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Charts | The Audio Perv - Part 3
Archive for the ‘Charts’ Category
30 Jul

For six-time Grammy Award winning multi-platinum megastar group The Black Eyed Peas – will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo and Fergie – it has been a year to remember. This week, as the Peas’ worldwide 7.33 million-selling #1 album The E.N.D. moves into its 59th week on the Billboard 200 albums chart (still bulleted inside the Top 20 after more than 13 months out), its landmark single “I Gotta Feeling” (released June 2009) becomes the first digital download ever to pass the 6 million threshold.

“It’s incredible to have the Black Eyed Peas put their first album out 12 years ago and evolve into what they are today; it’s a sign of true greatness,” commented Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M. “I just want to take this opportunity to congratulate some people I really care about.”

“I am so proud to be leading our industry with 6 million digital sales,” said will.i.am. It means so much for the future of the music industry.”

“This is an incredible accomplishment for us,” said Taboo. “Of all the exciting news that has happened to us over the past year, reaching this 6 million mark with ‘I Gotta Feeling’ stands out as one of our proudest achievements.” “Congratulations to all the people behind the scenes who made this happen, and most of all the fans – they are the best!” added Fergie.

At the same time this week, The Black Eyed Peas move into the final month of North American concerts on their sold-out 100-date tour: BlackBerry® Presents “The E.N.D. World Tour 2010,” supported by BACARDI® Rum, the official spirit of the tour, and Outspoken by Fergie, the exclusive fragrance by Avon. The tour is already ranked as one of the most successful – if not the most successful – of the year, having grossed $47.7 million (as of the end of June) and drawn 740,000 fans to 54 shows, including 53 sellouts, according to Billboard Boxscore. The tour ends on August 23rd at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada).

Released June 2009, the Grammy-winning Best Pop Vocal Album The E.N.D. debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with the highest first-week sales of the group’s career (over 300,000). At the time of the album release, “Boom Boom Pow” (which also received a Grammy) was starting its 12-week reign at #1 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Top Digital Tracks chart, while also topping the UK national chart. “I Gotta Feeling” (also a Grammy winner) debuted at #2 on the Hot 100 in June 2009, marking the first time in five years that any act held the #1-#2 spots with songs from their #1 album, which feat has only occurred less than a dozen times in Billboard history.

“Boom Boom Pow” was supplanted by “I Gotta Feeling,” which then spent a record-breaking 14 weeks at #1. Target launched the single “I Gotta Feeling” in a nationwide television campaign and subsequently CBS used the song to promote their fall 2009 lineup. The Peas’ 26 consecutive weeks at #1 was the longest stay for any act in 51 years of Billboard chart history. Both tracks also held the #1 spot at Top 40 radio for 6 weeks each, and each was eventually certified RIAA 5x-platinum. The streak was extended with the November release of the third single, “Meet Me Halfway,” RIAA double-platinum and the Peas’ next #1 UK hit.

Into early 2010, the fourth single “Imma Be” returned the Black Eyed Peas to #1 on the Hot 100 with a new triple-platinum seller, making them the first group or duo in nearly 20 years to place three #1’s on the Hot 100 from one album. The E.N.D. also became the first album in 23 years to chart three #1’s in the U.S. and three #1’s in the UK (since Madonna’s True Blue in 1986-87). When “Rock That Body,” the fifth single, reached the Top 10, The E.N.D. became the first album by a group or duo in 20 years to spin off a quintet of Top 10 hits.

To date, as the YouTube video numbers continue to pile on, “Boom Boom Pow” has over 64.7 million views, “I Gotta Feeling” over 36.6 million, “Meet Me Halfway” over 31.6 million, and “Imma Be/Rocking That Body” over 22.4 million. The Black Eyed Peas have sold over 27 million combined units worldwide, led by sales of The E.N.D. – double-platinum in the U.S., France and Australia; platinum in the UK; triple platinum in Canada; and gold in more than 15 other countries. Total digital single sales in the U.S. alone are over 18 million.

07 Jul

After becoming the fastest-rising single at pop radio in more than four years, Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” has shattered another record by scoring more than 13,000 spins in one week for the second consecutive week on both the BDS and Mediabase charts. “California Gurls” has become the all-time Mediabase Top 40 airplay record holder with 13,167 spins in one week — an average of 92 spins per week at a pace exceeding 13 times per day.

“Katy has set records and turned radio upside down,” says Greg Thompson, executive vice-president for promotion at Capitol Records. “This track has broken all-time spins records, and achieved massive Hot 100 audience numbers of historic proportion.”

“California Gurls,” the first single from the two-time Grammy-nominated pop sensation’s upcoming album Teenage Dream, has indisputably become the summer anthem of 2010. An irresistible, hook-filled clarion call to throw on Daisy Dukes and a bikini top, the track has spent 3 weeks at No. 1 at pop radio (setting the record for the quickest ascent to the top spot since Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl” in May 2005) and made the biggest leap to No. 1 since Mariah Carey’s “Shake It Off” in September 2005. It has also spent 8 weeks at No. 1 on the iTunes Singles chart. “California Gurls,” which features Snoop Dogg, has also set records for Perry’s label Capitol Records, enjoying the fastest ascension to No. 1 at Hot AC ever for a Capitol artist and the quickest rise to No. 1 for one of the label’s artists’ tracks since Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode to Billie Joe” in 1967. Last week, “California Gurls” reached an audience of 140 million, also the largest ever for a Capitol artist. It is expected to reach an audience of 150 million Hot 100 listeners this week.

“California Gurls” is just a taste of what’s to come when Perry unleashes Teenage Dream, which will be released by Capitol Records on August 24th in the U.S. and Canada; and August 30th in the rest of the world.


30 Jun

Eminem’s Recovery will come in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with a staggering 741,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That’s the largest sales week for a single album since October 2008, when AC/DC sold 784,000 with Black Ice in its first week.

Go to Billboard.com for the full, chart-topping story.

09 Jun

Philadelphia trio GOOD OLD WAR has scored a #2 Heatseeker debut this week with their self-titled, sophomore album. Upon release, the album leapt to the #1 slot on Amazon’s overall digital chart, also making its way to #1 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart.

A devout fan base and online buzz has propelled the release’s momentum. The band has had two successful live performances on Ustream, drawing as many as 20,000 viewers. A fan contest has seen supporters posting tracks on social networks, hanging homemade flyers in student unions and creating awareness on platforms like Twitter. The band also performed several in-stores for retailers, including Best Buy and Portland’s Music Millennium.

The album, which contains “songs filled with tight harmonies, jangly guitars and memorable, country-tinged melodies” (Rolling Stone), is one of a handful that are leading a rock music renaissance in Pennysylvania. Philadelphia Weeklyremarks that Good Old War is “poised for a breakthrough on a national level.”

Much of the band’s success is owed to their intense touring schedule, which now finds them in the middle of a thirty-date headline run. Seattle Weekly notes, “After two albums and a couple hundred shows, Good Old War has turned into an immensely promising effort. In some ways, the trio could be Philadelphia’s answer to Fleet Foxes .”

With Yukon Blonde and Audra Mae:

June 9 – SOMA – San Diego, CA
June 11 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA
June 12 – Martini Ranch – Scottsdale, AZ
June 14 – The Loft – Dallas, TX
June 15 – White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
June 16 – Meridian – Houston, TX
June 18 – The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
June 19 – Blackbooth – Orlando, FL
June 21 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
June 22 – Tremont Music Hall/Casbah – Charlotte, NC
June 23 – The Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
June 25 – Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ
June 26 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
June 27 – Middle East Upstairs – Cambridge, MA

25 May

Multi-platinum rock band Three Days Grace scores their second No.1 hit with “The Good Life.” The song claims the No. 1 spot on the Active Rock radio chart for the second week in a row and No. 5 on the Alternative Rock radio chart. The single follows the success of their previous No.1 hit, “Break” the lead single from their current effort Life Starts Now. “The Good Life” marks the seventh No. 1 song at Active Rock for the Toronto-based foursome comprised of Adam Gontier (vocals, guitar), Neil Sanderson (drums, piano), Brad Walst (bass), and Barry Stock (lead guitar).

Life Starts Now (Jive Records) debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart making it the highest debut ever for the band. This is the band’s third album, their eponymous debut Three Days Grace and sophomore effort One-X have both been certified platinum. To date the group has sold in excess of four million albums worldwide.

Three Days Grace is currently on the road and is slated to perform at various music festivals including Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK on May 28th, May Day in Indianapolis, IN on May 29th, Pointfest in St. Louis, MO on June 6th, Verge in Milwaukee, WI on June 4th, Jamboree 2010 in Tinley Park, IL on June 5th and the recently announced Rock and Rev Festival in Sturgis, SD on August 9th.

23 Sep

It’s been 13 years but it seems that a new Pearl Jam album will debut at #1 on next week’s Billboard 200 chart with Backspacer (Buy on iTunes/Amazon). Released on Sunday on CD exclusively in Target stores and indepedent retailers, Backspacer is estimated to sell anywhere between 175,000 to 200,000 copies by week’s end. Backspacer is Pearl Jam’s first album to be released without a major label (after years of being on Epic and J Records). The band’s last studio album, Pearl Jam (J Records) debuted at #2 on the charts with 279,000 first week sales. Pearl Jam’s previous album to debut at #1 was 1996′s No Code.

You can buy Backspacer at Target, your local independent retailer, on iTunes or Amazon (Import).

(via Keith Caulfield at Billboard.biz)

23 Sep

After just one day on the market Brand New’s album, Daisy, is sitting pretty towards the top of the iTunes charts at number 4. While chart position may not be of the utmost importance to a band like Brand New, it is a testament to the quality of the album they’ve produced for the world to hear. With each album review a new comparison is made between Brand New and the likes of Modest Mouse, Radiohead, The Jesus Lizard, My Bloody Valentine and a slew of other ’90s alternative and indie rock icons. The reality of Daisy is that, “the remnants of pop-punk have dissipated” (StrangeGlue.com) and fans are left with what Slant Magazine called, “an ambitious leftfield stunner” and an an album that “explodes without warning” (SPIN).

Daisy is in stores now and can be purchased on iTunes.

23 Sep
Apple iTunes

Check out the Top 10 below and buy any of these albums on iTunes or Amazon by clicking on the banners on the right!

1. Jay-Z – The Blueprint (298,000)
2. Whitney Houston – I Look To You (156,000)
3. Muse – The Resistance (128,000)
4. Kid Cudi – Man on the Moon: The End of Day (104,000)
5. Miley Cyrus – The Time Of Our Lives (75,000)
6. Drake – So Far Gone (73,000)
7. Lil Boosie – Superbad (49,000)
8. Taylor Swift – Fearless (46,000)
9. Megadeath – Endgame (45,000)
10. Black Eyed Peas – The E.N.D. (40,000)

Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending Sept. 20) totaled 6.42 million units, down 4% compared to the sum last week (6.71 million) and down 7% compared to the same sales week of 2008 (6.92 million). Year to date album sales stand at 250.6 million, down 14% compared to the same total at this point last year (291.4 million).

(via Billboard)

16 Sep

Jay-Z has his eleventh #1 album in a row. The Blueprint 3 sold 476,000 copies. The Beatles’ reissues combined to sell 626,000 copies. Abbey Road sold the best with 74,000 copies. Check out the rest of the top 10 below along with The Beatles figures

1. Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3 (476,000) BUY ON ITUNES, AMAZON MP3, CD
2. Miley Cyrus – The Time Of Our Lives (120,000) Go to Wal-Mart to buy it.
3. Whitney Houston – I Look To You (88,000) BUY ON ITUNES, AMAZON MP3, CD
4. Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. 2 (68,000) BUY ON ITUNES, AMAZON MP3, CD
5. Brooks and Dunn – #1s … And Then Some (55,000) BUY ON ITUNES, AMAZON MP3, CD
6. Trey Songz – Ready (45,000) BUY ON ITUNES, AMAZON MP3, CD
7. Black Eyed Peas – The E.N.D. (44,000) BUY ON ITUNES, AMAZON MP3, CD
8. Boys Like Girls – Love Drunk (41,000) BUY ON ITUNES, AMAZON MP3, CD
9. Kings of Leon – Only By The Night (40,000) BUY ON ITUNES, AMAZON MP3, CD
10. Taylor Swift – Fearless (33,000) BUY ON ITUNES, AMAZON MP3, CD
15. The Beatles – The Beatles in Stereo Box Set (26,000) BUY THE BOX SET
20. The Beatles – The Beatles in Mono Box Set (12,000) BUY THE BOX SET

The Beatles reissues
Abbey Road (89,000) CD
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (74,000) CD
The White Album (60,000) CD
Rubber Soul (58,000) CD
Revolver (46,000) CD
Help! (39,000) CD
Let It Be (32,000) CD
Past Masters Vols. I and II (31,000) CD
Magical Mystery Tour (30,000) CD
A Hard Day’s Night (29,000) CD
The Beatles in Stereo Box Set (26,000) BUY THE BOX SET
Please Please Me (23,000) CD
With the Beatles (22,000) CD
Beatles For Sale (21,000) CD
Yellow Submarine (14,000) CD
The Beatles in Mono Box Set (12,000) BUY THE BOX SET

Overall album sales in this past chart week (ending Sept. 13) totaled 6.70 million units, up 7% compared to the sum last week (6.29 million) and down 2% compared to the same sales week of 2008 (6.84 million). Year to date album sales stand at 244.1 million, down 14% compared to the same total at this point last year (284.4 million).

(via Billboard.com)

03 Aug

LW TW Artist Song Spins

1 1 LINKIN PARK New Divide 2270
2 2 SILVERSUN PICKUPS Panic Switch 1835
3 3 CAGE THE ELEPHANT Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked 1731
4 4 GREEN DAY 21 Guns 1652
5 5 SHINEDOWN Sound Of Madness 1462
6 6 KINGS OF LEON Use Somebody 1370
7 7 ANBERLIN Feel Good Drag 1312
8 8 FRANZ FERDINAND No You Girls 1248
15 9 PEARL JAM The Fixer 1244
9 10 KINGS OF LEON Notion 1230
10 11 MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA I’ve Got Friends 1195
11 12 PARAMORE Ignorance 1163
13 13 RISE AGAINST Savior 1079
14 14 CHEVELLE Jars 1039
12 15 SICK PUPPIES You’re Going Down 1004
17 16 SHINEDOWN Second Chance 787
21 17 311 It’s Alright 737
16 18 TAKING BACK SUNDAY Sink Into Me 731
18 19 KINGS OF LEON Sex On Fire 720
23 20 METRIC Help, I’m Alive 675
19 21 GREEN DAY Know Your Enemy 653
22 22 GODSMACK Whiskey Hangover 609
26 23 JET She’s A Genius 563
27 24 CAVO Champagne 561
25 25 AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT Wishing Well 561
28 26 MATISYAHU One Day 487
24 27 OFFSPRING Half-Truism 474
30 28 PHOENIX 1901 437
29 29 BLUE OCTOBER Say It 437
32 30 ANBERLIN Breaking 400

Active Rock
LW TW Artist Song Spins

1 1 LINKIN PARK New Divide 2141
2 2 SHINEDOWN Sound Of Madness 1921
3 3 CAVO Champagne 1864
4 4 GODSMACK Whiskey Hangover 1833
5 5 NICKELBACK Burn It To The Ground 1549
6 6 HALESTORM I Get Off 1393
8 7 CHEVELLE Jars 1222
11 8 SICK PUPPIES You’re Going Down 1154
10 9 CAGE THE ELEPHANT Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked 1106
12 10 VEER UNION Seasons 1045
9 11 METALLICA All Nightmare Long 1040
7 12 MUDVAYNE Scarlet Letters 1040
15 13 ALICE IN CHAINS A Looking In View 832
23 14 PEARL JAM The Fixer 807
13 15 SAVING ABEL Drowning (Face Down) 780
14 16 DISTURBED The Night 752
19 17 SLIPKNOT Sulfur 706
16 18 MUDVAYNE Do What You Do 692
17 19 REV THEORY Far From Over 691
21 20 PAPA ROACH I Almost Told You That I Loved 650
22 22 GREEN DAY 21 Guns 611
26 23 ADELITAS WAY Invincible 543
24 24 GREEN DAY Know Your Enemy 503
30 25 THEORY OF A DEADMAN By The Way 480
27 26 STAIND This Is It 439
33 27 ALL THAT REMAINS Forever In Your Hands 419
28 28 KINGS OF LEON Use Somebody 417
34 29 TANTRIC Mind Control 393
32 30 JET She’s A Genius 389

Mainstream Rock
lw TW Artist Title Spins
1 1 LINKIN PARK New Divide 402
2 2 SHINEDOWN Sound Of Madness 370
5 3 NICKELBACK Burn It To The Groun… 322
4 4 GODSMACK Whiskey Hangover 302
3 5 CHICKENFOOT Oh Yeah 302
6 6 SAVING ABEL Drowning (Face Down) 276
7 7 GREEN DAY Know Your Enemy 260
8 8 PAPA ROACH Lifeline 211
9 9 SHINEDOWN Second Chance 193
10 10 CAVO Champagne 177
11 11 HALESTORM I Get Off 173
13 12 THEORY OF A DEADMAN Hate My Life 143
12 13 GREEN DAY 21 Guns 143
15 14 NICKELBACK Something In Your Mouth 140
14 15 DISTURBED The Night 135
16 16 ALICE IN CHAINS A Looking In View 134
17 17 PEARL JAM The Fixer 131
18 18 JET She’s A Genius 118
20 19 METALLICA All Nightmare Long 104
19 20 CAGE THE ELEPHANT Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked 88
21 21 MUDVAYNE Scarlet Letters 75
22 22 STAIND This Is It 67
26 23 CHEVELLE Jars 61
23 24 KINGS OF LEON Use Somebody 61
24 25 VEER UNION Seasons 60
25 26 AC/DC Anything Goes 52
28 27 LYNYRD SKYNYRD Still Unbroken 47
29 28 THEORY OF A DEADMAN By The Way 44
30 29 CHARM CITY DEVILS Let’s Rock N Roll 43
31 30 BUCKCHERRY Talk To Me 41

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