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'Revolution Radio' roars to the summit
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden

Eleven years ago, in 2005, the American punk rock band Green Day landed the biggest selling album of the year with 'American Idiot'. In that year the set moved nearly 8 million copies alone, a total of around 15 million to date. The album was driven by huge single decouplings, like 'Boulevard Of Broken Dreams'  (also the hit of the year 2005), 'Wake Me Up When September Ends' or the title song. Now the twelfth studio album 'Revolution Radio' starts at no.1 globally with 206,000 sales, 90,100 of it in the United States alone (according to Nielsen Music), another 29,500 in United Kingdom (Music Week), estimated 20,000 in Germany (GfK / Media Control), 12,100 in Japan (Oricon), 8,900 in Canada (Nielsen Music),  6,600 in Australia (ARIA). Last week's chart-leader 'Fantôme', the ninth studio album by Japanese / American singer and songwriter Hikaru Utada, slides one slot at no.2 with another 112,000 copies sold, a 58% sales decline compared to the previous week and a total of 377,000 copies after two weeks at

retail. Second highest debut of the week is Norah Jones' sixth studio effort 'Day Breaks'. It arrives at no.3 with 108,000 sales. Unforgettable her debut album 'Come Away With Me' from 2002. The eight-times Grammy-decorated set sold nearly 25 million copies to date and it's the third most successful album of the 21st century, behind Adele's '21' from 2011 (28 million) and the Beatles-compilation '1' from 2000 (33 million). 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 6,000 / 9,716,000, '21' by Adele 7,000 / 28,260,000, '22, A Million' by Bon Iver 32,000 / 147,000, '25' by Adele 27,000 / 19,135,000, 'A Head Full Of Dreams' by Coldplay 21,000 / 3,660,000, 'A Moon Shaped Pool' by Radiohead 8,000 / 1,064,000, 'Anti' by Rihanna 9,000 / 1,357,000, 'Beauty Behind The Madness' by The Weeknd 7,000 / 2,272,000, 'Blonde' by Frank Ocean 8,000 / 495,000, 'Blurryface' by Twenty One Pilots 30,000 / 1,936,000, 'California' by Blink 182 5,000 / 552,000, 'Cleopatra' by the Lumineers 7,000 / 471,000, 'Dangerous Woman' by Ariana Grande 18,000 / 863,000, 'Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway' by Barbra Streisand 15,000 / 401,000, 'Encore Un Soir' by Celine Dion 26,000 / 654,000, 'Glory' by Britney Spears 9,000 / 266,000, 'Immortalized' by Disturbed 11,000 / 1,013,000, 'Keep Me Singing' by Van Morrison 27,000 / 87,000, 'Lemonade' by Beyoncé 16,000 / 2,525,000, 'Live At The Hollywood Bowl' by the Beatles 15,000 / 200,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber 20,000 / 5,067,000, 'Revival' by Selena Gomez 3,000 / 830,000, 'Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie' by Volbeat 7,000 / 514,000, '7/27' by Fifth Harmony 6,000 / 371,000, 'Skeleton Tree' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 17,000 / 203,000, the 'Suicide Squad' soundtrack 27,000 / 627,000, 'The Getaway' by Red Hot Chili Peppers 26,000 / 1,055,000, 'This Is Acting' by Sia 15,000 / 1,045,000, 'View' by Drake 19,000 / 2,445,000, 'Wild World' by Bastille 14,000 / 192,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 11,000 / 8,591,000, 'Young As The Morning Old As The Sea' by Passenger 15,000 / 93,000  COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  No change atop the Global Track Chart: 'Closer' by American DJ duo Chainsmokers scores a seventh non-consecutive week with another 401,000 points, a little 1% decrease compared to the previous week. With a total of 3,931,000 points after 11 weeks on the tally, it climbs to no.14 on the year-to-date list. Biggest success of the year so far is still 'One Dance' by Drake feat. WizKid & Kyla with 7,589,000 points (this week at no.21 with 105,000 points). Highest debut of the week is Bruno Mars' '24k Magic', first sign and title track of his upcoming third album. The tune arrives at no.5 with 223,000 points. Sandwiched between 'Closer' and '24k Magic' are 'Starboy' by the Weeknd feat. Daft Punk at no.2 (up 8% to 301,000 points), 'Let Me Love You' by DJ Snake feat. Justin Bieber at no.3 (up 4% to 286,000 points), and 'Heathens' by Twenty One Pilots at no.4 (down 0,5% to 230,000 points). Outside the Top 40 waiting among other 'Ain't My Fault' by Zara Larsson at no.42, 'Human' by Rag'n'Bone Man at no.43, 'Lost On You' by LP at no.45, and 'Final Song' by Mř at no.51 for their first appearance on the big list.  COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART

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Billboard Report
Chainsmokers' 'Closer' tops a ninth week
Thuesday, October 18, 2016
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

Green Day rocks the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 with its third chart-topping album, Revolution Radio. The band’s 12th studio effort enters atop the list with 95,000 equivalent album units

earned in the week ending Oct. 13, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 90,000 were in traditional album sales. Green Day last led the Billboard 200 more than seven years ago, with 21st Century Breakdown. That set debuted atop the chart dated May 30, 2009 and spent one week in the penthouse. Before that, the band's first No. 1, American Idiot, racked up three nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 back in 2004 and 2005. After 21st Century Breakdown, the band’s next studio project was the expansive Uno!, Dos!, Tre! series -- three studio albums released in quick succession in late 2012. Uno! and Dos! debuted and peaked at Nos. 2 and 9, respectively, while Tre! missed the top 10, peaking at No. 13 (its opening frame). Back on the new Billboard 200, Norah Jones collects her sixth top 10 effort, as Day Breaks bows at No. 2 with 47,000 units (44,000 in traditional album sales). Her last solo studio album, 2012’s Little Broken Hearts, launched at No. 2 with 110,000 copies sold. Day Breaks also enters at No. 1

on the Jazz Albums chart, giving the artist her second leader on the tally. She was last atop the list back in 2004, when her debut effort Come Away With Me wrapped a run of 115 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1. OneRepublic notches its highest charting album ever on the Billboard 200, as Oh My My bows at No. 3 with 46,000 units (35,000 in traditional album sales). The band first hit the top 10 with its last effort, 2013’s Native, debuting and peaking at No. 4 from a 60,000-sales start. Before that, 2009’s Waking Up peaked at No. 21 in its opening frame (in the thick of the very competitive Christmas shopping season), and the group’s debut effort, Dreaming Out Loud, peaked at No. 14 back in 2008. Drake’s Views dips one rung to No. 4 on the new

Billboard 200, with 43,000 units (down 9 percent) and the Suicide Squad soundtrack falls a spot to No. 5 with 37,000 units (down 1 percent). Solange’s A Seat at the Table descends from No. 1 to No. 6 in its second week with 34,000 units (down 53 percent). Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface rises one position to No. 7 with 29,000 units (up 15 percent), following the band’s performance on the Oct. 8 edition of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Rock band Alter Bridge is back in the top 10 for the first time in more than 12 years, as The Last Hero debuts at No. 8 with 28,000 units (27,000 in traditional album sales). The group was last in the top 10 way back in 2004, when its first effort One Day Remains debuted and peaked at No. 5 on the Aug. 28, 2004-dated list. After that, the band notched three more top 20-charting sets with Blackbird (No. 13 in 2007), AB III (No. 17 in 2010) and Fortress (No. 12 in 2013). The Last Hero also opens at No. 1 on the Independent Albums chart, the band’s first leader on the tally. Alt-rock duo Phantogram claims its highest-charting album on the Billboard 200 and best sales week yet, as its third full-length studio effort, Three, starts at No. 9 with 25,000 units (23,000 in traditional album sales). The act (comprised of Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter) saw its last set Voices top out at No. 11 in 2014 (off a 21,000 sales start), while its 2010 debut effort Eyelid Movies missed the chart. (Between its first and second album, however, the act logged entries with a pair of EPs: Nightlife and a self-titled set, which reached Nos. 122 and 155, respectively.) Rounding out the latest top 10 is Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman, slipping three spots to No. 10 with 25,000 units (down 5 percent). The Chainsmokers continue to top the Billboard Hot 100, as "Closer," feat. Halsey, leads for a ninth week. "Closer" remains the top-selling, most-streamed and most-heard song on radio in the U.S. It leads the Digital Song Sales chart (111,000 downloads, down 10 percent in the week ending Oct.13, according to Nielsen Music) and the Streaming Song chart (33,2 million U.S. streams, down 6 percent) for a ninth week each. It also tops the Radio song ranking for a third frame (148 million in airplay audience, up 4 percent, in the week ending Oct.16). The Weeknd's "Starboy", feat. Daft Punk, holds at its No.2 high on the Hot 100. It keeps at No.2 on Streaming Songs (25,6 million, down 5 percent), dips 2-3 on Digital Song (86,000, down 7 percent) and pushes 8-7 on Radio Songs (101 million, up 17 percent). Twenty One Pilots' "Heathens" is steady at No.3 on the Hot 100 after logging four weeks at its No.2 peak. It holds at no.2 on Radio Songs (127 million, up 6 percent) and retreats 3-4 on Digital Song Sales (although up 8 percent to 79,000) and 4-5 on Streaming Songs (16,5 million, down 13 percent).  COMPLETE CHARTS

is an Icelandic folk / rock / blues band, formed in 2012. The band consists of JJ Julius Son (vocals, guitar), Davíđ Antonsson (percussion, vocals), Daníel Ćgir Kristjánsson (bass guitar), and Rubin Pollock (guitar, vocals). The band's first major public appearance was at Iceland Airwaves Music Festival in November 2012. They gained fame after their song "Vor í Vaglaskógi" got heavy rotation on Icelandic state broadcaster RÚV's radio station Rás 2 and was featured on the station's top 10 list. This song is also featured in the first episode of the TV series Trapped. In 2014, the band gained further attention with their single "All the Pretty Girls", which garnered over 23 million streams on Spotify. In early 2015, Kaleo signed with Atlantic Records and now their 2nd album 'A/B' is out and starts at no.17 globally this week with 31,000 sales.   >> source: Wikipedia - click the picture to see the video

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
James Arthur stays at number one for a third week
Monday, October 17, 2016
by Alan Jones, London

Increasing both paid-for downloads (49,426) and streaming sales (56,177) to new peaks as it hit a combined tally of 105,603 - the highest for a No.1 for 22 weeks - James Arthur's Say You Won't Let Go surges further ahead of the chasing pack on its third straight week atop the singles chart, equalling the amount of time his 2012 debut smash

Impossible spent at the summit. Arthur's nearest challenger is The Chainsmokers' Closer (feat. Halsey), which topped the chart for four weeks before he dethroned it, and which now rallies 3-2, thanks primarily to an unexpected 33.17% increase in paid-for sales week-on-week, ending four weeks of losses. Its overall sales of 69,052 are up 7.28% week-on-week. Scoring his first new hit since Mark Ronson collaboration Uptown Funk!, which spent seven weeks at No.1 and has sold 2,493,957 copies in a little under two years, Bruno Mars debuts at No.9 (35,648 sales) with 24K Magic. The introductory single from his upcoming album of the same name, it delivers Mars his 10th Top 10 singles. Continuing to make upwards progress there are new Top 10 peaks this week for Side To Side (5-4, 43,077 sales) by Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj, and The Greatest (8-5, 42,333 sales) by Sia feat. Kendrick Lamar. The rest of the Top 10: Starboy (2-3, 64,790 sales) by The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk, My Way (4-6, 41,262 sales) by

Calvin Harris, Let Me Love You (6-7, 40,118 sales) by DJ Snake feat. Justin Bieber, Cold Water (7-8, 37,409 sales) by Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber & MŘ, and Dancing On My Own (10-10, 30,134 sales) by Calum Scott. Overall singles sales are up 0.45% week-on-week at 10,214,766. Streams accounted for 8,670,390 sales, a record 84.88% of the total. Paid-for sales are down 2.46% week-on-week at 1,544,376 – 23.28% below same week 2015 sales of 2,013,077 and below same-week, previous-year sales for the 166th week in a row. In a week when the record for most Top 10 debuts is equalled, Green Day lead the mass influx, topping the chart for the third time in their career with 12th studio album, Revolution Radio. With first week sales of 30,880 (including 1,410 from streams)

Revolution Radio is far ahead of the chasing pack but well below the opening tallies of 89,385 and 79,770 that produced their previous No.1 debuts via American Idiot (2004) and 21st Century Breakdown (2009) respectively. It is even further below their record weekly sale of 104,790 set by American Idiot on its 14th week in the chart, in the sales period immediately prior to Christmas 2004. Revolution Radio is Green Day's first album since they released a trio of studio albums in less than three months in 2012, with ˇTré!, the third and last album in the trilogy arriving at number 31 (23,981 sales) just 11 weeks after ˇUno!, the first album, debuted at number two on sales of 42,651 copies, and four weeks after the second ˇDos! debuted at number 10 (24,613 sales). ˇUno! has thus far sold 125,531 copies, with ˇDos! on 91,870 sales, and ˇTré! on 62,457. American Idiot is by far the band's biggest seller, with a to-date tally of 2,171,058 sales, followed by their third album Dookie, which gave them their breakthrough in 1994, and has sold 966,575 copies, despite peaking at No.13. Including live albums and compilations, Green Day have placed 14 albums in the Top 75, and eight in the Top 10. He has had 23 Top 75 albums with his late brothers Robin and Maurice as part of the phenomenally successful Bee Gees, but Barry Gibb makes his first solo chart appearance this week with In The Now debuting at No.2 on sales of 15,017 copies. Written with his sons Ashley and Stephen, it is only 70-year-old Gibb's second solo album, coming more than 32 years after the first, Now Voyager, peaked short of the Top 75. Its high debut follows a TV and radio blitz by Gibb, which also helps The Ultimate Bee Gees compilation to soar 114-39 (2,070 sales), its highest position since it debuted and peaked at No.19 almost seven years ago. Floridian hard rock quartet Alter Bridge achieve the highest chart position of their career, and their third straight Top 10 entry, debuting at No.3 (13,733 sales) with fifth studio album, The Last Hero. Completing an all new top four - the third in as many weeks, a new record - Leeds indie band Kaiser Chiefs maintain their record of making the Top 10 with every release, as sixth album Stay Together debuts at No.4 (11,917 sales). They reached No.1 with second album Yours Truly, Angry Mob on sales of 151,139 and returned to the summit with last album, Education, Education, Education And War on sales of 23,767 in 2014. First single Wherever I Go peaked at No.29 in May and Kids got to No.60 in August but OneRepublic's fourth album Oh My My opens significantly higher at No.6 (9,164 sales) and gives them their highest chart placing since first release Dreaming Out Loud debuted and peaked at No.2 in 2008 on sales of 40,688 copies. Establishing his exact age is difficult but one thing we can be sure of is that his new album Keepin' The Horse Between Me And The Ground (No.8, 6,444 sales) is blues musician Seasick Steve's fifth Top 10 entry. His eighth studio album, it is the follow-up to Sonic Soul Surfer, which debuted and peaked at No.4 (13,227 sales) a little over 18 months ago. Wikipedia suggests he may be 75 or 76 but Norwegian tax records suggest a more conservative 65, based on a birth date of 19 March 1951. Norah Jones topped the chart with her first three albums, released between 2002 and 2007, and nearly a decade on her sixth album, Day Breaks, debuts at No.9 (6,107 sales). Her first album, Come Away With Me, has sold significantly more copies than all of the rest added together, with a to-date tally of 2,556,651 but it was follow-up Feels Like Home that snared her best-ever weekly sale, shifting 235,890 copies the week it was released in 2004. Veteran rock trio Feeder fell short of the Top 10 with their last two albums but return to the top tier with ninth studio album All Bright Electric. Opening at No.10 (5,953 sales) it is their seventh Top 10 album in all, of which the biggest sellers are their 2006 compilation The Singles (517,493 sales) and fourth studio album Comfort In Sound, which dates from 2002, and has sold 506,127 copies. The only previous occasion on which eight of the Top 10 albums were new entries was on 15 November 2013, when Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP blitzed to 143,034 sales in less than five days to top the only ever all new top seven that also included debuts from James Arthur, Tinie Tempah, Andre Rieu, The Overtones, Shane Filan and Elvis Presley. The eighth Top 10 debut, at No.9 was by The Wanted. With only Craig David's Following My Intuition (1-5, 9,866 sales) and The Shires' My Universe (3-7, 7,036 sales) still in the Top 10 from last week. Overall album sales are down 3.52% week-on-week at 1,514,426. Streaming accounted for 537,575 sales – 35.50% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 5.99% week-on-week at 976,851, and are 9.53% below same week 2015 sales of 1,079,774.  COMPLETE CHARTS

Oricon Album Chart
No.1  Hikaru Utada 'Fantôme'

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GfK Track Chart
No.1  Rag'n'Bone Man 'Human'

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