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GRAMMY CHEW: A BIG MIDDLE FINGER TO US ALL, FROM GRAMMY
It doesn't make sense. (11/25a)
TOP 100 WEEKLY MARKETSHARE:
THE TIGHTENING
Cue Archie Bell & the Drells. (11/24a)
STATE OF PLAY
IN THE U.K.
The first entry from our 2020 U.K. print special is now online. (11/25a)
AMAs TACKLED FOR LOSS BY SNF
Oof (11/24a)
MUSIC ORGS IMPLORE CONGRESS FOR HELP
The gang's all here. (11/24a)
RAINMAKERS 2020
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMY OUTLIERS
Mulling possible surprises.
ZOOM THANKSGIVING
We're virtually stuffing ourselves.
TRUMP'S LAWSUITS
He's lost 25 out of 26, and so tired of winning!
THE B-SIDE
Krept & Konan (Def Jam/Virgin EMI)
5/9/15

WHAT IT IS: The U.K. invasion looks set to take an even more unimaginable twist with this English hip-hop duo. In a previously unforeseen U.K. move, they’ve locked down U.S. urban acts Rick Ross, YG, Wiz Khalifa and Jeremih for their album, due in July, as a testament to their talent and global sales potential. Further guests on the album include Kanye’s man in London, Skepta, along with Emeli Sande and Ed Sheeran. The album already topped the iTunes U.K. chart when its pre-order became available.

ALBUM: The Long Way home

RELEASE DATE: 7/6

SINGLE: “Freak of the Week” f/Jeremih (video available in the U.K. here)

TV: Winners of MTV’s Brand New Artist of 2015 in the U.K., Best New Act voted by fans, Best International Act at

BET Awards, multiple wins at MOBO Awards; featured artists in BRIT Awards performance with Kanye West

LIVE: Toured the U.K. with Tinie Tempah last year; Nov. 2015 tour confirmed; Glastonbury, Wireless, Reading, Leeds festivals

INTERNET: 30m YouTube channel views, 10m+ Spotify streams in the last year; 300k Twitter followers

RADIO: Impacting U.K. 6/1; supported by BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, performed at 1Xtra Live with Rick Ross

PRESS: The Times, The Independent, Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Sun, Notion, Music Week On the Radar; Blues & Soul July cover, FHM eight-page shoot & interview, Bizarre; upcoming features from NME, MTV, Revolt, Complex

BOOKING: Live Nation

PUBLISHING: Sony/ATV

MANAGEMENT: Vash Khatiri & Riki Bleu