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It was a tight race, until the last minute it wasn't clear who win, but now we have the result: 'Yes!', the fifth studio album of the American singer / songwriter Jason Mraz bows atop the Global Album Chart with 118.000 initial sales, the lion's share of it in the USA with 81.000. 'Yes!' overtakes Ed Sheeran's 'X', which was no.1 the last two weeks and follows now close behind at no.2 with 116.000 sales. 'Mandatory Fun', the new no.1 of the Billboard Album Chart opens at no.3 globally with 110.000 sales. It's the 14th album release by Comedian singer Weird Al Yankovic and the first comedy album at no.1 in the USA since 1963. The unstoppable soundtrack to Disney's blockbuster 'Frozen' ranks at no.4 this week with another 102.000 sales, a total of 5,54 million so far. Rounds out the top five is the third highest debut on the current tally: 'The Black Market' by the Chicago based punk-rock band Rise Against. It arrives with 99.000 global sales. Imagine Dragons' 'Night Vision' is the big dinosaur on the tally. The effort ranks since 83 weeks on the Top 40, one year and seven months, currently at no.27 with 25.000 sales, a total of 3,86 million so far. Since the start of the Media Traffic album chart in 2004, it's the 11th biggest longtime-seller. Adele's '19' was 85 weeks on the hitlist, the follow-up '21' even 129 weeks. Justin Bieber's 'My World' had a total of 86 weeks, Rihanna's 'Good Girl Gone Bad' with 91 weeks, Kelly Clarkson's 'Breakaway' with 92 weeks, Mumford & Sons' 'Sigh No More' with 93 weeks, Nickelback's 'All The Right Reasons' with 95 weeks, Amy Winehouse's 'Back To Black' with 113 weeks, Norah Jones' 'Come Away With Me' with 114 weeks and finally Lady GaGa's 'The Fame (Monster)' with massive 137 weeks. Some additional sales stats: 'A.K.A.' by Jennifer Lopez sold 11.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 117.000 so far, 'Caustic Love' by Pablo Nutini sold 17.000 units last week, 533.000 so far, 'Born To Die' by Lana Del Rey sold also 17.000 units last week and has a total of 4,79 million units so far, 'Back To Bedlam' by James Blunt sold around 12,5 million copies so far, 'Back To Black' by Amy Winehouse nearly 14 million and 'Born This Way' by Lady GaGa 6,3 million.



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A fortnight ago it was a try, when Ariana Grande climbed for the first time to the summit with scanty 234.000 points, a nine-year low. Last week, Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' overtaked with 273.000 points (this week at no.2 with 260.000 points). But now after the successful release in United Kingdom, where 'Problem' starts at the tip with more than 100.000 sales, the songs returns also to the no.1 spot of the Global Track Chart. 'Problem' scales up to 333.000 points, a massive 41% boost compared to the previous week and the highest points frame since six weeks. Swedish duo Nico & Vinz reaches a new peak with a jump at no.3 and an 1% points increase to 225.000. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' breaks through the 12 million border this week and rises to no.12 on the ALL TIME CHART. On the weekly tabulation it sits tight at no.6 in its 30th week with another 202.000 points. Highest debut comes from the Aussie-boys 5 Seconds Of Summer. 'Amnesia', the fifth lift-off from their self-titled album shoots straight at no.16 with 137.000 points. Close behind starts chart-champion Ariana Grande with another song. 'Break Free', a collaboration with Russian-German musician Zedd, comes in at no.17 with 124.000 points. Not far away at no.19 opens the current no.1 of the Japanese Single Chart, 'Omoidama' by the boy group Kanajani 8 with 112.000 points. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other MKTO's 'Classic' at no.42, Kesney Chesney's 'American Kids' at no.44, Kongo's 'Come With Me' at no.47, Dierks Bentley's Drunk On A Plane' at no.52 and Vance Joy's 'Riptide' at no.58 for their first appearance on the big list.


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In its second week at retail, Ed Sheeran's new album 'X' sold another healthy 220,000 units. But that aren't enough for a second week atop the Global Album Chart, because 'Kis-My-Journey', the third set of the Japanese boy group Kis-My-Ft2, overtakes with 246,000 sales, according to Oricon Inc. It's the first global no.1 for this band. Their debut album 'Kis-My-1st' started at no.2 in the week 15, 2012 with 254,000 sales and the follow-up 'Good Ikuze!' entered at no.4 in the week 15, 2013 with 222,000 units. Back to Ed Sheeran, his 'X' album slides at no.2 with a total of 769,000 copies after two weeks on the tally. In United Kingdom the album leads the hitlist with impressive second week sales of 93,300 copies. In the USA the set moved another 52,600 units last week, in Germany estimated 15,000 sales, in Australia 11,500 and in Canada 7,700. Australian new teenie sensation 5 Seconds Of Summer starts by with the first full-length album. Despite non-sales from the USA and Canada (where the album will be released three weeks later), the globally sales of 163,000 are enough for a no.3 debut. Sorted by countries, the highest sales had the set in United Kingdom with 67,000, following by Australia with 26,100, France with 11,200 and Germany with estimated 10,000. The third-highest of overall 14 new-entries on this week's tally is American singer-songwriter, record producer, rapper and actor Trey Songz with his sixth album 'Trigga'. It opens at no.4 globally with 115,000 copies. The lion's share of it sold the set in the USA, where it started at no.1 on the national album chart with 104,800 sales, according to Billboard. Some additional sales stats: 'Unorthodox Jukebox' by Bruno Mars sold 10,000 copies last week and reaches the 6 million border in total now, 'Born To Die' by Lana Del Rey sold 19,000 units last week, 4,76 million so far, Beyoncé's self titled-album sold 10,000 units last week and has a total of 3,36 million units so far, 'Ghost Stories' by Coldplay sold 2,04 million copies so far, 'G I R L' by Pharrell Williams 1,5 million and 'Artpop' by Lady GaGa 1,83 million.


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A fortnight ago it was a try, when Ariana Grande climbed for the first time to the summit with scanty 234.000 points, a nine-year low. Last week, Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' overtaked with 273.000 points (this week at no.2 with 260.000 points). But now after the successful release in United Kingdom, where 'Problem' starts at the tip with more than 100.000 sales, the songs returns also to the no.1 spot of the Global Track Chart. 'Problem' scales up to 333.000 points, a massive 41% boost compared to the previous week and the highest points frame since six weeks. Swedish duo Nico & Vinz reaches a new peak with a jump at no.3 and an 1% points increase to 225.000. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' breaks through the 12 million border this week and rises to no.12 on the ALL TIME CHART. On the weekly tabulation it sits tight at no.6 in its 30th week with another 202.000 points. Highest debut comes from the Aussie-boys 5 Seconds Of Summer. 'Amnesia', the fifth lift-off from their self-titled album shoots straight at no.16 with 137.000 points. Close behind starts chart-champion Ariana Grande with another song. 'Break Free', a collaboration with Russian-German musician Zedd, comes in at no.17 with 124.000 points. Not far away at no.19 opens the current no.1 of the Japanese Single Chart, 'Omoidama' by the boy group Kanajani 8 with 112.000 points. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other MKTO's 'Classic' at no.42, Kesney Chesney's 'American Kids' at no.44, Kongo's 'Come With Me' at no.47, Dierks Bentley's Drunk On A Plane' at no.52 and Vance Joy's 'Riptide' at no.58 for their first appearance on the big list.


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In its second week at retail, Ed Sheeran's new album 'X' sold another healthy 220,000 units. But that aren't enough for a second week atop the Global Album Chart, because 'Kis-My-Journey', the third set of the Japanese boy group Kis-My-Ft2, overtakes with 246,000 sales, according to Oricon Inc. It's the first global no.1 for this band. Their debut album 'Kis-My-1st' started at no.2 in the week 15, 2012 with 254,000 sales and the follow-up 'Good Ikuze!' entered at no.4 in the week 15, 2013 with 222,000 units. Back to Ed Sheeran, his 'X' album slides at no.2 with a total of 769,000 copies after two weeks on the tally. In United Kingdom the album leads the hitlist with impressive second week sales of 93,300 copies. In the USA the set moved another 52,600 units last week, in Germany estimated 15,000 sales, in Australia 11,500 and in Canada 7,700. Australian new teenie sensation 5 Seconds Of Summer starts by with the first full-length album. Despite non-sales from the USA and Canada (where the album will be released three weeks later), the globally sales of 163,000 are enough for a no.3 debut. Sorted by countries, the highest sales had the set in United Kingdom with 67,000, following by Australia with 26,100, France with 11,200 and Germany with estimated 10,000.


The third-highest of overall 14 new-entries on this week's tally is American singer-songwriter, record producer, rapper and actor Trey Songz with his sixth album 'Trigga'. It opens at no.4 globally with 115,000 copies. The lion's share of it sold the set in the USA, where it started at no.1 on the national album chart with 104,800 sales, according to Billboard. Some additional sales stats: 'Unorthodox Jukebox' by Bruno Mars sold 10,000 copies last week and reaches the 6 million border in total now, 'Born To Die' by Lana Del Rey sold 19,000 units last week, 4,76 million so far, Beyoncé's self titled-album sold 10,000 units last week and has a total of 3,36 million units so far, 'Ghost Stories' by Coldplay sold 2,04 million copies so far, 'G I R L' by Pharrell Williams 1,5 million and 'Artpop' by Lady GaGa 1,83 million.




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