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SONG REVENUE: HOPPED UP
Bad Bunny makes the most of his turn at bat. (5/20a)
TOP 20: KENDRICK
LEADS THE WAY
Another record-breaking debut week. (5/18a)
GREEN AS EVER
A think piece—cool! (5/19a)
FEET OF CLAY AND “TAPDANCING AROUND THE CONVERSATION”: KENDRICK LAMAR’S BREAKTHROUGHS
The K-Dot aesthetic examined (5/20a)
LNX BATHED IN STARLIGHT BY SHOF
23 with a bullet (5/19a)
SUPERSTAR RELEASES
Who's next?
MUSIC BIZ SPECIAL
It's Comic-Con for numbers geeks.
THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
A&R in overdrive.
Blighty Beat
U.K. CHARTS: ASTLEY NEVER GIVES UP
6/17/16

In a series of events no one could have predicted at the beginning of this week, “Never Gonna Give You Up” crooner Rick Astley (BMG) has pipped young Sony U.K. star Tom Odell to the Official Albums summit.

Astley’s 50— his first studio album in 11 years—has ended the week at #1, 3.7k combined chart sales ahead of Odell’s second album, Wrong Crowd (Columbia). It’s Astley's first #1 in 29 years.

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