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HITS LIST’S TOP GUNS
OF AUGUST
Who's flying high right now? Take a look. (8/5a)
FLYING COACH
The Barnett clan will be on hand when Grandpa Dick Vermeil gets his Hall of Fame jacket. (8/5a)
MO OSTIN: THE 2017 INTERVIEW, PART ONE
Available online for the first time (8/3a)
RENAISSANCE WOMAN: BEYONCÉ
A captivating return (8/2a)
MO OSTIN,
1927-2022
The archetypal label head (8/2a)
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.
THE B-SIDE
Little Simz (Age 101/AWAL)
11/11/21

WHAT IT IS: Little Simz’s critically acclaimed fourth album, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, vividly displayed the striking depth of this inventive young artist. The 19-song set, which gave Simz her biggest opening week in the U.S., is her most ambitious record yet. Following her Ivor Novello and NME Awards victories in 2020, Simz won Best International Flow at the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards and Artist of the Year at the Artist and Manager Awards. 
ALBUM: Sometimes I Might Be Introvert 
RELEASE DATE: 9/3 
SINGLE: “Woman” and “I Love You, I Hate You” 
TV: Fallon; upcoming performances on Kimmel and Corden 
LIVE: 10-city U.S. headline tour in May 2022, five dates already sold out
INTERNET: 3.6m+ monthly Spotify listeners; 670k+ usages on TikTok for “Venom,” 60m views, 15m likes; NPR Tiny Desk Concert 
RADIO: Peaked #1 on the Top New Artist Album chart & NACC’s Top Hip Hop chart; #9 on NACC Top 200; Spinitron Top 50 (#3), more; “Woman” and “I Love You, I Hate You” named The Current’s Song of the Day; All Things Considered interview; KCRW’s Today’s Top Tune for “Woman”; live performance from home on KEXP 
PRESS: N.Y. Times, NPR, FADER, Rolling Stone, S.F. Chronicle, AV Club, Pitchfork, The Independent, Stereogum, more
BOOKING: Kyle Kernohan/ICM Partners
PUBLISHING: UMPG
MANAGEMENT: ​​Robert Swerdlow/Starwood Management