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Global Chart Report

Justin Bieber reigns a third straight week
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden

The surprise album by the American rapper Drake and Future makes a grand entrace on the Global Album Chart this week. 'What A Time To Be Alive' found 383,000 buyers in its initial week, 334,400 copies of it in the United States alone. Enough for a bow at the summit, it's Drake's and also Future's second number one this year. Drake's 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late' ruled in the week 9 with 559,000 sales and Future's 'DS2' topped in the week 31 with 131,000 sales. 'What A Time To Be Alive' leads massive 19 new-entries this week, eight of it reach the Top 10. Former Pink Floyd member David Gilmour lands the second highest debut with his fourth solo studio album. 'Rattle That Lock' arrives at the vice-position with 220,000 sales, 69,900 of it in the United Stated and 48,100 in United Kingdom. American model / singer / songwriter Lana Del Rey shoots at no.3 globally with her fourth studio effort 'Honeymoon' and 206,000 sales. Lana's former set 'Ultraviolence' was a clear number one in the

week 27, 2014 with 356,000 sales. Her biggest success so far was the second album 'Born To Die' from 2012 with the big single smashes 'Video Games' and 'Summertime Sadness'. This effort moved more than 5 million copies to date. Rolling Stones legend and guitarist Keith Richard follows at no.4 this week with his third solo album 'Crosseyed Heart' and 93,000 copies. Rounds out the top five is seven-member J-pop group AAA (Attack All Around). Their compilation '10th Anniversary Best' starts at no.1 in Japan with 86,000 sales, according to Oricon. Some additional sales stats: 'Title'' by Meghan Trainor sold 16,000 copies last week and reaches a total of 1,558,000 so far, 'Wilder Mind' by Mumford & Sons sold 14,000 units last week, 1,160,000 so far, the self-titled album by Hozier sold 13,000 units last week and has a total of 1,745,000 copies so far, 'American Beauty / American Psycho' by Fall Out Boy sold 900,000 copies so far, 'Four' by One Direction 590,000, and 'The Endless River' by Pink Floyd 2,360,000. COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  Canadian teen idol / model / singer / songwriter Justin Bieber holds the hot spot of the Global Track Chart for a third consecutive week with 328,000 points, a 4% points decrease compared to the previous week. After four weeks on the tally the tune has a total of 1,519,000 points. No change also on the following places, 'Can't Feel My Face' by The Weeknd remains at no.2 with 241,000 points, 'Locked Away' by R.City feat. Adam Levine is still at no.3 with 218,000 points, an 11% increase over the last week. 'Wildest Dream' by Taylor Swift makes another big jump from no.10 to no.6, driven by a 13% points increase to 153,000. Last week i wrote that this song is the sixth Global Top 10 smash of Taylor Swift's multi-million seller '1989'. I have researched the annals, there are only three albums in history with more Global Top 10 hits: Michael Jackson's 'Bad' from 1987 and 'Rhythm Nation 1814' by her sister Janet from 1989. Both albums generated seven Top 10 smashes and there's Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream' from 2010 with six Top 10 hits. But the re-issue 'Complete Confection' from 2012 has additional two big single hits, so that album contains eight Global Top 10 hits... the alltime record! For more informations check our FACEBOOK account. Back to our current tally, biggest winner of the week is 'Hotline Bling' by Drake. The track rises from no.22 to no.11, driven by a 37% points boost to 141,000. 'Hotline Bling' based on a sample of Timmy Thomas' anti-war hymn 'Why Can't We Live Together', a no.9 success in February 1973. Highest debut of the week is 'On My Mind' by Ellie Goulding at no.13 with 126,000 points. Her former smash 'Love Me Like You Do' from the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' soundtrack reached no.2 a half year ago, and with a total of 6,863,000 points it ranks at no.5 on the year-to-date list. Outside our weekly Top 40 waiting among other Elle King's Ex's & Oh's at no.42, Adam Lambert's 'Ghost Town' at no.50, and Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend's 'Like I'm Gonna Lose You' at no.55 for their first appearance on the big list.  COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART

Global Chart - 10 Years Ago
'Don't Cha' Pussycat Dolls
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Global Chart - 30 Years Ago
'Dancing In The Street' Bowie & Jagger
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Our weekly global countdown dated back to 1955. The year when Rock'n'Roll was born and popular music started to influence and determine the spirit and mood of any era. The music industry was at the very beginning, many countries hadn't yet an official chart. That's why the first hitlists merged the charts only from the USA, United Kingdom, Germany and additional informations from France, Australia, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands. The first no.1 in January 1955 was 'Mr.Sandman' by the Chordettes and biggest hit of that year 'Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White', a mambo classic by Perez Prado.
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Billboard Report
Drake and Future surprise album debuts at no.1
Thuesday, September 29, 2015
by Keith Caulfield & Silvio Pietroluongo, Los Angeles

Drake and Future’s surprise album What a Time to Be Alive charges in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, giving Drake his second chart-topper of 2015. The set earned 375,000 equivalent

album units in the week ending Sept. 24, according to Nielsen Music — of that sum, 334,000 were pure album sales. What a Time to Be Alive was released Sunday, Sept. 20, and was initially exclusively available through Apple Music and the iTunes Store. The set was only announced one day earlier, and its release came on an off-cycle Sunday (as most albums are now released on a Friday each week, the first day of the Billboard 200's tracking week). Let’s take a look at some of the statistics that accompany Drake and Future’s debut: Third-Largest Week for an Album in 2015, by Units: The only larger weeks were racked by the debuts of The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness (412,000) and Drake’s other surprise album, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late (535,000). Second Largest Sales Week for an Album in 2015: What a Time to Be Alive sold 334,000 in pure album sales, making it the second-biggest sales week this year. The only larger week was racked by Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

(495,000). Drake and Future Are the First Hip-Hop Acts Since 2004 to Score Two No. 1 Albums in a Calendar Year: With the arrival of What a Time to Be Alive, both Drake and Future tally their second leaders on the Billboard 200 in 2015. Drake debuted at No. 1 earlier in 2015 with If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. Future scored his first No. 1 nearly two months ago with DS2. Drake and Future lead a busy top 10 on the Billboard 200, where six more albums arrive in the region, including new efforts from Lana Del Rey, Mac Miller and David Gilmour. Coming in at No. 2 on the new chart is Lana Del Rey’s Honeymoon, with 116,000 units (105,000 in pure album sales). It’s the fourth top 10 album for Del Rey, and follows her chart-topping Ultraviolence in 2014. The latter

set opened with 182,000 sold in its first week. Last week’s No. 1 album, The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness (which happens to feature Del Rey), slips to No. 3 with 90,000 units (down 9 percent). Rapper Mac Miller sees his new Go:od AM clock in at No. 4 with 87,000 units (73,000 in pure album sales). It’s the third consecutive top 10 album for Miller, who previously reached No. 1 in 2011 with Blue Slide Park and No. 3 in 2013 with Watching Movies With the Sound Off. David Gilmour earns his highest charting solo album ever, as Rattle That Lock enters at No. 5 with 71,000 units (70,000 in pure album sales). The Pink Floyd member’s earlier high-water mark came in 2006 with On an Island, which debuted and peaked at No. 6. Rock band Shinedown debuts at No. 6 with its latest effort, Threat to Survival (65,000 units; 61,000 in sales). It’s the group’s third top 10, and first chart entry since 2012’s Amaryllis debuted and peaked at No. 4. Ryan Adams’ interpretation of Taylor Swift’s 1989 album bows at No. 7 with 56,000 units (49,000 in album sales). It’s the fourth top 10 for Adams, who previously visited the top 10 with his self-titled album in 2014 (No. 4), Ashes & Fire in 2011 (No. 7) and Easy Tiger in 2007 (No. 7). Right behind Adams’ new 1989 is the album that inspired it: Taylor Swift’s 1989. The latter descends from No. 5 to No. 8 with 42,000 units (down 4 percent). Luke Bryan’s former No. 1, Kill the Lights, falls 6-9 with 37,000 (down less than 1 percent). Closing out the top 10 is hip-hop artist Andy Mineo, who scores his first top 10 with the bow of Uncomfortable at No. 10 (35,000 units; 32,000 in pure album sales — his best sales week ever). Mineo also enters at No. 1 on the Top Christian Albums chart and at No. 3 on the Rap Albums chart. The Weeknd remains atop the Billboard Hot 100, as "The Hills" spends a second week at No. 1 and becomes the best-selling and most-heard song in the U.S. "Hills," released on XO/Republic Records, stays at the Hot 100's pinnacle thanks in part to its coronation on the Digital Songs and Radio Songs charts. On Digital Songs (2-1), the track gains by 7 percent to 110,000 downloads sold in the week ending Sept. 24, according to Nielsen Music. It becomes The Weeknd's second Digital Songs No. 1, following "Can't Feel My Face," which led the list for three weeks. "Hills" also lifts 3-1 on Radio Songs (130 million in audience, up 14 percent), dethroning "Face" (1-2; 129.7 million, down 7 percent). The Weeknd notches his third Radio Songs No. 1, following "Face" and "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)," both also in 2015. No act had tallied three Radio Songs No. 1s in the same year since Katy Perry and Rihanna each posted three in 2011. No male had notched at least three in the same year since Usher tallied four in 2004. After a week atop Streaming Songs, "Hills" drops 1-2, although it gains by 5 percent to 19.3 million U.S. streams. "Hills" tallies a second week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Justin Bieber's "What Do You Mean?" remains at No. 2 on the Hot 100 after its No. 1 debut three weeks ago. The lead single from his Nov. 13 studio album falls 1-3 on Digital Songs (103,000 downloads sold, down 20 percent) and 2-3 on Streaming Songs (17.2 million, down 5 percent), while hitting the Radio Songs top 10 (11-8; 87 million, up 23 percent). Bieber notches his fourth Radio Songs top 10, following "As Long as You Love Me," featuring Big Sean (No. 2, 2012), "Beauty and a Beat," featuring Nicki Minaj (No. 4, 2013) and "Where Are U Now," by Skrillex and Diplo featuring Bieber (No. 9, August; it drops 19-24 on the Hot 100). "Mean" tops the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart for a fourth week (7.6 million, down 9 percent). The Weeknd's "Face" holds at No. 3 on the Hot 100. In addition to its 1-2 fall on Radio Songs, it drops 4-6 on Streaming Songs (13.4 million, down 9 percent) and 6-10 on Digital Songs (72,000, down 10 percent). It became his first Hot 100 No. 1, for three nonconsecutive weeks, with "Hills" having succeeded it at the summit last week. Drake dashes into the Hot 100's top five with "Hotline Bling" (9-4). His highest-charting hit since "Hold On, We're Going Home," featuring Majid Jordan (No. 4, 2013), "Bling" pushes 3-2 on Digital Songs (104,000, up 21 percent); 6-5 on Streaming Songs (14.1 million, up 15 percent), earning the Hot 100's top Digital Gainer honors for a third week; and 33-17 on Radio Songs (56 million, up 44 percent), tacking on the top Airplay Gainer award on the Hot 100. The track also rises 3-1 to crown Hot Rap Songs.  COMPLETE CHARTS

Years & Years
are a British-Australian electronica trio founded in London. The group consists of frontman and keyboardist Olly Alexander, bassist Mikey Goldsworthy and synth player Emre Turkmen. Years & Years' music has been described as electropop, mixing R&B and '90s house elements, with Flying Lotus, Diplo, Radiohead and Jai Paul being their core influences. The band formed in 2010, after Goldsworthy moved to the United Kingdom from Australia and met Turkmen online. Shortly afterwards, Alexander joined the band as lead vocalist after Goldsworthy heard him singing in the shower. The band was originally a five-piece group, with Noel Leeman and Olivier Subria. Leeman left the band in 2013. Years & Years' debut single "I Wish I Knew" was released in July 2012 on the label Good Bait, with the band performing as a five-piece group. In 2013 the group signed to French label Kitsuné Records as a three-piece and released their second single "Traps" in September 2013. In 2014 the group signed to Polydor Records and released the single "Take Shelter". The EP reached the number 1 spot on the iTunes UK Singles Electronic Chart. In January 2015, Years & Years won the prestigious BBC Sound of 2015. Years & Years were also nominated for the Critics Choice Award for the Brit Awards 2015. Their new single 'King' was released on March the 1st and became a number one smash in the British Singles Charts.   >> source: Wikipedia - click the picture to see the video

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
David Gilmour leads the album tally
Monday, September 28, 2015
by Alan Jones, London

There are five new entries to the Top 10 for the second week in a row - but there was never any doubt which album would emerge at No.1 this week. More than nine years after his first number one solo album On An Island, David Gilmour returns to pole position with follow-up, Rattle That Lock. Famously a former member of Pink Floyd - with whom he had six

number one albums, most recently The Endless River which consisted primarily of 1994 material but was released last November - Gilmour has released just four solo albums, reaching number 17 with his eponymous 1978 debut, number 21 with 1984's About Face and number one with the last two. Rattle That Lock sold 48,075 copies (including 296 from streams) last week, far surpassing anything else in the market, although falling way short of On An Island's 2006 opening tally of 83,060 sales. Gilmour is now the second oldest male solo artist to have a number one studio album, trailing Bob Dylan, who was 73 years and nine months old when he topped the chart in February, with covers album Shadows In The Night. 69 years and six months old, Gilmour takes the prize for being the oldest to do so with self-penned songs (he wrote all of the tunes but none of the lyrics on Rattle That Lock) and becomes the oldest British male to have a number one, replacing Rod Stewart, who was 68 years and four months old

when he topped with Time in 2013. Despite turning 70 next March, Gilmour is only the third oldest artist to have a new Top 10 album this week - Cliff Richard and Keith Richards are already septuagenarians, and are also in the top tier. Gilmour's achievement denies Lana Del Rey the opportunity of bagging her third straight number one debut. The famously gloomy singer / songwriter hit the ground running when Born To Die debuted at number one on sales of 116,745 copies in February 2012, but that tally was more than halved to 48,028 whem second album Ultraviolence debuted at number one in June 2014, and is almost halved again, with latest effort, Honeymoon, selling 28,391 copies to debut at number two. Its initial showing is impacted by the modest impact of introductory

single High By The Beach, which reached number 60 on the singles chart, and only number 165 on the radio airplay chart. Its title both anticipating his upcoming (14 October) birthday and succinctly specifying its contents, Cliff Richard's new compilation 75 At 75 debuts at number four (16,131 sales). Spanning 1958 to the present day (Golden is a new recording), it is his first charted album since 2013 - when his 47th studio album The Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll Songbook reached number seven - his 66th Top 75 entry, and his 41st Top 10 album. Pairing Canadian rapper Drake and American rapper Future, What A Time To Be Alive debuts at number six (12,038 sales). Initially an Apple exclusive and not available physically on its first week on the chart, it contains 11 tracks - one solo apiece and nine collaborations between the North American hip-hop stars - and provides Drake with his fifth Top 10 in all, and his second of the year. Early sales projections suggest it will be number one in both The USA and Canada next week. A charter member of The Rolling Stones, who delivered their 22nd and most recent studio album A Bigger Bang a little over 10 years ago, Keith Richard has always been a little more reticent in releasing solo albums, and prior efforts Talk is Cheap (1988) and Main Offender (1992) haven't really set the chart alight, with respective peaks of number 37 and number 45. However, with Radio Two airing first single Trouble upwards of 50 times already, the 71 year old's third album Crosseyed Heart debuts at number seven (11,302 sales). Including Rolling Stones releases, it is his 51st chart album. Its debut comes 15 weeks after the releases of deluxe and super deluxe editions saw The Rolling Stones' classic 1971 album Exile On Main Street return to the Top 10. Four of Stereophonics' five previous number one albums were dethroned after a single week reign - and Keep The Village Alive follows suit, dipping 1-5 (12,362 sales). Elsewhere in the Top 10: Jess Glynne's I Cry When I Laugh climbs 4-3 (16,262 sales), Ed Sheeran's X recovers 10-8 (10,365 sales), Bring Me The Horizon's That's The Spirit slides 2-9 (9,073 sales) and James Bay's Chaos And The Calm rallies 13-10 (8,128 sales). Overall album sales are down 1.60% week-on-week at 1,539,541. Streaming accounted for 456,256 sales - 29.64% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 4.10% week-on-week at 1,083,285 - 17.72% below same week 2014 sales of 1,316,550. No.1 for the third time in four weeks and the second week in a row, Justin Bieber's What Do You Mean? registered a further 60,782 sales last week, of which 32,374 were from streams. With streams, it was the lowest sale for a number one single for four weeks - but without streams it had the lowest sale for a number one since Coldplay's Viva La Vida was number one on sales of 23,212 copies in June 2008 - 379 weeks ago. However, nothing else deserved to be number one - it had both the highest paid-for sales and the highest streaming totals, having reasserted its superiority in the former category over Sigala's Easy Love, which remains at number two but is losing touch, with combined sales last week of 41,426. Adam Levine scores his 11th Top 10 hit (eight of them fronting Maroon 5) and fraternal duo R. City (Theron and Timothy Thomas) their first with their collaboration Locked Away, which sprints 16-3 (37,148 sales) this week. It thus surpasses the number seven peak of The Captain & Tennille's 1980 number seven hit Do That To Me One More Time. on which its melody is loosely based. Number 165 last week on streams alone, Ellie Goulding's On My Mind - the first single from her upcoming third album, Delirium - dashes to number seven (30,965 sales) to become her 10th Top 10 hit. Jumping 11-9 (28,361 sales), Do It Again is Pia Mia's first hit but provides collaborators Chris Brown and Tyga with their 15th and third Top 10 hits respectively. Brown's tally includes solo tracks and collaborations with many others, while Tyga's have all come in association with Brown. Completing the Top 10, How Deep is Your Love (3-4, 36,695 sales) by Calvin Harris + Disciples, Can't Feel My Face (5-5, 33,147 sales) by The Weeknd, Don't Be So Hard On Yourself (4-6, 30,992 sales) by Jess Glynne, Fight Song (6-8, 28,983 sales) by Rachel Platten and Peanut Butter Jelly (8-10, 27,466 sales) by Galantis. Overall singles sales are up 1.87% week-on-week at 6,987,963. Streams accounted for a record 5,084,206 sales - 72.76% of the total. Having dipped below the 2m mark last week, paid-for sales are down a further 3.49% week-on-week at 1,903,757 - their lowest level since they were 1,851,452 seven years ago last week. They are 25.15% below same week 2014 sales of 2,543,219 and have declined versus a year previous for 111 weeks in a row.  COMPLETE CHARTS

Oricon Album Chart
No.1  '10th Anniversary Best' AAA

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Media Control Track Chart
No.1  'Astronaut' Sido feat. Andreas Bourani

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