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AWAL First: Week of July 31st


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 James Cherry, FRND, and dubé.

1. On My Mind — James Cherry

James Cherry’s newest new release has brought in over 165,000 streams and close to 135,000 listeners just over the course of last weekend!

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On My Mind — James Cherry

“On My Mind” has seen massive success from inclusion on major Spotify New Music Friday playlists but also from Apple Music’s Mellow Days playlist.

AWAL Insights™: While James received the majority of streams (111,775) from the US, he also found a significant amount of Spotify streaming support in Germany (16,153) and Apple Music streaming support in Russia (3,191).


2. Movies — FRND

This new track from FRND has had over 116,000 streams and 83,000 listeners just over the first few days after release.

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Movies — FRND

While the majority of streams have come from FRND’s add to New Music Friday, “Movies” got some play time from user-generated playlists, as well.

AWAL Insights™: Movies’ most engaged listeners seem to primarily be female and within the 25 – 34 age range.

3. Pretty Girls on Bikes — dubé

dubé’s new track has gained nearly 100,000 streams and 80,000 listeners over just 5 days after its release.

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Pretty Girls on Bikes — dubé

“Pretty Girls On Bikes” did receive the majority of its streams and listeners through its inclusion on New Music Friday, but also found decent support on other Spotify playlists such as Totally Alternative and New Noise.

AWAL Insights™: dubé crushed it on Spotify specifically, as nearly 83% of Pretty Girls on Bike’s streams thus far have come from Spotify curated playlists.