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AWAL First: Week of Dec 18th


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 Kim Petras feat. Lil Aaron, Don Diablo, and RedOne (with Daddy Yankee, French Montana, and Dinah Lake).

1. Faded — Kim Petras feat. Lil Aaron

“Faded” had a massive first weekend, earning more than 408,000 streams from over 312,000 listeners.

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“Faded” landed on 23 New Music Friday playlists around the world, including the United States, Germany, Poland, Turkey, and beyond, along with genre-based playlists like Germany’s “Pop Brandneu” — which features her on the cover!

AWAL Insights™: Over 84% of “Faded’s” streams came from playlists, which is more than 307,000 streams overall!

2. You Can’t Change Me — Don Diablo

Don Diablo’s “You Can’t Change Me” racked up over 408,000 streams from over 265,000 listeners in its first weekend of release.

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You Can’t Change Me — Don Diablo

“You Can’t Change Me” was added to 115 playlists in its debut weekend, including Apple’s Best of the Week and three Spotify playlists with over two million followers each: New Music Friday — US, mint, and Cardio.

AWAL Insights™: The guys are digging “You Can’t Change Me” more than the ladies — 65% of all streams came from male listeners!

3. Boom Boom Tiësto Remix — RedOne, Daddy Yankee, French Montana, and Dinah Jane

Tiësto’s remix of “Boom Boom” brought in an upwards of 50,000 streams from more than 35,000 listeners in its debut weekend.

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Boom Boom Tiësto Remix

In addition to scoring spots on multiple New Music Friday playlists around the world, Tiësto’s “Boom Boom” remix was also added to Apple Music’s Today’s Hits and Best of the Week, among others.

AWAL Insights™: Sweden is going crazy for this “Boom Boom” remix, generating 27% of all streams!


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