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AWAL First: Week of Sept 11th


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 and milestones from AWAL members 3LAU, Hoodie Allen, and Z.

1. Star Crossed  — 3LAU

3LAU’s newest release has brought in nearly 300,000 streams and close to 200,000 listeners over its first weekend.

Major Playlist AddsStar Crossed  — 3LAU

While the majority of 3LAU’s newest single received the bulk of its support from Spotify’s New Music Friday US and Out Now, it also gained a sizable amount of streams from Apple Music’s Dance playlist.

AWAL Insights™: “Star Crossed” was added to 57 playlists between Spotify and Apple Music just over the course of its first weekend.

2. Know It All — Hoodie Allen

“Know It All”, has had nearly 250,000 streams and nearly 100,000 thousand listeners over just the first few days after release.

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Know It All — Hoodie Allen

While Hoodie Allen drew the majority of streams from Spotify playlists Weekly Buzz and This Is: Hoodie Allen, “Know it All” also gained some traction from Hoodie Allen’s personal playlist.

AWAL Insights™: The bulk of “Know It All” streaming support came from the United States (156,339), specifically in New York (9,952), Chicago (7,720), and Los Angeles (7,212).  

3. Special 4 U  —  Z feat. Tory Lanez

Z’s new track “Special 4 U” has gained nearly 90,000 streams and 65,000 listeners just over its first weekend.

Major Playlist AddsSpecial 4 U  —  Z feat. Tory Lanez

“Special 4 U” crushed it on Spotify, receiving massive streaming support from New Music Friday playlists Deutschland and France, in addition to Spotify’s Dancehall Vibes.

AWAL Insights™: While the majority of Z’s streaming support came from Germany (47,798), she also saw considerable streams in the US (18,429) and France (11,483).  


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