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Global Chart Report

'Dynamite' blows up again
Thursday, October 22, 2020
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden


'Dynamite' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) gets back the crown of the Global Track Chart for a sixth non-consecutive week with 280,000 points, despite a 7,5% decline compared to the previous week. It climbs to no.5 on the not published Global Airplay Chart with 49,000 points, behind 'Savage Love' with 80,000 points, 'Watermelon Sugar' with 71,000, 'Blinding Lights' with 68,000, and 'Midnight Sky' with 51,000 points. Back to the big list, where 'Savage Love (Laxed Siren Beat)' by Jawsh 685 and Jason DeRulo lost its top position and ranks now at the runner-up slot with 263,000 points (down 31%). Rounds out the top three and the highest debut of the week is 'Kissin' My Lips', by the new Japanese idol boy band Snow Man. The song bows with 230,000 points at no.3 globally, based on massive 918,000 initial single sales in the group's native country (according to Oricon). 'Blinding Lights' by The Weeknd is seemingly indestructible. In its 46th week (!!) on the tally the

smash climbs back to no.5 with 205,000 points and reaches no.13 on the ALL TIME CHART with a total of 13,881,000 points. A 43 year-old song experiences a widespread resurgence in popularity: 'Dreams' by Fleetwood Mac. It's a result of a viral Tik Tok video created by a man named Nathan Apodaca. Originally the song went to no.5 globally in June / July 1977, this week it shoots from no.33 to no.17 with 122,000 points. Outside our weekly Top 40 waiting among other 'Levitating' by Dua Lipa at no.45, 'La Toxica' by Farruko at no.56, and 'La Curiosidad' by Jay Wheeler feat. DJ Nelson & Myke Towers at no.59 for their first appearance on the big list. As expected, Blackpink's debut effort 'The Album' jumps easily atop this week's Global Album Chart. With the additional sales from the girl group's native country, the set generated massive 698,000 sales last week globally. 617,000 of it from South Korea alone (according to Hanteo). With the 177,000 sales from the previous week, 'The Album' got a total of 875,000 sales so far. Highest debut of the week comes from another Asian idol girlie group: 'Eien Yori Nagai Isshun', the new effort by Keyakizaka 46 bows at the runner-up slot with 150,000 sales (according to Oricon). Two legendary albums enter the current Top 10 again: due the release of the 20th anniversary edition from Linkin Park's most successful album 'Hybrid Theory', the set storms back at no.7 with 58,000 sales. In its 20 years the album got a total of 19,5 million sales. And in the shadow of the new success of the album track 'Dreams', Fleetwood Mac's classic 'Rumours' rises at no.10 with 47,000 sales. As reported last week the album ranks now at no.10 of our ALL TIME CHART with a total of 34 million. 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 9,000 / 11,684,000, '21' by Adele 10,000 / 30,293,000, '25' by Adele 9,000 / 22,627,000, the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 16,000 / 6,215,000, 'After Hours' by The Weeknd 41,000 / 2,718,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 25,000 / 5,358,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 23,000 / 7,333,000, 'Blame It On Baby' by DaBaby 30,000 / 1,403,000, 'Changes' by Justin Bieber 8,000 / 1,561,000, 'Chromatica' by Lady GaGa 24,000 / 1,497,000, 'Cuz I Love You' by Lizzo 9,000 / 1,959,000, 'Dark Lane Demo Tapes' by Drake 16,000 / 1,278,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD 20,000 / 2,204,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 24,000 / 16,579,000, 'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 37,000 / 3,514,000, 'Eternal Atake' by Lill Uzi Vert 19,000 / 1,956,000, 'Fine Line' by Harry Styles 54,000 / 3,374,000, 'Folklore' by Taylor Swift 53,000 / 2,410,000, the 'Frozen II' soundtrack 17,000 / 2,191,000, 'Future Nostalgia' by Dua Lipa 36,000 / 1,670,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice WRLD 28,000 / 3,766,000, the soundtrack of the Original Hollywood Cast to 'Hamilton: An American Musical' 40,000 / 3,015,000, 'High Off Life' by Future 16,000 / 815,000, 'Hollywood's Bleeding' by Post Malone 42,000 / 5,373,000, 'Lover' by Taylor Swift 18,000 / 3,997,000, 'Manic' by Halsey 18,000 / 1,213,000, 'Map Of The Soul: 7' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 26,000 / 6,289,000, 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 9,000 / 4,599,000, 'Music To Be Murdered By' by Eminem 10,000 / 1,788,000, 'My Turn' by Lil Baby 40,000 / 2,191,000, 'No.6 Collaborations' by Ed Sheeran 16,000 / 3,898,000, 'Over It' Summer Walker 15,000 / 1,598,000, 'Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial' by Roddy Ricch 17,000 / 2,359,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 19,000 / 4,972,000, 'Romance' by Camila Cabello 4,000 / 1,029,000, 'Rough And Rowdy Ways' by Bob Dylan 5,000 / 561,000, 'Scorpion' by Drake 18,000 / 6,949,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes 7,000 / 3,047,000, 'So Much Fun' by Young Thug 8,000 / 1,666,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 16,000 / 5,983,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 12,000 / 4,014,000, 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack 15,000 / 8,238,000, 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish 39,000 / 7,163,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 7,000 / 12,469,000.

GLOBAL NO.1 - 20 YEARS AGO... "Music" was released on August 21, 2000 as the lead single of Madonna's eighth studio album with the same name (2000). The nexus of "Music" is about people having fun at a party, while Madonna claims that music makes people come together. Musically, it's a dance-pop and electropop song which provided a cross-section of Madonna's artistic range, as she delivers electronically manipulated vocals. "Music" peaked number one in many countries, including the USA, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Italy, and New Zealand and got many gold and platinum certifications around the world, in Australia even double-platinum. Its accompanying music video, directed by Jonas Åkerlund, portrays Madonna and her friends giving a party in her limousine, driven by comedian Ali G. On the Global Countdown 2000 "Music" snatched the pole position with 7.179.000 points.

Billboard Report
'Mood' remains at no.1 on Billboard Hot 100
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

24kGoldn's "Mood," featuring iann dior, spends a second week at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. "Mood" drew 19.5 million U.S. streams (down 4%) and sold 9,000

downloads (up 18%) in the week ending Oct. 22, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It also tallied 72.1 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 15%) in the week ending Oct. 25. The track jumps 6-3 on Radio Songs, and holds at No. 4 on the Streaming Songs chart and No. 6 on Digital Song Sales. On the Hot 100, it wins the top Airplay Gainer award for the seventh time in the past eight weeks, marking the first song to earn the honor at least that many times in such a span since Pharrell's "Happy" did so for eight weeks in a row in February-March 2014. Cardi B's "WAP," featuring Megan Thee Stallion, keeps at No. 2 on the Hot 100, after four weeks at No. 1, as it leads Streaming Songs for a 10th week (23.7 million, down 9%). Drake's "Laugh Now Cry Later," featuring Lil Durk, is steady at No. 3 on the Hot 100, after debuting at its No. 2 peak. The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" holds at No. 4 on the Hot 100, after spending four weeks at No. 1.

It ranks in the top five for a record-extending 30th week, while logging a 36th week in the top 10, the second-most weeks ever spent in the bracket, after Post Malone's "Circles" (39 weeks, 2019-20). "Blinding Lights" leads the multi-metric Hot R&B Songs chart for a record-padding 32nd week. Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo's "Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)" rebounds 6-5 on the Hot 100, two weeks after it vaulted to No. 1, aided by BTS remixes. Gabby Barrett's "I Hope," featuring Charlie Puth, hits a new Hot 100 high, rising 8-6. It concurrently crowns Radio Songs for the first time (76.2 million, up 3%), as it halts the record 26-week reign of The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights." "I Hope" led the Country Airplay chart for a week in April and, aided by its Puth remix released that month, has crossed to adult and pop radio. BTS' "Dynamite" drops 5-7 on the Hot 100, after three weeks at No. 1, as it tallies a ninth week atop Digital Song Sales (25,000, down 43%), and DaBaby's seven-week Hot 100 leader "Rockstar," featuring Roddy Ricch, descends 7-8. Justin Bieber's "Holy," featuring Chance the Rapper, returns to the Hot 100's top 10, bounding 14-9. It debuted at its No. 3 peak four weeks earlier. The song resurges after Bieber performed it on the Oct. 17 episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live. It climbs 10-5 on Digital Song Sales (11,000, up 70%, good for top Sales Gainer honors on the Hot 100), 13-9 Streaming Songs (14.4 million, up 6%) and 18-17 on Radio Songs (36.9 million, up 5%). Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Internet Money and Gunna's "Lemonade," featuring Don Toliver and NAV, ranks at its No. 10 best for a second week. Taylor Swift’s Folklore surges back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for an eighth nonconsecutive week on top, as the set jumps from No. 10 with 77,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 22 (up 170%), according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The album’s huge increase is owed to an explosion of sales generated from Swift’s official webstore, where the superstar sold autographed CDs of the set for $25 each for a limited time. Of Folklore’s units earned for the week, album sales comprised 57,000 of that figure – a gain of 709%. Of Folklore’s 77,000 units earned in the tracking week ending Oct. 22, album sales (as noted above) comprise 57,000 (up 709%), SEA units total 20,000 (down 7%, equaling 26.35 million on-demand streams of the album’s songs) and TEA units comprise a little under 500 (up 2%). With another 57,000 copies sold in the latest tracking week, Folklore’s total album sales jump past 1 million (to 1.038 million), making it the first album to sell a million copies in 2020. It’s also the first album released in 2020 to sell a million. Folklore is Swift’s ninth album to sell at least 1 million copies in the U.S. Those nine albums include all eight of her studio efforts, along with her Christmas release The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection. At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon (released via Victor Victor Worldwide / Republic) falls one spot with 66,000 equivalent album units earned (down 1%). 21 Savage and Metro Boomin’s Savage Mode II (Boominati / Slaughter Boomin / Republic / Epic) dips 2-3 with 47,000 units (down 29%). With Republic Records claiming Nos. 1-3 (the label shares distribution credit with Epic on Savage Mode II), it’s the first time a label has held the top three since Republic itself did it on the July 14, 2018-dated chart. That week, Drake’s Scorpion (Young Money/Cash Money/Republic) debuted at No. 1, while Florence + the Machine’s High as Hope (Republic) debuted at No. 2 and Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys (Republic) held at No. 3. On the new Billboard 200, Juice WRLD's former No. 1 Legends Never Die moves 3-4 with a little over 44,000 equivalent album units earned (down 1%). Tom Petty’s 1994 album Wildflowers re-enters the Billboard 200 at No. 5 – a new peak – after its deluxe reissue on Oct. 16. The set bounds back onto the tally with 44,000 equivalent album units earned (up 1,765%). Of that sum, 38,000 comprise album sales (up 8,409%), a little under 5,000 comprise SEA units (up 161%) and 1,000 comprise TEA units (up 710%). Wildflowers originally debuted and peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart dated Nov. 19, 1994. The set spent six nonconsecutive weeks in the top 10 between Nov. 19, 1994 and Jan. 21, 1995. The album contained the top 20-charting Billboard Hot 100 hit “You Don’t Know How It Feels,” which also reached No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart. The set also sported the Mainstream Rock Songs top 10 hits “You Wreck Me” (No. 2) and “It’s Good to Be King” (No. 6). Korean pop group NCT lands its first entry on the Billboard 200, as the 23-member act’s second album Resonance, Pt. 1, debuts at No. 6 with 43,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, 40,000 comprise album sales, a little under 3,000 comprise SEA units, and a negligible sum in TEA units. NCT’s previous album, 2018’s NCT 2018 Empathy, missed the Billboard 200. NCT’s spin-off group NCT 127 (whose 10 members are also part of NCT) has charted three albums on the Billboard 200, including the top 10 set NCT #127: Neo Zone, The 2nd Album, which debuted and peaked at No. 5 on March 21. Lil Baby’s former No. 1 My Turn falls 4-7 with 37,000 equivalent album units (down 3%), the original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton: An American Musical is a non-mover at No. 8 with 32,000 units (down 2%) and Machine Gun Kelly’s previous No. 1 Tickets to My Downfall drops 5-9 with 30,000 units (down 18%). Blackpink’s The Album closes out the top 10, descending 6-10 with 29,500 units (down 15%).

Record Of The Month

'Jerusalema' is a song by South African DJ and record producer Master KG featuring South African singer Nomcebo Zikode. The upbeat gospel-influenced house song was initially released on November 29, 2019 after it garnered positive response online, with a music video following on December 21. It was eventually released on streaming services on July 10, 2020, after it went viral during mid-2020, gamering international reaction due to the #JerusalemaChallenge.

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
'Lemonade' tops the singles chart
Monday, October 26, 2020
by Alan Jones, London

An enforced void at the top means room for a new No.1, so it is congratulations to Lemonade from American label collective Internet Money which emerges victorious from a tight chart battle after a ten week chart climb. However the chart sale that takes it to the top is a mere 38,052 (of which a mere 828 are paid downloads). That’s the

smallest tally for a No.1 single since Jess Glynne's I'll Be There reached the summit in June 2018 with a sale of 37,959 - three weeks before video streams were added to the survey. The primary version of the Lemonade credits Don Toliver, Gunna and NAV with the vocal performance, this the first chart-topper for all three, but we should also acknowledge the contribution of the remix which replaces the Gunna and NAV verses with a new vocal from Roddy Ricch and which accounts for 15% of the track's consumption. It means a narrow miss for Headie One as Ain't It Different (feat. AJ Tracey and Stormzy) spends a second week at No.2. The midweek gap between the Top 2 was measured in hundreds but the British stars end the week 1,676 sales behind the leaders after posting a chart sale of 36,376. A clearout of the Top 10 leaves room for virtually everyone else to be upwardly mobile. There are new chart peaks this week for You Broke Me First by Tate McRae

(No.3, 30,275 sales), What You Know Bout Love by Pop Smoke (No.4, 28,204 sales), Midnight Sky by Miley Cyrus (No.5, 28,159 sales) and Holy by Justin Bieber (No.7, 26,858 sales). New to the Top 10 are See Nobody by Wes Nelson & Hardy Caprio (No.6, 27,575 sales) and Tick Tock by Clean Bandit which finally arrives after a nine-week climb. The track is No.8 with 24,708 sales, a tenth Top 10 hit for Grace and friends and a sixth and second respectively for guest stars Mabel and 24K Goldn. Sigala claims an eighth Top 10 single as Lasting Lover rises to No.10 (24,299 sales), it is the seventh for guest singer James Arthur. It means the only faller is last week's No.1 hit Mood, although as you might have guessed this is an ACR-induced tumble, the 24,344 sales it posts to chart at No.9 would otherwise be boosted to 47,420 to leave it comfortably still at the summit. The week’s most downloaded hit is however former No.1 Head & Heart, The Joel Corry/MNEK track exposed to a brand new audience this by way of a Strictly Come Dancing performance. Officially No.11 with 24,116 sales, it would be No.2 in a non-ACR world. Singles sales are down 0.98% to 20,820,389. Paid sales are similarly down 0.93% but that means another new low for the download era, their numbers totalling a mere 408,851. Their hitmaking days may be long beyond them (All Night from 2016 their last Top 40 hit record) but The Vamps continue to command a fan loyalty that is second to none. If we count the two versions of Night & Day as separate releases (their label do even if OCC records don't) then Cherry Blossom is their fifth studio album and, in a week free of any other big name releases, becomes their second No.1 album with some considerable ease. It posts 13,476 chart sales, a massive 11,768 of them physical discs. And all without the benefit of any hit singles this time around. Time to tick another one off the list, Daniel O'Donnell arrives back into our lives with his 46th chart record. 2020 is now the 33rd year in a row that he has charted at least one new album, an unbroken run without precedent in chart history. Pitched, as most of them are, just nicely for the holiday season his latest album Daniel lands with a splash at No.3 with 7,769 sales, his first Top 3 record since The Jukebox Years also lurched to third place in 2004. A big press campaign to flag up the release of Katie Melua's literally titled Album No.8 means her record makes a suitably high-profile splash upon its chart debut. No.7 with 5,214 sales it thus maintains the singer-songwriter's 100% record of Top 10 albums, with every one of her studio recordings having charted in the upper reaches. Star of Powfu’s smash hit single Death Bed (based around her 2017 track Coffee) Beatrice "Beabadoobee" Laus takes a huge step into the limelight with the arrival of her first full-length album Fake It Flowers. Leaving her lo-fi past behind (at least for now), the album is guitar-led alternative pop as opposed to her usual lo-fi musings and is the fourth highest new entry of the week at No.8 (5,073 sales). Albums sales dip to 1,770,252, down 2.86% week on week. A week lacking in numerous big name releases means physical sales dip a little further, down 5.11% to stand at 371,422 with a 20.98% market share.