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I.B. BAD: TRUE
OR FALSE?
Who you gonna trust on these matters? (9/22a)
POST STREAMS AHEAD
OF TAYLOR, SAM
Nothin' but net—dude can't miss right now. (9/22a)
ALL SLOW HANDS 
ON DECK
No, not Clapton. We're talking Horan. (9/22a)
THIS HITS LIST IS SEASONABLY COOL
This is the autumn equinox, after all. (9/22a)
TRIPPING & WORSHIPING
A compelling argument for physical product. (9/22a)
HITS' 31ST ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
Big. Papery. Stupid.
PIZZA NOT DELIVERED
Someone's in trouble.
SAM SMITH'S STATEMENT
How he captures our moment.
THE BIGGEST RELEASE OF Q4
It's not what you think.
THE B-SIDE
Luis Fonsi (UMLE/RBMG/Def Jam/Republic)
5/10/17

WHAT IT IS: The Puerto Rican actor and singer/songwriter might be the antithesis of an overnight success—he began his recording career in 1998, and has long been a Latin music star, but he is only now garnering attention in the U.S. “Despacito” is the highest charting Spanish-language record in history, with over 320m Spotify streams, and is #1 on the Global Viral 50 chart. Justin Bieber’s remix of “Despacito” has created immense buzz as well, jumping to #1 on the iTunes singles chart, reaching #1 on the Global Top 50 chart and #3 on the U.S. Top 50 chart.
ALBUM: TBD
SINGLE: “Despacito” Justin Bieber remix
LIVE: Touring Spain in July and August 
INTERNET: Top 3 on global Spotify chart; remix #1 most-streamed spanish song on Spotify; remix #2 Shazam; video 1b views and counting; YouTube’s #1 music debut of 2017 with 76m views in first week; 87m remix video (audio) views; 13m Facebook; 8m Twitter; 3m Instagram; 4m YouTube subscribers
RADIO: Top 40: #37; 6m aud (+5.2), #19 Greatest Gainer; Rhythmic, #40, 673k aud (+652k), #18 Greatest Gainer
PRESS: Rolling Stone, Fader, MTV News
PUBLISHING: Sony/ATV
MANAGEMENT: UMLE/TM Ent.