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'Rockstar' remains at the no.1 spot
Thursday, July 9, 2020
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden

 

'Rockstar' keeps the crown of the Global Track Chart for a third consecutive week with another 307,000 points, a 4% increase compared to the previous week. The Weeknd's former 17-week topper 'Blinding Lights' follows still just behind it with 288,000 points (up 1%). The latest Tik Tok sensation 'Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat)' by New Zealand music producer Jawsh 685 and American singer and dancer Jason DeRulo is the biggest winner for a second week in a row. After the big jump from no.35 to no.11 last week, it rises another six slots to no.5 with 222,000 points (up 38%). One place behind bows this week's highest debut, 'How You Like That' by Blackpink. It's the first global Top 10 success for the South Korean girlie outfit. The tune generated massive 195 million views on YouTube in its initial week. Tones And I did it!!.. her sensational smash 'Dance Monkey' set a new alltime record with its 41st week inside the Top 10. Never before a song was

such a long time there. The first half year of 2020 is gone, time to look back to the biggest hits there: 'Blinding Lights' is the clear winner with 9,501,000 points so far, followed by 'Dance Monkey' with 7,454,000 points (in 2020 alone), 'Don't Start Now' by Dua Lipa (6,963,000), 'The Box' by Roddy Ricch (5,300,000), and 'Memories' by Maroon 5 (4,648,000). Outside our weekly Top 40 waiting among other 'Rover' by S1mba feat. DTG at no.43, 'Living In A Ghost Town' by Rolling Stones at no.45, and 'We Paid' by Lil Baby & 42 Dugg at no.51 for their first appearance on the big list. 'Heng:Garae', the seventh extended player by the South Korean boy group Seventeen, rockets easily atop the Global Album Chart with massive 1,218,000 equivalent sales, 1,098,000 of it from the band's native country alone, another 106,000 coming from Japan (both figures according to Hanteo / Oricon). It's the 10th album from South Korea this year, which reaches the top position of the Global Chart. And the set shines with the second highest sales-frame this year, after Bangtan Boys' 'Map Of The Soul: 7' started with stellar 3,707,000 sales in the calendar week 10. Also new in the current Top 10 is 'Women In Music Pt.III', the third studio album by the Los Angeles based pop / rock band Haim. It bows at no.9 with 61,000 sales. Here are the five biggest albums of the first half year 2020: far away from the competition leads 'Map Of The Soul: 7' by the Bangtan Boys with 5,794,000 equivalent sales, followed by last year's winner, 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish with 1,961,000 sales, 'After Hours' by The Weeknd (1,910,000), 'Hollywood's Bleeding' by Post Malone (1,790,000), and 'Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial' by Roddy Ricch (1,711,000). The complete Top 20 of the Global Half-Year Chart is available on our FACEBOOK ACCOUNT. And now, as every week, additional stats from outside the current Global Album Top 10 in alphabetic order, the first figure means last week's sales, the second figure the total sales: '1989' by Taylor Swift 8,000 / 11,521,000, '21' by Adele 10,000 / 30,137,000, '25' by Adele 9,000 / 22,494,000, the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 16,000 / 5,983,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 30,000 / 4,941,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 27,000 / 6,965,000, 'Blame It On Baby' by DaBaby 52,000 / 771,000, 'Calm' by 5 Seconds Of Summer 6,000 / 436,000, 'Changes' by Justin Bieber 24,000 / 1,341,000, 'Circles' by Mac Miller 9,000 / 661,000, 'Cuz I Love You' by Lizzo 16,000 / 1,790,000, 'Dark Lane Demo Tapes' by Drake 45,000 / 896,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD 20,000 / 1,892,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 24,000 / 16,223,000, 'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 41,000 / 2,944,000, 'Eternal Atake' by Lill Uzi Vert 36,000 / 1,592,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 9,000 / 5,230,000, 'Fine Line' by Harry Styles 66,000 / 2,426,000, the 'Frozen II' soundtrack 27,000 / 1,871,000, 'Future Nostalgia' by Dua Lipa 50,000 / 1,064,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice WRLD 27,000 / 3,336,000, 'High Off Life' by Future 37,000 / 500,000, 'Hollywood's Bleeding' by Post Malone 60,000 / 4,646,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 4,000 / 8,485.000, 'Indigo' by Chris Brown 11,000 / 1,490,000, 'Invasion Of Privacy' by Cardi B 10,000 / 3,533,000, 'Lover' by Taylor Swift 23,000 / 3,672,000, 'Manic' by Halsey 15,000 / 1,008,000, 'Map Of The Soul: 7' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 35,000 / 5,829,000, 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 7,000 / 4,464,000, 'Music To Be Murdered By' by Eminem 20,000 / 1,585,000, 'No.6 Collaborations' by Ed Sheeran 22,000 / 3,612,000, 'Over It' Summer Walker 18,000 / 1,364,000, 'Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial' by Roddy Ricch 30,000 / 2,034,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 20,000 / 4,667,000, 'Rare' by Selena Gomez 11,000 / 868,000, 'Romance' by Camila Cabello 12,000 / 916,000, 'Scorpion' by Drake 20,000 / 6,672,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes 10,000 / 2,930,000, 'So Much Fun' by Young Thug 14,000 / 1,512,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 19,000 / 5,718,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 15,000 / 3,820,000, 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack 15,000 / 8,010,000, 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish 53,000 / 6,504,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 8,000 / 12,355,000.


GLOBAL NO.1 - 10 YEARS AGO... "California Gurls" is taken from Katy Perry's third studio album, Teenage Dream (2010). The song features verses from rapper Snoop Dogg. According to Perry, the song is an answer song to "Empire State Of Mind" (2009), by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. "California Gurls" is a midtempo disco-pop and funk-pop song with influences of new wave and electropop, while its lyrics are an ode to the state of California, in which both Perry and Snoop Dogg were born and raised. "California Gurls" garnered positive reviews from music critics, with the majority of them labeling it a "summer anthem", as well as complimenting its production and chorus. The song was a worldwide success, peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for six consecutive weeks, giving Perry her second US number-one single and Snoop Dogg his third. The song reached number one in over 10 countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and topped Media Traffic's Global Year-End Chart 2010 with a total of 8,369,000 points.


USA
Billboard Report
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Pop Smoke debuts at no.1 on Billboard 200
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles


Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, giving the late rapper his first chart-topping effort. The set was released on July 3

via Victor Victor Worldwide / Republic Records and bows with 251,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending July 9, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Shoot for the Stars is billed as Pop Smoke’s first studio album, following a pair of mixtapes: Meet the Woo, V.1 and Meet the Woo, V.2. The latter became his first top 10 when it debuted and peaked at No. 7 on the Feb. 22-dated chart. News of Shoot for the Stars’ No. 1 arrival comes shortly after five people were arrested on July 9 in connection with Pop Smoke’s murder on Feb. 19. The 20-year-old Brooklyn artist (real name: Bashar Barakah Jackson) died at his Hollywood Hills home of a gunshot wound after suspects with masks entered the residence and shot him. Shoot for the Stars’ launch of 251,000 equivalent album units is powered by 190,000 SEA units (equating to 268.44 million on-demand streams of the 19 tracks on the album), 59,000 in album sales (supported by

an array of merchandise/album bundle offers) and 3,000 in TEA units. Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon is the first posthumous album to reach No. 1 since XXXTentacion’s Skins opened atop the chart dated Dec. 22, 2018 (with 132,000 equivalent album units). The hip-hop artist died on June 18 of that year. Pop Smoke and XXXTentacion are two of four hip-hop artists with posthumous No. 1s. They follow The Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac, who each have three posthumous leaders. At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, the original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton: An American Musical surges to a new peak, as the album vaults from No. 14 with 102,000 equivalent album units earned (up 294 percent). Of that sum, 32,000 are in album sales (up 592 percent). The album is basking in the glow of the July 3 Disney+ streaming premiere of the filmed version of the Broadway stage show, with most of the original Broadway cast. Of Hamilton’s unit haul of 102,000 for the week, 67,000 are in SEA units (equating to 90.41 million on-demand streams for the set’s tracks -- easily the biggest streaming week ever for a cast recording), 32,000 are in album sales, and 4,000 are in TEA units. The set previous peaked at No. 3 on the July 2, 2016-dated chart, following the 2016 Tony Awards, where the show won 11 trophies, including best musical. Back on the new Billboard 200 chart, Lil Baby’s My Turn falls from No. 1 to No. 3 with 62,000 equivalent album units earned (down 11 percent), while DaBaby’s former No. 1 Blame It On Baby slips from No. 3 to No. 4 with 36,000 units (down 8 percent). Post Malone’s previous leader Hollywood’s Bleeding dips 4-5 with just under 36,000 units (down 8 percent). The Weeknd’s chart-topping After Hours shifts down 5-6 with a little more than 29,000 equivalent album units (down 7 percent), Harry Styles’ former No. 1 Fine Line backtracks 6-7 with 29,000 units (down 7 percent) and Polo G’s The Goat falls 7-8 with 28,000 units (down 8 percent). Lil Uzi Vert’s former leader Eternal Atake descends 8-9 with 27,000 equivalent album units earned (down 11 percent), and Lil Durk’s Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 closes out the top 10, tumbling 2-10 with 27,000 units (down 36 percent, after its surge back up the chart a week ago, from No. 56, following its deluxe reissue with bonus tracks). DaBaby's "Rockstar," featuring Roddy Ricch, posts a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Rockstar," released on SouthCoast / Interscope Records, tallies an eighth week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, with 42.4 million U.S. streams, down 3%, in the week ending July 9, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It rises 3-2 on Digital Song Sales, although with a 16% decline to 13,000 sold in the same span. On Radio Songs, it surges 10-5 with 54.2 million airplay audience impressions, up 17%, in the week ending July 12, good for top Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100. The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" lifts 3-2 on the Hot 100. It leads Radio Songs for a 14th week (77.3 million, essentially even week-over-week), tying for the fifth-longest command since the chart began in December 1990. Jack Harlow's "Whats Poppin," featuring DaBaby, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne, dips to No. 3 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2 a week ago; Megan Thee Stallion's former one-week leader "Savage," featuring Beyoncé, holds at No. 4; and SAINt JHN's "Roses" keeps at No. 5, after hitting No. 4. Late rapper Pop Smoke appears in the Hot 100's top 10 for the first time, as "For the Night," featuring Lil Baby and DaBaby, debuts at No. 6. The song is from Pop Smoke's first full-length, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon, which bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The track arrives at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (27.6 million) and No. 18 on Digital Song Sales (5,000). Meanwhile, DaBaby ranks in three of the Hot 100's top six spots, thanks to "Rockstar" (No. 1), "Whats Poppin" (No. 3) and "For the Night" (No. 6). He becomes just the seventh act in the Hot 100's nearly 62-year history to have charted at least three songs in the top six slots simultaneously, after The Beatles (who did so for nine weeks in 1964), 50 Cent (seven, 2005), Drake (six, 2018), Justin Bieber (five, 2015-16), Ariana Grande (one week, 2019) and Usher (one, 2004). DaBaby is the first artist to earn the honor since Grande, who claimed the top three on Feb. 23, 2019 (becoming the second act, after The Beatles, in 1964, to collect such a triple at the top). Harry Styles' "Watermelon Sugar" hits a new Hot 100 high (8-7), while Lil Mosey's "Blueberry Faygo" also ascends a spot to a new best (9-8). Rounding out the top 10, Doja Cat's former one-week No. 1 "Say So" drops 6-9 and Justin Bieber's "Intentions," featuring Quavo, slides 7-10, after reaching No. 5.


Record Of The Month

Jawsh 685 had originally posted the instrumental, titled "Laxed (Siren Beat)", to YouTube in 2019. The original song was made to pay homage to Jawsh 685's Samoan and Cook Island roots and went viral on Tik Tok  in 2020 sparking the "Culture Dance" challenge, in which others would show off their cultural roots while dancing to the song. Following its viral success, "Laxed (Siren Beat)" was officially released to online platforms on 24 April 2020 and Jawsh 685 signed with Columbia Records  in May 2020. Following the viral success of "Laxed (Siren Beat)" on TikTok, Jason Derulo posted a video of himself partaking in the "Culture Dance" challenge, which received tens of millions of views. On 11 May 2020, Derulo teased "Savage Love" which was built off of a sample of "Laxed (Siren Beat)". However, Derulo did not credit Jawsh 685 nor did Derulo obtain clearance for the sample. This sparked widespread backlash and calls for Derulo to properly clear the sample and credit Jawsh 685. It was reported that Jawsh 685 was in talks with multiple artists, including Derulo, to remix "Laxed (Siren Beat)", but Derulo "went 'rogue'" and released "Savage Love" without properly obtaining permission to do so. A source close to the situation stated that Derulo wanted the song for himself and to only have Jawsh 685 as the producer, but Jawsh 685 wanted more control over the work and did not want to be "bullied by a larger artist into putting [the song] out". On 11 June 2020, Columbia Records announced that the two artists had "put aside their differences" with Jawsh 685 allowing Derulo to use the sample. Jawsh 685 is credited as an artist and co-writer, as well as the track's sole producer.


United Kingdom
Music Week Report
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Rock legend Paul Weller returns to no.1
Monday, July 13, 2020
by Alan Jones, London

 
At the age of 62, Paul Weller this week claims his fifth No.1 album as On Sunset takes him to the top of the charts for the first time since 2012. The album's weekly sale of 24,011 is impressive enough, but by its mere presence it ensures he writes himself firmly into chart history. Now boasting solo No.1 albums in the 90s, 00s, 10s and 20s

he becomes only the second man and fourth act overall to top the charts in four consecutive decades. This matches a feat previously only achieved by Cliff Richard (60s through 90s), The Rolling Stones (ditto) and Kylie Minogue (80s through 10s). But as we all know, Paul Weller's career in music reaches beyond his long solo career. Thanks to chart-topping albums in the 1980s with both The Jam and Style Council he is the only artist to have reached No.1 with brand new music in five consecutive decades. John Lennon and Paul McCartney have both in the past appeared on No.1 albums for five decades in a row, but neither with completely new material in each case. Having been repeatedly cited as a major influence by the murdered rapper, 50 Cent took it upon himself to ensure the legacy of Pop Smoke would be properly cemented. It means the debut album proper by the late performer is a truly all-star affair, the work Smoke had managed

to complete before his death augmented by a host of guest names. But that has been more than enough to make it one of the most essential releases of the week. To go with the streaming domination its tracks enjoyed (see the singles analysis for full details) the album itself charges straight into the charts at No.2. Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon clocks up a sale of 19,758 based, as you would expect, almost entirely on streams with just 474 of those copies paid downloads. As its title suggests Cinema Paradiso is Katherine Jenkins' obligatory movie album, 15 songs made famous by film soundtracks all performed by the UK's biggest classical star of the century with her usual clinical perfection. Extraordinarily, it this week becomes her highest charting album for a great many years, landing at No.3 (9,166 sales), her first Top 10 album since 2016 and the first to reach the Top 3 since Rejoice way back in December 2007. Her biggest seller – just – is 2005 release Living A Dream, which has posted 566,580 copies to date. First released in digital-only form seven weeks ago, Sparks' 24th studio album A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip was finally granted a physical release this week and so charts for the first time, debuting at No.7 to become only their fourth Top 10 album ever, matching the peak scaled by Hippopotamus back in 2017. The album sold 5,151 copies last week, having accumulated a mere 675 digitally before now. Metalcore heroes Bury Tomorrow have been steadily edging up the charts with each successive release. Their fourth chart album Cannibal takes them into the dizzy heights of the Top 10 for the very first time as it debuts at No.10 with 3,774 sales. The total albums market is all but unchanged this week, down -0.37% to 1,783,153, physical sales making up 350,869 of that total with a 19.68% share. The most intriguing leap of the week is in the compilations sector where streamed albums contributed a record 41,359 sales, a 14.9% jump entirely attributable to a surge of interest in the Hamilton and Frozen II cast recordings following the debut of both films on Disney+ during the week. Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo may have broken the calm when they made it to the top of the charts last week, but they are now the top of an otherwise locked up singles market. Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat) is comfortably No.1 for a second week, consumption rising 10% to 63,292 copies (56,290 of which are sales-equivalent streams). The multinational pair are however merely the headline act in an all-static Top 6. So Rockstar is stranded at No.2 (55,307 sales), Rain On Me at No.3 (42,087 sales), Breaking Me at No.4 (37,044 sales), Rover at No.5 (33,605 sales) and Watermelon Sugar at No.6 (32,424). Perhaps more than any of his peers, AJ Tracey knows the value of a commercial hook, his singles blessed with the samples and melody that ensure them a presence on the radio (and most importantly of all in the charts) for months on end. He's already illustrated that once this summer with Dinner Guest (this week static at No.8 with 27,217 sales) a track that is now joined by a second concurrent Top 10 hit as bubbly 2-step cut West Ten becomes the highest new entry of the week at No.7, posting a sale of 30,552. The track is the fifth Top 10 hit for both Tracey and his duet partner Mabel who charts for the first time since her own Boyfriend made No.10 back in April. Undisputed streaming champion this week is the late American rapper Pop Smoke, the posthumous release of his album resulting in every one of its tracks being streamed in large numbers. Chart rules restricting a single artist to three concurrent entries mute that impact slightly but his legacy is still writ large in this week's singles chart. Pop Smoke is new at No.9 with The Woo (26,419 sales), No.14 with For The Night (20,966 sales) and No.23 with Mood Swings (17,000 sales). All rank as his biggest chart hits to date. A further 16 Pop Smoke singles are "starred-out" from the main chart listing, the highest of these being Got It On Me which sits between positions 25 and 26. The singles market rallies only slightly from last week's sharp fall, up 1.15% to stand at 20,605,927. Paid sales take a tumble, down 10.5% at 508,769.

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