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TOP 10 TRACKS OF THE WEEK: The new kids did it. White guys from Seattle self-releasing hip-hop records does not sound like a formula for success; nonetheless, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis find themselves at the pinnacle of the Pop chart, supplanting Taylor Swift, no less, in the most improbable success story of the new year.  with no  appear to have a serious smash on their hands. Meanwhile, the feel-good story of 2012, The Lumineers, show no signs of going away—not with an appearance on the returning Saturday Night Live this weekend. 

1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Thrift Shop” – 279k
2. Taylor Swift, “I Knew You Were Trouble” – 261k
3. will.i.am f/Britney Spears, “Scream & Shout” – 189k
4. Bruno Mars, “Locked Out of Heaven” – 162k
5. The Lumineers, “Ho Hey” – 153k
6. Swedish House Mafia, “Don't You Worry Child” – 145k
7. Phillip Phillips, “Home” – 122k
8. Pitbull f/TJR, “Don’t Stop the Party” – 121.5k
9. Justin Bieber f/Nicki Minaj, “Beauty and a Beat” – 119k
10. PSY, “Gangnam Style” – 105k

 Expect one newcomer—Justin Timberlake—to crash this exclusive party next week, and one mainstay—PSY—to call it a night. (1/17a)

A STAR-SPANGLED
HITS LIST
It's now or never. (7/1a)
BST HYDE PARK: BIGGER THAN EVER
It's the U.K. equivalent of July 4 fireworks. (7/1a)
SADDLE UP:
BEYONCÉ UNVEILS RENAISSANCE ART
She's not horsing around. (7/1a)
SONG REVENUE: DRAKE TAKES
THE CAKE
The rich get richer. (7/1a)
UMG ACQUIRES ALL THINGS ZAPPA
Who's gonna "Freak Out" over this acquisition? (7/1a)
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.
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