Tuesday Daily Number’s Thread – 11/17/15

Today’s thread is brought to you by the numbers 1-1-1-1, 2-2 and 96

Jordan Smith has finally pushed Adele out of the top spot on the download charts. I guess he will win The Voice. Okay.

But Adele is not worried because she is setting every record she can find and next week is going to blow the socks off of album sales. This week, she tops the BB Hot 100 for a third week with “Hello”. Actually, she tops 5 important charts this week – Hot 100, Radio, Digital, Streaming and On-Demand. “Hello” is only the third song to p all those charts at the same time – “Fancy” and “Uptown Funk” were the other two. “Hello” becomes the fastest song to make it to the top of the Radio songs chart taking only 4 weeks. Basically, Adele is snatching everything.

Slots 2-6 are owned by the Canadian men from Ontario – Drake’s “Hotline Bling”, Bieber’s “Sorry”, The Weeknd’s “The Hills”, Shawn Mendes’s “Stitches” and Bieber’s “What do You Mean”. Finally, at 7th, Americans get a chance with Fetty Wap’s “679” at 7th, Taylor’s “Wildest Dreams” at 8th, Meghan Trainor’s “Like I’m Going to Love You” at 9th and making her first appearance in the top 10 is Elle King with her “Ex’s & Oh’s”.

One Direction’s new album is set for a number one release in the UK, while Bieber is holding the lead in the US for his 6th Number one album. One Direction is also in the running for two categories of the BB Touring Awards – Top Tour and Top Draw. Any one who has seen our concert reports knows those 4 lads know how to fill a stadium.

There is a push on in the UK to get the Eagle’s of Death Metal’s cover of “Save a Prayer” to chart. It’s entered the UK’s mid-weeks and Duran Duran (who wrote the song) are promising to donate the proceeds to Paris based charities. Hits runs down the song’s success in Europe.

In other industry news:
Pandora is purchasing Rdio.
BB has an article about artist development – it’s becoming a pull rather than a push.

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