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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.

 

XXXTENTACION FANS FLOCK TO HIS MUSIC (UPDATE)
Fans still flocking to his tracks and albums. (6/22a)
XXXTENTACION FANS FLOCK TO HIS MUSIC (UPDATE)
Two suspects are apparently still at large. (6/22a)
TOP MONEYMAKERS: SPREADING THE WEALTH
Juice WRLD made the most moolah. (6/22a)
SPOT STOCK ROCKETS TO TOP (UPDATE)
The gambit appears to be working. (6/22a)
SUSPECT CHARGED IN XXXTENTACION SLAYING (UPDATE)
Motive remains unclear. (6/22a)
WHO ARE THE RAINMAKERS?
We promise this special issue won't be dry.
HOW ROCK IS STREAMING FORWARD
Amps sold separately.
PIZZA PLACEMENT
Songs by the slice.
A.I. AND OUR FUTURE
Planning for Skynet.
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