'Shape Of You' scores with 637,000 points
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
The Brit Awards and the
Grammy Awards ensure for a little revitalization on the global album
there are two hot new global debuts this week. Rag'n'Bone Man's
'Human' and the soundtrack to 'Fifty Shades Darker'. The latter is a
sequel to the 2015 erotic romance 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' and contains
the big single smash 'I Don't Want To Live Forever' by Zayn feat.
Taylor Swift. The soundtrack occupies the hot slot of the Global Album
Chart this week with 207,000 equivalent sales, 123,000 of it in the
United States alone (according to Nielsen Music), 15,300 in United
Kingdom (according to Official Chart Company), around 15,000 in
Germany (according to GfK), 11,500 in France (according to SNEP) and
another 11,000 in Canada (according to Nielsen Soundsacn). Driven by
'Human', the powerful hit grenade from the British beefy musician Rory
Graham, a.ka. Rag'n'Bone Man, his debut album with the same title
makes a grand entrance at no.2 globally with 205,000 equivalent sales.
And it's a surprise:
117,100 sales from United
Kingdom alone (according to Official Chart Company!) Adele's '25'
climbs to no.6 this week. It's the best position for that album since
a half year (in the week 35, 2016 it placed at no.5 with 44,000
sales). With the additional 89,000 sales this week, the album reaches
the 20 million mark now. Together with her former set '21', we have
only two albums in the last ten years, which sold more than 20 million
albums globally. 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 5,000 /
9,848,000, '21' by Adele 20,000 / 28,486,000, '4 Your Eyez Only'
by J.Cole 23,000 / 781,000, '57th & 9th' by Sting 6,000 / 419,000, 'A Head Full Of Dreams' by Coldplay
/ 4,152,000, 'A Moon Shaped Pool' by Radiohead 3,000 / 1,167,000, 'Anti' by Rihanna
31,000 / 1,667,000, 'Beauty Behind The Madness' by
The Weeknd 21,000 / 2,497,000, 'Blackstar' by David Bowie 6,000 /
2,042,000, 'Blue & Lonesome' by Rolling Stones 35,000 / 1,687,000, 'Blurryface' by Twenty One Pilots
47,000 / 2,641,000, 'Dangerous Woman' by Ariana Grande
Un Soir' by Celine Dion 8,000 / 953,000, 'Fantôme' by Hikaru Utada
6,000 / 751,000, 'Glory
Days' by Little Mix 13,000 / 668,000, 'I See You' by The XX 30,000 /
'Illuminate' by Shawn Mendes 28,000 / 889,000, 'Immortalized' by
Disturbed 11,000 / 1,199,000, the 'Moana' soundtrack 47,000 / 544,000, 'Nobody But Me'
Michael Bublé 8,000 / 853,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber 28,000 /
5,479,000, 'Revolution Radio' by Green Day 7,000 / 557,000, the 'Suicide Squad' soundtrack
1,080,000, 'The Getaway' by Red Hot Chili Peppers 22,000 / 1,351,000,
'The Heavy Entertainment Show' by Robbie Williams 9,000 / 660,000, 'The
Wonder Of You' by Elvis Presley & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
6,000 / 707,000, 'This House Is Not For Sale' by Bon Jovi
4,000 / 468,000, 'This Is Acting' by Sia 34,000 / 1,585,000, the
'Trolls' soundtrack 56,000 / 751,000, 'Views' by Drake 40,000 /
2,956,000, 'We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service' by A Tribe
Called Quest 12,000 / 422,000, 'X' by Ed Sheeran 41,000 / 8,938,000,
'You Want It Darker' by Leonard Cohen 16,000 / 1,025,000.
GLOBAL ALBUM CHART
It's the sixth straight week atop the Global Track Chart for Ed Sheeran's 'Shape
Of You'. The track started with 727,000 points in the week 3, 2017.
One week later it got 496,000 points, then 497,000 - 507,000 -
540,000, and now another 18% increase to 637,000 points. That's a
result of massive 3,404,000 points in only six weeks. Ed's new album
'Divide' starts on March 3. Another big winner of the week is 'I Don't
Want To Live Forever' by Zayn & Taylor Swift. Although it remains at
the vice-position, but it gets another 27% points boost to 376,000.
The Dancehall / Disco smash 'Chained To The Rhythm' by Katy Perry
feat. Skip Marley is ths week's highest debut at no.3 with 265,000
points. 'Chained' is Katy's 15th hit in the Global Top 10.
Outside the Top 40 waiting among other 'Way Down We Go' by Kaleo at
no.44, 'Donw' by Marian Hill at no.47, 'Chantaje' by
Shakira & Maluma at no.57 and 'Cold' Maroon 5 at no.59 for their first
appearance on the big list.
COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART
30 years ago
"C'est La Vie" by
led the Global Chart four non-consecutive weeks
'Fifty Shades Darker' soundtrack rules Billboard 200 chart
Thuesday, February 21, 2017
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
Fifty Shades Darker
soundtrack debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, earning 123,000
equivalent album units in the week ending Feb. 16, according to Nielsen
Music. Of that sum,
72,000 were in traditional album sales. The set was
released through Universal Studios/Republic Records on Feb. 10.
Fifty Shades Darker is the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, which saw its
companion soundtrack debut and peak at No. 2 on the chart dated Feb. 28, 2015.
The new set is the first soundtrack to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since the
Suicide Squad album spent two weeks atop the lists dated Aug. 27 and Sept. 3,
2016. The Fifty Shades Darker album was led by the hit single “I Don’t Wanna
Live Forever,” by Zayn and Taylor Swift.
At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic rises 7-2 with 66,000
units and a 108 percent gain, following his two performances on the Grammy
Awards (Feb. 12). The album sold 36,000 copies during the tracking frame -- up
137 percent. On the Grammys, Mars sang 24K Magic’s current single “That’s What I
Like,” and contributed to a segment celebrating Prince, by covering his “Let’s
24K Magic has now spent three nonconsecutive weeks in the runner-up
slot -- its peak. It debuted at No. 2 on the list dated Dec. 10, 2016, and then
returned to No. 2 on the Jan. 7, 2017 tally. The album has yet to leave the top
10 since debuting on the tally 13 weeks ago.
Big Sean’s I Decided. falls from No. 1 to No. 3 in its second week, with 62,000
units (down 59 percent). Migos’ former No. 1, Culture, slips down one rung to
No. 4 with 59,000 units (down 14 percent).
The Weeknd’s Starboy holds at No. 5 -- though it’s up 15 percent -- with 54,000
units. The Weeknd performed a mash-up of two Starboy songs on the Grammy Awards:
the title track and “I Feel It Coming,” both alongside Daft Punk.
Adele’s 25, which won the Grammy Award for album of the year, zooms from No. 21
to No. 6 with 47,000 units (up 137 percent). The former No. 1 sold another
30,000 copies in the latest tracking week, gaining 238 percent. Adele also
opened the Grammy Awards with a performance of the album’s lead single, “Hello.”
The Trolls soundtrack vaults 14-7 with 44,000 units (up 79 percent) and 32,000
sold (up 110 percent). The set benefits from promotion associated with the
film’s release on home video on Feb. 7.
Beyoncé’s Lemonade flies from No. 33 to No. 9, following the diva’s elaborate
performance of the set’s “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles” on the Grammy Awards.
Lemonade earned another 38,000 units (up 190 percent), selling 29,000 copies (up
241 percent). The album won the Grammy for best urban contemporary album, while
its video for the song “Formation” won the best music video trophy.
Rounding out the top 10 is the soundtrack to La La Land, which ascends one
position to No. 10 with 33,000 units (up 33 percent).
Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" leads the Billboard Hot 100 (dated March 4) for a
fourth total week.
"Shape," released on Atlantic Records, spends a second week atop the Radio Songs
chart, up by 9 percent to 145 million in audience in the week ending Feb. 19,
according to Nielsen Music, claiming the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer award for
a fifth straight week. Following his performance of the song on the Grammys,
"Shape" resurges 2-1 for a fourth total week atop Digital Song Sales (200,000
downloads sold, up 74 percent, in the week ending Feb. 16). On Streaming Songs,
it holds at No. 2 (37.2 million U.S. streams, up 3 percent).
Zayn and Taylor Swift's "I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)" rises
3-2 on the Hot 100, hitting a new peak. As parent album the Fifty Shades Darker
soundtrack debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, following its Feb. 10 release
and the arrival of the movie the same day, "Live" lifts 3-2 on Digital Song
Sales (143,000, up 31 percent). It also jumps 5-2 on Radio Songs (109 million,
up 10 percent), while keeping at No. 4 on Streaming Songs (21.2 million, down 7
Migos' "Bad and Boujee," featuring Lil Uzi Vert, dips 2-3 on the Hot 100
following three nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1. Still, the track tops the
Streaming Songs chart for an eighth week with 47.7 million U.S. streams (up 1
percent). It also leads the audio subscription services-based On-Demand
Streaming Songs chart for an eighth week (17.8 million on-demand clicks, down 10
"Bad" falls 8-12 on Digital Song Sales (40,000 downloads sold, down 1 percent)
and inches 16-15 on Radio Songs (60 million, down 1 percent). It additionally
rules Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts for a seventh
Katy Perry roars onto the Hot 100 at No. 4 with "Chained to the Rhythm,"
featuring Skip Marley. (The debut marks the highest for a song by a lead female
since Adele's "Hello" launched at No. 1 on Nov. 14, 2015.) "Rhythm," released
along with its official lyric video at midnight on Feb. 10 -- followed by Perry
and Marley's performance of it on the Grammys two nights later -- debuts at No.
3 on Digital Song Sales (108,000 first-week downloads sold) and No. 15 on
Streaming Songs (14.7 million), while charging 35-20 on Radio Songs (50 million
in audience after its first full week of tracking).
Rounding out the Hot 100's top five, The Chainsmokers' "Closer" rebounds 7-5
(after 12 weeks at No. 1), and its latest move is historic, as it rewrites the
record for the most weeks logged in the top five: 26, or a full six months. It
passes Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars (2015) and LeAnn
Rimes' "How Do I Live" (1997-98), each with 25 top-five frames.COMPLETE
on the way to a big global smash
"Despacito" by Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee already the clear number one in
Spain and Mexico
Music Week Report
Rag'n'Bone Man's album makes a massive impact
Monday, February 20, 2017
by Alan Jones, London
As breakthrough hit Human rebounds
5-2 on its 10th week in the Top 10, singer/songwriter Rag'N'Bone Man's
debut full length album, also called Human, makes a massive first full
week impact, opening atop the chart on stellar sales of 117,101 copies
(including 4,668 from streams and 4,291 from vinyl). Selling more copies
than the rest of the Top 15
combined, the album -
which debuted prematurely at No.151 last week - sold more copies in a
week than any artist album since David Bowie's Blackstar racked up sales
of 146,168 on debut 57 weeks ago. Human also sold more copies in a week
than any debut album since Rebecca Ferguson's Heaven sold 128,458 copies
to open atop the chart in December 2011, and is the biggest by a
debuting male soloist since Paul Potts' One Chance sold 128,315 copies
while launching his chart career in July 2007 (I have excluded Noel
Gallagher's High Flying Birds album because although it was his solo
debut it was far from his debut). Rag'N'Bone Man - 32-year-old Rory
Graham from East Sussex - is the 10th winner of the Brits' Critics
Choice Award, and the eighth to subsequently debut at No.1 with their
first album (Jessie J in 2011, and Jack Garrett last year are the only
ones who didn't). It has the highest introductory sale of any of them,
shading Emeli Sande's Our Version Of Events which sold 113,319 copies on
years ago this week, and has
since gone on to sell 2,333,847 copies.
Hard rock quintet Thunder split first in 1999 and again in 2009 but
their third coming is a success, with 11th studio album Rip It Up
becoming their second straight Top 10 album since their 2011
reformation. Opening at No.3 (11,895 sales) it is actually their highest
charting album since their second release Laughing On Judgement Day
peaked at number two in 1992 behind Kylie Minogue's Greatest Hits. All
five members of the band are in their 50s.
Harlesden MC Nines' rapid rise from the underground to the mainstream is
complete, with his critically acclaimed full length debut, One Foot Out,
racing to a No.4 debut on sales of 10,818 copies. It's an excellent
start, considering the fact that although he has released a few
well-received teasers, he has yet to dent the Top 200 of the singles
Now home to two concurrent Top 40 hits, James Arthur's second album,
Back From The Edge, is back in the Top 10 after an absence of 13 weeks,
advancing 15-9 (6,864 sales). Available for 16 weeks it has sold 224,222
copies to date, and is well on the way to matching his eponymous 2013
debut, which has thus far sold 287,070 copies.
Adele was the big winner at the 59th Grammy Awards last week, securing
no fewer than five trophies - including the coveted Album Of The Year
award - for third album 25 and the album's blockbusting introductory
single Hello. It helps the album to increase sales 61.70% week-on-week
to 9,103 as it bounces 9-6.
No.1 on debut last week, Elbow's Little Fictions slips to No.2 (15,213
sales). The rest
of the Top 10 are the Motion Picture Cast Recording of La La Land (2-5,
10,715 sales), X (5-7, 9,039 sales) by Ed Sheeran, Glory Days (3-8,
7,976 sales) by Little Mix and Starboy (10-10, 6,015 sales) by The
Overall album sales are up 9.55% week-on-week at 1,808,683 - 6.93% above
same week 2016 sales of 1,691,460. Streaming accounted for a record
677,361 sales – 37.45% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are up
15.91% week-on-week at 1,131,322 and are 5.67% below same week 2016
sales of 1,199,292.
After holding down the top two positions on the chart for five
consecutive weeks - something no other act has ever achieved - Ed
Sheeran loosens his grip...a little.
Not at the top - where Shape Of You extends its reign to six weeks
(90,428 sales, including 53,929 from streams) - but at No.2, where his
simultaneously released Castle On The Hill has previously served as
runner-up but now slips to No.3 (56,693 sales), relinquishing runners-up
slot to Rag'N'Bone Man's Human, which rises 5-2, (58,661 sales) to equal
the position in which it has already peaked twice. Human benefits from
both increased paid-for sales and streaming as part of his newly
released album of the same name, which also helps Skin (51-25, 15,051
sales), a second track from the album, to a new peak.
The highest placed of four Top 75 debuts, and the only one to make the
Top 10 is Chained To The Rhythm, Katy Perry's first Top 10 hit since
2013. Featuring Skip Marley, the grandson of the late Bob Marley,
Chained To The Rhythm debuts at No.7 (32,859 sales) and is Perry's 21st
hit in all, and her 14th to make the Top 10.
It is Perry's eighth single to debut inside the Top 10, the last being
Roar, which opened atop the list in 2013, with her best first week sale
of 179,534 and is her biggest seller with a to-date tally of 1,373,484.
2010's Firework also a million seller with 1,236,387 sales to date. Ten
of her songs have sold more than 500,000 copies (including
streaming-as-sales), and her total sales - currently 11,944,702 - should
past the 12m mark in the next fortnight.
With Fifty Shades Darker continuing to attract large audiences at the
cinema, its theme, I Don't Wanna Live, reaches another new peak for Zayn
Malik & Taylor Swift, rising 9-5 (39,934 sales).
Dua Lipa's Be The One secures both its own and her highest chart
position, rising 10-9 despite sales falling slightly to 28,963. She
fails in his attempt to rack up three Top 10 hits in as many weeks,
however, with Martin Garrix collaboration Scared To Be Lonely remaining
at No.14, although its sales increase 12.40% week-on-week to 24,202.
Completing the Top 10 are You Don't Know Me (3-4, 40,467 sales) by Jax
Jones feat. Raye, Paris (6-6, 34,939 sales) by The Chainsmokers, Touch
(4-8, 31,185 sales) by Little Mix and Call On Me (7-10, 28,376 sales) by
Overall singles sales and streaming sales both reach new highs again.
Overall sales are up 0.61% week-on-week at 12,284,738 – 33.61% above
same week 2016 sales of 9,194,774. Streams accounted for 10,810,138
sales, 88.00% of the total. Paid-for sales are up 0.14% week-on-week at
1,474,600 – 26.39% below same week 2016 sales of 2,003,211, and below
same-week, previous-year sales for the 185th week in a row. COMPLETE