If anybody needed anymore evidence that Beyonce’s new single “Run the World (Girls)” is a certified flop in the making, then this is it: Kelly Rowland’s latest tune “Motivation” featuring Lil’ Wayne has now passed the ‘Queen Bey’ on iTunes.
As of right now, “Motivation” is No. 41 on the iTunes top 100, while Beyonce’s “Girls” continues to steadily slide down the chart, sitting at No. 43 after only a week of release.
Both singles have shunned dance-pop in favor of urban beats, but it’s Kelly’s song that seems to be picking up the most. “Motivation” has turned into a surprise hit for the former Destiny’s Child backup singer, who previously hadn’t entered the Hot 100 since 2007′s “Like This”. “Motivation” is currently No. 54 on the Hot 100 after just two weeks, and it’s rising rapidly at urban radio, sitting at No. 10 on the Mediabase Urban Airplay Chart. With the song’s increasing success at radio and on iTunes, it shouldn’t be much longer until its climbs even higher on the Billboard charts.
Funnily enough, “Motivation” has an official remix out by Diplo, whose Major Lazer song “Pon De Floor” was used to create the instrumental to Beyonce’s “Girls”. Even funnier is the fact that Diplo isn’t listed as a producer or a songwriter on “Girls” despite actually producing the song, yet for some reason Beyonce managed to receive a credit for both.
Meanwhile, Bey has finally finished her little vacation in Paris and is now back in America, presumably to begin promoting her flop single. She may as well just hop back on the first plane to France because judging by the user reviews on iTunes, not even her fans are interested in anything to do with “Girls”.