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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.  

 

TOP 20: DEAD HEAT
Down to the wire. (6/28a)
STREAMS HIT BIG BENCHMARK
Merrily we roll along. (6/28a)
GREIN ON GRAMMYS, FIRST TAKES: BEST NEW ARTIST
The Whisperer returns. (6/28a)
LYOR'S NASHVILLE 4TH
Music City meets the Googletube. (6/28a)
GRAMMYS HEADING BACK TO L.A.
But first, a stop in the Big Apple. (6/28a)
WE KIDNAP A NASHVILLE SONGWRITER
...but then things go sideways, kinda.
HITS' 31ST ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
How will we fill the white space between those lovely, lovely ads?
WHAT WAS ON THAT PIZZA?
Dude, I feel weird.
STEVE MOTHERFUCKING MILLER
Show some respect.
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