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PRIMARY WAVE CHECKS INTO
THE FOUR SEASONS
Mestel walks like a man. (10/22a)
UMG IPO SET FOR '22
And Q3 figures look good as well. (10/21a)
TOP 20: TAY'S FOLKLORIC RUN CONTINUES
A Swift return to #1. (10/21a)
REVENUE CHART: “LEMONADE” AND OCEAN SPRAY
The Rumours are true. (10/23a)
GRAMMY PREVIEW:
PHOEBE BRIDGERS
Could she be this year's left-field anointed one? (10/23a)
RAINMAKERS 2020
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMY OUTLIERS
Mulling possible surprises.
HALLOWEEN IN QUARANTINE
Why not wear a mask indoors?
ELECTION 2020
What drugs will help us get there?
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PRIMARY WAVE CHECKS INTO
THE FOUR SEASONS
Mestel walks like a man. (10/22a)
UMG IPO SET FOR '22
And Q3 figures look good as well. (10/21a)
TOP 20: TAY'S FOLKLORIC RUN CONTINUES
A Swift return to #1. (10/21a)
REVENUE CHART: “LEMONADE” AND OCEAN SPRAY
The Rumours are true. (10/23a)
GRAMMY PREVIEW:
PHOEBE BRIDGERS
Could she be this year's left-field anointed one? (10/23a)
RAINMAKERS 2020
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMY OUTLIERS
Mulling possible surprises.
HALLOWEEN IN QUARANTINE
Why not wear a mask indoors?
ELECTION 2020
What drugs will help us get there?
RUMOR MILL
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10/24/20

Luke Combs' deluxe What You See Ain't Always What You Get (River House/Columbia Nashville) is the early favorite for #1 on next week's HITS Top 50. Read on for deets on this, The Boss and Ariana's new streaming giant.


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10/24/20

Ariana Grande's "positions" (Republic) debuts at #1 on both the Spotify U.S. and Global charts, with 2.8m and 7.6m streams, respectively. Luke Combs lands five tracks on the U.S. Top 25, including a #2 bow.


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10/24/20

Jerry Jeff Walker, the Texas singer/songwriter best known as the writer of the heartbreaking classic "Mr. Bojangles," has died at his home in Austin; he was 78.


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10/24/20

The Coda Campaign's latest musical sortie against Trump's B.S. features Billy Joel's "Honesty" (officially licensed, of course).


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folklore
10/23/20

Taylor Swift earns an eighth non-consecutive week at #1 on the HITS Top 50, the 23-member K-Pop congress that is NCT bows in the Top 5 and Warner catalog shines.

Go straight to the damn chart


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10/23/20

All-genre streaming superstar Luke Combs dropped the deluxe version of his album What You See Is What You Get on 10/23. New single "Forever After All" immediately hit #1 on Apple Music, becoming the first country song to top Apple's all-genre streaming chart on its first day of release.


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10/23/20

If trending topics in the music biz were presented as a batting order, Republic would lead off, followed by Arthur Fogel and Scooter Braun, with Lil Nas X batting cleanup, Adele as DH, Jamil Davis completing the meat of the lineup—and Andrew Gertler available to pinch-hit. Going…going…gone!

...Go to HITS List

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10/23/20

Rainmakers 2020, our latest collection of stories about top industry players, is coming soon. Among the careers profiled are those of Michelle Jubelirer, Tom Poleman and Scott Borchetta.


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10/23/20

The video for Ariana Grande’s new Republic single, “positions,” was viewed more than 7m times in its first eight hours of release. In the Dave Meyers-directed video…


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10/23/20

Bruce Springsteen delivers the goods this Flipover Friday as Letter to You opens at #1 on iTunes albums. Luke Combs’ deluxe edition of What You See Ain’t Always What You Got (River House/Sony Nashville) is showing up big in sales and streams.


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10/23/20

Miley Cyrus’ seventh album, Plastic Hearts (RCA), will be released 11/27. Cyrus had been working on the album for two years …


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10/23/20

Revolt and AT&T have once again teamed up for their annual REVOLT Summit. Running 10/23-10/25, the free event, hosted by Saweetie and Danileigh, features exclusive panels, workshops and performance...


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10/23/20

24kGoldn's "Mood" f/Iann Dior is officially the new #1 at Pop, while Drake's "Laugh Now Cry Later" f/Lil Durk remains in the top spot at Rhythm for a third week and SHAED's "No Other Way" joins the chart at Modern Rock.


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thekidlaroinmf
10/23/20

Columbia's The Kid LAROI graces the cover of Spotify's New Music Friday behind the release of "SO DONE." The teenage rap phenom was the latest act appointed to the platform's RADAR campaign. Also, new cuts from Ariana Grande, Saweetie f/Jhené Aiko, Karol G, Luke Combs, H.E.R., Bruce Springsteen ...


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CherryBlossom
10/23/20

The Vamps have hit the top of the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart with Cherry Blossom (EMI), while Internet Money land their first #1 single with “Lemonade” (10K Projects).


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10/23/20

Saturday, 10/24, is Vote Early Day, a celebration of democracy backed by media and tech companies, activists and similarly concerned outfits. To mark the date, Ingrid Andress, Gabby Barrett, Mickey Guyton, Reba, Midland, The Band Perry and other country luminaries will participate in CMT’s “Hometown Vote-Athon” video marathon on the network’s YouTube channel from 8am-8pm CT.


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PinkLemonade
10/23/20

Internet Money’s “Lemonade” has climbed four slots to #1 on our Song Revenue Chart. Not surprisingly, it’s also the most-streamed song of the week. But the biggest gain in earnings was made by Fleetwood Mac’s 43-year-old smash “Dreams,” which improbably skates into the Top 5 behind a 19% uptick.

...Go to Song Revenue Chart

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10/23/20

The Black American Music Association and the Georgia Entertainment Caucus have unveiled the formation of the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame in Atlanta.


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10/23/20

Phoebe Bridgers’ universally acclaimed sophomore album, Punisher (Dead Oceans), has thrust the 25-year-old Pasadena native into the thick of Grammy speculation. Here’s what she has to say about such a possibility, making music amid the pandemic and her place in SoCal’s rich musical legacy.


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Lorem
10/23/20

Check out our chat with Spotify's Lizzy Szabo, who programs the influential Gen-Z alternative playlist Lorem. Capturing the spirit of "online" youth, Lorem features acts like beabadoobee, Omar Apollo, Clairo, Harry Styles, Rex OC, Billie...


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Featured Video
The Kings of Quarantine, "We Care a Lot"
An all-star rock crew (including members of Slaves on Dope, Anthrax, Korn, Mastodon, Filter, Men Without Hats, Run-DMC and Our Lady Peace) collaborates remotely on this raucous Faith No More cover to benefit Roadie Relief. (Purchase it here to make a bigger impact.) "It's a dirty job but someone's gotta do it," goes the refrain, and it's good to see this crew returning to the task of making big, crunchy rock. Watch all the way through for a special message from Faith No More bassist Billy Gould.
[email protected]_twt’s “Dynamite” explodes: #1 in over 100 countries, fastest to 50M views & more #BTS_Dynamite… https://t.co/854M9Ff3AZ
#VMAs: It’s rumored that multiple performers might be pulled from the event due to safety precautions… https://t.co/UKuMxVtw8u
SELPINK IN YOUR AREA! @BLACKPINK teams up with @selenagomez for new single #IceCream, out next Friday https://t.co/ZhW9PupE54
[email protected]_twt’s #BTS_Dynamite hits #1 on iTunes, tops 20 million views on YouTube https://t.co/7okrA4mOJW https://t.co/8eo2ZeMnsS
[email protected]_twt’s new single #BTS_Dynamite is out now! https://t.co/Tr1xH5DRDx
Only 75 days left until November 3rd! The time is NOW to be sure that you’re registered to vote. Check your registr… https://t.co/Xtr3ZG0wST
[email protected]'s #folklore now has the edge in this week's sales race https://t.co/urSh2gskun https://t.co/kZuym0edYd
“Laugh Now Cry Later” by @Drake and @lildurk is the most added track at Rhythmic radio this week… https://t.co/rjNzG2v3g2
#MidnightSky by @MileyCyrus is the most added track at Pop radio this week https://t.co/Lf2ctmfR3s https://t.co/eDynQVACcD
[email protected] and @ArianaGrande have joined this year’s #VMAs lineup https://t.co/yJDCEzFXNz https://t.co/iDSiOd7C5k