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AWAL First: Week of April 30


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 through AWAL from Ivy Adara, Steve Angello feat. Highly Sedated, and WESLEE.

1. Currency — Ivy Adara

Ivy Adara’s new track “Currency” had a massive first week of release, earning nearly 305,000 streams from 233,000 listeners.

Major Playlist Adds

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Apple Music added “Currency” to several popular playlists, including Best of the Week, The A-List: Pop, and Pure Pop 50. The track was also included on eight New Music Fridays around the world and on Spotify’s Pop Rising.

AWAL Insights™: Though “Currency” received most of its streams from the US (44%), Germany was in second place with (22%).

2. Flashing Lights — Steve Angello feat. Highly Sedated

“Flashing Lights,” Steve Angello’s latest release featuring Highly Sedated, racked up almost 245,000 streams from over 153 listeners in its first weekend.

Major Playlist Adds

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Along with adds to Spotify’s Dance Brandneu and mint playlists (the latter of which features Steve on its cover!), “Flashing Lights” was added to Apple Music’s EDM Hits, Best of the Week, Festival Bangers, and more.

AWAL Insights™: A whopping 79% of “Flashing Lights’” streams its first weekend came from men.

3. Sweat Dreams — WESLEE

WESLEE’s “Sweat Dreams” soared through its debut weekend with nearly 110,000 streams from more than 77,000 listeners.

Major Playlist Adds

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Two New Music Friday playlists included “Sweat Dreams,” along with Spotify’s Young & Free and Apple Music’s Best of the Week, Pop Chill, and Today at Apple.

AWAL Insights™: Listeners were ready and waiting for “Sweat Dreams” — most of its streams were earned on Friday between 9:00am and 12:00pm.


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