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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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Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars' 'Uptown Funk!' leads a fifth straight week.


Hozier's Grammy-nominated 'Take Me To Church' climbs to second position in the world's best-selling Singles chart this week. Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud’ rises to no.3. Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space', slides to no.4  and her other no.1, 'Shake It Off’ closes the top five.


This week's highest debut comes from Japanese boy group News. Their 18th single release, 'Kaguya', debuts at no.25. One Republic's new smash 'I Lived’ debuts at n°40.


Last year's big winner, Pharrell Williams' 'Happy', is at no.27 in its 52nd week on the chart and is no.4 in the All Time Chart.


 

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AKB 48's sister group Nogizaka 46 is top of the World’s best-selling Album Chart this week with their first LP 'Tômei Na Iro’ and sales of 222.000 sales, according to Oricon. And it's also the first new no.1 on the Global Chart in 2015. Taylor Swift's smash '1989' slides at no.2 with another 194.000 sales. 


Ed Sheeran's 'X’ has sales of 116.000 this week; Sam Smith's 'In The Lonely Hour' shifts 92.000 copies and AC/DC's 'Rock Or Bust' sells 70.000 units. 


American hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd (backward for Ear Drummers), consisting of 19 year-old Swae Lee and 13 year-old Slim Jimmy. Their debut album 'SremmLife’ is no.15 globally with 36.000 sales (34.000 from the USA and nearly 2.000 from Canada). Third and final new-entry this week comes from Babymetal, a Japanese metal idol group. Their second album 'Live At Budokan: Red Night' debuts at no.3 in Japan with 24.000 sales, according to Oricon, enough for a no.25 debut globally. Some additional sales stats: 'Cheek To Cheek' by Tony Bennett & Lady GaGa sold 12.000 copies last week and has sold a total of 901.000 copies globally, '21' by Adele sold 8.000 units last week, huge 26,7 million so far, 'Prism' by Katy Perry sold another 8.000 units last week and has sold a total of 3.434.000 copies so far, 'Take Me Home' by One Direction has sold 5,6 million copies, 'Up All Night' by One Direction 5,4 million, and 'Red' by Taylor Swift 6,2 million


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'Uptown Funk!' by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars is the big clear winner for the fourth consecutive week. Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' remains at no.2 and Hozier's 'Take Me To Church' and Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' remain at no.3 and no.4 like last week. This week's highest debut is a collaboration between the brilliant rapper Kanye West and music legend Paul McCartney. The ballad 'Only One' enters the World's Top Singles Chart at no.29.


For Paul Mc Cartney it's the highest position on the Global Track Chart since nearly 22 years. His 'Hope Of Deliverance' reached no.9 in March 1993. Outside the Top 40 waiting among others is Philip George's 'Wish You Were Mind' at no.47, Pitbull & Ne-Yo's 'Time Of Our Loves' at no.52, Iggy Azalea feat. Mo's 'Beg For It' at no.53, Fergie's 'L.A.Love' at no.56, and I Love Makonnen feat. Drake's 'Tuesday' at no.57 for their first appearance on the Chart.


Ghost Stories is the sixth studio album by British rock band Coldplay and sold a total of 3.037,000 copies in 2014 making it by far the biggest selling Rock Album of the past year and Coldplay the top selling rock act!

 
The Album was co-produced by the band with Paul Epworth along with returning Mylo Xyloto producers Daniel Green and Rik Simpson, it was released in the UK by Parlophone on 16 May 2014 and by Atlantic Records in North America on 19 May 2014. It is the first full-length release by the band in North America under Atlantic, after Coldplay were transferred from Capitol Records in 2013, following the purchase of EMI and its assets by the Universal Music Group in 2012.
 

The album was recorded by the band throughout 2013 and 2014 at the band's purpose-built home studios in London, England, and in Los Angeles. It features guest producers AviciiTimbaland and Madeon, and the band's frequent collaborator Jon Hopkins. It was heavily promoted by the band and Parlophone in the lead-up to its release, with an accompanying prime time TV special, a visual album, and a special six-date promotional tour of the album, as well as various appearances on television and radio. The album was further promoted by five singles: "Magic", the lead single, released in March; "Midnight", released in April; "A Sky Full of Stars", released in May; "True Love", released in August; and "Ink", released in October. For the 57th Grammy Awards, it was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Music Film.

 

 

Ghost Stories debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, selling 168,000 copies in its opening week, the second largest sales of 2014. By July 2014, it had already become the best-selling album of the first half of 2014 with 375,000 copies sold in the UK. In the US, the album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 383,000 copies sold  the week, then the biggest debut week sales of 2014. In Canada, the album debuted at number one on the Canadian Albums Chart with 49,000 copies sold in its first week. 

 

 




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