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NEW RELEASES:
MONSTER EDITION

Lady Gaga will top next week's chart with Chromatica (Interscope) on pace to be her best first week since Born This Way debuted at #1 in 2011. The follow up to the A Star Is Born soundtrack is putting up some strong physical numbers as consumers begin making their way back to stores.

Chromatica will be the biggest female pop debut since Taylor Swift's Lover (August, 2019). Since 2011, no other female artist will have more #1 albums than Lady Gaga—Chromatica will be her sixth #1. 

Jimmy Buffett will likely see his highest charting album in more than 15 years with a total that could equal or surpass 2009's Buffett Hotel, which opened with 68k. Previously, his 2004 album, License To Chill, debuted at #1.

New Release Projections:

Lady Gaga (Interscope) 265-285k total activity, 205-220k album
Jimmy Buffett (Mailboat) 65-70k, 65-70k
Lil Yachty (Quality Control/Motown/Capitol) 35-45k, 4-6k
G Herbo - Deluxe (Machine/Epic) 24-27k, 2-3k
Kygo (Kygo/RCA) 22-25k, 4-6k
Kip Moore (MCA Nashville) 14-17k, 11-13k

Now if you'll excuse us, we'll just return to the fetal position.

HITS LIST IN
EXECUTIVE ORDER
This top 10 is a stimulating package. (4/12a)
FEARLESS,
THEN & NOW
Child is mother to the woman. (4/12a)
GUDINSKI'S SON TO RUN MUSHROOM GROUP
All in the family (4/12a)
SIR LUCIAN’S
WINNING TICKET
It's good to be king. (4/12a)
A FEARLESS FORECAST (TAYLOR'S VERSION)
OMG, that's 19 in a row. (4/12a)
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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