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Global Chart Report

'Good 4 U' rules a third week
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden


'Good 4 U' by Olivia Rodrigo tops the Global Track Chart for a solid third week with another 383,000 points, down 7% compared to the previous week and a total of 1,958,000 points after five weeks on the tally. The great success of 'Good 4 U' is mainly supported by streaming, where the song got massive 305,000 points last week. Another 42,000 points coming from digital sales and additional 36,000 are from airplay. Biggest hit of the year 2021 is still 'Save Your Tears' by The Weeknd with a total of 6,099,000 points so far. On our weekly hitlist it holds tight at the runner-up slot with 309,000 points (down 6%) and on the (not published) Global Airplay Chart it leads a 14th consecutive week with 82,000 points (down 8%). Rounds out this week's top three is BTS' 'Butter' with 292,000 points (down 9%). Highest debut comes from Japanese girlie idol group Nogizaka 46. 'Gomen Ne Fingers Crossed', their 22nd Global Top 10 smash, bows at no.8 with 241,000 points.

This year's winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, Italian rock-outfit Måneskin, becomes an unusual success worldwide. With their new entry 'Beggin' at no.24 (a cover of The 4 Seasons hit from 1967) the band has now three songs simultaneously in the Global Top 40! The ESC winner song 'Zitti E Buoni' slides at no.35 and 'I Wanna Be Your Slave' rises to no.16. Outside our weekly Top 40 waiting among other 'Iko Iko' by Justin Wellington & Small Jam at no.47, 'Arcade' by Duncan Laurence at no.49, 'Alcohol-Free' by Twice at no.50, and 'El Makinon' by Karol G & Mariah Angeliq at no.52 for their first appearance on the big list. Two South Korean idol groups leading this week's Global Album Chart: 'Don't Fight The Feeling', the seventh extended play by the boy band Exo, rules with massive 939,000 equivalent sales, 902,000 of it from South Korea alone (according to Hanteo). It's the second highest weekly sales frame this year, after 'Hot Sauce' by NCT Dream started with 1,027,000 sales in the calendar week 21, 2021. Back to this week's hitlist, where the girlie outfit Twice shoots at the runner-up slot with their tenth extended play 'Taste Of Love' and 274,000 sales. Rounding out the top positions is 'Sour' by Olivia Rodrigo, the set ranks a fourth week in the top three with another 183,000 sales, a total of 1,072,000 so far. 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 / 12,119,000, '21' by Adele 8,000 / 30,640,000, '25' by Adele 8,000 / 22,938,000, the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 9,000 / 6,658,000, 'After Hours' by The Weeknd 45,000 / 4,527,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 20,000 / 6,054,000, 'BE' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 20,000 / 5,009,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 16,000 / 7,994,000, 'Blackpink - The Album' by Blackpink 5,000 / 1,676,000, 'Blame It On Baby' by DaBaby 11,000 / 2,076,000, 'Chemtrails Over The Country Club' by Lana Del Rey 9,000 / 473,000, 'Dancing With The Devil (Art Of Starting Over)' by Demi Lovato 8,000 / 355,000, 'Dangerous: The Double Album' by Morgan Wallen 55,000 / 2,170,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD 14,000 / 2,880,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 25,000 / 17,452,000, 'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 21,000 / 4,587,000, 'Evermore' by Taylor Swift 39,000 / 2,251,000, 'Fearless (Taylor's Version)' by Taylor Swift 20,000 / 803,000, 'Fine Line' by Harry Styles 44,000 / 5,311,000, 'Folklore' by Taylor Swift 21,000 / 4,006,000, the 'Frozen II' soundtrack 7,000 / 2,645,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice WRLD 29,000 / 4,771,000, the soundtrack of the Original Hollywood Cast to 'Hamilton: An American Musical' 20,000 / 3,885,000, 'Hollywood's Bleeding' by Post Malone 33,000 / 6,643,000, 'Justice' by Justin Bieber 55,000 / 1,438,000, 'Khaled Khaled' by DJ Khaled 30,000 / 381,000, 'Legends Never Die' by Juice WRLD 32,000 / 3,766,000, 'Lover' by Taylor Swift 18,000 / 4,573,000, 'Map Of The Soul: 7' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 19,000 / 6,942,000, 'Medicinie At Midnight' 4,000 / 530,000, 'Music To Be Murdered By' by Eminem 17,000 / 2,660,000, 'My Turn' by Lil Baby 25,000 / 3,279,000, 'No.6 Collaborations' by Ed Sheeran 7,000 / 4,275,000, 'Plastic Hearts' by Miley Cyrus 9,000 / 902,000, 'Positions' Ariana Grande 29,000 / 2,299,000, 'Power Up' by AC/DC 7,000 / 1,497,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 14,000 / 5,645,000, 'Scorpion' by Drake 16,000 / 7,509,000, 'Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon' by Pop Smoke 47,000 / 4,852,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 13,000 / 6,467,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 8,000 / 4,459,000, 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack 12,000 / 8,791,000, 'The Highlights' by The Weeknd 34,000 / 1,114,000, 'The Voice' by Lil Durk 12,000 / 844,000, 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish 36,000 / 8,592,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 5,000 / 12,729,000.

GLOBAL NO.1 - 10 YEARS AGO ... "Rolling In The Deep" is the lead single from Adele's second studio album and huge multi-million seller, 21. The singer herself describes it as a "dark blues-y gospel disco tune". The lyrics describe the emotions of a scorned lover. The song was released on 29 November 2010. "Rolling In The Deep" was acclaimed by music critics and represented a commercial breakthrough for Adele, propelling her to international success. The song reached number one in eleven countries and the top five in many more regions. It was Adele's first number-one song in the United States, reaching the top spot on many Billboard charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 where it was number one for seven weeks. On 12 February 2012, "Rolling In The Deep" received three Grammy Awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Short Form Music Video. Critics and music publications ranked the song highly on their end-of-year lists. On the Global Chart it was the biggest hit of the year 2011 and after massive 65 weeks on the tally it had a total of 11.969.000 points.

Billboard Report
'Butter' tops Hot 100 for fourth week
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

BTS' "Butter" adds a fourth week at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, becoming the South Korean superstar group's longest leading topper on the tally. It bests the

three-week rule BTS' "Butter" adds a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, becoming the South Korean superstar group's longest leading topper on the tally. It bests the three-week rule of "Dynamite," its first No. 1, in September-October. "Butter," released May 21 on BigHit Entertainment / Columbia Records, drew 12.5 million U.S. streams, down 19%, and sold 111,400 downloads, down 20%, in the week ending June 17, according to MRC Data. It also attracted 25.8 million radio airplay audience impressions, up 6%, in the week ending June 20. The track posts a fourth week atop the Digital Song Sales chart, drops 19-24 on Streaming Songs and rises 28-25 on Radio Songs. (Sales for "Butter" in its fourth week reflect availability for its original and instrumental versions released May 21; a "Hotter" remix released May 28; and "Cooler" and "Sweeter" remixes released June 4, all discounted to 69 cents in all four frames.

Two other versions of "Butter" on sale via BTS' U.S. webstore, a 7-inch vinyl single, for $7.98, and a cassette single, for $6.98, are scheduled to count for next week's charts, dated July 3, after they were shipped to consumers June 18.) Olivia Rodrigo's "Good 4 U" keeps at No. 2 on the Hot 100, four weeks after it debuted at No. 1. It posts a fifth week atop Streaming Songs (36 million, down 15%); slips 5-6 on Digital Song Sales (9,600, down 13%); and jumps 21-14 on Radio Songs with 37.5 million impressions, up 36%, as it wins the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer award for a third week. Dua Lipa's "Levitating," featuring DaBaby, holds at No. 3 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2, as it hits a new No. 2 high on Radio Songs, up 4% to 81.1 million in audience. Notably, for a third consecutive week, "Butter," "Good 4 U" and "Levitating" ranks at Nos. 1, 2 and 3, respectively, on the Hot 100. Songs had last locked in the chart's top three positions for at least three straight weeks when Roddy Ricch's "The Box," Future's "Life Is Good," featuring Drake, and Post Malone's "Circles" did so for four frames in a row in February-March 2020. Doja Cat's "Kiss Me More," featuring SZA, hits a new Hot 100 high, jumping 7-4, after previously reaching No. 5. Leading its gains, the track pushes 6-4 on Radio Songs, up 16% to 60.8 million in audience. Justin Bieber's former one-week No. 1 "Peaches," featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon, dips 4-5 on the Hot 100. It adds a fourth week atop both Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot R&B Songs, with both multi-metric charts employing the same methodology as the Hot 100. "Leave the Door Open" by Silk Sonic, the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, descends 5-6 on the Hot 100, after two nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1. It notches a 10th week atop Radio Songs (82.3 million, down 7%). The Weeknd and Ariana Grande's "Save Your Tears" retreats 6-7 on the Hot 100, after two weeks at No. 1; Masked Wolf's "Astronaut in the Ocean" holds at No. 8, after hitting No. 6, as it leads the multi-metric Hot Rap Songs chart for a fifth week; Lil Nas X's former one-week Hot 100 leader "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" returns to the top 10, pushing 11-9; and Olvia Rodrigo's "Deja Vu" drops 9-10, after reaching No.3. Polo G lands his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as Hall of Fame opens atop the tally, earning 143,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending June 17, according to MRC Data. All three of the rapper’s charting albums have reached the top 10. The 20-track Hall of Fame, released on June 11 via Columbia Records, contains Polo G’s first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, “Rapstar,” which spent two weeks at No. 1 (April 24 and May 1, 2021-dated charts). The album also boasts guests such as The Kid LAROI, Lil Durk, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Roddy Ricch, Pop Smoke, Rod Wave and Young Thug. Hall of Fame leads a busy week in the top 10 on the Billboard 200, as Migos’ Culture III starts at No. 2, TWICE’s Taste of Love debuts at No. 6, Bo Burnham’s Inside (The Songs) jumps 116-7 after its first full tracking week of activity, and Maroon 5’s Jordi bows at No. 8. Of Hall of Fame’s 143,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week ending June 17, SEA units comprise 124,000 (equaling 181.9 million on-demand streams of the album’s tracks), album sales comprise 18,000 (aided in part by deep discounting of the set at digital retail for a portion of the week) and TEA units comprise a little over 1,000. Polo G previously hit the top 10 with The Goat (No. 2 in 2020) and Die a Legend (No. 6 in 2019). Rap trio Migos debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with Culture III, earning 130,500 equivalent album units. Of that sum, SEA units comprise 106,000 (equaling 144.57 million on-demand streams of the album’s tracks), album sales comprise 22,500 and TEA units comprise nearly 2,000. Culture III was initially released on June 11 as a 19-track album, but was bolstered be a deluxe edition release on June 17 that added five extra tracks. Like Polo G’s Hall of Fame, Culture III was also deeply discounted at digital retail for a portion of the tracking week. Culture III and Hall of Fame have the second-and-third-biggest sales weeks (22,500 and 18,000) for hip-hop albums in 2021, trailing only the debut frame of J. Cole’s The Off-Season (37,000; May 29-dated chart). A trio of former No. 1 albums lines up next on the new Billboard 200: Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour falls 2-3 (122,000 equivalent album units earned; down 15%), Lil Durk and Lil Baby’s The Voice of the Heroes dips 1-4 in its second week (73,000 units; down 52%) and Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album descends 3-5 (50,000 units; down less than 1%). K-pop girl group TWICE debuts at No. 6 with Taste of Love, with 46,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, album sales comprise 43,000 (making it the top selling album of the week), SEA units comprise 3,000 (equaling 5.09 million on-demand streams of the album’s six tracks) and TEA units comprise a negligible sum. Like many K-pop releases, the CD edition of the album was issued in multiple collectible packages (four, including a Target-exclusive edition), each with assorted internal paper goods and randomized elements. Of the album’s 43,000 copies sold, the CD editions combined sold 39,000. The rest of the sales came from the album’s digital download. Taste of Love is the first top 10 for the nine-member act. Bo Burnham’s Inside (The Songs) jumps from No. 116 to No. 7 after its first full tracking week of activity, earning 37,000 equivalent album units (up 330%). Of that sum, SEA units comprise 33,000 (equaling 44.71 million on-demand streams of the album’s tracks), album sales comprise 3,000 and TEA units comprise less than 1,000. The album bowed on the list a week ago after one day of activity, as it was released on Thursday (June 10), the final day of that chart’s tracking week. Inside (The Songs) is the companion album to Burnham’s Netflix special Bo Burnham: Inside, which premiered on May 30. Inside (The Songs) is categorized as a comedy album and is the first such album to reach the top 10 on the Billboard 200 since the chart dated Aug. 22, 2015, when Lil Dicky’s Professional Rapper debuted and peaked at No. 7. Maroon 5’s new album Jordi debuts at No. 8, marking the seventh top 10 effort for the group. It bows with 37,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, SEA units comprise 20,000 (equaling 27.64 million on-demand streams of the album’s tracks), album sales comprise 15,000 and TEA units comprise 2,000. All seven of Maroon 5’s full-length studio albums have reached the top 10, stretching back to the act’s debut, Songs About Jane, which peaked at No. 6 in 2004. Rounding out the new top 10 are two former No. 1s: Moneybagg Yo’s A Gangsta’s Pain, which falls 6-9 with 34,000 equivalent album units earned (down 11%), and J. Cole’s The Off-Season, slipping 4-10 with just under 34,000 units (down 22%).

Record Of The Month

This year's winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, Italian rock-outfit Måneskin, becomes a big success globally and has currently three songs simultaneously in the Global Top 40!!... and of it is, of course, the winner-song 'Zitti E Buoni'.

United Kingdom
Music Week
Noel Gallagher lands another no.1 on the album chart
Monday, June 21, 2021
by Alan Jones, London

Circumstances and mainstream pop tastes have always conspired to deny Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds any truly major chart hits, but the band have accumulated enough memorable moments in the 10 years of their existence to make a best-of compilation an essential purchase. Back The Way We Came – Vol.1 therefore

debuts with some ease at No.1 with 28,384 sales - 24,446 of them physical. It is Gallagher's fourth chart-topper in this second phase of his career, adding to the eight he accumulated as a member of Oasis between 1994 and 2010. Topping the 10,000 mark for the fourth week in a row, Sour by Olivia Rodrigo holds steady at No.2 with a new sale of 21,576. In a Rodrigo-free world the most streamed album of the week would easily be Hall Of Fame by Polo G. The third studio album from the American rapper becomes his highest-charting to date as it soars to No.3 with 8,229 sales (all but 74 of these via calculated streams). His last release The Goat peaked at No.6 in May last year but has been an albums chart regular ever since, accumulating chart sales of 86,606 along the way. Garbage's third post-reunion album is No Gods No Masters and it instantly outperforms the chart run of its most immediate predecessors, flying straight to No.5 (5,990 sales) as only the

third Top 10 album of their career. Their only album to better this placing was 1998's chart-topping Version 2.0 although their biggest seller remains their 1995 self-titled debut which now has 711,208 sales to its name. As its title suggests, Inside (The Songs) is the musical soundtrack to comedian and poet Bo Burnham's recent Netflix special Bo Burnham: Inside, a performance notable for being entirely self-shot at his home in the very definition of a one man show. It becomes his first chart record of any kind in this country, debuting at No.6 with 5,728 sales. It has already paid two visits to the Top 10, first upon release in July last year, then in January in the wake of a Graham Norton performance over the new year, and now Jessie Ware's What's Your Pleasure is back once more – this time thanks to the release a long-promised deluxe edition. It means the singer's fourth album surges back to No.7 with a new sale of 5,667 taking its career tally to 44,394. Following on from chart albums Culture (2017) and Culture II (2018) and a break while Quavo, Takeoff and Offset all explored solo projects, Migos this week unleashed their fourth full studio album. Culture III. It completes what they have indicated is a unified trilogy of work and it duly becomes their second in a row to reach the Top 10 as it opens its account at No.9 with 5,512 sales. We can thank Record Store Day for physical sales rocketing 12.93% week on week to 384,982 and a 20.66% market share - a new post-Christmas high. The market overall however is slightly down, dipping 0.64% to stand at 1,863,569 in total. Continuing love for Good 4 U keeps Olivia Rodrigo at the head of an all-static Top 3 for a fourth week at No.1. It is the first rock single to top the charts for this length of time since Bring Me To Life by Evanescence also managed a full lunar cycle back in 2003. Rodrigo's chart sales are down once more, slipping to 82,305 (80,422 of these via its 9.76m streams) but they remain more than double her nearest rival. Her other hits of the moment all maintain Top 10 status too: Deja Vu at No.5 (30,394 sales), Traitor at No.8 (25,381), Drivers License excluded from the chart by rule but its 22,611 sales put it in notional 10th place. The Weeknd's Said Save Your Tears holds steady at a distant No.2 (39,969 sales). Meanwhile the Canadian's (much) older hit Blinding Lights spends its 81st consecutive week as a Top 75 single as it climbs a place to No.41 (10,528 sales), now the second-longest unbroken chart run of all time. To complete the Top 5, Doja Cat and SZA are steady at No.3 (37,508 sales) with Kiss Me More but continuing an upward climb with intent is Heartbreak Anthem which reaches a new peak of No.4 (30,493 sales), Galantis matching their chart best with their third No.4 hit. It is the 16th Top 5 single for David Guetta and the 11th for Little Mix. Maneskin accelerate to No.7 (26,849 sales) with I Wanna Be Your Slave as the track continues to fight its way onto playlists and into some unexpectedly receptive ears. They are now the first Eurovision-linked act to reach the British Top 10 since The Common Linnets reached No.9 with Calm After The Storm in 2014 and the first winners to do so since 2012 victor Loreen took her victorious track Euphoria to No.3. Meanwhile the Italians add a third hit single to their tally as Beggin enters at No.73 (7,035 sales). Singles sales are down 1.82% at 23,004,582 with paid-for sales up 3.2% to stand at 381,790.