Suicide Squad &
Major Lazer still at no.1
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
The soundtrack to the
American superhero film 'Suicide Squad' defends the top position of
the Global Album Chart for a second week with 87,000 sales, 49,900 of
it in the United States alone. Two releases from South Korea are the
highest debuts of the week. 'Hades', the seventh extended play set by
the boy band Vixx, dives in at no.2 with 51,300 copies sold,
according to Hanteo. The other act is the girlie group I.O.I with
their second EP 'Whatta Man'. The album starts at no.5 with 42,000
sales. Sandwiched between these two new-entries climbs Adele's '25'
back at no.3 with 47,000 sales and Twenty One Pilots' 'Blurryface'
flip-flops at no.4 with 42,000 sales. Both albums rank a 39th week in
the Global Top 10, '25' 39 consecutive weeks, 'Blurryface'
39 non-consecutive weeks. And yes... it's again another sad, sad week
for the global album sales. In United Kingdom the sales fell last week
to the lowest level since Millward Brown took over compilation of the
charts for OCC more than 22 years ago! Also in the USA,
Australia and Japan we see
new lows. And at no.40 of the Global Album Chart the sales fell under
10,000 for the first time ever this week. 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 11,000 / 9,658,000, '21' by Adele 10,000 / 28,190,000, 'A
Head Full Of Dreams' by Coldplay 26,000 / 3,488,000, 'A
Moon Shaped Pool' by Radiohead 21,000 / 945,000, 'Anti' by Rihanna 18,000 / 1,251,000, 'Beauty Behind The Madness' by
The Weeknd 7,000 / 2,221,000, 'California' by Blink 182 18,000 /
461,000, 'Cleopatra' by the Lumineers 7,000 /
422,000, 'Dangerous Woman' by
Ariana Grande 20,000 / 711,000, 'Get Weird' by Little Mix 4,000 / 808,000, 'I Still Do' by Eric Clapton
8,000 / 359,000, 'Immortalized'
by Disturbed 22,000 / 907,000, 'Lemonade' by Beyoncé 29,000 /
2,305,000, 'Love & Hate' by Michael Kiwanuka
11,000 / 95,000, 'Major Key' by DJ Khaled 18,000 / 115,000, 'Purple
Rain' by Prince 5,000 / around 21 million, 'Pure McCartney' by Paul
McCartney 8,000 / 229,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber
20,000 / 4,916,000, 'Revival' by Selena Gomez 7,000 / 790,000, 'Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie' by Volbeat
'7/27' by Fifth Harmony 13,000 / 305,000, 'Stranger To Stranger' by
Paul Simon 6,000 / 294,000, 'Thank You' by Meghan
Trainor 11,000 / 422,000, 'The Very Best' by Prince 7,000 / 4,5
million, 'This Is Acting' by Sia 16,000 / 918,000, 'X' by Ed Sheeran
14,000 / 8,496,000, 'Youth Authority' by Good Charlotte 5,000 /
COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART 'Cold
Water' by Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber & Mų keeps the
scepter of the Global Track Chart for a third week with 329,000
points, a 4% decrease compared to the previous week. 'Can't Stop The
Feeling' by Justin Timberlake follows still at no.2 with 272,000
points, a total of 5,864,000 after 15 weeks on the tally and now no.4
on the year-to-date list. By the way, next week we'll see a new leader
there, when Drake's 'One Dance' overtakes that position. This week the
outstanding tune gets another 210,000 points, a total of 6,407,000...
currently no.3 on the year-to-date list. At the top positions yet,
'Love Yourself' by Justin Bieber with 6,527,000 points and '7 Years'
by Lukas Graham with 6,490,000 points. Back to this week's hitlist,
where the American DJ duo Chainsmokers makes a big jump from no.11 to
no.3 with their new smash 'Closer', the highest position for that act
so far. The former hit 'Don't Let Me Down' peaked at no.5 in July.
This week highest debut is another new Japanese girlie idol group,
Keyakizaka 46 bows at no.8 with 'Sekai Niwa Ai Shika Na' and 198,000
points. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other 'Pink Champagne' by
E-Girls at no.42, 'Final Song' by Mų at no.44, 'Gold' by Kiiara at
no.44, 'Ain't Your Mama' by Jennifer Lopez at no.47, 'The Ocean' by
Mike Perry feat. Shy Martin at no.50 and 'Kill Em With Kindness' by
Selena Gomez at no.51 for their first appearance on the big list.
COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART
'Suicide Squad' soundtrack spends second week at no.1
Thuesday, August 23, 2016
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
soundtrack holds at No. 1 for a second week on the Billboard 200 chart,
and becomes the first soundtrack to spend more than week at No. 1 since
Guardians of the Galaxy in
Suicide Squad earned 93,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Aug. 18,
according to Nielsen Music (down 49 percent), with 50,000 of that sum comprised
of traditional album sales (down 61 percent).
Notably, Guardians of the Galaxy spent two weeks at No. 1, but did not debut at
No. 1. The last soundtrack to spend its first two weeks on the chart at No. 1
was actually Fox TV’s Glee: The Music, Volume 3: Showstoppers in 2010. Further,
the last theatrical film soundtrack to manage the feat was way back in 2003,
when Bad Boys II spent its first four weeks at No. 1.
Following Bad Boys II, only four theatrical film soundtracks spent more than a
week at No. 1, including Suicide Squad. The others are Dreamgirls in 2007 (it
debuted at No. 20 and eventually climbed to the top, spending two weeks at No.
1), Frozen in 2014 (it debuted at No. 18 and then rose to rule for 13 weeks) and
Guardians of the Galaxy (it debuted at No. 3, and then later spent two weeks at
No. 1). Back on the new Billboard 200, Drake’s
Views holds at No. 2 with 71,000 units (down 4 percent). The album is still
driven mostly by its popularity on streaming services, as its SEA total for the
week was 46,000 units (down 6 percent).
One step below Drake is his OVO Sound artist PARTYNEXTDOOR, which debuts at No.
3 with PARTYNEXTDOOR 3 (P3). (Drake is co-founder of the OVO Sound label.) The
PARTYNEXTDOOR 3 set earned 50,000 units, of which 28,000 were in traditional
album sales – the act’s best sales week. It’s also the first top 10 for the
pair, which previously visited the chart with the No. 15-peaking PARTYNEXTDOOR
TWO in 2014. Country singer Justin Moore notches his fourth top 10 album with
the debut of Kinda Don’t Care at No. 4 (42,000 units; 37,000 in pure album
his earlier top 10s Off the Beaten Path (No. 2 in 2013), Outlaws Like Me (No. 5
in 2011) and his self-titled set (No. 10 in 2009).
Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface climbs one rung to No. 5 (41,000 units; down 12
percent) while DJ Khaled’s Major Key rises 7-6 (34,000; down 23 percent).
Hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd starts at No. 7 with its second top 10 album, Sremmlife
2 (27,000 units; 14,000 in pure album sales). The act’s last album, 2015’s
Sremmlife, debuted and peaked at No. 5 with 49,000 units its first week (34,000
in album sales).
Rounding out the new top 10 are Adele’s 25 (10-8 with 28,000 units; up 3
percent), Rihanna’s Anti (holding at No. 9 with nearly 28,000 units; down 4
percent) and the Now 59 compilation (5-10 with 28,000 units; down 43 percent). Sia crowns
the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week with "Cheap Thrills," featuring Sean
Paul. Plus, The Chainsmokers' "Closer," featuring Halsey, soars in at No. 9 and
is the best-selling song of the week. As it holds atop the Hot 100, "Thrills"
(released on Monkey Puzzle/RCA Records), Sia's first No. 1 as an artist,
additionally becomes the most-heard song on U.S. radio, lifting 2-1 on the Radio
Songs chart with 151 million in audience (up 6 percent) for the week, according
to Nielsen Music. She earns her first Radio Songs No. 1, while Paul scores his
fourth and first in nearly a decade: he previously led with "Get Busy" (three
weeks in 2003); as featured on Beyonce's "Baby Boy" (nine weeks, 2003);
"Temperature" (four weeks, 2006); and "(When You Gonna) Give It Up to Me,"
featuring Keyshia Cole (one week, 2006). "Thrills" dips to No. 4 from its No. 2
peak on the Digital Songs sales chart (74,000 downloads sold, down 41 percent,
in the week ending Aug. 4; it was previously on sale in the iTunes Store for 69
cents before reverting to the standard $1.29). On Streaming Songs, "Thrills"
descends 7-9 (13.8 million U.S. streams, down 4 percent). The single
concurrently tops the Pop Songs airplay chart for a third week. Drake's former
10-week Hot 100 No. 1 "One Dance" rebounds 3-2, while spending a
record-extending 15th week atop the audio subscription services-based On-Demand
Songs chart (2-1; 14.2 million on-demand clicks, down 5 percent). It drops 4-5
on Streaming Songs (15.7 million overall U.S. streams, down 5 percent); 1-2 on
Radio Songs after five (nonconsecutive) weeks on top (137 million, down 5
percent); and 7-11 on Digital Songs (46,000, down 16 percent). Calvin Harris'
"This Is What You Came For," featuring Rihanna, rebounds from No. 4 on the Hot
100 back to its No. 3 high and tops Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for a third week,
and Justin Timberlake's former Hot 100 No. 1 "Can't Stop the Feeling!" likewise
climbs back up a spot (5-4), while leading Adult Contemporary for a seventh
week. After debuting at No. 2 on the Hot 100, Major Lazer's "Cold Water,"
featuring Justin Bieber and MO, falls to No. 5 in its second week. Still, the
collab notches a second week at No. 1 on Streaming Songs (18.9 million, down 4
percent). It drops to No. 6 after debuting atop Digital Songs (69,000, down 59
percent), but roars 25-13 on Radio Songs (54 million, up 35 percent). On Pop
Songs, “Cold Water" surges 17-10 (as the chart's Greatest Gainer) to become
Bieber's eighth top 10 and Major Lazer and MO's second each, and second shared;
the acts teamed up for the No. 1 "Lean On" (Sept. 19, 2015).
Kaleo is an Icelandic folk / rock / blues band, formed in 2012. The band
consists of JJ Julius Son (vocals, guitar), Davķš Antonsson (percussion,
vocals), Danķel Ęgir Kristjįnsson (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 ķ Vaglaskógi"
got heavy rotation on Icelandic state broadcaster RŚV's radio station Rįs 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
Music Week Report
Major Lazer complete a month at number one
Monday, August 22, 2016
by Alan Jones, London
With worries about Brexit, the effects of streaming, good weather, a
threadbare release schedule and the Olympic Games all playing a part,
album sales took another dive last week, retreating considerably with
paid-for purchases visiting their lowest levels since Millward Brown
took over compilation of the charts for OCC
more than 22 years ago.
In a sales climate where there is no other good news, the ever revolving
door at the top of the artist album chart got jammed, with Blossoms'
eponymous debut remaining atop the list for a second term, bringing to
an end a record run of 20 weeks in a row in which it has changed hands.
Blossoms is the first album to retain pole position since Adele's 25
topped for three consecutive weeks in March.
It did so on sales of just 7,948 copies (including 914 from streams) - a
62.13% dip over its first week tally, and 17.02% below the previous
worst 21st century No.1 sale of 9,578 set by Rihanna's Talk That Talk
exactly four years ago, when the same factors, including The Olympics,
wrecked the market. Rihanna, don't forget, didn't have streaming sales
to bulk up her total, so the actual deficit is even bigger.
Blossoms' retention of the title was very last minute - earlier in the
week All Over The World: The Very Best Of ELO and Drake's Views made the
running (walking?) but couldn't sustain their pace. Views ended up at
just 227 sales in arrears of
Blossoms, climbing from No.3 despite its sales falling for the 15th time
in the 16 weeks that have elapsed since it debuted atop the chart in
May, and reaching its own personal nadir of 7,721 sales, a figure that
was massively inflated by its allocation of 4,961 streaming sales. It
ranks only No.8 on the paid-for sales chart. None of the six albums to
muster enough sales to make their Top 75 debuts did well enough to make
the Top 10, though that sector of the chart sees 40% turnover
week-on-week, with Bob Marley & The Wailers' compilation Legend
sprinting 11-5 (6,402 sales) to reach its highest chart position since
the 17th week of its original 1984 chart run, Justin Bieber's Purpose
bouncing 12-8 (4,339 sales), The 1975's second album,
I Like It When You Sleep...
vaulting 21-9 (4,225 sales) and
Twenty One Pilots' Blurryface advancing 13-10 (4,046 sales). The 1975's
album was absent from the Top 10 for 22 weeks but is on the rise for the
third week in a row, helped by both its current iTunes price tag of
£4.99, and the fact that current single Somebody Else advances 69-48 on
the radio airplay chart and 97-76 (7,186 sales) on the singles chart.
Twenty One Pilots' current single Heathens is NOT on Blurryface but
underlines how good a band they are, and helps the album to gain
admission to the Top 10 for the first time on its 66th consecutive
appearance in the Top 200 since its release in May 2015.
Completing the Top 10, All Over The World: The Very Best Of ELO recovers
4-3 (6,715 sales), Christine And The Queens' Chaleur Humaine bounces 6-4
(6,678 sales), Adele's 25 edges 7-6 (5,734 sales) and Coldplay's A Head
Full Of Dreams improves 8-7 (4,612 sales).
As alluded to above, sales were in freefall last week. Overall album
sales are down 9.94% week-on-week at 1,381,217. Streaming accounted for
500,577 sales - a record 36.24% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums
are down 12.96% week-on-week at 880,640, and are 22.73% below same week
2015 sales of 1,139,700. That's their worst performance not only of the
21st century, but since Millward Brown - under OCC auspices - took over
chart compilation duties from Gallup in February 1994, falling slightly
below their previous nadir of 887,860 in the last week of June 1994.
Overall sales are at their lowest level since the last week of October
2014 - before streaming was added to sales - when they totalled
Only the year's sixth new No.1 single, Cold Water, spends its fourth
week at No.1 on the singles chart for Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber &
MŲ. Its sales dip 11.64% week-on-week to 82,925.
DJ Snake's Let Me Love You - also featuring Bieber on guest vocals -
can't improve on the No.2 debut it made last week but it draws closer to
Cold Water, with its sales enjoying modest 5.40% growth at 73,611,
including 42,239 from streams. On pure sales, it is No.1 for the second
week in a row.
Calum Scott's Dancing On My Own completes an unchanged top three,
although its sales are off 0.33% at 52,394.
The only new arrival in the Top 10 is Closer, which jumps 12-4 (49,422
sales) to become the second Top 10 hit for The Chainsmokers. Featuring
vocals from US singer/songwriter Halsey - for whom it is the first Top
10 entry - Closer's arrival in the top tier comes just five weeks after
The Chainsmokers' first Top 10 hit, Don't Let Me Down, peaked at No.2.
Featuring vocals from Daya, Don't Let Me Down, now dips 5-6 (43,631
Twenty One Pilots are flying higher than ever , and have simultaneous
Top 10 entries on the singles and albums charts for the first time with
Heathens advancing 9-7 (42,455 sales) while fourth album Blurryface
finally cracks the album's top tier . Not on that album, Heathens is one
of three songs from the Suicide Squad soundtrack to make upwards
progress on the singles chart, as the film continues to dominate the box
office chart. The others: Sucker For Pain by Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa,
Imagine Dragons, Logic, Ty Dolla $ign and X Ambassadors (28-16, 28,124
sales) and Gangsta by Kehlani (75-57, 9,650 sales). A fourth Top 75 hit
from the film, Purple Lamborghini, drifts 61-66 for Skrillex & Rick Ross
(8,989 sales) while Panic At The Disco's cover of Queen's Bohemian
Rhapsody - which nearly made it last week - now slides 80-132 (4,483
Four fallers complete our Top 10 countdown: Jonas Blue's Perfect
Strangers (feat. JP Cooper) ebbs 4-5 (43,978 sales), Drake's
long-running chart-topper One Dance (feat. Wizkid & Kyla) waltzes 6-8,
Shawn Mendes' Treat You Better fades 7-9 (37,867 sales) and Drake's Too
Good (feat. Rihanna) retreats 8-10 (34,080 sales).
Overall singles sales are down 0.85% week-on-week at 9,721,448. Streams
accounted for 8,133,459 sales, a record 83.67% of the total. Paid-for
sales are down 4.30% week-on-week at 1,587,989 - 27% below same week
2015 sales of 2,175,215 and below same-week, previous-year sales for the
158th week in a row. They are at their lowest level since week 42, 2007
(sales week-ending 20 October 2007, issue date 27 October 2007) - 461
weeks ago - when 1,495,550 singles were sold. COMPLETE
Oricon Album Chart
No.1 Unicorn 'Che 13-14'
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GfK Track Chart
No.1 'Don't Be So Shy (Remix)' Imany
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