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Drake replaced himself at no.1
Thursday, April 19, 2018
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden

 

Seven debuts this week inside the Top 10 of the Global Album Chart, like four weeks ago. Highest comes from American rap newcomer Cardi B. Her first studio album 'Invasion Of Privacy' bows at no.1 with 301,000 equivalent sales. Here some national sales-figures: United States 255,000, Canada 12,000, United Kingdom 11,400, Australia 2,900. The album is driven by the big single smash 'Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)', which went to no.9 globally, even to no.1 in the United States last year in September / October. 'Face Yourself', the third Japanese studio album by South Korean boy band BTS (also known as the Bangtan Boys) starts at no.2 with 294,000 sales. The album features 12 tracks, including the Japanese versions of songs previously released on their 2016 set 'Wings' and 2017 EP 'Love Yourself 承 Her', as well as three original Japanese-language tracks: 'Don't Leave Me', 'Let Go', and 'Crystal Snow'. New at no.3 this week is another South

Korean boy group, Exo-CBX, a subunit of the famous band Exo. Their second EP 'Blooming Days' got 245,000 sales in its initial week, according to Hanteo. 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 9,000 / 10,486,000, '21' by Adele 9,000 / 29,090,000, '24k Magic' by Bruno Mars 25,000 / 4,406,000, '25' by Adele 13,000 / 21,392,000, 'American Teen' by Khalid 24,000 / 1,912,000, 'Anti' by Rihanna 9,000 / 2,487,000, 'Beautiful Trauma' by Pink 22,000 / 2,468,000, 'Beauty Behind The Madness' by The Weeknd 12,000 / 3,124,000, the 'Black Panther' soundtrack 54,000 / 985,000, 'Blurryface' by Twenty One Pilots 9,000 / 3,617,000, 'Camila' by Camila Cabello 40,000 / 930,000, 'Culture II' by Migos 51,000 / 1,005,000, 'Damn.' by Kendrick Lamar 27,000 / 4,292,000, 'Dangerous Woman' by Ariana Grande 5,000 / 1,997,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 51,000 / 2,739,000, the 'Fifty Shades Freed' soundtrack 22,000 / 459,000, 'Finally' by Namie Amuro 5,000 / 2,186,000, 'Flicker' by Niall Horan 8,000 / 770,000, 'Grateful' by DJ Khaled 6,000 / 1,142,000, the 'Guardians Of The Galaxy': Awesome Mix Vol.2' soundtrack 5,000 / 1,298,000, 'Helene Fischer' by Helene Fischer 8,000 / 1,204,000, 'Human' by Rag'n'Bone Man 6,000 / 2,273,000, 'I Promise You' by Wanna One 22,000 / 753,000, 'Illuminate' by Shawn Mendes 13,000 / 2,181,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 13,000 / 7,510,000, 'Man Of The Woods' by Justin Timberlake 25,000 / 907,000, 'Mania' by Fall Out Boy 5,000 / 352,000, 'Melodrama' by Lorde 21,000 / 847,000, 'Memories...Do Not Open' by the Chainsmokers 7,000 / 1,642,000, the 'Moana' soundtrack 17,000 / 2,684,000, 'More Life' by Drake 22,000 / 3,460,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber 9,000 / 6,385,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 71,000 / 477,000, 'Red Pill Blues' by Maroon 5 14,000 / 818,000, 'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 30,000 / 3,651,000, 'Revival' by Eminem 24,000 / 1,675,000, 'Songs Of Experience' by U2 9,000 / 1,177,000, 'Starboy' by The Weeknd 19,000 / 3,526,000, 'Staying At Tamara's' by George Ezra 36,000 / 177,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 46,000 / 2,846,000, 'Tell Me You Love Me' by Demi Lovato 17,000 / 931,000, 'The Damned & Beautiful' by G-Eazy 15,000 / 686,000, 'The Thrill Of It All' by Sam Smith 25,000 / 2,162,000, the 'Trolls' soundtrack 10,000 / 1,985,000, 'Views' by Drake 18,000 / 4,172,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 25,000 / 10,715,000.  COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  Canadian rapper and R&B superstar Drake replaced himself at the summit of the Global Track Chart. His new smash 'Nice For What' - lift-off from Drake's fifth studio album 'Scorpion', with a planned released date of June 2018 - shoots at the hot spot this week with 286,000 points. 'God's Plan', which was eight non-consecutive weeks at no.1, sails to the runner-up spot with 271,000 points. It's the first time since January 2017, that an act rules with two songs the tally. In those days, Ed Sheeran topped with 'Shape of You' and 'Castle On The Hill'. Back to this week's hitlist, there's another big debut at no.11: 'One Kiss', a collaboration of Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter, and producer Calvin Harris and British musician and model Dua Lipa, opens with 147,000 points. Back to 'Shape Of You' ... Ed Sheeran's supersmash is now the track with the most weeks inside the Top 40, since the start in January 1999. It ranks at no.28 currently with another 86,000 points, a total of 18,225,000 after 66 weeks on the tally! Former record-holder was Adele's 'Rolling In The Deep' from 2010 with 65 weeks. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other 'Love Lies' by Khalid & Normani at no.41, 'A Kind Of Love' by Chotokkyu at no.44, 'Leave A Light On' by Tom Walker at no.49, 'Zombie' by Bad Wolves at no.53, and 'Wait' by Maroon 5 at no.56 for their first appearance on the big list.  COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART  The first quarter of the current year is over, time to look back: Ed Sheeran's wonderful ballad 'Perfect' rules the list with massive 4,564,000 points, followed by the Latin-flavored 'Havana' from Camila Cabello & Young Thug with 3,883,000 points and Drake's 'God's Plan' with 3,763,000 points. On the album tally the soundtrack to the blockbuster 'The Greatest Showman' reigns with 2,104,000 equivalent sales, Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' ranks shy behind with 1,633,000 sales (after massive 9,636,000 last year) and 'Culture II' by rap duo Migos follows at no.3 with 895,000 consumption units. The complete Top 20 lists are available at the Media Traffic FACEBOOK ACCOUNT.


20 YEARS AGO ... 'Titanic' began its triumphant advance at the cinemas. For director James Cameron and the film studio 20th Century Fox, it was a risky undertaking, because the originally estimated US $ 150 million production costs and the time limits were far exceeded. To complete the film at all, a second major production company was brought aboard - Paramount Pictures. But the gigantic effort should pay off, 'Titanic' became the most suceessful film in history (till that date), showered with prizes, including 11 Oscar Awards. Embedded in the technically complex and brilliant story of the sinking of the RMS Titanic 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean is the love story of Jack and Rose. Since the film plays on two time levels, the transience of human being forms to a central issue here, reinforced by the ship disaster. The many impressions and emotions bundle up in the phenomenal music of James Horner. He used largely orchestral elements and merged them with Celtic folklore, for which one originally wanted to commit Enya. Also this soundtrack broke records, with 27 million copies sold, it's the best-selling classic album of all time. And the only real song on this album, 'My Heart Will Go On', performed by Celine Dion, pulled along. Also released in January 1998, it became Celine's biggest hit, 15 weeks at number one on the Global Chart and the biggest smash in that year worldwide, decorated with three Grammy Awards.


USA
Billboard Report
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Jason Aldean scores fourth no.1 on Billboard chart
Thuesday, April 24, 2018
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles


Jason Aldean’s Rearview Town debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, securing the country star his fourth consecutive, chart-topping set and the first country No. 1 in

2018. Rearview Town, released on April 13 via Macon / Broken Bow Records, launches with 183,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending April 19, according to Nielsen Music, of which 162,000 were in traditional album sales. The set starts with the biggest week in terms of overall units and album sales for any country title this year. Aldean is just the second country act to send four consecutive studio releases to the top. Rascal Flatt​s also claimed four No. 1 studio sets in a row between 2004 and 2009: Feels Like Today, Me and My Gang, Still Feels Good and Unstoppable. (Between Still and Unstoppable, the trio clocked a No. 6-peaking set with the best-of package Greatest Hits Volume 1.) Rearview Town is the first country album to lead the Billboard 200 in 2018, and the first since Luke Bryan’s What Makes You Country topped the Dec. 30, 2017-dated tally. At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy moves down to the

runner-up slot after bowing at No. 1 a week earlier. The set earned 129,000 units in its second week, down 49 percent. Rock band Breaking Benjamin earn its fourth top 10 effort with Ember, as it debuts at No. 3 with 88,000 units (of which 80,000 were in traditional album sales). The band’s last release, 2015’s Dark Before Dawn, opened at No. 1 with 141,000 units (135,000 in album sales), securing the group its first leader on the list. (Like Rearview Town, Ember benefits from a ticket/album sale redemption offer.) The soundtrack to The Greatest Showman holds at No. 4 with 77,000 – but with a big 53 percent gain, as the album continues to benefit from the hit movie’s DVD and Blu-ray release on April 10. The former No. 1 album sold 54,000 copies in the latest tracking week – up 63 percent. Singer-songwriter John Prine logs his highest-charting album ever, and first top 10, as The Tree of Forgiveness bows at No. 5 with 54,000 units (53,000 in traditional album sales). The album is his first release album of his own new songs since 2005’s Fair and Square. The new set got a big boost from sales driven by a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer, which helps yield the two-time Grammy Award winner his best sales week since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991. (Prine has been charting on the Billboard 200 since 1972.) The Weeknd’s My Dear Melancholy dips 3-6 with 44,000 units (down 14 percent.) XXXTENTACION’s ? slips 5-7 with 40,000 units (down 13 percent.) Migos’ Culture II falls 6-8 with 36,000 units (down 3 percent.) Black Panther: The Album descends 7-9 with 34,000 units (down 7 percent.) Pentatonix rounds out the new top 10 with the arrival of its latest release, PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. 1. The covers set launches at No. 10 with 34,000 units (29,000 in traditional album sales), which garners the vocal group its eighth top 10 effort. Like Aldean, Breaking Benjamin and Prine, PTX’s sales were also goosed by a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer. Drake's "Nice for What" leads the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a second week, following its debut at No. 1 a week earlier. As on the Hot 100, "Nice," released on Young Money / Cash Money / Republic Records, spends a second week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, down 2 percent to 59.3 million U.S. streams in the week ending April 19, according to Nielsen Music. It dips 1-2 on Digital Song Sales with 50,000 downloads sold, down 43 percent, in the week ending April 19, while surging 34-27 on the Radio Songs chart with 40 million in all-format airplay audience, up 33 percent, in the week ending April 22, good for the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer award. Meanwhile, Drake boasts the Nos. 1 and 2 songs on the Hot 100 for a second week, as "God's Plan" logs a second frame at the runner-up spot after tallying its first 11 weeks at No. 1. Drake is the 16th act to rank at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously for multiple weeks, and the first since Justin Bieber, who did so for four frames in July 2017 as featured on Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" and DJ Khaled's "I'm the One." "Plan" holds at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (44.2 million, down 7 percent) and No. 3 on Radio Songs (114 million, up 5 percent) and drops 3-5 on Digital Song Sales (31,000, down 13 percent). Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line's "Meant to Be" keeps at No. 3 on the Hot 100 after reaching No. 2. It leads the Radio Songs chart for a third week (142 million, up 4 percent), Hot Country Songs for a 21st frame and the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart for a second week, while rising 2-1 on Country Airplay, where FGL earns its 12th leader and Rexha collects her first. Post Malone's "Psycho," featuring Ty Dolla $ign, is steady at No. 4 on the Hot 100, after debuting at its No. 2 high. Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey's "The Middle" hits the Hot 100's top five (6-5). Zedd notches his second top five hit and first as a lead act, following his featured turn on Ariana Grande's "Break Free" (No. 4, 2014). Airplay leads the way for "The Middle," which holds at its No. 2 high on Radio Songs (117 million, up 2 percent).  COMPLETE CHARTS


So sad news: Tim Bergling from Stockholm, better known by his stage name Avicii, died at the age of 28 in Muscat, Oman. His most famous smash 'Wake Me Up!' will be five years old in June this year. It was one of the biggest club tunes of all time, went to no.2 on the Global Chart in August 2013 and reached no.28 on the All Time Chart with a total of 11,218,000 points.


United Kingdom
Music Week Report
(excerpt)
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa at number on.1
Monday, April 23, 2018
by Alan Jones, London

 
Leadership of the singles chart changes hands for the fourth week in a row, with Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa’s One Kiss advancing from its debut position of No.3 to take the title. Harris’ ninth No.1 – a total equaled or surpassed by only 10 other acts in chart history - and Dua Lipa’s second, One Kiss leads a reshuffled top three in which all

enjoy double digit sales growth. The second Harris single in a row to climb 3-1 – his first seven No.1s all debuted there – One Kiss saw growth of 42.80% last week to 70,106 sales, including 47,679 from sales-equivalent streams. It had paid-for sales of 22,427 – which, like its overall tally, is the highest of 2018. Only two of his No.1s have credited him solo, and he has worked with different collaborators on each of the rest. It is interesting that he chose Dua Lipa for the latest – her only previous No.1, New Rules, dethroned his last No.1, Feels (feat. Pharrell, Katy Perry & Big Sean) last August. All of Harris' No.1s have come in a less than 10 years, and the only acts with more No.1s to their credit in the 21st century are Westlife (10). Rihanna and Eminem also have nine. Seven of Harris’ No.1s have come in the 2010s, putting him top of that list alongside Tinie Tempah. Harris’ 2014 chart-topper Summer became his fourth million-seller last week in a list

topped (naturally) by 2011 Rihanna collaboration, We Found Love, which has sold 1,780,814 copies. Cumulative UK consumption of Harris tracks, including sales-equivalent streams stand at 17.581,366. His last No.1 (God’s Plan) reigned for nine weeks until ACR kicked in but Drake’s follow-up, Nice For What, is dethroned after just a week, falling to No.2 with sales up 22.24% at 62,570, including the week’s best of 52,799 from sales-equivalent streams. Lil Dicky’s debut hit, Freaky Friday (feat. Chris Brown) has fallen 1-2-3 in the last fortnight but its slow downward drift comes despite its continuing increase in sales, which are up 10.08% week-on-week at 55,195. After three weeks at No.9, Sigala & Paloma Faith’s Lullaby reaches a new peak, climbing to No.7 (28,654 sales). The rest of the Top 10: Paradise (5-4, 35,044 sales) by George Ezra, Friends (6-6, 30,064 sales) by Marshmello & Anne-Marie, Feel It Still (8-8, 27,117 sales) by Portugal The Man, Psycho (10-9, 25,042 sales) by Post Malone feat. Ty Dolla $ign and This Is Me (7-10, 24,521 sales) by Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble. Overall singles sales are up 3.28% week-on-week at a record 16,634,984, 33.84% above same week 2017 sales of 12,428,793. Streams accounted for 15,689,251 sales, 94.31% of the total – both records. Paid-for sales are down 7.18% week-on-week at 945,733 – their lowest level for more than 12 years - and are 29.22% below same week 2017 sales of 1,336,218. They are below same-week, previous-year sales for the 246th week in a row. The last time paid-for sales were lower was in chart week 47, 2005 (sales week ending 26th November), when 912,538 singles were sold, and Madonna was No.1 with Hung Up (40,254 sales). Over 10,000 sales adrift in the first of the week’s sales flashes, the Motion Picture Cast Recording of The Greatest Showman made light work of eradicating its deficit, and ends up atop the artist album chart for the 13th time in 15 weeks. Climbing 2-1, it achieved sales of 30,080 in the week (including 11,243 from sales-equivalent streams) to simultaneously pass the 600,000 (double platinum) mark for both its career and the year-to-date, with tallies of 611,376 and 604,356, respectively. The album that shot to the top on Saturday’s sales flashes was Manic Street Preachers’ 13th studio album in a glittering 26-year chart career, Resistance Is Futile. Looking to become Manic Street Preachers’ second No.1, 20 years after the first – This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours – it ended up becoming their fifth No.2 album instead, following 1996’s Everything Must Go, 2001’s Know Your Enemy, 2007’s Send Away The Tigers and their most recent studio album, Futurology, which debuted and peaked in runners-up position in July 2014, on first week sales of 19,938 copies. Forty-one years to the week after their debut album Damned Damned Damned peaked at No.34, The Damned are in the Top 10 for the first time. Still fronted by their original vocalist, 61-year-old Dave Vanian – alongside charismatic bassist Captain Sensible, who turns 64 on Tuesday (April 24) - The Damned’s previous highest-charting album was Phantasmagoria, which reached No.11 in 1985, but that mark is easily surpassed by their 11th studio album Evil Spirits, which debuts at No.7 (6,364 sales). No.1 on debut last week, Kylie Minogue’s Golden now slips to No.4 (13,319 sales). After debuting at No.6 last week, Cardi B’s first album, Invasion Of Privacy climbs to No.5 (8,919 sales). Her No.1 single collaboration with Calvin Harris, One Kiss, isn’t on it but Dua Lipa’s eponymous debut album is on the rise again, returning to the Top 10 for a fifth sojourn (11-8, 6,119 sales). After slipping to No.13 last week – the lowest position of its 23-week chart career - Sam Smith’s The Thrill Of It All also returns to the Top 10, advancing to No.10 (3,282 sales). The rest of the Top 10: Staying At Tamara’s (3-3, 15,326 sales) by George Ezra, Divide (7-6, 8,433 sales) by Ed Sheeran and My Dear Melancholy (9-9, 5,421 sales) by The Weeknd. Overall album sales are down 5.72% week-on-week at 1,646,504, 3.20% above same week 2017 sales of 1,595,406. Streaming accounted for 956,485 sales – a record 58.09% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 15.06% week-on-week at 690,019, 22.01% below same week 2017 sales of 884,778.  COMPLETE CHARTS

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