UPDATE: A TWO-WAY BATTLE FOR #1

What a difference a day makes. It now looks like #1 on Friday’s HITS Top 50 is a toss-up. A slight decline in streaming for DJ Khaled’s GOD DID (We the Best/Epic) combined with a slight increase for Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti (Rimas) closes the gap between the two contenders to just a few thousand units, well within the margin of error, with two days left in the chart week.

Our current best guess puts total streams this week at 115-120m for DJ Khaled and 130-135m for Bad Bunny. The difference in streaming will be narrowed by Khaled’s pure album sales, currently projected at about 9k.

Can the DJ hang on and capture this week’s crown? Or will B-Bun add another #1 week to his already remarkable chart run? All will be revealed (we hope) on Friday’s HITS Top 50.

DJ Khaled (We the Best/Epic): 105-110k
Bad Bunny (Rimas): 100-105k

Meanwhile, we're preparing for a brutal L.A. heat wave by driving, um, anywhere else.

THE VIEW FROM
HITS LIST
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TOP 25 DEBUTS, 2023 TO NOW
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YOU'LL FORGIVE US IF WE'RE A LITTLE DISTRACTED RIGHT NOW.
Today feels different. (7/22a)
EMINEM'S STREAK AT #1: LET'S DO THE NUMBERS
He's a one-man dynasty. (7/22a)
NEAR TRUTHS: MIDYEAR MOMENTUM
The score at the half (7/19a)
THE GRAMMY SHORT LIST
Who's already a lock?
COUNTRY'S NEWEST DISRUPTOR
Three chords and some truth you may not be ready for.
AI IS ALREADY EATING YOUR LUNCH
The kids can tell the difference... for now.
INDIE DISTRIBUTION'S RISE TO GLORY
The discovery engine is revving higher.
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