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NEAR TRUTHS: THE KYNCL-LOUSADA DANCE HAS BEGUN
This oughta be interesting... (9/30a)
GRAMMY CHEW:
RAP EDITION
Michael and Kyle find a feast of hip-hop to chew on. (10/3a)
CHART FINAL: VERANO INVADES FALL
Like a broken record... which it is, figuratively speaking. (9/30a)
HITS LIST: COUNTDOWN
TO ECSTASY
We enter the month that was once known as Rocktober. (10/3a)
HIS OWN ARCHITECT:
THE STEVE LACY BUZZ
It was a surprisingly easy "Habit" to break. (10/3a)
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.
THE B-SIDE
Benson Boone (Night Street/Warner)
8/4/22

WHAT IT IS: Boone has come a long way since first being discovered by Imagine DragonsDan Reynolds. He made his major-label debut last year with the now-gold “GHOST TOWN” and recently returned with the heartfelt single “In the Stars,” igniting a TikTok trend that’s amassed over a billion views. With his unflinchingly honest lyrics, soaring vocals and emotive delivery, Boone is carving his own lane in the pop realm, and his debut EP, Walk Me Home…, continues to raise his profile. This collection of heartfelt songs is at once moving and addictively re-playable.
ALBUM: Walk Me Home…
RELEASE DATE: 7/29
SINGLE: “Better Alone” 
TV: James Corden, Seth Meyers, Ellen, Kelly Clarkson
LIVE: Recently sold out shows at L.A.’s Moroccan Lounge, N.Y.’s Mercury Lounge and London’s Colours; performed VGlista 2022 in Norway (50K+ attendees) 
INTERNET: 1b+ TikTok views across 475k video creates; 500m global streams; 11.4m+ monthly Spotify listeners 
RADIO: “GHOST TOWN” entered Top 25 at Top 40 and #11 at Hot AC
PRESS: Genius, People (“Summer Emerging Artist”), Consequence, Sweety High, Boys by Girls, American Songwriter, more
BOOKING: Corrie Martin & Sara Bollwinkel/Wasserman
PUBLISHING: Coulter Reynolds/Saint Sounds & Jon Chen/Warner Chappell
MANAGEMENT: Jeff Burns/Reynolds Management

Feid (Universal Music Latino)
8/4/22

WHAT IT IS: Paper named multidisciplinary artist Feid “Literally the voice of Colombia,” while MiTu and Remezcla included his last album, Inter Shibuya – La Mafia, in their best of 2021 lists. This rising star in Latin music launched his own festival, FERXXO NITRO JAM in his hometown of Medellin, where he made history as the first Colombian act to sell out three consecutive dates at the legendary La Macarena. His latest release, “Normal,” received more than 35m global streams during its first week, debuting at #27 on Spotify’s Global Top 50 chart, as Feid becomes one of the fastest-growing acts in the world.
ALBUM: Inter Shibuya – La Mafia
RELEASE DATE: August 2021
SINGLE: “Normal”
TV: Univision’s Premios Juventud, Telemundo’s Premios Tu Musica Urbano
LIVE: Currently on tour across Spain, Italy, France, Belgium and the U.K.; sold out Mexico City’s Auditorio Nacional in two hours; three-day fest in Colombia
INTERNET: 20.5m+ monthly listeners on Spotify; has quickly become one of TikTok’s rising Latin acts.
PRESS: NPR Tiny Desk, Variety, Rolling Stone, Complex, Latina, Remezcla, MiTu
BOOKING: Everything Is Gonna be Alright
PUBLISHING: UMPG
MANAGEMENT: Everything Is Gonna be Alright

Armani White (Def Jam)
8/4/22

WHAT IT IS: Charismatic West Philly rapper Armani White’s electric single “BILLIE EILISH.” exploded this summer to the tune of 30m+ global streams and over 38b TikTok views. A high-energy homage to the eponymous pop singer’s renowned fashion sense, the track is set to a clever sample of N.O.R.E. and The Neptunes’ classic “Nothin’,” while its accompanying visual also nods to Eilish’s past videos, including “Bad Guy,” “When the Party’s Over” and “Lost Cause.” Having hit #1 on SoundCloud U.S. and #2 Global, the track has already earned cosigns from the likes of Tom Brady, who posted it on Instagram, and continues to push White to new heights.
ALBUM: TBA
SINGLE: “BILLIE EILISH.” 
LIVE: Performing Rolling Loud New York (9/23)
INTERNET: 2.4m+ monthly Spotify listeners; 30+m global streams, 4m+ YouTube views, 38b+ TikTok impressions, #1 SoundCloud U.S.
RADIO: Airplay developing at Mixshow, spinning on 55+ stations 
PRESS: Genius, XXL, Complex, Boardroom, more
BOOKING: WME
MANAGEMENT: Clay Barmore & Deon Douglas/11am Mgmt.