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堂本剛(KinKi Kids) new LP 'Ballad Selection' sold 123,000 copies in its first week, according to Oricon, and is the World's No.1 Album! Kinki Kids consists of Duo Koichi Domoto and Tsuyoshi Domoto! The LP is one of four Asian albums on this week's Top 10!

The Weeknd's Starboy is No.2 this week after selling another 112.000 copies and a total of 992.000 so far!

'Encore' by the Japanese band back number(バックナンバー) led last week's chart with 299,000 sales, and now it ranks at no.3 after selling 89,000 units.

Bruno Mars is No.4 with his LP 24K Magic. The Album sold another 81.000 this past week and a total of 1.342.000 so far!

At No.5 is the Soundtrack Moana (Viana) from Walt Disney after selling another 67.000units with a total so far of 293.000!

SMAP, another Japanese band, was No.1 a fortnight ago with the compilation '25 Years' after selling 668,000 units. This week it is at no.6 with sales of 64,000 sales, and a total of 1,01 million after only three weeks on the chart.

Finally the South Korean boy group BIGBANG returns with  'Made' at no.8 after selling 58,000 sales.

The soundtrack to the fantastic and award-winning Hollywood musical  'La La Land' reaches the Global Top 10 for the first time this week. It climbs to no.9 with sales of 57,000, and a total of 84,000 so far.

The American Celtic punk act Dropkick Murphys. '11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory' closes the Top 10 after selling 52,000 units.


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"24K Magic" is the lead single from Bruno Mars' studio album of the same name, and was released on October 7, 2016 for digital download and streaming by Atlantic Records. "24K Magic" was written by Bruno Mars, Christopher "Brody" Brown and Philip Lawrence. The Song debuted at No.5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 with 101,000 downloads and 12.8 million streams,as well as at number one on France's SNEP chart for the week ending October 15, 2016. It also charted in the top ten of various countries, including Argentina, Australia, Canada, Scotland, Spain and the United Kingdom. As of January 8, 2017, it has sold 830,000 copies domestically and has been the best-selling Single globally for the past 2 weeks!

'Starboy' by The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk, the former No. 1 for 4 consecutive weeks, remains at No.2 after 4 weeks atop the global chart!

'Closer' by The Chainsmokers feat Halsey is No. 3.


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WORLD'S TOP 10 ALBUMS (WEEK 2 OF 2017)
1. Encore - Back Number - 299.000 (1st week sales)
2. Smap 25 Years - Smap株式會社 - 275.000 - 943.000 (total)
3. Starboy - The Weeknd - 126.000 - 880.000
4. Blue & Lonesome - The Rolling Stones - 107.000 - 1.412.000
5. 24K Magic - Bruno Mars
6. Hardwired...To Self-Destruct - Metallica - 77.000 - 1.567.000
7. Moana - Soundtrack Walt Disney - 77.000 - 216.000
8. 25 - Adele - 66.000 - 19.704.000
9. Views - Drake - 61.000 - 2.711.000
10. Blurryface - twenty one pilots - 55.000 / 2.400.000


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Japan's SMAP tops the Global Album chart with their latest compilation
'SMAP 25 Years' and sales of 668,000 copies in its first week, according
to Oricon. The 2nd big new-entry is the Korean boy group Exo who debut
at No. 2 with their new album 'For Life: Winter Special Album 2016'
after selling 333,000 copies. 316,000 of it in their native country
alone, according to Hanteo!


WORLD'S TOP 10 BEST-SELLING ALBUMS OF THE WEEK
1. SMAP 25 Years - Smap株式會社 - 668.000 - 1st week sales
2. For Life: Winter Special Album 2016 - EXO - 333.000 1st week
3. Blue & Lonesome - The Rolling Stones - 193.000 - 1.305.000
4. 24k Magic - Bruno Mars - 144.000 - 1.157.000
5. Hardwired...To Self-Destruct - Metallica - 130.000 - 1.490.000
6. A Pentatonix Christmas - Pentatonix - 120.000 / 1.162.000
7. Starboy - The Weeknd ft Daft Punk - 90.000 / 754.000
8. 25 - Adele - 82.000 - 19.638.000
9. Christmas - Michael Bublé - 81.000 - 11.012.000
10. Made / The Full Album - BIGBANG - 77.000 - 80.000


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After 12 weeks, Bruno Mars finally makes it to No. 1 on the Global Track
chart! 24k Magic' overtakes 'Starboy' by the Weeknd feat. Daft Punk. The
tune held the top position for 4 weeks and is now at no.2.

The highest debut of the week is the rap track 'Bad And Boujee' by Migos
feat. Lil Uzi Vert at no.15. Similar to 'Black Beatles' by Rae Sremmurd
feat. Gucci Mane, it went viral overnight. 'Bad And Boujee' has inspired
numerous memes and tweets playing off the song's 'raindrop, drop top'
lyrics.

George Michael's christmas classic 'Last Christmas' rises to no.19, the
highest position since its first release in 1984, when it went to no.2
on the global track chart.




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