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As expected, Lana Del Rey's new album 'Ultraviolence' jumps atop the global album chart this week after healthy 356.000 sales in its start week. The biggest sales achieved the album in the USA with 182.300 copies, United Kingdom with 48.000 copies, Canada with 21.000 copies and France with 20.300 copies. But the current single 'West Coast' is far away from the Top 40 this week and peaked at no.21 nine weeks ago. On the other side Lana's first album 'Born To Die' returns at no.29 this week with 22.000 sales. Since the release in February 2012 it sold massive 4,72 million units. Also back on the hitlist after nearly one year absence is Ed Sheeran's debut album 'Plus'. It rises to no.38 with 18.000 sales and that's virtually the foreshock of Ed's new album 'X', which will be make a deep impact on next week's chart, a sure no.1! Back to this week's tally, there's another important new entry, the sixth studio album of Nu Metal legend Linkin Park. 'The Hunting Party' bows shy behind 'Ultraviolence' with 270.000 sales.


The Los Angeles based band reached it career peak in 2000 / 2001 with the milestone 'Hybrid Theory'. This album sold around 19 million copies to date and ranks at no.78 on the ALL TIME CHART. Biggest winner of the week is the promising British newcomer Sam Smith with his debut album 'In The Lonely Hour'. After the release in the USA and Canada the set makes a big jump from no.13 to no.3 on the global chart, a huge 389% sales boost to 215.000 copies. Japanese idol group Hey! Say! Jump opens with the third album 'Smart' at no.4 and sold 127.000 copies, according to Oricon. South Korean boy band Beast arrives at no.9 with the new effort 'Good Luck' and 58.000 sales, according to Hanteo and Oricon. The final new entry in the Top 10 comes from pop icon Jennifer Lopez. Her eighth studio album 'A.K.A.' jumps at no.10 with 52.000 sales. Elsewhere in the Top 10: Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' falls from no.2 to no.5 (down 29% to 118.000 sales), the 'Frozen' soundtrack slides from no.3 to no.6 (down 10% to 111.000 sales), Jack White's former no.1 'Lazaretto' throws down at no.7 (down 67% to 75.000 sales), and Michael Jackson's 'Xscape' sails from no.4 to no.8 (down 29% to 66.000 sales). Some additional sales stats: 'Midnight Memories' by One Direction sold 17.000 copies last week and 3,96 million in total, 'Racine Carrée' by Stromae sold 16.000 units last week, 2,24 million so far, 'If You Wait' by London Grammar sold 11.000 units last week and has a total of 580.000 units so far, 'Plus' by Ed Sheeran sold 3,68 million copies so far, 'Bangerz' by Miley Cyrus 1,83 million and Shakira's self-titled album 610.000.


World's No.1 Single of the week!

Posted on June 21, 2014

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Only 1000 points seperates Pharrell Williams from a new alltime record: 'Happy' would be almost a 20th week at no.1, more than each other song in history. But now after 19 weeks it's shift change: the 24 year-old Australian rapper Iggy Azalea takes the cepter and rules the global hitlist for the first time with 'Fancy'. But it was a very tight race, between no.1 and no.5 there's a gap of only 12.000 points! 'Fancy' tops with 248.000 points. Very close behind Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' with 247.000 points, John Legend's 'All Of Me' with 243.000 points, Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' with 240.000 points and Ariana Grande's 'Problem' with 236.000 points. And by the way, 'Fancy' reigns this week tally with the lowest points frame since the week 7, 2012. In that week Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris' 'We Found Love' topped a 14th and last week with only 243.000 points. British singer / songwriter Ella Henderson brings this week's highest debut on the global hitlist. Her 'Ghost' storms to no.1 in United Kingdom and at no.15 globally with 122.000 points. 'Ghost', written by OneRepublic mastermind Ryan Tedder, is the debut single for Henderson, who was sixth in the British casting show X Factor in 2012. New at no.16 with only some hundred points less, J-pop boygroup News starts with their new smash 'One'. The World Cup is now perceptible on the charts. The official 2014 FIFA World Cup song, 'We Are One (Ole Ola)' by Pitbull feat. Jennifer Lopez & Claudia Leitte moves up to no.24 with 91.000 points. Another World Cup smash, 'Dare (La La La)' by Shakira climbs shy behind the Top 40 at no.43. Four years ago, at the last World Cup in South Africa, Shakira performed the official FIFA song: 'Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)' was a big success and reached no.6 on the global tally, driven among other, by the fantastic video clip. Outside the top 40 waiting also Enrique Iglesias' 'Bailando' at no.49, Nicki Minaj's 'Pills N Potions' at no.53, MKTO's 'Classic' at no.55 and Lilly Wood & The Prick's 'Prayer In C (Robin Schulz Remix)' at no.56 for their first appearance on the big list. 


World's No.1 Album of the week!

Posted on June 21, 2014

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The White Stripes mastermind and rock icon Jack White manages a clear global no.1 with his second solo effort 'Lazaretto'. The album sold 227.000 copies in its initial week, 137.700 of it in the USA and 25.300 in United Kingdom. Jack's first solo set, 'Blunderbuss', started also at no.1 on the global chart with 254.000 units in the week 19, 2012. His former band The White Stripes was one of the most exciting rock acts of the last decade, especially the epochal album 'Elephant' from 2003 and the single lift-off 'Seven Nation Army'. The song with the clear-cut guitar riff mutated over the years to a great soccer and stadion hymn. Last week's chart-topper, Namie Amuro's 'Ballada' throws down at no.9 after a 74% sales decline to 67.000 sales. Unchanged at no.2 ranks Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' with another 166.000 sales, a total of 1,72 million after four weeks on the tally. The 'Frozen' soundtrack climbs back at no.3 with 124.000 sales. After 29 weeks the album cracks the 5 million border with its total sales.


The last album with sales more than 5 million was Bruno Mars' 'Unorthodox Jukebox', released in December 2012. Back to this week's hitlist, where Michael Jackson's posthumous set 'Xscape' rises one slot at no.4 with 93.000 sales, a total of 923.000 after five weeks on the hitlist. Miranda Lambert's second album 'Platinum' slides five spots at no.8, triggered by a 63% sales loss to 70.000 copies. Sandwiched between Michael Jackson and Miranda Lambert there are three very different new entries. British rock duo Kasabian bows at no.5 with their fifth studio album '48:13' and 91.000 sales, German fun rapper Cro lands close behind at no.6 with his second effort 'Melodie' and 87.000 sales and British folk-rcok singer / songwriter Passenger opens at no.7 with his fifth album 'Whispers' and 84.000 sales. Rounds out the top ten is a hommage compilation to the French chanson legend Renaud. 'La Bande Á Renaud' jumps easily at no.1 in France this week and at no.10 globally with 54.000 sales. Some additional sales stats: 'Random Access Memories' by Daft Punk sold 9.000 copies last week and 3,82 million in total, 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' by Eminem sold 12.000 units last week, 4,08 million so far, Beyoncé's self-titled album sold 8.000 units last week and has a total of 3,33 million units so far, 'Sex And Love' by Enrique Iglesias sold 205.000 copies so far, 'Midnight Memories' by One Direction 3,94 million and 'Pure Heroine' by Lorde 2,47 million.


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In 1991 Bryan Adams reached an alltime record, when his '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You' was massive 19 weeks atop the global chart. Now Pharrell Williams equals this record, his monster smash 'Happy' stays an impressive 19th week at the summit. But with only 275.000 points, the lowest points frame for a no.1 tune since Kelly Clarkson's 'Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)' peaked with only 268.000 points in the 8, 2012. On the other side 'Happy' scored with massive 731.000 points 13 weeks ago. After exactly half a year on the tally the tune reaches a total of 11.188 points, that means no.26 on the ALL TIME CHART. But now the competition is close behind, Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' returns to no.2 with only 2.000 points less. And after the UK release Ed Sheeran's 'Sing' makes a big jump from no.10 to no.3 globally, thanks to a 55% points boost to 264.000. What will be happen next week? Can 'Happy' lead a 20th week? All three songs in the upper region of the global chart becoming point declines next week, so it's very difficult to say, who win. And there's another song with a little chance for the next global no.1: Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' climbs at no.6 this week, after an 18% points increase to 239.000... it will be exciting, next week! The new-entries: J-pop boy group Kat-Tun brings the highest, 'In Fact' starts at no.20 with 98.000 points, South Korean idol star Teayang comes in at no.23 with 'Eyes, Nose, Lips' and 90.000 points, Lil Wayne feat. Drake's 'Believe Me' opens at no.31 with 75.000 points and Disclosure feat. Sam Smith's 'Latch' moves close behind at no.32 with 74.000 points. Outside the top 40 waiting among other Enrique Iglesias' 'Bailando' at no.52, Pharrell Williams' 'Marilyn Monroe' at no.56 and MKTO's 'Classic' at no.57 for their first appearance on the big list. 


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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.




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