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Postby iHypeMusic » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:38 pm

Week ending December 27, 2018

Albums Consumption Units: 605,964,000 (+23.3%) [LY: 491,546,000]
Album Sales: 138,951,000 (-17.9%) [LY: 169,145,000]
Digital Track Sales: 404,241,000 (-27.1%) [LY: 554,815,000]
Audio On-Demand Equivalent: 426,589,000 (+59.8%) [LY: 266,920,000]

CD Sales: 69,714,000 (-21.0%) [LY: 88,196,000]
Vinyl Sales: 16,355,000 (+14.2%) [LY: 14,319,000]
Digital Sales: 52,444,000 (-20.8%) [LY: 66,223,000]
Other Sales: 437,000 (+7.3%) [LY: 407,000]
Audio On-Demand Streams: 598,726,052,000 (+49.5%) [LY: 400,379,775,000]

Consumption units this week: 64.55% stream equivalent sales, 29.64% album sales, 5.81% track equivalent sales.
Consumption units this year: 70.4% stream equivalent sales, 22.93% album sales, 6.67% track equivalent sales.
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Postby bsdoacao3 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:00 pm

taki taki and money pure sales please
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Postby oldbloke » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:27 pm

iHypeMusic wrote:Week ending December 27, 2018

Album Sales: 138,951,000 (-17.9%) [LY: 169,145,000]
Digital Track Sales: 404,241,000 (-27.1%) [LY: 554,815,000]
Thanks! If Nielsen Music do include w/e January 3 in their 2018 totals the YOY drops will reduce.
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Postby oldbloke » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:29 pm

SmittyRoc70 wrote:Final wk 4 2018! ALBUM SALES WK 52 (#101-200) Thanks oldbloke 4 everything and Happy New Year! :D
ALBUM SALES WEEK 52 (PART 2)

Albums shown in blue are 2018 releases

Rank - Estimated 2018 Sales - TITLE - Artist ( Estimated Total Sales )
101 - 118,000 - KIDZ BOP 37 - Kidz Bop Kids ( 118,000 )
102 - 116,000 - EAT THE ELEPHANT - A Perfect Circle ( 116,000 )
103 - 116,000 - PREQUELLE - Ghost ( 116,000 )
104 - 116,000 - KIDS SEE GHOSTS - Kids See Ghosts ( 116,000 )
105 - 115,000 - CULTURE II - Migos ( 115,000 )
106 - 114,000 - THE NOW NOW - Gorillaz ( 114,000 )
107 - 114,000 - ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS - Neil Diamond ( 542,000 )
108 - 114,000 - 2018 GRAMMY NOMINEES - Various ( 114,000 )
109 - 109,000 - ICON: LYNYRD SKYNYRD - Lynyrd Skynyrd ( 814,000 )
110 - 109,000 - WHEN LEGENDS RISE - Godsmack ( 109,000 )
111 - 109,000 - MASTER OF PUPPETS - Metallica ( 5,478,000 )
112 - 108,000 - NOW 66 - Various ( 108,000 )
113 - 108,000 - AMERICAN TEEN - Khalid ( 255,000 )
114 - 108,000 - ABBEY ROAD - Beatles ( 5,541,000 )
115 - 105,000 - HYBRID THEORY - Linkin Park ( 10,675,000 )
116 - 105,000 - SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND - Beatles ( 5,202,000 )
117 - 104,000 - CHRISTMAS - Michael Bublé ( 4,302,000 )
118 - 104,000 - THE BEST OF-20TH CENTURY MASTERS… - Abba ( 1,756,000 )
119 - 104,000 - GREATEST HITS - Journey ( 9,268,000 )
120 - 103,000 - CRYSTAL VISIONS: THE BEST OF - Stevie Nicks ( 768,000 )
121 - 101,000 - GREATEST HITS - Simon & Garfunkel ( 3,783,000 )
122 - 101,000 - FIREPOWER - Judas Priest ( 101,000 )
123 - 100,000 - A LEGENDARY CHRISTMAS - John Legend ( 100,000 )
124 - 99,000 - LEMONADE - Beyoncé ( 1,930,000 )
125 - 99,000 - AMERICA - 30 Seconds To Mars ( 99,000 )
126 - 99,000 - SWIMMING - Mac Miller ( 99,000 )
127 - 98,000 - BACK TO BLACK - Amy Winehouse ( 3,299,000 )
128 - 98,000 - LIFE CHANGES - Thomas Rhett ( 312,000 )
129 - 98,000 - AND JUSTICE FOR ALL - Metallica ( 6,157,000 )
130 - 97,000 - CHAMPIONSHIPS - Meek Mill ( 97,000 )
131 - 97,000 - LOVE IS HERE TO STAY - Tony Bennett & Diana Krall ( 97,000 )
132 - 96,000 - AMERICAN UTOPIA - David Byrne ( 96,000 )
133 - 95,000 - PURPLE RAIN - Prince & the Revolution ( 3,836,000 )
134 - 95,000 - BLURRYFACE - Twenty One Pilots ( 1,683,000 )
135 - 95,000 - BY THE WAY I FORGIVE YOU - Brandi Carlile ( 95,000 )
136 - 95,000 - NOW COUNTRY 11 - Various ( 95,000 )
137 - 94,000 - ICON: ERIC CLAPTON - Eric Clapton ( 541,000 )
138 - 94,000 - STONEY - Post Malone ( 251,000 )
139 - 93,000 - DEATH OF A BACHELOR - Panic At The Disco ( 799,000 )
140 - 93,000 - GREATEST HITS - Guns N'Roses ( 6,095,000 )
141 - 93,000 - ? - XXXTentacion ( 93,000 )
142 - 93,000 - DIRTY COMPUTER - Janelle Monae ( 93,000 )
143 - 91,000 - FIFTY SHADES FREED - Soundtrack ( 91,000 )
144 - 90,000 - SEASONS CHANGE - Scotty McCreery ( 90,000 )
145 - 90,000 - VOICENOTES - Charlie Puth ( 90,000 )
146 - 90,000 - ALL OF IT - Cole Swindell ( 90,000 )
147 - 89,000 - NOW 67 - Various ( 89,000 )
148 - 89,000 - LIBERATION - Christina Aguilera ( 89,000 )
149 - 89,000 - NOW 64 - Various ( 238,000 )
150 - 88,000 - HOW CAN IT BE - Lauren Daigle ( 741,000 )
151 - 88,000 - TEARING AT THE SEAMS - Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats ( 88,000 )
152 - 88,000 - RED PILL BLUES - Maroon 5 ( 272,000 )
153 - 87,000 - COCO - Soundtrack ( 121,000 )
154 - 87,000 - DAN + SHAY - Dan + Shay ( 87,000 )
155 - 87,000 - THE VERY BEST OF:SOUNDS OF SUMMER - Beach Boys ( 3,367,000 )
156 - 87,000 - CTRL - SZA ( 213,000 )
157 - 86,000 - BOTH SIDES OF THE SKY - Jimi Hendrix ( 86,000 )
158 - 86,000 - BLOOM - Troye Sivan ( 86,000 )
159 - 85,000 - THEIR GREATEST HITS 1971-1975 - Eagles ( 6,313,000 )
160 - 85,000 - ZOMBIES - Soundtrack ( 85,000 )
161 - 85,000 - AN AMERICAN TREASURE - Tom Petty ( 85,000 )
162 - 85,000 - SWEET SOUTHERN SUGAR - Kid Rock ( 183,000 )
163 - 84,000 - IRIDESCENCE - BrockHampton ( 84,000 )
164 - 84,000 - A DECADE OF HITS 1969-1979 - Allman Brothers Band ( 2,465,000 )
165 - 83,000 - CHAIN BREAKER - Zach Williams ( 168,000 )
166 - 83,000 - X - Ed Sheeran ( 2,352,000 )
167 - 83,000 - COMMON GROUND - Above & Beyond ( 83,000 )
168 - 82,000 - GREATEST HITS - Fleetwood Mac ( 5,398,000 )
169 - 82,000 - ULTIMATE SINATRA - Frank Sinatra ( 388,000 )
170 - 82,000 - BACK IN BLACK - AC/DC ( 3,646,000 )
171 - 81,000 - SONGS OF EXPERIENCE - U2 ( 329,000 )
172 - 81,000 - PLAYLIST: THE VERY BEST OF - Creedence Clearwater Revisited ( 154,000 )
173 - 79,000 - LAST MAN STANDING - Willie Nelson ( 79,000 )
174 - 79,000 - SIMULATION THEORY - Muse ( 79,000 )
175 - 79,000 - THE ESSENTIAL - Michael Jackson ( 2,728,000 )
176 - 78,000 - WARMER IN THE WINTER - Lindsey Stirling ( 210,000 )
177 - 78,000 - TROLLS - Soundtrack ( 902,000 )
178 - 78,000 - ZOO - Russ ( 78,000 )
179 - 77,000 - GOOD KID M.A.A.D CITY - Kendrick Lamar ( 1,774,000 )
180 - 77,000 - WOW HITS 2018 - Various ( 133,000 )
181 - 77,000 - PLAYLIST: THE VERY BEST OF - Santana ( 202,000 )
182 - 77,000 - PLAYLIST: THE VERY BEST OF LIVE - Journey ( 279,000 )
183 - 76,000 - LIFER - MercyMe ( 210,000 )
184 - 75,000 - BRETT YOUNG - Brett Young ( 252,000 )
185 - 75,000 - TEXOMA SHORE - Blake Shelton ( 254,000 )
186 - 75,000 - ICON: CAT STEVENS - Cat Stevens ( 264,000 )
187 - 74,000 - 1 - Beatles ( 12,941,000 )
188 - 74,000 - PORT SAINT JOE - Brothers Osborne ( 74,000 )
189 - 74,000 - HAPPY XMAS - Eric Clapton ( 74,000 )
190 - 73,000 - THE LEGEND OF - Johnny Cash ( 3,815,000 )
191 - 73,000 - RIDE THE LIGHTNING - Metallica ( 5,024,000 )
192 - 73,000 - PITCH PERFECT 3 - Soundtrack ( 109,000 )
193 - 73,000 - ALL THE RIGHT REASONS - Nickelback ( 8,088,000 )
194 - 73,000 - PTX PRESENTS: TOP POP VOL.1 - Pentatonix ( 73,000 )
195 - 72,000 - BEST OF THE DOOBIES - Doobie Brothers ( 2,536,000 )
196 - 72,000 - PHOTOGRAPHS & MEMORIES/HIS GREATEST HITS - Jim Croce ( 2,087,000 )
197 - 72,000 - TRANQUILITY BASE HOTEL + CASINO - Arctic Monkeys ( 72,000 )
198 - 72,000 - THE DOORS - Doors ( 1,887,000 )
199 - 71,000 - DAYTONA - Pusha T ( 71,000 )
200 - 71,000 - PERCEPTION - NF ( 145,000 )
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Postby xrafaelx » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:19 pm

happy new year oldbloke!! :D :D

do you have final estimates for niall and harry albums pure/sps?

and how many copies they've sold in 2018 :lol:
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Postby SmittyRoc70 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:04 pm

Thanks oldbloke!
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Postby SmittyRoc70 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:27 pm

One more thing. Would happen to have Very Best of Prince sales for 2018 and overall total? Thanks for putting up with us.
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Postby oldbloke » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:51 am

bsdoacao3 wrote:taki taki and money pure sales please
Week 52 Estimates…
Taki Taki - 125,000
Money - 118,000
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Postby oldbloke » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:52 am

xrafaelx wrote:do you have final estimates for niall and harry albums pure/sps?

and how many copies they've sold in 2018 :lol:
Week 52 Estimates…
Harry Styles - Sales: 428,000 (42,000) / SPS: 848.000 (157,000)
Flicker - Sales: 232,000 (35,000) / SPS: 764,000 (199,000)
Don't forget the numbers for Flicker do not include the TEA/SEA totals for "This Town" from 2016.
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Postby oldbloke » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:53 am

SmittyRoc70 wrote:One more thing. Would happen to have Very Best of Prince sales for 2018 and overall total? Thanks for putting up with us.
Week 52 Estimate
The Very Best Of - 2018: 48,000 RTD: 2,877,000
There's also "Piano & A Microphone 1983" which has sold 68,000
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Postby AlessandroOdo » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:50 pm

Thanks for your wonderful work all this year @oldbloke!

Which are your estimations for Cher's "Icon"?

Thanks in advance! :D
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Postby xrafaelx » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:29 pm

oldbloke wrote:
xrafaelx wrote:do you have final estimates for niall and harry albums pure/sps?

and how many copies they've sold in 2018 :lol:
Week 52 Estimates…
Harry Styles - Sales: 428,000 (42,000) / SPS: 848.000 (157,000)
Flicker - Sales: 232,000 (35,000) / SPS: 764,000 (199,000)
Don't forget the numbers for Flicker do not include the TEA/SEA totals for "This Town" from 2016.
both are platinum eligible and harry still gold, niall not even certified :(

flicker must be at ~800k with This Town numbers i guess.

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Postby abdon » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:25 pm

Thank you oldbloke

firepower finally made it :D
But that's the way I like it baby I don't want to live forever
and don't forget the joker
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Postby oldbloke » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:42 pm

AlessandroOdo wrote:Which are your estimations for Cher's "Icon"?

Thanks in advance! :D
I have it at 66,000 this year and 219,000 since release.
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Postby btdioses » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:21 am

any pure/SPS estimation for the BTS Love Yourself album series? (Her, Tear and Answer) pleasee
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Postby thebigham » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:25 am

^The pure sales are listed for BTS on the previous page.
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Postby thebigham » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:52 pm

Hello, Nielsen Music???? Are you there? Year end 2018 charts, please!
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Postby xrafaelx » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:19 pm

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Postby thebigham » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:40 am

https://www.billboard.com/articles/colu ... e-scorpion

Drake's 'Scorpion' Is Nielsen Music's Top Album Of 2018 in U.S., 'God's Plan' Most-Streamed Song
1/8/2019 by Keith Caulfield

"SHOWMAN" IS YEAR’S TOP-SELLING ALBUM: The soundtrack to the movie musical The Greatest Showman is 2018’s top-selling album, with 1.491 million copies sold. It was the only album to sell more than 1 million copies in 2018, and it marks the first time since Nielsen began tracking sales in 1991 that just one album sold more than a million in a calendar year. The prior fewest number of million sellers had occurred in 2017, when just two albums crossed the million mark: Taylor Swift’s reputation (1.9 million) and Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) (1.1 million).

Showman also marks the first time the year’s top-selling album is a soundtrack since 2006, when the companion album to the Disney Channel TV musical movie High School Musical was tops with 3.719 million.

TOP 10 SELLING ALBUMS OF 2018 IN U.S.
Rank Artist, Title Sales

1 Soundtrack, The Greatest Showman 1,491,000
2 Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born (Soundtrack) 704,000
3 Eminem, Kamikaze 493,000
4 Travis Scott, Astroworld 464,000
5 Jason Aldean, Rearview Town 463,000
6 Justin Timberlake, Man of the Woods 422,000
7 Carrie Underwood, Cry Pretty 401,000
8 Post Malone, beerbongs & bentleys 374,000
9 Dave Matthews Band, Come Tomorrow 369,000
10 Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide) 367,000

Source: Nielsen Music, for the tracking period Dec. 29, 2017 through Jan. 3, 2019.

ALBUM SALES FALL AGAIN: Overall album sales in 2018 fell by 17.7 percent to 141 million copies sold across all formats (CD, digital albums, vinyl LPs, cassettes, etc.). The decline is about on par with the volume drop in 2017 vs. 2016 (17.7 percent, to 169.15 million copies sold).

Scrolling back in time, album sales decreased 16.7 percent in 2016, 6 percent in 2015, 11 percent in 2014, 8 percent in 2013 and 4 percent in 2012.

Physical album sales (CD, vinyl, cassette, etc.) dropped by 15.8 percent to 88 million in 2018. CD album sales comprised 70.7 million of that sum (down 20.9 percent). The CD format continues to be the leader for album purchases, while the digital format is the runner-up with 53.4 million digital albums sold in 2018 (down 20.7 percent).

The biggest-selling digital album of 2018 is The Greatest Showman soundtrack, with 883,000 digital downloads sold. Rock music dominated album sales, as the genre comprised a whopping 37.4 percent of all album purchases in 2018.

TOP 10 SELLING DIGITAL ALBUMS OF 2018 IN U.S.
Rank Artist, Title Sales

1 Soundtrack, The Greatest Showman 883,000
2 Travis Scott, Astroworld 435,000
3 Eminem, Kamikaze 381,000
4 Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born (Soundtrack) 299,000
5 Drake, Scorpion 256,000
6 Post Malone, beerbongs & bentleys 222,000
7 Cardi B, Invasion of Privacy 218,000
8 Justin Timberlake, Man of the Woods 183,000
9 J. Cole, KOD 180,000
10 Lil Wayne, Tha Carter V 173,000

Source: Nielsen Music, for the tracking period Dec. 29, 2017 through Jan. 3, 2019.

HOT WAX: Vinyl album sales continue to be a bright spot among an otherwise bleak album sales picture. For the 13th consecutive year, vinyl album sales have grown to a new yearly high, rising to 16.8 million sold in 2018 (up 14.6 percent).

Vinyl LP sales accounted for 11.9 percent of all album sales in 2018. In 2017, the format comprised 6.5 percent of album sales. Impressively, vinyl album sales were a whopping 19.1 percent of all physical album sales in 2018 — a new Nielsen-era record share for the once-dormant format, up from 14 percent in 2017.

In total, 14 albums sold more than 50,000 copies on vinyl – up from just eight titles in 2017. Further, 79 titles exceeded 20,000 in LP sales in 2018, as compared to 77 in 2017, and 58 in 2016.

The top-selling vinyl album of 2018 is the Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 soundtrack, with 84,000 copies sold. It is followed by Michael Jackson’s Thriller (nearly 84,000), Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours (77,000), The Beatles’ Abbey Road (76,000) and Prince and The Revolution’s soundtrack to Purple Rain (71,000).

Rock music is tops among vinyl album buyers, as the genre comprises the largest share of vinyl LP sales: 63 percent. In 2017, the genre amounted to 67 percent of LP sales, while in 2016 rock yielded 69 percent of LP sales.

Sales of older albums continue to drive the bulk of vinyl LP sales, as deep catalog titles (albums that are at least 36 months old) held a 65 percent share of vinyl album sales in 2018. The only title among 2018’s top 10 selling vinyl albums that is not a deep catalog title is Panic! at the Disco’s Pray for the Wicked (No. 10 with 59,000), which was released in June of 2018.

TOP 10 SELLING VINYL ALBUMS OF 2018 IN U.S.
Rank Artist, Title Sales

1 Soundtrack, Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 84,000
2 Michael Jackson, Thriller 84,000
3 Fleetwood Mac, Rumours 77,000
4 The Beatles, Abbey Road 76,000
5 Prince and The Revolution, Purple Rain (Soundtrack) 71,000
6 Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon 67,000
7 Bob Marley and The Wailers, Legend: The Best Of… 61,000
8 Queen, Greatest Hits 60,000
9 Amy Winehouse, Back to Black 59,000
10 Panic! at the Disco, Pray for the Wicked 59,000

Source: Nielsen Music, for the tracking period Dec. 29, 2017 through Jan. 3, 2019.
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Postby AlessandroOdo » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:28 am

oldbloke wrote:
AlessandroOdo wrote:Which are your estimations for Cher's "Icon"?

Thanks in advance! :D
I have it at 66,000 this year and 219,000 since release.
Thanks a lot @oldbloke, you rock!
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Postby hot100fan » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:24 pm

https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/news/2019/total-album-equivalent-consumption-in-the-us-increased-23-percent-in-2018.html

Total Album Equivalent Consumption in the U.S. Increased 23% in 2018
International Acts Go Mainstream and Female Artists Lead the Way

Entertainment | 01-08-2019

Amid an array of choice when it comes to platforms and devices for media consumption, one thing remains constant: Americans’ unwavering love for music.

According to Nielsen, the music industry experienced significant overall growth in 2018, with total album equivalent audio consumption up 23% over 2017, driven by a 49% increase in on-demand audio song streams compared to last year. The top-streamed on-demand song (audio and video combined) is Drake’s “God’s Plan” with over 1.5 billion total streams, topping the Billboard Hot 100 for 11 weeks. “God’s Plan” also led total song consumption (digital song sales with streaming equivalent on-demand audio) with 7.4 million units, including over 918 million on-demand audio streams. Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” was the leader in song sales with 1.3 million in permanent downloads so far this year.

Key year-end insights (through week-ending 1/3/19):

- Music streaming volume continued to rise, with the total number of on-demand audio song streams reaching 611 billion in 2018, a sizable 49% increase over the same time period in 2017.
- Overall on-demand music streaming volume, including video, surpassed 900 billion streams, an increase of 43% over the same period last year.
- Vinyl continued to soar, up 15% over the same period last year with record-breaking sales during the week of the 11th annual Record Store Day.
- Despite sharp declines in Digital purchasing, Digital Audio consumption (digital albums + track equivalent albums + on-demand audio streaming equivalent albums) was up a healthy 34%.
- Four songs surpassed 1 billion on-demand streams this year, including Drake’s “God’s Plan”, Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Dreams (Forget Me)”, Drake’s “In My Feelings” and XXXtentacion’s “Sad.”

"With continued momentum, 2018 has shown no evidence of slowing music consumption with a hearty 49% increase in on-demand audio song streams compared to last year," said David Bakula, SVP Industry Insights at Nielsen Music. "We can attribute that to increased access to music with new smart speakers and connected devices that have helped catapult engagement and consumption to record highs. With the anticipation of 5G, we expect that new connected hardware and faster 'always on' connections will continue to drive consumption across all platforms and channels to keep music at the forefront of entertainment in 2019 and beyond."

Top Five Nielsen Music 2018 Year-End Trends
Latin’s Top 40 Takeover

Bilingual hits were en fuego on streaming, radio

The year following the release of Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito,” Latin Urban and its crossover with English-language pop and hip-hop, has proven it is here to stay. In 2018, bilingual hits reached a new threshold with songs like Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J. Balvin’s “I Like It” topping the Billboard Hot 100 in July (over 873 million on-demand streams in 2018) including over 531,000 plays at radio. The trend continued with crossover hits like DJ Snake, Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B’s “Taki Taki” (296 million on-demand streams and 87,000 radio plays); and Bad Bunny & Drake’s “MIA” (234 million on-demand streams and 93,000 radio plays), each scoring big with predominantly Spanish-language singles.

The Year of Drake

Scorpion stings chart, consumption records with multiple No. 1 hits

Drake’s Scorpion was the blockbuster album to beat in 2018, shattering consumption and chart records. As the year’s most consumed album, Scorpion shattered records during its first week with its songs earning 742.92 million on-demand audio streams, surpassing record holder Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys, which logged 431.3 million on-demand audio streams for its songs in its first week in May.

The album’s top singles, "God's Plan" (1.57 billion on-demand streams), "Nice For What" (844 million on-demand streams) and "In My Feelings” (1.1 billion on-demand streams) spent a combined 29 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, surpassing Usher’s 2004 record for most weeks spent at the top in a calendar year.

The Triumphant Return of Women

Female artists more than doubled the length of their chart reign in 2018

After a relatively quiet 2017 on the charts, female artists made a big splash in 2018 thanks to No. 1 hits and wildly popular singles/albums from Cardi B, Camila Cabello and Ariana Grande. Women have ruled the Billboard Hot 100 as lead or featured artists for 18 weeks in 2018, up from eight weeks in 2017.

- On the heels of her first Billboard No. 1 single in 2017, “Bodak Yellow,” Cardi B became the first female rapper to score two solo No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 with “I Like It,” which was quickly followed by a third No. 1 from her collaboration with Maroon 5 for “Girls Like You” (731 million on-demand streams). Her debut album Invasion of Privacy also set the record for the most on-demand audio streams (202.6 million) ever in a debut week for an album by a woman.
- Ariana Grande’s Sweetener scored the largest single-week streams for a pop album by a woman upon its August release with 126.7 million on-demand audio streams for the week ending Aug. 23. Three months later, her standalone single “thank u, next” became her first-ever Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single, buoyed by on-demand streams of over 455 million during the year.
- Females also ruled the radio airwaves, with Bebe Rexha’s “Meant To Be” (with Florida Georgia Line, 867,000 spins—the most played song at radio during the year), Maren Morris (featured on Zedd’s “The Middle”, 807,000 spins), Cardi B (featured prominently on Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You,” 688,000 spins, and Bruno Mars' "Finesse," 581,000 spins), Camila Cabello (“Never Be the Same” and “Havana” each surpassed 640,000 spins), Dua Lipa's "New Rules” (622,000 spins), Taylor Swift’s “Delicate” (592,000 spins), and Normani’s “Love Lies” (with Khalid, 573,000 spins) among the year’s radio songs chart toppers.[/list]

Soundtracks Score Big
Blockbuster movies post gangbuster music sales

As box office receipts tallied record numbers in 2018, hit movies’ accompanying soundtracks posted some of the biggest showings for the format in recent years. Even Queen saw a halo effect from the success of its Golden Globe-winning biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which earned the band a historic return to both the Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot 100. Not only did the soundtrack become the band’s first Top 10 album in 39 years, its namesake single, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” became one of two songs ever to re-enter the Billboard Hot 100 for a third time in three different decades, at No. 33, with sales of 24,000 downloads and 13.3 million U.S. streams.

- While a late 2017 release, The Greatest Showman became the first album to sell 1 million copies in 2018, surpassing that milestone week ending June 7. The album was the only album to sell over 1 million copies in 2018, and its yearly total of 1.5 million outsold the No. 2 and No. 3 albums combined.
- lack Panther: The Album, curated by Kendrick Lamar, scored the most streams ever in a single week for a soundtrack (for the week ending Feb. 15), with 138.9 million on-demand audio streams for its songs. The set is led by The Weeknd’s “Pray For Me” (309 million on-demand streams) and SZA & Kendrick Lamar’s “All The Stars” (455 million on-demand streams).
- Starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born posted the biggest week for a soundtrack in three and a half years, with a debut of 231,000 equivalent album units earned. The set is the second best-selling album of 2018, with sales exceeding 700,000 and has surpassed 1.1 million in album equivalent consumption when including track sales and on-demand audio stream equivalents.[/list]

K-Pop Boom Reaches New Heights
BTS leads record chart representation, consumption, and social activity for Korean acts

Social-media phenomenon BTS translated their massive online-following to chart success in 2018, with September’s Love Yourself becoming the band’s second album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, with 185,000 equivalent album units. But for the first time ever, songs by multiple K-Pop acts achieved success on the Billboard Hot 100 and other charts, suggesting the K-Pop revolution may have only just begun.

- BTS captured the three most-talked-about moments on Twitter during May’s Billboard Music Awards. The band’s arrival on the Red Carpet prompted 208,245 interactions on Twitter, followed by the members’ meeting with Tyra Banks (135,029) and the band’s win for Top Social Artist (128,479).
- Korean girl group BLACKPINK scored their first two Billboard Hot 100 entries with June’s “Ddu-Du-Ddu-Du” (113 million on-demand streams for the year) and November’s Dua Lipa collaboration “Kiss and Make Up” (41 million on-demand streams in 2018). “Ddu-Du-Ddu-Du” also became the highest-charting single (No. 55) by an all-female K-pop group ever on the Billboard Hot 100.
- In November, all-male K-Pop outfit EXO became the third Korean band to score a Top 40 album on the Billboard 200 with Don’t Mess Up My Tempo, debuting at No. 23 with sales of 23,000 equivalent units.[/list]

Note

The term “total album equivalent consumption” describes the number of physical and digital albums that were sold and the total number of album equivalent songs from downloads and song streaming volume. For the sake of clarity, the definition of album equivalent consumption does not include listening to music on broadcast radio or digital radio broadcasts. Unless otherwise noted, all numbers are volume.
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Postby Lemo » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:23 pm

Thanks Oldbloke and Bigham!
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Postby oldbloke » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:50 pm

I'll update this list as and when additional confirmed totals are released by Billboard/Nielsen Music...

ALBUM SALES WEEK 53

albums selling over 1,000,000 - this year - 1 / last year - 2
albums selling over 500,000 - this year - 2 / last year - 10
albums selling over 250,000 - this year - 27 / last year - 37
albums selling over 100,000 - this year - 127 / last year - 151

Albums shown in blue are 2018 releases

Rank - Estimated 2018 Sales - TITLE - Artist ( Estimated Total Sales )
01 - 1,491,000 - THE GREATEST SHOWMAN - Soundtrack ( 1,572,000 )
02 - 704,000 - A STAR IS BORN (OST) - Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper ( 704,000 )
03 - 493,000 - KAMIKAZE - Eminem ( 493,000 )
04 - 464,000 - ASTROWORLD - Travis Scott ( 464,000 )
05 - 463,000 - REARVIEW TOWN - Jason Aldean ( 463,000 )
06 - 422,000 - MAN OF THE WOODS - Justin Timberlake ( 422,000 )
07 - 401,000 - CRY PRETTY - Carrie Underwood ( 401,000 )
08 - 374,000 - BEERBONGS & BENTLEYS - Post Malone ( 374,000 )
09 - 369,000 - COME TOMORROW - Dave Matthews Band ( 369,000 )
10 - 367,000 - ÷ - Ed Sheeran ( 1,469,000 )
11 - 359,000 - BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA - P!nk ( 986,000 )
12 - 356,000 - LOOK UP CHILD - Lauren Daigle ( 356,000 )
13 - 332,000 - PRAY FOR THE WICKED - Panic At The Disco ( 332,000 )
14 - 330,000 - SCORPION - Drake ( 330,000 )
15 - 312,000 - EVOLVE - Imagine Dragons ( 729,000 )
16 - 312,000 - HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL - Original Cast ( 1,737,000 )
17 - 296,000 - TRENCH - Twenty One Pilots ( 296,000 )
18 - 291,000 - REPUTATION - Taylor Swift ( 2,194,000 )
19 - 286,000 - DELTA - Mumford & Sons ( 286,000 )
20 - 280,000 - LOVE - Michael Bublé ( 280,000 )
21 - 280,000 - KOD - J Cole ( 280,000 )
22 - 275,000 - EGYPT STATION - Paul McCartney ( 275,000 )
23 - 273,000 - GRAFFITI U - Keith Urban ( 273,000 )
24 - 270,000 - SHAWN MENDES - Shawn Mendes ( 270,000 )
25 - 270,000 - LOVE YOURSELF: ANSWER - BTS ( 270,000 )
26 - 268,000 - LOVE YOURSELF: TEAR - BTS ( 268,000 )
27 - 256,000 - SWEETENER - Ariana Grande ( 256,000 )
28 - 249,000 - FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 2 - Chris Stapleton ( 480,000 )
29 - 245,000 - TRAVELLER - Chris Stapleton ( 2,425,000 )
30 - 244,000 - DANCING QUEEN - Cher ( 244,000 )
31 - 239,000 - SI - Andrea Bocelli ( 239,000 )
32 - 238,000 - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: AWESOME MIX VOL. 1 - Soundtrack ( 2,290,000 )

33 - 234,000 - BLACK PANTHER: THE ALBUM - Soundtrack ( 234,000 )
34 - 228,000 - FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 1 - Chris Stapleton ( 886,000 )
35 - 223,000 - THIS ONE'S FOR YOU - Luke Combs ( 399,000 )
36 - 222,000 - INVASION OF PRIVACY - Cardi B ( 222,000 )
37 - 218,000 - CHRISTMAS IS HERE - Pentatonix ( 218,000 )
38 - 206,000 - THA CARTER V - Lil Wayne ( 206,000 )
39 - 203,000 - 24K MAGIC - Bruno Mars ( 1,392,000 )
40 - 200,000 - YOUNGBLOOD - 5 Seconds Of Summer ( 200,000 )
41 - 199,000 - KANE BROWN - Kane Brown ( 497,000 )
42 - 199,000 - MAMMA MIA: HERE WE GO AGAIN - Soundtrack ( 199,000 )
43 - 194,000 - FROM THE FIRES - Greta Van Fleet ( 240,000 )
44 - 193,000 - DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar ( 1,103,000 )
45 - 189,000 - BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (OST) - Queen ( 189,000 )
46 - 185,000 - PRECIOUS MEMORIES COLLECTION - Alan Jackson ( 342,000 )
47 - 183,000 - METALLICA - Metallica ( 16,884,000 )
48 - 181,000 - GREATEST HITS - Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band ( 9,872,000 )
49 - 181,000 - THE MOUNTAIN - Dierks Bentley ( 181,000 )
50 - 181,000 - WHAT MAKES YOU COUNTRY - Luke Bryan ( 352,000 )
51 - 180,000 - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: AWESOME MIX VOL. 2 - Soundtrack ( 780,000 )
52 - 179,000 - DESPERATE MAN - Eric Church ( 179,000 )
53 - 178,000 - I CAN ONLY IMAGINE: THE VERY BEST OF - MercyMe ( 178,000 )
54 - 178,000 - M A N I A - Fall Out Boy ( 178,000 )
55 - 177,000 - THE BEATLES - Beatles ( 4,312,000 )
56 - 171,000 - HARDWIRED...TO SELF-DESTRUCT - Metallica ( 1,273,000 )
57 - 171,000 - AND JUSTICE FOR NONE - Five Finger Death Punch ( 171,000 )
58 - 171,000 - BRIDGES - Josh Groban ( 171,000 )
59 - 171,000 - CAMILA - Camila Cabello ( 171,000 )
60 - 169,000 - BOARDING HOUSE REACH - Jack White ( 169,000 )
61 - 168,000 - THE THRILL OF IT ALL - Sam Smith ( 569,000 )
62 - 168,000 - ANTHEM OF THE PEACEFUL ARMY - Greta Van Fleet ( 168,000 )
63 - 167,000 - GREATEST HITS - Queen ( 7,592,000 )
64 - 167,000 - EXPERIMENT - Kane Brown ( 167,000 )
65 - 163,000 - YE - Kanye West ( 163,000 )
66 - 160,000 - ORIGINS - Imagine Dragons ( 160,000 )
67 - 159,000 - EMBER - Breaking Benjamin ( 159,000 )
68 - 157,000 - GREATEST HITS I II & III: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION - Queen ( 1,321,000 )
69 - 156,000 - QUEEN - Nicki Minaj ( 156,000 )
70 - 155,000 - NOW 65 - Various ( 155,000 )
71 - 151,000 - LEGEND - Bob Marley & the Wailers ( 12,424,000 )
72 - 149,000 - GREATEST HITS - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers ( 8,895,000 )
73 - 149,000 - REVIVAL - Eminem ( 402,000 )
74 - 146,000 - RUMOURS - Fleetwood Mac ( 3,881,000 )
75 - 145,000 - LIVE IN NO SHOES NATION - Kenny Chesney ( 487,000 )
76 - 144,000 - THE GREATEST SHOWMAN: REIMAGINED - Various ( 144,000 )
77 - 144,000 - APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION - Guns N'Roses ( 5,788,000 )
78 - 144,000 - EVOLUTION - Disturbed ( 144,000 )
79 - 142,000 - EVERYTHING IS LOVE - Carters ( 142,000 )
80 - 141,000 - GOLDEN HOUR - Kacey Musgraves ( 141,000 )
81 - 141,000 - ATTENTION ATTENTION - Shinedown ( 141,000 )
82 - 140,000 - DIAMONDS - Elton John ( 192,000 )
83 - 139,000 - SONGS FOR THE SAINTS - Kenny Chesney ( 139,000 )
84 - 138,000 - LOVE YOURSELF: HER - BTS ( 195,000 )
85 - 135,000 - A DECADE OF DESTRUCTION - Five Finger Death Punch ( 171,000 )
86 - 134,000 - THIS HOUSE IS NOT FOR SALE - Bon Jovi ( 339,000 )
87 - 134,000 - MY DEAR MELANCHOLY - The Weeknd ( 134,000 )
88 - 134,000 - THE TREE OF FORGIVENESS - John Prine ( 134,000 )
89 - 133,000 - GOLD: GREATEST HITS - Abba ( 5,872,000 )
90 - 133,000 - TRACES - Steve Perry ( 133,000 )
91 - 131,000 - HIGH AS HOPE - Florence + the Machine ( 131,000 )
92 - 130,000 - BURN THE SHIPS - For King & Country ( 130,000 )
93 - 129,000 - YSIV - Logic ( 129,000 )
94 - 129,000 - DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - Pink Floyd ( 10,319,000 )
95 - 127,000 - MOANA - Soundtrack ( 1,030,000 )
96 - 126,000 - CHRONICLE:THE 20 GREATEST HITS - Creedence Clearwater Revival ( 7,051,000 )
97 - 123,000 - THRILLER - Michael Jackson ( 6,975,000 )
98 - 123,000 - GOOD THING - Leon Bridges ( 123,000 )
99 - 123,000 - NIGHT VISIONS - Imagine Dragons ( 2,911,000 )
100 - 120,000 - A PENTATONIX CHRISTMAS - Pentatonix ( 1,374,000 )
My thread on pulse: Weekly Soundscan Top 10s Since 1997:
http://pulsemusic.proboards.com/index.c ... read=61044
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