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Childish Gambino shoots at no.1
Thursday, May 17, 2018
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden

 

Post Malone's second album 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' tops the Global Album Chart for a second week with another healthy 282,000 equivalent sales, a total of 885,000 after two weeks at retail. Four songs from the set are still in the Global Top 40 Track Chart. Despite five new-entries this week, there isn't a debut in the top three: the soundtrack to 'The Greatest Showman' returns to no.2 in its 20th week on the tally with 113,000 sales, a total of 2,97 million so far. J.Cole's 'KOD' album moves up one slot at no.3 with 91,000 sales, a total of 705,000 after three weeks on the hitlist. Highest debut of the week is 'Attention Attention', the sixth studio album by the American rock band Shinedown. The effort bows at no.5 with 82,000 sales, 60,000 of it from the United States (according to Nielsen Music & Billboard), another 7,700 from United Kingdom (according to OCC). Next week Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' will be climb to no.3 of the decade-chart (included all

charts from January 2010 till to date). Adele's '21' leads this list with 29,12 million sales, followed by her '25' with 21,44 million and for the time being at no.3 is Michael Bublé's 'Christmas' with 11,76 million. 'Divide' reaches 11,73 million this week. 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 10,000 / 10,529,000, '21' by Adele 7,000 / 29,121,000, '24k Magic' by Bruno Mars 21,000 / 4,500,000, '25' by Adele 11,000 / 21,438,000, 'American Teen' by Khalid 26,000 / 2,010,000, 'Anti' by Rihanna 8,000 / 2,517,000, 'Beautiful Trauma' by Pink 20,000 / 2,545,000, 'Beauty Behind The Madness' by The Weeknd 9,000 / 3,166,000, the 'Black Panther' soundtrack 43,000 / 1,162,000, 'Blurryface' by Twenty One Pilots 8,000 / 3,652,000, 'Camila' by Camila Cabello 30,000 / 1.060,000, 'Culture II' by Migos 38,000 / 1,172,000, 'Damn.' by Kendrick Lamar 32,000 / 4,428,000, 'Dangerous Woman' by Ariana Grande 8,000 / 2,028,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 45,000 / 2,923,000, the 'Fifty Shades Freed' soundtrack 17,000 / 531,000, 'Finally' by Namie Amuro 11,000 / 2,216,000, 'Flicker' by Niall Horan 7,000 / 797,000, 'Helene Fischer' by Helene Fischer 21,000 / 1,263,000, 'Illuminate' by Shawn Mendes 14,000 / 2,231,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 10,000 / 7,553,000, 'Man Of The Woods' by Justin Timberlake 18,000 / 987,000, 'Melodrama' by Lorde 9,000 / 892,000, the 'Moana' soundtrack 14,000 / 2,741,000, 'More Life' by Drake 20,000 / 3,540,000, 'My Dear Melancholy,' by the Weeknd 42,000 / 557,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 42,000 / 681,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber 8,000 / 6,418,000, 'Red Pill Blues' by Maroon 5 12,000 / 867,000, 'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 31,000 / 3,766,000, 'Revival' by Eminem 18,000 / 1,758,000, 'Songs Of Experience' by U2 6,000 / 1,203,000, 'Starboy' by The Weeknd 16,000 / 3,591,000, 'Staying At Tamara's' by George Ezra 19,000 / 274,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 43,000 / 3,024,000, 'Tell Me You Love Me' by Demi Lovato 13,000 / 985,000, 'The Beautiful & Damned' by G-Eazy 11,000 / 733,000, 'The Thrill Of It All' by Sam Smith 18,000 / 2,234,000, 'Views' by Drake 16,000 / 4,237,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 21,000 / 10,804,000.  COMPLETE GLOBAL ALBUM CHART  A very tight race atop the Global Track Chart this week, there's a gap of only 3.000 points between no.1 and no.4... and the winner is: 'This Is America', the controversial song by American actor, comedian and singer, rapper, DJ Donald McKinley Glover Jr., better known under his stage name Childish Gambino. It's the seventh no.1 this year, last year at this time we had only 3 no.1's. But 'This Is America' rules with only 252,000 points, the lowest weekly frame for a no.1 since the week 27, 2014, when Ariana Grande's 'Problem' topped with only 234,000 points. This week Ariana Grande climbs back to no.2 with her new smash 'No Tears Left To Cry' and 250,000 points. Some hundred points behind ranks 'One Kiss' by Calvin Harris feat. Dua Lipa at no.3. And with another some hundred points behind slides Drake's 'Nice For What' with 249,000 points at no.4. Rounding out the top five is last week's no.1, 'Synchronicity' by Nogizaka 46, with 209,000 points. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other 'Done For Me' by Charlie Puth, Kehlani at no.51, 'Leave A Light On' by Tom Walker at no.55, and 'Zombie' by Bad Wolves no.60 for their first appearance on the big list.  COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART


20 YEARS AGO ... 'Titanic' began its triumphant advance at the cinemas. For director James Cameron and the film studio 20th Century Fox, it was a risky undertaking, because the originally estimated US $ 150 million production costs and the time limits were far exceeded. To complete the film at all, a second major production company was brought aboard - Paramount Pictures. But the gigantic effort should pay off, 'Titanic' became the most suceessful film in history (till that date), showered with prizes, including 11 Oscar Awards. Embedded in the technically complex and brilliant story of the sinking of the RMS Titanic 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean is the love story of Jack and Rose. Since the film plays on two time levels, the transience of human being forms to a central issue here, reinforced by the ship disaster. The many impressions and emotions bundle up in the phenomenal music of James Horner. He used largely orchestral elements and merged them with Celtic folklore, for which one originally wanted to commit Enya. Also this soundtrack broke records, with 27 million copies sold, it's the best-selling classic album of all time. And the only real song on this album, 'My Heart Will Go On', performed by Celine Dion, pulled along. Also released in January 1998, it became Celine's biggest hit, 15 weeks at number one on the Global Chart and the biggest smash in that year worldwide, decorated with three Grammy Awards.


USA
Billboard Report
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'Beerbongs & Bentleys' spends third week at no.1
Thuesday, May 22, 2018
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles


For the third week in a row, Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys sits atop the Billboard 200 chart dated May 26, as the album earned 147,000 equivalent album units in the week

ending May 17 (down 24 percent), according to Nielsen Music. The set is only the second album to notch three total weeks at No. 1 in 2018 (following Black Panther: The Album, which logged its three frames on top non-consecutively) and scores the longest streak at No. 1 since Taylor Swift’s reputation linked together three consecutive weeks at No. 1 (Dec. 2-16, 2017) of its four total nonconsecutive No. 1 frames. Post Malone’s beerbongs is still largely powered by streams, as it collected 122,000 in SEA units (down 24 percent), while the remainder of its total for the week is comprised of 18,000 in traditional album sales (down 24 percent) and TEA units (down 16 percent). At No. 2, P!nk’s Beautiful Trauma -- as expected -- comes roaring back up the Billboard 200 with an 83-2 vault (139,000 units; up 1,715 percent). The former No. 1 zooms up the list thanks to big sales (135,000; up 3,197 percent) mostly generated by a concert ticket / album sale redemption

offer with the next leg of her U.S. tour that went on sale May 11. Thanks to Beautiful Trauma’s big leap, it logs the largest positional jump into the top two in over 20 years. Radiohead’s In Rainbows last posted a bigger vault into the top two, when it ran from No. 156 to No. 1 on the Jan. 19, 2008-dated list. (The set had a large gain on the list owed to a premature debut a week prior, spurred by eager retailers that began selling the set before its official street date.) Rapper Playboi Carti earns his best week yet, as his surprise release Die Lit debuts at No. 3 with 61,000 units. The album starts with a smashing 55,000 SEA units, with only 5,000 in traditional album sales and a scant 1,000 in TEA units. Die Lit garners the artist his highest charting set yet -- and first top 10 -- surpassing the No. 12 debut and peak of his self-titled 2017 release. Pop singer-songwriter Charlie Puth nabs his highest charting album, as his second full-length studio effort Voicenotes launches at No. 4 with 58,000 units (mostly powered by traditional album sales: 39,000 copies sold). Voicenotes passes Puth’s previous peak on the list, when his debut full-length, 2016’s Nine Track Mind, topped out at No. 6 in its first week (65,000 units earned), Voicenotes is Puth’s third set to chart, as he also logged an entry with his introductory EP, Some Kind of Love, which reached No. 27 in 2015. Back on the new Billboard 200 chart, the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman climbs 7-5 (a little more than 53,000 units; up 3 percent), J. Cole’s KOD dips 2-6 (53,000; down 22 percent) and Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy slips 4-7 (just under 53,000; down 15 percent). Arctic Monkeys arrive with their third top 10 album, as Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino debuts at No. 8 with 47,000 units (37,000 in traditional album sales). It’s the alt-rock group’s first album since 2013’s AM, which reached No. 6. The act also collected a top 10 with 2007’s Favourite Worst Nightmare, which peaked at No. 7. In total, Tranquility lands Arctic Monkeys their sixth consecutive top 40 effort (their entirety of charting titles) since the band arrived on list in 2006 with the No. 24-peaking Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not. Black Panther: The Album holds steady at No. 9 on the new Billboard 200 with 33,000 units (up 12 percent). Closing out the top 10 is rapper Tee Grizzley’s debut studio album Activated, which arrives at No. 10 with 33,000 units (with 26,000 of that in SEA units). The set boasts a guest list that includes Lil Yachty, Chris Brown, Jeezy and Moneybagg Yo. Childish Gambino's "This Is America" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a second week. Also for a second frame, the song heads up a top four consisting entirely of rap hits, a feat that, until the past two weeks, had not occurred in consecutive frames in 15 years. "America," released on mcDJ / Wolf + Rothstein / RCA (as Childish Gambino's first RCA single) is the first Hot 100 leader for actor-director Donald Glover's musical alter ego, who premiered the song as the musical guest on the May 5 episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live (as Glover hosted); the song and its socially-conscious video were released simultaneously around midnight ET Sunday, May 6. Following its first seven-day tracking period of streaming and sales, "America" tops the Streaming Songs chart for a second week, up 7 percent to 69.6 million U.S. streams in the week ending May 17, according to Nielsen Music. It also takes over atop the subscription services-based On-Demand Streaming Songs chart, rising 3-1 with 26.7 million on-demand audio streams, up 27 percent, in the week ending May 17. "America" leads the Digital Song Sales survey for a second frame, with a 36 percent decline to 50,000 downloads sold in the week ending May 17, while advancing below the Radio Songs chart, up 77 percent to 16.7 million in all-format airplay audience in the week ending May 20. Drake's "Nice for What," which ruled the Hot 100 for its first four weeks on the chart, dating to its No. 1 debut, spends a second week at No. 2. It keeps at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (42 million, down 8 percent), rebounds 4-3 on Digital Song Sales (25,000, down 8 percent) and pushes 8-6 on Radio Songs (77.1 million, up 6 percent). Drake also holds at No. 3 on the Hot 100 with "God's Plan," which launched at No. 1 and spent 11 weeks at the summit prior to "Nice."  COMPLETE CHARTS


Congratulations to Netta Barzilai and Israel for the terrific victory at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon. Her song 'Toy' won with 529 points, before Cyprus with 436 and Austria with 342 points. It was Israel's fourth win in the Eurovision Song Contest history, after 1978, 1979 and 1998.


United Kingdom
Music Week Report
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Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa ruling a fifth week
Monday, May 21, 2018
by Alan Jones, London

 
Calvin Harris’ One Kiss collaboration with Dua Lipa is not to be moved, spending its fifth straight week at the top of the chart. Thus surpassing his first No.1 – 2008 Dizzee Rascal & Chrome collaboration Dance Wiv Me – to have the longest uninterrupted run at the summit of all his nine chart-toppers – it again does so with

consummate ease, heading up a top five that are all frozen in the same positions as last week, while suffering declining sales. They are: One Kiss (1-1, 62,000 sales, including 43,813 from sales-equivalent streams), Nice For What (2-2, 45,597 sales) by Drake, No Tears Left To Cry (3-3, 43,541 sales) by Ariana Grande, Freaky Friday (4-4, 37,655 sales) by Lil Dicky feat. Chris Brown and 2002 (5-5, 35,572 sales) by Anne-Marie. With its powerful video racking up millions of clicks of YouTube, Childish Gambino finally has a bona fide hit of his own, as This Is America – which addresses several political hot potatoes, including racism and violence – vaults 14-6 (33,204 sales) on its second frame. Leaving far behind his only previous Top 75 entry as a primary artist – 2016’s No.51 hit Redbone – it has also surpassed the peak position of his only other chart entry, as featured rapper on Leona Lewis’ 2012 No.7 hit Trouble. No.1 in 2011 with Titanium, and No.8 in

2012 with She Wolf (Falling To Pieces), French DJ David Guetta and Australian singer Sia score their third joint Top 10 hit with Flames (11-9, 26,899 sales). The track is Guetta’s 24th Top 10 hit in total, and Sia’s 11th. Shawn Mendes’ 10th Top 75 hit, In My Blood vaults 21-10 (26,125 sales) to become his fifth Top 10 hit. It is the third track lifted from the 19-year-old Canadian’s eponymous new album which drops next Friday (May 25), following In My Blood (No.13) and Youth (feat. Khalid, No.35). The rest of the Top 10: Answerphone (6-7, 29,816 sales) by Banx & Ranx and Ella Eyre feat. Yxng Bane and Paradise (7-8, 27,762 sales) by George Ezra. Overall singles sales are down 3.05% week-on-week at 17,186,684, 25.49% above same week 2017 sales of 13,695,152. Streams accounted for 16,170,030 sales, 94.08% of the total. Paid-for sales are up 3.99% week-on-week at 1,016,654, and are 26.26% below same week 2017 sales of 1,378,742. They are below same-week, previous-year sales for the 250th week in a row. Six albums, six instant number ones – that’s the proud record of Arctic Monkeys, whose first album in nearly five years, Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino, storms to a No.1 debut, while spinning off three simultaneous Top 40 singles chart entries. Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino is the first album ever to sell upwards of 20,000 copies on CD, download and vinyl in the same week. It sold 86,359 copies last week, made up of 27,681 CDs, 15,679 paid-for downloads, 24,478 vinyl albums and 505 cassettes, with the remainder of its consumption (18,016 sales) generated by sales-equivalent streams. Tranquility Base accounted for 31.05% of vinyl album sales and 73.40% of cassette sales in the week. It is the vinyl portion of those sales that is most remarkable – although the band’s last album, AM, is the 2010s fifth biggest vinyl seller, with a to-date tally of 75,875 in the format, only 5,170 of those were first week sales. Tranquility Base’s opening vinyl tally is nearly five times that, and by far the biggest weekly sale of any vinyl album in the last 25 years, surpassing the previous record holder, Liam Gallagher’s As You Were, which chalked up 16,164 sales on debut last October. The only acts to have had more than six number one albums in a row are Abba, Led Zeppelin and Eminem (all eight) and The Beatles (seven). Of these acts, however, only The Beatles' run started – like Arctic Monkeys' – with their first album. Home to the singles Attention and How Long – both of which peaked at No.9 – Charlie Puth’s second album, Voicenotes, opens at No.4 on sales of 11,376 copies. His first album, Nine Track Mind, debuted and peaked at No.6 on sales of 20,590 copies in 2016 and has thus far sold 222,610 copies. Guitar virtuoso Ry Cooder returns to his roots with The Prodigal Son and is rewarded with the first Top 10 album of his career. Combining his passion for slide guitar and religion, it opens at No.10 (3,954 sales) to become his 10th chart album, surpassing his previous best of No.18 set in 1982 by The Slide Area. Cooder famously produced the Buena Vista Social Club album, and has scored many films, most notably Paris, Texas. Dethroned for the fourth time, despite increasing sales 19.24% week-on-week, the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of The Greatest Showman makes its customary retreat to No.2, selling a further 33,603 copies. The rest of the Top 10: Beerbongs & Bentleys (2-3, 19,115 sales), Staying At Tamara’s (4-5, 10,228 sales) by George Ezra, Divide (6-6, 8,790 sales) by Ed Sheeran, Speak Your Mind (7-7, 6,857 sales) by Anne-Marie, Dua Lipa (10-8, 4,958 sales) and Invasion Of Privacy (11-9, 4,233 sales) by Cardi B. Overall album sales are down 0.57% week-on-week at 1,723,133, 1.31% above same week 2017 sales of 1,700,920. Streaming accounted for 985,585 sales – 57.20% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are up 3.28% week-on-week at 737,548, 21.31% below same week 2017 sales of 937,302.  COMPLETE CHARTS

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