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Commentary by: Alan Jones


Singles:



Drake's third No.1 single, God's Plan, moves further ahead at the top of the singles chart on its second frame, increasing sales 11.55% week-on-week to 60,810 (including 50,648 from streams), while Ramz' Barking secures its third straight week at No.2 on sales of 43,654 copies.

BBC Sound Of 2018 winner Sigrid scores her first Top 10 single, with Strangers jumping 14-10 (26,088 sales). It remains at No.1 on paid-for sales, which account for 14,245 of that total.

There are new peaks for Craig David's I Know You (feat. Bastille), which ends a three-week stint at No.10 by jumping to No.5 (28,790 sales); and Breathe, up 9-7 (27,360 sales) for Jax Jones feat. Ina Wroldsen.

The rest of the Top 10: River (3-3, 33,656 sales) by Eminem feat. Ed Sheeran, IDGAF (4-4, 32,211 sales) by Dua Lipa, Tip Toe (5-6, 28,468 sales) by Jason Derulo feat. French Montana, This Is Me (8-8, 26,798 sales) by Keala Settle & The Showman Ensemble and Finesse (6-9, 26,651 sales) by Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B.

Ed Sheeran's Perfect is the only track to depart from the Top 10, sliding 7-18 (21,139 sales) as ACR kicks in. It would otherwise have rebounded to No.3 with 33,935 sales.

Streamed more in the last week than any album apart from The Greatest Showman, rap trio Migos' third album unleashes two new hits onto the singles chart. They are: Walk It, Talk It (feat. Drake, No.31, 11,487 sales) and Stir Fry (No.51, 7,168 sales). Bringing to six the number of Top 75 entries crediting Migos, they join the already-charting Motor Sport collaboration with Nicki Minaj & Cardi B, which revives 72-49 (7,861 sales), equalling its previous peak. Six more tracks by Migos and eight from The Greatest Showman are starred-out within the Top 75.

Turning 37 last Wednesday (31st January), Justin Timberlake may have had a happy birthday, but the first three songs taken from his fifth studio album, Man In The Woods – which dropped on Friday (2 February) – are struggling. Introductory single, Filthy, debuted and peaked three weeks ago at No.15 and now falls 38-46 (8,363 sales), while Supplies failed to make the Top 75 on debut last week, landing at No.84. It now departs the chart entirely, while third track Say Something, a collaboration with Chris Stapleton which finds Timberlake embracing country rock, debuts at No.32 (11,394 sales).

Birmingham rapper Mist made his chart debut last year, with a cameo on J Hus' album track, Fisherman, which got to No.47 on the Top 75. He makes a bigger impression with Game Changer, which debuts this week at No.35 (10,693 sales).

Also new to the chart are: The Middle (No.53, 6,996 sales) by Zedd with Maren Morris & Grey, and Tropical (82-73, 5,015 sales), the first hit for Croydon rapper SL.

Rudimental score their eighth Top 20 hit with These Days (feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen) jumping 33-11 (24,393 sales) on its second frame.

Released last March, Feel It Still by Portugal The Man took until August to breach the Top 75 and never made the top half of the chart in its first, 20-week chart tenure, peaking at No.39 in a residency which ended at Christmas as it lost out to a welter of seasonal songs. It was only missing for one week, however, as radio finally got behind it, and since re-entering the Top 75 at the start of the year, when it surged 89-35, it has reached a new peak every week. Not hurt in the slightest by its use in the current TV commercial for Haven Holidays and the fact it is currently 59p at iTunes, it does so again in the latest frame, jumping 20-13 (23,380 sales).

Also climbing to new peaks are: My Lover (17-16, 21,764 sales) by Not3s, The Greatest Show (23-21, 16,772 sales) by Hugh Jackman, Keala Settle, Zac Efron & Zendaya, Fine Line (32-22, 15,986 sales) by Mabel feat. Not3s, Him & I (27-25, 14,831 sales) by G-Eazy & Halsey, Sick Boy (40-38, 9,449 sales) by The Chainsmokers, Jumanji (51-43, 8,846 sales) by B Young, The Weekend (69-55, 6,292 sales) by SZA and Wavey (66-63, 5,860 sales) by Cliq feat. Alika.

Only eight weeks after reaching 15m, singles consumption tops the 16m mark for the first time. Overall singles sales are up 1.48% week-on-week at 16,027,423, 33.28% above same week 2017 sales of 12,025,245. Streams accounted for a record 14,905,600 sales, 93.00% of the total. Paid-for sales are up 2.56% week -on-week at 1,121,823 and are 25.28% below same week 2017 sales of 1,501,383. They are below same-week, previous-year sales for the 235th week in a row.





Colour Code: OVERALL UNITS SALES STREAMING POINTS

1 Drake 60,810 10,162 50,648 (162,318)
2 Ramz 43,654
3 Eminem feat. Ed Sheeran 33,656
4 Dua Lipa 32,211
5 Craig David feat. Bastille 28,790
6 Jason Derulo feat. French Montana 28,468
7 Jax Jones feat. Ina Wroldsen 27,360
8 Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble [This Is Me] 26,798
9 Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B 26,651
10 Sigrid 26,088 14,245 11,843

11 Rudimental feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen 24,393
13 Portugal. The Man 23,380
16 Not3s 21,764
18 Ed Sheeran 21,139
21 Hugh Jackman, Keala Settle, Zac Efron, Zendaya & The Greatest Showman Ensemble 16,772
22 Mabel & Not3s 15,986
25 G-Eazy & Halsey 14,831
31 Migos feat. Drake 11,487
32 Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton 11,394
35 MIST 10,693
38 Chainsmokers 9,449

43 B Young 8,846
46 Justin Timberlake [Filthy] 8,363
49 Migos/ Nicki Minaj/ Cardi B 7,861
51 Migos [Stir Fry] 7,168
53 Zedd feat, Maren Morris & Grey 6,996
55 SZA 6,292
63 Cliq feat. Alika 5,860
73 SL 5,015



Albums:



Singles chart turnover is close to a 40 year low but more entries have flooded into the Top 40 artist album chart in the last two years than at any time in history – and the trend continues this week, with nine new arrivals in the Top 40, among a bumper intake of 15 in the Top 75.

That being the case, the show goes on at the top, where the Motion Picture Cast Recording of The Greatest Showman racks up its fourth straight week at No.1, on best-yet sales of 40,824 copies (including 15,161 from streams).

The Greatest Showman has now spent more weeks atop the regular album chart than any multi-artist set since 1988, when Now That's What I Call Music! 12 topped for five weeks, and more than any soundtrack set since 1978, when Grease reigned for 12 straight weeks. Of course, these reigns date from the time before multi-artist compilations were exiled into their own chart in 1989. A change of interpretation in recent years has seen soundtracks return to the main chart but it wouldn't be surprising if there was a subtle change in rules again to exclude them.

As it is, The Greatest Showman's presence in what many perceive to be the wrong chart cost Camila Cabello and Fall Out Boy their first No.1 albums last week, and now blocks Craig David from scoring his third chart-topper with The Time Is Now.

David's seventh studio album, The Time Is Now houses his No.24 hit Heartline and No.5 Bastille collaboration I Know You, and opened its campaign with sales of 16,874 copies. It is the follow-up to his October 2016 comeback set, Following My Intuition, which had spawned four Top 40 hits before its release, whereupon it sold 24,500 copies to debut at No.1. David's debut album, Born To Do It stormed to No.1 on pure sales of 225,320 copies in 2000 when the Southampton-born singer/songwriter, now 36, was just 19. It has gone on to sell 1,913,639 copies whilst Following My Intuition has sold 146,204 copies.

Hip-hop trio Migos – comprising Georgia rappers Quavo, Offset and Takeoff – secure their first Top 10 album, debuting at No.4 (10,530 sales) with Culture II. Their 2015 debut Yung Rich Nation failed to make the chart, but their second album, Culture, debuted and peaked exactly a year ago at No.16 (4,623 sales). Culture has sales of 51,529 to date but most of those are from sales-equivalent streaming with only 4,010 paid-for downloads. The album has not been released physically, and neither has Culture II, whose paid-for sales of 1,268 last week were nearly 20% fewer than the No.73 album Freedom's Goblin by Ty Segall.

After previous collaborations on Don't Explain (No.22, 2011), Seesaw (No.27, 2013) and Live In Amsterdam (No.49, 2014), Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa are reunited for Black Coffee, which surpasses all of their previous collaborations by debuting at No.7 (6,844 sales). Both artists released their last solo studio album in 2016, when Hart's Fire On The Floor debuted and peaked at No.28 (2,732 sales) and Bonamassa's Blues Of Desperation debuted and peaked at No.3 (12,945 sales). Blues guitarist/singer Bonamassa is, of course, one of the chart's most frequent visitors who, in addition to his solo studio output and Hart collaborations, also releases frequent live albums, and collaborates with other acts. He was most recently in the chart last October as a member of Black Country Communion, whose BCCIV reached No.7 (5,565 sales). In total, Black Coffee is Bonamassa's 22nd chart album since he broke his duck with Sloe Gin in 2007.

The rest of the Top 10: Divide (4-3, 15,642 sales) by Ed Sheeran, Revival (5-5, 8,268 sales) by Eminem, The Thrill Of It All (7-6, 7,158 sales) by Sam Smith, Dua Lipa (9-8, 6,555 sales), Camila (6-9, 6,453 sales) by Camila Cabello and Ruins (3-10, 6,231 sales) by First Aid Kit.

Exiting the Top 10 are: Beautiful Trauma (10-11, 5,973 sales) by Pink, Human (8-15, 5,020 sales) by Rag'n'Bone Man and Mania (2-16, 4,923 sales) by Fall Out Boy.

Californian metal quartet Machine Head score the highest charting album of their career with ninth studio set, Catharsis, debuting at No.12 (5,904 sales). Their previous highest placing came in 1999, when their third album, Burning Red, debuted and peaked at No.13 (9,381 sales). Their last album, Bloodstone & Diamonds sold 8,715 copies while debuting at No.18 in 2014.

The first black winner of BBC's Young Musician Of The Year, the youngest classical artist to make the Top 40 for almost a decade, and the youngest cellist to have a Top 20 album – he turns 19 on 4 April – Nottingham's Sheku Kanneh-Mason is making quite a name for himself. His debut album, Inspiration, which features Bob Marley's No Woman No Cry along with predominantly classical material, opens at No.18 (4,531 sales). It opens at No.1 on the classical album chart.

London-based rock band Django Django's eponymous first album debuted and peaked at No.33 (4,265 sales) in 2012, follow-up Born Under Saturn debuted and peaked at No.15 (5,815 sales) in 2015, and third album, Marble Skies, now opens at No.20 (3,663 sales).

Also new to the Top 40 are: 35-year-old German multi-instrumentalist, and classically -influenced producer Nils Frahm's eighth full length solo studio album, All Melody, which brings his first chart appearance (No.21, 3,611 sales); Knowing What You Know Now (No.23, 3,501 sales), the second album by Yorkshire rock band Marmozets, whose 2014 debut The Weird And Wonderful... reached No.25 (4,061 sales); Invisible Storm, the eighth studio album by, and sixth Top 40 entry for London indie/folk duo Turin Brakes, debuting at No.37 (2,677 sales) two years to the week since immediate predecessor, Lost Property, debuted and peaked at No.31 (3,907 sales).

Further down the chart there are debuts for Common Ground (No.41, 2,572 sales), British dance trio Above & Beyond's fifth chart album; heavy rock album The Age Of Absurdity (No.53, 2,031 sales), the first by former Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell and his band The bast*rd Sons; Wuthering Nights: Live In Birmingham (No.54, 1,989 sales), a CD/DVD set that is the 13th solo album to chart by 67 year old guitarist/vocalist Steve Hackett, once of Genesis; The Thread That Keeps Us (No.58, 1,870 sales), the ninth studio album/sixth chart album for indie/Americana band Calexico; Dream Wife (No.60, 1,821 sales), the introductory album by the female Brighton trio of the same name; and Freedom's Goblin (No.73, 1,581 sales, only 21 of them from streams), the 10th studio album and first chart entry for 30 year old indie/rock musician Ty Segall.

Jeff Wayne's classic concept album War Of The Worlds roars back into the album chart at No.31 (2,987 sales), a return that has much to do with it becoming available again in a 12-inch gatefold sleeve edition, which accounts for 2,654 of those sales and earns it pole position on the vinyl album chart.

MTV Rocks tops the compilation chart for the second time on sales of 12,777 copies.

Overall album sales are up 3.54% week-on-week at 1,791,273, 10.90% above same week 2017 sales of 1,615,143. Streaming accounted for a record 939,136 sales – 52.43% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are up 6.10% week-on-week at 852,137, 10.61% below same week 2017 sales of 953,284.





1 The Greatest Showman 40,824 9,465 15,161 [Physicals: 16,198] (169,975)
2 Craig David 16,874
3 Ed Sheeran 15,642
4 Migos 10,530 1,268 9,262
5 Eminem 8,268
6 Sam Smith 7,158
7 Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa 6,844
8 Dua Lipa 6,555
9 Camila Cabello 6,453
10 First Aid Kit 6,231

11 P!nk 5,973
12 Machine Head 5,904
15 Rag’n’Bone Man 5,020
16 Fall Out Boy 4,923
18 Sheku Kanneh-Mason 4,531
20 Django Django 3,663
21 Nils Frahm 3,611
23 The Marmozets 3,501
29 Jeff Wayne 2,987
37 Turin Brakes 2,677

41 Above & Beyond 2,572
53 Phil Campbell & bast*rd Sons 2,031
54 Steve Hackett 1,989
58 Calexico 1,870
60 Dream wife 1,821
73 Ty Segall 1,581



To Date Sales
Craig David - Born To Do It 1,913,639
Craig David - Following My Intuition 146,204
Migos - Culture 51,529



Compilations:



1 MTV Rocks 12,777



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post Feb 2 2018, 06:27 PM
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Sales are in
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post Feb 2 2018, 07:08 PM
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Camila Cabello 6,453 is impressive for third week on sale album when we consider the performances of Fifth Harmony albums in the past.
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post Feb 2 2018, 07:17 PM
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Consistent sales for The Greatest Showman. I am glad to see that soundtracks are included now, and don’t see the problem being included when they are all original songs for a musical style film. Hope they don’t change the rules back anytime soon.

Big drop for Fall Out Boy but I guess that is to be expected. sad.gif
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A change of interpretation in recent years has seen soundtracks return to the main chart but it wouldn't be surprising if there was a subtle change in rules again to exclude them.

The sooner the better.
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post Feb 2 2018, 08:20 PM
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The Greatest Showman is doing very well indeed, impressive.

Glad Sigrid managed a top 10, would never have guessed that a few months back.
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Is a nice touch to see the acr sales difference on perfect (interesting it would still be number 3 without) would be nice to see this more often
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post Feb 2 2018, 11:21 PM
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so close for Above & Beyond then, considering the sales difference between them and Turin Brakes at #37 sad.gif

quite silly that the 3rd most popular song of the week is as low as 18th even if it is Perfect, they really should revise the ACR rules a bit.
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Can anyone tell me what it took to get a singles top 100 this week? 3k?
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Can anyone tell me what it took to get a singles top 100 this week? 3k?

3.3k
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