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AWAL First: Week of Feb 26th


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 JOHN.k, Declan J Donovan, and Felix Cartal feat. REGN.

1. Best of Me — JOHN.k

“Best of Me” had a massive first weekend of release, earning upwards of 154,000 streams from over 115,000 listeners.

Major Playlist Adds


“Best of Me” was added to three New Music Friday playlists along with Apple Music’s Best of the Week and super popular Spotify playlists including Young & Free and New Music Friday Cratediggers.

AWAL Insights™: New York City (14,000 streams) and Los Angeles (12,000) were “Best of Me’s” most popular US cities in its debut weekend, followed by Chicago (7,000).

2. Human Way — Declan J Donovan

Declan J Donovan’s “Human Way” earned over 139,000 streams from over 102,000 listeners over its debut weekend.

Major Playlist Adds 


In addition to five New Music Friday playlist adds worldwide, “Human Way” was added to two Apple Music “A-List” playlists, along with multiple genre-based playlists, like Spotify’s Mellow Pop and Apple Music’s “Acoustic Chill.”

AWAL Insights™: 78% of all of “Human Way’s” Spotify streams came from playlists.

3. Runaway — Felix Cartal feat. REGN

“Runaway” by Felix Cartal feat. REGN racked up more than 108,000 streams from over 79,000 listeners in its debut weekend.

Major Playlist Adds 


Along with 10 New Music Friday adds around the world, “Runaway” was added to Spotify’s Cardio playlist (which has over two million followers), and Apple Music’s Best of the Week.

AWAL Insights™: “Runaway’s” streaming listeners are mostly male, with the fellas making up 57%.


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