'Ex'act' rules with nearly a half million sales
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
In 1998 Mediatraffic was
founded with the reason to create a global music chart. The most
successful tracks in the world, week by week... a fantastic idea! Now
we have a complete chart archive back to January 1955. Parallel
started in 2004 a second weekly chart with best selling albums
worldwide, basically a side-project of Mediatraffic. Over the years we
had more and more albums in our monitoring, at the moment more than
thousand. On the other side the global album sales shrink for many
years, intensified since about three years due the very successful and
still rapidly growing streaming sector. A comparison: exactly ten
years ago, in the week 24, 2006, Sean Paul's 'The Trinity' ranked at
no.40 with 40,000 sales. This week Keith Urban's 'Ripchord' is at the
same position with only 15,000 sales. It's very, very difficult, to
create a reliable Top 40 chart furthermore with such low sales.
Moreover it needs too much time to monitoring more than thousand
albums every week. That's why we make a drastic change, from this week
on, we'll publish a weekly Top 10 with more informations to each
album, here's a
link to the new outfit. And in the
future we'll monitoring only albums with a relevance for the weekly
Top 10, for the yearly Top 40 or for the All Time Top 100. In addition
we'll give additional sales-stats about albums below the Top 10 in our
weekly chart report here at the start page. This change affects only
the Album Chart, the Track Chart stays a Top 40 list, based on
single-sales, digital sales, streaming and airplay.
Now a look on this week's
hitlist: the South Korean / Chinese boygroup Exo is a big pop
phenomenon in East-Asia. Their third studio album sold stellar 464,967
copies in its first three days at retail in South Korea alone,
according to Hanteo. So it's the fastest selling album of all time in
this country! 'Ex'act' was released in two versions, Korean &
Mandarin. Both versions were added together. Exo's former studio album
'Exodus' sold around a million copies so far and landed at no.26 on
YEAR END CHART 2015.
Beyoncé's celebrated latest effort 'Lemonade' climbs back to the
vice-position with another 75,000 sales and gets a total of 1,857,000
units after eight weeks on the tally. Another compilation by music
legend Paul McCartney arrives at no.3 globally with 70,000 sales. The
set contains all big hits from Paul's solo career and with his
seventies-band Wings. One of these songs, 'Silly Love Songs', was
exactly 40 years ago, in the week 25, 1976, the global no.1. Nicholas Jerry 'Nick' Jonas, American singer,
songwriter and actor and best known as one of the Jonas Brothers, bows at
no.5 with his third solo album 'Last Year Was Complicated' and 59,000
sales. It's the third-highest and final debut on the current tally. And now, as every week, additional stats
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 12,000 / 9,553,000, 'A Head Full Of
Dreams' by Coldplay 37,000 / 3,130,000, 'A Moon Shaped Pool' by
Radiohead 15,000 / 458,000, '21' by Adele 12,000 / 28,073,000, 'Anti'
by Rihanna 21,000 / 1,070,000, 'Blurryface' by Twenty One Pilots
27,000 / 1,346,000, 'Cloud Nine' by Kygo 17,000 / 160,000, 'Fallen
Angels' by Bob Dylan 18,000 / 161,000, 'I Still Do' by Eric Clapton
33,000 / 225,000, 'Immortalized' by Disturbed 17,000 / 747,000,
'Legend' by Bob Marley & The Wailers 17,000 / around 33 million,
'Purple Rain' by Prince 17,000 / around 21 million, 'Purpose' by
Justin Bieber 29,000 / 4,706,000, '7/27' by Fifth Harmony 25,000 /
149,000, 'Thank You' by Meghan Trainor 27,000 / 256,000, 'The Very
Best' by Prince 23,000 / 4,4 million, 'This Is Acting' by Sia 19,000 /
737,000, 'X' by Ed Sheeran 16,000 / 8,360,000.
COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART As
expected 'Can't Stop The Feeling' by Justin Timberlake returns to the
summit of the Global Track Chart for a fifth week with 422,000 points,
a 5% decrease compared to the previous week. Also 'One Dance' by Drake
feat. WizKid & Kyla climbs one slot and is back at the vice-position
with 339,000 points (down 8%) and 'This Is What You Came For' by
Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna turns back to no.3 with 288,000 points
(down 4%). The official song for the 2016 UEFA European Championship,
'This One's For You' by David Guetta feat. Zara Larsson, is this
week's highest debut at no.19 with 104,000 points. Also new 'Beautiful
World' by Japanese boygroup V6 at no.23 with 96,000 points and 'Into
You' by Ariana Grande at no.28 with 87,000 points. Outside the Top 40 waiting
among other 'Try Everything' by Shakira at no.46, 'Controlla' by Drake at no.47,
'Never Be Like You' by Flume feat. Kai at no.52, and 'Tears' by Clean Bandit feat.
Louisa Johnson at no.57 for their first
appearance on the big list.
COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART
Drake's 'View' spends eighth week at no.1
Thuesday, June 28, 2016
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
Drake’s Views continues to
reign atop the Billboard 200 chart, as the set spends an eighth
consecutive week at No. 1. The album debuted in the penthouse, and has
yet to depart the No. 1 slot.
In the week ending June 23, it earned another
124,000 equivalent album units (up 2 percent). Of that sum, 33,000 were in pure
album sales (up 25 percent).
Views’ popularity is still driven largely by the streams of its tracks, as its
SEA units for the week totaled 70,000. (In turn, that number equates to 105.1
million streams for the songs on the album -- as each SEA unit is equal to 1,500
Still, Views earned a significant sales gain -- its first weekly sales increase
-- thanks to sale pricing of the album at digital retailers late in the tracking
week. At sellers like iTunes, Amazon MP3 and Google Play, the album’s price was
lowered to $6.99. (It was a promotion Drake’s record label, Republic Records,
advertised via Twitter.)
With an eighth week at No. 1, Views has the most weeks at No. 1 for an album by
a man since 2000, when Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP also earned eight weeks
(all consecutive) at No. 1 (charts dated June 10-July 29, 2000). The last album
to spend at least eight weeks at No. 1 was
Adele’s 25 in late 2015 and early 2016, with 10 nonconsecutive frames atop the
Views has the most consecutive weeks at No. 1 by any album since the Frozen
soundtrack racked eight straight weeks (out of its 13 total at No. 1) between
March 29 and May 17, 2014.
Back on the new Billboard 200 chart, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ The Getaway arrives
at No. 2 with 118,000 equivalent album units (108,000 in traditional album
sales). It’s the seventh top 10 album for the rock band, and third to hit the
No. 2 slot (following their last studio album, 2011’s I’m With You, and 2002’s
By the Way; the Chili Peppers have notched one No. 1 album: Stadium Arcadium, in
2006). The Getaway is the fourth album to debut at No. 2 behind Drake’s
unstoppable Views album.
Previously, Nick Jonas’ Last Year Was Complicated, Dierks Bentley’s
Black and Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman all debuted (and so far peaked) in the
runner-up slot behind Views.
The Getaway also debuts at No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart, which ranks the
top selling albums of the week.
Below the Chili Peppers on the Billboard 200, Beyonce’s Lemonade rises one slot
to No. 3 with 49,000 units (down 13 percent) while the original Broadway cast
recording of Hamilton slips 3-4 with nearly 49,000 (down 21 percent).
Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool re-enters the chart at No. 5 with 48,000 units
(up 1,112 percent), after the album was released commercially on physical
formats and to Spotify on June 17. The album previously charted for five weeks,
debuting and peaking at No. 3, from a commercial digital release and
availability on paid streaming services.
A Moon Shaped Pool sold 46,000 in traditional album sales during the week (up
Rapper YG scores his second top 10 album on the Billboard 200 with the bow of
Still Brazy at No. 6 with 38,000 units (and 28,000 in traditional album sales).
His last studio effort, 2014’s My Krazy Life, debuted and peaked at No. 2 with
61,000 copies sold in its first week.
Rihanna’s Anti descends 6-7 with 37,000 units (though it’s up 1 percent) and
Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface falls 7-8 with nearly 37,000 (up 13 percent).
Mumford & Sons’ new collaborative album, Johannesburg, starts at No. 9 with
36,000 units (34,000 in pure album sales). On the set, the band worked with
Senegalese singer Baaba Maal, experimental dance act The Very Best and South
African pop trio Beatenberg on the five-song effort, which also debuts at No. 1
on the World Albums chart.
Johannesburg is the fourth top 10 album for Mumford & Sons and the first
charting effort on the Billboard 200 for Maal, The Very Best and Beatenberg. On
the World Albums chart, it is Maal’s fifth top 10 and The Very Best’s fourth top
10. As for Beatenberg, this is the first charting album on any chart for the
Meghan Trainor’s Thank You wraps up the top 10, as it climbs 12-10 with 34,000
units (up 39 percent). During the tracking week, Trainor performed on NBC’s
Today (June 21) while Thank You was also discounted to $6.99 at iTunes (which
was promoted by the singer via Twitter).
Drake leads for a seventh week; Rihanna ties Elvis for a milestone achievement;
and Twenty One Pilots reach the top 10 with "Ride" and debut in the top 15 with
As "Dance," released on Young Money / Cash Money, leads the Hot
100 for a seventh week (and sixth in a row), it earns a 10th week atop the
subscription services-based On-Demand Songs streaming chart with 19.7 million
on-demand U.S. plays (down 3 percent) in the week ending June 23, according to
Nielsen Music. Only four hits previously topped On-Demand Songs for at least 10
weeks since the chart launched in March 2012: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift
Shop," featuring Wanz (13 weeks); Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno
Mars (11); Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, and Katy Perry's "Dark
Horse," featuring Juicy J (10 each). Drake surpasses his prior best run:
Rihanna's "Work," on which he's featured, led On-Demand Songs for nine weeks
earlier this year.
"Dance" rebounds 2-1 on Radio Songs for a second a week as the most heard song
on U.S. radio, and marks a new best career audience week for Drake: 164 million
in reach (up 3 percent). He previously drew 159 million on the Jan. 22, 2011,
chart as featured on Rihanna's "What's My Name?"
"Dance" stays at No. 2 on the overall Streaming Songs chart, which it led for a
week (May 21), with 21.8 million U.S. streams (down 3 percent). On the Digital
Songs sales chart, which it topped for two weeks, it drops 2-4 (84,000 downloads
sold, down 5 percent). Drake's first Hot 100 No. 1 as a lead artist rules
Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for an eighth week and crowns the Songs
of the Summer chart for a fourth week, following the list's annual relaunch
three weeks ago.
After debuting at No. 1 on the Hot 100 five weeks ago, becoming just the 26th
single to start on top in the chart's history, Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop
the Feeling!" holds at No. 2. It spends a seventh week at No. 1 on Digital Songs
(118,000, down 5 percent), encompassing its entire run on the chart. "Feeling"
is the first hit to log its first seven weeks on Digital Songs at No. 1 in seven
years: in 2009, The Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" tallied its first nine
weeks at the summit. (The Peas set the longevity record out of the gate with its
single before that, as "Boom Boom Pow" spent its first 10 weeks on Digital Songs
at No. 1.) "Feeling" falls to No. 2 after three weeks atop Radio Songs (163
million, essentially even from last week).
Desiigner's former two-week No. 1 "Panda" keeps at No. 3 on the Hot 100. Still,
it tops Streaming Songs for a 10th total week, drawing 26.8 million domestic
streams (down 9 percent). The rapper's breakthrough hit earns a 12th week at No.
1 on Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart. COMPLETE
Kaleo is an Icelandic folk / rock / blues band, formed in 2012. The band
consists of JJ Julius Son (vocals, guitar), Davíð Antonsson (percussion,
vocals), Daníel Ægir Kristjánsson (bass guitar), and Rubin Pollock (guitar,
vocals). The band's first major public appearance was at Iceland Airwaves Music
Festival in November 2012. They gained fame after their song "Vor í Vaglaskógi"
got heavy rotation on Icelandic state broadcaster RÚV's radio station Rás 2 and
was featured on the station's top 10 list. This song is also featured in the
first episode of the TV series Trapped. In 2014, the band gained further
attention with their single "All the Pretty Girls", which garnered over 23
million streams on Spotify. In early 2015, Kaleo signed with Atlantic Records
and now their 2nd album 'A/B' is out and starts at no.17 globally this week with
31,000 sales. >> source: Wikipedia - click the picture to see the
Music Week Report
'A Moon Shaped Pool' returns at no.1 after its physical release
Monday, June 27, 2016
by Alan Jones, London
Leadership of the album chart changes hands for the
13th week in a row, with Radiohead's ninth studio album, A Moon Shaped Pool,
bouncing 85-1 following its physical release to deny Red Hot Chili Peppers their
fifth No.1. After debuting atop the chart six weeks ago on sales of 50,543
copies, A Moon Shaped Pool dipped every week but it returns to the
summit, on sales of 44,272
copies, made up of 29,209 copies on CD, 10,504 on 12-inch vinyl, 3,537 on
download and 1,022 from streams. Its vinyl sales thus surpassed the 10,023
copies that Radiohead's last album, The King Of Limbs sold as it rebounded 32-7
following a similarly late vinyl debut in 2011. The only album to sell more
copies on vinyl in a week thus far in the 21st century is David Bowie's
Blackstar, which sold 12,090 copies on debut in January following his death.
Looking to become their fourth straight studio album to reach No.1, Red
Hot Chili Peppers' 11th studio set, The Getaway, was unable to find a
way past Radiohead, and duly debuts at No.2, on sales of 40,067 copies
(including 2,246 from streams), the fourth highest total for a No.2
album thus far in 2016, and more than the No.1 album has sold in 16 of
24 prior chart weeks this year - but it's a far cry from the 71,858
copies that their last album, I'm With You, sold on debut to open at
No.1 in 2011. They did even better with their earlier
21st century No.1's - By The
Way opened at No.1 in 2002 on sales of 134,055, and 2006 follow-up,
Stadium Arcadium, sold 202,499 copies to romp to the title in 2006. The
third youngest male soloist to have a No.1 album when his eponymous
introductory release debuted atop the list a few months after his 18th
birthday in 2012, Jake Bugg is still only 22, and his third album, On My
One - the first on which he wrote all the songs alone - debuts at No.4
(16,079 sales). His first album sold 35,785 copies when topping the
chart but follow-up Shangri La sold even more - 39,714 copies - when
debuting and peaking at No.3 the following year. On My One's first week
sales carry Bugg's overall studio album sales over the 1m mark, with
Jake Bugg accounting for 741,840 sales and Shangri La
for 258,061 sales.
With five songs and a playing time of 20 minutes, Mumford & Sons' Johannesburg
EP - a collaboration with Senegal's Baaba Maal, which also features DJ team The
Very Best and South African band Beatenburg - is very different to the folk/rock
combo's usual style, adding a worldy edge to their tunes. However popular the
act, EPs and mini albums rarely generate the same kind of sales that regular
studio releases do, and Johannesburg is no exception, debuting at No.6 on sales
of 13,014, whereas Mumford & Sons' last two studio albums, Babel and Wilder
Mind, both debuted at No.1 on sales of 158,923 and 81,351, respectively. For
62-year-old Maal - whose latest album The Traveller has sold just 1,299 copies
since release in January - Johannesburg marks his first ever chart appearance.
Two years and one week after it was initially released, Christine & The Queens'
Chaleur Humaine, crashes into the Top 75, debuting at No.8 (11,802 sales). A
stage name for 28 year old Heloise Letissier from Nantes, Christine & The
Queens' dramatic surge follows the enigmatic French singer's performance of the
single Tilted - an English language version of her French-language song
Christine - on the Graham Norton Show last week. It also generating 10,355 sales
for Tilted which simultaneously makes its singles chart debut at No.53. For most
of its life, the album - which also contains some other songs translated from
the French original - has been selling at a very low level but it did burst into
life and reached its previous peak of No.85 seven weeks ago, after she performed
Tilted on Later...With Jools Holland.
No.1 last week on debut, Rick Astley's 50 remains the highest placed of the
survivors from last week's Top 10, dipping to No.3 (21,857 sales).
Completing the Top 10 are Coldplay's A Head Full Of Dreams (6-5, 14,951 sales),
All Over The World: The Very Best Of ELO (4-7, 12,584 sales), Drake's Views
(5-9, 11,260 sales) and Beyonce's Lemonade (7-10, 9,811 sales). Although dipping
from the highest position it has occupied since its 2005 release, the ELO
compilation passes the 1m sales mark, with a to-date tally of 1,005,024, of
which 997,707 are paid-for sales, the rest being from streams. Enjoying a small
updraft from Father's Day gift-buying, overall album sales are up 7.49%
week-on-week at 1,802,315. Streaming accounted for 504,075 sales -
27.97% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are up 10.98% week-on-week
at 1,298,230, 10.59% below same week 2015 sales of 1,451,998. Achieving
the Midsummer Night's Dream of topping the sales flashes chart for three
days around the summer solstice, Kungs vs Cookin' On 3 Burners' comedic
triumph ended up more like a Shakespearian tragedy. Drake's One Dance
came from behind to top the singles chart for a 21st Century record 11th
week in a row in the final analysis. It was, in fact, Much Ado About
Nothing in an extraordinary chart week, which saw nine of the Top 10
singles retain their positions - another 21st Century first. That was
something that seemed unlikely earlier in the week, with the battle for
No.1 resembling pass the parcel: Sigala topped the first sales flashes
on Sunday, with The Neales replacing him on Sunday, and Kungs Vs.
Cookin' On 3 Burners nosing ahead of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
before Drake emerged from the shadows to reinforce the status quo. On
paid-for sales - of which it achieved only 13,763 last week - One Dance
is now ranked at No.8 but it remains far ahead on streaming, which is
where it picked up the other 46,730 of its sales this week for a final
total of 60,493 - the lowest for a No.1 since KDA feat. Tinie Tempah &
Katy B's Turn The Music Louder (Rumble) led the way on sales of 60,334
copies last October. Only four of the 1,313 singles that have topped the
chart since its 1952 inception have had longer reigns at No.1 than One
Dance - but one of them is by Drake's fellow Canadian, Bryan Adams,
whose (Everything I Do) I Do It For You spent 16 weeks at the summit in
Kungs vs Cookin' On 3 Burners tops paid-for sales for the second time, but
overall sales of 57,287 mean it remains at No.2. The chart freeze also extends
to Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop The Feeling (3-3, 50,488 sales), Calvin
Harris' This Is What You Came For (feat. Rihanna, 4-4, 49,881 sales), Drake's
Too Good (feat. Rihanna, 5-5, 46,756 sales), Clean Bandit's Tears (feat. Louisa
Johnson, 6-6, 42,005 sales), Gnash's I Hate U, I Love U (7-7, 39,125 sales),
Sia's Cheap Thrills (8-8, 37,506 sales) and Galantis' No Money (10-10, 32,018
sales). All suffer declining sales apart from Cheap Thrills, which records a
modest 0.97% increase week-on-week on its 14th week in the Top 10.
The only change in the top tier sees Cheat Codes x Amsterdam Kris Kross' Sex
retreating 9-11 (31,685 sales), while the early runner in the battle for No.1,
Sigala's Give Me Your Love, jumps 91-9 (34,675 sales) on transition from
streaming only to full release. It is Sigala's fourth straight Top 10 hit, and
features vocalist John Newman and guitarist Nile Rodgers.
Overall singles sales are up 0.60% week-on-week at 9,600,104. Streams accounted
for 7,844,458 sales, 81.71% of the total. Paid-for sales are down 0.37%
week-on-week at 1,755,646 - 23.69% below same week 2015 sales of 2,300,752 and
below same-week, previous-year sales for the 150th week in a row. COMPLETE
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