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Tones And I dances still at no.1
Thursday, November 7, 2019
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden

 

He's surely the artist with the greatest ego, American rap-superstar Kanye West. Now his ninth studio album, the gospel set 'Jesus Is King', storms as expected atop the Global Album Chart with 343,000 equivalent sales. Ordered by the biggest national sales, 'Jesus' generated 264,000 in the United States (according to Billboard / Nielsen Soundscan), 19,000 in United Kingdom (OCC), 16,000 in Canada (Billboard), and 7,000 in Australia (ARIA). Kanye's former studio album 'Ye' started at no.3 in the week 24, 2018 with 283,000 sales. Short behind 'Jesus Is King' bows 'The Table', the seventh EP by the South Korean boy group Nu'Est (short for New Establish Style Tempo), at no.2 with 172,000 sales. 169,000 of it coming from South Korea alone (according to Hanteo). One year ago the posthumous released album 'Mon Pays C'est L'amour' by French rock superstar Johnny Hallyday debuted with stellar sales of 805,000 atop the Global Chart. This week

another posthumous album, the symphonic set 'Johnny' arrives at no.3 with 162,000 sales, 150,000 of it from France alone (according to SNEP). And now, as every week, additional stats from outside the current Global Top 10 in alphabetic order, the first figure means last week's sales, the second figure the total sales: '1989' by Taylor Swift 8,000 / 11,188,000, '21' by Adele 9,000 / 29,787,000, '25' by Adele 8,000 / 22,178,000, the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 27,000 / 5,240,000, 'American Teen' by Khalid 14,000 / 3,460,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 32,000 / 3,951,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 32,000 / 5,962,000, the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' soundtrack 21,000 / 3,905,000, 'Care Package' by Drake 7,000 / 354,000, 'Championships' Meek Mill 12,000 / 1,626,000, 'Cuz I Love You' by Lizzo 32,000 / 1,031,000, 'Damn.' by Kendrick Lamar 12,000 / 5,578,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD 14,000 / 1,144,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 28,000 / 15,308,000, 'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 43,000 / 1,134,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 11,000 / 4,854,000, 'Father Of Asahd' by DJ Khaled 7,000 / 686,000, 'Free Spirit' by Khalid 23,000 / 1,637,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice WRLD 17,000 / 2,343,000, 'Happiness Begins' by Jonas Brothers 17,000 / 1,096,000, 'Hurts 2B Human' by Pink 6,000 / 937,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 8,000 / 8,256,000, 'Indigo' by Chris Brown 34,000 / 895,000, 'Invasion Of Privacy' by Cardi B 13,000 / 3,140,000, 'Kamikaze' by Eminem 8,000 / 2,839,000, 'Love Yourself 轉 Answer' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 11,000 / 2,680,000, 'Lover' by Taylor Swift 64,000 / 2,238,000, 'Madame X' by Madonna 2,000 / 484,000, 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 17,000 / 4,140,000, 'Norman Fucking Rockwell!!' by Lana Del Rey 24,000 / 561,000, 'Origins' by Imagine Dragons 9,000 / 1,592,000, 'Pray For The Wicked' by Panic! At The Disco 7,000 / 1,618,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 22,000 / 3,925,000, 'Rammstein' by Rammstein 11,000 / 1,139,000, 'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 7,000 / 5,057,000, 'Scorpion' by Drake 24,000 / 5,899,000, 'Seven' by Lil Nas X 25,000 / 881,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes 25,000 / 2,445,000, 'So Much Fun' by Young Thug 33,000 / 695,000, the 'Spider Man: Into The Spider-Verse' soundtrack 4,000 / 1,315,000, 'Staying At Tamara's' by George Ezra 5,000 / 1,597,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 22,000 / 5,063,000, 'Sweetener' by Ariana Grande 10,000 / 2,668,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 26,000 / 3,101,000, 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack 22,000 / 7,337,000, 'The Lion King: The Gift' by Beyoncé 4,000 / 238,000, 'Trench' by Twenty One Pilots 7,000 / 1,392,000, 'Views' by Drake 11,000 / 5,160,000, 'We Are Not Your Kind' by Slipknot 9,000 / 551,000, 'We Love You Tecca' by Lil Tecca 38,000 / 490,000, 'Western Stars' by Bruce Springsteen 24,000 / 713,000, 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish 65,000 / 3,802,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 10,000 / 12,010,000. 'Dance Monkey' by the 19 year-old Australian singer / songwriter Toni Watson, known professionally as Tones And I, rules the Global Track Chart for a third week with 401,000 points, another 6% growth compared to the previous week. 'Señorita' by Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello holds tight at the runner-up slot also for a third week, after 13 weeks at the summit, with 307,000 points (down 4%). Biggest winner of the week is 'Lose You To Love Me', the new smash by Selena Gomez. After the first full available week it jumps at no.3 globally with 298,000 points. The B-side of the official single called 'Look At Her Now' and debuts at no.17 with 122,000 points. The new Kanye West album 'Jesus Is King' catapults three songs inside the Top 40: 'Follow God' arrives at no.13 with 150,000 points, 'Selah' goes to no.26 with 96,000 points and 'Closed On Sunday' is new at no.28 with 95,000 points. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other 'Honey Honey' by Sexy Zone at no.43, 'Orphans' by Coldplay at no.45, 'Outnumbered' by Dermot Kennedy at no.53, 'Adicto' by Tainy at no.54, and 'No Me Conoce' by Jhay Cortez at no.59 for their first appearance on the big list.


GLOBAL NO.1 - 50 YEARS AGO... "Sugar Sugar", released on May 24, 1969, became the biggest hymn of the bubblegum pop genre that flourished from 1968 to 1973. Originally The Archies was an American fictional band that featured in the animated TV series, The Archies Show. The music featured in the series was recorded by session musicians, including Ron Dante on lead vocals and Toni Wine on duet and backing vocals. Together they provided the voices of The Archies using multitracking. "Sugar Sugar" went to no.1 in many countries and was the most successful song of the year 1969 in the United States and United Kingdom. On the Global Chart it reached no.4 on the year-end hitlist 1969, but with the additional success in 1970 and a total of 9.974.000 points, it was also worldwide the most successful single release of the year 1969.


USA
Billboard Report
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'Someone You Loved' returns to no.1 on Hot 100
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles


Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a fifth nonconsecutive week, making it the first album with five weeks atop the list in more

than a year. The title rises 2-1 on the Nov. 16-dated tally, with 78,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Nov. 7 (down 3%), according to Nielsen Music. The last set to spend five weeks at No. 1 was Drake’s Scorpion, which spent a total of five weeks in charge, all consecutively (July 14, 2018-dated chart, its debut week, through Aug. 11). Hollywood’s Bleeding debuted at No. 1 on Sept. 21, then spent its second and third weeks in the top slot. It returned to No. 1 on Nov. 2, and again tops the new chart. Kanye West’s Jesus Is King falls from No. 1 to No. 2 on its second week on the chart, with 72,000 equivalent album units earned (down 73%). YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s former leader AI YoungBoy 2 rises 4-3 with 62,000 equivalent album units (though down 3%). Miranda Lambert claims the lone debut in the top 10, as her latest studio album Wildcard arrives at No. 4 with 53,000 equivalent album units (with 44,000 of that sum

in album sales). The new set marks her sixth top 10 effort, all of which have been consecutive, starting with 2007’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (which peaked at No. 6). She’s led the list once, with 2014’s Platinum. Wildcard logs the third-largest week of 2019 for any country album, and the largest for a country album by a woman. Summer Walker’s Over It is steady at No. 5 on the new Billboard 200, with 53,000 equivalent album units earned (down 11%), while DaBaby​’s former No. 1 Kirk is also a non-mover, at No. 6, with 36,000 units (down 9%). Young Thug’s former leader So Much Fun rises 10-7 with 35,000 equivalent album units earned (up 23%), with SEA units powering the bulk of the set’s week (34,000; up 22%). The set gets a jolt thanks to interest generated by a new remix of the album’s “Hot,” which adds Travis Scott as a featured guest, in addition to the song’s original featured act, Gunna. Closing out the new top 10 are three former No. 1s: Taylor Swift’s Lover dips 7-8 (34,000 units; down 2%), Billie Eilish​’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? falls 8-9 (32,000 units; down 1%) and Chris Brown’s Indigo climbs 11-10 (24,000 units; down 4%). Lewis Capaldi's "Someone You Loved" revisits the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The ballad first reached the summit two weeks ago and dipped to No. 2 last week when Selena Gomez's "Lose You to Love Me" became her first No. 1. Gomez's song drops to No. 5 on the latest list. Capaldi's breakthrough hit concurrently adds a second week at No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart, with 101 million audience impressions, essentially even week-over-week, in the week ending Nov. 10, according to Nielsen Music. It lifts 8-7 on Digital Song Sales, with 13,000 downloads sold in the week ending Nov. 7, also on par from the week before. On Streaming Songs, it revisits the top 10, rising 11-9 with 24 million U.S. streams, down 3%, in the week ending Nov. 10. Post Malone's "Circles" hits another new Hot 100 high, rising 3-2. The song jumps 5-3 on Digital Song Sales (16,000, up 10%), holds at No. 4 on Radio Songs (83.6 million, up 5%) and climbs 9-6 on Streaming Songs (24.5 million, down less than 1%). The singer/rapper collects his fifth top-two Hot 100 hit, after the No. 1s "Rockstar," featuring 21 Savage (for eight weeks, 2017), "Psycho," featuring Ty Dolla $ign (one, 2018), and "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)," with Swae Lee (one, January), and the No. 2-peaking "Wow." (April). Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's former one-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Señorita" rebounds 4-3 and Lizzo's former seven-week leader "Truth Hurts" rises 5-4, while spending an 11th week at No. 1 on both the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs genre charts (which employ the same multi-metric methodology as the Hot 100). Gomez's "Lose" falls to No. 5 after a week topping the Hot 100. Still, it surges 41-26 on Radio Songs, up 43% to 34.6 million in reach, good for top Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100. It drops from the summit of both Streaming Songs (No. 3; 26.4 million, down 32%) and Digital Song Sales (16,000, down 60%). Lizzo's other, and second total, Hot 100 top 10, "Good as Hell," holds at its No. 6 high. The song soared from No. 14 a week ago following the Oct. 25 premiere of its remix with Ariana Grande. (For a second straight week, the Grande remix accounts for less than half of all Hot 100 points for "Good" in the tracking week, thus, again precluding her from being listed on the chart.) The track adds a second week atop the Hot R&B Songs survey. Chris Brown's "No Guidance," featuring Drake, rises 8-7 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 5, and Lil Nas X's "Panini" pushes 9-8, also after hitting No. 5. Maroon 5's "Memories" steps 11-9 on the Hot 100, lifting 3-2 on Digital Song Sales (18,000, up 11%), 13-11 on Radio Songs (57.7 million, up 9%) and 26-19 on Streaming Songs (16.6 million, up less than 1%). Capping the Hot 100's top 10, Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber's "10,000 Hours" returns to the bracket (12-10), after debuting at its No. 4 high. The collaboration crowns Hot Country Songs for a fifth frame.


Song Of The Month
'10,000 Hours', with guest vocals by Justin Bieber, is the first sign of the upcoming new studio album by Dan & Shay, an American country music duo composed of vocalists and songwriters Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney.


United Kingdom
Music Week Report
(excerpt)
The legendary Electric Light Orchestra back at no.1
Monday, November 11, 2019
by Alan Jones, London

 
Now trading as Jeff Lynne's ELO - Lynne and keyboards player Richard Tandy, both 71, are the only members of the group on board at present - The Electric Light Orchestra's first album of new material in four years, From Out Of Nowhere, debuts atop the artist album chart. It is Lynne’s fifth No.1 – ELO’s eighth and ninth studio albums,

1979’s Discover and 1981’s Time topped the chart, as did their 2005 compilation All Over The World: The Very Best Of when re-promoted in 2016, and Lynne was a member of supergroup Traveling Wilburys, whose Collection was No.1 in 2007. Despite its lofty debut, From Out Of Nowhere’s first week consumption of 21,062 units (including 298 from sales-equivalent streams) it a mere 34.25% of the 61,497 copies that ELO’s last album, Alone In The Universe, sold when debuting and peaking at No.4 in 2015. The only other surviving member of The Traveling Wilburys – Roy Orbison died in 1988, George Harrison in 2001 and Tom Petty in 2017 – is 78-year-old Bob Dylan who also returns to the chart this week with Travelin’ Thru 1967-1969: The Bootleg Series Volume 15. Consisting of 47 previously unreleased tracks, and opening at No.6 (7,400 sales), it is his 68th Top 75 album and 39th Top 10 entry since 1964, and the fourth of 13 releases – Volumes

1-3 were a single release - in the ongoing Bootleg Series to make the Top 10. Demonstrating, like ELO, that timing is everything, Michael Kiwanuka’s third studio album, Kiwanuka, has to settle for runners-up slot this week, even though its first week consumption of 15,135 units, is 30.04% higher than the 11,639 copies his last album, Love & Hate, sold on debuting atop the chart in 2016. Kiwanuka's introductory album, Home Again, had pure sales of 30,163 when it debuted and peaked at No.4 in March 2012, in the wake of his BBC Sound Of 2012 victory, on its way to to-date sales of 151,487. Love & Hate’s current tally: 119,852. Two disparate duos with very different profiles provide the week’s fourth and fifth Top 10 entries. They are grime/hip-hop duo Krept & Konan, whose second full-length album, Revenge Is Sweet, provides their fifth Top 20 entry (including mixtapes) since 2013, debuting at No.5 (8,177 sales); and classical crossover stars Aled Jones (48) & Russell Watson (52), who are reunited for their second collaboration, Back In Harmony, which opens at No.7 (7,302 sales), a week shy of a year since their first collaboration, In Harmony, opened and peaked at No.8 on sales of 15,549 copies. Underlining their differences, Krept & Konan’s album sold 255 copies on CD, 530 on paid-for downloads, and had sales-equivalent streams of 7,392 copies – 90.40% of its total, whereas Jones & Watson’s album sold 7,090 copies on CD, 186 on paid-for downloads and had a contribution of just 26 from sales-equivalent streams – 0.36% of its total. Back In Harmony is Jones’ 20th Top 75 album, and Watson’s 16th. As leadership of the chart changes hands for the 11th week in a row, last week’s top title, Kind, falls to No.10 (6,176 sales) for Stereophonics. The rest of the Top 10: No.6 Collaborations Project (6-3, 11,502 sales) by Ed Sheeran, Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (7-4, 9,512 sales) by Lewis Capaldi, Hollywood’s Bleeding (8-8, 7,249 sales) by Post Malone and Jesus Is King (2-9, 6,441 sales) by Kanye West. Overall album sales are down 1.99% week-on-week at 1,793,296, 1.00% below same week 2018 sales of 1,811,401. Sales-equivalent streams accounted for 1,168,949 sales, 65.18% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are up 2.14% week-on-week at 624,347, 20.68% below same week 2018 sales of 787,145. No.1 for a record-breaking 14th straight week in her native Australia, Dance Monkey is No.1 here for the sixth time in a row for 19-year-old Toni Watson from Melbourne, under her recording alias of Tones And I. Consumption of the track falls 1.55% to 84,488 units (including 73,031 from sales-equivalent streams). Its second highest tally to date, it includes a best-yet contribution of 11,457 from downloads – and it finally ascends to the top of the video streaming chart, toppling Pinkfong’s Baby Shark, which has been the default No.1 for the last year. DJ Regard’s debut smash Ride It – an adaptation of Jay Sean 2008 No.11 hit that was No.2 for three weeks in a row and four of the last five weeks – dips to No.3 (41,584 sales), making room for Don’t Start Now (No.2, 49,334 sales), which is the seventh Top 10 single and highest-debuting of 12 hits by Dua Lipa. Regard is the first Kosovan-born artist to have a Top 10 hit here, while Dua Lipa is London-born of Kosovan parents. Ed Sheeran’s South Of The Border (feat. Camila Cabello & Cardi B) returns to its peak, advancing 5-4 (32,655 sales), while Good As Hell (7-7, 31,043 sales) by Lizzo and Memories (8-8, 30,784 sales) by Maroon 5 remain at their peaks. The Maroon 5 hit is the only track in the Top 10 to increase sales week-on-week. The rest of the Top 10: Circles (4-5, 31,832 sales) by Post Malone, Lose You To Love Me (3-6, 31,665 sales) by Selena Gomez, Bruises (10-9, 27,397 sales) by Lewis Capaldi and Outnumbered (9-10, 26,741 sales) by Dermot Kennedy. Overall singles sales are down 3.13% week-on-week at 18,456,591, 14.20% above same week 2018 sales of 16,161,950. Paid-for sales are up 3.78% week-on-week at 598,306 – 30.75% below same week 2018 sales of 864,011. They are below same week, previous year sales for the 327th week in a row.

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