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4/18/21

Who took home the big trophies from Sunday night’s 56th Annual ACM Awards? Maren Morris, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Gabby Barrett, Carly Pearce, Brice Lee, Chris Stapleton, Jimmie Allen and many more.


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4/17/21

UMG’s historic #1 streak is set to end after 19 weeks, broken by Young Thug & Gunna's Slime Language II compilation. Lava/Republic’s Greta Van Fleet and EMI Nashville’s Eric Church should debut in the Top 10 on next week’s HITS Top 50.


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4/16/21

Fearless (Taylor's Version) by Republic's Taylor Swift takes the #1 spot on this week's HITS Top 50 chart—and the biggest chart bow of 2021—with 300k+. Def Jam's The Best of DMX captures the #2 spot as mourning fans flock to the departed rapper's biggest songs.

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4/16/21

"RAPSTAR" by Columbia's Polo G is now one of the year's Top 3 Streaming Song debuts. Labelmates Lil Nas X and Lil Tjay follow at #2 and #6. Doja Cat f/SZA's "Kiss Me More" enters at #4, while Taylor Swift...

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4/16/21

Hits List is open, but capacity is limited. Entrants must meet certain criteria, such as performing at an MVP level like Taylor Swift, going on a sustained roll like Columbia, draining treys like Eric Church or drawing up scoring plays like Wendy Goldstein, Gary Kelly, Ericka Coulter and Ola Ali. Cardboard stand-ins are no longer permitted.

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4/16/21

Kemosabe/RCA’s Doja Cat is an interesting case study in pop stardom.


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ND 2021 Q2
4/16/21

Previous New & Developing roundups have introduced you to then-unknowns like Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X, DaBaby, Maren Morris, Dua Lipa, Adele and Lil Baby. This time, we've got such breakout acts as Ritt Momney, CJ and SpotemGottem, as well as rising stars Mooski, JESSIA, Shy Carter and more.


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4/16/21

Taylor Swift has claimed a U.K. chart record from The Beatles, scoring the fastest-ever accumulation of three #1 albums. Over on singles, Lil Nas X has a third week at #1.


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4/16/21

Rising rapper/singer Morray has inked a deal with Interscope, in partnership with Moe Shalizi's Pick Six Records. Flanking the North Carolina breakout as they gameplan their two-point conversion: IGA's Baroline Diaz, Shalizi, IGA chief John Janick and EVP/Co-Head A&R Nicole Wyskoarko.


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Rhett
4/16/21

Reigning ACM co-Entertainer of the Year Thomas Rhett is hitting the road in the eastern U.S. this summer for his Center Point Road Tour, which starts in August.


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1 TRENDING TOPIC:
THE CAT’S PAJAMAS
Doja claws her way toward stardom. (4/16a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS: Q2 EDITION
Who's next? (4/16a)
STREAMING SONGS:
POLO'S SOLO
"RAPSTAR" is accurately titled. (4/16a)
HITS LIST: RULES
FOR ENTRY
It's exclusive, but you're invited to come on in. (4/16a)
U.K. CHARTS: SWIFT TOPS THE BEATLES
She's huge on both sides of the pond. (4/16a)
RHYTHM, BLUES AND THE FUTURE
The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
WHO'S NEXT?
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
WORLDWIDE GROOVE
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?