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16th no.1 week for 'Dance Monkey'
Thursday, February 13, 2020
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden

 

'Dance Monkey' by Australian singer Tones And I reigns the Global Track Chart for an impressive 16th non-consecutive week with 375,000 points, down 1,5% compared to the previous week. In our chart history there were only eight songs with a longer stay at number one: 'Despacito' by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (2017), 'It's Now Or Never' by Elvis Presley (1960), 'I Gotta Feeling' by the Black Eyed Peas (2009), 'Macarena' by Los Del Rio (1996), 'I Will Always Love You' by Whitney Houston (1992), each of the five above with 17 weeks at no.1, 'Hey Jude' by the Beatles (1968) with 18 weeks, and finally '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You' by Bryan Adams (1991) and 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams (2014), both with 19 weeks each. But there's only a little chance that 'Dance Monkey' remains for a 17th week, because The Weeknd's 'Blinding Lights' is getting stronger and stronger, this week with another 6% boost to 359,000 points. The other big giants on the current

tally are 'The Box' by Roddy Ricch at no.3 with 298,000 points (up 3%) and 'Don't Start Now' by Dua Lipa at no.4 with 294,000 points (up 8%). And Dua Lipa brings also this week's highest debut: 'Physical', the second single from her upcoming album 'Future Nostalgia' (it's scheduled to be released on April 3), bows at no.23 with 123,000 points. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other 'High Fashion' by Roddy Ricch at no.44, 'My Oh My' by Camila Cabello at no.45, 'What If I Told You That I Love You' by Ali Gatie at no.46, 'Sigues Con El' by Arcangel at no.50, and 'Only The Young' by Taylor Swift at no.51 for their first appearance on the big list. 'Funeral', the thirteenth studio album by American rapper, singer, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, and actor Lil Wayne, jumps atop the Global Album Chart with 148,000 equivalent sales, 139,000 of it from the United States alone. After two weeks at no.1 Eminem's latest effort 'Music To Be Murdered By' slides to the runner-up slot with 138,000 sales, a total of 716,000 after three weeks on the hitlist. Billie Eilish sails to no.3 with her Grammy-decorated album 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' and 122,000 sales. The set ranks an impressive 43rd week inside the Top 10. Also new on our tally are 'Walls', the debut album by former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson and 'Shake The Snow Globe', the 14th studio effort by American rapper Russ. The sets landing at no.7 with 76,000, respectively at no.9 with 69,000 sales. And now, as every week, additional stats from outside the current Global Top 10 in alphabetic order, the first figure means last week's sales, the second figure the total sales: '1989' by Taylor Swift 14,000 / 11,317,000, '21' by Adele 11,000 / 29,936,000, '25' by Adele 9,000 / 22,306,000, the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 21,000 / 5,603,000, 'American Teen' by Khalid 13,000 / 3,656,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 22,000 / 4,326,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 29,000 / 6,386,000, the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' soundtrack 9,000 / 4,157,000, 'Circles' by Mac Miller 45,000 / 322,000, 'Courage' by Celine Dion 7,000 / 572,000, 'Cuz I Love You' by Lizzo 29,000 / 1,398,000, 'Damn.' by Kendrick Lamar 12,000 / 5,735,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD 23,000 / 1,499,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 27,000 / 15,685,000, 'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 57,000 / 1,942,000, 'Everyday Life' by Coldplay 20,000 / 816,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 12,000 / 5,013,000, 'Free Spirit' by Khalid 16,000 / 1,925,000, the 'Frozen II' soundtrack 47,000 / 1,053,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice WRLD 29,000 / 2,796,000, 'Happiness Begins' by Jonas Brothers 13,000 / 1,309,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 7,000 / 8,357,000, 'Indigo' by Chris Brown 17,000 / 1,216,000, 'Invasion Of Privacy' by Cardi B 12,000 / 3,311,000, 'Jesus Is King' by Kanye West 7,000 / 761,000, 'Kamikaze' by Eminem 8,000 / 2,942,000, 'Love Yourself 轉 Answer' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 10,000 / 2,820,000, 'Lover' by Taylor Swift 49,000 / 3,052,000, 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 10,000 / 4,325,000, 'No.6 Collaborations' by Ed Sheeran 41,000 / 2,995,000, 'Norman Fucking Rockwell!!' by Lana Del Rey 14,000 / 810,000, 'Origins' by Imagine Dragons 6,000 / 1,700,000, 'Over It' Summer Walker 28,000 / 953,000, 'Pray For The Wicked' by Panic! At The Disco 7,000 / 1,733,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 22,000 / 4,212,000, 'Rammstein' by Rammstein 7,000 / 1,291,000, 'Rare' by Selena Gomez 47,000 / 362,000, 'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 13,000 / 5,158,000, 'Romance' by Camila Cabello 36,000 / 511,000, 'Scorpion' by Drake 23,000 / 6,224,000, 'Seven' by Lil Nas X 21,000 / 1,161,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes 14,000 / 2,691,000, 'So Much Fun' by Young Thug 25,000 / 1,170,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 18,000 / 5,329,000, 'Sweetener' by Ariana Grande 8,000 / 2,788,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 23,000 / 3,462,000, 'The Greatest Showman' soundtrack 18,000 / 7,663,000, 'Views' by Drake 10,000 / 5,297,000, 'We Love You Tecca' by Lil Tecca 15,000 / 803,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 10,000 / 12,151,000.


GLOBAL NO.1 - 40 YEARS AGO... "Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)" was released on November 30, 1979 as a part of Pink Floyd's rock opera The Wall that explores Pink, a jaded rockstar whose eventual self-imposed isolation from society is symbolized by a wall. The protest song "Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)" against rigid schooling, features a children's choir. It describes the protagonist's traumas including his overprotective mother and abusive schoolteachers become metaphorical bricks in the wall. Dave Gilmour recorded his impressive guitar solo in one take, with no editing or mixing. The song went to no.1 in many countries around the world, like the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Ireland and it was the biggest hit of the year 1980 globally.


USA
Billboard Report
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'The Box' rules Billboard Hot 100 for fifth week
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles


Roddy Ricch's "The Box" spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It notches also a sixth week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, despite a 6% drop to 63.2 million

U.S. streams in the week ending Feb. 6, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The track rebounds 16-9 on Digital Song Sales, up 7% to 12,000 sold in the week ending Feb. 6, and surges 25-15 on Radio Songs, gaining by 34% to 46.1 million all-format airplay audience impressions in the week ending Feb. 9, as it wins the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer award for a third consecutive week. Notably, "The Box" is the 14th song released on Atlantic to lead the Hot 100 for at least five weeks in the chart's six-decade history, a figure that has swelled by four since just the start of 2017. The label's other such leaders in that recent stretch: Lizzo's "Truth Hurts" (7 weeks, 2019) and Ed Sheeran's "Perfect," with Beyoncé (6 weeks, 2017-18), and "Shape of You" (12 weeks, 2017). Future's "Life Is Good," featuring Drake, spends its fourth consecutive week at No. 2 on the Hot 100, encompassing its entire run on the chart so far. It also keeps at No. 2 on Streaming

Songs (37.6 million, down 13%). The song is the second ever to log its first four weeks on the Hot 100 at No. 2, after Mariah Carey's "Always Be My Baby" became the first entry (of 32 to-date) to launch in the runner-up spot, on the chart dated April 6, 1996. "Baby" waited patiently for four frames as Celine Dion's "Because You Loved Me" ran up its No. 1 run to six weeks before ascending for a two-week reign of its own. Post Malone's "Circles" is steady at No. 3 on the Hot 100, after three nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1, and returns to No. 1 on Radio Songs, from No. 2, for a seventh week at the summit (103.6 million, up 2%). Maroon 5's "Memories" holds at No. 4 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2. It dips to No. 2 on Radio Songs (although with a less than 1% increase to 102.3 million), after it interrupted the reign of "Circles" on the ranking a week earlier, when it became the band's seventh leader, the most among groups. Tones and I's "Dance Monkey" climbs 7-5 on the Hot 100, reaching the top five for the first time, as it rises 5-3 on Digital Song Sales (16,000, down 2%), 5-4 on Streaming Songs (22.8 million, up 2%) and 12-11 on Radio Songs (54.6 million, up 2%). The song by the Australian singer-songwriter, real name Toni Watson, previously became the longest-leading No. 1 in her homeland, while topping multiple other global surveys, including the Official UK Singles chart, where it broke the record for the most time at No. 1 by a female soloist. Lewis Capaldi's "Someone You Loved" slips 5-6 on the Hot 100, after it spent three weeks at No. 1; Arizona Zervas' "Roxanne" rises 8-7, after reaching No. 4; and Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber's No. 4-peaking "10,000 Hours" drops 6-8, as it tops the multi-metric Hot Country Songs chart for an 18th week. Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Dua Lipa's "Don't Start Now" holds at its No. 9 high, while claiming top Streaming Gainer honors (16.1 million, up 12%), and Billie Eilish's "Everything I Wanted" is steady at No. 10, after it hit a No. 8 peak to-date in November. Lil Wayne’s Funeral -- which debuts at No. 1 -- leads a packed top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, where five albums bow in the region. Funeral is the fifth leader for Lil Wayne, and it enters with 139,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Feb. 6, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The album was released on Jan. 31 via Young Money / Republic Records. Lil Wayne previously topped the Billboard 200 with Tha Carter V (2018), Tha Carter IV (2011), I Am Not a Human Being (2010) and Tha Carter III (2008). Funeral not only secures Lil Wayne his fifth leader, but also his 12th top 10 effort. He first hit the Billboard 200 just over 20 years ago, on the list dated Nov. 20, 1999, when Tha Block Is Hot debuted and peaked at No. 3. Streaming activity drove 72% of Funeral’s first-week units, as, of its 139,000 total unit start, 99,000 were in SEA units. (That translates into 134 million on-demand streams for the album’s songs in its first week.) The remaining unit sum of its total first week was provided by 38,000 in album sales and 2,000 in TEA units. Funeral’s first-week album sales were bolstered sales from by a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer, as well as an array of merchandise/album bundles sold via his website. At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Roddy Ricch​’s Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial falls one spot with 86,000 equivalent album units earned (down 9%). Eminem’s former leader Music to Be Murdered By dips one rung to No. 3 with 69,000 units (down 22%), though the set’s album sales perked up by 55% to 22,000, as the album’s CD arrived in stores following its initial commercial release on digital download only. Russ’s Shake the Snow Globe bows at No. 4 with 65,000 equivalent album units earned (with 39,000 of that sum in album sales, pumped by a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer, as well as merchandise/album bundles). It’s the third total and consecutive top 10 effort for the hip-hop artist, and it matches his highest-rank on the chart, first achieved with 2018’s Zoo. Rap rules the entire top five on the Billboard 200, as Post Malone’s former No. 1 Hollywood’s Bleeding is steady at No. 5 with 55,000 equivalent album units earned (up 1%). The last time the top five albums were all rap titles was a little over a year ago, on the Jan. 26, 2019-dated list. Billie Eilish​’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? slips 3-6 with 52,000 equivalent album units earned (down 16%). A week ago, the former No. 1 surged 10-3 in the wake of its multiple Grammy Award wins on Jan. 26, including album of the year. Kesha snares her fourth top 10 album, as High Road bows at No. 7 with 45,000 equivalent album units. Of that starting sum, 35,000 were in album sales, aided by a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer with her upcoming tour, as well as merchandise/album bundle sales via her official website. Kesha previously clocked top 10s with Rainbow (No. 1 in 2017), Warrior (No. 6, 2012) and Animal (No. 1, 2010). Halsey’s Manic descends four spots to No. 8 with 43,000 equivalent album units earned (down 23%). Louis Tomlinson’s debut album Walls bows at No. 9 with 39,000 equivalent album units earned. Album sales comprise 35,000 of that sum, driven by a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer with his upcoming tour, as well as merchandise/album bundles. Closing out the new top 10 on the Billboard 200 is Yo Gotti’s Untrapped, which starts at No. 10 with 35,000 equivalent album units earned. It’s the fourth top 10 effort for the rapper, and follows the No. 6-peaking I Still Am in 2017. Untrapped was driven largely by streaming activity, as SEA units comprise 27,000 of its total starting sum. It also netted 7,000 in album sales (bolstered by merchandise/album bundle sales) as well as a little under 1,000 in TEA units.


Billie Eilish - big Grammy Award winner 2020

She won all four main categories of the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards: Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year, and Newcomer Of The Year. It's only the third time in history that this has happened, after Christopher Cross (1981) and Norah Jones (2003).


United Kingdom
Music Week Report
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The Weeknd gets a second week at number one
Monday, February 17, 2020
by Alan Jones, London

 
Blinding Lights continues to shine for The Weeknd, enjoying an easy second week atop the chart, with consumption up for the seventh straight frame at 64,954 units (including 57,534 from sales-equivalent streams). Appropriately arriving in the Top 10 on Valentine’s Day, Roses makes a double-digit ascent for the fourth week in a row,

for SAINt JHN, exploding 21-8 (31,856 sales). It is the only new arrival in the top tier, replacing Arizona Zervas’ Roxanne, which dips 9-33 (15,236 sales) after falling into ACR. The rest of the Top 10 is somewhat becalmed, with The Box (2-2, 54,125 sales) by Roddy Ricch, Before You Let Go (3-3, 44,881 sales) by Lewis Capaldi, Don’t Start Now (4-4, 44,627 sales) by Dua Lipa, Godzilla (5-5, 36,738 sales) by Eminem feat. Juice WRLD and Adore You (10-10, 29,015 sales) by Harry Styles stationary, while there are slight shifts for Life Is Good (8-6, 34,611 sales) by Future feat. Drake, Someone You Loved (6-7, 32,890 sales) by Lewis Capaldi and Everything I Wanted (7-9, 31,260 sales) by Billie Eilish. Singles sales are down 0.56% week-on-week at 20,820,895, 16.46% above same week 2019 sales of 17,877,793. Paid-for sales are down 1.97% week-on-week at 557,572 – 30.64% below same week 2019 sales of 803,826, and below same week, previous year

sales for the 341st week in a row. It’s a great day for Green Day, whose pithy 13th studio album, Father Of All… debuts atop the album chart, becoming their fourth No.1. In the seventh change of leadership of the chart in a row, it achieved consumption of 23,389 units (including 2,055 from sales-equivalent streams) – 24.26% down on its immediate predecessor, Revolution Radio, which also debuted at No.1 in October 2016 on consumption of 30,880 units. That, in turn, is well below the opening tallies of 89,385 and 79,770 that produced Green Day’s previous No.1 debuts, American Idiot (2004) and 21st Century Breakdown (2009). It is even further below their record weekly sale of 104,790 set by American Idiot on its 14th week of availability, in the sales period immediately prior to Christmas 2004, when it was ranked 13th in the chart. American Idiot is by far the band's biggest album, with to-date consumption of 2,307,385 units (2,209,930 pure sales), followed by their third album Dookie, which gave them their breakthrough in 1994, and has consumption of 1,016,491 (982,586 pure sales) copies, despite peaking at No.13. Including live albums and compilations, Green Day have placed 15 albums in the Top 75, and nine in the Top 10. Two of the rock/punk trio’s three members – leader Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt - have been with them since their formation in 1987, while Tre Cool joined in 1990. All are 47 years old. Incidentally, with 10 succinct tracks and a playing time of 26 minutes, Father Of All is little more than a third of the length of 21st Century Breakdown, whose 18 songs occupied more than 69 minutes. London duo Oh Wonder - Anthony West and Josephine Vander Gucht - have never had a single in the Top 75 nor a Top 50 entry on the radio airplay chart…but attract a sizeable following, and secure their second Top 10 album this week. Their eponymous 2015 first album debuted and peaked at No.26 (2,971), while their critically-lauded second album, Ultralife made it to No.8 (5,806 sales) on its 2017 release. Their third set, No One Else Can Wear Your Crown, equals Ultralife’s No.8 placing on higher consumption of 6,178 units. The rest of the Top 10: Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (2-2, 14,593 sales) by Lewis Capaldi, Music To Be Murdered By (3-3, 10,543 sales) by Eminem, Big Conspiracy (5-4, 8,424 sales) by J Hus, No.6 Collaborations Project (8-5, 7,222 sales) by Ed Sheeran, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (6-6, 7,007 sales) by Billie Eilish, Heavy Is The Head (7-7, 6,972 sales) by Stormzy, Fine Line (10-9, 5,297 sales) by Harry Styles and Huncholini The 1st (9-10, 4,430 sales) by M Huncho. Overall album sales are down 2.01% week-on-week at 1,809,105, 3.51% above same week 2019 sales of 1,747,787. Sales-equivalent streams accounted for 1,331,843 sales, 73.62% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 3.24% week-on-week at 477,262, 20.22% below same week 2019 sales of 598,251.

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