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Billboard Magazine February 20, 2021

Written for music industry professionals and fans. Contents provide news, reviews and statistics for all genres of music, including radio play, music video, related internet activity and retail updates.

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6 min
rodrigo reigns, cardi b debuts

CARDI B’S NEW SINGLE, “UP,” LAUNCHES AT NO. 2 ON THE Billboard Hot 100 as Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” leads for a fifth week, encompassing its entire run on the chart so far. “Up,” released Feb. 5, opens with 31.2 million streams, 14.9 million airplay audience impressions and 37,000 digital and physical singles sold, according to MRC Data. The rapper-singer collects her ninth Hot 100 top 10, while the track premieres at No. 1 on both Digital Song Sales and Streaming Songs. It also starts atop the Hot Rap Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, where Cardi B achieves her fifth and sixth No. 1s, respectively. Meanwhile, “Drivers License” totaled 54.3 million in radio audience, 27.6 million streams and 16,000 sold in the tracking week. It jumps by 16% in airplay reach…

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2 min
dave matthews band, the wallflowers’ ‘one headlight’ are no. 1

DURING THE FIRST YEAR OF THE AD ULT ALTERNATIVE AIRPLAY chart, listeners of the rock radio format enjoyed both the survey’s all-time biggest artist and song. Upon the chart’s 25th anniversary — it launched Jan. 20, 1996 — Dave Matthews Band is the top artist and The Wallflowers’ “One Headlight” is the No. 1 song. That initial survey featured DMB’s then-current single, “Satellite,” which went on to become the group’s first top 10. Building off the breakthrough with its 1994 debut album, Under the Table and Dreaming, the band seemed tailor-made for success at the format — and succeed it has, with 11 No. 1s credited to either the band or its frontman, the third-most in the chart’s history. U2 and Coldplay lead with 13 chart-toppers apiece and place at Nos.…

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6 min
‘labels must make a business decision’

AFTER A VIDEO LEAKED to TMZ of rising country artist Morgan Wallen using the N-word on Feb. 2, radio cut his songs, streaming services dropped him from official playlists, his booking agent stopped working with him, and his label “suspended” his recording contract. The Academy of Country Music even deemed him ineligible for this year’s ACM Awards. He was essentially exiled from the music business. Except by fans. Wallen — who on Feb. 10 issued a video apology saying, “I fully accept any penalties I’m facing” — is now spending his fifth straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart dated Feb. 20, with his 30-track Dangerous: The Double Album. Wallen was helping lead the genre into the streaming era, appealing to a new generation of fans. But then…

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1 min
johnny pacheco

Marc Anthony remembers the legendary bandleader, producer and multi-instrumentalist who in 1964 co-founded Fania Records, which became so influential that a Fania All-Stars concert sold out Yankee Stadium in 1973. He was one of the leading architects of salsa music and helped launch the careers of Willie Colón, Héctor Lavoe and Ruben Blades. Pacheco died Feb. 15, at the age of 85. JOHNNY’S MUSIC WAS the soundtrack of my life growing up in New York, and I had the opportunity to get to know him well. He welcomed me, my music and what I had to offer with arms wide open. His willingness to fuse many musical languages created this beautiful music the world now knows as salsa. It definitely set the groundwork for the music that I — and countless others…

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5 min
turning fan data into dollars

JESSIE REYEZ LOVES TO TEXT — especially with her fans. Using a phone number assigned by the startup Community and shared on social media, the singer-songwriter makes time almost every day to talk one-on-one to her most dedicated supporters. “Some really kind fans send me heartfelt messages,” says Reyez, “and we have exchanges regularly now that I have them in my favorites.” Reyez also gets data about these superfans (who opted in to having it collected by sending a text and agreeing to an online consent form). By sending messages to segments of her Community fan base, Reyez can get information — think hometown, age and interests — to target her biggest fans with digital ads, negotiate brand deals or make decisions about what merchandise to sell. The music industry has always disproportionately…

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4 min
sony drops ‘atv,’ stays no. 1 on songs charts

SONY MUSIC PUBLISHING, WHICH REBRANDED FROM Sony/ATV on Feb. 10, maintained its reign atop the publisher charts for the period from October to December, leading both Top Radio Airplay and Hot 100 Songs for the third quarter in a row. The publisher has topped the airplay tally for 33 of the last 34 quarters, and its market share on it rose slightly to 22.11% (from 22.10%). On Hot 100 Songs, Sony slipped to 24.13% (from 26.68%). 24kGoldn’s “Mood” (featuring iann dior) ruled both Top Radio Airplay and Hot 100 Songs in the fourth quarter. (Universal Music Publishing Group and Kobalt have stakes in the song.) But the late Johnny Marks, published by his own St. Nicholas Music, led songwriters on Hot 100 Songs, with four Christmas compositions on the chart: Brenda…

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