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Global Chart Report

Ed Sheeran returns to the tip
Friday, July 18, 2014
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden

Despite a 31% sales decline to 151.000 copies, compared to the previous week, Ed Sheeran's new effort 'X' climbs back to the summit of the Global Album Chart. After three weeks on the tally 'X' sold a total of 920.000 copies. The biggest sales has the album still in United Kingdom with 52.200 units, following by the USA with 35.000 units, Germany with around 15.000 units, Australia with 7.800 units and Canada with 5.000 units. Australian pop and jazz singer and songwriter Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, better known mononymously as Sia, brings this week's highest debut. Her sixth album '1000 Forms Of Fear' starts at no.2 globally with 105.000 sales, 51.600 of it comes from the USA, 12.100 from Australia, 7.700 from United Kingdom, 7.300 from France and 5.600 from Canada. This year's biggest seller, Disney's soundtrack to the blockbuster 'Frozen' turns back at no.3 with 100.000 sales. After 33 weeks on the tally 'Frozen' sold a total of 5,44 million copies. It's the most successful soundtrack since 'Mamma Mia!',

which was released in 2008 and sold more than 5,5 million copies to date. By the way, the most successful soundtrack of all time is 'Grease', starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta, from 1978. The set sold a whopping 40 million copies to date. Second highest debut on this week's hitlist is 'Pikapika Fantajin', the fourth album by Japanese model and singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. It opens at no.10 with 48.000 sales, according to Oricon. Some additional sales stats: '21' by Adele sold 8.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 26,48 million so far, 'Farbenspiel' by Helene Fischer sold 17.000 units last week, 1,25 million so far, 'Midnight Memories' by One Direction sold 16.000 units last week and has a total of 4,01 million units so far, 'Halycon' by 

Ellie Goulding sold 1,72 million copies so far, 'Love In The Future' by John Legend 977.000 and 'Random Access Memories' by Daft Punk 3,85 million.  COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  Ariana Grande's 'Problem' is still the biggest hit globally. The smash tops the Track Chart for a third non-consecutive week and loses 11% in points to 296.000. The result after eleven weeks on the tally are 3.005.000 points. Close behind 'Problem' opens this week's highest debut, 'Natsu No Free & Easy' by the Japanese idol group Nogizaka 46. It started with 287.000 points at no.2. Sam Smith's former no.1 smash 'Stay With Me' slides at no.3 now with 254.000 points. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other Kesney Chesney's 'American Kids' at no.43, Dierks Bentley's Drunk On A Plane' at no.50, Vance Joy's 'Riptide' at no.52 and Fifth Harmony's 'Bo$$' at no.55 for their first appearance on the big list. Our weekly survey contains global sales and global airplay. At the moment the ratio is 75% for sales and 25% for airplay. The ratio will be changed step by step in the next few weeks. Airplay will be devalued to 20%, Sales to 70% and new is Streaming with 10%. From this week on the data of the main streaming provider company Spotify are including to our hitlist.  COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART

Global Chart - 10 Years Ago
'This Love' Maroon 5
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Global Chart - 20 Years Ago
'I Swear' All 4 One
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It was the first successful track of the glamorous Disco-era: 'Rock Your Baby' by George McCrae. The song was written and produced by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch of the KC & The Sunshine Band. Originally the vocals should be added by soul-singer Gwen McCrae. Accidentally her husband George visited the studio during the recordings and suddenly he was behind the microphone... a magnificent moment of the pop history! 'Rock Your Baby' became a massive international hit, reached the no.1 in almost all countries around the globe. On the global chart the track occupied the no.1 spot for sensational 16 weeks! On the year-end chart 1974 it achieved no.2, short behind Terry Jacks' 'Seasons In The

Sun'. And on the ALL TIME CHART 'Rock Your Baby' ranks at no.49 with impressive 10.287.000 points, only eight other songs of the Seventies had more global success. By the way, 'Rock Your Baby' inspired the drum part in the ABBA smash 'Dancing Queen'. George McCrae, now 68 years old, is a typical one-hit wonder. Nevertheless he released 15 albums, the latest, 'Time For A Change', was released in 2009 without appreciable success.  GLOBAL CHART - 40 YEARS AGO  click the picture to see the video

Billboard Report
Weird Al Yankovic gets first no.1 album on Billboard 200
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
by Keith Caulfield, Los Angeles

After more than 30 years on the charts, comedian-singer Weird Al Yankovic earns his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Mandatory Fun" debuts atop the list. The album is the first

comedy set to top the chart since 1963, and logs the largest sales week for a comedy album since 1994. "If you'd told me 30 years ago this would happen, I never would've believed it," Yankovic tweeted on Wednesday. "If you'd told me 2 weeks ago, I never would've believed it." "Mandatory Fun" was released July 15 through Way Moby and RCA Records, and sold 104,000 copies in the week ending July 20, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was promoted by a well-received daily viral video campaign that launched Monday, July 14. Starting with his parody of Pharrell's "Happy," Yankovic released eight music videos for the album through the week on various sites, like The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo, Nerdist, College Humor and YouTube. "Mandatory" is the first comedy album to top the Billboard 200 since Allan Sherman's "My Son, the Nut" spent eight weeks at No. 1 beginning on the chart dated Aug. 31, 1963. A couple of comedy sets came close since then, including Steve Martin's No. 2-peaking "A Wild and Crazy

Guy" back in 1978 and a pair of No. 2 Cheech & Chong titles in the early 1970s. Yankovic leads a debut-filled top four on the Billboard 200, where Jason Mraz's "Yes!" starts at No. 2, Rise Against's "The Black Market" bows at No. 3, and Kidz Bop Kids' "Kidz Bop 26" enters at No. 4. The entire top four has not been populated by debuts since the Oct. 12, 2013 chart, when Drake's "Nothing Was the Same" opened at No. 1. Mraz was initially in a slight battle with Yankovic for the new No. 1 slot, as industry forecasters suggested both "Yes!" and "Mandatory" would sell around 70,000 to 75,000 copies in their first week. Ultimately, while both albums sold stronger than forecast, "Mandatory" blew past expectations. That said, "Yes!," which sold 81,000 copies, is the fourth top 10 album for

Mraz and second to reach the No. 2 slot. (He has yet to earn a No. 1.) "Yes!" follows 2012's "Love Is a Four Letter Word," which also debuted and peaked in the runner-up slot, selling 102,000 in its first week. Rock band Rise Against nets its fourth top 10 album as well, as "The Black Market" opens at No. 3 with 53,000. It follows 2011's "Endgame," which debuted and peaked at No. 2 with 85,000. Kidz Bop Kids' "Kidz Bop 26" is the fourth and final arrival in the top 10, as the latest in the kids-sing-the-hits series starts with 46,000. It's the 40th charting album for the Kidz Bop franchise and the 19th top 10 for the series. The new set features kid-friendly (and kid-sung) covers of such hits as Pharrell’s "Happy," Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" and One Direction's "Story of My Life." The "Frozen" soundtrack spends its 30th straight week in the top five, as it descends 2-5 with 43,000 (down 6 percent). The last album to spend a longer consecutive run in the top five was Adele's "21," which wrapped a 39-week reign in the region on Dec. 3, 2011. Sam Smith's "In the Lonely Hour" dips 3-6 (35,000; down 17 percent), Ed Sheeran's "x" falls 5-7 (24,000; down 32 percent), the "Now 50" album slips 7-8 (23,000; up 4 percent), and Trey Songz's "Trigga" drops 4-9 (nearly 23,000; down 35 percent). Blake Shelton closes out the top 10 with his surging "Based On a True Story …" album. It vaults 63-10 with 22,000 — up a whopping 386 percent. The album was sale-priced in the iTunes Store last week for $5.99 and grew by 1,000 percent in overall download sales. To promote the sale pricing, Shelton's Twitter account sent out two Tweets during the week to the country star's 6.8 million followers. His Facebook page, which has 8.3 million likes, also spread the word about the discount. Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending July 20) totaled 4.4 million units, up 7 percent compared with the sum last week (4.1 million) and down 8 percent compared with the comparable sales week of 2013 (4.7 million). Year-to-date album sales stand at 133.5 million, down 15 percent compared with the same total at this point last year (156.5 million). Over on the Digital Songs chart, Magic's "Rude" holds at No. 1 with 195,000 downloads sold (up 6 percent), and Smith's "Stay With Me" rises 3-2 with 164,000 (up 1 percent). Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, climbs 4-3 with 155,000, and 5 Seconds of Summer's "Everything I Didn't Say" bows at No. 4 with 149,000. It's the sixth song released in the lead-up to the debut of the band's new self-titled album, which was issued July 22. Ariana Grande's "Problem," featuring Azalea, is steady at No. 5 with 114,000 (down 8 percent), and Maroon 5's "Maps" rises 7-6 with 105,000 (down less than 1 percent). Florida Georgia Line's "Dirt" drops 2-7 in its second week, selling 99,000 (down 46 percent). Nico & Vinz's "Am I Wrong" descends 6-8 with 96,000 (down 13 percent), and Sia's "Chandelier" reaches the top 10 for the first time, flying 18-10 with 83,000 (up 29 percent). Digital track sales this past week totaled 20.4million downloads, up less than 1 percent compared with last week (20.3 million) and down 11 percent stacked next to the comparable week of 2013 (22.8 million). Year-to-date track sales are at 655.5 million, down 13 percent compared with the same total at this point last year (752.2 million).  COMPLETE CHARTS

is a Canadian reggae fusion band, composed of songwriter and record producer Nasri Atweh on lead vocals and Mark Pellizzer, Alex Tanas and Ben Spivak. In 2013, they released their debut single, 'Rude' from their debut album 'Don't Kill The Magic' released worldwide on July 1, 2014. All members of the band are originally from the Toronto area. The lead singer of Magic!, Nasri, had been working with and writing songs for different pop acts prior to the start of the band, mainly alongside Adam Messinger, together known as The Messengers. He had met Mark Pelli in the studio and within a week they had written the song 'Don't Judge Me' for Chris Brown. Nasri described the chemistry between himself and Pelli as 'different than writing chemistry, it was more artistic'. A few weeks later, while Mark played a reggae tune on the guitar, Nasri suggested to start a band like 'modern-day Police'. The debut single 'Rude' is a great international success now.   >> source: Wikipedia - click the picture to see the video

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
Mancunian boy band Rixton tops single list
Monday, July 21, 2014
by Alan Jones, London

Already a major hit in many territories, Mancunian boy band Rixton's debut single Me And My Broken Heart opens its UK career at number one. However, despite several weeks of pre-sales, its first week tally of 63,478 sales - including 2,203 from streams - is the lowest for a number one since Lily Allen's version of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know

sold 47,676 copies on its second and last week at number one last December, 31 weeks ago. Although Rixton are chart newcomers, Me And My Broken Heart was written by a committee of four very experienced songwriters (Steve Mac, Wayne Hector, Ammar Malik and Benjamin Levin) with previous number ones to their credit, and incorporates a sample from Matchbox 20 singer Rob Thomas' 2005 solo song Lonely No More. Thomas thus gets his first writing credit on a number one, beating his previous best of number three for Santana's Smooth, on which he was also credited vocalist. Mac & Hector are the most experienced of Me And My Broken Heart’s writers, having jointly penned (sometimes with others) nine previous number ones: Westlife’s Say It Again (1999), Flying Without Wings (1999), Queen Of My Heart (2001) and World Of Our Own (2002), Michelle’s All This Time (2004), JLS' Beat Again (2009) and Everybody In Love (2009), The Wanted's All Time Low (2010) and Glad You Came (2011).

Hector also got a credit on Peter Andre's 1996 number one Flava, and JLS' Love You More (2010) while Mac also has a further JLS number one to his credit, The Club Is Alive. Unable to challenge the Manchester lads, Nicole Scherzinger nevertheless acquits herself well with Your Love debuting at number six (41,062 sales) to become her 15th Top 10 hit, including Pussycat Dolls releases. It is likely to be the first single from her yet-to-be-named second solo album - but you can never be sure, as she has reportedly scrapped five albums in her solo career thus far. Until this year, the only Ella to have charted a solo single in the UK was Ella Fitzgerald more than 50 years ago, but two more have joined the list in 2014 and they are currently in the Top 20 together - Ella Henderson's

chart-topping debut single Ghost retreats 3-4 (46,100 sales), while Ella Eyre's If I Go debuts at number 16 (23,292 sales). After debuting last week at number one, It's My Birthday drifts to number three (46,619 sales) for Will.I.Am feat. Cody Wise. Elsewhere in the Top 10: Problem holds at number two (48,383 sales) for Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea, Budapest holds at number five (44,822 sales) for George Ezra, Right Here slips 6-7 (38,214 sales) for Jess Glynne, Sing falls 7-8 (33,388 sales) for Ed Sheeran, Gecko (Overdrive) declines 8-9 (29,460 sales) for Oliver Heldens & Becky Hill and Stay With Me holds at number 10 (28,989 sales) for Sam Smith. Overall singles sales are down 2.33% week-on-week, at 5,148,727. Streaming accounted for 49.14% of those sales. Under previously existing criteria where only paid-for purchases were included, overall singles sales are down 3.68% week-on-week at 2,618,735 – 23.68% below same week 2013 sales of 3,431,468, and the 49th consecutive week in which they have declined versus a year ago. Ed Sheeran's X continues to dominate the album chart, topping the list for the fourth straight week, on sales of 39,375 copies. Although Sheeran's 2011 debut + has been in the Top 200 continuously since release 149 weeks ago, accumulating sales of 1,824,151 copies, it spent only three weeks at number one, and never managed even two in a row. The last album by any act to spend its first four weeks at number one was Britain's Got Talent alumni Richard & Adam's The Impossible Dream last August but the last by a male solo artist was Robbie Williams' Escapology, way back in 2002. James Blunt's Back To Bedlam spent eight straight weeks at number one in 2005, but not from the very start of its career. Morrissey has the week's highest new entry, debuting at number two (18,762 sales) with his 10th solo album, World Peace Is None Of Your Business. It is his first album of new material since 2009, when Years Of Refusal debuted and peaked at number three on significantly higher first week sales of 39,203. Retro London R&B duo Jungle impressed on the John Peel stage at Glastonbury ahead of the release of their eponymous debut album, which duly arrives this week at number seven (9,952 sales). Elsewhere in the Top 10: Blue Smoke/The Best Of Dolly Parton holds at number three (15,408 sales), In The Lonely Hour by Sam Smith holds at number four (14,990 sales),Wanted On Voyage by George Ezra holds at number five (12,158 sales), Caustic Love by Paolo Nutini rises 9-6 (10,985 sales), Ghost Stories by Coldplay falls 7-8 (9,456 sales), 5 Seconds Of Summer dips 6-9 (8,768 sales) and Halcyon by Ellie Goulding jumps 20-10 (6,748 sales). Overall album sales are down 3.56% week-on-week at 1,267,587 – 2.21% below same week 2013 sales of 1.296,244.  COMPLETE CHARTS

Oricon Singles Chart
No.1 'Top Of The World' Smap

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Media Control Track Chart
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