6ix9ine's 'Gooba' debuts at no.2
Thursday, May 21, 2020
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden
There are two big
debuts this week, who have delivered a head-to-head race: 'Stuck With
U' by Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber and 'Gooba' by 6ix9ine. The ladder
won the fight and starts at no.2 globally with 303,000 points. It's
the biggest success of the controversial American rapper so far. The
song and its accompanying video was recorded under house arrest,
stemming from the trial of the Nine Trey Gangsters, which 6ix9ine
references in the song. In 2015, 6ix9ine pled guilty to a felony count
of use of a child in a sexual performance, and received a four year
probation period and a 1,000-hour community service order. In 2018, he
was arrested on racketeering, weapons, and drugs charges. He pled
guilty to nine charges including conspiracy to murder and armed
robbery in February 2019, and was given a two-year prison sentence
after testifying for the prosecution. In April 2020, he was granted
early release during the Covid19 pandemic following
fears over his
vulnerability to the disease due to his asthma condition, and was put
on house arrest for the remainder of his term. Shy behind 'Gooba' bows
'Stuck With U' at no.3 with 295,000 points. This collaboration of
Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber is a charity project. All net proceeds
from the track will be donated to the "First Responders Children's
Foundation". The money will fund scholarships of children of frontline
workers whose lives have been affected by the Covid19 pandemic. But
despite the big success of 'Gooba' and 'Stuck With U', these two
calibers had not enough power to replace 'Blinding Lights' by The
Weeknd from the top. The song remains for a consecutive 14th week at
the summit with another 381,000 points, a 4% decline compared to the
previous week. Meanwhile the song rises to no.176 on the
ALL TIME CHART
with a total of
8,163,000 points so far. Outside our weekly
Top 40 waiting among other 'Salt' by Ava Max at no.44 and 'In Your Eyes' by Robin Schulz feat. Alida at no.45 for their first appearance on the big list.
Canadian rapper dominate this week's Global Album Chart: The Weeknd
ranks at no.4 with 'After Hours' and another 83,000 sales (1,456,000
totally), Drake remains at no.2 with the mixtape 'Dark Lane Demo
Tapes' and 124,000 sales (449,000 totally), and new at no.1 is Navraj
Singh Goraya, known by his stage name Nav. Born on November 3, 1989 in
Toronto and raised in Rexdale, Ontario, he is of Punjabi descent; his
parents are Sikhs originally from the northern state of Punjabi in
India. Nav's third studio album 'Good Intentions' bows with 157,000
initially sales, 135,000 of it from the United States, 10,000 from
Canada (both figures from Billboard / Nielsen Music), another 3,000
are from United Kingdom (according to OCC). 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 9,000 / 11,458,000,
'21' by Adele 10,000 / 30,073,000, '25' by Adele 10,000 / 22,432,000,
the 'A Star Is Born' soundtrack 16,000 / 5,861,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott
4,706,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 26,000 / 6,779,000,
'Blame It On Baby' by DaBaby 33,000 / 346,000,
'Calm' by 5 Seconds Of Summer 16,000 / 369,000, 'Changes' by Justin Bieber 35,000 /
1,143,000, 'Circles' by Mac Miller 10,000 / 576,000, 'Cuz I Love You'
by Lizzo 16,000 / 1,686,000, 'Death Race For Love' by Juice WRLD
18,000 / 1,763,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 27,000 / 16,049,000,
'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 44,000 /
2,635,000, 'Eternal Atake' by Lill Uzi Vert 53,000 / 1,297,000, 'Evolve' by
Imagine Dragons 10,000 / 5,166,000, 'Fine Line' by Harry Styles 47,000
/ 2,004,000, 'Free Spirit' by Khalid 14,000 / 2,139,000, the 'Frozen
II' soundtrack 33,000 / 1,674,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice
WRLD 24,000 / 3,155,000, 'Happiness Begins' by Jonas Brothers 9,000 /
1,453,000, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith 5,000 / 8,456,000,
'Indigo' by Chris Brown 12,000 / 1,416,000, 'Invasion Of Privacy' by
Cardi B 11,000 / 3,464,000, 'Lover' by Taylor Swift 25,000 /
3,493,000, 'Manic' by Halsey 18,000 / 897,000, 'Map Of The Soul: 7' by
BTS (Bangtan Boys) 36,000 / 5,569,000, 'Map Of The Soul: Persona' by
BTS (Bangtan Boys) 6,000 / 4,429,000, 'Music To Be Murdered By' by
Eminem 25,000 / 1,433,000, 'No.6 Collaborations' by Ed Sheeran 26,000
/ 3,447,000, 'Over It' Summer Walker 17,000 / 1,244,000, 'Please
Excuse Me For Being Antisocial' by Roddy Ricch 36,000 / 1,805,000,
'Question Mark' by XXXTentacion 21,000 / 4,521,000, 'Rare' by Selena
Gomez 22,000 / 765,000, 'Reputation' by Taylor Swift 3,000 /
5,249,000, 'Romance' by Camila Cabello 14,000 / 828,000, 'Scorpion' by
Drake 20,000 / 6,529,000, 'Seven' by Lil Nas X 11,000 / 1,351,000,
'Shawn Mendes' by Shawn Mendes 10,000 / 2,860,000, 'So Much Fun' by
Young Thug 14,000 / 1,412,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 17,000 /
5,591,000, 'Thank U, Next' by Ariana Grande 16,000 / 3,716,000, 'The
Greatest Showman' soundtrack 18,000 / 7,906,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran
10,000 / 12,297,000.
GLOBAL NO.1 - 30 YEARS AGO...
was released on March 27, 1990 as the lead single of the soundtrack
album I'm Breathless (1990). Madonna was inspired by vogue dancers and
choreographers Jose Gutierez Xtravaganza and Luis Xtravaganza from the
Harlem House Ball community, the origin of the dance form, and they
introduced Vogueing to her at the Sound Factory club in New York City.
"Vogue" is an upbeat house song which set trends in dance music in the
1990s with strong influences of 1970s disco within its composition. It
also contains a spoken section, in which Madonna name-checks various
golden-era Hollywood celebrities. Lyrically, the song is about
enjoying oneself on the dance floor no matter who one is, and it
contains a theme of escapism. "Vogue" reached the no.1 spot in the
United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Italy, Spain,
Portugal, Sweden, Norway, and New Zealand. At the end of the year 1990
the song landed at the runner-up slot of the Global Countdown Chart
with a total of 8.575.000 points.
Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber 'Stuck With U' at no.1
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles
Ariana Grande and
Justin Bieber's "Stuck With U" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100
songs chart. The duet launches as Grande's third Hot 100 leader and
Bieber's sixth, and their
Notably, Grande and Bieber each make their third debut at No. 1 on the
Hot 100, joining Mariah Carey and Drake as the only artists with that
many starts at the summit.
"Stuck With U," released at midnight ET on May 8 on Silent / Raymond
Braun / SchoolBoy / Republic / Def Jam, begins as the 1,101st No. 1 in the Hot
100's 61-year history, and the 38th to debut at the summit. "Stuck With U" starts at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales
chart with 108,000 downloads sold in the week ending May 14, according
to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
The song was on sale in a variety of physical/digital combination
offerings during the tracking week, including copies autographed by
Grande and Bieber. Consumers could purchase cassette, CD and vinyl
singles, each with a digital download; the download would be sent to
consumers upon purchase, with physical versions due to arrive at a later
date. The track is the first to crack the 100,000-sold barrier
in a single week in
over a year, since Taylor Swift's "Me!," featuring Brendon Urie, soared
in with 193,000 (May 11, 2019), also enhanced by a physical/digital
retail model. "Stuck With U" opens at No. 4 on
Streaming Songs with 28.1 million U.S. streams in the week ending May
The track bounds 43-33 on the Radio Songs chart with 26.3 million
audience impressions in the week ending May 17, following its first full
week of availability. Among format-specific airplay charts, It jumps
25-19 on Adult Pop Songs and 28-23 on Pop Songs and debuts at No. 28 on
Adult Contemporary and No. 38 on Rhythmic Songs.
A week after soaring from No. 6 to No. 1 on the Hot 100, Doja Cat's "Say
So," featuring Nicki Minaj, drops to No. 2. It also falls to No. 2 after
a week atop Digital Song Sales (29,000, down 57%); holds at No. 2 on
Radio Songs (100.7 million, up 6%); and slips 4-5 on Streaming Songs
(26.2 million, down 14%).
6ix9ine's "Gooba" enters the Hot 100 at No. 3, as it launches as his
first No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart with 55.3 million U.S. streams,
following its May 8 release. The song is just the third non-holiday
title to reach that weekly streaming level this year, following Roddy
Ricch's "The Box" and Drake's "Toosie Slide."
"Gooba" starts at No. 3 on Digital Song Sales with 24,000 sold (and was
available on May 14 in a CD/download combination). It also drew 172,000
in radio reach in the tracking week.
The rapper adds his second Hot 100 top 10 and ties best career rank.
"FEFE," featuring Minaj and Murda Beatz, reached No. 3 in August 2018.
"Gooba" concurrently crowns the multi-metric Hot Rap Songs chart upon
its debut, marking 6ix9ine's first No. 1 on the ranking.
As for "Stuck With U" and "Gooba" entering the Hot 100 simultaneously,
the chart boasts two debuts in the top three in the same week for the
first time in four-and-a-half years, since Adele's "Hello" and Bieber's
"Sorry" started at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, on Nov. 14, 2015.
The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" descends 3-4 on the Hot 100, after four
weeks on top. It rules Radio Songs for a sixth week, with 114.6 million
audience impressions, essentially even week-over-week. It also becomes
his first No. 1 on the Adult Pop Songs airplay survey.
Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage," featuring Beyoncé, retreats to No. 5 on
the Hot 100 a week after rising to its No. 2 high, while claiming top
Airplay Gainer honors (61.7 million, up 21%) for a third consecutive
Drake's "Toosie Slide" descends 4-6 on the Hot 100, following its
one-week reign; Roddy Ricch's "The Box" drops 5-7, after it dominated
for 11 weeks; and DaBaby's "Rockstar," featuring Ricch, hits a new high
at No. 8, lifting from No. 9, while winning the top Streaming Gainer nod
(31.7 million, up 12%).
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Dua Lipa's "Don't Start Now" falls
6-9, after peaking at No. 2, and Post Malone's "Circles" backtracks
8-10, following its three-week rule, as it logs a record-extending 37th
week in the top 10. NAV nabs his second No. 1 album on the Billboard
200 chart, as Good Intentions starts atop the tally. The album was
released on May 8 via XO/Republic Records, and earned 135,000 equivalent
album units in the week ending May 14, according to Nielsen Music/MRC
Data. Of its total starting unit sum, album sales comprise over half of
that figure -- 73,000, with nearly all of the sales driven by
merchandise/album bundles sold via NAV’s official webstore.
NAV’s Good Intentions follows the rapper-singer’s last release, Bad
Habits, which landed him his first No. 1 in April of 2019. It launched
with 82,000 units earned in its first week. Of Good Intentions’ first-week unit figure of 135,000, album sales
comprise 73,000, SEA units total 62,000 (equaling 84.8 million on-demand
streams of the album’s songs during the tracking week) and under 1,000
are in TEA units.Nearly all of Good Intentions’ album sales were fueled
by merchandise/album bundles. On the final day of the tracking week (May
14), NAV’s webstore had 100 different merchandise/album bundles
available associated with the Good Intentions album. In addition, there
were 18 physical format/digital album offerings (six CDs, six vinyl LPs
and six cassettes).
At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Kehlani achieves her highest charting
album and biggest week ever in total units earned, as It Was Good Until
It Wasn’t debuts with 83,000 equivalent album units. Of that sum, 56,000
are in SEA units (equating to 74.68 million on-demand streams of the
album’s songs), 25,000 are in album sales (aided by more than 20
merchandise/album bundles) and 1,000 in TEA units.
It Was Good Until It Wasn’t surpasses the singer-songwriter’s previous
high, logged when her last full-length studio set, SweetSexySavage,
debuted and peaked at No. 3 (chart dated Feb. 18, 2017 with 58,000
units). The new album is her third top 10 effort, as she also hit No. 9
with the While We Wait mixtape in 2019 (March 9).
Drake’s Dark Lane Demo Tapes slips from No. 2 to No. 3 in its second
week on the list, earning 79,000 units (down 64 percent). Of that sum,
77,000 are in SEA units (equaling 105.5 million on-demand streams),
nearly 2,000 are in album sales and 1,000 are in TEA units. The 14-track
album has no merchandise/album bundles available, nor a physical format
album on the market. It’s charting solely from streaming activity and a
download album available at traditional digital retailers (iTunes,
When Dark Lane Demo Tapes opened at No. 2 a week ago with 223,000 units,
it was runner-up to Kenny Chesney’s Here and Now with 233,000 units
(powered by sales driven from a concert ticket/album sale redemption
offer with his upcoming tour). Here and Now falls from No. 1 to No. 38
in its second week, with 15,000 units (down 93 percent).
Back in the new top 10, Lil Baby’s former No. 1 My Turn slips from No. 3
to No. 4 with 72,000 equivalent album units earned (down 28 percent).
Rapper Lil Durk scores his second top five-charting album, and best week
ever in units earned, as Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 enters at No. 5 with
57,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, 53,000 are in SEA
units (equating to 74.67 million on-demand streams of the set’s songs in
its first week), 3,000 are in album sales and 1,000 are in TEA units.
Lil Durk previously reached the top 10 with Love Songs 4 the Streets 2,
which debuted and peaked at No. 4 in August of 2019 with his previous
high-water mark for units: 44,000.
DaBaby’s previous No. 1 Blame It on Baby falls from No. 4 to No. 6 with
45,000 equivalent album units (down 7 percent).
Bad Bunny achieves his third top 10 album in less than a year, as his
surprise release Las Que No Iban a Salir debuts at No. 7 with 42,000
equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, 33,000 are in SEA units
(equaling 46.2 million on-demand streams for the set’s 10 songs), 8,000
are in album sales (aided by a small number of merchandise/album
bundles) and less than 1,000 are in TEA units. The new album debuts with
less than five days of activity, as the set was surprise-released last
Sunday, May 10. Most new albums are released at shortly after midnight
on Friday morning each week, the first day of the Nielsen Music/MRC Data
tracking week, and also the day that is generally regarded as when new
albums are released globally.
Rounding out the top 10 are a trio of former No. 1s: Lil Uzi Vert’s
Eternal Atake (5-8 with 42,000 units; down 7 percent), The Weeknd’s
After Hours (6-9 with 40,000 units; down 9 percent) and Post Malone’s
Hollywood Bleeding (8-10 with 37,000 units; down 4 percent).
Record Of The Month
'Death Bed' is a song by Canadian rapper Powfu,
which features a sample of the 2017 tune 'Coffee' by Filipino / British singer,
songwriter Beabadoobee. The commercial release of the song was delayed by a year
due to the clearance of the 'Coffee' sample. It was finally released to
streaming and download services in February 2020.
Music Week Report
DaBaby tops the chart with Rockstar
Monday, May 18, 2020
by Alan Jones, London
Four weeks after it first landed on the singles chart as a track from
his Blame It On Baby album DaBaby's Rockstar emerge triumphantly from a
tight race to sit proudly at the top. The American trap star enjoys his
first No.1 single exactly five months to the day since he first
registered on the British charts as the guest star on Camila
Cabello's My Oh My.
Rockstar climbs fives places to the top with an overall sale of 44,879 of which
only 1,704 were paid downloads. For the second week running that's a notably low
figure, the smallest chart-topping sale since Clean Bandit reached the summit
with solo on a sale of 41,584 in June 2018. The rapid-fire rap hit also provides
invited guest Roddy Ricch with his own career high, a first-ever chart-topper
and his second Top 3 smash hit of the year following his own hit The Box which
peaked at No.2 back in February.
With Drake's Toosie Slide dipping to No.2 (39,542 sales) it means we have now
had four brand new No.1 hits in as many weeks, a rate of turnover at the top of
the charts not seen since April 2018. Completing the Top 3 is Say So from Doja
Cat, its sales up slightly on last week's total at 38,765. It is technically a
charity single, all revenues in aid of the First Response Children's Foundation,
but that aspect appears to have been largely incidental to
the appeal of the highest new entry of the week. As far as Britain is
concerned Stuck With U is just another pop hit, although one which notably teams
Ariana Grande with Justin Bieber in a relatively fresh matchup. The single lands
at No.4 with a chart sale of 37,614, a landmark 20th Top 10 hit for Bieber and a
16th for Grande. Paid downloads represent just 2% of its weekly sales total.
His career briefly derailed by an annoying inability to stay out of prison,
Tekashi 6ix9ine should in theory still be in the middle of a two year sentence.
But with the Covid-19 pandemic commuting his incarceration to house arrest he
has wasted little time in returning to both microphone and singles charts.
Comeback single Gooba, a typically strident rap rant blasting his apparently
numerous haters, smashes its way to No.6 (32,637 sales). It is 6ix9ine's biggest
chart single to date, beating the No.9 peak he reached with Kika in December
2018, a track notable for Radio 1 playing precisely six seconds of it on the
chart show before never speaking of it again.
The rest of the Top 10: Death Bed by Powfu (No.5, 32,765 sales), Blinding Lights
by The Weeknd (No.7, 30,964 sales), Rover by S1mba (No.8, 29,791 sales), Savage
by Megan Thee Stallion (No.9, 29,742 sales), and Dinner Guest by AJ Tracey
(No.10, 24,998 sales). Exiting the Top 10 are Times Like These by Live Lounge
Allstars (No.28, 13,604 sales) and Drake's album cut Chicago Freestyle which
drops 10-30 (13,159 sales) as the initial rush of streams from his Dark Lane
Demo Tapes mixtape fades rapidly away.
Singles sales are down 1.87% week on week at 20,542,653. With the charity taps
turned off for the moment paid-for sales are down well over 10% week on week to
601,409, their lowest level for six weeks.Your chart analyst would much prefer to talk of historic highs rather than
lows, but some things are hard to sugar coat. Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia album
rebounds back to the top of the charts for its third visit and fourth week in
total but does so on a chart sale of a mere 7,317 copies. That's a brand new
21st-century low point, a smaller sale than the 7,948 with which Blossoms'
self-titled album sneaked to the summit in August 2016.
The artists chart Top 3 is sewn up by Lewis Capaldi, back up to No.2 with
Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (7,126 sales), and Drake's Dark Lane
Demo Tapes which (toosie) slides its way down two places to No.3 (6,697 sales).
As lead singer of Paramore, Hayley Williams has already enjoyed an extensive
chart career, two of their five chart albums having reached the very top and all
with cumulative sales of 1,621,346 to date. The group remain a going concern,
but Williams took advantage of a planned hiatus following their last tour to
assemble her first solo album. At one stage looking like it stood a chance of
topping the charts in what was a very tight midweek race, Petals For Armor
instead opens its account at No.4 with 5,997 chart sales.
No.15 upon first release in 2018, I’ll Remember You by former BGT finalists The
D-Day Darlings has been repackaged with four new tracks and duly re-enters the
charts this week. The “celebration edition” adds 5,861 copies to its cumulative
sales to date of 71,203 to reach a brand new peak of No.5.
Her debut album SweetSexySavage reached No.26 in 2017, but R&B singer Kehlani
enjoys a far stronger showing this week with her second full release (a mixtape,
While We Wait, reached No.47 in March last year). Her best chart showing of her
career so far, It Was Good Until It Wasn't smashes its way to No.10 with a sale
Overall albums sales hold steady at 1,776,169, a slide of just 0.68% week on
week. Physical sales are up 10.04% week on week to 261,651, much of which you
can indeed attribute to the arrival of Now 105 on the market. Indeed, physical
sales of compilation albums are up 70.9% to 76,028 (pushing their market share
above 50% for the first time in eight weeks), Now 105 accounting for fully one
third of that total.