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AWAL First: Week of August 21st


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 Maisie Peters, Aly & AJ, and BAUM.

1. Place We Were Made — Maisie Peters  

Maisie Peters’ beautiful new single has pulled in a staggering 716,000 streams and nearly 450,000 listeners over its first weekend.    

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Place We Were Made — Maisie Peters

“Place We Were Made” found major success through the inclusion on several New Music Friday playlists. It landed on 8, worldwide!

AWAL Insights™: While the majority of support for this song came from US and UK listeners, higher than average streams also came in from Sweden (88,816), Norway (36,132), and Germany (35,892).

2. Take Me — Aly & AJ

This new release from dynamic duo Aly & AJ has had nearly 450,000 streams and 161,000 listeners over the course of its first 5 days.

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Take Me — Aly & AJ

While the bulk of the playlist support Aly & AJ’s new track received was from Spotify’s New Music Friday and Viral 50, it also saw some traction by being added to a user-generated playlist by Tyler Oakley. However, most of single’s support (85%) came through direct access to the single vs. playlist editorial.

AWAL Insights™: “Take Me” has found a significantly strong female following with about 78% of all listeners being female, 51% of which being between the ages of 18 and 24.

3. Hot Water — BAUM

BAUM’s new single “Hot Water” has proven to be her top performing song bringing in nearly 188,000 streams and 156,000 thousands listeners over its debut weekend.

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Hot Water — BAUM

BAUM has seen massive success by being added to 6 New Music Friday playlists including the US, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, and more.

AWAL Insights™: “Hot Water” received 88% (146,430) of total streams from playlist adds versus other sources.  


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