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Global Chart Report

Ed Sheeran returns to the tip
Friday, July 18, 2014
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden

Despite a 31% sales decline to 151.000 copies, compared to the previous week, Ed Sheeran's new effort 'X' climbs back to the summit of the Global Album Chart. After three weeks on the tally 'X' sold a total of 920.000 copies. The biggest sales has the album still in United Kingdom with 52.200 units, following by the USA with 35.000 units, Germany with around 15.000 units, Australia with 7.800 units and Canada with 5.000 units. Australian pop and jazz singer and songwriter Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, better known mononymously as Sia, brings this week's highest debut. Her sixth album '1000 Forms Of Fear' starts at no.2 globally with 105.000 sales, 51.600 of it comes from the USA, 12.100 from Australia, 7.700 from United Kingdom, 7.300 from France and 5.600 from Canada. This year's biggest seller, Disney's soundtrack to the blockbuster 'Frozen' turns back at no.3 with 100.000 sales. After 33 weeks on the tally 'Frozen' sold a total of 5,44 million copies. It's the most successful soundtrack since 'Mamma Mia!',

which was released in 2008 and sold more than 5,5 million copies to date. By the way, the most successful soundtrack of all time is 'Grease', starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta, from 1978. The set sold a whopping 40 million copies to date. Second highest debut on this week's hitlist is 'Pikapika Fantajin', the fourth album by Japanese model and singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. It opens at no.10 with 48.000 sales, according to Oricon. Some additional sales stats: '21' by Adele sold 8.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 26,48 million so far, 'Farbenspiel' by Helene Fischer sold 17.000 units last week, 1,25 million so far, 'Midnight Memories' by One Direction sold 16.000 units last week and has a total of 4,01 million units so far, 'Halycon' by 

Ellie Goulding sold 1,72 million copies so far, 'Love In The Future' by John Legend 977.000 and 'Random Access Memories' by Daft Punk 3,85 million.  COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  Ariana Grande's 'Problem' is still the biggest hit globally. The smash tops the Track Chart for a third non-consecutive week and loses 11% in points to 296.000. The result after eleven weeks on the tally are 3.005.000 points. Close behind 'Problem' opens this week's highest debut, 'Natsu No Free & Easy' by the Japanese idol group Nogizaka 46. It started with 287.000 points at no.2. Sam Smith's former no.1 smash 'Stay With Me' slides at no.3 now with 254.000 points. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other Kesney Chesney's 'American Kids' at no.43, Dierks Bentley's Drunk On A Plane' at no.50, Vance Joy's 'Riptide' at no.52 and Fifth Harmony's 'Bo$$' at no.55 for their first appearance on the big list. Our weekly survey contains global sales and global airplay. At the moment the ratio is 75% for sales and 25% for airplay. The ratio will be changed step by step in the next few weeks. Airplay will be devalued to 20%, Sales to 70% and new is Streaming with 10%. From this week on the data of the main streaming provider company Spotify are including to our hitlist.  COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART

Global Chart - 10 Years Ago
'This Love' Maroon 5
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Global Chart - 20 Years Ago
'I Swear' All 4 One
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It was the first successful track of the glamorous Disco-era: 'Rock Your Baby' by George McCrae. The song was written and produced by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch of the KC & The Sunshine Band. Originally the vocals should be added by soul-singer Gwen McCrae. Accidentally her husband George visited the studio during the recordings and suddenly he was behind the microphone... a magnificent moment of the pop history! 'Rock Your Baby' became a massive international hit, reached the no.1 in almost all countries around the globe. On the global chart the track occupied the no.1 spot for sensational 16 weeks! On the year-end chart 1974 it achieved no.2, short behind Terry Jacks' 'Seasons In The

Sun'. And on the ALL TIME CHART 'Rock Your Baby' ranks at no.49 with impressive 10.287.000 points, only eight other songs of the Seventies had more global success. By the way, 'Rock Your Baby' inspired the drum part in the ABBA smash 'Dancing Queen'. George McCrae, now 68 years old, is a typical one-hit wonder. Nevertheless he released 15 albums, the latest, 'Time For A Change', was released in 2009 without appreciable success.  GLOBAL CHART - 40 YEARS AGO  click the picture to see the video

Billboard Report
Sia earns first no.1 album on Billboard 200
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
by Keith Caulfield, Los Angeles

Singer-songwriter Sia nabs her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 — and her best sales week ever — as "1000 Forms of Fear" debuts atop the list. The new album, released on Monkey Puzzle

through RCA Records, sold 52,000 copies in the week ending July 13, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Sia took a rather unconventional route to promoting her album. She opted not to show her face during TV performances of the album's single "Chandelier," and didn’t pose for traditional photo shoots. Instead, she performed on TV with her back to the camera while a dancer (or dancers) interpreted the song — as seen recently on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Sia previously charted twice on the Billboard 200, with 2008's No. 26-peaking "Some People Have Real Problems" and 2010's No. 37 hit "We Are Born." ("Some People" logged Sia's previous biggest sales frame, when it launched with 20,000.) Prior to that, she reached the Heatseekers Albums chart with 2006's "Colour the Small One" (No. 14). Sia is probably best-known as the female voice heard on David Guetta's "Titanium" and Flo Rida's "Wild Ones," both of which were top 10 hits

on the Billboard Hot 100. She also co-wrote Rihanna's No. 1 smash "Diamonds," Ne-Yo's "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)," Beyonce's "Pretty Hurts" and Britney Spears' "Perfume," among other tunes. One last note on "1000 Forms of Fear": It logs the lowest sales figure for a No. 1 album in nearly two years. It's the smallest since the Aug. 11, 2012 chart, when Zac Brown Band's "Uncaged" led the list with 48,000. Following "1000 Forms of Fear" on the new Billboard 200 is the resurging "Frozen" soundtrack, which rises 5-2 with 46,000 (up 23 percent). It jumps thanks todeep discounting at both Amazon MP3 and Google Play, where the album's price was temporarily dropped to $3.99 during the tracking week. Sam Smith's "In the Lonely

Hour" holds at No. 3 with 42,000 (down 6 percent), and Ed Sheeran's "x" dips 2-4 with 35,000 (down 34 percent). Last week's No. 1, Trey Songz's "Trigga," falls to No. 5 with 34,000 (down 67 percent). Veteran rock band Judas Priest collects its highest-charting album ever, as "Redeemer of Souls" enters at No. 6 with 33,000. It's the band's 17th studio effort, and first since 2008's "Nostradamus." Judas Priest has been charting since 1978, and "Redeemer" is the group's 18th charting album — and first to visit the top 10. The band previously topped out at No. 11 with "Nostradamus." The "Now 50" compilation climbs 11-7 with 22,000 (up less than 1 percent), while the Dirty Heads' "Sound of Change" bows at No. 8 with 21,000. It's the first top 10 effort for the group and best sales frame yet. The act is currently in the top 10 of the Alternative Songs chart with "My Sweet Summer," which rose 12-10 on the July 26 list. Miranda Lambert's "Platinum" falls 7-9 with 20,000 (down 20 percent), and Lana Del Rey's "Ultraviolence" slips 8-10 with 18,000 (down 29 percent). Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending July 13) totaled 4.1 million units, down 5 percent compared with the sum last week (4.3 million) and down 19 percent compared with the comparable sales week of 2013 (5 million). Year-to-date album sales stand at 129.2 million, down 15 percent compared with the same total at this point last year (151.8 million). The week's 4.1 million haul is the smallest weekly sum for album sales since SoundScan began tracking data in 1991. Weekly album sales volume has been below 5 million for the past 12 consecutive weeks. The 5 million mark has only been surpassed in five weeksthis year. To compare, a year ago at this point, there were 21 weeks where sales exceeded 5 million. Over on the Digital Songs chart, Magic's "Rude" regains the No. 1 slot, rising 2-1 with 185,000 (up 3 percent), but there's a brand-new entry at No. 2 nipping at Magic's heels. Florida Georgia Line's "Dirt" secures the chart's highest debut, starting at No. 2 with 182,000. That's the largest sales week for a country digital song in a year, since Florida Georgia Line's own "Cruise" sold 193,000 downloads in the week ending July 7, 2013. "Dirt" tallies the biggest debut for a country song since the week ending Oct. 7, 2012 when Taylor Swift's "Red" started with 312,000. "Dirt" is the first single from the duo's forthcoming new studio album, due for release later this year. Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" falls 1-3 with 162,000 (down 12 percent); Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, descends 3-4 with 154,000 (down 10 percent); and Ariana Grande's "Problem," featuring Azalea, climbs 6-5 with 124,000 (down 15 percent). Nico & Vinz's "Am I Wrong" rises 7-6 with 111,000 (down 12 percent), Maroon 5's "Maps" ascends 9-7 with 105,000 (up 1 percent), and Charli XCX's "Boom Clap" jumps 10-8 with 100,000 (up 3 percent). Jason Derulo's "Wiggle," featuring Snoop Dogg, falls 8-9 with 90,000 (down 25 percent), and Grande's "Break Free," featuring Zedd, tumbles 5-10 with 86,000 (down 47 percent). Digital track sales this past week totaled 20.3 million downloads, down 5 percent compared with last week (21.3 million) and down 11 percent stacked next to the comparable week of 2013 (22.8 million). Year-to-date track sales are at 635.1 million, down 13 percent compared with the same total at this point last year (729.4 million).  COMPLETE CHARTS

is a Canadian reggae fusion band, composed of songwriter and record producer Nasri Atweh on lead vocals and Mark Pellizzer, Alex Tanas and Ben Spivak. In 2013, they released their debut single, 'Rude' from their debut album 'Don't Kill The Magic' released worldwide on July 1, 2014. All members of the band are originally from the Toronto area. The lead singer of Magic!, Nasri, had been working with and writing songs for different pop acts prior to the start of the band, mainly alongside Adam Messinger, together known as The Messengers. He had met Mark Pelli in the studio and within a week they had written the song 'Don't Judge Me' for Chris Brown. Nasri described the chemistry between himself and Pelli as 'different than writing chemistry, it was more artistic'. A few weeks later, while Mark played a reggae tune on the guitar, Nasri suggested to start a band like 'modern-day Police'. The debut single 'Rude' is a great international success now.   >> source: Wikipedia - click the picture to see the video

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
Mancunian boy band Rixton tops single list
Monday, July 21, 2014
by Alan Jones, London

Already a major hit in many territories, Mancunian boy band Rixton's debut single Me And My Broken Heart opens its UK career at number one. However, despite several weeks of pre-sales, its first week tally of 63,478 sales - including 2,203 from streams - is the lowest for a number one since Lily Allen's version of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know

sold 47,676 copies on its second and last week at number one last December, 31 weeks ago. Although Rixton are chart newcomers, Me And My Broken Heart was written by a committee of four very experienced songwriters (Steve Mac, Wayne Hector, Ammar Malik and Benjamin Levin) with previous number ones to their credit, and incorporates a sample from Matchbox 20 singer Rob Thomas' 2005 solo song Lonely No More. Thomas thus gets his first writing credit on a number one, beating his previous best of number three for Santana's Smooth, on which he was also credited vocalist. Mac & Hector are the most experienced of Me And My Broken Heart’s writers, having jointly penned (sometimes with others) nine previous number ones: Westlife’s Say It Again (1999), Flying Without Wings (1999), Queen Of My Heart (2001) and World Of Our Own (2002), Michelle’s All This Time (2004), JLS' Beat Again (2009) and Everybody In Love (2009), The Wanted's All Time Low (2010) and Glad You Came (2011).

Hector also got a credit on Peter Andre's 1996 number one Flava, and JLS' Love You More (2010) while Mac also has a further JLS number one to his credit, The Club Is Alive. Unable to challenge the Manchester lads, Nicole Scherzinger nevertheless acquits herself well with Your Love debuting at number six (41,062 sales) to become her 15th Top 10 hit, including Pussycat Dolls releases. It is likely to be the first single from her yet-to-be-named second solo album - but you can never be sure, as she has reportedly scrapped five albums in her solo career thus far. Until this year, the only Ella to have charted a solo single in the UK was Ella Fitzgerald more than 50 years ago, but two more have joined the list in 2014 and they are currently in the Top 20 together - Ella Henderson's

chart-topping debut single Ghost retreats 3-4 (46,100 sales), while Ella Eyre's If I Go debuts at number 16 (23,292 sales). After debuting last week at number one, It's My Birthday drifts to number three (46,619 sales) for Will.I.Am feat. Cody Wise. Elsewhere in the Top 10: Problem holds at number two (48,383 sales) for Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea, Budapest holds at number five (44,822 sales) for George Ezra, Right Here slips 6-7 (38,214 sales) for Jess Glynne, Sing falls 7-8 (33,388 sales) for Ed Sheeran, Gecko (Overdrive) declines 8-9 (29,460 sales) for Oliver Heldens & Becky Hill and Stay With Me holds at number 10 (28,989 sales) for Sam Smith. Overall singles sales are down 2.33% week-on-week, at 5,148,727. Streaming accounted for 49.14% of those sales. Under previously existing criteria where only paid-for purchases were included, overall singles sales are down 3.68% week-on-week at 2,618,735 – 23.68% below same week 2013 sales of 3,431,468, and the 49th consecutive week in which they have declined versus a year ago. Ed Sheeran's X continues to dominate the album chart, topping the list for the fourth straight week, on sales of 39,375 copies. Although Sheeran's 2011 debut + has been in the Top 200 continuously since release 149 weeks ago, accumulating sales of 1,824,151 copies, it spent only three weeks at number one, and never managed even two in a row. The last album by any act to spend its first four weeks at number one was Britain's Got Talent alumni Richard & Adam's The Impossible Dream last August but the last by a male solo artist was Robbie Williams' Escapology, way back in 2002. James Blunt's Back To Bedlam spent eight straight weeks at number one in 2005, but not from the very start of its career. Morrissey has the week's highest new entry, debuting at number two (18,762 sales) with his 10th solo album, World Peace Is None Of Your Business. It is his first album of new material since 2009, when Years Of Refusal debuted and peaked at number three on significantly higher first week sales of 39,203. Retro London R&B duo Jungle impressed on the John Peel stage at Glastonbury ahead of the release of their eponymous debut album, which duly arrives this week at number seven (9,952 sales). Elsewhere in the Top 10: Blue Smoke/The Best Of Dolly Parton holds at number three (15,408 sales), In The Lonely Hour by Sam Smith holds at number four (14,990 sales),Wanted On Voyage by George Ezra holds at number five (12,158 sales), Caustic Love by Paolo Nutini rises 9-6 (10,985 sales), Ghost Stories by Coldplay falls 7-8 (9,456 sales), 5 Seconds Of Summer dips 6-9 (8,768 sales) and Halcyon by Ellie Goulding jumps 20-10 (6,748 sales). Overall album sales are down 3.56% week-on-week at 1,267,587 – 2.21% below same week 2013 sales of 1.296,244.  COMPLETE CHARTS

Oricon Album Chart
No.1 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu 'Pikapika Fantajin'

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Media Control Track Chart
'Prayer In C' Lilly Wood & The Prick
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