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      20 (NEW) - Interlude


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          Saturday, May 15, 2021


          With only 12 songs and no physical release, J. Cole’s The Off-Season (Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope) will make a run for the biggest first week so far this year. The current champ is Taylor Swift’s re-recorded Fearless (Taylor’s Version) [Republic] at 291k. Nicki Minaj’s repackaged Beam Me Up Scotty (Republic), lands with three new songs added to the 12 year old mix tape.

          Here’s what we know today:

          J. Cole (Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope) 280-310k total activity, 35-40k albums
          Nicki Minaj (Republic) 65-75k, 9-11k
          Alan Jackson (EMI Nashville) 28-32k, 21-24k


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              Tuesday, May 18, 2021

              YOUR TOP 20 IS OFF TO THE RACES

              J. Cole’s The Off-Season (Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope) is headed for a resounding #1 on this week’s HITS Top 50. Team Interscope gets its second straight week on top following Moneybagg Yo's return to the summit last week.


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                5/22/21 Hot 100:


                Silk Sonic – Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak – Returns to No. 1 on Hot 100 With 'Leave the Door Open'
                By Gary Trust

                J. Cole's "Interlude" bounds onto the Hot 100 at No. 8, fueled by its No. 1 entrance on Streaming Songs with 26.6 million streams, following its May 7 release. The song marks his sixth Hot 100 top 10 and fifth to debut in the region, as well as his first Streaming Songs leader.

                "Interlude" is from J. Cole's sixth studio album The Off-Season, released Friday (May 14) and due on next week's Billboard charts (dated May 29).


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                  5/21 HITS chart:

                  LW TW Artist Title Label Total Change Albums TEA SEA
                  -- 1 J. COLE THE OFF-SEASON DREAMVILLE/ROC NATION/INTERSCOPE 288,476 -- 39,305 1,703 247,468


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                    6/5/21 Billboard 200:


                    J. Cole Collects Sixth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With ‘The Off-Season’
                    By Keith Caulfield

                    J. Cole’s The Off-Season barges in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 2021’s biggest week for a hip-hop release, as the set launches with 282,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending May 20, according to MRC Data. The Off-Season was released via Dreamville/Roc Nation/Interscope on May 14 and also scores the year’s largest streaming week for any album.

                    The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The new May 29, 2021-dated chart (where The Off-Season debuts at No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard's website on May 25. For all chart news, follow Billboard and Billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

                    Of The Off-Season’s 282,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week ending May 20, SEA units comprise 243,000 (equaling 325.05 million on-demand streams of the album’s tracks), album sales comprise 37,000 (making it the top-selling album of the week) and TEA units comprise 2,000.

                    In terms of total units earned, The Off-Season has the largest week of 2021 for a hip-hop album, and the second-biggest overall to only the debut frame of Taylor Swift’s Fearless (Taylor’s Version) with 291,000 units (April 24-dated chart).

                    The Off-Season starts with 243,000 SEA units, totaling 325.05 million on-demand streams of the album’s 12 tracks — that sum marks the biggest streaming week for an album in 2021. It surpasses the previous high-water mark for the year, when Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album debuted with 240.18 million streams for its 30 songs in its first week (chart dated Jan. 23). The Off-Season keeps up J. Cole’s hot streak on the chart, as all six of his studio albums have reached No. 1.

                    The Off-Season follows the chart-topping KOD (2018), 4 Your Eyez Only (2016), 2014 Forest Hills Drive (2014), Born Sinner (2013) and Cole World: The Sideline Story (2011). (All but Born Sinner also debuted at No. 1. Born bowed at No. 2, and then rose to No. 1 a week later.) J. Cole’s only chart entry to miss the top slot was a live album, 2016’s Forest Hills Drive: Live, which reached No. 71.


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                        5/29/21 Hot 100:


                        Olivia Rodrigo Scores Second Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 With Debut of 'Good 4 U'
                        By Gary Trust

                        Plus, J. Cole debuts four songs in the top 10, led by "" at No. 2.

                        Olivia Rodrigo notches her second No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, as "Good 4 U" soars in at the summit. It follows her smash "Drivers License," which reigned for eight weeks beginning upon its debut in January.

                        Both songs, as well as "Deja Vu," which opened at its No. 8 Hot 100 high in April, are from Rodrigo's debut album Sour, released Friday (May 21) and due on next week's Billboard 200 chart. Notably, the set is the first debut album with two No. 1 Hot 100 debuts.

                        Plus, J. Cole's "," with 21 Savage and Morray, launches at No. 2 on the Hot 100, marking J. Cole's highest career rank, as he posts a record-tying four simultaneous top 10 debuts. All four tracks are from his album The Off-Season, which bounds in at No. 1 on this week's Billboard 200.

                        Notably, the five songs debuting in the Hot 100's top 10 mark a new weekly high in the chart's history, besting the mark of four in a single frame previously accomplished three times.

                        The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated May 29) will update on tomorrow (May 25). For all chart news, you can follow Billboard and Billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

                        "Good 4 U," released on Geffen/Interscope Records, is the 1,124th No. 1 in the Hot 100's 62-year archives, and the 53rd to enter on top. Here's a deeper dive into its dominant debut.

                        Streams, sales & airplay: Following its May 14 release, "Good 4 U" drew 43.2 million U.S. streams and sold 12,000 downloads in the week ending May 20, according to MRC Data. It also attracted 3.8 million radio airplay audience impressions in the week ending May 23.

                        The track debuts atop the Streaming Songs chart, where it's Rodrigo's second leader, after "Drivers License" ruled for four weeks, and starts at No. 5 on Digital Song Sales. While it falls shy so far of the all-genre Radio Songs chart, the track opens at No. 33 on the Pop Airplay survey, which measures plays on mainstream top 40 radio, where the song is being actively promoted (along with "Deja Vu"; "Drivers License" led Pop Airplay for five weeks, while "Deja Vu" this week hits a new No. 16 high).

                        Two No. 1s from a debut album: Both "Good 4 U" and "Drivers License" are from Rodrigo's debut album Sour, released May 21. It's the first debut studio set to spin off a pair of Hot 100 No. 1s since Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 2012 LP The Heist yielded "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, and "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton, in 2013.

                        Among women, Sour is the first debut album to generate two Hot 100 No. 1s since Lady Gaga (Rodrigo's Interscope labelmate) arrived with 2008's The Fame, which produced the leaders "Just Dance," featuring Colby O'Donis, and "Poker Face" (as well as the top 10s "LoveGame" and "Paparazzi").

                        As Sour has yet to debut on the Billboard 200, where it will enter on next week's, June 5-dated chart, it's the first album with two Hot 100 No. 1s before its Billboard 200 debut since Drake's Scorpion, which bowed atop the July 14, 2018, chart after its tracks "God's Plan" and "Nice for What" had already led the Hot 100. (Scorpion's third No. 1, "In My Feelings," topped the Hot 100 beginning the week after the set started on the Billboard 200.)

                        Meanwhile, in the digital era (since the advent of downloads and streaming), in which multiple songs are regularly released before their parent albums, Sour is the first debut album by any act to generate two Hot 100 No. 1s before the set's Billboard 200 entrance.

                        Albums with two songs to debut at No. 1: Billboard awards editor and Chart Beat founder Paul Grein notes that Rodrigo's Sour makes history as the first debut album to include two songs that have entered the Hot 100 at No. 1, thanks to "Drivers License" and now "Good 4 U." The only previous albums to house two tracks that each premiered on top were by then-well-established stars: Mariah Carey's Daydream ("Fantasy" and "One Sweet Day," with Boyz II Men, in 1995-96); Drake's Scorpion ("God's Plan" and "Nice for What," 2018); and Grande's Thank U, Next ("Thank U, Next" and "7 Rings," 2018-19). Those were, in each case, those artists' fifth proper LPs.

                        J. Cole's "," with 21 Savage and Morray, vaults in at No. 2 on the Hot 100, with 41.1 million streams, 1.3 million in airplay audience and 2,800 sold.

                        J. Cole achieves his highest Hot 100 rank, besting the No. 4 peak of "Middle Child" in February 2019. He ups his count to 10 career top 10s, as he also debuts with "amari" at No. 5, led by its 37.8 million streams; "," with Lil Baby, at No. 7 (35.1 million); and "95.south" at No. 8 (34 million).

                        J. Cole's four new Hot 100 top 10s are all from his new Billboard 200 No. 1 The Off-Season. The set joins the ranks of albums with at least five Hot 100 top 10s each as, a week earlier, the release's "Interlude" debuted at No. 8.

                        J. Cole is the fourth artist to tally a record-tying four simultaneous top 10 debuts, following Drake (July 14, 2018), Lil Wayne (Oct. 13, 2018) and Juice WRLD (July 25, 2020).

                        Meanwhile, with "," 21 Savage scores his fourth Hot 100 top 10 and Morray earns his first. Thanks to "," Lil Baby logs his seventh top 10.

                        "" opens at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs, both of which use the same methodology as the Hot 100. It's the first No. 1 on each genre chart for J. Cole and Morray and the second on each list for 21 Savage, following his featured turn on Post Malone's "Rockstar" in 2017-18.

                        Back on the Hot 100, Rodrigo's No. 1 debut with "Good 4 U" and J. Cole's quartet of new top 10s make for a new weekly-record five concurrent top 10 debuts. Previously, as many as four songs entered in the top 10 together three times, in the frames noted above by Drake, Lil Wayne and Juice WRLD.


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                          5/29 Billboard charts:


                          J. Cole, The Black Keys & Alan Jackson Lead Busy Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart
                          By Keith Caulfield

                          J. Cole leads the chart, as his new album The Off-Season debuts at No. 1 on Top Album Sales with 37,000 sold in the U.S. in the week ending May 20, according to MRC Data. It’s the hip-hop star’s sixth No. 1 on the list, which comprises all six of his studio efforts.
                          All of The Off-Season’s 37,000 copies sold came from digital album sales, as the set was not released on any physical formats. It’s J. Cole’s first studio album not to be released initially on CD.

                          Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart ranks the top-selling albums of the week based only on traditional album sales. The chart’s history dates back to May 25, 1991, the first week Billboard began tabulating charts with electronically monitored piece count information from SoundScan, now MRC Data. Pure album sales were the measurement solely utilized by the Billboard 200 albums chart through the list dated Dec. 6, 2014, after which that chart switched to a methodology that blends album sales with track equivalent album units and streaming equivalent album units.


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                            6/15/21 Billboard 200:


                            Taylor Swift’s ‘Evermore’ Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart
                            By Keith Caulfield

                            J. Cole’s The Off-Season falls 2-3 (58,000 equivalent album units earned; down 37%),


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                                6/19/21 Billboard 200:


                                Lil Baby & Lil Durk’s ‘The Voice of the Heroes’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart
                                By Keith Caulfield

                                J. Cole’s The Off-Season dips 3-4 with 44,000 units (down 25%).


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                                  6/26/21 Billboard 200:


                                  Polo G Lands First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With ‘Hall of Fame’
                                  6/20/2021 by Keith Caulfield

                                  J. Cole’s The Off-Season, slipping 4-10 with just under 34,000 units (down 22%).