UK OCC Charts: 2nd - 8th March 2018

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Postby Blondini » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:55 pm

Official Singles Chart Top 100
02 March 2018 - 08 March 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* Drake ~ God's Plan
2 2 6 Rudimental ft Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplan ~ These Days
3 3 9 Dua Lipa ~ IDGAF
4 NE 1 Post Malone ft Ty Dolla $ign ~ Psycho
5 9 3 Marshmello and Anne-Marie ~ Friends
6 4 31 Portugal. The Man ~ Feel It Still
7 5 8 Kendrick Lamar and SZA ~ All The Stars
8 6 9 Keala Settle and The Greatest Showman Ensemble ~ This Is Me
9 8 8 Liam Payne and Rita Ora ~ For You
10 22 5 Justin Timberlake ft Chris Stapleton ~ Say Something
11 10 12 Camila Cabello ~ Never Be The Same
12 11 4 The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar ~ Pray For Me
13 12 13 Jax Jones ft Ina Wroldsen ~ Breathe
14 16 6 Mabel ft Not3s ~ Fine Line
15 15 8 Sigrid ~ Strangers
16 17 18 Not3s ft Mabel ~ My Lover
17 13 8 Bruno Mars ft Cardi B ~ Finesse
18 21 3 BlocBoy JB ft Drake ~ Look Alive
19 25 8 B Young ~ Jumanji
20 19 9 Zac Efron and Zendaya ~ Rewrite The Stars
21 20 9 Hugh Jackman, Keala Settle, Zac Efron, Zendaya and The Greatest Showman Ensemble ~ The Greatest Show
22 NE 1 5 Seconds Of Summer ~ Want You Back
23 27 4 Bazzi ~ Mine
24 7 13 Ramz ~ Barking ***
25 24 42 Ed Sheeran ft Beyoncé / Andrea Bocelli ~ Perfect ***
26 31 34 Dua Lipa ~ New Rules ***
27 23 11 Eminem ft Ed Sheeran ~ River ***
28 26 13 G-Eazy and Halsey ~ Him & I
29 81 15 Ed Sheeran ~ Supermarket Flowers
30 45 6 George Ezra ~ Paradise
31 37 5 Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey ~ The Middle
32 NE 1 Sigala and Paloma Faith ~ Lullaby
33 30 4 Kojo Funds ft Raye ~ Check
34 NE 1 Hardy Caprio ~ Rapper
35 48 21 Stormzy ft MNEK ~ Blinded By Your Grace, Pt. 2 ***
36 28 30 Camila Cabello ft Young Thug ~ Havana ***
37 33 19 Hailee Steinfeld ft Alesso, Florida Georgia Line and Watt ~ Let Me Go
38 14 16 Jason Derulo ft French Montana ~ Tip Toe ***
39 40 7 Jorja Smith ft Stormzy ~ Let Me Down
40 29 14 Steel Banglez ft Yungen, MoStack, Mr Eazi and Not3s ~ Bad

41 NE 1 Raye ft Mabel and Stefflon Don ~ Cigarette
42 35 6 The Chainsmokers ~ Sick Boy
43 34 19 Rita Ora ~ Anywhere ***
44 18 14 Craig David ft Bastille ~ I Know You ***
45 36 18 Clean Bandit ft Julia Michaels ~ I Miss You ***
46 51 2 Khalid and Normani ~ Love Lies
47 44 8 Cliq ft Alika ~ Wavey
48 41 60 Ed Sheeran ~ Shape Of You ***
49 38 24 Post Malone ft 21 Savage ~ Rockstar ***
50 RE 3 Kylie ~ Dancing
51 39 3 Hailee Steinfeld and BloodPop ~ Capital Letters
52 43 19 NF ~ Let You Down ***
53 42 25 MK ~ 17 ***
54 58 5 Migos ~ Stir Fry
55 60 5 M.O., Lotto Boyzz and Mr Eazi ~ Bad Vibe
56 63 5 Bebe Rexha ft Florida Georgia Line ~ Meant To Be
57 50 3 Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake ~ King's Dead
58 53 9 Tom Walker ~ Leave A Light On
59 46 29 Marshmello ft Khalid ~ Silence ***
60 49 4 Calum Scott ft Leona Lewis ~ You Are The Reason
61 56 17 Dave ft MoStack ~ No Words ***
62 62 23 Post Malone ~ I Fall Apart ***
63 69 25 Sam Smith ~ Too Good At Goodbyes ***
64 61 34 Sigala and Ella Eyre ~ Came Here For Love
65 57 3 James Bay ~ Wild Love
66 47 17 Raye ft Mr Eazi ~ Decline ***
67 32 16 J Hus ~ Bouff Daddy ***
68 NE 1 Khalid ~ Location
69 54 7 Camila Cabello ~ She Loves Control
70 52 5 Mist ~ Game Changer
71 59 3 ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz and Saudi ~ X
72 66 9 SZA and Calvin Harris ~ The Weekend
73 55 3 Calvin Harris ft Partynextdoor ~ Nuh Ready Nuh Ready
74 NE 1 Janelle Monáe ~ Make Me Feel
75 NE 1 Logic ~ 44 More


76 86 26 Harry Styles ~ Sign Of The Times
77 91 2 Julia Michaels ~ Heaven
78 72 23 Big Shaq ~ Man's Not Hot ***
79 73 46 Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft Justin Bieber ~ Despacito ***
80 89 51 Rag'n'Bone Man ~ Human ***
81 RE 33 Rag'n'Bone Man ~ Skin ***
82 68 18 Selena Gomez and Marshmello ~ Wolves ***
83 64 3 Khalid and Swae Lee ~ The Ways
84 77 27 CamelPhat and Elderbrook ~ Cola ***
85 75 2 Sean Paul and David Guetta ft Becky G ~ Mad Love
86 99 8 GRM Daily ft Fredo and Not3s ~ YRF
87 74 3 Jorja Smith ~ I Am
88 70 29 Mabel ft Kojo Funds ~ Finders Keepers ***
89 71 3 Kendrick Lamar and Travis Scott ~ Big Shot
90 65 14 James Arthur ~ Naked ***
91 83 7 Troye Sivan ~ My My My!
92 79 30 Pink ~ What About Us? ***
93 78 8 Justin Timberlake ~ Filthy
94 82 50 Clean Bandit ft Zara Larsson ~ Symphony ***
95 88 46 French Montana ft Swae Lee ~ Unforgettable ***
96 RE 198 The Killers ~ Mr. Brightside ***
97 NE 1 Demi Lovato ~ Tell Me You Love Me
98 NE 1 Imagine Dragons ~ Next To Me
99 NE 1 David Guetta, Martin Garrix and Brooks ~ Like I Do

100 85 05 Migos ft Drake ~ Walk It, Talk It


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Official Albums Chart Top 100
02 March 2018 - 08 March 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 1 10* Motion Picture Cast - The Greatest Showman ~ The Greatest Showman
2 2 52 Ed Sheeran ~ ÷ (Divide)
3 3 39 Dua Lipa ~ Dua Lipa
4 4 55 Rag'n'Bone Man ~ Human
5 10 53 Stormzy ~ Gang Signs & Prayer
6 11 17 Sam Smith ~ The Thrill Of It All
7 7 4 Justin Timberlake ~ Man Of The Woods
8 5 7 Camila Cabello ~ Camila
9 9 20 Pink ~ Beautiful Trauma
10 13 193 Ed Sheeran ~ ×
11 63 13 Pete Tong with The Heritage Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley ~ Ibiza Classics
12 8 11 Eminem ~ Revival
13 12 67 Little Mix ~ Glory Days
14 20 60 Post Malone ~ Stoney
15 27 234 Oasis ~ Time Flies... 1994-2009
16 17 21 Liam Gallagher ~ As You Were
17 14 46 Kendrick Lamar ~ Damn
18 21 294 Eminem ~ Curtain Call: The Hits
19 15 16 Taylor Swift ~ Reputation
20 NE 1 6ix9ine ~ Day69 (MA - mixtape)
21 19 5 Migos ~ Culture II
22 45 36 Imagine Dragons ~ Evolve
23 23 42 J Hus ~ Common Sense
24 18 15 Paloma Faith ~ The Architect
25 31 181 Sam Smith ~ In The Lonely Hour
26 32 310 Ed Sheeran ~ +
27 24 326 Fleetwood Mac ~ The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac
28 25 49 Drake ~ More Life
29 16 3 Fredo ~ Tables Turn
30 26 14 Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds ~ Who Built The Moon?
31 29 67 David Bowie ~ Legacy
32 NE 1 Vance Joy ~ Nation Of Two
33 35 321 Oasis ~ (What's The Story) Morning Glory?
34 34 65 Motion Picture Cast - Moana ~ Moana
35 52 814 Bob Marley and The Wailers ~ Legend
36 36 259 Foo Fighters ~ Greatest Hits
37 22 3 Mist ~ Diamond In The Dirt
38 33 56 Bruno Mars ~ 24K Magic
39 NE 1 Ocean Wisdom ~ Wizville
40 38 814 Queen ~ Greatest Hits

41 37 233 Arctic Monkeys ~ AM
42 43 826 Abba ~ Gold: Greatest Hits
43 42 721 Fleetwood Mac ~ Rumours
44 46 2 The Cranberries ~ Dreams: The Collection
45 30 3 The Wombats ~ Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life
46 41 89 The Killers ~ Direct Hits
47 40 6 First Aid Kit ~ Ruins
48 39 16 Elton John ~ Diamonds
49 50 110 Adele ~ 25
50 RE 30**(31) David Bowie ~ Low ****new vinyl charting
51 47 229 Whitney Houston ~ The Ultimate Collection
52 54 88 Drake ~ Views
53 53 173 Arctic Monkeys ~ Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
54 51 58 George Michael ~ Twenty Five
55 44 21 Khalid ~ American Teen
56 55 334 Michael Jackson ~ Number Ones
57 58 126 Jess Glynne ~ I Cry When I Laugh
58 64 268 Oasis ~ Definitely Maybe
59 87 21 Foo Fighters ~ Concrete And Gold
60 RE 5 Gary Numan ~ Savage (Songs From A Broken World)
61 49 6 Fall Out Boy ~ Mania
62 90 15 Stereophonics ~ Scream Above The Sounds
63 RE 2 Wildwood Kin ~ Turning Tides
64 60 28 Original Broadway Cast - Hamilton ~ Hamilton
65 RE 33 David Bowie ~ "Heroes" ****new vinyl charting
66 62 303 Amy Winehouse ~ Back To Black
67 59 17 Demi Lovato ~ Tell Me You Love Me
68 RE 13 Elbow ~ The Best Of
69 89 101 George Ezra ~ Wanted On Voyage
70 61 182 ELO ~ All Over The World: The Very Best Of ELO
71 67 32 Prince ~ 4Ever
72 69 141 Pink ~ Greatest Hits… So Far!!!
73 70 15 Green Day ~ Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band
74 71 89 Drake ~ Take Care
75 73 119 Red Hot Chili Peppers ~ Greatest Hits

76 72 16 Chris Brown ~ Heartbreak On A Full Moon
77 NE 1 Fever Ray ~ Plunge
78 75 114 Justin Bieber ~ Purpose
79 74 59 The Weeknd ~ Starboy
80 RE 22 Pete Tong with The Heritage Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley ~ Classic House
81 76 42 Phil Collins ~ The Singles
82 78 36 Royal Blood ~ How Did We Get So Dark?
83 80 44 Zara Larsson ~ So Good
84 79 26 Kendrick Lamar ~ Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
85 81 57 Maroon 5 ~ Singles
86 RE 147 Stereophonics ~ Best Of Stereophonics: Decade In The Sun
87 82 19 XXXtentacion ~ 17
88 RE 124 Imagine Dragons ~ Night Visions
89 97 159 The Beatles ~ 1
90 6 :o 2 The Temperance Movement ~ A Deeper Cut
91 RE 5**(37) David Bowie ~ Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) ****new vinyl charting
92 RE 80 Ariana Grande ~ My Everything
93 56 5 Craig David ~ The Time Is Now
94 83 135 Taylor Swift ~ 1989
95 RE 4 Kygo ~ Kids In Love
96 94 70 Motion Picture Cast - Trolls ~ Trolls
97 NE 1 Porcupine Tree ~ Deadwing ****new vinyl charting for 2005 non-chart release
98 RE 20 Lorde ~ Melodrama
99 86 10 Not3s ~ Take Not3s
100 84 293 Guns N' Roses ~ Greatest Hits


Source: OCC / Radio 1

Text source: BuzzJack (edited and refined by your host)

*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 Mar 02, 2018 6:16 pm

Charts analysis: Six weeks at singles summit for Drake

by Alan Jones

Paid-for sales and streams return to negative territory for Drake but God's Plan spends its sixth straight week at No.1 for the Canadian rapper on sales of 57,021 copies (including 49,259 from sales-equivalent streams).

Rudimental's These Days (feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen) is Drake's runner-up for the fourth time, with a small downturn in sales – its first – to 46,585. It tops the paid-for sales rankings for the fourth week in a row.

Dua Lipa's IDGAF completes a suitably frozen top three but makes significant gains on both paid-for sales and streaming, with total consumption up 14.55% week-on-week at 39,335.

Rappers Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign were previously united in chart battle in 2016, when they were both featured on Kanye West's No.50 single Fade. They far exceed that peak with Psycho, the new single by the former on which the latter has a featured credit. Debuting at No.4 (37,997 sales), it is the first single from Malone's upcoming second album, Beerbongs & Bentleys. It brings Malone his second Top 10 hit and seventh Top 75 entry, Ty Dolla $ign his third Top 10 hit and eighth Top 75 entry, though he has yet to chart as a primary artist.

Say Something (feat. Chris Stapleton) is the first track from Justin Timberlake's Man Of The Woods album to reach the Top 10, surging 22-10 (25,196 sales). It is Timberlake's 25th Top 10 hit in total – including six with 'N Sync – and Stapleton's first.

Marshmello & Anne-Marie's Friends continues to grow, climbing 9-5 (32,041 sales).

The rest of the Top 10: Feel It Still (4-6, 30,950 sales) by Portugal The Man, All The Stars (5-7, 30,681 sales) by Kendrick Lamar & SZA, This Is Me (6-8, 27,186 sales) by Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble and For You (8-9, 26,916 sales) by Liam Payne & Rita Ora.

Its streaming sales halved by ACR, Ramz's Barking slides 7-24 (13,744 sales). Never Be The Same (10-11, 23,823 sales) makes a less dramatic exit – its third to date – from the Top 10 for Camila Cabello.

Back with a new single for the first time since July 2016, Australian boy band quartet 5 Seconds Of Summer secure their 10th chart entry, debuting at No.22 (14,823 sales) with Want You Back.

Still to release an album, Norwich producer/DJ Sigala's ninth hit, Lullaby, debuts at No.32 (11,642 sales). It is the 14th hit for featured vocalist Paloma Faith, whose only previous chart collaboration was Changing, a 2014 chart-topper on which she joined forces with Sigma.

Croydon rapper Hardy Caprio spent 15 weeks on the Top 75 without climbing above No.45 with his 2017 debut hit Unsigned (feat. One Acen). Follow-up Rapper, beats that instantly, debuting at No.34 (10,875 sales).

Three of Britain's most promising rising females have pooled their talents but Cigarette's comparatively low No.41 debut (9,998 sales) must be a bit of a drag for Raye, Mabel & Stefflon Don.

Also new to the chart: Location (No.68, 5,383 sales) by Khalid, Make Me Feel (No.74, 4,913 sales) by Janelle Monae and 44 More (No.75, 4,711 sales) by Logic.

Ed Sheeran's Supermarket Flowers – No.8 as an album track almost exactly a year ago – blossoms afresh after the release of his Brits performance of it, rising 81-29 (12,532 sales).

Kylie Minogue scored her 50th Top 40 hit in December when her 2000 b-side Santa Baby climbed to No.38. She nearly scored No.51 when Dancing – the first track from her upcoming (14th) studio album Golden – got to No.47 in January. Now reduced to 59p in its original form, and with a (99p) mix by Initial Talk newly available, it got as high as No.16 on the first of the week's sales flashes, but ends up frustratingly short of the Top 40 yet again, re-entering the Top 75 at No.50 (7,498 sales).

New week, new peaks for Fine Line (16-14, 19,393 sales) by Mabel feat. Not3s, Look Alive (21-18, 17,572 sales) by BlocBoy JB feat. Drake, Jumanji (25-19, 16,445 sales) by B Young, Mine (27-23, 14,700 sales) by Bazzi, Paradise (45-30, 12,124 sales) by George Ezra, The Middle (37-31, 11,720 sales) by Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, Love Lies (51-46, 8,419 sales) by Khalid & Normani, Bad Vibe (60-55, 6,426 sales) by M.O x Lotto Boyzz x Mr. Eazi and Meant To Be (63-56, 6,221 sales) by Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line,

Overall singles sales are down 2.12% week-on-week at 15,692,435, 25.23% above same week 2017 sales of 12,530,568. Streams accounted for 14,676,867 sales, a record 93.53% of the total. Paid-for sales are down 3.34% week -on-week at 1,015,568 and are 33.06% below same week 2017 sales of 1,517,237. They are below same-week, previous-year sales for the 239th week in a row.

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Postby Robbie » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:17 pm

Charts analysis: The Greatest Showman sees off chart challengers

by Alan Jones

BRIT Award winners fill the rest of the top five places but the Motion Picture Cast Recording of The Greatest Showman remains way ahead, topping the chart for the eighth week in a row, on sales of 36,312 copies (including 13,479 sales-equivalent streams).

Ed Sheeran's ÷ is No.2 for the third week in a row (15,229 sales), and the 15th time in its career, as it completes a full year of chart duty in which it has never fallen below No.6.

Sheeran is the only artist in chart history to have three albums spend a year or more in the Top 10 – his 2011 debut + has spent 56 weeks in the Top 10 in total, while 2014 follow-up X has spent 98 weeks in the top tier, including the current week, in which it rebounds 13-10 (3,944 sales) to achieve its highest chart placing in 29 weeks.

÷'s first week sales of 671,542 have since swollen to 2,866,019 – 1,711,010 CDs, 56,187 vinyl, 444,645 paid-for downloads and 654,177 sales-equivalent streams – and the album has outpaced both of Sheeran's previous albums. On its first anniversary, his 2011 debut album + had sold 1,326,058 copies (939,994 CDs, 1,154 vinyl LPs, 384,910 paid-for downloads) at the same stage, while 2014 follow-up X had sold 2,230,741 copies (1,516,663 CDs, 9,503 vinyl LPs, 625,024 paid-for downloads, 79,551 sales-equivalent streams) .

÷ advances 17-16 on the list of the 21st century's biggest sellers, and is the fourth biggest seller of the 2010s.

Winner of BRITs for British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act, Dua Lipa continues at a career high No.3 with her eponymous debut album, which sees sales increase 39.80% week-on-week to 13,308.

Rag'N'Bone Man's Human – home to the identically-named BRITs British Single Of The Year – is also static, staying at No.4, though its sales are up 24.72% week-on-week to 7,616. British Male Solo Artist winner Stormzy's British Album Of The Year, debut set Gang Signs & Prayer, jumps 10-5 – a 50-week high – with sales up 52.4% at 6,623.

The rest of the Top 10: The Thrill Of It All (11-6, 4,878 sales) by Sam Smith, Man Of The Woods (7-7, 4,812 sales) by Justin Timberlake, Camila (5-8, 4,481 sales) by Camila Cabello and Beautiful Trauma (9-9, 4,023 sales) by Pink. Exiting the Top 10: Revival (8-12, 3,596 sales) by Eminem and A Deeper Cut (6-90, 1,103 sales) by The Temperance Movement.

Rapper 6ix9ine, from Brooklyn, has yet to achieve a hit single but his debut album/mixtape Day69 is the highest of just three new entries to the Top 75 this week, debuting at No.20 (2,930 sales). The album includes collaborations with Fetty Wap, Young Thug, Troy Lanez and Migos star Offset.

More than three years after his debut album, Dream Your Life Away, debuted and peaked at No.20 (3,917 sales), Australian singer/songwriter Vance Joy's follow-up Nation Of Two debuts at No.32 (2,293 sales).

With 21 songs and a playing time in excess of 81 minutes, Brighton rapper Ocean Wisdom's second album Wizville is a sprawling effort which accommodates guest appearances from Dizzee Rascal, Roots Manuva, Method Man and Jehst among others. Available on CD, vinyl, download, streaming and cassette – a very rare full whammy for any release – it debuts at No.39 (1,954 sales). His 2016 debut, Chaos 93, reached No.180, and has sold 7,809 copies.

With single Killer at No.32 on the radio airplay chart, and the album itself £4.99 on iTunes and £5 at Amazon, Pete Tong & The Heritage Orchestra's Ibiza Classics surges 63-11 (3,769 sales) to surpass the No.17 position in which it debuted in December, and the No.14 position in which it previously peaked in January. With sales to date of 97,663 copies, the album is the follow-up to Classic House, which topped the chart in January 2017, has sold 207,433 copies, and also enjoys a resurgence, re-entering the Top 200 at No.80 (1,168 sales).

While their compilation Time Flies: 1994-2009 (27-15, 3,344 sales) is back in the Top 20 for the first time in 19 weeks, Oasis' 1995 album (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (35-33, 2,229 sales), achieves a notable landmark. It has taken more than 23 years, but the album achieved its 100,000th sale on vinyl in the week, adding 354 to take its cumulative tally to 100,089. The only album released since then to secure a six-figure sale on vinyl is Amy Winehouse's Back To Black, which passed the figure six weeks ago and has sold 101,825 copies – including 291 in the latest frame – since its slightly belated release in the format in June 2007.

David Bowie occupies four of the top five positions in the vinyl album chart, with Low (No.1, 1,360 sales), Heroes (No.2, 1,151 sales), Scary Monsters (No.4, 918 sales) and Lodger (No.5, 767 sales) – all in stand-alone vinyl editions for the first time since 1991 – making a sandwich of Porcupine Tree's Deadwing (No.3, 1,024 sales), which is on vinyl for the first time, 13 years after its first release. The Bowie albums also return to the overall Top 200 album chart, Low at No.50 (1,594 sales), Heroes at No.65 (1,355 sales), Scary Monsters at No.91 (1,099 sales) and Lodger at No.116 (950 sales).

Gary Numan and Wildwood Kin both start new UK tours this month, appeared on the one-off Old Grey Whistle Test revival on BBC4 last week, and reap the rewards with re-entries for their latest albums. The former's 2017 No.2 album Savage (Songs From A Broken World) (No.60, 1,385 sales) is back in the Top 75 after a break of 21 weeks and the latter's 2017 No.37 album Turning Tides (No.63, 1,368 sales) making its second chart appearance 27 weeks after its first.

Twenty-eight years after the Magic radio brand was introduced to the airwaves it secures its first No.1 compilation, with Magic 80s – which includes 22 No.1 hits among its 60 tracks – debuting at the summit on sales of 10,227 copies.

With bad weather and a threadbare release schedule to blame, overall album sales are down 2.05% week-on-week at 1,587,451, 4.60% below same week 2017 sales of 1,663,944. Streaming accounted for 907,831 sales – 57.19% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 0.84% week-on-week at 679,620 – their lowest level since Kantar Millward Brown started compiling sales data for OCC in 1994 – and 30.58% below same week 2017 sales of 979,082.

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Postby FebruaryCallendar » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:50 pm

Only thing I can find to object to this week is, on this occasion, a minor chronological error - '(WTS?) MG' hasn't taken "more than 23 years" to sell 100,000 vinyl copies (although in decline, cassette was still a big enough format in 1995/6 that it would have beaten those numbers on tape at the time, surely, considering its massive sales?) - it's taken it round about 22 years and 5 months by my calculations.
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Postby zeus555 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:10 pm

As Alan Jones, says - 'Divide' has achieved its 52nd UK Top 10 Week. It is his 3rd Album to reach a Year in the UK Top 10.
'Plus' managed 56 Weeks & 'Multiply' has tallied 98 Weeks. He becomes the 1st Act to achieve 3 UK Top 10 Albums, with
a Year - or more - in the Top 10. No-one else has more than 2 - The Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel.

'Divide' is also only the 22nd Artist Album to reach a Year, in the UK Top 10, and only the 32nd Album, of any Genre, to achieve it.

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LIST A -- UK ALBUMS -- WITH THE MOST TOP 10 WEEKS

(Excluding Film Soundtracks, Original Cast Albums, & TV Cast Albums)

(W/E 28th July 1956 to W/E 8th March 2018)

01)... BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER - SIMON & GARFUNKEL - 135 - (1970)
02)... X - ED SHEERAN - 98 - (2014)
03)... THRILLER - MICHAEL JACKSON - 88 - (1982) - (Includes 7 Top 10 Weeks with ‘Thriller 25’)
04)... 21 – ADELE - 77 - (2011)
05)... IN THE LONELY HOUR – SAM SMITH - 76 - (2014)
06) TUBULAR BELLS - MIKE OLDFIELD - 74 - (1973)
07)=BACK TO BLACK - AMY WINEHOUSE - 72 - (2006) - (Includes 12 Weeks with the ‘Deluxe Edition’)
07)=THE FAME - LADY GAGA - 72 - (2009) - (Includes the Sales of ‘The Fame Monster’)
09)... OUR VERSION OF EVENTS - EMELI SANDE - 67 - (2012)
10)... BROTHERS IN ARMS - DIRE STRAITS - 66 - (1985)
11)... THE SINGLES 1969 - 1973 - THE CARPENTERS - 64 - (1974)
12)... PLEASE PLEASE ME - THE BEATLES - 62 - (1963)
13)... GREATEST HITS - SIMON & GARFUNKEL - 59 - (1972) - (Peaked at No.2)
14)... GOLD - ABBA - 58 - (1992)
15)=TALK ON CORNERS - THE CORRS - 56 - (1997)
15)=NO ANGEL - DIDO - 56 - (2000)
15)=+ - ED SHEERAN - 56 - (2011)
18)... BEST OF THE BEACH BOYS VOL.1 - THE BEACH BOYS - 55 - (1966) - (Peaked at No.2)
19)... LED ZEPPELIN II - LED ZEPPELIN - 54 - (1970)
20)=SGT PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND - THE BEATLES - 52 - (1967) - ###
20)=(WHAT’S THE STORY) MORNING GLORY? - OASIS - 52 - (1995)
20)=÷ - ED SHEERAN – 52 - (2017)

### = The Official Charts Company, have 'Sergeant Pepper' on 49 Top 10 Weeks, as they do not count its 3 Top
10 Weeks in 1987. They were W/E 13th June 1987 - No.3 - No.6 - No.7. But, they should be added in, as the 1987
Album was the same as the 1967 Album. They do add in its Re-Issued Top 10 Weeks for 1992 - No.6, 2009 - No.5,
and 2017 - No.1. So its 3 Top Ten Weeks in 1987 really should also be added in.

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LIST B -- UK ALBUMS -- WITH THE MOST TOP 10 WEEKS

(Including Film Soundtracks, Original Cast Albums, & TV Cast Albums)

(W/E 28th July 1956 to W/E 8th March 2018)

01)... SOUTH PACIFIC (OST) - VARIOUS ARTISTS - 276 - (1958)
02)... THE SOUND OF MUSIC (OST) - VARIOUS ARTISTS - 233 - (1965)
03)=THE KING & I (OST) - VARIOUS ARTISTS - 153 - (1956)
03)=WEST SIDE STORY (OST) - VARIOUS ARTISTS - 153 - (1961)
05)... BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER - SIMON & GARFUNKEL - 135 - (1970)
06)... MY FAIR LADY (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST) - VARIOUS ARTISTS - 122 - (1958)
07)... THE BLACK & WHITE MINSTREL SHOW - THE GEORGE MITCHELL MINSTRELS - 120 - (1960)
08)... OKLAHOMA! (OST) - VARIOUS ARTISTS - 113 - (1956)
09)... X - ED SHEERAN - 98 - (2014)
10)... THRILLER - MICHAEL JACKSON - 88 - (1982) - (Includes 7 Top 10 Weeks with ‘Thriller 25’)
11)... GIGI (OST) - VARIOUS ARTISTS - 79 - (1959) - (Peaked at No.2)
12)... 21 – ADELE - 77 - (2011)
13)... IN THE LONELY HOUR – SAM SMITH - 76 - (2014)
14)... TUBULAR BELLS - MIKE OLDFIELD - 74 - (1973)
15)=BACK TO BLACK - AMY WINEHOUSE - 72 - (2006) - (Includes 12 Weeks with the ‘Deluxe Edition’)
15)=THE FAME - LADY GAGA - 72 - (2009) - (Includes the Sales of ‘The Fame Monster’)
17)... OUR VERSION OF EVENTS - EMELI SANDE - 67 - (2012)
18)... BROTHERS IN ARMS - DIRE STRAITS - 66 - (1985)
19)... THE SINGLES 1969 - 1973 - THE CARPENTERS - 64 - (1974)
20)... PLEASE PLEASE ME - THE BEATLES - 62 - (1963)
21)... GREATEST HITS - SIMON & GARFUNKEL - 59 - (1972) - (Peaked at No.2)
22)... GOLD - ABBA - 58 - (1992)
23)=TALK ON CORNERS - THE CORRS - 56 - (1997)
23)=NO ANGEL - DIDO - 56 - (2000)
23)=+ - ED SHEERAN - 56 - (2011)
26)=OLIVER! (ORIGINAL LONDON CAST) - VARIOUS ARTISTS - 55 - (1960) - (Peaked at No.4)
26)=MARY POPPINS (OST) - VARIOUS ARTISTS - 55 - (1964) - (Peaked at No.2)
26)=BEST OF THE BEACH BOYS VOL.1 - THE BEACH BOYS - 55 - (1966) - (Peaked at No.2)
29)... LED ZEPPELIN II - LED ZEPPELIN - 54 - (1970)
30)=SGT PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND - THE BEATLES - 52 - (1967)
30)=(WHAT’S THE STORY) MORNING GLORY? - OASIS - 52 - (1995)
30)=÷ - ED SHEERAN – 52 - (2017)

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Postby borderwolf » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:24 pm

'Greatest Showman' & Drake Rule U.K. Again As Ed Sheeran Claims New Record
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3/2/2018 by Paul Sexton

It's now eight weeks atop the U.K. album chart for The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner), and six for Drake as singles champion with “God's Plan” (Cash Money/Republic/Universal).

New Official Charts Company data shows the Showman set staying ahead of Ed Sheeran's ÷ (Divide) (Asylum/Warner Music), which rests at No. 2 as he claims yet another chart record. Sheeran becomes the first artist in U.K. chart history to have three different albums each record an entire year in the top ten.

÷ (Divide) records its 52nd week in that higher ground, following his first album + (Plus) which has spent 56 aggregate weeks in the top ten and X (Multiply) which has enjoyed 98, the latest of them this week as it climbs back 13-10. Before this achievement, the only acts to spend a year in the top ten twice were the Beatles, with Please Please Me and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Simon & Garfunkel, with Bridge Over Troubled Water and Greatest Hits.

Dua Lipa's self-titled Warner Bros. debut holds at No. 3 on the new album chart and Rag 'n' Bone Man's “Human” (Best Laid Plans/Columbia/Sony) at No. 4. Stormzy's Gang Signs & Prayer (Merky) rises again, 10-5. Sam Smith's former No. 1 The Thrill Of It All (Capitol/Universal) is back up 11-6.

Drake's sixth week at the singes summit means that “These Days” (Asylum/Warner Music) by Rudimental featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen is now in a fourth week at No. 2. Dua Lipa's “IDGAF” stays at No. 3, and the highest new entry of the week goes to “Psycho” (Atlantic/Warner) by Post Malone featuring Ty Dolla Sign.

“Friends” (Asylum/Atlantic/Warner) by Marshmello and Anne-Marie climbs again, 9-5, and there's a first top ten U.K. singles appearance for country figurehead Chris Stapleton, as featured artist on Justin Timberlake's “Say Something” (RCA/Sony). The single rises 22-10 to become Timberlake's 20th U.K. top ten single.
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Postby Blondini » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:57 pm

Interesting that the audience of the #20 album don't care about their hero's activities.
More mainstream acts get shunned and shamed but he can just use it to boost his career. :o
His track Gummo got as high as #12 on the Billboard 100 last year.

In October 2015, Hernandez pled guilty to one felony count of Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance. Charges were brought against Hernandez after a February 2015 incident where he had sexual contact with a 13-year-old minor and later distributed videos of the incident online.[12] Three of these videos are described in the criminal complaint against Hernandez. In one of the videos, "the child engages in oral sexual intercourse with the separately charged defendant Taquan Anderson, while the defendant, Daniel Hernandez, stands behind the child making a thrusting motion with his pelvis and smacking her on her buttocks. The child is nude in the video.”[13] While Hernandez claimed to be seventeen at the time of the incident, the birth date listed in the complaint against him and in Hernandez's statement to the police shows he was eighteen at the time.[14] Prior to his sexual misconduct charges, Hernandez served jail time as a minor for assault and the sale of heroin.
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Postby Gambo » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:47 pm

^ How vile. But then fans of urban music seldom seem to care about the often-highly-publicised criminal misdemeanours of its acts; indeed it almost seems to be celebrated as a badge of machismo and honour.

On a less-unsavoury, but still somewhat depressing note, how many weeks do we think we are from the total weekly singles paid-for sales tallying under seven figures? If it hasn't come to pass by April I'd be surprised, and more-so if it hadn't become the new norm by the summer. Sad.

The true album sales total this week is pretty shocking too; bad weather only goes some way to underwriting a sub-700K tally.
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Postby Robbie » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:42 pm

Gambo wrote:On a less-unsavoury, but still somewhat depressing note, how many weeks do we think we are from the total weekly singles paid-for sales tallying under seven figures? If it hasn't come to pass by April I'd be surprised, and more-so if it hadn't become the new norm by the summer. Sad.

The true album sales total this week is pretty shocking too; bad weather only goes some way to underwriting a sub-700K tally.
It's already happened. On the chart published on 15 December 2017 paid-for sales fell to 991,290. I did check up when it last happened and from what I could find the last time paid for sales dipped below a million was back in mid January 2006. On the chart dated 15 January 2006 paid for sales totalled 982,450, made up of 214,921 physical sales and 767,529 downloads.

I do think we are not that far off from having a first ever streams-only number 1 single. The question is: will it happen for the first time this year because it's almost certain to happen in 2019.
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Postby Gambo » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:57 pm

^ Thanks Robbie - I'd overlooked that December total; although I always check the commentaries to record the combined and paid-for No 1 sales each week, I sometimes just take it from the Buzzjack summary and don't have time to read through the whole thing, which probably explains it. Amazing, and for such a low tally to be recorded in mid-December too, when traditionally the market is stronger even in overall weaker eras.

When you say streams-only No 1, presumably you mean a track that's only been issued for streaming not sale, with a paid-for option to come in future weeks (so the equivalent of 'Crazy' by Gnarls Barkley in the physical-to-digital transition)? I'm not really sure where we are on that evolution; I remember saying in 2015 that we'd likely increasingly see labels issuing tracks for streaming some weeks in advance of a download release, so that we'd gradually see a trend of streams-only titles appearing both sooner and higher-up the chart before being given a boost (although of decreasing value over time) when eventually the download appeared. But in fact we've not apparently seen much change in release patterns between the two types of consumption as far as I can see - most tracks seem to debut at the same time on both sales and streams charts, indicating they're released to both sectors on the same date. To the best of your knowledge, is there any evidence that it's starting to become more common for labels to defer a download release following streaming availability, or to not bother with one at all? I'd thought not as yet, but maybe I'm wrong (as I was proved to be in my last observation!).
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Postby Robbie » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:19 pm

Gambo wrote:^ Thanks Robbie - I'd overlooked that December total; although I always check the commentaries to record the combined and paid-for No 1 sales each week, I sometimes just take it from the Buzzjack summary and don't have time to read through the whole thing, which probably explains it. Amazing, and for such a low tally to be recorded in mid-December too, when traditionally the market is stronger even in overall weaker eras.

When you say streams-only No 1, presumably you mean a track that's only been issued for streaming not sale, with a paid-for option to come in future weeks (so the equivalent of 'Crazy' by Gnarls Barkley in the physical-to-digital transition)? I'm not really sure where we are on that evolution; I remember saying in 2015 that we'd likely increasingly see labels issuing tracks for streaming some weeks in advance of a download release, so that we'd gradually see a trend of streams-only titles appearing both sooner and higher-up the chart before being given a boost (although of decreasing value over time) when eventually the download appeared. But in fact we've not apparently seen much change in release patterns between the two types of consumption as far as I can see - most tracks seem to debut at the same time on both sales and streams charts, indicating they're released to both sectors on the same date. To the best of your knowledge, is there any evidence that it's starting to become more common for labels to defer a download release following streaming availability, or to not bother with one at all? I'd thought not as yet, but maybe I'm wrong (as I was proved to be in my last observation!).
I'm not aware of any labels deferring a download release. In fact the availability of streams from day one of a release has led to downloads also being released immediately to fall in line rather than being held back as was becoming common place from 2011 onwards until streams overtook downloads. But some titles that are highly successful aren't really selling that much on download - 'God's Plan' by Drake being the most recent example. It has sold 484,346 to date but only 54,891 of these are from downloads, a mere 11% of overall sales. The record could easily have been number 1 even if a download had not been made available (or had been held back). Indeed the week 'God's Plan' entered the chart at number 1 it would have been number 1 on streaming sales alone. I guess a label feels compelled to always release a download alongside making a track available to stream simply to keep iTunes et al sweet (otherwise they may refuse to sell any future releases by the act) but if the persistent rumours about iTunes pulling the plug on selling downloads in early 2019 are true then that won't be a problem.
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Postby SholasBoy » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:27 pm

Gambo wrote:^ How vile. But then fans of urban music seldom seem to care about the often-highly-publicised criminal misdemeanours of its acts; indeed it almost seems to be celebrated as a badge of machismo and honour.
You would hope that would exclude sexual assault on a minor.
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Postby Blondini » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:03 pm

R Kelly got away with it for years. Radio still played him till recently.
It's possible that a lot of this rapper's audience don't know about the case and are only in to him since Gummo.
Kelly managed to quell publicity on his numerous cases until the latest bizarre one.

More publicity in this current climate would kill an artist's reach. There's one user comment on this case on 6ix9ine's iTunes album page.
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