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OUR POST-GRAMMY CHEW TAKES LESS THAN FOUR HOURS TO READ
We'll let you get back to your day ASAP. (2/7a)
HITS LIST WINNERS
Here's who's lighting up the scoreboard before and after the Grammys. (2/3a)
GRAMMY-WEEK ALBUM: PICS TO CLICK
Including shots of several luminaries entrapped by a HITS nerd. (2/8a)
GRAMMY RATINGS SOAR
The emphasis on star power seems to have worked. (2/7a)
A TASTE OF RAINMAKERS:
JIM ROPPO
Building blocks of a singular career (2/8a)
HIP-HOP AT 50
The astonishing first half-century of a world-rocking genre.
THE NEXT BIG PLAYER
in the catalog game is...
INDIE BREAKOUTS
More independent music rises at the DSPs.
THE GOP CONGRESS
At last, America can focus 24/7 on Hunter Biden's laptop.
THE B-SIDE
Years & Years (Interscope)
5/8/15

WHAT IT IS: Formed in London, the electro-pop trio consists of bassist Mikey Goldsworthy, keyboard player Emre Turkmen and vocalist Olly Alexander. The band will release their highly anticipated debut full-length on June 22. Their new single, “King,” went to #1 on the U.K. singles chart, while its video has racked up more than 24m views on Vevo. They performed to sold-out crowds on their recent U.S. tour and won BBC’s prestigious Sound of 2015 Poll, an annual list that has accurately predicted chart-topping acts since 2003.

ALBUM: Communion

RELEASE DATE: Summer 2015

SINGLE: “King”

TV: Debut U.S. TV performance at MTV Woodies (live from SXSW); debut late-night TV performance on Seth Meyers, later performed on Carson Daly; more late-night TV TBA soon

LIVE: SXSW (showcases for Fader Fort, Hype Hotel, VH1/Palladia, UMG, MTV Woodies, more); March headline shows in L.A., N.Y., S.F., Boston and D.C.; Troubadour L.A. sold out in two minutes; fall headlining tour TBA soon

INTERNET: Shazam Artists to Watch for 2015; included in Spotify’s Emerge program this spring; six consecutive Hype Machine #1s; received Twitter praise from Katy Perry, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Tove Lo, Jessie Ware, more; 52m+ combined YouTube video views

RADIO: In rotation at Top 40 radio with adds in major markets including L.A., S.F., N.Y., more

PRESS: USA Today, N.Y. Times, SPIN, BuzzFeed, HuffPost, Idolator, The Wild, Nylon, more

BOOKING: Marty Diamond/ Paradigm

PUBLISHING: UMPG

MANAGEMENT: Martha Kinn/ Machine Mgmt.