CHART STORY:
A BIG RED BOW

While we wait for the full HITS Top 50 to return on Friday, here's a look at this week's top 3. Playboi Carti earns his first #1 debut and the biggest bow of his career with his Christmas release, Whole Lotta Red (AWGE/Interscope).

After spending two weeks at #1, Taylor Swift's evermore (Republic) moves to #2, while Lil Durk's The Voice (Alamo/Geffen/Interscope) moves up to #3 in its first full week of action.

Playboi Carti (Interscope) 110-115k
Taylor Swift (Republic) 75-80k
Lil Durk (Alamo/Geffen/Interscope) 65-70k

In other news, does anyone know what day it is?

WHAT’S HEATING UP AS SUMMER NEARS?
The future's so hot, they gotta wear shades. (5/29a)
A STELLAR TOP 20
Better get used to this 1-2 punch. (5/29a)
HITS LIST SLIPS
INTO SUMMER
The grill's fired up. (5/29a)
DOJ FILES ANTITRUST LAWSUIT AGAINST LIVE NATION
A game of Monopoly on Capitol Hill (5/24a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
HOWDY, PARTNER
Redrawing the Mason-Dixon Line (5/24a)
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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