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Drake brings 'God's Plan' to no.1
Thursday, February 15, 2018
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden

 

Five years after his last two studio albums 'The 20/20 Experience, Part 1 and Part 2', Justin Timberlake returns with 'Man Of The Woods' easily at no.1 on the Global Album Chart. It's the fifth solo effort of the former 'N Sync member. 'Man Of The Woods' got 403,000 equivalent sales in its initial week, 293,000 of it in the United States alone, another 19,000 in Canada - both figures from Nielsen Music. Some sales from the other big markets: 19,000 in United Kingdom (according to OCC), estimated 15,000 in Germany (according to GfK), 6,000 in France and also in Australia (according to SNEP, respectively to ARIA), and 3,700 in Japan (according to Oricon). These sales are far away from 'The 20/20 Experience', it started with massive 1,29 million copies in the week 14, 2013. The second part 'The 20/20 Experience' bowed a half year later with 469,000 sales. The soundtrack to 'The Greatest Showman' is the first album this year, which sold more than a million.

On our weekly tally it climbs back to no.2 with 164,000 consumption units. The South Korean boy group Seventeen lands shy behind with a special version of their second studio album 'Teen, Age' from November 2017. The new, expanded set called 'Director's Cut', and placed as a seperate entry on the South Korea hitlist, globally it arrives at no.3 with 125,000 sales. And now, as every week, additional stats from outside the current Top 10 in alphabetic order, the first figure means last week's sales, the second figure the total sales: '1989' by Taylor Swift 10,000 / 10,406,000, '21' by Adele 8,000 / 29,010,000, '25' by Adele 14,000 / 21,268,000, 'American Teen' by Khalid 33,000 / 1,650,000, 'Anti' by Rihanna 10,000 / 2,409,000, 'Beautiful Trauma' by Pink 36,000 / 2,221,000, 'Beauty Behind The Madness' by The Weeknd 9,000 / 3,039,000, 'Black Coffee' by Beth Hart & Joe Monnamassa 20,000 / 67,000, 'Blurryface' by Twenty One Pilots 9,000 / 3,535,000, 'Carthasis' by Machine Head 19,000 / 65,000, 'Concrete And Gold' by the Foo Fighters 5,000 / 749,000, 'Culture' by Migos 14,000 / 1,645,000, 'Damn' by Kendrick Lamar 47,000 / 3,942,000, 'Dangerous Woman' by Ariana Grande 6,000 / 1,942,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 46,000 / 2,272,000, 'Finally' by Namie Amuro 13,000 / 2,104,000, 'Flicker' by Niall Horan 13,000 / 683,000, 'Grateful' by DJ Khaled 9,000 / 1,085,000, the 'Guardians Of The Galaxy': Awesome Mix Vol.2' soundtrack 7,000 / 1,238,000, 'Harry Styles' by Harry Styles 9,000 / 1,478,000, 'Helene Fischer' by Helene Fischer 12,000 / 1,125,000, 'Human' by Rag'n'Bone Man 10,000 / 2,191,000, 'Illuminate' by Shawn Mendes 11,000 / 2,084,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 15,000 / 7,389,000, 'Lust For Life' by Lana Del Rey 5,000 / 741,000, 'Mania' by Fall Out Boy 28,000 / 258,000, 'Meaning Of Love' by Kelly Clarkson 4,000 / 306,000, 'Melodrama' by Lorde 9,000 / 767,000, 'Memories...Do Not Open' by the Chainsmokers 10,000 / 1,558,000, the 'Moana' soundtrack 19,000 / 2,528,000, 'More Life' by Drake 24,000 / 3,249,000, 'One More Light' by Linkin Park 7,000 / 1,115,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber 10,000 / 6,299,000, 'Rainbow' by Ke$ha 12,000 / 559,000, 'Red Pill Blues' by Maroon 5 21,000 / 657,000, 'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 43,000 / 3,359,000, 'Songs Of Experience' by U2 21,000 / 1,055,000, 'Starboy' by The Weeknd 20,000 / 3,355,000, 'Tell Me You Love Me' by Demi Lovato 19,000 / 762,000, 'The Damned & Beautiful' by G-Eazy 33,000 / 489,000, 'The Thrill Of It All' by Sam Smith 42,000 / 1,894,000, the 'Trolls' soundtrack 14,000 / 1,889,000, 'Views' by Drake 16,000 / 4,017,000, 'Witness' by Katy Perry 7,000 / 949,000, 'X' by Ed Sheeran 26,000 / 10,476,000, and 'Xeu' by Vald 48,000 / 48,000.  COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  There's a new number one on our Global Track Chart: Canadian rapper Drake takes the lead with his new smash 'God's Plan'. The trap song was on the runner-up slot the last two weeks and now it climbs to the summit, despite a 2% points decline to 351,000. It's Drake's second no.1 hit as major artist, 'One Dance' was his first nearly two years ago. 'God's Plan' ends the nine-week reign of Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect'. The lovely tearjerker slides one slot to no.2 with 348,000 points, 13% less than previous week. Highest debut of the week is 'Pray For Me' by Canadian R&B star The Weeknd and American rapper Kendrick Lamar. The song was taken from the soundtrack to the super hero film 'Black Panther', starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B.Jordan and Martin Freeman. 'Pray For Me' catapults to no.7 with 165,000 points. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other 'Tip Top' by Jason Derulo feat. French Montana at no.47, 'Sick Boy' by The Chainsmokers at no.49, and 'Spotlight' by Monsta X no.56 for their first appearance on the big list.  COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART


20 YEARS AGO ... 'Titanic' began its triumphant advance at the cinemas. For director James Cameron and the film studio 20th Century Fox, it was a risky undertaking, because the originally estimated US $ 150 million production costs and the time limits were far exceeded. To complete the film at all, a second major production company was brought aboard - Paramount Pictures. But the gigantic effort should pay off, 'Titanic' became the most suceessful film in history (till that date), showered with prizes, including 11 Oscar Awards. Embedded in the technically complex and brilliant story of the sinking of the RMS Titanic 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean is the love story of Jack and Rose. Since the film plays on two time levels, the transience of human being forms to a central issue here, reinforced by the ship disaster. The many impressions and emotions bundle up in the phenomenal music of James Horner. He used largely orchestral elements and merged them with Celtic folklore, for which one originally wanted to commit Enya. Also this soundtrack broke records, with 27 million copies sold, it's the best-selling classic album of all time. And the only real song on this album, 'My Heart Will Go On', performed by Celine Dion, pulled along. Also released in January 1998, it became Celine's biggest hit, 15 weeks at number one on the Global Chart and the biggest smash in that year worldwide, decorated with three Grammy Awards.


USA
Billboard Report
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Jiustin Timberlake earns 4th no.1 album on Billboard 200
Thuesday, February 13, 2018
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles


Justin Timberlake notches his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as Man of the Woods debuts atop the tally. The set, which was released on Feb. 2 through RCA

Records, earned 293,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Feb. 8, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 242,000 were in traditional album sales. Timberlake scores the largest week for an album -- both in terms of units and pure album sales -- since Taylor Swift’s Reputation flew in at No. 1 on the Dec. 2, 2017-dated chart with 1.24 million units and 1.22 million in album sales. Of Man of the Woods’ launch of 293,000 units, 242,000 were in traditional album sales, 14,000 were in TEA units, and 37,000 were in SEA units. Of its pure album sales, 139,000 were in digital albums, 89,000 were in CD sales and 15,000 were in vinyl LP sales. Timberlake’s last album, The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2), debuted at No. 1 on the Oct. 19, 2013-dated chart with 350,000 in traditional album sales. (The chart did not transition to a units-based ranking until the end of 2014.) Timberlake has also topped the list with his first installment of The 20/20 Experience (earlier in

2013; 968,000 copies sold in its first week) and FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006; 684,000). His only album to miss the top was his first solo set, Justified, which debuted and peaked at No. 2 in 2002 (bowing with 439,000 sold). At No. 2 on the Billboard 200, Migos’ Culture II falls a spot in its second week, earning 88,000 units (down 56 percent). The soundtrack to The Greatest Showman slips 2-3 with 81,000 units (down 15 percent), Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) rises 5-4 with 40,000 units (down 17 percent) and Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic descends 4-5 with 35,000 units (28 percent). Post Malone’s Stoney rises 8-6 with 33,000 units (down 3 percent), Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. descends 6-7 with 32,000 units (down 17 percent), Camila Cabello’s Camila falls 7-8 with 31,000 units (down 15 percent) and Lil Uzi Vert’s Luv Is Rage 2 climbs 12-9 with 25,000 units (down 1 percent). Rounding out the top 10 is the chart’s second-highest debut, the Now 65 compilation, which bows at No. 10. The set -- featuring recent Hot 100 hits like Demi Lovato’s “Sorry Not Sorry” and Camila Cabello’s “Havana” -- launches with 25,000 units -- all from traditional album sales. Now 65 is the 69thNow That’s What I Call Music compilation to reach the top 10 (63 of the main, numbered series; and six genre-specific spin-off titles, like Now That’s What I Call Christmas!). The U.S. Now series will celebrate its 20th anniversary later this year, as the first Now album debuted on the chart dated Nov. 14, 1998. (The original Now series launched in the U.K. in 1983.) Drake's "God's Plan" leads the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a third week, as it becomes the first song ever to post three weeks of more than 75 million U.S. streams, according to Nielsen Music. As on the Hot 100, "Plan," released on Young Money / Cash Money, posts its third week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, with 79.6 million U.S. streams (down 4 percent) in the week ending Feb. 8. The song is the first to log three weeks of more than 75 million U.S. streams, following its second-week sum of 83.3 million and debut-week total of 82.4 million. Those three figures mark the sixth-, fourth- and fifth-best streaming weeks ever, respectively. They trail only Baauer's "Harlem Shake" (103.1 million and 97.6 million in its first and second weeks, March 2 and 9, 2013, respectively, driven largely by viral videos incorporating the song's official audio) and Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" (84.5 million; Sept. 16, 2017). "Plan" rebounds from No. 4 to a second week at No. 1 on Digital Song Sales, despite a 15 percent drop to 55,000 downloads sold in the week ending Feb. 8. It surges 30-17 on the Radio Songs chart, up 35 percent to 48 million in all-format airplay audience in the week ending Feb. 11, good for the Hot 100's top gain in airplay. Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" keeps at No. 2 on the Hot 100 after six weeks at No. 1. It rules Radio Songs for a sixth frame (146 million, down 3 percent). Bruno Mars and Cardi B's "Finesse" holds at its No. 3 Hot 100 high, while zooming 5-1 to top the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart, where it's Mars' ninth No. 1 and Cardi B's third. The collab crowns Hot R&B Songs for a fifth week.  COMPLETE CHARTS


No.2 in United Kingdom and new at no.23 on the Global Chart is 'These Days' by the British drum and bass outfit Rudimental with additional vocals from Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen.


United Kingdom
Music Week Report
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Drake & 'The Greatest Showman' still leading
Monday, February 12, 2018
by Alan Jones, London


Drake is No.1 for the third week in a row, although consumption of God’s Plan decreased 7.00% week-on-week to 56,554 sales. Of that total, the overwhelming majority – 47,586 – comes from sales-equivalent streams, with the track ranked fifth on the paid-for sales list. These Days sprints 11-2 (39,409 sales) to become the second

Top 10 hit in a row – and the fifth in all – for Rudimental. It also brings the ninth, fourth and first Top 10 hit, respectively for featured guests, Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen. The only other new entry to the Top 10 is Feel It, Still by Portugal The Man, which first entered the Top 75 last August, and which springs 13-9 (26,084 sales) on its 26th appearance on the chart. It also jumps to No.2 on the paid-for sales rankings, which contributed 11,498 of that tally, behind the aforementioned Rudimental single, These Days (17,772 paid-for sales). Both are priced at 59p at iTunes, which obviously helps. To be fair, Feel It, Still was riding a wave anyway, and its sales are up for the sixth time in a row. Sales of parent album Woodstock – which was released last May – have increased 11 times in 13 weeks but have yet to really take off. Portugal The Man's eighth album since their 2006 debut – none of which have made the Top 200 - Woodstock sold 539

copies last week, 178 fewer than the No.200 album, Hysteria by Def Leppard, raising its cumulative sales to 7,955. Another 59p single, Camila Cabello's Never Be The Same, re-enters the Top 10, advancing 14-10 (25,536 sales). The Greatest Showman continues atop the album chart for the fifth time, and two of its three hits make upwards progress, with the third static. They are: This Is Me (8-6, 27,073 sales) by Keala Settle & The Showman Ensemble, Rewrite The Stars (19-16, 18,810 sales) by Zac Efron & Zendaya and The Greatest Show (21-21, 16,741 sales) by Hugh Jackman, Keala Settle, Zac Efron & Zendaya. Because of the primary artist rule, Eight more songs from the album are still 'starred out' of the Top 75, five of them in the Top 40. After three weeks at No.2, Barking eases to No.3 (37,106 sales) for Ramz. The rest of the Top 10: IDGAF (4-4, 33,102 sales) by Dua Lipa, River (3-5, 29,209 sales) by Eminem feat. Ed Sheeran, Finesse (9-7, 26,449 sales) by Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B and Tip Toe (6-8, 26,345 sales) by Jason Derulo feat. French Montana. Overall singles sales are down 1.27% week-on-week at 15,823,320, 29.59% above same week 2017 sales of 12,210,448. Streams accounted for 14,758,854 sales, a record 93.27% of the total. Paid-for sales are down 5.11% week -on-week at 1,064,466 and are 27.72% below same week 2017 sales of 1,472,598. They are below same-week, previous-year sales for the 236th week in a row. As the film jumps four places to top the UK box office chart for the first time, the Motion Picture Cast Recording of The Greatest Showman strengthens its grip on the UK album chart, spending its fifth straight week at the summit with best-yet sales of 41,433 (including 15,247 from sales-equivalent streams). The fantasy musical, based very loosely on the life of American businessman, politician and showman P.T. Barnum, has now sold more than 200,000 copies in 2018 – 204,387 to be precise, which is more than the next two biggest sellers (Ed Sheeran’s ÷ and Sam Smith's The Thrill Of It All) combined. Justin Timberlake is the latest artist to have his chart-topping ambitions foiled by the album, having to settle for a No.2 debut on sales of 19,302 copies for his fifth studio album, Man Of The Woods. Camila Cabello, Fall Out Boy and Craig David have suffered the same fate in the last three weeks. Man Of The Woods is Timberlake's first studio album since 2013, when The 20/20 Experience became his fourth No.1 on first week sales of 105,888, just 28 weeks before quick-fire follow-up The 20/20 Experience 2 Of 2 opened and peaked at No.2 on sales of 34,871. He was, however, heavily involved in the Trolls soundtrack, which reached No.4 in 2016, producing all 13 tracks, and proving vocals on seven, including Can't Stop The Feeling!, which became his biggest ever hit single, with sales to date of 1,669,169. Forty-one years after they formed, and 39 years after they first charted, Simple Minds make a strong debut with their 18th studio album, Walk Between Worlds. Helped by first single Magic, which has been getting heavy exposure on Radio 2, Walk Between Worlds debuts at No.4 (11,992 sales), becoming Simple Minds' highest charting album since their 11th studio album, Good News From The Next World, reached No.2 in 1995. The 12-inch version of Walk Between Worlds tops the vinyl album chart on sales of 2,161. Walk Between Worlds is their 10th Top 10 album and 21st Top 75 album. Bedford rock quartet Don Broco's third full-length album Technology trumps its predecessors by debuting at No.5 (10,748 sales). Their 2012 debut Priorities opened and peaked at No.25 (3,846 sales) and 2015 follow-up Automatic at No.6 on sales of 8,680 copies. Despite its lower peak, Priorities is marginally the bigger seller of the two, with a to-date tally of 41,075 compared to Automatic's 39,292. Beautiful Trauma records the lowest sale of its 17-week chart tenure but returns to the Top 10 (11-9, 5,621 sales) for Pink. The rest of the top tier: Divide (3-3, 13,603 sales) by Ed Sheeran, Revival (5-6, 8,193 sales) by Eminem, The Thrill Of It All (6-7, 6,215 sales) by Sam Smith, Dua Lipa (8-8, 5,985 sales) and Camila (9-10, 5,288 sales) by Camila Cabello. Overall album sales are down 3.88% week-on-week at 1,721,781, 4.29% above same week 2017 sales of 1,651,015. Streaming accounted for 932,210 sales – a record 54.14% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 7.34% week-on-week at 789,571, 19.10% below same week 2017 sales of 976,042.  COMPLETE CHARTS

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