Renaud is atop the current Global Album Chart with his 16th studio effort in more than 40 years. The self-titled LP debuts with sales of 310,000, with 287,300 of it in France (according to SNEP). The 63 year-old musician released his first album 'Amoureux De Paname' in 1975. Three of his many albums were million-sellers:'Morgane De Toi' from 1983, 'Mistral Gagnant' from 1985 and 'Boucan D'enfer' from 2002.

'Cleopatra', the second album of the American folk-rock band The Lumineers is at No.2 with sales this week of 147,000 in its first week in stores, 108,000 of it in the United States (according to Billboard) another 9,600 in United Kingdom (according to Music Week). The band's self-titled debut album from 2012 sold more around 2,8 million copies to date, driven by the single-smash 'Ho Hey', which was no.15 on the Year-End Chart 2013.

Third highest debut of the week is the 15th studio LP of German 'Schlager'-star Andrea Berg. 'Seelenbeben' debuts in 3rd place on the chart, selling just a few hundred copies less than the Lumineers 'Cleopatra'. Andrea Berg's biggest success was her 'Best Of' compilation from 2001. Although it peaked only at No.18 in Germany, it ranked 349 weeks on the official sales chart there (so far) and sold more than 2,5 million copies in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark and Benelux together.

Japanese girl group Perfume debuts at No.4 with new set 'Cosmic Explorer' and 124,000 sales mostly in Japan, according to Oricon.

American alternative metal band Deftones rounds up the top 5 with 'Gore' and sales of 110,000 sales. In this period of low record sales, all five of the World's top-selling Albums have six-digit sales. Some additional sales stats: '21' by Adele sold 15.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 27,948,000 so far, 'I Cry When I Laugh' by Jess Lynne sold 9,000 units last week, and 953,000 so far, 'Immortalized' by Disturbed sold 15,000 units last week and 586,000 units so far. 'Confident' by Demi Lovato sold 499,000 copies so far.' Delirium' by Ellie Goulding 666,000, and 'My Everything' by Ariana Grande 1,780,000.



Lukas Graham's "7 Years" is irremovable, at the top of the Global Track chart for a 4th straight week!

Mike Posner 's "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" remains at No.2.

Fifth Harmony's "'Work From Home" featuring Ty Dolla $ign reaches a new peak at no.3.

Drake's new smash 'One Dance' ft. Wizkid & Kyla jumps from No,17 to No.5.

Japanese idol girl group Keyakizaka46's "Silent Majority'" is this week's highest debut at no.11!


Sandaim 三代目J Soul Brothers' sixth studio LP 'The JSB Legacy', has debuted with sales of 476,000 in Japan alone, according to Oricon, and is the World's best-selling Album of the past week!

Japanese idol girl group BABYMETAL's second studio Album 'Metal Residtance' debuts at No.2. Unlike most Japanese Bands, Babymetal are successful outside of Japan. Already their self-titled debut from 2014 entered the charts in many countries around the globe. Now 'Metal Resistance' soars to No.2 in the global Album chart, only overtaken by Sandaime J Soul Brothers. 'Metal Resistance' found 160,000 buyers in its first week at retail, 132,900 of it in Japan, another 12,200 in the United States, 5,600 in United Kingdom and nearly 3,000 in France.

Lukas Graham's self-titled Album with its world hit single '7 Years', was originally released in June 2015 in their native country Denmark. It reached a five-time platinum certification there for 100,000 sales. Now, after its global release, the album is at no.4 on the global chart selling 82,000 in its first week. The Album has sold a total of 220,000 copies so far!

British rock supergroup, The Last Shadow Puppets, debuts at no.5 with their second album 'Everything You've Come To Expect' and sales of 68,000. The band's first album was released eight years ago and debuted at no.8 with 76,000 copies in the week 19, 2008.

Among all these new-entries, Adele's '25' is still going strong and resists at no.3 in its 20th week on the chart with sales of 85,000.It's the first week, that the chart topping Album sold less than 100,000 copies in a week.

Some additional sales stats: 'Chaos And The Calm' by James Bay sold 15.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 1,320,000 so far. 'I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful' by The 1975 sold 13,000 units last week, 325,000 so far. 'Untitled / Unmastered' by Kendrick Lamar sold 14,000 units last week and has a total of 285,000 units so far. 'Title' by Meghan Trainor sold 2,026,000 copies so far. 'Handwritten' by Shawn Mendes has sold a total of 800,000 copies.


Lukas Graham's sentimental smash hit '7 Years' defends its lead on the Global Track Chart for a third week.

Mike Posner's 'I Took A Pill In Ibiza' reaches a new peak and climbs to No.2.

'Work' by Rihanna feat. Drake is at no.3.

'Work From Home' by Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign set a new peak and jumps from no.7 to no.4.

twenty one pilots's 'Stressed Out' closes the top 5.


The sentimental smash '7 Years' by Danish pop group Lukas Graham remains atop the Global Track Chart for a second week.

"7 Years" is a song by Danish soul pop band Lukas Graham from their second studio album, 'Lukas Graham' (Blue Album). The song was released as a digital download on September 18, 2015 through Copenhagen Records. It has topped the charts in the Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the UK and Canada and gained successful chart appearances in other European countries. The Song is currently No.2 in the US, close behind Rihanna. The song was written by Lukas Forchammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Ristorp, and Morten "Pilo" Pilegaard. It was produced by Stefan Forrest and Morten Ristorp under their stage name Future Animals, and Pilegaard.

"7 Years" debuted at number 96 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. It became Lukas Graham's first single on the Hot 100. The following week, 13 February 2016, the song rose to number 57 on the chart. "7 Years" also debuted at number 28 on the US Digital Songs chart with 26,000 digital copies sold. "7 Years" reached number two by April 9, 2016, and became the highest-charting Danish act since "Apache" (1961) by Jørgen Ingmann.

On 12 February 2016, "7 Years" peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart, with combined weekly sales of 105,000 copies, including 3.65 million streams. The song became the first number-one single by a Danish act since Aqua's "Turn Back Time" (1998). On 11 March 2016, "7 Years" spent its fifth consecutive week at number-one, becoming the longest reigning number-one single by a Danish act. On 18 March 2016, "7 Years" was replaced by Mike Posner's "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" at number one, selling 261 copies less than Posner.

"7 Years" peaked at number one on the Australian Singles Chart, which makes Lukas Graham only the third Danish act to chart at number one since Cut 'N' Move's "Give It Up", and Aqua's "Barbie Girl" and "Doctor Jones".

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