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HITS LIST, YUP
IMAX version available (8/12a)
SURPRISE MEGAN DROP—"LET'S RUN THIS LAST ONE UP"
That's that, all of a sudden. (8/12a)
NEW & DEVELOPING
ARTISTS: Q3 EDITION
The stars of tomorrow—and one star of the moment (8/12a)
TOP 20: THE RACE
FOR #1 IS ON
It's neck and neck at the turn. (8/10a)
WE'RE SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, BUT WE JUST HAD TO TELL YOU
Oh, no, not again. (8/12a)
RISE OF THE INDIES
How they're reshuffling the biz deck.
THE LATIN-MUSIC MARKETPLACE
Thoughts on a changing landscape.
KETCHUP
It's everywhere.
THE NEXT HUGE CATALOG STORY
Another stunning return.
RUMOR MILL
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8/12/22

Nicki Minaj's Queen Radio made its regal return on 8/11 via Amp, Amazon's live radio app. During the show, which became the #1 trending Twitter topic minutes after its premiere, Minaj welcomed special guests Drake and Lil Wayne for an impromptu Young Money reunion.


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8/12/22

FN Meka has become the first AR rapper to sign with a major label: Capitol. With more than 1b views and 10m TikTok followers, the "artist" is the #1 virtual being on the platform thanks to the success of singles "Moonwalkin," "Speed Demon" and "Internet."


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8/12/22

Latin-music programmers at DSPs agree: You can't discuss the genre's expansion without mentioning Música Mexicana. From the U.S. to Japan, fans are streaming corridos and sierreños...


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8/12/22

Def Jam newbies Armani White, SwaVay and 26ARalong with 4TH & BROADWAY breakout rappers Young Devyn and Lil Migo—have teamed up with Hot 97 for the Who’s Next showcase.


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8/12/22

The class of Q3 2022 includes such beguiling artists as Steve Lacy, Stephen Sanchez, Doechii, Bailey Zimmerman, Benson Boone, Jagwar Twin and Yung Gravy, among other buzzing newcomers...


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8/12/22

Rod Wave’s fourth studio album, Beautiful Mind (Alamo), soars straight to the top of Apple Music’s albums chart, while “Alone” leads the way at songs this Flipover Friday.


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8/12/22

All 16 tracks from Beyoncé’s RENAISSANCE make our Top 50 Song Revenue Chart, ringing up $971k, while Bad Bunny’s eight entries earn $429k. Steve Lacy’s “Bad Habit” holds serve at #1, up 5% to $104k. The highest non-Beyoncé debut, “Never Sleep” from Nav & Lil Baby f/Travis Scott, opens at #31 with $49k.

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8/12/22

Heading into Elvis Week, RCA/ Legacy Recordings has assembled a six-CD collection of live and studio material from Elvis Presley’s 1972 national tour, to be released 12/2. A rehearsal of "Burning Love” is out today.


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8/11/22

Republic boss Monte Lipman welcomes members of the Congressional Black Caucus to the label’s freshly inaugurated NYC studio space as part of an event hosted by Republic Records Action Committee (R2AC), a label task force dedicated to civic engagement, social justice and bolstering music’s role in cultural change. The confab was particularly focused on mobilizing voter participation in the forthcoming midterm elections. Later, there was a similarly illuminating tour of Post Malone's facial tattoos. Fun fact: Nobody pictured here has ever had to invoke the Fifth Amendment.


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8/11/22

The Eagles have extended their Hotel California Tour "due to overwhelming demand."


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Featured Video
Reneé Rapp, "Tattoos"
The Interscope singer/songwriter, who made a splash as the co-star of HBO Max's The Sex Lives of College Girls, delivers a starkly emotional performance on this cut and its intimate clip. "She is a force of nature, incredibly talented, driven and is truly a star," label boss John Janick says of the Adam Mersel-managed Rapp. Expect to see a lot more of this North Carolina native in the coming months.
Parkwood/Columbia's @Beyonce scores her first #1 on the HITS Top 50 since 2016 as #RENAISSANCE opens with 335k+—the… https://t.co/ANrPNByLhM
[email protected]'s #RENAISSANCE opens at #1 with a midweek projection of 325 (200k from pure album sales). #BadBunny is no… https://t.co/qLLnyVSdp3
#JHope will officially kick off the #BTS solo era with his debut album, Jack in the Box, due 7/15 (Big Hit/Geffen).… https://t.co/xfFvxsLaqm
Roe is gone. Time to fight. "So what can we do about this ultra-fucked situation?" https://t.co/UDr7GJes7Z https://t.co/03ywx3MAMq
[email protected]’s surprise album, Honestly, Nevermind (OVO/Republic), is headed for a #1 opening in the 210-230k range. The… https://t.co/e8Ga5a4rR4
Things are heating up for @bayschuck & Tom Corson's @warnerrecords. @sushitrash's (Joji) "Glimpse of Us" &… https://t.co/3P8bCVzGsx
According to published reports, K-pop superstars @bts_bighit are going on "official hiatus" to focus on solo work.… https://t.co/RGdIDV07dF
[email protected]_bighit will claim #1 on this week’s HITS Top 50. After one day of sales & streams, the 35-track anthology alb… https://t.co/FaeFVi1TJ3
[email protected]_Styles' #HarrysHouse (@ColumbiaRecords) and #BadBunny's #UnVeranoSinTi (Rimas) will surpass 1m in U.S. YTD… https://t.co/4l4ucZLhCz
[email protected]_Styles remains at #1 on the HITS Top 50 as #HarrysHouse (Columbia) posts 154k in its second week, while… https://t.co/Yd7m8JYQ6o