Global Chart Report
Ed Sheeran returns to the tip
Friday, July 18, 2014
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
Despite a 31% sales decline to 151.000 copies,
compared to the previous week, Ed Sheeran's new effort 'X'
climbs back to the summit of the Global Album Chart. After three weeks
on the tally 'X' sold a total of 920.000 copies. The biggest sales has
the album still in United Kingdom with 52.200 units, following by the
USA with 35.000 units, Germany with around 15.000 units, Australia
with 7.800 units and Canada with 5.000 units. Australian pop and jazz
singer and songwriter Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, better known
mononymously as Sia, brings this week's highest debut. Her sixth album
'1000 Forms Of Fear' starts at no.2 globally with 105.000 sales,
51.600 of it comes from the USA, 12.100 from Australia, 7.700 from
United Kingdom, 7.300 from France and 5.600 from Canada. This year's
biggest seller, Disney's soundtrack to the blockbuster 'Frozen' turns
back at no.3 with 100.000 sales. After 33 weeks on the tally 'Frozen'
sold a total of 5,44 million copies. It's the most successful
soundtrack since 'Mamma Mia!',
which was released in 2008 and sold more than
5,5 million copies to date. By the way, the most successful soundtrack
of all time is 'Grease', starring Olivia Newton-John and John
Travolta, from 1978. The set sold a whopping 40 million copies to
date. Second highest debut on this week's hitlist is 'Pikapika
Fantajin', the fourth album by Japanese model and singer Kyary Pamyu
Pamyu. It opens at no.10 with 48.000 sales, according to Oricon.
Some additional sales stats: '21' by Adele sold 8.000
copies last week and reaches a total of 26,48 million so far, 'Farbenspiel' by
Helene Fischer sold 17.000 units last week, 1,25 million so far,
'Midnight Memories' by One Direction sold 16.000 units last week and has
a total of 4,01 million units so far, 'Halycon' by
Ellie Goulding sold 1,72 million copies so far, 'Love In The Future'
by John Legend 977.000 and
'Random Access Memories' by
Daft Punk 3,85 million.
COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART
Ariana Grande's 'Problem' is still the biggest
hit globally. The smash tops the Track Chart for a third non-consecutive
week and loses 11% in points to 296.000. The result after eleven weeks
on the tally are 3.005.000 points. Close behind 'Problem' opens this
week's highest debut, 'Natsu No Free & Easy' by the Japanese idol group
Nogizaka 46. It started with 287.000 points at no.2. Sam Smith's former
no.1 smash 'Stay With Me' slides at no.3 now with 254.000 points.
Outside the Top 40 waiting among
other Kesney Chesney's 'American Kids' at
no.43, Dierks Bentley's Drunk On A
Plane' at no.50, Vance Joy's 'Riptide' at
no.52 and Fifth Harmony's 'Bo$$' at no.55 for their first appearance on the big list. Our
weekly survey contains global sales and global airplay. At the moment
the ratio is 75% for sales and 25% for airplay. The ratio will be
changed step by step in the next few weeks. Airplay will be devalued to
20%, Sales to 70% and new is Streaming with 10%. From this week on the
data of the main streaming provider company Spotify are including to our hitlist.
COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART
It was the first successful track of the glamorous Disco-era:
'Rock Your Baby' by George McCrae. The song was written
and produced by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch of the KC
& The Sunshine Band. Originally the vocals should be added by
soul-singer Gwen McCrae. Accidentally her husband George
visited the studio during the recordings and suddenly he was
behind the microphone... a magnificent moment of the pop
history! 'Rock Your Baby' became a massive international hit,
reached the no.1 in almost all countries around the globe. On
the global chart the track occupied the no.1 spot for
sensational 16 weeks! On the year-end chart 1974 it achieved
no.2, short behind Terry Jacks' 'Seasons In The
Sun'. And on the
ALL TIME CHART
'Rock Your Baby' ranks at no.49 with impressive 10.287.000 points,
only eight other songs of the Seventies had more global success. By
the way, 'Rock Your Baby' inspired the drum part in the ABBA smash
'Dancing Queen'. George McCrae, now 68 years old, is a typical one-hit
wonder. Nevertheless he released 15 albums, the latest, 'Time For A
Change', was released in 2009 without appreciable success.
GLOBAL CHART - 40 YEARS AGO
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Sia earns first no.1 album on Billboard 200
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
by Keith Caulfield, Los Angeles
Singer-songwriter Sia nabs her first No. 1 album on the Billboard
200 — and her best sales week ever — as "1000 Forms of Fear" debuts atop
the list. The new album, released on Monkey Puzzle
through RCA Records, sold 52,000 copies in the
week ending July 13, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Sia took a rather unconventional route to promoting her album. She opted not to
show her face during TV performances of the album's single "Chandelier," and
didn’t pose for traditional photo shoots. Instead, she performed on TV with her
back to the camera while a dancer (or dancers) interpreted the song — as seen
recently on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon" and
"Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Sia previously charted twice on the Billboard 200, with 2008's No. 26-peaking
"Some People Have Real Problems" and 2010's No. 37 hit "We Are Born." ("Some
People" logged Sia's previous biggest sales frame, when it launched with
20,000.) Prior to that, she reached the Heatseekers Albums chart with 2006's
"Colour the Small One" (No. 14). Sia is probably best-known as the
female voice heard on David Guetta's "Titanium" and Flo Rida's "Wild Ones," both
of which were top 10 hits
on the Billboard Hot 100. She also
co-wrote Rihanna's No. 1 smash "Diamonds," Ne-Yo's "Let Me Love You (Until You
Learn to Love Yourself)," Beyonce's "Pretty Hurts" and Britney Spears'
"Perfume," among other tunes.
One last note on "1000 Forms of Fear": It logs the lowest sales figure for a No.
1 album in nearly two years. It's the smallest since the Aug. 11, 2012 chart,
when Zac Brown Band's "Uncaged" led the list with 48,000. Following
"1000 Forms of Fear" on the new Billboard 200 is the resurging "Frozen"
soundtrack, which rises 5-2 with 46,000 (up 23 percent). It jumps thanks todeep
discounting at both Amazon MP3 and Google Play, where the album's
price was temporarily dropped to $3.99 during the tracking week. Sam Smith's "In
Hour" holds at No. 3 with 42,000 (down 6 percent),
and Ed Sheeran's "x" dips 2-4 with 35,000 (down 34 percent). Last week's No. 1,
Trey Songz's "Trigga," falls to No. 5 with 34,000 (down 67 percent).
Veteran rock band Judas Priest collects its highest-charting album ever, as
"Redeemer of Souls" enters at No. 6 with 33,000. It's the band's 17th studio
effort, and first since 2008's "Nostradamus." Judas Priest has been charting
since 1978, and "Redeemer" is the group's 18th charting album — and first to
visit the top 10. The band previously topped out at No. 11 with "Nostradamus."
The "Now 50" compilation climbs 11-7 with 22,000 (up less than 1 percent), while
the Dirty Heads' "Sound of Change" bows at No. 8 with 21,000. It's the first top
10 effort for the group and best sales frame yet. The act is currently in the
top 10 of the Alternative Songs chart with "My Sweet Summer," which rose 12-10
on the July 26 list.
Miranda Lambert's "Platinum" falls 7-9 with 20,000 (down 20 percent), and Lana
Del Rey's "Ultraviolence" slips 8-10 with 18,000 (down 29 percent).
Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending July 13) totaled 4.1 million
units, down 5 percent compared with the sum last week (4.3 million) and down 19
percent compared with the comparable sales week of 2013 (5 million).
Year-to-date album sales stand at 129.2 million, down 15 percent compared with
the same total at this point last year (151.8 million).
The week's 4.1 million haul is the smallest weekly sum for album sales since
SoundScan began tracking data in 1991. Weekly album sales volume has been below
5 million for the past 12 consecutive weeks. The 5 million mark has only been
surpassed in five weeksthis year. To compare, a year ago at this point, there
were 21 weeks where sales exceeded 5 million.
Over on the Digital Songs chart, Magic's "Rude" regains the No. 1 slot, rising
2-1 with 185,000 (up 3 percent), but there's a brand-new entry at No. 2 nipping
at Magic's heels. Florida Georgia Line's "Dirt" secures the chart's highest
debut, starting at No. 2 with 182,000. That's the largest sales week for a
country digital song in a year, since Florida Georgia Line's own "Cruise" sold
193,000 downloads in the week ending July 7, 2013. "Dirt" tallies the biggest
debut for a country song since the week ending Oct. 7, 2012 when Taylor Swift's
"Red" started with 312,000.
"Dirt" is the first single from the duo's forthcoming new studio album, due for
release later this year.
Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" falls 1-3 with 162,000 (down 12 percent); Iggy
Azalea's "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, descends 3-4 with 154,000 (down 10
percent); and Ariana Grande's "Problem," featuring Azalea, climbs 6-5 with
124,000 (down 15 percent).
Nico & Vinz's "Am I Wrong" rises 7-6 with 111,000 (down 12 percent), Maroon 5's
"Maps" ascends 9-7 with 105,000 (up 1 percent), and Charli XCX's "Boom Clap"
jumps 10-8 with 100,000 (up 3 percent). Jason Derulo's "Wiggle," featuring Snoop
Dogg, falls 8-9 with 90,000 (down 25 percent), and Grande's "Break Free,"
featuring Zedd, tumbles 5-10 with 86,000 (down 47 percent).
Digital track sales this past week totaled 20.3 million downloads, down 5
percent compared with last week (21.3 million) and down 11 percent stacked next
to the comparable week of 2013 (22.8 million). Year-to-date track sales are at
635.1 million, down 13 percent compared with the same total at this point last
year (729.4 million).
Magic! is a Canadian reggae fusion band, composed of
songwriter and record producer Nasri Atweh on lead vocals and Mark Pellizzer,
Alex Tanas and Ben Spivak. In 2013, they released their debut single, 'Rude'
from their debut album 'Don't Kill The Magic' released worldwide on July 1,
2014. All members of the band are originally from the Toronto area. The lead
singer of Magic!, Nasri, had been working with and writing songs for different
pop acts prior to the start of the band, mainly alongside Adam Messinger,
together known as The Messengers. He had met Mark Pelli in the studio and within
a week they had written the song 'Don't Judge Me' for Chris Brown. Nasri
described the chemistry between himself and Pelli as 'different than writing
chemistry, it was more artistic'. A few weeks later, while Mark played a reggae
tune on the guitar, Nasri suggested to start a band like 'modern-day Police'.
The debut single 'Rude' is a great international success now. >>
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Music Week Report
Mancunian boy band Rixton tops single list
Monday, July 21, 2014
by Alan Jones, London
Already a major hit in many territories, Mancunian boy band Rixton's
debut single Me And My Broken Heart opens its UK career at number one.
However, despite several weeks of pre-sales, its first week tally of
63,478 sales - including 2,203 from streams - is the lowest for a number
one since Lily Allen's version of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know
sold 47,676 copies on its second and last
week at number one last December, 31 weeks ago.
Although Rixton are chart newcomers, Me And My Broken Heart was written
by a committee of four very experienced songwriters (Steve Mac, Wayne
Hector, Ammar Malik and Benjamin Levin) with previous number ones to
their credit, and incorporates a sample from Matchbox 20 singer Rob
Thomas' 2005 solo song Lonely No More. Thomas thus gets his first
writing credit on a number one, beating his previous best of number
three for Santana's Smooth, on which he was also credited vocalist. Mac
& Hector are the most experienced of Me And My Broken Heart’s writers,
having jointly penned (sometimes with others) nine previous number ones:
Westlife’s Say It Again (1999), Flying Without Wings (1999), Queen Of My
Heart (2001) and World Of Our Own (2002), Michelle’s All This Time
(2004), JLS' Beat Again (2009) and Everybody In Love (2009), The
Wanted's All Time Low (2010) and Glad You Came (2011).
Hector also got a credit on
Peter Andre's 1996 number one Flava, and JLS' Love You More (2010) while
Mac also has a further JLS number one to his credit, The Club Is Alive.
Unable to challenge the Manchester lads, Nicole Scherzinger nevertheless
acquits herself well with Your Love debuting at number six (41,062
sales) to become her 15th Top 10 hit, including Pussycat Dolls releases.
It is likely to be the first single from her yet-to-be-named second solo
album - but you can never be sure, as she has reportedly scrapped five
albums in her solo career thus far. Until this year, the only Ella to
have charted a solo single in the UK was Ella Fitzgerald more than 50
years ago, but two more have joined the list in 2014 and they are
currently in the Top 20 together - Ella Henderson's
chart-topping debut single
Ghost retreats 3-4 (46,100 sales), while Ella Eyre's If I Go debuts at
number 16 (23,292 sales).
After debuting last week at number one, It's My Birthday drifts to
number three (46,619 sales) for Will.I.Am feat. Cody Wise.
Elsewhere in the Top 10: Problem holds at number two (48,383 sales) for
Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea, Budapest holds at number five (44,822
sales) for George Ezra, Right Here slips 6-7 (38,214 sales) for Jess
Glynne, Sing falls 7-8 (33,388 sales) for Ed Sheeran, Gecko (Overdrive)
declines 8-9 (29,460 sales) for Oliver Heldens & Becky Hill and Stay
With Me holds at number 10 (28,989 sales) for Sam Smith.
Overall singles sales are down 2.33% week-on-week, at 5,148,727.
Streaming accounted for 49.14% of those sales. Under previously existing
criteria where only paid-for purchases were included, overall singles
sales are down 3.68% week-on-week at 2,618,735 – 23.68% below same week
2013 sales of 3,431,468, and the 49th consecutive week in which they
have declined versus a year ago.
Ed Sheeran's X continues to dominate the album chart, topping the list
for the fourth straight week, on sales of 39,375 copies. Although
Sheeran's 2011 debut + has been in the Top 200 continuously since
release 149 weeks ago, accumulating sales of 1,824,151 copies, it spent
only three weeks at number one, and never managed even two in a row.
The last album by any act to spend its first four weeks at number one
was Britain's Got Talent alumni Richard & Adam's The Impossible Dream
last August but the last by a male solo artist was Robbie Williams'
Escapology, way back in 2002. James Blunt's Back To Bedlam spent eight
straight weeks at number one in 2005, but not from the very start of its
career. Morrissey has the week's highest new entry, debuting at number
two (18,762 sales) with his 10th solo album, World Peace Is None Of Your
Business. It is his first album of new material since 2009, when Years
Of Refusal debuted and peaked at number three on significantly higher
first week sales of 39,203.
Retro London R&B duo Jungle impressed on the John Peel stage at
Glastonbury ahead of the release of their eponymous debut album, which
duly arrives this week at number seven (9,952 sales).
Elsewhere in the Top 10: Blue Smoke/The Best Of Dolly Parton holds at
number three (15,408 sales), In The Lonely Hour by Sam Smith holds at
number four (14,990 sales),Wanted On Voyage by George Ezra holds at
number five (12,158 sales), Caustic Love by Paolo Nutini rises 9-6
(10,985 sales), Ghost Stories by Coldplay falls 7-8 (9,456 sales), 5
Seconds Of Summer dips 6-9 (8,768 sales) and Halcyon by Ellie Goulding
jumps 20-10 (6,748 sales).
Overall album sales are down 3.56% week-on-week at 1,267,587 – 2.21%
below same week 2013 sales of 1.296,244.
Oricon Album Chart
No.1 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu 'Pikapika Fantajin'
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Media Control Track Chart
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