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SIR LUCIAN
TURNS IT UP
UMG chief is sitting on top of the world. (9/16a)
OCEAN ACTIVITY?
Let's be Frank. (9/16a)
DRAKE IS EXTREMELY WEALTHY
And not just in Canadian dollars. (9/16a)
KACEY TURNS A PAGE
A close reading of star-crossed (9/10a)
TOP 20: RE-CERTIFIED
The Toronto Raptor strikes again. (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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DRAKE: CLB is a BFD on the DSPs, as hip-hop megastar scores year’s biggest #1 bow. Future the Prince and Team OVO are popping the Champagne, Papi.
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ETHIOPIA HABTEMARIAM: Motown boss scores bigtime as rap phenom YoungBoy Never Broke Again inks JV deal. If it ain’t Broke, don’t fix it.
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BRUCE GILLMER: ViacomCBS exec preparing his Moon shot as star-studded VMAs converge on Brooklyn amid MTV’s 40th-anni revels. Fingers crossed for a Buggles reunion.
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JAY MARCIANO: AEG Presents chief counters COVID drag with new venue openings in ATL, Cincy, with Vegas, Boston theaters on deck. Could be a real shot in the arm.
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CMA NOMINATIONS: Stapleton, Church, Barrett lead noms for Nashville trophyfest amid shifts in country landscape. Meanwhile, Wallen’s giant vies for Album. Is all forgiven?
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GEE ROBERSON: Management veteran takes on Kanye “advisor” duties while prepping giant rollout for Lil Nas X. Gee, sounds exhausting.
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STEVE SCHNUR: EA Music head runs up his score by beaming up award-magnet film composer Hildur Guðnadóttir for Battlefield 2042. Game on.
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DAVE FREE: Kendrick’s pgLang teammate feeling Free and easy as Baby Keem does the “Family” proud. Though he may change his handle to Dave Paid.
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SUSAN HILDERLEY: UMe’s new EVP of Biz Affairs brings keen legal savvy to catalog-rich House of Resnikoff. They will crush you at karaoke.
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TRILLER: In another dirtbag move, Donald Trumps Sr. and Jr. are hired to do boxing commentary. Let us save you the trouble: The fight was rigged and the guy who lost really won.