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youngboy sincerely album
9/25/21

YoungBoy Never Broke Again's Sincerely, Kentrell (NBA/Atlantic) will be the top debut and a contender for #1 next week as the heavily streamed star is on pace for his biggest opening yet...


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9/25/21

Watch Global Citizen Live, which includes 24 hours of performances by Elton John and Ed Sheeran from Paris; Coldplay and Billie Eilish in New York’s Central Park; Stevie Wonder and Adam Lambert at L.A.’s Greek Theatre...


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DRAKE LIL NAS
9/24/21

Drake scores a third week at #1 on the HITS Top 50 as Certified Lover Boy (OVO/Republic) posts 169k this week, increasing its total activity to 1m+. Lil Nas X's debut album, MONTERO (Columbia), is the top entry, with 129k at #2, followed by SM/Virgin's NCT 127 at #3.

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9/24/21

The two biggest albums of the year so far are separated by less than 380k.


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Harvest moon Paul Myers IG
9/24/21

As autumn arrives, investors and the entire music biz are over the moon about UMG’s astronomical market cap. But industry eyes are also gazing at Bunny-hopping Steve Carless, royalty-adjacent Will Tanous, Bowl-bound Michael Martin, the ubiquitous Walker Hayes and the irrepressible Lil Nas X, each of whom has shown he's got the right stuff.

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steve
9/24/21

We were heartbroken to learn of the death of Steve Strange, a co-founder of X-ray Touring, brilliant agent and beloved member of the music community, who died on the morning of 9/24.


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Steve-O
9/24/21

Steve Carless has joined Warner Records in the newly created post of President, A&R. The hotly pursued exec/manager will start his new job on 12/1 and report to Co-Chairman/CEO Aaron Bay-Schuck.


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9/24/21

The Weeknd and Motown Chairman/CEO Ethiopia Habtemariam were among the honorees at the Black Music Action Coalition's (BMAC) first Music In Action Awards gala. Others award recipients were H.E.R., Dina LaPolt, Shawn Gee, Tuma Basa, Ben Crump...


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drake ig
9/24/21

Drake has denied Lil Nas X a U.K. Official Albums #1 as Certified Lover Boy (Island) moves back to the top. Ed Sheeran’s “Shivers” (Atlantic) scores a second week at the singles summit.


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9/24/21

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber's "Stay" remains at #1 for a fourth week at Top 40, while WizKid's “Essence” f/Tems tops the Rhythm chart and Imagine Dragons' Wrecked” will take the top spot at Modern Rock next week...


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SHINE ON, HARVEST HITS LIST
An equinox to remember (9/24a)
CARLESS TO DRIVE WARNER A&R
Steve-O takes the wheel. (9/24a)
GRAMMY CHEW: AOTY WILD CARDS
Going deep like Tom Brady (9/24a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
THE LUCIAN DECADE
A history lesson from I.B. Bad (9/23a)
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.