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IFPI has named “Havana by Camila Cabello ft Young Thug the best-selling digital single of 2018 globally. Havana” was released on August 3, 2017, as the 2nd single from Camila’s solo self entitled debut album ‘Camila'Due to its immediate success, "Havana" became the official lead single replacing “Crying In The Club". "Havana" reached #1 in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, the UK, Uruguay and the U.S. 


In the UK, “Havana” peaked at #1 on November 3rd and stayed there for 5 whole weeks before falling behind Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect”. In January 2018. “Havana reached #1 on the Hot 100 after 7 weeks at #2! Camila became the 3rd Artist in chart history to top both the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 for the 1st time in the same week! Only Britney Spears and Beyoncé achieved the same milestone in 1999 and 2003. “Havana” was certified 7 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association“Havana” went to #1 on the ARIA chart in Australia after 12 weeks on the chart, becoming her 1st #1 and stayed at #1 for 3 whole weeks. “Havana” became Spotify’s most streamed Song by a solo female Artist in September 2018 with over a Billion Streams! 

 

IFPI CEO Frances Moore said “Havana truly was the stand-out hit of the year. Momentum behind the track continued to build and build at an extraordinary rate as it consistently topped charts and leading playlists. Camila Cabello is a perfect example of an artist who has drawn on her musical roots to produce her own unique sound that is capturing the hearts of fans all over the world.”


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Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' holds for a 2nd week atop the global track chart after selling another 267,000 equivalent sales and a total of 852,000 so far! 

 

New entry at #2 for Japanese rock Group, ONE OK ROCK's 9th Studio Album 'Eye Of The Storm' with 264,000 sales according to Oricon. The band will be opening for the Asian leg of Ed Sheeran's 2019 Divide World Tour! Meanwhile Ed 'Divide' is #16 this week after selling another 46,000 sales and over 14 million so far! It's the 3rd best-selling Album of the Decade, after Adele's '21' (29,47 million) and '25' (21,87 million)! 

 

The Bohemian Rhapsody Soundtrack dips 2 - 3 after selling another 120.000 equivalent units this week and 2.130.000 so far while Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper's
'A Star Is Born' dips 3 - 4 with 117.000 equivalent sales this week and a total of 3.119.000 so far!

 

The biggest release of last week was Avril lavigne's sixth studio album 'Head Above Water', which debuts at #5 globally with sales of 87,000 sales. Her debut album 'Let Go' from 2002 has sold 17 million copies so far!

 

SHINee's Taemin debuts at #6 this week with 86.000 equivalent sales while Japanese Artist AIMYON debuts at #7 with 'Shunkanteki Sixth Sense' and sales of 82.000!

 

The Greatest Showman Soundtrack slips 5 - 8 with equivalent sales of 59.000 this week and a total of 6.146.000 so far while Post Malone's 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' slips 6 - 9 after selling another 57.000 units and a total of 4.498.000 so far! Queen's 'Platinum Collection' closes this week's Top 10 after selling another 57.000 equivalent sales this week and 4.8 million so far!


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Ariana Grande's "7 Rings" scores a fifth consecutive week atop the Global Track chart!

 

Ava Max’s "Sweet But Psycho" rebounds 4-2 while Grande's "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" slips to #3 after debuting at #2 last week! 

 

Halsey's "Without Me" climbs to #4 while Lady Gaga's "Shallow" rises 6 - 5.

 

Ariana's "thank u, next" dips 3-6, SAM SMITH's "Dancing With A Stranger" ft Normani rises 10-7, Post Malone's "Sunflower" dips 7-8, marshmello's "Happier" with Bastille dips 8-9 and closing this week's Top 10 is Panic! At The Disco's "HIgh Hopes"!


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Ariana Grande is unstoppable! Not only has she scored a 4th week at #1 on the Global track chart with her smash hit "7 rings", she also occupies the complete Top 3 positions of the list! The last time that happened was 55 years ago, in April 1964, when the Beatles topped with 'Can't Buy Me Love', 'I Want To Hold Your Hand', 'She Loves You' and 'Twist And Shout’.  Ariana's brand new single, "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" debuts at #2 and her former no.1 smash 'thank u, shoots 7 spots from 10 - 3! 

 

Ava Max’s "Sweet But Psycho" slips 2 - 4, Halsey's "Without Me" slips 4 - 5 and Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper's "Shallow" rebounds 8 - 6!

 

Post Malone's "Sunflower" with Swae Lee slips 5 - 7, marshmello's "Happier" with Bastille falls 2 - 8, Panic! At The Disco's's "HIgh Hopes" slips 7 - 9 and SAM SMITH's "Dancing With A Stranger" ft Normani slips 6 - 10!


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Ariana Grande debuts at #1 on the global Album chart with 'Thank U, Next' and sales of 585,000, 360,000 of which was sold in the US and 33,000 in Canada according to Nielsen Music, 65,000 in the UK according to OCC, 14,000 in Australia according to ARIA, 11,000 in France according to SNEP, 9,000 in Japan according to Oricon and 7,000 in Italy according to FIMI. 'thank u, next' is already #3 on the list of top selling Albums in 2019! Its Grande's 2nd studio Album in 6 months following 'Sweetener' which debuted at #2 in October with sales of 402,000 and has sold over 2 million globally so far!

 

The Bohemian Rhapsody Soundtrack holds at #2 after selling another 125.000 copies and over 2 Million so far!

 

Last week's #1 Album, Lady Gaga's 'AStar Is Born' with Bradley Cooper slips 1 - 3 with sales of 117.000 this week and a total of 3+ Million so far!

 

'Nissy Entertainment 5th Anniversary Best', a compilation by Japanese singer and actor Takashiro Nishijima, known by the stagename of Nissy, debuts at #4 with equivalent sales of 64,000 according to Oricon.

 

The Greatest Showman Soundtrack slips 3 - 5 after selling another 61.000 copies and 6.078.000 so far. It was by far the best-selling Album of 2018!

 

Post Malone's 'Beerbongs & Bentleys" dips 4 - 6, also selling another 61.000 this week and a total of 4.441.000 so far while A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie's 'Hoodie SZN' slips 5 - 7 with sales of 56.000 this past week and a total of 548.000 so far!

 

Travis Scott's Astroworld dips 7 - 8 after selling another 53.000 equivalent sales this week and a total of 2.788.000 so far while Drake's 'Scorpion' dips 8 - 9 with sales of 52.000 this week and 4.669 million so far!

 

Closing the Top 10 World Albums List this week is former #1, SEVENTEEN's 'You made My Dawn' after selling another 51.000 equivalent units and 496.000 so far!




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