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Global Chart Report

'Ex'act' rules with nearly a half million sales
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden

In 1998 Mediatraffic was founded with the reason to create a global music chart. The most successful tracks in the world, week by week... a fantastic idea! Now we have a complete chart archive back to January 1955. Parallel started in 2004 a second weekly chart with best selling albums worldwide, basically a side-project of Mediatraffic. Over the years we had more and more albums in our monitoring, at the moment more than thousand. On the other side the global album sales shrink for many years, intensified since about three years due the very successful and still rapidly growing streaming sector. A comparison: exactly ten years ago, in the week 24, 2006, Sean Paul's 'The Trinity' ranked at no.40 with 40,000 sales. This week Keith Urban's 'Ripchord' is at the same position with only 15,000 sales. It's very, very difficult, to create a reliable Top 40 chart furthermore with such low sales. Moreover it needs too much time to monitoring more than thousand albums every week. That's why we make a drastic change, from this week on, we'll publish a weekly Top 10 with more informations to each album, here's a link to the new outfit. And in the future we'll monitoring only albums with a relevance for the weekly Top 10, for the yearly Top 40 or for the All Time Top 100. In addition we'll give additional sales-stats about albums below the Top 10 in our weekly chart report here at the start page. This change affects only the Album Chart, the Track Chart stays a Top 40 list, based on single-sales, digital sales, streaming and airplay.

Now a look on this week's hitlist: the South Korean / Chinese boygroup Exo is a big pop phenomenon in East-Asia. Their third studio album sold stellar 464,967 copies in its first three days at retail in South Korea alone, according to Hanteo. So it's the fastest selling album of all time in this country! 'Ex'act' was released in two versions, Korean & Mandarin. Both versions were added together. Exo's former studio album 'Exodus' sold around a million copies so far and landed at no.26 on the YEAR END CHART 2015.
Beyoncé's celebrated latest effort 'Lemonade' climbs back to the vice-position with another 75,000 sales and gets a total of 1,857,000 units after eight weeks on the tally. Another compilation by music legend Paul McCartney arrives at no.3 globally with 70,000 sales. The set contains all big hits from Paul's solo career and with his seventies-band Wings. One of these songs, 'Silly Love Songs', was exactly 40 years ago, in the week 25, 1976, the global no.1. Nicholas Jerry 'Nick' Jonas, American singer, songwriter and actor and best known as one of the Jonas Brothers, bows at no.5 with his third solo album 'Last Year Was Complicated' and 59,000 sales. It's the third-highest and final debut on the current tally. And now, as every week, additional stats 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 12,000 / 9,553,000, 'A Head Full Of Dreams' by Coldplay 37,000 / 3,130,000, 'A Moon Shaped Pool' by Radiohead 15,000 / 458,000, '21' by Adele 12,000 / 28,073,000, 'Anti' by Rihanna 21,000 / 1,070,000, 'Blurryface' by Twenty One Pilots 27,000 / 1,346,000, 'Cloud Nine' by Kygo 17,000 / 160,000, 'Fallen Angels' by Bob Dylan 18,000 / 161,000, 'I Still Do' by Eric Clapton 33,000 / 225,000, 'Immortalized' by Disturbed 17,000 / 747,000, 'Legend' by Bob Marley & The Wailers 17,000 / around 33 million, 'Purple Rain' by Prince 17,000 / around 21 million, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber 29,000 / 4,706,000, '7/27' by Fifth Harmony 25,000 / 149,000, 'Thank You' by Meghan Trainor 27,000 / 256,000, 'The Very Best' by Prince 23,000 / 4,4 million, 'This Is Acting' by Sia 19,000 / 737,000, 'X' by Ed Sheeran 16,000 / 8,360,000.
As expected 'Can't Stop The Feeling' by Justin Timberlake returns to the summit of the Global Track Chart for a fifth week with 422,000 points, a 5% decrease compared to the previous week. Also 'One Dance' by Drake feat. WizKid & Kyla climbs one slot and is back at the vice-position with 339,000 points (down 8%) and 'This Is What You Came For' by Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna turns back to no.3 with 288,000 points (down 4%). The official song for the 2016 UEFA European Championship, 'This One's For You' by David Guetta feat. Zara Larsson is this week's highest debut at no.19 with 104,000 points. Also new 'Beautiful World' by Japanese boygroup V6 at no.23 with 96,000 points and 'Into You' by Ariana Grande at no.28 with 87,000 points. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other 'Try Everything' by Shakira at no.46, 'Controlla' by Drake at no.47, 'Never Be Like You' by Flume feat. Kai at no.52, and 'Tears' by Clean Bandit feat. Louisa Johnson at no.57 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 ~ 40 Years Ago
'Silly Love Songs' Paul McCartney
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Billboard Report
Nick Jonas debuts at no.2, Drake's 'View' steady at no.1
Thuesday, June 21, 2016
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

As Drake’s Views stays put at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 -- for a seventh week -- Nick Jonas’ Last Year Was Complicated arrives at No. 2 and the Hamilton cast album hits the top 10 for the first time,

rising 13-3. Views earned 121,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 16, according to Nielsen Music (down 10 percent for the week). Of Views’ units for the week, the bulk are comprised of SEA: 74,000 units (down 10 percent). That hefty sum translates into 110.5 million streams for the tracks on the album (as each SEA unit is equal to 1,500 streams). Traditional album sales for Views in the week added up to 27,000 (down 16 percent), while TEA totaled 21,000 (down 6 percent). Views is the first album by a male to spend seven consecutive weeks at No. 1 in nearly 16 years. Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP was the last to do so, as it racked up its eight total weeks at No. 1 (all in a row) between June 10-July 29, 2000. The last album by any act to spend seven weeks straight at No. 1 was Adele’s 25, which spent its first seven frames in the penthouse following its debut on the Dec. 12, 2015-dated chart.
Nick Jonas debuts at No. 2 on the new Billboard 200 with his latest album, Last Year Was Complicated.

It marks his highest charting solo effort, trumping the No. 3 peak of Who I Am (Jonas with The Administration) and No. 6 peak of his self-titled album. The new set starts with 66,000 units earned in the week, with 47,000 of that in traditional album sales. His last album, his eponymous release, bowed at No. 6 with 37,000 sold. Jonas’ largest sales week was earned when Who I Am debuted with 82,000 sold back in 2010. At No. 3 on the Billboard 200 is the original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton, which zooms from No. 13 to No. 3 following its huge night at the Tony Awards on June 12. (The set earned 62,000 units -- up 119 percent, with 45,000 of that in traditional album sales -- up 164 percent). This is Hamilton’s first week in the top 10, as it had previously

topped out at No. 11. It debuted at No. 12. Hamilton is now the highest charting cast recording since 2011, when The Book of Mormon also rose to No. 3 in the wake of its multiple Tony Award wins. Hamilton won 11 Tony Awards, including best musical and performed a number of times on the CBS broadcast of the awards. Hamilton and The Book of Mormon are the highest charting cast recordings since 1969, when Hair spent 13 weeks at No. 1. They are the only cast albums to reach the top 10 in the past 50 years. Hamilton’s sales haul of 45,000 is the largest for a cast recording since… The Book of Mormon back in 2011. After the Tony Awards, Mormon sold 61,000 copies, fueled in part by a $1.99 sale price in the Amazon MP3 store. (That said, Hamilton didn’t escape the sale pricing last week; it was marked down to $3.99 in the Google Play store for a portion of the tracking week.) Beyonce’s Lemonade dips 2-4 with 56,000 (down 19 percent). After charting six hits on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart, Jon Bellion arrives on the Billboard 200 with his debut studio release, The Human Condition. The album bows at No. 5 with 40,000 units (32,000 in traditional album sales). Bellion co-wrote, and was featured on, Zedd’s hit single “Beautiful Now,” which reached No. 5 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs in 2015 and No. 64 on the Hot 100. Bellion also co-wrote two further Hot 100 hits: Eminem’s No. 1 smash “The Monster,” featuring Rihanna, and Jason Derulo’s top 20 single “Trumpets.” As for the rest of the top 10: Rihanna’s Anti is stationary at No. 6 (37,000 units; down 7 percent), Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface climbs 10-7 (32,000; up 4 percent) and Adele’s 25 rises 11-8 (28,000; down 5 percent). Blake Shelton’s If I’m Honest is a non-mover at No. 9 (28,000; down 15 percent) and Chris Stapleton’s Traveller closes out the region, ascending 14-10 (27,000; up 7 percent). Drake leads the Billboard Hot 100 (dated July 2) for a sixth nonconsecutive week with "One Dance," featuring WizKid and Kyla. Plus, Sia's "Cheap Thrills," featuring Sean Paul, and newcomer Kent Jones' "Don't Mind" each reach the top 10. As "Dance," released on Young Money / Cash Money / Republic Records, leads the Hot 100 for a sixth week (and fifth in a row), it earns a ninth week atop the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs streaming chart with 20.3 million on-demand U.S. plays (down 10 percent) in the week ending June 23, according to Nielsen Music. It stays at No. 2 on the overall Streaming Songs chart, after leading the list six weeks ago, with 22.5 million U.S. streams (down 10 percent). "Dance" rebounds 3-2 on the Digital Songs sales chart, which it led for two weeks (88,000 downloads sold, down 6 percent), and keeps at No. 2 on Radio Songs, after a week on top (159 million in audience, up 3 percent). Drake's first Hot 100 No. 1 as a lead artist rules Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for a seventh week. After debuting at No. 1 on the Hot 100 five weeks ago, becoming just the 26th single to start at the summit in the chart's history, Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling!" rebounds 3-2. It spends a sixth week at No. 1 on Digital Songs (124,000, down 10 percent), becoming his longest-leading No. 1 on the ranking, passing "SexyBack," which led for five weeks in 2006. "Feeling" also sets a new personal best for Timberlake at radio: it's the most-heard song on U.S. airwaves, logging a third week at No. 1 on Radio Songs with 163 million in audience (up 3 percent); that marks Timberlake's best weekly audience for a song, passing the 159 million that "Mirrors" drew at its peak (June 22, 2013). "Feeling" also tops the Pop Songs and Adult Pop Songs genre airplay charts for a third week each. On Streaming Songs, "Feeling" retreats 8-9 (11.6 million, down 6 percent). Desiigner's former two-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Panda" tumbles 2-3. Still, it tops Streaming Songs for a ninth total week, drawing 29.3 million domestic streams (down 9 percent). The track rebounds 9-8 on Digital Songs (61,000, down 10 percent) and dips to No. 14 from its No. 10 high on Radio Songs (68 million, down 10 percent). The rapper's breakthrough hit earns an 11th week at No. 1 on the Hot Rap Songs chart.  COMPLETE CHARTS

is an Icelandic folk / rock / blues band, formed in 2012. The band consists of JJ Julius Son (vocals, guitar), Davíð Antonsson (percussion, vocals), Daníel Ægir Kristjánsson (bass guitar), and Rubin Pollock (guitar, vocals). The band's first major public appearance was at Iceland Airwaves Music Festival in November 2012. They gained fame after their song "Vor í Vaglaskógi" got heavy rotation on Icelandic state broadcaster RÚV's radio station Rás 2 and was featured on the station's top 10 list. This song is also featured in the first episode of the TV series Trapped. In 2014, the band gained further attention with their single "All the Pretty Girls", which garnered over 23 million streams on Spotify. In early 2015, Kaleo signed with Atlantic Records and now their 2nd album 'A/B' is out and starts at no.17 globally this week with 31,000 sales.   >> source: Wikipedia - click the picture to see the video

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
Rick Astley, Tom Odell, Paul McCartney are top this week
Monday, June 20, 2016
by Alan Jones, London

More than 28 years after his first album, Whenever You Need Somebody, debuted at No.1 and 23 years after he announced his 'retirement', Rick Astley tops the chart for the second time, dashing to pole position with 50, an album whose title proudly proclaims his age, and consists of a dozen new completely self-penned and self-produced songs. In a fierce

dogfight with Tom Odell who, at 25, is exactly half his age, Astley trailed initially with his rival's guest appearance on Graham Norton's BBC1 chart show driving his sales but Astley's own appearance, singing, talking and twerking on Loose Women gave 50 crucial late impetus, and it ended up a comparatively easy victor with 23,691 sales (including 160 from streams) giving it an 18.58% lead over Odell's Wrong Crowd (19,979 sales, including 1,326 from streams). Although it is impressive that Astley tops the chart after such a lengthy break - and without a bona fide hit single - it is not a record; three years ago this very week, Black Sabbath's 13 became their first No.1 album for 43 years. And among solo artists, Bob Dylan endured a 38-year drought until Together Through Life topped the chart in 2009. Nearly three years after Tom Odell's first album, Long Way Down, debuted atop the chart on sales of 33,764 copies, Wrong Crowd's less stellar first week follows the lukewarm reception given to the album's title

track, which was made available for download 11 weeks ago but has attracted fewer than 3,00O paid-for sales and first single, Magnetised, which got plenty of media exposure, reaching No.4 on the radio airplay chart and No.43 on the TV airplay chart in May, but initially peaked at No.69, and only now surpasses that, jumping 79-40 (14,052 sales) in the latest frame, probably as a result of Odell's performance of the aforementioned Graham Norton Show. Paul McCartney completes an all male, all British, all singer/songwriter, all new top three with his (solo) career-spanning compilation, Pure McCartney debuting at No.3 (13,366 sales). It is his 35th post-Beatles album to chart, and the third in a row to reach No.3, emulating his last two studio albums, Kisses On

The Bottom (23,849 sales) in February 2012, and New (15,724 sales) in October 2013. It extends his overall album chart career since The Beatles' Please Please Me opened their account in 1963 to more than 53 years and - with Beatles albums factored in - is his 74th album chart entry in total, one for each year of his life. Re-promoted ahead of their appearance in Glastonbury's 'legends' slot on Sunday (19th), All Over The World: The Very Best Of ELO catapults 135-4 (12,124 sales) surpassing the No.6 peak it achieved on its second week in the chart when originally released in 2005. Also returning to the Top 40 in 2006 (No.28), 2011 (No.10), 2012 (also No.10), 2014 (No.18) and 2015 (No.26) overall sales of the album are approaching 1m. She released two modestly successful albums in the 1990s but Wolverhampton-born R&B singer Beverley Knight has emerged as one of the country's most consistent female singers of the current millennium, with her new album Soulville, which debuts at No.9 (8,193 sales) becoming her sixth studio effort in a row to make the Top 20 this century. Her first album in nearly five years, it was recorded in Memphis, and includes both original songs and soul classics, among them, Private Number (feat. Jamie Cullum), Hold On, I'm Comin' (feat. Sam Moore from Sam & Dave, who originally recorded the song) and I Can't Stand The Rain. Two of Soulville's predecessors also made the Top 10, with Who I Am reaching No.7 in 2002, and Music City Soul getting to No.8 in 2007. A 2006 compilation - Voice: The Best Of Beverley Knight - also made the Top 10, reaching No.9. With sales to date of 338,724 copies it is her biggest seller, while Who I Am is her top studio album, with 234,515 sales. Her last album, Soul UK, peaked at No.13 (8,686 sales) in 2011 and has cumulative sales of 33,363 copies. No.1 last week, Paul Simon's Stranger To Stranger slides to No.8 (9,695 sales). The rest of the Top 10, also in decline, are Drake's Views (2-5, 11,732 sales), Coldplay's A Head Full Of Dreams (3-6, 11,603 sales), Beyonce's Lemonade (4-7, 10,012 sales) and Catfish And The Bottlemen's The Ride (5-10, 6,997 sales). Overall album sales are up 8.94% week-on-week at 1,676,713. Streaming accounted for 506,879 sales - 30.23% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are up 17.07% week-on-week at 1,169,834, 9.30% below same week 2015 sales of 1,289,849. After four weeks topping the paid-for sales table, Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop The Feeling is overtaken by Franco/Australian teaming Kungs Vs. Cookin' On 3 Burners' This Girl but with streaming now playing such a dominant role in determining overall chart placings, neither can dislodge Drake's One Dance (feat. Wizkid & Kyla), which tops the chart for the 10th week in a row, with just 13,152 paid-for sales massively bolstered by 47,714 streaming sales, generating an overall tally of 60,866. The only other single in the 21st century to rack up 10 weeks at No.1 is Rihanna's Umbrella, which did so in the paid-for sales only era in 2007 (One Dance has topped on paid-for sales only three times and is currently ranked No.9 on that index). We have to go all the way back to 1994, when Wet Wet Wet's version of Love Is All Around spent 15 weeks at No.1 to find a more dominant title. There's another landmark for One Dance and for Mike Posner's I Took A Pill In Ibiza this week, with both passing the million mark on combined paid-for sales and streams. One Dance's to-date tally of 1,022,051 includes 366,638 paid-for sales and 655,413 from streaming. I Took A Pill In Ibiza - which spent four weeks at No.1 and ends a 15 week run in the Top 10 this week, falling 10-11 (31,797 sales) - has an almost identical combined tally of 1,022,302 sales, with more paid-for (401,222) and fewer from streams (621,080). With 32,436 paid-for sales and a further 26,657 from streams for a grand total of 59,093, This Girl climbs 4-2 for Kungs Vs. Cookin' On 3 Burners, with Timberlake's Can't Stop The Feeling ending a four week run at No.2 by dipping to No.3 (54,404 sales, 27,067 from streams). The only new arrival in the Top 10 is Cheat Codes x Kris Kross Amsterdam's Sex, which improves its chart placing for the ninth week in a row, but ends 16 straight weeks of sales growth as it moves 11-9 (35,479 sales). Overall singles sales are down 4.51%% week-on-week at 9,543,283. Streams accounted for 7,781,195 sales, 81.54% of the total. Paid-for sales are up 1.64% week-on-week at 1,762,088 - 23.89% below same week 2015 sales of 2,315,204 and below same-week, previous-year sales for the 149th week in a row.  COMPLETE CHARTS

Oricon Album Chart
No.1  Domoto Tsuyoshi 'Grateful Rebirth'

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GfK Album Chart
No.1  Volbeat 'Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie'

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