iTunes charts

iTUNES CHARTS: Look who’s back at #1 on this Friday morning. No big surprise to find Hova hovering over the field; what’s more intriguing is that Sara Bareilles is holding strong at #2, solidifying her status as a career artist with a still-growing fanbase. The Epic singer/songwriter has one of four debuts presently holding slots in the Top 10, the others being Miami MC Ace Hood (with his first for Cash Money/Universal), John Mayer (picking up pre-orders for his 8/20 Columbia release Paradise Valley) and Aussie balladeer Cody Simpson—though Atlantic’s answer to Jack Johnson was about to be overtaken by the latest collection from Razor & Tie’s Kidz Bop Kids franchise as the above graphic was being assembled. The singles chart, meanwhile, sports a pair of fresh faces in the beautiful and multitalented Anna Kendrick and crossing PoMo rookies Capital Cities, who signed with the perfect label, even if the spelling is slightly different. (7/19a)