Today’s thread is brought to you by the numbers 1, 5, 431 and 6,500,000.
Pentatonix is in the running for the number one album of the week with Demi Lovato. The former X-Factor US judge is likely to come out on top on the combined chart due to her higher streaming and single numbers, but Pentatonic is likely to top the album sales chart.
Canadians continue to hog half the spots in the Hot 100 top 10 with The Weeknd’s “The Hills” returning to the top spot for its 5th non-contiguous week. Drake’s “Hotline Bling” holds the number 2 spot with Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean” parked in 3rd. Shawn Mendes’s “Stitches” moves up to 5th based on strong radio play while The Weeknd’s summer hit “Can’t Feel My Face” settles down into 7th. Non-Canadians include Fetty Wap’s “679” at 4th, Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” at 6th, R City’s “Locked Away” featuring Voice judge Adam Levine is 8th, Silento’s “Watch Me” is 9th and Selena Gomez’s “Good for You” is 10th.
There are 431 nominees eligible for the Best New Artist this year. The names include Tori Kelly, but not Pentatonix because they’ve already won a Grammy. Meghan Trainor and Hozier would have been disqualified with last year’s rules, but this year brings new rules. Even though they were nominated in major categories last year, they are still eligible for BNA (which they could not be nominated for last year because their albums were not out yet). David Duchovney from X-Files made the list of nominees as well.
Apple finally announced the subscription results for their streaming service. They have 15M subscribers with 6.5M of them paying. Compare that to Spotify (which has been around much longer) who has 75M members with 20M of them paying for the service.