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'Love Yourself' is the new number one
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden

After a fortnight interruption, Adele's '25' turns back to the summit of the Global Album Chart for an eighth week. It sold another 220,000 copies last week, a total of stellar 16,138,000 units after 10 weeks on the tally. With this result the album is now very close to the TOP 100 ALL TIME CHART. The former set '21' ranks a 143rd week on the hitlist and sails to no.17 with 29,000 sales. David Bowie's 'Blackstar' goes down at the vice-position, after a 50% sales decline to 166,000. Justin Bieber's 'Purpose' is still in the top three with another 121,000 sales in its eleventh week on the tally. On the year-to-date chart 2016 we have the same order for the moment: Adele's '25' leads again with 1,168,000 copies, followed by 'Blackstar'  (1,135,000 sales) and 'Purpose' (558,000 sales). Highest debut of the week comes from the American trash metal band Megadeth. Their 15th studio album 'Dystopia' bows at no.4 globally with 88,000 sales, 48,100 of it in the USA alone (according to Nielsen Music / Billboard). Another 8,500 copies moved it in

United Kingdom (according to Music Week), 5,700 units in Japan (according to Oricon). South Korean boy band Teen Top storms with 'Red Point' shy behind at no.5 with 66,000 sales. The lion share of it (65,100) comes from the band's native country, another some hundred copies from Japan. The effort exists in two versions, 'chic' and 'urban'... both versions were counted together. Nearly one year ago, on February 13, 2015, Elle King's debut album 'Love Stuff' was released. Driven by the big success of the single 'Ex's & Oh's' (this week at no.15 on the Global Chart), her album enters the Global Top 40 for the first time this week with 16,000 sales. Some additional sales stats: 'Wilder Mind' by Mumford & Sons sold 8.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 1,395.000 so far, '19' by Adele sold 12,000 units last week, 7,046,000 so far, 'Get Weird' by Little Mix sold 10,000 units last week and has a total of 588,000 units so far, '1000 Forms Of Fear' by Sia sold 1,479,000 copies so far, 'Delirium' by Ellie Goulding 516.000, and 'Dark Sky Island' by Enya 800.000.  COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  We have a new number one on the Global Track Chart! Justin Bieber's ballad 'Love Yourself' ends the thirteen-week reign of Adele's 'Hello'. 'Love Yourself', co-written by Ed Sheeran, jumps to the summit with 340,000 points. It's Justin's third number one smash on the Global Chart, after 'Boyfriend' led for a lonely week (15, 2012) and 'What Do You Mean?' ruled for seven weeks (between week 38 and 44, 2015). Adele's 'Hello' slides at the vice-position with 320,000 points... and with a total of 9,080,000 points it rises to no.97 on the ALL TIME CHART. Adele is only the fourth act in history, which has at least three songs in the Top 100 of that list. Besides 'Hello', 'Someone Like You' ranks at no.65 with 9,713,000 points and 'Rolling In The Deep' at no.14 with 11,969,000 points. The other acts are Pharrell Williams with three smashes ('Happy' at no.4, 'Blurred Lines' at no.12 and 'Get Lucky' at no.56), Michael Jackson also with three tunes ('Billie Jean' at no.43, 'Black Or White' at no.57 and 'Say Say Say' at no.71) and the Beatles with massive five big smashes ('I Want To Hold Your Hand' at no.6, 'Hey Jude' at no.9, 'She Loves You' at no.73, 'Get Back' at no.75 and 'Let It Be' at no.86). Back to this week's hitlist: highest debut is 'Work', Rihanna's collaboration with Canadian rapper Drake and the first sign from her new album 'ANTI'. The song rockets to no.6 with 169,000 points and that's the result of only one and a half day (the track was released on January 27, around 36 hours before the chart-week ended). Outside the Top 40 waiting among other Matt Simons' 'Catch And Release' at no.46, One Direction's 'History' at no.47, Kygo feat. Maty Noyes' 'Stay' at no.52, Jason Derulo's 'Get Ugly' at no.55 and 99 Souls feat. Destiny's Child & Brandy's 'The Girl Is Mine' at no.58 for their first appearance on the big list.  COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART

Global Chart ~ 20 Years Ago
'One Sweet Day' Mariah C. & Boyz II Men
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Global Chart ~ 40 Years Ago
'Love To Love You Baby' Donna Summer
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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 back to no.2, Megadeth new at no.3
Thuesday, February 2, 2016
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

Adele’s 25 returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 after a two-week vacation from the top of the list, as it rises 2-1 in its 10th week on the chart. The album earned 116,000 equivalent album units in

the week ending Jan. 28, according to Nielsen Music (down 21 percent). In the latest tracking week, 25 sold another 97,000 in pure album sales (down 20 percent), which brings its cumulative sum to 7.94 million in the U.S. It is likely 25 will reach 8 million sold in the next week. Justin Bieber’s Purpose climbs 3-2 with 87,000 units (down 5 percent). The former No. 1 album has yet to leave the top three of the chart since it debuted 11 weeks ago. Rock band Megadeth notches the chart’s highest debut as is Dystopia bows at No. 3 with 49,000 units (48,000 in pure album sales). It’s the highest charting album for the act since 1992’s Countdown to Extinction debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the chart dated Aug. 1 of that year. The new album also logs the group’s best sales week since 2007, when United Abominations launched with 54,000 sold at No. 8. Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface ascends 5-4 with 42,000 units (down 6 percent), Panic! at the Disco’s Death of a Bachelor falls 1-5 with 39,000 units (down 79 percent) and David

Bowie’s Blackstar slips 4-6 with 35,000 units (down 61 percent). Chris Stapleton’s Traveller rides 8-7 with 34,000 units (down 16 percent), and The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness is up 9-8 with 32,000 units (down 6 percent). The new 2016 Grammy Nominees compilation album debuts at No. 9 with 31,000 units (all from pure album sales). Last year’s 2015 Grammy nominees set entered at No. 12 with 45,000 sold, on its way to a No. 9 peak three weeks later (65,000), following the Grammy Awards broadcast. Bryson Tiller’s Trapsoul closes out the top 10, holding at No. 10 with 31,000 units (down 1 percent). Justin Bieber earns the rare honor of replacing himself at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Feb. 13), as "Love Yourself" rises 2-1, unseating "Sorry" (1-2) after

three weeks atop the chart. With the coronation of "Love Yourself," released on SchoolBoy/Raymond Braun/Def Jam, Bieber becomes only the 12th act in the Hot 100's 57-year history to succeed himself at No. 1. He's the second in four months, however, as The Weeknd's "The Hills" supplanted "Can't Feel My Face" at the top spot on the chart dated Oct. 3. Before that, Taylor Swift became the first woman to earn the honor when "Blank Space" followed her "Shake It Off" to the top on Nov. 29, 2014. The other acts to switch out songs successively at No. 1: the Beatles, who scored a record three leaders in a row ("I Want to Hold Your Hand," "She Loves You" and "Can't Buy Me Love") in 1964; Boyz II Men (1994); Puff Daddy (as he was then billed, in 1997); Ja Rule (2002); Nelly (2002); OutKast (2004); Usher (2004); T.I. (2008); and the Black Eyed Peas (2009). (Puff Daddy and Ja Rule each doubled up thanks to a lead and featured role.) "Love Yourself" is the Hot 100's 1,050th No. 1 and Bieber's third, with "Sorry" and first leader "What Do You Mean?" (which falls 10-17 after spending its record-tying first 21 weeks in the top 10) all from his album Purpose. He's the first artist to score three No. 1s from an album since Swift ("Shake," "Space" and "Bad Blood," featuring Kendrick Lamar), via 1989 in 2014-15. Bieber is the first male to notch three Hot 100 No. 1s from an album since another Justin almost 10 years ago: Justin Timberlake tallied three from FutureSex / LoveSounds in 2006-07: "SexyBack," "My Love" (featuring T.I.) and "What Goes Around…Comes Around." "Love Yourself" holds at No. 2 on the Streaming Songs chart with 16.4 million U.S. streams (down 2 percent) in the week ending Jan. 28, according to Nielsen Music. It lifts 4-3 on Radio Songs (132 million audience impressions, up 13 percent), adding top Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100 for a fourth week, while falling 1-3 on Digital Songs after three weeks on top (116,000 downloads, down 17 percent). It leads the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart for a second week (9.7 million on-demand streams, down 6 percent) and becomes Bieber's third No. 1 on the Pop Songs airplay chart (after "Sorry" and "Mean"). Meanwhile, despite slipping from the top position on the Hot 100, "Sorry" scores an impressive consolation prize, becoming Bieber's first No. 1 on the all-format Radio Songs chart (2-1; 141 million, down 2 percent). He'd previously peaked as high as No. 2 on Radio Songs with "As Long as You Love Me" (featuring big Sean) in 2012. "Sorry" scores a seventh week at No. 1 on Streaming Songs (18.6 million, down 7 percent) and tumbles 5-9 on Digital Songs (61,000, down 24 percent). As Bieber dominates the Hot 100's top two, Twenty One Pilots cruise at a new high altitude on the Hot 100, as "Stressed Out" elevates 4-3. The single stays at No. 2 on Digital Songs (117,000, down 8 percent) and keeps climbing Streaming Songs (5-4; 12.7 million, up 8 percent) and Radio Songs (6-4; 120 million, up 14 percent). The duo's first top five Hot 100 hit leads Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart for a sixth week. Rock resurgence of sorts: "Stressed" is the first title to hit the Hot 100's top three that has also appeared on Hot Rock Songs in nearly a year, since Hozier's "Take Me to Church" ranked at No. 3, after peaking at No. 2, on the Feb. 28, 2015, Hot 100.  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
Zayn Malik jumps at no.1 with his first solo
Monday, February 8, 2016
by Alan Jones, London

Ten months after leaving One Direction, Zayn Malik sprints to a No.1 debut with first solo single Pillowtalk on sales of 112,497 copies, including a best-ever 49,719 from streams. Credited simply to Zayn, Pillowtalk received a late boost from the release of an acoustic, 'living room session' version, which displays his falsetto range, and at,

2m 25s, is nearly a minute shorter than the full studio version of Pillowtalk. 23 year old Malik was a member of One Direction for their first 23 chart hits, but contributed to the writing of only three of them: Story Of My Life (No.2, 2013), Night Changes (No.7, 2014) and Fool's Gold (No.74, 2014), However, he penned Pillowtalk with brothers Mike and Anthony Hannides, who were themselves part of 4Tune, a boy band who competed in the second season of The X Factor in 2005. Pillowtalk replaces Shawn Mendes' Stitches, which dips 1-3 with its sales declining for the first time in 11 weeks (65,908 sales). Malik's big debut means that although its sales are up 35.44% week-on-week to 72,264, Jonas Blue & Dakota's recording of Tracy Chapman's Fast Car can only improve 3-2. Fast Car is the only song already in the Top 10 to reach a new peak this week, but three more songs build on lower chart success to make their Top 10 debuts. The most obvious of the three is Work, the first single from Rihanna's Anti. Advancing

13-4 (59,577 sales) on its first full week on release, Work is a collaboration with rapper Drake. It is Rihanna's 27th Top 10 hit, Drake's fifth and their third together. Drake simultaneously lands his 26th Top 75 entry with new solo single Summer Sixteen debuting at No.23 (20,622 sales). Danish group Lukas Graham's debut UK hit, 7 Years catapulted 107-24 last week, and now advances to No.6 (45,592 sales). After falling 12-14 last week, Craig David's When The Bassline Drops (feat. Big Narstie) resumes its upwards progress, climbing to No.10 (33,793 sales). In so doing, it becomes David's 14th Top 10 hit but his first since the David Bowie-sampling Hot Stuff (Let's Dance) in 2007. Elsewhere in the Top 10, Justin Bieber's Love Yourself (2-5, 54,775 sales) and Sorry (4-7, 45,053

sales), Snakehips' All My Friends (feat. Tinsahe & Chance The Rapper, 5-8, 42,844 sales) and One Direction's History (6-9, 39,232 sales) are all in decline. Lose Yourself is now a million seller - Bieber's third in a matter of weeks - with 1,051,522 sales, including streams. Overall singles sales are up 4.48% week-on-week at 9,121,835 - their second highest level ever. Streams accounted for 6,991,426 sales - 76.64% of the total. Paid-for sales are up 8.06% week-on-week at 2,130,409 - 22.04% below same week 2015 sales of 2,732,566 and the 130th week in a row that they have fallen versus a year earlier. Up against new albums from Rihanna and Sia, there seemed to be little chance that David Bowie would remain at No.1 this week but with Sia's This Is Acting faltering at the last, and Rihanna's Anti never in the race, that's just what has happened. However, after topping the chart for three weeks' Bowie's last studio album Blackstar slips to No.2 (27,962 sales), ceding pole position to his 2002 compilation Best Of Bowie, which jumps 3-1 with 28,897 sales. That total includes 1,640 sales from streams - on pure sales it would still be No.2. Blackstar is No.1 on the vinyl album chart for the fourth straight week and recovered from stock availability issues to sell 9,224 copies in that format last week, an increase of 163.40% week-on-week. Bowie is only the fourth act to secure consecutive No.1 albums - The Beatles did it twice, first when With The Beatles replaced Please Please Me at the summit in December 1963, then when Beatles For Sale unseated A Hard Day's Night a year later; Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells belatedly topped the chart in October 1974, a week after follow-up Hergest Ridge topped the list; and, most recently, Michael Jackson's Essential catapulted 20-1 in July 2009, replacing his Number Ones album. Bowie had half of the Top 10 albums last week but is down to three this week, with the last of the trio, Nothing Has Changed slipping 5-8 (11,421 sales). Comprising primarily original songs rejected by others, This Is Acting misses out on top spot but still delivers Sia with her highest charting album to date, debuting at No.3 (27,684 sales). It surpasses her last album, 1000 Forms Of Fear, which debuted at No.11 (7,655 sales) in July 2014, and eventually peaked 39 weeks later at No.5. Her sixth album, 1000 Forms Of Fear was her first to breach the Top 40, and is her biggest seller, with a to-date tally of 268,949 sales, including 3,929 in the latest frame, which sees it sprint 62-30. After consecutive No.1s with Loud (2010), Talk That Talk (2011) and Unapologetic (2012), Rihanna can't even make the Top 5 with Anti, which limps to a No.7 debut (20,136 sales). Although first single Work debuted at No.13 last week on less than two days sale, and now progresses into the top five, the album itself has had its debut undermined by both the fact that a million copies were given away by Jay-Z's streaming platform Tidal (of which Rihanna is a co-owner) and the late release of its physical edition. It wasn't available on CD until late on Tuesday, with the format eventually contributing 507 sales to its opening week's tally. Housing both of his No.1 hits, See You Again and Marvin Gaye - collaborations with Wiz Khalifa and Meghan Trainor, respectively - Charlie Puth's first album, Nine Track Mind, debuts at No.6 (20,590 sales). See You Again has sold 1,197,462 copies, and Marvin Gaye has sold 631,579 copies, so far. Meanwhile, the album spawns its third Top 40 hit, with latest offcut, One Call Away, jumping 45-29. Elsewhere in the Top 10: Adele's 25 falls 2-4 (21,831 sales), Justin Bieber's Purpose dips 4-5 (21,646 sales), Jess Glynne's I Cry When I Laugh descends 7-9 (9,585 sales) and Coldplay's A Head Full Of Dreams recovers 13-10 (8,972 sales). Overall album sales are up 5.08% week-on-week at 1,748,800. Streaming accounted for 490,006 sales - 28.02% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are up 6.53% week-on-week at 1,293,994 - 0.32% above same week 2015 sales of 1,289,908.  COMPLETE CHARTS

Oricon Album Chart
No.1  Tomohisa Yamashita 'Best Album'

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Media Control Album Chart
No.1  SSIO '0,9'

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