Ke$ha’s single ‘Die Young’ reportedly taken off-air after Newtown massacre

From Starpulse:

Ke$ha’s latest single Die Young has reportedly been removed from radio station playlists across the country following the Sandy Hook massacre.

On Friday, 20 young children and six adults were gunned down at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. The gunman, named as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, also allegedly killed his own mother before turning the weapon on himself.

The tragedy now appears to be having an effect on the music industry as well as Hollywood amid reports Ke$ha’s controversially-titled single Die Young has been removed from radio station playlists across the country.

Die Young peaked at number three on radio playlists and reached 167 million listeners before the shooting on Friday, according to, but figures from Mediabase, a company that tracks radio airplay, appear to show the song has suffered a massive drop after being cut from the airwaves.

It had reportedly lost 19 million listeners from its target audience by Monday.

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