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Greyson Chance places 10 tracks on the QQ Music Western charts last week......Billie Eilish gets over 800K “pre-adds” on Apple Music.....Deezer’s #1 playlist “Les titres du moment” continues to dominate the platform’s playlist ecosystem @chartmetric #nerdout #musicdata

Show Notes

  • Highlights
    • Greyson Chance places 10 tracks on the QQ Music Western charts last week
    • Billie Eilish gets over 800K “pre-adds” on Apple Music, likely with American females under 25 according to Instagram
    • Deezer’s #1 playlist “Les titres du moment” continues to dominate the platform’s playlist ecosystem
  • Mission
    • Good morning, it’s Jason here at Chartmetric with your 3-minute Data Dump where we upload charts, artists and playlists into your brain so you can stay up on the latest in the music data world.
  • Date
    • This is your Data Dump for Monday March 25th 2019.
  • Charts
    • Texas-born, Oklahoma-bred Greyson Chance takes up 10% of the QQ Music Western charts for the week of March 14th to the 20th.
    • QQ Music, according to TechCrunch, is one of the largest music streaming platforms in China, with a reported 800M+ monthly active user base when grouped under the Tencent Music Entertainment umbrella. The Chinese tech conglomerate leverages QQ with its social network WeChat (which has over 1B users- that’s billion with a “b”) to provide the majority of its revenue in social media advertising, live-streaming virtual gifts and premium memberships along with traditional song sales and subscription-based revenue.
    • QQ updates a 100-song Western music chart every week with their listeners’ most-streamed tunes, and Greyson Chance got 10 tracks off his newly-released 12-track album “portraits” on the list.
    • The AWAL-backed crooner’s top 4 Spotify cities by monthly listeners are all in Asia, specifically Singapore, Quezon City in the Philippines, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur.
    • Not the only Westerner with an Asia-conscious strategy, the #1 spot on the same week’s QQ chart went to Bulgarian-Russian singer Kristian Kostov, who is currently competing in the Chinese TV singing competition series, 我是歌手, or translated, “I Am A Singer”. 
  • Artist Highlight in the News
    • Music Business Worldwide reported on Thursday last week that LA-based Billie Eilish racked up 800K plus album pre-adds on the Apple Music platform, showing a strong engagement with her audience looking forward to the March 29th release date.
    • Looking at the phenom’s Instagram follower demographics as of last month, the majority of those pre-adds are likely are coming from American females under 25.
    • Her IG handle, @wherearetheavocados, has likely racked up over 15M followers by the time you hear this, and has earned an average of 2.4M likes and 33K comments per post.
    • A little over 73% of those followers are female, with 64% of them under the age of 25. 3.1M of the female followers fall into the 13-17 year old age range, while 5.3M of them are in the 18-24 range.
    • Just over a third are based in the US, with New York City and LA being the two most popular, but São Paulo pulls into the #3 spot.
    • Some of her notable IG followers are Kendall Jenner at 107M followers and Katy Perry at 77M, and maybe they’re among Eilish’s Apple album pre-adds as well!
  • Playlist Round-Up 
    • “Les titres du moment” is the most followed playlist on Deezer, with 9.8M fans following the platform’s version of Today’s Top Hits on Spotify or Today’s Hits on Apple Music.
    • The #2 Deezer playlist is “Selección Editorial” focusing on Latin content, but it’s far behind at 6.6M fans, leaving the top playlist lots of room to enjoy its leading status.
    • “Les titres du moment”, or literally “Titles of the Moment”, currently sports 70 tracks that are mostly frontline-focused and featuring a 37% track add-ratio in the past month.
    • Unlike other top playlists on other platforms, this playlist regularly adds and removes tracks throughout the week, mostly from Tuesday to Saturday.
    • Almost ¾ of its historical tracks have remained on the list for one to six months, showing that it’s willing to host its more successful records for longer periods.
    • Currently, the #1 spot goes to electronic-tinged Belgian singer-songwriter Angéle, the #2 spot to the UK’s Sam Smith & American Normani, and the #13 spot goes to Puerto Rico’s Daddy if you’re looking for an internationally-focused, multi-lingual top hits playlist to mix things up, look no further.
  • Outro
    • That’s it for your Daily Data Dump for Monday March 25th 2019. This is Jason from Chartmetric, a free account is waiting for you at That’s chartmetric (no s) dot IO slash signup.
    • Happy Monday, see you tomorrow!

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