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HITS HIGH FIVE:
LIGHT MY FIRE

Pot smokers are having about 20% more sex than non-users according to a study that crunched the data supplied by 50K people between 2002 and 2015. Before we spark up and think about where our night might lead, here are the week’s top stories gathered in the HITS High Five. 

I.B. Bad dishes on the gigantic first-week sales of P!nk’s Beautiful Trauma, the YouTube-Billboard chart fiasco and the bundling gambit.

Look for a repeat of the showdown between mainstream pop and contemporary R&B and hip-hop that has been the dominant Grammy storyline the last two years, says our Grammy Whisperer.

Speaking of Grammys, we spoke with multiple artists in the conversation for top-tier Grammy nods. There’s Benny BlancoAlessia CaraJulia Michaels and others.

NBC NewsClaire Atkinson examines the issue of streams and how they’re counted on certain charts.

We lost one of the greats this week, Fats Domino. He fused the sounds of New Orleans—boogie-woogie piano, parade rhythms, early jazz—with an easy-going vocal style, simple stories and a steady beat to lay the groundwork for rock & roll. His influence was widely felt.

 

RECORDING ACADEMY RESPONDS TO ALLEGATIONS
Point, counterpoint. (5/24a)
TOP MONEYMAKERS: STAR WARS
"America" (still) first (5/25a)
JACKSON ESTATE SAYS "BEAT IT" TO ABC/DISNEY OVER SPECIAL
Mickey Mouse Club subscription canceled. (5/24a)
ISLAND HOPPING: BEESE HEADS TO U.S.
U.K. label chief heads Stateside (5/24a)
DOWN THE TUBE: LYOR'S PRESS TOUR
It's a veritable looney tune. (5/24a)
THE NEW LEADERS
We chat with the top label execs about changing times.
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS SPECIAL
They're young, they're happening and we've got 'em.
PIZZA PLACEMENT
Songs by the slice.
A.I. AND OUR FUTURE
Planning for Skynet.
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