Interesting combination of same and different this week. First up, the top four from last week take one step down in order to make room for the Davis Cup. The Davis Cup is, of course, only the biggest international men’s tennis championship today, and 2011 is the 100th edition. The entire tournament is played in rounds that start in March and don’t end until December. One set of Quarterfinals will be held in July at the Frank Erwin Center, featuring the US team taking on Spain. This likely will become a bit of a hot ticket for Austin as its debut on the countdown suggests.
As alluded previously, the rest of the top 5 is the same as last week, with the Frozen Four now at #2 and Lil Wayne at #5. Adele pops back from the bottom of last week’s countdown to take the #6 spot, leading the way for some returning favorites and a new entry.
That new entry is Selena Gomez, who, while she has a recording career of her own, is probably better known at the moment as the girlfriend of the #3 entry on the countdown. Amusingly her Wikipedia article currently omits this fact, and I doubt this blog will be considered a “reliable source.” Granted I’m making a huge assumption that it will still be true by the time I press the “publish” button on this post. Her band, Selena Gomez & the Scene have a new, as-yet-unamed album coming out in June and are touring in support of it.
Rounding out the list we see Taylor Swift return after a few week’s absence, and the big racing weekend at Churchill Downs finishes things off.