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Ed Sheeran is the best-selling Male Artist of 2019 according to the IFPI. Ed released his ‘No. 6 Collaborations Project', his 4th studio album, on  July 12, 2019 via Asylum Records and Atlantic Records! The album includes guest appearances by Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Chance The Rapper, Chris Stapleton, Dave, Eminem, 50 Cent, J Hus, Justin Bieber, Khalid, Skrillex, Stormzy, Travis Scott, Yebba and Young Thug among others. The album was preceded by its lead single “I Don't Care” with Justin Bieber, “Cross Me” ft. Chance The Rapper and PnB Rock, “Beautiful People” ft. Khalid, “Bloc” with Chris Stapleton and Bruno Mars, “Best Part of Me” ft. Yebba, “Antisocial” with Travis Scott, “South of the  Border” ft Camila Cabello & Cardi B and “Take Me Back To London” ft. Stormzy.  

 

‘No. 6 Collaborations Project’ debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 Album chart with 173,000 album equivalent units including 70,000 pure album sales. It is Sheeran's 3rd US number-one album! In its 2nd week, the album held at #1 on the chart, earning 78,000 album-equivalent units of which 16,000 were in pure album sales. On September 23, 2019, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of  America (RIAA) for combined sales and album-equivalent units of over 500,000 units! In the UK, the album debuted at  #1 on the Official Albums Chart with 125,000 AEUs, making it the fastest selling album of 2019. In its first week, ‘No. 6 Collaborations Project had 57,000 physical sales, 18,000 downloads and 70.2 million track streams in the UK. The album debuted at No. 1 in 18 other countries, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. It also debuted at No. 2 in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and Poland.

By the end of 2019, the album had sold 2.692.000 copies worldwide! Ed also continued to sell his hugely successful album ‘Divide’ and all his other albums which were still charting in charts globally. ‘Divide’ alone sold another 1.899.000 units in 2019 despite being released on March 3rd, 2017!


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Japanese boy band ARASHI had the biggest global album of 2019, with their compilation 5×20 All the BEST!! 1999-2019 according to IFPI, the organization that represents the recorded music industry worldwide! 5x20 All the Best!! 1999–2009 sold 729,000 copies on its first day of release, breaking the record for the highest first-day sales by a male artist in Japan. On its second day, the album sold 267,000 copies, bringing its two-day sales total to 996,000. It sold 103,000 copies on its third day, which brought the album's total sales to 1.099 million, making it the first million-seller of the Reiwa era. According to Billboard Japan, the album sold 740,114 copies from June 24–25, 2019, which set the record for the highest first-week sales in 2019. Billboard Japan reported that it sold 1,037,689 copies from June 24–26, 2019. The album topped the Oricon Monthly Chart for three consecutive months, selling 1,304,251 copies in the album's release and selling over 278,870 copies in its second month of release. In its third month of release, the album sold over 411,854 copies.

On September 10, the album was certified 2× Million by the RIAJ for sales of over 2 million copies. The album was the first album to reach the 2× Million certification in the Reiwa era. The album was also distributed in various countries such as South Korea, where it reached number 15 on the weekly Gaon Album Chart.

According to IFPI, ‘5x20 ‘ was the best-selling album of 2019 worldwide, with 3.3 million copies sold.


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“Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish was the biggest global single of 2019! “Bad Guy” was released on March 29, 2019 as the 5th single from Billie Eilish’s 1st album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go”! The song was an instant hit, topping charts in over 15 countries around the world, including the US. "Bad Guy" debuted at No. 7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 on the week ending April 13, 2019, as Eilish's first top ten entry on the chart. It later occupied No. 2 for a total of 9 weeks, before ultimately reaching No. 1 the week ending August 24, 2019. "Bad Guy" ended the record-breaking 19-week run of "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus. At just 17, Billie became the first artist born in the 2000s to achieve this feat and the youngest since Lorde, at just 16, topped the ranking with "Royals” in 2013. "Bad Guy" also hit #1 in Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Russia and Slovakia. The song has been awarded multiple certifications, including an ninefold platinum award from the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and a sextuple platinum award from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). “Bad Guy” was Spotify’s 2nd most streamed song globally last year and Shazam most searched-for track of 2019."Bad Guy" was the best-selling single of 2019 globally with combined sales and track-equivalent streams of 19.5 million units according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI)!


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Jason Derulo scores his 1st global number one hit with "Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat)" by New Zealand Producer Jawsh 685 who also scores his first No. 1 hit record! Jawsh 685 first released the instrumental version titled "Laxed (Siren Beat) to YouTube in 2019. The original song was a tribute to Jawsh 685's Samoan and Cook Island roots and went viral on Tik Tok in 2020, sparking the "Culture Dance" challenge, in which others would show off their cultural roots while dancing to the song. Following its viral success, "Laxed (Siren Beat)" was officially released to online platforms on 24 April 2020 and Jawsh 685 signed with Columbia Records in May 2020. Following the viral success of "Laxed (Siren Beat)" on TikTok, Jason Derulo posted a video of himself partaking in the "Culture Dance" challenge, which received tens of millions of views. Jawsh 685 was in talks with multiple artists, including Derulo, to remix "Laxed (Siren Beat)". On 11 June 2020, Columbia Records officially released the new Jason Derulo Remix after receiving clearance from Jawsh who is credited as an artist and co-writer, as well as the track's sole producer. "Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)" has so far peaked at number one in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In the United Kingdom, the song became Derulo’s fifth number-one single and topped the official chart for 3 consecutive weeks. In Ireland, the song became Derulo's first number-one single and in Australia it held atop the ARIA Singes chart for 4 consecutive weeks! In the US, the Song has peaked so far at #8 on the Rolling Stone Singles chart and at #12 on the Billboard US Hot 100! The song has so far hit #2 in Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Singapore & Slovakia, #3 in Canada, the Czech Republic & Malaysia, #5 in Hungary, #6 in Italy, #7 in Portugal, #8 in Panama, #10 in El Salvador & Romania and #12 in France! "Savage Love" has already been certified Silver in the UK for sales of 200,000, Gold in both Australia and Italy for sales of 35,000 and Platinum in new Zealand for sales of 30.000! "Savage Love" ends the 5 week reign of 'Rockstar', the collab of the new American rap superstars Dababy and Roddy Ricch which dips 1-2. 

 

Former number One, The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights”, holds at #3 after topping the global chart for 17 non consecutive weeks!

 

Lady Gaga’s "Rain On Me” with Ariana Grande holds t #4 after topping the global chart in its 2nd week on the chart, while Harry Styles' "Watermelon Sugar" reaches a new peak at #5, up one spot from last week!

 

SAINt JHN’s “Roses" remixed by Imanbek dips 5-6 after peaking at #2, while Topic's "Breaking Me” ft. A7S holds at #7. 

 

Dua Lipa's "Break My Heart" lifts 10-8, and Tones and I's "Dance Monkey'" reenters the Top 10 at #9 after previously topping the chart for 16 non consecutive weeks. The Song has been 43 weeks inside the top 10, extending her new all time record for most weeks in the Top 10, a title previously held by Ed Sheeran! 

 


New entry at #10 for DJ Khaled & Drake's amazing new track "Popstar"!


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'Map of the Soul: 7 – The Journey’, the 4th Japanese studio album, and 8th overall by K-Pop Kings BTS, released on July 14, debuts at #1 on the Global Album Chart with equivalent sales of 588.000, and is this week’s best-selling album! The album debuted at #1 on the Worldwide iTunes Album Chart and landed at No. 1 on the Oricon Daily Albums Chart in Japan with 447,869 units sold in its 1st 24 hours, setting a new record for the highest first day sales by both a foreign and Korean artist in Japan, and became the highest selling album out of all albums released in the country for 2020 so far, surpassing sales of 500,000 copies on its 2nd day. The album debuted at #1 on the Oricon weekly chart after selling over 564,00 units, breaking the record for highest first week sales of 2020 and becoming the most sold album in Japan of the year! Additionally, BTS set a new all-time record for the best-selling album in its first week of tracking by a male foreign artist, breaking a 10-year record previously held by DBSK's greatest hits album, Best Selection 2010, which sold 413.000 in week 1! In the US ‘Map of the Soul: 7 – The Journey ‘ debuted at #115 on the Billboard 200 chart issue released on July 21 for the week of July 25 with only two days of tracking and no physical release, giving the band their 12th entry on the chart and extending their record for the most entries amongst all K-pop acts. It also debuted at #2 on the Billboard World Albums chart. In the UK, the album debuted at #56 on the Official Albums Chart with only two days of tracking and no physical sales included, breaking the record for the highest charting Japanese album by a Korean act ever in the UK! The album also debuted at #7 in New Zealand, #9 in Australia, #51 in Switzerland, #58 in Scotland, #90 in Canada, #137 in Belgium (Wallonia) and #164 in Belgium (Flanders)! ‘BTS’s Map of the Soul: 7 – The Journey’ is the band's 1st full length Japanese album in 2 years since 2018's 'Face Yourself'. The album contains Japanese versions of songs from BTS's 'Love Yourself: Answer' (2018), 'Map of the Soul: Persona' (2019) and 'Map of the Soul: 7' (2020) albums, as well as four new, original Japanese tracks: "Intro: Calling", lead single "Stay Gold", "Your Eyes Tell", and "Outro: The Journey". Previously released 2019 single "Lights" was also included.

 

The hugely popular Duo, Chanyeol and Sehun from the legendary Group EXO debuts at #2 with their new album ‘I Billion views’ released via their sub group EXO-SC! The album sold a massive 416.000 units in its 1st week globally, after debuting at #1 on the Worldwide iTunes Album Chart and landing at #1 on the Gaon Album chart in Korea!

 

Last week’s chart topper, the late Juice WRLD's ‘Legends never Die’ slips 1-3 after selling another 229.000 and 823.000 so far while former No. 1, the late Pop Smoke's posthumous album ‘Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon’ slips 2-4 this week after selling another 199.000 units and 716.000 so far!

 

BLACKPINK’s Special Edition of ‘How You Like That’ debuts at #5 globally after selling 162.000 units in its 1st week, while The Chicks' ‘Gaslighter’ debuts at #6 with first week sales of 116.000. 

 

The Original Broadway Cast ‘Hamilton: An American Musical’ slips 4-7 after selling another 93.000 units and 2.318.000 since its release 7 weeks ago while Japanese Rock Band MAN WITH A MISSION's new ‘Man With A Best Mission’ debuts at #8 after selling 77.000 units in its 1st week. 

 
 

New entry at #9 for Korean Girl Group G-Friend's new album ‘Song Of The Sirens’ after selling 67.000 units while Harry Styles' ‘Fine Line’ slips 6-10 this week after selling another 65.000 units and 2.621.000 so far!




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