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6/21/24
Taylor Swift extends her two-month residency at #1 on the HITS Top 50 to a ninth week with TTPD as Billie Eilish holds firm at #2. Don Toliver, $uicideboy$ and Luke Combs lead the week's debuts.
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6/21/24
Summer has wasted no time kicking in, but while most of us are sweltering, Justin, Imran and Chappell bask in Island breezes, while Luke, Peso and Gracie welcome the heat on their brand-new albums. Eminem, Kendrick and Zach are, of course, preternaturally chill. Stay cool with a blast of HITS List.
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6/21/24
Sabrina Carpenter has become the youngest female artist in U.K. Official Chart history to hold the #1 and #2 spots on the singles chart in the same week, thanks to the Island hits “Please Please Please” and “Espresso."
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6/21/24
Kendrick Lamar’s "Juneteenth Pop Out Show" Wednesday at the Forum was about bringing rival L.A. gangs together in peace and unity, honoring fallen loved ones and... sharing hatred of Drake.
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Keznamdi, "Identity Crisis"
The Jamaican artist, known to whip a crowd into a froth with his mix of dancehall, reggae and hip-hop, breaks it down here for a sober assessment of our troubled times. The intimate "Identity Crisis" stares into the heart of our screen-obsessed era and delivers some hard truths... and a soulful resolution. The song is the lead single from his new album, due early next year via ONErpm.
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6/21/24
I.B. on a royal catalog deal, a very hot Island and more action in and around Nashville, including some intense bidding contests.
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6/21/24
Island’s exploding Sabrina Carpenter opens at #1 on the HITS Song Revenue Chart as “Please Please Please” rings up $212k, propelled by 45m first-week streams. Koe Wetzel’s “High Road” (Columbia) and Gracie Abrams’ “Close to You” (Interscope) also make their Top 50 debuts.
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6/21/24
In anticipation of Zach Bryan's new album, The Great American Bar Scene, select cuts from the Warner hitmaker's latest will be played at 23 watering holes across the country.
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EXODO ALBUM RESIZED
6/21/24
Double P's double album, ÉXODO, is here. Peso Pluma's sophomore set, comprising two discs (música Mexicana and urbano) and packed with star-studded features, hit #1 at Apple Music early Friday morning.
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6/20/24
TikTok has expanded its Taylor Swift hub with the #TSTheErasTour, the platform’s first and longest-running interactive in-app artist experience.
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6/20/24
Technical issues, boycotts, lightning and thunderstorms dampened and nearly washed out a few high-profile events last weekend, including the U.K.’s top hard-rock gathering, the Download Festival, and Chicago’s Travis Scott-led youth-powered hip-hop gathering, Summer Smash.
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6/21/24
Double P/Prajin Parlay’s Peso Pluma stars on the cover of Spotify’s New Music Friday behind the release of ÉXODO; “PUT EM IN THE FRIDGE” f/Cardi B is #2 on the list. Also, new cuts by Gracie Abrams & Taylor Swift, Post Malone & Blake Shelton...
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Bravadologo
6/20/24
Universal Music Group's merchandise and brand-management company, Bravado, has restructured its leadership with a series of promotions and new hires under the stewardship of Matt Young and Bill Ashton.
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6/20/24
Argentine sensation Trueno, who signed with Sony Latin in March, is gaining traction worldwide with "Real Gangsta Love," from his latest album, EL ÚLTIMO BAILE. The cut reached the Top 10 on Spotify's global chart on 6/18.
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6/20/24
Artist-songwriter Tanner Adell, who made waves as a contributor to Beyoncé’s COWBOY CARTER, has inked with multitasking music company Love Renaissance.
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6/20/24
As part of our BMM special, HITS contributor Zach Rabiroff spoke to Stax Records legend William Bell, a huge influence on generations of soulful singers and songwriters.
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Kendrick
6/19/24
Kendrick Lamar is back in action today with his first non-festival headlining gig since late 2022, while the Eagles are expanding their nest at Sphere in Las Vegas.
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Dungeon Family
6/19/24
Through interviews with the late Rico Wade, fellow Organized Noize member Sleepy Brown, CeeLo Green, Killer Mike and more, we explore the myriad ways in which the Dungeon Family impacted Southern hip-hop.
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6/19/24
SXSW has announced several senior hires ahead of its June 2025 debut in London. Adem Holness has been named Head of Music following a tenure as Head of Contemporary Music at the Southbank Centre in London.
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6/19/24
A 2022 single called "Nun 2 Me" from Baltimore rapper OTR CHZ is Shazam's Biggest Mover this week.
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6/19/24
This brief essay serves as the introduction to our Black Music Month special issue, in which we reflect on the city of Atlanta's extraordinary legacy of creativity and community.
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