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Q4 x 5: FINAL TALLY

A Pentatonix Christmas was the top-performing album released during the fourth quarter of 2016. The group’s second collection of holiday songs was the lone Q4 release to surpass a million units in the key sales-plus-streaming metric, outpointing The Weeknd’s Starboy by just under 40k. But Starboy dominated Q4 in the TEA and SEA breakdowns.  

In terms of pure sales, A Pentatonix Christmas finished #5 among all albums in 2016—despite being available for only the final 10 weeks on the year (it dropped 10/21).

The Q4 Top 5 is a varied assortment, encompassing retro-soul (Bruno Mars), straight-up hip-hop (J. Cole) and hard rock (Metallica) as well as pop and seasonal.  

 

I.B. BAD: FAKE NEWS
Max's next big move at WMG. (9/18a)
ROLLING STONE SEEKS A NEW OWNER
After half a century, Jann wants out. (9/18a)
WHAT'S MERCK
UP TO?
The future's in publishing. (9/18a)
SUPERFRUIT IN BLOOM (UPDATE)
PTX duo kicks it on Corden. (9/15a)
HOT NEW RELEASES
The Foos are flying. (9/18a)
HITS' 31ST ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
Big. Papery. Stupid.
PIZZA NOT DELIVERED
Someone's in trouble.
SAM SMITH'S STATEMENT
How he captures our moment.
THE BIGGEST RELEASE OF Q4
It's not what you think.
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