Marshmello & Bastille reaching no.1
Thursday, November 8, 2018
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
Exo's 'Don't Mess
Up My Tempo' is definitely the new number one on this week's Global
Album Chart. The fifth studio album by the South Korean / Chinese boy
group was released on Friday, November 2. In almost all countries a
chart-week begins on Friday and ends on Thursday. But in South Korea
the chart-week ends at Sunday. So we had three days of sales for this
album, but confirmed so far are only the start sales for the first day
of release, 463,000. If we have more informations, we'll change the
sale disclosures. Also the first mini album 'Color*Iz' by South Korean
starlet Iz*One had not the full sales. Hanteo confirmed 54,000 for
October 29 - October 31. The sales from November 1 - November 4 are
still missing. Back to this week's hitlist: the soundtrack to the
romantic Hollywood drama 'A Star Is Born', starring Lady GaGa and
Bradley Cooper, sits tight at no.2 with another 194,000 equivalent
sales, a total of nearly one million after four weeks on
the tally. Second
highest new-entry of the week is the 16th studio album by Italian
tenor Andrea Bocelli. 'Si' starts at no.3 with 176,000 sales. And now, as every week, additional stats from
outside the current Top 10 in alphabetic order, the first figure means
last week's sales, the
second figure the total sales: '1989' by Taylor Swift 8,000 /
10,768,000, '21' by Adele 8,000 / 29,313,000, '24k Magic' by Bruno
Mars 9,000 / 4,894,000, '25' by Adele 9,000 / 21,687,000, 'American
Teen' by Khalid 18,000 / 2,543,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott
62,000 / 1,909,000, 'Beautiful Trauma' by Pink 11,000
/ 3,040,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 64,000 / 3,523,000, the 'Black Panther' soundtrack 10,000 / 1,646,000, 'Camila'
by Camila Cabello 16,000 / 1,574,000, 'Culture II' by Migos 14,000 /
1,745,000, 'Damn.' by Kendrick Lamar 14,000 / 4,924,000, 'Dancing
Queen' by Cher 27,000 / 350,000, 'Dangerous
Woman' by Ariana Grande 7,000 / 2,233,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran
46,000 / 13,202,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 26,000 /
3,854,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice WRLD 37,000 / 1,021,000,
Shawn Mendes 9,000 / 2,504,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith
9,000 / 7,817,000, 'Kamikaze' by Eminem 63,000 / 1,684,000, 'Love Yourself
轉 Answer' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 29,000 / 1,833,000, the 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go
Again' soundtrack 23,000 / 986,000, the 'Moana' soundtrack 9,000 /
3,050,000, 'More Life' by Drake 12,000 / 3,909,000, 'My Dear
Melancholy,' by the Weeknd 6,000 / 924,000, 'Pray For The Wicked' by
Panic! At The Disco 17,000 / 730,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber 6,000
/ 6,594,000, 'Queen' by Nicki Minaj 25,000 / 855,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion
49,000 / 2,365,000, 'Red Pill Blues' by Maroon 5 17,000 / 1,502,000,
'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 18,000 / 4,411,000, 'Revival' by Eminem
3,000 / 1,987,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes 23,000 / 1,248,000,
'Starboy' by The Weeknd 11,000 / 3,899,000, 'Staying At Tamara's' by
George Ezra 16,000 / 753,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 26,000 /
3,828,000, 'Sweetener' by Ariana Grande 48,000 / 1,260,000, 'Tell Me You Love Me' by Demi Lovato
5,000 / 1,182,000, 'The Greatest
Showman' soundtrack 51,000 / 4,772,000, 'The Thrill Of It All' by Sam Smith
7,000 / 2,545,000, 'Trench' by Twenty One Pilots 52,000 / 495,000, 'Views' by Drake 12,000 / 4,582,000, 'Voicesnotes'
by Charlie Puth 6,000 / 542,000, 'X' by Ed Sheeran 17,000 / 11,307,000, 'Ye' by Kanye West
6,000 / 848,000, and 'Youngblood' by 5 Seconds Of Summer 16,000 /
GLOBAL ALBUM CHART
A change of power: after 10 non-consecutive weeks at the summit, 'Girls Like You' by Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B
slides to the runner-up slot this week with 243,000 points, a 6%
decline compared to the previous week and a total of 5,860,000 points
after 22 weeks on the tally. New no.1 is 'Happier' by the American
electronic music producer Marshmello and British indie rock band
Bastille. It's the first global no.1 for both acts. 'Happier' leads
with 245,000 points, a 2% increase over the last week. Rounds out this
week's top three is 'Shallow' by Lady GaGa & Bradley Cooper (up 6% to
234,000 points). Highest debut of the week at no.7 with 149,000 points
is 'Kimi No Uta' by the Arashi. It's the 36th Global Top 10 success
for the Japanese five-member boy group. In the chart history only the
Beatles (38), AKB 48 (39), Elvis Presley (43) and Madonna (47) had
more Top 10 hits. Outside
the Top 40 waiting among other 'I'll Never Love Again' by Lady GaGa at
no.57, 'Beautiful' by Bazzi feat. Camila
Cabello at no.48, and 'No Stylist' by French Montana
at no.49 for their first appearance on the big list.
COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART
30 YEARS AGO
... 'A Groovy Kind Of Love' by Phil Collins topped the Global Charts for nine
non-consecutive weeks and was the biggest success of the year 1988. It was
released for the soundtrack to the British romantic crime comedy 'Buster',
starring Phil Collins, Julie Walters, Larry Lamb and Sheila Hancock. The song
heavily based on the Rondo movement of Sonatina in G major, op.36 no.5, by Muzio
Clementi. Firstly recorded as an upbeat guitar-based pop song by Wayne Fontana &
The Mindbenders, it was a no.8 success in May 1966. Collin's version was a slow
ballad with a prominent keyboard and strings.
Andrea Bocelli earns first number one
Thuesday, November 6, 2018
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
Andrea Bocelli achieve his first
No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his new studio effort, Si,
debuts atop the tally. The set, which was released via Sugar/Decca
Records on Oct.
26, earned 126,000 equivalent
album units in the week ending Nov. 1, according to Nielsen Music. Of
that sum, 123,000 were in album sales. The 26th time’s the charm, as
Bocelli bows atop the Billboard 200 with his 26th charting album, Si.
The singer has charted on the tally since Dec. 20, 1997, when Romanza
debuted at No. 114, on its way to a No. 35 peak on Dec. 19, 1998. All
told, Si marks Bocelli’s ninth top 10 effort. Bocelli has come quite
close to No. 1 previously: he’s peaked at No. 2 twice, with My Christmas
(five weeks at No. 2 in 2009) and Passione (one week at No. 2 in 2013).
The former spent five consecutive weeks stuck in the runner-up slot. In
its first two weeks at No. 2, Bon Jovi’s The Circle and John Mayer’s
Battle Studies debuted at No. 1, respectively. Then, in My Christmas’
third week at No. 2, Susan Boyle’s debut album I Dreamed a Dream bowed
at No. 1 and spent six straight weeks at No. 1. 20-Year Wait for First
No. 1 Album:
Bocelli waited a little more than
20 years and 10 months for his first. No. 1, dating back to when Romanza
bowed on the list dated Dec. 20, 1997. That’s the longest wait for a
chart-topper since January of 2016, when the late David Bowie tallied
his first leader 43 years and nine months after his chart debut. He hit
No. 1 with Blackstar on the Jan. 30, 2016-dated chart, and he made his
chart debut on the tally way back on April 15, 1972 with Hunky Dory.
(Bowie died of cancer on Jan. 10, 2016, two days after Blackstar was
released.) Before Bocelli, the last living artist to wait longer for
their first No. 1 was James Taylor, who notched his first leader with
Before This World on July 4, 2015 -- 45 years after his chart debut on
March 14, 1970 with Sweet Baby James. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s
soundtrack to A Star Is Born falls to No. 2 on the Billboard 200 after
three weeks at No. 1. The set earned 93,000 units in the week ending
Nov. 1 (down 15 percent). Coming in at No. 3 is Joji's BALLADS 1, with
57,000 units earned (with 34,000 of that sum in album sales). Joji (real
name: George Miller) is a former YouTuber who previously logged an entry
on the Billboard 200 with the In Tongues EP (peaking at No. 58 on the
Nov. 25, 2017-dated list). BALLADS 1’s sales were bolstered by a range
of merchandise/album bundles. Tory Lanez clocks his third consecutive
top five-charting album, as his third release, Love Me Now?, starts at
No. 4 with 54,000 units (5,000 in album sales). The bulk of Love’s
first-week units were driven by streams, as it tallied 48,000 SEA units
(translating to 62.5 million on-demand audio streams for the album’s
tracks). Lanez previously hit the top five with his two earlier albums:
Memories Don’t Die (No. 3; March 17) and I Told You (No. 4; Sept. 10,
2016). At No. 5 on the new Billboard 200, Wayne's former No. 1, Tha
Carter V, is a non-mover with 52,000 units (down 20 percent). Lil Baby
and Gunna's Drip Harder is stationary at No. 6 with just over 49,000
units (down 13 percent) and Future and Juice WRLD collaborative effort
WRLD ON DRUGS falls 2-8 in its second week (just over 45,000 units; down
54 percent), while a pair of former No. 1s round out the top 10, Travis
Scott's Astroworld sits still at No. 9 (45,000 units; down 4 percent)
and Post Malone's beerbongs & bentleys is steady at No. 10 (41,000
units; down 2 percent). With a seventh week at No. 1 on the Hot 100,
'Girls Like You' has logged the longest reign by a group (of at least
three members) since Maroon 5's previous No. 1: "One More Night" led for
nine weeks beginning Sept. 29, 2012. ("Girls" passes MAGIC!'s "Rude,"
which ruled for six weeks in 2014.) 'Girls' leads the Radio Songs
airplay chart for a 15th week, with 114.2 million in audience, down 2
percent, in the week ending Nov. 4, according to Nielsen Music. Here is
an updated look at the longest-leading Radio Songs No. 1 since the chart
launched in December 1990. 'Girls' dips 9-13 on Digital Song Sales, with
14,000 downloads sold, down 18 percent, in the week ending Nov. 1, after
leading the list for six weeks, and retreats 12-13 on Streaming Songs
(23.2 million U.S. streams, down 5 percent, in the week ending Nov. 1),
where it reached No. 5. Scott's "Sicko Mode" keeps at its No. 2 Hot 100
peak. It slips 2-3 on Streaming Songs (35.4 million, down 8 percent);
repeats at No. 11 on Radio Songs (60.1 million, up 4 percent); and
backtracks 14-15 on Digital Song Sales (12,000, down 12 percent). For a
second week, "Girls" narrowly defends its Hot 100 crown over "Sicko"
(which features Drake's vocals, although he's not credited as an artist
on the song; he also appears in the song's official video, released Oct.
19), with the songs declining by 5 and 4 percent, respectively, in
overall activity. Marshmello and Bastille's "Happier" hits a new Hot 100
peak, rising 4-3. It holds at No. 4 on Digital Song Sales (23,000, down
13 percent) and No. 5 on Radio Songs (83.3 million, up 11 percent) and
climbs 13-11 on Streaming Songs (22.3 million, up 3 percent). As it
increases by 3 percent in overall activity, it could seriously challenge
for No. 1 on the Hot 100 as soon as next week.COMPLETE
Song Of The Month
Fifth most viewed song last week at YouTube was 'Culpables'
by Colombian reggaeton singer Karol G and Puerto Rican rapper Anuel AA.
The song is a big smash in several countries in Latin America and in Spain.
Music Week Report
The Prodigy maíntain chart-topping album run
Monday, November 12, 2018
by Alan Jones, London
The Prodigy’s seventh studio album, No Tourists, also becomes their
seventh No.1 - a record for a dance act - opening atop the chart on
sales of 23,952 copies (including 1,828 from sales-equivalent streams).
That is the second lowest of the veteran dance trio’s career, beating
only their 1992 debut release, Experience, which
debuted and peaked at No.12.
In addition to topping the overall chart, No Tourists is No.1 on the vinyl album
chart (2,399 sales) and the cassette chart, where it sales of 2,010 are
extraordinary, and by far the highest of any cassette in any week in the 2010s.
It is already No.2 in the year-to-date cassette chart, behind Kylie Minogue’s
Golden (2,867 sales) and No.5 on the 2010s chart, where Guardians Of The Galaxy
soundtrack sets Awesome Mix 1 and Awesome Mix 2 lead the way, on sales of 5,680
and 5,064, respectively, with Minogue in third place. All other Prodigy first
week sales are massively overshadowed by the 316,953 copies that their fastest
starter, Fat Of The Land, sold on debut in 1997. In descending order of sales,
their other No.1 studio albums' first week tallies are as follows: Invaders Must
Die - 97,254 (2009), Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned - 64,266 (2004), The
Day Is My Enemy – 45,302 (2015), Music For The Jilted
Generation - 32,056 (1994). 2005 compilation Their Law: The Singles
1990-2005, also a No.1, had a first week tally of 79,708 sales (2005). The Fat
Of The Land remains their biggest seller, with a to-date tally of 1,428,172 out
of total UK album sales for the act of 4,707,982.
Second only to Madonna among solo women with most UK No.1 albums, Barbra
Streisand scored her seventh No.1 album in 2016 with duets album Encore: Movie
Partners Sing Broadway opening atop the list on sales of 19,778 copies.
Follow-up Walls, Streisand’s politically charged 36th studio album, debuts at
No.6 (15,604 Sales) bringing the 76-year-old her 36th Top 75 album and 15th Top
10 entry in a chart career stretching back almost 53 years.
A year older than Streisand, Bob Dylan has an even more impressive chart career,
and scores his 66th Top 75 album and 38th Top 10 entry since 1964 with The
Bootleg Series Volume 14: More Blood, More Tracks (No.9, 10,508 sales), which
consists of previously unreleased 1974 recordings of songs which formed his 1975
No.4 album Blood On The Tracks. It is the third of 11 releases – Volumes 1-3
were a single release – in the ongoing Bootleg Series to make the Top 10.
Returning to the Top 10 after a three week absence, Ariana Grande’s Sweetener
moves 15-10 (9,210 sales) following the screening of Ariana Grande At The BBC on
BBC1 at primetime (8pm) on 1 November.
With sales of 21,927 in the week, A Star Is Born holds at No.2 for Lady Gaga &
Bradley Cooper, while fellow soundtrack set Bohemian Rhapsody remains in third
place for Queen (21,608 sales), who also stay at No.7 with their reactivated
2000 compilation The Platinum Collection (12,464 sales).
Sales of Andrea Bocelli’s Si held up well, slipping just 19.7% week-on-week –
about a third of the typical second week decline for No.1 debuts – as it falls
1-4 on consumption of 20,732 units.
Completing the Top 10 are The Greatest Showman soundtrack (4-5, 19,058 sales)
and Always In Between (6-8, 11,797 sales) by Jess Glynne.
Overall album sales are up 4.62% week-on-week at 1,811,401, 4.27% below same
week 2017 sales of 1,892,238. Sales-equivalent streams accounted for a record
1,024,256 sales, 56.54% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are up 7.20%
week-on-week at 787,145, 24.95% below same week 2017 sales of 1,048,799.
Ariana Grande scores the third No.1 of her career, with brand new track Thank U,
Next, dashing to a chart-topping debut although it didn’t drop until Sunday
(November 4), giving it fewer than five days to impact.
A break-up song, in which she namechecks four of her exes, Thank U, Next racked
up impressive sales of 72,881 copies (including 61,411 from sales-equivalent
streams) in its truncated timeframe – higher than a full seven-day tally from
any record for 13 weeks - and is Grande’s third No.1, although the first on
which she gets solo billing. The others, both from 2014: Problem (feat. Iggy
Azalea) and Bang Bang, credited to Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj. Thank
U, Next is also Grande’s ninth Top 10 hit and 24th Top 75 entry.
After two weeks at No.1, Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s Shallow – the breakout hit
from A Star Is Born – is derailed by Grande’s entrance, dipping to No.2 (46,703
Jess Glynne stopped by Strictly Come Dancing to perform new single Thursday last
week and, having previously moved 24-23-18, the track exploded. Jumping to No.7
(27,142 sales), it is the third Top 10 single from her second album, Always In
Between, and her 12th Top 10 single in all. The first Top 10 record to feature
Thursday in/as its title, it nestles up against the eighth Top 10 Friday hit,
Dave & Fredo’s Funky Friday (4-6, 36,250 sales).
Halsey scores her third Top 10 hit but her first in a solo capacity as Without
Me jumps 22-9 (25,915 sales). Rest of the Top 10: Woman Like Me (2-3, 39,565 sales) by Little Mix feat.
Nicki Minaj, Promises (3-4, 37,393 sales) by Calvin Harris & Sam Smith, Let You
Love Me (6-5, 36,367 sales) by Rita Ora, ZeZe (7-8, 25,922 sales) by Kodak Black
feat. Travis Scott & Offset and Sunflower (11-10, 25,570 sales) by Post Malone
feat. Swae Lee.
Overall singles sales are up 1.69% week-on-week at 16,161,950, 12.40% above same
week 2017 sales of 14,379,226. That is its highest level since the week before
video streams were included in the chart and stream conversion ratios were
lowered, 19 weeks ago. Paid-for sales are up 2.29% week-on-week at 864,011 and
are 21.42% below same week 2017 sales of 1,099,434. They are below same-week,
previous-year sales for the 275th week in a row. COMPLETE