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NEAR TRUTHS: BLOWING THE WHISTLE
Pissing outside the tent. (2/14a)
BILLIE RELEASES HAUNTING, ETHEREAL BOND THEME
The siblings strike again. (2/14a)
HITS LIST:
SURPRISE, SURPRISE
We, too, are thinking of going public. (2/14a)
NATION BUILDER
JAY BROWN
Takin' care of business. (2/14a)
STEVENSON'S
NEXT MOVE
Nice run. (2/14a)
DON'T TALK TO THE PRESS
Also, don't leak the memo about not talking to the press to the press. Please.
GRAMMY VOTING
How the sausage is made.
BIEBER'S BIG BOW
Changes changes the conversation.
PRIMARIES
So hard to decide...
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NEAR TRUTHS: BLOWING THE WHISTLE
Pissing outside the tent. (2/14a)
BILLIE RELEASES HAUNTING, ETHEREAL BOND THEME
The siblings strike again. (2/14a)
HITS LIST:
SURPRISE, SURPRISE
We, too, are thinking of going public. (2/14a)
NATION BUILDER
JAY BROWN
Takin' care of business. (2/14a)
STEVENSON'S
NEXT MOVE
Nice run. (2/14a)
DON'T TALK TO THE PRESS
Also, don't leak the memo about not talking to the press to the press. Please.
GRAMMY VOTING
How the sausage is made.
BIEBER'S BIG BOW
Changes changes the conversation.
PRIMARIES
So hard to decide...
RUMOR MILL
adele
2/18/20

After pronouncing her friends Laura Dockrill and Hugo White husband and wife, Adele announced “expect my album in September” to the wedding party at the Mason’s Arms pub in London. No official release date has yet been set for the album, according to inside sources.


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Webp.net-gifmaker (1)
2/18/20

The Black Godfather, the acclaimed documentary about industry legend Clarence Avant, is a mind-blowing chronicle of a storied career, is now streaming on Netflix. So, too, is…


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Webp.net-gifmaker
2/18/20

When Warner Music Group made the surprise announcement that it had filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the SEC for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock on 2/6, it looked like the frontrunner for story of the year. But just seven days later...


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bhm sticker
2/18/20

As we prepare to unveil our Black History Month special, we revisit veteran music scribe Dave DiMartino's exploration of the history of rap censorship and...


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JUSTIN BIEBER   INTENTIONS
2/18/20

Justin Bieber's Changes is en route to a big #1 bow—likely to be the biggest of 2020 to date—while rapper A Boogie With a Hoodie also debuts with six figures. For a rock album, Tame Impala's buzzing new set is...


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2/18/20

The Foo Fighters are turning back the clock and re-living their first tour on this spring’s Van Tour that will revisit the cities Dave Grohl’s band played 25 years ago on their first-ever outing.


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Eminem
2/18/20

Eminem’s video for “Rap God” has crossed the billion-view threshold at YouTube becoming his third video to venture into 10 figures.


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Webp.net-gifmaker (51)
2/18/20

Justin Bieber is battling Tame Impala for the U.K.’s Official Albums #1 this week with just 900 sales separating the two at the halfway point. Over on singles, Billie Eilish is heading for her first #1.


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BieberETA
2/18/20

Justin Bieber has released a new music video for "ETA" exclusively on Apple Music.


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scooter erlich biebs.sm
2/17/20

At the rollicking, Spotify-hosted L.A. release party for Justin Bieber's new RBMG/Def Jam set, Changes, the superstar joined manager Scooter Braun and streamery Co-Head of Music Jeremy Erlich for this memorable trade shot just before an Instagram influencer muscled them all aside because she wanted to do a selfie with a new miracle face cream. Later, rumors moved like lighting through the comment threads that...


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Glauber Rundgren Lowell SXSW 2018
2/17/20

The irrepressible Karen Glauber rhapsodizes about The Lumineers in Brooklyn, catches David Byrne’s American Utopia on Broadway for the second time and touts newcomer KennyHoopla in her latest Post Toasted. She also embeds the column with colorful verbiage like “futile,” “counterintuitive” and “plateau of stupidity.” That’s our KG.

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btsgroup
2/17/20

Global icons BTS have unveiled the tracklist for their forthcoming album Map of the Soul: 7, due Friday 2/21 via Big Hit/Columbia. Their fourth studio LP contains 20 tracks, including lead single "ON" featuring Sia...


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spotify-pulls-hate-bands
2/17/20

Billie Eilish lands the top debut on Spotify's daily U.S. streaming chart with "No Time To Die" posting over 2.2m streams, good enough for #2. The track also tops the Global chart with over 7.1m streams at #1—her largest debut ever on the platform. Justin Bieber has 8 tracks in the U.S. top 25...


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chisholm1
2/17/20

Happy President's Day. As our commemoration of Black History Month continues, we recall a political campaign that could have brought us a black, female, progressive U.S. President nearly half a century ago.


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mattman robin justin julia ryan
2/17/20

During a #1 party for the Selena Gomez smash "Lose You to Love Me," Warner Chappell President A&R U.S. Ryan Press sports a T-shirt honoring the famed co-writers of the track as he joins them for a photo op. In a related story, putting all the co-writers of a crossover hit on its own shirt required several additional bolts of fabric and produced a garment large enough to wrap the building at 7th and Santa Fe. Seen hoping never to see our name on anything are (l-r) Robin, Mattman, Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels and Press.


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greendayfatherofall
2/14/20

Pop punk legends Green Day earn the biggest debut on the HITS Top 50, with Father Of All... (Warner/Reprise) entering at #4 with 47k units. Roddy Ricch moves back to #1, Pop Smoke bows at #7 with Meet The Woo 2 (Victor Victor/Republic) moving 34k...

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whistle
2/14/20

Some Grammy insiders are exasperated and pissing outside the tent over a selection process they claim has been broken for well over a decade...


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Harvey
2/14/20

Recording Academy acting head Harvey Mason Jr. had a lot to say to his constituents Thursday in a pair of confidential memos that immediately and inevitably leaked.


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Valentine jewel
2/14/20

The first bombshell dropped when Len Blavatnik and Steve Cooper filed the paperwork for a WMG IPO. Then, on the eve of Valentine’s Day, Vivendi dangled UMG, Sir Lucian Grainge’s dazzling crown jewel, leaving us mortals to wonder what the biz will look like in two or three years. Meanwhile, Apple’s Eddy Cue contentedly dropped a putt in the cup on a Pebble Beach green, which happens to be his favorite color.

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2/14/20

Our latest roundup of Vibe Raters includes QC/Motown/Capitol’s Lil Baby entering at #5, 88rising/12Tone’s Joji coming in at #8 and OYOY/AWAL’s FINNEAS, plus more.

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Cam, "Till There's Nothing Left"
Feeling apocalyptic? Us too. Fortunately, RCA singer/songwriter Cam has a new offering that's tailor-made for our tempestuous times, along with a stormy, steamy visual filled with last-chance love. "Nothing Left" marks the return of one of the most powerful vocalists in the game, whose 2015 smash, "Burning House," remains the top-selling cut by a female solo country artist. Cam's new album is due this summer.
The Bowl Bounces: @shakira and @JLo rise at iTunes following #SuperBowl halftime https://t.co/mzsJyzL4dX https://t.co/N0noW3aWBt
Shakira and Jennifer Lopez during tonight’s #SuperBowl #HalftimeShow https://t.co/kuEpJy2vpd
[email protected] headed for top 10 start with #HighRoad https://t.co/JxQPSo8Yjl https://t.co/lXp9hWT20m
[email protected]’s remix for #Yummy featuring @IAMSUMMERWALKER will be out tomorrow https://t.co/l3COuLBX7a
[email protected]_Tomlinson headed for top 10 start with #WALLS https://t.co/JxQPSo8Yjl https://t.co/bR6b1E3EBj
Lil Wayne headed for #1 debut with #Funeral https://t.co/JxQPSo8Yjl https://t.co/7BGncNfY6O
Happy 26th birthday to former #HitsMagazine cover star @Harry_Styles https://t.co/BY8uWgNpp1
[email protected] gets #Physical https://t.co/YDUaYLjx2X https://t.co/BdQ7ATbg0G
[email protected]’s "Only The Young” from #MissAmericana takes #1 at iTunes https://t.co/wZBwDXtdY2 https://t.co/Ilv2HwSuHV
#GRAMMYs Gold boosts @billieeilish back into the top 3 on our Top 50 albums chart https://t.co/SEpQqooq53 https://t.co/Y6keKzDjPW