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AWAL First: Week of May 7th


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 R3HAB & Conor Maynard, Cuco, and Emotional Oranges.

1. Hold on Tight —R3HAB & Conor Maynard

R3HAB and Conor Maynard’s latest track, “Hold on Tight” made a huge debut last weekend, earning more than 1 million streams from more than 647,000 listeners.

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“Hold on Tight” landed on 19 New Music Friday playlists around the world, along with Spotify’s popular Workout playlist (with over 2 million followers), and alltrapnation’s curated “Trap Nation: Trending Now” playlist, which has 1.8 million followers.

AWAL Insights™: R3HAB and Conor Maynard’s streaming listeners were nearly 50/50 male and female in “Hold on Tight’s” first weekend.

2. Dontmakemefallinlove — Cuco

Cuco’s “Dontmakemefallinlove” accounted for over 375,000 from nearly 168,000 listeners in its first weekend of release.

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Apple Music added “Dontmakemefallinlove” to its Best of the Week and Untitled playlists, while the song also held a spot on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist in addition to “Lucy” a second track from his new EP “Chiquito”.

AWAL Insights™: On Spotify, 53% of the song’s streams came directly from playlists.

3. Motion — Emotional Oranges

Emotional Oranges’ brand-new track “Motion” earned almost 144,000 streams from just over 116,000 listeners in its first weekend.

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Five New Music Friday playlists worldwide added “Motion,” along with Spotify Canada’s R&B Right Now. H&M also included the track on its global in-store playlist.

AWAL Insights™: The LA-based duo not only received a ton of streaming support for “Motion” in their home country, the U.S. (55% of total streams), but also in other countries such as the UK (12%) and Canada (11%).


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