Measuring where people are listening and discovering music:
- Song chart: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” carries through for a second week at the top of the Ultimate Song Chart this week, Alicia Keys returns to the Top 20 with “Girl On Fire” and Lil Wayne vaults into the Top 5 this week with “Love Me,” scoring the charts biggest move of the week.
The momentum for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' “Thrift Shop” continues to rise, as the band sits atop the Ultimate Song Chart for a second week. Feeding the band’s #1 run are their social media efforts, video views, retail and digital downloads, which have ultimately resulted in double-platinum status a month after the single was certified platinum. The Seattle duo’s ode to bargain shopping is Top 10 iTunes Top Songs chart, supported by 2 songs in the top 5 on the genre specific iTunes Hip Hop chart as well as being #1 on Amazon’s Top Seller’s chart, spending 100+ days in the Top 100. The track is also spreading its wings across multiple radio formats, showing significant airplay increases. Top 40 radio added 1800+ new spins, raising its airplay total to 9000+ monitored plays per week. The track remains at #1 on radio’s Rhythmic chart with 5500+ plays-per-week, gaining just under 1000 new spins over last week as well as being Top 50 at Urban and Top 15 at Alternative radio. The video has gained nearly 14 million views since last week, rising to 84+ million and complimented by almost 600,000 “Like” votes being cast, an increase of almost 100,00 since last week. The fifth and final single from the album The Heist also saw 1.86 million streams, an increase of 10%, according to Nielsen BDS. “Thrift Shop” also leads On-Demand Songs with 1.71 million on-demand streams, an increase of 11%, rewriting the band’s own record for the most weekly on-demand streams. (On-Demand Songs includes data from subscription services Spotify, Rdio, Muve Music, Slacker, Rhapsody and Xbox Music.) As such, “Thrift Shop” sold another 357,000 downloads this week, an increase of 5% from the week prior, bringing their total to 2.3 million in digital sales to date.
Fresh off the heels of her performance at President Obama’s inauguration as well as building anticipation of her forthcoming Superbowl XLVII performance of the national anthem, Alicia Keys’ makes a return to the Top 20 on this week’s chart at #17 with the title track from her 5th studio album. The Ultimate Song Chart Top 10 track was last on the chart the week of December 13th, 2012, reaching its peak position of #10 with the song’s “Inferno Version” featuring Nicki Minaj, the week prior. Supporting the songs resurgence, “Girl On Fire” has also returned to the Top 20 on both iTunes Top Songs and iTunes Top Videos charts as well as rising to #1 on iTunes genre specific Top Soul Songs chart. In addition, the albums lead single is #15 on Amazon’s Top Seller’s chart, logging 130+ days in the Top 100. Terrestrial radio continues its support of the multiple Grammy winner as well, with Top 40 radio giving “Girl On Fire” more than 7500+ plays-per-week complimented by Hot AC radio spinning the record just under 2200 times for the week. Rounding out the picture, “Girl On Fire” has almost 70 million views between the official video, the “Inferno version”, the audio only and the lyric video, with more than 270,000 “Like” votes cast. Alicia Keys next television appearance will be a joint performance, teaming with Maroon 5 for at this year’s Grammy awards.
Lil Wayne makes a dramatic leap into the Top 20 on this week’s Ultimate Song Chart, vaulting from #38 to #4 (+34) with the track “Love Me.” Lil Wayne’s dramatic rise this week can be attributed to radio airplay in addition to sales at e-tail. “Love Me” has already spent 15+ days in the Top 100 on Amazon’s Top Seller’s chart. The single, which features Drake and Future is also Top 25 at Rhythmic formatted radio stations, gaining an additional 300+ plays-per-week from last week, rising to 1600+ spins. The week’s biggest mover on the Ultimate Song Chart also saw a nice increase in monitored airplay at Urban formatted stations, where the Top 15 track is spinning more than 1900+ times for the week, according to Mediabase. Digitally, “Love Me” the third single from his upcoming tenth studio album I Am Not a Human Being II saw sales of 171,000 in its first full week of availability.
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Song Chart Top 20:
1 - 1 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz "Thrift Shop" (Macklemore/Capitol)
2 - 3 Taylor Swift "I Knew You Were Trouble" (Big Machine/Republic)
3 - 5 Will.I.Am & Britney Spears "Scream And Shout" (Interscope)
4 - 38 Lil Wayne feat. Drake & Future "Love Me" (YMCMB/Republic)
5 - 6 The Lumineers "Ho Hey" (Dualtone)
6 - 4 PSY "Gangnam Style" (YG)
7 - 7 Bruno Mars "Locked Out Of Heaven" (Atlantic)
8 - 2 Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z "Suit & Tie" (RCA)
9 - 8 Swedish House Mafia "Don't You Worry Child" (Astralwerks/Capitol)
10 - 10 Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj "Beauty And A Beat" (SchoolBoy/Raymond Braun/Island/IDJMG)
11 - 9 Rihanna "Diamonds" (SRP/Def Jam/IDJMG)
12 - 11 Phillip Phillips "Home" (19/Interscope)
13 - 17 Maroon 5 "Daylight" (A&M/Octone/Interscope)
14 - 13 A$AP Rocky "F**ckin Problems" (RCA)
15 - 14 Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch "Sweet Nothing" (Deconstruction/Columbia)
16 - 15 P!nk "Try" (RCA)
17 - 23 Alicia Keys "Girl On Fire" (RCA)
18 - 18 The Script f/Will.I.Am "Hall Of Fame" (Epic)
19 - 12 Pitbull feat. TJR "Don't Stop The Party" (Mr. 305/Polo Grounds/RCA)
20 - 21 Maroon 5 "One More Night" (A&M/Octone/Interscope)
(printed with permission by BigChampagne Media Measurement)
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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.