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10/25/20

Contrary to the hype that Adele would emphasize her comedy chops over her vocal prowess on Saturday Night Live, the singer rolled out some of her greatest hits during a reality show spoof.


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10/24/20

Luke Combs' deluxe What You See Ain't Always What You Get (River House/Columbia Nashville) is the early favorite for #1 on next week's HITS Top 50. Read on for deets on this, The Boss and Ariana's new streaming giant.


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10/24/20

Ariana Grande's "positions" (Republic) debuts at #1 on both the Spotify U.S. and Global charts, with 2.8m and 7.6m streams, respectively. Luke Combs lands five tracks on the U.S. Top 25, including a #2 bow.


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10/24/20

Jerry Jeff Walker, the Texas singer/songwriter best known as the writer of the heartbreaking classic "Mr. Bojangles," died Friday at his home in Austin. He was 78.


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coda
10/24/20

The Coda Campaign's latest musical sortie against Trump's B.S. features Billy Joel's "Honesty" (officially licensed, of course).


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folklore
10/23/20

Taylor Swift earns an eighth non-consecutive week at #1 on the HITS Top 50, the 23-member K-Pop congress that is NCT bows in the Top 5 and Warner catalog shines.

Go straight to the damn chart


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10/23/20

All-genre streaming superstar Luke Combs dropped the deluxe version of his album What You See Is What You Get on 10/23. New single "Forever After All" immediately hit #1 on Apple Music, becoming the first country song to top Apple's all-genre streaming chart on its first day of release.


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Kike Hernandez home run
10/23/20

If trending topics in the music biz were presented as a batting order, Republic would lead off, followed by Arthur Fogel and Scooter Braun, with Lil Nas X batting cleanup, Adele as DH, Jamil Davis completing the meat of the lineup—and Andrew Gertler available to pinch-hit. Going…going…gone!

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10/23/20

Rainmakers 2020, our latest collection of stories about top industry players, is coming soon. Among the careers profiled are those of Michelle Jubelirer, Tom Poleman and Scott Borchetta.


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positions
10/23/20

The video for Ariana Grande’s new Republic single, “positions,” was viewed more than 7m times in its first eight hours of release. In the Dave Meyers-directed video…


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UMG IPO SET FOR '22
And Q3 figures look good as well. (10/21a)
TOP 20: TAY'S FOLKLORIC RUN CONTINUES
A Swift return to #1. (10/21a)
REVENUE CHART: “LEMONADE” AND OCEAN SPRAY
The Rumours are true. (10/23a)
GRAMMY PREVIEW:
PHOEBE BRIDGERS
Could she be this year's left-field anointed one? (10/23a)
RAINMAKERS 2020
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMY OUTLIERS
Mulling possible surprises.
HALLOWEEN IN QUARANTINE
Why not wear a mask indoors?
ELECTION 2020
What drugs will help us get there?
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