Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber 'Stay' at no.1
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
A straight sixth week at the summit for 'Stay' by Kid Laroi and
Justin Bieber. The song remains there far away from the competition
with another 470,000 points, down 2,5% compared to the previous week
and a total of 3,827,000 points after 10 weeks on the tally. That's
enough for a jump to no.13 on the year-to-date list. Sorted by
segments 'Stay' got massive 342,000 points last week by streaming,
40,000 points by sales and 88,000 points by airplay. Blackpink
member Lisa makes a deep impact on the current list, where her song
'Lalisa' shoots at the runner-up slot with 379,000 points. 'Lalisa'
was the most viewed video last week globally with massive 216
million clicks on YouTube. At the same time a so-called single album
were released, but with only two songs, 'Lalisa' and 'Money'.
According to our chart rules, an release with only two songs isn't
available for the Album Chart, that's why the sales of this single
album were added to the songs on the Track
Chart. Rounds out the top three is Ed Sheeran's 'Bad Habits' with
299,000 points (down 3%). The song is from Ed's upcoming fourth studio album, consequently titled as '=' (release date October 29).
'Shiver', the second lift-off from the set, bows at no.10 this week
with 168,000 points. Last week the Canadian superstar Drake stormed
the Global Top 40 with six songs from his new album 'Certified Lover
Boy'. In the streaming-era it's a normal situation that all songs
from an important new album conquer (temporarily) the charts, so
also in the case of Drake's new set. That's why we have since 4
years these chart-rules: The three most successful songs from an
album stand with the full number of points on the hitlist. The
fourth song gets a point deduction of 10%, the fifth 20%, etc. This
is how we prevent overloading. Without these chart-rules Drake would
have had 13 songs inside the Top 40 last week. Outside our
weekly Top 40 waiting among other 'Family Ties' by Baby Keem feat.
Kendrick Lamar at no.55, 'Paris' by Ingratax at no.57,
and 'Cúrame' by Rauw Alejandro at no.60 for their first appearance on the big list.
It's a rare situation, that the top two positions are unchanged on
the Global Album Chart, but it happened this week. Drake's new smash
'Certified Lover Boy' leads the list for a second week with another
healthy 335,000 equivalent sales, a total of 1,148,000 after only
two weeks. And Kanye West's 'Donda' follows still at the runner-up
slot with 136,000 sales, a total of 775,000 after three weeks on the
tally. Highest debut of the week comes from Stayc, one of these
countless South Korean girl groups. Their first extended play
'Stereotype' jumps at no.3 globally with 119,000 sales.
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 13,000 / 12,278,000, '21' by
Adele 7,000 / 30,734,000, '25' by Adele 7,000 / 23,035,000, the 'A
Star Is Born' soundtrack 7,000 / 6,769,000, 'After Hours' by The
Weeknd 33,000 / 5,048,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 18,000 /
6,326,000, 'BE' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 12,000 / 5,227,000, 'Beerbongs
& Bentleys' by Post Malone 15,000 / 8,204,000, 'Best Of BTS' by BTS
(Bangtan Boys) 20,000 / 1,165,000, 'Blame It On Baby' by DaBaby
5,000 / 2,195,000, 'Dangerous: The Double Album' by Morgan Wallen
43,000 / 2,797,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD 13,000 /
3,058,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 26,000 / 17,791,000, 'Divinely
Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 20,000 / 4,854,000,
'Evermore' by Taylor Swift 17,000 / 2,565,000, 'Fearless (Taylor's
Version)' by Taylor Swift 6,000 / 972,000, 'Fine Line' by Harry
Styles 35,000 / 5,823,000, 'Folklore' by Taylor Swift 22,000 /
4,341,000, the 'Frozen II' soundtrack 5,000 / 2,721,000, 'F*ck Love' by The Kid Laroi 62,000 / 2,339,000, 'Future Nostalgia' by Dua Lipa
50,000 / 4,505,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice
WRLD 20,000 / 5,097,000, the soundtrack of the Original Hollywood Cast
to 'Hamilton: An American Musical' 17,000 / 4,130,000,
'Hollywood's Bleeding' by Post Malone 24,000 / 7,027,000, 'Justice' by
Justin Bieber 33,000 / 1,998,000, 'Legends
Never Die' by Juice WRLD 26,000 / 4,171,000, 'Lover' by Taylor Swift
4,804,000, 'Map Of The Soul: 7' by
BTS (Bangtan Boys) 21,000 / 7,235,000, 'Music To Be Murdered By' by
Eminem 9,000 / 2,819,000, 'My Turn' by Lil Baby 22,000 / 3,594,000, 'No.6 Collaborations' by Ed Sheeran
/ 4,365,000, 'Plastic Hearts' by Miley Cyrus 5,000 / 1.008,000, 'Positions' Ariana Grande
19,000 / 2,628,000,
'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 15,000 / 5,839,000,
Drake 14,000 / 7,718,000, 'Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon' by
Pop Smoke 38,000 / 5,427,000,
'Stoney' by Post Malone 11,000 /
6,616,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 10,000 / 4,564,000, 'The
Greatest Showman' soundtrack 11,000 / 8,946,000, 'The Highlights' by
The Weeknd 30,000 / 1,525,000, 'The Voice' by Lil
Durk 10,000 / 990,000, 'When We All Fall
Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish 26,000 / 8,998,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran
8,000 / 12,809,000.
GLOBAL NO.1 - 30 YEARS AGO
... "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" was released on June 18, 1991. The
power ballad was featured on two albums, firstly the soundtrack album from the
1991 film Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves and then on Adams' sixth album, Waking
Up The Neighbours (1991). The musicians on the original recording are Adams on
the lead vocals, backing vocals and rhythm guitar, Bill Payne (piano), Mickey
Curry (drums), Larry Klein (bass), Keith Scott (lead guitar & backing vocals),
and Mutt Lange (synthesizers). Based on orchestral music by Michael Kamen, the
song was written in London, at the studio Adams working at in 1990, and he and
Lange wrote it in 45 minutes. "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" was an
enormous chart success internationally, reaching the number-one positions in
almost all countries, inter alia 17 weeks in the United States (sales-only
chart) and 16 weeks in United Kingdom. On the Year-End Chart 1991 the song was
the clear winner with massive 15.694.000 points.
'Certified Lover Boy' spends second week at no.1
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
Drake’s Certified Lover Boy spends a second week atop the
Billboard 200 albums chart, as the set earned 236,000 equivalent album
units in the U.S. in the week ending Sept. 16
(down 61%), according to MRC Data. The set opened at No. 1 a week
ago with the year’s biggest week for an album, 613,000 units.
Of Certified Lover Boy’s 236,000 equivalent album units earned in
the U.S. in the week ending Sept. 16, SEA units comprise 227,000 units (down
60%, equaling 305.43 million on-demand streams of the album’s 21 tracks), album
sales comprise 6,500 (down 86%) and TEA units comprise 2,500 units (down 45%).
Of Drake’s 10 No. 1 albums, Certified is his fourth to spend more
than a week atop the list. His other multiple-week chart-toppers are Scorpion
(No. 1 for five weeks in 2018), More Life (No. 1 for three weeks in 2017) and
Views (No. 1 for 13 weeks in 2016).
Kanye West’s former No. 1 Donda is a non-mover at No. 2 on the
new Billboard 200, with 79,000 equivalent album units earned (down 44%). Kacey
Musgraves’ new studio album Star-Crossed debuts at No. 3 with 77,000 equivalent
album units earned, scoring the
singer-songwriter her fourth top five-charting effort. Plus, the
album’s 77,000 units marks Musgraves’ largest week, by units earned, since the
Billboard 200 began measuring by units in December of 2014.
Of Star-Crossed’s 77,000 units, album sales comprise 47,000
(making it the top-selling album of the week), SEA units comprise 30,000
(equaling 38.23 million on-demand streams of the album’s tracks) and TEA units
comprise less than 1,000 units. Star-Crossed’s sales of 47,000 mark Musgraves’
second-largest sales week, trailing only the debut of Pageant Material, which
bowed with 55,000 sold (July 11, 2015-dated chart). Star-Crossed also logs the
second-largest debut streaming week for a country album by a woman, in terms of
on-demand streams (38.23 million). Only Taylor Swift’s re-recorded Fearless
(Taylor’s Version) had a larger debut frame, when it launched with 142.98
million clicks on the April 24, 2021-dated chart.
Star-Crossed follows Musgraves’ 2018 album Golden Hour, which
debuted and peaked at No. 4 on the April 14, 2018 chart. The set would later win
two Grammy Awards, for best country album and for album of the year.
Olivia Rodrigo’s former No. 1 Sour is stationary at No. 4 with
54,000 equivalent album units earned (down 11%).
Baby Keem’s debut album The Melodic Blue bows at No. 5 with
53,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, SEA units comprise 52,000
(equaling 70.13 million on-demand streams of the set’s tracks), album sales
comprise 1,000 and TEA units comprise less than 1,000. The set features two
collaborations with Baby Keem’s cousin Kendrick Lamar as well as a joint effort
with Travis Scott and a track featuring Don Toliver.
Doja Cat’s Planet Her falls from No. 5 to No. 6 with 50,000
equivalent album units earned – though it’s up 1% for the week. During the
tracking frame, she pulled double-duty on the Sept. 12 MTV Video Music Awards,
as the show’s host and a performer. She also took home the award for best
collaboration, for the album’s “Kiss Me More” featuring SZA. The Kid LAROI’s
F*ck Love rises 8-7 with 39,000 equivalent album units (down less than 1%) and
Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album dips 6-8 with just under 39,000
units (down 3%). Both albums previously hit No. 1.
Metallica’s 1991 self-titled No. 1 album (often referred to as
The Black Album, due to its stark black cover) surges from No. 158 to No. 9 in
the wake of its 30th anniversary reissue on Sept. 10 in a variety of formats.
The set earned 37,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Sept. 16 (up
397%). Of that sum, album sales comprise 29,000 (up 1,365%), SEA units comprise
nearly 7,000 (up 34%, equaling 9.17 million on-demand streams of the set’s
tracks) and TEA units comprise 1,000 (up 101%). All versions of the album, old
and new, are combined for tracking and charting purposes. Metallica returns to
the top 10, and its highest rank, for the first time in 29 years. It was last in
the top 10 on the Aug. 22, 1992, chart (at No. 10) and was last higher on the
April 11, 1992, tally (No. 6). The self-titled set became the band’s first No. 1
on the Billboard 200 (of six to-date), and it debuted atop the list dated Aug.
31, 1991 and spent four straight and total weeks at No. 1. Metallica remains the
top-selling album in the U.S. since MRC Data began electronically tracking music
sales in 1991, with 17.3 million copies sold.
Rounding out the Billboard 200’s latest top 10 is Billie Eilish’s
former No. 1 Happier Than Ever, falling 7-10 with 34,000 equivalent album units
The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber's "Stay" rebounds from No. 6 to
No. 1 for a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart.
The track dipped to No. 2 on the Hot 100 two weeks ago, as BTS'
"Butter" returned for a 10th week at the summit, and No. 6 a week ago as Drake
blasted in at No.1 with "Way 2 Sexy," featuring Future and Young Thug, as he
claimed a record nine songs in the top 10 simultaneously, including the entire
top five, a feat previously achieved only by The Beatles for a week in 1964.
"Stay," released on Raymond Braun/Columbia Records/Def Jam, drew
79.3 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 5%) and 27.1 million U.S.
streams (down 2%) and sold 12,500 downloads (up 3%) in the week ending Sept. 16,
according to MRC Data.
The track becomes The Kid LAROI's first Radio Songs No. 1, rising
from No. 2, and Bieber's fifth leader, following "I Don't Care," with Ed Sheeran
(for a week in September 2019); Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," on
which Bieber is featured (five weeks, beginning in July 2017); "Love Yourself"
(11 weeks, beginning in February 2016); and "Sorry" (two weeks, February 2016).
Dating to his first week atop Radio Songs (Feb. 13, 2016), Bieber boasts the
most No. 1s among all acts, one-upping Sheeran in that span. "Stay" rebounds
15-3 on the Streaming Songs chart, where it has spent six weeks at No. 1, and
retreats from its No. 3 high to No. 4 on Digital Song Sales.
Drake's "Way 2 Sexy" slips to No. 2 on the Hot 100 after
launching at No. 1. It adds a second week atop Streaming Songs (39.9 million,
down 41%); drops 6-11 on Digital Song Sales (5,900, down 15%); and debuts at No.
43 on Radio Songs (17.5 million, up 131%, good for top Airplay Gainer honors on
the Hot 100).
Ed Sheeran's "Bad Habits" bounds 13-3 on the Hot 100, after
reaching No. 2, and Drake's "Knife Talk," featuring 21 Savage and Project Pat,
lifts 5-4 in its second week on the chart, as well as 5-2 on Streaming Songs,
although with a 31% decline to 31.4 million streams.
In 2010, Kesha topped the Hot 100 for nine weeks with her debut
hit "TiK ToK." Over a decade later, she's furthering the success of a song that
went viral on TikTok: Walker Hayes' "Fancy Like," which soars 21-5 for a new
peak, after its remix featuring Kesha was released Sept. 10. In the week ending
Sept. 16, the song (all versions combined) gained by 20% to 20.5 million streams
and 5% to 30,800 sold, as it wins the Hot 100's top Streaming and Sales Gainer
"Fancy Like" holds at No. 2 on Digital Song Sales and vaults 26-7
on Streaming Songs. The crossover hit also roars 40-30 on Radio Songs (21.9
million, up 36%), as it rises 17-13 on the Country Airplay chart, 32-23 on Adult
Pop Airplay and 31-24 on Pop Airplay.
Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow's "Industry Baby" surges 20-6 on the
Hot 100, after debuting at its No. 2 high, up 21% to 5,000 sold and 2% to 21.6
million streams after the pair performed it on the VMAs Sept. 12.
Olivia Rodrigo's "Good 4 U" jumps 15-7 on the Hot 100, after it
led in its debut week in May, and likewise benefits from her performance of the
song at the VMAs, and Doja Cat's "Kiss Me More," featuring SZA, soars 19-8 after
hitting No. 3, with a gain of 14% to 3,700 sold after Doja Cat hosted the
VMAs (and performed two other tracks at the festivities).
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Dua Lipa's "Levitating" leaps
23-9 after climbing to No. 2, and Drake's "Girls Want Girls," featuring Lil
Baby, falls 2-10 in its second week, as it descends 2-5 on Streaming Songs (24.9
million, down 57%).
Record Of The Month
A hot Latin / EDM tune from Puerto Rican singer / songwriter Farruko and his
smash so far. 'Pepas' ranks currently at no.7 globally with 189,000
Music Week Report
Ed Sheeran replaces himself at number one
Monday, September 20, 2021
by Alan Jones, London
With immaculate timing (and as predicted in these pages
four weeks ago) a new Ed Sheeran single arrives to neatly fill the void
created by his old one entering accelerated decline. We are told Shivers
was narrowly edged out as the choice of lead single from his forthcoming
and it proves to be
just as popular as its predecessor, entering at No.1 with 59,181
chart sales (43,736 of these from 5.5m streams. It is the 11th No.1 of Ed
Sheeran’s career and only the ninth different song to top the charts so far in
Ed Sheeran adds "replacing himself at No.1 on two different
occasions" to his ever-growing list of chart firsts, this after Perfect and
River (with Eminem) followed each other in January 2018. This week also marks Ed
Sheeran's 53rd career week at the top of the singles chart, a total only
exceeded by two acts - they naturally being The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Or to
put it another way, Ed Sheeran has been No.1 on just shy of 10% of the 535
singles charts compiled since his June 2011 debut.
With its streams halved in value by ACR rules, Bad Habits drops
to No.3 (35,628 sales) although it remained by some distance the most-streamed
track of the week. Despite a strong physical sale by Shivers, it is the older
single which would otherwise
have remained at No.1 for a 12th straight week.
Predictably there is a small rearrangement of Drake's permitted
trio of hits. Girls Want Girls (still No.2 with 38,268 sales) and Fair Trade
(down to No.6 with 29,212 sales) retain their chart status, but arriving at the
expense of last week's No.5 hit Champagne Poetry (now starred-out) is the track
that shot Drake back to the Hot 100 in America. Way 2 Sexy (featuring Young Thug
and Future) materialises at No.11 (25,691 sales), the track interpolating Right
Said Fred's apparently seminal I'm Too Sexy - following in the footsteps of
Taylor Swift's Look What You Made Me Do which was itself a transatlantic
chart-topper in 2017.
After missing out last week, Elton John and Dua Lipa's Cold Heart
rockets (man) into the Top 10 at No.4 (32,134 sales). It is Dua's 12th Top 10
hit and Elton's 32nd, his first as the lead artist on a single since Electricity
charged to No.4 in June 2005.
The second highest-new entry hands British rapper Central Cee,
the biggest of the nine singles he has charted in 2021 alone as Obsessed With
You arrives at No.5 with 31,474 sales, beating the No.9 peak scaled by
Commitment Issues in the spring. The track samples Pinkpantheress' Just For Me,
itself a Top 30 hit just three weeks ago. Meanwhile Heat Waves by Glass Animals
continues to receive streaming shine and advances still further to a new peak of
No.8 (27,350 sales).
Singles sales are off by 1.56% to 22,236,769 with paid-for sales
holding steady, down just 0.8% to 390,671.
The last time the Manic Street Preachers were No.1 it was
September 1998, This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours beating Step One by Steps to the
summit by the small matter of 95,000 copies.
Almost 23 years to the week since that chart battle, the Welsh
icons finally top the charts for the second time and by an extraordinary
coincidence they beat the same act once again. This time around though the
competition was far tougher and indeed a mere 330 chart sales separated the two
acts by the final midweek update on Thursday. Their 14th studio album, The Ultra
Vivid Lament did eventually come good and sits proudly at the top of the charts,
notching up 27,345 chart sales of which 24,881 were physical. After six further
Top 3 albums (including two No.2 records with their last two releases), the
Manic Street Preachers are finally back at the top of the charts once more.
Commiserations then to Steps, who nonetheless fought strongly and
eventually finished just over 2,000 copies behind on 25,285 sales. Originally
envisaged as the deluxe version of its predecessor which coincidentally also
peaked at No.2 when released last December, What The Future Holds - Pt2 has been
issued in its own right as their seventh studio album. Steps were looking for
their fourth career No.1 but also oddly enough only their second with a full
studio album, their second album Steptacular from 1999 the only non-hits release
in their catalogue to make it to the top of the charts. Just below the clash of
the ’90s icons at the top, Drake's Certified Lover Boy album sheds 61.7% of its
first week sales but still clings on at No.3, posting 17,469 sales this time
around. Their first studio album in over nine years, The Stranglers' 18th record
is a poignant one, their first without retired drummer Jet Black and which also
features the final musical contributions of keyboardist Dave Greenfield who
passed away from Covid-19 last year. But they too enjoy a return to chart form,
Dark Matters reaching No.4 (11,494 sales) as their first Top 10 album since a
1990 Greatest Hits collection peaked at the same position. It is their first
studio album to scale these heights since 1983's Feline - also a No.4 record.
Back after three years away are the suddenly topically named The Vaccines, their
fifth studio album Back In Love City maintains their 100% strike rate of Top 10
records and enters at No.5 with 11,346 sales.
Making its first chart appearance since 2014, Metallica's
self-titled 1991 album benefits from a deluxe 30th anniversary reissue (complete
with an album of quite extraordinary cover versions) and duly enjoys its highest
chart placing since its second week on release, re-entering at No.8 with 7,452
sales. Meanwhile, Kacey Musgraves' fourth album becomes her second British Top
10 record in a row. Following the success of 2018's Golden Hour which peaked at
No.6 she returns with Star-Crossed whose 7,001 sales are enough to make it No.10
One of the more critically well-received releases of the week,
Saint Etienne's 10th studio album has now become one of their biggest for some
considerable time. Bob, Pete and Sarah moved 4,859 copies of I've Been Trying To
Tell You and the result is a new entry at No.14, their highest-charting album
since their brace of Top 10 records with So Tough and Tiger Bay back in their
1990s heyday. This is no market fluke either, its predecessor Home Counties sold
just 3,215 copies when it debuted at No.31 back in 2017.
Albums sales nudge upwards by 0.55% to 1,797,721. Physical sales
however surge 14.96% and hit a seven-week high of 356,893 and a 19.85% market