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FALLING FOR HITS LIST
What people are talking about right now. (9/23a)
CHART FINAL: BLACKPINK TAKES IT
It's been a while since anybody outpointed Bad Bunny. (9/23a)
MEDIABASE TO REPLACE BDS ON LUMINATE
A toast to Philippe and Alissa (9/23a)
KYNCL TAKES THE REINS AT WARNER MUSIC GROUP
Who's ready for Kyncl culture? (9/19a)
MUSIC REVENUE HIT $7.7B IN H1 2022
RIAA drops some stats. (9/22a)
GRAMMY SEASON
New categories! New rules! New WTF!
THE BIG DEAL
It's the one you didn't see coming.
RAID AT MAR-A-LAGO
"Who took my passports?"
HITS' 36TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Allow us to apologize in advance.
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FALLING FOR HITS LIST
What people are talking about right now. (9/23a)
CHART FINAL: BLACKPINK TAKES IT
It's been a while since anybody outpointed Bad Bunny. (9/23a)
MEDIABASE TO REPLACE BDS ON LUMINATE
A toast to Philippe and Alissa (9/23a)
KYNCL TAKES THE REINS AT WARNER MUSIC GROUP
Who's ready for Kyncl culture? (9/19a)
MUSIC REVENUE HIT $7.7B IN H1 2022
RIAA drops some stats. (9/22a)
GRAMMY SEASON
New categories! New rules! New WTF!
THE BIG DEAL
It's the one you didn't see coming.
RAID AT MAR-A-LAGO
"Who took my passports?"
HITS' 36TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
Allow us to apologize in advance.
RUMOR MILL
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9/24/22

Sam Smith f/Kim Petras' "Unholy" (Capitol) is an undisputed smash. By Saturday, the track moved to #1 at Apple Music U.S.—a rare feat for a pop debut—after opening at #1 across Spotify and iTunes.


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9/24/22

Sir Elton John and hubby David Furnish were invited to the White House on 9/23 in celebration of the pop/rock icon's extraordinary work fighting AIDS. The storied troubadour performed a number of his biggest hits during the event and received the National Humanities Medal from President Joe Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden. The gathering, "A Night When Hope and History Rhyme," was…


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9/23/22

After a fierce chart battle, YG/ Interscope's BLACKPINK lands at #1 on this week's chart. With a total north of…

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9/23/22

The rumor mill has spilled over into the mainstream press as chatter that Taylor Swift would be performing at the next Super Bowl halftime...


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9/23/22

Autumn is here, which means the days will get progressively darker—and wetter, we fervently hope—for the rest of 2022. Robert Kyncl will be prepping for his new gig (and possibly searching for a vowel) during that stretch, while Lil Nas X goes gaming, Alissa Pollack gets an extra-’base hit and BLACKPINK and NCT-127 binge Extraordinary Attorney Woo on Kyncl’s former streaming platform.

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9/23/22

Robert Kyncl, YouTube’s former chief business officer, will succeed Steve Cooper as Warner Music Group CEO.


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9/23/22

Luminate and Mediabase are in bed together. They’ll consummate their union in December...


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9/23/22

The NFL announced Thursday that Apple Music will partner on the Super Bowl Halftime Show, its multiyear deal replacing Pepsi's decade-long sponsorship.


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9/23/22

In this sunny L.A. poolside tableau, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame VP and Chief Curator Nwaka Onwusa is flanked by Atlanta-based global-music mover Efe Ogbeni and HITS Editor in Chief Lenny Beer, who opted out of a dip since he didn't bring his water wings and noseplug. Nwaka's radiant charm and warmth are evident in this photo, as is Lenny's resemblance to a cardboard standee of himself.


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9/23/22

Republic owns the top spot at Top 40, Rhythm and Modern Rock this week with Post Malone's "I Like You (A Happier Song)" f/Doja Cat (Mercury/RCA), Nicki Minaj’s “Super Freaky Girl” and The Killers' “boy” (Island), respectively.


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9/23/22

Industry folk turned out in large numbers for the Black Music Action Coalition's 9/22 Music in Action Awards Gala in Beverly Hills. The well-dressed throng was there to see awards bestowed upon Lil Baby, Sony Publishing boss Jon Platt


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9/23/22

Country icon Shania Twain has a new label home. The five-time Grammy winner has inked to Republic Nashville as the label’s debut artist and dropped "Waking Up Dreaming," her first new music in five years.


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blackpink
9/23/22

Interscope’s BLACKPINK is the first K-pop girl group to hit #1 on the U.K. Official Albums Chart. Over on singles, David Guetta and Bebe Rexha rise to the top.


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9/23/22

Nicki Minaj’s “Super Freaky Girl” retakes #1 on our Song Revenue Chart behind a 19% uptick, pulling in $104k and pushing Steve Lacy’s “Bad Habit” to #2 for the second time. Kane Brown scores the week's top new entry as “Thank God” f/Katelyn Brown opens at #8 with $63k. D4VD’s “Romantic Homicide” leaps 28 spots to #14 with $53k.

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9/23/22

This year’s Mercury Prize ceremony will take place 10/18 following its cancellation after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Nominees include Wet Leg and Harry Styles.


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9/23/22

Two country albums bookend the iTunes Top 10 on the first Flipover Friday of fall: the fourth album from Black River’s Kelsea Ballerini and Maddie & Tae’s eight-song set for Mercury Nashville.


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9/23/22

Columbia’s Lil Nas X graces the cover of Spotify’s New Music Friday with the release of “STAR WALKIN’ (League of Legends Worlds Anthem),” which is featured in the #2 spot on the playlist. Also, new cuts from Sam Smith f/Kim Petras, Lewis Capaldi, Kelsea Ballerini...


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9/23/22

Live Nation has donated tickets to more than 500 fall concerts for the #iVoted Festival’s #iVoted Early sweepstakes to bolster turnout in the mid-term elections.


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9/23/22

AEG Presents is still having an afterparty following a slate of heavyweight shows demonstrating the might of its Global Touring and Talent division.


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9/23/22

What's the latest on the contest for Finesse2Tymes? The rapper, who signed to J. Prince Jr.'s Mob Ties imprint in partnership with Moneybagg Yo, is said to be...


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[email protected]’s “Happier Than Ever” wins Song of the Year at the 2022 #VMAs https://t.co/9yeC0biYjd
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[email protected] wins Best New Artist at the 2022 #VMAs https://t.co/vSISLWLlQ4
[email protected]'s "First Class" wins Song of Summer at the 2022 #VMAs https://t.co/Zjtnjngkfq
[email protected] wins Artist of the Year at the 2022 #VMAs #BadBunny https://t.co/lA6BMtm6Gy
[email protected] and @lilbaby4PF's "Do We Have a Problem" wins Best Hip-Hop at the 2022 #VMAs https://t.co/czKY5s22sD
[email protected]’s “Envolver” wins Best Latin at the 2022 #VMAs https://t.co/rwJFLa35y8