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Mid-Weeks

GRAMMY FEVER, SALES-PREDICTION AMBIGUITY EDITION: This week's midweek chart is expanded a bit and builds in a lot of speculation about who will get digital lifts from their Grammy performances this weekend. While this is based on historical sales trends and each title's sales base going into the weekend, please expect a greater than usual margin of error. Here's how things look with the Grammy weekend looming:

* Josh Groban (Reprise) 135-145k
* Tim McGraw (Big Machine) 95-105k
* Now 45 (Capitol) 80-90k
Mumford & Sons (Glassnote) 70-80k
Lumineers (Dualtone) 60-70k
Justin Bieber (Island/IDJ) 45-50k
Bruno Mars (Atlantic) 40-45k
Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 40-45k
* Red (Provident) 40-45k
2013 Grammy Nominees (Capitol) 35-40k
Andrea Bocelli (Verve) 35-40k
* Coheed and Cambria (Everything Evil/Hundred Handed) 30-35k
Pitch Perfect (UMe) 27-30k
Rihanna (Def Jam/IDJ) 27-30k
* Joe Budden (eOne) 27-30k
Gary Allan (MCA Nashville) 24-27k
Fun (Fueled By Ramen) 22-25k
Ed Sheeran (New Elektra) 22-25k
Kidz Bop Kids (Razor & Tie) 20-23k
Hunter Hayes (Atlantic) 20-23k
Frank Ocean (Def Jam/IDJ) 20-23k
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Macklemore) 20-23k

* Debuts

Speaking of ambiguity, if you're planning to stride across the red carpet on Grammy night, please consult CBS' memo regarding the avoidance of nipples, butt cracks and thong-like costumes. (2/7p)

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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