'Shape Of You' leads decade chart
Thursday, January 16, 2020
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
Adele and Ed
Sheeran are the big winners of the last decade. Ed's 'Shape Of You'
from 2017 leads the Decade Track Chart by a large margin with
19.147.000 points. The song was 79 weeks inside the weekly Top 40, a
new all time record! On YouTube 'Shape Of You' got 4,5 billions views
so far. The smash is from Ed Sheeran's album 'Divide', which became
15,517,000 equivalent sales till the end of the last decade and placed
at no.3 on the Decade Album Chart, only overtaken by the two Adele
albums '21' (from 2011) and '25' (from 2015). '21' was 42 weeks at
no.1 on the Global Chart, a historic record. Until December 2019 the
set got massive 29,868,000 sales, '25' reached a total of 22,249,000
sales. These numbers were absolutely exceptional for the last decade,
because the global album sales have been shrinking dramatically for 20
years. Between 2000 and 2009 there were 47 albums with more than 10
million sales, in the last decade only 6 albums, despite the
additional streaming. The Top 50 Decade Charts are available on our
Now a short
look on the current charts: 'Dance Monkey' by Tones And I remains for
a 12th week atop the Global Track Chart with another massive 423,000
points, down 2% compared to the previous week and a total of 6,884,000
points after 22 weeks on the tally. The one and only debut of the week
comes from Justin Bieber. The new smash 'Yummy', his first solo single
to be released in three years and the lead single from the upcoming
fifth studio album, bows at no.2 globally with 312,000 points. Rounds
out the top three is Maroon 5's 'Memories', which comes from last
week's runner-up slot, now with 295,000 points (up 0,3%).
the Top 40 waiting among other 'My Oh My' by Camila Cabello feat.
DaBaby at no.45 and 'No Idea' by Don Toliver at no.49 for their first appearance on the big
A week without new-entries on our Global Album Chart, a rare incident.
21 year-old rapper Roddy Ricch jumps atop the current tally with his
debut album 'Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial'. The set started
at no.4 in the week 51, 2019. The next two weeks it ranked at no.9,
last week it climbed to no.6 and now it's the most successful album
globally with 111,000 equivalent sales. 'Hollywood's Bleeding' by Post
Malone rises back to the runner-up slot with 94,000 sales, its highest
position since 12 weeks. Rounds out the top three is former no.1,
Harry Styles' 'Fine Line' with 92,000 sales. Finally, as every
week, additional stats from outside the current Global 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 / 11,276,000,
'21' by Adele 12,000 / 29,892,000, '25' by Adele 10,000 / 22,268,000,
the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 25,000 / 5,512,000, 'American Teen' by
Khalid 13,000 / 3,603,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 28,000 /
4,228,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 34,000 / 6,265,000,
the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' soundtrack 16,000 / 4,111,000, 'Courage' by Celine Dion
530,000, 'Cuz I Love You' by Lizzo 26,000 / 1,294,000, 'Damn.' by
Kendrick Lamar 11,000 / 5,687,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD
30,000 / 1,395,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 29,000 / 15,575,000,
'Everyday Life' by Coldplay 39,000 / 713,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 12,000 / 4,965,000, 'Free
Spirit' by Khalid 20,000 / 1,853,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by
Juice WRLD 36,000 / 2,663,000, 'Happiness Begins' by Jonas Brothers
17,000 / 1,250,000, 'Hurts 2B Human' by Pink 5,000 / 1,014,000, 'In The
Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 8,000 / 8,327,000, 'Indigo' by Chris Brown
23,000 / 1,139,000, 'Invasion Of Privacy' by Cardi B 12,000 /
3,260,000, 'Jesus Is King' by Kanye West 13,000 / 721,000, 'Kamikaze'
by Eminem 7,000 / 2,906,000, 'Love Yourself 轉 Answer' by BTS (Bangtan
Boys) 14,000 / 2,774,000, 'Lover' by Taylor Swift 43,000 / 2,894,000,
'Map Of The Soul: Persona' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 14,000 / 4,275,000,
'Norman Fucking Rockwell!!' by Lana Del Rey 18,000 / 751,000,
'Origins' by Imagine Dragons 10,000 / 1,670,000, 'Over It' Summer
Walker 34,000 / 830,000, 'Pray For The Wicked' by Panic! At The Disco
9,000 / 1,703,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 23,000 / 4,120,000,
'Rammstein' by Rammstein 11,000 / 1,258,000, 'Reputation' by Taylor
Swift 7,000 / 5,127,000, 'Romance' by Camila Cabello 47,000 / 354,000, 'Scorpion' by Drake 25,000 / 6,129,000,
'Seven' by Lil Nas X 21,000 / 1,082,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn
Mendes 18,000 / 2,627,000, 'So Much Fun' by Young Thug 40,000 /
1,046,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 20,000 / 5,252,000, 'Sweetener' by Ariana
Grande 8,000 / 2,757,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 26,000 /
3,370,000, 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack 27,000 / 7,577,000,
'Views' by Drake 11,000 / 5,256,000, 'We Love You Tecca' by Lil Tecca
20,000 / 733,000, 'Western Stars' by Bruce Springsteen 9,000 /
861,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 11,000 / 12,107,000.
GLOBAL NO.1 - 30 YEARS AGO...
"Another Day In Paradise"
was released on October 23, 1989 as the first single from
Collins' fourth solo studio album But Seriously. The power
ballad has as its subject the problem of homelessness. Collins
sings the song from a third-person perspective, as he observes
a man crossing the street to ignore a homeless woman, and he
implores listeners not to turn a blind eye to homelessness
because, by drawing a religious allusion: 'it's just another
day for you and me in paradise'. Collins also appeals directly
to God by singing: 'Oh Lord, is there nothing more anybody can
do? Oh Lord, there must be something you can say'. "Another
Day In Paradise" won a Grammy Award for the Record Of The Year
at the 1991 awards ceremony and topped the hitlists in the
United States, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands,
Switzerland, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.
Roddy Ricch returns to no.1 on Billboard Top 200
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
In a quiet week on the Billboard 200 albums chart -- where no albums
debut within the top 100 -- Roddy Ricch’s Please Excuse Me For Being
Antisocial returns to the No. 1 slot for
a second week in charge. The set, which premiered atop the tally dated
Dec. 21, 2019, rises 2-1 in its fifth week on the list (dated Jan. 18).
The Jan. 18-dated Billboard 200 chart marks the first week the tally
includes on-demand video and audio streams from YouTube, as well as
officially licensed video content plays from Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal
and Vevo. The inclusion of video data into the chart comes five years
after on-demand audio streams were added to the tally, when the chart
shifted from a pure album sales ranking to a consumption model (Dec. 13,
2014-dated chart). The addition of YouTube and video streams will also
impact all of Billboard’s other genre album consumption charts,
including Top Country Albums, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Top Rock Albums,
Top Latin Albums and so forth. Please Excuse Me rises 2-1 on the new
tally with 97,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week
ending Jan. 9, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
That’s a 31% increase in total units earned compared to the previous
week’s haul of 74,000. (Note, week-over-week comparisons reflect the new
week’s inclusion of video streams versus the previous week without video
streams.) Please Excuse Me continues to profit from the surging
popularity of its single “The Box.” On the most recently published
Billboard Hot 100 and Streaming Songs charts (dated Jan. 11), the track
vaulted 13-3 and 6-1, respectively. Of Please Excuse Me’s overall 97,000
equivalent album units for the week, nearly all were generated by
on-demand audio streaming activity. Album sales comprised just 1,000
units of the set’s sum, while TEA equaled a little under 2,000 units.
However, SEA activity totaled a whopping 94,000 units. And, of that
94,000 sum, on-demand audio activity nearly 91,000 units while on-demand
video streams generated a little under 4,000 units. Please Excuse Me is
joined by a bevy of former No. 1s in the new top 10, as Nos. 2-8 have
all previously resided in the top slot. Trailing at No. 2 on the new
chart is Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding. The set climbs one spot
with 65,000 equivalent album units earned (up 1%). Harry Styles’ Fine
Line rises 4-3 with 49,000 units (down 9%) and the self-titled Jackboys
set falls 1-4 in its second week with 47,000 units (down 70%). The
Frozen II soundtrack is steady at No. 5 with 42,000 equivalent album
units earned (down 10%), DaBaby’s Kirk climbs 8-6 with 41,000 units (up
13%), Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? dips 6-7
with 38,000 units (down 17%) and Young Thug’s So Much Fun falls 7-8 with
35,000 units (down 8%). Rounding out the new top 10 are Summer Walker’s
No. 2-peaking Over It, stepping 10-9 with 30,000 equivalent album units
(up 7%), and Rod Wave’s Ghetto Gospel, flying 17-10 with 27,000 units
(up 19%). Ghetto Gospel returns to its No. 10 peak, achieved in its
second week on the tally, back on the Nov. 23, 2019-dated list.
Roddy Ricch's "The Box" tops the Billboard Hot 100, rising from No. 3 to become
the rapper's first No. 1 on the ranking.
"The Box," released on Bird Vision/Atlantic Records, is the 1,096th No. 1 in the
Hot 100's 61-year history. Roddy Ricch (real name: Rodrick Wayne Moore, Jr.)
wrote the song with Samuel "30Roc" Gloade, who solely produced it.
The track by the 21-year-old Compton, California, native hits the Hot 100's
summit in its fifth week on the chart, as it tallies a second week at No. 1 on
the Streaming Songs survey, surging by 60% to 68.2 million U.S. streams in the
week ending Jan. 9, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Notably, the song does
not yet have a proper official video; Its official audio clip was released on
Dec. 6, while a new lyric video arrived on Jan. 9.
The streaming sum is the second-highest for any song, after Mariah Carey's "All
I Want for Christmas Is You" drew 72.2 million (Jan. 4), since Lil Nas X's "Old
Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, hauled in 72.5 million (Aug. 3, 2019);
"Road" set the record with 143 million on April 20, 2019.
"The Box" roars 31-8 on Digital Song Sales, up 79% to 11,000 sold in the week
ending Jan. 9 (as it claims the Hot 100's top Streaming Gainer and Sales Gainer
awards), and hikes by 196% to 10.9 million all-format radio airplay audience
"The Box" is from the rapper's debut studio album, Please Excuse Me for Being
Antisocial, which began as his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200, dated Dec. 21
and this week (Jan. 18) rebounds for a second week on top. Roddy Ricch is the
first artist to top the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 simultaneously since Lady Gaga
and Bradley Cooper's "Shallow" and their soundtrack to A Star Is Born led the
respective rankings dated March 9, 2019; As with Roddy Ricch, those titles
brought actor/singer Cooper his first No. 1 on each chart.
Justin Bieber's "Yummy" arrives at No. 2 on the Hot 100 as it starts at No. 1 on
Digital Song Sales (71,000 sold in the week ending Jan. 9) and No. 2 on
Streaming Songs (29.3 million in the same span), while soaring 38-10 on the
Radio Songs chart (50.9 million in its first full week, ending Jan. 12).
As for the song's sales total, 71,000 marks the best since Taylor Swift's "You
Need to Calm Down" launched with 79,000 (June 29, 2019).
"Yummy" was released at midnight ET on Jan. 3, while its official video
premiered the following day. Its sales sum in the tracking week was boosted by a
bevy of vinyl and cassette single offers in his official webstore (with certain
pieces to be autographed by Bieber), and consumers received a digital copy of
the song upon each purchase; Its airplay total includes hourly plays on
participating Entercom Communications-owned radio stations on Jan. 11.
Post Malone's "Circles" drops to No. 3 on the Hot 100 after three nonconsecutive
weeks at No. 1, as it tallies a fourth week atop Radio Songs, up by 1% to 101.3
million in audience.
Maroon 5's "Memories" descends to No. 4 on the Hot 100 from its No. 2 high,
while Dan + Shay and Bieber's No. 4-peaking "10,000 Hours" climbs 9-5, as it
tops Hot Country Songs for a 14th week. Thanks to "Yummy" and "Hours," Bieber is
the first artist with two concurrent top five Hot 100 hits since Post Malone,
whose "Goodbyes," featuring Young Thug, and "Circles" ranked at Nos. 3 and 4,
respectively, on Sept. 21.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Lewis Capaldi's "Someone You Loved"
backtracks 4-6, following its three-week command; Tones and I's "Dance Monkey"
keeps at its No. 7 best; Lizzo's No. 3-peaking "Good as Hell" drops 6-8; Arizona
Zervas' "Roxanne" retreats 5-9, after reaching No. 4, while boasting top Airplay
Gainer honors (49.5 million, up 21%); and Selena Gomez's "Lose You to Love Me"
holds at No. 10, after it led the Nov. 9 chart.
Song Of The Month
The collaborations with her partner Anuel AA, 'Secreto' and 'China', have been
the highlights of her career so far. Now the Colombian reggaeton singer and
songwriter Karol G is back with her own smash 'Tusa', a huge success in Spain,
Mexico, Argentina and many other Latin countries.
Music Week Report
A chart double for Stormzy
Monday, January 13, 2020
by Alan Jones, London
After historically unprecedented upheavals in the Top 75 last week,
which saw 23 climbers, 10 new entries, 41 re-entries and just one track
in decline, things are calmer this week, not least at the very top,
where there’s a completely static top four, with Stormzy’s Own It doing
just that for the second week (55,826 sales), followed yet again
You Go (2-2, 45,408 sales) by Lewis Capaldi, Don’t Start Now (3-3, 44,384 sales)
by Dua Lipa and Roxanne (4-4, 40,268 sales) by Arizona Zervas.
Capaldi has a second song in the Top 10, with March 2019 chart-topper Someone
You Loved jumping 15-7 (34,395 sales), while October 2019 No.6 hit Bruises
rallies 24-12 (26,362 sales), as both return from ACR. It is a 30-week high for
Someone You Loved, and a six-week high Bruises, despite a slip in consumption of
6.22% week-on-week for the former and a modest increase of 1.13% for the latter.
His first single as a primary artist since Bloodpop collaboration Friends
reached No.2 some 16 months ago, Justin Bieber returns with Yummy. The highest
of five new entries to the chart this week, it debuts at No.5 (35,172 sales),
simultaneously becoming his 58th Top 75 entry, 45th Top 40 entry and 18th Top 10
hit. It is 10 years to the week since Bieber’s first chart entry, at the age of
15 with One Time
debuting at No.14 on its way to a No.11 peak. Nine songs by Bieber have achieved
consumption of a million copies, with his cumulative consumption tally across
159 songs, as both primary and featured artist, is 31,651,269.
Bieber’s fellow Canadian, The Weeknd, secures the week’s only other Top 10 entry
with Blinding Lights advancing 11-10 (27,679 sales) to become his ninth Top 10
Dance Monkey falls 5-6 (34,709 sales) for Tones And I but had more paid-for
sales (5,631) than any other song, and would still be No.1 with consumption of
63,787 units were it not on ACR.
Also in the Top 10: Everything I Wanted (6-8, 33,650 sales) by Billie Eilish and
Adore You (7-9, 30,753 sales) by Harry Styles.
Singles sales increase 1.95% week-on-week to 19,219,142, 15.12% above same week
2019 sales of 16,694,212. Paid-for sales are down 15.20% week-on-week at 511,063
– 32.98% below same week 2019 sales of 762,603. It is their lowest level since
chart week 9, 2005 (Music Week publication date 12 March 2005) – 775 weeks ago,
and before downloads were counted - when they were 523,223. They are below same
week, previous year sales for the 336th week in a row.
Doing the double: Stormzy this week becomes the first artist to simultaneously
top the singles and albums chart since his pal Ed Sheeran last July.
Heavy Is The Head becomes Stormzy’s second No.1 album, three weeks after
debuting at No.2, while Own It – which features the aforesaid Sheeran and rapper
Burna Boy, and is one of four Top 10 hits already spawned by the set – continues
atop the singles chart. Own It was the first new No.1 single of the year/decade,
and Heavy Is The Head is the first new No.1 album of the year/decade.
After suffering two successive declines in consumption in excess of 40%, Heavy
Is The Head increased 45.69% last week to 23,614 units to bring an end to Lewis
Capaldi’s fourth run at No.1 with Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, which
dips to No.2 (18,392 sales). Stormzy worked really hard to turn around sales of
Heavy Is The Head – in the course of the chart week, he did signing sessions at
HMV in Bristol Broadmead, Cardiff and Birmingham, and Banquet in Kingston and
turned up in his slippers on BBC Breakfast TV. Furthermore, the album price was
reduced to £5.99 on Google, £4.99 on iTunes, £4.99 both digitally and physically
at Amazon, and £4.99 physically at HMV.
There is no doubt, however, that Heavy Is The Head deserves its crown – it is
No.1 on physical sales (9,467 CDs), paid-for downloads (1,680 digital bundles)
and streaming (12,467 sales-equivalent streams).
Stormzy and Lewis Capaldi became the first acts to achieve a shut-out on the top
two of both charts since December 2017 (when Ed Sheeran and Eminem did likewise)
last week, with Stormzy taking the singles title, and Capaldi the album title.
This week, with their singles holding steady, and their albums swapping places,
Capaldi is runner-up on both lists.
It is the first time that one artist has topped both lists ahead of the same
runner-up in nearly nine years. It last happened in the chart for sales-week
ending 5 March 2011, when Adele’s first No.1 single, Someone Like You sold
116,347 copies in its third term at the summit, while Jessie J’s second hit,
Price Tag (feat. B.o.B), sold 85,821 copies on the third of its four weeks at
No.2. At the same time, Adele’s 21 scorched to its sixth straight week at No.1
on sales of 180,493 copies, while Jessie J’s first album, Who You Are, opened at
No.2 on sales of 105,859 copies.
Also benefiting from his week of activity, Stormzy’s first album, Gang Signs &
Prayer, which topped the chart on debut in March 2017, advances 100-74 (1,471
sales), returning to the Top 75 for the first time in 21 weeks while increasing
its cumulative consumption to 429,833 units.
Climbing for the third week in a row, Hollywood’s Bleeding (14-9, 4,910 sales)
is back in the Top 10 for the first time in eight weeks for Post Malone. The
album that exits the top tier to make way for it is Street Trauma (9-11, 4,628
sales) by D-Block Europe.
Although Better Half Of Me falls from its peak of No.30 to No.42 (13,273 sales)
on the singles chart, the third hit from Tom Walker’s debut album is No.5 on the
radio airplay chart, and No.27 on the TV airplay chart, and helps said album,
What A Time To Believe, to climb 10-8 (5,709 sales), achieving its highest chart
position for 34 weeks.
The rest of the Top 10: No.6 Collaborations Project (4-3, 10,810 sales) by Ed
Sheeran, Fine Line (5-4, 10,152 sales) by Harry Styles, When We All Fall Asleep
Where Do We Go? (6-5, 8,388 sales) by Billie Eilish, Everyday Life (7-7, 5,711
sales) by Coldplay and Back Together (8-10, 4,850 sales) by Michael Ball & Alfie
Overall album sales are down 8.51% week-on-week at 1,766,583, 1.48% below same
week 2019 sales of 1,793,106, and their lowest level for 11 weeks.
Sales-equivalent streams accounted for 1,243,023 sales, a record 70.36% of the
total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 24.75% week-on-week at 523,560, 26.93%
below same week 2019 sales of 716,506.