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9/30/16

Illuminate, Shawn Mendes’ follow-up to debut full-length Handwritten, has bowed at #1 on the HITS Sales Plus Streaming Chart, earning 144k for the Island artist. On the Album Sales Chart, it also appeared at #1 with 119k. The chart-topping bow amplifies the Best New Artist Grammy buzz on the 18-year-old troubadour.


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9/30/16

In a week where we struggled with the end of Vin Scully’s fabled careerDonald Trump’s lies and the passing of one of the greatest earworm creators ever, we soldiered on with thoughts about the Grammys,  the industry’s new world order and a kooky hire over at YouTube. Yes, you’re very glad it’s 4:20 somewhere.

 


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9/30/16

HITS’ newest chart has just been updated. The Top 50 Streamed Songs Chart, powered by BuzzAngle Music, which made its debut a week ago, joins the Songs Plus Streaming (SPS) and Album Sales charts, each of which turns over every Friday for the week ending the previous day. How do we turn it around so fast? Simple—it's magic. Click here to access it.


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9/30/16

Sony/ATV supremo Marty Bandier fired up a Cohiba to celebrate the announcement that Sony Corporation's purchase of the Michael Jackson Estate's 50% stake in the pubco was complete. Bandier hailed “an exciting new chapter” and expressed his gratitude to John Branca, John McClain and Karen Langford


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9/30/16

Our own Michelle S. debriefs last night's dazzling L.A. concert by Drake, featuring guests Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Future, Big Sean and more, wild visuals and the star attraction's relentless charisma.


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9/30/16

At the recent iHeartRadio fest in Vegas, RCA's Joe Riccitelli and iHeart's Tom Poleman lay odds on how long it'll take us to make a "Pittman's jet" joke. Well, we didn't, so pay up, fools. Oh, shit... will you take a check? Later, the pair enjoyed a refreshing rum punch served out of Sia's wig.


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9/30/16

The eligibility year for the 59th annual Grammy Awards ends today, 9/30. Let’s see how the key races—Album, Record and Song of the Year and Best New Artist—are shaping up.


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9/30/16

Welcome to our ongoing series of photographic adventures involving a giant Charlie Walk head. In this latest series, the floating face of the Republic prez (created for his ethos-rocking bday event) goes for a stroll in our neighborhood. On the Walk of Fame today, the local heroes just got a little bit more heroic.


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9/30/16

Spotify is in advanced talks to acquire SoundCloud, as the dominant streaming service seeks to add value ahead of an IPO, while also hoping to increase its lead over rivals Apple Music, Pandora and Amazon...


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9/30/16

New tracks from Chainsmokers, Niall Horan, DNCE and a Bob Dylan cover from The Lumineers usher in the first Friday of fall on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist.


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