'Señorita' climbs to the top
Thursday, July 18, 2019
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
sensational start last week with whopping 1,304,000 sales, Arashi's
5-disc compilation '5x20 All The Best!! 1999-2019' falls at no.3 on
the Global Album Chart this week with additional 105,000 sales
(according to Oricon). New leader is 'Revenge Of The Dreamers III',
the third compilation album by American record label Dreamville and
his founder J:Cole. The effort generated 115,000 equivalent sales in
the United States and 7,000 in Canada... globally a total of 131,000
in its initial week. Shy behind on the second place bows 'Strawberry
Love!' by the Japanese animation band Sutopuri and 108,000 sales.
Billie Eilish's 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' is very
stable at no.4 with another 99,000 sales. It's the first time since
its release, that this album sold less than 100,000 in a week. With
2,49 million total sales it climbs to no.3 on the year-to-date list,
behind 'Thank You, Next' by Ariana Grande with 2,59 million and 'Map
Of The Soul:
Persona' by the Bangtan Boys with 3,83 million. And now, as every week, additional stats from outside the current
Global Top 10 in alphabetic order, the first figure means last week's
sales, the second figure the total sales: '1989' by Taylor Swift 7,000
/ 11,053,000, '21' by Adele 8,000 / 29,654,000, '25' by Adele 8,000 / 22,051,000, the 'A Star
Is Born' soundtrack 44,000 / 4,689,000, 'American Teen' by Khalid
15,000 / 3,222,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 24,000 / 3,444,000,
'Beerbongs & Bentleys'
by Post Malone 38,000 / 5,395,000, the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' soundtrack
3,457,000, 'Championships' Meek Mill 16,000 / 1,397,000, 'Damn.' by Kendrick
Lamar 11,000 / 5,400,000, 'Dangerous Woman' by Ariana Grande 5,000 /
2,536,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD 19,000 / 900,000,
'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 37,000 / 14,790,000, 'Divinely Uninspired To A
Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 41,000 / 487,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine
Dragons 16,000 / 4,641,000, 'Father Of Asahd' by DJ Khaled 24,000 /
486,000, 'Father Of The Bride' by Vampire Weekend 7,000 / 331,000,
'Free Spirit' by Khalid 43,000 / 1,117,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by
Juice WRLD 18,000 / 2,085,000, 'Happiness Begins' by Jonas Brothers
40,000 / 717,000, 'Homecoming: The Live Album' by Beyoncé
10,000 / 345,000, 'Hurts 2B Human' by Pink 27,000 / 728,000, 'I Am > I
Was' by 21 Savage 12,000 / 1,030,000, 'Igor' by Tyler, The Creator
20,000 / 492,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 7,000 / 8,132,000,
'Invasion Of Privacy' by Cardi B 16,000 / 2,913,000, 'Kamikaze' by
Eminem 12,000 / 2,685,000, 'Love Yourself 轉 Answer' by BTS (Bangtan
Boys) 15,000 / 2,516,000, 'Madame X' by Madonna 31,000 / 344,000, 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' by BTS (Bangtan
Boys) 33,000 / 3,831,000, 'Origins' by Imagine Dragons 14,000 /
1,400,000, 'Pray For The Wicked' by Panic! At The Disco 14,000 /
1,448,000, 'Question Mark'
by XXXTentacion 21,000 / 3,580,000, 'Rammstein' by Rammstein 38,000 /
821,000, 'Red Pill Blues' by Maroon 5 7,000
/ 1,901,000, 'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 9,000 / 4,925,000,
'Scorpion' by Drake 30,000 / 5,481,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes
14,000 / 1,943,000, the 'Spider Man: Into The Spider-Verse' soundtrack
28,000 / 1,096,000, 'Staying At Tamara's' by George Ezra 10,000 /
1,485,000, 'Step Back In Time' by Kylie Minogue 22,000 / 77,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone
21,000 / 4,722,000, 'Sweetener' by
Ariana Grande 15,000 / 2,471,000, 'Tha Carter V' by Lil Wayne 9,000 /
1,659,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 43,000 / 2,591,000, 'The
Greatest Showman' soundtrack 28,000 / 6,949,000, 'Trench' by Twenty
One Pilots 11,000 / 1,261,000, 'Views' by Drake 11,000 / 4,994,000,
'X' by Ed Sheeran 15,000 / 11,807,000, and 'Youngblood' by 5 Seconds
Of Summer 6,000 / 1,144,000. It's a big surprise: all signs indicated
for another week at the summit for 'Old Town Road' by Lil Nas X (&
Billy Ray Cyrus). But now 'Señorita' by Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
is the new number one. The song grows up 11% to 430,000 points. 'Old
Town Road' slides down at no.2 after an 11% points decrease to
416,000. The country / rap hybrid lost massive 40,000 points during
the last week in the United States alone. After eight weeks at the
runner-up slot, 'I Don't Care' by Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber slides to
no.3 this week with a 5% decline to 389,000 points. With the release
of the double A-side single 'Lights / Boy With Luv' in Japan, the
Bangtan Boys return on the Global Track Chart this week: 'Boy With
Luv' comes back at no.5 with 239,000 points, in the week 17, 2019 it
started at no.2 globally with 272,000 points and left the Top 40 a
fortnight ago. 'Lights' bows for the first time at no.7 with 199,000
points. Sandwiched between at no.6 arrives 'Goodbyes', the new smash
by Post Malone with 220,000 points. Outside
the Top 40 waiting among other 'Con Altura' by Rosalia at no.42, 'Hey Look Ma', I Made It' by Panic! At
The Disco at no.47, 'Hold Me While You Wait'
by Lewis Capaldi at no.55, and 'Blow' by Ed Sheeran feat. Chris
Stapleton & Bruno Mars at no.57 for their first appearance on the big list.
GLOBAL NO.1 - 40 YEARS AGO...
"Hot Stuff" was released on
April 13, 1979 as the lead single from Donna Summer's seventh
studio album Bad Girls. Although Donna had previously been
mainly been associated with disco songs, this release showed a
significant rock direction, including a guitar solo by
ex-Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan guitarist Jeff 'Skunk'
Baxter. "Hot Stuff" won the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock
Vocal Performance in the inaugural year the award was given
out. The song went to no.1 in the USA,
Canada, Australia, and Switzerland.
'Old Town Road' rules for record-tying 16th week
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
Ed Sheeran scores his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200
chart, as his star-studded No. 6 Collaborations Project album enters atop the
The set, which was released on July 12
via Atlantic Records, bows with 173,000 equivalent album units earned in
the U.S. in the week ending July 18, according to Nielsen Music. It
marks the largest week of the year for a pop album by a male artist. Of
that starting sum, 70,000 were in album sales. Sheeran previously led
the Billboard 200 with ÷ (Divide) in 2017 and x (Multiply) in 2014. No.
6 Collaborations Project, true to its title, features Sheeran on each
track, partnering up with a galaxy of stars from across many genres of
music, including Camila Cabello, Bruno Mars, Travis Scott and Chris
Stapleton. No. 6 tallies the biggest week in total units (173,000) for a
pop album by a male soloist in over a year, since Shawn Mendes’
self-titled album started at No. 1 on the June 8, 2018-dated list with
182,000 units. Overall in 2019, No. 6 nets the seventh-largest week
among all albums in total units. It trails the debut frames of: Jonas
Brothers’ Happiness Begins (414,000), Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next
(360,000), Billie Eilish’s When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
(313,000), Backstreet Boys’ DNA (234,000), BTS’ Map of the Soul: Persona
(230,000) and Khalid’s Free Spirit (202,000). No. 6’s starting sum of
173,000 units is comprised of 70,000 in album sales, 10,000 in TEA
units, and 93,000 in SEA units. The latter SEA units sum translates to
121.17 million on-demand audio streams for the set’s songs during the
tracking week. That’s the biggest streaming week for a pop album by a
male artist since the debut of Sheeran’s last album, ÷ (Divide), when it
racked up 134.58 million on-demand audio streams for its tracks (March
25, 2017-dated chart). At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Eilish’s
former No. 1 When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? is a non-mover with
60,000 equivalent album units earned (up 20%). The gain is likely
spurred by interest driven courtesy of a new remix of the set’s “Bad
Guy,” with Justin Bieber. The Revenge of the Dreamers III set slips from
No. 1 to No. 3 in its second week, with 55,000 units (down 53%), while
Lil Nas X’s 7 is steady at No. 4 with 50,000 units (up 3%). Chris
Brown’s former leader Indigo dips from No. 3 to No. 5 with 42,000 units
(down 14%), while Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You is stationary at No. 6 with
33,000 units (up 2%). A trio of former No. 1s are next: Khalid’s Free
Spirit holds at No. 7 with 31,000 units (down 3%), Post Malone’s
beerbongs & bentleys stands still at No. 8 with 25,000 units (up less
than 1%) and Jonas Brothers’ Happiness Begins climbs 10-9 with 23,000
units (down 5%). Closing out the top 10 is DaBaby’s Baby On Baby, as it
rises 14-10 with 23,000 units (down 2%). Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road,"
featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a 16th week,
tying the record for the most time tallied at No. 1 in the chart's
"Road" matches Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin
Bieber, and Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day," which spent a record
16 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in 2017 and 1995-96, respectively.
As on the Hot 100, "Road" (on Columbia Records) leads the Streaming Songs chart
for a 16th week, a likewise record-tying mark, equaling the run of "Despacito."
"Road" rules Streaming Songs with 86.2 million U.S. streams, up 22%, in the week
ending July 18, according to Nielsen Music. Helping power the surge, a new remix
of "Road," with Young Thug and Mason Ramsey, was released July 12 (and accounts
for less than a quarter of the song's overall streams in the tracking week).
"Road" spends a 12th week atop the Digital Song Sales chart with 45,000
downloads sold (up 4%; under 15% from the Young Thug and Ramsey remix), in the
week ending July 18. On Radio Songs, where it reached No. 2, "Road" retreats
8-10, with 53.5 million audience impressions, down 18%, in the week ending July
Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy" notches a sixth total week at its No. 2 Hot 100 high,
as it pushes 4-2 on Streaming Songs (55.7 million, up 39%), as it wins the top
Streaming Gainer award on the Hot 100, and 7-2 on Digital Song Sales (33,000, up
64%) and keeps at No. 5 on Radio Songs (85 million, up 7%).
Just as a new remix of "Road" helped boost the song in the latest tracking week,
a remix of "Bad Guy" with Justin Bieber was released Thursday (July 11)
afternoon, just ahead of the July 12-18 streaming and sales tracking week that
fed this week's July 27-dated charts. (The Bieber remix accounts for around a
third of streams and less than half of sales for "Bad Guy" in the tracking
With each song helped by respective new remixes, "Road" increases by 13% in
overall metrics on the July 27 Hot 100 and "Bad Guy" bounds by 32%. Despite the
latter's greater growth, "Road" sports a 1.3-to-1 points difference over "Bad
Guy," after leading by 1.5-to-1 last week (and 1.9-to-1 two weeks ago).
Beyond the Hot 100's top two contenders, Ed Sheeran and Bieber's No. 2-peaking
"I Don't Care" ascends 6-3. As previously reported, the duet hits No. 1 on the
Pop Songs radio airplay chart, while parent album No.6 Collaborations Project
launches as Sheeran's third No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top five, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's
"Señorita" climbs 5-4, after debuting at its No. 2 high, and Khalid's "Talk"
backtracks 4-5, after reaching No. 3, as it leads Radio Songs for a sixth week
(133.3 million, essentially even week-over-week).
Song Of The Month
African feelings atop the Italian charts: 'Jambo' by Takagi & Ketra, a music duo
consisting of Alessandro Merli and Fabio Clemente. The song featured also singer
Giusy Ferreri & Omi.
The ladder one is well known for his big global smash 'Cheerleader' from 2015.
Music Week Report
Ed Sheeran lands fourth no.1 album
Monday, July 22, 2019
by Alan Jones, London
Ed Sheeran returns to the top of the album chart for the first time in
18 months, with his much-anticipated fourth album, No.6 Collaborations
Project more in demand than the rest of the Top 30 added together, with
first week consumption of 125,031 units (including 49,858 from
sales-equivalent streams) – the highest since
Eminem’s Revival sold 131,622 copies on debut some 82 weeks
Although far surpassing the 89,506 combined sales that the year’s previous
biggest opener – Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent –
attracted on debut eight weeks ago, No.6 Collaborations Project sold only 18.62%
of the 671,542 copies that Sheeran’s last album, ÷, shifted on its first week on
sale in March 2017. That was the biggest opening ever made by an album by a male
soloist and the third highest in history, trailing only the 800,307 copies that
Adele's 25 sold on debut in November 2015, and the 695,761 copies that Oasis’ Be
Here Now sold in just three days in August 1997. Comprising 15 tracks, each
featuring a guest or two, No.6 Collaborations Project is Sheeran’s fourth No.1
album, following + (three weeks at No.1 in 2011/2), x (13 weeks at No.1 in
2014/5) and ÷ (20 weeks at No.1 in 2017/8). All enjoy a boost this week, with ÷
up 9-7 (5,693
sales), X climbing 41-18 (2,952 sales) and + catapulting 84-37 (2,164
sales). It is their highest chart position for 66, 49 and 55 weeks,
÷ made history by supplying nine of the singles chart’s Top 10 the week it was
released. Primary artists are now allowed to have only three concurrent Top 75
hits, with Sheeran’s triumvirate among this week’s top four. For further details
of what they are, and how other tracks on the album fared, consult our singles
No.1 for six of the last eight weeks, Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired… loses
leadership of the chart for the third time, falling to No.2 on sales of 17,962
copies, being outsold by Sheeran’s album by a margin of nearly seven to one.
Back in the Top 10 after an absence of 15 weeks, the aforementioned Lady
Gaga / Bradley Cooper soundtrack to A Star Is Born sprints 25-5 with sales up
112.30% week-on-week at 6,107 after making its Sky Cinema debut.
The rest of the Top 10: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (4-3, 7,515
sales) by Billie Eilish, Step Back In Time: The Definitive Kylie Minogue (2-4,
6,877 sales), The Greatest Showman soundtrack (6-6, 5,949 sales), Staying At
Tamara’s (10-8, 5,543 sales) by George Ezra, Direct Hits (5-9, 5,103 sales) by
The Killers and Bohemian Rhapsody (7-10, 4,979 sales) by Queen.
Overall album sales are up 5.26% week-on-week at 1,762,863, 10.29% above same
week 2018 sales of 1,598,373. Sales-equivalent streams accounted for 1,184,726
sales, 67.20% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are up 12.04% week-on-week
at 578,137, 13.65% below same week 2018 sales of 669,526.
A week after his sixth No.1, I Don’t Care (with Justin
Bieber) completed an eight-week run at the summit, Ed Sheeran racks up his
seventh No.1 with Beautiful People (feat. Khalid, 3-1, 73,397 sales), has the
week’s two highest new entries with Take Me Back To London (feat. Stormzy, No.3,
55,609 sales) and sees a return to peak for Cross Me (feat. Chance The Rapper &
PNB Rock, 8-4, 54,554 sales). All three tracks are from Sheeran’s new album No.6
You may recall that when his last album, Divide, came out in 2017, it provided
nine of the week’s Top 10 singles – five more than any artist had ever had in
one week – and 16 of the Top 20. To ensure that no artist dominates to the same
extent again, there is a cap of three set on the number of concurrent hits for a
primary artist. Had it not been in force, all 15 tracks from No.6 Collaborations
Project – which itself debuts at No.1 this week – would occupy positions in this
week’s Top 30, eight of them in the Top 10. Instead, a dozen of them are
‘starred out’ of the chart, namely Remember The Name (feat. Eminem & 50 Cent,
52,765 sales), Antisocial (with Travis Scott, 47,189 sales), South Of The Border
(feat. Camila Cabello & Cardi B, 45,715 sales), I Don’t Care (with Justin
Bieber, 39,571 sales), Feels (feat. Young Thug & J Hus, 34,111 sales), Best Part
Of Me (feat. Yebba, 33,127 sales), Put It All On Me (feat. Ella Mai, 30,539
sales), Nothing On You (feat. Paulo Landra & Dave, 27,326 sales), 1000 Nights
(feat. Meek Mill & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, 26,295 sales), I Don’t Want Your
Money (feat. H.E.R., 23,412 sales), Way To Break My Heart (feat. Skrillex,
22,131 sales) and Blow (feat. Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars, 20,826 sales).
Without a cap, they would be No.5, No.6, No.7. No.8, No.10, No.11, No.18, No.20,
No.22, No.27, No.28 and No.29, respectively. Although now unplaced, I Don’t Care
was No.2 last week.
Sheeran’s takeover ends the single week reign of Senorita, which dips 1-2
(66,965 sales) for Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello.
On the rise for the ninth straight week, Ladbroke Grove (12-6, 32,924 sales) is
the second Top 10 hit for AJ Tracey, and the highest charting of his 12 hits,
eclipsing Fashion Week, a No.7 hit that also featured Steel Banglez and MoStack.
A week after Birmingham rapper Mist made the Top 30 for the first time with So
High, the track, becomes his first Top 10 hit and the second for featured guest
Fredo, rising 11-7 (32,618 sales).
Its sales on the rise for the sixth straight week, Wish You Well advances 9-8
(32,612 sales) for Sigala & Becky Hill.
The rest of the Top 10: Hold Me While You Wait (4-5, 38,632 sales) by Lewis
Capaldi, Crown (6-9, 31,742 sales) by Stormzy and Old Town Road (7-10, 31,669
sales) by Lil Nas X.
Overall singles sales are up 0.90% week-on-week at 18,768,983, 24.45% above same
week 2018 sales of 15,081,155. Paid-for sales are down 2.16% week-on-week at
690,153, and are 25.58% below same week 2018 sales of 927,424. They are below
same-week, previous-year sales for the 311th week in a row.