Adele's 'Easy On Me' still at no.1
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
Adele's 'Easy On Me' leads the Global Track Chart for a remarkable
13th non-consecutive week with another 250,000 points. That's an 8%
decline compared to the previous week and the lowest score for a
no.1 hit since 'Dynamite' by BTS ruled with 243,000 points in the
week 2, 2021. Divided into segments 'Easy On Me' generated 126,000
points with streaming (down 6%), 31,000 points with sales (down
12%), and 93,000 points with airplay (down 9%). 'Stay' by Kid Laroi
& Justin Bieber holds tight at the runner-up slot with 242,000
points (down 0,5%). Last year the smash was already ten weeks at the
summit and - a little fun fact - would have Adele released her
current big hit a few months later, 'Stay' would be at no.1 for a
20th time this week. Newcomer Gayle reaches a new peak with her
major debut 'ABCDEFU'. The song climbs at no.3 with 237,000 points
(up 2,5%). The victory is within reach, because the distance to
'Easy On Me' is only 13,000 points
now. Three songs from the Indian Telugu-language action drama film
'Pushpa: The Rise, Part 1', starring Allu Arjun, occupy the Global
Top 40. Highest is 'Oo Antava Oo Oo Antava' at no.15 with 120,000
points, never before a song from the subcontinent was placed so
high. Outside our weekly Top 40 waiting among other 'I Love You So'
by The Walters at no.46, 'Pushin P' by Gunna | Future | Young Thug
at no.52, and 'Mon Amour' by Zzoilo & Aitana at no.57 for their
first appearance on the big list.
From last week on there's a change in the composition of the Global
Album Chart. The reason is the different approach to merging sales
figures and streaming (equivalent sales) in various countries. This
leads to distortions. That's why we decided, that the national
equivalent sales are additionally weighted to the market size of the
countries (according to the latest IFPI informations). This will
also ensure a little more stability in our Top 10. Let's take a look
to our current tally: in the calendar week 43, 2021, 'Dimension:
Dilemma', the debut studio album by the South Korean boy band
Enhypen, started with massive 839,000 equivalent sales atop the
Global Chart. Now a repackage version, titled as 'Dimension:
Answer', catapults the set back to the summit with another 369,000
sales last week, a total of 1,75 million so far. The soundtrack to
the Disney blockbuster 'Encanto' climbs back to the runner-up slot
with 152,000 sales (up 8,5%). Rounds out the top three for a second
time is Gunna's 'DS4Ever', despite a 33,5% decline to 125,000 sales. Brandnew number
one on the current tally is 'City', the second studio album by the
Japanese idol boy band SixTones. The set starts with massive 424,000
equivalent sales, enough for a big jump also at no.1 on the
year-to-date list. The group's debut album, appropriately titled as
'1st', started exactly one year ago with 467,000 sales. Nearly two
years after his last studio effort 'After Hours' with the both super
smash hits 'Blinding Lights' and 'Save Your Tears', Canadian R&B
musician The Weeknd released a new set. 'Dawn FM'
bows at the runner-up slot with 244,000 sales. That's far away from
the initial sales of 'After Hours', which catapulted to the summit
in the week 14, 2020 with 595,000 sales. Rapper rounds out the current top three with 188,000 sales. And now, as every week, additional
stats from outside the current Global Album Top 10 in alphabetic
order, the first figure means last week's sales, the second figure
the total sales: '1989' by Taylor Swift 24,000 / 12,575,000, '21' by
Adele 27,000 / 31,194,000, '25' by Adele 33,000 / 23,616,000, the 'A
Star Is Born' soundtrack 8,000 / 6,888,000, 'After Hours' by The
Weeknd 30,000 / 5,554,000, 'An Evening With Silk Sonic' by Silk
Sonic 31,000 / 619,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 15,000 /
& Bentleys' by Post Malone 15,000 / 8,441,000, 'Certified Lover Boy' by Drake
54,000 / 2,933,000, 'Dangerous: The Double Album' by Morgan Wallen
47,000 / 3,652,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 31,000 / 18,281,000, 'Divinely
Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 19,000 / 5,182,000,
'Donda' by Kanye West 29,000 / 1,611,000,
'Evermore' by Taylor Swift 21,000 / 2,982,000, 'Fighting Demons' by
Juice WRLD 39,000 / 435,000, 'Fine Line' by Harry
Styles 31,000 / 6,485,000, 'Folklore' by Taylor Swift 25,000 /
4,812,000, 'F*ck Love' by The Kid Laroi
43,000 / 3,108,000, 'Future Nostalgia' by Dua Lipa
44,000 / 5,253,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice
WRLD 28,000 / 5,480,000, the soundtrack of the Original Hollywood Cast
to 'Hamilton: An American Musical' 19,000 / 4,436,000, 'Happier Than
Ever' by Billie Eilish 40,000 / 2,118,000,
'Hollywood's Bleeding' by Post Malone 28,000 / 7,461,000, 'Justice' by
Justin Bieber 40,000 / 2,674,000, 'Legends
Never Die' by Juice WRLD 28,000 / 4,628,000, 'Map Of The Soul: 7' by
BTS (Bangtan Boys) 19,000 / 7,610,000, 'Montero' by Lil Nas X 42,000 /
1,096,000, 'Music Of The Spheres' by Coldplay 18,000 / 886,000, 'Music To Be Murdered By' by
Eminem 10,000 / 2,999,000, 'My Turn' by Lil Baby 20,000 / 3,980,000, 'No.6 Collaborations' by Ed Sheeran
/ 4,469,000, 'Planet Her' by Doja Cat 63,000 / 2,311,000, 'Positions' Ariana Grande
18,000 / 2,946,000,
'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 22,000 / 6,125,000,
Drake 13,000 / 7,925,000, 'Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon' by
Pop Smoke 35,000 / 6,056,000, 'Sticker (incl. Favorite)' by NCT 127
11,000 / 2,528,000,
'Stoney' by Post Malone 11,000 /
Greatest Showman' soundtrack 9,000 / 9,111,000, 'The Highlights' by
The Weeknd 44,000 / 2,260,000, 'The Voice' by Lil
Durk 7,000 / 1,137,000, 'Voyage' by Abba 22,000 / 1,771,000, 'When We All Fall
Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish 25,000 / 9,472,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran
16,000 / 12,992,000.
GLOBAL NO.1 - 10 YEARS AGO
... "We Found Love" premiered on September 22, 2011 as lead single from
Rihanna's sixth studio album, Talk That Talk (2011). It's an uptempo
electro house song, with elements of techno and Europop. It is heavily
composed of repetitive synthesizers, alarm bells, and a keyboard. The
song's lyrics speak of a couple who "found love in a hopeless place".
Commercially, the song was a major success. In the United States, the
song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for ten non-consecutive weeks. "We
Found Love" went to no.1 in many other countries, including United
Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, and Switzerland. The song's
accompanying music video, directed by Melina Matsoukas, depicts the
singer as a drug-abusing thrill-seeker in a relationship that quickly
spirals downward into addiction and violence. However, its impact was
significant, with the video winning a Grammy for "Best Short Form Music
Video" at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards and "Video of the Year" at the
2012 MTV Video Music Awards.
Lumineers' 'Brightside' debuts at no.6
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
Encanto returns to no.1 on Billboard 200 Album
Chart. It's the first soundtrack with more than one week at No. 1 since
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born spent four
nonconsecutive weeks in the
lead in 2018-19. And, Encanto is Walt Disney Records’ first No.
1 album to spend more than a week atop the list since Frozen
ruled for 13 nonconsecutive weeks in 2014. (In between Frozen
and Encanto, Walt Disney Records topped the chart with the
soundtracks to Descendants, in 2015, and Frozen II, in 2019,
each for one week.)
Encanto continues to profit from the popularity of its hit
songs, all written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, including “We Don’t
Talk About Bruno,” “Surface Pressure” and “What Else Can I Do?”
— all of which were in the top 40 of the most recently published
Billboard Hot 100 songs chart (dated Jan. 22). As reported last
week, “Bruno” rose 5-4 on the chart, marking the
highest-charting song from a Disney animated film since 1995.
Of Encanto’s 104,000 equivalent album units earned, SEA units
comprise 84,000 (up 10%, equaling 125.33 million on-demand
official streams of the set’s songs),
album sales comprise
17,000 (up 4%) and TEA units comprise 3,000 (down less than 1%).
DS4Ever falls to No. 2 in its second week (96,000 equivalent
album units earned, down 36%), while
Dawn FM also slips a spot in its second frame (2-3), with 61,000
units (down 59%).
A pair of former No. 1s are next on the chart, as
30 is a non-mover at No. 4 with 43,000 units (down 10%) and
Dangerous: The Double Album is also stationary at No. 5 with
41,000 units (down 5%).
Brightside debuts at No. 6 on the Billboard 200, scoring the act
its fourth consecutive, and total, top 10 album — the entirety
of its charting efforts. The act’s fourth full-length studio
album launches with 37,000 equivalent album units earned. Of
that sum, album sales comprise 26,000 (making it the top-selling
album of the week), SEA units comprise 11,000 (equaling 14.33
million on-demand official streams of the set’s songs) and TEA
units comprise a negligible sum. The Lumineers previously
visited the top 10 with III (No. 2 in 2019), Cleopatra (No. 1,
2016) and their self-titled full-length debut (No. 2, 2013).
The Weeknd places
a second album in the top 10 for a second straight week, as his
best-of set The Highlights slips one spot to No. 7
(34,000 equivalent album units earned, down 6%).
former leader Certified Lover Boy is steady at No. 8 with nearly
34,000 equivalent album units earned (down 3%),
chart-topping Sour falls 7-9 with 33,000 units (down 8%) and
Planet Her dips 9-10 with 32,000 units (down 4%).
“Easy on Me” claims a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billboard
Hot 100 songs
chart. With her latest week at the summit, she equals her longest reign,
previously established by the 10-week command of her 2015-16 smash
“Hello.” Adele's 'Easy On Me' tops Billboard Hot 100 for
milestone 10th week.
“Easy on Me,” released on Columbia Records and which first
led the Hot 100 in
late October, drew 99 million radio airplay audience impressions (down
1%) and 14.3 million U.S. streams (down 5%) and sold 5,200 downloads
(down 14%) in the Jan. 14-20 tracking week, according to MRC Data.
The ballad spends a ninth week at No. 1 on the Radio
drops 5-7 on Digital
following two weeks on top; and rebounds 16-9 on Streaming
after five weeks at No. 1.
“Easy on Me” becomes the 41st single in the Hot 100’s 63-year
or more weeks at No. 1.
It’s the first since BTS’ “Butter” logged 10 weeks on top in
“Easy on Me” also matches Adele’s longest Hot 100 domination, after
“Hello” reigned for 10 weeks in 2015-16. She is the seventh artist with
at least two No. 1s that have each ruled for double-digit weeks, joining
Boyz II Men, Drake (each with three such leaders), The Black Eyed Peas,
Mariah Carey, Santana and Pharrell Williams (two each).
“We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” by Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa,
Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz and the Encanto Cast,
ascends 4-2 for a new Hot 100 high. It drew 32.4 million streams (up
12%) and sold 9,400 (up 17%), as it tops Streaming Songs for a third
week and pushes 3-1 to take over atop Digital Song Sales.
Notably, as “Bruno” dominates in streaming and sales, it drew a modest
457,000 in airplay audience among Radio Songs reporters, with over half
its reach in the tracking week from adult pop KIOI San Francisco’s 34
plays (up from four the week before); the Walt Disney label is not
actively promoting the song to radio.
Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves” holds at its No. 3 Hot 100 high, as it leads
Rock & Alternative Songs and Hot
Alternative Songs charts,
both of which use the same multi-metric methodology as the Hot 100, for
an 18th week each. As previously
it hits No. 1 on the Pop
The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s “Stay” slides 2-4 on the Hot 100,
after seven weeks at No. 1 beginning in August 2021, and Kodak Black’s
“Super Gremlin” rises 6-5 for a new best, as it tops the multi-metric Hot
R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot
Rap Songs charts
for a second week each.
Ed Sheeran’s “Shivers” dips 5-6 on the Hot 100, after hitting No. 4;
Gunna and Future’s “Pushin P,” featuring Young Thug, repeats at No. 7 in
its second week on the chart; and GAYLE’s “abcdefu” ascends 9-8 for a
new best rank.
Elton John and Dua Lipa’s “Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)” rebounds 10-9 on the
Hot 100, after reaching No. 7. John expands his span of top 10s to 52
years and a week, dating to his first week in the top 10 with “Your
Song” (Jan. 23, 1971), the longest such stretch among all acts not
involving holiday songs. Concurrently, “Cold Heart” tops the
Dance/Electronic Songs chart
for a 15th week.
Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Encanto track
“Surface Pressure” by Jessica Darrow darts 14-10. The song reaches the
bracket with 22.5 million streams (up 2%) and 6,500 sold (down 6%). It
holds at No. 4 on both Streaming Songs and Digital Song Sales.
Record Of The Month
A shining song pearl with a fantastic, heartwarming video-clip from
the last year.
The American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Julien Baker is noted
for its moody
quality and confessional lyrical style, as well as frank
explorations of issues including spirituality,
addiction, mental illness, and
human nature. 'Hardline' comes from her third album 'Little Oblivions'.
Music Week Report
A Disney song tops the chart
Monday, January 24, 2022
by Alan Jones, London The soundtrack to the Walt
Disney studio’s new animated blockbuster Encanto continues to charm
audiences, with three of its songs climbing the Top 20, including the
new No.1, We Don’t Talk About Bruno, an ensemble piece performed by
Adassa, Stephanie Beatriz, Mauro Castillo, Rhezy Feliz,
Carolina Gaitan & Diane Guerrero.
Climbing two notches to become the first original soundtrack recording
to top the singles chart since Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s Shallow
(from A Star is Born) in 2018, We Don’t Talk About Bruno is effectively
– and ironically, since its entire premise is that he isn’t talked about
- a three and a half minute diss of anti-hero Bruno.
The song’s lyrics suggest Bruno has a "seven-foot frame’, ‘rats across
his back’ and a somewhat gloomy outlook on life. Negativity can be a
very positive thing in the charts, however, and We Don’t Talk About
Bruno is the 46th No.1 with ‘don’t’ in its title.
Its consumption up 27.11% week-on-week to 45,684 units, ‘Bruno’ is being
chased up the charts by fellow Encanto offcuts Surface Pressure (8-5,
29,466 sales) by Jessica Darrow and The Family Madrigal (29-15, 19,621
sales) by Stephanie Beatriz & Olga Merediz. Two more songs from the
soundtrack are ‘starred-out’ of the Top 40, these being
What Else Can I
Do by Diane Guerrero & Stephanie Beatriz (16,633 sales) and Waiting On A
Miracle (12,119 sales) by Stephanie Beatriz.
Bruno’s coronation means that 17-year-old American newcomer Gayle’s
debut smash Abcdefu – which ended 28 weeks of UK rule last week – dips
to No.2, despite best-yet consumption of 41,780 units.
After stalling at No.6 last week, Peru resumes its climb, advancing to
No.4 (30,308 sales) for Fireboy DML & Ed Sheeran.
The rest of the Top 10: Easy On Me (2-3, 35,757 sales) by Adele,
Seventeen Going Under (5-6, 27,291 sales) by Sam Fender, Fingers Crossed
(4-7, 25,474 sales) by Lauren Spencer-Smith, Overseas (7-8, 25,367
sales) by D-Block Europe, Coming For You (9-9, 23,825 sales) by
SwitchOTR feat. A1 & J1 and, starting its third stint in the Top 10,
Flowers (11-10, 22,008 sales) by ArrDee.
Singles consumption is up 3.18% week-on-week at 23,770,838 units –
14.45% above same week 2021 consumption of 20,769,231 units. Paid-for
sales are up 0.23% week-on-week at 326,864 – 23.32% below same week 2021
sales of 426,246. The Wombats pouch their first No.1 album with fifth release Fix
Yourself, Not The World debuting atop the list on consumption of 13,812
units (5,997 CDs, 4,984 vinyl, 1,084 cassettes, 356 digital sales and
1,391 sales-equivalent streams).
The lowest tally for a No.1 for 17 weeks, it is nevertheless The
Wombats’ largest first week sales since second album, This Modern
Glitch, sold 23,357 copies debuting and peaking at No.3 in 2011, and is
No.1 on all physical format charts. The Wombats also reached their
previous peak of No.3 with their last album, 2018’s Beautiful People
Will Ruin Your Life, albeit on significantly lower sales of 11,265
A chart regular since 1977, Elvis Costello has his highest charting
studio album since Brutal Youth got to No.2 in 1994, with The Boy Named
If debuting at No.6 (7,603 sales). It is the 67-year-old
singer/songwriter’s 34th Top 75 album, his 14th Top 10 entry and his
third and highest-charting accompanied by The Imposters.
No.1 on debut last week, Dawn FM dips to No.4 (9,744 sales) for The
The rest of the Top 10: = (Equals) (2-2, 10,805 sales) by Ed Sheeran, 30
(3-3, 9,793 sales) by Adele, DS4Ever (4-7, 5,353 sales) by Gunna,
Between Us (6-8, 5,018 sales) by Little Mix, Sour (7-9, 4,992 sales) by
Olivia Rodrigo and The Highlights (9-10, 4,472 sales) by The Weeknd.
Overall album sales are up 2.14% week-on-week to 2,016,015 – 17.73%
above same week 2021 sales of 1,712,372. Physical product accounted for
298,236 sales, 14.79% of the total.