• Sleepy Harlow and Walker Hayes Blessed the Music Chart with Their Music

    What you need to know about the Music Charts on July 30, 2021:

    The Most Influential Artists are     Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Glass Animals, and Lil Tjay

    The Most Streamed Artists are Ed Sheeran with 1.2M+ streams; Glass Animals, 993.3K+; Lil Tjay, 979.8K+; and Trippie Redd, 977.5K+.

    The Highest Earning Artists are Justin Bieber with $3.18K+ revenue; Bruno Mars, $3.00K+; Lil Tjay, $2.92K+; and Trippie Redd, $2.79K+.

    The Most Streamed Songs are “2055,” by Sleepy Harlow with 890.4K+ streams; “Over The Top,” by Smiley, featuring Drake, 888.2K+; “NOT SOBER,” by The Kid LAROI, featuring Polo G & Stunna Gambino, 884.4K+; and “Thot Shit,” by Megan thee Stallion, 845.4K+.

    The Highest Earning Songs are “Fancy Like,” by Walker Hayes with $2.55K+ revenue; “Yonaguni,” by Bad Bunny, $2.39K+; “Peaches,” by Justine Bieber, featuring Daniel Caser & Giveon, $2.38K+; and “Favorite Crime,” by Olivia, Rodrigo,  $2.13K+.

    The Most Streamed and Highest-Earning Artists are Ed Sheeran and Justine Bieber. Ed Sheeran has been the Most Streamed Artist since July 29, getting  1.2M+ streams after releasing his hit song Bad Habits on June 25. Justine Bieber has been the Highest-Earning Artist on July 28, earning $3.18K+ revenue after releasing their popular song Peaches on March 19. Ed Sheeran moved 0 positions in 31 days (0%) on the artist streaming chart, and Justine Bieber moved down 1 position in 30 days (-5%) on the artist revenue chart.

    The Most Streamed and Highest-Earning Songs are “2055” by Sleepy Harlow and “Fancy Like” by Walker Hayes. “2055” has been the Most Streamed Song since July 29, attaining 890.4K+ streams after being released on April 14. “Fancy Like” has been Highest-Earning Song since July 29, getting $2.55K+ revenue after it was released on June 4. “2055” moved up 3 positions in 7 days (13%) on the song streaming chart, and  “Fancy Like” moved up 13 positions in 22 days (38%) on the song revenue chart.

  • Olivia Rodrigo and Post Malone Back to Back Ranking in the Music Charts

    What you need to know about the Music Charts on July 29, 2021:

    The Most Influential Artists are     Justin Bieber, Post Malone, Cardi B, and J. Cole

    The Most Streamed Artists are J. Cole with 1.6M+ streams; Lil Baby, 1.5M+; Bo Burnham, 1.4M+; and Bruno Mars, 1.3M+.

    The Highest Earning Artists are DaBaby with $4.82K+ revenue; Bo Burnham, $4.08K+; Bad Bunny, $3.78K+; and Ed Sheeran, $3.49K+.

    The Most Streamed Songs are “Deja Vu,” by Olivia Rodrigo with 980.9K+ streams; “Leave the Door Open,” by Bruno Mars, 965.8K+; “Motley Crew,” by Post Malone, 964.9K+; and “NOT SOBER,” by The Kid LAROI, featuring Polo G & Stunna Gambino, 931.3K+.

    The Highest Earning Songs are “Motley Crew,” by Post Malone with $2.83K+ revenue; “NOT SOBER,” by The Kid LAROI, featuring Polo G & Stunna Gambino, $2.71K+; “Over The Top,” by Smiley, featuring Drake, $2.71K+; and “Thot Shit,” by Megan Thee Stallion,  $2.59K+.

    The Most Streamed and Highest-Earning Artists are J. Cole and DaBaby. J. Cole has been the Most Streamed Artist since July 28, getting  1.6M+ streams after releasing his hit song No Role Modelz on August 4, 2015. DaBaby has been the Highest-Earning Artist on July 27, earning $4.82K+ revenue after releasing their popular song ROCKSTAR on April 17, 2020. J. Cole moved up 3 positions in 31 days (16%) on the artist streaming chart, and DaBaby moved down 1position in 30 days (-7%) on the artist revenue chart.

    The Most Streamed and Highest-Earning Songs are “Deja Vu” by Olivia Rodrigo and “Motley Crew” by Post Malone. “Deja Vu” has been the Most Streamed Song since July 28, attaining 980.9K+ streams after being released on April 1. “Motley Crew” has been Highest-Earning Song since July 26, getting $2.83K+ revenue after it was released on July 9. “Deja Vu” moved down 4 positions in 30 days (-33%) on the song streaming chart, and  “Motley Crew” moved down 13 positions in 19 days (-443%) on the song revenue chart.

  • Ed Sheeran and Juice WRLD Continues to Rank in the Charts

    What you need to know about the Music Charts on July 27, 2021:

    The Most Influential Artists are     The Weeknd, Juice WRLD, Megan Thee Stallion, and Blackbear

    The Most Streamed Artists are Juice WRLD with 1.9M+ streams; Måneskin, 1.9M+; DaBaby, 1.7M+; and Post Malone, 1.7M+.

    The Highest Earning Artists are BTS with $5.28K+ revenue; Post Malone, $5.20K+; J. Cole, $4.92K+; and Lil Baby, $4.87K+.

    The Most Streamed Songs are “Bad Habits,” by Ed Sheeran with 1.1M+ streams; “Need To Know,” by Doja Cat, 1.1M+; “NOT SOBER,” by The Kid LAROI, featuring Polo G & Stunna Gambino, 1.0M+; and “Peaches,” by Justin Bieber, featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon, 1.0M+.

    The Highest Earning Songs are “Heat Waves,” by Glass Animals with $3.20K+ revenue; “Deja Vu,” by Olivia Rodrigo, $3.15K+; “RAPSTAR,” by Polo G, $3.08K+; and “Traitor,” by Olivia Rodrigo, $3.08K+.

    The Most Streamed and Highest-Earning Artists are Juice WRLD and BTS. Juice WRLD has been the Most Streamed Artist since July 26, getting  1.9M+ streams after releasing his hit song Wishing Well on July 28, 2020. BTS has been the Highest-Earning Artist on July 27, earning $5.28K+ revenue after releasing their popular song Dynamite on August 21, 2020. Juice WRLD moved up 7 positions in 31 days (39%) on the artist streaming chart, and BTS moved up 16 positions in 30 days (59%) on the artist revenue chart.

    The Most Streamed and Highest-Earning Songs are “Bad Habits” by Ed Sheeran and “Heat Waves” by Glass Animals. “Bad Habits” has been the Most Streamed Song since July 26, attaining 1.1M+ streams after being released on June 25. “Heat Waves” has been Highest-Earning Song since July 26, getting $3.20K+ revenue after it was released on June 29, 2020. “Bad Habits” moved up 1 position in 30 days (8%) on the song streaming chart, and  “Heat Waves” moved up 10 positions in 30 days (48%) on the song revenue chart

  • Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow Spices Things Up in the Music Chart

    What you need to know about the Music Charts on July 26, 2021:

    The Most Influential Artists are     Jon Pardi, Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Cat, and The Kid LAROI

    The Most Streamed Artists are Olivia Rodrigo with 8.2M+ streams; Doja Cat, 6.3M+; The Kid LAROI, 6.2M+; and Lil Nas X, 3.6M+.

    The Highest Earning Artists are Olivia Rodrigo with $25.3K+ revenue; The Kid LAROI, $20.2K+; Doja Cat, $18.5K+; and Lil Nas X, $11.9K+.

    The Most Streamed Songs are “INDUSTRY BABY,” by Lil Nas X, featuring Jack Harlow with 2.5M+ streams; “Imagine,” by John Lennon, 2.3M+; “Stay,” by The Kid LAROI, featuring Justin Bieber, 2.2M+; and “Good 4 U,” by Olivia Rodrigo,  2.1M+.

    The Highest Earning Songs are “INDUSTRY BABY,” by Lil Nas X, featuring Jack Harlow with $8.37K+ revenue; “Stay,” by The Kid LAROI, featuring Justin Bieber, $7.78K+; “Good 4 U,” by Olivia Rodrigo, $6.48K+; and “Kiss Me More,” by Doja Cat, featuring Sza, $4.75K+.

    The Most Streamed and Highest-Earning Artist is Olivia Rodrigo. Rodrigo has been the Most Streamed Artist and Highest-Earning Artist  on July 25, getting  25.3M+ streams and earning $25.3K+ revenue after releasing their hit song All Eyes On Me on June 17. Rodrigo moved 0 positions in 31 days (0%) on the artist streaming chart, and moved 0 positions in 30 days (0%) on the artist revenue chart.

    The Most Streamed and Highest-Earning Song is “INDUSTRY BABY” by Lil Nas X, featuring Jack Harlow. “INDUSTRY BABY” has been the Most Streamed Song and  Highest-Earning Song since July 24, attaining 2.5M+ streams and gets $8.37K+ revenue after it was released on July 23. “INDUSTRY BABY” moved up 94 positions in 3 days (99%) on the song streaming chart, and moved up 215 positions in 3days (100%) on the song revenue chart.

  • Justin Bieber Does Justice to the Music Charts

    On Friday, March 19, 2021, Justin Bieber released his sixth studio album, Justice, the last since his Changes, in February of last year, pre-pandemic. The album, powered by five singles, starting with the hit, “Holy,” featuring Chance the Rapper last September, has been tremendously popular and successful. With 16 tracks, Justice has dominated all the major metrics for the music industry since its release.


    According to Music Maven’s proprietary technology, which provides the most current and accurate data on the performance of all artists and songs in daily music charts, Justice has made Justin The Most Streamed, Highest Earning Artist, and Most Influential Artist. The fifth single, “Peaches,” featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon, released simultaneously with the album, is now the Most Streamed and Highest Earning Song.


    On the day of its release, Bieber racked up 26.2M streams and $72.9K in earnings for Justice. “Peaches” has streamed 5.1M times and has yielded $9.3K. Another track, only released on the album, and not a single, “As I Am,” featuring Khalid, was fourth most-streamed, with 2.2M streams, but second in earnings, with $6.7K. Since then, “Peaches” has held to the top of the song charts. While Bieber’s total streams have declined, as most often occurs in the days after a new release, to 16.2M daily streams, he remains far above, four times higher, than his closest competitor, Drake, who only has 4.2M streams from the release of his three-track EP, Scary Hours 2, on March 5.


    Taking together the pre-released singles, Justice is poised to be Justin Bieber’s most successful album to date. With 379M streams on Spotify for “Holy” since its release last September, and 351M for another single, “Lonely,” featuring Benny Blanco, since its release last October, other tracks like “Peaches,” with 31.6K in only a few days, Justice has much room to grow above its already strong performance.


    While none of these tracks is near billion-stream territory, Bieber has a record of accomplishment of reaching that billion-stream threshold. His “Love Yourself,” from 2015 has now been streamed 1.5B times on Spotify since its release. For now, with perpetual scarcity of new music at the top of the charts this year, Bieber’s Justice is poised to rule in streams and revenue through the near future.


    By Vince, March 25, 2021

  • Holy Rollers: Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper Top Song Charts with Holy

    This weekend, Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper released “Holy,” a song that speaks to the personal and spiritual crises that many face during the current economic and health crises. The song relied on their Christian faith to send a message of hope and love, and reinforced their dedication to religiously-inspired music that connects hip-hop, pop, and gospel. While this may seem like a risky gamble in a musical culture dominated by secular themes, “Holy” has been a tremendous success in the day since it was released on this past Friday, September 18.


    According to Music Maven’s proprietary technology, which provides the most current and accurate data on the performance of all artists and songs in daily music charts, “Holy” is now the Most Streamed and Highest Earning Song. “Holy” has also raised Justin Bieber to near the top of the artist charts, third after the late Juice WRLD and Pop Smoke.


    On the first day after its release, “Holy” quickly rose to the top of the song charts with 6.1M streams and $9.5K. That is a significant feat because it doubled the song that has been dominant since its release on August 7, “WAP,” by Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion, now with 3.1M streams. “Holy” moved “WAP” to second place in both streams and revenue.


    The theme and presentation of the two songs is a study in sharp contrasts. While “WAP” is a rollercoaster celebration of sensuality and worldly pleasure by two female rappers, “Holy” is a relaxed celebration of religious spirituality as a solution to material pain by two male performers in the guise of holy rollers. While you probably will not hear “WAP” played at Sunday Service, “Holy” is Church music that could easily be covered by a gospel choir and find approval by those at worship in their Sunday Best.


    In some ways comparable to Kanye West’s invocation of spirit in his Sunday Service Choir, his Jesus is King album from last year, and his single from this past summer, “Wash Us in the Blood,” featuring Travis Scott, the Bieber-Chance collaboration on “Holy” is unabashed about rhythms and lyrics with specifically religious themes. The song’s popularity is also proof that such music and themes have a very wide listenership, at least when released by artists with extremely high musical recognition and appeal.


    This does not come out of nowhere. Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper have publicly defined and defended their Christian commitments, including through their music. Bieber was raised as an evangelical Christian, and was baptized six years ago by a Pentecostal minister affiliated with Hillsong, a megachurch based in Australia. Chance the Rapper has long performed with gospel choirs, integrated religious themes into his music, and considers himself a Christian rapper. Both Bieber and Chance have become close friends with Kanye West, and both have performed with this Sunday Service Choir. They may represent a trend among some of the most successful artists towards explicitly Christian pop music.


    The video of the song is just as important for understanding the song’s success. With over 19M views on YouTube since its release, it is now the third most trending video on the platform. This means that far more have seen the video than streamed the song on audio-only.


    The video for “Holy” features Bieber as a young oil worker and his partner, played by Ryan Destiny, a health care worker who serves the elderly in assisted living. After the local oil plant is shut down, Bieber’s character is laid off, then evicted with Destiny’s character from their motel. They are then left to roam the streets homeless, until a uniformed serviceman played by Wilmer Valderrama picks them up and welcomes them to his home and family for a warm meal. They hold hands, pray, and break bread. This strengthens the love between Bieber’s and Destiny’s characters, and gives them hope.


    With unemployment, including those on Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, in the tens of millions, many can relate to the music video’s scenes. The song and video both provide a poignant reminder of the human toll of this economic crisis. The song’s simultaneous portrayal of a spiritual search and offering of a religious solution helps explain why “Holy” is now the top song in the nation.


    By Vince, September 20, 2020

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