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'Can't Stop The Feeling' remains at no.1
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden

Beyoncé's latest effort 'Lemonade' is still a very strong seller globally, in its fourth week at retail the set moved another 171,000 units, enough for a return to the summit of the Global Album Chart. With a total of 1,456,000 copies so far, 'Lemonade' climbs to no.5 on the year-to-date chart. One place higher on that list, ranks Drake's current album 'Views' with a total of 1,506,000 copies after only three weeks. On this week's hitlist it rises back to the vice-positon with 143,000 global sales. By the way, you can see the complete Top 20 of the year-to-date chart on our FACEBOOK account. Best selling albums of the year (so far) is still Adele's '25' with 3,146,000 copies in 2016. With the massive sales from last year the set sold a total of 18,116,000, enough for a no.85 on the ALL TIME CHART. Highest debut on this week's tally is Meghan Trainor's second studio album 'Thank You'. It opens at no.3 globally with 121,000 copies, 84,100 of it in the USA alone, another nearly 10,000 in United Kingdom, 5,400 in Australia and 5,200 in Canada.

Meghan Trainor's debut album 'Title', released in January 2015, sold 12,000 units this week and ranks outside of the Top 40 at no.52. The Norwegian DJ, musician and record producer Kygo published his first album: 'Cloud Nine' bows at no.4 with 76,000 sales. Kygo became famous with the deep / tropical house smash 'Firestone', which peaked at no.16 on the Global Track Chart exactly one year ago. Rounds out this week's top five is Radiohead's 'A Moon Shaped Pool'. Last week it ruled with 303,000 initial sales, in its second week it found another 71,000 buyers. Some additional sales stats: '21' by Adele sold 13.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 28,023,000 so far, 'Get Weird' by Little Mix sold 8,000 units last week, 734,000 so far, 'Metal Resistance' by Babymetal sold 7,000 units last week and has a total of 256,000 units so far, 'Handwritten' by Shawn Mendes sold 852,000 copies so far, 'Confident' by Demi Lovato 512,000, and the 'Title' by Meghan Trainor 2,078,000.  COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  'Can't Stop The Feeling' by Justin Timberlake remains on the top position of the global tally for a second week. It gets another 462,000 points, a 14% decline compared to the start week. 'One Dance' by Drake feat. Nigerian Afrobeat artist WizKid and British singer Kyla sits tight at no.2 with healthy 425,000 points and 'This Is What You Came For' by Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna is also unchanged at no.3 with 275,000 points. Highest debut of the week is 'Shinken Sunshine' by the nine-member Japanese idol group Hey! Say! Jump. It arrived at no.10 with 183,000 points and it's the first Global Top 10 smash for the group. Another J-pop idol group, Morning Musume, succeed an entry at on.21 with their 61st single release 'Utakata Saturday Night!' and 100,000 points. The ballad 'I Hate U, I Love U' by American singer Gnash and guest vocals by Olivia O'Brien, debuts at no.38 with 67,000 points. Final new entry this week comes from 19 year-old French DJ and producer Kungs. His remix of the soul song 'This Girl' by the Australian band Cookin' On 3 Burners enters at no.40 with 66,000 points. 'This Girl' was already a no.1 smash in France. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other Ruth B's 'Lost Boy' at no.41, Drake's 'Controlla' at no.42, Walkure's 'Ichido Dakeno Koi Nara' at no.44, Cheat Codes & Kris Kross' 'Sex' at no.51, and Dua Lipa's 'Be The One' at no.56 for their first appearance on the big list.  COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART

Global Chart ~ 10 Years Ago
'Hips Don't Lie' Shakira / Wyclef Jean
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Global Chart ~ 30 Years Ago
'Live To Tell' Madonnna
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Our weekly global countdown dated back to 1955. The year when Rock'n'Roll was born and popular music started to influence and determine the spirit and mood of any era. The music industry was at the very beginning, many countries hadn't yet an official chart. That's why the first hitlists merged the charts only from the USA, United Kingdom, Germany and additional informations from France, Australia, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands. The first no.1 in January 1955 was 'Mr.Sandman' by the Chordettes and biggest hit of that year 'Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White', a mambo classic by Perez Prado.
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Billboard Report
Drake's 'View' is no.1 for a third week on Billboard 200
Thuesday, May 24, 2016
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

Drake’s Views stays steady atop the Billboard 200 chart, as the album racks up a third straight week at No. 1. Views earned another 239,000 equivalent album units (down 24 percent) in the

week ending May 19 in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 83,000 were in traditional album sales (down 53 percent). Views is the first album to spend three consecutive weeks at No. 1 since January, when Adele’s 25 wrapped a seven-week run atop the list (of its 10 total nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1). Views scored another stellar week with streaming services, as the album’s tracks earned 186.1 million streams. That’s up a big 32 percent compared to the previous week (140.8 million). The jump is owed to how the album became widely available to all streaming services on May 13, following two weeks of exclusivity with Apple Music. Views now owns the top three largest streaming weeks for an album: its debut frame (245.1 million streams for its tracks), its third week (186.1 million) and its second week (140.8 million). In fourth and fifth place on that list are the debut weeks of of Beyonce’s Lemonade (115.2 million streams) and Justin Bieber’s Purpose (100.4 million). After only three weeks, Views has

accumulated 572 million streams for its tracks. Speaking of Lemonade, the album stays put at No. 2 for another week, tallying 128,000 units for the week (down 37 percent), with another 92,000 copies sold (down 40 percent). Lemonade was the week’s best selling album, and ranks at No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart. Coming in at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 is Meghan Trainor’s second full-length album, Thank You, launching with 107,000 units (84,000 in pure album sales). The set follows her Title debut, which bowed at No. 1 in January of 2015 with 238,000 units and 195,000 copies sold. The new album was led by the single “No,” which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and marked the singer / songwriter’s fourth top 10-charting hit. The album’s

second single, “Me Too,” is gaining steam on top 40 radio, and may debut on the new Pop Songs airplay chart dated June 4. Thank You is Trainor’s third top 15-charting effort, following her Title EP (which peaked at No. 15 in September of 2014) and the full-length Title. Rock band Pierce the Veil claims its highest charting album ever, and best sales week yet, as Misadventures bows at No. 4 with 54,000 units (50,000 in traditional album sales). The group’s previous largest week came when its last album, 2012’s Collide With the Sky, launched at No. 12 with 27,000 sold. Rihanna’s Anti climbs 7-5 with just over 44,000 units (down 8 percent), Keith Urban’s Ripcord slips 4-6 with 44,000 units (down 59 percent) and Prince’s The Very Best of Prince falls 5-7 with 42,000 units (down 46 percent). Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book makes a sizzling streaming-only debut, as the album bows at No. 8 with 38,000 units. The independently released set’s tracks generated 57.3 million streams. Coloring Book was released on May 13, exclusively via the Apple Music streaming service, and marks the first album to chart on the Billboard 200 solely from streams. The set will remain exclusive to Apple Music until May 27, with it becomes available to other streaming services. There are no announced plans to release the album for sale. It’s worth noting that while Coloring Book is the first album to chart on the list entirely from streams, Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo’s units are almost entirely driven by streams. The album is currently in its seventh week on the list, and in the latest tracking week, 99.93 percent of its units (21,000) were generated by streams. The other .07 percent were album sales. The set sold a handful of copies in the latest tracking frame, and hasn’t sold more than 1,000 copies in a week since its second chart week. Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool descends 3-9 in its second week, earning 34,000 units (down 81 percent). Jennifer Nettles’ second album, Playing With Fire, lights up at No. 10, debuting with 33,000 units (31,000 in pure album sales). The singer’s first solo effort, That Girl, debuted and peaked at No. 5 in 2014 with 54,000 sold in its first week. Of course, Nettles is also part of the country act Sugarland, which has tallied six charting albums -- four of which reached the top 10. And, of those top 10 sets, three hit No. 1: Love on the Inside, Live on the Inside, and The Incredible Machine. Drake tallies a second nonconsecutive week atop the Billboard Hot 100 (dated June 4) with "One Dance" (featuring WizKid and Kyla), which rebounds 2-1. The song returns to the top after Justin Timberlake soared in at No. 1 last week with "Can't Stop the Feeling!," which this week drops to No. 3. "Dance," released on Young Money / Cash Money / Republic Records, earns a fifth week atop the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs streaming chart with 30 million on-demand U.S. plays in the week ending May 19, according to Nielsen Music. It keeps at No. 2 on the overall Streaming Songs chart (after leading the list two weeks ago) with 32.8 million U.S. streams (up 5 percent). "Dance" additionally holds at No. 2 on the Digital Songs sales chart (which it led for two weeks) with 130,000 downloads sold (down 15 percent). On Radio Songs, "Dance" lifts 5-2 (121 million in audience, up 18 percent). Desiigner's former two-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Panda" remains at No. 2. It tops Streaming Songs for a fifth total week, drawing 40.1 million domestic streams (up 4 percent). "Panda" is steady at No. 3 on Digital Songs (94,000, up 2 percent) and rises 14-12 on Radio Songs (69 million, up 8 percent). Following its debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100, becoming just the 26th single to start at the summit in the chart's history, Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling!" drops 1-3, although it spends a second week at No. 1 on Digital Songs (204,000, down 46 percent). It rockets 9-4 on Radio Songs (109 million, up 32 percent) and dips 6-7 on Streaming Songs (15.4 million, down 1 percent). "Feeling" is from the animated film Trolls, not due in theaters until Nov. 4; Timberlake voices a role, joining stars including Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani and James Corden. Timberlake also serves as an executive producer for the film's music, with the soundtrack due in September. Timberlake's own next album, his first since 2013, could arrive early next year, according to RCA Records.  COMPLETE CHARTS

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United Kingdom
Music Week Report
Seven weeks in a row for Drake
Monday, May 30, 2016
by Alan Jones, London

In a Top 10 that is almost a carbon copy of last week's with no new entries and nothing moving more than two places, Drake's One Dance (feat. Wizkid & Kyla) and Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop The Feeling! sparred for pole position all week, and in the end it was Drake who emerged triumphant, with One Dance becoming the first track to spend seven straight weeks at No.1 since Leona Lewis' Bleeding Love in 2007.

Apart from One Dance, Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars) is the only song to spend seven weeks at No.1 in the 2010s - but it required two separate runs at the top to accumulate the tally. One Dance sold 92,593 copies last week, of which 66,782 were conjured up by the magic of streaming. Stranded at No.2, Timberlake's Can't Stop The Feeling had overall sales of 86,210, of which 34,327 came from streams. With 51,883 paid-for sales, it was the UK's biggest-selling single for the third week in a row. There are just two climbers in the Top 10, and both reach new peaks: Swedish duo Galantis's third hit No Money improves 6-5 (46,599 sales) while Drake's Too Good collaboration with Rihanna advances 8-6 (42,434 sales). The rest of the Top 10: This Is What You Came For (3-3, 75,668 sales) by Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna, Cheap Thrills (4-4, 49,131 sales) by Sia, I Took A Pill In Ibiza (5-7, 41,378 sales) by Mike Posner, Panda (7-8, 37,457 sales) by Desiigner, Cake By The Ocean (9-9, 35,680 sales)

by DNCE and Work From Home (10-10, 33,316 sales) by Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign. All suffer a decline in sales week-on-week. Overall singles sales are down 1.82% week-on-week at 10,102,290. Streams accounted for 8,196,417 sales, 81.13% of the total. Paid-for sales are down 3.15% week-on-week at 1,905,873 - 23.24% below same week 2015 sales of 2,482,941 and below same-week, previous-year sales for the 146th week in a row. In a week when the three other new arrivals in the Top 10 have a combined total of 14 No.1s between them, Ariana Grande scores her first, debuting atop the list with her third studio album, Dangerous Woman. Its success - on sales of 19,582 copies, including 5,304 from streams - comes despite the fact that none of the three singles /

preview tracks that preceded it made the Top 10, with the title track peaking at No.17, Be Alright reaching No.65 and Into You getting to No.44. Ironically, the album's title track was itself a late replacement for previous single Focus, which is noticeably absent from the album although it reached No.10 last November. Grande's 2013 debut album, Yours Truly, debuted and peaked at No.7 on sales of 7,164 copies, while 2014 follow-up My Everything debuted and peaked at No.3, with first week sales of 23,766 boosted by a 99p Google Play download offer. Yours Truly dipped to No.45 on its second frame, then to No.82, and never returned to the Top 75 but has still racked up respectable sales of 54,887 copies, while My Everything didn't exit the Top 75 for the first time until it had been charting for 20 weeks, and has a much chunkier to-date sale of 179,406. Pushing 22-year-old Grande pretty close for much of the week, These People is the fifth solo album by 44-year-old former The Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft. The group's 1997 album Urban Hymns and 2008 reunion album Forth topped the chart, as did Ashcroft's 2000 solo debut Alone With Everybody. These People's No.3 debut on sales of 17,969 copies is considerably better than Ashcroft's last album, United Nations Of Sound, which debuted and peaked at No.20 (7,510 sales) in 2010, and was credited to RPA & The United Nations Of Sound. With only 593 of its sales from streams, These People tops the paid-for sales rankings for the week, and is also No.1 in Scotland. Also returning to the Top 10 are two septuagenarians, with chart careers stretching back to the 1960s - Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton. Fallen Angels (No.5, 9,455 sales) is Dylan's 37th studio album and also his 37th Top 10 album. His 62nd Top 75 entry, it comes just three days after his 75th birthday. Dylan's last album, Shadows In The Night, released in February last year, comprised covers of songs previously recorded by Frank Sinatra, and brought him his eighth No.1 on sales of 22,031 copies. It also made him the oldest man to have a No.1 album. Dylan writes the overwhelming majority of his own material but Fallen Angels follows the template of Shadows In The Night, with all of the tracks being classic American songbook written between 1924 and 1957, and all but one of the tracks being recorded by Sinatra. Dylan's own 1967 song I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine is included on fellow veteran singer/songwriter and guitar legend Eric Clapton's new album, I Still Do, which debuts at No.6 (9,031 sales). It is also largely a covers album, mostly blues, with just two new songs, and similarly houses a version of a song previously recorded by Frank Sinatra, I'll Be Seeing You. It is the 71 year old Clapton's 50th chart album in a career that has seen him reach No.1 solo and as a member of both Cream and Blind Faith. With respective new singles Up&Up and Send My Love (To Your New Lover) beginning to impact, there are Top 10 returns for Coldplay's A Head Full Of Dreams (16-8, 7,386 sales) and Adele's 25 (13-9, 6,515 sales). A Head Full Of Dreams was last in the Top 10 eight weeks ago and increases sales 36.50% week-on-week, while 25, absent for just two weeks, is up 10.90% week-on-week. Justin Bieber's Purpose (12-10, 6,171 sales) logs a decline in sales for the 12th week in a row, but in a weaker market its 0.77% dip is still good enough to clinch its return to the Top 10 after a one week gap. Only three of last week's Top 10 remain in the top tier, these being Drake's Views (1-2, 18,970 sales), Beyonce's Lemonade (2-4, 17,805 sales) and The Very Best Of Prince (7-7, 7,428 sales). Overall album sales are down just 0.03% week-on-week at 1,567,674. Streaming accounted for 535,446 sales - 34.16% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are up 0.19% week-on-week, at 1,032,228, 17.55% below same week 2015 sales of 1,251,914.  COMPLETE CHARTS

Oricon Single Chart
No.1  Arashi 'I Seek'

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GfK Album Chart
No.1  Kontra K 'Labyrinth'

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