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HITS HIGH FIVE: WHEREVER YOU MAY BE

The Dodgers are going to the World Series for the first time in 29 years so as we prepare to watch endless replays of Kirk Gibson’s famous home run, here is the HITS High Five highlight reel of the last week in the music business.

The Bible’s move to consort with public enemy #1 of the music biz, YouTube, led us to question chart guru Silvio Pietroluongo and Billboard’s decision to toss its last valued asset, their charts.

Hot off our taking issue with the YouTube factor, The Fader revealed details about an unusual YouTube clip that purportedly helped Post Malone’s “rockstar” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Meanwhile, our Grammy Whisperer fills us in on who’s in and who’s out for consideration in the Best New Artist category and breaks down the Record of the Year contenders.

Speaking of Grammys, how will the Top 10 songs on Spotify’s Global Top 200 affect the nominations process as first-round voting progresses?

The avalanche of Q4 music has begun with new music arriving from Taylor Swift, Niall Horan, and Future and Young Thug.

The Champagne is on ice to celebrate the Yankees joining L.A.'s blue crew in the Series 30 years after Reggie Jackson's historic three-swing, three-homer game.

 

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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