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AKB 48 have their 29th no.1
Thursday, June 14, 2018
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden


It's a remarkable fact, that nine albums on this week's tally have six-digit numbers in sales, the same as in the last Christmas and New Year week, usually the two strongest sales weeks of the year. Three albums of it from South Korea. This country exerts an ever stronger influence on the international music scene. Boy group Wanna One wins this week's chart battle with the impact of their third EP 'Undivided'. The set bows with 364,000 sales, 355,000 of it from the band's native country alone, according to Hanteo. Meanwhile 'Love Yourself Tear' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) falls two slots down at no.4, but with another healthy 228,000 sales, a total of 1,73 million so far. Finally another South Korean boy group, Seventeen, arrives at no.6 this week with an album especially for the Japanese market: 'We Make You' jumps at no.2 there and at no.6 globally with 128,000 sales, according to Oricon. At no.1 in Japan and at no.2 globally with 305,000 sales bows 'Gr8est', the

second compilation by Japanese boy band Kanjani8. Because of the huge competition from Asia, the highly-traded new album by American rap superstar Kanye West lands only at no.3 with 283,000 equivalent sales. 208,000 from the United States alone, according to Nielsen Music / Billboard. Another 22,000 sales were generated in United Kingdom, according to OCC and 14,000 in Canada (Nielsen Music / Billboard). And now, as every week, additional stats from outside the current Top 10 in alphabetic order, the first figure means last week's sales, the second figure the total sales: '1989' by Taylor Swift 10,000 / 10,570,000, '21' by Adele 7,000 / 29,149,000, '24k Magic' by Bruno Mars 18,000 / 4,577,000, '25' by Adele 10,000 / 21,479,000, 'American Teen' by Khalid 24,000 / 2,111,000, 'Anti' by Rihanna 7,000 / 2,545,000, 'Beautiful Trauma' by Pink 20,000 / 2,787,000, 'Beauty Behind The Madness' by The Weeknd 9,000 / 3,202,000, the 'Black Panther' soundtrack 30,000 / 1,313,000, 'Camila' by Camila Cabello 27,000 / 1.175,000, 'Culture II' by Migos 30,000 / 1,303,000, 'Damn.' by Kendrick Lamar 24,000 / 4,537,000, 'Dangerous Woman' by Ariana Grande 8,000 / 2,060,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 65,000 / 12,002,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 42,000 / 3,096,000, the 'Fifty Shades Freed' soundtrack 12,000 / 593,000, 'Golden' by Kylie Minogue 11,000 / 274,000, 'Helene Fischer' by Helene Fischer 9,000 / 1,313,000, 'Illuminate' by Shawn Mendes 15,000 / 2,288,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 9,000 / 7,595,000, 'KOD' by J.Cole 42,000 / 931,000, 'Man Of The Woods' by Justin Timberlake 10,000 / 1,042,000, the 'Moana' soundtrack 14,000 / 2,797,000, 'More Life' by Drake 18,000 / 3,616,000, 'My Dear Melancholy,' by the Weeknd 27,000 / 683,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 32,000 / 827,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber 8,000 / 6,450,000, 'Red Pill Blues' by Maroon 5 34,000 / 941,000, 'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 30,000 / 3,900,000, 'Revival' by Eminem 14,000 / 1,819,000, 'Songs Of Experience' by U2 4,000 / 1,222,000, 'Starboy' by The Weeknd 14,000 / 3,651,000, 'Staying At Tamara's' by George Ezra 22,000 / 351,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 39,000 / 3,183,000, 'Tell Me You Love Me' by Demi Lovato 11,000 / 1,032,000, 'The Beautiful & Damned' by G-Eazy 10,000 / 776,000, 'The Thrill Of It All' by Sam Smith 17,000 / 2,307,000, 'Views' by Drake 15,000 / 4,301,000, 'Voicesnotes' by Charlie Puth 32,000 / 222,000, 'Wildness' by Snow Patrol 33,000 / 108,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 19,000 / 10,885,000.  COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  'Teacher Teacher', the summer single 2018 of the Japanese pop phenomenon AKB 48, bows as expected, easily at no.1 with 669,000 points. It's the 29th global no.1 smash for the idol group. For comparison: Madonna and Elvis Presley had 22 no.1 hits, the Beatles 21 and Michael Jackson 13 no.1's. 'Teacher Teacher' is also the 38th Global Top 10 success for AKB 48, the same number as the Beatles managed. Madonna is still the act with the most Top 10 hits (47), Elvis Presley follows with 43 and Michael Jackson is on the fifth place with 33 hits. Back to this week's hitlist: 'One Kiss' by Scottish DJ Calvin Harris and British singer, songwriter and model Dua Lipa (temporarily) slides down to the runner-up slot with 284,000 points, a 5,5% increase compared to the previous week. Ariana Grande's 'No Tears Left To Cry' sails to no.3 with 238,000 points (down 2%). 'Teacher Teacher' by AKB 48 leads massive nine debuts on the current tally. Second highest new-entry is 'Girls Like You' by Maroon 5. It's third single from their album 'Red Blue Pills' with guest vocals by rap newcomer Cardi B and bows at no.4 with 210,000 points. Three debuts are from Kanye West's new album 'Ye': 'Yikes' arrives at no.16 with 126,000 points, 'All Mine' comes in at no.18 with 119,000 points and 'Ghost Town' bows at no.27 with 88,000 points. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other 'I'll Be There' by Jess Glynne at no.42 and 'Familiar' by Liam Payne and J Balvin at no.54 for their first appearance on the big list.  COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART

40 YEARS AGO ... 'Rivers Of Babylon' by Boney M. led the Global Charts for seven consecutive weeks. It was the biggest success in the career of the exotic German band. The song went to no.3 on the year-end chart 1978 and with a total of 10,734,000 points it ranks at no.40 on the All Time Chart

Billboard Report
Dave Matthews scores seventh no.1 album
Thuesday, June 19, 2018
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

Dave Matthews Band notches its seventh No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as Come Tomorrow launches atop the tally. The set, which was released on June 8 via Bama Rags,

RCA Records, earned 292,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 14, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 285,000 were in traditional album sales — the biggest sales week for a rock album in over four years — since Coldplay’s Ghost Stories bowed with 383,000 copies sold (chart dated June 7, 2014). Come Tomorrow is Dave Matthews Band’s seventh straight studio album to debut at No. 1 — making them the only group to see seven consecutive studio albums bow at No. 1. The band’s hot streak dates back to 1998, when Before These Crowded Streets started at No. 1 — marking the group’s first leader. (Dave Matthews Band has charted many other non-studio albums since 1998 that did not go to No. 1, including a greatest hits package and a bevy of live releases.) Come Tomorrow easily notches the biggest sales week for an album in 2018, with 285,000 copies sold. It surpasses the previous high-water mark of the year, set when

Justin Timberlake's Man of the Woods started with 242,000 copies sold (Feb. 17-dated chart). The last album to sell more in a week before Come Tomorrow was Taylor Swift's reputation., when it bowed with 1.2 million (chart dated Dec. 2, 2017). At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Kids See Ghosts’ self-titled album debuts with 142,000 units, with 79,000 of that sum in traditional album sales. Kids See Ghosts is the duo project from Kanye West and Kid Cudi. The set is the second of a string of weekly releases from West’s G.O.O.D. Music label, following his own chart-topping ye, which falls to No. 5 in its second week (74,000 units; down 65 percent). Country star Dierks Bentley bows at No. 3 with The Mountain (102,000 units; 94,000 in traditional album sales), marking Bentley’s ninth top 10 and his best sales week ever. His previous biggest sales frame was scored with the debut week of his last studio set, Black, in 2016, when it began with 88,000 sold. The Mountain also logs the third-biggest overall week, in units, for a country album in 2018. The only larger overall frames scored by country sets this year have been the starting weeks of Jason Aldean’s Rearview Town (183,000 units) and Keith Urban’s Graffiti U (145,000 units). All three sets were enhanced by sales generated by a concert ticket/album sale redemption program. Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys dips 2-4 with 92,000 units (down 7 percent). Below West's ye at No. 5, Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy slips 5-6 with 46,000 units (down 6 percent), Juice WRLD’s Goodbye & Good Riddance shifts 6-7 with 43,000 units (up 3 percent), and The Greatest Showman soundtrack moves 7-8 with 38,000 units (down 10 percent). Lil Baby’s Harder Than Ever is steady at No. 9 with 34,000 units (down 8 percent), while Shawn Mendes’ self-titled album falls 8-10 with 31,000 units (down 21 percent). Drake's "Nice for What" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, rising from No. 2, for a seventh total week on top. With his latest frame in the lead, Drake passes Michael Jackson for the second-most career weeks logged at No. 1 among solo males (38 vs. 37) in the chart's 59-year history. "Nice," released on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records, revisits the Hot 100's top spot, as it rises 4-3 on Streaming Songs (31.6 million U.S. streams, down 8 percent, in the week ending June 14, according to Nielsen Music), after leading the list for four weeks; 6-4 on Radio Songs (87.5 million in audience in the week ending June 17), becoming Drake's 11th top five hit on the tally; and 10-7 on Digital Song Sales (20,000 downloads sold, down 3 percent, in the week ending June 14), after spending a week at No. 1. Post Malone's "Psycho," featuring Ty Dolla $ign, descends to No. 2 on the Hot 100 after its sole week at the summit. It holds at No. 2 on Radio Songs (98.6 million, essentially even week-over-week) and Digital Song Sales (30,000, down 19 percent) and rises 10-7 on Streaming Songs (26.9 million, down 11 percent). Rounding out the Hot 100's top five, Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin's "I Like It" keep at its No. 3 peak; Drake's "God's Plan" lifts 5-4; and Maroon 5's "Girls Like You," featuring Cardi B, slips to No. 5 from its No. 4 high, while adding top Airplay Gainer honors for a second consecutive week, as it bounds onto Radio Songs at No. 36 (32.1 million, up 93 percent).  COMPLETE CHARTS

The soft reggae tune 'I Can See Clearly Now' by Johnny Nash was a global no.1 smash in 1972.
Now the 14 year-old American singer / songwriter Grace VanderWaal dares a clever reissue

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
'The Greatest  Showman' reigns a 19th week
Monday, June 18, 2018
by Alan Jones, London

Its sales are down again but The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to The Greatest Showman remains far ahead of the pack, topping the chart for the 19th time in 23 weeks, and the fourth week in a row, on consumption of 34,378 units (including 11,030 from sales-equivalent streams). It is the 23rd consecutive week in which it has sold

upwards of 20,000 copies, and raises its cumulative sales to 878,909. 871,888 of those have come in 2018, making it the year’s biggest seller by a margin of more than half a million – Now That’s What I Call Music! 99 is its distant runner-up with sales of 337,223. The Greatest Showman is also close to topping the year-to-date video chart, with sales of 826,736 in four weeks putting it second behind Star Wars: The Last Jedi (867,517 sales). Four new albums debut inside the Top 10, three of them by acts who have previously had No.1s – but The Greatest Showman’s nearest rival is Staying at Tamara’s by George Ezra. The first of four albums that had the temerity to interrupt The Greatest Showman’s reign, when it debuted at the summit 11 weeks ago, Staying At Tamara’s has remained in the top five since release and, with latest single Shotgun itself moving into the top five, the album climbs 3-2, with sales up for the third week in a row at 19,532. 21 last Monday (June

11), Jorja Smith beats many more experienced acts to land the week’s highest new entry with her debut album, Lost & Found, opening its account at No.3 (15,313 sales). A pleasing blend of pop and R&B, the album fulfils the promise that won the Walsall singer/rapper the Critics’ Choice award at this year’s Brits, although she has still to secure a Top 20 single. There are few catalogues more beloved than that of The Beach Boys, and subjecting their iconic songs to symphonic makeovers adding new arrangements from The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – conducted by Steve Sidwell & Sally Herbert under the production of Don Reedman & Nick Patrick – is a bold move, even though it has paid off handsomely for similar projects revitalising the catalogues of Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison. It works for The Beach Boys too, as The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra debuts at No.4 (14,128 sales). It is their 37thchart album in a chart career spanning almost 53 years. While Kanye West’s Ye tumbles 2-10 (8,069 sales)on its second week on the chart, Kids See Ghosts – the eponymously-titled album for his collaboration with Kid Cudi – debuts at No.7 (9,250 sales). Lily Allen falls short of the top two for the first time but extends her run of Top 10 albums to four, with No Shame debuting at No.8 (8,754 sales). The 33 year-old singer/songwriter’s first album Alright, Still debuted and peaked at No.2 (62,701) in 2006, while follow-up It’s Not Me, It’s You attracted 112,568 sales when it opened at No.1 in 2009. Allen’s most recent album, Sheezus, also topped on debut in 2014, with sales of 35,414, helped by the fact it had already spawned three Top 10 hits, and was priced at 99p at Google Play. Alright, Still is Allen’s biggest seller, with a to-date tally of 1,142,062, with It’s Not Me, It’s You in close attendance on 1,070,340 sales and Sheezus way behind on113,054 sales. The rest of this week’s Top 10: Divide (7-5,10,421 sales) by Ed Sheeran, Beer Bongs & Bentleys (6-6, 10,084 sales) by Post Malone and Wildness (5-9, 8,338 sales) by Snow Patrol. Overall album sales are up 5.28% week-on-week at 1,812,577, 2.62% above same week 2017 sales of 1,766,315. Streaming accounted for 977,457 sales – 53.93% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are up 11.21% week-on-week at 835,120, 19.98% below same week 2017 sales of 1,043,666. After eight straight weeks at No.1, Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa’s One Kiss retreats to No.7 (27,542 sales), the latest victim of ACR, which saw the value of its sales-equivalent streams halved. On a level playing field, it would still be No.1, with sales for the latest week of 46,159. Its enforced abdication created a vacancy for the seventh new No.1 on 2018, and the battle for supremacy pitched two acts who had their first No.1 together, against one another. Rather Be opened at No.1 in February 2014, spending four weeks at the summit for Clean Bandit – who had two more minor hits previously – and Jess Glynne, for whom it was the maiden hit. It remains the biggest hit of both acts’ careers, with a to-date tally of 2,336,387 sales. Both acts have been climbing the chart with their latest hits, and it is Glynne who gets bragging rights, as her 13th hit, I’ll Be There, advances 2-1 (37,959sales, including 25,356 from sales-equivalent streams) to deny Clean Bandit’s 12th hit, Solo (feat. Demi Lovato), which closed the gap consistently throughout the week, and leaps 6-2 (37,061 sales). Another former Clean Bandit collaborator, Anne-Marie, remains at No.3 with 2002 (35,395 Sales). I’ll Be There is Glynne’s third solo No.1 - following 2015 hits Hold My Hand and Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself – and her seventh No.1 in total, a record for a UK female. Glynne joins Tinie Tempah and the outgoing Calvin Harris, who have also had seven, as the artists with most No.1s in the 2010s. However, I’ll Be There’s consumption total is the lowest for a No.1 single since August 2008 – 515 charts and nearly 10 years ago – when Kid Rock’s All Summer Long was No.1 on sales of 37,111 copies, all paid-for. Nine months after it was released, and five months after it first dented the Top 75, Tom Walker’s introductory hit, Leave A Light On, surges 16-8 (25,798 sales) to make its Top 10 debut. The track has benefitted enormously from being featured as the sound bed to the current Sony Bravia OLED TV commercial, from the release of an acoustic version and from 59p pricing at iTunes. 12,853 of its consumption tally comes from paid-for sales, where it is the biggest seller, toppling Jess Glynne’s I’ll Be There. Also new to theTop 10, after six weeks in the teens, is I Like It (13-9, 24,550 sales) by Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin. It is the first Top 10 hit for Bad Bunny, and the second for Cardi B and J Balvin – both of whom are also approaching the top tier with other collaborations: his Familiar single with Liam Payne jumps18-14 (20,120 sales), while her Maroon 5 pairing Girls Like You moves 28-16(18,668 sales). George Ezra scores his third Top 5 single, with Shotgun up 8-4 (33,583 sales), while Better Now (7-6, 29,153 sales) is at a new high for Post Malone. Completing the Top 10: No Tears Left To Cry (5-5, 30,753 sales) by Ariana Grande and Flames (9-10,24,274 sales) by David Guetta feat. Sia. Overall singles sales are up 0.61% week-on-week at 16,776,536, 28.43% above same week 2017 sales of 13,062,426. Streams accounted for 15,812,459 sales, 94.25% of the total. Paid-for sales are down 1.71% week-on-week at 964,077, and are 26.62% below same week 2017 sales of 1,313,846. They are below same-week, previous-year sales for the 254th week in a row.  COMPLETE CHARTS

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