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Global Chart Report

Taylor Swift & Wiz Khalifa with new no.1s
Friday, August 29, 2014
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden

Only a few hundred copies difference between no.1 and no.2 on this week's Global Album Chart. And the winner is: rapper Wiz Khalifa with his fifth album 'Blacc Hollywood'. The set moved 105,000 copies in its first week at retail, the lion's share of it in the USA with 90.400, another 5.300 in Canada, 2.600 in United Kingdom and 2.100 in France. Former no.1 album, the soundtrack to 'Guardians Of The Galaxy', is now the second week at the vice-position and sold another 104.000 copies, a 22% decline compared to the previous week. After four weeks on the tally, the soundtrack sold a total of 444.000. Last week's no.1 album, 'Sekai No Chuushin Wa Osaka Ya (Namba Jichiku)' by NMB 48, has been catapulted outside the Top 40 at no.46. After 325.000 sales in the first week, the set found only 14.000 units buyers in its second week at retail. A little survey over the current no.1 on the important markets: Wiz Khalifa tops the hitlists in the USA and Canada. In Japan rules the new effort by pop band Dreams Come True. The album starts

with 90.000 copies, according to Oricon, enough for a no.3 debut globally. French musician Calogero tops the album chart in his native country. His seventh effort 'Les Feux D'artifice' sold massive 56.000 units in France, Belgium and Switzerland and bows at no.7 on the Global Chart. New no.1 in South Korea is idol singer, actor and model Taemin. His album 'Ace: Mini Album Vol.1' starts 53.000 units, according to Hanteo and Oricon and jumps at no.8 globally. Collabro, winner of the latest sequel of the reality show 'Britain's Got Talent', debuting at no.1 in United Kingdom and at no.11 worldwide with 'Stars' and 49.000 sales. Some additional sales stats: 'Bad Blood' by Bastille sold 12.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 1,75 million so far, 'Turn Blue' by the Black Keys sold

11.000 units last week, 743.000 so far, 'Born To Die' by Lana Del Rey sold 14.000 units last week and has a total of 4,88 million units so far, 'Bangerz' by Miley Cyrus sold 1,88 million copies so far, 'Yes' by Jason Mraz 225.000 and 'Love In The Future' by John Legend 1,07 million.  COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  As expected, Taylor Swift's new smash 'Shake It Off', the first sign from her upcoming fifth album '1989', exploded atop the Global Track Chart with massive 509.000 points. The song achieved massive sales around the world, especially in the Anglo-American territories. Billboard reported 544.000 digital sales in the USA and 48.000 in Canada. In United Kingdom the track sold 31.000 copies and in Australia 18.000. 'Shake It Off' has the biggest points frame for a no.1 smash since AKB 48 started with 'Labrador Retriever' and 854.000 points easily at the summit 13 weeks ago. And yes, 'Kokoro No Placard', the 37th single of this Japanese pop sensation, which was released three days ago, will be surely at no.1 on next week's chart. Till tonight the tune sold nearly one million singles in Japan. Back to this week's hitlist, newcomer Meghan Trainor holds no.2 with her cute tune 'All About That Bass'. It grows up another 20% to 294.000 points. Last week's chart-leader, 'Rude' by Magic!, slides down at no.3 and loses 3% in points to 251.000. French-Israeli alternative pop duo Lilly Wood & The Prick reaches the Global Top 10 for the first time. 'Prayer In C', remixed by German producer Robin Schulz, climbs at no.10 with 169.000 points. It's the second big success for Robin Schulz in only few months: his remix to Mr.Probz' 'Waves', this week at no.27 with 103.000 points, peaked at no.4 in May. Next week 'Prayer In C' will be make another big jump, because it's finally released in United Kingdom and starts easily at no.1 there next week. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other Echosmith's 'Cool Kids' at no.42, Eir Aoi's 'Ignite' at no.43, Katy Perry's 'This Is How We Do' at no.46 and Lady Antebellum's 'Bartender' at no.58 for their first appearance on the big list.  COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART

Global Chart - 10 Years Ago
'This Love' Maroon 5
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Global Chart - 20 Years Ago
'I Swear' All 4 One
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It was the first successful track of the glamorous Disco-era: 'Rock Your Baby' by George McCrae. The song was written and produced by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch of the KC & The Sunshine Band. Originally the vocals should be added by soul-singer Gwen McCrae. Accidentally her husband George visited the studio during the recordings and suddenly he was behind the microphone... a magnificent moment of the pop history! 'Rock Your Baby' became a massive international hit, reached the no.1 in almost all countries around the globe. On the global chart the track occupied the no.1 spot for sensational 16 weeks! On the year-end chart 1974 it achieved no.2, short behind Terry Jacks' 'Seasons In The

Sun'. And on the ALL TIME CHART 'Rock Your Baby' ranks at no.49 with impressive 10.287.000 points, only eight other songs of the Seventies had more global success. By the way, 'Rock Your Baby' inspired the drum part in the ABBA smash 'Dancing Queen'. George McCrae, now 68 years old, is a typical one-hit wonder. Nevertheless he released 15 albums, the latest, 'Time For A Change', was released in 2009 without appreciable success.  GLOBAL CHART - 40 YEARS AGO  click the picture to see the video

Billboard Report
Wiz Khalifa earns first no.1 album on Billboard 200
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
by Keith Caulfield, Los Angeles

Hip-hop star Wiz Khalifa earns his first No. 1 album on Billboard 200, as his new Blacc Hollywood set arrives atop the list. The album, which was released Aug. 19, sold 90,000 copies in the

week ending Aug. 24, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Blacc Hollywood follows two No. 2-peaking albums from Khalifa: Rolling Papers and O.N.I.F.C., which were released in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Khalifa also bounds in at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and the Rap Albums chart. Last week's No. 1, the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack, falls to No. 2 with 64,000 (down 30 percent). Country singer Chase Rice owns the second-highest new entry, as his Ignite the Night steps in at No. 3 with 44,000. It also opens at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart. The album's current single, "Ready Set Roll," spends a second week at No. 12 (its peak) on the Hot Country Airplay chart. The album was released through Dack Janiels Records and distributed through Red Distribution (Sony Music's independent distribution arm). Rice first gained fame as a contestant on the CBS TV series "Survivor: Nicaragua" in 2010. He later co-wrote Florida Georgia Line's massive single "Cruise" (No. 1 for a record

24 weeks on Hot Country Songs). Back on the new Billboard 200, the Now 51 compilation dips 2-4 with 33,000 (down 36 percent). The star-studded country compilation Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue kickstarts at No. 5 with 31,000 and also drives in at No. 2 on Top Country Albums. Released on Big Machine Records, the set includes reworkings of Motley Crue tunes by acts like Rascal Flatts ("Kickstart My Heart"), Brantley Gilbert ("Girls, Girls, Girls") and Justin Moore ("Home Sweet Home," featuring Motley Crue's Vince Neil). The Frozen soundtrack slides 3-6 with 29,000 (down 33 percent), Sam Smith's In the Lonely Hour holds at No. 7 with a little more than 24,000 (down 6 percent), and 5 Seconds of Summer's self-titled set decends 6-8

with 24,000 (down 12 percent). Former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley nets his highest-charting album (and first top 10), as Space Invader debuts at No. 9 with 19,000 sold. It surpasses the No. 26 peak of his previous highest-charting album, his self-titled 1978 debut, released at the height of Kiss mania. Space Invader is Frehley's first album since 2009's Anamoly debuted and peaked at No. 27 with a 17,000 sales start. Ed Sheeran's x rounds out the top 10, returning to the region (12-10) with 16,000 (down 12 percent). Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending Aug. 24) totaled 3.97 million units, down 3 percent compared with the sum last week (4.11 million) and down 19 percent compared with the comparable sales week of 2013 (4.9 million). Year-to-date album sales stand at 154.5 million, down 15 percent compared with the same total at this point last year (181 million). This week's 3.97 million total is the smallest weekly sum for album sales since SoundScan began tracking data in 1991. It's also the first time weekly sales have fallen below 4 million in that time span. Over on the Digital Songs chart, Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" blasts in at No. 1, selling 544,000 downloads in its first week — the biggest sales week of 2014 and the fourth-largest debut week ever. The only starts that were larger were logged by Flo Rida's "Right Round" (636,000 in 2009), Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" (623,000 in 2012) and Katy Perry's "Roar" (557,000 in 2013). "Shake It Off" is the first single from Swift's upcoming fifth studio album, 1989, which is due to be released Oct. 27. The song was released commercially on Monday, Aug. 18. Last week's Digital Songs No. 1, Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass," falls to No. 2, despite a sales gain. It sold 283,000 downloads (up 18 percent). Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj's "Bang Bang" is also pushed back even though it makes a gain, as the diva team-up slips 2-3 with 159,000 (up 21 percent). Like many of the songs in the top 10, this track benefits from a performance on the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, which were broadcast Aug. 24, the final day of the latest sales tracking week. "Bang Bang" was one of the three songs that opened the awards show, as Grande also performed her own "Break Free" and Minaj did her single "Anaconda." The latter track slithers 24-6 with 120,000 (up 132 percent) following the double-whammy of the VMAs performance and the Aug. 20 premiere of its music video. Iggy Azalea's "Black Widow," featuring Rita Ora, moves 3-4 with 142,000 (up 14 percent), and Smith's "Stay With Me" holds at No. 5 with 122,000. Both were also performed on the VMAs. Clean Bandit's "Rather Be," featuring Jess Glynne, climbs 8-7 with 104,000 (up 9 percent). Charli XCX's "Boom Clap" steps 12-8 with 97,000 (up 22 percent) after it was performed on the VMA’s pre-show. Sia's "Chandelier," which was nominated for a number of VMAs -— including video of the year — rises 10-9 with 96,000 (up 3 percent). It wasn’t performed on the show, but did take home a non-televised category: best choreography. Magic's "Rude" closes out the top 10, descending 7-10 with 88,000 (down 15 percent). Digital track sales this past week totaled 19.2 million downloads, down 2 percent compared with last week (19.6 million) and down 13 percent stacked next to the comparable week of 2013 (22.1 million). Year-to-date track sales are at 754.4 million, down 13 percent compared with the same total at this point last year (865.4 million).  COMPLETE CHARTS

is a Canadian reggae fusion band, composed of songwriter and record producer Nasri Atweh on lead vocals and Mark Pellizzer, Alex Tanas and Ben Spivak. In 2013, they released their debut single, 'Rude' from their debut album 'Don't Kill The Magic' released worldwide on July 1, 2014. All members of the band are originally from the Toronto area. The lead singer of Magic!, Nasri, had been working with and writing songs for different pop acts prior to the start of the band, mainly alongside Adam Messinger, together known as The Messengers. He had met Mark Pelli in the studio and within a week they had written the song 'Don't Judge Me' for Chris Brown. Nasri described the chemistry between himself and Pelli as 'different than writing chemistry, it was more artistic'. A few weeks later, while Mark played a reggae tune on the guitar, Nasri suggested to start a band like 'modern-day Police'. The debut single 'Rude' is a great international success now.   >> source: Wikipedia - click the picture to see the video

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
Britain's Got Talent winner 2014 storms at the summit
Monday, August 25, 2014
by Alan Jones, London

Ed Sheeran’s eight week reign atop the album chart is over, with X slipping to number two (28,325 sales) as Collabro – the winners of the recent eighth series of reality show Britain’s Got Talent – debut in pole position with their first album, Stars, on sales of 48,749 copies. The theatrically-inclined quintet – average age 23 – only won the competition

10 weeks ago, and clearly benefit from the speed with which they completed their album, which includes several songs they performed on their way to victory in the ITV show, including the title track, a popular song from the musical Les Miserables. Collabro is the fourth act to come to fame via Britain’s Got Talent to have a number one album, following Susan Boyle (who has three), Paul Potts and Richard & Adam, whose debut album The Impossible Dream was released even sooner (51 days) after they finished third in Britain’s Got Talent last year, and spent its first four weeks in the chart at number one. Their third album, At The Movies, debuted at number five last week and now dips to number 10 (5,789 sales). Manchester indie band The Courteeners rack up their fourth consecutive Top 10 and highest charting album, debuting at number three with Concrete Love. However, first week sales of 16,953 are the lowest yet for the band. Their 2008 debut St. Jude debuted and peaked at number four with 22,202 sales,

2010 follow-up Falcon debuted and peaked at number six on sales of 23,667, and last year saw Anna opening at number six on sales of 21,138 copies. Glasgow band Twin Atlantic continue their upwards progress, debuting at number six (11,389 sales) with third album Great Divide. Their 2009 debut Vivarium peaked at number 148, while 2011 set Free reached number 37. Great Divide fares even better in Scotland, where it debuts at number one, with just 46 more sales than Collabro’s Stars, which opens at number two. Free got to number four there, and Vivarium to number 28. Elsewhere in the UK Top 10: Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour retreats 2-4 (16,555 sales), George Ezra’s Wanted On Voyage recovers 6-5 (11,851 sales), Blue Smoke/The Best Of Dolly Parton declines

3-7 (8,940 sales), Paolo Nutini’s Caustic Love remains at number eight (7,841 sales), and Paloma Faith’s A Perfect Contradiction dips7-9 (6,461 sales). Overall album sales are up 2.80% week-on-week at 1,277,294. That is 2.35% below same week 2013 sales of 1,307,984. With several weeks of pent-up (but not massive) demand being satisfied, David Guetta predictably debuts at number one, with the previously held back Loves On The Sun, which features one of his co-writers, American Sam Martin on vocals. Selling 71,165 copies (including 3,154 streaming sales) it is 46 year old Guetta’s 33rd Top 75 hit, 19th Top 10 hit and sixth number one, following When Love Takes Over (feat. Kelly Rowland, 2009), Sexy Chick (feat. Akon, 2009), Getting’ Over You (David Guetta and Chris Willis feat. Fergie and LMFAO, 2010), Club Can’t Handle Me (Flo Rida feat. David Guetta, 2011) and Titanium (feat. Sia, 2012). No other Frenchman has more than one number one. Guetta’s arrival brings to an end the two week reign of Norwegian duo Nico Vinz’s debut hit Am I Wrong, which dips 1-2 (47,874 sales). That’s just 19 sales more than Canadian pop/reggae group Magic!’s former number one Rude, which dips 2-3 (47,855 sales, if you don’t fancy doing the maths). With debuts at number four for Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off (47,855 sales), and a mighty 190-5 leap (32,941 sales) for German DJ Wankelmut and Australian singer Emma Louise’s My Head Is A Jungle, the entire Top 5 is made up of acts from different territories, with nary a Brit among them. Shake It Off, incidentally, is Taylor Swift’s 19th hit, the sixth to make the Top 10 and the first single from her upcoming fifth album, 1989. While Ed Sheeran’s X finally relinquishes its eight week stranglehold on the album chart, two songs from the set continue to ascend the singles chart. Don’t becomes Sheeran’s eighth Top 10 hit, improving 11-8 (26,954 sales), while Thinking Out Loud also hits a new peak, climbing 16-13 (20,429 sales). Union J score their third Top 10 single, debuting at number nine (24,876 sales) with Tonight (We Live Forever). It follows June 2013 debut Carry You (number six) and November 2013 follow-up Beautiful Life (number eight). It is the first single from their upcoming, still to be named, second album. Completing this week’s Top 10: OneRepublic’s Love Runs Out eases 3-6 (27,586 sales), George Ezra’s Budapest falls 6-7 26,973 sales) and Ella Henderson’s Ghost fades 5-10 (23,936 sales). For debut hits, Budapest and Ezra’s first album, Wanted On Voyage are showing great tenacity. Budapest peaked at number three and has spent 10 straight weeks in the Top 10, upping its overall sales to 446,446, while Wanted On Voyage has spent eight straight weeks in the Top 10, selling 107,711 copies. Both peaked at number three. Overall singles sales are up 0.23% week-on-week, at 5,128,352. Streaming accounted for 2,613,926 sales – 50.97% of the total. Under previously existing criteria where only paid-for purchases were included, overall singles sales are up 0.69% week-on-week at 2,514,426 – 18.25% below same week 2013 sales of 3,075,899, and the 54th consecutive week in which they have declined versus a year ago.  COMPLETE CHARTS

Oricon Album Chart
No.1 Dreams Come True 'Attack 25'

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Media Control Track Chart
'Lovers On The Sun' David Guetta
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