Feb 5th 16: Zayn Arrives - Rihanna Fails - Carnival & SSIO Invades

2016 counts six chart issues–three of them Stimme by EFF were the most sold single. Meaning this is the best performing #1 of the current year so far.
More spectacular it is this the 40th consecutive week with a European at the top of the list. That is a feat not seen since 25 years.
A further statistical story from the top is the static Top 4 which is the first time since November past year.

At #5 the highest new entry comes in. It is former OneDirection member Zayn Malik with his first solo single. Pillowtalk directly shoots into the top 5–a feat the boy group never managed to do. Indeed their only #10 entry with Drag Me Down came after the split with ZAYN.

New inside the top 10 also is Jonas Blue Feat. Dakota and their take on Fast Car. The remake lands at #7 in its third chart week. One week more inside the list and now landing inside the top 10 Alan Walker lands his Faded at #8.
These new arrivals kick out long selling German productions like Robin Schulz and Glasperlenspiel which brings a situation last seen in early March past year with only one German production inside the top 10. Most time of 2015 we had four, five or even six and seven German productions there.

One of the stories of the week is a story about a fail. Rihanna's new album Anti clearly misses the taste of the masses. #7 in the UK and #12 in Germany in its first week is far and away from what could be expected. Single Work (featuring Drake) also clearly misses the top with stopping at #23. Is that the result of her very ambitious campaign for the album?

Youtube-Star Lamiya launched her first single Glow. It starts chart life at #26.

Carnival season launches its hits since a few weeks. The week before the ultimate party the amount increases as there are:
Warum hast du nicht nein gesagt by Roland Kaiser & Maite Kelly re-enterin #56
Jeck Yeah! by BRINGS new at #59
Leev Marie by Paveier new at #75–after an eight years long abstinence the band is back with a second chart entry
Kölsche Jungs by BRINGS re-entering #80
Polka, Polka, Polka by BRINGS re-entering #95

Leader of the album list is SSIO with 0,9. He also is the first living artist in 2016 who can launch simultaneous new entries on the song survey. Leading the bunch of six is Ich fibicke jeden at #61.