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The Hot 100 continues with half of the top ten featuring Canadian men from Ontario. The Weeknd’s “The Hills” continues to top the chart for its 4th week with Drake’s “Hotline Bling” moves into the second spot. Sliding to third is Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean” (which topped the Mediabase Pop charts today – the first time he has a song that has done that. He also topped the BB Pop chart for last week). Former chart topper “Can’t Feel My Face” from The Weeknd is 6th and Shawn Mendes “Stitches” is 8th (used as a track on DWTS last week). Silento’s “Watch Me” is 4th (viral video of dancing football players), Fetty Wap’s “679” is 5th, R. City’s “Locked Away” featuring Voice Judge Adam Levine is 7th, Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” is 9th and Selena Gomez holds down the 10th position with “Good For You”. She is predicted to have the number one album for this week.
Two-thirds of homes with broadband stream music. That’s probably why streaming revenues for Record Companies in 2015 are up to $7.2B from $6.6B last year. Industry pundits predict that will go to $10.3B by 2020. Meanwhile, physical album sales are predicted to fall from $6.7B in 2015 5o $4.4B in 2020 (I think that is pretty optimistic).