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Canadian reggae tops the hitlist
Friday, August 1, 2014
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
 

Thanks to its release in the USA and Canada, 5 Seconds Of Summer's self-titled set rockets easily from no16 to the tip of the Global Album Chart this week with 317.000 sales, a whopping 637% sales boost compared to the previous week. The album bowed three weeks ago at no.3 with 163.000 sales, when it was released in the rest of the world. The biggest sales generated 5 Seconds Of Summer last week in the USA with 259.000 sales, Canada with 20.000 sales and United Kingdom with 7.000 sales. In its four weeks on the tally the effort reached a total of 579.000 sales. Ed Sheeran's 'X' holds no.2 with another 100.000 sales, a total of 1,14 million after five weeks on the tally. The indestructible 'Frozen' soundtrack climbs one slot at no.3 and found another 90.000 buyers. But it's the first time since the week 1, 2014 (when it ranked at no.21 with 91.000 sales) that the album sold less than 100.000 copies in a week. Whatever, after 35 weeks on the hitlist, 'Frozen' sold a total of 5,63 million units. This week's highest

debut comes from the South Korean idol group Girls' Generation, also known as So Nyeo Shi Dae. Their first compilation 'The Best', released last week in Japan, sold 75.000 units, according to Oricon. Rounds out the top five is Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories', which climbs back at no.5 in its 10th week at the hitlist with 68.000 sales. Last week's leader, Jason Mraz' 'Yes' delves deeply to no.13 after a 66% sales decline to 40.000 copies. Girls' Generation's 'The Best' leads eight debuts on the Top 40 this week, but besides Yes and La Roux all other are regional acts. La Roux new set 'Trouble In Paradise' opens at no.16 with 34.000 sales. Her self-titled debut album opened lower at no.21, but with much more sales (66.000 in the week 28, 2009). And the 21st studio album of the British art-rock

formation Yes, 'Heaven & Earth', jumps at no.29 with 20.000 sales. Their first album was released 45 years ago! And their biggest success was the single smash 'Owner Of The Lonely Heart', which climbed at no.2 on the world chart in February 1984. Some additional sales stats: 'Bad Blood' by Bastille sold 13.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 1,7 million so far, 'Marshall Mathers LP 2' by Eminem sold 11.000 units last week, 4,14 million so far, 'Midnight Memories' by One Direction sold also 16.000 units last week and has a total of 4,04 million units so far, 'Farbenspiel' by Helene Fischer sold 1,29 million copies so far, 'Racine Carrée' by Stromae 2,35 million and 'Random Access Memories' by Daft Punk 3,86 million.  COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  'Rude' by the Canadian pop / reggae band Magic! is the new number one of the Global Track Chart! After the successful release in United Kingdom, where it sold 96.000 copies in its initial week, the tune has enough power for a jump at the summit. But it was a long way, 'Rude' was released already last year, and only very slowly it ascended on the charts around the globe. This week it rules with 282.000 points, but compared with last year it's a weak result for a no.1 smash. In the comparable week of 2013, 'Rude' would only placed at no.5, overtaken by Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' with massive 537.000 points, Avicii's 'Wake Me Up!' with 408.000 points, One Direction's 'Best Song Ever' with 397.000 points and Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' with 342.000 points. 'Rude' ends the four-week reign of Ariana Grande's 'Problem'. The tune slides at no.3 after a 9% points decline to 246.000 points. Sandwiched between both is Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me', which holds the no.2 spot and loses 3% in points to 257.000. Pharrell Williams' monster-smash 'Happy' is unchanged at no.7 with another 169.000 points. After 33 weeks on the hitlist it reaches a total of 12.599.000 points. Now, there is still only a difference of 445.000 points to 'I Gotta Feeling' by the Black Eyed Peas, the biggest smash of the 21st century so far! 'Burnin' It Down', the new song by American country star Jason Aldean, is this week's highest debut at no.13 with 147.000 points. It's the first sign of his upcoming sixth album and lands at no.1 on the Digital Track Chart in the USA and Canada, according to Nielsen SoundScan.  Outside the Top 40 waiting among other Becky G's 'Shower' at no.41, Block B's 'Her' at no.45, David Guetta feat. Sam Martin's 'Lovers On The Sun' at no.49 and Dierks Bentley's Drunk On A Plane' at no.55 for their first appearance on the big list.  COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART



Global Chart - 10 Years Ago
No.1
'This Love' Maroon 5
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Global Chart - 20 Years Ago
No.1
'I Swear' All 4 One
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Timeline
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


USA
Billboard Report
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5 Seconds Of Summer debuts at no.1 on Billboard 200
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
by Keith Caulfield, Los Angeles

Pop band 5 Seconds of Summer crashes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as the Australian group's self-titled full-length debut album arrives atop the list. The set sold 259,000 copies in the

week ending July 27, according to Nielsen SoundScan, following the album's release on July 22. It's the third-largest debut of 2014, and the fourth-largest sales week. (Coldplay's Ghost Stories debuted with the year's largest week, 383,000.) 5 Seconds of Summer's opening also marks the biggest debut for an act's first full-length album this year, and the largest for a group in nearly eight years. The last group to debut with a bigger bow was Daughtry, when its self-titled debut album started with 304,000 in the week ending Nov. 19, 2006. The band's homeland of Australia can also claim some amazing chart feats with the new album's debut: 5 Seconds of Summer is the first Australian act to debut at No. 1 with its first full-length album. It also logs the largest SoundScan-era sales opening for an Australian act's first album. (SoundScan began tracking data in 1991.) 5 Seconds of Summer is the second Australian act to top the Billboard 200 in 2014, following Sia, with 1000 Forms of Fear. The band is the first Australian group to

hit No. 1 since AC/DC's Black Ice spent two weeks atop the tally in 2008 (on the charts dated Nov. 8 and 15). After 5 Seconds of Summer, the long-running Frozen soundtrack rises 5-2 on the Billboard 200, selling 37,000 (down 15 percent). The album is spending its 31st consecutive week in the top five. Last week's No. 1 album, "Weird Al" Yankovic's Mandatory Fun, falls 1-3 with 33,000 (down 68 percent). Sam Smith's In the Lonely Hour rises 6-4 with 31,000 (down 12 percent), and Kidz Bop Kids' Kidz Bop 26 slips 4-5 with 27,000 (down 42 percent). Common's Nobody's Smiling is the chart's second-highest debut, starting at No. 5 with 24,000. It's the artist's third top 10 album, and highest-charting set since Finding Forever opened at No. 1 in 2007.

Rock band Crown the Empire is up next on the Billboard 200, entering at No. 7 with The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways (slightly more than 24,000). It's the best sales week for the Rise Records act, which previously reached the Heatseekers Albums chart with the EP The Fallout. (It did not chart on the Billboard 200.) The Now 50 compilation is steady at No. 8 with 21,000 (down 8 percent), Jason Mraz's YES! tumbles 2-9 with 20,000 (down 75 percent), and Ed Sheeran's x descends 7-10 with slightly more than 20,000 (down 16 percent). Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending July 27) totaled 4.3 million units, down 2 percent compared with the sum last week (4.4 million) and down 9 percent compared with the comparable sales week of 2013(4.9 million). Year-to-date album sales stand at 137.8 million, down 15 percent compared with the same total at this point last year (161.2 million). Over on the Digital Songs chart, Jason Aldean's "Burnin' It Down" fires up at No. 1, debuting with 184,000 downloads sold. It's Aldean's first No. 1 on Digital Songs, and his third-largest sales week (following the 189,000 debut of "Take a Little Ride" in 2012 and a 189,000 frame for "Dirt Road Anthem" in 2011). The new single previews Aldean's upcoming studio album, which will arrive before the end of the year. Aldean bumps Magic's "Rude" from the No. 1 slot, as it falls to No. 2 with 154,000 (down 21 percent). Smith's "Stay With Me" dips 2-3 with 144,000 (down 12 percent), and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, slips 3-4 with 123,000 (down 21 percent). Nico & Vinz's "Am I Wrong" climbs 8-5 with 114,000 (up 18 percent), Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" bumps 18-6 with 103,000 (up 61 percent), and Maroon 5's "Maps" falls 6-7 with 103,000 (down 2 percent). Ariana Grande's "Problem," featuring Azalea, descends 5-8 with 100,000 (down 12 percent), Florida Georgia Line's "Dirt" moves 7-9 with 95,000 (down 3 percent), and Charli XCX's "Boom Clap" shifts 9-10 with 87,000 (down 5 percent). Digital track sales this past week totaled 19.4 million downloads, down 5 percent compared with last week (20.4 million) and down 16 percent stacked next to the comparable week of 2013 (23.2 million). Year-to-date track sales are at 674.9 million, down 13 percent compared with the same total at this point last year (775.4 million).  COMPLETE CHARTS


Spotlight
Magic!
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
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A fourth number one for Cheryl Cole
Monday, July 28, 2014
by Alan Jones, London

Number one four times as a member of Girls Aloud between 2002 and 2008, Cheryl Cole now equals that tally outside the group framework, with Crazy Stupid Love - which also delivers a fifth chart-topper for featured rapper Tinie Tempah - debuting at number one. The OCC report that Crazy Stupid Love is Cole's ninth number one if you include her bit part

in the Helping Haiti hit Everybody Hurts, a tally which ranks her alongside Rita Ora and Geri Halliwell as the UK female singer with most number ones. Crazy Stupid Love's first week sales of 118,145 - including 3,618 streaming sales - are lower than any of its predecessors. Fight For This Love opened with a stellar 292,846 sales, Promise This started with 157,210 sales, and Call My Name started with 152,001 sales. Weeks of pre-release exposure of Crazy Stupid Love, and Cole's high press visibility after becoming an X Factor judge and getting married - both for the second time - created a perfect storm and it would have been surprising if she wasn't number one this week. However, it's not such good news for Canadian pop/reggae band Magic! whose debut hit Rude got to number 50 on streams alone last week, and now explodes to number two. Selling 107,845 copies, it is the biggest jumper to number two since January 2010, when Owl City's debut hit Fireflies enjoyed an identical surge having made an early debut after

its release date was brought forward to counteract the impact of soundalike covers. Making an even bigger leap within the Top 200, Charli XCX scores her first Top 10 hit in her own right, with Boom Clap - which was previously charting on streaming points alone - jumping 158-6 (43,166 sales) following its release on download. The 21 year old from Hertfordshire previously sang on Swedish duo Icona Pop's number one smash I Don't Care, and Australian rapper Iggy Azalea's number five hit Fancy. Her only previous chart foray in a solo capacity came last December when previous single Superlove reached number 62. Last week's top three all decline substantially: Rixton's debut hit Me And My Broken Heart slides 1-8 (39,756 sales), Ariana Grande's Problem (feat. Iggy

Azalea) dips 2-5 (44,320 sales) and Will.I.Am's It's My Birthday (feat. Cody Wise) falls 3-7 (40,812 sales). George Ezra's debut hit single Budapest and debut album Wanted On Voyage have occupied identical chart berths in the last four weeks. each moving 3-5-5-4. Budapest's climb this week is attended by sales of 44,777 copies. Elsewhere in the Top 10: Ella Henderson's Ghost bounces 4-3 (49,785 sales), Jess Glynne's Right Here retreats 7-9 (35,666 sales) and Ed Sheeran's Sing dips 8-10 (31,338 sales). Overall singles sales are up 6.73% week-on-week, at 5,495,419. Streaming accounted for 2,674,898 sales, 48.68% of the total. Under previously existing criteria where only paid-for purchases were included, overall singles sales are up 7.71% week-on-week at 2,820,521 – 15.62% below same week 2013 sales of 3,342,737, and the 50th consecutive week in which they have declined versus a year ago. Becoming the first album to spend five consecutive weeks at number one since Adele's 21 in early 2011, Ed Sheeran's X sold a further 33,283 copies last week - the lowest for a number one for 15 weeks - to raise its cumulative sales to 400,532. X remains number two for the year but is tracking ever closer to Coldplay's Ghost Stories, which has been out twice as long and has sold 420,047 copies. Although X has seen sales decline significantly week-on-week since its release, nothing came near to matching it in the latest frame, with La Roux's long-awaited second album Trouble In Paradise proving to be the fastest selling new release and the only Top 10 debut, but failing to impress, with first week sales of just 8,391 earning it a number six debut. It's a little over five years since La Roux's eponymous debut album opened and peaked at number two on sales of 62,650 copies in the wake of their smash hits, In For The Kill (number two) and follow-up Bulletproof, which was number one when the album was released. Morrissey's new album, World Peace Is None Of Your Business, suffers a big 2-12 (5,255 sales) dip on its second frame but the rest of the Top 10 is fairly static. Blue Smoke/The Best Of Dolly Parton suffers an 11.70% dip in sales but gives the veteran country singer another new peak, climbing 3-2 (13,602 sales). Also charting higher on lower sales are In The Lonely Hour by Sam Smith (4-3, 12,347 sales), Wanted On Voyage by George Ezra (5-4, 9,379 sales), Ghost Stories by Coldplay (8-5, 8,416 sales), 5 Seconds Of Summer (9-8, 6,993 sales) and Halcyon by Ellie Goulding (10-9, 6,612 sales). Completing the top tier, Paloma Faith's A Perfect Contradiction jumps 16-10, increasing sales 22.90% week-on-week to 6,483. Overall album sales are up 14.77% week-on-week at 1,454,766 - 11.09% below same week 2013 sales of 1,636,244.  COMPLETE CHARTS



Japan
Oricon Album Chart
No.1 Girls' Generation 'The Best'

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Germany
Media Control Track Chart
No.1
'When The Beat Drops' Marlon Roudette
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