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NEW RELEASES: A VERT-ICAL LEAP

The debut full-length album from Lil Uzi Vert is this week’s top-selling newcomer, pacing nearly 2:1 ahead of his closest competitor. The Generation Now/Atlantic release has sat at #1 on iTunes since early Friday and bounced between #1 and #2 on Apple Music.

Lil Uzi picked up the MTV Song of Summer VMA for his "XO Tour Llif3." Here are predictions for the week’s new releases.

Lil Uzi Vert (Generation Now/Atlantic) 110-120k SPS, 25-28k album
XXXtentacion (Bad Vibes Forever/EMPIRE) 65-70k, 15-18k
Queens of the Stone Age (Matador) 55-60k, 50-55k
Fifth Harmony (Syco/Epic) 40-45k, 30-35k
Old Dominion (RCA Nashville) 37-43k, 30-35k
A$AP Mob (RCA) 30-35k, 7-9k album
The War on Drugs (Atlantic) 21-25k, 17-20k

In political news, President Trump will get to again pretend to operate heavy machinery this week as he plans to imagine he’s the captain of a ship.

TOP 20: HOUSE
ON A HILL
Harry is popular. (5/26a)
SONG REVENUE: HIGHFLIERS
A combined 30 of 50 (5/26a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
SAFE KEEPING
What's the big deal? I.B. Bad has the answers. (5/26a)
STRINGER TOUTS SONY MUSIC TO SHAREHOLDERS
Rob lays out the company strategy (5/26a)
EVP STRIPES FOR UMe'S MURTHY
A total pro gets her due. We bow down. (5/26a)
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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