Legendary Japanese R&B singer, fashion icon and former actress Namie Amuro shoots atop the Global Album Chart this week with her sixth compilation album 'Ballada'. According to Oricon the set sold massive 255.000 units in its initial week. Enough to overtake Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories', which topped the list the previous two weeks. In its third week on the tally it sold another 196.000 copies, a 42% sales decline compared to the prior week. That's a total of 1,56 million so far and as a result 'Ghost Stories' climbs to no.3 of the year-to-date list. American country star Miranda Lambert triumphs as the second highest debut of the week, her fifth album release 'Platinum' shoots at no.3 with 191.000 sales. Disney's soundtrack to the blockbuster 'Frozen' achieves an impressive chart-performance. Since the week 2, 2014 or in other words, since almost half a year the album reached a six-digit sales frame in every week. Also this week 'Frozen' ranks with another 140.000 sales at no.4, a total of 4,9 million after 28 weeks on the tally.

Rounds out the top five is Michael Jackson's posthumous album 'Xscape'. In its fourth week it slides from no.3 to no.5 with 102.000 sales, a total of 830.000 so far. But the big highlight of the week comes from the epic rock act Led Zeppelin. The band reissued expanded versions of its first three releases, 'Led Zeppelin', 'Led Zeppelin II' and 'Led Zeppelin III'. All three albums were huge sellers in the past and sold nearly 50 million copies together! The new versions of these albums bowing at no.6 (73.000 sales), respectively at no.7 (66.000 sales) and no.10 (64.000 sales). It's the first time since the week 11, 2012, that an act placed with three albums in the global top 10 at the same time. Shortly after her death, three of Whitney Houston's albums jumped in the top 10 in March 2012: 'Greatest Hits' reached no.2, 'The Ultimate Collection' no.5 and the soundtrack to 'Bodyguard' no.9 posthumous. Some additional sales stats: 'Bangerz' by Miley Cyrus sold 8.000 copies last week and 1,81 million in total, 'Born To Die' by Lana Del Rey sold 12.000 units last week, 4,69 million so far, 'Unorthodox Jukebox' by Bruno Mars sold 15.000 units last week and has a total of 5,95 million units so far, 'Here's To The Good Times' by Florida Georgia Line sold exactly 2 million copies so far, 'Artpop' by Lady GaGa 1,82 million and '21' by Adele 26,44 million.

'Happy' returns for an 18th week

Posted on June 09, 2014



It was a tight race atop this week's Global Track Chart: Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' against Arashi's 'Dare Mo Shiranai'... and the winner is 'Happy'. The song returns at no.1, after it was overtaken last week by AKB 48's 'Labrador Retriever'. 'Happy' rules now for an unbelievable 18th week! Only one track in the last 60 years was longer atop the world chart, Bryan Adams' '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You' held the no.1 for 19 weeks in 1991. What will happen next week? Can 'Happy' stay also a 19th week at the summit? It shrinks 10% in points this week to 304.000, while the biggest rival Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' lost 9% in points to 282.000. It seems that both tracks have more losses next week. Certainly, 'Dare Mo Shiranai' by Japanese idol group Arashi has no chance for no.1, it will be throws down outside the Top 10 next week, but this week it bows at no.2 globally with 301.000 points. Back to Pharrell Williams, the top producer was altogether 31 weeks at no.1 in the last 13 months: 3 weeks with Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky', 10 weeks with Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' and now 18 weeks with 'Happy'. Three other songs enter the current Top 40: 'Your Scent' by Gary & Jung bows at no.1 in South Korea and goes to no.21 globally with 102.000 points. Close behind at no.22 with 98.000 points lands the new 5 Second Of Summer single 'Good Girls'. And finally the topical chart leader from United Kingdom, 'I Wanna Feel' by SecondCity, comes in at no.29 with 76.000 points. Outside the top 40 waiting among other Disclosure's 'Latch' at no.42, Nicki Minaj's 'Pills N Potion' at no.49, Real Madrid feat. Redone's 'Hala Madrid... Y Nada Más' at no.55, MKTO's 'Classic' at no.57, Enrique Iglesias' 'Bailando' at no.58 and Pharrell Williams' 'Marilyn Monroe' at no.59 for their first appearance on the big list.



'Ghost Stories', the sixth studio album from Coldplay, reigns the Global Album Chart for a second straight week, despite a massive 67% sales decrease to 339.000 copies. That's a total of 1,36 million after only two weeks, enough for a jump at no.4 on the year-to-date list behind Lorde's 'Pure Heroine' (1,37 million), Beyoncé's self-titled album (1,96 million) and Disney's soundtrack to 'Frozen' (4,51 million). The latter climbs two slots back to no.2 on the current weekly tally, but loses 10% in sales to 172.000 copies. Rounds out the top three is Michael Jackson's 'Xscape', which slides one place at no.3 after a 38% sales decline to 139.000. Highest debut of the week is the new British pop superstar Sam Smith. His first album release 'In The Lonely Hour' catapults at no.4 globally with 128.000 sales, driven by the single smashes 'Money On My Mind' and 'Stay With Me' (currently no.8). In United Kingdom the album starts easily at no.1 with 101.800 sales. Mariah Carey is back with her 14th studio album 'Me, I Am Mariah...

The Elusive Chanteuse'. The effort lands at no.5 in its initial week with 95.000 sales, 58.600 of it in the USA and 6.500 in United Kingdom. Shy behind at no.6 opens J-pop singer / songwriter and vocalist Aiko Yanai with her 11th studio album 'Awa No Yô Na Ai Datta' and 82.000 sales. The final top ten entry comes from YouTube star Austin Mahone. The 18 year-old singer starts with his second EP 'The Secret' at no.10 and 54.000 sales. Las Vegas based alternative rock band Imagine Dragons ranks since nearly one and a half year on the hitlist, 'Night Visions' placed at no.23 in its 76th week and sold another 26.000 units, a total of 3,7 million. Some additional sales stats: 'The Marshal Mathers LP 2' by Eminem sold 13.000 copies last week and 4,06 million in total, 'Random Access

Memories' by Daft Punk sold also 9.000 units last week, 3,81 million so far, 'Racine Carrée' by Stromae sold 13.000 units last week and has a total of 2,2 million units so far, 'The Heist' by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis sold 2,59 million copies so far, 'Nothing Was The Same' by Drake 2,04 million and 'Farbenspiel' by Helene Fischer 1,15 million. 


Miley Cyrus stopped traffic on Tuesday when she hit the stage at the 2014 World Music Awards in Monte Carlo.

For her performance, Miley was a dream in a strapless floral print gown from Giambattista Valli Fall 2012 Couture collection, according to Red Carpet Fashion Awards. Her accompanist, Mike Schmid was wearing a suit made of matching Giambattista Valli Fall 2012 Couture collection, and he did an AMAZING job!!!

Miley who picked up trophies for Best Female Artist voted by the public, Best Pop Video for “Wrecking Ball” and Best Pop Rock Female Artist, chose a silver Kaufanfranco long-sleeved gown for her second outfit....



Michael’s new album ‘Xscape’ took over the top spots on the global charts this week, hitting #1 in 52 countries and Top 5 in 87 other. It is #1 on Amazon and #1 on Spotify, taking the throne from Frozen, which has had the top spot on Spotify since January. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard album chart , #1 on Hits and #1 in the UK!

To date, Michael has sold one billion records worldwide, so it’s no surprise that ‘Xscape’ has gone #1 in all four corners of the world, including Australia, the UK, France, Malaysia, and South Africa. ‘Love Never Felt So Good’ lit up the iTunes charts around the world, peaking at #5 in the U.S., #1 in 18 countries and #5 in 89 countries netting Michael his highest Billboard chart bow since 1995 and fourth-highest debut ever at #20 — marking his 49th hit single. The song also and hit the #1 spot on Spotify U.S. and the world this week. The video for Michael Jackson/Justin Timberlake duet of the song is #1 on iTunes.

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