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Global Chart Report

'Señorita' rules a ninth week
Thursday, September 12, 2019
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden


'Emergency: Quantum Leap', the debut EP by the South Korean boygroup X1, rockets atop the Global Album Chart this week with 501,000 equivalent sales, 462,000 of it were generated in the band's native country (according to Hanteo), another 34,000 are from Japan (according to Oricon). X1 is a project group created through the 2019 survival show 'Produce X 101' by the South Korean pay television music channel Mnet. Second highest debut of the week comes from the excellent American rock band and Grammy Award winner Tool. Their fifth studio effort 'Fear Inoculum', the first since 13 years, bows at no.2 globally with 362,000 equivalent sales, 270,000 of it from the United States alone (according to Nielsen Music / Billboard). The former set '10.000 Days' started with 756,000 initial sales at no.1 in the week 20, 2006. Last week's chart-leader, 'Lover' by Taylor Swift, goes down at no.3 with additional 285,000 sales, a total of 1,417,000 after only two weeks.

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 9,000 / 11,121,000, '21' by Adele 8,000 / 29,718,000, '25' by Adele 8,000 / 22,111,000, the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 33,000 / 4,998,000, 'American Teen' by Khalid 15,000 / 3,344,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 52,000 / 3,658,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 38,000 / 5,684,000, the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' soundtrack 26,000 / 3,725,000, 'Care Package' by Drake 21,000 / 263,000, 'Championships' Meek Mill 15,000 / 1,518,000, 'Damn.' by Kendrick Lamar 11,000 / 5,484,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD 16,000 / 1,026,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 32,000 / 15,077,000, 'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 38,000 / 799,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 13,000 / 4,756,000, 'Father Of Asahd' by DJ Khaled 12,000 / 612,000, 'Free Spirit' by Khalid 32,000 / 1,418,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice WRLD 17,000 / 2,211,000, 'Happiness Begins' by Jonas Brothers 25,000 / 939,000, 'Homecoming: The Live Album' by Beyoncé 5,000 / 398,000, 'Hurts 2B Human' by Pink 13,000 / 868,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 7,000 / 8,190,000, 'Indigo' by Chris Brown 42,000 / 588,000, 'Invasion Of Privacy' by Cardi B 16,000 / 3,030,000, 'Kamikaze' by Eminem 10,000 / 2,766,000, 'Love Yourself 轉 Answer' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 11,000 / 2,623,000, 'Madame X' by Madonna 7,000 / 455,000, 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 19,000 / 4,029,000, 'Origins' by Imagine Dragons 12,000 / 1,509,000, 'Pray For The Wicked' by Panic! At The Disco 11,000 / 1,550,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 20,000 / 3,733,000, 'Rammstein' by Rammstein 19,000 / 1,026,000, 'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 9,000 / 4,996,000, 'Scorpion' by Drake 27,000 / 5,700,000, 'Seven' by Lil Nas X 35,000 / 622,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes 38,000 / 2,213,000, the 'Spider Man: Into The Spider-Verse' soundtrack 21,000 / 1,268,000, 'Staying At Tamara's' by George Ezra 7,000 / 1,553,000, 'Step Back In Time' by Kylie Minogue 3,000 / 139,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 24,000 / 4,888,000, 'Sweetener' by Ariana Grande 13,000 / 2,577,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 33,000 / 2,879,000, 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack 23,000 / 7,154,000, 'The Lion King: The Gift' by Beyoncé 10,000 / 181,000, 'Trench' by Twenty One Pilots 8,000 / 1,335,000, 'Views' by Drake 10,000 / 5,077,000, 'We Are Not Your Kind' by Slipknot 40,000 / 408,000, 'Western Stars' by Bruce Springsteen 15,000 / 616,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 12,000 / 11,922,000. Since eight weeks we have a solid top five with the same songs: 'Beautiful People' and 'I Don't Care' by Ed Sheeran unchanged at no.5 and no.4 with 224,000, respectively 263,000 points. The former no.1 smash, 'Old Town Road' by Lil Nas X (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) holds no.3 with 273,000 points and 'Bad Guy' by Billie Eilish sits tight at the runner-up slot with 287,000 points. Finally 'Señorita' by Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello scores the Global Track Chart for a ninth consecutive week with another massive 453,000 points, the same point-frame as the week before. The third Post Malone album 'Hollywood's Bleeding' is out and will make a deep impact on next week's hitlist, three songs from that album are on our current Top 40. 'Sunflower' (feat. Swae Lee) ranks a 46th weeks on the tally and slides one spot at no.26 with 96,000 points. 'Goodbyes' (feat. Young Thug) sails to no.9 in its 9th week with 174,000 points. Just above at no.8 starts 'Circles' as the highest debut of the week with 175,000 points. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other 'It's You' by Ali Gatie at no.49 and 'Good As Hell' by Lizzo at no.58 for their first appearance on the big list.

GLOBAL NO.1 - 30 YEARS AGO... "Batdance" was released on June 8, 1989 for the Batman soundtrack. Helped by the film's popularity, the song reached no.1 in the United States, Canada, Norway, Switzerland, New Zealand and no.2 in United Kingdom and Australia. It was a last-minute replacement for a brooding track titled "Dance With The Devil", which Prince felt was too dark. "Batdance" is almost two songs in one, a chaotic, mechanical dance beat that changes gears into a slinky, funky groove before changing back for the song's conclusion. The track is an amalgam of many musical ideas of Prince's at the time. The music video, directed by Albert Magnoli and choreographed by Barry Lather, featured dancers costumed as multiple Batmen, Jokers and Vicki Vales.

Billboard Report
'Truth Hurts' tops Billboard Hot 100 for second week
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

Lizzo tallies a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her first leader on the list, "Truth Hurts." Released on Atlantic Records, the song spends a second week atop the

Digital Song Sales chart, although down 28% to 38,000 sold in the week ending Sept. 5, according to Nielsen Music. (A week earlier, the song was helped by Lizzo's performance on the MTV Video Music Awards; a four-song set on NBC's Today; and two newly released versions: a DaBaby remix and a CID remix). On Streaming Songs, the track hits a new high, rising 4-3 with a 1% gain to 34.7 million U.S. streams in the week ending Sept. 5. It holds at its No. 4 best on Radio Songs, up 6% to 103.9 million audience impressions in the week ending Sept. 8. Mendes and Cabello's "Señorita" holds at No. 2 on the Hot 100, after topping the Aug. 31-dated chart. It reaches the Radio Songs summit with a 2% gain to 109.5 million in audience, becoming Mendes' first leader on the list and Cabello's second, after "Havana" (featuring Young Thug), which logged four weeks on top in December 2017-January 2018. Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy," which led the Hot 100 dated Aug.24,

keeps at No. 3; Lil Tecca's "Ran$om" reaches the top five (6-4), as it spends a third week atop Streaming Songs (49.4 million, down 1%); Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, repeats at No. 5 on the Hot 100, after it dominated for a record 19 weeks; and Chris Brown's "No Guidance," featuring Drake, returns to its Hot 100 high (7-6), while notching a second week at No. 1 on Hot R&B Songs. Post Malone's "Circles" soars onto the Hot 100 at No. 7, as it begins at No. 2 on Digital Song Sales (29,000 sold) and No. 5 on Streaming Songs (30.8 million streams), while nearing Radio Songs (17.9 million impressions). Elsewhere in the Hot 100's top 10, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber's No. 2-peaking "I Don't Care" rebounds 9-8; Khalid's No. 3 hit "Talk" retreats 8-9; and Post Malone's "Goodbyes" returns to the bracket (12-10). Tool returns in strong form at the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart, as the band’s first album in 13 years, Fear Inoculum, debuts at No. 1 with the biggest week for any rock album in over one year. The band’s third No. 1 bows with 270,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Sept. 5 in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 248,000 were in album sales. Fear Inoculum was only sold in two formats: a digital download and a limited-edition CD, which was physically packaged with a 4-inch HD screen and exclusive video footage, a speaker and a 36-page booklet. The elaborate CD retailed for around $45-$50 and quickly became scarce at retail. (Following the huge demand, Tool announced a small batch of additional CDs would be manufactured and, in turn, sold a CD/download combo offer via its webstore on the final day of the tracking week. Customers received the download immediately, with the physical CD arriving later in the month.) Remarkably, Fear Inoculum’s big debut is a now-rare example of a No. 1 album without the assistance of a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer, any sort of album pre-order/pre-sale access code promotion, or a single merchandise/album bundle -- all of which have become the norm for most major albums in recent years as artists struggle to sell albums through more old-fashioned or traditional methods. The last rock album to post a bigger week than Fear Inoculum -- in either equivalent album units or album sales -- was Dave Matthews Band’s Come Tomorrow, which bowed at No. 1 on the June 23, 2018-dated chart with 292,000 units (with 285,000 of that sum in album sales). However, Come Tomorrow’s first-week sales were goosed by a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer. Fear Inoculum is Tool’s first studio album since 10,000 Days, which opened at No. 1 on the May 20, 2006-dated chart with 564,000 copies sold in its first week. (Until December of 2014, the Billboard 200 ranked albums only by weekly sales.) Back on the new Billboard 200, Taylor Swift’s Lover falls from No. 1 to No. 2 in its second week, earning 178,000 equivalent album units (down 79% from its big first week of 867,000 units). Lana Del Rey’s Norman Fucking Rockwell! debuts at No. 3 with 104,000 equivalent album units (with 66,000 of that sum in album sales). Norman tallies Del Rey her sixth top 10 effort. Her last album, 2017’s Lust for Life, opened at No. 1 with 107,000 units (with 80,000 of that in album sales). Coming in at No. 4 is Lil Tecca’s debut effort We Love You Tecca, starting with 68,000 equivalent album units (with just 4,000 in album sales). The set is powered by streaming activity, as it garnered just 1,000 in TEA units, but 64,000 SEA units (equaling 100.5 million on-demand audio streams for its tracks). The album is driven by the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit single “Ran$om,” which has spent the past two weeks at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart (through the most recently published chart, dated Sept. 7). Young Thug’s former No. 1 So Much Fun falls from No. 2 to No. 5 in its third week (61,000 equivalent album units; down 21%), while Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You retreats from its No. 4 peak to No. 6 (45,000 units; down 8%). Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? dips 6-7 (38,000 units; down 6%), Chris Brown’s Indigo climbs 9-8 (34,000 units; down 1%) and Ed Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Project falls 8-9 (33,000 units; down 6%). Rounding out the top 10 is Travis Scott’s Astroworld, which vaults 20-10 with 31,000 units (up 55%). The set gets a big boost thanks to attention generated by the documentary film about Scott, Look Mom I Can Fly, which premiered on Aug. 28 on Netflix.

Song Of The Month
no.1 in Australia, Sweden, Norway, Finland ... and already at no.11 on the Global Chart:
'Dance Monkey' by Australian singer-songwriter Toni Watson, known professionally as Tones As I

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
Ed Sheeran and Stormzy stay at number one
Monday, September 9, 2019
by Alan Jones, London

After climbing for eight weeks in a row, Higher Love comes to a halt this week, remaining at No.2 for Kygo and the late Whitney Houston, with consumption of the track dipping for the first time, falling 8.22% week-on-week to 44,142 units. It is No.1 on paid-for sales (5,927) for the third straight week. No.2 on paid-for sales but No.1 overall, Take

Me Back To London (66,610 sales, including 60,965 from sales-equivalent streams) continues at the summit for a second week for Ed Sheeran feat. Stormzy. Despite the previously-noted heady mix of increasing radio and TV exposure, a 59p price tag at iTunes and the Sir Spyro mix all playing their part, its consumption is down slightly, falling 0.50% week-on-week, compared to an increase of 128.11% in the previous frame. Three weeks after reaching its previous peak of No.4, Manchester rapper Aitch’s first Top 10 hit, Taste (Make It Shake) climbs 6-3 (42,097 sales). Aitch also scores his second Top 10 hit this week as featured guest on Young T & Bugsey’s Strike A Pose, which has taken 13 weeks to climb from debut position of No.30 to the Top 10. Its 12-10 climb this week (29,588 sales) mark its fifth advance in a row and brings Young T & Bugsey their first Top 10 hits. There is also a new peak for Sorry (7-6, 36,461 sales), up for the seventh week in

a row for first time hitmaker Joel Corry. The rest of the Top 10: Ladbroke Grove (5-4, 41,244 sales) by AJ Tracey, 3 Nights (4-5, 40,480 sales) by Dominic Fike, Ran$om (9-7, 35,081 sales) by Lil Tecca, How Do You Sleep? (8-8, 30,762 sales) by Sam Smith and So High (10-9, 29,679 sales) by Mist feat. Fredo. Ladbroke Grove and Ran$om are both revisiting peaks. Overall singles sales are down 1.77% week-on-week at 18,516,015, 21.99% above same week 2018 sales of 15,177,882. Paid-for sales are up 1.21% week-on-week at 637,386, and are 29.18% below same week 2018 sales of 900,054. They are below same week, previous year sales for the 318th week in a row. If statistics are to be believed, Lana Del Rey is the most significant new female singer/songwriter to emerge in the 2010s. She furthers her claim to that title by securing her fourth No.1 album in five releases, with Norman f***ing Rockwell! – on which she co-wrote all but one of the 14 songs – opening atop the chart. Although Taylor Swift – whose Lover dips 1-3 (16,957 sales) to accommodate Del Rey’s - shares top billing among female solo artists, with four No.1 albums apiece in the 2010s, she made her debut in the previous decade. Opening at No.2 on vinyl (4,965 sales) and No.1 on cassettes (2,890 sales), Norman f***ing Rockwell! achieved total consumption of 31,539 units on debut (including 7,272 from sales-equivalent streams) – surpassing the 24,972 copies its immediate predecessor, Lust For Life, sold on its chart-topping arrival a little over two years ago. Del Rey’s second album, Ultraviolence, sped to the summit on sales of 48,028 copies in 2014, while her debut Born To Die, stormed to a No.1 debut on sales of 116,745 copies in 2012, in the wake of back-to-back No.9 hit singles with Video Games and the title track. Del Rey would be equal with Harry Styles (four with One Direction, one solo) and Robbie Williams (four solo, one with Take That) at the top of the list of acts with most No.1 albums in the 2010s had her third album 2015 release Honeymoon, not been up against Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour’s first solo album in 22 years, Rattle That Lock, which sold 48.075 copies to open at No.1, with Honeymoon at No.2 on sales of 28,391 copies. Born To Die has sold more copies (1,173,953) than the rest of Del Rey’s output combined, with Ultraviolence on 230,369 sales, Honeymoon on 126,078 and Lust For Life in 108,773. Twenty-six years since their debut album, and 13 years since their last release, California-based progressive rock legends Tool are finally back in harness, with fifth studio album Fear Inoculum winning huge critical acclaim. Becoming only their second Top 10 album – after immediate predecessor 10,000 Days, which sold 29,710 copies debuting and peaking at No.4 in 2006 – Fear Inoculum equals that peak and achieved consumption of 13,254 units on debut but would likely have made a much bigger splash had its physical availability at this stage not been restricted to an expensive (typically around £90) and hard-to-find special edition which comes with a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage, a speaker and a USB charging cable. Five albums by Kasabian have reached No.1, most recently For Crying Out Loud in 2017. The band’s guitarist and singer Serge Pizzorno’s first solo project – both called and credited to The SLP – debuts this week at No.7 (7,162 sales). One of the grime scene’s most enduring and consistent talents, London rapper Kano scores his second Top 10 album with sixth release, Hoodies All Summer, debuting at No.8 (6,672 sales). It thus matches the debut position but not the first week sales of immediate predecessor, Made In The Manor, which sold 11,994 copies entering at No.8 in March 2016. Made In The Manor’s cumulative consumption of 81,267 units trails only Kano’s 2005 debut album, Home Sweet Home, which never progressed beyond No.36 but has consumption of 136,134 units. Threads, an album of collaborations that she suggests might be her last full-length studio set, earns 57-year-old singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow her 11th Top 75 entry and sixth Top 10 entry. It is her highest charting studio album since 2002. Newly-released 25th anniversary vinyl editions of Oasis’ barnstorming 1994 debut album Definitely Maybe propel it into the Top 10 for the first time in five years. Surging 56-6 (8,607 sales), it was last in the Top 10 in 2014, when it re-entered at No.5 following the release of 20th anniversary editions. 6,783 of its sales last week were of the silver or picture disc vinyl editions, earning it a return to the top of the vinyl albums chart, and raising its career vinyl sales to 100,069. The rest of the Top 10: No.6 Collaborations Project (2-2, 19,380 sales) by Ed Sheeran, Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (3-5, 11,175 sales) by Lewis Capaldi and When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (4-9, 5,649 sales) by Billie Eilish. Overall album sales are up 0.35% week-on-week at 1,673,872, 0.22% above same week 2018 sales of 1,670,188. Sales-equivalent streams accounted for 1,163,559 sales, 69.51% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are up 7.61% week-on-week at 510,313, 28.04% below same week 2018 sales of 709,153.