Monday, June 17, 2024

Harry Styles New Album Going in One Direction on Charts Since Friday: Down



Where are all the One Direction fans? Harry Styles’ self titled album is going in exactly one direction since it was released on Friday: down.

Today, “Harry Styles” is at number 4 on iTunes after a three day run at number 1.

“Sign of the Times,” which was a bust upon release, had a flurry of movement after Harry’s “Today” show appearance. But it’s at number 7 right now. More importantly, none of the other tracks on the album are on the iTunes chart. With a Kendrick, Drake, Adele, Beyonce album, even a One Direction album, you’d see at least four or five tracks on the chart independent of the album. But none of them are moving.

Over at Spotify, “Sign of Times” is nearing 90 million streams. That sounds like a lot but it isn’t. On the Streaming Chart, “Sign” has languished around number 17 and never gotten higher.

Also on Spotify, “Sweet Creature” is up to 14 million sreams.  But the rest of the tracks are averaging at around 3.5 million streams. Very, very low.

Last week, on the Song Revenue chart, Harry earned just $65,000 from streams and downloads on “Sign of the Times.” The single was the 26th highest earner.

Radio is still waiting to kick in on “Harry Styles.” So far, it’s been a tough haul.

This week, Styles is on James Corden’s “Late Late Show” every night rather than Fallon, Kimmel, or Colbert.  This could be out of friendship with Corden (they’re Brits). But it also may point up disinterest from the earlier shows’ musical directors. Usually when you book the Today show and “SNL,” Fallon comes with it. Not this time.

 Here’s the clip from last night, which sounds remarkably like the record and all the other live shots:


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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