Wednesday, April 04, 2012

One Direction's Performance At The Nickelodeon 2012 Kids' Choice Awards Helps The UK Boy Band Stay High Up In The USA's Billboard 200 Music Charts

From this Billboard 200 news article on the official Billboard website,
Last week's No. 1 album, "The Hunger Games" soundtrack, slips to No. 5 with 64,000 (down 64%) while One Direction's "Up All Night" falls 4-6 with 46,000 (down 16%). The latter's erosion was eased by the act's performance on the Nickelodeon "Kids' Choice Awards" on March 31.
You can read the full article here on the official Billboard 200 website.

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US charts: One Direction join The Wanted in Hot 100 top five

The Wanted and One Direction are rubbing shoulders on Billboard’s Hot 100 after simultaneously appearing in the chart’s top five for the first time.

In the battle of the British boy bands The Wanted are edging it currently, reversing a chart decline a week ago by moving back up 4-3 with Glad You Came whose weekly digital sales rise 24% to 209,000 downloads and US radio audience up 11% to 106 million.

However, hot on their heels are One Direction who continue to make rapid progress with What Makes You Beautiful, which lifts 9-4 and is the chart’s greatest gainer in terms of both digital and streaming. Its download tally is up 48% on the week to 294,000, taking cumulative US sales beyond 1 million to 1.1million, while on Billboard’s On Demand chart covering streaming activity the track climbs 11-7 with a 28% gain.

Glad You Came remains some distance ahead of What Makes You Beautiful on American radio, climbing 4-3 on Billboard’s Radio Songs airplay chart as the One Direction hit lifts 42-26. But the Syco act are making up ground with their radio audience growing 31% in a week to 42 million, while their US profile got a further big boost last week when they performed on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. They also have a second Hot 100 hit with One Thing re-entering this week at 75.

Sitting ahead of the two UK acts on the Hot 100 are Fun featuring Janelle Monae's We Are Young, which spends a sixth week at the top, and Gotye featuring Kinmbra’s Somebody That I Used To Know, which rises 3-2. Justin Bieber’s Boyfriend might have seen to be in contention for the top slot having debuted at two last week with the second-highest first-week sales for a download in history, but it now falls to five with its digital sales dropping 43% to what remains a very impressive 295,000 units.

Other Brits making progress on the countdown are Calvin Harris whose Feel So Close rises 14-13 and Ellie Goulding up 62-60 with Lights, while Adele’s Rumour Has It climbs 35-23. However, both Rolling In The Deep and Someone Like You disappear from the Hot 100 last week, the former after 65 weeks, the joint third longest in history behind Jason Mraz’s I’m Yours (76 weeks) and LeAnn Rimes’ How Do I Live (69 weeks).

As she holds at six on the Hot 100 with Starships, Nicki Minaj scores her second Billboard 200 number one with Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded debuting at the top with 253,000 sales. That compares to a first week of 375,000 for her first album Pink Friday, which entered at two in December 2010 and eventually climbed to one the following February.

As on the Hot 100, there are two UK acts in the Billboard 200’s top five with One Direction cropping up here as well. Having slipped 1-4-6, their debut Up All Night is now climbing again, regaining a place to five with sales rising 98% to 92,000. This increase, which takes the album’s cumulative US total to around 370,000, follows not only their Saturday Night Live appearance but also a performance on Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards.
You can read the full article here on the official Music Week website.Also, from From
It's back-to-back U.K. male vocal groups in the Hot 100's top five, as One Direction zooms 9-4 with "What Makes You Beautiful." The song claims dual Digital Gainer and Streaming Gainer awards, rising 5-4 on Digital Songs (294,000, up 48%) and 11-7 on On-Demand Songs (611,000, up 28%). On Radio Songs, the cut charges 42-26 (42 million, up 31%). The group performed Saturday (April 7) on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" (and even made an acting cameo in a skit). One Direction also sang and acted on the episode of Nickelodeon's "iCarly" that aired the same day.
You can read the North American music charts news article in full here on the official Billboard website

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