'Rockstar' holds the top position
Thursday, July 2, 2020
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
atop the Global Track Chart for a second week with 294,000 points, a
4,5% decline compared to the previous week. The Weeknd's former
17-week topper 'Blinding Lights' follows still just behind it with
286,000 points (down 7%). And the Imanbek Remix of Saint Jhn's 'Roses'
turns back to the top three with 237,000 points (down 6%). 'Dance
Monkey' by Tones And I rises back to no.6 this week 170,000 points.
Since October 2019 the smash lingered continuously in the Global Top
10, so it's now the 40th week inside the Top 10. Thus 'Dance Monkey'
equalizes the previous all time record of Ed Sheeran's 'Shape Of You',
which was 2017 / 2018 also 40 weeks inside the Global Top 10. With a
total of 13,482,000 points 'Dance Monkey' climbs to no.13 on the
ALL TIME CHART. The
first half year of 2020 is gone, time to look back to the biggest hits
there: 'Blinding Lights' is the clear winner with 9,501,000 points so
far, followed by 'Dance Monkey' with
(in 2020 alone), 'Don't Start Now' by Dua Lipa (6,963,000), 'The Box'
by Roddy Ricch (5,300,000), and 'Memories' by Maroon 5 (4,648,000). Outside our weekly
Top 40 waiting among other 'Rover' by S1mba feat. DTG at no.43 and
'Whats Poppin' by Jack Harlow at no.45 for their first appearance on the big list.
Two rock legends and two idol groups from South Korea are new on the
current Global Album Top 10: 'Oneiric Diary', the third extended play
by girlie outfit Iz*One, shoots easily at the summit with 404,000
equivalent sales. 'Go Live', the first album by the boy band Stray
Kids, lands at no.3 with 101,000 sales. Two legends are back with new
albums: 'Rough And Rowdy Ways', the 39th studio album by singer /
songwriter Bob Dylan, bows at no.2 globally with 151,000 sales. It's
Dylan's first album of original songs since his 2012 album 'Tempest',
which opened and peaked also at no.2 in the week 39, 2012 with 221,000
sales. And also Neil Young turns back to the hitlists with his 40th
studio set 'Homegrown'. It arrives at no.6 with 74,000 equivalent
sales. Neil Young is 74, and Bob Dylan 79 years old. Here are the five
biggest albums of the first half year 2020: far away from the
competition leads 'Map Of The Soul: 7' by the Bangtan Boys with
5,794,000 equivalent sales, followed by last year's winner, 'When We
All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish with 1,961,000
sales, 'After Hours' by The Weeknd (1,910,000), 'Hollywood's Bleeding'
by Post Malone (1,790,000), and 'Please Excuse Me For Being
Antisocial' by Roddy Ricch (1,711,000). 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 8,000 / 11,513,000,
'21' by Adele 8,000 / 30,127,000, '25' by Adele 8,000 / 22,485,000,
the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 18,000 / 5,967,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott
4,911,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 27,000 / 6,938,000,
'Blame It On Baby' by DaBaby 53,000 / 719,000,
'Calm' by 5 Seconds Of Summer 7,000 / 430,000, 'Changes' by Justin Bieber
1,317,000, 'Circles' by Mac Miller 9,000 / 652,000, 'Cuz I Love You'
by Lizzo 15,000 / 1,774,000, 'Dark Lane Demo Tapes' by Drake 52,000 /
851,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD
19,000 / 1,872,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 23,000 / 16,199,000,
'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 42,000 /
2,903,000, 'Eternal Atake' by Lill Uzi Vert 38,000 / 1,556,000, 'Evolve' by
Imagine Dragons 9,000 / 5,221,000, 'Fine Line' by Harry Styles 62,000
/ 2,360,000, the 'Frozen
II' soundtrack 26,000 / 1,844,000, 'Future Nostalgia' by Dua Lipa
56,000 / 1,014,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice
WRLD 26,000 / 3,309,000, 'High Off Life' by Future 41,000 / 463,000, 'Hollywood's Bleeding' by Post Malone 57,000 / 4,586,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith
4,000 / 8,481.000,
'Indigo' by Chris Brown 10,000 / 1,479,000, 'Invasion Of Privacy' by
Cardi B 9,000 / 3,523,000, 'Lover' by Taylor Swift 23,000 /
3,649,000, 'Manic' by Halsey 15,000 / 993,000, 'Map Of The Soul: 7' by
BTS (Bangtan Boys) 39,000 / 5,794,000, 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' by
BTS (Bangtan Boys) 5,000 / 4,457,000, 'Music To Be Murdered By' by
Eminem 20,000 / 1,565,000, 'No.6 Collaborations' by Ed Sheeran 22,000
/ 3,590,000, 'Over It' Summer Walker 17,000 / 1,346,000, 'Please
Excuse Me For Being Antisocial' by Roddy Ricch 31,000 / 2,004,000,
'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 21,000 / 4,647,000, 'Rare' by Selena
Gomez 13,000 / 857,000, 'Romance' by Camila Cabello 11,000 / 904,000, 'Scorpion' by
Drake 21,000 / 6,652,000,
'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes 10,000 / 2,920,000, 'So Much Fun' by
Young Thug 14,000 / 1,498,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 18,000 /
5,699,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 14,000 / 3,805,000, 'The
Greatest Showman' soundtrack 14,000 / 7,995,000, 'When We All Fall
Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish 55,000 / 6,451,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran
8,000 / 12,347,000.
GLOBAL NO.1 - 10 YEARS AGO...
"California Gurls" is taken from Katy Perry's third
studio album, Teenage Dream (2010). The song features verses from
rapper Snoop Dogg. According to Perry, the song is an answer song to
"Empire State Of Mind" (2009), by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. "California
Gurls" is a midtempo disco-pop and funk-pop song with influences of
new wave and electropop, while its lyrics are an ode to the state of
California, in which both Perry and Snoop Dogg were born and raised.
"California Gurls" garnered positive reviews from music critics, with
the majority of them labeling it a "summer anthem", as well as
complimenting its production and chorus. The song was a worldwide
success, peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for six
consecutive weeks, giving Perry her second US number-one single and
Snoop Dogg his third. The song reached number one in over 10
countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the
United Kingdom and topped Media Traffic's Global Year-End Chart 2010
with a total of 8,369,000 points.
Lil Baby's 'My Turn' clocks in a fourth week at no.1
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
Lil Baby’s My Turn tallies a fourth total week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200
chart, tying The Weeknd’s After Hours for the most weeks atop the list for any
album released in 2020.
My Turn earned 70,000
equivalent album units (down 3 percent) in the U.S. in the
week ending June 25, according to Nielsen Music / MRC Data. The album (released
via Quality Control / Motown / Capitol) has now strung together three
consecutive frames at No. 1. It captured its first week at No. 1 when it bowed
atop the chart dated March 14.
Among albums released in 2020, My Turn is now tied with After Hours for the most
weeks at No. 1, each with four. After Hours spent its first four weeks on the
chart at No. 1 (April 4-25). Special note goes to Roddy Ricch’s Please Excuse Me
for Being Antisocial, as the late 2019 release logged one week at No. 1 on Dec.
21, 2019, then three weeks at No. 1 in 2020. At No. 2 on the Billboard 200, Bob
Dylan captures his highest charting album in more than a decade, as
Rough and Rowdy Ways arrives with 53,000 equivalent album units earned.
Of that sum, 51,000 are in album sales, 2,000 are in SEA units,
and a negligible
figure are in TEA units.
Dylan was last higher on the chart with 2009’s Together Through Life, which
debuted and peaked at No. 1 on the May 16, 2009-dated chart.
All told, Rough and Rowdy Ways marks Dylan’s 23rd top 10 album and 50th top 40
set. With Rough and Rowdy Ways’ debut, Dylan logs his seventh consecutive decade
of charting top 40 albums. He captured eight in the 1960s, 14 in the ‘70s, seven
in the ‘80s, four in the ‘90s, seven in the ‘00s, nine in the ‘10s, and now one
in the ‘20s. He’s the first act to have achieved at least one top 10 album in
each decade from the ‘60s through ‘20s. (The 2020s decade is still young, so a
number of other acts could join him in this achievement.)
Dylan made his Billboard 200 debut (and overall Billboard chart debut) nearly 57
years ago with The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, which arrived on the list dated Sept.
7, 1963, at No. 125. It peaked at No. 22 on Oct. 5 of that year. He got his
first top 10 with the No. 6-peaking Bringing It All Back Home on Oct. 9, 1965.
He earned his first of five No. 1s with Planet Waves on Feb. 16, 1974.
The new album was led by the 17-minute track “Murder Most Foul,” which debuted
and peaked at No. 5 on the Hot Rock Songs chart (April 11, 2020). It also
entered atop the Rock Digital Song Sales chart, marking Dylan’s first No. 1 song
on any Billboard chart.
A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s Artist 2.0 rockets back into the top 10 on the
Billboard 200, as it flies from No. 80 to No. 3, following its deluxe reissue on
June 19. The set earned 43,000 equivalent album units -- up 292 percent. Most of
that gain is attributed to streaming activity, as 41,000 of that figure is SEA
units (up 281 percent).
The album debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the Feb. 29-dated list and spent its
first two weeks in the top 10. The album was reissued on the 19th, adding nine
songs to the original set’s 20-song tracklist.
DaBaby’s Blame It On Baby slips from No. 3 to No. 4 (37,000 equivalent album
units; down 8 percent,
Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding falls 4-5 (36,000 units; down 4 percent) and
Lady Gaga’s Chromatica drops 2-6 (33,000 units; down 25 percent).
Drake’s Dark Lane Demo Tapes falls from No. 5 to No. 7 with just over 32,000
units (down 11 percent).
Teyana Taylor achieves her first top 10 album, as The Album bows at No. 8 with
32,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, 27,000 are in SEA units,
4,000 are in album sales and 1,000 are in TEA units. Taylor previously visited
the Billboard 200 twice, with VII in 2014 (peaking at No. 19) and K.T.S.E.
(reaching No. 17 in 2018).
Lil Uzi Vert’s former No. 1 Eternal Atake (moving 8-9 with just over 31,000
equivalent album units earned; down 8 percent) and
Polo G’s The Goat (9-10 with 31,000 units; down 8 percent).
DaBaby's "Rockstar," featuring Roddy Ricch, returns to No. 1 on the
Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for a third total week in the top spot.
The song reclaims the throne from 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj's "Trollz,"
which plummets to No. 34 on the Hot 100, after it debuted at No. 1 a
"Rockstar," released on SouthCoast / Interscope Records, rebounds from No.
2 on the Hot 100, after it led the lists dated June 13 and 20. It posts
a sixth week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, with 37.9 million
U.S. streams (down 5%) in the week ending June 25, according to Nielsen
Music/MRC Data. It lifts 3-2 on Digital Song Sales with 12,000 sold
(down 7%) in the week ending June 25 and 14-12 on Radio Songs with 39.7
million airplay audience impressions (up 27%, good for the Hot 100's top
Airplay Gainer award) in the week ending June 28, hitting new highs on
Megan Thee Stallion's former one-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Savage," featuring
Beyoncé, rises 4-2 and
The Weeknd's former four-week leader "Blinding Lights" lifts 5-3. The
latter leads Radio Songs for a 12th week (76.8 million, up 3%) and the
multi-metric Hot R&B Songs chart for a 15th frame.
SAINt JHN's "Roses" enters the Hot 100's top five, rising 8-4. It pushes
8-7 on Streaming Songs (17.4 million, down 3%) and holds at No. 8 on
Digital Song Sales (9,000, down 3%) and No. 11 on Radio Songs (41.9
million, up 19%).
Justin Bieber's "Intentions," featuring Quavo, returns to its No. 5 Hot
100 high, from No. 7;
Doja Cat's former one-week No. 1 "Say So" is steady at No. 6; and
Lil Baby's "The Bigger Picture" drops to No. 7 following its debut at
No. 3 a week earlier, as it keeps at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (27.1
million, down 31%).
Jack Harlow scores his first Hot 100 top 10, as "Whats Poppin" bounds
18-8. The rapper's first Hot 100 entry jumps 13-5 on Streaming Songs
(19.8 million, up 21%) and debuts at No. 23 on Digital Song Sales
(5,000, up 92%), following the June 24 arrival of its DaBaby, Tory Lanez
and Lil Wayne remix (in which DaBaby shouts out his chart success with
"Rockstar," rapping, "Still on the Billboard, the No. 1 song in UK";
indeed, the song, in addition to its Hot 100 reign, tops the Official UK
Singles chart for a sixth week). The track advances 37-29 on Radio Songs
(26 million, up 23%).
Lil Mosey likewise earns his first Hot 100 top 10, as "Blueberry Faygo"
rises 11-9. The single ascends 12-11 on Streaming Songs (17.6 million,
down 1%) and repeats at No. 13 on Radio Songs (36.5 million, up 14%),
while increasing by 6% to 3,000 sold. The song samples Johnny Gill's
former Hot 100 top 10 "My, My, My," which reached No. 10 in September
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Post Malone's "Circles" returns to
the region, rising 13-10 and logging a record-extending 39th week in the
top 10. The song led the chart for three nonconsecutive weeks in
November, December and January.
Record Of The Month
Jawsh 685 had originally posted the instrumental, titled "Laxed (Siren Beat)",
to YouTube in 2019. The original song was made to pay homage to Jawsh 685's
Samoan and Cook Island roots and went viral on Tik Tok in 2020 sparking the
"Culture Dance" challenge, in which others would show off their cultural roots
while dancing to the song. Following its viral success, "Laxed (Siren Beat)" was
officially released to online platforms on 24 April 2020 and Jawsh 685 signed
with Columbia Records in May 2020. Following the viral success of "Laxed (Siren
Beat)" on TikTok, Jason Derulo posted a video of himself partaking in the
"Culture Dance" challenge, which received tens of millions of views. On 11 May
2020, Derulo teased "Savage Love" which was built off of a sample of "Laxed
(Siren Beat)". However, Derulo did not credit Jawsh 685 nor did Derulo obtain
clearance for the sample. This sparked widespread backlash and calls for Derulo
to properly clear the sample and credit Jawsh 685. It was reported that Jawsh
685 was in talks with multiple artists, including Derulo, to remix "Laxed (Siren
Beat)", but Derulo "went 'rogue'" and released "Savage Love" without properly
obtaining permission to do so. A source close to the situation stated that
Derulo wanted the song for himself and to only have Jawsh 685 as the producer,
but Jawsh 685 wanted more control over the work and did not want to be "bullied
by a larger artist into putting [the song] out". On 11 June 2020, Columbia
Records announced that the two artists had "put aside their differences" with
Jawsh 685 allowing Derulo to use the sample. Jawsh 685 is credited as an artist
and co-writer, as well as the track's sole producer.
Music Week Report
The oldest man ever to have a no.1 album
Monday, June 29, 2020
by Alan Jones, London
Bob Dylan last topped the albums chart in 2015 with Shadows In The
Night. In the process he set a new benchmark, the first ever man in his
70s to enjoy a Number One album. Five years later the legendary star is
back at the summit once more as his 39th studio album Rough And Rowdy
ways debuts with some style at No.1. A month
beyond his 79th birthday Dylan is
once more the oldest man ever to have a chart-topping album, a record he sets
for the third time in eleven years and the second time he has deposed Rod
Stewart to do so.
Dylan's first album of original songs for eight years, Rough And Rowdy Ways
debuts with an impressive sale of 34,117. By way of comparison Shadows In The
Night could only manage 22,031 first week out. His ninth album to top the charts
(putting him level with ABBA and Queen on the all-time list), it comes 55 years
and 2 months after The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan became his first. Only Elvis
Presley (60 years) can claim a greater span of No.1 records.
Why have one septuagenarian at the top of the market when you can have two?
Admittedly some distance behind his recent live collaborator but still
comfortably in second place is Neil Young with Homegrown. His 40th studio album,
it features material originally recorded in 1974 only for the singer to pull its
release at the last moment, making them something of a holy grail for
longstanding fans. This built up demand duly propels it into the charts with a
sale of 9,042, in the process becoming only his ninth Top 10 album and his
highest charting since Sleeps With Angels reached No.2 back in August 1994.
Phoebe Bridgers finally breaks her British chart duck this week as her second
studio album Punisher makes her this week's biggest deal from the younger
generation - she is after all less than a third of the age of the two men ahead
of her. The album is a new entry at No.6 with 5,484 sales to its name. Her 2017
debut Stranger In The Alps has never reached the published charts but has
notched up 18,554 sales in its own right to date.
Albums sales nudge upwards again, rising 2.95% week-on-week to 1,860,025. Every
market sector is up, but most notably physical sales which take a 7.61% leap to
371,738, once more just shy of 20% of the total.
The top of the singles chart this week looks identical to last in every sense of
the word. So tightly bound are the top two singles that the week-on-week change
in their respective sales varies by less than half a percent.
To be specific: Rockstar by DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch notched up 59,563 chart
sales this week for a sixth week at No.1 (57,201 of them from sales-equivalent
streams), precisely 264 copies more than last. Rain On Me from Lady Gaga and
Ariana Grande is locked in second place and enjoyed 46,786 chart sales - 198
fewer than last time out. Both singles are nothing if not consistent.
At least there are stirrings of change just below. After its upwards momentum
stalled last week, Breaking Me by Topic featuring A7s is on the move once more
and rises to a new peak of No.3 with 42,950 sales.
Meanwhile, Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat) has a Polynesian wind in its sails
and takes a flying leap into the Top 10 in a manner which suggests the breezy
track is destined to be the soundtrack to the summer. Its 22-4 jump is a result
of a 147% surge in chart sales to 39,139. It is now Jason Derulo's 14th Top 10
hit single, now his biggest hit since Want To Want Me was top of the charts
exactly five years ago, and the first for South Auckland teenager Jawsh 685 who
reaps the rewards of standing his ground over an artist credit for the track.
Also newly berthed in the Top 10 is Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles a mere 33
weeks after it first charted as a teaser album cut, although just six weeks into
its present chart run. The track finally breaks the glass ceiling and leaps 11-7
with 30,170 sales. It means his second album Fine Line has produced three Top 10
hits (Lights Up and Adore You the others), in stark comparison to his eponymous
debut which spawned just one.
Singles sales are back above the 21 million mark for the first time in three
weeks, standing at 21,251,026 after a 2.64% rise. Paid sales take a further dip
standing at 500,376, 1.82% below last week's total and once more at their lowest
level for 13 weeks.