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A dish of cranberry sauce to Republic's Monte Lipman for scoring three of the top six, including Swift.

1D’s HOME RUN!!

One Direction Lands at #1 with 536k+, Twilight, The Weeknd, Soundgarden, Christina Aguilera, Lana Del Rey and Green Day Debut Top 10
The British are still coming. Syco/Columbia teen heartthrobs One Direction’s sophomore album, Take Me Home, scores a #1 debut, with nearly 540k in sales, the third-highest debut of the year after Taylor Swift and Mumford & Sons.

The U.K. boy band is one of seven debuts in this week’s Top 10, with the lone holdovers Big Machine’s Taylor Swift (#2), Verve’s Rod Stewart Merry Christmas Baby album (#5) and Capitol’s Now 44 (#8).

Chop Shop/Atlantic’s Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2 (#3), XO/Republic’s The Weeknd (#4), Seven Four/Republic’s Soundgarden (#6), RCA’s Christina Aguilera (#7), Interscope’s Lana Del Rey Paradise EP (#9) and Reprise’s Green Day Dos album (#10).

A dish of cranberry sauce to Republic's Monte Lipman for scoring three of the top six, including Swift.

Other Top 50 newcomers include Reprise’s Deftones (#11), Syco/Columbia’s Susan Boyle (#12), RCA’s Whitney Houston Best of (#15), UMe’s Rolling Stones Grrr! Greatest Hits (#18), Blaster/WB Nashville’s Aaron Lewis (#29), Hear Music’s Holidays Rule compilation (#42), Madison Gate’s Pentatonix (#43), FearlessMotionless in White (#48) and Columbia’s Trent Reznor project, How to Destroy Angels (#50).

Thanks to a new expanded edition, Lana Del Rey’s Born to Die re-enters at #36, while New Elektra’s Ed Sheeran is back at #49.

This week’s biggest double-digit gainers include the first One Direction album (#24-23, +39%), A&M/Octone’s Maroon 5 (#22, +34%), RCA’s P!nk (#20, +30%), Reprise’s Michael Buble (#21, +29%), Capitol Nashville’s Lady Antebellum (#16, +26%) and Verve’s Rod Stewart (#5, +21%)..

This week’s releases include Rihanna, Kid Rock, Led Zeppelin, Phillip Phillips, Keyshia Cole, Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull and Coldplay.

And now it’s turkey time.

SONG REVENUE:
’TIS THE SEASON
It's the most wonderful time of the year. (12/8a)
MEDIABASE ’22:
THE BIG RED #1
Red and Gray, more accurately (12/8a)
HIPGNOSIS' LATEST NUMBERS ARE REMERCKABLE
...and mesmerizing. (12/8a)
SWIFT, FUTURE LEAD 2022 RIAA TALLY
Of course they do. (12/8a)
GRAMMY NOMS:
THE LIST
For your consideration (12/6a)
GRAMMY HANDICAPPING
Who's likely to win in the major categories? We have no idea.
THE NEXT BIG PLAYER
in the catalog game is...
TRUMP CORP II
Totally less fraudulent than Trump Corp.
IS IT CHRISTMAS YET?
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