'7 Rings' rules 7 weeks
Thursday, March 21, 2019
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
second Japanese compilation album by South Korean girl group Twice,
bows atop of the Global Album Chart this week with 210,000 equivalent
sales, 208,000 of it in the act's native country alone (according to
Hanteo). Shy behind at the runner-up slot arrives the 22-track album
'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD and 204,000 equivalent sales. His
debut album 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' from 2018 sold 1,67 million so
far. Last week's chart topper, Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next', slides
to no.3 with 143,000 sales (down 15%) and the soundtrack to 'A Star Is
Born' throws down from no.2 to no.5 with 118,000 sales (down 23%).
Sandwiched between the former albums debuts '2019 Le Monde Des
Enfoirés' by the French charity project Les Enfoirés. The album got
142,000 initial sales, 134,000 of it coming from France alone. And
now, as every week, additional stats from outside the current Global
Top 10 in alphabetic order, the first figure
last week's sales, the
second figure the total sales: '1989' by Taylor Swift 6,000 /
10,921,000, '21' by Adele 9,000 / 29,498,000, '24k Magic' by Bruno
Mars 9,000 / 5,083,000, '25' by Adele 9,000 / 21,893,000, 'American
Teen' by Khalid 19,000 / 2,910,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott
41,000 / 2,962,000, 'Beautiful Trauma' by Pink 7,000
/ 3,240,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 55,000 /
4,659,000, the 'Black Panther' soundtrack
8,000 / 1,834,000, 'Camila'
by Camila Cabello 9,000 / 1,830,000, 'Championships' Meek Mill 31,000 /
1,021,000, 'Culture II' by Migos 12,000 /
2,006,000, 'Damn.' by Kendrick Lamar 13,000 / 5,188,000, 'Dangerous
Woman' by Ariana Grande 8,000 / 2,428,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 44,000 / 14,143,000, 'DNA'
by the Backstreet Boys 13,000 / 529,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons
4,335,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice WRLD 31,000 / 1,674,000,
'Head Above Water' by Avril Lavigne 21,000 / 170,000,
'I Am > I Was' by 21 Savage 32,000 / 722,000,
'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith
9,000 / 7,995,000, 'Invasion Of Privacy' by Cardi B 28,000 /
2,568,000, 'Kamikaze' by Eminem 23,000 / 2,415,000, 'Love' by Michael
Bublé 7,000 / 1,086,000, 'Love Yourself
轉 Answer' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 15,000 / 2,257,000, the 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go
Again' soundtrack 6,000 / 1,327,000, 'More Life' by Drake 11,000 / 4,107,000, 'Origins' by Imagine Dragons
29,000 / 1,035,000, 'Pray For The Wicked' by
Panic! At The Disco 17,000 / 1,150,000, 'Queen' by Nicki Minaj 10,000 /
1,178,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion
33,000 / 3,122,000, 'Red Pill Blues' by Maroon 5 10,000 / 1,754,000,
'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 12,000 / 4,740,000, 'Scorpion' by Drake
44,000 / 4,847,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes 21,000 / 1,650,000,
'Simulation Theory' by Muse 8,000 / 640,000,
'Skins' by XXXTentacion 7,000 / 483,000, the 'Spider Man: Into The
Spider-Verse' soundtrack 36,000 / 625,000, 'Starboy' by The Weeknd 9,000 /
4,086,000, 'Staying At Tamara's' by
George Ezra 17,000 / 1,261,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 27,000 /
4,336,000, 'Sweetener' by Ariana Grande 28,000 / 2,153,000, 'Tha Carter V' by Lil Wayne
15,000 / 1,462,000, 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack 51,000 /
6,306,000, 'The Thrill Of It All' by Sam Smith
4,000 / 2,682,000, 'Trench' by Twenty One Pilots 20,000 / 1,027,000, 'Views' by Drake 11,000 / 4,791,000, 'X' by Ed Sheeran 12,000 / 11,591,000, and 'Youngblood' by 5 Seconds Of Summer 10,000 /
GLOBAL ALBUM CHART
Ariana Grande's '7 Rings' remains a seventh non-consecutive week atop
the Global Track Chart with 303,000 points, a 5% decline compared to
the previous week and a total of 2,977,000 points so far. By the way,
'7 Rings' interpolates a striking sample of the Rodgers & Hammerstein
production 'My Favorite Things' from the legendary 'The Sound Of
Music' soundtrack. 'Shallow' from the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack,
performed by Lady GaGa & Bradley Cooper, holds tight at the runner-up
slot with 257,000 points (down 16%). Back at no.3 is 'Sweet But
Psycho' by Ava Max with 221,000 points (down 0,5%). So the three big
giants of this year so far are reunited on our weekly countdown. On
the year-to-date list '7 Rings' leads with 2,977,000 points, 'Sweet
But Psycho' follows with 2,696,000 points and 'Shallow' is shy behind
with 2,501,000 points. Highest debut of the week comes from the
six-member Japanese boy band Kanjani 8. Their new smash 'Crystal' sold
214,369 singles in its initial week, enough for a jump at no.21
globally with 96,000 points. Outside
the Top 40 waiting among other 'Look Back At It' by A Boogie Wit Da
Hoodie at no.45 and 'Baila Baila Baila' by Ozuna at no.49 for their first appearance on the big list.
COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART
20 YEARS AGO...
"Believe", released on October 19, 1998, was
the lead single from Cher's twenty-second album with the same name. The
song departed from Cher's pop-rock style of the time for an upbeat
dance-pop style. It featured a pioneering use of the audio processor
software Auto-Tune as a vocal effect, which became known as the 'Cher
effect'. The lyrics describe empowerment and self-sufficiency after a
painful breakup. The song contains samples of "Prologue" & "Epilogue",
performed by Electric Light Orchestra. "Believe" was the biggest hit of
the year 1999 and reached no.1 in many countries, among others in the
United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, Australia,
Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Spain.
Juice WRLD scores first no.1 on Billboard 200
Thuesday, March 19, 2019
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
Juice WRLD claims his first No. 1
album on the Billboard 200 chart, as Death Race for Love debuts atop the
tally. The set, which was released on March 8 via Grade A/Interscope
earned 165,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 14,
according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 43,000 were in album sales.
Juice WRLD previously visited the top 10 with a pair of albums, both in
2018. WRLD on Drugs, his collaborative set with Future, debuted and
peaked at No. 2 (on the Nov. 3, 2018-dated chart), while Juice WRLD’s
debut studio album, Goodbye & Good Riddance, climbed to a No. 8 peak on
Death Race logs both the biggest week overall, and the largest streaming
week, for an R&B/hip-hop album in 2019. Of Death Race’s 165,000
equivalent album units earned in its opening frame, 120,000 were in SEA
units, which translates to 176.44 million on-demand audio streams for
its songs. Thank U, Next holds at No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, with
72,000 equivalent album units (down 16 percent). Lady Gaga and Bradley
Cooper’s A Star is Born soundtrack is also a non-mover, staying steady
at No. 3 with
48,000 units (down 35 percent).
Maren Morris nets her highest-charting album yet on the Billboard 200,
as Girl bows at No. 4 with 46,000 units (with 25,000 of that sum in
album sales). It surpasses her previous high, logged when Hero debuted
and peaked at No. 5 (June 25, 2016). Further, Morris logs the highest
charting country album by a female artist in over five months. Carrie
Underwood was the last female act to go higher with a country set, when
Cry Pretty debuted at No. 1 on the Sept. 29, 2018-dated list.
Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack steps 6-5 on the new Billboard 200,
earning 36,000 units (down 17 percent), while A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s
Hoodie SZN climbs 10-6 with 34,000 units (down 3 percent).
Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys rebounds 11-7 with 32,000 units (down
1 percent), Gunna’s Drip or Drown 2 is stationary at No. 8 with 31,000
units (down 25 percent) and Drake’s Scorpion ascends 12-9 with 30,000
units (up less than 1 percent).
Closing out the new top 10 is Travis Scott’s Astroworld, rising 13-10
with 28,000 units (down 4 percent).
After rap's reign in much of 2018, pop songs have dominated over the
past six months.
Ariana Grande's "7 Rings" logs a sixth total week atop the Billboard Hot
100 songs chart, as it rebounds from No. 2 to No. 1 on the list dated
"Rings," released on Republic Records, returns to the top of the Hot 100
with a 3-1 lift on the Streaming Songs chart, having drawn 36.9 million
U.S. streams, down 7 percent, in the week ending March 14, according to
Nielsen Music. The song leads the list for a seventh total week.
The track pushes 4-3 on Radio Songs, with 88.4 million audience
impressions, up 3 percent, in the week ending March 17, and holds at No.
5 (after three weeks on top) on Digital Song Sales, with 20,000
downloads sold, down 7 percent, in the week ending March 14.
"Sunflower" rebounds 4-2 on the Hot 100 and tallies a 10th week atop
both the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts.
Halsey's "Without Me" rises 5-3 on the Hot 100, as it leads Radio Songs
for a third week (100.6 million, down 1 percent), and Cardi B and Bruno
Mars' "Please Me" dips to No. 4 from its No. 3 peak.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top five, Post Malone ascends to the region
with "Wow." (7-5). The track surges 8-3 on Digital Song Sales (23,000,
up 22 percent), winning top Sales Gainer honors on the Hot 100. Aiding
the jump: a Florida man's dance routine to the song went viral, with
Post Malone offering his approval on Instagram March 7 (just ahead of
the March 8-14 sales and streaming tracking week feeding the latest
charts, dated March 23). "Wow." concurrently climbs 8-6 on Radio Songs
(65.9 million, up 5 percent) and returns to the Streaming Songs top 10
(12-10; 26.1 million, up 5 percent). Going forward, the song could
benefit from the March 15 release of a new remix, featuring Roddy Ricch
Song Of The Month
'A Kind Of Sorrow' by A-Lin is the undisputed no.1 in China at the moment.
A-Lin is a 35 year-old Taiwanese aboriginal singer and songwriter of Amis
Music Week Report
Dave's first full length release storms at
Monday, March 18, 2019
by Alan Jones, London
Oxford alternative rock quartet Foals looked to be cantering to their
first No.1 when their fifth release, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost:
Part 1 established an early lead on the album chart this week – but it
fell at the last hurdle, losing a photo finish to Dave’s first full
length release, Psychodrama. Psychodrama is Dave’s third album chart
entry, following Six Paths and Game
Over, 2016 and 2017 EPs with, respectively six songs and 28 minutes of music,
and seven songs and 36 minutes of music. Psychodrama is home to the track Black,
which reached No.40 a fortnight ago, and spins off three new Top 20 hits this
week – Disaster, Streatham and Location.
Psychodrama’s total consumption of 26,390 units includes a contribution of
20,786 (78.76% of its total) from sales-equivalent streams. While its streams
are more than double any other title – and the second highest in chart history
in percentage terms, trailing only the 81.60% contribution streaming made to
Post Malone’s week atop the chart with Beerbongs And Bentleys last May - its
paid-for sales of 5,604 are only the 11th highest of the week. Twenty-year-old
South Londoner Dave’s No.1 album comes less than five months after he scored his
first No.1 single with Fredo collaboration Funky Friday, a stand-alone release,
has cumulative sales of 558,293 to date, of which paid-for downloads account for
If Foals’ latest album had secured first week sales near to matching the last
two of its four predecessors, they would be comfortably No.1 this week – but
Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost: Part 1 lands instead at No.2 on consumption
of 26,111 units. That’s just 279 fewer than Dave’s Psychodrama, making it the
closest top two since Michael Ball & Alfie Boe’s Together Again trumped
Stereophonics’ Scream Above The Sounds 43,795 to 43,760 in the 6 November 2017
chart, 71 weeks ago.
Foals are far ahead on paid-for sales, with a total of 22,037, which includes a
contribution of 6,421 from vinyl, in which format it is also No.1. Although they
have yet to register a Top 20 single, all five of Foals' albums have made the
Their 2008 debut Antidotes opened at No.3 on sales of 25,292 copies; 2010
follow-up Total Life Forever at No.8, (15,163 sales); 2013’s Holy Fire set their
personal best, opening at No.2 (38,162 sales); and most recent release What Went
Down – which also topped sales flashes but ended up debuting and peaking at No.2
– sold 30,335 copies at launch in 2015. All four previous Foals albums have sold
upwards of 100,000 cumulatively, with Holy Fire (208,764 sales) ahead of What
Went Down (173,197 sales), Antidotes (150,090) and Total Life Forever (147,846
David Gray and Dido both started their recording careers in the 1990s but
emerged as superstar singer/songwriters at the start of the 20th century, with
their most popular albums - his White Ladder and her No Angel – both selling
upwards of 3m copies to qualify for the rarely-achieved decuple platinum awards.
Both returned to the fray last week after long lay-offs, with Dido, now 47,
issuing her fifth studio album, Still On My Mind, almost exactly six years after
her fourth; and 50-year-old Gray’s 11th studio album, Gold In A Brass Age,
emerging nearly five years after his 10th.
Helped by her performance on The Jonathan Ross Show on ITV, Dido makes by far
the bigger impact of the two, with Still On My Mind opening at No.3 (19,874
sales), while Gold In A Brass Age opens at No.21 (3,873 sales). Dido’s last
album, Girl Who Got Away, sold 32,867 copies debuting at No.5 in 2013, while
Gray’s last album, Mutineers, sold 10,516 copies, opening at No.10 in 2014. Her
No.1 albums, and their sales: No Angel (3,097,375 sales) and Life For Rent
(2,899,808 sales); his No.1 albums, and their sales: White Ladder (3,042,530
sales), A New Day At Midnight (1,213,117 sales) and Life In Slow Motion (759,861
Norwegian singer Sigrid’s second Top 40 hit, Don’t Feel Like Crying, jumps
34-20, while her first album Sucker Punch, debuts at No.4 (18,318 sales). Aside
from the 22-year-old’s latest hit, the album includes her 2017 debut chart
entry, Don’t Kill That Vibe and 2018 hit Strangers, which peaked at No.62 and
No.10, respectively – but not High Five, which reached No.59 last June. Sucker
Punch is No.2 on vinyl (1,909 sales) and No.1 on cassette (1,245 sales).
Twenty-five weeks after his latest studio album, True Meanings, debuted at No.2,
Paul Weller opens at No.10 with Other Aspects (8,454 sales), a concert recording
made at The Royal Albert Hall. It is his 36th Top 10 album in all, and his 19th
The Greatest Showman soundtrack dips 4-6 (12,995 sales), ending a run of 62
consecutive weeks in the Top 5.
The rest of the Top 10: What A Time To Be Alive (1-5, 18,117 sales) by Tom
Walker, Bohemian Rhapsody (5-7, 12,761 sales) by Queen, Thank U, Next (3-8,
11,291 sales) by Ariana Grande and Staying At Tamara’s (8-9, 9,530 sales) by
Overall album sales are down 0.51% week-on-week at 1,738,288, 5.98% below same
week 2018 sales of 1,848,937. Sales-equivalent streams accounted for 1,133,649
sales, 65.22% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 2.36% week-on-week
at 604,639, 30.63% below same week 2018 sales of 871,663.
In an unchanged top four, Lewis Capaldi’s Someone You Loved spends a third
straight week at the summit.
After 10 consecutive weeks of growth, its consumption is down 4.42% week-on-week
to 62,336 (including 52,919 from sales-equivalent streams) but Someone You Loved
maintains a small but significant lead over Giant (2-2, 56,710 sales) by Calvin
Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man, while Don’t Call Me Up (3-3, 40,299 sales) by Mabel and
Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored (4-4, 38,861 sales) by Ariana Grande
complete a logjammed leading quartet.
All of the top four suffer a decline in consumption with Calvin Harris &
Rag’N’Bone Man’s Giant holding up best, with a 3.60% decline week-on-week,
leaving it at No.2 for the third week in a row, 9,03% in arrears of Someone You
Loved on overall consumption, Giant is nevertheless No.1 on paid-for sales for
the fifth time in six weeks, with 14,118 downloads in the week. It has had
upwards of 10,000 sales in the format for eight weeks in a row.
It’s a great week for London rapper Dave, who tops the album chart with
Psychodrama and has three new entries to the singles chart. No.1 with Funky
Friday (feat. Fredo) last October and No.6 with Headie One collaboration 18
Hunna in January – his first two Top 10 singles – Dave doubles his tally with
Psychodrama album tracks Disaster (feat. J Hus, No.8, 35,474 sales) and
Streatham (No.9, 34,769 sales). The third and final track he is allowed to chart
under primary artist rules is Location (feat. Burna Boy, No.11, 31,860 sales).
Black, which entered the Top 75 a fortnight ago at No.40 for
Dave and dipped to No.71 last week, increases consumption by 160% to 19,438
units but it’s starred-out between No.19 and No.20.
Dancing With A Stranger rallies 7-5 (36,650 sales) for Sam Smith & Normani. The
track, which peaked at No.3, has been out of the Top 5 for the last three weeks.
The rest of the Top 10:, 7 Rings (5-6, 36,334 sales) by Ariana Grande, Sucker
(6-7, 35,650 sales) by Jonas Brothers and Just You And I (8-10, 34,470 sales) by
Overall singles sales are down 0.86% week-on-week at 17,775,443, 7.95% above
same week 2018 sales of 16,466,769. Paid-for sales are down 7.43% week-on-week
at 750,911, and are 25.56% below same week 2018 sales of 1,008,708. They are
below same-week, previous-year sales for the 293rd week in a row.