Measuring where people are listening and discovering music:
– Song chart: For the first time in 12 weeks, there is a new #1 on the Ultimate Song Chart. After an 11 week stranglehold on the chart’s top position, PSY has been dethroned by Bruno Mars, last years biggest selling male artist, with an amazing 53 million copies of his debut album sold world wide. The first release from his sophomore studio album, Unorthodox Jukebox is sky-rocketing up the terrestrial radio charts, gaining almost 1000 monitored spins this week at Top 40 radio alone. Complimenting these efforts, Mars has put in amazing live appearances on both the UK and US versions of the X-Factor in addition to a performance on MTV. Described as having ‘new-wave’ influences, “Locked Out Of Heaven” immediately calls to mind songs by The Police, The Romantics and even the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Two new tracks also make their debuts on the Ultimate Song Chart this week. New to the chart is Tamar Braxton, who rose to fame as part of the R&B group The Braxton’s. Capturing the #1 spot on the iTunes chart in its first week, plus appearances on the Wendy Williams Show helped the first single “Love And War” make an impressive debut on the Ultimate Song Chart this week at #7. The Voice television reality singing competition put a new contestant into the Top 20 of the Ultimate Song Chart this week as well. Hailed as one of the fresh new voices in the rock world, Terry McDermott brought the house down on this weeks show with another strong performance. His interpretation of Foreigner‘s #1 rock song “I Want To Know What Love Is” helped the Scottish rocker to a #16 debut on the Ultimate Song Chart this week.
To view the Ultimate Artist Chart – Chart Synopsis (week of 12.13.12) – here!
Song Chart Top 20:
1 – 4 Bruno Mars “Locked Out Of Heaven” (Atlantic)
2 – 2 Will.I.Am feat. Britney Spears “Scream And Shot” (Interscope)
3 – 1 PSY “Gangnam Style” (YG)
4 – 6 The Lumineers “Ho Hey” (Dualtone)
5 – 7 Rihanna “Diamonds” (SRP/Def Jam/IDJMG)
6 – 19 Taylor Swift “I Knew You Were Trouble” (Big Machine/Republic)
7 – D Tamar Braxton “Love And War” (Streamline)
8 – 12 Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj “Beauty And A Beat” (SchoolBoy/Raymond Braun/Island/IDJMG)
9 – 8 Ke$ha “Die Young” (Kemosabe/RCA)
10 – 5 Phillip Phillips “Home” (19/Interscope)
11 – 11 Maroon 5 “One More Night” (A&M/Octone/Interscope)
12 – 9 Flo Rida “I Cry” (Poe Boy/Atlantic)
13 – 10 Alicia Keys “Girl On Fire” (InfernoVersion) (RCA)
14 – 14 P!nk “Try” (RCA)
15 – 17 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz “Thift Shop” (Macklemore/Capitol)
16 – D Terry McDermott “I Want To Know What Love Is” (The Voice Performance) (Republic)
17 – 3 50 Cent feat. Eminem and Adam Levine “My Life” (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
18 – 16 Swedish House Mafia “Don’t You Worry Child” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
19 – 13 fun. “Some Nights” (Fueled By Ramen/RRP)
20 – 20 Florida Georgia Line “Cruise” (Republic Nashville)
(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.