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AWAL First: Week of Sept 18th


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 R3HAB, Now, Now, and DENM.

1. Talking to You — R3HAB feat. Rynn

R3HAB’s  new single, “Talking to You” from his debut album “Trouble” has pulled in a staggering 400,000 streams and 275,000 listeners over its first weekend.    

Major Playlist Adds Talking to You — R3HAB feat. Rynn

“Talk to You” crushed it on Spotify’s New Music Friday, being featured on 20 worldwide — Sweden, Netherlands, United Kingdom and more.

AWAL Insights™: While the bulk of R3HAB’s streaming support came from the United States (55,803), it also garnered a significant amount of support in Sweden (45,485), Norway (44,991), & Netherlands (44,810).

2. Yours — Now, Now

This newest release from Now, Now has had nearly 225,000 streams and 160,000 listeners over the course of its first 5 days.

Major Playlist Adds

Yours — Now, Now

Though “Yours” received the majority of streaming support from New Music Friday United States, it also hit some good streaming numbers through genre playlists like New Indie Mix and Indie Pop.

AWAL Insights™: Now, Now killed it in the United States pulling in 185,109 streams. It specifically saw spikes in streaming support from New York (21,493), Los Angeles (16,650), and Chicago (9,763).

3. Bless Your Heart — DENM

DENM’s new track has gained nearly 105,000 streams and 85,000 listeners over the course of its first weekend.

Major Playlist Adds

Bless Your Heart — DENM

The bulk of DEMN’s success over the weekend came from numerous New Music Friday playlists such as the United States, Sweden, and Canada.  

AWAL Insights™: About 80% of all “Bless Your Heart” streaming activity came from plays through playlists.


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