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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!
RUMOR MILL
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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Featured Video
CNCO, "Tan Enamorados"
The Latin-American lads came up with a pretty cool concept for the visuals surrounding their forthcoming covers set Déjà Vu (Sony Music Latin), due 2/5: the songs are Spanish-language chart monsters of the last few decades, this one being Ricardo Montaner's 1988 behemoth, while the vids pay tribute to U.S. pop touchstones (in this case NKOTB's "The Right Stuff"). The trailers, like this one, tie the larger visual narrative together. Talk about creativity during quarantine.
[email protected]_twt’s “Dynamite” explodes: #1 in over 100 countries, fastest to 50M views & more #BTS_Dynamite… https://t.co/854M9Ff3AZ
#VMAs: It’s rumored that multiple performers might be pulled from the event due to safety precautions… https://t.co/UKuMxVtw8u
SELPINK IN YOUR AREA! @BLACKPINK teams up with @selenagomez for new single #IceCream, out next Friday https://t.co/ZhW9PupE54
[email protected]_twt’s #BTS_Dynamite hits #1 on iTunes, tops 20 million views on YouTube https://t.co/7okrA4mOJW https://t.co/8eo2ZeMnsS
[email protected]_twt’s new single #BTS_Dynamite is out now! https://t.co/Tr1xH5DRDx
Only 75 days left until November 3rd! The time is NOW to be sure that you’re registered to vote. Check your registr… https://t.co/Xtr3ZG0wST
[email protected]'s #folklore now has the edge in this week's sales race https://t.co/urSh2gskun https://t.co/kZuym0edYd
“Laugh Now Cry Later” by @Drake and @lildurk is the most added track at Rhythmic radio this week… https://t.co/rjNzG2v3g2
#MidnightSky by @MileyCyrus is the most added track at Pop radio this week https://t.co/Lf2ctmfR3s https://t.co/eDynQVACcD
[email protected] and @ArianaGrande have joined this year’s #VMAs lineup https://t.co/yJDCEzFXNz https://t.co/iDSiOd7C5k