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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
Salem Ilese (10K Projects/Homemade Projects)
4/15/21

WHAT IT IS: While her massive 2020 viral hit, “Mad at Disney,” may have introduced millions to the young pop star in the making, Salem Ilese has been steadily honing her craft and developing her sound since she was a child. The 21-year-old has become an expert at crafting unforgettable hooks and catchy, conceptual lyrics, which is apparent across her budding discography, including “(L)only Child,” the first single off her forthcoming debut EP, a coming-of-age anthem full of personality that further highlights Ilese’s lyrical prowess. The pop phenom is currently riding the success of “Fake a Smile,” her latest feature with electronic producer Alan Walker, which has accumulated 50m overall streams to date.
ALBUM: (L)only Child (EP)
RELEASE DATE: 5/21
SINGLE: “(L)only Child” 
INTERNET: 7.5m+ monthly Spotify listeners; 170m+ Spotify streams on “Mad at Disney” RTD, featured on Today’s Top Hits for 15+ weeks, cover for Pop Rising playlist; 285k Instagram followers; 90.5m+ combined YouTube video views, 393k subscribers, 20m views on “Mad at Disney”; 2.4m+ TikTok followers, 3m TikToks made with audio 
PRESS: Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Marie Claire, Wonderland, MTV Asia, Notion, tmrw, Euphoria, Tiger Beat, Idolator, more
BOOKING: Jbeau Lewis & Jeffery Hasson/UTA
PUBLISHING: Self-published 
MANAGEMENT: Jeremy Maciak