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TWO GRAMMY NERDS DISH ABOUT THE NOMINATIONS
Let the opinions fly. (12/14a)
AN ALL-GRAMMY
DOUBLE HITS LIST
Family economy size (12/14a)
FLIPOVER FRIDAY: NEW ARRIVALS AT iTUNES AND APPLE MUSIC
Action in the Apple-verse (12/14a)
MEDIABASE 2018 AIRPLAY TOTALS ARE HERE
All the "Hey Buddy"s your heart desires (12/14a)
REVENUE CHART: RED, WHITE, BLUE & GREEN
...i.e., "Rudolph," "Pure Cocaine," Ol' Blue Eyes and currency (12/14a)
GRAMMY NERDS BREAK IT DOWN
Wow, they really are nerds, huh?
REVERBERATIONS OF TAYLOR'S DEAL
What does it all mean? What did it cost? Answer the second question first.
IS IT COLD IN HERE?
It's fine, really. We'd just like to feel our extremities again.
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TWO GRAMMY NERDS DISH ABOUT THE NOMINATIONS
Let the opinions fly. (12/14a)
AN ALL-GRAMMY
DOUBLE HITS LIST
Family economy size (12/14a)
FLIPOVER FRIDAY: NEW ARRIVALS AT iTUNES AND APPLE MUSIC
Action in the Apple-verse (12/14a)
MEDIABASE 2018 AIRPLAY TOTALS ARE HERE
All the "Hey Buddy"s your heart desires (12/14a)
REVENUE CHART: RED, WHITE, BLUE & GREEN
...i.e., "Rudolph," "Pure Cocaine," Ol' Blue Eyes and currency (12/14a)
GRAMMY NERDS BREAK IT DOWN
Wow, they really are nerds, huh?
REVERBERATIONS OF TAYLOR'S DEAL
What does it all mean? What did it cost? Answer the second question first.
IS IT COLD IN HERE?
It's fine, really. We'd just like to feel our extremities again.
EGGNOG
A sweet and creamy vehicle for the intoxicating liquor that blocks out the agony of the holidays.
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