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WMGentrance
5/30/20

WMG CEO Steve Cooper and head of HR Masha Osherova sent out a companywide letter to acknowledge the impact of the killing of George Floyd and other racist violence, and the national outpouring of grief and anger in its wake. On 6/2, the company will observe a "Black Out Tuesday."


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LADY GAGA & ARIANA GRANDE   RAIN ON ME
5/30/20

Lady Gaga will top next week's chart with Chromatica (Interscope) on pace for a monster debut. The new LP will be Gaga's largest first week since 2011's Born This Way and the biggest female pop debut since Taylor Swift's Lover...


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i
5/30/20

From legendary labels lto CEOs and artists, many in the music biz are speaking out...


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Harvey Mason Jr.
5/30/20

Recording Academy interim chief Harvey Mason Jr. sent out a message to members on 5/29 addressing both the pandemic and the police brutality and eruptions of unrest that have roiled the country.


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arianagaga
5/30/20

Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande's "Rain On Me" continues to rule global charts, as it returns to #1 on Spotify and Apple Music global following the release of Chromatica. It's also currently #2 on the U.S. charts...


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spotify-pulls-hate-bands
5/30/20

Interscope's Lady Gaga lands 10 tracks from Chromatica in the Top 25 of Spotify's daily U.S. streaming chart. "Rain On Me" and "Sour Candy" lead at #2 and #3, respectively. Juice WRLD's new track earns the top debut at #4 while Rosalía reaches a career peak with her new cut "TKN."


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bmm2020
5/30/20

Our forthcoming Black Music Month special will trace the history of the musical form that now dominates the world...


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5/29/20

Our latest roundup of Vibe-Raters includes Columbia’s StaySolidRocky entering at #12. He joins buzzing acts poised to break like Black Butter/Epic’s Young T & Bugsey, Astralwerk’s Surf Mesa, plus more.

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1975future
5/29/20

A trio of Atlanta rappers top the HITS Top 50, as Future's High Off Life (Freebandz/Epic) and Lil Baby's My Turn (QC/Motown/Capitol) hold strong inside the top three. The 1975 earn a top debut with Notes on a Conditional Form (Dirty Hit/Interscope) at #4 with 54k units. BTS' Suga lands a Top 10 bow with his Agust D project (Big Hit) posting 38k at #9, earning the largest solo K-Pop debut ever.

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Singing in the Rain
5/29/20

The power trio of Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and Brenda Romano has the full attention of the biz as Chromatica arrives and “Rain on Me” quickly becomes a deluge. Meanwhile, Len Blavatnik’s nine-year reign as WMG czar hits a milestone as he prepares to invade Wall Street. Atlanta, Nashville, Africa and DTLA are also name-checked in this week’s industry chatter.

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NEAR TRUTHS:
A WORSE MOUSETRAP
Feeling the burn of the Hot 100. (5/29a)
OSEARY ERA ENDS
AT MAVERICK
But don't expect Madge's man to go on "Holiday." (5/29a)
HITS LIST IS ALL WET
Your Top 10 talking points, updated (5/29a)
LADY GAGA DELIVERS
Superstar and her team call an audible. (5/29a)
AIRHEAD: HOW TO WIN THE HOT 100
You just need these six credit cards... (5/29a)
SHORT WEEK
Enjoy being even more confused by the calendar.
BLACK MUSIC MONTH
Celebrating the music that fuels the biz.
INSTACART
Dammit, we said DILL pickles!.
TRUMP SAID WHAT, NOW?
Just wondering if you still give a fuck.
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