'Love Yourself' is the new number one
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
After a fortnight
interruption, Adele's '25' turns back to the summit of the Global
Album Chart for an eighth week. It sold another 220,000 copies last
week, a total of stellar 16,138,000 units after 10 weeks on the tally.
With this result the album is now very close to the
TOP 100 ALL TIME CHART. The
former set '21' ranks a 143rd week on the hitlist and sails to no.17
with 29,000 sales. David Bowie's 'Blackstar' goes down at the
vice-position, after a 50% sales decline to 166,000. Justin Bieber's
'Purpose' is still in the top three with another 121,000 sales in its
eleventh week on the tally. On the year-to-date chart 2016 we have the
same order for the moment: Adele's '25' leads again with 1,168,000
copies, followed by 'Blackstar' (1,135,000 sales) and 'Purpose'
(558,000 sales). Highest debut of the week comes from the American
trash metal band Megadeth. Their 15th studio album 'Dystopia' bows at
no.4 globally with 88,000 sales, 48,100 of it in the USA alone
(according to Nielsen Music / Billboard). Another 8,500 copies moved
United Kingdom (according to
Music Week), 5,700 units in Japan (according to Oricon). South Korean
boy band Teen Top storms with 'Red Point' shy behind at no.5 with
66,000 sales. The lion share of it (65,100) comes from the band's
native country, another some hundred copies from Japan. The effort
exists in two versions, 'chic' and 'urban'... both versions were
counted together. Nearly one year ago, on February 13, 2015, Elle
King's debut album 'Love Stuff' was released. Driven by the big
success of the single 'Ex's & Oh's' (this week at no.15 on the Global
Chart), her album enters the Global Top 40 for the first time this
week with 16,000 sales. Some additional sales stats: 'Wilder Mind' by
Mumford & Sons sold 8.000 copies last week and reaches a total of
far, '19' by Adele sold 12,000 units last week, 7,046,000
so far, 'Get Weird' by Little Mix sold 10,000 units last week and has a
total of 588,000 units so far, '1000 Forms Of Fear' by Sia sold 1,479,000 copies so
far, 'Delirium' by Ellie Goulding 516.000, and 'Dark Sky Island' by
COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART
We have a new number one on
the Global Track Chart! Justin Bieber's ballad 'Love Yourself'
ends the thirteen-week reign of Adele's 'Hello'. 'Love Yourself',
co-written by Ed Sheeran, jumps to the summit with 340,000 points.
It's Justin's third number one smash on the Global Chart, after
'Boyfriend' led for a lonely week (15, 2012) and 'What Do You Mean?'
ruled for seven weeks (between week 38 and 44, 2015). Adele's 'Hello'
slides at the vice-position with 320,000 points... and with a total of
9,080,000 points it rises to no.97 on the
ALL TIME CHART.
Adele is only the fourth act in history, which has at least three songs in the
Top 100 of that list. Besides 'Hello', 'Someone Like You' ranks at
no.65 with 9,713,000 points and 'Rolling In The Deep' at no.14 with
11,969,000 points. The other acts are Pharrell Williams with three
smashes ('Happy' at no.4, 'Blurred Lines' at no.12 and 'Get Lucky' at
no.56), Michael Jackson also with three tunes ('Billie Jean' at no.43,
'Black Or White' at no.57 and 'Say Say Say' at no.71) and the Beatles
with massive five big smashes ('I Want To Hold Your Hand' at no.6,
'Hey Jude' at no.9, 'She Loves You' at no.73, 'Get Back' at no.75 and
'Let It Be' at no.86). Back to this week's hitlist: highest debut is
'Work', Rihanna's collaboration with Canadian rapper Drake and the
first sign from her new album 'ANTI'. The song rockets to no.6 with
169,000 points and that's the result of only one and a half day (the
track was released on January 27, around 36 hours before the
chart-week ended). Outside the Top 40 waiting among other Matt Simons'
'Catch And Release' at no.46, One Direction's 'History' at no.47, Kygo
feat. Maty Noyes' 'Stay' at no.52, Jason Derulo's 'Get Ugly' at no.55
and 99 Souls feat. Destiny's Child & Brandy's 'The Girl Is Mine' at
no.58 for their first appearance on the big list.
COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART
Our weekly global countdown dated back to 1955. The year when
Rock'n'Roll was born and popular music started to influence
and determine the spirit and mood of any era. The music
industry was at the very beginning, many countries hadn't yet
an official chart. That's why the first hitlists merged the
charts only from the USA, United Kingdom, Germany and
additional informations from France, Australia, Italy, Belgium
and the Netherlands. The first no.1 in January 1955 was
'Mr.Sandman' by the Chordettes and biggest hit of that year
'Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White', a mambo classic by
click the picture to see a funny video
of that tune
Adele back to no.2, Megadeth new at no.3
Thuesday, February 2, 2016
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
Adele’s 25 returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 after a two-week vacation from
the top of the list, as it rises 2-1 in its 10th week on the chart. The album
earned 116,000 equivalent album units in
the week ending Jan. 28,
according to Nielsen Music (down 21 percent).
In the latest tracking week, 25 sold another 97,000 in pure album sales (down 20
percent), which brings its cumulative sum to 7.94 million in the U.S. It is
likely 25 will reach 8 million sold in the next week.
Justin Bieber’s Purpose climbs 3-2 with 87,000 units (down 5 percent). The
former No. 1 album has yet to leave the top three of the chart since it debuted
11 weeks ago.
Rock band Megadeth notches the chart’s highest debut as is Dystopia bows at No.
3 with 49,000 units (48,000 in pure album sales). It’s the highest charting
album for the act since 1992’s Countdown to Extinction debuted and peaked at No.
2 on the chart dated Aug. 1 of that year.
The new album also logs the group’s best sales week since 2007, when United
Abominations launched with 54,000 sold at No. 8.
Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface ascends 5-4 with 42,000 units (down 6 percent),
Panic! at the Disco’s Death of a Bachelor falls 1-5 with 39,000 units (down 79
percent) and David
Bowie’s Blackstar slips 4-6 with 35,000 units (down 61 percent). Chris
Stapleton’s Traveller rides 8-7 with 34,000 units (down 16 percent), and The
Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness is up 9-8 with 32,000 units (down 6 percent).
The new 2016 Grammy Nominees compilation album debuts at No. 9 with 31,000 units
(all from pure album sales). Last year’s 2015 Grammy nominees set entered at No.
12 with 45,000 sold, on its way to a No. 9 peak three weeks later (65,000),
following the Grammy Awards broadcast.
Bryson Tiller’s Trapsoul closes out the top 10, holding at No. 10 with 31,000
units (down 1 percent). Justin Bieber earns the rare honor of replacing himself
at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Feb. 13), as "Love Yourself" rises 2-1,
unseating "Sorry" (1-2) after
three weeks atop the chart.
With the coronation of "Love Yourself," released on SchoolBoy/Raymond Braun/Def
Jam, Bieber becomes only the 12th act in the Hot 100's 57-year history to
succeed himself at No. 1. He's the second in four months, however, as The
Weeknd's "The Hills" supplanted "Can't Feel My Face" at the top spot on the
chart dated Oct. 3. Before that, Taylor Swift became the first woman to earn the
honor when "Blank Space" followed her "Shake It Off" to the top on Nov. 29,
2014. The other acts to switch out songs successively at No. 1: the Beatles, who
scored a record three leaders in a row ("I Want to Hold Your Hand," "She Loves
You" and "Can't Buy Me Love") in 1964; Boyz II Men (1994); Puff Daddy (as he was
then billed, in 1997); Ja Rule (2002); Nelly (2002); OutKast (2004); Usher
(2004); T.I. (2008); and the Black Eyed Peas (2009). (Puff Daddy and Ja Rule
each doubled up thanks to a lead and featured role.)
"Love Yourself" is the Hot 100's 1,050th No. 1 and Bieber's third, with "Sorry"
and first leader "What Do You Mean?" (which falls 10-17 after spending its
record-tying first 21 weeks in the top 10) all from his album Purpose. He's the
first artist to score three No. 1s from an album since Swift ("Shake," "Space"
and "Bad Blood," featuring Kendrick Lamar), via 1989 in 2014-15. Bieber is the
first male to notch three Hot 100 No. 1s from an album since another Justin
almost 10 years ago: Justin Timberlake tallied three from FutureSex / LoveSounds
in 2006-07: "SexyBack," "My Love" (featuring T.I.) and "What Goes Around…Comes
"Love Yourself" holds at No. 2 on the Streaming Songs chart with 16.4 million
U.S. streams (down 2 percent) in the week ending Jan. 28, according to Nielsen
Music. It lifts 4-3 on Radio Songs (132 million audience impressions, up 13
percent), adding top Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100 for a fourth week,
while falling 1-3 on Digital Songs after three weeks on top (116,000 downloads,
down 17 percent). It leads the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart
for a second week (9.7 million on-demand streams, down 6 percent) and becomes
Bieber's third No. 1 on the Pop Songs airplay chart (after "Sorry" and "Mean").
Meanwhile, despite slipping from the top position on the Hot 100, "Sorry" scores
an impressive consolation prize, becoming Bieber's first No. 1 on the all-format
Radio Songs chart (2-1; 141 million, down 2 percent). He'd previously peaked as
high as No. 2 on Radio Songs with "As Long as You Love Me" (featuring big Sean)
in 2012. "Sorry" scores a seventh week at No. 1 on Streaming Songs (18.6
million, down 7 percent) and tumbles 5-9 on Digital Songs (61,000, down 24
As Bieber dominates the Hot 100's top two, Twenty One Pilots cruise at a new
high altitude on the Hot 100, as "Stressed Out" elevates 4-3. The single stays
at No. 2 on Digital Songs (117,000, down 8 percent) and keeps climbing Streaming
Songs (5-4; 12.7 million, up 8 percent) and Radio Songs (6-4; 120 million, up 14
percent). The duo's first top five Hot 100 hit leads Billboard's Hot Rock Songs
chart for a sixth week. Rock resurgence of sorts: "Stressed" is the first title
to hit the Hot 100's top three that has also appeared on Hot Rock Songs in
nearly a year, since Hozier's "Take Me to Church" ranked at No. 3, after peaking
at No. 2, on the Feb. 28, 2015, Hot 100. COMPLETE CHARTS
Joanna Newsom is an American harpist, keyboardist,
vocalist, songwriter and actress. Newsom was born (January 18, 1982) and raised
in the small town of Nevada City, California. She was exposed to music from a
young age. Newsom
attended a Waldorf school where she studied theater and learned to memorize and
recite long poems. After
high school Newsom studied composition and creative writing at Mills College in
Oakland, California. While at Mills, she played keyboards in The Pleased. She
dropped out of the school in order to focus on her music. In 2002 and 2003,
Newsom recorded two EPs, Walnut Whales and Yarn and Glue. Drag City Recordings
signed Newsom and released her debut album The Milk-Eyed Mender in 2004.
Her work has become very prominent on the independent music scene. Joanna Newsom's new album Divers
was released on October 23, 2015. Speaking about the album's
creative process in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, she said "I
spent a year or two on the instrumental arrangements and overdubs. I wanted the
character and colors of the instrumentation to shift definitively, from song to
song, which entailed a wide pool of collaborators and a lengthy collaborative
process with each person." She further described the process of making the album
as "probably the most fun I’ve had making a record". Entertainment Weekly also
reported Newsom "as using an arsenal of nearly a dozen keyboards and synths
including clavichords, mellotrons and Marxophones" for the album while members
of the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra feature as players on the album.
>> source: Wikipedia - click the picture to see the video
Music Week Report
Zayn Malik jumps at no.1 with his first solo
Monday, February 8, 2016
by Alan Jones, London
Ten months after leaving One
Direction, Zayn Malik sprints to a No.1 debut with first solo single
Pillowtalk on sales of 112,497 copies, including a best-ever 49,719 from
streams. Credited simply to Zayn, Pillowtalk received a late boost from
the release of an acoustic, 'living room session' version, which
displays his falsetto range, and at,
2m 25s, is nearly a minute shorter than the
full studio version of Pillowtalk. 23 year old Malik was a member of One
Direction for their first 23 chart hits, but contributed to the writing
of only three of them: Story Of My Life (No.2, 2013), Night Changes
(No.7, 2014) and Fool's Gold (No.74, 2014), However, he penned
Pillowtalk with brothers Mike and Anthony Hannides, who were themselves
part of 4Tune, a boy band who competed in the second season of The X
Factor in 2005. Pillowtalk replaces Shawn Mendes' Stitches, which dips
1-3 with its sales declining for the first time in 11 weeks (65,908
Malik's big debut means that although its sales are up 35.44%
week-on-week to 72,264, Jonas Blue & Dakota's recording of Tracy
Chapman's Fast Car can only improve 3-2.
Fast Car is the only song already in the Top 10 to reach a new peak this
week, but three more songs build on lower chart success to make their
Top 10 debuts. The most obvious of the three is Work, the first single
from Rihanna's Anti. Advancing
13-4 (59,577 sales) on its
first full week on release, Work is a collaboration with rapper Drake.
It is Rihanna's 27th Top 10 hit, Drake's fifth and their third together.
Drake simultaneously lands his 26th Top 75 entry with new solo single
Summer Sixteen debuting at No.23 (20,622 sales).
Danish group Lukas Graham's debut UK hit, 7 Years catapulted 107-24 last
week, and now advances to No.6 (45,592 sales).
After falling 12-14 last week, Craig David's When The Bassline Drops
(feat. Big Narstie) resumes its upwards progress, climbing to No.10
(33,793 sales). In so doing, it becomes David's 14th Top 10 hit but his
first since the David Bowie-sampling Hot Stuff (Let's Dance) in 2007.
Elsewhere in the Top 10, Justin Bieber's Love Yourself (2-5, 54,775
sales) and Sorry (4-7, 45,053
sales), Snakehips' All My Friends (feat.
Tinsahe & Chance The Rapper, 5-8, 42,844 sales) and One Direction's
History (6-9, 39,232 sales) are all in decline. Lose Yourself is now a
million seller - Bieber's third in a matter of weeks - with 1,051,522
sales, including streams.
Overall singles sales are up 4.48% week-on-week at 9,121,835 - their
second highest level ever. Streams accounted for 6,991,426 sales -
76.64% of the total. Paid-for sales are up 8.06% week-on-week at
2,130,409 - 22.04% below same week 2015 sales of 2,732,566 and the 130th
week in a row that they have fallen versus a year earlier.
Up against new albums from Rihanna and Sia, there seemed to be little
chance that David Bowie would remain at No.1 this week but with Sia's
This Is Acting faltering at the last, and Rihanna's Anti never in the
race, that's just what has happened.
However, after topping the chart for three weeks' Bowie's last studio
album Blackstar slips to No.2 (27,962 sales), ceding pole position to
his 2002 compilation Best Of Bowie, which jumps 3-1 with 28,897 sales.
That total includes 1,640 sales from streams - on pure sales it would
still be No.2. Blackstar is No.1 on the vinyl album chart for the fourth
straight week and recovered from stock availability issues to sell 9,224
copies in that format last week, an increase of 163.40% week-on-week.
Bowie is only the fourth act to secure consecutive No.1 albums - The
Beatles did it twice, first when With The Beatles replaced Please Please
Me at the summit in December 1963, then when Beatles For Sale unseated A
Hard Day's Night a year later; Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells belatedly
topped the chart in October 1974, a week after follow-up Hergest Ridge
topped the list; and, most recently, Michael Jackson's Essential
catapulted 20-1 in July 2009, replacing his Number Ones album.
Bowie had half of the Top 10 albums last week but is down to three this
week, with the last of the trio, Nothing Has Changed slipping 5-8
Comprising primarily original songs rejected by others, This Is Acting
misses out on top spot but still delivers Sia with her highest charting
album to date, debuting at No.3 (27,684 sales). It surpasses her last
album, 1000 Forms Of Fear, which debuted at No.11 (7,655 sales) in July
2014, and eventually peaked 39 weeks later at No.5. Her sixth album,
1000 Forms Of Fear was her first to breach the Top 40, and is her
biggest seller, with a to-date tally of 268,949 sales, including 3,929
in the latest frame, which sees it sprint 62-30.
After consecutive No.1s with Loud (2010), Talk That Talk (2011) and
Unapologetic (2012), Rihanna can't even make the Top 5 with Anti, which
limps to a No.7 debut (20,136 sales). Although first single Work debuted
at No.13 last week on less than two days sale, and now progresses into
the top five, the album itself has had its debut undermined by both the
fact that a million copies were given away by Jay-Z's streaming platform
Tidal (of which Rihanna is a co-owner) and the late release of its
physical edition. It wasn't available on CD until late on Tuesday, with
the format eventually contributing 507 sales to its opening week's
Housing both of his No.1 hits, See You Again and Marvin Gaye -
collaborations with Wiz Khalifa and Meghan Trainor, respectively -
Charlie Puth's first album, Nine Track Mind, debuts at No.6 (20,590
sales). See You Again has sold 1,197,462 copies, and Marvin Gaye has
sold 631,579 copies, so far. Meanwhile, the album spawns its third Top
40 hit, with latest offcut, One Call Away, jumping 45-29.
Elsewhere in the Top 10: Adele's 25 falls 2-4 (21,831 sales), Justin
Bieber's Purpose dips 4-5 (21,646 sales), Jess Glynne's I Cry When I
Laugh descends 7-9 (9,585 sales) and Coldplay's A Head Full Of Dreams
recovers 13-10 (8,972 sales).
Overall album sales are up 5.08% week-on-week at 1,748,800. Streaming
accounted for 490,006 sales - 28.02% of the total. Sales of paid-for
albums are up 6.53% week-on-week at 1,293,994 - 0.32% above same week
2015 sales of 1,289,908.