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Taylor Swift was the best-selling recording-artist of 2019 according to the International Federation Of The Phonographoc Industry, IFPI, the organization that represents the recorded music industry worldwide. Swift earns the honor for the second time, her first being in 2014. Taylor released her 7th studio album ‘Lover’ on August 23, 2019 via Republic Records. ‘Lover’ debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 867,000 equivalent album units sold in its first week in the United States. All 18 tracks from ‘Lover’ charted simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100, breaking numerous records including the most simultaneous Hot 100 entries among women, the most simultaneous Hot 100 debuts among women, the album by a female artist with most simultaneous Hot 100 entries and the album by a female artist with the most simultaneous Hot 100 debuts! By the end of 2019 ‘Lover' had sold 1.085 million copies in the US alone including 386,000 digital copies and 699,000 physical copies, making it the top-selling Album of 2019 in the US in both physical sales and overall sales!

 

‘Lover’ was also the top-selling studio album globally in 2019, selling over 3.2 million pure copies worldwide and setting the Guinness World Record for the biggest-selling album of the year by a solo artist, after peaking at #1 in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Estonia, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and the UK. In Canada ‘Lover’ debuted at number-one on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart, selling 47,000 units in its first week,[ becoming Swift's sixth consecutive chart-topper in the country. By the end of 2019, the album had moved over 181,000 units, including 61,000 pure copies, in Canada. In Europe, ‘Lover’ gave Swift her highest debuts on many charts thus far in her career. In the UK, it debuted at number one on the Official chart with 53,000 units, including 35,000 traditional sales. It made Swift the first female artist to have four chart-topping albums in the 2010s decade. It also was the year's fastest-selling female digital album in the UK. The album was certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry for sales of over 100,000 copies. In Ireland, the album debuted at No. 1 on the Official Irish Irma chart, with Swift becoming the only female artist with 4 chart-topping albums in the country in the 2010s decade. In Australia, ‘Lover’ debuted at number one on the ARIA Albums Chart with the biggest first-week sales of 2019 in the country with all 18 tracks from the album charting in the top 75 of the ARIA Top 100 Singles Chart. The album was certified 2× Platinum in the country for sales of over 140,000 copies. 

In China, ‘Lover’ topped the best-selling digital albums lists of all major Chinese music platforms! It became the first international album in Chinese history to surpass 1 million units within a week of its release, setting the record for the biggest sales week for an international artist in the country! By the end of 2019, it became the best-selling and most consumed album of the year in China, certified 3× Diamond by QQ Music. In Japan, ‘Lover’ debuted at No. 3 on the Oricon Albums chart with only three days of tracking, moving over 27,500 units. In February 2020, Universal Music Publishing Group reported that ‘Lover' had surpassed 5 million units in global consumption.

 

 

 


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DaBaby's "Rockstar" ft. Roddy Ricch tops the Global Track chart for a 5th week! Released on April 24, 2020, "Rockstar" spent 54 days atop the Global Spotify chart, going to #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in its 7th week, on June 13, becoming DaBaby's 1st chart-topper and Roddy Ricch's 2nd. The song has spent 6 non consecutive weeks at No. 1 in the US, becoming the first single to spend multiple weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 after a run in which five songs each spent a first and only week at the summit! "Rockstar" also spent 6 weeks at number one in both Australia and the UK and 8 weeks atop the Irish chart. It has also topped the weekly charts in Austria, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal & Switzerland, and has peaked in the top ten in Belgium Flanders (#2), Czech Republic (#3), Finland (#4), France (#6), Germany (#3), Hungary (#4), Italy (#8), Norway (#2), Scotland (#4), Singapore (#8), Slovakia (2) and Sweden (#3). The song is the 2nd single from DaBaby's 3rd studio album 'Blame It on Baby' (2020), and was penned by DaBaby, Ricch and its producer Seth In The Kitchen. On June 12, 2020, DaBaby released a Black Lives Matter Remix of the song ft. Ricch's original verse, regarding the George Floyd protests that started in May 2020, and his own experience with police abuse.
 
 
"Savage Love" (Laxed - Siren Beat) by New Zealand music producer Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo lifts 3-2 this week while the Weeknd's former 17-week chart topping single, "Blinding Lights", holds at #2 for a 4th week and is the best-seling Single this year so far!
 
 
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande's "Rain On Me" holds at #4 for a 2nd week! "Rain On me" is the biggest debut of the year on the Global Track Chart! Released on May 22, it's Gaga's 7th global No.1 hit and Grande's 5th!
 
 
The Imanbek Remix of SAINt JHN's "Roses" holds at #5 this week, Harry Styles' smash hit "Watermelon Sugar" holds at its peak at #6, Topic's "Breaking Me" feat. A7S holds at #7 and BLACKPINKs "How You Like That" holds at #8 after debuting at #6 two weeks ago! It's the Group's 1st global Top 10 hit. The Song had the biggest debut of All Songs of All Time on YouTube with 1.66 concurrent views and scored the most views in the history of YouTube in its 1st 24 hours, racking up over 86.3 million views!! The music video also became the fastest in YouTube history to hit 100 million views in just 32 hours, and the fastest to reach 200 Million views in just 7 days and 46 minutes on July 3. Its also the fastest group video to reach 300 million views on the platform!
 
 
Kenshi Yonezu's "Kanden" debuts at #9 this week on the Global Track Chart while Dua Lipa's "Break My Heart" dips 9-10.

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Juice WRLD's Posthumous Album 'Legends Never Die' has debuted atop the Global Album Chart with 594.000 equivalent sales units! 'Legends Never Die' is the 3rd studio album by the late American rapper Juice WRLD who passed away on December 8, 2019. The album was released on July 10, 2020, through Grade A Productions and Interscope Records and features guest appearances from Trippie Redd, Marshmello, Polo G, The Kid Laroi, and Halsey. 'Legends Never Die' debuted atop the US Billboard 200 with 497,000 album-equivalent units in its first week including 209,000 pure album sales, becoming the rapper's 2nd number one album. The album also accumulated a total of 422.63 million on-demand streams of the set's tracks in the week ending July 25 with 17 of the album's songs charting on the Billboard Hot 100, and 5 in the top 10 including "Come & Go", "Wishing Well", "Conversations", "Life's a Mess", and "Hate the Other Side", which reached positions 2, 5, 7, 9, and 10 respectively. Juice Wrld is the 3rd artist to ever achieve this, behind the Beatles and Drake. The album is the most successful posthumous release in 20 years! 'Legends Never Die' debuted at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart with 22,000 album-equivalent units. It also reached No. 1 in Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand and Norway.

Last week's chart topper, Pop smoke's posthumous Album 'Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon' dips 1-2 after selling another 168.000units and 517.000 so far!

Red Velvet's Irene & Seulgi debut at #3 with their new album 'Monster' selling 124.000 units in its 1st week after debuting atop the Worldwide iTunes Album Chart, and holding at #1 for 3 whole days!

The Original Broadway cast album to the 2015 musical 'Hamilton' dips 3-4 after selling another 119,000 units following Disney's streaming premiere of the filmed version of the Broadway stage show, with most of the Broadway cast. The album has sold 2.225.000 copies so far.

SF9's '9Loryus' debuts at #5 with equivalent sales of 78.000 while Harry Styles 'Fine Line' rebounds 8-6 after selling another 64.000 units and 2.556.000 so far!

Lil Baby's 'My Turn' holds at 7 after selling another 62.000 units and 1.591 million so far while The Weeknd's former chart topper, 'After Hours' lifts 9-8 after selling another 57.000 units and 2.091 million since its release.

Lady Gaga's 'Chromatica' lifts 10-9 after selling another 55.000 and a total of 1.044.000 so far and former chart topper, 'Hollywood's Bleeding' by Post Malone, reenters the Top 10 at #10 after selling 53.000 units and a total of 4.754.000 so far!

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DaBaby's "Rockstar" ft. Roddy Ricch tops the Global Track Chart for a 4th week! Released on April 24, 2020, "Rockstar" has spent 48 days atop the Global Spotify chart, going to #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in its 7th week, on June 13, becoming DaBaby's 1st chart-topper and Roddy Ricch's 2nd. The song has spent 5 non consecutive weeks at No. 1 in the US, becoming the first single to spend multiple weeks on top after a run in which five songs each spent a first and only week at #1 on the US chart! "Rockstar" has also spent six weeks at No. 1 in both Australia and the UK, and eight weeks atop the Irish chart. It has also topped the weekly charts in Austria, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal & Switzerland, and has peaked in the top ten in Belgium Flanders (#2), Czech Republic (#3), Finland (#4), France (#6), Germany (#3), Hungary (#4), Italy (#8), Norway (#2), Scotland (#4), Singapore (#8), Slovakia (2) and Sweden (#3). The song is the 2nd single from DaBaby's 3rd studio album 'Blame It on Baby' (2020), and was penned by DaBaby, Ricch and its producer Seth In The Kitchen. On June 12, 2020, DaBaby released a Black Lives Matter Remix of the song, featuring Ricch's original verse, regarding the George Floyd protests that started in May 2020, and his own experience with police abuse.

The Weeknd's former 17-week topper, "Blinding Lights", holds at #2 for a 4th week, and is the best-seling Single this year so far, while "Savage Love" (Laxed - Siren Beat)" by New Zealand music producer Jawsh685 and American singer and dancer Jason Derulo lifts 5-3 this week! it's the biggest gainer in the top 10!

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande's "Rain On Me" dips 3-4! "Rain On me" is the biggest debut of the year on the Global Track Chart, and ended the Weeknd 's 15th straight week at #1 with "Blinding Lights". "Rain On Me", released on May 22, is Gaga's 7th global No.1 hit and Grande's 5th.

The Imanbek Remix of SAINt JHN's "Roses" dips 4-5 this week, while Harry Styles' smash hit "Watermelon Sugar" lifts 7-5, a new peak for the sexy song which entered the Global Top 10 for the very first time 2 weeks ago!

Topic's "Breaking Me" feat. A7S rebounds 8-7 in its 13th week on the global chart while BLACKPINK's "How You Like That" dips to #8 after debuting at #6, the highest debut last week! It's the Group's 1st global Top 10 hit. Upon its release, the Song had the biggest debut of All Songs of All Time on YouTube with 1.66 concurrent views and scored the most views in the history of YouTube in its 1st 24 hours, racking up over 86.3 million views!! The music video also became the fastest in YouTube history to hit 100 million views, in just 32 hours, and the fastest to reach 200 Million views in just 7 days and 46 minutes on July 3. Its also the fastest group video to reach 300 million views on the platform!

Dua Lipa's "Break My Heart" lifts 11-9 this week while Tones and I's "Dance Monkey" holds at #10 for a second week after 42 weeks in the Top 10. Last week the song broke Ed Sheeran's All Time Record of 40 weeks in the Global Top 10 with "Shape Of you"! 'Dance Monkey' holds at #2 on the year 2020 annual chart after the Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" which holds at #1. "Don't Start Now" by Dua Lipa is #3 so far on the 2020 year end chart, "The Box" by Roddy Ricch is #4 and "Memories" by Maroon 5 is #5!

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Pop Smoke’s posthumous Album 'Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon' debuts atop the Global Album Chart with 349.000 equivalent sales units! 251,000 of the 349.000 was sold in the United States, 22,000 in Canada and 20,000 in the UK. Pop Smoke was just 20 when he was fatally shot during a home invasion in Los Angeles on February 19 this year. 

 

Korean Superstar Baekhyun from the Iconic Group EXO reenters the Top 10 at #2 with his Million Seller EP 'Delight' after selling another 149,000 units this week. The Album debuted at no.1 five weeks ago with sales of 712,000. 

 

The Original Broadway cast album to the 2015 musical 'Hamilton' reenters the global Top 10 at no.3 with 119,000 sales due to Disney's streaming premiere of the filmed version of the Broadway stage show, with most of the Broadway cast.

 

New entry at #4 for Korean Act Woodz' 'Equal' after selling 103.000 units in its 1st week, while AB6IX lands at #5 with its brand new album 'Vivid' and sales of 97.000.

 

New entry at #6 for NIZiU's 'Make You Happy' after selling 96.000 units in its 1st week, while Lil Baby’s 'My Turn' drops 2-7 after selling another 66.000 units and 1.529 million so far!

 

Harry Styles’ Fine Line' slips 6-8 after selling another 66.000 units and 2.492.000 million so far, while The Weeknd's 'After Hours' slips 7-9 after selling another 59.000 units and 2.034 million since its release and Lady Gaga's 'Chromatica' drops 3-10 selling another 59.000 and a total of 989.000 so far!




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