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12/18/18

HITS Editor in Chief Lenny Beer has weighed in on the weightier topics of 2018, and we’ve taken the wadded-up assortment of cocktail napkins and construction paper on which his musings were scrawled and assembled them into as readable a form as the content permitted.


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ibgiffinal
12/18/18

I.B. Bad surveys the state of play on the label side in this, the first installment of his year-end dispatch.


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Oscar
12/18/18

The Oscars’ music committee have put Dolly Parton, Mark Ronson, Kendrick Lamar and, of course, Lady Gaga, onto the Original Song short list with five others. And once again, longtime song observers are asking the question…


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12/17/18

Between wrapping boxes of Cohibas and stuffing the stockings of low-paying song users with coal, Marty Bandier wrote the folks at Sony/ATV a final, heartfelt year-end message. He gives shout-outs to Drake, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, Queen, Brian Monaco, Joe Puzio and Guy Moot, among others.


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spiderverse
12/17/18

Santa's sleigh is barreling in our direction, carols are blasting out of every retail space and industry folk are daydreaming of sugarplums during their year-end meetings. If you can scrounge up a few more drops of giving-a-crap before your seasonal gorging on eggnog and elf porn, here's what we're envisioning for the week's new releases, including Springsteen and Spider-Man.


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12/17/18

In the last roundup of Noisemakers for 2018, we present another batch of professionals from different parts of the biz whose dedication and effort make their superiors look.


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tricky-stewart
12/17/18

Merck Mercuriadis got his checkbook out again, this time acquiring the catalog of Christopher “Tricky” Stewart that includes writing credits Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and Justin Bieber’s “Baby.”


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JINGLE BALL
12/17/18

In the midst of the Miami Jingle Ball, Warner Bros. Records breakout and Grammy Best New Artist contender Bebe Rexha joins iHeart's programming guru Tom Poleman, on-air stalwart Elvis Duran and fellow artist Bazzi for a jolly photo op just before indulging in the wintry seasonal tradition of mojitos and cigars in the pool. As this pic was snapped, Tom asked Elvis if it wasn't about time for him to change into his contractually mandated elf costume and caper about.


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SM Toronto Final
12/17/18

Shawn Mendes, who snagged a pair of Grammy noms earlier this month, has something new to celebrate—he sold out his very first stadium show in a matter of minutes. The fact that the stadium in question is Rogers Centre in his hometown of Toronto renders the accomplishment that much sweeter.


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ava max
12/17/18

The race for the U.K.’s Official Christmas #1 single is a battle between Ava Max, Ariana Grande… and a novelty song by YouTube personality LadBaby. Over on albums, Bruce Springsteen has the highest new midweek entry at #2.


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NEAR TRUTHS YEAR-END WRAP UP, PART 1:
AROUND THE HORN
The "new prosperity." (12/18a)
MARTY DELIVERS A FINAL YEAR-END LETTER
A double corona for all! (12/17a)
NEW RELEASES:
ONWARD INTO THE
CHRISTMAS-VERSE (UPDATE)
Spidey and Springsteen. (12/17a)
CHART STORY: SKINS IN THE GAME
Triple X hits a homer. (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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