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CHART STORY: NO SHOES, NO PROBLEM

Kenny Chesney’s Live In No Shoes Nation (Blue Chair/Columbia Nashville) has become the first live country album to hit #1 since Sugarland’s Live On the Inside (Mercury Nashville) in 2009. Fueled by a strong ticket bundle, the set debuts on HITSSales Plus Streaming (SPS) Chart with 221k.

Kenny included, four new releases end up in the Top 5 this week. Kelly Clarkson’s Meaning of Life (Atlantic) bows at #2 with 77k. Two mid-week releases, Chris Brown’s Heartbreak on a Full Moon (RCA) and 21 Savage, Offset and Metro Boomin’s Without Warning (Slaughter Gang/Epic), land at #3 and #4 with 56k and 48k, respectively.

Three other fresh sets make the Top 15 this week. Big K.R.I.T.’s 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time (BMG) is #6 with 35k, and Ty Dolla $ign’s Beach House 3 (Atlantic) rounds out the Top 10 with 30k, while Yo Gotti’s I Still Am (Epic/CMG) enters at #11 with 29k.

At #12, Lil Pump’s self-titled full-length, which dropped via Tha Lights Global/Warner Bros. on 10/6, inches closer to making a Top 10 return.

Further down on the chart, Culture by Quality Control act Migos breaks back into the Top 30 with a move to #29, boosted by the red-hot success of latest single “MotorSport.” The collaborative track with Nicki Minaj and Cardi B (and Migos’ first taste of music to be released under their Motown/Capitol deal) debuts on our Streaming Songs Chart at #3 this week with 13.5m streams. On that chart, Lil Pump’s “Gucci Gang” jumps #9-2, and Post Malone’s “I Fall Apart” rises #6-4, giving the Republic rapper two in the Top 5 as “rockstar” f/21 Savage continues its reign.

When it comes to the battle for SPS marketshare, SME is victorious with 49%, WMG is #2 with 34% and UMG is #3 with 17%.

Streeting this week are albums from Capitol’s Sam Smith, 222/Interscope’s Maroon 5, Warner Bros. Nashville’s Blake Shelton, Black River Entertainment’s Kelsea Ballerini, BMG’s Kid Rock, Columbia’s Grace VanderWaal and Curb’s Lee Brice, as well as an MTV Unplugged set from Island’s Shawn Mendes.

And in case you’ve been living under a rock and are somehow unaware, the following Friday (11/10) belongs to none other than Queen Tay Tay. Word has it label chief Scott Borchetta has already prepped the Big Machine-branded racecars for joyrides. Meanwhile, our own Todd Hensley’s HITS-branded scooter continues to bring more mayhem than joy.

REVENUE CHART:
RAINING CATS & DOGS
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RECORDING ACADEMY LOCKS IN HARVEY MASON JR. AS CEO
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. (5/14a)
TIME TRAVELING
WITH CLIVE (UPDATE)
Beam us up, Uncle Clive. (5/13a)
ROCK HALL INDUCTEES:
NEW & OVERDUE
Todd gets in. Finally. (5/13a)
KG's HOT ALT SUMMER
She also reviews the best outdoor Bluetooth speakers. (5/13a)
RHYTHM, BLUES AND THE FUTURE
The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
WHO'S NEXT?
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
WORLDWIDE GROOVE
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?
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