'Despacito' reigns for a second week
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
This week's big chart
battle between country star Chris Stapleton and rapper Logic won the
latter, his third studio album 'Everybody' shoots at the summit with
265,000 equivalent sales. 247,000 of it were sold in Logic's native
country, the United States, alone. It's the first global number one
for the 27 year-old rapper. 210,000 physical and digital copies were
sold (pure album sales). That's much more than Logic's former set 'The
Incredible True Story' moved in its initial week: 124,000 copies...
enough for a no.5 debut in the week 48, 2015. The second release of
American country singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton follows shy behind
at the vice-position with 238,000 consumption units. In the United
States it sold 219,000 and it Canada 11,000, according to Billboard.
213,000 physical and digital copies were sold, so it's this week's
best-selling album. Third highest debut of the week and another
+200,000 seller, is the sixth studio album of the seven-member
Japanese boy band Kis-My-Ft2. 'Music Colosseum'
lands at no.3 with 206,000
according to Oricon.
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 3,000 / 9,905,000, '21' by Adele 11,000 / 28,660,000,
'24k Magic' by Bruno Mars 65,000 / 2,647,000, '25' by Adele
20.567.000, '4 Your Eyez Only'
by J.Cole 13,000 / 977,000, 'A Head Full Of Dreams' by Coldplay
/ 4,315,000, 'Anti' by Rihanna 19,000 / 1,958,000, 'Automaton' by
Jamiroquai 17,000 / 220,000, the 'Beauty And The Beast 2017'
soundtrack 41,000 / 658,000, 'Beauty Behind The Madness' by
The Weeknd 10,000 / 2,667,000, 'Blue & Lonesome' by Rolling Stones
7,000 / 1,846,000, 'Blurryface' by Twenty One Pilots
23,000 / 3,016,000, 'Culture' by Migos 37,000 / 838,000, 'Dangerous Woman' by Ariana Grande
1,447,000, the 'Fast & Furious 8' soundtrack 51,000 / 232,000, the 'Fifty Shades Darker' soundtrack
703,000, 'Future' by Future 33,000 / 700,000, 'Glory
Days' by Little Mix 10,000 / 803,000, 'Hardwired...To Self-Destruct'
by Metallica 20,000 / 2,383,000, 'Hndrxx' by Future 18,000 / 462,000,
'Human' by Rag'n'Bone Man 57,000 / 1,131,000,
'I Decided' by Big Sean
633,000, 'I See You' by The XX 3,000 /
'Illuminate' by Shawn Mendes 29,000 / 1,161,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith
6,865,000, 'Joanne' by Lady GaGa 10,000 /
1,320,000, the 'La La Land' soundtrack 24,000 / 1.122,000, 'Lemonade' by Beyoncé
7,000 / 2,993,000, 'Memories...Do Not Open' by Chainsmokers 63,000 /
639,000, the 'Moana' soundtrack 52,000 / 1,325,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber 18,000 /
5,732,000, 'Spirit' by Depeche Mode 24,000 / 539,000, 'Starboy' by The
Weeknd 46,000 / 2,265,000, the 'Suicide Squad' soundtrack
1,262,000, 'The Getaway' by Red Hot Chili Peppers 2,000 / 1,418,000, 'This Is Acting' by Sia
16,000 / 1,849,000,
'Traveller' by Chris Stapleton 24,000 / 2,214,000, the
'Trolls' soundtrack 25,000 / 1,227,000, 'Turn Up The Quiet' by Diana
Krall 60,000 / 60,000, 'Views' by Drake 25,000 /
3,321,000, 'Wonderland' by Take That 8,000 / 210,000, 'X' by Ed Sheeran
30,000 / 9,437,000.
GLOBAL ALBUM CHART
Will it be the big summer smash 2017? 'Despacito' by Puerto Rican
singer / songwriter Luis Fonsi and compatriot and rapper Daddy Yankee
defends its regency on the Global Track Chart for a second week and
grows up another 16% to 492.000 points. The song leads (or led) so
many national charts, for example in the United States, United
Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Brazil,
Mexico, Canada, Sweden, Portugal... and, and, and. Ed Sheeran's 'Shape
Of You' remains at the vice position with 385,000 points, a total of
9,793,000 after only 18 weeks on the tally, enough for a climb to
no.66 on the
ALL TIME CHART. No change
also at no.3, there ranks a second week 'I'm The One' by the all-star
cooperation between rapper DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The
Rapper and Lil Wayne with 304,000 points. There are only two debuts
this week: 'Slow Hands' by One Direction member Niall Horan opens at
no.24 with 101,000 points and 'Unforgettable' by rapper French Montana
feat. Swae Lee bows at no.30 with 90,000 points. Outside
the Top 40 waiting among other 'Colors' by V6 at no.42, 'Tuesday' by
Burak Yeter feat. Danelle Sandoval at no.48, and 'Way Down We Go' by Kaleo at no.50 for their first appearance on the big
COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART
30 years ago
"La Isla Bonita" by
was another iconic smash by the legendary superstar
it led the Global Chart for five weeks and ranked at no.3 on the
year-end countdown 1987
Harry Styles and Zac Brown Band topping Billboard 200
Thuesday, May 23, 2017
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
Harry Styles bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with his
self-titled debut effort, launching with 230,000 equivalent album units
earned in the week ending May 18, according to
Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 193,000 were
in traditional album sales.
With Styles’ start of 193,000 he earns the biggest debut sales week for a U.K.
male artist’s first full-length album since Nielsen Music began tracking sales
in 1991. He surpasses the previous record holder, Sam Smith, who saw his In the
Lonely Hour album launch with 166,000 copies sold at No. 2 back in 2014.
In addition, Styles is just the second U.K. male artist to bow at No. 1 with a
debut album in the 61-year history of the Billboard 200. He follows his former
One Direction bandmate, Zayn, who entered at No. 1 with Mind of Mine on the
chart dated April 16, 2016 (with 157,000 units and 112,000 in traditional album
At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Zac Brown Band debuts with its latest effort,
Welcome Home. It enters with 146,000 units, of which 139,000 were in traditional
album sales. The group’s last studio effort, 2015’s Jekyll + Hyde, bowed at No.
1 with 228,000 units and 214,000 copies sold. In total, Zac Brown Band has
top 10 albums: Welcome Home, Jekyll + Hyde, Uncaged (No. 1 in 2012), You Get
What You Give (No. 1 in 2010) and The Foundation (No. 9, 2010).
Kendrick Lamar’s former No. 1 DAMN. stays steady at No. 3 with 117,000 units
(down 13 percent), while Chris Stapleton’s From A Room: Volume 1 dips from No. 2
to No. 4 in its second week with 75,000 units (down 66 percent). The Guardians
of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 soundtrack falls one slot to No. 5
with 69,000 units (down 21 percent).
Paramore scores its third top 10 album, as its new studio effort After Laughter
starts at No. 6 with 67,000 units (53,000 in traditional album sales). It’s the
act’s first studio release since its 2013 self-titled set, which bowed at No. 1
with 106,000 copies sold in its first week. The band previously logged a top 10
with its 2009 album Brand New Eyes (debuting and peaking at No. 2).
Drake’s More Life descends 5-7 with 58,000 units (down 7 percent) in its ninth
week on the chart. The former chart-topper spent three weeks leading the list.
Machine Gun Kelly nets his third top 10 effort, as Bloom bows at No. 8 with
57,000 units (and 38,000 in traditional album sales). The rapper previously
visited the top 10 with General Admission (No. 4 in 2015) and Lace Up (No. 4,
Rounding out the new top 10 are Ed Sheeran’s former two-week No. 1 ÷ (Divide),
which slips 6-9 with 47,000 units (down 5 percent) and Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic, as
it moves 8-10 with 41,000 units (down 2 percent). Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's
"Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, tops the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated
June 3) for a second week.
"Despacito" leads the Streaming Songs chart for a second
week, with 59.4 million U.S. streams (up 9 percent) in the week ending May 18,
according to Nielsen Music. It also rules the Digital Song Sales chart for a
third week, with 115,000 downloads sold (up 11 percent) in the week ending May
18; for a second consecutive week, the remix with Bieber, released April 17,
accounts for 73 percent of the song's sales. On Radio Songs, "Despacito" bounds
11-7 with 72 million in all-format airplay audience (up 27 percent) in the week
ending May 21.
Bruno Mars' "That's What I Like" ranks at No. 2 on the Hot 100 for a third week
after topping the May 13 chart. Still, it leads the Radio Songs chart for a
third frame, with 173 million in audience (down 1 percent), and tops Hot R&B
Songs for a 14th week and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a seventh frame.
Back to Bieber: Not only did "Despacito" mark a milestone for Latin music with
its Hot 100 coronation a week ago, but it also made history for Bieber, who
became the first artist ever to notch new Hot 100 No. 1s in back-to-back weeks,
as a week earlier (on the May 20-dated chart) he debuted at the summit as
featured on DJ Khaled's "I'm the One," also featuring Quavo, Chance the Rapper
and Lil Wayne. After descending to No. 3 last week (in its second frame), the
collab holds at No. 3. "One" rebounds 3-2 on Streaming Songs (45.7 million,
essentially even week-over-week), while slipping 2-3 on Digital Song Sales
(77,000, down 4 percent).COMPLETE
"Amar Pelos Dois" by
Salvador Sobral from
Portugal is this year's winner from the Eurovision Song Contest
the song got 758 points, 143 more than its nearest competitor,
Kristian Kostov from Bulgaria with 'Beautiful Mess'
Music Week Report
Harry Styles' debut album shoots at the top
Monday, May 22, 2017
by Alan Jones, London
The second of the five original members of One Direction to release a solo
album, Harry Styles emulates his former colleague Zayn by topping the
chart with said release. Home to introductory solo single Sign Of The Times,
which itself debuted at No.1 last month, Styles' eponymous first album
racked up sales of 56,630 copies last week (including 10,057
from streams), and becomes his fifth No.1 in all,
following four One Direction albums to the summit. It can't match the 93,189
copies their last album, Made In The A.M., sold on debut in 2015 before they
went on hiatus but he certainly has bragging rights over Zayn, whose Mind Of
Mine sold just 22,250 copies when it topped the chart in March 2016, and has
since gone on to sell 75,471 copies, of which just 42,440 were paid-for. That's
4,133 fewer than Styles paid-for sales last week alone. Styles has really turned
it around against Malik, whose debut solo single, Pillowtalk, sold 112,497
copies (including 49,719 from streams) to debut atop the chart in February 2016,
compared to the 62,900 copies (including 23,472 from streams) that Sign Of The
Times sold to do likewise.
Ed Sheeran's ÷ repeats at No.2 (39,949 sales), and Rag'N'Bone Man's first album
Human is still at No.3 (23,261 sales).
Tennessee rock quartet Paramore topped the chart with third album Brand New Eyes
in 2009 on first week sales of
53,596 in 2009. Their eponymous follow-up also topped the list on sales
of 39,234 in 2013 but they fail to register their third straight No.1,
with fifth studio album, After Laughter settling for a No.4 debut
(22,922 sales). Although it peaked at No.24, Paramore's 2007 album Riot!
remains their biggest seller, with to-date sales of 436,255 copies.
Former Jam and Style Council leader, Paul Weller's 13th regular solo album, A
Kind Revolution, debuts at No.5 (22,276 sales) a mere nine weeks after his first
soundtrack album, Jawbone, debuted and peaked at No.44 (1,974 sales) and six
weeks after Stone Foundation's Street Rituals - on which he sang and was
producer - reached No.25 (3,337 sales). Weller, who is abnout to become a father
for the eighth time, turns 59 next Thursday (25th) and his last regular album,
Saturns Pattern, debuted and peaked at No.2 (25,726 sales) two years ago next
The fourth and last new entry to The Top 10 is J Hus' debut release, Common
Sense (No.6, 17,973 sales), which is covered in more depth in the singles
After debuting at No.1 last week, Kasabian's For Crying Out Loud slides to No. 7
Completing the Top 10 are More Life (6-8, 7,680 sales) by Drake, Damn (7-9,
6,682 sales) by Kendrick Lamar and Life Love Flesh Blood, which re-enters the
Top 10 for Irish singer/songwriter Imelda May, bouncing 15-10 (6,398 sales),
following her appearance on The Graham Norton Show.
Overall album sales are up 0.30% week-on-week at 1,700,920, 8.47% above same
week 2016 sales of 1,568,101. Streaming accounted for a record 763,618 sales –
44.89% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 0.20% week-on-week at
937,302, 9.02% below same week 2016 sales of 1,030,280.
Ending a run of five straight weeks in which leadership
of the singles chart has changed hands, Luis Fonsi's Despacito (feat. Daddy
Yankee & Justin Bieber) massively increases its lead in an unchanged Top 3.
Despacito's sales are up 31.71% week-on-week at 94,730 (including 52,471 from
streams), while DJ Khaled's I'm The One (feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The
Rapper & Lil Wayne) suffers a 5.90% diminution in sales, to 58,545, as it holds
at No.2, and Clean Bandit's Symphony (feat. Zara Larsson) ebbs 5.73% to 40,927,
while remaining at No.3. Despacito's tally is the highest for a No.1 single for
The only new entry to the Top 10 is J. Hus' Did You See, which climbs for the
eighth week in a row, advancing 12-9 (30,537 sales). Without a hit record to his
name at the start of the year, developing Afrobeat/grime star Hus had a minor
chart entry in collaboration with Dave and featured on Stormzy's No.22 single
Bad Boys before Did You See earned him his solo chart debut in March. His debut
album, Common Sense, is also in the Top 10, debuting at No.6 with 11,210 of its
17,973 sales coming from streaming. It is that streaming that gives Did You See
a lift and also provides the impetus for four other tracks from the album to
register in the Top 75, with Fisherman (feat. Mo Stack and Mist) debuting at
No.47 (11,388 sales), Common Sense at No.55 (8,824 sales), Bouff Daddy at No.65
(7,733 sales) and Spirit at No.68 (7,373 sales).
Elsewhere in this week's Top 10, there's a new peak for Shawn Mendes' There's
Nothing Holdin' Me Back (5-4, 38,713 sales) and a resurgence for Harry Styles'
Sign Of The Times, which jumps 10-6 (34,213 sales) five weeks after debuting at
No.1. Five other tracks from Styles' eponymous No.1 album are in the Top 75,
largely due to streaming sales. They are existing chart entry Sweet Creature
(74-46, 11,576 sales) and new arrivals Carolina (No.51, 9,782 sales), Two Ghosts
(No.58, 8,406 sales), Meet Me In The Hallway (No.64, 7,959 sales) and Kiwi
(No.66, 7,524 sales).
Completing the top tier, Shape Of You (4-5, 38,268 sales) and Galway Girl (6-10,
30,530 sales) extend Ed Sheeran's presence in the Top 10 to 19 weeks, while
Swalla (7-7, 33,367 sales) and Unforgettable (8-8, 32,289 sales) are static for
Jason Derulo feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign and French Montana feat. Swae
Overall singles sales are up 0.85% week-on-week at a record 13,695,152, 33.10%
above same week 2016 sales of 10,289,263. Streams accounted for a best-ever
12,316,410 sales, 89.93% of the total. Paid-for sales are up 2.15% week-on-week
at 1,378,742 – 29.94% below same week 2016 sales of 1,967,801 and below
same-week, previous-year sales for the 198th week in a row.COMPLETE