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Global Chart Report

'Despacito' rules an eleventh week
Thursday, July 20, 2017
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden

Jay-Z is 47 year old, one of the most successful rapper of all time and now his 14th studio album shoots easily atop the Global Chart with 311,000 equivalent sales, 262,000 of it in the United States alone (according to NielsenSoundscan / Billboard). 208,000 were pure sales (physical and digital), which is less than a third of the start-sales from Jay-Z' former effort 'Magna Carta... Holy Grail'. It bowed also easily at the number one spot, in the week 30 / 2013 with 632,000 copies. A best-of compilation by the Japanese band Spitz follows shy behind at the vice-position with 137,000 sales (according to Oricon). Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' rounds out the top three, it got another 126,000 consumption units in its 19th week, a total of 6,357,000 so far. 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 13,000 / 10,005,000, '21' by Adele 8,000 / 28,743,000,  '24k Magic' by Bruno Mars 45.000 /

3,103,000, '25' by Adele 21,000 / 20,783,000, '4 Your Eyez Only' by J.Cole 11,000 / 1,070,000, 'A Head Full Of Dreams' by Coldplay 18,000 / 4,439,000, 'American Teen' by Khalid 31,000 / 572,000, 'Anti' by Rihanna 15,000 / 2,098,000, the 'Beauty And The Beast 2017' soundtrack 15,000 / 857,000, 'Beauty Behind The Madness' by The Weeknd 12,000 / 2,766,000, 'Blurryface' by Twenty One Pilots 17,000 / 3,183,000, 'Culture' by Migos 26,000 / 1,111,000, 'Dangerous Woman' by Ariana Grande 21,000 / 1,617,000, the 'Fast & Furious 8' soundtrack 14,000 / 426,000, the 'Fifty Shades Darker' soundtrack 10,000 / 821,000, 'Future' by Future 19,000 / 935,000, 'Glory Days' by Little Mix 8,000 / 875,000, the 'Guardians Of The Galaxy': Awesome Mix Vol.2' soundtrack 23,000 / 730,000, 'Hardwired...To Self-Destruct' by Metallica 13,000 / 2,523,000, 'Harry Styles' by Harry Styles 34,000 / 910,000, 'Helene Fischer' by Helene Fischer 21,000 / 679,000, 'Hndrxx' by Future 9,000 / 570,000, 'Hopeless Fountain Kingdom' 27,000 / 327,000, 'Human' by Rag'n'Bone Man 28,000 / 1,496,000, 'Humanz' by the Gorillaz 12,000 / 569,000, 'I Decided' by Big Sean 12,000 / 759,000, 'Illuminate' by Shawn Mendes 36,000 / 1,447,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 7,000 / 6,932,000, 'Is This the Life We Really Want?' by Roger Waters 24,000 / 326,000, 'Joanne' by Lady GaGa 6,000 / 1,385,000, the 'La La Land' soundtrack 11,000 / 1.269,000, 'Lemonade' by Beyoncé 7,000 / 3,051,000, 'Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie' by Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie 10,000 / 120,000, 'Melodrama' by Lorde 42,000 / 343,000, 'Memories...Do Not Open' by the Chainsmokers 33,000 / 1,020,000, the 'Moana' soundtrack 42,000 / 1,698,000, 'More Life' by Drake 45,000 / 2,394,000, 'One More Light' by Linkin Park 15,000 / 427,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber 20,000 / 5,897,000, 'So Good' by Zara Larrson 15,000 / 405,000, 'Spirit' by Depeche Mode 8,000 / 670,000, 'Starboy' by The Weeknd 32,000 / 2,593,000, the 'Suicide Squad' soundtrack 10,000 / 1,352,000, 'This Is Acting' by Sia 11,000 / 1,963,000, 'Traveller' by Chris Stapleton 14,000 / 2,360,000, the 'Trolls' soundtrack 23,000 / 1,439,000, 'Views' by Drake 20,000 / 3,522,000, 'Witness' by Katy Perry 50,000 / 511,000, 'X' by Ed Sheeran 28,000 / 9,685,000.  COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  'Despacito' by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (inclusive the Justin Bieber remix) remains for an eleventh straight week at the summit of the Global Track Chart with massive 576,000 points, almost twice as much as the second place, 'Wild Thoughts' by DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller with 287,000 points. 'Despacito' has now a total of 7,731,000 points and jumps to no.197 of the ALL TIME CHART. 'Despacito' open also a gate... in the shadow of the song's huge global success many other Spanish-speaking tunes are on the way, especially two productions from Colombia having good chances to become big international hits: 'Felices Los 4' by Maluma (this week at no.40) and 'Mi Gente' by J.Balvin & Willy Williams (this week at no.49). Outside the Top 40 waiting among other 'Súbeme La Radio' by Enrique Iglesias feat. Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox at no.43, 'Sorry Not Sorry' by Demi Lovato at no.44, 'Crying In The Club' by Camila Cabello at no.46, 'Pretty Girl' by Maggie Lindemann at no.47, 'There For You' by Martin Garrix / Troye Sivan at no.51, and 'Bon Appétit' by Katy Perry at no.56 for their first appearance on the big list.  COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART

30 years ago the catchy, cheerfulness
"I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston
was eight weeks at no.1, the biggest global hit of the year and with 7,897,000 total points Whitney's
second biggest smash ever, only overtaken by her stellar, breathtaking ballad 'I Will Always Love You'

Billboard Report
Jay-Z scores 14th no.1 album on Billboard 200
Thuesday, July 18, 2017
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

JAY-Z collects his 14th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his latest release, 4:44, debuts atop the tally. According to Nielsen Music, in the week ending July 13, the set earned 262,000

equivalent album units -- a larger-than-initially-expected sum, and the fourth-largest week of 2017 for any album. Of its total, 174,000 units were in traditional album sales. 4:44’s No. 1 arrival extends JAY-Z’s record as the solo artist with the most No. 1 albums in the 61-year history of the Billboard 200 chart. He distances himself farther ahead of the two acts with the second-most leaders among soloists: Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand, who each have 11 chart-toppers. Among all acts, JAY-Z has the second-most leaders, behind only The Beatles, which have 19 No. 1s. JAY-Z also furthers his own record as the artist with the most debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, as all 14 of his albums have bowed in the top slot. (Springsteen has the second-most No. 1 debuts, with eight.) 4:44 was initially issued on June 30 (via S. Carter Enterprises/Roc Nation) for one week of streaming exclusivity through Tidal. However, Tidal did not report data for the album to Nielsen Music for the week ending July 6, so the

album did not debut on the July 22-dated chart. (In addition, by July 2, the album was also offered as a free download -- sponsored by Sprint -- via the web site The free downloads were ineligible to chart, per Billboard’s current pricing policy.) Then, on July 7, the album became widely available to most streaming services (but not Spotify, as JAY-Z pulled his catalog from the service in April) and to retailers as both a download and CD (with three bonus tracks). In the runner-up slot behind JAY-Z on the new Billboard 200 chart is 21 Savage’s Issa Album, which launches with 77,000 units (22,000 in traditional album sales). The set was powered largely by streams, as it generated 51,000 SEA units (equaling 77 million streams for the songs on the album). The remainder of the album’s total start was logged by 7,000 TEA units. Issa Album is 21 Savage’s debut solo studio effort, and grants the rapper his first top 10 and second chart entry overall. He previously logged a No. 23-peaking set with his Metro Boomin collaboration, Savage Mode, in in February. Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. is steady at No. 3 on the new Billboard 200 with 54,000 units (down 3 percent), while DJ Khaled’s Grateful falls from No. 1 to No. 4 in its third chart week with 50,000 units (down 28 percent). Rap albums occupy the top four slots on the Billboard 200 for the first time in more than two years. The chart last housed an all-rap top four on the April 18, 2015-dated list, when Wale’s The Album About Nothing bowed at No. 1, followed by the then-surging Furious 7 soundtrack (rising 17-2), the debut of Ludacris’ Ludaversal at No. 3 and Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly (falling 1-4). At No. 5 on the new Billboard 200, Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) is a non-mover with 36,000 units (down 3 percent), while Imagine Dragons’ Evolve slips from No. 4 to No. 6 with 35,000 units (down 21 percent). Rock band Haim nabs its second top 10 album with the arrival of its second effort, Something to Tell You, at No. 7. It launches with 32,000 units (26,000 in traditional album sales). The sibling trio’s debut effort, Days Are Gone, debuted and peaked at No. 6 in 2013 with 26,000 sold in its first week (before the chart transitioned to a consumption-based ranking in 2014). Rounding out the new top 10 are Calvin Harris’ Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 (falling 2-8 with 30,000 units in its second week; down 55 percent), the Moana soundtrack (10-9 with a little more than 29,000 units; down 4 percent) and Drake’s More Life (9-10 with 29,000 units; down 10 percent). "Despacito" becomes just the 35th single to top the Hot 100 for at least 10 weeks, dating to the chart's Aug. 4, 1958, inception; only 3 percent of the Hot 100's 1,065 total No. 1s have reached double-digit weeks at the summit. "Despacito" is the longest-leading Hot 100 No. 1 since Sheeran's "Shape," which ruled for 12 weeks in January through April. The record? Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day" led for 16 weeks, in 1995-96. "Despacito" dominates the Digital Song Sales chart for an 11th week, with 124,000 downloads sold (down 3 percent) in the week ending July 13, according to Nielsen Music; the remix with Bieber accounts for 77 percent of the song's sales. On the Streaming Songs chart, "Despacito" leads for a 10th week, with 60.3 million U.S. streams (down 2 percent) in the week ending July 13. DJ Khaled's "Wild Thoughts," featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, rebounds from No. 4 to a new high of No. 2 on the Hot 100. It keeps at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (37.5 million, down 6 percent); drops 7-10 on Digital Song Sales (42,000, down 13 percent); and bounds 14-8 on Radio Songs (96 million, up 23 percent), boasting the Hot 100's top airplay gain for a third week. Most notably, Rihanna earns her record-extending 29th Radio Songs top 10, bolstering her lead over Carey (23). More Khaled: "I'm the One," featuring Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, slips 2-3 on the Hot 100; it debuted atop the May 20-dated chart. It leads Hot Rap Songs for an 11th week.  COMPLETE CHARTS

"1989" by Taylor Swift
is the fourth album of the current decade, which breaks through the 10 million border in global sales,
the next candidate for the '10-million-sales-club' is Ed Sheeran's 'X' with 9,657,000 sales so far.

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
'Divide' remains a 14th week at the summit
Monday, July 17, 2017
by Alan Jones, London

No.1 for the third week in a row, and 14th time in all, Ed Sheeran's ÷ has now spent longer at the chart summit than either of his previous albums, and is in clear second place for most weeks at No.1 in the 2010s behind Adele's 23 week topper, 21. Adele is also the only artist to spend more weeks at No.1 in the 2010s overall, with Divide's latest victory bringing

Sheeran's total number of weeks at No.1 in the decade to 30, six short of Adele's tally. For all its achievements, ÷ turned in the lowest sales tally of its 19 week chart career - and the lowest for a No.1 album since La La Land topped 23 weeks ago with 15,174 sales - with a combined tally of 25,392, including 9,161 from streams. Its career tally of 2,053,639 sales includes a contribution of 433,809 from streams, and compares favourably to every other album in the 2010s aside from Adele's twin behemoths 21, which had a same stage tally of 2,443,114 sales; and 25, with 2,901,792 sales. Both tallies were achieved without the benefit of streaming. The first female group comprising entirely of sisters to have a No.1 album when their debut release Days Are Gone topped the list on sales of 37,005 copies in October 2013, Haim finally released their follow-up, Something To Tell You, and secure a No.2 debut on sales of 18,319 copies. Comprising Alana, Este and Danielle Haim, the Los Angeles trio pulled no fewer

than five Top 75 entries off their first album, the most successful of which - The Wire - debuted and peaked at No.16 a week before Days Are Gone made its debut, helping the album to achieve sales-to-date of 300,244 copies, 1,262 of which occur in its latest frame, which see it rise 145-83.. Want You Back is the first single from Something To Tell You, and achieved a modest No.59 peak on the OCC chart in May, while reaching No.33 on the radio airplay chart. It re-enters the Top 75 this week, moving 89-56 (6,381 sales) to achieve a new peak. No.102 last week entirely on the basis of streams from Tidal, 4:44 now jumps to No.3 (12,980 sales) to become Jay-Z's 4th Top 10 album and 15th Top 75 album in the UK. It is the follow-up to Magna Carta...Holy Grail, which gave him his first and thus far only No.1 album here when it opened atop the list on sales of 39,386 copies four years ago this very week. That marked a personal best for Jay-Z, just beating the 38,681 copies that The Blueprint 3 sold when it debuted at number four in 2009. Jay-Z had sold 3,230,812 albums in the UK prior to the release of 4:44. 2004 Linkin Park collaboration Collision Course is the biggest seller, contributing 462,927 of those sales - though some see it as an EP rather than an album because of its short (a tad over 21 minutes) playing time. Jay-Z's biggest selling full length album, and solo album, is The Blueprint 3, with 396,018 sales. 4:44 will become Jay-Z's 14th US number one later this week, a total exceeded only by The Beatles. After reaching No.21 with their 2013 debut album, Inform Educate Entertain, London duo Public Service Broadcasting were just one place but 2,051 sales from making the Top 10 with 2015 follow-up, The Race For Space. Like that album, follow-up Every Valley is a concept album and one that easily secures the pair their initial Top 10 appearance, debuting at No.4 on sales of 11,979 copies. Radiohead's OK Computer (12-7, 7,265 sales) and Little Mix's Glory Days (11-9, 5,827 sales) both return to the Top 10, which is completed by declines for Human (3-5, 9,190 sales) by Rag'n'Bone Man, Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1 (2-6, 8,959 sales) by Calvin Harris, How Did We Get So Dark? (4-8, 6,631 sales) by Royal Blood and the stationary X (5,668 sales) by Ed Sheeran. Overall album sales are down 4.50% week-on-week at 1,586,358, 3.76% above same week 2016 sales of 1,528,931. Streaming accounted for 737,041 sales – 46.46% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 7.13% week-on-week at 849,317, their second lowest level since 1994 and 17.02% below same week 2016 sales of 1,023,503. No.1 for the third week in a row, and ninth week in total - becoming the 20th song in chart history to reach the latter target - Despacito remains well clear of the chasing pack for Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, with sales of 72,617 copies (including 45,041 from sales-equivalent streams). DJ Khaled's Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller) is its runner-up for the third time on sales of 56,065 copies and French Montana's Unforgettable (feat. Swae Lee) is also static at No.3 (42,267 sales). The only new entry to the Top 10 is Sigala & Ella Eyre's Came Here For Love, which climbs 12-6 (32,628 sales). Helped by the track's 59p pricing at iTunes, the track returns East Anglian producer/DJ Sigala to the Top 10 for the first time since his initial flurry of four straight Top 10 entries between September 2015 and July 2016, and earns Eyre her third Top 10 hit, following earlier collaborations with Rudimental and DJ Fresh. Calvin Harris scores his 19th Top 5 hit, 10 years after The Girls became his first, with latest single Feels (feat. Pharrell, Katy Perry & Big Sean) advancing 6-4 (38,300 sales). The track also raises Perry's tally of Top 5 hits to 13. Elsewhere in the Top 10, Maggie Lindemann's debut hit Pretty Girl holds at No.9 (30,504 sales) while there are declines for Mama (4-5, 34,480 sales) by Jonas Blue feat. William Singe, Strip That Down (5-7, 31,780 sales) by Liam Payne feat. Quavo, Your Song (7-8, 30,836 sales) by Rita Ora and Power (8-10, 29,795 sales) by Little Mix. Overall singles sales are down 1.30% week-on-week at 13,147,787; 35.87% above same week 2016 sales of 9,676,446. Streams accounted for 11,834,749 sales, a record 90.01% of the total. Paid-for sales are down 3.68% week-on-week at 1,313,038 – a mere 808 below their 2017 nadir plumbed four week ago but their lowest level since week ending 16 December 2006 (552 weeks ago) when 1,266,194 singles were sold. They are 24.87% below same week 2016 sales of 1,747,724 and below same-week, previous-year sales for the 206th week in a row.  COMPLETE CHARTS

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