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BLACKPINK’s “Square Up” EP Reaches Top 5 On US iTunes Sales Chart

BLACKPINK’s new “Square Up” EP is moving up the US iTunes sales chart. The four-track EP is #4 on the all-genre chart as of press time at 9:15AM ET Friday. Only 5 Seconds Of Summer’s “Youngblood” (#1), Christina Aguilera’s “Liberation” (#2), and Mike Shinoda’s “Post Traumatic” (#3) currently occupy higher slots on the chart. The individual tracks are also commanding attention. “DDU-DU DDU-DU” is leading the way at #50 on the US iTunes song sales chart, while “Forever Young” is #127. “Really” (#171) and “See U Later” (#184) are also inside the Top 200.

5 Seconds Of Summer’s “Youngblood” Claims #1 On US iTunes Sales Chart; Christina Aguilera #2

The new 5 Seconds Of Summer album is predictably commanding early interest at the US iTunes store. “Youngblood,” which launched on the store late Thursday night, quickly reached #1 on the store’s all-genre album sales chart. It still occupies that slot as of press time at 1AM ET. The 5SOS album is not the only new release with a prominent position. Christina Aguilera’s new “Liberation” follows at #2, while Mike Shinoda’s new “Post Traumatic” is #3. Rebelution’s “Free Rein” and State Champs’ “Living Proof,” also new releases, follow at #4 and #5, respectively. The enduring “The Greatest Showman” soundtrack (#6), ... Read more

Social House & Lil Yachty’s “Magic In The Hamptons” Added By Z100

Social House’s debut single “Magic In The Hamptons (featuring Lil Yachty)” recently received social media exposure from pop superstar Ariana Grande. It has also won the support of New York’s #1 Hit Music Station. Z100, that station, picked up “Magic In The Hamptons” in conjunction with the June 12 pop radio add board. The song, at least thus far, represents Z100’s only playlist addition for the week. Per the song’s official Mediabase listing, “Magic In The Hamptons” has promotional support from SB Projects and Interscope. The official audio is available below:

Shawn Mendes Releases “Nervous” Video Featuring The Hands Of Lilliya Scarlett (Watch Now)

Shawn Mendes just released the music video for “Nervous,” one of the best-received tracks from his new, self-titled album. While Mendes takes center stage in the video (and appears in a variety of close-up shots), he is not the only on-screen talent involved in the effort. Viewers can see a woman’s hands touching Mendes throughout the video; part of her face also makes a brief cameo. That woman is actress and model Lilliya Scarlett. Her Instagram is available here. Eli Russell Lintz, who directed the video, shared a behind-the-scenes photo on his own Instagram (embedded below). Watch the “Nervous” video ... Read more

Sales Projections Emerge For Dierks Bentley’s “The Mountain,” Sugarland’s “Bigger”

Two big-name country albums arrived in conjunction with the June 1-7 tracking period, and early sales projections are now available. According to Hits Daily Double, Dierks Bentley’s “The Mountain” should sell 85-90,000 pure US copies this week. With TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) included, it may generate 90-95,000 in total first-week consumption. Sugarland’s “Bigger” is meanwhile expected to debut with 22-25,000 pure sales. The inclusion of TEA and SEA should net a consumption tally in the 25-28,000 range. If the aforementioned projections hold, “The Mountain” will take #2 on the pure US sales (Billboard Top Album Sales) chart. ... Read more

Kanye West & Kid Cudi’s “Kids See Ghosts” Album Pacing For 55-60K US Sales, 100-110K US Units

Early projections have emerged for Kanye West and Kid Cudi’s joint “Kids See Ghosts” project. According to Hits Daily Double, the seven-track album is expected to sell about 55-60,000 pure US copies this week. The inclusion of TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) should yield a consumption tally in the 100-110,000 range. Due to the unconventional release, the projections may be subject to greater than usual adjustment in the coming days. The album does not, however, appear to have a shot at #1 on this week’s album charts. Dave Matthews Band’s “Come Tomorrow” is expected to win the race ... Read more

Dave Matthews Band’s “Come Tomorrow” Projected For 265-280K US Sales (Update)

Update: Issued Saturday, the initial projections for Dave Matthews Band’s “Come Tomorrow” called for 225-250,000 in pure US sales and 230-260,000 in overall consumption units. Those projections have since been upgraded. Hits Daily Double now expects the album to sell 265-280,000 pure US copies this week. With TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) included, it will generate 270-290,000 in overall US consumption units. It is a virtual lock for #1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales (pure sales) and Billboard 200 (consumption) charts. ==== Barring a surprise launch, Dave Matthews Band’s “Come Tomorrow” will debut at #1 on the ... Read more

Dave Matthews Band’s “Come Tomorrow” Claims #1 On US iTunes Sales Chart

Dave Matthews Band’s new “Come Tomorrow” debuted on the US iTunes store late Thursday night. Upon making its debut, the album predictably soared to #1 on the store’s all-genre sales chart. “Come Tomorrow” remains in that pinnacle position as of press time at 2:35AM ET. Its closest competition comes from Sugarland’s new “Bigger.” Dierks Bentley’s new “The Mountain” follows at #3, ahead of Kanye West’s recently released “ye” (#4) and Dance Gavin Dance’s new “Artificial Selection” (#5). Tremonti’s new “A Dying Machine” (#6), “The Greatest Showman” (#7), Lily Allen’s new “No Shame” (#8), Luke Combs’ “This One’s For You Too” ... Read more

Alessia Cara Sets June 15 Release Date For New Single

When confirmation emerged that Alessia Cara would be performing as part of this summer’s TODAY concert series, it became abundantly clear that the artist was on the verge of releasing new music. The Grammy winner doubled down on that notion last week by sharing teaser clips and imagery on her social media accounts. While she never explicitly confirmed that the teasers were related to new music, the implication was pretty clear. As the clock struck 12:01AM this Friday, the artist provided what appears to be a release date for the new single. Cara posted an image that includes June 15 ... Read more

Ghost’s “Prequelle” Pacing For 46-51K US Sales, 49-54K Total US Units

Opening week sales projections have emerged for Ghost’s new album “Prequelle.” According to Hits Daily Double, the album should sell 46-51,000 pure US copies this week. With TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) included, it should generate about 49-54,000 in first-week consumption. Based on those numbers, “Prequelle” is headed for #2 on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart. Only Kanye West’s “ye” (~74-79,000) is expected to sell more pure copies this week. The album will meanwhile challenge for a Top 5 position on the Billboard 200 consumption chart. “Ye” and Post Malone’s “Beerbongs & Bentleys” will definitely generate more ... Read more