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Justin Bieber versus One Direction
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden

It was the biggest chart-battle of the year: Canadian beau and idol Justin Bieber versus British boygroup sensation One Direction. And the winner is: Justin Bieber. His fourth studio-album 'Purpose' started with massive 863,000 sales globally. More than half of it were sold in the USA with 521,500 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Another 77,000 copies are from his native country, Canada, 90,600 from United Kingdom, around 35,000 from Germany, 19,000 from Italy, 13,600 from Japan and 12,200 from France. Justin's former studio set 'Believe' opened also at the top position in the week 27, 2012 with 589,000 copies. Almost exactly one year ago One Direction's effort 'Four' shot at no.1 with 881,000 sales. The band's new album 'Made In The A.M.' found 764,000 buyers in its initial week and lands at no.2 on the Global Chart. Sorted by countries the album generated it biggest sales in the USA with 401,800 units, in United Kingdom with 93,200, Canada with 44,000, in Japan with 42,300, Germany with nearly 35,000, 

Italy with 29,000 and France 24,300 sales. No doubt, 'Purpose' and 'Made In The A.M.' are huge sellers, but we all know, nobody has a chance against next week's monster release, Adele's '25'. Latest forecasts suggest over 5 million copies in its initial week... an unbelievable, unique record in the music-history!!! Back to this week's hitlist, new at no.1 in Japan and at no.3 globally is Japanese boygroup Kanjani 8 with their seventh studio set 'Kanjani 8 No Genki Ga Deru CD!!' and 316,000 sales. New at no.1 in Germany is the Xmas effort by Helene Fischer. Her last studio-album 'Farbenspiel' from 2013 sold almost 2,5 million copies so far, this new album 'Weihnachten' bows at no.4 globally with 130,000 sales. French rock-legend Johnny Hallyday released his 50th(!!) studio-album. 'De L'amour' starts easily at no.1 in France and jumps at no.9 on the Global Chart with 88,000 copies. Johnny's debut album 'Nous Les Gars, Nous Les Filles' was released 54 years ago in 1961! Some additional sales stats: 'Revival' by Selena Gomez sold 19,000 copies last week and reaches a total of 292,000 so far, 'Confident' by Demi Lovato sold 18,000 units last week, 322,000 so far, 'Honeymoon' by Lana Del Rey sold 17,000 units last week and has a total of 468,000 copies so far, the soundtrack to 'Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol.1' sold 2,356,000 copies so far, 'Rebel Heart' by Madonna 842,000 and 'My Everything' by Ariana Grande 1,694,000.  COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  One week before Adele's '25' will explode on the hitlists, her single 'Hello' remains at the top position on the Global Track Chart for a fourth week in a row with another massive 700,000 points, a total of 4,112,000 points after only four weeks on the tally! On the following positions are three songs by Justin Bieber: 'Sorry' is still at no.2 with 329,000 points, 'Love Yourself', this week's highest debut on the chart, bows at no.3 with 268,000 points and 'What Do You Mean?' slides at no.4 with 261,000 points. It's the first time since more than six years, that an act is three times in the top five of the Global Chart. After Michael Jackson's death in June 2009, his classic 'Billie Jean' jumped back at no.3 in the week 28, 2009, followed by 'Thriller' at no.4 and 'Man In The Mirror' at no.5. Another big smash of the year 2015 left the Top 40: the Felix Jaehn remix of Omi's 'Cheerleader' was massive 43 weeks on the hitlist and got a total of 8,214,000 points. On the year-to-date list the song ranks currently at no.2, behind Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars' 'Uptown Funk', which left the Top 40 two weeks ago. Outside our weekly Top 40 waiting among other Thomas Rhett's 'Die A Happy Man' at no.41, Justin Bieber's 'Purpose' at no.44, Fleur East's 'Sax' at no.52 and Omi's 'Hula Hoop' at no.54 for their first appearance on the big list.  COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART

Global Chart ~ 10 Years Ago
'Hung Up' Madonna
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Global Chart ~ 20 Years Ago
'Gangsta's Paradise' Coolio feat. L.V.
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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 Perez Prado.
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Billboard Report
Adele tops Hot 100 for a fourth week
Thuesday, November 24, 2015
by Keith Caulfield & Silvio Pietroluongo, Los Angeles

A near-record eight debuts arrive in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart, led by Justin Bieber’s Purpose at No. 1 and One Direction's Made in the A.M. at No. 2. It’s only the fourth time in

chart history we’ve had eight debuts in the region. It last happened on the list dated May 21, 2011. Before that, it occurred on Dec. 4, 2010 and Oct. 17, 2009. Justin Bieber earns his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his new release Purpose debuts atop the tally. The set -- released Nov. 13 -- earned 649,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Nov. 19, according to Nielsen Music. That’s the largest weekly unit total for an album since the Billboard 200 began tracking popularity based on overall equivalent units earned in December of 2014. (It beats the debut week of Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, which launched with 535,000 units.) Further, Purpose sold 522,000 in pure album sales -- Bieber’s largest sales week ever. It surpasses his previous high, logged with Believe sold 374,000 in its first week back in 2012. Also impressive, Purpose’s 522,000 is the biggest sales week for an album since Taylor Swift’s 1989 debuted with 1.29 million (week ending Nov. 2, 2014),

and the largest for a male artist’s album since Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 bowed with 792,000 (week ending Nov. 10, 2013). For One Direction, Made In the A.M. gives the vocal quartet its fifth straight album to debut in the top two of the chart, following four consecutive No. 1 albums. The new set launches with 459,000 in equivalent album units earned in the week ending Nov. 19, according to Nielsen Music (of which 402,000 are in pure album sales). That sales start surpasses the bow of the group’s last album, 2014’s Four, which entered the list with 387,000 sold. Rapper Logic launches at No. 3 on the new Billboard 200 with The Incredible True Story (135,000 units; 118,000 in album sales). It’s Logic’s best rank yet on the chart, and his highest sales frame.

(He previously hit the top 10 with Under Pressure in 2014, which debuted and peaked at No. 4). Jeezy jumps onto the new Billboard 200 at No. 4 with Church In These Streets (107,000 units; 98,000 in album sales). It’s his seventh consecutive top 10 album (his entire chart history), and follows the No. 2-peaking Seen In All: The Autobiography in 2014. Country singer Chris Young debuts at No. 5 with I’m Comin’ Over (65,000 units; 57,000 in album sales). It’s the second-largest sales week for Young, as only the debut of his 2011 album Neon (73,000) was bigger. Last week’s No. 1, Chris Stapleton’s Traveller, falls to No. 6 with 53,000 units (down 57 percent). Trans-Siberian Orchestra collects its third top 10 album as Letters From the Labyrinth starts at No. 7 with 46,000 units (nearly all from pure album sales). The act also hit the region with Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night) (EP) in 2012 (No. 9) and Night Castle in 2009 (No. 5). The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness drops 4-8 with 43,000 units (down 8 percent). Nearly the end of the top 10, Alessia Cara’s debut full-length album Know-It-All arrives at No. 9 with 36,000 units (22,000 in pure album sales). The album was led by her hit single “Here,” which has so-far peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Rounding out the top 10 is gospel superstar Kirk Franklin with his new album Losing My Religion, which debuts at No. 10 with 35,000 units (33,000 in album sales). It’s the fifth top 10 effort for Franklin, who last hit the chart in 2011 with the No. 5-peaking Hello Fear. Over on the Billboard Hot 100 Adele's "Hello" tops for a fourth week, helping set the stage for what could be record-breaking sales for parent album 25. It holds at No. 1 on Digital Songs with 327,000 downloads sold (down 32 percent) in the week ending Nov. 19, according to Nielsen Music. Following its record debut week (1.11 million sold) and three subsequent frames, "Hello" has sold 2,555,000 downloads in its first four weeks. "Hello" holds atop Streaming Songs with 34.7 million U.S. streams, down 23 percent. The song is just the second to link four consecutive weeks of at least 30 million domestic streams; Baauer's "Harlem Shake" first did so for four frames in 2013 (heavily driven by user-generated videos featuring the song's official audio). The ballad remains the most-heard song on U.S. radio, leading Radio Songs with a 13 percent increase to 160 million all-format audience impressions (and earning top Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100 for a third week). As reported last week, when the track bounded 6-1 on Radio Songs in its fourth week, it became the fastest-rising No. 1 on the list in 22 years. Beneath "Hello" on the Hot 100, Bieber's "Sorry" returns to its No. 2 peak (3-2) after launching at No. 2 three weeks ago. The song charges 3-2 on Streaming Songs (26.5 million, up 23 percent, becoming the Hot 100's top Streaming Gainer) and 16-12 on Radio Songs (68 million, up 32 percent), while dropping 2-5 on Digital Songs (82,000, down 46 percent). It also takes over atop the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart with 12.9 million on-demand streams, up 35 percent. "Sorry" is the second single from Bieber's album Purpose, which launches atop the Billboard 200. Lead single "What Do You Mean?" rebounds 6-5 on the Hot 100 after debuting as his first No. 1 on the Sept. 19 chart. Meanwhile, the set's "Love Yourself" blasts onto the Hot 100 at No. 4, starting at No. 2 on Digital Songs (141,000) and No. 5 on Streaming Songs (17.4 million). His new entry is his ninth Hot 100 top 10. At Nos. 2, 4, and 5, Bieber joins elite company: only two other acts have charted at least three songs in the top five at once: the Beatles, for eight weeks in 1964 (including the entire top five on April 4, 1964), and 50 Cent, for two weeks in 2005. Bieber and the Beatles are the only acts to earn the honor as a lead artist on all three songs. Bieber makes additional history with a record 17 songs on the Hot 100 simultaneously, passing the mark of 14, previously notched by the Beatles and Drake.  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

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
One Direction celebrate fourth number one
Monday, November 23, 2015
by Alan Jones, London

Justin Bieber’s Purpose drew ever closer as the week went on but One Direction held out to register their fourth (consecutive) No.1 album with their fifth release, Made In The A.M. Debuting atop the chart on sales of 93,189 copies (including 7,131 from streams) it thus secures the highest weekly sale for an artist album in 2015, surpassing the 89,110 copies

that Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ album Chasing Yesterday sold on debut in March. Although it is the first One Direction album to have its sales boosted by streaming, it is also the first to open with sales of less than 100,000. Their last album, Four, sold 141,780 copies when opening at No.1 exactly a year ago; Midnight Memories sold 237,388 copies when opening at No.3 exactly two years ago; Take Me Home sold 155,316 copies when opening at No.1 three years ago last week; and debut album Up All Night sold 138,631 copies when debuting and peaking at No.2 this week in 2011. Made In The A.M. is the 20th album by an X Factor graduate to reach No.1, a sequence that spans more than 10 years and includes releases from 14 different acts. One Direction is the first X Factor act to score four No.1s and also the first act to score four No.1s in the 2010s. Made In The A.M.’s coronation is tough on Justin Bieber, who also beat the previous best weekly sale of 2015, shifting 90,596 copies of his fourth regular

studio album Purpose to debut at No.2 - his last studio album, Believe, delivered his only No.1 album to date in 2012 on sales of just 38,115 copies. Now trading as Jeff Lynne’s ELO - the 67-year-old and keyboard player Richard Tandy are the only members of the group on board at present - The Electric Light Orchestra’s first album of new material in 14 years, Alone In The Universe, debuts at No.4 on sales of 61,497 copies. All Over The World: The Very Best Of ELO, a 2005 compilation of original hit recordings by the band, surges 99-28 this week, with sales of 4,549 raising its career tally to 896,048. Just 28 weeks after his last album, the compilation Magic Of The Violin debuted at No.41 (2,137 sales) on its way to a No.36 peak, Andre Rieu makes a

much bigger impact with Roman Holiday, a collection of Italian-themed light classical and orchestral pieces, debuting at No.8 (21,854 sales). Rieu has had 13 Top 50 albums and 24 Top 200 albums, with Roman Holiday being the seventh to make the Top 10. As this year’s competition continues, reigning X Factor champion Ben Haenow’s eponymous first album debuts at No.10 (18,130 sales). Haenow is the 11th X Factor winner, and all of the previous 10 made the Top 5 with their debut album, five of them reaching No.1. After two weeks at No.1, Elvis Presley & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s If I Can Dream now dips to No.3 (68,825 sales). With five debuts in that portion of the chart, the only existing Top 10 entry to improve its standing this week is I Cry When I Laugh, the debut album by Jess Glynne, which rallies 9-6 (23,777 sales) as latest single Take Me Home jumps 20-6. Completing the Top 10: Little Mix’s Get Weird (2-5, 32,989 sales), Rod Stewart’s Another Country (4-7, 22,567 sales) and Ed Sheeran’s X (8-9, but with sales up 48.20% to 19,679 following the release of the Wembley Edition). Overall album sales are up 12.27% week-on-week at 2,181,512 - their highest level for 46 weeks, and their second highest level of the year. Streaming accounted for 481,416 sales - 22.07% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are up 15.46% week-on-week at 1,700,096 - 17.01% below same week 2014 sales of 2,048,610. After three straight weeks at No.2 behind Adele’s Hello, Justin Bieber’s Sorry swaps places with its rival becoming the 21-year-old Canadian’s second No.1 single only 11 weeks after What Do You Mean? - which reigned on and off for five weeks - became his first. Both songs are on Bieber’s new album Purpose, streams of which effectively secured Sorry pole position on the chart this week. Hello is still No.1 on paid-for sales, shading Sorry by 48 copies (51,027 to 50,979), but once streaming points are factored in Bieber’s tally of 104,472 is 20.15% higher than Adele ’s 86,948. With What Do You Mean rallying 7-5 (52,368 sales), and Love Yourself - a third track from Purpose - debuting at No.3 (66,984 sales), Bieber becomes the first artist to have three simultaneous top five hits since John Lennon did so in January 1981, a month after his tragic death. Without streaming, Bieber’s singles would be placed at No.2, No.5 and No.11, respectively. Jess Glynne scores her eighth Top 10 hit in less than two years with her Children In Need charity single Take Me Home advancing 20-6 (48,377 sales). No.2 on debut four weeks ago, One Direction ’s Perfect rallies 16-10 (35,149 sales). The rest of the Top 10: Sax (3-4, 52,667 sales) by Fleur East, Never Forget You (5-7, 42,918 sales) by MNEK & Zara Larsson, In2 (4-8, 37,219 sales) by WSTRN and The Hills (6-9, 5,190 sales) by The Weeknd. Exiting the Top 10: Hotline Bling (9-11, 30,644 sales) by Drake, Writing’s On The Wall (8-12, 27,575 sales) by Sam Smith and Turn The Music Louder (10-14, 25,753 sales) by KDA feat. Tinie Tempah & Katy B. Overall singles sales are down 0.32% week-on-week at 7,644,982. Streams accounted for 5,711,230 sales - 74.71% of the total. Paid-for sales are down 7.53% week-on-week at 1,933,752 - 32.74% below same week 2014 sales of 2,874,859 and the 119th week in a row that they have fallen versus a year earlier.  COMPLETE CHARTS

Oricon Album Chart
No.1  AKB 48 '0 To 1 No Aida ~ Million Singles'

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Media Control Album Chart
No.1  Helene Fischer 'Weihnachten'

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