Thanks to its release in the USA and Canada, 5 Seconds Of Summer's self-titled set rockets easily from no16 to the tip of the Global Album Chart this week with 317.000 sales, a whopping 637% sales boost compared to the previous week. The album bowed three weeks ago at no.3 with 163.000 sales, when it was released in the rest of the world. The biggest sales generated 5 Seconds Of Summer last week in the USA with 259.000 sales, Canada with 20.000 sales and United Kingdom with 7.000 sales. In its four weeks on the tally the effort reached a total of 579.000 sales. Ed Sheeran's 'X' holds no.2 with another 100.000 sales, a total of 1,14 million after five weeks on the tally. The indestructible 'Frozen' soundtrack climbs one slot at no.3 and found another 90.000 buyers. But it's the first time since the week 1, 2014 (when it ranked at no.21 with 91.000 sales) that the album sold less than 100.000 copies in a week. Whatever, after 35 weeks on the hitlist, 'Frozen' sold a total of 5,63 million units. This week's highest debut comes from the South Korean idol group Girls' Generation, also known as So Nyeo Shi Dae. Their first compilation 'The Best', released last week in Japan, sold 75.000 units, according to Oricon. Rounds out the top five is Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories', which climbs back at no.5 in its 10th week at the hitlist with 68.000 sales. Last week's leader, Jason Mraz' 'Yes' delves deeply to no.13 after a 66% sales decline to 40.000 copies. Girls' Generation's 'The Best' leads eight debuts on the Top 40 this week, but besides Yes and La Roux all other are regional acts. La Roux new set 'Trouble In Paradise' opens at no.16 with 34.000 sales. Her self-titled debut album opened lower at no.21, but with much more sales (66.000 in the week 28, 2009). And the 21st studio album of the British art-rock formation Yes, 'Heaven & Earth', jumps at no.29 with 20.000 sales. Their first album was released 45 years ago! And their biggest success was the single smash 'Owner Of The Lonely Heart', which climbed at no.2 on the world chart in February 1984. Some additional sales stats: 'Bad Blood' by Bastille sold 13.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 1,7 million so far, 'Marshall Mathers LP 2' by Eminem sold 11.000 units last week, 4,14 million so far, 'Midnight Memories' by One Direction sold also 16.000 units last week and has a total of 4,04 million units so far, 'Farbenspiel' by Helene Fischer sold 1,29 million copies so far, 'Racine Carrée' by Stromae 2,35 million and 'Random Access Memories' by Daft Punk 3,86 million.



Ariana Grande's 'Problem' is the fourth time atop the Global Track Chart. It leads with another 271.000 points, an 8% points loss compared to the previous week. But close behind with 266.000 points climbs Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' back at no.2, three weeks ago it ruled the tally for one week. Could it return at the summit next week? Unlikely, because the Canadian pop-reggae band Magic! is on the way to the tip. This week their 'Rude' rises from no.7 to no.3, after a 12% points increase to 227.000. And next week, after the successful release in United Kingdom, it will take another big leap - it seems like till no.1! Back to this week's hitlist, highest debut is another tune from 5 Seconds Of Summer self-titled album. 'Everything I Didn't Say' bows at no.18 with 117.000 points. Besides three debuts by regional acts from Japan and South Korea, there's only another international new-entry this week: the excellent 'Riptide' by Australian newcomer Vance Joy. It moves to no.40 with 69.000 points. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other Andreas Bourani's 'Auf Uns' at no.43, Kesney Chesney's 'American Kids' at no.44, Dierks Bentley's Drunk On A Plane' at no.52, David Guetta feat. Sam Martin's 'Lovers On The Sun' at no.53 and Lady Antebellum's 'Bartender' at no.55 for their first appearance on the big list. Our weekly survey contains global sales and global airplay. At the moment the ratio is 75% for sales and 25% for airplay. The ratio will be changed step by step in the next few weeks. Airplay will be devalued to 20%, Sales to 70% and new is Streaming with 10%. From last week on the data of the main streaming provider company Spotify are including to our hitlist.



It was a tight race, until the last minute it wasn't clear who win, but now we have the result: 'Yes!', the fifth studio album of the American singer / songwriter Jason Mraz bows atop the Global Album Chart with 118.000 initial sales, the lion's share of it in the USA with 81.000. 'Yes!' overtakes Ed Sheeran's 'X', which was no.1 the last two weeks and follows now close behind at no.2 with 116.000 sales. 'Mandatory Fun', the new no.1 of the Billboard Album Chart opens at no.3 globally with 110.000 sales. It's the 14th album release by Comedian singer Weird Al Yankovic and the first comedy album at no.1 in the USA since 1963. The unstoppable soundtrack to Disney's blockbuster 'Frozen' ranks at no.4 this week with another 102.000 sales, a total of 5,54 million so far. Rounds out the top five is the third highest debut on the current tally: 'The Black Market' by the Chicago based punk-rock band Rise Against. It arrives with 99.000 global sales. Imagine Dragons' 'Night Vision' is the big dinosaur on the tally. The effort ranks since 83 weeks on the Top 40, one year and seven months, currently at no.27 with 25.000 sales, a total of 3,86 million so far. Since the start of the Media Traffic album chart in 2004, it's the 11th biggest longtime-seller. Adele's '19' was 85 weeks on the hitlist, the follow-up '21' even 129 weeks. Justin Bieber's 'My World' had a total of 86 weeks, Rihanna's 'Good Girl Gone Bad' with 91 weeks, Kelly Clarkson's 'Breakaway' with 92 weeks, Mumford & Sons' 'Sigh No More' with 93 weeks, Nickelback's 'All The Right Reasons' with 95 weeks, Amy Winehouse's 'Back To Black' with 113 weeks, Norah Jones' 'Come Away With Me' with 114 weeks and finally Lady GaGa's 'The Fame (Monster)' with massive 137 weeks. Some additional sales stats: 'A.K.A.' by Jennifer Lopez sold 11.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 117.000 so far, 'Caustic Love' by Pablo Nutini sold 17.000 units last week, 533.000 so far, 'Born To Die' by Lana Del Rey sold also 17.000 units last week and has a total of 4,79 million units so far, 'Back To Bedlam' by James Blunt sold around 12,5 million copies so far, 'Back To Black' by Amy Winehouse nearly 14 million and 'Born This Way' by Lady GaGa 6,3 million.



A fortnight ago it was a try, when Ariana Grande climbed for the first time to the summit with scanty 234.000 points, a nine-year low. Last week, Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' overtaked with 273.000 points (this week at no.2 with 260.000 points). But now after the successful release in United Kingdom, where 'Problem' starts at the tip with more than 100.000 sales, the songs returns also to the no.1 spot of the Global Track Chart. 'Problem' scales up to 333.000 points, a massive 41% boost compared to the previous week and the highest points frame since six weeks. Swedish duo Nico & Vinz reaches a new peak with a jump at no.3 and an 1% points increase to 225.000. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' breaks through the 12 million border this week and rises to no.12 on the ALL TIME CHART. On the weekly tabulation it sits tight at no.6 in its 30th week with another 202.000 points. Highest debut comes from the Aussie-boys 5 Seconds Of Summer. 'Amnesia', the fifth lift-off from their self-titled album shoots straight at no.16 with 137.000 points. Close behind starts chart-champion Ariana Grande with another song. 'Break Free', a collaboration with Russian-German musician Zedd, comes in at no.17 with 124.000 points. Not far away at no.19 opens the current no.1 of the Japanese Single Chart, 'Omoidama' by the boy group Kanajani 8 with 112.000 points. Outside the Top 40 waiting among other MKTO's 'Classic' at no.42, Kesney Chesney's 'American Kids' at no.44, Kongo's 'Come With Me' at no.47, Dierks Bentley's Drunk On A Plane' at no.52 and Vance Joy's 'Riptide' at no.58 for their first appearance on the big list.



In its second week at retail, Ed Sheeran's new album 'X' sold another healthy 220,000 units. But that aren't enough for a second week atop the Global Album Chart, because 'Kis-My-Journey', the third set of the Japanese boy group Kis-My-Ft2, overtakes with 246,000 sales, according to Oricon Inc. It's the first global no.1 for this band. Their debut album 'Kis-My-1st' started at no.2 in the week 15, 2012 with 254,000 sales and the follow-up 'Good Ikuze!' entered at no.4 in the week 15, 2013 with 222,000 units. Back to Ed Sheeran, his 'X' album slides at no.2 with a total of 769,000 copies after two weeks on the tally. In United Kingdom the album leads the hitlist with impressive second week sales of 93,300 copies. In the USA the set moved another 52,600 units last week, in Germany estimated 15,000 sales, in Australia 11,500 and in Canada 7,700. Australian new teenie sensation 5 Seconds Of Summer starts by with the first full-length album. Despite non-sales from the USA and Canada (where the album will be released three weeks later), the globally sales of 163,000 are enough for a no.3 debut. Sorted by countries, the highest sales had the set in United Kingdom with 67,000, following by Australia with 26,100, France with 11,200 and Germany with estimated 10,000. The third-highest of overall 14 new-entries on this week's tally is American singer-songwriter, record producer, rapper and actor Trey Songz with his sixth album 'Trigga'. It opens at no.4 globally with 115,000 copies. The lion's share of it sold the set in the USA, where it started at no.1 on the national album chart with 104,800 sales, according to Billboard. Some additional sales stats: 'Unorthodox Jukebox' by Bruno Mars sold 10,000 copies last week and reaches the 6 million border in total now, 'Born To Die' by Lana Del Rey sold 19,000 units last week, 4,76 million so far, Beyoncé's self titled-album sold 10,000 units last week and has a total of 3,36 million units so far, 'Ghost Stories' by Coldplay sold 2,04 million copies so far, 'G I R L' by Pharrell Williams 1,5 million and 'Artpop' by Lady GaGa 1,83 million.

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