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HITS' HIGH FIVE: TOTAL RECALL

Senate hearings with a forgetful witness, tweet storms and witch hunts have been major distractions this past week, but we’ve been able to focus on the news you need thanks to a daily dose of anxiety-reducing medicine. Here’s our HITS High Five…

Katy Perry’s four-day tell-all livestream had plenty of witnesses: 49 million to be exact. And today, she became Twitter’s first person with 100 million followers.

Music industry heavyweights honored UMG EVP Michele Anthony at the UJA-Federation of New York Music Visionary of the Year luncheon.  Friends such as Eddie Vedder and Gloria Steinem were on hand as well.

The Recording Academy has instituted a new collection of Grammy Awards rules that affect songwriters, rap acts and anyone inspired to record songs longer than “In A-Gadda-Da-Vida.” Our Grammy Whisperer explains what it all means.

DJ Khaled and Imagine Dragons will go head-to-head after both drop new albums on 6/23. Both are looking at around 150k SPS, but one title has an early edge.

Spotify released a new tally of “global monthly active users.” They say they have now topped the 140 million mark.

 

HITS LIST IS HAVING
A HEAT WAVE
Pass the BBQ sauce. (7/3a)
TOP 20: A LIL MORE OF THE SAME
Like a broken record... (7/1a)
WATCH THIS
We aim to please. (7/3a)
BLACK MUSIC MONTH:
6 IN THE MORNIN'
Origin story of the real OGs (7/3a)
PRE-HOLIDAY PONDERING:
POP TOP EDITION
Have another Beer, we insist. (7/2a)
WHAT NEXT?
The biz ponders action after some reflection.
GRAMMY SPECULATION
100% guaranteed to be somewhat accurate, probably.
BLACK MUSIC MONTH
...continues.
TRUMP'S IN THE BUNKER
Just to inspect it, though.
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