Global Chart Report
American rapper ScHoolboy Q rules
Friday, March 7, 2014
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
There are massive 19
new-entries on this weeks album tally, a very rare event! Highest
debut of all comes from 27 year-old American rapper ScHoolboy Q. His
third album 'Oxymoron' bows at no.1 on the global chart with initial
sales of 157.000 copies. In the USA it sold 138.600 copies, in Canada
10.200 and in United Kingdom 4.300. ScHoolboy Q got a lot of attention
because of his collaboration with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on their
last single smash 'White Walls'. Walt Disney's 'Frozen' soundtrack
withdraws back at no.2 and sold another 144.000 copies last week, a 2%
decline compared to the previous week. 'Frozen' moved a total of 1,42
million copies this year so far, it's only 173.000 copies behind the
current year-to-date list leader, Beyoncé's self titled album. The
latter found 68.000 buyers last week and slides at no.6 now. Back to
this week's new-entries: the legendary American musician and
Alternative rock star Beck started at no.3 globally with his 12th
studio album 'Morning Phase' and 143.000 copies. His former album
'Modern Guilt' opened also at no.3 in the week 30, 2008, but with
19.000 sales less. Nine of this week's 19
debuts and all five new-entries from the track tally are from Asia. It
shows how much the influence of this continent has grown. And for the
first time in history an album from China (Hong Kong) reaches the Top
40. It's the 'Best Of 2008-2012' by singer G.E.M. and it flies to
no.39 with 21.000 copies sold. Congratulations to G.E.M. and to
China!! Some additional sales stats: 'All The Little Lights' by
Passenger sold 18.000 copies last week, 1,59 million in total, 'Tsugi
No Ashiato' by AKB 48 sold 5.000 last week, 1,02 million in total,
'The Heist' by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 16.000 copies last week and
2,47 million so far. 'Red' by Taylor Swift sold 5,9 million in total,
'Night Visions' by Imagine Dragons 3,25 million, 'Unapologetic'
by Rihanna 3,47 million and 'Bangerz' by
Miley Cyrus 1,64 million. 'Kiss And Tell' 1,4 million, 'A Year Without
Rain' 1,1 million, 'When The Sun Goes Down' 1,3 million and 'Stars
Dance' 800.000 (all four above by Selena Gomez).
COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART
It was a very tight race this week atop the global track tally between
Pharrell Williams' monster smash 'Happy' and 'Mae Shika Mukanee', the
new single by Japanese pop phenomenon AKB 48. And 'Happy' wins with
632.000 points, a new peak for that song and the sixth week at no.1.
After 12 weeks on the tally it reached a total of 4.507.000 points
already. 'Mae Shika Mukanee' bows close behind at no.2 with 630.000
points. It's the 21st global Top 10 smash for AKB 48. The biggest two
winners of the week are John Legend's 'All Of Me', which climbs from
no.7 to no.5 (226.000 points) and Clean Bandits feat. Jess Glynne's
'Rather Be', which jumps from no.19 to no.13 (149.000 points). As
mentioned above, all five debuts on this week's hitlist are from Asia:
behind AKB 48 starting Girls' Generation's 'Mr.Mr.' at no.26 with
86.000 points, 2NE1's 'Come Back Home' at no.30 with 77.000 points,
E-Girls' 'Diamond Only' at no.36 with 67.000 points and CN Blue's
'Can't Stop' at no.39 with 64.000 points. Outside the top 40 waiting
among other Tiesto's 'Red Lights' at no.48, Avicii's 'Addicted To You'
at no.53, Bruno Mars' 'Young Girl' at no.57 and Mr.Probz' 'Waves
(Robin Schulz Remix)' at no.58 for their first appearance on the big
COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART
GLOBAL CHART - 20 YEARS AGO
No.1 'THE SIGN'
ACE OF BASE
GLOBAL CHART - 30 YEARS AGO
No.1 '99 LUFTBALLONS' NENA
'Le Moribond' called the crude piece and is about a man,
who the approaching death certainly, says goodbye to all that
are important to him. Like a swarm of salmons bubbling the
words of the dying man from Jaques Brel's throat, full with
panic, disorderly. Rod McKuen translated the text into English
in 1961, but 'Seasons In The Sun' brings neither the Kingston
Trio (1961) nor the Fortunes (1969) really luck. Only Terry
Jacks, a Canadian farmer's son from Winnipeg, doesn't come
get away from the song. After losing two good friends, he
seems to perfectly merge with the piece. He changes the song,
adds an optimistic end and published 'Seasons In The
Sun' 1973 in self distribution. As the song developes into an
unexpectedly huge hit in Canada, acquires Dave Carrico, vice president
of Bell, a worldwide distribution license. What follows is a rousing
success, in almost all countries around the globe rises 'Seasons In
The Sun' at the top of the charts. Exactly 40 years ago, the song
reached also the pole position of the global chart by Media Traffic
and stayed there unbelievable 14 weeks! The dreamy nature boy Terry
Jacks are the hardships of show business too much and soon he returns
back in the quiet, peaceful landscape of Canada. What remains is a
song for the ages, which is still alive through daily airplay, but
also through cover versions from Cat Stevens, Blink 182 and Nirvana.
GLOBAL CHART - 40 YEARS AGO
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ScHoolboy Q debuts at no.1 on Billboard 200 Album Chart
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
by Keith Caulfield, Los Angeles
As forecast, ScHoolboy Q's major-label debut,"Oxymoron," bows at No. 1 on the
Billboard 200, selling 139,000 copies in the week ending March 2, according to
Nielsen SoundScan. Signed to Top
Dawg Entertainment, the new album is ScHoolboy Q's first in a
joint-venture deal with Interscope Records. It's also the first No. 1 for Top
Dawg, which previously reached No. 2 with Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.D
city" in 2012.
ScHoolboy Q's arrival with "Oxymoron" also instantly gives the rapper his
best-selling album. He previously charted with two independently released sets —
"Setbacks" in 2011 and "Habits & Contradictions" in 2012. They have sold 17,000
and 48,000, respectively.
"Oxymoron" also logs the largest debut for a rap album since Eminem's No. 1 set
"The Marshall Mathers LP 2" clocked an opening week of 792,000 in the week
ending Nov. 10, 2013.
Behind "Oxymoron" is the soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" movie, which slips one
rung to No. 2 with 91,000 (up 2%). It's the ninth straight week the album has
spent in one of the top two positions of the chart. The film earned two Academy
Awards on Sunday, March 2: for best original song ("Let It Go") and for best
At No. 3 on the
Billboard 200, Beck nabs his
second-highest charting album ever, as "Morning Phase" starts with a littlemore
than 87,000. It's Beck's 10th
album to chart and fifth top 10 effort.
Kid Cudi's stealth release "Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon" debuts
at No. 4 with 87,000. The digital-only set debuted exclusively on iTunes, Google
Play and Amazon MP3 on Tuesday (Feb. 25) with little advance warning. And, in
its first week, it was only available as a full album purchase — none of its
tracks were available a la carte. Next up on the Billboard 200, Romeo Santos
achieves the biggest sales week for a Latin album since 2006, as his "Formula:
Vol. 2" debuts at No. 5 with 85,000. The last Latin title to shift more in a
week was pop group RBD with "Celestial," when it
debuted with 117,000 in the week
ending Nov. 26, 2006. The last solo
male artist to tally a larger week than Santos was Daddy Yankee, who moved
89,000 copies of his "Barrio Fino: En Directo" in its second week (ending Dec.
18, 2005). Dierks Bentley's "Riser" is next up in the debut parade, as it enters
at No. 6 with 63,000. It's his highest-charting set — and best sales week —
since 2009's "Feel That Fire" debuted and peaked at No. 3 with 71,000.
Next up on the Billboard 200, Eric Church's former No. 1 album, "The Outsiders,"
descends 2-7 in its third week with 43,000 (down 42%).
The Fray's "Helios" is the sixth and final debut in the top 10, as the pop/rock
band's latest album starts at No. 8 with 37,000. It's the third top 10 set for
the act, whose last album, 2012's "Scars & Stories," debuted and peaked at No. 4
The "Now 49" compilation and Beyonce's self-titled album round out the top 10.
The former falls 4-9 with 34,000 (down 25%) while "Beyonce" dips 5-10 with
32,000 (down 9%).
Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending March 2) totaled 5.1 million
units, up 5% compared with the sum last week (4.8 million) and down 13% compared
with the comparable sales week of 2013 (5.8 million). Year-to-date album sales
stand at 42.8 million, down 15% compared with the same total at this point last
year (50.4 million).
Over on the Digital Songs chart, Pharrell's "Happy" spends another week at No.
1, selling 413,000 downloads (up 3%). A week ago, it sold 402,000. "Happy" is
the first song to earn two straight weeks of more than 400,000 in sales since
another Pharrell-related song: "Blurred Lines." The Robin Thicke-led track
(which featured T.I. and Pharrell) sold in excess of 400,000 in the three
consecutive weeksending June 23, 2013.
"Happy" has a gain thanks to its growing popularity on the radio and because of
its performance on the Academy Awards on March 2. On the Mainstream Top 40
airplay chart (known as Pop Songs on Billboard.com), "Happy" rises 10-4.
Back on the Digital Songs chart, Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty" moves up 3-2 with
217,000 (down 12%) while Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" (featuring Juicy J) descends
2-3 with 212,000 (down 16%). John Legend's "All of Me" is steady at No. 4 with
198,000 (down 2%).
Idina Menzel's "Let It Go" rises to a new chart peak, as it climbs 7-5 with
130,000 (up 4%), its third-largest sales week yet. The song nets its first
weekly sales gain in three weeks, thanks to Menzel's
performance of the Oscar-winning cut on the ABC-broadcast Academy Awards. The
song's total sales now stand at 1.5 million.
Bastille's "Pompeii" slips 5-6 with 128,000 (down 10%), Aloe Blacc's "The Man"
falls 6-7 with 120,000, and a Great Big World & Christina Aguilera's "Say
Something" remains at No. 8 with 110,000 (down 8%).
Lorde's "Team" climbs 10-9 with 101,000 (down 9%), and Pitbull's "Timber,"
featuring Ke$ha, moves 9-10 with 95,000 (down 15%).
Digital track sales this past week totaled 23million downloads, down 6% compared
with last week (24.4 million) and down 12% stacked next to the comparable week
of 2013 (26.1 million). Year-to-date track sales are at 224.1 million, down 12%
compared with the same total at this point last year (253.4 million).
Clean Bandit are a British electronic group, founded in
2009. After their 2013 single "Mozart's House" reached number 17 on the UK
Singles Chart, and the release of 'Nightingale' featuring pop singer Horner
Woods and dubstep band Camo & Krooked, which peaked to number 39 on the UK
Singles Chart, in January 2014 they scored their first UK number one single with
"Rather Be", featuring elements of classical music, along with a dance music
beat. "Rather Be" is current UK number one single since four weeks. Clean
Bandit's music has been described as 'fusion' music, mixing electronic music
with classical and dubstep / brostep elements. They produce the music themselves
and invite guest artists to sing their songs (as Jess Glynne on "Rather Be").
The album "New Eyes" is due to be released on May 12, 2014 through Atlantic
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Music Week Report (Excerpt)
Bastille remains atop the album chart
Monday, March 3, 2014
by Alan Jones, London
Released exactly a year ago, Bastille's Bad
Blood continued its Brits-fuelled revival, topping the chart for the
second week in a row, and third time in all, on sales of 16,548 copies.
Their Brits mash-up of Pompeii and Waiting All Night, a collaboration
with Rudimental and Ella Eyre, retreats 21-25 (12,293 sales), while the
original recording of Pompeii declines
20-30 (10,361 sales). Bad Blood's
sales were the fourth lowest for a number one album in the 739 weeks
that have thus far elapsed in the 21st century, and the lowest since
Rihanna's Talk That Talk plumbed the depths, selling just 9,578 copies
as it jumped 7-1 some 81 weeks ago.
The eclectic genius that is Beck made all the early running in the
midweek sales flashes with Morning Phase, his first album for six years.
Although unable to hold onto its early lead, the album debuts at number
four (13,819 sales) to become the highest charting album of his career.
Of seven previous chart albums dating back to 1994, the 43 year old's
highest charting was his last, Modern Guilt, which debuted and peaked at
number nine on sales of 11,478 copies in 2008. 1996’s Odelay, which
reached number 17, is his biggest seller (386,244 sales). Because each
copy of his 2006 album The Information had a different sleeve, it was
not eligible to chart but would have reached number 17. Kendal indie
band Wild Beasts debut at number 10
(7,500 sales) with fourth
album, Present Tense. It is their highest charting album to date: Their
2008 debut Limbo, Panto failed to chart and sold 11,591 copies, 2009
follow-up Two Dancers peaked at number 68 and sold 50,919 copies, and
2011 release Smother reached number 17 and sold 34,396 copies. After
departing from the top five last week for the first time, Beyonce's
eponymous album bounces 7-5, with sales up 10.03% week-on-week at
13,433, as her tour dates stimulate interest. Elsewhere in the Top 10,
Ellie Goulding's Halcyon climbs 4-3 (14,598 sales), Rudimental's Home
dips 5-6 (10,691 sales), Disclosure's Settle declines 3-7 (10,453 sales), London Grammar's If You Wait falls 6-8
(10,183 sales) and Lorde's Pure Heroine holds at number nine (7,547
Overall album sales are down 1.06% week-on-week at 1,334,834 - 18.57%
below same week 2013 sales of 1,639,325. It is their lowest tally for 20
It's another phenomenal week for Pharrell Williams, with Happy returning
to the top of the singles chart, while notching its millionth sale.
Originally made available for purchase last June, Happy sold only 96
copies the week it was released, and took exactly six months to make the
Top 200. By then, it had been featured in the movie Despicable Me 2, and
was on its way to being the monster hit it has become. It reached the
top of the chart nine weeks ago, dipped to number two, and then spent
two more weeks at number one. Its latest surge - helped by Pharrell
including it in a three song medley hwe performed with Nile Rodgers at
the Brit Awards - means it has now climbed to the top three times in a
single chart run, something only two records have done in chart history,
and never since the 1950s. The first, I Believe, did so in 1953 for
Frankie Laine, and the second, Singing The Blues, for Guy Mitchell in
1957. Selling 83,982 copies last week, Happy increased its cumulative
sales to 1,040,606, making it the third hit by Williams to exceed a
million sales, following Daft Punk's Get Lucky on which he is the
featured vocalist, and Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines, on which he and
T.I. are both featured. Williams has now
spent 13 weeks at number one in the 2010s, two more than Rihanna, the
only other artist to reach double figures. Dutch trance deity Tiesto has
charted 13 previous songs in the Top 75 and 27 in the Top 200 - 16 Top
75 and 44 Top 200 if we count his releases as Allure and Vimana and
collaborations with Ferry Corsten as Gouryella, but only now makes his
Top 10 debut with Red Lights, which opens at number six (40,313 sales).
Enjoying her fourth chart hit in little more than a year, Foxes
continues to make progress in the right direction, and lands in the Top
10 for the first time. She made her chart debut in February 2013, adding
vocals to Russian dance DJ Zedd's debut UK hit Clarity, which reached
number 29. A couple of months later, she fronted Rudimental's number 14
hit Right Here, and in November she made her first solo fray into the
chart, reaching number 12 with Youth. She tops them all this week,
debuting at number seven (34,036 sales) with Let Go For Tonight.
Meanwhile, Paloma Faith scores her ninth Top 75 entry and her second Top
10 hit with Can't Rely On You (number 10, 24,053 sales). It is the first
single from her third album A Perfect Contradiction, which is released
next Monday (10th). Faith co-wrote Can't Rely On You with man of the
moment Pharrell Williams.
After debuting last week at number one, Sam Smith's Money On My Mind
eases to number two (60,317 sales).
Clean Bandit's Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne) remains at number three
(59,112 sales). Number one for four weeks, it has now sold 604,058
copies. Glynne could be back at number one this weekend, with her My
Love collaboration with Route 94 likely to give Pharrell Williams' Happy
a tough test.
Another week, another peak for Katy Perry's Dark Horses (feat. Juicy J),
which climbs 6-4 (47,902 sales), while parent album Prism revives 27-24
(4,172 sales). After leaping 72-28, John Legend's All Of Me slipped to
number 29 last week but now resumes its dynamic growth, spurting to
number nine (25,445 sales).
Completing this week's Top 10, A Great Big World's Say Something (feat.
Christina Aguilera) falls 4-5 (41,885 sales) and Zedd's Stay The Night
(feat. Hayley Williams) dips 5-8 (25,806 sales).
Overall singles sales are down 2.49% week-on-week at 3,032,571 - 13.68%
below same week 2013 sales of 3,513,028.
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