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The Old-Ones beat the Youngsters
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden

Between all these important new releases of the season... from Lady GaGa, Bruno Mars till Canadian R&B innovator The Weeknd, the legendary band Metallica scores with the biggest opening sales. 'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct', their 10th studio album, found massive 674,000 buyers globally in its first week at retail. Here are some local sales: 281,600 in the United States (according to Nielsen Music), nearly 100,000 in Germany (according to GfK), 55,000 in United Kingdom (according to OCC), 49,000 in Canada (according to Nielsen Music), 40,400 in France (according to SNEP), 26,400 in Australia (according to ARIA), 25,900 in Japan (according to Oricon), and 9,000 in Italy (according to FIMI). 'Hardwired...To Self-Destruct' is Metallica's first studio album since eight years. 'Death Magnetic' started also easily at the top position with 815,000 sales in the week 39, 2008. In the nineties Metallica gained cult status with their self-titled set, well known as the 'Black Album'. Released in 1991, it sold around 25

million copies to date, the most successful metal album in the music history and a milestone. It ranks at no.36 on Media Traffic's ALL TIME CHART. Behind 'Hardwired' bows Bruno Mars' third effort '24k Magic' with 368,000 copies, 194,400 of it in the United States alone. His former studio set 'Unorthodox Jukebox', released in December 2012, moved around 6,5 million units to date. Rounds out the top three is five member Japanese boy group Sexy Zone with their first compilation '5th Anniversary Best' and 151,000 copies sold, according to Oricon. And now, as every week, additional stats from 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 6,000 / 9,744,000, '21' by Adele 9,000 / 28,300,000,  '25' by Adele 33,000 / 19,290,000, '57th & 9th' by Sting 49,000 / 135,000, 'A Head Full Of Dreams' by Coldplay 23,000 / 3,773,000, 'A Moon Shaped Pool' by Radiohead 4,000 / 1,093,000, 'Anti' by Rihanna 8,000 / 1,402,000, 'Beauty Behind The Madness' by The Weeknd 8,000 / 2,307,000, 'Blurryface' by Twenty One Pilots 30,000 / 2,095,000, 'Chapter And Verse' by Bruce Springsteen 10,000 / 267,000, 'Christmas' by Michael Bublé 46,000 / 10,508,000, 'Dangerous Woman' by Ariana Grande 19,000 / 950,000, 'Day Breaks' by Norah Jones 23,000 / 313,000, 'Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway' by Barbra Streisand 5,000 / 448,000, 'Encore Un Soir' by Celine Dion 12,000 / 731,000, 'Fantôme' by Hikaru Utada 16,000 / 595,000, 'Glory' by Britney Spears 5,000 / 298,000, 'Here' by Alicia Keys 25,000 / 129,000, 'Illuminate' by Shawn Mendes 26,000 / 455,000, 'Immortalized' by Disturbed 10,000 / 1,067,000, 'Joanne' by Lady GaGa 49,000 / 574,000, 'Keep Me Singing' by Van Morrison 8,000 / 160,000, 'Lemonade' by Beyoncé 10,000 / 2,598,000, 'Nobody But Me' Michael Bublé 48,000 / 417,000, 'Oh My My' by OneRepublic 11,000 / 171,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber 19,000 / 5,173,000, 'Revolution Radio' by Green Day 21,000 / 401,000, '7/27' by Fifth Harmony 4,000 / 405,000, 'Skeleton Tree' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 6,000 / 257,000, the 'Suicide Squad' soundtrack 21,000 / 755,000, 'The Getaway' by Red Hot Chili Peppers 11,000 / 1,145,000, 'The Heavy Entertainment Show' by Robbie Williams 45,000 / 215,000, 'The Wonder Of You' by Elvis Presley & The Royal Philhamronic Orchestra 43,000 / 266,000, 'This House Is Not For Sale' by Bon Jovi 30,000 / 285,000, 'This Is Acting' by Sia 22,000 / 1,180,000, 'View' by Drake 17,000 / 2,542,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 7,000 / 8,639,000.  COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  As usual, a new single from the Japanese pop phenomenom AKB 48 is the clear new number one of the Global Track Chart. 'High Tension' is the 25th global number one smash for the act and it sold exactly 1,180,047 singles in its initial week, according to Oricon. 'Black Beatles' by American hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd with guest vocals by American rapper Gucci Mane rises another slot to the vice-position, driven by another 14% points increase to 357,000. 'Starboy' by Canadian R&B star The Weeknd loses one place and ranks now at no.3, but it wins another little 1% in points to 323,000. Both songs, 'Starboy' and 'Black Beatles' have a chance to reach number one on next week's hitlist, according to the recent figures from the industry. Will be 'Can't Stop The Feeling' by Justin Timberlake the biggest hit of 2016? On the year-to-date chart there is only a gap of 9,000 points now, between 'Can't Stop The Feeling' (8,079,000) and the current leader 'One Dance' by Drake feat. WizKid & Kyla (8,088,000). The latter is at no.35 on our weekly tally with 68,000 points, but Justin placed significantly higher at no.18 with 114,000 points. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other 'Pierrot' by Generations from Exile Tribe at no.42, 'Party Monster' by the Weeknd at no.43, 'Love On The Weekend' by John Mayer at no.48, and 'Would I Lie To You' by David Guetta, Cedric Gervais & Chris Willis at no.57 for their first appearance on the big list.  COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART

Global Chart ~ 20 Years Ago
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Global Chart ~ 30 Years Ago
'True Blue' Madonna
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Billboard Report
'Black Beatles' leads Hot 100 for third week
Thuesday, November 29, 2016
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

Metallica scores its sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with the arrival of Hardwired… to Self-Destruct. The set debuts atop the list with 291,000 equivalent album units earned in the

week ending Nov. 24, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 282,000 were in traditional album sales. Hardwired was released on Metallica’s own Blackened Records on Nov. 18. Hardwired’s start is the third-largest debut of 2016 — both in terms of overall units and traditional album sales — behind only the arrivals of Drake’s Views (1.04 million units; 852,000 in sales) and Beyonce’s Lemonade (653,000 units; 485,000 sales). Hardwired is Metallica’s first studio album since 2008’s Death Magnetic, which also bowed at No. 1, with 490,000 copies sold in its first week. Metallica’s last six studio albums, stretching back to its self-titled album (usually referred to as The Black Album) in 1991, have debuted at No. 1. Before Death Magnetic, the band topped the chart with St. Anger (in 2003), Reload (1997), Load (1996) and Metallica (1991). At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic debuts with 231,000 units (194,000 in traditional album sales — Mars’ best sales week yet). It’s his third studio album, and

all three have debuted in the top three on the chart. 24K Magic follows 2012’s Unorthodox Jukebox, which opened at No. 2 with 192,000 in sales and reached No. 1 the following year. Before that, Mars’ debut full-length set, 2010’s Doo-Wops & Hooligans, bowed and peaked at No. 2 (55,000 in its first week, later seeing its best frame over Christmas of that year: 84,000). The albums have sold 2.51 and 2.54 million copies, respectively, to date. As Metallica and Mars both bow with more than 200,000 units for their respective albums, it marks the first time two albums have simultaneously launched with at least 200,000 in a year. (We’ve had a number of albums bow with 200,000 or more in 2016 — like Drake’s Views and Beyonce’s Lemonade — but they all arrived in separate

weeks.) It last happened on the Dec. 5, 2015-dated chart, when Justin Bieber's Purpose bowed at No. 1 with 645,000 (522,000 in sales) and One Direction's Made in the A.M. debuted at No. 2 with 459,000 (402,000 in sales). Next up on the new Billboard 200, Miranda Lambert notches the highest charting country album from a female artist in more than a year, as her new The Weight of These Wings debuts at No. 3 with 133,000 units (122,000 in traditional album sales). The last woman to rank higher on the chart with a country album was Carrie Underwood, who saw her Storyteller album spend its first two weeks on the chart at No. 2 (Nov. 14-21, 2015). It was also the last country album by a woman to launch with a bigger unit total and sales start: 177,000 units and 164,000 copies sold. The Weight of These Wings, a double album, is Lambert’s sixth studio effort. It’s her fifth consecutive top 10-charting album, following Platinum (No. 1 in 2014), Four the Record (No. 3, 2011), Revolution (No. 8, 2009) and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (No. 6, 2007). Her first album, Kerosene, debuted and peaked at No. 18 in 2005. Back on the new Billboard 200, Pentatonix’s A Pentatonix Christmas dips 2-4 with 101,000 units (though it’s up 80 percent) and A Tribe Called Quest’s We Got it From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service falls 1-5 in its second week (59,000 units, down 56 percent). The soundtrack to Trolls moves 3-6 with 53,000 units (up 12 percent) while Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood’s collaborative holiday album, Christmas Together, rises 11-7 with 39,000 units (up 84 percent). The latter set gives Brooks his 17th top 10 album, and Yearwood her third (and first since 2005’s No. 4-peaking Jasper County). Rounding out the top 10 are Rae Sremmurd’s Sremmlife 2 (4-8 with a little more than 38,000 units, down 11 percent), the original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton (6-9 with 38,000 units, up 24 percent) and Drake’s Views (5-10 with 34,000 units, up 8 percent). Hamilton likely rises thanks to publicity generated by the brouhaha over vice president-elect Mike Pence’s visit to the show on Nov. 11. Rae Sremmurd tops the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Dec. 10) for a third week with "Black Beatles," featuring Gucci Mane. It continues atop the Hot 100 with momentum again from its use in viral Mannequin Challenge videos. The phenomenon seemingly began with an Oct. 26 tweet showing students at Jacksonville, Florida's Edward H. White High School in mannequin poses; while that clip didn't feature music, "Beatles" has found synchs in an onslaught of subsequent videos. "Beatles," the first Hot 100 No. 1 for the brother duo of Khalif "Swae Lee" and Aaquil "Slim Jxmmi" Brown (and likewise the first leader for Gucci Mane), is the top-selling and most-streamed song of the week for a third week (and is the top gainer in airplay for a second frame). It leads the Digital Song Sales chart with 138,000 downloads sold in the week ending Nov. 24, down 11 percent, according to Nielsen Music, and rules Streaming Songs with 55.9 million U.S. streams, up 3 percent. Of its streams for the week, 33.5 million were from YouTube clicks and 14.3 million from Spotify. The track also tops Billboard's audio subscription services-based On-Demand Streaming Songs chart for a third week (22.1 million on-demand streams, down 13 percent). The Chainsmokers' "Closer," featuring Halsey, holds at No. 2 on the Hot 100 after 12 spending weeks at No. 1, the longest domination of 2016. Following their performance of the song on the American Music Awards (AMAs) Sunday, Nov. 21, "Closer" boasts a 25 percent gain to 73,000 downloads sold (although it slips 3-4 on Digital Song Sales), while drawing 26.4 million streams (up 1 percent; it dips 2-4 on Streaming Songs). Meanwhile, "Closer" controls Radio Songs for a ninth week (146 million, essentially even week-over-week), tying OutKast's "Hey Ya!," which spent nine weeks on top in 2003-04, for the longest rule by a duo in the chart's 26-year history. (Among all acts, Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris" has spent the most time atop Radio Songs: 18 weeks in 1998.) The Weeknd's "Starboy," featuring Daft Punk, is stationary at No. 3 on the Hot 100, after peaking at No. 2 for five weeks. The song, also performed on the AMAs, gains by 14 percent to 28.3 million streams, as it holds at No. 3 on Streaming Songs. It keeps at No. 2 on Radio Songs (127 million, essentially on par with the prior week's total) and drops 2-3 on Digital Song Sales (75,000, down 11 percent; in the previous tracking week, it was helped by 69-cent iTunes Store sale-pricing). "Starboy," which crowns the Hot R&B Songs chart for a ninth week, is the title cut from The Weeknd's new album, released Friday (Nov. 25) and due on next week's charts.  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
Clean Bandit's 'Rockabye' remains at number one
Monday, November 28, 2016
by Alan Jones, London

The record-breaking run of consecutive No.1 singles to spend a minimum of three weeks at No.1 extends to eight, with Clean Bandit's second chart-topper, Rockabye (feat. Sean Paul and Anne-Marie) easing slightly, with a winning tally of 74,545 sales (including 43,063 from streams). It may yet equal the four-week run at the summit of Clean

Bandit's 2014 smash Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne) but Rockabye's lead over fraternal hip-hop duo Rae Sremmund's Black Beatles (feat. Gucci Mane) is shrinking fast, with the latter disc surging 4-2, with sales up 29.85% week-on-week at 62,674. Maroon 5 secure their seventh Top 5 single and Kendrick Lamar his third as their collaboration Don't Wanna Know jumps 8-5 (42,986 sales). Elsewhere in the Top 10, Little Mix's Shout Out To My Ex holds at No.3 (52,469 sales), James Arthur's Say You Won't Let Go falls 2-4 (50,569 sales), Bruno Mars' 24K Magic rallies 7-6 (42,201), Neiked's Sexual droops 6-7 (41,785 sales), The Weeknd's Starboy (feat. Daft Punk) falls 5-8 (41,360 sales), The Chainsmokers' Closer (feat. Halsey) remains at No.9 (38,748 sales) and Hailee Steinfeld & Grey's Starving (feat. Zedd) repeats at No.10 (34,405 sales). Overall singles sales are down 0.51% week-on-week at 10,469,894 - 36.95% above same week 2015 sales of 7,644,982. Streams accounted for a record 9,059,462 sales,

86.53% of the total. Paid-for sales are down 5.45% week-on-week at 1,410,432 – 27.06% below same week 2015 sales of 1,933,752 and below same-week, previous-year sales for the 172nd week in a row. Almost five years after they became the first and so far only group to win The X Factor and topped the chart with coronation single Cannonball. Little Mix have their first No.1 album with the appropriately titled Glory Days. Raising their game to fight off the challenge of America's Metallica and Bruno Mars - both of whom topped the chart last time out and occupy the other medal positions in an all-new top three - Little Mix scorched to the summit with Glory Days securing first week sales of 96,205 copies (including 4,475 from streams), the highest since David Bowie's Blackstar

opened 45 weeks ago with sales of 146,168 in the wake of his death. It surpasses both the highest first week sale for a Little Mix album - the previous record being set by Get Weird, which sold 60,053 copies on debut last November - and the highest sale in any week by a Little Mix album, eclipsing the same album's top tally of 70,525 in the week before Christmas last year. It is an impressive start for the album on which the girls co-wrote three of the tracks, including the No.1 smash Shout Out To My Ex. The album also includes the song Nobody Like You, which was partly written by Steve Robson, who thus achieves the rare feat of having songs on three consecutive No.1 albums, as he was also involved with the Robbie Williams and Olly Murs albums, which have topped for the last two weeks. Metallica's 10th studio album, Hardwired...To Self-Destruct valiantly fails to secure their fourth No.1, selling 57,769 copies as it debuts at No.2. It is the first album by the veteran rock quartet - all now in their early 50s - since Death Magnetic debuted atop the chart a little over eight years ago after selling 75,164 copies in just four days. It has sold 330,398 copies to date, more than any of their albums except their eponymous fifth album, which was released in 1991 and became their first chart-topper. It was nearly three years old by the time OCC chart compilation passed into the hands of Millward Brown in 1994, but has accumulated a chunky 700,676 sales since, and will undoubtedly be a million seller in total. Bruno Mars' first two albums debuted at No.1 but with the title track and introductory single 24K Magic unable to climb higher than No.5 thus far, the album of the same name has to settle for a No.3 debut on sales of 52,334 copies. That's down on Mars' first album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, which lifted the January sales gloom in 2011, selling 86,243 copies as it topped the list, and follow-up Unorthodox Jukebox, which dropped just before Christmas the following year, securing an even more impressive first frame of 136,391 sales. Perhaps because it had two years start and perhaps because it contains three No.1 singles, Doo-Wops & Hooligans is the bigger seller with a to-date tally of 1,712,854, whereas Unorthodox Jukebox, which houses no No.1s, has sold a still impressive 987,854 copies. Handing the baton to fellow X Factor collegians Little Mix, Olly Murs' 24 Hrs dips 1-6 (28,599 sales). The rest of the Top 10: Together (3-4, 45,690 sales) by Michael Ball & Alfie Boe, The Wonder Of You (5-5, 32,261 sales) by Elvis Presley, The Heavy Entertainment Show (6-7, 20,812 sales) by Robbie Williams Nobody But Me (8-8, 20,606 plays), Long Live The Angels (2-9, 20,193 sales) by Emeli Sande and Christmas (10-10, 16,625 sales) by Michael Buble. Climbing for the sixth week in a row, overall album sales are up 22.40% week-on-week at 2,527,633, their highest level of the year, and 15.87% above same week 2015 sales of 2,181,512. Streaming accounted for 570,692 sales – 22.58% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are up 30.85% week-on-week at 1,956,941 and are 15.11% above same week 2015 sales of 1,700,096.  COMPLETE CHARTS

Oricon Track Chart
No.1  'High Tension' AKB 48

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GfK Track Chart
No.1  Rag'n'Bone Man 'Human'

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