'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'
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
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 /
'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
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.
'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,
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
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
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
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
Music Week Report
'Señorita' and 'Beautiful People' leading
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
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.
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).
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
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.