'All About That Bass' by newcomer Meghan Trainor remains at no.1 of the Global Track Chart for a second week. Now with the jump at no.1 in Germany and United Kingdom the smash reached a new peak, it grows up another healthy 17% to 448.000 points, a total of 3.155.000 after 11 weeks on the tally. 'Shake It Off' by Taylor Swift holds the vice-position with 366.000 points and 'Bang Bang' by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and  Nicki Minaj is still at no.3 with 229.000 points. Highest debut of the week is 'Steal My Girl', the first sign of One Direction's upcoming album 'Four' (it will be released in November). The single shoots at no.6 globally with 180.000 points. Country star und ex-'American Idol' winner Carrie Underwood bows at no.30 with 'Something in The Water' and 93.000 points. It's the lead-single of her first greatest hits compilation, which is scheduled to be released in December. South Korean singer / songwriter Kim Dong Ryul opens at no.37 with 'That's Me' and 83.000 points and J-pop boy group Sexy Zone comes in at no.38 with their seventh single-release 'Otoko Never Give Up' and 82.000 points. Finally Irish musician Hozier enters the tally with an one-year old song. 'Take Me To Church' was a big smash in his native country in the fall 2013. Now it ranks on many hitlists around the globe and this week the epic song has enough power for a jump at no.39 with 72.000 points. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other Jason Aldean's 'Just Gettin' Started' at no.43, Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' at no.44, and Sheppard's 'Geronimo' at no.57 for their first appearance on the big list.



Despite a 36% sales decrease to 127.000 copies, Barbra Streisand's magnificent new album 'Partners' climbs back to the hot seat of the Global Album Chart. The highest sales achieved the album last week in the USA (72.900), United Kingdom (19.700), Australia (7.800), and Canada (5.000). In its three weeks since the release, the effort sold a total of 607.000 units. Last week's no.1 album, 'Cheek To Cheek' by Tony Bennett & Lady GaGa slides at no.4 with 101.000 copies, halved the sales compared to the initial week. There are 14 debuts on this week's Top 40 list, highest comes from American country icon Blake Shelton. His ninth studio album 'Bringing Back The Sunshine' bows at no.2 globally, after first week sales of 100.500 in the USA, 7.700 in Canada and 700 in Australia. Another big country act, Lady Antebellum, arrives at no.5 with their fifth album '747' and 82.000 sales. Prince, the legendary singer / songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and one of the biggest stars of the Eighties, returns with two simultaneous released albums. 'Art Official Age' jumps at no.3 with 108.000 sales and 'Plectrum Electrum' goes to no.10 with 63.000 sales. Prince's biggest success was the soundtrack 'Purple Rain', which sold massive 21 million copies to date. Exactly 30 years ago the album was the 12th of massive 24 consecutive weeks at no.1 of the Billboard Album Chart! At the same week the title song entered the Global Top 10 at no.8 and reached no.3 some weeks later. Some additional sales stats: 'The Hunting Party' by Linkin Park sold 12.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 825.000 so far, 'Racine Carrée' by Stromae sold 10.000 units last week, 2,53 million so far, 'Farbenspiel' by Helene Fischer sold 14.000 units last week and has a total of 1,46 million units so far, 'Midnight Memories' by One Direction sold 4,16 million so far, 'Night Visions' by Imagine Dragons 4,07 million and 'Born To Die' by Lana Del Rey 4,93 million.



The American jazz singer, entertainer and 17-time Grammy Award winner Tony Bennett shoots atop the Global Album Chart with his new effort 'Cheek To Cheek', a duet-album with Lady GaGa. With unbelievable 88 years Tony Bennett is now the oldest artist at the number one spot ever!! 'Cheek To Cheek' found 202.000 buyers globally in its initial week, 130.500 of it in the USA, 11.400 in Japan, and 10.500 in United Kingdom. 'Cheek To Cheek' overtakes several high-class releases of the week, included the new set by music legend, poet, and novelist Leonard Cohen ('Popular Problems' at no.5 with 123.000 sales), rock icon Lenny Kravitz ('Strut' at no.6 with 86.000 sales), the fantastic British indie band Alt-J ('This Is All Yours' at no.3 with 159.000 sales), British DJ and Electronica-star Aphex Twin ('Syro' at no.8 with 68.000 sales), and American blues rock musician Joe Bonamassa ('Different Blue Of Shades' at no.9 with also 68.000 sales). Last week's chart-topper, Barbra Steisand's 36th album 'Partners', lands at no.2 now, after a 29% sales decline to 199.000, a total of 480.000 units in only two weeks. Some additional sales stats: '1000 Forms Of Fear' by Sia sold 19.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 358.000 so far, 'AM' by Arctic Monkeys sold 12.000 units last week, 2,07 million so far, 'GIRL' by Pharrell Williams sold 14.000 units last week and has a total of 1,75 million units so far, 'If You Wait' by London Grammar sold 950.000 so far, 'Love In The Future'' John Legend 1,12 million and 'Prism' by Katy Perry 3,28 million.



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. 



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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