SPOTTED ON NEW MUSIC FRIDAY

OVO/Republic’s Drake takes the cover of Spotify’s New Music Friday with the release of his surprise EP For All the Dogs: Scary Hours Edition. “You Broke My Heart” ranks #2 on the playlist.

Tate McRae’s “exes” (RCA) occupies the #1 spot.

Other tracks packing the front of the set include “Transparency,” by 2 Chainz x Lil Wayne f/Usher, “Vocation” (Aura), by Ozuna x David Guetta, and “Get Close” (Dreamville/Interscope), by Ari Lennox.

Further highlights span André 3000’s “I swear, I Really Wanted to Make a 'Rap' Album but This Is Literally the Way the Wind Blew Me this Time” (Epic), Lil Durk x chief wuk x Only the Family’s “I’m the Type” (Alamo), Bleachers’ “Alma Mater” (Dirty Hit), Reneé Rapp’s “I Do” (Interscope), Flatland Cavalry’s “Wool – from the Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes” (Geffen), Tyla x Travis Scott’s “Water – Remix” (FAX/Epic), Daddy Yankee’s “BONITA” (El Cartel), Queen Naija f/Ella Mai’s “All or Nothing” (Capitol), Wyatt Flores’ “Life Lessons” (Island), Eliza Rose x Calvin Harris’ “Body Moving” (Ministry of Sound), Arcángel’s “Me Gusta Tu Flow” (Rimas), Kanii’s “pretty photos” (Warner), Warren Zeiders’ “Sin So Sweet” (Warner), 42 Dugg’s “SpinDatBac” (4PF/CMG/Interscope), Majid Jordan’s “Chill Pad Deluxe” (OVO), Alexander Stewart’s “he never will” (FAE), Madi Diaz x Kacey Musgraves’ “Don’t Do Me Good” (Anti/Epitaph), Brittany Howard’s “Red Flags” (Island), Dolly Parton x P!nk x Brandi Carlile’s “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (Big Machine), Natalie Jane’s “If you Died Today” (10K Projects/Capitol), 41 x Kyle Richh x Jenn Carter x TaTa’s “Run That!” (Republic), The Smile’s “Wall of Eyes” (XL), John Vincent III’s “Bluebird Singing” (Concord), Dermot Kennedy’s “Two Hearts” (Riggins/Interscope/Island), Timbaland x Vita’s “Desire” (Def Jam), Nicki Nicole x Bad Gyal’s “Enamórate” (Sony/DALE PLAY), Jay Rock f/Bongo ByTheWay’s “Still That Way” (TDE/Interscope), BigXthaPlug x Ro$ama’s “02 Lakers” (UnitedMasters), Shygirl x Cosha’s “thick” (Because Music), Frost Children’s “Marigold” (True Panther/Virgin), Danny Brown f/Kassa Overall’s “Jenn’s Terrific Vacation” (Warp), BabyDrill’s “Express Myself” (Not specified), The Blessed Madonna x Joy Anonymous x Danielle Ponder’s “Carry Me Higher – 7 inch Version” (Warner), Baby Rose x DESTIN CONRAD’s “Closer” (Secretly Canadian), Surfaces’ “Baby Blue” (Surfaces Music), Lauren Watkins x Jake Worthington’s “Fly on the Wall” (Big Loud/Songs & Daughters), Steve Aoki f/ERNEST’s “Us” (Dim Mak/DJ Kid Millionaire), Luh Tyler f/Skilla Baby’s “Okay Bet Pt. 2” (Motion/Atlantic), BIBI x Becky G’s “Amigos” (Feel Ghood/88rising), Kembe X x Hippie Sabotage x Isaiah Rashad’s “Rolling Stoned” (BMR), Emotional Oranges x Nonso Amadi’s “Nowhere” (Avant Garden), Terrace Martin x Gallant x sneek’s “Tandem” (Lowly), Billy Porter’s “Black Mona Lisa” (Island/Republic), ScarLip’s “Blick” (Broken Child/Epic)…

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