HITS Daily Double

Epic: MJ, Kongos

X’s & O’s: Look for an announcement Monday morning revealing the worldwide release of Michael Jackson's Xscape on Epic, and detailing an ex-U.S. worldwide sync/branding deal. L.A. Reid and John McClain have been hard at work on this album for months. Stay tuned for details. Epic, under the auspices of Chairman Reid and recently named President Sylvia Rhone, have this week's #1 single at Alternative with the supercharged KONGOS hit "Come With Me Now," which is also breaking quickly at Triple A and Active Rock ahead of a forthcoming Pop crossover plan. (3/30p)