24th of Oct 2014: New Star Gregor Meyle

It is the third week for Meghan Trainor and her All About That Bass at the Top of the list. It is the same picture as in the UK where she follows Lady Gaga as the first American female that can spend three consecutive weeks at the top. In Germany it is R(ihanna) with Diamonds who occupied the top for three weeks as an American female artist. And if you look for a USAmerican female you have to got back to December 2011 when Lana del Rey placed her Video Games as the best selling single for three weeks.

Which one is the more successful casting format? The question for now gets an answer. Last issue it was Amoi seg' ma uns wieder by Andreas Gabalier which returned to number 9 after a contestant sang it on Das Supertalent. This week it is Keine ist wie du by Gregor Meyle which outsells last weeks success by landing straight at number 2. The song was performed by Björn Amadeus Kahl on the second blind audition show of The Voice of Germany on 10th of October 2014.
The song first was published as part of the album Meile für Meyle in 2012. It wasn't released as a standalone single but in May this current year Sarah Connor was performing the ballad on Sing meinen Song which gave her a number 12 entry and propelled the original recording into the charts at number 40. It was already the second best performing song for the singer. Now the recording rockets back and indeed eclipses everything the artist ever achieved in chart terms. Number 2 is the highest position for Gregor Meyle at all and after six years inside the professional music business his first Top10 entry ever.
The winner of next week shows some first muscles already in this list. On Thursday October the 16th Ben Dettinger performed his version on Sam Smith's Stay With Me which gives the single a sales boost. It rises 19–11 in its 23rd chart week collecting only the downloads on Thursday night itself. There is a good perspective that British Sam Smith will launch his second Top 10 hit in next weeks time.

Newly inside the Top5 Taylor Swift arrives. In the US her Shake It Off is already the second Nr.1 song–in Germany it is her best selling single so far peaking this week at number 5.

Sun Goes Downarrives inside the Top10 in its 4th chart week. It is already the third Top10 for Robin Schulz in this year alone. A year ago he was completely unknown. Undoubtedly he is the newcomer of the year.

The best selling album comes from German rapper Shindy. Of course there are three solo tracks that make it up in the singles list as well. Best performing Sterne is at number 40. Accompanying Bushido on this track now collects his 44th chart entry–the 22nd in this current decade. As an comparison Michael Jackson also had 44 chart hits in his whole career. The difference of course ist the success. Bushido since 2010 never reached the Top 10 having 17 consecutive chart entries not reaching the upper places of the list. Michael Jackson alone in Germany had have 20 Top 10 hits.

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