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GRAMMY PERFORMERS: WHO'S ON? WHAT'S UP?
The incremental rollout begins. (1/26a)
A TASTE OF RAINMAKERS:
JACK SUSSMAN
Nobody's got more experience in putting music on the tube. (1/25a)
RIHANNA, GAGA LEAD OSCAR SONG NOMS
David Byrne and Diane Warren have noms as well. (1/24a)
HIPGNOSIS NABS
BIEBER CATALOG
Merck's a belieber. (1/25a)
HITS' BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPECIAL: NOT EVERY WOMAN, BUT SEVERAL
Sisters doin' it for themselves (1/24a)
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
Saweetie (Warner Bros. Records)
2/27/18

WHAT IT IS: Born Diamonté Harper, Saweetie turned her love for words into vivid verses. She was discovered at a Downtown Los Angeles Puma event hosted by industry vet Max Gousse (Beyoncé, YG, Ty Dolla $ign). At Gousse’s studio, she recorded her 2017 viral smash, “ICY GRL,” which racked up 10m YouTube views in under three weeks, as well as 5m+ Spotify streams. She earned the early endorsements of Vibe, XXL, HipHopDX and MTV. Freshly signed to Warner Bros., Saweetie’s about to flip rap upside down with her forthcoming debut EP. As a new CAA signee, she’ll be touring nationally throughout 2018.
ALBUM: High Maintenance (EP)
RELEASE DATE: 3/16
SINGLE: “ICY GRL”
LIVE: Rolling Loud Festival 5/13
INTERNET: #1 on Music.ly song chart; 5.5m streams; peaked at #3 on Spotify’s U.S. Viral 50, #6 globally; 10.6m official video views, YouTube Artist on the Rise; Tidal Rising Artist of the Week; Fenty Get Ready with Us online commercial
RADIO: Urban radio impact date 2/20; also spinning at Rhythm
PRESS: HipHopDx, Billboard, Vibe, XXL (“Even though Saweetie’s career is just starting, it’s already off on the right foot”), Genius,
Pigeons & Planes (“She’s confident, a technically impressive rapper, and successfully explores new styles with each passing release”)
BOOKING: Mark Cheatum/CAA
PUBLISHING: Icy Grl Music Publishing, ASCAP
MANAGEMENT: Max Gousse/Artistry Worldwide