Lady GaGa & Bradley Cooper hit no.1
Thursday, October 18, 2018
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
41 years after the
romantic Hollywood drama 'A Star Is Born', starring Barbra Streisand
and Kris Kristofferson, was a big success at the cinemas and the music
charts, a new version of that film starring Lady GaGa and Bradley
Cooper becomes also a big thing. As of October 17, 2018, 'A Star Is
Born' has grossed $139.5 million worldwide. And now also the
associated soundtrack exploded on the international charts. In its
first week at retail it generated 348,000 equivalent album sales
globally, enough for the no.1 position on the album chart. 'A Star Is
Born' leads 8 debuts on the current Top 10, second highest comes from
Japanese rock legend Mr.Children. The band's new effort 'Jyuryoku To
Kokyu' starts with 310,000 sales, according to Oricon. 'Trench', the
fifth studio album by the American duo Twenty One Pilots, arrives at
no.3 with 285,000 consumption units. Their former album 'Blurryface',
released 2015, sold nearly 3,9 million to date. The set was driven
by the single
'Stressed Out', which landed at no.9 on the year-end chart 2016 with
5,794,000 points. 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
10,743,000, '21' by Adele 8,000 / 29,289,000, '24k Magic' by Bruno
Mars 11,000 / 4,863,000, '25' by Adele 10,000 / 21,658,000, 'American
Teen' by Khalid 19,000 / 2,486,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott
66,000 / 1,718,000, 'Beautiful Trauma' by Pink 10,000
/ 3,009,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 65,000 / 3,326,000, the 'Black Panther' soundtrack 11,000 / 1,614,000, 'Camila'
by Camila Cabello 15,000 / 1,525,000, 'Cry Pretty' by Carrie
Underwood 19,000 / 398,000, 'Culture II' by Migos 16,000 /
1,702,000, 'Damn.' by Kendrick Lamar 15,000 / 4,883,000, 'Dancing
Queen' by Cher 45,000 / 267,000, 'Dangerous
Woman' by Ariana Grande 7,000 / 2,213,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran
50,000 / 13,057,000, 'Egypt Station' by Paul McCartney 28,000 /
449,000, 'Everything Is Love' The
Carters 8,000 / 651,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 30,000 /
3,772,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice WRLD 43,000 / 908,000,
'Helene Fischer' by Helene Fischer 5,000 / 1,461,000, 'Illuminate' by
Shawn Mendes 8,000 / 2,476,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith
10,000 / 7,786,000, 'KOD' by J.Cole 14,000 / 1,285,000, 'Love Yourself
轉 Answer' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 36,000 / 1,735,000, the 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go
Again' soundtrack 27,000 / 913,000, the 'Moana' soundtrack 10,000 /
3,021,000, 'More Life' by Drake 12,000 / 3,873,000, 'My Dear
Melancholy,' by the Weeknd 6,000 / 906,000, 'Pray For The Wicked' by
Panic! At The Disco 18,000 / 677,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber 5,000
/ 6,578,000, 'Queen' by Nicki Minaj 36,000 / 775,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion
58,000 / 2,216,000, 'Red Pill Blues' by Maroon 5 21,000 / 1,448,000,
'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 23,000 / 4,358,000, 'Revival' by Eminem
5,000 / 1,976,000, 'Scorpion' by Drake 81,000 / 3,538,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes 27,000 / 1,178,000,
'Starboy' by The Weeknd 12,000 / 3,865,000, 'Staying At Tamara's' by
George Ezra 17,000 / 705,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 26,000 /
3,749,000, 'Sweetener' by Ariana Grande 60,000 / 1,107,000, 'Tell Me You Love Me' by Demi Lovato
4,000 / 1,167,000,
'The Beautiful & Damned' by G-Eazy 6,000 / 929,000, 'The Greatest
Showman' soundtrack 53,000 / 4,620,000, 'The Thrill Of It All' by Sam Smith
8,000 / 2,520,000, 'Views' by Drake 12,000 / 4,546,000, 'Voicesnotes'
by Charlie Puth 9,000 / 520,000, 'X' by Ed Sheeran 18,000 / 11,253,000, 'Ye' by Kanye West
10,000 / 826,000, and 'Youngblood' by 5 Seconds Of Summer 16,000 /
GLOBAL ALBUM CHART
'Girls Like You' by Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B remains at the summit of
the Global Track Chart for an eighth non-consecutive week. It got
another 249,000 points, down 1% compared to the previous week. It's
the lowest points frame for a no.1 smash since the week 27, 2018, when
'Girls Like You' led the hitlist for the first time with 243,000
points. And the competition is getting closer: 'Promises' by Calvin
Harris & Sam Smith holds no.2 with 244,000 points (up 1%) and
'Happier' by Marshmello & Bastille remains at no.3 with 231,000 points
(up 6%). 'Shallow' from the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack makes a big
jump from no.27 to no.6, after a massive 85% points boost to 175,000.
It's Lady GaGa's 16th entry on the Global Top 10, her first, 'Just
Dance' (feat. Colby O'Donis), entered the Top 10 nearly ten years ago
in the week 49, 2008. This week's highest debut called 'Drip Too Hard'
by the rap collab Lil Baby and Gunna. It arrives at no.18 with 102,000
the Top 40 waiting among other 'Thunderclouds' by Labrinth feat.
Sia & Diplo at no.43, 'I'll Never Love Again' by Lady GaGa &
Bradley Cooper at no.44, 'Beautiful' by Bazzi feat. Camila Cabello at
no.50, and 'Trip'
by Ella Mai at no.51 for their first appearance on the big list.
COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART
30 YEARS AGO
... 'A Groovy Kind Of Love' by Phil Collins topped the Global Charts for nine
non-consecutive weeks and was the biggest success of the year 1988. It was released
for the soundtrack to the British romantic crime comedy 'Buster', starring Phil
Collins, Julie Walters, Larry Lamb and Sheila Hancock. The song heavily based on
the Rondo movement of Sonatina in G major, op.36 no.5, by Muzio Clementi.
Firstly recorded as an upbeat guitar-based pop song by Wayne Fontana & The
Mindbenders, it was a no.8 success in May 1966. Collin's version was a slow
ballad with a prominent keyboard and strings.
'Girls Like You' by Maroon 5 remains at no.1
Thuesday, October 16, 2018
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s
A Star Is Born soundtrack debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums
chart, giving Gaga her fifth chart-topper and Cooper his first. The set,
released via Interscope Records on Oct. 5, starts with 231,000
equivalent album units earned
in the week ending Oct. 11, according to Nielsen Music -- the biggest week for a
soundtrack in more than three-and-a-half years.
Of A Star Is Born’s 231,000 units, most come from album sales: 162,000. The rest
of the units are comprised of SEA
units totaling 37,000, and TEA units equaling 32,000.
A Star Is Born -- the soundtrack to the film of the same name starring Gaga and
Cooper -- gives Lady Gaga her fifth No. 1 on the Billboard 200. She previously
led the list with Joanne (in 2016), Cheek to Cheek, her collaboration with Tony
Bennett (2014), ARTPOP (2013) and Born This Way (2011). A Star Is Born lands the biggest
overall week for a soundtrack in more than three-and-a-half years. The last
soundtrack to score a larger week in total units was the Fifty Shades of Grey
album, which debuted at No. 2 on the list dated Feb. 28, 2015 with 258,000 units
A Star Is
Born also claims the biggest sales week for a soundtrack since Fifty Shades of
Grey’s arrival, as the latter sold 210,000 copies in its first frame.
Notably, 2018 is the first year since 2009 in which least three theatrical film
soundtracks have led the tally. In 2009, there were four No. 1 soundtracks in
total, but only three were tied to a theatrically released movie: Michael
Jackson’s This Is It, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and Hannah Montana: The Movie.
(The fourth No. 1 soundtrack that year was Fabolous’ Loso’s Way, which was a
home video release.)
The film A Star Is Born earned $94.2 million in its first 10 days of release in
the U.S. and Canada. The movie premiered in theaters on Oct. 5.
At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, twenty
one pilots fly
in with their new studio album, Trench. The set starts with 175,000 units, of
which 135,000 are in album sales -- the act’s biggest sales week ever (stepping
past its previous high, logged when Blurryface sold 134,000 in its first week
back in 2015).
Trench, the act’s second top 10 set, logs the second-biggest week (both in terms
of overall units and album sales) for an alternative album in 2018, following
Panic! at the Disco’s debut frame with Pray for the Wicked (179,000 units, of
which 151,000 were in album sales, July 7-dated chart).
Trench is twenty one pilots’ follow-up to the blockbuster Blurryface, which
bowed at No. 1 on the June 6, 2015-dated list and has yet to depart the chart
(after 178 consecutive weeks). The album has earned 3.74 million equivalent
album units, of which 1.7 million are in traditional album sales.
Tha Carter V slips from No. 1 to No. 3 on the new Billboard 200 in the title’s
second chart week. It earned 135,000 units (down 72 percent).
Baby and Gunna’s
collaborative album Drip Harder starts at No. 4 with 130,000 units,
overwhelmingly powered by streaming activity -- 121,000 SEA units. That SEA unit
sum translates to 164.63 million on-demand audio streams for the album’s tracks,
making it the most-streamed album of the week. Drip Harder is Lil Baby’s second
top 10, and the first for Gunna.
Desperate Man bows at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, clocking the country star his
fifth top 10 effort. Desperate Man enters with 116,000 units, of which 103,000
were in album sales. The album yields the fourth-largest overall week for a
country album in 2018, in both overall units and album sales.
Steve Perry earns
his first top 10 album on the Billboard 200, as his third solo studio effort,
Traces, debuts at No. 6 with 73,000 units (72,000 in album sales). The former
Journey frontman visited the chart twice previously as a soloist, with his two
earlier studio albums: For the Love of Strange Medicine (No. 15, Aug. 6, 1994)
and Street Talk (No. 12, June 9, 1984). (While Perry was with Journey, the band
notched seven top 10s, from 1980’s Departure through 1996’s Trial by Fire.)
The sixth and final debut in the new Billboard 200 top 10 belongs to for KING
Burn the Ships, which sails in at No. 7 with 62,000 units (57,000 in album
sales). It’s the best sales week, highest charting album, and first top 10 for
the Christian music act, which previously topped out at No. 13 in 2014 with Run
Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.
With six debuts in the top 10, it’s the first time in nearly a year that many
titles have bowed in the region. It last happened on the Nov. 18, 2017-dated
Rounding out the new top 10 are Drake’s
Scorpion falling 5-8 (54,000 units; down 5 percent), Travis Scott’s
Astroworld slipping 7-9 (49,000 units; down 1 percent) and Post
beerbongs & bentleys down 8-10 (44,000 units; up 5 percent).
Maroon 5's "Girls
Like You," featuring
Cardi B, logs a fourth week atNo.
the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Oct. 20).
"Girls" tops the Radio Songs chart for a 12th week, with 125.4 million in
audience, down 1 percent, in the week ending Oct. 14, according to Nielsen
Music. The track passes The Chainsmokers' "Closer," featuring Halsey, in 2016,
as the longest-leading Radio Songs No. 1 by a duo or group this century; it
boasts the longest reign by a duo or group since TLC's "No Scrubs" led for 13
weeks in 1999. (Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris" holds the longevity record atop Radio
Songs among all acts, with 18 weeks at No. 1 in 1998.) "Girls" has also logged
the longest run atop Radio Songs by any act since Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You,"
which spent 12 weeks at No. 1 in 2017. "Girls" dips 8-9 on Digital Song Sales, but with a 22 percent gain to 22,000
downloads sold, in the week ending Oct. 11, after leading the list for six
weeks, and rebounds 19-16 on Streaming Songs (22.9 million U.S. streams, down 2
percent, in the week ending Oct. 11), where it reached No. 5.
Juice WRLD's "Lucid
100 peak from No. 3, as it rebounds 6-2 on Streaming Songs (35.8 million,
essentially even week-over-week); holds at No. 6 on Radio Songs (71 million,
also on par with last week's sum); and slips 18-20 on Digital Song Sales
(11,000, down 7 percent).
Post Malone's "Better Now" revisits its Hot 100 highpoint (4-3), as it holds at
No. 2 on Radio Songs (100 million, down 1 percent) and jumps 15-10 on Digital
Song Sales (19,000, up 44 percent) and 28-17 on Streaming Songs (21.4 million,
up 7 percent). The track's official video arrived at last Oct. 5 and Post Malone
performed the song as part of a medley with his prior hit "Psycho" (with Ty
Dolla $ign) during the American Music Awards on Oct. 9.COMPLETE
Song Of The Month
Fifth most viewed song last week at YouTube was 'Culpables'
by Colombian reggaeton singer Karol G and Puerto Rican rapper Anuel AA.
The song is a big smash in several countries in Latin America and in Spain.
Music Week Report
Dave & Fredo enter at the no.1 position
Monday, October 15, 2018
by Alan Jones, London
Winning a closely contested battle for chart supremacy,
Funky Friday opens atop the chart for Dave & Fredo. Becoming the first
single to debut at No.1 since Drake’s Nice For What in April, and the
first by a British act since Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You in January 2017,
the track’s consumption of 54,421 units was 5.38% above the
51,641 sales of
Calvin Harris & Sam Smith’s Promises, which consequently drifts to No.2 after
five weeks in pole position.
Funky Friday is a collaboration between two London rappers, becoming the eighth
chart entry for Dave and the fourth for Fredo, far surpassing their individual
chart peaks of No.17 (Dave) and No.32 (Fredo). The track was an immediate
streaming success, receiving more combined audio/video streams (6,906,865) than
any other track, while 4,018 paid-for sales saw it debut at No.12 on that
format’s rankings. It is the second No.1 to have Friday in its title, arriving
at the summit just six months after the first, Freaky Friday by Lil Dicky feat.
Chris Brown. Friday is the only day of the week to be named in the titles of two
No.1s, with Saturday, Sunday and Monday each appearing in one No.1 title. Lady
Gaga adds to her tally of Top 10 singles for the first time since 2013, with
Bradley Cooper collaboration Shallow jumping 13-6 (36,952 sales). It is taken
from their chart-topping A Star Is Born soundtrack, which also spawns
two debuts this week, namely I’ll Never Love Again (No.35, 13,021 sales) –
another Gaga/Cooper collaboration – and Gaga solo Always Remember Us This Way
(No.39, 11,029 sales).
Rita Ora scores her ninth Top 5 single as Let You Love Me advances 6-5 (37,341
In a competitive chart where several tracks increase consumption while heading
south, the most notable example is Lost Without You by Freya Ridings, which had
risen for nine weeks in a row but which now slips 9-10 despite increasing sales
for the 14th straight week, with an 11.95% rise to 25,989.
The rest of the Top 10: Happier (2-3, 46,382 sales) by Marshmello x Bastille, I
Love It (3-4, 38,779 sales) by Kanye West & Lil Pump, In My Mind (5-7, 34,215
sales) by Dynoro & Gigi D’Agostino, Electricity (4-8, 31,210 sales) by Silk City
feat. Dua Lipa and All I Am (7-9, 27,841 sales) by Jess Glynne.
Overall singles sales are up 2.29% week-on-week at 15,840,203, 11.06% above same
week 2017 sales of 14,263,000. That is its highest level since the week before
video streams were included in the chart and stream conversion ratios were
lowered, 15 weeks ago. Paid-for sales are down 1.80% week-on-week at 835,708 and
are 26.76% below same week 2017 sales of 1,140,978. They are below same-week,
previous-year sales for the 271st week in a row.
In a year when two Motion Picture Cast recordings - The Greatest Showman and
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again - have dominated, spending 26 weeks at No.1 between
them, a third debuts atop the chart this week, with a last gasp victory putting
paid to the chart-topping aspirations of Twenty One Pilots.
The Ohio duo were on automatic pilot and set to land atop the album chart for
the first time but crash land at No.2 on consumption of 29,835 copies of their
fifth studio set Trench (including 4,651 from sales-equivalent streams). They
led the chart flashes all week but were overhauled at the last by Lady Gaga &
Bradley Cooper’s Motion Picture Cast Recording of A Star Is Born, which opens at
No.1 on consumption of 31,816 units, including 6,178 from sales-equivalent
It is the first time 45-year-old Cooper, better known as an actor, has had a
chart album, and marks a return to prominence (and fourth No.1) for Gaga, whose
last album, Joanne, debuted and peaked at No.3 on sales of 26,694 copies almost
exactly two years ago, and has gone on to sell 143,315 copies, less than a 20th
of the 2,995,891 copies that her 2008 debut The Fame has sold across all
editions. This is the second time that an A Star Is Born soundtrack has topped
the chart – Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson’s 1977 take on the tale had
a soundtrack which took 13 weeks to reach the summit.
Despite their late defeat, Trench is easily Twenty One Pilots’ highest charting
album. Their first two albums – Twenty One Pilots (2009) and Regional At Best
(2011) – didn’t get proper UK releases at the time, and failed to chart at all.
Third album Vessel originally peaked at No.92 in 2013 and reached at No.39 in
2016 after appearances at the Reading and Leeds festivals were screened by the
BBC. Last album, Blurryface, sold 6,793 copies while debuting at No.14 in 2015,
and also received a 2016 festival fillip, which saw it peak 67 weeks later at
No.5. It has been a Top 200 fixture ever since its release 178 weeks ago, and
rallies 117-84, this week, with consumption of 1,287 units raising its career
sales tally to 394,727 copies. Although missing out on the main prize,
incidentally, Trench debuts at No.1 on the physical sales, vinyl and cassette
Surrey rockers You Me At Six score their fifth straight Top 10 album with sixth
studio set VI debuting at No.6 (8,760 sales). The band’s fourth album, Cavalier
Youth sold 32,426 copies while debuting at No.1 in 2014, but its cumulative
sales of 101,202 leave it trailing their debut, Take Off Your Colours, which
sold 7,184 copies debuting and peaking at No.25 exactly 10 years ago, and has
since gone on to sell 145,177 copies.
After debuting at No.1 last week, Rod Stewart’s Blood Red Roses dips to No.3
Despite a 7.33% increase in consumption week-on-week, The Greatest Showman
soundtrack’s 39-week run in the top three is over, as it falls 3-4 (16,819
The rest of the Top 10: Kamikaze (4-5, 11,369 sales) by Eminem, Staying At
Tamara’s (6-7, 8,316 sales) by George Ezra, Dancing Queen (2-8, 8,088 sales) by
Cher, the Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again soundtrack (7-9, 7,283 sales) and
Sweetener (9-10, 6,115 sales) by Ariana Grande.
Overall album sales are up 0.19% week-on-week at 1,674,873, 1.49% below same
week 2017 sales of 1,700,286. Streaming accounted for 986,332 sales – a 22 week
high, and 58.89% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 3.23%
week-on-week at 688,541, 21.61% below same week 2017 sales of 878,358.COMPLETE