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6ix9ine's 'Gooba' debuts at no.2
Thursday, May 21, 2020
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden


There are two big debuts this week, who have delivered a head-to-head race: 'Stuck With U' by Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber and 'Gooba' by 6ix9ine. The ladder won the fight and starts at no.2 globally with 303,000 points. It's the biggest success of the controversial American rapper so far. The song and its accompanying video was recorded under house arrest, stemming from the trial of the Nine Trey Gangsters, which 6ix9ine references in the song. In 2015, 6ix9ine pled guilty to a felony count of use of a child in a sexual performance, and received a four year probation period and a 1,000-hour community service order. In 2018, he was arrested on racketeering, weapons, and drugs charges. He pled guilty to nine charges including conspiracy to murder and armed robbery in February 2019, and was given a two-year prison sentence after testifying for the prosecution. In April 2020, he was granted early release during the Covid19 pandemic following

fears over his vulnerability to the disease due to his asthma condition, and was put on house arrest for the remainder of his term. Shy behind 'Gooba' bows 'Stuck With U' at no.3 with 295,000 points. This collaboration of Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber is a charity project. All net proceeds from the track will be donated to the "First Responders Children's Foundation". The money will fund scholarships of children of frontline workers whose lives have been affected by the Covid19 pandemic. But despite the big success of 'Gooba' and 'Stuck With U', these two calibers had not enough power to replace 'Blinding Lights' by The Weeknd from the top. The song remains for a consecutive 14th week at the summit with another 381,000 points, a 4% decline compared to the previous week. Meanwhile the song rises to no.176 on the ALL TIME CHART with a total of 8,163,000 points so far. Outside our weekly Top 40 waiting among other 'Salt' by Ava Max at no.44 and 'In Your Eyes' by Robin Schulz feat. Alida at no.45 for their first appearance on the big list. Canadian rapper dominate this week's Global Album Chart: The Weeknd ranks at no.4 with 'After Hours' and another 83,000 sales (1,456,000 totally), Drake remains at no.2 with the mixtape 'Dark Lane Demo Tapes' and 124,000 sales (449,000 totally), and new at no.1 is Navraj Singh Goraya, known by his stage name Nav. Born on November 3, 1989 in Toronto and raised in Rexdale, Ontario, he is of Punjabi descent; his parents are Sikhs originally from the northern state of Punjabi in India. Nav's third studio album 'Good Intentions' bows with 157,000 initially sales, 135,000 of it from the United States, 10,000 from Canada (both figures from Billboard / Nielsen Music), another 3,000 are from United Kingdom (according to OCC). 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 / 11,458,000, '21' by Adele 10,000 / 30,073,000, '25' by Adele 10,000 / 22,432,000, the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 16,000 / 5,861,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 38,000 / 4,706,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 26,000 / 6,779,000, 'Blame It On Baby' by DaBaby 33,000 / 346,000, 'Calm' by 5 Seconds Of Summer 16,000 / 369,000, 'Changes' by Justin Bieber 35,000 / 1,143,000, 'Circles' by Mac Miller 10,000 / 576,000, 'Cuz I Love You' by Lizzo 16,000 / 1,686,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD 18,000 / 1,763,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 27,000 / 16,049,000, 'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 44,000 / 2,635,000, 'Eternal Atake' by Lill Uzi Vert 53,000 / 1,297,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 10,000 / 5,166,000, 'Fine Line' by Harry Styles 47,000 / 2,004,000, 'Free Spirit' by Khalid 14,000 / 2,139,000, the 'Frozen II' soundtrack 33,000 / 1,674,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice WRLD 24,000 / 3,155,000, 'Happiness Begins' by Jonas Brothers 9,000 / 1,453,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 5,000 / 8,456,000, 'Indigo' by Chris Brown 12,000 / 1,416,000, 'Invasion Of Privacy' by Cardi B 11,000 / 3,464,000, 'Lover' by Taylor Swift 25,000 / 3,493,000, 'Manic' by Halsey 18,000 / 897,000, 'Map Of The Soul: 7' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 36,000 / 5,569,000, 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 6,000 / 4,429,000, 'Music To Be Murdered By' by Eminem 25,000 / 1,433,000, 'No.6 Collaborations' by Ed Sheeran 26,000 / 3,447,000, 'Over It' Summer Walker 17,000 / 1,244,000, 'Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial' by Roddy Ricch 36,000 / 1,805,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 21,000 / 4,521,000, 'Rare' by Selena Gomez 22,000 / 765,000, 'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 3,000 / 5,249,000, 'Romance' by Camila Cabello 14,000 / 828,000, 'Scorpion' by Drake 20,000 / 6,529,000, 'Seven' by Lil Nas X 11,000 / 1,351,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes 10,000 / 2,860,000, 'So Much Fun' by Young Thug 14,000 / 1,412,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 17,000 / 5,591,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 16,000 / 3,716,000, 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack 18,000 / 7,906,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 10,000 / 12,297,000.

GLOBAL NO.1 - 30 YEARS AGO... "Vogue" was released on March 27, 1990 as the lead single of the soundtrack album I'm Breathless (1990). Madonna was inspired by vogue dancers and choreographers Jose Gutierez Xtravaganza and Luis Xtravaganza from the Harlem House Ball community, the origin of the dance form, and they introduced Vogueing to her at the Sound Factory club in New York City. "Vogue" is an upbeat house song which set trends in dance music in the 1990s with strong influences of 1970s disco within its composition. It also contains a spoken section, in which Madonna name-checks various golden-era Hollywood celebrities. Lyrically, the song is about enjoying oneself on the dance floor no matter who one is, and it contains a theme of escapism. "Vogue" reached the no.1 spot in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, and New Zealand. At the end of the year 1990 the song landed at the runner-up slot of the Global Countdown Chart with a total of 8.575.000 points.

Billboard Report
Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber 'Stuck With U' at no.1
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber's "Stuck With U" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. The duet launches as Grande's third Hot 100 leader and Bieber's sixth, and their

first together. Notably, Grande and Bieber each make their third debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100, joining Mariah Carey and Drake as the only artists with that many starts at the summit. "Stuck With U," released at midnight ET on May 8 on Silent / Raymond Braun / SchoolBoy / Republic / Def Jam, begins as the 1,101st No. 1 in the Hot 100's 61-year history, and the 38th to debut at the summit. "Stuck With U" starts at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart with 108,000 downloads sold in the week ending May 14, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The song was on sale in a variety of physical/digital combination offerings during the tracking week, including copies autographed by Grande and Bieber. Consumers could purchase cassette, CD and vinyl singles, each with a digital download; the download would be sent to consumers upon purchase, with physical versions due to arrive at a later date. The track is the first to crack the 100,000-sold barrier

in a single week in over a year, since Taylor Swift's "Me!," featuring Brendon Urie, soared in with 193,000 (May 11, 2019), also enhanced by a physical/digital retail model. "Stuck With U" opens at No. 4 on Streaming Songs with 28.1 million U.S. streams in the week ending May 14. The track bounds 43-33 on the Radio Songs chart with 26.3 million audience impressions in the week ending May 17, following its first full week of availability. Among format-specific airplay charts, It jumps 25-19 on Adult Pop Songs and 28-23 on Pop Songs and debuts at No. 28 on Adult Contemporary and No. 38 on Rhythmic Songs. A week after soaring from No. 6 to No. 1 on the Hot 100, Doja Cat's "Say So," featuring Nicki Minaj, drops to No. 2. It also falls to No. 2 after a week atop Digital Song Sales (29,000, down 57%); holds at No. 2 on Radio Songs (100.7 million, up 6%); and slips 4-5 on Streaming Songs (26.2 million, down 14%). 6ix9ine's "Gooba" enters the Hot 100 at No. 3, as it launches as his first No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart with 55.3 million U.S. streams, following its May 8 release. The song is just the third non-holiday title to reach that weekly streaming level this year, following Roddy Ricch's "The Box" and Drake's "Toosie Slide." "Gooba" starts at No. 3 on Digital Song Sales with 24,000 sold (and was available on May 14 in a CD/download combination). It also drew 172,000 in radio reach in the tracking week. The rapper adds his second Hot 100 top 10 and ties best career rank. "FEFE," featuring Minaj and Murda Beatz, reached No. 3 in August 2018. "Gooba" concurrently crowns the multi-metric Hot Rap Songs chart upon its debut, marking 6ix9ine's first No. 1 on the ranking. As for "Stuck With U" and "Gooba" entering the Hot 100 simultaneously, the chart boasts two debuts in the top three in the same week for the first time in four-and-a-half years, since Adele's "Hello" and Bieber's "Sorry" started at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, on Nov. 14, 2015. The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" descends 3-4 on the Hot 100, after four weeks on top. It rules Radio Songs for a sixth week, with 114.6 million audience impressions, essentially even week-over-week. It also becomes his first No. 1 on the Adult Pop Songs airplay survey. Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage," featuring Beyoncé, retreats to No. 5 on the Hot 100 a week after rising to its No. 2 high, while claiming top Airplay Gainer honors (61.7 million, up 21%) for a third consecutive week. Drake's "Toosie Slide" descends 4-6 on the Hot 100, following its one-week reign; Roddy Ricch's "The Box" drops 5-7, after it dominated for 11 weeks; and DaBaby's "Rockstar," featuring Ricch, hits a new high at No. 8, lifting from No. 9, while winning the top Streaming Gainer nod (31.7 million, up 12%). Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Dua Lipa's "Don't Start Now" falls 6-9, after peaking at No. 2, and Post Malone's "Circles" backtracks 8-10, following its three-week rule, as it logs a record-extending 37th week in the top 10. NAV nabs his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as Good Intentions starts atop the tally. The album was released on May 8 via XO/Republic Records, and earned 135,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 14, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Of its total starting unit sum, album sales comprise over half of that figure -- 73,000, with nearly all of the sales driven by merchandise/album bundles sold via NAV’s official webstore. NAV’s Good Intentions follows the rapper-singer’s last release, Bad Habits, which landed him his first No. 1 in April of 2019. It launched with 82,000 units earned in its first week. Of Good Intentions’ first-week unit figure of 135,000, album sales comprise 73,000, SEA units total 62,000 (equaling 84.8 million on-demand streams of the album’s songs during the tracking week) and under 1,000 are in TEA units.Nearly all of Good Intentions’ album sales were fueled by merchandise/album bundles. On the final day of the tracking week (May 14), NAV’s webstore had 100 different merchandise/album bundles available associated with the Good Intentions album. In addition, there were 18 physical format/digital album offerings (six CDs, six vinyl LPs and six cassettes). At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Kehlani achieves her highest charting album and biggest week ever in total units earned, as It Was Good Until It Wasn’t debuts with 83,000 equivalent album units. Of that sum, 56,000 are in SEA units (equating to 74.68 million on-demand streams of the album’s songs), 25,000 are in album sales (aided by more than 20 merchandise/album bundles) and 1,000 in TEA units. It Was Good Until It Wasn’t surpasses the singer-songwriter’s previous high, logged when her last full-length studio set, SweetSexySavage, debuted and peaked at No. 3 (chart dated Feb. 18, 2017 with 58,000 units). The new album is her third top 10 effort, as she also hit No. 9 with the While We Wait mixtape in 2019 (March 9). Drake’s Dark Lane Demo Tapes slips from No. 2 to No. 3 in its second week on the list, earning 79,000 units (down 64 percent). Of that sum, 77,000 are in SEA units (equaling 105.5 million on-demand streams), nearly 2,000 are in album sales and 1,000 are in TEA units. The 14-track album has no merchandise/album bundles available, nor a physical format album on the market. It’s charting solely from streaming activity and a download album available at traditional digital retailers (iTunes, Amazon, etc.). When Dark Lane Demo Tapes opened at No. 2 a week ago with 223,000 units, it was runner-up to Kenny Chesney’s Here and Now with 233,000 units (powered by sales driven from a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer with his upcoming tour). Here and Now falls from No. 1 to No. 38 in its second week, with 15,000 units (down 93 percent). Back in the new top 10, Lil Baby’s former No. 1 My Turn slips from No. 3 to No. 4 with 72,000 equivalent album units earned (down 28 percent). Rapper Lil Durk scores his second top five-charting album, and best week ever in units earned, as Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 enters at No. 5 with 57,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, 53,000 are in SEA units (equating to 74.67 million on-demand streams of the set’s songs in its first week), 3,000 are in album sales and 1,000 are in TEA units. Lil Durk previously reached the top 10 with Love Songs 4 the Streets 2, which debuted and peaked at No. 4 in August of 2019 with his previous high-water mark for units: 44,000. DaBaby’s previous No. 1 Blame It on Baby falls from No. 4 to No. 6 with 45,000 equivalent album units (down 7 percent). Bad Bunny achieves his third top 10 album in less than a year, as his surprise release Las Que No Iban a Salir debuts at No. 7 with 42,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, 33,000 are in SEA units (equaling 46.2 million on-demand streams for the set’s 10 songs), 8,000 are in album sales (aided by a small number of merchandise/album bundles) and less than 1,000 are in TEA units. The new album debuts with less than five days of activity, as the set was surprise-released last Sunday, May 10. Most new albums are released at shortly after midnight on Friday morning each week, the first day of the Nielsen Music/MRC Data tracking week, and also the day that is generally regarded as when new albums are released globally. Rounding out the top 10 are a trio of former No. 1s: Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake (5-8 with 42,000 units; down 7 percent), The Weeknd’s After Hours (6-9 with 40,000 units; down 9 percent) and Post Malone’s Hollywood Bleeding (8-10 with 37,000 units; down 4 percent).

Record Of The Month

'Death Bed' is a song by Canadian rapper Powfu, which features a sample of the 2017 tune 'Coffee' by Filipino / British singer, songwriter Beabadoobee. The commercial release of the song was delayed by a year due to the clearance of the 'Coffee' sample. It was finally released to streaming and download services in February 2020.

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
DaBaby remains at number one
Monday, May 25, 2020
by Alan Jones, London

Increasing its sales by an impressive 28%, Rockstar by DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch further extends its lead over the competition to spend a second week at the top of the charts, bringing to a halt the churn of the last month or so. Making the top of the market look slightly healthier than it has in recent weeks, the single posted

57,429 chart sales last week, of which 55,093 were from sales-equivalent streams. It was pointed out to me in the week that Rockstar has become something of a charmed title for hit singles in recent years. This is the fourth different song of that name since 2007 during which time it has produced a brace of No.2 hits (for Nickelback in 2007 and Dappy/Brian May in 2012) and now a pair of chart-topping singles, (the other by Post Malone/21 Savage in 2017). Rockstar is still one of only a small handful of titles to be attached to two entirely different No.1 singles, although the 21st century has seen more than its fair share of them. In the past 20 years Let's Dance, Sorry, Closer, Promises, Sing, Diamonds, Burn, I Don't Care, Hello, Perfect, River, and now Rockstar have all been added to the list of No.1 hits using recycled song titles. There genuinely was no chart race to speak of this week, so everyone else must content themselves with lining up some distance

behind. Say So by Doja Cat rebounds back to its No.2 peak (37,026 sales), Toosie Slide by Drake down to No.3 (36,854 sales), and there is a new peak for Rover by S1mba featuring DTG which jumps 8-4 on 35,594 sales. The singles chart overall is going through one of its periodic periods of becalming. This week's Top 10 singles are identical to last, save for some reshuffling of the pack. Those not so far mentioned: Death Bed by Powfu featuring Beabadoobee (No.5, 35,282 sales), Savage by Megan Thee Stallion (No.6, 30,483 sales), Blinding Lights by The Weeknd (No.7, 29,352 sales), Stuck With U by Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber (No.8, 28,955 sales), Dinner Guest by AJ Tracey featuring MoStack (No.9, 27,127 sales) and finally Gooba from 6ix9ine (No.10, 23,746 sales). Singles sales are up 3.37% week-on-week and stand at 21,235,727. Paid-for sales however take a plunge, down 3.31% to 581,506 to hit a seven-week low. After several weeks waiting in the wings (it has been No.2 on seven occasions since the last time it reached the top) Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent by Lewis Capaldi nips smartly back to No.1 with a sale of 8,396 copies exactly one year to the week since it first debuted at the top of the charts. The album's year on sale has seen it spend its entire life inside the Top 10, never once dropping lower than No.8. This is now the seventh time Capaldi's debut album has reached No.1, setting a brand new record for a male solo artist and joining Our Version Of Events by Emeli Sande and 21 by Adele, hitherto the only single artist recordings to have managed a septet of visits to the top. Its cumulative chart sale is now just shy of a million, standing at 910,330 of which 397,074 are paid purchases. Originally planned to be named after its big hit single Life Is Good, Future's eighth studio album arrives this week as the slightly less incongruous High Off Life. The collection duly becomes his 11th chart record but only his second-ever Top 10 album as it bursts into life as the highest new entry of the week at No.5 (4,243 sales of which just 125 are paid downloads). It is enough to make it his highest-charting album to date, besting the No.6 peak of What A Time To Be Alive (on which he was co-billed with Drake) back in 2015. His debut album Die A Legend missed the grade altogether last year as far as the British charts were concerned, meaning American rapper Polo G makes his debut this week with The Goat. His second studio release moved 4,013 copies last week (just 41 of them paid downloads) and is the second highest new entry of the week at No.6. Their 10th studio album, but only the fourth to chart, All That Glue from the Sleaford Mods wasn't quite the chart-topping contender it was billed as earlier in the week but nonetheless becomes their second straight Top 10 album, sticking nicely to No.10 with a chart sale of 3,630. It was the top-selling vinyl album of the week, selling a whopping 2,250 copies on black plastic. The group's biggest selling release to date is Key Markets which has accumulated 24,891 chart sales since it debuted at No.11 in 2015. Many of those quoted individual sales are indeed painfully small and so it is the long tail of back catalogue which ensures the albums market as a whole still holds firm, down just 0.68% week on week at 1,764,036. Paid-for sales of albums stand at 347,087, down from 374,237 last week.