HITS Daily Double


Capitol’s 5 Seconds of Summer will score their second #1 album on Friday, as Sounds Good Feels Good bests 19/Arista’s Carrie Underwood for the top spot. Adele’s 21 re-enters the Top 15 on the strength of her exploding new single, “Hello,” from her forthcoming 25.

Not included here, but surely a Top 15 contender, is a new acoustic album from MCA Nashville’s Sam Hunt. Released today, Between the Pines currently sits at #3 on the iTunes chart. Here’s how it looks at midweek.

*5 Seconds of Summer (Capitol) 175-185k album, 185-195k SPS
*Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville) 155-165k, 165-175k
*Blake Shelton (Warner Bros. Nashville) 27-30k, 30-35k
Pentatonix (RCA) 24-27k, 28-33k
The Weeknd (XO/Republic) 21-24k, 53-58k
Kidz Bop Kids (Razor & Tie) 19-22k, 20-23k
Demi Lovato (Safehouse/Island/Hollywood) 18-21k, 27-30k
Taylor Swift (Big Machine/BMLG) 16-19k, 30-35k
Adele, 21 (XL/Columbia) 14-17k, 24-27k
Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville) 13-16k, 20-23k
*Andrea Bocelli (Verve) 14-17k, 15-18k
Thomas Rhett (Valory/BMLG) 12-14k, 21-24k
Selena Gomez (Interscope) 11-13k, 28-33k
Fetty Wap (WMG) 11-13k, 38-43k
*Rod Stewart (Capitol) 11-13k, 12-14k
George Strait (MCA Nashville) 10-12k, 11-13k
Sam Hunt, Montevallo (MCA Nashville) 10-12k, 19-22k


In political news, Lincoln Chaffee and Jim Webb have dropped out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, which can only help their poll numbers.