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AWAL First: Week of Oct 2nd


We have incredible artists releasing tons of new music each week, some of which claim a spot on our AWAL First playlist — a playlist dedicated to featuring some of the top performing tracks in the AWAL catalogue for the week, based on playlist adds, streams, and listeners.

This week we’ll be taking a closer look at the newest artists added to AWAL First Playlist, covering new music from AWAL members Maya B, Ivory Layne, and Hurts.

1. Kiss On My Neck — Maya B

Maya B’s “Kiss On My Neck” has earned over 164,000 streams from over 138,000 listeners in its first week of release.

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Kiss On My Neck — Maya B

“Kiss On My Neck” received a huge push from its inclusion on New Music Friday playlists in both the US and Canada, along with the popular, breaking-music playlist, Out Now.

AWAL Insights™: Out of all streams, 86% came solely from curated Spotify playlists.

2. Shake My Head — Ivory Layne

Ivory Layne’s “Shake My Head” has had a great first weekend of its release, with over 97,000 streams from over 74,000 listeners.

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Shake My Head — Ivory Layne

“Shake My Head” received a significant amount of streaming support from New Music Friday US, and also saw some extra attention on Spotify’s US Viral 50. 

AWAL Insights™: “Shake My Head” has a significantly higher female listener base, as 60% of all listeners are women, 50% of which are between 18 and 34.

3. People Like Us — Hurts

Hurts’ “People Like Us” had over 94,000 streams from over 75,000 listeners in its first week of release.

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People Like Us — Hurts

“People Like Us” received significant support from New Music Friday, but also some traction from being picked up by user-generated playlists around the world.

AWAL Insights™: With 98% of “People Like Us’s” streams coming from the US, it’s most popular in New York City with over 11,000 plays.


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