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British teenie-sensation One Direction shoots easily at no.1 on the Global Album Chart with their new set 'Four'. It sold massive 881.000 copies globally in its first week at retail, with the biggest sales in the USA (387.100), United Kingdom (141.800), and Japan (67.600). It's the third global no.1 album for One Direction, their former effort 'Midnight Memories' entered the tally nearly one year ago in the week 50 with stellar 1.206.000 copies and two years ago in the week 48 'Take Me Home' opened with 1.045.000 sales. Taylor Swift holds no.2 in its fourth week on the hitlist with another 315.000 sales, a 29% decline compared to the previous week and a total of 3.014.000 copies. '1989' ranks also at no.2 on the year-to-date-list now and overtakes Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' (2.863.000 copies). Last week's big leader, Pink Floyd's 'The Endless River', flows down at no.3 after a 68% sales shrinkage to 213.000 units. The eight studio album of the Canadian pop / rock outfit Nickelback is this week's second highest debut, 'No Fixed Address' bows at no.4 with 162.000 sales. Shy behind starts the 71 year-old singer / actor and icon in the French-speaking world, Johnny Hallyday, at no.5 with his new album 'Rester Vivant' and 138.000 sales. The holiday season has started and Michael Bublé's 'Christmas' album rises again as every year in November. This week it goes to no.12 with 55.000 sales. 'Christmas' is the most successful Xmas album of the 21st century and sold 8.845.000 copies so far, 350.000 of it this year. But on this week's tally there placed another holiday album in an upper region, 'That's Christmas To Me' by American a cappella group Pentatonix makes a big jump from no.24 to no.7, driven by a massive 218% sales boost to 108.000. Also on the list, 'Holiday Wishes' by 'Frozen' star Idina Menzel. It reaches no.23 with 37.000 copies. Some additional sales stats: 5 Second Of Summer's self-titled album sold 18.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 478.000 so far, 'Love In The Future' by John Legend sold 11.000 units last week, 1.202.000 so far, 'Midnight Memories' by One Direction sold 8.000 units last week and has a total of 4.211.000 units so far, 'In The Lonely Hour' by Sam Smith sold 2.045.000 copies so far, 'The Hunting Party' by Linkin Park 875.000, and 'Ultraviolence' by Lana Del Rey 1.157.000.


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'All About That Bass' by Meghan Trainor holds the top position of the Global Track Chart for a seventh straight week and wins 8% in points to 388.000. Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' comes a little bit closer, because it wins 19% in points to 342.000. Directly behind arrives this week's highest debut, Japanese idol girlie group NMB 48 ("yawn") with their 9th global Top 10 smash 'Rashikunai'. The track enters the sales chart in Japan easily at no.1 with massive 420.000 copies moved, according to Oricon. Globally it enters at no.3 with 279.000 points. South Korean hip-hop artist MC Mong attacks the tally with three songs: 'I Miss You' (feat. The Truth) catapults at no.13 with 131.000 points, 'The Happiest Day Of My Life' (feat. Huh Gak) comes in at no.26 with 100.000 points, and 'Sick Enough To Die (Part 2)' (feat. Swedish Laundry) opens at no.38 with 74.000 points. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other Cheryl Cole's 'I Don't Care' at no.44, Nick Jonas' 'Jealous' at no.46, Ariana Grande's Love Me Harder' at no.50, Meghan Trainor's 'Lips Are Moving' at no.52, and Nicki Minaj feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown's 'Only' at no.55 for their first appearance on the big list. 


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Will be '1989' the top selling album of the holiday season 2014? In its second week on the the tally Taylor Swift's new album moved another massive 573.000 copies, unbelievable 2.254.000 in only two weeks! The set climbs already at no.4 on the year-to-date chart after such a short time. Only the 'Frozen' soundtrack (6.311.000), Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' (2.826.000), and Ed Sheeran's 'X' (2.314.000) sold more over the year. At the end of 2014 Taylor Swift's '1989' will be rank surely at no.2, behind 'Frozen'. Next week starts another big thing of this year's holiday season, Pink Floyd's new album 'The Endless River'. Especially in Europe huge sales are expected. On the current list the album bows prematurely at no.27 with 30.000 sales, especially due Italy. This week's highest debut comes from seven-member Japanese boygroup Kanjani 8. Their seventh studio effort lands at no.2 with 294.000 units, according to Oricon. Shy behind at no.3 arrives Scottish singer, songwriter, record producer and DJ Calvin Harris with his fourth album 'Motion' and 111.000 sales. Also new in the Top 10 are the legendary 62 year-old Italian singer / songwriter Vaso Rossi with his 27th album 'Sono Innocente' at no.6 with 61.000 sales and Japanese rock band Glay with his 14th album 'Music Life' at no.7 with 57.000 sales. The 'Frozen' soundtrack returns to the Top 10 at no.8 in its 50th week on the tally with 55.000 sales. At the end of 2014 the soundtrack could be at total sales of 7 million! Some additional sales stats: 'Farbenspiel' by Helene Fischer sold 15.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 1.532.000 so far, the soundtrack of 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' sold 19.000 units last week, 940.000 so far, 'Ghost Stories' by Coldplay sold also 19.000 units last week and as already mentioned above has a total of 2.826.000 units so far, 'Cheek To Cheek' by Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga sold 550.000 copies so far, 'If You Wait' by London Grammar 1.006.000, and 'True' by Avicii 1.906.000.


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No change at the summit of the Global Track Chart, where Meghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass' reigns a sixth consecutive week at no.1 with 361.000 points, followed also a sixth week by Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' with 289.000 points. Also unchanged at no.3 is Calvin Harris feat. John Newman's 'Blame' with 215.000 points. Similar to the album list, Ed Sheeran makes also a big jump on the track tally, where his 'Thinking Out Loud' rockets from no.17 to no.6, after a 26% points boost to 152.000. It's Ed's second Top 10 smash after 'Sing' reached no.3 in June this year. Another single of him, 'Don't', is currently at no.13 with 136.000 points. With only a few hundred points fewer, 'Blank Space', another lift-off from Taylor Swift's mega-seller '1989', bows behind at no.14 and is the highest debut on this week's Top 40 list. Another two songs arrive the tally for the first time: 'I Bet My Life' by Imagine Dragons goes to no.35 with 73.000 points and 'Geronimo', the first success for the Australian indie-pop band Sheppard, climbs to no.38 with 70.000 points. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other Taylor Swift's 'Style' at no.46, Dream5 feat. Buri Taicho's 'Dan Dan Dubi Zuba!' at no.48, Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding's 'Outside' at no.53, Nicki Minaj feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown's 'Only' at no.55 and Nick Jonas' 'Jealous' at no.56 for their first appearance on the big list


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Better than all expectations, Taylor Swift's new album '1989' exploded atop the Global Album Chart with stellar sales, in its first week at retail the set moved massive 1.681.000 copies. That's nearly the same than all other albums in the current Top 40 sold together (1.718.000 copies)! The enormous success is driven by huge sales from the USA (1.286.500 copies), Canada (107.000), United Kingdom (90.300), Japan (52.300), and Australia (43.400). That are the biggest weekly sales on the Global Album Chart since Lady GaGa's 'Born This Way' effort started with 1.921.000 copies in the week 23, 2011! By the way, Taylor Swift's former album 'Red' arrived also easily atop the chart with 1.459.000 units two years ago in the week 45. The one week sales of '1989' are enough for a big jumps straight ahead at no.8 on the year-to-date chart. Back to this week's hitlist, there's a little surprise at no.2, British singer / songwriter Ed Sheeran rises six slots and turns back to the vice-position with 97.000 sales in its 19th week on the tally. Last week's chart-topper, Arashi's 'The Digitalian' throws down at no.10, after a 91% sales implosion to 57.000 copies. The re-released Led Zeppelin albums 'IV' and 'Houses Of The Holy' celebrate a comeback on the hitlists, with a jump at no.3 (92.000 copies), respectively no.6 (71.000 copies). Some additional sales stats: the self-titled debut by 5 Second Of Summer sold 15.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 1.107.000 so far, 'Bad Blood' by Bastille sold 6.000 units last week, 1.828.000 so far, 'Native' by OneRepublic sold 17.000 units last week and has a tota of 1.659.000 units so far, 'Racine Carrée' by Stromae sold 2.562.000 copies so far, 'Xscape' by Michael Jackson 1.489.000, and 'My Everything' by Ariana Grande 752.000.




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