Chainsmokers puff on the throne again
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
American country musician
Jason Aldean lands his second number one on the Global Album Chart
with the new effort 'They Don't Know'. The album moved 143,000 copies
in its initial week, 130,900 of it in the USA alone. Jason's former
number one smash, 'Old Boots, New Dirt', started with 294,000 units in
the week 43, 2014. Something more back in time (2013/ 2014) the
British indie pop band Bastille landed a big hit with her 'Pompeii'.
The magnificent tune was massive 38 weeks on the Global Top 40 with a
total of 3,775,000 points. The associated album 'Bad Blood' sold
nearly 2 million copies to date worldwide. Now the band's second
studio album 'Wild World' is at retail and sold 101,000 copies in its
start week, enough for a jump at no.2 on the Album Chart. The
flamboyant Australian artist Nick Cave, referred to as rock music's
'Prince of Darkness', is back with his 16th studio album 'Skeleton
Tree'. It arrives at no.3 globally with 95,000 sales. Nick's 1996
album 'Murder Ballads' featured 'Where The Wild Roses Grow',
a duet with Kylie Minogue,
his most commercially successful single to date. Celine Dion's
French-speaking set 'Encore Un Soir', chart-leader of the last two
weeks, slides at no.5 after another 35% sales decline to 81,000
copies, a total of 516,000 after three weeks on the tally. And now, as every
week, additional stats from outside the current Top 10 in alphabetic
order, the first figure means last week's sales, the second figure the
total sales: '1989' by
Taylor Swift 6,000 / 9,692,000, '21' by Adele 9,000 / 28,228,000, '25'
by Adele 34,000 / 19,014,000, 'A
Head Full Of Dreams' by Coldplay 22,000 / 3,586,000, 'A
Moon Shaped Pool' by Radiohead 11,000 / 1,002,000, 'Anti' by Rihanna 13,000 / 1,316,000, 'Beauty Behind The Madness' by
The Weeknd 6,000 / 2,247,000, 'Blonde' by Frank Ocean 24,000 /
450,000, 'Blurryface' by Twenty One Pilots 32,000
/ 1,816,000, 'Brave Enough' by Lindsey Stirling 13,000 / 113,000, 'California' by Blink 182
516,000, 'Cleopatra' by the Lumineers 6,000 /
448,000, 'Dangerous Woman' by
Ariana Grande 21,000 / 790,000, 'Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway'
by Barbra Streisand 43,000 / 319,000, 'Get Weird' by Little Mix 3,000 / 823,000,
'Glory' by Britney Spears 23,000 / 210,000, 'I Still Do' by Eric Clapton
3,000 / 378,000, 'Immortalized'
by Disturbed 13,000 / 963,000, 'Lemonade' by Beyoncé 28,000 /
2,442,000, 'Pure McCartney' by Paul
McCartney 3,000 / 248,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber
18,000 / 4,992,000, 'Revival' by Selena Gomez 5,000 / 815,000, 'Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie' by Volbeat
'7/27' by Fifth Harmony 8,000 / 343,000, the 'Suicide Squad'
soundtrack 44,000 / 500,000, 'Thank You' by Meghan
Trainor 7,000 / 459,000, 'The Getaway' by Red Hot Chili Peppers
20,000 / 933,000, 'This Is Acting' by Sia 16,000 / 986,000, 'View' by Drake
25,000 / 2,361,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 10,000 / 8,544,000
COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART 'Closer' by the
Chainsmokers feat. Halsey turns back to the summit of the
Global Track Chart. The EDM track scores now a third non-consecutive
week and wins another little 0,5% in points to 450,000. Also 'Cold
Water' and 'Let Me Love You' moving one slot forward, on the same
positions as a fortnight ago. Major Lazer's current smash is back at
the vice-position with 316,000 points (up 2%) and DJ Snake's
collaboration with Justin Bieber follows at no.3 with 269,000 points
(up 7,5%). As expected, Lady GaGa's 'Perfect Illusion', the first sign
of her upcoming album 'Joanne' (will be out in October), is this
week's highest debut at no.5 with 203,000 points. Biggest climber
called (how appropriate) 'The Greatest', Sia's collab with Kendrick
Lamar. After its first full week at retail, the track rockets from
no.32 to no.7, driven by a massive 172% points boost to 188,000.
Outside the Top 40 waiting among other 'Final Song' by Mų at no.41,
'Still Falling For You' by Ellie Goulding at no.48, 'Unsteady' by X
Ambassadors at no.49, and 'Ain't Your Mama' by Jennifer Lopez at no.58
for their first appearance on the big list.
COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART
Drake's 'Views' returns to no.1 on Billboard 200 Chart
Thuesday, September 27, 2016
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
Drake’s Views jumps back to
No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, rising 2-1, and notches its
13th nonconsecutive week in the penthouse. Views’ return to No. 1 –
after a seven-week break from
the top slot – is the longest gap between
weeks at No. 1 for an album in over three years.
Views earned 53,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Sept. 22,
according to Nielsen Music.
Mumford & Sons’ Babel was the last set to take a longer break from No. 1, when
it was absent from the top slot for 17 weeks. Babel debuted atop the list dated
Oct. 13, 2012, and then spent the next two weeks at No. 1 (Oct. 20 and 27-dated
lists). It moved out of the No. 1 slot for the next 17 weeks, and then hopped
back to No. 1 on the March 2, 2013 chart, following its Grammy Award win for
album of the year. It then spent another frame at No. 1 on March 9.
Views has the longest run at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since the Frozen
soundtrack also spent 13 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 in 2014 (Jan. 18-May 17).
Views maintains the most weeks at No. 1 for an album by an artist since Adele’s
21 notched 24 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 (March 12, 2011-June 23, 2012), and
the most weeks atop the list for a man since Billy
Ray Cyrus’ Some Gave All ruled for 17 straight frames in 1992 (June 13-Oct. 3).
Mac Miller scores the week’s highest new entry on the new Billboard 200, as The
Divine Feminine starts at No. 2 with 48,000 units (32,000 in traditional album
sales). It’s the hip-hop artist’s fourth consecutive top five-charting album –
the totality of his full-length releases. His last set, GO:OD AM debuted and
peaked at No. 4 a year ago with 87,000 units (73,000 in album sales). Before
that, he clocked a No. 3-peaking set with Watching Movies With the Sound Off (in
2013) and a No. 1 with Blue Slide Park (2011). His only other charting album on
the Billboard 200 was the 2011 EP On and On and Beyond, which peaked at No. 55.
The Suicide Squad soundtrack holds steady at No. 3 with 46,000 units (down
percent) in its seventh week on the list.
Aaron Lewis claims his highest charting album yet – and largest sales week – as
Sinner bows at No. 4 with 42,000 units (39,000 in traditional album sales). The
Staind frontman’s third country music effort follows The Road (No. 30 in 2012)
and the EP Town Line (No. 7 in 2011). His previous sales high came when Town
Line launched with 38,000 copies sold.
After more than four years since his last release, Usher returns to the
Billboard 200 with his new album, Hard II Love. The effort debuts at No. 5 with
38,000 units (28,000 in traditional album sales). It’s his eighth top 10 album,
and first set since Looking 4 Myself debuted at No. 1 on the June 30, 2012-dated
Usher recently scored his 32nd top 40-charting single on the Billboard Hot 100
chart with the new album’s “No Limit,” featuring Young Thug. 19 years ago this
month, Usher’s first top 40 hit, “You Make Me Wanna…,” peaked at No. 2 on the
Oct. 25, 1997-dated list.
Jason Aldean’s They Don’t Know falls from No. 1 to No. 6 in its second week,
with 38,000 units (down 73 percent), while Travis Scott’s Birds In the Trap Sing
McKnight dips 6-7 with 32,000 units (down 16 percent). Twenty One Pilots’
Blurryface hops 12-8 with a little more than 28,000 units (down 2 percent).
The fourth and final new entry in the latest top 10 is from Casting Crowns, as
the band’s The Very Next Thing launches at No. 9 with 28,000 units (and 26,000
in traditional album sales). It’s the sixth top 10 effort for the act.
Florida Georgia Line rounds out the top 10 with its Dig Your Roots, which
maintains at No. 10 for another week with 25,000 units (down 15 percent).
The Chainsmokers top the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Oct. 8) for a sixth week with
"Closer," featuring Halsey. Meanwhile, D.R.A.M. hits the top 10 with his debut
hit "Broccoli," featuring Lil Yachty, and three high-profile songs debut in the
"Closer," released on Disruptor/Columbia Records, and the first Hot 100 leader
for both EDM duo The Chainsmokers (Drew Taggart and Alex Pall) and featured
alt/pop singer-songwriter Halsey, spends a seventh week atop the Digital Song
Sales chart with 162,000 downloads sold (down 5 percent) in the week ending
Sept. 22, according to Nielsen Music.
"Closer" tops the Streaming Songs chart for a sixth week, with 38.9 million U.S.
streams (down 2 percent), and the audio subscription services-based On-Demand
Songs streaming chart (22.2 million on-demand clicks, down 5 percent) for a
seventh frame. On Radio Songs, "Closer" climbs 4-2, drawing 127 million in
airplay audience, up 12 percent.
Twenty One Pilots' "Heathens" holds at its No. 2 Hot 100 high, as the duo (Tyler
Joseph and Josh Dun) remains at its best rank ("Stressed Out" peaked at No. 2 in
February). "Heathens" keeps at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (21 million, down 3
percent) and No. 3 on Digital Song Sales (85,000, down 7 percent), while
reaching the Radio Songs top 10 (11-6; 94 million, up 15 percent), where it's
Twenty One Pilots' third top 10. The track tallies a seventh week at No. 1 on
Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart.
Major Lazer's "Cold Water," featuring Justin Bieber and MO, is steady at No. 3
on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2. It stays at No. 3 on Radio Songs (121
million, up 5 percent) and Streaming Songs, where it spent its first three weeks
at No. 1 (19.9 million, up 1 percent); its streaming sum benefits from a new
"dance video" for the song, which arrived Sept. 15. "Water" falls 4-10 on
Digital Song Sales, down by 40 percent to 43,000 sold (as its discount to 69
cents in the iTunes Store ended as of Sept. 16, the first day of the sales
Kaleo is an Icelandic folk / rock / blues band, formed in 2012. The band
consists of JJ Julius Son (vocals, guitar), Davķš Antonsson (percussion,
vocals), Danķel Ęgir Kristjįnsson (bass guitar), and Rubin Pollock (guitar,
vocals). The band's first major public appearance was at Iceland Airwaves Music
Festival in November 2012. They gained fame after their song "Vor ķ Vaglaskógi"
got heavy rotation on Icelandic state broadcaster RŚV's radio station Rįs 2 and
was featured on the station's top 10 list. This song is also featured in the
first episode of the TV series Trapped. In 2014, the band gained further
attention with their single "All the Pretty Girls", which garnered over 23
million streams on Spotify. In early 2015, Kaleo signed with Atlantic Records
and now their 2nd album 'A/B' is out and starts at no.17 globally this week with
31,000 sales. >> source: Wikipedia - click the picture to see the
Music Week Report
Bastille having a second week at number one
Monday, September 26, 2016
by Alan Jones, London
Only a handful of albums have managed to stay at
No.1 for more than a week so far this year, and Bastille's Wild World is one of
them, retaining pole position with some ease, even though its sales are off
66.63% week-on-week at 12,025 (including 2,370 from streams). That's the sixth
lowest tally for a No.1 in the 873 weeks that have elapsed thus far in
21st century - but it is still 80.56% more than Nick Cave & The Bad
Seeds' Skeleton Tree sold as it holds at No.2 in a week when its sales dive
70.92% to just 6,660. Even with the 360 sales Skeleton Tree secured from
streaming, that is the lowest tally for a No.2 album this century, substantially
below the previous low of 7,721 set by Drake's Views just five weeks ago. To put
it further into context, the No.75 album has had a higher sale than that
Skeleton Tree managed this week 51 times in the 21st century.
All nine Led Zeppelin studio albums returned to the Top 15 when released in
expanded, remastered editions in 2014 and 2015 but The Complete BBC Sessions'
debut at No.3 (6,284 sales) is their 15th Top 10 album and the first addition to
the group's tally of hit albums since 2012 when 2007 concert recording
Celebration Day reached No.4. Usher's eighth studio album, Hard II Love is his
first release in more than 4 years and his 6th straight Top 10 entry
debuting at No.7 (4,722 sales) although introductory
single Crash didn't take off,
peaking at No.63 last month, despite getting a fair amount of airplay.
Usher's last album, Looking 4 Myself, sold 26,965 copies when debuting
and peaking at No.3 in June 2012. His highest weekly sale came in March
2004, when Confessions, the second of his three No.1 albums, debuted
atop the list on sales of 98,272. Home to four Top 10 singles, including
the No.1 hits Yeah! and Burn, it is also his biggest selling album, with
a to-date tally of 1,536,714 sales. With the level of sales required to
make the Top 10 falling below 5,000 for only the 11th time, there are
re-entries to the top tier for Twenty One Pilots' Blurryface (14-8,
4,705 sales), Bob Marley & The Wailers' Legend (13-9, 4,680 sales) and
Christine & The Queens' Chaleur Humaine (19-10,
Completing the Top 10, The Beatles' Live At The Hollywood Bowl slips 3-4 (6,213
sales), Ward Thomas' Cartwheels holds at No.5 (6,064 sales) and Drake's Views
rises 8-6 (5,656 sales). The latter album's paid-for sales of 1,256,
incidentally, are below those of Petula Clark's From Now On, which debuts at
No.70, and is mentioned more fully below.
Overall album sales are down 4.58% week-on-week at 1,449,186. Streaming
accounted for 537,714 sales - a record 37.10% of the total. Sales of paid-for
albums are down 7.28% week-on-week at 911,472, and are 19.31% below same week
2015 sales of 1,129,500.
In days of yore, paid-for purchases were all that mattered - but we live in
sophisticated times, and more than five out of every six singles 'sales' these
days are actually conjured up by the magic of streaming. Were things as they
used to be, we would this week be heralding the second No.1 single of 2012 X
Factor winner James Arthur, who previously topped the chart with his coronation
single, Impossible, and had by far the biggest selling single last week with Say
You Won't Let Go.
Instead, it's a case of same again at the top of the chart, with The
Chainsmokers reign dragging on for a fourth week with Closer racking up a
combined sale of 82,593 copies, of which 55,873 are from streaming, and the rest
from paid-for sales.
As James Arthur is finding out, it is harder to dislodge No.1 hits in the
current era, and Closer is actually the fifth No.1 in a row to reign for a
minimum of four weeks - the first such sequence in more than sixty years of
With pure sales of 39,879 factored up to 60,898 by streaming, Say You Won't Let
Go is still an impressive return to form for Arthur, who has been absent from
the chart since third single Recovery peaked at No.19 at the end of 2013. Its
25-2 leap bring Arthur his second runners-up position: second single You're
Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You debuted and peaked at No.2 behind Lorde's Royal
in October 2013. Say You Won't Let Go is the introductory single from Arthur's
second album, Back From The Edge, which drops in November.
The only other new entry to the Top 10 this week is My Way, the latest single
from Calvin Harris. Debuting at No.5 (46,622 sales), it is pure Calvin, in the
sense that not only did he write the tune and lyrics and produce the track but
he also provided the vocals, something he rarely does. His 28th chart entry, it
is his 18th Top 5 entry.
Ariana Grande's Side To Side (feat. Nicki Minaj) jumps 8-6 (44.005 sales).
Elsewhere in the Top 10, there are declines for Let Me Love You (2-3, 52,824
sales) by DJ Snake feat. Justin Bieber, Cold Water (3-4, 52,081 sales) by Major
Lazer feat. Justin Bieber & MŲ, The Greatest (5-7, 42,605 sales) by Sia feat.
Kendrick Lamar, Dancing On My Own (4-8, 41,428 sales) by Calum Scott and
Heathens (6-9, 37,936 sales) by Twenty One Pilots, while In The Name Of Love
recovers 11-10 (35,298 sales) for Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexhe.
Overall singles sales are up 1.36% week-on-week at 10,276,880. Streams accounted
for a record 8,696,888 sales, 84.63% of the total. Paid-for sales are up 0.23%
week-on-week at 1,579,992 - 19.90% below same week 2015 sales of 1,972,596 and
below same-week, previous-year sales for the 163rd week in a row. COMPLETE
Oricon Single Chart
No.1 Arashi 'Power Of The Paradise'
click the picture to see the video
GfK Track Chart
No.1 DJ Snake feat. J.Bieber 'Let Me Love You'
click the picture to see the video
Media Traffic (c) 2016