Quantcast
THE DEATH OF PRINT JOURNALISM: POWER ALLY EDITION

The career trajectory of Lady Gaga, who graces the cover of our most recent print edition, is utterly unique—and ever more impressive. Her latest triumph: the epochal A Star Is Born movie, which showcases her musical and dramatic chops in equal measure. (You'll recognize her look her as her character, Ally, in the film.) Expect to see a lot more of the Interscope megastar through awards season—though she may wish that the idea to put her on the cover of our ill-starred magazine had never been Born.

Our Contents Page VIP, meanwhile, is Capitol boss Steve Barnett. Steve and his Tower Team are celebrating a stratospheric 25% marketshare bump, reflecting the label’s ultra-successful pivot to hip-hop and other stream-heavy genres. With major contributions from the Quality Control/Motown crews, as well as renewed vigor at pop (thanks to monsters from Halsey and Marshmello/Bastille and new signing Freya Ridings), Barnett has a lot of reasons to dance on the Tower rooftop. Though he thinks this HITS Contents shout-out belongs in the basement.

 

SOME LIKE IT HITS LIST
Where's Vanilla Ice when we need him? (8/14a)
SONY MUSIC LAUNCHES VOTING INITIATIVE
Nothing's more important right now. (8/14a)
SCARYPOOLPARTY:
AS REAL AS IT GETS
A writer looks at Alejandro Aranda and sees his own reflection. (8/14a)
DRAKE TAPS LIL DURK FOR NEW SINGLE
The offensive begins... (8/14a)
AIRHEAD: THE BIBLE
HOUSE RULES
How do you parody what is already a parody of itself? (8/14a)
BTS BRINGS IT
They're so dreamy.
VOTE BY MAIL
It's a conspiracy, because everyone does it.
IS IT CHRISTMAS?
No, but we're thinking about cookies.
WOKE MUSIC
Protest songs that sound like now.
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)