UK OCC Charts: 18th - 24th May 2018

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Postby Blondini » Fri May 18, 2018 4:58 pm

Official Singles Chart Top 100
18 May 2018 - 24 May 2018


Compiled by the Official Charts Company, based on official sales of downloads, CDs, vinyl and audio streams.

http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/singles-chart/

1 1 6* Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa ~ One Kiss
2 2 6 Drake ~ Nice For What
3 3 4 Ariana Grande ~ No Tears Left To Cry
4 4 9 Lil Dicky ft Chris Brown ~ Freaky Friday
5 5 4 Anne-Marie ~ 2002
6 14 2 Childish Gambino ~ This Is America
7 6 9 Banx and Ranx and Ella Eyre ft Yxng Bane ~ Answerphone
8 7 17 George Ezra ~ Paradise
9 11 8 David Guetta and Sia ~ Flames
10 21 8 Shawn Mendes ~ In My Blood
11 10 3 Post Malone ~ Better Now
12 8 12 Sigala and Paloma Faith ~ Lullaby
13 16 2 Jess Glynne ~ I'll Be There
14 9 12 Post Malone ft Ty Dolla $ign ~ Psycho
15 18 6 EO ~ German
16 13 13 Khalid and Normani ~ Love Lies
17 12 16 Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey ~ The Middle
18 NE 1 Arctic Monkeys ~ Four Out Of Five
19 17 6 Cardi B ft Bad Bunny and J Balvin ~ I Like It
20 25 4 Liam Payne and J Balvin ~ Familiar
21 20 16 M.O., Lotto Boyzz and Mr Eazi ~ Bad Vibe
22 NE 1 Rita Ora, Cardi B, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX ~ Girls
23 NE 1 Arctic Monkeys ~ Star Treatment

24 19 17 Rudimental ft Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplan ~ These Days ***
25 24 20 Keala Settle and The Greatest Showman Ensemble ~ This Is Me ***
26 NE 1 Arctic Monkeys ~ One Point Perspective
27 22 3 Post Malone ~ Paranoid
28 23 7 The Weeknd ~ Call Out My Name
29 27 14 Marshmello and Anne-Marie ~ Friends ***
30 28 17 Drake ~ God's Plan ***
31 29 13 Sean Paul and David Guetta ft Becky G ~ Mad Love
32 31 9 Yxng Bane ~ Vroom
33 36 10 M-22 ft Medina ~ First Time
34 30 42 Portugal. The Man ~ Feel It Still ***
35 32 11 David Guetta, Martin Garrix and Brooks ~ Like I Do
36 15 16 Bebe Rexha ft Florida Georgia Line ~ Meant To Be ***
37 33 14 BlocBoy JB ft Drake ~ Look Alive
38 NE 1 Years and Years ~ If You're Over Me
39 NE 1 Selena Gomez ~ Back To You

40 40 9 Shakka ft AlunaGeorge ~ Man Down

41 38 10 Ziv Zaifman, Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams ~ A Million Dreams
42 46 4 Ramz ~ Family Tree
43 43 6 Paloma Faith ~ Make Your Own Kind Of Music
44 34 20 Dua Lipa ~ IDGAF ***
45 45 10 Loren Allred ~ Never Enough
46 51 08 George Ezra ~ Shotgun
47 37 19 B Young ~ Jumanji ***
48 42 53 Ed Sheeran ft Beyonce / Andrea Bocelli ~ Perfect ***
49 NE 1 Netta ~ Toy
50 NE 1 SuRie ~ Storm

51 44 5 Nicki Minaj ~ Chun-Li
52 47 12 Raye ft Mabel and Stefflon Don ~ Cigarette
53 60 9 Charlie Puth ft Kehlani ~ Done For Me
54 39 7 Cardi B ~ Be Careful
55 61 5 Dennis Lloyd ~ Nevermind
56 35 2 Shawn Mendes ft Khalid ~ Youth
57 50 5 Zayn ~ Let Me
58 64 3 Swarmz ~ Lyca
59 26 16 Justin Timberlake ft Chris Stapleton ~ Say Something ***
60 52 45 Dua Lipa ~ New Rules ***
61 54 6 Alice Merton ~ No Roots
62 63 10 Not3s ft Maleek Berry ~ Sit Back Down
63 67 4 Khalid ft 6lack and Ty Dolla $ign ~ OTW
64 NE 1 Eleni Foureira ~ Fuego
65 NE 1 Bastille ~ Quarter Past Midnight

66 62 19 Kendrick Lamar and SZA ~ All The Stars ***
67 55 41 Camila Cabello ft Young Thug ~ Havana ***
68 RE 10 Tom Walker ~ Leave A Light On ***
69 57 27 Jason Derulo ft French Montana ~ Tip Toe ***
70 77 4 NOTD ft Bea Miller ~ I Wanna Know
71 49 72 Avicii ~ Wake Me Up
72 88 5 5 Seconds Of Summer ~ Youngblood
73 59 6 Nines ~ I See You Shining
74 56 24 Jax Jones ft Ina Wroldsen ~ Breathe ***
75 41 2 Florence and The Machine ~ Hunger

76 66 71 Ed Sheeran ~ Shape Of You ***
77 76 4 Kyle ft Kehlani ~ Playinwitme
78 NE 1 Skepta ~ Pure Water
79 58 4 J. Cole ~ KOD
80 79 2 Billie Eillish ft Khalid ~ Lovely
81 NE 1 AJ and Deno ft EO ~ London
82 89 9 Taylor Swift ~ Delicate
83 NE 1 ZieZie ~ Fine Girl
84 85 2 Belly Squad ft Headie One ~ Missing
85 73 5 Swae Lee ft Slim Jxmmi ~ Guatemala
86 70 30 Rita Ora ~ Anywhere ***
87 81 8 Kygo ft Miguel ~ Remind Me To Forget
88 71 57 Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft Justin Bieber ~ Despacito ***
89 80 9 Rich The Kid ~ Plug Walk
90 83 29 Not3s ft Mabel ~ My Lover ***
91 84 4 Nines ft SL, Yung Fume and Tiggs Da Author ~ Oh My
92 94 5 Loski ~ Forrest Gump
93 93 2 Nicky Jam and J Balvin ~ X
94 69 2 GRM Daily ft Skrapz, Avelino, Asco, Loski and AJ Tracey ~ London's Calling
95 87 24 Ramz ~ Barking
96 NE 1 Krept and Konan ft MoStack ~ Crepes and Cones (Ya Dun Know)
97 75 19 Bruno Mars ft Cardi B ~ Finesse
98 72 2 LSD (Labrinth, Sia & Diplo) ~ Genius
99 90 29 Clean Bandit ft Julia Michaels ~ I Miss You
100 53 2 Travis Scott ft Lil Uzi Vert and Kanye West ~ Watch


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Official Albums Chart Top 100
18 May 2018 - 24 May 2018


The UK's Top 100 biggest artist albums of the week is compiled by the Official Charts Company, based on sales of CDs, downloads, vinyl and weighted audio streams.

http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/albums-chart/

1 NE 1* Arctic Monkeys ~ Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
2 1 21 Motion Picture Cast - The Greatest Showman ~ The Greatest Showman
3 2 3 Post Malone ~ Beerbongs & Bentleys
4 NE 1 Charlie Puth ~ Voicenotes
5 4 8 George Ezra ~ Staying At Tamara's
6 6 63 Ed Sheeran ~ ÷ (Divide)
7 7 3 Anne-Marie ~ Speak Your Mind
8 10 50 Dua Lipa ~ Dua Lipa
9 11 6 Cardi B ~ Invasion Of Privacy
10 NE 1 Ry Cooder ~ The Prodigal Son
11 40 244 Arctic Monkeys ~ AM
12 25 26 Paloma Faith ~ The Architect
13 13 6 Kylie ~ Golden
14 21 204 Ed Sheeran ~ ×
15 23 837 Abba ~ Gold: Greatest Hits
16 NE 1 Beach House ~ 7
17 16 4 J. Cole ~ KOD
18 50 184 Arctic Monkeys ~ Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
19 17 3 Blossoms ~ Cool Like You
20 5 2 Plan B ~ Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose
21 20 825 Bob Marley and The Wailers ~ Legend
22 19 4 Nines ~ Crop Circle
23 29 305 Eminem ~ Curtain Call: The Hits
24 15 2 The London Symphony Orchestra / Gavin Greenaway ~ John Williams: A Life In Music
25 24 337 Fleetwood Mac ~ The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac
26 27 245 Oasis ~ Time Flies... 1994-2009
27 NE 1 Playboi Carti ~ Die Lit
28 30 71 Post Malone ~ Stoney
29 36 27 Taylor Swift ~ Reputation
30 NE 1 Joan Armatrading ~ Not Too Far Away
31 22 7 The Weeknd ~ My Dear Melancholy, (MA)
32 31 78 Little Mix ~ Glory Days
33 37 78 David Bowie ~ Legacy
34 74 61 Shawn Mendes ~ Illuminate
35 41 28 Sam Smith ~ The Thrill Of It All
36 38 31 Pink ~ Beautiful Trauma
37 3 2 Frank Turner ~ Be More Kind
38 39 60 Drake ~ More Life
39 43 76 Motion Picture Cast - Moana ~ Moana
40 35 137 Jess Glynne ~ I Cry When I Laugh

41 32 4 The Shires ~ Accidentally On Purpose
42 42 732 Fleetwood Mac ~ Rumours
43 44 22 Eminem ~ Revival
44 9 2 Jon Hopkins ~ Singularity
45 RE 59 Arctic Monkeys ~ Favourite Worst Nightmare
46 46 112 George Ezra ~ Wanted On Voyage
47 45 66 Rag'n'Bone Man ~ Human
48 55 321 Ed Sheeran ~ +
49 58 825 Queen ~ Greatest Hits
50 48 332 Oasis ~ (What's The Story) Morning Glory?
51 NE 1 Bad Wolves ~ Disobey
52 51 192 Sam Smith ~ In The Lonely Hour
53 53 53 J Hus ~ Common Sense
54 54 9 XXXtentacion ~ ?
55 NE 1 The Magic Numbers ~ Outsiders
56 NE 1 Frightened Rabbit ~ The Midnight Organ Fight
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57 61 100 The Killers ~ Direct Hits
58 63 47 Imagine Dragons ~ Evolve
59 64 240 Whitney Houston ~ The Ultimate Collection
60 56 18 Camila Cabello ~ Camila
61 59 345 Michael Jackson ~ Number Ones
62 65 270 Foo Fighters ~ Greatest Hits
63 57 27 Elton John ~ Diamonds
64 62 121 Adele ~ 25
65 8 2 Shinedown ~ Attention Attention
66 60 25 Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds ~ Who Built The Moon?
67 67 57 Kendrick Lamar ~ Damn
68 66 99 Drake ~ Views
69 68 300 Guns N' Roses ~ Greatest Hits
70 52 5 Manic Street Preachers ~ Resistance Is Futile
71 12 2 Gaz Coombes ~ World's Strongest Man
72 82 39 Original Broadway Cast ~ Hamilton ~ Hamilton: An American Musical
73 33 2 Rae Sremmurd ~ Sr3mm
74 100 8 Childish Gambino ~ "Awaken, My Love!"
75 72 32 Liam Gallagher ~ As You Were

76 78 32 Khalid ~ American Teen
77 28 2 Leon Bridges ~ Good Thing
78 79 64 Stormzy ~ Gang Signs & Prayer
79 71 67 Bruno Mars ~ 24K Magic
80 76 130 Red Hot Chili Peppers ~ Greatest Hits
81 75 16 Migos ~ Culture II
82 85 67 Maroon 5 ~ Singles
83 92 100 Drake ~ Take Care
84 RE 2 Frightened Rabbit ~ Painting Of A Panic Attack
85 81 84 Ariana Grande ~ Dangerous Woman
86 47 3 Janelle Monáe ~ Dirty Computer
87 86 279 Oasis ~ Definitely Maybe
88 84 85 Ariana Grande ~ My Everything
89 RE 37 Arctic Monkeys ~ Suck It And See
90 90 26 Green Day ~ Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band
91 RE 69 Neil Diamond ~ All-Time Greatest Hits
92 88 124 Justin Bieber ~ Purpose
93 98 67 The Weeknd ~ Starboy
94 RE 74**(190) The Stone Roses ~ The Stone Roses
95 69 3 Rod Stewart ~ Handbags & Gladrags: The Essential Rod Stewart (box set)
96 RE 143 Taylor Swift ~ 1989
97 77 4 Sting and Shaggy ~ 44/876
98 RE 97 James Bay ~ Chaos and The Calm
99 95 51 Zara Larsson ~ So Good
100 RE 42 Prince ~ 4Ever


Source: OCC / Radio 1

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*Weeks on top 100 chart as listed on OCC site.
**Complete total of all entries in brackets.
***ACR affected tracks.
****Notes on special re-entries or other trivia
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Postby Robbie » Fri May 18, 2018 5:05 pm

Charts analysis: Dua Lipa & Calvin Harris settle in at singles summit

by Alan Jones

Calvin Harris’ One Kiss collaboration with Dua Lipa is not to be moved, spending its fifth straight week at the top of the chart.

Thus surpassing his first No.1 – 2008 Dizzee Rascal & Chrome collaboration Dance Wiv Me – to have the longest uninterrupted run at the summit of all his nine chart-toppers – it again does so with consummate ease, heading up a top five that are all frozen in the same positions as last week, while suffering declining sales. They are: One Kiss (1-1, 62,000 sales, including 43,813 from sales-equivalent streams), Nice For What (2-2, 45,597 sales) by Drake, No Tears Left To Cry (3-3, 43,541 sales) by Ariana Grande, Freaky Friday (4-4, 37,655 sales) by Lil Dicky feat. Chris Brown and 2002 (5-5, 35,572 sales) by Anne-Marie.

With its powerful video racking up millions of clicks of YouTube, Childish Gambino finally has a bona fide hit of his own, as This Is America – which addresses several political hot potatoes, including racism and violence – vaults 14-6 (33,204 sales) on its second frame. Leaving far behind his only previous Top 75 entry as a primary artist – 2016’s No.51 hit Redbone – it has also surpassed the peak position of his only other chart entry, as featured rapper on Leona Lewis’ 2012 No.7 hit Trouble.

No.1 in 2011 with Titanium, and No.8 in 2012 with She Wolf (Falling To Pieces), French DJ David Guetta and Australian singer Sia score their third joint Top 10 hit with Flames (11-9, 26,899 sales). The track is Guetta’s 24th Top 10 hit in total, and Sia’s 11th.

Shawn Mendes’ 10th Top 75 hit, In My Blood vaults 21-10 (26,125 sales) to become his fifth Top 10 hit. It is the third track lifted from the 19-year-old Canadian’s eponymous new album which drops next Friday (May 25), following In My Blood (No.13) and Youth (feat. Khalid, No.35).

The rest of the Top 10: Answerphone (6-7, 29,816 sales) by Banx & Ranx and Ella Eyre feat. Yxng Bane and Paradise (7-8, 27,762 sales) by George Ezra.

Falling out of the Top 10: Better Now (10-11, 25,217 sales) by Post Malone, Lullaby (8-12, 24,609 sales) by Sigala & Paloma Faith and Psycho (9-14, 22,276 sales) by Post Malone feat. Ty Dolla $ign.

The last of Arctic Monkeys’ 15 previous Top 75 hits was way back in 2014 but the Sheffield band secure three of the week’s four highest debuts with Four Out Of Five (No.18, 18,640 sales), Star Treatment (No.23, 16,558 sales) and One Point Perspective (No.26. 14,409 sales). All three tracks are taken from their sixth album, Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino, streams of which account for almost all of the consumption of the tracks, with paid-for sales representing just 4.90%, 0.89% and 1.26% of their tallies, respectively. All of the eight other tracks from the album are ‘starred out’ in the Top 50.

The female of the species is more popular than the male, with just four Top 75 hits entitled Boys and 10 entitled Girls, of which the latest debuts at No.22 (16,606 sales), for Rita Ora feat. Cardi B, Bebe Rexha& Charli XCX. It is Ora’s 16th Top 20 hit, Cardi B’s third, Rexha’s sixth and Charli XCX’s fifth.

Years & Years score their seventh Top 40 hit in total, and their second from upcoming second album, Palo Santo, with If You’re Over Me (No.38, 10,536 sales).

Selena Gomez scores her 16th hit with Back To You (No.39, 10,014 sales), from the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.

After finishing 24th out of 26 at The Eurovision Song Contest, where she had to endure a scary stage invasion, UK entry Surie’s Storm at least has the consolation of being the highest charting domestic entry for four years. Opening at No.50 (7,949 sales) it is only the fourth UK entry to bag a Top 50 slot in the past decade following Jade Ewen’s It’s My Time (No.27, 2009), Blue’s I Can (No.16, 2011) and, most recently, Molly’s Children Of The Universe (No.23, 2014). Netta, who provided the fourth win in the competition for Israel, goes one better with her winning song Toy debuting at No.49 (7,973 sales). Greek-born Eleni Foureira’s Fuego – runner-up representing Cyprus – also charts (No.64, 6,376 sales).

Also new to the chart is Quarter Past Midnight (No.65, 6,271 sales) by Bastille.

Climbers reaching new peaks: I’ll Be There (16-13, 23,009 sales) by Jess Glynne, German (18-15, 20,754 sales) by EO, Familiar (25-20, 17,332 sales) by Liam Payne & J Balvin, First Time (36-33, 11,492 sales) by M-22 feat. Medina, Family Tree (46-42, 9,175 sales) by Ramz, Lyca (64-58, 6,923 sales) by Swarmz, Sit Back Down (63-62, 6,702 sales) by Not3s feat. Maleek Berry and I Wanna Know (77-70, 6,109 sales), a re-entry for Notd feat. Bea Miller, which previously peaked at No.74.

Overall singles sales are down 3.05% week-on-week at 17,186,684, 25.49% above same week 2017 sales of 13,695,152. Streams accounted for 16,170,030 sales, 94.08% of the total. Paid-for sales are up 3.99% week-on-week at 1,016,654, and are 26.26% below same week 2017 sales of 1,378,742. They are below same-week, previous-year sales for the 250th week in a row.

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Postby Robbie » Fri May 18, 2018 5:06 pm

Charts analysis: Six of the best for Arctic Monkeys

by Alan Jones

Six albums, six instant number ones – that’s the proud record of Arctic Monkeys, whose first album in nearly five years, Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino, storms to a No.1 debut, while spinning off three simultaneous Top 40 singles chart entries.

Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino is the first album ever to sell upwards of 20,000 copies on CD, download and vinyl in the same week. It sold 86,359 copies last week, made up of 27,681 CDs, 15,679 paid-for downloads, 24,478 vinyl albums and 505 cassettes, with the remainder of its consumption (18,016 sales) generated by sales-equivalent streams. Tranquility Base accounted for 31.05% of vinyl album sales and 73.40% of cassette sales in the week.

It is the vinyl portion of those sales that is most remarkable – although the band’s last album, AM, is the 2010s fifth biggest vinyl seller, with a to-date tally of 75,875 in the format, only 5,170 of those were first week sales. Tranquility Base’s opening vinyl tally is nearly five times that, and by far the biggest weekly sale of any vinyl album in the last 25 years, surpassing the previous record holder, Liam Gallagher’s As You Were, which chalked up 16,164 sales on debut last October.

The best opening tally of any artist album thus far in 2018, it means the album ranks fifth in the Sheffield band’s own list of fastest starts: First album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006) sold 363,735 copies on the first of its four weeks at No.1; second album Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007) sold 227,922 copies on the first of its three weeks at No.1; third album Humbug (2009) sold 96,313 copies on the first of its two weeks at No.1; fourth album Suck It And See (2011) sold 82,424 copies on its only week at No.1; and fifth album AM (2013) sold 157,329 copies on the first of its two weeks at No.1. The albums' to-date sales, also in chronological release order, and including sales-equivalent streams: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (1,753,987), Favourite Worst Nightmare (966,821), Humbug (379,695), Suck It And See (368,561) and AM (1,096,397). The latter set jumps 40-11 (3,832 sales) this week to secure its highest chart position for 207 weeks, while Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not dashes 50-18 (3,144 sales), with Favourite Worst Nightmare also back in the Top 75, jumping 111-45 (1,923 sales). Both achieve 254-week highs.

Arctic Monkeys are only the fourth band to reach No.1 with their first six studio albums, following The Beatles, Oasis and Coldplay. The only acts to have had more No.1 albums in the 21st century are Robbie Williams (10), Eminem (nine), Coldplay and Westlife (seven apiece). Madonna and Bruce Springsteen have also had six. Robbie Williams’ tally rises to 11 if we include Take That Reunion album Progress, and Noel Gallagher has had eight if we add together Oasis (five) and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (three). Arctic Monkeys’ lead vocalist and principal songwriter Alex Turner has also had eight, if you count The Age Of The Understatement (2008) and Everything You’ve Come To Expect, which were No.1 albums for the occasional supergroup The Last Shadow Puppets, whom he also fronts.

The only acts to have had more than six number one albums in a row are Abba, Led Zeppelin and Eminem (all eight) and The Beatles (seven). Of these acts, however, only The Beatles' run started – like Arctic Monkeys' – with their first album.

Home to the singles Attention and How Long – both of which peaked at No.9 – Charlie Puth’s second album, Voicenotes, opens at No.4 on sales of 11,376 copies. His first album, Nine Track Mind, debuted and peaked at No.6 on sales of 20,590 copies in 2016 and has thus far sold 222,610 copies.

Guitar virtuoso Ry Cooder returns to his roots with The Prodigal Son and is rewarded with the first Top 10 album of his career. Combining his passion for slide guitar and religion, it opens at No.10 (3,954 sales) to become his 10th chart album, surpassing his previous best of No.18 set in 1982 by The Slide Area. Cooder famously produced the Buena Vista Social Club album, and has scored many films, most notably Paris, Texas.

Dethroned for the fourth time, despite increasing sales 19.24% week-on-week, the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of The Greatest Showman makes its customary retreat to No.2, selling a further 33,603 copies.

The rest of the Top 10: Beerbongs & Bentleys (2-3, 19,115 sales), Staying At Tamara’s (4-5, 10,228 sales) by George Ezra, Divide (6-6, 8,790 sales) by Ed Sheeran, Speak Your Mind (7-7, 6,857 sales) by Anne-Marie, Dua Lipa (10-8, 4,958 sales) and Invasion Of Privacy (11-9, 4,233 sales) by Cardi B.

Excusing themselves from the Top 10 are: Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose (5-20, 3,050 sales) by Plan B, Be More Kind (3-37, 2,152 sales) by Frank Turner, Singularity (9-44, 1,947 sales) by Jon Hopkins and Attention Attention (8-65, 1,484 sales) by Shinedown.

Baltimore indie band Beach House failed to dent the Top 75 with their first three albums but scored back-to-back Top 20 entries with Bloom (No.15, 2012) and Depression Cherry (No.17, 2015). The latter release was followed only seven weeks later by Thank Your Lucky Stars – but it was too soon, and the album peaked at a desultory No.114. New album 7 sees Beach House return to chart form, however, debuting at No.16 (3,191 sales). Their third album, Teen Dream from 2010, is their biggest seller, with a to-date tally of 45,658, although it never managed to climb higher than No.78 in the chart.

With guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, Travi$ Scott, Lil Uzi Vert and Skepta, 21-year-old rapper PlayboiCarti’s first album, Die Lit, debuts at No.27. All but 139 of its 2,645 sales are from sales-equivalent streams.

After her appearance on the Graham Norton Show (BBC One, May 11) impressed many, Joan Armatrading’s 19th studio album, Not Too Far Away, debuts at No.30 (2,471 sales). Consisting entirely of new songs written and produced by the 67-year-old singer/songwriter, it is her first album of new material to make the Top 75 since 1995, when What’s Inside reached No.48, although a 2003 compilation Love & Affection: Classics reached No.24. Not Too Far Away is her 16th chart album since her eponymous third release broke her duck in 1976, and her highest studio charting set since Hearts & Flowers reached No.29 in 1990.

US hard rock quintet Bad Wolves debut album Disobey consists entirely of new material penned by the band apart from a cover of The Cranberries’ Zombie, which was praised by the latter band’s Dolores O’Riordan just before her death earlier this year, and consequently went on to sell 33,398 copies, although it failed to chart. Disobey sold 1,791 copies last week, and debuts at No.51.

The Magic Numbers’ eponymous 2005 debut spawned four Top 25 singles and reached No.7 on the chart, eventually selling 676,244 copies. Although second album Those The Brokes reached No.11 and spawned another hit, their stock slumped with their next two albums – The Runaway (No.46, 2010) and Alias (No.57, 2014). They achieve a slight upturn in fortunes with fifth album, Outsiders, debuting this week at No.55 (1,699 sales).

80s Soul Jams defends its position atop the compilation chart, selling 13,816 copies on its second week at the summit.

Overall album sales are down 0.57% week-on-week at 1,723,133, 1.31% above same week 2017 sales of 1,700,920. Streaming accounted for 985,585 sales – 57.20% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are up 3.28% week-on-week at 737,548, 21.31% below same week 2017 sales of 937,302.

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Postby Robbie » Fri May 18, 2018 5:07 pm

Arctic Monkeys break vinyl records with sixth album

by Andre Paine

It’s no surprise that Arctic Monkeys have the No.1 album today (May 18) with Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. The Sheffield band’s sixth album powered to the summit with first week sales of 86,359 (OCC) – the biggest opening so far this year.

What’s more interesting is that the album’s broken some records, following an unusual release campaign without a lead single. As revealed in Music Week’s charts analysis, it’s the first album ever to sell more than 20,000 copies across each of the three main formats – CD, download, vinyl – in the same week. CD was just ahead (27,681 OCC sales), followed by vinyl (24,478) and downloads (15,679). Sales-equivalent streams accounted for 18,016 sales.

Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino accounted for 31.05% of vinyl album sales this week. The LP's opening tally means it secures a new chart record as the fastest-selling vinyl record of the last 25 years, surpassing the 16,164 copies that Liam Gallagher’s As You Were moved in seven days last year. The high proportion of vinyl sales was predicted in Music Week last month.

However, the album only ranks fifth in terms of Arctic Monkeys’ week one sales. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006) sold 363,735 copies in its first week, Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007) moved 227,922 copies, AM (2013) sold 157,329 and Humbug (2009) had a tally of 96,313. The band have improved on the opening sales of 82,424 for 2011’s Suck It And See.

Arctic Monkeys are only the fourth band to reach No.1 with their first six studio albums, following The Beatles, Oasis and Coldplay.

The band have now released a video for Radio 1 A list track Four Out Of Five, which has charted at No.18. Under the OCC’s three-track limit, it’s joined by Star Treatment (No.23) and One Point Perspective (No.26).

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Postby Biebz » Fri May 18, 2018 5:15 pm

Robbie wrote:As revealed in Music Week’s charts analysis, it’s the first album ever to sell more than 20,000 copies across each of the three main formats – CD, download, vinyl – in the same week. CD was just ahead (27,681 OCC sales), followed by vinyl (24,478) and downloads (15,679). Sales-equivalent streams accounted for 18,016 sales.
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Postby Blondini » Fri May 18, 2018 5:22 pm

^It's stated better in the article above it.

Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino is the first album ever to sell upwards of 20,000 copies on CD, download and vinyl in the same week.
Netta charting above SuRie is a shock! I thought SuRie had more versions and higher sales in general. :o
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Postby SholasBoy » Fri May 18, 2018 5:28 pm

Blondini wrote:^It's stated better in the article above it.
I still don't get it? It hasn't sold upwards of 20,000 on downloads?
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Postby Blondini » Fri May 18, 2018 5:31 pm

I thought it meant combined.

He neglects to mention the debut of Frightened Rabbit's 2008 album The Midnight Organ Fight at 56 - after the suicide of Scott Hutchison aged 36. #6 on Scottish albums - 4 more entries on that chart.
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Postby Biebz » Fri May 18, 2018 5:31 pm

Blondini wrote:Netta charting above SuRie is a shock! I thought SuRie had more versions and higher sales in general. :o
I guess the fact Toy was Top 200 on Spotify for 3 days and SuRie absent for the entire week gave Netta the edge
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Postby heppolo » Fri May 18, 2018 5:37 pm

Biebz wrote:
Blondini wrote:Netta charting above SuRie is a shock! I thought SuRie had more versions and higher sales in general. :o
I guess the fact Toy was Top 200 on Spotify for 3 days and SuRie absent for the entire week gave Netta the edge
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Postby Robbie » Fri May 18, 2018 6:03 pm

SholasBoy wrote:
Blondini wrote:^It's stated better in the article above it.
I still don't get it? It hasn't sold upwards of 20,000 on downloads?
Yes, as Biebz posted it definitely is an "eh?" observation by Alan Jones, one which seems to have then been lifted by Andre Paine to form part of the other article.

I'm assuming for "downloads" Alan meant "digital", which would incorporate both downloads and streams but it's certainly pushing things to make an acheivement from combining sales in this way. After all, vinyl and CD are "physical" sales and there have been instances where an album has sold over 20,000 copies on both physical and digital (one that immediately springs to mind is 'Blackstar' by David Bowie in the week he died).

I must admit I'm scratching my head trying to work out exactly what the achievement here has been!
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Postby Blondini » Fri May 18, 2018 6:18 pm

It looked odd to me at first to but then i thought it meant combined but it still doesn't make sense. :lol:

Hep. It's not worth getting that annoyed over Chicken Woman beating Budget Annie Lennox by one chart place! ESC is a thing of the past in chart terms. :wink: Streams are fine (they provide a big bulk of my charts and my consumption of music so i want them to be represented) - it's the inept application of them that's caused issues.
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Postby zeus555 » Fri May 18, 2018 8:52 pm

'ABBA Gold' rises from No.23 to No.15 in the latest - W/E 24th May - UK Top 75. It has now spent 104 Weeks -- 2 Years - in the UK
Top 20. It is only the 16th Album to reach 2 Years, (or more), in the Top 20. It is also only the 10th Artist Album to manage it.
The Album with the most Top 75 Weeks is 'Legend' by Bob Marley & The Wailers - 582 Weeks. But, 'only' 62 Weeks - so far - have
been in the Top 20...

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Postby Gambo » Sun May 20, 2018 1:33 pm

Jones error correction: David Guetta and Sia's 'Titanium' was No 1 in 2012 not '11.
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Postby Nameless » Sun May 20, 2018 10:52 pm

Interesting reading. I have been out of the loop in regard current music scene and 'the charts'. Fascinating to find ouy diffetent saled figures for diffetent formats. Personally, don't think streams ie playlists should be counted.
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