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Global Chart Report

'Dynamite' blows up again
Thursday, October 22, 2020
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden


'Dynamite' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) gets back the crown of the Global Track Chart for a sixth non-consecutive week with 280,000 points, despite a 7,5% decline compared to the previous week. It climbs to no.5 on the not published Global Airplay Chart with 49,000 points, behind 'Savage Love' with 80,000 points, 'Watermelon Sugar' with 71,000, 'Blinding Lights' with 68,000, and 'Midnight Sky' with 51,000 points. Back to the big list, where 'Savage Love (Laxed Siren Beat)' by Jawsh 685 and Jason DeRulo lost its top position and ranks now at the runner-up slot with 263,000 points (down 31%). Rounds out the top three and the highest debut of the week is 'Kissin' My Lips', by the new Japanese idol boy band Snow Man. The song bows with 230,000 points at no.3 globally, based on massive 918,000 initial single sales in the group's native country (according to Oricon). 'Blinding Lights' by The Weeknd is seemingly indestructible. In its 46th week (!!) on the tally the

smash climbs back to no.5 with 205,000 points and reaches no.13 on the ALL TIME CHART with a total of 13,881,000 points. A 43 year-old song experiences a widespread resurgence in popularity: 'Dreams' by Fleetwood Mac. It's a result of a viral Tik Tok video created by a man named Nathan Apodaca. Originally the song went to no.5 globally in June / July 1977, this week it shoots from no.33 to no.17 with 122,000 points. Outside our weekly Top 40 waiting among other 'Levitating' by Dua Lipa at no.45, 'La Toxica' by Farruko at no.56, and 'La Curiosidad' by Jay Wheeler feat. DJ Nelson & Myke Towers at no.59 for their first appearance on the big list. As expected, Blackpink's debut effort 'The Album' jumps easily atop this week's Global Album Chart. With the additional sales from the girl group's native country, the set generated massive 698,000 sales last week globally. 617,000 of it from South Korea alone (according to Hanteo). With the 177,000 sales from the previous week, 'The Album' got a total of 875,000 sales so far. Highest debut of the week comes from another Asian idol girlie group: 'Eien Yori Nagai Isshun', the new effort by Keyakizaka 46 bows at the runner-up slot with 150,000 sales (according to Oricon). Two legendary albums enter the current Top 10 again: due the release of the 20th anniversary edition from Linkin Park's most successful album 'Hybrid Theory', the set storms back at no.7 with 58,000 sales. In its 20 years the album got a total of 19,5 million sales. And in the shadow of the new success of the album track 'Dreams', Fleetwood Mac's classic 'Rumours' rises at no.10 with 47,000 sales. As reported last week the album ranks now at no.10 of our ALL TIME CHART with a total of 34 million. 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 9,000 / 11,684,000, '21' by Adele 10,000 / 30,293,000, '25' by Adele 9,000 / 22,627,000, the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 16,000 / 6,215,000, 'After Hours' by The Weeknd 41,000 / 2,718,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 25,000 / 5,358,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 23,000 / 7,333,000, 'Blame It On Baby' by DaBaby 30,000 / 1,403,000, 'Changes' by Justin Bieber 8,000 / 1,561,000, 'Chromatica' by Lady GaGa 24,000 / 1,497,000, 'Cuz I Love You' by Lizzo 9,000 / 1,959,000, 'Dark Lane Demo Tapes' by Drake 16,000 / 1,278,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD 20,000 / 2,204,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 24,000 / 16,579,000, 'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 37,000 / 3,514,000, 'Eternal Atake' by Lill Uzi Vert 19,000 / 1,956,000, 'Fine Line' by Harry Styles 54,000 / 3,374,000, 'Folklore' by Taylor Swift 53,000 / 2,410,000, the 'Frozen II' soundtrack 17,000 / 2,191,000, 'Future Nostalgia' by Dua Lipa 36,000 / 1,670,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice WRLD 28,000 / 3,766,000, the soundtrack of the Original Hollywood Cast to 'Hamilton: An American Musical' 40,000 / 3,015,000, 'High Off Life' by Future 16,000 / 815,000, 'Hollywood's Bleeding' by Post Malone 42,000 / 5,373,000, 'Lover' by Taylor Swift 18,000 / 3,997,000, 'Manic' by Halsey 18,000 / 1,213,000, 'Map Of The Soul: 7' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 26,000 / 6,289,000, 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 9,000 / 4,599,000, 'Music To Be Murdered By' by Eminem 10,000 / 1,788,000, 'My Turn' by Lil Baby 40,000 / 2,191,000, 'No.6 Collaborations' by Ed Sheeran 16,000 / 3,898,000, 'Over It' Summer Walker 15,000 / 1,598,000, 'Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial' by Roddy Ricch 17,000 / 2,359,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 19,000 / 4,972,000, 'Romance' by Camila Cabello 4,000 / 1,029,000, 'Rough And Rowdy Ways' by Bob Dylan 5,000 / 561,000, 'Scorpion' by Drake 18,000 / 6,949,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes 7,000 / 3,047,000, 'So Much Fun' by Young Thug 8,000 / 1,666,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 16,000 / 5,983,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 12,000 / 4,014,000, 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack 15,000 / 8,238,000, 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish 39,000 / 7,163,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 7,000 / 12,469,000.

GLOBAL NO.1 - 20 YEARS AGO... "Music" was released on August 21, 2000 as the lead single of Madonna's eighth studio album with the same name (2000). The nexus of "Music" is about people having fun at a party, while Madonna claims that music makes people come together. Musically, it's a dance-pop and electropop song which provided a cross-section of Madonna's artistic range, as she delivers electronically manipulated vocals. "Music" peaked number one in many countries, including the USA, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Italy, and New Zealand and got many gold and platinum certifications around the world, in Australia even double-platinum. Its accompanying music video, directed by Jonas Åkerlund, portrays Madonna and her friends giving a party in her limousine, driven by comedian Ali G. On the Global Countdown 2000 "Music" snatched the pole position with 7.179.000 points.

Billboard Report
'Mood' hits no.1 on Billboard Hot 100
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

24kGoldn's "Mood," featuring iann dior, rises to No. 1, from No. 4, on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. The song is the first leader on the list for each artist. Here's a deeper look at the

coronation of "Mood," released on Records / Columbia Records (and the 1,112th No. 1 in the Hot 100's 62-year history). Streams, sales & airplay: "Mood" drew 20.3 million U.S. streams (down 2%) and sold 7,000 downloads (down 2%) in the week ending Oct. 15, according to Nielsen Music / MRC Data. It also tallied 62.9 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 16%) in the week ending Oct. 18. The track rises 6-4 on the Streaming Songs chart, 8-6 on Digital Song Sales and 7-6 on Radio Songs. On the Hot 100, it wins the top Airplay Gainer award for the sixth time in the past seven weeks, marking the first song to hoist the trophy six times in a span of seven weeks since Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, in May-July 2017. Each act's first No. 1:  24kGoldn (real name: Golden Landis Von Jones), earns his first Hot 100 No. 1 with his second entry, after "Valentino" spent a week at No. 92 last November. ("Mood" is as of

now a stand-alone single; "Valentino" is from 24kGoldn's November 2019 release Dropped Outta College.) "Mood" is the 17th song to ascend to No. 1 on the Hot 100 for the first time in 2020. This year marks the highest total of songs earning their first weeks on top since 17 also did in 2010 (and the most by the fourth chart week of October since Nielsen Music/MRC Data-based information began fueling the chart in November 1991). Cardi B's "WAP," featuring Megan Thee Stallion, rises 3-2 on the Hot 100, after four nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1, as it leads Streaming Songs for a ninth week (25.9 million, down 8%). Drake's "Laugh Now Cry Later," featuring Lil Durk, lifts 4-3 on the Hot 100, after debuting at its No. 2 peak. Meanwhile, Columbia collects its fourth Hot 100 No. 1 of 2020, tying Republic Records for the most leaders that a label has sent to the summit for the first time this year. The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" climbs 6-4 on the Hot 100, after spending four weeks at No. 1. It returns to the top five for a record-extending 29th week in the region, while logging a 35th week in the top 10, the second-most weeks ever in the tier, after Post Malone's "Circles" (39 weeks, 2019-20). "Lights" leads the multi-metric Hot R&B Songs chart for a record-padding 31st week and Radio Songs (76.8 million, down 2%) for a record-furthering 26th frame. BTS' "Dynamite" drops 2-5 on the Hot 100, after three nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1, as it posts an eighth week atop Digital Song Sales (44,000, down 53%). Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo's "Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)" falls to No. 6 on the Hot 100, a week after it vaulted from No. 8 to No. 1 aided by two new BTS remixes. (With activity for the BTS versions not outperforming those by Jawsh 685/Derulo in the latest tracking week, unlike last week, BTS is now not listed as a credited act on the song on the chart, after the group received billing on the song for the first time last week; for historical purposes, all three artists retain credit for the song's week at No. 1 on the Hot 100.) DaBaby's seven-week Hot 100 leader "Rockstar," featuring Roddy Ricch, repeats at No. 7; Gabby Barrett's "I Hope," featuring Charlie Puth, holds at its No. 8 high, as it rules the multi-metric Hot Country Songs chart for a 13th week; and Harry Styles' "Watermelon Sugar" rebounds 11-9 on the Hot 100, after achieving a week at No. 1. Internet Money and Gunna's "Lemonade," featuring Don Toliver and NAV, hits the Hot 100's top 10, rising 12-10. The track, from Internet Money's LP B4 the Storm, which debuted at its No. 10 high on the Billboard 200 in September, climbs 4-2 on Streaming Songs (21.7 million, down 7%). Gunna claims his second Hot 100 top 10, after "Drip Too Hard," with Lil Baby, hit No. 4 in October 2018. Production collective Internet Money, Toliver and NAV each earn their first Hot 100 top 10. After a three-month wait, Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week. The set rises 3-1 and earned 67,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 15 (down 1 percent), according to Nielsen Music / MRC Data. Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon debuted at No. 1 on the chart dated July 18, and then spent the next 13 weeks lodged in the top four positions of the list, until its return to No. 1 this week. (Further, during that 13-week span, nine of those weeks were at No. 2.) It’s the second album in 2020 to have such a lengthy wait between weeks at No. 1, following Lil Baby’s My Turn. That album, like Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, debuted at No. 1 (on the March 14 chart) and then spent 13 weeks hovering near the top of the list (between Nos. 2-6) before returning to No. 1 (on the June 20 chart). The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The new Oct. 24-dated chart (where Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon returns to No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard's website on Oct. 20. For all chart news, follow billboard and billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram. For the first time in over two months, there are no debuts in the top 10. The chart last had zero debuts in the top 10 on the Aug. 15-dated chart. Additionally, this week’s absence of top 10 debuts comes after two debut-filled weeks: on the Oct. 17 chart (five debuts) and the Oct. 10 chart (six debuts). 21 Savage and Metro Boomin’s Savage Mode II falls 1-2 in its second week on the list, with 66,000 equivalent album units earned (down 61 percent). Three former No. 1s are next in line on the tally: Juice WRLD’s Legends Never Die climbs 8-3 (45,000 units; down 1 percent), Lil Baby’s My Turn rises 10-4 (38,000 units; up 9 percent and Machine Gun Kelly’s Tickets to My Downfall shifts 6-5 (35,000 units; down 35 percent). BLACKPINK’s The Album descends 2-6 in its second week, with 35,000 equivalent album units earned (down 68 percent). After a 42-year wait, Fleetwood Mac’s former No. 1 album Rumours returns to the top 10, as the set jumps 13-7. The set is basking in the glow of sales and streaming increases spurred on by publicity generated from a viral TikTok video set to the album’s song “Dreams.” Rumours earned 33,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Oct. 15 – up 15 percent. Of that sum, 23,000 comprise SEA units (up 15 percent, equating to 30.6 million on-demand streams of the album’s songs), a little under 7,000 are in album sales (up 15 percent) and 4,000 are in TEA units (up 13 percent). The TikTok video in question has “Dreams” soundtracking a man in a hoodie (Nathan Apodaca) seemingly being pulled on a skateboard, as he drinks from a bottle of Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry juice and sings along with Stevie Nicks’ lead vocal. The video became so popular, it moved the band’s own Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks to create their own tribute clips. Rumours spent 31 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 1977-78 -- a record number of weeks atop the list for an album by a duo or group. Rumours was last in the top 10 on the Feb. 18, 1978-dated chart (at No. 10), and last ranked at No. 7 or higher on the Feb. 11, 1978 chart (where it placed at No. 7). The original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton: An American Musical climbs 11-8 on the new Billboard 200 (just under 33,000 equivalent album units earned; down 4 percent), while YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s former No. 1 Top is a non-mover at No. 9 (32,000 units; down 11 percent) and Taylor Swift’s fellow former leader Folklore rises 12-10 (28,000 units; down 13 percent).

Record Of The Month

'Jerusalema' is a song by South African DJ and record producer Master KG featuring South African singer Nomcebo Zikode. The upbeat gospel-influenced house song was initially released on November 29, 2019 after it garnered positive response online, with a music video following on December 21. It was eventually released on streaming services on July 10, 2020, after it went viral during mid-2020, gamering international reaction due to the #JerusalemaChallenge.

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
Rap act Headie One storms at number one
Monday, October 19, 2020
by Alan Jones, London

Another weekly sale of 48,886 chart sales (just 1,498 of them paid downloads) is enough to ensure Mood by 24KGoldn and Iann Dior is top of the British charts for a fourth straight week, although that is by any standards a rather limp sale, the lowest for at No.1 single for 22 weeks and the second smallest total for a No.1 single this year.

Accelerated decline looms for the track next week too, meaning we are all but certain to see a changing of the guard next week. The undoubted streaming king of the week is British rapper Headie One. His debut album Edna is top of its own chart by a comfortable margin and its component tracks are scattered liberally around the singles listing. Leading the way is existing hit Ain’t It Different, which features guest stars AJ Tracey and Stormzy and is duly boosted to a brand new peak of No.2 (40,648 sales), giving Tracey the biggest chart hit of his career to date after a brace of No.3 singles. Headie One also has the highest new entry of the week with Princess Cuts (No.11, 24,327 sales) and Parlez-Vous Anglais (No.24, 14,654 sales), which are his 13th and 14th chart hits respectively. A further 14 cuts from Edna enjoyed enough streams to theoretically qualify for Top 75 places but are starred-out by the singles chart’s own rule of three. Back in the Top 10,

and Lemonade holds firm at No.3 for Internet Money & Gunna despite declining in sales for the first time to 36,755. Paul Woolford, Diplo and Kareen Lomax return to No.4 with Looking For Me (32,004 sales) while Tate McRae’s beguiling You Broke Me First reaches a brand new peak at No.5 (28,829 sales). There are also new peaks for Midnight Sky by Miley Cyrus (No.6, 28,245 sales) and What You Know Bout Love by Pop Smoke (No.7, 27,281 sales). After a week away Justin Bieber’s Holy returns to No.10 (24,525 sales), the same position it has occupied for three of the last four weeks. Singles sales creep back above the 21 million mark for the first time in nine weeks and stand at 21,027,020, a rise of 0.62% week-on-week. Paid sales crash 9.4% week-on-week to 412,695 in a further new record low for the download era. For the ninth week in a row, we have a new album at the top of the charts. Headie One has previously reached the albums chart four times with a variety of mixtapes and collaborative EPs, but his debut full-length studio album, Edna now takes him to the summit for the very first time. As is the norm for modern rap records, this is an album consumed mostly digitally. Fully 14,026 of its posted 15,494 chart sales come thanks to calculated streams. Another London-based rap act debuting with their first full-length album are D-Block Europe who arrive at No.2 with The Blueprint – Us Vs Them, it posts 10,901 sales, once again the bulk of those streamed. As with Headie One, this is the duo’s fifth album chart entry, their three previous mixtapes having all reached the Top 10 with ease. John Lennon would have turned 80 this month, and the occasion is marked with a new retrospective. Gimmie Some Truth sees his most famous solo records returned to basics, remixed by wife Yoko Ono and son Sean from the original masters. Available in both single and double CD editions, the album lands at No.3 to become the first Lennon album to reach the Top 10 since Lennon Legend reached No.4 in 1997. It’s his highest charting album since The John Lennon collection topped the charts in in November 1982. Both the Headie One and D-Block Europe albums run to over 20 tracks apiece, so it is almost as if Travis are making a virtue of brevity by titling their latest album after its more traditional running time. 10 Songs is their ninth studio album, the first to feature frontman Fran Healy as the primary lyricist in 17 years. It charts at No.5 with 8,775 sales to become the band’s ninth Top 10 album in total. The 1980s was the theme of this year’s National Album Day and the resultant set of special editions accounts for a surprising number of this week’s new entries. Leading the charge are Dire Straits whose box set The Studio Albums 1978-1991 was released on CD for the very first time this week, having first appeared as a limited edition eight LP set back in 2013. The result is the group’s first Top 10 album for 22 years, reaching No.9 (4,904 sales). It is their highest charting album of any kind since hits collection Sultans Of Swing – The Very Best Of reached No.6 in 1998. Albums sales edge down 1.12% to 1,822,367. Physical purchases account for 391,441 of that total, representing 21.48% of the market.