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'Save Your Tears' remains at no.1
Thursday, May 13, 2021
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden


Powered by a new remix with the additional voice of Ariana Grande, The Weeknd's 'Save Your Tears' remains for a second week atop the Global Track Chart with 342,000 points, down 19% compared to the previous week. The song leads also the (not published) Global Airplay Chart with 85,000 points and holds the runner-up slot on the year-to-date list with a total of 4,127,000 points, behind Olivia Rodrigo's 'Drivers License' with 4,683,000 points. Back to this week's tally, where 'Peaches' by Justin Bieber ranks still at no.2 with 333,000 points (down 3,5%) and 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name)' by Lil Nas X follows at no.3 with 295,000 points (down 5%). Highest debut of the week comes from Billie Eilish: 'Your Power', the third single from her upcoming album 'Happier Than Ever', bows at no.7 globally with 215,000 points. The folk-ballad was written as usual by herself and brother Finneas O'Connell. 'Dance Monkey' by Tones And I left the Top 40 after

incomprehensible 89 weeks... an unique historic record! The song debuted on August 24, 2019 at no.39 and was short time later 16 weeks at no.1. Outside our weekly Top 40 waiting among other 'El Makinon' by Karol G & Mariah Angeliq at no.49, 'Arcade' by Duncan Laurence at no.51, and 'Beat Box' by SpotemGottem | Pooh Shiesty | Da Baby at no.56 for their first appearance on the big list. 'Romanticize', the fourth studio album by the South Korean boy group Nu'Est, storms atop this week's Global Album Chart with 194,000 equivalent sales. It's already the eighth South Korean album, which tops the tally this year. For comparison: there were only four albums from the United States at no.1 ('Evermore' and 'Fearless' by Taylor Swift, 'Dangerous: The Double Album' by Morgan Wallen, and 'Medicine At Midnight' by the Foo Fighters), and one album each from Japan ('1st' by SixTones) and Canada ('Justice' by Justin Bieber). Also new this week American rapper Moneybagg Yo with his fourth studio album 'A Gangsta's Pain' at no.2 (113,000 sales) and South Korean boy band Day6 with their seventh EP 'The Book Of Us: Negentropy' at no.6 (74,000 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 / 12,028,000, '21' by Adele 8,000 / 30,584,000, '25' by Adele 8,000 / 22,885,000, the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 12,000 / 6,584,000, 'After Hours' by The Weeknd 62,000 / 4,173,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 23,000 / 5,916,000, 'BE' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 41,000 / 4,860,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 20,000 / 7,876,000, 'Blackpink - The Album' by Blackpink 6,000 / 1,640,000, 'Blame It On Baby' by DaBaby 15,000 / 1,991,000, 'Chemtrails Over The Country Club' by Lana Del Rey 28,000 / 373,000, 'Dancing With The Devil (Art Of Starting Over)' by Demi Lovato 32,000 / 246,000, 'Dangerous: The Double Album' by Morgan Wallen 59,000 / 1,768,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD 19,000 / 2,772,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 27,000 / 17,275,000, 'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 28,000 / 4,420,000, 'Eternal Atake' by Lill Uzi Vert 14,000 / 2,406,000, 'Evermore' by Taylor Swift 29,000 / 1,837,000, 'Fine Line' by Harry Styles 50,000 / 4,986,000, 'Folklore' by Taylor Swift 30,000 / 3,828,000, the 'Frozen II' soundtrack 9,000 / 2,583,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice WRLD 26,000 / 4,573,000, the soundtrack of the Original Hollywood Cast to 'Hamilton: An American Musical' 22,000 / 3,743,000, 'Hollywood's Bleeding' by Post Malone 35,000 / 6,415,000, 'Legends Never Die' by Juice WRLD 40,000 / 3,516,000, 'Lover' by Taylor Swift 15,000 / 4,457,000, 'Map Of The Soul: 7' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 16,000 / 6,814,000, 'Medicinie At Midnight' 11,000 / 493,000, 'Music To Be Murdered By' by Eminem 15,000 / 2,539,000, 'My Turn' by Lil Baby 30,000 / 3,092,000, 'No.6 Collaborations' by Ed Sheeran 8,000 / 4,223,000, 'Plastic Hearts' by Miley Cyrus 14,000 / 818,000, 'Positions' Ariana Grande 47,000 / 2,056,000, 'Power Up' by AC/DC 10,000 / 1,447,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 18,000 / 5,531,000, 'Scorpion' by Drake 20,000 / 7,393,000, 'Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon' by Pop Smoke 60,000 / 4,488,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 15,000 / 6,376,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 10,000 / 4,391,000, 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack 15,000 / 8,698,000, 'The Highlights' by The Weeknd 44,000 / 854,000, 'The Voice' by Lil Durk 23,000 / 728,000, 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish 40,000 / 8,322,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 5,000 / 12,694,000.

GLOBAL NO.1 - 50 YEARS AGO ... "Rose Garden" was written in 1967 by musician Joe South. It was first recorded by Billy Joe Royal. Versions by South himself and Dobie Gray appeared shortly after the original. Gray's version became a minor hit in North America in 1969. In 1970, Lynn Anderson recorded "Rose Garden" after hearing South's original version. However, Anderson's producer rejected the song's recording because he did not consider it to be a female tune. After much convincing, the song was eventually recorded and released as a single in October 1970 ... and becoming one of the biggest country smash hits ever. "Rose Garden" topped the charts in Germany, Australia, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, New Zealand, Norway, Finland, and Ireland, furthermore it went to no.3 in the United States and United Kingdom. On the Year-End Chart 1971 "Rose Garden" placed at no.2 behind George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" with 7,760,000 points.

Billboard Report
DJ Khaled lands third no.1 album on Billboard 200
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

DJ Khaled nets his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as Khaled Khaled debuts atop the list. The 14-track album was released on April 30 via We the Best /

Epic Records and features a galaxy of guest stars, ranging from Drake and Jay-Z to Justin Timberlake and Justin Bieber. Khaled Khaled starts with 93,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending May 6, according to MRC Data.Khaled Khaled follows DJ Khaled’s previous leaders, Grateful (in 2017) and Major Key (2016), both of which also boasted a bevy of A-list collaborators. Of Khaled Khaled’s 93,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week ending May 6, SEA units comprise 76,000 (equaling 106.87 million on-demand streams of the album’s tracks), album sales comprise 14,000 and TEA units comprise 3,000. Khaled Khaled was preceded by a pair of top 10-charting songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, both featuring Drake: “Popstar” and “Greece,” which reached Nos. 3 and 8, respectively, on the Aug. 1, 2020-dated chart. The next five albums on the Billboard 200 are all former No. 1s: Moneybagg Yo’s A

Gangsta’s Pain slips 1-2 in its second week (70,000 equivalent album units earned; down 37%), Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album is a non-mover at No. 3 (53,000; down 2%), Justin Bieber’s Justice rises 5-4 (42,000; down 12%), the Slime Language 2 project led by Young Thug falls 2-5 (40,000; down 34%) and Rod Wave’s SoulFly is steady at No. 6 (a little more than 35,000; down 11%). Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia rises 8-7 for its 12th straight week in the top 10, earning nearly 35,000 units (down less than 1%). The album debuted at No. 4 on the April 11, 2020-dated chart, then spent two more weeks in the top 10 (April 18-25) before falling out of the region until the Feb. 27, 2021-dated chart, when it began its current top 10 streak. Pop Smoke’s former No. 1 Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon rises 10-8 on the new Billboard 200 with 32,000 equivalent album units earned (down 2%). The Weeknd’s previous leader After Hours dips 7-9 with nearly 32,000 units (down 18%). Thomas Rhett rounds out the new top 10 with the No. 10 debut of his latest studio album Country Again (Side A). Of that sum, SEA units comprise 15,000 (equaling 19.34 million on-demand streams of the album’s tracks), album sales comprise 14,000 and TEA units comprise 1,000. The album was led by the single “What’s Your Country Song?” which marked his 16th No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart (dated March 27) and his second leader on the Hot Country Songs chart. The Weeknd and Ariana Grande's "Save Your Tears" spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. The track, originally released solely by The Weeknd on his 2020 album After Hours, topped the tally for the first time a week earlier following the release of its remix with Grande. "Save Your Tears," released on XO / Republic Records, holds atop the Hot 100 with 22.4 million streams (down 26%) and 8,500 downloads sold (down 53%) in the week ending May 6, according to MRC Data. It also attracted 68.5 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 1%) in the week ending May 9. A week earlier, following the April 23 release of its remix with Grande, "Tears" surged by 111% to 30.4 million streams and 265% to 18,000 sold. The track dips 2-3 on Radio Songs and 2-5 on Streaming Songs and falls from No. 1 to No. 4 on the Digital Song Sales chart. "Leave the Door Open" by Silk Sonic, the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, holds at No. 2 on the Hot 100, four weeks after reaching No. 1. It logs a fourth week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (80.9 million, up 5%), while leading Hot R&B Songs for a seventh week and Hot R&B / Hip-Hop Songs for a third frame; both charts use the same methodology as the Hot 100. Justin Bieber's "Peaches," featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon, keeps at No. 3 on the Hot 100, six weeks after it debuted at No. 1. The song claims the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer award for a sixth consecutive week (up 15% to 70.7 million). Dua Lipa's "Levitating," featuring DaBaby, hits a new No. 4 Hot 100 high, rising from No. 5, as it continues to be a prominent source for soundtracking clips on TikTok. It likewise ranks in the Radio Songs top five for the first time (7-4; 51 million, up 16%, after previously peaking at No. 6 in January; it hit a weekly high of 55.4 million in February). It reaches a new No. 2 best on Digital Song Sales, up from No. 4 (9,700, down 11%), and keeps at its No. 6 peak on Streaming Songs (21.8 million, up 2%). Doja Cat's "Kiss Me More," featuring SZA, ascends to the Hot 100's top five, lifting 6-5 with 25.9 million in airplay audience (up 12%); 25.6 million streams (up 6%); and 4,700 sold, essentially even week-over-week. Doja Cat notches her second top five Hot 100 hit, among two top 10s, after "Say So," featuring Nicki Minaj, topped the May 16, 2020, chart. SZA makes her first visit to the top five, among four top 10s. Polo G's "Rapstar" descends 4-6 on the Hot 100 after arriving and spending its first two weeks on the chart at No. 1. It rules Streaming Songs (29.5 million, down 15%) and the multi-metric Hot Rap Songs ranking for a fourth week each. Masked Wolf's "Astronaut in the Ocean" returns to its No. 7 Hot 100 best, from No. 8, as it becomes his first No. 1 on Digital Song Sales (2-1; 11,000, down 13%), and Lil Nas X's "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" retreats 7-8 on the Hot 100, five weeks after it launched at No. 1. Billie Eilish's "Your Power" debuts at No. 9 on the Hot 100 following its first full week of availability. Released at 12 p.m. ET April 29, it enters the chart with 22.2 million streams and 4,200 sold in the April 30-May 6 tracking week. It also drew 9.6 million in airplay audience in the week ending May 9. It starts at No. 4 on Streaming Songs and No. 17 on Digital Song Sales. Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, The Kid LAROI and Miley Cyrus' "Without You" blasts from No. 23, its prior best, to No. 10 following the April 30 release of its remix with Cyrus. It hits the top 10 with 12.5 million streams (up 54%) and 7,600 sold (up 218%) in the week ending May 6, good for the Hot 100's top Streaming and Sales Gainer honors. It also drew 43.5 million in airplay audience (up 9%) in the week ending May 9. It surges 50-5 on Digital Song Sales for its first week in the top 10 and concurrently hits the Radio Songs top 10, roaring 13-6. On Streaming Songs it re-enters at No. 21, likewise a new high.

Record Of The Month

The 25 year-old British musician Thomas Grennan found fame as guest vocalist on 'All Goes Wrong' by Chase & Status, which was featured as the hottest record on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show. Some weeks ago his second studio album 'Evering Road' landed atop the British Album Chart. The lift-off 'Little Bit Of Love' is currently a Top 10 hit in United Kingdom.

United Kingdom
Music Week
Tion Wayne has his first number one
Monday, May 10, 2021
by Alan Jones, London

A narrow lead on first sales flashes eventually widened into a chasm, and it means that after a six-week climb Body by Tion Wayne and Russ Millions is by some distance the new No.1. The single almost doubles in consumption and posts 71,208 chart sales this week. 69,677 of these are from an astonishing 10.7m streams, notably

well over 3m of them via video platforms. The all-star 'remix' version of the track accounts for fully 68% of Body’s overall consumption. Russ' previous hit Gun Lean is generally acknowledged as the first Drill hit to reach the British Top 10 so it seems only fitting that he should also be one of the performers of the genre's first true No.1 single. Rap of wildly divergent styles dominates the Top 3 this week. Lil Nas X's Montero (Call Me By Your Name) slides to No.2 (50,290 sales - making it only the second track this year to top 50k and not be No.1), but rising to meet him are Doja Cat and SZA with Kiss Me More which ascends to a new peak of No.3 (39,136 sales). It is Doja's second Top 3 hit but SZA's biggest to date, surpassing her turn on Kendrick Lamarr's No.5 hit All The Stars in 2018. Meanwhile Justin Bieber and friends slide to No.4 with Peaches (36,877 sales). As has now become routine a new Billie Eilish track becomes highest new entry of the week.

Arriving in the same week her Vogue cover shoot displayed an entirely new side of her, Your Power slides effortlessly into the charts at No.5 (36,087 sales) to become the teenager's seventh Top 10 hit single, her fifth to reach the Top 5. It is officially the third single to be lifted from her forthcoming second album Happier Than Ever, slated for a July release. Top of the Hot 100 in America, Save Your Tears from The Weeknd does indeed enjoy the delayed gratification we spoke of last week as the four month old hit resets to SCR and leaps to No.8 (29,741 sales) to finally become the Canadian's tenth Top 10 single in this country, fully ten weeks after it first topped out at No.11. Streams of the Ariana Grande duet version account for 57% of the track's sales although prevailing chart rules mean (unlike in America) she is not added to its credits. The singles market dips marginally to 22,658,935 although this is now the eighth week in a row the number has topped the 22 million mark indicating this has now become the new baseline level. Paid sales rise for the second week running, up almost 8.5% week on week to 395,588 and their highest level for four weeks. It has been an absurdly busy week for in-demand new releases. Eight of this week’s Top 10 albums are accounted for by new entries and, perhaps inevitably, for the 38th week running Britain has a new No.1 album. Royal Blood will grab most of the headlines as they emerge triumphant from the melee with their third chart-topping album. Typhoons maintains their impressive 100% career strike rate as it follows its two predecessors straight to the top with a chart sale of 31,992 – the latest No.1 album to outsell the rest of the Top 5 put together. A range of coloured vinyl formats helps the release to a physical sale of 24,055, but Typhoons also performed notably well at streaming too, DSP consumption accounting for 4,483 sales making it the third most-streamed album of the week. Royal Blood’s self-titled debut opened with sales of 65,812 in 2014, with their second album How Did We Get So Dark posting 48,447 in its first week on sale three years later. Their first release in three years, Coral Island is a landmark 10th studio album from The Coral, an expansive concept album initially considered for two separate releases before being combined into one two-disc package. Charting at No.2 (8,936 sales), it’s the band’s sixth Top 10 album and their first for some considerable time. Roots & Echoes from 2008 was their last release to land in the upper reaches, and indeed they have not charted this high since Magic And Medicine gave them their only No.1 record back in 2003. A souvenir of the commemorative all-star concert held at the Royal Albert Hall in February 2020, Celebrate The Music Of Peter Green lands with some style at No.3 (7,932 sales). Credited to Mick Fleetwood And Friends and available in a variety of standard and super-deluxe physical formats, it is effectively the first-ever chart album from the long-time Fleetwood Mac drummer, his previous solo credited offerings having failed to trouble the printed listings until today. An all-new Top 4 is completed by Birdy whose Young Heart album becomes her third Top 10 record in a row, arriving in fourth place with 6,497 sales. Last week’s No.1 Surrounded By Time from Tom Jones survives for a second week in the Top 5 (No.5, 6,086 sales) putting it just ahead of Fortitude, the seventh studio album from French metal group Gojira. Charting at No.6 (5,969), it becomes far and away the highest-charting album of their career. Their previous career best was Magma (2016) which peaked at No.24 and remains, for now, their biggest seller in this country with 25,617 sales to its name. There’s room for at least one chart debut this week courtesy of Girl In Red – the performing alias of Norwegian producer and songwriter Marie Ulven. If I Could Make It Go Quiet, the first full release from the rising star, ends the week at No.7 (5,817 sales). Pink Floyd albums have always been a worthwhile listen, no matter how long they take to emerge: 31 years after it was first taped, Live At Knebworth 1990 arrives at No.8 (5,671 sales). It is Pink Floyd’s 18th Top 10 album in a chart career that now spans 54 years but their first live album to chart since Is There Anybody Out There made No.15 back in April 2000. Home to hit singles Greece and Popstar (and you suspect several more still to come), Khaled Khaled is the twelfth album from DJ Khaled. Loaded with star names and inevitably the most-streamed album of the week, it becomes his fourth Top 10 album in a row at No.10 with 5,427 sales. This does, in turn, mean frustration for Teenage Fanclub. Their 11th full album Endless Arcade, their first without co-founder Gerard Love, just misses the cut at No.11 (5,133 sales). The only other survivor from last week’s Top 10 is Future Nostalgia from Dua Lipa, which clings on at No.9 adding another 5,445 sales. New releases always bump the market and sales are up 3.25% to 1,887,694, their highest of the year to date. Physical sales surge too, leaping fully 23.88% to 388,527, these numbers and indeed their market share of 20.58% all the highest they have been since Christmas week.