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A WEIGHTY HITS LIST

We don’t play favorites—we just call ’em like we see ’em. This week, there’s no doubt about who’s captured the attention of the biz, as streaming psycho Post Malone sets a bunch of records that will stand until his Republic labelmate Drake goes hard to the hoop like LeBron (sorry about your Raptors, Drizzy) in a month or so. Interscope head coach John Janick also has his squad on an extended roll, while UMG U.K. ruler David Joseph deftly moves the pieces around his chessboard.

But Uni isn’t the only powerhouse in the 2018 field as midyear approaches. Sony Music chieftain Rob Stringer and Live Nation heavyweight Michael Rapino are printing money, as is Daniel Ek’s Spotify—although Wall Street can be a perplexing bedfellow. Speaking of perplexing, we give you Kanye, who has the populace wondering about the identity of the different drummer he's dancing to at the moment.

As we’ve been saying since 1986, this is a wacky business.

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SURF’S UP
FOR HITS LIST
Good vibrations (3/8a)
SPEAKING OF BESPOKE: THE BEN WINSTON INTERVIEW
Carpool Karaoke dude's in the driver's seat. (3/8a)
BHASKAR MENON,
1934-2021
EMI architect had a remarkable career. (3/8a)
GRAMMY PERFORMER LINEUP REVEALED
Is there more to come? You better believe it. (3/8a)
GRAMMY WEEK KICKS OFF
Hear we go again... but virtually this time. (3/8a)
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
A jazz chronicle of fighting the power.
GRAMMYS: WHERE TO FROM HERE?
After the snubs, the show.
ACQUITTED
In a phenomenal display of cowardice.
MOVING THE NEEDLE
When vaccination schedules and touring schedules meet.
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