'Bad Habits' remains on the top slot
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
Ed Sheeran's new smash 'Bad Habits' keeps the crown of the Global
Track Chart for a second week with another 331,000 points, a 3,5%
decrease compared to the previous week. 179,000 points of it are
from streaming, another 39,000 points from sales. And with massive
113,000 airplay points 'Bad Habits' is the most played song at the
radio stations worldwide for a third consecutive week and the
biggest airplay hit since The Weekend's 'Blinding Lights' topped one
year ago. 'Bad Habits' is the lead single of Ed Sheeran's upcoming
fifth studio album. Back to the current tally, where
'Beggin' by Måneskin
holds tight at the runner-up slot with 291,000 points (down 12,5%)
and 'Stay' by Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber climbs to a new peak at
no.3, despite a 9% decline to 255,000 points. At no.8 follows this
week's highest debut, 'Industry Baby' by Lil Nas X. It bows with
211,000 points and like its predecessor 'Montero (Call Me By Your
Name)', this week back at no.10
with 204,000 points, it's a fortaste of Lil Nas X' upcoming debut
album 'Montero'. Outside our
weekly Top 40 waiting among other 'Un / Pair' by Kinki Kids at
no.42, 'Love Tonight' by Shouse at
no.51, 'Paani Paani' by Badshah & Aastha Gill feat. Jacqueline
Fernandez at no.55, and 'Dinero' by Trinidad Cardona at no.59 for their first appearance on the big list.
With the repackage version of their last album 'Hot Sauce', the
South Korean boy group NCT Dream remains for a comfortable fourth
week atop the Global Album Chart with another 228,000 equivalent
sales. That makes a total of 2,84 million... 'Hot Sauce' is now the
best-selling album of the year 2021 so far. Highest debut of the
week is another set from South Korea, 'Turn Over', the ninth
extended play from the boy band SF9 (shortened from Sensational
Feeling 9). It bows at the runner-up slot with 145,000 sales. Rounds
out the top three Olivia Rodrigo's 'Sour' with 142,000 sales, a
total of 1,68 million. By the way, the new BTS effort 'Butter' isn't
eligible for our Album Chart, because the set contains only two
tracks ('Butter' and Permission To Dance') and some remixes of these
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 12,000 / 12,168,000,
'21' by Adele 7,000 / 30,671,000, '25' by Adele 8,000 / 22,970,000,
the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 9,000 / 6,695,000, 'After Hours' by
The Weeknd 44,000 / 4,704,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott
6,140,000, 'BE' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 20,000 / 5,086,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone
18,000 / 8,060,000, 'Blame It On Baby' by DaBaby
11,000 / 2,120,000, 'Call Me If You Get Lost' by Tyler, The Creator
44,000 / 316,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD
16,000 / 2,938,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran
27,000 / 17,559,000,
'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 21,000 /
4,672,000, 'Evermore' by Taylor Swift 26,000 / 2,375,000,
Version)' by Taylor Swift 15,000 / 879,000, 'Fine
Line' by Harry Styles 42,000 / 5,480,000, 'Folklore' by Taylor Swift
22,000 / 4,096,000, the 'Frozen
II' soundtrack 7,000 / 2,673,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice
WRLD 27,000 / 4,884,000, the soundtrack of the Original Hollywood Cast
to 'Hamilton: An American Musical' 20,000 / 3,965,000,
'Hollywood's Bleeding' by Post Malone 32,000 / 6,772,000, 'Legends
Never Die' by Juice WRLD 33,000 / 3,901,000, 'Lover' by Taylor Swift
4,650,000, 'Map Of The Soul: 7' by
BTS (Bangtan Boys) 23,000 / 7,033,000, 'Music To Be Murdered By' by
Eminem 14,000 / 2,720,000, 'My Turn' by Lil Baby 26,000 / 3,386,000, 'No.6 Collaborations' by Ed Sheeran
/ 4,303,000, 'Plastic Hearts' by Miley Cyrus 13,000 / 937,000, 'Positions' Ariana Grande
27,000 / 2,411,000, 'Power Up' by AC/DC
6,000 / 1,524,000,
'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 15,000 / 5,706,000,
Drake 18,000 / 7,578,000, 'Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon' by
Pop Smoke 46,000 / 5,042,000,
'Stoney' by Post Malone 12,000 /
6,514,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 8,000 / 4,491,000, 'The
Greatest Showman' soundtrack 13,000 / 8,841,000, 'The Highlights' by
The Weeknd 36,000 / 1,259,000, 'The Voice' by Lil
Durk 13,000 / 895,000, 'When We All Fall
Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish 32,000 / 8,724,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran
5,000 / 12,749,000.
GLOBAL NO.1 - 20 YEARS AGO
... The original version of that song was a
global number one hit for the American girl group LaBelle in the
springtime 1975. In 2001, "Lady Marmalade" was featured as part of a
medley in the film Moulin Rouge!. For the film's soundtrack album,
Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mýa and Pink recorded a cover version; it
was released as the soundtrack's first single on March 27, 2001. A lyric
was changed from the original version, with the song's setting being
transferred from New Orleans to the Paris nightclub Moulin Rouge. "Lady
Marmalade" reached the top position in many countries, like the United
States, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Spain, Sweden, Norway and
Switzerland. The song placed at no.3 on the Global Year-End Chart 2001
with 5.428.000 points.
'Butter' tops Billboard Hot 100 for 9th week
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
"Butter" is the longest-leading hit of 2021, besting the rule of Olivia
Rodrigo's "Drivers License." BTS' "Butter" spends a ninth week at No. 1
on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. It now
the longest command of 2021
outright, passing the eight-week reign of Olivia Rodrigo's "Drivers License" in
"Butter," released on BigHit Music / Columbia Records, drew
30.5 million radio airplay audience impressions (down 1%) and 8.1 million U.S.
streams (down 8%) in the week ending July 29, according to MRC Data.
The single holds at No. 21 on the Radio Songs chart and drops
40-44 on Streaming Songs.
"Butter" also sold 112,900 in the tracking week (down 2%), and
tallies a ninth week atop Digital Song Sales.
Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow bound onto the Hot 100 at No. 2 with
"Industry Baby," which, following its July 23 release, opens with 40.6 million
streams, 2.9 million in radio audience and 10,900 sold. The celebratory anthem
starts at No. 1 on Streaming Songs and No. 6 on Digital Song Sales.
Lil Nas X lands his fourth Hot 100 top 10. His debut smash "Old
Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, spent a record 19 weeks at No.1
April-August 2019 and "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" led for a week upon its
entrance this April. In between, he sandwiched the No. 5-peaking "Panini" in
Harlow adds his second Hot 100 top 10, and ties his best career
rank, after his breakthrough hit "Whats Poppin," featuring DaBaby, Tory Lanez
and Lil Wayne, reached No. 2 in July 2020.
Olivia Rodrigo's "Good 4 U," which topped the Hot 100 in its
debut week debut week in May, retreats 2-3 and The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber's
"Stay" holds at No. 4, two weeks after it bowed at No. 3. "Stay" claims dual top
Airplay and Sales Gainer honors, up 25% to 27.6 million in radio reach and 11%
to 8,500 sold.
Dua Lipa's "Levitating," featuring DaBaby, slips 3-5 on the Hot
100, after reaching No. 2, as it logs a sixth week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (80.4
million audience impressions, down 1%).
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Doja Cat's "Kiss Me More,"
featuring SZA, descends 5-6, after hitting No. 3; Ed Sheeran's "Bad Habits"
backtracks 6-7, after it debuted at its No. 5 high; Lil Nas X's "Montero" holds
at No. 8; BTS' "Permission to Dance" dips 7-9, two weeks after it blasted in at
No. 1; and Olivia Rodrigo's "Deja Vu" drops 9-10, after reaching No. 3.
A little over a year after The
F**k Love album was released, it surges from No. 26 to No. 1 on the
Billboard 200 chart for its first week atop the list, following multiple
reissues that added additional tracks to the project. The set, now in
its 53rd week on the chart, earned 85,000 equivalent album units in the
U.S. in the week ending July 29 (up 409%), according to MRC Data.
Streaming activity powers the bulk of that figure.
F**k Love was originally released on July 24, 2020, as a 15-track album
and debuted at No. 8 on the Aug. 8, 2020-dated chart. It was reissued on
Nov. 6, 2020, with seven additional tracks and bounded 81-3 on the Nov.
21, 2020, chart - its peak until this week. It was then reissued a third
and fourth time this July 23 and July 27, adding seven and six tracks,
respectively, including his current Billboard Hot 100 top five hit
“Stay,” with Justin Bieber. The album’s total tracklist now stands at
Of F**k Love’s 85,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week
ending July 29, SEA units comprise nearly 82,000 (up 403%, equaling
113.97 million on-demand streams of the album’s tracks), album sales
comprise 2,000 (up 978%) and TEA units comprise just under 2,000 (up
F**k Love is the first album to be No. 1 without also debuting on top
since the Nov. 30, 2019-dated chart, when the soundtrack to Frozen II
rose 3-1 in its third week on the list. F**k Love is also the first
album to reach No. 1 more than a year after its release since Prince’s
The Very Best of Prince re-entered at No. 1 on the May 7, 2016, chart,
following his death, more than 15 years after its release in 2001. (The
last album to take 53 or more chart weeks to No. 1 was the soundtrack to
O Brother, Where Art Thou?, which hit No. 1 in its 63rd week, rising 2-1
on the Feb. 23, 2002-dated chart following its Grammy Award win for
album of the year. It debuted on the Jan. 13, 2001 chart.)
former No. 1 Sour steps 3-2 on the latest Billboard 200 with 69,000
equivalent album units earned (down 11%),
Planet Her rises 4-3 with 57,000 units (down 4%),
former leader Dangerous: The Double Album climbs 5-4 with 44,000 units
(up 1%) and
Faith falls 1-5 in its second week with 38,000 units (down 56%).
Lil Baby and Lil Durk’s
former chart-topper The Voice of the Heroes is steady at No. 6 with
32,000 units (down 11%).
his first top 10 album on the Billboard 200 as Bigger Than Life or Death
vaults 65-7 in its second chart week, earning 30,000 equivalent album
units (up 141%). The album was released on an off-cycle Wednesday, July
21 (instead of on the usual Friday for new releases), so it debuted on
the July 31-dated Billboard 200 at No. 65 with 12,000 units from just
two days of activity in the week ending July 22. In the tracking week
ending July 29, the album earned 30,000 units, and, of that sum, SEA
units comprise 27,000 (up 137%, equaling 38.03 million on-demand streams
of the album’s tracks), album sales comprise 2,000 (up 219%) and TEA
units comprise a negligible sum.
former No. 1 Hall of Fame dips 7-8 with just over 29,000 equivalent
album units (down 11%).
chart-topping Folklore flies back into the top 10, climbing 56-9 with
29,000 units (123%), after the album’s wide release on vinyl LP on July
22. The album sold 15,000 copies in the week ending July 29, with vinyl
LP sales comprising the majority of that number. Previously, the vinyl
LP edition of the album was available only via Swift’s official webstore
and Target stores.
Future Nostalgia rounds out the top 10, falling 8-10 with 28,000
equivalent album units earned (down 4%).
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'Motley Crew' is the lead single from Post Malone's upcoming fourth studio
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Music Week Report
The fastest selling album in almost
Monday, August 2, 2021
by Alan Jones, London
The man from Streatham who needs no alias other than his real-life first
name, Dave this week celebrates the release of the fastest selling album
in almost two years.
His second full-length release, We're All Alone In This Together, debuts
spectacularly at No.1 with a colossal sale of 74,191,
highest single week total for any album since Coldplay moved
80,974 copies of Everyday Life in November 2019. It is the fastest-selling
hip-hop album since Tinie Tempah’s Disc-overy sold 84,993 in its first week in
Confounding wisdom that rap artists only ever pull in large
numbers at streaming, Dave enjoyed even consumption across all market sectors,
selling an impressive 40,354 physical copies (along with 1,285 downloads) while
the album's tracks were streamed 38.5m times in all for a further 35,552
calculated sales. By way of comparison Dave's full-length debut Psychodrama
enjoyed an opening week of 26,390 when it debuted at No.1 in March 2019, its
lifetime sales now totalling 306,081.
This all means that unusually the latest numbered volume in the
Now That's What I Call Music series of hits compilations isn't the de-facto
biggest album of the week. Volume 109 debuts atop the Various Artists chart with
20,886 sales -
down on the 25,876 with which its predecessor opened back in
Back to the artists chart and some sympathies are due for
Anne-Marie, who picked an awkward week for the release of her second album
Therapy. Putting in what is by any standards an impressive showing, it can still
only be a distant No.2. Still, easily the best of the rest, the album manages a
chart sale of 18,260 to take second place for the week, slightly down on the
20,342 with which her debut Speak Your Mind opened in 2018. Olivia Rodrigo's
Sour drops out of the Top 2 for the first time in the 10 weeks since its
release, 12,880 sales only enough for No.3. KSI's All Over The Place only spent
a week at the top but still holds its own at No.4 (8,764 sales). It means the
curious sight of two different Top 5 albums both with a track in common, Don't
Play, appearing on both this and Anne-Marie’s record. Chart rules do allow for
this occurrence, so streams of the song are counting towards the chart-eligible
totals of both records. The Top 5 is once more rounded off by Doja Cat's Planet
Her, static again at No.5 with 5,876 sales.
Kid Laroi added a new "chapter" and a handful of new tracks to
his F**k Love mixtape, the collection rebounding back to No.6 (5,787 sales). The
10th anniversary of the death of Amy Winehouse prompts her masterpiece Back To
Black to make yet another chart comeback. The 2006 album soars to No.7 (4,223
sales) in its highest chart placing since September 2011.
Albums sales overall are all but unchanged at 1,825,077 (down
0.6% on last week) but physical sales are up a massive 23.23% to stand at
380,496, their market share of 20.85% the highest it has been since Christmas
week last year.
Only one man could stand in the way of this being a week of Dave
domination and that man is, naturally, Ed Sheeran. Immune from events elsewhere,
Bad Habits notches up a fifth consecutive week at No.1 although the single's
chart sales head downwards at some rate of knots, shedding over 15% week-on-week
to stand at 85,433 (77,557 of these from a still impressive 9.96m streams). Ed's
single is the longest-running chart-topper by a British artist since Joel Corry
and MNEK spent six weeks at the top with Head & Heart exactly one year ago. In
every other respect however the week belongs to Dave. The release of his second
album We're All Alone In This Together means most of its tracks occupy places as
the most-streamed songs of the week. Earlier this year, Olivia Rodrigo landed
three of the Top 7 and Dave this week betters this with three of the Top 6
singles of the week. His three permitted singles chart entries are the
already-charting Stormzy collaboration Clash which rockets to a new peak of No.2
(53,056 sales) with Verdansk (No.4, 44,523 sales) and In The Fire (No.6 40,801
sales) following hard on its heels. Between them they take Dave's career total
of Top 10 hits to a nice even 10.
Almost needless to say there are many other Dave tracks scattered
around the streaming tables with System in particular popular enough to also
theoretically qualify for the No.10 position. Three more cuts from the album
(We’re All Alone, Lazarus and Twenty To One) also post numbers that would
register Top 20 places at any other time.
The two remaining Top 10 hits not already mentioned are Stay by
Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber (No.3, 47,358 sales) and Black Magic by Jonasu
(No.5, 41,128 sales) both of which should rebound next week when things calm
down a little.
The singles market dips 7.15% to stand at 22,109,866. Paid sales
are up 2.8% to 397,994 but remain below the 400,000 mark for the third week in a