US Billboard Charts (16/12/2017)

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Postby borderwolf » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:42 am

Green Day's 'Revolution Radio Tour' Wrap Leads Hot Tours Roundup
https://www.billboard.com/articles/colu ... rs-roundup
12/7/2017 by Bob Allen

Green Day has wrapped the final leg of its Revolution Radio Tour that covered four continents during a 14-month stretch that began in September 2016. Box office sales from the first five stops on the tour’s seventh and final leg -- a nine-city trek through Latin America -- reached $6.2 million from more than 90,000 sold tickets. Reported by Latin promoter Move Concerts, sales from those five markets earn the band the No. 1 ranking on the latest roundup of top-grossing Hot Tours (see below).

The Latin leg was the band’s only jaunt on the South American continent during the tour that launched on Sept. 26, 2016 and wrapped in November of this year. Included were three runs through North America, two through European countries and one trek in Australia and New Zealand.

The tour included over 100 headlining dates at both indoor and outdoor venues, along with a host of festival appearances primarily in Europe this past summer. About 65% of the shows worldwide were reported to Billboard Boxscore by promoters and venues, so based on show averages from reported concerts, the estimated overall gross for the tour falls in the $70 million range from about 1.2 million sold tickets.

Green Day’s top-grossing engagement on the tour -- among the reported events -- was a stadium performance in Buenos Aires during the recent Latin American leg. The concert, held at Estadio José Amalfitani, produced a $2.2 million take from 33,123 sold seats on Nov. 10. The Argentine venue was one of four stadiums during the Latin leg that also included shows staged at outdoor concert sites in four more locations. The band’s final appearance on the tour came in Mexico City on Nov. 19. Green Day headlined the closing night of the Corona Capital Festival that also featured a headlining slot for Foo Fighters the previous day.

HOT TOURS - Dec. 5, 2017
Ranked by Gross. Compiled from Boxscores reported Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Rank ACT
Total Gross
Show Date Range
Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
Total Attendance (Capacity)

1 GREEN DAY
$6,221,359
Nov. 1-10
Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro (1/0)
Arena Anhembi, São Paulo (1/0)
Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba, Brazil (1/0)
Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil (1/0)
Estadio José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires (1/0)
90,165 (109,000)

2 BON JOVI
$3,820,640
Sept. 19
Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil
36,850 (48,285)

3 RICARDO ARJONA
$3,595,100
Nov. 19-23
Movistar Arena, Santiago
47,522 (57,020)

4 AEROSMITH
$2,279,735
Sept. 15-18
Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador (1/0)
Esplanada do Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (1/0)
28,948 (58,000)

5 BILLY JOEL
$1,641,808
Nov. 29
Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City (1/1)
16,003 (16,003)

6 MIGUEL BOSÉ
$1,544,853
Oct. 13-15
Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City (3/0)
27,485 (28,860)

7 DEAD & COMPANY
$1,479,555
Dec. 2
Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas (1/0)
11,700 (12,070)

8 DEF LEPPARD
$1,373,654
Sept. 28-Oct. 5
Luna Park, Buenos Aires (1/0)
Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City (1/0)
Auditorio Telmex, Guadalajara, Mexico (1/1)
23,340 (33,252)

9 TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA
$1,344,106
Nov. 30-Dec. 1
Oracle Arena, Oakland (1/0)
Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio (2/2)
22,064 (27,715)

10 STEVIE NICKS
$1,194,260
Nov. 7-8
ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney (2/0)
11,832 (13,798)
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Postby borderwolf » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:47 am

Thirty Seconds to Mars Earn First Rock Airplay No. 1 With 'Walk on Water'
https://www.billboard.com/articles/colu ... k-on-water
12/7/2017 by Kevin Rutherford

The Jared Leto-fronted act ascends 2-1.

Thirty Seconds to Mars score their first No. 1 on Billboard's Rock Airplay chart as "Walk on Water" rises 2-1 on the ranking dated Dec. 16.

The song, which accumulated 11 million audience impressions (up 6 percent) in the week ending Dec. 3, according to Nielsen Music, already eclipsed the Jared Leto-led rockers' previous-best chart rank, No. 4, reached by a trio of hits: "Kings and Queens" and "This Is War" in 2010 and "Up in the Air" in 2013. (The chart began in 2009.)

More good news for Thirty Seconds to Mars: "Walk on Water" becomes the band's first song to reach No. 1 on a Billboard airplay chart in over seven years. The trio has earned three No. 1s on the Alternative Songs airplay chart, most recently "This Is War" (July 31, 2010). "Water," meanwhile, spends its third week at No. 2 on that ranking, blocked so far by Portugal. The Man's "Feel It Still" for two weeks and, as of this week, Beck's "Up All Night."

The success of "Water" on Rock Airplay is assisted by the track's top 10 ascent on the Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart, having peaked at No. 7 (Nov. 25) and ranking at No. 8 for the subsequent three weeks, although up in spins each week. That's important to note because it's the first time the act has reached the top 10 of that chart in a discography dating back to 2002, when "Capricorn (A Brand New Name)" peaked at No. 31. The band's previous best on Mainstream Rock Songs? "From Yesterday," which peaked at No. 11 in 2007.

"Water" is the lead single from Thirty Seconds to Mars' upcoming fifth studio album, the follow-up to 2013's Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams. The new LP, the band's first on Interscope Records (after departing Capitol), does not yet have an announced release date.
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Postby thebigham » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:47 pm

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Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Eagles' 'Hotel California' Returns After 40th Anniversary Reissue
12/8/2017 by Keith Caulfield

Plus: Perry Como’s back on the chart for the first time since 1976.

Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the action on the latest Billboard 200 chart:

— Eagles, Hotel California – No. 44 — After the classic No. 1 album was remastered and reissued to celebrate its 40th anniversary, it returns to the list at No. 44 (15,000 units; up 1,424 percent). The bulk of the album’s units were driven by traditional album sales: 12,000 (up 1,292 percent). The revamped edition includes a selection of live recordings from a 1976 concert at The Forum in Los Angeles. For sales tracking and charting purposes, all versions of Hotel California — new and old — are linked together. The original album spent eight weeks at No. 1 on the chart in 1977, and a total of seven months in the top 40. It launched the Billboard Hot 100 hit singles “New Kid in Town” (No. 1), the title track (No. 1) and “Life in the Fast Lane” (No. 11).

— Soundtrack, Trolls Holiday - No. 109 — The Trolls Holiday soundtrack arrives at No. 109 and rallies 20-7 on the Soundtracks chart with 7,000 units (up 117 percent), following the TV special’s NBC premiere on Nov. 24. The album features a cover of Madonna’s “Holiday,” as performed by the special’s voice actors Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick, along with the rest of the cast. Timberlake of course formerly collaborated with Madonna on her Hard Candy album, which yielded the No. 3-peaking Hot 100 hit "4 Minutes" (Madonna featuring Timberlake and Timbaland).

— Little Mix, Glory Days – No. 116 — The album, which debuted and peaked at No. 25 a little more than a year ago (Dec. 10, 2016-dated chart), re-enters the list at No. 116 after its deluxe reissue on Nov. 24. The new version of the album features a host of bonus tracks, which helps the album return with 7,000 units (up 392 percent). (Like Hotel California, above, all versions of Glory Days are merged together for tracking purposes.)

— “Weird Al” Yankovic, Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of “Weird Al” Yankovic – No. 185 — The comedian-singer’s 15-CD box set starts at No. 185 with 6,000 units (all from traditional album sales). The collection boasts all 14 of his studio albums remastered, alongside a bonus disc of non-album tracks. The box was also available on vinyl, and shifted nearly 2,000 copies — enough to debut at No. 21 on the Vinyl Albums chart.

— Perry Como, The Classic Christmas Album – No. 196 — The Grammy and Emmy Award-winning singer and TV personality returns to the chart for the first time since 1976, as his 2014 holiday collection The Classic Christmas Album bows at No. 196. The set’s debut is mostly driven by on-demand audio streams of its songs, which include familiar seasonal favorites like “(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays” and “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.”

Como, who died in 2001, was last on the chart in 1976 with Just Out of Reach, peaking at No. 142.
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Postby HolidayGuy » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:27 pm

Thanks, all, for posting the charts and info.
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Postby borderwolf » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:18 pm

Post Malone's 'Stoney' Completes Longest Climb Ever to No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
https://www.billboard.com/articles/colu ... hop-albums
12/8/2017 by Trevor Anderson

The rapper's debut album tops the chart nearly a year after its release and breaks a record set in 1989!

One week shy of its chart anniversary, Post Malone’s Stoney finally touches No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (dated Dec. 16) and shatters the record for the longest climb to the summit. The set tops the chart in its 51st week on the list, eclipsing the previous 40-week benchmark set by Guy’s self-titled LP in 1989.

Stoney earned 37,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Nov. 30, according to Nielsen Music, rising from No. 2 to No. 1.

Stoney, released on Dec. 9, 2016, has endured thanks to a spaced-out series of hits in the past year. The album’s “Congratulations," featuring Quavo, had a slow but steady rise in the first half of 2016. The song debuted on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs the same chart week (Dec. 31, 2016) that Stoney made its chart premiere, but reached the top 10 for the first time some four months later, on the chart dated April 29, 2017. “Congratulations” ultimately peaked at No. 5 for five weeks as it banked 21 straight weeks in the top 10 before departing the region in September.

The Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart ranks the genre’s most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track-equivalent albums and streaming-equivalent albums. Thus, on-demand audio streams and song downloads of Stoney tracks directly benefit the album’s chart placement.

In addition, Stoney earned a bonus push when a live performance of the album cut “I Fall Apart” went viral in September and sparked massive streams and new radio airplay for the tune. “Apart” entered Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 24 in October and currently sits at No. 9 – its highest rank yet -- for a second frame.

Plus, Post Malone’s current monster hit, the standalone single “Rockstar” (featuring 21 Savage), sits atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for an eighth consecutive week. The huge momentum behind the collaboration has likely encouraged new listeners to explore his back catalog. Stoney, Post Malone’s only studio album to date, would be the key beneficiary.

As Stoney’s persistence pays off, here is an updated look at the longest treks to No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, dating back to its launch on Jan. 30, 1965:

Weeks to No. 1, Album, Artist, Date
51, Stoney, Post Malone, Dec. 16, 2017
40, Guy, Guy, April 15, 1989
34, The Comfort Zone, Vanessa Williams, May 2, 1992
26, Introducing The Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby, Terence Trent D’Arby, April 30, 1988
25, Faith, George Michael, May 21, 1988
24, Rapture, Anita Baker, Sept. 20, 1986
24, Private Line, Gerald Levert, April 18, 1992
24, Hotshot, Shaggy, Feb. 3, 2001
23, Let’s Get It Started, M.C. Hammer, April 8, 1999
22, Diana, Diana Ross, July 26, 1980
22, Hi-Five, Hi-Five, April 20, 1991
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Postby borderwolf » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:22 pm

Luis Miguel Earns Second No. 1 on Regional Mexican Albums With 'Mexico Por Siempre'
https://www.billboard.com/articles/colu ... can-albums
12/8/2017 by Pamela Bustios

Plus, Anitta debuts on Hot Latin Songs & Ulices Chaidez scores second top 10 on Regional Mexican Albums with new set.

Luis Miguel’s Mexico Por Siempre album debuts at No. 1 on the Regional Mexican Albums chart (dated Dec. 16), as the set earned 6,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Nov. 30 according to Nielsen Music. Out of that sum, 5,000 were in traditional album sales.

Mexico Por Siempre -- released Nov. 24 through WEA Latina -- is the entertainer's first studio effort in seven years and his 20th studio album. It follows his self-titled pop set, which reached No. 1 on both Top Latin Albums and Latin Pop Albums in 2010.

Mexico Por Siempre earns the singer his second chart-topper on Regional Mexican Albums -- and just his second charting effort ever on the list -- following the 2004 ninth-week leader Mexico En La Piel. (Between the two Mexico albums, he released a number of pop sets that were not eligible for the Regional Mexican Albums list. Instead, those titles charted on the Latin Pop Albums chart.)

Concurrently, the new album opens at No. 2 on the Top Latin Albums chart, marking his 18th top 10 and 22nd charting title. Further, the set debuts on the Billboard 200 at No. 184; it's his 16th chart entry.

Ulices Chaidez y Sus Plebes Score Second Top 10: Back on the Regional Mexican Albums chart, Ulices Chaidez y Sus Plebes earn their second chart entry -- and second top 10 -- with El Elegido, as the album debuts at No. 9.

El Elegido bows with 1,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Nov. 30, driven mostly by streams. The set's songs generated 1.13 million on-demand audio streams during the tracking week.

The set follows Andamos En El Ruedo,which spent four weeks at No. 1 in February and March. The set steps 10-11 on the latest chart.

Anitta Arrives on Hot Latin Songs Chart: Brazilian singer-songwriter Anitta makes her debut on the Hot Latin Songs chart with “Downtown," a duet with J Balvin. The song debuts at No. 24, powered almost entirely by streams (2.4 million).

Anitta has scored two hits on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, but this is her first entry on a Latin chart. Further, this earns J Balvin his 19th chart entry on Hot Latin Songs.
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Postby borderwolf » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:24 pm

BTS Earn Sixth No. 1 on World Digital Song Sales Chart With 'MIC Drop'
https://www.billboard.com/articles/colu ... -desiigner
12/8/2017 by Jeff Benjamin

The sensations extend their lead of chart-toppers & score the second K-pop/hip-hop collaboration to hit the top spot.

BTS continue their domination on the Billboard charts and further cement their stateside impact with their latest single.

The band's "MIC Drop" jumps from No. 8 to No. 1 on the World Digital Song Sales chart thanks to its exciting new remix featuring Desiigner and new production from Steve Aoki. As previously reported, the song sold 45,000 downloads, according to Nielsen Music to help it secure a spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The trap-infused braggadocio anthem was already one of the more popular tracks on BTS' new Love Yourself: Her EP, originally debuting at No. 7 on World Song Sales and has spent 11 weeks on the chart to date.

This new accomplishment extends BTS' bag of No. 1s on World Digital Song Sales to six, marking their fourth chart-topper on the chart in 2017. Earlier this year, the guys topped the chart with the singles "Spring Day," "Not Today" and "DNA," while also scoring two No. 1s last year with "Fire" and Blood Sweat & Tears."

BTS lead among an exclusive (but growing) group of K-pop acts to top the tally. Behind BTS is PSY with his four No. 1s, BIGBANG and Blackpink have three each, EXO and 2NE1 have two apiece, while CL, Twice, and G-Dragon and Taeyang have also collected No. 1s.

A fun chart fact: Desiigner is now the second U.S. artist to score a No. 1 on World Digital Song Sales thanks to a K-pop collaboration. The first was none other than Snoop Dogg, when he joined PSY on "Hangover" with the track hitting No. 1 on the chart dated June 28, 2014.
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Postby borderwolf » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:25 pm

BTS Remix Bumps Steve Aoki & Desiigner to New Social 50 Chart Heights
https://www.billboard.com/articles/colu ... l-50-chart
12/8/2017 by Kevin Rutherford

Aoki leaps 30-2 (just behind BTS) on the chart, while Desiigner debuts at No. 16.

Social media’s BTS effect has two new benefactors on Billboard’s Social 50 chart, as Steve Aoki and Desiigner reach new highs on the tally dated Dec. 16.

The Social 50 is powered by data tracked by music analytics company Next Big Sound and ranks the most popular artists on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Wikipedia and Tumblr. The chart's methodology blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with artist page views and engagement. The chart’s latest tracking week ended Nov. 30, and BTS is No. 1 for a 51st week.

Following the release of the official remix of “Mic Drop,” BTS’ Love Yourself: Her track remixed by Aoki and featuring rapper Desiigner, both acts shoot up the social media chart, Aoki reaching a new peak of No. 2 (up from No. 30) with a boost of 287 percent in Twitter mentions to 1.1 million, according to Next Big Sound. Previously, Aoki had peaked at No. 13 on the ranking dated Dec. 31, 2016.

Not that Aoki had to do much to garner that increase in social media interactions. Simply tweeting about “Mic Drop,” which debuted at No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 dated Dec. 16, spurred a major boost in interactions, whether it was simply announcing the track’s release or thanking fans for sending the song to iTunes in dozens of countries around the world.

Desiigner, of course, benefited too; in fact, the rapper had never made the Social 50 prior to his No. 16 debut, scoring an increase of 170 percent in Twitter mentions (875,000 overall). He tweeted his excitement around the track’s strong start on digital download services, posting on Nov. 27 that the song was “too litt [sic] I just almost passed out.”

Meanwhile, BTS retained its hold of No. 1 on the chart, now just one week away from a year spent atop the ranking (though nonconsecutive). Though the K-pop group actually decreased in social media metrics on services like Twitter and Instagram, BTS jumped 7 percent in Wikipedia views (99,000) and earned 755,000 new YouTube subscriptions, a 164 percent boost.
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Postby tada » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:17 am

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Postby Wayne » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:14 am

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