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AWAL First: Week of August 13th


Music flows through AWAL’s pipelines every day, popping up on digital retailers around the world. Our AWAL First playlist showcases the previous week’s top performers, telling each song’s story through data. This time around, we sifted through the numbers behind R3HAB and Kaela Sinclair’s “Whiplash,” Example and Hayla’s “Show Me How To Love,” and “Trumpets” by Timmy Trumpet and Lady Bee.

  1.  “Show Me How To Love” by Example and Hayla

Last week, Example took another step toward his first project in four years by dropping a roaring pop song. 334,137 streams, spread across 185,609 listeners, points to a impending incline for “Show Me How To Love.”

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Apple Music spotlighted “Show Me To Love” with big looks on Global Dance, Breaking: Dance/EDM and Best of the Week. The song also debuted on several top Spotify UK playlists, including Summer Hits, Happy Pop Hits, New Music Friday and Massive Dance Hits.

AWAL Insights™: Editorial support drove 70 percent of Spotify streams and 40 percent of Apple Music streams for Example and Hayla’s joint track last week.

  1. “Whiplash” by R3HAB and Kaela Sinclair

The joint efforts of a globetrotting DJ/producer and an M83 multi-talent can only yield the very best, and “Whiplash” does not disappoint. 366,632 people gave this slice of pristine pop a spin, good for driving 567,096 streams.   

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“Whiplash” made the rounds at Spotify, landing on ElectroMix and more than seven New Music Friday playlists across the globe. Apple Music helped push the track to a strong first week with Best of the Week honors.

AWAL Insights™: 77 percent of “Whiplash” streams occurred outside of the U.S.

  1. “Trumpets” by Timmy Trumpets and Lady Bee

Thanks to invigorating production designed to soundtrack a night on the town, 101,475 listeners have played Timmy Trumpets’ latest release 101,475 times.

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Spotify came through for Trumpets’ eponymous single, providing New Music Friday coverage in Italy, Spain, Portugal and more, while Apple Music showed support with Best of the Week.

AWAL Insights™: The most engaged “Trumpets” listeners are using the Personal Playlists section of Apple Music to press play

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