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FLIPOVER FRIDAY: NEW ARRIVALS AT iTUNES AND APPLE MUSIC

A new release from BTS and voila!—chart dominance. BigHit/Columbia’s K-Pop sensations hit #1 at iTunes with their sixth EP Map of the Soul: Persona and seven of the top eight slots on the singles side this flipover Friday. With two Lil Nas X versions added to the label's unbeatable hand, Columbia has nine of the Top 10 at iTunes.

Their collab with Halsey, “Boy With Luv,” sits at #1 with six of their other tracks filling slots 3-8. Just to be clear: There are only seven songs on the album. As it neared 12 hours of release, the album was #5 at Apple Music.

The third album from Staind’s Aaron Lewis, State I’m In (BMLG), opens at #2. Anderson .Paak’s Ventura (Aftermath/12 Tone/) beaches at #4 and is the second-highest newcomer at Apple Music, hitting #21.

The modern supergroup LSD, trips in at #6 with Labrinth, Sia & Diplo Present… (Columbia). Danny Gokey’s Haven’t Seen It Yet (Sparrow/Capitol Christian) is #10.

New titles from Melissa Etheridge, Norah Jones, Chemical Brothers and Bruce Hornsby are in slots between #11 and #20.

Avicii’s posthumous Geffen release, “SOS” f/Aloe Blacc, at #16 at iTunes songs, the highest charting newcomer beyond BTS.

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MOBILE PHONES,
IMMOBILE HUMANS
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IT WILL CREEP*
A high-revving column (10/1a)
YOUR TOP 20 IS
FULLY LOADED
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GRAMMY TALK
We're full of it.
AFRICAN POP
Getting global with it.
IT'S PRETTY SMOKY
And this time it's not from our bong.
WHAT COMES AFTER TIKTOK?
Shorter videos! Weirder trends!
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