'Good 4 U' reigns a second week
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
'Good 4 U'
tops the Global Track Chart for a solid second week with 410,000
points. Most of it are from streaming, where 'Good 4 U' collected
355,000 points, another 29,000 are from digital sales and 26,000 are
from airplay. That means that the song won through the streaming
points alone, because the next competitor, 'Save Your Tears' by The
Weeknd, reaches the runner-up slot with 328,000 points. And the
latter leads still the (not published) Global Airplay Chart for a
13th week in a row with 89,000 points and the Year-To-Date Chart
with a total of 5,790,000 points. Highest debut of the week comes
from Puerto Rican singer Bad Bunny. His new smash 'Yonaguni' bows at
no.9 globally with 250,000 points. The song's title refers to
Yonaguni Island in Japan. Back to The Weeknd: his sensational
monster smash 'Blinding Lights' breaks through the 20 million border
this week! It's only the second time in history, that a song got
more than a total of 20 million points.
First was Elton
John's 'Candle In The Wind 1997', which reached the 20 million
border in January 1998. Outside our
weekly Top 40 waiting among other 'Arcade' by Duncan Laurence at
no.46, 'El Makinon' by Karol G & Mariah
Angeliq at no.48 and 'Iko Iko' by Justin Wellington & Small Jam at no.52 for their first appearance on the big list.
Parallel to the Track Chart, Olivia Rodrigo climbs also at no.1 on
the Global Album Chart with her debut effort 'Sour'. After the start
at the runner-up slot last week with 411,000 equivalent sales it
leads now with 267,000. Driven by the release of an excellent vinyl
version, Taylor Swift's 'Evermore' shoots back at no.2 this week
with 239,000 sales, a massive 1.227% boost comparerd to the previous
week. The set arrived at no.1 in the week 52, 2020 with 445,000
sales and repeat the next week at the top with another 276,000
sales. Rounds out this week's top three is J.Cole's 'The Off-Season'
with 85,000 sales.
Rounds out the top three is the sixth studio album by Twenty One
Pilots, 'Scaled And Icy' bows there with 126,000 sales.
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 13,000 / 12,094,000,
'21' by Adele 8,000 / 30,624,000, '25' by Adele 7,000 / 22,923,000,
the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 10,000 / 6,639,000, 'After Hours' by
The Weeknd 52,000 / 4,431,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott
6,013,000, 'BE' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 23,000 / 4,967,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone
16,000 / 7,962,000,
'Blackpink - The Album' by Blackpink 4,000 / 1,665,000, 'Blame It On Baby' by DaBaby
12,000 / 2,053,000, 'Chemtrails Over The Country Club' by Lana Del
Rey 12,000 / 452,000,
'Dancing With The Devil (Art Of Starting Over)' by Demi Lovato
12,000 / 335,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD
15,000 / 2,851,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran
25,000 / 17,402,000,
'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 23,000 /
4,543,000, 'Eternal Atake' by Lill Uzi Vert 13,000 / 2,472,000,
Version)' by Taylor Swift 27,000 / 756,000, 'Fine
Line' by Harry Styles 46,000 / 5,219,000, 'Folklore' by Taylor Swift
27,000 / 3,960,000, the 'Frozen
II' soundtrack 9,000 / 2,629,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice
WRLD 40,000 / 4,708,000, the soundtrack of the Original Hollywood Cast
to 'Hamilton: An American Musical' 20,000 / 3,845,000,
'Hollywood's Bleeding' by Post Malone 31,000 / 6,575,000, 'Khaled
Khaled' by DJ Khaled 39,000 / 315,000, 'Legends
Never Die' by Juice WRLD 35,000 / 3,697,000, 'Lover' by Taylor Swift
4,538,000, 'Map Of The Soul: 7' by
BTS (Bangtan Boys) 20,000 / 6,903,000, 'Medicinie At Midnight' 4,000
/ 522,000, 'Music To Be Murdered By' by
Eminem 21,000 / 2,624,000, 'My Turn' by Lil Baby 28,000 / 3,226,000, 'No.6 Collaborations' by Ed Sheeran
/ 4,261,000, 'Plastic
Hearts' by Miley Cyrus 11,000 / 882,000, 'Positions' Ariana Grande
32,000 / 2,237,000, 'Power Up' by AC/DC
6,000 / 1,483,000,
'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 16,000 / 5,615,000,
Drake 16,000 / 7,477,000, 'Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon' by
Pop Smoke 50,000 / 4,755,000,
'Stoney' by Post Malone 13,000 /
6,441,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 10,000 / 4,441,000, 'The
Greatest Showman' soundtrack 13,000 / 8,766,000, 'The Highlights' by
The Weeknd 38,000 / 1,040,000, 'The Voice' by Lil
Durk 17,000 / 818,000, 'When We All Fall
Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish 37,000 / 8,517,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran
5,000 / 12,719,000.
GLOBAL NO.1 - 10 YEARS AGO
... "Rolling In The Deep" is the lead single from Adele's second studio
album and huge multi-million seller, 21. The singer herself describes it as a
"dark blues-y gospel disco tune". The lyrics describe the emotions of a scorned
lover. The song was released on 29 November 2010. "Rolling In The Deep" was
acclaimed by music critics and represented a commercial breakthrough for Adele,
propelling her to international success. The song reached number one in eleven
countries and the top five in many more regions. It was Adele's first number-one
song in the United States, reaching the top spot on many Billboard charts,
including the Billboard Hot 100 where it was number one for seven weeks. On 12
February 2012, "Rolling In The Deep" received three Grammy Awards for Record of
the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Short Form Music Video. Critics and music
publications ranked the song highly on their end-of-year lists. On the Global
Chart it was the biggest hit of the year 2011 and after massive 65 weeks on the
tally it had a total of 11.969.000 points.
'Butter' sticks at no.1 on Billboard Hot 100
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
BTS' "Butter" glides to a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard
Hot 100 songs chart, two weeks after it launched at the summit, becoming
the South Korean superstar group's fourth
leader on the survey.
"Butter," released May 21 on BigHit Entertainment / Columbia Records,
drew 15.4 million U.S. streams, down 19%, and sold 138,400 downloads,
down 1%, in the week ending June 10, according to MRC Data. It also
attracted 24.6 million radio airplay audience impressions, up 10%, in
the week ending June 13.
The track logs a third week atop the Digital Song Sales chart, drops
10-19 on Streaming Songs and rises 32-28 on Radio Songs.
"Butter" equals BTS' best Hot 100 command among the act's four No. 1s,
as the group's first leader, "Dynamite," spent its first two weeks on
the chart at the top spot in September 2020 and returned for a third
week in the lead in October. With "Butter," BTS thus rules the Hot 100
for three consecutive weeks for the first time. Olivia Rodrigo's "Good 4 U" keeps at No. 2 on the Hot 100, three weeks
after it debuted at No. 1. It posts a fourth week atop Streaming Songs
(42.1 million, down 15%); slips 3-5 on Digital
Song Sales (11,100, down
5%); and jumps 35-21 on Radio Songs with 27.8 million impressions, up
38%, as it wins the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer award for a second
"Butter" and "Good 4 U" mark the first set of songs to rank at Nos. 1
and 2, respectively, on the Hot 100 for three consecutive weeks in 2021.
The double-up is the greatest since Roddy Ricch's "The Box" and Future's
"Life Is Good," featuring Drake, lined up in the same respective spots
for eight straight weeks in January-March 2020.
Dua Lipa's "Levitating," featuring DaBaby, holds at No. 3 on the Hot
100, after reaching No. 2, and
Justin Bieber's former one-week No. 1 "Peaches," featuring Daniel Caesar
and Giveon, rebounds 6-4. The latter returns for a third week atop both
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot R&B Songs, with both multi-metric charts
employing the same methodology as the Hot 100.
"Leave the Door Open" by Silk Sonic, the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson
.Paak, descends 4-5 on the Hot 100, after two nonconsecutive weeks at
No. 1. It adds a ninth week atop Radio Songs (89 million, down 2%).
The Weeknd and Ariana Grande's "Save Your Tears" backtracks 5-6 on the
Hot 100, after two weeks at No. 1;
Doja Cat's "Kiss Me More," featuring SZA, repeats at No. 7, after
reaching No. 5;
Masked Wolf's "Astronaut in the Ocean" lifts 9-8, after hitting No. 6,
as it leads the multi-metric Hot Rap Songs chart for a fourth week; and
Olivia Rodrigo's "Deja Vu" drops 8-9 on the Hot 100, after rising No. 3.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Bad Bunny's "Yonaguni" bounds onto
the chart at No. 10 with 27.3 million streams and 4,800 sold in its
first week, ending June 10, following its June 4 release. The single
starts at No. 2 on Streaming Songs and No. 18 on Digital Song Sales. It
also drew 3.1 million radio audience impressions in the week ending June
Lil Baby and Lil Durk’s collaborative album, The Voice of the Heroes,
debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, scoring the former his
second leader and the latter his first.
The album bows with 150,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in
the week ending June 10, according to MRC Data, driven nearly entirely
by streaming activity of the its songs. The hip-hop set, which was
released on June 4, also boasts guest turns from a quartet of acts who
have all had their own No. 1 albums: Travis Scott, Meek Mill, Young Thug
and Rod Wave.
Of Voice’s 150,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week
ending June 10, SEA units comprise 144,000 (equaling 197.71 million
on-demand streams of the album’s 18 tracks), album sales comprise
slightly more than 4,000 and TEA units comprise a little over 1,000.
Lil Durk is the sixth act to get their first No. 1 album on the
Billboard 200 in 2021, following Olivia Rodrigo, Moneybagg Yo, Rod Wave,
Morgan Wallen and Playboi Carti. (The lattermost debuted at No. 1 on the
Jan. 9-dated chart with his Dec. 25, 2020 release, Whole Lotta Red.)
Rodrigo’s former No. 1 Sour is steady at No. 2 for a second week,
earning 143,000 equivalent album units (down 23%). Two more former
leaders are next, as Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album rises 4-3 with
50,000 units (down 4%) and J. Cole’s The Off-Season dips 3-4 with 44,000
units (down 25%).
South Korean pop quintet Tomorrow x Together notches its first top 10
album on the Billboard 200, as The Chaos Chapter: Freeze debuts at No. 5
with 43,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, album sales
comprise 39,000, SEA units comprise 4,000 (equaling 6.42 million
on-demand streams of the album’s eight tracks) and TEA units comprise a
negligible sum. Like most K-pop releases, the CD edition of the album
was issued in multiple collectible packages, each with assorted internal paper goods and
randomized elements (photocard, postcard). A hefty 96% of the album’s
sales came from the CD editions, while the remaining 4% were from the
Tomorrow x Together had previously gone as high as No. 25 with 2020’s
Minisode1: Blue Hour (Nov. 21, 2020-dated chart).
Moneybagg Yo’s former No. 1 A Gangsta’s Pain falls 5-6 on the new
Billboard 200 with 38,000 equivalent album units earned (down 10%) while
Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia slips 6-7 with 35,000 units (though up 2%).
Taylor Swift’s Evermore falls 1-8 with 31,000 units (down 85%) after its
74-1 jump a week ago.
The top 10 is rounded out by two former No. 1s: The Weeknd’s After Hours
(holding at No. 9 with 29,000 equivalent album units; down 1%) and Luke
Combs’ What You See Is What You Get (a non-mover at No.10 with 28,000
units; down 2%).
Record Of The Month
This year's winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, 'Zitti E Buoni' by Italian
rock-outfit Måneskin, becomes a big success globally and reached no.15
last week with 144,000 points - the most successful ESC song since 'Euphoria'
by Loreen went to no.12 with 163,000 points in the week 24, 2012.
Alternative rock act Wolf Alice lands first no.1
Monday, June 14, 2021
by Alan Jones, London
Twice before they have been midweek leaders only to be denied the chart
crown at the death, so the sight of Wolf Alice not only leading the
chart race but doing so with what would turn out to be an insurmountable
lead is a very welcome one. The third album of haunting beauty from the
British group, Blue Weekend lands them
their first No.1
record with a huge sale of 36,182, driven mostly by a large physical sale of 29,587, in
the biggest opening week for a British group so far this year. Wolf
Alice are bucking the trend and growing bigger with each release:
Visions Of A Life opened with 19,333 sales in 2017, their debut Love
Is Cool posting 13,891 first time out in 2015.
Against this whirlwind even Olivia Rodrigo could not compete but she
still more than holds her own, Sour dipping to No.2 but posting
another strong sale of 25,846 - 23,370 of these coming via streams
as its tracks continue to be consumed in large quantities.
That leaves third place to James as the veteran Manchester band
return with their third studio album in three years. All The Colours
Of You is their 18th chart album, the tenth to reach the Top 10 and
their seventh to make the Top 3. It's No.3 placing is thanks to
13,112 sales. It's predecessor Living In Extraordinary Times sold
12,268 copies to debut at No.6 back
in 2018. This all means that the
Top 3 albums each top five figures and post sales in excess of
10,000 for what is now the fourth week in a row.
Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia is in there, just as it always is, this
week’s No.4 with 5,548 sales. Next in the queue is The Voice Of The
Heroes, a well-received collaborative album from Lil Baby & Lil
Durk, which almost needless to say has been streamed rather than
purchased but still accumulates enough sales (5,518 to be exact) to
chart at No.5. That means it becomes Lil Baby's second Top 10
record, arriving 15 months after his solo work My Turn charted at
No.6. Lil Durk has, however, never been this high, having landed
three Top 40 albums in the last two years, most recently with The
Voice, which reached No.26 back in January. Two cuts from the album
make the singles chart, the title track at No.62 (7,704 sales) and
Hats Off a place behind (7,514 sales).
It has been a long wait for a new Crowded House album, their last
studio offering Intriguer released way back in 2010. The legendary
New Zealand group are a true family affair once more with Neil
Finn's sons Liam and Elroy both now considered full time members and
with producer Mitchell Froom back on board for the first time since
1991's Woodface there is a genuine aura of renewal about the
Dreamers Are Waiting is the group's seventh studio album and takes
them into the Top 10 for the first time since 2007, charting at No.6
with 5,385 sales. He played on 10 chart albums as a member of ZZ Top
but the only solo work from Billy F Gibbons to chart until today was
2015's Perfectamundo, which had a brief shot of bourbon at No.62 in
November that year. A better fate turns out to be in store for his
third album Hardware which rockets to No.18 (3,080 sales).
After weeks edging towards the 2 million mark albums sales dip 6.2%
to 1,875,653. All market sectors are down this week, physical sales
dropping the most in a 10.7% fall to 340,894.
Olivia Rodrigo ups the ante once more with three simultaneous Top 5
hits, making her the first female artist to do so. Good 4 U remains
ahead of the rest of the singles market by a country mile and is
No.1 for a third week. Its sales are down to "only" 95,867 but still
more than double its nearest rival. Streams contribute all but 2,302
to that total, a further 11.2m plays mean Good 4 U is now the first
single to be streamed more than 11 million times for three
consecutive weeks. Rodrigo is now the first solo female to spent 12
weeks atop the charts in a single calendar year since Connie Francis
reached the same total in 1958.
Deja Vu remains her second-biggest hit of the moment, rebounding to
No.4 (35,390 sales). Her third is a returning Traitor, which plays
the chart hokey-cokey with Drivers License and after a week’s
absence re-enters at the expense of the latter, hitting a new peak
of No.5 (28,157 sales). Her former No.1 single is a mere 1,422 sales
behind and notionally the seventh biggest hit of the week only for
the 3-track rule to bar it from the printed chart.
In a Rodrigo-free world, The Weeknd has the biggest hit as Save Your
Tears accelerates to a new peak of No.2 (41,095 sales), reaching the
Top 3 after an epic chart climb of 22 weeks. Consumption remains
split fairly equally between the original and duet versions of the
track, the Ariana Grande-featured remix accounting for 55% of its
streams. The Top 5 is rounded off by Doja Cat and SZA's Kiss Me
More, static at No.3 with 39,372 sales.
He's technically already had a chart-topping single this year having
featured on the all-star remix of Body. Now Brighton rapper ArrDee
this week has a Top 10 entry with his first credited chart hit as
Oliver Twist slams in as the highest new entry at No.7 (24,786
The singles market is down 4.45% to 23,431,997. Paid-for sales dip
0.6% to 369,954 for a second consecutive week of decline.