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Global Chart Report

Harry Styles tops a twelfth week
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden


'As It Was' by Harry Styles keeps the pole position for an excellent tweftth week with another 393,000 points (down 2%). That gives a total of 4,946,000 points so far and the song jumps at no.2 on the year-to-date list, behind 'Stay' by Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber (5,125,000 points). Broken down by segments 'As It Was' generated 238,000 points by streaming last week (down 4%), 38,000 points by sales (down 2,5%), and 117,000 points by airplay (up 2%). Since its release, the airplay share of 'As It Was' has continued to grow up and it's the most played song globally since eight weeks. As expected, 'Glimpse Of Us' by Japanese singer, songwriter, rapper, comedian and former Internet personality and YouTuber Joji makes another big jump this week from no.8 to the runner-up slot with 287,000 points, a massive 60% boost. The 1985 classic 'Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)' by Kate Bush slides down at no.3 with 243,000 points (down 10%). Four songs from

Drake's new album 'Honestly, Nevermind' entering the current Top 40 and highest of it is the final track of the set, calling 'Jimmy Cooke', a collab with rapper 21 Savage. The song arrives at no.11 with 153,000 points. 'ABCDEFU' by Gayle (this week at no.25 with 96,000 points) is the 444th smash in history, which enters the ALL TIME CHART. This list brings all songs together with more than 6 million total points. 'ABCDEFU' bows on that list at no.429 with 6,056,000 points so far. Of Us', by Japanese singer, songwriter, rapper, comedian and former Internet personality and YouTuber Joji. The chilling piano ballad starts with 179,000 points and it seems that it'll even jump into the Top 3 next week. Shakira lands her first Top 10 hit since eight years, 'Te Felicito', the lead single of her upcoming twelfth studio album, rises to no.9 with 179,000 points (up 25%). Outside our weekly Top 40 waiting among other 'Texts To Green' by Drake at no.41, 'Break My Soul' by Beyoncé at no.44, and 'Until I Found You' by Stephen Sanchez at no.48 for their first appearance on the big list. From January 2022 on there's a change in the composition of the Global Album Chart. The reason is the different approach to merging sales figures and streaming (equivalent sales) in various countries. This leads to distortions. That's why we decided, that the national equivalent sales are additionally weighted to the market size of the countries (according to the latest IFPI informations). This will also ensure a little more stability in our Top 10. Let's take a look on our current tally: 'Proof', the first anthology album by the South Korean boy group BTS, exploded easily atop the Global Chart with stellar 1,408,000 equivalent sales, the highest weekly sales frame of an album since Adele's '30' started in the week 48, 2021 with 1,586,000 sales. No change at no.2 and no.3 this week with Seventeen's 'Face The Sun' and 398,000 sales (up 89%), respectively with Harry Styles' 'Harry's House' and 169,000 sales (down 14%). It has become a very rare occurence that an album generated more than 10 million sales today, but it happened this week. 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish, released on March 29, 2019, has now a total of 10.011.000 equivalent sales. The last album that broke the 10 million wall was the soundtrack to Disney's animation classic 'Frozen' in the calendar week 40, 2020. And now, as every week, additional stats from outside the current Global Album Top 10 in alphabetic order, the first figure means last week's sales, the second figure the total sales: '1989' by Taylor Swift 26,000 / 13,063,000, '21' by Adele 11,000 / 31,508,000, '25' by Adele 11,000 / 23,944,000, '30' by Adele 25,000 / 5,117,000, the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 4,000 / 7,010,000, 'After Hours' by The Weeknd 32,000 / 6,296,000, 'An Evening With Silk Sonic' by Silk Sonic 13,000 / 1,090,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 16,000 / 6,952,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 18,000 / 8,762,000, 'Certified Lover Boy' by Drake 46,000 / 4,061,000, 'Dangerous: The Double Album' by Morgan Wallen 61,000 / 4,811,000, 'Dawn FM' by The Weeknd 34,000 / 1,631,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 26,000 / 18,843,000, 'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 16,000 / 5,524,000, 'Donda' by Kanye West 15,000 / 2,141,000, 'DS4Ever' by Gunna 20,000 / 1,265,000, the 'Encanto' soundtrack 38,000 / 2,573,000, 'Equals' by Ed Sheeran 61,000 / 3,270,000, 'Evermore' by Taylor Swift 13,000 / 3,354,000, 'Fighting Demons' by Juice WRLD 19,000 / 1,112,000, 'Fine Line' by Harry Styles 43,000 / 7,374,000, 'Folklore' by Taylor Swift 24,000 / 5,388,000, 'F*ck Love' by The Kid Laroi 31,000 / 3,914,000, 'Future Nostalgia' by Dua Lipa 43,000 / 6,269,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice WRLD 24,000 / 6,064,000, the soundtrack of the Original Hollywood Cast to 'Hamilton: An American Musical' 14,000 / 4,810,000, 'Happier Than Ever' by Billie Eilish 35,000 / 2,992,000, 'Hollywood's Bleeding' by Post Malone 32,000 / 8,077,000, 'Justice' by Justin Bieber 35,000 / 3,637,000, 'Legends Never Die' by Juice WRLD 22,000 / 5,176,000, 'Map Of The Soul: 7' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 23,000 / 7,932,000, 'Montero' by Lil Nas X 26,000 / 1,922,000, 'Music To Be Murdered By' by Eminem 5,000 / 3,191,000, 'My Turn' by Lil Baby 21,000 / 4,448,000, 'No.6 Collaborations' by Ed Sheeran 4,000 / 4,581,000, 'Oddinary' by Stray Kids 8,000 / 851,000, 'Planet Her' by Doja Cat 55,000 / 3,669,000, 'Positions' Ariana Grande 14,000 / 3,285,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 24,000 / 6,599,000, 'Red (Taylor's Version)' by Taylor Swift 27,000 / 2,641,000, 'Scorpion' by Drake 16,000 / 8,242,000, '7220' by Lil Durk 27,000 / 751,000, 'Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon' by Pop Smoke 31,000 / 6,796,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 14,000 / 7,043,000, 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack 5,000 / 9,255,000, 'The Highlights' by The Weeknd 33,000 / 3,062,000, 'Unlimited Love' by Red Hot Chili Peppers 12,000 / 511,000, 'Voyage' by Abba 5,000 / 1,969,000, 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish 24,000 / 10,011,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 9,000 / 13,209,000.

GLOBAL NO.1 - 20 YEARS AGO ... "Without Me" is the lead single from Eminem's fourth studio album, The Eminem Show (2002), and was released on May 14, 2002. The song was a huge success around the globe and went to no.1 in many countries, including United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden and Norway. The opening lyric "Two trailer park girls go round the outside" is based on the single "Buffalo Gals" by Malcolm McLaren and mocks underground artist Canibus, while the introduction — "Obie Trice, real name, no gimmicks" — is sampled from Obie Trice's own track "Rap Name". It also heavily samples Michael Jackson's hit song, "Billie Jean". The song mocks a number of Eminem's critics, including then-Vice-President Dick Cheney, the FCC, Chris Kirkpatrick, Limp Bizkit, Moby and Prince. It also lampoons comparisons of him to Elvis Presley as a white man succeeding commercially in a predominantly black art form. A line also attacks his mother Debbie Mathers for the lawsuit she filed for the lyrics of his debut single "My Name Is". The funny video clip received various MTV Video Music Awards and a Grammy Award.

Billboard Report
Drake rules Top 200 Album Chart and Hot 100
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

Drake’s Honestly, Nevermind debuts atop the Billboard 200 albums chart (dated July 2), giving the superstar his 11th No. 1 on the chart. The surprise release was announced on June 16,

and the album dropped at midnight on June 17. The set is a sonic left-turn from the hip-hop giant, as it is “almost entirely composed of moody electronic atmospherics and body-moving dancefloor heat” and “leans on the house music scene” with collaborations from “seven house music producers with varying degrees of mainstream fame.” Drake becomes the fifth act with more than 10 No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 since the chart began regularly publishing on a weekly basis in 1956. He joins The Beatles (who lead with a record 19 No. 1s), Jay-Z (14), Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand (each with 11). Honestly, Nevermind launches with 204,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending June 23, according to Luminate. Streaming activity powered 94% of the album’s first week sum. Of Honestly, Nevermind’s 204,000 equivalent album units earned, SEA units comprise 191,000 (equaling 250.23 million on-demand official streams of

the set’s tracks), album sales comprise 11,000 and TEA units comprise 2,000. At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Bad Bunny’s chart-topping Un Verano Sin Ti is a non-mover with 121,000 equivalent album units (down 8%). Un Verano Sin Ti has tallied over 100,000 in each of its first seven weeks on the chart. The last title to do so was Drake’s Scorpion, which saw its first seven weeks all exceed 100,000 units (July 28-Aug 25. 2018, charts). Harry Styles’ former leader Harry’s House is stationary at No. 3 with 79,000 equivalent album units (down 13%), BTS’ Proof falls 1-4 in its second week with 75,000 units (down 76%) and Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album rises 6-5 with 52,000 units (up less than 1%). Future’s former No. 1 I Never Liked You dips 5-6 with 49,000 units (down 11%), and Post Malone’s Twelve Carat Toothache descends 4-7 with 44,000 units (down 26%). Kevin Gates nabs his fifth top 10 album on the Billboard 200 as Khaza arrives at No. 8 with 38,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, SEA units comprise 34,000 (equaling 47.05 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks), album sales comprise 3,000 and TEA units comprise less than 1,000. Closing out the new top 10 are two former No. 1s: Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers (7-9 with 36,000 equivalent album units; down 14%) and Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour (8-10 with 32,000 units; up 1%). Drake‘s “Jimmy Cooks,” featuring 21 Savage, blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. The collaboration marks Drake’s 11th Hot 100 No. 1 and 21 Savage’s second. “Jimmy Cooks,” released on OVO / Republic Records, tallied 42.2 million streams, 3 million radio airplay audience impressions and 6,000 downloads sold in its first week (June 17-23), according to Luminate, following the June 17 arrival of parent album Honestly, Nevermind, announced only hours before its release. The track (seemingly an ode to the character of Jimmy Brooks that Drake portrayed on the CTV drama Degrassi: The Next Generation from 2001-08) arrives as the 1,138th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 63-year history, and the 62nd to enter on top. As “Sticky” debuts at No. 6 and “Falling Back” bows at No. 7 on the Hot 100, with 28.8 million and 27.8 million streams, respectively, Drake, thanks to those tracks and “Jimmy Cooks,” pads his record career count to 58 top 10s. Harry Styles’ “As It Was” drops to No. 2 after seven weeks atop the Hot 100. The track concurrently crowns the Songs of the Summer chart for a fourth week, after the seasonal survey, which tracks the top titles between Memorial Day and Labor Day, returned three weeks ago. Jack Harlow’s “First Class” slips 2-3 on the Hot 100, after three nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1, as it notches a third week atop the Radio Songs chart (84.3 million, up 3%). Future’s “Wait for U,” featuring Drake and Tems, falls 3-4 on the Hot 100, after a week at No. 1, and Lizzo’s “About Damn Time” retreats to No. 5 from its No. 4 Hot 100 high, as it leads the multi-metric Hot R&B Songs chart for a sixth week. Below Drake’s “Sticky” at No. 6 and “Falling Back” at No. 7 on the Hot 100, Joji’s “Glimpse of Us” rises 10-8 in its second week on the chart, led by its 40% increase to 25.6 million streams. Kate Bush’s 1985 classic “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” descends 5-9 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 4, fueled by its sync in Netflix’s Stranger Things, as it adds a third week each atop the multi-metric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and Hot Alternative Songs charts. Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves” backtracks 6-10, after five weeks at No. 1.

Record Of The Month
'Until I Found You' is a fantastic, old-fashioned tune with a lovely voice and an acoustic-guitar, performed by the 19 year-old American newcomer Stephen Sanchez.

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
Kate Bush stays at number one
Monday, June 27, 2022
by Alan Jones, London

Kate Bush continues atop the singles chart, with consumption of Running Up That Hill rising 0.85% to 78,568 units on its second week at the summit. The 1985 classic, which previously peaked at No.3, is in the fourth week of its renaissance, inspired by its use in multiple episodes of the fourth

season of Netflix’s hugely popular Stranger Things sci-fi/horror series. As streaming of the episodes declines slightly, so does streaming of the track, with sales-equivalent streams down 2.36% week-on-week to 71,448 – but purchases of digital downloads are up 50.53% week-on-week to a new high of 7,120 units. Running Up That Hill ended a 10-week residency in pole position for As It Was, the introductory single from Harry Styles’ album Harry’s House, which was pushed down to No.2 last week. Harry’s not going quietly, however, with his UK concert dates creating increased demand yet again for his recordings, with increases in consumption of As It Was (2-2, 64,078 sales), Late Night Talking (8-9, 32,845 sales) and, even as it leaves the Top 10, Music For A Sushi Restaurant (10-11, 30,856 sales). Only the fourth artist in chart history to register 100 hits, Drake adds his 122nd, 123rd and 124th – and 33rd, 34th and 35th Top 10 hits - with a trio of

new arrivals plucked from his surprise new album, Honestly, Nevermind, specifically Jimmy Cooks (No.7, 33,546 sales), Massive (No.8, 33,058 sales) and Falling Back (No.10, 31,374 sales). Jimmy Cooks also features 21 Savage, who thus scores his 14th hit but only second Top 10 entry. There are 14 tracks on Honestly, Nevermind – and if primary artist rules didn’t prevent Drake from having more than three hits at one time, all the rest would chart, giving him 14 of the 15 highest new entries to the chart this week. The highest-ranking of the 11 that are ‘starred-out’ is Sticky, which would be No.13 (28,024 sales) and the lowest Liability (10,778 sales), which would be No.64. There are new peaks in the Top 10 for Scottish DJ/production duo LF System’s first hit, Afraid To Feel (4-3, 52,663 sales) and Green Green Grass (6-5, 37,782 sales), which becomes George Ezra’s fourth top five hit. Completing the Top 10: Go (3-4, 38,200 sales) by Cat Burns and About Damn Time (5-6, 33,611 sales) by Lizzo. Singles consumption is up 1.39% week-on-week at 25,197,317 units, 14.13% above same week 2021 consumption of 22,078,136 units. Paid-for sales are up 4.23% week-on-week at 351,469 – 4.55% below same week 2021 sales of 368,225. In the closest race for album chart honours in a while, Foals made all the early running, with Drake easing ahead in the final sales flash of the week – but neither was destined for No.1 as, fresh from his UK tour dates, Harry Styles sneaked home with Harry’s House. Topping the chart for the third time in total, it does so on consumption of 27,468 units – an 11.42% hike week-on-week - made up of 2,454 CDs, 2,649 vinyl LPs, 43 cassettes, 586 digital downloads and 21,736 sales-equivalent streams. Drake’s surprise release Honestly, Nevermind nearly provided the Canadian rapper with his fourth No.1 just 40 weeks after Certified Lover Boy became his third – but its first week consumption of 27,123 units (688 digital downloads, the rest from streams) is 40.59% below the 45,651 copies that Certified Lover Boy achieved on debut. Honestly, Nevermind finished just 345 sales behind Harry’s House – the smallest gap between the top two since Michael Bublé beat Machine Gun Kelly by 210 12 weeks ago. They set off at a gallop, with a lead of more than 7,000 on Sunday’s sales flashes in pursuit of No.1 but Foals ended up in third place with seventh studio album Life Is Yours, on consumption of 21,311 sales. All of their albums have reached the Top 10, and Life Is Yours actually sold more copies on debut that their last album, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost: Part 2, which became their only No.1 to date, on sales of 20,505 in October 2019. Absent from the chart for a little over 14 years, Foals’ first album, Antidotes, was released on vinyl for the first time last Friday, and re-enters at No.71 (1,773 sales). It moves up to third place in their best-sellers list with 163,870 sales to date, behind 2015 release What Went Down (206,103 sales) and 2013’s Holy Fire (234,820 sales). Comprising Radiohead veterans Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood, and drummer Tom Skinner from jazz band Sons Of Kemet, The Smile reached No.19 with debut album, A Light For Attracting Attention in February, when it was available only digitally. It re-enters this week at No.5 (11,276 sales), having finally been released on vinyl and CD, with 7,334 of its sales in the former and 3,429 in the latter format. The rest of the Top 10: = (3-4, 11,607 sales) by Ed Sheeran, Gold Rush Kid (1-6, 10,612 sales) by George Ezra, Fine Line (6-7, 6,145 sales) by Harry Styles, Greatest Hits (12-8, 5,160 sales) by Queen, Sour (10-9, 4,724 sales) by Olivia Rodrigo and Divide (7-10, 4,490 sales) by Ed Sheeran. Overall album sales are up 2.96% week-on-week at 2,134,389, 22.00% above same week 2021 sales of 1,749,515. Physical product accounts for 326,582 sales, 15.30% of the total.