Global Chart Report
First no.1 hit from Norway since 29 years!
Friday, August 15, 2014
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
After the sensational success of the 'Frozen'
score, it seems we have another big soundtrack this year. In its
second week on the tally 'Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol.1'
shoots from no.7 to no.1 on the Global Album Chart with healthy
144.000 copies sold. It's the only album this week with more than
100.000 sales. 'Guardians' jumps also at no.1 in the USA and Canada,
at no.2 on the British compilation list and at no.7 in Australia. This
week's highest debut comes from the new seven-member J-pop boy group
Johnny West. Their first album 'Go West, Yoi Don!' bows at no.1 Japan
and at no.4 globally with 83.000 initial sales, according to Oricon.
Last week's two big new-entries by the rock veterans Eric Clapton and
Tom Petty falling very different. The latter throws down from no.1 to
no.10 with his 'Hypnotic Eye' after a 69% sales loss to 56.000. Eric
Clapton's 'The Breeze: An Appreciation Of JJ Cale' loses only one slot
at no.3 and only 38% in sales to 84.000. Ed Sheeran's 'X' climbs back
at the vice position,
despite a 2% sales decrease to 91.000 copies, a
total of 1,32 million after seven weeks on the tally. The 'Frozen'
soundtrack holds tight at no.5 with another 75.000 sales, a 13%
decline compared to the previous week and a total of 5,79 million
after 37 weeks on the hitlist. Other notable debuts this week come
from American hard rock band Godsmack with their new effort '1000 HP'
(no.7 / 63.000 sales), American alternative band Spoon with 'They Want
My Soul' (no.12 / 42.000 sales), and Australian brother-sister
folk-blues group Angus & Julia Stone with their self-titled album
(no.15 / 32.000 sales).
Some additional sales stats: 'Love in The Future' by John Legend sold
last week and reaches a total of 1,04 million so far, 'Turn Blue' by The
Black Keys sold 12.000
units last week, 720.000 so far,
'Midnight Memories' by One Direction sold 15.000 units last week and has
a total of 4,08 million units so far, Shakira's self-titled album sold
672.000 copies so far, 'Yours Truly'
by Ariana Grande 650.000 and
'Britney Jean' by
Britney Spears 570.000.
COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART
16 months after the release in its native country, 'Am I Wrong' by the
Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz tops finally the Global Track Chart.
Driven by the massive first-week sales from United Kingdom, the tune
jumps from no.3 to no.1 on the current hitlist and grows up 29% in
points to 285.000. It's the first global no.1 by a Norwegian act since
A-ha's 'Take On Me' topped the list for six weeks nearly 29 years ago,
in the autumn 1985. 'Am I Wrong' ends the two-week reign of 'Rude' by
Magic!, which ranks now at no.2 and shrinks a minor 1% in points to
268.000 points. Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' slides one place at no.3
(down 3% to 248.000 points). 20 year-old singer-songwriter, musician
and producer Maghan Trainor from Massachusetts is the big new star!
Her smash 'All About That Bass' runs with giant steps straight to the
top. This week it shoots from no.12 to no.4 after a 35% points boost
to 201.000. Rounds out the top five is Maroon 5's 'Maps' with 197.000
points. 'Eight Ranger' is a Japanese film from 2012, starring the
members of the boy group Kanjani 8. The follow-up, 'Eight Ranger 2',
was released last month. A song from this movie, simply titled as
'ER2', is this week's highest new entry on the global chart at no.18
with 136.000 points. It jumps also atop the Oricon Chart after massive
208.000 singles sales. Also new are 'Anaconda' by Nicki Minaj at no.21
with 116.000 points and 'Body Language' by San E feat. Bumkey at no.34
with 83.000 points.
Outside the Top 40 waiting among
other Becky G's 'Shower' at no.43, Lady Antebellum's 'Bartender' at
no.50 and Dierks Bentley's Drunk On A
Plane' at no.53 for their first appearance on the big list.
COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART
It was the first successful track of the glamorous Disco-era:
'Rock Your Baby' by George McCrae. The song was written
and produced by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch of the KC
& The Sunshine Band. Originally the vocals should be added by
soul-singer Gwen McCrae. Accidentally her husband George
visited the studio during the recordings and suddenly he was
behind the microphone... a magnificent moment of the pop
history! 'Rock Your Baby' became a massive international hit,
reached the no.1 in almost all countries around the globe. On
the global chart the track occupied the no.1 spot for
sensational 16 weeks! On the year-end chart 1974 it achieved
no.2, short behind Terry Jacks' 'Seasons In The
Sun'. And on the
ALL TIME CHART
'Rock Your Baby' ranks at no.49 with impressive 10.287.000 points,
only eight other songs of the Seventies had more global success. By
the way, 'Rock Your Baby' inspired the drum part in the ABBA smash
'Dancing Queen'. George McCrae, now 68 years old, is a typical one-hit
wonder. Nevertheless he released 15 albums, the latest, 'Time For A
Change', was released in 2009 without appreciable success.
GLOBAL CHART - 40 YEARS AGO
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'Guardians Of The Galaxy' hits No.1 on Billboard 200
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
by Keith Caulfield, Los Angeles
The Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack rises to No. 1 on the Billboard 200,
becoming the second chart-topping soundtrack of 2014. The blockbuster film's
set, subtitled Awesome Mix Vol. 1,
sold 109,000 copies in
the week ending Aug. 10 (up 83 percent), according to Nielsen SoundScan. It
debuted a week ago at No. 3 with 60,000.
The 12-song multi-artist collection follows Frozen as the second soundtrack to
top the chartthis year. Both albums were released by the Disney Music Group.
(The company's Hollywood Records issued Guardians of the Galaxy while Walt
Disney Records released Frozen.)
2014 is the first year since 2009 where multiple theatrical film soundtracks
reached No. 1. Three movie sets topped the list in 2009: Hannah Montana: The
Movie, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and Michael Jackson's This Is It.
Guardians of the Galaxy is an especially notable No. 1 album because it is the
first No. 1 soundtrack where the whole album is composed of previously released
songs. All of its tunes were released between the late 1960s and late 1970s, and
most were chart hits on the Billboard Hot 100. The album and its music play an
important role in the movie: They are all on a mixtape in the
main character's Walkman, which was
given to him by his late mother. (All but one of the soundtrack album's dozen
songs are heard in the film, too.)
As for the rest of the top 10, the Now 51 compilation enters at No. 2 with
94,000, giving the long-running Now That's What I Call Music! franchise its 57th
top 10 album. All 51 of the titles in the main series have hit the top 10, while
an additional six Now-branded titles (like Now That's What I Call Christmas! )
have reached the top 10. Godsmack starts at No. 3 with its newest album, 1000HP,
selling 58,000. It's the band’s first full-length studio album to not enter at
No. 1 since 2000's Awake debuted and peaked at No. 5. Following that project,
the act notched three straight chart-toppers with the studio efforts Faceless
(2003), IV (2006)
The Oracle (2010). The band also nabbed a top 10 EP in that span of time with
The Other Side (No. 5) in 2004.
Another rock band, Spoon, rounds out the new arrivals in the top four, as its
latest, They Want My Soul, bows at No. 4 with 39,000. It's the third top 10 for
the group, which previously visited the region with 2010's Transference (No. 4)
and 2007's Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (No. 10).
Last week's No. 1 album, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' Hypnotic Eye, falls to
No. 6 in its second week with 34,000 (down 74 percent). It's right behind 5
Seconds of Summer's self-titled set, which falls 4-5 with 36,000 (down 35
percent). Eric Clapton & Friends' all-star tribute album, The Breeze: An
Appreciation of JJ Cale, descends 2-7 with 29,000 (down 52 percent). The Frozen
soundtrack shifts 6-8 (28,000, down 15 percent), and Sam Smith's In the Lonely
Hour moves 7-9 (27,000, down 10 percent).
New U.K. pop band The Vamps arrive at No. 10 with debut EP Somebody to You. The
quartet's effort sells 20,000 and is the fifth EP to debut in the top 10 this
year. A year ago at this point, no EPs had arrived in the top 10. Just last week
Shawn Mendes' self-titled EP arrived at No. 5. It falls to No. 32 in its second
Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending Aug. 10) totaled 4.27
million units, down 1 percent compared with the sum last week (4.33 million) and
down 9 percent compared with the comparable sales week of 2013 (4.7 million).
Year-to-date album sales stand at 146.4 million, down 14 percent compared with
the same total at this point last year (171 million).
Over on the Digital Songs chart, a new No. 1 is crowned, as Meghan Trainor's
"All About That Bass" rises 2-1 with 197,000 downloads sold (up 17 percent).
Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj's "Bang Bang" drops 1-2 in its second
week, selling 141,000 (down 39 percent).
Minaj makes a second appearance in the top three, as her new solo single,
"Anaconda," bows at No. 3 with 141,000. She is the first lead act to have two
concurrent songs in the top three of the chart since the Sept. 22, 2012 list.
That week, Taylor Swift led with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" at
No. 1 and "Ronan" at No. 2.
Smith's "Stay With Me" remains at No. 4 on the new Digital Songs chart with
123,000 (down 11 percent), Magic's "Rude" is also steady at No. 5 with 122,000
(down 8 percent), and Jason Aldean's "Burnin' It Down" is another stationary
track, sitting at No. 6 for another week (107,000; down 7 percent).
Iggy Azalea's "Black Widow," featuring Rita Ora, climbs 8-7 with 106,000 (up 6
percent), and Azalea's "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, slips 7-8 with 98,000
(down 8 percent). Maroon 5's "Maps" tumbles 3-9 with 97,000 (down 31 percent),
and Sia's "Chandelier" moves 9-10 with 91,000 (down 7 percent).
Digital track sales this past week totaled 20.2 million downloads, down 1
percent compared with last week (20.4 million) and down 8 percent stacked next
to the comparable week of 2013 (22.1 million). Year-to-date track sales are at
715.6 million, down 13 percent compared with the same total at this point last
year (820.2 million).
Magic! is a Canadian reggae fusion band, composed of
songwriter and record producer Nasri Atweh on lead vocals and Mark Pellizzer,
Alex Tanas and Ben Spivak. In 2013, they released their debut single, 'Rude'
from their debut album 'Don't Kill The Magic' released worldwide on July 1,
2014. All members of the band are originally from the Toronto area. The lead
singer of Magic!, Nasri, had been working with and writing songs for different
pop acts prior to the start of the band, mainly alongside Adam Messinger,
together known as The Messengers. He had met Mark Pelli in the studio and within
a week they had written the song 'Don't Judge Me' for Chris Brown. Nasri
described the chemistry between himself and Pelli as 'different than writing
chemistry, it was more artistic'. A few weeks later, while Mark played a reggae
tune on the guitar, Nasri suggested to start a band like 'modern-day Police'.
The debut single 'Rude' is a great international success now. >>
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Music Week Report
Nico & Vinz topping finally the british hitlist
Monday, August 11, 2014
by Alan Jones, London
Ownership of the singles chart
remains in foreign hands, passing from Canadian pop/reggae group Magic!
to Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz. A major hit over much of the
rest of the world is the past few months, Nico & Vinz's debut hit Am I
Wrong charted on streaming points alone and was previously making slow
progress, climbing 72-58-53-52. By jumping
places to reach the summit, it is the second biggest climber to pole
position in the history of the Top 75, being eclipsed only by the 73-1
jump that Pixie Lott's Boys & Girls made in 2009. A further 19 songs
have jumped to number one from positions outside the Top 75 but inside
the Top 200, with the biggest being Westlife's 200-1 leap with Mandy in
Am I Wrong sold 106,370 copies last week including 9,043 streaming
sales, and easily dethroned Magic!'s Rude which dips to number two on
sales of 73,993 copies. Although Norwegian songwriters regularly pen
British number one singles - the last was Ina Wroldsen, who wrote James
Arthur's Impossible with Icelandic partner Arnthor Birgissono - Nico
(Sereba) and Vincent (Dery) are the first Norwegian act to have a number
one single as artists here since A-ha topped with The Sun Always Shines
On TV in 1986. The only new release with enough clout to debut inside
the Top 20 is Love Runs Out, which dashes to a number three debut
(51,053 sales) for
OneRepublic. The track is one
of several new additions to the band's third album, Native, in a deluxe
edition which was released today (11th). It joins prior hits If I Lose
Myself (number eight) and Counting Stars (number one) on the album. The
original release of Native debuted at number 35 in April 2013, and
peaked at number 17 on its 29th week in the shops. It climbs 77-70
(1,343 sales) this week. Elsewhere in the Top 10: Cheryl Cole's Crazy
Stupid Love dips 2-4 (34,605 sales), George Ezra's Budapest climbs 6-5
(34,274 sales), Elle Henderson's Ghost fades 4-6 (34,051 sales), ZHU's
Faded falls 3-7 (31,585 sales), Ariana Grande's Problem (feat. Iggy
Azalea) slips 7-8 (29,667 sales), Charli XCX's Boom Clap declines 8-9
(27,582 sales) and Will.I.Am's It's My Birthday
ebbs 9-10 (25,523 sales).
Overall singles sales are down 1.72% week-on-week, at 5,254,746.
Streaming accounted for 2,597,880 sales - 49.44% of the total. Under
previously existing criteria where only paid-for purchases were
included, overall singles sales are down 4.16% week-on-week at 2,656,866
– 16.13% below same week 2013 sales of 3,167,976, and the 52nd
consecutive week in which they have declined versus a year ago.
Already the biggest selling artist album of 2014, Ed Sheeran's X extends
its stay atop the album chart while selling a further 29,741 copies -
the lowest tally for a number one for 17 weeks - to increase its overall
tally to 461,503.
At seven weeks, X's opening run at number one matches that of Robbie
Williams' November 2001 album Swing When You're Winning as the longest
of the 21st century for an album by a male soloist. The last album to
meet those qualifications and spend longer at number one at the start of
its career was Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best Of George Michael which
rattled off eight straight weeks at number one in 1998/9. That, of
course, was a compilation - the last male solo artist studio album to
have a longer opening run at number one than X and Swing When You're
Winning was Phil Collins' ...But Seriously which managed eight in a row
in 1989/90, before losing leadership of the chart - albeit temporarily -
to The Christians' Colour.
Sheeran's continued leadership of the chart means that, for the third
straight week, Blue Smoke/The Best Of Dolly Parton is number two.
Selling a further 16,665 copies last week, Parton's album has been in
the Top 10 (actually, the top seven) throughout its nine week chart
career, and has thus far sold 156,316 copies.
Charlie Simpson had three chart albums as a member of highly successful
pop quartet Busted and three more as the main man of alternative rock
band Fightstar before his first solo album, Young Pilgrim debuted and
peaked at number six (10,502 sales) three years ago next week. Follow-up
Long Road Home shows the 29 year old still has fans, debuting this week
at number 10 (5,521 sales).
Elsewhere in the Top 10: Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour climbs 4-3
(11,185 sales), Coldplay's Ghost Stories rallies 6-4 (8,086 sales),
George Ezra's Wanted On Voyage holds at number five (7,849 sales),
Paloma Faith's A Perfect Contradiction bounces 11-6 (6,937 sales), Ellie
Goulding's Halcyon advances 13-7 (5,942 sales), Paolo Nutini's Caustic
Love rises 10-8 (5,927 sales) and The Breeze falls 3-9 (5,697 sales) for
Overall album sales are down 6.71% week-on-week at 1,323,346 - 4.75%
below same week 2013 sales of 1,389,381.
Oricon Album Chart
No.1 Johnny West 'Go West, Yoi Don!'
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Media Control Track Chart
'Lovers On The Sun' David Guetta
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