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According to the new IFPI global release day Media Traffic moved the date for the weekly update on Wednesday. Following consultation with artists, musicians unions, record companies and retailers, it was confirmed that the release day for new music will be aligned internationally on a Friday. From this week on the survey period of the official charts from many countries (like USA and United Kingdom) starts with Friday and ends with Thursday. We follow the example. The current hitlist is exceptionally an extended chart week, published on Wednesday 15 and dated to July 18, 2015. Here are the sales period for some key markets: USA, Canada and France 11 days, United Kingdom 12 days, Germany 14 days, Japan 7 days. New no.1 in this extended chart week is Japanese boy band Kis-My-Ft2 with their fourth studio album 'Kis-My-World'. According to Oricon it sold 300.000 copies in its initial week. Exactly one year ago, the band's former album 'Kis-My-Journey' started also atop globally with 246.000 sales. Robert Rahmeek Williams, better known by his stage name Meek Mill, bows at the vice-position with his second album 'Dreams Worth More Than Money'. It found 279.000 buyers in that extended chart week, 258.000 of it in the USA alone. Back at no.1 in United Kingdom and back in the top three globally is Ed Sheeran's mega-seller 'X'. The effort ranks a 54th week on the tally, jumps from no.10 to no.3 this week and sold another 99.000 copies, a total of massive 6,2 million so far. Another huge seller follows shy behind at no.4, Taylor Swift's '1989' climbs three slots and moved another 87.000 copies, 7,7 million totally. Some additional sales stats: 'My Everything' by Ariana Grande sold 9.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 1.590.000 so far, 'Listen' by David Guetta sold 16.000 units last week, 1.078.000 so far, 'Wanted On Voyage' by George Ezra sold 15.000 units last week and has a total of 1.565.000 copies so far, the 'Frozen' soundtrack sold 8.352.000 copies so far, the 'Empire' soundtrack 458.000, and the 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' soundtrack 2.162.000.

 

 

 

 


Japanese Idol Group Hey! Say! Jump! top the World’s best-selling Album Chart with their fourth studio effort 'Jumping Car'. It sold 177.000 copies in its initial week, according to Oricon. 


Hey! Say! JUMP is a nine-member Japanese idol group under the Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates. The name Hey! Say! refers to the fact that all the members were born in the Heisei and JUMP is an acronym for Johnny's Ultra Music Power.


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Omar Samuel Pasley, better known by his stage name OMI, is a Jamaican-born singer. OMI was born in the parish of Clarendon, Jamaica, and is currently signed to Ultra music, a part of Sony Music.


"Cheerleader", a reggae fusion song, was written and produced by OMI and C. Dillon, and originally released in 2012 through Oufah Records. The Song was remixed by Felix Jaehn and rereleased through Ultra Music on 19 May 2014. The remix peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100, and topped the charts in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "Cheerleader" stayed for weeks atop the Dutch, German and French charts and made history when it topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks in a row, marking the longest consecutive period any Jamaican artist has held that position on the official UK chart.

 


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It's a little sensation, 13 years after the last studio album 'October Road', the 67 year-old legendary American singer / songwriter James Taylor released his 17th album and lands the first global number one in his long career! 'Before This World' opens at the summit with 123.000 sales, 95.900 of it in the USA alone, another 13.500 in United Kingdom. Five-time Grammy Award winner James Taylor began his career in 1970 with the song 'Fire And Ice' (no.9 in the week 49, 1970) and landed the biggest hit some months later with a cover of the Carole King classic 'You've Got A Friend' (no.4 in the week 31, 1971). For this song he won a Grammy Award for the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 1971. His 'Greatest Hits' compilation from 1976 peaked at no.15 in the US Billboard Charts. However it became a steady seller for many years and sold more than 11 million copies to date in this country alone. Back to this week's hitlist: shy behind James Taylor follows last week's no.1 album, 'Drones' by Muse with 122.000 sales, a 66% decline compared to the initial week. Behind at no.3 lands the second highest debut of the week, 'The Original High' by American singer and stage actor Adam Lambert. It's his third album and starts with 69.000 sales globally, 41.800 of it in the USA, another 9.500 in United Kingdom and 4.800 in Canada. Ed Sheeran's six-million seller 'X' is now exactly one year on the tally and makes an impressive jump back from no.11 to no.5 with another 59.000 sales. On the year-to-date chart 'X' ranks still at no.2 with 2.565.000 sales, behind Taylor Swift's '1989' with 2.944.000 sales. The complete half-year balance sheet of the Global Album and Track Chart 2015 here on our FACEBOOK account. Some additional sales stats: 'My Everything' by Ariana Grande sold 9.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 1.573.000 so far, 'Night Visions' by Imagine Dragons sold 14.000 units last week, 4.478.000 so far, the 'Frozen' soundtrack sold 17.000 units last week and has a total of 8.316.000 copies so far, '1000 Forms Of Fear' by Sia sold 1.179.000 copies so far, 'Listen' by David Guetta 1.049.000, and 'Sol Invictus' by Faith No More 183.000.


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Will be 'Cheerleader' the next global number one? The Felix Jaehn Remix of the reggae / pop song by Jamaican singer Omi climbed constantly over the last weeks and reaches now no.2 globally with 297.000 points (up 6%). For the moment 'See You Again' by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth has still the lead. It reigns now for an impressive 10th week with 328.000 points (down 8%). Highest new entry of the week is 'Five More Hours', a collaboration between American R&B star Chris Brown and Mexican DJ Deorro. The song bows at no.26 with 82.000 points. American rapper Silento debuts at no.32 with 'Watch Me' and 72.000 points, finally Swedish electronic duo Galantis jumps at no.39 with 'Runaway (U&I)' and 61.000 points. Outside our weekly Top 40 waiting among other Bangtan Boys' 'For You' at no.48, Feder feat. Lyse's 'Goodbye' at no.53, and Nicky Jam feat. Enrique Iglesias' 'El Perdón' at no.59 for their first appearance on the big list. 




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