The new track from WMG’s Clean Bandit and SYCO’s X Factor 2015 winner Louisa Johnson, “Tears,” has shot to #5 on the U.K. Official Singles Chart at the midweek stage, thanks in part to a storming performance on Simon Cowell’s hugely popular TV talent show, Britain’s Got Talent, Saturday night on ITV.
Yea, you guessed it. Drake's "One Dance" (YMCMB/Republic) holds the #1 spot at all three of our represented Spotify charts (worldwide, U.S. and U.K.) for a sixth week. Meanwhile, his "Too Good"—a beloved album cut with Rihanna—joins the U.S. and global Top 10s; it entered in the U.K. last week. That means Drizzy now has four songs in the stateside Top 10 and two worldwide.
Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse scored biggest at the domestic box office with $65m from the three-day holiday weekend. Although the number does fall within the studio's predictions, it happens to mark only the sixth most successful three-day cume in the franchise's history. The only other debut in the Top 5—Alice Through the Looking Glass—landed at #2 with $28m, bringing Disney right up to about $4b earned at the global box office so far this year.
Epic's Fifth Harmony will have the #1 song at Top 40 as "Work From Home" (SYCO) ascends to the top, while YMCMB/Republic's Drake successfully fends off G.O.O.D./Def Jam's Desiigner for #1 at Rhythm and at Modern Rock, The Lumineers are on pace to be the new #1 with "Ophelia" (Dualtone)...
Windowing—a term long used by the film industry—has been adapted by the music business to denote the granting of exclusives to premium streaming services. In his latest column, our industry insider details some of the iterations of windowing that the majors are experimenting with in their efforts to maximize streaming’s vast potential.
DRAKE STILL WEARING SPS CROWN
Ariana-Drake battle is down to the wire. (5/31a)
"OPHELIA" VISITS BARBARATOWN
The Lumineers go #1 Alt. (5/31a)
JOHNSON'S "TEARS" ON A TEAR IN U.K. (UPDATE)
Simon Cowell has another starlet on his hands. (5/31a)
NEW RELEASES: THAT'S A RAP, RAPTORS
Drake's team lost, but he's still undefeated. (5/31a)