Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Chart Wise - MAJOR LAZER makes way for independent labels on Top 40

MAJOR LAZER, the electronic music group created by record producer Diplo, with current members Jillionaire and Walshy Fire becomes the first artist/group on an independent label to go top 5 at both Pop and Rhythmic in more than a decade (and maybe ever) with "Lean On."  The groups' music spans numerous genres, usually fusing reggae and dancehall with other dance genres. Diplo in an interview had said that Barbadian Pop singer Rihanna rejected the chance to record "Lean On" (more) a track he said, is a bigger worldwide hit than any of her recent songs.  See Top 40 and Rhythmic listing below:-

TOP 40: Weeknd Lands Back To Back #1's; Major Lazer Top 5; Demi top 10; Zedd Top 15; R. City/Levine, Derulo Top 20; Nathan Sykes Debuts

*THE WEEKND has now had back to back #1 songs as "can't Fell My Face" takes the top spot this week folloing "Earned It"
*MAJOR LAZER becomes the first artist on an independent label to go top 5 at both Pop and Rhythmic in more than in a decade (and maybe ever) with "Lean On"
*SELENA GOMEZ is nearing the top 5 as "good For You," featuring A$AP ROCKY, rises 8*-6* and is up and 1326 spins
*DEMI LAVATO goes top 10 with "Cool For The Summer"
ZEDD motors on into the top 15 with "Beautiful Now," featuring Jon Bellion, up 17*-15*
*In just their fourth week on the chart, R. CITY is top 20, rising 24*-17* with "Locked Away," featuring ADAM LEVINE, - up 1714 spins
*JASON DERULO is back in the top 20, up 23*-20* and climbing 828 spins
*ONE DIRECTION scores a huge 38*-26* move with "Drag Me Down" - up 1355 spins
*Former WANTED lead singer NATHAN SYKES lands the lone debut at 40* this week with "Kiss Me Quick"

Rhythmic: Weeknd #1 Rhythmic Again; Major Lazer, Fetty Wap Top 5; rich Homie Quan top 10; Weeknd "Hills" Climbs into Top 15

*THE WEEKND hold the top spot at Rhythmic, in addition to his #1 spot at Top 40 with "can't Feel My Face"
*MAJOR LAZER moves all the way from 7*-4* at Rhythmic with "Lean On" -up 647 spins
*Another song on an independent label, "My Way," by FETTY WAP featuring MONTY, climbs 8*-5* and is up 475 spins......

Billboard Reggae Albums Top 10 update

On the Billboard Reggae Chart new entry Joss Stone's "Water For Soul" is Number 1
"The Cure" by Jah Cure moves down after a three week hold at the top to #4.
"Count Me In" by Rebulution is #6 down from two last week and "Maestro" by Kymani Marley #9 from five last week.

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