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Taylor Swift's 'Folklore' debuts at No. 1 on the Global Album Chart with massive equivalent album sales of 1.013.000, 846,000 of which in the US, 47,000 in Canada, and 37,000 in the UK. 'Folklore' also sold over 700,000 equivalent album units (EAUs) in China although there is no official chart tracking yet! 'Folkore' is the hitmaker's 7th No. 1 Album and 2020's top-selling Album in the US, having sold 846,000 EAUs in its 1st week, the biggest debut on the Billboard 200 since Taylor's last album, 'Lover' in 2019! 615.000 of 'Folklore's 846.000 equivalent units were pure sales. The album surpasses the previous 2020 top-seller in the US, BTS’ Map of the Soul: 7, which has sold 574,000 EAUs since its release on Feb. 21! 'Folklore' also had the largest streaming week for a Female Artist in 2020 with 218,000 SEA units (289.85 million on-demand streams). It's the 2nd biggest streaming week of all time for a Female album after Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next' which scored over 307 million streams in February, 2019. Swift tied witt Janet Jackson for the 3rd-most #1 albums in America and became the 1st female artist to have 7 albums debut at No. 1! She was also the first act in Nielsen SoundScan history to have 7 albums sell at least 500,000 copies each in a single week! The lead single "Cardigan" debuted at #1, becoming Swift's 6th Hot 100 #1 single and making Swift the 1st artist in history to debut at #1 on both the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 in the same week! 'Folklore' was Swift's 2nd consecutive album to chart all 16 of its tracks on the Hot 100 simultaneously, following 'Lover'', with Swift surpassing Nicki Minaj as the Female with the most Hot 100 entries of all time ie. 113! Swift also became the first woman to debut 2 songs in the Top 5 and the first act to debut 3 songs in the Top 10 simultaneously, with "The 1" at #4 and "Exile" at #6! 'Folklore' also debuted atop the weekly Album charts in Australia, Belgium (Flanders), Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and the UK! In Canada, 'Folklore' is Swift's 7th consecutive #1 album. All 16 tracks debuted simultaneously on the Canadian Hot 100 chart, with "Cardigan", "Exile" & "The 1" landing in the Top 10! In the UK, 'Folklore' is #1 for a 2nd week. It debuted atop the Official UK Albums Chart with 37,000 copies, surpassing Eminem's 'Music To Be Murdered By' for the biggest digital sales week of 2020 in the country! It's Swift's 5th consecutive UK #1 album, and Tay now joins Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Barbra Streisand and Céline Dion who also have at least 5 x UK #1 LPs! On the UK Official Singles Chart, "Cardigan", "Exile", and "The 1" landed at 6, 8 and 10, taking Swift's UK top-ten hits total to 16. She is now the 1st woman in UK history to debut 3 Top 10 songs simultaneously. In Ireland, 'Folklore' scored the biggest opening week of 2020! Swift is now the 1st female solo artist to chart 5 x #1 albums in Ireland in the 21st century! "Exile", "Cardigan" & "The 1" debuted at #3, #4 & #7 on the Irish IRMA Singles Chart, with Swift now totalling 15 x Top 10 hits! In China, the album sold nearly 720,000 copies in its 1st week and is the best-selling foreign female album of 2020! In Australia, 'Folklore' is #1 for a 2nd week! It's Swift's 6th album to debut at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with all 16 tracks in the Top 50, breaking the all-time record for the most simultaneous debuts in one week, with "Cardigan" becoming Swift's sixth Australian #1 hit!

 

Logic's farewell Album, 'No Pressure’, debuts at #2 on the Global Album chart after selling 245.000 equivalent units in its 1st week, while former chart topper, the late Juice WRLD's ‘Legends never Die’ holds at #3 after selling another 164.000 and 987.000 EAUs so far, and former No. 1, the late Pop Smoke's posthumous album, ‘Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon’ holds at #4 after selling another 160.000 EAUs and 876.000 so far!

 

The Original Broadway Cast ‘Hamilton: An American Musical’ lifts 7-5 after selling another 83.000 units and 2.401.000 EAUs since its release 8 weeks ago while Gunna's 'Wunna' reenters the Top 10 at #6 in its 3rd week after selling another 75.000 EAUs and 548.000 so far!

 

Harry Styles’ 'Fine Line’ rises 10-7 this week after selling another 66.000 units and 2.687.000 so far while Japanese Idol Girl Group BiSH's new album 'Letters' debuts at #8 after selling 58.000 EAUs in its 1st week!

 

 Lil Baby’s 'My Turn' reenters the Top 10 at #9 after selling another 57.000 EAUs and a total of 1.709.000 and The Kid Laroi’s brand new 'F*ck Love' debuts at #10 after selling 56.000 EAUs.


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Jason Derulo​ scores a 2nd week atop the Global Track Chart with "Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat)" by New Zealand Producer Jawsh685​. It's their 1st Number One on the Global chart. 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. Following its viral success, "Savage Love (Laxed (Siren Beat)” with Jason Derulo was officially released via Columbia Records in May 2020. The catchy track topped the official UK Singles chart for 3 straight weeks, and the ARIA singles chart in Australia for 4 consecutive weeks! "Savage Love" has also peaked at #1 in Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland! The Song also peaked at #2 in Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany & Singapore, at #3 in Belgium (Wallonia), the Czech Republic & Malaysia, at #5 in Hungary and Romania, #6 in Italy, #7 in France & Portugal, #8 in Panama and the US on the Rolling Stone chart and #10 in El Salvador and the US on the Billboard Hot 100! "Savage Love" has already been certified Platinum in Australia (70.000) and New Zealand (30.000) and Gold in Belgium (20.000) Italy (35.000) and the UK (400.000)!
 
 
Former N°1 "Rockstar", the collab of the 2 new American rap superstars, DaBaby and Roddy Ricch, holds at N°2 for a 2nd week, while the Weeknd's previous chart topper, "Blinding Lights",  holds at N°3 after 17 weeks at No. 1. 
 
 
Taylor Swift's new single "Cardigan" debuts at N°4 on this week's Global Chart, while her other Top 10 hit "Exile" lands at N°10 bringing her grand total of Global Top 10 hits to 20 so far!
 
 
Japanese Superstars, SixTONES, debut at #5 on the Global Track Chart with their new smash hit "Navigator", after topping the Oricon Singles chart last week, while Harry Styles' "Watermelon Sugar" dips 5-6.
 
 
SAINt JHN's “Roses", remixed by Imanbek, dips 6-7 after peaking at #2, while #Topic''s "Breaking Me" ft. #A7S dips 7-8.
 
 
Lady Gaga''s "Rain On Me" with Ariana Grande drops 4-9 after topping the global chart in its 2nd week on the chart and Taylor Swift's "Exile" closes this week's Top 10. 

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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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