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4/21/18

Ariana Grande's new track, "No Tears Left to Cry" (Republic), sits at #1 on the iTunes singles chart, followed by "Babe," the Taylor Swift-assisted new one from Big Machine's Sugarland. Fans are paying tribute to the late Avicii by propelling his smash "Wake Me Up" to #3, while his "Levels" is also Top 10.


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4/20/18

Following the 53rd ACM Awards, Broken Bow/BMG’s Jason Aldean—who accepted his third consecutive Entertainer of the Year trophy—celebrates a #1 Top 50 Chart bow for Rearview Town, which crossed the finish line with more than 181k.


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coh board
4/20/18

City of Hope Spirit of Life honoree and Warner/Chappell boss Jon Platt is joined by the extremely heavy COH industry board, all of whom agreed on the urgent need to find a cure for us. Seen just before collectively consuming enough caffeine to power a small country are (l-r) Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown's Don Passman, Phil Quartararo, CAA's Rob Light, Loeb & Loeb's John Frankenheimer, UMe topper Bruce Resnikoff, UMPG Chairman Jody Gerson, Platt, Kathy Nelson, Warner/Chappell's Clark Miller, Morey Management's Jason Morey, Spirit Music Group's David Renzer, UMPG's Evan Lamberg, The Davis Firm's Doug Davis and AEG Presents' Larry Vallon.


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J Cole KOD cover
4/20/18

J. Cole has created a powerful trailer for the just-released KOD, which, as he explains at the top of the piece, as well as at listening events in New York and London, stands for “kids on drugs.” The album has flown to #1 at iTunes in the U.S. and 35 other territories (including Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Burkina Faso and The Cayman Islands) and top 5 in more than 100 others.


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avicii
4/20/18

DJ/producer/recording artist Avicii, best known for the 2013 hit “Wake Me Up,” died Friday in Oman. He was 28.


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Issa Knife
4/20/18

Drake enters the Top 5 at T40, while Post Malone muscles his way to #1 at Rhythm and at Modern Rock, Lovelytheband stay on top...


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jorja
4/20/18

Two days after a breathtaking, sold-out show at L.A.'s Novo, The Orchard's Jorja Smith has announced that her debut album, Lost & Found, is due to drop 6/8. Pre-orders are available now.


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4/20/18

Sir Lucian Grainge’s UMG, already in a commanding marketshare position, has a big new J. Cole release and is due to drop sets from Kanye, Post Malone and Drake—which, in combination with...


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4/20/18

Think of this and every HITS List as a sort of textual playlist—a New Music Friday for industry fans of boldface, all-caps proper nouns, as we render the week’s rainmakers. If you didn’t lose your mobile device in recent days, you can probably guess the identities of several of the chosen 10. No-brainers include...


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Peabody awards
4/20/18

Recipients of the annual Peabody Awards have been announced for select categories and feature a diverse array of voices, including Jay-Z for the Roc Nation-produced docuseries Time: The Kalief Browder Story and Issa Rae for her HBO series Insecure...


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I actually ate, like, five pieces. But still.
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