2019-04-08 // Amazon Music's Newly Released Songs chart and Sara Bareilles trending on YouTube

Khalid kicks off Amazon Music’s Newly Released Songs chart for Saturday......American singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles gets extra YouTube views from a young artist in France.....chartmetric.io @chartmetric #nerdout #musicdata

  • Highlights
    • Khalid kicks off Amazon Music’s Newly Released Songs chart for Saturday
    • American singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles gets extra YouTube views from a young artist in France
  • 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 April 8th 2019.
  • Chart Highlight 
    • On Saturday, Amazon Music updated their Newly Released Songs daily chart, featuring mostly new music from the day prior.
    • 19 of the top 20 tracks were all released on Friday April 5th with the exception of Billie Eilish’s lead single “Bad Guy” off her latest album, which was released the week prior.
    • Newly Released Tracks isn’t explicitly ranked persay, but logging onto the service via a browser, it definitely gives a specific order top down, which is what we measure.
    • The chilled out track “Don’t Pretend” by Khalid feat. Toronto-based Safe leads off the list in the #1 spot, with the Jonas Brothers releasing their second single “Cool” since their comeback in the #2 position.
    • Pulling up third is none other than Smokey Robinson singing background vocals for California-native Anderson .Paak on the throwback R&B-influenced “Make It Better”.
    • Of the top 98 newly released tracks, 28 of them went underneath the Interscope Records imprint, which was in collaboration with both Grade A Productions, which is rapper Juice WRLD’s label, and of course, Billie Eilish’s label The Darkroom.
    • The fourth most occuring artist on the Amazon new songs chart was P!nk, with three tracks at the 32nd, 47th and 95th positions, including her power pop track “Walk Me Home” and scorned lover-themed “Hustle”.
    • Don’t think it’s all about American pop though, as the top 20 also included K-pop’s BLACKPINK in the #6 position with “Kill This Love” and Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn represent country in the 8 and 11 spots.
  • Artist Highlight in the News
    • Now in the #5 spot on that chart is California-born singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, who released on Friday the sparse, piano-driven “A Safe Place to Land” feat. John Legend.
    • The Grammy, Tony and Emmy-nominated Bareilles has led a very diversified career which has certainly spilled over into the digital music world.
    • With 6.2M Spotify monthly listeners and 1.1M followers, her listener to follower ratio is a healthy 6, placing her between Lady Gaga at about 5 and Billie Eilish at about 7.
    • She’s currently on 150 Spotify editorial playlists and 11 Apple Music editorial playlists. 
    • Her fun 2007 hit “Love Song” has still got lots of gas, being in the #85 position on the 100-track Songs to Sing in the Car Spotify playlist, which has a rapidly growing follower base of 7.7M, while “Love Song” also lives on the 6.1M follower playlist “All Out 00s” in the #61 spot.
    • The empowering 2013 single “Brave” has its own healthy life on Apple Music, featuring in Essential Motivational Songs in the #9 spot and the #6 position on Feminism Essentials.
    • Probably the most interesting data point of late for Ms. Bareilles is in her recent YouTube views in France: in the French syndicated version of the singing TV competition the Voice, a young contestant named Ursula, on March 30th, auditioned for the chair-turning judges Sara Bareilles’ single “Gravity”.
    • Ursula’s vulnerable and touching rendition of the 2007 track is most likely behind the 363% increase in YouTube views for Bareilles in the past month, as it went from 3.1K daily views to 14.7K on the same day of the episode airing….bonne chance Ursula, good luck in the competition!
  • Outro
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