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SURPRISE MEGAN DROP—"LET'S RUN THIS LAST ONE UP"
That's that, all of a sudden. (8/12a)
NEW & DEVELOPING
ARTISTS: Q3 EDITION
The stars of tomorrow—and one star of the moment (8/12a)
TOP 20: THE RACE
FOR #1 IS ON
It's neck and neck at the turn. (8/10a)
WE'RE SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, BUT WE JUST HAD TO TELL YOU
Oh, no, not again. (8/12a)
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.
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HITS LIST, YUP
IMAX version available (8/12a)
SURPRISE MEGAN DROP—"LET'S RUN THIS LAST ONE UP"
That's that, all of a sudden. (8/12a)
NEW & DEVELOPING
ARTISTS: Q3 EDITION
The stars of tomorrow—and one star of the moment (8/12a)
TOP 20: THE RACE
FOR #1 IS ON
It's neck and neck at the turn. (8/10a)
WE'RE SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, BUT WE JUST HAD TO TELL YOU
Oh, no, not again. (8/12a)
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.
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8/13/22

Mosco's Alamo stays hot with Rod Wave, who will easily open at #1 next week as Beautiful Mind trends toward 150m+ first-week streams. What's next for Megan Thee Stallion? Nicki Minaj's new single makes waves...


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8/12/22

This photo of a former U.S. President who was an expert in nuclear physics yet never felt compelled to steal top-secret papers related to nuclear weapons is brought to you by the forthcoming HITS 36th Anniversary Special, your annual reminder that (a) we suck and (b) we have boxes and boxes of documents to prove it. Shortly after this tableau was captured, Jimmy Carter told A&M visionaries Jerry Moss and Herb Alpert that during particularly intense cabinet meetings, Cyrus Vance would do a naughty dance to "Love Potion No. 9." Now, if you'll excuse us, we're going to slather ourselves in whipped cream and settle in for the weekend.


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NBA BUNNY
8/12/22

YoungBoy Never Broke Again edges out Bad Bunny for #1 on the HITS Top 50 with 114k units for his fourth studio album, The Last Slimeto (NBA/Atlantic). Rimas' Bunny logs another week above 100k units...


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8/12/22

Our latest saucerful of ascendant industry luminaries includes Megan Thee Stallion, NBA YoungBoy, Noah Assad, Maykol Sanchez, Rod Wave and a pair of Steves. Collect ’em all.

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8/12/22

Alamo’s Rod Wave shines on the cover of Spotify’s New Music Friday in concert with the release of Beautiful Mind. The album's “Yungen” f/Jack Harlow is third in the set. Also, new cuts from Nicki Minaj, Rex Orange County, PinkPantheress x Sam Gellaitry...


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KG GORMAN
8/12/22

"It’s been a weird, isolated summer—two work trips to NYC but otherwise sequestered at home, liking other people’s vacation posts," writes our own President Glauber (seen here with RCA promo player Gary Gorman). Read her latest missive from the Alternative trenches here.

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Taylor Dayne
8/12/22

This vintage photo of Taylor Dayne holding a copy of our print publication—unquestionably because a publicist told her to—is proffered as a reminder that we are now assembling our 36th Anniversary Special. The implications of this sobering news are many; chief among them is…


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MEGAN THEE STALLION TRAUMAZINE
8/12/22

Megan Thee Stallion surprised fans Thursday morning by announcing a new album, Traumazine. The Roc Nation-repped rapper also alluded to the LP's role in the resolution of her messy label situation.


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BEYONCE   Break My Soul
8/12/22

Beyoncé’s RENAISSANCE (Parkwood/Columbia) has claimed a second week at #1 on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart, while LF System remains on top at singles.


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8/12/22

Nicky Youre's "Sunroof" f/dazy slides up to #2 at Top 40, while Beyoncé's “BREAK MY SOUL” takes the top spot at Rhythm and Måneksin's “SUPERMODEL” secures a fourth week in the #1 position at Modern Rock...


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8/12/22

Nicki Minaj's Queen Radio made its regal return on 8/11 via Amp, Amazon's live radio app. During the show, which became the #1 trending Twitter topic minutes after its premiere, Minaj welcomed special guests Drake and Lil Wayne for an impromptu Young Money reunion.


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8/12/22

FN Meka has become the first AR rapper to sign with a major label: Capitol. With more than 1b views and 10m TikTok followers, the "artist" is the #1 virtual being on the platform thanks to the success of singles "Moonwalkin," "Speed Demon" and "Internet."


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8/12/22

Latin-music programmers at DSPs agree: You can't discuss the genre's expansion without mentioning Música Mexicana. From the U.S. to Japan, fans are streaming corridos and sierreños...


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8/12/22

Def Jam newbies Armani White, SwaVay and 26ARalong with 4TH & BROADWAY breakout rappers Young Devyn and Lil Migo—have teamed up with Hot 97 for the Who’s Next showcase.


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8/12/22

The class of Q3 2022 includes such beguiling artists as Steve Lacy, Stephen Sanchez, Doechii, Bailey Zimmerman, Benson Boone, Jagwar Twin and Yung Gravy, among other buzzing newcomers...


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waveMind
8/12/22

Rod Wave’s fourth studio album, Beautiful Mind (Alamo), soars straight to the top of Apple Music’s albums chart, while “Alone” leads the way at songs this Flipover Friday.


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8/12/22

All 16 tracks from Beyoncé’s RENAISSANCE make our Top 50 Song Revenue Chart, ringing up $971k, while Bad Bunny’s eight entries earn $429k. Steve Lacy’s “Bad Habit” holds serve at #1, up 5% to $104k. The highest non-Beyoncé debut, “Never Sleep” from Nav & Lil Baby f/Travis Scott, opens at #31 with $49k.

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8/12/22

Heading into Elvis Week, RCA/ Legacy Recordings has assembled a six-CD collection of live and studio material from Elvis Presley’s 1972 national tour, to be released 12/2. A rehearsal of "Burning Love” is out today.


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8/12/22

John Pires, EVP of global business development for Sony Music Publishing, is exiting the company after 27 years...


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8/11/22

Republic boss Monte Lipman welcomes members of the Congressional Black Caucus to the label’s freshly inaugurated NYC studio space as part of an event hosted by Republic Records Action Committee (R2AC), a label task force dedicated to civic engagement, social justice and bolstering music’s role in cultural change. The confab was particularly focused on mobilizing voter participation in the forthcoming midterm elections. Later, there was a similarly illuminating tour of Post Malone's facial tattoos. Fun fact: Nobody pictured here has ever had to invoke the Fifth Amendment.


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Nicky Youre, "Sunroof" (Acoustic)
OK, technically, the Thirty Knots/Columbia breakout's intimate live rendition in this clip (captured at Malibu's Harbor Studios) is semi-electric. But let's not get bogged down in the details; Nicky's new Sunroof (Remixes) EP, out now, features new takes on the summer smash featuring such guests as Thomas Rhett, Manuel Turizo, 24kGoldn, and Loud Luxury.
Parkwood/Columbia's @Beyonce scores her first #1 on the HITS Top 50 since 2016 as #RENAISSANCE opens with 335k+—the… https://t.co/ANrPNByLhM
[email protected]'s #RENAISSANCE opens at #1 with a midweek projection of 325 (200k from pure album sales). #BadBunny is no… https://t.co/qLLnyVSdp3
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[email protected]’s surprise album, Honestly, Nevermind (OVO/Republic), is headed for a #1 opening in the 210-230k range. The… https://t.co/e8Ga5a4rR4
Things are heating up for @bayschuck & Tom Corson's @warnerrecords. @sushitrash's (Joji) "Glimpse of Us" &… https://t.co/3P8bCVzGsx
According to published reports, K-pop superstars @bts_bighit are going on "official hiatus" to focus on solo work.… https://t.co/RGdIDV07dF
[email protected]_bighit will claim #1 on this week’s HITS Top 50. After one day of sales & streams, the 35-track anthology alb… https://t.co/FaeFVi1TJ3
[email protected]_Styles' #HarrysHouse (@ColumbiaRecords) and #BadBunny's #UnVeranoSinTi (Rimas) will surpass 1m in U.S. YTD… https://t.co/4l4ucZLhCz
[email protected]_Styles remains at #1 on the HITS Top 50 as #HarrysHouse (Columbia) posts 154k in its second week, while… https://t.co/Yd7m8JYQ6o