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5/16/22

At the L.A. kickoff breakfast for the City of Hope's Spirit of Life campaign honoring Republic founding bros Monte and Avery Lipman, the pair fixed their smiles gamely for a gauntlet of photo ops with fellow industry heavyweights. Here they brave the brutal rooftop sun with Island Co-CEO Imran Majid, UMPG Chair Jody Gerson and UMe head Bruce Resnikoff. Photographer Lester Cohen deftly kept the HITS loser in attendance out of all pics. For more images, click the link.


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5/16/22

For the third consecutive week, the bar for the biggest opening this year has been raised. Kendrick Lamar's fifth studio album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, is on pace for the year's largest debut and a slam-dunk #1.


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5/16/22

As we prepare our Black Music Month special, we present the online debut of musical icon Nile Rodgers' conversation with the Mother of Black Music Month, Dyana Williams.


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5/16/22

While telescopes have been trained on the blood moon and the black hole, industry eyes have been gazing at stars: supernova Bad Bunny, the supermassive Kendrick Lamar and super-diva Lady Gaga. Meanwhile, the future’s so bright for Stringer and Cooper they’ve gotta wear shades.

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5/16/22

As we prepare our Pride 2022 special, we revisit this revealing conversation with acclaimed singer/songwriter Joy Oladokun, who addresses the challenges and inspirations associated with her background and identity. "As a human, I happen to intersect with three groups of people who experience prejudice and stereotyping: women, queer people and Black people," she says. "As a musician, it’s part of my goal to be really human."


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5/16/22

Milk & Honey clients are heating up the Pop chart at the moment, with Ed Sheeran's "2 Step" f/Lil Baby (David Hodges) and Doja Cat's "Get Into It Yuh" (Y2K) in the Top 20 and rising.


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5/16/22

The fifth studio album by Florence + the Machine is on its way to becoming their fourth U.K. #1, while, at singles, Harry Styles may have two challengers threatening his shot at a seventh week at #1.


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5/16/22

UTA has announced 54 promotions in more than 20 divisions in multiple offices, with seven of them in the music division.


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5/16/22

Over the weekend, Arista/Sony Latin's Roman rock breakout Måneskin returned to the birthplace of its global fame—the Eurovision Song Contest—to perform new single "Supermodel." The performance is captured below for your delectation. The song is getting early love at radio—don't touch that dial.


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5/16/22

Carrie Underwood will perform in 43 U.S. cities on her Denim & Rhinestones Tour. Promoted by AEG Presents, it kicks off 10/15 in Greenville, S.C., and wraps 3/17 in Seattle.


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AN ASTRONOMICAL
HITS LIST
Things are looking up. (5/16a)
NEW RELEASES: KING
KENDRICK RETURNS
Another record-breaking debut week. (5/16a)
PRIDE & JOY
From the archives (5/16a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS: Q2 EDITION
Place your bets here. (5/16a)
STREAMING SONGS: SUMMER HEAT
His lucky number is 23. (5/16a)
SUPERSTAR RELEASES
Who's next?
MUSIC BIZ SPECIAL
It's Comic-Con for numbers geeks.
THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
A&R in overdrive.
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