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AWAL First: Week of Oct 9th


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 Lauv, GEORGE GLEW, and Alex The Astronaut.

1. Easy Love — Lauv

Lauv’s latest single, “Easy Love,” had a blockbuster first weekend of release with over 2.2 million streams from 1.4 million listeners.

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Easy Love — Lauv

“Easy Love” received massive support by getting added to Spotify’s “Today’s Top Hits.” It also hit a significant amount of streams on New Music Friday and Pop Rising.

AWAL Insights™: “Easy Love” is rather popular with the ladies — the majority of its listeners across the board are female (58%), most of which between the ages of 18 to 24 (26%).

2. Home Love — GEORGE GLEW

In its debut weekend, GEORGE GLEW’s “Home Love” earned over 73,000 streams from over 59,000 listeners.

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Thanks to inclusions on five New Music Friday playlists such as New Music Friday United Kingdom, Germany, and Brazil, “Home Love” received a substantial boost in streams.

AWAL Insights™: Showing its international appeal, most of “Home Love’s” streams came from GEORGE GLEW’s native UK (58%), but nearly tied for second place were Germany (17%) and Brazil (12%).

3. William and Georgia — Alex The Astronaut

“William and Georgia” came on strong in its first few days of release with over 33,000 streams from 26,000 listeners.

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 William and Georgia — Alex The Astronaut

“William and Georgia” was a champion of New Music Friday pulling in streaming support on New Music Australia, France, Italy, and more.

AWAL Insights™: Overall, 90% of “William and Georgia’s” streams came from Spotify, but half of its streams on Apple Music came from the “Best of the Week” playlist alone!

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