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ROD MEGAN GIF
8/13/22

Mosco's Alamo stays hot with Rod Wave, who will easily open at #1 next week as Beautiful Mind trends toward 150m+ first-week streams. What's next for Megan Thee Stallion? Nicki Minaj's new single makes waves...


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8/12/22

This photo of a former U.S. President who was an expert in nuclear physics yet never felt compelled to steal top-secret papers related to nuclear weapons is brought to you by the forthcoming HITS 36th Anniversary Special, your annual reminder that (a) we suck and (b) we have boxes and boxes of documents to prove it. Shortly after this tableau was captured, Jimmy Carter told A&M visionaries Jerry Moss and Herb Alpert that during particularly intense cabinet meetings, Cyrus Vance would do a naughty dance to "Love Potion No. 9." Now, if you'll excuse us, we're going to slather ourselves in whipped cream and settle in for the weekend.


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NBA BUNNY
8/12/22

YoungBoy Never Broke Again edges out Bad Bunny for #1 on the HITS Top 50 with 114k units for his fourth studio album, The Last Slimeto (NBA/Atlantic). Rimas' Bunny logs another week above 100k units...


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Nope Poster
8/12/22

Our latest saucerful of ascendant industry luminaries includes Megan Thee Stallion, NBA YoungBoy, Noah Assad, Maykol Sanchez, Rod Wave and a pair of Steves. Collect ’em all.

Probe HITS List here

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8/12/22

Alamo’s Rod Wave shines on the cover of Spotify’s New Music Friday in concert with the release of Beautiful Mind. The album's “Yungen” f/Jack Harlow is third in the set. Also, new cuts from Nicki Minaj, Rex Orange County, PinkPantheress x Sam Gellaitry...


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KG GORMAN
8/12/22

"It’s been a weird, isolated summer—two work trips to NYC but otherwise sequestered at home, liking other people’s vacation posts," writes our own President Glauber (seen here with RCA promo player Gary Gorman). Read her latest missive from the Alternative trenches here.

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Taylor Dayne
8/12/22

This vintage photo of Taylor Dayne holding a copy of our print publication—unquestionably because a publicist told her to—is proffered as a reminder that we are now assembling our 36th Anniversary Special. The implications of this sobering news are many; chief among them is…


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MEGAN THEE STALLION TRAUMAZINE
8/12/22

Megan Thee Stallion surprised fans Thursday morning by announcing a new album, Traumazine. The Roc Nation-repped rapper also alluded to the LP's role in the resolution of her messy label situation.


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BEYONCE   Break My Soul
8/12/22

Beyoncé’s RENAISSANCE (Parkwood/Columbia) has claimed a second week at #1 on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart, while LF System remains on top at singles.


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8/12/22

Nicky Youre's "Sunroof" f/dazy slides up to #2 at Top 40, while Beyoncé's “BREAK MY SOUL” takes the top spot at Rhythm and Måneksin's “SUPERMODEL” secures a fourth week in the #1 position at Modern Rock...


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HITS LIST, YUP
IMAX version available (8/12a)
SURPRISE MEGAN DROP—"LET'S RUN THIS LAST ONE UP"
That's that, all of a sudden. (8/12a)
NEW & DEVELOPING
ARTISTS: Q3 EDITION
The stars of tomorrow—and one star of the moment (8/12a)
TOP 20: THE RACE
FOR #1 IS ON
It's neck and neck at the turn. (8/10a)
WE'RE SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, BUT WE JUST HAD TO TELL YOU
Oh, no, not again. (8/12a)
RISE OF THE INDIES
How they're reshuffling the biz deck.
THE LATIN-MUSIC MARKETPLACE
Thoughts on a changing landscape.
KETCHUP
It's everywhere.
THE NEXT HUGE CATALOG STORY
Another stunning return.
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