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Blue-eyed soul smash 'All About That Bass' by 20 year-old American newcomer Meghan Trainor is no.1 on the Global Track Chart! The song overtakes Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off', which held the top-position for 4 non-consecutive weeks. This week Taylor slips to no.2.

 

'Bang Bang' by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj reaches a new peak at no.3 while 'Prayer In C (Robin Schluz Remix)' by Lilly Wood & The Prick slips one slot to no.4. At no.5 this week is 'Maps' by Maroon 5.

 

There's only one debut on this week's Top 20: 'Himkaeme I Love You' by HTK 48 enters the chart at no.8. It's the second Top 10 hit for the Japanese sister group of AKB 48. 


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Taylor Swift's '1989' reigns for a seventh straight week with another 307.000 copies sold, the only album with more than 200.000 sales last week. Ed Sheeran's 'X' holds tight at no.2 with 183.000 units sold and Sam Smith's 'In The Lonely Hour' is back in the top three after selling 144.000 copies. There are four new entries this week, two soundtracks, 'Into The Woods' and 'Annie' bow at no.17 with 53.000 sales and no.22 with 37.000 sales. Taiwanese musician Jay Chou lands at no.19 with his 13th album 'Aiyo, Not Bad'. It sold a massive 46.000 copies in South-East Asia, especially in Taiwan and China.


The final debut is a tribute album to the recently deceased legendary Austrian singer and songwriter Udo Jürgens. The set 'Mitten Im Leben: Das Tribute Album' comes in at no.30 with 29.000 sales.


'Cheek To Cheek' by Tony Bennett & Lady GaGa sold 19.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 889.000 so far worldwide. 'Midnight Memories' by One Direction sold 10.000 units last week ad a total of 4.275.000 so far. 'Ultraviolence' by Lana Del Rey sold 19.000 units last week and has sold a total of 1.241.000 units worldwide so far.  'Xscape' by Michael Jackson has sold 1.534.000 copies, 'My Everything' by Ariana Grande 1.171.000, and 'Never Been Better' by Olly Murs 505.000.


 

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Barbra Streisand has the World's best-selling Album this week and the largest sales week for a female artist so far this year! Nearly 50 years after her first no.1 album in America, the legendary Songstress is top of the US and World's best-selling Albums charts with her 36th album 'Partners'. She is the only Artist to go to no.1 in America in each of the last six decades!



The Album sold 281.000 copies its first week, 195.700 of those in the USA, 38.100 in United Kingdom and 13.000 in Canada. The 72 year-old American singer has sold nearly 250 million records so far, according to Wikipedia, won eight Grammy Awards, two Academy Awards, five Emmy Awards, and four Golden Globes. Barbra's biggest success was the ballad 'Woman In Love' from 1980, written by Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees. The song was no.1 worldwide for nine whole weeks. 



Streisand performs duets of classic tracks with some of the biggest male artists including Michael Buble and a Virtual duet of "Love Me Tender" with Elvis Presley. There's "New York State of Mind" with Billy Joel and "The Way We Were" with Lionel Richie. 



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Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' is no1 for the 3rd non consecutive week. 'All About That Bass' by newcomer Meghan Trainor, remains at no.2.

 

Calvin Harris' new single 'Blame' (feat. John Newman) is the first song ever, to surpass ten million Spotify streams in a week! On the global chart 'Blame' opens as this week's highest debut at no.9.

 

'Centuries' at no.18 this week is the first sign of the upcoming sixth album from this years Best Alternative Group Winner Fall Out Boy. Fall Out Boy's biggest hit so far was 'This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race', which climbed to no.5 on the world chart in March 2007. 


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Every year between September and November, after the summer break and before the holiday season starts, there's a flood of new releases. Now the time has come again, this week there are 22 new entries on the Top 40 list, a very rare incident! But despite so many debuts, Maroon 5 remains at no.1 for a second week with their latest effort 'V'. The set moved another 130.000 copies last week, a total of 405.000 since its release. Sorted by countries 'V' sold 80.000 last week in the USA, 8.800 in Japan, 7.700 in Canada and 6.100 in United Kingdom. Close behind starts this week's highest debut, the new album by Japanese singer / songwriter Mariya Takeuchi. Her new set 'Trad' bows at no.1 in Japan and at no.2 globally with 119.000 initial sales, according to Oricon. New chart-leader in the USA is Reformed Christian rapper, record producer and actor Lacrae. His 7th studio album 'Anomaly' storms in at no.4 on the global chart with 91.000 sales, 88.400 of it in the USA alone, according to Billboard. In France rules casting star Kendji Girac with his first full and self-titled album. It sold a total of 70.000 units in France, Belgium and Switzerland and rockets at no.8 on the world chart. In Germany Ghetto rapper Majoe jumps atop the official chart with his first solo album 'Breiter Als Der Türsteher' (brouder than the bouncer) and 46.000 estimated sales, enough for a no.16 entrance on the global tally. A final look to United Kingdom, no.1 for a fourth non-consecutive week is Sam Smith's 'In The Lonely Hour' (no.7 on the global chart with 71.000 sales) and the highest debut comes from former lead vocalist of the legendary rock-act Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant. His new effort 'Lullaby And...The Ceaseless Roar' opens at no.2 there and at no.3 globally with 96.000 sales. Some additional sales stats: 'Night Visions' by Imagine Dragons sold 13.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 4,03 million so far, 'Xscape' by Michael Jackson sold 14.000 units last week, 1,42 million so far, 'The Hunting Party' by Linkin Park sold 17.000 units last week and has a total of 783.000 units so far, Shakira's self-titled album sold 695.000 copies so far, 'Britney Jean' by Britney Spears around 600.000 and 'Swings Both Ways' by Robbie Williams 1,76 million.




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