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'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 7.775.000. COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  There's a new feature on our website: NO.1 CHRONICLES. 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

Global Chart - 30 Years Ago
'19' Paul Hardcastle
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Global Chart - 50 Years Ago
'Satisfaction' Rolling Stones
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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 Perez Prado.
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Billboard Report
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 equivalent album 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, surpassing

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 2015. 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 percent). 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.  COMPLETE CHARTS

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

United Kingdom
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 copies. 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 Star). 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 ago.  COMPLETE CHARTS

Oricon Singles Chart
No.1  'Summer Madness' J Soul Brothers

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Media Control Album Chart
No.1  K.I.Z.
'Hurra Die Welt Geht Unter'
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