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Global Chart Report

Tate McRae defends the pole position
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
by Fred Chuchel, Dresden


The 20 year-old Canadian singer, dancer and actress Tate Rosner McRae reigns the Global Track Chart for a second week with another 248,000 points, a 5,5% increase compared to the previous week. The song is the lead single from Tate McRae's upcoming second studio and was written by herself, Amy Allen, Jasper Harris, and One Republic lead singer Ryan Tedder. Broken down by segments 'Greedy' gets 172,000 points by streaming in the current week (up 6%), 29,000 points by sales (up 4%), and 47,000 points by airplay (up 4%). Tate McRae delivers also this week's highest debut, 'Exes', another new track from her upcoming album, bows at no.35 with 85,000 points. The former no.1 smashes, Taylor Swift's 'Cruel Summer' and Jung Kook's 'Seven', following still at no.2 with 215,000 points (down 3,5%), respectively at no.3 with 189,000 points (down 8%). Never before in history our two modern carol classics placed so high in the calendar week 48: Mariah

Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' rockets to no.10 with 143,000 points (up 58%) and Wham!'s 'Last Christmas' returns at no.20 with 109,000 points (up 55%). The latter improves to position 83 on the ALL TIME CHART with a total of 10,014,000 points and 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' ranks at no.8 there with massive 15,943,000 points. Outside our weekly Top 40 waiting among other 'El Amor De Su Vita' by Grupo Frontera feat. Grupo Firme at no.53, 'The Night We Met' by Lord Huron at no.58, and 'Can't Catch Me Now' by Olivia Rodrigo at no.59 for their first appearance on the big list. Jung Kook celebrates his third solo number one on the Track Chart and on the Global Album Chart he catapults also to the summit with his solo debut 'Golden'. The set bows easily there with massive 951,000 equivalent sales. Last week's leader, Taylor Swift's '1989 (Taylor's Version)', slides to the runner-up slot with another healthy 358,000 sales, after it started with stellar 2,221,000 sales the week before. Together with the sales of the original version, '1989' generated a total of 4,388,000 sales in 2023 and climbs at no.2 on the year-to-date list, only overtaken by Morgan Wallen's 'One Thing At A Time' with a total of 5,044,000 sales. 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 33,000 / 15,605,000, '21' by Adele 15,000 / 32,358,000, '25' by Adele 12,000 / 24,659,000, '30' by Adele 9,000 / 6,155,000, 'After Hours' by The Weeknd 24,000 / 8,605,000, 'Astroworld' by Travis Scott 16,000 / 8,069,000, the soundtrack to 'Barbie: The Album' 38,000 / 1,331,000, 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' by Post Malone 12,000 / 9,676,000, 'Certified Lover Boy' by Drake 21,000 / 6,095,000, 'Dangerous: The Double Album' by Morgan Wallen 40,000 / 8,549,000, 'Divide' by Ed Sheeran 19,000 / 20,325,000, 'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent' by Lewis Capaldi 18,000 / 6,746,000, 'Endless Summer Vacation' by Miley Cyrus 19,000 / 1,377,000, 'Equals' by Ed Sheeran 16,000 / 5,547,000, 'Evermore' by Taylor Swift 39,000 / 4,983,000, 'Fine Line' by Harry Styles 15,000 / 9,223,000, '5-Star' by Stray Kids 13,000 / 3,328,000, 'Folklore' by Taylor Swift 57,000 / 8,436,000, 'Future Nostalgia' by Dua Lipa 17,000 / 8,173,000, Génesis' by Peso Pluma 34,000 / 1,020,000, 'Goodbye & Good Riddance' by Juice WRLD 15,000 / 7,508,000, 'Happier Than Ever' by Billie Eilish 15,000 / 4,447,000, 'Harry's House' by Harry Styles 29,000 / 5,958,000, 'Her Loss' by Drake & 21 Savage 23,000 / 3,135,000, 'Hereos & Villains' by Metro Boomin 33,000 / 2,955,000, 'Hollywood's Bleeding' by Post Malone 19,000 / 9,785,000, 'Layover' by V 19,000 / 860,000, 'Legends Never Die' by Juice WRLD 10,000 / 6,211,000, 'Lover' by Taylor Swift 67,000 / 7,980,000, 'My Turn' by Lil Baby 19,000 / 5,864,000, 'Planet Her' by Doja Cat 12,000 / 5,325,000, 'Red (Taylor's Version)' by Taylor Swift 39,000 / 4,788,000, 'Renaissance' by Beyoncé 17,000 / 3,212,000, 'Scarlet' by Doja Cat 39,000 / 376,000, 'Scorpion' by Drake 15,000 / 9,328,000, 'Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon' by Pop Smoke 12,000 / 8,326,000, 'SOS' by SZA 57,000 / 4,567,000, 'Sour' by Olivia Rodrigo 38,000 / 8,843,000, 'Speak Now (Taylor's Version)' by Taylor Swift 49,000 / 2,196,000, 'Stoney' by Post Malone 10,000 / 7,707,000, 'Subtract' by Ed Sheeran 10,000 / 1,053,000, 'The Highlights' by The Weeknd 37,000 / 6,303,000, 'Un Verano Sin Ti' by Bad Bunny 28,000 / 5,919,000, 'Utopia' by Travis Scott 56,000 / 2,194,000, 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish 13,000 / 11,281,000, and 'X' by Ed Sheeran 5,000 / 13,610,000, 'Zach Bryan' by Zach Bryan 56,000 / 1,020,000.

GLOBAL NO.1 - 30 YEARS AGO ... "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" was released on August 30, 1993, as the first single from Meat Loaf's sixth album Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell (1993). The female voice in that extravagantly produced power ballad comes from Lorraine Crosby. The accompanying music video was directed by Michael Bay and is based on Beauty & The Beast and Phantom Of The Opera. "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" reached no.3 on the Year-End Chart 1993 with no.1 placements in almost all countries around the world and it earned Meat Loaf a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance.

Billboard Report
Drake's 'For All The Dogs' back at No.1
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
by Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust, Los Angeles

Drake’s For All the Dogs jumps back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (dated Dec. 2), for a second week atop the list, rising 4-1 with 145,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the

week ending Nov. 23 (up 102%), according to Luminate. Nearly all of its units were driven by streaming activity. The album’s return to the top is fueled largely by its deluxe reissue on Nov. 17 with six new songs, dubbed For All the Dogs Scary Hours Edition. All versions of the album are combined for tracking and charting purposes. Of For All the Dogs’ 145,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Nov. 23, SEA units comprise 141,500 (up 99%, equaling 190.23 million on-demand official streams of the set’s 29 tracks, inclusive of its six added songs), album sales comprise 2,000 (up 884%) and TEA units comprise 1,500 (up 456%). Taylor Swift’s chart-topping 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is a non-mover at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, earning 138,000 equivalent album units (down 14%). Dolly Parton’s Rockstar makes a splashy debut at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, scoring the legend her highest-charting album ever and her third top 10. She previously visited

the region with Blue Smoke (No. 6 in 2014) and Trio (her collaborative set with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris; No. 6 in 1987). Rockstar launches with 128,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Nov. 23. Of that sum, album sales comprise 118,500, SEA units comprise 8,000 and TEA units comprise 1,500. The arrival marks Parton’s biggest week, by units earned, since the chart began measuring by units in December 2014. Further, with 118,500 copies sold, Parton achieves her biggest sales week for an album in the modern era, since Luminate began electronically tracking sales in 1991. She more than doubles her previous biggest week, notched in 1993 when Slow Dancing With the Moon sold 50,500 copies in its second week on the chart (rising 54-19 on the March 20, 1993-dated list). The star-studded Rockstar was promoted as Parton’s first rock album (she’s primarily released country music in her nearly 60-year career), and its recording was sparked by Parton’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2022. The 30-song set has a mix of original songs and covers, and boasts a cavalcade of guest stars — 40 in all. Among them are Pat Benatar, Miley Cyrus, Melissa Etheridge, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Elton John, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Chris Stapleton, Ringo Starr, Sting and Steven Tyler. Rockstar’s first-week sales were bolstered by its availability across a variety of editions and formats, in addition to some non-traditional music retailers including Cracker Barrel, Dollar General and HSN. The album’s CD edition was available in four editions — a standard version and three variants, each with alternative cover art: for HSN, with three bonus tracks; a Dallas Cowboys version, and a Tennessee Volunteers edition with a bonus track. The latter two were tied to a pair of high-profile live TV performances from Parton: during the Georgia Bulldogs vs. Tennessee Volunteers football game on Nov. 19, and during halftime of the Washington Commanders vs. Dallas Cowboys football game on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23). Enhypen nabs its third top 10-charting effort on the Billboard 200 as Orange Blood bows at No. 4 with 90,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, album sales comprise 87,000, SEA units comprise 3,000 (equaling 4.68 million on-demand official streams of the set’s songs) and TEA units comprise a negligible sum. The Korean pop ensemble previously hit the top 10 with Dark Blood (No. 4, in June) and Manifesto: Day 1 (No. 6, 2022). Nearly all of Orange Blood’s first-week activity was generated by CD sales (86,000), enhanced by the album’s availability across a dozen collectible CD packages (including exclusive versions sold by Barnes & Noble, Target and Walmart; all with branded merchandise inside, some with randomized elements). The top 10 of the Billboard 200 is rounded out by six former No. 1s: Morgan Wallen’s One Thing at a Time is steady at No. 5 (68,000 equivalent album units earned; down less than 1%); Taylor Swift’s Midnights rises 7-6 (56,000; up 9%); Stray Kids’ ROCK-STAR falls 1-7 in its second week (51,000; down 77%); Taylor Swift’s Lover bolts 14-8 (nearly 51,000; up 16%); Taylor Swift’s Folklore climbs 18-9 (45,000; up 22%); and SZA’s SOS bumps 12-10 (44,000; up less than 1%). (Many albums on the chart, including Swift’s Midnights, Lover and Folklore, see sizable sales gains owed to holiday shopping promotions and early Black Friday campaigns that kicked in during the tracking week.) Jack Harlow “Lovin on Me” lifts to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, a week after it debuted at No. 2. The song becomes the rapper’s third leader on the list. Released on Generation Now/Atlantic, it becomes the 1,160th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 65-year history. It drew 23.6 million streams (up 6%) and 20.8 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 71%) and sold 11,000 downloads (down 10%) in the Nov. 17-23 tracking week, according to Luminate. (The song entered a week earlier at No. 2, with 22.2 million streams, 12.2 million in radio audience and 12,000 sold, following its Nov. 10 release.) The single scores a second week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart; holds at its No. 2 high on Digital Song Sales; and debuts at No. 32 on Radio Songs. Harlow achieves his third Hot 100 leader, following “First Class” (No. 1 for three weeks in April-May 2022) and “Industry Baby,” with Lil Nas X (No. 1, one week, October 2021). Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” falls to No. 2 on the Hot 100 following four nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1. It rules Radio Songs for a sixth week (68.8 million, down 7%). Doja Cat’s “Paint the Town Red” holds at No. 3 on the Hot 100, after it led for three nonconsecutive weeks beginning in September. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” dashes 17-4 on the Hot 100, with 22 million streams (up 57%), 15.6 million airplay audience impressions (up 105%) and 3,000 sold (up 70%) Nov. 17-23. The song, originally released in 1994, hit the Hot 100’s top 10 for the first time in December 2017. In December 2019, it ascended to the summit at last, for three weeks that holiday season. It became the second holiday song ever to reign, after “The Chipmunk Song,” by The Chipmunks with David Seville, spent four weeks at No. 1 beginning in December 1958. SZA’s “Snooze” slips 4-5 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2. Zach Bryan’s “I Remember Everything,” featuring Kacey Musgraves, keeps at No. 6 on the Hot 100, after it led for a week upon its debut in September. Tate McRae’s “Greedy” rises 8-7 on the Hot 100, a week after it became her first top 10. Brenda Lee dances merrily back onto the Hot 100 at No. 8 with “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” which re-enters with 22 million official streams (up 57%), 15.4 million in airplay audience (up 83%) and 2,000 sold (up 308%). It has spent nine weeks at its No. 2 high since it first reached the rank in December 2019; it was originally released in 1958 and hit a prior No. 14 peak in 1960. For its 65th anniversary, the song received its first official video (featuring cameos from Tanya Tucker and Trisha Yearwood) Nov. 3. Swift’s “Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version) [From the Vault]” slides 5-9 on the Hot 100, three weeks after it debuted as her 11th No. 1. Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Tyla earns her first visit to the region with her first entry on the chart, “Water,” which rises 15-10. The song drew 38.4 million in airplay audience (up 24%) and 14.4 million streams (up 49%) and sold 2,000 (up 19%) Nov. 17-23, helped by two remixes, with Marshmello and Travis Scott, respectively, released Nov. 17.

Record Of The Month
'Según Quién' comes from Maluma's sixth studio album 'Don Juan',
a collab with Mexican singer / songwriter Carín León.

United Kingdom
Music Week Report
Jack Harlow remains at the top
Monday, November 27, 2023
by Alan Jones, London

No.1 on debut last week, Lovin On Me continues to pace the pack, securing second week supremacy on consumption of 52,688 units (1,757 digital downloads, 50,931 sales-equivalent streams) for Jack Harlow. That’s a 13.58% increase week-on-week, and the highest for a No.1 single for 10 weeks. While

Lovin On Me sustains, the song that debuted at No.2 last week – Houdini by Dua Lipa – suffers a 42.39% dip in consumption to 23,583 units, and slides to No.7, allowing Prada (3-2, 34,791 sales) by Cassö, Raye & D-Block Europe to claim runners-up slot for the fifth time in seven weeks and a place in the Top 5 for the 11th week in a row, despite having its lowest sale for seven weeks. Harlow and Lipa’s arrival in harness at the top last week marked the first time in a little over eight years (421 weeks, to be precise) that the Top 2 have been debuts by different artists. The once commonplace occurrence – it has happened well over 100 times in chart history – was realised then by Adele opening at No.1 with Hello and Justin Bieber at No.2 with Sorry. Since then, we have had two instances of a brand new Top 2, but in both cases it was achieved by a single artist. In January 2017, Ed Sheeran became the first artist to debut at No.1 and No.2 simultaneously with

Shape Of You and Castle On The Hill. And, just three weeks ago, Taylor Swift became the second, thanks to Taylor’s Versions of Is It Over Now? and Now That We Don’t Talk. The latter Swift track has since exited the Top 10, though Is It Over Now? rallies 7-6 (25,117 sales), while 2019 cut Cruel Summer also bounces, moving 9-8 (22,388 sales). Stick Season continues to grow for Noah Kahan, climbing 5-4 (31,435 sales), even as his album of the same title falls 6-14. Greedy returns to its peak (4-3, 33,588 sales) for 20-year-old Canadian Tate McRae who also has the week’s highest debut and her eighth hit with Exes (No.12, 18,634 sales). Both tracks are from her second album, Think Later, which drops in two weeks. Also rallying, but below their peaks, are Water (8-5, 29,159 sales) by Tyla and My Love Mine All Mine (11-10, 18,965 sales) by Mitski. The first four of Chase & Status’ six Top 10 hits each spent just one week in the top tier but their big 2023 comeback has seen first Becky Hill collaboration Disconnect and now Bou, Irah, Flowdan, Trigga & Takura collaboration Baddadan spend 10 weeks in the Top 10. After two earlier Top 10 runs of a fortnight each, Baddadan has the sixth week of its current run in that portion of the chart, rallying 10-9 (21,594 sales). Overall singles sales are up 0.41% week-on-week to 27,740,841 units, 15.33% above same week 2022 consumption of 24,053,443 units. Paid-for sales are down 9.31% week-on-week at 270,545 – 3.74% below same week 2022 sales of 281,059. Their first two studio albums peaked at No.2 – behind The Pretenders and The Police in 1980 – but Madness finally secure their first No.1 studio album with their lucky 13th release, Theatre Of The Absurd Presents C’est La Vie, hereafter called C’est La Vie. Proving that timing is everything, it tops the chart despite modest first week consumption of 18,024 units (10,324 CDs, 5,507 vinyl albums, 574 cassettes, 1,233 digital downloads and 386 sales-equivalent streams). Although it peaked at No.2 in January 1980, Madness’ first album, One Step Beyond, made its chart debut in November 1979. The 44 years that have elapsed since then mark the longest time from debut to first No.1 with a studio album for an act. Reluctant to accept her invitation to join The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame last year, country legend Dolly Parton eventually acceded, and set about recording her rockiest album yet, Rockstar, a sprawling 30-song, 141-minute set, which debuts this week at No.5 (7,195 sales), becoming her fifth Top 10 and 23rd Top 75 entry. It consists almost entirely of covers and collaborations, many of them with bona fide rock stars such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin. The 77-year-old is joined on Let It Be by Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr, on Heart Of Glass by Debbie Harry and on Every Breath You Take by Sting. Six weeks after debuting at No.1, For All The Dogs rebounds 24-3 (10,762 sales) for Drake, following the release of a new ‘Scary Hours’ edition, featuring six additional tracks, last Friday (17th). After three weeks at No.1, 1989 (Taylor’s Version) dips to No.2 (14,372 sales) for Taylor Swift. The rest of the Top 10: Hackney Diamonds (8-4, 7,500 sales) by The Rolling Stones, Guts (9-6, 7,043 sales) by Olivia Rodrigo, Diamonds (12-7, 6,411 sales) by Elton John, The Highlights (13-8, 6,187 sales) by The Weeknd, 1967-1970 (2-9, 6,037 sales) by The Beatles and Folklore (16-10, 5,881 sales) by Taylor Swift. Overall album sales are up 2.66% week-on-week at 2,477,954, 17.38% above same week 2022 sales of 2,111,064. Perhaps surprisingly that is the highest so far in the 2020s. The last time album consumption was higher was in the last week of 2019 - 204 weeks ago – when consumption was 2,641,650. Physical product accounts for 425,175 sales, 17.16% of the total.