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NO DEBATING THIS HITS LIST
Can't we all get along? (2/21a)
FLIPOVER FRIDAY: NEW ARRIVALS AT iTUNES AND APPLE MUSIC
Sorry, Donald, the South Korean invasion can't be stopped. (2/21a)
REBA RETURNS TO UMG NASHVILLE
She's back to where she once belonged. (2/21a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
THE FOREVER MARCH
The struggle continues. (2/21a)
PINGING: SURFACES
What's that buzz? (2/21a)
DON'T TALK TO THE PRESS
Also, don't leak the memo about not talking to the press to the press. Please.
GRAMMY VOTING
How the sausage is made.
BIEBER'S BIG BOW
Changes changes the conversation.
PRIMARIES
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NO DEBATING THIS HITS LIST
Can't we all get along? (2/21a)
FLIPOVER FRIDAY: NEW ARRIVALS AT iTUNES AND APPLE MUSIC
Sorry, Donald, the South Korean invasion can't be stopped. (2/21a)
REBA RETURNS TO UMG NASHVILLE
She's back to where she once belonged. (2/21a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
THE FOREVER MARCH
The struggle continues. (2/21a)
PINGING: SURFACES
What's that buzz? (2/21a)
DON'T TALK TO THE PRESS
Also, don't leak the memo about not talking to the press to the press. Please.
GRAMMY VOTING
How the sausage is made.
BIEBER'S BIG BOW
Changes changes the conversation.
PRIMARIES
So hard to decide...
RUMOR MILL
BTS as The Beatles
2/22/20

Based on very early reads, K-Pop phenoms BTS are on their way to a big #1 bow...


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Paul-Rosenberg
2/21/20

UMG confirms that Paul Rosenberg will exit as head of Def Jam to focus on management of Eminem and launching a new JV label with the group, while...


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JUSTIN BIEBER   CHANGES
2/21/20

Justin Bieber's Changes (RBMG/Def Jam) takes #1 on the HITS Top 50 with a healthy bow of 235k units, giving Bieber his 7th chart-topping album. Tame Impala earn the largest first-week total of their career, as The Slow Rush (Modular/Interscope) debuts at #3 with 97k. Monsta X (Epic) cracks the top 10...

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donkey kicking donkey
2/21/20

Of our latest batch of industry action figures, Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Tame Impala, Randy Goodman, Mike Chester and Steve-o Carless may be battling for streams and spins, but there’s ultimately more that unites them than sets them apart.

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BTSNMF
2/21/20

K-Pop heroes BTS grace the cover of Spotify's rebranded New Music Friday, behind the release of their new album, Map of the Soul: 7 (Big Hit/Columbia). Also, new cuts from Selena Gomez, The Weeknd, Lauv, Trippie Redd, Kenny Chesney, CHIKA, 5SOS, Grimes, Jimmie Allen f/Noah Cyrus...


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Mapofthesoul
2/21/20

There are 20 tracks on the new BTS album. Those songs fill up the Top 20 at iTunes songs while the album sits at #1 at iTunes this flipover Friday. Talk about domination.


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Webp.net-gifmaker (16)
2/21/20

Dua Lipa's "Don't Start Now" takes the top spot at Top 40, while DaBaby is still fighting for #1 at Rhythm with "Bop" and Billie Eilish gets everything she wants for two weeks in a row...


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ib.bhm
2/21/20

Thoughts on Black History Month and turbulent times.


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Billie Eilish No Time To Die Official Charts Number 1 Award
2/21/20

Billie Eilish has the biggest selling track in the U.K. this year and Justin Bieber claims his second #1 album.


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2/21/20

Columbia artist Arizona Zervas and rapper/singer Swae Lee have released a new remix of Zervas’ song “ROXANNE.”


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Spotify NewMusicFriday 04 (1) (1)
2/21/20

Spotify has rebranded one of its flagship global playlists and rolled out an updated experience and campaign for New Music Friday. Beyond the playlist, which has over 8m followers worldwide, the update includes a global visual rebrand, a social-marketing campaign and increased distribution within the platform...


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sadface
2/21/20

Things that angered us this week: The President dissing Parasite; the Astros’ weak apologies; the White House denial that the Russians are backing Trump; and the senseless murder of Pop Smoke. On the bright side, we have the HITS High 5…


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pinging-3 (002)
2/21/20

In our new semi-regular feature, we shine a light on tracks that are buzzing in all the right places and pinging the radar. Don't take our word for it—just check out the numbers...


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2/21/20

Global K-Pop sensations BTS caused a frenzy on 2/21 at MTV’s Fresh Out Live, as they packed the network’s Times Square studio with legions of fans to discuss their new album Map of the Soul: 7...


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Webp.net-gifmaker
2/21/20

As the Roddy Ricch train keeps a-rollin’, Future-Drake, Tones and I, Arizona Zervas and Eminem grow their respective piles of cash. What makes our latest Song Revenue Chart more than a rehash is the appearance of four new titles on the leaderboard, as...

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clyde
2/21/20

Clyde Stubblefield’s work with James Brown not only set the stage for funk in the 1960s, it became the backbone of hip-hop, beginning in the 1980s and continuing up to today. In a previously unpublished interview with the Funky Drummer himself, we explore his historic contributions to music.


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Webp.net-gifmaker (14)
2/21/20

In the first roundup of Noisemakers for 2020, we present a new batch of rising professionals from different parts of the biz whose dedication and effort make their superiors look good.


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Willie
2/21/20

Willie Nelson's 70th solo studio album, First Rose Of Spring, will be released 4/24, five days before the red-headed stranger turns 87.


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rebaumgnashville
2/21/20

Country superstar Reba McEntire and UMG Nashville announced a reunion on Thursday, as Reba will return to her original label home, where she spent the first 32 years of her storied career. Holding their Fanciest pose, UMGN Chairman Mike Dungan, Prez Cindy Mabe, Maverick's Clarence Spalding and the UMGN crew celebrated with McEntire...


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dave.crop
2/20/20

You know Dave, right? Because you should totally know BRITs Album of the Year winner Dave.


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Featured Video
Cam, "Till There's Nothing Left"
Feeling apocalyptic? Us too. Fortunately, RCA singer/songwriter Cam has a new offering that's tailor-made for our tempestuous times, along with a stormy, steamy visual filled with last-chance love. "Nothing Left" marks the return of one of the most powerful vocalists in the game, whose 2015 smash, "Burning House," remains the top-selling cut by a female solo country artist. Cam's new album is due this summer.
The Bowl Bounces: @shakira and @JLo rise at iTunes following #SuperBowl halftime https://t.co/mzsJyzL4dX https://t.co/N0noW3aWBt
Shakira and Jennifer Lopez during tonight’s #SuperBowl #HalftimeShow https://t.co/kuEpJy2vpd
.@KeshaRose headed for top 10 start with #HighRoad https://t.co/JxQPSo8Yjl https://t.co/lXp9hWT20m
.@justinbieber’s remix for #Yummy featuring @IAMSUMMERWALKER will be out tomorrow https://t.co/l3COuLBX7a
.@Louis_Tomlinson headed for top 10 start with #WALLS https://t.co/JxQPSo8Yjl https://t.co/bR6b1E3EBj
Lil Wayne headed for #1 debut with #Funeral https://t.co/JxQPSo8Yjl https://t.co/7BGncNfY6O
Happy 26th birthday to former #HitsMagazine cover star @Harry_Styles https://t.co/BY8uWgNpp1
.@DUALIPA gets #Physical https://t.co/YDUaYLjx2X https://t.co/BdQ7ATbg0G
.@taylorswift13’s "Only The Young” from #MissAmericana takes #1 at iTunes https://t.co/wZBwDXtdY2 https://t.co/Ilv2HwSuHV
#GRAMMYs Gold boosts @billieeilish back into the top 3 on our Top 50 albums chart https://t.co/SEpQqooq53 https://t.co/Y6keKzDjPW