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FLIPOVER FRIDAY: NEW ARRIVALS AT iTUNES AND APPLE MUSIC

The Lion King: The Gift (Parkwood/Columbia), Beyonce’s love letter to the African roots of Disney’s The Lion King, opens at #1 on the iTunes albums chart this flipover Friday.

Meanwhile, Miranda Lambert’s release of a two-song package has pushed “It All Comes Out in the Wash” (Vanner/RCA Nashville) to #5 on the singles side. Where the only other new entry in the Top 20 is Sam Smith’s “How Do You Sleep?” (Capitol).

Back at albums, NasThe Lost Tapes 2 (Mass Appeal/Def Jam), featuring songs from sessions that created Hip Hop is Dead, Untitled and Life is Good,  is #3.

At #4, Sabaton’s The Great War (Nuclear Blast) leads a collection of rock releases that includes Sum 41’s seventh album, Order in Decline (Hopeless) at #7 and Scott Stapp’s The Space Between the Shadows (Napalm) at #8.

Iggy Azalea’s In My Defense (Bad Dreams/Empire) stands in at #5 followed by

Sabrina Carpenter’s fourth album, Singular Act II (Hollywood) at #6 and Adam Calhoun’s War (ACal) at #10.

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