Numbers Thread – 07/10/18

Today’s thread is brought to you by the letters ‘D’, ‘R’, ‘A’, ‘K’, and ‘E’.

Drake broke records all over the place this week. He shattered The Beatles’ record of 5 songs in the top 10 of the Hot 100 when he achieved 7. He also broke his own record of the most number of songs on the Hot 100 (27 – his previous record was 24).

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Drake also helps Michael Jackson achieve his 30th top 10 while also passing MJ for the career number of top 10s (Drake now has 31 while The Beatles have 34 and Madonna 38). The vocals are from a previously unreleased recording session with Paul Anna (who came into the studio for the making of “Don’t Matter to Me”.

Drake’s “Scorpion” is also his 8th number one on the BB200 despite the new rules for counting streaming this week (1,250 streams on paid subscription on-demand services or 3,750 streams on ad-supported on-demand services equal one SEA). “Scorpion” had 732K equivalent albums and 160K traditional albums. It had a record of 745.9M on-demand streams for one album in one week. Only three artists have managed to have 8 number one albums in a row – the other two are Eminem and The Beatles. “Scorpion” has the number one debut for 2018. I’m not sure how he does it, but Drake consistently gets hits.

1 (6) Drake “Nice For What” 41.9M streams (+63%), 92.3M AI (-1%)
2 (NEW) Drake “Nonstop” 58.6M [#1] streams
3 (1) Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin “I Like It” 47K (+7%), 38.7M streams (3%), 88.9M AI (+14%)
4 (9) Drake “God’s Plan”
5 (4) Maroon 5 “Girls Like You” featuring Cardi B 49K [#1] (+8%), 72.6M AI (+22%)
6 (NEW) Drake “In My Feelings”
7 (15) Drake “I’m Upset”
8 (NEW) Drake “Emotionless”
9 (NEW) Drake “Don’t Matter to Me” Michael Jackson
10 (2) XXXTentacion “Sad!” 47.5M streams [#1] (-4%)

I’m just going to leave this here…Green Day’s “American Idiot” returns to the UK chart at number 18 on single sales. The song was originally written about George W. Bush, but a new president is behind this recent resurgence.

Camila Cabello is getting some early Grammy buzz for her break out year. I don’t think she can be nominated as BNA given previous decisions on group members going solo, but the Grammys rewrite the rules every year.

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  1. I for one would love nothing more than a Normani nomination for Love Lies more than Camilla… :)

  2. iTunes Singles Chart 7/10/18:
    29 Khalid & Normani Love Lies
    43 Why Don’t We Talk
    47 Camila Cabello Havana (feat. Young Thug)
    51 Camila Cabello Never Be the Same
    109 Loren Allred Never Enough
    117 Kane Brown What Ifs (feat. Lauren Alaina)
    120 Carrie Underwood Cry Pretty
    124 Carrie Underwood The Champion (feat. Ludacris)
    152 Niall Horan Finally Free (From the “Small Foot” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    164 Liam Payne & J Balvin Familiar
    166 NOTD I Wanna Know (feat. Bea Miller)
    189 Calum Scott & Leona Lewis You Are the Reason (Duet Version)
    273 Keith Urban The Fighter (feat. Carrie Underwood)
    299 Scotty McCreery Five More Minutes
    313 Calum Scott Dancing On My Own
    323 James Arthur Say You Won’t Let Go
    325 Why Don’t We Hooked
    351 Dan + Shay Keeping Score (feat. Kelly Clarkson)
    365 ZAYN Dusk Till Dawn (feat. Sia)
    377 Calum Scott You Are the Reason
    455 RaeLynn Queens Don’t
    476 Niall Horan On the Loose
    499 Pharrell Williams x Camila Cabello Sangria Wine
    569 Khalid, Normani & Snakehips Love Lies (Snakehips Remix)
    572 Niall Horan Slow Hands
    640 Liam Payne Strip That Down (feat. Quavo)
    691 Harry Styles Sign of the Times
    753 Kelly Clarkson Love So Soft
    812 Carrie Underwood Before He Cheats
    889 Why Don’t We Trust Fund Baby
    892 Chase Rice Three Chords & The Truth
    900 ZAYN & Taylor Swift I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)
    947 Camila Cabello & Daddy Yankee Havana (Remix)
    1040 Niall Horan This Town
    1101 Kelly Clarkson Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
    1119 Pentatonix Hallelujah
    1216 Kelly Clarkson I Don’t Think About You
    1225 Haley Reinhart Can’t Help Falling in Love
    1231 Cheat Codes & Little Mix Only You
    1241 Fifth Harmony Work from Home (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
    1268 Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello Bad Things
    1296 One Direction Story of My Life
    1334 Ari Afsar, Julia Harriman, Lexi Lawson, Rachelle Ann Go & Shoba Narayan First Burn
    1357 Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe
    1367 Phillip Phillips Home
    1396 Carrie Underwood Blown Away
    1441 Liam Payne & Rita Ora For You (Fifty Shades Freed)

    iTunes Albums Chart 7/10/18:
    2 Various Artists The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    17 Dan + Shay Dan + Shay
    20 Various Artists NOW That’s What I Call Music, Vol. 66
    35 Various Artists NOW That’s What I Call Country, Vol. 11
    63 Kane Brown Kane Brown (Deluxe Edition)
    106 Camila Cabello Camila
    114 Harry Styles Harry Styles
    206 Calum Scott Only Human (Deluxe)
    246 Various Artists Pitch Perfect 3 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    280 Pentatonix PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I
    320 Lindsey Stirling Brave Enough
    337 Kelly Clarkson Meaning of Life
    402 Various Artists Love, Simon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    403 Various Artists WOW Hits 2018 (Deluxe Edition)
    536 Grace VanderWaal Just the Beginning
    548 Various Artists Forever My Girl (Music From and Inspired By the Motion Picture)
    573 Various Artists The Hamilton Mixtape
    576 Lindsey Stirling Shatter Me
    604 Niall Horan Flicker (Deluxe)
    623 Why Don’t We Invitation – EP
    685 Keith Urban Ripcord
    696 Grace VanderWaal Perfectly Imperfect – EP
    723 Machine Gun Kelly bloom
    748 Why Don’t We Something Different – EP
    753 Why Don’t We Why Don’t We Just – EP
    772 Various Artists Pitch Perfect 3 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Special Edition)
    776 Various Artists NOW That’s What I Call a Country Workout 2018
    807 Thomas Rhett Tangled Up
    824 Lindsey Stirling Lindsey Stirling (Deluxe)
    832 Carrie Underwood Greatest Hits: Decade #1
    835 Pentatonix PTX, Vol. IV: Classics – EP
    884 RaeLynn WildHorse
    926 Why Don’t We Only the Beginning – EP
    984 One Direction FOUR (The Ultimate Edition)
    985 One Direction Made In The A.M. (Deluxe Edition)
    997 Chase Rice Ignite the Night (Party Edition)
    1002 Melanie Martinez Cry Baby (Deluxe Edition)
    1049 Kane Brown Kane Brown
    1133 Scotty McCreery Seasons Change
    1235 One Direction Midnight Memories (Deluxe Edition)
    1478 Danny Gokey Rise
    1498 Home Free Timeless (Deluxe)

  3. Welp Drake is the new Beatles, the new Madonna and the new MJ… he will surely break Madonna’s top 10’s record soon and will break the rest of the Beatles records with his next album. While I was all for including non-physical singles back in the day when No Doubt’s Don’t Speak was refused charting and was a massive radio hit, I kind of feel like the SINGLES chart needs to be more regulated again… maybe in order for a single to chart on the H100 it needs to be released to radio? I don’t know but these 27 song album bombs on the H100 are crazy… however to be fair, if people are really listening to every song on the albums that many times I guess they are the most popular songs of the week…

  4. BB 200 / Top Albums:
    #30 / #28 – Taylor Swift – Reputation (34 weeks) : +3
    #32 / #32 – Kane Brown (83 weeks) : -1
    #46 / NA – Camila Cabello (25 weeks) : -1
    #96 / NA – Taylor Swift – 1989 (186 weeks) : +27
    #135 – Morgan Wallen (10 weeks) : +27
    #181 – Carrie Underwood – Greatest Hits (132 weeks) : re-entry

    Hot 100:
    #23 – Delicate – Taylor Swift (17 weeks) : -3
    #35 – Never Be The Same – Camila Cabello (29 weeks) : -7
    #46 – Love Lies – Normani (20 weeks) : -9
    #62 – Up Down – Morgan Wallen (15 weeks) : -9
    #79 – Take Back Home Girl – Chris Lane ft. Tori Kelly (5 weeks) : +19
    #87 – Cry Pretty – Carrie Underwood (4 weeks) : re-entry
    *Favorite New Entries*
    Kiss Somebody – Morgan Evans = #76
    Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset – Luke Bryan = #86
    Hotel Key – Old Dominion = #93
    Growing Pains – Alessia Cara = #99

    Christian Songs:
    #14 – Freedom Hymn – Austin French (27 weeks) : -3
    #24 – Good News – Mandisa (5 weeks) : +3
    #27 – Pioneers – Moriah Peters (1 week) : DEBUT

    Christian Airplay:
    #15 – Good News – Mandisa (9 weeks) : +3
    #36 – If You Ain’t In It – Danny Gokey (3 weeks) : +1
    #46 – No Other Love – Jasmine Murray (18 weeks) : -1

  5. Drake had a massive week. Since he obliterated the streaming records, it’s hard to see the true effect of the new streaming rules. Of his 27 songs, 22 were NEW and his lowest charting song this week was #57. A lot of other rap acts had big declines (we’ll see if it was mainly because of Drake or because of the new rules). I did notice some BIG gains from Country songs. So, that’s a plus!

  6. I do hope these changes make music more representative of the overall population. This also just shows how massive of an artist Drake is. Its really quite remarkable.

  7. Every one of the songs on “Scorpion” has at least 12 million streams on Spotify. “God’s Plan” has 800+ million streams

  8. Isn’t that unbelievable?! Not one of those streams came from me but I am in awe at how big this guy is!

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