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Global Chart Report

'Savage Love' remains at no.1
Thursday, August 6, 2020
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden


'Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat)' by New Zealand music producer Jawsh 685 and American singer Jason DeRulo keeps the crown of the Global Track Chart for a second week with 316,000 points, a 10% increase compared to the previous week. No movement also on the following places: 'Rockstar' by DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch sits tight at no.2 (down 6% to 267,000 points) and 'Blinding Lights' by the Weeknd stays at no.3 (down 3% to 245,000 points). The ladder ranks since 29 weeks in the top three. Five songs from Taylor Swift's new no.1 album 'Folklore' entering the current tally, two of it reaching the Top 10: 'Cardigan' lands at no.5 and 'Exile' bows at no.10 with 225,000, respectively 150,000 points. With these two new songs Taylor Swift has a total of 20 Global Top 10 smashes so far, the first was 'Love Story' in 2009. 'Dance Monkey' by Tones And I shoots into the Top 10 of the ALL TIME CHART at no.9 with a total of 14,240,000 points. It relegates

the both most successful Spanish-speaking songs of all time: 'Despacito' by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee from 2017 slides now to no.10 with 14,196,000 points and 'Macarena' by Los Del Rio from 1996 goes to no.11 with 14,126,000 points. Outside our weekly Top 40 waiting among other 'Agua' by Tainy feat. J Balvin & J Balvin at no.44, 'Un Dia (One Day)' by J Balvin | Dua Lipa | Bad Bunny | Tainy at no.46, and 'Nobody's Love' by Maroon 5 at no.53 for their first appearance on the big list. Asia rules the Global Album Chart: the half of our current efforts in the Top 10 and massive 65% of the sales there are from the continent. A special Japanese Bangtan Boys compilation, titled as 'Map Of The Soul 7: The Journey', shoots atop the list with 588,000 sales. The album isn't identical to Bangtan Boys' 'Map Of The Soul: 7', which was released on February 21 this year and generated massive 5,932,000 equivalent sales so far. Exo-SC, a second sub-unit of the Korean-Chinese boy group Exo, bows at the runner-up slot with their first album '1 Billion Views' and 419,000 sales. Rounds out the top three is last week's no.1 smash, Juice WRLD's posthumous album 'Legends Never Die'. It got another 229,000 sales, a total of 823,000 in only two weeks. 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 9,000 / 11,546,000, '21' by Adele 10,000 / 30,168,000, '25' by Adele 9,000 / 22,521,000, the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 15,000 / 6,028,000, 'After Hours' by The Weeknd 55,000 / 2,146,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 28,000 / 5,025,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 26,000 / 7,045,000, 'Blame It On Baby' by DaBaby 42,000 / 904,000, 'Changes' by Justin Bieber 19,000 / 1,400,000, 'Chromatica' by Lady GaGa 53,000 / 1,097,000, 'Cuz I Love You' by Lizzo 13,000 / 1,831,000, 'Dark Lane Demo Tapes' by Drake 35,000 / 1,005,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD 21,000 / 1,958,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 24,000 / 16,293,000, 'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 39,000 / 3,062,000, 'Eternal Atake' by Lill Uzi Vert 29,000 / 1,683,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 9,000 / 5,257,000, the 'Frozen II' soundtrack 25,000 / 1,948,000, 'Future Nostalgia' by Dua Lipa 42,000 / 1,194,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice WRLD 28,000 / 3,426,000, 'High Off Life' by Future 27,000 / 584,000, 'Hollywood's Bleeding' by Post Malone 53,000 / 4,807,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 4,000 / 8,497.000, 'Indigo' by Chris Brown 11,000 / 1,521,000, 'Invasion Of Privacy' by Cardi B 10,000 / 3,561,000, 'Lover' by Taylor Swift 23,000 / 3,739,000, 'Manic' by Halsey 15,000 / 1,051,000, 'Map Of The Soul: 7' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 35,000 / 5,932,000, 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 9,000 / 4,489,000, 'Music To Be Murdered By' by Eminem 16,000 / 1,633,000, 'My Turn' by Lil Baby 61,000 / 1,652,000, 'No.6 Collaborations' by Ed Sheeran 22,000 / 3,678,000, 'Over It' Summer Walker 16,000 / 1,414,000, 'Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial' by Roddy Ricch 24,000 / 2,112,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 20,000 / 4,727,000, 'Rare' by Selena Gomez 8,000 / 894,000, 'Romance' by Camila Cabello 10,000 / 948,000, 'Rough And Rowdy Ways' by Bob Dylan 54,000 / 365,000, 'Scorpion' by Drake 18,000 / 6,728,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes 9,000 / 2,957,000, 'So Much Fun' by Young Thug 12,000 / 1,550,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 17,000 / 5,771,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 14,000 / 3,862,000, 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack 14,000 / 8,050,000, 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish 45,000 / 6,644,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 8,000 / 12,379,000.

GLOBAL NO.1 - 40 YEARS AGO... "Funkytown" was the lead single from the disco act's debut album Mouth To Mouth (1979). Written by musician, composer, and record producer Steven Greenberg and sung by Cynthia Johnson, the song expresses the singer's pining for a metaphorical place that will "keep me movin', keep me movin' with some energy". Steven wrote the song while the band was living in Minneapolis with dreams of moving to New York. The Time Out magazine reported that 'Funkytown' expresses a simple, repetitive yearning for the pulse of a bigger city, goosed by a killer ten-note synth riff. 'Gotta make a move to a town that's right for me', sings Cynthia Johnson in a robotic, vocoderized voice (a precursor to the audio-tune sound) before busting out an unmodified, soulful wail, pleading for a trip to the party destination of her dreams. Released in March 1980, 'Funkytown' came late to the disco-party, but gave it a jolt of electricity... and it was a huge success, no.1 in the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Austria, and New Zealand. On the Global Year-End Chart 1980 'Funkytown' reached no.2 with a total of 9,479,000 points.

Billboard Report
Taylor Swift achieves seventh no.1 album
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

Taylor Swift’s Folklore flies in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, capturing the biggest week for any album since Swift’s last release, 2019’s Lover. Folkore was released with

little advance notice on July 24 and earns Swift her seventh No. 1 album. Folklore starts with 846,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending July 30, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. That marks the largest week registered for any album since Swift’s own Lover, which debuted at No. 1 on the Sept. 7, 2019-dated chart with 867,000 units. Further, in the last four years, the three biggest weeks for any album have been racked up by Swift. Dating back to July of 2016, the three largest frames for any album are: Swift’s Reputation (1.24 million units, Dec. 2, 2017-dated chart), Lover (867,000) and Folklore (846,000). Folklore marks Swift’s seventh No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, tying her with Janet Jackson for the third-most leaders among women in the history of the chart. Ahead of them on the leading ladies list are Barbra Streisand, with 11 No. 1s, and Madonna, with nine. Among all acts, The Beatles have the most No. 1 albums,

with 19. Before Folklore, Swift topped the chart with Lover (No. 1 for one week, Sept. 7, 2019-dated chart), Reputation (No. 1 for four weeks, 2017-18), 1989 (No. 1 for 11 weeks, 2014-15), Red (No. 1 for seven weeks, 2012-13), Speak Now (No. 1 for six weeks, 2010-11) and Fearless (No. 1 for 11 weeks, 2008-09). All seven of Swift’s No. 1 albums have debuted at No. 1 -- a record among female artists. Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Britney Spears are tied with the second-most debuts at No. 1 among women, with six each. (Beyoncé, Gaga and Spears each have a total of six No. 1 albums -- and all of them also debuted at No. 1. Meanwhile, six of Madonna's nine total No. 1s debuted atop the list.) Among all acts, Jay-Z has the most debuts at No. 1, with 14. All 14 of his No. 1 albums have debuted at No. 1. Folklore’s start of 846,000 equivalent album units marks the largest week for 2020 for any album. It blows past the previous high, which was registered just last month by the opening stanza of Juice WRLD’s Legends Never Die (497,000 units in the tracking week ending July 16; as reflected on the chart dated July 25). ‘Folklore’ Is Already 2020’s Top Selling Album: With 615,000 copies sold of Folklore in its first week, the album has already become 2020’s top selling album. It surpasses the previous top-seller, BTS’ Map of the Soul: 7, which has sold 574,000 since its release on Feb. 21. At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Logic’s No Pressure launches with 221,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, 172,000 are in album sales (supported by an array of merchandise/album bundles), 48,000 are in SEA units (equaling 65.16 million on-demand streams of the album’s songs) and 1,000 are in TEA units. No Pressure -- which Logic describes as his "farewell" effort as he announced his "retirement" -- racks up his biggest week for an album since Everybody opened at No. 1 on the May 27, 2017-dated chart with 248,000 units. No Pressure is Logic’s seventh top 10 effort, stretching back to his first chart entry, Under Pressure, which debuted and peaked at No. 4 on the Nov. 8, 2014-dated chart. Juice WRLD’s Legends Never Die falls from No. 1 to No. 3 in its third week, after two frames on top, with 107,000 equivalent album units (down 34 percent), while Pop Smoke’s former No. 1 Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon dips 2-4 with nearly 107,000 units (down 23 percent). The original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton: An American Musical slips 4-5 with 71,000 equivalent album units (down 9 percent). The album peaked at No. 2 on the July 18 chart after Disney+ premiered the filmed version of the Broadway show on July 3. Hamilton has now spent 27 nonconsecutive weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 -- the most of any cast recording since Hair hung on for 28 weeks in 1969. Gunna’s Wunna runs 21-6 on the new Billboard 200 with a 205 percent gain in equivalent album units earned (rising to 67,000) after the former No. 1 album was reissued on July 24 with eight additional tracks. Lil Baby’s previous chart-topper, My Turn, falls 5-7 with 53,000 equivalent album units earned (down 6 percent). The Kid LAROI makes his Billboard 200 debut with F*ck Love at No. 8, which launches with 40,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, 33,000 are in SEA units (equaling 49.39 million on-demand streams of the albums songs), 7,000 are in album sales (aided by dozens of merchandise/album bundles) and a negligible sum from TEA units. F*ck Love is the 16-year-old rapper’s (real name: Charlton Howard) first full-length mixtape. The set includes a guest turn from LAROI’s mentor, the late Juice WRLD. Rounding out the new top 10 on the Billboard 200 are a pair of former No. 1s, as Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding shifts 7-9 with 33,000 equivalent album units (down 1 percent) and Harry Styles’ Fine Line dips 9-10 with 31,000 units (up 7 percent). Taylor Swift's "Cardigan" blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. Folklore was released July 24 on Republic Records, after being first teased by Swift only the day before. "Cardigan" is joined by two other songs from the set that debut in the Hot 100's top 10: "The 1," at No. 4, and "Exile," featuring Bon Iver, at No. 6. "Cardigan," the 1,106th No. 1 in the Hot 100's 62-year history, enters with 34 million U.S. streams and 71,000 downloads sold in the week ending July 30, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It concurrently debuts atop both the Streaming Songs and Digital Song Sales charts. The song also drew 12.7 million in all-format radio airplay audience in the week ending Aug. 2. With "Cardigan" and Folklore, Swift is the first artist to debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 in the same week. The Billboard 200 began on March 24, 1956, and the Hot 100 originated on Aug. 4, 1958. Bon Iver's first Hot 100 top 10: With "Exile" debuting at No. 6 on the Hot 100, Bon Iver earns its first top 10 on the chart. The act, fronted by Justin Vernon, previously charted two titles, both in 2010 as featured on songs on Kanye West's album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, led by the No. 18-peaking "Monster," also featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross and Minaj. "Cardigan" dethrones DaBaby's seven-week Hot 100 leader "Rockstar," featuring Roddy Ricch. The track holds at No. 2 on the Radio Songs chart (67.9 million, up 10%) and dips to No. 3 on Streaming Songs, after nine weeks at No. 1 (32.9 million, down 9%), and 5-7 on Digital Song Sales (10,000, down 6%). Jack Harlow's "Whats Poppin," featuring DaBaby, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne, drops to No. 3 on the Hot 100 from its No. 2 high. The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" descends 4-5 on the Hot 100, following its four-week rule. It tops Radio Songs for a 17th frame (76.2 million in audience, up 2%), moving to within a week of potentially tying for the longest command since the chart started in December 1990. Harry Styles' "Watermelon Sugar" holds at its No. 7 Hot 100 high; SAINt JHN's "Roses" slides 5-8, after reaching No. 4; and Megan Thee Stallion's former one-week leader "Savage," featuring Beyoncé, falls 6-9. Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo's "Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)" enters the tier, rising 12-10. The track retreats 3-4 on Digital Song Sales, although with a 14% advance to 13,000 sold, and 10-17 on Streaming Songs, but with a 1% gain to 17.9 million U.S. streams, while climbing 40-33 on Radio Songs (23.5 million, up 23%).

Record Of The Month

Currently a clear number one smash in Mexico and a Top 10 success in many other Spanish-speaking countries: 'La Jeepeta' by Puerto Rican rapper Nio García, supported by another Latin artists like Anuel AA, Myke Towers, Brray and Juanka. On the Global Chart it arrives at no.33.

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
Joel Corry and MNEK stay at number one
Monday, August 3, 2020
by Alan Jones, London

Comfortably extending its lead at the top of the singles market, Head & Heart by Joel Corry and MNEK increases its sales by a further 12.6% to spend a second week at No.1. Its sale this week is a massive 76,363 (of which all but 6,092 are from sales-equivalent streams). That's the fifth-highest weekly sale for a No.1 single so far

this year and it is the first to break the 75K barrier since Captain Tom Moore's You'll Never Walk Alone posted over 80,000 sales some 14 weeks ago. Head & Heart was streamed over 9 million times this week, that in itself a 20% jump week-on-week. The single's immediate predecessors at the top remain locked in place in the queue. Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat) by Jawsh 685 & Jason Deruol holds firm at No.2 (58,822 sales), with Rockstar by DaBaby feat Roddy Ricch at No.3 (45,407 sales) in what is now its 12th consecutive week as a Top 3 single. The highest new entry of the week is... not what we were expecting. Nathan Dawe nips in ahead of a certain American superstar to chart at No.4 (37,221 sales) with Lighter, his follow-up to the successful remix of Flowers which peaked at No.12 earlier in the summer. The new single is an original work featuring the credited vocals of KSI but also an oddly uncredited Ella Henderson and gives the former a third

Top 10 hit single to follow Down Like That and Houdini. Headie One and Drake's Only You Freestyle rounds off the Top 5, the single upwardly mobile with a 27.1% increase in sales taking it to No.5 with 35,427 sales. There are three other Top 10 new entries this week, every one of them unsurprisingly by Taylor Swift. The digital-only release of her surprise new album Folklore meant intensive streaming activity for every one of its tracks and it is only prevailing chart rules which prevent her from utterly obliterating most of the rest of the market. The biggest track from the album is the track pushed as its single, Cardigan landing at No.6 with 35,319 sales. Exile is at No.8 with 31,344 sales (this incidentally the biggest ever chart hit for the co-credited Bon Iver, and first chart entry of any kind since 2009), followed by The 1 at No.10 (28,805 sales). These are the 14th, 15th and 16th Top 10 hits respectively for Taylor Swift. She is now the fourth female artist of the modern era to enjoy three simultaneous Top 10 hits, following Rihanna, Ariana Grande and Dua Lipa. She would have far more, but for capping rules. Tracks from Folklore also notionally occupy positions 13, 15, 18, 21, 24, 31, 36, 37, 40, 42, 45 and 51 but are disqualified and thus "starred-out" from the published listing. The singles market remains solidly locked in place, this week's total of 21,207,208 sales down barely two hundredths of a per cent week on week. Paid-for sales are up 1.2% week on week to stand at 496,927. The project such a secret that even employees of her own label were unaware of its existence until mere hours before release, Taylor Swift's minimalistic Folklore was always going to be the biggest story of the week. The eighth studio album from the American singer is, almost needless to say, the No.1 record this week. It is her fifth No.1 album and continues an unbroken run of chart-toppers which stretches back to the release of Red back in 2012. Swift is now one of just five women to have topped the albums chart at least five times. Folklore's first week sale of 37,060 (the second-highest of the year) is down on the numbers posted by its predecessors Reputation (83,648) and Lover (53,015). But unlike those two, Folklore is for now a digital-only proposition, its much vaunted 16 separate physical editions only available on direct pre-order and not due to ship for weeks or indeed months in some cases. A more like-for-like comparison is to note that Swift's last album Lover opened with 17,891 of its sales derived from streaming. Folklore this week has posted 24,908. Sliding in at No.2 is Ronan Keating with Twenty Twenty, the singer's first album in four years and as the title suggests a record which marks the 20th anniversary of his solo career. His highest charting album since 2009, Twenty Twenty opens with 16,702 sales. We should note that only 674 of those are derived from digital streams, meaning Keating has enjoyed far more paid sales (16,030 to be precise) than Taylor Swift who attracted a mere 12,152 download purchases. All Distortions Are Intentional is the fourth album from Welsh pop punk outfit Neck Deep. The concept album is launched with a sale of 9,123, which is more than enough to propel it to No.4. It is the group's third Top 10 album in a row following Life's Not Out To Get You (No.8 in 2015) and The Peace And The Panic (No.4 in 2017). Top of the charts for 12 consecutive weeks upon first release in 1984, Legend by Bob Marley and The Wailers has gone on to become one of the most celebrated hits compilations of all time. As of last week it had registered 686 weeks on the Top 75 and since the dawn of the streaming era has rarely been absent from the countdown. To mark what would have been Marley’s 75th birthday this year the collection is now available in a new vinyl picture disc edition, the release enough to propel Legend back to No.9 to reach its highest chart placing since October 2016. Albums sales are up 3.37% to 1,837,035. Physical sales are up 11.08% to stand at 382,003 to command 20.79% of the market.