'Shape Of You' leads decade chart
Thursday, January 16, 2020
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
Adele and Ed
Sheeran are the big winners of the last decade. Ed's 'Shape Of You'
from 2017 leads the Decade Track Chart by a large margin with
19.147.000 points. The song was 79 weeks inside the weekly Top 40, a
new all time record! On YouTube 'Shape Of You' got 4,5 billions views
so far. The smash is from Ed Sheeran's album 'Divide', which became
15,517,000 equivalent sales till the end of the last decade and placed
at no.3 on the Decade Album Chart, only overtaken by the two Adele
albums '21' (from 2011) and '25' (from 2015). '21' was 42 weeks at
no.1 on the Global Chart, a historic record. Until December 2019 the
set got massive 29,868,000 sales, '25' reached a total of 22,249,000
sales. These numbers were absolutely exceptional for the last decade,
because the global album sales have been shrinking dramatically for 20
years. Between 2000 and 2009 there were 47 albums with more than 10
million sales, in the last decade only 6 albums, despite the
additional streaming. The Top 50 Decade Charts are available on our
Now a short
look on the current charts: 'Dance Monkey' by Tones And I remains for
a 12th week atop the Global Track Chart with another massive 423,000
points, down 2% compared to the previous week and a total of 6,884,000
points after 22 weeks on the tally. The one and only debut of the week
comes from Justin Bieber. The new smash 'Yummy', his first solo single
to be released in three years and the lead single from the upcoming
fifth studio album, bows at no.2 globally with 312,000 points. Rounds
out the top three is Maroon 5's 'Memories', which comes from last
week's runner-up slot, now with 295,000 points (up 0,3%).
the Top 40 waiting among other 'My Oh My' by Camila Cabello feat.
DaBaby at no.45 and 'No Idea' by Don Toliver at no.49 for their first appearance on the big
A week without new-entries on our Global Album Chart, a rare incident.
21 year-old rapper Roddy Ricch jumps atop the current tally with his
debut album 'Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial'. The set started
at no.4 in the week 51, 2019. The next two weeks it ranked at no.9,
last week it climbed to no.6 and now it's the most successful album
globally with 111,000 equivalent sales. 'Hollywood's Bleeding' by Post
Malone rises back to the runner-up slot with 94,000 sales, its highest
position since 12 weeks. Rounds out the top three is former no.1,
Harry Styles' 'Fine Line' with 92,000 sales. Finally, as every
week, additional stats from outside the current Global 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 / 11,276,000,
'21' by Adele 12,000 / 29,892,000, '25' by Adele 10,000 / 22,268,000,
the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 25,000 / 5,512,000, 'American Teen' by
Khalid 13,000 / 3,603,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 28,000 /
4,228,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 34,000 / 6,265,000,
the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' soundtrack 16,000 / 4,111,000, 'Courage' by Celine Dion
530,000, 'Cuz I Love You' by Lizzo 26,000 / 1,294,000, 'Damn.' by
Kendrick Lamar 11,000 / 5,687,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD
30,000 / 1,395,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 29,000 / 15,575,000,
'Everyday Life' by Coldplay 39,000 / 713,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 12,000 / 4,965,000, 'Free
Spirit' by Khalid 20,000 / 1,853,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by
Juice WRLD 36,000 / 2,663,000, 'Happiness Begins' by Jonas Brothers
17,000 / 1,250,000, 'Hurts 2B Human' by Pink 5,000 / 1,014,000, 'In The
Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 8,000 / 8,327,000, 'Indigo' by Chris Brown
23,000 / 1,139,000, 'Invasion Of Privacy' by Cardi B 12,000 /
3,260,000, 'Jesus Is King' by Kanye West 13,000 / 721,000, 'Kamikaze'
by Eminem 7,000 / 2,906,000, 'Love Yourself 轉 Answer' by BTS (Bangtan
Boys) 14,000 / 2,774,000, 'Lover' by Taylor Swift 43,000 / 2,894,000,
'Map Of The Soul: Persona' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 14,000 / 4,275,000,
'Norman Fucking Rockwell!!' by Lana Del Rey 18,000 / 751,000,
'Origins' by Imagine Dragons 10,000 / 1,670,000, 'Over It' Summer
Walker 34,000 / 830,000, 'Pray For The Wicked' by Panic! At The Disco
9,000 / 1,703,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 23,000 / 4,120,000,
'Rammstein' by Rammstein 11,000 / 1,258,000, 'Reputation' by Taylor
Swift 7,000 / 5,127,000, 'Romance' by Camila Cabello 47,000 / 354,000, 'Scorpion' by Drake 25,000 / 6,129,000,
'Seven' by Lil Nas X 21,000 / 1,082,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn
Mendes 18,000 / 2,627,000, 'So Much Fun' by Young Thug 40,000 /
1,046,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 20,000 / 5,252,000, 'Sweetener' by Ariana
Grande 8,000 / 2,757,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 26,000 /
3,370,000, 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack 27,000 / 7,577,000,
'Views' by Drake 11,000 / 5,256,000, 'We Love You Tecca' by Lil Tecca
20,000 / 733,000, 'Western Stars' by Bruce Springsteen 9,000 /
861,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 11,000 / 12,107,000.
GLOBAL NO.1 - 30 YEARS AGO...
"Another Day In Paradise"
was released on October 23, 1989 as the first single from
Collins' fourth solo studio album But Seriously. The power
ballad has as its subject the problem of homelessness. Collins
sings the song from a third-person perspective, as he observes
a man crossing the street to ignore a homeless woman, and he
implores listeners not to turn a blind eye to homelessness
because, by drawing a religious allusion: 'it's just another
day for you and me in paradise'. Collins also appeals directly
to God by singing: 'Oh Lord, is there nothing more anybody can
do? Oh Lord, there must be something you can say'. "Another
Day In Paradise" won a Grammy Award for the Record Of The Year
at the 1991 awards ceremony and topped the hitlists in the
United States, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands,
Switzerland, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.
Selena Gomez earns third no.1 album on Billboard 200
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
Selena Gomez earns her third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as
Rare launches atop the tally. The set, which was released Jan. 10 via
Interscope Records, starts with 112,000
equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Jan. 16,
according to Nielsen Music. In total, Rare’s start of 112,000 units was
powered by nearly 56,000 in SEA units (equating to 79.3 million
on-demand streams for album’s tracks), just under 53,000 in album sales,
and a little over 3,000 in TEA units. (All numbers are rounded to the
nearest thousand.) Notably, unlike many releases, Rare’s bow was not
enhanced by album sales generated from a concert ticket/album sale
redemption offer. However, it did get an assist from sales of many
merchandise/album bundles sold via Gomez’s official website, as well as
a deluxe CD with bonus tracks available only at Target. Rare is Gomez’s
sixth top 10 album on the Billboard 200 in total -- the entirety of her
studio efforts (both as a proper solo artist, and those with former
backing band The Scene). Here’s a rundown of Gomez’s top 10s: Rare (No.
1), Revival (in 2015, No. 1), Stars Dance (2013, No. 1);
and then her three projects with The Scene, When the Sun Goes Down
(2011, No. 3), A Year Without Rain (2010, No. 4) and Kiss and Tell
(2009, No. 9). The only Gomez album to miss the top 10 is the greatest
hits package For You, which peaked at No. 24 in 2014. Rare was led by
the songs “Lose You to Love Me” and “Look at Her Now.” The former became
her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, vaulting 15-1 on the
list dated Nov. 9, 2019. At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Roddy
Ricch’s Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial falls one rung with
110,000 equivalent album units earned -- though the set is up by 14% for
the week (compared to the 97,000 units it tallied in the previous week).
The rapper’s album continues to profit from the huge streaming
popularity of its song “The Box,” which jumped to No. 1 on the Hot 100
chart a week ago (dated Jan. 18). Of Please Excuse Me’s total unit sum
of 110,000 in the week ending Jan. 16, the vast majority was driven by
streaming activity. 107,000 of its overall total are SEA units (up 13%),
while just under 2,000 are TEA units (up 22%) and a little over 1,000
are album sales (up 30%). The album’s 107,000 SEA units sum equates to
163.04 million in on-demand streams for the set’s songs in the tracking
week. The second and final debut in the top 10 on the new Billboard 200
chart is Moneybagg Yo’s new Time Served, which starts at No. 3. The
effort secures the rapper his highest charting album, as it enters with
66,000 equivalent album units earned, driven largely by streaming
activity (59,000 SEA units, which translates to 84.1 million on-demand
streams for the set’s songs during the week). Moneybagg Yo previous
visited the top 10 with 43VA Heartless (No. 4 in 2019) and Federal 3x
(No. 5 in 2017). The rest of the new top 10 comprises former No. 1s.
Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding dips 2-4 with 60,000 equivalent album
units (down 8%), DaBaby’s Kirk rises 6-5 with 43,000 units (up 5%) and
Harry Styles’ Fine Line falls 3-6 with 41,000 units (down 16%).
Jackboys’ self-titled album descends 4-7 with 38,000 units (down 18%),
the Frozen II soundtrack slips 5-8 with 35,000 units (down 15%), Billie
Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? moves 7-9 with 35,000
units (down 8%) and Young Thug’s So Much Fun dips 8-10 with 32,000 units
(down 7%). Roddy Ricch's
"The Box," released on Bird Vision / Atlantic Records, tallies a third
week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs survey, up by 13% to 77.2 million
U.S. streams in the week ending Jan. 16, according to Nielsen Music/MRC
Data, as it claims the Hot 100's top Streaming Gainer award for a second
week. The sum is the highest for a song since Lil Nas X's "Old Town
Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, drew 86.2 million (July 27, 2019);
"Road" set the weekly record with 143 million U.S. streams (April 20,
The lofty streaming total for "The Box" is so far without the aid of an
official proper video, although, as noted on the latest This Week in
Billboard News podcast, it has recently been filmed. The song's official
audio clip was released Dec. 6, while a lyric video arrived Jan. 9.
The track by the 21-year-old Compton, California, native (real name:
Rodrick Wayne Moore, Jr.) rises 8-7 on Digital Song Sales, up 26% to
13,000 sold in the week ending Jan. 16.
Plus, "The Box" enters the Radio Songs chart at No. 50, gaining by 70%
to 18.5 million all-format airplay audience impressions in the week
ending Jan. 19.
Future's "Life Is Good," featuring Drake, flies onto the Hot 100 at No.
2. It enters Digital Song Sales at No. 1 with 25,000 sold and Streaming
Songs at No. 2 with 50.7 million U.S. streams in the week ending Jan.
16, following its release late on Jan. 9.
Future achieves his first Digital Song Sales No. 1, while Drake banks
his 11th, tying Justin Bieber for the most among solo males; a week
earlier, Bieber passed Drake when "Yummy" opened at No. 1. Drake and
Bieber are tied with Katy Perry for the third-most leaders on the list,
after Taylor Swift (18) and Rihanna (14).
Drake, meanwhile, tallies his record-tying 207th Hot 100 entry, matching
the Glee Cast for the most in the chart's history. Drake first appeared
on the chart dated May 23, 2009; two weeks later, the Glee troupe made
its first appearance, on the June 6, 2009-dated ranking, after the TV
series premiered that May 19 on Fox.
Post Malone's "Circles" holds at No. 3 on the Hot 100, after three
nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1, as it scores a fifth week atop Radio
Songs, down by 1% to 100.3 million in airplay audience.
Maroon 5's "Memories" is steady at No. 4 on the Hot 100, after reaching
a No. 2 high, and Selena Gomez's "Lose You to Love Me," from her new
album Rare, released Jan. 10, rebounds 10-5, after it led the Nov. 9
chart. As previously announced, Rare roars in as Gomez's third No. 1 on
the Billboard 200.
Lewis Capaldi's "Someone You Loved" is steady at No. 6 on the Hot 100,
following its three-week domination; Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber's No.
4-peaking "10,000 Hours" slips 5-7, as it tops the multi-metric Hot
Country Songs chart for a 15th week; and Tones and I's "Dance Monkey"
retreats to No. 8 from its No. 7 high.
Arizona Zervas' debut hit "Roxanne" remains at No. 9 on the Hot 100,
after reaching No. 4, while boasting top Airplay Gainer honors for a
second week, as it becomes his first top 10 on Radio Songs (14-8; 57.3
million, up 16%).
Capping the Hot 100's top 10, Bieber's "Yummy" falls 2-10 in its second
week on the chart, as it drops from No. 1 to No. 10 on Digital Song
Sales (11,000, down 85%) and falls 2-6 on Streaming Songs (24.3 million,
down 17%) and 10-17 on Radio Songs (46.1 million, down 9%). The track
tops the Hot R&B Songs chart for a second week.
Song Of The Month
The collaborations with her partner Anuel AA, 'Secreto' and 'China', have been
the highlights of her career so far. Now the Colombian reggaeton singer and
songwriter Karol G is back with her own smash 'Tusa', a huge success in Spain,
Mexico, Argentina and many other Latin countries.
Music Week Report
Stormzy & Ed Sheeran still own the singles
Monday, January 20, 2020
by Alan Jones, London
Own It is No.1 for the third week in a row for
Stormzy (feat. Ed Sheeran & Burna Boy), on consumption of 55,400 copies,
including 52,531 from sales-equivalent streams, and just 2,889 paid-for sales,
the lowest ever tally in the latter for a No.1 single. Its runner-up again is
Lewis Capaldi’s Before You Go (47,474 sales). It is the fifth week
in total and third week in a row that Before You Go has been No.2.
Rapper Future has hitherto been significantly more successful in America than
here with 90 entries to Hot 100 and just 12 to the OCC chart. He has nine US Top
20 entries and none here… until now. He finally lands the big one with Drake
collaboration Life Is Good scorching to No.3 (46,297 sales), as the highest of
eight debuts on the Top 75. Four previous collaborations between the two have
charted but none managed to make the Top 40. Drake, by the way, has 206 Hot 100
entries, 35 of them Top 10. When the new US chart is announced in a couple of
days, Life Is Good will be No.207, putting him in a tie with Glee Cast atop the
all-time list of artists with most hits. In the UK, Life Is Good is Drake’s 94th
Top 75 entry, and his 20th Top 10 hit.
It took four weeks to make the chart, but Roddy Ricch’s The Box has been in a
hurry ever since, debuting at No.40 a fortnight ago,
catapulting to No.16 last week, and now coming to rest at No.5 (43,529
sales). His first full-length album (and home to The Box), Please Excuse Me For
Being Antisocial also reaches a new peak, climbing 17-13 (4,048 sales). The
21-year-old rapper from California is faring even better in America, where The
Box and Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial were both No.1 last week.
The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights continues to grow, advancing 10-8 on consumption of
37,422 units. It jumps 5-1 on the download singles chart, with 5,500 paid-for
The rest of the Top 10: Don’t Start Now (3-4, 45,225 sales) by Dua Lipa, Arizona
(4-6, 41,544 sales) by Arizona Zervas, Someone You Loved (7-7, 39,537 sales) by
Lewis Capaldi, Yummy (5-9, 37,142 sales) by Justin Bieber and Dance Monkey
(6-10, 34,365 sales) by Tones And I.
Singles sales are up 7.03% week-on-week at 20,569,949, 16.56% above same week
2019 sales of 17,646,766. Paid-for sales are up 6.72% week-on-week at 545,392 –
30.91% below same week 2019 sales of 789,409 and below same week, previous year
sales for the 337th week in a row.
After ceding pole position to Stormzy last week,
Lewis Capaldi returns to the top of the album chart, with debut release Divinely
Uninspired To A Hellish Extent starting its fifth run at the summit, and
spending its eighth week in pole position, on consumption of 18,298 units
(including 12,055 from sales-equivalent streams). It is the lowest consumption
tally for a No.1 for 35 weeks. The deposed Stormzy slips to No.3 (15,753 sales)
with Heavy Is The Head.
Selena Gomez leads the week’s new intake, which sees three albums debuting
inside the Top 10, and seven in the Top 75. The first of her six studio albums –
the first three with The Scene, the last three solo – on which she has
co-written every song, Rare is Gomez’s first album in more than four years, and
looks set to give her a third straight No.1 and sixth straight Top 10 entry in
her native USA. It is her first Top 10 album here, debuting at No.2 (17,661
sales, including 5,122 on cassette, in which format it commands 84.37% of the
week’s sales). Gomez’s most recent album, 2015’s Revival, secured her highest
previous UK chart placing (No.11) and is also her biggest-seller (107,389
Leicester quintet Easy Life have released a couple of mixtapes/EPs previously,
but neither was chart-eligible. Their latest, Junk Food – a seven-song,
18-minute, eclectic collage – is, and lands on the chart at No.7 (6,597 sales).
Of these sales, 1,988 are on vinyl, enabling it to debut atop said format’s
Their fellow East Midlander, classical cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, also ventures
into the Top 10 for the first time. Kanneh-Mason was the first black winner of
BBC's Young Musician Of The Year, the youngest classical artist to make the Top
40 for almost a decade, and the youngest cellist to have a Top 20 album when, at
the age of 18, his debut album, Inspiration, debuted at No.18 in February 2018.
It subsequently peaked 16 weeks later at No.11, after the Nottingham native’s
performance at the wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle, and has gone on to
sell 43,539 copies. His follow-up, Elgar, on which he is accompanied by The
London Symphony Orchestra directed by Simon Rattle, debuts at No.8 (5,101 sales)
– and like his first album, at No.1 on the classical chart. Despite its title,
only six of its 14 tracks are compositions of Edward Elgar, with other tracks
including the traditional Blow The Wind Southerly and Scarborough Fair.
The rest of the Top 10: No.6 Collaborations Project (3-4, 9,351 sales) by Ed
Sheeran, Fine Line (4-5, 8,638 sales) by Harry Styles, When We Fall Asleep,
Where Do We Go? (5-6, 8,338 sales) by Billie Eilish, Hollywood’s Bleeding (9-9,
4,714 sales) by Post Malone and You’re In My Heart (6-10, 4,688 sales) by Rod
Overall album sales are up 2.44% week-on-week at 1,809,646, 4.25% above same
week 2019 sales of 1,735,879. Sales-equivalent streams accounted for 1,325,565
sales, a record 73.25% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 7.54%
week-on-week at 484,081, 20.14% below same week 2019 sales of 606,131.