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AWAL First: Week of April 9th


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 Tom Misch feat. Goldlink, Cuco, and Matt Simons.

1. Lost in Paris — Tom Misch feat. Goldlink

“Lost in Paris,” Tom Misch’s latest single from his new album, Geography, featuring Goldlink, had a massive first week of release, earning almost a million streams from over 481,000 listeners.

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“Lost in Paris” was added to 17 New Music Friday playlists around the world, along with Apple Music’s Best of the Week and The A List: UK. Also, Tom and Goldlink appeared on the cover of Spotify’s Butter playlist!

AWAL Insights™: The US and UK are nearly tied for most streams — the US has 30% (292,064), and the UK has 29% (283,727).

2. CR-V — Cuco

Cuco’s ode to his car “CR-V,” racked up more than 271,000 streams from nearly 173,000 listeners.

Major Playlist Adds

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Along with adds to New Music Friday playlists in the US and UK, “CR-V” appeared on Apple Music’s Best of the Week, New Fire, and Breaking Indie.

AWAL Insights™: On Spotify, 55% of “CR-V’s” streams came directly from playlists; 42% of Apple Music’s streams also came from playlists.

3. We Can Do Better — Matt Simons

Matt Simons’ “We Can Do Better” did great in its first week of release — with over 161,000 streams from almost 119,000 listeners.

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“We Can Do Better” found its way onto 15 New Music Friday playlists along with Apple Music’s Breaking: Pop and Spotify’s Pop Rising and Wake Up Happy.

AWAL Insights™: 62% of “We Can Do Better’s” listeners were women — the majority of which fell into the 24-35 age range.


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