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Global Chart Report

AKB 48 have their 29th no.1
Thursday, June 14, 2018
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden


It's a remarkable fact, that nine albums on this week's tally have six-digit numbers in sales, the same as in the last Christmas and New Year week, usually the two strongest sales weeks of the year. Three albums of it from South Korea. This country exerts an ever stronger influence on the international music scene. Boy group Wanna One wins this week's chart battle with the impact of their third EP 'Undivided'. The set bows with 364,000 sales, 355,000 of it from the band's native country alone, according to Hanteo. Meanwhile 'Love Yourself Tear' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) falls two slots down at no.4, but with another healthy 228,000 sales, a total of 1,73 million so far. Finally another South Korean boy group, Seventeen, arrives at no.6 this week with an album especially for the Japanese market: 'We Make You' jumps at no.2 there and at no.6 globally with 128,000 sales, according to Oricon. At no.1 in Japan and at no.2 globally with 305,000 sales bows 'Gr8est', the

second compilation by Japanese boy band Kanjani8. Because of the huge competition from Asia, the highly-traded new album by American rap superstar Kanye West lands only at no.3 with 283,000 equivalent sales. 208,000 from the United States alone, according to Nielsen Music / Billboard. Another 22,000 sales were generated in United Kingdom, according to OCC and 14,000 in Canada (Nielsen Music / Billboard). 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 / 10,570,000, '21' by Adele 7,000 / 29,149,000, '24k Magic' by Bruno Mars 18,000 / 4,577,000, '25' by Adele 10,000 / 21,479,000, 'American Teen' by Khalid 24,000 / 2,111,000, 'Anti' by Rihanna 7,000 / 2,545,000, 'Beautiful Trauma' by Pink 20,000 / 2,787,000, 'Beauty Behind The Madness' by The Weeknd 9,000 / 3,202,000, the 'Black Panther' soundtrack 30,000 / 1,313,000, 'Camila' by Camila Cabello 27,000 / 1.175,000, 'Culture II' by Migos 30,000 / 1,303,000, 'Damn.' by Kendrick Lamar 24,000 / 4,537,000, 'Dangerous Woman' by Ariana Grande 8,000 / 2,060,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 65,000 / 12,002,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 42,000 / 3,096,000, the 'Fifty Shades Freed' soundtrack 12,000 / 593,000, 'Golden' by Kylie Minogue 11,000 / 274,000, 'Helene Fischer' by Helene Fischer 9,000 / 1,313,000, 'Illuminate' by Shawn Mendes 15,000 / 2,288,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 9,000 / 7,595,000, 'KOD' by J.Cole 42,000 / 931,000, 'Man Of The Woods' by Justin Timberlake 10,000 / 1,042,000, the 'Moana' soundtrack 14,000 / 2,797,000, 'More Life' by Drake 18,000 / 3,616,000, 'My Dear Melancholy,' by the Weeknd 27,000 / 683,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 32,000 / 827,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber 8,000 / 6,450,000, 'Red Pill Blues' by Maroon 5 34,000 / 941,000, 'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 30,000 / 3,900,000, 'Revival' by Eminem 14,000 / 1,819,000, 'Songs Of Experience' by U2 4,000 / 1,222,000, 'Starboy' by The Weeknd 14,000 / 3,651,000, 'Staying At Tamara's' by George Ezra 22,000 / 351,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 39,000 / 3,183,000, 'Tell Me You Love Me' by Demi Lovato 11,000 / 1,032,000, 'The Beautiful & Damned' by G-Eazy 10,000 / 776,000, 'The Thrill Of It All' by Sam Smith 17,000 / 2,307,000, 'Views' by Drake 15,000 / 4,301,000, 'Voicesnotes' by Charlie Puth 32,000 / 222,000, 'Wildness' by Snow Patrol 33,000 / 108,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 19,000 / 10,885,000.  COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  'Teacher Teacher', the summer single 2018 of the Japanese pop phenomenon AKB 48, bows as expected, easily at no.1 with 669,000 points. It's the 29th global no.1 smash for the idol group. For comparison: Madonna and Elvis Presley had 22 no.1 hits, the Beatles 21 and Michael Jackson 13 no.1's. 'Teacher Teacher' is also the 38th Global Top 10 success for AKB 48, the same number as the Beatles managed. Madonna is still the act with the most Top 10 hits (47), Elvis Presley follows with 43 and Michael Jackson is on the fifth place with 33 hits. Back to this week's hitlist: 'One Kiss' by Scottish DJ Calvin Harris and British singer, songwriter and model Dua Lipa (temporarily) slides down to the runner-up slot with 284,000 points, a 5,5% increase compared to the previous week. Ariana Grande's 'No Tears Left To Cry' sails to no.3 with 238,000 points (down 2%). 'Teacher Teacher' by AKB 48 leads massive nine debuts on the current tally. Second highest new-entry is 'Girls Like You' by Maroon 5. It's third single from their album 'Red Blue Pills' with guest vocals by rap newcomer Cardi B and bows at no.4 with 210,000 points. Three debuts are from Kanye West's new album 'Ye': 'Yikes' arrives at no.16 with 126,000 points, 'All Mine' comes in at no.18 with 119,000 points and 'Ghost Town' bows at no.27 with 88,000 points. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other 'I'll Be There' by Jess Glynne at no.42 and 'Familiar' by Liam Payne and J Balvin at no.54 for their first appearance on the big list.  COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART

40 YEARS AGO ... 'Rivers Of Babylon' by Boney M. led the Global Charts for seven consecutive weeks. It was the biggest success in the career of the exotic German band. The song went to no.3 on the year-end chart 1978 and with a total of 10,734,000 points it ranks at no.40 on the All Time Chart

Billboard Report
Kanye West earns eighth no.1 album
Thuesday, June 12, 2018
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

Kanye West lands his eighth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his latest studio effort, Ye, bows atop the list. The set -- which was released on June 1 via G.O.O.D. Music / Def

Jam Recordings -- earned 208,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 7, according to Nielsen Music, and is the fifth-largest week for an album in 2018. Of Ye’s starting sum, 85,000 were in traditional album sales. Kanye West ties Eminem for the second-most No. 1 albums among hip-hop acts in the history of the chart. Only JAY-Z is ahead of them, as he owns 14 chart-toppers. (Among all acts, The Beatles have the most No. 1s, with 19.) Record-Tying Eight No. 1s in a Row: West has earned all eight of his No. 1s consecutively. Every single one of West’s chart entries, starting with his second album, 2005’s Late Registration, have debuted at No. 1. (West missed the top only with his No. 2-peaking debut, 2004’s The College Dropout.) He matches Eminem (2000-2018, a still-active streak) and The Beatles (1965-68) as the only acts to tally eight straight No. 1 albums. Eminem also matches West in terms of eight consecutive No. 1 debuts.

(The Beatles’ stretch of eight No. 1s in a row in the '60s did not include any titles that debuted at No. 1.) Fifth-Biggest Week of 2018: As Ye starts with 208,000 equivalent album units, it logs the fifth-biggest week for an album this year. The only larger frames were earned by the debut weeks of Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys (461,000), J. Cole’s KOD (397,000), Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods (293,000) and Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy (255,000 units). At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Post Malone’s former No. 1, beerbongs & bentleys, is a non-mover with 99,000 units (down 5 percent). Coming in at No. 3 is rock band Ghost with its highest-charting album, and third top 10, Prequelle. The set launches with 66,000 units, of which 61,000 were in traditional album sales — the act’s best sales week ever. Country singer Luke Combs nabs a new chart high with his This One’s for You album, as the set zooms from No. 39 to No. 4, thanks to a deluxe reissue of the album on June 1. The set, bolstered by five new songs, garnered 55,000 units (up 314 percent). The album blows past its previous best week, logged when it bowed at No. 5 with 43,000 units on the June 24, 2017-dated tally. Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy is steady at No. 5 on the new Billboard 200 (49,000 units; up 3 percent), Juice WRLD’s Goodbye & Good Riddance continues to climb, as it rises 8-6 (42,000 units; though down 3 percent), and The Greatest Showman soundtrack ascends 9-7 (just under 42,000 units; down 3 percent). Shawn Mendes’ self-titled album falls from No. 1 to No. 8 in its second week (39,000 units; down 78 percent), Lil Baby’s Harder Than Ever slips 7-9 (37,000 units; down 18 percent) and Jason Aldean’s Rearview Town vaults 27-10 (34,000 units; up 117 percent). The latter set, like Ghost’s Prequelle, is goosed by sales generated from a ticket/album sale redemption offer. Post Malone notches his second leader on the Billboard Hot 100, following 'Rockstar,' and featured artist Ty Dolla $ign earns his first. "Psycho," released on Republic Records, is the 1,074th No. 1 in the Hot 100's history, which dates to its Aug. 4, 1958, inception. The song is from Post Malone's second album, beerbongs & bentleys, which holds at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 after spending its first three weeks at No. 1, beginning May 12. Post Malone earns his second Hot 100 leader, after "Rockstar," featuring 21 Savage, which ruled for eight weeks beginning Oct. 28, 2017. No. 2 in Airplay & Sales, No. 10 in Streaming: Notably, "Psycho" tops the Hot 100 despite not leading any of the tally's three main component charts: Radio Songs, Digital Song Sales or Streaming Songs. It rises 4-2 on Radio Songs (98.2 million in audience, up 4 percent, in the week ending June 10, according to Nielsen Music) and drops to No. 2 after two nonconsecutive weeks atop Digital Song Sales, although up 18 percent to 37,000 sold in the week ending June 7, helped by a continued 69-cent sale price in the iTunes Store. On Streaming Songs, "Psycho" falls from No. 4 to No. 10 (after reaching No. 2), down 5 percent to 30.3 million U.S. streams in the week ending June 7. That's the lowest that a Hot 100 No. 1 has ranked on Streaming Songs in over four years, since Pharrell Williams' "Happy" also led the Hot 100 while placing at No. 10 on the Streaming Songs chart dated April 12, 2014. Still, a point to consider: the gap between the No. 1-streamed song ("All Mine" by Kanye West; keep reading for details) and the No. 10 title in the latest tracking week is a relatively small 6 million U.S. streams. Beyond "Psycho," Drake's "Nice for What" drops to No. 2 on the Hot 100 and Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin's "I Like It" lifts 7-3. Following the first full week of tracking after its official video premiered May 29, "Like" gains by 9 percent to 33.8 million U.S. streams, as it holds at No. 5 on Streaming Songs. Maroon 5's "Girls Like You," featuring Cardi B, rockets 94-4 on the Hot 100. The song was originally available on Maroon 5's 2017 album Red Pill Blues by the band solo and released May 30 as a single featuring Cardi B, along with its star-studded video. Following its first full week of tracking after the clip's arrival, "Girls" soars 12-1 on Digital Song Sales (82,000, up 331 percent), becoming Maroon 5's fourth leader and Cardi B's first. On Streaming Songs, "Girls" debuts at No. 12 (24.5 million, up 527 percent).  COMPLETE CHARTS

The soft reggae tune 'I Can See Clearly Now' by Johnny Nash was a global no.1 smash in 1972.
Now the 14 year-old American singer / songwriter Grace VanderWaal dares a clever reissue

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
'The Greatest  Showman' reigns a 18th week
Monday, June 11, 2018
by Alan Jones, London

The show goes on and on…The Original Motion Picture Sound to The Greatest Showman is No.1 for the third week in a row and the 18th time in 22 weeks, with sales down 5.00% to 38,063 (including 11,944 sales-equivalent streams). In previous chart combat it has denied No.1 debuts to albums by Camila Cabello, Fall Out Boy, Craig

David, Justin Timberlake, UB40 (feat. Ali, Astro & Mickey), Manic Street Preachers, J Cole, James Bay and Snow Patrol – and this week, it foils Kanye West, who was in pursuit of his third No.1 with latest studio album Ye but has to settle for runners-up position on sales of 22,192 copies (including 18,112 from sales-equivalent streams). Certain to deliver West his eighth No.1 in The USA, Ye is a compact seven song effort with a playing time of less than 24 minutes, which raises West’s tally of UK album chart entries to 10, of which five have made the Top 10, with 2007’s Graduation and 2013’s Yeezus both opening at No.1 on sales of 84,611 and 25,400 – the latter in a five day frame – respectively. His last album, The Life Of Pablo, belatedly debuted and peaked at No.30 (2,722 sales) in May 2016, immediately after an OCC rule change that made albums available on streaming services chart-eligible for the first time. It was made available very briefly

through Tidal for sale but its lifetime OCC consumption total of 132,688 includes only 32 digital sales, with the rest from streaming. British indie/folk singer/songwriter Ben Howard maintains his record of making the top five with every album as third release Noonday Dream debuts at No.4 (13,720 sales). It’s a decent first showing for the album, from which the track Nica Libres At Dusk has accumulated upwards of 30 plays on Radio 1. Howard’s 2011 debut, Every Kingdom, opened at No.7 (14,492 sales) and peaked 71 weeks later at No.4 (21,840 sales) after he won Brit awards for Best British Breakthrough Act and Best British Male. His second album, I Forget Where We Were, subsequently debuted at No.1 (44,993 sales) in 2015. With Every Kingdom selling 759,255 copies, and I Forget Where We Were 229,643, Howard’s cumulative UK album sales passed the million mark in the week. Lead singer and co-founder of The Who, 74-year-old Roger Daltrey returns to the chart this week with As Long As I Have You (No.8, 10,312 sales), a newly-recorded set comprising both originals and covers, among them songs previously recorded by Stevie Wonder and Boz Scaggs, with the 1964 title track being a Northern soul classic by Garnett Mimms. As Long As I Have You is Daltrey’s ninth solo album, his first since the uncharted Rocks In The Head in 1992, and the first to make the Top 10 since the introductory Daltrey in 1973 – although 2014 Wilko Johnson collaboration Going Back Home debuted and peaked at No.3 (34,119 sales) and he has a further 15 Top 10 albums between 1965 and 2006 fronting The Who. A mysterious and satanistic metal band from Sweden, Ghost are becoming more popular with ever album, and are in the Top 10 for the first time with fourth set, Prequelle (No.10, 8,044 sales). Their 2010 debut Opus Eponymous sold 106 copies on debut and has never made the Top 200; 2013’s Infestissumam sold 1,894 copies debuting and peaking at No.58; and Meliora sold 2,350 copies in debuting at No.23 in 2015. The rest of this week’s Top 10: Staying At Tamara’s (5-3, 15,809 sales) by George Ezra, Wildness (2-5, 12,911 sales) by Snow Patrol, Beerbongs & Bentleys (6-6, 10,944 sales) by Post Malone, ÷ (8-7, 10,381 sales) by Ed Sheeran and Shawn Mendes's self-titled new release (3-9, 8,925 sales). The day after his 25th birthday, George Ezra replaces himself in Top 10, with Paradise easing 6-12 (23,821 sales) after 11 straight weeks in the top tier, and Shotgun climbing 20-8 (25,790 sales). Both songs are from Ezra’s second album, Staying At Tamara’s, which itself advances 5-3, to spend its 11th straight week in the top five. There are new Top 10 peaks for Solo (10-6, 30,871 Sales) by Clean Bandit feat Demi Lovato, and Better Now (9-7, 26,509 sales) by Post Malone. The rest of the Top 10: 2002 (3-3, 36,271 sales) by Anne-Marie, Nice For What (2-4, 34,057 sales) by Drake, No Tears Left To Cry (4-5, 31,380 sales) by Ariana Grande and Flames (8-9, 24,476 sales) by David Guetta feat. Sia. Overall singles sales are down 0.54% week-on-week at 16,674,034, 27.42% above same week 2017 sales of 13,085,873. Streams accounted for 15,693,221 sales, 94.12% of the total. Paid-for sales are down 6.56% week-on-week at 980,813, and are 33.25% below same week 2017 sales of 1,469,299. They are below same-week, previous-year sales for the 253rd week in a row.  COMPLETE CHARTS

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