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HITS HIGH 5: THE FOULS ARE ON US

While we await with anticipation a Sunday of Game 7s, here’s a look at the musical slam dunks of the last week in the HITS High 5.   

Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta are fueling a big gossip machine based on the two being seen together in Nashville. 

New music aplenty has dropped or been announced. Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber dropped a single today; Luke Combs had a mid-week release; Miley Cyrus has a new song with a 5/30 date; and Blink-182 is returning. 

The top three albums of the first third of 2019 are from female artists—Ariana GrandeBillie Eilish and Lady Gaga. On the sings side…

The Recording Academy Board of Trustees officially named Deborah Dugan as Neil Portnow’s replacement as President/CEO.

On it’s way to a #1 chart bow, we discuss the stellar critical reaction to Vampire Weekend’s  latest.

And if proofreaders were still around, how many would be rooting for Giannis Antetokounmpo to get out the NBA playoffs as soon as possible?

 

NEAR TRUTHS: SECRETS AND BUYS
We'll miss those smoke-filled rooms. (5/11a)
GRAMMYLAND'S CEO SEARCH: CLUSTER
OR PANTOMIME?
It's turning out to be a tough sell. (5/12a)
1 TRENDING TOPIC: BILLIE AND THE GATEKEEPERS
Alert the media: She can really sing. (5/12a)
ROCK HALL INDUCTEES:
NEW & OVERDUE
Todd gets in. Finally. (5/12a)
'IT'S THE REAL SCHOOL'
Alan Jackson brings back hard country. (5/10a)
RHYTHM, BLUES AND THE FUTURE
The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
WHO'S NEXT?
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
WORLDWIDE GROOVE
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?
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