Daily Numbers’ Thread – 02/07/17

Today’s thread is brought to you by the numbers 1, 3, 4 and 137K

There are no new songs in the top 10 of the Hot 100 this week. The songs just shuffled around a bit.

Zayn has the number one selling single this week – his duet with Taylor Swift “I Don’t Wanna Life Forever (Fifty Shades of Darker)” surges 124% to move 137K units. It helps that the song was 69 cents this week. Streams were up too, so the song climbs to number 3 (tying the highest ranking two other songs from the Fifty Shades franchise reached – “Earned It” and “Love Me Like You Do”. The writing and acting for those movies might be garbage, but somebody in that organization knows how to pick songs. The movie comes out Friday).

Camila’s duet is right behind Zayn’s. Her collaboration with Machine Gun Kelly is called “Bad Things” and it sits at number 4 for a second week. Sales, streams and airplay are relatively stable.

Ed Sheehan takes over the top of the Hot 100 again with “Shape of You”. The song debuted number one a few weeks ago and releasing the video last week helped to propel it back to the top of the chart.

1 (2) “Shape of You” Ed Sheehan 115K (11%), 31.7M streams (19%), 116M (+24%)
2 (1) “Bad and Boujee” Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert 43K (-16%), 50M streams [#1] (+8%), 23.1M on-demand [*1] (+17%), 59M AI (+19%)
3 (5) “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” Zayn and Taylor Swift 137K [#1] (+124%) 25.7M Streams (+58%), 89M AI (+15%)
4 (4) “Bad Things” Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello 43K (+3%), 16.7M (0%), 111M AI (+2%)
5 (3) ‘Closer” The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
6 (7) “Don’t Wanna Know” Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar 129M AI [#1] (-5%)
7 (8) “Starboy” The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk
8 (9) “Fake Love” Drake
9 (6) “Black Beatle” Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane
10 (10) “Scars To Your Beautiful” Alessia Cara

Billboard reports that Lady Gaga sees a 1000% surge in sales following her performance t the Superbowl. She sold 150K digital albums/songs (the previous day she had sold 15K digital albums/songs). A “Million Reasons” sold 45K (+900% from the previous day) on Sunday – that’s more than she sold of the song in any week. In total, she sold 125K songs on Sunday. Last year, Coldplay sold 95K and 254K songs in the week that followed their performance.

WMG reports earnings are up 8%

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