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Global Chart Report

'Señorita' keeps the top position
Thursday, August 15, 2019
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden


South Korea is becoming more and more influential in the global music scene... and also the music market of the South-Asian country goes stronger and stronger. Last week the top three albums in South Korea sold a total of 680,000 copies: 'Color On Me', the debut EP by Kang Daniel, former member of the boygroup Wanna One, starts with massive 466,701 sales (according to Hanteo), 'We Boom', the third EP by the boygroup NCT Dream, accumulated 182,970 sales and 'It'z Icy', the debut set by the girl group Itzy, follows with 32,416 units. For comparison: in the United States, the biggest music market in the world, the top three albums generated a total of 65,000 real sales last week, in Japan, the second biggest market, around 160,000. No wonder then that also our Global Album Chart is headed by two South Korean albums. 'Color On Me' by Kang Daniel shoots at no.1 with 472,000 equivalent sales, 'We Boom' by NCT Dream arrives at the runner-up slot with 191,000 sales. Rounds out this week top 3 is Ed Sheeran's 'No.6 Collaborations Project'

with another 161,000 sales, a total of 1,11 million after four weeks on the tally. 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 7,000 / 11,082,000, '21' by Adele 8,000 / 29,686,000, '25' by Adele 7,000 / 22,081,000, the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 39,000 / 4,859,000, 'American Teen' by Khalid 17,000 / 3,285,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 23,000 / 3,538,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 35,000 / 5,541,000, the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' soundtrack 39,000 / 3,620,000, 'Championships' Meek Mill 15,000 / 1,459,000, 'Damn.' by Kendrick Lamar 10,000 / 5,442,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD 16,000 / 965,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 36,000 / 14,942,000, 'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 38,000 / 644,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 15,000 / 4,701,000, 'Father Of Asahd' by DJ Khaled 16,000 / 559,000, 'Free Spirit' by Khalid 40,000 / 1,278,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice WRLD 16,000 / 2,148,000, 'Happiness Begins' by Jonas Brothers 27,000 / 838,000, 'Homecoming: The Live Album' by Beyoncé 6,000 / 376,000, 'Hurts 2B Human' by Pink 18,000 / 810,000, 'I Am > I Was' by 21 Savage 10,000 / 1,070,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 7,000 / 8,162,000, 'Invasion Of Privacy' by Cardi B 15,000 / 2,973,000, 'Kamikaze' by Eminem 10,000 / 2,726,000, 'Love Yourself 轉 Answer' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 12,000 / 2,572,000, 'Madame X' by Madonna 14,000 / 417,000, 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 25,000 / 3,940,000, 'Origins' by Imagine Dragons 14,000 / 1,459,000, 'Pray For The Wicked' by Panic! At The Disco 13,000 / 1,503,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 18,000 / 3,657,000, 'Rammstein' by Rammstein 26,000 / 942,000, 'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 8,000 / 4,958,000, 'Scorpion' by Drake 28,000 / 5,598,000, 'Seven' by Lil Nas X 48,000 / 467,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes 42,000 / 2,055,000, the 'Spider Man: Into The Spider-Verse' soundtrack 21,000 / 1,189,000, 'Staying At Tamara's' by George Ezra 9,000 / 1,523,000, 'Step Back In Time' by Kylie Minogue 8,000 / 122,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 21,000 / 4,805,000, 'Sweetener' by Ariana Grande 15,000 / 2,524,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 39,000 / 2,744,000, 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack 25,000 / 7,055,000, 'The Lion King: The Gift' by Beyoncé 22,000 / 129,000, 'Trench' by Twenty One Pilots 10,000 / 1,302,000, 'Views' by Drake 11,000 / 5,037,000, 'Western Stars' by Bruce Springsteen 26,000 / 543,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 15,000 / 11,869,000. 'Señorita' by Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello scores the Global Track Chart a fifth consecutive week and for the first time with a points decrease, down 1,5% to 481,000 points. Without 'Señorita', the country-rap hybrid 'Old Town Road' by Lil Nas X (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) would be an 18th week at the summit... but after 13 weeks at no.1 it lost the crown to 'Señorita' and now it held the runner-up slot for a fifth week with 360,000 points, down 8%. 'I Don't Care' by Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber turns back at no.3 with 338,000 points, down 7%. Ariana Grande lands her sixth Global Top 10 smash in only 16 months: 'Boyfriend' bows at no.6 as the highest new-entry of the week with 197,000 points. The song is a cooperation with pop duo Social House and a lift-off from the act's debut extended play. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other 'La Canción' by J Balvin & Bad Bunny at no.48, 'Hey Look Ma', I Made It' by Panic! At The Disco at no.52, 'Dance Monkey' by Tones And I at no.54, and 'Con Altura' by Rosalia at no.59 for their first appearance on the big list.

GLOBAL NO.1 - 40 YEARS AGO... "Hot Stuff" was released on April 13, 1979 as the lead single from Donna Summer's seventh studio album Bad Girls. Although Donna had previously been mainly been associated with disco songs, this release showed a significant rock direction, including a guitar solo by ex-Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan guitarist Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter. "Hot Stuff" won the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in the inaugural year the award was given out. The song went to no.1 in the USA, Canada, Australia, and Switzerland.

Billboard Report
'Old Town Road' leads Billboard Hot 100 for 19th week
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, extends its record domination atop the Billboard Hot 100, topping the chart for a 19th week. Two weeks ago, "Road"

rewrote the mark for the most time atop the tally, as, with a 17th frame at No. 1, it bested "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber, and "One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men, which ruled for 16 weeks each, in 2017 and 1995-96, respectively. As on the Hot 100, "Road" (on Columbia Records) leads the Streaming Songs chart for a record-padding 19th week, with 58.8 million U.S. streams, down 13%, in the week ending Aug. 8, according to Nielsen Music. "Road" set the record for the top streaming week (143 million) following the April 5 arrival of its remix solely with Cyrus (who has been billed on 18 of the song's 19 weeks atop the Hot 100) and claims nine of the 11 biggest streaming frames to date, including the top three. "Road" concurrently spends a 15th week atop the Digital Song Sales chart, with 34,000 downloads sold, down 28%, in the week ending Aug. 8. The track boasts the second-most

weeks logged atop the list, trailing only "Despacito," which ruled for 17 weeks. On Radio Songs, where it reached No. 2, "Road" falls 17-21, down 11% to 38.5 million audience impressions in the week ending Aug. 11. Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy" notches a ninth total week at its No. 2 Hot 100 high, as it rises 4-3 on Radio Songs (94.7 million, up 4%) and dips 2-4 on Streaming Songs (35.6 million, down 22%) and 5-7 on Digital Song Sales (18,000, down 11%). Below "Road" the entire time that it has ranked at No. 2 on the Hot 100, "Bad Guy" is (as of now) just the fifth non-No. 1 in the chart's history to peak at the runner-up spot for at least nine weeks, and is a week from potentially tying for the most time peaking at No. 2. Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's "Senorita" stays at No. 3 on the Hot 100, after debuting at its No. 2 high on the chart dated July 6; Lizzo's "Truth Hurts" is steady at its No. 4 best; and Khalid's No. 3-peaking "Talk" keeps at No. 5, while leading Radio Songs for a ninth week (127.2 million, down 2%) and Hot R&B Songs for a 16th week. Drake achieves his ninth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his new archival compilation album, Care Package, premieres in the top slot. The set, which was released on Aug. 2 via OVO Sound/Republic Records, launches with 109,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Aug. 8, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 16,000 were in album sales. Drake extends his own record for the most No. 1 albums this decade, as all nine of his leaders have arrived since 2010. Care Package is also the first No. 1 album for OVO Sound, the label co-founded by Drake. All of Drake’s previous albums were released via Young Money/Cash Money/Republic. With Drake notching his ninth No. 1, he continues his remarkable run on the Billboard 200. He’s charted 11 entries on the list, and just two of them have missed the top slot. This March, his So Far Gone mixtape, which was originally released for free in early 2009 but never commercially issued or distributed to streaming services until earlier this year, peaked at No. 5 following its official release. Then, back in 2009, the So Far Gone EP — a distillation of the original So Far Gone mixtape — marked Drake’s first commercial album release and peaked at No. 6. Among artists with the most No. 1s on the Billboard 200, Drake is in legendary company. He’s tied with Garth Brooks, Eminem, Madonna and The Rolling Stones with nine each. Ahead of them: The Beatles (19), Jay-Z (14), Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand (11), and Elvis Presley (10). Care Package’s first-week units totaled 109,000. Of that sum, 90,000 were via SEA units, equating to 115.5 million on-demand audio streams for its songs during the tracking week. The remainder of the album’s starting unit sum came from TEA units (3,000) and album sales (16,000). Notably, the latter figure comprised only sales via digital retailers like the Apple iTunes Store. Care Package did not have any merchandise/album bundles or a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer in play — as has become the norm for many No. 1 albums. (Care Package is only available commercially as a digital download. No physical release for the set, on CD or otherwise, has been announced.) At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Ed Sheeran’s former leader, No.6 Collaborations Project, rises one spot with 49,000 equivalent album units (down 16%). Billie Eilish’s previous chart-topper, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, also climbs one rung (4-3) with 47,000 units (up less than 1%). Lil Durk scores his first top 10 album, as Love Songs 4 the Streets 2 debuts at No. 4 with 44,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, 4,000 were in album sales. The set’s entry was driven largely by streaming activity, with the album garnering 39,000 SEA units in its premiere frame (equaling 52.7 million on-demand audio streams for the set’s songs). The rapper has tallied five previous entries on the Billboard 200, going as high as No. 14 in 2015 with Remember My Name. Chris Brown’s former No. 1 Indigo holds steady at No. 5 with 37,000 equivalent album units earned (down 9%), while NF’s The Search dips from No. 1 to No. 6 in its second week, with 36,000 units (down 72%). The Descendants 3 soundtrack takes a bow at No. 7 with just under 36,000 equivalent album units earned (with 23,000 of that sum in album sales). The soundtrack to Descendants 3 was released on Aug. 2, the same day its parent film premiered on Disney Channel (which was also the first day of the chart’s tracking week). All three of the Descendants soundtracks have reached the top 10: the first debuted at No. 1 on the Aug. 22, 2015-dated list, while Descendants 2 debuted and peaked at No. 6 on Aug. 12, 2017. Two other franchises that started on Disney Channel that also nabbed at least three top 10-charting soundtracks: Hannah Montana (three TV soundtracks, plus a theatrical film soundtrack) and High School Musical (two TV soundtracks, one theatrical film soundtrack). Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You dips 7-8 on the new Billboard 200 (34,000 units; down 8%) while Chance the Rapper’s The Big Day falls 2-9 in its second week (33,000 units; down 70%). Closing out the top 10 is a re-entry for Tool’s Ænima at No. 10. The set – which debuted and peaked at No. 2 in 1996 – was released via digital retailers and streaming services for the first time on Aug. 2, along with most of the rock band’s catalog. The album bounds back onto the list with 33,000 equivalent album units earned (up 5,900%), of which 18,000 were in album sales.

Song Of The Month
new number one in Australia, Sweden and Norway:
'Dance Monkey' by Australian singer-songwriter Toni Watson, known professionally as Tones As I

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
'Señorita' and 'Beautiful People' leading the hitlist
Monday, August 19, 2019
by Alan Jones, London

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello’s Senorita is No.1 for the fourth week in a row, and fifth time in total, with consumption shrinking 6.82% week-on-week to 54,934 units (including 48,592 from sales-equivalent streams). Its consumption has exceeded 50,000 units throughout its eight-week run in the chart so far. Its runner-up this

week, at it has been in the last three weeks, is the song it dethroned, Beautiful People (48,729 sales) by Ed Sheeran feat. Khalid. It brings to 28 the number of weeks that Sheeran has spent at No.2 in his career, all since 2014. After slipping 11-12 last week, How Do You Sleep? switches direction again to become Sam Smith’s 10th Top 10 hit (12-7, 35,682 sales). Four weeks after peaking at No.7, Mist’s first Top 10 hit So High also claws back lost ground, jumping 11-8 (33,366 sales), and four weeks after peaking at No.3, Take Me Back To London rebounds 14-10 (29,479 sales) for Ed Sheeran feat. Stormzy. Climbing for the seventh week in a row and 12th time in 14 weeks, Floridian singer/rapper Dominic Fike’s 3 Nights advances 6-3 (42,417 sales). Nineteen-year-old Manchester rapper Aitch’s fourth hit since his May debut, but his first as primary artist, Taste (Make It Shake) entered at No.8 last week, and now climbs to No.4 (40,867 sales). Up to

No.1 on paid-for sales (7,215) Kygo & Whitney Houston’s Higher Love jumps 9-5 (40,509 sales) on the singles chart, becoming Kygo’s highest-charting hit and first top five entry. It is Houston’s 14th Top 5 entry, and her first since 2009, three years before her death. The rest of the Top 10: Ladbroke Grove (5-6, 40,262 sales) by AJ Tracey and Hold Me While You Wait (10-9, 33,133 sales) by Lewis Capaldi. Boyfriend tumbles 4-11 (29,315 sales) for Ariana Grande & Social House, while ACR spells the end a 12-week run in the Top 10 for I Don’t Care (3-21, 22,781 sales) by Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber. Billie Eilish’s Bad Guy falls into ACR for the second time, and slides 7-25 (18,037 sales) as a result. Overall singles sales are down 2.03% week-on-week at 18,477,797, 22.79% above same week 2018 sales of 15,047,847. Paid-for sales are down 3.22% week-on-week at 650,307, and are 27.57% below same week 2018 sales of 897,880. They are below same week, previous year sales for the 315th week in a row. Twenty years after their eponymous first album debuted and peaked at No.37 on sales of 4,331 copies, heavy metal veterans Slipknot’s sixth studio album, We Are Not Your Kind, blazes to the top of the chart, becoming their eighth Top 75 entry, fifth consecutive Top 5 studio effort and second No.1. It does so on first week consumption of 31,828 units (including 4,281 from-sales equivalent streams), 3.52% above the 30,745 copies their most recent album, 5: The Gray Chapter, sold debuting and peaking at No.2 a little short of five years ago. The band – six of whom have been in Slipknot since their chart debut – previously reached No.1 with their second album, which was named after their home state of Iowa, and sold 51,822 copies on debut, 18 years ago next week. It remains their highest first week sales. Overall sales of Slipknot albums in the UK exceed 1.5m and although it was their lowest-charting studio set, that self-named 1999 debut remains their biggest seller, with a to-date tally of 378,429. Iowa has also gone platinum, with sales of 316,758 copies. Definitions of ‘heavy metal’ vary, but by my reckoning We Are Not Your Kind is only the fifth of that genre among the 278 new No.1 albums in the 2010s. Slipknot’s debut ends the introductory four week run at the summit for Ed Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Project, which retreats to No.2 on sales of 27,105 copies. Nowadays comprising only of 1997 founder members – Welsh vocalist, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Grant Nicholas and Japanese bass player Taka Hirose – Feeder’s 10th studio album, Tallulah, debuts at No.4 (7,457 sales). Their seventh studio album to make the Top 10, and their ninth Top 10 album in all, it is their highest-charting album since 2005 studio set, Pushing The Senses (their fifth) and the following year’s compilation The Singles provided them with back-to-back No.2s. Their last studio album, All Bright Electric, achieved a more modest No.10 peak on first week sales of 5,953 a little under three years ago. The Singles is their biggest seller, with to-date consumption of 528,299, while their top studio set is fourth release, Comfort In Sound, which peaked at No.6 in 2002 and has sold 509,592 copies. The rest of the Top 10: Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (2-3, 12,704 sales) by Lewis Capaldi, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (5-5, 5,627 sales) by Billie Eilish, The Greatest Showman soundtrack (6-6, 5,289 sales), Divide (9-7, 4,622 sales) by Ed Sheeran, Staying At Tamara’s (8-8, 4,502 sales) by George Ezra, Bohemian Rhapsody (10-9, 4,457 sales) by Queen and High Expectations (3-10, 4,184 sales) by Mabel. Overall album sales are down 1.01% week-on-week at 1,664,730, 2.73% above same week 2018 sales of 1,620,454. Sales-equivalent streams accounted for 1,161,462 sales, 69.77% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are up 0.08% week-on-week at 503,268, 26.17% below same week 2018 sales of 681,699.