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AWAL First: Week of May 14


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 Kaskade, Brohug & Mr. Tape feat. Madge, Calin, and lil aaron feat. Travis Barker.

1. Fun — Kaskade, Brohug & Mr. Tape feat. Madge

“Fun,” the latest collaboration between Kaskade, Brohug, and Mr. Tape featuring Madge, had a massive first weekend of release with more than 332,000 streams from nearly 240,000 listeners.

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Along with additions to nine New Music Friday playlists, “Fun” was included on several popular dance/EDM Spotify playlists like Dance Máximo, Dance Brandneu, and digsterdeutschland – Germany’s curated Club Music Anthems playlist, which has over 404,000 followers.

AWAL Insights™: 70% of all of “Fun’s” Spotify streams came directly from playlists.

2. QUIT — lil aaron feat. Travis Barker

In its debut weekend, lil aaron’s newest track, “QUIT,” featuring Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, earned over 121,000 streams from an upwards of 59,000 listeners.

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“QUIT” was added to New Music Friday in the US in addition to star Jacob Sartorius’ curated Sartorian Top 25 and Apple Music’s Best of the Week, Beats of the Week, and The A-List: Rock.

AWAL Insights™: “QUIT” received exceptional reception in the United States, which accounted for 84% of streams on Spotify and Apple Music.

3. Anything Goes — NVDES

NVDES’ “Anything Goes” had a great first weekend of release with more than 96,000 streams from almost 80,000 listeners.

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New Music Friday US and New Music Friday Cratediggers added “Anything Goes,” along with Spotify’s Indie Pop, which has nearly 750,000 followers.

AWAL Insights™: The ladies are loving NVDES’ latest — 54% of “Anything Goes’” listeners over its first weekend were female.


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