Justin Bieber reigns a third straight week
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
The surprise album by the
American rapper Drake and Future makes a grand entrace on the Global
Album Chart this week. 'What A Time To Be Alive' found 383,000 buyers
in its initial week, 334,400 copies of it in the United States alone.
Enough for a bow at the summit, it's Drake's and also Future's second
number one this year. Drake's 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late'
ruled in the week 9 with 559,000 sales and Future's 'DS2' topped in
the week 31 with 131,000 sales. 'What A Time To Be Alive' leads
massive 19 new-entries this week, eight of it reach the Top 10. Former
Pink Floyd member David Gilmour lands the second highest debut with
his fourth solo studio album. 'Rattle That Lock' arrives at the
vice-position with 220,000 sales, 69,900 of it in the United Stated
and 48,100 in United Kingdom. American model / singer / songwriter
Lana Del Rey shoots at no.3 globally with her fourth studio effort
'Honeymoon' and 206,000 sales. Lana's former set 'Ultraviolence' was a
clear number one in the
week 27, 2014 with 356,000
sales. Her biggest success so far was the second album 'Born To Die'
from 2012 with the big single smashes 'Video Games' and 'Summertime
Sadness'. This effort moved more than 5 million copies to date.
Rolling Stones legend and guitarist Keith Richard follows at no.4 this
week with his third solo album 'Crosseyed Heart' and 93,000 copies.
Rounds out the top five is seven-member J-pop group AAA (Attack All
Around). Their compilation '10th Anniversary Best' starts at no.1 in
Japan with 86,000 sales, according to Oricon. Some additional sales
stats: 'Title'' by Meghan Trainor sold 16,000 copies last week and
reaches a total of 1,558,000 so far, 'Wilder Mind' by Mumford & Sons
sold 14,000 units last week, 1,160,000 so far, the self-titled album
by Hozier sold 13,000 units last week and has a total of 1,745,000
copies so far, 'American Beauty / American Psycho' by Fall Out Boy
sold 900,000 copies so far, 'Four' by One Direction 590,000, and 'The
Endless River' by Pink Floyd 2,360,000.
COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART
Canadian teen idol / model /
singer / songwriter Justin Bieber holds the hot spot of the
Global Track Chart for a third consecutive week with 328,000 points, a
4% points decrease compared to the previous week. After four weeks on
the tally the tune has a total of 1,519,000 points. No change also on
the following places, 'Can't Feel My Face' by The Weeknd remains at
no.2 with 241,000 points, 'Locked Away' by R.City feat. Adam Levine is
still at no.3 with 218,000 points, an 11% increase over the last week.
'Wildest Dream' by Taylor Swift makes another big jump from no.10 to
no.6, driven by a 13% points increase to 153,000. Last week i wrote
that this song is the sixth Global Top 10 smash of Taylor Swift's
multi-million seller '1989'. I have researched the annals, there are
only three albums in history with more Global Top 10 hits: Michael
Jackson's 'Bad' from 1987 and 'Rhythm Nation 1814' by her sister Janet
from 1989. Both albums generated seven Top 10 smashes and there's Katy
Perry's 'Teenage Dream' from 2010 with six Top 10 hits. But the
re-issue 'Complete Confection' from 2012 has additional two big single
hits, so that album contains eight Global Top 10 hits... the
alltime record! For more informations check our
account. Back to our current tally, biggest winner of the week is
'Hotline Bling' by Drake. The track rises from no.22 to no.11, driven
by a 37% points boost to 141,000. 'Hotline Bling' based on a sample of
Timmy Thomas' anti-war hymn 'Why Can't We Live Together', a no.9
success in February 1973. Highest debut of the week is 'On My Mind' by
Ellie Goulding at no.13 with 126,000 points. Her former smash 'Love Me
Like You Do' from the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' soundtrack reached no.2 a
half year ago, and with a total of 6,863,000 points it ranks at no.5
on the year-to-date list.
Outside our weekly Top 40
waiting among other Elle King's Ex's &
Oh's at no.42, Adam
Lambert's 'Ghost Town' at no.50, and Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend's 'Like I'm Gonna
Lose You' at no.55 for their first
appearance on the big list.
COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART
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
click the picture to see a funny video
of that tune
Fetty Wap debuts at no.1 on Billboard 200 album chart
Thuesday, October 6, 2015
by Keith Caulfield & Silvio Pietroluongo, Los Angeles
crowns the Billboard 200 albums chart, as his self-titled debut studio
album opens at No. 1. The set, which was released Sept. 25 through RGF /
300 Entertainment, earned
129,000 equivalent album units in the week ending
Oct. 1, according to Nielsen Music.
Fetty Wap leads a busy week on the chart, where a total of seven albums debut in
the top 10. Fetty Wap’s No. 1 achievement follows a series of hit singles from
the artist earlier in 2015. He previously logged three top 10s on the Billboard
Hot 100 from the set with “Trap Queen” (peaking at No. 2), “679” (No. 6) and “My
Way” (No. 7).
The arrival of Fetty Wap at No. 1 was powered by 75,000 in pure album sales,
with the remainder of its 129,000 unit total earned from TEA and SEA (thanks in
part to the strong performance of the album’s successful singles).
Last week’s No. 1 album, Drake and Future’s surprise release What a Time to Be
Alive, slips to No. 2 in its second chart week with 107,000 units (down 72
Don Henley earns his highest charting solo album ever on the Billboard 200, as
his new Cass County set starts at No. 3 with 89,000 units. It’s also the top
selling album of the week (with 87,000 in pure album
sales) and leads the Top Album Sales chart.
Cass County is Henley’s first studio album in more than 15 years, since Inside
Job was released in May of 2000. Inside Job debuted and peaked at No. 7, and
marked his second solo top 10 effort, following 1989’s No. 8-peaking The End of
Henley is also of course a member of the band the Eagles, which has logged eight
top 10 albums on the Billboard 200, with six of those reaching No. 1. Country
titan George Strait achieves his 20th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 with the
No. 4 arrival of Cold Beer Conversation (86,000 units; 83,000 from pure album
sales). With the bow, Strait extends his record as the country artist with the
most top 10 albums on the Billboard 200. The Weeknd’s former No. 1, Beauty
Behind the Madness, falls two rungs to No. 5
in its fifth chart week (81,000 units; down 10 percent).
Country singer Thomas Rhett notches his second top 10 album as Tangled Up steps
in at No. 6 with 76,000 units (63,000 from pure album sales). Tangled Up is
Rhett’s second full-length studio album and follows the No. 6 debut and peak of
It Goes Like This in 2013 (which launched with 36,000 copies sold).
Taylor Swift’s 1989 spends a 49th straight week in the top 10 (which is also its
entire chart run) as it moves 8-7 with 41,000 units (down 4 percent).
Alternative band Chvrches starts at No. 8 with Every Open Eye, moving 38,000
units. The start trumps the group’s previous chart high, earned in 2013 with
Bones (No. 12 debut and peak). The new album also debuts at No. 1 on both the
Top Rock Albums and the Alternative Albums charts.
Dance duo Disclosure follows at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 with the debut of
their second album, Caracal (35,000 units; 25,000 in pure album sales). The
guest-filled set (which boasts acts like Sam Smith, Lorde and The Weeknd) gives
Disclosure its first top 10 album, surpassing the No. 36 peak of their debut
set, Settle, in 2014.
Closing out the Billboard 200’s top 10 is rock band The Dead Weather with their
third studio effort, Dodge and Burn, which bows at No. 10 with 33,000 units
(32,000 in pure album sales). It’s the third consecutive top 10 set for the
group, which previously hit the region with Sea of Cowards (No. 5 in 2010) and
Horehound (No. 6 in 2009). Over on the Billboard Hot 100
The Weeknd's "The Hills" keeps rolling, leading for a
third week. Meanwhile.
"Hills," released on XO/Republic Records, stays at the Hot 100's apex and
becomes the first song in six months to top the chart's three main component
tallies: Digital Songs, Radio Songs and Streaming Songs. On Digital Songs, the
track reigns for a second week with 105,000 downloads sold (down 5 percent) in
the week ending Oct. 1, according to Nielsen Music. It also leads Radio Songs
for a second week (146 million in audience, up 12 percent) and returns for a
second week in charge of Streaming Songs (2-1), with 18.5 million U.S. streams
(down 4 percent).
Justin Bieber's "What Do You Mean?" remains at No. 2 on the Hot 100 after its
No. 1 debut four weeks ago. The lead single from his Nov. 13 studio album holds
at No. 3 on Digital Songs (85,000 downloads sold, down 17 percent); slips 3-5 on
Streaming Songs (15.5 million, down 10 percent); and zips 8-5 on Radio Songs
(106 million, up 23 percent).
Drake darts into the Hot 100's top three with "Hotline Bling" (4-3). The track
keeps at No. 2 on Digital Songs (101,000, down 2 percent), while surging 5-4 on
Streaming Songs (15.7 million, up 11 percent) and 17-9 on Radio Songs (76
million, up 35 percent), marking his 13th Radio Songs top 10. Drake notches his
highest-charting Hot 100 hit in four years, since Lil Wayne's "She Will,"
featuring Drake, reached No. 3 in September 2011. "Bling" is Drake's
highest-ranking Hot 100 entry as a lead artist since his debut smash, "Best I
Ever Had," peaked at No. 2 for four weeks in summer 2009. COMPLETE CHARTS
Years & Years are a British-Australian electronica trio
founded in London. The group consists of frontman and keyboardist Olly
Alexander, bassist Mikey Goldsworthy and synth player Emre Turkmen. Years &
Years' music has been described as electropop, mixing R&B and '90s house
elements, with Flying Lotus, Diplo, Radiohead and Jai Paul being their core
influences. The band formed in 2010, after Goldsworthy moved to the United
Kingdom from Australia and met Turkmen online. Shortly afterwards, Alexander
joined the band as lead vocalist after Goldsworthy heard him singing in the
shower. The band was originally a five-piece group, with Noel Leeman and Olivier
Subria. Leeman left the band in 2013. Years & Years' debut single "I Wish I
Knew" was released in July 2012 on the label Good Bait, with the band performing
as a five-piece group. In 2013 the group signed to French label Kitsuné Records
as a three-piece and released their second single "Traps" in September 2013. In
2014 the group signed to Polydor Records and released the single "Take Shelter".
The EP reached the number 1 spot on the iTunes UK Singles Electronic Chart. In
January 2015, Years & Years won the prestigious BBC Sound of 2015. Years & Years
were also nominated for the Critics Choice Award for the Brit Awards 2015. Their
new single 'King' was released on March the 1st and became a number one smash in
the British Singles Charts. >> source: Wikipedia - click the picture
to see the video
Music Week Report
Sam Smith has the first Bond theme number one
Monday, October 5, 2015
by Alan Jones, London
Sam Smith racks up his fifth number one in total and his second
of 2015 with Writing's On The Wall, the theme from the eagerly awaited
new James Bond film, Spectre. The 23 year old first topped the list as
featured vocalist on Naughty Boy's La La La (June 2013), subsequently
adding Money On My Mind (March 2014), Stay With Me (May 2014) and the
John Legend duet version of Lay Me Down (March
Writing's On The Wall was penned by Smith and Jimmy Napes in just 20 minutes,
and is the James Bond franchise's very first number one, although its first week
sales of 69,604 (including 13,953 streams) are well below the 84,010 copies that
Adele's title track for the last Bond film, Skyfall, sold when it debuted at
number four exactly three years ago this week. The 12th Bond theme (out of 24)
to make the Top 10, Skyfall moved up to number two the following week, to share
with Duran Duran's 1985 eponymous theme for A View To A Kill the honour of being
the highest charting Bond theme hitherto.
Dethroned for the second time, Justin Bieber's What Do You Mean sold a further
57,019 copies last week as it dipped to number two.
R. City's debut hit Locked Away (feat. Adam Levine) holds at number three,
although its sales are up 29.90% week-on-week at 48,246. There are new peaks for
Ellie Goulding's On My Mind (7-6, 35,099 sales) and Pia Mia's Do It
Again (feat. Chris
Brown and Tyga, 9-8, 31,061 sales).
After debuting at number 11 last week, Runnin' (Lose It All) rises to number
nine (29,805 sales) for Naughty Boy feat. Beyonce & Arrow Benjamin. It is
Naughty Boy's fifth Top 10 hit, Beyonce's 30th and Benjamin's first.
Completing the Top 10 are Easy Love (2-4, 37,759 sales) by Sigala, Can't Feel My
Face (5-5, 35,256 sales) by The Weeknd, How Deep Is Your Love (4-7, 34,971
sales) by Calvin Harris + Disciples and Don't Be So Hard On Yourself (6-10,
28,587 sales) by Jess Glynne. Overall singles sales are up 3.06% week-on-week at
7,202,082. Streams accounted for 5,222,662 sales - 72.52% of the total.
Paid-for sales are up 3.97% week-on-week at 1,979,420 - 27.36% below
same week 2014 sales of 2,724,796 and the 112th week
in a row that they have fallen versus a year earlier.
It is the sixth week in a row that there are at least four new entries to the
Top 10 of the artist album but the rest can't compare, and dance duo Disclosure
are off to a purr-fect start with their second album Caracal - named after a
species of wild cat - debuting atop the list on sales of 26,789 copies
(including 2,498 streams).
Home to the singles Bang That, Holding On (feat. Gregory Porter) and Omen (feat.
Sam Smith), it is the second straight number one for the Lawrence siblings Guy
(24) and Howard (21), emulating first album Settle, which debuted atop the chart
on sales of 44,633 copies in June 2013. Although it sold fewer copies last week
than any number one for six weeks, Caracal had a surprisingly easy
passage to number one. Its nearest challenger was New Order's 10th
studio album, Music Complete, which debuts at number two (18,332 sales)
nearly 34 years after the group's 1981 debut Movement. Music Complete is
New Order's 11th Top 10 album - a total which includes three
compilations. Proving considerably more popular than immediate
predecessor Lost Sirens - which debuted and peaked at number 23 on sales
of 4,678 copies in January 2013 - it is actually their highest charting
album apart from back-to-back number ones Technique (1989) and Republic
Glasgow trio Chvrches' second album Every Open Eye starts at number four on
sales of 15,844 copies. That's five places and 27.62% higher first week sales
than first album The Bones Of What You Believe, which opened its chart career at
number nine two years ago last week, and has gone on to sell 120,318 copies.
Every Open Eye is number one in Scotland by some distance, with 62.78% more
sales than New Order at number two (Disclosure are number four). The Bones Of
What You Believe reached number five in Scotland.
The fourth senior citizen to secure a Top 10 album in the last fortnight, 68
year old Eagles singer and drummer Don Henley does so with Cass County (number
seven, 11,066 sales). Henley's fifth solo album, it arrives 15 years after his
fourth, and is his first Top 10 solo effort. It includes collaborations with
fellow seniors Mick Jagger, Dolly Parton and Merle Haggard. Henley has had nine
Top 10 albums with The Eagles, most recently in 2007, when their last studio
album Long Road Out Of Eden, debuted at number one on sales of 134,080. His last
solo album, Inside Job, debuted and peaked at number 25 on sales of 5,896 copies
David Gilmour's Rattle That Lock dips 1-3 (16,935 sales.)
Elsewhere in the Top 10, Jess Glynne's I Cry When I Laugh falls 3-5 (13,774
sales), The Stereophonics' Keep The Village Alive dips 5-6 (11,361 sales), Ed
Sheeran's X holds at number eight (10,900 sales) and there are re-entries for
The Weeknd's Beauty Behind The Madness (12-9, 10,153 sales) and Sam Smith's In
The Lonely Hour (11-10, 9,639 sales).
Overall album sales are up 2.45% week-on-week at 1,577,229. Streaming accounted
for 455,525 sales - 28.88% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are up 3.55%
week-on-week at 1,121,704 - 13.78% below same week 2014 sales of 1,300,914.