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Global Chart Report

Harry Styles reigns a 13th week
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden


The top five this week are unchanged, led by Harry Styles' 'As It Was'. The song holds the top position of the Global Track Chart exactly a quarter of a year now and gets another 375,000 points, a 4,5% points decrease compared to the previous week. With a total of 5,321,000 points 'As It Was' takes over the leadership on the year-to-date list too. Broken down by segments the tune generated 223,000 points by streaming last week (down 6%), 37,000 points by sales (down 2,5%), and 115,000 points by airplay (down 2%). Joji's 'Glimpse Of Us' remains at the runner-up slot with 243,000 points (down 15%) and also Kate Bush's 1985 hit 'Running Up That Hill' holds tight at no.3 with 237,000 points (down 2,5%). Highest debut of the week is 'Left And Right', the third single of Charlie Puth's upcoming new album 'Charlie'. The song is a collaboration with Bangtan Boys member Jungkook and bows at no.6 globally with 195,000 points. An interesting fact from our

historical ALL TIME CHART: Ed Sheeran is now the act with the most entries in the Top 100 of that list: 'Thinking Out Loud' from 2014 is at no.85 there with a total of 9,837,000 points, 'I Don't Care', the collab with Justin Bieber from 2019, ranks at no.74 with 10,095,000 points, 'Bad Habits' from 2021 ranks at no.52 with 10,724,000 points, 'Perfect' from 2017 at no.16 with 13.746.000 points, and 'Shape Of You' from the same year at no.3 with stellar 19,147,000 points. Outside our weekly Top 40 waiting among other 'Until I Found You' by Stephen Sanchez at no.49, 'Vegas' by Doja Cat at no.52, and 'Sunroof' by Nicky Youre & Dazy at no.55 for their first appearance on the big list. From January 2022 on there's a change in the composition of the Global Album Chart. The reason is the different approach to merging sales figures and streaming (equivalent sales) in various countries. This leads to distortions. That's why we decided, that the national equivalent sales are additionally weighted to the market size of the countries (according to the latest IFPI informations). This will also ensure a little more stability in our Top 10. Let's take a look on our current tally: 'Proof', the first anthology album by the South Korean boy group BTS, remains at no.1 with another massive 871,000 equivalent sales. That makes a total of 2,279,000 sales in only two weeks, so the album jumps at no.2 on the year-to-list, behind Disney's 'Encanto' soundtrack with 2,519,000 sales. Back to this week's hitlist: the only and highest newcomer called 'Honestly, Nevermind', the seventh studio effort by Canadian rapper and superstar Drake. It bows at the runner-up slot with 291,000 consumption units - that's far less than the former album generated: 'Certified Lover Boy' started at the summit with 813,000 sales in the calendar week 37, 2021. Rounds out the top three for a third week in a row is Harry Styles' 'Harry's House' with 156,000 sales, a total of 1,549,000 so far. And now, as every week, additional stats from outside the current Global Album Top 10 in alphabetic order, the first figure means last week's sales, the second figure the total sales: '1989' by Taylor Swift 27,000 / 13,090,000, '21' by Adele 11,000 / 31,519,000, '25' by Adele 12,000 / 23,956,000, '30' by Adele 25,000 / 5,142,000, the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 4,000 / 7,014,000, 'After Hours' by The Weeknd 32,000 / 6,328,000, 'An Evening With Silk Sonic' by Silk Sonic 13,000 / 1,103,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 16,000 / 6,968,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 16,000 / 8,778,000, 'Certified Lover Boy' by Drake 48,000 / 4,109,000, 'Dangerous: The Double Album' by Morgan Wallen 61,000 / 4,872,000, 'Dawn FM' by The Weeknd 33,000 / 1,664,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 25,000 / 18,868,000, 'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 15,000 / 5,539,000, 'Donda' by Kanye West 14,000 / 2,155,000, 'DS4Ever' by Gunna 19,000 / 1,284,000, the 'Encanto' soundtrack 37,000 / 2,610,000, 'Equals' by Ed Sheeran 59,000 / 3,329,000, 'Evermore' by Taylor Swift 12,000 / 3,366,000, 'Fighting Demons' by Juice WRLD 17,000 / 1,129,000, 'Fine Line' by Harry Styles 44,000 / 7,418,000, 'Folklore' by Taylor Swift 24,000 / 5,412,000, 'F*ck Love' by The Kid Laroi 30,000 / 3,944,000, 'Future Nostalgia' by Dua Lipa 44,000 / 6,313,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice WRLD 23,000 / 6,087,000, the soundtrack of the Original Hollywood Cast to 'Hamilton: An American Musical' 13,000 / 4,823,000, 'Happier Than Ever' by Billie Eilish 35,000 / 3,027,000, 'Hollywood's Bleeding' by Post Malone 31,000 / 8,108,000, 'Justice' by Justin Bieber 33,000 / 3,670,000, 'Legends Never Die' by Juice WRLD 21,000 / 5,197,000, 'Map Of The Soul: 7' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 26,000 / 7,958,000, 'Montero' by Lil Nas X 25,000 / 1,947,000, 'Music To Be Murdered By' by Eminem 5,000 / 3,196,000, 'My Turn' by Lil Baby 19,000 / 4,467,000, 'No.6 Collaborations' by Ed Sheeran 4,000 / 4,585,000, 'Oddinary' by Stray Kids 8,000 / 859,000, 'Planet Her' by Doja Cat 53,000 / 3,722,000, 'Positions' Ariana Grande 13,000 / 3,298,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 24,000 / 6,623,000, 'Red (Taylor's Version)' by Taylor Swift 27,000 / 2,668,000, 'Scorpion' by Drake 17,000 / 8,259,000, '7220' by Lil Durk 24,000 / 775,000, 'Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon' by Pop Smoke 30,000 / 6,826,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 14,000 / 7,057,000, 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack 5,000 / 9,260,000, 'The Highlights' by The Weeknd 33,000 / 3,095,000, 'Unlimited Love' by Red Hot Chili Peppers 12,000 / 523,000, 'Voyage' by Abba 5,000 / 1,974,000, 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish 24,000 / 10,035,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 8,000 / 13,217,000.

GLOBAL NO.1 - 20 YEARS AGO ... "Without Me" is the lead single from Eminem's fourth studio album, The Eminem Show (2002), and was released on May 14, 2002. The song was a huge success around the globe and went to no.1 in many countries, including United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden and Norway. The opening lyric "Two trailer park girls go round the outside" is based on the single "Buffalo Gals" by Malcolm McLaren and mocks underground artist Canibus, while the introduction — "Obie Trice, real name, no gimmicks" — is sampled from Obie Trice's own track "Rap Name". It also heavily samples Michael Jackson's hit song, "Billie Jean". The song mocks a number of Eminem's critics, including then-Vice-President Dick Cheney, the FCC, Chris Kirkpatrick, Limp Bizkit, Moby and Prince. It also lampoons comparisons of him to Elvis Presley as a white man succeeding commercially in a predominantly black art form. A line also attacks his mother Debbie Mathers for the lawsuit she filed for the lyrics of his debut single "My Name Is". The funny video clip received various MTV Video Music Awards and a Grammy Award.

Billboard Report
Bad Bunny back at no.1 on Billboard 200
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti bounces back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a third nonconsecutive week on top, as the set climbs 2-1 in its eighth week. The album earned

115,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending June 30 (down 5%), according to Luminate. With a third week at No. 1, Un Verano Sin Ti has the second-most weeks at No. 1 in 2022, following the Encanto soundtrack, with nine. Un Verano Sin Ti’s third week at No. 1 also marks its third total visit to the top, as the album debuted at No. 1 on the May 21-dated chart, then stepped away from the top slot for three weeks. It then returned to No. 1 on June 18, and then moved aside for two more weeks, until coming back to No. 1 on the new chart. Un Verano Sin Ti is the first album with three separate visits to No. 1 since Drake’s Certified Lover Boy also had three distinct stays at No. 1 in 2021, for a total of five weeks atop the list (three weeks: Sept. 18-Oct. 2, then Oct. 23 and Nov. 6, 2021). The all-Spanish-language Un Verano Sin Ti is also the second mostly-or-all-non-English-language album to spend more than a single week at No. 1. The first was

The Singing Nun’s self-titled all-French-language album, it concluded its 10-week run at No. 1 in February of 1964. Of Un Verano Sin Ti’s 115,000 equivalent album units earned, SEA units comprise 114,000 (down 5%; equaling 160.18 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks), and album sales and TEA units comprise less than 1,000 units each. Luke Combs scores both the highest debut of the week and the highest debut for a country album in 2022 as his new studio effort Growin’ Up launches at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The set enters with 74,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, SEA units comprise 44,000 (equaling 56.33 million on-demand official streams of the set’s 12 tracks), album sales comprise 28,000 and TEA units comprise 2,000. Growin’ Up is Combs’ fourth album to reach the top five on the Billboard 200, following What You See Is What You Get (No. 1 in 2019), The Prequel (No. 4, 2019) and This One’s for You (No. 4, 2018). Drake's Honestly, Nevermind falls 1-3 in its second week on the Billboard 200 with 73,000 equivalent album units earned (down 64%). Chris Brown logs his 12th top 10 album on the Billboard 200, as his latest release Breezy bows at No. 4 with 72,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, SEA units comprise 66,000 (equaling 87.36 million on-demand official streams of the album’s 24 tracks), album sales comprise 5,000 and TEA units comprise 1,000. Lil Durk's chart-topping 7220 jumps back into the top 10, climbing 18-5 with 68,000 equivalent album units earned (up 217%) after the album was reissued on June 24 with 13 additional tracks. Harry Styles’ former leader Harry’s House falls 3-6 with 63,000 units (down 21%). Nayeon's debut solo effort Im Nayeon: The 1st Mini Album debuts at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 with 57,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, album sales comprise 52,000 (making it the top-selling album of the week); SEA units comprise 4,000 (equaling 6.56 million on-demand official streams of the set’s seven tracks) and TEA units comprise less than 1,000. NAYEON is a member of the vocal group Twice, which has visited the top 10 two times. Morgan Wallen's former No. 1 Dangerous: The Double Album falls 5-8 with 51,000 equivalent album units earned (down 3%). Cona Gray lands his second top 10 album on the Billboard 200 as his sophomore full-length effort Superache starts at No. 9 with 43,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, album sales comprise 27,000; SEA units comprise 16,000 (equaling 22.47 million on-demand official streams of the set’s 12 tracks), and TEA units comprise less than 1,000. Rounding out the new top 10 is Future's former No. 1 I Never Liked You, which falls 6-10 with 43,000 equivalent album units earned (down 12%). Harry Styles‘ “As It Was” rebounds from No. 2 for an eighth total week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. The song tallied 77.1 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 1%), 18.6 million streams (down 10%) and 5,000 downloads sold (down 14%) in the June 24-30 tracking week, according to Luminate. The track dips 2-3 after four weeks atop the Radio Songs chart; rises 9-7 on Streaming Songs after two weeks at the summit; and drops 7-8 on Digital Song Sales, following a week in charge. Jack Harlow’s “First Class” lifts 3-2 on the Hot 100, after, as noted above, three weeks at No. 1, as it notches a fourth week atop Radio Songs (85.5 million, up 4%). Lizzo’s “About Damn Time” jumps 5-3 for a new Hot 100 high. Future’s “Wait for U,” featuring Drake and Tems, keeps at No. 4 on the Hot 100, after a week at No. 1, and Drake’s own “Jimmy Cooks” falls to No. 5 a week after it launched at No. 1, becoming his 11th leader. Still, the latter claims a second week atop Streaming Songs, although with a 42% decline to 24.7 million streams. It plunges 9-47 on Digital Song Sales (2,000, down 68%) and is down 13% to 2.6 million in radio reach. Kate Bush’s 1985 classic “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” rebounds 9-6 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 4, fueled by its sync in Netflix’s Stranger Things, as it logs a fourth week each atop the multi-metric Hot Rock & Alternative SongsHot Rock Songs and Hot Alternative Songs charts. Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul” bursts 15-7 on the Hot 100, following its first full week of tracking (June 24-30, after its arrival on Tidal at 9 p.m. ET June 20 and its wide release three hours later). It soars 17-8 on Streaming Songs (16.6 million, after logging 14 million June 20-23) and enters Radio Songs at No. 28 (23 million, following 10.7 million in its first three-plus days), while falling to No. 4 on Digital Song Sales after it opened at No. 1 (11,000, down from 22,000). Bad Bunny and Chencho Corleone’s “Me Porto Bonito” pushes 11-8 on the Hot 100, after hitting No. 7, as it tops the multi-metric Hot Latin Songs chart for a seventh week. Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves” rises 10-9 on the Hot 100, following five weeks at No. 1. It adds its 76th week on the chart, tying for the fifth-longest run in the list’s history (and is the only one of those hits to have ranked in the top 10 at the time of its 76th frame). Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Joji’s “Glimpse of Us” backtracks to No. 10 from its No. 8 high. Still, the ballad flies by 208% to 1.8 million in radio airplay audience (and enters Pop Airplay at No. 33).

Record Of The Month
'Until I Found You' is a fantastic, old-fashioned tune with a lovely voice and an acoustic-guitar, performed by the 19 year-old American newcomer Stephen Sanchez.

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
Kate Bush spends a third week at number one
Monday, July 4, 2022
by Alan Jones, London

Running down that clock: In the fifth frame of its renaissance, inspired by its use in multiple episodes of the fourth season of Netflix’s hugely popular Stranger Things sci-fi/horror series, Running Up That Hill is No.1 for the third straight week for Kate Bush. However, with consumption down 17.26% week-on-week

to 65,013 units (4,214 from digital downloads, the rest from sales-equivalent streams), its reign may be coming to a close. After three weeks of decline, it is set to return to ACR next week, meaning that the value of its streams will be halved, making its continued presence at the summit doubly difficult, even though the release today (July 1) of the final two episodes of Stranger Things – with more dramatic events associated with the Upside Down - is sure to result in increased streaming over the next few days. The track most likely to succeed Running Up That Hill at the summit is Afraid To Feel, the debut hit for Edinburgh dance duo LF System. Moving 3-2 (51,809 sales), it could, however, face a challenge from Beyonce, whose surprise new single Break My Soul is the only new entry to the Top 10 this week, soaring 21-4 (34,411 sales). Her 34th Top 10 hit – including 13 as a member of Destiny’s Child – it is her highest charting single as a primary

artist since Best Thing I Never Had reached No.3 in 2011. After falling 7-12 last week, IFTK re-enters the Top 10 for Tion Wayne & La Roux, advancing to No.9 (26,168 sales). The rest of the Top 10: As It Was (2-3, 48,921 sales) by Harry Styles, Green Green Grass (5-5, 33,719 sales) by George Ezra, Go (4-6, 33,424 sales) by Cat Burns, About Damn Time (6-7, 29,210 sales) by Lizzo, Massive (8-8, 27,013 sales) by Drake and Late Night Talking (9-10, 23,334 sales) by Harry Styles. As It Was has moved ahead of Fireboy DML & Ed Sheeran’s Peru to top the year-to-date singles rankings on consumption of 855,355 units. Singles consumption is down 4.17% week-on-week at 24,145,639 units, 8.52% above same week 2021 consumption of 22,249,070 units. Paid-for sales are up 7.03% week-on-week at 376,163 – 7.46% below same week 2021 sales of 406,503. We’re halfway through the year, and overall singles consumption in the first 26 weeks of 2022 is up 8.57% over the same period in 2021 at 626,166,532 units. Physical sales are up 25.75% at 194,248 units, while digital downloads are down 17.06% at 8,564,102, and sales-equivalent streams are up 9.02% at 617,408,182. While vinyl album sales are soaring, vinyl singles sales are down 6.35% compared to 2021 at 114,504 units but CD sales are up 149.26% at 79,341 and cassettes are up 24.73%, albeit at 353 – less than 14 a week. Ending a run of 24 consecutive weeks in which leadership of the album chart has changed hands, Harry’s House is No.1 for Harry Styles for the second week in a row, and the fourth time in six weeks overall. Its consumption falling 28.88% week-on-week to its lowest yet tally of 19,507 (2,074 CDs, 2,550 vinyl, 192 cassettes, 458 digital downloads and 14,233 sales-equivalent streams), Harry’s House came from behind for the second week in a row. After pipping Drake at the post last week, it didn’t move ahead on this week’s chart until Thursday’s sales flashes, having previously trailed Porcupine Tree’s Closure/Continuation. Porcupine Tree’s first album of new material for nearly 13 years, Closure/Continuation is their 11th studio album in all, arriving 30 years after the Hertfordshire prog. rock trio’s first, On The Sunday Of Life. Opening at No.2 (13,683 sales) – it is No.1 on every metric except sales-equivalent streams, which contributed just 284 to its tally – Closure/Continuation is only the fourth album by Porcupine Tree to make the Top 75, and the first to make the Top 20, their previous best placing coming from their last studio release, The Incident, which reached No.23 in September 2009. Porcupine Tree’s lead singer and main composer Steven Wilson has racked up six solo album chart entries, with a highest placing of No.3 for 2017’s To The Bone, with most recent set, The Future Bites, reaching No.4 in January 2021. The 54-year-old has also become the go-to remixer for original era prog rock bands, providing sympathetic updates to works by Jethro Tull, Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Caravan and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, as well as other rock acts like Black Sabbath, Roxy Music and Rush. R&B singer Chris Brown registers his 12th Top 75 album, and eighth Top 10 entry with 10h regular studio album Breezy debuting at No.6 (7,665 sales). Although it contains 24 tracks and runs for more than 80 minutes, Breezy is far from the longest album by the unsinkable and apparently indefatigable Brown, who has had more than his share of negative publicity since his eponymous debut album at the age of 16 in 2005. Two years after introductory album, Kid Krow, peaked at No.30, 23-year-old Texan singer / songwriter Conan Gray’s follow-up, Superache, debuts at No.8 (5,635 sales). The first country album by a male soloist to make the Top 10 since either Kiefer Sutherland’s Reckless & Me (No.9, 2019) or Glen Campbell’s poignant swansong Adios (No.2, 2017) depending on how strict your definition is, Growin’ Up debuts at No.9 (5,179 sales) for Luke Combs. The third album by the 32-year-old from North Carolina, Growin’ Up easily surpasses the No.198 peak of his 2017 debut This One’s For You and the No.27 peak of 2019 follow-up What You See Is What You Get. Combs’ popularity has been increasing steadily since his debut, which explains why both of his earlier albums have consumption in excess of what you might expect for their chart peaks, with This One’s For You on 108,974 units and What You See Is What You Get on 97,020, while six of his songs have exceeded consumption of 100,000 units, most notably Beautiful Crazy (244,243 units) and When It Rains It Pours (236,107 units). The youngest artist ever to headline on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury, 20-year-old Billie Eilish is also the artist who enjoys the biggest chart resurgence post-festival with her latest album, Happier Than Ever (28-10, 5,175 sales), returning to the Top 10 after an absence of 43 weeks. The rest of this week’s Top 10: = (4-3, 11,016 sales) by Ed Sheeran, Honestly, Nevermind (2-4, 9,926 sales) by Drake, Gold Rush Kid (6-5, 7,966 sales) by George Ezra and Sour (9-7, 6,150 sales) by Olivia Rodrigo. Overall album sales are down 4.93% week-on-week at 2,029,256, 14.94% above same week 2021 sales of 1,765,565. Physical product accounts for 295,372 sales, 14.56% of the total. We’re halfway through the year, and overall album consumption in the first 26 weeks of 2022 is up 1.38% over the same period in 2021 at 46,826,795 units. Physical sales are up 0.96% at 8,429,101, digital downloads are down 27.63% at 1,789,659 and sales-equivalent streams are up 3.50% at 36,608,035. Within physical sales, vinyl is up 35.83% at 2,356,667 and cassettes are up 12.72% at 73,216.