

Other Links From TVGuide.com

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Helen Slater, Dean Can, and Calista Flockhart to boost Supergirl on CBS
Helen Slater, Dean Can, and Calista Flockhart to Boost Supergirl on CBS
CBS and DC reveal that Helen Slater and Dean Cain will appear this fall on "Supergirl" as Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) battles Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) and Hank Henshaw (David Harewood). And who is Supergirl's mom?
 
 
Star Trek&#039;s Renaissance Man Leonard Nimoy, dead at 83
Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Renaissance Man, Dead at 83
Leonard Nimoy passed away on February 27, 2015, at the age of 83 as the world mourns the loss of a beloved entertainer.
 
 
Victoria&#039;s Secret Fashion Show 2014 Facts
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014 Facts
Everything you need to know about the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014.
 
 
The Best Photos of All Victoria&#039;s Secret Fashion Show 2014 Models
The Best Photos of All Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014 Models
The sexiest runway show took place in London on Dec. 2. The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014 was for the first time in Europe. The show will air on CBS December 9. See already now the hottest photos of all 45 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014 models.