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GRAMMY CHEW: WHO COULD BE THIS YEAR’S BRANDI CARLILE?
Lenny and Simon speculate and salivate as the kreplach is served. (9/19a)
RIHANNA FOLLOWS PLATT TO SONY/ATV
Loyalty in action (9/17a)
TAYLOR SWIFT JOINS THE VOICE AS MEGA MENTOR
Tay knows how to pick her spots. (9/17a)
BEYONCÉ ROARS IN PRIME TIME
So does Bey. (9/16a)
AMAZON GOES HI-RES
Alexa, what does "16-bit/44.1kHz" mean? (9/17a)
MORE RAINMAKERS
The players who made it happen.
WHAT ABOUT THOSE LEAKS?
Even funnier in French.
RIHANNA'S ETA
And about $50m in funding.
THE BUNDLE BUNGLE
When will the rules change?
POP MART
POP GO THE WEASELS
POP MART

The envelope please… No, not that one!!!! Well, as promised there are tons of big tracks dropping since we last spoke. And watch out! There is another big one landing Thursday.

Republic’s CW, Spangler & Russell are heating up the charts this again this week. ZAYN/Taylor Swift’s “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” (UStudios/RCA) looks poised to take over the #1 spot; The Weeknd f/Daft Punk’s “I Feel It Coming” (XO) moves Top 5 this week; Shawn Mendes’ “Mercy” (Island) moves up inside the Top 10 to #8; and Marian Hill’s “Down” (Photo Finish) joins the Top 15, moving to #14. Also moving up inside the Top 20 are Julia Michaels’ “Issues,” which is now at #17, and Ariana Grande f/Future’s “Everyday.” One of last week’s Most Added was Sean Paul f/Dua Lipa’s “No Lie” (Island) and it is already sitting at #44 and looking to chart. And hold on as they prepare to drop another big one on your desk.

Warner Bros.Gray, Dyer, Reich & Shih moved BeBe Rexha’s “I Got You” Top 15 this week and have closed out the panel.  After just two weeks of airplay, Linkin Park f/Kiiara’s “Heavy” has not only charted, but climbed all the way up to #26 with 150+ stations on board. PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “Not Nice” (OVO) is set to join the Top 30 pulling in new airplay from Music Choice, KXXM & KZCH.

Epic’s Team Glassman has dropped two albums from Future (A1/Freebandz) in the past two weeks; the new single is “Selfish” f/Rihanna and he is about to announce a massive tour schedule as well. DJ Khaled f/Beyonce & Jay Z’s “Shining” (We The Best) has climbed to #45 and should chart soon. Starley’s “Call on Me” is now Top 25 and has closed out the panel. Zara Larsson f/Ty Dolla $ign’s “So Good” officially charted this week and has pulled in 70+ stations. Travis Scott’s “Goosebumps” (Grand Hustle) is bubbling just under and looking to chart.

RECORDSStrazza is close to closing out the panel on Noah Cyrus f/Labrinth’s “Make Me (Cry).” With big spin increases coming in from HITS1, WRNW and KKXX this week, the track jumps into the Top 20.

Capitol’s Marella, Rainey & Siciliano have moved Jon Bellion’s “All Time Low” Top 10 after a long masterfully fought battle—great job guys! Katy Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm” is now #13 and was one of the week’s Greatest Gainers, with 84 stations on board. The song is the #8 Digital Song in the U.S., #4 on iTunes and #5 Pop BuzzAngle.

S-Curve’s David Nathan has pulled in 50 stations on AJR’s “Weak,” setting the track up to chart soon. New adds this week include WNCI, WWWQ and Music Choice. The track has 81m streams to date and is #25 on the Global Spotify Chart and #33 on the U.S. Spotify Chart.

Columbia’s Leipsner, Borris & Vaughan are impacting two new tracks this week: The Chainsmokers & Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This” and Calvin Harris f/Frank Ocean & Migos’ “Slide”; both were Top 10 Most Added on impact. James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Go” is now Top 25 and there are over 250m views on the video. Train’s “Play That Song” is chart-bound and pulled in new adds from KNOU, WRVW, WNCI & WZPL. And Little Mix’ “Touch” is already on 50+ stations prior to their 3/13 impact date.

RCA’s Ricitelli, JR, Daddio & Cooper pulled in big adds from KIIS and KLIF last week on Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa’s “Scared to be Lonely” to add to the growing list of believers—B96, WKSC, WBMP, WXSS—that are already experiencing immediate reaction. Snakehips & Mo’s “Don’t Leave” is now on 50+ stations and scored adds from HITS1, WIOQ and KBFF.

Hollywood’s Finck, Smith & Ennis moved Sabrina Carpenter’s “Thumbs” Top 30 with 130+ stations on board and big spin increases coming in from WPLW, KKMG and KHTT. Ocean Park Standoff’s “Good News” has pulled in adds from KALV, WWMX, KMXV and WNRW and is heading toward the chart.

Def Jam’s Sackheim, Rothchild & Farag impacted Axwell ^Ingrosso f/Kid Ink’s “I Love You” this week and adds included WBMP, WFLZ, WDZH and KMVQ. Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain” (Westbury Road/Roc Nation) moves up to #4 and was fifth Greatest Gainer on the chart. Big Sean’s “Bounce Back” (G.O.O.D.) is now #28 on the Pop Chart after moving #1 on both Rhythm and Urban; new adds at Pop this week include WZFT, WNVZ and Music Choice.

MUSIC WE LOVE: The Chainsmokers & Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This” (Disruptor/Columbia); Little Mix’ “Touch” (Columbia)