Global Chart Report
Eminem is back atop on both
Friday, November 29, 2013
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
Last week he was overtaken by Lady GaGa, but now Eminem is back
at the summit of the global
album chart with his new effort 'Marshall Mathers LP 2'. It sold
another 263.000 copies in its third week at the tally, a 37% decline
compared to the previous week and a total of 1,9 million so far. Lady
GaGa's 'Artpop' loses dramatic, massive 76% in sales to 132.000 copies
and slides at no.3 on the hitlist. For comparison, the former album
'Born This Way' sold 487.000 copies in its second week at retail (week
24, 2011). Sandwiched between Eminem and Lady GaGa starts Robbie
Williams' new album 'Swings Both Ways' at no.2 with 214.000 sales.
More than half of it are from United Kingdom (109.000).
'Swings Both Ways' leads 14 debuts on the current tally, but the sales
are still very low compared to the same week of the previous years.
Look at the final place: this week Justin Timberlake's 'The 20/20
Experience, Part 2' holds no.40 with only 28.000 units. Last year in
the week 49 Scotty McCreery's 'Christmas With Scotty' ranked there
with 51.000 sales, 2011 David Guetta's 'Nothing But The Beat' held
no.40 with 50.000 copies and 2010 Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas II
You' was at the final slot with 56.000 sales. One reason is surely
that the 'Black Friday' (the official shopping start of the holiday
season in the USA) is one week later this year, but the other reason
are the persistent album sales declines. Back to this week's hitlist,
where Five Finger Death Punch's 'Wrong
Side Of Heaven, Vol.2' is the second highest debut at no.6 with
100.000 first week sales. The predecessor, 'Wrong Side Of Heaven,
Vol.1' started with 141.000 units at no.3 in the week
33, 2013. Japan's current no.1 album, Porno Graffitti's best-of
compilation '15th Anniversary' opens at no.7 with 85.000 sales. The
excellent British musician Jake Bugg arrives at no.8 with 'Shangri La'
(72.000 sales), Daughtry's new effort 'Baptized' follows at no.9
(69.000 sales) and the soundtrack to 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'
reaches no.10 (65.000 sales).
COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART
Eminem feat. Rihanna's 'The Monster' reigns the global track chart for
a third consecutive week and wins 1% in points to 401.000. Lorde's
'Royals' turns back at no.2 after a 6% points boost to 321.000. The
Japanese are addicted to their boring idol groups. This week SKE 48
shoots atop the official Oricon charts with the new smash
'Sansei Kawaii!' and huge start sales nearly 450.000 singles, enough
for a no.3 debut globally. Katy Perry's 'Roar' leaves the top three
for the first time and slides down at no.4 in its 15th week on the
tally. The song gets another 283.000 points and has now a total of
6.689.000 points. That's enough for a secured place in the Top 10 of
the year-end chart. One month before the year ends, the biggest hits
so far are Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' with 11.277.000 points, Daft
Punk's 'Get Lucky' with 8.835.000 points (this week the first time
outside the Top 40), Macklemore's 'Thrift Shop' with 8.646.000 points,
Pink's 'Just Give Me A Reason' with 7.958.000 points, and
Avicii's 'Wake Me Up! with 7.778.000 points. Back to this week's
hitlist where teenie sensation One Direction is placed with massive
four hits: 'Story Of My Life' falls from no.12 to no.16 (132.000
points) and the other three songs are new on the chart, 'Diana' at
no.17 (116.000 points), 'Midnight Memories', the title track of the
new album, which will be make a deep impact on next week's hitlist,
starts at no.20 (96.000 points) and finally 'Strong' comes in at no.31
(76.000 points). Outside the top 40 waiting among other Lee Juck's
'Lie Lie Lie' at no.42, Jason DeRulo's 'Marry Me' at no.53, Robbie
Williams' 'Go Gentle' at no.54 and Lily Allen's 'Hard out Here' at
no.59 for their first appearance on the big list.
COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART
Exactly 50 years ago the Beatles bowed at no.1 on
the global chart with 'I Want To Hold Your Hand', due enormous
940.000 start sales in United Kingdom. No other single before sold
so much in its initial week in UK. Short time later the track was
an outstanding global super-seller, with 5 million sales in the
USA alone. 'I Want Hold Your Hand' is the biggest Beatles smash and
ranks at no.5 on the
ALL TIME CHART.
10, 50 YEARS AGO
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GLOBAL CHART - 20 YEARS AGO
No.1 'I'D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE' MEAT LOAF
GLOBAL CHART - 40 YEARS AGO
No.1 'ANGIE' ROLLING STONES
Klingande is a French electronic music duo with
house music and jazz influences and prominent use of the piano
and the saxophone. The duo is made up of Cédric Steinmyller
and Edgar Catry and was launched in December 2012. Both
originating from northern France and both born in 1991, they
both started music very early learning to play the piano. They found international chart success with
their follow up single "Jubel" that has charted in France,
Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy and Austria.
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One Direction scores historic third no.1 album
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
by Keith Caulfield, Los Angeles
One Direction's "Midnight Memories" debuts at No. 1 on
the Billboard 200 chart
this week with 546,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The act
makes history as
the first group to debut at No.1 with
their first three albums. "Midnight Memories" follows two No.1s for the act in
2012: their debut album "Up All Night" and sophomore set "Take Me Home." One Direction's first-week sales have also
steadily grown with each successive album. Their first set, "Up All Night,"
bowed atop the list with 176,000, while "Take Me Home" launched with 540,000.
With "Midnight Memories'" start, One Direction also becomes only
the third pop group to log multiple half-million sales weeks in the Nielsen
SoundScan era. Since the company began tracking sales in 1991, only two other
pop groups have notched more than one sales week of 500,000: 'N Sync and
Backstreet Boys. Last week's No. 1 album, Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2,"
is pushed down to No. 2, despite a 65% sales gain. It sold 199,000 for the week.
All but four of the albums in the top 75 of the chart this week have sales
increases, courtesy of the very busy Thanksgiving holiday shopping weekend and
Black Friday promotions. Scrolling down the chart, the first album to see a dip
in sales is way down at No. 23: Daughtry's "Baptized," which falls by 35% in its
second week. All four of the albums in the top 75 that see sales declines are
also only in their second week on the chart. Coming in at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 this week is Garth Brooks' new
Walmart-exclusive box set, "Blame It All On My Roots." One Direction and Brooks are the
only two new arrivals in the top 10 this week. The next-highest debut is the
soundtrack to "Frozen," which bows at No. 18 with 44,000. Back in the top 10
though, the Robertsons' "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas" is steady
at No. 4 with 137,000 (up 127%) and Katy Perry's "PRISM" vaults 11-5 with
136,000 (up 252%). Kelly Clarkson's
"Wrapped In Red" rises 9-6 with 131,000 (up 195%). Like "Duck the Halls" and
"PRISM," Clarkson's set was discounted to an attractive
post-Thanksgiving price. It sold for
$7 at Target. Lady Gaga's "ARTPOP" moves up one position to No. 7 with 116,000
-- and a 154% gain. Two more discounted sets see gains in the top 10: Luke
Bryan's "Crash My Party" climbs 15-8 with 109,000 (up 318%) and Miley Cyrus'
"Bangerz" rises 16-9 with 79,000 (up 228%). Closing out the top 10 is the "Now
48" album, down seven slots, selling 77,000 (up 22%). Overall album sales in
this past chart week (ending Dec. 1) totaled 8.59 million units, up 62% compared
with the sum last week (5.29 million) and up 14% compared with the comparable
sales week of 2012 (7.52 million). Year to date album sales stand at 253.60
million, down 8% compared to the same total at this point last year (275.31
million). Over on the Digital
Songs chart, Pitbull's "Timber" (featuring Ke$ha), jumps
to No. 1 for the first time, selling 237,000 downloads (up 43%). Last week,
the song was ranked at No. 4. It's the first No. 1 on the Digital Songs
chart for Pitbull, who previously went as high as No. 2 with three different
tunes: "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)," his featured turn on Jennifer
Lopez's "On the Floor," and "Give Me Everything." For Ke$ha, "Timber" is her
third No. 1, and first since 2010's "We R Who We R" debuted atop the list.
"Timber," like many songs on the chart this week, benefit from performances on the "American Music Awards" (AMAs),
which took place on Sunday, Nov. 24. Last week's leader, Eminem's "The Monster,"
featuring Rihanna, falls to No. 2 with 231,000 (down 4%). The AMAs also help a
Great Big World's "Say Something," featuring Christina Aguilera, which climbs
6-3 with 197,000 (up 63%). Also seeing AMAs-related bumps in the top 10: One
Direction's "Story of My Life," which re-enters at No. 7 with 118,000 and Miley
Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball," which climbs 10-9 with 99,000 (up 11%). Elsewhere in the
top 10, OneRepublic's "Counting Stars" dips 3-4 with 175,000 (up 5%) and Lorde's
"Royals" slips 2-5 with 144,000 (down 19%). Imagine Dragons' "Demons" falls one
rung to No. 6 with 124,000 (down 1%) and Passenger's "Let Her Go" descends a
slot to no. 8 with 115,000 (down 1%). Katy Perry's "Roar" rounds out the top 10,
falling one position to No. 10, with just under 99,000 (down less than 1%).
Digital track sales this past week totaled 20.86 million downloads, up 7%
compared with last week (19.52 million) and down 6% stacked next to the
comparable week of 2012 (22.15 million). Year to date track sales are at 1.16
billion, down 4% compared to the same total at this point last year (1.21
Music Week Report (Excerpt)
Calvin Harris has the charts under control
Monday, December 2, 2013
by Alan Jones, London
Selling more copies in a week than either of their previous
albums, and more copies in a week than any artist album has so far this
year, One Direction's Midnight Memories storms to number one.
Topping the chart 54 weeks after predecessor Take Me Home opened at the
summit on sales of 155,316, Midnight Memories sold 237,338 copies last
week, far eclipsing 2013's previous best of 165,091 set 27 weeks ago by
Punk's Random Access Memories. The release of Midnight Memories put paid
to any hopes that X Factor judge and mentor Gary Barlow might have had
of debuting atop the chart - and dethroning colleague Robbie Williams -
with Since I Saw You Last, his first solo album in 14 years. Buoyed by
his performance of first single Let Me Go on The X Factor results show,
its first week sales of 116,151 were enough to earn it a number two
debut - a big improvement on his last solo album Twelve Months Eleven
Days, which sold 4,749 copies debuting and peaking at number 35 in
1999. It also exceeds - by a 6.93% margin - the 108,622 copies that
Robbie's album sold when topping the chart last week. The aforementioned
Robbie Williams, incidentally, is bumped off the top of the chart for
the second time in a row by One Direction. A little over a year after
his Take The Crown was dethroned by their Take Me Home, his Swings Both
Ways is superseded by Midnight Memories. Take The Crown crashed 1-5 on
sales of 34,692 but Swings Both Ways is holding up much better, falling
1-3 on sales of 82,689 copies. One of the guest vocalists on Williams'
new album, Olly Murs, catapults 96-4 (46,423 sales) with latest album
Right Place Right Time following its release in a new edition that adds
seven audio tracks and a DVD.
Boyzone reached number one with all four previous studio albums but the
reconvened Irish boy band legends debut at number six (30,466 sales)
with BZ20 which, as its title suggests, marks their 20th anniversary.
Susan Boyle scores her fifth Top 10 album in little more than four
years, debuting at number nine with seasonal selection Home For
Christmas. Completing this week's Top 10, Eminem's The Marshall Mathers
LP 2 (2-5, 35,278 sales), Elvis Presley's The Nation's Favourite Elvis
Songs (5-7, 29,393 sales), Celine Dion's Loved Me Back To Life (4-8,
27,720 sales), and Andre Rieu's Music Of The Night (7-10, 23,475 sales).
A week after topping the 2m mark for the first time this year, sales
leap again to exceed 3m. Overall album sales are up a massive 31.82%
week-on-week to 3,025,248.
It is the seventh week in a row that sales have grown and the second
week in a row they have set a new
2013 high. However,
they are 12.37% below comparable week 2012 sales of 3,452,188,
making it the 16th week in a row they have declined versus last
year. After taking nine Top 10 singles from his last album, 18
Months, Calvin Harris is in familiar territory with brand new
song Under Control debuting atop the chart. Harris' fifth number one -
and the first for Swedish DJ Alesso and UK duo Hurts who are also
featured on Under Control - it sold 74,704 copies last week. It is
Harris' 19th hit in less than seven years and increases his overall
singles sales to 6,255,341. Number two on early midweek sales flashes, Love Is On The Radio faded as
the week progressed but still sold 42,653 copies to debut at number six
for McFly. The 19th of the band's 21 hits to make the Top 10, it is the
first single from their upcoming (sixth) album.
Breach scores his second straight Top 10 hit, debuting at number nine
(35,408 sales) with Everything You Never Had (We Had It All). Featuring
vocals from Andreya Triana, it is his follow-up to Jack, which also
reached number nine in July.
Somewhere Only We Know dips 1-4 for Lily Allen (54,105 sales).
Top 10 singles not mentioned elsewhere this week: The Monster dips 5-7
(41,873 sales) for Eminem feat. Rihanna, How Long Will I Love You falls
4-8 (40,671 sales) for Ellie Goulding and Animals slides 6-10 (33,786
sales) for Martin Garrix.
Overall singles sales are up 1.52% week-on-week at 3,032,415 - 10.87%
below same week 2012 sales of 3,402,319. In a depressing scenario which
matches the album market, it is the 16th week in a row that singles
sales have been below their 2012 levels.
ORICON SINGLE CHART
No.2 'VERY MERRY XMAS' TOHOSHINKI
MEDIA CONTROL ALBUM CHART
No.1 FREI.WILD 'STILL'
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