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SIR LUCIAN
TURNS IT UP
UMG chief is sitting on top of the world. (9/17a)
OCEAN ACTIVITY?
Let's be Frank. (9/17a)
A HARD DAY’S
HITS LIST
Stars across the board (9/17a)
GRAMMYS HAVE A NEW AWARDS CHIEF
Will she be able to clean up the mess? (9/17a)
CH-CH-CH-CHANGES
FOR BOWIE CATALOG
WMG snags a cornucopia of sound and vision. (9/16a)
HITS' 35TH ANNIVERSARY
A chronicle of the inexplicable.
GRAMMY: ALBUM OF THE YEAR
We make yet more predictions, which you are free to ignore.
2022 TOURS
May we all be vaxxed by then.
ROCK'S NEW CHAPTER
Power pop, global glam and the return of the loud.
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SIR LUCIAN
TURNS IT UP
UMG chief is sitting on top of the world. (9/17a)
OCEAN ACTIVITY?
Let's be Frank. (9/17a)
A HARD DAY’S
HITS LIST
Stars across the board (9/17a)
GRAMMYS HAVE A NEW AWARDS CHIEF
Will she be able to clean up the mess? (9/17a)
CH-CH-CH-CHANGES
FOR BOWIE CATALOG
WMG snags a cornucopia of sound and vision. (9/16a)
HITS' 35TH ANNIVERSARY
A chronicle of the inexplicable.
GRAMMY: ALBUM OF THE YEAR
We make yet more predictions, which you are free to ignore.
2022 TOURS
May we all be vaxxed by then.
ROCK'S NEW CHAPTER
Power pop, global glam and the return of the loud.
RUMOR MILL
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9/18/21

Columbia's Lil Nas X will be the top entry on next week's chart as his debut album, MONTERO, makes noise at DSPs.


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CLB KACEY KEEM CHART
9/17/21

Drake’s blockbuster Certified Lover Boy (OVO/Republic) is enjoying a second week at #1 on the HITS Top 50. The 6-God’s sixth studio album earned 233k in week two; it's already surpassed 1 billion U.S. streams. Kacey Musgraves earns the top debut at #3, followed by Baby Keem at #4...


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9/17/21

With the UMG IPO approaching, we asked chieftain Sir Lucian Grainge a few questions about the biz landscape and the fortunes of his company. For some reason, he decided to answer them.


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marchand
9/17/21

The Recording Academy has put Ruby Marchand in charge of the Grammy Awards process as the Academy restructures its Awards Department. Joanna Chu has been elevated to Vice President of Awards.


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9/17/21

In our latest gathering of trending industry topics, chess master Sir Lucian Grainge—who’s renowned for his decisive moves—finds himself amid an array of stars, including Kacey Musgraves, David Bowie, Lil Nas X and Frank Ocean. That’s fitting, because art drives commerce in this business.

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9/17/21

Walker Hayes’ “Fancy Like” (Monument) logs its 11th consecutive week at #1 on our Country Song Streams chart, increasing...


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LIL NAS X THATS WHAT I WANT
9/17/21

Check out the steamy video for Lil Nas X's "That's What I Want" from his new album, MONTERO (Columbia). The Stillz-directed clip sees LNX finding locker-room romance, pays homage to Brokeback Mountain and boasts a cameo by Billy Porter.


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audacy
9/17/21

Audacy’s eighth annual We Can Survive concert, which will raise awareness of mental illness, is set to return to the Hollywood Bowl on 10/23 with headliners Black Eyed Peas, Coldplay, Doja Cat, Shawn Mendes and The Kid LAROI.


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9/17/21

Lil Nas X is leading a significant parade of new releases this Flipover Friday as his much-anticipated MONTERO (Columbia) takes the top slot at iTunes and is #3 at Apple Music.


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ManicNo.1
9/17/21

Manic Street PreachersThe Ultra Vivid Lament (Columbia) claims this week’s top spot on the U.K. Official Albums Chart with 27k. Ed Sheeran replaces himself at #1 at singles.


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9/17/21

To mark the occasion of a right ripping rock show by Foo Fighters at Coney Island Amphitheater, some biz folk huddled up for a semi-incognito photo op. Later, RCA promo co-head Sam Selolwane won the giant panda at the ring toss. Seen just before hallucinating from the Boardwalk Lobster Rolls are (l-r) Amazon Music’s Tracy Cloherty, RCA’s Pam Kaye, Virgin’s Marni Halpern, RCA promo co-head Keith Rothschild and Selolwane.


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9/17/21

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber’s "Stay" remains in the #1 position at Top 40 for a third consecutive week, while Lil Nas X's “INDUSTRY BABY” f/Jack Harlow takes the top spot at Rhythm and Imagine Dragons' “Wrecked” climbs to #2 at Modern Rock...


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LIL NAS X NMF MONTERO
9/17/21

Columbia's Lil Nas X adorns the cover of Spotify's NMF to coincide with the release of Montero; new single "That's What I Want" leads the set. Also, new cuts from Tems, Jonas Brothers, Reyanna Maria, James Blake, G-Eazy w/Demi Lovato, Jon Bellion...


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Jimmie Allen
9/17/21

We're breaking out the entries from our recent Best New Artist Grammy overview into solo turns. This time: Jimmie Allen.


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whynother
9/17/21

A new report on U.K. radio airplay finds that between August 2020 and August 2021, male artists accounted for 44% of the tracks in the Top 50 while female acts took only a 20% share.


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9/17/21

Insiders are chirping that acclaimed artist Frank Ocean, who has been releasing material independently since exiting his Def Jam deal ahead of his 2016 masterpiece, Blonde, is shopping a new album.


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SheeranTour
9/17/21

Ed Sheeran will play 27 stadium dates across the U.K., Ireland, Central Europe and Scandinavia next spring and summer. Will he be looking at NFL homes in the fall?


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swiftDreams
9/17/21

Taylor’s latest remake? TikTok made her do it.


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awal
9/17/21

The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority has referred Sony’s purchase of AWAL for an in-depth investigation after Sony failed to address its concerns.


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drake wine
9/16/21

Drake's Certified Lover Boy will remain at #1 in its second week, while debuts by Kacey Musgraves and Baby Keem look set to...


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Featured Video
Samantha Fish, "Faster"
The singer/songwriter/guitar shredder offers a true rock 'n' roll vision on this fiery vid accompanying the title track from her new, Martin Kierszenbaum-produced set. With gigs opening for ZZ Top mixed into her touring itinerary, the preternaturally gifted musician is set to dazzle crowds nationwide. This Fish has the hooks.
#MONTERO by @LilNasX is headed for a big first week start https://t.co/oCP8SNaXD4 https://t.co/wmFiy1N3YC
Elton pushes back Europe dates https://t.co/7X900yhAev https://t.co/O6LtsQXpkf
Insiders are chirping that Frank Ocean is shopping a new album… https://t.co/UJtXejfvHx https://t.co/aGfLNVl421
[email protected] hits the road with @theestallion and more in 2022 https://t.co/bBclS4Dzjg https://t.co/Mp2bpgeM1h
It’s blockbuster season: @Drake and @kanyewest will hold the top 2 for a second week running https://t.co/HsNRlVSTxD https://t.co/usEuGyc9xS
New releases: @KaceyMusgraves and @babykeem head for career high debuts with new projects https://t.co/3JjeTXNUd3 https://t.co/VSUCDIPeAK
#CertifiedLoverBoy by @Drake smashes 2021 record, debuts at #1 with second biggest streaming week… https://t.co/7TYgUUXT24
With a fully developed brand, @Saweetie looks destined for heavy pop-cultural visibility: Could she land a Best New… https://t.co/v5VGBRtxvM
#DONDA by @kanyewest joins the billion club in just 10 days https://t.co/RDo5JQPVGd https://t.co/woiqhXppHP
[email protected] opens its doors to YoungBoy Never Broke Again https://t.co/NoQEvcmHd9 https://t.co/JHtNwLHAXo