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AWAL First: Week of Aug 28th


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 P.O.D., Madison Beer, and James Vickery.

1. Soundboy Killa  — P.O.D.

P.O.D.’s newest release has brought in over 85,000 streams and close to 60,000 listeners in less than a week’s time since release.


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Soundboy Killa  — P.O.D.

“Soundboy Killa” received tons of support from regional Spotify playlists such as New Music Friday Brazil and Portugal, but also a genre based Spotify playlist — New Metal Tracks.

AWAL Insights™: P.O.D.’s new release has a significantly higher male listener base as 81% of all listeners are men, 43% of which are between 25 and 34.

2. Dead – Acoustic — Madison Beer

The acoustic version of Madison Beer’s latest release, “Dead”, has had 82,000 streams and nearly 25,000 thousand listeners over just the first few days after release.

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Dead - Acoustic — Madison Beer

While the acoustic version of “Dead” found nice support on New Music Friday, where it shined most was on Apple Music’s Acoustic Hits playlist.

AWAL Insights™: Conversely to P.O.D’s latest single, Madison Beer found her largest pool of support from primarily female listeners (71%) between the ages of 18 and 24 (35%).

3. Alone  — James Vickery

James Vickery’s new track has gained nearly 75,000 streams and 60,000 listeners in less than a week’s time since release.

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Alone  — James Vickery

“Alone” received pretty evenly split support between both New Music Friday UK and Spotify mood based playlists Sweet Soul Sunday and Easy.  

AWAL Insights™: While the vast majority of streams for “Alone” came from the UK, Vickery also found significant streaming support in Sweden (4,180), Netherlands (3,909), and Ireland (3,196).  


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