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BIG RED'S BIG THREE
How's this for a power trio? (10/26a)
HITS LIST, FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
Grammy-themed, just like our latest print magazine. (10/26a)
NEAR TRUTHS: ROLLING IN
THE STREAMS
Audiences embrace Adele regardless of the platform. (10/26a)
KAREN KWAK TO LEAD
WARNER A&R
Aaron's latest hire. (10/26a)
ON THE COVER:
OLIVIA RODRIGO
Can you hear the Grammy buzz? (10/26a)
ADELE ADELE ADELE
Adele; Adele Adele?
ADELE ADELE ADELE ADELE ADELE ADELE
A... dele?
ADELE ADELE
Adele Adele; Adele.
ADELE ADELE ADELE ADELE
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BIG RED'S BIG THREE
How's this for a power trio? (10/26a)
HITS LIST, FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
Grammy-themed, just like our latest print magazine. (10/26a)
NEAR TRUTHS: ROLLING IN
THE STREAMS
Audiences embrace Adele regardless of the platform. (10/26a)
KAREN KWAK TO LEAD
WARNER A&R
Aaron's latest hire. (10/26a)
ON THE COVER:
OLIVIA RODRIGO
Can you hear the Grammy buzz? (10/26a)
ADELE ADELE ADELE
Adele; Adele Adele?
ADELE ADELE ADELE ADELE ADELE ADELE
A... dele?
ADELE ADELE
Adele Adele; Adele.
ADELE ADELE ADELE ADELE
(Adele.)
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NEIKED, Mae Muller, Polo G, "Better Days"
A dance-pop anthem for the pandemic? Capitol's rising diva and friends bring a buoyant party vibe to a tune that addresses these difficult times; no wonder this cut is wearing out the thumbs of Shazam users. Feel free to blast it while sashaying around the apartment in your jammies.
[email protected] episode leads SNL ratings: Will killer performances lead to increased #GRAMMYs buzz?… https://t.co/GUm1cGbM6k
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#GRAMMYs gallery: @LilNasX shares what being nominated for #MONTERO would mean https://t.co/Rio7VAmnwu https://t.co/nNquc1NriV
#HaveMercy hits the top 40 at Pop this week @ChloeBailey https://t.co/RWUwOAMWQ8 https://t.co/1KRexPIIJL
[email protected]_members earn highest charting project to date with #DIMENSION_DILEMMA: See where it landed… https://t.co/j25KS3wYZL
Big red’s big three: @ColumbiaRecords lights up charts with @Adele, @LilNasX & @thekidlaroi https://t.co/dYekGrjCxo https://t.co/ZcY8eBCXHY
On the cover of the #HitsMagazine #GRAMMYs preview part 1 issue: 2021’s breakout star @Olivia_Rodrigo… https://t.co/sXb4016Z4Y
[email protected]_twt heads to @UMG https://t.co/IaWGNeInGC https://t.co/Vmm0PWioUF
[email protected] are right outside the top 10 this week https://t.co/861d7YSX3q https://t.co/7KXhbmUoMO
Down to the wire: @youngthug and @Drake face off for #1 album this week https://t.co/ConlNkMfHb https://t.co/kjq4wK4TeL