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Muse bow with 4th global no.1 album
Friday, June 26, 2015
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
 

It's a little sensation, 13 years after the last studio album 'October Road', the 67 year-old legendary American singer / songwriter James Taylor released his 17th album and lands the first global number one in his long career! 'Before This World' opens at the summit with 123.000 sales, 95.900 of it in the USA alone, another 13.500 in United Kingdom. Five-time Grammy Award winner James Taylor began his career in 1970 with the song 'Fire And Ice' (no.9 in the week 49, 1970) and landed the biggest hit some months later with a cover of the Carole King classic 'You've Got A Friend' (no.4 in the week 31, 1971). For this song he won a Grammy Award for the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 1971. His 'Greatest Hits' compilation from 1976 peaked at no.15 in the US Billboard Charts. However it became a steady seller for many years and sold more than 11 million copies to date in this country alone. Back to this week's hitlist: shy behind James Taylor follows last week's no.1 album, 'Drones' by Muse with 122.000 sales, a 66%

decline compared to the initial week. Behind at no.3 lands the second highest debut of the week, 'The Original High' by American singer and stage actor Adam Lambert. It's his third album and starts with 69.000 sales globally, 41.800 of it in the USA, another 9.500 in United Kingdom and 4.800 in Canada. Ed Sheeran's six-million seller 'X' is now exactly one year on the tally and makes an impressive jump back from no.11 to no.5 with another 59.000 sales. On the year-to-date chart 'X' ranks still at no.2 with 2.565.000 sales, behind Taylor Swift's '1989' with 2.944.000 sales. The complete half-year balance sheet of the Global Album and Track Chart 2015 here on our FACEBOOK account. Some additional sales stats: 'My Everything' by Ariana Grande sold 9.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 1.573.000 so far, 'Night Visions' by Imagine Dragons sold 14.000 units last week, 4.478.000 so far, the 'Frozen' soundtrack sold 17.000 units last week and has a total of 8.316.000 copies so far, '1000 Forms Of Fear' by Sia sold 1.179.000 copies so far, 'Listen' by David Guetta 1.049.000, and 'Sol Invictus' by Faith No More 183.000.  COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  There's a new feature on our website: NO.1 CHRONICLES. It's a list with all number one songs of the United World Chart in a chronological order with song-credits and many interesting facts about each tune. The feature is under construction, for the moment there's a test run with the no.1 smashes of the time between 2010 and 2015. In the next months the site will be expanded to the full 60 years of our chart-history. Back to this week's hitlist: Will be 'Cheerleader' the next global number one? The Felix Jaehn Remix of the reggae / pop song by Jamaican singer Omi climbed constantly over the last weeks and reaches now no.2 globally with 297.000 points (up 6%). For the moment 'See You Again' by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth has still the lead. It reigns now for an impressive 10th week with 328.000 points (down 8%). Highest new entry of the week is 'Five More Hours', a collaboration between American R&B star Chris Brown and Mexican DJ Deorro. The song bows at no.26 with 82.000 points. American rapper Silento debuts at no.32 with 'Watch Me' and 72.000 points, finally Swedish electronic duo Galantis jumps at no.39 with 'Runaway (U&I)' and 61.000 points. Outside our weekly Top 40 waiting among other Bangtan Boys' 'For You' at no.48, Feder feat. Lyse's 'Goodbye' at no.53, and Nicky Jam feat. Enrique Iglesias' 'El Perdón' at no.59 for their first appearance on the big list.  COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART



Global Chart - 10 Years Ago
No.1
'Don't Phunk With' Black Eyed Peas
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Global Chart - 40 Years Ago
No.1
'I'm Not In Love' 10CC
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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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USA
Billboard Report
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Wiz Khalifa no.1 on Billboard Hot 100 'Again'
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
by Keith Caulfield, Los Angeles

Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth, tops the Billboard Hot 100 for an 11th week, moving to within a week of the record for the longest stay at No. 1 ever for a rap single. 'See You

Again' is a week from tying the longest reign ever for a rap hit, while Gomez's 'Good for You' launches as the week's best-selling song. Plus, three songs hit the top 10, by The Weeknd, Silento and Selena Gomez, with Gomez's "Good for You," featuring A$AP Rocky, blasting onto the Hot 100 at No. 9. It also enters the Digital Songs chart at No. 1. "Again," from the blockbuster film Furious 7, and released on Atlantic Records and promoted to radio by Roadrunner Promotions, keeps the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 by tallying a sixth week atop the Radio Songs chart with 163 million in all-format audience (down 3 percent), according to Nielsen Music. It holds at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (15.4 million U.S. streams, down 7 percent), after eight weeks on top, and falls 4-7 on Digital Songs (98,000 downloads sold, down 17 percent, in the week ending June 28), which it led for seven weeks. It also passes 3 million (3.1 million) in sales to-date. "Again" holds the top rank on the Hot 100 with a smaller margin of victory than

it sported last week over the No. 2 track, Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood," featuring Kendrick Lamar, as the former decreases by 8 percent in overall activity and the latter, by 4 percent. "Blood" spends a fifth week at No. 2 after scoring a frame at No. 1, interrupting the reign of "Again" on the chart dated June 6. "Blood" pushes 3-2 on Radio Songs (152 million, up 6 percent); falls 1-3 on Digital Songs (147,000, down 15 percent), after five weeks on top; and keeps at No. 7 on Streaming Songs (9 million, down 4 percent). OMI's "Cheerleader" charges 4-3 on the Hot 100. The reggae artist's breakthrough hit bullets for a second week at No. 2 on Digital Songs (175,000, up 10 percent), darts 6-4 on Streaming Songs (10.6 million, up 11 percent) and reaches the Radio Songs top 10

(12-8; 83 million, up 22 percent). Looking ahead, "Cheerleader" has the markings of a challenger for No. 1 on the Hot 100. With "Blood" still gaining in airplay, it has a chance to reclaim the top spot from "Again," but the momentum of "Cheerleader," which gains in all three Hot 100 metrics (sales, airplay and streaming), and is up by 13 percent in overall chart points, makes it perhaps a stronger contender for a potential coronation. Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen" dips 3-4 on the Hot 100 after reaching No. 2. It logs a fourth week at No. 1 on Streaming Songs (19.4 million, essentially even as compared to last week) and a sixth week atop the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (5.5. million, down 4 percent). Rounding out the Hot 100's top five, Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance" holds at No. 5 after rising to No. 4. It rules the Hot Rock Songs chart for a 14th week. Over on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart rock band Breaking Benjamin celebrates its first No. 1 -- and their best sales week ever -- as Dark Before Dawn arrives in the top slot. The set moved 141,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 28, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 135,000 were pure album sales -- the group’s best week ever. Previously, Breaking Benjamin’s best sales frame came when its last studio effort, 2009’s Dear Agony, bowed at No. 4 with 134,000. That wasn’t their highest charting album, however, as that honor had fallen to 2006’s No. 2-peaking Phobia (though it started with a smaller sum: 125,000). Breaking Benjamin leads a busy new top 10, as four more albums debut in the region. Singer Tori Kelly sees her first full-length album, Unbreakable, bow in the No. 2 slot with 75,000 units (of which 65,000 are traditional album sales). The album was preceded by the singles “Nobody Love” (which reached No. 16 on the Pop Songs airplay chart) and “Should’ve Been Us” (which climbs 32-26 on the latest chart). Kelly previously reached the Billboard 200 with the EP Forward, which debuted and peaked at No. 16 in 2013. Country star Kacey Musgraves is up next on the Billboard 200, as her second album, Pageant Material, debuts at No. 3 with 60,000 units (including 55,000 in pure album sales -- her best sales frame yet). Her 2013 debut Same Trailer Different Park launched at No. 2 with 43,000 -- her previous largest sales week. The new album’s current single, “Biscuits,” has so far peaked at No. 41 on the Country Airplay chart. Taylor Swift’s 1989 dips 2-4 in its 35th week on the chart (54,000 units; down 6 percent) and last week’s No. 1, James Taylor’s Before This World, falls 1-5 with 50,000 (down 49 percent). R&B newcomer Leon Bridges debuts at No. 6 with his first album Coming Home, as it enters with 42,000 units. It also starts at No. 1 on both Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and R&B Albums. The set’s breakout single, “Coming Home,” peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists chart in April. During the album’s release week, Bridges played NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (June 22) and garnered coverage on National Public Radio’s Fresh Air (June 25). Ed Sheeran’s x descends 4-7 with 35,000 units (down 10 percent), Sam Hunt’s Montevallo moves 6-8 with 30,000 units (down 6 percent) and Maroon 5’s V is steady at No. 9 with 27,000 units (down 1 percent). Rounding out the top 10 is a new entry at No. 10: Walt Disney Records’ Teen Beach 2 TV soundtrack, which sails in with 24,000 units. It follows 2013’s Teen Beach Movie soundtrack, which debuted at No. 8 and later peaked at No. 3.  COMPLETE CHARTS


Spotlight
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


United Kingdom
Music Week Report
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Tinie Tempah lands another number one
Monday, June 29, 2015
by Alan Jones, London

Tinie Tempah scores his sixth number one and Jess Glynne her fourth as their collaboration Not Letting Go debuts atop the singles chart on sales of 110,001 copies (including 10,840 from streams), ending the four week reign of Jason Derulo's Want To Want Me, which slips to number three (51,803 sales). The introductory single from Tempah's still to be

named third album, Not Letting Go is his third number one as primary artist following first hit Pass Out and third hit Written In The Stars (feat. Eric Turner), both of which were released in 2010. Since then, Tempah has had a trio of number ones as featured rapper on Rita Ora's R.I.P. (2012), DVBBS & Borgeous's Tsunami (Jump) (2014) and Cheryl's Crazy Stupid Love (2014). The biggest seller to bear Tempah's name, however, wasn't a number one - it was another track on which he garnered a featured credit - Labrinth's Earthquake, which has sold 956,7145 copies, putting his own Pass Out (929,399) in the shade. Tempah is the only artist to have six number ones this decade, moving ahead of Rihanna, Calvin Harris, Will.I.Am and Bruno Mars, all of whom have had five. Three of Glynn's four number ones are also in a featured capacity - Not Letting Go, Clean Bandit's Rather Be and Route 94's My Love (both 2014). She had her first number one in her own right with Hold My Hand in April. Glynne is a novice

compared to Tempah, with just six hits to her credit in all, compared to his tally of 21. After moving 70-46 last week when it had limited availability, Belgian DJ Lost Frequencies' Are You With Me is now fully released and surges to number two (99,271 sales). His first hit here, it has already been a number one record in Austria, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland as well as his home country. There's an even bigger move within the Top 200 for I Don't Like It, I Love It by Flo Rida feat. Robin Thicke & Earth, Wind & Fire bassist Verdine White. The track debuted last week at number 144 on streaming alone, but is now fully available and vaults to number seven. It is the second single from Flo Rida's upcoming fifth album My House, following G.D.F.R. (feat. Sage The Gimini and

Lookas) which opened and peaked at number three in March on sales of 67,972 copies. It is his 14th Top 10 hit, and 24th hit in all. Walk The Moon's Shut Up & Dance reaches a new peak, climbing 5-4 (5,389 sales). The rest of the Top 10: Lean On Me (2-5, 47,722 sales) by Major Lazer feat. MO & DJ Snake, Cheerleader (3-6, 47,541 sales) by OMI, Trap Queen (8-8, 39,130 sales) by Fetty Wap, Five More Hours (4-9, 38,706 sales) by Deorro feat. Chris Brown and Runaway (U & I) (6-10, 33,272 sales) by Galantis. Overall singles sales increased 3.11% week-on-week to 6,994,280. Streaming accounted for 4,478,036 sales – 64.02% of the total. Under previously existing criteria where only paid-for purchases were included, overall singles sales are up 9.37% week-on-week at 2,516,244. That's 11.76% below same week 2014 sales of 2,851,548 and the 98th consecutive week in which they have declined versus a year ago. Its sales barely a fifth of those with which it debuted at number one three weeks ago, Florence & The Machine's How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful nevertheless bounces 2-1 to secure its second week as the UK's number one artist album. Its sales continue to fall however, with just 14,419 'sales', including 836 from streams, in the latest frame, a reduction of 24.97% week-on-week. That fall would have been greater - and the album would probably not have returned to number one - had it not be for a Friday night's BBC2 screening of the act's incendiary Friday night set at Glastonbury's Pyramid stage. Attracting enthusiastic audiences and building their profile since 2010, Wolf Alice have only now released their first album, My Love Is Cool, which led on sales flashes all week but was eventually overhauled by Florence & The Machine and debuts at number two on sales of 13,891 copies (including 562 from streams). Although the London rock quartet commercially released 18 songs prior to the album - a combination of singles, bonus tracks and EPs - none of them has charted hitherto, although Bros (number 157, 2,791 sales) provides their singles chart debut this week. Drawing members from around the country, Everything Everything score their second Top 10 album, with their third album, Get To Heaven, debuting at number seven (10,478 sales). It instantly surpasses their debut set Man Alive, which sold 7,087 copies when opening and peaking at number 17 in 2010, but not 2013 follow-up Arc, which sold 13,679 copies to debut/peak at number five in 2013. Man Alive has thus far sold 64,861 copies, while Arc has sold 50,012 copies. The third and final new entry to the Top 10 is Coming Home (number eight, 8,486 sales), the first album by 25 year old Texan Leon Bridges, a retro soul singer who impressed many when he sang a couple of songs on Later...With Jools Holland last month. Bridges co-wrote all of the songs on the album with Austin Michael Jenkins, Chris Vivion and Joshua Block. After two weeks at number one, Muse's Drones dips to number three (11,702 sales). Two former number ones return to the Top 10 - Taylor Swift's 1989 bounces 12-4 (11,365 sales) in the wake of publicity generated by her successful campaign against Apple, while James Bay's Chaos And The Calm dashes 11-6 (10,658 sales) as Let It Go (45-17, 22,761 sales) becomes his second Top 20 single. Bay was also one of the first acts to appear at Glastonbury 2015, and was helped by BBC Three's screening of his Friday set. The rest of the Top 10: X by Ed Sheeran holds at number five (11,126 sales), Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour repeats at number nine (7.900 sales) and Paul Simon's The Ultimate Collection dips 3-10 (7,740 sales). Overall album sales are down 9.48% week-on-week at 1,687,254. Streaming accounted for 411,148 sales - 24.37% of the total. Under previously existing criteria where only paid-for purchases were included, overall album sales are down 12.11% week-on-week at 1,276,106 - 8.56% below same week 2014 sales of 1,395,574.  COMPLETE CHARTS



Japan
Oricon Single Chart
No.1  Hey! Say! Jump 'Jumping Car'

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Germany
Media Control Album Chart
No.1  Lindemann
'Skills In Pills'
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