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9/30/22

Consumption kings Bad Bunny and Morgan Wallen finish #1-2 on this week's HITS Top 50 with their blockbuster albums Un Verano Sin Ti (Rimas) and Dangerous (Big Loud/Mercury).


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9/30/22

A look at the artist behind the smash "Bad Habit" (L-M/RCA) and why he features so prominently in the Grammy conversation.


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9/30/22

Will newly appointed WMG CEO Robert Kyncl and Global Head of Recorded Music Max Lousada find common ground or even synergy? That’s the big question among biz watchers. It gets to the very heart of...


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9/30/22

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed the Decriminalizing Artistic Expression Act, the first bill in the nation to prevent artists’ creative expression—specifically, rap lyrics—from being used against them by prosecutors. Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr., Meek Mill, Tyga, Killer Mike and...


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9/30/22

With the NFL and CFB in full swing as the MLB playoffs and the NBA season loom, October is nirvana for sports fans. Industryites are similarly enthused about ballers Rihanna, Taylor and Sam Smith while wondering what chunk plays Max Lousada, Ron Perry and Fred Davis are scheming up.

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Grammy
9/30/22

It’s time to focus on the hip-hop categories as we inch closer to the opening of the voting period for the 65th annual Grammy Awards. Word is strategic maneuvering is already going on in the genre committees.


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9/30/22

Two things we could count on in recent months: that Steve Lacy’s “Bad Habit” would top the Song Revenue Chart and that Bad Bunny would have multiple tracks in the Top 50. This week is no different...


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5sos
9/30/22

5 Seconds of Summer has squeaked out a last-minute victory to claim the #1 slot on the U.K. Official Albums Chart, while Sam Smith and Kim Petras ascend to #1 at singles.


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9/30/22

Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Jack Harlow, Sam Smith, Backstreet Boys, Khalid, Tate McRae, The Kid LAROI and Lewis Capaldi will be among the artists spreading holiday cheer during iHeartMedia’s annual iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour Presented by Capital One.


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9/30/22

KIIS-FM PD Beata Murphy recently convened a day of golf with industry folk somewhere in Los Angeles. Someone took photos. These are those photos.


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NEAR TRUTHS: THE KYNCL-LOUSADA DANCE HAS BEGUN
This oughta be interesting... (9/30a)
GRAMMY CHEW:
RAP EDITION
Michael and Kyle find a feast of hip-hop to chew on. (9/30a)
CHART FINAL: VERANO INVADES FALL
Like a broken record... which it is, figuratively speaking. (9/30a)
HITS LIST: COUNTDOWN
TO ECSTASY
We enter the month that was once known as Rocktober. (9/30a)
HIS OWN ARCHITECT:
THE STEVE LACY BUZZ
It was a surprisingly easy "Habit" to break. (9/30a)
GRAMMY SEASON
New categories! New rules! New WTF!
THE BIG DEAL
It's the one you didn't see coming.
RAID AT MAR-A-LAGO
"Who took my passports?"
HITS' 36TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Allow us to apologize in advance.
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