BTS' 'Dynamite' reigns a third week
Thursday, September 17, 2020
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
'Dynamite', the new smash by the South Korean pop sensation BTS
(Bangtan Boys), leads the Global Track Chart for a third week in a
row, despite another 17% points decrease to 299,000. A fortnight ago
'Dynamite' exploded with massive 543,000 points at the summit, the
biggest weekly frame for a song this year so far. The former record
held 'Blinding Lights' by The Weeknd, which peaked with 457,000 points
in the calendar week 16. The ladder sails to no.7 this week with
214,000 points (down 10%). The song left the top five for the first
time since the calendar week 3. It's still the biggest hit of the year
with a total of 12,885,000 points (12,262,000 of it this year). And
'Blinding Lights' lost his no.1 position on our (internal) global
airplay chart after record breaking 25 weeks at this place. Now it's
no.2 there with 78,000 points, new number one is 'Savage Love (Laxed -
Siren Beat) ' by Jawsh 685 & Jason DeRulo with 80,000 points. No.3 on
the airplay list
is 'Watermelon Sugar' by Harry Styles with 71,000 points. Back to our
major tally, where 'WAP' by Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion is close
behind 'Dynamite' at the runner-up slot with 295,000 points (down
10%), 'Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat)' follows at no.3 with 253,000
points (down 11%), and 'Watermelon Sugar' at no.4 with 231,000 points
(down 8%). Rounds out the top five is Maluma's 'Hawái' with 229,000
points (up 18%), one of this week's big winners and Maluma's biggest
global success so far. Another Reggaeton smash is this week's highest
debut: 'Relación' by Panamanian singer and songwriter Sech. The tune
was originally published in April this year, but the recently released
remix with additional voices by Rosalía, Daddy Yankee, J Balvin and
Farruko brings the big success, 'Relación' start at no.19 with 107,000
points. Outside our weekly
Top 40 waiting among other 'You Broke Me First' by Tate McRae at no.45 and 'Take
You Dancing' by Jason DeRulo at no.47 for their first appearance on the big list.
'L&', the second studio album by the six-member Japanese idol group
King & Prince rockets easily atop the Global Album Chart this week
with 555,000 equivalent sales (according to Oricon). It's also the
second global no.1 for the group, because also their self-titled debut
set went to the hot spot, in the week 27, 2019 with 468,000 sales.
Last week's chart-leader, 'Folklore' by Taylor Swift, throws down at
no.6 with 89,000 sales, now a total 2,013,000 after seven weeks on the
tally. It's the sixth album this year, which breaks through the 2
million border, after 'Fine Line' by Harry Styles (2,29 million sales
in 2020), 'Hollywood's Bleeding' by Post Malone (2,36 million),
'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish (2,47
'After Hours' by The Weeknd (2,5 million), and 'Map Of The Soul: 7' by
BTS (Bangtan Boys) (6,16 million). 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 11,000 / 11,631,000,
'21' by Adele 11,000 / 30,239,000, '25' by Adele 9,000 / 22,582,000,
the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 16,000 / 6,132,000, 'After Hours' by
The Weeknd 48,000 / 2,499,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott
5,220,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 24,000 / 7,217,000,
'Blame It On Baby' by DaBaby 38,000 / 1,234,000, 'Changes' by Justin Bieber
1,510,000, 'Chromatica' by Lady GaGa 29,000 / 1,364,000, 'Cuz I Love You'
by Lizzo 10,000 / 1,914,000, 'Dark Lane Demo Tapes' by Drake 22,000 /
1,188,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD
20,000 / 2,102,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 24,000 / 16,460,000,
'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 38,000 /
3,325,000, 'Eternal Atake' by Lill Uzi Vert 21,000 / 1,856,000, 'Evolve' by
Imagine Dragons 9,000 / 5,324,000, the 'Frozen
II' soundtrack 19,000 / 2,104,000, 'Future Nostalgia' by Dua Lipa
40,000 / 1,493,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice
WRLD 28,000 / 3,625,000, the soundtrack of the Original Hollywood Cast
to 'Hamilton: An American Musical' 54,000 / 2,794,000, 'High Off Life' by Future 18,000 / 742,000,
'Hollywood's Bleeding' by Post Malone 47,000 / 5,151,000,
'Indigo' by Chris Brown 10,000 / 1,596,000, 'Invasion Of Privacy' by
Cardi B 11,000 / 3,643,000, 'Lover' by Taylor Swift 20,000 /
3,902,000, 'Manic' by Halsey 11,000 / 1,140,000, 'Map Of The Soul: 7' by
BTS (Bangtan Boys) 29,000 / 6,161,000, 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' by
BTS (Bangtan Boys) 9,000 / 4,553,000, 'Music To Be Murdered By' by
Eminem 12,000 / 1,732,000, 'My Turn' by Lil Baby 43,000 / 1,993,000, 'No.6 Collaborations' by Ed Sheeran
/ 3,817,000, 'Over It' Summer Walker 14,000 / 1,522,000, 'Please
Excuse Me For Being Antisocial' by Roddy Ricch 21,000 / 2,267,000,
'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 21,000 / 4,871,000, 'Romance' by Camila Cabello
7,000 / 1,002,000,
'Rough And Rowdy Ways' by Bob Dylan 10,000 / 530,000, 'Scorpion' by
Drake 19,000 / 6,860,000,
'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes 7,000 / 3,014,000, 'So Much Fun' by
Young Thug 9,000 / 1,624,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 18,000 /
5,898,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 12,000 / 3,954,000, 'The
Greatest Showman' soundtrack 17,000 / 8,164,000, 'When We All Fall
Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish 41,000 / 6,960,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran
7,000 / 12,430,000.
GLOBAL NO.1 - 10 YEARS AGO...
"Love The Way You Lie" was recorded with the Barbadian singer Rihanna.
Eminem wrote the verses and chose Rihanna to sing the chorus; their past
experiences in difficult relationships influenced the collaboration.
Recording sessions were held in Ferndale, Michigan, and Dublin, Ireland.
Backed by guitar, piano and violin, the track is a midtempo hip hop
ballad with a pop refrain and describes two lovers who refuse to
separate despite being in a dangerous love–hate relationship. Interscope
Records released the song in August 2010 as the second single from
Eminem's album Recovery. Critics praised its melody but were divided on
thematic aspects such as poignancy and accuracy. Critics listed "Love
the Way You Lie" among the best tracks of 2010 and of Eminem's career.
The song won many awards and received five Grammy nominations. It is
Eminem's best-selling single and ranked number one on twenty-six record
charts, including the United States' Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks.
On the Global Chart the song reached no.2 on the Year-End Chart 2010 and
got a total of 9.067.000 points.
Big Sean's 'Detroit 2' debuts at no.1
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
scores his third No. 1 album on the
Billboard 200 chart, as Detroit 2 debuts atop the list. The set, which
was released on Sept. 4 via G.O.O.D./Def Jam, launches with
equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Sept. 10, according
to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. He previously notched No. 1s with his last two solo
releases, 2017’s I Decided and 2015’s Dark Sky Paradise.
Of Detroit 2’s 103,000 units earned in the tracking week ending Sept. 10,
SEA units comprise 71,000 (equating to 93.55 million on-demand streams
of the set’s songs), 30,000 are in album sales (aided by
merchandise/album bundles) and 2,000 in TEA units. Detroit 2 was
announced in March, and follows Big Sean’s 2012 free mixtape Detroit.
Detroit 2 is also Def Jam’s second No. 1 of 2020, following Justin
Bieber’s Changes (released via SchoolBoy/Raymond Braun/Def Jam). A pair
of former No. 1s stay steady in the Nos. 2 and 3 slots: Pop Smoke’s
Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon (75,000 equivalent album units
earned, down 3 percent) and Juice WRLD’s Legends Never Die (57,000
units; down 11 percent).
6ix9ine’s TattleTales opens at No. 4 with 53,000 equivalent album
units earned, notching the rapper his third top 10. Of the set’s
starting sum, 32,000 are in album sales (supported by an array of
merchandise / album bundles), 20,000 are in SEA units (equaling 32.94
million on-demand streams of the set’s songs) and 1,000 are in TEA
units. The album was preceded by a trio of tracks that hit the
Billboard Hot 100 chart: “Gooba” (which peaked at No. 3), “Trollz,”
with Nicki Minaj (which logged 6ix9ine his first No. 1 in June) and
“Yaya” (No. 99).Taylor Swift’s Folklore falls from No. 1 to No. 5
after spending its first six weeks atop the list. It tallied 48,000
equivalent album units in the latest tracking week (down 46 percent).
The original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton: An American Musical
is a non-mover at No. 6 with 44,000 equivalent album units earned
(down 9 percent), while Lil Baby’s former No. 1 My Turn is also steady
at No. 7 with 40,000 (down 5 percent). Closing out the top 10: Rod
Wave’s Pray 4 Love is stationary at No. 8 with 32,000 equivalent album
units earned (down 10 percent), DaBaby’s Blame It On Baby holds at No.
9 with nearly 30,000 units (down 7 percent) and Post Malone’s
Hollywood’s Bleeding rises 11-10 with just under 30,000 units (down 3
Cardi B's "WAP," featuring Megan Thee Stallion, rebounds for a third week at No.
1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart.
"WAP" dethrones" BTS' "Dynamite," which spent its first two weeks on the Hot 100
at No. 1.
"WAP," released on Atlantic Records, notches a fourth week at No. 1 on the
Streaming Songs chart with 48.2 million U.S. streams (down 18%) in the week
ending Sept. 10, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. On Digital Song Sales,
which it led for two weeks, "WAP" rises 3-2 with 16,000 downloads sold (down
20%) in the same span. The collab ascends 32-27 on Radio Songs with 27.3 million
radio airplay audience impressions (up 11%) in the week ending Sept. 13.
With its third week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, Cardi B matches her longest career
domination as a lead artist, as "WAP" ties the three-week reign of her debut No.
1 "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)" in October 2017. She has also led with "I Like
It," with Bad Bunny and J Balvin (one week, July 2018), and as featured on
Maroon 5's "Girls Like You" (seven weeks, September-November 2018).
BTS' "Dynamite" dips to No. 2 on the Hot 100 after spending its first two weeks
on the chart at No. 1. It tops Digital Song Sales for a third week (136,000
downloads sold, down 25%), falls 9-16 on Streaming Songs (13.3 million, down
24%) and becomes the group's first career entry on Radio Songs, debuting at No.
49 (18.3 million, up 14%).
With 136,000 downloads sold in its third week after 182,000 in its second week
and 265,000 in its first frame, "Dynamite" is the first song to have sold over
136,000 downloads in three consecutive weeks since The Chainsmokers' "Closer"
(featuring Halsey), which reached that level in five straight weeks in
"Dynamite" is additionally the first song to have sold over 136,000 downloads in
its first three weeks of release (unlike "Closer") since Justin Timberlake's
"Can't Stop the Feeling!," which hit that mark in its first five frames in
("Poolside" and "Tropical" remixes of "Dynamite" were released Aug. 28, joining
the original and instrumental versions and EDM and acoustic remixes released
Aug. 21, with all versions sale-priced to 69 cents during their first three
Drake's "Laugh Now Cry Later," featuring Lil Durk, holds at No. 3 on the Hot
100, after debuting at No. 2 three weeks earlier, and DaBaby's seven-week leader
"Rockstar," featuring Roddy Ricch, is likewise steady at No. 4.
The Weeknd's former four-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Blinding Lights" keeps at No. 5, as
it spends a record-extending 23rd week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (79.9 million,
essentially even week-over-week). It rules the multi-metric Hot R&B Songs chart
for a record-padding 26th week.
24kGoldn's "Mood," featuring iann dior, rises 8-6 on the Hot 100, while winning
the chart's top Airplay Gainer award as it debuts at No. 37 on Radio Songs (23.3
million, up 46%). It tops the multi-metric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and Hot
Alternative Songs charts for a third week each and lifts 5-4 on Hot Rap Songs.
Harry Styles' former one-week Hot 100 leader "Watermelon Sugar" descends 6-7;
Jack Harlow's "Whats Poppin," featuring DaBaby, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne, drops
7-8, after it peaked at No. 2; and Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo's "Savage Love
(Laxed – Siren Beat)" keeps at No. 9, after reaching No. 7.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, DJ Khaled's "Popstar," featuring Drake,
re-enters the region after the Sept. 4 premiere of its official video, jumping
24-10. The track debuted at No. 3 on the Aug. 1-dated Hot 100 (as Drake rewrote
the record for the most top 10s in the chart's archives) and spent the following
six weeks before this week between Nos. 14 and 24.
The collab bounds 36-7 on Streaming Songs (19.6 million, up 107%) and re-enters
Digital Song Sales at No. 7 (7,000, up 323%), good for the Hot 100's top
Streaming and Sales Gainer trophies. It continues its ascent on Radio Songs,
rising 23-19 (33.3 million, up 15%).
Record Of The Month
'Jerusalema' is a song by South African DJ and record producer Master KG
featuring South African singer Nomcebo Zikode. The upbeat gospel-influenced
house song was initially released on November 29, 2019 after it garnered
positive response online, with a music video following on December 21. It was
eventually released on streaming services on July 10, 2020, after it went viral
during mid-2020, gamering international reaction due to the
Music Week Report
'WAP' gets a second week at number one
Monday, September 14, 2020
by Alan Jones, London
WAP by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion is
comfortably top of the British charts for a second week running, although it
does so after suffering a 4% week-on-week dip in consumption, posting 62,118
chart sales this week of which all but 2,084 are accounted for by streams.
Moving assertively into second place is Mood by 24kGoldn
and Iann Dorr. Unseasonably summery it may be, but a 17.5% advance in sales takes the track to
50,472 sales for the week. Also up in consumption (to 42,394 sales) is Ain’t It
Different which enjoys a two place rise to No.3. It is now the biggest chart hit
for Headie One, a third Top 3 single for AJ Tracey and a fourth for Stormzy.
The Top 5 is rounded out by Nathan Dawe ft. KSI’s Lighter (No.4, 40,613 sales)
and Mood Swings by Pop Smoke/Lil Tjay which is up to a new peak of No.5 (31,488
sales). Former No.1 Head & Heart by Joel Corry and MNEK takes a tumble, its 2-6
slide (30,797 sales) induced by the single sliding to ACR at the first
opportunity, without which it would have retained second place.
New to the Top 10 is the Paul Woolford/Diplo/Kareen Lomax collaboration Looking
For Me which appeared to have stalled in the Top 20 a few weeks ago but which
now completes a nine-week odyssey to the upper end of the singles chart, sitting
at No.8 (27,961 sales). It is Diplo’s fifth Top 10 hit, his first since
Electricity by his Silk City project reached No.4 almost two years ago. Another
relatively slow starter was Midnight Sky by Miley Cyrus but it too now seems set
to come into its own, increasing consumption to 25,271 sales to reach No.10. It
is Cyrus’ sixth Top 10 hit.
Singles sales are down 1.1% at 20,447,814. A collapse of almost 13% week-on-week
takes paid-for sales down to 424,334, a new download-era low and their lowest
total since Week 7, 2005 when just 398,290 singles were purchased.
We are used to the sight of catalogue albums receiving special edition
spruce-ups and journeying back into the charts after an absence of years or even
decades. Regular readers of these pages will note that rare are the weeks in
which at least one vintage recording doesn’t make a returning impact. But it
appears to be left to the Rolling Stones to take these comebacks to an entirely
Ten years ago they set an impressive chart benchmark when Exile On Main Street
returned to the top of the charts after a gap of almost 38 years. This week they
pull off the trick once more. Goats Head Soup, originally top of the charts for
a fortnight in September 1973 is, this week, once again at No.1, 13,107 sales
being enough to propel it back to the summit. At 47 years old it isn’t quite the
oldest album to top the charts, nor the one with the longest gap, those records
still held by Abbey Road by The Beatles which returned to No.1 last year on its
Commiserations then to Declan McKenna who fought the good fight but has to be
content with second place for his second album Zeros, although this still
represents a major career breakthrough for the 21-year-old singer, the sale of
this record easily eclipsing the No.11 scaled by his 2017 debut What Do You
Think About The Car. That album enjoyed an opening week sale of 5,807 and has
sold 55,941 copies to date. His new record clocked up 12,264 copies last week on
its way to hopefully eclipsing that total.
Album sales dip 6.78% week-on-week to 1,707,769. With few special promotions to
speak of this time around physical sales are off a full 20.1% on last week’s
impressive total and so slip to 340,398 to represent 19.93% of the market.