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'Uptown Funk!' by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars remains atop the World's best-selling Singles chart for the 12th consecutive week.

 

Ellie Goulding's 'Love Me Like You Do' from the 'Fifty Shades' soundtrack holds tight at no.2 for a second week. Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' is no.3.

 

The biggest winner of the week is Kelly Clarkson's 'Heartbeat Song' which climbs from no.38 to no.17. Japanese boy idol group Arashi debuts at no.5 globally with their new single 'Sakura'. They are also no.1 in Japan after a massive sales week of 465.000 copies according to Oricon. 


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The soundtrack to 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' debuted 2 weeks ago on the Global Chart at no.2 with 319.000 copies sold. Drake's album 'If You're Reading This, It's Too Late' was no,1 with 559.000 sales. 'Fifty Shades' remained at no.2 in its second week with another 242.000 Albums sold. That week Imagine Dragon's new album 'Smoke+Mirrors' debuted at no.1 with sales of 269.000.  In its 3rd week on the charts, 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' finally reaches no.1 after selling 175,000 copies.

 

This week, 18 albums debut on the World's Top 20 best-selling Albums chart. Kid Rock debuts at no.2 with his tenth studio album 'First Kiss' and world sales of 158.000 copies, mostly in the USA. Kid Rock's last album 'Devil Without A Cause' released in 1998, sold over 12 million copies. His biggest single smash was much later in the year of 2008, when 'All Summer Long' went to the top of the charts globally. That year he received the  'World's Best-selling Pop Rock Male Artist" Award in Monte-Carlo at the 2008 World Music Awards.


Rapper Big Sean debuts at no.3 with his third album 'Dark Sky Paradise' and sales of 157.000 this first week. His former album 'Hall Of Fame' debuted at no.6 with 76.000 units in 2013.


Some additional sales stats: 'Cheek To Cheek' by Tony Bennett & Lady GaGa sold 15.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 964.000 so far. 'Uptown Special' by Mark Ronson sold 18.000 units last week, with a global tally of 250.000 copies so far. Beyoncé's self-titled album sold 8.000 units last week and has a total of 3.776.000 copies.  'AM' by the Arctic Monkeys sold 2.374.000 copies so far, '1989' by Taylor Swift is at 6.506.000, and '21' by Adele is at 26.758.000.


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'Uptown Funk!' by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars holds tight at the summit for an eleventh consecutive week. Ellie Goulding's 'Love Me Like You Do' jumps from no.4 to no.2.

 

 'Kareinaru Gyakuzoku', the new single release of the Japanese idol group Smap is this week's highest debut.The Song is no.1 in Japan and at no.18 on the world chart. Also new on the chart is 'Hold Back The River', the first big success for the 24 year-old British singer/songwriter and guitarist, James Bay. The song debuts at no.31. Former 'American Idol' winner Kelly Clarkson, who had her biggest hits nearly 10 years ago with 'Since U Been Gone' and 'Because Of You', is back this week at no.38 with 'Heartbeat Song'.

 

Outside the Top 40 waiting among others is Norwegian Artist Kygo feat. Conrad's 'Firestone' at no.42, Nicki Minaj feat. Drake & Lil Wayne's 'Truffle Butter' at no.43, and Taylor Swift's 'Wonderland' at no.48.


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'Smoke+Mirrors', the second album of Las Vegas based rock band Imagine Dragons, debuts at no.1 in the World's Best-selling Albums Chart with sales of 269.000. 172.000 of those were sold in the US, 25.700 in the UK, 23.000 in Canada, 15.000 in Germany, 6.000 in France and  5.000 in Australia. Imagine Dragon's debut album 'Night Visions' is back in the Top 40 at no.34 this week with sales of 17.000. Driven by hit singles 'Radioactive', 'It's Time', and 'Demons' the first Album has sold a massive 4.317.000 copies so far!

 

Drake's 'If You're Reading This, It's Too Late' slips from the top spot to no.3, down 69% with 174.000 copies sold, and the soundtrack to the blockbuster 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' stays at no.2 for a second week with 242.000 copies sold.

 

Also new inside the Top 10 this week is German gangsta-rapper Bushido with his new release 'Carlo Cokxxx Nutten 3' at no.7 after selling 81.000 copies.Generations, a part of the J-pop collective Exile Tribe, debut at no.8 this week with their second Album 'Generation Ex' after selling 64.000 copies.


'Motion' by Calvin Harris sold 12.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 586.000 so far. 'No Fixed Address' by Nickelback sold also 12.000 units last week, 672.000 so far. 'Plus' by Ed Sheeran sold 13.000 units last week and has a total of 3.980.000 copies so far, his follow-up 'X' sold 4.884.000 copies so far, 'Ultraviolence' by Lana Del Rey 1.283.000, and 'Xscape' by Michael Jackson 1.555.000.


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It's the 10th straight week atop the Global Track Chart for 'Uptown Funk!' by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars. The song shows a 7% points decline to 565,000 and with a total of 6,349,000 it breaks through the 6 million border in a record pace of only 13 weeks. So it debuts at no.325 on the ALL TIME CHART this week and it's the 373rd hit with more than 6 million points in history. Driven by the Grammy effect many older songs showing point increases and we have the very rare incident, that all Top 5 ranks having more than 300,000 points! 'Thinking Out Loud' by Ed Sheeran holds tight at no.2 (up 11% to 458,000), 'FourFiveSeconds' by Rihanna / Kanye West / Paul McCartney climbs at no.3 (up 36% to 383,000), 'Love Me Like You Do' by Ellie Goulding hangs at no.4 (up 21% to 378,000), and 'Take Me To Church' by Hozier slides at no.5 (up 7% to 369.000). Also last year's two big hits are again on the way up on the tally: Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' turns back at no.32 with 78.000 points and ranks now a 55th week on the Top 40. John Legend's 'All Of Me' placed even a 60th week on the list and climbs at no.28 with 88.000 points. Since the start of the Mediatraffic Top 40 in January 1999 only four smashes were longer on the hitlist, Jason Mraz' 'I'm Yours' 63 weeks, Adele's 'Someone Like You' and Black Eyed Peas' 'I Gotta Feeling' each with 64 weeks, and Adele's 'Rolling In The Deep' 65 weeks. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other Nicki Minaj feat. Drake & Lil Wayne's 'Truffle Butter' at no.42, Kygo feat. Conrad's 'Firestone' at no.44, and Kelly Clarkson's 'Heartbeat Song' at no.46 for their first appearance on the big list. 




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