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drake
11/25/20

Drake posted his take on what some are now calling Grammygate late on Wednesday. We give it to you without comment.


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Steven Victor Pop Smoke
11/25/20

The Weeknd isn’t the only richly deserving artist snubbed or down-balloted by the Grammy brain trust. The backlash broadens and intensifies: In a Q&A posted on GQ.com, Steven Victor minced no words when asked about his reaction to the late Pop Smoke—whom he discovered and signed to his Victor Victor label—having received a lone nod...


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weeknd
11/25/20

We certainly disagree—strenuously—with many of Grammy's choices, but most of these are subject to debate. But The Weeknd?


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turkey
11/25/20

Our Editor in Chief on a few things to be thankful for, even in quarantine.


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cash
11/25/20

We’re taking a break from our weekly Top 50 Song Revenue Chart to give you a look at how things add up year to date. Fun fact: “Blinding Lights,” the record-setting, Grammy-ignored smash from The Weeknd, is the year’s second-biggest earner, with north of $4.5m in estimated revenue.

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Webp.net-gifmaker
11/25/20

For the cover of our U.K. special print issue, we offer a tweak of The Sex Pistols’ iconic “God Save the Queen” artwork for the COVID era. Our contents-page subject is Mike Caren, whose nonexclusive mega-deal with WMG secures free-agent status for him and marks the beginning of a new era for the biz trailblazer.


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BTS   BE
11/25/20

BTS will score its second #1 debut of 2020 with BE. Meanwhile, Christmas music starts making its move, as...


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tea
11/25/20

What a year! The U.K., like the rest of the world, has spent the past nine months navigating a global pandemic, with life as we know it turned upside down. Given the absence of in-person live music, attention has been drawn to new-release campaigns and innovative ways to reach fans.


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DEFJAM MUG
11/25/20

Universal Music U.K. has launched 0207 Def Jam, a new frontline label that will serve as the U.K. home of Def Jam Recordings. Alec and Alex Boateng have been named Co-Presidents.


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Grammy
11/25/20

The Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards on Tuesday morning, 11/24. Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch and Brittany Howard lead the nominations.


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AND THE NOMINEES ARE...
The inevitable and the unexpected commingle. (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!