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AWAL First: Week of Sept 25th


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 Hoodie Allen, The Shadowboxers, and liv.

1. Ain’t Ready — Hoodie Allen

Hoodie Allen’s “Ain’t Ready” has quickly risen in the streaming ranks with 220,800 plays and over 120,000 listeners over its first few days of release.    

Major Playlist Adds Ain’t Ready — Hoodie Allen

“Ain’t Ready’s” received massive streaming support from both New Music Friday US and Canada, while additionally gaining some nice traction on the popular, genre-based Pop Rising.

AWAL Insights™: The majority of “Ain’t Ready’s” listeners came from the United States (196,123), but it also received significant streaming support in the United Kingdom (24,592) and in Scandinavia (1,379 plays in Norway, 1,375 in Sweden, and 1,088 in Denmark)!

2. Hot Damn — The Shadowboxers

The newest track from the Shadowboxers brought in over 103,000 streams and 83,000 listeners in its first weekend.

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Hot Damn — The Shadowboxers

Popular on Spotify’s hot “New Music Friday” playlist, “Hot Damn” also made its mark on Apple Music — 73% of its streams on the platform came from “The A-List: Pop” and “Charting Now.”

AWAL Insights™: Over 175,000 streams in, “Hot Damn” is officially a US bi-coastal hit with over 10,000 streams in New York City and over 7,000 in Los Angeles.

3. Hurts to liv — liv

Also in its first weekend of release, “Hurts to liv” by liv earned 101,468 streams from 83,632 listeners.

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Hurts to liv — liv

Thirteen adds to international “New Music Friday” playlists across the United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany, and more, along with inclusion on the popular “Fresh Folk,” gave “Hurts to liv” a boost.

AWAL Insights™: About 76% of all “Hurts to liv” streams on Spotify came from the platform’s own curated playlists, which comes out to about 77,500 streams!


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