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'Rockstar' holds the top position
Thursday, July 2, 2020
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden

 

'Rockstar' remains atop the Global Track Chart for a second week with 294,000 points, a 4,5% decline compared to the previous week. The Weeknd's former 17-week topper 'Blinding Lights' follows still just behind it with 286,000 points (down 7%). And the Imanbek Remix of Saint Jhn's 'Roses' turns back to the top three with 237,000 points (down 6%). 'Dance Monkey' by Tones And I rises back to no.6 this week 170,000 points. Since October 2019 the smash lingered continuously in the Global Top 10, so it's now the 40th week inside the Top 10. Thus 'Dance Monkey' equalizes the previous all time record of Ed Sheeran's 'Shape Of You', which was 2017 / 2018 also 40 weeks inside the Global Top 10. With a total of 13,482,000 points 'Dance Monkey' climbs to no.13 on the ALL TIME CHART. The first half year of 2020 is gone, time to look back to the biggest hits there: 'Blinding Lights' is the clear winner with 9,501,000 points so far, followed by 'Dance Monkey' with

7,454,000 points (in 2020 alone), 'Don't Start Now' by Dua Lipa (6,963,000), 'The Box' by Roddy Ricch (5,300,000), and 'Memories' by Maroon 5 (4,648,000). Outside our weekly Top 40 waiting among other 'Rover' by S1mba feat. DTG at no.43 and 'Whats Poppin' by Jack Harlow at no.45 for their first appearance on the big list. Two rock legends and two idol groups from South Korea are new on the current Global Album Top 10: 'Oneiric Diary', the third extended play by girlie outfit Iz*One, shoots easily at the summit with 404,000 equivalent sales. 'Go Live', the first album by the boy band Stray Kids, lands at no.3 with 101,000 sales. Two legends are back with new albums: 'Rough And Rowdy Ways', the 39th studio album by singer / songwriter Bob Dylan, bows at no.2 globally with 151,000 sales. It's Dylan's first album of original songs since his 2012 album 'Tempest', which opened and peaked also at no.2 in the week 39, 2012 with 221,000 sales. And also Neil Young turns back to the hitlists with his 40th studio set 'Homegrown'. It arrives at no.6 with 74,000 equivalent sales. Neil Young is 74, and Bob Dylan 79 years old. Here are the five biggest albums of the first half year 2020: far away from the competition leads 'Map Of The Soul: 7' by the Bangtan Boys with 5,794,000 equivalent sales, followed by last year's winner, 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish with 1,961,000 sales, 'After Hours' by The Weeknd (1,910,000), 'Hollywood's Bleeding' by Post Malone (1,790,000), and 'Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial' by Roddy Ricch (1,711,000). 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 8,000 / 11,513,000, '21' by Adele 8,000 / 30,127,000, '25' by Adele 8,000 / 22,485,000, the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 18,000 / 5,967,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 32,000 / 4,911,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 27,000 / 6,938,000, 'Blame It On Baby' by DaBaby 53,000 / 719,000, 'Calm' by 5 Seconds Of Summer 7,000 / 430,000, 'Changes' by Justin Bieber 27,000 / 1,317,000, 'Circles' by Mac Miller 9,000 / 652,000, 'Cuz I Love You' by Lizzo 15,000 / 1,774,000, 'Dark Lane Demo Tapes' by Drake 52,000 / 851,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD 19,000 / 1,872,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 23,000 / 16,199,000, 'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 42,000 / 2,903,000, 'Eternal Atake' by Lill Uzi Vert 38,000 / 1,556,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 9,000 / 5,221,000, 'Fine Line' by Harry Styles 62,000 / 2,360,000, the 'Frozen II' soundtrack 26,000 / 1,844,000, 'Future Nostalgia' by Dua Lipa 56,000 / 1,014,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice WRLD 26,000 / 3,309,000, 'High Off Life' by Future 41,000 / 463,000, 'Hollywood's Bleeding' by Post Malone 57,000 / 4,586,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 4,000 / 8,481.000, 'Indigo' by Chris Brown 10,000 / 1,479,000, 'Invasion Of Privacy' by Cardi B 9,000 / 3,523,000, 'Lover' by Taylor Swift 23,000 / 3,649,000, 'Manic' by Halsey 15,000 / 993,000, 'Map Of The Soul: 7' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 39,000 / 5,794,000, 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 5,000 / 4,457,000, 'Music To Be Murdered By' by Eminem 20,000 / 1,565,000, 'No.6 Collaborations' by Ed Sheeran 22,000 / 3,590,000, 'Over It' Summer Walker 17,000 / 1,346,000, 'Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial' by Roddy Ricch 31,000 / 2,004,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 21,000 / 4,647,000, 'Rare' by Selena Gomez 13,000 / 857,000, 'Romance' by Camila Cabello 11,000 / 904,000, 'Scorpion' by Drake 21,000 / 6,652,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes 10,000 / 2,920,000, 'So Much Fun' by Young Thug 14,000 / 1,498,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 18,000 / 5,699,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 14,000 / 3,805,000, 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack 14,000 / 7,995,000, 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish 55,000 / 6,451,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 8,000 / 12,347,000.


GLOBAL NO.1 - 10 YEARS AGO... "California Gurls" is taken from Katy Perry's third studio album, Teenage Dream (2010). The song features verses from rapper Snoop Dogg. According to Perry, the song is an answer song to "Empire State Of Mind" (2009), by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. "California Gurls" is a midtempo disco-pop and funk-pop song with influences of new wave and electropop, while its lyrics are an ode to the state of California, in which both Perry and Snoop Dogg were born and raised. "California Gurls" garnered positive reviews from music critics, with the majority of them labeling it a "summer anthem", as well as complimenting its production and chorus. The song was a worldwide success, peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for six consecutive weeks, giving Perry her second US number-one single and Snoop Dogg his third. The song reached number one in over 10 countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and topped Media Traffic's Global Year-End Chart 2010 with a total of 8,369,000 points.


USA
Billboard Report
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Lil Baby's 'My Turn' clocks in a fourth week at no.1
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles


Lil Baby’s My Turn tallies a fourth total week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, tying The Weeknd’s After Hours for the most weeks atop the list for any album released in 2020.

My Turn earned 70,000 equivalent album units (down 3 percent) in the U.S. in the week ending June 25, according to Nielsen Music / MRC Data. The album (released via Quality Control / Motown / Capitol) has now strung together three consecutive frames at No. 1. It captured its first week at No. 1 when it bowed atop the chart dated March 14. Among albums released in 2020, My Turn is now tied with After Hours for the most weeks at No. 1, each with four. After Hours spent its first four weeks on the chart at No. 1 (April 4-25). Special note goes to Roddy Ricch’s Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial, as the late 2019 release logged one week at No. 1 on Dec. 21, 2019, then three weeks at No. 1 in 2020. At No. 2 on the Billboard 200, Bob Dylan captures his highest charting album in more than a decade, as Rough and Rowdy Ways arrives with 53,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, 51,000 are in album sales, 2,000 are in SEA units,

and a negligible figure are in TEA units. Dylan was last higher on the chart with 2009’s Together Through Life, which debuted and peaked at No. 1 on the May 16, 2009-dated chart. All told, Rough and Rowdy Ways marks Dylan’s 23rd top 10 album and 50th top 40 set. With Rough and Rowdy Ways’ debut, Dylan logs his seventh consecutive decade of charting top 40 albums. He captured eight in the 1960s, 14 in the ‘70s, seven in the ‘80s, four in the ‘90s, seven in the ‘00s, nine in the ‘10s, and now one in the ‘20s. He’s the first act to have achieved at least one top 10 album in each decade from the ‘60s through ‘20s. (The 2020s decade is still young, so a number of other acts could join him in this achievement.) Dylan made his Billboard 200 debut (and overall Billboard chart debut) nearly 57 years ago with The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, which arrived on the list dated Sept. 7, 1963, at No. 125. It peaked at No. 22 on Oct. 5 of that year. He got his first top 10 with the No. 6-peaking Bringing It All Back Home on Oct. 9, 1965. He earned his first of five No. 1s with Planet Waves on Feb. 16, 1974. The new album was led by the 17-minute track “Murder Most Foul,” which debuted and peaked at No. 5 on the Hot Rock Songs chart (April 11, 2020). It also entered atop the Rock Digital Song Sales chart, marking Dylan’s first No. 1 song on any Billboard chart. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s Artist 2.0 rockets back into the top 10 on the Billboard 200, as it flies from No. 80 to No. 3, following its deluxe reissue on June 19. The set earned 43,000 equivalent album units -- up 292 percent. Most of that gain is attributed to streaming activity, as 41,000 of that figure is SEA units (up 281 percent). The album debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the Feb. 29-dated list and spent its first two weeks in the top 10. The album was reissued on the 19th, adding nine songs to the original set’s 20-song tracklist. DaBaby’s Blame It On Baby slips from No. 3 to No. 4 (37,000 equivalent album units; down 8 percent, Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding falls 4-5 (36,000 units; down 4 percent) and Lady Gaga’s Chromatica drops 2-6 (33,000 units; down 25 percent). Drake’s Dark Lane Demo Tapes falls from No. 5 to No. 7 with just over 32,000 units (down 11 percent). Teyana Taylor achieves her first top 10 album, as The Album bows at No. 8 with 32,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, 27,000 are in SEA units, 4,000 are in album sales and 1,000 are in TEA units. Taylor previously visited the Billboard 200 twice, with VII in 2014 (peaking at No. 19) and K.T.S.E. (reaching No. 17 in 2018). Lil Uzi Vert’s former No. 1 Eternal Atake (moving 8-9 with just over 31,000 equivalent album units earned; down 8 percent) and Polo G’s The Goat (9-10 with 31,000 units; down 8 percent). DaBaby's "Rockstar," featuring Roddy Ricch, returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for a third total week in the top spot. The song reclaims the throne from 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj's "Trollz," which plummets to No. 34 on the Hot 100, after it debuted at No. 1 a week ago. "Rockstar," released on SouthCoast / Interscope Records, rebounds from No. 2 on the Hot 100, after it led the lists dated June 13 and 20. It posts a sixth week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, with 37.9 million U.S. streams (down 5%) in the week ending June 25, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It lifts 3-2 on Digital Song Sales with 12,000 sold (down 7%) in the week ending June 25 and 14-12 on Radio Songs with 39.7 million airplay audience impressions (up 27%, good for the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer award) in the week ending June 28, hitting new highs on both charts. Megan Thee Stallion's former one-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Savage," featuring Beyoncé, rises 4-2 and The Weeknd's former four-week leader "Blinding Lights" lifts 5-3. The latter leads Radio Songs for a 12th week (76.8 million, up 3%) and the multi-metric Hot R&B Songs chart for a 15th frame. SAINt JHN's "Roses" enters the Hot 100's top five, rising 8-4. It pushes 8-7 on Streaming Songs (17.4 million, down 3%) and holds at No. 8 on Digital Song Sales (9,000, down 3%) and No. 11 on Radio Songs (41.9 million, up 19%). Justin Bieber's "Intentions," featuring Quavo, returns to its No. 5 Hot 100 high, from No. 7; Doja Cat's former one-week No. 1 "Say So" is steady at No. 6; and Lil Baby's "The Bigger Picture" drops to No. 7 following its debut at No. 3 a week earlier, as it keeps at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (27.1 million, down 31%). Jack Harlow scores his first Hot 100 top 10, as "Whats Poppin" bounds 18-8. The rapper's first Hot 100 entry jumps 13-5 on Streaming Songs (19.8 million, up 21%) and debuts at No. 23 on Digital Song Sales (5,000, up 92%), following the June 24 arrival of its DaBaby, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne remix (in which DaBaby shouts out his chart success with "Rockstar," rapping, "Still on the Billboard, the No. 1 song in UK"; indeed, the song, in addition to its Hot 100 reign, tops the Official UK Singles chart for a sixth week). The track advances 37-29 on Radio Songs (26 million, up 23%). Lil Mosey likewise earns his first Hot 100 top 10, as "Blueberry Faygo" rises 11-9. The single ascends 12-11 on Streaming Songs (17.6 million, down 1%) and repeats at No. 13 on Radio Songs (36.5 million, up 14%), while increasing by 6% to 3,000 sold. The song samples Johnny Gill's former Hot 100 top 10 "My, My, My," which reached No. 10 in September 1990. Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Post Malone's "Circles" returns to the region, rising 13-10 and logging a record-extending 39th week in the top 10. The song led the chart for three nonconsecutive weeks in November, December and January.


Record Of The Month

Jawsh 685 had originally posted the instrumental, titled "Laxed (Siren Beat)", to YouTube in 2019. The original song was made to pay homage to Jawsh 685's Samoan and Cook Island roots and went viral on Tik Tok  in 2020 sparking the "Culture Dance" challenge, in which others would show off their cultural roots while dancing to the song. Following its viral success, "Laxed (Siren Beat)" was officially released to online platforms on 24 April 2020 and Jawsh 685 signed with Columbia Records  in May 2020. Following the viral success of "Laxed (Siren Beat)" on TikTok, Jason Derulo posted a video of himself partaking in the "Culture Dance" challenge, which received tens of millions of views. On 11 May 2020, Derulo teased "Savage Love" which was built off of a sample of "Laxed (Siren Beat)". However, Derulo did not credit Jawsh 685 nor did Derulo obtain clearance for the sample. This sparked widespread backlash and calls for Derulo to properly clear the sample and credit Jawsh 685. It was reported that Jawsh 685 was in talks with multiple artists, including Derulo, to remix "Laxed (Siren Beat)", but Derulo "went 'rogue'" and released "Savage Love" without properly obtaining permission to do so. A source close to the situation stated that Derulo wanted the song for himself and to only have Jawsh 685 as the producer, but Jawsh 685 wanted more control over the work and did not want to be "bullied by a larger artist into putting [the song] out". On 11 June 2020, Columbia Records announced that the two artists had "put aside their differences" with Jawsh 685 allowing Derulo to use the sample. Jawsh 685 is credited as an artist and co-writer, as well as the track's sole producer.


United Kingdom
Music Week Report
(excerpt)
The oldest man ever to have a no.1 album
Monday, June 29, 2020
by Alan Jones, London

 
Bob Dylan last topped the albums chart in 2015 with Shadows In The Night. In the process he set a new benchmark, the first ever man in his 70s to enjoy a Number One album. Five years later the legendary star is back at the summit once more as his 39th studio album Rough And Rowdy ways debuts with some style at No.1. A month

beyond his 79th birthday Dylan is once more the oldest man ever to have a chart-topping album, a record he sets for the third time in eleven years and the second time he has deposed Rod Stewart to do so. Dylan's first album of original songs for eight years, Rough And Rowdy Ways debuts with an impressive sale of 34,117. By way of comparison Shadows In The Night could only manage 22,031 first week out. His ninth album to top the charts (putting him level with ABBA and Queen on the all-time list), it comes 55 years and 2 months after The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan became his first. Only Elvis Presley (60 years) can claim a greater span of No.1 records. Why have one septuagenarian at the top of the market when you can have two? Admittedly some distance behind his recent live collaborator but still comfortably in second place is Neil Young with Homegrown. His 40th studio album, it features material originally recorded in 1974 only for the singer to pull its

release at the last moment, making them something of a holy grail for longstanding fans. This built up demand duly propels it into the charts with a sale of 9,042, in the process becoming only his ninth Top 10 album and his highest charting since Sleeps With Angels reached No.2 back in August 1994. Phoebe Bridgers finally breaks her British chart duck this week as her second studio album Punisher makes her this week's biggest deal from the younger generation - she is after all less than a third of the age of the two men ahead of her. The album is a new entry at No.6 with 5,484 sales to its name. Her 2017 debut Stranger In The Alps has never reached the published charts but has notched up 18,554 sales in its own right to date. Albums sales nudge upwards again, rising 2.95% week-on-week to 1,860,025. Every market sector is up, but most notably physical sales which take a 7.61% leap to 371,738, once more just shy of 20% of the total. The top of the singles chart this week looks identical to last in every sense of the word. So tightly bound are the top two singles that the week-on-week change in their respective sales varies by less than half a percent. To be specific: Rockstar by DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch notched up 59,563 chart sales this week for a sixth week at No.1 (57,201 of them from sales-equivalent streams), precisely 264 copies more than last. Rain On Me from Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande is locked in second place and enjoyed 46,786 chart sales - 198 fewer than last time out. Both singles are nothing if not consistent. At least there are stirrings of change just below. After its upwards momentum stalled last week, Breaking Me by Topic featuring A7s is on the move once more and rises to a new peak of No.3 with 42,950 sales. Meanwhile, Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat) has a Polynesian wind in its sails and takes a flying leap into the Top 10 in a manner which suggests the breezy track is destined to be the soundtrack to the summer. Its 22-4 jump is a result of a 147% surge in chart sales to 39,139. It is now Jason Derulo's 14th Top 10 hit single, now his biggest hit since Want To Want Me was top of the charts exactly five years ago, and the first for South Auckland teenager Jawsh 685 who reaps the rewards of standing his ground over an artist credit for the track. Also newly berthed in the Top 10 is Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles a mere 33 weeks after it first charted as a teaser album cut, although just six weeks into its present chart run. The track finally breaks the glass ceiling and leaps 11-7 with 30,170 sales. It means his second album Fine Line has produced three Top 10 hits (Lights Up and Adore You the others), in stark comparison to his eponymous debut which spawned just one. Singles sales are back above the 21 million mark for the first time in three weeks, standing at 21,251,026 after a 2.64% rise. Paid sales take a further dip standing at 500,376, 1.82% below last week's total and once more at their lowest level for 13 weeks.

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