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AWAL First: Week of Jan 15th


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 Owl City, The Shadowboxers, and The Howl & The Hum.

1. Lucid Dream — Owl City

“Lucid Dream” had a massive first weekend, earning over 160,000 streams and attracting more than 72,000 listeners.

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AWAL First: Week of Jan 15th

Owl City’s newest release found a ton of streaming support from Spotify’s “Newest Pop Mix” playlist in addition to Apple Music’s “Best of the Week, and even a spotify dedicated playlist to the “Lucid Dream” singer — “This is: Owl City.”

AWAL Insights™: The guys are loving “Lucid Dream” — 61% of its listeners are male!

2. Runaway — The Shadowboxers

The Shadowboxers’ latest hit “Runaway” earned close to 140,000 streams from more than 104,000 listeners in its debut weekend.

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AWAL First: Week of Jan 15th

“Runaway” landed itself on 3 New Music Friday playlists this week including United States, Canada, Indonesia. It also found some serious love from Apple Music’s Best of the Week and Alternative Hits.

AWAL Insights™: The majority of streams for The Shadowboxers new track came from the United States (82%), with the most popular cities being New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

3. Portrait I — The Howl and the Hum

“Portrait I” earned an upwards of 80,000 streams and brought in over 66,000 listeners in its debut weekend.

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AWAL First: Week of Jan 15th

The Howl and the Hum saw the bulk of their streaming support come from New Music Friday adds as they were included on 6 different ones last Friday.

AWAL Insights™: While “Portrait I” killed it in the UK pulling in (43%) of its total debut weekend streams from there, the track also performed exceptionally well in France (26%) and also Italy (11%).

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