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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 TUNES IN
New label bosses, Grammys, must-see TV, more. (1/17a)
HAS NEW COLUMBIA BOSS PERRY INKED HIS FIRST MAJOR ACT?
A new era of signings begins. (1/17a)
THE GRAMMY PERFORMERS KEEP ON COMIN'
Kendrick, U2, Sam... (1/17a)
WOMEN
ON THE WAY
Promotions across the pond make waves. (1/17a)
GRAMMY WHAMMY
Who's performing, for reals.
PLUGGING INTO POWER
Which major pop figure is pondering a move into politics?
BUILDING A BETTER PIZZA
Let's talk crust.
I'M A STABLE GENIUS
Pass the Big Macs.
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