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NEW RELEASES: TURN IT UP TO 11 EDITION

Four albums may make a run for the top-selling spot on this week’s chart. New releases from Slayer, Bring Me the Horizon and Brett Eldredge will try to reach #1 on the album chart along with The Weeknd, in his third week. The Weeknd will hold on to #1 on the SPS chart this week. After a full weekend of sales, here’s a look at this week’s key debuts:

Slayer (Nuclear Blast America) 50-55k albums, 52-57k SPS
Bring Me the Horizon (Columbia) 47-52k, 50-55k
Brett Eldredge (Warner Music Nashville) 45-50k, 48-53k
Gary Clark, Jr. (Warner Bros.) 24-27k, 25-28k
Duran Duran (Warner Bros.) 17-20k, 18-21k
Jay Rock (Top Dawg Entertainment) 14-17k, 15-18k

In other news, Donald Trump wishes you a Happy Rosh Hashanah, which he plans to celebrate by delivering apples and honey to the white supremacist groups that have endorsed him.

ARETHA FRANKLIN,
1942-2018
The Queen of Soul is with her Lord. (8/17a)
THE WORLD SAYS FAREWELL TO ARETHA
The outpouring has been overwhelming. (8/17a)
STREAMING SONGS:
A LA "MODE"
That is totally sicko. (8/17a)
ARIANA PAYS TRIBUTE TO ARETHA
Two generations of natural women (8/17a)
FLIPPING THE DEMAND FOR HIP-HOP FASHION INTO ALBUM SALES
Merch is bigger than ever. (8/17a)
HITS' 32ND ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
Or as it's known in the trade-publishing world, Doorstop 2.0.
THE A&R EXECS
That stands for Artists and Repertoire, in case you were wondering.
PIZZA AND MARKETSHARE
I'm winning this one.
THE BOILER ROOM
It's the new tape room.
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