Year in Music 2017
The Year in R&B/Hip-Hop Charts: Drake Three-Peats as Top Artist, Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' Is Top Album
The Year In Latin Charts: Daddy Yankee, 'Despacito,' Shakira & Ozuna Lead
The Year in Dance/Electronic Charts: The Chainsmokers, Marshmello & Calvin Harris Score
The Year In Social & Streaming Charts: BTS, 'Despacito,' Kendrick Lamar & More
Kylie, Blue Take Control On U.K. Charts
Kylie Minogue's "Slow," the first single from her new Parlophone album "Body Language," went straight to No. 1 on the new British chart yesterday (Nov. 9). It's Minogue's seventh chart-topper in BritaKylie Minogue's "Slow," the first single from her new Parlophone album "Body Language," went straight to No. 1 on the new British chart yesterday (Nov. 9). Meanwhile, U.K. male pop quartet Blue debuted at the top of the album chart with its third set, "Guilty" (Innocent/Virgin).
"Slow" is Minogue's seventh chart-topper in Britain, a run spanning close to 16 years since "I Should Be So Lucky" went to No. 1 in February 1988. East London hip-hop posse Blazin' Squad entered the singles chart at No. 2 with "Flip Reverse" (East West), while chart fixture Robbie Williams saw a more modest No. 10 start for the fourth single from his "Escapology" album, "Sexed Up" (Chrysalis).
There was a No. 14 entry for R. Kelly's "Step in the Name of Love"/"Thoia Thoing" (Jive), followed by Welsh rock act Lostprophets at No. 17 with "Burn Burn" (Visible Noise), the group's first top-20 single.
The Blue album unseated R.E.M.'s "In Time" compilation (Warner Bros.) from the top of the chart, while Bon Jovi's "This Left Feels Right" (Mercury) gave the veteran American rock act its ninth U.K. top-10 album by bowing at No. 4. The band's last two albums reached No. 2 but the five previous releases were all U.K. No. 1s. There's a No.12 entry for British pop act Liberty X's "Being
Dido's "Life For Rent" (Cheeky/Arista) is in a fifth week at No. 1 on the European Top 100 Albums chart, fending off the R.E.M. album. Black Eyed Peas' "Where Is the Love" (A&M) logs a sixth week at No. 1 on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles survey.