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Childish Gambino shoots at no.1
Thursday, May 17, 2018
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden

 

Post Malone's second album 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' tops the Global Album Chart for a second week with another healthy 282,000 equivalent sales, a total of 885,000 after two weeks at retail. Four songs from the set are still in the Global Top 40 Track Chart. Despite five new-entries this week, there isn't a debut in the top three: the soundtrack to 'The Greatest Showman' returns to no.2 in its 20th week on the tally with 113,000 sales, a total of 2,97 million so far. J.Cole's 'KOD' album moves up one slot at no.3 with 91,000 sales, a total of 705,000 after three weeks on the hitlist. Highest debut of the week is 'Attention Attention', the sixth studio album by the American rock band Shinedown. The effort bows at no.5 with 82,000 sales, 60,000 of it from the United States (according to Nielsen Music & Billboard), another 7,700 from United Kingdom (according to OCC). Next week Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' will be climb to no.3 of the decade-chart (included all

charts from January 2010 till to date). Adele's '21' leads this list with 29,12 million sales, followed by her '25' with 21,44 million and for the time being at no.3 is Michael Bublé's 'Christmas' with 11,76 million. 'Divide' reaches 11,73 million this week. 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 / 10,529,000, '21' by Adele 7,000 / 29,121,000, '24k Magic' by Bruno Mars 21,000 / 4,500,000, '25' by Adele 11,000 / 21,438,000, 'American Teen' by Khalid 26,000 / 2,010,000, 'Anti' by Rihanna 8,000 / 2,517,000, 'Beautiful Trauma' by Pink 20,000 / 2,545,000, 'Beauty Behind The Madness' by The Weeknd 9,000 / 3,166,000, the 'Black Panther' soundtrack 43,000 / 1,162,000, 'Blurryface' by Twenty One Pilots 8,000 / 3,652,000, 'Camila' by Camila Cabello 30,000 / 1.060,000, 'Culture II' by Migos 38,000 / 1,172,000, 'Damn.' by Kendrick Lamar 32,000 / 4,428,000, 'Dangerous Woman' by Ariana Grande 8,000 / 2,028,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 45,000 / 2,923,000, the 'Fifty Shades Freed' soundtrack 17,000 / 531,000, 'Finally' by Namie Amuro 11,000 / 2,216,000, 'Flicker' by Niall Horan 7,000 / 797,000, 'Helene Fischer' by Helene Fischer 21,000 / 1,263,000, 'Illuminate' by Shawn Mendes 14,000 / 2,231,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 10,000 / 7,553,000, 'Man Of The Woods' by Justin Timberlake 18,000 / 987,000, 'Melodrama' by Lorde 9,000 / 892,000, the 'Moana' soundtrack 14,000 / 2,741,000, 'More Life' by Drake 20,000 / 3,540,000, 'My Dear Melancholy,' by the Weeknd 42,000 / 557,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 42,000 / 681,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber 8,000 / 6,418,000, 'Red Pill Blues' by Maroon 5 12,000 / 867,000, 'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 31,000 / 3,766,000, 'Revival' by Eminem 18,000 / 1,758,000, 'Songs Of Experience' by U2 6,000 / 1,203,000, 'Starboy' by The Weeknd 16,000 / 3,591,000, 'Staying At Tamara's' by George Ezra 19,000 / 274,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 43,000 / 3,024,000, 'Tell Me You Love Me' by Demi Lovato 13,000 / 985,000, 'The Beautiful & Damned' by G-Eazy 11,000 / 733,000, 'The Thrill Of It All' by Sam Smith 18,000 / 2,234,000, 'Views' by Drake 16,000 / 4,237,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 21,000 / 10,804,000.  COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  A very tight race atop the Global Track Chart this week, there's a gap of only 3.000 points between no.1 and no.4... and the winner is: 'This Is America', the controversial song by American actor, comedian and singer, rapper, DJ Donald McKinley Glover Jr., better known under his stage name Childish Gambino. It's the seventh no.1 this year, last year at this time we had only 3 no.1's. But 'This Is America' rules with only 252,000 points, the lowest weekly frame for a no.1 since the week 27, 2014, when Ariana Grande's 'Problem' topped with only 234,000 points. This week Ariana Grande climbs back to no.2 with her new smash 'No Tears Left To Cry' and 250,000 points. Some hundred points behind ranks 'One Kiss' by Calvin Harris feat. Dua Lipa at no.3. And with another some hundred points behind slides Drake's 'Nice For What' with 249,000 points at no.4. Rounding out the top five is last week's no.1, 'Synchronicity' by Nogizaka 46, with 209,000 points. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other 'Done For Me' by Charlie Puth, Kehlani at no.51, 'Leave A Light On' by Tom Walker at no.55, and 'Zombie' by Bad Wolves no.60 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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'Beerbongs & Bentleys' spends second week at no.1
Thuesday, May 15, 2018
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles


Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys lands a second straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as the set earned 193,000 equivalent album units in the week ending

May 10 (down 58 percent from its debut frame), according to Nielsen Music. Malone is joined by four debuts in the top 10, as new efforts from Leon Bridges, Shinedown, Rae Sremmurd and Lake Street Dive all bow in the region. Beerbongs is just the third title to rack up multiple weeks at No. 1 in 2018, and the first by an artist, following Black Panther: The Album (with three weeks at No. 1) and The Greatest Showman soundtrack (two weeks in the top slot). Beerbongs is also the first album by an artist to notch back-to-back weeks at No. 1 since Taylor Swift’s reputation spent its first three weeks atop the tally (Dec. 2-16, 2017). (Reputation clocked one further week at No. 1, on the Jan. 6, 2018 chart.) Beerbongs’ second week on the list is powered by streaming activity, as it garnered 160,000 SEA units (down 44 percent). In terms of traditional album sales, it sold 24,000 copies (down 85 percent), while TEA units equaled just 9,000 (down 59 percent). At No. 2

on the Billboard 200, J. Cole’s former No. 1 KOD rises one rung with 68,000 units (down 35 percent). Singer-songwriter Bridges debuts at No. 3 with his second album, Good Thing. The title earned 66,000 units, with the bulk of that figure driven by traditional album sales (59,000). Both sums represent high-water marks for the artist. Good Thing is the top-selling album of the week as well, and launches at No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart. Good Thing lands Bridges his highest-charting effort, as his debut set Coming Home debuted and peaked at No. 6 in 2015, off a start of 42,000 units (38,000 in sales). Bridges’ sales launch, and the debuts of Shinedown and Lake Street Dive (more on them later), benefit greatly from concert ticket/album sale redemption offers with their latest tours. Cardi B’s previous chart-topper, Invasion of Privacy, holds at No. 4 with 62,000 units (down 13 percent). Rock band Shinedown scores its fourth top 10, as ATTENTION ATTENTION bows at No. 5 with 60,000 units (55,000 in traditional album sales). It’s the group’s fourth consecutive studio album to bow in the top 10, following Threat to Survival (No. 6 in 2015), Amaryllis (No. 4, 2012), and The Sound of Madness (No. 8, 2008). The group made its Billboard 200 debut nearly 15 years ago, when Leave a Whisper arrived on the Aug. 2, 3003-dated list at No. 159, on its way to a No. 53 peak in August of 2004. Rae Sremmurd’s three-part album, SR3MM, starts at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 with 57,000 units, giving the hip-hop duo (Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi) its third straight top 10. The 27-song set comprises three parts: SR3MM (Rae Sremmurd’s third studio set; the first nine songs of the project), Swaecation (the second nine songs, credited as a solo project from Swae Lee) and Jxmtro (the final nine songs, a solo offering from Slim Jxmmi). The resilient soundtrack to The Greatest Showman spends a 20th consecutive week in the top 10, as the album shifts 5-7 in its 22nd week on the tally (52,000 units; down 10 percent). The album debuted at No. 71 on the Dec. 30, 2017-dated list, jumped to No. 63 the next week, and then vaulted to No. 5 the following frame and has been in the top 10 ever since. The album spent two weeks atop the tally (Jan. 13 and 20). Rock band Lake Street Dive nabs its first Billboard 200 top 10 album and highest-charting effort yet, as its new set Free Yourself Up arrives at No. 8. The album also garners the group its biggest week yet in terms of units and traditional album sales, as it earned 32,000 units (of which 30,000 were in traditional album sales). Previously, the band’s high-water mark on the chart came with 2014’s Bad Self Portraits, which debuted and peaked at No. 18. Rounding out the Billboard 200’s new top 10 are former No. 1s Black Panther: The Album (moving 13-9 with 30,000 units; up 4 percent) and... Migos’ Culture II (climbing 12-10 with 29,000 units; down 5 percent). The musical alter ego of Donald Glover earns his first leader, as the track launches as the most-streamed and top-selling song of the week. Driven in large part by its buzzy, and socially-conscious video, Childish Gambino's new single "This Is America" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, launching as the most-streamed and top-selling song of the week, as it also arrives atop the Streaming Songs and Digital Song Sales charts. The track is the first Hot 100 leader for Donald Glover's musical alter ego, who took the stage to unveil the song as the musical guest on the May 5 episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live (as Glover hosted); the song and its video were released simultaneously around midnight ET Sunday, May 6. "America," released on mcDJ/Wolf + Rothstein/RCA (as Childish Gambino's first RCA single) is the 1,073rd No. 1 in the Hot 100's 59-year history. Here's a look at the song's start. No. 1 bow in streaming & sales: "America" opens atop Streaming Songs with 65.3 million U.S. streams in the week ending May 10, according to Nielsen Music (covering its first five days of availability). Notably, with the song's official video garnering much attention, video accounts for an extremely robust 68 percent of the song's streaming total. "America" also starts at No. 1 on Digital Song Sales with 78,000 downloads sold in the same tracking period, while drawing 9.4 million in all-genre radio airplay audience in the week ending May 13 (as it enters the Rap Airplay chart at No. 20 and R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay at No. 30). Childish Gambino's "America" is a rare socially-themed Hot 100 No. 1 (such as "We Are the World") and perhaps the most pointed example since Lady Gaga's equality anthem "Born This Way" in 2011. Drake's "Nice" ranks at No. 2 on the Hot 100 following its first four frames at No. 1, while his former 11-week "Plan" holds at No. 3. As Drake's run of consecutive weeks atop the Hot 100 ends at 15, he claims the fourth-longest such run in the chart's history. The Black Eyed Peas ruled for 26 straight weeks in 2009 with "Boom Boom Pow" (12) and "I Gotta Feeling" (14); Usher led for 19 frames in a row with "Yeah!" (featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris; 12) and "Burn" (seven) in 2004; and, Justin Bieber linked 17 straight weeks at No. 1 as featured (with Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne) on DJ Khaled's "I'm the One" (one) and Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" (16) in 2017. Despite its drop to No. 2 on the Hot 100, "Nice" is the chart's top Airplay Gainer award-winner for a fourth week and enters the Radio Songs top 10 (11-8; 72 million, up 18 percent), becoming Drake's 20th top on the airplay tally. Post Malone's "Psycho," featuring Ty Dolla $ign, drops to No. 4 from its No. 2 Hot 100 high, while, like "Nice," hitting the Radio Songs top 10 (12-9; 67.7 million, up 13 percent). Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign each earn their second Radio Songs top 10. Rounding out the Hot 100's top five, Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line's fellow No. 2-peaking collab "Meant to Be" dips 4-5. It leads the Hot Country Songs chart for a 24th week, tying FGL's own "Cruise," in 2012-13, for the longest command by a duo or group in the chart's history and the second-longest overall; Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road" ruled for a record 34 weeks in 2017.  COMPLETE CHARTS


Congratulations to Netta Barzilai and Israel for the terrific victory at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon. Her song 'Toy' won with 529 points, before Cyprus with 436 and Austria with 342 points. It was Israel's fourth win in the Eurovision Song Contest history, after 1978, 1979 and 1998.


United Kingdom
Music Week Report
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Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa have another strong week
Monday, May 14, 2018
by Alan Jones, London

 
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa’s Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa’s One Kiss enjoys an easy fourth straight week atop the singles chart, and has resumed growth, with consumption up 3.23% week-on-week to 71,997 sales, including 54,086 from sales-equivalent streams. It is only the second of Harris’ nine No.1 singles to spend four weeks

in a row at No.1, matching the run of 2008 Dizzee Rascal and Chrome collaboration Dance Wiv Me. His 2011 Rihanna collaboration, We Found Love, spent six weeks at No.1 in total but that was split into two runs of three weeks. It is a measure of how much Harris has achieved that, despite its lengthy No.1 tenancy, One Kiss is still only his 18th biggest seller, while it is Dua Lipa’s seventh biggest seller. Elsewhere in the Top 10, there are no new entries and only one record reaching a new peak – that being Answerphone (8-6, 32,096 sales) by Banx & Ranx and Ella Eyre feat, Yxng Bane. Drake’s Nice For What recovers 3-2 (53,643 sales), swapping places with Ariana Grande’s No Tears Left To Cry (2-3, 49,948 sales), while the rest of the Top 10 is: Freaky Friday (4-4, 45,486 sales) by Lil Dicky feat. Chris Brown, 2002 (5-5, 37,795 sales) by Anne-Marie, Paradise (7-7, 32,080 sales) by George Ezra, Lullaby (10-8, 30,222 sales) by Sigma & Paloma

Faith, Psycho (6-9, 26,666 sales) by Post Malone feat. Ty Dolla $ign and Better Now (9-10, 26,312 sales) by Post Malone. Overall singles sales are up 3.85% week-on-week to a record 17,728,100, 30.55% above same week 2017 sales of 13,579,429. Streams accounted for 16,750,468 sales, 94.49% of the total – both records. Paid-for sales are down 12.04% week-on-week at 977,632, and are 27.57% below same week 2017 sales of 1,349,688. They are below same-week, previous-year sales for the 249th week in a row. Three times The Motion Picture Soundtrack of The Greatest Showman has dipped to No.2, and three times it has immediately recaptured its throne. No.1 for the 15th time in 18 weeks, its latest encore is attended by consumption of 28,180 copies (including 10,126 sales-equivalent streams), the third lowest tally of its reign. Folk / alternative singer / songwriter Frank Turner has the highest of four new entries in the Top 10, but the No.3 debut (16,013 sales) of Be More Kind – the 36-year-old from Hampshire’s seventh studio album – is a step back from his last two albums, 2013’s Tape Deck Heart and 2015’s Positive Songs For Negative People, which both debuted and peaked at No.2 on introductory sales of 21,949 copies and 17,393 copies, respectively, and were his first Top 10 entries. All three albums debuted at No.1 on the vinyl album chart, with Be More Kind selling 2,671 copies in the format last week. More than eight years after his last regular studio album, The Defamation Of Strickland Banks, debuted at No.1 on sales of 68,173 copies in six days, and six years since his soundtrack album Ill Manors topped the chart on sales of 36,855 copies, Plan B returns with the less abrasive Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose, which debuts at No.5 (9,641 sales). It is also a more eclectic album than we have heard before from the 34-year-old, with hip-hop, R&B, house and jazz flavours all apparent. The follow-up to the rapper/singer’s 2006 debut Who Needs Actions When You Got Words - which peaked at No.30 - The Defamation Of Strickland Banks was a blockbusting concept album that spun-off the Top 10 hits Stay Too Long and She Said, and has sold 1,399,393 copies to date. Shinedown are set for their fourth straight Top 10 album in their native USA with sixth studio album Attention Attention – but the Florida rockers are in the UK Top 10 for the first time with the set, which debuts at No.8 on sales of 7,650 copies. Their first two albums fell short of the Top 200 here, but third album, The Sound Of Madness, reached No.143 in 2008, laying the groundwork for Amaryllis, which got to No.18 (6,598 sales) in 2012, and Threat To Survival, No.13 (7,006 sales) in 2015. Despite their Top 20 statuses, the latter pair trail The Sound Of Madness on cumulative sales. Their only silver album, it has thus far sold 74,940 copies. Electronic music producer and musician Jon Hopkins has worked with the likes of David Holmes, Coldplay and Imogen Heap, and has released soundtracks and collaborations with other artists as well as his solo releases. His last solo album, 2013’s Immunity, earned him his chart debut – peaking at No.63 – and a Mercury Prize nomination, which helped it to secure very respectable sales of 37,324. Follow-up Singularity – a collection of nine ambient soundscapes – makes a much bigger first impression this week, debuting at No.9 (5,680 sales). After debuting at No.1 last week, Post Malone’s second album, Beerbongs & Bentleys, slips to No.2 (25,058 Sales). It is No.16 on paid-for sales but way ahead at the top of the streaming chart, with the activity accounting for all but 2,882 of its sales. The rest of the Top 10: Staying At Tamara’s (5-4, 10,591 sales) by George Ezra, Divide (6-6, 8,930 sales) by Ed Sheeran, Speak Your Mind (3-7, 8,565 sales) by Anne-Marie and Dua Lipa (9-10, 5,448 sales). Overall album sales are down 2.51% week-on-week at 1,732,943, 2.19% above same week 2017 sales of 1,695,820. Streaming accounted for 1,018,768 sales – 58.79% of the total, both records. Sales of paid-for albums are down 9.50% week-on-week at 714,175, 23.96% below same week 2017 sales of 939,172.  COMPLETE CHARTS

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