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ROCK HALL NOMS:
SWEET LITTLE 16
Todd's on the ballot. (10/15a)
TRAVIS' "ROOM" EARNS SECOND-BIGGEST BOW OF THE YEAR
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Hits galore (10/16a)
TOP 20: ANOTHER FIGHT FOR #1?
Unexpected drama (10/16a)
GRAMMY CHEW:
BEST NEW ARTIST
An uber-competitive category (10/16a)
RIHANNA PREPARES TO RULE THE ROOST
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WHAT'S NEXT FOR R&B?
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THE K-POP LANDSCAPE
농담은 한국어에서 더 잘 작동합니다.
THE NEW GRAMMY POWER
Change is nigh.
THE B-SIDE
Queen Naija (Capitol)
10/9/18

WHAT IT IS: The 22-year-old from Detroit has transformed into one of 2018’s biggest breakout R&B stars. Queen began singing in church at age three and writing her own songs in third grade. “At first I mostly wrote love songs about boys,” she recalls. “I was really boy-crazy – but after a while, I started writing from my own life. I wrote about not having money and struggling through that, and about growing up without a dad.” Her focus shifted when she and her former husband found fame online with their popular YouTube channel. And when their marriage fell apart last year, Queen returned to her lifelong passion and self-released “Medicine”—a song detailing her side of the story. The New York Times proclaimed “Medicine” as “one of this year’s defining R&B songs.” She’s been named an Artist on the Rise and Artist on the Verge by YouTube and iHeartRadio, respectively. She also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart. 
ALBUM: 
Queen Naija 
RELEASE DATE: 
7/27 
SINGLE:
 “Medicine” 
LIVE: 
The Birth of Queen Naija Tour 
INTERNET:
 
30m+ Spotify single streams; 191m total U.S. streams of “Medicine”; approaching 20m Pandora spins; 60m+ official video views, 3.3m YouTube subscribers; 4.7m Instagram followers 
RADIO:
 Impacted Urban 5/14, now Top 10 Urban, 210m audience to date, 85+ adds; impacted Rhythm 7/31, now Top 20 Rhythm, 65m+ audience to date, 60+ adds 
PRESS:
 New York TimesElleFaderEssenceVultureMTVBillboardNoiseyVibe, more 
BOOKING:
 Caroline Yim/CAA 
MANAGEMENT:
 Lee Villegas/Spicy Management