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Good vibrations (3/5a)
NEAR TRUTHS: UNCORKED
Jay-Z's blingy mountain of cash keeps gaining altitude. (3/5a)
UMG PULLS IN NEARLY
$9B IN 2020
Value keeps rising ahead of IPO. (3/5a)
MILEY JOINS COLUMBIA
Like moving to the apartment next door. (3/4a)
GRAMMY CHEW: THE
PRE-GRAMMY BOUNCE
Let's hear it for ironic guitar-smashing. (3/5a)
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
A jazz chronicle of fighting the power.
GRAMMYS: WHERE TO FROM HERE?
After the snubs, the show.
ACQUITTED
In a phenomenal display of cowardice.
MOVING THE NEEDLE
When vaccination schedules and touring schedules meet.
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SURF’S UP
FOR HITS LIST
Good vibrations (3/5a)
NEAR TRUTHS: UNCORKED
Jay-Z's blingy mountain of cash keeps gaining altitude. (3/5a)
UMG PULLS IN NEARLY
$9B IN 2020
Value keeps rising ahead of IPO. (3/5a)
MILEY JOINS COLUMBIA
Like moving to the apartment next door. (3/4a)
GRAMMY CHEW: THE
PRE-GRAMMY BOUNCE
Let's hear it for ironic guitar-smashing. (3/5a)
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
A jazz chronicle of fighting the power.
GRAMMYS: WHERE TO FROM HERE?
After the snubs, the show.
ACQUITTED
In a phenomenal display of cowardice.
MOVING THE NEEDLE
When vaccination schedules and touring schedules meet.
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CBS and The Recording Academy have said the performers for the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards will be revealed Sunday, 3/7.


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I.B. Bad on hip-hop branding, breaking acts and yet more Grammy intrigue.


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Universal Music Group’s revenues approached $9b in 2020, a 3.8% spike over 2019. Streaming revenues were up 16.2% from 2019.


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Steve Greenberg is parting ways with BMG, effective immediately.


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The latest single and video from RBMG/Def Jam superstar Justin Bieber, "Hold On," finds him...


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Olivia Rodrigo's "drivers license" sits firmly atop the Top 40 chart, while CJ's "Whoopty" holds at #1 at Rhythm and Machine Gun Kelly's "my ex's best friend" f/blackbear will be the new #1 at Modern Rock...


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In recognition of International Women’s Day (3/8), Justice for Migrant Women (J4MW), Mercado Global, This Is About Humanity (TIAH) and Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) are teaming up to launch #Masks4Migrants.


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For the second week in a row, Lil Tjay f/6LACK’s “Calling My Phone” tops our Song Revenue Chart, Olivia Rodrigo’s “drivers license” remains #2 and Cardi B’s “Up” stays at #3. They’re the only tracks to hit six figures. The biggest debut, “No More Parties” from Republic’s Coi Leray, pulls in $61k, landing at #11.

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Lil Baby f/EST Gee, "Real as It Gets"
Quality Control/Motown/CMG's hip-hop superstar drops his first joint of 2021, a ferocious reminder of his bona fides in the wake of 2020's biggest album and assorted giant singles (not to mention Grammy love). He also underscores his flair for strong collabs by bringing in Louisville rapper EST Gee in a vérité clip directed by Caleb Jermale.
A 'Scary' start: @Drake headed for huge first week streams with new three pack https://t.co/HtsnwImect https://t.co/TmAdh59y0P
In the top 10 on this week’s Streaming Songs chart: @KALIUCHIS, @theweeknd, @iamcardib, @spotemgottem and more. Ful… https://t.co/vTTM0tzF7r
#GRAMMYs performers will be announced tomorrow! @RecordingAcad https://t.co/kk8COgrvDH
It’s a superstar New Music Friday: @BrunoMars & @AndersonPaak’s new single as #SilkSonic roars at iTunes… https://t.co/ZeI4nsJTTx
[email protected] signs to @ColumbiaRecords https://t.co/1pCmo7frTd https://t.co/PTqDWn36it
[email protected]_org’s Top 10 Global Artist Chart for 2020: @BTS_twt hits #1 for the first time. https://t.co/vgpED7eby9
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