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I.B. BAD ON THE RAINMAKERS OF 2017
Around the horn (12/14a)
MARKETSHARE IN
THE U.K.: 2017 YTD
Compare and contrast with the Colonies. (12/14a)
ASK THE GRAMMY WHISPERER
Factoids galore (12/14a)
ALT-R&B 101
The cutting edge of a vibrant genre (12/14a)
WHAT MAKES YOUR
TOP 20
Take a Luke. (12/14a)
MORE GRAMMY SECRETS
The biz talks committee.
NOT PIZZA AGAIN!
Seriously, can we order something else?
A BIG FAT DEAL
With a gigantic check. Soon.
WE'RE ON TWITTER
You follow?
THE B-SIDE
FLETCHER (Independent)
12/5/17

WHAT IT IS: Before graduating NYU's Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music, she had a #1 viral track in "War Paint." Since the release of her debut EP, Finding Fletcher, the pop newcomer has earned more than 60m streams on Spotify and attention from People, among other publications who have called her an Artist to Watch in 2017. She's "one of the most exciting female artists to emerge in pop," according to Loudie, has elicited comparisons to pop legends like Katy Perry and Sia, among others. Her track "Wasted Youth" reached #1 on the Emerging Artist Chart with support from Vevo Dscvr and a popular remix from Michael Brun (with over 10m streams to date). She also received a nod from Halsey, who featured her music at the top of a curated playlist. FLETCHER has become a powerful voice and a major role model for young females, as well as the LGBTQ+ community.
ALBUM: FLETCHER
RELEASE DATE: TBA 2018
CURRENT SINGLE: "You Should Talk"
LIVE: Completed her first headlining tour in Fall 2017; touring with X Ambassadors in February; will perform at the first-ever Teen Vogue Summit; recently performed at Firefly, Hangout and All Things Go festivals 
INTERNET: Peak 1.5m+ monthly Spotify listeners; 100k+ Instagram followers; 5m+ video views
RADIO: Early support from SiriusXM, Hits 1The Pulse and Beats1
PRESS: Recent press includes PaperPlayboyTIMEEntertainment WeeklySchon MagazineYoung Hollywood & more. 
BOOKING: UTA Worldwide/Ryan Soroka, Ryan Edmundson & Mark Bennett
MANAGEMENT: John Geraghty and Ty Stiklorius


A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE (High Bridge)
12/4/17

WHAT IT IS: After releasing such hits as the RIAA Gold-certified "Timeless," Platinum-certified "My Sh*t" and the Platinum-certified "Drowning" featuring Kodak Black, which has been streamed over 300m times—A Boogie's debut album landed at #4 on the Top 200 chart this week as the only R&B/Hip Hop act in the Top 5. Single "Jungle" is now gold. Produced by the likes of Metro Boomin, DJ Mustard, Scott Storch and more the album features a slew of big-name features like Chris Brown, 21 Savage, Trey Songz and Don Q. The artist, whose real name happens to actually be Artist DuBose, mixes love songs and trap songs on the album, which has earned him featured spots on projects like Chris Brown's "Pills & Automobiles" and The Fate of the Furious soundtrack. 
ALBUM: The Bigger Artist
RELEASE DATE: 9/29
SINGLE: "Drowning" f/Kodak Black
TV: TRL
LIVE: Currently in Europe on The Bigger Artist Tour, Jay-Z's Made In America Festival, Drake & Future's Summer Sixteen Tour, Rolling Loud Music Festival 2017
INTERNET: 1.7m Instagram followers, 23m+ Youtube views on single, 1.1m+ YouTube subscribers, 270k Facebook followers, 
RADIO: "Drowning" peaked Top 30 at Rhythm and Top 20 at Urban formats.
PRESS: Forbes ("a key part of the revitalization of New York rap"), NYT ("most promising young rapper the city has produced in some time"), Pitchfork, Vibe ("a solid hitmaker"), Hype Beast, Hot New Hip Hop, Complex, The Fader, XXL Freshman, more. 
BOOKING: United Talent Agency
MANAGEMENT: 
Quincy ‘QP’ Acheampong, Sambou ‘Bubba’ Camara, Kristoph Lynch, Michael ‘Emm’ Acheampong-BoatengHigh Bridge
 


X-INTERN SELECTS: L.A. NATIVES
11/27/17


An L.A. native itself, HITS brings you the inaugural edition of our Staff Selects Playlist: L.A. Natives. This week's list is a collection of bangers from artists who share HITS' L.A. heritage, courtesy of the weathered twenty-somethings who once toiled in mail rooms and performed coffee runs, but now do their best to raise our cool-factor—The X-Interns.  

Keep up with our Spotify page for more earworms to come, and enjoy LA Natives below.