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9/21/21

Drake’s Certified Lover Boy (OVO/Republic) remains at #1 for a third consecutive week. The first full-length album from Columbia’s Lil Nas X, MONTERO, lands at #2.


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UMGIPO
9/21/21

The first day is in the books for Universal Music Group as it starts trading on the Amsterdam-based Euronext exchange. The stock closed at €25.70 ($30.13), 38% over its starting price, giving it a market cap of €46.636b ($54.68b).


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9/21/21

Capitalizing on Dua Lipa's run of #1 singles and the steadily streaming Future Nostalgia (Warner), Rob Light's CAA, Tap's Ben Mawson and Team Dua have elevated the diva to superstar status with the success of her U.S. tour on-sale.


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9/21/21

Throughout Sir Lucian Grainge’s history-making first decade at the helm of UMG, the hardest-working knight in showbiz has exhibited impeccable timing, and that remains the case at this pivotal moment in the company’s history...


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9/21/21

As Vivendi prepares to spin off 60% of UMG, the eyes of the biz—most of which are bugging out at the gargantuan transaction—are on Sir Lucian Grainge and company and the details...


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9/21/21

Columbia's Lil Nas X will be the top entry on this week's chart as his debut album, MONTERO, makes noise at DSPs.


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9/21/21

The Jonas Brothers’ "Who's in Your Head" impacts with 89 adds as the #1 Most Added track at Top 40, while Chlöe’s “Have Mercy” takes top honors at Rhythm and The Lumineers' “Brightside” impacts as the Most Added track at Modern Rock...


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9/21/21

While Universal Music Group’s IPO has captured the attention of investors around the world, Warner Music Group has been enjoying a nice bounce in its own stock price. Sony is up as well.


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9/21/21

In our latest gathering of trending industry topics, chess master Sir Lucian Grainge—who’s renowned for his decisive moves—finds himself amid an array of stars, including Kacey Musgraves, David Bowie, Lil Nas X and Frank Ocean. That’s fitting, because art drives commerce in this business.

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9/21/21

In our latest roundup, we present eight rising professionals from various parts of the biz whose dedication and effort make their superiors look good.


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UMG'S VALUATION NEARS $55B
Day one begins. (9/21a)
SAVE THE DATE: GRAMMY NOMS REVEALED 11/23
Whoa, that's early. (9/21a)
A HARD DAY’S
HITS LIST
Stars across the board (9/21a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
THE LUCIAN DECADE
A history lesson from I.B. Bad (9/21a)
SIR LUCIAN TURNS IT UP
As UMG goes solo, Grainge discusses leading the band. (9/20a)
HITS' 35TH ANNIVERSARY
A chronicle of the inexplicable.
GRAMMY: ALBUM OF THE YEAR
We make yet more predictions, which you are free to ignore.
2022 TOURS
May we all be vaxxed by then.
ROCK'S NEW CHAPTER
Power pop, global glam and the return of the loud.
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