Global Chart Report
Media Traffic gets a new look
Friday, December 6, 2013
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
Last sunday began the test-phase and now the new outfit of Media
Traffic is ready! At the moment our three major pages are renewed, the
other pages follow the next time. On our start page are more rubrics
now (timeline, spotlight) and every picture is underlaid with a link
to the relevant video clip. Back to the weekly countdown, there's a
little surprise on the album chart, where teenie sensation One
Direction makes an impressive debut with their third set 'Midnight
Memories'. It sold astonishing 1.206.000 copies in its first week at
retail and that's almost as much as Eminem's 'The Marshall Mathers LP
2' moved in its initial week (1.221.000 copies in week 47, 2013).
Sorted by countries 'Midnight Memories' found the most buyers in the
USA (546.200), United Kingdom (237.300), Japan (67.900), Canada
(63.000) and France (42.800). One Direction's former album 'Take Me
Home', which bowed also
at no.1 one year ago in the week 48, sold 1.045.000 copies in its
first week. After the start of the holiday season the global sales
have grown strongly. Only three albums on this week's Top 40 show
sales decline: Robbie Williams' 'Swing Both Ways' (down 25%),
Daughtry's 'Baptized' (down 33%) and Avril Lavigne's self-titled album
(down 13%). Back to the top, behind One Direction's million seller
ranks Eminem's 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2'. It loses one slot, but
wins 20% in sales to 315.000 copies, a total of 2,22 million after
four weeks on the tally. Katy Perry's 'Prism' returns at no.3, thanks
to a massive 104% sales boost to 216.000. Lady GaGa takes the opposite
direction, 'Artpop' sails at no.4 despite a considerable 48% sales
increase to 195.000. Rounding
out the top five is this week's second highest debut, Japanese boy
band Kat-Tun with their latest mini-abum 'Kusabi'. It opens at no.5
with 168.000 copies sold. American country icon Garth Brooks follows
shy behind at no.6 with the Walmart exclusive box set 'Blame It All On
My Roots' and 164.000 sales. Robbie Williams' ex band-mate of Take
That, Gary Barlow, enters at no.2 in United Kingdom and at no.10
globally with 'Since I Saw You Last' and 118.000 sales.
COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART
On the global track chart there's no change at the tip, 'The Monster',
Eminem's second successful collaboration with Rihanna, defends it
reign for a fourth week in a row and loses a minor 0,5% in points to
399.000. Pitbull feat. Ke$ha's 'Timber' makes an unexpected big jump
from no.6 to no.2 after a 25% points increase to 311.000. Lorde's
'Royals' must admit defeat and slides back at no.3 after a 9% points
loss to 285.000. Katy Perry's 'Roar' is steady at no.4 and shrinks 7%
in points to 264.000. Highest debut of the week is Nogizaka 46' second
global Top 10 smash, 'Baretta' arrives at no.5 with 260.000 points.
Avicii's 'Wake Me Up' leaves the top five this week, but climbs at
no.4 on the year-to-date chart with a total of 8.014.000 points.
Contemporaneous it reaches no.147 on the
ALL TIME CHART.
New on that list is Imagine Dragons' 'Radioactive' (no.332 with
6.012.000 points). It's also the dinosaur on our weekly countdown,
where it placed at no.33 in its 42nd week. Far away Nogizaka 46 there
are another five debuts. South Korean boy group Tohoshinki (also known
as Dong Bang Shin Ki) opens at no.20 with 'Very Merry Xmas' and
102.000 points. Justin Bieber's 'Roller Coaster' jumps at no.22 with
97.000 points. New at no.1 in United Kingdom and at no.26 on the
global tally with 82.000 points is Calvin Harris' 'Under Control',
with a little help of Swedish DJ Alesso and British pop duo Hurts.
Hyolyn from the South Korean girlie group Sistar enters at no.32 with
'One Way Love' (65.000 points) and finally American rock band The
Neighbourhood starts at no.40 with 'Sweater Weather' (57.000 points).
Outside the top 40 waiting among other One Direction's 'You And I' at
no.43, Jason DeRulo's 'Marry Me' at no.48, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
feat. Schoolboy Q & Hollis' 'White Walls' at no.49 and John Legend's
'All Of Me' at no.53 for their first appearance on the big list.
COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART
Exactly 50 years ago the Beatles bowed at no.1 on
the global chart with 'I Want To Hold Your Hand', due enormous
940.000 start sales in United Kingdom. No other single before sold
so much in its initial week in UK. Short time later the track was
an outstanding global super-seller, with 5 million sales in the
USA alone. 'I Want Hold Your Hand' is the biggest Beatles smash and
ranks at no.5 on the
ALL TIME CHART.
10, 50 YEARS AGO
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GLOBAL CHART - 20 YEARS AGO
No.1 'I'D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE' MEAT LOAF
GLOBAL CHART - 40 YEARS AGO
No.1 'ANGIE' ROLLING STONES
Klingande is a French electronic music duo with
house music and jazz influences and prominent use of the piano
and the saxophone. The duo is made up of Cédric Steinmyller
and Edgar Catry and was launched in December 2012. Both
originating from northern France and both born in 1991, they
both started music very early learning to play the piano. They found international chart success with
their follow up single "Jubel" that has charted in France,
Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy and Austria.
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One Direction scores historic third no.1 album
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
by Keith Caulfield, Los Angeles
One Direction's "Midnight Memories" debuts at No. 1 on
the Billboard 200 chart
this week with 546,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The act
makes history as
the first group to debut at No.1 with
their first three albums. "Midnight Memories" follows two No.1s for the act in
2012: their debut album "Up All Night" and sophomore set "Take Me Home." One Direction's first-week sales have also
steadily grown with each successive album. Their first set, "Up All Night,"
bowed atop the list with 176,000, while "Take Me Home" launched with 540,000.
With "Midnight Memories'" start, One Direction also becomes only
the third pop group to log multiple half-million sales weeks in the Nielsen
SoundScan era. Since the company began tracking sales in 1991, only two other
pop groups have notched more than one sales week of 500,000: 'N Sync and
Backstreet Boys. Last week's No. 1 album, Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2,"
is pushed down to No. 2, despite a 65% sales gain. It sold 199,000 for the week.
All but four of the albums in the top 75 of the chart this week have sales
increases, courtesy of the very busy Thanksgiving holiday shopping weekend and
Black Friday promotions. Scrolling down the chart, the first album to see a dip
in sales is way down at No. 23: Daughtry's "Baptized," which falls by 35% in its
second week. All four of the albums in the top 75 that see sales declines are
also only in their second week on the chart. Coming in at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 this week is Garth Brooks' new
Walmart-exclusive box set, "Blame It All On My Roots." One Direction and Brooks are the
only two new arrivals in the top 10 this week. The next-highest debut is the
soundtrack to "Frozen," which bows at No. 18 with 44,000. Back in the top 10
though, the Robertsons' "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas" is steady
at No. 4 with 137,000 (up 127%) and Katy Perry's "PRISM" vaults 11-5 with
136,000 (up 252%). Kelly Clarkson's
"Wrapped In Red" rises 9-6 with 131,000 (up 195%). Like "Duck the Halls" and
"PRISM," Clarkson's set was discounted to an attractive
post-Thanksgiving price. It sold for
$7 at Target. Lady Gaga's "ARTPOP" moves up one position to No. 7 with 116,000
-- and a 154% gain. Two more discounted sets see gains in the top 10: Luke
Bryan's "Crash My Party" climbs 15-8 with 109,000 (up 318%) and Miley Cyrus'
"Bangerz" rises 16-9 with 79,000 (up 228%). Closing out the top 10 is the "Now
48" album, down seven slots, selling 77,000 (up 22%). Overall album sales in
this past chart week (ending Dec. 1) totaled 8.59 million units, up 62% compared
with the sum last week (5.29 million) and up 14% compared with the comparable
sales week of 2012 (7.52 million). Year to date album sales stand at 253.60
million, down 8% compared to the same total at this point last year (275.31
million). Over on the Digital
Songs chart, Pitbull's "Timber" (featuring Ke$ha), jumps
to No. 1 for the first time, selling 237,000 downloads (up 43%). Last week,
the song was ranked at No. 4. It's the first No. 1 on the Digital Songs
chart for Pitbull, who previously went as high as No. 2 with three different
tunes: "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)," his featured turn on Jennifer
Lopez's "On the Floor," and "Give Me Everything." For Ke$ha, "Timber" is her
third No. 1, and first since 2010's "We R Who We R" debuted atop the list.
"Timber," like many songs on the chart this week, benefit from performances on the "American Music Awards" (AMAs),
which took place on Sunday, Nov. 24. Last week's leader, Eminem's "The Monster,"
featuring Rihanna, falls to No. 2 with 231,000 (down 4%). The AMAs also help a
Great Big World's "Say Something," featuring Christina Aguilera, which climbs
6-3 with 197,000 (up 63%). Also seeing AMAs-related bumps in the top 10: One
Direction's "Story of My Life," which re-enters at No. 7 with 118,000 and Miley
Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball," which climbs 10-9 with 99,000 (up 11%). Elsewhere in the
top 10, OneRepublic's "Counting Stars" dips 3-4 with 175,000 (up 5%) and Lorde's
"Royals" slips 2-5 with 144,000 (down 19%). Imagine Dragons' "Demons" falls one
rung to No. 6 with 124,000 (down 1%) and Passenger's "Let Her Go" descends a
slot to no. 8 with 115,000 (down 1%). Katy Perry's "Roar" rounds out the top 10,
falling one position to No. 10, with just under 99,000 (down less than 1%).
Digital track sales this past week totaled 20.86 million downloads, up 7%
compared with last week (19.52 million) and down 6% stacked next to the
comparable week of 2012 (22.15 million). Year to date track sales are at 1.16
billion, down 4% compared to the same total at this point last year (1.21
The same procedure as every year: it's December
and Mariah Carey's Xmas classic 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'
climbs up the charts. It seems that the song will be also this year's most
successful Xmas song in the hitlists. At the moment it holds no.59 on the
global tally... next week inside the Top 40?? 'All I Want For Christmas Is
You' was released 1994 and peaked no.1 on the global chart short time later.
Another high reached that song during the holiday season 2007 when it
climbed to no.6 on our countdown.
Music Week Report (Excerpt)
Calvin Harris has the charts under control
Monday, December 2, 2013
by Alan Jones, London
Selling more copies in a week than either of their previous
albums, and more copies in a week than any artist album has so far this
year, One Direction's Midnight Memories storms to number one.
Topping the chart 54 weeks after predecessor Take Me Home opened at the
summit on sales of 155,316, Midnight Memories sold 237,338 copies last
week, far eclipsing 2013's previous best of 165,091 set 27 weeks ago by
Punk's Random Access Memories. The release of Midnight Memories put paid
to any hopes that X Factor judge and mentor Gary Barlow might have had
of debuting atop the chart - and dethroning colleague Robbie Williams -
with Since I Saw You Last, his first solo album in 14 years. Buoyed by
his performance of first single Let Me Go on The X Factor results show,
its first week sales of 116,151 were enough to earn it a number two
debut - a big improvement on his last solo album Twelve Months Eleven
Days, which sold 4,749 copies debuting and peaking at number 35 in
1999. It also exceeds - by a 6.93% margin - the 108,622 copies that
Robbie's album sold when topping the chart last week. The aforementioned
Robbie Williams, incidentally, is bumped off the top of the chart for
the second time in a row by One Direction. A little over a year after
his Take The Crown was dethroned by their Take Me Home, his Swings Both
Ways is superseded by Midnight Memories. Take The Crown crashed 1-5 on
sales of 34,692 but Swings Both Ways is holding up much better, falling
1-3 on sales of 82,689 copies. One of the guest vocalists on Williams'
new album, Olly Murs, catapults 96-4 (46,423 sales) with latest album
Right Place Right Time following its release in a new edition that adds
seven audio tracks and a DVD.
Boyzone reached number one with all four previous studio albums but the
reconvened Irish boy band legends debut at number six (30,466 sales)
with BZ20 which, as its title suggests, marks their 20th anniversary.
Susan Boyle scores her fifth Top 10 album in little more than four
years, debuting at number nine with seasonal selection Home For
Christmas. Completing this week's Top 10, Eminem's The Marshall Mathers
LP 2 (2-5, 35,278 sales), Elvis Presley's The Nation's Favourite Elvis
Songs (5-7, 29,393 sales), Celine Dion's Loved Me Back To Life (4-8,
27,720 sales), and Andre Rieu's Music Of The Night (7-10, 23,475 sales).
A week after topping the 2m mark for the first time this year, sales
leap again to exceed 3m. Overall album sales are up a massive 31.82%
week-on-week to 3,025,248.
It is the seventh week in a row that sales have grown and the second
week in a row they have set a new
2013 high. However,
they are 12.37% below comparable week 2012 sales of 3,452,188,
making it the 16th week in a row they have declined versus last
year. After taking nine Top 10 singles from his last album, 18
Months, Calvin Harris is in familiar territory with brand new
song Under Control debuting atop the chart. Harris' fifth number one -
and the first for Swedish DJ Alesso and UK duo Hurts who are also
featured on Under Control - it sold 74,704 copies last week. It is
Harris' 19th hit in less than seven years and increases his overall
singles sales to 6,255,341. Number two on early midweek sales flashes, Love Is On The Radio faded as
the week progressed but still sold 42,653 copies to debut at number six
for McFly. The 19th of the band's 21 hits to make the Top 10, it is the
first single from their upcoming (sixth) album.
Breach scores his second straight Top 10 hit, debuting at number nine
(35,408 sales) with Everything You Never Had (We Had It All). Featuring
vocals from Andreya Triana, it is his follow-up to Jack, which also
reached number nine in July.
Somewhere Only We Know dips 1-4 for Lily Allen (54,105 sales).
Top 10 singles not mentioned elsewhere this week: The Monster dips 5-7
(41,873 sales) for Eminem feat. Rihanna, How Long Will I Love You falls
4-8 (40,671 sales) for Ellie Goulding and Animals slides 6-10 (33,786
sales) for Martin Garrix.
Overall singles sales are up 1.52% week-on-week at 3,032,415 - 10.87%
below same week 2012 sales of 3,402,319. In a depressing scenario which
matches the album market, it is the 16th week in a row that singles
sales have been below their 2012 levels.
ORICON SINGLE CHART
No.2 'VERY MERRY XMAS' TOHOSHINKI
MEDIA CONTROL ALBUM CHART
No.1 FREI.WILD 'STILL'
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