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Postby thebigham » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:04 pm

http://hitsdailydouble.com/news&id=307555

TOP 20: HOVA-TIME AND THE FRENCH CONNECTION

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Jay-Z will repeat at #1 this week. The 4:44 projection remains a moving target due to the uncertainty of what Tidal will report. Epic has three titles in this week’s Top 5.

1. Jay-Z (Roc Nation) 105-120k, 64-69k
2. Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Interscope) 51-56k, 10-12k
3. *French Montana (Bad Boy/Epic) 46-50k, 12-14k
4. DJ Khaled (We The Best/Epic) 43-47k, 5-7k
5. 21 Savage (Slaughter Gang/Epic) 41-45k, 3-5k
6. Ed Sheeran (Asylum) 33-36k, 10-12k
7. Imagine Dragons (Kidinakorner/Interscope) 31-34k, 10-12k
8. Moana (Walt Disney) 26-29k, 11-13k
9. Drake (YMCMB/Republic) 25-28k, 1-2k
10. Khalid (Right Hand Music/RCA) 25-28k, 2-3k

11. Calvin Harris (Columbia) 25-28k, 1-2k
12. Bruno Mars (Atlantic) 24-27k, 8-10k
13. 2 Chainz (Def Jam) 24-27k, 3-4k
14. Post Malone (Republic) 23-26k, 1-2k
15. SZA (TDE/RCA) 22-25k, 2-3k
16. Migos (Quality Control) 21-24k, 1-2k
17. *Coldplay (Parlophone UK) 19-21k, 17-19k
18. Shawn Mendes (Island) 17-19k, 2-3k
19. Hamilton (Uptown) 17-19k, 5-6k
20. Trolls (RCA) 16-18k, 7-8k
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Postby thebigham » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:33 am

Excitement for the 7/21 releases this Friday:

http://hitsdailydouble.com/news&id=307535

A THREE-WAY BATTLE ON NEXT WEEK'S CHART? OR A FOUR-WAY?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Could we see a three-way battle for #1 on next week’s chart? It’s hella early, and the landscape could shift decisively in one of several directions, but right now Interscope’s Lana Del Rey, Columbia’s Tyler, the Creator and Atlantic’s Meek Mill all look to be competitive.

Lana quickly became one of the coolest acts in the pop world upon her arrival, earning major mystique and blockbuster sales in 2012 for major-label bow Born to Die; she earned a Grammy nod for a remix of "Summertime Sadness." Her 2014 set, Ultraviolence, hit #1, and 2015's Honeymoon was on track for a similar bow but was kept from a #1 debut by the Drake-Future mixtape. She continues to enjoy a huge, active social following (10m Instagram followers, 6.6m Twitter) and big streams.

Tyler, a co-founder of the Odd Future crew, emerged with a raw, confrontational hip-hop style around 2011 and scored Top 3 bows with 2013's Wolf and 2015's Cherry Bomb. With his substantial streaming presence, network of affiliated artists, knack for cultivating controversy and formidable online following (4.1m on Twitter, 3.5m Instagram), he continues to be dangerous.

Hip-hop veteran Meek Mill remains a vital presence, with substantial streaming stats (including 7.5m monthly listeners on Spotify), though rumors continue to swirl about his inner circle of career advisers.

Meanwhile, another possible competitor could conceivably make this a four-way race.

While forecasts vary, an additional wild card is Sony Latin’s Romeo Santos, whose “Imitadora” just knocked “Despacito” off its #1 perch at Latin radio. Santos, whose 2014 set bowed with 65k and has earned 430k TEA (with 1.1m tracks sold), has earned 750m Spotify streams and could benefit from the increased visibility of Latin hits in the wake of "Despacito" and J. Balvin's "Mi Gente."

Could that all add up to a four-way battle for #1? Stay tuned.
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Postby Hugo » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:22 pm

BUILDING ALBUM SALES CHART

LW TW Artist / Album Label Sales Index % Change
1 1
JAY-Z
4:44
ROC NATION 63,662 -64%
7 2
KENDRICK LAMAR
DAMN.
TDE/INTERSCOPE 15,475 21%
-- 3
KIDZ BOP 35
KIDZ BOP KIDS
RAZOR & TIE 15,186 --
-- 4
COLDPLAY
KALEIDOSCOPE - EP
PARLOPHONE UK 15,105 --
11 5
ED SHEERAN
DIVIDE
ATLANTIC 14,900 47%
-- 6 FRENCH MONTANA
JUNGLE RULES
BAD BOY/EPIC 14,826 --
6 7 MOANA
SOUNDTRACK
WALT DISNEY 12,569 -5%
9 8 CHRIS STAPLETON
FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 1
MERCURY NASHVILLE 11,729 12%
5 9 IMAGINE DRAGONS
EVOLVE
KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE 11,702 -14%
8 10 BRUNO MARS
24K MAGIC
ATLANTIC 9,838 -12%
4 11 KATY PERRY
WITNESS
CAPITOL 9,115 -37%
12 12 TROLLS
SOUNDTRACK
RCA 8,477 -8%
-- 13 LINKIN PARK
ONE MORE LIGHT
WARNER BROS. 8,447 --
10 14 VOL. 2 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: AWESOME MIX, VOL. 2
SOUNDTRACK
HOLLYWOOD 7,947 -22%
19 15 LADY ANTEBELLUM
HEART BREAK
CAPITOL NASHVILLE 7,654 8%
21 16 CHRIS STAPLETON
TRAVELLER
MERCURY NASHVILLE 7,265 15%
-- 17 PUNK GOES POP, VOL. 7
VARIOUS ARTISTS
FEARLESS 6,986 --
17 18 HAMILTON
ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST
UPTOWN/ATLANTIC 6,905 -5%
14 19 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: AWESOME MIX, VOL. 1
SOUNDTRACK
HOLLYWOOD 6,845 -22%
15 20 NOW 62
VARIOUS ARTISTS
NOW 6,584 -23%
16 21 BABY DRIVER
SOUNDTRACK
COLUMBIA 6,357 -21%
13 22 NOW COUNTRY 10
VARIOUS ARTISTS
NOW 6,249 -30%
23 23 METALLICA
HARDWIRED... TO SELF-DESTRUCT
BLACKENED 6,238 8%
20 24 THE BEATLES
SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND [50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION]
CAPITOL 6,236 -10%
-- 25 LINKIN PARK
HYBRID THEORY
WARNER BROS. 6,214 --
3 26 21 SAVAGE
ISSA ALBUM
SLAUGHTER GANG/EPIC 5,793 -73%
18 27 DJ KHALED
GRATEFUL
WE THE BEST/EPIC 5,621 -21%
28 28 HARRY STYLES
HARRY STYLES
COLUMBIA 4,945 4%
2 29 HAIM
SOMETHING TO TELL YOU
COLUMBIA 4,736 -82%
29 30 LUKE COMBS
THIS ONE'S FOR YOU
SONY NASHVILLE 4,626 -2%
-- 31 LINKIN PARK
METEORA
WARNER BROS. 4,596 --
27 32 NICKELBACK
FEED THE MACHINE
BMG 4,558 -13%
26 33 2 CHAINZ
PRETTY GIRLS LIKE TRAP MUSIC
DEF JAM 4,453 -15%
25 34 LORDE
MELODRAMA
LAVA/REPUBLIC 4,336 -20%
22 35 STONE SOUR
HYDROGRAD
ROADRUNNER 4,203 -28%
34 36 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
SOUNDTRACK
WALT DISNEY 4,100 -4%
33 37 KEITH URBAN
RIPCORD
CAPITOL NASHVILLE 4,066 -5%
30 38 ZAC BROWN BAND
WELCOME HOME
SOUTHERN GROUND/ATLANTIC 3,867 -11%
-- 39 KIRSTIN
L O V E - EP
RCA 3,850 --
35 40 PRINCE
PURPLE RAIN DELUXE
WARNER BROS. 3,817 -8%
-- 41 SILVERSTEIN
DEAD REFLECTION
RISE 3,736 --
42 42 JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT
THE NASHVILLE SOUND
SOUTHEASTERN 3,557 4%
45 43 KHALID
AMERICAN TEEN
RIGHT HAND MUSIC/RCA 3,475 12%
36 44 BEYONCE
LEMONADE
COLUMBIA 3,467 -14%
32 45 SZA
CTRL
TDE/RCA 3,407 -21%
41 46 METALLICA
METALLICA
BLACKENED 3,266 -7%
44 47 BRETT YOUNG
BRETT YOUNG
BIG MACHINE/BMLG 3,221 0%
-- 48 WIZKID
SOUNDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE
STARBOY/RCA 3,106 --
43 49 JOHNNY CASH
LEGEND OF JOHNNY CASH
AMERICAN/SONY 3,105 -4%
50 50 BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
LEGEND
ISLAND 3,040 10%

SALES PLUS STREAMING CHART

LW TW Artist / Album Label SPS Index % Change
1 1
JAY-Z
4:44
ROC NATION 91,821 -67%
3 2
KENDRICK LAMAR
DAMN.
TDE/INTERSCOPE 55,195 12%
-- 3
FRENCH MONTANA
JUNGLE RULES
BAD BOY/EPIC 52,131 --
4 4
DJ KHALED
GRATEFUL
WE THE BEST/EPIC 47,701 2%
2 5
21 SAVAGE
ISSA ALBUM
SLAUGHTER GANG/EPIC 41,106 -45%
7 6 ED SHEERAN
DIVIDE
ATLANTIC 40,969 33%
5 7 IMAGINE DRAGONS
EVOLVE
KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE 35,778 10%
8 8 MOANA
SOUNDTRACK
WALT DISNEY 30,044 9%
13 9 KHALID
AMERICAN TEEN
RIGHT HAND MUSIC/RCA 28,297 24%
11 10 BRUNO MARS
24K MAGIC
ATLANTIC 28,125 10%
10 11 DRAKE
MORE LIFE
YMCMB/REPUBLIC 27,888 8%
9 12 CALVIN HARRIS
FUNK WAV BOUNCES VOL. 1
COLUMBIA 27,253 -1%
15 13 POST MALONE
STONEY
REPUBLIC 25,509 17%
12 14 2 CHAINZ
PRETTY GIRLS LIKE TRAP MUSIC
DEF JAM 25,299 1%
14 15 SZA
CTRL
TDE/RCA 22,955 2%
-- 16 COLDPLAY
KALEIDOSCOPE - EP
PARLOPHONE UK 22,420 --
18 17 SHAWN MENDES
ILLUMINATE
ISLAND 22,168 23%
17 18 MIGOS
CULTURE
QUALITY CONTROL 20,145 10%
-- 19 LINKIN PARK
HYBRID THEORY
WARNER BROS. 19,299 --
19 20 TROLLS
SOUNDTRACK
RCA 18,373 6%
21 21 THE WEEKND
STARBOY
XO/REPUBLIC 18,322 15%
20 22 HAMILTON
ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST
UPTOWN/ATLANTIC 16,944 3%
23 23 HALSEY
HOPELESS FOUNTAIN KINGDOM
ASTRALWERKS 16,713 8%
24 24 THE CHAINSMOKERS
MEMORIES...DO NOT OPEN
DISRUPTOR/COLUMBIA 16,270 19%
-- 25 KIDZ BOP 35
KIDZ BOP KIDS
RAZOR & TIE 16,011 --
26 26 CHRIS STAPLETON
FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 1
MERCURY NASHVILLE 15,875 19%
22 27 FUTURE
FUTURE
FREEBANDZ/EPIC 15,643 0%
32 28 CHRIS STAPLETON
TRAVELLER
MERCURY NASHVILLE 14,735 28%
27 29 TRAVIS SCOTT
BIRDS IN THE TRAP SING MCKNIGHT
EPIC 14,725 17%
-- 30 LINKIN PARK
ONE MORE LIGHT
WARNER BROS. 14,522 --
25 31 PLAYBOI CARTI
PLAYBOI CARTI
AWGE/INTERSCOPE 14,406 8%
16 32 KATY PERRY
WITNESS
CAPITOL 14,130 -28%
29 33 DRAKE
VIEWS
YMCMB/REPUBLIC 13,832 13%
30 34 CHILDISH GAMBINO
AWAKEN MY LOVE
GLASSNOTE 13,117 9%
35 35 LUKE COMBS
THIS ONE'S FOR YOU
SONY NASHVILLE 12,771 19%
38 36 RUSS
THERE'S REALLY A WOLF
COLUMBIA 12,342 18%
42 37 LADY ANTEBELLUM
HEART BREAK
CAPITOL NASHVILLE 12,043 25%
36 38 LOGIC
EVERYBODY
DEF JAM 12,033 14%
39 39 KEITH URBAN
RIPCORD
CAPITOL NASHVILLE 11,846 16%
28 40 LORDE
MELODRAMA
LAVA/REPUBLIC 11,697 -7%
37 41 HARRY STYLES
HARRY STYLES
COLUMBIA 11,537 10%
45 42 BRETT YOUNG
BRETT YOUNG
BIG MACHINE/BMLG 10,997 21%
33 43 BRYSON TILLER
TRUE TO SELF
TRAPSOUL/RCA 10,875 -3%
41 44 SAM HUNT
MONTEVALLO
MCA NASHVILLE 10,841 9%
31 45 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: AWESOME MIX, VOL. 1
SOUNDTRACK
HOLLYWOOD 10,781 -10%
34 46 TWENTY ONE PILOTS
BLURRYFACE
FUELED BY RAMEN 10,508 -2%
43 47 FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
DIG YOUR ROOTS
BMLGR 10,396 9%
-- 48 ED SHEERAN
X
ASYLUM 10,045 --
46 49 RIHANNA
ANTI
WESTBURY ROAD/ROC NATION 9,970 10%
-- 50 PUNK GOES POP, VOL. 7
VARIOUS ARTISTS
FEARLESS 9,771 --
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Postby lilgnzlo » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:09 am

What are your thoughts.

Do you believe Hybrid Theory have a chance of beating Lust For Life?.

I mean it's difficult but not impossible.

Meteora and One More Light have a chance of top 10 maybe or not?
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Postby Hugo » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:24 am

Lana has that #1 guaranteed.
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Postby thebigham » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:27 pm

Thanks, Hugo.

http://hitsdailydouble.com/news&id=307624

Monday, July 24, 2017

NEW RELEASES: THE NEW BATTLE LINES

It seems we will likely have a battle for #1 on our next SPS chart, but the race will narrow to two combatants: Interscope’s Lana Del Rey and Atlantic’s Meek Mill. Based on very early reads, the two titles look set to bow somewhere in the neighborhood of six figures. Of course, the landscape may very well shift before the chart goes final, so don’t touch that dial.
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Postby lilgnzlo » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:29 pm

http://hitsdailydouble.com/news&id=307650

TOP 20: LABOR OF LUST

Lana Del Rey and Meek Mill remain in the lead, for now, with nearly identical full-week projections. But Tyler, the Creator closes in as a possible spoiler for #1 this week. After appearing out of the race over the weekend, sales and streams have picked up.

(*) Lana Del Rey (Interscope) 85-90k SPS, 60-65k album
(*) Meek Mill (Atlantic) 85-90k, 40-45k
(*) Tyler, the Creator (Odd Future/Columbia) 80-85k, 48-53k
Jay-Z (Roc Nation) 48-53k, 28-32k
(*) The Descendants 2 (Walt Disney) 45-50k, 30-35k
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory (Warner Bros.) 40-45k, 28-32k
Linkin Park One More Light (Warner Bros.) 37-42k, 27-30k
DJ Khaled (We The Best/Epic) 35-40k, 3-5k
(*) Romeo Santos (Sony Music Latin) 33-38k, 25-28k
21 Savage (Slaughter Gang/Epic) 30-35k, 5-7k
Linkin Park Meteora (Warner Bros.) 30-35k, 19-21k
Ed Sheeran (Atlantic) 28-32k, 9-11k
French Montana (Bad Boy/Epic) 27-30k, 6-8k
(*) Nav & Metro Boomin’ (Boominati/Republic) 25-28k, 6-8k
Imagine Dragons (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope) 25-28k, 7-9k
Khalid (Right Hand Music/RCA) 24-27k, 2-4k
Bruno Mars (Atlantic) 24-27k, 9-11k
Post Malone (Republic) 22-25k, 1-2k
Moana (Walt Disney) 22-25k, 9-11k
Calvin Harris (Columbia) 21-24k, 1-3k
(*) Debuts

In other news, we miss summer vacation.
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Postby lilgnzlo » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:31 pm

Where's Kendrick Lamar btw?
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Postby thebigham » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:40 am

^Kendrick added:

http://hitsdailydouble.com/news&id=307650

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

TOP 20: LABOR OF LUST

Lana Del Rey and Meek Mill remain in the lead, for now, with nearly identical full-week projections. But Tyler, the Creator closes in as a possible spoiler for #1 this week. After appearing out of the race over the weekend, sales and streams have picked up.

1. (*) Lana Del Rey (Interscope) 85-90k SPS, 60-65k album
2. (*) Meek Mill (Atlantic) 85-90k, 40-45k
3. (*) Tyler, the Creator (Odd Future/Columbia) 80-85k, 48-53k
4. Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Interscope) 50-55k, 17-20k
5. Jay-Z (Roc Nation) 48-53k, 28-32k
6. (*) The Descendants 2 (Walt Disney) 45-50k, 30-35k
7. Linkin Park Hybrid Theory (Warner Bros.) 40-45k, 28-32k
8. Linkin Park One More Light (Warner Bros.) 37-42k, 27-30k
9. DJ Khaled (We The Best/Epic) 35-40k, 3-5k
10. (*) Romeo Santos (Sony Music Latin) 33-38k, 25-28k

11. 21 Savage (Slaughter Gang/Epic) 30-35k, 5-7k
12. Linkin Park Meteora (Warner Bros.) 30-35k, 19-21k
13. Ed Sheeran (Atlantic) 28-32k, 9-11k
14. French Montana (Bad Boy/Epic) 27-30k, 6-8k
15. (*) Nav & Metro Boomin’ (Boominati/Republic) 25-28k, 6-8k
16. Imagine Dragons (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope) 25-28k, 7-9k
17. Khalid (Right Hand Music/RCA) 24-27k, 2-4k
18. Bruno Mars (Atlantic) 24-27k, 9-11k
19. Post Malone (Republic) 22-25k, 1-2k
20. Moana (Walt Disney) 22-25k, 9-11k

(*) Debuts
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Postby thebigham » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:37 am

Uh, oh Lana!

http://hitsdailydouble.com/news&id=307661

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

THE BIBLE'S LATEST BUNGLE

Sources inside Billboard confirm that the publication is planning to count in-front-of-the-paywall Tidal streams of Meek Mill's Winners & Losers in the album’s chart total—and the potential chart ramifications are already seismic. Bible staffers are apoplectic over the lack of leadership at the top of the publication and the refusal to address the most naked example of chart manipulation in recent memory.

These free streams generate no revenue and thus equate to free goods, thus making them ineligible for chart inclusion. Also, the presence of the album in front of the paywall opens the way for unlimited use of bots to drive up streaming totals, unencumbered by accounts or logins.

WWJD? What would Janice do?
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Postby iHypeMusic » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:55 am

TIDAL has cheated 3 times this past month. Absolutely ridiculous. Shouldn't be counted by Nielsen anymore.
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Postby thebigham » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:26 pm

Damage control

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/7 ... the-charts

Clearing Up 'Free Streams' on the Charts
By Billboard Staff | July 27, 2017 4:30 PM EDT

We’re getting questions around whether Billboard is suddenly counting free streams for this coming week’s Billboard 200, seemingly due to some misinformation posted online. We’d like to take a moment to clear up any confusion that misinformation may have caused.

Free streams -- with “free” defined as streams a listener has accessed without having a paid subscription or as part of a trial period subscription -- have counted towards the Billboard 200 since it changed to a consumption model in 2014 where the ranking is determined by blending album sales, track equivalent album units and streaming equivalent album units.

Nothing in our process has changed for this week.

Billboard has always been transparent about the methodology behind the Billboard 200 chart, and you can read about our transforming to a consumption model here.

Billboard does not currently have in place any rule or rules dictating how an approved streaming chart contributor can present or promote content on their services. Nor have we placed certain considerations or restrictions on how we would count those resulting streams on our charts. By the methodology now in place, which was arrived at in partnership with our industry constituents (record labels, distribution companies, etc.), on-demand audio streams from approved contributors, whether in front or behind a pay-wall, or via a free, discounted or paid trial, all count equally, provided the streams are consumer-initiated “on demand.”

All of the above streaming variations are then put through an intense vetting process by Nielsen Music, which works closely with each streaming service to assure there are safeguards in place to guard against automated streams and/or excessive streaming from singular IP addresses.

When Billboard adjusted the Billboard 200 to a consumption-based ranking, we knew as an industry that we were moving into uncharted territory and would be facing new and unique scenarios as streaming continued to grow in influence. We have continuously adapted to that evolving marketplace and retail landscape to create new parameters and rules.

The debate in treating free streams differently than paid/subscription streams is a valid one, as is examining how each streaming provider allows access to its service. Again, no changes were enacted this week, but when and if any adjustments are made on either front in the future, they will be communicated in advance to the industry to allow for proper preparation time.
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Postby Debs_Wild » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:30 pm

HDD's response: http://hitsdailydouble.com/news&id=307691

HDD wrote:We’ve been flooded with calls and emails about the Bible’s response to our piece about the inclusion of free streams on its chart, a reply that only underscores the cluelessness at the top of the publication.

More fundamentally, it represents the falling away of its last remaining shreds of credibility. We never liked to admit it, but the fact has always been that you weren’t #1 unless you were #1 on Billboard’s chart. What this latest episode—and the Bible’s lame justifications—reveal is that the chart has become as irrelevant as the publication itself.

Antiquated rules continue to govern what kinds of physical and downloaded music can be counted on the charts, but no such vigilance applies to streams. Even a few Billboard staffers, who understandably wish to remain anonymous, have admitted they can’t explain it.

In their laughable defense, the Bible’s editors claim they worked “with label partners” on determining the rules, although we’ve yet to find anyone in the label world who was consulted on these seemingly arbitrary guidelines. If minimum pricing applies to physical and downloads, why not to these types of streams that have no revenue-generating component?

“An intense vetting process” is alleged with regard to potential gaming of the system with bots or other manipulations, but no detail has been forthcoming. The ostensible “safeguards in place” offer little assurance that the least tech-savvy intern in our office couldn’t circumvent them.

Everyone wants to do whatever’s possible to maximize the chart impact of their releases. But without imposing these standards evenly to all platforms, we have a situation with streaming that's no different than handing out free CDs in the street.

Will the labels do anything about this, or are they still too worried about where Amato might put them on the Power List?

It’s a sad day when we have to be the voice of credibility.
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Postby MusicLover88 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:35 pm

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Postby Mikerocha » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:47 pm

Billboard is now as irrelevant as Cash Box.
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Postby thebigham » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:59 pm

http://hitsdailydouble.com/news&id=307710

Friday, July 28, 2017

CHART PREVIEW: ANOTHER PHOTO FINISH?

It's a tight battle to the finish line on this week's SPS chart, as Odd Future/Columbia's Tyler, The Creator and Interscope's Lana Del Rey battle it out for #1. Every unit is being scrutinized as we get to the wire.

Who will prevail? Don't touch that dial.

Note that Meek Mill would be in the mix for the top spot as well, but Tidal's rumored decision not to report numbers prevents a late surge by the rapper.
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Postby Mikerocha » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:14 pm

thebigham wrote:http://hitsdailydouble.com/news&id=307710

Friday, July 28, 2017

CHART PREVIEW: ANOTHER PHOTO FINISH?

It's a tight battle to the finish line on this week's SPS chart, as Odd Future/Columbia's Tyler, The Creator and Interscope's Lana Del Rey battle it out for #1. Every unit is being scrutinized as we get to the wire.

Who will prevail? Don't touch that dial.

Note that Meek Mill would be in the mix for the top spot as well, but Tidal's rumored decision not to report numbers prevents a late surge by the rapper.
Now Tidal won't report numbers because they got caught cheating?
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Postby thebigham » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:44 pm

New article:

http://hitsdailydouble.com/news&id=307710

CHART PREVIEW:LUST PREVAILS

After a tight ba ttle to the finish line on this week's SPS chart, it appears Interscope's Lana Del Rey will take the #1 spot with her Lust for Life, edging out Flower Boy from Odd Future/Columbia's Tyler, The Creator. Both titles finish with six-digit totals.

However, challenges may come from either side over the weekend.

Note that Meek Mill would be in the mix for the top spot as well, but Tidal's rumored decision not to report numbers prevents a late surge by the rapper.
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Postby thebigham » Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:52 pm

http://hitsdailydouble.com/sales_plus_streaming

SALES PLUS STREAMING CHART

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LANA DEL REY
LUST FOR LIFE
INTERSCOPE 108,621 --


-- 2
TYLER, THE CREATOR
FLOWER BOY
ODD FUTURE/COLUMBIA 104,311 --
-- 3
MEEK MILL
WINS & LOSSES
ATLANTIC 86,623 --
2 4
KENDRICK LAMAR
DAMN.
TDE/INTERSCOPE 52,584 -5%
-- 5
DESCENDANTS 2
SOUNDTRACK
WALT DISNEY 49,859 --
30 6 LINKIN PARK
ONE MORE LIGHT
WARNER BROS. 45,692 215%
-- 7 LINKIN PARK
METEORA
WARNER BROS. 45,078 486%
1 8 JAY-Z
4:44
ROC NATION 43,790 -52%
19 9 LINKIN PARK
HYBRID THEORY
WARNER BROS. 41,306 114%
-- 10 ROMEO SANTOS
GOLDEN
SONY MUSIC LATIN 39,486 --
4 11 DJ KHALED
GRATEFUL
WE THE BEST/EPIC 37,981 -20%
5 12 21 SAVAGE
ISSA ALBUM
SLAUGHTER GANG/EPIC 34,032 -17%
6 13 ED SHEERAN
DIVIDE
ATLANTIC 33,432 -18%
-- 14 LINKIN PARK
MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
WARNER BROS. 30,057 --
-- 15 NAV & METRO BOOMIN
PERFECT TIMING
XO/BOOMINATI/REPUBLIC 30,053 --
8 16 MOANA
SOUNDTRACK
WALT DISNEY 29,503 -2%
7 17 IMAGINE DRAGONS
EVOLVE
KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE 29,421 -18%
9 18 KHALID
AMERICAN TEEN
RIGHT HAND MUSIC/RCA 27,211 -4%
3 19 FRENCH MONTANA
JUNGLE RULES
BAD BOY/EPIC 27,122 -48%
13 20 POST MALONE
STONEY
REPUBLIC 26,106 2%
12 21 CALVIN HARRIS
FUNK WAV BOUNCES VOL. 1
COLUMBIA 25,654 -6%
10 22 BRUNO MARS
24K MAGIC
ATLANTIC 24,844 -12%
11 23 DRAKE
MORE LIFE
YMCMB/REPUBLIC 24,692 -11%
17 24 SHAWN MENDES
ILLUMINATE
ISLAND 23,349 5%
-- 25 IN THIS MOMENT
RITUAL
ROADRUNNER 22,919 --
15 26 SZA
CTRL
TDE/RCA 22,039 -4%
14 27 2 CHAINZ
PRETTY GIRLS LIKE TRAP MUSIC
DEF JAM 20,631 -18%
18 28 MIGOS
CULTURE
QUALITY CONTROL 18,954 -6%
20 29 TROLLS
SOUNDTRACK
RCA 18,619 1%
21 30 THE WEEKND
STARBOY
XO/REPUBLIC 17,611 -4%
24 31 THE CHAINSMOKERS
MEMORIES...DO NOT OPEN
DISRUPTOR/COLUMBIA 16,509 1%
23 32 HALSEY
HOPELESS FOUNTAIN KINGDOM
ASTRALWERKS 16,165 -3%
22 33 HAMILTON
ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST
UPTOWN/ATLANTIC 15,955 -6%
-- 34 NINE INCH NAILS
ADD VIOLENCE - EP
THE NULL CORPORATION 15,383 --
28 35 CHRIS STAPLETON
TRAVELLER
MERCURY NASHVILLE 14,594 -1%
41 36 HARRY STYLES
HARRY STYLES
COLUMBIA 14,271 24%
27 37 FUTURE
FUTURE
FREEBANDZ/EPIC 14,029 -10%
29 38 TRAVIS SCOTT
BIRDS IN THE TRAP SING MCKNIGHT
EPIC 13,613 -8%
35 39 LUKE COMBS
THIS ONE'S FOR YOU
SONY NASHVILLE 13,471 5%
26 40 CHRIS STAPLETON
FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 1
MERCURY NASHVILLE 13,460 -15%
34 41 CHILDISH GAMBINO
AWAKEN MY LOVE
GLASSNOTE 13,349 2%
33 42 DRAKE
VIEWS
YMCMB/REPUBLIC 12,945 -6%
43 LINKIN PARK
LIVING THINGS
WARNER BROS. 12,697 --
31 44 PLAYBOI CARTI
PLAYBOI CARTI
AWGE/INTERSCOPE 12,626 -12%
39 45 KEITH URBAN
RIPCORD
CAPITOL NASHVILLE 12,508 6%
38 46 LOGIC
EVERYBODY
DEF JAM 12,505 4%
-- 47 FOSTER THE PEOPLE
SACRED HEARTS CLUB
COLUMBIA 12,023 --
44 48 SAM HUNT
MONTEVALLO
MCA NASHVILLE 11,730 8%
36 49 RUSS
THERE'S REALLY A WOLF
COLUMBIA 11,332 -8%
16 50 COLDPLAY
KALEIDOSCOPE - EP
PARLOPHONE UK 11,084 -51%
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Postby thebigham » Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:53 pm

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BUILDING ALBUM SALES CHART

-- 1
LANA DEL REY
LUST FOR LIFE
INTERSCOPE 81,637 --


-- 2
TYLER, THE CREATOR
FLOWER BOY
ODD FUTURE/COLUMBIA 72,438 --
-- 3
MEEK MILL
WINS & LOSSES
ATLANTIC 37,083 --
-- 4
DESCENDANTS 2
SOUNDTRACK
WALT DISNEY 36,468 --
13 5
LINKIN PARK
ONE MORE LIGHT
WARNER BROS. 29,952 255%
-- 6 ROMEO SANTOS
GOLDEN
SONY MUSIC LATIN 27,603 --
1 7 JAY-Z
4:44
ROC NATION 26,010 -59%
-- 8 IN THIS MOMENT
RITUAL
ROADRUNNER 20,498 --
25 9 LINKIN PARK
HYBRID THEORY
WARNER BROS. 19,984 222%
2 10 KENDRICK LAMAR
DAMN.
TDE/INTERSCOPE 14,682 -5%
31 11 LINKIN PARK
METEORA
WARNER BROS. 13,796 200%
-- 12 NINE INCH NAILS
ADD VIOLENCE - EP
THE NULL CORPORATION 13,512 --
7 13 MOANA
SOUNDTRACK
WALT DISNEY 11,754 -6%
8 14 CHRIS STAPLETON
FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 1
MERCURY NASHVILLE 9,611 -18%
9 15 IMAGINE DRAGONS
EVOLVE
KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE 9,507 -19%
-- 16 SARA EVANS
WORDS
BORN TO FLY 9,195 --
-- 17 FOSTER THE PEOPLE
SACRED HEARTS CLUB
COLUMBIA 8,159 --
14 18 VOL. 2 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: AWESOME MIX, VOL. 2
SOUNDTRACK
HOLLYWOOD 7,974 0%
12 19 TROLLS
SOUNDTRACK
RCA 7,910 -7%
3 20 KIDZ BOP 35
KIDZ BOP KIDS
RAZOR & TIE 7,606 -50%
5 21 ED SHEERAN
DIVIDE
ATLANTIC 7,535 -49%
-- 22 LINKIN PARK
MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
WARNER BROS. 6,671 --
16 23 CHRIS STAPLETON
TRAVELLER
MERCURY NASHVILLE 6,624 -9%
28 24 HARRY STYLES
HARRY STYLES
COLUMBIA 6,445 30%
20 25 NOW 62
VARIOUS ARTISTS
NOW 6,419 -3%
38 26 ZAC BROWN BAND
WELCOME HOME
SOUTHERN GROUND/ATLANTIC 6,410 66%
-- 27 NAV & METRO BOOMIN
PERFECT TIMING
XO/BOOMINATI/REPUBLIC 6,378 --
-- 28 DAMIAN JR. GONG MARLEY
STONY HILL
TUFF GONG 6,378 --
19 29 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: AWESOME MIX, VOL. 1
SOUNDTRACK
HOLLYWOOD 6,314 -8%
-- 30 LINKIN PARK
LIVING THINGS
WARNER BROS. 6,297 --
18 31 HAMILTON
ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST
UPTOWN/ATLANTIC 6,168 -11%
22 32 NOW COUNTRY 10
VARIOUS ARTISTS
NOW 6,128 -2%
10 33 BRUNO MARS
24K MAGIC
ATLANTIC 5,829 -41%
24 34 THE BEATLES
SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND [50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION]
CAPITOL 5,684 -9%
15 35 LADY ANTEBELLUM
HEART BREAK
CAPITOL NASHVILLE 5,352 -30%
26 36 21 SAVAGE
ISSA ALBUM
SLAUGHTER GANG/EPIC 5,055 -13%
30 37 LUKE COMBS
THIS ONE'S FOR YOU
SONY NASHVILLE 4,716 2%
21 38 BABY DRIVER
SOUNDTRACK
COLUMBIA 4,402 -31%
27 39 DJ KHALED
GRATEFUL
WE THE BEST/EPIC 4,104 -27%
37 40 KEITH URBAN
RIPCORD
CAPITOL NASHVILLE 4,049 0%
6 41 FRENCH MONTANA
JUNGLE RULES
BAD BOY/EPIC 3,984 -73%
45 42 SZA
CTRL
TDE/RCA 3,883 14%
11 43 KATY PERRY
WITNESS
CAPITOL 3,709 -59%
34 44 LORDE
MELODRAMA
LAVA/REPUBLIC 3,385 -22%
33 45 2 CHAINZ
PRETTY GIRLS LIKE TRAP MUSIC
DEF JAM 3,342 -25%
47 46 BRETT YOUNG
BRETT YOUNG
BIG MACHINE/BMLG 3,316 3%
50 47 BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
LEGEND
ISLAND 3,260 7%
36 48 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
SOUNDTRACK
WALT DISNEY 3,220 -21%
44 49 BEYONCE
LEMONADE
COLUMBIA 2,832 -18%
-- 50 THE WEEKND
STARBOY
XO/REPUBLIC 2,788 11%
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Postby thebigham » Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:54 pm

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CHART STORY: LUST CONQUERS ALL

Friday, July 28, 2017

Following a heated three-way race to #1, Interscope siren Lana Del Rey comes out on top of the Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) Chart with more than 108k for Lust for Life, which was propelled by strong online consumer purchasing.

[Editor’s Note: Why, yes, we did in fact giggle while writing the phrase, “heated three-way.”]

Odd Future/Columbia’s Tyler, The Creator—another beneficiary of powerful online consumer purchasing—debuts at #2 with an impressive 104k for Flower Boy, which puts him right on Lana’s heels.

However, at press time, challenges regarding the final numbers are coming from both sides.

Atlantic’s Meek Mill, on the other hand, ruffled some feathers when Wins & Losses, which bows at #3 with nearly 87k, was put up in front of Tidal’s paywall. Counting these streams, as Billboard apparently plans to do, would represent a reckless and absurd acceptance of blatant chart manipulation. Remember: These free streams generate no revenue and thus equate to free goods, making them ineligible for chart inclusion. Also, the presence of the album in front of the paywall opens the way for unlimited use of bots to drive up streaming totals, unencumbered by accounts or logins. Knowing that—and since these streams were not provided to our chart partner, BuzzAngle Music—we are not counting them.

Then there’s Disney’s new Descendants 2 soundtrack, which rounds out the Top 5 with 50k. All is certainly right in the land of Ken Bunt (aka King of Soundtracks, and Best Friend of Mickey Mouse). The Moana set (#16 this week) is already around 1.3m RTD. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has about 400k SPS domestically, while Beauty and the Beast nears the 500k mark.

As for the remaining noteworthy debuts, Romeo Santos’ Golden (Sony Music Latin) enters the chart at #10 with north of 39k, while Nav & Metro Boomin’s Perfect Timing (XO/ Boominati/Republic) comes in at #15 with around 30k.

Five Linkin Park albums appear in this week’s Top 50, as fans continue to mourn the loss of frontman Chester Bennington. The Warner Bros. band’s One More Light—released this May—leaps #30-6, while 2003’s Meteora (#7), 2000’s Hybrid Theory (#9), 2007’s Minutes to Midnight (#14) and 2012’s Living Things (#43) all re-enter.

When it comes to SPS marketshare, UMG leads with 40%, SME is #2 with 30% and WMG is #3 with 29%, while the indies trail with 1%.

Streeting this week are albums from Columbia’s Arcade Fire and Cultco/Hollywood’s Joywave, along with the first live album from RCA’s Cage the Elephant.

Speaking of RCA, Kesha’s Rainbow—her first studio album in five years—is not far off. The much-talked-about set, which houses powerful lead single “Praying,” is due 8/11 (via Kemosabe) and could hit six figures, based on very early indicators.
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Postby thebigham » Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:52 pm

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

THE FIRE THIS TIME

Based on early reads, Everything Now—the new set from Columbia's Arcade Fire—looks set to bow with 85-95k SPS, 82-92k album, powered by a ticket bundle for their Infinite Content tour.
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Postby beredy » Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:14 pm

Just 3k streams???? Wow.
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Postby tada » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:50 pm

congrats on Lana's figures!!
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Postby thebigham » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:22 am

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

TOP 20: FIRE WHEN READY

While Billboard still hasn't posted this week's charts (while ours was finalized on Friday), we've got a preview of the next Top 20. Arcade Fire will be #1 on both our SPS and Sales charts, and the only debut to make the top 20 this week.

1. *Arcade Fire (Columbia) 90-95k SPS, 85-90k Sales
2. Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Interscope) 42-47k, 10-12k
3. Jay-Z (Roc Nation) 36-40k, 16-18k
4. Meek Mill (Atlantic) 33-36k, 8-10k
5. DJ Khaled (We the Best/Epic) 31-34k, 2-4k
6. 21 Savage (Slaughter Gang/Epic) 28-31k, 2-4k
7. Ed Sheeran (Atlantic) 27-30k, 8-10k
8. Descendants 2 (Walt Disney) 27-30k, 19-21k
9. French Montana (Bad Boy/Epic) 26-29k, 1-2k
10. Imagine Dragons (Kidinakorner/Interscope) 26-29k, 9-11k

11. Lana Del Rey (Interscope) 25-28k, 9-11k
12. Tyler, The Creator (Odd Future/Columbia) 24-27k, 4-6k
13. Khalid (Right Hand Music/RCA) 23-26k, 2-4k
14. Moana (Walt Disney) 22-25k, 10-12k
15. Drake (YMCMB/Republic) 21-24k, 1-2k
16. Bruno Mars (Atlantic) 21-24k, 7-9k
17. SZA (TDE/RCA) 20-23k, 3-5k
18. Calvin Harris (Columbia) 19-21k, 1-2k
19. Linkin Park, One More Light (Warner Bros.) 19-21k, 12-14k
20. Post Malone (Republic) 18-20k, 2-3k

*DEBUTS
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