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AWAL First: Week of Jan 22nd


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 Tritonal, SJ & Tima Dee, SAINT PHNX, and ionnalee feat. Jamie Irrepressible.

1. Calabasas — Tritonal, SJ & Tima Dee

In its first weekend of release, “Calabasas” earned more than 180,000 streams from over 117,000 listeners.

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Calabasas — Tritonal, SJ & Tima Dee

“Calabasas” was added to eight New Music Friday playlists and several others that have thousands of followers, including Apple Music’s All Day Dance Party and Spotify’s Workout, Time to Dance, and Friday Cratediggers. 

AWAL Insights™: 45% of “Calabasas’” streams came from the United States, while Canada came in second with 15%.


SAINT PHNX’s “ONE” earned over 89,000 streams from over 73,000 listeners in its debut weekend.

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“ONE” was added to 10 New Music Friday playlists around the world and also was included on Apple’s Best of the Week and several genre-based playlists like The A-List: Rock and Breaking Alternative.

AWAL Insights™: Although SAINT PHNX is from Scotland, Germany tied the duo’s native UK most streams during “ONE’s” debut weekend!

3. DUNES OF SAND — ionnalee feat. Jamie Irrepressible

Ionnalee’s “DUNES OF SAND” featuring Jamie Irrepressible’ has earned almost 34,000 streams from more than 13,000 listeners in its debut weekend.

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DUNES OF SAND — ionnalee feat. Jamie Irrepressible

“DUNES OF SAND” popped up on Sweden’s New Music Friday playlist and also scored spots on Spotify’s Indie Highlights and Late Night Chill — both with over 10,000 followers!

AWAL Insights™: Men are super into “DUNES OF SAND” — 65% of listeners in its debut weekend were male.


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