Your Music Data Dump from Chartmetric

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Summary

Five tracks stick around for 182 days on the Apple Music Daily Top 100 chart......Iggy Azalea drops her new single “Sally Walker” to 124K Genius views....The Apple Music “The A-List: Country” playlist sports a 26% new add ratio in the past month

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Show Notes

  • Highlights
    • Five tracks stick around for 182 days on the Apple Music Daily Top 100 chart
    • Iggy Azalea drops her new single “Sally Walker” to 124K Genius views
    • The Apple Music “The A-List: Country” playlist sports a 26% new add ratio in the past month
  • 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 Tues March 19th 2019.
  • Charts
    • Apple Music’s Daily Top 100 chart, which was initially rolled out in September 2018, shows the popularity of individual tracks on the platform, updating every 24 hours.
    • As of yesterday March 18th, not only one, but FIVE tracks hold the record for most days on the Global version of the chart at over half a year, or, 182 days to be exact.
    • “SICKO MODE” by Travis Scott, “Happier” by Marshmello & Bastille, “I Like It” by Cardi B/Bad Bunny & J Balvin, “Better Now” by Post Malone, and “Lucid Dreams” by Juice WRLD, have all apparently set up permanent homes on the Apple Music Global Daily Top 100.
    • While five tracks having such staying power is impressive, it’s not as surprising that four of them are from rappers: Apple Music has shown to be particularly strong platform for such artists, with 59 of the 100 entries on March 18th’s chart labelled as “hip-hop/rap”.
  • Artist Highlight in the News
    • Australian rapper Iggy Azalea releases her lead single “Sally Walker” on Friday March 15th.
    • After leaving her major label deal in 2018, Azalea is set to release her new album “In My Defense” as an independent artist with San Francisco-based EMPIRE Distribution.
    • The track “Sally Walker” has accumulated over 17M YouTube views in the three days since its release and is the #47 trending video on the platform and the #1 trending one in the Music category.
    • It also is the #2 top song yesterday on Genius at 124K views, and surely adding to Azalea’s total of 1200 followers of her Genius profile.
  • Playlist Round-Up 
    • One of Apple Music’s premiere country playlists is “The A-List: Country”, part of the platform’s high-profile A-List playlist series.
    • Updated every Friday, this week’s version currently has tracks from Jason Aldean, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett.
    • Out of the 60 current tracks, 13 of the them are with Sony Music, 11 with Universal Music and 7 with Big Machine Label Group.
    • As more than 75% of the playlist has been released within the past 18 months, we categorize this playlist as “frontline”, and while 26% of the playlist has been added in the past month, a handful of tracks have lived there for the better part of the year.
    • At its extreme, the sweet ballad “Beautiful Crazy” by North Carolina native Luke Combs has been on the list for 304 days.
  • Outro
    • That’s it for your Daily Data Dump for Tuesday March 19 2019. This is Jason from Chartmetric, if you want to dig into your data a little more, feel free to sign up for a free account at chartmetric.io/signup. That’s chartmetric (no s) dot IO slash signup.
    • Bye for now!


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