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'Love Yourself' is the new number one
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden

After a fortnight interruption, Adele's '25' turns back to the summit of the Global Album Chart for an eighth week. It sold another 220,000 copies last week, a total of stellar 16,138,000 units after 10 weeks on the tally. With this result the album is now very close to the TOP 100 ALL TIME CHART. The former set '21' ranks a 143rd week on the hitlist and sails to no.17 with 29,000 sales. David Bowie's 'Blackstar' goes down at the vice-position, after a 50% sales decline to 166,000. Justin Bieber's 'Purpose' is still in the top three with another 121,000 sales in its eleventh week on the tally. On the year-to-date chart 2016 we have the same order for the moment: Adele's '25' leads again with 1,168,000 copies, followed by 'Blackstar'  (1,135,000 sales) and 'Purpose' (558,000 sales). Highest debut of the week comes from the American trash metal band Megadeth. Their 15th studio album 'Dystopia' bows at no.4 globally with 88,000 sales, 48,100 of it in the USA alone (according to Nielsen Music / Billboard). Another 8,500 copies moved it in

United Kingdom (according to Music Week), 5,700 units in Japan (according to Oricon). South Korean boy band Teen Top storms with 'Red Point' shy behind at no.5 with 66,000 sales. The lion share of it (65,100) comes from the band's native country, another some hundred copies from Japan. The effort exists in two versions, 'chic' and 'urban'... both versions were counted together. Nearly one year ago, on February 13, 2015, Elle King's debut album 'Love Stuff' was released. Driven by the big success of the single 'Ex's & Oh's' (this week at no.15 on the Global Chart), her album enters the Global Top 40 for the first time this week with 16,000 sales. Some additional sales stats: 'Wilder Mind' by Mumford & Sons sold 8.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 1,395.000 so far, '19' by Adele sold 12,000 units last week, 7,046,000 so far, 'Get Weird' by Little Mix sold 10,000 units last week and has a total of 588,000 units so far, '1000 Forms Of Fear' by Sia sold 1,479,000 copies so far, 'Delirium' by Ellie Goulding 516.000, and 'Dark Sky Island' by Enya 800.000.  COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  We have a new number one on the Global Track Chart! Justin Bieber's ballad 'Love Yourself' ends the thirteen-week reign of Adele's 'Hello'. 'Love Yourself', co-written by Ed Sheeran, jumps to the summit with 340,000 points. It's Justin's third number one smash on the Global Chart, after 'Boyfriend' led for a lonely week (15, 2012) and 'What Do You Mean?' ruled for seven weeks (between week 38 and 44, 2015). Adele's 'Hello' slides at the vice-position with 320,000 points... and with a total of 9,080,000 points it rises to no.97 on the ALL TIME CHART. Adele is only the fourth act in history, which has at least three songs in the Top 100 of that list. Besides 'Hello', 'Someone Like You' ranks at no.65 with 9,713,000 points and 'Rolling In The Deep' at no.14 with 11,969,000 points. The other acts are Pharrell Williams with three smashes ('Happy' at no.4, 'Blurred Lines' at no.12 and 'Get Lucky' at no.56), Michael Jackson also with three tunes ('Billie Jean' at no.43, 'Black Or White' at no.57 and 'Say Say Say' at no.71) and the Beatles with massive five big smashes ('I Want To Hold Your Hand' at no.6, 'Hey Jude' at no.9, 'She Loves You' at no.73, 'Get Back' at no.75 and 'Let It Be' at no.86). Back to this week's hitlist: highest debut is 'Work', Rihanna's collaboration with Canadian rapper Drake and the first sign from her new album 'ANTI'. The song rockets to no.6 with 169,000 points and that's the result of only one and a half day (the track was released on January 27, around 36 hours before the chart-week ended). Outside the Top 40 waiting among other Matt Simons' 'Catch And Release' at no.46, One Direction's 'History' at no.47, Kygo feat. Maty Noyes' 'Stay' at no.52, Jason Derulo's 'Get Ugly' at no.55 and 99 Souls feat. Destiny's Child & Brandy's 'The Girl Is Mine' at no.58 for their first appearance on the big list.  COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART

Global Chart ~ 20 Years Ago
'One Sweet Day' Mariah C. & Boyz II Men
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Global Chart ~ 40 Years Ago
'Love To Love You Baby' Donna Summer
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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
Adele back to no.2, Megadeth new at no.3
Thuesday, February 2, 2016
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

Adele’s 25 returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 after a two-week vacation from the top of the list, as it rises 2-1 in its 10th week on the chart. The album earned 116,000 equivalent album units in

the week ending Jan. 28, according to Nielsen Music (down 21 percent). In the latest tracking week, 25 sold another 97,000 in pure album sales (down 20 percent), which brings its cumulative sum to 7.94 million in the U.S. It is likely 25 will reach 8 million sold in the next week. Justin Bieber’s Purpose climbs 3-2 with 87,000 units (down 5 percent). The former No. 1 album has yet to leave the top three of the chart since it debuted 11 weeks ago. Rock band Megadeth notches the chart’s highest debut as is Dystopia bows at No. 3 with 49,000 units (48,000 in pure album sales). It’s the highest charting album for the act since 1992’s Countdown to Extinction debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the chart dated Aug. 1 of that year. The new album also logs the group’s best sales week since 2007, when United Abominations launched with 54,000 sold at No. 8. Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface ascends 5-4 with 42,000 units (down 6 percent), Panic! at the Disco’s Death of a Bachelor falls 1-5 with 39,000 units (down 79 percent) and David

Bowie’s Blackstar slips 4-6 with 35,000 units (down 61 percent). Chris Stapleton’s Traveller rides 8-7 with 34,000 units (down 16 percent), and The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness is up 9-8 with 32,000 units (down 6 percent). The new 2016 Grammy Nominees compilation album debuts at No. 9 with 31,000 units (all from pure album sales). Last year’s 2015 Grammy nominees set entered at No. 12 with 45,000 sold, on its way to a No. 9 peak three weeks later (65,000), following the Grammy Awards broadcast. Bryson Tiller’s Trapsoul closes out the top 10, holding at No. 10 with 31,000 units (down 1 percent). Justin Bieber earns the rare honor of replacing himself at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Feb. 13), as "Love Yourself" rises 2-1, unseating "Sorry" (1-2) after

three weeks atop the chart. With the coronation of "Love Yourself," released on SchoolBoy/Raymond Braun/Def Jam, Bieber becomes only the 12th act in the Hot 100's 57-year history to succeed himself at No. 1. He's the second in four months, however, as The Weeknd's "The Hills" supplanted "Can't Feel My Face" at the top spot on the chart dated Oct. 3. Before that, Taylor Swift became the first woman to earn the honor when "Blank Space" followed her "Shake It Off" to the top on Nov. 29, 2014. The other acts to switch out songs successively at No. 1: the Beatles, who scored a record three leaders in a row ("I Want to Hold Your Hand," "She Loves You" and "Can't Buy Me Love") in 1964; Boyz II Men (1994); Puff Daddy (as he was then billed, in 1997); Ja Rule (2002); Nelly (2002); OutKast (2004); Usher (2004); T.I. (2008); and the Black Eyed Peas (2009). (Puff Daddy and Ja Rule each doubled up thanks to a lead and featured role.) "Love Yourself" is the Hot 100's 1,050th No. 1 and Bieber's third, with "Sorry" and first leader "What Do You Mean?" (which falls 10-17 after spending its record-tying first 21 weeks in the top 10) all from his album Purpose. He's the first artist to score three No. 1s from an album since Swift ("Shake," "Space" and "Bad Blood," featuring Kendrick Lamar), via 1989 in 2014-15. Bieber is the first male to notch three Hot 100 No. 1s from an album since another Justin almost 10 years ago: Justin Timberlake tallied three from FutureSex / LoveSounds in 2006-07: "SexyBack," "My Love" (featuring T.I.) and "What Goes Around…Comes Around." "Love Yourself" holds at No. 2 on the Streaming Songs chart with 16.4 million U.S. streams (down 2 percent) in the week ending Jan. 28, according to Nielsen Music. It lifts 4-3 on Radio Songs (132 million audience impressions, up 13 percent), adding top Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100 for a fourth week, while falling 1-3 on Digital Songs after three weeks on top (116,000 downloads, down 17 percent). It leads the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart for a second week (9.7 million on-demand streams, down 6 percent) and becomes Bieber's third No. 1 on the Pop Songs airplay chart (after "Sorry" and "Mean"). Meanwhile, despite slipping from the top position on the Hot 100, "Sorry" scores an impressive consolation prize, becoming Bieber's first No. 1 on the all-format Radio Songs chart (2-1; 141 million, down 2 percent). He'd previously peaked as high as No. 2 on Radio Songs with "As Long as You Love Me" (featuring big Sean) in 2012. "Sorry" scores a seventh week at No. 1 on Streaming Songs (18.6 million, down 7 percent) and tumbles 5-9 on Digital Songs (61,000, down 24 percent). As Bieber dominates the Hot 100's top two, Twenty One Pilots cruise at a new high altitude on the Hot 100, as "Stressed Out" elevates 4-3. The single stays at No. 2 on Digital Songs (117,000, down 8 percent) and keeps climbing Streaming Songs (5-4; 12.7 million, up 8 percent) and Radio Songs (6-4; 120 million, up 14 percent). The duo's first top five Hot 100 hit leads Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart for a sixth week. Rock resurgence of sorts: "Stressed" is the first title to hit the Hot 100's top three that has also appeared on Hot Rock Songs in nearly a year, since Hozier's "Take Me to Church" ranked at No. 3, after peaking at No. 2, on the Feb. 28, 2015, Hot 100.  COMPLETE CHARTS

Joanna Newsom
is an American harpist, keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter and actress. Newsom was born (January 18, 1982) and raised in the small town of Nevada City, California. She was exposed to music from a young age. Newsom attended a Waldorf school where she studied theater and learned to memorize and recite long poems. After high school Newsom studied composition and creative writing at Mills College in Oakland, California. While at Mills, she played keyboards in The Pleased. She dropped out of the school in order to focus on her music. In 2002 and 2003, Newsom recorded two EPs, Walnut Whales and Yarn and Glue. Drag City Recordings signed Newsom and released her debut album The Milk-Eyed Mender in 2004. Her work has become very prominent on the independent music scene. Joanna Newsom's new album Divers was released on October 23, 2015. Speaking about the album's creative process in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, she said "I spent a year or two on the instrumental arrangements and overdubs. I wanted the character and colors of the instrumentation to shift definitively, from song to song, which entailed a wide pool of collaborators and a lengthy collaborative process with each person." She further described the process of making the album as "probably the most fun I’ve had making a record". Entertainment Weekly also reported Newsom "as using an arsenal of nearly a dozen keyboards and synths including clavichords, mellotrons and Marxophones" for the album while members of the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra feature as players on the album.   >> source: Wikipedia - click the picture to see the video

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
Shawn Mendes takes over at number one
Monday, February 1, 2016
by Alan Jones, London

Its sales growing for the 10th week in a row, Stitches completes an easy second week at No.1 for 17-year-old Canadian, Shawn Mendes. Coming out on top of both paid-for and streaming lists, it sold 71,503 copies last week (35,060 from streams), and widens its lead over Justin Bieber's six-time champion, Love Yourself, which remains at No.2 (58,281 sales).

Taken from her eponymous debut album, and a No.5 hit for Tracy Chapman when first released in 1988, Fast Car improved on that peak in 2011, reaching No.4 after being covered by Michael Collings on Britain's Got Talent. Both of those positions are now surpassed by Jonas Blue and Dakota's version, which jumps 61-3 (53,365 sales) following full release. Although Blue & Dakota are Londoners, the track has already been a major hit in several other countries, and is one of a pair of 'tropical house' remakes of the song to be competing for attention, the other being Sweden's Tobtok, whose recording - featuring a vocal from River - debuts at No.130 (4,179 sales). A less frenetic new version of the track by 15-year-old Jasmine Thompson - who reached No.2 with Felix Jaehn collaboration Ain't Nobody last year - also sold 187 copies but fell well short of the Top 200. Meanwhile, Chapman's original climbs 133-103 (5,421 sales). Six weeks after debuting at No.74, Snakehips' All My Friends (feat. Tinashe & Chance The

Rapper) continues to climb, advancing 8-5 (41,728 sales). Major Lazer's Light It Up (feat. Nyla) also reaches a new peak within the Top 10, moving 10-9 (31,715 sales). The 12th One Direction single to sell upwards of a quarter of a million copies, History remains at its No.6 peak for the third week in a row, on sales of 34,502 copies. Their cumulative singles/tracks sales (including streams) since their September 2011 debut rises to 9,171,255, with top tallies of 1,046,132 for What Makes You Beautiful, 663,319 for Story Of My Life and 601,878 for Steal My Girl. The rest of the Top 10 - all down on decreasing sales - are: Justin Bieber's Sorry (3-4, 45,451 sales), 99 Souls' Girl Is Mine (feat. Destiny's Child & Brandy, 5-7, 33,901 sales), Bieber's What Do You Mean?

(4-8, 32,360 sales) and Adele's Hello (7-10, 28,916 sales). Overall singles sales are up 2.08% week-on-week at 8,731,036. Streams accounted for 6,759,604 sales - 77.42% of the total. Paid-for sales are down 0.16% week-on-week at 1,971,432 - 23.07% below same week 2015 sales of 2,562,666 and the 129th week in a row that they have fallen versus a year earlier. David Bowie's domination of the album chart continues, and even intensifies, with Blackstar No.1 for the third time on sales of 34,456 copies, including 490 from streams. With Best Of Bowie holding at No.3 (23,023 sales), Nothing Has Changed: The Very Best Of climbing 6-5 (12,710 sales), and catalogue albums Hunky Dory and The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars moving 12-9 (8,971 sales) and 19-10 (8,788 sales), Bowie occupies fully half of the Top 10 positions. The only artist to do better was Michael Jackson who had six simultaneous Top 10 albums a couple of weeks after his death in 2009 - one of them also crediting The Jackson 5. With stock replenished, Bowie's overall chart presence continues to increase - he now has 12 of the Top 40 albums, equalling the record set by Elvis Presley after his 1977 death; and 17 albums in the Top 75, beating the previous record of 16 he himself registered in each of the last two weeks. Aside from those in the Top 10, they are Aladdin Sane (22-20, 6,200 sales), Low (31-27, 5,211 sales), Heroes (45-28, 5,110 sales), Diamond Dogs (55-30, 4,291 sales), The Next Day (24-31, 4,109 sales), Station To Station (89-32, 2,980 sales), Scary Monsters (46-36, 3,864 sales), Let's Dance (35-42, 3,529 sales), Young Americans (99-43, 3,469 sales), The Man Who Sold The World (54-52, 2,591 sales), Pin Ups (83-63, 1,988 sales) and Lodger (64-66, 1,947 sales). Including streaming sales, 148,155 Bowie albums and 89,752 Bowie tracks were sold last week, decreases of 24.40% and 58.20% over the previous frame, respectively. Bowie fans Suede - they admit to being heavily influenced by Bowie and performed The Man Who Sold The World for soundchecks while Brett Anderson told The Quietus in 2011 that Bowie's Low was his favourite album - have the week's highest new entry, and their own highest charting album since 1999, with seventh studio effort Night Thoughts debuting at No.6 (12,030 sales). Their last album, Bloodsports, sold 10,435 copies when debuting at No.10 in 2013. The rest of the Top 10 - all deceptively holding their positions or climbing despite decreased sales, are: Adele's 25 (2-2, 24,891 sales), Justin Bieber's Purpose (5-4, 23,015 sales), Jess Glynne's I Laugh When I Cry (9-7, 10,492 sales) and James Bay's Chaos And The Calm (10-8, 9,027 sales). Overall album sales are down 2.90% week-on-week at 1,697,736. Streaming accounted for 483,035 sales - 28.45% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 4.76% week-on-week at 1,214,701 - 3.97% below same week 2015 sales of 1,264,930.  COMPLETE CHARTS

Oricon Album Chart
No.1  Miwa 'Ballad Collection: Graduation'

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Media Control Album Chart
No.1  Cemesis 'Summer Cem'

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