'Girls Like You' still keeps the crown
Thursday, September 20, 2018
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
It was a tight race
this week between South Korean boy group Bangtan Boys, music legend
Paul McCartney and rap veteran Eminem. The latter won the race, he
reigns the Global Album Chart for a second week with the tenth studio
album 'Kamikaze'. The set moved another 259,000 equivalent sales, a
total of 892,000 after two weeks. Paul McCartney's 18th solo studio
album 'Egypt Station' follows shy behind with 247,000 sales. The
effort of the 76 year-old ex-Beatles started with 153,000 sales in the
United States (according to Nielsen Music / Billboard), 15,000 in
Japan and also in United Kingdom (according to Oricon, respectively to
OCC). Finally 'Love Yourself 轉 Answer' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) ranks at
no.3 this week with another healthy 236,000 sales in its fourth week
at retail. The album still leads the hitlist in Japan with 142,000
physical and digital sales (according to Oricon). After four weeks
'Love Yourself 轉 Answer' reaches a total of 1,531,000 sales globally.
And now, as every week, additional stats from outside the current Top
alphabetic order, the first figure means last week's sales, the
second figure the total sales: '1989' by Taylor Swift 8,000 /
10,711,000, '21' by Adele 8,000 / 29,256,000, '24k Magic' by Bruno
Mars 12,000 / 4,815,000, '25' by Adele 10,000 / 21,617,000, 'American
Teen' by Khalid 19,000 / 2,405,000, 'Beautiful Trauma' by Pink 11,000
/ 2,973,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 76,000 / 3,048,000, the 'Black Panther' soundtrack 14,000 / 1,562,000, 'Camila'
by Camila Cabello 17,000 / 1.462,000, 'Culture II' by Migos 19,000 /
1,630,000, 'Damn.' by Kendrick Lamar 18,000 / 4,816,000, 'Dangerous
Woman' by Ariana Grande 10,000 / 2,179,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran
54,000 / 12,844,000, 'Everything Is Love' The
Carters 13,000 / 607,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 34,000 /
3,642,000, the 'Fifty Shades Freed' soundtrack 4,000 / 689,000,
'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice WRLD 47,000 / 725,000,
'Helene Fischer' by Helene Fischer 9,000 / 1,437,000, 'Illuminate' by
Shawn Mendes 9,000 / 2,441,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith
12,000 / 7,743,000, 'KOD' by J.Cole 15,000 / 1,232,000, 'Liberation'
by Christina Aguilera 3,000 / 274,000, the 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go
Again' soundtrack 52,000 / 767,000, the 'Moana' soundtrack 11,000 /
2,978,000, 'More Life' by Drake 12,000 / 3,823,000, 'My Dear
Melancholy,' by the Weeknd 8,000 / 876,000, 'Pray For The Wicked' by
Panic! At The Disco 21,000 / 600,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber 6,000
/ 6,555,000, 'Queen' by Nicki Minaj 60,000 / 584,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion
56,000 / 1,992,000, 'Red Pill Blues' by Maroon 5 25,000 / 1,357,000,
'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 20,000 / 4,270,000, 'Revival' by Eminem
9,000 / 1,948,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes 28,000 / 1,074,000,
'Starboy' by The Weeknd 11,000 / 3,817,000, 'Staying At Tamara's' by
George Ezra 15,000 / 641,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 28,000 /
3,637,000, 'Tell Me You Love Me' by Demi Lovato 6,000 / 1,147,000,
'The Beautiful & Damned' by G-Eazy 7,000 / 902,000, 'The Greatest
Showman' soundtrack 53,000 / 4,401,000, 'The Now Now' by
the Gorillaz 6,000 / 332,000, 'The Thrill Of It All' by Sam Smith
11,000 / 2,479,000, 'Views' by Drake 13,000 / 4,498,000, 'Voicesnotes'
by Charlie Puth 11,000 / 479,000, 'X' by Ed Sheeran 20,000 / 11,175,000, 'Ye' by Kanye West
13,000 / 780,000, and 'Youngblood' by 5 Seconds Of Summer 20,000 /
GLOBAL ALBUM CHART
'Girls Like You' by Maroon 5 defends its top position of the Global
Track Chart for a fifth non-consecutive week. The song got another
286,000 points, 5% less than the week before. Drake's 'In My Feelings'
holds tight at no.2 with 244,000 points (down 15%). Highest debut of
the week is 'I Love It' by Kanye West & Lil Pump. The tune bows at
no.3 with 226,000 points and profits from a viral challenge, in which,
perhaps most prominently, James Corden, as well as fans of the song
have mimicked Kanye West & Lil Pimp's supersized boxy wardrobes worn
in the track's official video. Outside
the Top 40 waiting among other 'Be Alright' by Dean Lewis at no.41, 'High Hopes' by Panic! At The Disco at
no.42, 'Don't Leave Me Alone' by David Guetta feat. Anne-Marie at
no.46, and 'Te Bote' by Casper Magico, Nio Garcia,
Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna & Nicky Jam at no.53, and for their first
appearance on the big list.
COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART
... she had one of the most striking and impressive voices of the 20th century.
An American icon, called 'Queen Of Soul'. Between 1967 and 1987 Aretha was ten
times on the Global Chart. On August 16, she passed away, aged 76... Goodbye,
Carrie Underwood makes country history
Thuesday, September 25, 2018
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
Carrie Underwood lands her 4th No.1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as Cry
Pretty starts atop the list. The set, which was released on Sept.14 via Capitol
Nashville, bows with
266,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Sept. 20 according to Nielsen Music. Of
that sum, 251,000 were in traditional album
sales. With the arrival at No. 1, Underwood makes country history: she's the first
woman to bring four country albums to the top of the all-genre Billboard 200
Of Cry Pretty’s 266,000 units, most were in
album sales: 251,000, as noted above. The remainder was comprised of SEA units
(11,000) and TEA units (4,000). First Woman to Take Four Country Albums to No.
1 on Billboard 200: Underwood is the first woman to hit the top of the
Billboard 200 chart with four country albums: Cry Pretty, Blown Away (2012),
Play On (2009) and Carnival Ride (2007). Cry Pretty’s launch of 266,000 units is
the biggest for any country album since Aug. 29, 2015, when Luke Bryan’s Kill
the Lights bowed at No. 1 with 345,000 units earned. Cry Pretty logs the biggest
overall week for a country album by a woman since the charts began
ranking albums by equivalent
album units in late 2014.
Underwood supported the album’s first-week with interviews and performances on
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Sept. 13) and The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(Sept. 19) as well as an interview on CBS’ Sunday Morning (Sept. 16).Cry Pretty’s sizable first-week was supported
by sales generated from a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer, as well as
sturdy sales via sellers like Target, Walmart, the iTunes Store and so forth.At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Eminem’s former No. 1 Kamikaze is steady with
103,000 units (down 24 percent).
6LACK arrives at No. 3 with his second album, East Atlanta Love Letter. It
notches the singer-rapper his first top 10 effort and highest charting set yet
and bows with 77,000 units (20,000 in traditional album sales). The
streaming-powered set (which garnered 56,000 SEA units, equaling 72.7 million
on-demand audio streams for its tracks). 6LACK’s first release, FREE 6LACK,
debuted at No. 68 on the Dec. 10, 2016-dated chart with 10,000 units, and
eventually peaked at No. 34 on the May 13, 2017-dated list (14,000 units -- the
set’s largest week).
Drake’s Scorpion steps 5-4 with 68,000 units (down 5 percent),
Travis Scott’s Astroworld climbs 7-5 with 62,000 units (down 6 percent)
and Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys ascends 8-6 with 47,000 units (down 2
Ariana Grande’s Sweetener rebounds 10-7 with 38,000 units (down 13 percent),
Paul McCartney’s Egypt Station slides 1-8 in its second week with 37,000 units
(down 76 percent)
and Nicki Minaj’s Queen rises 11-9 with 36,000 units (down 12 percent).
Juice WRLD’s Goodbye & Good Riddance closes out the new top 10, stepping 12-10
with just over 36,000 units (down 3 percent).
A pop song rules for the first time since January, ending a record 34-week
streak of rap No. 1s.
Maroon 5's "Girls Like You," featuring Cardi B, ascends to No. 1, after six
weeks waiting at No. 2, on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Sept. 29). Maroon
5 dethrones the 6 God, as Drake's "In My Feelings," which led the list for 10
weeks, drops to No. 2. Notably, "Girls" is the first pop song to top the Hot 100
since January, ending a record 34-week streak of rap No. 1s.
Meanwhile, two tracks enter the Hot 100's top 10: Eminem's "Killshot" soars onto
the chart at No. 3, arriving as the rapper's milestone 20th top 10, and 5
Seconds of Summer's "Youngblood" lifts 11-10, becoming the band's first top 10.
"Girls," released on 222/Interscope Records and driven in part (especially early
on in its chart run) by the buzz of its female star-studded video, becomes the
1,078th No. 1 in the Hot 100's 60-year history. The track tops the Radio Songs
chart for a ninth week (127.6 million in audience in the week ending Sept. 23,
up 2 percent, according to Nielsen Music).
"Girls" dips 3-4 on Digital Song Sales (21,000 downloads sold, down 3 percent,
in the week ending Sept. 20), after leading for six weeks, the band's longest
rule on the list, and slides 7-10 on Streaming Songs (25.4 million U.S. streams,
down 3 percent, in the week ending Sept. 20), where it reached No. 5. As for Cardi B, already the only female rapper with two
Hot 100 No. 1s, she extends her record, as "Girls" becomes her third. Her debut
smash "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)" led for three weeks beginning Oct. 7, 2017,
and "I Like It," with Bad Bunny and J Balvin paced the July 7 chart.
Rap's streak wraps up: "Girls" ends the record run of 34 consecutive weeks that
rap songs had ruled the Hot 100. The streak began on Feb. 3 with Drake's "God's
Plan" (for 11 weeks) and continued with his "Nice for What" (eight); Childish
Gambino's "This Is America" (two); Post Malone's "Psycho," featuring Ty Dolla
$ign (one); XXXTentacion's "Sad!" (one); Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin's "I
Like It" (one); and Drake's "Feelings" (10).
"Girls" (down 3 percent in overall activity) narrowly defeats Drake's "Feelings"
(down 9 percent) atop the Hot 100, as the latter descends 3-5 on Streaming Songs
(39 million, down 2 percent), 5-6 on Digital Song Sales (19,000, down 14
percent) and 5-8 on Radio Songs (67.3 million, down 20 percent).
Eminem's Machine Gun Kelly diss track "Killshot" blasts onto the Hot 100 at No.
3. It starts as his 10th No. 1 on Digital Song Sales (38,000), and first since
"The Monster," featuring Rihanna, in 2013, as he ties Drake for the most leaders
among males; overall, they trail only Taylor Swift (15), Rihanna (14) and Katy
Perry (11). The song soars onto Streaming Songs at No. 2 with 51.3 million U.S.
Eminem earns his 20th Hot 100 top 10, and third in a row in a three-week span,
after "Lucky You" and "The Ringer" bowed at Nos. 6 and 8, respectively, on the
Sept. 15-dated chart. He's the 19th act to tally at least 20 top 10s; among
rappers, Eminem ties Lil Wayne for the third-best top 10 total, trailing only
Drake (31) and JAY-Z (21). COMPLETE
Song Of The Month
Nearly 20 years after his big successes, like 'La Passion' or 'Bla Bla Bla',
the Italian DJ and musician Gigi D'Agostino surprisingly lands another big hit,
together with the Lithuanian music producer Dynoro.
'In My Mind' reigns the official chart in Germany at the moment and climbs to
Music Week Report
Calvin Harris collab with Sam Smith remains for a
Monday, September 24, 2018
by Alan Jones, London
Calvin Harris is No.1 for the third week in a row, the 11th time in 2018, the
22nd time in the 2010s and the 28th time in his career with consumption
of 59,398 units of his Sam Smith collaboration Promises (including
46,011 from sales-equivalent streams). With cumulative sales of 275,403,
it is the 23rd single by Harris to achieve
consumption in excess of 250,000 units, and the 14th by Smith.
In an unchanged top three, Eastside is No.2 (53,527 sales) for the third time in
a row for Benny Blanco, Halsey & Khalid, while a 14.76% increase in consumption
week-on-week to 52,976 sales, can’t prevent Kanye West’s I Love It (feat. Lil
Pump) from stalling at No.3.
A No.1 hit already in much of Europe, In My Mind is still playing catch-up here
for Lithuanian DJ Dynoro and Italy’s Gigi D’Agostino. With consumption up for
the 13th week in a row, it breaks into the Top 10, climbing 14-8 (29,031 sales).
Dua Lipa spent eight weeks at No.1 in May and June with Calvin Harris
collaboration One Kiss, before its reign was ended by ACR. She returns this week
as featured vocalist on Electricity (15-10, 27,981 sales), the new collaboration
between Diplo and Mark Ronson under the name Silk City.
Marshmello’s Happier (feat. Bastille) continues to grow, climbing 6-5 (36,024
Kamikaze has been the No.1 album three time in a row, a different song
from the set has been its top single every week. The Ringer, which led the way
at No.4 a fortnight ago, now falls 10-17 (19,822 sales). Last week’s front
runner, Fall, now slips 8-13 (23,469 sales). Lucky You (feat. Joyner Lucas)
opened at No.6, then fell to No.9, but now bounces to No.7 (32,049 sales). Seven
other tracks from Kamikaze remain ‘starred out’ of the Top 75 but all trail
Killshot, the brand new Eminem track, which achieved consumption of 18,422
copies in less than two days, and is the chart’s highest starred-out track
between No.20 and No.21.
The rest of the Top 10: Body (4-4, 43,460 sales) by Loud Luxury feat. Brando,
Taste (5-6, 32,073 sales) by Tyga feat. Offset and Girls Like You (7-9, 28,071
sales) by Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B.
Overall singles sales are up 0.55% week-on-week at 15,437,185, 13.81% above same
week 2017 sales of 13,563,875. Paid-for sales are down 3.63% week-on-week at
827,768 and are 25.95% below same week 2017 sales of 1,117,924. They are below
same-week, previous-year sales for the 268th week in a row. The last time
paid-for sales were lower was more than 13 years ago, in chart week 33, 2005
(sales week ending 20 August), when 789,647 singles were sold.
Thirteen albums made
their Top 75 debuts last week, and 18 this week – but not one of them was able
to topple Eminem’s Kamikaze, which racks up its third straight week at No.1 on
sales of 29,402 copies, including 13,360 from sales-equivalent streams. Kamikaze
is the first Eminem studio album to open its career with three consecutive weeks
at No.1 since his fourth studio album, The Eminem Show, spent its first five
weeks on the chart at No.1 in 2002.
Last week we had two new albums by Pauls over the age of 60 – McCartney and
Simon - making their debut inside the Top 10. This week we have only one – but
True Meanings, the 14th solo studio album by Paul Weller, outperforms the other
Pauls’ efforts by securing a No.2 debut, having been at No.1 on early sales
flashes. It is the seventh solo album by Weller to reach No.2, who also reached
the runners-up slot three times with The Jam (one studio, one live one
compilation) and twice with studio albums from The Style Council. True Meanings
sold 24,322 copies last week, and is the follow-up to release A Kind Revolution,
which opened at No.5 on sales of 22,276 in May 2017.
Several singles and an EP by Pale Waves have fallen short of the charts but the
indie quartet from Manchester’s first album My Mind Makes Noises – home to no
fewer than seven singles thus far – makes an impressive first appearance,
debuting at No.8 (7,110 sales).
Six songs from David Guetta’s seventh album, 7, have already been Top 75 hits,
and the album itself becomes the 50-year-old French DJ/producer’s fourth Top 10
album – consecutively and in total - this week, debuting at No.9 (7,066 sales).
A little over four years after their eponymous first album debuted and peaked at
No.7 (9,952 sales), London funk/soul septet Jungle’s follow-up For Ever, opens
at No.10 (6,402 sales). The first Jungle album has sold 138,041 copies to date,
whilst its most popular offcut, Busy Workin’ - which never climbed higher than
No.103 - sold 720 copies in the most recent frame to raise its cumulative tally
The Motion Picture Cast Recording of The Greatest Showman is in the top three
for the 37th week in a row, falling 2-3 (17,305 sales).
The rest of the Top 10 is made up entirely of stationary titles with descending
consumption: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (4-4, 11,288 sales), Sweetener (5-5,
8,427 sales) by Ariana Grande, Staying At Tamara’s (6-6, 7,256 sales) by George
Ezra and Scorpion (7-7, 7,146 sales) by Drake.
Overall album sales are up 0.88% week-on-week at 1,631,766, 5.15% above same
week 2017 sales of 1,547,724. Streaming accounted for 965,381 sales – 59.16% of
the total. Sales of paid-for albums are up 1.65% week-on-week at 666,385, 14.37%
below same week 2017 sales of 778,185.COMPLETE