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A MUSICAL DOORBUSTER (UPDATE)

K-Pop phenoms BTS hit #1 at iTunes over the holiday weekend with new single "Mic Drop [Steve Aoki Remix]" f/Desiigner (Bighit/RED), once again flexing their power at eliciting screams in the marketplace. The track has since dipped to #6 as "Havana" by SYCO/Epic breakout Camila Cabello rose to the top.

On the album side, the throughline is the holidays. RCA's yuletide champions Pentatonix are now at #2, just behind Taylor Swift's reputation, with A Pentatonix Christmas Deluxe; Interscope's Gwen Stefani takes #6 with You Make It Feel Like Christmas; indie fiddler Lindsey Stirling is #8 with Warmer in the Winter (Lindseystomp); Michael Buble's Christmas (Reprise) is #11; the NOW Christmas collection is #12; RCA's Trolls holiday set sits at #13 after a well-rated TV special; and Sia's Everyday Is Christmas (Atlantic) is #18.

In non-mistletoe news, blackbear's Monday morning release cybersex (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope) is #4, following Def Jam's new Fabolous & Jakakiss set, Friday on Elm Street, which is #3. The collaboration also boasts contributions from Swizz Beatz, Future and French Montana, among others; it's the biggest new release streaming at Apple Music as well. Disney's new Dia de los Muertos-themed Coco soundtrack moves up to #9 after the animated flick's big box-office bow. Black River Entertainment's Kelsea Ballerini is just outside the Top 20. 

Will PTX rule the yule again this year? Pour yourself some eggnog and don't touch that dial.

CRY THE TOP 20
Carrie is having a Pretty good first week. (9/20a)
NEW MUSIC FROM
LIL PEEP AND XXX
The two late rappers collaborated. (9/20a)
MMA PASSES SENATE, BIZ WHOOPS IT UP
Bill is one step away from becoming law. (9/20a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: THE BUCK STOPS HERE
Yeezy and Pump run to daylight. (9/21a)
MAROON 5 TAKES THE HANDOFF FROM SUPER BOWL
Interscope loves the gridiron. (9/20a)
RAINMAKERS
The ones making history now.
WHO'S NEXT?
Who will be the next big pub and label players?
THOUGHTS ON LUNCH?
Like, will it ever get here?
THE KIDS
They're leaning on the button.
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