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'Cheerleader' rules another week
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
 

31 year-old rapper Nayvadius Demun Wilburn from Atlanta (USA), better known by his stage name Future, shoots atop the Global Album Chart with his third studio effort 'DS2' and 131,000 sales, 126,000 of it in the USA alone, according to Nielsen Soundscan. It's the first no.1 for the American rapper. His former album 'Honest' started at no.6 with 59,000 sales in the week 19, 2014 and the debut set 'Pluto' landed at no.14 with 41,000 sales in the week 18, 2012. Last week's no.1 album, 'The Best! Watashi No Dorikamu' by Dreams Come True, slides to the vice position, after a 65% sales decrease to 120,000 copies, according to Oricon. On the third place bows Australian rock band Tame Impala with the third album 'Currents' and 96,000 sales. In their native country 11,400 people bought the album, in the USA 45,000, in United Kingdom 11,000, 5,000 in the Netherlands, 4,000 in Canada and 3,000 in France, respectively Germany. Tame Impala's former album 'Lonerism' bowed at no.20 in the week 43, 2012

with 37,000 sales. A comparison between the no.3 spots of four different countries: in the USA Jason Isbell's 'Something More Than Free' bows there with 45,800 pure album sales, according to Nielsen Soundscan. In Japan Junho's 'So Good' starts at no.3 with 48,200 sales, according to Oricon. In United Kingdom Tale Impala's 'Currents' comes in at no.3 with 11,000 sales, according to Music Week and in South Korea Super Junior's 'Devil: Special Album' starts there with nearly 30,000 sales, according to Hanteo. Very interesting that the sales at no.3 in Japan are higher than in the USA, respectively in South Korea higher than in United Kingdom. Some additional sales stats: 'My Everything' by Ariana Grande sold 7.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 1.605.000 so far, 'No Place In Heaven' by Mika sold 14.000 units last week, 142.000 so far, 'If You're Reading This, It's Too Late' by Drake sold 12.000 units last week and has a total of 1.248.000 copies so far, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith sold 5.438.000 copies so far, the 'Frozen' soundtrack 8.379.000, and 'To Pimp A Butterfly' by Kendrick Lamar 975.000. COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  There's a new feature on our website: NO.1 CHRONICLES. It's a list with all number one songs of the United World Chart in a chronological order with song-credits and many interesting facts about each tune. The feature is under construction, for the moment there's a test run with the no.1 smashes of the time between 2010 and 2015. In the next months the site will be expanded to the full 60 years of our chart-history. On the current hitlist Felix Jaehn's remix of 'Cheerleader' by Jamaican singer Omi reigns a fourth consecutive week with 311.000 points. That's a 5% points decrease compared to the previous week. No change also on the vice position, 'Lean On' by Major Lazer feat. Mĝ & DJ Snake remains there for a third week with 240.000 points, a 3,5% decline. Highest debut is, as so often, a Japanese girlie idol group: NMB 48 land their 11th Global Top 10 success, 'Dorian Shônen' rockets to no.3 with 238.000 points... and next week 'Taiyô Knock' by Nogizaka 46, another Japanese girlie group, will be surely the new no.1 globally, after massive sales with more than 600.000 singles. The Australian teenie sensation 5 Seconds Of Summer land their first Global Top 10 success, 'She's Kinda Hot' arrives at no.10 with 151.000 points. In the shadow of Fetty Wrap's first big smash 'Trap Queen' (this week at no.21 after 18 weeks on the tally), his follow-up 'My Way', a collaboration with Remy Boyz' RGF Productions' member Monty, makes a big jump at no.17 with 129.000 points. Outside our weekly Top 40 waiting among other Lost Frequencies feat. Janieck Devy's 'Reality' at no.42, Nicky Jam feat. Enrique Iglesias' 'El Perdón' at no.45, Feder feat. Lyse's 'Goodbye' at no.52, and Pitbull feat. Chris Brown's 'Fun' at no.58 for their first appearance on the big list.  COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART



Global Chart - 20 Years Ago
No.1
'Shy Guy' Diana King
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Global Chart - 30 Years Ago
No.1
'We Don't Need Another Hero' Tina Turner
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Our weekly global countdown dated back to 1955. The year when Rock'n'Roll was born and popular music started to influence and determine the spirit and mood of any era. The music industry was at the very beginning, many countries hadn't yet an official chart. That's why the first hitlists merged the charts only from the USA, United Kingdom, Germany and additional informations from France, Australia, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands. The first no.1 in January 1955 was 'Mr.Sandman' by the Chordettes and biggest hit of that year 'Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White', a mambo classic by Perez Prado.
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USA
Billboard Report
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Future earns his first no.1 album on Billboard 200 chart
Thuesday, July 28, 2015
by Keith Caulfield & Silvio Pietroluongo, Los Angeles

Future celebrates his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as DS2 arrives atop the list. The set starts at No. 1 on the chart dated Aug. 8 with 147,000 equivalent album units earned in the

week ending July 23, according to Nielsen Music. The album is his third studio effort and was released on July 17 through A-1 / Freebandz / Epic Records, though it was only announced on July 10. Future also tallied his best sales week yet, as DS2 launches with 121,000 albums sold. That more than doubles his previous high, when his last album, 2014's Honest, bowed at No. 2 with 53,000. (His first set, 2012's Pluto, debuted and peaked at No. 8 off a 41,000 start.) DS2 was ushered in by its single "Commas," which peaked at No. 11 on the Hot Rap Songs chart in June. Future's new album is the latest major hip-hop release that arrived to market in 2015 with little notice, following No. 1s from Meek Mill, Kendrick Lamar and Drake. Taylor Swift's 1989 holds at No. 2 on the latest Billboard 200 with 50,000 units (down 9 percent). Country superstar Alan Jackson collects his 14th top 10 album as Angels and Alcohol bows at No. 3 with 48,000 units. It also debuts at No. 1 the Top Country Albums chart (45,000 in pure album

sales) -- Jackson's 14th leader on the tally. He was last atop the list in 2012 with Thirty Miles West. Jackson's first No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart came in 1993 with A Lot About Livin' (and a Little 'Bout Love), which ruled for five weeks. Tyrese's Black Rose falls from No. 1 to No. 4 with 47,000 (down a moderate 40 percent in its second week). Jason Isbell arrives in the top 10 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums, as his new Something More Than Free launches at No. 5 on the former (41,000 units) and No. 2 on the latter (40,000 copies sold -- his best sales week). It's the first top 10 on both charts for Isbell, who has previously logged three chart entries on the Billboard 200 since 2009, going as high as No. 23 in 2013 with Southeastern. Meek Mill's

Dreams Worth More Than Money descends 3-6 with 39,000 (down 26 percent). The fourth and final debut in the top 10 comes from rock act Tame Impala, which scores its first top 10 with Currents. It's the act's third full-length studio effort and it launches with 38,000 units (of which 33,000 are pure album sales, a career high). Tame Impala's last album, 2012's Lonerism, debuted and peaked at No. 34 (12,000 sold in its first week). It went on to sell a total of 210,000 copies in the United States. Rounding out the top 10 are Ed Sheeran's X (5-8 with 32,000; down 4 percent), Sam Hunt's Montevallo (7-9 with 30,000 units; up 1 percent) and Kidz Bop Kids' Kidz Bop 29 (4-10 with 24,000 units; down 35 percent). Over on the Billboard Hot 100 "Cheerleader" leads for a third week, actually widening its lead over runner-up "Can't Feel My Face" by The Weeknd (it spends a second week at No. 2). Just a week ago, The Weeknd looked to continue its momentum to a possible No. 1 standing, as "Face" had just 9 percent fewer points than "Cheerleader." This week (on the chart dated Aug. 8, which will post to Billboard's websites on July 28), the gap is 15 percent as "Cheerleader" stands nearly steady in points while "Face" retreats by 6 percent, brought down solely by a 24 percent dip in download sales to 122,200 (2-4 on Digital Songs). On Radio Songs, "Face" moves forward 4-2 with 136.8 million audience impressions (up 7 percent), while holding at No. 6 on Streaming Songs (10.8 million plays, up 1 percent). The launch of the "Face" official music video on Tuesday (July 28) should help boost the track's streaming total next week and bring it back in line for a possible No. 1 Hot 100 takeover. Back to OMI's "Cheerleader," the Louder Than Life / Ultra / Columbia release continues to charge ahead, earning the Airplay Gainer award for the first time and rising 5-3 on Radio Songs with 131.8 million audience impressions (up 9 percent). The track holds at No. 1 on Digital Songs for a fourth week (163,000; minus 5 percent) and maintains its so-far No. 3 peak on Streaming Songs for a third frame (13.7 million plays). The big news in the Hot 100's top 10 this week is the 87-7 rise for Fetty Wap's "My Way," featuring Monty. The 80-spot leap is the largest into the top 10 since Katy Perry roared 83 spots (85-2) with, well, "Roar" on the chart dated Aug. 13, 2013. "My Way," which is spending a fifth week in the top 10 -- and 12th week overall -- on R&B / Hip-Hop Airplay (No. 3) was finally released to digital retailers on Friday, July 17. The track opens at No. 2 on Digital Songs and No. 1 on both R&B / Hip-Hop Digital Songs and Rap Digital Songs with 152,000. "Way" concurrently debuts on Streaming Songs at No. 16 with 6.6 million plays, of which 77 percent are views from YouTube unofficial user-generated clips as. The track has yet to have an official video released to YouTube. On Radio Songs "Way" leaps 42-33 (38.9 million audience impressions, up 11 percent) and surges 25-5 on Hot R&B / Hip-Hop songs.  COMPLETE CHARTS


Spotlight
Years & Years
are a British-Australian electronica trio founded in London. The group consists of frontman and keyboardist Olly Alexander, bassist Mikey Goldsworthy and synth player Emre Turkmen. Years & Years' music has been described as electropop, mixing R&B and '90s house elements, with Flying Lotus, Diplo, Radiohead and Jai Paul being their core influences. The band formed in 2010, after Goldsworthy moved to the United Kingdom from Australia and met Turkmen online. Shortly afterwards, Alexander joined the band as lead vocalist after Goldsworthy heard him singing in the shower. The band was originally a five-piece group, with Noel Leeman and Olivier Subria. Leeman left the band in 2013. Years & Years' debut single "I Wish I Knew" was released in July 2012 on the label Good Bait, with the band performing as a five-piece group. In 2013 the group signed to French label Kitsuné Records as a three-piece and released their second single "Traps" in September 2013. In 2014 the group signed to Polydor Records and released the single "Take Shelter". The EP reached the number 1 spot on the iTunes UK Singles Electronic Chart. In January 2015, Years & Years won the prestigious BBC Sound of 2015. Years & Years were also nominated for the Critics Choice Award for the Brit Awards 2015. Their new single 'King' was released on March the 1st and became a number one smash in the British Singles Charts.   >> source: Wikipedia - click the picture to see the video


United Kingdom
Music Week Report
(excerpt)
Years & Years remaining in the penthouse position
Monday, July 27, 2015
by Alan Jones, London

It's a rare week when there is no change at the top of either the singles or albums charts - but that is just what happens this week, with Little Mix's Black Magic continuing to cast a spell at the singles apex, and Years & Years' debut album Communion remaining in the penthouse position on the album chart, after selling a further 20,627 copies (including 2,766

streams). Australian band Tame Impala toppled Years & Years on initial sales flashes with their third album Currents, but it was unable to maintain its fast start, and ends up debuting at number three (12,391 sales). That's still a good showing, considering the band has never had a single in the top half of the Top 200 - their biggest hit, Elephant, reached only number 133 in 2012. It also represents a big improvement on 2010 debut album Innerspeaker, which peaked at number 114, and 2012 follow-up Lonerism, which debuted and peaked exactly 100 places higher, at number 14. Although there are five new entries in the Top 75, Currents is the only new album with enough clout to debut inside the Top 10. The rest of the top tier is little changed with Ed Sheeran's X continuing at number two (13,518 sales), James Bay's Chaos And The Calm dipping 3-4 (12,017 sales), Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour receding 4-5 (11,460), Taylor Swift's X slipping 5-6 (8,238 sales), Lionel Richie's The Definitive

Collection edging 6-7 (5,905 sales), Florence + The Machine's How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful continuing at number eight (4,909 sales), the eponymous Hozier album rallying 11-9 (4,113 sales) and George Ezra's Wanted On Voyage treading water at number 10 (4,053 sales). As fond as it is of being number one - a position it has held for 13 of its 57 chart weeks thus far - Ed Sheeran's X is fonder still of being number two, this week being its 17th in that position, though all of its previous 16 were with higher sales. Sheeran's 2011 debut album + exits the Top 10 this week, falling 9-11 - but the 3,940 copies it sold help to raise its cumulative tally to 2,002,293. X overtook it some time ago, and has a to-date tally of 2,303,164 sales. Overall album sales are down

4.62% week-on-week at 1,571,342. Streaming accounted for exactly 443,000 sales - 28.19% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums were down 6.98% week-on-week at 1,128,342 - 22.44% below same week 2014 sales of 1,454,766. Little Mix break new ground by retaining the number one slot on the singles chart for the first time in their career, with Black Magic putting a hex on its rivals and spending a second week at number one. Both of their previous number ones - 2011 debut single Cannonball and 2012 follow-up Wings - managed only a week at number one. Black Magic sold a further 65,720 copies to retain leadership of the chart, lifting its cumulative sales to 178,418. Despite its good start, however, it has a long way to go to become their biggest seller - Wings is their current top track with sales of 526,717 copies, followed by Cannonball (487,189) and 2013 number three hit Move (445,229). Buoyed by the inclusion of 18,798 streaming sales this week - a feature that wasn't available to its predecessors - Black Magic sold fewer second week copies than Cannonball (116,578) but more than Wings (59,335). Black Magic's nearest challenger is Lost Frequencies' former number one, Are You With Me, which bounces 3-2 (58,885 sales) on its fifth straight week in the top five. It swaps places with Years & Years' Shine, which must therefore, fall 2-3 (55,799 sales). 10 months after they topped the chart together with Blame, John Newman and Calvin Harris separately score the Top 10's only new entries, with the introductory single from yet to be named new albums, Harris' fifth and Newman's second. 25 year old Newman leads the way, opening at number five (44,226 sales) with Come And Get It, his fifth Top 10 single. 31 year old Harris' How Deep is Your Love, a collaboration with Disciples, follows at number seven (41,703 sales), providing his 19th Top 10 hit. Newman's debut album, Tribute, spawned two Top 10 hits, whilst Harris' last album, Motion, housed three including Blame. Both went to number one but despite his higher profile and greater experience, Harris' has sold fewer copies, with Motion's to-date tally being 268,945 sales, compared to Tribute's 312,993. Rounding out the Top 10 are David Zowie's House Every Weekend (5-4, 47,568 sales), Sam Feldt's Show Me Love (feat. Kimberly Anne, 4-6, 42,962 sales), Walk The Moon's Shut Up & Dance (8-8, 41,191 sales), OMI's Cheerleader (9-9, 38,893 sales) and Avicii's Waiting For Love (6-10, 38,659 sales). Overall singles sales are up 0.25% at 7,269,410. Streams accounted for 4,947,093 sales - 68.05% of the total. Paid-for sales of 2,322,317 are down 6.36% over the previous week, and are 17.66% below same week 2014 sales of 2,820,521 - the 102nd week in a row they have declined versus a year previous.  COMPLETE CHARTS



Japan
Oricon Single Chart
No.1  'Dorian Shônen' NMB 48

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Germany
Media Control Single Chart
No.1  Lost Frequencies
/ Janieck Devy 'Reality'
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