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Pink Floyd back at no.1 after 20 years
Friday, November 21, 2014
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
 

The legendary British rock group Pink Floyd celebrates a triumphant comeback on the charts. 20 years after the last studio album 'The Division Bell', the new effort 'The Endless River' jumps easily at no.1 globally with 658.000 sales. In many countries the start-sales were higher than Taylor Swift's '1989' album two week ago. Not so in the USA and Canada, where 'The Endless River' starts with 160.400, respectively 31.000 sales. '1989' sold 1.286.500, respectively 107.000 copies in the initial week. But especially in United Kingdom and Germany the new Pink Floyd effort shines with huge sales. In UK 'The Endless River' bows with 139.400 units. That are the third-highest start sales of an album this year there, trailing only the 182.400 copies that Ed Sheeran's 'X' sold, and the 168.000 copies from Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories'. In Germany it's even the second highest debut of the year, only topped by rapper Kollegah and his album 'King', which found 162.000 buyers in its first week at retail. It's difficult to compared the

new with the former Pink Floyd album, because 1994 there was no Media Traffic chart, but 'The Division Bell' started surely with much more than one million sales and it would have been also a quite clear no.1 on the Global Chart. Back to the current hitlist, 'The Endless River' ends Taylor Swift's two week reigns with her '1989' set. It slips at no.2 this week, after a 22% sales decline to 445.000 copies, a total of 2.699.000 units so far. Now it's at no.3 on the year-to-date list, topped only by the 'Frozen' soundtrack (6.370.000) and Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories'  (2.845.000). Highest debut this week (Pink Floyd bowed at no.27 last week due earlier sales from Italy) is the eight album of the Foo Fighters, 'Sonic Highways' arrives at no.3 globally with massive 416.000 copies, the highest

tally for a no.3 album since the Xmas week 2012 (!!). The  sales of that week were dated to the week 01, 2013 and no.3 was One Direction's 'Take Me Home' with 442.000 copies. Foo Fighters' former set 'Wasting Light' was a clear no.1 in the week 17, 2011 with 505.000 start-sales. Some additional sales stats: '21' by Adele sold 454.000 copies this year and reaches a total of 26.620.000 so far, Beyoncé's self-titled sold 2.162.000 units this year, 3.516.000 so far, 'Unorthodox Jukebox' by Bruno Mars sold 1.140.000 units this year and has a total of 6.151.000 units so far, 'Christmas' by Michael Bublé sold 8.790.000 copies so far, 'Prism' by Katy Perry 3.334.000, and 'Xscape' by Michael Jackson 1.497.000.  COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  Any news from the top of the Global Track Chart, 'All About That Bass' by Meghan Trainor remains at the summit for an eighth consecutive week with 325.000 points, a 16% decrease compared to the previous week. Meghan's strongest competitor of the last weeks was Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' (this week at no.3 with 301.000 points), but now another Taylor Swift tune comes closer with giant steps. It's her 'Blank Space', which makes a surprising jump from no.11 to no.2 this week, driven by a massive 113% points boost to 305.000. It's Taylor Swift's 11th Global Top 10 smash. DJ and producer guru David Guetta returns to the global Top 10 the first time since nearly three years, 'Dangerous', a collaboration with Sam Martin, shoots from no.20 to no.10 with 149.000 points. His former smash 'Lovers On The Sun' (also with Sam Martin) missed the Top 10 narrowly and climbed to no.11 twelve weeks ago. David's former Top 10 smash was 'Turn Me On' (with Nicki Minaj), it reached no.6 in the week 13, 2012. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other Berryz Kobo's 'Romance Wo Katatte' at no.46, Alesso feat. Tove Lo's 'Heroes (We Could Be)' at no.50, I Love Makonnen feat. Drake's 'Tuesday' at no.52, Big Sean feat. E 40's 'I Don't F**k With You' at no.53, and Meghan Trainor's 'Lips Are Moving' at no.55 for their first appearance on the big list.  COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART



Global Chart - 10 Years Ago
No.1
'Lose My Breath' Destiny's Child
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Global Chart - 20 Years Ago
No.1
'Always' Bon Jovi
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Timeline
The Jamaican producer Biddu has a new song for to that date unknown soul-singer Carl Douglas: 'I Want To Give You My Everything'. Carl sings the tune willingly, but asks, if he can releases an own song for the B-side of the planned single. The 32 year-old singer, a passionate fan of Asian martial arts styles, has written a song about this, called 'Kung Fu Fighting'. The decision makers of Pye Records are quick to agree, that this song should be the clear A-side. And they were right, 'Kung Fu Fighting' grows up to an enormous worldwide smash, a no.1 in many countries. On the Global Chart it peaked for 11 weeks and ranks at no.91 on the
ALL TIME CHART. The song and the death of martial arts star Bruce Lee some months ago in

1973, unleashed a boom for Asian martial arts in the Western Hemisphere. 'Kung Fu Fighting' was the only big hit for Carl Douglas.  GLOBAL CHART - 40 YEARS AGO  click the picture to see the video


USA
Billboard Report
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Taylor Swift's '1989' no.1 for third week on Billboard 200
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
by Keith Caulfield, Los Angeles

Taylor Swift's 1989 album spends a third consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making it only the second album to spend three weeks atop the list in 2014. Only the Frozen

soundtrack, which racked 13 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1, spent longer at the top. 1989 sold 312,000 copies in the week ending Nov. 16 -- down just 22 percent in its third frame -- according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first album to sell more than 300,000 copies in its first three weeks since Beyonce's self-titled effort in December 2013. Beyonce debuted at No. 1 with 617,000 (from only three days of sales), then spent a second (374,000) and third week (310,000) at No.1. 1989's total sales now stand at 2 million. It continues to rank as 2014's second-largest-selling album, behind the Frozen soundtrack (3.25 million). They are the only two albums to sell a million copies in 2014. In total, Swift has spent 27 cumulative weeks at No. 1 with her four chart-topping albums. That puts her ahead of Barbra Streisand on the list of women with the most weeks at No. 1. Among leading ladies, Whitney Houston has the most (46 weeks), followed by Mariah Carey (30), Swift (27) and Streisand (26). It's likely that Swift will step

aside next week for a new No. 1: One Direction's Four. The latter could sell over 420,000 in the week ending Nov. 23, according to industry forecasters. At No. 2 on the latest Billboard 200, rock band Foo Fighters arrive with their new studio album Sonic Highways, selling 190,000. It's the seventh top 10 album for the act, and all but one of their studio sets have reached the top 10 (only their self-titled debut missed the region, peaking at No. 23). The new release follows 2011's Wasting Light, which debuted at No. 1 with 325,000, marking the act's first chart-topper. Pink Floyd collects its 10th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as its new release, The Endless River, sails in at No. 3. It sold 170,000 and also debuts at No. 2 on Top Rock Albums. The album is the band's first collection of

new studio recordings since 1994's The Division Bell, which debuted at No. 1 (with 465,000). The new set was assembled from music that originated during the Division Bell sessions and is advertised as a tribute to the band's Richard Wright, who died in 2008. Country legend Garth Brooks debuts at No. 4 with Man Against Machine, his first studio album in 13 years. It enters with 130,000 sold and also lands at No. 1 on Top Country Albums -- his 14th leader on that list. His last new studio album was 2001's Scarecrow, which debuted at No. 1 on both charts with 466,000. Man Against Machine is notably unavailable through digital retailers, except for Brooks' own GhostTunes website, which did not report sales of the album to SoundScan. Rapper Big K.R.I.T. logs his best sales week yet, as Cadillactica drives in at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 with 44,000. It also starts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Rap Albums. The artist's previous best week came when Live From the Underground debuted and peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 with 41,000. Nick Jonas is the fifth and final debut in the top 10, as his self-titled effort starts at No. 6 with just over 37,000. Jonas last charted under his own name in 2010 with the album Who I Am, credited to Nick Jonas & the Administration. It launched with 82,000. The new album is supported by the hit single "Jealous," which climbs 11-9 on the Pop Songs Airplay chart (dated Nov. 29). As for the rest of the top 10 on the Billboard 200: the Now 52 album slips 2-7 with 37,000 (down 39 percent) while Pentatonix's That's Christmas to Me rises 23-8 with just over 34,000; up 131 percent) and Sam Smith's In the Lonely Hour climbs dips 8-9 with just over 30,000 (though up 12 percent). George Strait's The Cowboy Rides Away closes out the region, zipping 60-10 with 30,000 (up 309 percent). The latter blasts up the list thanks to a new deluxe version of the album, exclusively available through Walmart. Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending Nov. 16) totaled 5.38 million units, up 9 percent compared with the sum last week (4.94 million) and down less than 1 percent against the comparable sales week of 2013 (5.39 million). Year-to-date album sales stand at 209.52 million, down 13 percent compared to the same total at this point last year (239.72 million). Over on the Digital Songs chart, Swift's "Blank Space" bumps up to No. 1, selling 328,000 downloads (up 100 percent), while last week's leader, Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass," falls to No. 3 with 126,000 (down 34 percent). Hozier's "Take Me to Church" rebounds to its peak position, rising 4-2 with 131,000 (up 7 percent). Maroon 5's "Animals" ascends 5-4 with 124,000 (up 8 percent), Swift's "Shake It Off" dips 3-5 with 93,000 (down 28 percent), and Sam Smith's "I'm Not the Only One" jumps 7-6 with 93,000 (up 10 percent). Jonas' "Jealous" zips 16-7 with 83,000 (up 38 percent), I Love Makonnen's "Tuesday," featuring Drake, flies 12-8 with 69,000 (up 2 percent) and Tove Lo's "Habits (Stay High)" moves 10-9 with 67,000 (down 18 percent). Big Sean's "I Don't F--- With You," featuring E-40, closes out the top 10, as it steps 14-10 with 65,000 (up 3 percent). Digital track sales this past week totaled 17.72 million downloads, down 3 percent compared with last week (18.29 million) and down 11 percent stacked next to the comparable week of 2013 (19.88 million). Year to date track sales are at 971.37 million, down 13 percent compared to the same total at this point last year (1.11 billion).  COMPLETE CHARTS


Spotlight
Alt-J
(∆) was formed when Gwil Sainsbury (guitar/bass), Joe Newman (guitar/lead vocals), Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards/vocals) and Thom Green (drums) met at Leeds University in 2007. Unger-Hamilton (younger brother of Ferdy, head of A&R for Polydor Records) studied English, the other three Fine Art. In their second year of studies, Newman showed Sainsbury a handful of his own songs and, inspired by his guitar-playing dad, the pair began recording on GarageBand in their hall rooms with Sainsbury acting as producer. The band's unusual sound stems from the fact that due to living in student halls, where noise had to be kept to a minimum, they were unable to use bass guitars or bass drums. The Band was originally called "Daljit Dhaliwal" after a British TV presenter, Daljit Dhaliwal. After graduating they moved to Cambridge, where they claimed Jobseeker's Allowance, spending two years rehearsing before signing a deal with Infectious Records in December 2011. Their self-titled first 4-track EP ∆, was recorded with producer Charlie Andrew in London. Their first 2012 release for Infectious Records was the triangle-shaped 7" "Matilda"/"Fitzpleasure", followed by "Breezeblocks" as an advance of their first album An Awesome Wave, which was recorded in Brixton, playing tracks as it fit into the recording studio's spare time. On 9 June 2014, they announced their second album This Is All Yours, that was released on 22 September 2014. This Is All Yours went straight to Number 1 on the UK's Official Albums Chart.   >> source: Wikipedia - click the picture to see the video


United Kingdom
Music Week Report
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Gareth Malone wakes up at number one
Monday, November 17, 2014
by Alan Jones, London

In a singles chart that celebrated its 62nd birthday last week, more than 30 songs have topped the chart in versions by two or more different acts, of which the latest is Wake Me Up, which spent three weeks atop the chart for Avicii in July / August 2013, and now debuts at number one in a version credited to Gareth Malone's All Star Choir, and benefitting the

BBC's Children In Need charity. The seventh Children In Need song to reach number one, the new version sold 120,312 copies last week (including just 309 from streams) and features vocal contributions from Mel Giedroyc, Jo Brand, John Craven, Craig Revel Horwood, Linda Robson, various actors, sport personalities and children. It is Malone's third number one, following Military Wives, who had the last number one of 2011 with Wherever You Are, and 2012's Sing by Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band feat. Military Wives. Brian Wilson & Various Artists' revival of The Beach Boys' God Only Knows - which also benefits Children In Need - is strongly resurgent following Friday night's BBC1 Children In Need telethon, bouncing 170-39 (10.206 sales). Charity records aside, Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud would have returned to number one but instead holds at number two, selling a further 66,485 copies. Four weeks after debut, One Direction's Steal My Girl rebounds 9-3 (48,833 sales)

to equal its peak. It is one of seven One Direction songs in the Top 75 taken from their new album Four. After debuting at number one last week, Cheryl's I Don't Care dips to number four (47,787 sales). Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass is also in the slide, falling 3-5 (42,401 sales) but Outside holds steady at number six (35,590 sales) for Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding. Tom Odell scores his highest charting single to date, with his cover of The Beatles' hit Real Love jumping 21-7 (31,206 sales) on its first full week on sale. It eclipses his previous highest charting hit, debut chart entry Another Love, which reached number 10 in January 2013. Real Love's surge comes as John Lewis' TV advertising campaign - for which it was recorded - moves into top gear. It's five

years since Australia's Origliasso twins, Lisa and Jessica - known as The Veronicas - scored back-to-back Top 20 hits with Untouched (number eight) and 4Ever (number 17) from their second album, Hook Me Up. That album was actually released in their homeland in 2007 and, for various reasons, it has taken them until now to come up with their eponymous follow-up which has been tentatively scheduled for 23 February 2015. Ahead of that, dramatic orchestral ballad You Ruin Me debuts at number eight (26,957 sales). There's a double dose of Sam Smith to round out the Top 10. Latest single Like I Can debuts at number nine (25,728 sales) to become the fourth Top 10 single from his debut album In The Lonely Hour, while I'm Not The Only One holds at number 10 (24,866 sales). The latter track spent six weeks in the Top 10, peaking at number three, before dipping to number 12 for a fortnight but has since spent four straight weeks at number 10. Overall singles sales are up 4.30% week-on-week at 5,776,046. Streaming accounted for 3,220,840 sales last week – 55.76% of the total. Under previously existing criteria where only paid-for purchases were included, overall singles sales are up 4.94% week-on-week at 2,555,206 – 17.66% below same week 2013 sales of 3,103,225 and the 66th consecutive week in which they have declined versus a year ago. It is very much a case of the long and the short of it at the top of the charts this week, with Pink Floyd registering the longest span of number one albums by a group, while Wake Me Up stages one of the fastest ever returns to the top of the singles chart for a song, with the new version by Gareth Malone's All Star Choir debuting in pole position less than a year and a half after Avicii's original. Pink Floyd's 15th - and apparently last - studio album, The Endless River makes an impressive debut at number one on sales of 139,351 copies, the third highest of the year, trailing only the 182,427 that Ed Sheeran's X sold on debut 20 weeks ago, and the 168,048 copies than Coldplay's Ghost Stories sold on debut 25 weeks ago. The veteran prog rock band's sixth number one - following Atom Heart Mother (1970), Wish You Were Here (1975), The Final Cut (1983), The Division Bell (1994) and Pulse (1995) - The Endless River is Pink Floyd's first album since the 2008 death of keyboards player Richard Wright. It is a little over 44 years since Atom Heart Mother became Floyd's first number one album, giving them the longest span of new number ones by any group. Missing from that list of number ones by the group, incidentally, is their 1973 magnum opus The Dark Side Of The Moon, which peaked at number two (behind the K-Tel compilation 20 Flash Back Greats Of The Sixties) and is not just their biggest seller but also one of the biggest selling albums of all-time in the UK, with a to-date tally of 4,240,620 sales. It jumps 98-61 (2,071 sales) this week. Floyd's fast start denied Foo Fighters their fourth number one, with their eighth studio album Sonic Highways settling for a number two debut, on sales of 88,637 copies - the highest tally for a runner-up this year. Their last album, Wasting Light was the first of seven albums to dethrone Adele's 21, ending its introductory 11 week reign on sales of 114,557 in 2011. Sonic Highways is Foo Fighters' ninth Top 10 album, and their 10th chart album in all. Queen's Greatest Hits is the biggest-selling album of all-time in the UK with sales at a staggering 6,082,883 - but their new compilation, Forever, is off to a less stellar start, debuting at number five (35,665 sales). Comprising hits, classic tracks, alternate mixes, new remasters and a trio of previously unissued tracks, it includes the Michael Jackson collaboration There Must Be More To Life That This, which is the only track on the album not available as a standalone download, hence its lack of a singles chart appearance. Proving she is indeed Only Human, Cheryl's fourth album, which bears that title, falls well short of the opening week's position and sales of all its predecessors, despite the fact that it is the first of the former Girls Aloud star's solo albums to generate two number one singles. Selling just 21,839 copies last week, Only Human debuts at number seven. Her first solo album, Three Words, sold 125,271 copies when it debuted at number one in 2009. After returning to the top of the chart last week, Ed Sheeran's X now dips to number three, although its sales are up fractionally, at 45,477. With latest single Like I Can debuting inside the Top 10, Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour album enjoys a more sizzling 102.11% increase in sales week-on-week to 43,446 but is rewarded only with a modest 5-4 climb. Both Sheeran and Smith's albums are galloping towards their millionth sale, with X currently on 882,841 and In The Lonely Hour on 655,956. Elsewhere in the Top 10: Taylor Swift's 1989 dips 3-6 (26,038 sales), Andre Rieu's Love In Venice slips 4-8 (18,567 sales), Calvin Harris' Motion slumps 2-9 (17,372 sales) and George Ezra's Wanted On Voyage declines 8-10 (15,362 sales). Overall album sales are up 26.45% week-on-week at 1,915,832 - their highest level since 2,086,240 albums were sold in the first week of 2014 (45 weeks ago), and 1.54% below same week 2013 sales of 1,945,722.  COMPLETE CHARTS



Japan
Oricon Album Chart
No.1  Kana Nishino 'With Love'

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Germany
Media Control Track Chart
No.1  David Guetta
& Sam Martin 'Dangerous'
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