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WEEKND PREVAILS IN EXTRA INNINGS (UPDATE)

UPDATE: After a tough battle that went well into extra innings, The Weeknd has edged past 5 Seconds of Summer to achieve a chart victory. The Weeknd notched about 135k to 5SOS' 132k+. Big D2C figured in the final numbers. Warner Records' Dua Lipa also scored a Top 5 debut.

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There's an extremely close race for #1 on the HITS Top 50 this week, as XO/Republic's The Weeknd attempts to repeat while 5 Seconds of Summer are potential spoilers with their proper debut of Calm (Interscope).

Both teams have exhausted their bullpens as we head into extra innings. But the umpires are pausing for a smoke, a booze-run and starting a fresh batch of homemade sourdough. This is the closest thing to live sports we've got. 

Stay tuned for updates as numbers are still coming in and being calculated, and everything takes a little longer because we've been using our abacus as a pasta strainer. For now, the chart is too close to call.

 

AND THE NOMINEES ARE...
The inevitable and the unexpected commingle. (11/24a)
TOP 100 WEEKLY MARKETSHARE:
THE TIGHTENING
Cue Archie Bell & the Drells. (11/24a)
STATE OF PLAY
IN THE U.K.
The first entry from our 2020 U.K. print special is now online. (11/24a)
AMAs TACKLED FOR LOSS BY SNF
Oof (11/24a)
MUSIC ORGS IMPLORE CONGRESS FOR HELP
The gang's all here. (11/24a)
RAINMAKERS 2020
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMY OUTLIERS
Mulling possible surprises.
ZOOM THANKSGIVING
We're virtually stuffing ourselves.
TRUMP'S LAWSUITS
He's lost 25 out of 26, and so tired of winning!
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