AROUND THE WORLD WITH ADA

ADA is celebrating a brace of global successes, which you can survey here without even having to update your passport. ADA President Cat Kreidich (pictured) is shopping for a deluxe neck pillow while savoring these planet-spanning hits.

Leading the pack is “I like the way you kiss me” by Artemas on ADA-distribbed 10K Projects/WMG. The track has posted 470m Spotify streams and is averaging 9m daily on DSPs while also landing in the Top 10 of the U.K. Singles Chart and at #1 in Germany.

Another 10K rising star, 20-year-old rapper Rich Amiri, cracked the Top 15 of Spotify’s U.S. Top 25 with “One Call.”

Quevedo was the most-played Spanish artist on Spotify in 2022 and 2023, while El Bobe and JC Reyes have released a series of hits.

AYLIVA was Germany’s top artist of 2023 on Spotify, and her latest single, “Wunder,” has racked up 31m plays since its late April release.

Mesita and Bhavi are enjoying viral success in Latin America with “Una Foto Remix” and “Besame Remix,” respectively, while Brazilian artist Ludmilla became the first Afro-Latina artist to accrue more than 1b Spotify streams.


(l-r) Artemas, Quevedo, Stonebwoy

U.K. indie rock band The K’s debuted at #3 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart with their LAB-released album I Wonder if the World Knows?

ADA has also been amping up its presence in Africa. Nigerian artist Young Jonn’s debut Chocolate City LP Jiggy Forever dented international charts and Africori-signed TitoM enjoying a TikTok hit with “Tshwala Bam” (which just got a Burna Boy remix). ADA recently added another African star, Ghanian afro-dancehall king Stonebwoy.

French rapper/producer NiaksMandat De Depot debuted at #1 in his home country, while Kerser’s A Gift & a Kers notched the highest-selling first week for an album in Australia by an Australian artist.

And in the good old USA, New Noize/ADA's Papa Roach has its biggest record since 2001 with the viral hit "Leave a Light On," which has flown into the Top 15 at Alternative radio. The song, which addresses mental-health issues, has earned significant acclaim and attention, particularly during Mental Health Awareness Month, aka May.

Now if you'll excuse us, we're very jet-lagged and need to buy all the booze in the duty-free shop.

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