Measuring where people are listening and discovering music:
- Artist chart: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis take over the #1 spot while Country artist Gary Allan makes the biggest move, catapulting into the Top 5 on this week’s Ultimate Artist Chart.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who currently own the top position on this week’s Ultimate Song Chart with the #1 juggernaut single “Thrift Shop,” take over the top spot on this week’s Ultimate Artist Chart as well, ending A$AP Rocky’s reign atop the chart. With the ever increasing radio and video support for the 5th and final single from The Heist, combined with two tracks in the Top 100 on iTunes Top Songs chart, the band moves to #1 on this week’s Ultimate Artist Chart. The single, which premiered on Mashable last August, has accumulated 65 million page views on YouTube, while being recognized as Billboard's best “Digital Gainer,” ranking #1 on the Digital Songs chart with 341,000 downloads, while amassing 1.68 million streams. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis also deserve special recognition for an accomplishment that hasn’t been reached in nearly 20 years. The Seattle hip-hop duo join ’90s folk/pop singer Lisa Loeb in the elusive club of artists who reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 without a label.
Gary Allan scores the biggest chart move, jumping 68 positions into the Top 5 on this week’s Ultimate Artist Chart. The combination of sales and radio support combined with a high-profile TV appearance, special pricing and massive video views all helped propel the country music artist’s dramatic move up the chart, leaping from #73 to #5. Sales for Allan’s 9th studio album, Set You Free, were in excess of 106,000 copies in its first week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan, which gave Allan his best opening sales week in his 17 year career. With CD’s from physical retailers comprising 64% of the first week sales, the album also did well at e-tail hitting the Top 30 on this week’s iTunes album chart. Also helping Allan's cause this week, the debut single from his new album, “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain),” reached #1 on the monitored Country Airplay charts, which in part was fueled itself by his VEVO channel which has 30,000+ subscribers and over 35 million video views. Not to be over looked is Allan’s appearance on NBC's The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (Jan. 23) as well as the special promotional sale pricing at various retailers like Target, Best Buy and iTunes where Set You Free sold for $9.99, while Walmart promoted the album for a penny more ($10).
To view the Ultimate Song Chart - Chart Synopsis (week of 1.31.13) - here!
Artist Chart Top 20:
1 - 2 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Macklemore/Capitol)
2 - 3 Taylor Swift (Big Machine/Republic)
3 - 9 The Lumineers (Dualtone)
4 - 5 Bruno Mars (Atlantic)
5 - 73 Gary Allan (MCA Nashville)
6 - 1 A$AP Rocky (RCA)
7 - 23 Lil Wayne (YMCMB/Republic)
8 - 7 Rihanna (SRP/Def Jam/IDJMG)
9 - 8 Justin Bieber (SchoolBoy/Raymond Braun/Island/IDJMG)
10 - 11 Maroon 5 (A&M/Octone/Interscope)
11 - 6 One Direction (SYCO/Columbia)
12 - 12 Will.I.Am (Interscope)
13 - 13 Imagine Dragons (Interscope)
14 -17 P!nk (RCA)
15 - 16 Mumford & Sons (Gentlemen of The Road/RED/Glassnote)
16 - 4 Justin Timberlake (RCA
17 - 14 Adele (XL/Columbia)
18 - 10 PSY (YG)
19 - 26 Alicia Keys (RCA)
20 - 21 Swedish House Mafia (Astralwerks/Capitol)
(printed with permission by BigChampagne Media Measurement)
To view the full Ultimate Chart - here!
What is the Ultimate Chart: The Ultimate Chart is derived from an aggregation of relevant and timely metrics about music everywhere -- including, Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, VEVO, Pandora,Clear Channel, MySpace, Facebook, Yahoo, AOL and many, many others. Based on a scalable technology platform developed over more than ten years, billions of points of data, online and off are collected and analyzed. Real people then grade the computers' work to ensure accuracy. The Ultimate Charts collect more relevant information from more sources than anyone ever has.