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ANOTHER BILLIE BANGER? (UPDATE)
Are you free Wednesday afternoon? (11/12a)
BIEBER BY CHRISTMAS?
How's that for a tease, Bieber Nation? (11/12a)
NEAR TRUTHS: MEET
THE NEW BOSSES
Not the same as the old bosses (11/12a)
CMA CENTERPIECE
CARRIE UNDERWOOD
This sure feels like her moment. (11/12a)
WHO'S GETTING ZERVAS?
It's down to two bidders. (11/12a)
THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS
They'll soon be here, and then we can start obsessing about who'll win.
U.K. SPECIAL
Forget Brexit--it's our yearly survey of doings in Blighty. And if you still can't forget Brexit, try drinking.
ZERVAS STATION
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ANOTHER BILLIE BANGER? (UPDATE)
Are you free Wednesday afternoon? (11/12a)
BIEBER BY CHRISTMAS?
How's that for a tease, Bieber Nation? (11/12a)
NEAR TRUTHS: MEET
THE NEW BOSSES
Not the same as the old bosses (11/12a)
CMA CENTERPIECE
CARRIE UNDERWOOD
This sure feels like her moment. (11/12a)
WHO'S GETTING ZERVAS?
It's down to two bidders. (11/12a)
THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS
They'll soon be here, and then we can start obsessing about who'll win.
U.K. SPECIAL
Forget Brexit--it's our yearly survey of doings in Blighty. And if you still can't forget Brexit, try drinking.
ZERVAS STATION
Who's going to land the hottest unsigned property in music?
WEED!
That's what Hollywood smells like. Seriously. 24/7.
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reiami
11/15/19

Independent act REI AMI is gaining steam as the next candidate to pop on DSPs. Her just-released track "Dictator" received top placement on Spotify's New Music Friday and showcases her edgy pop and R&B chops...


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What-You-See
11/15/19

Less than two days after River House/Columbia Nashville’s Luke Combs nabbed two CMAs, his new album debuts at #1 on our Top 50 Chart, moving 177k. Meanwhile, Alamo/Interscope’s Rod Wave makes a big move.

...Full Chart Here


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arizona spot
11/15/19

The red-hot contest for streaming phenom Arizona Zervas is over, as Columbia’s Ron Perry inks the young breakout...


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Scott-Borchetta
11/15/19

In a statement of its own released early on Friday, Big Machine’s Scott Borchetta took issue with allegations made on Thursday by Taylor Swift. Swift's team promptly refuted them.


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11/15/19

Harry Styles will serve as both host and musical guest this weekend on Saturday Night Live 11/16...


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billie
11/15/19

Billie Eilish's new single "everything I wanted" is #2 on the Spotify U.S. chart (surpassing even the mighty "ROXANNE" by freshly inked Arizona Zervas) and is threatening the top spot at...


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11/15/19

This week’s assortment of industry action figures is in constant motion, but we’ve frozen them in this space in order to admire their awesomeness. Behold shining star Luke Combs and his ace management team, DIY supernovas Arizona Zervas and Ant Saunders, former teen idol Justin Bieber and current teen phenom Billie Eilish, the new Grammy crew and other bloomin’ luminaries...

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11/15/19

Rosalía won the Album of the Year Latin Grammy Thursday night for El Mal Querer (Columbia), becoming the first solo female performer to receive the trophy since Shakira 13 years ago.


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boxing
11/15/19

Free agent signings, old teammates dissing each other and trophies are being handed out. No, we're not ripping headlines from the sports pages. It’s the HITS High 5.


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spotify-pulls-hate-bands
11/15/19

Billie Eilish debuts #1 on Spotify's daily U.S. streaming chart with her first single since March, "everything i wanted" (Darkroom/Interscope). Taylor Swift's "Lover - remix" w/Shawn Mendes climbs to...


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aegfests
11/15/19

AEG Presents/Goldenvoice are celebrating a successful 10-day span of major festivals in November. Day N Vegas kicked off their run on 11/1, leading up to the double-dose of Tropicalia and Camp Flog Gnaw encompassing L.A. the following weekend...


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rod wave
11/15/19

After scoring a bigger-than-expected debut last week, Alamo/Interscope's Rod Wave will increase in his second at-bat. Ghetto Gospel, now slated to land in our Top 10, is projected to grow by...


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The Script Sunsets & Full Moons Number 1 Award PRESS
11/15/19

The Script have their fifth U.K. Official Albums chart-topper as Sunsets & Full Moons (Columbia) opens on 32k combined chart sales. Over on singles, J Hus has the highest new entry at #5 with “Must Be” (Black Butter).


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torylanez
11/15/19

Mad Love/Interscope's Tory Lanez graces the cover of Spotify's New Music Friday behind the release of his mixtape Chixtape 5. Also, new cuts from Billie Eilish, Khalid, Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, Lil Peep, Jhené Aiko...


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mic
11/15/19

Today there appears to be some kind of karaoke busker on Hollywood Boulevard, and she's yowling along with recorded versions of hits old and new. It is agonizing.


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11/15/19

At last night’s Queen & Slim premiere afterparty, Ethiopia Habtemariam—aka Queen of Motown, who put out the soundtrack—director Melina Matsoukas and writer Lena Waithe posed for this pic. Later they kicked some ass and took some names, while their utter coolness caused us to quiver like frightened baby mice.


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derek and clive
11/15/19

Industry icon Clive Davis, a surprise guest at the SAP CEO Summit at Time-Warner Center's Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC, grabs a photo op with baseball legend Derek Jeter. Later, Clive and Derek shagged a few pop flies and...


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lady-a-ocean
11/15/19

With a strong performance at Wednesday’s CMA Awards putting wind into their sails, BMLG’s Lady Antebellum has zipped to #1 on the iTunes album chart with Ocean and #5 at singles with “What If I Never Get Over You.”


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11/15/19

HITS Nashville Editor Holly Gleason was awarded the prestigious Media Achievement Award at 11/13's CMAs in Nashville, an honor bestowed on her by superstar Miranda Lambert (whose career Holly has chronicled in depth, usually for far more reputable publications than our own). Holly is...


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11/15/19

The artist and management community was out in force Thursday night at the A&Mas in London, where winners included Stormzy and his #Merky team, Nile Rodgers, and Liam Gallagher’s manager Debbie Gwyther.


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Featured Video
Rosalía, A Palé
Never has content related to the trucking of freight had such mystique. But Columbia's Spanish breakout grew up in the shipping industry, so the wooden pallets here play into her backstory--and become a sort of platform that (as this percussive anthem suggests) can be climbed to success.
[email protected] rolls out #BehindTheRecord credits campaign highlighting producers, songwriters & more… https://t.co/HN6XgdtE4o
[email protected] takes the top 2 at iTunes with #LoseYouToLoveMe and #LookAtHerNow https://t.co/dcFf67dnRr https://t.co/5tyYQiJ46R
[email protected]’s #OldTownRoad goes @RIAA Diamond https://t.co/ugGtm42a0x https://t.co/0860bjLep1
#MakeItRight by @BTS_twt & @lauvsongs is officially the most added track at Pop radio this week… https://t.co/QaAA8vs8I8
On this week’s Streaming Songs chart: @Harry_Styles’ #LightsUp earns the top debut with nearly 17.5 million… https://t.co/4Ms764zWLU
#LoseYouToLoveMe out October 23rd @selenagomez https://t.co/9BgTMTGJKs
[email protected]’s #LP1 will be released on December 6th https://t.co/pO24REZwNf
#MakeItRight remix | @BTS_twt x @lauvsongs drops at 6PM KST/5AM ET https://t.co/hvpSp49fkY
[email protected] earns second best bow of 2019 with #HighestIntheRoom @Epic_Records https://t.co/CIH3TqHu76 https://t.co/G4a8lE00qk
ICYMI: @taylorswift13’s Tiny Desk concert https://t.co/LC6KHq3QJu https://t.co/q8BoSfMyLN