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TAYLOR BREAKS ANOTHER RECORD WITH ANOTHER RECORD
Oops...she did it again. (11/17a)
"DESPACITO" DOMINATES 2017 LATIN GRAMMYS
...to no one's surprise. (11/17a)
THE FOUR: CW TO GET HIS CLOSE-UP (UPDATE)
Charlie is ready for prime time. (11/17a)
GERSON ON BREAKING THE GLASS CEILING
The trailblazer talks. (11/17a)
THE GRAMMY TELECAST WILL HONOR THE DEPARTED (BUT PLEASE, GOD, NO MORE)
Who will get a special tribute on the telecast? (11/17a)
GRAMMY SHOCKERS
You just wait.
WHAT WAS ON THAT PIZZA?
I think I'm hallucinating.
WHO WILL DOMINATE THE HOLIDAYS?
Stockings await.
MAJOR EXEC SHUFFLE
The deals aren't done yet, but when they are? Hoo-boy.
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TAYLOR BREAKS ANOTHER RECORD WITH ANOTHER RECORD
Oops...she did it again. (11/17a)
"DESPACITO" DOMINATES 2017 LATIN GRAMMYS
...to no one's surprise. (11/17a)
THE FOUR: CW TO GET HIS CLOSE-UP (UPDATE)
Charlie is ready for prime time. (11/17a)
GERSON ON BREAKING THE GLASS CEILING
The trailblazer talks. (11/17a)
THE GRAMMY TELECAST WILL HONOR THE DEPARTED (BUT PLEASE, GOD, NO MORE)
Who will get a special tribute on the telecast? (11/17a)
GRAMMY SHOCKERS
You just wait.
WHAT WAS ON THAT PIZZA?
I think I'm hallucinating.
WHO WILL DOMINATE THE HOLIDAYS?
Stockings await.
MAJOR EXEC SHUFFLE
The deals aren't done yet, but when they are? Hoo-boy.
RUMOR MILL
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11/17/17

In her debut week, Taylor Swift's reputation (Big Machine) edges...


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11/17/17

It’s official. Taylor Swift’s reputation (Big Machine) has edged past prior smash 1989 to become her fourth consecutive album to debut with a million-plus first week. The star’s much-talked-about set has bowed with approximately 1.29m on the HITS Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) Chart.


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11/17/17

Just when I’d resigned myself to writing yet another column admonishing the Modern Rock format for its lack of commitment to new artists, Lenny appeared in my office with news of...


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Charlie Walk
11/17/17

It's now official: Republic prez Charlie Walk will co-star on Fox’s The Four: Battle for Stardom as a judge, alongside DJ Khaled and the mogul formerly known as Puffy (aka Brother Love) as well as Epic singer/songwriter Meghan Trainor. The show's six-episode season premieres on 1/4...


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11/17/17

What’s the streaming equivalent of a broken record? While Taylor was commanding all our attention the last seven days, Post Malone's "rockstar" (Republic) kept churning along, retaining its two-month lock as top earner on our Song Revenue Chart. At $192k, the track is holding up quite well, thanks, but Post is getting a serious challenge from...


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11/17/17

As we rumored Thursday, AMP (WBMP-FM) New York and Dallas (KVIL-FM) are both flipping to Alternative in tandem with the closing of the CBS/Entercom merger. This marks alternative rock's first appearance at radio in the largest media market in the country since 2011, as well as the format's return to the largest media market in Texas.


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11/17/17

With reputation, Big Machine's Taylor Swift will have her fourth straight million-plus chart debut. Nobody else has done 1 million in their first week more than twice. Also...


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11/17/17

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee were the big winners at the 2017 Latin Grammys, taking home four trophies for their history-making smash “Despacito"...


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11/17/17

In London for the EMAs, Maverick boss Guy Oseary tells company prexy Greg Thompson to cool it with the cockney accent he learned from Mary Poppins and, for the love of God, to stop calling him "guv'nor."


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taylow
11/17/17

Taylor Swift’s reputation (Virgin EMI) has hit #1 in the U.K. on 84k combined sales. It’s her third Official Albums chart-topper, falling just short of the 90k 1989 did in 2014. It’s the sixth biggest opening week for an album this year.


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11/17/17

Imagine Dragons steal some "Thunder" at T40, while Rhythm has Post Malone rocking his fourth week at #1 and at Modern Rock, Beck makes moves...


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11/17/17

Bob Seger celebrated today's release of his 18th studio album, I Knew You When (Capitol), with label honchos, Steve “Ramblin, Gamblin Man” Barnett, left, and Bruce “I take those old records off the shelf” Resnikoff on the right. Pandora has caught Seger fever as well, creating Seger-related playlists and mixtapes to celebrate a man who, until recently, kept his old time rock & roll off the Internet.


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STATE-BMLG HEADSHOT BORCHETTA
11/17/17

Taylor can’t come to this week’s array of hot topics—she’s busy counting—so she’s sent Scott Borchetta to host the festivities.


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11/17/17

Beyoncé's HBO film Lemonade has been recognized with a Peabody Award for "challenging our cultural imagination about the intimacies and complexities of women of color"...


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The Rest of Our Life
11/17/17

The first joint album from Tim McGraw and Faith Hill is the top newcomer this flipover Friday as the couple’s The Rest of Our Life (McGraw/Arista Nashville) leads a class of seven rookies in the iTunes Top 10.


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Lisa Worden
11/17/17

KROQ APD/MD Lisa Worden is joining iHeartMedia as Alternative Brand Manager after 22 years at the L.A. Alternative flagship, reporting to Chief Programming Officer Tom Poleman and National Programming Group EVP/GM Brad Hardin. The highly respected Worden will also serve as VP of Programming at KYSR (Alt 98.7), working alongside PD Mike Kaplan.


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11/17/17

Luis Fonsi & Demi Lovato's dancey new banger, "Échame La Culpa (UMLE/Republic/Island), takes the top spot on Spotify's New Music Friday playlist.


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harrydoc1
11/17/17

Harry Styles: Behind the Album—The Performances, which just debuted on Apple Music, follows last May's Behind the Album doc about the Columbia singer/songwriter's solo bow. That film featured excerpts from in-studio band perfs that are now available in full.


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turkey
11/17/17

Next week, President Trump will undoubtedly uphold presidential tradition and pardon a turkey prior to Thanksgiving. Will that turkey be:
1. Wilbur Ross
2. Mike Flynn
3. Jared Kushner
4. The interruption from civility in public discourse
Feel free to debate dry vs. wet brining, stuffing vs. dressing and Lions blue vs. Cowboys blue, but don’t skip this week’s HITS High Five.


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in memoriam
11/17/17

Neil Portnow and Ken Ehrlich are doubtless hoping for the continued good health of every prominent musician. That's just the kind of guys they are, of course. But also, they must by now realize that the upcoming 60th annual Grammy Awards already has enough all-but-mandatory posthumous tribute segments.


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It's offficial: @Peachy67 (Lisa Worden) heads to @iHeartRadio and @ALT987fm after 22 years @kroq.… https://t.co/k3MgpMCVjW
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