'Despacito' rules an eleventh week
Thursday, July 20, 2017
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
Jay-Z is 47 year old, one of
the most successful rapper of all time and now his 14th studio album
shoots easily atop the Global Chart with 311,000 equivalent sales,
262,000 of it in the United States alone (according to
NielsenSoundscan / Billboard). 208,000 were pure sales (physical and
digital), which is less than a third of the start-sales from Jay-Z'
former effort 'Magna Carta... Holy Grail'. It bowed also easily at the
number one spot, in the week 30 / 2013 with 632,000 copies. A best-of
compilation by the Japanese band Spitz follows shy behind at the
vice-position with 137,000 sales (according to Oricon). Ed Sheeran's
'Divide' rounds out the top three, it got another 126,000 consumption
units in its 19th week, a total of 6,357,000 so far. 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 13,000 /
10,005,000, '21' by Adele 8,000 / 28,743,000, '24k Magic' by
Bruno Mars 45.000 /
3,103,000, '25' by Adele
20,783,000, '4 Your Eyez Only'
by J.Cole 11,000 / 1,070,000, 'A Head Full Of Dreams' by Coldplay
/ 4,439,000, 'American Teen' by Khalid 31,000 / 572,000, 'Anti' by Rihanna 15,000 / 2,098,000, the 'Beauty And The Beast 2017'
soundtrack 15,000 / 857,000, 'Beauty Behind The Madness' by
The Weeknd 12,000 / 2,766,000, 'Blurryface' by Twenty One Pilots
17,000 / 3,183,000, 'Culture' by Migos 26,000 / 1,111,000, 'Dangerous Woman' by Ariana Grande
1,617,000, the 'Fast & Furious 8' soundtrack 14,000 / 426,000, the 'Fifty Shades Darker' soundtrack
821,000, 'Future' by Future 19,000 / 935,000, 'Glory
Days' by Little Mix 8,000 / 875,000, the 'Guardians Of The Galaxy':
Awesome Mix Vol.2' soundtrack 23,000 / 730,000, 'Hardwired...To Self-Destruct'
by Metallica 13,000 / 2,523,000, 'Harry Styles' by Harry Styles 34,000
/ 910,000, 'Helene Fischer' by Helene Fischer
21,000 / 679,000, 'Hndrxx' by Future 9,000 / 570,000, 'Hopeless
Fountain Kingdom' 27,000 / 327,000,
'Human' by Rag'n'Bone Man 28,000 / 1,496,000, 'Humanz' by the Gorillaz
12,000 / 569,000,
'I Decided' by Big Sean
'Illuminate' by Shawn Mendes 36,000 / 1,447,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith
6,932,000, 'Is This the Life We Really Want?' by Roger Waters 24,000 /
326,000, 'Joanne' by Lady GaGa 6,000 /
1,385,000, the 'La La Land' soundtrack 11,000 / 1.269,000, 'Lemonade' by Beyoncé
7,000 / 3,051,000, 'Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie' by Lindsey
Buckingham & Christine McVie 10,000 / 120,000, 'Melodrama' by
Lorde 42,000 / 343,000, 'Memories...Do Not Open' by the Chainsmokers
1,020,000, the 'Moana' soundtrack 42,000 / 1,698,000, 'More Life' by
Drake 45,000 / 2,394,000, 'One More Light'
by Linkin Park 15,000 / 427,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber 20,000 /
5,897,000, 'So Good' by Zara Larrson 15,000 / 405,000, 'Spirit' by Depeche Mode
8,000 / 670,000, 'Starboy' by The
Weeknd 32,000 / 2,593,000, the 'Suicide Squad' soundtrack
1,352,000, 'This Is Acting' by Sia
11,000 / 1,963,000,
'Traveller' by Chris Stapleton 14,000 / 2,360,000, the
'Trolls' soundtrack 23,000 / 1,439,000, 'Views' by Drake 20,000 /
3,522,000, 'Witness' by Katy Perry 50,000 / 511,000, 'X' by Ed Sheeran
28,000 / 9,685,000.
GLOBAL ALBUM CHART
'Despacito' by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (inclusive the Justin Bieber
remix) remains for an eleventh straight week at the summit of the
Global Track Chart with massive 576,000 points, almost twice as much
as the second place, 'Wild Thoughts' by DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna &
Bryson Tiller with 287,000 points. 'Despacito' has now a total of
7,731,000 points and jumps to no.197 of the
ALL TIME CHART.
'Despacito' open also a gate... in the shadow of the song's huge
global success many other Spanish-speaking tunes are on the way,
especially two productions from Colombia having good chances to become
big international hits: 'Felices Los 4' by Maluma (this week at no.40)
and 'Mi Gente' by J.Balvin & Willy Williams (this week at no.49). Outside
the Top 40 waiting among other 'Súbeme La Radio' by Enrique Iglesias
feat. Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox at no.43, 'Sorry Not Sorry' by
Demi Lovato at no.44, 'Crying In The Club' by Camila Cabello at no.46,
'Pretty Girl' by Maggie Lindemann at no.47, 'There For You' by Martin Garrix / Troye Sivan at
no.51, and 'Bon Appétit' by Katy Perry at no.56 for their first appearance on the big
COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART
30 years ago the catchy, cheerfulness "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by
Whitney Houston was eight
weeks at no.1, the biggest global hit of the
and with 7,897,000 total points Whitney's
only overtaken by her stellar, breathtaking ballad 'I Will Always
Jay-Z scores 14th no.1 album on Billboard 200
Thuesday, July 18, 2017
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
JAY-Z collects his 14th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his
latest release, 4:44, debuts atop the tally. According to Nielsen Music,
in the week ending July 13, the set earned 262,000
equivalent album units -- a
larger-than-initially-expected sum, and the fourth-largest week of 2017 for any
album. Of its total, 174,000 units were in traditional album sales.
4:44’s No. 1 arrival extends JAY-Z’s record as the solo artist with the most No.
1 albums in the 61-year history of the Billboard 200 chart. He distances himself
farther ahead of the two acts with the second-most leaders among soloists: Bruce
Springsteen and Barbra Streisand, who each have 11 chart-toppers. Among all
acts, JAY-Z has the second-most leaders, behind only The Beatles, which have 19
JAY-Z also furthers his own record as the artist with the most debuts at No. 1
on the Billboard 200, as all 14 of his albums have bowed in the top slot.
(Springsteen has the second-most No. 1 debuts, with eight.)
4:44 was initially issued on June 30 (via S. Carter Enterprises/Roc Nation) for
one week of streaming exclusivity through Tidal. However, Tidal did not report
data for the album to Nielsen Music for the week ending July 6, so the
album did not debut on the July 22-dated chart. (In addition, by July 2, the
album was also offered as a free download -- sponsored by Sprint -- via the web
site 444.tidal.com. The free downloads were ineligible to chart, per Billboard’s
current pricing policy.)
Then, on July 7, the album became widely available to most streaming services
(but not Spotify, as JAY-Z pulled his catalog from the service in April) and to
retailers as both a download and CD (with three bonus tracks).
In the runner-up slot behind JAY-Z on the new Billboard 200 chart is 21 Savage’s
Issa Album, which launches with 77,000 units (22,000 in traditional album
sales). The set was powered largely by streams, as it generated 51,000 SEA units
(equaling 77 million streams for the songs on the album). The remainder of the
album’s total start was logged by 7,000 TEA units.
Issa Album is 21 Savage’s debut solo studio effort, and grants the rapper his
first top 10 and second chart entry overall. He previously logged a No.
23-peaking set with his Metro Boomin collaboration, Savage Mode, in in February.
Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. is steady at No. 3 on the new Billboard 200 with 54,000
units (down 3 percent), while DJ Khaled’s Grateful falls from No. 1 to No. 4 in
its third chart week with 50,000 units (down 28 percent).
Rap albums occupy the top four slots on the Billboard 200 for the first time in
more than two years. The chart last housed an all-rap top four on the April 18,
2015-dated list, when Wale’s The Album About Nothing bowed at No. 1, followed by
the then-surging Furious 7 soundtrack (rising 17-2), the debut of Ludacris’
Ludaversal at No. 3 and Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly (falling 1-4).
At No. 5 on the new Billboard 200, Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) is a non-mover with
36,000 units (down 3 percent), while Imagine Dragons’ Evolve slips from No. 4 to
No. 6 with 35,000 units (down 21 percent).
Rock band Haim nabs its second top 10 album with the arrival of its second
effort, Something to Tell You, at No. 7. It launches with 32,000 units (26,000
in traditional album sales). The sibling trio’s debut effort, Days Are Gone,
debuted and peaked at No. 6 in 2013 with 26,000 sold in its first week (before
the chart transitioned to a consumption-based ranking in 2014).
Rounding out the new top 10 are Calvin Harris’ Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 (falling
2-8 with 30,000 units in its second week; down 55 percent), the Moana soundtrack
(10-9 with a little more than 29,000 units; down 4 percent) and Drake’s More
Life (9-10 with 29,000 units; down 10 percent).
"Despacito" becomes just the 35th single to top the Hot
100 for at least 10 weeks, dating to the chart's Aug. 4, 1958, inception; only 3
percent of the Hot 100's 1,065 total No. 1s have reached double-digit weeks at
"Despacito" is the longest-leading Hot 100 No. 1 since Sheeran's "Shape," which
ruled for 12 weeks in January through April. The record? Mariah Carey and Boyz
II Men's "One Sweet Day" led for 16 weeks, in 1995-96.
"Despacito" dominates the Digital Song Sales chart for an 11th week, with
124,000 downloads sold (down 3 percent) in the week ending July 13, according to
Nielsen Music; the remix with Bieber accounts for 77 percent of the song's sales. On the Streaming Songs chart, "Despacito" leads for a 10th week,
with 60.3 million U.S. streams (down 2 percent) in the week ending July 13.
DJ Khaled's "Wild Thoughts," featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, rebounds from
No. 4 to a new high of No. 2 on the Hot 100. It keeps at No. 2 on Streaming
Songs (37.5 million, down 6 percent); drops 7-10 on Digital Song Sales (42,000,
down 13 percent); and bounds 14-8 on Radio Songs (96 million, up 23 percent),
boasting the Hot 100's top airplay gain for a third week. Most notably, Rihanna
earns her record-extending 29th Radio Songs top 10, bolstering her lead over
More Khaled: "I'm the One," featuring Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil
Wayne, slips 2-3 on the Hot 100; it debuted atop the May 20-dated chart. It
leads Hot Rap Songs for an 11th week. COMPLETE
is the fourth album of the current decade, which breaks through the 10
million border in global sales,
the next candidate for the '10-million-sales-club' is Ed Sheeran's 'X'
with 9,657,000 sales so far.
Music Week Report
'Divide' remains a 14th week at the summit
Monday, July 17, 2017
by Alan Jones, London
No.1 for the third week in a row, and 14th time in all, Ed Sheeran's ÷
has now spent longer at the chart summit than either of his previous
albums, and is in clear second place for most weeks at No.1 in the 2010s
behind Adele's 23 week topper, 21. Adele is also the only artist to
spend more weeks at No.1 in the 2010s overall, with Divide's latest
Sheeran's total number of weeks at No.1 in
the decade to 30, six short of Adele's tally.
For all its achievements, ÷ turned in the lowest sales tally of its 19 week
chart career - and the lowest for a No.1 album since La La Land topped 23 weeks
ago with 15,174 sales - with a combined tally of 25,392, including 9,161 from
streams. Its career tally of 2,053,639 sales includes a contribution of 433,809
from streams, and compares favourably to every other album in the 2010s aside
from Adele's twin behemoths 21, which had a same stage tally of 2,443,114 sales;
and 25, with 2,901,792 sales. Both tallies were achieved without the benefit of
The first female group comprising entirely of sisters to have a No.1 album when
their debut release Days Are Gone topped the list on sales of 37,005 copies in
October 2013, Haim finally released their follow-up, Something To Tell You, and
secure a No.2 debut on sales of 18,319 copies. Comprising Alana, Este and
Danielle Haim, the Los Angeles trio pulled no fewer
than five Top 75 entries off their first album, the most successful of which -
The Wire - debuted and peaked at No.16 a week before Days Are Gone made its
debut, helping the album to achieve sales-to-date of 300,244 copies, 1,262 of
which occur in its latest frame, which see it rise 145-83.. Want You Back is the
first single from Something To Tell You, and achieved a modest No.59 peak on the
OCC chart in May, while reaching No.33 on the radio airplay chart. It re-enters
the Top 75 this week, moving 89-56 (6,381 sales) to achieve a new peak.
No.102 last week entirely on the basis of streams from Tidal, 4:44 now jumps to
No.3 (12,980 sales) to become Jay-Z's 4th Top 10 album and 15th Top 75 album in
the UK. It is the follow-up to Magna Carta...Holy Grail, which gave him his
first and thus far only No.1 album here when it opened atop the list on sales of
39,386 copies four years ago this very week. That marked a personal best for
Jay-Z, just beating the 38,681 copies that The Blueprint 3 sold when it debuted
at number four in 2009. Jay-Z had sold 3,230,812 albums in the UK prior to the
release of 4:44. 2004 Linkin Park collaboration Collision Course is the biggest
seller, contributing 462,927 of those sales - though some see it as an EP rather
than an album because of its short (a tad over 21 minutes) playing time. Jay-Z's
biggest selling full length album, and solo album, is The Blueprint 3, with
396,018 sales. 4:44 will become Jay-Z's 14th US number one later this week, a
total exceeded only by The Beatles.
After reaching No.21 with their 2013 debut album, Inform Educate Entertain,
London duo Public Service Broadcasting were just one place but 2,051 sales from
making the Top 10 with 2015 follow-up, The Race For Space. Like that album,
follow-up Every Valley is a concept album and one that easily secures the pair
their initial Top 10 appearance, debuting at No.4 on sales of 11,979 copies.
Radiohead's OK Computer (12-7, 7,265 sales) and Little Mix's Glory Days (11-9,
5,827 sales) both return to the Top 10, which is completed by declines for Human
(3-5, 9,190 sales) by Rag'n'Bone Man, Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1 (2-6, 8,959 sales)
by Calvin Harris, How Did We Get So Dark? (4-8, 6,631 sales) by Royal Blood and
the stationary X (5,668 sales) by Ed Sheeran.
Overall album sales are down 4.50% week-on-week at 1,586,358, 3.76% above same
week 2016 sales of 1,528,931. Streaming accounted for 737,041 sales – 46.46% of
the total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 7.13% week-on-week at 849,317,
their second lowest level since 1994 and 17.02% below same week 2016 sales of
No.1 for the
third week in a row, and ninth week in total - becoming the 20th song in chart
history to reach the latter target - Despacito remains well clear of the chasing
pack for Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, with sales of 72,617
copies (including 45,041 from sales-equivalent streams). DJ Khaled's Wild
Thoughts (feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller) is its runner-up for the third time on
sales of 56,065 copies and French Montana's Unforgettable (feat. Swae Lee) is
also static at No.3 (42,267 sales).
The only new entry to the Top 10 is Sigala & Ella Eyre's Came Here For Love,
which climbs 12-6 (32,628 sales). Helped by the track's 59p pricing at iTunes,
the track returns East Anglian producer/DJ Sigala to the Top 10 for the first
time since his initial flurry of four straight Top 10 entries between September
2015 and July 2016, and earns Eyre her third Top 10 hit, following earlier
collaborations with Rudimental and DJ Fresh.
Calvin Harris scores his 19th Top 5 hit, 10 years after The Girls became his
first, with latest single Feels (feat. Pharrell, Katy Perry & Big Sean)
advancing 6-4 (38,300 sales). The track also raises Perry's tally of Top 5 hits
Elsewhere in the Top 10, Maggie Lindemann's debut hit Pretty Girl holds at No.9
(30,504 sales) while there are declines for Mama (4-5, 34,480 sales) by Jonas
Blue feat. William Singe, Strip That Down (5-7, 31,780 sales) by Liam Payne
feat. Quavo, Your Song (7-8, 30,836 sales) by Rita Ora and Power (8-10, 29,795
sales) by Little Mix.
Overall singles sales are down 1.30% week-on-week at 13,147,787; 35.87% above
same week 2016 sales of 9,676,446. Streams accounted for 11,834,749 sales, a
record 90.01% of the total. Paid-for sales are down 3.68% week-on-week at
1,313,038 – a mere 808 below their 2017 nadir plumbed four week ago but their
lowest level since week ending 16 December 2006 (552 weeks ago) when 1,266,194
singles were sold. They are 24.87% below same week 2016 sales of 1,747,724 and
below same-week, previous-year sales for the 206th week in a row.COMPLETE