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'Girls Like You' still keeps the crown
Thursday, September 13, 2018
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden


Only 38 weeks after 'Revival' was published, Eminem surprises with another release, 'Kamikaze'. The rapper's tenth studio album bows with 618,000 equivalent sales. Sorted by the biggest national sales, 'Kamikaze' moved 434,000 consumption units in the United States, 55,000 in United Kingdom, 46,000 in Canada, 20,000 in Australia, and 9,000 in France. Despite 'Revival' was released in the Xmas season 2017, it started lower with 602,000 equivalent sales, a total of 1,939,000 so far. 'Love Yourself 轉 Answer' by BTS (Bangtan Boys), which was no.1 in the last two weeks, slips to the runner-up slot with another healthy 171,000 sales, a total of 1,295,000 after only three weeks. Second highest debut of the week comes from Australian singer, songwriter, actor, and YouTube personality Troye Sivan. His second studio effort 'Bloom' rockets to no.6 with 102,000 sales. 72,000 of it come from the United States, 6,000 from United Kingdom, and another 

6,000 from Troye's native country Australia. 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 9,000 / 10,703,000, '21' by Adele 9,000 / 29,248,000, '24k Magic' by Bruno Mars 14,000 / 4,803,000, '25' by Adele 10,000 / 21,607,000, 'American Teen' by Khalid 19,000 / 2,386,000, 'Beautiful Trauma' by Pink 10,000 / 2,962,000, the 'Black Panther' soundtrack 14,000 / 1,548,000, 'Camila' by Camila Cabello 18,000 / 1.445,000, 'Culture II' by Migos 20,000 / 1,611,000, 'Damn.' by Kendrick Lamar 18,000 / 4,798,000, 'Dangerous Woman' by Ariana Grande 10,000 / 2,169,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 57,000 / 12,790,000, 'Everything Is Love' The Carters 16,000 / 594,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 35,000 / 3,608,000, the 'Fifty Shades Freed' soundtrack 4,000 / 685,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice WRLD 50,000 / 678,000, 'Helene Fischer' by Helene Fischer 7,000 / 1,428,000, 'Illuminate' by Shawn Mendes 9,000 / 2,432,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 11,000 / 7,731,000, 'KOD' by J.Cole 14,000 / 1,217,000, 'Liberation' by Christina Aguilera 3,000 / 271,000, the 'Moana' soundtrack 12,000 / 2,967,000, 'More Life' by Drake 13,000 / 3,811,000, 'My Dear Melancholy,' by the Weeknd 8,000 / 868,000, 'Pray For The Wicked' by Panic! At The Disco 22,000 / 579,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber 7,000 / 6,549,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 65,000 / 1,936,000, 'Red Pill Blues' by Maroon 5 27,000 / 1,332,000, 'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 21,000 / 4,250,000, 'Revival' by Eminem 12,000 / 1,939,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes 29,000 / 1,046,000, 'Starboy' by The Weeknd 12,000 / 3,806,000, 'Staying At Tamara's' by George Ezra 16,000 / 626,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 30,000 / 3,609,000, 'Tell Me You Love Me' by Demi Lovato 6,000 / 1,141,000, 'The Beautiful & Damned' by G-Eazy 8,000 / 895,000, 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack 54,000 / 4,348,000, 'The Now Now' by the Gorillaz 7,000 / 326,000, 'The Thrill Of It All' by Sam Smith 11,000 / 2,468,000, 'Views' by Drake 13,000 / 4,485,000, 'Voicesnotes' by Charlie Puth 13,000 / 468,000, 'X' by Ed Sheeran 20,000 / 11,155,000, 'Ye' by Kanye West 14,000 / 767,000, and 'Youngblood' by 5 Seconds Of Summer 24,000 / 620,000.  COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  After its return to the summit of the Global Track Chart last week, 'Girls Like You' by Maroon 5 defends this position for a fourth non-consecutive week. The tune got another 303,000 points, a minor 0,3% decline compared to the previous week. 'Girls Like You' is Maroon 5's most successful song since over six years, when 'Payphone', a collab with rapper Wiz Khalifa, went also to no.1 and reached no.4 on the countdown chart 2012 with a total of 7,480,000 points. Eminem's new album 'Kamikaze' brings four songs on the tally: 'Lucky You', a collab with rapper Joyner Lucas, bows at no.3 and is the highest debut of the week with 193,000 points. 'The Ringer' follows at no.4 with 181,000 points, 'Fall' jumps at no.18 with 140,000 points and the title track of the album arrives at no.23 with 111,000 points. It's remarkable, that his last album 'Revival' generated only two Top 40 hits: 'Walk On Water' (with Beyoncé) started and peaked at no.11 in the week 47, 2017, and 'River' (with Ed Sheeran) went to no.4 five weeks later. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other 'High Hopes' by Panic! At The Disco at no.41, 'Te Bote' by Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna & Nicky Jam at no.48, and 'Don't Leave Me Alone' by David Guetta feat. Anne-Marie at no.55 for their first appearance on the big list.  COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART

ARETHA FRANKLIN ... she had one of the most striking and impressive voices of the 20th century. An American icon, called 'Queen Of Soul'. Between 1967 and 1987 Aretha was ten times on the Global Chart. On August 16, she passed away, aged 76... Goodbye, Aretha!

Billboard Report
Paul McCartney earns first no.1 album in iver 36 years
Thuesday, September 18, 2018
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

Paul McCartney achieves his first No.1 album on the Billboard 200 chart in over 36 years, as his new studio effort, Egypt Station, bows atop the list. The set, which was released on

Sept. 7 via MPL/Capitol Records, launches with a larger-than-expected 153,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Sept. 13 according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 147,000 were in traditional album sales. Of Egypt Station’s 153,000 units, the majority were powered by traditional album sales: 147,000 copies sold. The remainder was comprised of SEA units (5,000) and TEA units (1,000). Egypt Station gives McCartney his eight No. 1 on the Billboard 200. He last led the list for three consecutive weeks in 1982 with Tug of War (on the May 29 through June 12-dated charts). McCartney’s tally of eight leaders includes his albums with Wings, some of which were credited to Paul McCartney & Wings (Red Rose Speedway; Band on the Run). Of course, McCartney is also a member of The Beatles, and they still own the record for the most No. 1s on the Billboard 200 with 19 chart-toppers. The Beatles last led the tally with the greatest hits

collection 1, which spent eight nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 in December 2000 through February 2001. McCartney’s first No. 1 album came with his solo debut set McCartney, which topped the list dated May 23, 1970 and spent three weeks in a row at No. 1 (May 23 through June 6). Egypt Station ups McCartney’s span of No. 1s to 48 years, three months and 16 days. The longest span of No. 1s is owned by Barbra Streisand, with 51 years, nine months and 20 days between People in 1964 and Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway in 2016. Back on the new Billboard 200 chart, Eminem’s Kamikaze slips to No. 2 in its second chart week, earning 136,000 units (down 69 percent). Lauren Daigle makes a splashy debut at No. 3 with her new studio album, Look Up Child, earning the singer-songwriter her highest charting album and first top 10. Look Up Child, which also debuts at No. 1 on the Top Christian Albums chart, starts with 115,000 equivalent album units. That’s the largest overall week for a Christian music album in 2018, and the biggest for any Christian set since the charts began ranking albums by equivalent album units in late 2014. Of Daigle’s unit start, 103,000 are in traditional album sales — the biggest sales week for a Christian album in nearly nine years. The last Christian set to sell more copies in a single week was Casting Crowns’ Until the Whole World Hears (167,000; Dec. 5, 2009-dated chart). Look Up Child’s sales were enhanced by a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer and merchandise/album bundles, though the set also sold handsomely through traditional retail stores. Rapper Russ debuts at No. 4 with Zoo, entering with 79,000 units earned, of which 57,000 units were in traditional album sales -- both figures representing high-water marks for the artist. Like McCartney and Daigle, Russ also profited from a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer as well as merchandise/album bundle sales. Zoo is Russ’ second top 10, following his first studio effort for Columbia Records, There’s Really a Wolf, which debuted and peaked at No. 7 with 49,000 units (24,000 in album sales) on the chart dated May 27, 2017. Drake’s former No. 1 Scorpion falls 3-5 in its 11th week on the list, earning 71,000 units (down 9 percent). Mac Miller’s Swimming jumps back into the top 10, following Miller’s death on Sept. 7, as the album vaults 71-6 with 67,000 units (up 634 percent), of which 15,000 were in traditional album sales (up 874 percent). Swimming is Miller’s most recent studio release and debuted and peaked at No. 3 on the Aug. 18-dated chart. Travis Scott’s Astroworld falls 2-7 with 66,000 units (down 18 percent) and Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys dips 6-8 with 48,000 units (down 5 percent). Rap duo $uicideboy$ clock the third and final debut in the top 10, as the act’s I Want to Die in New Orleans begins at No. 9 with 46,000 units (31,000 in traditional album sales). The album -- the duo’s first visit to the Billboard 200 -- got a sales boost from a variety of merchandise/album bundles. Ariana Grande wraps up the new top 10, as her Sweetener album descends 5-10 with 44,000 units (down 21 percent). Drake's "In My Feelings" tallies a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Sept. 22), granting the superstar yet another record: he leads the Hot 100 for an unprecedented 29th week in 2018, via his three No. 1s this year, passing Usher for the most time atop the chart in a single year. Usher tallied 28 weeks at No. 1 in 2004. Meanwhile, Drake becomes the first soloist, and second act overall, after Boyz II Men, with three songs that have topped the Hot 100 for at least 10 weeks each, as "Feelings" joins Drake's two other smashes that led for at least that long: "God's Plan," earlier this year, and "One Dance," featuring WizKid and Kyla, in 2016. "Feelings," released on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records, is the 37th No. 1 (of 1,077 total) to reign for at least 10 weeks. It controls the Hot 100 despite not ranking at No. 1 in any individual metric for a second straight week, as it holds at No. 3 after eight weeks in charge of Streaming Songs, with 39.7 million U.S. streams, down 17 percent, in the week ending Sept. 13, according to Nielsen Music. "Feelings" falls 3-5 on the Digital Song Sales chart, which it led for six weeks (21,000 downloads sold, down 23 percent, in the week ending Sept. 13), and keeps at No. 5 on Radio Songs, where it reached No. 3 (84 million audience impressions, down 3 percent, in the week ending Sept. 16). Maroon 5's "Girls Like You," featuring Cardi B, ranks at its No. 2 Hot 100 high for a sixth week, while ruling Radio Songs for an eighth frame (123.5 million, down 1 percent), tying for the band's longest-leading No. 1; it matches the Radio Songs reigns of "One More Night" in 2012 and "Don't Wanna Know," featuring Kendrick Lamar, in 2016-17. "Girls" falls from No. 1 to No. 3 on Digital Song Sales (22,000, down 33 percent) and rebounds 9-7 on Streaming Songs (28.3 million, down 2 percent). Drake's "Feelings" narrowly tops Maroon 5's "Girls" on the Hot 100, with the former down 14 percent in overall activity and the latter down 7 percent. Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin's "I Like It" holds at No. 3 on the Hot 100; Post Malone's "Better Now" returns to its No. 4 peak from No. 5; and, Juice WRLD's No. 3-peaking "Lucid Dreams" rebounds 7-5.  COMPLETE CHARTS

Song Of The Month
Nearly 20 years after his big successes, like 'La Passion' or 'Bla Bla Bla',
the Italian DJ and musician Gigi D'Agostino surprisingly lands another big hit,
together with the Lithuanian music producer Dynoro.
'In My Mind' reigns the official chart in Germany at the moment and climbs to no.7 globally

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
Calvin Harris collab with Sam Smith remains for a 2nd week
Monday, September 17, 2018
by Alan Jones, London

Calvin Harris & Sam Smith’s Promises lengthens its lead at the top of the singles chart, where its second week of supremacy see its consumption rise 1.85% to a best yet 62,958 units, including 47,251 from sales-equivalent streams. It therefore increases its lead over runners-up Benny Blanco, Halsey & Khalid’s Eastside from 7.55%

to 15.25%, as the latter disc slips 4.96% week-on-week to 54,628 sales, ending a run of eight weeks of rising consumption. Only 14 weeks after he released his eighth studio album Ye, which spun off The No.10 hit Yikes, and two more new chart entries (All Mine and Ghost Town), Kanye West is back with Lil Pump collaboration I Love It, which races to a No.3 debut (46,174 sales) on the overall chart, while topping the streaming list. West’s highest-debuting hit since 2009 when Jay-Z & Rihanna collaboration Run This Town opened at No.1, it is his 20th Top 10 hit, and his 55th Top 75 entry. 18 year old Lil Pump’s only previous chart entry, Gucci Gang, reached No.27 last year. US dance doyen Marshmello and UK rock band Bastille’s Happier collaboration jumps 15-6 (31,192 sales), delivering the fourth Top 10 hit for both acts. After three weeks at No.5, Body moves up to No.4 (43,698 sales) for first time chartmakers Loud Luxury and Brando. Tyga’s Taste

(feat. Offset) picks up speed and also reached a new peak, climbing 8-5 (32,104 sales), while Fall becomes the highest ranked track from Eminem’s new album, Kamikaze, climbing 9-8 (29,436 sales) to eclipse former top dog, The Ringer (4-10, 26,924 sales). His third Top 10 track, Lucky You (feat. Joyner Lucas) falls 6-9 (28,732 sales). In the Top 10 for the 11th straight week, Girls Like You rises to No.7 for the fourth time for Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B, revisiting a peak it visited eight weeks ago, five weeks ago and two weeks ago. It does so despite consumption of 30,123 copies being its lowest tally for 12 weeks. Overall singles sales are up 1.15% week-on-week at 15,352,291, 20.11% above same week 2017 sales of 12,781,372. Paid-for sales are down 4.57% week-on-week at 858,919 and are 26.27% below same week 2017 sales of 1,164,995. They are below same-week, previous-year sales for the 267th week in a row. The last time paid-for sales were lower was more than 13 years ago, in chart week 35, 2005 (sales week ending 3 September), when 833,876 singles were sold. Only the fourth act to have four No.1 albums in the 2010s – the others are X Factor graduates Olly Murs and One Direction and X Factor judge Robbie Williams – Eminem retains pole position with Kamikaze, which suffers a comparatively small second week consumption decline of 35.12% to 35,761 units (including 18,094 from sales-equivalent streams), buoyed by its release on CD, which accounted for 11,254 sales. Egypt Station is Paul McCartney’s first new studio album since, well, New, opening at No.3 (15,303 sales). In fact, it is his fourth consecutive album to reach No.3, emulating his last two studio albums, Kisses On The Bottom (23,849 sales) in February 2012, and New (15,724 sales) in October 2013, and June 2016 compilation Pure McCartney (13,366 sales). It extends his overall album chart career since The Beatles' Please Please Me opened their account in 1963 to more than 55 years and - with Beatles albums factored in - is his 76th album chart entry in total, one for each year of his life. On Sunday (September 16), it will have been 41 years since Marc Bolan died in a car crash, a fortnight short of his 30th birthday. The charismatic singer, songwriter and guitarist was best-known as the linchpin of T. Rex, whose new 3 CD compilation Gold debuts this week at No.8 (6,518 sales). Although the ninth Top 10 album for T. Rex in total, it is the first since 1991, when The Ultimate Collection reached No.4. Including four solo releases, Gold is the 27th Top 75 album for Marc Bolan. At 76 years and three months, Paul McCartney is not the oldest person in the Top 10 this week – in fact, he’s not ever the oldest Paul in the Top 10, both honours falling to Paul Simon, whose new album, In The Blue Light, consists of new versions of some of his lesser-known songs, and earn him a No.10 debut (5,595 sales), a month before his 77th birthday. In the top three for the 36th week in a row, the Motion Picture Cast Recording of The Greatest Showman advances 3-2 (16,227 sales) – but Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again ends a seven week run in the medal positions, retreating 2-4 (13,269 sales). The rest of the Top 10: Sweetener (4-5, 9,661 sales) by Ariana Grande, Staying At Tamara’s (7-6, 7,808 sales) by George Ezra, Scorpion (7-8, 7,596 sales) by Drake and Divide (11-9, 5,688 sales) by George Ezra. Overall album sales are down 3.15% week-on-week at 1,617,546, 11.25% above same week 2017 sales of 1,453,946. Streaming accounted for 962,008 sales – 59.47% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 7.56% week-on-week at 655,538, 13.22% below same week 2017 sales of 755,364.  COMPLETE CHARTS

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