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TOP 15: HAPPY TO BE NOMINATED EDITION

The Weeknd will repeat at #1 on the SPS chart as John Mayer’s EP will debut atop the best selling Albums Chart. Will be keeping an eye on La La Land after today’s 14 record Oscar nominations. What impact might these nods have on the ST's sales?

SPS
The Weeknd
(XO/Republic) 53-58k
*John Mayer (Columbia) 48-52k
LA LA Land (Interscope) 30-34k
*AFI (Concord) 27-30k
Moana (Walt Disney) 27-30k
Bruno Mars (WMG) 27-30k
Hamilton (Uptown) 23-26k
Drake (YMCMB/Republic) 23-26k
Post Malone (Republic) 22-25k
J. Cole (Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope) 22-25k
Trolls (RCA) 21-24k
Chainsmokers (Disruptor/Columbia) 19-22k
*Starset (Razor & Tie) 19-22k
*Kidz Bop 34 (Razor & Tie) 18-21k
Rihanna (Westbury Road/Roc Nation) 18-21k
*2017 GRAMMY Nominees (WMG) 18-21k

SALES 
*John Mayer (Columbia) 36-40k
*AFI (Concord) 25-28k
*2017 GRAMMY Nominees (WMG) 18-21k
*Starset (Razor & Tie) 17-20k
*Kidz Bop 34 (Razor & Tie) 17-20k
LA LA Land (Interscope) 16-19k
Trolls (RCA) 12-15k
Bruno Mars (WMG) 11-14k
Moana (Walt Disney) 10-13k
The XX (Young Turks) 10-13k
The Weeknd (XO/Republic) 8-10k
Hamilton (Uptown) 8-10k
Chris Stapleton (Mercury Nashville) 6-8k
Sing (Republic) 5-7k
Twenty One Pilots (Fueled by Ramen) 5-7k
J. Cole (Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope) 4-6k

Alternative Fact: More than half of all music streams are now done via vacuum cleaners.  

*DEBUTS

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.
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