HITS Daily Double
14th CONSECUTIVE WEEK: Republic begins to annoy the competition again as Stray Kids head for #1 after Morgan, Tay. Monte doesn’t mind if you call it Murderer’s Row.
JOHN JANICK: In wake of Karol G, Afterlife deals and with Olivia, new J-Hope coming, IGA chief is in a great mood, overall, as he leads in overall marketshare. Will he make it a threepeat? It’s mighty warm in Santa Monica.
JEREMY ERLICH: Spotify global music chief is DSPs’ undisputed King of Latin as Spanish-language hits find Ek-stra huge numbers and rule charts on the platform. Jeremy thinks it all sounds just as good in French.
RCA: Action on multiple fronts—SZA, Latto, Miguel, Foos and Young Nudy, to name a few—giving label a big Edge right now. Extra treats for Nipper.
THE WEEKND: Idol co-star/producer and Republic superstar has hardly been idle, as he drops new music each week to Max-imize a steamy streaming year.
JELLY ROLL: Broken Bow breakout bridges country and rock, scores Top 5 bow as his Chapel draws a big congregation. Loba hopes this Roll never ends.
iHEART FEST: Foos, Clarkson, Fall Out Boy, Kane Brown to headline fall Vegas confab, with Hulu as streaming partner. Poleman’s feeling lucky.
FIREBIRD: Nat Zilkha’s rap launches well-financed roll-up of management companies, indie labels, more into new-gen music company. How high will it fly?
RON BURKLE: Supermarket guy goes shopping for rock stars in wake of AGI-APA agency merger. Burkle up—it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.
PRIDE / BLACK MUSIC MONTH: June celebrations come amid vast new political challenges. If you believe in equality, it’s time to fight.