It’s “New Music Friday” and we are in Q4, so we get lots of new music. Topping the digital album charts this morning is Niall Horan’s “Flicker”. If he keeps this up, he just might be the third 1Der with a chart topping album (Future and Young Thug released a mixed tape which will dominate the streaming numbers that will be hard to surpass). Lindsey Stirling from AGT and DWTS has released a Christmas album – “Warmer in the Winter” is 9th on the charts. Successful Christmas albums will not really hit their stride until about a month before Christmas. Could this be the album of the season? Pentatonix also released a deluxe version of their previous Christmas album and it is at 43rd. David Archuletta’s “Postcards from the Sky” is 55th. We don’t talk a lot about Nashville Star alumni, but Chris Young is 2nd in sales on iTunes right now.
On the single’s front, Liam Payne released “Bedroom Floor” which is currently 7th. I’m not about to tell the music execs how to do their job, but if Bruno Mars just flopped a single about a woman’s dress on the floor, maybe it’s too soon for Liam to work the same vein. Topping the chart is Taylor’s new single “Gorgeous” which cannot come a moment too soon. “Look What You Made Me Do” mysteriously gained a second wind last week to surge to number one on the Pop charts before crashing like a car in Mario Kart. The song dropped 898 spins yesterday – most songs would be thrilled to gain that in a week. The drop looks even greater today as some of the most influential stations (*cough*Z100*cough) go from power rotation to nearly zero spins.
The album sales front from last week features a top 10 of new albums (Q4 strikes again). P!NK easily tops the sales and streaming charts. She’s got great numbers, everybody else has…not so great numbers. Beck is second (somewhere Kayne goes back to seething about Bey not getting the award that year) followed by Jessie James (Country), Gucci Mane (Rap), Wu-Tang (Hardcore Hip Hop), St. Vincent (Art Rock), Dirty Heads (Reggae), Russell Dickerson (Pop Country), Carly Pearce (Country) and Robert Plant.
Lauren Alaina is featured on Kane Brown’s album at 13th in sales and 15th combined while Lauren Jauregui is on Halsey’s album at 42nd and 28th respectively. Niall Horan, Camila Cabello and James Arthur are featured on NOW 63 at 19th in sales.
HDDs Building Sales Chart (69%)
— 1 PINK BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA RCA 104,150
— 2 BECK COLORS CAPITOL 14,466
— 3 JESSIE JAMES DECKER SOUTHERN GIRL CITY LIGHTS EPIC 12,909
— 4 GUCCI MANE MR. DAVIS ATLANTIC 11,488
— 5 WU-TANG THE SAGA CONTINUES 36 CHAMBERS/eOne 9,550
— 6 ST. VINCENT MASSEDUCTION PINK LOMA VISTA/CONCORD 6,594
— 7 DIRTY HEADS SWIM TEAM FIVE SEVEN MUSIC 5,959
— 8 RUSSELL DICKERSON YOURS TRIPLE TIGERS/RUSSELL DICKERSON 5,659
— 9 CARLY PEARCE EVERY LITTLE THING BIG MACHINE/BMLG 5,654
— 10 ROBERT PLANT CARRY FIRE NONESUCH 5,018
3 13 KANE BROWN KANE BROWN (DELUXE EDITION) RCA NASHVILLE/ZONE 4 3,576 [Lauren Alaina]
21 19 NOW 63 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW 2,397 [James Arthur, Niall Horan, Camila Cabello]
— 42 HALSEY HOPELESS FOUNTAIN KINGDOM ASTRALWERKS 1,154 [Lauren Jauregui]
HDD’s Sales Plus Streaming Chart (69%)
— 1 PINK BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA RCA 111,150
— 2 GUCCI MANE MR. DAVIS ATLANTIC 32,488
4 3 POST MALONE STONEY REPUBLIC 17,275
— 4 BECK COLORS CAPITOL 16,696
3 5 LIL PUMP LIL PUMP THA LIGHTS GLOBAL/WARNER BROS. 15,928
6 6 A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE THE BIGGER ARTIST HIGHBRIDGE/ATLANTIC 14,604
7 7 LIL UZI VERT LUV IS RAGE 2 GENERATION NOW/ATLANTIC 13,944
— 8 JESSIE JAMES DECKER SOUTHERN GIRL CITY LIGHTS EPIC 13,609
8 9 IMAGINE DRAGONS EVOLVE KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE 12,618
10 10 ED SHEERAN DIVIDE ATLANTIC 11,825
5 15 KANE BROWN KANE BROWN (DELUXE EDITION) RCA NASHVILLE/ZONE 4 10,130 [Lauren Alaina]
38 28 HALSEY HOPELESS FOUNTAIN KINGDOM ASTRALWERKS 5,861 [Lauren Jauregui]