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HIGH FIVE: THE WEEK'S MOST POTENT STORIES

Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em—it’s time for this week’s HITS High Five, the top stories you may have missed while clearing the bong.

RCA’s Britney Spears and Capitol’s Katy Perry dropped new singles and instantly ruled the iTunes singles chart.

Grammy Whisperer Paul Grein surveyed the field and picked the likely contenders—so far—for Album of the Year, ROTY and SOTY and Best New Artist

Drake’s Views became the first album to score 1m in SEA (Streaming-Equivalent Albums). 

We unpacked a trove of material from our Nashville Spotlight issue, including an in-depth conversation with Mike Dungan, a chat with Jason Aldean, Nashville by the Numbers, State of the State, digital execs on Music City and more.

Airhead explained streaming revenue, Schoolhouse Rock-style

Now pass that blunt; we need to be baked for today's meetings.

COME ALL YE FAITHFUL
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ADELE GETS HER FIRST TV SPECIAL
Sussman gets the collar. (10/19a)
SONG AND RECORD OF THE YEAR: OUR GRAMMY PREDICTIONS
Beer and Glickman collaborate on the Spot. (10/19a)
"EASY" IMPACT: ADELE'S AIRWAVE TAKEOVER
Another domino falls. (10/18a)
A MOVING HITS LIST
For Adele, it's "Easy," for the Grammys, not so much. (10/19a)
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Adele; Adele Adele?
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Adele Adele; Adele.
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