Ke$ha's 'Die Young' pulled from radio

By Kristen Spicker,

Ke$ha’s latest single “Die Young” was removed from airwaves due to the Connecticut elementary school shooting.

Friday, the morning of the shooting, the track sat third on radio charts with 167 million listeners, but by Monday it had dropped to 148 million.

According to the NY Daily News, Mediabase listed that the single had approximately 98.5 million listeners Tuesday.

TMZ consulted a music expert and reported that the 19 million drop over the weekend is rare, with the last occurrence taking place after the Dixie Chicks were banned from country radio for insulting President Bush.

Although Ke$ha hasn’t commented on her single’s sudden drop, the singer did take to Twitter to express her sympathy over the Sandy Hook shooting.

“My heart goes out deeply to the people of Newtown, Connecticut,” she tweeted, according to the NY Daily News, also linking a fund to help victims of the shooting.”

Ke$ha’s second album, Warrior, was released Dec. 4. “Die Young” is the record’s first single, and her second single “C’mon” is scheduled to be released in January.

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