'Señorita' climbs to the top
Thursday, July 18, 2019
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
For the second time
this year an album sold more than a million in a lonely week: after
'Map Of The Soul: Persona' by the Bangtan Boys started with 2,514,000
sales in the week 17, 2019, now the legendary Japanese boy group
Arashi shoot atop the Global Album Chart with their 5-disc compilation
'5x20 All The Best!! 1999-2019' and whopping 1,304,000 sales
(according to Oricon), enough for a bow at no.8 on the year-to-date
list. The set is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the band. Back
to the Bangtan Boys, the soundtrack to their Netmarble mobile game
'BTS World' arrives behind Arashi at the runner-up slot with 387,000
sales. The above mentioned effort 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' ranks at
no.25 this week with 37,000 sales, a total of 3,798,000 so far. It's
the best-selling album made in South Korea ever. Rounds out this
week's top three is 'Indigo', the 9th studio album by American singer,
songwriter, dancer, actor and entrepreneur Chris Brown. The set
comes in with
141,000 equivalent 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 6,000
/ 11,046,000, '21' by Adele 8,000 / 29,646,000, '25' by Adele 8,000 / 22,043,000, the 'A Star
Is Born' soundtrack 46,000 / 4,645,000, 'American Teen' by Khalid
16,000 / 3,207,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 22,000 / 3,420,000,
'Beerbongs & Bentleys'
by Post Malone 33,000 / 5,357,000, the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' soundtrack
3,415,000, 'Championships' Meek Mill 17,000 / 1,381,000, 'Confessions
Of A Dangerous Mind' by Logic 16,000 / 279,000, 'Damn.' by Kendrick
Lamar 11,000 / 5,389,000, 'Dangerous Woman' by Ariana Grande 5,000 /
2,531,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD 21,000 / 881,000,
'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 37,000 / 14,753,000, 'Divinely Uninspired To A
Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 45,000 / 446,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine
Dragons 16,000 / 4,625,000, 'Father Of Asahd' by DJ Khaled 28,000 /
462,000, 'Father Of The Bride' by Vampire Weekend 10,000 / 324,000,
'Free Spirit' by Khalid 51,000 / 1,074,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by
Juice WRLD 17,000 / 2,067,000, 'Happiness Begins' by Jonas Brothers
49,000 / 677,000, 'Homecoming: The Live Album' by Beyoncé
12,000 / 335,000, 'Hurts 2B Human' by Pink 30,000 / 701,000, 'I Am > I
Was' by 21 Savage 12,000 / 1,018,000, 'Igor' by Tyler, The Creator
25,000 / 472,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 7,000 / 8,125,000,
'Invasion Of Privacy' by Cardi B 16,000 / 2,897,000, 'Kamikaze' by
Eminem 11,000 / 2,673,000, 'Love Yourself 轉 Answer' by BTS (Bangtan
Boys) 13,000 / 2,501,000, 'Madame X' by Madonna 41,000 / 313,000, 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' by BTS (Bangtan
Boys) 37,000 / 3,798,000, 'Origins' by Imagine Dragons 15,000 /
1,386,000, 'Pray For The Wicked' by Panic! At The Disco 15,000 /
1,434,000, 'Question Mark'
by XXXTentacion 21,000 / 3,559,000, 'Rammstein' by Rammstein 44,000 /
783,000, 'Red Pill Blues' by Maroon 5 7,000
/ 1,894,000, 'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 9,000 / 4,916,000,
'Scorpion' by Drake 31,000 / 5,451,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes
18,000 / 1,929,000, the 'Spider Man: Into The Spider-Verse' soundtrack
28,000 / 1,068,000, 'Staying At Tamara's' by George Ezra 10,000 /
1,475,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 19,000 / 4,701,000, 'Sweetener' by
Ariana Grande 14,000 / 2,456,000, 'Tha Carter V' by Lil Wayne 9,000 /
1,650,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 42,000 / 2,548,000, 'The
Greatest Showman' soundtrack 27,000 / 6,921,000, 'Trench' by Twenty
One Pilots 11,000 / 1,250,000, 'Views' by Drake 11,000 / 4,983,000,
'X' by Ed Sheeran 14,000 / 11,792,000, and 'Youngblood' by 5 Seconds
Of Summer 6,000 / 1,138,000. It's a big surprise: all signs indicated
for another week at the summit for 'Old Town Road' by Lil Nas X (&
Billy Ray Cyrus). But now 'Señorita' by Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
is the new number one. The song grows up 11% to 430,000 points. 'Old
Town Road' slides down at no.2 after an 11% points decrease to
416,000. The country / rap hybrid lost massive 40,000 points during
the last week in the United States alone. After eight weeks at the
runner-up slot, 'I Don't Care' by Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber slides to
no.3 this week with a 5% decline to 389,000 points. With the release
of the double A-side single 'Lights / Boy With Luv' in Japan, the
Bangtan Boys return on the Global Track Chart this week: 'Boy With
Luv' comes back at no.5 with 239,000 points, in the week 17, 2019 it
started at no.2 globally with 272,000 points and left the Top 40 a
fortnight ago. 'Lights' bows for the first time at no.7 with 199,000
points. Sandwiched between at no.6 arrives 'Goodbyes', the new smash
by Post Malone with 220,000 points. Outside
the Top 40 waiting among other 'Con Altura' by Rosalia at no.42, 'Hey Look Ma', I Made It' by Panic! At
The Disco at no.47, 'Hold Me While You Wait'
by Lewis Capaldi at no.55, and 'Blow' by Ed Sheeran feat. Chris
Stapleton & Bruno Mars at no.57 for their first appearance on the big list.
GLOBAL NO.1 - 40 YEARS AGO...
"Hot Stuff" was released on
April 13, 1979 as the lead single from Donna Summer's seventh
studio album Bad Girls. Although Donna had previously been
mainly been associated with disco songs, this release showed a
significant rock direction, including a guitar solo by
ex-Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan guitarist Jeff 'Skunk'
Baxter. "Hot Stuff" won the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock
Vocal Performance in the inaugural year the award was given
out. The song went to no.1 in the USA,
Canada, Australia, and Switzerland.
'Revenge Of The Dreamers III' debuts at no.1
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
Revenge of the Dreamers III opens at No. 1 on
the Billboard 200 chart, earning 115,000 equivalent album units in the
U.S. in the week ending July 11, according to Nielsen Music.
Of that sum, 23,000 were in album sales. The multi-act 18-track
project boasts the Dreamville label’s roster of acts, including
Dreamville chief J. Cole on eight songs.
Revenge was released on July 5 via Dreamville / Interscope Records and
follows Revenge of the Dreamers II (released in 2015), and the Revenge
of the Dreamers mixtape (2014).
The new Revenge III set easily surpasses the peak position of Revenge of
the Dreamers II. The latter debuted and peaked at No. 29 on the
Billboard 200 dated Dec. 26, 2015. (The first Revenge of the Dreamers
set did not chart.)
The Revenge III tracklist is populated by J. Cole and his Dreamville
artists Bas, Cozz, EARTHGANG, J.I.D., Ari Lennox, Lute and Omen.
Additionally, more than 25 other guests are featured on the set,
including DaBaby, Ski Mask the Slump God, T.I., Ty Dolla $ign and Vince
Staples. The tracks were recorded during a 10-day session in January,
where more than 100
artists and producers were invited to write and record songs for Revenge
At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Billie Eilish’s former leader When We
All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? moves up one spot, with 50,000
equivalent album units (down 3%). Chris Brown’s Indigo slides from No. 1
to No. 3 in its second week, with just under 50,000 units (down 54%),
and Lil Nas X’s 7 falls from No. 2 to No. 4 with 49,000 units (down
Machine Gun Kelly clocks his fourth top 10 album, as Hotel Diablo checks
in at No. 5 with 39,000 equivalent album units (with 16,000 of that sum
in album sales). He previously visited the top 10 with Bloom (No. 8 in
2017), General Admission (No. 4, 2015) and Lace Up (No. 4, 2012).
Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You ascends one rung, returning to its No. 6 high, on
the new Billboard 200, earning 32,000 equivalent album units (down 10%),
while Khalid’s former No. 1 Free Spirit descends 6-7 with nearly 32,000
Post Malone’s former topper beerbongs & bentleys climbs 16-8 with 25,000
units (up 5%), likely due to increased attention the artist has received
courtesy of his new single “Goodbyes,” featuring Young Thug, which was
released on July 5. (The song is not on beerbongs.)
Mustard’s Perfect Ten slips from No. 8 to No. 9 in its second week on
the list, earning a little more than 24,000 equivalent album units (down
32%), while Jonas Brothers’ former No. 1 Happiness Begins is a non-mover
at No. 10 with 24,000 units (down 16%).
Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, rules the
Billboard Hot 100 for a 15th week, moving to within a week of the record
for the most time spent at No. 1 in the chart's six-decade history.
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, and
Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day" each spent a record 16
weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in 2017 and 1995-96, respectively.
As on the Hot 100, "Road" (on Columbia Records) leads the Streaming
Songs chart for a 15th week, with 70.5 million U.S. streams, down 21%,
in the week ending July 11, according to Nielsen Music. "Road" set the
record for the top streaming week (143 million) following the April 5
arrival of its remix with Cyrus and claims nine of the 11 biggest
streaming frames to date, including the top three. ("Road" is also a
week from potentially matching "Despacito" for the most frames spent at
No. 1 on Streaming Songs.)
"Road" spends an 11th week atop the Digital Song Sales chart with 43,000
downloads sold, down 24%, in the week ending July 11. On Radio Songs,
where it reached No. 2, "Road" slides 6-8, with 65.2 million audience
impressions, down 14%, in the week ending July 14.
Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy" notches a fifth total week at its No. 2 Hot
100 high, as it dips 3-4 on Streaming Songs (40.1 million, down 2%) and
rises 7-5 on Radio Songs (79.6 million, up 5%) and 8-7 on Digital Song
Sales (20,000, up 4%). Contributing to its totals, a remix with Bieber
was released Thursday (July 11) afternoon, just before the end of the
July 5-11 streaming and sales tracking week. Thus, consumption of the
first full week of the Bieber remix (which rolls into the song's
singular Hot 100 listing) will be reflected on next week's Hot 100
(dated July 27), when "Road" will be going for its record-tying 16th
week at No. 1. Meanwhile, a new remix of "Road," with Young Thug and
Mason Ramsey, released Friday (July 12), will also contribute to next
This week, "Road" tumbles by 20% in overall Hot 100 metrics and "Bad
Guy" increases by 1%. "Road" sports a still-commanding 1.5-to-1 points
difference over "Bad Guy," after leading by 1.9-to-1 last week.
Post Malone's "Goodbyes," featuring Young Thug, enters the Hot 100 at
No. 3, becoming the former's seventh top 10 (and fifth to debut in the
region) and the latter's second, following his featured turn on Camila
Cabello's "Havana," which topped the Jan. 27, 2018, chart.
"Goodbyes" begins at No. 2 on both Streaming Songs (40.8 million) and
Digital Song Sales (41,000) and at No. 49 on Radio Songs (22.9 million).
Khalid's "Talk" backtracks to No. 4 from its No. 3 Hot 100 peak, as it
leads Radio Songs for a fifth week (133.2 million, up 5%), as well as
the streaming-, airplay- and sales-fueled Hot R&B Songs chart for a 12th
Shawn Mendes and Cabello's "Señorita" is stationary at No. 5 on the Hot
100, two weeks after it arrived at its No. 2 best rank, and Ed Sheeran
and Bieber's "I Don't Care" drops 4-6, after likewise debuting at its
No. 2 highpoint.
Lizzo's "Truth Hurts" retreats 6-7 on the Hot 100. Still, a week after
becoming her first top 10 on the tally, it does the same on Radio Songs,
where it surges 14-10 (52.3 million, up 18%), good for top Airplay
Gainer honors on the Hot 100.
Jonas Brothers' "Sucker" regresses 7-8 on the Hot 100, after spending a
week at No. 1 upon its debut in March, and Post Malone and Swae Lee's
"Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)" descends 8-9, after
logging a week on top in January. "Sunflower" posts a 30th week in the
top 10, becoming just the eighth single ever to reach the longevity
milestone; Maroon 5's "Girls Like You," featuring Cardi B, and Sheeran's
"Shape of You" share the record with 33 weeks each totaled in the top
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, DaBaby's "Suge" is steady at No. 10,
after reaching No. 7.
Song Of The Month
African feelings atop the Italian charts: 'Jambo' by Takagi & Ketra, a music duo
consisting of Alessandro Merli and Fabio Clemente. The song featured also singer
Giusy Ferreri & Omi.
The ladder one is well known for his big global smash 'Cheerleader' from 2015.
Music Week Report
Lewis Capaldis' album returns to no.1
Monday, July 15, 2019
by Alan Jones, London
No.2 for the last fortnight, the summery groove
that is Senorita climbs to No.1 for Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, on
consumption of 69,321 copies (including 60,390 from sales-equivalent streams)
ending the eight-week reign of Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber’s I Don’t Care.
Thus peaking 41 places higher than the first Mendes/Cabello
Know What You Did Last Summer – whose consumption to-date of 414,606 units is
high for such a low chart peak – Senorita is the second No.1 for both artists.
20-year-old Canadian Mendes hit the summit with 2015 release Stitches, which
took 44 weeks to reach No.1 but has to-date sales of 1,901,328. 22-year-old
Cuban Cabello’s 2017 single Havana was also a slow starter, reversing 53-57 on
its second week in The Top 75, and reached No.1 on its 14th week on release. It
stayed there for five weeks, and was an even bigger hit than Stitches, with a
to-date tally of 1,959,200 sales.
Cabello’s foil on Havana was rapper Young Thug, for whom the track was the only
Top 10 hit – until now. He returns as featured guest on Post Malone’s Goodbyes,
which is the highest of six Top 75 debuts this week, opening at No.5 (40,095
sales). Providing Malone’s seventh Top 10 hit, and 15th Top 75 entry, and Young
Thug’s seventh Top 75 entry, it is a brand new track
not on Malone’s album
Beerbongs & Bentleys, which nevertheless jumps 44-31 (2,532 sales) on its 61st
straight week in the Top 75 since debuting at No.1.
Ed Sheeran has three songs in the Top 10 for the second straight week, with the
newly-dethroned I Don’t Care (1-2, 56,961 sales); Beautiful People (feat.
Khalid), which holds at its debut position of No.3 (1,258 sales) and Cross Me
(feat. Chance The Rapper & PnB Rock), which slips 6-8 (32,568 sales). Two more
songs from Sheeran’s new No.6 Collaborations Project have completed their first
week on release, with Best Part Of Me (feat. Yebba) selling 14,295 copies, and
Blow (feat. Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars) selling 11,579 copies – but with a
maximum of three concurrent chart singles per primary artist, they are
‘starred-out’ after the No.35 and No.41 songs, respectively.
The rest of the Top 10: Hold Me While You Wait (5-4, 40,873 sales) by Lewis
Capaldi, Crown (4-6, 35,826 sales) by Stormzy, Old Town Road (7-7, 33,084 sales)
by Lil Nas X, Wish You Well (9-9, 32,427 sales) by Sigala & Becky Hill and Mad
Love (8-10, 32,268 sales) by Mabel.
Overall singles sales are down 2.43% week-on-week at 18,601,339, 25.14% above
same week 2018 sales of 14,864,797. Paid-for sales are down 8.43% week-on-week
at 705,386, and are 27.52% below same week 2018 sales of 973,232. They are below
same-week, previous-year sales for the 310th week in a row.
It will be blasted aside by Ed Sheeran’s No.6
Collaborations Project a week hence but for now Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely
Uninspired To A Hellish Extent takes advantage of a very quiet week to return to
Topping the list for the sixth time in eight weeks, its 2-1 bounce is achieved
despite a 17.78% dip in consumption week-on-week to 18,491 units (including
10,320 from sales-equivalent streams), its own nadir, and the sixth lowest for a
No.1 album in the 28 weeks that have thus far elapsed in 2019.
Capaldi’s return to the apex was facilitated by a 65.61% dip in consumption
week-on-week of Step Back In Time: The Definitive Kylie Minogue, which drifts
1-2 (10,998 sales) on its second frame. It remains at No.1 on paid-for sales
In a week when only four albums make their maiden Top 75 appearances, the
biggest debut by far comes from Blue Sky In Your Head, the first new album for
18 years by Lighthouse Family.
Opening at No.3 (9,504 sales), the album is the fourth studio release by the duo
– 53-year-olds Tunde Baiyewu and Paul Tucker – all of which have made the Top
10. Their 1995 debut album, Ocean Drive spawned four of their eight Top 20 hits,
including Lifted and Ocean Drive, and has sold a massive 1,648,628 copies to
date – but debuted at No.74 on sales of 2,171 copies in November 1995, peaking
68 weeks later at No.3 on sales of 27,674 copies.
The Killers’ incendiary Glastonbury set powered their Direct Hits compilation
55-6 last week to match its November 2013 debut/peak, which it now surpasses,
moving to No.5 (6,886 sales).
With excitement mounting ahead of the release of No.6 Collaborations Project, Ed
Sheeran’s most recent album, 2017’s Divide, is back in the Top 10 after an
eight-week absence, bouncing 15-9 (4,574 sales).
The rest of the Top 10: When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (4-4, 8,444 sales)
by Billie Eilish, The Greatest Showman soundtrack (8-6, 6,072 sales), Bohemian
Rhapsody (13-7, 5,124 sales) by Queen, Western Stars (5-8, 4,743 sales) by Bruce
Springsteen and Staying At Tamara’s (10-10, 4,554 sales) by George Ezra.
Overall album sales are down 5.59% week-on-week at 1,674,723, 8.70% above same
week 2018 sales of 1,540,641. Sales-equivalent streams accounted for 1,158,691
sales, 69.19% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 12.65%
week-on-week at 516,032, 19.32% below same week 2018 sales of 639,602.