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WORKING THE WEEKND SHIFT (UPDATE)

Expect nothing but sunshine for XO/Republic's The Weeknd, as his sixth studio album, After Hours, is on pace for a monster bow. The LP is projected to move 400k+ units and contend for the largest debut of the year.

That's a massive accomplishment given the current pandemic. Total U.S. streams fell by 10% last week as offices, schools, gyms, etc. closed.

The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness debuted with 411k in September 2015. The 400k+ total is made up of streaming equivalent albums of 160-200k and ticket/D2C bundles close to that, combined with album sales projecting over 200k. BTS currently owns the biggest 2020 first week with 422k.

Day one stats:

  • 100m global streams
  • Top 12 Apple Music Global 100 chart
  • 14 of 15 on the Spotify U.S. chart
  • "Blinding Lights" is Greatest Gainer at Spotify with 8.5m daily streams
  • "Blinding Lights" spends its 25th consecutive day at #1 on the Spotify Global chart

A deluxe edition of After Hours dropped on Sunday. The expanded package contains four remixes—including Vapor Wave's reimagining of "Heartless" featuring a verse from Lil Uzi Vert—and The Weeknd's recent SNL premiere performance of "Scared to Live."

On Monday, the artist premiered a music video for "In Your Eyes," a gory thriller starring model Zaina Miuccia.

NEAR TRUTHS:
DESERT SONG
Give I.B. a bottle of water. (4/12a)
AARON BAY-SCHUCK AND TOM CORSON: THE HITS INTERVIEW (PART ONE)
Bunny's hoppin' again. (4/12a)
COACHELLA: SETS TO SEE AND PLACES TO BE
Your desert deets are here. (4/12a)
SONG REVENUE: SONY
HITS FAST FORWARD
Walkin' tall in vintage fashion (4/12a)
THE COUNT: SUPERSTARS TO SURPRISE AT COACHELLA?
The latest tidbits from the vibrant live sector (4/12a)
THE NEW UMG
Gosh, we hope there are more press releases.
TIKTOK BANNED!
Unless the Senate manages to make this whole thing go away, that is.
THE NEW HUGE COUNTRY ACT
No, not that one.
TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN PLAYLIST
Now 100% unlicensed!
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