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pop smoke mayer
7/23/21

Pop Smoke's second posthumous album, Faith (Victor Victor/ Republic), opens at #1 on the HITS Top 50 with 91k units. Columbia's John Mayer is close behind at #2 with Sob Rock, which posts 87k for the biggest rock debut of the year.


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dua lipa tth
7/23/21

Warner's Dua Lipa has broken the record for the longest-running song on Spotify's flagship playlist, Today's Top Hits. "Levitating" has passed day 288, spending nearly 10 months in the Top 15...


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McCartney watching Ray Charles on TV
7/23/21

Inspired by the vintage-film look of McCartney 3, 2, 1, the show everybody in the biz is watching, we’ve chosen B&W portraits of Paul and Rick, Mayer, Yeezy, Pop, Sal and Bo for our trending Top 10... There is nothing wrong with your computer. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission.

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Statue of Liberty
7/23/21

Is it true that, as President Biden put it, we now face "the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War?" Some very well-informed people believe this to be the case and caution that a relentless attack on free elections and voting access by the political right is pushing our country in a dangerously authoritarian direction. But a group of crusaders for voting rights is kicking off its next battle with...


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CAMILA CABELLO NMF
7/23/21

Syco/Epic's Camila Cabello graces the cover of Spotify's NMF behind the release of "Don't Go Yet." Also, new cuts from Lil Nas X f/Jack Harlow, The Kid LAROI w/Polo G, Smiley f/Drake, Lorde, Khalid, Remi Wolf...


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evermore vinyl
7/23/21

With two LPs apiece, Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish lead the vinyl gold rush, alongside vintage and contemporary classics from Harry, Kendrick, Prince, Michael, Queen and Fleetwood Mac.


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RubinRubinXPaul HOME
7/23/21

Scott Rodger, Sir Paul McCartney’s longtime manager, who executive-produced McCartney 3, 2, 1, goes into detail with Bud Scoppa about the making of the acclaimed series, now streaming on Hulu.


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wallen ABC
7/23/21

Michael Strahan interviewed Morgan Wallen on Good Morning America today. Among other things, the country star, whose Dangerous: The Double Album (Big Loud/Republic) is the best-selling album of 2021, said he'd received counsel from BMAC, UMG EVP, Chief People and Inclusion Officer Eric Hutcherson and gospel/R&B stalwart BeBe Winans.


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7/23/21

EST Gee’s CMG/Warlike/Interscope mixtape tops Apple Music this Flipover Friday, while the Top 10 at iTunes is jammed with indie releases.


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nmaamnashville
7/23/21

The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) has announced its new leadership, with Sony Music Publishing boss Jon Platt as one of its board members. Stacey Garrett Koju was named board Chair—she is the first Black woman to lead the NMAAM board.


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MIDYEAR VINYL TOP 50
The world is turning at 33 RPM. (7/23a)
PAUL GETS BACK
Hit series doesn't let us down. (7/23a)
HITS LIST IN GLORIOUS
BLACK-AND-WHITE
The inner circle of Outer Limits (7/23a)
THE HITS INTERVIEW WITH JAY MARCIANO
AEG chief's shares his packed 2022 calendar. (7/21a)
2021 MIDYEAR MARKETSHARE
The winner and still champ (7/22a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
From tender shoots to mighty oaks.
MARKETSHARE MANIA
Let's do the numbers.
DELTA VARIANT
It is not the name of a Henry Miller novel.
IS IT TIME FOR ANOTHER ROCK STORY?
Could be. Dunno.
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