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REVVING IT UP: TOP 50 MONEYMAKERS

The upside of the ongoing supremacy of "Despacito" is sociocultural as well as fiscal, as it provides America with a ubiquitous symbol of diversity and inclusiveness at this freakily divisive moment. The downside is stasis—as the track’s earning power incrementally decays (-4% a week ago, -10% this week), nothing captivating has come along to revitalize the bottom-line measurement of mass popularity that is the BuzzAngle-powered Song Revenue Chart.

This lack of excitement is about to change, if recent history is a reliable indicator. The full-on superstars are coming out of hibernation as September approaches. P!nk’s “What About Us” is one harbinger of imminent change, hitting the chart at #17 and primed to move. And a week from now, handicappers are pondering where Taylor Swift’s newly minted “Look What You Made Me Do” will debut, how long it will take the single to unseat Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and the Biebs at the summit and how much cha-ching it will generate on that historic occasion.

For now, Epic remains the other big story, once again snagging three of the Top 5 and four of the Top 10, thanks to the power trio of DJ Khaled, 21 Savage and French Montana.  

Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” provides a talking point, zipping to #4 after entering the Top 10 a week ago, with Kesha’s #6 “Praying” and Khalid’s #16 “Location” have also notched another week of double-digit gains. Meanwhile, Portugal. The Man's alternative-crossover hit "Feel It Still" has entered the Top 20.

That’s the story for now. But remember, patience is a virtue. And Labor Day weekend is just seven days away.

Marketshare splits: UMG 43%, SME 37%, WMG 18%, indies 2%.

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STUFFING
Stuffing.
YAMS
Candying.
PUMPKIN PIE
Stuffing (in face).
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