'Cheerleader' tops a third week
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
After Hey! Say! Jump a
fortnight ago and Kis-My-Ft2 last week, a third Japanese act in a row
reigns the Global Album Chart. The pop / new wave / R&B band Dreams
Come True released their seventh compilation, 'The Best! Watashi No
Dorikamu' found 344.000 buyers in its initial week, according to
Oricon. It's the only album this week with more than 100.000 sales
globally. On the vice-position arrive the British newcomer Years &
Years. Driven by the hits 'King' (was no.18 in May) and 'Shine' (this
week new at no.35), their debut album 'Communion' moves at no.2 with
92.000 sales. On the next place follows Tyrese Darnell Gibson. The
Grammy-nominated R&B singer is also songwriter, actor, author,
television producer, fashion model and MTV VJ... an allround-talent.
He's seventh studio album 'Black Rose' tops the current US-Billboard
Charts with 83.200 pure sales and starts at no.3 globally. Koichi
Domoto, one half of Japanese pop duo Kinki Kids, bows at no.4 with his
fourth solo studio album
'Spiral' and 71.000 sales,
according to Oricon. Fifth highest debut of the week comes from the
Berlin based rap band K.I.Z., the new effort 'Hurra Die Welt Geht
Unter' is their first no.1 in Germany and Switzerland. On the global
hitlist it placed at no.6 with 63.000 sales. Three all-time classics
re-enter the Top 40. Fleetwood Mac's 'The Very Best Of' compilation
from 2002 jumps at no.30 with 20.000 sales. The band's biggest success
was the album 'Rumours' from 1977. It sold around 33 million copies to
date and holds no.11 on the
ALL TIME CHART.
Exactly one place behind at no.12 with also nearly 33 million sales so
far ranks the legendary 'Legend' album
by Bob Marley & The Wailers. From time to time the reggae classic find
it way back to the Global Top 40. Last year in the week 38 for example
it reached no.11 with 47.000 sales in a lonely week, on the current
tally it turns back at no.38 with 16.000 sales. Finally 'Back To
Black' by Amy Winehouse is back on the hitlist. Driven by a new
documentary about her life, the album jumps at no.36 with another
17.000 sales, a total of 14 million since its release 2007. Some
additional sales stats: 'Rebel Heart' by Madonna sold 6.000 copies
last week and reaches a total of 773.000 so far, 'Four' by One
Direction sold also 6.000 units last week, 2.775.000 so far, 'Smoke +
Mirrors' by Imagine Dragons sold 13.000 units last week and has a
total of 857.000 copies so far, 'V' by Maroon 5 sold 2.005.000 copies
so far, 'X' by Ed Sheeran 6.261.000, and '1989' by Taylor Swift
COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART
There's a new feature on our
It's a list with all number one songs of the United World Chart in a
chronological order with song-credits and many interesting facts about
each tune. The feature is under construction, for the moment there's a
test run with the no.1 smashes of the time between 2010 and 2015. In
the next months the site will be expanded to the full 60 years of our
chart-history. On the current hitlist Felix Jaehn's
remix of 'Cheerleader' by Jamaican singer Omi reigns a third
consecutive week with 326.000 points. 'Lean On' by Major Lazer feat. Mø & DJ Snake
remains on the vice position with 249.000 points. 'Can't Feel My Face'
by The Weeknd reaches a new peak at no.3 with 246.000 points. The only
big change in the Top 10 is the new smash by Japanese pop / dance /
electronic / R&B formation Sandaime J Soul Brothers. 'Summer Madness'
shoots at no.6 with 198.000 points.
Outside our weekly Top 40
waiting among other Feder feat. Lyse's 'Goodbye' at no.52,
Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias' 'El Perdón' at no.54 and David Zowie's
'House Every Weekend' at no.55 for their first
appearance on the big list.
COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART
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
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of that tune
Tyrese scores his first no.1 album on Billboard 200 chart
Thuesday, July 21, 2015
by Keith Caulfield, Los Angeles
Nearly 17 years after Tyrese made his Billboard chart debut, the singer/actor
achieves his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with the arrival of Black
Rose. The set blooms at No. 1 on the
chart dated Aug. 1 with 86,000
units earned in the week ending July 16, according to Nielsen Music. Black Rose
was released July 10 on Tyrese's own Voltron Recordz label, through Capitol
Music Group's independent services division Caroline.
The latest chart is the first Billboard 200 to use Nielsen Music's new tracking
week that runs Friday through Thursday. Previously, the week ran Monday through
Sunday. The change was made due to the music industry deciding to release new
albums on Friday each week, instead of the traditional Tuesday.
Tyrese arrived on Billboard's charts on the Aug. 8, 1998-dated R&B/Hip-Hop
Airplay chart with "Nobody Else." It was the first of so far 20 hits on the
tally for the entertainer, who is currently on the list with the Black Rose cut
"Shame." (It rose 17-13 on the most recently published chart, dated July 25.)
Black Rose also surpasses the first-week sales of Tyrese's last album, 2011's
Open Invitation. The new album launches with 83,000 in pure album sales,
the 76,000 start of 2011's Open
Invitation (which bowed at No. 9).
Black Rose is Tyrese's sixth album and third to reach the top 10. He also hit
the region with 2001's 2000 Watts (which debuted and peaked at No. 10).
Tyrese also co-stars in 2015's highest-grossing film globally, Furious 7, which
has earned $1.5 billion at the box office, according to Box Office Mojo. It's
also the fourth highest-grossing film ever, worldwide. Furious 7's soundtrack
spent a week at No. 1 on the Billboard, dated April 25. (Tyrese, however, did
not appear on that album.)
Back on the new Billboard 200, Meek Mill's Dreams Worth More Than Money slips to
No. 2 after two frames atop the list. It moves 63,000 units. Taylor Swift's 1989
dips 2-3 with 62,000 units (down 11 percent). This is the album's 38th
consecutive week in the top 10 -- its entire chart run.
The Kidz Bop Kids bow at No. 4 with Kidz Bop 29, shifting 43,000 units. All of
the numbered Kidz Bop albums since Kidz Bop 18 have debuted in the top 10. In
total, the brand has racked up 22 top 10 efforts. The new collection features
kid-friendly (and kid-sung) covers of contemporary pop hits like Swift's "Style"
and Wiz Khalifa's Furious 7 smash "See You Again."
Ed Sheeran's X descends 4-5 with 40,000 units (down 32 percent). The former No.
1 album is currently in its ninth straight frame in the top 10, and has never
been outside of the top 30 in its 56 weeks on the list.
Sam Hunt's Montevallo moves 5-6 (just over 34,000 units, down 22 percent).
Pop/rock band R5 debuts at No. 7 with its second full-length album, Sometime
Last Night (34,000 units). It's the highest-charting set so far for the group,
which previously hit the chart with Loud (EP) (No. 69 in 2013), Louder (No. 24
in 2013) and Heart Made Up On You (EP) (No. 36 in 2014). The quintet comprises
four siblings (Riker, Rocky, Ross and Rydel Lynch) along with drummer Ellington
Ratliff. Ross Lynch co-stars on Disney Channel's Austin & Ally series and its
Teen Beach TV movies.
Two Austin & Ally soundtracks, filled with Ross Lynch-sung tunes, have charted
on the Billboard 200. In addition, both Teen Beach soundtracks -- again,
boasting lots of Lynch tunes -- have reached the top 10. The first, Teen Beach
Movie, hit No. 3 in 2013. Its sequel, Teen Beach 2, reached No. 10 earlier in
Rounding out the top 10 is Meghan Trainor's Title (11-8 with 26,000 units, down
26 percent), Maroon 5's V (10-9 with just over 22,000; down 39 percent) and Sam
Smith's In the Lonely Hour (14-10 with 22,000; down 28 percent). Over on the
Billboard Hot 100
OMI's "Cheerleader" leads for a second week. The
reggae/pop song fends off The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face," which pushes to No.
2. Hot 100 Music Festival headliner The Weeknd additionally reaches the top 10
with his other current single, "The Hills".
"Cheerleader," released on Louder Than Life/Ultra/Columbia, rules the Hot 100
with a fairly equal split in chart points from streaming, sales and airplay (in
that order). It spends a third week at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart with
172,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music. The song declines by 38
percent in sales, but nearly all songs' sales are down significantly, as the
current chart's tracking week for sales covers seven days (July 10-16) after the
previous period encompassed a one-time-only 11-day period (ending July 9); the
previous tracking span acted a transition stretch due to the switch to the
enactment of the new global street date.
On Streaming Songs (which sports a more apples-to-apples comparison of seven
days vs. the prior seven days), "Cheerleader" holds at No. 3 with 13.7 million
U.S. streams (down 5 percent). On Radio Songs (also covering seven days compared
to seven days), "Cheerleader" lifts 6-5 (122 million in audience, up 12
Directly below "Cheerleader," The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face" pushes 3-2,
becoming his highest-ranking Hot 100 hit so far. "Earned It (Fifty Shades of
Grey)" reached No. 3 in May. "Face" claims the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer
award for a fifth consecutive week, climbing 5-4 on Radio Songs (128 million, up
16 percent) and holds at No. 2 on Digital Songs (161,000, down 20 percent) and
No. 6 on Streaming Songs (10.7 million, up 10 percent). It logs a second week at
No. 1 on the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (6.2 million
on-demand U.S. streams, up 8 percent).
Rounding out the Hot 100's top three, Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again," featuring
Charlie Puth, drops 2-3. The smash from the film Furious 7 spent 12 weeks at No.
1, tying for the longest stay atop the Hot 100 ever for a rap hit (defined as a
title that has appeared on Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart); the Black Eyed
Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" (2009) and Eminem's "Lose Yourself" (2002-03) also each
lead for 12 weeks.
By the way … happy birthday, Hot 100! The chart turns 57 years old, having
launched with the list dated Aug. 4, 1958. Ricky Nelson's "Poor Little Fool" was
the first leader. "Cheerleader" is No. 1 number 1,044.
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
Music Week Report
Years & Years tops the album tally
Monday, July 20, 2015
by Alan Jones, London
A week after narrowly failing to secure their second number one single,
Years & Years debut emphatically atop the album chart with their
first long player, Communion. The inaugural champion of the first full
Friday-Thursday chart week - introduced to tie-in with the new global
release day - Communion sold 55,592 copies (including 3,225 from
streams) in the
survey period, more than three
times as many copies as Ed Sheeran's X, which dips 1-2 on sales of 16,751
Communion houses Years & Years' number 22 single Desire, number one hit King and
latest smash Shine (number two). It actually showed up in the Top 200 a
fortnight ago at number 177 on streams alone. Indeed, it was available for
streaming for 16 weeks, accumulating 6,726 'sales' from that source before being
made available physically and for download. Comprising UK-born singer/keyboard
player Olly Alexander and bassist Mikey Goldsworthy plus Dutch-born
keyboards player Emre Turkman, who identifies as Turkish, Years & Years
are the latest in an impressive succession of acts to achieve wider
acclaim after winning the BBC's prestigious Sound Of... award. The BBC
instituted the poll in 2003, and Years & Years is the eighth winner (of
13) to go all the way to number one with their debut release, emulating
Keane, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mika, Adele, Ellie Goulding, Haim and Sam
Smith. Every winner
of the Sound Of... award has
reached the top five with their first album.
Despite losing leadership of the chart, Sheeran's X's sales were helped by the
fact he completed a three night residency at Wembley Arena last Sunday (12th).
His 2011 debut album + also benefitted and continues to climb, moving 17-9
(4,900 sales) to achieve its highest position since it leapt 50-9 when reduced
to 99p at Google Play immediately prior to the release of X 55 weeks ago. Their
triumphant UK tour ended in Glasgow more than 24 hours before the latest
chart week started, but Fleetwood Mac's compilation The Very Best Of
takes another upwards lurch, climbing 14-7 (7,031 sales) to achieve only
its fifth week in the Top 10, although it has spent 404 weeks - nearly
eight years - in the Top 200.
The album debuted at number seven in 2002, peaked at number six in
2009 and most recently reached number 10 just four weeks ago.
Discounted to £2.99 by Google Play, George Ezra's Wanted On Voyage returns to
the Top 10 after a break of 10 weeks, climbing 13-10 (4,850 sales).
Elsewhere in the Top 10, James Bay's Chaos And The Calm climbs 4-3 (14,940
sales), Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour improves 7-4 (10,407 sales), Taylor
Swift's 1989 holds at number five (10,281 sales), Lionel Richie & The
Commodores' The Definitive Collection dips 3-6 (8,827 sales) and Florence + The
Machine's How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful recedes 6-8 (6,515 sales).
With sales for a full seven day tracking week following the previous abbreviated
(five day week) needed to align the charts with new release Friday, and a full
week of streaming sales from Spotify - data for Wednesday was missing but the
figures were upweighted - notional album sales of 1,647,448 are up 99.13%
week-on-week. Streaming data from Apple was also missing for one day (Thursday)
but their data was also upweighted to compensate. Overall, streaming accounted
for 434,414 sales - 26.37% of the total.
It required a little Black Magic, but X Factor Season Eight winners Little Mix
finally conjured up their third number one hit this week, having previously
topped with their 2011 coronation single Cannonball and 2012 follow-up Wings.
Black Magic is the first single from Little Mix's upcoming third album, Get
Weird, and won the battle for chart honours very comfortably, selling 112,684
copies (including 11,938 from streams) - 67.37% more than Years & Years' Shine,
which remains at number two (67,325 sales).
Black Magic is the 38th number one by an act or a combination of acts who came
to fame on The X Factor - and the only ones with more number ones than Little
Mix are JLS with six (include Wishing On A Star which credits The X Factor
Finalists 2011 feat. JLS and One Direction), Olly Murs with four and One
Direction with four (three on their own plus the aforementioned Wishing On A
Number two in early sales flashes, Show Me Love is an electronic dance remake of
Robin S's 1993 number six hit (as opposed to Robyn's 1998 number eight hit) by
Dutch DJ Sam Feldt with a vocal from Londoner Kimberly Anne, and ends up
debuting at number four (60,663 sales).
After peaking at number 41 three weeks ago, Avicii's Waiting For Love is now
fully released and charges back into the Top 200 at number six (51,592 sales) to
become the Swedish DJ's eighth Top 10 hit.
David Zowie's House Every Weekend dashed 52-1 last week but now slips to number
five, even though - with full streaming data available or compensated for - it
actually increases sales week-on-week to 57,040.Elsewhere in the Top 10, Lost Frequencies' Are You With Me rallies 4-3 (65,719
sales), Tinie Tempah's Not Letting Go (feat. Jess Glynne) ebbs 5-7 (47,368
sales), Walk The Moon's Shut Up & Dance falls 6-8 (41,693 sales), OMI's
Cheerleader bounces 12-9 (41,490 sales) and Fifth Harmony's Worth It (feat. Kid
Ink) dives 3-10 (41,182 sales). With collection of streaming data back to
normal, every song in the Top 10 aside from Fifth Harmony's Worth It increased
notional sales - indeed, the only other song in the Top 75 to suffer a
week-on-week dip was The Wanted's Nathan Sykes' solo debut Kiss Me Quick which
dives 14-58 with sales off 49.30% at 7,633.
With a full week of paid-for sales and (actual and upweighted) streaming,
overall singles sales are notionally up 224.15% at 7,251,625. Streams accounted
for 4,771,695 sales - 65.80% of the total. Paid-for sales of 2,479,930 are up
42.36% over the previous (five day) week, but are 5.30% below same week 2014
sales of 2,618,735 - the 101st week in a row they have declined versus a year
Oricon Singles Chart
No.1 'Summer Madness' J Soul Brothers
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Media Control Album Chart
'Hurra Die Welt Geht Unter'
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