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
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
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 /
'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 /
'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 /
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", 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.
'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
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
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,
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
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
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.
Music Week Report
The legendary Electric Light Orchestra back
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:
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.