READY, WILLING
AND ABEL

XO/Republic superstar and Super Bowl halftime hero The Weeknd is flanked by label founder/brothers Avery and Monte Lipman in one of those instant-classic trade pics that practically screams, "Pass the seven-layer dip." The artist born Abel Tesfaye is enjoying a big bow for his hits collection, The Highlights, while the Lipman bros. are enjoying ongoing chart domination—and a schmear.

ON THE BMM COVER:
RICO WADE
ATL legend (6/17a)
NEAR TRUTHS: THE HITS KEEP COMING (PART TWO)
Born in 1986 by mad scientists; still lurking. (6/17a)
WILLIE MAYS,
1931-2024
Say hey! (6/19a)
FAMILY VALUES
From the Dungeon to the penthouse (6/19a)
WELCOME TO ATLANTA
Juneteenth in the ATL (6/18a)
THE GRAMMY SHORT LIST
Who's already a lock?
COUNTRY'S NEWEST DISRUPTOR
Three chords and some truth you may not be ready for.
AI IS ALREADY EATING YOUR LUNCH
The kids can tell the difference... for now.
INDIE DISTRIBUTION'S RISE TO GLORY
The discovery engine is revving higher.
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