'Girls Like You' still keeps the crown
Thursday, September 13, 2018
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
Only 38 weeks
after 'Revival' was published,
Eminem surprises with another release, 'Kamikaze'. The rapper's tenth
studio album bows with 618,000 equivalent sales. Sorted by the biggest
national sales, 'Kamikaze' moved 434,000 consumption units in the
United States, 55,000 in United Kingdom, 46,000 in Canada, 20,000 in
Australia, and 9,000 in France. Despite 'Revival' was released in the
Xmas season 2017, it started lower with 602,000 equivalent sales, a
total of 1,939,000 so far. 'Love
Yourself 轉 Answer' by BTS (Bangtan Boys), which was no.1 in the
last two weeks, slips to the runner-up slot with another healthy
171,000 sales, a total of 1,295,000 after only three weeks. Second
highest debut of the week comes from Australian singer, songwriter,
actor, and YouTube personality Troye Sivan. His second studio effort
'Bloom' rockets to no.6 with 102,000 sales. 72,000 of it come from the
United States, 6,000 from United Kingdom, and another
6,000 from Troye's native country Australia. And now, as every week, additional stats from outside the current Top
alphabetic order, the first figure means last week's sales, the
second figure the total sales: '1989' by Taylor Swift 9,000 /
10,703,000, '21' by Adele 9,000 / 29,248,000, '24k Magic' by Bruno
Mars 14,000 / 4,803,000, '25' by Adele 10,000 / 21,607,000, 'American
Teen' by Khalid 19,000 / 2,386,000, 'Beautiful Trauma' by Pink 10,000
/ 2,962,000, the 'Black Panther' soundtrack 14,000 / 1,548,000, 'Camila'
by Camila Cabello 18,000 / 1.445,000, 'Culture II' by Migos 20,000 /
1,611,000, 'Damn.' by Kendrick Lamar 18,000 / 4,798,000, 'Dangerous
Woman' by Ariana Grande 10,000 / 2,169,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran
57,000 / 12,790,000, 'Everything Is Love' The
Carters 16,000 / 594,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 35,000 /
3,608,000, the 'Fifty Shades Freed' soundtrack 4,000 / 685,000,
'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice WRLD 50,000 / 678,000,
'Helene Fischer' by Helene Fischer 7,000 / 1,428,000, 'Illuminate' by
Shawn Mendes 9,000 / 2,432,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith
11,000 / 7,731,000, 'KOD' by J.Cole 14,000 / 1,217,000, 'Liberation'
by Christina Aguilera 3,000 / 271,000, the 'Moana' soundtrack 12,000 /
2,967,000, 'More Life' by Drake 13,000 / 3,811,000, 'My Dear
Melancholy,' by the Weeknd 8,000 / 868,000, 'Pray For The Wicked' by
Panic! At The Disco 22,000 / 579,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber 7,000
/ 6,549,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 65,000 / 1,936,000, 'Red Pill Blues' by Maroon 5 27,000 / 1,332,000,
'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 21,000 / 4,250,000, 'Revival' by Eminem
12,000 / 1,939,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes 29,000 / 1,046,000,
'Starboy' by The Weeknd 12,000 / 3,806,000, 'Staying At Tamara's' by
George Ezra 16,000 / 626,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 30,000 /
3,609,000, 'Tell Me You Love Me' by Demi Lovato 6,000 / 1,141,000,
'The Beautiful & Damned' by G-Eazy 8,000 / 895,000, 'The Greatest
Showman' soundtrack 54,000 / 4,348,000, 'The Now Now' by
the Gorillaz 7,000 / 326,000, 'The Thrill Of It All' by Sam Smith
11,000 / 2,468,000, 'Views' by Drake 13,000 / 4,485,000, 'Voicesnotes'
by Charlie Puth 13,000 / 468,000, 'X' by Ed Sheeran 20,000 / 11,155,000, 'Ye' by Kanye West
14,000 / 767,000, and 'Youngblood' by 5 Seconds Of Summer 24,000 /
GLOBAL ALBUM CHART
After its return to the summit of the Global Track Chart last week,
'Girls Like You' by Maroon 5 defends this position for a fourth
non-consecutive week. The tune got another 303,000 points, a minor
0,3% decline compared to the previous week. 'Girls Like You' is Maroon
5's most successful song since over six years, when 'Payphone', a
collab with rapper Wiz Khalifa, went also to no.1 and reached no.4 on
the countdown chart 2012 with a total of 7,480,000 points. Eminem's
new album 'Kamikaze' brings four songs on the tally: 'Lucky You', a
collab with rapper Joyner Lucas, bows at no.3 and is the highest debut
of the week with 193,000 points. 'The Ringer' follows at no.4 with
181,000 points, 'Fall' jumps at no.18 with 140,000 points and the
title track of the album arrives at no.23 with 111,000 points. It's
remarkable, that his last album 'Revival' generated only two Top 40
hits: 'Walk On Water' (with Beyoncé) started and peaked at no.11 in
the week 47, 2017, and 'River' (with Ed Sheeran) went to no.4 five
weeks later. Outside
the Top 40 waiting among other 'High Hopes' by Panic! At The Disco at
no.41, 'Te Bote' by Casper Magico, Nio Garcia,
Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna & Nicky Jam at no.48, and 'Don't Leave Me Alone' by
David Guetta feat. Anne-Marie at no.55 for their first
appearance on the big list.
COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART
... she had one of the most striking and impressive voices of the 20th century.
An American icon, called 'Queen Of Soul'. Between 1967 and 1987 Aretha was ten
times on the Global Chart. On August 16, she passed away, aged 76... Goodbye,
Paul McCartney earns first no.1 album in iver 36
Thuesday, September 18, 2018
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
achieves his first No.1 album on the Billboard 200 chart in
over 36 years, as his new studio effort, Egypt Station, bows
atop the list. The set, which was released on
Sept. 7 via MPL/Capitol
Records, launches with a larger-than-expected 153,000
equivalent album units earned in the week ending Sept. 13
according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 147,000 were in
traditional album sales.
Of Egypt Station’s 153,000 units, the majority were powered by
traditional album sales: 147,000 copies sold. The remainder
was comprised of SEA units (5,000) and TEA units (1,000). Egypt Station gives McCartney
his eight No. 1 on the Billboard 200. He last led the list for
three consecutive weeks in 1982 with Tug of War (on the May 29
through June 12-dated charts). McCartney’s tally of eight
leaders includes his albums with Wings, some of which were
credited to Paul McCartney & Wings (Red Rose Speedway; Band on
the Run). Of course, McCartney is also a member of The
Beatles, and they still own the record for the most No. 1s on
the Billboard 200 with 19 chart-toppers. The Beatles last led
the tally with the greatest hits
collection 1, which spent
eight nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 in December 2000 through February 2001.
McCartney’s first No. 1 album came with his solo debut set McCartney, which
topped the list dated May 23, 1970 and spent three weeks in a row at No. 1 (May
23 through June 6). Egypt Station ups McCartney’s span of No. 1s to 48 years,
three months and 16 days. The longest span of No. 1s is owned by Barbra
Streisand, with 51 years, nine months and 20 days between People in 1964 and
Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway in 2016. Back on the new Billboard 200
slips to No. 2 in its second chart week, earning 136,000 units
(down 69 percent).
Lauren Daigle makes
a splashy debut at No. 3 with her new studio album, Look Up
Child, earning the singer-songwriter her highest charting
album and first top 10.
Look Up Child, which also debuts at No. 1 on the Top Christian
Albums chart, starts with 115,000 equivalent album units.
That’s the largest overall week for a Christian music album in
2018, and the biggest for any Christian set since the charts
began ranking albums by equivalent album units in late 2014.
Of Daigle’s unit start, 103,000 are in traditional album sales
— the biggest sales week for a Christian album in nearly nine
years. The last Christian set to sell more copies in a single
week was Casting Crowns’ Until the Whole World Hears (167,000;
Dec. 5, 2009-dated chart).
Look Up Child’s sales were enhanced by a concert ticket/album
sale redemption offer and merchandise/album bundles, though
the set also sold handsomely through traditional retail
Rapper Russ debuts
at No. 4 with Zoo, entering with 79,000 units earned, of which
57,000 units were in traditional album sales -- both figures
representing high-water marks for the artist. Like McCartney
and Daigle, Russ also profited from a concert ticket/album
sale redemption offer as well as merchandise/album bundle
Zoo is Russ’ second top 10, following his first studio effort
for Columbia Records, There’s Really a Wolf, which debuted and
peaked at No. 7 with 49,000 units (24,000 in album sales) on
the chart dated May 27, 2017.
Drake’s former No. 1
Scorpion falls 3-5 in its 11th week on the list, earning
71,000 units (down 9 percent).
Swimming jumps back into the top 10, following Miller’s death
on Sept. 7, as the album vaults 71-6 with 67,000 units (up 634
percent), of which 15,000 were in traditional album sales (up
874 percent). Swimming is Miller’s most recent studio release
and debuted and peaked at No. 3 on the Aug. 18-dated chart.
Astroworld falls 2-7 with 66,000 units (down 18 percent) and Post Malone’s
beerbongs & bentleys dips 6-8 with 48,000 units (down 5
Rap duo $uicideboy$
clock the third and final debut in the top 10, as the act’s I
Want to Die in New Orleans begins at No. 9 with 46,000 units
(31,000 in traditional album sales). The album -- the duo’s
first visit to the Billboard 200 -- got a sales boost from a
variety of merchandise/album bundles.
Ariana Grande wraps
up the new top 10, as her Sweetener album descends 5-10 with
44,000 units (down 21 percent).
Drake's "In My Feelings" tallies a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100
chart (dated Sept. 22), granting the superstar yet another record: he leads the
Hot 100 for an unprecedented 29th week in 2018, via his three No. 1s this year,
passing Usher for the most time atop the chart in a single year. Usher tallied
28 weeks at No. 1 in 2004.
Meanwhile, Drake becomes the first soloist, and second act overall, after Boyz
II Men, with three songs that have topped the Hot 100 for at least 10 weeks
each, as "Feelings" joins Drake's two other smashes that led for at least that
long: "God's Plan," earlier this year, and "One Dance," featuring WizKid and
Kyla, in 2016. "Feelings," released on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records,
is the 37th No. 1 (of 1,077 total) to reign for at least 10 weeks. It controls
the Hot 100 despite not ranking at No. 1 in any individual metric for a second
straight week, as it holds at No. 3 after eight weeks in charge of Streaming
Songs, with 39.7 million U.S. streams, down 17 percent, in the week ending Sept.
13, according to Nielsen Music.
"Feelings" falls 3-5 on the Digital Song Sales chart, which it led for six weeks
(21,000 downloads sold, down 23 percent, in the week ending Sept. 13), and keeps
at No. 5 on Radio Songs, where it reached No. 3 (84 million audience
impressions, down 3 percent, in the week ending Sept. 16).
Maroon 5's "Girls Like You," featuring Cardi B, ranks at its No. 2 Hot 100 high
for a sixth week, while ruling Radio Songs for an eighth frame (123.5 million,
down 1 percent), tying for the band's longest-leading No. 1; it matches the
Radio Songs reigns of "One More Night" in 2012 and "Don't Wanna Know," featuring
Kendrick Lamar, in 2016-17. "Girls" falls from No. 1 to No. 3 on Digital Song
Sales (22,000, down 33 percent) and rebounds 9-7 on Streaming Songs (28.3
million, down 2 percent).
Drake's "Feelings" narrowly tops Maroon 5's "Girls" on the Hot 100, with the
former down 14 percent in overall activity and the latter down 7 percent.
Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin's "I Like It" holds at No. 3 on the Hot 100;
Post Malone's "Better Now" returns to its No. 4 peak from No. 5; and, Juice
WRLD's No. 3-peaking "Lucid Dreams" rebounds 7-5. COMPLETE
Song Of The Month
Nearly 20 years after his big successes, like 'La Passion' or 'Bla Bla Bla',
the Italian DJ and musician Gigi D'Agostino surprisingly lands another big hit,
together with the Lithuanian music producer Dynoro.
'In My Mind' reigns the official chart in Germany at the moment and climbs to
Music Week Report
Calvin Harris collab with Sam Smith remains for a
Monday, September 17, 2018
by Alan Jones, London
Calvin Harris & Sam
Smith’s Promises lengthens its lead at the top of the singles chart, where its
second week of supremacy see its consumption rise 1.85% to a best yet 62,958
units, including 47,251 from sales-equivalent streams. It therefore increases
its lead over runners-up Benny Blanco, Halsey & Khalid’s Eastside from
to 15.25%, as the latter disc slips 4.96% week-on-week to
54,628 sales, ending a run of eight weeks of rising consumption.
Only 14 weeks after he released his eighth studio album Ye, which spun off The
No.10 hit Yikes, and two more new chart entries (All Mine and Ghost Town), Kanye
West is back with Lil Pump collaboration I Love It, which races to a No.3 debut
(46,174 sales) on the overall chart, while topping the streaming list. West’s
highest-debuting hit since 2009 when Jay-Z & Rihanna collaboration Run This Town
opened at No.1, it is his 20th Top 10 hit, and his 55th Top 75 entry. 18 year
old Lil Pump’s only previous chart entry, Gucci Gang, reached No.27 last year.
US dance doyen Marshmello and UK rock band Bastille’s Happier collaboration
jumps 15-6 (31,192 sales), delivering the fourth Top 10 hit for both acts.
After three weeks at No.5, Body moves up to No.4 (43,698 sales) for first time
chartmakers Loud Luxury and Brando. Tyga’s Taste
(feat. Offset) picks up speed and also reached a new
peak, climbing 8-5 (32,104 sales), while Fall becomes the highest ranked track
from Eminem’s new album, Kamikaze, climbing 9-8 (29,436 sales) to eclipse former
top dog, The Ringer (4-10, 26,924 sales). His third Top 10 track, Lucky You
(feat. Joyner Lucas) falls 6-9 (28,732 sales).
In the Top 10 for the 11th straight week, Girls Like You rises to No.7 for the
fourth time for Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B, revisiting a peak it visited eight weeks
ago, five weeks ago and two weeks ago. It does so despite consumption of 30,123
copies being its lowest tally for 12 weeks.
Overall singles sales are up 1.15% week-on-week at 15,352,291, 20.11% above same
week 2017 sales of 12,781,372.
Paid-for sales are down 4.57% week-on-week at 858,919 and are 26.27% below same
week 2017 sales of 1,164,995. They are below same-week, previous-year sales for
the 267th week in a row. The last time paid-for sales were lower was more than
13 years ago, in chart week 35, 2005 (sales week ending 3 September), when
833,876 singles were sold.
Only the fourth act to have four No.1
albums in the 2010s – the others are X Factor graduates Olly Murs and One
Direction and X Factor judge Robbie Williams – Eminem retains pole position with
Kamikaze, which suffers a comparatively small second week consumption decline of
35.12% to 35,761 units (including 18,094 from sales-equivalent streams), buoyed
by its release on CD, which accounted for 11,254 sales.
Egypt Station is Paul McCartney’s first new studio album since, well, New,
opening at No.3 (15,303 sales). In fact, it is his fourth consecutive album to
reach No.3, emulating his last two studio albums, Kisses On The Bottom (23,849
sales) in February 2012, and New (15,724 sales) in October 2013, and June 2016
compilation Pure McCartney (13,366 sales). It extends his overall album chart
career since The Beatles' Please Please Me opened their account in 1963 to more
than 55 years and - with Beatles albums factored in - is his 76th album chart
entry in total, one for each year of his life.
On Sunday (September 16), it will have been 41 years since Marc Bolan died in a
car crash, a fortnight short of his 30th birthday. The charismatic singer,
songwriter and guitarist was best-known as the linchpin of T. Rex, whose new 3
CD compilation Gold debuts this week at No.8 (6,518 sales). Although the ninth
Top 10 album for T. Rex in total, it is the first since 1991, when The Ultimate
Collection reached No.4. Including four solo releases, Gold is the 27th Top 75
album for Marc Bolan.
At 76 years and three months, Paul McCartney is not the oldest person in the Top
10 this week – in fact, he’s not ever the oldest Paul in the Top 10, both
honours falling to Paul Simon, whose new album, In The Blue Light, consists of
new versions of some of his lesser-known songs, and earn him a No.10 debut
(5,595 sales), a month before his 77th birthday.
In the top three for the 36th week in a row, the Motion Picture Cast Recording
of The Greatest Showman advances 3-2 (16,227 sales) – but Mamma Mia!: Here We Go
Again ends a seven week run in the medal positions, retreating 2-4 (13,269
The rest of the Top 10: Sweetener (4-5, 9,661 sales) by Ariana Grande, Staying
At Tamara’s (7-6, 7,808 sales) by George Ezra, Scorpion (7-8, 7,596 sales) by
Drake and Divide (11-9, 5,688 sales) by George Ezra.
Overall album sales are down 3.15% week-on-week at 1,617,546, 11.25% above same
week 2017 sales of 1,453,946. Streaming accounted for 962,008 sales – 59.47% of
the total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 7.56% week-on-week at 655,538,
13.22% below same week 2017 sales of 755,364.COMPLETE