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Global Chart Report

Post Malone controls the hitlists
Thursday, September 19, 2019
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden


Six times on the Global Track Chart and the new number one with massive sales on the Global Album Chart - Post Malone is the clear winner this week. 'Hollywood's Bleeding', the third album by the 24-year-old American rapper, singer, songwriter, storms atop the tally with 648,000 equivalent sales. The best sales by countries are from the United States with 489,000 and Canada with 52,000 (according to Nielsen Music / Billboard), 34,000 from United Kingdom (OCC) and 9,000 from Australia (ARIA). It's the best weekly sales frame for Post Malone ever, his former effort 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' started with 603,000 sales in the week 19, 2018. Back to this week's hitlist, where Taylor Swift ranks still at the runner-up slot with another healthy 176,000 sales, a total of 1,593,000 after only three weeks. Two Japanese releases follow at no.3 and no.4: 'Itsuka Sonohi Ga Kuruhi Made' by Ekichi Yazawa starts at no.3 with 112,000 sales and 'Turntable' by

Mariya Takeuchi arrives at no.4 with 97,000 sales. Finally 'K-12', the second studio album by Melanie Martinez and released with an accompanying film of the same name, comes in at no.7 with 88,000 sales. 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 10,000 / 11,131,000, '21' by Adele 9,000 / 29,727,000, '25' by Adele 8,000 / 22,119,000, the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 31,000 / 5,029,000, 'American Teen' by Khalid 14,000 / 3,358,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 44,000 / 3,702,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 37,000 / 5,721,000, the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' soundtrack 25,000 / 3,750,000, 'Care Package' by Drake 16,000 / 279,000, 'Championships' Meek Mill 16,000 / 1,534,000, 'Cuz I Love You' by Lizzo 45,000 / 767,000, 'Damn.' by Kendrick Lamar 11,000 / 5,495,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD 16,000 / 1,042,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 29,000 / 15,106,000, 'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 37,000 / 836,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 11,000 / 4,767,000, 'Father Of Asahd' by DJ Khaled 11,000 / 623,000, 'Free Spirit' by Khalid 30,000 / 1,448,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice WRLD 17,000 / 2,228,000, 'Happiness Begins' by Jonas Brothers 25,000 / 964,000, 'Homecoming: The Live Album' by Beyoncé 5,000 / 403,000, 'Hurts 2B Human' by Pink 11,000 / 879,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 7,000 / 8,197,000, 'Indigo' by Chris Brown 37,000 / 625,000, 'Invasion Of Privacy' by Cardi B 15,000 / 3,045,000, 'Kamikaze' by Eminem 10,000 / 2,776,000, 'Love Yourself 轉 Answer' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 9,000 / 2,632,000, 'Madame X' by Madonna 6,000 / 461,000, 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 17,000 / 4,046,000, 'Origins' by Imagine Dragons 12,000 / 1,521,000, 'Pray For The Wicked' by Panic! At The Disco 10,000 / 1,560,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 33,000 / 3,766,000, 'Rammstein' by Rammstein 18,000 / 1,044,000, 'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 9,000 / 5,005,000, 'Scorpion' by Drake 27,000 / 5,727,000, 'Seven' by Lil Nas X 34,000 / 656,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes 35,000 / 2,248,000, 'So Much Fun' by Young Thug 63,000 / 390,000, the 'Spider Man: Into The Spider-Verse' soundtrack 8,000 / 1,276,000, 'Staying At Tamara's' by George Ezra 6,000 / 1,559,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 24,000 / 4,912,000, 'Sweetener' by Ariana Grande 12,000 / 2,589,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 30,000 / 2,909,000, 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack 22,000 / 7,176,000, 'The Lion King: The Gift' by Beyoncé 10,000 / 191,000, 'Trench' by Twenty One Pilots 8,000 / 1,343,000, 'Views' by Drake 9,000 / 5,086,000, 'We Are Not Your Kind' by Slipknot 29,000 / 437,000, 'Western Stars' by Bruce Springsteen 13,000 / 629,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 11,000 / 11,933,000. 'Señorita' by Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello remains atop the Global Track Chart for a 10th week. The romantic, spanish-influenced love song gets another 429,000 points, down 5% compared to the previous week. Nogizaka 46, the official rival of the Japanese pop phenomenom AKB 48, lands this week's highest debut: 'Yoake Made Tsuyogari Naketumo Ii' storms at no.2 with 289,000 points. It's the 19th Global Top 10 success for the band and it starts with massive 964,500 initial singles sales in Japan (according to Oricon). Along with the new Post Malone album 'Hollywood's Bleeding' six songs from the set appear on the Top 40 list: 'Circles' climbs from no.8 to no.4 with 251,000 points and 'Goodbyes' (feat. Young Thug) rises back to no.7 with 224,000 points. Furthermore 'Saint-Tropez' debuts at no.18 with 132,000 points, 'Take What You Want' (feat. Ozzy Osbourne & Travis Scott) bows at no.20 with 118,000 points and 'Sunflower' (feat. Swae Lee) goes to no.27 in its 47th week on the tally with 105,000 points. Finally the album's title track 'Hollywood's Bleeding' starts at no.30 with 91,000 points. The former 13-week chart leader 'Old Town Road' by Lil Nas X (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) is the 66th song in the chart history, which got more than 10 million points. The furious country-rap hybrid rises currently to no.55 of the ALL TIME CHART with a total of 10,332,000 points. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other 'Enemies' by Post Malone feat. DaBaby at no.51 and 'It's You' by Ali Gatie at no.54 for their first appearance on the big list.

GLOBAL NO.1 - 30 YEARS AGO... "Batdance" was released on June 8, 1989 for the Batman soundtrack. Helped by the film's popularity, the song reached no.1 in the United States, Canada, Norway, Switzerland, New Zealand and no.2 in United Kingdom and Australia. It was a last-minute replacement for a brooding track titled "Dance With The Devil", which Prince felt was too dark. "Batdance" is almost two songs in one, a chaotic, mechanical dance beat that changes gears into a slinky, funky groove before changing back for the song's conclusion. The track is an amalgam of many musical ideas of Prince's at the time. The music video, directed by Albert Magnoli and choreographed by Barry Lather, featured dancers costumed as multiple Batmen, Jokers and Vicki Vales.

Billboard Report
'Truth Hurts' tops Billboard Hot 100 for third week
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

Post Malone charges in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with Hollywood’s Bleeding. The set opens with 489,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Sept.12

in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music -- the second-biggest week of 2019 for any album. Of that total unit sum, 200,000 were in album sales. Further, the album racked up 365.4 million on-demand audio streams for its tracks in its first week, delivering 2019’s biggest streaming week for an album. Hollywood’s Bleeding is Post Malone’s second No. 1, following 2018’s beerbongs & bentleys, which debuted with 461,000 units (of which 153,000 were in album sales). The new album was released on Sept. 6 via Republic Records. Hollywood’s Bleeding was preceded by four smash singles on the Billboard Hot 100: “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)” with Swae Lee (No. 1), “Wow.” (No. 2), “Goodbyes,” featuring Young Thug (No. 3) and “Circles” (No. 7, through the most recently published chart, dated Sept. 14). Of Hollywood’s Bleeding’s total debut of 489,000 units, album sales contributed 200,000, while TEA units were 11,000 and SEA units

equaled 278,000. The latter sum translates to 365.4 million on-demand audio streams of the album’s 17 songs during the tracking week. As noted earlier, that sum is the biggest streaming week for an album in 2019. (The previous biggest streaming week of the year belonged to the debut frame of Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next, with 307.1 million racked up in the week ending Feb. 14.) Hollywood’s Bleeding’s total unit start logs the second-largest frame of 2019, trailing only the debut week of Taylor Swift’s Lover (867,000 on the chart dated Sept. 7). The ladder holds in the runner-up slot for a second time this week, with 104,000 equivalent album units earned (down 42%). Lover is in its third week on the list, and bowed at No. 1 with 867,000. Thus, Lover has earned over 100,000 in its first three weeks on the list, making it just the second album to tally 100,000-plus units in three weeks in 2019 after Grande’s Thank U, Next (which claimed 100,000-plus in its first three weeks as well). Melanie Martinez earns her second top 10 album and highest charting set yet, as K-12 debuts at No. 3 on the new Billboard 200 with 57,000 equivalent album units (with 30,000 of that sum in album sales). K-12 is Martinez’s second full-length studio set, following 2015’s Cry Baby, which debuted and peaked at No. 6 on the Sept. 5, 2015-dated list with 40,000 units in its first week (32,000 in album sales). Cry Baby went on to earn 1.4 million units, and collecting 1.1 billion on-demand audio streams for its tracks. Young Thug’s former No. 1 So Much Fun rises one spot to No. 4 on the new Billboard 200, with 53,000 equivalent album units (down 14%). Lil Tecca’s We Love You Tecca dips 4-5 with 49,000 units (down 28%) and Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You is steady at No. 6 with 39,000 units (down 14%). Tool’s Fear Inoculum falls from No. 1 to No. 7 in its second week, with 38,000 equivalent album units earned (down 86%). Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? descends 7-8 with 37,000 equivalent album units earned (down 4%). The album debuted at No. 1 six months ago, and has yet to depart the top 10. Lana Del Rey’s Norman Fucking Rockwell! falls 3-9 in its second week, with 35,000 equivalent album units earned (down 66%). Lastly, all-star quartet The Highwomen sees their self-titled debut album bow at No. 10 with 34,000 equivalent album units (with 29,000 of that sum in album sales). The four-member act comprises Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires. Lizzo logs a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with her first No. 1 on the chart, "Truth Hurts." It spends also a third week atop the Digital Song Sales chart, although down 19% to 31,000 sold in the week ending Sept. 12, according to Nielsen Music. It rises 4-2 on Radio Songs, up 6% to 110.8 million audience impressions in the week ending Sept. 15, while tumbling 3-14 on Streaming Songs, down 16% to 29.2 million U.S. streams in the week ending Sept. 12. Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's "Señorita" holds at No. 2 on the Hot 100, after topping the Aug. 31-dated chart. It rules Radio Songs for a second week, up 2% to 111.9 million in audience. Post Malone's "Goodbyes" flies 10-3 on the Hot 100, matching its high first set upon its July 20 entrance; "Circles" soars 7-4 in its second week; "Take What You Want" launches at No. 8 on the chart; and "Sunflower" rebounds 14-10. The songs drew 39.1 million, 33 million, 35.7 million and 32.1 million U.S. streams, respectively, in the tracking week; on Radio Songs, "Circles" debuts at No. 32 (28.1 million impressions) and "Goodbyes" and "Sunflower" rank at Nos. 9 (65.8 million) and 33 (27.7 million), respectively. Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy," which led the Hot 100 dated Aug. 24, drops 3-5; Lil Tecca's "Ran$om" retreats to No. 6 from its No. 4 high, as it spends a fourth week atop Streaming Songs (46.7 million, down 5%); and Chris Brown's "No Guidance," featuring Drake, descends to No. 7 from its No. 6 Hot 100 peak, while earning a third week at No. 1 on Hot R&B Songs. Lewis Capaldi collects his first Hot 100 top 10, as "Someone You Loved" rises 11-9. The ballad bumps 6-4 on Digital Song Sales (17,000, up 2%) and 8-6 on Radio Songs (79 million, up 11%), while dipping 13-23 on Streaming Songs, but with a 9% increase to 22.3 million.

Song Of The Month
no.1 in Australia, Sweden, Norway, Finland ... and already at no.11 on the Global Chart:
'Dance Monkey' by Australian singer-songwriter Toni Watson, known professionally as Tones As I

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
Ed Sheeran and Stormzy stay at number one
Monday, September 16, 2019
by Alan Jones, London

Take Me Back To London is No.1 for the third straight week for Ed Sheeran feat. Stormzy, becoming the fourth of Sheeran’s eight chart-toppers to spend more than a fortnight at the summit, while increasing his overall tenure of the top spot to 36 weeks. It does so on consumption of 59,683 units - a 10.40% decline week-on-week –

including 54,936 from sales-equivalent streams. Powered by streaming of his No.1 new album, Hollywood’s Bleeding, Circles surges 11-5 (39,297 sales) to become Post Malone’s eighth Top 10 single. It is joined in the top tier by Goodbyes (feat. Young Thug), which bounces 14-10 (32,050 sales), and had its only previous week in the Top 10 nine week ago, when it debuted at No.5. Malone also secures his 17th Top 75 entry and the week’s highest new entry with the title track of Hollywood’s Bleeding (No.11, 30,223 sales). All of the other tracks from the album are ‘starred-out’ of the Top 75, contributing 14 of the record 26 titles that are ‘starred-out’ of the Top 75 under the rule that restricts primary artists to three concurrent chart entries. The most-consumed of these is Take What You Want by Post Malone feat. Ozzy Osbourne & Travis Scott, which would be No.13 (28,079 sales), followed immediately by another Post Malone title, Saint-Tropez (27,055 sales).

After a fortnight at No.2, Higher Love moves into slightly lower orbit for Kygo & Whitney Houston, falling to No.3 (43,364 sales) as it swaps places with Manchester rapper Aitch’s Taste (Make It Shake) (3-2, 45,842 sales), which receives a big boost from the release of his new EP Aitch2O. Said EP also spawns new hits (Aitch’s fifth and sixth) in the form of Buss Down (feat. ZieZie, No.21, 20,220 sales) and Already (feat. Treezy, No.43, 10,977 sales.). Five more songs from Aitch2O are ‘starred-out’ of the Top 75 while Strike A Pose – the Young T & Bugsey hit on which Aitch is featured – is up for the sixth straight week, advancing 10-9 (32,592 sales). Higher Love, incidentally, remains atop the paid-for sales chart, with a further 5,655 copies being purchased in the latest frame. The rest of the Top 10: Ladbroke Grove (4-4, 39,409 sales) by AJ Tracey, Sorry (6-6, 36,271 sales) by Joel Corry, 3 Nights (5-7, 35,912 sales) by Dominic Fike and Ran$om (7-8, 32,938 sales) by Lil Tecca. Overall singles sales are up 1.01% week-on-week at 18,703,872, 21.83% above same week 2018 sales of 15,352,291. Paid-for sales are down 3.22% week-on-week at 616,852, and are 28.18% below same week 2018 sales of 858,919. It is their lowest level since chart week 10, 2005 (Music Week publication date 19 March 2005) – before downloads were counted - when they were 523,223. They are below same week, previous year sales for the 319th week in a row. Rapper Post Malone scores his second consecutive No.1 album, as third studio set Hollywood’s Bleeding debuts atop the chart on consumption of 33,728 units (including 29,437 from sales-equivalent streams). It does so just 16 months after his second album – Beerbongs & Bentleys – opened its account at the summit with a first-week tally of 43,190 units. In the Top 75 continuously for the 72 weeks that have elapsed since its release, Beerbongs & Bentleys slips a little this week, falling 20-23, with consumption of 2,740 units raising its cumulative tally to 399,824. Malone’s 2016 debut album, Stoney - which had first week sales of 3,066, took eight weeks to make the Top 75 and 45 weeks to secure its only week in the Top 10 – also slips this week, falling 47-59, with consumption of 1,642 units lifting its lifetime tally to 315,201. Two tracks from Hollywood’s Bleeding that were already in the singles chart are joined by a third, while the primary artist cap means the 24 year-old New Yorker also has 14 tracks ‘starred-out’ of The Top 75. Home-grown rap also makes a big impact this week, with 19-year-old Mancunian Aitch making his album chart debut with second EP, Aitch2O – eight songs and 24 minutes of music, including his introductory Top 10 single, Taste (Make It Shake) - powering to a No.3 debut on consumption of 11,937 units. It’s an impressive first frame for the set, considering his 2017 EP, On Your Marks, failed to make the Top 200. Charting for the third time since founder member Rick Parfitt's death in December 2016 but for the first time with a studio album, Status Quo secure the 47th Top 75 album of their career, and 25th Top 10 album with Backbone debuting at No.6 (9,049 sales). The band’s other founder member, lead singer and lead guitarist Francis Rossi, continues to lead the band, and turned 70 in May. It is more than four years since her first album, Cry Baby, debuted and peaked at No.32, and although she has still to have a hit single, 24 year old singer/songwriter Melanie Martinez from New York makes a strong No.8 debut (7,470 sales) with follow-up K-12, which is a concept album, following the life of the aforementioned Cry Baby, and addressing issues like bulimia, self-worth and social pressures. Its release was preceded by the release of animated videos of each track, and a 92-minute feature film of the same name. Eight of the nine tracks on Jax Jones’ introductory EP, Snacks, made the Top 75, helping the release to a No.12 peak on the album chart. Newly-supplemented by a full length 15 track version – Snacks (Supersize) – the album finally makes its Top 10 debut, 46 weeks after release, jumping 19-9 (7,128 sales). With leadership of the album chart changing hands for the fifth week in a row, last week’s top title, Lana Del Rey’s Norman f***ing Rockwell!, slides to No.7 (7,974 sales). The rest of the Top 10: No.6 Collaborations Project (2-2, 16,173 sales) by Ed Sheeran, Lover (3-4, 11,459 sales) by Taylor Swift, Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (5-5, 9,827 sales) by Lewis Capaldi and When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (9-10, 5,519 sales) by Billie Eilish. Overall album sales are down 0.96% week-on-week at 1,657,866, 2.49% above same week 2018 sales of 1,617,546. Sales-equivalent streams accounted for a best-ever 1,202,445 sales – a record 72.53% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 10.76% week-on-week at 455,421, 30.53% below same week 2018 sales of 655,538, and a new low for the Kantar Millward Brown era for the eighth time this year.