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SPIRIT OF SYLVIA (UPDATE)
Saluting a legend (10/11a)
STREAMING SONGS CHART: CLIMBERS
Shock of the new (10/11a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: CAPTAIN KIRK
Da teen vs. DaBaby (10/11a)
A LATE-BREAKING
CHART BATTLE?
Unexpected drama (10/11a)
GRAMMY CHEW:
BEST NEW ARTIST
An uber-competitive category (10/11a)
RIHANNA PREPARES TO RULE THE ROOST
What shoes go with dancehall?
WHAT'S NEXT FOR R&B?
How certain projects connect at streaming.
THE K-POP LANDSCAPE
농담은 한국어에서 더 잘 작동합니다.
THE NEW GRAMMY POWER
Change is nigh.
THE B-SIDE
DDG (Epic)
2/22/19

WHAT IT IS: The 21-year-old rapper’s transition to music began in October 2017, when he linked up with Famous Dex through his song, “Lettuce.” After receiving several label calls, he followed up with “Givenchy,” which now has more than 20m views on YouTube and is nearing 10m Spotify streams. The up-and-comer’s debut EP, Take Me Serious, dropped last March 2018, amassing 21m+ Spotify streams and counting. In April 2018, DDG showed fans his musical versatility, releasing the R&B song “Arguments,” which already has 21m+ plays on YouTube and 6m streams on Spotify. His latest song, “Run It Up,” features YBN Nahmir, G-Herbo and Blac Youngsta.
 SINGLE: “Run It Up” f/YBN Nahmir, G-Herbo & Black Youngsta
 LIVE: U.S. tour starting 3/21
 INTERNET: 1.8m Instagram followers, 209k Twitter followers; 682k YouTube followers, 4m “Run It Up” views in less than two weeks, 26m “Arguments” views; 700k monthly Spotify listeners; 100k SoundCloud followers
 PRESS: Lots of Complex love
 PUBLISHING: Sony/ATV
 MANAGEMENT: MPM Partners