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Global Chart Report

Drake replaced himself at no.1
Thursday, April 19, 2018
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden


Seven debuts this week inside the Top 10 of the Global Album Chart, like four weeks ago. Highest comes from American rap newcomer Cardi B. Her first studio album 'Invasion Of Privacy' bows at no.1 with 301,000 equivalent sales. Here some national sales-figures: United States 255,000, Canada 12,000, United Kingdom 11,400, Australia 2,900. The album is driven by the big single smash 'Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)', which went to no.9 globally, even to no.1 in the United States last year in September / October. 'Face Yourself', the third Japanese studio album by South Korean boy band BTS (also known as the Bangtan Boys) starts at no.2 with 294,000 sales. The album features 12 tracks, including the Japanese versions of songs previously released on their 2016 set 'Wings' and 2017 EP 'Love Yourself 承 Her', as well as three original Japanese-language tracks: 'Don't Leave Me', 'Let Go', and 'Crystal Snow'. New at no.3 this week is another South

Korean boy group, Exo-CBX, a subunit of the famous band Exo. Their second EP 'Blooming Days' got 245,000 sales in its initial week, according to Hanteo. 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 9,000 / 10,486,000, '21' by Adele 9,000 / 29,090,000, '24k Magic' by Bruno Mars 25,000 / 4,406,000, '25' by Adele 13,000 / 21,392,000, 'American Teen' by Khalid 24,000 / 1,912,000, 'Anti' by Rihanna 9,000 / 2,487,000, 'Beautiful Trauma' by Pink 22,000 / 2,468,000, 'Beauty Behind The Madness' by The Weeknd 12,000 / 3,124,000, the 'Black Panther' soundtrack 54,000 / 985,000, 'Blurryface' by Twenty One Pilots 9,000 / 3,617,000, 'Camila' by Camila Cabello 40,000 / 930,000, 'Culture II' by Migos 51,000 / 1,005,000, 'Damn.' by Kendrick Lamar 27,000 / 4,292,000, 'Dangerous Woman' by Ariana Grande 5,000 / 1,997,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 51,000 / 2,739,000, the 'Fifty Shades Freed' soundtrack 22,000 / 459,000, 'Finally' by Namie Amuro 5,000 / 2,186,000, 'Flicker' by Niall Horan 8,000 / 770,000, 'Grateful' by DJ Khaled 6,000 / 1,142,000, the 'Guardians Of The Galaxy': Awesome Mix Vol.2' soundtrack 5,000 / 1,298,000, 'Helene Fischer' by Helene Fischer 8,000 / 1,204,000, 'Human' by Rag'n'Bone Man 6,000 / 2,273,000, 'I Promise You' by Wanna One 22,000 / 753,000, 'Illuminate' by Shawn Mendes 13,000 / 2,181,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 13,000 / 7,510,000, 'Man Of The Woods' by Justin Timberlake 25,000 / 907,000, 'Mania' by Fall Out Boy 5,000 / 352,000, 'Melodrama' by Lorde 21,000 / 847,000, 'Memories...Do Not Open' by the Chainsmokers 7,000 / 1,642,000, the 'Moana' soundtrack 17,000 / 2,684,000, 'More Life' by Drake 22,000 / 3,460,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber 9,000 / 6,385,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 71,000 / 477,000, 'Red Pill Blues' by Maroon 5 14,000 / 818,000, 'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 30,000 / 3,651,000, 'Revival' by Eminem 24,000 / 1,675,000, 'Songs Of Experience' by U2 9,000 / 1,177,000, 'Starboy' by The Weeknd 19,000 / 3,526,000, 'Staying At Tamara's' by George Ezra 36,000 / 177,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 46,000 / 2,846,000, 'Tell Me You Love Me' by Demi Lovato 17,000 / 931,000, 'The Damned & Beautiful' by G-Eazy 15,000 / 686,000, 'The Thrill Of It All' by Sam Smith 25,000 / 2,162,000, the 'Trolls' soundtrack 10,000 / 1,985,000, 'Views' by Drake 18,000 / 4,172,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 25,000 / 10,715,000.  COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  Canadian rapper and R&B superstar Drake replaced himself at the summit of the Global Track Chart. His new smash 'Nice For What' - lift-off from Drake's fifth studio album 'Scorpion', with a planned released date of June 2018 - shoots at the hot spot this week with 286,000 points. 'God's Plan', which was eight non-consecutive weeks at no.1, sails to the runner-up spot with 271,000 points. It's the first time since January 2017, that an act rules with two songs the tally. In those days, Ed Sheeran topped with 'Shape of You' and 'Castle On The Hill'. Back to this week's hitlist, there's another big debut at no.11: 'One Kiss', a collaboration of Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter, and producer Calvin Harris and British musician and model Dua Lipa, opens with 147,000 points. Back to 'Shape Of You' ... Ed Sheeran's supersmash is now the track with the most weeks inside the Top 40, since the start in January 1999. It ranks at no.28 currently with another 86,000 points, a total of 18,225,000 after 66 weeks on the tally! Former record-holder was Adele's 'Rolling In The Deep' from 2010 with 65 weeks. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other 'Love Lies' by Khalid & Normani at no.41, 'A Kind Of Love' by Chotokkyu at no.44, 'Leave A Light On' by Tom Walker at no.49, 'Zombie' by Bad Wolves at no.53, and 'Wait' by Maroon 5 at no.56 for their first appearance on the big list.  COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART  The first quarter of the current year is over, time to look back: Ed Sheeran's wonderful ballad 'Perfect' rules the list with massive 4,564,000 points, followed by the Latin-flavored 'Havana' from Camila Cabello & Young Thug with 3,883,000 points and Drake's 'God's Plan' with 3,763,000 points. On the album tally the soundtrack to the blockbuster 'The Greatest Showman' reigns with 2,104,000 equivalent sales, Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' ranks shy behind with 1,633,000 sales (after massive 9,636,000 last year) and 'Culture II' by rap duo Migos follows at no.3 with 895,000 consumption units. The complete Top 20 lists are available at the Media Traffic FACEBOOK ACCOUNT.

20 YEARS AGO ... 'Titanic' began its triumphant advance at the cinemas. For director James Cameron and the film studio 20th Century Fox, it was a risky undertaking, because the originally estimated US $ 150 million production costs and the time limits were far exceeded. To complete the film at all, a second major production company was brought aboard - Paramount Pictures. But the gigantic effort should pay off, 'Titanic' became the most suceessful film in history (till that date), showered with prizes, including 11 Oscar Awards. Embedded in the technically complex and brilliant story of the sinking of the RMS Titanic 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean is the love story of Jack and Rose. Since the film plays on two time levels, the transience of human being forms to a central issue here, reinforced by the ship disaster. The many impressions and emotions bundle up in the phenomenal music of James Horner. He used largely orchestral elements and merged them with Celtic folklore, for which one originally wanted to commit Enya. Also this soundtrack broke records, with 27 million copies sold, it's the best-selling classic album of all time. And the only real song on this album, 'My Heart Will Go On', performed by Celine Dion, pulled along. Also released in January 1998, it became Celine's biggest hit, 15 weeks at number one on the Global Chart and the biggest smash in that year worldwide, decorated with three Grammy Awards.

Billboard Report
Cardi B's 'Invasion Of Privacy' debuts at no.1
Thuesday, April 17, 2018
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

Cardi B blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with her debut studio album, Invasion of Privacy. The set, which was released on April 6 through The KSR Group /

Atlantic Records, earned 255,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 12, according to Nielsen Music. That’s the second-biggest week of 2018, trailing only the arrival of Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods, which bowed with 293,000 units on the Feb. 17-dated chart. Of Invasion’s total unit bow, 103,000 were in traditional album sales -- the biggest sales week for an R&B or hip-hop album in 2018. Invasion of Privacy bows with the largest on-demand audio streaming week ever for an album by a woman. Invasion launches with 255,000 equivalent album units overall, and of that sum, 135,000 were in SEA units. That translates to 202.6 million streams of the tracks on the album during its debut frame. Invasion easily bests the previous record-holder, Beyoncé’s Lemonade, which launched with 77,000 SEA units (115.2 million streams) on the May 14, 2016-dated chart. Invasion was only available to purchase as a digital album. It’s the fifth album

to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2018 that was initially only available as a digital download and via streaming services (following The Weeknd’s My Dear Melancholy, XXXTENTACION’s ?, Logic’s Bobby Tarantino II and Migos’ Culture II). At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars scores its second top 10, and highest-charting album ever, as America debuts with 62,000 units. It surpasses the band’s previous high, logged when Love Lust Faith + Dreams debuted and peaked at No. 6 in 2013. Of America’s starting unit total, 54,000 were in traditional album sales -- the act’s second-largest sales week ever. Its only bigger week was logged by the 69,000 start of This Is War in 2009. (America’s sales bow was enhanced by sales generated from a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer with the band’s upcoming tour, which starts on June 6.) The Weeknd’s My Dear Melancholy slips from No. 1 to No. 3 in its second week, earning 52,000 units (down 69 percent). The soundtrack to The Greatest Showman climbs one rung to No. 4 with 51,000 units (up 10 percent), following the film’s DVD and Blu-ray release on April 10. XXXTENTACION’s ? dips 3-5 with 46,000 units (down 20 percent), Migos’ Culture II is up a spot to No. 6 with 37,000 units (down 9 percent) and Black Panther: The Album falls a slot to No. 7 with nearly 37,000 units (down 15 percent). Rich The Kid’s The World Is Yours tumbles 2-8 in its second week, earning 36,000 units (down 38 percent), while Post Malone’s Stoney shifts 8-9 with 29,000 units (down less than 1 percent). Closing out the top 10 is rapper Lil Xan, as he bows at No. 10 with his debut album, Total Xanarchy. The set tallied 28,000 units in its opening frame, of which 14,000 were in traditional album sales. Drake's domination atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart continues, but with a different song this week, as new single "Nice for What" debuts at No. 1, stopping the command of his own "God's Plan" after 11 weeks on top. "Nice," released on Young Money / Cash Money / Republic Records, arrives as Drake's fifth No. 1, as well as the 1,072nd leader in the Hot 100's history, which dates to the chart's Aug. 4, 1958, inception. First-week totals: "Nice," which arrived late on April 6, soars in at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart with 60.4 million U.S. streams in the week ending April 12, according to Nielsen Music. It also opens at No. 1 on Digital Song Sales with 88,000 downloads sold in the week ending April 12. On the Radio Songs chart, "Nice" enters (as the week's top debut) at No. 34, drawing 31 million in all-format airplay audience in the week ending April 15. It's Drake's fifth Hot 100 No. 1 follows "God's Plan" (11 weeks on top), "One Dance," featuring WizKid and Kyla (10 weeks, 2016), and two by Rihanna on which he's featured: "Work" (nine weeks, 2016) and "What's My Name?" (one week, 2010). Back-to-back No. 1s: Drake becomes the 13th act to have replaced itself at No. 1 on the Hot 100 and the first since Bieber, as "Despacito" dethroned DJ Khaled's "I'm the One," featuring Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne. Drake is additionally the first artist to have replaced himself at No. 1 as a lead artist since Bieber, whose "Love Yourself" supplanted "Sorry" on Feb. 13, 2016. (Before Bieber's two such takeovers, The Weeknd had last managed the feat in 2015; thus, three Canadian solo males are the last three acts to have replaced themselves at No. 1.) Drake's "God's Plan" dips to No. 2 after spending its first 11 weeks atop the Hot 100, marking his longest reign (by a week over "One Dance") and one of just 24 hits to lead for at least that long. Drake is the 18th act to rank at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously and the first since Bieber, who did so with "Despacito" and "I'm the One," respectively, on July 22, 2017. The Beatles first doubled up at Nos. 1 and 2 at the same time, with "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "She Loves You," respectively, on Feb. 22, 1964. As it slips to No. 2 on the Hot 100, "Plan" does the same on Streaming Songs (47.5 million, down 9 percent), where it likewise logged its first 11 weeks at No. 1. The track drops to No. 3 after eight weeks atop Digital Song Sales (35,000, down 26 percent) and rebounds from No. 4 to its No. 3 high on Radio Songs (108 million, up 1 percent). Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line's "Meant to Be" backtracks to No. 3 after three weeks at its No. 2 Hot 100 high. It tops the Radio Songs chart for a second week (136 million, up 4 percent) and rules Hot Country Songs for a 20th frame.  COMPLETE CHARTS

'Lemon' by musician, singer-songwriter, record producer and illustrator Kenshi Yonezu is currently the most successful track in Japan, according to singles-sales, paid-download and airplay.

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
Kylie Minogue lands her 6th no.1 album
Monday, April 16, 2018
by Alan Jones, London

In the week it finally spawns a Top 40 single, Kylie Minogue’s 14th studio album, Golden, is the diminutive Australian’s sixth No.1, debuting in pole position on sales of 48,032 copies (including 1,870 from sales-equivalent streams). Although it isn’t too long since we had a No.1 album by a female solo artist (Paloma Faith last

November), an Australian act (5 Seconds Of Summer in October 2015) or even an older solo chart-topper than Kylie, who turns 50 next month (52-year-old Shania Twain last October) you have to admire her tenacity. Golden is her 26th chart album since she made her debut in July 1988 and she is the only female solo star ever to have number one albums in four different decades – scoring in the 1980s with Kylie: The Album (1988) and Enjoy Yourself (1989), in the 1990s with Greatest Hits (1992), in the 2000s with Fever (2001) and in the 2010s with Aphrodite (2010) and Golden. Her span of No.1 albums, at just short of 30 years, is the second longest for a female soloist, trailing only Barbra Streisand, who scored the last of her seven number ones in 2016, 39 years after her first. Five other albums debut inside the Top 10 this week: California rock band 30 Seconds To Mars’ fifth studio album America (No.4, 15,088 sales) is their fourth chart entry, and second Top 10

success surpassing immediate predecessor Love, Lust, Faith + Dreams’ No.5 arrival in 2013 on sales of 17,955 copies; St. Jude Re:Wired (No.5, 12,154 sales), is an acoustic re-interpretation of Manchester indie band The Courteeners’ 2008 debut album, St. Jude, which brings them their sixth straight Top 10 entry on the 10th anniversary of the original album’s No.4 debut and peak; Invasion Of Privacy (No.6, 11,446 sales), the debut album by 25-year-old Cardi B, America’s hottest new rapper; Geography (No.8. 6,602 sales) the first album by musically eclectic London multi-instrumentalist, Tom Misch; and The Deconstruction (No.10, 5,715 sales), the first album studio album from Eels since 2014’s The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver (No.7, 6,365 sales). The Deconstruction is their fourth Top 10 album in total, and their 15th to make the Top 75 in a chart career spanning a little more than 21 years since their fourth album, Beautiful Freak, debuted and peaked at No.5 in March 1997. The Greatest Showman loses leadership of the chart for the second time, slipping to No.2 (35,372 sales), while George Ezra’s Staying At Tamara’s is also relegated a notch by the arrival of Kylie, slipping 2-3 (20,660 sales). Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (5-7, 9,365 sales) slips to the lowest position of its 58-week chart career, while selling fewer than 10,000 copies in a week for the first time. The Weeknd’s EP, My Dear Melancholy, is the last of four Top 10 remainers, sliding 3-9 (6,574 sales). Overall album sales are down 0.20% week-on-week at 1,746,434, 4.91% below same week 2017 sales of 1,836,593. Streaming accounted for 934,027 sales – 53.48% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 1.93% week-on-week at 812,407, 28.96% below same week 2017 sales of 1,143,614. New releases from Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa, Ruti and the incumbent Lil Dicky all took a turn at the top of the singles chart in sales flashes but in the end none was strong enough to prevent Drake from securing a No.1 debut with his latest single, Nice For What. Drake’s 69th hit in total – a record for a rapper – Nice For What didn’t drop until Saturday (April 7) but racked up sales of 51,187 copies (including 41,778 from sales-equivalent streams) in less than six days to become his fourth No.1 single a fortnight after his previous blockbuster, God’s Plan, ended a nine-week residency at the summit. With overall consumption of 51,187, Nice For What ranks fifth on paid-for sales of 9,409 but tops the streaming list with the OCC estimating it was played 6,266,682 times, which translated into a further 41,778 sales. Friday 13th was thus unlucky for Lil Dicky’s Freaky Friday (feat. Chris Brown), which was pushed back to No.2 despite its overall consumption increasing 22.11% week-on-week to 50,133 units, including 36,976 from sales-equivalent streams. Last single Nuh Ready Nuh Ready (feat. PartyNextDoor) was a bit of a damp squib for Calvin Harris peaking at No.48, but he’s back on form with Dua Lipa collaboration One Kiss, which opens at No.3 (49,091 sales). Harris’ 35th Top 75 entry, it raises his tally of Top 10 entries to 24. It is also Dua Lipa’s eighth hit, and her fifth to make the Top 10. One Kiss has the highest sale for a No.3 since Eminem & Ed Sheeran’s River sold 50,351 copies in that position 15 weeks ago. With this week’s No.1 selling just 4.27% more than the No.3, it is the closest race for the medal positions for more than 11 years. In chart week 2 of 2007 – the chart for Music Week issue dated 20 January, some 587 weeks ago – there was just 2.02% between the top three, with Leona Lewis’ A Moment Like This selling 20,665 copies to spend a fourth week at No.1 ahead of Proper Education (2-2, 20,573 sales) by Eric Prydz Vs. Floyd, with Grace Kelly by Mika debuting at No.3 on sales of 20,256 copies. The rest of this week’s Top 10: These Days (2-4, 36,712 sales) by Rudimental feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen, Paradise (4-5, 32,823 sales) by George Ezra, Friends (6-6, 30,119 sales) by Marshmello & Anne-Marie, This Is Me (3-7, 28,644 sales) by Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble, Feel It Still (5-8, 28,152 sales) by Portugal The Man, Lullaby (9-9, 27,891 sales) by Sigala & Paloma Faith and Psycho (8-10, 23,707 sales) by Post Malone feat. Ty Dolla $ign. Overall singles sales are up 2.96% week-on-week at 16,106,086, 26.08% above same week 2017 sales of 12,774,610. Streams accounted for 15,087,234 sales, 93.67% of the total. Paid-for sales are down 2.86% week-on-week at 1,018,852 and are 26.42% below same week 2017 sales of 1,384,778. They are below same-week, previous-year sales for the 245th week in a row.  COMPLETE CHARTS

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