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CHART STORY: IT'S WAYNE'S WORLD

With more than 472k, Young Money’s Lil Wayne has officially topped the HITS Top 50 Chart with his long-awaited Tha Carter V—a follow-up to 2011’s IV. This marks the third biggest debut of the year, hopping over Post Malone (461k) to land behind Drake (732k) and Travis Scott (537k).

Three other debuts make this week’s Top 5. Def Jam’s Logic has the second-biggest bow in YSIV, which finishes with approximately 173k, powered by strong D2C. And Cher’s Dancing Queen (Warner Bros.) appears at #3 with 159k, while Kevin GatesLuca Brasi 3 (Bread Winners’ Association) enters at #4 with 71k.

There’s also Reprise’s Tom Petty: An American Treasure—a box-set collection of previously unreleased songs, alternate takes, deep cuts and live performances—which debuts at #10 with 35k.

As the Lil Peep-XXXTentacion posthumous collab “Falling Down” continues to sell and stream, X’s own sets are elevated on the Top 50 chart. 2018’s ? (Bad Vibes Forever) goes #15-12, while 2017’s 17 (Bad Vibes Forever/Empire) jumps #28-24.

And following The Greatest Showman’s HBO release, the Atlantic set rises #32-16. Other noteworthy movers include BTSLove Yourself: Answer (Bighit/Columbia)—now at #22—and Post Malone’s breakout album, Stoney (Republic), which surges #29-23 as the rapper announces his Posty Fest lineup and appears in new Call of Duty commercials. 

When it comes to marketshare, UMG leads with 64%, WMG follows with 26% and SME is #3 with 8%, while the indies claim 2%.

Streeting this week is Interscope’s A Star Is Born soundtrack, as well as projects from Fueled by Ramen’s twenty one pilots, Cactus Jack/G.O.O.D/Interscope’s Sheck Wes and EMI Nashville’s Eric Church. There’s also Drip Too Hard—a collaborative project by QC/Motown/Capitol’s Lil Baby, and Gunna.

As for the A Star Is Born movie, remember not to salt your popcorn. Your blubbering baby tears will have that covered.

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