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9/24/16

The eligibility year for the 59th annual Grammy Awards ends 9/30. Let’s see how the key races are shaping up. We'll start with Best New Artist...


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9/24/16

Shawn Mendes will take the #1 spots on both our SPS and album charts next Friday. Also streeting: Luke Bryan, The Boss and JT’s Trolls. Here’s what we know today…


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9/24/16

Backstage at Luke Bryan's sold-out show at L.A.'s Fabulous Forum, the Capitol Nashville superstar is joined by manager Kerri Edwards of Red Light and our own Todd Hensley. Bryan's every move onstage evoked deafening screams from the capacity crowd; later in the evening, Hensley frightened a skunk. 


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Buckwheat-Zydeco
9/24/16

Buckwheat Zydeco, the Grammy-winning accordionist and singer who took regional Louisiana music around the globe, died Saturday after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 68.

 


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9/23/16

Today, HITS is introducing a brand new chart powered by BuzzAngle that you won’t be able to live without...


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9/23/16

Drake has done it again. The YMCMB/Republic star’s smash set, Views, has returned to the #1 position on HITS Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) Chart for a 13th nonconsecutive week with 52k. Meanwhile, on the Album Sales Chart, former Staind frontman Aaron Lewis reigns with 39k for Sinner—his third solo country effort, and first through Dot/BMLG.


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9/23/16

In yet another clear sign that Apple Music is doubling down on its commitment to original content, the service has just announced the hiring of former Epic Records EVP Scott Seviour...


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9/23/16

The U.K. Singles Chart has had a slight shake-up this week thanks to James Arthur, who has recently re-signed to Syco. But did “Say You Won’t Let Go” reach #1?


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9/23/16

The clock in New York reads 4:20, so we’re hitting the bong until we develop a craving for jelly of quail with crayfish cream—the dish we expect Universal execs heading to Hampshire to try at Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck restaurant. Until those reports come in, check out the week’s hottest stories.


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9/23/16

By the time the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band took the stage at The Ryman Auditorium Wednesday night (9/21) to celebrate 50 Years of Dirt and Will the Circle Be Unbroken—joined by an all-star cast of Margo Price, Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, Jim Lauderdale, Steve Earle, Parker Milsap and The Milk Carton Kids—it was clear that the future of roots music was now deeply planted and coming on strong. 


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A NASHVILLE COMBO PLATTER FOR CMA 50
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SYCO GRABS HANDLIN FOR A&R
Aussie expat speaks perfect English. (9/22a)
Q4 KILLERS
Which home-stretch releases will rule? Is it Christmas yet?
GRAMMY SEASON HAS BEGUN
We'll tell you who's in the mix.
PANDORA'S BOX
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