Cool It Now: The 8 Best Air Conditioner Sales to Shop for Labor Day

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Labor Day weekend is expected to be a scorcher. The annual holiday marks the unofficial end of summer, but the weather hasn’t let up yet. Heat waves are expected to continue around the country, so if you’re in need of a new air conditioner, the long weekend is a great time to find one on discount.

To save you the time of rummaging through sales online or in-store, we rounded up a list of the eight best Labor Day sales on air conditioners. The window ACs listed below start at $125 and are mostly designed for small to medium rooms, but there’s also a unit for a larger spaces.

Below, find a list of window air conditioners from GE, LG, Frigidaire, Insignia and more best-selling brands that are currently on sale at major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Home Depot, Best Buy, Lowe’s, Wayfair and Sam’s Club.

Need more help beating the heat? Click here to shop portable air conditioners, and be sure to read our roundup of adjustable fans and handheld fans to keep you cool for the summer (and possibly the fall).

GE 5,000 BTU 115-Volt Mechanical Window Air Conditioner
$148 $179 17% OFF

This best-selling GE Air Conditioner is marked down at a bunch of different retailers but Walmart has one of the cheaper discounts at $148. The air conditioner has a 5,000 BTU cooling capacity suitable for rooms up to 150 square feet. You can also find it on sale at Amazon,Lowe’s, or upgrade to this GE 8,000 BTU AC ($265.99 at Best Buy).

Frigidaire 5,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner
$125 $179 30% OFF

Save $54 on Frigidaire’s 5,000 BTU window air conditioner. Easy to install and easy to clean, this budget air conditioner features adjustable side panels, a washable filter and Effortless Temperature Control to keep a small room cool (up to 150 square feet).

Arctic King 12,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner
$340.36 $484.99 30% OFF

For a larger space, the Artic King 12,000 BTU air conditioner is designed to cool up to 500 square feet. The remote-controlled unit features three cooling speeds and weighs 74 pounds. It measures 17.1inches x 23.1 inches with a 22-inch depth.

Midea 8,000 BTU Air Conditioner
$359 $449 20% OFF

Midea specializes in appliances, like this 8,000 BTU air conditioner on sale for $359 at Walmart. Unlike traditional designs, Midea’s inverted U-shape allows you to open the window while the air conditioner is installed. According to the manufacturer, advanced DC inverter technology helps the window AC achieve over 35% energy savings (compared to other traditional units) and DC inverter technology helps it rapidly cool the room. This exceptionally quiet AC has four fan speeds, powerful airflow that can reach up to 20 feet away. It also has a remote control, WiFi compatibility and voice control via Google and Amazon Alexa.

Insignia 8,000 BTU Air Conditioner
$319 $369.99 14% OFF

Another U-shape option, this Insignia Air Conditioner is marked down $60 at Best Buy. It offers a powerful, 8,000 BTU rating and designed for vertical sliding windows. Features include an oscillating fan with three different speeds, along with up/down and left/right adjustment options. The AC has a remote control that lets you operate the unit from up to 26.2 feet away and it’s ultra-quiet (up to 9x quitter than most traditional ACs, per the manufacturer). Find additional Best Buy air conditioners here.

Windmill 8,300 BTU 115-Volt Air Conditioner
$349 $415 16% OFF

Also for small to medium spaces, the Windmill 8,300 BTU air conditioner works for rooms of up to 300 square feet (the air blows up and out of the AC at a 45-degree angle for better cooling). This remote controlled, pre-assembled AC is marked down $60 during Home Deport’s Labor Day Sale and comes with an easy-installation kit, plus you can control it from anywhere with Windmill’s free app. The AC is designed for double-hung and single-hung windows with an opening width of 23- 37 inches, and a vertical opening of at least 14 inches. The back sticks out approximately 13 inches. Click here for more options from Home Depot.

Insignia 350 Sq. Ft. 8,000 BTU Air Conditioner
$449.99 $519.99 13% OFF

For rooms of up to 450 square feet or less, the LG Dual Inverter AC is as “quiet as a library,” plus it’s energy efficient. Ideal for medium-sized rooms (15 feet x 13 feet) of up to 450 square feet, the 10,000 BTU air conditioner has DUAL Inverter technology, saving you as much as 15% on energy costs. The AC has four cooling and fan speeds, a remote control, four-way air deflection, and a 24-hour timer to customize your cooling schedule. LG ThinQ technology allows you to control the AC from your phone, or use voice control with Amazon Alexa and Hey Google. And if there’s a power outage, the AC’s auto restart feature atomically turns it back on once the power gets restored. Want to cover a larger space? This LG 15,000 BTU 115V Window Air Conditioner is on sale for $449 at Sam’s Club for a limited time only.

Friedrich 18000 BTU Wi-Fi Connected Window Air Conditioner
$899 $999 10% OFF

The 18,000 Cooling BTU air conditioner from Friedrich is made for 10,000 square feet and it’s currently 10% off at Wayfair. It’s designed with three cooling, heating and fan-only speeds, eight-way airflow control, and a sleep setting.The unit is equipped with a washable, antimicrobial air filter and a “check filter” alert to help maintain fresh, clean air in your home or office space. You can also find this AC at Amazon and

Jennifer Lopez Reveals Her Sweet Surprise for Ben Affleck at Their Wedding Celebration: ‘We Couldn’t Have Been Happier’

It’s been more than a week since Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck held their wedding celebration in Georgia on August 20, and in a newsletter sent out by the “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” singer on Thursday (Sept. 1), she shared all the romantic details.

Lopez opened the newsletter with of her her “favorite lines” from the film Live By Night, which Affleck directed: “This is heaven. Right here. We’re in it now.”

“He also said it the night of our wedding reception in his speech, and I thought…how perfect,” she wrote. “It had rained at sunset every day that week. Everyone was worried about the heat, the aptly named ‘love bugs,’ the details, would the guests all arrive on time, etc. — not to mention the thunder and lightning that arrived almost on cue each day at the exact time the ceremony was supposed to start that Saturday. Oh, and all of us caught a stomach bug and were recuperating ‘til late in the week, that, and along with a few other unexpected setbacks, had all the makings of a doozie of a wedding weekend.”

Lopez assured, “The truth is, I never had one doubt. All week I felt the calm and easy certainty that we were in God’s hands.”

She noted that, thankfully, the wedding day ended up being a gorgeous sunny day. “As the sun set behind the live oaks draped in Spanish moss, a warm breeze swept over the lawn where our closest family and friends sat and, at long-last, I started my walk down the stairs that would become the aisle that would lead me toward the rest of my life. Ahhhhh…it was actually happening…” she wrote.

Lopez shared that she and Affleck discussed “more than twenty years ago” that Marc Cohn’s “True Companion” was their ultimate wedding song, and she ended up surprising her new husband by bringing the singer to sing the track live at their wedding. “Later Ben told me that the chords of the song and seeing Marc Cohn both shocked him and allowed him to feel the way both roads we had walked found their way, inevitably, inexorably, and perfectly together,” she wrote. “And when he saw me appear at the top of the stairs that moment it both made absolute sense while seeming still impossibly hard to believe, like the best dream, where all you want is never to awaken. I would have had many of the same thoughts probably had I not been focusing so hard on not tripping over my dress, but when I got close enough to see his face, it made the same wonderful sense to me. Some old wounds were healed that day and the weight of the past finally lifted off our shoulders. Full-circle — and not at all the way we planned it. Better.”

The multi-hyphenate shared a number of stunning photos from the rehearsal dinner, reception and the next day’s brunch. “Years ago, we had no idea the road ahead would mean navigating so many labyrinths and hold so many surprises, blessings, and delights. It all culminated in this moment, one of the most perfect of our lives,” she concluded her newsletter. “We couldn’t have been happier. I wish all of you the same kind of happiness…the hard-earned kind that’s all the sweeter for the journey that came before it.”

Just a month after the couple officially tied the knot in Las Vegas, Bennifer celebrated their marriage on Saturday (Aug. 20) in front of family and friends at their home in Riceboro on the Hampton Island preserve outside of Savannah, Georgia.

Mr. and Mrs. Affleck first began dating back in 2002 after meeting on the set of Gigli, the first of two movies they would star in together (the second being Jersey Girl in 2004), before getting engaged. The couple delayed their planned 2003 wedding before calling it quits in 2004. Both moved on to marry other people and have kids, destined to be each other’s “the one that got away” — until last year. Lopez and Affleck were spotted together mid-2021 before going public that July. Then in April, they got engaged again.

Cyndi Lauper & Harvey Fierstein on the Return of ‘Kinky Boots’ & Its Early Production Hurdles

Although Kinky Boots ran for more than Broadway 2,500 performances and netted six Tony Awards, book writer Harvey Fierstein still believes it “closed a little prematurely” when the curtain came down in spring of 2019. So even though a symptom-less case of COVID-19 kept the Tony-winning scribe from hanging with the show’s director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell and musical mastermind Cyndi Lauper during its off-Broadway premiere at Stage 42 on Aug. 25, he couldn’t be more thrilled about his musical’s return (even if he says that isolation is “driving me f–king nuts”).

“I love off Broadway — it’s my roots,” he tells Billboard over the phone, “And I love that theater. I love how open it is – there’s no balcony to overhang and block your view and mess up the sound. You can balance the sound so well in that space. There’s not a bad seat in the house, and it has a nice airy feeling to it. It plays beautifully in this space.”

A story about the owner of a failing shoe factory (Charlie, played by Christian Douglas at Stage 42) teaming up with a drag queen (Lola, played by Callum Francis, who previously performed the role on Broadway) to save his father’s business, Kinky Boots – which opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in 2013 — was based on a non-musical 2005 British film inspired by a true story. While Fierstein was already an established Broadway player with four Tonys to his name, it was new ground for Lauper, who provided Kinky Boots with its vibrating musical pulse. And for the Billboard Hot 100-topping, Grammy-winning pop singer-songwriter, the offer couldn’t have come at a better time.

“I was just fed up fighting the system,” she recalls, sitting across from Billboard in a diner-style booth in Manhattan’s chic CIVILIAN Hotel. “‘You’re not on the list,’ ‘You didn’t do this,'” she says, imitating various whiny voices from back in the day. “I was like, ‘You know what? Bite me.'” So when Fierstein reached out to his So Unusual friend, she signed on.

The musical’s culture clash dramedy gave her an opportunity to escape from the genre box that record company executives kept trying to keep her trapped inside. “[In Kinky Boots], nobody sings the same jam — so I get a chance to sing all kinds of ways, instead of singing something and having someone from the company tell me, ‘You can’t do that, you’re Cyndi Lauper! You’re supposed to sound like this!’ I could use my whole voice, and write music for all the different people in the show.”

With space to breathe on the Broadway stage, she flourished – particularly when writing the numbers for Lola. Lauper tells Billboard she envisioned Lola’s musical voice as a heady mixture of Cab Calloway and Shirley Bassey, with a sprinkle of Whitney Houston and Tina Turner, which you can hear on sly club numbers like “Sex Is in the Heel” and “Land of Lola.” Billy Porter, who originally played the role on Broadway, won a Tony for best actor in a musical with the role, and Kinky Boots gave Lauper herself a Tony for best original score – marking the first time in history a solo woman won in that category.

“The fact that there were so many different kinds of people in the show was exciting,” Lauper recalls of what made her sign on in the first place. “It was inclusive. It was more like real life.”

Kinky Boots

Callum Francis, Christian Douglas, Cyndi Lauper, Jerry Mitchell and the cast during the opening night curtain call for “Kinky Boots” at Stage 42 on Aug. 25, 2022 in New York City.

Looking back now, not even a decade after its Broadway premiere, Kinky Boots seems ahead of its time. Certainly, it’s an immediate precursor to drag’s cultural ascendance over the last half decade. “There’s so much misunderstanding. So many people don’t understand the difference between a drag queen and being transgender and someone with gender dysphoria. There’s so much to the human condition,” Fierstein says. “Now look at the stuff we’re aware of – even RuPaul’s Drag Race has had a heterosexual male drag queen, and a woman drag queen. And transgender drag queens. And that doesn’t make them any less drag; a drag queen is a special way people like to perform.”

Fierstein, who also penned poignant portrayals of drag artists in Torch Song Trilogy (1982) and La Cage aux Folles (1983), bristles somewhat at the idea of drag being a throughline in his career. “Nobody says to David Mamet, ‘You have a lot of working people in your shows,’ or to Arthur Miller, ‘What’s with all those heterosexuals?'” Fierstein points out. Even so, he acknowledges that “playing with sexuality is just fun. It’s so theatrical and wonderful on stage — and it’s all drag. If you’re gonna dress up anyway, you might as well dress up pretty!” he adds, cackling.

When Lauper is asked about the art form, she drolly offers, “I am a drag queen.” Hard to argue with her: Not only does she share stories of drag legend Flotilla DeBarge prodding her to stuff her cleavage, but Lauper was decades ahead of the trend when she put a slew of queens in the video for her 1995 Hot 100 hit “Hey Now (Girls Just Want to Have Fun).” While she says European audiences went wild for the video, the powers that be “wouldn’t release it in America.” She shakes her head. “That’s always my rub with record companies. People don’t really need record companies right now, and that’s good. I hope they pull the rug out a little and feel a little shaken, so they know not to be the way they were.”

With Kinky Boots likely to become one of those musicals that’s continually revived on Broadway over the coming generations, Fierstein and Lauper are now able to take a victory lap and look back fondly on some of the play’s early struggles. Recalling a number that involved a bankrupt Charlie firing his employees on one side of the stage while Lola pulled off a disappearing magic act on the other, Fierstein concludes, “Oh, did it suck.” When the number was eventually revamped, it meant that one of Lauper’s songs was cut. “I had some really awful ideas, and she was wonderful, because she wrote songs for all those awful ideas and they’re all in the garbage pail,” Fierstein says with a chortle. “But Cyndi never said to me, ‘F–k you for making me write all these songs.'”

For her part, Lauper remembers the cool reception the cast gave to a Blur-esque song with a punk rock feel she wrote, which didn’t make it to the final production. Her initial reaction to them: “What, you didn’t see Green Day? Rock n’ roll, a little punk is bothering you?”

Speaking of the starts and stops that characterize most plays before they hit the stage, Lauper provides an update on the status of the musical update of 1988’s Working Girl she’s been attached to since 2013. “They had business things to work out,” Lauper says of the first few years. “Then in 2017 we started writing music. There were two writers [attached], but they were television writers, and they were both wonderful, but they were busy with other things. And maybe they didn’t want to write the same story.”

Left with 16 songs for a Broadway-bound musical without a book, Lauper was insistent on finding a female writer for the project. “It had to be a woman; it’s a woman’s story,” she explains. While there’s a tinge of exhaustion in Lauper’s voice as she recounts the play’s long gestation period, it disappears when she brings up Theresa Rebeck, who was recently announced as the book writer for Working Girl: “She’s really wonderful. I feel so privileged to work with her.”

And while Lauper admits to missing her old Kinky Boots pals Fierstein and Mitchell as she navigates the waters of this show’s troubled birth, she remains as steely eyed as ever. “It’s my journey,” she says, still dedicated to her creative growth after decades in the game. “To get better at what I do, I have to learn to stand on my own.”

Ghost’s ‘Mary on a Cross’ Rides TikTok Trend to No. 1 on Hard Rock Streaming Songs Chart

Swedish rockers Ghost earn their first No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hard Rock Streaming Songs chart, as “Mary on a Cross” crowns the list dated Sept. 3.

In the Aug. 19-25 tracking period, the song vaulted by 48% to 4.9 million official U.S. streams, according to Luminate.

Originally released as part of a two-song single in 2019 (longside “Kiss the Go-Goat”, “Cross” has been revitalized in recent weeks due to a trend using both the original and an altered version of the song on TikTok.

“Cross” also debuts at No. 11 on Rock Streaming Songs.

Concurrently, the track ranks at No. 13 on Hard Rock Digital Song Sales with 1,000 downloads sold (also up 48%). It originally hit No. 2 in 2019.

The track additionally tops both the LyricFind U.S. and LyricFind Global surveys for a third straight week.

Globally, “Cross” debuts at Nos. 102 and 158 on the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. rankings, respectively.

“Cross” is not currently being promoted as a radio single. In March, Ghost released its latest album, Impera, which debuted at No. 1 on Top Rock & Alternative Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums and No. 2, the band’s best rank, on the Billboard 200. The set’s third single, “Spillways,” lifts into the top 20 on Mainstream Rock Airplay (22-20); it follows two No. 1s: “Call Me Little Sunshine,” for two weeks in May, and “Hunter’s Moon” (one, January).

Nicki Minaj Lives Her Suburban Barbie Fantasy in ‘Super Freaky Girl’ Video

F-R-E-AK! Nicki Minaj dropped a Barbie-inspired music video for her new single “Super Freaky Girl” on Thursday (Sept. 1).

In the technicolor clip, the rapper plays house with Hunger Games heartthrob Alexander Ludwig as the Ken to her Barbie. “I can lick it, I can ride it while you slippin’ and slidin’/ I can do all them little tricks and keep the di– up inside it/ You can smack it, you can grip it, you can go down and kiss it/ And every time he leave me ‘lone, he always tell me he miss it,” she raps on the chorus, casually brandishing a kitchen knife on the counter while the actor caresses her legs.

The pair’s perfectly plastic domesticity starts to take a turn, however, when Ludwig begins running down other neighbors on the street in his magenta sports car. Soon enough, Minaj is lighting him up with a bright pink blowtorch as he leaves for work and the house goes up in flames as the happy couple throws a backyard barbecue for two.

The video arrives just days after Minaj closed out her performance at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards with the track. The medley — which celebrated the rapper receiving this year’s Video Vanguard Award — also included a litany of her biggest hits like “Anaconda,” “Super Bass,” “Chun-Li,” “Beez in the Trap” and more. During her acceptance speech, she shouted out Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson, and made a call for viewers to take mental health “seriously.”

“Super Freaky Girl” marks the rapper’s first solo No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 following “Trollz” and “Say So,” her respective collaborations with 6ix9ine and Doja Cat, both reigning atop the chart in 2020.

Watch Minaj’s music video for “Super Freaky Girl” below.

Here Are the Biggest Music NFTs in August: Eminem, Muse, Stickmen Toys & More

August was a quiet month in the NFT world, with trading volume on OpenSea dropping to its lowest level in 12 months. The slowdown was reflected in music NFTs, resulting in a noticeable decline in new releases and a shift to lower price points. Overall, trading volume across the month’s top 10 music NFTs dropped to $1.3 million, down 83.75% from more than $8 million in July.

All of this makes for an interesting roundup in August, where five of the top 10 projects are returning names, powered by ongoing secondary sales on OpenSea, while primary sales from new projects took a backseat.

Still, August did bring some exciting new products to the market, including the world’s first UK and Australian chart-eligible NFT release from Muse, while two leading EDM artists shared streaming royalties to their music. Based on analysis of sales data from 19 different NFT platforms, independent releases and secondary sales volume on OpenSea, here are the 10 biggest-selling music NFTs and collections in August 2022.

1. Stickmen Toys
Total volume traded: 235 ETH ($364,250 at month-end conversion rate)
Primary sales: 0
Secondary sales: 235 ETH

The NFT project from Warner Records U.K. and Bose was the runner-up in July, but it claimed the top spot in August thanks to continuous sales on secondary markets like OpenSea. Stickmen Toys was free to mint in mid-July and went on to generate a further $360,000 in sales volume in August.

Warner Records U.K. is one of the early leaders in the major label NFT race. They recently teased an upcoming Web3 imprint and scored the U.K.’s first chart-compatible NFT release with Muse’s latest album, Will of the People, featured later in this list.

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2. KINGSHIP – “Key Cards”
Total volume traded: 188 ETH ($291,400)
Primary sales: 0
Secondary sales: 188 ETH

July’s number one dropped to second place in August, but sales for UMG’s Bored Ape supergroup remain strong on the secondary market with almost $300,000 traded. In August, KINGSHIP kept the promotional momentum going with an M&M’s partnership through which the group sold limited edition boxes of Bored Ape M&M’s (the gold version went on sale for $99 a piece).

The collaboration is a nod to the infamous Van Halen story in which the band was rumored to ask for M&M’s on their concert rider, but with the brown ones taken out to ensure the promoter was paying attention. The KINGSHIPxM&M’s trailer also teased the first glimpse of KINGSHIP’s music.

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3. PLS&TY – “PLS&TY Collections”
Total volume traded: 173 ETH ($268,150)
Primary sales: 173 ETH
Secondary sales: N/A

PLS&TY made his name as an electronic producer with over 100 million streams across YouTube, Soundcloud and Spotify. In August he dropped a collection of 15 different audiovisual collectibles on Gamestop’s brand new NFT platform. With each priced at a different entry point — from $9 to $620 — PLS&TY quickly racked up more than 170 ETH in sales.

PLS&TY was one of the earliest musicians to experiment with Web3. He first released 1/1 audiovisual art on SuperRare — the leading high-art NFT platform — back in October 2020.

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4. Shady Comics Concept Art
Total volume traded: $150,000
Primary sales: $150,000
Secondary sales: N/A

Snoop Dogg and Eminem took to the metaverse in August as animated versions of their Bored Apes for their first MTV VMA performance together in two decades. The hip-hop icons performed “From the D 2 The LBC” inside the Otherside metaverse – the virtual world built by Bored Ape creator Yuga Labs.

To commemorate the performance, Eminem and Snoop released a run of limited edition NFTs including physical art prints, skateboard decks and bobblehead figurines. The most popular, however, was a Shady Comics Concept Art magazine. The run of 1,000 sold out almost instantly.

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5. Hume Collective – “Genesis”
Total volume traded: 50 ETH ($77,500)
Primary sales: 0
Secondary volume: 50 ETH

Hume is a Web3 record label with a roster of “metastars” — artists that perform in the metaverse using an NFT avatar. After dropping its Genesis NFT for free in July, Hume continued to generate sales on secondary markets like OpenSea through August.

The label kept the momentum going by hinting at a new fundraising announcement and news of “The Studio” — an innovative Web3 feature that will allow NFT holders to connect their wallet, listen to new tracks from the label and help decide which songs to release.

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6. Elephante – “Catching On” ft. Nevve
Total volume traded: $51,385
Primary sales: $49,680
Secondary volume: 1.1 ETH

With hundreds of millions of streams under his belt, EDM artist Elephante made his first foray into Web3 this August. He dropped an NFT of his iconic track “Catching On” through Royal, offering holders a percentage of future streaming royalties. The track has already racked up 40 million streams on Spotify alone, and Royal estimates that holders will earn 10% of the token price for every 3 million additional streams in the future.

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7. Violetta Zironi – “Moonshot”
Total volume traded: 23 ETH ($35,650)
Primary sales: 0
Secondary volume: 23 ETH

Independent artist Violetta Zironi made it two months in a row in the top 10 thanks to consistently strong secondary sales on OpenSea. Zironi sold out her debut NFT collection earlier in the year, complete with artwork from her father, a former Disney animator. She has since built a loyal and passionate fan base by hosting daily Twitter Spaces and discussions about music NFTs.

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8. R3HAB & Laidback Luke – “Weekend on a Wednesday”
Total volume traded: $32,230
Primary sales: $22,000
Secondary volume: 6.6 ETH ($10,230)

EDM producers R3HAB and Laidback Luke teamed up to offer streaming royalties for their new track “Weekend on a Tuesday” through a new NFT platform called anotherblock. A total of 250 NFTs sold out within 40 minutes, granting token holders a 0.02% ownership of royalties in the song. The two producers already have a combined 25 million monthly listeners on Spotify, and anotherblock estimates that “Weekend on a Tuesday” will generate 21 million streams in the next year, delivering a 19% return on the initial token price.

Royalty sharing is becoming a bigger trend in the music NFT space. The concept was pioneered by DJ and producer 3LAU through his Royal platform, but more are popping up. The release by R3HAB and Laidback Luke is the debut drop on Europe-based anotherblock.

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9. Snoop Dogg – B.O.D.R.
Total volume traded: 21 ETH ($32,550)
Primary sales: 0
Secondary volume: 21 ETH

B.O.D.R. is Snoop Dogg’s first album since taking over Death Row Records in February. Alongside the traditional album release on streaming services, Snoop dropped 25,000 NFT “stash boxes,” each containing one of 17 tracks from the album. The NFTs also give holders access to future airdrops including comics, films and gig tickets. Snoop has been a pioneer in the Web3 music space and aims to turn Death Row Records into the world’s first metaverse label, suggesting this is just a taste of more to come.

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10. Muse – Will of the People
Total volume traded: $30,130
Primary sales: $23,000
Secondary volume: 4.6 ETH ($7,130)

Muse made history in August with the world’s first NFT to enter the British music charts. In collaboration with NFT platform Serenade, the band created a chart-eligible NFT collection to accompany their new album Will of the People. Combined with traditional album sales and streams, it’s looking at a No. 1 debut on the UK album chart.

The NFT collection itself was limited to 1,000 and priced at £20 each (about $23). It was limited in terms of extras in order to remain chart-compatible, but it does include downloadable FLACC files, additional artwork and a digital signature from each band member.

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Methodology: The chart was compiled using data from primary music NFT sales across 19 different NFT platforms, independent releases and secondary volume data from OpenSea. Data was captured Aug. 1–31, 2022. Conversion rates from Ethereum to US dollars were calculated on Aug. 31.