FLIPOVER FRIDAY: NEW ARRIVALS AT iTUNES & APPLE MUSIC

Two country albums bookend the iTunes Top 10 on the first Flipover Friday of fall: the fourth album from Black River’s Kelsea Ballerini and Maddie & Tae’s eight-song set for Mercury Nashville.

Sam Smith opens at #1 at iTunes songs.

Ballerini’s Subject to Change (Black River) opens at #1, while the number five populates #2: It’s 5 Seconds of Summer’s fifth album, 5SOS5 (5SOS/BMG). Eva Under Fire’s Love, Drugs & Misery (Better Noise) steps in at #4. The third part of Weezer’s seasonal series, SZNZ: Autumn (Crush Music/Atlantic), falls in at #5.

Billy Idol’s second EP in 12 months, The Cage (Dark Horse/BMG) locks in at #6. Boney JamesThe Detour (Concord) goes directly to #7. JVKE’s this is what __ feels like (Vol. 1-4) (JVKE/AWAL) pops in at #8, and The Wonder YearsThe Hum Goes on Forever (LPOE/Hopeless) buzzes in at #9. Maddie & Tae’s Through the Madness, Vol. 2 (Mercury Nashville) is #10.

Topping the iTunes songs chart is Sam Smith & Kim Petras’ “Unholy” (Capitol), the lead track from Smith’s next album. Crush f/j-hope of BTS’ “Rush Hour” (Dreamus) is #2.

HITS LIST:
HOME RUN DERBY
Going yard (7/11a)
NEAR TRUTHS: A TOUR OF THE LANDSCAPE
I.B. will be your guide. (7/15a)
GRAMMY PRE-CHEW:
THREE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIG 4
On your Marks, get set, go. (7/8a)
ON THE COVER:
CHAPPELL ROAN
Half of Island's one-two punch (7/15a)
AUSTIN NEAL STICKS THE LANDING
These two are tight. (7/15a)
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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