Two Spanish-speaking songs in the Top 10
Thursday, August 17, 2017
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
Three letters and two same
numbers, AKB 48, SKE 48, HKT 48 or NMB 48... four Japanese girlie idol
groups with the same attitude, image and boring music. This week the
latter act, NMB 48, is back with a new album, 'Namba Ai (Ima, Omou,
Koto)' rockets to number one in Japan and also globally with 159,000
sales, according to Oricon. Also the other two debuts on this week's
Top 10 are from Asia, 'Tycoon, the 9th studio album by the Japanese
fusion band UverWorld arrives at no.3 with 90,000 sales (according to
Oricon), and 'Verse 2', the first EP by the South Korean duo JJ
Project, a part of the boy group Got7, rises to no.5 with 70,000 sales
(according to Hanteo and Oricon). Sandwiched between these new-entries
is Imagine Dragon's 'Evolve' at no.4 with 70,000 sales and Ed
Sheeran's 'Divide' at the vice position with 104,000 sales and . In
every of its 23 weeks, which 'Divide' ranked on the tally, it got more
than 100,000 equivalent sales. 'Divide' has a total of 6,804,000 sales
so far, still far and away the
most successful album of the
year, followed by Kendrick Lamar's 'Damn' with 2,690,000 and Drake's
'More Life' with 2,552,000 sales. 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 12,000 / 10,055,000, '21' by Adele 9,000 / 28,779,000, '24k
Magic' by Bruno Mars 39.000 / 3,264,000, '25' by Adele
20,860,000, '4:44' by Jay-Z 38,000 / 570,000, '4 Your Eyez Only'
by J.Cole 9,000 / 1,109,000, 'A Head Full Of Dreams' by Coldplay
/ 4,505,000, 'American Teen' by Khalid 33,000 / 703,000, 'Anti' by Rihanna 14,000 / 2,152,000, the 'Beauty And The Beast 2017'
soundtrack 8,000 / 905,000, 'Beauty Behind The Madness' by
The Weeknd 9,000 / 2,805,000, 'Blurryface' by Twenty One Pilots
16,000 / 3,246,000, 'Culture' by Migos 24,000 / 1,206,000, 'Dangerous Woman' by Ariana Grande
1,685,000, the 'Fast & Furious 8' soundtrack 9,000 / 471,000, the 'Fifty Shades Darker' soundtrack
851,000, 'Future' by Future 15,000 / 1,001,000, 'Glory
Days' by Little Mix 7,000 / 904,000, the 'Guardians Of The Galaxy':
Awesome Mix Vol.2' soundtrack 14,000 / 791,000, 'Hardwired...To Self-Destruct'
by Metallica 11,000 / 2,572,000, 'Harry Styles' by Harry Styles 28,000
/ 1,038,000, 'Helene Fischer' by Helene Fischer
11,000 / 730,000, 'Hndrxx' by Future 10,000 / 606,000, 'Hopeless
Fountain Kingdom' 15,000 / 406,000,
'Human' by Rag'n'Bone Man 23,000 / 1,594,000, 'Humanz' by the Gorillaz
6,000 / 601,000,
'I Decided' by Big Sean
'Illuminate' by Shawn Mendes 31,000 / 1,584,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith
6,960,000, 'Is This the Life We Really Want?' by Roger Waters 13,000 /
390,000, 'Joanne' by Lady GaGa 6,000 /
1,405,000, 'Jungle Rules' by French Montana 33,000 / 175,000, the 'La La Land' soundtrack
9,000 / 1,308,000, 'Lemonade' by Beyoncé
4,000 / 3,072,000, 'Melodrama' by
Lorde 22,000 / 452,000, 'Memories...Do Not Open' by the Chainsmokers
1,144,000, the 'Moana' soundtrack 38,000 / 1,857,000, 'More Life' by
Drake 38,000 / 2,552,000, 'One More Light' by Linkin Park 51,000 /
703,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber 16,000 /
5,970,000, 'So Good' by Zara Larrson 13,000 / 459,000, 'Spirit' by Depeche Mode
5,000 / 694,000, 'Starboy' by The
Weeknd 33,000 / 2,722,000, the 'Suicide Squad' soundtrack
1,385,000, 'This Is Acting' by Sia
9,000 / 2,000,000,
'Traveller' by Chris Stapleton 15,000 / 2,422,000, the
'Trolls' soundtrack 19,000 / 1,526,000, 'Views' by Drake 19,000 /
3,598,000, 'Witness' by Katy Perry 25,000 / 631,000, 'X' by Ed Sheeran
24,000 / 9,786,000.
GLOBAL ALBUM CHART
'Despacito' by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (inclusive the Justin Bieber
remix) remains for a big 15th week at the summit of the Global Track Chart
with another 450,000 points, 4% fewer compared to the previous week.
And now we have another reggaetón tune in the Top 10: 'Mi Gente' by J
Balvin feat. Willy Williams from Colombia climbs from no.14 to no.9,
driven by a 14% points boost to 159,000. It's the first time in
history, that we have two Spanish-speaking songs in the Global Top 10.
And a third is on the way, 'Súbeme La Radio' by Enrique Iglesias feat.
Descemer Bueno reaches no.23 this week with 85,000 points. Back to
'Despacito', the smash jumps to no.71 on the
ALL TIME CHART with a total
of 9,689,000 points after 25 weeks on the tally, Ed Sheeran's 'Shape
Of You' hangs still at no.10 there with 13,422,000 total points after
31 weeks on the list. Outside
the Top 40 waiting among other 'Versace On The Floor' by Bruno Mars
at no.46, 'Glorious' by Macklemore feat. Skylar Grey at no.47, 'No
Promises' by Cheat Codes feat. Demi Lovato at no.49, 'Know No Better'
by Major Lazer feat. Travis Scott, Camila Cabello & Quavo, at no.50, 'Pretty
Girl' by Maggie Lindemann at no.52, and 'Feel It Still' by Portugal.
The Man at no.54 for their first appearance on the big
COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART
40 years ago
"I Feel Love" by
a spectacular, innovative track, produced by Giorgio Moroder
it's the forerunner for the house- & technoscene
'I Feel Love' topped the Global Chart for 11 weeks and was the
biggest hit of 1977
Kendrick Lamar's 'Damn' returns to no.1
Thuesday, August 15, 2017
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. climbs 2-1 on the latest Billboard 200, clocking
a fourth nonconsecutive week at No. 1, and its first since the May
20-dated tally. The set earned just under 47,000
equivalent album units (down less than 1 percent)
in the week ending Aug. 10, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 11,000 were
in traditional album sales. The bulk of DAMN.’s figure comes from SEA units --
31,000. (The album is the week’s most-streamed title on the Billboard 200, with
46.2 million on-demand audio streams generated by its songs.)
DAMN.’s four weeks at No. 1 is the most by an album since The Weeknd’s Starboy
claimed its fifth nonconsecutive frame on the Feb. 11-dated chart.
Notably, DAMN.’s sum at No. 1 -- a little under 47,000 units -- is the second
lowest weekly total for a No. 1 album since the chart began raking by
consumption units in late 2014. The only time the No. 1 album clocked a smaller
total was on the Aug. 22, 2015-dated list, when the Descendants soundtrack bowed
at No. 1 with 42,000 units.
At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200 is Brett Eldredge’s self-titled album, which
bows in the runner-up slot with 45,000 units (36,000 in traditional album
sales). It’s the highest charting album yet for
the country singer, surpassing the No. 3 peak of his Illinois album in 2015. In
total, his new album is his fourth charting effort; he also visited the list
with the 2016 Christmas album Glow (peaking at No. 29) and his debut album Bring
You Back (No. 11 in 2013).
With 36,000 copies sold, Eldredge’s new album is also the top selling album of
the week, and debuts at No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart.
DJ Khaled’s former No. 1 Grateful rises 4-3 (a little more than 31,000 units;
down 8 percent) while Meek Mill’s Wins and Losses notches its third week in the
top 10, falling 3-4 with 31,000 units (down 16 percent).
The Now 63 compilation album bows at No. 5 with 31,000 units (all from
traditional album sales), bringing the long running Now series back to the top
10. Its previous set in the main, numbered series, Now 62, was its first to miss
the top 10, as it debuted and peaked at No. 11 on the May 27-dated list (with a
start of 35,000 units).
21 Savage’s Issa Album holds steady at No. 6 on the new Billboard 200 (a little
more than 29,000 units; down 5 percent), while Ed Sheeran’s former No. 1 ÷
(Divide) rises 8-7 (29,000 units; down 4 percent).
Imagine Dragons’ Evolve moves 7-8 with 28,000 units (down 9 percent) while SZA’s
Ctrl returns to the top 10, climbing 13-9 with 27,000 units (up 5 percent). The
latter album is driven by its streams, as SEA units comprise 22,000 of its total
for the week (up 8 percent). The album’s return to the top 10 (its first week in
the region since its debut at No. 3 on July 1) comes one week after SZA earned
her first top 40-charting hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with the album’s “Love
Galore,” featuring Travis Scott.
Rounding out the new top 10 on the Billboard 200 is Khalid’s American Teen,
which also comes back to the top 10, stepping 11-10 (27,000 units; up 1
percent). Like Ctrl, Khalid’s album is powered by SEA units (22,000; up 6
percent) thanks to the continued popularity of the set’s songs like “Location.”Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, ties for the
second-longest command in the 59-year history of the Billboard Hot 100, leading
the list (dated Aug. 26) for a 14th week.
The track also equals the longest run at No. 1 for a primarily non-English
language hit, tying the 14-week rule of Los Del Rio's "Macarena (Bayside Boys
Mix)" in 1996. "Despacito" additionally matches the mark for the longest stay
atop the Streaming Songs chart: also 14 weeks.
"Despacito" becomes one of an elite nine singles to have
led the Hot 100 for at least 14 weeks, dating to the chart's Aug. 4, 1958,
inception. It logs the longest lead since Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!,"
featuring Bruno Mars, reigned for 14 weeks in 2015. Only Mariah Carey and Boyz
II Men's "One Sweet Day" has spent more time on top: 16 weeks in 1995-96.
"Despacito" extends its record rule on the Digital Song Sales chart to 15 weeks
at No. 1, with 82,000 downloads sold (down 3 percent) in the week ending Aug.
10, according to Nielsen Music.
More "Despacito" domination: the track tops the Streaming Songs chart for a
record-tying 14th week, with 49.4 million U.S. streams (down 1 percent) in the
week ending Aug. 10. It matches the 14-week reign of Desiigner's "Panda" in
2016. On Radio Songs, however, "Despacito" drops to No. 2 after five weeks on
top with 134.6 million in all-format airplay audience (down 4 percent) in the
week ending Aug. 13.
"Wild Thoughts" keeps at its No. 2 Hot 100 peak for a fifth week while crowning
Radio Songs (135.1 million, up 6 percent). Rihanna achieves her record-extending
13th Radio Songs No. 1, upping her lead over Carey (11), dating to the chart's
1990 origin, while Khaled and Tiller each celebrate their first leader on the
list. "Thoughts" also leads the Hot R&B Songs chart for a sixth week and Hot
R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a fifth frame.
French Montana's "Unforgettable," featuring Swae Lee, is steady at its No. 3 Hot
100 high. It retreats 4-5 on Streaming Songs, but with a 5 percent gain to 29.1
million; pushes 8-6 on Digital Song Sales (39,000, up 8 percent); and keeps at
No. 11 on Radio Songs (80 million, down 1 percent.) The single adds a second
week at No. 1 on the Hot Rap Songs chart. COMPLETE
"Mi Gente" by
J.Balvin & Willy Williams
from Colombia will be the next big global Spanish-speaking and
reggaetón smash this year after 'Despacito' by Luis Fonsi ... on the
current tally 'Mi Gente' climbs to no.9 with 159,000 points
Music Week Report
Calvin Harris has his eighth number one single
Monday, August 14, 2017
by Alan Jones, London
All seven of Calvin Harris' previous No.1 hits debuted in pole position
but Feels has taken a more leisurely route to the summit, and only now
achieves chart-topping status, advancing 3-1 (39,569 sales, including
24,298 from sales-equivalent streams) some seven weeks after debuting at
No.21. It is the first time sales of the No.1 single have been
below 40,000 since Kid Rock's All
Summer Long sold 37,111 copies on its only week at No.1 nine years ago last
The fourth single from Harris' fifth album Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1, the track
also delivers guest collaborators Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean
their fourth, fifth and first No.1s, respectively The album itself debuted and
peaked at No.2 last month and ends a run of four declines by rallying 20-18
All of Harris' No.1s have come in a little over nine years, and the only acts
with more No.1s to their credit in the 21st century are Westlife (10) and
Rihanna (nine). Eminem also has eight. Harris' tally of seven No.1 debuts,
incidentally, is exceeded only by Westlife (14), Take That (10), The Spice Girls
(eight) and Oasis (eight). And his tally of eight No.1s in total, is exceeded by
nine acts - or ten, if we give The Shadows full credit for their supporting role
on Cliff Richard singles.
Harris' first No.1 since John Newman collaboration Blame in 2014, Feels ends the
third run at No.1 for Luis Fonsi &
Daddy Yankee's Despacito (feat. Justin Bieber), although the 11 times chart
champ - which falls 1-4 (34,383 sales) is still the moral victor with more
paid-for sales (17,677) and more streams (5,011,867) than not just Feels but
also everything else in or out of the chart.
Almost 18 years after Bailamos became his first Top 10 hit, Enrique Iglesias
scores his tenth with Spanglish confection Subeme La Radio moving 12-10 (23,526
sales). That total includes both the original all-Spanish version of the song
with Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennon and the UK-aimed version featuring Sean Paul
and Matt Terry.
French Montana's Unforgettable climbs 4-2 (35,447 sales), surpassing its
previous peak of No.3 where it spent five of the previous eight weeks.
Dua Lipa's sixth hit, New Rules is her first to make the Top 5, advancing 9-5
(32,874 sales). Rudimental & James Arthur's fourth Top 10 hit, Sun Comes Up,
also reaches a new peak, advancing 8-6 (28,231 sales).
The rest of the Top 10: Wild Thoughts (2-3, 34,675 sales) by DJ Khaled feat.
Rihanna & Bryson Tiller, Mama (5-7, 27,689 sales) by Jonas Blue feat. William
Singe, Came Here For Love (7-8, 27,496 sales) by Sigala & Ella Eyre and Power
(6-9, 24,957 sales) by Little Mix.
Overall singles sales are down 2.42% week-on-week at 12,952,030, 32.10% above
same week 2016 sales of 9,804,570. Streams accounted for 11,713,548 sales,
90.44% of the total. Paid-for sales are down 6.69% week-on-week at 1,238,482,
25.37% below same week 2016 sales of 1,659,400 and their lowest level since week
42, 2006 (chart dated 28 October 2006), when 1,145,055 singles were sold. They
are below same-week, previous-year sales for the 210th week in a row.
Returning to pole position after an absence of three weeks, Ed Sheeran's ÷
starts its fifth run atop the chart and is No.1 for the 15th time in its 23-week
Joining Adele's 21, Emeli Sande's Our Version Of Events and Sam Smith's In The
Lonely Hour on the list of albums that have had more than four runs at No.1 in
the 2010s, ÷ nevertheless secured its lowest weekly tally yet - 16,071, of which
7,287 were sales-equivalent streams. Its actual paid-for sales of 8,784 are the
second lowest for a No.1 in the 919 weeks that have elapsed thus far this
century, surpassing only the 7,034 paid-for sales of Blossoms' eponymous debut
album on its second and final week at No.1 last August.
Eight weeks after becoming his first ever Top 10 studio album at the 64th
attempt, country legend Glen Campbell's farewell album Adios sprints 13-2 (9,657
sales), following his death from Alzheimer's Disease at the age of 81 on Tuesday
(August 8). Adios was recorded in 2012/3 after his diagnosis, and following his
final tour, and is Campbell's 15th Top 75 album and his third to make the Top
10, following 1971's Greatest Hits (No.8) and the 1976 chart-topper 20 Golden
Greats. With only 429 of its sales coming from streams, it tops the paid-for
Another late country star, John Denver, rebounds 10-6 (5,607 sales) with his
posthumous 2011 set The Ultimate Collection, which peaked three weeks ago at
No new release sold sufficiently well to debut inside the Top 10 this week but
in addition to the return of Glen Campbell's Adios, four more titles resume in
the top tier: with latest single New Rules becoming her highest charting hit, as
it advances 9-5, Dua Lipa's eponymous debut album - which peaked at No.5 on
debut nine weeks ago - jumps 11-7 (5,276 sales); school holidays are in full
swing, and Moana is available on Sky Cinema for the first time - a combination
that helps the soundtrack album to sprint 17-8 (4,943 sales), ending a 14 week
absence from the Top 10; Little Mix's Glory Days starts its fifth run in the Top
10, climbing 12-9 (4,659 sales) and Ed Sheeran's X (14-10, 4,211 sales) is back
for a seventh run. X's overall tally is the fourth lowest in the 21st century
for 10th slot- and its paid-for sales are just 1,960.
After debuting last week at No.1, Arcade Fire's Everything Now slips to No.3
(7,802 sales), and there are also declines for Rag'N'Bone Man's Human (3-4,
7,093 sales) and Lana Del Rey's Lust For Life (4-5, 5,755 sales).
Overall album sales are down 10.22% week-on-week at 1,581,079, 4.24% above same
week 2016 sales of 1,516,840. Streaming accounted for 729,723 sales – 46.15% of
the total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 15.67% week-on-week at 851,356,
15.85% below same week 2016 sales of 1,011,714.