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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.  

 

GREER HEADING TO DEF JAM AS EVP MARKETING & COMMERCE
The times (and labels) they are a changin'... (8/16a)
TOP 20: KESHA
AND CARRY
Just how big is Rainbow's pot of gold? (8/16a)
VR AND THE BIZ: ROSE-COLORED GOGGLES?
Reality bites. (8/16a)
RATING THE BRITS
Ferdy on fire. (8/16a)
I.B. BAD: THE EVOLUTION OF MONEYBALL
When Walter upped the ante... (8/16a)
HITS' 31ST ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH
What we're eating. How long it took to arrive. How cranky we got.
A MASSIVE MIXTAPE?
Two giants of the form are rumored to be collaborating.
THE RETURN OF ROCK
Turns out it was just napping.
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