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Taylor Swift rebounds to #1 on the Global Album Chart for a 3rd non-consecutive week with her latest Album ‘Folklore' after selling another 144,000 equivalent sales and a total of 1,924,000 certified units so far plus over 750k units in China after six weeks on the chart. 'Folklore' was released as a surprise album by Republic Records on July 24, 2020, just 11 months after 'Lover' (2019). The album was written and recorded in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Upon its release, the critically acclaimed album broke numerous records on streaming services, including the Guinness World Record for the biggest opening day for an album by a female artist on Spotify with over 80.6 million streams within its first day of release. It also claimed eight of the top 10 spots of the Global Spotify chart, with "Cardigan" at the top with 7.742 million streams, at the time marking the biggest single-day play count for any song released in 2020. The album also broke the Apple Music record for the most-streamed pop album within 24 hours, with 35.47 million streams, and the Amazon Music indie/alternative streaming record both in the US and worldwide. 'Folklore' debuted at #1 in the US, on the Billboard 200 with 846,000 album-equivalent units, 615,000 of which were pure sales and 289.85 million on-demand streams, marking the largest weekly sales and streaming figures of 2020! Swift became the first female artist to have 7 albums debut atop the Billboard 200. She is also the first act in Nielsen SoundScan history to have 7 albums each sell at least 500,000 copies in a week. The album held at #1 on the top of Billboard 200 for 3 consecutive weeks making Swift the first woman since Barbra Streisand to have six albums spend multiple weeks at No. 1! In just 3 weeks, 'Folklore' sold over 1 million units in the US, becoming the fastest album of 2020 to hit the mark. Swift became the first solo and first female artist after The Beatles to have 5 albums each top the Billboard 200 for at least six weeks! She also tied Whitney Houston for the most cumulative weeks atop the chart by a woman (46 weeks). All 16 tracks of 'Folklore' debuted simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The lead single "Cardigan" debuted atop the chart, becoming Swift's sixth Hot 100 number-one single and making her the first artist to debut at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 in the same week. She also became the first act to debut two songs in the Top 4 and three songs in the Top 6 simultaneously, as "The 1" entered at #4 and "Exile" at #6. Swift has now scored a total of 28 Top-10 hits, and 113 Hot 100 entries surpassing Nicki Minaj as the woman with the most Hot 100 entries of all time. 'Folklore’ also hit No. 1 in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and the UK where it scored the biggest digital sales week in Gt. Britain of 2020! On the UK Singles Chart, "Cardigan", "Exile", and "The 1" opened at #6, #8 and #10 respectively, taking Swift's UK top-ten hits total to 16 and making her the first woman in UK history to debut 3 Top 10 songs simultaneously! 'Folklore peaked at #2 in Austria, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland and Spain, #3 in Sweden, #5 in Germany, #8 in iceland, Italy & Poland, #10 in Japan and #12 in France! 

 

Legendary heavy metal band Metalica's album 'S&M2' debuts at No. 2 with slightly less than Taylor, selling 144.000 equivalent units in its first week! It's the follow-up to the live collaborative album 'S&M', released in 1999. Like 'S&M', the new album was recorded during a live performance in San Francisco at the Chase Center in 2019. The performance was also filmed, and released theatrically on October 9, 2019. 

 

Former #1, Pop Smoke's posthumous set 'Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon' lifts 4-3, selling another 122,000 sales units and a total of 1,553,000 so far after 9 weeks in the chart. 

 

Japanese genius Musician Kenshi Yonezu’s 'Stray Sheep' dips 1-4 after 3 weeks atop the Global Album chart, selling another 102.000 units and 1.598 Million so far!

 

Former #1, Juice WRLD's posthumous album 'Legends Never Die’, lifts 6-5 after selling another 100.000 units and 1.616 Million so far!

 

New entry at #6 for Katy Perry’s 'Smile' album after topping the Worldwide Apple Music Chart for 8 days and the Worldwide iTunes Album Chart for 5! The album has so far peaked at #2 in Australia, #3 in Scotland, #4 in New Zealand, #5 in Belgium, Canada, Spain, the UK and the US, #8 in Austria & Switzerland, #9 in Ireland and #10 in Italy! It also hit #13 in the Netherlands, #14 in Germany, #17 in France & #18 in Finland!

 

New entry at #7 for Korea  Band Cravity’s 'Hideout: The New Day We Step Into ~ Season 2' after selling 85.000 units in its 1st week!

 

Harry Styles' 'Fine Line' dips 7-8 after selling another 63.000 equivalent units and 3.026 Million so far, while 'Original Broadway Cast Hamilton: An American Musical' dips 8-9 after selling another 98.000 and 2.740.000 since its release on December 13, 2019.

 

Post Malone's former chart topper 'Hollywood's Bleeding' holds at #10 after selling another 47.000 units and a total of 5.104.000 so far.


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Pop Kings BTS are #1 for a 2nd week atop the Global Track Chart with their smash hit "Dynamite"! 'Dynamite' is BTS' first English-speaking Song and rocketed to #1 last week scoring the biggest first week of 2020! The 2nd biggest debut this year is "Blinding Lights by The Weeknd who congratulated the band for their first US Hot 100 No. 1 saying it was huge for Asia! "Dynamite" is BTS's 7th Global Top 10 hit and the only Korean song in the chart's history to hit #1 since PSY’s "Gangnam Style" 8 years ago. "Dynamite" is the first Korean Song ever to go to #1 on the US hot 100 chart in America with 300,000 equivalent units, the biggest 1st week sales in 2020! The song also topped the Billboard Digital Song Sales chart, selling 265,000 downloads, the biggest pure sales week since Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" in 2017. "Dynamite" is just the 20th song to debut at #1 on the US Hot 100 and spend its first two weeks atop the chart since Billboard began its charts in 1958. The song sold another 182,000 units in its 2nd week at #1 in America! "Dynamite" has peaked at #1 in several other countries including South Korea, scoring an All kill for a 2nd week at #1 on the Gaon Digital, Download, Streaming and BGM charts! Its BTS' 7th number one in the country and the second in 2020 after "On". The Song has so far peaked at #1 in Colombia, Hungary, Lithuania, Malaysia, Peru and Singapore. It has reached #2 in Australia, Canada, Estonia, Israel and #3 in Japan on the Billboard Japan Hot 100! In the UK, "Dynamite" also debuted at #3 on the official chart and was certified gold shortly after, becoming the band's most successful single to date! “Dynamite” smashed iTunes records, debuting atop the Worldwide iTunes Song Chart after peaking at #1 in 104+ countries in its 1st day including the US, becoming the fastest song in history to hit 100 x #1s! It also scored the biggest debut of the year on Spotify, topping the Global Spotify Chart with 7,778,950 streams and the US chart with 1,824,254 plays! “Dynamite” also scored the biggest debut of All time on YouTube with over 3 million concurrent viewers, and was the most viewed video on the platform in its first 24 hours! YouTube officially confirmed that the video was viewed by 101.1 Million in its 1st day! Its the fastest video to reach 100 & 200 Million views and the fastest Group video to reach 300M! "Dynamite" has broken 3 Guinness World Records Including “Most Viewed YouTube Video In 24 Hours", "Most viewed YouTube Music Video in 24 hours” and "Most Viewed YouTube Music Video in 24 hours by a K-pop group”!

 

'WAP' by the American female rappers Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion holds at #2 for a 3rd week after debuting at No. 1 three weeks ago, while 'Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat)' by New Zealand producer Jawsh 685 and Json Derulo holds at #3 after previously topping the Global Track Chart for 4 non consecutive weeks!

 

Harry Styles "Watermelon Sugar" holds at #4 while former chart topper, the Weeknd’s "Blinding Lights" holds at 5 after 17 weeks atop the global chart.

 

American Rapper 24kGoldns "Mood" feat. Iann Dior from Puerto Rico shoots 15-6 with the largest points increase this week while former chart topper Dababy's "Rockstar" ft. Roddy Ricch holds at #7. 

 

Hawái", the new single by Colombian singer/ songwriter and actor MALUMA which has reached record breaking streaming levels in Latin America lifts 9-8 this week on the Global Chart while Drake's "Laugh Now, Cry Later” ft. Lil Durk slips 6-9!

 

BLACKPINK scores the Hot shot debut of the week as their brand new "Ice Cream" with Selena Gomez rockets to #10! Released on August 28, "Ice Cream" debuted at #1 on US ITunes and the Worldwide iTunes Song chart and in the Top 5 of the US and Global Spotify charts! The song has so far peaked at #13 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming BLACKPINK's first single to hit the Top 20, surpassing "How You Like That" and "Sour Candy", both of which peaked at number 33! BLACKPINK are now the first all-female act since Fifth Harmony to have 3 consecutive top 40 hits! The song also debuted at #2 on Billboard's Digital Songs chart after BTS's "Dynamite" and at #8 on Billboard's Streaming Songs chart, having sold over 23,000 digital copies and reached over 18.3 million streams in its first week! The song reached 5.1 million radio airplay audience impressions during its first week of tracking! The song also debuted in the Top 40 in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Lithuania, New Zealand, Singapore and the UK with BLACKPINK becoming the Korean act with the most top 40 singles in UK chart history ie. 41!


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The amazing Japanese musician, singer-songwriter, record producer and illustrator, Kenshi Yonezu, tops the global album chart for a 3rd week with his incredible album 'Stray Sheep' selling another 168.000 equivalent units and 1.500.000 so far! Yonezu is the 4th Act to debut on the Global Album Chart with over a Million official Units this year following BTS's 'Map Of The Soul 7, SEVENTEEN’s 'Heng:Garae and Taylor Swift's 'Folklore'. 'Stray Sheep' sold nearly all its units in Japan where it is also #1 for a 3rd week on the Oricon Album Chart!

 

New entry at #2 this week on the Global Album Chart for ITZY's 'Not Shy' which sold 155.000 units it its first week while Taylor Swift's former #1 album Folklore' dips 2-3 after selling another 152,000 this past week and 1,780,000 million official sales so far, not counting the album's unofficial tally in China which is in excess of 750.000!

 

Former chart topper, 'Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon', the posthumous album by rapper Pop Smoke, dips 3-4 after selling another 132,000 units, and a total of 1,43 million so far, while The Killers debut at #5 with 'Imploding The Mirage' and 117.000 equivalent sales.

 

Juice WRLDs  #1 Album 'Legends Never Die' dips 5-6 after selling another 110.000 equivalent units and 1.516.000 so far, while Harry Styles’ Fine Line' dips 6-7 selling another 66.000 this past week and 2.963.000 so far!

 

The Original Broadway Cast of 'Hamilton: An American Musical' dips 7-8 after selling another 62.000 and 2.682.000 since its release 12 weeks ago.

 

New entry at #9 for NAS' 'King's 'Disease' while Post Malone former chart topping Album 'Hollywood's Bleeding' reenters the Global Top 10 at #10 after selling another 49.000 equivalent units this week globally and 5.057.000 so far!


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"Dynamite" is the 7th Global Top 10 smash for BTS and the 2nd Global no.1 hit from South Korea, following PSY's "Gangnam Style" in 2012! “Dynamite has already broken a hoard of world records including the first Korean Song ever to go to #1 on the US hot 100 chart in America with 300,000 equivalent units, the biggest 1st week sales in the US in 2020! "Dynamite" debuted atop the Worldwide iTunes Song Chart after peaking at #1 in 104+ countries in its 1st day including the US! Its the fastest song in history to hit 100 x #1s on iTunes! It also scored the biggest debut of the year on Spotify, topping the Global Spotify Chart with 7,778,950 streams and the US chart with 1,824,254 plays! Its also the biggest Group debut of All Time on the platform! The song scored the biggest debut of All time on YouTube with over 3 million concurrent viewers, and was the most viewed video in its first 24 hours! YouTube officially confirmed that the video was viewed by 101.1 Million in its 1st day! Its the fastest video to reach 100 million views! The "Dynamite" official MV is the fastest video in the world to hit 100 and 200 Million views and the fastest Group video to reach 300 Million! "Dynamite" has broken 3 Guinness World Records Including “Most Viewed YouTube Video In 24 Hours", "Most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours” and "Most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group”! 
 
 
'WAP' by the American female rappers Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion holds at #2 for a 2nd week after topping the chart 2 weeks ago while last week's chart topper, 'Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat)' by New Zealand producer Jawsh 685 and Jason DeRulo, dips 1-3.
 
 
Harry Styles' "Watermelon Sugar" lifts 5-4 while former chart topper, the Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" dips 4-5 after holding at #1 for an incredible 17 weeks atop the global chart, the longest run by far this year at No. 1!
 
 
Drake's "Laugh Now, Cry Later" ft Lil Durk slips 3-6, former chart topper Dababy's "Rockstar" ft. Roddy Ricch dips 6-7 and Saint JHN's "Roses" (Imanbek Remix) dips 7-8.  
 
 
New entry at #9 for "Hawái", the new smash hit single by Colombian singer/songwriter and actor Maluma which has reached record breaking streaming levels in Latin America while Topic's "Breaking Me" ft. A7S slips 8-10!

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Japanese musician, singer-songwriter, record producer and illustrator, Kenshi Yonezu tops the global album chart for a 2nd week with his new album 'Stray Sheep' selling another 313.000 equivalent units and 1.328.000 so far! Yonezu is the 4th Act to have debuted with over a Million official Units this year following BTS's 'Map Of The Soul 7', Seventeen's 'Heng:Garae' and Taylor Swift's 'Folklore' which rebounds to #2 after selling another 159.000 and 1.63 million official sales so far, not counting the album’s unofficial tally in China which is in excess of 750.000!


Former chart topper, 'Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon', the posthumous album by rapper Pop Smoke, sells another 135,000 sales, and a total of 1.3 million so far, while new Korean Group Treasure's 'The First Step: Chapter One' debuts at #4 with sales of 131.000!


Juice Wrld's former #1 Album 'Legends Never Die' holds at #4 after selling another 122.000 equivalent units and 1.406.000 so far, while Harry Styles' 'Fine Line' reenters the Top 10 at 6 with sales of 69.000 and 2.897.000 so far!


The Original Broadway Cast of 'Hamilton: An American Musical' lifts 10-7 after selling another 68.000 and 2.620.000 since its release 11 weeks ago while Han Seung Woo's brand new album 'Fame' debuts at #8 after selling 65.000 in its first week.


New entry at #9 for Young Dolph's 'Rich Slave' after selling 65.000 in its first week and closing the Top 10 this week is the Weeknd's 'After Hours' after selling another 51.000 and 2.356.000 so far!



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