Ariana lands second no.1 this year
Thursday, November 15, 2018
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
As expected, Exo's 'Don't Mess
Up My Tempo' remains at the summit of the Global Album Chart for a
second week with massive 585,000 equivalent sales, after the first
full week at retail. Together with the sales of the first three days
in South Korea, the band's fifth studio album generated a total of 1,2
million so far. Two films are currently dominating the cinema
landscape: 'A Star Is Born' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody'... and also the
associated soundtracks are big sellers globally. 'A Star Is Born' by
Lady GaGa & Bradley Cooper sits tight at no.2 with another 173,000
equivalent sales, a total of 1,17 million so far and 'Bohemian
Rhapsody' by Queen climbs to no.4 with 127,000 sales, 261,000 since
its release. Between 'A Star Is Born' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' shoots
this week's highest debut at no.3 with 131,000 sales: it's 'Not All
Hereos Wear Capes', the solo debut album by American record producer
and songwriter Leland Tyler Wayne, better known as Metro Boomin.
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 8,000 /
10,776,000, '21' by Adele 8,000 / 29,321,000, '24k Magic' by Bruno
Mars 10,000 / 4,904,000, '25' by Adele 9,000 / 21,696,000, 'American
Teen' by Khalid 19,000 / 2,562,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott
57,000 / 1,966,000, 'Beautiful Trauma' by Pink 10,000
/ 3,050,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 62,000 / 3,585,000, the 'Black Panther' soundtrack 10,000 / 1,656,000, 'Camila'
by Camila Cabello 16,000 / 1,590,000, 'Culture II' by Migos 14,000 /
1,759,000, 'Damn.' by Kendrick Lamar 14,000 / 4,938,000, 'Dancing
Queen' by Cher 16,000 / 366,000, 'Dangerous
Woman' by Ariana Grande 11,000 / 2,244,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran
47,000 / 13,249,000, 'Evolve' by Imagine Dragons 28,000 /
3,882,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice WRLD 34,000 / 1,055,000,
Shawn Mendes 9,000 / 2,513,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith
10,000 / 7,827,000, 'Kamikaze' by Eminem 59,000 / 1,743,000, 'Love Yourself
轉 Answer' by BTS (Bangtan Boys) 25,000 / 1,858,000, the 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go
Again' soundtrack 22,000 / 1,008,000, the 'Moana' soundtrack 9,000 /
3,059,000, 'More Life' by Drake 12,000 / 3,921,000, 'My Dear
Melancholy,' by the Weeknd 6,000 / 930,000, 'Pray For The Wicked' by
Panic! At The Disco 18,000 / 748,000, 'Purpose' by Justin Bieber 5,000
/ 6,599,000, 'Queen' by Nicki Minaj 24,000 / 879,000, 'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion
46,000 / 2,411,000, 'Red Pill Blues' by Maroon 5 17,000 / 1,519,000,
'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 17,000 / 4,428,000, 'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes 24,000 / 1,272,000,
'Starboy' by The Weeknd 11,000 / 3,910,000, 'Staying At Tamara's' by
George Ezra 17,000 / 770,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 26,000 /
3,854,000, 'Sweetener' by Ariana Grande 66,000 / 1,326,000, 'Tell Me You Love Me' by Demi Lovato
5,000 / 1,187,000, 'Tha Carter V' by Lil Wayne 55,000 / 1,011,000, 'The Greatest
Showman' soundtrack 61,000 / 4,833,000, 'The Thrill Of It All' by Sam Smith
8,000 / 2,553,000, 'Trench' by Twenty One Pilots 49,000 / 544,000, 'Views' by Drake 12,000 / 4,594,000, 'Voicesnotes'
by Charlie Puth 6,000 / 548,000, 'X' by Ed Sheeran 18,000 / 11,325,000, 'Ye' by Kanye West
6,000 / 854,000, and 'Youngblood' by 5 Seconds Of Summer 16,000 /
GLOBAL ALBUM CHART
Ariana Grande celebrates a second no.1 smash this year. After 'No
Tears Left To Cry' started at the summit in the calendar week 18, her
new tune 'Thank U, Next' doing the same this week with 270,000
points. 'Thank U, Next', a self-empowerment song that mentions many of
Grande's past relationships, is taken from her upcoming fifth studio
album of the same name. Marshmello & Bastille's jump to the hot spot
last week turns out to be an ejector seat now, as 'Happier' throws
down at no.4 this week with 227,000 points. Sandwiched between are
remaining 'Girls Like You' by Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B and 'Shallow' by
Lady GaGa & Bradley Cooper at no.2 with 233,000, respectively at no.3
with 229,000 points. Driven by the fantastic Queen biopic, the band's
legendary six-minute suite 'Bohemian Rhapsody' turns back on the
international hitlists for a fourth time in history! First appeared in
December 1975 on the Global Top 10, shortly after its release,
'Bohemian Rhapsody' reached no.2. 16 years later, after Freddie
Mercury's death, the song turned back at no.4. Some months later, in
April 1992, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' charted for a third time and went to
no.8, because the song was featured in a scene in the film 'Wayne's
World'. And now, also 16 years later again, it enjoys renewed
popularity, due the Queen biopic with the same name. 'Bohemian
Rhapsody' recurrents at no.31 globally this week with 80,000 points, a
total of 9,088,000 points after 33 non-consecutive weeks on the tally,
enough for no.104 on the
ALL TIME CHART. Outside
the Top 40 waiting among other 'I'll Never Love Again' by Lady GaGa at
no.53, 'No Stylist' by French Montana feat. Drake at no.55, and 'Beautiful' by Bazzi feat. Camila
Cabello at no.56 for their first appearance on the big list.
COMPLETE GLOBAL TRACK CHART
30 YEARS AGO
... 'A Groovy Kind Of Love' by Phil Collins topped the Global Charts for nine
non-consecutive weeks and was the biggest success of the year 1988. It was
released for the soundtrack to the British romantic crime comedy 'Buster',
starring Phil Collins, Julie Walters, Larry Lamb and Sheila Hancock. The song
heavily based on the Rondo movement of Sonatina in G major, op.36 no.5, by Muzio
Clementi. Firstly recorded as an upbeat guitar-based pop song by Wayne Fontana &
The Mindbenders, it was a no.8 success in May 1966. Collin's version was a slow
ballad with a prominent keyboard and strings.
Metro Boomin' debuts at no.1 on Billboard 200
Thuesday, November 13, 2018
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
Metro Boomin lands his first No. 1
album on the Billboard 200 chart as the producer’s new guest-laden
album, Not All Heroes Wear Capes, debuts in the top slot. The surprise
was announced Oct. 31 and released Nov. 2 via Boominati/Republic
Records, earned 99,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Nov. 8,
according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 5,000 were in album sales, as
the album was largely driven by streaming activity.
The 25-year-old Metro Boomin (born Leland Wayne) has produced hits such
as Migos’ “Bad and Boujee,” featuring Lil Uzi Vert (No. 1 for three
weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart), Future’s “Mask Off” (No. 5),
Kodak Black’s “Tunnel Vision” (No. 6) and Post Malone’s
“Congratulations,” featuring Quavo (No. 8).
On Heroes, Metro is joined by an array of guest artists, including
Travis Scott, Young Thug, 21 Savage and J Balvin, among many others.
Streams power the bulk of Heroes’ starting sum of 99,000 units. Of that
sum, it earns 92,000 SEA units, which translates to 125.3 million
on-demand audio streams for the set’s tracks in its first week (making
it the most streamed album of the week, too).
The remaining 7,000 units in
Heroes’ starting figure are comprised of album sales (5,000) and TEA
units (2,000). Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack
holds at No. 2 on the new Billboard 200 for a second week, earning
79,000 units (down 15 percent); it spent its first three weeks at No. 1.
Queen earns its highest-charting album in 38 years, as the Bohemian
Rhapsody film soundtrack surges 25-3 with 59,000 units (up 187 percent)
after the film’s opening in U.S. theaters on Nov. 2. Of its unit haul,
album sales comprised 24,000 -- up 182 percent). The companion album to
the hit biopic of the same name collects highlights from Queen’s career,
including the title tune, “Under Pressure” with David Bowie, a new remix
of “We Will Rock You,” and a handful of tracks from the band’s
performance at Live Aid in 1985 -- the first time the recordings have
been released in audio form. Bohemian Rhapsody is Queen’s
highest-reaching album since 1980, when The Game spent five weeks at No.
1. (The Game includes Queen’s two Hot 100 No. 1 singles: “Another One
Bites the Dust” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.”) The Queen
excitement doesn’t stop with Bohemian Rhapsody, as the 51-track Greatest
Hits I II & III: The Platinum Collection vaults 194-9 with 39,000 units
(up 662 percent), with 18,000 of that sum in album sales (up 380
percent). The album previously topped out at No. 48 in 2002. At No. 4 on
the Billboard 200, Takeoff’s first solo album, The Last Rocket, enters
with 49,000 units (5,000 in album sales). Takeoff is the third member of
the Migos trio to chart on the Billboard 200 apart from the group,
following Quavo (with his solo set Quavo Huncho, which peaked at No. 2;
Oct. 27, 2018) and Offset (via his collaborative album Without Warning,
with Metro Boomin and 21 Savage; peaking at No. 4, on Nov. 18, 2017).
Drake’s former No. 1 Scorpion climbs 7-5 on the new Billboard 200 with
45,000 units (down 8 percent), Lil Wayne’s fellow former chart-topper
Tha Carter V dips 5-6 with 43,000 units (down 17 percent) and Lil Baby
and Gunna’s Drip Harder slips 6-7 with 42,000 units (down 16 percent).
Closing out the top 10 are two more former No. 1s: Travis Scott’s
Astroworld climbs 9-8 with 40,000 units (down 11 percent) and Post
Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys is steady at No. 10 with 39,000 units
(down 6 percent). Ariana Grande scores her first No. 1 on the Billboard
Hot 100 (dated Nov. 17), as "Thank U, Next" rockets onto the chart at
No. 1, arriving as the top-streamed and top-selling song of the week.
The track dethrones Maroon 5's "Girls Like You," featuring Cardi B,
after seven weeks on top, although the collaboration ties for the
second-most weeks spent at No. 1 in the history of the Radio Songs
chart. "Next," released on Republic Records, is the 1,079th in the
chart's 60-year history. "Next" also bows as her 11th Hot 100 top 10 and
first since "God Is a Woman," which reached No. 8 in September. Grande
reigns at last with her 35th Hot 100 entry. "Next" launches with 55.5
million U.S. streams and 81,000 downloads sold in the week ending Nov.
8, according to Nielsen Music. Notably, the song debuts on the Hot 100
with just over five days of streaming and sales data, as it was released
late Saturday, Nov. 3 (as the tracking week for those metrics runs
Friday through Thursday). As noticed by chart-watcher Jake Rivera,
"Next" is the fourth No. 1 debut of 2018, tying the record established
in 1995, the first year that any single soared in at the summit. "Next"
follows prior 2018 No. 1 bows for Childish Gambino's "This Is America"
(May 19) and Drake's "Nice for What" (April 21) and "God's Plan" (Feb.
3). The four No. 1 entrances in 1995: Michael Jackson's "You Are Not
Alone," Mariah Carey's "Fantasy," Whitney Houston's "Exhale (Shoop
Shoop)" and Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day." "Next" easily
outperformed Maroon 5's "Girls" in the tracking week, as the latter
drops to No. 2 on the Hot 100 after seven weeks at No. 1. Still, "Girls"
leads Radio Songs for a 16th week, with 109.3 million in audience (down
4 percent), tying for the second-longest No. 1 run in the chart's
28-year history. "Girls" matches the longest Radio Songs reign this
century, equaling Carey's 16-week command with "We Belong Together" in
2005. Below "Next" and "Girls," Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode" drops to No.
3 from its No. 2 Hot 100 peak, as it posts a third week at No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.COMPLETE
Song Of The Month
Fifth most viewed song last week at YouTube was 'Culpables'
by Colombian reggaeton singer Karol G and Puerto Rican rapper Anuel AA.
The song is a big smash in several countries in Latin America and in Spain.
Music Week Report
The Prodigy maíntain chart-topping album run
Monday, November 12, 2018
by Alan Jones, London
The Prodigy’s seventh studio album, No Tourists, also becomes their
seventh No.1 - a record for a dance act - opening atop the chart on
sales of 23,952 copies (including 1,828 from sales-equivalent streams).
That is the second lowest of the veteran dance trio’s career, beating
only their 1992 debut release, Experience, which
debuted and peaked at No.12.
In addition to topping the overall chart, No Tourists is No.1 on the vinyl album
chart (2,399 sales) and the cassette chart, where it sales of 2,010 are
extraordinary, and by far the highest of any cassette in any week in the 2010s.
It is already No.2 in the year-to-date cassette chart, behind Kylie Minogue’s
Golden (2,867 sales) and No.5 on the 2010s chart, where Guardians Of The Galaxy
soundtrack sets Awesome Mix 1 and Awesome Mix 2 lead the way, on sales of 5,680
and 5,064, respectively, with Minogue in third place. All other Prodigy first
week sales are massively overshadowed by the 316,953 copies that their fastest
starter, Fat Of The Land, sold on debut in 1997. In descending order of sales,
their other No.1 studio albums' first week tallies are as follows: Invaders Must
Die - 97,254 (2009), Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned - 64,266 (2004), The
Day Is My Enemy – 45,302 (2015), Music For The Jilted
Generation - 32,056 (1994). 2005 compilation Their Law: The Singles
1990-2005, also a No.1, had a first week tally of 79,708 sales (2005). The Fat
Of The Land remains their biggest seller, with a to-date tally of 1,428,172 out
of total UK album sales for the act of 4,707,982.
Second only to Madonna among solo women with most UK No.1 albums, Barbra
Streisand scored her seventh No.1 album in 2016 with duets album Encore: Movie
Partners Sing Broadway opening atop the list on sales of 19,778 copies.
Follow-up Walls, Streisand’s politically charged 36th studio album, debuts at
No.6 (15,604 Sales) bringing the 76-year-old her 36th Top 75 album and 15th Top
10 entry in a chart career stretching back almost 53 years.
A year older than Streisand, Bob Dylan has an even more impressive chart career,
and scores his 66th Top 75 album and 38th Top 10 entry since 1964 with The
Bootleg Series Volume 14: More Blood, More Tracks (No.9, 10,508 sales), which
consists of previously unreleased 1974 recordings of songs which formed his 1975
No.4 album Blood On The Tracks. It is the third of 11 releases – Volumes 1-3
were a single release – in the ongoing Bootleg Series to make the Top 10.
Returning to the Top 10 after a three week absence, Ariana Grande’s Sweetener
moves 15-10 (9,210 sales) following the screening of Ariana Grande At The BBC on
BBC1 at primetime (8pm) on 1 November.
With sales of 21,927 in the week, A Star Is Born holds at No.2 for Lady Gaga &
Bradley Cooper, while fellow soundtrack set Bohemian Rhapsody remains in third
place for Queen (21,608 sales), who also stay at No.7 with their reactivated
2000 compilation The Platinum Collection (12,464 sales).
Sales of Andrea Bocelli’s Si held up well, slipping just 19.7% week-on-week –
about a third of the typical second week decline for No.1 debuts – as it falls
1-4 on consumption of 20,732 units.
Completing the Top 10 are The Greatest Showman soundtrack (4-5, 19,058 sales)
and Always In Between (6-8, 11,797 sales) by Jess Glynne.
Overall album sales are up 4.62% week-on-week at 1,811,401, 4.27% below same
week 2017 sales of 1,892,238. Sales-equivalent streams accounted for a record
1,024,256 sales, 56.54% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are up 7.20%
week-on-week at 787,145, 24.95% below same week 2017 sales of 1,048,799.
Ariana Grande scores the third No.1 of her career, with brand new track Thank U,
Next, dashing to a chart-topping debut although it didn’t drop until Sunday
(November 4), giving it fewer than five days to impact.
A break-up song, in which she namechecks four of her exes, Thank U, Next racked
up impressive sales of 72,881 copies (including 61,411 from sales-equivalent
streams) in its truncated timeframe – higher than a full seven-day tally from
any record for 13 weeks - and is Grande’s third No.1, although the first on
which she gets solo billing. The others, both from 2014: Problem (feat. Iggy
Azalea) and Bang Bang, credited to Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj. Thank
U, Next is also Grande’s ninth Top 10 hit and 24th Top 75 entry.
After two weeks at No.1, Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s Shallow – the breakout hit
from A Star Is Born – is derailed by Grande’s entrance, dipping to No.2 (46,703
Jess Glynne stopped by Strictly Come Dancing to perform new single Thursday last
week and, having previously moved 24-23-18, the track exploded. Jumping to No.7
(27,142 sales), it is the third Top 10 single from her second album, Always In
Between, and her 12th Top 10 single in all. The first Top 10 record to feature
Thursday in/as its title, it nestles up against the eighth Top 10 Friday hit,
Dave & Fredo’s Funky Friday (4-6, 36,250 sales).
Halsey scores her third Top 10 hit but her first in a solo capacity as Without
Me jumps 22-9 (25,915 sales). Rest of the Top 10: Woman Like Me (2-3, 39,565 sales) by Little Mix feat.
Nicki Minaj, Promises (3-4, 37,393 sales) by Calvin Harris & Sam Smith, Let You
Love Me (6-5, 36,367 sales) by Rita Ora, ZeZe (7-8, 25,922 sales) by Kodak Black
feat. Travis Scott & Offset and Sunflower (11-10, 25,570 sales) by Post Malone
feat. Swae Lee.
Overall singles sales are up 1.69% week-on-week at 16,161,950, 12.40% above same
week 2017 sales of 14,379,226. That is its highest level since the week before
video streams were included in the chart and stream conversion ratios were
lowered, 19 weeks ago. Paid-for sales are up 2.29% week-on-week at 864,011 and
are 21.42% below same week 2017 sales of 1,099,434. They are below same-week,
previous-year sales for the 275th week in a row. COMPLETE