'Dance Monkey' rules a fourth week
Thursday, November 14, 2019
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
Five debuts inside
the Global Album Top 10 this week and all from Asia: highest is the
seventh studio album by the nine-member Japanese boy band Hey! Say!
Jump. 'Parade' scores the current tally with 189,000 equivalent sales
(according to Oricon). 'Purpose', the second effort by South Korean
singer Taeyeon, bows shy behind at no.2 with 189,000 sales. And at
no.3 starting her compatriots Monsta X with their seventh EP 'Follow -
Find You' and 125,000 sales. Post Malone's 'Hollywood Bleeding' rises
back at no.4 in its ninth week on the hitlist with 119,000 sales, a
total of 2,086,000 so far, and rounds out the top five is last week's
no.1, 'Jesus Is King' by American rap-superstar Kanye West. The set
got another 109,000 equivalent sales, down 68% compared to its initial
week. And now, as every week, additional stats from outside the
current Global Top 10 in alphabetic order, the first figure means last
week's sales, the second figure the total sales:
'1989' by Taylor Swift 8,000
/ 11,196,000, '21' by Adele 9,000 / 29,796,000, '25' by Adele 8,000 / 22,186,000,
the 'A Star
Is Born' soundtrack 27,000 / 5,267,000, 'American Teen' by Khalid
14,000 / 3,474,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 33,000 / 3,984,000,
'Beerbongs & Bentleys'
by Post Malone 33,000 / 5,995,000, the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' soundtrack
3,925,000, 'Care Package' by Drake 6,000 / 360,000, 'Championships' Meek Mill 11,000 / 1,637,000,
'Cuz I Love You' by Lizzo 28,000 / 1,059,000, 'Damn.' by Kendrick
Lamar 12,000 / 5,590,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD 14,000 /
'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 28,000 / 15,336,000, 'Divinely Uninspired To A
Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 43,000 / 1,177,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine
Dragons 12,000 / 4,866,000, 'Father Of Asahd' by DJ Khaled 7,000 /
'Free Spirit' by Khalid 23,000 / 1,660,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by
Juice WRLD 16,000 / 2,359,000, 'Happiness Begins' by Jonas Brothers
16,000 / 1,112,000, 'Hurts 2B Human' by Pink 5,000 / 942,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith
9,000 / 8,265,000, 'Indigo' by Chris Brown 31,000 / 926,000,
'Invasion Of Privacy' by Cardi B 13,000 / 3,153,000, 'Kamikaze' by
Eminem 8,000 / 2,847,000, 'Love Yourself 轉 Answer' by BTS (Bangtan
Boys) 12,000 / 2,692,000, 'Lover' by Taylor Swift 62,000 / 2,300,000,
'Madame X' by Madonna 2,000 / 486,000, 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' by BTS (Bangtan
Boys) 17,000 / 4,157,000, 'Norman Fucking Rockwell!!' by Lana Del Rey
23,000 / 584,000, 'Origins' by Imagine Dragons 8,000 /
1,600,000, 'Over It' Summer Walker 63,000 / 466,000, 'Pray For The Wicked' by Panic! At The Disco
1,626,000, 'Question Mark'
by XXXTentacion 21,000 / 3,946,000, 'Rammstein' by Rammstein 10,000 /
1,149,000, 'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 6,000 / 5,063,000,
'Scorpion' by Drake 24,000 / 5,923,000, 'Seven' by Lil Nas X 25,000 /
906,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes
24,000 / 2,469,000, 'So Much Fun' by Young Thug 40,000 / 735,000, the 'Spider Man: Into The Spider-Verse' soundtrack
4,000 / 1,319,000, 'Staying At Tamara's' by George Ezra 5,000 /
1,602,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone
21,000 / 5,084,000, 'Sweetener' by
Ariana Grande 10,000 / 2,678,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 26,000 /
Greatest Showman' soundtrack 22,000 / 7,359,000, 'The Lion King: The
Gift' by Beyoncé 4,000 / 242,000, 'Trench' by Twenty
One Pilots 7,000 / 1,399,000, 'Views' by Drake 10,000 / 5,170,000, 'We
Are Not Your Kind' by Slipknot 8,000 / 559,000, 'We Love You Tecca'
by Lil Tecca 36,000 / 526,000,
'Western Stars' by Bruce Springsteen 20,000 / 733,000, 'When We All
Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish 64,000 / 3,866,000, and
'X' by Ed Sheeran 10,000 / 12,020,000. 'Dance Monkey' by
the 19 year-old Australian singer / songwriter Toni Watson,
known professionally as Tones And I, rules the Global Track Chart for
a fourth week with 414,000 points, another 3% growth compared to the
previous week. Also 'Señorita' by Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello holds
the runner-up slot for a fourth consecutive week, after 13 weeks at the summit,
with 282,000 points (down 8%). Post Malone's 'Circles' capped the top
three with 271,000 points (down 2%). Highest new-entry of the week is
'Don't Start Now', the first sign of Dua Lipa's upcoming second studio
album. The song starts at no.7 globally with 201,000 points. It's the
second Top 10 success for the British singer, songwriter and model,
after 'New Rules' peaked at no.6, exactly two years ago, in the week
46, 2017. Billie Eilish's smash 'Bad Guy' reaches the Top 100 of the
ALL TIME CHART.
After 32 weeks it has a total of 9,256,000 points, enough for no.96 on
that list. Outside
the weekly Top 40 waiting among other 'Roxanne' by Arizona Zervas at no.43, 'Zuruiyo
Zuruiyone' by =Love at no.45,
'Outnumbered' by Dermot
Kennedy at no.53, and 'Adicto' by Tainy at no.57 for their first appearance on the big list.
GLOBAL NO.1 - 50 YEARS AGO...
Sugar", released on May 24, 1969, became the biggest hymn of
the bubblegum pop genre that flourished from 1968 to 1973.
Originally The Archies was an American fictional band that
featured in the animated TV series, The Archies Show. The music
featured in the series was recorded by session musicians,
including Ron Dante on lead vocals and Toni Wine on duet and
backing vocals. Together they provided the voices of The Archies
using multitracking. "Sugar Sugar" went to no.1 in many countries
and was the most successful song of the year 1969 in the United
States and United Kingdom. On the Global Chart it reached no.4 on
the year-end hitlist 1969, but with the additional success in 1970
and a total of 9.974.000 points, it was also worldwide the most
successful single release of the year 1969.
'Someone You Loved' returns to no.1 on Hot 100
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding returns to No. 1 on the
Billboard 200 albums chart for a fifth nonconsecutive week, making it
the first album with five weeks atop the list in more
than a year. The title rises 2-1
on the Nov. 16-dated tally, with 78,000 equivalent album units earned in
the week ending Nov. 7 (down 3%), according to Nielsen Music.
The last set to spend five weeks at No. 1 was Drake’s Scorpion, which
spent a total of five weeks in charge, all consecutively (July 14,
2018-dated chart, its debut week, through Aug. 11).
Hollywood’s Bleeding debuted at No. 1 on Sept. 21, then spent its second
and third weeks in the top slot. It returned to No. 1 on Nov. 2, and
again tops the new chart.
Kanye West’s Jesus Is King falls from No. 1 to No. 2 on its second week
on the chart, with 72,000 equivalent album units earned (down 73%).
YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s former leader AI YoungBoy 2 rises 4-3 with
62,000 equivalent album units (though down 3%). Miranda Lambert claims
the lone debut in the top 10, as her latest studio album Wildcard
arrives at No. 4 with 53,000 equivalent album units (with 44,000 of that
in album sales). The new set marks her sixth top 10 effort,
all of which have been consecutive, starting with 2007’s Crazy
Ex-Girlfriend (which peaked at No. 6). She’s led the list once, with
Wildcard logs the third-largest week of 2019 for any country album, and
the largest for a country album by a woman.
Summer Walker’s Over It is steady at No. 5 on the new Billboard 200,
with 53,000 equivalent album units earned (down 11%),
while DaBaby’s former No. 1 Kirk is also a non-mover, at No. 6, with
36,000 units (down 9%).
Young Thug’s former leader So Much Fun rises 10-7 with 35,000 equivalent
album units earned (up 23%), with SEA units powering the bulk of the
set’s week (34,000; up 22%). The set gets a jolt thanks to interest
generated by a new remix of the album’s “Hot,” which adds Travis Scott
as a featured guest, in addition to the song’s original featured act,
Closing out the new top 10 are three former No. 1s:
Taylor Swift’s Lover dips 7-8 (34,000 units; down 2%),
Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? falls 8-9
(32,000 units; down 1%)
and Chris Brown’s Indigo climbs 11-10 (24,000 units; down 4%).
Lewis Capaldi's "Someone You Loved" revisits the top spot on the
Billboard Hot 100. The ballad first reached the summit two weeks ago and
dipped to No. 2 last week when Selena Gomez's "Lose You to Love Me"
became her first No. 1. Gomez's song drops to No. 5 on the latest list.
Capaldi's breakthrough hit concurrently adds a second week at No. 1 on
the Radio Songs chart, with 101 million audience impressions,
essentially even week-over-week, in the week ending Nov. 10, according
to Nielsen Music. It lifts 8-7 on Digital Song Sales, with 13,000
downloads sold in the week ending Nov. 7, also on par from the week
before. On Streaming Songs, it revisits the top 10, rising 11-9 with 24
million U.S. streams, down 3%, in the week ending Nov. 10.
Post Malone's "Circles" hits another new Hot 100 high, rising 3-2. The
song jumps 5-3 on Digital Song Sales (16,000, up 10%), holds at No. 4 on
Radio Songs (83.6 million, up 5%) and climbs 9-6 on Streaming Songs
(24.5 million, down less than 1%).
The singer/rapper collects his fifth top-two Hot 100 hit, after the No.
1s "Rockstar," featuring 21 Savage (for eight weeks, 2017), "Psycho,"
featuring Ty Dolla $ign (one, 2018), and "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into
the Spider-Verse)," with Swae Lee (one, January), and the No. 2-peaking
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's former one-week Hot 100 No. 1
"Señorita" rebounds 4-3 and Lizzo's former seven-week leader "Truth
Hurts" rises 5-4, while spending an 11th week at No. 1 on both the Hot
R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs genre charts (which employ the same
multi-metric methodology as the Hot 100).
Gomez's "Lose" falls to No. 5 after a week topping the Hot 100. Still,
it surges 41-26 on Radio Songs, up 43% to 34.6 million in reach, good
for top Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100. It drops from the summit
of both Streaming Songs (No. 3; 26.4 million, down 32%) and Digital Song
Sales (16,000, down 60%).
Lizzo's other, and second total, Hot 100 top 10, "Good as Hell," holds
at its No. 6 high. The song soared from No. 14 a week ago following the
Oct. 25 premiere of its remix with Ariana Grande. (For a second straight
week, the Grande remix accounts for less than half of all Hot 100 points
for "Good" in the tracking week, thus, again precluding her from being
listed on the chart.) The track adds a second week atop the Hot R&B
Chris Brown's "No Guidance," featuring Drake, rises 8-7 on the Hot 100,
after reaching No. 5, and Lil Nas X's "Panini" pushes 9-8, also after
hitting No. 5.
Maroon 5's "Memories" steps 11-9 on the Hot 100, lifting 3-2 on Digital
Song Sales (18,000, up 11%), 13-11 on Radio Songs (57.7 million, up 9%)
and 26-19 on Streaming Songs (16.6 million, up less than 1%).
Capping the Hot 100's top 10, Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber's "10,000
Hours" returns to the bracket (12-10), after debuting at its No. 4 high.
The collaboration crowns Hot Country Songs for a fifth frame.
Song Of The Month
'10,000 Hours', with guest vocals by Justin Bieber, is the first sign of the
upcoming new studio album by Dan & Shay, an American country music duo composed
of vocalists and songwriters Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney.
Music Week Report
The Script score fifth number one album
Monday, November 18, 2019
by Alan Jones, London
In another week of heavy action but
comparatively light sales, leadership of the chart change hands for the 12th
week in a row, with 13 albums debuting inside the Top 75, spearheaded by Sunsets
& Full Moons, the fifth No.1 from six releases in a little over eleven years for
Irish band The Script. Home to their 11th Top 40 hit, The
Last Time, consumption of Sunsets & Full
Moons – at 31,946 units (including 2,192 from sales-equivalent streams) –
surpasses the opening tally of The Script’s last album, Freedom Child, which was
No.1 on consumption of 29,574 units in September 2017, but the first four albums
by the Dublin trio sold upwards of 40,000 copies on debut. Their eponymous 2008
debut topped the chart on sales of 54,520, follow-up Science & Faith did
likewise on sales of 70,816 in 2010. Third album, Number Three opened and peaked
at number two on sales of 52,878 in 2012 and No Sound Without Silence sold
42,546 copies as it opened atop the list in 2014. The all-time sales of their
albums are in the same order as their release, with The Script selling 1,318,492
copies to date, followed by Science & Faith (812,634), Number 3 (629,206), No
Sound Without Silence (371,594) and Freedom Child (114,214).
The Script are the fourth Irish band in chart history to have five No.1
albums, joining U2 (10), Westlife (seven) and Boyzone (five). Westlife
could dethrone The Script and increase their tally to eight with new album
Spectrum, which was released on Friday (15th). In Ireland itself, The Script
have a perfect score of six No.1 albums from as many releases, trailing U2 (12)
and Westlife (10) but leading Boyzone (4).
While Aled Jones & Russell Watson’s second set of duets, Back In Harmony,
recedes 7-13 (5,018 sales), Michael Ball & Alfie Boe’s third collaboration, Back
Together opens at No.2 on consumption of 24,951 units. They previously teamed
for 2016’s Together and 2017’s Together Again, both of which topped the chart,
and which have combined consumption of more than a million copies. Together sold
44,860 copies in debuting at No.2, and reached No.1 five weeks later, while
Together Again sold slightly fewer on debut - 43,795 – at No.1. Back Together
provides 57-year-old Ball, from Worcestershire, with his 24th chart album and
his 10th Top 10 entry since 1992, arriving just 33 weeks after his most recent
solo album – Coming Home To You – opened at No.1 on sales of 18,039 copies. It
is the 10th Top 75 entry and the eighth Top 10 album for 46-year-old Boe from
Lancashire, who made his chart debut in 2007.
With three new songs, and new versions of 13 of their hits and most popular
album tracks, Reworked is Snow Patrol’s seventh consecutive top three album,
debuting at No.3 on consumption of 23,650 units.
It is more than 34 years since Simply Red released their first studio album,
Picture Book, and they maintain their record of never missing the Top 10, with
12th set, Blue Eyed Soul – a collection of new songs penned by their 59-year-old
frontman Mick Hucknall – debuting at No.6 (9,772 sales). Including compilations,
it is their 14th Top 10 album and 17th chart album in all. Hucknall has also
released two solo albums, one of which made the Top 10.
Five weeks after debuting at No.16 on digital sales and streaming, Nick Cave &
The Bad Seeds’ Ghosteen has been released physically, and re-enters at a new
peak of No.4 (15,135 sales), becoming their sixth Top 10 entry.
No.1 on debut 36 weeks ago, What A Time To Be Alive is back in the Top 10 for
the first time in 26 weeks for Tom Walker, surging 67-9 (8,980 sales) following
the release of a deluxe edition. With to-date consumption of 216,933 copies, it
is the ninth biggest artist album of 2019, and the second biggest by a new act,
trailing only Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, which
falls to the lowest position of its 26-week chart tenure this week, declining
4-8 (9,640 sales), ahead of the release of its new extended edition on 22
No.1 last week, From Out Of Nowhere now falls to No.7 (9,721 sales) for Jeff
Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra.
Completing the Top 10, Ed Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Project falls 3-5
(10,728 sales), and Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding dips 8-10 (6,897 sales).
Overall album sales are up 8.15% week-on-week at 1,939,450, 1.03% below same
week 2018 sales of 1,959,596. Sales-equivalent streams accounted for 1,188,817
sales, 61.30% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are up 20.23% week-on-week
at 750,633, 19.21% below same week 2018 sales of 929,104.Topping the singles chart for the 15th straight week in her native Australia
– where ACR is clearly not a thing – Dance Monkey is No.1 here for the seventh
time in a row for Melbourne singer/songwriter Tones And I.
It thus surpasses Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next – which topped for six weeks
last year – as the longest running No.1 by a solo female artist since Leona
Lewis’ Bleeding Love topped for seven weeks in 2007, and is now the longest
running No.1 ever by an Australian-born act, besting the six weeks that Two
Little Boys spent at No.1 for Rolf Harris in 1969/1970.
Consumption of Dance Monkey has exceeded 80,000 for five weeks in a row, with a
tally of 82,944 in the latest frame, including 72,527 from sales-equivalent
streams, raising its 18-week tally to 683,386, as it advances 35-27 on the
After debuting at No.2 last week, Dua Lipa’s Don’t Start Now remains in
runners-up position, albeit with consumption up 3.29% week-on-week at 50,959
units. Ride It by Regard (3-3, 39,847 sales) and South Of The Border (4-4,
330585 sales) by Ed Sheeran feat. Camila Cabello & Cardi B, are also static but
on declining consumption.
The five highest debuts on this week’s chart are, for the first time ever, by UK
rap acts. With a dozen previous Top 75 entries to his credit, J Hus scores his
third Top 10 entry and highest-charting hit to date with Must Be opening at No.5
(32,931 sales). Fredo has his 14th hit with Netflix & Chill (No.13, 24,891
sales). Meanwhile Dave – who has previously teamed for two hits apiece with the
aforementioned Hus and Fredo - has his 19th chart entry with Paper Cuts (No.15,
24,056 sales); KSI is back after a three year hiatus with his fourth hit and
biggest hit Down Like That (No.18, 22,740 sales), which features UK rapper S-X
on his chart debut and transatlantic assistance from Rick Ross on his sixth hit
and Lil Baby on his ninth [the latter also has his 10th with solo effort Woah
debuting at No.69, 7,471 sales)]; and Nottingham pair Young T & Bugsy have their
third hit with Don’t Rush (No.28, 16,974 sales), featuring fifth-time chartmaker
Completing the Top 10, Memories (8-6, 31,748 sales) hits a new peak for Maroon
5, while there are declines for Circles (5-7, 30,756 sales) by Post Malone, Lose
You To Love Me (6-8, 29,965 sales) by Selena Gomez, Good As Hell (7-9, 29,550
sales) by Lizzo and Bruises (9-10, 28,841 sales) by Lewis Capaldi.
Overall singles sales are up 0.55% week-on-week at 18,558,094, 13.95% above same
week 2018 sales of 16,286,203. Paid-for sales are down 5.38% week-on-week at
566,118 – 31.69% below same week 2018 sales of 828,723. They are below same
week, previous year sales for the 328th week in a row.