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Taylor Swift's smash album '1989' returns to the top of the World's best-selling Albums Chart for an eighth week after selling another 124.000 copies. Since the start of the Media Traffic Album Chart more than 10 years ago, there were only four albums that remained at number 1 longer including  'Fallen' by Evanescence and 'Life For Rent' by Dido which both reigned for 10 weeks each, the 'Frozen' soundtrack which stayed atop for 11 weeks and Adele's '21' which held the no.1 spot for an incredible 42 weeks.

 

Taylor Swift's second album 'Fearless' from 2008, sold 8,5 million copies.. '1989' has already moved 6,164,000 copies in just 15 weeks and will most likely outsell its predecessor.

 

Back to this week's tally, close behind '1989' is 'Shadows In The Night', the 36th studio album from one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Bob Dylan. The LP consists of covers of traditional pop Songs made famous by Frank Sinatra and sold 118.000 copies around the world in its first week. 


Canadian jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall has this week's second highest debut, her 12th studio effort 'Wallflower' enters the chart at no.6  with sales of 102.000.


Sam Smith's album 'In The Lonely Hour' remains at no.5 selling another 102.000 copies after his huge Victory at the Grammys last week. Ed Sheeran's 'X' is this week at no.4 with sales of 109.000.


Beck's 'Morning Phase' sold 14.000 copies after taking home the Grammy Award for Album Of The Year.


Bjorck's 'Vulnicara' sold 15,000 copies last week and reaches a total of 85,000 so far; 'Paris' by Zaz sold 11,000 units last week, 499,000 so far; 'Ghost Stories' by Coldplay sold 12,000 units last week and has sold a total of 3,236,000 copies so far; 'Cheek To Cheek' by Tony Bennett & Lady GaGa sold 928,000 copies so far and 'Listen' by David Guetta 762,000.


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'Uptown Funk!' by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars reigns for a straight eighth week atop the World's best-selling Singles chart. The song was written by Ronson, Jeff Bhasker, Bruno Mars and Philip Lawrence with Ronson, Mars and Bhasker credited for producing it as well. The single has been a huge hit commercially, spending  five weeks at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topping the charts in several other countries including Australia, Canada, the UK, Ireland, France and New Zealand. The single holds the title of the all-time most streamed track in a single week in the United Kingdom, having been streamed a record 2.56 million times in a single week.

 

"FourfiveSeconds" the new Single released by Rihanna, Kanye West and  Paul McCartney is this week's highest debut. Their 'FourFiveSeconds' rockets to no.6. For Rihanna it's the 21st smash on the Global Top 10. For Paul McCartney it's the 22nd hit there as a solo artist and his first Top 10 success since "Hope Of Deliverance" in March 1993!


The biggest winner this week is Ellie Goulding's "Love Me Like You Do" from the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' soundtrack. It jumps from no.19 to no.10 and it's Ellie's second Global Top 10 hit after "Burn" reached the same position in August 2013.


 


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Three weeks ago 'Tomêi Na Iro' by Nogizaka 46 opened at no.1 globally with 222,000 sales, a fortnight ago 'Tree' by Sekai No Owari topped with 248,000 copies, last week 'Koko Ga Rhodes Da, Koko De Tobe!' by AKB 48 reached the top spot with stellar 747,000 sales and now another J-pop release shoots at the summit of the Global Album Chart. It's 'Planet Seven', the fifth effort of Sandaime J Soul Brothers, and it moved massive 508,000 units in its initial week, according to Oricon. By the way, last week's no.1, AKB 48's 'Koko' throws down outside the Top 40 at no.53 with only 14,000 second-week sales. That's a record-breaking 98% sales collapse compared to the previous week! Back to the upper region of this week's tally, where Taylor Swift's '1989' climbs back at no.2 with another 120,000 sales. After only 14 weeks the album breaks through the 6 million border with a total of 6,040,000 sales. Ed Sheeran's 'X' also crawls up one slot at no.3 with 101,000 copies, a total of 4,514,000 sales after 32 weeks on the hitlist. 'Planet Seven' leads 12 debuts on the current countdown, the next follows at no.7, American R&B singer Ne-Yo enters there with his sixth set 'Non-Fiction' and 54,000 sales, 48,700 of it in the USA, 4,100 in United Kingdom and 1,300 in Canada. Shy behind California-based Nu Metal band Papa Roach starts with the eighth album 'F.E.A.R.' and 52,000 sales. Some additional sales stats: 'Night Visions' by Imagine Dragons sold 9,000 copies last week and reaches a total of 4,272,000 so far, 'Prism' by Katy Perry sold 16,000 units last week, 3,466,000 so far, 'Sonic Highways' by the Foo Fighters sold 15,000 units last week and has a total of 1,163,000 copies so far, 'Racine Carrée' by Stromae sold 2,712,000 copies so far, 'Farbenspiel' by Helene Fischer 1,947,000, and 'Wanted On Voyage' by George Ezra 1,158,000.


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After 10 weeks on the charts and seven weeks at no.1, Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars' 'Uptown Funk!' is still the big leader on the World's best-selling Singles chart. Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' is at no.2 and Hozier's 'Take Me To Church' at no.3. Maroon 5's new single 'Sugar' is this week's biggest Gainer, and jumps from no.14 to no.8. It's the ninth global Top 10 success for the band. The Highest debut comes from Japanese boy group Kat-Tun. Their 23rd single release 'Dead Or Alive' debuts at no.12.


Two songs from the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' soundtrack enter the hitlist: Ellie Goulding's 'Love Me Like You Do' jumps to no.19 and The Weeknd's 'Earned It' debuts at no.34. 'I Have To Forget You' by Jung Seung Hwan & Park Yoon Ha is the first song from South Korea, to enter the Top 40 this year. The tune is from the successful TV-show 'K-pop Star Season 4' (comparable to 'American Idol') and reaches no.35. Outside the Top 40 is Davichi's 'Cry Again' at no.43, Taylor Swift's 'Style' at no.44, Avicii's 'The Nights' at no.46, Usher feat. Juicy J's 'I Don't Mind' at no.47, and Clean Bandit's 'Real Love' at no.55 for the first time on the chart.


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It's the sixth studio album of the Japanese pop phenomenon AKB 48 and the fifth to debut at No.1 on the World's Best-selling Albums Chart. 'Koko Ga Rhodes Da, Koko De Tobe!' sold an incredible 747.000 copies in its first week out, according to Oricon. One year ago their previous LP 'Tsugi No Ashiato' went to no.1 with 962.000 units. 'Koko' is one of 16 new entries this week.  The second highest entry is the new Album from the Californian punk band Fall Out Boy. 'American Beauty / American Psycho' debuts at no.2 globally with sales of 266.000, 191.000 of it in the USA, 31.500 in the United Kingdom, 14.000 in Canada, and 8.700 in Japan. Taylor Swift's '1989', remains at no.3 with sales of 135.000 copies, and a total of 5.920.000 Albums sold so far and Ed Sheeran's 'X' remains at no.4 after selling 102.000 copies this past week, and a total of 4.413.000 Albums to date. Marilyn Manson's new LP 'Pale Emperor' debuts at no.5 this week with 95.000 copies sold. 


Four years after their last album 'The King Is Dead', the American indie-folk band The Decemberists return with their seventh album 'What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World' at no.9 with 70.000 sales.


Some additional sales stats: 'AM' by the Arctic Monkeys sold 13.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 2.325.000 so far, 'Ghost Stories' by Coldplay sold 15.000 units last week, and is at 3.211.000 so far: 'Partners' by Barbra Streisand sold 16.000 units last week and has a total of 1.599.000, 'Prism' by Katy Perry sold 3.450.000 copies so far, 'No Fixed Address' by Nickelback 623.000, and 'Cheek To Cheek' by Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga 915.000.




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