'Can't Stop The Feeling' reigns ninth week
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
It's July, time for a look
back on the first half year 2016. As expected, Adele's '25' is the big winner on
the album chart. In the last six weeks of the 2015 the set sold
stellar 14,970,000 copies globally, a historic record! Now in the
first six months of 2016 '25' moved another massive 3,498,000 copies. The
album will be surely the biggest seller at the end of this year.
Beyoncé highly praised set 'Lemonade' follows at the vice-position
with 1,991,000 sales and Drake's 'View' is the third biggest seller of
the first half year 2016 with healthy 1,918,000 copies. On the track chart
'Love Yourself', written by Ed Sheeran and performed by Justin Bieber,
reigns with 6,198,000 points. A big surprise is '7 Years' by Danish
outfit Lukas Graham, the song holds no.2 with 5,900,000 points. It's
the biggest success by a Danish pop song since Aqua's 'Barbie Girl' from 1997.
Twenty One Pilot's 'Stressed Out' was originally released in April
2015 and a slowburner in that year. The big breakthrough came only
this year, now the song ranks at no.3 on the half-year chart with
5,162,000 points. You can see the complete Top 20 of both lists on
Now a look on this week's
hitlist: the best selling international album on the current tally is
'The Getaway' by the Red Hot Chili Peppers with only 70,000 copies. It
ranks at no.3 globally, only overtaken by two J-pop albums: the latest
compilation by duo Dreams Come True enters the top slot of
the Global Album Chart with exactly 108,797 initial sales, according
to Oricon. Shy behind Dreams Come True bows the soundtrack 'Walkure
Attack!' at the vice-position with 77,527 sales. The set contains
music from the Japanese adult visual novel 'Warukyūre Romantse Shōjo Kishi
Monogatari'. This week's highest international album debut comes from
Scottish alternative rock band Biffy Clyro. 'Ellipsis', their seventh
studio album, lands at no.4 with 67,000 sales. It was the best selling
album in United Kingdom last week. Best selling album in the USA in
that week was 'Blank Face LP', the fourth studio effort by hip-hop
artist ScHoolboy Q. Globally it reaches no.5 with a few hundred copies
less than 'Ellipsis'. 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 11,000 / 9,599,000, '21' by Adele 14,000 / 28,134,000,
'Anti' by Rihanna 21,000 / 1,156,000, 'Blurryface' by Twenty One
Pilots 33,000 / 1,477,000, 'Cleopatra' by the Lumineers 7,000 /
383,000, 'Cloud Nine' by Kygo 10,000 / 209,000, 'Dangerous Woman' by
Ariana Grande 30,000 / 589,000, 'Fallen Angels' by Bob Dylan 7,000 /
198,000, 'Get Weird' by Little Mix 7,000 / 783,000, 'I Still Do' by Eric Clapton
18,000 / 310,000, 'Immortalized'
by Disturbed 15,000 / 809,000, 'Magma' by Gojira 12,000 / 87,000, 'Purple
Rain' by Prince 10,000 / around 21 million, 'Pure McCartney' by Paul
McCartney 18,000 / 175,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber
25,000 / 4,807,000, 'Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie' by Volbeat 27,000 /
'7/27' by Fifth Harmony 19,000 / 229,000, 'Stranger To Stranger' by
Paul Simon 17,000 / 250,000, 'Thank You' by Meghan
Trainor 19,000 / 350,000, 'The Very Best' by Prince 12,000 / 4,5
million, 'This Is Acting' by Sia 23,000 / 820,000, 'X' by Ed Sheeran
16,000 / 8,423,000.
COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART A
fantastic ninth week at no.1 on the Global Track Chart for Justin
Timberlake's 'Can't Stop The Feeling'. It gets another 362,000 points,
a 2,5% decline compared to the previous week. 'This Is What You Came
For' by Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna rises one slot at the
vice-position with exactly 300,000 points, a 2% increase. The song
swaps the places with 'One Dance' by Drake feat. WizKid & Kyla. In its
15th week on the tally the tropical, infectious tune gets 295,000
points. This week's highest debut is, as so often, a pop song from
Japan. 'Tsumi To Natsu', the 26th single release by seven-member boy
band Kanjani 8, shoots at no.6 with 187,000 points. Outside the Top 40
waiting among other 'Never Be Like You' by Flume feat. Kai at no.47,
'Perfect Strangers' by Jonas Blue feat. JP Cooper at no.49 and 'Tears'
by Clean Bandit feat. Louisa Johnson at no.54 for their first
appearance on the big list.
COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART
Drake's 'View' back at no.1 on Billboard Album 200
Thuesday, July 19, 2016
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
Drake’s Views enters
double-digit territory at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart, as the album
jumps 2-1 to collect a 10th non consecutive week atop the list. The set
earned another 92,000
equivalent album units in the week ending July 14
(down 22 percent), according to Nielsen Music.
Views spent its first nine weeks on the chart at No. 1, then stepped aside a
week ago for Blink-182, which opened at No. 1 with California. The latter album
slips to No. 3 in its second week with 37,000 units (down 80 percent). Views is
only the 10th album in the last 20 years to spend 10 weeks at No.1.
In addition, Views now has the most weeks at No. 1 for an album by a solo male
artist since Billy Ray Cyrus’ Some Gave All wrapped a 17-week run at No. 1 on
Oct. 30, 1992. (Views surpasses Usher’s nine-week run at No. 1 with Confessions
Views’ reign at No. 1 is driven mainly by its strong popularity on streaming
services. In the latest tracking frame, 58,000 of its units were powered by SEA
(63 percent of the album’s total units for the week).
That said, it’s not as if the album hasn’t sold well. Views is the
highest-selling album released in 2016, with 1.34 million copies sold. It’s the
biggest selling album overall in 2016, behind Adele’s 25 (which was released in
2015) with 1.44 million. (25 has sold 8.88 million overall.)
At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200 is ScHoolboy Q’s debuting Blank Face LP, with
74,000 units (of which 52,000 are in traditional album sales). The set also
launches at No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart, which ranks the top selling
albums of the week.
Blank Face LP is ScHoolboy Q’s second top 10 album on the Billboard 200, and
follows his No. 1-debuting Oxymoron effort in 2014. The latter started with
139,000 copies sold. Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface rises 5-4 on the new chart
with 36,000 units (down 5 percent), while the original Broadway cast recording
of Hamilton jumps 8-5 with 35,000 units (up 10 percent). The latter
likely gains courtesy of news
coverage generated by the departure of some of the show's cast members during
the tracking week. On July 9, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom, Jr. and Phillipa
Soo took their final bows. The Hamilton album was up in traditional album sales
(both physical and digital -- 31 percent and 3 percent, respectively), streaming
equivalent albums (3 percent), and track equivalent albums (9 percent). In
addition, Miranda performed on NBC's Today on July 11 with Jennifer Lopez,
singing their charity single "Love Make the World Go Round" (which is not part
of the Hamilton album).
Rihanna’s Anti is steady at No. 6 with 34,000 units (down 5 percent) and
Beyonce’s Lemonade descends 4-7 with 33,000 units (down 15 percent).
Rock band Chevelle collects its fourth top 10 album as The North Corridor debuts
at No. 8 with nearly 33,000 units (of which 31,000 were in pure album sales). It
follows the group’s 2014 effort La Gargola, which debuted and peaked at No. 3
(the act’s highest charting album ever) with 45,000 copies sold in its opening
Adele’s 25 moves 7-9 with 32,000 units (down 1 percent), racking up a 29th
nonconsecutive week in the top 10.
Rounding out the top 10 is rock act Switchfoot with its debuting Where the Light
Shines Through at No. 10 (29,000 units; 27,000 in traditional album sales). It’s
the fourth top 10 album for the group, following the Fading West soundtrack (No.
6 in 2014), Vice Verses (No. 8 in 2011) and Nothing Is Sound (No. 3 in 2005).
With a 10th week atop the Hot 100 (and ninth consecutively), "Dance," released
on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records, becomes just the 32nd No. 1 in the
Hot 100's history to reign for at least 10 weeks. Put another way: 1,055 No. 1s
have led the Hot 100 since the chart launched in 1958, so "Dance" is in the top
3 percent of the longest-commanding hits of all-time.
"Dance" scores a record-tying 13th week atop the audio subscription
services-based On-Demand Songs streaming chart with 16.3 million on-demand U.S.
plays (down 8 percent) in the week ending July 14, according to Nielsen Music.
It ties Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" featuring Wanz (13 weeks, 2013)
for the most time atop On-Demand Songs since the list began in 2012.
"Dance" stays at No. 2 on the overall Streaming Songs chart, which it led for a
week (May 21), with 17.9 million U.S. streams (down 8 percent). It returns to
No. 1 on Radio Songs for a third (nonconsecutive) week as the most-heard song on
U.S. airwaves (159 million in audience, down 1 percent), while on the Digital
Songs sales chart, which it topped for two weeks, it slips 6-7 (58,000 downloads
sold, down 7 percent).
After debuting at No. 1 on the Hot 100 nine weeks ago, becoming just the 26th
single to start on top in the chart's history, Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop
the Feeling!" ranks at No. 2 (for a fifth straight week). It spends a 10th week
at No. 1 on Digital Songs (92,000, down 6 percent), encompassing its entire run
on the chart.
"Feeling" descends 1-2 after five (nonconsecutive) weeks atop Radio Songs (157
million, down 4 percent) and holds at No. 12 on Streaming Songs (10.7 million,
up 1 percent).
Sia's "Cheap Thrills," featuring Sean Paul, hits a new high on the Hot 100,
rising 5-3. The rank also marks a new career best for Sia, who previously peaked
at No. 5 in May 2012 as featured on Flo Rida's "Wild Ones." (As a writer, Sia
has charted higher on the Hot 100 thanks to her co-write of Rihanna's
"Diamonds," which led for three weeks in December 2012.)
"Thrills" is the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer for a sixth straight week, marking
the longest streak of winning the award since Pharrell's "Happy" (eight weeks,
in 2014); the last song by a woman to earn the honor for at least that long?
Rihanna's "Rude Boy" (seven weeks, 2010). "Thrills" gains by 12 percent to 133
million and pushes 4-3 on Radio Songs. The track (originally intended to be
recorded by Rihanna) bullets at its No. 2 high on Digital Songs for a third week
(91,000, up 8 percent) and lifts 9-7 on Streaming Songs (12.5 million, up 6
Kaleo is an Icelandic folk / rock / blues band, formed in 2012. The band
consists of JJ Julius Son (vocals, guitar), Davķš Antonsson (percussion,
vocals), Danķel Ęgir Kristjįnsson (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 ķ Vaglaskógi"
got heavy rotation on Icelandic state broadcaster RŚV's radio station Rįs 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
Scots band Biffy Clyro occupies the top slot
Monday, July 18, 2016
by Alan Jones, London
Leadership of the artist album chart changes hands for the 16th week in a row,
with their seventh studio album Ellipsis securing Scots band Biffy Clyro their
second No.1. However, its first week sales tally of 37,308 (including 2,220 from
streaming) represents only their fourth best start, and is just 52.12%
of their best-ever tally of 71,584 that their last album
Opposites secured on debut in
February 2013. Their fourth album Puzzle also opened higher in 2007,
debuting at No.2 on sales of 37,346 behind Rihanna's Good Girl Gone Bad,
in a week when there were seven debuts in the Top 10. Follow-up, Only
Revolutions opened with an even higher first week sale of 43,113 in
2009, good enough only for a No. 8 placing in a more rarified sales
climate in the lead-up to Christmas. It peaked 42 weeks later at No. 3
in the immediate aftermath of the band's acclaimed (and televised)
performances at the Leeds and Reading festivals. With sales to date of
719,999, it is by far the band's biggest seller, with Puzzle a distant
second on sales of 342,042. Despite its big start, Opposites, is only
third among the band's album with sales thus far of 260,720. Aside from
Biffy Clyro, the last Scottish band to have a UK No.1 album was The
View, whose Hats Off To The Buskers topped the chart in January 2007.
The last Scot overall was Paolo Nutini, whose Caustic Love did so in
Australian group The Avalanches' second album Wildflower, opens
at No.10 (6,490 sales). Remarkably, their first album, Since I Left You
was released nearly 16 years ago, and peaked at No.8 (14,951 sales) and
spawned back-to-back Top 20 hits, these being the title track (No.16)
and Frontier Psychiatrist (No.18). No.2 for the second week in a row,
and the ninth time in all, Adele's 25 sold a further 13,590 copies last
week, raising its 34 week tally to 3,049,471. Although it achieved the
fastest 3m sale in history, reaching the target a week quicker than her
second album, 21, it now trails that album's same-stage sales for the
first time. In the same week in its lifecycle, 21 was No.2 for the 14th
time, with sales of 35,505 raising its cumulative total to 3,063,315.
Climbing for the third week in a row since it reached its lowest
position of No.9, Views advances 6-3 (10,571 sales) for Drake. It does
after increasing combined sales by 0.76% week-on-week, ending a run of
nine consecutive declines since it debuted atop the chart back in May.
Like its ridiculously successful single, One Dance, which remains at
No.1 for the 14th time, it is getting more dependent on streaming every
week. They represented 6,275 of its sales last week - 59.36% of its
overall total. In its overall chart career thus far, they account for
95,554 (41.02%) of its 232,918 sales, with paid-for downloads accounting
for a further 100,570 (43.18%) and CDs for the final 36,794 (15.80%).
Blink 182's first No.1 album a week ago, California now dips to No.9
(7,140 sales). The rest of the Top 10: A Head Full Of Dreams (3-4,
10,018 sales) by Coldplay, All Over The World: The Very Best Of ELO
(5-5, 8,556 sales), 50 (8-6, 8,468 sales) by Rick Astley, Lemonade (4-7,
7,540 sales) by Beyonce and Chaleur Humaine (7-8, 7,225 sales) by
Christine And The Queens. Overall album sales are down 2.49%
week-on-week at 1,528,931. Streaming accounted for 505,428 sales -
33.06% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 3.31%
week-on-week at 1,023,503. There is no directly comparable figure for
2015, when the shift from a Sunday to Friday chart resulted in a one-off
five-day sales period. Over on the single chart the troops are massing, and with the No.1 selling just 44.11% more than the
No.10 - the smallest differential in any of the 863 chart weeks that have
elapsed thus far in the 21st century - Drake's improbably long run atop the
singles chart with One Dance may soon be over.
For the moment, however, it extends to 14 weeks. Drawing just 22.24% (12,171) of
its sales from paid-for purchases, and the rest from streams, its grand total of
54,726 sales is the lowest for a No.1 since Justin Bieber's What Do You Mean
sold 46,533 copies on its fifth and last week at No.1 last October.
One Dance falls to No.14 on paid-for sales, where - after four weeks as top dog
- Kungs Vs. Cookin' On 3 Burners' This Girl slides to No.5. It also ends its
four-week occupancy of runners-up slot on the overall chart, fading to No.5
(45,852 combined sales).
Sprinting ahead of it are Chainsmokers' Don't Let Me Down (7-2, 51,111 sales)
and the even faster moving Perfect Strangers, which zaps 16-3 (47,953 sales) for
Jonas Blue feat. JP Cooper. New York duo Chainsmokers' third Top 20 hit but
first Top 10 entry, Don't Let Me Down initially made slow progress, taking seven
weeks to progress from Top 75 debut to the Top 20 but is now a bona fide smash.
Jonas Blue's debut hit, a tropical house version of Tracy Chapman's Fast Car,
lived up to its title, speeding from 61-2 in just two weeks earlier this year
but Perfect Strangers - an original song - crawled 48-46-44-38 before exploding.
It is still getting into its stride on streaming but tops the paid-for sales
list this week, attracting 28,545 purchases.
Another slow starter that is now ablaze, Calum Scott's Dancing On My Own took 12
weeks to climb from No.40 to No.10 but now leaps to 10-4 (46,335 sales),
eclipsing the No.8 peak scaled by Swedish singer Robyn's original 2008 recording
of the song.
23 year old rapper Kent Jones, from Florida, arrives in the Top 10, with his
debut single Don't Mind advancing 12-10 (37,976 sales).
Elsewhere in the Top 10: Drake's Too Good (feat. Rihanna) dips 3-6 (45,762
sales), Calvin Harris' This Is What You Came For (also feat. Rihanna) falls 4-7
(43,810 sales), Clean Bandit's Tears (feat. Louisa Johnson) repeats at No.8 on
rising (40,884) sales and Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop The Feeling! - which is
No.1 on the radio airplay chart for the 10th week in a row - dips 6-9 (38,797
Overall singles sales are down 0.74% week-on-week at 9,676,446. Streams
accounted for 7,928,722 sales, 81.94% of the total. Paid-for sales are down
2.24% week-on-week at 1,747,724. There is no directly comparable figure for
2015, when the shift from a Sunday to Friday chart resulted in a one-off five
day sales period, although there is no doubt that sales declined versus same
week, previous year levels for the 153rd week in a row. COMPLETE
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No.1 Dreams Come True 'The Ura Best'
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GfK Track Chart
No.1 'Don't Be So Shy (Remix)' Imany
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