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Bangtan Boys' 'Dynamite' leads again
Thursday, October 1, 2020
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden


With the help of four new remixes, 'Dynamite' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) turns back to the summit of the Global Track Chart for a fourth week. The tune wins comfortable 16% to 321,000 points. 'Dynamite' started a month ago at no.1 with massive 543,000 points and held that position for three weeks. Last week it was overtaken by Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion's 'WAP', which slides down at the runner-up slot now (down 9%). This week's highest debut lands at no.3 with 225,000 points: 'Holy' by Canadian superstar Justin Bieber featuring American rapper Chance The Rapper. The song marks the pair's fourth collaborative single following 'Confident' (2013), 'I'm The One' (2017), and 'No Brainer' (2018). 'Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat) ' by Jawsh 685 & Jason DeRulo sails one slot down at no.4 with 223,000 points (down 9%) and holds the top position of the global airplay list for a third week in a row with 80,000 points. Rounds out the top five is Maluma's 'Hawái'

(down 8% to 218,000). At the rear end of our tally there are two further new-entries: 'Diamonds' by Sam Smith starts at no.39 with 77,000 points and with a few hundred points less 'Endless Summer' by Kis-My-Ft2 bows at no.40. Outside our weekly Top 40 waiting among other 'Me Gusta' by Anitta feat. Cardi B & Myke Towers at no.45, 'Whenever You Call' by Arashi at no.49, and 'What's Love Got To Do With It' by Kygo feat. Tina Turner at no.54 for their first appearance on the big list. Two efforts from Japan leading this week's Global Album Chart: '24H', the second Japan-language EP by the South Korean boy group Seventeen, storms atop with 252,000 equivalent sales and 'Oishii Pasta Ga Aru To Kiite', the third studio album by singer / songwriter Aimyon, bows shy behind with 137,000 sales (both figures according to Oricon). Rounds out the top three is the second album by American rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again, simply titled as 'Top', with 134,000 sales. Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' album from 2017 climbs just behind the Top 100 of the ALL TIME CHART with a total of 16,484,000 sales. It's the most successful album globally during the last five years. 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 12,000 / 11,643,000, '21' by Adele 12,000 / 30,251,000, '25' by Adele 9,000 / 22,591,000, the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 17,000 / 6,149,000, 'After Hours' by The Weeknd 44,000 / 2,543,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 30,000 / 5,250,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 24,000 / 7,241,000, 'Blame It On Baby' by DaBaby 37,000 / 1,271,000, 'Changes' by Justin Bieber 12,000 / 1,522,000, 'Chromatica' by Lady GaGa 26,000 / 1,390,000, 'Cuz I Love You' by Lizzo 10,000 / 1,924,000, 'Dark Lane Demo Tapes' by Drake 21,000 / 1,209,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD 21,000 / 2,123,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 24,000 / 16,484,000, 'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 38,000 / 3,363,000, 'Eternal Atake' by Lill Uzi Vert 21,000 / 1,877,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 10,000 / 5,334,000, the 'Frozen II' soundtrack 19,000 / 2,123,000, 'Future Nostalgia' by Dua Lipa 37,000 / 1,530,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice WRLD 29,000 / 3,654,000, the soundtrack of the Original Hollywood Cast to 'Hamilton: An American Musical' 49,000 / 2,843,000, 'High Off Life' by Future 18,000 / 760,000, 'Hollywood's Bleeding' by Post Malone 46,000 / 5,197,000, 'Indigo' by Chris Brown 10,000 / 1,606,000, 'Invasion Of Privacy' by Cardi B 11,000 / 3,654,000, 'Lover' by Taylor Swift 20,000 / 3,922,000, 'Manic' by Halsey 11,000 / 1,151,000, 'Map Of The Soul: 7' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 28,000 / 6,189,000, 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 9,000 / 4,562,000, 'Music To Be Murdered By' by Eminem 11,000 / 1,743,000, 'My Turn' by Lil Baby 43,000 / 2,036,000, 'No.6 Collaborations' by Ed Sheeran 17,000 / 3,834,000, 'Over It' Summer Walker 16,000 / 1,538,000, 'Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial' by Roddy Ricch 20,000 / 2,287,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 21,000 / 4,892,000, 'Romance' by Camila Cabello 6,000 / 1,009,000, 'Rough And Rowdy Ways' by Bob Dylan 7,000 / 537,000, 'Scorpion' by Drake 19,000 / 6,879,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes 7,000 / 3,021,000, 'So Much Fun' by Young Thug 10,000 / 1,634,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 18,000 / 5,916,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 13,000 / 3,967,000, 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack 16,000 / 8,180,000, 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish 42,000 / 7,002,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 8,000 / 12,438,000.

GLOBAL NO.1 - 10 YEARS AGO... "Love The Way You Lie" was recorded with the Barbadian singer Rihanna. Eminem wrote the verses and chose Rihanna to sing the chorus; their past experiences in difficult relationships influenced the collaboration. Recording sessions were held in Ferndale, Michigan, and Dublin, Ireland. Backed by guitar, piano and violin, the track is a midtempo hip hop ballad with a pop refrain and describes two lovers who refuse to separate despite being in a dangerous love–hate relationship. Interscope Records released the song in August 2010 as the second single from Eminem's album Recovery. Critics praised its melody but were divided on thematic aspects such as poignancy and accuracy. Critics listed "Love the Way You Lie" among the best tracks of 2010 and of Eminem's career. The song won many awards and received five Grammy nominations. It is Eminem's best-selling single and ranked number one on twenty-six record charts, including the United States' Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks. On the Global Chart the song reached no.2 on the Year-End Chart 2010 and got a total of 9.067.000 points.

Billboard Report
Taylor Swift turns back to the summit
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

Taylor Swift’s Folklore album returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, collecting a seventh nonconsecutive week atop the tally. In doing so, Swift surpasses Whitney Houston’s

longstanding record, among women, for the most cumulative weeks at No. 1, across all of her chart-topping albums. Swift’s total weeks at No. 1 now stands at 47, one more than Houston’s tally of 46. Folklore earned 87,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Sept. 24 (up 97 percent), according to Nielsen Music / MRC Data. Of Folklore’s 87,000 units earned in the tracking week ending Sept. 24, album sales comprise 56,000 (up 339%), SEA units comprise 30,000 (down 4%) equaling 39.8 million on-demand streams of the album’s songs) and TEA units total 1,000 (up 38%). Folklore’s fortunes perked up in the newest tracking week, as Swift sold more signed CD copies of the album through her official webstore and via independent record stores (as she’s done in previous weeks) and also issued more merchandise/album bundles in her webstore. She additionally profits from the release of a new live version of the album’s single “Betty,” as performed

on the Academy of Country Music Awards (held on Sept. 16). The live rendition was released to YouTube shortly after the awards, while it reached digital retail and other streaming services on Sept. 18. For tracking purposes, the new version of “Betty” is combined with its original version. Swift also promoted Folklore on streaming services with another release (on Sep. 21) of a thematic “chapter” of songs from the album (as she’s done in previous weeks). Such collections of songs get prominent placement on streaming services, appearing as the latest release from Swift. As noted above, Folklore returns to No. 1 for a seventh nonconsecutive week on top. In doing so, Swift’s total weeks at No. 1 -- across all seven of her chart-topping albums -- now stands at 47, a new record among female artists. She surpasses Whitney Houston’s sum of 46 weeks at No. 1. (Houston held the record for the most weeks at No. 1 among women since 1987.) At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Pop Smoke’s former leader, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon, is a non-mover with 75,000 equivalent album units earned (up 2%). YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s Top falls from No. 1 to No. 3 in its second week on the list, earning 63,000 equivalent album units (down 50%). Alicia Keys collects her eighth top 10 album, as her latest studio effort, Alicia, bows at No. 4 with 62,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, 51,000 are from album sales, 10,000 from SEA units (equaling 13.6 million in on-demand streams of the set’s tracks) and 1,000 from TEA units. Alicia’s album sales were bolstered by a concert ticket / album sale redemption offer with her upcoming U.S. tour, which was slated to begin on July 28, but has since been postponed to 2021. Alicia was initially set for release on March 20, but was delayed due to concerns relating to COVID-19. Alicia is Keys’ first studio set since 2016’s Here debuted and peaked at No. 2. All seven of Keys' studio album have reached the top four on the Billboard 200. She additionally logged a top 10 with the No. 1 live set Unplugged in 2005. Juice WRLD’s former leader Legends Never Die slips from No. 3 to No. 5 with 51,000 equivalent album units (down 4%). Rappers Moneybagg Yo and Blac Youngsta team up for the No. 6 arrival of their collaborative album Code Red (a little over 40,000 equivalent album units earned). Of that sum, nearly 37,000 are from SEA units (equaling 51.5 million in on-demand streams of the set’s tracks), 3,000 from album sales and 1,000 from TEA units. Code Red is Moneybagg Yo’s second top 10 of 2020 (following the No.3 peak of Time Served in January) and fourth top 10 overall. It’s the first top 10 for Blac Youngsta, who had previously gone as high as No. 42 with 223 in 2018. Keith Urban nabs his eighth top 10 album on the Billboard 200, as The Speed of Now, Part 1 arrives at No. 7 with 40,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, 27,000 are from album sales, 10,000 from SEA units (equaling 13.3 million in on-demand streams of the set’s tracks) and 2,000 from TEA units. The original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton: An American Musical, falls from No. 5 to No. 8 with 39,000 equivalent album units earned (down 5%). Lil Baby’s former No. 1 My Turn slides from No. 6 to No. 9 with 38,000 units (down 4%). The fourth and final debut in the top 10 is Lil Tecca’s Virgo World at No. 10 with 34,000 equivalent album units earned. It’s the rapper’s second chart entry and second top 10, following We Love You Tecca (No. 4 in 2019). Of Virgo World’s starting sum, 30,000 are from SEA units (equaling 42.6 million in on-demand streams of the set’s tracks), 4,000 from album sales and a negligible sum from TEA units. BTS' "Dynamite" rebounds for a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. "Dynamite," released on BigHit Entertainment / Columbia Records, debuted at No. 1 on the Hot 100 dated Sept. 5 and remained atop the Sept. 12 chart, before spending the next two weeks at No. 2. It returns to No. 1 from the runner-up spot on the strength of 14 million U.S. streams (up 11%) and 153,000 downloads sold (up 96%) in the week ending Sept. 24, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It also drew 20.8 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 8%) in the week ending Sept. 27. "Dynamite" spends a fifth total and consecutive week at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart and jumps 17-12 on Streaming Songs, after debuting at its No. 3 high. On Radio Songs, it pushes 47-42. Helping "Dynamite" in the week ending Sept. 24 were four new remixes released Sept. 18: its "Bedroom," "Midnight," "Retro" and "Slow Jam" mixes, which, combined, accounted for 52% of the song's overall sales in the tracking week. "Poolside" and "Tropical" remixes of "Dynamite" were released Aug. 28, joining the original and instrumental versions and EDM and acoustic remixes released Aug. 21, with all versions sale-priced to 69 cents during their first five weeks. Cardi B's "WAP," featuring Megan Thee Stallion, drops to No. 2 on the Hot 100 after four nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1, dating to its debut atop the Aug. 22 chart. (It spent its first two weeks on the chart at No. 1; its third and fourth frames at No. 2; and its fifth and sixth weeks at No. 1.) "WAP" leads Streaming Songs for a sixth week (35.8 million, down 14%); slips 3-5 on Digital Song Sales (9,000, down 23%); and climbs 21-20 on Radio Songs (33 million, up 1%). It adds a seventh week at No. 1 on both the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which use the same multi-metric methodology as the Hot 100. Justin Bieber's "Holy," featuring Chance the Rapper, launches at No. 3 on the Hot 100. The track, released Sept. 18, opens at No. 2 on both Streaming Songs (26 million) and Digital Song Sales (27,000) and No. 47 on Radio Songs (18.6 million). Drake's "Laugh Now Cry Later," featuring Lil Durk, descends 3-4 on the Hot 100, after debuting at its No. 2 high. It jumps 13-10 on Radio Songs (46.8 million, up 18%), becoming Drake's 24th top 10 (and Lil Durk's first). Drake passes Mariah Carey (23) for a solo share of the second-most Radio Songs top 10s, after Rihanna's 29, dating to the tally's 1990 origin. 24kGoldn's "Mood," featuring iann dior, hits the Hot 100's top five, rising 6-5, as it tops the multi-metric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and Hot Alternative Songs charts for a fifth week each. DaBaby's seven-week Hot 100 leader "Rockstar," featuring Roddy Ricch, dips 4-6 and The Weeknd's former four-week No. 1 "Blinding Lights" retreats 5-7, after spending a record 28 weeks in the top five. The latter rules the multi-metric Hot R&B Songs chart for a record-extending 28th week. Harry Styles' former one-week Hot 100 leader "Watermelon Sugar" drops 7-8 and Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo's "Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)" falls 8-9, after reaching No. 7. Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Gabby Barrett's "I Hope" returns to its No. 10 high, from No. 11, as it tops the multi-metric Hot Country Songs chart for a 10th week.

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
Mood goes to number one for 24kGoldn
Monday, September 28, 2020
by Alan Jones, London

Good things come to those who wait, and after a fortnight spent patiently chipping away at the lead of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, 24kGoldn and Iann Dior finally found the surge they needed, a 4.1% lift in sales taking the Mood to the top of the singles chart. Completing a six-week climb to No.1 the single this week

adds 60,618 chart sales to its overall tally, just 2,104 of these by way of paid downloads. 24kGoldn – real name Golden Von Jones – is the third teenager and thus post-millennium baby to enjoy a No.1 single this year, hard on the heels of Billie Eilish and Jawsh 685. That leaves WAP to dip to No.2, its sales now seemingly in terminal decline although the single still managed a sale of 53,122 copies this week to remain comfortably ahead of the chasing pack. They include Ain’t It Different by Headie One ft. AJ Tracey & Stormzy at No.3 (41,050 sales), Looking For Me by Paul Woolford, Diplo and Kareen Lomax at No.4 (34,609) and Mood Swings by Pop Smoke and Lil Tjay which rebounds back to its peak of No.5 with 34,446 sales. New to the Top 10 after an eight place climb No.8 is Lemonade from Internet Money and Gunna. For the third week running the single enjoys a double-digit percentage rise in consumption, this latest leap of 41.6% meaning the single

posts 28,576 sales for the week. Now well into the second decade of his chart career, Justin Bieber continues to be a man who confounds expectations at every turn, hurtling between styles and genres with each song he releases. He enjoys the highest new entry of the week with Holy, a sweet gospel soul track that once more pulls off the trick of sounding utterly unlike anything he has produced before. Charting at No.10 with 27,148 sales it is Bieber’s fourth Top 10 single of 2020 and the 21st of his career to date. Guesting on the track is Chance The Rapper, here landing his seventh chart single and indeed the fourth on which he has appeared alongside Bieber. Singles sales slide very slightly, down 0.28% on the week at 20,799,667. Paid-sales rally slightly, up 2.12% from last week's modern-day low but still sit at a lowly 423,099, below the half million mark for the 11th week in a row. Despite the presence of no fewer than five new entries in the Top 10, a quiet week for sales overall means no record managed to register a sale of more than 10,000 units. That left the route to top spot open, and indeed a late surge means the No.1 album of the week is not one of the big new releases but instead Pop Smoke’s perennial Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon, which climbs to No.1 for the first time. Its chart sale of 9,665 is the third lowest of any No.1 album so far this year. Just 331 of these (138 physical, 193 downloads) are accounted for by paid sales. Its 12-week climb to the top is the longest since George Ezra’s Wanted On Voyage took 14 weeks back in 2015. Pop Smoke’s album is the first debut album to top the charts this year, the second posthumous record, and adds yet another to the impressive total of No.1 albums in 2020 from the Polydor Records stable. Commiserations, then, to Ava Max who was leading the chart race until the very last moment. Her debut album Heaven & Hell is No.2 for the week, chalking up 8,306 sales along the way. Following closely behind is Essex rapper Potter Payper, who now has a Top 3 record to his name as his first post-prison mixtape Training Day 3 lands at No.3 with 7,492 sales to its name. This total mostly, but perhaps curiously not overwhelmingly, derives from audio streams. The second album to feature the hybrid branding of Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Tea For The Tillerman 2 becomes the first chart record for the veteran star since Laughing Apple reached No.23 back in 2017. At No.4 (7,003 sales) it becomes his first Top 10 album since Roadsinger charted at No.10 back in 2009 and excluding hits compilations it is his highest charting studio album since Buddah And The Chocolate Box reached No.3 in 1974. A supergroup of sorts, formed to revive live songs from the very depths of the Pink Floyd catalogue, Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets have grown from humble beginnings to become a huge live draw. Recorded back in May 2019, their Live At The Roundhouse album was supposed to have been released back in April to coincide with the group’s most extensive tour to date but, well, you can guess the rest. Its belated release means the group finally make their chart debut at No.5 with 6,577 sales. RTJ4 had already become the biggest chart record to date for American hip-hop duo Run The Jewels when it charted at No.16 back in June. Three months later, the record has been granted a physical release and the resultant surge in demand is enough to set the album flying back into the charts, beating its original peak with some ease as it lands at No.9 with 4,591 sales. Despite the slim sales even at the top end, the albums market holds steady overall, up 0.4% to stand at 1,708,504. Physical sales rise 2.82% week-on-week to stand at 318,903 representing 18.67% of the market.