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TOP 100 WEEKLY MARKETSHARE CHART: ENCORE! ENCORE!

Republic tops the third edition of our Top 100 Weekly Marketshare Chart, just as the scalding-hot label did the previous two weeks. The #1 debut of Ariana Grande’s Positions and the ongoing strength of Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon—which finished at #3 with 59k+ units—were the primary contributing factors to Team Lipman’s third straight win, with a whopping 25% of the marketshare pie.

It was a #1-2-3 week for UMG, which powered to a 59% share, with IGA taking the silver and CMG the bronze.

Our Top 100 Weekly Marketshare Chart (top), which is determined by the number and placement of each label’s releases in that week’s Top 100, shows the relative performance of the major labels by percentage of the top tier of the overall business.

Simply and clearly, the new chart reveals the labels making the biggest impact during that particular seven-day period—meaning the order of battle could differ dramatically from one week to the next, particularly when superstar releases hit the market.

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ACQUITTED
In a phenomenal display of cowardice.
MOVING THE NEEDLE
When vaccination schedules and touring schedules meet.
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