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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
AURORA (Glassnote)
8/5/21

WHAT IT IS: Combining frosty electronic textures and emotive vocals, AURORA, neé Aurora Aksnes, is a mystifying force in the dark-pop realm. The singer/songwriter from Bergen, Norway, has accumulated 2.5b+ streams, earned 1m+ global album sales and recently saw viral success on TikTok with the now-gold-certified single “Runaway” from her 2014 debut album, All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend. AURORA’s latest release, “Cure for Me,” an anthem for radical self-acceptance, has garnered 12m streams in just two weeks.
RELEASE DATE:
7/7
SINGLE:
“Cure for Me”
TV:
Conan, Stephen Colbert, Oscars
LIVE: Sold-out U.S. shows this November at Terminal 5 and The Mayan
INTERNET:
2.5b+ combined global streams; 1m+ global album sales; “Runaway” went viral on TikTok with 1.4b+ hashtag views; hit #1 on Global Spotify Viral chart, #4 on the Global Shazam charts; “Cure for Me” accumulated 12m streams in two weeks, 6m+ video views, 190k TikTok song uses, 1.6m view on hashtag; playlists: Today’s Top Hits, New Music Friday, Global Hits, Future Hits, Pop Rising, Today’s Hits, more
PRESS: NYT, Song Exploder, MTV, NME, Dork, CLASH,
Euphoria, more
BOOKING: Wasserman
PUBLISHING: Concord
MANAGEMENT:
Emily Kennedy, Geir Leudy & Helga Leudy/
LoyalT Management