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NO DEBATING THIS HITS LIST
Can't we all get along? (2/21a)
FLIPOVER FRIDAY: NEW ARRIVALS AT iTUNES AND APPLE MUSIC
Sorry, Donald, the South Korean invasion can't be stopped. (2/21a)
REBA RETURNS TO UMG NASHVILLE
She's back to where she once belonged. (2/21a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
THE FOREVER MARCH
The struggle continues. (2/21a)
PINGING: SURFACES
What's that buzz? (2/21a)
DON'T TALK TO THE PRESS
Also, don't leak the memo about not talking to the press to the press. Please.
GRAMMY VOTING
How the sausage is made.
BIEBER'S BIG BOW
Changes changes the conversation.
PRIMARIES
So hard to decide...
Pub Crawling
SZA SIGNS UP WITH UMPG
5/5/17

Jody Gerson's UMPG has inked singer/songwriter SZA, out of L.A.'s Top Dawg Entertainment camp (which of course brought us Kendrick Lamar).

After a label bidding war for SZA (pronounced "sizz-UH"), TDE chief Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith inked a JV record deal for her with Peter Edge and Tom Corson at RCA; her forthcoming full-length is titled CTRL.

Born Solána Rowe, the eclectic artist incorporates soul, pop, hip-hop, rock, "chillwave" and jazz into her songs; she's released a trio of EPs and assorted tracks, including collaborations with Chance the Rapper, Travis Scott (the lush new "Love Galore" video is here) and Lamar. 

"I believe in supporting artists who can be a force for change," says Gerson. "SZA is more than a superb songwriter and artist—she’s a powerful female voice, and I truly believe she has the capacity to change the world. Voices that not only command attention but actually influence the culture are crucial, especially now. I’m proud to play a role in bringing SZA’s vision to the widest possible audience.”