6ix9ine's 'Gooba' debuts at no.2
Thursday, May 21, 2020
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
There are two big
debuts this week, who have delivered a head-to-head race: 'Stuck With
U' by Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber and 'Gooba' by 6ix9ine. The ladder
won the fight and starts at no.2 globally with 303,000 points. It's
the biggest success of the controversial American rapper so far. The
song and its accompanying video was recorded under house arrest,
stemming from the trial of the Nine Trey Gangsters, which 6ix9ine
references in the song. In 2015, 6ix9ine pled guilty to a felony count
of use of a child in a sexual performance, and received a four year
probation period and a 1,000-hour community service order. In 2018, he
was arrested on racketeering, weapons, and drugs charges. He pled
guilty to nine charges including conspiracy to murder and armed
robbery in February 2019, and was given a two-year prison sentence
after testifying for the prosecution. In April 2020, he was granted
early release during the Covid19 pandemic following
fears over his
vulnerability to the disease due to his asthma condition, and was put
on house arrest for the remainder of his term. Shy behind 'Gooba' bows
'Stuck With U' at no.3 with 295,000 points. This collaboration of
Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber is a charity project. All net proceeds
from the track will be donated to the "First Responders Children's
Foundation". The money will fund scholarships of children of frontline
workers whose lives have been affected by the Covid19 pandemic. But
despite the big success of 'Gooba' and 'Stuck With U', these two
calibers had not enough power to replace 'Blinding Lights' by The
Weeknd from the top. The song remains for a consecutive 14th week at
the summit with another 381,000 points, a 4% decline compared to the
previous week. Meanwhile the song rises to no.176 on the
ALL TIME CHART
with a total of
8,163,000 points so far. Outside our weekly
Top 40 waiting among other 'Salt' by Ava Max at no.44 and 'In Your Eyes' by Robin Schulz feat. Alida at no.45 for their first appearance on the big list.
Canadian rapper dominate this week's Global Album Chart: The Weeknd
ranks at no.4 with 'After Hours' and another 83,000 sales (1,456,000
totally), Drake remains at no.2 with the mixtape 'Dark Lane Demo
Tapes' and 124,000 sales (449,000 totally), and new at no.1 is Navraj
Singh Goraya, known by his stage name Nav. Born on November 3, 1989 in
Toronto and raised in Rexdale, Ontario, he is of Punjabi descent; his
parents are Sikhs originally from the northern state of Punjabi in
India. Nav's third studio album 'Good Intentions' bows with 157,000
initially sales, 135,000 of it from the United States, 10,000 from
Canada (both figures from Billboard / Nielsen Music), another 3,000
are from United Kingdom (according to OCC). And now, as every
week, additional stats from outside the current Global Album Top 10 in
alphabetic order, the first figure means last week's sales, the second
figure the total sales: '1989' by Taylor Swift 9,000 / 11,458,000,
'21' by Adele 10,000 / 30,073,000, '25' by Adele 10,000 / 22,432,000,
the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 16,000 / 5,861,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott
4,706,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 26,000 / 6,779,000,
'Blame It On Baby' by DaBaby 33,000 / 346,000,
'Calm' by 5 Seconds Of Summer 16,000 / 369,000, 'Changes' by Justin Bieber 35,000 /
1,143,000, 'Circles' by Mac Miller 10,000 / 576,000, 'Cuz I Love You'
by Lizzo 16,000 / 1,686,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD
18,000 / 1,763,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 27,000 / 16,049,000,
'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 44,000 /
2,635,000, 'Eternal Atake' by Lill Uzi Vert 53,000 / 1,297,000, 'Evolve' by
Imagine Dragons 10,000 / 5,166,000, 'Fine Line' by Harry Styles 47,000
/ 2,004,000, 'Free Spirit' by Khalid 14,000 / 2,139,000, the 'Frozen
II' soundtrack 33,000 / 1,674,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice
WRLD 24,000 / 3,155,000, 'Happiness Begins' by Jonas Brothers 9,000 /
1,453,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 5,000 / 8,456,000,
'Indigo' by Chris Brown 12,000 / 1,416,000, 'Invasion Of Privacy' by
Cardi B 11,000 / 3,464,000, 'Lover' by Taylor Swift 25,000 /
3,493,000, 'Manic' by Halsey 18,000 / 897,000, 'Map Of The Soul: 7' by
BTS (Bangtan Boys) 36,000 / 5,569,000, 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' by
BTS (Bangtan Boys) 6,000 / 4,429,000, 'Music To Be Murdered By' by
Eminem 25,000 / 1,433,000, 'No.6 Collaborations' by Ed Sheeran 26,000
/ 3,447,000, 'Over It' Summer Walker 17,000 / 1,244,000, 'Please
Excuse Me For Being Antisocial' by Roddy Ricch 36,000 / 1,805,000,
'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 21,000 / 4,521,000, 'Rare' by Selena
Gomez 22,000 / 765,000, 'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 3,000 /
5,249,000, 'Romance' by Camila Cabello 14,000 / 828,000, 'Scorpion' by
Drake 20,000 / 6,529,000, 'Seven' by Lil Nas X 11,000 / 1,351,000,
'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes 10,000 / 2,860,000, 'So Much Fun' by
Young Thug 14,000 / 1,412,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 17,000 /
5,591,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 16,000 / 3,716,000, 'The
Greatest Showman' soundtrack 18,000 / 7,906,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran
10,000 / 12,297,000.
GLOBAL NO.1 - 30 YEARS AGO...
was released on March 27, 1990 as the lead single of the soundtrack
album I'm Breathless (1990). Madonna was inspired by vogue dancers and
choreographers Jose Gutierez Xtravaganza and Luis Xtravaganza from the
Harlem House Ball community, the origin of the dance form, and they
introduced Vogueing to her at the Sound Factory club in New York City.
"Vogue" is an upbeat house song which set trends in dance music in the
1990s with strong influences of 1970s disco within its composition. It
also contains a spoken section, in which Madonna name-checks various
golden-era Hollywood celebrities. Lyrically, the song is about
enjoying oneself on the dance floor no matter who one is, and it
contains a theme of escapism. "Vogue" reached the no.1 spot in the
United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Italy, Spain,
Portugal, Sweden, Norway, and New Zealand. At the end of the year 1990
the song landed at the runner-up slot of the Global Countdown Chart
with a total of 8.575.000 points.
Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber 'Stuck With U' at no.1
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
Ariana Grande and
Justin Bieber's "Stuck With U" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100
songs chart. The duet launches as Grande's third Hot 100 leader and
Bieber's sixth, and their
Notably, Grande and Bieber each make their third debut at No. 1 on the
Hot 100, joining Mariah Carey and Drake as the only artists with that
many starts at the summit.
"Stuck With U," released at midnight ET on May 8 on Silent / Raymond
Braun / SchoolBoy / Republic / Def Jam, begins as the 1,101st No. 1 in the Hot
100's 61-year history, and the 38th to debut at the summit. "Stuck With U" starts at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales
chart with 108,000 downloads sold in the week ending May 14, according
to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
The song was on sale in a variety of physical/digital combination
offerings during the tracking week, including copies autographed by
Grande and Bieber. Consumers could purchase cassette, CD and vinyl
singles, each with a digital download; the download would be sent to
consumers upon purchase, with physical versions due to arrive at a later
date. The track is the first to crack the 100,000-sold barrier
in a single week in
over a year, since Taylor Swift's "Me!," featuring Brendon Urie, soared
in with 193,000 (May 11, 2019), also enhanced by a physical/digital
retail model. "Stuck With U" opens at No. 4 on
Streaming Songs with 28.1 million U.S. streams in the week ending May
The track bounds 43-33 on the Radio Songs chart with 26.3 million
audience impressions in the week ending May 17, following its first full
week of availability. Among format-specific airplay charts, It jumps
25-19 on Adult Pop Songs and 28-23 on Pop Songs and debuts at No. 28 on
Adult Contemporary and No. 38 on Rhythmic Songs.
A week after soaring from No. 6 to No. 1 on the Hot 100, Doja Cat's "Say
So," featuring Nicki Minaj, drops to No. 2. It also falls to No. 2 after
a week atop Digital Song Sales (29,000, down 57%); holds at No. 2 on
Radio Songs (100.7 million, up 6%); and slips 4-5 on Streaming Songs
(26.2 million, down 14%).
6ix9ine's "Gooba" enters the Hot 100 at No. 3, as it launches as his
first No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart with 55.3 million U.S. streams,
following its May 8 release. The song is just the third non-holiday
title to reach that weekly streaming level this year, following Roddy
Ricch's "The Box" and Drake's "Toosie Slide."
"Gooba" starts at No. 3 on Digital Song Sales with 24,000 sold (and was
available on May 14 in a CD/download combination). It also drew 172,000
in radio reach in the tracking week.
The rapper adds his second Hot 100 top 10 and ties best career rank.
"FEFE," featuring Minaj and Murda Beatz, reached No. 3 in August 2018.
"Gooba" concurrently crowns the multi-metric Hot Rap Songs chart upon
its debut, marking 6ix9ine's first No. 1 on the ranking.
As for "Stuck With U" and "Gooba" entering the Hot 100 simultaneously,
the chart boasts two debuts in the top three in the same week for the
first time in four-and-a-half years, since Adele's "Hello" and Bieber's
"Sorry" started at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, on Nov. 14, 2015.
The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" descends 3-4 on the Hot 100, after four
weeks on top. It rules Radio Songs for a sixth week, with 114.6 million
audience impressions, essentially even week-over-week. It also becomes
his first No. 1 on the Adult Pop Songs airplay survey.
Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage," featuring Beyoncé, retreats to No. 5 on
the Hot 100 a week after rising to its No. 2 high, while claiming top
Airplay Gainer honors (61.7 million, up 21%) for a third consecutive
Drake's "Toosie Slide" descends 4-6 on the Hot 100, following its
one-week reign; Roddy Ricch's "The Box" drops 5-7, after it dominated
for 11 weeks; and DaBaby's "Rockstar," featuring Ricch, hits a new high
at No. 8, lifting from No. 9, while winning the top Streaming Gainer nod
(31.7 million, up 12%).
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Dua Lipa's "Don't Start Now" falls
6-9, after peaking at No. 2, and Post Malone's "Circles" backtracks
8-10, following its three-week rule, as it logs a record-extending 37th
week in the top 10. NAV nabs his second No. 1 album on the Billboard
200 chart, as Good Intentions starts atop the tally. The album was
released on May 8 via XO/Republic Records, and earned 135,000 equivalent
album units in the week ending May 14, according to Nielsen Music/MRC
Data. Of its total starting unit sum, album sales comprise over half of
that figure -- 73,000, with nearly all of the sales driven by
merchandise/album bundles sold via NAV’s official webstore.
NAV’s Good Intentions follows the rapper-singer’s last release, Bad
Habits, which landed him his first No. 1 in April of 2019. It launched
with 82,000 units earned in its first week. Of Good Intentions’ first-week unit figure of 135,000, album sales
comprise 73,000, SEA units total 62,000 (equaling 84.8 million on-demand
streams of the album’s songs during the tracking week) and under 1,000
are in TEA units.Nearly all of Good Intentions’ album sales were fueled
by merchandise/album bundles. On the final day of the tracking week (May
14), NAV’s webstore had 100 different merchandise/album bundles
available associated with the Good Intentions album. In addition, there
were 18 physical format/digital album offerings (six CDs, six vinyl LPs
and six cassettes).
At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Kehlani achieves her highest charting
album and biggest week ever in total units earned, as It Was Good Until
It Wasn’t debuts with 83,000 equivalent album units. Of that sum, 56,000
are in SEA units (equating to 74.68 million on-demand streams of the
album’s songs), 25,000 are in album sales (aided by more than 20
merchandise/album bundles) and 1,000 in TEA units.
It Was Good Until It Wasn’t surpasses the singer-songwriter’s previous
high, logged when her last full-length studio set, SweetSexySavage,
debuted and peaked at No. 3 (chart dated Feb. 18, 2017 with 58,000
units). The new album is her third top 10 effort, as she also hit No. 9
with the While We Wait mixtape in 2019 (March 9).
Drake’s Dark Lane Demo Tapes slips from No. 2 to No. 3 in its second
week on the list, earning 79,000 units (down 64 percent). Of that sum,
77,000 are in SEA units (equaling 105.5 million on-demand streams),
nearly 2,000 are in album sales and 1,000 are in TEA units. The 14-track
album has no merchandise/album bundles available, nor a physical format
album on the market. It’s charting solely from streaming activity and a
download album available at traditional digital retailers (iTunes,
When Dark Lane Demo Tapes opened at No. 2 a week ago with 223,000 units,
it was runner-up to Kenny Chesney’s Here and Now with 233,000 units
(powered by sales driven from a concert ticket/album sale redemption
offer with his upcoming tour). Here and Now falls from No. 1 to No. 38
in its second week, with 15,000 units (down 93 percent).
Back in the new top 10, Lil Baby’s former No. 1 My Turn slips from No. 3
to No. 4 with 72,000 equivalent album units earned (down 28 percent).
Rapper Lil Durk scores his second top five-charting album, and best week
ever in units earned, as Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 enters at No. 5 with
57,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, 53,000 are in SEA
units (equating to 74.67 million on-demand streams of the set’s songs in
its first week), 3,000 are in album sales and 1,000 are in TEA units.
Lil Durk previously reached the top 10 with Love Songs 4 the Streets 2,
which debuted and peaked at No. 4 in August of 2019 with his previous
high-water mark for units: 44,000.
DaBaby’s previous No. 1 Blame It on Baby falls from No. 4 to No. 6 with
45,000 equivalent album units (down 7 percent).
Bad Bunny achieves his third top 10 album in less than a year, as his
surprise release Las Que No Iban a Salir debuts at No. 7 with 42,000
equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, 33,000 are in SEA units
(equaling 46.2 million on-demand streams for the set’s 10 songs), 8,000
are in album sales (aided by a small number of merchandise/album
bundles) and less than 1,000 are in TEA units. The new album debuts with
less than five days of activity, as the set was surprise-released last
Sunday, May 10. Most new albums are released at shortly after midnight
on Friday morning each week, the first day of the Nielsen Music/MRC Data
tracking week, and also the day that is generally regarded as when new
albums are released globally.
Rounding out the top 10 are a trio of former No. 1s: Lil Uzi Vert’s
Eternal Atake (5-8 with 42,000 units; down 7 percent), The Weeknd’s
After Hours (6-9 with 40,000 units; down 9 percent) and Post Malone’s
Hollywood Bleeding (8-10 with 37,000 units; down 4 percent).
Record Of The Month
'Death Bed' is a song by Canadian rapper Powfu,
which features a sample of the 2017 tune 'Coffee' by Filipino / British singer,
songwriter Beabadoobee. The commercial release of the song was delayed by a year
due to the clearance of the 'Coffee' sample. It was finally released to
streaming and download services in February 2020.
Music Week Report
DaBaby remains at number one
Monday, May 25, 2020
by Alan Jones, London
Increasing its sales by an impressive 28%, Rockstar by DaBaby featuring
Roddy Ricch further extends its lead over the competition to spend a
second week at the top of the charts, bringing to a halt the churn of
the last month or so. Making the top of the market look slightly
healthier than it has in recent weeks, the single posted
57,429 chart sales last week, of which
55,093 were from sales-equivalent streams.
It was pointed out to me in the week that Rockstar has become something of a
charmed title for hit singles in recent years. This is the fourth different song
of that name since 2007 during which time it has produced a brace of No.2 hits
(for Nickelback in 2007 and Dappy/Brian May in 2012) and now a pair of
chart-topping singles, (the other by Post Malone/21 Savage in 2017). Rockstar is
still one of only a small handful of titles to be attached to two entirely
different No.1 singles, although the 21st century has seen more than its fair
share of them. In the past 20 years Let's Dance, Sorry, Closer, Promises, Sing,
Diamonds, Burn, I Don't Care, Hello, Perfect, River, and now Rockstar have all
been added to the list of No.1 hits using recycled song titles. There genuinely
was no chart race to speak of this week, so everyone else must content
themselves with lining up some distance
behind. Say So by Doja Cat rebounds back to its No.2 peak (37,026
sales), Toosie Slide by Drake down to No.3 (36,854 sales), and there is a new
peak for Rover by S1mba featuring DTG which jumps 8-4 on 35,594 sales.
The singles chart overall is going through one of its periodic periods of
becalming. This week's Top 10 singles are identical to last, save for some
reshuffling of the pack. Those not so far mentioned: Death Bed by Powfu
featuring Beabadoobee (No.5, 35,282 sales), Savage by Megan Thee Stallion (No.6,
30,483 sales), Blinding Lights by The Weeknd (No.7, 29,352 sales), Stuck With U
by Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber (No.8, 28,955 sales), Dinner Guest by AJ
Tracey featuring MoStack (No.9, 27,127 sales) and finally Gooba from 6ix9ine
(No.10, 23,746 sales).
Singles sales are up 3.37% week-on-week and stand at 21,235,727. Paid-for sales
however take a plunge, down 3.31% to 581,506 to hit a seven-week low.
After several weeks waiting in the wings (it has
been No.2 on seven occasions since the last time it reached the top) Divinely
Uninspired To A Hellish Extent by Lewis Capaldi nips smartly back to No.1 with a
sale of 8,396 copies exactly one year to the week since it first debuted at the
top of the charts. The album's year on sale has seen it spend its entire life
inside the Top 10, never once dropping lower than No.8.
This is now the seventh time Capaldi's debut album has reached No.1, setting a
brand new record for a male solo artist and joining Our Version Of Events by
Emeli Sande and 21 by Adele, hitherto the only single artist recordings to have
managed a septet of visits to the top. Its cumulative chart sale is now just shy
of a million, standing at 910,330 of which 397,074 are paid purchases.
Originally planned to be named after its big hit single Life Is Good, Future's
eighth studio album arrives this week as the slightly less incongruous High Off
Life. The collection duly becomes his 11th chart record but only his second-ever
Top 10 album as it bursts into life as the highest new entry of the week at No.5
(4,243 sales of which just 125 are paid downloads). It is enough to make it his
highest-charting album to date, besting the No.6 peak of What A Time To Be Alive
(on which he was co-billed with Drake) back in 2015.
His debut album Die A Legend missed the grade altogether last year as far as the
British charts were concerned, meaning American rapper Polo G makes his debut
this week with The Goat. His second studio release moved 4,013 copies last week
(just 41 of them paid downloads) and is the second highest new entry of the week
Their 10th studio album, but only the fourth to chart, All That Glue from the
Sleaford Mods wasn't quite the chart-topping contender it was billed as earlier
in the week but nonetheless becomes their second straight Top 10 album, sticking
nicely to No.10 with a chart sale of 3,630. It was the top-selling vinyl album
of the week, selling a whopping 2,250 copies on black plastic. The group's
biggest selling release to date is Key Markets which has accumulated 24,891
chart sales since it debuted at No.11 in 2015.
Many of those quoted individual sales are indeed painfully small and so it is
the long tail of back catalogue which ensures the albums market as a whole still
holds firm, down just 0.68% week on week at 1,764,036. Paid-for sales of albums
stand at 347,087, down from 374,237 last week.