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 U.K. CHARTS: BOWIE ON TOP IN BLIGHTY AGAIN
2/5/16

Sia has been knocked off her midweek #1 peak by David Bowie, twice, as This Is Acting (Monkey Puzzle/RCA) finishes at #3 on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart. ZAYN’s “Pillowtalk” (RCA), meanwhile, is a roaring success and the title of the fastest-selling single of 2016 so far. So where’s Rihanna? Glad you asked...


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ON RECORDS: RANDOM GRAMMY THOUGHTS
2/5/16

It’s time to spark another blunt and ponder some of the more compelling questions swirling around the Grammys. We find the Grammy process endlessly intriguing—don’t you?


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CHART STORY: RIHANNA’S HARD “WORK” PAID OFF
2/5/16

Westbury Road/Roc Nation’s Rihanna has dethroned another megastar, Adele, by topping the HITS Album Sales Chart with 125k for ANTI, even after the Samsung-backed giveaway of a million copies. Keep in mind that the set—her eighth studio album—was only available digitally at presstime. 


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BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED
2/5/16

This week in our Vibe Raters round-up of buzzing and breaking artists, RCA’s ZAYN debuts atop the pack, considering the massive success of his debut solo single in sales and airplay. Meanwhile, Columbia Nashville’s Maren Morris—whose breakout single is currently Top 5 on iTunes’ country singles chart and Top 30 overall—makes an appearance, along with TEN/Epic’s Zara Larsson, who’s now the #3 Biggest Gainer at Shazam U.S. Click the links for more, buddy.


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THE LUMINEERS
FEEL YA
2/5/16

Presenting "Ophelia" by Dualtone's The Lumineers. The winsome track, already #4 on the iTunes Alternative leaderboard (and making its way up the overall singles chart), arrived at KROQ, iHeart and SiriusXM this morning; it's the first foray from the forthcoming Cleopatra (due 4/8).


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ADELE WADES INTO THE STREAM AGAIN
2/5/16

Adele has made another song from her mega-selling 25 (XL/Columbia) available to streaming services today, "When We Were Young." "Hello" has hitherto been the only streamable track from the new album.


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RIHANNA TAKES
THE STAGE
2/5/16

Rihanna announced via social media this morning that she'll be performing on the Grammys...


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WMG UPS BERGEN
2/5/16

Warner Recorded Music President of International Stu Bergen has been promoted to the newly created post of CEO, International and Global Commercial Services for WMG.


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HITS LIST PUTS YOU ON THE 50-YARD LINE
2/5/16

We're headed toward a couple of big Sundays, and both are amply represented in our latest batch of conversation starters. This list comes in handy for non-football fans attending Super Bowl parties. See the latest HITS List here.

 


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MAURICE WHITE,
1941-2016
2/5/16

Maurice White, co-founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, died in his sleep Thursday (2/4)  after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 74...


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ON RECORDS: RANDOM GRAMMY THOUGHTS
Admit it, you have these kinds of thoughts too. (2/5a)
CHART STORY: RIHANNA’S HARD “WORK” PAID OFF
Sia's latest arrives as well. (2/5a)
RIHANNA TAKES
THE STAGE
Add another megastar to the Grammy-night list. (2/5a)
HITS LIST PUTS YOU ON THE 50-YARD LINE
Are you ready for some football? (2/5a)
ADELE WADES INTO THE STREAM AGAIN
Still no album, but another single is streaming. (2/5a)
GRAMMY SURPRISE GUESTS
Will the formerly snubbed return to steal the show?
TRUMP VS. ADELE
It's gonna get nasty. We wouldn't bet on the The Donald.
STREAMING'S NEXT BIG PLAYER
It's not who you think.
MOVING THE NEEDLE
Which Grammy moments will spike sales, streams and tickets?
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