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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?
RUMOR MILL
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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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LIVE NATION PREVAILS IN COURT
2/5/16

The Fourth Circuit upheld Live Nation Entertainment Inc.’s legal victory over the operators of Merriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland who had contended Live Nation had monopolized and restrained competition in the Washington, D.C., area.

 


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A PREVIEW OF RADIO CHART PREVIEWS
2/5/16

For a second week in a row, Def Jam's Justin Bieber sits at #1 on the Top 40 chart with "Love Yourself," while XO/Republic's The Weeknd stays hot on his heels at #2 with "In the Night." At Rhythm, after closing the entire panel out of the box last week, Rihanna's "Work" f/Drake (Westbury Road/Roc Nation) will rack up a 1100+ spin bump and at Modern Rock, RCA's Cage The Elephant will spend another week at #1 with their sixth chart-topper at the format. Click the links to find out more buddy! 


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COUNTRY COMFORTS
2/5/16

"Whisper" from Dack Janiels/Columbia Nashville phenom Chase Rice evokes much whispering, Sugarland's Kristian Bush inks with BBR Music Group and Big Machine welcomes new arrival Tara Thompsonthese are among the latest dispatches in our Music City section, your destination for Nashville/country news. Meanwhile, we take a look at country legend Willie Nelson's beguiling set of Gershwin tunes in Critics' Choice.


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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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This version of the Tracy Chapman hit (on Latium) retains the soulful melody but injects a serious party groove. It may even make you drive faster.
RT @ChaseRiceMusic: Forget midnight. It's up. Grab WHISPER now @AppleMusic. https://t.co/xiBLrRsOyi
.@Adele's #WhenWeWereYoung is now on streaming services: https://t.co/8UOfXWffDk @XLRECORDINGS @ColumbiaRecords https://t.co/6hmViSstap
Random @TheGRAMMYs thoughts on @kendricklamar @taylorswift13 @Alabama_Shakes @littlebigtown @MarkRonson & more: https://t.co/rn6GqhHdHX
#ANTI is officially the #1 album in America: https://t.co/18whLSNxTS @rihanna #RihannaNavy https://t.co/qzsuuDf48i
Watch @AGreatBigWorld's touching new video for #HoldEachOther. Just make sure you're stocked up on tissues: https://t.co/blH98bTwaN
.@rihanna added to the @brits' list of performers? Talk about star-studded: https://t.co/14Cch2DHiZ #BRITAwards https://t.co/zyN4q0CNwD
Who will win what at @TheGRAMMYs? Our insider makes his educated guesses: https://t.co/EHxnebVCtm @kendricklamar @theweeknd @taylorswift13
.@ladygaga will be the 1st musician to perform at the @SuperBowl @TheGRAMMYs & @Oscars_Live in the same year: https://t.co/EUcXPBcaWd
RT @JonesJourno: Dirty tactics by @billboardbiz re. the @ModestMgmt and @Harry_Styles exclusive statement, summed up by @HITSDD https://t.co/6chdM1tzhG
#PillowTalk blows up out of the box w/ impressive sales and streams: https://t.co/2Fg3DOSWhU @zaynmalik @RCARecords https://t.co/epXbmuDB8C