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KNIGHT FEVER (UPDATE)

With a new monarch on the British throne for the first time in 70 years, we revisit the 2016 knighting of UMG topper Lucian Grainge at Buckingham Palace by His Majesty the Duke of Cambridge (now the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall and first in the line of succession), officially dubbing the industry giant CBE in the Order of the British Empire and Knight Bachelor. The honor, as we noted at the time, was conferred in acknowledgement of Sir Grainge's leadership and myriad contributions to business innovation. As royal personages have done from time immemorial, Prince William made a playlist for the occasion, which was hailed as "most verily dope" by palace insiders.

Grainge issued a statement following the Queen's death: “Today is a tremendously sad day. On behalf of all of us at Universal Music, I send our deepest condolences to the royal family on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.”

TOP 50 HOLIDAY SONGS: A MERRY LOT
It's the most wonderful time of the year. (12/7a)
HITS LIST: LABELED
WITH LOVE
Long live Hitsville USA. (12/6a)
NEW LEADERS AT COLUMBIA U.K.
The post-Ferdy era begins. (12/6a)
JIM STEWART,
1930-2022
Remembering an indie-label legend. (12/6a)
GRAMMY NOMS:
THE LIST
For your consideration (12/6a)
GRAMMY HANDICAPPING
Who's likely to win in the major categories? We have no idea.
THE NEXT BIG PLAYER
in the catalog game is...
TRUMP CORP II
Totally less fraudulent than Trump Corp.
IS IT CHRISTMAS YET?
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