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AWAL First: Week of Nov 13th


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 from AWAL members Maisie Peters, Ella Vos, and NVDES feat. Remmi.

1. Birthday — Maisie Peters

“Birthday” had a massive first weekend of release, earning over 474,000 streams from more than 339,000 listeners.

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Birthday — Maisie Peters

Scoring a spot in a whopping 20 New Music Friday playlists around the world, “Birthday” also got a boost from inclusion on mood- and genre-based Spotify playlists like Acoustic Pop and Autumn Sounds.

AWAL Insights™: Though most of “Birthday’s” listeners come from the United States (24%), the United Kingdom and Germany are neck and neck for second with 17% and 14% respectively!

2. I Know You Care — Ella Vos

In its first weekend, Ella Vos’ “I Know You Care” earned over 243,000 streams from over 194,000 listeners.

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I Know You Care — Ella Vos

“I Know You Care” found its way onto 15 New Music Friday playlists, along with the Chill Vibes, Indie Pop and popular Apple Music Playlist, Breaking: Pop.

AWAL Insights™: 82% of all of “I Know You Care’s” streams came from playlists — that’s over 193,000 streams!

3. D.Y.T. (Do Your Thing) — NVDES feat. Remmi

“D.Y.T. (Do Your Thing)” had a great debut weekend with over 168,000 streams from more than 132,000 listeners.

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D.Y.T. (Do Your Thing) — NVDES feat. Remmi

Along with its addition to three New Music Friday playlists, “D.Y.T. (Do Your Thing)” scored by being added to Best of the Week Apple Music playlist.

AWAL Insights™: Although the listener demographics are pretty close, the ladies are loving this track just a bit more than the fellas: 51% of streams were from women listeners.


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