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YOUR FIRST TOP 20
OF 2018

After a lackluster final week of 2017, the first Top 20 of the new year looks to be up about 10% vs. the first week of the year. The Hugh Jackman-led ST to The Greatest Showman (featuring songs from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, best known for La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen) will be the first #1 album of 2018.

  1. The Greatest Showman (Atlantic) 79-84k SPS, 64-69k Sales
  2. Ed Sheeran (Atlantic) 69-74k, 19-22k
  3. Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 54-59k, 26-29k
  4. Eminem (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) 42-46k, 22-25k
  5. Huncho Jack, Travis Scott & Quavo (Quality Control/Cactus Jack/Motown/Grand Hustle/Epic/Capitol) 42-46k, 3-4k
  6. G-Eazy (RCA) 40-44k, 7-8k
  7. Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) 39-42k, 14-16k
  8. Post Malone (Republic) 38-41k, 5-6k
  9. Imagine Dragons (Kidinakorner/Interscope) 37-40k, 15-17k
  10. Sam Smith (Capitol) 31-34k, 11-13k
  11. Khalid (Right Hand Music/RCA) 31-34k, 8-9k
  12. Lil Uzi Vert (Generation Now/Atlantic) 27-30k, 1-2k
  13. Chris Brown (RCA) 22-25k, 2-3k
  14. Lil Pump (Tha Global Lights/Warner Bros) 21-24k, 2-3k
  15. Garth Brooks (Pearl) 19-22k, 19-22k
  16. Demi Lovato (Hollywood/Safehouse/Island) 18-21k, 3-4k
  17. Quality Control (Quality Control/Motown/Capitol) 18-21k, <1k
  18. SZA (TDE/RCA) 17-20k, 3-4k
  19. Chris Stapleton (Mercury Nashville) 17-20k, 15-17k
  20. P!nk (RCA) 17-20k, 11-13k

In other news, we have already flubbed seven of our New Year's resolutions.

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LIL PUMP IS A FREE AGENT (UPDATE)
17 with a bullet (1/18a)
SWANSON TO EVP POST AT THE BUNNY
Onetime A&M assistants reunite. (1/18a)
WILL SPOTIFY BECOME A RIVAL TO THE MAJORS?
Picture the music-biz equivalent of Netflix. (1/18a)
THE GRAMMY WHISPERER PICKS MORE  KEY WINNERS
Grein does some genre-jumping. (1/18a)
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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