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YOUR TOP 20 IS
MUY GRANDE
How will the Grammys affect who follows Ariana? (2/14a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: FEMALE POWER
Ari! Halsey! Billie! (2/18a)
UMG POSTS $7B YEAR,
WITH SALE ON TRACK
Who wants a piece of this? (2/15a)
FLIPOVER FRIDAY: NEW ARRIVALS AT iTUNES AND APPLE MUSIC
A pair of dynamic duos leads the pack. (2/15a)
HITS LIST KEEPS FALLING ON MY HEAD
These rainmakers are anything but all wet. (2/18a)
THE WINNERS
What the Grammys tell us about a changing landscape.
COMMITTED TO ROCK
The biz players who are determined to get the volume back up.
MANAGEMENT DO-SI-DO
Big changes among big acts.
THE NEW SUPERSTARS
The old pop rules just don't apply.
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YOUR TOP 20 IS
MUY GRANDE
How will the Grammys affect who follows Ariana? (2/14a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: FEMALE POWER
Ari! Halsey! Billie! (2/18a)
UMG POSTS $7B YEAR,
WITH SALE ON TRACK
Who wants a piece of this? (2/15a)
FLIPOVER FRIDAY: NEW ARRIVALS AT iTUNES AND APPLE MUSIC
A pair of dynamic duos leads the pack. (2/15a)
HITS LIST KEEPS FALLING ON MY HEAD
These rainmakers are anything but all wet. (2/18a)
THE WINNERS
What the Grammys tell us about a changing landscape.
COMMITTED TO ROCK
The biz players who are determined to get the volume back up.
MANAGEMENT DO-SI-DO
Big changes among big acts.
THE NEW SUPERSTARS
The old pop rules just don't apply.
RUMOR MILL
ibgif1260
2/18/19

I.B. Bad examines Ariana's triumph, the Grammy aftermath and the new metric.


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ariana-grande-2019
2/18/19

Ariana Grande’s thank you, next (Republic) continues to shatter records. With 360k equivalent album units in under seven days, the current chart-topper now holds the record for biggest streaming week for a pop album by a female artist—putting Ari in the top 10 of the biggest streaming weeks. She’s the only female artist on the list. Streaming-wise, the album smashed...


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drakeflaga
2/18/19

This week’s new releases include an album from Nashville stalwarts Florida Georgia Line and a vintage mixtape from Drake.


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ariana (1)
2/18/19

Ariana Grande is battling herself for the U.K. Official Singles #1 on Friday, while “Giant” (Columbia) by Rag’n’Bone Man and Calvin Harris sits just 2.7k combined sales behind at #3. Over on albums, Avril Lavigne has the highest new entry at #5.


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ariana memoji
2/18/19

Ariana Grande’s much-talked-about thank u, next (Republic) has officially debuted on the HITS Top 50 Chart with 355k (and 700k+ RTD). This is the star’s second chart-topper in six months (Sweetener, which dropped last August, bowed with 232k). What's more, the set has earned...


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J. Cole 2019 NBA All-Star Game perf
2/18/19

Proud North Carolina native J. Cole had the crowd singing along during his halftime performance at the NBA All-Star Game Sunday night from Charlotte’s Spectrum Center. The Dreamville/Interscope star also provided a highlight of Saturday night’s Slam Dunk Contest, as the KnicksDennis Smith Jr. leaped over the seated rapper, after which Cole came surprisingly close to dunking himself.


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GCJ SNL
2/18/19

Warner Bros. Records' Gary Clark Jr. made his musical debut on Saturday Night Live...


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Webp.net-gifmaker
2/18/19

Ariana Grande’s “7 rings” jumped J. Cole’s “Middle Child” as the top earner of the week leading up to the Grammys. The Top 5 is rounded out by Halsey. Just below her is the week’s best-selling debut, from Billie Eilish


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Raindrops
2/18/19

They say it never rains in California, but that's far from accurate this winter, as deluge after deluge sweeps across the region. It's called weather, as our Commander in Chief has sagely proclaimed. Actually, it’s called El Niño, and although those words are on everyone’s lips, you won’t find it among the week’s most-trending topics. But you will find La Grande...


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Elvis-White
2/17/19

On Sunday, NBC will air a tribute to the greatest marriage of rock & roll and TV in history, the Elvis Presley ’68 Comeback Special. On his way to the dry cleaner to pick up his head-to-toe black leather ensemble, producer Ken Ehrlich explained what it took to salute the 50th anniversary of The King’s rebirth in Elvis All-Star Tribute.


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1260 Hitslist kacey
2/15/19

Getting back into the swing of touring and performing after a week that was, as Kacey Musgraves so eloquently put it herself, “pretty fucking amazing,” the Album of the Year winner performed a stunning, triumphant set at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on Thursday night.


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yet another ari
2/15/19

Ariana Grande breaks her own record for most album streams ever by a female artist in seven days, becomes the first female artist in U.K. chart history to replace herself at the top of the singles chart and, with “Needy” at #8, achieves a feat not seen since 1955.


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George Washington 1795
2/15/19

While the outside world was concerned with a boatload of presidential candidates and a silly wall, the discussion and debate around here all week concerned the Grammy Awards, who showed up and who didn’t—physically and metaphorically. Oh, and happy Presidents' Day.


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dreamville events
2/15/19

The NBA All Star game is taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina this weekend, so hometown hero J. Cole will be banding together with his Dreamville collective to make it as memorable as possible.


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Grainge
2/15/19

After reporting a second consecutive year of 10% growth, the sale of up to half of Sir Lucian Grainge’s Universal Music Group is moving forward on Vivendi’s end, as valuations of UMG continue to skyrocket by the billions.


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cardibruno
2/15/19

Cardi B and Bruno Mars land the cover of Spotify's New Music Friday behind the release of their latest collaboration, "Please Me."


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FGL
2/15/19

Florida Georgia Line’s fourth album zips to #1 this flipover Friday at iTunes, while the double-barreled star of Cardi B and Bruno Mars propels “Please Me” to the top of the songs chart.


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post malone ieg
2/15/19

Halsey holds #1 for a fourth week at T40, while Post Malone smokes the competition at Rhythm and at Modern Rock, Cage! The Elephant are poised for the top...


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Stephen Schwartz credit - Nathan Johnson
2/15/19

Stephen Schwartz, the composer and lyricist responsible for Pippin, and Wicked, has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Warner/Chappell.


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Webp.net-gifmaker (39)
2/15/19

What do Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville's Grammy-winning country duo Dan + Shay, eOne/Cash Money West/Republic rapper Blueface, Polydor U.K./Capitol pop songstress Mabel and the RCA alt-rockers of half•alive have in common?


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@AvitoneMusic @jodywatley I must say our website was not aesthetically pleasing in 2006.
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@PFTompkins @nicolewboyce @Mark_DMcKinney Now you're a flathead.
On the cover of our latest print mag: #Grammy Best New Artist nominees @GretaVanFleet. @RepublicRecords… https://t.co/JHFGdmZIn1
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