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NEAR TRUTHS:
A WORSE MOUSETRAP
Feeling the burn of the Hot 100. (5/29a)
OSEARY ERA ENDS
AT MAVERICK
But don't expect Madge's man to go on "Holiday." (5/29a)
HITS LIST IS ALL WET
Your Top 10 talking points, updated (5/29a)
LADY GAGA DELIVERS
Superstar and her team call an audible. (5/29a)
AIRHEAD: HOW TO WIN THE HOT 100
You just need these six credit cards... (5/29a)
SHORT WEEK
Enjoy being even more confused by the calendar.
BLACK MUSIC MONTH
Celebrating the music that fuels the biz.
INSTACART
Dammit, we said DILL pickles!.
TRUMP SAID WHAT, NOW?
Just wondering if you still give a fuck.
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NEAR TRUTHS:
A WORSE MOUSETRAP
Feeling the burn of the Hot 100. (5/29a)
OSEARY ERA ENDS
AT MAVERICK
But don't expect Madge's man to go on "Holiday." (5/29a)
HITS LIST IS ALL WET
Your Top 10 talking points, updated (5/29a)
LADY GAGA DELIVERS
Superstar and her team call an audible. (5/29a)
AIRHEAD: HOW TO WIN THE HOT 100
You just need these six credit cards... (5/29a)
SHORT WEEK
Enjoy being even more confused by the calendar.
BLACK MUSIC MONTH
Celebrating the music that fuels the biz.
INSTACART
Dammit, we said DILL pickles!.
TRUMP SAID WHAT, NOW?
Just wondering if you still give a fuck.
RUMOR MILL
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5/29/20

Recording Academy interim chief Harvey Mason Jr. sent out a message to members on 5/29 addressing both the pandemic and the police brutality and eruptions of unrest that have roiled the country.


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Our forthcoming Black Music Month special will trace the history of the musical form that now dominates the world...


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Our latest roundup of Vibe-Raters includes Columbia’s StaySolidRocky entering at #12. He joins buzzing acts poised to break like Black Butter/Epic’s Young T & Bugsey, Astralwerk’s Surf Mesa, plus more.

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5/29/20

A trio of Atlanta rappers top the HITS Top 50, as Future's High Off Life (Freebandz/Epic) and Lil Baby's My Turn (QC/Motown/Capitol) hold strong inside the top three. The 1975 earn a top debut with Notes on a Conditional Form (Dirty Hit/Interscope) at #4 with 54k units. BTS' Suga lands a Top 10 bow with his Agust D project (Big Hit) posting 38k at #9, earning the largest solo K-Pop debut ever.

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Singing in the Rain
5/29/20

The power trio of Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and Brenda Romano has the full attention of the biz as Chromatica arrives and “Rain on Me” quickly becomes a deluge. Meanwhile, Len Blavatnik’s nine-year reign as WMG czar hits a milestone as he prepares to invade Wall Street. Atlanta, Nashville, Africa and DTLA are also name-checked in this week’s industry chatter.

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5/29/20

The Top 5 at Top 40 remains the same as Trevor Daniel’s “Falling” notches up inside the Top 10. DaBaby makes the only change in the Top 10 at Rhythm as he enters with “Rockstar” f/Roddy Ricch and AJR heads back into the Top 5 at Modern Rock with “Bang!”


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The Bible’s credibility is at an all-time low. It seems that every week we hear charges of...


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The long-rumored ending of the Guy Oseary era at Maverick finally came to an end Wednesday with a press release and not so much as a whisper campaign. Is a high-tech play his next major move?


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Heading into her fifth solo studio album, Lady Gaga had overcome just about every challenge a pop icon can endure, but the situation she faced with Chromatica was unprecedented…


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5/29/20

DaBaby’s Roddy Ricch-assisted “Rockstar” completes its ascent to the top of our Song Revenue Chart, taking in $197k, a 6% increase w-o-w. But Future makes the biggest jump with “Life Is Good” f/Drake, going #14-4 (+66). It's the biggest earner of the 11 tracks from his #1 album, High Off Life, to land in the Top 50.

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rosalianmf
5/29/20

Rosalía and Travis Scott grace the cover of Spotify's New Music Friday behind the release of their new collab "TKN" (Columbia). Also, new cuts from Lady Gaga, Juice WRLD, Diplo, Ali Gatie, Lil Yachty, Cady Groves, Cam, Kygo, SAINt JHN...


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UMG U.K. label Polydor has scored a double win on the Official Albums and Singles charts this week with The 1975 and the team of Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande.


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Lady Gaga rides high on multiple charts as Chromatica (Interscope) finally arrives this flipover Friday. Lil Yachty’s Lil Boat 3 (QC/Motown/Capitol) is the top new arrival at Apple Music.


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With Black Music Month upon us, we revisit our report about the National Museum of African American Music, which is devoted entirely to chronicling the achievements and legacy...


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L.A.’s Greek Theatre is shuttered for the summer while Rammstein, The Decemberists and The Doobie Brothers plot 2021 runs.


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5/29/20

Godd Complex/HITCO's SAINt JHN has tapped Future to hop on the new remix of his platinum hit "Roses." The original dance remix (by Imanbek) is approaching 1 billion global streams and hit #1 in 40 different countries on Apple Music. Check out the new version...


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Beginning at noon ET, OHM Live will host a 24-hour livestreamed benefit show featuring 150 stars, among them Dua Lipa, Jason Derulo, Becky G and Maluma, to raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts around the world.


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ROSALÍA & Travis Scott, "TKN"
Columbia's global phenom is a big fan of Travis Scott, it turns out, and the two have joined forces for this extremely cool track and inventive, confrontational video. Says Rosalía, "I hope 'TKN' gives you energy, makes you dance, and gives you strength if you’re going through difficult times. With all my love <3.”
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Shakira and Jennifer Lopez during tonight’s #SuperBowl #HalftimeShow https://t.co/kuEpJy2vpd
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#GRAMMYs Gold boosts @billieeilish back into the top 3 on our Top 50 albums chart https://t.co/SEpQqooq53 https://t.co/Y6keKzDjPW