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1/17/18

Our inside man on the new label chiefs' first moves, the Grammy telecast and other key TV shows on the music-biz calendar, stream wars and more.


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camilashowman
1/17/18

SYCO/Epic's Camila Cabello continues to battle The Greatest Showman soundtrack for #1 on this week's chart, with the latest projections putting both in the mid-to-upper-90k range. This one looks like it'll come down to the wire. Stay tuned.


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1/17/18

Sources close to the situation say Columbia boss Ron Perry has inked acclaimed producer/artist Diplo to the label.


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KCSigning
1/17/18

It's official. As was previously rumored, country icon Kenny Chesney has signed with John Esposito's Warner Music Nashville. This is quite the coup for WMG boss Max Lousada, who we hear looks simply smashing in a cowboy hat.


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1/17/18

Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith and U2 will perform on the 60th Annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on 1/28, it was just announced. As for Miley Cyrus...


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DAVE EAST AT SPOTIFY
1/17/18

To celebrate the drop of his new mixtape, P2, Def Jam artist Dave East drops by Spotify's NYC HQ to—and we're quoting the press release here—"deliver some special cookies." We are unable to confirm rumors that, after trying one of the "special cookies," label EVP Scott Greer tried to make a playlist out of his socks. Meanwhile, East unveiled his short film, "The Hated" f/Nas...


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1/17/18

Our most recent print edition (issue #1234, as it happens, perpetuating the illusion that we can count) features two covers and two Contents VIPs, though doubling down scarcely conceals the fact that we're half-wits.


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1/17/18

The Chainsmokers get existential with new single "Sick Boy" (Disruptor/Columbia), asking "How many likes is my life worth?" Hear the song and watch the video, which is rapidly raking in views.


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Camila
1/17/18

Camila Cabello’s strong performance in both sales and streams puts her in the lead for #1. It’s still close, however, as The Greatest Showman soundtrack nips at its heels. The Cranberries seem headed for the Top 20 following the death of lead singer Dolores O'Riordan.


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1/17/18

Last month, I fearlessly predicted Grammy winners in the Big Four categories and for Best Pop Vocal Album. Today, I take my best shot at predicting 14 other “genre album” winners, as well as Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.


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I.B. BAD TUNES IN
New label bosses, Grammys, must-see TV, more. (1/17a)
HAS NEW COLUMBIA BOSS PERRY INKED HIS FIRST MAJOR ACT?
A new era of signings begins. (1/17a)
THE GRAMMY PERFORMERS KEEP ON COMIN'
Kendrick, U2, Sam... (1/17a)
WOMEN
ON THE WAY
Promotions across the pond make waves. (1/17a)
GRAMMY WHAMMY
Who's performing, for reals.
PLUGGING INTO POWER
Which major pop figure is pondering a move into politics?
BUILDING A BETTER PIZZA
Let's talk crust.
I'M A STABLE GENIUS
Pass the Big Macs.
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