Measuring where people are listening and discovering music:
– Artist chart: Change is in the air, as there is also a new #1 on the Ultimate Artist Chart this week as well, the fifth in as many weeks. Taking both the top spot and the biggest leap up the chart is Wiz Khalifa, who has certainly been nothing short of a man on a mission! Showcasing his current single, “Remember You” featuring Canadian R&B singer The Weeknd, Khalifa touched as many stages as possible this past week, with appearances on MTV‘s 10 on Top and the Wendy Williams Show as well as receiving the slide-show “feature” treatment in Billboard magazine. Propelled by 140,000+ scanned copies of his sophomore studio album, O.N.I.F.C., in its first week of at retail, Pittsburgh’s native son flew up the artist chart, moving #65 – #1 (+64). Not to be overlooked is the country music duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, also-known-as the Florida Georgia Line, who hold the distinction of having the highest album sales for a “new” country artist this year. Recently signed to Republic Nashville, the band first debuted in the Top 20 of the Ultimate Song Chart on October 18, and has been increasing their profile with each passing week. Capitalizing on that momentum, the duo, who’s first single “Cruise” reached #1 at Country radio, combined with 63,000+ scanned copies since the December 4th release of their first studio album, Here’s to the Good Times, took a “Cruise” up the Ultimate Artist Chart this week, moving from #58 – #14 (+44).
To view the Ultimate Song Chart – Chart Synopsis (week of 12.13.12) – here!
Artist Chart Top 20:
1 – 45 Wiz Khalifa (Rostrum/Atlantic/RRP)
2 – 9 Bruno Mars (Atlantic)
3 – 7 Taylor Swift (Big Machine/Republic)
4 – 2 Rihanna (SRP/Def Jam/IDJMG)
5 – 19 Ke$ha (Kemosabe/RCA)
6 – 8 Justin Bieber (SchoolBoy/Raymond Braun/Island/IDJMG)
7 – 6 Will.I.Am (Interscope)
8 – 3 PSY (YG)
9 – 1 Alicia Keys (RCA)
10 – 10 The Lumineers (Dualtone)
11 – 17 Michael Buble (143/Reprise)
12 – 12 One Direction (SYCO/Columbia
13 – 15 Maroon 5 (A&M/Octone/Interscope
14 – 58 Florida Georgia Line (Republic/Nashville)
15 – 4 Phillip Phillips (19/Interscope)
16 – 14 Adele (XL/Columbia)
17 – 16 Mumford & Sons (Gentlemen of The Road/RED/Glassnote)
18 -13 P!nk (RCA)
19 – 20 Rod Stewart (Verve)
20 – 5 Nicki Minaj (Young Money/Cash Money/Republic)
(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.