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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.

WALLEN FOR THE WIN
"Dangerous" nudges "SOUR." (11/30a)
CHART FINAL: 2021'S BIGGEST BOW
Big numbers for 30. (11/29a)
IGA UPS MORRIS
good 4 him (11/30a)
ADELE IS HEADING TO LAS VEGAS
Viva, Ms. Adkins (11/30a)
PUTTING THE POP
IN POPCORN
Putting the audio into audio-visual. (11/30a)
CHESTNUTS
Roasting.
STOCKINGS
Stuffing.
PIPERS
Piping.
SANTA
Coming.
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