HITS Daily Double
TAYLOR SWIFT: The DEPARTMENT store is open, and the numbers are boffo as Swifties consume new set at a record pace. Monte says it’s poetry in motion.
FUTURE & METRO: Hip-hop partners kill it with their Epic/Republic sequel set, scoring their second #1 bow of 2024, while its predecessor continues to perform. They’ve certainly earned your TRUST.
SONY MUSIC: The heat keeps rising as SME scores its fourth #1 week in a row, thanks to Bey and back-to-back Future-Metro monsters. They’re tall in the saddle.
BILLIE EILISH: Darkroom/Interscope star's “Lunch” preview helps set the table ahead of Hit Me Hard and Soft, and Zane Lowe interview is candid and illuminating. Is there a cooler star in the pop firmament?
IMRAN MAJID AND JUSTIN ESHAK: Island co-chiefs making waves post-Coachella with big-streaming cuts from Sabrina Carpenter and newcomer Chappell Roan. Whatever’s in their “Espresso,” we’ll have the same.
RON PERRY: Columbia boss kicks off philanthropic campaign as UJA Music Visionary, a choice that’s most definitely kosher. We’re wearing our hoodies in solidarity.
HIPGNOSIS: Catalog saga heats up as Concord tenders $1.4b bid for Merck-managed trove. But ultimately, it’s probably not their call.
MIKE CHESTER: Warner EVP on a big roll as he nails #1 and #2 at Pop radio with Benson and Teddy. His “Control” is simply “Beautiful.”
STEVE SCHNUR: EA music boss rocks the biz joystick once again with exclusive Warner Chappell pub deal. There’s just no higher scorer.
GWEN STEFANI: Pop diva is the hottest thing in the desert thanks to killer Coachella reunion show. There’s No Doubt she still really brings it.