Sources close to the deal confirm that, as rumored in the item below, Warner U.K. ruler Max Lousada will indeed be getting a new worldwide position within WMG, although a company spokesperson declined to comment. While the exec's new title remains to be determined, the post is thought to be based in New York. Stay tuned for details.
It shouldn’t surprise you to know that, once again, a Drake release conquers all, but it remains impressive, especially considering that More Life is really more of a mixtape than an album. That said, the YMCMB/Republic set bows at #1 on the HITS Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) Chart with a whopping 505k—the new biggest debut of the year so far. More Life is also #1 on the Album Sales Chart with 230k.
n this age of full-throttle power-divas, it’s intriguing Faith Hill’s return to the radio eschews the full-scale belting that made “It Matters To Me” a signature song for American women carving out priorities beyond the sheer bling of it all. Instead, the Mississippi-born superstar opts for a warm, confiding tone on “Speak to a Girl,” a slow-building duet with husband Tim McGraw...
Drake has improved two places since Monday to end the week at #2 on the U.K. Official Albums Chart with 63k combined sales of More Life (Island) in Blighty as “Passion Fruit” boasts this week’s highest new entry at Official Singles. Drizzy has a total of 12 songs in the Top 40 with Giggs collab “KMT” reaching #9.
At a time when the wildest accusations splatter across the political landscape and the very currency of truth itself is debased, there's comfort in the certainty of this week's HITS List. This cheat sheet of trending industry topics features unquestionably important folks like Drake, Doug Morris, Ted Cockle, Gee Roberson and Randy Goodman, among others. Enjoy it with a refreshing Moscow Mule.
No need for backroom dealing, poll taking or abandoning ill-conceived campaign promises, we’re moving forward with this week’s HITS High Five, a compendium of alternative-fact-free stories from the week prior. As you try to get your eyesight back to normal after staring at the Oregon Ducks’ basketball uniforms, focus on these stories…
KENDRICK RETURNS WITH "HEART"
What's gonna happen on April 7th...? (3/24a)
Insiders whisper over an exec's potential new deal. (3/24a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: CASH MONEY FROM THE CELESTIAL JUKEBOX
Can you say "cha-ching?" (3/24a)
STREAMING SONGS: UNIVERSALLY DOMINANT
75% marketshare ... that's good, right? (3/24a)