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N O V E M B E R 2 , 2019 • B I L L B O A R D . C O M

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Capaldi onstage at O2
Shepherds Bush Empire in
Hot 100
London in 2018.
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Lewis Capaldi Hits No. 1


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SOMEONE YOU LOVED Lewis Capaldi


#1 SAL
With ‘Someone You Loved’ 1 1 WK TMS (L.CAPALDI, ROMANS,
B.KOHN, P.KELLEHER, T.BARNES)
VERTIGO/
CAPITOL
1 24

A
2
TRUTH HURTS 2 Lizzo
1 25
RICKY REED, TELE (E.B.FREDERIC, NICE LIFE/
M.JEFFERSON, S.CHEUNG, JESSE SAINT JOHN) ATLANTIC
FTER TOPPING MULTIPLE CHARTS GLOBALLY, INCLUDING
the Official U.K. Singles survey for seven weeks beginning in
3
SENORITA Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
1 18
ANDREW WATT,BENNY BLANCO (S.MENDES,K.C.CABELLO, SYCO/ISLAND/
March, Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved” crowns the Bill- A.WOTMAN,B.J.LEVIN,A.TAMPOSI,C.E.AITCHISON,J.PATTERSON,M.A.HOIBERG) EPIC/REPUBLIC

board Hot 100. CIRCLES Post Malone


The song by the 23-year-old Scottish singer-songwriter takes over 4 POST MALONE, FRANK DUKES, L.BELL 4 8
LLC AND NIELSEN MUSIC, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

(L.B.BELL, A.R.POST, A.FEENY, W.T.WALSH, K.GUNESBERK) REPUBLIC

at No. 1 on the tally (dated Nov. 2) with 105.6 million radio audience impres-
sions, 25.2 million U.S. streams and 24,000 sold in the latest tracking week, ac- 5
NO GUIDANCE Chris Brown Feat. Drake
5 20
VINYLZ,J LOUIS,40,T.WALTON (C.M.BROWN,A.GRAHAM,A.HERNANDEZ, CBE/RCA
N.J.SHEBIB,J.HUIZAR,T.WALTON,N.A.A.CHARLES,T.J.BRYANT,M.P.LEBRUN)
cording to Nielsen Music. The track’s profile was boosted further when it was
played during a routine on the Oct. 21 episode of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. 6
PANINI Lil Nas X
5 18
TAKE A DAYTRIP, DOT DA GENIUS (M.L.HILL,
COLUMBIA
Concurrently, parent set Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent hits a new D.M.A.BAPTISTE, D.BIRAL, O.OMISHORE, K.COBAIN)

No. 21 high on the Billboard 200, upping its count to 388,000 equivalent HIGHEST IN THE ROOM Travis Scott
7 OZ, NIK D, M.G.DEAN CACTUS JACK/GRAND 1 3
album units earned to date. (TRAVIS SCOTT, O.YILDRIM, N.FRASCONA, M.G.DEAN) HUSTLE/EPIC
The fact that a piano ballad rules the Hot 100 without the aid of remixes
8
RAN$OM Lil Tecca
or guest stars in an era dominated by hip-hop and uptempo pop isn’t lost on N.MIRA, TAZ TAYLOR (T.J.A.SHARPE, N.MIRA, TAZ TAYLOR)
GALACTIC/
REPUBLIC
4 21
Capaldi. “I would rather have people be like, ‘This is a Lewis Capaldi song,’ ”
he says. “I just stuck to my guns on this one: a piano and my song.” 9
BAD GUY Billie Eilish
1 30
FINNEAS (B.E.O’CONNELL, F.B.O’CONNELL) DARKROOM/INTERSCOPE
Of course, now that the single has completed its climb to No. 1, all bets
SALES, AIRPLAY &
STREAMING DATA

might be off regarding alternate versions. “Now’s the time,” he jokes. 10,000 HOURS Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber 4
COMPILED BY

0
10 D.SMYERS (D.SMYERS, S.MOONEY, WARNER MUSIC 3
“Someone phone Migos; let them know!” — G A RY T R U S T J.J.DILLON, J.REYNOLDS, J.D.BIEBER, J.BOYD) NASHVILLE/WAR/WARNER

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the Australia native born Toni


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51
3
Watson also debuts at No. 39 21 L.BELL, C.LANG (A.R.POST, L.B.BELL,
REPUBLIC
1 53
on Mainstream Top 40. W.T.WALSH, K.M.I.SHAMAN BROWN, C.LANG, MILES ALE)

22
TALK 2 Khalid
3 37
DISCLOSURE (K.D.ROBINSON, H.LAWRENCE, G.LAWRENCE) RIGHT HAND/RCA

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SUCKER 2 Jonas Brothers
1 34
TONES AND I R.B.TEDDER, FRANK DUKES (R.B.TEDDER,

TONES: COURTESY OF ELEK TR A RECORDS. LIZZO: KEVIN WINTER/GET T Y IMAGES.


REPUBLIC
J.JONAS, A.FEENY, L.B.BELL, N.J.JONAS, P.K.JONAS II)
“Dance Monkey”
24
ON CHILL Wale Feat. Jeremih
22 11
MAYBACH/
T.MOORE, VA (O.AKINTIMEHIN, J.P.FELTON, E.BELLINGER) WARNER

25
MONEY IN THE GRAVE Drake Feat. Rick Ross
7 19
CYDNEY CHRISTINE, L.CURRIE, ASOTERIC OVO SOUND/
(A.GRAHAM, W.L.ROBERTS II, L.CURRIE, C.DADE, A.JOERGENSEN) REPUBLIC

26
PLAYING GAMES Summer Walker
16 8
LONDON ON DA TRACK (S.WALKER, LVRN/
L.T.HOLMES, A.ROBINSON, K.R.BAILEY, C.GRIFFIN) INTERSCOPE

27
BALLIN’ Mustard Feat. Roddy Ricch
27 14
MUSTARD, GYLTTRYP (D.I.MCFARLANE, 10 SUMMERS/
S.R.KHAN ZAMAN KHAN, R.W.MOORE, JR., D.JONES) INTERSCOPE

28
SUGE 2 DaBaby
7 30
JETSONMADE, POOH BEATZ SOUTHCOAST/
(J.L.KIRK, T.MORGAN, D.CLEMONS) INTERSCOPE

29
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ILYA (S.SMITH, S.KOTECHA, I.SALMANZADEH, MAX MARTIN) CAPITOL

30
BABY Lil Baby & DaBaby
21 14
WHEEZY (D.JONES, J.L.KIRK, W.T.GLASS) QUALITY CONTROL/MOTOWN/
CAPITOL

31
HOT Young Thug Feat. Gunna
26 10
WHEEZY YOUNG STONER LIFE/
(J.L.WILLIAMS, W.T.GLASS, S.G.KITCHENS) ATLANTIC/300

32
ONE MAN BAND Old Dominion
32 9
S.MCANALLY (M.RAMSEY, T. ROSEN, B.TURSI, J.OSBORNE) RCA NASHVILLE

You got your start busking. What did you expect when Are you beginning to think
33
DANCING WITH A STRANGER 2 Sam Smith & Normani
7 41
STARGATE, JIMMY NAPES CAPITOL
How did those experiences you released the song in May? about how you’ll follow it up? (J.J.NAPIER, M.S.ERIKSEN, T.E.HERMANSEN, S.SMITH, N.K.HAMILTON)

inspire “Dance Monkey”? One of my managers said, “I think It’s hard to know because I would EVEN THOUGH I’M LEAVING Luke Combs
It’s about one night when people ‘Dance Monkey’ is really good never write a hit just for radio. 34 S.MOFFATT (L.COMBS, RIVER HOUSE/COLUMBIA 34 8
W.B.DURRETTE, R.FULCHER) NASHVILLE
wouldn’t let me be — they live, but I don’t think it’s a radio That’s not what got me here. I
wanted me to go, go, go. I had song.” We joke about it to this did the opposite — instead of 35
HOT GIRL SUMMER Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign 11 11
JUICY J,BONE COLLECTOR,CRAZY MIKE (M.PETE,J.M.HOUSTON, 1501
O.T.MARAJ,T.W.GRIFFIN JR,D.MILANO,I.E.BYNUM,J.JOHNSON,LIL YACHTY,G.O.KONAN) CERTIFIED/300
done six encores. If you replace day. I had no idea that [digital ser- releasing and then working to
the word “dance” with “sing,” it’s vice providers] and radio would push a track, I was busking every 36
ONE THING RIGHT Marshmello & Kane Brown 36 18
MARSHMELLO (MARSHMELLO, JOYTIME COLLECTIVE/RCA
pretty self-explanatory. It’s only be for me. Now, people message day in one of the busiest towns in K.BROWN, J.FRASURE, J.HOGE, M.J.MCGINN) NASHVILLE/RCA

about a certain night, though. me and say, “I just heard ‘Dance Australia. I take it day by day. If I YOU NEED TO CALM DOWN Taylor Swift 2 19
37
Usually, my favorite thing is Monkey’ yesterday,” and it’s crazy put my phone down, everything J.LITTLE, T.SWIFT (T.SWIFT, J.LITTLE)
REPUBLIC

talking to people. This summer, — surely there’s no one left to is the same as it always was.
38
LOVER Taylor Swift
10 10
I’m going to do surprise busks. listen to this track! —J O S H G L I C KS M A N J.M.ANTONOFF, T.SWIFT (T.SWIFT) REPUBLIC

39
CAMELOT NLE Choppa
37 6
FRESHDUZIT (B.L.POTTS, D.TRIPLETT) NLE CHOPPA/WARNER

MY TYPE Saweetie
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PRODUCER (SONGWRITER) IMPRINT/PROMOTION LABEL N.JOLIE,L.T.HOLMES,A.D.SMALL,M.BARRETT III,C.EVANS,L.JEFFERSON,C.LOVE,J.H.SMITH) WORLDWIDE/WARNER

11
MEMORIES Maroon 5
11 5 41
PRAYED FOR YOU Matt Stell
36 12
A.LEVINE, THE MONSTERS & STRANGERZ (A.N.LEVINE, 222/ A.BOWERS, M.STELL WIDE OPEN/RECORDS/GOOD COMPANY/
M.POLLOCK, J.D.BELLION, J.K.JOHNSON, S.JOHNSON, J.K.HINDLIN) INTERSCOPE (M.STELL, A.BOWERS, A.CRUZ) ARISTA NASHVILLE

12
BANDIT Juice WRLD & YoungBoy Never Broke Again
10 3 42
TIME NF
42 14
N.MIRA (N.MIRA, J.A.HIGGINS, K.GAULDEN) GRADE A/INTERSCOPE T.PROFITT, NF (N.FEUERSTEIN, T.PROFITT) NF REAL MUSIC/CAROLINE

13
BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE Ed Sheeran Feat. Khalid
13 17 43
HEAT Chris Brown Feat. Gunna
41 8
SHELLBACK, MAX MARTIN, FRED, E.SHEERAN RIGHT HAND/ BUDDAHBLESS (C.M.BROWN, T.B.DOUGLAS, SR.,
(E.C.SHEERAN, F.GIBSON, MAX MARTIN, SHELLBACK, K.D.ROBINSON) ATLANTIC/RCA CBE/RCA
A.L.SMALL, K.THOMAS, M.PITTS, L.S.ROGERS, S.G.KITCHENS)

14 14 AIR
GOOD AS HELL
RICKY REED (E.B.FREDERIC, M.JEFFERSON)
Lizzo
NICE LIFE/ATLANTIC
14 9 44
GRAVEYARD
J.BELLION,L.BELL,OJIVOLTA,THE MONSTERS & STRANGERZ
(A.R.ALLEN,J.D.BELLION,L.B.BELL,A.FRANGIPANE,J.K.JOHNSON,S.JOHNSON,M.WILLIAMS)
Halsey
CAPITOL
43 6
LLC AND NIELSEN MUSIC, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

LIZZO
“Good As Hell”
15
LOSE YOU TO LOVE ME Selena Gomez 15 1 45
223’S YNW Melly & 9lokknine
34 7
MATTMAN & ROBIN (S.GOMEZ, JULIA INTERSCOPE ROCCO DID IT AGAIN!, 9LOKKNINE YNW
MICHAELS, J.D.TRANTER, M.LARSSON, R.FREDRIKSSON) (R.VALDES, J.D.SMITH, J.M.DEMONS) MELLY/300

The song surges by 22% I DON’T CARE Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber WOW. Post Malone
16 MAX MARTIN, SHELLBACK, FRED (E.C.SHEERAN, SCHOOLBOY/RAYMOND 2 24 46 L.BELL, FRANK DUKES (A.R.POST, 2 44
to 52.4 million in radio F.GIBSON, MAX MARTIN, SHELLBACK, J.D.BIEBER, J.BOYD) BRAUN/ATLANTIC/DEF JAM L.B.BELL, A.FEENY, W.T.WALSH, MILES ALE)
REPUBLIC

reach. It should continue GOODBYES


17
Post Malone Feat. Young Thug
3 16 4 47
LONELY CHILD YoungBoy Never Broke Again 44 2
to gain on the Nov. 9 B.D.LEE,L.BELL (A.R.POST,J.L.WILLIAMS,B.D.LEE,
L.B.BELL,W.T.WALSH,V.L.BLAVATNIK,J.L.FOUTZ)
REPUBLIC TNTXD, DMAC, TAJH MONEY NEVER BROKE AGAIN/
(K.GAULDEN, D.MCDOWELL, T.HORTON, T.VAUGHN) ATLANTIC
charts after a new remix
18
OLD TOWN ROAD 3 Lil Nas X Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
1 34 48
GOOD VIBES Chris Janson
48 8
with Ariana Grande was YOUNGKIO, M.T.REZNOR, A.M.ROSS (M.L.HILL,
K.ROUKEMA, M.T.REZNOR, A.M.ROSS, B.R.CYRUS, J.A.DONALD)
COLUMBIA Z.CROWELL, C.JANSON
(C.JANSON, Z.CROWELL, A.GORLEY)
WARNER MUSIC
NASHVILLE/WAR
released Oct. 25.
19
TRAMPOLINE SHAED
18 21 49
LOVE YOU TOO LATE Cole Swindell
49 12
SHAED, A.MENDOZA PHOTO FINISH/
(C.LEE, S.ERNST, M.ERNST, A.MENDOZA) CAROLINE M.R.CARTER (C.SWINDELL, M.R.CARTER, B.KINNEY) WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/
WMN
SALES, AIRPLAY &
STREAMING DATA

ONLY HUMAN Jonas Brothers TAKE WHAT YOU WANT Post Malone Feat. Ozzy Osbourne & Travis Scott 8
COMPILED BY

20 SHELLBACK (J.JONAS, P.K.JONAS II, N.J.JONAS, SHELLBACK) REPUBLIC


20 19 50 L.BELL, ANDREW WATT (A.R.POST, REPUBLIC
7
J.OSBOURNE, TRAVIS SCOTT, L.B.BELL, A.WOTMAN, W.T.WALSH)

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DANCE MONKEY Tones And I “Lose You to
51 STM K.KERSTING (T.WATSON) BAD BATCH/ELEKTRA/EMG
51 3 Love Me”

52
LIAR Camila Cabello
52 7
ANDREW WATT,THE MONSTERS & STRANGERZ (K.C.CABELLO,A.WOTMAN,A.TAMPOSI,
SYCO/EPIC
J.D.BELLION,S.JOHNSON,J.K.JOHNSON,L.RICHIE,U.EKBERG,J.BERGGREN,M.BERGGREN,J.BERGGREN)
Selena Gomez blasts onto the
53
THE GIT UP Blanco Brown
14 20
Hot 100 at No. 15 with “Lose You
BLANCO BROWN TRAILERTRAPMUSIC/BMG/WHEELHOUSE/STONEY
(B.A.III) CREEK/BROKEN BOW/WARNER to Love Me.” Released Oct. 23, the
I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU Chris Lane ballad starts at No. 1 on Digital Song
54 J.MOI (A.GORLEY, M.W.HARDY, H.PHELPS, J.RODGERS) BIG LOUD
39 16 Sales with 36,000 sold and No. 20
on Streaming Songs with 15.3 million
55
BOP DaBaby
19 4 streams in the week ending Oct. 24,
JETSONMADE, STARBOY SOUTHCOAST/
(J.L.KIRK, T.MORGAN, A.M.MENDO) INTERSCOPE
while drawing 14.1 million in radio
56
HOT GIRL BUMMER blackbear
56 6 audience through Oct. 27, accord-
A.M.GOLDSTEIN, BLACKBEAR BEARTRAP/ALAMO/
(A.M.GOLDSTEIN, M.T.MUSTO) INTERSCOPE ing to Nielsen Music. The expected
VIBEZ DaBaby introduction of Gomez’s first album
57 JETSONMADE, NEEKO BABY, J.L.HARRIS SOUTHCOAST/ 21 4
(J.L.KIRK, T.MORGAN, D.D.MOORE, J.L.HARRIS) INTERSCOPE since 2015’s Revival marks her sec-
ond-highest Hot 100 debut; Revival
58
MAKE NO SENSE YoungBoy Never Broke Again
57 2
BUDDAHBLESS (K.GAULDEN, T.B.DOUGLAS, SR.)
NEVER BROKE AGAIN/ lead single “Good for You” opened at
ATLANTIC
No. 9 (and reached No. 5). — G .T.
59
BABY SITTER DaBaby Feat. Offset

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EVERY LITTLE THING Russell Dickerson 61 8 81
WE WERE Keith Urban
80 8
C.BROWN (R.DICKERSON, P.WELLING, C.BROWN)
TRIPLE TIGERS HIT RED/CAPITOL
D.HUFF, K.URBAN (E.CHURCH, J.HYDE, R.TYNDELL) NASHVILLE

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SELF CONTROL YoungBoy Never Broke Again
50 7 82
OTRO TRAGO Sech, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna & Anuel AA 34 20
CASH MONEY AP, DJ SWIFT, DRUM DUMMIE NEVER BROKE DIMELO FLOW (C.I.MORALES WILLIAMS,O.E.CASTRO HERNANDEZ,J.VASQUEZ VALDES,J.J.MENDEZ,
(K.GAULDEN, A.PETIT, D.WILLIAMS, T.REVELL) AGAIN/ATLANTIC N.RIVERA CAMINERO,J.C.OZUNA ROSADO,E.GAZMEY SANTIAGO,V.SAAVEDRA,J.D.MEDINA VELEZ) RICH

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56 11 83
KINFOLKS Sam Hunt
64 2

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MB13 BEATZ (LIL TJAY, M.A.BELL, A.ROMANOV) COLUMBIA Z.CROWELL (S.L.HUNT, Z.CROWELL, J.FLOWERS, J.OSBORNE) MCA NASHVILLE

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THE BONES Maren Morris
53 5 84
LALALA Y2K & bbno$
55 17
G.KURSTIN (M.MORRIS, J.ROBBINS, L.VELTZ) COLUMBIA NASHVILLE/
COLUMBIA Y2K (A.STARACE, A.GUMUCHIAN) BBNO/Y2K/COLUMBIA POST MALONE
& S WA E L E E
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ENEMIES Post Malone Feat. DaBaby
16 7 85
HIGHER LOVE Kygo X Whitney Houston
63 7 “Sunflower
L.BELL (A.R.POST, J.L.KIRK, L.B.BELL, W.T.WALSH) REPUBLIC KYGO, N.M.WALDEN (S.WINWOOD, W.JENNINGS) RCA
(Spider-Man: Into

66
LIGHTS UP Harry Styles
17 2 86
IN CONTROL YoungBoy Never Broke Again
73 2
the Spider-Verse)”
T.JOHNSON (H.STYLES, T.HULL, T.JOHNSON) ERSKINE/COLUMBIA DUBBA AA, M.LAURY NEVER BROKE AGAIN/
(K.GAULDEN, A.LOCKHART, M.LAURY) ATLANTIC

The former No. 1 is the


67
INTRO DaBaby
13 5 87
HEARTACHE MEDICATION Jon Pardi
84 4
DJ KID (J.L.KIRK, D.DUNWOOD) SOUTHCOAST/INTERSCOPE J.PARDI, B.BUTLER, R.GORE (J.PARDI, BARY DEAN, N.HEMBY) CAPITOL
NASHVILLE
first single by multiple
lead artists to spend
68
WHAT HAPPENS IN A SMALL TOWN Brantley Gilbert + Lindsay Ell 64 11 88
HOT SHOWER Chance The Rapper Feat. MadeinTYO & DaBaby
58 4
D.HUFF (B.GILBERT, R.AKINS, B.BERRYHILL, J.DUNNE)
STONEY CREEK/
VALORY
CHANCE THE RAPPER,
SMOKO ONO (C.J.BENNETT, M.J.DAVIS, J.L.KIRK, D.GARCIA)
CHANCE THE
RAPPER
over a year on the chart.
Of its 53 total weeks, it
69
HATE ME Ellie Goulding & Juice WRLD
69 11 89
CALLAITA Bad Bunny & Tainy
52 20 spent a record-tying 33
J.EVIGAN,THE MONSTERS & STRANGERZ (J.G.EVIGAN,E.J.GOULDING, POLYDOR/ TAINY, F.SALDANA, TUNES
B.T.HAZZARD,J.K.JOHNSON,S.JOHNSON,M.LOMAX,A.WOTMAN,J.A.HIGGINS) INTERSCOPE RIMAS
(B.A.MARTINEZ OCASIO, F.G.ORTIZ TORRES)
frames in the top 10.
70
ALL DAT Moneybagg Yo X Megan Thee Stallon 70 2 90
NICE TO MEET YA Niall Horan
83 2
DENARO LOVE (D.D.WHITE, JR., M.PETE,N-LESS/ J.BUNETTA (N.HORAN, NEON HAZE/
J.BENDON, P.HOUSTON, P.BEAUREGARD, J.HOUSTON) INTERSCOPE J.BUNETTA, T.JESSO, JR., R.CUNNINGHAM) CAPITOL

71
CHINA Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna & J Balvin 43 14 91
DON’T CALL ME ANGEL (CHARLIE’S ANGELS) Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey
13 6
TAINY (E.GAZMEY SANTIAGO,J.C.OZUNA ROSADO,V.SAAVEDRA, REAL HASTA MAX MARTIN, ILYA (M.CYRUS, MAX MARTIN, S.KOTECHA,
KAROL G,R.L.AYALA RODRIGUEZ,J.A.OSORIO BALVIN,M.E.MASIS FERNANDEZ) LA MUERTE REPUBLIC
I.SALMANZADEH, A.S.MIETTINEN, LANA DEL REY, A.GRANDE)

72
COME THRU Summer Walker & Usher
42 3 92
CARTER SON YoungBoy Never Broke Again 62 2
LONDON ON DA TRACK,A.ROBINSON,K.R.BAILEY (S.WALKER,U.RAYMOND IV, LVRN/ MONEY MONTAGE, AURA, KK MCFLYNEVER BROKE
J.DUPRI,M.L.SEAL, JR.,L.T.HOLMES,A.ROBINSON,K.R.BAILEY,N.A.A.CHARLES) INTERSCOPE (K.GAULDEN, J.PEARSON, L.GENTLE, K.N.ROLLINS) AGAIN/ATLANTIC

73
LIVING Dierks Bentley
51 13 93
LA CANCION J Balvin & Bad Bunny
93 3
R.COPPERMAN, JON RANDALL CAPITOL NICAEL (J.A.OSORIO BALVIN, UNIVERSAL MUSIC
(R.COPPERMAN, J.M.NITE, A.GORLEY, D.BENTLEY) NASHVILLE B.A.MARTINEZ OCASIO, J.NICAEL ARROYO, A.RAMIREZ SUAREZ) LATINO/UMLE

74
TIP OF MY TONGUE
R.COPPERMAN, K.CHESNEY
(K.CHESNEY, R.COPPERMAN, E.C.SHEERAN)
Kenny Chesney
BLUE CHAIR/WARNER MUSIC
NASHVILLE/WEA
74 15 94
WHAT IF I NEVER GET OVER YOU Lady Antebellum 86 9
D.HUFF (S.ELLIS, J.GREEN, R.J.HURD, L.VELTZ) BMLG
76 LLC AND NIELSEN MUSIC, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

B T S F E AT. L A U V
75
MOTIVATION Normani
33 10 95
I’LL KILL YOU Summer Walker Feat. Jhene Aiko
61 3
“Make It Right”
ILYA (A.GRANDE, I.SALMANZADEH, KEEP COOL/ LONDON ON DA TRACK,S.STORCH,A.ROBINSON,K.R.BAILEY LVRN/
S.KOTECHA, MAX MARTIN, N.K.HAMILTON) RCA (S.WALKER,J.A.E. CHILOMBO,L.T.HOLMES,S.S.STORCH,A.ROBINSON,K.R.BAILEY) INTERSCOPE

MAKE IT RIGHT BTS Feat. Lauv TOES DaBaby Feat. Lil Baby & Moneybagg Yo Originally by BTS, the
76 FRED (E.C.SHEERAN, SUGA, BIGHIT ENTERTAINMENT/ 76 2 96 KENNY BEATS, QUEEN SIXITES (J.L.KIRK, D.JONES, SOUTHCOAST/ 28 4 song spent a week on
B.GIBSON, J.HILL, F.GIBSON, A.LEFF, RM, J-HOPE) COLUMBIA D.D.WHITE, JR., K.C.BLUME III, J.KARNES, J.SCHARFF, J.RUZUMNA) INTERSCOPE

the Hot 100 (at No. 95)


77
LEAVE EM ALONE Layton Greene, Lil Baby, City Girls & PnB Rock 77 3 97
SOMEBODY Internet Money, Lil Tecca & A Boogie Wit da Hoodie 97 1
CARDIAK,HITMAKA,PAUL CABBIN,R.JERKINS (R.JERKINS,C.P.WILSON,C.J.JACKSON, QUALITY CONTROL/
JR.,L.A.DANIELS,C.WARD,L.CARSON,C.E.MCCORMICK,R.ANTEOLA,D.JONES,R.H.ALLEN,L.GREENE) MOTOWN/CAPITOL
N.MIRA, T.LEWIS (T.J.A.SHARPE,
J.DUBOSE, N.MIRA, TAZ TAYLOR)
INTERNET MONEY/TENTHOUSAND
PROJECTS/CAROLINE/CAPITOL
in April. It returns thanks
to a remixed version
78
HOT NOW YoungBoy Never Broke Again
66 2 98
DHL Frank Ocean
98 1
MARCUSMUZIK, GUWAP$
(K.GAULDEN, M.J.GOTCH JR., K.LEWIS)
NEVER BROKE AGAIN/
ATLANTIC
FRANK OCEAN, BOYS NOIZE, N.GOLDSTEIN, D.AGED
(FRANK OCEAN, A.RIDHA, J.IVORY, G.JONES, S.TAYLOR, S.WASHINGTON)
BLONDED with Lauv, up 853% to
6.8 million U.S. streams
79
RICH AS HELL YoungBoy Never Broke Again
79 2 99
BOYFRIEND Ariana Grande & Social House
8 12 and rising from a nominal
D ROC, 17ONDATRACK, GIBBOO NEVER BROKE E.BARRERA, S.FRANKS, T.BROWN (E.BARRERA, SRV/SILENT/
(K.GAULDEN, S.R.STEENBERGEN, D.LEBRUN, J.GIBSON, D.THEUS) AGAIN/ATLANTIC S.FRANKS, T.BROWN, A.GRANDE, M.FOSTER, C.ANDERSON) REPUBLIC
amount to 14,000 sold.
SALES, AIRPLAY &
STREAMING DATA

REMEMBER YOU YOUNG Thomas Rhett 80 6 WISH WISH DJ Khaled Feat. Cardi B & 21 Savage
COMPILED BY

80 D.HUFF, J.FRASURE, THOMAS RHETT


VALORY
100 TAY KEITH, DJ KHALED (K.M.KHALED, WE THE BEST/ 19 15
(THOMAS RHETT, J.FRASURE, A.GORLEY) CARDI B, S.JOSEPH, J.THORPE, B.L.CHAMBERS) EPIC

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P!nk photographed by
Ruven Afanador on Sept. 17
in Santa Barbara, Calif. P!nk
looks back on the biggest
moments of her career
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T H I S PAG E
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TO O U R R EAD E RS
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F E AT U R E S

46
ROAD WARRIOR
After wrapping her
high-flying, globe-spanning,
record-breaking Beautiful
Trauma World Tour, P!nk
is pondering how she’ll
top it in her next act.

56
BILLBOARD’S 2019
LIVE MUSIC SUMMIT
Hootie & The Blowfish,
returning to the road after a
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N OV. 2 , 2 0 1 9 • VOLU M E 13 1 N O . 2 6

B I L L B OA R D H OT   1 0 0
3
Lewis Capaldi hits No. 1
with “Someone You Loved.”

THE MARKET
17
An analysis of Spotify’s third-
quarter financials — and what the
figures mean for the streaming
industry.

18
As podcasts pick up momentum and
advertising revenue, the medium
is now entering its next phase of
existence: the touring circuit.

THE SCENE
30
Billboard’s Latin AMAs Fest, R&B/
Hip-Hop Power Players

THE SOUND
37
Lady Antebellum has been one
of country’s top groups for over a
decade — so why did the trio feel
the need to switch labels?

40
Five years after FKA Twigs
released her debut, she’s back —
and “digging deeper” in her writing.

M Y B I L L B OA R D
MOMENT
96
Manager Moe Shalizi reflects
on the transformative year that
landed him and his star client,
Marshmello, on the cover of
Billboard’s 2018 Dance Issue.

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Kelley and Hillary Scott of Lady
Antebellum photographed by
Alysse Gafkjen on Oct. 18 at the
Fairlane Hotel in Nashville.

TUNE IN: CLOSE CALLS


One year after President Trump signed the Music
Modernization Act, National Music Publishers’ In the latest episode of Billboard’s
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Association CEO David Israelite explains what new Quizzed video series, which pairs
publishers and songwriters need to know about the musical artists with the stars of their
historic legislation and how it’s changing the future favorite films and TV shows, Drumline’s
of publishing in a new episode of Billboard’s video Nick Cannon checks Chance the
discussion series, Close Calls. Billboard Pro members Rapper’s knowledge of the film that
can access video of the conversation between Israelite inspired him to make music. Watch the
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Spotify CEO
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Spotify Basks In The Black


After a decade of chasing growth at the expense of profits, Spotify may have finally turned the corner
in the third quarter of 2019. What does that mean for the company — and can it keep it up?
BY GLENN PEOPLES

OR YEARS, MUSIC AND when exactly do you mean?/See I’ve salaries, marketing, development and hundreds of dollars into developing
technology executives already waited too long.” The industry the like — the numbers don’t work. a killer product and building a global
F have wondered how a may feel profitability has come too But by the third quarter of 2019, those infrastructure.
standalone streaming slowly, but Spotify investors believed three buckets accounted for 24.8% Over a decade after its 2008 launch
service can turn a profit. If so, how big it was inevitable. Spotify’s financials of revenue — just enough to pay for — even in its current profitability —
must it become? In the case of Spotify, have improved annually, one plod- recordings and songwriting with some Spotify is still in growth mode, the
the answer is revenue of $1.92 billion ding step after another: In 2015, its money left over. phase when a streaming company
in one quarter and $5.44 billion over operating loss was 12.1% of revenue; in Can Spotify maintain the momen- spends more on expansion than it
nine months. 2016, 11.8%; in 2017, 9.2%; and in 2018, tum? Sustained profits would have receives from subscribers. Customer
In third-quarter 2019, the music 5.3%. Then, in the first nine months major implications throughout the acquisition and market share are the
streaming giant turned a $60 million of 2019, Spotify’s operating income — music industry, proving the business main concerns here. Revenue growth
operating profit on $1.92 billion of not loss — was 0.1% of revenue. That model of a scalable, global music is an important metric, too. But profit
revenue and has eked out a $4.4 mil- small win shows what tech companies streaming company. For a change, a may still be sacrificed going forward
lion operating profit over the first nine are supposed to do: Grow revenue to streaming service wouldn’t be buried in order to outgrow competitors and
months of the year. Investors were cover both unavoidable costs (rent and in digital music’s graveyard along with build a base of satisfied long-term
impressed by financial gains, subscrib- content, for example) or more flexible barely known startups and admirable customers. While in growth mode, a
ers growing to 113 million and monthly expenses (such as salaries, sales, mar- attempts by the likes of Samsung, Mi- company can generate only so little
active users reaching 248 million. keting and office supplies). crosoft and Nokia. What’s money from a customer.
Spotify’s share price jumped 19% on Spotify’s income statement shows more, labels and publish- Licensing contracts
Oct. 28, adding $4 billion of market
capitalization — even as its shares still
consistent growth in three main
expenses: sales and marketing; general
ers would have proved
their “Bend, don’t break”
113M with labels tend to have
minimum guarantees —
trade 16% below the price at which the and administrative; and research and strategy. Rights hold- a label receiving a fixed
company debuted on the New York development. Two years ago, those ers’ royalty demands are NUMBER OF percent of revenue can
ILYA S. SAVENOK/GETTY IMAGES

Stock Exchange in April 2018. three areas accounted for 36.6% of financially draining. The PAID GLOBAL let average revenue per
SUBSCRIBERS
The earnings release recalled the revenue. A company that pays content few strongest companies, SPOTIFY REPORTED
user fall only so far.
Smiths song “How Soon Is Now?”: owners anywhere from 70%-75% of such as Spotify, survive FOR THE THIRD There’s a catch, of
“When you say it’s gonna happen now, revenue can’t spend another third on by collectively pouring QUARTER. course. Spotify has spent

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billions of dollars just to get a whiff tions falter and the share price will fall.
of a break-even point, accumulating a
deficit of $2.78 billion while spending
The holiday season will be a test.
The same model that weeds out
Podcasts Hit
hundreds of millions acquiring
companies and talent. New features
weaker companies also encourages
business models that don’t focus solely
The Road
are rolled out at a steady pace. The on music. Amazon’s e-commerce SHOWS LIKE POD SAVE AMERICA AND MY FAVORITE
marketing spend is enormous. dominance helps its music streaming
MURDER ARE TAKING THEIR CONVERSATIONS OUT
Engineers — who aren’t cheap — services. Apple Music has the advan-
represented “a significant portion” tage of popular Apple phones and OF THE STUDIO AND ONTO THE STAGE
of Spotify’s roughly 3,700 full-time smartwatches. Google has the benefit B Y TAY L O R M I M S
employees as of Dec. 31, 2018. And of ubiquity. All three integrate music
there’s no guarantee Spotify can into voice-activated smart speakers.

I
N LATE 2016, FORMER ent buyer Andrew Saunders, who
sustain profits. Spotify only has short-lived partner- Obama White House booked the My Favorite Murder
When it comes to Spotify, Wall ships and promotions. staffers Jon Favreau, Daniel performance. In November, the
Street has more bulls than bears. Of The big question is what hap- Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett and podcast will have its first destina-
the 22 analysts covering the company, pens in 2020 and beyond. Stream- Tommy Vietor decided to retool tion event, My Favorite Weekend,
13 have “buy” ratings and only two ing companies are riding a wave their podcast Keepin’ It 1600 to do with Murderinos (as fans are
have “sell” ratings, according to Mar- created by cultural and economic some good, since Donald Trump called) flocking to the Arlington
ketBeat. After earnings were released shifts. High-speed internet is turning was going to be president. The Theatre in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Oct. 28, one analyst raised their price traditional cable bundles from legacy revamped show, called Pod Save Ticket passes include hotel ac-
target from $185 to $195, and another companies into relics. Consumers America, now draws an average commodations and range in price
raised theirs from $160 to $170. In a want to choose what they watch and of 1.5 million listeners per episode from $760 to $1,860.
report titled Don’t Call It a Comeback, when. But it’s a crowded market. and in August hit a somewhat Touring is becoming a standard
Morgan Stanley analysts wrote that Market-leading Netflix already faces improbable milestone: a live taping part of the strategy for podcasts
Spotify’s potential to become the mar- Amazon and Hulu. Disney, HBO and at an amphitheater better known looking to expand their fan bases,
ket leader is “not even close to being NBCUniversal are prepping on- for concerts by Ringo Starr and similar to comedians or musicians.
priced in.” On the flip side, Evercore demand video services. In the same Kacey Musgraves. At the Greek But even for successful podcasts
analyst Kevin Rippey called the quar- vein, on-demand music is eroding Theater in Los Angeles, the four like My Favorite Murder, deter-
ter a “relief rally” and reiterated his be- radio’s dominance. As Spotify CFO hosts invited musical guests such mining what fans will pay to see
lief that Spotify is a “loss leader” facing Barry McCarthy posited during as Maggie Rogers, Best Coast and in a live setting from a show they
competitors who lack an equal profit the earnings call, “Streaming wins My Morning Jacket frontman Jim get for free is a challenge — one
motive on music streaming because and linear dies.” Although Spotify James to perform onstage. that can be remedied by including
they sell other goods and services. enjoys market leadership today, can “You have to have a show,” says musical acts in the show.
Wall Street’s opinions about a it defend its position against able WME agent Kevin Shivers,
company can have different interpreta- competitors? “It’s our game to lose,” who works on the Pod Save
tions. An analyst’s price target is mere- said McCarthy, who will retire from America tour. “People don’t
ly a benchmark for investors; a “sell” his position on Jan. 15, 2020. want to show up and see talk-
rating doesn’t mean the company’s in Looking ahead to fourth-quarter ing heads.”
trouble, but simply suggests investors earnings, will Spotify suffer from a As podcasts continue to
should sell shares sooner rather than sophomore slump? That’s the name grow in popularity, the format’s
later. The share price itself is the major given to an artist’s second album advertising revenue — which is
statement. It carries expectations whose sales disappoint after a suc- expected to reach $863.4 mil-
about continued user growth, revenue cessful debut. An operating profit in lion by 2020, up 510% since
gains, market leadership, improved one quarter, and in a nine-month pe- 2016, according to Pricewater-
margins and future earnings. If Apple riod, is a good start. But Spotify must houseCoopers — has attracted
and Amazon grab more market share deliver a meaningful follow-up. Given the most attention. But increas- Pod Save America onstage at
the Greek Theater in August.
than expected and Spotify’s revenue the trends, a string of good releases ingly, podcasts are touring,
and earnings disappoint, then expecta- looks possible. opening up another potentially
lucrative revenue stream. Like Pod Save America, Tinker-
Comedians Karen Kilgariff and cast’s prominent children’s pod-
Georgia Hardstark, who started My cast about science, Wow in the
Favorite Murder in 2016, hold the World, also turned to artists — in
record for the biggest audience at this case, kids act The Pop Ups —
a live podcast show with a 2018 to bolster its live production when
MARKET WATCH
performance at Los Angeles’ Mi- it launched in September. “The
crosoft Theater. The show grossed live podcast is much more like

21.7B 13M 910.5B


$335,000, according to Billboard a variety show,” says Tinkercast
Boxscore — about the same as a chief executive Meredith Halpern-
midtier touring act. Since 2017, the Ranzer. “We bring the science in
4.6% 0.7% 31.5% podcast has earned over $3 million by doing game shows and experi-
from 21 performances. ments with the audience.”
TOTAL ON-DEMAND ALBUM CONSUMPTION TOTAL ON-DEMAND
STREAMS WEEK UNITS WEEK OVER WEEK STREAMS YEAR OVER “It’s a matter of making sure that Says UTA’s Joe Schwartz, who
OVER WEEK Album sales plus track-equivalent YEAR TO DATE there’s a value to the fan in spend- worked on the My Favorite Murder
ing their money and their time on tour: “The same festivals I used
CHRISTINA CRAIG

Number of audio and video albums plus audio streaming- Number of audio and video
on-demand streams for the week equivalent albums for the streams for 2019 so far over coming to a venue to see a show,” to pitch are now calling us to ask,
ending Oct. 17. week ending Oct. 17. the same period in 2018. says Microsoft Theater senior tal- ‘What podcasts do you have?’ ”

DOWNTOWN MUSIC PUBLISHING SIGNED A GLOBAL DEAL FOR MILES DAVIS’ ENTIRE CATALOG. PRIMARY WAVE PUBLISHING ACQUIRED THE CATALOG OF SONGWRITER-PRODUCER BOB EZRIN.

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P U B L I S H E R S Q UA RT E R LY TOP 10 (RADIO SONGS)


Kobalt 16.59%
Warner Chappell Music

Sony/ATV Rules 14.86%


BMG 5.73%
Reservoir 2.54%

Again In Q3 Big Machine Music


1.83%
Round Hill Music
1.71%
The pubco spent its eighth straight quarter Sony/ATV Music Downtown Music Passman Updates
at No. 1 for the top 100 radio songs, while Publishing 22.96% Publishing 1.65%

wresting control of the top spot from UMPG Universal Music


Publishing Group 18.50%
Big Deal 1.54%
Other 12.09%
Music Biz Tome
among Billboard Hot 100 hits BY GLENN PEOPLES
SONG ARTIST
BY ED CHRISTMAN
1 “Talk” Khalid WHEN IT COMES TO THE MUSIC
ONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING WAS THE 2 “I Don’t Care” Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber business, Don Passman has seen it all —
No. 1 publisher among both the top 100 radio and written the book on it. The attorney is
S songs (22.96% share) and Hot 100 songs (23.96%
3

4
“Truth Hurts” Lizzo
best known for his seminal All You Need
“Bad Guy” Billie Eilish
share) for the third quarter of 2019. That marks to Know About the Music Business (Simon
the eighth straight quarter it topped the radio songs list, 5 “Sucker” Jonas Brothers & Schuster), a detailed handbook with
while it wrested the top spot among Hot 100 songs away 6 “Señorita” Shawn Mendes and
engaging anecdotes and humor, which will
from Universal Music Publishing Group (22.93%), recording Camila Cabello be rereleased in its 10th edition on Nov. 2.
the highest market share since Billboard started tracking (The first was published in 1991.) Passman is
7 “If I Can’t Have You” Shawn Mendes
shares of those songs at the beginning of this year. also known for writing three fiction novels.
Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” was the No. 1 Hot 100 song, 8 “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” Panic! at the Disco “In a novel, you’re trying to make people
while Khalid had the No. 1 airplay song with “Talk” and was 9 “Someone You Loved” Lewis Capaldi feel something,” he says. “In the music book,
also the top writer for that list in the third quarter. Sony/ATV 10 “Dancing With a Stranger” Sam Smith and Normani
you’re trying to make people not feel bored.”
had a share in 56 of the top 100 radio songs, including “Talk,”
in which UMPG — coming in second for the fourth straight Top 100 radio songs It has been four years since the last
Percentage calculations based upon the overall top 100 detecting songs from
quarter — also had a share. Kobalt, at No. 3 on the radio list, 1,949 U.S. radio stations electronically monitored by Nielsen BDS 24 hours update, not the usual two or
a day, seven days a week from July 1 to Sept. 30. Publisher information for
slipped slightly in market share to 16.59% from 16.9% last musical works has been identified by The Harry Fox Agency. A “publisher” is
defined as an administrator, copyright owner and/or controlling party.
three. Why now?
quarter, with its top song being the No. 2 track, Ed Sheeran Because the industry changed
and Justin Bieber’s “I Don’t Care.” Warner Chappell Music so radically [that] it was a
improved slightly to 14.86%, but stayed in fourth for the sixth TOP 10 (HOT 100 SONGS) moving target to get this thing
straight quarter; its top song was Lizzo’s No. 3 track, “Truth current. I needed the extra
Kobalt 15.17%
Hurts.” Meanwhile, Warner Chappell retained the No. 1 rank- time to get it as up to date as
Warner Chappell Music
ing for the top 100 country airplay songs for the 11th consecu- 13.22% I could. When I thought I had
tive quarter, this time with a 24.7% share. Reservoir 3.96% it, the Music Modernization
BMG held steady as the No. 5 publisher of the top 100 BMG 3.90% Act came along. I decided to
radio songs, jumping from 4.45% to 5.73% in the third quarter Downtown Music write a section on copyright
Publishing 1.73%
with a share in “I Don’t Care,” while Reservoir leapt from infringement cases.
Big Machine Music
No. 8 in the second quarter to No. 6 in the third with a 2.54% 1.37%
market share and its top track, Shawn Mendes and Camila Big Deal 1.07% How do you explain the Marvin Gaye
Sony/ATV Music
Cabello’s “Señorita.” On the same list, Big Machine jumped Publishing 23.96% Handsdownpublisher estate’s infringement lawsuit against
from No. 9 to No. 7, Round Hill reentered the top 10 at No. 8, Universal Music 0.92% the writers of “Blurred Lines”? Some
and Downtown and Big Deal Music rounded out the top 10. Publishing Group 22.93% Other 11.7% songwriters think the ruling is a slippery
Among the Hot 100 songs, where Louis Bell was the top slope and could impede creativity.
SONG ARTIST
writer, Sony/ATV also landed a share in 56 tracks, and while If you’re Marvin Gaye’s estate, you think
UMPG slipped to second, it actually improved its market 1 “Old Town Road” Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus they stole it. Others think it’s a mood feel,
share (from 22.62% in the second quarter) and share of 2 “Bad Guy” Billie Eilish which isn’t copyrightable. The jury decided
songs (58 this quarter, up from 51). Kobalt remained in third, otherwise. I don’t think it impedes creativity
3 “Señorita” Shawn Mendes and
despite drops in market share (from 17.79% to 15.17%) Camila Cabello because creative people are driven to create
and song share (from 49 to 45) — all three top no matter what. It may encourage lawsuits,
4 “Truth Hurts” Lizzo
publishers had a stake in “Old Town Road.” Warner but almost every major artist has had litiga-
Chappell ticked up to 13.22%, 5 “Talk” Khalid tion claiming people stole work.
Khalid
staying in fourth place. 6 “I Don’t Care” Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber
Reservoir surged into In the streaming era, is it easier or harder
7 “No Guidance” Chris Brown featuring Drake
fifth with a 3.96% for artists to make bad decisions?
KHALID: GINA WETZLER/REDFERNS. PASSMAN: LESTER COHEN.

market share, displac- 8 “Goodbyes” Post Malone featuring Young Thug The complexity of [recording contracts] in
ing BMG, while Downtown 9 “Ran$om” Lil Tecca some ways has gotten simpler. Royalties
(No. 7) and Big Machine 10 “Sucker” Jonas Brothers
used to be a very complicated formula, and
(No. 8) remained in the now they’re straightforward. Now you get
top 10. New arrivals were Big Hot 100
a percentage of what the record company
Deal, with a 1.07% share of Percentage calculations based upon the top 100 songs based on Billboard Hot
100 “points” calculated from digital sales, streaming and Nielsen BDS-tracked
gets. The rights restrictions have gotten
four songs, and Handsdown- radio airplay detections and audience for the chart week from July 13 to Oct. 5.
Publisher information for musical works has been identified by The Harry Fox tighter. Today, for example, the exclusivity in
Agency. A “publisher” is defined as an administrator, copyright owner and/or
publisher, with DaBaby’s “Suge” plac- controlling party. your record deal would cover you as an ac-
ing it in the top 10 for the first time. Figures in both charts may not add up to 100% due to rounding. tor in a film, even if you’re not singing.

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100% That
Tweet
LIZZO GAVE A CREDIT TO A
TWITTER USER — BUT WHY?
Death Cab for
Cutie onstage in
MINA LIONESS WAS SHAKING FOR
February.
hours after Lizzo shocked her — and
GOOD WORKS
the music industry — by giving her a
songwriting credit on her smash hit “Truth
Hurts.” In 2017, Lioness tweeted the phrase,
“I did a DNA test and found out I’m 100%
that bitch,” which spawned a viral meme
Charities, Meet Your Match
that Lizzo incorporated into the first line Revolutions Per Minute is linking rock stars who want
of her song. The decision caused some
head-scratching about whether tweets and
to make a difference with nonprofits that can help
internet memes are copyright-protected. BY STEVE KNOPPER
A work protected by U.S. copyright
law must be “fixed in a tangible medium FTER THE 2016 ELECTION “A lot of artists are generally unprepared,
of expression and have sufficient brought issues like climate change understaffed or underresourced to be able to
creativity and originality,” according to A and gender inequality to the run a functioning charity or nonprofit,” says
University of California, Los Angeles forefront of popular culture, Grandson. “RPM stepped in as a really
School of Law professor David Nimmer. freaked-out rock stars everywhere made frantic helpful and easy way to connect with the
Single words or phrases are not consid- phone calls: “What can we do to help?” Death people on the front lines of the issues that I’m
ered sufficiently creative. Cab for Cutie, Tune-Yards and more found passionate about.”
answers from Revolutions Per Minute (RPM), a RPM was originally founded in 2005 as the
Lizzo at the matchmaking agency that links artists who organization Air Traffic Control by a group of
BET Awards want to make a difference with nonprofits and musicians, managers and advisers from bands
in June.
activist groups. including Pearl Jam, Beastie Boys and R.E.M.,
“There was definitely a sort of panic,” recalls who used it as an agency to vet nonprofit
RPM executive director Jessica George, 38. requests for artists’ time, talent and donations.
“People were paralyzed and questioned their In 2014, George began to attend RPM retreats
own activist strategies: ‘I thought I was in in New Orleans and other cities, and made con-
touch. I thought I knew what was going on and nections with artists in her native Louisville,
then this happened.’” Ky., like singer-songwriter Joan Shelley and My
In the final weeks of the election, George Morning Jacket’s Jim James. She took over the
“It can’t just be a recitation of some helped connect the 30 Days, 30 Songs group a year later, relocated it to Louis-
facts or names unless it also contains project — for which indie acts like ville, then recruited Steve Ralbovsky —
some commentary about those facts,” Angel Olsen and Jens Lekman released founder of Canvasback Music, which
says William Hochberg, a partner at “songs of resistance” and raised has a label services deal with Atlantic
Greenberg Glusker. Tweets that meet over $100,000 — to charities like the Records — to join the board.
the copyright threshold are automatically economic-justice group Center for She has now given presentations

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protected when users post them. (Twit- Popular Democracy. Around the same to staff at labels like Atlantic about
George
ter’s terms of service also specifies that all time, she helped Death Cab for Cutie raise ticket add-ons, political merchandise and
users maintain the rights to their content.) roughly $60,000 for groups like Southerners on branded funds. “It’s funny. I have no business
In order to file a copyright infringement New Ground and the Freedom Center for Social being in the music industry,” she says. “But be-
lawsuit, though, the work must be regis- Justice, which opposed the North Carolina bill ing part of RPM and having a very clear ask, I’ve
tered with the U.S. Copyright Office. But blocking transgender people from using public been able to develop a lot of relationships.”
that can be done immediately before filing bathrooms that match their gender identity. It helps that George comes from a large activ-
a lawsuit, says Nimmer. With the 2020 presidential campaign under- ist family: One of their favorite stories is how
Tweets aren’t the only short works that way, RPM is getting more calls once again. The her grandmother, who immigrated to Pennsyl-
are protected. The Copyright Office has agency partnered with multi-instrumentalist vania from Lebanon, dealt with a schoolmate
already issued rulings finding concise Andrew Bird to set up a $1-per-ticket dona- who called her a “bow-legged Arab.” “She beat
works, from song lyrics to a 27-word blog tion to his Our Finest Work Yet Fund while on that girl up every single day until she found a
post, are copyrightable. tour, and he has now raised over $115,000 to new way home from school,” says George, who
“Literary work does not mean Poetry preserve national parks and monuments. RPM started her career as a high school volunteer
Quarterly is going to publish it,” says Nim- also launched singer Grandson’s XX Resistance for the Fairness Campaign, a Kentucky lobbyist
mer. “It means it is composed of alphanu- fund, which has collected nearly $20,000 for group battling LGBTQ discrimination.
meric texts and has enough heft to it, and progressive groups like voter-registrar Head- Now, she takes her grandmother’s same ethos
[Lioness’ tweet] does.” Count through a portion of song royalties, to RPM. “We don’t take shit,” she says, “and we
— C L AU D I A R O S E N B AU M sweepstakes and more. stand up for each other.”

OLIVER MALCOLM SIGNED TO DARKROOM/INTERSCOPE RECORDS. CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY SIGNED PAT BENATAR AND NEIL GIRALDO FOR WORLDWIDE REPRESENTATION IN ALL AREAS.

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T HE MA RKE T  GLOBA L REP ORT

Malak in a statement to Billboard. “The


Israeli government proves this point by
using international shows to prop up
its failing image and to distract from its
oppression of Palestinians.”
Though the number of shows at Tel
Aviv’s largest venues has increased
modestly during the past decade, ac-
cording to Billboard Boxscore, artists’
public cancellations have been damag-
ing to Israel’s efforts to promote the
country as a global touring destination.
The BDS issue has become so serious
that the nation’s Ministry of Strategic
Affairs has gotten involved. In June, it
launched a public service announce-
ment against BDS “lies and hypocrisy.”
“There are those who fall for [BDS’]
traps,” says Beser. “Our war against
them is daily.” Israeli promoters like
Beser aren’t shy about discussing
boycotts when negotiating with artist
managers, only announcing shows
From left: Del Rey
and Jon Bon Jovi.
after a comprehensive plan is in place.
“We don’t sweep these issues under
the rug,” says promoter Shuki Weiss.

Israeli Promoters Battle Boycotts Live Nation, which owns Maver-


ick and acquired a majority stake in
Bluestone in 2017, has been dominat-
As the country looks to grow its live-music touring sector, it faces plenty of resistance ing the Israeli concert scene in recent
B Y DAV I D CA S P I
years. Maverick artists Pitbull and
Ricky Martin performed in Israel prior
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Lana Del Rey This year, the struggle has contin- made speeches on college campuses. to the deal, and Aerosmith and Britney
was booked to headline the ued. In July, Bon Jovi had its second McCartney — who along with Rihanna Spears played in the summer of 2017.
Meteor Music Festival in 2018 when show in the country in four years. A and Alicia Keys resisted BDS’ pressure (Live Nation declined to comment.)
Roger Waters urged her to reconsider. week later, Jennifer Lopez brought out and performed — said in a 2008 inter- BDS can be quick to claim respon-
“I have no doubt the Israeli pro- 57,000 fans to Ha’Yarkon Park. But that view with Israeli newspaper Yediot sibility for cancellations it didn’t
moters are paying top dollar, they are same month, Brooklyn-based hip-hop that he decided to go even after he “got cause. It took credit for the 2012
well known for that,” the Pink Floyd artist Kota the Friend decided to forgo explicit death threats” from anti-Israe- cancellation by The Cardigans and
frontman wrote to the singer on his October gig in Tel Aviv “due to the lis. Shakira’s show did not happen. for Natalie Imbruglia’s in 2017. (Both
Facebook. “But is the price worth … conflicting narratives,” he said on Ins- Promoters haven’t offered a consis- were scrapped due to low ticket sales.)
abandoning your Palestinian brothers tagram. “Instead I’ll be taking a trip to tent premium just to lure big-name art- BDS also claimed it had pressured Ed
and sisters to their fate in their hour Israel and Palestine on my own so that ists to Israel, according to four execu- Sheeran to boycott Israel in November
of need?” I can see what’s up and learn more.” tives and managers working in Israel’s 2018, but no show had been discussed,
Del Rey wouldn’t back out of the Echoing the Israeli-Palestinian concert industry. Instead, a group of and Stuart Camp, Sheeran’s manager,
show. But 10 days later, she tweeted conflict, BDS has fashioned itself as upstart promoters like Tel Aviv-based tweeted that rumors to the contrary
that while she’d hoped to perform in a modern-day version of the anti- Bluestone Group — a joint venture were “completely false.”
both Israel and Palestinian areas, the apartheid movement in South Africa, between several investors, including Logistical and infrastructural reali-
trip fell apart due to scheduling issues. calling out alleged violence against Maverick’s Guy Oseary — has entered ties are also limiting Israel’s live music
Israeli promoters insist Del Rey’s Palestinians in Gaza at the hands of the market, causing local bidding to potential. The country lacks large-
cancellation was unrelated to pres- the Israeli government. Critics call the escalate to more than double the usual scale venues, and capacity at sport
sure applied by the Boycott, Divest- group anti-Semitic, pointing to alleged artist fee. For big stars, it’s upwards of stadiums is usually insufficient for
ment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, organizational ties to terrorist groups $5 million to $7 million per show, the major tours. Tel Aviv’s Ha’Yarkon Park,
a Palestinian-led campaign that like Hamas. Since it formed over a executives tell Billboard, with ticket with a capacity of over 50,000, is the BON JOVI: MAURO PIMENTEL/AFP/GETTY IMAGES. JERUSALEM: CHRIS MCGRATH/GETTY IMAGES.

promotes boycotts against Israel in decade ago, BDS has used intense prices rising up to 30% since 2014. country’s largest outdoor venue. Israel
DEL REY: DANIEL KNIGHTON/GETTY IMAGES. MAP: PETER HERMES FURIAN/ALAMY.

various forms, including targeting language, graphic imagery of suggested In Del Rey’s case, inexperienced is also out of reach for customary tour
musicians and actors. war crimes and social media support promoters did not prepare her for the legs. Only when artists have other
Her cancellation followed a similar to persuade artists to cross Israel off backlash, says Bluestone’s Guy Beser. stops in the region does a concert typi-
pressure campaign against Radiohead their touring schedules. Del Rey was one of at least 20 artists cally make sense financially.
in 2017, when Waters, an active BDS Every artist slated to perform in to cancel scheduled appearances at Promoters see hopeful signs for
participant, was one of about 50 prom- Israel — from Paul McCartney to Sha- Meteor last year, says Alia Malak of 2020. Céline Dion sold out her August
inent figures, including Desmond Tutu kira — has faced severe public scrutiny the Palestinian Campaign for the Aca- date and added a second show, and
and filmmaker Mira Nair, to co-sign a from people such as Waters and Brian demic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, Lionel Richie and Nick Cave have also
petition urging the group to cancel its Eno, who in addition to online appeals which is part of BDS. confirmed shows. Yet even as Israel’s
show. But Radiohead still performed in have also supported pro-BDS petitions, “Art is an expression of society and concert industry forges ahead, artists
Tel Aviv that July. protested at pro-Israeli rallies and cannot be separated from politics,” said must brace for the backlash.
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FROM THE DESK OF

GARY GERSH
President of global touring
and talent, AEG Presents
B Y DAV E B R O O K S Gersh photographed
Oct. 21 at AEG Presents
P H O T O G R A P H E D B Y S A L LY P E T E R S O N
in Los Angeles.

ARY GERSH ISN’T THE TYPE TO TELL WAR signed Kurt Cobain. who recently signed on as a global
stories about his three-decade music career. But on the Today, Gersh leads AEG’s global touring artist.
G fourth floor of AEG Presents’ headquarters at Olive and touring division, where he develops Hearing Gersh speak about his
11th in downtown Los Angeles, the walls of his modest the company’s international strategy love of new music, it’s clear he has an
office reveal what keeps him inspired — lithographs advertising a and long-term partnerships for acts almost sixth sense for tapping into
Woody Guthrie festival, black-and-white photographs of his four like Luke Combs and Panic! at the new talent. That passion extends to
kids and a sketch of a baseball player with the inscription: “None of Disco. With Combs, Gersh arranged his business team within AEG’s global
the immortals are now left, dead of the diseases named after them.” an arena tour deal, and with Panic, touring division. He sees his colleagues
It’s a slightly macabre reminder of one of Gersh’s more life-altering he helped build a two-year, 55-show as the next generation of music execu-
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decisions: signing Nirvana to Geffen in 1990. arena tour that became one of his divi- tives and hopes to lead by example:
In those days, Gersh was known as the industry champion for sion’s most successful outings to date. valuing soft power over force and
the nascent grunge sound. While working as a record execu- Gersh splits his time working with challenging them to focus on doing
tive, he also managed Soundgarden. Later on, Gersh signed Foo AEG’s veteran clients — like rapper a few things really well. Because, as
Fighters to Capitol Records. But that was 29 years ago — ancient Tyler, The Creator, who is now tour- Gersh tells Billboard, even in the global
history in his mind — and no longer worth the wide-eyed look ing arenas — with such newcomers touring business, quality over quantity
he gets when a young gun at Goldenvoice reminds him that he as rising R&B star Summer Walker, is still the name of the game.

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“WHY ISN’T BILLIE EILISH


AS IMPORTANT TODAY AS
NIRVANA WAS? … I THINK WHAT
SHE’S DOING IS EVERY BIT AS
IMPORTANT.”

AEG has been doing business abroad for more than a decade.
What does the establishment of this touring division, which you
inaugurated last September, signify for the company? 1
The idea was to create a central, internal operation that would sign
and execute tours globally, in addition [to our] great partner com- 2 3
panies such as Messina Touring Group, Paul Gongaware and John
Meglen’s ConcertsWest, and Barrie Marshall at Marshall Arts.

How does the global touring group decide what acts to work with?
Some acts are developed through our great clubs and theaters until
they can play larger venues. Other times, we go after big groups
like Panic! at the Disco, where there’s usually a champion or two
behind them. Each band has to fit the criteria of what we want to
put our time into — it’s never an easy decision. Then, as a company,
we will move toward investing in an artist’s manager to help them
see the group’s vision through. Most artists want to play bigger
venues, but that doesn’t mean AEG is a perfect fit for every band.
We’re just one more place people can move up.

Earlier this year, AEG merged with SMG to create the world’s larg-
est venue management company, ASM Global. Is your division
responsible for bringing a certain number of shows to ASM each 1. Welcome to Earth: This stark globe sits on Gersh’s desk. “A present from a dear friend when I became the head of
global touring.” 2. Gersh is an avid art collector, so when he saw this ornate acoustic guitar hanging in an Austin gallery
year? 15 years ago, he immediately purchased it. 3. This eight-track collection is not what it seems. Open it, and it becomes the
No — and we never talk about it like that. The amount of shows six-CD Rhino Records set Can You Dig It? The ’70s Soul Experience.
we have done in the last year has gone up significantly because
of the good work we have done. If we’re smart about what we’re
doing, we will do more shows — but not necessarily many more Buddhist. Before you reach enlight- What are you listening to right now?
tours. The idea isn’t to rack up tons of artists, but to execute enment, you have to chop wood and I’m loving Sturgill Simpson’s album
deeper and wider on the ones we have. carry water. Sometimes you just need [Sound & Fury]. It’s definitely one for
to roll up your sleeves and do the the ages, and Sturgill produced Tyler
How many tours do you want to produce in 2020? work. So we have to find a good bal- Childers’ new record, which is fan-
We want to raise our business at least as much as what we did in ance of making the right choices and tastic. I love the new single from Rex
2019 [AEG grossed $550.4 million in the first half of 2019, accord- executing the task at hand. Orange County, the artist Snoh Aalegra
ing to Billboard Boxscore] so that artists and their managers — and Lana Del Rey, who just made
choose to work with us because they see we’re doing something Are your kids impressed that you her best record ever. I love Summer
different. I always say the same thing — that our competitor is signed Nirvana and managed Walker and the new Avett Brothers
incredible at what they do, but we’re going to keep trying to do Soundgarden? record. I don’t have one genre.
something different. You know, I don’t really know what
they think, [even though] we talk Do you think it’s possible for an artist
How is AEG different from Live Nation? about music all the time. My son, in the streaming era to change the
They’re a public company; we’re a private company. We don’t Noah, and I talk about music all the trajectory of music?
spend a lot of time thinking about what they’re doing. time and always have. He used to Well, why isn’t Billie Eilish as
come to the studio with me when important today as Nirvana was? It’s
For the last two years in North America, attendance and show he was 5 years old, and we would no different to me. And I think her
count have been relatively flat, with much of the growth driven by be mixing records or he would go effect as an artist, as a songwriter, as
increases in ticket prices. Is demand leveling off? see Radiohead or go to New Orleans a leader of culture and a beacon of
We have no idea if the leveling-off is permanent. If the 10 biggest Jazz Fest. My daughter Emma Louise style — [her work] with her brother,
artists in the world go out next year, the numbers will probably has really exquisite tastes, while my Finneas [O’Connell], is exceptional —
go up. Yes, prices are going up, but there’s also an opportunity in two younger daughters, Greta and I don’t think there’s any difference.
markets around the world that are untapped or — probably more James, are more about contemporary She’s having a cultural impact just
accurately — not tapped out. And we are going to capture more of music. I respect their musical tastes like Nirvana did. Now, nobody can
that as we go forward. tremendously, and when they talk know if she will have the same legacy
to me about something, I’ll check it or impact, but I think what she’s
You’re an ambitious and sometimes intense person, but you have a out. I turned James on to Billie Eilish doing is every bit as important. And
relaxed and easygoing demeanor. Have you always been like that? after her first single, “Ocean Eyes,” I don’t see any sign that that’s about
Well, my wife often says that sometimes you have to think like a came out. to stop.

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Scene

Members of Piso 21
performed with The
Black Eyed Peas’
Taboo (third from left).

Billboard’s Leila
Cobo led Latin
AMAs nominees in
a panel discussion
about their
careers. From left:
Farruko, Becky G,
Yandel, Cobo,
Ozuna and Wisin.

From left: Universal’s Angel Kaminsky and honorees Victor González


of Universal; López; Fabio Acosta of Vibras Lab/Akela Family Music; and
Universal’s Alejandro Duque.

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BILLBOARD’S LATIN AMAs FEST


WEST HOLLYWOOD, OCT. 15
Billboard’s inaugural Latin AMAs Fest brought together music
superstars and top executives ahead of the Latin American
Music Awards on Oct. 17, with a day of festivities bookended by
a summit and star-studded Latin Power Players evening recep-
tion. Among several panels during the day, Ozuna, Becky G,
Eugenio Derbez, Farruko and Wisin & Yandel discussed the rise
of Latin urban music despite the early challenges of “gaining
acceptance in radio and television,” said Yandel. Later, over 400
industry leaders attended the unveiling of this year’s Billboard
Latin Power Players list, including 2018 Executive of the Year,
star manager Walter Kolm; Universal Music Latin’s Jesús López;
and Sony Music Latin’s Alex Gallardo. Before Colombian urban- SESAC director
pop act Piso 21 capped off the night with a performance along- of creative
side The Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo, Cardenas Marketing Network services Celeste
Zendejas, one
founder/CEO Henry Cárdenas received the 2019 Executive
of the evening’s
of the Year award. Rising star Sech presented the trophy and honorees. Latin AMAs host Derbez (center) with Isabel Gonzalez-Whitaker (left)
praised Cárdenas for believing in him, while Cárdenas told and Evelyn Homes Modero of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
the audience that giving back to the community is the key to
success: “You have to deliver,” he said. —L E I L A C O B O

Executive of the
Year Cárdenas (left)
with his recent
signee, Sech.

Sofia Reyes (left) and


Abraham Mateo.

Kali Uchis (left) and Myke Towers, who said at a


panel that Latin music in America is undergoing
“historic moments as new sounds emerge.”

Sony Music
Latin’s Cindy
Gaxiola with
honorees Nelson
Polo Montalvo of
La Buena Fortuna
(left) and Gallardo.

Honorees Enrique Santos of iHeartLatino (left) and


Michel Vega of Magnus Media.

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Daddy Yankee
(center), who received
four nominations,
premiered the brand-
new song “Que Tire
Pa’ Lante” during his Colombian actress-singer Greeicy
performance. (left) performed her hit “Destino”
with featured artist Nacho.

LATIN AMERICAN
MUSIC AWARDS
HOLLYWOOD, OCT. 17

Marc Anthony, who received the


first-ever International Artist Award
of Excellence, performed a tribute to
late Mexican singer José José.

TOP WINNER Puerto Rican trap star Anuel AA took home more
wins than any other artist, nabbing five awards including artist of
the year and album of the year for Real Hasta La Muerte. Later, he
closed the show alongside collaborators Ozuna and Daddy Yankee
in a performance of their single “China.” “I’m grateful to God and From left: Pitbull, Ne-Yo and Lenier performed their
my fans,” he wrote about the evening on Instagram. collaboration “Me Quedaré Contigo,” marking the
Christian Nodal collected the awards for both first time Ne-Yo has sung in Spanish onstage.
favorite regional Mexican artist and song.

Taylor Swift
guested on Zane
Lowe’s inaugural
New Music Daily
Apple Music
Beats 1 show in
Los Angeles
on Oct. 25.

Queen Latifah
received the Harvard At the National Arts
W.E.B. Du Bois Medal Awards in New York on
for her contributions Oct. 21, Atlantic Records’
to black culture in Julie Greenwald (right)
From left: Island Records’ Eric Wong and LaTrice Burnette; rappers Cambridge, Mass., presented Ben Platt with
Snowsa and Jufu; and Island Records’ Darcus Beese celebrated the on Oct. 22. the Ted Arison Young
iconic label’s 60th anniversary in New York on Oct. 24. Artist Award.

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From left: Thomas,


Billboard editorial
director Hannah Karp,
Carless and Mitchell.

BILLBOARD’S
R&B/HIP-HOP
POWER PLAYERS
NEW YORK, OCT. 17
Billboard’s second R&B/Hip-Hop Power Play-
ers celebration honored over 100 executives and
creatives driving both genres forward. Industry
heavyweights including Interscope Geffen A&M’s
Tim Glover, RCA’s Mark Pitts and Spotify’s Mjeema Pamon (center) accepted the Executives of the Year award with his
Pickett mingled with artists like Mustard and Young M.A Parkwood team. “It’s humbling to be in this company of great legends
Nicole Bus and actor Mack Wilds. The festivities in the hip-hop community,” he said earlier on the red carpet.
only came to a hush when Vibe editor-in-chief
Datwon Thomas and Billboard executive director
of R&B/hip-hop Gail Mitchell presented Parkwood
Entertainment president/COO Steve Pamon with
the Executives of the Year award, which he earned
alongside his boss, Beyoncé, who could not attend.
“It’s a referendum on the team’s work and Beyon-
cé’s leadership,” said Pamon. Later, Nipsey Hussle
was posthumously honored with the Impact
Award; following a moment of silence in his mem-
ory, Def Jam Recordings’ Steven “Steve-O” Carless
accepted on the late rapper’s behalf. After his
touching speech, Brooklyn natives Casanova and
Young M.A performed onstage, ending the night on
an energetic high. —BIANCA GRACIE

From left: LVRN label co-founders Sean Famoso McNichol, Carlon


Ramong, Tunde Balogun and Justice Baiden.

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Mustard (right)
and his fiancée,
Chanel Thierry.

DOUBLE FEATURE Rolling Loud


Festival co-founder Tariq Cherif, one of
the evening’s honorees, grabbed a copy of
Billboard, in which the festival’s first-ever
New York edition was recently featured.
“Honored to be included on this list,” he
wrote about the Power Players event on
Instagram. “Let’s continue to push the
boundaries and the culture forward.”
Wilds (left) and Pickett.

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Kelley, Hillary Scott
and Dave Haywood
of Lady Antebellum
photographed
Oct. 18 at the Fairlane
Hotel in Nashville.

TURNING THE TIDE


Lady Antebellum has been one of country’s top groups for over
a decade — so why did the trio feel the need to switch labels?

BY ANNIE REUTER

P H O T O G R A P H E D B Y A LY S S E G A F K J E N

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HEN CHARLES KELLEY, HILLARY SCOTT AND DAVE HAYWOOD

W
pushed that song over so many
hills,” recalls Kelley. “I remem-
were starting out as Lady Antebellum 13 years ago, the Nashville-based ber what a workhorse he was.
trio scored early gigs — and made a name for themselves — at local music I’d always kept it in the back of
my mind, in case we could ever
venue 3rd & Lindsley. Which is why, in September, the five-time Grammy work with him again. He just
Award-winning country act chose that very same place to debut several never sleeps.”
Now, Harnen is aiming for
songs off its upcoming seventh album, Ocean, for friends, family and industry insiders. similar success with Ocean’s
Dann Huff-produced lead sin-
The intimate gig was a cel- gle, “What If I Never Get Over
ebration for the band in more You,” a stirring track that fea-
ways than one; Ocean, out tures Kelley and Scott trading
Nov. 15, will be its first album vocals and recalls the band’s
on its new label, BMLG Re- 2009 crossover hit “Need You
cords, after over a decade with Now.” The new single sits at
Capitol Records Nashville. No. 12 on the Country Airplay
Days before the show, Kelley chart. Ocean is the first time
explained the change was Huff (Keith Urban, Rascal
necessary, as the band wanted Flatts) worked with the trio —
more freedom to take artistic its last album was produced by
risks — and make the album the late songwriter-producer
they wanted to make. busbee — and says he first
“We felt like it was time for a heard the band play at 3rd &
fresh perspective,” says Kelley, Lindsley before it was signed.
38, his 6-foot-6 frame settling He has wanted to work with
into a leather couch at a studio the act ever since.
in Music City. “We wanted a bit Huff’s production puts the
more of a boutique feel, where band’s harmonies and more-
we could maybe, again, be vulnerable-than-ever lyrics
someone’s new pet for a while.” at the forefront, best heard
Enter Big Machine Label on the album’s title track, a
Group. While searching for a stripped-down piano ballad
new label last year, the trio met featuring Scott’s wavering
with BMLG Records president vocals, and on the Kelley-co-
Jimmy Harnen and BMLG written confessional “Be Pa-
president/CEO Scott Borchetta tient With My Love,” on which
at Kelley’s home. he sings of drinking too much
Haywood, 37, says the sup- and saying things he regrets.
port they felt was immediate, “[As a band], we were strug-
which made the decision an gling with communicating
easy one — Lady Antebel- what we wanted, and it came
lum signed a new recording out in a big ole storm,” says
contract in September 2018. “It Kelley. “And we got past it.”
felt like the early days again,” Lady Antebellum formed
says Haywood of the excite- in 2006, shortly after Nash-
ment in the room. (Capitol ville native Scott, now 33,
did not respond to request for discovered Kelley’s music
comment.) on Myspace. One day, she
The new deal reunited Lady recognized Kelley at a local
Antebellum with Harnen, who venue and approached him
championed the band from the — he had just moved to the
start — Harnen was formerly city with his childhood friend
senior vp promotion at Capitol Haywood from Augusta, Ga.,
Nashville, where he led a team to pursue music. The three
that in 2009 helped Lady decided to book studio time,
Antebellum’s “I Run to You” and quickly realized their
become its first of now nine three-part harmonies were
No. 1 hits on Billboard’s Coun- undeniable. After signing with
try Airplay chart. “[Harnen] Capitol, they were introduced

“We wanted more of a boutique


feel, where we could be
someone’s new pet for a while.”
—KELLEY

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From left: Scott,


Kelley and Haywood.

to revered producers like Paul adds Haywood. “As part of


Worley, Nathan Chapman the grieving, I was going back
and busbee — and became a through some messages. He
country radio mainstay with would send me a text out of Reunited, And It Feels So Good
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early chart-toppers “I Run to nowhere, like, ‘Man, I was Jimmy Harnen on working with Lady A — again
You,” “American Honey” and thinking about you the other
“Just a Kiss.” day and hope you and your You helped break Lady life when our compass gets a little off. I
Though busbee didn’t pro- family are doing well.’ These Antebellum a decade don’t recall too many roadblocks, though
duce Ocean, he does appear lyrics represent that — this is ago. What are the big- there were a few weeks when the single
on its credits; he co-wrote “Al- what he would want people to gest differences you moved back on the chart, but that’s not
right” with Lady Antebellum remember him by.” see in the band now? unusual. Lady A also worked their butts
Harnen
and Justin Ebach. The uplift- Lady Antebellum isn’t sure They’re still the same off, and their fans saw that and responded
ing tune stands out for its self- if it will play the song on tour three great kids that they were when I so positively to their efforts.
reflective lyrics, and after bus- just yet; at the band’s Nash- met them back in 2007. Even after all of
bee’s unexpected death this ville preview performance, their global success, they’re grounded How has the band been able to main-
September from brain cancer the group said it was too — and charming. tain its success for over a decade now?
— the producer, born Michael hard to perform that night. They are ambassadors for country music
James Ryan, had worked with “I don’t think we’d be able to Charles Kelley said you played a major in every sense of the word. I’ve watched
everyone from Maren Mor- get through it,” said Kelley. role in “I Run to You” becoming the them, countless times, jump out of red-
ris to P!nk to Dan + Shay — it For now, Lady Antebellum band’s first Country Airplay No. 1. carpet lines to spend extra time signing
holds even more meaning for is focused on celebrating the What were some of the challenges? autographs for fans at awards shows,
the band. Now, as the mem- product of so much change. I was very outspoken that “I Run to concerts and events. Most recently, they
bers sit in the studio only days “We couldn’t have made this You” should be the second single off of walked a 100-yard line of fans at the Mu-
after his death, they all tear record 10 years ago,” says Hay- their debut album. Nothing against the sic City Walk of Fame just to shake hands
up when discussing the song. wood. “It started to feel really actual second single, which was called and take selfies before receiving their star.
“This is, really, our last piece personal, and we just decided “Lookin’ for a Good Time,” but it just felt
of recorded music with him, as to go for it.” Adds Kelley: “We very kitschy to my ears. I remember the What does the next decade look like
hard as it is to say that,” says were living in such fear of put- first day I heard “I Run to You,” Charles for Lady A?
Scott. “It is absolutely price- ting out songs that might have and his wife, Cassie, came to my house They are now in a place where they are
less to have this song.” taken a little more time [to in Franklin [Tenn.] and it instantly felt completely comfortable in their own
“I feel like this is the mes- build]. We’re in a spot where special. I was taken in by the message of skin and no longer chasing anything but
sage he would want to leave,” we’ve got nothing to lose.” how we all need that special person in our being Lady A. —A.R.

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Exclusive portrait
of Prince in 1992.

INSIDE LOOK

PRINCE IN FOCUS
In 2008, photographer/video director
Randee St. Nicholas was working with
her longtime friend and subject Prince on
his event-specific biography, 21 Nights.
True to form, before that book was even
finished, he was pitching her on another
idea: a decade-spanning photo book.
“Don’t worry,” she told him at the time.
“We’ll do that.”
Nine years later, after the first anniver-
sary of Prince’s 2016 death, St. Nicholas
got to work. She had just spoken to 1,000
Prince fans at an event hosted by his
recently opened Paisley Park complex
in Minnesota and was overwhelmed by
their thanks. “They came up afterward
echo. I was thinking about the feeling and said, ‘We feel like we got to know him
LESSONS LEARNED of coming from a very loving and
creative, but quite beautifully broken
better,’ ” says St. Nicolas. “I thought, ‘I
need to do this book.’ ”
Five years after FKA Twigs released her debut, family — and what’s my example to On Nov. 19, St. Nicholas will release My
look to, as a young woman of color? Name Is Prince, a 384-page coffee-table
she’s back — and “digging deeper” in her writing A lot of strong women, who maybe collection that covers the final two-and-
BY ROSS SCARANO I’m supposed to model myself after, a-half decades of the Minnesota-born
seem too majestic. I don’t relate artist’s life, including his 21-night stint at
When I wrote my first album I was 23, to that. My heart lies in something London’s O2 Arena and his 2008 Coach-

O
N FKA TWIGS’
acclaimed 2014 debut, and when I wrote my second I was 30. that’s more vulnerable. ella performance. Alongside such photos,
LP1, she explored the I’ve always been truthful, but I’ve been St. Nicholas includes short anecdotes,
hymn format and resisted digging deeper for Magdalene; I knew You’ve put together elaborate such as the time Prince flew her to Japan
genre classification. The I didn’t want to release any new music performances through Red Bull for a shoot without an end date, only
album landed her BRIT Award, until I’d found the bottom of the well. Music Academy, and this year to have his managers arrange for her to
Mercury Prize and MTV Video Music played its New York festival. What leave in the middle of the night because
Award nominations; by 2018, she How have you evolved as a do you think about that program he was over budget. “I was laughing, I
scored a high-profile commercial with producer? coming to an end? was crying. I was remembering what a
Apple, appearing in a Spike Jonze- When I was younger, I was obsessed I didn’t know — that’s really sad. Red brat he could be,” says St. Nicholas of
directed short. Now, the British artist with doing it all in the computer; play- Bull allowed me to put on my first big revisiting memories. “Believe me when I
born Tahliah Debrett Barnett is return- ing something like the Tempest [drum show, Congregata [in 2015]. That per- tell you he was with me the entire time.”
ing with her new album, Magdalene, machine] live, then tampering with the formance showed people that I could My Name Is Prince arrives a few weeks
out Nov. 8 on Young Turks. It opens sound. On this album, I feel a bit more put together a full spectacle. Red Bull after The Beautiful Ones, an estate- TWIGS: MATTHEW STONE. PRINCE: RANDEE ST. NICHOLAS. NICHOLAS: RICHARD YOUNG/SHUTTERSTOCK.

with her self-described choir-boy at peace with [lyrics] telling a story, helped me create things that an indie approved memoir that Prince began be-
voice, multitracked but otherwise and having the music as a supportive artist like myself wouldn’t have been fore his death. Though St. Nicholas’ book
unaccompanied — an expression element. I was also less afraid to pick able to do otherwise. will not be released by the estate, she
of confidence that the 31-year-old apart what [collaborators like Nicolas says multiple members of his team have
worked hard to find after her debut, Jaar and Benny Blanco] were doing. As an indie artist, why is it seen and approved of it. Specifically, she
during which she endured health Editing is key to the type of music I necessary to work with brands says, the estate praised her for capturing
issues and heartache while taking on make. It can get busy quite quickly. in 2019? Prince’s ability to bring out the best in
new hobbies like pole dancing and I’m signed to a really creative but small everyone he let into his life, oftentimes
the martial art wushu. “At this point in On “Home With Me,” you rap, label, and I don’t have huge major- pushing them to new creative heights.
my career, I’ve accepted that there’s “I’ve never seen a hero like me in label budgets — my shows don’t have “Whatever value we have, he saw it,”
no real blueprint for what I’m doing,” a sci-fi.” lasers or pyrotechnics or massive she says. “In one profound little body
she says. “Truth is, I’m still learning.” It came together in one go. I was screens — but I do have a lot of cre- was this guy who was completely
feeling frustrated that day and mess- ative freedom. We’re presenting our 100% true to himself — and there-
How has your songwriting ing around on the Helicon voice gifts to the audience, and that doesn’t fore, 100% true to you.”
changed since releasing LP1? machine, creating distortion and cost anything. —JOSH GLICKSMAN

St. Nicholas
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From left: Metallica’s


James Hetfield, Anthrax’s
Scott Ian, Jon Zazula
(lifting case), and BIG IN...
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich,
Kirk Hammett and Cliff
Burton in London in 1983.
NIGERIA

JOEBOY
IN 2017, AFRO-POP ARTIST JOEBOY
posted an Instagram video of himself
covering Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.”
His friend sent it to fellow Nigerian
singer Mr Eazi, who immediately DM’d
Joeboy — he wanted to help the new
artist break through.
A year later, Mr Eazi created a talent in-
cubator for emerging African artists, called
emPawa Africa — a full-service company
offering marketing, distribution, publish-
ing, label and management services. He
also launched #emPawa100, a funding
LABEL When Jon and Marsha Zazula started selling vinyl imports and picture discs at and mentorship program, and encouraged
a New Jersey flea market in 1981, they had no aspirations of founding a record Joeboy to sign up. “Joeboy embodies my
LOOK label. The then-recently married couple’s goal was modest: Make a profit on vision for emPawa,” says Mr Eazi. “He’s an
$180 worth of inventory, which was all they had. But one day, a customer African creative entrepreneur, hands-on
brought by a demo cassette of Metallica’s No Life ’Til Leather and insisted and looking to enhance his music.”
Jon play it on the spot. Jon obliged, and his plans became much loftier: Get Joeboy, 22, followed Mr Eazi’s advice,
MEGAFORCE Metallica signed. After he was turned down by every label he approached,
becoming one of 10,000 applicants from
14 countries. As part of the program, he
Jon decided to start his own; in 1982, he and Marsha co-founded Megaforce
was the first of 100 recipients to earn a
Records, which became the imprint for a handful of now-iconic heavy metal share of a $300,000 grant aimed at help-
acts. “Once I started working with music, I knew all the answers,” says Jon. “It was like a jigsaw puzzle, ing a new generation of African artists
and I kept finding the right pieces.” Though the couple — now married nearly 40 years — stepped away find mainstream success. Born Joseph
from the label 18 years ago, Jon is revisiting Megaforce’s history in a new autobiography, Heavy Tales: The Akinfenwa-Donus, Joeboy used his
Metal. The Music. The Madness. As Lived by Jon Zazula. —SA BY R E Y E S-K U L K A R N I $3,000 to shoot his “Faaji” music video;
within a month, he became one of 10 acts
Anthrax, the lattermost of which the of Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums selected for a mentorship boot camp in
BACKGROUND Zazulas became especially close chart, with its 2016 release, For All South Africa, and one of two artists given
Before starting a metal label, Jon with. “Marsha and I almost got di- Kings, reaching No. 1. an additional $50,000 in funding.
grew up in the Bronx in the 1960s vorced over using keyboards on the Before entering #emPawa100, Joeboy,
loving opera and classical music, band’s [1985 song] ‘Armed and Dan- who studied human resources at the
and later the Grateful Dead and jazz gerous,’ ” recalls Jon. “We fought for
W H AT ’ S N E X T University of Lagos, had only sung in social
legend Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Once five hours!” Jon signed broader hard The Zazulas media clips, despite growing up in a musi-
he heard Metallica, though, his fo- rock acts, too, like King’s X, Mind left Megaforce cal family — his father played the keyboard
cus — both personally and profes- Funk and original KISS lead guitarist in 2001, selling at church, his brother guitar, and his sister
sionally — became the burgeoning Ace Frehley. Before retiring in 2001, their stake in sang in the choir. “I was the only one who
metal underground. He offered to he even tried to launch a classical the label to its didn’t play an instrument or take part,” he
manage the band, and sent it $1,500 imprint. “What was I thinking?” he former radio says. “It seeped into me subconsciously.”
to open for Venom and Twisted Sis- wonders now. director, Missi In March, Joeboy released the easy-
ter on a string of East Coast dates. Callazzo. “It listening love song “Baby,” which reached
Marsha and Jon Zazula
In 1984, Metallica left Megaforce for only made the top 10 of Apple Music’s charts in
K E Y S TAT S
METALLICA: MIKE RIJSWIJK. ZAZULAS: RANDY PATTERSON. JOEBOY: EMILY NKANGA.

Elektra. “That could have been it,” sense that Missi would be the one Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya. Follow-up
remembers Jon. Instead, he grew Megaforce’s string of mid-’80s with the keys to the kingdom,” says track “Beginning,” which Beats 1 host
the label’s roster and the following thrash metal hits surpassed the Za- Jon. By 2009, MRI had acquired Ebro featured in his Discovered segment,
year signed distribution deals with zulas’ expectations — and in 1995, acclaimed blues/jazz label Palmetto hit No. 1 on Apple Music in Nigeria and
Atlantic and Island Records, span- the label spun off a full-service sister Records; more recently, the compa- Uganda. Both tracks are still in the top 10 in
ning five and six years, respectively. company, MRI, that helped pioneer ny has distributed releases by Björk, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria.
a business model giving artists more The Black Crowes, Living Colour In November, Joeboy will release his
control in how they were managed and Third Eye Blind. “My vision for first EP on emPawa, Love & Light, before
ARTISTS and had their music distributed. the future [of Megaforce and MRI] touring Europe and the United States in
By the late ’80s, Megaforce had Megaforce and MRI artists continue is the same as it has always been,” 2020. “I’m all about spreading light and
signed thrash acts like Testament, to be successful today: Anthrax has says Callazzo. “Work with the best positivity,” he says. “That’s what I want to
Overkill, S.O.D., Vio-Lence and landed three albums in the top five artists — regardless of the genre.” keep sharing.” —N A D I A N EO P H Y TO U

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The Skeleton on Fox’s


The Masked Singer.

IN DEMAND

Marina Toybina
COSTUME DESIGNER

By the time Marina Toybina was 16, she was already booking seam-
stresses to bring her early fashion designs to life; she remembers
doing a photo shoot of her first design, a purple dress, with a friend.
The Moscow-born designer, who was raised in Phoenix, later en-
rolled in Los Angeles’ Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
and started working with stylists whom she met on Myspace. Her
interest in couture led to costuming — influenced by Tim Burton
and the 2000 sci-fi film The Cell — and since 2010 Toybina has
been booked solid: She has done stage design for artists like Britney
Spears, costume design for The X Factor, her first TV job; Katy
Perry’s 2015 Super Bowl halftime show (she designed the internet-
famous “Left Shark”); and P!nk’s Beautiful Trauma World Tour in
2018, which included oversized masks that Toybina had to carve out
of foam. Two months after P!nk’s tour wrapped, she was enlisted
by Fox’s The Masked Singer to design the elaborate costumes that
conceal the identities of the celebrity contestants. “All of my experi-
ences got me [here],” says Toybina. “This show was the perfect
opportunity to marry my 20 years of experience.” —COLIN STUTZ

THE MASKED SINGER CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S WORLD OF DANCE


CRY PRETTY TOUR
Toybina’s team of 30 sketches For the dance show executive-
about that many looks per Toybina and Underwood (left) have produced by Jennifer Lopez (left),
season, each of which takes worked together since the singer’s which NBC renewed for a fourth
up to three months to design 2012 Blown Away Tour. Now, Toybi- season, Toybina held upward of a
and create. As casting begins, na not only creates the country star’s hundred fittings a day with con-
Toybina sends contestants onstage wardrobe but also styles testants, ranging from preteens to
sketches to choose from. her for public appearances. The goal adults, and across styles from ball-
“From there, the craziness was to make Underwood’s look room to hip-hop. But still, provid-
[begins],” she says of the final month of work she spends consistent, and from the experience, Toybina learned how ing a variety of looks, while aiming to accurately present
completing each disguise. During filming, she stands to forecast trends and collaborate with other designers. For each style of dance, often demanded 18-hour workdays,

TOYBINA: JUSTIN FROST. SINGER (2): MICHAEL BECKER/FOX. UNDERWOOD: RICK DIAMOND/GETTY IMAGES. LOPEZ: ALEXANDER TAMARGO/GETTY IMAGES. BUNNY: BRANDON HOEG.
sidestage watching for any wardrobe malfunctions, “not Underwood’s 2019 Cry Pretty Tour 360, Toybina went for an seven days a week. She says the judges — Lopez, Ne-Yo
breathing.” Season two is now airing; season three, which edgier rock aesthetic while honoring Underwood’s country and Derek Hough — offer input on costuming, with gen-
she’s already planning, will air next spring. This season, side. “Finding these new avenues for her is where my skill erally positive feedback. “That’s what’s so [exciting] about
she says, Leopard (above) and Ladybug are her favorites. comes in,” says Toybina. “It creates this constant evolution.” these shows — we really don’t stop.”

SIGNED

Beach Bunny IN HIGH SCHOOL, singer-songwriter Lili


Trifilio performed covers of Katy Perry and
Scrafford of Salty Artist Management, who
started pitching the band to labels. Trifilio
founder/owner Michael Goldstone, who
stayed in touch with the band’s team
LABEL MOM + POP Adele songs in a talent show, tweaking the was hesitant at first, but says because their after the concert. “It got competitive very
delivery to make them her own. After she music was streaming well — thanks in part quickly, with numerous majors and indies.
started at Chicago’s DePaul University as to a TikTok video that used the title track to However, we believe they valued us hav-
a journalism major in 2015, she soon found the band’s third EP, Prom Queen — she felt ing been there from the onset, and felt
herself more interested in music as a career. she had leverage when it came to negotiat- connected to our ethos and aesthetic. We
“Every other person I’d meet was either go- ing recording contracts. After meeting with deeply value DIY in any form.”
ing to shows or played something,” says Tri- Mom + Pop, one of three labels the act was Trifilio is most looking forward to film-
filio, 22. “Chicago definitely inspires that.” considering, she says, “it intuitively felt ing music videos and designing merchan-
That same year, she formed the indie-pop right.” The New York indie signed the band dise with a bigger budget. “In the past it
project Beach Bunny, rounding out her band in September. was like, ‘How many colors can we use?’
From left: with friends Matt Henkels on guitar and “We had been fans since December or ‘Hoodies are too expensive,’ ” she says.
Vaccaro, Trifilio, Jon Alvarado on drums (Anthony Vaccaro 2018, when Suzanna Slavin, our director “We have a lot more resources to be more
Alvarado and recently joined on bass). By March, Beach of A&R, took me to a show at Baby’s All creative, which is really exciting.”
Henkels.
Bunny had hired Chris Crowley and Mike Right [in Brooklyn],” recalls Mom + Pop —LYNDSEY HAVENS

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Styling by Kim Bowen.


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made a career out of keeping my head down and


beating the pavement.”
In June, as she walked to the stage during the
first of two sold-out shows at London’s Wembley
Stadium, her longtime manager, Roger Davies —
in Middle of Nowhere, California, you pass the 157-date Beautiful Trauma World Tour, which who has steered the careers of Tina Turner, Cher,
through what feels like every documented biome is not only the biggest of her career, but one of the Sade and Joe Cocker — told her, “This is as good as
on earth, watching as palm trees give way to cacti biggest ever: After pulling in $397.3 million, ac- it gets.” So now the singer who has long aimed to
and as tree-covered mountains flatten into dusty cording to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, outdo herself with every performance and project
grasslands. You follow a 10-step, bullet-point list it’s the highest-grossing tour by a woman this is wrestling with two big questions: What happens
of instructions involving multiple gates that, from decade and the second in history, following Ma- when a former underdog no longer has anything to
the outside, appear to only lead to horses and donna’s 2008-09 Sticky & Sweet Tour. The trek, prove? And where does a performer at the height
dragonflies. Her assistant — who spent about five whose European leg also marked the first all-stadi- of her profession go from here? As she settles into
years doing logistics for the Obama administration ums run of P!nk’s career, now sits just outside the what she hopes will be a year off (as long as her
— will likely pick you up in a golf cart and drive top 10 highest-grossing tours of all time, putting prolific writing and recording habits don’t get in
you across the 200-acre property. And when you the singer in the same class as The Rolling Stones, the way), she’ll give it some thought. But if there’s
finally get to P!nk’s house — so neatly tucked into U2 and AC/DC. Amid all that, she also found time one thing she knows by now, it’s that nothing in
a grapevine-covered hill that it’s almost shocking to record her eighth album, Hurts 2B Human, her career has ever precisely turned out the way
when you finally round a corner and see it — you which became her third consecutive No. 1 on the she planned.
may find her, as she was one balmy September af- Billboard 200 this spring. “This is the longest-running fluke in history,” she
ternoon, goofing around on her kitchen floor with That such milestones are arriving two decades says, her mouth curling into a mischievous smile.
her 2-year-old son, Jameson. into her career makes them even more unlikely. “And I’m into it.”
“Hey, can I have a kiss?” she asks the wriggling The singer born Alecia Beth Moore is neither a
toddler before getting up to greet me. P!nk’s a veteran act who debuted in the 1970s or ’80s —
hugger with a dimpled smile and silvery platinum she’s younger than almost every performer on the A string of photos of P!nk — from her bright-eyed
Peter Pan hair that is more iridescent in per- top 10 tours list — nor a newcomer enjoying early grade-school years to her fuchsia mohawk days —
son. Her home looks like a psychedelic Mexican success in an industry fraught with ageism and hangs over her kitchen table. It’s something her
restaurant, or, as she puts it later, “like Dr. Seuss sexism. On the Beautiful Trauma World Tour, kids put together for her surprise 40th birthday
threw up”: The walls are yellow and turquoise, the P!nk played roughly as many arena shows in New party a few days earlier, when Hart orchestrated

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pillows every other hue on the visible spectrum. York as, say, Ariana Grande will have by the end a sushi dinner and an outdoor viewing of Pretty in
Some Halloween decorations are up early, but it of her Sweetener World Tour. “I’m in that weird Pink, and she doesn’t have the heart to take it down.
can be hard to tell what’s seasonal and what’s per- in-between place, but I’ve always been in that The photos are a reminder of how many musical
manent; on her kitchen table lies a crystal ball and weird place,” says P!nk. (Literally: Her first band lives P!nk has lived in her career: the R&B trouble-
a half-burnt bundle of sage. She leads me over to a in high school was called Middleground.) “Even maker, the grungy rebel, the social commentator
lunch spread, retrieved from her favorite restau- when it was me, Britney, Christina and Jessica calling out “Stupid Girls” and George W. Bush, pop’s
rant in town, and opens a bottle Simpson, no one really knew patron saint of both misfits and cool moms.
of a biodynamic white wine that what to do with me.” When Davies took P!nk on as a client in 2001,
tastes sweet but looks, well, a little The fact that she is now outper- she was at a crossroads, eager to trade the Destiny’s
like urine. “It’s pretty funky and
weird,” she says, “but I like funky THE forming those artists by several
metrics, from her Billboard chart
Child-esque sounds of her debut for the angsty
pop-rock of that year’s blockbuster M!ssundaztood.
and weird.”
P!nk doesn’t like to talk about the
TEAM positions to the venues she plays,
may come as a surprise to some.
Davies, a mild-mannered Melbourne, Australia,
native with a sly sense of humor, was drawn to her
details of where she lives — after M A N AG E M E N T Before becoming one of the genre’s ambition and strong sense of self. His vision for her
all, getting a few hundred miles RDWM
most reliable and family-friendly (if focused on two goals: building her up as a touring
away from the fishbowl of Los Roger Davies, founder sometimes foulmouthed) enter- artist and developing an international fan base.
Angeles was the main reason she Dane Hoyt, day-to-day tainers, P!nk was the edgy enfant “Roger was one of the first to identify that you can
and her husband, former motocross manager terrible to those pop princesses. sell records and make a ton of money, but you’ll sell
racer Carey Hart, moved here in BONUS But it is also not a coincidence. The more records if you can tour effectively,” says Brad
2013 with their now-8-year-old MANAGEMENT story of P!nk’s touring life is the Wavra, P!nk’s North American promoter and senior
daughter, Willow. “I was like, ‘I Bill Buntain, president story of P!nk, intertwined with al- vp touring at Live Nation.
(tour coordinator)
want Willow to go to a school for most every aspect of her career. By At that point, P!nk hadn’t toured much, and what
hippies and be a naked farm kid LABEL honing a reputation for gravity-de- little she had done was limited to North America
climbing trees,’ ” she says. (Their RCA RECORDS fying spectacle and not competing and involved singing to a track. So, in accordance
precise whereabouts, however, ar- John Fleckenstein, for the role of reigning diva, she has with Davies’ plan, P!nk started playing club shows
co-president
en’t exactly unknown to those who become one of the most competi- and, later, festivals across Europe to generate buzz
Keith Naftaly,
follow P!nk’s second, semisecret tive overall artists of her graduating and highlight the old-school showmanship that
president of A&R
career as a winemaker, which she class. “I don’t think I would still set her apart from what was dominating MTV.
Wendy Goodman,
prefers to keep separate from music senior vp promotion have a career if I wasn’t good at In the early 2000s, “no pop artists were doing
so her bottles can stand on their touring because I’ve never won at festivals,” says John Fleckenstein, co-president of
PROMOTERS any other angle — I’ve never been
own merits.) RCA Records, P!nk’s label. “She played a rock show
Having a far-flung retreat like LIVE NATION the ‘it’ girl. I’ve never been selling doing pop songs. She put it in front of them in a way
Brad Wavra,
this has been particularly handy senior vp touring (North
perfumes or clothes or dolls,” says where they would say, ‘Wow, I never would have
lately: P!nk is unwinding here American promoter) P!nk, who will receive the Legend gone to a P!nk show, but she’s really good.’ ”
after the two most chaotic — and MARSHALL ARTS
of Live and tour of the year honors P!nk was willing to play anywhere, even if it
arguably most successful — years Barrie Marshall, founder at the 2019 Billboard Live Music meant downgrading venue sizes or paying her
of her life. In August, she wrapped (European promoter) Summit and Awards. “I have really dues as an opener long after many other artists
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Hakan Akkya jacket,


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Wardrobe bodysuit, House
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might agree to do so. By 2004, her early ground-


work abroad had paid off, as she headlined arenas
in Europe and Australia (see story, page 54) while
touring behind 2003’s hard rock-leaning Try This.
But after that album underperformed in the United
States, she kicked off her next North American
tour a few years later playing for audiences of
about 1,200 — one-tenth of some of her previous
European shows — at spots like the 9:30 Club in
Washington, D.C. “I didn’t care what it looked like,
I didn’t care what I was making, I wanted to play,”
she says. “Because you can play arenas and get used
to that, but can you play a club? Can you get back to
the roots of the sweat and the cigarette smoke and
fucking rock out?”

She credits an opening slot on Justin Timber-


lake’s 2007 arena tour with putting her back in
pop’s good graces and paving the way for her own
stateside arena shows in 2009. (“My first tour was
opening for *NSYNC — had the time of my fucking
life — and 10 tours later, I was opening for Justin,”
she recalls. “The day I saw him at rehearsals, I
was like, ‘Well, I’ve come a long way!’ ”) By then,
she had scored her first solo No. 1 on the Billboard
Hot 100 with 2008’s middle-fingers-up anthem “So
What.” She had also started flying through the air:
In 2004, after watching Cher’s dancers perform
on aerial silks during the icon’s Living Proof: The
Farewell Tour, she began working with aerialist
Dreya Weber (who helped choreograph the show)
to learn how to do the same. As a kid, P!nk spent
eight years doing gymnastics — “I got kicked out be-
cause I had a ‘nonteamlike attitude,’ ” she says with
an eyeroll — and this seemed like a way to fulfill her next-level baptism; and performing 200 feet off P!nk thinks that one day, she’ll take her high-wire
Olympic fantasies. “And then it just graduated into the ground on the side of a building for the 2017 act as far as it can go and have no choice but to scale
other things.” American Music Awards. And those are just the back. “What the fuck else can you do except light
Those “other things” have included strapping physical stunts, not counting the prop cars, giant yourself on fire?” she deadpans. (That point, says
herself into a harness and flying around venues at inflatables, pyrotechnics and interpretive dance Davies, is “probably at least 10 years away.”) And
a peak speed of about 40 feet per second, which routines — as well as an arsenal of top 20 hits and she knows there are P!nk haters out there who joke
she started doing in 2009 and reprised every night powerhouse vocals — that make her concerts and about her acrobatics, saying she relies on them as
of the Beautiful Trauma World Tour; drenching TV appearances must-sees. “There are very few a crutch (even though there are stripped-down,
herself in water and spinning high above the artists I stay till the end for,” says Wavra, “but I no-frills moments at her concerts, too). For now,
audience at the 2010 Grammy Awards in a kind of stay until the end for P!nk every night.” though, she likes zooming around venues, getting
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“My first concert was Billy Joel, and


my dream concert was Madonna,”
says P!nk. “She was an entertainer —
she wasn’t just a singer or a dancer.”

Piers Atkinson headpiece, Malcolm Mclaren


shirt, Calvin Klein tie, Brian Lichtenberg
bodysuit, Amiri shirt (around waist), Danskin
tights, Santee Alley earrings.

close to all of her fans — not just the ones who ing production value. “Roger and P!nk understand her mom made to take her to musicals in Philadel-
bought the pricier seats. “It makes it an experience what that last thousand seats could mean when phia. Now, before her shows, she spends her vocal
as opposed to a musical concert,” she says. “The you’re doing 180 shows.” Though her worldwide warmup time on Twitter reading about who’s com-
most important part of the show, no matter what, is average ticket price of $128.64 is, as P!nk puts it, ing to see her and what they might be celebrating —
if you can strip all the smoke and mirrors away and “still fucking expensive,” she says she has fought a reminder to give them their money’s worth.
sound good live. But, shit, when you can have the members of her team “very hard” to keep prices “I always tell people before we go out, ‘I don’t
smoke and mirrors I have, why not?” from reaching the higher numbers they could likely give a shit about the what, I don’t give a shit about
Her stage setup is designed “to maximize the charge. Growing up the unruly daughter of an ER the who, all I care about is the why — why we are
sellable seats,” says Wavra, which allows P!nk to nurse mother and Vietnam vet father in work- here and why we are doing this,’ ” she says. She
keep her ticket prices reasonable without sacrific- ing-class Doylestown, Pa., P!nk saw the sacrifices eases into an impromptu minispeech with an

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“The surprising thing about this


last tour was there were a lot
more straight men than I’ve ever
been used to,” says P!nk. “Maybe
they feel like I’m the best friend
from college or something?”

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almost trancelike intensity, staring out the kitchen of the album to coincide with its release.) He’s also she’d win two more in later years, but these were
window and tapping her knuckles on the table to confident she’ll over-index in the voice-activation her first solo nominations. “I was with Carey, and I
punctuate her sentences. “We are going to be con- space as Amazon devices and competitors become was holding on to his arm so fucking tight because
nected to ourselves and to each other. And we’re more common in homes, noting that P!nk is “one I wanted it so bad,” she says. But this was the year
going to connect to the fucking audience and the of those rare artists that appeal to the entire family, Norah Jones swept the Grammys with Come Away
one person whose life is going to change tonight. and that is a bull’s-eye for in-room playback.” With Me, and as Jones started to pick up what
Who’s going to feel like they have a place in the Still, she’s perhaps already well-equipped to would become an armful of trophies that night,
world. Like they belong. Like diversity is OK. Like transition to the streaming economy. P!nk’s albums P!nk began to break down.
being your true self is OK. Like being fucking loud have always covered diverse styles, but Hurts 2B Then, Robin Williams, who was sitting in front of
is OK. Like crying is OK. Like being not the best Human especially embraces the eclectic tastes of her, turned around “and launched into a 15-minute
but feeling great is OK. It’s all fucking OK. That’s the streaming era, touching on everything from stand-up routine for me,” she says. “He made fun of
what we do. That’s magic.” thumping dance-pop (the Cash Cash collaboration everybody that walked by. He was so compassionate

In April, while she was still on the road, P!nk


released her eighth album, Hurts 2B Human. Ar-
riving only 18 months after Beautiful Trauma, the
set marks the shortest time between albums in her
career. During down weeks between tour legs, she’d
pop over to L.A. for writing sessions. She turned
a room in her house into a makeshift studio and
invited singer-songwriter Wrabel to come work
with her. At first, P!nk thought she’d put out an EP,
but the number of songs kept climbing. “I just never
stopped writing,” she says.
Beautiful Trauma had marked a career-best
for P!nk, earning a higher-than-forecast 408,000 “Can We Pretend”) to rootsy piano ballads (the and lovely to me that it ended up being one of my
equivalent album units during its first week in 2017, Chris Stapleton duet “Love Me Anyway,” which favorite moments of my career. I was so glad I fuck-
according to Nielsen Music — at the time, the year’s RCA serviced to country radio in September). And ing lost. My Grammy would be sitting down at my
biggest debut from a female artist. That sizable sum while a team-up with an artist like Khalid on the guesthouse collecting dust, but I have the memory
was in part thanks to a concert ticket/album sale title track might resemble a label-orchestrated bid of Robin Williams being an amazing person.” This
redemption offer that included the cost of the CD in for new listeners, RCA chairman/CEO Peter Edge is the lesson she learned: If you spend all your time
the price of a ticket for the Beautiful Trauma World says it is P!nk asking for those sessions, not them: and energy trying to get to where you think you’re
Tour and allowed fans to redeem a copy. (Only “She said, ‘It’d be great to finish this with Khalid. supposed to be, you’ll never get to where you really
redeemed copies could count as sales.) With her Could you make an introduction?’ ” want to go.
tour winding down and no new dates for a similar P!nk relishes playing the role of studio den
bundle — and with little time for promotion on the mother to next-gen songwriting talent like Julia
road — P!nk’s team warned her not to expect Hurts Michaels and Wrabel, but she is often self-effacing P!nk once said she would stop touring once
2B Human to go No. 1. “Our whole conversation when she talks about her own contributions to the Willow was school-age. Seven years, two tours and
was, ‘Don’t beat yourself up if it doesn’t do as well industry, despite having her fingerprints all over one additional kid later, that clearly hasn’t hap-
as the last one,’ ” she recalls. popular music. With her open-veined songwriting pened yet. “There have been many times when I
Yet not only did it top the Billboard 200, fans and rebellious spirit, she became the 21st centu- have been sitting in the corner of arena bathrooms
bought it: Of the 115,000 equivalent album units it ry’s archetypal pop outsider, operating within the crying and saying to myself, ‘There’s a reason why
earned in its first week, 95,000 were album sales. top 40 machine on her own terms. And before women don’t do this, there’s a reason why moms
That ratio of sales to total units — about 83% — is today’s divas were naming names and airing their don’t do this,’ because it’s fucking impossible
unusually high compared with figures for other dirty laundry in song, P!nk was calling out L.A. at times,” she says. “The last couple of months,
chart-topping albums this year, especially so among Reid for wanting to change “everything” about her Willow was over it. She wants to be home and do
pop albums. It’s a reminder that performing to an (2001’s “Don’t Let Me Get Me”) and casting Hart in BMX and swim team and gymnastics and all the
arena every night is truly a great way to market new the video for the song inspired by their short-lived shit that an 8-year-old wants to do. So she was
music, but also that P!nk’s what-you-see-is-what- split (“So What”) while they were still separated. asking to go home, and that’s when I knew: From
you-get authenticity still resonates deeply. “She’s Yet if you ask P!nk about her own legacy, she’ll here on out, it changes.”
not trying to be a pop artist from 10, 15 years ago,” probably shrug it off like so: “People know me, and P!nk isn’t sure what her future touring life
says Fleckenstein. “And people are running along I have songs that people would recognize, [but] might look like. She’s open to a Las Vegas resi-
with her.” they’d recognize the song — they wouldn’t know dency, which offers an easy schedule for pop-star
P!nk has another theory as to why her fans still who sang it.” But now, with the No. 1 albums and parents and a stage production freed from touring
buy albums: “We’re old!” she says, chuckling. “Older the stadiums and the 2017 MTV Video Vanguard logistics. (On the European stadium leg of the
artists don’t stream.” She’s exaggerating, of course, Award, doesn’t she feel like she finally got invited to Beautiful Trauma World Tour, she had three dif-
but her management and label have thought care- the party? She shakes her head. “I was the kid who ferent versions of her stage show in circulation —
fully about how to ensure her place in an industry wasn’t invited over to anybody else’s house because one being broken down, one being set up and one
that’s moving further away from physical albums their parents hated me,” she says. “You grow up already in transit to another city.) “Think about
and even digital downloads. Before the release of with that fucking chip on your shoulder.” the show I could do in Vegas,” she says gleefully.
Beautiful Trauma, “We spent a lot of time making It’s not that she never craved the validation, how- On the other hand, she has heard that crowds
educational tours to the Spotify and Apple offices ever. She remembers the 2003 Grammys, when she in Vegas can be rough, and, besides, she loves to
to make sure they were aware of the potency of was up for two awards for M!ssundaztood and “Get travel: to find cool wine bars in far-off places, to
Alecia,” says Fleckenstein. (She later partnered with the Party Started.” She had already won a Gram- organize field trips with members of her roughly
Apple Music for a documentary about the making my as a part of the “Lady Marmalade” squad, and 150-person touring family on days off. “On the last

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ON TOP DOWN UNDER


How P!nk won scores of Aussie fans — and learned that an extended
stay halfway around the world pays dividends
tour we took everyone to this theme park in Stock-
holm; we do art nights,” says Davies. “That’s what BY ERIC FRANKENBERG

P
has made these long tours really enjoyable.”
P!nk is sure of one milestone that is no longer !nk vividly remembers nature that meshes well with the Group (which owns concert pro-
on her bucket list: playing the Super Bowl halftime one of the first times Aussie ethos.” moters including Frontier Touring
show. After singing the national anthem at the 2018 she played a show in Her 42 concerts in 2018 were Group). “A lot of acts go through
game, she was approached about the 2019 head- Australia. “You expect split among five cities in Australia here to South America; a lot of
lining slot, though it never came to fruition. Today, someone in the front row to be and two in New Zealand, with the acts come from Asia to here. It is
between the rampant social-media criticism that like, ‘Yeah, I love this song!’ ” she singer playing an average of six a lot easier to tour here than going
such large-scale performances invite (“Everybody recalls. “Instead they were like, arena shows in each. Her extend- country by country in Europe or
that does it gets so persecuted”) and the NFL’s ‘Tell them to turn your fucking ed stays in Oceania are especially Southeast Asia.”
treatment of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick microphone up!’ ” She was thrilled impressive given the limited route And while P!nk’s routes in the
following his protests of police brutality, the gig no to recognize kindred spirits in the that U.S. artists generally take region have focused on arenas
longer appeals. “I’d probably take a knee and get crowds. “I think they can smell across the continent, compared that typically top out at 15,000
carried out,” she says, echoing stars like Rihanna bullshit a mile away, and I’ve nev- with the relatively endless tickets, Elton John will play a mix
and Cardi B, who have turned down Super Bowl er handed them any,” she says. expanse of stops that the North of major markets and countryside
opportunities in solidarity with Kaepernick and Merely a few years later, in American market offers; P!nk towns when he travels there in
other players. 2009, her fan base Down Under played 46 shows in the United November for 40 dates (34 in
“They should give it to Janet Jackson,” she had grown so much that she be- States and Canada on the same Australia and six in New Zealand).
suggests. “That’s who should be doing the Super came the Brisbane Entertainment tour in 2018. (Because Australia
Bowl. There’s rumblings around J. Lo, Rihanna — Centre’s biggest-selling artist and New Zealand have a limited
they all deserve it. They should only give it, because ever, earning a unique honor from number of markets — and due to
of the controversy, to African-American or Latina the venue: a row of six toilets, the high costs of moving concert
women for a while.” (A few days after our conver- dubbed the “Pink Ladies.” productions across continents
sation, the NFL will announce Jennifer Lopez and Since then, P!nk’s touring — Australian ticket prices have
Shakira as the 2020 performers, the first since the presence in Australia and New historically been higher than their
NFL and JAY-Z announced a partnership in which Zealand has only grown. On her U.S. equivalents.)
the rapper will consult on live entertainment and latest worldwide trek, the Beau- The venues P!nk played in 2018
social-justice initiatives.) tiful Trauma World Tour in 2018, ranged in capacity from 7,548 in
There will definitely be many more albums: P!nk P!nk spent over two months in Brisbane to 37,470 in Dunedin,
says she owes RCA two more on her contract and Australia and New Zealand — New Zealand, the lone stadium
hopes to re-sign with the label afterward. While 42 shows. That’s a recent high on her Oceania sweep. Ultimate-
P!nk recorded Hurts 2B Human, she also linked for the region that only she has ly, she sold 559,361 tickets, 98%
up with singer-songwriter Dallas Green — who previously surpassed, with 46 of the total combined capacity.
records under the name City and Colour and with dates on the Truth About Love Her five headline tours have all
whom she has a side project called You+Me — and Tour in 2013-14 and an astound- taken place during the region’s
wrote several songs for their next, still unfinished ing 59 shows on her 2009 winter, ruling out open-air
release. But after that? “I always said I was going Funhouse Tour. And though stadiums but also ensuring less
to go out on top, so maybe this it.” She lets the her overall show count has competition, as the timing coin-
thought of touring retirement hang in the air for a decreased during her last three cides with the height of summer
long moment. “But then you look at Bette Midler, tours in the region, increased festival season stateside.
and you’re like, ‘She’s having so much fun, maybe ticket sales and prices (including P!nk is far from the only P!nk onstage at Perth Arena
in Australia in 2018.
I’ll never quit!’ ” She lets out a deep, staccato laugh. a recent $143.65 average for marquee star to have seized
“I’ve never had a plan. This was a dream that got Australia — significantly higher upon the market opportunity in Though his show count narrowly
away from me. I’ll do whatever. I’ll open for Justin than that of other visiting pop the region. Katy Perry played 25 falls behind P!nk’s, his potential
Timberlake again, I don’t give a shit.” tours) have continued to pump Australian shows on her 2014-15 grosses could be record-break-
For the time being, she’ll stick to shuttling Wil- up her grosses. Prismatic World Tour, planning ing, as he will cover a more even
low around to her various extracurriculars, getting According to Billboard Box- multiple concerts in Brisbane, mix of arenas and stadiums.
Jameson into preschool (“They’re going to call me: score, P!nk is the highest-grossing Sydney and Melbourne, much Overall, grosses in Oceania
‘Um, Mrs. Hart? Your son ate the school pet again. act of the 2010s in Oceania with like P!nk. In 2018, Ed Sheeran sold have increased tour-over-tour-
Can you come get him?’ ”) and appreciating what about $135 million — well above over 1 million tickets in Australia over-tour for P!nk, Sheeran and
most pop stars can only dream of: having time and the next-highest, Bruce Spring- on his record-setting ÷ (Divide) Swift, as well as a host of other
room to become her most realized self outside of steen, with around $85 million, Tour, earning $82.6 million from acts making extended visits to
her 20s — and proving that success and comfort in and vastly greater than any of 18 stadium shows. The same year, Australia and New Zealand.
your own skin aren’t mutually exclusive. the region’s homegrown stars. Taylor Swift prioritized Australia “Australian audiences appreciate
“I didn’t like 13. I don’t really remember digging That this particular artist has over a full-blown European tour, the tyranny of distance that artists
21. Thirty was kind of weird,” she reflects. “Forty found such astounding success grossing $27 million in five stadi- have to travel,” says Matthew
was the first birthday I’ve had where I’ve been like, halfway around the globe “is not ums across the continent on her Lazarus-Hall, senior vp Asia
‘Fuck yeah, this is awesome! Yes! I know exactly a fluke, nor a product of a market Reputation Stadium Tour. Pacific at AEG Presents. “There is
who I am!’ And now I can just chill out a little bit. change or quirk,” says Michael “The distance isn’t [considered] an affection or brand loyalty that
And then 60 is going to be like, ‘Fuck that, turn it Coppel, chairman of Live Nation as far as it used to be,” says vet- can be harnessed.”
back up.’ I’m going to be on roller skates, with fuck- Australasia. “There is an uncanny eran promoter Michael Gudinski,
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ing rollers in my hair, house plants everywhere.” synchronicity between P!nk’s per- chairman of Melbourne-based Additional reporting by Nolan
She pauses to glance up at the string of old photos, sonality and her outgoing, upfront entertainment agency Mushroom Feeney and Alexei Barrionuevo.
still hanging over her, then tilts her head back to
laugh one more time.

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Hootie’s
New
Heyday
A quarter century after their 21-times-platinum
debut, Hootie & The Blowfish are playing
some of their biggest concerts ever — in a
business that has completely changed

B Y N ATA L I E W E I N E R

OOTIE & THE BLOWFISH WOULD LIKE TO That’s not to say things haven’t changed. “It’s different than the

H make one thing clear: They never really “broke up.” A


turn that dramatic would have been fundamentally at
odds with the quartet’s image (though they’d likely be
old days,” says drummer Jim “Soni” Sonefeld. “When we went out
to do the first record, we just spent six weeks in Los Angeles, basi-
cally living at the studio. There wasn’t a worry in the world. Fast-
loathe to call it that) — four genial South Carolina guys forward to kids and life and everything ... to find even three or four
who stumbled into mega-stardom while playing music purely for the days to set aside was difficult.”
love of it, only quitting touring in 2008 when amphitheater gigs had Sitting in the corner of a London hotel bar, Rucker, Bryan,
shrunk into shows at casinos and 4-H Club fairs. Sonefeld and bassist Dean Felber riff on about how exactly it is that
They’re still really, genuinely friends, they insist, 34 years after they’ve stayed connected after all this time. It’s a few hours before
guitarist Mark Bryan first heard frontman Darius Rucker singing a one of the last shows of their 54-date Group Therapy Tour at the
Billy Joel song in the shared bathroom of their University of South city’s Eventim Apollo theater, better known as the Hammersmith
Carolina dormitory — longevity that’s almost as remarkable as re- Apollo; half-full glasses of beer, whiskey and water crowd the table.
leasing one of the 10 highest-selling albums in RIAA history. “The Blowfish Fantasy Football League has single-handedly kept us

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From left: Bryan, Rucker, Felber and


Sonefeld of Hootie & The Blowfish at
Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, S.C.,
on Sept. 13.

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together,” quips Sonefeld, 55. He’s only sort of kid-


ding: Every August, the band travels to Charleston
for its annual Homegrown Concert — a benefit for
South Carolina public schools — and gets in a little
early to make time for an in-person fantasy football
draft. The league includes members of the band’s
crew and staff, most of whom have been with the
group since its ’90s heyday.
“It’s one of those things that really does keep us
close,” says Rucker, 53 — who, in over two decades,
has never won the league championship. (Felber,
52, has won two titles; the majority has gone to the
crew.) “We’re all going to be there, we’re all going
to be talking trash. It might just be one day, but it’s
one day we have that’s not music and not anything
else — just us.”
As it happens, these regular guys — fantasy
sports woes and all — have rarely seen their stock
higher than it is in 2019, as they celebrate the 25th
anniversary of their double-diamond-certified
album, Cracked Rear View, with an international
tour and a forthcoming new release, Imperfect
Circle, out Nov. 1.
The Group Therapy Tour, which featured the
Barenaked Ladies as stateside support, was Hootie’s
first in 11 years, and it grossed over $42 million in
the United States, more than twice as much as its
next-biggest touring year, 1996. Even adjusting for From left: Rucker, Felber,
inflation, Group Therapy’s haul still marks a 43% Sonefeld and Bryan in 1992.
increase from the period when the band had three
top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 in one year.
That’s thanks to a higher ticket price, yes, but also
an average of 3,000 more tickets sold per show. In
the United Kingdom, where the group wrapped the
tour, its management told the band that demand bewildered, “I just went to the Darius Rucker show, Spalding, who co-manages the band with Chris Parr
was strong enough that it could book any venue the and all he did was play Hootie covers.” and had worked with Rucker on his solo career.
group performed at in the ’90s. Hootie wound up Most often, though, his fans’ response to the (Because the members didn’t have a team in place
doing seven dates, a testament to both its own lon- music that first made him famous was encouraging. when they decided on the tour, they linked up with
gevity and the steadily growing market for Ameri- “I’d be playing my songs, and then I’d go into ‘Time’ Rucker’s.) “We were tentative about where we were
can roots music in the United Kingdom. and watch people just freak out,” he says. “It always going to play. Some conversations were like, ‘We
“It has been a good year — a real good year,” says made me think, ‘Yeah, we can do this again.’ ” ought to put three [nights] on hold there.’ I’m like,
Bryan, 52, raising his eyebrows in disbelief. “The Once the band decided to launch a tour in 2018, ‘Maybe we ought to just put one on hold and hope
fact that we’ve gotten such a great reaction is sugar recording a new album — its first in 14 years — we sell that out.’ ”
on top because we didn’t have huge expectations.” seemed like a natural complement. Imperfect Circle Spalding and Creative Artists Agency’s Darin
“I really don’t remember ’95 and ’96,” says Rucker, was mostly recorded before the tour began, and it Murphy wondered whether Rucker’s success
who cops to the band’s hard-partying reputation in features songs co-written by new-school singer- helped or hindered a potential comeback. Did he
that period. “But I remember what it was like when songwriters like Chris Stapleton and Ed Sheeran keep the band relevant by playing its music dur-
we quit. Going back out again, we were scared.” — artists who have, in different ways, tapped into ing his sets, or sate the fans’ desire to hear the hits
“This isn’t where we left off in the States — play- Hootie’s legacy with earnest, guitar-driven (and live, making them less likely to go to a show? At one
ing amphitheaters was a distant memory,” adds massively successful) songs of their own. Sheryl point Rucker told Spalding, “If it’s not going to be
Sonefeld. “Not like we were sour over it, but it re- Crow, whose career has in many ways paralleled big, I don’t know that we should do it.”
ally makes you appreciate your career when you’re that of Hootie, sings backup. The band’s style ap- Yet it was clear the summer tour would be mas-
selling 22,000 seats in Wisconsin. Like, what the pears unchanged: bright, feel-good roots-rock. sive almost as soon as tickets went on sale — stra-
fuck is that?” “Most bands would put the record out, then go on tegically, right in the middle of the 2018 holiday
The band had discussed a reunion for years. The tour,” says Rucker. “But if we had put a record out season, following a reunion announcement in
members considered doing something for the 20th after not playing for so many years —” early December on NBC’s Today. Prices were set
anniversary of their debut, but the timing with “It would have been weird,” interjects Bryan. so that country fans, who are typically accustomed
their families and Rucker’s solo career just wasn’t “People would be like, ‘Why is there a new Hootie to less expensive concerts, would show up; the
quite right. But Rucker would almost always play record?’ ” concludes Rucker. “Now the conscious- fact that Hootie performances had become rare,
the Hootie hits in his sets, even as he cultivated an ness of Hootie is out there.” though, allowed prices to push slightly higher
increasingly separate audience in country music. He But even getting back on the road didn’t always than they might have otherwise, with the highest
recalls “one of the greatest things that’s ever hap- seem like a slam-dunk. “They were concerned about tier topping out at $129.50.
pened” to him: a seemingly clueless fan tweeting, doing well, as were we,” says Maverick’s Clarence “The amount of tickets we sold in that first wave

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“People love guitars, and country’s the


only place you can hear guitar. I never
thought rock’n’roll would be where it is
right now, to be honest.” — RUCKER

“Hope Big Brother’s not seeing that,” adds Rucker. ing “Drowning,” and feeling dismayed. He agrees,
“We’re a guilty pleasure band. Less so now, but at though, that things have deteriorated: “Back then,
one point we were. And that’s cool.” the racists wouldn’t come out and say, ‘Hey, here I
Hootie now occupies an anomalous cultural am.’ Now it’s like they’re loud and proud.”
space, residing on both Spotify’s Fresh Country and “From the other side,” Bryan chimes in, “not
All Out 90s playlists as once-severe critical backlash every Trump supporter is a racist.”
has receded into general warm nostalgia. The band Rucker looks at him, incredulous. “Really?” he
is seemingly at home in both realms, though the asks, laughing. “You’re really giving our friends a
two-pronged approach is still odd for the members lot of credit.”
themselves. “People love guitars, and country’s Since his country crossover, Rucker has become
the only place you can hear guitar,” says Rucker. “I one of what up until recently was a handful of
really never thought rock’n’roll would be where black country artists to achieve mainstream suc-
it is right now, to be honest. Hip-hop’s the new cess, turning him — unfairly — into a spokesman
rock’n’roll. If you would have told me this in the on the genre’s lack of diversity. “I do feel less alone
Cracked Rear View days, I wouldn’t have believed it.” now,” he says, pointing to the burgeoning country
“It’s like, we’re doing the same thing we always careers of Kane Brown and Jimmie Allen. “I didn’t
were,” says Bryan. “We’re just songwriters writing think I was going to change the culture, but if one
our songs and playing them, and then all of a person didn’t get their CD thrown away — actually
sudden they’re calling it country? That’s fine. It’s got listened to — because I had some success, then
just semantics.” I did something.”
There’s no question that Rucker’s success in There’s certainly a bigger chance that people,
country could make that transition easier, given including many of the critics who so relentlessly
the distinctiveness of his rich baritone. “Right derided the band when it first rose to fame, can
now they could play a new Hootie song on country see just what it was that Hootie was pushing for
of on-sales, in amphitheaters with shows six or radio, and if they didn’t say it was a Hootie song, with the benefit of 25 years of hindsight. Good
seven months away, was just ... whoa,” says Murphy. people would probably just think it was a new times and easy-to-love music, sure, but also an
“You usually expect to sell through the pavilion if Darius song,” says Murphy. incrementally more just and inclusive world for
it’s a hot show, but to get as far into the lawn as we But the album is still a bit of a puzzle for those everyone — black, white and otherwise. Though
did on most shows was pretty badass.” tasked with promotion because it’s so far outside audiences probably flocked to Hootie concerts in
“When the first ticket sales came out, we got a the current modes of pop and rock. “If you took droves to relive their youth, or to check out the
phone call like, ‘Hey, we want you to do another the hits off Cracked Rear View and put them out band they first heard on an episode of This Is Us or
night at the Garden,’ ” says Rucker. “That’s when today, there’s really no place for them,” says Spald- an I Heart the ’90s playlist, maybe there’s a chance
you’re like, ‘What?! Two freaking nights at fucking ing. “I always look at the Eagles. If those albums they’re hearing some of the songs with fresh ears.
Madison Square Garden, the most famous venue in came out today, where would they go? They would In any event, Rucker, Bryan, Felber and Sone-
the world?’ That was awesome.” be country.” feld say they’re only doing it for the fans — like the
Still, the result was more like a long overdue Cracked Rear View certainly stands apart from ones who packed the sold-out Apollo in London
victory lap than a money grab; there were plenty most current pop-country fodder, though, with its and stayed on their feet the whole time. The ones
of places, says Spalding, where the band could frank critiques of racism on songs like “Hold My who insisted on a several-minute-long standing
have added more shows but chose not to. “We just Hand” and particularly “Drowning,” which explic- ovation after the band merged “Only Wanna Be
wanted them to do really, really well and have itly called for the Confederate flag to be removed With You” and Kool & The Gang’s “Get Down On
fun,” he says. from the South Carolina statehouse. It” for a high-spirited encore. The ones who final-
Now that the tour is over and album promotion “I mean, this is 2019 and [Mississippi] still has it ly get to shed the band’s “guilty pleasure” status.
is kicking into gear, the band is confronting what in their flag,” says Rucker. “Those songs seem more “There’s nothing like hitting that opening chord
it means to still be the same Hootie in an entirely relevant right now, and that’s scary and sad.” Later to ‘Hold My Hand’ and listening to the crowd,”
different music industry. The group — which early that night, during the band’s show, he tries to get the says Rucker. “You can’t get that from any album
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on wanted to be just like R.E.M. and initially came crowd to chant “fight the power” after rapping the track. You get that from a song that’s changed
on the scene as a down-home, uplifting alternative iconic Public Enemy song. somebody’s life, changed the culture. I, for the life
to grunge — is signed to Capitol Records Nashville, a “If you want to write something timeless, write of me, don’t understand people who don’t want
country label. CDs — once the industry’s bread and about racism and political strife and cultural to play their hits. All the other stuff is fun for me,
butter — are virtually extinct. divides,” says Sonefeld. “It doesn’t seem like we’ve but I’m there to play ‘Let Her Cry’ and watch that
“Now you don’t have to be embarrassed going to a fixed any of that shit.” person with their boyfriend or girlfriend almost in
record store and picking it up,” jokes Sonefeld. “You Felber recalls seeing a man driving around in a tears because they’re so happy you’re playing that
just click it and look over your shoulder.” Jeep with a Confederate flag hanging off it, blast- fucking song.”

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ROY WOOD JR. IS


KEEPING IT FRESH
THE COMEDIAN RETURNS TO HOST THE
BILLBOARD LIVE MUSIC AWARDS
BY TAY LO R M I M S

OR THE SECOND longest farewell tour in the history of

F year in a row, stand-up


comic and The Daily
Show With Trevor Noah
farewell tours.

How do you feel about awards


correspondent Roy shows like the Grammys
Wood Jr. will host the Billboard Live asking musicians to host instead
Music Awards, honoring the stars and of comedians — or eliminating
industry powerhouses who — like him hosts all together?
— know there’s no substitute for A lot of people are scared of come-
putting in work on the road. dians because they think we’re all Wood onstage in
Chicago in 2018.
“Touring is the red blood cells of going to get onstage and say some-
the music industry,” says Wood, 40. thing crazy and make people angry.
“You can put out all the songs that you But I think that’s what comedians
want, but from a profitability stand- do. We bring an edge and something and meet the people. In New York or that for some money and a two-drink
point and an exposure standpoint, you fun to the show. That’s no disrespect L.A., even Chicago and San Francis- minimum, you get a reminder that
have to go out and press flesh.” to musicians. A lot of these hosts can co, there is a tendency to perform you’re not alone in this world.
Wood’s return to the ceremony, nail a joke. They are pretty damn within the bubble of your comfort,
which will take place Nov. 5 at the decent. I just don’t want the gig to go only performing at comedy clubs that In between taping segments for
Montage Hotel Beverly Hills in Cali- to Siri or Alexa. attract the type of people that you The Daily Show, you still regularly
fornia, comes on the heels of his one- know are going to agree with you. tour. Are audiences getting
hour special No One Loves You, which Who’s on your live-concert snippets from No One Loves You?
premiered in January and is Comedy bucket list? How do your jokes change from Once the material is on television,
Central’s highest-rated special of I would love to see André 3000 city to city? it is never spoken again. Any comic
2019, according to Nielsen. because he has been on this solo flute When you are on the road, it’s about worth his weight will hold the same
In addition to hosting the awards, tour for the past year. André 3000 just learning and understanding what it policy. My ideology is very much still
he’ll sit down earlier on Nov. 5 at the keeps popping up in random places takes to make them laugh in Colum- like the New York guys — you’ll get
Billboard Live Music Summit with playing the flute. It is the worst-pro- bus [Ohio] and getting the same laugh shamed by other comedians in the
deputy editor, digital Katie Atkinson moted tour of all time. If André 3000 in El Paso [Texas]. A great example is city if you dare to do something they
for a conversation discussing his said, “I’m playing a flute at Home Uber. You can do an Uber joke in Los have already seen you do on televi-
show Jefferson County Probation (in Depot this Thursday at 10 a.m.,” I Angeles and get an applause break, sion. I understand doing some hits
development at Comedy Central), the think it would be 80% presales and but if you do an Uber joke in Tulsa here and there, but you owe it to the
Daily Show’s 2020 election coverage 20% walk-up. [Okla.], it is not going to get the same people who came to see you to stay
and the state of live comedy. “I don’t laugh. It is not a commonplace ser- fresh.
care how many apps you have, I don’t You’ve been a touring comedian vice. In a way, Uber jokes are becom-
care how many streaming sites there since the beginning of your career. ing the new subway humor. Touring What’s inspiring your material
are,” he says, “there’s still value in How has that informed your com- helps get that out of your system. these days?
someone paying anywhere from $25 edy? My son is 3 now, so I talk a little bit
to $50, going out on a Friday night Touring is the most important part of How has the abundance of come- about potty training, and I talk about
and watching comedy.” the preparation for an hour special dy specials available on streaming how there are too many Democrats
on television. The night before I services changed the market for running for office. You can’t even re-
What can the touring industry taped No One Loves You, I performed live comedy? member them all. We are at the point
expect from you as host this time? at a small comedy club in Peoria, Ill., People say Netflix is saturating stand- in this election where every debate,
I think we’re going to discuss all of called the Jukebox. The thing about up with the volume of specials, but I you’ve got to take a podium away. If
the bodyguard fails this year. There New York and Los Angeles is they would argue that is what’s driving the you’re going to have 12 candidates,
needs to be an award for worst body- prepare you for the business side. popularity of the genre. I definitely there can only be 11 podiums. Every
guard. I want to know how someone Touring is what keeps you connected sell more tickets now than I did in debate will start with a sprint. It is
got close enough to Lady Gaga to to the consumer. It doesn’t matter 2017. As long as new comedy is being musical podiums. I know that Bernie
pick her up and then fell off the stage how big you are, sooner or later you put on television, there are people Sanders just had a heart attack, so the
GEORGE BURNS

with her. We also need to talk about got to get your ass on an airplane or who are going to want to go out. The sprint may not seem fair, but these are
Elton John, because this has to be the a bus and get out there, city by city, thing that makes comedy so special is the rules.

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From left: John,


P!nk, Sheeran, The
Rolling Stones’ Mick
Jagger and Keith
Richards, and Scott.

CONSOLIDATION NATION
AS TWO INDUSTRY GIANTS DOMINATE THE CONCERT BUSINESS, INDEPENDENT
PLAYERS FACE A TOUGH DECISION: PICK A SIDE, CHANGE COURSE OR LOSE OUT
BY DAV E B R O O KS

S THE LIVE MUSIC INDUSTRY in it to align with or be acquired by one of the The festival space, in turn, is increasingly viewed
enters the next decade, the road major promoters, or face an uncertain future in a as a launch point into the live music industry
forward looks bright: New markets world that is increasingly difficult for independents. because the barriers to entry into national touring
are opening around the globe, more “For years, Live Nation and AEG operated mostly or venue businesses are so high. The net result over
artists than ever are headlining in the arena and amphitheater space, but they’re the past few years has been a demand for festival
arenas and stadiums, and innovations in streaming increasingly expanding into smaller and smaller talent that is rapidly outpacing supply, a higher cost
and micro-targeting let marketers reach consumers venues and starting to compete with the club for said talent and a high percentage of low-margin
more efficiently. According to a recent Pricewater- business,” says Stephen Chilton, an independent events getting pushed out of business.
houseCoopers report, ticket sales will generate promoter and owner of Phoenix’s Rebel Lounge “The agents are riding the wave of high artist
over $25 billion by 2023. Artists like Elton John, who will be a panelist at the Billboard Live Music fees and getting really crazy money for their clients

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BTS and Travis Scott reported gross receipts north Summit (Nov. 5-6 at the Montage Beverly Hills in the short term, but in the long term they’re
of $50 million in 2018. And two acts wrapped in California), where P!nk will receive the Leg- reducing the number of promoters willing to write

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global outings this year that ranked among end of Live and tour of the year honors. The club big checks and reducing their own role in the busi-
Billboard Boxscore’s top 10 of all time: Ed Sheeran business, he explains, has for years operated like ness,” says Jim Cressman, a promoter with Invictus
and The Rolling Stones. an extension of the bar industry: Book exciting yet Entertainment who will speak on the summit’s
But with the uptick in revenue at the industry’s affordable talent, promote the show and maximize indie-promoters panel. “It’s going to be harder for
top tier also comes sweeping consolidation. The revenue with alcohol sales. But major promoters agents to justify their existence when the pool of
formation of the uneven duopoly of Live Nation now see that business serving “an A&R role that buyers has shrunk to two promoters who write a
and the smaller AEG, plus an industry shift toward had previously been done by record companies,” check for the entire tour.”
a flywheel business model, will, analysts say, says Chilton. He notes that Live Nation and AEG How agents’ roles change in the next decade will
further push touring into a two-sided environment. consider 250- to 1,000-capacity clubs a means to be an important topic at “Future Bosses: Meet the
In a flywheel model, concerts are essentially the identify and develop artists who will one day play Next Generation Leading Music’s Biggest Agen-
mechanism that increases all revenue sources larger venues, driving up the cost of talent. cies,” one of the many summit panels examining the
— in Live Nation’s case, sponsorships, ticket- “I decided early on to work with both [AEG and changing nature of the touring community. On the
ing, concessions and artist management — and Live Nation] and change my focus from being an festival front, Woodstock 50 architect Michael Lang
growth is amplified by constant acquisitions and expert on emerging acts to being an expert on the will look at his festival brand’s future after its can-
new markets. That’s a stark contrast from how Phoenix market and helping AEG and Live Nation cellation in 2019, while Coachella co-founder Paul
most independent promoters have powered their [determine] what will and won’t work,” he says. In Tollett will speak to its impending 20th anniversary.
businesses, typically focusing on two revenue the last decade, many promoters and venue own- Those conversations and panels with over 20 ex-
sources: ticket sales and rebates. Live Nation’s ers have faced similar choices — over 100 have ecutives and artists will help set the agenda for the
all-in strategy has completely recast the concert either sold to Live Nation or AEG, while a number live sector’s next decade and identify opportunities
landscape and will eventually force every business have simply closed. within a rapidly consolidating music business.

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MONTRÉAL
OLYMPIC
PARK
THE STADIUM

Discover past and upcoming events and artists at the Montreal Olympic Park,
including: an edgy pop singer, Latin superstar, famous family of singers, orchestra
conductor, ancient Egyptian opera singer, auto show, dirt bike event, team of gymnasts,
Hollywood film shoot, and visit from the pope.
To find out more about the Olympic Park and its lineup of indoor and outdoor events,
visit parcolympique.ca/en/plan-your-event.
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YOUR GUIDE AWARDS

TO THE SUMMIT
LEGEND OF LIVE and TOUR OF THE YEAR
Selected by Billboard staff
● P!nk

The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter will


accept the honors just weeks after wrapping her record-
breaking Beautiful Trauma World Tour.

ACROSS TWO DAYS OF PANEL DISCUSSIONS, TOUR OF THE SUMMER


ARTISTS AND INDUSTRY INNOVATORS Selected by Billboard staff
● Hootie & The Blowfish, Group Therapy Tour
WILL TACKLE EVERYTHING FROM LEGAL Darius Rucker, Mark Bryan, Dean Felber and Jim Sonefeld
CANNABIS’ PLACE AT CONCERTS TO SURVIVAL celebrate their triumphant return — to the road and to

STRATEGIES FOR INDIE PROMOTERS making music together — after a decade-plus hiatus.

WHILE HONORING THE PAST YEAR’S HIGH CHIP HOOPER AWARD FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
ACHIEVERS AND BIGGEST BOXSCORE Selected by a jury of industry peers and editorial staff

EARNERS (AT RIGHT)


● Sara Bollwinkel, agent, Paradigm Talent Agency

● Brittanie Delava, director of club and theater touring,

AEG Presents
● Chrissy Hall, director of concerts, Ryman Auditorium

PANEL HIGHLIGHTS ● Chris Jordan, agent, UTA

● Elena de Soto, talent buyer, The Masquerade

DAY 1: NOV. 5
TOP GROSSING TOUR
Based on grosses reported to Billboard Boxscore
● Metallica
The New VIP — How Record Demand Is Shaping Fan Experiences
● P!nk
(9 a.m.) Artists and touring shows are finding new ways to meet fan demands
● Ed Sheeran
for access and drive increasing value as prices rise. Brand partnerships
specialist, content strategist and journalist Andrew Hampp (who founded
TOP BOXSCORE
consultancy 1803 last year) chats with Joe Killian of marketing agency Killian +
The highest-grossing event of the year, as reported to
Company; Creative Artists Agency’s Allison McGregor; Paradigm vp tour
Billboard Boxscore
marketing Jessica Lawson; and American Express vp global brand experiences
● Spice Girls: Wembley Stadium, London; June 13-15
and partnerships Deborah Curtis.
● The Rolling Stones: Soldier Field, Chicago; June 21, 25
Cannabis 2.0: How Vape Hardware and Next-Gen Cannabis Tech Will
● The Rolling Stones: East Rutherford, N.J.; Aug. 1, 5
Change the Live Experience (3:45 p.m.) Billboard West Coast senior news
editor Colin Stutz moderates a discussion of recreational cannabis and CBD’s
TOP ARENA
rapid growth with Gopi Sangha of experiential agency CUSP; Double Barrel chief
Based on grosses reported to Billboard Boxscore
brand officer Ann Skalski; Gallery PR founder Sonia Hendrix; Cura Partners chief
● Madison Square Garden, New York
marketing officer Jason White; and Mario “Mr. Sherbinski” Guzman, founder of
● O2 Arena, London
the Sherbinskis cannabis brand and creator of the famed Gelato strain.
● T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
The Evolution of Chantel Jeffries (4:30 p.m.) Globally recognized DJ/
fashion entrepreneur Chantel Jeffries and her manager, Alexis Fleischer, sit with
TOP AGENCY
Billboard on-air host Chelsea Briggs to discuss her 2019 Chase the Summer tour
Based on the top 50 tour grosses reported to Billboard
and how she engages her 4.5 million Instagram followers by merging the worlds
Boxscore
of music, social media and brand power. Jeffries is also curating the soundtrack
● Creative Artists Agency
for the Billboard Live Music Summit.
● Paradigm Talent Agency

DAY 2: NOV. 6
● WME

TOP MANAGER
Selected by Billboard staff
StubHub’s Sukhinder Singh Cassidy in Conversation (11:15 a.m.) Tech
● Stuart Camp (Ed Sheeran)
veteran and StubHub president Cassidy speaks with Billboard senior director
● Danny Rukasin and Brandon Goodman (Billie Eilish)
of touring/live entertainment Dave Brooks in a wide-ranging discussion of the
● Joyce Smith (The Rolling Stones)
secondary market and the future of ticketing.
Inside the Cube With deadmau5 (4 p.m.) The electronic music pioneer
CONCERT MARKETING AND PROMOTION
takes fans on a tour of his home studio, discusses his long career and offers a
Selected by Billboard staff
look at his latest creation, the cube v3, in a keynote interview with Billboard
● Taylor Swift x Fuji Film Activation for the Reputation
dance director Katie Bain.
Stadium Tour
Femme It Forward Presents: Surviving, Thriving and Flipping the Script
● Uber Eats x Khalid x Billie Eilish Activation at South by
in a Male-Dominated Industry (4:30 p.m.) Live Nation Urban vp talent
Southwest
and touring Heather Lowery leads this frank discussion with panelists Danielle
● Verizon Up x Shawn Mendes x Camila Cabello
Madeira, vp special events at Bay Area promoter Another Planet Entertainment;
Customer Loyalty Promotion
Bianca C. Quesada, director of development at Live Nation Productions; Emagen
● Lane One x Jonas Brothers Upgrade Your Night
Entertainment Group partner Ebonie Ward; Ericka Coulter, Epic Records vp A&R
Promotion
and founder of The Basement; and Alex DePersia, executive event producer of
the inaugural Something in the Water festival.

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John at the Smoothie


King Center in New
TOURING RECAP / SEPTEMBER Orleans on Dec. 6, 2018.

Yellow Gets The Gold


One year into his massive Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, Elton John
brings in the trek’s biggest monthly gross to date
BY ERIC FRANKENBERG

S ELTON JOHN CONCLUDES THE FIRST City, Las Vegas and San Francisco on Sept. 8, 2018, it has grossed
of three scheduled years of his Farewell Yel- before hitting five Canadian dates in $229.6 million from over 1.7 million

A low Brick Road Tour, he returns to the peak of


Billboard’s Top Tours ranking with the highest-
Vancouver and Edmonton. Among
these anchor markets, his biggest
tickets worldwide, sending John’s
career-spanning grosses into the
grossing tour of September. engagement of the month was a stratosphere. John’s tours and residen-
John played 14 concerts during the month, double-header at the Tacoma Dome in cies have earned a reported $1.27 bil-
earning $28.9 million from 216,004 tickets, according to figures Tacoma, Wash. The Sept. 17-18 shows lion and sold 16.3 million tickets since
reported to Billboard Boxscore. Having snagged the top spot on the grossed $5.8 million, reaching No. 3 on the launch of Billboard Boxscore.
inaugural monthly report in February, he becomes the second artist the Top Boxscores chart and pushing Among solo artists, he ranks behind
to return to No. 1, after P!nk, who scored big in March and July. the arena to No. 4 on the Top Venues only Bruce Springsteen and Madonna.
The Jonas Brothers rise from No. 4 in August to No. 2, trailing (15,001-plus capacity) ranking — its The Top Boxscores and Top Venues
John with $26.9 million — a 3% decrease from August, despite a 7% best showing yet. Nearly the entirety charts run parallel, with September’s
increase in attendance. The sibling trio sold 256,167 tickets over 18 of John’s September shows appears on top two engagements — by Bruno Mars
shows, outselling John’s tour by more than 40,000 tickets. the Top Boxscores listing, with six of at No. 1 and Eric Clapton’s Crossroads
Following The Rolling Stones’ $94.5 million gross in August — seven engagements in the top 30. Guitar Festival at No. 2 — fueling the
the highest one-month gross since the Top Tours chart debuted None of these cities repeated from numbers for the highest-grossing
earlier this year — John’s smaller September earnings signal the the tour’s North American first leg, arena and theater. Mars’ seven-show
end of stadium tour season, which had sizable hauls from the though John’s two shows in San Fran- string from Sept. 3-14 ($9.8 million)
Stones, the Spice Girls and BTS. cisco ($4.4 million) improved upon the helped the Park Theater in Las Vegas
Still, John’s $28.9 million figure is the highest one-month total tour’s previous Bay Area best, a Jan. 18 become September’s top-grossing
so far for the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, surpassing the date in Oakland, Calif., that grossed venue (5,001-10,000 capacity); mean-
$28.5 million he earned in October 2018 (the tour’s second month). $2.1 million. Now, with 91 North while, Clapton’s festival ($6.4 million)
He has been a consistent presence on the Top Tours chart since — American shows completed (and many — which featured different performers
his September showing marked his fifth month in the top 10 and more to come in 2020), John’s exhaus- each night and last took place in 2013
sixth on the chart overall. tive coverage of the continent on this — helped make the American Airlines
After John earned nearly $50 million in Europe over the sum- tour is nothing short of remarkable. Center in Dallas the top-earning venue
mer, his 14-show sprint in September took him through Salt Lake Since the trek’s opening show of any size.

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Carrie Underwood
at The SSE Arena,
Wembley, in
London on July 4.

TOP TOURS
ARTIST TOTAL GROSS TOTAL NO. OF
All Promotions ATTENDEES SHOWS

1 ELTON JOHN $28,929,052 216,004 14

2 JONAS BROTHERS $26,892,494 256,167 18

3 JOHN MAYER $15,539,750 135,190 11

4 IRON MAIDEN $15,219,068 207,612 14

5 BACKSTREET BOYS $13,543,589 156,540 12

6 POST MALONE $12,488,682 109,851 8

7 FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE $12,165,176 178,943 10

8 CARRIE UNDERWOOD $11,638,100 164,995 13

9 JASON ALDEAN $11,554,012 167,424 11


TOP BOXSCORES
10 MALUMA $10,929,793 103,880 13

11 BRUNO MARS $9,787,031 36,630 7 ARTIST(S) TOTAL


GROSS
Venue ATTENDEES PROMOTER(S)
Ticket Prices
12 THOMAS RHETT $8,812,738 104,160 9 Date(s) No. of Shows

13 JOJO SIWA $8,608,938 156,863 19


BRUNO MARS $9,787,031 36,630 Live Nation
14 BILLY JOEL $7,590,047 55,165 2 1 Park Theater; Las Vegas
Sept. 3-4, 7, 9-10, 13-14
$550/$99.50 7

15 KHALID $7,011,564 122,030 13


ERIC CLAPTON’S CROSSROADS $6,355,535 24,853 Crossroads
16 ZAC BROWN BAND $6,545,442 115,889 6

17 TYLER, THE CREATOR $6,325,545 120,342 15


2 GUITAR FESTIVAL
American Airlines Center;
$500/$250/
$150/$75/$55
2 Concerts

Dallas
Sept. 20-21
18 HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH $5,868,166 73,742 6

19 MARK KNOPFLER $5,533,627 53,445 10


ELTON JOHN $5,833,950 38,728 AEG Presents
20 MADONNA $5,509,991 17,708 9 3 Tacoma Dome; Tacoma, Wash.
Sept. 17-18
$249.50/$59.50 2

21 SHAWN MENDES $5,391,782 70,938 3


MADONNA $5,509,991 17,708 Live Nation
22 CHAYANNE $4,640,736 48,501 9
4 BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Brooklyn
$757/$50 9

23 ANDRÉ RIEU $4,443,000 40,517 4 Sept. 17-19, 21-22, 24-26, 28

24 PEPE AGUILAR $4,403,690 43,865 5


ELTON JOHN $5,329,012 45,425 AEG Presents
25 ERIC CHURCH $4,391,689 53,507 5 5 Rogers Arena; Vancouver
Sept. 21-22, 24
$188/$52.37 3

26 LIZZO $4,276,914 86,173 16


BILLY JOEL $5,075,585 36,500 Live Nation
27 PHIL COLLINS $4,026,414 24,252 2

28 AEROSMITH $3,639,514 15,132 3


6 Fenway Park; Boston
Sept. 14
$159.50/$49.50 1

29 LUIS MIGUEL $3,616,074 15,163 4


IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL $4,633,025 26,750 IHeartRadio
30 BANDA MS $3,424,186 34,908 6
7 T-Mobile Arena; Las Vegas
Sept. 20-21
$822.50/$86.75 2

TOP PROMOTERS ELTON JOHN $4,596,868 31,274 AEG Presents

8 T-Mobile Arena; Las Vegas


Sept. 6-7
$249.50/$59.50 2

PROMOTER TOTAL GROSS TOTAL NO. OF


All Promotions ATTENDEES SHOWS

1 LIVE NATION $214,928,447 2,358,358 345 ANDRÉ RIEU $4,443,000 40,517 André Rieu
9 Movistar Arena; Bogotá, Colombia
Sept. 12-15
$224.51/$44.31 4 Productions,
Bizzaro
2 AEG PRESENTS $147,401,613 2,391,632 1,012

3 CÁRDENAS MARKETING NETWORK $18,763,809 185,956 25


JOHN: EMG/SHUTTERSTOCK. UNDERWOOD: JO HALE/REDFERNS/GETTY IMAGES.

ELTON JOHN $4,374,647 28,380 AEG Presents

4 CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT $17,620,439 109,340 44 10 Chase Center; San Francisco


Sept. 13, 15
$249.50/$59.50 2

5 OCESA-CIE $13,726,912 257,972 33


JOHN MAYER $3,989,471 31,068 Live Nation
6 ANOTHER PLANET ENTERTAINMENT $10,716,422 161,659 40
11 The Forum; Inglewood, Calif.
Sept. 13-14
$175/$59.50 2

7 IMP PRESENTS $6,037,588 115,644 52

8 NEDERLANDER CONCERTS $4,498,066 83,828 30 ELTON JOHN $3,776,139 27,870 AEG Presents

9 PHIL McINTYRE ENTERTAINMENTS $4,429,174 71,923 8


12 Honda Center; Anaheim, Calif.
Sept. 10-11
$249.50/$59.50 2 Laqui rae nam nonsedi
quatur voluptas dolescit
assum autas rehent.
10 MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL $4,267,776 19,864 4

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TOUR ING R EC A P / SEPTEMBER Rocks Amphitheatre in
Morrison, Colo., on July 2.

TOP BOXSCORES
ARTIST(S) TOTAL
GROSS
Venue ATTENDEES PROMOTER(S)
Ticket Prices
Date(s) No. of Shows

AEROSMITH $3,639,514 15,132 Live Nation,


13 Park Theater; Las Vegas
Sept. 21, 23, 28
$895/$75 3 MGM Resorts
International

SHAWN MENDES $3,443,823 50,722 Messina Touring


BEHIND THE BOXSCORE

ROCKS ON
14 Rogers Centre; Toronto
Sept. 6
$117.50/$67.50 1 Group/AEG
Presents

JONAS BROTHERS $3,426,657 30,605 Live Nation


15 United Center; Chicago
Sept. 19-20
$519.95/$25 2

Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre is wrapping


IRON MAIDEN $3,248,741 64,057 OCESA-CIE
up its most jam-packed concert season ever
16 Palacio de los Deportes;
Mexico City
$50.72 3

Sept. 27, 29-30 B Y TAY L O R M I M S

ELTON JOHN $3,216,169 30,806 AEG Presents


ONCERT SEASON FOR The roster of shows at Red Rocks is
17 Rogers Place; Edmonton, Alberta $169.31/$52.52 2
Sept. 27-28

POST MALONE $3,132,343 27,543 Live Nation


C Colorado’s Red Rocks Am-
phitheatre — the iconic
outdoor venue known for
very eclectic. Is that a reflection of
the venue or the Denver scene?
Probably a little bit of both. Denver
18 Xcel Energy Center; St. Paul, Minn.
Sept. 26-27
$113.76 2
its gorgeous views and natural rock is a terrific music city. It is in the
formations — typically runs from middle of the country, so from a
MUSE $3,032,640 30,600 SJM Concerts mid-April to October. But this year, it touring standpoint, if you’re headed
19 O2 Arena; London
Sept. 14-15
$155.34/$55.92 2
pushed its season into the early days to one of the coasts, it makes sense
of November to meet demand from to come through here. It is also a
MALUMA $2,920,507 25,364 Cárdenas artists, promoters and fans eager to relatively young town, and there is
20 The Forum; Inglewood, Calif.
Sept. 7-8
$1,008/$187/$107/
$67/$47
2 Marketing
Network
soak up the atmosphere. Deadmau5 a lot of money in the market. I don’t
closed out the 2019 season — which think we had a single show this year
ERIC CLAPTON $2,804,165 13,789 Live Nation had a record-breaking 171 shows — that struggled.
21 T-Mobile Arena; Las Vegas
Sept. 13
$750/$69 1 with back-to-back performances on
Nov. 1 and 2. Red Rocks has an open booking
HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH $2,799,039 32,179 Live Nation
“As long as the weather is good, policy. How does that affect who
you can do it,” says Brian Kitts, plays the venue?
22 Colonial Life Arena; Columbia, S.C.
Sept. 11-13
$129.50/$29.50 3
marketing and communications There is a bit of competition. It
director of Denver Arts and Venues, makes it available to not just the big-
ROD STEWART $2,746,785 19,602 AEG Presents,
the government agency that runs the ger promoters but also Christian pro-
23 The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Las Vegas
$250/$165/$99/
$69/$49
5 Caesars
Entertainment amphitheater. “Artists like dead- moters or public television stations
Sept. 18, 20-21, 24, 30 mau5 or the Wu-Tang Clan, who are that want to do concerts. The Colo-
playing on Halloween, are willing to rado Symphony is going to do four
DEF LEPPARD $2,637,634 15,931 Caesars
take a chance. There is a little bit of or five shows every year. We have
24 Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
Las Vegas
$257/$194/$162/
$122/$98
4 Entertainment,
Live Nation danger there.” Just ask Florence + prided ourselves on the diversity that
Sept. 1, 4, 6-7 The Machine, which encountered comes with being an open venue.
snowflakes during a May concert.
BILLY JOEL $2,514,462 18,665 MSG Live
But it’s a chance artists are willing How does a promoter get a show on
25 Madison Square Garden;
New York
$149.50/$65.50 1
to take to play what many consider a the lineup for the season?
Sept. 27
bucket-list venue. Nestled right above We’ve got a system where bookings
HUGH JACKMAN $2,485,787 27,080 TEG Dainty the small mountain town of Mor- are opened for the following year in
rison, Colo., Red Rocks reported 22 the spring. The day that happens,
26 Brisbane Entertainment Centre;
Brisbane, Australia
$113.02/$39.18 3
shows and brought in over $10 mil- there is a crush to get that month
Sept. 1-3
lion in ticket sales in September — booked, and then we roll into the
IRON MAIDEN $2,353,200 23,351 Live Nation
the second-highest-grossing run on next month. It is literally whose
27 Banc of California Stadium; $124.50/$44.50 1 Billboard Boxscore for venues with a email gets in first. Everyone is treated
Los Angeles capacity of 5,001-10,000. Kitts looks equally when it comes to rental.
Sept. 14
back on the season.
CHAYANNE $2,174,142 22,225 OCESA-CIE Red Rocks regulars say the best
28 Auditorio Citibanamex;
Monterrey, Mexico
$97.82 4 What were some of the highlights seats aren’t necessarily front-row.
Sept. 11-12, 18-19
this year? What’s the prime spot?
Billie Eilish set a record for being the There is not a terrible seat in the
PHIL COLLINS $2,141,989 13,561 Live Nation youngest artist to ever headline Red house, but about midway up, that’s
29 American Airlines Center;
Dallas
$275/$150/$90/
$50
1 Rocks. Then Diana Ross returned, rumored to be the best. If you’re sit-
Sept. 23 almost to the week, 50 years after she ting up a little bit higher, you get to
first played there. You get some real see the stage and the moon come up
LUIS MIGUEL $1,973,109 8,137 Caesars diversity between Billie Eilish at 17 or a thunderstorm roll across Den-
30 The Colosseum at Caesars Palace;
Las Vegas
$317/$225/$179/
$133/$64
2 Entertainment,
Live Nation
and Diana Ross at 75. And then you ver in the distance — I don’t know
Sept. 15-16 get regulars like Widespread Panic, of another place in the country that
who did their 60th show there. matches that.

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TOP VENUES
15,001 or More Capacity
VENUE TOTAL TOTAL NO. OF
Location GROSS ATTENDEES SHOWS

1 American Airlines Center $17,087,614 115,369 9


Dallas

2 Madison Square Garden $15,669,017 181,007 14


New York

3 T-Mobile Arena $12,133,781 78,082 6


Las Vegas

4 Tacoma Dome $9,496,566 78,796 5 Tyler, The Creator at


Tacoma, Wash. O2 Academy Brixton in
London on Sept. 17.
5 Chase Center $9,379,600 83,000 7
San Francisco

6 The Forum $8,213,457 75,122 6 5,001-10,000 Capacity


Inglewood, Calif.
VENUE TOTAL TOTAL NO. OF
7 Rogers Arena $6,803,412 59,966 4 Location GROSS ATTENDEES SHOWS
Vancouver
1 Park Theater $14,054,807 56,494 11
8 O2 Arena $6,731,934 103,691 13 Las Vegas
London
2 Red Rocks Amphitheatre $10,132,858 189,445 22
9 Xcel Energy Center $6,039,589 57,177 4 Morrison, Colo.
St. Paul, Minn.
3 Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood $7,107,655 46,427 12
10 AT&T Center $6,028,812 64,259 5 Las Vegas
San Antonio
4 Radio City Music Hall $4,949,247 70,182 13
New York

Lizzo at The Fillmore 5 Greek Theatre $4,218,418 75,219 15


New Orleans on Sept. 8. Los Angeles
Thomas Rhett in Nashville on
June 7. 6 The Anthem $4,183,777 77,701 21
Washington, D.C.

7 Mohegan Sun Arena $2,982,886 46,013 8


Uncasville, Conn.

8 Hearst Greek Theatre $2,638,540 46,245 8


ROCKS: JASON G. BAHR/GETTY IMAGES. CREATOR: RMV/SHUTTERSTOCK. LIZZO: ERIKA GOLDRING/GETTY IMAGES. RHETT: IMAGESPACE/SHUTTERSTOCK. MALUMA: JOHN PARRA/GETTY IMAGES. MAYER: PARAS GRIFFIN/GETTY IMAGES.

Berkeley, Calif.

9 Auditorio Nacional $2,426,691 73,994 7


Mexico City

10 Auditorio Citibanamex $2,239,269 24,116 5


Monterrey, Mexico

10,001-15,000 Capacity 5,000 or Less Capacity


VENUE TOTAL TOTAL NO. OF VENUE TOTAL TOTAL NO. OF
Location GROSS ATTENDEES SHOWS Location GROSS ATTENDEES SHOWS
Maluma in Miami on Oct. 11.
1 SSE Hydro $6,416,515 99,824 9 1 The Colosseum at Caesars Palace $8,627,547 47,040 12
Glasgow Las Vegas

2 Movistar Arena $4,443,000 40,517 4 2 BAM Howard Gilman Opera House $5,509,991 17,708 9
Bogotá, Colombia Brooklyn

3 Brisbane Entertainment Centre $3,715,704 42,284 5 3 The Mountain Winery $3,274,999 29,502 15
Brisbane, Australia Saratoga, Calif.

4 Infinite Energy Center $3,330,661 28,509 4 4 Santa Barbara Bowl $3,119,699 35,783 9
Duluth, Ga. Santa Barbara, Calif.

5 Mandalay Bay Events Center $3,037,064 21,705 3 5 Chicago Theatre $3,086,829 52,530 18
Las Vegas Chicago

6 Resch Center $2,311,421 23,019 3 6 Beacon Theatre $2,655,158 33,387 14


Green Bay, Wis. New York

7 Barclaycard Arena $2,125,692 30,449 6 7 Fox Theatre $2,068,192 35,588 11


Hamburg, Germany Atlanta
John Mayer in Atlanta on Aug. 11.
8 Van Andel Arena $1,998,189 22,052 3 8 The Showroom at The Flamingo $1,885,237 15,873 20
Grand Rapids, Mich. Las Vegas

9 Toyota Arena $1,923,724 27,231 5 9 Fox Theater $1,616,874 28,919 14


Ontario, Calif. Oakland, Calif.

10 Pechanga Arena San Diego $1,701,804 22,908 4 10 Express Live! $1,610,908 34,969 13
San Diego Columbus, Ohio

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THE WEEK’S MOST POPULAR ARTISTS ACROSS ALL GENRES, RANKED BY ALBUM AND TRACK SALES AS MEASURED BY NIELSEN MUSIC, RADIO AIRPLAY AUDIENCE IMPRESSIONS AS MEASURED BY NIELSEN MUSIC, STREAMING ACTIVITY DATA FROM ONLINE MUSIC SOURCES TRACKED BY NIELSEN MUSIC AND
FAN INTERACTION ON SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES AS COMPILED BY NEXT BIG SOUND. SEE CHARTS LEGEND ON BILLBOARD.COM/BIZ FOR COMPLETE RULES AND EXPLANATIONS. © 2019, PROMETHEUS GLOBAL MEDIA, LLC AND NIELSEN MUSIC, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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2 WKS. LAST THIS PEAK WKS. ON 2 WKS. LAST THIS PEAK WKS. ON
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1 #1 POST MALONE REPUBLIC 1 174 30 LIL TECCA GALACTIC/REPUBLIC 9 16


11 WKS

2 LIZZO NICE LIFE/ATLANTIC/AG 2 27 31 IMAGINE DRAGONS KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE/IGA 1 246


3 BILLIE EILISH DARKROOM/INTERSCOPE/IGA 1 61 32 TOOL TOOL DISSECTIONAL/VOLCANO/RCA 1 12 SELENA
4 YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN NEVER BROKE AGAIN/ATLANTIC/AG 2 65 33 ARIANA GRANDE REPUBLIC 1 246 GOMEZ
5 34
DABABY SOUTHCOAST/INTERSCOPE/IGA 2 28 KANE BROWN ZONE 4/RCA NASHVILLE/SMN 2 123
W
6 TAYLOR SWIFT 1 274 35 SAM SMITH 1 181
REPUBLIC CAPITOL
Selena Gomez
7 ED SHEERAN 1 272 36 JUICE WRLD 1 75
ATLANTIC/AG GRADE A/INTERSCOPE/IGA
reenters the
8 SUMMER WALKER 3 4 37 LIL BABY 8 76
LVRN/INTERSCOPE/IGA QUALITY CONTROL/MOTOWN/CAPITOL
Artist 100 at
9 BTS 1 159 38 LAUREN DAIGLE 3 86
BIGHIT ENTERTAINMENT CENTRICITY/CAPITOL CMG
No. 16, her highest
10 LUKE COMBS 2 138 39 CARDI B 1 119
RIVER HOUSE/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE/SMN THE KSR GROUP/ATLANTIC/AG
placement since
NOV. 11 KHALID RIGHT HAND/RCA 1 138 40 YOUNG THUG YOUNG STONER LIFE/300/ATLANTIC/AG 8 99
August 2017. Her
2 12 LEWIS CAPALDI 12 23 41 PANIC! AT THE DISCO 1 162
2019
VERTIGO/CAPITOL DCD2/FUELED BY RAMEN/EMG
two new singles
13 DRAKE 1 278 42 LIL TJAY 36 9
YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC COLUMBIA
arrive on Digital
14 ALTER BRIDGE 14 2 43 NF 1 87
NAPALM NF REAL MUSIC/CAROLINE
Song Sales: “Lose
15 JONAS BROTHERS 1 34 44 MARSHMELLO 4 106
REPUBLIC JOYTIME COLLECTIVE
You to Love Me,”
16 SELENA GOMEZ 2 207 45 SHAED 39 12
INTERSCOPE/IGA PHOTO FINISH
her second leader
17 TRAVIS SCOTT 1 181 46 CHRIS JANSON 39 21
CACTUS JACK/GRAND HUSTLE/EPIC WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WMN
on the list, and
18 CAMILA CABELLO 1 145
SYCO/EPIC
“Look at Her Now,”
19 LIL NAS X 3 32
COLUMBIA
at No. 12.
20 SHAWN MENDES ISLAND 1 246
21 MAROON 5 222/INTERSCOPE/IGA 1 278
22 THE BEATLES APPLE/CAPITOL/UME 3 101
23 HALSEY CAPITOL 1 202
COMPILED BY
SOCIAL DATA

24 DAN + SHAY WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WMN 11 100


25 SUPERM SM/CAPITOL 1 4
26 CHRIS BROWN CBE/RCA 1 226
27 QUEEN HOLLYWOOD 1 78 47 OLD DOMINION RCA NASHVILLE/SMN 10 140
SALES DATA COMPILED BY
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28 CODY JINKS LATE AUGUST 19 4 48 BLAKE SHELTON WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE/WMN 1 247

29 JUSTIN BIEBER SCHOOLBOY/RAYMOND BRAUN/DEF JAM 1 244 49 MEGAN THEE STALLION 1501 CERTIFIED/300/AG 34 19

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EMERGING ARTISTS
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THOMAS RHETT VALORY/BMLG 1 247 #1 NLE CHOPPA NO LOVE 1 35


7 WKS

TWENTY ONE PILOTS FUELED BY RAMEN/EMG 1 236 MATT STELL RECORDS/ARISTA NASHVILLE/SMN 2 15
G-EAZY G-EAZY/RVG/BPG/RCA 6 105 8 3 TONES AND I BAD BATCH/ELEKTRA/EMG 3 10
NORMANI KEEP COOL/RCA 22 59 TOMORROW X TOGETHER BIGHIT ENTERTAINMENT/REPUBLIC 1 25 clipping.,
GUNNA 10 34

BRUNO MARS
YOUNG STONER LIFE/300/AG

1 266
RODDY RICCH BIRD VISION/ATLANTIC/AG 4 45
keshi
ATLANTIC/AG PINKFONG 1 56
NLE CHOPPA NO LOVE 42 12 CITY GIRLS
SMART STUDY

QUALITY CONTROL/MOTOWN/CAPITOL 1 47
Debut
Experimental hip-hop trio
BAD BUNNY RIMAS 23 84 JIMMIE ALLEN STONEY CREEK/BMG/BBMG 3 63
clipping. (above) debuts at
MICHAEL JACKSON MJJ/EPIC 20 233 WATERPARKS HOPELESS 1 3 No. 13 on Emerging Artists
WALE 6 11 as the group’s third LP,
EVERY BLUE MOON/MAYBACH/WARNER BROS.
FOALS WARNER 1 2
There Existed an Addition
XXXTENTACION BAD VIBES FOREVER 1 114 YK OSIRIS DEF JAM 3 36 to Blood, arrives at No. 3
LYNYRD SKYNYRD BLACKBIRD PRODUCTION PARTNERS/LOUD & PROUD 40 76 on Heatseekers Albums
INGRID ANDRESS ATLANTIC/WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WMN 12 11
and No. 34 on Top Album
JASON ALDEAN MACON/BROKEN BOW/BBMG 1 256 CLIPPING. SUB POP 13 1 Sales with 2,000 copies
J BALVIN sold, according to Nielsen

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UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATINO/UMLE 16 92 RILEY GREEN BMLG 5 43
Music. The act comprises
ELTON JOHN MERCURY/ISLAND 11 29
LIL MOSEY INTERSCOPE/IGA 13 42 William Huston, Jonathan
P!NK RCA 1 175
MONSTA X STARSHIP ENTERTAINMENT 10 76
Snipes and Daveed Diggs,
the lattermost of whom

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METALLICA BLACKENED 2 221
9LOKKNINE 13 7

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YNM MELLY/300/AG won a Grammy Award and
A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE HIGHBRIDGE THE LABEL/ATLANTIC/AG 11 67 a Tony Award for his roles
LINDSAY ELL STONEY CREEK/BMG/BBMG 3 25
in the musical Hamilton.
J. COLE DREAMVILLE/ROC NATION/INTERSCOPE/IGA 1 179
GABBY BARRETT WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE/WMN 19 22 Plus, lo-fi hip-hop artist
JIMMY EAT WORLD EXOTIC LOCATION/RCA 64 2 keshi makes his Billboard
KESHI ISLAND 20 1
CHRIS STAPLETON MERCURY NASHVILLE/UMGN 1 209 chart debut, opening at
DANILEIGH DEF JAM 21 24 No. 20 on Emerging Artists,
DADDY YANKEE EL CARTEL/UMLE 19 92 as his new EP, Skeletons,
ALI GATIE LI$N/WARNER 9 19
MUSTARD 10 SUMMERS/INTERSCOPE/IGA 71 13 starts at No. 5 on Heat-
CALBOY PAPER GANG/POLO GROUNDS/RCA 3 46 seekers Albums (2,000
JON PARDI CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMGN 14 80 sold). —XANDER ZELLNER
THE MAGPIE SALUTE EAGLE/EAGLE ROCK 21 2
EMINEM SHADY/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE/IGA 1 278
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RECORDS/COLUMBIA 20 6
KEVIN GATES BREAD WINNERS’ ASSOCIATION/ATLANTIC/AG 5 60
DOMINIC FIKE SANDY BOYS/COLUMBIA 20 15
MATT STELL RECORDS/ARISTA NASHVILLE/SMN 63 9
LOVELYTHEBAND RED 1 83
MAREN MORRIS COLUMBIA NASHVILLE/SMN 10 136
RYAN HURD RCA NASHVILLE/SMN 27 14
MORGAN WALLEN BIG LOUD 34 35
NOV. VIDA BLUE KEYED/ATO 29 1
KATY PERRY CAPITOL 1 206
2 AMBJAAY COLUMBIA 17 18 CH A R T BE AT
COLE SWINDELL 8 154
WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE/WMN
2019 YELLA BEEZY YELLA BEEZY/HITCO 7 53
LADY GAGA INTERSCOPE/IGA 1 138
DJ REGARD MINISTRY OF SOUND/EPIC 30 6
GUCCI MANE GUWOP/ATLANTIC/AG 5 83
WAYV LABEL V 16 21
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE BMLG 1 273
BIG THIEF 4AD 4 4
SAWEETIE ICY/ARTISTRY WORLDWIDE/WARNER 44 15
CALUM SCOTT CAPITOL 4 78
5 SECONDS OF SUMMER 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER/INTERSCOPE/IGA 1 135
WHITE REAPER ELEKTRA/EMG 36 1
RUSSELL DICKERSON TRIPLE TIGERS/RED 69 21
MYKE TOWERS CASABLANCA/ONE WORLD/GLAD EMPIRE 35 6
SAM HUNT MCA NASHVILLE/UMGN 5 209 CARTERS’ BEST
GIDEON EQUAL VISION 38 1
The Carter Family, long revered
BLANCO BROWN TRAILERTRAPMUSIC/BMG/BBMG 23 20
SECH RICH 4 25 as “the first family of country
ELVIS PRESLEY RCA/LEGACY 20 57 music,” scores its highest
BATTLES WARP 40 1 career rank on a Billboard
LANA DEL REY POLYDOR/INTERSCOPE/IGA 2 60
chart (and first entry under
Y2K Y2K/COLUMBIA 22 18 such a billing since 1976) as
LUKE BRYAN CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMGN 1 273
Across Generations bows at
BBNO$ BBNO/COLUMBIA 21 18
CHRIS LANE BIG LOUD 62 13 No. 5 on Bluegrass Albums.
GOLDLINK SQUAAASH CLUB/RCA 4 58 The set blends five generations
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE RCA 1 187
of the family through virtual
BRANTLEY GILBERT VALORY/BMLG 3 60
THE HU ELEVEN SEVEN/E7LG 3 4 duets (thanks to original vocals
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SOCIAL DATA

EAGLES 10 53
ATEEZ KQ/RCA 19 10
ERC recordings), with fifth-gener-
SAGE THE GEMINI GLOBAL GEMINI/ATLANTIC/AG 34 3 ation members singing along-
AC/DC COLUMBIA 6 39 side their great-great-grand-
JOURNEY NOMOTA 55 35 ASHNIKKO DIGITAL PICNIC/WARNER 47 1 parents. —GARY TRUST

KENNY CHESNEY ABSOFACTO ABSOFACTO/ATLANTIC/AG 39 3


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BLUE CHAIR/WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WMN 1 173 Go to the Chart Beat section


AIRPLAY/STREAMING &

FUERZA REGIDA LUMBRE/RANCHO HUMILDE 22 16 of billboard.com for full charts


LAUV LAUV/AWAL-KOBALT 43 59 coverage.
YNW MELLY YNW MELLY/300/AG 35 18 BIA I AM OTHER/RCA 50 1

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NEVER BROKE AGAIN/ATLANTIC/AG 1 2 BIG LOUD 35 56


SUMMER WALKER Over It 2 3 MEEK MILL Championships 1 47
LVRN/INTERSCOPE/IGA MAYBACH/ATLANTIC/AG

DABABY KIRK 1 4 LUKE COMBS The Prequel (EP) 4 20


SOUTHCOAST/INTERSCOPE/IGA RIVER HOUSE/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE/SMN

TAYLOR SWIFT Lover 1 9 CHANCE THE RAPPER The Big Day 2 13


REPUBLIC CHANCE THE RAPPER

BILLIE EILISH 2 When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? 1 30 SOUNDTRACK 3 The Greatest Showman 1 98
DARKROOM/INTERSCOPE/IGA FOX/20TH CENTURY FOX/ATLANTIC/AG

YOUNG THUG So Much Fun 1 10 KENDRICK LAMAR 3 DAMN. 1 132


YOUNG STONER LIFE/300/ATLANTIC/AG TOP DAWG/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE/IGA

LIL TJAY
COLUMBIA
True 2 Myself 5 2 MELANIE MARTINEZ
ATLANTIC/AG
K-12 (Soundtrack) 3 7 Post
GUCCI MANE
GUWOP/ATLANTIC/AG
Woptober II 9 1 LIL UZI VERT
GENERATION NOW/ATLANTIC/AG
Luv Is Rage 2 1 113 Malone’s
CHRIS BROWN
CBE/RCA
Indigo 1 17 CHRIS STAPLETON
MERCURY NASHVILLE/UMGN
4 Traveller 1 215 Back At
LIL TECCA We Love You Tecca THE BEATLES 11
1
GALACTIC/REPUBLIC

LIZZO Cuz I Love You


4 8 APPLE/CAPITOL/UME

EMINEM 7 Curtain Call: The Hits


1 391
No. 1
NICE LIFE/ATLANTIC/AG 4 27 SHADY/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE/IGA 1 468
Post Malone’s Hol-
ED SHEERAN No.6 Collaborations Project 1 15 LADY GAGA & BRADLEY COOPER 2 A Star Is Born (Soundtrack) 1 55
ATLANTIC/AG INTERSCOPE/IGA lywood’s Bleeding
KEVIN GATES I’m Him CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL 10
Chronicle The 20 Greatest Hits becomes the first album
BREAD WINNERS’ ASSOCIATION/ATLANTIC/AG 4 4 FANTASY/CONCORD 22 442
released in 2019 to score
POST MALONE 3 beerbongs & bentleys 1 78 JOURNEY 15
Journey’s Greatest Hits 10 587
REPUBLIC COLUMBIA/LEGACY four weeks at No. 1 on
ALTER BRIDGE Walk The Sky TYLER, THE CREATOR IGOR the Billboard 200 as the
NAPALM 16 1 COLUMBIA 1 23
set climbs 2-1 on the
TRAVIS SCOTT 2 ASTROWORLD 1 64 LIL BABY & GUNNA Drip Harder 4 55
CACTUS JACK/GRAND HUSTLE/EPIC YOUNG STONER LIFE/300/QUALITY CONTROL/MOTOWN/AG/CAPITOL list. The album earned
LIL NAS X 7 (EP) LIZZO Coconut Oil (EP) 93,000 equivalent
COLUMBIA 2 18 NICE LIFE/ATLANTIC/AG 55 14
album units in the week
LUKE COMBS 2 This One’s For You 4 125 BAD BUNNY X 100PRE 11 44
RIVER HOUSE/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE/SMN RIMAS ending Oct. 24 (down
WALE Wow... That’s Crazy DRAKE Take Care 6%), according to Niel-

THE BILLBOARD 200 CHART R ANKS THE MOST POPUL AR ALBUMS OF THE WEEK, A S COMPILED BY NIEL SEN MUSIC, BA SED ON MULTI-ME TRIC CONSUMPTION (BLENDING TR ADITIONAL ALBUM SALES, TR ACK EQUIVALENT ALBUMS, AND STREAMING EQUIVALENT ALBUMS).
6
MAYBACH/WARNER 7 2 YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC 1 347
sen Music. Hollywood’s
LEWIS CAPALDI Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent 21 23 LANA DEL REY Norman Fucking Rockwell! 3 8
VERTIGO/CAPITOL POLYDOR/INTERSCOPE/IGA Bleeding spent its first
KHALID Free Spirit 1 29 DRAKE 6 Views 1 182 three weeks at No. 1
RIGHT HAND/RCA YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC
(charts dated Sept. 21-
DRAKE Scorpion 1 69 BILLY JOEL 3 The Essential Billy Joel 15 166
YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC COLUMBIA/LEGACY Oct. 5).
VARIOUS ARTISTS Quality Control: Control The Streets, Volume 2 2PAC 10
Greatest Hits Hollywood will likely
NOV. QUALITY CONTROL/MOTOWN/CAPITOL 3 10 AMARU/DEATH ROW/INTERSCOPE/UME 3 295
step aside on the next
2 QUEEN Greatest Hits Legend: The Best Of...
15
8
11 357 BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS 5 597
HOLLYWOOD TUFF GONG/ISLAND/UME chart (Nov. 9) as fore-
2019 NF
NF REAL MUSIC/CAROLINE
The Search 1 13 KASH DOLL
REPUBLIC
Stacked 76 1 casters expect Kanye
West’s Jesus Is King to
G-EAZY Scary Nights 27 1 FLEETWOOD MAC 20
Rumours 1 343
G-EAZY/RVG/BPG/RCA WARNER BROS./RHINO open at No. 1. If the set
THE BEATLES 12
Abbey Road 1 332 J BALVIN & BAD BUNNY Oasis 9 17 starts as expected, it
APPLE/CAPITOL/UME UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATINO/UMLE
will grant West his ninth
SUPERM SuperM: The 1st Mini Album (EP) 1 3 KANE BROWN Experiment 1 50
SM/CAPITOL ZONE 4/RCA NASHVILLE/SMN No. 1 and land him a pair
SHAWN MENDES Shawn Mendes 1 74 TRAVIS SCOTT Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight 1 164 of record-tying feats: He
ISLAND GRAND HUSTLE/EPIC
would match Eminem
DABABY Baby On Baby 7 34 MAREN MORRIS GIRL 4 33
SOUTHCOAST/INTERSCOPE/IGA COLUMBIA NASHVILLE/SMN for both the most con-
ELTON JOHN
ROCKET/ISLAND/UME
Diamonds 7 102 PS FRANK OCEAN
BOYS DON’T CRY
Blonde 1 150 secutive No. 1 albums
Stoney
(nine) and the most No. 1
POST MALONE 3
4 150 TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS 12
Greatest Hits 2 328
REPUBLIC MCA/GEFFEN/UME debuts in a row (nine).
MUSTARD Perfect Ten 8 17 BTS Map Of The Soul: PERSONA 1 24 Both Eminem and West
10 SUMMERS/INTERSCOPE/IGA BIGHIT ENTERTAINMENT

CODY JINKS The Wanting BECKY G Mala Santa


have had all of their
35 1 85 1
LATE AUGUST KEMOSABE/RCA/SONY MUSIC LATIN
charting albums, except
ARIANA GRANDE Thank U, Next 1 37 GUNNA Drip Or Drown 2 3 35 for their debut releases,
REPUBLIC YOUNG STONER LIFE/300/AG

JONAS BROTHERS Happiness Begins DRAKE More Life bow at No. 1.


REPUBLIC 1 20 YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC 1 136
—KEITH CAULFIELD
VARIOUS ARTISTS Dreamville & J. Cole: Revenge Of The Dreamers III 1 16 NIPSEY HUSSLE Victory Lap 2 40
DREAMVILLE/INTERSCOPE/IGA ALL MONEY IN NO MONEY OUT/ATLANTIC/AG

JUICE WRLD Goodbye & Good Riddance 4 75 MEGAN THEE STALLION Fever 10 23
GRADE A/INTERSCOPE/IGA 1501 CERTIFIED/300/AG

BILLIE EILISH Dont Smile At Me 14 96 JIMMY EAT WORLD Surviving 90 1


DARKROOM/INTERSCOPE/IGA EXOTIC LOCATION/RCA

ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST 6 Hamilton: An American Musical 3 213 IMAGINE DRAGONS 2 Evolve 2 122
HAMILTON UPTOWN/ATLANTIC/AG KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE/IGA

XXXTENTACION ? 1 84 21 SAVAGE I Am > I Was 1 44


BAD VIBES FOREVER SLAUGHTER GANG/EPIC

A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE Hoodie SZN 1 44 ELLA MAI Ella Mai 5 54


HIGHBRIDGE THE LABEL/ATLANTIC/AG 10 SUMMERS/INTERSCOPE/IGA

DAN + SHAY Dan + Shay 6 70 NF Perception 1 107


WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WMN NF REAL MUSIC/CAPITOL/CAROLINE

JUICE WRLD Death Race For Love 1 33 JAYDAYOUNGAN Misunderstood 43 2


GRADE A/INTERSCOPE/IGA ATLANTIC/AG

POLO G Die A Legend 6 20 PLAYBOI CARTI Die Lit 3 72


COLUMBIA AWGE/INTERSCOPE/IGA

ED SHEERAN 4 ÷ (Divide) 1 138 BRANTLEY GILBERT Fire & Brimstone 9 3


ATLANTIC/AG VALORY/BMLG

LAUREN DAIGLE Look Up Child 3 59 XXXTENTACION 17 2 113


CENTRICITY/12TONE BAD VIBES FOREVER/EMPIRE

GG TOOL
TOOL DISSECTIONAL/VOLCANO/RCA
Fear Inoculum 1 8 LIL WAYNE
YOUNG MONEY/REPUBLIC
Tha Carter V 1 56
COMPILED BY
SALES DATA

CARDI B 3 Invasion Of Privacy 1 81 PANIC! AT THE DISCO Pray For The Wicked 1 70
THE KSR GROUP/ATLANTIC/AG DCD2/FUELED BY RAMEN/EMG

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LAST THIS ARTIST CERTIFICATION Title PEAK WKS. ON LAST THIS ARTIST CERTIFICATION Title PEAK WKS. ON
WEEK WEEK IMPRINT/DISTRIBUTING LABEL IMPRINT/PROMOTION LABEL POS. CHART WEEK WEEK IMPRINT/DISTRIBUTING LABEL IMPRINT/PROMOTION LABEL POS. CHART

J. COLE 3 2014 Forest Hills Drive 1 255 YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN Until Death Call My Name 7 78
DREAMVILLE/ROC NATION/COLUMBIA NEVER BROKE AGAIN/ATLANTIC/AG

THOMAS RHETT Center Point Road 1 21 METRO BOOMIN Not All Heroes Wear Capes 1 51
VALORY/BMLG BOOMINATI/REPUBLIC

SOUNDTRACK 2 Moana 2 153 EMINEM Kamikaze 1 60


WALT DISNEY SHADY/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE/IGA

AC/DC 22
Back In Black 4 382 TAYLOR SWIFT 3 reputation 1 102
COLUMBIA/LEGACY BIG MACHINE/BMLG

THE WEEKND 3 Starboy 1 152 KANYE WEST The Life Of Pablo 1 150
XO/REPUBLIC G.O.O.D./DEF JAM

KANE BROWN Kane Brown 5 151 ILLENIUM Ascend 14 10


ZONE 4/RCA NASHVILLE/SMN ASTRALWERKS

KENDRICK LAMAR 3 good kid, m.A.A.d city IMAGINE DRAGONS 2 Night Visions
TOP DAWG/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE/IGA

TONES AND I
BAD BATCH/ELEKTRA/EMG
The Kids Are Coming
2

108
365

3
16 KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE/IGA

RODDY RICCH
BIRD VISION/ATLANTIC/AG
Feed Tha Streets II
2

67
369

49
DRAKE Care Package 1 12 ALTER BRIDGE BRUNO MARS 5 Doo-Wops & Hooligans 3 444
OVO SOUND/REPUBLIC ELEKTRA/EMG

CHRIS JANSON Real Friends Walk the Sky SOUNDTRACK Descendants 3


WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WMN 110 1 WALT DISNEY 7 12
GUNS N’ ROSES 5 Greatest Hits 3 491 ADELE 14
21 1 436
GEFFEN/UME The rock group nets its sixth XL/COLUMBIA

GREEN DAY Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band 39 18 top 20-charting set (22,000 equiva- TRIPPIE REDD ! 3 11
REPRISE/WARNER BROS. TENTHOUSAND PROJECTS
lent album units earned in the week
SZA Ctrl 3 124 CAMILA CABELLO Camila 1 93
TOP DAWG/RCA ending Oct. 24, according to Nielsen SYCO/EPIC

LIL DURK Love Songs 4 The Streets 2 4 12 Music) and leads both Top Rock DARYL HALL JOHN OATES The Very Best Of Daryl Hall John Oates 34 64
ALAMO/INTERSCOPE/IGA RCA/LEGACY
Albums and Hard Rock Albums.
H.E.R. H.E.R. 23 105 FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE Can’t Say I Ain’t Country 4 36
MBK/RCA BMLG

THE WEEKND 3 Beauty Behind The Madness 1 216 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH A Decade Of Destruction 29 91
XO/REPUBLIC PROSPECT PARK

MICHAEL JACKSON 33
Thriller 1 389 LIL BABY Street Gossip 2 47
EPIC/LEGACY QUALITY CONTROL/MOTOWN/CAPITOL

LIL BABY Harder Than Ever 3 75 MARSHMELLO Marshmello: Fortnite Extended Set 45 38
QUALITY CONTROL/MOTOWN/CAPITOL JOYTIME COLLECTIVE

ARIANA GRANDE Sweetener 1 62 RICK ROSS Port of Miami 2 2 11


REPUBLIC MAYBACH/EPIC

DJ KHALED Father Of Asahd YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN Realer

THE BILLBOARD 200 CHART R ANKS THE MOST POPUL AR ALBUMS OF THE WEEK, A S COMPILED BY NIEL SEN MUSIC, BA SED ON MULTI-ME TRIC CONSUMPTION (BLENDING TR ADITIONAL ALBUM SALES, TR ACK EQUIVALENT ALBUMS, AND STREAMING EQUIVALENT ALBUMS).
WE THE BEST/EPIC 2 23 NEVER BROKE AGAIN/ATLANTIC/AG 15 44
JASON ALDEAN Rearview Town 1 80 THE LUMINEERS III 2 6
MACON/BROKEN BOW/BMG/BBMG DUALTONE

FRANK SINATRA Ultimate Sinatra 32 81 STEVIE WONDER The Definitive Collection 35 79


FRANK SINATRA ENTERPRISES/CAPITOL/UME MOTOWN/UTV/UME

KACEY MUSGRAVES Golden Hour 4 62 JON PARDI California Sunrise 11 168


MCA NASHVILLE/UMGN CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMGN

BAZZI Cosmic 14 81 FRANK OCEAN Channel Orange 2 58


ZZZ/IAMCOSMIC/ATLANTIC/AG DEF JAM

TWENTY ONE PILOTS


FUELED BY RAMEN/EMG

MICHAEL JACKSON 4
Trench

The Essential Michael Jackson


2

31
53

300
49 MAROON 5
222/INTERSCOPE/IGA

TRIPPIE REDD
Red Pill Blues

A Love Letter To You 3


2

3
103

42
EPIC/LEGACY TENTHOUSAND PROJECTS

MAC MILLER Swimming TOOL NIRVANA 10


Nevermind
3 64 1 444
WARNER
Fear Inoculum SUB POP/DGC/GEFFEN/UME

JOJI BALLADS 1 3 51 MACHINE GUN KELLY Hotel Diablo 5 16


88RISING/12TONE EST19XX/BAD BOY/INTERSCOPE/IGA

TAYLOR SWIFT 9 1989 The set’s elaborate CD package SOUNDTRACK Aladdin (2019)
BIG MACHINE/BMLG 1 254 WALT DISNEY 6 22
was replenished at retail during the
THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. Greatest Hits 1 197 TYGA Legendary 17 17
BAD BOY/RHINO tracking week after effectively selling LAST KINGS/EMPIRE

KODAK BLACK Dying To Live out during its debut week. In turn, the BRUNO MARS 3 24K Magic
DOLLAZ N DEALZ/ATLANTIC/AG 1 45 ATLANTIC/AG 2 153
album moves 11,000 units (up 54%),
ZAC BROWN BAND Greatest Hits So Far... 20 234 HALSEY hopeless fountain kingdom 1 114
ROAR/SOUTHERN GROUND/ATLANTIC/AG with 8,000 of that sum in album sales ASTRALWERKS

JON PARDI Heartache Medication 11 4 (up 95%). QUEEN Bohemian Rhapsody (Soundtrack) 2 53
CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMGN HOLLYWOOD

BAZZI Soul Searching 20 11 BLAKE SHELTON Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits 5 167


IAMCOSMIC/ATLANTIC/AG WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WMN

TWENTY ONE PILOTS 4 Blurryface 1 232 THOMAS RHETT Life Changes 1 111
FUELED BY RAMEN/EMG VALORY/BMLG

MIGOS 2 Culture II 1 91 JAMES ARTHUR YOU 186 1


QUALITY CONTROL/MOTOWN/CAPITOL COLUMBIA

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS 2 Greatest Hits 18 228 YUNGBLUD The Underrated Youth (EP) 187 1
WARNER LOCOMOTION/GEFFEN/IGA

EAGLES 38
Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 1 297 YK OSIRIS The Golden Child 90 2
ASYLUM/ELEKTRA/RHINO DEF JAM

SAM SMITH 2 In The Lonely Hour 2 278 DANIEL CAESAR Freudian 25 92


CAPITOL GOLDEN CHILD

BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND 10


Greatest Hits 8 300 TAME IMPALA Currents 4 17
HIDEOUT/CAPITOL/UME MODULAR/INTERSCOPE/IGA

ED SHEERAN 4 x 1 279 LANA DEL REY Born To Die 2 331


ATLANTIC/AG POLYDOR/INTERSCOPE/IGA

ELVIS PRESLEY The Essential Elvis Presley 42 19 CHRIS BROWN 2 Heartbreak On A Full Moon 3 92
82
RCA/SONY STRATEGIC MARKETING GROUP/LEGACY RCA

YOUNG M.A Herstory In The Making 16 4 THE HIGHWOMEN The Highwomen 10 5


M.A MUSIC/3D LOW COUNTRY SOUND/ELEKTRA/EMG

LYNYRD SKYNYRD All Time Greatest Hits 56 74 KEY GLOCK & YOUNG DOLPH Dum And Dummer 8 13
MCA/GEFFEN/UME FRANK OCEAN PAPER ROUTE EMPIRE/EMPIRE

BRYSON TILLER 2 TRAPSOUL 8 197 Blonde ADELE 11


25 1 174
TRAPSOUL/RCA XL/COLUMBIA

YNW MELLY I Am You 20 42 THE ROLLING STONES 12


Hot Rocks 1964-1971 4 321
YNW MELLY/300/AG ABKCO
Buzz and publicity surrounding
SHAED MELT 147 4 Ocean’s new single, “DHL,” has DEF LEPPARD The Story So Far.The Best Of Def Leppard 101 4
PHOTO FINISH BLUDGEON RIFFOLA/MERCURY/UME

DRAKE 4 Nothing Was The Same helped drive interest in his previous IMAGINE DRAGONS Origins
YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC 1 308 KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE/IGA 2 50
albums: Blonde jumps 124-82 while
METALLICA 16
Metallica 1 545 NAV Bad Habits 1 30
BLACKENED/RHINO Channel Orange reenters at No. 174 XO/REPUBLIC
COMPILED BY
SALES DATA

RIHANNA 3 ANTI (both up 19%). TIM MCGRAW Number One Hits


WESTBURY ROAD/ROC NATION 1 195 CURB 27 144

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ALBUM SALES
TOP ALBUM SALES™ HEATSEEKERS ALBUMS™
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IMPRINT/DISTRIBUTING LABEL CHART IMPRINT/DISTRIBUTING LABEL CHART

#1 ALTER BRIDGE Walk The Sky 1 #1 YUNGBLUD The Underrated Youth (EP) 1
1 WK NAPALM 1 WK LOCOMOTION/GEFFEN/IGA

SUPERM SuperM: The 1st Mini Album (EP) ROB HALFORD Rob Halford With Family & Friends: Celestial 1
SM/CAPITOL 3 LEGACY

CODY JINKS The Wanting CLIPPING. There Existed An Addiction To Blood 1


LATE AUGUST 1 SUB POP

THE BEATLES 12
Abbey Road REFUSED War Music 1
APPLE/CAPITOL/UME
109 SPINEFARM

Skeletons (EP)
POST MALONE
REPUBLIC
Hollywood’s Bleeding 7 Holiday KESHI
ISLAND
1 Scaring Up
TOMORROW X TOGETHER The Dream Chapter: MAGIC 1
TAYLOR SWIFT
REPUBLIC
Lover 9 Tidings BIGHIT ENTERTAINMENT/REPUBLIC

THE MAGPIE SALUTE High Water II 1


Sales
TOOL Fear Inoculum 8 EAGLE/EAGLE ROCK
TOOL DISSECTIONAL/VOLCANO/RCA
If it’s October, then the VIDA BLUE Crossing Lines The soundtrack to the
BILLIE EILISH When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? KEYED/ATO
1
2
DARKROOM/INTERSCOPE/IGA
30 Christmas season has 2018 Halloween film
BIG THIEF Two Hands 2
JIMMY EAT WORLD Surviving officially begun — at 4AD reenters the charts
1
GG thanks to an expanded
EXOTIC LOCATION/RCA
least on the charts. Idina THE HU The Gereg 6
ELEVEN SEVEN/E7LG
G-EAZY Scary Nights 1 reissue and no fewer
G-EAZY/RVG/BPG/RCA Menzel’s second holiday WHITE REAPER You Deserve Love 1 than nine different vinyl
THE HIGHWOMEN The Highwomen effort, Christmas: A ELEKTRA/EMG

LOW COUNTRY SOUND/ELEKTRA/EMG 7 FLOATING POINTS Crush


Season of Love, debuts 1 versions of the set. The

TOP ALBUM SALES: THE WEEK’S TOP-SELLING ALBUMS ACROSS ALL GENRES, RANKED BY SALES DATA AS COMPILED BY NIELSEN MUSIC. HEATSEEKERS ALBUMS: THE WEEK’S TOP-SELLING ALBUMS BY NEW OR DEVELOPING ACTS, DEFINED AS THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER APPEARED IN THE TOP 100 OF THE BILLBOARD 200 OR THE TOP 10 OF TOP R&B/
HIP-HOP ALBUMS, TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS, TOP LATIN ALBUMS, CHRISTIAN ALBUMS OR GOSPEL ALBUMS. IF A TITLE REACHES ANY OF THOSE LEVELS, IT AND THE ACT’S SUBSEQUENT ALBUMS ARE THEN INELIGIBLE TO APPEAR ON HEATSEEKERS ALBUMS. TITLES ARE RANKED BY SALES DATA AS COMPILED BY NIELSEN MUSIC. VINYL ALBUMS: THE
PLUTO/NINJA TUNE
LIZZO Cuz I Love You 27 reissue, which contains
NICE LIFE/ATLANTIC/AG at No. 1 on Top Holiday FACE TO FACE Live In A Dive 1
FAT WRECK CHORDS
LAUREN DAIGLE Look Up Child Albums with 3,000 28 minutes of additional
59 PRISON Still Alive
CENTRICITY/12TONE
equivalent album units UNSIGNED & UNSTOPPABLE
1 score, was also available
ELTON JOHN Diamonds 78
ROCKET/ISLAND/UME earned in the week end- 1349 The Infernal Pathway 1 as a CD and digital
SEASON OF MIST
CHRIS JANSON Real Friends ing Oct. 24, according download. Combined,
WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WMN 1 SMOKE DZA & BENNY THE BUTCHER Statue Of Limitations (EP) 1
to Nielsen Music. (Most RFC/CINEMATIC all album formats sold
YUNGBLUD The Underrated Youth (EP) 1 CAROLINE POLACHEK Pang
LOCOMOTION/GEFFEN/IGA of that sum is in album PERPETUAL NOVICE
1 3,000 copies in the
BRANTLEY GILBERT Fire & Brimstone 3 sales.) The set, which KIM GORDON No Home Record week ending Oct. 24,
VALORY/BMLG MATADOR
2
features such guests as according to Nielsen

WEEK’S TOP-SELLING VINYL ALBUMS, RANKED BY SALES DATA AS COMPILED BY NIELSEN MUSIC. SEE CHARTS LEGEND ON BILLBOARD.COM/BIZ FOR COMPLETE RULES AND EXPLANATIONS. © 2019, PROMETHEUS GLOBAL MEDIA, LLC AND NIELSEN MUSIC, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
THIRD EYE BLIND Screamer 1 CAROLINE JONES Chasin’ Me (EP) 1
MEGA COLLIDER Ariana Grande and Billy MAILBOAT Music, with the vinyl
WATERPARKS Fandom Porter, also launches at GA-20 Lonely Soul 1 editions equaling a little
HOPELESS 2 KARMA CHIEF/COLEMINE
No. 24 on Top Album RAY ALDER What The Water Wants over 2,000 of that
THE COLLINGSWORTH FAMILY A True Family Christmas 1 INSIDEOUT/CENTURY MEDIA/RED
1
STOWTOWN/PLG
Sales. sum. On Vinyl Albums,
THE LUMINEERS III RIOT MUSIC TEAM League Of Legends: Selected Orchestral Works 1
6 Menzel’s first seasonal RIOT GAMES/IAM8BIT the soundtrack bows
DUALTONE
offering, 2014’s Holiday BLANCO BROWN Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs 2 at No. 3, while on the
QUEEN 8 Greatest Hits 302 TRAILERTRAPMUSIC/BMG/BBMG
NOV. HOLLYWOOD
Wishes, debuted at HIMESH PATEL Yesterday (Soundtrack) 16
Soundtracks chart, it
STURGILL SIMPSON SOUND & FURY
2 ELEKTRA/EMG 4 No. 1 on the Nov. 1, UNIVERSAL PICTURES/CAPITOL

BLACK PUMAS Black Pumas


places at No. 17.
2014-dated Top Holiday 11 Also on Soundtracks,
2019 IDINA MENZEL
SRV/DECCA/VLG
Christmas: A Season Of Love 1 ATO
Ben Platt’s four-song EP
Albums chart and
SOUNDTRACK Halloween (2018) (Expanded Edition) 4 has earned 511,000 of tunes from his Netflix
SACRED BONES
VINYL ALBUMS™ series, The Politician,
ROB HALFORD Rob Halford With Family & Friends: Celestial equivalent album units.
LEGACY 1 ARTIST CERTIFICATION Title WKS. ON
Elsewhere on Top Hol- IMPRINT/DISTRIBUTING LABEL CHART debuts at No. 20 with
SHERYL CROW Threads 7 3,000 equivalent album
VALORY/BMLG iday Albums, rocker Rob #1 THE BEATLES 12 Abbey Road
9 WKS APPLE/CAPITOL/UME
351
FOALS Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Part 2 Halford debuts at No. 4 units earned (2,000 in
WARNER 1 THE HIGHWOMEN The Highwomen
with Rob Halford With LOW COUNTRY SOUND/ELEKTRA/EMG
1 album sales). The set
SOUNDTRACK Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 259 includes covers of Joni
MARVEL/HOLLYWOOD Family & Friends: Celes- SOUNDTRACK Halloween (2018) (Expanded Edition) 4
SACRED BONES
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS 6 Purple tial (3,000 units). Other Mitchell’s “River” and
ATLANTIC/RHINO
65 BILLIE EILISH 2 When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? 30
rock acts to notch a DARKROOM/INTERSCOPE/IGA Billy Joel’s “Vienna.” —K.C.
BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND 10
Greatest Hits 304 TYLER, THE CREATOR IGOR
HIDEOUT/CAPITOL/UME top 10 on the traditional- COLUMBIA
3
CODY JINKS After The Fire 2 ly pop-filled tally include JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit 1
LATE AUGUST SOUTHEASTERN/THIRTY TIGERS
August Burns Red, Bad
METALLICA 16
Metallica 514 JIMMY EAT WORLD Surviving 1
BLACKENED/RHINO Religion, Cheap Trick EXOTIC LOCATION/RCA

CLIPPING. There Existed An Addiction To Blood 1 and Eric Clapton. QUEEN 8 Greatest Hits 76
SUB POP HOLLYWOOD
—KEITH CAULFIELD ALTER BRIDGE Walk The Sky
TYLER, THE CREATOR IGOR 7 1
COLUMBIA NAPALM

GUCCI MANE Woptober II JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT Here We Rest 1
GUWOP/ATLANTIC/AG 1 SOUTHEASTERN/THIRTY TIGERS

WILCO Ode To Joy SOUNDTRACK Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 202
DBPM 3 MARVEL/HOLLYWOOD

LIZZO Cuz I Love You 4


LYNYRD SKYNYRD Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour Lyve! 3 NICE LIFE/ATLANTIC/AG
CURTIS LOEW
VIDA BLUE Crossing Lines 1
BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS 15
Legend: The Best Of... 439 KEYED/ATO
TUFF GONG/ISLAND/UME
SOUNDTRACK The Lighthouse 1
FOR KING & COUNTRY Burn The Ships 21 A24 FILMS/MILAN/SACRED BONES
CURB-WORD/CURB
NIRVANA 5 MTV Unplugged In New York 5
LUKE COMBS 2 This One’s For You 116
DGC/GEFFEN/UME
RIVER HOUSE/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE/SMN
MICHAEL JACKSON 33 Thriller 151
EPIC/LEGACY
VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW That’s What I Call Music! 71 12
UNIVERSAL/SONY MUSIC/LEGACY
CLIPPING. There Existed An Addiction To Blood 1
SUB POP
ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST 6 Hamilton: An American Musical 212
HAMILTON UPTOWN/ATLANTIC/AG PINK FLOYD 15 The Dark Side Of The Moon 134
PINK FLOYD/LEGACY
QUEEN Bohemian Rhapsody (Soundtrack) 53
HOLLYWOOD FLEETWOOD MAC 20 Rumours 156
WARNER BROS./RHINO
ANTHONY BROWN & GROUP THERAPY 2econd Wind: Ready 1
KEY OF A/TYSCOT/FAIR TRADE/PLG WILCO Ode To Joy 3
DBPM
BILLIE EILISH Dont Smile At Me 42
DARKROOM/INTERSCOPE/IGA AMY WINEHOUSE 2 Back To Black 222
REPUBLIC
JETHRO TULL Stormwatch ... The 40th Anniversary Forced Edition 1 THE BEATLES 11 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
CHRYSALIS/PARLOPHONE/RHINO
APPLE/CAPITOL/UME
120
REFUSED War Music 1 BIG THIEF Two Hands
SALES DATA COMPILED BY

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AIRPLAY/STREAMING &

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BTS Map Of The Soul: PERSONA 28 BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS 15 Legend: The Best Of...
BIGHIT ENTERTAINMENT TUFF GONG/ISLAND/UME
227
FANTASIA Sketchbook 2 FOALS Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Part 2
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SOCIAL/STREAMING
SOCIAL 50™ STREAMING SONGS™
ARTIST WKS. ON TITLE Artist WKS. ON
IMPRINT/LABEL CHART IMPRINT/PROMOTION LABEL CHART

1 #1 BTS 159 #1 HIGHEST IN THE ROOM Travis Scott 3


150 WKS BIGHIT ENTERTAINMENT 3 WKS CACTUS JACK/GRAND HUSTLE/EPIC

2 SELENA GOMEZ 393 BANDIT Juice WRLD & YoungBoy Never Broke Again 3
INTERSCOPE/IGA GRADE A/INTERSCOPE

3 GOT7 114 RAN$OM Lil Tecca 20


JYP GALACTIC/REPUBLIC

4 MONSTA X 99 7 4 CIRCLES Post Malone 8


STARSHIP ENTERTAINMENT REPUBLIC

5 TOMORROW X TOGETHER 32 PANINI Lil Nas X 18


BIGHIT ENTERTAINMENT/REPUBLIC COLUMBIA

6 LAUV
LAUV/AWAL-KOBALT 3 West NO GUIDANCE
CBE/RCA
Chris Brown Feat. Drake 20

7 WAYV
LABEL V 35 Returns 6 7 OLD TOWN ROAD
COLUMBIA
Lil Nas X Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus 33

8 EXO SOMEONE YOU LOVED Lewis Capaldi


SM

ATEEZ
118
Thanks To VERTIGO/CAPITOL

SENORITA Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello


16

9 21 18
KQ/RCA

SEVENTEEN
PLEDIS/KAKAO M 123
King SYCO/ISLAND/EPIC/REPUBLIC

BAD GUY
DARKROOM/INTERSCOPE
Billie Eilish 30
ARIANA GRANDE Kanye West (above) TRUTH HURTS Lizzo
1 REPUBLIC 351 NICE LIFE/ATLANTIC 25
reenters the Social 50
RIHANNA 447 for the first time since 10,000 HOURS Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber 3
WESTBURY ROAD/ROC NATION WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WAR

HARRY STYLES January, at No. 30, after SUNFLOWER Post Malone & Swae Lee
ERSKINE/COLUMBIA 61 REPUBLIC 53
promoting his long-de-

COURTESY OF DEF JAM RECORDS


LADY GAGA 433 PLAYING GAMES Summer Walker 3
INTERSCOPE/IGA layed album Jesus Is LVRN/INTERSCOPE

LIL NAS X King, which was re- HOT Young Thug Feat. Gunna
COLUMBIA 33 YOUNG STONER LIFE/ATLANTIC/300 10
leased shortly after noon
GIRLS’ GENERATION 13 CAMELOT NLE Choppa 6
SM ET on Oct. 25. Accord- NLE CHOPPA/WARNER

NCT DREAM 44 ing to Next Big Sound, MEMORIES Maroon 5 3 CHARTS LEGEND
SM 222/INTERSCOPE
during the tracking

FACEBOOK; AND VIEWS TO AN ARTIST’S WIKIPEDIA PAGE, AS MEASURED BY NEXT BIG SOUND. STREAMING SONGS: THE WEEK’S TOP STREAMED RADIO SONGS AND ON-DEMAND SONGS AND VIDEOS ON LEADING ONLINE MUSIC SERVICES AS COMPILED BY NIELSEN MUSIC.
TWICE 73 BABY Lil Baby & DaBaby 14 Bullets indicate titles with
JYP week ending Oct. 24, QUALITY CONTROL/MOTOWN/CAPITOL
greatest weekly gains.

SOCIAL 50: THE WEEK’S MOST ACTIVE ARTISTS ON SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES BASED ON WEEKLY ADDITIONS OF FANS ACROSS FACEBOOK, TWITTER, YOUTUBE AND INSTAGRAM; REACTIONS AND CONVERSATIONS ACROSS TWITTER, YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM AND
BILLIE EILISH 66 West was mentioned BALLIN’ Mustard Feat. Roddy Ricch 6
DARKROOM/INTERSCOPE/IGA 10 SUMMERS/INTERSCOPE
ALBUM CHARTS
73,000 times on Twitter
JACKSON WANG 10 LOSE YOU TO LOVE ME Selena Gomez 1 Recording Industry Assn. of
MENG XIANG QIANG YIN and logged 147,000 INTERSCOPE
America (RIAA) certification
LOUIS TOMLINSON 117 reactions to his tweets. 223’S YNW Melly & 9lokknine 6 for physical shipments &
78/SYCO/ARISTA YNW MELLY/300
During the week, West digital downloads of 500,000
BLACKPINK 105 LONELY CHILD YoungBoy Never Broke Again 2 albums (Gold).
YG/INTERSCOPE/IGA posted on Twitter for the NEVER BROKE AGAIN/ATLANTIC

NU’EST GOODBYES Post Malone Feat. Young Thug RIAA certification for
PLEDIS/KAKAO M 29 first time since earlier in REPUBLIC 16 physical shipments & digital
DADDY YANKEE the year, announcing the MONEY IN THE GRAVE Drake Feat. Rick Ross downloads of 1 million units
EL CARTEL/UMLE 85 19 (Platinum). Numeral noted
album’s release and its OVO SOUND/REPUBLIC

SEE CHARTS LEGEND ON BILLBOARD.COM/BIZ FOR COMPLETE RULES AND EXPLANATIONS. ALL CHARTS © 2019, PROMETHEUS GLOBAL MEDIA, LLC AND NIELSEN MUSIC, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
with Platinum symbol indi-
SUPER JUNIOR 38 tracklist. BABY SHARK Pinkfong 52
SM SMART STUDY cates album’s multi-platinum
MARSHMELLO Meanwhile, BTS SUGE DaBaby level.
JOYTIME COLLECTIVE 126 SOUTHCOAST/INTERSCOPE 29
spends its 150th week RIAA certification for
SHAWN MENDES 253 atop the Social 50, mak- VIBEZ DaBaby 4 physical shipments & digital
ISLAND SOUTHCOAST/INTERSCOPE
downloads of 10 million
MILEY CYRUS ing the K-pop group just BOP DaBaby units (Diamond). Numeral
RCA 356 SOUTHCOAST/INTERSCOPE 4
the second act to reach noted with Diamond symbol
DAY6 11 MAKE NO SENSE YoungBoy Never Broke Again 2 indicates album’s multi-plat-
STUDIO J/JYP the milestone — Justin NEVER BROKE AGAIN/ATLANTIC
inum level.
KANYE WEST Bieber has ruled for 163 GOOD AS HELL Lizzo
122 4
NOV. G.O.O.D./DEF JAM
weeks. BTS has led the
NICE LIFE/ATLANTIC Latin albums certification
for physical shipments &
SUPERM SELF CONTROL YoungBoy Never Broke Again
2 SM/CAPITOL 6 chart every week since NEVER BROKE AGAIN/ATLANTIC 3 digital downloads of 30,000
units (Oro).
2019 DAVIDO
VMUSIC/RCA 3 the list dated July 29, F.N
COLUMBIA
Lil Tjay 4
Latin albums certification for
2017.
STRAY KIDS 57 HOT GIRL BUMMER blackbear 4 physical shipments & digital
JYP —KEVIN RUTHERFORD BEARTRAP/ALAMO/INTERSCOPE
downloads of 60,000 units
CARDI B 122 ON CHILL Wale Feat. Jeremih 8 (Platino). Numeral noted with
THE KSR GROUP/ATLANTIC/AG MAYBACH/WARNER
Platino symbol indicates
CAMILA CABELLO 166 TAKE WHAT YOU WANT Post Malone Feat. Ozzy Osbourne & Travis Scott 7 album’s multiplatinum level.
SYCO/EPIC REPUBLIC

JUSTIN BIEBER BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE Ed Sheeran Feat. Khalid D I G I TA L S O N G


SCHOOLBOY/RAYMOND BRAUN/DEF JAM 427 RIGHT HAND/ATLANTIC/RCA 17 SALES CHARTS
FIERSA BESARI 31 INTRO DaBaby 5 RIAA certification for
UNSIGNED SOUTHCOAST/INTERSCOPE
500,000 paid downloads
NCT 127 64 TRAMPOLINE SHAED 2 and on-demand streams
SM PHOTO FINISH/CAROLINE
where 100 streams equal 1
MEGAN THEE STALLION 29 WITHOUT ME Halsey 55 download (Gold).
1501 CERTIFIED/300/AG CAPITOL
RIAA certification for 1
WIZKID 3 DANCE MONKEY Tones And I 1
STAR BOY BAD BATCH/ELEKTRA/EMG million paid downloads and
on-demand streams where
SAAD LAMJARRED 1 LIGHTS UP Harry Styles 2
LUCKY LIGHT MOVIE MUSIC ERSKINE/COLUMBIA 100 streams equal 1 down-
load (Platinum). Numeral
ASTRO 55 THE GIT UP Blanco Brown 19 noted with Platinum symbol
INTERPARK TRAILERTRAPMUSIC/BMG/WHEELHOUSE/STONEY CREEK/BROKEN BOW/WARNER
indicates song’s multiplati-
LALI 131 POP OUT Polo G Feat. Lil Tjay 28 num level.
ARIOLA/SONY MUSIC ARGENTINA COLUMBIA

TAYLOR SWIFT 382 SICKO MODE Travis Scott 63 AWA R D S


REPUBLIC CACTUS JACK/GRAND HUSTLE/EPIC

VICTON ONE THING RIGHT Marshmello & Kane Brown PS (PaceSetter for largest %
PLAN A/KAKAO M 1 JOYTIME COLLECTIVE/RCA NASHVILLE/RCA 8 album sales gain)
COMPILED BY
SOCIAL DATA

X1 LUCID DREAMS Juice WRLD GG (Greatest Gainer for


STONE MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT 12 GRADE A/INTERSCOPE 56 largest volume gain)
PENTAGON WOW. Post Malone SAL (Sales Gainer)
CUBE/LOEN ENTERTAINMENT 23 REPUBLIC 44
AIR (Airplay Gainer)
DUA LIPA 90 ALL DAT Moneybagg Yo X Megan Thee Stallon 2 STM (Streaming Gainer)
WARNER N-LESS/INTERSCOPE
Publishing song index avail-
AB6IX RICH AS HELL YoungBoy Never Broke Again
STREAMING DATA

BRAND NEW 4 NEVER BROKE AGAIN/ATLANTIC 1 able on Billboard.com.


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SONGWRITERS & PRODUCERS HOT 100 SONGWRITERSTM


1 #1
4 WKS DABABY
HOT 100 PRODUCERSTM
1 #1
17 WKS LOUIS BELL
2 YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN 2 RICKY REED

3 LOUIS BELL 3 TMS


TIE 4 LIZZO 4 NICK MIRA
TIE 4 RICKY REED Rex 5 LONDON ON DA TRACK
TIE 6 POST MALONE Orange 6 SHELLBACK
TIE 6 BILLY WALSH County, 7 ANDREW WATT

8 TAYLOR SWIFT Kate Bush 8 WHEEZY

9 NICK MIRA
Bow 9 ILYA

10 MAX MARTIN English singer- 10 FINNEAS


songwriters Rex Orange
County (above) and Kate
Bush both debut on the
ROCK SONGWRITERSTM latest Rock Songwriters
ROCK PRODUCERSTM
ranking. The former
1 #1
2 WKS TYLER JOSEPH 1 #1
16 WKS JAKE SINCLAIR
arrives at No. 5 on the
2 SAM HOLLANDER strength of a pair of 2 JONAS JEBERG
entries on Hot Rock
3 JAKE SINCLAIR Songs (“Pluto Projector” 3 DILLON FRANCIS

4 BRENDON URIE at No. 10 and “10/10” at 4 TOOL


No. 17), while the latter
5 REX ORANGE COUNTY starts at No. 9 thanks 5 JOHN HILL
to Meg Myers’ cover
6 BEN BAPTIE 6 BUTCH WALKER
of Bush’s 1985 classic
7 GIRL IN RED “Running Up That Hill,” 7 MARILYN MANSON
which ranks at No. 18 on
8 SULLY ERNA
Hot Rock Songs.
TIE 8 PAUL MEANY

9 KATE BUSH Meanwhile, DaBaby TIE 8 TYLER JOSEPH


tallies his fourth week
10 LOLO atop Hot 100 Songwrit- 10 KOZ
ers, fueled by 10 titles on
the Billboard Hot 100,
while Louis Bell logs his
RAP SONGWRITERSTM 17th frame atop Hot 100 RAP PRODUCERSTM
Producers, powered
1 #1
1 WK YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN by seven production 1 #1
3 WKS NICK MIRA
2 NICK MIRA credits.
2 WHEEZY
—XANDER ZELLNER
3 DABABY
TIE 3 RICKY REED
4 WHEEZY
TIE 3 TELE
TIE 5 JESSE SAINT JOHN
TIE 5 DOT DA GENIUS
TIE 5 LIZZO
TIE 5 TAKE A DAYTRIP
TIE 5 RICKY REED
TIE 5 TELE 7 TAZ TAYLOR
NOV. 9 FRESHDUZIT
TIE 9 LIL TECCA
2
2019 TIE 9 TAZ TAYLOR 10 LONDON ON DA TRACK

The top songwriters and producers on the Billboard Hot 100 and selective genre songs charts that utilize the Hot 100 formula (blending streaming, airplay and download sales data) for the charts dated Nov. 2, 2019. Rankings are
based on accumulated weekly points for all charted songs — on the specified chart for the week — on which a songwriter or producer is credited. If a song is written or produced by more than one person, points are divided
equally among all credited parties.

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POP/RHYTHMIC/ADULT
RADIO SONGS™ MAINSTREAM TOP 40™ RHYTHMIC™
TITLE Artist WKS. ON TITLE Artist WKS. ON TITLE Artist WKS. ON
IMPRINT/PROMOTION LABEL CHART IMPRINT/PROMOTION LABEL CHART IMPRINT/PROMOTION LABEL CHART

#1
6 WKS
TRUTH HURTS
NICE LIFE/ATLANTIC
Lizzo 19 1 #1
2 WKS
SOMEONE YOU LOVED
VERTIGO/CAPITOL
Lewis Capaldi 19 #1
1 WK
PANINI
COLUMBIA
Lil Nas X 16
SOMEONE YOU LOVED
VERTIGO/CAPITOL
Lewis Capaldi 16 2 TRUTH HURTS
NICE LIFE/ATLANTIC
Lizzo 22 NO GUIDANCE
CBE/RCA
Chris Brown Feat. Drake 20
SENORITA Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
SYCO/ISLAND/EPIC/REPUBLIC
17 3 SENORITA Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
SYCO/ISLAND/EPIC/REPUBLIC
19 TRUTH HURTS
NICE LIFE/ATLANTIC
Lizzo 23
I DON’T CARE Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber 25 CIRCLES Post Malone 9 HOT GIRL SUMMER Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign 11
SCHOOLBOY/RAYMOND BRAUN/ATLANTIC/DEF JAM REPUBLIC 1501 CERTIFIED/300

CIRCLES Post Malone 7 ONLY HUMAN Jonas Brothers 17 RAN$OM Lil Tecca 16
REPUBLIC REPUBLIC GALACTIC/REPUBLIC

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE Ed Sheeran Feat. Khalid 14 BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE Ed Sheeran Feat. Khalid 17 ON CHILL Wale Feat. Jeremih 9
RIGHT HAND/ATLANTIC/RCA RIGHT HAND/ATLANTIC/RCA MAYBACH/WARNER

ONLY HUMAN Jonas Brothers 13 TRAMPOLINE SHAED 21 MY TYPE Saweetie 21


REPUBLIC PHOTO FINISH/CAROLINE ICY/ARTISTRY WORLDWIDE/WARNER

SUCKER
REPUBLIC
Jonas Brothers 34 8 GOOD AS HELL
NICE LIFE/ATLANTIC
Lizzo 7 ENEMIES
REPUBLIC
Post Malone Feat. DaBaby 6
NO GUIDANCE
CBE/RCA
Chris Brown Feat. Drake 18 9 GOODBYES
REPUBLIC
Post Malone Feat. Young Thug 17 WISH WISH
WE THE BEST/EPIC
DJ Khaled Feat. Cardi B & 21 Savage 11
TRAMPOLINE SHAED 17 I DON’T CARE Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber 25 TIME NF 14
PHOTO FINISH/CAROLINE SCHOOLBOY/RAYMOND BRAUN/ATLANTIC/DEF JAM NF REAL MUSIC/CAROLINE

TALK Khalid 29 HOW DO YOU SLEEP? Sam Smith 14 MONEY IN THE GRAVE Drake Feat. Rick Ross 19
RIGHT HAND/RCA CAPITOL OVO SOUND/REPUBLIC

GOOD AS HELL Lizzo 4 BAD GUY Billie Eilish 28 HEAT Chris Brown Feat. Gunna 8
NICE LIFE/ATLANTIC DARKROOM/INTERSCOPE CBE/RCA

RECEIVING WIDESPREAD AIRPLAY AND/OR SALES ACTIVITY FOR THE FIRST TIME. STATIONS ARE ELECTRONICALLY MONITORED 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK. SEE CHARTS LEGEND ON BILLBOARD.COM/BIZ FOR COMPLETE RULES AND EXPLANATIONS. ALL CHARTS © 2019, PROMETHEUS GLOBAL MEDIA, LLC AND NIELSEN MUSIC, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
POP/RHYTHMIC/ADULT: THE WEEK’S MOST POPULAR CURRENT SONGS AT MAINSTREAM TOP 40, RHYTHMIC, ADULT CONTEMPORARY AND ADULT TOP 40 FORMATS, RESPECTIVELY, RANKED BY RADIO AIRPLAY DETECTIONS, AS MEASURED BY NIELSEN MUSIC. SONGS ARE DEFINED AS CURRENT IF THEY ARE RELATIVELY RECENTLY-RELEASED TITLES, OR SONGS
BAD GUY Billie Eilish 24 TIME NF 13 GOODBYES Post Malone Feat. Young Thug 17
DARKROOM/INTERSCOPE NF REAL MUSIC/CAROLINE REPUBLIC

DANCING WITH A STRANGER Sam Smith & Normani 39 MEMORIES Maroon 5 6 GG HIGHEST IN THE ROOM Travis Scott 3

RADIO SONGS: THE WEEK’S MOST POPULAR SONGS, RANKED BY RADIO AIRPLAY AUDIENCE IMPRESSIONS AS MEASURED BY NIELSEN MUSIC. STATIONS ARE ELECTRONICALLY MONITORED 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK. DIGITAL SONG SALES: THE WEEK’S TOP-DOWNLOADED SONGS, RANKED BY SALES DATA AS COMPILED BY NIELSEN MUSIC.
CAPITOL 222/INTERSCOPE CACTUS JACK/GRAND HUSTLE/EPIC

GOODBYES Post Malone Feat. Young Thug 16 GRAVEYARD Halsey 6 LEAVE EM ALONE Layton Greene, Lil Baby, City Girls & PnB Rock 9
REPUBLIC CAPITOL QUALITY CONTROL/MOTOWN/CAPITOL

MEMORIES Maroon 5 4 PANINI Lil Nas X 14 GOOD AS HELL Lizzo 6


222/INTERSCOPE COLUMBIA NICE LIFE/ATLANTIC

PANINI Lil Nas X 6 LIAR Camila Cabello 8 BABY SITTER DaBaby Feat. Offset 10
COLUMBIA SYCO/EPIC SOUTHCOAST/INTERSCOPE

HOW DO YOU SLEEP? Sam Smith 12 MOTIVATION Normani 10 CIRCLES Post Malone 8
CAPITOL KEEP COOL/RCA REPUBLIC

LOVE YOU TOO LATE Cole Swindell 12 LOVER Taylor Swift 8 BALLIN’ Mustard Feat. Roddy Ricch 9
WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WMN REPUBLIC 10 SUMMERS/INTERSCOPE

ON CHILL Wale Feat. Jeremih 7 ONE THING RIGHT Marshmello & Kane Brown 15 WRITING ON THE WALL French Montana Feat. Post Malone, Cardi B & Rvssian 4
MAYBACH/WARNER JOYTIME COLLECTIVE/RCA NASHVILLE/RCA BAD BOY/EPIC

10,000 HOURS Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber 2 10,000 HOURS Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber 3 JUICY Doja Cat & Tyga 5
WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WMN/WARNER WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WARNER KEMOSABE/RCA

HOT GIRL SUMMER Megan Thee Stallion, Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign 10 DON’T CALL ME ANGEL Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey 6 EASY DaniLeigh Feat. Chris Brown 11
1501 CERTIFIED/300 REPUBLIC DEF JAM

GOOD VIBES Chris Janson 10 NICE TO MEET YA Niall Horan 4 RNP YBN Cordae Feat. Anderson .Paak 7
WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WAR NEON HAZE/CAPITOL ART@WAR/ATLANTIC

PRAYED FOR YOU Matt Stell 10 ALL THE GOOD GIRLS GO TO HELL Billie Eilish 3 RIGHT BACK Khalid Feat. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie 12
WIDE OPEN/RECORDS/GOOD COMPANY/ARISTA NASHVILLE DARKROOM/INTERSCOPE RIGHT HAND/RCA

EVERY LITTLE THING Russell Dickerson 9 NO GUIDANCE Chris Brown Feat. Drake 12 LOCO CONTIGO DJ Snake, J. Balvin & Tyga 8
TRIPLE TIGERS CBE/RCA DJ SNAKE/GEFFEN/INTERSCOPE

DIGITAL SONG SALES™ ADULT CONTEMPORARY™ ADULT TOP 40™


TITLE Artist WKS. ON TITLE Artist WKS. ON TITLE Artist WKS. ON
IMPRINT/PROMOTION LABEL CHART IMPRINT/PROMOTION LABEL CHART IMPRINT/PROMOTION LABEL CHART

#1
1 WK
LOSE YOU TO LOVE ME
INTERSCOPE/IGA
Selena Gomez 1 1 #1
7 WKS
SUCKER
REPUBLIC
Jonas Brothers 29 #1
4 WKS
SOMEONE YOU LOVED
VERTIGO/CAPITOL
Lewis Capaldi 29
SOMEONE YOU LOVED
VERTIGO/CAPITOL
Lewis Capaldi 24 2 WALK ME HOME
RCA
P!nk 35 SENORITA Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
SYCO/ISLAND/EPIC/REPUBLIC
18
MEMORIES Maroon 5 5 I DON’T CARE Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber 24 YOU NEED TO CALM DOWN Taylor Swift 20
222/INTERSCOPE/IGA SCHOOLBOY/RAYMOND BRAUN/ATLANTIC/DEF JAM REPUBLIC

THE FATHER, MY SON, AND THE HOLY GHOST


BROKEN BOW/BMG/BBMG
Craig Morgan 3 NOV. 4 YOU SAY
CENTRICITY/12TONE/WARNER
Lauren Daigle 44 I DON’T CARE Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber
SCHOOLBOY/RAYMOND BRAUN/ATLANTIC/DEF JAM
25
TRUTH HURTS
NICE LIFE/ATLANTIC/AG
Lizzo 27 2 5 DANCING WITH A STRANGER
CAPITOL
Sam Smith & Normani 38 SUCKER
REPUBLIC
Jonas Brothers 35
CIRCLES
REPUBLIC
Post Malone 8 2019 SOMEONE YOU LOVED
VERTIGO/CAPITOL
Lewis Capaldi 16 ONLY HUMAN
REPUBLIC
Jonas Brothers 15
10,000 HOURS
WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WMN
Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber 3 7 SPEECHLESS
WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WARNER
Dan + Shay 21 MEMORIES
222/INTERSCOPE
Maroon 5 6
MAKE IT RIGHT
BIGHIT ENTERTAINMENT
BTS Feat. Lauv 2 GG SENORITA Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
SYCO/ISLAND/EPIC/REPUBLIC
16 BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
RIGHT HAND/ATLANTIC/RCA
Ed Sheeran Feat. Khalid 17
GOOD AS HELL Lizzo 12 HIGH HOPES Panic! At The Disco 46 TRUTH HURTS Lizzo 15
NICE LIFE/ATLANTIC/AG DCD2/FUELED BY RAMEN/EMG NICE LIFE/ATLANTIC

ONE THING RIGHT Marshmello & Kane Brown 18 A MILLION DREAMS P!nk 43 THE BONES Maren Morris 22
JOYTIME COLLECTIVE/RCA NASHVILLE/SMN FOX/20TH CENTURY FOX/ATLANTIC COLUMBIA NASHVILLE/COLUMBIA

SENORITA Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello 18 IF I CAN’T HAVE YOU Shawn Mendes 25 BAD GUY Billie Eilish 24
ISLAND ISLAND/REPUBLIC DARKROOM/INTERSCOPE

LOOK AT HER NOW. Selena Gomez 1 HIGHER LOVE Kygo X Whitney Houston 15 IF I CAN’T HAVE YOU Shawn Mendes 26
INTERSCOPE/IGA RCA ISLAND/REPUBLIC

ONE MAN BAND Old Dominion 10 (I’M GONNA) LOVE ME AGAIN Elton John & Taron Egerton 20 HOW DO YOU SLEEP? Sam Smith 14
RCA NASHVILLE/SMN PARAMOUNT PICTURES/ROCKET/INTERSCOPE CAPITOL

EVEN THOUGH I’M LEAVING Luke Combs 10 YOU NEED TO CALM DOWN Taylor Swift 18 LOVER Taylor Swift 8
RIVER HOUSE/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE/SMN REPUBLIC REPUBLIC

OLD TOWN ROAD Lil Nas X Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus 33 CASTLES Freya Ridings 4 CIRCLES Post Malone 6
LIL NAS X/COLUMBIA GOOD SOLDIER/CAPITOL REPUBLIC

BAD GUY Billie Eilish 30 ANOTHER ONE DOWN Richard Marx 10 CAN WE PRETEND P!nk Feat. Cash Cash 14
DARKROOM/INTERSCOPE/IGA BMG/IN2UNE RCA

THE GIT UP
TRAILERTRAPMUSIC/BMG/BBMG
Blanco Brown 20 IMPERFECTIONS
COLUMBIA
Celine Dion 5 GG 10,000 HOURS Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WARNER
3
LOVER Taylor Swift 10 MEMORIES Maroon 5 5 CAN’T HELP ME NOW Rob Thomas 14
REPUBLIC 222/INTERSCOPE EMBLEM/ATLANTIC

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE Ed Sheeran Feat. Khalid 17 RUMOR Lee Brice 11 MIRACLE PILL Goo Goo Dolls 15
ATLANTIC/AG CURB WARNER

ONLY HUMAN Jonas Brothers 11 HEY LOOK MA, I MADE IT Panic! At The Disco 14 LIAR Camila Cabello 7
REPUBLIC DCD2/FUELED BY RAMEN/EMG SYCO/EPIC

JESUS GOT A TIGHT GRIP Blake Shelton 1 KICK IT Natasha Bedingfield 8 HIGHER LOVE Kygo X Whitney Houston 9
WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WMN WE ARE HERE RCA

TAKE WHAT YOU WANT Post Malone Feat. Ozzy Osbourne & Travis Scott 7 LOVER Taylor Swift 8 NICE TO MEET YA Niall Horan 3
REPUBLIC REPUBLIC NEON HAZE/CAPITOL

THE OTHER SIDE Lauren Alaina 1 BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE Ed Sheeran Feat. Khalid 13 3 NIGHTS Dominic Fike 13
19/MERCURY NASHVILLE/UMGN RIGHT HAND/ATLANTIC/RCA SANDY BOYS/COLUMBIA

DROWNING Chris Young 2 10,000 HOURS Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber 1 IF WE NEVER MET JOHN.k 7
RCA NASHVILLE/SMN WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WARNER EPIC
COMPILED BY
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3 WKS D.SMYERS (D.SMYERS,S.MOONEY,J.J.DILLON,J.REYNOLDS,J.D.BIEBER,J.BOYD) WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WAR 1 4
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EVEN THOUGH I’M LEAVING Luke Combs 3 20
S.MOFFATT (L.COMBS,W.B.DURRETTE,R.FULCHER) RIVER HOUSE/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE MORGAN WALLEN If I Know Me 73
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A.BOWERS,M.STELL (M.STELL,A.BOWERS,A.CRUZ) WIDE OPEN/RECORDS/GOOD COMPANY/ARISTA NASHVILLE 2 41 CHRIS STAPLETON 4 Traveller 234

HOT COUNTRY SONGS: THE WEEK’S MOST POPUL AR CURRENT COUNTRY SONGS, R ANKED BY R ADIO AIRPL AY AUDIENCE IMPRESSIONS AS MEASURED BY NIEL SEN MUSIC, SALES DATA AS COMPILED BY NIEL SEN MUSIC AND STREAMING ACTIVIT Y DATA BY ONLINE MUSIC SOURCES TR ACKED BY NIEL SEN MUSIC. SONGS ARE DEFINED A S CURRENT IF THEY ARE NEWLY-RELEA SED TITLES, OR SONGS RECEIVING
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Z.CROWELL,C.JANSON (C.JANSON,Z.CROWELL,A.GORLEY)
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WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WAR 6 26 Ties MERCURY/UMGN

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WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WMN 7 35 Twain MAREN MORRIS
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THE GIT UP Blanco Brown 1 21 BRANTLEY GILBERT Fire & Brimstone
BLANCO BROWN (B.A.III) TRAILERTRAPMUSIC/BBMG/BMG/WHEELHOUSE/STONEY CREEK/BROKEN BOW This One’s for You by VALORY/BMLG
3
EVERY LITTLE THING Russell Dickerson 9 31 Luke Combs (above) THOMAS RHETT Center Point Road
C.BROWN (R.DICKERSON,P.WELLING,C.BROWN) TRIPLE TIGERS
VALORY/BMLG
21
rules Top Country Al-
THE BONES Maren Morris 6 34 KANE BROWN Kane Brown
G.KURSTIN (M.MORRIS,J.ROBBINS,L.VELTZ) COLUMBIA NASHVILLE bums for a record-tying ZONE 4/RCA NASHVILLE/SMN
151
BEER NEVER BROKE MY HEART Luke Combs 2 25 50th week. It matches CHRIS JANSON Real Friends
S.MOFFATT (L.COMBS,R.MONTANA,J.SINGLETON) RIVER HOUSE/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WMN
1
Shania Twain’s Come
WHAT HAPPENS IN A SMALL TOWN Brantley Gilbert + Lindsay Ell 12 45 JASON ALDEAN Rearview Town 80
D.HUFF (B.GILBERT,R.AKINS,B.BERRYHILL,J.DUNNE) STONEY CREEK/VALORY On Over, which began MACON/BROKEN BOW/BMG/BBMG

TIP OF MY TONGUE Kenny Chesney its 50-frame domina- KACEY MUSGRAVES Golden Hour 77
R.COPPERMAN,K.CHESNEY (K.CHESNEY,R.COPPERMAN,E.C.SHEERAN) BLUE CHAIR/WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WEA 13 16 MCA NASHVILLE/UMGN

REMEMBER YOU YOUNG Thomas Rhett tion in 1997. (The chart ZAC BROWN BAND Greatest Hits So Far...
D.HUFF,J.FRASURE,THOMAS RHETT (THOMAS RHETT,J.FRASURE,A.GORLEY) VALORY 14 15 ROAR/SOUTHERN GROUND/ATLANTIC/AG
222
launched in 1964.)
JON PARDI Heartache Medication
SAL WE WERE
D.HUFF,K.URBAN (E.CHURCH,J.HYDE,R.TYNDELL)
Keith Urban
HIT RED/CAPITOL NASHVILLE 15 24 Combs’ set reaches CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMGN
4
KINFOLKS Sam Hunt the milestone with ELVIS PRESLEY The Essential Elvis Presley 33
Z.CROWELL (S.L.HUNT,Z.CROWELL,J.FLOWERS,J.OSBORNE) MCA NASHVILLE 10 3 RCA/SONY STRATEGIC MARKETING GROUP/LEGACY
20,000 equivalent album FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE Can’t Say I Ain’t Country
HEARTACHE MEDICATION Jon Pardi 36
16 20 units earned in the week BMLG

NOV. J.PARDI,B.BUTLER,R.GORE (J.PARDI,BARY DEAN,N.HEMBY) CAPITOL NASHVILLE

ending Oct. 24, accord- JON PARDI California Sunrise 175


WHAT IF I NEVER GET OVER YOU Lady Antebellum
2
CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMGN
D.HUFF (S.ELLIS,J.GREEN,R.J.HURD,L.VELTZ) BMLG 14 23
ing to Nielsen Music. It BLAKE SHELTON Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits 209
2019 HEARTLESS Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Featuring Morgan Wallen
DIPLO,KING HENRY,CHARLIE HANDSOME,J.MOI (T.W.PENTZ,H.A.ALLEN,M.WALLEN,E.K.SMITH,R.J.HURD,CHARLIE HANDSOME) MAD DECENT/COLUMBIA 15 10 bowed atop the June 24,
WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WMN

THOMAS RHETT Life Changes 111


RIDIN’ ROADS Dustin Lynch 20 33 2017, chart. His second VALORY/BMLG
Z.CROWELL (D.LYNCH,A.GORLEY,Z.CROWELL) BROKEN BOW
full-length, What You See THE HIGHWOMEN The Highwomen 6
WE BACK Jason Aldean 21 7
LOW COUNTRY SOUND/ELEKTRA/EMG
M.KNOX (B.D.WARREN,B.WARREN,T.HUBBARD,J.M.SCHMIDT) MACON/BROKEN BOW Is What You Get, is due TIM MCGRAW Number One Hits
CURB
194
HELL RIGHT Blake Shelton Featuring Trace Adkins 22 10 Nov. 8.
S.HENDRICKS (D.A.GARCIA,B.TYLER,M.W.HARDY) WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WMN
BRETT YOUNG Brett Young 141
Cole Swindell’s “Love BMLG
HOMECOMING QUEEN? Kelsea Ballerini 15 7
J.ROBBINS (K.BALLERINI,J.ROBBINS,N.GALYON) BLACK RIVER You Too Late” climbs TAYLOR SWIFT 7 Red 203
BIG MACHINE/BMLG
IT ALL COMES OUT IN THE WASH Miranda Lambert 22 15 3-1 on Country Airplay,
J.JOYCE (M.LAMBERT,H.LINDSEY,L.MCKENNA,L.ROSE) VANNER/RCA NASHVILLE

THE FATHER, MY SON, AND THE HOLY GHOST Craig Morgan increasing by 12% to
C.MORGAN (C.MORGAN) BROKEN BOW 25 3
37.1 million audience COUNTRY AIRPLAY™
MORE HEARTS THAN MINE Ingrid Andress 26 16 impressions. It’s his fifth TITLE Artist WKS. ON
S.ELLIS,I.ANDRESS (I.ANDRESS,S.ELLIS,D.SOUTHERLAND) ATLANTIC/WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WEA IMPRINT/PROMOTION LABEL CHART
I HOPE Gabby Barrett leader on the list and
R.COPPERMAN (Z.KALE,J.M.NITE,G.BARRETT) WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WAR 27 26 3 1 #1 LOVE YOU TOO LATE Cole Swindell 48
first since “Middle of a 1 WK WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WMN

HOMESICK Kane Brown 24 31 GOOD VIBES Chris Janson


D.HUFF (K.BROWN,B.BERRYHILL,M.J.MCGINN,T.PHILLIPS) ZONE 4/RCA NASHVILLE Memory” in November WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WAR 35
DIVE BAR Garth Brooks & Blake Shelton 2016. PRAYED FOR YOU Matt Stell
G.BROOKS (M.ROSSELL,B.KENNEDY,T.G.BROOKS) PEARL 27 17 WIDE OPEN/RECORDS/GOOD COMPANY/ARISTA NASHVILLE 40
Plus, Luke Bryan’s
SLOW DANCE IN A PARKING LOT Jordan Davis 29 14 4 4 EVERY LITTLE THING Russell Dickerson 47
P.DIGIOVANNI (J.DAVIS,L.L.FOWLER) MCA NASHVILLE “What She Wants TRIPLE TIGERS

MAKE ME WANT TO Jimmie Allen 28 21 Tonight” bounds in 5 5 WHAT HAPPENS IN A SMALL TOWN Brantley Gilbert + Lindsay Ell 46
A.BOWERS,E.TORRES (J.ALLEN,P.SIKES,J.DENMARK) STONEY CREEK STONEY CREEK/VALORY
at No. 22 on Country EVEN THOUGH I’M LEAVING Luke Combs
TO A T Ryan Hurd 32 37 8 6 12
D.HUFF,A.ESHUIS (R.J.HURD,N.SPICER,L.VELTZ) RCA NASHVILLE Airplay with 10.5 million RIVER HOUSE/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE

I WISH GRANDPAS NEVER DIED Riley Green impressions (earned 9 7 ONE MAN BAND Old Dominion 20
D.HUFF (R.GREEN,L.BONDS,B.GREEN) BMLG 32 12 RCA NASHVILLE

from its Oct. 24 release LIVING Dierks Bentley


MR. LONELY Midland 31 21 CAPITOL NASHVILLE 35
D.HUFF,S.MCANALLY,J.OSBORNE (J.CARSON,C.DUDDY,M.WYSTRACH,S.MCANALLY,J.OSBORNE) BIG MACHINE at 5 p.m. ET through
WE WERE Keith Urban 24
CATCH Brett Young 35 17 Oct. 27). —JIM ASKER HIT RED/CAPITOL NASHVILLE
D.HUFF (B.YOUNG,R.COPPERMAN,A.GORLEY) BMLG
REMEMBER YOU YOUNG Thomas Rhett 17
DROWNING Chris Young 18 6 VALORY
C.CROWDER,C.YOUNG (C.YOUNG,C.CROWDER,J.HOGE) RCA NASHVILLE
TIP OF MY TONGUE Kenny Chesney 16
CHASIN’ YOU Morgan Wallen 37 10 BLUE CHAIR/WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WEA
J.MOI (J.MOORE,M.WALLEN,C.WISEMAN) BIG LOUD
WHAT IF I NEVER GET OVER YOU Lady Antebellum 24
JESUS GOT A TIGHT GRIP Blake Shelton 38 1
BMLG
S.HENDRICKS (B.SHELTON,C.MCGILL,J.L.ALEXANDER,R.AKINS) WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WMN
HEARTACHE MEDICATION Jon Pardi 22
WHAT SHE WANTS TONIGHT Luke Bryan 39 1
CAPITOL NASHVILLE
J.STEVENS,J.STEVENS (L.BRYAN,R.COPPERMAN,H.LINDSEY,J.M.NITE) CAPITOL NASHVILLE
RIDIN’ ROADS Dustin Lynch 31
BROKEN BOW
FAMILY TREE Caylee Hammack 40 8
M.REAVES,C.HAMMACK (C.HAMMACK,T.VERGES,G.SAMPSON) CAPITOL NASHVILLE
IT ALL COMES OUT IN THE WASH Miranda Lambert 15
VANNER/RCA NASHVILLE
HOMEMADE Jake Owen 41 6
J.MOI,D.COHEN (B.GOLDSMITH,J.MULLINS,D.PARKER,B.PINSON) BIG LOUD KINFOLKS Sam Hunt
MCA NASHVILLE 3
DIE FROM A BROKEN HEART Maddie & Tae 41 16
J.ROBBINS,D.WELLS (M.MARLOW,T.DYE,J.SINGLETON,D.RUTTAN) MERCURY 10,000 HOURS Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber 4
WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WAR
HER WORLD OR MINE Michael Ray 43 1
S.HENDRICKS (J.PAULIN,T.DENNING,B.BEAVERS) WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WEA THOUGHT ABOUT YOU Tim McGraw 39
MCGRAW/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE
AFTER A FEW Travis Denning 43 3
J.S.STOVER (T.DENNING,K.ARCHER,J.WEAVER) MERCURY DIVE BAR Garth Brooks & Blake Shelton 19
PEARL
LIKE A RODEO Kane Brown 17 6
J.M.SCHMIDT (K.BROWN,J.K.HINDLIN,J.M.SCHMIDT,D.SOUTHERLAND) RCA NASHVILLE WE BACK Jason Aldean 7
MACON/BROKEN BOW
I HOPE YOU’RE HAPPY NOW Carly Pearce & Lee Brice 46 2 MAKE ME WANT TO Jimmie Allen
BUSBEE (C.PEARCE,L.COMBS,R.MONTANA,J.SINGLETON) CURB/BIG MACHINE
STONEY CREEK 40
WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET Luke Combs
S.MOFFATT (L.COMBS,BARY DEAN,J.SINGLETON) RIVER HOUSE/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE 37 2 GG WHAT SHE WANTS TONIGHT
CAPITOL NASHVILLE
Luke Bryan 1
BIG, BIG PLANS Chris Lane 33 5 MORE HEARTS THAN MINE Ingrid Andress
J.MOI (J.DURRETT,C.LANE,E.K.SMITH) BIG LOUD ATLANTIC/WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WEA 18
LONELY IF YOU ARE Chase Rice HELL RIGHT Blake Shelton Feat. Trace Adkins
SALES, AIRPLAY &
STREAMING DATA

C. DESTEFANO,C.RICE (C.RICE,L.RIMES,H.PHELPS) DACK JANIELS/BROKEN BOW 43 14 WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE/WMN 11


COMPILED BY

BLESSINGS Florida Georgia Line 50 1 MR. LONELY Midland 29


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ARTIST CERTIFICATION Title WKS. ON
TITLE CERTIFICATION Artist PEAK WKS. ON IMPRINT/DISTRIBUTING LABEL CHART
PRODUCER (SONGWRITER) IMPRINT/PROMOTION LABEL POS. CHART
#1 ALTER BRIDGE Walk The Sky 1
1 WK
#1 SAL HIGH HOPES 3
J.SINCLAIR,J.JEBERG (B.URIE,J.SINCLAIR, Panic! At The Disco NAPALM
41 WKS J.O.YOUNGS,L.PRITCHARD,S.HOLLANDER,W.LOBBAN-BEAN,J.JEBERG,T.M.PARKS,I.JUBER) DCD2/FUELED BY RAMEN/EMG 1 75
QUEEN 8 Greatest Hits 97
HOLLYWOOD
HEY LOOK MA, I MADE IT Panic! At The Disco

JIMMY FONTAINE
J.SINCLAIR,D.H.FRANCIS (B.URIE,D.H.FRANCIS,M.ANGELAKOS,S.HOLLANDER,J.SINCLAIR,M.KIBBY) DCD2/FUELED BY RAMEN/EMG 1 56
THE BEATLES 12 Abbey Road 135
APPLE/CAPITOL/UME
STM THE HYPE
T.JOSEPH,P.MEANY (T.JOSEPH)
twenty one pilots
FUELED BY RAMEN/EMG 3 17 ELTON JOHN Diamonds 102
ROCKET/ISLAND/UME
I THINK I’M OKAY Machine Gun Kelly X YUNGBLUD X Travis Barker 3 20
SLIMXX,BAZEXX,MACHINE GUN KELLY (Z.J.CERVINI,R.C.BAKER,D.HARRISON,T.L.BARKER,N.A.LONG,B.ALLEN,S.BASIL,R.W.ANDREW,BR/\VE) EST19XX/BAD BOY/INTERSCOPE

A Year Of GG TOOL Fear Inoculum 8

AIRPL AY AND/OR SALES ACTIVIT Y FOR THE FIRST TIME. TOP ROCK ALBUMS: THE WEEK’S MOST POPUL AR ROCK ALBUMS OF THE WEEK, A S COMPILED BY NIEL SEN MUSIC, BASED ON MULTI-ME TRIC CONSUMPTION (BLENDING TR ADITIONAL ALBUM SALES, TR ACK EQUIVALENT ALBUMS, AND STREAMING EQUIVALENT ALBUMS). TRIPLE A: THE WEEK’S MOST POPUL AR ADULT ALTERNATIVE SONGS, R ANKED BY R ADIO
TOOL DISSECTIONAL/VOLCANO/RCA

HOT ROCK SONGS: THE WEEK’S MOST POPUL AR CURRENT ROCK SONGS, R ANKED BY R ADIO AIRPL AY AUDIENCE IMPRESSIONS AS MEASURED BY NIEL SEN MUSIC, SALES DATA AS COMPILED BY NIEL SEN MUSIC AND STREAMING ACTIVIT Y DATA BY ONLINE MUSIC SOURCES TR ACKED BY NIEL SEN MUSIC. SONGS ARE DEFINED AS CURRENT IF THEY ARE NEWLY-RELEASED TITLES, OR SONGS RECEIVING WIDESPREAD
SOCIAL CUES Cage The Elephant 5 17
J.HILL (M.SHULTZ,B.SHULTZ,J.CHAMPION,D.TICHENOR,N.BOCKRATH,M.MINSTER,J.HILL) RCA THE BEATLES 11 1 144
FATHER OF ALL...
BUTCH WALKER (B.J.ARMSTRONG,MIKE DIRNT,TRE COOL)
Green Day
REPRISE/WARNER 6 7 Panic! APPLE/CAPITOL/UME

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL


FANTASY/CONCORD
10 Chronicle The 20 Greatest Hits 144
AIR 16
J.HAMILTON,J.STEVENS (J.STEVENS,R.MEYER,R.MEYER,M.KOFOS,J.HAMILTON)
Highly Suspect
IN DE GOOT/300 7 10 Panic! at the Disco JOURNEY
COLUMBIA/LEGACY
15 Journey’s Greatest Hits 144
GOD’S GONNA CUT YOU DOWN Marilyn Manson (above) marks an entire
MARILYN MANSON (PUBLIC DOMAIN) LOMA VISTA/CONCORD 8 1 BILLY JOEL 3 The Essential Billy Joel 93
year atop the Hot Rock COLUMBIA/LEGACY
OUTNUMBERED Dermot Kennedy 8 13 Songs chart, dating to FLEETWOOD MAC 20 Rumours
KOZ (D.KENNEDY,S.KOZMENIUK,S.HARRIS) RIGGINS/INTERSCOPE
WARNER BROS./RHINO
138
PLUTO PROJECTOR Rex Orange County the coronation of “High TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS 12 Greatest Hits
REX ORANGE COUNTY,B.BAPTIE (A.O’CONNOR,B.BAPTIE) REX ORANGE COUNTY/RCA 10 1 112
Hopes” on Nov. 10, 2018. MCA/GEFFEN/UME

GO The Black Keys 10 20 JIMMY EAT WORLD Surviving


D.AUERBACH,P.CARNEY (D.AUERBACH,P.CARNEY) EASY EYE SOUND/NONESUCH/WARNER The song has gone on EXOTIC LOCATION/RCA
1
THE END OF THE GAME Weezer to rule for a record 41 IMAGINE DRAGONS 2 Evolve 122
S.SHINN (R.CUOMO,T.PAGNOTTA) WEEZER/CRUSH MUSIC/ATLANTIC 12 7 KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE/IGA
NOV. FEAR INOCULUM Tool
nonconsecutive weeks
PANIC! AT THE DISCO Pray For The Wicked 70
3 12 and counting, inter-
2 TOOL (M.J.KEENAN,A.JONES,D.CAREY,J.CHANCELLOR) TOOL DISSECTIONAL/VOLCANO/RCA DCD2/FUELED BY RAMEN/EMG

AIRPL AY DETECTIONS AS MEASURED BY NIEL SEN MUSIC. STATIONS ARE ELECTRONICALLY MONITORED 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK. SEE CHARTS LEGEND ON BILLBOARD.COM/BIZ FOR COMPLETE RULES AND E XPL ANATIONS. © 2019, PROMETHEUS GLOBAL MEDIA, LLC AND NIEL SEN MUSIC, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
ORIGINAL ME YUNGBLUD Featuring Dan Reynolds rupted by follow-up AC/DC 22 Back In Black 131
2019 TIM RANDOLPH,J.ODEGARD (D.HARRISON,D.REYNOLDS,T.R.EDGAR,R.KOEHLER,J.ODEGARD,M.CROSSEY,J.D.TRANTER) LOCOMOTION/GEFFEN/INTERSCOPE 7 2
single “Hey Look Ma, I
COLUMBIA/LEGACY

WE FELL IN LOVE IN OCTOBER girl in red GUNS N’ ROSES 5 Greatest Hits 132
M.U.RINGHEIM (M.U.RINGHEIM) MARIE ULVEN 14 5 Made It,” which led for 11 GEFFEN/UME

Godsmack GREEN DAY Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band 27


UNDER YOUR SCARS 6 26 frames in July-Septem- REPRISE/WARNER BROS.
E.RON (S.P.ERNA, JR.) BMG

10/10 Rex Orange County 15 6


ber. The band’s 52-week
PS TWENTY ONE PILOTS
FUELED BY RAMEN/EMG
Trench 55
B.BAPTIE,REX ORANGE COUNTY (A.O’CONNOR,B.BAPTIE) REX ORANGE COUNTY/RCA streak at No. 1 matches
TWENTY ONE PILOTS 4 Blurryface 232
RUNNING UP THAT HILL Meg Myers 18 7 the longest in the chart’s FUELED BY RAMEN/EMG
LEGGY (K.BUSH) 300
decadelong history: RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS 2 Greatest Hits 129
I REALLY WISH I HATED YOU Blink-182 4 6 WARNER
ANDREW WATT,J.FELDMANN (M.HOPPUS,T.L.BARKER,M.T.SKIBA,J.FELDMANN,A.WOTMAN,N.PEREZ,A.TAMPOSI) VIKING WIZARD EYES/COLUMBIA
Directly before the act’s EAGLES 38 Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975
MIGHT BE RIGHT White Reaper ASYLUM/ELEKTRA/RHINO
116
J.JOYCE (A.ESPOSITO,N.WILKERSON,S.WILKERSON,R.HATER,H.THOMPSON) ELEKTRA/EMG 20 4 domination, Imagine
BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND 10 Greatest Hits 99
DEAR FUTURE SELF (HANDS UP) Fall Out Boy Featuring Wyclef Jean Dragons ruled for 52 HIDEOUT/CAPITOL/UME
P.V.STUMP,W.JEAN,J.SIVERSTEDT (A.HURLEY,P.WENTZ,P.V.STUMP,J.TROHMAN,W.JEAN,J.SIVERSTEDT,J.WALLIN,N.BAO) ISLAND/REPUBLIC 13 7
straight weeks (Novem- ELVIS PRESLEY The Essential Elvis Presley 18
RCA/SONY STRATEGIC MARKETING GROUP/LEGACY
UNSAINTED Slipknot 4 24
SLIPKNOT,G.FIDELMAN (M.THOMSON,J.ROOT,C.FEHN,P.GRAY,S.WILSON,J.JORDISON,C.TAYLOR,C.JONES,M.S.CRAHAN) ROADRUNNER/EMG ber 2017-November LYNYRD SKYNYRD All Time Greatest Hits 75
ORPHANS Coldplay 2018) with “Thunder,” MCA/GEFFEN/UME
R.SIMPSON,D.GREEN,B.RAHKO,MAX MARTIN (G.R.BERRYMAN,J.M.BUCKLAND,W.CHAMPION,C.A.J.MARTIN,M.MARTIN) PARLOPHONE/ATLANTIC 23 1 METALLICA 16 Metallica
“Whatever It Takes” and BLACKENED/RHINO
143
UNEVENTFUL DAYS Beck 24 1
B.HANSEN,P.L.WILLIAMS (P.L.WILLIAMS,B.HANSEN) FONOGRAF RECORDS/CAPITOL “Natural.”
COMPLAINER Cold War Kids Meanwhile, twenty
L.STALFORS (B.MCKEE,M.COMPTON,L.STALFORS,D.QUON,A.TACCONE,N.WILLETT) CWKTWO/AWAL-KOBALT/IN2UNE 23 9 TRIPLE A™
one pilots’ “The Hype”
DIE HAPPY DREAMERS 25 7 TITLE Artist WKS. ON
T.KUHN (N.WOLD,J.WICK,M.NELSON,T.KUHN,M.GOODMAN,S.ACCETTA,D.LONNER,E.SHERMAN) FAIRFAX/HOLLYWOOD hits No. 1 on the Al- IMPRINT/PROMOTION LABEL CHART
WHEN AM I GONNA LOSE YOU Local Natives 27 16 ternative airplay chart, #1 PEACH FUZZ CAAMP
S.EVERETT (K.P.AYER,R.J.HAHN,T.D.RICE,M.J.FRAZIER,N.EWING) LOMA VISTA/CONCORD 2 1 1 WK BY AND BY/MOM + POP 13
marking the duo’s sixth
CARRY ME AWAY John Mayer 3 7 STAY HIGH Brittany Howard
J.MAYER,C.FRANSCOVIAK (J.MAYER) COLUMBIA leader, and CAAMP’s ATO 14
LIFE IN THE CITY The Lumineers LIFE IN THE CITY The Lumineers
S.FELICE (W.SCHULTZ,J.C.FRAITES) DUALTONE 19 7 “Peach Fuzz” tops 3 3 DUALTONE 9
MIRACLE PILL Goo Goo Dolls Triple A, marking its first COMPLAINER Cold War Kids
S.HOLLANDER,G.MICHAELS (J.RZEZNIK,S.HOLLANDER,G.MICHAELS) WARNER 30 4 5 4 CWKTWO/AWAL-KOBALT/IN2UNE 17
No. 1 on any Billboard
LEGENDARY Skillet NO BULLETS SPENT Spoon 18
K.COOPER,J.L.COOPER (J.L.COOPER,K.COOPER,S.MOSLEY) HEAR IT LOUD/ATLANTIC 29 12 chart. Notably, both MATADOR/BEGGARS GROUP

BLOW Ed Sheeran With Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars acts are Columbus, SOCIAL CUES Cage The Elephant 18
BRUNO MARS (E.C.SHEERAN,BRUNO MARS,C.STAPLETON,C.B.BROWN,F.ROGERS,J.T.CURE,B.MCNAMEE,G.MCKEE) ATLANTIC 3 16 RCA
Ohio-based.
YOU’LL NEVER FIND ME Korn 8 7 OUTNUMBERED Dermot Kennedy 14
N.RASKULINECZ (J.DAVIS,J.SHAFFER,B.WELCH,R.ARVIZU,R.LUZIER,W.P.CORGAN,N.RASKULINECZ) ROADRUNNER/ELEKTRA/EMG 27 15 —KEVIN RUTHERFORD RIGGINS/INTERSCOPE

COME AROUND Papa Roach 9 8 MIGHT BE RIGHT White Reaper 10


RAS,C.BRITTAIN (J.SHADDIX,T.ESPERANCE,J.HORTON,A.ESPERANCE,N.M.FURLONG,COLIN BRITTAIN) ELEVEN SEVEN/RED/E7LG 34 3 ELEKTRA/EMG

SING ALONG Sturgill Simpson 9


BACK FOOT Dinosaur Pile-Up 35 4 ELEKTRA/EMG
L.HIBBITT (M.BIGLAND) PARLOPHONE/ROADRUNNER/EMG
CALM DOWN Pete Yorn 14
THE JESTER Badflower 35 2 SHELLY
N.SHAIN (J.KATZ,J.MORROW,A.ESPIRITU,A.SONETTI,N.SHAIN) JOHN VARVATOS/BIG MACHINE
LOVE IS LOVE Grace Potter 9
PANIC ATTACK The Glorious Sons 28 10 GEP/FANTASY/CONCORD
F.THAAE (B.EMMONS,J.EMMONS,C.KOSTER,C.HUOT,A.PAQUETTE,F.THAAE) BLACK BOX RECORDINGS/BMG
FALLING DOWN THE STAIRS OF YOUR SMILE The New Pornographers 12
PNEUMA Tool 4 8
NEW P’S/CONCORD
TOOL (M.J.KEENAN,A.JONES,D.CAREY,J.CHANCELLOR) TOOL DISSECTIONAL/VOLCANO/RCA
GO The Black Keys 22
PROM QUEEN Beach Bunny 26 16
EASY EYE SOUND/NONESUCH/WARNER
L.TRIFILIO,M.HENKELS,J.ALVARADO (L.TRIFILIO,M.HENKELS,J.ALVARADO) MOM + POP
SEE YOU THROUGH MY EYES The Head And The Heart 13
REPRISE/WARNER
LAST DAY UNDER THE SUN Volbeat 15 19
J.HANSEN,R.CAGGIANO,M.S.POULSEN (M.S.POULSEN,R.CAGGIANO) VERTIGO/REPUBLIC
SO CAUGHT UP The Teskey Brothers 11
GLASSNOTE
KILLING ME SLOWLY Bad Wolves 41 2
TOMMY VEXT,WZRDBLD,J.MCQUEEN (T.CUMMINGS,J.BOECKLIN,D.FULK,J.STROCK,M.THOMAS) ELEVEN SEVEN/RED/E7LG UNEVENTFUL DAYS Beck
FONOGRAF RECORDS/CAPITOL 1
STAND OUT FIT IN ONE OK ROCK 42 1
D.A.E.FUHRMANN (TAKA,J.KAZMI,L.O’DONNELL,D.A.E.FUHRMANN) FUELED BY RAMEN/EMG FIGHTER Joseph 15
ATO
NOVOCAINE The Unlikely Candidates 43 2
G.S.WATTENBERG,POM POM (K.MORRIS,G.S.WATTENBERG,K.POMERANZ,J.FINKELSTEIN,J.R.MILLER) RED COLORS Black Pumas 3
ATO
SING ALONG Sturgill Simpson 17 5
S.SIMPSON,B.EMMETT,C.BARTELS,M.MILLER,J.HILL (S.SIMPSON) ELEKTRA/EMG WARS Of Monsters And Men 3
SKRIMSL EHF LAEKJARAS 1/REPUBLIC
BAGS Clairo 35 7
R.BATMANGLIJ,CLAIRO (C.COTTRILL) FADER LABEL/CAROLINE BETTER THAN I USED TO Illiterate Light 7
ATLANTIC
INVINCIBLE