'Save Your Tears' remains at no.1
Thursday, May 13, 2021
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
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remix with the additional voice of Ariana Grande, The Weeknd's 'Save
Your Tears' remains for a second week atop the Global Track Chart
with 342,000 points, down 19% compared to the previous week. The
song leads also the (not published) Global Airplay Chart with 85,000
points and holds the runner-up slot on the year-to-date list with a
total of 4,127,000 points, behind Olivia Rodrigo's 'Drivers License'
with 4,683,000 points. Back to this week's tally, where 'Peaches' by
Justin Bieber ranks still at no.2 with 333,000 points (down 3,5%)
and 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name)' by Lil Nas X follows at no.3
with 295,000 points (down 5%). Highest debut of the week comes from
Billie Eilish: 'Your Power', the third single from her upcoming
album 'Happier Than Ever', bows at no.7 globally with 215,000
points. The folk-ballad was written as usual by herself and brother
Finneas O'Connell. 'Dance Monkey' by Tones And I left the Top 40
weeks... an unique historic record! The song debuted on August
24, 2019 at no.39 and was short time later 16 weeks at no.1. Outside our
weekly Top 40 waiting among other 'El Makinon' by Karol G & Mariah
Angeliq at no.49, 'Arcade' by Duncan Laurence at
no.51, and 'Beat Box' by SpotemGottem | Pooh
Shiesty | Da Baby at
no.56 for their first appearance on the big list.
'Romanticize', the fourth studio album by the South Korean boy group
Nu'Est, storms atop this week's Global Album Chart with 194,000
equivalent sales. It's already the eighth South Korean album, which
tops the tally this year. For comparison: there were only four
albums from the United States at no.1 ('Evermore' and 'Fearless' by
Taylor Swift, 'Dangerous: The Double Album' by Morgan Wallen, and
'Medicine At Midnight' by the Foo Fighters), and one album each from
Japan ('1st' by SixTones) and Canada ('Justice' by Justin Bieber).
Also new this week American rapper Moneybagg Yo with his fourth
studio album 'A Gangsta's Pain' at no.2 (113,000 sales) and South
Korean boy band Day6 with their seventh EP 'The Book Of Us:
Negentropy' at no.6 (74,000 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 13,000 / 12,028,000,
'21' by Adele 8,000 / 30,584,000, '25' by Adele 8,000 / 22,885,000,
the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 12,000 / 6,584,000, 'After Hours' by
The Weeknd 62,000 / 4,173,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott
5,916,000, 'BE' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 41,000 / 4,860,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone
20,000 / 7,876,000,
'Blackpink - The Album' by Blackpink 6,000 / 1,640,000, 'Blame It On Baby' by DaBaby
15,000 / 1,991,000, 'Chemtrails Over The Country Club' by Lana Del
Rey 28,000 / 373,000,
'Dancing With The Devil (Art Of Starting Over)' by Demi Lovato
32,000 / 246,000, 'Dangerous: The Double Album' by Morgan Wallen
59,000 / 1,768,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD
19,000 / 2,772,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran
27,000 / 17,275,000,
'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 28,000 /
4,420,000, 'Eternal Atake' by Lill Uzi Vert 14,000 / 2,406,000,
'Evermore' by Taylor Swift 29,000 / 1,837,000, 'Fine
Line' by Harry Styles 50,000 / 4,986,000, 'Folklore' by Taylor Swift
30,000 / 3,828,000, the 'Frozen
II' soundtrack 9,000 / 2,583,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice
WRLD 26,000 / 4,573,000, the soundtrack of the Original Hollywood Cast
to 'Hamilton: An American Musical' 22,000 / 3,743,000,
'Hollywood's Bleeding' by Post Malone 35,000 / 6,415,000, 'Legends
Never Die' by Juice WRLD 40,000 / 3,516,000, 'Lover' by Taylor Swift
4,457,000, 'Map Of The Soul: 7' by
BTS (Bangtan Boys) 16,000 / 6,814,000, 'Medicinie At Midnight' 11,000
/ 493,000, 'Music To Be Murdered By' by
Eminem 15,000 / 2,539,000, 'My Turn' by Lil Baby 30,000 / 3,092,000, 'No.6 Collaborations' by Ed Sheeran
/ 4,223,000, 'Plastic
Hearts' by Miley Cyrus 14,000 / 818,000, 'Positions' Ariana Grande
47,000 / 2,056,000, 'Power Up' by AC/DC
10,000 / 1,447,000,
'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 18,000 / 5,531,000,
Drake 20,000 / 7,393,000, 'Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon' by
Pop Smoke 60,000 / 4,488,000,
'Stoney' by Post Malone 15,000 /
6,376,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 10,000 / 4,391,000, 'The
Greatest Showman' soundtrack 15,000 / 8,698,000, 'The Highlights' by
The Weeknd 44,000 / 854,000, 'The Voice' by Lil
Durk 23,000 / 728,000, 'When We All Fall
Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish 40,000 / 8,322,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran
5,000 / 12,694,000.
GLOBAL NO.1 - 50 YEARS AGO
... "Rose Garden" was written in 1967 by musician Joe South. It was
first recorded by Billy Joe Royal. Versions by South himself and Dobie Gray
appeared shortly after the original. Gray's version became a minor hit in North
America in 1969. In 1970, Lynn Anderson recorded "Rose Garden" after hearing
South's original version. However, Anderson's producer rejected the song's
recording because he did not consider it to be a female tune. After much
convincing, the song was eventually recorded and released as a single in October
1970 ... and becoming one of the biggest country smash hits ever. "Rose Garden"
topped the charts in Germany, Australia, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, New
Zealand, Norway, Finland, and Ireland, furthermore it went to no.3 in the United
States and United Kingdom. On the Year-End Chart 1971 "Rose Garden" placed at
no.2 behind George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" with 7,760,000 points.
DJ Khaled lands third no.1 album on Billboard 200
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
DJ Khaled nets his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as Khaled Khaled
debuts atop the list. The 14-track album was released on April 30 via We the
Epic Records and
features a galaxy of guest stars, ranging from Drake and Jay-Z to Justin
Timberlake and Justin Bieber. Khaled Khaled starts with 93,000 equivalent album
units earned in the U.S. in the week ending May 6, according to MRC Data.Khaled
Khaled follows DJ Khaled’s previous leaders, Grateful (in 2017) and Major Key
(2016), both of which also boasted a bevy of A-list collaborators.
Of Khaled Khaled’s 93,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week
ending May 6, SEA units comprise 76,000 (equaling 106.87 million on-demand
streams of the album’s tracks), album sales comprise 14,000 and TEA units
comprise 3,000. Khaled Khaled was preceded by a pair of top 10-charting songs on
the Billboard Hot 100 chart, both featuring Drake: “Popstar” and “Greece,” which
reached Nos. 3 and 8, respectively, on the Aug. 1, 2020-dated chart.
The next five albums on the Billboard 200 are all former No. 1s:
Moneybagg Yo’s A
Gangsta’s Pain slips 1-2 in its second week (70,000 equivalent
album units earned; down 37%),
Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album is a non-mover at No. 3 (53,000;
Justin Bieber’s Justice rises 5-4 (42,000; down 12%),
the Slime Language 2 project led by Young Thug falls 2-5 (40,000; down 34%) and
Rod Wave’s SoulFly is steady at No. 6 (a little more than 35,000; down 11%).
Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia rises 8-7 for its 12th straight week in the top 10,
earning nearly 35,000 units (down less than 1%). The album debuted at No. 4 on
the April 11, 2020-dated chart, then spent two more weeks in the top 10 (April
18-25) before falling out of the region until the Feb. 27, 2021-dated chart,
when it began its current top 10 streak.
Pop Smoke’s former No. 1 Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon rises 10-8 on the
new Billboard 200 with 32,000 equivalent album units earned (down 2%).
The Weeknd’s previous leader After Hours dips 7-9 with nearly 32,000 units (down
Thomas Rhett rounds out the new top 10 with the No. 10 debut of his latest
studio album Country Again (Side A). Of that sum, SEA units comprise 15,000
(equaling 19.34 million on-demand streams of the album’s tracks), album sales
comprise 14,000 and TEA units comprise 1,000. The album was led by the single
“What’s Your Country Song?” which marked his 16th No. 1 on the Country Airplay
chart (dated March 27) and his second leader on the Hot Country Songs chart.
The Weeknd and Ariana Grande's "Save Your Tears" spends a second week at No. 1
on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. The track, originally released solely by
The Weeknd on his 2020 album After Hours, topped the tally for the first time a
week earlier following the release of its remix with Grande.
"Save Your Tears," released on XO / Republic Records, holds atop the Hot 100 with
22.4 million streams (down 26%) and 8,500 downloads sold (down 53%) in the week
ending May 6, according to MRC Data. It also attracted 68.5 million radio
airplay audience impressions (up 1%) in the week ending May 9.
A week earlier, following the April 23 release of its remix with Grande, "Tears"
surged by 111% to 30.4 million streams and 265% to 18,000 sold.
The track dips 2-3 on Radio Songs and 2-5 on Streaming Songs and falls from No.
1 to No. 4 on the Digital Song Sales chart.
"Leave the Door Open" by Silk Sonic, the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak,
holds at No. 2 on the Hot 100, four weeks after reaching No. 1. It logs a fourth
week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (80.9 million, up 5%), while leading Hot R&B Songs
for a seventh week and Hot R&B / Hip-Hop Songs for a third frame; both charts use
the same methodology as the Hot 100.
Justin Bieber's "Peaches," featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon, keeps at No. 3 on
the Hot 100, six weeks after it debuted at No. 1. The song claims the Hot 100's
top Airplay Gainer award for a sixth consecutive week (up 15% to 70.7 million).
Dua Lipa's "Levitating," featuring DaBaby, hits a new No. 4 Hot 100 high, rising
from No. 5, as it continues to be a prominent source for soundtracking clips on
TikTok. It likewise ranks in the Radio Songs top five for the first time (7-4;
51 million, up 16%, after previously peaking at No. 6 in January; it hit a
weekly high of 55.4 million in February). It reaches a new No. 2 best on Digital
Song Sales, up from No. 4 (9,700, down 11%), and keeps at its No. 6 peak on
Streaming Songs (21.8 million, up 2%).
Doja Cat's "Kiss Me More," featuring SZA, ascends to the Hot 100's top five,
lifting 6-5 with 25.9 million in airplay audience (up 12%); 25.6 million streams
(up 6%); and 4,700 sold, essentially even week-over-week. Doja Cat notches her
second top five Hot 100 hit, among two top 10s, after "Say So," featuring Nicki
Minaj, topped the May 16, 2020, chart. SZA makes her first visit to the top
five, among four top 10s.
Polo G's "Rapstar" descends 4-6 on the Hot 100 after arriving and spending its
first two weeks on the chart at No. 1. It rules Streaming Songs (29.5 million,
down 15%) and the multi-metric Hot Rap Songs ranking for a fourth week each.
Masked Wolf's "Astronaut in the Ocean" returns to its No. 7 Hot 100 best, from
No. 8, as it becomes his first No. 1 on Digital Song Sales (2-1; 11,000, down
Lil Nas X's "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" retreats 7-8 on the Hot 100, five
weeks after it launched at No. 1.
Billie Eilish's "Your Power" debuts at No. 9 on the Hot 100 following its first
full week of availability. Released at 12 p.m. ET April 29, it enters the chart
with 22.2 million streams and 4,200 sold in the April 30-May 6 tracking week. It
also drew 9.6 million in airplay audience in the week ending May 9. It starts at
No. 4 on Streaming Songs and No. 17 on Digital Song Sales.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, The Kid LAROI and Miley Cyrus' "Without You"
blasts from No. 23, its prior best, to No. 10 following the April 30 release of
its remix with Cyrus. It hits the top 10 with 12.5 million streams (up 54%) and
7,600 sold (up 218%) in the week ending May 6, good for the Hot 100's top
Streaming and Sales Gainer honors. It also drew 43.5 million in airplay audience
(up 9%) in the week ending May 9. It surges 50-5 on Digital Song Sales for its
first week in the top 10 and concurrently hits the Radio Songs top 10, roaring
13-6. On Streaming Songs it re-enters at No. 21, likewise a new high.
Record Of The Month
The 25 year-old British musician Thomas Grennan found fame as guest vocalist on
'All Goes Wrong' by Chase & Status, which was featured as the hottest record on
Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show. Some weeks ago his second studio album 'Evering
Road' landed atop the British Album Chart. The lift-off 'Little Bit Of Love' is
currently a Top 10 hit in United Kingdom.
Tion Wayne has his first number one
Monday, May 10, 2021
by Alan Jones, London
A narrow lead on first sales flashes eventually widened into a chasm,
and it means that after a six-week climb Body by Tion Wayne and Russ
Millions is by some distance the new No.1. The single almost doubles in
consumption and posts 71,208 chart sales this week. 69,677 of these are
from an astonishing 10.7m streams, notably
well over 3m of them via video platforms. The all-star 'remix'
version of the track accounts for fully 68% of Body’s overall
consumption. Russ' previous hit Gun Lean is generally acknowledged as
the first Drill hit to reach the British Top 10 so it seems only fitting
that he should also be one of the performers of the genre's first true
Rap of wildly divergent styles dominates the Top 3 this week. Lil Nas
X's Montero (Call Me By Your Name) slides to No.2 (50,290 sales - making
it only the second track this year to top 50k and not be No.1), but
rising to meet him are Doja Cat and SZA with Kiss Me More which ascends
to a new peak of No.3 (39,136 sales). It is Doja's second Top 3 hit but
SZA's biggest to date, surpassing her turn on Kendrick Lamarr's No.5 hit
All The Stars in 2018. Meanwhile Justin Bieber and friends slide to No.4
with Peaches (36,877 sales).
As has now become routine a new Billie Eilish track becomes highest
new entry of the week.
Arriving in the same week her Vogue cover shoot
displayed an entirely new side of her, Your Power slides effortlessly
into the charts at No.5 (36,087 sales) to become the teenager's seventh
Top 10 hit single, her fifth to reach the Top 5. It is officially the
third single to be lifted from her forthcoming second album Happier Than
Ever, slated for a July release.
Top of the Hot 100 in America, Save Your Tears from The Weeknd does
indeed enjoy the delayed gratification we spoke of last week as the four
month old hit resets to SCR and leaps to No.8 (29,741 sales) to finally
become the Canadian's tenth Top 10 single in this country, fully ten
weeks after it first topped out at No.11. Streams of the Ariana Grande
duet version account for 57% of the track's sales although prevailing
chart rules mean (unlike in America) she is not added to its credits.
The singles market dips marginally to 22,658,935 although this is now
the eighth week in a row the number has topped the 22 million mark
indicating this has now become the new baseline level. Paid sales rise
for the second week running, up almost 8.5% week on week to 395,588 and
their highest level for four weeks. It has been an absurdly busy week for in-demand
new releases. Eight of this week’s Top 10 albums are accounted for by
new entries and, perhaps inevitably, for the 38th week running Britain
has a new No.1 album. Royal Blood will grab most of the headlines as
they emerge triumphant from the melee with their third chart-topping
album. Typhoons maintains their impressive 100% career strike rate as it
follows its two predecessors straight to the top with a chart sale of
31,992 – the latest No.1 album to outsell the rest of the Top 5 put
A range of coloured vinyl formats helps the release to a physical sale
of 24,055, but Typhoons also performed notably well at streaming too,
DSP consumption accounting for 4,483 sales making it the third
most-streamed album of the week. Royal Blood’s self-titled debut opened
with sales of 65,812 in 2014, with their second album How Did We Get So
Dark posting 48,447 in its first week on sale three years later.
Their first release in three years, Coral Island is a landmark 10th
studio album from The Coral, an expansive concept album initially
considered for two separate releases before being combined into one
two-disc package. Charting at No.2 (8,936 sales), it’s the band’s sixth
Top 10 album and their first for some considerable time. Roots & Echoes
from 2008 was their last release to land in the upper reaches, and
indeed they have not charted this high since Magic And Medicine gave
them their only No.1 record back in 2003.
A souvenir of the commemorative all-star concert held at the Royal
Albert Hall in February 2020, Celebrate The Music Of Peter Green lands
with some style at No.3 (7,932 sales). Credited to Mick Fleetwood And
Friends and available in a variety of standard and super-deluxe physical
formats, it is effectively the first-ever chart album from the long-time
Fleetwood Mac drummer, his previous solo credited offerings having
failed to trouble the printed listings until today.
An all-new Top 4 is completed by Birdy whose Young Heart album becomes
her third Top 10 record in a row, arriving in fourth place with 6,497
sales. Last week’s No.1 Surrounded By Time from Tom Jones survives for a
second week in the Top 5 (No.5, 6,086 sales) putting it just ahead of
Fortitude, the seventh studio album from French metal group Gojira.
Charting at No.6 (5,969), it becomes far and away the highest-charting
album of their career. Their previous career best was Magma (2016) which
peaked at No.24 and remains, for now, their biggest seller in this
country with 25,617 sales to its name.
There’s room for at least one chart debut this week courtesy of Girl In
Red – the performing alias of Norwegian producer and songwriter Marie
Ulven. If I Could Make It Go Quiet, the first full release from the
rising star, ends the week at No.7 (5,817 sales). Pink Floyd albums have
always been a worthwhile listen, no matter how long they take to emerge:
31 years after it was first taped, Live At Knebworth 1990 arrives at
No.8 (5,671 sales). It is Pink Floyd’s 18th Top 10 album in a chart
career that now spans 54 years but their first live album to chart since
Is There Anybody Out There made No.15 back in April 2000.
Home to hit singles Greece and Popstar (and you suspect several more
still to come), Khaled Khaled is the twelfth album from DJ Khaled.
Loaded with star names and inevitably the most-streamed album of the
week, it becomes his fourth Top 10 album in a row at No.10 with 5,427
sales. This does, in turn, mean frustration for Teenage Fanclub. Their
11th full album Endless Arcade, their first without co-founder Gerard
Love, just misses the cut at No.11 (5,133 sales).
The only other survivor from last week’s Top 10 is Future Nostalgia from
Dua Lipa, which clings on at No.9 adding another 5,445 sales. New releases always bump the market and sales are up 3.25% to 1,887,694,
their highest of the year to date. Physical sales surge too, leaping
fully 23.88% to 388,527, these numbers and indeed their market share of
20.58% all the highest they have been since Christmas week.