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Chart Peak Ago Last This On PRODUCER (SONGWRITER) IMPRINT/PROMOTION LABEL 34 2 Rihanna scores a third top 40 hit 61 60 51 Bounce Back Big Sean 51 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 from her HITMAKA (S.M.J.SPENCE (J.JIMENEZ LONDONO.KRONLUND.T.N.OSISIOMA EMENIKE.O.J.T.MAYER) COLUMBIA Love On and the No.LONDONO ARIAS.ORMANDY) SYCO/COLUMBIA F.A.S. ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen Music.P.J.GRAMMER.FAUNTLEROY II) ATLANTIC SALES./DEF JAM 76 72 72 Look Alive Rae Sremmurd 72 5 . .SUNDERLAND.CUBEATZ (S.MCANALLY. Rhiannon Giddens EMI NASHVILLE 94 2 91 TRAIN Play That Song 75 Redbone Childish Gambino 75 1 .GORLEY.I. 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P!nk 29 17 88 88 87 How I’ll Always Be Tim McGraw 87 6 with 3.T.T.LEWIS. according to Nielsen BURBERRY PERRY (P.A.OSBORNE) VANNER/RCA NASHVILLE 53 70 69 Better Man Little Big Town 53 4 79 85 89 Litty Meek Mill Feat.VOJTESAK.J.H.WILLIAMS) EARDRUMMER/INTERSCOPE S.KURSTIN) XL/COLUMBIA BUSBEE.W.LOULES) SYCO/EPIC D STACKZ (A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE.CEPHUS.BROWN. Flo Rida & LunchMoney Lewis 95 4 with its new single.BENSTEAD.GOTTWALD.SUNDERLAND.HERNANDEZ.H. Future & Lil Uzi Vert Star Of The Show Thomas Rhett The week’s most popular current songs across all genres. Lil Uzi Vert 54 2 Me” — jumps 35-27 on the Digital METRO BOOMIN.GOLAN.G KOOP (K. sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music and streaming activity data by online music sources tracked by Nielsen Music.R.BRATHWAITE.SOLOMON.THOMAS RHETT (THOMAS RHETT.C.FRANK DUKES (J.LUELLEN.Q.GRIFFIN JR.B.GOLDSTEIN.G.KURSTIN (A.Z.N.WARD.STEREOTYPES (BRUNO MARS. JOHNSON.WALTER.CARMICHAEL) COLUMBIA B.BUSBEE) COLUMBIA NASHVILLE 6 BILLBOARD | DECEMBER 10.A.TRANTER) RCA second single from Glory.KING.K.MOORE.MALUMA.L.S.M. 92 95 Sex With Me Rihanna 92 5 NEW NOT LISTED (NOT LISTED) GLASSNOTE BOI-1DA.B.STEVENS.R.MACK) RECORD COMPANY TEN/EPIC DR.C.LIDDELL.JENKINS.ALEX PURPLE (T.B.R.M.TAGGART.TILLMAN. Q.CHESNEY (R.ISLAM) DISRUPTOR/COLUMBIA MATTMAN & ROBIN (M.MIKE WILL MADE-IT (A. 2016 .R.C. 80 75 68 Say You Won’t Let Go James Arthur 68 5 70 84 88 Vice Miranda Lambert 47 19 A.” Spears ’ THE CHAINSMOKERS (A.MCGRAW (J.S. All rights reserved.M.MARSHALL.L.JAMES) THINK IT’S A GAME Slumber Party 60 68 66 All We Know The Chainsmokers Feat.CHAN “EL GENIO” (SHAKIRA.N.MAYER (J.COPPERMAN.J.GORLEY.M. RUSS (RUSS) COLUMBIA J.K.X.R.SIMPSON) WARNER BROS.STOVER.L. © 2016. —G.B.A.CIRKUT (A.J.A.R.S.E.” 77 Chantaje Shakira Feat.P.M.C.WAYNE.R.COHEN) RCA J. 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Twist & Shout Records year was $140 million Delaware is that an incoming sage.” he says. Montana film Reefer Madness Haight Street store’s annual rent. 13 on Maren Morris (Breakthrough) and asked me to host and perform at the Billboard Hot 100. Seattle and Los Angeles until he learned that they smoked the mix that can help the store make I will say 100 percent that I will fre- say they have yet to see significant marijuana. but just trying to possible marriage of music and Rhode Island had a $2.” says Paul who also is a partner in two medical But California chain Amoeba stipulations as to what can be Epstein. like has gotten better.” the eight states legalizing recreational pot’s profit margin is greater than that realizes the dream. Shania Twain and others at the event. “Starving” Women in Music event include Halsey honoree Shania Twain at the event. who notes that Amoeba many customers. is (Rising Star). there are challenges. It’s going to be a in 2011 for her role in True Grit. there are 10 other cannabis. executives of 2016. which airs Dec. “I can’t really say if That said. everything California* “Tax revenue [from Colorado* nascent pot market. 18.” he says. failed presidential bid. which has been in next to my store. 19.C. independent music-retail chains. who was Weinstein.” cannabis] all told last Connecticut Another concern Prop 64’s pas- —Paul Epstein. for think he can run a successful Maine* marijuana coordination Maryland Sessions may roll back $44. That Weinstein cites his 26 years running legalized recreational Minnesota of 1930’s propaganda business now covers half of the one of the country’s most successful use in 2012. Top 40 airplay chart (dated Dec. selection. 12 on Lifetime.* rejected for a 1986 earns roughly half the revenue it did this would be a dream combina- 18. the Freedman.” says with Woody Harrelson and Kyra nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld is Steinfeld. said he thought on getting this permit for five years route if we had the opportunity — retailers Billboard spoke to in Ku Klux Klan members were “OK. TO P LI N E are. keep it alive. *Legal for recreational use federal judgeship in 2008 and is down to 35 employees tion. 12 on Lifetime Singer and Academy Award. too. owner of Denver’s Twist & dispensaries. D. Today. feeling optimistic.” along medical and not of recreational Alaska* with strict regulations the result of the Arizona marijuana hasn’t had a positive effect.” says co-owner Marc marijuana comes too late. which is leading the sold and where.000 new jobs. co-owner of cannabis and the District of recorded music’s and “something decade. creating Washington. myself included. may be immune from to sell marijuana products and “You would be hard dispensaries right future “re-criminalization. 9 in New York and airing No.” by the Marijuana Ohio “not the kind of to keep the Berkeley store going For Madell. “The event empowers Sedgwick in The Edge of Seventeen. everything chain in Colorado Springs. whose Other Music Policy Group cited by Oregon* thing that ought to be for many years without making was in business for 21 years. Alessia Cara (Rule Steinfeld be held Dec.” “With marijuana. “I’m really honored that Billboard and reaches a new peak of No. “The reason we worked Other Music would have gone this and other music views. an Massachusetts* state marijuana laws. for the first time in more than a says Louis Lambert. may in depth and be able to offer people cannabis retail outlets. Meanwhile. for 2015. “My sales aren’t up.) Still. in April explore a similar strategy. Amoeba’s outlier state that Michigan Recalling the hysteria a medical marijuana ID card. Denver has nearly Nevada* and the Reagan Amoeba’s Hollywood store. New York No” policies.” (Worth noting: Seven of it in the long run.” Arkansas impeding them from fully capitalizing on a recently won rec- reational rights “With marijuana. 22 BILLBOARD | DECEMBER 10. the Independent Records & Video Columbia backed Hillary Clinton’s Amazon can’t kill you on. but pressed to find any States With next to them.. Colorado. spoke of obtained for its Berkeley location is medical establishments here. 2016 .” he says. Epstein for his alleged racist from 90. “I have a dispensary Music. “We’re just inter- According to a study North Dakota Sessions called weed “We’ve gone to great lengths ested in having a killer retail store. pot revenue Pennsylvania legalized” and a “very much money. Billboard Women in Music Awards.4 billion real danger. She also stars Kesha (Trailblazer).” says Andrew Florida Trump administration its San Francisco Freedman (aka “the Hawaii and its attorney store has opened Green Evaluations When asked what makes him Illinois weed czar”). “For Vermont economic impact in Washington* Sessions. examined by a physician and receive ding crossover market. know about them New Jersey and/or recreational New Mexico benighted “Just Say location within five years. director of general nominee Jeff adjacent to its location. “but state’s music-retail charge into Freedman: “You’re only allowed business for 28 years. Steinfeld will join great show!” Honorees and performers at the Woman of the Year Madonna and Icon Steinfeld’s latest single.” In fact. 9 with a bullet on the Mainstream Breaker). Colo. is because we really believe this is too many hypotheticals here — but Colorado. There. Says Colorado’s Shout Records. that came with has gotten better.” Other the dispensary license it recently very little else in recreational and Decriminalized business in Denver for Marijuana stores. spotlights their achievements in Steinfeld was nominated for an Oscar honoring the standout female stars and a wonderful way.” Hailee Steinfeld To Host Billboard Women In Music Awards DANIEL ZUCHNIK/WIREIMAGE The singer-actress will join Madonna. to (with Grey and featuring Zedd). which “Our model is to have as many prod- New Hampshire 400 licensed medical administration’s is set to move from its current ucts as possible.” He adds that quent the first New York City shop dividends. Andra Day (Powerhouse). California residents can be dispensary in what is still a bud- for Colorado.” which the legalization a “weed glut. nationally Dec. this year’s Women in Music.” as some amount of paraphernalia. 10) Meghan Trainor (Chart-Topper). set to host and perform at the annual women in the music industry and which opened in theaters Nov.

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the payout will be $40 million. complications follow. asserting that game. however. digital royalty- Volman collection agency SoundExchange has What differentiates The Breaks from battle DJs of all time. which cut such a deal in November with pop group Russell Hornsby The Turtles regarding pre-1972 royalty payments. 28. since then. was on-set. all of its premiere (according to Nielsen) and situation that might reduce the believability. aims to stand out and thrive in a growing crowd of like-minded series while such songs are not covered by BY DAN RYS federal law. and Baz Luhrmann’s glitzy As part of the settlement. and (which received mixed reviews). led by singers Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman. That’s what we appeals. guarantees that The Turtles and the labels will receive royalties from a pool of at least $25 million. directed and produced the show) Special Ed. Sirius gets a HORNSBY: COURTESY OF VH1. [Brooklyn rapper] rate of 11 percent of revenue 2017. TO P LI N E SiriusXM’s $40 Million Lose-Win The radio giant’s settlement with The Turtles could yield a precedent-setting royalty rate BY ED CHRISTMAN Losing $25 million to $40 million in a legal settlement is a crippling blow for virtually any company. which to me is a contemporary payments. it’s a great get more access to it. they are protected by W state laws and are entitled to royalty HEN VH1’S ORIGINAL FILM an Empire. Already. which means that at the 10. then we had two of the greatest to 2022. Empire has a different aesthetic and What can fans expect from this season? in 2015. talk about authenticity. even just for the comprising 5. Loosely based on The Big what are we getting in return? On Nov. Authenticity is what California and New York. $210 million settlement with the major labels and ABKCO in 2015. or less. (who wrote. 5. that’s not completely in sync with history.5 percent of its gross revenue — just half the statutory hourlong episodes set to debut in February nod to the core audience. With The Breaks’ Charnas It means a lot. Sirius and The Turtles Payback. intersection of authenticity and what’s [the pilot] on a really upbeat note — but Some major-label executives fear Sirius will attempt to position The Turtles’ settlement rate of commercially viable.5 percent as a benchmark — one the CRB could use as Dan Charnas I take more lessons from Charnas Such as: What happens when you a precedent when it considers setting statutory rates Mad Men and The Wire than I would. or devolve. The settlement hit Empire had paved the way for will stick around. three decisions are prompting the network to option an eight. Billboard sat down with Seith Mann Special Ed worked with us to re-create it is scheduled to pay in 2017. for The Turtles and burgeoning hip-hop business. Mann I don’t care about dragons. The Turtles. and offset by horrible decision-making independent labels its success suggested that Fox’s when it comes to authenticity.) were canceled). the network’s semi-historical show about the early-’90s hip-hop lawsuit against Sirius in 2013 (and Pandora in 2014). (So far. make a business drama. get what you want? in the future. it paid about tone. Babu and Rob Swift. Same with [R&B set by the Copyright Royalty Board in 2012.5 percent rate set by the CRB for Sirius for 2015. streaming platform Pandora. TURTLES: PICTORIAL PRESS/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO. reached a similar. filed a class-action The Breaks. So to have evolve. Sirius. VOLMAN: BOBBY BANK/WIREIMAGE. but I watch Game of Thrones because plays by Sirius. MANN: D DIPASUPIL/GETTY IMAGES. similarly themed dramas. if The Turtles prevail in all three profile debuts of the rock-centric it’s well executed. have made community involved? has agreed to pay royalties from a pool of revenue the genre less of a sure bet. which will be divided up on a pro-rata share by However. have not been paying royalties for music recorded before 1972. Seith Mann The Get Down is a very different Sirius had revenue of $4. the show Can music-related period dramas that could lead to is a period drama set in 1990 New York capture audiences over a full season? a $25 million to $40 million payout about three friends trying to make it in the Charnas If the narrative is strong and isn’t The Turtles in 1967. say. characters that live in those arcs. copyright for master recordings became part of federal law. being appealed. The Breaks debuted in soap.S.6 million total viewers the night we agonize over: When we create a fictional lost in Florida. I was interested in the characters who Mann To see the characters they met $480 million to labels and artists in the form of made hip-hop become what it is. dive into hip-hop’s roots. it met with critical realism based in a different era. which is this magical The Turtles’ suits January. with Kaylan (top right) and Volman (center right). it as Sampson could be a triumph. in a still from For the past several years. along with The Breaks. At a 23 percent level. the year VH1 Banks On Rap ‘Business Drama’ that the U. rate to 23 percent of gross revenue. people that own music made before 1972. (left) and proposed more than doubling Sirius’ Kaylan in shows like Empire and The Get Down? help re-create a fictional battle. We re-created a DJ The CRB has just begun to expect from season one. or The Get Down. 2014. 24 BILLBOARD | DECEMBER 10. hip-hop and what to singer] Keith Sweat. But for satellite radio giant SiriusXM. The Get Down Why is it important to have the hip-hop 10-year license to play the pre-1972 recordings.) episode series. he coached the actor. wrote according to the five-year rates and Charnas (who co-wrote the story) to his rhymes. We wanted to have prevailed in and commercial success. the high.1 billion payout to labels. although they pulling in 2. We ended that would mean a $1. (Sirius Mann Vinyl and Roadies (both of which have to do. battle scene and Mack [Wilds] trained for determine Sirius’ rates for 2018 months. Dan Charnas’ authoritative 2010 reached a settlement history of the hip-hop industry. 2016 . in the business as they master recording royalties.6 billion show.

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There’s and best score Oscar consideration? everything in there from Frank Sinatra The 50 Shades of Grey movie There are many more experts here GROOMING BY ASHLEY BOURDON AT CELESTINE AGENCY to Kanye West. UNIVERSAL PICTURES Mike Knobloch The movie-music maestro on the upcoming Sing and the time that Mumford & Sons turned down a million BY MELINDA NEWMAN PHOTOGRAPHED BY JULIAN BERMAN L IKE MANY YOUNG MEN WHO played in a high school band.. who in revenue. although Synch departments at publishing songs to music-driven sequences his office on the Universal Studios lot is and record companies are under throughout the film . and his and nobody wants to pay for it or we is so soulful. of songwriters. that’s not quite how it worked as performances by actors. but film. “I’d just grow up and be a rock star. How do you deal to jam them into the film.” PRESIDENT OF FILM MUSIC AND PUBLISHING. right? “a great reminder I would interpret the explanation as McConaughey. rumored $1 million to use “I Will Wait” 2 Two Todd McLellan 25-person staff are working on more than don’t agree. many of them tremendous pressure to bring 1 just taking existing songs and trying vintage. publishers see me as a partner and [Beyoncé’s] “Crazy in Love” for the “I played Paul McCartney’s ‘Maybe I’m not just the bank. producers and artists. I ultimately “Faith. There’s a lot of amazing gift from Knobloch’s you down. We want absolute ceiling of the number of bottle. starring Matthew music out there.. Knobloch loves the At any given moment. and soundtrack were huge than me about the whole awards successes in 2015. but “it’s song (featuring Ariana Grande) for a film As much as I can get them to give us. music Universal pushes for best song For licensed music. those conversations. the types of licenses and the recapture that magic again by taking the become the tail wagging the dog. What are your game.) I would say it’s a lot! I think 50 Shades Darker? unilaterally decide. worked on $20 million movies that have Sing has more than 60 licensed songs. It mostly there to just be really heartbreaking if an artist just in more than a dozen years.” And like most heavily featured uses of licensed songs same approach with a diverse lineup of them. what percentage of an vintage typewriter with another big dose of exposure. How Is this the most money you’ve spent to on $80 million movies that have involved are you in deciding what license music for a movie? $1. And while Amazed’ on the Rhodes [electric piano] the table there’s a mutual interest in 2 we won’t be using that song in this and he stood next to me and sang. joined Universal in 2010 after 13 years and it’s going to break the budget “Shooting with them You offered Mumford & Sons a as executive vp at Fox Music. Long Island native Mike Knobloch figured. really depends on the kind of movie.” if you get to a point in a negotiation 1 A photography buff. “Steven I like to think that labels and Miguel did the new cover of Tyler was really into it. of perspective. loves having with that while trying to manage them at his disposal — and so do the artists your costs? Any artists you can confirm? he works with on a daily basis.” he says.” Stevie Wonder’s first original overall budget goes toward music? an eye toward writing respect it. and they didn’t want to give it 3 Knobloch bought this Johansson. probably.” says Knobloch. plays keyboards and drums. Knobloch. Sometimes it [with Sing] we are definitely at the The first Fifty Shades was lightning in a comes up [with artists]. “I would love to see TO P LI N E [more] gender and ethnic diversity. out for the president of film music and and by creating bespoke. and not packed with instruments. so I get to be part of Can you say how much? music plans for February’s sequel. but I don’t (Laughs.” that song. for sure. for the new film and soundtrack. opens Dec. It was keeping the relationship healthy. I’ve look cool. about the importance maybe they felt that people were tiring of Seth MacFarlane and Scarlett Every movie is different but.” isn’t in the mood.5 million music budgets. The married father of two. who where something is just too expensive classic Leica M cameras. What happened? wife and serve as The animated feature.” says Knobloch. Reese Witherspoon. Miguel is working on a new song an out-of-body experience. We’re certainly trying to 3 to keep it in perspective so it doesn’t licenses. 3 at Universal Pictures Film Music in Universal City. 26 BILLBOARD | DECEMBER 10. including holiday tentpole Sing. $2 million music budgets and I’ve worked Awards season is approaching. we have the prerogative photographs were a for a movie trailer and they turned 20 movies. original publishing for Universal Pictures. photographed Nov. 21 and includes generally. to walk away. FROM THE DESK OF “We still have a lot of work to do on that front. 2016 . 46. On both sides of Fifty Shades Darker trailers. but there are times when it can notes on it.

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oneworld is a mark of the oneworld alliance. Pandora than 50 percent and regularly in July 2016. now accounting for YouTube and Google Play in for 11 percent of the service’s plays. Today. Inc.LA. than the 13. . Pandora and YouTube BY LEILA COBO I N OCTOBER 2013. within two years. Latin is a big priority for mobile service providers.” says Rocío Latin fans in a more targeted Guerrero.Inc. Inc. All rights reserved. market is the exponential growth “Last year at this time. in the United States. of Latin content programming.” America is the world’s second- Once a fastest-growing niche genre. TO P LI N E Latin: Streaming’s Quiet Giant Driven by mobile and playlists. “Baila Reggaetón” consecutive weeks. outperforming other genres. from The most nonstop flights from LA. © 2016 American Airlines. LLC. the Flight Symbol logo and the Tail Symbol are marks of American Airlines. Latin America. “There’s a bit of a revolution For example. All rights reserved.” says Ady Harley. head of past year the region has had the Latin music programming. All rights reserved. top seven most-streamed playlists Likewise. Inc. we had of smartphone use. The That rise played a huge role in Latin phenomenon is evident not only music’s sudden prevalence on on Spotify — where three of the YouTube and Shazam charts. only continued to grow. where the Audience Report.Inc. the genre has become the fastest-growing musical style on Spotify. among all demographic groups. and Spotify. oneworld LLC. the Flight Symbol logo and the Tail Symbol are marks of American Airlines. service. with smart- has become a major force an awakening phone adoption rising sharply: on streaming about Latin from less than services. are Latin. © 2016 © 2016American Airlines. and it has The two main factors behind streaming’s rise in the Latin The most nonstop flights from LA. Latin the company.3 million. and significantly more Latin America. Inc. tify as Hispanic and 11 percent of spending an average of 27 minutes the music streamed is Latin. Latin music “There has been mobile region. American Airlines. Spotify’s global head manner.1 million subscribers. American Inc. American the the Airlines. adding that in the says Marcos Juárez. 25 percent of users iden. And and 36 minutes per week streaming YouTube reports that in October.LLC. 1. had become Spotify’s second-most popular playlist globally. wasn’t Shaky” has been FROM LLAAflights B.” 10 percent in 2011 to more accelerated clip — Marcos Juárez. launched in 2008. Hispanics are service says that in the United the most avid smartphone users States.to 17-minute average. American Airlines. Flight Symbol Flight logologo Symbol andand thethe Tail Tail Symbol areare Symbol marks of American marks of American Airlines. on 40 percent of the views for its their smartphones — more than any Global Top 100 chart came from other demo. video and audio.” music. head approximately 1 percentage point of music publishing partnerships per year since 2012. “It According to GSMA Intelligence. according to Guerrero according to Nielsen’s 2015 Total — but also Pandora. alliance. Pandora and YouTube approaching we have 3. But YouTube’s global music chart for 11 FROM L A The most nonstop TO B. Airlines. and that two of YouTube’s us to focus on building and growing American Airlines. the international association of Now. growing at an power in the U. Daddy GO GO STRAIGHT It was an experiment: The Yankee’s hit “Shaky GOFROM STRAIGHT L A TO B. oneworld is a mark oneworld of the is a mark oneworld of the alliance.S. respectively. Inc. The most nonstop flights from LA. biggest growth in views and watch “That 11 percent lit a fire under time. Pandora’s Latin happening in Latin America with music plays have grown by YouTube. All rights reserved. Airlines. © 2016 American Airlines. countries until the end of 2013. oneworld is a mark of the oneworld alliance. was a wake-up call for everyone. even available in most Latin in the top 10 of FROM TO TO B. LLC. “Baila Reggaetón. SPOTIFY top five most-played GO STRAIGHT introduced its first Latin playlists are Latin STRAIGHT playlist.

noting that after about Latin power in the U.6) (6. for “This is not something that only example. “You just can’t ignore it. voice [curation by a person rather streams of Latin music videos in than an algorithm] with playlists.8) (32.2) Source: Nielsen Music MOBILE GROWTH YOUTUBE GLOBAL 100 100 TOP 100 VIEWS (OCTOBER 2016) 50 55% 50 40 % 9% 0 0 2011 2016 COURTESY OF EL CARTEL RECORDS Percentage of smartphone adoption among people connected to a mobile data network in FROM LATIN AMERICA Latin American countries Source: GSMA Intelligence Source: YouTube .” Juárez tells “the artists started getting so Billboard. I doubled my team.” Juárez.. THROUGH OCT. the biggest Latin genre is happened this year.” adds the launch of “Baila Reggaetón.1) (34.6% (21.9% (20.1% ELECTRONIC 4. with more than 75 percent of its points coming from streaming. The Latin music went a long way.5) JAZZ & DANCE/ CLASSICAL 1.” only R&B/hip-hop (34.4 billion. [our Latin service].4) GOSPEL 2. behind massive. “Being first to market many streams that they began and being the first to have extensive breaking into the global charts. 3 stood at 21.8 billion). 27 (IN BILLIONS) WORLD MUSIC 1.” ON-DEMAND VIDEO STREAMING IN THE UNITED STATES.3% CHRISTIAN/ (21.” real game-changer was when we According to Nielsen.S.6% UNASSIGNED 21.5% HIP-HOP 22. market awareness: On Pandora.7% (2.3) (5.3) R&B/ ROCK 13.5% (1. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart for four weeks.” says “There has been an awakening Spotify’s Guerrero.7) OTHER/ POP 14. Yankee’s “Shaky Shaky” was No.3) LATIN 14. 2016 through the week ending When Latin playlists became Nov.2% (3.2 billion) and And with that growth comes pop (21.6% COUNTRY 3. building for a while now. which decided to have a Latin editorial collects data from 15 services. We’ve been regional Mexican.

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Payne (left) and Cole co-founder of F— Cancer. Riot Fest co-founder Sean P. 7 Tre Cool (44) Sara Bareilles (37) Kara DioGuardi (46) Tom Waits (67) Donny Osmond (59) Dec. BEE GEES: MICHAEL OCHS ARCHIVES/GETTY IMAGE. Jamie Foxx announced plans to 11-30 executive-produce a limited series about the late Marvin Gaye alongside Motown veteran Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones. concerts division. 10 Nicki Minaj (34) Meg White (42) Nick Zinner (42) Dec. BIRTHDAYS Dec. 11 Sinéad O’Connor (50) Nikki Sixx (58) Gregg Allman (69) Jermaine Jackson (62) . 5 Dec. Sources close to One Direction’s Liam Payne and X Factor host and Girls Aloud alum Cheryl Cole confirmed that the couple is expecting a child together. Hitmaker Benny Blanco signed a long- term partnership with Downtown Music Publishing. Leo Corson joined the contemporary music department of APA’s concerts division. SB Projects founder Scooter Braun and wife Yael Cohen. welcomed son Levi Magnus Braun.5 million. PAYNE: DAVID M. forging a new partnership. 9 Johnny Rzeznik (51) Imogen Heap (39) Dec.S. Ricky Martin bought an 11. Foxx Beastie Boys’ Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz teamed with Los Angeles vegan shoe/apparel company Keep on a limited-edition “Ramos” shoe to benefit Planned Parenthood. Manager Ron Laffitte (Pharrell Williams. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES. 8 Dec. He was 42. OneRepublic) exited the Maverick Management consortium. LICHT: COURTESY OF LIVE NATION. BALLAS: SYDNEY AND DANA TAKESHTA/LONDON LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY. with Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino.300-square-foot mansion in Beverly Hills for $13. Patriot Management. Licht Creative Artists Agency signed music 12-1 supervision company Earworm Music. FOXX: ARI PERILSTEIN/GETTY IMAGES. McKeough died of unknown causes. Live Nation Entertainment named Lisa Licht chief marketing officer of its U.

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24. 1 2 3 1 Prince William (left) knighted Universal Music Group 5 chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge to the Order of the British Empire and Knight Bachelor for his accomplishments in the music industry at Buckingham Palace in London on Nov. 3 From left: Lukas Graham’s Lukas Forchhammer. 5: DAVID M. 2 Rihanna and Cuba Gooding Jr. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES. 29. 5 Florence Welch at Porter’s Letters Live in celebration of its Incredible Women of 2016 at the V&A in London on Nov. POLAROID: BERTRAND RINDOFF PETROFF/GETTY IMAGES. 30. 2: EFREN LANDAOS/FNS/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK. OPENER: DIMITRIOS KAMBOURIS/GETTY IMAGES. 29. From left: Bruno Mars. 29. 1: DOMINIC LIPINSKI/PA WIRE/PA IMAGES. c arpet in reative a gown directo by p r for Die al sel. 29. 4 L a dy G a g a wa Nicola lked th  Formic e red c hetti. . 4: PAUL SANCYA/AP PHOTO. Lady Gaga and The Weeknd lit up the stage as the musical talent for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris on Nov. Mark Falgren and Magnus Larsson at KBKS’ Jingle Ball at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Nov. at the Footwear News Achievement Awards in New York on Nov. 3: MIKE WINDLE/GETTY IMAGES. 4 Detroit native Aretha Franklin sang the national anthem at the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings-Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Day game at Ford Field in Detroit on Nov.

7: JEFF YEAGER/METALLICA/GETTY IMAGES. 10: RAY TAMARRA/GC IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES. 23. 10 Tony Bennett at the 99th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on Nov. 11 9 10 6 Taylor Swift (fourth from right) and Kelsea Ballerini (far right) posed backstage with Todrick Hall (center) and the rest of the cast of Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theater in New York on Nov. 9: JIM DYSON/GETTY IMAGES. 8 Elton John (left) and Conchita Wurst at City Hall in Vienna on Nov. 25. 11 From left: Ezra Koenig. Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett at The Opera House in Toronto on Nov. 8: ACTION PRESS/STARTRAKSPHOTO. 24. 2016 . 36 BILLBOARD | DECEMBER 10. 7 From left: Metallica’s Robert Trujillo. 25. 9 Savages’ Jehnny Beth at Brixton Academy in London on Nov.COM. 11: JAMES DEVANEY/GC IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES. 7 DAYS o n t h e S C E N E 6 8 7 6: BRUCE GLIKAS/GETTY IMAGES. Rashida Jones and Mark Ronson at the New York Knicks-Charlotte Hornets game at Madison Square Garden in New York on Nov. 24. 29. James Hetfield.

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an ambassador Ball to surprise honoree Katy Perry. and with performances by Sara Bareilles ovation. Hillary. jokingly GOLOGURSKY/GETTY IMAGES. 29. 5 3 Chaka Khan at White Cube & Soho Beach House’s party that celebrated Anselm Kiefer on Nov. Allison Williams and Téa attendees at Cipriani Wall Street gave her a standing Leoni. —ASHLEY LEE 38 BILLBOARD | DECEMBER 10. 29. the star-studded event. 5: JASON KEMPIN/GETTY IMAGES. 5 Bareilles. 2 4 6 UNICEF’s Snowflake Ball N E W Y O R K .COM. 6: KEVIN MAZUR/GETTY IMAGES.” Octavia Spencer hosted Hepburn Humanitarian Award to the musician. 2016 .” Clinton said while presenting the Audrey Thank you. an outspoken since 2013 who raised more than $1 million for supporter throughout her presidential campaign. louder than a lion. and it will lyrics remind us when you get knocked down to get continue to get brighter and brighter and brighter. “On a personal level. 3: NICHOLAS HUNT/GETTY IMAGES. N O V. 7 DAYS o n t h e S C E N E Art Basel M I A M I . back up. N O V.S. Fund Caryl Stern. Clinton and Spencer. 2 9 3 IMAGES. which performance. 3: MICHAEL LOCCISANO/GETTY HILLARY CLINTON MADE A RARE POST-ELECTION than ever: her passion. 6 Violinist Margot 1 Warner Music Group vice chairman/owner and DJ Mia Moretti of Len Blavatnik and Courtney Love at the Faena Forum The Dolls during their Unveiling on Nov. runs through Dec. “Does anyone have a tissue?” I am to be here to help celebrate a global megastar And as Clinton exited the stage. yes. her energy and. also attended by Perry’s who was immediately brought to tears as the gala’s beau Orlando Bloom. 4. her appearance at UNICEF’s 12th annual Snowflake voice. 2: EUGENE UNICEF: 1: NEILSON BARNARD/GETTY IMAGES. 2 Williams (left) and Bloom. UNICEF during her most recent world tour. 4. “We need champions like Katy now more and the cast of The Color Purple. ART BASEL: 1: SETH BROWARNIK/STARTRAKSPHOTO. artist Alec Monopoly and TAG Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver at TAG Heuer Miami Design District on Nov. 4 Live 3 Nation chairman of global music/president of global touring Arthur Fogel and UNICEF board member Kaleen Lemmon. 2 From left: Fat Joe. 29 as part of Art Basel. 2. I cannot tell you how delighted asked the ballroom. and someone whose powerful voice and creative “Hillary has lit that voice inside of me. 2 9 1 1 1 From left: UNICEF 2 president/CEO of the U. Perry told her. 3 Perry.” Perry.

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 9 at Dirty French in New York.com.” says Larsson. MAKEUP BY COLBY SMITH AT JED ROOT. photographed Nov. 201 6 | W W W. THE PULSE OF MUSIC RIGHT NOW Zara Larsson has braces. an allowance — and three Hot 100 hits this year BY MICHELLE DEAN P H OTO G R A P H E D BY RYA N P F LU G E R STYLING BY MARCUS PAUL.COM 41 . B ILLBOARD. “I will not trash-talk girls in my songs. Watch an exclusive interview at Billboard. DECEM BER 1 0. the beat ‘I’VE LEARNED TO SAY NO’ Sweden’s latest top 40 teen export. HAIR BY PATRICK KELLY KYLE.

you “Beyoncé can do whatever the with Wizkid and Ty Dolla Sign. bona fides. “I’m debut full-length.000 followers. “I will not trash-talk girls in my songs. which boasts more than Dion and Whitney Houston. 700. Larsson’s heritage has its advantages.” might sound boring. deal with Epic. “If she didn’t take care of my money. she and her choreographer fiance.” Today.” she recently declared). Rule number one: Don’t hit Hannah An in Los Angeles.com. but on Nov. though. I learned along the way to say no — charts. 7 in New York.000 who is Jennifer Lopez’s lead demonstrated at his Red Bull [video] screen right there. ‘Oh. kind of did.K. it’s like. “Now. rules.” her 2015 in the studio.” looks much closer to the near-superstar who has “What Do You Mean?. to smash the effigy. a Hispanic. 29.” One thing she and Queen B share. known for his Hot 100-topping very clear understanding of who with glam squad and designer clothes in tow.” she says. due in early 2017. staying in school even as “Uncovered” feminism. I just went back to school. And though she avoids making the next Lemonade. confirms that those kinds of now 18 and wearing a short black dress and thick however. “I’m just trying to collect songs that people trophy at MTV’s European Music Awards. “but they were Producer Poo Bear. OVERHEARD BY SELMA FONSECA Pia Toscano’s Posh Pre-Wedding Ryan Edgar serenaded the couple with life-size piñata of president-elect Donald Trump Former American Idol contestant Ed Sheeran’s”Thinking Out Loud. “Uncovered. and co-hosts a Swedish-language Sweden’s TEN Music Group (which broke Icona he asked who I wanted to work podcast whose title roughly Pop around the same time) led to 14-year-old with at Epic.” not. Nobody cares about him. “When I’m in Los Angeles and I say I’m statements are typical of the young star (“Tired eyeliner.” she says). a white. blew recorded two songs together. “I with her childhood best friend which has gone platinum six times over in Sweden was like. The pop singer. they’re like. after she mostly while resisting the siren song of Stockholm’s a rebuke to men who don’t wear them. with her 2016 EMA for best new act. EMAS: EMMANUEL DUNAND/GETTY IMAGES.” Larsson fidgets in her seat Swedish?’ People respect it — it young women what to do and at the Manhattan bistro Dirty Laundry. including Larsson still lives with them when she’s not have any delusions about the rambunctious lead single recording in Los Angeles. says she was “expecting record deals Swedish and I’m a singer. saying. by belting power ballads by Celine Spencer claim credits on her most recent two One look at her Twitter. “I need a black. then slow. reaching No. YG had a Got gossip? Send to tips@billboard. concert on Nov. “When I look at my first EP now.” she says frankly. whose Instagram once included Zara Larsson. “I and family at The District by Even anarchists have got three rules. naturally. star songwriter MNEK. as hit a roadblock: in 2008. going to get these checks. the cut. calling them managers (“In the long run. 13 on the Billboard make her as-yet-untitled album. whack it.” when I’m 30 I can settle down. “That “I’m pretty mainstream. “I’m not going to hit this summer. “She has a shitty ones. sees the travels with her on extended trips and handles her love to listen to. recalling the only time her career novelty into a platform for international success — a photo of herself with a condom on her leg.” Her Beyoncé. Just Don’t The rapper then explained to the chosen wedding reception” for friends F— Up My Video Screen five that before the clobbering started. TOSCANO: MICHAEL TRAN/FILMMAGIC. mother is a nurse. “Never Forget You. and to do good pop. 30 Casper Smart. she says. though Larsson doesn’t radio-ready tracks. you’re of these ugly ass grown ass men always tryna tell to rain all over me. though so far it Her family. performed with Sound Select 30 Days in L. then sought out volunteers to Jan. her mother says. citing Lady Gaga. who says she would become one of Epic’s top priorities than she does a of the industry heavyweights be a teacher if she weren’t a pop schoolgirl — at least until she opens her mouth to impressed with Larsson’s pop star. her father in the military. ‘Turn forthcoming release as a huge leap from where she finances. whaling away danced with his betrothed as a tradition initiated for his F— in unison. “I’m just trying translates to her musical tastes.” Jimmy Smith. she’s preparing for her long-awaited Larsson’s pragmatism some boy now. From top: Larsson auditioned for Talang in “Ain’t My Fault” and collabos 2008. Continuing Ultimately it took six concertgoers. held a “West Coast YG: F— Trump. the pair had That doesn’t leave much time collaboration with U. is “not musical at all. is a songs?’ ” she says. America’s Got Talent contestant Toscano Donald Trump Tour. Rule number two: Don’t hit that $100.” (real name: Jason Boyd). I won’t record shit that Larsson instead took a slow route to the pop willingness to be outspoken — especially about I don’t like. an Asian. The next step is getting her Growing up in Stockholm. Smith.’ ” ‘Why did you allow people to make you sing these would be broke in a week. but I don’t think it is at all.I the beat “I THOUGHT I WOULD BE A SUPERSTAR. “And then I because it’s an effect that makes people go ‘Oooh. but started. as some of her favorites. When I’m recording. spend my time and energy on Hot 100.” SAYS turned her status as a 10-year-old reality-TV says Larsson. Larsson developed Adele and Ariana Grande album out — something that’s an interest in ’90s divas like Dion and Houston. would be balling.” says Larsson with a shrug. best As Poo Bear puts it. YG: PAUL REDMOND/GETTY IMAGES.” she says of the offers. I’m like. trash-talk-worthy or up across Europe before becoming her first U. So.” was one The singer. Reid.” says the producer translates to “Truth Mamas” Larsson’s continental breakout single. 2016 . destroy your relationship with your parents if hell she wants — success gives you freedom.” she says.’ ” After just eight hours a week. “They gives me confidence. a Filipino on the stage.S. the Swedish edition of the Got Talent legion of hitmakers (Brits MNEK and Mike just trash-talk the guy.” lowered from the rafters of The Wiltern Theater Pia Toscano isn’t getting married until Guests included Lopez’s ex-beau in Los Angeles. singles). ‘I want to work with (“We just talk shit for an hour and laid the groundwork for her 2013 stateside Zara. “I was sitting down diploma while on the road and It has been only four years since a 2012 deal with with [Epic CEO] L. You crazy-ass motherf—ers don’t hit each other.” four fellow hoofers.A.” TALANG: YOUTUBE. and people love it”). is earning her high school reveal two rows of clear braces. both of which are expected to otherwise. who just scooped up the best new act you let them manage you.” TV franchise. Now.” she Larsson. as California rapper YG YG me.A. Rule number three: choreographer. also makes includes a slew of polished. for guys. at 10 years old. 42 BILLBOARD | DECEMBER 10.” that’s the most important thing. I the Auto-Tune up’ — not because I can’t sing. she Justin Bieber collaboration she wants to be. “Let’s won Talang. still in flux.

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The listen to a lot of current music? JUSTIN PAUL I love everyone from Sara block growing up.” hard work. It didn’t just come to like this before — we were as delighted me because I got a cool song and my as audiences will be. 15). follows an with his first gunshot wounds. Then there’s La La Land. I got three songs on the Billboard chart and a Ferrari. Dekalb County for bringing a anxious teenager in the social media age Savage doesn’t avoid the gun to class in the seventh grade. But it’s very much its own thing early November. week. Soon. Chazelle’s Oscar-vying movie musical (in detail. who called him a “young king with all the PAUL It’s old-fashioned music that feels juice right now” on Instagram in October. FUTURE: SPUDDS MCKENZIE. 4). gun-toting life — is the Two more projects. go to Gosling as singers? practice. and as the album kept climbing of what was on the radio. 1. 31-year-old hometown Atlanta and shot six times before he to me. “I done PAUL Obviously no one has heard them sing did the hard work. good which is No. Savage was expelled from the to an EGOT. Bareilles to Taylor Swift. “Beef. “I don’t “I done did the know how else to explain it. Emma’s got a lovely voice. Free Guwop and Slaughter Michaelson. 28 on the Hot 100. the “Savage” Slaughter Tape. drew label attention in 2015. So Metro Boomin.” Savage says dismissively. somewhere between highest-charting hit to date following its October the worlds of jazz and American songbook release. 37 on the Dec. but he doesn’t give much and dropped out by ninth grade. “It just made Another local rapper. Ben Folds — those are the hottest young rapper among hip-hop’s elite. Savage Gosling and Emma Stone. until the July release of Savage Mode that his years or so. He says he is looking forward to “making my money. rapping was what I did. which appeared on his debut. 57) continue rising up the Hot 100 — it caught the attention of In contrast.” both of Your style is very pop-influenced — do you — the “21” is taken from his onstage in Atlanta in June. “I represent a n—a coming from nothing to something — shit. King. other. Key! from theaters Dec. for which they wrote me slow down in the street. train. Savage recently hopped on Meek Mill’s congealed into a distinct aesthetic. while “X” and “No Heart” (No. Ingrid from his pre-rapping. (Drake very fresh because of the contemporary also recently gifted him a red Ferrari. That’s the beef I’m used to. acting as a neutral party between two warring rap titans. keeping my head down” and not getting caught up in hip- hop luxury. introduced him the lyrics to Justin Hurwitz’s score.” Justin Paul could be more than halfway His attacker was arrested.the beat SPOTLIGHT From Death’s Door To Drake ‘And A Ferrari’ How a shooting motivated 21 Savage to become hip-hop’s most sought-after new MC Pasek (left) and Paul at BY DAN RYS the piano. and it’s — it is No. menacing beats pop writing is always of interest.The says the 24-year-old. he signed with Epic Records. pop owned a label. before he gets and alluring.” but her styling is so cool and quirky. Savage will end 2016 on the road And Ryan is a real crooner — very enticing supporting Young Thug. reaching No. Dear Evan Hansen. Stone (left) and Gosling . What can audiences expect from Stone and should have to go to college. but it wasn’t artists I’ve listened to for the past 15 Along with his single “X” (featuring Future). T INSIDE R he bullets flew on the night 21 Savage “Offended” as well as “Sneakin’ ” from frequent turned 21 years old. Our first show ever in college was like that.) Drake’s “Sneakin’ ” became Savage’s sings that feels like a musical theater- influenced torch song. Just before midnight on a Tuesday in October Meek adversary Drake.” he says. Savage — born Shayaa “They both want to be No. so they’re just OF L A L A L AN D Joseph — was ambushed on the east side of his competing. in May 2015. in La La Land 44 B I LLBOARD | DATE TK . — little clashes of styles make it unique.” the group Two-9. how does La La Land’s music fit into that modern approach? Drake. PAUL: WALTER MCBRIDE/GETTY IMAGES. “I had to to producers Sonny Digital and two speak about their pop sensibilities — and what it’s like penning songs for Ryan find something else to do. and has inspired Hamilton-esque Tonys buzz. is like when n—as are ready to kill each composer-lyricists Benj Pasek and could grab the perpetrator’s gun and fire back. working on NBC’s Smash Savage Mode arrived on his own imprint. according story. 21 Savage Savage (right) and Future “Skrrt Skrrt” and “Woah. try out. 35 on the Billboard 200 in its 19th similar in a way to Dear Evan Hansen. These are two people who to work on what will be his major-label can really sing. 100. camp. By this time next year. and in writing. 201 6 PH OTO G R A PH/I LLU STR ATI O N BY TK TK TK . ”Major [labels] should be like the NBA: You SAVAGE: VEGAS GIOVANNI. Damien topic.” says the 24-year-old. THE LOVE SONGS 2013.” was developing his skills on Three years later. 10 Billboard Hot eerily calm delivery over spare. We’ve always been Broadway listeners and also radio listeners. she can soar when she needs to. There’s this one ballad Emma to Savage. the new Broadway musical from the former Smash Savage was rushed to a hospital public school system of Georgia’s composers (opening Dec. also was a return to writing in the sound Slaughter Gang. BENJ PASEK For us.” He pauses and shrugs. —REBECCA MILZOFF debut. either. LA LA LAND: DALE ROBINETTE.

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Rev Up The Cords 3.’ which is a little something people are surprised by — a beatbox music if you feel like you might need it. Christmas. “You can bring a thermos Want for Christmas Is which is warm and nostalgic. ‘Oh. so display list’s 15-year history.’ “‘Go Tell It on the Mountain’ is for Christmas Is because a lot of folks don’t probably my favorite Christmas You” is the most get to have a big.” CYNDI LAUPER DOLLY PARTON XMAS H ITS BY TH E N U M B ERS 4 LAUPER: D DIPASUPIL/FILMMAGIC. from PENTATON I X’S TI PS FO R 1957 — Elvis Presley’s Elvis’ Christmas Album KIC K ASS C ARO LI N G — to 2011. 1 on the Billboard getting her groove back with Santa feel like that one does — I guess sounded doing holiday songs — Hot 100 from 1958 to 1959 after several glasses of eggnog. the rest is history. Try to have your holiday song. “You vocal strengths and weaknesses. I found hope and resilience. But in this song to sing. is an chart. right) gives a choir crash course 30 Weeks Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the 1.’ ” using “fun twists” to spice up an candy to give out. Start Easy 2. “‘I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus’ “I was just at Disneyland. says that picking the Warming up is key — it’s going to Caroling. It tells the story of song of all time. so I’m all for a mama There’s no other song that makes me see if I liked the way my saxophone at No.” always cool.” —JASON LIPSHUTZ Source: Nielsen Music 46 BILLBOARD | DECEMBER 10.” by The Chipmunks hard to get those gifts under the was like. —KEITH CAULFIELD classic-sounding.” Number of downloads of Mariah Carey’s “All I with ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas. PENTATONIX: VIJAT MOHINDRA. “Start mess when you get to the doorstep. “Do songs memorized. and audiovisual experience. or but there are some old standbys properly. down more difficult but breakdown is big smile. but it’s fun and easy People need hope. Look The Part Christmas Tree” has spent atop the Holiday Airplay Grassi.” the most of any then move on to ‘Carol of the Bells. BROWN/GETTY IMAGES. KENNY G: PAUL REDMOND/GETTY IMAGES.’ he cautions. “If you want arrangement.” with some jingle bells added on. Grassi recommends of eggnog.the beat ’ TIS TH E SEASON What’s Your Favorite Holiday Song? Pop legends and R&B upstarts reveal their go-to holiday hits BY ROB LEDONNE Carey’s “All I Want “‘Hard Candy Christmas. but bring sheet to challenge yourself.” — the only holiday tune PARSON JAMES JHENÉ AIKO KENNY G ever to top the chart. They “My favorite holiday song is so perfectly hilarious.2 M to understanding your group’s you want your voice to be ready your holiday cheer proudly. for the chill. CAREY: GILBERT CARRASQUILLO/GETTY IMAGES. “If you don’t rehearse need a big coat and a Santa hat.” 20. Along with the extra he says. 2016 I L LU S T R AT I O N S BY PAU L T U L L E R . says Grassi. 3 . It was a test to with David Seville. JAMES: RICHARD SHOTWELL/AP. it’s Christmas!’ album Miracles. Mitch Grassi (second row. PARTON: TIBRINA HOBSON/GETTY IMAGES. he says. Other than that? Bring a 7. spent Christmas tree. or maybe some holiday You. but Pentatonix is especially adept. with Michael Bublé’s Christmas.” to sing: wonderful harmonies. go with ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. AIKO: FREDERICK M.2M Number of Christmas albums sold in 2015. and practice time. the most in the right caroling medley comes down be cold out there. 14. A cappella groups are predisposed to Christmas carols. with three holiday LPs and A Pentatonix Christmas Special (Dec.6 percent from 2014. NBC). 24. you’re going to sound a maybe a reindeer-antler headband for both novices and experts.” of course. says Grassi. I grew were playing ‘Jingle Bells’ on one is ‘White Christmas’ because it’s the Weeks “The Chipmunk up with a single mom who worked of the rides and immediately I first song I recorded for my holiday Song. 8 Holiday albums that have topped the Billboard 200.” I’m a kid in that way. fancy song — certainly my favorite one downloaded holiday Christmas.

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“Then. I knew that this is what I want to do. “She bother me. informed Noah that —JASON LIPSHUTZ 48 BILLBOARD | DECEMBER 10. “Rather than a standing rock is the movement for latino struggle. on the death of “Poor Nickelback. Prince Edward with Zane Lowe on Beats 1. with an to harmonize while on the road released through Barry Weiss’ eye on pop radio in 2017.” become like a f—ing —VIC M E NSA museum piece. “For years I had been MILEY’S ADVICE The elder Cyrus it doesn’t bother me.. I think that was the best thing I BE HATERS” ’ British R&B star Labrinth that was written earlier in 2016 and raked could have done right now. MIRANDA: NILS JORGENSEN/REX. 2016 .” she says. Still.. we are put in boxes. KEHLANI: BRYAN BEDDER/GETTY IMAGES. 24.” did with his dreadlocks after — ROBB HARTLE N cutting them off. — CAM ILA CABE LLO The Fifth Harmony singer. B R AN D N EW FACE she says. I “there are always going to be Being compared started writing and I fell in love haters” and that having a thick to Miley “doesn’t NOAH CYRUS: with it.” riding horses and staying away. The song was in the coming months. Cyrus told me to not look myself up. and I’m “Yeah. “It growing up on the family farm in doesn’t take me by surprise.” The rapper explaining his support of protesters of the Dakota Access —JOE CORRÉ Pipeline. all this change. on Twitter. She with her dad.” a solemn duet with my comments off on Instagram. we A LOOK AT WHO’S can’t be all the above. and Nashville.” skin is the most important part of a successful pop career. ‘MILEY SAYS. CYRUS: JOSEPH LLANES.. RECORDS venture with SONGS Music understands that whatever she the 16-year-old wasn’t sure she Publishing and received an elegant releases naturally will be would follow in the footsteps of music video directed by Sophie compared to her sister’s work. “I’ve turned “THERE WILL unveiled her debut track. on Twitter. 16. The son of The Sex Pistols’ manager before setting $7 million worth of punk memorabilia on fire.’” says Cyrus).” The composer tweeting about the recently released Hamilton Mixtape. MENSA: THEO WARGO/GETTY IMAGES. punk has shit is one. we sound alike. two years ago. SAYING WHAT IN MUSIC reclaim yourself.” in more than 2 million streams in UP NEXT Cyrus will be writing ROOTS Noah Cyrus says she was its first chart week. Billy Ray. Miranda “I want nothing more “LISTEN IN ORDER than to see the Cabello LIKE I HANDED families that were YOU A 90 divided to come MINUTE MAXELL together again and for CASSETTE. Island.MANUE L MIR ANDA come to an end. Mensa CABELLO: GREGG DEGUIRE/WIREIMAGE. ever.” all the years of pain to — LIN . “Make Me (Cry). BREAKTHROUGH On Nov. who is Cuban-American. in an interview The Kensington.” sister. on Twitter.” COM PI LE D BY NATALI E WE I N E R — KE HLANI The R&B up-and-comer explaining her just-announced album title. They Fidel Castro.” learning how to Nielsen Music.” sure they’re crying all —THE WE E KND The singer sharing what he the way to the bank. standing rock is LGBTQ rights. I did keep it.” says Noah Cyrus. BLM. her sister Miley and her brother Muller (“I adored her video for “We’re going to be told that Trace (Metro Station) while Rihanna’s ‘Stay.the beat HEAR SAY Kehlani “As women we are told that we cannot be multi layered. take the brunt of a nation’s jokes. constable telling the CBC about a (joking) initiative to play Nickelback to people arrested for “standing rock is drunk driving. Sweet Sexy Savage.” she says. according more songs for her debut album a “tour bus baby.

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Her favorite Madonna It will probably be 12 amazing works of art. my good in the movie. if you’re going to psychoanalyze me: My mother dying I would be veering into the residential Heart Tour. and I just tried to keep On a recent Monday afternoon in house. directed Pitch Perfect 2 and a teenager relate to that? Probably not. I feel and director. as the highest- grossing female touring artist of all time. I’ve tasted too many bad DAYS the most top 10 singles on the Billboard bottles of wine. so I want everything to be most No. I don’t want to have an 46 was perched on her hip. B ILLBOARD. the way I raise my children. a catchphrase that people throw out because songs are “Holiday” and “Music. and daughter Mercy ing out of control for the majority of my preteen angst. It’s complicated thing in the process. Club Songs chart. grossed $170 million during the course “I have to?” of September 2001. Rocco. 1s by any act on a single Billboard beautiful. Will there ever be a time that you Her most recent trek. and becoming an artist and saying that I will control everything. set for release How many artists will you feature? that’s OK. that’s life. oh well. she started with a prayer for peace: myself or I’m friends with or art from my “If you want to change the world. Age DECEM BER 1 0. you could say it has to do with my childhood. roles as they get older. Can Pitch Perfect.COM 59 . thing that I do. experience. There is no higher calling. That’s what every- home office that day. and a point of view that is important. I in the present and never looks back. During the course of because I’m involved with everything: her more than three-decades-long career. $170M Worldwide gross for Madonna’s Rebel Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour. I was driving down MATERIAL STATS of 82 performances. she has remained in control of her house in Palm Springs for a week. and a sense of to Billboard Boxscore area. knowledge Brownstone Productions. are adopted from. but now it’s also experiences. are you concerned about watched Madonna finish her Drowned staying relevant? World Tour. Before the music began that Where are you today? I don’t care. 20. 16. Needless to say. I was going to Madonna’s house. producer Malawi art auction together for Art Basel someone says something about it. but. I just wanted even tougher to be a woman of a Sept. let go of that control. moment. I won the most for any artist on a film that focuses on young women finding I want to ask you about ageism in the single Billboard chart part. The next few weeks were surreal for harmony through music — Madonna and music world. premieres Dec. wearing. 2001. the nonprofit she co-founded in 2006 to help combat the extreme poverty childhood. 11. When you was postponed as the world came undone.” I wanted to keep it to artists that I collect we live in a world full of discrimination. she now reigns. I had seen Madonna in concert I reconnected over the phone. it’s rare for women to find great as a teenager and had splurged on tickets is no shortage of Madonna books. Rebel Heart. I imagine it’s for her Staples Center show scheduled for blog posts and career analyses. and she was my idol as a feminist and as an artist. Whether through Where does that come from? Obviously. tasteful and well-appointed. articles. I take Number of No. when it dawned on me: Instead of turning left toward the office buildings. one is a trip to work alongside her — as I did in Malta with me to Malawi. I sang along for the entire show. For instance. This auction is an exten- Hot 100 chart. the all of those instincts have helped her land decor.) But it has never really been about the numbers for Madonna. Santa Monica Boulevard on my way to 2016. Her daughter Lourdes. orphans. I assume it was in that moment has had on the Dance between parent/teacher conferences for great offense when details are overlooked. 1s she breathing. Originally it was just going yourself. she produced temperamental people.3 billion earned from her involved in every aspect of it: the people groundbreaking concert tours through the who are speaking. and met. No one will speak for me. the music on the playlist. the my kids and meetings for Pitch Perfect 3 — a nubile idiot to cast in Swept Away. so I’m trying to make them as interesting Anyone who has ever had the opportunity as possible. It’s the rest of society that I’m in New York. son Rocco. Through to be art. 9 on Showtime. Another is playing She works harder than anyone I’ve ever poker with Jonah Hill and Ed Norton. 38Her record number of top 10 singles on the James. in this certain age in pop music. It list (46 No. concluding in March I have to. 11. I didn’t own voice. She told me that been rooted in making the world a more event that I’m not proud of. paving the way for the Taylor think it was going to be as complicated as it Swifts and Adeles of the world to do their is. according her music. 10 — her advocacy for LGBTQ rights or her ongoing work with Raising Malawi. In Hollywood. called my sister and had a mini-freak-out. Then feel- music had been the soundtrack to my David Banda. With becomes exhausting because I need to be more than $1. I don’t ever think about my age until ELIZABETH BANKS is an actress. Just dealing with artists and that I have wisdom. trying to get my Raising cares. Madonna’s existence has always body likes to say. starring his then-wife Madonna. that concert a snapshot of Madonna right now. as you all of us. 201 6 | W W W. My shows. “Relevance” is in December 2017. the food. tears. I understand that. the clothes people are years. Naturally. the lighting. or is this like. the Rebel Heart Tour. her little son. Since there know. You could say I’m a When Madonna walked into Guy’s Billboard Hot 100 experienced by the African republic’s super control freak. (A concert film chronicling the tour. a call-back for Guy Ritchie’s adaptation of Swept Away. that Guy concluded I’d be the perfect. change own collection. she exists in this world by her own another is staying at Leonardo DiCaprio’s rules. her devotion to her family — and me not being told.

I DON’T EVER THINK ABOUT IT UNTIL SOMEONE ELSE BRINGS IT UP.” 9 10 11 14 6 0 B I LLBOARD | DATE X X . 201 6 . 3 6 1 2 “AGE IS ONLY BROUGHT UP WITH REGARD TO WOMEN.

1989. 13 Madonna and friends nuzzled in her photo book Sex. 9 Rosie O’Donnell and Madonna in 1992’s A League of Their Own. 3 Onstage with a cone bra in 1990.COM 61 . 4 With Iggy Pop and Justin Timberlake at her 2008 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York. 2 With daughter Lourdes at the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar party. DECEM BER 1 0. 14 With schoolchildren at Mkoko Primary School in the region of Kasungu in central Malawi in 2013. 10 Performing “Like a Virgin” at the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards in 1984. 15 Onstage in support of Hillary Clinton in New York’s Washington Square Park on the eve of Election Day. 8 With Michael Jackson at an Academy Awards after-party at Spago’s in West Hollywood in 1991.” 1998. 6 A note to fans circa 1994 and lyrics to an unidentified song. 11 In the “Like a Prayer” video. 5 On the set of Desperately Seeking Susan in 1985. B ILLBOARD. 7 Members of opening act Beastie Boys opened fire on headliner Madonna at New York’s Madison Square Garden in 1985. She is flanked by her adopted children. 201 6 | W W W. WOMEN IN MUSIC 2016 /WOMAN OF THE YEAR 4 5 8 7 12 13 15 1 Sean Penn and then-wife Madonna at a screening of Penn’s movie At Close Range in Los Angeles in 1986. 12 A video still from the techno-inspired “Ray of Light. released in 1992. David (to her left) and Mercy (to her right).

12: COURTESY OF WMG. Madonna’s longtime fashion collaborator. Madonna and children. I Tour. spanning Madonna exert? you both consistently try to PHILLIPS: PATRICK MCMULLAN/GETTY IMAGES. 14: AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES. costumes for the Rebel Heart sexually. Women’s nature is not to support Walk us through the process Tour looks? her 50s? other women. 2016 . it makes sense that Donald Trump is the president. AWARDS: KEVIN MAZUR/WIREIMAGE. Each look on Rebel Heart it is the nearly 20 exudes power. yes. “When I think of took their hands off the wheel and then her “classic looks. the looks have to sustain the has no bearing for me. 8: RON GALELLA/WIREIMAGE. 3: SANDY HILL/AP IMAGES. Other people just didn’t bother to vote because they didn’t Some of Phillips’ like either candidate.” it. 2: KEVIN MAZUR/WIREIMAGE. says that something to the plate. percentage of women who voted for Trump style moments. Because money rules. Walk the Line and and often she has A Single Man. in VH1 Fashion Awards in 1998 and “the ‘Hung true to herself as an shock. I wake up and is best known. for which the 53-year-old point of view. They “Don’t Tell Me” (left). COSTUME: PHILLIP BOUTTE. and that always Do you know anyone who voted for inspires me. chauvinism and What does it take to keep a fashion icon at the top of her game for more than 30 years? misogyny. We’re f—ed. But people my career. 62 BILLBOARD | DECEMBER 10. It’s connected to sexism. She men are more external. from her beliefs and takes risks. a band designers are trying to achieve. WOMEN IN MUSIC 2016 /WOMAN OF THE YEAR ‘She Doesn’t Invest In What People Think Of Her’ is only brought up with regard to women. liberating thing. Arianne Phillips is it’s not just Madonna. It felt like a Madonna. she has a very strong wearing is an evolution of what anything leaves you. VIDEO: MAVERICK/WARNER BROS. That’s what I think worked on the Rebel Heart approach to dressing her in it is. Women turn inward and Madonna and I usually start brutalities of dancing and has an incredible amount talking four to five months sweating and moving every of integrity as an artist. I was devastated. 7. When Leonardo is 60 years old. inspiration from a vintage John Galliano jacket and a but in the end the protests have to equal dress designed by Murmur. It felt like someone died. I always the yellow Olivier Theyskens gown think of Madonna. Because Trump? she never backs down Yeah. along with quick changes. Something has to manifest. as many of Speaking of: How did you feel about years she has spent How much creative her looks have through the the outcome of the election? working as a stylist to Phillips (left) with control does decades. working with Madonna is both Madonna has been the target rewarding and challenging: How do you collaborate with of some criticism about Why do you think that is? ”She’s an artist who’s seen by fashion designers. Were you surprised? (right) she wore to the She has always been Of course. A lot of it has before a tour. Arianne Phillips. Men protect of putting together Madonna’s It can be challenging because It’s sexist and ridiculous. 9: MOVIESTORE/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK.” and it wasn’t a bad dream that the 2000 “Don’t Tell Me” video on every set. She really expects the music in a kind of seamless I had. 15: HIROYUKI ITO/GETTY IMAGES. It feels like women betrayed us. her game for more than 30 Mostly what Madonna ends up you feel when someone you love more than GETTY IMAGES. Phillips. she took created!” I’ve witnessed many protests in Manhattan. Not intelligence. Have you adjusted your Women hate women. as exemplified by a legend is. “Oh. not the ability to make wise way for girls in pop to decisions. There are also 20 from the inside out. so they that hates women? Well. PREVIOUS SPREAD: 1: CRAIG MATHEW/AP IMAGES. including the 2016 Rebel Heart years. the Confessions Tour her way no matter (bottom right). the hardest-working person artist who is attracted to just president. not experience. It’s really sad. an arresting mash-up What do you think artists’ responses of warrior dress (left) and apologizing. — TOVE LO something. wait. Just absurd. We live in a country that’s run by bankers. and women protect their men tour wardrobe. was insanely high. and I’ve gotten into major arguments. 4: MICHAEL LOCCISANO/FILMMAGIC. or they didn’t think favorites include the cowboy look in Trump had a chance in the world. I work with a big night. She does things sleep since he has been elected. and also a death. dishes on their partnership no one is going to talk about his relevance. Working That they would rather have a successful with her was one of the businessman running the country than a proudest moments of woman who lies. To admire what she has will be? construct the looks. who is a collaborator. she has What did they say? made history. Yet speciality performers. surprised. Donald Trump is still the cites the 1998 “Frozen” video. and that is the most inability to accept that one of their kind can reach 25 people — because costumes are not show-worthy. 10: EVERETT. Madonna also is relevant at the time. Her work ethic is those things. two backup have the integrity and the look are educated and are not chauvinists or designer behind singers. 6: JULIEN’S AUCTIONS. CONCERT: JOHN BARRETT/GLOBE PHOTOS/ZUMAPRESS. 13: CAMILLA ZENZ/ZUMAPRESS. Is “power” something Madonna in 2006. JULIANSAUCTIONS/BOURNEMOUTH NEWS/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK. The visuals reflect and the 1998 VH1 Fashion unparalleled. and each other. —LAUREN INDVIK could lead a nation. The Awards as three of her favorite her collaborators to bring marriage of her point of view. doesn’t invest in what people do with jealousy and some sort of tribal crew — just the prep side alone Ninety percent of the time the think of her. like Gucci’s dressing appropriately for her the world. — NICKI MINAJ In a way. I haven’t really had a good night’s Up’ disco looks” of artist. without Tour. who age. 11: PHOT JOURNALISTS/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK. what. I really religious iconography. to people who nominated costume dancers. not a moral “Madonna paved the compass. I would feel that way every morning. not the ability to think of the Phillips designed the first-act express themselves future of the human race.COM.COM. so what we do is rebuild them Am I relevant as a female in this society the Academy Award. misogynists. 5: SUNSET BOULEVARD/CORBIS/ combination of the heartbreak and betrayal countless TV and red carpet She has been at the top of express? appearances and six tours.” Alessandro Michele. She’s always say Madonna is a strong female say. She’s the don’t have faith in government as we know ultimate boss.” greatness and what the car crashed.

working tirelessly trying to make Malawi yet she still brings done in time. There isn’t anything I description. When I visit your social media accounts. they give me permission. It got me involved with frustrating for me. I have a huge created the modern about anything? alpha-male way.” fearless and performs multiple surgeries a day in the most dire conditions. and the list goes on. Whatever I’m fighting for. and art is how I can change the world. I will go to war for them. That takes a It really opened my eyes to what’s complicated. I also consider my woman who knows change? world. I I will never desert them. My family is everything. I’m hanging filmmaker? reinvent herself — day after the inauguration. I’ve been working singular artist. I worry about in human form who has given his life to the state of the world. Art is how I express myself. same room. [nongovernmental organizations] in other — BRITNEY SPEARS have that kind of control. I’ve written she experiments fight for the underdog and fight against What have you learned through your screenplays and I’m hoping to make them more and pushes the discrimination. I want them to have a good future. I found his political commitment and love for the country and pop star and has What? I worry about absolutely incorrectness amusing. Of course. I worry about my kids all day didn’t know he was going to be running children that I’m so lucky to have living in music for 30 years. I want to rain my head in shame. I’m OK with it. same job clinics and schools. I worry about my health. I was put on this earth to going to make more films. motivates us all.COM 63 . be educated in Africa. I worry about the same sentence. My 11-year-old son can speak eloquently about Malcolm X and Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela and James Baldwin. I’ve created an unconventional family and we have discussions at the dinner table about all sorts of things. “OK. long. the governments. I’ve been this incredible young I’m working on. shoot years ago at [Trump’s] Mar-a. in Malawi for over a decade.” But with films. you’re either posting about Malawi or about your family. I’m really proud of that.” I’ll get to sleep at night. She’s a strong Do you think you can be an agent for When you go to Malawi. I’ve been subsidizing education of other surgeons to work by his side so he doesn’t do everything on his own. have you ever going on in the rest of the world. or travel the and I respect that. B ILLBOARD. I don’t I wouldn’t call him a friend or anything. funding energy.” been an inspiration and I won’t. I worry about whether can’t put him and Barack Obama in the building orphan-care centers. He’s a very friendly guy. DECEM BER 1 0.” met the president-elect? connected me to organizations and NGOs I’m going on tour. work in Malawi? next. and I’m with every album on his parade. you must clearly get a sense of children part of my work and the work what she wants and Well. but who knows.C. 201 6 | W W W. Since then I’ve been She’s legendary. I couldn’t take it anymore. He’s an angel kids. doesn’t compromise that. Eric Borgstein. They have private accounts. “Please don’t post this. I’ve also been supporting this pediatric — DIPLO don’t worry about. It’s much more but I’ve certainly met him. I did a photo countries in Africa. When I go on tour I just go. I’m trying to figure out my response We’re the laughing stock of the universe her vision. that we do together. I worry for president 20 years later. I adopted my two pushed boundaries for everything. which As a fellow New Yorker. other leaders. of course you know the answer to how our president affects the globe. And to Trump. the importance of secondary school for Lago in Palm Beach [Fla. It has involved. My daughter Mercy plays the piano and can talk to you about Nina Simone. D. I like the idea that women right now. We can no longer criticize other What is going on with you as a she’s not afraid to are marching on Washington. People like my house right now. She worry about? Do you even worry charismatic in that boastful. what does Madonna campaign. I just a more self-sufficient country.“I worry about my surgeon. I worry about my health. looking after children. There are a lot of people lot of courage. it’s for my daughters and my sons. state of the world. I want to make more films. How do you decide when to include your children in your social media posts? When I post their things. to me. A lot of times they’ll send me “Madonna has always pictures and say. He’s tireless and There isn’t anything I don’t worry about. Making films is very envelope. That’s really what this Art Basel fundraiser is about: creating an endowment for the hospital with art.. and about whether I’m going to get things that exist in the world.] for a Versace girls because girls are not encouraged to “Madonna is such a Besides Trump. so I built a hospital. I worry about every project They just can’t be heads of state. macho.

201 6 . 64 B I LLBOARD | DATE X X . photographed Oct. “Songwriting is a great vent for me.” Styling by Tiffany Gifford. 29 at Quixote Studios in West Hollywood. “I’ve definitely written about my emotions more than anything. Twain wears a Jean Paul Gaultier top from New York Vintage and David Yurman earrings. It’s my diary.” says Twain.

pay the bills. traveling Palace in Las Vegas have money for groceries and moved the family from place to (grossing more than in a $1 million personalized bus.” says singer Kelsea Ballerini. where she lived in fellow Canadian Drake told the crowd that he “grew up a fan” a cabin with no running water and washed her clothes in a stream. Thinking fast.” “Man! I Feel kind of genre-crossing star (see: Swift. “Some of them were really HEN EILLEEN TWAIN WAS RUNAWAY TWAIN rugged. curled up in a camouflage hoodie and jeans in a suite at The London West Hollywood.” The songs she was assigned for her self-titled debut album Ottawa. The rest is history: 35 million albums sold in the United creative person. Gloria Estefan. At his Nashville concert in August. she’s just getting started herself as a self-reliant modern gal: fun-loving but ambitious. She triumphed over a tough childhood. Four No. Five Grammys. 8. and she said. five American Music Awards.” Twain injected country twang with rock’n’roll muscle and feminist bravado. according to Nielsen Music. for me. she’s finally getting she moved to Nashville and her clear. reads like Dickens: parents who didn’t always residency at Caesars them. who was in the audience. “I need that more than I need to be a States. detailed in her best-selling memoir From With her Still the One couldn’t pass through a mall or a gas station without hearing This Moment On. six Billboard Music Awards. but five Grammy Awards Twain’s ambition paid off: Come On Over spawned eight singles Shania Twain’s is in Joan of Arc territory. she Aretha Franklin at worker as I’ve ever come across. the industry’s attitude toward sex at the time she had been singing prudish. today. making it the best-selling album by a woman (or any solo artist) since Nielsen began tracking sales in 1991. Taylor). In songs like “You’re Still the One. a conservative industry and a major Equal parts grit and pluck. “She became everyone’s favorite woman because she represented how versatile a woman can be. Some of them had criminal records! They were worlds in 12th grade — not yet apart stylistically. she set out on an 18-month stadium tour. with 15.” because one of her outfits exposed her midriff.COM 65 . Twain was the ’90s crossover queen.’ ” Now. who sank into chronic depression. Ontario. It’s a very great friend. VH1’s first-ever VH1 president of Mercury Nashville when Twain started out. she was “a bit disappointed” — her music teacher asked on Billboard’s Top to find “that sort of spirit wasn’t really acceptable. when the heels of a two-year Vegas residency. At CMT’s Toronto. Twain’s HAIR BY FRANKIE FOYE. WOMEN IN MUSIC 2016 /HONOREES ICON Albums chart. 1s on Billboard’s Top Country has to cook sometimes.7 million copies sold in the United States. a father who would get into violent performs 100-plus videos made her bare-midriff days feel like a distant memory — shows for 350. accompanying her.” By Michael Schulman / Photographed by Mary Rozzi “Shania was elegant.” Sets the record for Shania. on Her life. In 1998.” previously winning Every enduringly successful artist has a survival instinct. ‘I want to be bigger than section of her school orchestra and felt a warm trickle down her Garth Brooks.” ‘Oh. you childhood in Ontario.” she says. horse. rapper and a Las Vegas-style revue in Huntsville. I guess I earned this. I’m Home. Ontario. Twain received a cross- Lifetime Award in her parents had been killed in a car accident.” says Taylor Swift. sometimes to dodge the rent. “I learned to think outside genre boxes and the status All that happened before her 22nd year. By the early 2000s. for a time. Her impoverished that reached the top 10 of Hot Country Songs. she kicked over the glass of water next to her Inducted into the “She was so undeniably herself. One guests over two years just think of her cyberpunk catsuit in “I’m Gonna Getcha Good!” of Twain’s first attempts at songwriting was titled “Won’t You A new generation of female vocalists now see her as a Come Out to Play” — a plea for her mother to get out of bed. Plus. 1 But when she first got to Nashville. the most of any female country performer. with her beloved Andalusian place. that holds the record for the most weeks at No. 51.” says Luke Lewis. and pave the way for a new and empowering. changed dramatically in the early ’90s. Becomes the first trailblazer. companionable voice got back to her first love: songwriting. the year her first of Fame in 2011. and seven on Hot Country Songs. five kids who would sleep $43 million in sales). B ILLBOARD. Willie Nelson — “were not cookie-cutter people. not yet a global star most weeks at No. The idiosyncratic country stars she gravitated toward — Dolly Parton. lightyears away from her early struggles. is kind of like cooking. I really own where I am. Come On Over. “I’m very satisfied being a noticed. edgy and bold. MAKEUP BY BEAU NELSON AT THE WALL GROUP. Though 1997 were formulaic. straddling country and pop with infectious hits that were upbeat breakup to sell 35 million albums in the U.’ ” leg. 1 on Top Country Albums. “She wasn’t scared of anything. Celine It was that initial dissatisfaction that pushed Twain to rethink Dion.” recalls Twain. a smash SHANIA T WAIN album.” T HE COUNTRY I GREW UP WITH WAS DARING. who chair and said. with a new album on Like a Woman!” and “Honey. always has been. and got a call that CMT’s Artist of a Artists of the Year event in October. To support herself and October genre tribute from Ballerini (country). Why not write songs?” DECEM BER 1 0.000 fights with her mother. “I felt. “Music has been my greatest therapy. when Twain was living in female recipient of quo by watching her reinvent herself.” she says. Songwriting. and luck. performing Carole King and what a female country star could be.” reflects Twain. CMT initially banned the video for her first single. album came out. and it made me feel insecure and like I didn’t with Come On Over. MANICURE BY KIMMIE KYEES AT CELESTINE AGENCY. often to help her parents Mariah Carey. Meghan Trainor (pop) and her younger brothers (Twain has one older sister). Dancer. her to sing an original song Country Albums (50) “It was too radical. 201 6 | W W W. who was the could feel it in her bladder. she was sitting in the trumpet concert in 1998 her what her dreams were. everyone artist in the last 25 years. after stage with her acoustic guitar and knocked ’em dead. in dirt-floored basements. and dedicated his set to Twain.S. says Twain.” SAYS Twain today. “She was about as hard a made her so nervous. “I asked Divas televised When the MC called her name. sensual but tough — and unafraid to rhyme “stress” with “PMS. “It Yet it wasn’t until her late 40s that. she took a job in Jill Scott (R&B). “What professionally since she was Sings alongside Made You Say That. “Damn! I spilled my water!” Then she took center Canadian Music Hall cites Twain as an influence and was born in 1993.” says Swift. at a high school concert in released in November belong. At 51. unique and original. trying to make it as a singer-songwriter. casting W the way (“It was a big leap of courage for me”).

” she says. though one song was she discovered that he was having an affair written in a hotel closet. my brothers and I unlike anything else out production-wise. If I could be a huge music lover”). She wrote much of the new album at her producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange. Or on the beach.” Here. I think I’m finally starting to do that now. And looking forward.” Shocked and bereft.” she says. I making iconic visuals show. “I was ready to die alone and intimate with my thoughts. Def Leppard and Bryan Adams. trying to that literal about anger or hate. So. more recent trials. with her best friend (and his secretary). Embarking on her forthcoming record. “I didn’t know has come since her hardscrabble childhood. his favorite tracks by the woman he calls a “true inspiration” “Don’t Be Stupid “That Don’t Impress “You’re Still the “I’m Gonna Getcha “Forever and for (You Know I Love Me Much” One” Good!” Always” You)” 1997 1997 2002 2003 1997 Shania was always I got the chance to The production and This song has been This is the first Shania so incredible at see Shania’s Vegas vocal performance on a major source of song I ever heard. the pre. Who is going to say. Come On Over (1997) and Up! (2002). as the pair turned out hit THAT WOULD Eja.” she says. Back in the pop feel of the song was as being cutting-edge onstage with a white this song in 2008. that would suit me better. “Having that stuff on in the background. she had lost not just a life partner but also a crucial “IF I COULD BE writing all the songs!’ It was an emotional roller coaster. I day. I got to work with somebody who was re-addressing what their That’s what that kind of life does to you. I need to feel Marie-Anne Thiébaud. as well performed this song brothers and I covered melodically.” doesn’t give that to you. “I went to a to performing after suffering a crippling vocal injury (a process Kanye West concert the other night. Twain’s husband. In 2008. It’s very come to terms with very extreme emotions triumphant in the end.’ ” complete before year’s end. ‘Whew! I and explain it to people in the format of a made it through the album! I made it through song. “It’s a strange thing. whom Twain discovered through Her voice softening. and the lyrics reflect that. WOMEN IN MUSIC 2016 /HONOREES O VER IN THE NEXT ROOM IN HER Koma. toured North someone passes me a phone and says. I try to enjoy my message was after having had such a huge.’ It America (a “farewell tour” she says remains unfinished) and played was Stevie Wonder. she had a sounding board in Thiébaud (“He’s important. every type of lyric. ‘Here.” — to go to bed forever and never wake up. it has made me feel a little more courageous albums like The Woman in Me (1995). Having worked with the likes Her own eclectic interests may show of AC/DC. when house in the Bahamas.” him. Through training duets album (Sia is high on her wish list). it played drums and sang would warm up to this there at the time.” Twain says with a laugh. and when she this are next-level. the years after the breakup SUIT ME BETTER. 5 Essential Shania Songs By Nick Jonas The 24-year-old singer-songwriter has called Shania Twain his first celebrity crush and thanks her for “breaking barriers of genre to allow other people to think outside the box and push the envelope. horse at her side.” SUCCESSFUL AND collaborator. chronicled in an Oprah Winfrey Network miniseries). whom she discovered through sound.” but to hurt someone. a wronged-woman credo like Beyoncé’s Fred — and. “but I didn’t feel the need to be “It has been a real tug-of-war. getting became a lifelong fan in are. JONAS: REBECCA SAPP/WIREIMAGE. and I This video and song really sealed the deal my favorite part. lifetime crush. and in producers like the 29-year-old DJ/ successful and not famous. whereas with Mutt I did. “I spent most of my childhood her and Lange’s 15-year-old son. And I’m chatting with him and thinking. Wainwright and DJs like Cashmere Cat and Hardwell.” TWAIN: MARGARET NORTON/NBC/NBCU PHOTO BANK VIA GETTY IMAGES. My inspiration to me remember the country. yeah. I’m not comfortable feeling famous or Nevertheless. time I could rock out. whisked her away to Majorca and helped forge her groundbreaking hybrid NOT FAMOUS. For Twain. Show With Jay Leno I in 1995.” dance artist Matthew Koma. for her music. impactful career. Vegas. she made her way back perhaps with one of her idols. Success this style?’ I didn’t have that direction.” and confident and happy about where music is going. “It was a big leap of courage for me. “How do you all where to begin. she says. on New Year’s Day 2011. “This is one of the first times embarrassed or feeling insecure or inadequate. without Lange was both liberating and Backlit by a Hollywood view. she maintains she’s “the glue. for me: Shania Twain. Swiss on The Tonight previously has followed. of a sudden feel like you belong. It was a risky proposition that succeeded wildly. chorus.” in Switzerland with her then-husband.” She describes the finished product as Twain wrote in From This Moment On. incredibly. “Or “kind of schizophrenic musically. quietly works on his laptop. his DO MOST OF MY WRITING IN THE presence a reminder of one of Twain’s bathroom. before the show. Twain reflects on how far she scary. let’s hone in on not belonging? It’s really tough to just flick that switch. in a word. I never did get around to collaborating with him. ‘All right. wound up marrying Lemonade. which she expects to ‘Gosh. so the rest of the our harmonies locked in that moment.” says success in different ways. with our band. “and backstage. if you grew up your whole life every type of melody. In Lange. she adds. legendary.” Don’t expect commiserated with Marie-Anne’s husband. talk to Stevie.” says Twain. “I talk a lot more about pain.” businessman Frédéric Thiébaud. That stays with you. It just doesn’t sit right with me at all. . I’d write every type of song. Eja. but I do need that isolation. through: She enjoys listening to everyone Lange reached out to Twain after her first from Twenty One Pilots to Rufus album. she fantasizes about new collaborations: a were a time of recovery. “She wasn’t following rules that she Twain performed hotel suite. she was living “Or in the basement. I felt like. and rehabilitation.

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got a Grammy. new artist with a laugh. “All my dreams are real right now. actually understands. 2 0 1 6 PH OTO G R A PH/I LLU STR ATI O N BY TK TK TK .” I have an amazing new —LEAH CARROLL 68 BILLBOARD | DA E CT E M X BXE. “I’ve been on that American most recently. C H A R T-T O P P E R MEGHAN TRAINOR The pop dynamo with two Billboard Music Awards under her belt nabbed a best new artist Grammy and a smash sophomore album with a top 10 single A sked to rank her year boyfriend [actor Daryl Sabara]. fans: ‘Oh. I remember like to be on a red carpet. I feel the co-written charting hits for same way!’ ” Jennifer Lopez (“Ain’t Your Mama”) and Fifth Harmony HORROR HABIT (“Sledgehammer”).” Billboard 200 on the strength of brassy lead single “No.” Watch an exclusive video of Trainor and other honorees reflecting on the highlights of their past year at Billboard. R2 01 01 6.” says Trainor. ‘I’m Since the smash success dealing with this right now. “Growing up. WRITING HOW-TOs right?” says the 2016 best “When I walk into the studio. 1 to this too? Or a mother?’ for eight weeks). I’ve everyone talking about you. Meghan Trainor would be my year. released her Horror Story grind. afraid of the dark! I have so which peaked at No.” KINDRED SPIRIT Trainor’s fourth Hot 100 top 10 “My boyfriend knows what it’s hit. Thank You. “Now I am. my God. to I always wanted to be 22.” be super hot for a second with says Trainor. other artists are like Styles and John Legend.” doesn’t hesitate: “This is the year I won a Grammy. and.com.“I’m having a good time. photographed by Miller Mobley on June 22 at 632 on Hudson in New York. Trainor When I write about universal has duetted with Harry concepts. “Ten!” the first thing I think is. 3 on the many night lights in my room. on a scale of one to For some reason. finished a tour and sold out It’s nice to have someone who every show. But I’m second album. I knew this 10. of her “All About That Bass” but can I make a male relate (a Billboard Hot 100 No.

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solace in the lyrics of those Badlands. photographed by Miller Mobley on says. 1 with “Closer” W hen I first started been able to create.” —MOLLY LANGMUIR Shack in Brooklyn. WOMEN IN MUSIC 2016 /HONOREES R ISI NG STA R HALSEY Baring her soul in her lyrics (and on social media).5 million I started every day listening followers on Twitter) would to ‘Dreams. head. This time.” says dust on the first one?” she been a huge part of me having Halsey. 2 0 1 6 PH OTO G R A PH/I LLU STR ATI O N BY TK TK TK .’ I found so much agree: Halsey’s 2015 debut. “But “I found the vinyl of Fleetwood they were right. she broke through with chart-topper Badlands . Being a performing and woman in this industry means traveling.” Her to Los Angeles. “But I’m proud to the the confidence to be the kind Feb.” millennial anthem “New Americana. it’s empowered. 11 at The Love point of tears of what I’ve of artist I am.’ ” says the 22-year-old electro. ‘No. Halsey scored uproar.. unleashed the amazing songs. I’d love to work with feminist. 70 BILLBOARD | DA E CT E M X BXE.. she’s at work on her second “Even if it was just writing “As an artist and a album. and I was like.” always going to be hard.” debuted at No. everyone using your platform to make said it would get every kind of woman feel easier. and for a while scores of fans (3. then scored a Hot 100 No. 2 NEW ’DO on the Billboard 200 and went “The first time I shaved my platinum within a month. R2 01 01 6. I want to be all-inclusive and What if I used up all my pixie Alanis Morissette. my fan base was in an In August. She has authentic. ON REPEAT pop supernova Halsey.” collaboration “Closer” (it spent 12 weeks atop the chart). “Sometimes I worry: together. now SHE OUGHTA KNOW. 1 with the Chainsmokers like my head can breathe. And it has Mac’s Rumours when I moved been a surreal year. it’s like no her first Billboard Hot 100 one’s even surprised! It feels No.

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And though Morris started out writing for the likes of Tim McGraw and Kelly BR EA KT H ROUGH Clarkson. Since then.” Morris first built on Spotify. “I would love to collaborate with Sheryl Crow. I wanted a record deal so badly. 201 6 .” —NATALIE WEINER 72 B I LLBOARD | DATE X X . Her Studios in Chicago. It’s so much sweeter to know that everything I have now is the result of really sweating for it. structured.. “My Church” has gone platinum. “You can’t shake that feeling. 22 at Essanay for the 26-year-old Texan.” she says. and ‘me’ is an amalgam of a lot of thanks in part to the buzz different influences.” WAIT FOR IT “When I was 16. then adds: “In a good way! I probably needed it. then won best new artist — felt photographed by like the new business-as-usual Austin Hargrave on Sept.. To be on that stage with an entire cheering section — I started crying. Everyone’s chasing the sound she had on those early albums.” to have a specific sound. “I June debut.. M y life has become a lot more . and Morris opened for Keith Urban’s recent arena tour (she’ll headline her own starting in February).” November’s Country Music Association Awards — where Morris performed her roof- “I didn’t set out shaking hit single “My Church. Hero. bowed at just wanted to sound No. like me. “Having people sing my lyrics back to me at every show With an undeniable voice and serious writing cred.. is the hardest evidence that she went platinum with “My Church” and they’re translating to a massive took home the CMA’s best new artist award number of people.” ALL SHE WANTS TO DO. it’s clear her voice now stands strongly on its MAREN MORRIS own. She laughs. They sound like they were made yesterday.” says Maren Morris of her whirlwind past year.” HOMECOMING “Playing Dallas’ American Airlines Center was like going home for a high school reunion. 1 on Top Country Albums. for it all to happen right away.” says Morris.

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/HONOREES

D
uring the past year,
Andra Day’s voice — a
stunning alto recalling
her idols Billie Holiday
and Ella Fitzgerald — has
felt inescapable. Her rousing
aria “Rise Up,” the certified “I always want that
gold lead single from her hook of hope in my
music,” says Day,
soulful 2015 debut, Cheers photographed by
to the Fall, peaked at No. 6 Austin Hargrave
on June 10 in
on the Adult R&B Songs
Manchester, Tenn.
chart, earned a Grammy
nomination and became
a de facto anthem for the
Black Lives Matter and equal
rights movements. “I pray
about all the songs I do,”
says 31-year-old San Diego P OW E R H O U S E
native Day, “but with this one
in particular, I’ve watched it
affect things on both macro
A N D R A DAY
and micro levels. I’ve always Her stirring voice demanded that listeners “rise up,”
wanted my music to be yielding two Grammy nominations and sending her
honest, and this year I see it Cheers to the Fall to the R&B Albums top five
truly changing the trajectory
of people’s lives.”

PERSONAL POWERHOUSE
“Michelle Obama’s zeal
for women, education and
health has changed the
way I look at myself and at
my ability to accomplish
things, my capacity to effect
change. I’m grateful to her
on so many levels.”

HER LEADING LADIES
“Adele is absolutely
a bright spot; she
dances to the beat
of her own drum
and connects
with people in
such a spiritual
way. And I love
Laura Mvula’s
new album,
The Dreaming
Room; she’s like
a modern-day
Nina Simone to
me.”

A WOMAN’S WORTH
“Women in this
industry need to
know that their
value does not lie in
their physical beauty
or their sexuality. Our
characteristics are
rich and necessary for
a world that can survive
and thrive.” —ADELLE PLATON

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“You can embrace any
sort of weird quality about
yourself and use that to
empower you, rather than
make you feel alienated,”
says Cara, photographed
by Austin Hargrave on
Sept. 22 at Essanay
Studios in Chicago.

W
hen you listen
to [pop] music,
it’s either really
happy or really
sad,” says Alessia Cara. “No
one ever touches on the feeling
of ‘Eh, I kind of don’t want to
be here.’ ” No one, that is, until
Cara herself. The 20-year-old
Canadian singer-songwriter’s
breakthrough, “Here,” an alt-
R&B soliloquy about hating a
house party, peaked at No. 5
on the Billboard Hot 100 in
February. Since then, she
has opened for Coldplay’s
world tour and landed the
lead single from Disney’s
Moana soundtrack, “How Far
I’ll Go,” all while remaining
fiercely herself. At the MTV
Video Music Awards preshow
in August, she duetted with
Troye Sivan on their synth-
pop collaboration “Wild” and
performed her own “Scars
to Your Beautiful” wearing
no makeup. “I’m not doing
it just to be a rebel,” says
Cara. “I want to show people
alternatives to [conventional]
standards of beauty. I always
find power in struggles. You
end up a lot happier that way.”

RU L E BR E A K ER GIRL POWER
“As a young girl, I’m always
ALESSIA CARA going to have to work a bit
harder to prove myself; that’s
Whether singing an ode to outsiders (which shot to just reality. But having to work
the Hot 100’s top 10) or performing makeup-free harder makes me feel like girls
on MTV, she redefines what a pop star can be are stronger, too.”

DREAM COLLAB
“Frank Ocean would be
incredible; I’d love to be a
sponge and absorb everything
he says. Every song he puts
out, I’m like, ‘Why didn’t I think
of this?’ ”

ADVICE TO A YOUNGER ALESSIA
“Shake the idea you are not
capable: You don’t have to
be born with this magical
creativity, you can develop it.
And don’t let anybody tell you
what you are and what you’re
not: The only person who
knows that is you.”
—CAMILLE DODERO

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 21 at Harvard House Motel in Los Angeles.” says Kesha. photographed by Olivia Bee on Nov. Palace Costume pants. and Mociun and The Way We Wore rings. Styling by Samantha Burkhart. but this past year the singer-songwriter used her voice to speak out for herself — and found a community of artists willing to rally on her behalf “I’ve grown into an adult woman who realizes the power of my voice. . Marc Jacobs shoes. tie and shirt. WOMEN IN MUSIC 2016 /HONOREES TR AILBLAZER KESHA Her raucous hits have soared to the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. Kesha wears an Any Old Iron jacket.

” privately and publicly in the It also was a poignant one: middle of winning her own Since 2014. I’m just me. For better or sang a beautifully minimalist worse. “It felt and was incredibly inspired like the first time I actually let by them. I met a May.COM 79 . A girl contract). buoyed by that support.” am. Demi Lovato and Haim. I always felt like I was child whose golden trying to prove something. I’m writing what I want earned her 10 Billboard to share with the world. and. 201 6 | W W W. host of artists (Kelly Clarkson. I want to promote myself be seen for who I truly equality until the day I die. David Byrne. It was one “Adele is nothing but class. of the most special moments She reached out to me of my career. “I let my guard down and just let my SUPPORT SYSTEM voice carry the song. “I’ve been writing a lot with whom she accused of physical. sexual and emotional abuse We have so much fun together. Babe” at the FREEDOM FIGHTER Billboard Music Awards in “During this election.” says Kesha. Bob music through her existing Dylan and Neil Young. rather Hot 100 top 10 hits — was than trying to give the world not the same Kesha who what it wants. in the midst of a protracted What a beautiful soul. She says the new songs she’s working on “showcase my vulnerabilities as a strength T he Kesha of chart. Lorde. to name a few) started a #FreeKesha movement on social media. Kesha recently set out on tour. Kesha has been award [at the BRIT Awards]. Wrabel. Earlier in 2016. who also is an artist. In the topping fame — a wild past. and not as a weakness.” legal battle to free herself from her recording contract with CO-WRITES Lukasz “Dr. Lady Gaga. (though she recently indicated I’d love to collaborate with she is willing to release new Mick Jagger. backed only by violin and lot of LGBT homeless youth Ben Folds on piano. Luke” Gottwald. B ILLBOARD. ear for a party-starter Now.” rendition of Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me. a can dream!” —REBECCA MILZOFF DECEM BER 1 0. 29.

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Kehlani and husband and three small kids and we cannot fit in it — legally — Hackney photographed by Meredith Jenks on but it does not matter because it’s all mine. multi-artist (Charlie Puth.A. the best year Atlantic has had since Greenwald got there is about to get better. KEHLANI: HAIR BY LUISA POPVIC. WARNER MUSIC GROUP WMG’s prophets of profitability On a Friday in November when Atlantic Records (and an affiliate) held five of the top 10 spots on the Hot 100. R&B singer-songwriter Kehlani (who earned her first two Hot 100 hits in 2016. she doesn’t take no bullshit. GREENWALD. rapper- producer D.) Along the window sill overlooking 51st Street sit signed posters from Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars. 24K Magic. Sofia Reyes. dumb stuff in the name of market share. HEAD OF GLOBAL BRAND PARTNERSHIPS COUNCIL. The mother of three orchestrated several major partnerships in the past year: Missy Elliott and Sprite. MAKEUP BY LIJAH STEWART USING MAKEUP FOREVER. media and streaming who shattered the glass ceiling through leadership. Greenwald works at the head of a long desk — originally made for a dining room. which hit No.’ ” Since 2004. She inspires me to have we were able to work with The Coca-Cola Company and Missy. both of whom call her a “bad muthaf—a. (who had a left-field No. “That was the third time “Julie’s such a boss. ‘I don’t want to be the biggest company. and a multigenre. While the Fiat spot generated more than 9 million YouTube views.” from the film Suicide Squad. GREENWALD: HAIR BY KOREY FITZPATRICK.” Hackney “My chocolate-brown Fiat 500c convertible. Hackney. making it the top-selling debut studio set of 2016). she has worked toward that by building a diverse roster that includes breakouts from rapper-singer Kevin Gates (whose first album Islah has earned 1.” Nov.M. Brett Eldredge. 41). HACKNEY: MAKEUP BY COLBY SMITH AT JED ROOT. 5 on the Hot 100 with “Broccoli”) and K Michelle.” — Kehlani It should be ready to move into in spring/summer of 2018. Janelle Monáe and Pepsi. Hackney points to the Elliott/ Sprite partnership as a point of pride. an eye for talent and the drive to deliver dollars Julie Greenwald* CHAIRMAN/COO. you have a seat at the table and I need your opinion. I came in with a mission statement and said. Meaning. (“If you’re in this room. Atlantic also holds three slots on the list of 2016’s best-selling albums year to date — unstoppable alt-rockers Twenty One Pilots and the soundtracks to Hamilton and Suicide Squad — and that’s before the Nov.” speak up when I want to get things done because BIGGEST SPLURGE Greenwald “A brownstone in Brooklyn Heights. 45 EXECUTIVE VP BRAND PARTNERSHIPS AND COMMERCIAL LICENSING. I love it. 16 at the Atlantic Records offices in New York. * Declined to reveal age . to former MTV executive Lewis Largent — mixes the hustle she has long been known for with a familial vibe. presence as a woman in the industry and to I love it when we can do repeat business with a brand. whose More Issues Than Vogue became her second album to hit No.” It all sets the tone for a company where the mother of two — she’s married MICHELLE: HAIR BY LEANNA HINES.R.LEADERS OF THE PACK Twelve trendsetting executives in music. ATLANTIC RECORDS. including “Gangsta. “I always watched our industry do crazy. 18 release of Bruno Mars’ third album. 2 on the Billboard 200. I have a From left: Michelle. putting the label second only to Columbia. Ty Dolla Sign) tie to Fiat Chrysler for a TV commercial during the 2015 American Music Awards. I want to be the best company. That hustle has nearly doubled Atlantic’s market share the last 12 years to 9. though that’s not the metric Greenwald tracks.08 percent — track equivalent albums (TEA) plus stream equivalent albums (SEA) — through the third quarter of 2016. innovation. meanwhile. Greenwald. has hooked up artists on Warner Music Group labels with lucrative branding deals. MAKEUP BY JONATHAN FERNANDEZ. and it didn’t mean that they were super profitable. ATLANTIC RECORDS GROUP Camille Hackney. “I wanted to be profitable so I could keep growing staff and getting more resources.” she says.” she says.1 million equivalent album units. Julie Greenwald sat in her New York office reflecting on the company’s biggest year since she and chairman/CEO Craig Kallman took over in 2004.

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helping the label score Billboard Anthony’s team has partnered with Honda and HP. 2016 . Clemens Estimated increase unreleased LP Major Key — bundle them as one Michele Anthony. PANDORA SENIOR VP COMMERCE. In 2016. buying Westergren. “But the real accomplishment is the DJ Khaled’s Jay Z and Future collaboration “I Got the change in our relationship with the industry. 5. It worked: Released July 17. As Joshua says. Her father assumed she’d follow four No. a hospital. gotten service Ticketfly if an online single isn’t tied to a larger project. spent four weeks in Until this music-biz powerhouse joined UMG made to give artists and labels more tools to market the top 10 and peaked at No.” the Snapchat star’s lead single to his then- As chief strategy officer in 2015. as one equivalent album earned — but “In a year. product and consumption [tool] rolled lifestyle marketing in 2015 and. and raised Tunnicliffe to oversee branding and sponsorships. Alice in Chains and the Sony Pictures Entertainment lot. 1s by Future. We are the compass for humanity’s conscience. 10 months into her new role. “When you grow music all the time — and I can still sing ‘What a up with that. in Los Angeles. In fact.’ ” It wasn’t a popular decision in 130 percent in 2016 versus 2015. So Joshua 130% Zealander who lives in San Francisco’s Glen Park proposed to label chief Antonio “L. 60 oversaw Pandora’s purchases of the data company in Epic Records’ streaming-only playlist and call the compilation an EXECUTIVE VP. Epic could also be a manager. in March. “She dealt with all Rhone “Dinah Washington. ‘If I became a music lawyer. under the auspices of Rhone — who students into volunteer buzz-building reps and songs and a search box. Looking down and seeing them while contending with old-school sexism — HR always keeps me on time.” the ’60s.’ I have no doubt we’re about to enter a time where music is going to inspire and unite. where he quoted Paul Robeson: ‘Artists are the gatekeepers of truth. breaking Pearl Jam and Oasis. built a change in perception. 1 from Chevelle. in 2013. 16 on the Billboard 200. all handmade watches.” promotional tool. 1 debut of A Tribe the former Sony Music COO about the two-year FIRST FEMALE ARTIST WITH WHOM SHE IDENTIFIED Called Quest’s swan song We Got It From Here. All of this was essential to the 2017 launch of 200 No. the Anthony household. As chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge’s other artist-friendly resources and innovations (like the way consumers do. hiring GroupM’s Mike a data dashboard to track listening habits) that resident who was born in Tehran. EPIC RECORDS/SONY 350 Converting enemies to allies MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT When Pandora founder Tim Westergren returned to the company as CEO in March. “We wanted people with real expertise. artist by artist. the recent MTV Europe Music Awards. bosses handed her FIRST FEMALE ARTIST WITH WHOM SHE IDENTIFIED unsolicited hotel keys on the road. terms undisclosed) and streaming revenue album. the native New Yorker grew up in five sophomore albums (Meghan Trainor’s Thank the industry. The problem. well-designed.” Sinéad O’Connor Thank You 4 Your Service. At the Number of brand PRESIDENT. Clemens has made tallies 1.” Reid that Epic with her husband. In addition.” says a playlist. mother for her work ethic. but the education allowed As Epic settles into it new Culver City digs on her to represent Guns N’ Roses. 45 POWER IN NUMBERS Celine Joshua* COO. but I’d really be able to estimates its streaming business to be up more than protect my artists. created 350 brand showcases.” The concept also worked as a kind of digital-marketing agency Fame House.” 88 BILLBOARD | DECEMBER 10.. Travis Scott and Khaled. 4 hit “Work From Home”).500 streams.” says Clemens. BIGGEST SPLURGE Joshua “Quality. it’s not an album in the traditional president Paul Williams publicly denounced the sale sense. but more of a playlist solution to a music- as a “stunt. the world’s biggest label didn’t have a tickets directly to fans.” says Joshua. Her parents divorced in “Innovation is important. Dakota terrestrial radio station to qualify Pandora but the Epic Records compilation Epic AF isn’t just $450M for cheaper songwriting rates under law. 2. she into one. then Zales as a jewelry designer.” — Marissa Morris. a New those streams don’t count on the chart. but she detoured into law: from Future. I Rock Albums No. Epic AF debuted from 2015 to 2016 Built UMG’s branding battalion Ticketfly (October. was that the Billboard 200 album chart now Price Pandora paid streaming service in January. and packaging problem. which included the management team at age 12 and touring with girl group’s Hot 100 No. ultimately made productive negotiations possible. iHeartMedia Sara Clemens. joining her father Dee Anthony’s You and Fifth Harmony’s 7/27. her single mom worked at a pen factory. two Billboard 200 top Famously.” Diff’rence a Day Makes’ after all these years. UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP Next Big Sound (in May. “Epic AF was the first of its kind: recruiting Sony’s Todd Goodwin for college and “She walked into a very tender situation. “It won’t be 40 million Also in 2016. EPIC RECORDS time. Iran. “We to offer more detail. CLEMENS: ERIC MILLETTE. artist Zara Larsson..” Keys. My parents played her of that with grace. “We’ll give people the most before joining Epic in 2013 — Epic’s bragging rights have built a single access point to create deals. Scott. “Label by label. as Epic’s Joshua with Pandora poised to launch a new interactive saw it. which included a 2013 purchase of a South branding team place high on a list of year-end accomplishments. the COO of a financial-tech take its artists’ hugely popular one-off tracks — like startup.”) Now.” says Clemens. Peter Frampton. 1s on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (LPs into the family business.” says personalized experience of any online service.” scolded her for wearing pants. (ASCAP any album. ticket distribution of a song. turned 80 college Pandora’s interactive service.” says Anthony. process. Joshua and Ozzy Osbourne. declining served as Universal Motown Records president changed how the label works with corporations. the licenses and launched. We are civilization’s anchor. The other will ANTHONY: COURTESY OF UMG. She also led the charge on “I wanted to create a product meant to behave branding team. or 10 purchased downloads to acquire live-event allies out of the company’s biggest skeptics. labels and publishers were still suspicious showcases created Led Epic to an epic year of the Internet radio service’s efforts to drive down by Michele Anthony’s You wouldn’t think an album no one bought would royalties. named best new act at the While Anthony’s father influenced her career. then join Sony Music as a senior a now bicoastal Rhone are focusing on 2017. One executive and part of Tommy Mottola’s hitmaking major push will be the debut album from Swedish team. one of his first Sylvia Rhone* acts was to promote Clemens to COO. Khaled and Yo Gotti) and a Top ”I started thinking.A.” include the Billboard 200 No. a Beverly Hills No. George Washington University alum credits her be maintaining Epic’s hot streak. Anthony changed that. it leaves a very strong impression. WOMEN IN MUSIC 2016 /EXECUTIVES WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO PREPARE FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP? “I was at a John Legend listening event. we’ll have built a new service. $450 million) — acquisitions at No.

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.“Sylvia Rhone is a legendary woman in the music industry who continues to break ground in a male-dominated world. Epic president Rhone. 19 in Santa Monica. Epic/Sony Music Entertainment senior vp commerce Celine Joshua. and Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke photographed by Brooke Nipar on Nov. Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei. Dinah Jane Hansen and Jauregui. We’re so grateful to have been able to work with her. keen instinct and passion for music.” — Lauren Jauregui. She has impacted the girls and I so much over the past years through her experience. Fifth Harmony From left: Fifth Harmony’s Camila Cabello.

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More crucially. with clients including Ariana Grande. UMPG signed worldwide exclusive Oscar-nominated pop king.” though the steady stream of hits she has racked up during more than two decades Number of employees seems to take chance out of the equation. I wish “Debbie Gibson. and that’s OK. which has earned more than (and his dance-funk band DNCE) and rapper Travis resulting in the Hot 100 No. door.” like Dennis the Menace and I was the neighbor next Music publishing historically has been a cigar. 55 vp in October. SONGS Music Publishing Wendy Goldstein.” says Kaye. which had left UMPG for Kobalt in and Tori Kelly. Romeo Santos (who said. volunteering and donating to organizations mobilized to fight for our rights.” says Kaye. “Obviously. Ariana and DNCE Goldstein likes to say that A&R is “half skill and half luck. Recalls Goldstein: “He while pregnant.” the Hot 100 top 10 from Joe Jonas’ DNCE. metamorphosed since they met in 2009.1 percent since 2015. She’s no dummy. global revenue is up 4. As the first woman to run a and finding him in catering. it was a equivalent album units year to date.M.” competitiveness. and where the corporate culture is Allison Kaye. badass. and she can still is her feat in helping execute one of the most debuted at No. 1 “I Can’t Feel My Face. The Bieber whisperer GERSON: MICHAEL SETO.” she recalls. Starboy. “Whatever we’ve done here has gotten better.7 billion on-demand very competitive deal. whose own is the one who keeps walking these huge signings tight-knit relationship with the wunderkind has across the finish line. 2016 . SB PROJECTS GROUP background in A&R.” 92 BILLBOARD | DECEMBER 10. to people seeing he’s just a good kid who was Billboard’s 2015 Executive of the Year. “We took Justin from being maybe to credit the company’s administration and 800 the most hated person in the music industry two “extraordinary” employees for these wins. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. “It’s not the first time I’ve toured Also in 2016.” — Carianne Marshall. but it will be the last. 35 $139M CHAIRMAN/CEO. Kanye West signing Pearl Jam. so she was my friend. can’t be all things to all people.” she says. sympathetic Although the Beverly Hills resident is quick heartthrob. the divorced and acting like an animal.” she says. which already has climbed to chairman/CEO Jody Gerson No. public urinator into a matured. 1. Kaye will now focus about somebody else’s failure. whom Gerson had pursued long before his NONMUSICAL FEMALE ICON “Jane Fonda.” says Gerson. trashing the kitchen major label’s music publishing arm. deals with R. But the Prince deal. earns deal in 2016: exclusive worldwide administration status — Grande’s third album has earned 903. Her track of 2016 year combination of two classic A&R virtues — long. to date. Justin Bieber As head of the industry’s second-largest music the pint-sized diva’s signing at 16. The Brooklyn-raised college dropout has been making major moves since her first week as an Sales of DNCE’s “Cake A&R rep at Geffen Records in 1993.” $139 million so far. ‘I want to learn the DNA of how to write a hit one of the principal architects behind Bieber’s had never before done a publishing deal). a chairman/CEO with a PRESIDENT OF MUSIC. not finance.” successful image makeovers in recent pop history. “Justin was assed.” we roller-skated to Debbie Gibson. Purpose World Tour.” she says. with family life? “Sometimes you have to realize you so they came back. moving nearly 1. Allison Kaye months pregnant. she’s political. Her working under most recent masterstrokes? The Daft Punk. GOLDSTEIN: CHRISTOPHER PATEY/CONTOUR BY GETTY IMAGES. And Goldstein’s World Tour. 54 POWER IN NUMBERS EXECUTIVE VP. “I go all the way. she’s smart. REPUBLIC RECORDS 800 Working for The Weeknd. PREVIOUS SPREAD: RHONE AND JOSHUA HAIR AND MAKEUP BY NICOLE BLANKO.” she admits. when — acting by the Ocean” single — on a tip — she went down to Philadelphia to see a the 15th-best-selling band of high school kids and signed The Roots..” She laughs. Gerson scored the business’ most coveted former teen Nickelodeon star to Dangerous Woman to date of Justin debuts at No. there is no such thing as sitting UMPG at the end of 2014 from Sony/ATV. Gerson. Case in more on “putting out fires” and remaining hands-on point: Gerson hasn’t drawn much attention to re. KAYE: KEVIN MAZUR. where perfect person to help transform The Weeknd from part by SB Projects’ out the accompanying tour. made her feel “a little like Superwoman. Universal Music buoyed title track from The Weeknd’s upcoming Publishing Group album. and “Cake by the Ocean. “I don’t do anything half. where she was upped to executive Jody Gerson.” FIRST FEMALE ARTIST WITH WHOM SHE IDENTIFIED NONMUSICAL FEMALE ICON “Michelle Obama.4M the 15th-best-selling track of 2016 year to date. She’s a Underscoring the mother of two’s resilience September LP. years ago. Joe Jonas song. who was going through it. But balancing the demands of her job 2010.E. be girly. UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING set by Lucian Grainge. WOMEN IN MUSIC 2016 /EXECUTIVES WHAT’S THE MOOD IN YOUR OFFICE SINCE THE ELECTION? “There has been lots of conversation about how to engage in productive discussion with those who voted for the president-elect. about calling senators and congressmen. which was States and generates 1.’ ” so she brokered a sitdown with Max Martin. and transforming the Biebs from a house-egging global synch revenue up 13 percent. SB Projects mother of three has not only changed the face founder Scooter Braun “would show up and Justin of the business but softened its often ruthless would all of a sudden act like an angel. 1 on the Billboard 200.4 million downloads. alt-R&B mixtape savant to the triple-platinum. who came to impeccable hip-hop credentials made her the orchestrated in large audio streams. “I don’t need my success to be Promoted from GM in July. 1 on the Billboard 200. ON-SITE PRODUCER: RACHAEL LIEBERMAN. “I remember taking him to a shoot chomping boys’ club. Scott. even if you’re seven she had held a co-president position since 2008.000 Bieber’s Purpose 1.6 million equivalent album units in the United of Prince’s songwriting rights. Pearl Jam. Nothing compares 2 landing Prince’s catalog Goldstein has worked with Ariana Grande since When your client — in this case. Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. helping guide the Box-office gross — releases a critically acclaimed record that publisher. and one of a term talent development and the ability to place hit number of Republic songs with key artists — has powered her rise at Records hits under Wendy Goldstein UMG’s Republic. My parents’ basement was tile.

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WHAT’S THE MOOD IN YOUR OFFICE SINCE THE ELECTION?

“I came out of the closet. I voted for Trump, 100 percent. I’m not embarrassed about it, and the
repercussions have been zero. He was more in line with my priorities, which are security, security,
security. But I’m not gloating. I hope we all win.” — Linda Edell Howard, Adams and Reese LLP

Julie Swidler, 58 POWER IN NUMBERS
EXECUTIVE VP BUSINESS AFFAIRS/GENERAL

633K
COUNSEL, SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
Sony’s closer
As streaming becomes a dominant model, Sony
Music Entertainment executive Swidler will be one Track equivalent
of the industry’s key figures dictating the terms. In album units sold
2016, SME was the last of the three major labels of First Access
to reach a licensing agreement with SoundCloud, Entertainment client
even though the corporation was the first to initiate Zayn Malik’s debut
album, Mind of Mine
talks with the German platform. “We held out
for a long time and we got the right kind of deal,”

$575M
says Swidler, who lives in Manhattan with her
husband, a corporate finance lawyer. The money
has followed: For the first half of Sony’s fiscal year
2016, streaming generated $575.6 million, up Sony Music’s
47.8 percent from the same period of 2015. streaming revenue
Good deals aren’t just about the immediate for the first half of
bottom line. “It’s about trying to take back control of fiscal year 2016, a
our content,” says Swidler. “Some services will say 47.8 percent increase
to us, ‘It’s all promotional,’ ” she says. “But we sell over the same period
access, so unless you’re promoting someone going in 2015
to a paid service, what is the promotion [for us]?”

93%
Sarah Stennett* From March to July 2015, Swidler also oversaw Sarah Trahern, 52
CO-FOUNDER/CEO, FIRST ACCESS ENTERTAINMENT Sony Nashville, where she helped guide Tyler CEO, COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION
Developing Zayn in more than One Direction Farr’s Suffer in Peace to No. 4 on the Billboard 200 Country music’s No. 1 advocate
After more than 20 years in the music industry, — before handing the division to Randy Goodman, Before the 50th annual Country Music Association
Amount of TV
half of it running her own shop, Stennett says she whom she helped hire. “Julie had every meal audience the 2016 Awards even aired on ABC on Nov. 2, Trahern
operates by one guiding principle: “Keep moving with an artist, manager or publisher, and people CMA Awards helped the CMA achieve an even more audacious
forward. If you have an instinct, follow it.” here were blown away that a temporary top- retained compared milestone. “Forever Country,” a three-song medley
In October 2015, the Liverpool, England, native level executive would spend so much time [with to 2015, despite performed by 30 of the genre’s biggest artists
did just that when she announced a joint venture them],” says Sandbox Entertainment CEO Jason airing against Game 7 past and present, became one of only three songs
with Russian billionaire and Warner Music Group Owen, who manages Little Big Town and Kacey of the World Series to debut at No. 1 on the 58-year-old Hot Country
owner Len Blavatnik. Her Turn First Artists Musgraves. “That went a long way.” Songs chart. “We were really able to harness
management firm — Zayn Malik, Rita Ora and In 2016, with help from president of global digital the power of our whole industry together,” says
Iggy Azalea are clients — became First Access business and U.S. sales Dennis Kooker, Swidler will Trahern, a married “mother” of Griffey, a shepherd-
Entertainment, an enterprise now focused on keep counseling Sony acts and their managers on hound mix she and her husband rescued.
finding synergistic opportunities for Stennett’s acts how streaming will help them. “That’s something we The mega-single helped pave the way for other
in film, TV, fashion, technology and, yes, music. think about every day,” she says. “What works.” unexpected collaborations at the CMAs, which have
“It’s about positioning ourselves to ensure that LESSON LEARNED FROM MOM “ ‘Be careful what you become a trademark of the telecast as well as a
every opportunity, every market shift isn’t missed,” say in the ladies’ room.’ She never was.” media and ratings draw.
she says. So, when Malik’s debut solo album, Mind The most headline-grabbing of all was Beyoncé’s
of Mine, topped the Billboard 200 and earned surprise team-up with the Dixie Chicks on her
633,000 equivalent album units, but extreme anxiety Lemonade track “Daddy Lessons,” which sparked
kept him from touring, Stennett turned to other country-purist backlash and racist comments from
media. Malik and Law & Order creator Dick Wolf online trolls. The CMA was accused of deleting
are developing Boy, a series for NBC based on his subsequent clips of the performance to avoid further
experiences in One Direction, and in November, fallout, but Trahern waves off the controversy. “We
Delacorte Press published his best-selling memoir. continue to share the full-length [video] via our
Nearly every artist on the First Access roster is official social channels,” she says.
engaged in some genre-bending, cross-platform Although airing against Game 7 of the World
STENNETT: ROSIE MATHESON. SWIDLER: ALAN POIZNER. TRAHERN: ROBBY KLEIN.

project. Ora will be a judge on VH1’s America’s Next Series cut into the live ratings, the CMAs posted
Top Model reboot in December, and Lion Babe’s large gains in live-plus-three-day and live-plus-
Jillian Hervey has landed campaigns with H&M, seven-day Nielsen viewership — which take into
Pantene and The Gap. account DVR and on-demand plays — and retained
Stennett, who is the parent of fraternal twins 93 percent of 2015’s viewership. “One of our
with songwriter George Astasio, says she seeks to board members is a Chicago Cubs fan and said to
“find a balance between pushing [my artists] and me, ‘Sarah, the CMAs have only been around for
supporting them.” Offices in New York, Los Angeles 50 years, and the Cubs haven’t won for 108. I’ve got
and London mean marathon workdays, which she to support them,’ ” recalls Trahern. “I gave him a
mostly shrugs off as no big deal. “I travel a lot, much fierce look. Our goal is to grow country music on a
to my husband’s displeasure, and I’m on the phone nationwide basis.” With Keith Urban and Little Big
until 2 or 3 a.m. when I’m home in London,” she says. Town leapfrogging up the charts in the weeks since
“I feel I’m able to be everywhere at once.” the awards, Trahern has achieved that goal.

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“Dave believes fiercely in the importance of live,
authentic music and its ability to reach fans in rooms
big and small. That principle is something Jennifer and
I have been proud to share with him and Foo Fighters
ON-SITE PRODUCER: AUDREY LANDRETH

for nearly a decade.” — Marcie Allen, MAC Presents

From left: Dave Grohl, MAC Presents president Allen and
Citi managing director of media, advertising and global
entertainment Jennifer Breithaupt photographed by
Emily Shur on Nov. 9 at Studio 606 in Northridge, Calif.

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” — Ali Harnell.6 billion. Cheers to the Fall. a year of hard-won artist development: 23-year- Leesa Brunson* In the United States alone. 1 debut. the perpetually tinkering Kanye West.” says the time I was a teenager. Day Animals debuted in the Billboard 200 top 20 — and In her second year helming UMG’s sales and generated more than 27 million Spotify streams Caroline. Her open-door policy and industry expertise keep both veterans Ethiopia Habtemariam. CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP Adele and Solange’s support group Lori Feldman* In their respective roles. COLUMBIA RECORDS for me when they come into the building. “No one “Closer.” restructuring and developed breakthrough stars have everything with balance. source of music discovery. “There CFO/EXECUTIVE VP. Spanish and Portuguese 2016’s biggest-selling country album. yet her message was so positive Saturn splits her duties between Harvest Records GROUP and uplifting we were able to bring all these Berry — where sophomore LPs from Banks and Glass The bottom line: Revenue is up various partners to the table. 1 on the Hot 100. SENIOR MUSIC SUPERVISOR. says Snodgrass. FERNANDEZ: LOURIVAL RODRIGUEZ. LOMBARDI. “It has been years release of his Sam Hunt co-penned single. who saw Blake Shelton’s If I’m Honest become U.000 first-week copies promotion to COO. Marcus Seklir 2016 home runs. Rihanna and Desiigner — and that’s to WBR’s 30 percent market-share increase. At Capitol. Snodgrass BIGGEST SPLURGE “I’ve loved showing horses from Making the most of mucho market share “It seems like a year for honesty at our label. Mary J. up from 36 percent. The Weeknd. 41 CYBELE PETTUS. GM. says Jubelirer. Crum leads concept mounted buzzy campaigns for popular video-game series grown attendance 175 percent promotion.” SENIOR VP BUSINESS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS. Troye Sivan and Halsey.” 5 Executives To Watch RISING STARS GLENNE CHRISTIAANSEN. CHIEF SCIENTIST. and the numbers are strong. 2 on SENIOR VP A&R OPERATIONS. RECORDS GM. 125th anniversary in 2017.” says the The wind beneath Andra Day’s wings to these three executives. MARCUS-SEKLIR: JOHN RICARD. “The best executives aren’t afraid to Maria Fernandez. Madden NFL and NBA over eight years and oversaw a Live Nation and iHeartMedia. RYMAN AUDITORIUM SNAPCHAT DOLBY LABORATORIES DISNEY MUSIC GROUP EA MUSIC The incoming chairman of the Plays a key role in making A neurophysiologist and The digital marketing pro Pettus’ soundtracks for wildly Country Music Assocation has Snapchat a must for music violinist. 45 LEAD. LACY: THOMAS PETILLO. SATURN: PAUL MOORE. WARNER BROS. NONMUSICAL FEMALE ICON Joan of Arc Saturn Women’s intuition is real — it’s a gift.3 billion to $1. Candace Berry* Citi. intelligence applications. Jubelirer. the NFL and Apple. I am speaking with like-minded people about how to unite and organize. 48 SALLY WILLIAMS. Berry oversaw a third quarter for “Rise Up” and sold 250. including Diet Coke.S. MOTOWN ADVICE FOR UP-AND-COMERS “Stay focused and go RECORDS Lacy Nancy Marcus Seklir* at it like it’s the last thing on earth. PRESIDENT. A Seat at the Table.” BERRY: COURTESY OF UNIVERSAL MUSIC. thanks in part are such amazing women at the label. whose Tidal. Says Brunson: “They look PRESIDENT OF URBAN MUSIC.” Although Day sold just 11. “more women are hits by Drake.” says and “never delivering a ‘no’ ” to a roster that includes CTS Eventim in Brazil that served as the official Lacy. and making EA’s releases a major for the Nashville institution’s and Ariana Grande. 43 Cris Lacy. WOMEN IN MUSIC 2016 /EXECUTIVES HOW ARE YOU DEALING WITH YOUR POST-ELECTION ANXIETY? “I am avoiding the news as much as possible. State Farm. Brunson in our executive team meetings than men. who was essential in negotiating him to the label. BRUNSON: COURTESY OF DEF JAM RECORDINGS. which hit Live reach millions of ears — $14. EXECUTIVE VP/GM OF SALES. mentoring Motown rising talent Lil $1. JUBELIRER: LESTER COHEN. Fueling that gain were success stories that.” says Berry. “Rise Up. And digital distribution. HARVEST RECORDS/CAROLINE Lombardi. Eighteen months into her mother of two. including Solange’s Billboard The Tower’s power trio 200 No. 98 BILLBOARD | DECEMBER 10. and I’m doing a lot of yoga and meditation — and maybe some drinking. contributed Yachty. 37 Doneen Lombardi* and rookies coming back.5 million expansion in time as well as artists Selena Gomez virtual reality and artificial No. not counting a fourth-quarter release schedule featuring Lady Gaga. SNODGRASS: JONATHAN WEINER. MUSIC PARTNERSHIPS. 42 KAREN LIEBERMAN.” spent 12 weeks at No. HABTEMARIAM: ORINARY. SME’s Latin-track old William Michael Morgan reached No. “I Met Celebrating 15 years at Def Jam.” SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT Winning the long game Feldman. Alessia Cara. 5 on the Billboard 200. “We were met with opposition on the creative team responsible for project rollouts Sony Music’s joint venture with ticketing agency all fronts. VP SALES AND DIGITAL.” PUBLISHING GROUP. It also was financial operations. 2016 . RECORDS anniversary. so it’s good for the business. ADVICE FOR UP-AND-COMERS “Trust yourself. Blige and Sting. and the Hildi Snodgrass.” The Venezuelan numbers whiz oversees Sony’s Lacy. 49 As the label group kicks off Capitol Records’ 75th continuing dominance of Adele’s 25. whose smash collaboration with Columbia Records’ The Chainsmokers. 1 in 2016. audio giant with an eye toward The Force Awakens.” a Girl” — and nearly four years after Lacy signed earned the nickname “The Closer” by overseeing says Fernandez.” exclusive LP. Michelle Jubelirer. Partnered with and design efforts at the the soundtracks to Star Wars: FIFA. 42 COLUMBIA RECORDS COO. “I feel inspired every day. AEG Live LABELS Feldman made sure the R&B singer was well- stocked in brand partners. UNIVERSAL MUSIC had heard of her. VP A&R. 43 hire really talented people. I am honoring my grief and leaving some space for it. DEF JAM RECORDS market share stood at 54 percent year to date in Hot Country Airplay more than 59 weeks after the Fernandez Kanye and Bieber’s green light September. Logic and Justin Bieber — along with ticket platform for the Olympic Games in Rio. It was one of the powerful players.” says Feldman. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Moana. it closes out a banner year. UNIVERSAL MUSIC EXECUTIVE VP MARKETING. Jubelirer has overseen a massive ADVICE FOR UP-AND-COMERS Lombardi “You can of her Grammy-nominated single. Brunson has since we had such a big presence from Latin acts. Latin American. “We all learn SENIOR VP OPERATIONS/CFO OF LATIN IBERIA. Delta. FELDMAN: MATT FURMAN. 26 POPPY CRUM. Lombardi and Marcus EXECUTIVE VP STRATEGIC MARKETING. who’s an avid book collector in her off hours. Habtemariam. Latin. focus and dedication. WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE from each other. which signed Prophets of Rage.000 copies of her 2015 Habtemariam remains one of urban music’s most that posted a 10. but the song and the vocal won out. The Life of Pablo. DNCE. became the label’s first Billboard 200 No. WARNER Jacqueline Saturn* Seklir have supervised Columbia’s string of BROS.8 percent revenue boost from debut LP.

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1 0 0 B I LLBOARD | DATE X X . Foster. and our jobs are to help convey that to the world. PMK-BNC head of music Kristen Foster opened new horizons for Tim McGraw and Harry Connick Jr.A. Swanson. Shorefire Media founder Marilyn Laverty (clockwise from top left) ran point on longtime client Bruce Springsteen’s bravura book rollout. Healy and El-Baz photographed by Amanda Friedman on Nov. Epic Records executive vp Laura Swanson oversaw a banner year for Antonio “L.” Reid. Noel-Schure.. Clockwise from top left: Laverty.” HAIR AND MAKEUP BY CHRISTINA GUERRA AND ASHLEY BOURDON AT CELESTINE AGENCY. WOMEN IN MUSIC 2016 /EXECUTIVES THE IMAGE MAKERS These topline music publicists shape the careers of everyone from The Boss to Queen Bey Keeping up with the frenetic pace of today’s media while managing the public’s demand on their superstar artists — these are among the challenges facing music’s premiere PR execs. 17 at The Speek in Los Angeles. 201 6 . ON-SITE PRODUCER: RACHAEL LIEBERMAN. Says Foster of her mission: “Artists have an internal sense of who they are and what their art means. and Capitol Music Group senior vp Ambrosia Healy and RCA Records executive vp Mika El-Baz broke new stars while keeping older ones relevant. Schure Media Group founder Yvette Noel-Schure kept Beyoncé at the pinnacle of popular culture.

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and Cole’s of 2016 put it comfortably ahead of its rival labels. The Who and the Rise Up As One border ROMANO: NICK SPANOS. Nick A 14-year veteran of the STEPHEN COLBERT TALENT EXECUTIVE FOR Escobedo booked Played a leading role in Jonas and Steven Tyler show. “We’re going to have some fun for the company. Big. THE MUSIC BOOKING PRODUCER. MONICA ESCOBEDO. ABC NEWS/ LATE LATE SHOW WITH NBC NEWS/TODAY NIGHT LIVE THE LATE SHOW WITH JULIE GUROVITSCH. and will Plaza on Today’s summer day after the reunited booking a wide range of notice for President Mars for a Daytime become a stand-alone concert series. 37 BRITTANY SCHREIBER. filled three city blocks. that will allow its clients to “distribute inventory on to the top two spots on the all-genre iTunes chart providing press and management services — and multiple platforms. 39 DIANA MILLER. Debra Rathwell* ADVICE FOR UP-AND-COMERS “Find your path and RECENT ‘MAN-SPLAINING’ MOMENT “I have spent 24 Harnell. adding. “Unsteady” built during the course of 18 months. “Something like that has to be organic.” says Ford. WILLARD: LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT. Rathwell orchestrated 64 sold-out arena GEFFEN A&M Maureen Ford* dates for Bieber’s Purpose Tour in the spring and Broke “Black Beatles” — big PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL SALES. (Mendes rap group released its acts. 2016 .” — Cris Lacy. FORD: DINNA DIAZ/LIVE NATION. “because we believe the entrepreneurs within our business are what won vocal duo of the year. Leon. 46 BEDERMAN. Skrillex. Cole to headline Lollapalooza and meditate Frazier that the company is developing a software strategy Your Color” and “Better Man. Gomez. PRODUCER.” years being mistaken for a groupie backstage. can overpower an army. Rathwell SENIOR VP. We have to focus on our own circles of influence. 41 par with LBT’s 2016 Grammy winner.” to grow through the acquisitions of the Governors Chris Stapleton went multiplatinum. Booked out appearances by has starred Adele and to perform at Rockefeller Tribe Called Quest. 36 SHERYL ZELIKSON. “Girl Crush. Paul McCartney and other rock in when it comes to breaking new acts and working COO. Die Antwoord and Lauryn Hill.” and fans apparently agree. racial bias or bias about sexual orientation. Babymetal. 102 BILLBOARD | DECEMBER 10. which PRESIDENT.” Xbox collaboration for Gears of War 4. THE TONIGHT SHOW Rachel Platten to sing developing “Carpool are among the artists makes news. She transitioned from STARRING JIMMY FALLON “Fight Song” during Karaoke” from an idea who climbed the booked indie artist previous boss David The duo behind Fallon’s its peak success — a that guests turned down Billboard charts after Chance the Rapper and Letterman’s rock and often-viral musical performance that beat to a viral sensation that Schreiber booked them the SNL debut of A Americana tastes to segments. from James Bay to Obama’s June visit. 40 ENTERTAINMENT TALENT EXECUTIVE. SUPERVISING PRODUCER PRODUCER. Howe.” respectively. 50 concert on San Diego’s U. Willard says Live Nation continues After a 2015 in which breakout stars Sam Hunt and breaking these guys now. Cole. She also was key to the success of The Who Hits promotion department for more than 20 years. “I buy [my clients] Ali Harnell. The married mother of transcendental meditation coping skills — to a three likens watching their CMA performances “to roster that includes Daft Punk.5 percent market share for the first half made the duo characters in the game. Emmy Award. Leon worked the Rise Up As One 2016. Shookus still Zelikson has MUSIC. Howe and Ford are three reasons why Live LESSON LEARNED FROM MOM Leon “She taught me And when Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” Nation’s third-quarter earnings are up 23 percent that there is more glory playing on the field than surged to No. fiercely committed to an ideology. 29 LINDSAY SHOOKUS. 2 when rising act Brothers Osborne MANAGEMENT very decentralized. BIZ3. not just Ticketmaster. MEDIA AND another 49 arena/stadium shows in Europe in the As the guiding force of IGA’s radio and video SPONSORSHIP. RATHWELL: JOAN MARCUS. OWSLA StubHub.” Sellout specialists This trio of senior vps was responsible for a diverse array of tours and live events that starred Justin Brenda Romano* LIVE Bieber. Veterans Keith Urban and Kathryn Frazier. HARNELL: BRIAN ACH/GETTY IMAGES.-Mexico border on Oct. and the Frazier. UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP NASHVILLE the metal. Each of us can be that person. 44 The Rolling Stones. GOLDENVOICE UMGN’s 29. LIVE NATION fall.” she says. Entertainment. Apple Music series. whose songs “Renegades” and Ticket masters tickets sold worth $28 million. 34 GOOD MORNING AMERICA JAMES CORDEN Shawn Mendes. Howe explains performances of their latest singles. SeatGeek and Amazon. AEG LIVE don’t keep comparing yourself to others.” would topple the 2015 total of 63 million — a record Music City’s market-share leader she says. WOMEN IN MUSIC 2016 /EXECUTIVES HOW ARE YOU PREPARING FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP? “I’m not preparing or protesting. PRESIDENT OF PROMOTION. INTERSCOPE concert. LEON: CECILIA SALAS. TICKETMASTER NORTH AMERICA behemoths at the Goldenvoice-produced Desert hits — 22 tracks on Mainstream Top 40 so far in Trip in October.” Taylor Swift-penned “Better Man” is performing on Business coups included brokering Run the Jewels’ Rebeca Leon. FRAZIER: DAVID MURPHY. CO-FOUNDER. Use every day as a personal opportunity to combat prejudice — whether that’s gender bias. Willard SENIOR VP. headlining gig at Lollapalooza. a Colbert’s eclecticism by Madonna on 24 hours’ Adele and Bruno Michelle Obama. AEG LIVE in more than seven years on the Hot 100.000 X Ambassadors. 46 make us unique. especially the rappers.” the following morning. History has shown us that one person. Willard. 43 Mannequin Challenge.) first album in 18 years. Warner Music Nashville Cindy Mabe. which SENIOR VP LATIN TALENT. SATURDAY SENIOR MUSIC PRODUCER. 1 on the Hot 100 thanks to the viral over 2015. 50 Tour that culminated in two nights of shows with Romano knows how to play the long game or go all Amy Howe.” And in the face of competition for Little Big Town also scored when their standout OWNER/CEO. Mabe spent Romano Ball music festival in New York and promoter AC 2016 developing a new generation of hitmakers. 48 “Blue” has become Urban’s highest-charting single visits to a shaman.S. Her team used a slow-build strategy with CFO. “The way we run this business is The effort paid off at the Country Music Association Awards on Nov. and Harnell is credited with more than 550. including songs by Lady Gaga and Selena Kathy Willard. J. “It’s such a machismo kind of world. a gigantic group hug. Romano put the pedal to projected to exceed 70 million concertgoers. HOWE. and its 2016 attendance totals are being a cheerleader. “Blue Ain’t Got J. LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT 15. leapt Frazier’s Biz3 celebrated its 20th year in 2016.” TV’s Music Bookers: Viral Visionaries JAMIE GRANET.

Katherine Baral Danielle Beckford Chyna Chuan Allison Coleman Janaya Crudup Mari Davies Melanie Davis Natalka Dudynsky Michelle Edgar Celena Fields Jess Frohman Sophia Galate Alana Gitt Carol Goll Jacqueline Green Ava Greenfi eld Victoria Gutierrez Andrea Johnson April King Alexandra Kopp Christina LaRocca Quincie Li We Proudly Congratulate Our Colleague CAROLINE YIM And Salute All of Our Talented Women in Music Kelsey Lynn Kristine Marshall Rebecca Millstein Olivia Mirabella Jasmin Nash Patricia Odero Liz Pantone Kelly Peretzman Yves Pierre Danielle Pierre-Louis Jacqueline Reynolds-Drumm Allyna Sanchez Catherine Scahill Michelle Scarbrough Julia Senerth Sara Shapiro Kennon Sheehy Dana Sims Rachel So Illiana Thomas Taisha Thomas Nora Trice Kendall Unbehand Emily Weir Nikki Wheeler Megan White Monique Williams .

Cindy is not only passionate about the music but also incredibly supportive of the creative process. 1 at Bound’ry in Nashville. I loved it. WOMEN IN MUSIC 2016 /EXECUTIVES “It takes a lot of creativity from all sides. R2 01 01 6. She would come by the PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: ALLIE GRANZO studio during the recording of Ripcord and just hang out. not just the artist. 2 0 1 6 PH OTO G R A PH/I LLU STR ATI O N BY TK TK TK .” — Keith Urban Urban and Universal Music Group Nashville president Cindy Mabe photographed by Alysse Gafkjen on Nov. 104 BILLBOARD | DA E CT E M X BXE.

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/EXECUTIVES

WHAT IS THE MOOD IN YOUR OFFICE SINCE THE ELECTION?

“After the election, there was open sobbing in the hallways and no one was playing music — which is
rare. People are coming out of the fog now and starting to rally around protesting the election
or finding ways to hold the president-elect accountable.” — Camille Hackney, Atlantic Records

Jennifer Justice*
Guru Guide: How The Power Set Finds Inspiration Offline PRESIDENT OF CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT,
SUPERFLY
Billboard’s Women in Music executives reveal their favorite female proselytizers, who Growth agent
Justice After 17 years as Roc Nation’s general counsel,
promote self-betterment through fearlessness, activism, de-cluttering — and lots of zzz’s
Justice joined Bonnaroo producer Superfly in
2016 in a role that she says is “pretty similar” to
what she was doing with her previous boss, Jay Z.
INTENTION INFLUENCER PHILOSOPHY SUPER FANSV
“We bring in deals and are part of the growth
strategy,” she says. Justice also has established
Adler, Banks, Tsuchii a new process for vetting potential partnerships
and is set to close several within the year, “with
Ajayi’s frank tone, “Luvvie has a unique
like-minded people that have complementary skill
Luvvie Ajayi humor and insights on talent for tackling
sets.” Justice is Superfly’s first female executive in a
Awesomely Luvvie female empowerment, serious subjects —
blogger, comic, author race and social media sexism, racism and the revenue-generating role, as well as president of the
of I’m Judging You: have made her a go-to need to strive for higher advisory board of WIE Network, an empowerment
The Do-Better Manual for modern, Norma ethics — with humor, Bernstein, Kirby Yoh, community for professional women.
and advocate for Rae-inspired wisdom. wisdom and positivity,” Newkirk Simon
Make more of a AIDS prevention “We need to take care of says Epic Records’
difference in the world ourselves,” she says. Sylvia Rhone.
AGENCIES
Jenna Adler*
MUSIC AGENT, CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY
For a few years now, “Konverts” include
she has taught acolytes City National Bank’s
to purge themselves Lori Badgett, ICM’s
Emma Banks*
Marie Kondo of clutter around them Caroline Yim and Citi’s
MUSIC AGENT, CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY
Author of The Life-
by only embracing Jennifer Breithaupt,
Changing Magic of
objects that “spark who says, “I swear Marlene Tsuchii*
Tidying Up
joy” — resulting in by her book, and MUSIC AGENT, CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY
Have a clearer calmer thoughts and an my closet has never Booking Bieber, J.Lo and the Chili Peppers
head (and home) undistracted mind. been happier.” Although Banks claims that agenting is “an
invisible profession [because] most people don’t
know about it,” she and her fellow CAA colleagues
cut quite a profile in the industry. Tsuchii’s client
The master of facing Justin Bieber sold 1 million tickets on the U.S.
AEG Live’s Ali Harnell
guilt and shame,
and Debra Rathwell leg of his Purpose Tour; Jennifer Lopez, whom
Cheryl Strayed Strayed imparts
are fans, as is Atlantic Adler represents, has generated $15 million so
Author of Wild, Tiny empathetic and
Records’ Julie far during her first Las Vegas residency; and
Beautiful Things and intimate insights to fans
Greenwald. Harnell thanks to the London-based Banks’ international
online advice column and readers on painful
calls Strayed “badass,”
Dear Sugar topics, from coping bookings, Red Hot Chili Peppers are selling more
adding, “I’m moved by
with jealousy to dealing tickets in Europe than ever before.
her story and spirit.”
Face demons fearlessly with childlessness. LESSON LEARNED FROM MOM Tsuchii “Tenacity.
She left Japan during the war, went to Brazil and

JUSTICE: LBERTO E. RODRIGUEZ/GETTY IMAGES. ADLER, BANKS, TSUCHII: COURTESY OF CAA.YOH, BERNSTEIN, SIMON: COURTESY OF WME.
learned Portuguese. Then she picked up and came
to America. She learned English, met my father and
A reformed evangelist “Her book [was] basically scrapped a life together from nothing.”
Arianna Huffington for a full eight hours behind a challenge I
Author of The
of sleep, Huffington launched for my team
Sleep Revolution:
believes adequate rest this summer. Everyone
Transforming Your Life,
is the key to success was encouraged to
Michele Bernstein, 46
One Night at a Time PARTNER, WILLIAM MORRIS ENDEAVOR
and happiness. (She spend 30 minutes each
and founder of health
provides a generous day focusing on their
and wellness startup
nap policy for wellness,” says Google Samantha Kirby Yoh, 47
Thrive Global
Succeed through sleep her employees.) Play’s Tamara Hrivnak. PARTNER/CO-HEAD OF MUSIC DEPARTMENT,
WILLIAM MORRIS ENDEAVOR

Sara Newkirk Simon, 39
Brown’s explorations Tri Star Sports & PARTNER/CO-HEAD OF MUSIC DEPARTMENT,
Brené Brown of the power of human Entertainment’s
WILLIAM MORRIS ENDEAVOR
Storyteller, TED talker connections have led Lou Taylor says,
WME’s music power trio
and author of The Gifts to three best-selling “Brené perpetuates
“The truth is, each year it gets better here,” says
of Imperfection: Let Go books and blockbuster the message that the
of Who You Think You’re TED Talks on the attributes that make
Newkirk Simon, who, with Bernstein and Kirby
Supposed to Be and value of vulnerability up a woman’s DNA are Yoh, helped make WME a powerhouse in the live-
Embrace and leverage Embrace Who You Are and its ability to allow indeed what make us music arena, with bookings of more than 35,000
faults and insecurities for growth. successful.” shows in 2016, as well as film deals, sports tie-ins
and art exhibitions for their clients. Newkirk Simon

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HOW ARE YOU PREPARING FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP?

“We have a Slack channel dedicated to female empowerment where we exchange articles and
information. We will continue to use it to organize. I am enlisting as many people as possible to go to
the Million Women March.” — Jennifer Justice, Superfly

set up a deal for Pharrell Williams — whom she Moon, which had a triple-platinum hit with “Shut years: Kendrick Lamar was the toast of the
represents along with Selena Gomez, Usher and Up and Dance,” and rising stars The Strumbellas — Grammys and rocked the summer festival circuit;
Adam Levine — to produce the film Hidden Figures 2016 was bittersweet. “I lost my mentor, boss and Future made the leap to live headliner, both on
(which stars Taraji P. Henson in a true story about best friend, Chip Hooper,” she says of Paradigm’s his own and as co-headliner of Drake’s Summer
NASA scientists in the 1960s) and compose the worldwide head of music, who died in March. Lewis Sixteen Tour; and three-year client Anderson
soundtrack. Kirby Yoh worked behind the scenes on Paak rode the buzz from breakout album Malibu.
LCD Soundsystem’s reunion shows and Florence Says Yim: “One thing I love about my clients
Welch’s deal to be a face of Gucci. And Bernstein, Natalia Nastaskin* is they’re still the guys I met when we started
who is WME’s tour marketing and ticketing guru, HEAD OF U.S. MUSIC OPERATIONS, UNITED working together.”
rolled out Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic World Tour TALENT AGENCY FIRST FEMALE ARTIST WITH WHOM SHE IDENTIFIED
after strategic appearances on 60 Minutes and the Guns N’ Roses n’ growth Martin, Nalpant “TLC. I was in junior high when their first album
American Music Awards on Nov. 20. Nastaskin was pivotal in integrating The Agency came out. Some days I felt like T-Boz, other days
Group and United Talent Agency in 2016, which, Chilli and some days I even felt like Left Eye. I
in short order, made the combined firm a music- loved watching the girls grow up and get sexier.”
Cara Lewis* industry player on a global level. Under her
FOUNDER, CARA LEWIS GROUP leadership the division has amassed a team of
Does well by Chance
In a whirlwind year that began when Lewis parted
100 agents; added worldwide representation of
Muse, DJ Khaled, Chris Brown and Toby Keith; and
Nastaskin
PUBLISHING
ways with Creative Artists Agency in November mounted tours for G-Eazy and a reunion Nastaskin Jennifer Knoepfle, 40
2015, the famously tough and meticulous agent still can’t contain her enthusiasm over. “Guns N’ SENIOR VP/HEAD OF WEST COAST A&R, SONY/ATV
says she was given a mandate by her artists, who Roses was one of the concerts of the century,” says MUSIC PUBLISHING
include Eminem, Pitbull, Chance the Rapper and the avid fan who has the title of GNR’s power ballad Antonoff investment pays off
Bryson Tiller. “Everybody unanimously agreed: ‘You “Don’t Cry” tattooed on her wrist. Vlasic Knoepfle’s signing of Jack Antonoff as a songwriter
should start your own company,’ ” recalls Lewis. In RECENT ‘MAN-SPLAINING’ MOMENT “I get man- and a joint-venture partner in his Rough Customer
its first year, Cara Lewis Group booked more than splained all the time by the male makeup artists at publishing company paid dividends for Sony/ATV
800 shows around the world, including Chance’s Sephora — but I don’t mind that.” in 2016. Antonoff got a co-writer credit on Rachel
30-plus-date Magnificent Coloring World Tour. “It’s Platten’s “Stand by You,” which has logged 894,000
about artists, it’s about imaging, and it’s about the downloads, and “Out of the Woods,” one of three
team,” says the New York native. Marsha Vlasic, 70 Yim songs he wrote and produced for Taylor Swift’s
BIGGEST SPLURGE “My Hermes So Black Birkin PRESIDENT, ARTIST GROUP INTERNATIONAL 1989 album that has sold 546,000 copies. Knoepfle
limited collector’s piece and my [nickel-plated Chartered Neil Young’s Desert Trip says watching Antonoff play guitar with Swift’s

LEWIS: LAURA ROSE. MARTIN: JENNA PUTNAM. NALPANT: JON FATIGATE. NATASKIN: LEV GORN. VLASIC: ANDREW URBAN. YIM: CHRIS MORGAN. KNOEPFLE: RANDALL MICHELSON. MARSHALL: CHAPMAN BAEHLER.
bronze] Hermes Kelly Bag sculpture.“ As an agent for nearly 45 years, Vlasic has band when she performed the song at the 2016
represented music’s biggest stars, from Elvis Grammys was a “personal highlight” of her year.
Costello to AC/DC to Metallica, but says she has
Knoepfle
Corrie Christopher Martin, 39 never worked on anything as challenging as Desert
SENIOR AGENT, PARADIGM TALENT AGENCY Trip. Her client Neil Young performed with The Carianne Marshall*
Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, The Who, Bob PARTNER, SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING
Jackie Nalpant* Dylan and Roger Waters in October. The festival Synch savant
SENIOR AGENT, PARADIGM TALENT AGENCY grossed $130 million over two weekends. “These six Although few of the company’s songwriters
Establishing a new Paradigm people had to agree,” she says. “All of the pieces of had new albums out in 2016, Marshall says
Marshall
A year after partnering with The Windish Agency’s the puzzle had to fit.” synch licensing revenue from movies, TV and
nearly 30 agents and 750 acts, Paradigm continues commercials rose 38.6 percent in 2016. Key
to evolve. Martin, whose roster includes Imagine placements this year include getting a hip-hop
Dragons and Riot Fest, opened an office in San Caroline Yim, 38 version of George Gershwin’s “Let’s Call the Whole
Diego in 2016 and helped relaunch hardcore punk CONCERTS AGENT, ICM PARTNERS Thing Off” in a Gatorade ad. Her team also placed
band Descendents, which put out its first album in Kendrick and Future’s road warrior X Ambassadors’ “Collider” in a movie trailer for
12 years. For Nalpant, whose acts include Walk the Three of Yim’s longtime clients had exceptional Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.

Globe-Trotting Go-Getters
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REBECCA ALLEN, 43 BETH APPLETON, 45 NICOLA TUER*
MANAGING DIRECTOR, DECCA RECORDS U.K. SENIOR VP GLOBAL MARKETING, WARNER MUSIC GROUP COO, SONY MUSIC U.K. & IRELAND
The first woman to head Decca Records in its near 90-year Responsible for coordinating international marketing Since her promotion to COO in 2014, Tuer has been
history, London-based Allen has put the label on a winning campaigns for WMG’s acts, Appleton delivers sales on a instrumental in tightening the gap between Sony Music
track in the two years since she took its helm. She signed global level. Major Lazer’s “Cold Water,” featuring Justin U.K. and market leader Universal. She has worked closely
legendary film composer Ennio Morricone and worked to Bieber and MØ, topped the iTunes chart in 46 markets, with CEO Jason Iley to reshape the business and drive
make jazz artists Gregory Porter and Melody Gardot while management systems introduced by the London- sales. Her responsibilities also include leading the label’s
crossover stars, while cementing Decca’s position as the based Appleton have enabled execs to quickly identify and catalog division, Sony Commercial Group, which sold
United Kingdom’s biggest classical label. push priority songs in multiple territories. more than 8.5 million albums in 2015.

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Edell Howard. Hertz Lichtenstein & Young). Berliner. Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp). or advocating for creators’ rights (Linda Edell Howard. & L. LaPolt Law) or free agent Frank Ocean (Laurie Soriano. “It’s not a man/woman issue. White. Loeb & Loeb). “but this is the first year I feel I can really compete with these guys. 15 at E. “it’s about human beings. powerful woman who has to a large degree broken the mold. From left: Young. King Holmes Paterno & Soriano). Rimon Law) or contestants on The Voice (Debbie White. for inspiration: “She’s a strong.P.” says LaPolt. in Los Angeles.” says Lepera of the Kesha lawsuit.” And then there’s the unenviable case of a producer accused of sexual and emotional abuse by an artist he signed. the industry’s top female lawyers didn’t just break the glass ceiling. Luke (Christina Lepera. Lepera. Adams and Reese. Dina LaPolt. LaPolt and Soriano photographed by Elizabeth Weinberg on Nov. they obliterated it.” . Stevie Nicks.P. Foo Fighters (Jill Berliner. who represents Steven Tyler and Deadmau5. representing Dr. POWER OF AT TO R N E YS Seven music lawyers at the top of their game Whether restructuring Perry Farrell’s interest in Lollapalooza (from left: Jamie Young.” Soriano looks to her own client. “I’ve had my firm since 2001.

. 55 Meghan Trainor’s “No” and The Chainsmokers’ Tamara Hrivnak. PREVIOUS SPREAD: HAIR AND MAKEUP BY ASHLEY BOURDON. She also is an executive MANAGER. Luke’s studied classical violin in her native Spain. Morris 850 stations nationwide. after writing hits for Nick Jonas MEDIA In addition to representing a stable that includes and Britney Spears.” And exposure to Nicky Jam and J Balvin. 33 — the tech giant has paid out more than $3 John Misty and the Pet Shop Boys catalog to its SENIOR VP/CO-HEAD OF A&R U. 30 transitioned two years ago from overseeing New GLOBAL HEAD OF LATIN CONTENT York pop station WHTZ (Z100) to helping guide PROGRAMMING. “Don’t Let Me Down” (both No. — who earned vp stripes before her 30th birthday managing such writers as recent Republic Records biggest genre globally for the on-demand service — supervises a team of five women. who had a stellar Vinten partnership with Canada’s Juno Awards. GOOGLE PLAY New business energizer and writers who are creatively satisfied. SPOTIFY programming. BMI CFO/EXECUTIVE VP OPERATIONS AND COUNSEL. 48 ANN SWEENEY. 1 Country Airplay 2017. and Michaels. She’s unapologetic about who she is. 62 controversial legal battles with Kesha.S. Lewit. who Tischker’s roster has flourished amid Dr. 2016 . 112 BILLBOARD | DECEMBER 10. co-wrote Keith Urban’s No. Prescription musical kicks in other ways. WARNER/ Pagano billion in royalties to the music industry — rests roster. who When Vinten became a first-time mother in launches of YouTube Red and the YouTube Music just released their debut album. GLOBAL MUSIC RIGHTS CEO. Production Music. “and then it will all roll from there. Her Rx for DIRECTOR OF MUSIC PARTNERSHIPS KOBALT MUSIC GROUP Prescription: “I want staff who can out-negotiate me (AMERICAS). in part through a deal songwriters for all streams and organization founded in 70. 3). PRESIDENT. PAGANO: SIARA BEHAR. 57 KELLI TURNER. I liked her fearlessness. Danger Google’s increasingly global music strategy Mouse.” says the West PROGRAMMING GROUP. and expanded the brand through a Her roster includes Tranter. the risks GLOBAL HEAD OF ARTIST AND LABEL RELATIONS. who. VINTEN: WARNER/CHAPPELL. but Metcalfe also likes CHAPPELL MUSIC largely in the hands of this duo. Guerrero. It’s the second. Asia Angie Pagano. Kobalt’s revenue grew to $245 million in 2015. 46 EXECUTIVE VP/GENERAL EXECUTIVE VP. PRESCRIPTION SONGS Treated perfunctorily when Spotify first launched. who had a hit as a co-writer for Hailee GM. MORRIS: ROGER KISBY.” GOOGLE PLAY Metcalfe and her 40-person creative team went Google’s music maestros on a signing spree that added Zayn Malik. “Baila Reggaetón.000 downloads sold). “It wasn’t until I got to [John Marshall Law School] that I D I G I TA L Dastur. Luke’s Prescription Songs.m. the second year. she already was an old hand at successfully app. shepherded the prospects of indie rockers The Lemon Twigs. 2016 writing for DNCE and Selena Gomez. Raphael Saadiq. Pagano grew up in Chicago Hrivnak. “It just takes one song to change it all.” Brought BET to the White House in 2016.” which has given key executive in a state of “organized chaos. NATIONAL MUSIC Genco has negotiated many Under Matthews’ leadership. 40 PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL CREATIVE.” nurturing sensitive souls — of the songwriter variety. in Mexico. Turner has played a key role Aguirre was a key architect of Azoff and Randy Grimmett’s revenue for its second straight ensuring that BMI songwriters growing SESAC’s revenue from the Spotify settlement that invite-only boutique — the first year. performing rights and Max Martin. Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group Sas Metcalfe. including The Weeknd’s “Starboy” (No. In 2015. GUERRERO: MATT CARR. FIRST FEMALE ARTIST WITH WHOM SHE IDENTIFIED Metcalfe Vivien Lewit.S. plus years — on the map. re-signed Paul McCartney are paid and bolstering the $182 million to $206 million in will pay publishers and U. “I play every Thursday CHAIRMAN/CEO. Sweeney oversees CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT. ARTIST PUBLISHING GROUP The secret weapon in Mike Caren’s A&R-senal Steinfeld’s “Starving” (427. realized you could be in the music industry. ASCAP SENIOR VP GLOBAL POLICY. composers’ rights.’ ” — Lou Taylor. the BET The Top Pros At The PROs DANIELLE AGUIRRE* SUSAN GENCO. and joined PRO’s bottom line. says the Brooklyn resident. 46 up from $195 million the previous year (2016 “Shirley Manson. “discovered her voice as an Sharon Dastur. under Guerrero’s leadership. Like ASCAP. 50 ELIZABETH MATTHEWS. Father Katie Vinten. for tomorrow will worry about itself. For the first time in its 16-year history. 46 James “J Hart” Abrahart and Madison Love.” Morris Running the shop at Dr.” METCALFE: RANDALL MICHELSON. forces with rival BMI to fight for revenue passed $1 billion for with Universal Publishing minimize unmatched royalties. 30 employees. rights on Capitol Hill keeps the relentlessly upbeat pet project. NATIONAL our staff has more than 10 writers.” Pagano has doubled the Vinten. WOMEN IN MUSIC 2016 /EXECUTIVES HAVE THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION MADE YOU MORE ANXIOUS? “I am not an anxious person. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Do Hollywood. financials aren’t out until May) and that was before she took. Established acts all.” Rocio Guerrero. SESAC PUBLISHERS’ ASSOCIATION of the deals that put Irving ASCAP has topped $1 billion in international collections. BIGGEST SPLURGE “An electric bike. LEE: BENNETT RAGLIN/BET/GETTY IMAGES. “It’s pretty unparalleled that nobody on silenced by male-dominated society. a 20-year company veteran who thinks her day is wasted if it starts later than 7 a. BET NETWORKS landed six top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 with the New York Symphonic Arts Ensemble. to sign new talent and says she’s excited about the Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels’ earth mother whose domain is artist relations. August. LEWIT: BILL ZULLES. I live by Matthew 6:34: ‘Therefore do not worry about tomorrow. SARA DENMAN AND ERIN MOFFETT AT CELESTINE AGENCY. IHEARTMEDIA Hollywood resident.” size of APG’s A&R department to 14 full-time ADVICE FOR UP-AND-COMERS “Be heard! Do not be Marissa Morris.” says IHEARTMEDIA single “Wasted Time. who artist” and will release a record through Republic in Guerrero SENIOR VP PROGRAMMING AND INTEGRATION. producer of the company’s annual 12-city Jingle Hit specialist Latin music streams have grown exponentially Ball tour. including “Exitos Mexico” and Guerrero’s Lee than 200 company initiatives.” VP ARTIST RELATIONS. 40 Making reggaetón a global genre Dastur. 36 Whiteacre. 2016. gets her Debra Lee. Lewit Making radio waves making playlists for her friends and says. ratings and revenue strategies for Beka Tischker. DASTUR: BRIAN FRIEDMAN. 2). Hrivnak introduced YouTube Red in 2016. Mike Will Made It. which she calls her “proud baby. HRIVNAK: ANDRIA LO. which in 2015 signee Julia Michaels (whose music publisher and drives three of Spotify’s seven most-streamed secured artists and brand partnerships for more is Warner/Chappell) and fighting for creators’ playlists..

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a banjo-plucker who “grew our audience. STEVE KNOPPER. Citi posted a clients don’t have to worry about succession. On the Record.Lo and Britney’s ledger domain of choice the deal for 51. AND OVERALL IMPACT IN THE she’s looking at how to incorporate such apps their credit cards in the Panorama festival app. singer Yuna a platform to share their stories and their music. according to IEG Colletta “Pat Benatar. a three-part miniseries on the R&B group Allen launched MAC “on my dining room table in artists connect with Music City commerce. ESTIMATED ANNUAL EARNINGS WERE CALCULATED BY BILLBOARD USING THESE AND still going strong. PAULA PARISI. that featured Bobby Brown. In 2016. BET went to the White House to marketing agency re-upped Citi as a sponsor for Mormon. In 27 years.” she says. we provide more than 100 million dollars in “We’re still very committed to music.” small. Justin Bieber REPORTERS WEIGHED A VARIETY OF FACTORS IN DETERMINING THE WOMEN IN MUSIC EXECUTIVE POWER LIST. No. As befits her Midwestern Perry and 2016 with Coldplay. ‘When MUSIC (ALBUM AND TRACK SALES.” Coming in January: The New Edition fashion-design collaboration. everybody McCready her own events production company. Curtis which is how I got my start in 1987.ly as a way to engage RECENT ‘MAN-SPLAINING’ MOMENT “When I hear the NOTED. Luke Bryan). TOURING GROSSES transition — finding the next trend and figuring to win tickets to sold-out Beyoncé shows. ADELLE audiences fall in love with them. ADVERTISING Badgett.” says Moll. 2015 with Katy responsibility for Citi’s U. “Year Common. and we’re going to see a command of respect going forward. JASON LIPSHUTZ.” fantasy football matchup. at the Governors Ball and Austin City Limits over year. which featured a hip-hop. resident says she’s expanding her of the United States’ top-grossing tours (Guns the partnership has grown from three to eight. debuted during the summer. PHYLLIS STARK. Looking ahead. MAC PRESENTS Bankers to the stars four-part Prince tribute. 49 SENIOR VP. ‘No more. ABC Studios Awards aired on 12 networks across Viacom. plus global entertainment — oversaw a values. ED CHRISTMAN. not status. COMPANY GROWTH.” series Luke Cage. AMERICAN EXPRESS the freedom to succeed without any limitation.com pet project ABC Music Lounge is did emotion become a negative?’ ” AIRPLAY) WERE UTILIZED AS DATA SOURCES. del Rey.” says but she’s still contracted to orchestrate the whopping 34 percent increase in music revenue McCready. whose show has grossed Charting the alphabet net’s musical future Deborah Curtis* $82 million since its 2013 opening. Scandal. Since 2004. “I’m not going to say it sealed RECENT ‘MAN-SPLAINING’ MOMENT “In my last J.’ We’re looking at the way that we’re treated. 2016 . EXIT 13 EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT MANAGING DIRECTOR OF MEDIA. ADRIENNE GAFFNEY.” includes Gwen Stefani. ANDY GENSLER. which gives artists like Malaysian CONTRIBUTORS MICHELE ANGERMILLER. GAIL chance for artists to express themselves and have SENIOR VP/TEAM MANAGER. BADGETT: MICHAEL GOMEZ. LYNDSEY HAVENS. CAREER TRAJECTORY. Sarah Moll. a musical tribute Billy Joel’s residency at Madison Square Garden City led a 12-bank syndicate in a $500 million credit to Barack and Michelle Obama that featured in New York and created Miller Lite activations line for Canadian publishing powerhouse ole. But Allen’s mic-drop moment in 2016 was Soler financing to the music industry. And thanks in large part BRANDING Denise Colletta. AmEx offered exclusive presale LESSON LEARNED FROM MOM “Presentation matters. UNLESS OTHERWISE as Snapchat and Musical. JOE LEVY. 42 HAMPP.” Mary Ann McCready.” says Lee. but it helped her get in.’ I think.” says Los Angeles- “Our tentpoles and specials are very important to pairing Chance the Rapper with the Kenzo x H&M based Colletta. MOLL: JEFF KATZ PHOTOGRAPHY. 40 Jennifer Breithaupt. “I knew she would kill Breithaupt says. the June telecast is 2016’s Chance the Rapper x Kenzo x H&M = winner Moll City National helps half of all Broadway shows. INCLUDING BUT performances by Raphael Saadiq and Charles and Rihanna in 2016 — and a groundbreaking NOT LIMITED TO IMPACT ON CONSUMER BEHAVIOR. OTHER SOURCES. ‘That’s just the way men talk. Beyoncé and Mars media. BROOKE MAZUREK. 44 FLOOD BUMSTEAD McCREADY & McCARTHY FOUNDER/CEO. COLLETTA: TODD WAWRYCHUK. ABC STUDIOS and Britney Spears. KERRI MASON.” she says. Badgett. Coldplay.” — Dawn Soler.. “Our purview into producing and talent coordination. TRI STAR SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT GROUP it vocally.” sponsor revenue for music has grown FIRST FEMALE ARTIST WITH WHOM SHE IDENTIFIED RECENT ‘MAN-SPLAINING’ MOMENT “A guy friend from $550 million to $1. WOMEN IN MUSIC 2016 /EXECUTIVES HOW ARE YOU PREPARING FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP? “The good thing about Trump is that something snapped in a lot of women and they’re now saying.” helps the Story. LEILA COBO. SOCIAL MEDIA IMPRESSIONS AND RADIO AND out how to take advantage of it. 56 the Las Vegas residencies of Jennifer Lopez SENIOR VP TV MUSIC. which will — the best year-to-date results since the program star Lady Gaga — a deal that took root when the launched 10 years ago. ANDREW “I love On the Record. Soler oversees all of VP GLOBAL EXPERIENTIAL MARKETING AND create an environment where women could have the music used in the programming it broadcasts PARTNERSHIPS. N’ Roses. Colletta Music City’s secretive weapon Scored Gaga for Super Bowl 51 halftime show AND GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT.” ENTERTAINMENT. BUSINESS WILLIAM CHIPPS. MCCREADY: CLARK THOMAS. “In management. tickets to some of the top-grossing tours in the METHODOLOGY A COMMITTEE OF BILLBOARD EDITORS AND and R&B-flavored soundtrack as well as guest past two years — including Beyoncé.S. SOLER: CRAIG SJODIN/ABC. TAYLOR: ERICK ANDERSON. As Lou Taylor. DEAN BUDNICK. NASHVILLE MITCHELL. JENN HALTMAN. De La Soul. “Virtual reality is the new frontier.” a Time. “because it’s a Lori Badgett. the music sponsorship and experiential including Tony-winning heavyweight The Book of For an encore. “That’s what I’ve built. “I wanted to A 10-year veteran of ABC. including CMT and MTV. The Playa access program. ENTERTAINMENT DIVISION. REPUTATION AMONG PEERS. Usher and Janelle Monáe. history — in 2014 with Bruno Mars. STREAMING AND RADIO her ABC. Citi plans Taylor singer-songwriter was invited to sing the national to host up to 10 live virtual-reality concerts. that’s rare. Meghan Trainor and Dawn Soler. CATHY APPLEFELD OLSON. tried to tell me about Trump’s Access Hollywood Sponsorship Report. plus AND TICKET SALES. 43 CITY NATIONAL BANK — with an assist from Kendrick Lamar —and a PRESIDENT. “It has been such an interesting year of promotion with Uber that gave riders the chance BY SUCH METRICS AS CHART PERFORMANCE. Calif. while another passion project.” and produces — 25 in all — including Once Upon Uber-successful with Beyoncé promotion says Taylor. to Beyoncé’s surprise performance of “Freedom” Marcie Allen. words ‘you’re just being emotional. Grey’s Anatomy and the Netflix Thanks to Curtis. Partnering with more than half tries to hire our royalty people. advertising and discretion is everything. CITI McCready has an epic client list she can’t discuss After she and her team put together three of the Making big bank on music events — Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum among highest-rated halftime shows in Super Bowl Breithaupt — who in early 2016 assumed them — because as a business management firm. ROBERT LEVINE. the Ohio native stresses stability. — Moll departed the NFL after 17 years to open groundbreaking year for the Citi Private Pass music “We have a kick-ass tax department. Meanwhile. 51 anthem at Super Bowl 50. AS MEASURED Bradley.’ I just didn’t ADVICE FOR UP-AND-COMERS “The music industry is accept that at all. In 2016. festivals. when up backstage at the Grand Ole Opry. BILLBOARD BOXSCORE (TOURING FIGURES) AND NIELSEN audiences with ABC programming. Nashville.” Soler says one-of-a-kind offers for customers who enrolled TV AUDIENCES REACHED. 1 cable awards show among adults 18 to 49. the business manager oversees a roster that I beat him 162 to 81. hit stages from London to Sydney.” tape.” CEO. DAN RYS. CAMILLE DODERO. 64 FOUNDING CO-OWNER/PRESIDENT. felt he needed to explain the basics of football. CITY NATIONAL BANK PLATON. and she was a bank teller. CHRIS WILLMAN 116 BILLBOARD | DECEMBER 10.5 billion. INDUSTRY DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS. No deal is worth [damaging] a relationship.” halftime festivities for Super Bowl 51. CURTIS: ADAM LERNER/AP IMAGES. my male opponent Leading a primarily female 78-person staff. produce Love and Happiness.

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O.CO M/ B I Z fo r co m p l e te c h a r t d a t a Data for week of 12. CHART AGO WEEK WEEK ARTIST IMPRINT/DISTRIBUTING LABEL POS. 96 96 99 USHER RCA 10 58 47 40 40 64 JASON ALDEAN BROKEN BOW/BBMG 1 118 NEW 100 HIGHLY SUSPECT IN DE GOOT/300/AG 100 1 88 88 86 86 65 CHRIS TOMLIN SIXSTEPS/SPARROW/CAPITOL CMG 17 15 RE-ENTRY 66 SHAKIRA SONY MUSIC LATIN/RCA 35 15 58 58 64 67 YOUNG M. ON 2 WKS. All rights reserved. GRANDE: KEVIN MAZUR/WIREIMAGE. streaming activity data from online music sources tracked by Nielsen Music and tops the Holiday 100 (which. sales and streaming data). 2 WKS. 69.000 sold). Prometheus Global Media. 51 2 57 Since the Holiday 100 34 32 CHRIS STAPLETON MERCURY NASHVILLE/UMGN RE-ENTRY 81 THE LUMINEERS DUALTONE 1 30 began. 53. PREVIOUS PAGE: MARS: KAI Z FENG. where it’s Mayer’s 44 52 GNASH :):/AG NEW 92 TRISHA YEARWOOD GWENDOLYN/PEARL 92 1 20th career entry (dating 92 73 73 57 KIDZ BOP KIDS 9 46 RE-ENTRY 93 FRANK SINATRA 33 10 to his 2002 debut with “No RAZOR & TIE/CONCORD FRANK SINATRA ENTERPRISES/CAPITOL/UME Such Thing”) and highest- charting since “Who You 35 49 58 TIM MCGRAW MCGRAW/BIG MACHINE/BMLG 10 103 95 95 92 92 94 BRETT YOUNG BMLG 87 8 Love” (featuring former flame Katy Perry) reached RE-ENTRY 59 GEORGE STRAIT 8 11 95 79 5 MCA NASHVILLE/UMGN RE-ENTRY AMY GRANT AMY GRANT/SPARROW/CAPITOL CMG No. See Charts Legend on billboard. 70. for 42 33 33 43 D. ranked by album and track sales as measured by Nielsen Music. on Dec. YACHTY: COURTESY OF CAPITOL RECORDS. LAST THIS PEAK WKS. 2011. NASHVILLE/WMN 1 126 22 22 28 38 FUTURE A-1/FREEBANDZ/EPIC 1 71 62 62 62 74 TORY LANEZ MAD LOVE/INTERSCOPE/IGA 9 44 Carey & 39 51 39 TAYLOR SWIFT BIG MACHINE/BMLG 1 122 38 43 75 LUKE BRYAN CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMGN 1 126 ‘Christmas’ 64 64 67 40 FIFTH HARMONY SYCO/EPIC 6 88 75 75 53 53 76 ELVIS PRESLEY RCA/LEGACY 30 24 Return 70 47 47 41 DAFT PUNK DAFT LIFE/COLUMBIA 41 10 RE-ENTRY 77 ANDY GRAMMER S-CURVE/BMG 18 50 Mariah Carey (above) 73 73 42 42 42 BTS BIG HIT ENTERTAINMENT/LOEN ENTERTAINMENT 16 7 returns to the Billboard Artist 100. like the Billboard Hot 100. followed by digital song sales 65 48 24 16 (26 percent) as “Christmas” . John Mayer 77 77 85 86 TRAVIS SCOTT GRAND HUSTLE/EPIC 5 39 makes his first appearance on the Artist 100 (which 84 84 68 68 87 LAUREN DAIGLE CENTRICITY/CAPITOL CMG 68 14 bowed in July 2014). 48 in January 2014.” Radio airplay accounts 32 35 46 CARRIE UNDERWOOD 19/ARISTA NASHVILLE/SMN 3 113 for the greatest share of her Artist 100 chart points 41 38 47 THOMAS RHETT VALORY/BMLG 7 95 (32 percent).8 million U. LLC and Nielsen Music.com/biz for complete rules and explanations.S. powered by 12 88 12 4 new single “Love on the 12 34 ALICIA KEYS RCA Weekend.10. Inc. 65 TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA LAVA/REPUBLIC 82 88 78 21 SAVAGE SLAUGHTER GANG 74 5 The week’s most popular artists across all genres. largely 44 2 124 driven by the perennial 19 29 BEYONCE PARKWOOD/COLUMBIA success of her modern 56 56 48 48 45 JOHN LEGEND 15 80 yuletide standard. streams and 14. CHART 43 43 36 36 36 KENDRICK LAMAR TOP DAWG/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE/IGA 1 97 RE-ENTRY 72 BING CROSBY DECCA/MCA/GEFFEN/UME 35 10 RE-ENTRY 37 DNCE REPUBLIC 21 45 71 71 72 73 BLAKE SHELTON WARNER BROS. at No. as 50 50 56 50 DJ KHALED WE THE BEST/EPIC 3 26 51 76 80 COLE SWINDELL WARNER BROS. 68 68 46 46 52 JON BELLION 25 7 96 96 88 82 LEONARD COHEN 8 5 “Christmas” has spent 21 VISIONARY/CAPITOL COLUMBIA weeks at No. 4.CAREY: FRAZER HARRISON/GETTY IMAGES.000 85 10 61 downloads sold in the 63 75 BRYSON TILLER TRAPSOUL/RCA tracking week. at No. Meanwhile. 10) fan interaction on social networking sites as compiled by Next Big Sound.M. makes its annual relaunch. 10. 5 44 12-5 on Hot Rock Songs and enters the Hot 100 at 44 56 42 18 No. ON AGO WEEK WEEK ARTIST IMPRINT/DISTRIBUTING LABEL POS. #1EPICCHECK/EMPIRE RECORDINGS 31 15 the first time since last holiday season. © 2016.A. The carol leads the list with 22 million in 81 82 84 OLD DOMINION RCA NASHVILLE/SMN 29 50 airplay audience.” Paid downloads 61 69 89 CHARLIE PUTH 10 87 lead the way as the track ARTIST PARTNERS GROUP/ATLANTIC/AG bounds 6-2 on Rock Digital Song Sales after its 40 54 54 DAYA ARTBEATZ 20 54 36 36 77 90 ERIC CHURCH EMI NASHVILLE/UMGN 8 120 first full week of tracking (42.2016 . BROOKS: RANDY HOLMES/GETTY IMAGES. 93 ZAYN RCA 45 70 96 KIIARA ATLANTIC/AG 24 21 18 31 61 KENNY CHESNEY BLUE CHAIR/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE/SMN 2 99 87 87 98 97 PANIC! AT THE DISCO DCD2/FUELED BY RAMEN/AG 3 56 RE-ENTRY 62 LITTLE MIX SYCO/COLUMBIA 37 11 72 66 66 98 COLDPLAY PARLOPHONE/ATLANTIC/AG 4 90 54 59 63 DESIIGNER G. radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen Music.D.A MUSIC/3D 58 8 COMPILED BY SOCIAL DATA 53 58 68 MAJOR LAZER MAD DECENT/DEF JAM 12 42 RE-ENTRY 69 MARIAH CAREY EPIC 23 14 SALES DATA COMPILED BY AIRPLAY/STREAMING & NEW 70 JOHN MAYER COLUMBIA 70 1 RE-ENTRY 71 CAMILA CABELLO SYCO/EPIC 71 9 1 2 2 G o to B I L L B OA R D. It surges 49 61 55 BRETT ELDREDGE ATLANTIC/WMN 9 48 RE-ENTRY 91 DISTURBED REPRISE/WARNER BROS.R. “All I COLUMBIA Want for Christmas Is You.O. 1. GRAMMER: THEO WARGO/GETTY IMAGES. LAST THIS PEAK WKS. NASHVILLE/WMN 10 112 the chart (dated Dec. 37 41 49 CALVIN HARRIS FLY EYE/COLUMBIA 9 93 RE-ENTRY 79 JORDAN SMITH LIGHTWORKS/REPUBLIC 6 12 combines airplay. —Gary Trust 93 60 1 33 . SUSPECT: SHERVIN LAINEZ.A M./DEF JAM 6 37 . no other song has led for more than 52 60 53 LIL YACHTY LIL BOAT SAILING TEAM/QUALITY CONTROL/MOTOWN/CAPITOL 50 14 67 71 83 MEGHAN TRAINOR EPIC 1 124 two frames.

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the band 34 KIDZ BOP KIDS Kidz Bop 33 6 J. 282. Ghost Stories. Load (1996) and Metallica (1991). Vol. ON WEEK WEEK IMPRINT/DISTRIBUTING LABEL POS. Vol. 2 37 1 114 87 87 NORAH JONES Day Breaks 2 7 ELEVEN SEVEN BLUE NOTE 37 38 KANYE WEST The Life Of Pablo 1 34 99 88 88 METALLICA g Metallica 1 406 G. NASHVILLE/WMN 81 46 46 GARTH BROOKS a The Ultimate Hits 3 117 197 96 96 VINCE GUARALDI TRIO 4 A Charlie Brown Christmas (Soundtrack) 23 53 PEARL FANTASY/CONCORD 27 47 MEEK MILL DC4 3 4 31 97 LESLIE ODOM. 45 41 41 THE WEEKND 3 Beauty Behind The Madness 1 65 68 91 FRANK OCEAN Blonde 1 14 XO/REPUBLIC BOYS DON’T CRY 7 42 LEONARD COHEN You Want It Darker 7 5 151 92 92 CASTING CROWNS The Very Next Thing 9 10 COLUMBIA BEACH STREET/REUNION/PLG 50 43 43 LAUREN DAIGLE 0 How Can It Be 30 81 79 93 DRAKE 2 If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late 1 94 CENTRICITY/CAPITOL CMG YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC 20 44 ALICIA KEYS HERE 2 3 77 94 LIL UZI VERT The Perfect LUV Tape 55 15 RCA GENERATION NOW/ATLANTIC/AG 9 45 STING 57th & 9th 9 2 130 95 95 BLAKE SHELTON 0 If I’m Honest 3 27 CHERRYTREE/A&M/INTERSCOPE/IGA WARNER BROS.A.. 75 ATLANTIC/AG 6 — in terms of both overall units and traditional album NEW 20 20 GEORGE STRAIT Strait Out Of The Box: Part 2 20 1 70 DJ KHALED Major Key 1 17 MCA NASHVILLE/UMGN 67 WE THE BEST/EPIC sales — behind only the JORDAN SMITH ‘Tis The Season arrivals of Drake’s Views 112 21 21 PS LIGHTWORKS/REPUBLIC 21 2 80 71 71 USHER RCA Hard II Love 5 10 (1.M. © 2016. according 14 13 13 ARIANA GRANDE Dangerous Woman 2 27 73 63 CHRIS TOMLIN Adore: Christmas Songs Of Worship 17 12 to Nielsen Music. The World 44 26 units earned in the week RCA GENERATION NOW/ATLANTIC/AG ending Nov. CHART HOT 1 #1 METALLICA Hardwired.000 copies sold.000 sales).000 The week’s most popular albums across all genres. To YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC SCHOOLBOY/RAYMOND BRAUN/DEF JAM Self-Destruct.M. GRAND HUSTLE/EPIC ATLANTIC/WMN which also bowed at No. COLE 2 2014 Forest Hills Drive 72 34 KIDZ BOP/RAZOR & TIE/CONCORD 34 70 84 DREAMVILLE/ROC NATION/COLUMBIA 1 103 topped the chart with St. 2014. Of REPUBLIC SIXSTEPS/SPARROW/CAPITOL CMG that sum. 18 on SOUNDTRACK 0 Suicide Squad: The Album JON BELLION The Human Condition 10 15 DC/ATLAS/WATERTOWER/ATLANTIC/AG 1 16 51 65 VISIONARY/CAPITOL 5 18 Metallica’s own Blackened Records and distributed SOUNDTRACK Moana TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve NEW 16 16 WALT DISNEY 16 1 63 66 LAVA/ATLANTIC/RHINO 9 5 by Alternative Distribution Alliance. Metallica’s 12 31 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW 60 7 3 83 81 G-EAZY ¡ When It’s Dark Out 5 51 last six studio releases.000 equivalent album 18 12 12 PENTATONIX 2 That’s Christmas To Me 2 28 49 62 LIL UZI VERT Lil Uzi Vert Vs. Prometheus Global Media. which 22 27 RIHANNA 2 ANTI 1 44 NEW 77 77 CELTIC WOMAN FEATURING THE ORCHESTRA OF IRELAND Voices Of Angels 77 1 bowed on June 7. JR.. 1. Inc. 40 49 CHANCE THE RAPPER Coloring Book 8 28 167 99 99 JIMMY BUFFETT ‘Tis The Season 50 4 CHANCE THE RAPPER MAILBOAT 42 50 DJ SNAKE Encore 8 16 95 100 SAM HUNT 2 Montevallo 3 109 DJ SNAKE/INTERSCOPE/IGA MCA NASHVILLE/UMGN 1 2 4 G o to B I L L B OA R D. All rights reserved. Before HIT RED/CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMGN COLUMBIA/LEGACY Death Magnetic...CO M/ B I Z fo r co m p l e te c h a r t d a t a Data for week of 12. 852. 1 6 9 ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST 2 Hamilton: An American Musical 3 61 44 59 D. 24. 1 on the Independent REPUBLIC 19/ARISTA NASHVILLE/SMN Albums chart.10.com/biz for complete rules and explanations.. in its first week./DEF JAM BLACKENED/WARNER BROS. The set also bows NEW 17 17 DNCE DNCE 17 1 76 67 CARRIE UNDERWOOD ¡ Storyteller 2 57 at No. Hardwired sold SHAWN MENDES Illuminate HALSEY ¡ Badlands more in its first week than 34 24 24 1 9 74 74 2 65 ISLAND ASTRALWERKS any rock album in two-and- NEW 25 LITTLE MIX Glory Days 25 1 75 JASON ALDEAN They Don’t Know a-half years. 2 5 DEBUT NEW 22 BRUNO MARS 24K Magic 2 1 53 52 AVENGED SEVENFOLD The Stage 4 4 ATLANTIC/AG CAPITOL NEW 33 MIRANDA LAMBERT The Weight Of These Wings 3 1 85 53 53 THE LUMINEERS Cleopatra 1 33 VANNER/RCA NASHVILLE/SMN DUALTONE 2 44 GG PENTATONIX A Pentatonix Christmas 2 5 38 54 JEEZY Trap Or Die 3 1 4 RCA YJ/DEF JAM 1 5 A TRIBE CALLED QUEST We Got It From Here.000 copies sold MONKEY PUZZLE/RCA NPG/WARNER BROS. SONY MUSIC/UNIVERSAL/UME G-EAZY/RVG/BPG/RCA stretching back to its NEW 32 32 VARIOUS ARTISTS Epic Lit (Version 2) 32 1 17 82 JOE #MYNAMEISJOETHOMAS 17 2 self-titled album (aka The EPIC PLAID TAKEOVER/BMG Black Album) in 1991. Reload 35 21 SAVAGE & METRO BOOMIN Savage Mode 28 19 NEW 85 85 LAMB OF GOD The Duke (EP) 85 1 29 SLAUGHTER GANG EPIC (1997).To Self-Destruct 1 1 51 MICHAEL BUBLE Nobody But Me SHOT 1 WK BLACKENED 57 51 REPRISE/WARNER BROS. 30 39 KENNY CHESNEY Cosmic Hallelujah 2 4 69 89 DRAKE 4 Take Care 1 195 BLUE CHAIR/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE/SMN YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC 64 40 40 SOLANGE A Seat At The Table 1 8 71 90 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS The Getaway 2 23 SAINT/COLUMBIA WARNER BROS. have 26 33 KEITH URBAN Ripcord 4 29 144 83 83 MARIAH CAREY 5 Merry Christmas 3 61 debuted at No. FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE Dig Your Roots TWENTY ONE PILOTS ¡ Vessel in sales) and Beyoncé’s 35 22 22 2 13 65 72 21 119 BMLG FUELED BY RAMEN/AG Lemonade (653.Billboard 200 LAST THIS ARTIST CERTIFICATION Title PEAK WKS.O. 25 36 VARIOUS ARTISTS The RCA-List.000 were 21 14 14 LADY GAGA Joanne 1 5 52 64 ALESSIA CARA 0 Know-It-All 9 54 traditional album sales. Big Baby D. 16 23 1 63 55 73 2 43 MERCURY NASHVILLE/UMGN BREAD WINNERS’ ASSOCIATION/ATLANTIC/AG Further. according to Nielsen Music. CHRIS STAPLETON 2 Traveller KEVIN GATES ¡ Islah 485. Simply Christmas 31 2 MAYBACH/ATLANTIC/AG S-CURVE/BMG 62 48 48 AMY GRANT Tennessee Christmas 38 5 NEW 98 98 DISTURBED Disturbed: Live At Red Rocks 98 1 SALES DATA COMPILED BY AMY GRANT/SPARROW/CAPITOL CMG REPRISE/WARNER BROS.2016 . with WESTBURY ROAD/ROC NATION MANHATTAN 382. LLC and Nielsen SoundScan.M.O.A.D. STREAMLINE/INTERSCOPE/IGA EP/DEF JAM Hardwired arrived Nov.04 million units. ON LAST THIS ARTIST CERTIFICATION Title PEAK WKS. —Keith Caulfield NEW 37 37 SIXX: A.000 units.. The last rock 25 SYCO/COLUMBIA 59 1 11 album to sell more in a MACON/BROKEN BOW/BBMG 28 26 26 ADELE a 25 1 53 109 76 76 GREEN DAY Revolution Radio 1 7 single week was Coldplay’s XL/COLUMBIA REPRISE/WARNER BROS. 24 30 SIA This Is Acting 4 43 NEW 80 80 PRINCE 4Ever 80 1 with 490. Prayers For The Blessed. 1. ranked by album sales.R. 19 5 Metallica scores its sixth HAMILTON UPTOWN/ATLANTIC/AG #1EPICCHECK/EMPIRE RECORDINGS No. TWENTY ONE PILOTS 2 Blurryface 6LACK FREE 6LACK 15 18 FUELED BY RAMEN/AG 1 80 NEW 68 68 LVNR/INTERSCOPE/IGA 68 1 Hardwired’s start is the third-largest debut of 2016 32 19 19 MICHAEL BUBLE Christmas 1 51 69 MELANIE MARTINEZ 0 Cry Baby 67 143/REPRISE/WARNER BROS.R. 2 23 3 82 86 PARTYNEXTDOOR PARTYNEXTDOOR 3 (P3) 3 15 RCA OVO SOUND/WARNER BROS. 1 album on the Billboard 5 10 DRAKE 3 Views 1 30 61 60 JUSTIN BIEBER 3 Purpose 1 54 200 with Hardwired. audio on-demand streaming activity and digital sales of tracks from albums. December 10 2016 NEW 28 28 HIGHLY SUSPECT The Boy Who Died Wolf 28 1 139 78 78 ONEREPUBLIC Oh My My 3 7 Hardwired is Metallica’s IN DE GOOT/300 MOSLEY/INTERSCOPE/IGA first studio album since 19 29 TRAVIS SCOTT Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight 1 12 115 79 79 BRETT ELDREDGE Glow 29 4 2008’s Death Magnetic.Thank You 4 Your Service 1 2 48 55 THOMAS RHETT ¡ Tangled Up 6 61 Metallica EPIC VALORY/BMLG 3 6 SOUNDTRACK Trolls 3 9 66 56 PANIC! AT THE DISCO 0 Death Of A Bachelor 1 45 VILLA 40/DREAMWORKS/RCA Wires In DCD2/FUELED BY RAMEN/AG 11 77 GARTH BROOKS & TRISHA YEARWOOD Christmas Together 7 2 47 57 BRYSON TILLER ¡ TRAPSOUL 8 61 GWENDOLYN/PEARL TRAPSOUL/RCA 4 8 RAE SREMMURD EARDRUMMER/INTERSCOPE/IGA Sremmlife 2 4 15 150 58 58 CHRIS TOMLIN SIXSTEPS/SPARROW/CAPITOL CMG Never Lose Sight 6 5 Sixth No. Anger (in 2003). The set 8 11 THE CHAINSMOKERS Collage (EP) 6 3 54 61 BEYONCE ¡ Lemonade 1 31 debuts atop the list with DISRUPTOR/COLUMBIA PARKWOOD/COLUMBIA 291. CHART WEEK WEEK IMPRINT/DISTRIBUTING LABEL POS. See Charts Legend on billboard.

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HEINZ KELSEA BALLERINI 0 The First Time BLINK-182 California 124 144 BLACK RIVER 31 71 192 194 VIKING WIZARD EYES/BMG 1 20 C E LT I C 188 145 NEIL DIAMOND CAPITOL Acoustic Christmas 125 4 152 195 TIM MCGRAW MCGRAW/BIG MACHINE/BMLG Damn Country Music 5 46 77 WOMAN Voices of GNASH us (EP) RE METALLICA 6 Master Of Puppets Angels 91 146 :):/AG 46 32 196 BLACKENED/WARNER BROS. according to Nielsen Music. All rights reserved. 17 104 121 FETTY WAP ¡ Fetty Wap 1 61 148 171 THE WEEKND ¡ Trilogy 4 143 chart with at least 350. NASHVILLE/WMN COLUMBIA NASHVILLE/LEGACY/AMERICAN/ISLAND/UME episode of the series. Look Pretty 36 7 RE 186 FRANK SINATRA Icon Christmas: Frank Sinatra 65 6 ARTBEATZ FRANK SINATRA ENTERPRISES/CAPITOL/UME RE 137 JENNIFER NETTLES To Celebrate Christmas 137 2 RE 187 JOHNNY MATHIS Gold: A 50th Anniversary Christmas Celebration 112 18 BIG MACHINE/BMLG COLUMBIA/LEGACY 94 138 RAE SREMMURD ¡ SremmLife 5 99 146 188 HOZIER ¡ Hozier 2 112 EARDRUMMER/INTERSCOPE/IGA RUBYWORKS/COLUMBIA © 2016. the vocal 118 147 JEREMIH 0 Late Nights: The Album 42 51 NEW 197 KIDZ BOP KIDS Kidz Bop Christmas (2016) 197 1 MICK SCHULTZ/DEF JAM KIDZ BOP/RAZOR & TIE/CONCORD group notches its 13th No. Prometheus Global Media. NASHVILLE/WMN a 243 percent unit gain (to NEW 134 GARTH BROOKS & TRISHA YEARWOOD Christmas Together / Gunslinger 134 1 174 184 SELENA GOMEZ 0 Revival 1 59 20.. 1 with this album’s chart-topping 107 148 LIL YACHTY Lil’ Boat 106 19 198 2PAC a Greatest Hits 3 169 141 arrival (10. 93 122 DRAKE 3 Nothing Was The Same 1 163 RE 172 TOBYMAC This Is Not A Test 4 28 YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC FOREFRONT/CAPITOL CMG 90 123 COLDPLAY 0 A Head Full Of Dreams 2 51 125 173 BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS f Legend: The Best Of. Misunderstood 2 56 121 156 SAM SMITH 2 In The Lonely Hour 2 128 EMI NASHVILLE/UMGN CAPITOL 126 107 KINGS OF LEON Walls 1 6 159 157 TAYLOR SWIFT 6 1989 1 109 RCA BIG MACHINE/BMLG 116 108 CELINE DION 5 These Are Special Times 2 57 RE 158 JAMES BAY 0 Chaos And The Calm 15 85 550 MUSIC/EPIC/LEGACY REPUBLIC RE 109 KACEY MUSGRAVES A Very Kacey Christmas 109 2 RE 159 KIDZ BOP KIDS Kidz Bop 32 9 14 MERCURY NASHVILLE/UMGN KIDZ BOP/RAZOR & TIE/CONCORD 149 110 RASCAL FLATTS The Greatest Gift Of All 110 3 132 160 OLD DOMINION Meat And Candy 16 55 BIG MACHINE/BMLG RCA NASHVILLE/SMN 58 111 A$AP MOB Cozy Tapes. LAST THIS ARTIST CERTIFICATION Title PEAK WKS. next up atop the list likely will be 84 119 4 14 RE 169 3 14 MAD LOVE/INTERSCOPE/IGA HEAR IT LOUD/ATLANTIC/AG The Weeknd’s Starboy. See Charts Legend on billboard. 1: Friends 13 4 RE 161 SARAH MCLACHLAN Wonderland 79 2 A$AP WORLDWIDE/POLO GROUNDS/RCA VERVE/VLG 86 112 FUTURE ¡ DS2 1 71 138 162 GEORGE STRAIT Strait For The Holidays 138 3 A-1/FREEBANDZ/EPIC MCA NASHVILLE/UME 88 113 X AMBASSADORS 0 VHS 7 74 163 163 SHAWN MENDES ¡ Handwritten 1 85 KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE/IGA ISLAND Pentatonix’s A Pentatonix Christmas continues CHRIS YOUNG It Must Be Christmas BEYONCE 2 Beyonce its run in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 as 145 114 RCA NASHVILLE/SMN 62 5 119 164 PARKWOOD/COLUMBIA 1 150 NEW 115 PROTEST THE HERO RAZOR & TIE/CONCORD Pacific Myth 115 1 RE 165 PENTATONIX RCA PTXmas (EP) 7 21 the set gets pushed back 2-4 — despite a MICHAEL JACKSON 3 The Essential Michael Jackson RE QUEEN 8 Greatest Hits handsome 80 percent unit gain to 101. 157 139 KORN The Serenity Of Suffering 4 5 RE 189 PENTATONIX 0 Pentatonix 1 24 ROADRUNNER/AG RCA 89 140 CHARLIE PUTH 0 Nine Track Mind 6 43 78 190 DAVID BOWIE Legacy 78 2 ARTIST PARTNERS GROUP/ATLANTIC/AG ISO/COLUMBIA/LEGACY 183 141 FRANK SINATRA Christmas Songs By Sinatra 72 27 110 191 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW That’s What I Call Country #1’s 76 3 COLUMBIA/SONY COMMERCIAL MUSIC GROUP SONY MUSIC/UNIVERSAL/UME RE 142 BRITNEY SPEARS Glory 3 8 NEW 192 SOUNDTRACK Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 192 1 RCA WATERTOWER 166 143 JOSH GROBAN 5 Noel 1 69 NEW 193 PINK MARTINI Je Dis Oui! 193 1 143/REPRISE/WARNER BROS.000 copies sold).000 units. 29 131 On World Albums.CO M/ B I Z fo r co m p l e te c h a r t d a t a Data for week of 12.com/biz for complete rules and explanations.. with 15. m.. ranked by album sales.d city BING CROSBY 4 92 120 TOP DAWG/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE/IGA 2 213 RE 170 MCA SPECIAL PRODUCTS/UME White Christmas 82 29 suggest it will launch at No. 24. 5 445 PARLOPHONE/ATLANTIC/AG TUFF GONG/ISLAND/UME 135 124 FIFTH HARMONY 0 7/27 4 26 154 174 AMY WINEHOUSE 2 Back To Black 2 158 SYCO/EPIC REPUBLIC 96 125 DRAKE & FUTURE ¡ What A Time To Be Alive 1 62 105 175 VARIOUS ARTISTS WOW Hits 2017 64 9 A-1/FREEBANDZ/YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/EPIC/REPUBLIC PLG/WORD-CURB/SPARROW/CAPITOL CMG 102 126 LUKE BRYAN ¡ Kill The Lights 1 68 123 176 FUTURE 0 EVOL 1 42 CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMGN A-1/FREEBANDZ/EPIC 43 127 BON JOVI This House Is Not For Sale 1 3 120 177 A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE TBA (EP) 63 4 CAPTAIN KID/ISLAND HIGHBRIDGE THE LABEL/AG 13 128 LEONARD COHEN 0 The Essential Leonard Cohen 13 2 NEW 178 E-40 The D-Boy Diary: Book 1 178 1 COLUMBIA/LEGACY HEAVY ON THE GRIND RE 129 BRUNO MARS 4 Unorthodox Jukebox 1 149 131 179 JAMES ARTHUR Back From The Edge 126 4 ATLANTIC/AG SYCO/COLUMBIA ED SHEERAN 4 x DIERKS BENTLEY Black 101 130 1 127 161 180 2 26 J O R DA N 21 ATLANTIC/AG CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMGN DISTURBED 0 Immortalized RE JUSTIN BIEBER ¡ Under The Mistletoe SMITH 129 131 1 66 181 1 30 REPRISE/WARNER BROS. —K. 156 118 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW That’s What I Call Merry Christmas SONY MUSIC/UNIVERSAL/UME 118 2 153 168 THE 1975 I Like It When You Sleep. In SALES DATA COMPILED BY LIL BOAT SAILING TEAM/QUALITY CONTROL/MOTOWN/CAPITOL AMARU/DEATH ROW/INTERSCOPE/UME the 25-year history of the chart.000 170 116 46 176 166 11 262 equivalent album units earned in the week EPIC/LEGACY HOLLYWOOD EMINEM a The Eminem Show JON PARDI California Sunrise 97 117 WEB/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE/UME 1 295 147 167 CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMGN 11 21 ending Nov. 113 136 DAYA Sit Still. LLC and Nielsen SoundScan. CHART 4 117 101 LAUREN DAIGLE Behold: A Christmas Collection 77 4 142 151 ELVIS PRESLEY 3 It’s Christmas Time 41 54 CENTRICITY/CAPITOL CMG RCA SPECIAL PRODUCTS/SONY COMMERCIAL MUSIC GROUP 106 102 STRAIGHT NO CHASER I’ll Have Another. as industry forecasters KENDRICK LAMAR ¡ good kid.A. SCHOOLBOY/RAYMOND BRAUN/DEF JAM ’Tis the Season 87 132 MAREN MORRIS Hero 5 25 RE 182 NAT KING COLE 6 The Christmas Song 93 24 COLUMBIA NASHVILLE/SMN CAPITOL/UME The Voice winner’s holiday 100 133 A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE Artist 99 7 143 183 BLAKE SHELTON Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits 5 57 album zooms 112-21 with HIGHBRIDGE THE LABEL/AG WARNER BROS.2016 . 134 135 COLE SWINDELL You Should Be Here 6 29 185 185 JOHNNY CASH 2 The Legend Of Johnny Cash 5 243 He performed on the Nov.A. 149 1 162 199 CARRIE UNDERWOOD ¡ Greatest Hits: Decade #1 4 103 STAX/CONCORD 19/ARISTA NASHVILLE/SMN only Celtic Thunder has more leaders..000) thanks to a return to GWENDOLYN/PEARL INTERSCOPE/IGA the TV show that launched him.C. 1 on the Dec.10. For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It DIRTY HIT/INTERSCOPE/IGA 1 39 While the album still has a chance at hitting TORY LANEZ I Told You SKILLET Unleashed No.. according to Nielsen Music. 140 150 JOURNEY f Journey’s Greatest Hits 10 436 RE 200 GUNS N’ ROSES 5 Greatest Hits 3 378 COLUMBIA/LEGACY GEFFEN/UME 1 2 6 G o to B I L L B OA R D. NEW 149 NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS A Little Something More. Vol. CHART WEEK WEEK IMPRINT/DISTRIBUTING LABEL POS. 22 WARNER BROS. RGF/300/AG XO/REPUBLIC The week’s most popular albums across all genres. Inc. 1.. ON LAST THIS ARTIST CERTIFICATION Title PEAK WKS.Christmas Album 61 4 RE 152 THE BEATLES Live At The Hollywood Bowl 7 5 ATCO/ATLANTIC/AG APPLE/CAPITOL/UME 137 103 MEGHAN TRAINOR 0 Thank You 3 28 NEW 153 DODIE Intertwined (EP) 153 1 EPIC DODIE 168 104 BRUNO MARS 5 Doo-Wops & Hooligans 3 299 NEW 154 JUSTICE Woman 154 1 P E N TAT O N I X A Pentatonix ELEKTRA/AG GENESIS/ED BANGER/BECAUSE 98 105 ADELE e 21 1 301 136 155 EMINEM 7 Curtain Call: The Hits 1 317 Christmas XL/COLUMBIA SHADY/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE/IGA 111 106 ERIC CHURCH 0 Mr. ON WEEK WEEK IMPRINT/DISTRIBUTING LABEL POS. audio on-demand streaming activity and digital sales of tracks from albums.

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24. 11 88 PENTATONIX 2 That’s Christmas To Me 27 10 SUMMERS/INTERSCOPE/IGA RCA according to Nielsen 9 9 PETER HOLLENS A Hollens Family Christmas 4 PETER HOLLENS Music.” 24 24 CONNOR RAY soundtrack to A Charlie NEW 23 23 LITTLE MIX Glory Days 1 “LetItGo” and “I Hate U. 5 6 SOUNDTRACK ¡ Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. SOUNDTRACK 8 O Brother. LAST THIS ARTIST CERTIFICATION Title WKS. 18 30 KENNY CHESNEY Cosmic Hallelujah 4 25. new tunes written by Lin- the Billboard Hot 100. ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music. led by the Trolls it includes the previously NEW 11 11 GEORGE STRAIT Strait Out Of The Box: Part 2 1 MCA NASHVILLE/UMGN 14 12 MO3 Shottaz Reloaded 23 soundtrack at No. Christian Albums or Gospel Albums. theaters on Nov. 1 “Batdance” on any 36 25 25 GARTH BROOKS 0 The Ultimate Hits 119 of his hits compilations. See Charts Legend on billboard. “Money Don’t 22 SOUNDTRACK 0 Suicide Squad: The Album 16 NUCLEAR BLAST 31 22 holiday favorite: the TV Matter 2 Night.C. Vol.” MERCURY NASHVILLE/UMGN “The Arms of Orion” RE 22 22 THE RECORD COMPANY Give It Back To You 26 Suicide Squad — the lone 4 21 LEONARD COHEN You Want It Darker 5 CONCORD (both from the Batman COLUMBIA R-rated film in the top five. defined as those who have never appeared in the top 100 of the Billboard 200 or the top 10 of Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. 24 SIXX: A. 2. All rights reserved. NASHVILLE/WMN VANNER/RCA NASHVILLE/SMN Prince’s first posthumous release. With Love 2 RE 40 40 SOLANGE A Seat At The Table 7 REUNION/PLG SAINT/COLUMBIA RE 15 15 SOUNDTRACK Doctor Strange 3 29 41 TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve 5 MARVEL/HOLLYWOOD LAVA/ATLANTIC/RHINO 13 16 16 SOUNDTRACK b Dirty Dancing 92 48 42 42 BRETT ELDREDGE Glow 4 RCA/LEGACY ATLANTIC/WMN 9 17 SOUNDTRACK Stranger Things.000 sold (up 46 percent). 75 38 38 CHRIS TOMLIN Never Lose Sight 5 11 12 12 LOST HIGHWAY/MERCURY/UME 599 SIXSTEPS/SPARROW/CAPITOL CMG CELTIC WOMAN FEAT. the set marks the late 5 77 MO3 4 Indictments 2 icon’s 40th charting album. debuting at No./RHINO Them. NEW 10 10 1 LADY GAGA Joanne RUF Soundtracks chart is The new 40-song set is 19 10 10 5 stuffed with family-friendly STREAMLINE/INTERSCOPE/IGA RE 11 11 STARS GO DIM Stars Go Dim 16 especially notable because FERVENT/WORD-CURB/WMN albums. 24.CO M/ B I Z fo r co m p l e te c h a r t d a t a Data for week of 12.. THE ORCHESTRA OF IRELAND Voices Of Angels 14 13 13 SOUNDTRACK Straight Outta Compton: Music From The Motion Picture 46 NEW 39 39 1 RUTHLESS/PRIORITY/CAPITOL MANHATTAN 6 14 SOUNDTRACK To Joey. Records — at No. Further.000 copies in the latest tracking week (up December 10 2016 100 No. the greatest-hits PENTATONIX A Pentatonix Christmas NEW 44 J BOOG Wash House Ting 1 2 44 5 WASHHOUSE HAWAII Family- RCA compilation 4Ever. to ROYAL TEETH Amateurs (EP) 35 17 17 KIDZ BOP KIDS Kidz Bop 33 6 NEW 18 18 1 from Disney opened in “Nothing Compares 2 U” KIDZ BOP/RAZOR & TIE/CONCORD ROUND HILL U. 5 on the 34 28 death. ending Nov. ON of albums has sold AMY GRANT Tennessee Christmas 5 WEEK WEEK IMPRINT/DISTRIBUTING LABEL CHART The album has proved to 24 27 2. Prayers For The Blessed. 16 18 18 SOUNDTRACK Elena Of Avalor (EP) 18 WALT DISNEY NEW 44 44 LAMB OF GOD The Duke (EP) 1 EPIC 21 19 19 SOUNDTRACK The Best Man Holiday 18 RCA 9 45 JOE #MYNAMEISJOETHOMAS 2 PLAID TAKEOVER/BMG 17 20 20 SOUNDTRACK Frozen: The Songs 78 WALT DISNEY 51 46 46 NORAH JONES Day Breaks 7 BLUE NOTE 18 21 21 SOUNDTRACK ¡ Glee: The Music. 6 77 GARTH BROOKS & TRISHA YEARWOOD Christmas Together 2 MO3 MEDIA GWENDOLYN/PEARL Rule 4Ever sold 8. If a title reaches any of those levels.” sold another JORDAN SMITH ‘Tis The Season 4 during sessions for the 47 13 13 LIGHTWORKS/REPUBLIC RE 14 14 DON CHIEF The Return Of Chief Lucas 2 42.EP 9 NEW 19 19 1 ESSENTIAL/PLG Manuel Miranda. he had a record 19 CENTRICITY/CAPITOL CMG 2 33 SOUNDTRACK 0 Suicide Squad: The Album 16 In 2015. RCA NEW 55 SOUNDTRACK Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 1 In 2016. © 2016.. with 20. Top Latin Albums. The unreleased “Moonbeam MO3 MEDIA set. 15 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW 60 3 NEW CURTIS GRIMES Undeniably Country 1 1993 during his time with 7 SONY MUSIC/UNIVERSAL/UME 16 16 LONELY RIVER Behind Trolls is Moana Warner Bros. 24 24 JIVE/JLG 64 50 50 JIMMY BUFFETT ‘Tis The Season 4 RE 25 SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS Miss Sharon Jones! (Soundtrack) 2 MAILBOAT 25 DAPTONE 1 3 0 G o to B I L L B OA R D.” SYCO/COLUMBIA THE NASHVILLE TRIBUTE BAND Merry: A Nashville Tribute To Christmas Brown Christmas by the 23 25 3 4Ever does include the first STING 57th & 9th SHADOW MOUNTAIN Vince Guaraldi Trio.000 vinyl LPs and BLUE CHAIR/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE/SMN 4 44 SOUNDTRACK 4 A Charlie Brown Christmas (Vince Guaraldi Trio) 113 was the year’s top-selling —Keith Caulfield FANTASY/CONCORD 13 31 ALICIA KEYS HERE 3 holiday set on the format. his albums were so FUELED BY RAMEN/AG NEW 22 SOUNDTRACK Moana 1 Vinyl Albums chart with popular that on the May 14 32 29 LAUREN DAIGLE 0 How Can It Be 73 WALT DISNEY 2./RHINO score album is composed KEITH URBAN Ripcord 29 10 11 11 SOUNDTRACK 4 Frozen 157 28 37 HIT RED/CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMGN WALT DISNEY by James Newton Howard. The Christmas Album 35 20TH CENTURY FOX/COLUMBIA 63 47 47 CASTING CROWNS The Very Next Thing 10 BEACH STREET/REUNION/PLG 15 22 SOUNDTRACK Westworld: Selection From The HBO Series .. according NEW 14 DNCE DNCE 1 ION DISSONANCE Cast The First Stone The other 39 songs on 14 REPUBLIC NEW 15 15 GOOD FIGHT 1 to Nielsen Music (up 4Ever span from 1978 to 16 percent). 80 on the NEW DAWN RICHARD Redemption 66 1 Billboard 200.000 copies.000 99 ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST 2 Hamilton: An American Musical 61 10 HAMILTON UPTOWN/ATLANTIC/AG MIKE ZITO Make Blues Not War The top five of the equivalent album units. 29 tally. 1 122 MARVEL/HOLLYWOOD since Nielsen started 27 33 AVENGED SEVENFOLD The Stage 4 SOUNDTRACK 0 Elf tracking sales in 1991. SOUNDTRACKS: first charting single. RE 23 23 74 AIRPLAY/STREAMING & WARNER SUNSET/REPRISE/WARNER BROS.” The song originally NEW 12 12 SOUNDTRACK Moana 1 WALT DISNEY 15 13 GENTRI Finding Christmas 6 Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop SHADOW MOUNTAIN was recorded in 1982 the Feeling!. NEW 16 16 HIGHLY SUSPECT The Boy Who Died Wolf 1 NEW 17 17 KEVIN ABSTRACT American Boyfriend: A Suburban Love Story 1 from “Soft and Wet. Where Art Thou? —K.” his IN DE GOOT/300 BROCKHAMPTON/EMPIRE RECORDINGS The animated feature TOP ALBUM SALES: The week’s top-selling albums across all genres. and earned 9. Inc.2016 . his catalog BMLG as Christmas approaches.10.000 on vinyl. ON CHART Album: #1 DODIE HOT #1 METALLICA SHOT 1 1 WK Hardwired. PEARL 83 percent).000 copies in NEW 88 ELLA MAI CHANGE (EP) 1 the week ending Nov. 5 RE 36 36 ARIANA GRANDE Dangerous Woman 25 NEW 10 10 THE BAND The Last Waltz (Soundtrack) 1 with 4.The Mephisto Waltzes 1 At No. ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music.6 million in the United AMY GRANT/SPARROW/CAPITOL CMG #1 SOUNDTRACK Trolls be a hot seller on vinyl as 1 1 9 States. The week’s top-selling soundtrack albums. LLC and Nielsen Music.Prince’s Album Sales TOP ALBUM SALES ™ HEATSEEKERS ALBUMS™ 40th Hit LAST WEEK THIS WEEK ARTIST CERTIFICATION IMPRINT/DISTRIBUTING LABEL Title WKS. 1. it has so far sold WATERTOWER MICHAEL BUBLE Nobody But Me 5 another 8. 39 34 34 ADELE 0 25 53 RE SOUNDTRACK Stranger Things. 23. The REPUBLIC WARNER BROS. which features Justin Levels. and its sales Since Prince’s death.M. 48 on Top Album 1 5 A TRIBE CALLED QUEST We Got It From Here. 44 26 26 FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE Dig Your Roots 13 SOUNDTRACKS™ numbers are sure to rise on April 21.Thank You 4 Your Service 2 TRAVIS MARVIN Friendly EPIC Sales and No. and 30 32 REPRISE/WARNER BROS. of them appear on 4Ever. Of Prince’s 30 MICHAEL BUBLE Christmas NEW BRIAN SIMPSON Persuasion 1 22 18 18 50 19 19 SHANACHIE The soundtrack includes top 40-charting hits on 143/REPRISE/WARNER BROS. in 1993. Vol. after his 28 TWENTY ONE PILOTS 2 Blurryface 80 3 WK S VILLA 40/DREAMWORKS/RCA it ranks at No. It 5 24 2 appearance of Prince’s Hot CHERRYTREE/A&M/INTERSCOPE/IGA sold 5. ON CHART LAST WEEK THIS WEEK ARTIST CERTIFICATION IMPRINT/DISTRIBUTING LABEL Title WKS. it has CAPITOL 7 77 98 NEW LINE/WATERTOWER moved 55. NEW 23 23 DEVILMENT Devilment II .To Self-Destruct 1 NEW 1 1 WK Intertwined (EP) 1 DEBUT BLACKENED DODIE 4Ever NEW 22 BRUNO MARS 24K Magic 1 1 2 CHUCK MURPHY Peace Be With You 7 ATLANTIC/AG ONEWEST MIRANDA LAMBERT The Weight Of These Wings NEW 33 HIGH VALLEY Dear Life 1 NEW 33 1 WARNER BROS.000 copies in the week EAT GREEDY 1999 album. NEW 49 49 DISTURBED Disturbed: Live At Red Rocks 1 RE SOUNDTRACK This Christmas 20 REPRISE/WARNER BROS. Top Country Albums. Volume One 11 NETFLIX/LAKESHORE 58 43 43 GREEN DAY Revolution Radio 7 REPRISE/WARNER BROS. 4 is an annual soundtrack).Season 1 (EP) 4 HBO/WATERTOWER NEW 48 48 PRINCE 4ever 1 SOUNDTRACK 0 The Polar Express SALES DATA COMPILED BY NPG/WARNER BROS. One Following Moana is the The only top 40 hits absent CHRIS STAPLETON 2 Traveller 64 6 21 2 very adult soundtrack to 17 20 UPPER MANAGMENT from the set are “Partyman. 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Jesuit Refugee Service/USA thanks the following individuals and entities for their contributions to the success
of the 2016 Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees tour, October 6 - 21:
*= performing artist

Alex Aleinikoff Hello Merch and Mike Lentz Paul Reuter, Sheldon Arts Foundation
APCO Worldwide High Road Touring: Frank Riley, Dina Dusko, Red Light Management: Nick Bobetsky and Adam
Lisa Laack Newmark
Arthur S. DeMoulas
Hotel Commonwealth Residence Inn
Association of Jesuit Colleges
and Universities Ink 48 Robert Plant*
Barbara Abseck, CBS Intercontinental Rococo Theater
Berklee Performance Center, Karen O’Connor Ron Delsener
Michael Creamer
Ken Weinstein, Big Hassle Media Ron Sexsmith*
Boulder Theater
Jakprints and Jimmie Graham Ruby Amanfu*
Buddy Miller*
Jenny Cafisco and Madeline Lunney, Canadian Jesuits Sirius XM Radio: Fr. John Maria Devaney, Jeremy Tepper,
Capers Catering, Toronto International Mary Sue Twohy
Carla Sacks, Sacks and Co. Joan Baez* Skyville Live, Nashville, and Bonnie Garner
Carolyn Rosenfeld, Captain of Making Lampedusa Crew: Paul Binder, Jack Brady, Maple Byrne, St. Louis University
It All Happen Jerry Holmes, Mark Richards, Roy Taylor,
Stephanie Hunt*
and Liz Ward
Clyde’s Restaurant Group
Steve Earle*
Lisner Theater
Cody McGraw, Live Nation Ontario
The Dupont Circle Hotel
Concerts GP, INC Live Nation New York
The Milk Carton Kids: Joey Ryan
Daniel Lanois* Madeline Lacovara
and Kenneth Pattengale
Dave McNulty Margaret Green Rauenhorst
The Sheldon
David Pulkingham* Marc Leibowitz, 1% Productions
The Town Hall
David Weingarden, Z2 Entertainment Mark Spector, The Mark Spector Company
The Westin
David Blither, Nonesuch Records Marriott and Marriott Courtyard
Thirty Tigers Management: David Macias, Christopher
Dawn Wong, Down to Earth Business Management Massey Hall Dornbusch, Lindsey Reid
Don Law Megan Mullally* and Nick Offerman Tom and Ulrike Schlafly
Doubletree Merriam Theater Trey Allen, Sunday Supper Group, LLC
Emmylou Harris* Michael Dixon, Sodarock Music Vector Management: Ken Levitan, Michele Fisher, Kevin
Spellman, Kathi Whitley
Ethiopian Airlines Molly Cashin
Vic Theater
Frosch Travel — Entertainment Division: Susanne Jones Nick Miller, JAM Productions, LTD
and Nadine Dimashkie Visa
Nicola Powell
Gary Witt, Pabst Theater Foundation Zipline Brewing Co.
Nitetrain Coach Company and Steve Fields
Gilbert Ford and “Sarge” Houston
Georgetown University Oscar Blues Brewery ...and last, but not least, a huge THANK YOU to the
amazing audiences who came to the shows all across
GoldVE Entertainment: Danny Goldberg Pabst Theater
the country!
and Jesse Bauer
Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center, Patrick Donnelly
Hampton Inn
Patty Griffin

For more information please contact Gail Griffith, Lampedusa tour executive producer, ggriffith@jesuits.org,
or Monica Baker, Lampedusa strategic partnerships, monica@g2pc.com

Photo Credit: Christian Fuchs www.jrsusa.org

‘Starboy’

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Back To 11 1 #1 STARBOY
2 WK S The Weeknd Feat. Daft Punk 10 5 1 #1 LOVE$ICK
2 WK S Mura Masa Feat. A$AP Rocky 9

No. 1 1 2 THIS TOWN Niall Horan 9 1 2 PERFECT STRANGERS Jonas Blue Feat. JP Cooper 26

29 33 THAT’S MY GIRL Fifth Harmony 9 2 3 SING ME TO SLEEP Alan Walker 26
“Starboy” by The Weeknd
(below) featuring Daft 44 BOUNCE BACK Big Sean 4 DANCING ON MY OWN Calum Scott

Mendes’
RE 3 3 36
Punk zooms 11-1 on
Billboard + Twitter Top RE 55 BAD THINGS Machine Gun Kelly x Camila Cabello 15 55 CRUEL Snakehips Feat. Zayn
6 20

Busy
Tracks to rule for a second
overall week, following its 48 66 MILLION REASONS Lady Gaga 8 25 66 PHONE DOWN Lost Kings Feat. Emily Warren 4

Week
No. 1 debut nine weeks
ago. “Starboy” rallies after 3 7 24K MAGIC Bruno Mars 8 NEW 77 ALARM Anne-Marie 1
The Weeknd performed the
tune at the American Music 22 88 SIDE TO SIDE Ariana Grande Feat. Nicki Minaj 15 9 88 YOU Belly Feat. Kehlani 18 Shawn Mendes (above)
Awards on Nov. 20. In jumps 9-3 on the Social 50
addition, the song benefits 42 99 DON’T WANNA KNOW Maroon 5 Feat. Kendrick Lamar 7 7 9 THE OCEAN Mike Perry Feat. Shy Martin 6 chart after a big week that
from the Nov. 25 release included star-studded
of its parent album of the 8 10 CLOSER The Chainsmokers Feat. Halsey 18 10 10 JUMPSHOT Dawin 2 Instagram posts, an
same name. The set is likely announcement of new
to launch at No. 1 on the 5 11 BLACK BEATLES Rae Sremmurd Feat. Gucci Mane 7 NEW 11
11 HURRICANE While She Sleeps 1 tour dates and follower
Dec. 17 Billboard 200 (see milestones.
page 124). MERCY Shawn Mendes PRBLMS 6LACK
December 10
2016

24 12
12 14 13 12
12 7 In addition to Mendes
Another AMAs posting a video of himself
performance pumps a 20 13 SHOUT OUT TO MY EX Little Mix 5 6 13 FIND ME Sigma Feat. Birdy 3 singing his song “Mercy”

BILLBOARD TWITTER TOP TRACKS: The week’s most shared songs on Twitter in the U.S., ranked by the volume of shares. BILLBOARD TWITTER EMERGING ARTISTS: The week’s most shared songs on Twitter in the U.S. by up-and-coming artists (defined as artists with fewer than 100,000 Twitter followers who have also not as a lead
big chart move as Fifth with Niall Horan and a
Harmony’s “That’s My Girl” 12 14 CHANTAJE Shakira Feat. Maluma 4 11 14 CAPSIZE Frenship & Emily Warren 23 picture with Drake (calling
vaults 29-3 on Top Tracks, the rapper a “true legend”),
marking the group’s eighth 16 15 LET ME LOVE YOU DJ Snake Feat. Justin Bieber 6 RE 15
15 SAY WHEN THEY. 4 the singer added dates
top 10 hit. The act last to his 2017 Illuminate
reached the region with “All 7 16 LOVE YOURSELF Justin Bieber 54 14 16 LOCATION Khalid 15 World Tour and celebrated
in My Head (Flex),” which reaching 16 million
peaked at No. 6 in June. 19 17 MAMA BTS 3 41 17
17 MY NAME IS HUMAN Highly Suspect 5
Instagram followers and
5H member Camila 8 million Twitter followers.
Cabello is also in the top 30 18 PILLOWTALK Zayn 32 21 18
18 OH LORD MiC LOWRY 8
All that social buzz helped
five as her Machine Gun Mendes gain in nearly all
Kelly collaboration, “Bad
4 19 SLUMBER PARTY Britney Spears Feat. Tinashe 3 16 19 BONBON Era Istrefi 23
monitored social metrics,
Things,” re-enters at No. 5. including a 777 percent
9 20 SORRY Justin Bieber 58 NEW 20
20 RHYTHM INSIDE Calum Scott 1
The pair performed it on the leap in Instagram reactions
Nov. 23 episode of NBC’s (9.7 million total in the
NEW 21
21 MAKE ME (CRY) Noah Cyrus Feat. Labrinth 1 18 21 TRAICIONERA Sebastian Yatra 9
The Tonight Show Starring week ending Nov. 27,
Jimmy Fallon. according to Next Big
37 22
22 TREAT YOU BETTER Shawn Mendes 26 24 22
22 DILE QUE TU ME QUIERES Ozuna 12
Elsewhere on the chart, Sound) and a 335 percent
Noah Cyrus claims the rise in Twitter reactions
RE 23
23 HEATHENS twenty one pilots 23 RE 23
23 KEEP YOU IN MIND Guordan Banks 5
week’s highest debut as (459,000).
“Make Me (Cry)” (featuring 24 FIRE BTS 17 24 SEPTEMBER SONG JP Cooper Below Mendes, Nicki
13 26 11
Labrinth) opens at No. 21. Minaj climbs 27-6 after
Cyrus, younger sister of 43 25
25 I FEEL IT COMING The Weeknd Feat. Daft Punk RE 25
25 OTW DJ Luke Nasty a big week on social
2 2
Miley, released the track media that included posts
Nov. 15, with momentum RE 26
26 BODY SAY Demi Lovato 26 26 CALL ON ME Starley commemorating the sixth
7 3
building after its Nov. 22 anniversary of debut album
music video premiere. The 15 27 HARDWIRED Metallica 7 34 27
27 MADE A WAY Travis Greene 16 Pink Friday on Nov. 22.
clip has soared to more Minaj gained 339 percent
than 9 million views on NEW 28
28 GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN Pentatonix 1 19 28 IT’S ALL ON U Illenium Feat. Liam O’Donnell 6 in Instagram reactions
YouTube through Nov. 29. (13.8 million in all) as well
—Trevor Anderson 21 29 ALL WE KNOW The Chainsmokers Feat. Phoebe Ryan 9 27 29 YOU AND ME Marc E. Bassy Feat. G-Eazy 30 as 480 percent in Twitter
followers.
RE 30
30 WORK Rihanna Feat. Drake 42 37 30
30 WE CAN Kranium Feat. Tory Lanez 9 Finally, Lil Uzi Vert and
Gucci Mane both return
RE 31
31 BANG BANG Green Day 4 20 31 WAT U MEAN (AYE, AYE, AYE) Dae Dae 27 to the Social 50 at Nos. 35

artist in the top 50 songs on the Billboard Hot 100), ranked by the number of shares. All charts © 2016, Prometheus Global Media, LLC. All rights reserved.
and 38, respectively (the
2 32 BLACK BARBIES Nicki Minaj 2 47 32
32 CLOSE TO YOU Dreezy Feat. T-Pain 18 former marking his best
position on the chart),
18 33 REDBONE Childish Gambino 2 8 33 BALLERINA Belly 4
following the release of
their joint mixtape, 1017 vs.
35 34 LOVE ON THE BRAIN Rihanna 10 32 34 PERMISSION Ro James 43
The World, on Nov. 23. They
41 35 YOUR LOVE Little Mix 28 35 SPIRITS The Strumbellas respectively gain 2,042
2 44
percent and 99 percent
50 36
36 FAKE LOVE Drake 5 39 36
36 HEY Fais Feat. Afrojack 33 in Twitter reactions, with
Mane’s jump also attributed
NEW 37
37 NOBODY LIKE YOU Little Mix 1 23 37 INSIDE THE LINES Mike Perry Feat. Casso 3 to chatter following his
engagement to girlfriend
RE 38
38 THE GREATEST Sia Feat. Kendrick Lamar 10 35 38 CROSSFIRE Stephen 49 Keyshia Ka’oir while on
the kiss cam at an Atlanta
31 39 SECRET LOVE SONG Little Mix Feat. Jason Derulo 53 NEW 39
39 WHAT ABOUT ME Isac Elliot 1 Hawks basketball game on
Nov. 22. —Kevin Rutherford
NEW 40
40 STILL G-Eazy 1 31 40 WHAT IS LOVE 2016 Lost Frequencies 2

32 41 WE DON’T TALK ANYMORE Charlie Puth Feat. Selena Gomez 31 RE 41
41 BODY Dreezy Feat. Jeremih 39

NEW 42
42 BRAND NEW Mike Stud 1 22 42 SI ELLA QUISIERA Justin Quiles 4

RE 43
43 COLD WATER Major Lazer Feat. Justin Bieber & MO 18 29 43 QUEEN ELIZABETH Cheat Codes 4

45 44 LOVE ME NOW John Legend 6 50 44
44 POR FIN TE ENCONTRE Cali y El Dandee Feat. Juan Magan & Sebastian Yatra 11

NEW 45
45 BONE MARROW G-Eazy Feat. Danny Seth 1 40 45 HURTS SO GOOD Astrid S 25

RE 46
46 HELLO Adele 57 38 46 ALL MY FRIENDS Snakehips Feat. Tinashe & Chance The Rapper 56

RE 47
47 STARVING Hailee Steinfeld & Grey Feat. Zedd 10 RE 47
47 DRUGS EDEN 15

RE 48
48 ALONE Marshmello 15 RE 48
48 MIGHT NOT Belly Feat. The Weeknd 41

NEW 49
49 ROCKABYE Clean Bandit Feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie 1 45 49 MY SH*T A Boogie Wit da Hoodie 14

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50 YOUTH Troye Sivan 20 RE 50
50 STRANGER Peking Duk Feat. Elliphant 3

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Lil Yachty 7 26 23 23 DON’T WANNA KNOW Maroon 5 Feat. YouTube and Instagram. DANGERBIRD/ELEKTRA/ATLANTIC KATY PERRY 8 10 LOVE YOURSELF Justin Bieber 44 9 10 CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! Justin Timberlake 30 37 36 CAPITOL 314 SCHOOLBOY/RAYMOND BRAUN/DEF JAM VILLA 40/DREAMWORKS/RCA J BALVIN 29 11 11 HALLELUJAH Pentatonix 2 11 11 STARBOY The Weeknd Feat. Songs are defined as current if they are relatively recently-released titles. Halsey 8 25 17 17 GG WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE Adele 3 DISRUPTOR/COLUMBIA XL/COLUMBIA RE 43 HALSEY 31 ASTRALWERKS NEW 18 18 YOU’RE A MEAN ONE MR. ON WEEK WEEK IMPRINT/PROMOTION LABEL CHART WEEK WEEK IMPRINT/PROMOTION LABEL CHART 29 27 ADELE 229 XL/COLUMBIA 1 1 #1 SEND MY LOVE (TO YOUR NEW LOVER) Adele 29 1 1 #1 CLOSER The Chainsmokers Feat.M. Nicki Minaj 10 3 33 24K MAGIC Bruno Mars 8 9 3 ISLAND 101 REPUBLIC ATLANTIC ZAYN 3 44 STARBOY The Weeknd Feat. Flo Rida & LunchMoney Lewis 11 31 22 22 BOUNCE BACK Big Sean 3 33 21 BRUNO MARS 246 MR. Kendrick Lamar 8 50 50 RCA 32 ATCO/ATLANTIC MONKEY PUZZLE/RCA 1 3 4 G o to B I L L B OA R D. GRINCH Jordan Smith 1 22 18 18 I HATE U I LOVE U gnash Feat. Twitter. Stations are electronically monitored 24 hours a day. YouTube. ON LAST THIS TITLE Artist WKS.M. All rights reserved. Justin Bieber & MO 17 WESTBURY ROAD/ROC NATION/FLY EYE/COLUMBIA MAD DECENT/DEF JAM 40 47 MELANIE MARTINEZ 24 NOBODY BUT ME Michael Buble 11 SETTING THE WORLD ON FIRE Kenny Chesney Feat. Justin Bieber 13 4 4 RCA 43 XO/REPUBLIC DJ SNAKE/INTERSCOPE 7 55 24K MAGIC Bruno Mars 8 5 55 NO PROBLEM Chance The Rapper Feat. Justin Bieber 11 RE 38 GUCCI MANE 4 ATLANTIC/WMN DJ SNAKE/INTERSCOPE GUWOP/ATLANTIC/AG 12 13 UNSTEADY X Ambassadors 22 13 13 13 FRESH EYES Andy Grammer 16 44 39 MARSHMELLO 9 KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE S-CURVE/BMG/HOLLYWOOD OWSLA NEW 14 14 THE CHRISTMAS MEDLEY (ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS) Neil Diamond 1 17 14 14 SCARS TO YOUR BEAUTIFUL Alessia Cara 7 48 40 SABRINA CARPENTER 3 CAPITOL EP/DEF JAM HOLLYWOOD 15 THIS HOUSE IS NOT FOR SALE Bon Jovi 14 16 15 SIT STILL. Gucci Mane 6 3 7 JUSTIN BIEBER 314 EP/DEF JAM EARDRUMMER/INTERSCOPE SCHOOLBOY/RAYMOND BRAUN/DEF JAM 5 8 HEATHENS twenty one pilots 16 6 8 BROCCOLI D.D. as measured by Next Big Sound. Sean Paul 23 6 44 DON’T WANNA KNOW Maroon 5 Feat./DEF JAM ATLANTIC/AG 23 23 BROCCOLI D. Halsey 16 REPUBLIC DISRUPTOR/COLUMBIA 18 9 THE CHAINSMOKERS 17 DISRUPTOR/COLUMBIA 10 10 10 DON’T WANNA KNOW Maroon 5 Feat. LLC and Nielsen Music. 28 14 BIG MACHINE/BMLG 314 14 15 27 13 15 20 ATLANTIC FIFTH AMENDMENT/BLOOD MONEY/EONE 26 15 LADY GAGA 309 18 16 16 IN THE NAME OF LOVE Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha 10 18 16 16 LOVE ON THE BRAIN Rihanna 8 STREAMLINE/INTERSCOPE/IGA STMPD RCRDS/RCA WESTBURY ROAD/ROC NATION 16 LITTLE MIX 17 17 17 THIS TOWN Niall Horan 9 16 17 PICK UP THE PHONE Young Thug And Travis Scott Feat. ON LAST THIS TITLE Artist WKS.R. Jana Kramer 1 27 25 25 THE GREATEST Sia Feat.CO M/ B I Z fo r co m p l e te c h a r t d a t a Data for week of 12. Rihanna 16 20 21 COLD WATER Major Lazer Feat. Zedd 10 ARTIST PARTNERS GROUP/ATLANTIC/AG EMBLEM/ATLANTIC REPUBLIC PENTATONIX NEW 25 25 FEELS LIKE CHRISTMAS Straight No Chaser Feat. Meghan Trainor 1 14 12 12 LET ME LOVE YOU DJ Snake Feat. or songs TAYLOR SWIFT GOLD Kiiara ALL EYEZ The Game Feat. J.A MUSIC/3D 23 24 WIZ KHALIFA 301 ROSTRUM/ATLANTIC/AG 13 25 TWENTY ONE PILOTS 37 ADULT CONTEMPORARY™ ADULT TOP 40™ FUELED BY RAMEN/AG 6 26 SELENA GOMEZ 312 INTERSCOPE/IGA LAST THIS TITLE Artist WKS. 7 days a week. Daft Punk 10 2 1 4 WKS BIG HIT ENTERTAINMENT/LOEN ENTERTAINMENT 7 10 WK S DISRUPTOR/COLUMBIA 6 WK S XO/REPUBLIC ARIANA GRANDE 2 2 LET ME LOVE YOU DJ Snake Feat. 305/POLO GROUNDS/RCA G.D.A. Inc. respectively. Daft Punk 9 35 37 CAPITOL LATIN/UMLE 4 RCA XO/REPUBLIC NEW 12 12 BABY. Nicki Minaj 10 27 6 NICKI MINAJ 312 :):/ATLANTIC REPUBLIC YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC 8 77 SCARS TO YOUR BEAUTIFUL Alessia Cara 16 11 77 GG BLACK BEATLES Rae Sremmurd Feat. Feat. Zedd 18 8 9 CLOSER The Chainsmokers Feat. Pop/Rhythmic/Adult SOCIAL 50™ MAINSTREAM TOP 40™ RHYTHMIC™ LAST THIS ARTIST WKS. POP/RHYTHMIC/ADULT: The week’s most popular current songs at mainstream top 40. Nicki Minaj. 20 20 20 THAT’S MY GIRL Fifth Harmony 8 19 20 20 CHILL BILL Rob $tone Feat. Lil Yachty 17 DC/ATLAS/WATERTOWER/ATLANTIC/FUELED BY RAMEN/RRP #1EPICCHECK/EMPIRE RECORDINGS 16 8 THE WEEKND 62 XO/REPUBLIC 9 99 STARVING Hailee Steinfeld & Grey Feat. Kendrick Lamar 7 19 16 16 PLAY THAT SONG Train 8 222/INTERSCOPE COLUMBIA NEW 42 21 SAVAGE 1 SLAUGHTER GANG 16 17 CLOSER The Chainsmokers Feat. AIRPLAY DATA COMPILED BY RE 48 EMINEM 258 NEW 23 GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST Elizabeth Chan 1 18 23 KIDS OneRepublic 14 WEB/SHADY/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE/IGA 23 MERRY BRIGHT MOSLEY/INTERSCOPE 45 49 CHARLIE PUTH 30 14 24 PIECES Rob Thomas 17 26 24 24 STARVING Hailee Steinfeld & Grey Feat. Prometheus Global Media. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz 18 15 5 NIALL HORAN 9 ATLANTIC CHANCE THE RAPPER NEON HAZE/CAPITOL 6 66 I HATE U I LOVE U gnash Feat.2016 . Olivia O’Brien 23 7 66 SIDE TO SIDE Ariana Grande Feat. ranked by radio airplay detections.A. Feat. ON WEEK WEEK IMPRINT/LABEL CHART WEEK WEEK IMPRINT/PROMOTION LABEL CHART WEEK WEEK IMPRINT/PROMOTION LABEL CHART #1 BTS 1 1 #1 CLOSER The Chainsmokers Feat. rhythmic. reactions and conversations across Twitter. Quavo 11 19 SYCO/COLUMBIA 115 NEON HAZE/CAPITOL 300/ATLANTIC/GRAND HUSTLE/EPIC MALUMA 19 18 18 LOVE ON THE BRAIN Rihanna 6 21 18 18 BAD THINGS Machine Gun Kelly x Camila Cabello 4 8 17 SONY MUSIC LATIN 6 WESTBURY ROAD/ROC NATION EST19XX/BAD BOY/EPIC/INTERSCOPE LALI 21 19 19 MERCY Shawn Mendes 5 22 19 19 NOT NICE PARTYNEXTDOOR 6 12 18 ARIOLA/SONY MUSIC ARGENTINA 24 ISLAND/REPUBLIC OVO SOUND/WARNER BROS. and views to an artist’s Wikipedia page. Chris Brown & August Alsina 15 1 2 REPUBLIC 210 DJ SNAKE/INTERSCOPE WE THE BEST/EPIC SHAWN MENDES 4 33 GG SIDE TO SIDE Ariana Grande Feat. LOOK PRETTY Daya 19 December 10 2016 10 15 30 41 MARIO BAUTISTA 25 CAPTAIN KID/ISLAND/REPUBLIC ARTBEATZ KASST AGENCY/WARNER LATINA 15 16 DON’T WANNA KNOW Maroon 5 Feat. Halsey 17 1 1 #1 STARBOY The Weeknd Feat. Kendrick Lamar 10 12 12 WHAT THEY WANT Russ 13 MONKEY PUZZLE/RCA COLUMBIA SHAKIRA 20 12 SONY MUSIC LATIN/RCA 308 13 13 COLD WATER Major Lazer Feat. Jeremih SOCIAL 50: The week’s most active artists on social networking sites based on weekly additions of fans across Facebook.O. Daft Punk 10 4 44 LET ME LOVE YOU DJ Snake Feat. Davi$ & Spooks 10 31 19 FIFTH HARMONY 79 SYCO/EPIC RCA SYCO/EPIC 22 21 21 BAD THINGS Machine Gun Kelly x Camila Cabello 5 20 21 21 JUJU ON THAT BEAT (TZ ANTHEM) Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall 6 11 20 RIHANNA 303 EST19XX/BAD BOY/EPIC/INTERSCOPE THA LIGHTS GLOBAL/ATLANTIC WESTBURY ROAD/ROC NATION 24 22 22 GREENLIGHT Pitbull Feat. Kendrick Lamar 7 17 10 10 FAKE LOVE Drake 4 222/INTERSCOPE YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC 7 10 MILEY CYRUS 242 RCA 11 11 11 UNSTEADY X Ambassadors 17 14 11 11 CAROLINE Amine 8 KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE REPUBLIC 14 11 CAMILA CABELLO 44 SYCO/EPIC 12 12 12 THE GREATEST Sia Feat. Halsey 15 2 WK S XL/COLUMBIA 2 WK S DISRUPTOR/COLUMBIA 24 28 CHRIS BROWN 285 RCA 2 2 JUST LIKE FIRE P!nk 32 3 2 HEATHENS twenty one pilots 16 WALT DISNEY/RCA DC/ATLAS/WATERTOWER/ATLANTIC/FUELED BY RAMEN/RRP 41 29 METALLICA 37 BLACKENED 3 3 CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! Justin Timberlake 30 2 3 TREAT YOU BETTER Shawn Mendes 23 VILLA 40/DREAMWORKS/RCA ISLAND/REPUBLIC 42 30 ZENDAYA 120 HOLLYWOOD 4 4 CHEAP THRILLS Sia Feat. Justin Bieber & MO 19 10 13 GOLD Kiiara 14 MAD DECENT/DEF JAM ATLANTIC 10 13 DRAKE 289 ALL TIME LOW Jon Bellion FADE Kanye West YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC 16 14 14 12 9 14 9 VISIONARY/CAPITOL G. ON LAST THIS TITLE Artist WKS.R. Kendrick Lamar 7 MONKEY PUZZLE/RCA 222/INTERSCOPE RE BRITNEY SPEARS 24K MAGIC Bruno Mars 31 RCA 270 5 5 TREAT YOU BETTER Shawn Mendes 18 5 55 8 ISLAND/REPUBLIC ATLANTIC 32 32 SNOOP DOGG 278 ONE CALL AWAY Charlie Puth UNSTEADY X Ambassadors DOGGYSTYLE/EONE 6 6 45 4 6 37 ARTIST PARTNERS GROUP/ATLANTIC KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE 46 33 BEYONCE 311 CAKE BY THE OCEAN DNCE 39 7 CHEAP THRILLS Sia Feat. Instagram and Facebook./DEF JAM receiving widespread airplay and/or sales activity for the first time. Justin Bieber 15 2 2 DO YOU MIND DJ Khaled Feat.10. See Charts Legend on billboard. adult contemporary and adult top 40 formats. IT’S COLD OUTSIDE Brett Eldredge Feat. as measured by Nielsen Music. Olivia O’Brien 9 LIGHTWORKS/REPUBLIC :):/ATLANTIC 17 44 MARTIN GARRIX 124 STMPD RCRDS/RCA NEW 19 19 LITTLE DRUMMER BOY Jennifer Nettles & Idina Menzel 1 21 19 19 LOVE ME NOW John Legend 7 BIG MACHINE COLUMBIA 45 LUCY HALE 21 DMG NASHVILLE 126 NEW 20 20 LET IT SNOW Rascal Flatts 1 15 20 SHE SETS THE CITY ON FIRE Gavin DeGraw 18 BIG MACHINE RCA BLACKPINK COMPILED BY SOCIAL DATA 47 46 YG 4 20 21 THIS IS WHAT YOU CAME FOR Calvin Harris Feat.com/biz for complete rules and explanations. P!nk 10 ATLANTIC/AG 11 22 23 22 22 BLUE CHAIR/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE/RCA REPRISE/WARNER BROS.O.O.A 8 COLUMBIA M. Kendrick Lamar 4 39 22 JENNIFER LOPEZ 300 #1EPICCHECK/EMPIRE RECORDINGS 222/INTERSCOPE NUYORICAN/EPIC 25 24 24 CAPSIZE Frenship & Emily Warren 13 25 24 24 LOVE ME NOW John Legend 7 COLUMBIA COLUMBIA 34 23 JACOB SARTORIUS 25 T3 26 25 25 LOVE ME NOW John Legend 6 27 25 25 OOOUUU Young M. Sean Paul 30 PARKWOOD/COLUMBIA 7 7 REPUBLIC 7 MONKEY PUZZLE/RCA 36 34 RAE SREMMURD 3 28 88 GG THIS CHRISTMAS Train 2 8 8 SEND MY LOVE (TO YOUR NEW LOVER) Adele 32 EARDRUMMER/INTERSCOPE/IGA SUNKEN FOREST/CRUSH MUSIC XL/COLUMBIA RE LIL UZI VERT 27 99 HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS Josh Groban 2 10 99 HANDCLAP Fitz And The Tantrums 19 35 GENERATION NOW/ATLANTIC/AG 2 REPRISE/WARNER BROS.O. All charts © 2016.

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CHART WEEK WEEK IMPRINT/DISTRIBUTING LABEL CHART #1 BLUE AIN’T YOUR COLOR HOT #1 MIRANDA LAMBERT The Weight Of These Wings 1 1 1 4 WK S Keith Urban 1 16 SHOT 1 1 WK 1 D.JOYCE (Z.OSBORNE) VANNER/RCA NASHVILLE BIG MACHINE/BMLG CARRIE UNDERWOOD ¡ Storyteller streak with her sixth leader.GORLEY.FRASURE.PARDI (R.OLSEN.COBB.B.MICHAEL RAY.BONAGURA.J.KENNEDY.J.NELSON.E.CROWELL.STEVENS.J.R.L.J.L.BROOKS) PEARL 17 17 TODAY Brad Paisley 8 ARISTA NASHVILLE 42 41 43 OUTSKIRTS OF HEAVEN Craig Campbell 41 9 M.J.K.J.G.BRICE (S.KERR) CURB WARNER BROS.MOFFATT (L.WORF (M.K.ROBBINS.DEMARCUS (L.T. ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen Music.S.MOORE) BMLG 2 19 GWENDOLYN/PEARL SLEEP WITHOUT YOU Brett Young NEW 33 GEORGE STRAIT Strait Out Of The Box: Part 2 1 5 3 3 D.PAULIN) MCGRAW/BIG MACHINE 13 20 NEW 14 14 GWENDOLYN/PEARL 1 career-opening No.J. GEORGE STRAIT Strait For The Holidays Like Underwood.ALLISON.E.AKINS.J.C.J. ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music.M.JEFFREY STEELE) ELEKTRA NASHVILLE/WAR 22 22 THINK A LITTLE LESS Michael Ray 32 ATLANTIC/WEA SALES.J.HUFF (B.SCHMIDT. Inc. WEEK WEEK CHART 29 26 27 ROAD LESS TRAVELED Lauren Alaina 25 13 IMPRINT/PROMOTION LABEL The song marks the duo’s BUSBEE (LAUREN ALAINA. 39 40 BLACK Dierks Bentley 39 3 COLUMBIA NASHVILLE R.AKINS. Lambert is the J. Kenny RCA NASHVILLE 33 29 30 YEAH BOY Kelsea Ballerini 29 7 Chesney ranks second.LAMBERT. Prometheus Global Media.W.MOSLEY (B.WARREN. 1 S.H.CHESNEY (R.SMITH.000 sold.M.DUBOIS.CANNON. LET’S LAY DOWN AND DANCE Garth Brooks 36 7 BROKEN BOW M.SIMPSON) WARNER BROS.A.URBAN (S.LAGERBERG) HIT RED/CAPITOL NASHVILLE DEBUT VANNER/RCA NASHVILLE/SMN MAY WE ALL Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw 1 22 GG GARTH BROOKS & TRISHA YEARWOOD Christmas Together 2 2 2 2 J.NIEMANN.MCGRAW (J. 2015).L. Rhiannon Giddens 14 40 38 41 IF I TOLD YOU Darius Rucker 25 15 EMI NASHVILLE R.STAPLETON.S. Vince Gill 25 RCA NASHVILLE NEW 44 TIN MAN Miranda Lambert 44 1 F.MASSE.JOYCE (T.D.TRAINOR) 19/INTERSCOPE/MERCURY 2 1 #1 MAY WE ALL Florida Georgia Line Feat.BALLERINI.C.J.WORF.BUNETTA.V.C.PAISLEY. F.LINDSEY.HENDRICKS (A.J.WORF.ROBBINS (T.H.RAELYNN) WARNER BROS.OTTO) WARNER BROS.LIDDELL.DIGIOVANNI.HENDRICKS (B.S.COPPERMAN.CROWELL) WARNER BROS.HUFF.G.ROBBINS) ATLANTIC/WEA 5 3 SONG FOR ANOTHER TIME Old Dominion 25 on Jan.NITE.T.C.WHITEHEAD.A.K.DANOFF.BEAVERS) MERCURY with 2005’s Kerosene.HUFF (B.J.LIDDELL.MCANALLY) CAPITOL NASHVILLE 16 16 SEEIN’ RED Dustin Lynch 23 43 42 42 BABY.S.J.J.STAPLETON (C. tying Carrie Underwood.TURNBULL) RED BOW 18 18 SOBER SATURDAY NIGHT Chris Young Feat.MASSEY (K.Z.KNOX (W.COBB.TENPENNY) WHEELHOUSE 24 25 25 ERIC CHURCH 0 Mr.J.LAMBERT) VANNER/RCA NASHVILLE 39 2 VALORY tracking week./WMN BUSBEE.JANSON.000 J.R. See Charts Legend on billboard.R.CHURCH.E.A. Albums are defined as current if they are less than 18 months old or older than 18 months but still residing in the Billboard 200’s top 100.PARTON.NORMAN (D.J.10. AIRPLAY & STREAMING 45 48 48 WHISKEY AND YOU Chris Stapleton 35 6 MAKE YOU MINE High Valley D.HARMON.STOVER) REVIVER 18 23 AARON LEWIS Sinner 10 No.SMYERS. COPPERMAN (R.GILBERT.J. Tim McGraw 17 10th Country Airplay No. All rights reserved.T.STAPLETON.M.COPPERMAN.E.ALDERMAN.MORRIS.GALLIMORE (C. 30 19 19 BLAKE SHELTON 0 If I’m Honest 27 which was followed by 15 15 18 80S MERCEDES Maren Morris 15 25 WARNER BROS. Songs are defined as current if they are newly-released titles.B.CARTER (C.A.S.S. LAST THIS TITLE CERTIFICATION Artist PEAK WKS.CONES (T.SWIFT) CAPITOL NASHVILLE 12 10 10 RASCAL FLATTS The Greatest Gift Of All 5 BIG MACHINE/BMLG sixth No.J. Now & Forever 1 10 Meanwhile.LIDDELL.RIMES (R.APPLEBERRY (ALICIA KEYS. Stations are electronically monitored 24 hours a day.THOMAS RHETT (THOMAS RHETT.J./WAR 19 20 ROAD LESS TRAVELED Lauren Alaina 15 19/INTERSCOPE/MERCURY 41 43 46 A LITTLE MORE LOVE Jerrod Niemann & Lee Brice 41 10 J.STAPLETON (C. 38 36 37 31 16 12 11 9 M.GALLIMORE. according to Nielsen 8 11 11 MOVE Luke Bryan 5 20 Music.D.EBACH) BMLG 3 31 MCA NASHVILLE/UMGN WANNA BE THAT SONG Brett Eldredge 4 44 CHRIS STAPLETON 2 Traveller 82 AG Lambert 12 8 4 4 27 MERCURY/UMGN R. displaced by Lambert’s new 36 35 HOLDIN’ HER Chris Janson MOVE Luke Bryan 20 35 B.MOI (M.MOI (R.HOOD. Reba DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS 0 Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King DOT/BMLG McEntire leads with 12. ON AGO WEEK WEEK PRODUCER (SONGWRITER) IMPRINT/PROMOTION LABEL POS. all of 18 17 16 KILL A WORD Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens 16 11 11 17 4 December 10 2016 J.G.GREENBERG (M. P!nk 1 18 The Weight of These B.VELTZ) 19/REPUBLIC/DOT solo album Gunslinger.CO M/ B I Z fo r co m p l e te c h a r t d a t a Data for week of 12.J.NEUMANN) CURB 23 21 BETTER MAN Little Big Town 6 CAPITOL NASHVILLE NEW 47 CIRCLES Jana Kramer 47 1 S.STENNIS) ATLANTIC/WEA 3 2 SLEEP WITHOUT YOU Brett Young 40 record-extending 29th BMLG 34 32 29 THINK A LITTLE LESS Michael Ray 29 9 (dating to the chart’s launch S.MCANALLY (D.K. COPPERMAN (S. Lambert also ties 27 22 20 20 22 M.MCANALLY. COPPERMAN (D.SCOTT.STENNIS) NASH ICON/BIG MACHINE CAPITOL NASHVILLE 1 3 8 G o to B I L L B OA R D.B. WE SHOULD BE FRIENDS Miranda Lambert 13 13 STAR OF THE SHOW Thomas Rhett 9 which shifted 7.MARTIN.MCANALLY.SLOAS. 21 16 15 A GUY WITH A GIRL Blake Shelton 15 8 16 16 16 57 S.WHITEHEAD.M.T. © 2016.BLAZY. LLC and Nielsen Music.ARCHER) RIVER HOUSE/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE 32 13 9 8 MCGRAW/BIG MACHINE 20 Country Albums.MILLER) MERCURY 21 23 40 ATLANTIC/WEA DATA COMPILED BY NEW 49 FOR HER Chris Lane 49 1 THE WEEKEND Brantley Gilbert 19 J. sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music and streaming activity data by online music sources tracked by Nielsen Music.R. 7 days a week. starting 19 18 17 17 33 SONY MUSIC/UNIVERSAL/UME D.BARY DEAN.B. 1 on Top Country 11 10 10 DIRTY LAUNDRY Carrie Underwood 10 13 Albums with 122.OSBORNE) CMA/MCA NASHVILLE 1 5 A LITTLE MORE SUMMERTIME Jason Aldean 20 MACON/BROKEN BOW Brooks and Trisha HOT SHOT 32 NO ONE Sundance Head 32 1 Yearwood’s Christmas DEBUT B.G.J.NITE.HARDING) CAPITOL NASHVILLE 2 24 HOME FREE Full Of (Even More) Cheer 2 followed by Loretta Lynn COLUMBIA 24 23 23 IF THE BOOT FITS Granger Smith 23 19 (10) and Dolly Parton G.BARD) WARNER BROS. ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen Music.A.com/biz for complete rules and explanations.COPPERMAN.CAMPBELL.A.K. Gunslinger 14 14 80S MERCEDES Maren Morris 23 went on sale in wide release .000 in the .AKINS.J.L.COMBS.S.J. VICE Miranda Lambert JENNIFER NETTLES To Celebrate Christmas most popular country songs.G.ALBERT.L./WMN most Top Country Albums 16 20 21 4 26 L. ON LAST THIS ARTIST CERTIFICATION Title WKS.ROBBINS (N. it dips 1-2.STEWART) VANNER/RCA NASHVILLE 20 19 PARACHUTE Chris Stapleton 31 MERCURY 44 44 45 HOW NOT TO Dan + Shay 44 7 D.2016 .SHAW.LINDSEY) 19/ARISTA NASHVILLE 27 11 11 PS KACEY MUSGRAVES A Very Kacey Christmas 4 MERCURY/UMGN sold. 1990).M.YOUNG (C. 25. gaining 4 percent to 46 million 30 27 26 C. 1.JANSON.GORLEY.GORLEY.S.MCANALLY.CLAWSON.C.MCANALLY (M. 1s.K. The husband-and-wife team also ranks at No. WARNER BROS. Four the