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Global Chart Report

'Despacito' reigns a seventh week
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden

Katy Perry's fifth studio album 'Witness' bows easily atop the Global Album Chart this week with 288,000 equivalent sales, 259,000 of it are pure album sales. Her former studio set 'Prism' started only at the vice-position in the week 45, 2013, but with much higher sales of 453,000. Sorted by countries 'Witness' got 180,000 sales in the United States, 23,000 sales in Canada, 16,200 in United Kingdom, around 10,000 in Germany, 9,000 in France, 6,000 in Brazil, 5,800 in Australia, 4,700 in Japan. The album's lead single 'Chained To The Rhythm' peaked at no.3 in March and with a total of 3,110,000 points it ranks at no.10 on the year-to-date chart. Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' climbs back at no.2 with 133,000 sales, a total of 5,85 million so far... also Kendrick Lamar's 'Damn' rises back up to no.3 with 97,000 sales, a total of 2,07 milion so far. Secomd highest debut of the week is 'Truth Is A Beautiful Thing', the second album by the British indie pop trio London Grammar. It bows at no.1 in their native country with 43,400 sales and at

no.4 globally with 87,000 sales. 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 25,000 / 9,945,000, '21' by Adele 9,000 / 28,708,000, '24k Magic' by Bruno Mars 49.000 / 2,922,000, '25' by Adele 22,000 / 20,696,000, '4 Your Eyez Only' by J.Cole 10,000 / 1,030,000, 'A Head Full Of Dreams' by Coldplay 15,000 / 4,369,000, 'Anti' by Rihanna 15,000 / 2,039,000, the 'Beauty And The Beast 2017' soundtrack 24,000 / 786,000, 'Beauty Behind The Madness' by The Weeknd 11,000 / 2,723,000, 'Blue & Lonesome' by Rolling Stones 7,000 / 1,881,000, 'Blurryface' by Twenty One Pilots 17,000 / 3,115,000, 'Culture' by Migos 30,000 / 1,003,000, 'Dangerous Woman' by Ariana Grande 21,000 / 1,543,000, the 'Fast & Furious 8' soundtrack 18,000 / 366,000, the 'Fifty Shades Darker' soundtrack 12,000 / 778,000, 'Future' by Future 27,000 / 849,000, 'Glory Days' by Little Mix 8,000 / 844,000, the 'Guardians Of The Galaxy': Awesome Mix Vol.2' soundtrack 34,000 / 616,000, 'Hardwired...To Self-Destruct' by Metallica 16,000 / 2,468,000, 'Helene Fischer' by Helene Fischer 36,000 / 576,000, 'Hndrxx' by Future 11,000 / 531,000, 'Human' by Rag'n'Bone Man 41,000 / 1,363,000, 'Humanz' by the Gorillaz 22,000 / 510,000, 'I Decided' by Big Sean 13,000 / 710,000, 'Illuminate' by Shawn Mendes 29,000 / 1,312,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 7,000 / 6,904,000, 'Joanne' by Lady GaGa 7,000 / 1,362,000, the 'La La Land' soundtrack 16,000 / 1.217,000, 'Lemonade' by Beyoncé 5,000 / 3,025,000, 'Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie' by Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie 56,000 / 56,000,  'Memories...Do Not Open' by the Chainsmokers 44,000 / 885,000, the 'Moana' soundtrack 37,000 / 1,535,000, 'One More Light' by Linkin Park 34,000 / 348,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber 18,000 / 5,825,000, 'So Good' by Zara Larrson 18,000 / 341,000, 'Spirit' by Depeche Mode 14,000 / 630,000, 'Starboy' by The Weeknd 36,000 / 2,461,000, the 'Suicide Squad' soundtrack 10,000 / 1,313,000, 'This Is Acting' by Sia 12,000 / 1,919,000, 'Traveller' by Chris Stapleton 14,000 / 2,303,000, the 'Trolls' soundtrack 24,000 / 1,340,000, 'Views' by Drake 24,000 / 3,440,000, 'Wolves' by Rise Against 58,000 / 58,000, 'X' by Ed Sheeran 28,000 / 9,576,000.  COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  'Despacito' by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (inclusive the Justin Bieber remix) scores a seventh straight week at the summit of the Global Track Chart with another massive 633,000 points. It leads continue almost all hitlists of the countries around the world, never done for a Spanish-speaking song since Los Del Rio's 'Macarena' in 1996. Ed Sheeran's 'Shape Of You' sails one slot back at no.2 with 304,000 points, a total of 11,485,000 so far. Enough for another five-step jump on the ALL TIME CHART to no.23! Back in the top three is 'I'm The One' by DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, Quavo & Lil Wayne with 300,000 points. Shy behind at no.4 with 269,000 points lands this week's highest debut, '2U' by David Guetta feat. Justin Bieber. Rounds out the the five is 'Something Just Like This' by the Chainsmokers feat. Coldplay with 220,000 points. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other 'Súbeme La Radio' by Enrique Iglesias feat. Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox at no.42, 'Nonfiction' by Ken Hirai at no.43, 'There For You' by Martin Garrix / Troye Sivan at no.52, and 'Bon Appétit' by Katy Perry at no.53 for their first appearance on the big list.  COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART

10 years ago
"Umbrella" by Rihanna feat. Jay-Z
led the Global Chart for eleven consecutive weeks and with 8.672.000 points.
It was the most successful song of the year 2007, ranks at no.122 on the All Time Chart.
Originally written for Britney Spears, but her record label refused it.
Absolutely worth seeing the magnificent, stylish video clip, directed by Chris Applebaum

Billboard Report
Lorde earns first no.1 album on Billboard 200
Thuesday, June 27, 2017
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

Lorde notches her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as her 2nd full-length album, Melodrama, debuts atop the list. The set, which was released on June 16 through Lava / Republic

Records, earned 109,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 22, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 82,000 were in traditional album sales. Melodrama follows Lorde’s debut full-length album, Pure Heroine, which debuted and peaked at No. 3 in 2013 with 129,000 copies sold in its first week (before the album chart transitioned to a consumption-based ranking in 2014). Melodrama marks the third album by a woman in a row at No. 1 on the chart (in as many weeks), following the chart-topping arrivals of Katy Perry’s Witness (July 1) and Halsey’s Hopeless Fountain Kingdom (June 24). Lorde leads a jam-packed top 10, as six albums debut in the region -- the most debuts in the top 10 in nearly eight months. The chart last had more bows in the top 10 on the Nov. 12, 2016-dated list, when seven albums debuted, led by Lady Gaga’s No. 1 launch with Joanne. On the new Billboard 200, 2 Chainz’s Pretty Girls Like Trap Music starts at No. 2 with 106,000 units (57,000 in traditional album sales). The

album collected the most on-demand audio streams for its songs among any album on the chart, with 46,000 SEA units (equating to 69.5 million streams for its tracks). The album earns 2 Chainz his fourth straight top 10 (in as many charting albums), following Collegrove (No. 4 in 2016), B.O.A.T.S. II #METIME (No. 3, 2013) and Based on a T.R.U. Story (No. 1, 2012). Kendrick Lamar’s former three-week No. 1 DAMN. moves 2-3 in its 10th chart week, with 70,000 units (up 1 percent). Jason Isbell claims his highest charting album, second top 10 effort and best sales week, as The Nashville Sound (with The 400 Unit) debuts at No. 4 with 54,000 units. Of that sum, 51,000 were in traditional album sales. That surpasses Isbell’s previous sales high of 46,000, logged by Something More Than Free in its debut frame back in 2015. Something More Than Free was also his high-water mark on the chart until this week, as it debuted and peaked at No. 6. Nickelback notches its seventh top 10 effort, as Feed the Machine bows at No. 5 with 47,000 units (43,000 in traditional album sales). The album is the band’s first through BMG, after one album with Republic (2014’s No Fixed Address) and an earlier long run with Roadrunner Records. Drake’s More Life falls one rung to No. 6 with 42,000 units (up 3 percent) while Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) also is down one spot to No. 7 with 38,000 units (down 8 percent). The sets led the Billboard 200 for three and two weeks, respectively. Young Thug’s Beautiful Thugger Girls debuts at No. 8 with 37,000 units, bolstered by 28,000 in SEA units. The album sold 7,000 copies and tallied a little more than 1,000 TEA units. It’s the third top 10 set for the rapper, after Jeffery (No. 8 in April 2016) and Slime Season 3 (No. 7 in September 2016). Alternative/folk band Fleet Foxes claims its second top 10 effort, as Crack-Up bows at No. 9 with 34,000 units (32,000 in traditional album sales). It’s the first release for the act in nearly six years, since Helplessness Blues, which debuted and peaked at No. 4 in May of 2011. Rounding out the new top 10 is Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic, descending two slots to No. 10. It earned 30,000 units in the latest tracking week (down 8 percent). Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, rules the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a seventh week. Meanwhile, DJ Khaled's new single "Wild Thoughts," featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, soars onto the Hot 100 at No. 4. "Despacito" leads the Digital Song Sales chart for an eighth week, with 139,000 downloads sold (down 1 percent) in the week ending June 22, according to Nielsen Music; the remix with Bieber accounts for 78 percent of the song's sales (in line with its 80 percent share the prior three weeks). The track tops the Streaming Songs chart for a seventh week, with 66.6 million U.S. streams (down 4 percent) in the week ending June 22. On Radio Songs, "Despacito" pushes 3-2 with 134 million in all-format airplay audience (up 6 percent) in the week ending June 18. Now on top for seven weeks, "Despacito" is halfway to matching the command of the longest-leading predominantly Spanish-language Hot 100 No. 1: Los Del Rio's "Macarena" (powered by its Bayside Boys remix) ruled for 14 weeks in 1996. DJ Khaled's "I'm the One," featuring Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, keeps at No. 2 on the Hot 100; it debuted atop theMay 20-dated chart and then spent five weeks at No. 3 before its rebound to No. 2. "One" dips 2-3 on both Streaming Songs and Digital Song Sales, while lifting 7-6 on Radio Songs (109 million, up 2 percent). Bruno Mars' "That's What I Like" is steady at No. 3 on the Hot 100; it topped the May 13-dated chart. Still, it leads Radio Songs for an eighth week (152 million, down 2 percent), breaking a tie for his longest command as a lead artist, as it passes the seven-week No. 1 runs of "Just the Way You Are" (2010) and "Locked Out of Heaven" (2013); he's led longer only as featured on Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!" (12 weeks, 2015). "Like" also leads Hot R&B Songs for a 19th week. Impressively, Mars' record label, Atlantic Records, has now led Radio Songs for 20 consecutive weeks, thanks to "Like" and Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You," which racked a 12-week reign directly before. That's the longest streak for a label since then-Island Def Jam Music Group linked 24 straight weeks at No. 1 in 2005 with Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" (16) and "Shake It Off" (three) and Kanye West's "Gold Digger," featuring Jamie Foxx (five). Now, more Khaled: "Wild Thoughts," featuring Rihanna and Tiller, blasts onto the Hot 100 at No. 4 (following its June 16 release). It starts at No. 2 on both Digital Song Sales (89,000 sold) and Streaming Songs (36.3 million) and No. 23 on Radio Songs (42 million), marking the highest-ever debut on the lattermost list for Khaled, Rihanna and Tiller and the best by any act since Meghan Trainor's "No" began at No. 21 on March 26, 2016. Rounding out the Hot 100's top five, Sheeran's former 12-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Shape of You" descends 4-5, while extending its record for the most weeks spent in the top five from a song's debut, having now tallied its first 24 weeks on the Hot 100 in the top five, dating to its start at No. 1 (Jan. 28).  COMPLETE CHARTS

"Unforgettable" by French Montana feat. Swae Lee
reaches number 3  in United Kingdom and slides to number 20 on the Global Chart
the video was shot in Kampala (Uganda) - has over 90 million views on YouTube so far
and includes a young dance group known as the Ghetto Kids or Triplets

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
Hard rock duo Royal Blood catapults to number one
Monday, June 26, 2017
by Alan Jones, London

They have never had a Top 40 single but both albums thus far by Brighton hard rock duo Royal Blood have reached No.1. Their eponymous debut set sold 65,812 copies when opening atop the list in 2014, and follow-up How Did We Get So Dark? sold 48,447 copies (including 3,162 from sales-equivalent streams) last week to repeat the feat. 6,199 of its sales

were on vinyl, also earning it a No.1 debut on the vinyl album chart. The regal rulers' first album - the highest-selling debut album by a group or duo in the last three years - surges 66-41 (2,818 sales) to join in the fun, securing its highest chart position since August 2015, and raising its cumulative sales to 521,402 (including 51,641 from streams). How Did We Get So Dark?'s coronation is a late birthday present for Royal Blood's lead singer/bassist Mike Kerr, who turned 28 on Monday. Colleague (drummer) Ben Thatcher was 29 in February. the album's arrival at the top of the chart prevents Ed Sheeran's Divide - which holds at No.2 on sales of 26,832 copies - from returning to the top for a 12th week, just as their debut denied his X album a ninth week at No.1. Canadian rockers Nickelback's run of five straight Top 10 studio albums came to a halt when their eighth album, No Fixed Address, debuted and peaked at No.12 in the closing weeks of 2014 but in the less competitive chart climate of June, their ninth studio album,

Feed The Machine becomes their sixth Top 10 entry with some ease, debuting at No.3 on sales of 17,332 copies. Nickelback's first two albums fell short of the Top 100 here but third album Silver Side Up became their only number one in 2002 - taking 25 weeks to get there - and is their only million seller, with a to-date sale of 1,117,454, driven by the success of breakthrough single How You Remind Me. Lorde was a few days short of her 17th birthday when her first album Pure Heroine debuted and peaked at No.4 (18,294 sales)hot on the heels of introductory single Royals topping the singles chart in November 2013. Now 20, the singer/songwriter from New Zealand recently had her biggest hit singles since that time when Green Light reached No.20 in April. It was the first single from her second album, Melodrama, which sold 17,026 copies last week, and debuts at No.5. Both Lorde albums have topped the chart in her home country, and Melodrama is on schedule to provide her first US No.1 album this weekend too. It is six years since Seattle indie band Fleet Foxes last released an album, with half of that time spent on hiatus. They finally return this week with third studio album Crack-Up debuting at No.9 on sales of 10,596 copies. Their self-titled debut entered nine years ago this week at No.11 on sales of 13,826 copies, and peaked at number three in February 2009 (34 weeks later) when it also achieved its highest weekly sale of 21,952 copies after being reissued as a two disc set. Follow-up Helplessness Blues, debuted and peaked at No.2 in May 2011 on sales of 46,681 copies. Despite Helplessness Blues' big first week, its cumulative sales of 164,918 copies are less than a third of the 534,385 copies that Fleet Foxes has sold. After debuting at No.1 last week, London Grammar's Truth Is A Beautiful Thing dips to No.7 (14,441 sales). The rest of the Top 10: Human (4-4, 17,313 sales) by Rag'n'Bone Man, Adios (3-6, 15,035 sales) by Glen Campbell, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (7-8, 10,976 sales) by The Beatles and Lindsey Buckingham / Christine McVie (5-10, 10,462 sales). Overall album sales are up 3.05% week-on-week at 1,820,209, 0.99% above same week 2016 sales of 1,802,315. Streaming accounted for 762,185 sales – 41.87% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are up 1.38% week-on-week at 1,058,024, 18.50% below same week 2016 sales of 1,298,240. Recorded to raise funds for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, which claimed dozens of lives and left hundreds homeless a little over a week ago, Bridge Over Troubled Water debuts emphatically atop the singles chart on sales of 170,360 copies (including 1,785 from sales-equivalent streams) despite being released a mere 40 hours before the end of the chart week. That's the highest weekly sale for any single since Ed Sheeran's Shape Of You debuted atop the chart 23 weeks ago on sales of 226,808 copies. Credited to Artists For Grenfell, Bridge Over Troubled Water includes contributions from more than 50 recording acts, most of them British, and is a cover of the classic title track to Simon & Garfunkel's fifth and final studio album, which spent three weeks at No.1 when released as a single in 1970. Bridge's release spells the end, at least for now, of the reign of Despacito, the Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber track which has spent the last six weeks at No.1 but now dips to No.2 despite sales increasing 7.20% week-on-week to 101,347. DJ Khaled's 10th studio album, Grateful, dropped today (23rd) and is certain to outperform the first nine. It supplied his first ever Top 10 hit, I'm The One - feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne - which topped the chart on debut seven weeks ago, and now yields his second, with Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller) opening at No.3 (59,608 sales). I'm The One continues to decline, however, falling 7-9 (34,861 sales). Climbing 13-10 (33,333 sales), Power (feat. Stormzy) becomes Little Mix's 11th Top 10 hit in all, and third from their fourth album Glory Days. Strip That Down (No.4, 46,659 sales) by Liam Payne (feat. Quavo) and Mama (No.6, 41,118 sales) by Jonas Blue (feat. William Singe) spend their third straight weeks at their current positions but reach new sales peaks - and although Unforgettable falls 3-5 for French Montana feat. Swae Lee, it does so with its highest sales yet, 44.768 sales. It would appear from this, and the performance of the singles market as a whole, that consumers purchasing Artists For Grenfell's single from iTunes and other online download sites also impulse-bought other tracks while there. Elsewhere in the Top 10, there are declines for One Last Time (2-7, 40,018 sales) by Ariana Grande and 2U (5-8, 35,329 sales) by David Guetta feat. Justin Bieber. Overall singles sales are up 6.40% week-on-week at a record 13,898,718, 44.78% above same week 2016 sales of 9,600,104. Streams accounted for 12,416,477 sales, 89.34% of the total. With an 11.37% contribution from Bridge Over Troubled Water, paid-for sales are up 12.82% week-on-week at 1,482,241 - 15.57% below same week 2016 sales of 1,755,646 and below same-week, previous-year sales for the 203rd week in a row.  COMPLETE CHARTS

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