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AWAL First: Week of Oct 16th


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 and milestones from AWAL members Rex Orange County, Lil Peep, and Poppy Ajudha.

1. Loving is Easy — Rex Orange County feat. Benny Sings

Rex Orange County’s  new single, “Loving is Easy” has pulled in a staggering 516,000 streams and 210,000 listeners over its first week.    

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Loving is Easy — Rex Orange County feat. Benny Sings

“Loving is Easy” gaining big momentum on New Music Friday UK but also saw a significant amount of streams come on through Apple Music’s mood-based playlists Mellow Days and Relax.

AWAL Insights™: Rex Orange County latest track received a near clean 50/50 split of streaming support across Apple Music and Spotify with 257,585 streams coming in from Spotify and 259,217 from Apple Music.

2. Avoid — Lil Peep feat. Wicca Phase Springs Eternal & Døves

This newest release from Lil Peep has had over 300,000 streams and nearly 175,000 listeners over the course of its first 5 days.

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Avoid — Lil Peep feat

Though “Avoid” recieved the majority of streaming support from New Music Friday US and UK, it also hit some good streaming numbers through the inclusion on Lil Peep’s personally curated playlist.

AWAL Insights™: Lil Peep crushed it in the United States pulling in 209,524 total streams. It specifically saw spikes in streaming support from New York (19,575), Los Angeles (17,127), and Chicago (9,002).

3. Spilling into You — Poppy Ajudha feat. Kojey Radical

Poppy Ajudha’s new track has gained nearly 75,000 streams and 60,000 listeners over the course of its first weekend.

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Spilling into You

The majority of streams for Spilling into You came through Spotify’s Sweet Soul Sunday and New Music Friday UK, but the track also gained some buzz on Apple Music’s “New Fire ”

AWAL Insights™: While the bulk of Poppy Ajudha’s streaming support came from the UK (42,572), it also garnered a significant amount of support in the US (6,172), and Sweden (4,456).

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