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AWAL First: Week of June 4th


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 Lauv, Rex Orange County & Randy Newman, and Set Mo.

1. Enemies — Lauv

Just like the previous week, Lauv once again dropped two great tracks last week — “Enemies” and “Never Not” — completing his “I met you when I was 18.” playlist. Both of them had an awesome first few days of release — and “Enemies” led the way with 1.4 million streams from 801,000 listeners.

Major Playlist Adds

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In addition to a massive 27 New Music Friday adds around the world, “Enemies” landed on Apple Music’s Best of the Week. Lauv was also featured on the cover of Spotify’s Hits Banget.

AWAL Insights™: Nearly 500,000 streams came solely from the United States — and “Enemies” had around 50,000 streams in both New York City and Los Angeles.

2. You’ve Got a Friend in Me — Rex Orange County & Randy Newman

Rex Orange County’s collaboration with the legendary Randy Newman on his iconic track, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” scored over 644,000 streams from more than 396,000 listeners in its debut weekend of release.

Major Playlist Adds

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The reimagined “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” released as a Spotify exclusive under its RISE program, was added to 10 New Music Friday playlists around the world, along with Spotify’s popular Mood Booster playlist.

AWAL Insights™: 56% of all streaming listeners are from the United States.

3. Fault Lines — Set Mo

Australian duo Set Mo’s latest track, “Fault Lines,” from their#TrackAMonth project racked up more than 226,000 streams from 186,000 listeners during its first weekend of release.

Major Playlist Adds

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In addition to an add to Apple Music’s Best of the Week and The A-List: Dance, “Fault Lines” found its way onto 13 New Music Friday playlists. Set Mo was also featured on the cover of New Music Friday Australia!

AWAL Insights™: 85% of “Fault Line’s” Spotify streams came from playlists; on Apple Music, 80% came from playlists.


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