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Global Chart Report

Ariana lands second no.1 this year
Thursday, November 15, 2018
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden


As expected, Exo's 'Don't Mess Up My Tempo' remains at the summit of the Global Album Chart for a second week with massive 585,000 equivalent sales, after the first full week at retail. Together with the sales of the first three days in South Korea, the band's fifth studio album generated a total of 1,2 million so far. Two films are currently dominating the cinema landscape: 'A Star Is Born' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody'... and also the associated soundtracks are big sellers globally. 'A Star Is Born' by Lady GaGa & Bradley Cooper sits tight at no.2 with another 173,000 equivalent sales, a total of 1,17 million so far and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen climbs to no.4 with 127,000 sales, 261,000 since its release. Between 'A Star Is Born' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' shoots this week's highest debut at no.3 with 131,000 sales: it's 'Not All Hereos Wear Capes', the solo debut album by American record producer and songwriter Leland Tyler Wayne, better known as Metro Boomin.

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 8,000 / 10,776,000, '21' by Adele 8,000 / 29,321,000, '24k Magic' by Bruno Mars 10,000 / 4,904,000, '25' by Adele 9,000 / 21,696,000, 'American Teen' by Khalid 19,000 / 2,562,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 57,000 / 1,966,000, 'Beautiful Trauma' by Pink 10,000 / 3,050,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 62,000 / 3,585,000, the 'Black Panther' soundtrack 10,000 / 1,656,000, 'Camila' by Camila Cabello 16,000 / 1,590,000, 'Culture II' by Migos 14,000 / 1,759,000, 'Damn.' by Kendrick Lamar 14,000 / 4,938,000, 'Dancing Queen' by Cher 16,000 / 366,000, 'Dangerous Woman' by Ariana Grande 11,000 / 2,244,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 47,000 / 13,249,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 28,000 / 3,882,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice WRLD 34,000 / 1,055,000, 'Illuminate' by Shawn Mendes 9,000 / 2,513,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 10,000 / 7,827,000, 'Kamikaze' by Eminem 59,000 / 1,743,000, 'Love Yourself 轉 Answer' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 25,000 / 1,858,000, the 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' soundtrack 22,000 / 1,008,000, the 'Moana' soundtrack 9,000 / 3,059,000, 'More Life' by Drake 12,000 / 3,921,000, 'My Dear Melancholy,' by the Weeknd 6,000 / 930,000, 'Pray For The Wicked' by Panic! At The Disco 18,000 / 748,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber 5,000 / 6,599,000, 'Queen' by Nicki Minaj 24,000 / 879,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 46,000 / 2,411,000, 'Red Pill Blues' by Maroon 5 17,000 / 1,519,000, 'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 17,000 / 4,428,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes 24,000 / 1,272,000, 'Starboy' by The Weeknd 11,000 / 3,910,000, 'Staying At Tamara's' by George Ezra 17,000 / 770,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 26,000 / 3,854,000, 'Sweetener' by Ariana Grande 66,000 / 1,326,000, 'Tell Me You Love Me' by Demi Lovato 5,000 / 1,187,000, 'Tha Carter V' by Lil Wayne 55,000 / 1,011,000, 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack 61,000 / 4,833,000, 'The Thrill Of It All' by Sam Smith 8,000 / 2,553,000, 'Trench' by Twenty One Pilots 49,000 / 544,000, 'Views' by Drake 12,000 / 4,594,000, 'Voicesnotes' by Charlie Puth 6,000 / 548,000, 'X' by Ed Sheeran 18,000 / 11,325,000, 'Ye' by Kanye West 6,000 / 854,000, and 'Youngblood' by 5 Seconds Of Summer 16,000 / 785,000.  COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  Ariana Grande celebrates a second no.1 smash this year. After 'No Tears Left To Cry' started at the summit in the calendar week 18, her new tune 'Thank U, Next' doing the same this week with 270,000 points. 'Thank U, Next', a self-empowerment song that mentions many of Grande's past relationships, is taken from her upcoming fifth studio album of the same name. Marshmello & Bastille's jump to the hot spot last week turns out to be an ejector seat now, as 'Happier' throws down at no.4 this week with 227,000 points. Sandwiched between are remaining 'Girls Like You' by Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B and 'Shallow' by Lady GaGa & Bradley Cooper at no.2 with 233,000, respectively at no.3 with 229,000 points. Driven by the fantastic Queen biopic, the band's legendary six-minute suite 'Bohemian Rhapsody' turns back on the international hitlists for a fourth time in history! First appeared in December 1975 on the Global Top 10, shortly after its release, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' reached no.2. 16 years later, after Freddie Mercury's death, the song turned back at no.4. Some months later, in April 1992, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' charted for a third time and went to no.8, because the song was featured in a scene in the film 'Wayne's World'. And now, also 16 years later again, it enjoys renewed popularity, due the Queen biopic with the same name. 'Bohemian Rhapsody' recurrents at no.31 globally this week with 80,000 points, a total of 9,088,000 points after 33 non-consecutive weeks on the tally, enough for no.104 on the ALL TIME CHART. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other 'I'll Never Love Again' by Lady GaGa at no.53, 'No Stylist' by French Montana feat. Drake at no.55, and 'Beautiful' by Bazzi feat. Camila Cabello at no.56 for their first appearance on the big list.  COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART

30 YEARS AGO ... 'A Groovy Kind Of Love' by Phil Collins topped the Global Charts for nine non-consecutive weeks and was the biggest success of the year 1988. It was released for the soundtrack to the British romantic crime comedy 'Buster', starring Phil Collins, Julie Walters, Larry Lamb and Sheila Hancock. The song heavily based on the Rondo movement of Sonatina in G major, op.36 no.5, by Muzio Clementi. Firstly recorded as an upbeat guitar-based pop song by Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders, it was a no.8 success in May 1966. Collin's version was a slow ballad with a prominent keyboard and strings.

Billboard Report
Kane Brown earns first no.1 album
on Billboard 200
Thuesday, November 20, 2018
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

Country singer-songwriter Kane Brown earns his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his second full-length studio effort, Experiment, bows in the top slot. The set, which

was released on Nov. 9 via Zone 4/RCA Nashville, starts with 124,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Nov. 15, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 105,000 were in album sales. Experiment is just the third country album to reach No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart in 2018. It follows Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty (Sept. 29; 266,000 units in its debut frame) and Jason Aldean’s Rearview Town (April 28; 183,000). Experiment follows Brown’s debut self-titled full-length album, released in 2016. The latter peaked at No. 5 on the Oct. 28, 2017-dated tally, after it was reissued with bonus tracks. Brown previously notched entries with a pair of EPs: Chapter I (No. 9; April 4, 2016) and Closer (No. 40; Oct. 31, 2015). At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Imagine Dragons logs its fourth top two-charting effort, as its fourth full-length studio effort Origins enters with 91,000 units (61,000 in album sales). The rock group’s last studio set, Evolve,

debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the July 15, 2017-dated list (starting with 146,000 units). The quartet also visited the top two with its two earlier studio sets: Smoke + Mirrors (No. 1; March 7, 2015) and Night Visions (No. 2; Sept. 22, 2012). The debut parade continues on the Billboard 200, as Trippie Redd’s A Love Letter to You 3 starts, appropriately enough, at No. 3. The set enters with 84,000 units (11,000 in album sales). The hip-hop artist’s album is powered largely by streaming activity, as it collected 72,000 in SEA units (which translates to 108.8 million on-demand audio streams for the album’s tracks in its first week). Love Letter is also the week’s most-streamed album overall. The late Lil Peep debuts at No. 4 with his first posthumous album, Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2. The set starts with 81,000 units (43,000 in album sales, bolstered by sales from an array of merchandise/album bundles). The new album is Lil Peep’s first top 10 effort and follows Come Over When You’re Sober, which reached No. 38 (Dec. 9, 2017). The latter set was released on Aug. 15, 2017 but didn’t debut on the chart until Dec. 2, 2017 — after Lil Peep died on Nov. 15, 2017. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s former three-week No. 1 A Star Is Born soundtrack slips from No. 2 to No. 5 with 68,000 units (down 13 percent). The Beatles’ self-titled album, often referred to as the White Album, re-enters the chart at No. 6 following its 50th anniversary reissue on Nov. 9. The set climbs back onto the tally with 63,000 units earned (up 1,499 percent), of which 52,000 were in traditional album sales (up 5,596 percent). The album, first released in 1968, was remastered and reissued in a variety of formats, including some with a bevy of bonus tracks. The White Album spent nine nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 between Dec. 28, 1968 and March 1, 1969. Until this week, it was last higher on the chart on March 29, 1969, when it ranked at No. 5 (the final week in the top 10 of its initial chart run). Rounding out the new top 10 on the Billboard 200: Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack falls 3-7 (54,000 units; down 8 percent), Metro Boomin’s Not All Heroes Wear Capes slides 1-8 in its second week (52,000 units; down 47 percent), Drake’s former five-week leader Scorpion dips 5-9 (43,000 units; down 5 percent) and Travis Scott’s former two-week topper Astroworld descends 8-10 (41,000 units; up 2 percent). Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" leads the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Nov. 24) for a second week, gaining in streams after its first full week of tracking. The song blasted in atop the Hot 100 a week ago, becoming Grande's first No. 1 on the chart. "Next," released on Republic Records, repeats atop the Hot 100, as well as the Streaming Songs and Digital Song Sales charts, with 63.4 million U.S. streams (up 14 percent) and 43,000 downloads sold (down 47 percent) in the week ending Nov. 15, according to Nielsen Music. The track debuted with 55.5 million streams and 81,000 sold in the week ending Nov. 8, with just over five days of streaming and sales data, as it was released late Saturday, Nov. 3. "Next" concurrently nears Radio Songs, up 94 percent to 22 million in all-format airplay audience. On the mainstream top 40 radio-based Pop Songs chart, the track flies 33-20 with Greatest Gainer honors. "Next" (down 3 percent in overall activity week-over-week) easily outpaced Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode," which rebounds from No. 3 to its No. 2 Hot 100 high. The track rises 5-4 on Streaming Songs (35.2 million, up 1 percent) and 17-7 on Digital Song Sales (17,000, up 45 percent, boosted by a 69-cent sale price in the iTunes Store) and becomes Scott's first Radio Songs top 10 (11-9; 60.2 million, up 2 percent). Marshmello and Bastille's "Happier" rebounds 4-3 on the Hot 100, revisiting its best rank, as it becomes each act's first No. 1 on Radio Songs (3-1; 99.2 million, up 9 percent). The song unseats Maroon 5's "Girls Like You" after 16 weeks atop Radio Songs (1-2; 98.3 million, down 10 percent), leaving "Girls" tied for the second-longest No. 1 run in the chart's 28-year history, after Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris" (18 weeks, 1998). "Girls" matched the 16-week Radio Songs commands of Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" in 2005 and No Doubt's "Don't Speak" in 1996-97. "Happier" dips 4-5 on Digital Song Sales (22,000, down 11 percent) and holds at No. 10 on Streaming Songs (21.2 million, down 4 percent).  COMPLETE CHARTS

Song Of The Month
Fifth most viewed song last week at YouTube was 'Culpables'
by Colombian reggaeton singer Karol G and Puerto Rican rapper Anuel AA.
The song is a big smash in several countries in Latin America and in Spain.

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
Muse versus Murs
Monday, November 19, 2018
by Alan Jones, London

Muse vs. Murs: Something had to give on this week’s chart, with Muse shooting for their sixth consecutive No.1 album with Simulation Theory and Olly Murs for his fifth in a row with You Know I Know. In practice, Theory won the race fairly easily. Muse’s eighth studio album cantered to victory on sales of 44,320 copies (including 4,057

from sales-equivalent streams), while You Know I Know sold 35,622 copies (including 2,043 from sales-equivalent streams) to debut at No.2. However, Simulation Theory had a lower first week sale than those of immediate predecessor Drones (72,863 sales, 2015); Muse’s sixth studio album, The 2nd Law (108,536 sales, 2012); the 148,161 copies that their fifth studio album The Resistance sold when opening at the summit in 2009; the 115,144 copies that their fourth album, Black Holes & Revelations, sold debuting at number one in 2006; and the 71,597 copies that their third album, Absolution, sold when providing their first No.1 in 2003. It surpasses only the opening weeks of their first two albums. Their first, Showbiz, debuted at No.69 on sales of 2,901 copies in 1999, and eventually peaked at No.29. Second album, Origin Of Symmetry debuted and peaked at No.3 in 2001, with an opening tally of 45,652 sales.The band has also charted with compilation Hullabaloo,

which debuted and peaked at No.10, with first week sales of 16,384 in 2002; live album, HAARP, which opened and peaked at number two, on sales of 45,276 copies in 2008; and Live At Rome Olympic Stadium, which attracted 10,509 sales to open at No.36 in 2013. Overall sales of Muse albums in the UK now stand at 5,275,193, with top tallies of 1,119,574 for Black Holes & Revelations, 948,685 for Absolution and 790,602 for The Resistance. Despite Murs’ failure in his valiant effort to become the first X Factor act to register five No.1 albums in a row, he does become the first to open his career with six straight Top 2 albums. You Know I Know’s opening tally is substantially below of all its predecessors. In order, they are the eponymous Olly Murs (2010, 108,212 sales), In Case You Didn’t Know (2011, 148,532 sales), Right Time, Right Place (2012, 126,949 sales), Never Been Better (2014, 92,597 sales) and 24 Hrs (2016, 57,981 sales). All were also November releases, and all reached No.1 except the first. You Know I Know’s first frame was undoubtedly impacted by the failure of first single Moves (feat. Snoop Dogg) to dent the Top 50 in a six-week chart run before the album came out, though it now reaches a new peak, climbing 68-46 (11,005 sales). No.1 on debut in 1968, and last in the chart at the start of 2016, when the band’s catalogue was made available on streaming services for the first time, The Beatles’ eponymous ninth album, also known as The White Album, re-enters at No.4 (22,086 sales) after being released in greatly expanded 50th anniversary editions. Not this high in the chart since February 1969, it follows the 50th anniversary edition of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which returned to No.1 for The Beatles in June of last year, on sales of 36,559 copies. Aled Jones scores his third Top 10 album, and Russell Watson his seventh, as their first collaboration, In Harmony, debuts at No.8 (15,549 sales). It brings 51-year-old Watson his 15th Top 75 album, and 47-year-old Jones his 19th. Las Vegas band Imagine Dragons reached the top three with each of their previous albums but their fourth release, Origins, opens at No.9 (12,278 sales) this week. There has been at least one Motion Picture Cast Recording in the top three for each of the last 44 weeks – and that run continues as The Greatest Showman soundtrack rebounds 5-3 (22,141 sales), while Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s soundtrack to A Star Is Born falls 2-6 (19,914 sales). Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack to the Freddie Mercury biopic of the same name ebbs 3-11 (11,345 sales) but they still have an album in the Top 10, with their 2000 compilation The Platinum Collection: Greatest Hits I, II & III, advancing 7-5 (20,576 sales), to achieve its highest chart position since 2003. Completing the Top 10: Si (4-7, 18,087 sales) by Andrea Bocelli and Always In Between (8-10, 11,988 sales) by Jess Glynne. Overall album sales are up 8.18% week-on-week at 1,959,596, 4.36% below same week 2017 sales of 2,049,031. Sales-equivalent streams accounted for a record 1,030,492 sales, 52.59% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are up 18.03% week-on-week at 929,104, 22.27% below same week 2017 sales of 1,195,243. Ariana Grande’s two No.1 singles hitherto both reigned for a single week in 2014, but Thank U, Next not only spends a second week at the summit but also sees an increase in consumption week-on-week of 31.02% to 95,439 units (including 86,653 from sales-equivalent streams), the highest for a No.1 single since Artists For Grenfell’s version of Bridge Over Troubled Water debuted atop the chart on sales of 170,360 some 73 weeks ago. The only change to membership of the Top 10 sees Calvin Harris & Sam Smith’s six-week chart-topper Promises sink 4-18 (18,713 sales) as ACR kick ins, to be replaced by Freya Ridings’ Lost Without You, which has peaked twice before at No.9 before dropping out of the Top 10, and is there again, springing 12-9 (26,114 sales). In an otherwise sedate Top 10, Rita Ora’s Let You Love Me breaks out of its 6-5-6-5-6-5 sequence, rising to No.4 (35,406 sales) – a new peak – and there is also a new high for Halsey’s Without Me (9-6, 31,607 sales). The rest of the Top 10: Shallow (2-2, 41,937 sales) by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, Woman Like Me (3-3, 37,994 sales) by Little Mix feat. Nicki Minaj, Funky Friday (6-5, 33,399 sales) by Dave feat. Fredo, Thursday (7-7, 31,230 sales) by Jess Glynne, Sunflower (10-8, 26,355 sales) by Post Malone feat. Swae Lee and ZeZe (8-10, 24,825 sales) by Kodak Black feat. Travis Scott & Offset. Overall singles sales are up 0.77% week-on-week at 16,286,203, 11.70% above same week 2017 sales of 14,579,885. That is its highest level since the week before video streams were included in the chart and stream conversion ratios were lowered, 20 weeks ago. Paid-for sales are down 4.08% week-on-week at 828,723 and are 24.07% below same week 2017 sales of 1,091,493. They are below same-week, previous-year sales for the 276th week in a row.  COMPLETE CHARTS

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