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Prince

International Charts Analysis: Prince and Beyoncé impact global charts Gated Content

Two urban music superstars dominate this week, with Beyoncé's surprise new album Lemonade getting off to a great start, while ...

by Alan Jones
on Apr 29th 2016 at 7:19PM
Beyonce

Official Charts Analysis: Beyoncé denies Prince No.1 album Gated Content

Released without prior notice on Saturday, Beyoncé's sixth solo studio album, Lemonade sparkles straight to No.1, ending the possibility of ...

by Alan Jones
on Apr 29th 2016 at 6:39PM
Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Monday, April 25

Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash: Monday, April 25 Gated Content

Today's Official Charts Midweek Sales Flash is in.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Apr 25th 2016 at 5:45PM
Lukas G

Q1 2016 Analysis Gated Content

The music business enjoyed the benefits of the booming vinyl and streaming sectors in Q1 2016, with the total market ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Apr 25th 2016 at 1:02PM
PJ Harvey

International Charts Analysis: PJ Harvey starts strong on global charts Gated Content

David Bowie's sudden death in January precipitated an outpouring of grief and shock, followed by a massive surge in sales ...

by Alan Jones
on Apr 22nd 2016 at 7:13PM
Official Charts Analysis: Drake's One Dance tops the chart for second consecutive week

Official Charts Analysis: Drake's One Dance tops the chart for second consecutive week Gated Content

In another week of limited movement, there's just a slight re-shuffling of the Top 10 and the top four are ...

by Alan Jones
on Apr 22nd 2016 at 6:00PM
The Lumineers

Official Charts Analysis: The Lumineers' second album, Cleopatra debuts at No.1 Gated Content

Four years to the week since their first album started to accumulate import sales, The Lumineers' second album, Cleopatra debuts ...

by Alan Jones
on Apr 15th 2016 at 6:00PM
Official Charts Analysis: Drake's One Dance tops the Singles Chart

Official Charts Analysis: Drake's One Dance tops the Singles Chart Gated Content

Last week's highest new entry despite being available for only three days, One Dance vaults 21-1 for Drake on sales ...

by Alan Jones
on Apr 15th 2016 at 6:00PM
International Charts Analysis: Lukas Graham top chart in Australia and Canada; Kanye West tops chart in USA and Norway

International Charts Analysis: Lukas Graham top chart in Australia and Canada; Kanye West tops chart in USA and Norway Gated Content

It's hard to find much of a consensus on the world chart scene this week, with streaming driving a No.1 ...

by Alan Jones
on Apr 15th 2016 at 6:00PM
International Charts Analysis: Babymetal could grow worldwide chart profile

International Charts Analysis: Babymetal could grow worldwide chart profile Gated Content

Good things come to those who wait, and some eight years after The Last Shadow Puppets' first album, The Age ...

by Alan Jones
on Apr 8th 2016 at 6:30PM
Official Charts Analysis: Mike Posner's I Took A Pill In Ibiza tops the Official Singles Chart for another week

Official Charts Analysis: Mike Posner's I Took A Pill In Ibiza tops the Official Singles Chart for another week Gated Content

After several weeks of low turnover in a row, the singles chart is more active, with 11 new arrivals in ...

by Alan Jones
on Apr 8th 2016 at 6:00PM
Official Charts Analysis: Everything You've Come To Expect tops the Official Albums Chart

Official Charts Analysis: Everything You've Come To Expect tops the Official Albums Chart Gated Content

In the most competitive artist album chart of the year, there are five new entries to the Top 10, the ...

by Alan Jones
on Apr 8th 2016 at 6:00PM
Zayn

International Charts Analysis: Zayn storms global charts Gated Content

No.1 on iTunes in upwards of 60 countries within 24 hours of its release on Good Friday (25th March), former ...

by Alan Jones
on Apr 1st 2016 at 7:32PM
Posner

Official Charts Analysis: Mike Posner's I Took A Pill In Ibiza is this week's No.1 single Gated Content

No.1 on paid-for sales a fortnight ago, and No.1 on streaming last week, Mike Posner's I Took A Pill In ...

by Alan Jones
on Apr 1st 2016 at 6:32PM
Official Charts Analysis: Zayn's Mind Of Mine tops the Official Albums Chart

Official Charts Analysis: Zayn's Mind Of Mine tops the Official Albums Chart Gated Content

Eight weeks after his first solo single, Pillowtalk, debuted atop the chart, former One Direction star Zayn's introductory album, Mind ...

by Alan Jones
on Apr 1st 2016 at 6:26PM
Zara Larsson

Airplay and Club Chart Analysis: Zara Larsson and Sigala top the charts Gated Content

With Easter production deadlines meaning Music Week is unable to bring you our usual chart pack, this week’s Airplay Chart ...

by Alan Jones
on Mar 26th 2016 at 10:56AM
Mike Posner

Official Charts Analysis: Mike Posner still No.1 single Gated Content

Mike Posner's I Took A Pill In Ibiza tops the singles chart for the second time, with sales increasing for ...

by Alan Jones
on Mar 25th 2016 at 10:41PM
Adele

Official Charts Analysis: Adele holds off James, Iggy at albums summit Gated Content

The iconic Iggy Pop and legendary 1980s bands James, Underworld and Primal Scream all land new entries in the Top ...

by Alan Jones
on Mar 25th 2016 at 10:22PM
Adele

International Charts Analysis: Adele still top on global charts Gated Content

With Gwen Stefani's new album This Is What The Truth Is Like set to make a big splash next week, ...

by Alan Jones
on Mar 18th 2016 at 9:36PM
Official Charts Analysis: Adele's 25 holds on to top spot despite sales dip

Official Charts Analysis: Adele's 25 holds on to top spot despite sales dip Gated Content

Topping the chart for the 11th time since its release 17 weeks ago, and for the second time in a ...

by Alan Jones
on Mar 18th 2016 at 6:00PM
Official Charts Analysis: Mike Posner's I Took A Pill In Ibiza takes No.1 by slim margin

Official Charts Analysis: Mike Posner's I Took A Pill In Ibiza takes No.1 by slim margin Gated Content

Its sales are up for the 13th week in a row, and it climbs the Top 200 for the 10th ...

by Alan Jones
on Mar 18th 2016 at 6:00PM
The 1975

International Charts Analysis: The 1975 stay strong on global charts Gated Content

After debuting at No.1 in the UK and New Zealand last week, The 1975's second album, I Like It When ...

by Alan Jones
on Mar 11th 2016 at 10:09PM
Official Charts Analysis: Adele's 25 returns to No.1

Official Charts Analysis: Adele's 25 returns to No.1 Gated Content

Her Brits wins and performance are a fading memory, Mother's Day has passed and her latest single spent only one ...

by Alan Jones
on Mar 11th 2016 at 6:00PM
Official Charts Analysis: Lukas Graham stays ahead of the pack

Official Charts Analysis: Lukas Graham stays ahead of the pack Gated Content

Extending its run at No.1, Danish group Lukas Graham's 7 Years remains well clear of the chasing group, although its ...

by Alan Jones
on Mar 11th 2016 at 6:00PM