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TOP 20: GREAT SCOTT

Travis Scott could be headed for the year’s second-largest debut, behind Drake’s 732k and just ahead of Post Malone’s 461k. The top eight titles this week are all hip-hop, with two soundtracks rounding out the Top 10. Among those soundtracks is The Greatest Showman, which has remained in the Top 10 since the movie came out in December of last year.

  1. *Travis Scott (Cactus Jack/Grand Hustle/Epic) 455-470k Total, 175-185k Albums
  2. Drake (YMCMB/Republic) 126-131k, 10-12k
  3. Post Malone (Republic) 53-58k, 4-5k
  4. *Mac Miller (Warner Bros.) 55-60k, 21-24k
  5. *YG (Def Jam) 52-57k, 7-8k
  6. Juice WRLD (Grade A/Interscope) 37-40k, <1k
  7. XXXTentacion (Bad Vibes Forever) 35-38k, 1-2k
  8. Cardi B (Atlantic) 33-36k, 1-2k
  9. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Capitol) 27-30k, 16-18k
  10. The Greatest Showman (Atlantic) 26-29k, 14-16k
  11. *Moneybagg Yo (N-Less/Interscope) 23-26k, 6-7k
  12. Luke Combs (River House/Columbia Nashville) 22-25k, 5-6k
  13. Kenny Chesney (Blue Chair/Warner Bros. Nashville) 21-24k, 15-17k
  14. Lil Baby (QC/Motown/Capitol) 19-22k, <1k
  15. Post Malone (Republic) 19-22k, 1-2k
  16. Wiz Khalifa (Atlantic) 18-20k, <1k
  17. Maroon 5 (222/Interscope) 18-20k, 1-2k
  18. XXXTentacion (Bad Vibes Forever/Empire) 18-20k, <1k
  19. Imagine Dragons (Kidinakorner/Interscope) 17-19k, 5-6k
  20. Ed Sheeran (Atlantic) 17-19k, 3-4k

Oh, and Happy National Lighthouse Day, which our own Todd Hensley is celebrating by falling asleep on his boat.

ARETHA FRANKLIN,
1942-2018
The Queen of Soul is with her Lord. (8/17a)
THE WORLD SAYS FAREWELL TO ARETHA
The outpouring has been overwhelming. (8/17a)
STREAMING SONGS:
A LA "MODE"
That is totally sicko. (8/17a)
ARIANA PAYS TRIBUTE TO ARETHA
Two generations of natural women (8/17a)
FLIPPING THE DEMAND FOR HIP-HOP FASHION INTO ALBUM SALES
Merch has become an important tool in boosting sales. (8/17a)
HITS' 32ND ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
Or as it's known in the trade-publishing world, Doorstop 2.0.
THE A&R EXECS
That stands for Artists and Repertoire, in case you were wondering.
PIZZA AND MARKETSHARE
I'm winning this one.
THE BOILER ROOM
It's the new tape room.
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