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YOUR NEW RELEASES (AND NEXT WEEK'S NUMBERS)
One-Day Sales and Next Week's Chart Forecasts

Physical copies of Kendrick Lamar’s How to Pimp a Butterfly are just now arriving in many stores, making today’s projections somewhat tenuous; those projections are likely to grow throughout the week. Here are this week’s key debuts, with both Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) numbers first, followed by albums:

Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) 350-375k SPS (300-325k albums)
Modest Mouse (Epic) 70-75k SPS (65-70k albums)
Marina & The Diamonds (Atlantic) 45-50k SPS (40-45k albums)
Sleeping With Sirens (Epitaph) 40-45k SPS (35-40k albums)
AWOLNATION (Red Bull) 35-40k SPS (30-35k albums)

 

DIGITAL DRIVES RECORD YEAR FOR WARNER MUSIC
Stop us if you've heard this story before. (12/8a)
RAG'N'BONE MAN NAMED BRITS
CRITICS' CHOICE
This chap is a comer, it appears. (12/8a)
EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: VINYL OUTSELLS DOWNLOADS
Money is no object to those who follow the needle in the groove. (12/8a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: STARBOY JUKEBOX
One artist, 18 tracks, $1.23m. (12/8a)
I.B. BAD: BETTING ON THE COME
Increased profits have triggered increased investment in A&R. (12/9a)
YEAR-END CHAMPEENS
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GRAMMY NOMS: SURPRISES
Stay tuned.
ANOTHER HISTORY LESSON
More jaw-dropping tales and pics from the archives.
STREAMING'S NEXT BIG PLAYER
It's not who you think.
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