June 23rd 17: Nimo Outsells KC Rebell & Summer Cem

This is the ninth week of Despacito by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee leading the German charts. In other years this would be a certain sign for a song becoming the hit of the year. In 2017 there was another hit already running 15 weeks on the top–do you remember Shape Of You? The song still ranks pretty at #9 in its 24th week. Meaning 2017 probably will got only a few #1 hits but the race of which one will be the best sold gets still unsolved.

By rising to #3 with Thunder the Imagine Dragons reach a new chart peak. So far their second chart entry Radioactive peaking at #4 for two weeks in 2013 was their biggest hit. Now their books has to be written newly. It is the eighth chart week for the song.

At #5 the new single by DJ Khaled enters as the highest new song this week. Wild Thoughts features Rihanna & Bryson Tiller. The Barbadian singer now gains her 25th top 10 hit and her 19th inside the top 5–as much as Depeche Mode collected in its whole carreer but one short of Madonna. With 208 top 10 weeks she is far and away the most successful artist who still is recording songs.

Every week there is a new German rap album on release. This week there are two storming into the top 5. At #5 Nimo stands with KiKi his second proper release. On the song list he beats everyone out by seeing his Heute mit mir flying 22–10. It is the best selling German rap track this week making him one of still a few rap acts that can achieve proper single hits. Six further tracks plus the collaboration with Capo also invading the list.
The number 1 album comes from KC Rebell x Summer Cem. Maximum also serves with some single hits. Best of all pre-released track Murcielago performs by jumping again 41–26. All in all the duo got nine tracks into the list.

How fragile this success is might be seen by having a look at Bushido. Only five out of the 14 tracks from past weeks invasion are able to spend a second week inside the list best performing still Papa tumbling 20–32.

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