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'Despacito' rules an eleventh week
Thursday, July 20, 2017
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden

Jay-Z is 47 year old, one of the most successful rapper of all time and now his 14th studio album shoots easily atop the Global Chart with 311,000 equivalent sales, 262,000 of it in the United States alone (according to NielsenSoundscan / Billboard). 208,000 were pure sales (physical and digital), which is less than a third of the start-sales from Jay-Z' former effort 'Magna Carta... Holy Grail'. It bowed also easily at the number one spot, in the week 30 / 2013 with 632,000 copies. A best-of compilation by the Japanese band Spitz follows shy behind at the vice-position with 137,000 sales (according to Oricon). Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' rounds out the top three, it got another 126,000 consumption units in its 19th week, a total of 6,357,000 so far. And now, as every week, additional stats from outside the current Top 10 in alphabetic order, the first figure means last week's sales, the second figure the total sales: '1989' by Taylor Swift 13,000 / 10,005,000, '21' by Adele 8,000 / 28,743,000,  '24k Magic' by Bruno Mars 45.000 /

3,103,000, '25' by Adele 21,000 / 20,783,000, '4 Your Eyez Only' by J.Cole 11,000 / 1,070,000, 'A Head Full Of Dreams' by Coldplay 18,000 / 4,439,000, 'American Teen' by Khalid 31,000 / 572,000, 'Anti' by Rihanna 15,000 / 2,098,000, the 'Beauty And The Beast 2017' soundtrack 15,000 / 857,000, 'Beauty Behind The Madness' by The Weeknd 12,000 / 2,766,000, 'Blurryface' by Twenty One Pilots 17,000 / 3,183,000, 'Culture' by Migos 26,000 / 1,111,000, 'Dangerous Woman' by Ariana Grande 21,000 / 1,617,000, the 'Fast & Furious 8' soundtrack 14,000 / 426,000, the 'Fifty Shades Darker' soundtrack 10,000 / 821,000, 'Future' by Future 19,000 / 935,000, 'Glory Days' by Little Mix 8,000 / 875,000, the 'Guardians Of The Galaxy': Awesome Mix Vol.2' soundtrack 23,000 / 730,000, 'Hardwired...To Self-Destruct' by Metallica 13,000 / 2,523,000, 'Harry Styles' by Harry Styles 34,000 / 910,000, 'Helene Fischer' by Helene Fischer 21,000 / 679,000, 'Hndrxx' by Future 9,000 / 570,000, 'Hopeless Fountain Kingdom' 27,000 / 327,000, 'Human' by Rag'n'Bone Man 28,000 / 1,496,000, 'Humanz' by the Gorillaz 12,000 / 569,000, 'I Decided' by Big Sean 12,000 / 759,000, 'Illuminate' by Shawn Mendes 36,000 / 1,447,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 7,000 / 6,932,000, 'Is This the Life We Really Want?' by Roger Waters 24,000 / 326,000, 'Joanne' by Lady GaGa 6,000 / 1,385,000, the 'La La Land' soundtrack 11,000 / 1.269,000, 'Lemonade' by Beyoncé 7,000 / 3,051,000, 'Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie' by Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie 10,000 / 120,000, 'Melodrama' by Lorde 42,000 / 343,000, 'Memories...Do Not Open' by the Chainsmokers 33,000 / 1,020,000, the 'Moana' soundtrack 42,000 / 1,698,000, 'More Life' by Drake 45,000 / 2,394,000, 'One More Light' by Linkin Park 15,000 / 427,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber 20,000 / 5,897,000, 'So Good' by Zara Larrson 15,000 / 405,000, 'Spirit' by Depeche Mode 8,000 / 670,000, 'Starboy' by The Weeknd 32,000 / 2,593,000, the 'Suicide Squad' soundtrack 10,000 / 1,352,000, 'This Is Acting' by Sia 11,000 / 1,963,000, 'Traveller' by Chris Stapleton 14,000 / 2,360,000, the 'Trolls' soundtrack 23,000 / 1,439,000, 'Views' by Drake 20,000 / 3,522,000, 'Witness' by Katy Perry 50,000 / 511,000, 'X' by Ed Sheeran 28,000 / 9,685,000.  COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  'Despacito' by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (inclusive the Justin Bieber remix) remains for an eleventh straight week at the summit of the Global Track Chart with massive 576,000 points, almost twice as much as the second place, 'Wild Thoughts' by DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller with 287,000 points. 'Despacito' has now a total of 7,731,000 points and jumps to no.197 of the ALL TIME CHART. 'Despacito' open also a gate... in the shadow of the song's huge global success many other Spanish-speaking tunes are on the way, especially two productions from Colombia having good chances to become big international hits: 'Felices Los 4' by Maluma (this week at no.40) and 'Mi Gente' by J.Balvin & Willy Williams (this week at no.49). Outside the Top 40 waiting among other 'Súbeme La Radio' by Enrique Iglesias feat. Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox at no.43, 'Sorry Not Sorry' by Demi Lovato at no.44, 'Crying In The Club' by Camila Cabello at no.46, 'Pretty Girl' by Maggie Lindemann at no.47, 'There For You' by Martin Garrix / Troye Sivan at no.51, and 'Bon Appétit' by Katy Perry at no.56 for their first appearance on the big list.  COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART

30 years ago the catchy, cheerfulness
"I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston
was eight weeks at no.1, the biggest global hit of the year and with 7,897,000 total points Whitney's
second biggest smash ever, only overtaken by her stellar, breathtaking ballad 'I Will Always Love You'

Billboard Report
Jay-Z spends second week at no.1 on Billboard 200
Thuesday, July 25, 2017
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

As expected, JAY-Z’s 4:44 notches a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The set, which bowed atop the tally a week ago, earned 87,000 equivalent album units in the week

ending July 20, according to Nielsen Music. That sum is down 67 percent compared to its bow of 262,000. 4:44 sold 61,000 in traditional album sales in its second week (down 65 percent from 173,000). The album was also down in streaming and track equivalencies, falling 72 percent in SEA units (22,000 -- down from 82,000) and 52 percent in TEA units (3,000 -- down from 7,000). JAY-Z now has a cumulative total of 25 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Of his 14 No. 1 albums, seven have spent a single week at No. 1, while five have racked up two weeks at No. 1 (including 4:44). Two of his chart-toppers clocked three or more weeks at No. 1: 1998’s Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life (five weeks at No. 1) and 2001’s The Blueprint (three weeks at No. 1). The only rap act with more weeks at No. 1 in the 61-year history of the chart is Eminem, with 31 total weeks atop the list. At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200 is Kendrick Lamar’s former No. 1, DAMN., which rises one spot in its 14th week on the list (56,000 units, up 3 percent).

The album has yet to depart the top three since its debut at No. 1 on the May 6-dated chart. French Montana earns the only debut in the top 10, as his second studio album, Jungle Rules, bows at No. 3 with 52,000 units (16,000 in traditional album sales). The new set surpasses the peak of his only other charting effort, his debut studio set, Excuse My French, which peaked at No. 4 in its opening frame (June 8, 2013). Excuse My French launched with 56,000 copies sold (before the chart transitioned to a consumption-based tally in late 2014). Back on the new Billboard 200, DJ Khaled’s former leader Grateful holds at No. 4 with 43,000 units (down 14 percent), 21 Savage’s Issa Album slips 2-5 in its second week with 40,000 units (down 48 percent) and Ed Sheeran’s former No. 1 ÷ (Divide) descends 5-6 with 34,000 units (down 5 percent). Imagine Dragons’ Evolve moves 6-7 with 33,000 units (down 6 percent) while the Moana soundtrack climbs a rung to No. 8 with a little more than 28,000 units (down 3 percent). Khalid’s American Teen returns to the top 10 (and its peak rank) after four months, as the set rises 13-9 with 28,000 units (up 6 percent). The album debuted at No. 9 on the March 25-dated list, and then departed the top 10, falling as low as No. 21 on the May 27 chart. American Teen is up in album sales (4,000; up 15 percent), TEA units (4,000; up 8 percent) and SEA units (20,000; up 4 percent). The rise of the album is concurrent with the continued popularity of its single “Location,” which has spent more than four months lodged in the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart (having reached No. 16). Closing out the new Billboard 200’s top 10 is Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic, which ascends 11-10 with just under 28,000 units (down 2 percent). "Despacito" becomes one of just 23 singles to have topped the Hot 100 for at least 11 weeks, dating to the chart's Aug. 4, 1958, inception. It's the longest-leading Hot 100 No. 1 since Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You," which led for 12 weeks in January through April. The record belongs to Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day," which ruled for 16 weeks, in 1995-96. "Despacito" dominates the Digital Song Sales chart for a 12th week, with 118,000 downloads sold (down 6 percent) in the week ending July 20, according to Nielsen Music; the remix with Bieber accounts for 77 percent of the song's sales for a second consecutive week (and in line with its breakdown in recent weeks). The song is now within a week of matching the longest command on Digital Song Sales: The Chainsmokers' "Closer," featuring Halsey (2016), Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars (2015), and Flo Rida's "Low," featuring T-Pain (2007-08), each led for 13 weeks. Additionally, "Despacito" has sold more than 100,000 downloads in each of the last 11 weeks, marking the longest such streak since Adele's "Hello" broke the 100,000-sold barrier for 11 weeks in a row in 2015-16 (with its first frame featuring a weekly-record 1.1 million downloads sold). On the Streaming Songs chart, "Despacito" leads for an 11th week, with 57.6 million U.S. streams (down 4 percent) in the week ending July 20. The track again tops all three of the Hot 100's main component charts, as it also leads the all-format Radio Songs chart for a third week with 145 million in all-format airplay audience (down 1 percent) in the week ending July 23. DJ Khaled's "Wild Thoughts," featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, holds at its No. 2 Hot 100 high. It keeps at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (35.5 million, down 5 percent); pushes 8-5 on Radio Songs (107 million, up 11 percent; it's Rihanna's record-extending 24th top five hit); and rebounds 10-8 on Digital Song Sales (40,000, down 4 percent). Bruno Mars' "That's What I Like" reverses course, rising 4-3 on the Hot 100, after topping the May 13-dated chart. It swaps spots with Khaled's "I'm the One," featuring Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne (3-4); "One" debuted atop the May 20-dated Hot 100. It leads Hot Rap Songs for a 12th week. French Montana's "Unforgettable," featuring Swae Lee, surges to the Hot 100's top five (9-5), marking French Montana's highest-charting hit; he first reached a No. 9 peak as featured on Chris Brown's "Loyal" in 2014. (Swae Lee earns his first Hot 100 top five as a soloist; as half of Rae Sremmurd, he led for seven weeks beginning in November 2016 with "Black Beatles," featuring Gucci Mane.)  COMPLETE CHARTS

"1989" by Taylor Swift
is the fourth album of the current decade, which breaks through the 10 million border in global sales,
the next candidate for the '10-million-sales-club' is Ed Sheeran's 'X' with 9,657,000 sales so far.

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
The Vamps' third album 'Night & Day (Night Edition)' scores
Monday, July 24, 2017
by Alan Jones, London

Preceded by three singles which failed to make the Top 20, The Vamps' third album, Night & Day (Night Edition), nevertheless manages to secure the quartet its first No.1. Their 2014 debut, Meet The Vamps, had already given up three of its five Top 10 singles when it debuted at No.2 on sales of 47,160 copies. Follow-up Wake Up was preceded by just one single -

the title track which peaked at No.12 - and had to contend with an elevated Christmas market, debuting and peaking at No.10 (27,839 sales) in 2015. Scandinavian collaborations All Night (with Norwegian DJ Matoma), Middle Of The Night (with Danish DJ Martin Jensen) and Hands (with Swedish DJ Mike Perry and American singer/actress Sabrina Carpenter) have all failed to inflate The Vamps' career tally of six Top 20 singles, peaking at No.24, No.44 and outside the chart, respectively, so the album's title-winning tally of 29,342 sales last week (including 1,662 from sales-equivalent streams) is a tribute to Universal's marketing which likely triggered multiple purchases from hardcore fans, even though the core product contains just eight songs and has a meagre 25 minute playing time. The album - which is expected to be followed by Night & Day (Day Edition) later this year - was helped over the finish line by the fact that two CD/DVD editions, which are widely available for less than £10, add an O2 concert performance from the

band on the DVD and two extra tracks on the CD - while the front cover of the CD-only release is available in variations featuring Conor, James and Tristan individually (there is no edition featuring lead singer Brad on its cover, curiously; he appears on the front of one of the CD./DVD sets). All three editions, in signed versions, are available for just £5.99 from the band's website, where it is also possible to buy heavily discounted versions of both Meet The Vamps, which has sold 301,054 copies to date, and Wake Up (89,391 sales). Relegated to No.2 for only the sixth time in its 20 week chart career, Ed Sheeran's ÷ sells a further 21,305 copies. Modest as ever - he boasts that he tells stories 'better than J.K. Rowling,' on new track Sniper - Grime MC Bugzy Malone scores his third Top 10 album in a little under two years, with King Of The North debuting at No.4 (6,879 sales). Like predecessors Walk With Me (No.8, 5,873 sales, 2015) and Facing Time (No.6, 7,283 sales, 2016), it is a brief set, although with a playing time of 30 minutes for its eight tracks, it is his longest yet. None of his albums has had a physical release but Walk With Me has sold 29,244 copies and Facing Time has sold 41,400 copies to date. London duo Oh Wonder - Anthony West and Josephine Vander Gucht - reached No.26 (2,971 sales) with their eponymous 2015 first album, and have been heaped with critical praise for second album, Ultralife, which opens this week at No.8 (5,806 sales). More than four years after his last album, 2009 X Factor champion Joe McElderry returns to rack up his fifth straight Top 20 album. The 26 year old Geordie debuts at No.10 (5,467 sales) with Saturday Night At The Movies, which includes his spin on familiar fare like (Everything I Do) I Do It For You, Love Is All Around and Daydream Believer. In the Top 5 for the 24th week in a row - its entire chart career thus far - Rag'n'Bone Man's Human spends its ninth week in its favoured chart position of No.3, advancing from No.5. But its sales are down for the fifth week in a row. At 8,002 they are the lowest of its career, although they increase its cumulative tally to an excellent 696,985. Previously debuting and peaking at No.7 (10,149 sales) in 2011, John Denver's The Ultimate Collection has been re-released ahead of the 20th anniversary of his death in October, Helped by the re-screening last Sunday of the documentary John Denver: Country Boy on BBC4, it re-enters the chart at a new peak - No.5. Sales of 6,725 copies raise its career tally to 153,433. The rest of the Top 10: 4:44 (3-6, 6,323 sales) by Jay-Z, Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1 (6-7, 6,197 sales) by Calvin Harris and Glory Days (9-9, 5,533 sales) by Little Mix. Overall album sales are down 1.18% week-on-week at 1,567,714, 10.39% above same week 2016 sales of 1,420,212. Streaming accounted for 738,476 sales – 47.11% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 2.36% week-on-week at 829,238 - their second lowest level since 1994 - and 8.84% below same week 2016 sales of 909,627. Losing out on half of its streaming points by dint of the new chart regulation that downweights songs that have been on the chart for more than nine weeks and have seen their sales fall against the market for three weeks in a row, Despacito still tops the charts for most paid-for sales (25,751) and most streams (6,247,293) but falls to No.2 on the singles chart, ending its second run at the summit on combined notional sales of 46,575 copies. No.1 for nine weeks in total, and three in its latest run, Despacito remains the moral victor of the chart but is replaced at No.1 by DJ Khaled's Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller), which itself suffers a downturn in paid-for sales for the third week in a row but ends a three week stint as runner-up to become DJ Khaled's second No.1 just 10 weeks after his first (I'm The One) with sales of 51,308, including 36,084 from sales-equivalent streams. It is the introductory No.1 for rapper Tiller and the ninth No.1 for Rihanna, who last topped the list with Eminem collaboration The Monster in 2013. Rapper French Montana's Unforgettable holds at No.3 (39,142 sales) on its eight week in the Top 10 as his newly released second album Jungle Rules spins off a new hit in the form of A Lie, which features The Weeknd and Max B, and debuts at No.51 (7,392 sales). There is little significant action in the Top 10 with Feels (4-4, 37,645 sales) by Calvin Harris feat. Pharrell, Katy Perry & Big Sean, Mama (5-5, 36,510 sales) by Jonas Blue and Pretty Girl (9-9, 28,244 sales) by Maggie Lindemann stationary, while there are modest rebounds for Strip That Down (7-6 31,133 sales) by Liam Payne feat. Quavo, Your Song (8-7, 29,969 sales) by Rita Ora, Power (10-8, 28,606 sales) by Little Mix and 2U (11-10, 27,536 sales) by David Guetta feat. Justin Bieber, none of which reach new peaks, and all of which suffer declining sales week-on-week. Overall singles sales are down 0.32% week-on-week at 13,106,254, 33.68% above same week 2016 sales of 9,804,408. Streams accounted for 11,806,754 sales, a record 90.08% of the total. Paid-for sales are down 1.03% week-on-week at 1,299,500 - their lowest level since week ending 16 December 2006 (553 weeks ago) when 1,266,194 singles were sold. They are 22.23% below same week 2016 sales of 1,670,896 and below same-week, previous-year sales for the 207th week in a row.  COMPLETE CHARTS

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