Zayn has the World's No.1 Album after selling 213,000 copies this past week! The 23 year-old Superstar tops the current Global Album Chart with his solo debut 'Mind Of Mine'. The biggest sales were in the US (112,200) and it's the first time that a British male solo artist has opened at the top of the Billboard 200 Albums Chart with his solo album!

Zayn also debuted at No.1 on the official UK Album Chart selling 17,600 copies. He also debuted at No.1 in Australia and six other countries around the world, according to his label, RCA. The lead Single 'Pillowtalk', also debuted atop the World Singles Chart eight weeks ago and is no.11 globally this week, no.9 in the UK and no.4 in America!

The second highest debut is '10th Anniversary Best ~ 10Ks!', the first compilation album of the Japanese boy group Kat-Tun. The Album soars to No.2 on the global chart with 167,000 copies sold, according to Oricon.

Adele's '25' leaves the top two positions of the Global Chart for the first time in its 19 weeks on the chart! It's in 3rd position this week, after selling another 104,000 copies, and a whopping great total of 17,635,000 since its release on November 20!  '25' is currently no. 5 in the US.

The legendary American blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter, Joe Bonamassa, debuts at no.4 on this week's hitlist with his twelfth studio Album 'Blues Of Desperation' and sales of 81,000.

Rounding out the top five is Justin Bieber's 'Purpose' with 66,000 sales, and a total of 4,27 million since its release, 20 weeks ago! 'Purpose' is No.4 in the US.

Sia's '1000 Forms Of Fear' sold another 10.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 1,566,000 so far.

'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith sold another 10,000 units last week and has sold 6,481,000 units so far!

'Made In The A.M.' by One Direction has sold 2,192,000 copies so far.

'Anti' by Rihanna has sold a total of 730,000 so far! Rihanna’s song “Work” is the No. 1 single for the seventh week in a row in the US, with 96,000 downloads and more than 28 million streams. Rihanna’s album, “Anti” (Roc Nation), holds at No. 3 in America in its 10th week out.

Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself" was an international commercial success, reaching number one on the Canadian Hot 100, the Billboard Hot 100 (where it became Bieber's third consecutive number-one in both countries), and the UK Singles Chart. "Love Yourself" also topped the charts in Australia, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Sweden.

"Love Yourself" was first released as a promotional single after the release of Purpose, it was later announced as the album's official third radio single. In the United States, the song debuted at number four on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Bieber his ninth top ten song and his third consecutive top ten debut from Purpose. It also debuted at number two and four on the Digital Songs and Streaming Songs charts, respectively, with 141,000 downloads and 17.4 million streams. The following week, it descended to number seven on the Hot 100. Two weeks later, it ascended from seven to five on the Hot 100, meanwhile Bieber's "Sorry" and "What Do You Mean?" were at number two and four, respectively. Thus, when "Love Yourself" debuted at number four, Bieber had three concurrent songs in the Hot 100's top five, becoming the third act to achieve it since 50 Cent in 2005. Bieber and the The Beatles are the only acts to earn the honor as a lead artist on all three songs. On the chart dated 6 February 2016, "Love Yourself" ascended from three to two on the Hot 100, meanwhile Bieber's "Sorry" was at number one. With that, Justin Bieber became the 17th act in the Hot 100's history to rank at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously. He was the 11th act to hold the Hot 100's top two as a lead artist on both songs. The following week, "Love Yourself" replaced "Sorry" at number one, becoming his third consecutive number-one single. Thus, Bieber was the 12th artist to succeed himself in the Hot 100's 57-year history; the last artist before Bieber was The Weeknd, who is also from Canada. Additionally, Bieber's Purpose became the first album by a male artist to produce three number-one songs since Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds did so in 2006/2007.[16] After being replaced at the top of the Hot 100 by Zayn Malik's debut single as a solo artist "Pillowtalk" for one week, it returned to the number one position the following date. Also, "Love Yourself" replaced "Sorry" at the top of the Radio Songs chart with 144 million weekly audience, becoming Bieber's second number-one song on the chart. However, the next week, "Love Yourself" was replaced at the top by Rihanna's "Work" and descended to number two. The song has sold 1.5 million copies in the U.S. and is still the best-selling Song of the First Quarter of 2016!

In the United Kingdom, "Love Yourself" debuted at number three on the UK Singles Chart on 19 November 2015, after the release of Purpose. The following week, it rose to number two before replacing "Sorry" at the top of the chart on 4 December 2015. Bieber is the first artist to replace themselves at the chart's summit since Elvis Presley in 2005. "Love Yourself" marked Bieber's third consecutive chart-topping song in Britain. The following week, the song stayed at the top of the chart with 114,000 combined sales and "Sorry" stayed at number two, which made Bieber the first artist ever to knock himself off the top spot with both songs holding at 1 and 2 for two consecutive weeks. "Love Yourself" and "Sorry" remained at the same place the next week, which made Bieber the first artist ever to log four weeks at Numbers 1 and 2 consecutively, breaking the record previously held by The Beatles, who logged three consecutive weeks at Numbers 1 and 2 in 1967/68. "Love Yourself" was beaten to the top by NHS Choir's "A Bridge Over You" charity single by nearly 31,000 chart sales. However, the single rose to the number-one spot the next week, logging a fourth week at the summit and claiming the first number-one song of 2016. The following week, it remained at number one, making Bieber the first artist on the UK Singles Chart to occupy the top three spots on the chart at the same time with "Sorry" at number two and "What Do You Mean?" climbing one place to three. "Love Yourself" spent six non-consecutive weeks at number one. On 4 January 2016, the Official Charts Company announced that 'Love Yourself' had earned 719,000 combined sales.

In Australia, "Love Yourself" debuted at number three on the ARIA Singles Chart, after the release of Purpose, giving Bieber his fifth top-three single in the country. That week the singer had three songs inside the top ten: "Sorry", "Love Yourself" and "What Do You Mean?". Two weeks later, "Love Yourself" was the most streamed track in the country and rose to number two, also it earned a gold certification for sales of over 35,000 copies. In its fourth week, the song ascended from two to one, dethroning Adele's "Hello" and earning a platinum certification for sales of over 70,000 copies. With that, Bieber became the only act to have two number-one songs in 2015 following previous single "What Do You Mean?", which topped the chart during four consecutive weeks in September. The song stayed at the top of the chart the following two weeks. On its third week at number one, Bieber's 'Sorry' and "What Do You Mean?" were at number two and eight, respectively. With that, Bieber became the first act to dominate the top two positions since Macklemore did in 2013 with "Same Love" and "Thrift Shop". He also was the first act to have three singles inside the chart's top ten since 2012. The song is No.8 on the list for the most accumulated weeks at number one in the 2010s. Also, it is his longest running No.1 single in Australia. "Love Yourself" also topped the charts in Sweden, Ireland, New Zealand, The Netherlands and Denmark.

"love Yourself" was first number-one song of 2016 and has spent seven consecutive weeks at number one, which places Bieber at No.1 in the first Quarter chart of 2016!

It’s certainly true that Adele’s 25 was by far the best-selling Album of 2015. 25’s first week US sales figure (3.33m) was the biggest in Nielsen Soundscan history! Its full-year sales tally (7.44m) was bigger than the next five biggest LPs (Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Drake, Sam Smith) combined;
It was the biggest-selling CD album (5.02m), digital album (2.31m) and vinyl album (116k) of the year. Adele’s 25 is the US’s biggest annual seller since Usher’s Confessions back in 2004, which shifted 7.98m copies in the US that year. 50 Cent got close in 2003 (6.54m), Eminem pipped her in 2002 (7.61m) and NSync almost hit 10m sales back in 2000 (9.94m).

Globally, the album debuted at number one in over 25 countries and broke first-week sales records in multiple markets, including the United Kingdom; 25 eventually became the best-selling album of 2015 in the US and UK market and has sold over 19 million copies worldwide. Many journalists felt that the album impacted the music industry by encouraging the public to return to buying physical albums, instead of downloading or streaming.

25 continues to be the best-selling Album of 2016, with total sales of over 2,500,000 globally since January 1, 2016.

J-pop album jumps atop the Global Chart!

Posted on April 03, 2016


'Tennen Kinen Members Best Selection', the third compilation by Japanese rock band Ikimono Gakari starts with 137,000 sales according to Oricon. Adele's '25' remains at No.2 with 114,000 sales, a 4% sales decline compared to the previous week. Since its release in November 2015 the album has sold 17,53 million copies. Ten years after her last solo album, former No Doubt lead vocalist Gwen Stefani returns on the scene with 'This Is What The Truth Feels Like'. The album debuts at no.3 globally with 102,000 sales, 76,200 of it in the United States alone, another 4,800 units in United Kingdom, 4,500 in Canada and 1,800 in Australia. Gwen's former studio albums were big

'Love, Angel, Music, Baby' from 2004 sold around 8 million copies to date. Even more successful was No Doubt's 'Tragic Kingdom' from 1995 with the global single hit 'Don't Speak' (no.6 on the year-end chart 1997). This album sold approximately 16 million copies to date!

Back to this week's hitlist, right behind Gwen Stefani is the German indie-band AnnenMayKantereit at no.4 with their debut major album 'Alles Nix Konkretes' and 74,000 sales. Closing the top five is 68 year-old punk legend Iggy Pop. His 17th solo studio album in 40 years, 'Post Pop Depression', arrives at no.5 globally with 69,000 copies sold. Some additional sales stats: 'Revival' by Selena Gomez sold 9.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 671,000 so far, 'Get Weird' by Little Mix sold also 9,000 units last week, 669,000 so far, 'I Cry When I Laugh' by Jess Glynne sold 12,000 units last week and has a total of 923,000 units so far, 'Handwritten' by Shawn Mendes sold 778,000 copies so far, 'Blackstar' by David Bowie 1,643,000, and 'Blurryface' by Twenty One Pilots 984,000.


The song rises from No.2 to No.1 in its ninth week on the global chart. It's the first time ever, that a tune from Denmark reaches the top of the Global Track Chart! Aqua's "Barbie Girl" remained ten weeks at No.2 globally in 1997. But it was never No.1, because of Elton Johns superseller "Candle In The Wind".

Back to the current hitlist, 'Work' by Rihanna feat. Drake returns to No.2. Twenty One Pilots' "Stressed Out" jumps from No.5 to No.3 and celebrates a new peak on the Global Chart.

The highest debut of the week is the seven member Japanese boy band Kis-My-Ft2 with their new single smash 'Gravity'. The Single debuts at No.19.

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