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The World's best-selling Album by far this week and this year is BTS's new spectacular multi million seller 'Map Of The Soul: 7' which debuts at #1 on the Global Album Chart after becoming the first Asian group to top the album charts in the top five music markets in the world ie. the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, and France! 'Map of the Soul: 7' debuted atop the US Billboard 200 with 422,000 album-equivalent units, including 347,000 pure album sales. It is BTS's fourth US number-one album, making them the fastest band since the Beatles to have four number one albums in less than two years. It is also the highest opening for an album in 2020 thus far, and the highest first-week figures of BTS's albums in the US to date! The album outsold the next six highest-ranking albums on the Billboard 200 combined. The album's lead single, "On" debuted at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 with 86,000 downloads and 18.3 million U.S. streams, marking BTS's biggest sales week for a song. The song is the group's highest charting single on the chart and their first top 5, following "Boy With Luv" featuring Halsey which peaked at number 8 and "Fake Love" which peaked at No. 10, making BTS the first Korean artist to have most Top Ten hits on the Hot 100!

 

In South Korea, the album debuted atop the Gaon Album Chart, giving BTS their thirteenth number one album and selling over 2.13 million copies in its first day and a record-breaking 3.37 million copies in its first week, achieving highest first week sales in Hanteo Chart history and breaking their previous record of 2 million copies of Map of the soul: Persona. The album outsold the next nineteen best-selling albums of 2020 combined, making it the 2nd best-selling album in the history of South Korea.

 

In Japan, the album became the groups fifth number one, selling over 370,000 copies in its release week.

 

In the United Kingdom, the album debuted atop the Official Albums Chart, their second consecutive number one after selling around 36,000 units, with 32,000 pure sales. 

 

The album debuted atop the German albums chart, making BTS the first Asian group to top the chart. 

 

The Album also It debuted at #1 on the Irish Albums Chart, making BTS the 1st Korean artist to score a number one in that country. The album debuted at number one on Australia's ARIA Albums Chart becoming BTS' fifth top ten entry, and their 2nd consecutive number one following Map of the Soul: Persona. In France, the album debuted at number one on the SNEP Albums Chart, after selling 23,502 equivalent units, the group's first number one in that country. 

 

The Album also went to #1 in Canada, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, New Zealand, Poland, Hungary, Estonia, Lithuania and Scotland.


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The Weeknd’s "Blinding LIghts" is #1 on the Global Track Chart for a 2nd consecutive week. It's The Weeknd's third global number one following "Can't Feel My Face" which topped the chart for 3 weeks in August/September 2015 and "Starboy" which held atop the global chart for 4 weeks in December 2016. "Blinding Lights" is the 2nd single off the Weeknd's upcoming studio album 'After Hours' which will be released on March 20. The song dropped on November 29, 2019, and went to #1 on the weekly charts in over 18 Countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK where it became The Weeknd's first number-one single in the country. "Blinding Lights" was certified gold in Denmark, Germany, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand and the UK, Platinum in Belgium, France and Norway and double Platinum in Canada.

 

Tones and I's "Dance Monkey" holds at #2 for a 2nd week after 16 non consecutive weeks at #1 while Dua Lipa's "Don't Start Now" holds at #3!

 

New entry at #4 for Billie Eilish's "No Time To Die" while Roddy Ricch's "The Box" dips 4-5.

 

Justin Bieber’s "Yummy" holds at #6, while Maroon 5’s "Memories" dips 5-7, and Justin Bieber's "Intentions ft. Quavo shoots 14-8! 

 

Future’s ife Is Good’ ft. Drake dips 8-9, while Billie Eilish's "Everything I Wanted" Slips 7-10!


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Justin Biebers 'Changes' tops the Global Album chart with equivalent sales of 365.000 of which 231,000 were sold in the United States and 40,000 in Canada according to Nielsen Music / Billboard. 18,000 were shifted in the UK as per the Official charts and around 10,000 in Germany according to GfK, 8,000 in Japan as per Oricon, 6,000 in France as per SNEP and 4,000 in Australia  according to ARIA. 'Changes' follows Bieber's 2015 release 'Purpose' which debuted with 863,000 sales in the week 48, 2015, and has sold 6,7 million units so far! 

 

The second highest debut of the past week is 'The Slow Rush', the 4th studio album by the Australian psychedelic group Tame Impala which debuts at #2 with sales of 188,000 sales. 

 

New entry at #3 for 'Artist 2.0' by American rapper A Boogie With A Hoodie and 1st week sales of 135,000! 

 

Billie Eilish's former #1, 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We go', holds at #4 after selling another 103.000 units and a total of 5.288.000 so far. It was the best-selling Album of 2019.

 

Roddy Ricch’s 'Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial' holds at #5 after selling another 87.000 and 1.135.000 so far, while Eminem's former chart topper, 'Music To Be Murdered By' slips 3-6 after selling another 85.000 and 907k so far!

 

Post Malone's former #1, Hollywood's Bleeding', dips 6-7 after selling another 75.000 and 3.462.000 so far.

 

New entry at #8 for MONSTA X's 'All About Love' which debuts with sales of 64.000, while MAMAMOO’s Moonbyul debuts at #9 with her brand new 'Dark Side Of The Moon' after selling 62.000 equivalent units in her 1st week, and Lewis Capaldi's 'Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent' slips 7-10 this week after selling another 59.000 units and a grand total of 2.059 million so far!


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Sexy Zone’s new album "POP x STEP!?" has debuted at #1 on the Global Album Chart after selling a whopping great 131.000 CDs in Japan, according to Oricon. It's Sexy Zone's 7th no.1 album, and first to reach #1 on the Global chart! The album which debuted at #1 on the Oricon Album Chart in Japan, features a total of 16 songs including the smash hit single "Kirin no Ko / Honey Honey", which topped the Oricon Singles chart back in November!


New entry at #2 for 'Father Of All Motherfuckers', the 13th studio album by the legendary punk-rock band Green Day. The set debuts at No. 2 with equivalent sales of 123,000 after topping the weekly album charts in Australia, Scotland, Switzerland and the UK. The Album debuted at #4 in America on the Billboard 200.


Eminem's 'Music To Be Murdered By' dips 2-3 after selling another with 106,000 sales this past week. The Album debuted at #1 on the Global chart and is the best-selling album so far in 2020, having sold a total of 822,000 equivalent units.


Bilie Eilish's former #1, 'When We All Go To Sleep, Where Do We Go', dips 3-4 after selling another 106.000 units and 5.185 million so far while Roddy Ricch's chart topping 'Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial' dips 4-5 after selling another 98.000 and 1.048 million since its release.


Post Malone's former chart topper, 'Hollywood's Bleeding’, dips 5-6 after selling another 77.000 units and 3.387 million copies so far while Lewis Capaldi's 'Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ rebounds to #7 with sales of 58.000 and 2 million so far!


Harry Styles' former #1, 'Fine Line’, lifts 2 spots from 10-8 after selling another 58.000 and 1.322 million so far, while Korean Idol Group, G-friend, debuts at #9 with their new album 'Labrynth' and first week sales of 57.000!


Closing this week's Global Top 10 is Halsey's 'Manic' after selling another 56.000 units and 510.000 since its release.

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The Weeknd's "Blinding LIghts" has finally hit #1 on the Global Track Chart in its eleventh week, replacing Tones and I's massive hit "Dance Monkey" after 16 non consecutive weeks at #1! It's The Weeknd's third global number one following "Can't Feel My Face" which topped the chart for 3 weeks in August/September 2015 and "Starboy" which held atop the global chart for 4 weeks in December 2016. "Blinding Lights" is the 2nd single off the Weeknd's upcoming studio album 'After Hours' which will be released on March 20. "Blinding Lights' dropped on November 29, 2019, two days after the release of "Heartless" and was copenned by the Weeknd and producers Max Martin and Oscar Holter. The song went to #1 on the weekly charts in over 15 Countries including Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK where it became The Weeknd's first number-one single. "Blinding Lights" was certified gold in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand and the UK and Platinum in France and Norway!
 
 
Tones And I’s "Dance Monkey" slips 1-2 while Dua Lipa's "Don't Start Now" rebounds 4-3 and Roddy Ricchs "The Box" dips 3-4.
 
 
Maroon 5's "Memories" holds at #5, Justin Bieber's "Yummy" holds at #6 and Billie Eilish's "Everything I Wanted" lifts 8-7. 
 
 
Future's "Life Is Good' ft. #Drake  rises 11-8, while Post Malone's "Circles" holds at #9 and Lewis Capaldi's "Someone You Loved" holds at 10!



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