Chainsmokers puff on the throne again
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
American country musician
Jason Aldean lands his second number one on the Global Album Chart
with the new effort 'They Don't Know'. The album moved 143,000 copies
in its initial week, 130,900 of it in the USA alone. Jason's former
number one smash, 'Old Boots, New Dirt', started with 294,000 units in
the week 43, 2014. Something more back in time (2013/ 2014) the
British indie pop band Bastille landed a big hit with her 'Pompeii'.
The magnificent tune was massive 38 weeks on the Global Top 40 with a
total of 3,775,000 points. The associated album 'Bad Blood' sold
nearly 2 million copies to date worldwide. Now the band's second
studio album 'Wild World' is at retail and sold 101,000 copies in its
start week, enough for a jump at no.2 on the Album Chart. The
flamboyant Australian artist Nick Cave, referred to as rock music's
'Prince of Darkness', is back with his 16th studio album 'Skeleton
Tree'. It arrives at no.3 globally with 95,000 sales. Nick's 1996
album 'Murder Ballads' featured 'Where The Wild Roses Grow',
a duet with Kylie Minogue,
his most commercially successful single to date. Celine Dion's
French-speaking set 'Encore Un Soir', chart-leader of the last two
weeks, slides at no.5 after another 35% sales decline to 81,000
copies, a total of 516,000 after three weeks on the tally. 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 / 9,692,000, '21' by Adele 9,000 / 28,228,000, '25'
by Adele 34,000 / 19,014,000, 'A
Head Full Of Dreams' by Coldplay 22,000 / 3,586,000, 'A
Moon Shaped Pool' by Radiohead 11,000 / 1,002,000, 'Anti' by Rihanna 13,000 / 1,316,000, 'Beauty Behind The Madness' by
The Weeknd 6,000 / 2,247,000, 'Blonde' by Frank Ocean 24,000 /
450,000, 'Blurryface' by Twenty One Pilots 32,000
/ 1,816,000, 'Brave Enough' by Lindsey Stirling 13,000 / 113,000, 'California' by Blink 182
516,000, 'Cleopatra' by the Lumineers 6,000 /
448,000, 'Dangerous Woman' by
Ariana Grande 21,000 / 790,000, 'Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway'
by Barbra Streisand 43,000 / 319,000, 'Get Weird' by Little Mix 3,000 / 823,000,
'Glory' by Britney Spears 23,000 / 210,000, 'I Still Do' by Eric Clapton
3,000 / 378,000, 'Immortalized'
by Disturbed 13,000 / 963,000, 'Lemonade' by Beyoncé 28,000 /
2,442,000, 'Pure McCartney' by Paul
McCartney 3,000 / 248,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber
18,000 / 4,992,000, 'Revival' by Selena Gomez 5,000 / 815,000, 'Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie' by Volbeat
'7/27' by Fifth Harmony 8,000 / 343,000, the 'Suicide Squad'
soundtrack 44,000 / 500,000, 'Thank You' by Meghan
Trainor 7,000 / 459,000, 'The Getaway' by Red Hot Chili Peppers
20,000 / 933,000, 'This Is Acting' by Sia 16,000 / 986,000, 'View' by Drake
25,000 / 2,361,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 10,000 / 8,544,000
COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART 'Closer' by the
Chainsmokers feat. Halsey turns back to the summit of the
Global Track Chart. The EDM track scores now a third non-consecutive
week and wins another little 0,5% in points to 450,000. Also 'Cold
Water' and 'Let Me Love You' moving one slot forward, on the same
positions as a fortnight ago. Major Lazer's current smash is back at
the vice-position with 316,000 points (up 2%) and DJ Snake's
collaboration with Justin Bieber follows at no.3 with 269,000 points
(up 7,5%). As expected, Lady GaGa's 'Perfect Illusion', the first sign
of her upcoming album 'Joanne' (will be out in October), is this
week's highest debut at no.5 with 203,000 points. Biggest climber
called (how appropriate) 'The Greatest', Sia's collab with Kendrick
Lamar. After its first full week at retail, the track rockets from
no.32 to no.7, driven by a massive 172% points boost to 188,000.
Outside the Top 40 waiting among other 'Final Song' by Mø at no.41,
'Still Falling For You' by Ellie Goulding at no.48, 'Unsteady' by X
Ambassadors at no.49, and 'Ain't Your Mama' by Jennifer Lopez at no.58
for their first appearance on the big list.
COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART
Jason Aldean achieves third straight no.1 album
Thuesday, September 20, 2016
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
earns his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with arrival of
They Don’t Know. The set, which was released on Sept. 9 through
Macon/Broken Bow Records, earned 138,000
equivalent album units in the week ending Sept. 15,
according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 131,000 were in traditional album
sales. His last
two chart entries, which also happen to be his last two studio albums, likewise
opened atop the list. His last album, 2014’s Old Boots, New Dirt, launched at
No. 1 with 278,000 copies sold. Two years before that, Night Train rolled in at
No. 1 with 409,000 sold.
In total, They Don’t Know is Aldean’s sixth top 10 effort, and seventh charting
album. He previously hit the top 10 with My Kinda Party (No. 2 in 2010), Wide
Open (No. 4 in 2009) and Relentless (No. 4 in 2007). His self-titled debut album
peaked at No. 37 in 2005.
This year marks the first since 2001 that we've waited until a chart dated in
October for a country album to top the Billboard 200. That year, one country set
reigned: Garth Brooks' Scarecrow, on the Dec. 1, 2001, chart.
Drake’s former No. 1, Views, rises one rung to No. 2 with 59,000 units. Streams
of the set’s songs continue to drive the album’s high rank on the chart. In the
latest tracking week, Views’ streaming equivalent units totaled 43,000. (That
equals 63.8 million streams of Views’ songs.) Views was the most-streamed album
of the week, by total streams of its songs. Comparably, Aldean’s They Don’t Know
logged only 1.5 million streams for its tracks.
The Suicide Squad soundtrack also rises a notch, to No. 3, with 52,000 units.
Unlike Views, the Suicide Squad soundtrack’s units are evenly distributed across
traditional album sales (19,000 copies sold), track equivalent albums (16,000),
and streaming equivalent albums (17,000). At No. 4 is the second of five debuts
in the top 10, as Bastille’s Wild World enters with 43,000 units (35,000 copies
sold). It’s the band’s highest charting album, first top 10, and best sales week
It trumps the No. 11 debut and
peak of its first album, Bad Blood, which arrived with 34,000 sold in its first
week, back in 2013. Bastille also charted a pair of EPs, with Haunt (No. 104 in
2013) and Vs.: Other People’s Heartache Pt. III (No. 87 in 2014).
The Head and the Heart also score its highest-charting album yet, as Signs of
Light bows at No. 5 with 40,000 units (37,000 in traditional album sales). The
group previously hit the top 10 once, at No. 10, with its last album, Let’s Be
Still in 2013 (42,000 sold in its first week). Travis Scott’s Birds in the
Trap Sing McKnight, falls to No. 6 with 38,000 units (down 57 percent).
The Beatles notch their 32nd top 10 album, as Live at the Hollywood Bowl debuts
at No. 7 with 36,000 units (35,000 in traditional album sales). The group last
hit the top 10 in 2013 with On Air: Live at the BBC Volume 2 (No. 7).
The Beatles boast the third-most top 10s in the Billboard 200's history. The
Rolling Stones lead with 36, followed by Barbra Streisand, with 34.
The new album -- like its 1977 predecessor, The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl --
features songs from The Beatles’ three Hollywood Bowl performances in 1964 and
1965. The 1977 album peaked at No. 2, and eventually fell out of print.
Jack White’s new archival compilation, Acoustic Recordings: 1998-2016, enters at
No. 8 with 32,000 copies sold (30,000 in traditional album sales). The 26-song
set includes alternative versions, mixes and previously unreleased recordings
from White and his bands The White Stripes and The Raconteurs. Acoustic
Recordings is the third top 10 set for White, following a pair of No. 1s:
Lazaretto in 2014 and Blunderbuss in 2012.
The new set was a hot seller on vinyl LP, with 12,000 copies sold on the format,
and a debut at No. 1 on the Vinyl Albums chart. Acoustic’s vinyl sales mark the
biggest week for a vinyl set since Blink-182’s California started with 20,000
LPs sold back in July.
The sizable vinyl sales are usual for White, who is a fan of the format and set
a vinyl sales record in 2013 with Lazaretto. That album launched with 40,000
vinyl LPs sold -- the largest sales week for a vinyl LP since Nielsen Music
began electronically tracking sales in 1991.
Rounding out the new top 10 on the Billboard 200 are Ariana Grande’s Dangerous
Woman (rising 11-9 with 30,000 units; up 19 percent) and Florida Georgia Line’s
Dig Your Roots (dipping 5-10 with 30,000 units; down 29 percent).
The Chainsmokers lead the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Oct. 1) for a fifth week with
"Closer," featuring Halsey. Meanwhile, DJ Snake hits the top 10 with "Let Me
Love You," featuring Justin Bieber.
"Closer," released on Disruptor/Columbia Records, and the first Hot 100 No. 1
for both EDM duo The Chainsmokers (Drew Taggart and Alex Pall) and featured
alt/pop singer-songwriter Halsey, spends a sixth week atop the Digital Songs
chart with 170,000 downloads sold (down 15 percent) in the week ending Sept. 15,
according to Nielsen Music.
"Closer" tops the Streaming Songs chart for a fifth week, with 39.5 million U.S.
streams (down 2 percent), and the audio subscription services-based On-Demand
Songs streaming chart (23.3 million on-demand clicks, down 4 percent) for a
sixth frame. On Radio Songs, "Closer" jumps 9-4, drawing 113 million in airplay
audience, up 24 percent; it wins the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer award for a
Twenty One Pilots' "Heathens" holds at its No. 2 Hot 100 high, as the duo (Tyler
Joseph and Josh Dun) keeps at its best rank; its "Stressed Out" peaked at No. 2
in February. "Heathens" remains at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (21.7 million, up 5
percent); drops 2-3 on Digital Songs, but with a 7 percent gain to 91,000; and
hikes 15-11 on Radio Songs (82 million, up 21 percent). It logs a sixth week at
No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart.
Major Lazer's "Cold Water," featuring Justin Bieber and MO, is stationary at No.
3 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2. It stays at No. 3 on Streaming Songs,
where it spent its first three weeks at No. 1, with 19.6 million U.S. streams
(up 2 percent) and slips 3-4 on Digital Songs, which it led for a week (upon its
debut), but with a 27 percent gain to 71,000 sold (helped by a 69-cent price tag
in the iTunes Store during the tracking week; as of Friday, Sept. 16, it went
back to the regular $1.29). It rises 4-3 on Radio Songs (115 million, up 7
Kaleo 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
Music Week Report
Bastille having a second number one album
Monday, September 19, 2016
by Alan Jones, London
Upping the ante from last week, when there
were six new entries to the Top 10 for the first time in 2016, there are
seven this week, and a Top 4 made up entirely of debuts, all of which
sold significantly more copies than last week's No.1. Bastille's
second regular studio album, Wild World, is easily the biggest seller of
the week, opening atop the list on
sales of 36,039
copies (including 3,702 from streams).
It is their follow-up to Bad Blood, which was released in March 2013,
and also debuted at No.1, on significantly higher sales of 56,572
copies. Bad Blood returned to top the chart for a further two weeks just
prior to its first birthday, after Bastille won the Brit Award for Best
British Breakthrough Act, and eventually spun off five Top 75 hits. With
Good Grief - the first single from Wild World - raising the band's
profile in recent weeks, Bad Blood has had a resurgence. In the Top 75
for the 12th week in a row, it falls 38-45 (1,883 sales) this week,
raising its overall tally to 841,213. Meanwhile, the release of Wild
World has helped Good Grief to increase its streaming significantly,
enabling the track - which peaked six weeks ago at No.13 - to rally
27-20 (23,376 sales).
Nick Cave's last album, Push The Sky Away was released two weeks before
Bastille's Bad Blood in 2013 - and if he had gone with the same policy
this time he could well be celebrating his first No.1. Instead,
the UK-based Australian, who
turns 59 on Thursday, has to settle for a No.2 debut (22,902 sales) for
Skeleton Tree, his latest album with The Bad Seeds. His 16th chart
album, it nevertheless becomes his highest charting set to date, but
falls just short of achieving his biggest ever weekly sale, eclipsing
the No.3 debut but not the 23,104 sales that the aforementioned Push The
Sky Away achieved in 2013. The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl was the
12th of The Beatles' record tally of 15 No.1 albums, topping the chart
on debut in 1977, more than a decade after its tracks were recorded.
Never previously released on CD or as a download, its tracks now form
the basis of the expanded Live At The Hollywood Bowl, which opens at
No.3 (15,266 sales) this week. Beatles fans
are old school - the album
derives only 159 of its sales from streaming and 1,070 from paid-for
downloads, with the rest being accounted for by CDs. The album's release
ties in with the new Ron Howard documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A
Week - The Touring Years, which came out on Thursday. It should also get
a further boost when it is released on vinyl in November. It becomes the
Beatles' 27th Top 10 album in total, and the first addition to their
tally since 2006, when the mash-up set Love reached No.3. America loves
meatloaf but Britain loves Meat Loaf, the larger than life Texan, who
has landed 11 of the 12 studio albums he has released thus far in the
Top 10 here, including Braver Than We Are, his latest collaboration with
songwriter Jim Steinman, which debuts at No.4 (14,969 sales). Missing
out on the Top 10 only with 1986 effort Blind Before I Stop - an
ill-fitting set produced by Boney M mentor Frank Farian which peaked at
No.28 - the 68 year old Meat Loaf first hit paydirt with his classic
debut album Bat Out Of Hell in 1978, and has rarely faltered in UK chart
terms, though he has a less impressive tally of just two Top 10 albums
in his native USA, where last album Hell In A Handbasket - a No.5
success here on sales of 16,513 copies - peaked at a lowly No.100 in
2011. Although it peaked at No.9 here, Bat Out Of Hell is one of the
UK's biggest selling albums, with a to-date tally of 3,282,302 sales.
The rest of the week's Top 10 debuts are by Scots, with KT Tunstall's
Kin opening at No.7 (6,823 sales), Twin Atlantic's GLA at No.9 (6,120
sales). Teenage Fan Club's Here at No.10 (5,935 sales). After taking the
top two slots last week, sibling duos Ward Thomas and The Carpenters
descend in tandem, with the former's Cartwheels ebbing 1-5 (9,153 sales)
and the latter's The Nation's Favourite Carpenters Songs descending 2-6
(8,082 sales). The only other album from last week's Top 10 to remain in
the top tier is Drake's Views (8-8, 6,122 sales). Overall album sales
are up 1.92% week-on-week at 1,518,758. Streaming accounted for 535,764
sales - 35.28% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are up 2.44%
week-on-week at 982,994, and are 9.66% below same week 2015 sales of
1,088,084. There's a clean sweep of new entries in the
Top 4 of the album chart but the Top 4 of the singles chart remains
frozen again this week, with The Chainsmokers' Closer (feat. Halsey)
lengthening its lead at the top, although its sales are down slightly
week-on-week at 88,597 (including 57,729 from streams).
No.1 now for three weeks, it is still being pursued by DJ Snake's Let Me
Love (feat. Justin Bieber, 57,098 sales), which racks up its sixth
straight week at No.2, while Major Lazer's Cold Water (feat. Justin
Bieber & MØ, 55,996 sales) is No.3 for the third time. Calum Scott's
Dancing On My Own completes the frozen foursome, by spending its fourth
straight week at No.4 (and sixth in total) on sales of 43,322 copies.
There are, however, two new arrivals in the Top 10, of which the highest
is Sia's The Greatest. A brand new song from the Australian singer,
which also features rapper Kendrick Lamar, the track debuted at No.49
last week on less than three days sales, and now jumps to No.5 (41,487
sales). It is Sia's ninth Top 10 hit, Lamar's second.
Also sprinting through the undergrowth, Side To Side explodes 24-8
(35,183 sales) for Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj, following the
release of a video. It is Grande's fourth Top 10 single and Minaj's
Elsewhere in the Top 10, Heathens falls 5-6 (40,696 sales) for Twenty
One Pilots, Don't Let Me Down eases 6-7 (36,430 sales) for The
Chainsmokers feat. Daya, One Dance holds at No.9 (32,347 sales) for
Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla and Perfect Strangers falls 7-10 (32,222
sales) for Jonas Blue feat. JP Cooper. Overall singles sales are up 0.25% week-on-week at 10,139,471. Streams
accounted for a record 8,595,023 sales, 84.77% of the total. Paid-for
sales are down 6.38% week-on-week at 1,544,448 - 25.44% below same week
2015 sales of 2,071,457 and below same-week, previous-year sales for the
162nd week in a row. COMPLETE
Oricon Album Chart
No.1 Bangtan Boys 'Youth'
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No.1 Bonez MC & Raf Camora 'Palmen'
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