'Can't Stop The Feeling' remains at no.1
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
Beyoncé's latest effort
'Lemonade' is still a very strong seller globally, in its fourth week
at retail the set moved another 171,000 units, enough for a return to
the summit of the Global Album Chart. With a total of 1,456,000 copies
so far, 'Lemonade' climbs to no.5 on the year-to-date chart. One place
higher on that list, ranks Drake's current album 'Views' with a total
of 1,506,000 copies after only three weeks. On this week's hitlist it
rises back to the vice-positon with 143,000 global sales. By the way,
you can see the complete
Top 20 of the year-to-date chart on our
FACEBOOK account. Best
selling albums of the year (so far) is still Adele's '25' with
3,146,000 copies in 2016. With the massive sales from last year the
set sold a total of 18,116,000, enough for a no.85 on the
ALL TIME CHART. Highest debut
on this week's tally is Meghan Trainor's second studio album 'Thank
You'. It opens at no.3 globally with 121,000 copies, 84,100 of it in
the USA alone, another nearly 10,000 in United Kingdom, 5,400 in
Australia and 5,200 in Canada.
Meghan Trainor's debut album
'Title', released in January 2015, sold 12,000 units this week and
ranks outside of the Top 40 at no.52. The Norwegian DJ, musician and
record producer Kygo published his first album: 'Cloud Nine' bows at
no.4 with 76,000 sales. Kygo became famous with the deep / tropical
house smash 'Firestone', which peaked at no.16 on the Global Track
Chart exactly one year ago. Rounds out this week's top five is
Radiohead's 'A Moon Shaped Pool'. Last week it ruled with 303,000
initial sales, in its second week it found another 71,000 buyers. Some
additional sales stats: '21' by Adele sold 13.000 copies last
week and reaches a total of 28,023,000 so far, 'Get Weird' by
Little Mix sold 8,000 units last week, 734,000 so
far, 'Metal Resistance' by Babymetal sold 7,000 units last week and
has a total of 256,000 units so far, 'Handwritten' by Shawn Mendes
sold 852,000 copies so far, 'Confident' by Demi Lovato 512,000, and
the 'Title' by Meghan Trainor 2,078,000.
COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART
'Can't Stop The Feeling' by Justin Timberlake
remains on the top position of the global tally for a second week. It
gets another 462,000 points, a 14% decline compared to the start week.
'One Dance' by Drake feat. Nigerian Afrobeat artist WizKid and British
singer Kyla sits tight at no.2 with healthy 425,000 points and 'This
Is What You Came For' by Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna is also unchanged
at no.3 with 275,000 points. Highest debut of the week is 'Shinken
Sunshine' by the nine-member Japanese idol group Hey! Say! Jump. It
arrived at no.10 with 183,000 points and it's the first Global Top 10
smash for the group. Another J-pop idol group, Morning Musume, succeed
an entry at on.21 with their 61st single release 'Utakata Saturday
Night!' and 100,000 points. The ballad 'I Hate U, I Love U' by
American singer Gnash and guest vocals by Olivia O'Brien, debuts at
no.38 with 67,000 points. Final new entry this week comes from 19
year-old French DJ and producer Kungs. His remix of the soul song
'This Girl' by the Australian band Cookin' On 3 Burners enters at
no.40 with 66,000 points. 'This Girl' was already a no.1 smash in
France. Outside the Top 40 waiting
among other Ruth B's 'Lost Boy' at no.41, Drake's 'Controlla' at
no.42, Walkure's 'Ichido Dakeno Koi Nara' at no.44, Cheat Codes & Kris Kross'
'Sex' at no.51, and
Dua Lipa's 'Be The One' at no.56 for their first
appearance on the big list.
COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART
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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
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Drake's 'View' is no.1 for a third week on Billboard 200
Thuesday, May 24, 2016
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
Drake’s Views stays
steady atop the Billboard 200 chart, as the album racks up a third
straight week at No. 1. Views earned another 239,000 equivalent album units
(down 24 percent) in the
ending May 19 in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.
Of that sum, 83,000 were in traditional album
sales (down 53 percent).
Views is the first album to spend three consecutive weeks at No. 1 since
January, when Adele’s 25 wrapped a seven-week run atop the list (of its 10 total
nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1).
Views scored another stellar week with streaming services, as the album’s tracks
earned 186.1 million streams. That’s up a big 32 percent compared to the
previous week (140.8 million). The jump is owed to how the album became widely
available to all streaming services on May 13, following two weeks of
exclusivity with Apple Music.
Views now owns the top three largest streaming weeks for an album: its debut
frame (245.1 million streams for its tracks), its third week (186.1 million) and
its second week (140.8 million). In fourth and fifth place on that list are the
debut weeks of of Beyonce’s Lemonade (115.2 million streams) and Justin Bieber’s
Purpose (100.4 million).
After only three weeks, Views has
accumulated 572 million streams for its tracks.
Speaking of Lemonade, the album stays put at No. 2 for another week, tallying
128,000 units for the week (down 37 percent), with another 92,000 copies sold (down 40 percent).
Lemonade was the week’s best selling album, and ranks at No. 1 on the Top Album
Coming in at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 is Meghan Trainor’s second full-length
album, Thank You, launching with 107,000 units
(84,000 in pure album sales). The set follows her Title debut, which
bowed at No. 1 in January of 2015 with 238,000 units and 195,000 copies sold.
The new album was led by the single “No,” which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard
Hot 100 and marked the singer / songwriter’s fourth top 10-charting hit. The
second single, “Me Too,” is gaining steam on top 40 radio, and may debut
on the new Pop Songs airplay chart dated June 4.
Thank You is Trainor’s third top 15-charting effort, following her Title EP
(which peaked at No. 15 in September of 2014) and the full-length Title.
Rock band Pierce the Veil claims its highest charting album ever, and best sales
week yet, as Misadventures bows at No. 4 with
54,000 units (50,000 in traditional album sales). The group’s previous
largest week came when its last album, 2012’s Collide With the Sky, launched at
No. 12 with 27,000 sold.
Rihanna’s Anti climbs 7-5 with just over 44,000
units (down 8 percent), Keith Urban’s Ripcord slips 4-6 with 44,000 units (down 59 percent) and
Prince’s The Very Best of Prince falls 5-7 with
42,000 units (down 46 percent).
Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book makes a sizzling streaming-only debut, as the
album bows at No. 8 with 38,000 units.
The independently released set’s tracks generated 57.3 million streams. Coloring
Book was released on May 13, exclusively via the Apple Music streaming service,
and marks the first album to chart on the Billboard 200 solely from streams.
The set will remain exclusive to Apple Music until May 27, with it becomes
available to other streaming services. There are no announced plans to release
the album for sale.
It’s worth noting that while Coloring Book is the first album to chart on the
list entirely from streams, Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo’s units are almost
entirely driven by streams. The album is currently in its seventh week on the
list, and in the latest tracking week, 99.93 percent of its units (21,000) were
generated by streams. The other .07 percent were album sales. The set sold a
handful of copies in the latest tracking frame, and hasn’t sold more than 1,000
copies in a week since its second chart week.
Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool descends 3-9 in its second week, earning
34,000 units (down 81 percent).
Jennifer Nettles’ second album, Playing With Fire, lights up at No. 10, debuting
with 33,000 units (31,000 in pure album sales).
The singer’s first solo effort, That Girl, debuted and peaked at No. 5 in 2014
with 54,000 sold in its first week.
Of course, Nettles is also part of the country act Sugarland, which has tallied
six charting albums -- four of which reached the top 10. And, of those top 10
sets, three hit No. 1: Love on the Inside, Live on the Inside, and The
Drake tallies a second nonconsecutive week atop the Billboard Hot 100 (dated
June 4) with "One Dance" (featuring WizKid and Kyla), which rebounds 2-1. The
song returns to the top after Justin Timberlake soared in at No. 1 last week
with "Can't Stop the Feeling!," which this week drops to No. 3.
"Dance," released on Young Money / Cash Money / Republic Records, earns a fifth week
atop the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs streaming chart with 30
million on-demand U.S. plays in the week ending May 19, according to Nielsen
Music. It keeps at No. 2 on the overall Streaming Songs chart (after leading the
list two weeks ago) with 32.8 million U.S. streams (up 5 percent). "Dance"
additionally holds at No. 2 on the Digital Songs sales chart (which it led for
two weeks) with 130,000 downloads sold (down 15 percent). On Radio Songs,
"Dance" lifts 5-2 (121 million in audience, up 18 percent).
Desiigner's former two-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Panda" remains at No. 2. It tops
Streaming Songs for a fifth total week, drawing 40.1 million domestic streams
(up 4 percent).
"Panda" is steady at No. 3 on Digital Songs (94,000, up 2 percent) and rises
14-12 on Radio Songs (69 million, up 8 percent).
Following its debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100, becoming just the 26th single to
start at the summit in the chart's history, Timberlake's "Can't Stop the
Feeling!" drops 1-3, although it spends a second week at No. 1 on Digital Songs
(204,000, down 46 percent). It rockets 9-4 on Radio Songs (109 million, up 32
percent) and dips 6-7 on Streaming Songs (15.4 million, down 1 percent).
"Feeling" is from the animated film Trolls, not due in theaters until Nov. 4; Timberlake voices a role,
joining stars including Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani and James Corden. Timberlake
also serves as an executive producer for the film's music, with the soundtrack
due in September. Timberlake's own next album, his first since 2013, could
arrive early next year, according to RCA Records. COMPLETE CHARTS
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Drake tops both charts again
Monday, May 23, 2016
by Alan Jones, London
Trailing to Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop The Feeling! - which was boosted by
the singer's appearance at The Eurovision Song Contest last Saturday - on
initial sales flashes, Drake's One Dance (feat. Wizkid & Kyla) fought back to
overhaul its rival and remain atop the singles chart on sales of 104,998 copies.
Nearly 200 singles have topped the chart in
the 2010s but One Dance is only the
second to rack up six straight weeks at the summit, emulating Mark Ronson's
Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars), which did so at the start of 2015.
Drake's victory comes despite the fact that Timberlake's single was way ahead on
paid-for sales, with a total of 67,277, compared to 29,501. But One Dance
remains a massive streaming hit, securing 75,497 sales from the activity in the
latest frame, while Timberlake's hit managed 31,705. Consequently, although top
on paid-for sales for the second time, Can't Stop The Feeling! has to settle for
becoming Timberlake's eighth No.2 hit (including one with 'N Sync), swapping
places with Calvin Harris & Rihanna's This Is What You Came For, which dips 2-3
Climbing for the sixth straight week since its debut at No.74, Brooklyn rapper
Desiigner - who turned 19 earlier this month - ventures into the Top 10, with
his first hit Panda jumping 12-7 (38,782 sales). Not content with having singles
in the top three, Drake scores his
seventh Top 10 hit and Rihanna
her 29th, as their Too Good collaboration speeds 23-8 (37,012 sales).
Elsewhere in the Top 10, Sia's Cheap Thrills (4-4, 54,553 sales), Mike Posner's
I Took A Pill In Ibiza (5-5, 45,382 sales) and Galantis' No Money (6-6, 44,921
sales) are static, while DNCE's Cake By The Ocean (7-9, 36,741 sales) and Fifth
Harmony's Work From Home (feat. Ty Dolla $ign, 8-10, 36,692 sales) decline.
Overall singles sales are down 0.30% week-on-week at 10,289,263. Streams
accounted for 8,321,462 sales, 80.88% of the total. Paid-for sales are up 2.34%
week-on-week at 1,967,801 - 19.15% below same week 2015 sales of 2,433,943 and
below same-week, previous-year sales for the 145th week in a row. No.1 on
singles and albums
simultaneously for the first
time a fortnight ago, Drake repeats the feat this week, with One Dance extending its singles chart
reign to six weeks, while Views returns to the album summit... but neither would
be No.1 on the old paid-for sales model.
Bringing to an end a run of seven consecutive weeks in which the No.1 album has
been a new entry, Views rebounds 4-1 on sales of 23,846 copies. That tally
includes a massive 53.43% (12,741 sales) contribution from streaming, and made
the difference between Drake and his predecessor at No.1 - Beyoncé - taking pole
position this week. Beyoncé’s Lemonade jumps 3-2 on sales of 23,085 copies, but
achieved only 1,459 of these from streaming. On the other side of the coin,
Lemonade racked up 21,626 paid-for sales, compared to Views’ 11,105.
Norwegian DJ and producer Kygo’s debut album, Cloud Nine, is the week’s highest
new entry, landing at No.3 (13,570 sales). Twenty-four-year-old Kygo is one of
the leading lights in the so-called ‘tropical house’ movement, and has racked up
four substantial Top 40 hits since the start of last year, three of which are on
Nearly 16 months after Meghan Trainor’s first album, Title, debuted and peaked
at No.1 on sales of 25,246 copies, follow-up Thank You opens at No.5 (11,061
sales). Title’s release came in the wake of the No.1 success of Trainor’s debut
smash All About That Bass and No.2 follow-up Lips Are Movin, whereas No - the
only single thus far lifted from Thank You - peaked at No.11 three weeks ago,
and now slips 21-25 (22,778 sales).
Still only available as a download, Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool dips 1-4
Elsewhere in the Top 10, Skepta’s Konnichiwa falls 2-6 (9,354 sales), The Very
Best Of Prince slips 6-7 (8,906 sales), Gregory Porter’s Take Me To The Alley
descends 5-8 (8,478 sales), Here You Are: The Best Of Billy Ocean ebbs 7-9
(8,059 sales) and Jess Glynne’s I Cry When I Laugh remains at No.10 (7,189
Overall album sales are down 6.35% week-on-week at 1,568,101. Streaming
accounted for 537,821 sales - 34.30% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are
down 9.96% week-on-week, at 1,030,280, 14.12% below same week 2015 sales of
1,199,679. COMPLETE CHARTS
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