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Perfect How FIFTH HARMONY moved

on and took control of its music:

Harmony
‘We’re in a better place now’

TOP MONEY
MAKERS OF 2016
Beyoncé’s $62M
leads the pack

LAWYER OF THE
YEAR JOEL KATZ
PLUS 60 others defending
(and changing) music

July 22-28, 2017 | billboard.com

From left: Ally


Brooke Hernandez,
Lauren Jauregui,
Dinah Jane Hansen
and Normani Kordei
Fonsi (left) and
Daddy Yankee each
SERGI ALEXANDER/GETTY IMAGES

earn their first No. 1


single on the Radio
Songs chart.
Songs are defined as current if they are newly-released titles, or songs receiving widespread airplay and/or sales activity for the first time. See Charts Legend on billboard.com/biz for complete rules and explanations. © 2017, Prometheus Global Media, LLC and Nielsen Music, Inc. All rights reserved.
The week’s most popular current songs across all genres, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen Music, sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music and streaming activity data by online music sources tracked by Nielsen Music.

‘Despacito’ Becomes

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Title CERTIFICATION Artist

Position
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A Radio Songs
2

1 1 1
#1
9 WKS
Despacito Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Feat. Justin Bieber 1 25
A.TORRES,M.RENGIFO (LUIS FONSI,E.ENDER, UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATINO/RAYMOND BRAUN/
R.L.AYALA RODRIGUEZ,J.D.BIEBER,J.BOYD,MARTY JAMES) SCHOOLBOY/DEF JAM/UMLE/REPUBLIC

Record-Breaker 2 2 2 I’m The One 2 DJ Khaled Feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne
LETMESEEYOU,DJ KHALED (K.M.KHALED,J.BOYD,J.D.BIEBER,T.Q.K.MARSHALL,
C.J.BENNETT,D.CARTER,N.BALDING,D.PARK,R.BRACKINS,R.JACOBS) WE THE BEST/DEF JAM/EPIC
1 10

A
3 4 3 That’s What I Like 3 Bruno Mars 1 25
S “DESPACITO” LEADS Mainstream Top 40 airplay chart. SHAMPOO PRESS & CURL,STEREOTYPES (BRUNO MARS,P.M.LAWRENCE II,
C.B.BROWN,J.E.FAUNTLEROY II,J.YIP,R.ROMULUS,J.REEVES,R.C.MCCULLOUGH II) ATLANTIC
the Billboard Hot 100 “I first noticed it on Shazam many
(dated July 22) for a ninth months ago, as it was No. 1 in several 4 3 4
AG Wild Thoughts DJ Khaled Feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller 3 3
DJ KHALED,NASTY BEAT MAKERS (J.A.BRATHWAITE,K.M.KHALED,
week, the Luis Fonsi- international territories,” says R.FENTY,B.TILLER,J.DUPLESSIS,W.JEAN,D.MCRAE,H.MOORE,C.SANTANA) WESTBURY ROAD/WE THE BEST/EPIC

Daddy Yankee hit (featuring Justin WBBM-FM (B96) Chicago assistant


Bieber) makes history on the Radio program director/music director Erik 5 5 5 Shape Of You 4 Ed Sheeran 1 26
STEVE MAC,E.SHEERAN (E.C.SHEERAN,J.MCDAID,
S.MCCUTCHEON,K.BURRUSS,T.COTTLE,K.BRIGGS) ATLANTIC
Songs chart. It rises 2-1 on the latter Bradley. “I thought the original was
list, up 5 percent to 149 million in excellent but would be a super-tough Humble. Kendrick Lamar
6 7 6 1 14
all-format airplay audience in the putt for pop radio in the States. Once MIKE WILL MADE-IT (K.L.DUCKWORTH,M.L.WILLIAMS) TOP DAWG/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE

week ending July 9, according to Justin jumped in, it became [more]


Nielsen Music, becoming the first palatable. Yes, we initially would’ve 11 6 7 Believer Imagine Dragons 6 22
MATTMAN & ROBIN (D.REYNOLDS,W.SERMON,B.MCKEE,
predominantly Spanish-language preferred an English version, but it D.PLATZMAN,R.FREDRIKSSON,M.LARSSON,J.D.TRANTER) KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE

song (or any song not sung primarily wasn’t necessary because of how
13 12 8 Body Like A Back Road 2 Sam Hunt 6 23
in English) to reign, dating to the immediately the song connected.” Z.CROWELL (S.HUNT,Z.CROWELL,J.OSBORNE,S.MCANALLY) MCA NASHVILLE/CAPITOL

chart’s 1990 inception. On the remix, Says KMVQ (99.7 Now) San
which was released April 17, Bieber Francisco assistant PD/music 8 8 9 Congratulations Post Malone Feat. Quavo 8 28
SALES, AIRPLAY & STREAMING

FRANK DUKES,METRO BOOMIN (A.POST,L.BELL,


sings just the first 40 seconds of the director “Jazzy” Jim Archer of the A.FEENY,T.Q.K.MARSHALL,L.T.WAYNE,C.A.ROSENR) REPUBLIC

four-minute track in English. new Radio Songs No. 1, “I would’ve


DATA COMPILED BY

“Despacito” also ascends 2-1 to been more surprised if it didn’t go 16 13 10 Unforgettable ¡ French Montana Feat. Swae Lee 10 13
MIKE WILL MADE-IT,C.P. DUBB,JAEGEN,M.R.SUTPHIN (K.KHARBOUCH,
K.U.BROWN,M.L.WILLIAMS,C.WASHINGTON,A.J.SINGH,M.R.SUTPHIN) EAR DRUMNER/COKE BOYS/BAD BOY/INTERSCOPE/EPIC
earn the same distinction on the all the way.” —GARY TRUST

J U LY 2 2 , 2 0 1 7 | W W W. B I L L B OA R D . C O M 3
Billboard Hot 100

PORTUGAL. THE MAN: DESIREE NAVARRO/WIREIMAGE. THE CHAINSMOKERS:


Position
Title CERTIFICATION Artist

AP IMAGES. PUTH: ACE PICTURE/REX SHUTTERSTOCK/ZUMA PRESS. MINAJ:


Weeks

Weeks
Week

Week

DEBRA L. ROTHENBERG/FILMMAGIC. MONTANA: MATT SAYLES/INVISION/


Chart
Peak
Ago
81

Last

This

On
PRODUCER (SONGWRITER) IMPRINT/PROMOTION LABEL

2
18 20 21 It Ain’t Me ¡ Kygo x Selena Gomez 10 21
KYGO,ANDREW WATT (KYGO,A.WOTMAN,B.LEE,A.TAMPOSI,S.GOMEZ) ULTRA/RCA/INTERSCOPE

NATHANIEL S. BUTLER/2017 NBAE/GETTY IMAGES.


24 21 22 Slow Hands Niall Horan 21 10
J.BUNETTA (A.IZQUIERDO,J.RYAN,J.BUNETTA,N.HORAN,R.CUNNINGHAM,T.JESSO, JR.) NEON HAZE/CAPITOL

P O RT U GA L .
THE MAN 23 22 23 Castle On The Hill ¡ Ed Sheeran 6 26
BENNY BLANCO,E.SHEERAN (E.C.SHEERAN,B.J.LEVIN) ATLANTIC
Feel It Still

30 26 24
Location 2 Khalid
16 26
SYKSENSE,SMASH DAVID,BIGGIE,TUNJI IGE (K.ROBINSON,
J.SCRUGGS,S.D.JIMINEZ,B.KURTI,O.IGE,A.GONZALEZ) RIGHT HAND/RCA

20 24 25
Bad Liar Selena Gomez
20 8
I.KIRKPATRICK (J.D.TRANTER,J.MICHAELS,I.KIRKPATRICK,
D.BYRNE,S.GOMEZ,C.FRANTZ,T.WEYMOUTH) INTERSCOPE

51 57 26
Feels Calvin Harris Feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean
26 3
CALVIN HARRIS (CALVIN HARRIS,P.L.WILLIAMS,
B.T.HAZZARD,KATY PERRY,S.M.ANDERSON) FLY EYE/COLUMBIA

28 27 27
2U David Guetta Feat. Justin Bieber
16 4
D.GUETTA,G.H.TUINFORT (D.GUETTA,J.D.BIEBER, WHAT A MUSIC/PARLOPHONE/SCHOOLBOY/
J.BOYD,G.H.TUINFORT,D.TUPARIA) RAYMOND BRAUN/ATLANTIC/DEF JAM

34 33 28
Strip That Down Liam Payne Feat. Quavo
28 7
STEVE MAC (L.PAYNE,S.MCCUTCHEON,E.C.SHEERAN,T.Q.K.MARSHALL,O.R.BURRELL,R.DUCENT,
S.PIZZONIA,B.THOMPSON,S.ALLEN,H.R.BROWN,M.DICKERSON,L.L.JORDAN,C.W.MILLER,L.OSKAR) HAMPTON/REPUBLIC

Songs are defined as current if they are newly-released titles, or songs receiving widespread airplay and/or sales activity for the first time. See Charts Legend on billboard.com/biz for complete rules and explanations. © 2017, Prometheus Global Media, LLC and Nielsen Music, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Portland, Ore.-
35 31 29
Slippery 0 Migos Feat. Gucci Mane
29 15
by-way-of-Alaska DE-KO,OG PARKER (T.Q.K.MARSHALL,K.CEPHUS,
K.K.BALL,G.DECOUTO,J.PARKER,R.DAVIS) QUALITY CONTROL/300
band also landed its
first chart-topper on
Alternative Songs. 29 30 30 Magnolia Playboi Carti 29 10
PIERRE BOURNE (J.CARTER,J.JENKS) AWGE/INTERSCOPE

Portugal. The Man released its debut been near [the Hot 100]. It’s cool it connects 22 25 31 Malibu Miley Cyrus 10 9
O.YOEL (M.CYRUS,O.YOEL) RCA
album in 2006. Why do you think “Feel It with so many people. We just came here to

The week’s most popular current songs across all genres, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen Music, sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music and streaming activity data by online music sources tracked by Nielsen Music.
Still” is its first hit on the Billboard Hot 100? fuck shit up. That’s why we started to play 49 55 32 SG Slide 0 Calvin Harris Feat. Frank Ocean & Migos 25 19
CALVIN HARRIS (CALVIN HARRIS,
FRANK OCEAN,T.Q.K.MARSHALL,K.CEPHUS) FLY EYE/COLUMBIA
JOHN GOURLEY Anytime you borrow — music — get in a van, go play and have a
or, should I say, buy — the melody from good time. 27 29 33
Rolex Ayo & Teo
20 21
BL$$D,BACKPACK MILLER (J.MILLER,T.SHARRIEFF,
[The Marvelettes’] “Please Mr. Postman,”
P.ALEXANDER,A.BOWLES,M.BOWLES) COLUMBIA

I feel like it should work. Usually our The band is now selling shirts that say “I 26 28 34
iSpy 2 KYLE Feat. Lil Yachty
4 28
J.PORTILLO,LEGE KALE (K.HARVEY,LIL YACHTY,
compositions are very full, and we’ll pile in liked Portugal. The Man before they sold J.HOWZE,J.PORTILLO,LEGE KALE) INDIE-POP/QUALITY CONTROL/MOTOWN/CAPITOL/ATLANTIC

everything we can. [This song] came about out.” Do you think you’ve sold out? 37 37 35 Everyday We Lit YFN Lucci Feat. PnB Rock 35 13
J.JAMES (J.JAMES,R.L.BENNETT,R.H.ALLEN) THINK IT’S A GAME/WARNER BROS.
naturally, just a bass and a vocal. We’re just nerds that play music. Because
we get played on the radio and have a 33 34 36
Closer 7 The Chainsmokers Feat. Halsey 1 49
THE CHAINSMOKERS,S.C.FRANK,LOUIS THE CHILD (A.TAGGART,
How did you hear that the song cracked Vitaminwater ad with Aaron Paul dancing S.C.FRANK,F.KENNETT,A.FRANGIPANE,I.SLADE,J.KING) DISRUPTOR/COLUMBIA

the Hot 100? on a treadmill, people are going to say we In Case You Didn’t Know ¡ Brett Young
32 32 37 19 22
I saw it on Twitter. If I’m being honest, I had sold out. I don’t write music for that. I write D.HUFF (B.YOUNG,T.REEVE,K.SCHLIENGER,T.TOMLINSON) BMLG

no idea what it meant, because we’ve never music for me. —LYNDSEY HAVENS Bad And Boujee 4 Migos Feat. Lil Uzi Vert
38 35 38 METRO BOOMIN,G KOOP (K.CEPHUS, 1 34
T.Q.K.MARSHALL,L.T.WAYNE,R.MANDELL) QUALITY CONTROL/300

53 44 39
Craving You Thomas Rhett Feat. Maren Morris
39 14
J.BUNETTA,D.HUFF,JOE LONDON,
THOMAS RHETT (D.M.BARNES,J.BUNETTA) VALORY
On Chart

24K Magic 3
Position

Title CERTIFICATION Artist Bruno Mars


Weeks

Weeks
Week

Week

40 40 40 4 39
Peak
Ago

Last

This

PRODUCER (SONGWRITER) IMPRINT/PROMOTION LABEL SHAMPOO PRESS & CURL (BRUNO MARS,P.M.LAWRENCE II,C.B.BROWN) ATLANTIC
2

10 11 11
Stay ¡ Zedd & Alessia Cara
7 19 41 39 41 Drowning 0 A Boogie Wit da Hoodie Feat. Kodak Black 39 14
ZEDD,L.WIKLUND (A.ZASLAVSKI,A.CARACCIOLO, J.SWEET (D.OCTAVE,J.SWEET) HIGHBRIDGE THE LABEL/ATLANTIC
J.PARMENIUS,L.WIKLUND,S.AARONS,A.FROEN) DEF JAM/INTERSCOPE

7 9 12 Mask Off 2 Future 5 20 36 41 42 DNA. Kendrick Lamar 4 12


METRO BOOMIN (N.D.WILBURN,L.T.WAYNE) A-1/FREEBANDZ/EPIC MIKE WILL MADE-IT (K.L.DUCKWORTH,M.L.WILLIAMS) TOP DAWG/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE

9 10 13
Something Just Like This ¡ The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
3 20 56 45 43 My Girl 0 Dylan Scott 43 11
THE CHAINSMOKERS (A.TAGGART,C.A.J.MARTIN, M.ALDERMAN,J.E.NORMAN (D.SCOTT,J.KERR) CURB
G.R.BERRYMAN,J.M.BUCKLAND,W.CHAMPION) DISRUPTOR/COLUMBIA

THE Swalla Jason Derulo Feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign
C H A I N S M O K E RS 19 18 14 There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back Shawn Mendes 14 11 31 38 44 29 16
13
J.T.GEIGER II (S.MENDES,T.GEIGER,S.HARRIS,G.WARBURTON) ISLAND/REPUBLIC R.REED (J.DESROULEAUX,E.FREDERIC,J.K.HINDLIN,
G.LEWIS,O.T.MARAJ,T.W.GRIFFIN JR,R.DIGGS,R.JONES) BELUGA HEIGHTS/WARNER BROS.
& CO L D P L AY
Something Just DG Attention The Fighter Keith Urban Feat. Carrie Underwood
25 23 15 Charlie Puth 15 11 50 47 45 38 22
Like This C.PUTH (C.PUTH,J.K.HINDLIN) OTTO/ATLANTIC BUSBEE,K.URBAN (K.URBAN,BUSBEE) HIT RED/CAPITOL NASHVILLE

The Chainsmokers depart 14 14 16 Redbone ¡ Childish Gambino 14 31 43 43 46 Hurricane ¡ Luke Combs 31 21


D.GLOVER (D.GLOVER,L.GORANSSON) MCDJ/GLASSNOTE S.MOFFATT (L.COMBS,T.PHILLIPS,T.ARCHER) RIVER HOUSE/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE
the Hot 100 top 10 after 61
consecutive weeks. Their streak
12 15 17 XO TOUR Llif3 2 Lil Uzi Vert 7 15 39 42 47
Goosebumps 2 Travis Scott
32 34
is second only to Katy Perry’s CARDO ON THE BEAT,CUBEATZ,YEX (TRAVIS SCOTT,K.L.DUCKWORTH,
TM88,J.W.LUCAS (S.WOODS) GENERATION NOW/ATLANTIC R.LATOUR,T.GOMRINGER,K.GOMRINGER,D.JACKSON) GRAND HUSTLE/EPIC
69-week run in 2010 and 2011.

21 19 18
Now Or Never 0 Halsey
18 13 47 49 48
T-Shirt 0 Migos
19 25
BENNY BLANCO,CASHMERE CAT,HAPPY PEREZ (A.FRANGIPANE, NARD,B.RACKLEY,XL (T.Q.K.MARSHALL,
B.T.HAZZARD,B.J.LEVIN,N.PEREZ,M.A.HOIBERG) ASTRALWERKS/CAPITOL K.CEPHUS,K.K.BALL,J.B.ROSSER,B.RACKLEY) QUALITY CONTROL/300
SALES, AIRPLAY & STREAMING

15 16 19
Issues ¡ Julia Michaels
11 24 52 48 49 First Day Out Tee Grizzley 48 14
DATA COMPILED BY

STARGATE,BENNY BLANCO (J.MICHAELS, HELLUVA (T.WALLACE,M.MC.RAFEAL) 300


J.D.TRANTER,B.J.LEVIN,T.E.HERMANSEN,M.S.ERIKSEN) REPUBLIC

17 17 20 Say You Won’t Let Go 2 James Arthur 11 37 57 46 50


The Cure Lady Gaga
39 12
A.BEITZKE,B.SPENCE (J.A.ARTHUR,S.SOLOMON,N.ORMANDY) COLUMBIA DETROIT CITY,N. MONSON,LADY GAGA (S.G.GERMANOTTA,
L.NELSON,N. MONSON,M.NILAN, JR.,P.E.BLAIR) STREAMLINE/INTERSCOPE

4 B I L L B OA R D | J U LY 2 2 , 2 0 1 7
DATA FO R W E E K O F 07. 2 2 . 2 0 1 7

Position
Title CERTIFICATION Artist
Weeks

Weeks
Week

Week

Chart
Peak
10
Ago

Last

This

“Unforgettable” rises 13-10 on the

On
PRODUCER (SONGWRITER) IMPRINT/PROMOTION LABEL
2

Passionfruit Drake Billboard Hot 100. The track marks


48 52 51 8 16
N.ROUGES (A.GRAHAM,N.ROGUES) YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC French Montana’s second top 10
following his feature on Chris
46 53 52 God, Your Mama, And Me ¡ Florida Georgia Line Feat. Backstreet Boys 46 15
J.MOI (J.KEAR,H.LINDSEY,G.SAMPSON) BMLG Brown’s No. 9-peaking “Loyal” in
FRENCH 2014. Swae Lee reaches the top 10
54 50 53
Crying In The Club Camila Cabello
47 7 M O N TA N A
BENNY BLANCO,CASHMERE CAT,HAPPY PEREZ (S.K.I.FURLER,B.J.LEVIN, in his first solo visit; he previously
K.C.CABELLO,M.A.HOIBERG,N.PEREZ,D.FRANK,S.A.KIPNER,P.SHEYNE) SYCO/EPIC F E AT.
S WA E L E E reached the tier in 2016 with
Signs Drake
- 36 54 N.SHEBIB (A.GRAHAM,N.J.SHEBIB, 36 2 Unforgettable Rae Sremmurd on the seven-week
D.CHIN-QUEE,J.L.WILLIAMS,A.REID) YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC
No. 1 “Black Beatles” (featuring
Tunnel Vision 2 Kodak Black
44 51 55 METRO BOOMIN,J.LUELLEN,CUBEATZ (D.OCTAVE, 6 20 Gucci Mane). “Unforgettable”
L.T.WAYNE,J.H.LUELLEN,K.GOMRINGER,T.GOMRINGER) DOLLAZ N DEALZ/ATLANTIC
bullets at No. 9 on the Streaming
- 78 56
Versace On The Floor 0 Bruno Mars 56 4 Songs tally (25.9 million U.S.
SHAMPOO PRESS & CURL (BRUNO MARS,
P.M.LAWRENCE II,C.B.BROWN,J.E.FAUNTLEROY II) ATLANTIC
streams, up 4 percent, according
59 56 57
Every Time I Hear That Song Blake Shelton
56 9 to Nielsen Music) and at No. 19
S.HENDRICKS (A.MAYO,C.LINDSEY,
on Radio Songs (57 million in
B.WARREN,B.D.WARREN) WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE/WMN

64 61 58
Drinkin’ Problem Midland
58 9 audience, up 12 percent). —G.T.
S.MCANALLY,D.HUFF,J.OSBORNE (J.CARSON,
C.DUDDY,M.WYSTRACH,S.MCANALLY,J.OSBORNE) BIG MACHINE
Songs are defined as current if they are newly-released titles, or songs receiving widespread airplay and/or sales activity for the first time. See Charts Legend on billboard.com/biz for complete rules and explanations. © 2017, Prometheus Global Media, LLC and Nielsen Music, Inc. All rights reserved.

85 54 59
Thunder Imagine Dragons
54 10
ALEX DA KID,J.DEZUZIO (D.REYNOLDS,W.SERMON,
B.MCKEE,D.PLATZMAN,A.GRANT,J.DEZUZIO) KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE

Small Town Boy

Position
Dustin Lynch Title CERTIFICATION Artist
Weeks

Weeks
Week

Week

75 65 60 60 5

Chart
Peak
Ago

Last

This

On
Z.CROWELL (R.AKINS,B.HAYSLIP,K.FISHMAN) BROKEN BOW PRODUCER (SONGWRITER) IMPRINT/PROMOTION LABEL
2

63 66 61
Felices Los 4 Maluma
61 8
Feel It Still Portugal. The Man
KEVIN ADG,CHAN “EL GENIO” (J.L.LONDONO ARIAS,S.M.PRIMERA MUSSETT, 89 84 81 J.HILL,A.TACCONE (PORTUGAL. THE MAN,A.TACCONE, 81 3
M.CACERES,K.M.JIMENEZ LONDONO,B.SNAIDER LEZCANO CHAVERRA,S.ROJAS) SONY MUSIC LATIN J.HILL,R. BATEMAN,F. GORMAN,B.HOLLAND) ATLANTIC
The week’s most popular current songs across all genres, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen Music, sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music and streaming activity data by online music sources tracked by Nielsen Music.

93 72 62 Do I Make You Wanna Billy Currington 62 4 77 82 82


No Promises Cheat Codes Feat. Demi Lovato
74 8
D.HUFF (A.GORLEY,Z.CROWELL,M.JENKINS,J.FLOWERS) MERCURY NASHVILLE T.E.DAHL,LAUV,J.FOOTE (A.LEFF,
T.E.DAHL,J.FOOTE,E.BLOCK,D.LOVATO) 300

58 63 63
It’s A Vibe 2 Chainz Feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz & Jhene Aiko
58 4 Somebody Else Will Justin Moore
MURDA BEATZ,G KOOP (T.EPPS,T.W.GRIFFIN JR,T.A.NEVERSON, 92 85 83 83 5
J.A.E. CHILOMBO,S.L.LINDSTROM,R.MANDELL) THE REAL UNIVERSITY/DEF JAM S.BORCHETTA,J.S.STOVER (K.ARCHER,A.HAMBRICK,T.OTTOH) VALORY

1-800-273-8255 Logic Feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid Escapate Conmigo Wisin Feat. Ozuna CHARLIE
15
68 64 64 47 10 96 96 84 WISIN (J.L.MORERA LUNA,V.R.TORRES BETANCOURT,C.LINARES, 84 4
LOGIC,6IX (SIR R.B.HALL II,A.IVATURY,A.CARACCIOLO,K.ROBINSON) VISIONARY/DEF JAM
M.A.RAMIREZ CARRASQUILLO,J.C.OZUNA ROSADO) WK/SONY MUSIC LATIN PUTH
Attention
55 59 65
4 AM 2 Chainz Feat. Travis Scott
55 5 Bodak Yellow Cardi B
MURDA BEATZ,CUBEATZ (T.EPPS,S.L.LINDSTROM, NEW 85 85 1
T.GOMRINGER,K.GOMRINGER,TRAVIS SCOTT) THE REAL UNIVERSITY/DEF JAM NOT LISTED (NOT LISTED) THE KSR GROUP/ATLANTIC

Puth’s fourth top 15 Hot 100 hit


66 62 66 Privacy Chris Brown 62 10 79 86 86 Down Fifth Harmony Feat. Gucci Mane 42 5 rockets 21-2 (69,000 sold, up
D.A. DOMAN (C.M.BROWN,D.L.DOMAN,J.STEWART) RCA AMMO,DALLAS K (J.COLEMAN,D.KOEHLKE,C.DEMOREST,R.DAVIS) SYCO/EPIC
149 percent) on Digital Song
Sales, sparked by a 69-cent
73 69 67 Flatliner Cole Swindell 67 11 NEW 87 Who Dat Boy Tyler, The Creator 87 1 iTunes Store sale price.
M.CARTER (C.SWINDELL,M.BRONLEEWE,J.BOYER) WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE/WMN TYLER, THE CREATOR (T.OKONMA,R.A.MAYERS) ODD FUTURE/COLUMBIA

67 70 68 You Look Good Lady Antebellum 59 13 84 90 88


Swish Swish Katy Perry Feat. Nicki Minaj
46 7
BUSBEE (H.LINDSEY,R.HURD,BUSBEE) CAPITOL NASHVILLE DUKE DUMONT (KATY PERRY,DUKE DUMONT,S.T.HUDSON,
B.T.HAZZARD,P.J.M.SLEDGE,O.T.MARAJ,R.CLARK) CAPITOL

62 67 69
Love. Kendrick Lamar Feat. Zacari
18 12 Heartache On The Dance Floor Jon Pardi
T.WALTON,SOUNWAVE,G.KURSTIN,TOPDAWG (K.L.DUCKWORTH, NEW 89 89 1
Z.PACALDO,T.WALTON,M.SPEARS,G.KEELOR,A.TIFFITH) TOP DAWG/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE B.BUTLER,J.PARDI (J.PARDI,B.BUTLER,B.LONG) CAPITOL NASHVILLE

HOT SHOT 70
Mi Gente J Balvin & Willy William 70 1 72 79 90
Portland Drake Feat. Quavo & Travis Scott
9 16
DEBUT W.WILLIAM (J.A.OSORIO BALVIN,A.D.RESTREPO ECHAVARRIA,
W.WILLIAM,A.ADAM,M.NZASI MOUPONDO) SCORPIO/UMLE
MURDA BEATZ,CUBEATZ (A.GRAHAM,T.Q.K.MARSHALL,
TRAVIS SCOTT,S.L.LINDSTROM,T.GOMRINGER,K.GOMRINGER) YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC

81 74 71
Love Galore SZA Feat. Travis Scott
70 4
Reminder The Weeknd
THANKGOD4CODY,C.LANG (C.FAYNE,S.ROWE, 87 93 91 DOC MCKINNEY,CIRKUT,MANO (A.TESFAYE,E.NICKERSON, 31 9
C.LANG,TRAVIS SCOTT,T.HENDERSON) TOP DAWG/RCA M.MCKINNEY,D.WIGGINS,H.R.WALTER,J.QUENNEVILLE) XO/REPUBLIC

69 60 72
Loyalty. Kendrick Lamar Feat. Rihanna
14 12
Most Girls Hailee Steinfeld
DJ DAHI,SOUNWAVE,T.MARTIN,TOPDAWG (K.L.DUCKWORTH, 91 95 92 R.B.TEDDER,Z.SKELTON,T.SOMMERS (T.SOMMERS,J.DUSSOLLIET, 75 7
D.NATCHE,M.SPEARS,T.MARTIN,A.TIFFITH) TOP DAWG/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE A.WHITEACRE,R.B.TEDDER,Z.SKELTON,H.STEINFELD) REPUBLIC
YO G O T T I
Sign Of The Times 0 Harry Styles
42 58 73 J.BHASKER,A.SALIBIAN,T.JOHNSON (H.STYLES,J.BHASKER,
M.ROWLAND,R.NASCI,A.SALIBIAN,T.JOHNSON) ERSKINE/COLUMBIA
4 13 95 87 93 Butterfly Effect
MURDA BEATZ,F.LEONE (TRAVIS SCOTT,S.L.LINDSTROM)
Travis Scott
GRAND HUSTLE/EPIC
81 6
78 F E AT. N I C K I
MINAJ
Rake It Up
80 77 74 No Such Thing As A Broken Heart Old Dominion 74 6 94
El Amante Nicky Jam
93 10
S.MCANALLY (M.RAMSEY,T. ROSEN,B.TURSI,J.FRASURE) RCA NASHVILLE
RE-ENTRY SAGA WHITEBLACK (N.RIVERA CAMINERO,
J.D.MEDINA VELEZ,SAGA WHITEBLACK) LA INDUSTRIA/SONY MUSIC LATIN
Minaj adds her 79th Hot 100

82 76 75 Yours If You Want It Rascal Flatts 75 7 86 92 95 Losin Control 0 Russ 62 19


entry, extending her record
J.DEMARCUS,G.LEVOX,J.D.ROONEY (A.DORFF,J.SINGLETON) BIG MACHINE RUSS (RUSS) DIEMON/RUSS MY WAY/COLUMBIA for the most among female
artists. The track debuts with

RE-ENTRY 76 Rollin Calvin Harris Feat. Future & Khalid 62 3 - 89 96 Element. Kendrick Lamar 16 9
6.1 million U.S. streams.
CALVIN HARRIS (CALVIN HARRIS,N.D.WILBURN,K.ROBINSON) FLY EYE/COLUMBIA SOUNWAVE (K.L.DUCKWORTH,D.NATCHE,M.SPEARS) TOP DAWG/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE

- 71 77 No Complaints Metro Boomin Feat. Offset & Drake 71 2 99 100 97 It Ain’t My Fault Brothers Osborne 97 4
METRO BOOMIN (L.T.WAYNE,K.CEPHUS,A.GRAHAM) BOOMINATI/REPUBLIC J.JOYCE (J. OSBORNE,T.J. OSBORNE,L.T.MILLER) EMI NASHVILLE

NEW 78 Rake It Up Yo Gotti Feat. Nicki Minaj 78 1 - 94 98 Crew GoldLink Feat. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy 94 2
NOT LISTED (NOT LISTED) COCAINE MUZIK/EPIC T.WALTON (D.CARLOS,T.WALTON,C.WOOD,M.KING) SQUAAASH CLUB/RCA
SALES, AIRPLAY & STREAMING

90 81 79 What Ifs Kane Brown Feat. Lauren Alaina 79 4 NEW 99 Extra Luv Future Feat. YG 99 1
DATA COMPILED BY

D.HUFF (K.BROWN,M.MCGINN,J.M.SCHMIDT) ZONE 4/RCA NASHVILLE NOT LISTED (NOT LISTED) A-1/FREEBANDZ/EPIC

74 75 80 Weak 0 AJR 73 9 65 80 100 How Not To Dan + Shay 57 14


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FEATU RES B IL L B OAR D HOT 10 0 journey to Wonderful


36 ‘The Fans Are Our Fifth 3 “Despacito” becomes the Wonderful and facing
Member’ They may be down first Spanish-language No. 1 fears of a legacy not yet
one sister since Camila on the Radio Songs chart. determined.
Cabello’s messy exit from 32 How Asian “smog
the group in December, but T OP L INE couture” and two self-
the women of Fifth Harmony 11 As Spotify grows the conscious rappers gave
are counting their blessings: industry’s revenues, artists rise to fashion’s hottest
a saucy new hit (“Down”), and their record labels trend: masks.
an upcoming album (hello, are scrambling to find
Skrillex) and control over the best way to push their B A C K S T A GE PA S S
their career(s). But are the tunes to the top of the 51 The 12 best institutions
Harmonizers ready for a streaming charts. producing the music
revamped 5H? 12 A look at SoundScan’s industry’s next generation
44 Money Makers Mega-tours midyear numbers. of entertainment litigators.
still brought in the big bucks 57 Joel Katz heads the list
(the Beyhive definitely 7 DAYS ON T HE S C E NE of Billboard’s top lawyers
got in formation), but it 20 Premios Juventud, Global of 2017.
was streaming that fueled Citizen Festival Hamburg
financial gains across the CHARTS
Brandon Flowers board for Billboard’s 50 top- T HE B E AT 92 Thirty-five years ago, Jennifer
photographed June 13
at the Soho Grand
earning acts of 2016. 25 The Killers’ Brandon Flowers Holliday’s “And I Am Telling
Hotel in New York. reflects on a tumultuous You I’m Not Going” hit No. 1.

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As artists and their record labels try to muscle their way to the top of the streaming charts,
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I
T WASN’T EASY WORKING consideration, with the goal of that vie for several hundred choice
Post Malone’s 2016 single, “supporting every release that comes spots on the most popular of Spotify’s
THE OVER UNDER
“Congratulations,” up Spotify’s out,” says Nick Holmstén, Spotify’s 4,500 owned playlists.
charts. Despite its placement on vp content and global head of shows Internally, labels also have been
playlists including Universal Music and editorial. Though he says there’s battling over who should be doing
Group’s Hip Hop Hits, Spotify’s Fresh no perfect way to make that happen, the promotion in the first place, after
& Chill and user-generated NEW Spotify wants to improve its ability to years of tasking digital sales teams to
SH*T, the song “wasn’t performing surface potential hits much earlier, place music on streaming services.
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in a traditional sense,” says UMG’s to help crack what its executives call “The sales guys are letting Spotify Sony Music Entertainment
senior vp global streaming marketing “the bandwidth problem.” dictate what’s on playlists,” one radio chief Rob Stringer brokers a new
Jay Frank, even though data noticed “It’s maybe the most important promotion executive tells Billboard. long-term licensing deal
with Spotify, the second major 
by Republic Records president Avery thing for us to solve right now,” “Nobody is pushing Spotify to say,
label to do so this year.
Lipman showed it was “hitting says Holmstén. ‘We have a marketing plan. This is
home with a core audience.” Only As Spotify amasses subscribers the song we’re working.’ ”
after weeks of bringing the data to and drives revenue, it is facing an Labels complain that they’re also
the attention of an awkward problem for an competing with music — typically
array of Spotify staffers
did the UMG team
convince the streaming
4,500
Editorially owned and
orderly, data-driven tech
company: how to cope
with the onslaught of
mood music or cover songs — that
Spotify can license at much cheaper
prices from little-known producers Music publicist Rob Goldstone
operated playlists Spotify is revealed to have set up the
service to help push label reps, managers and and put on its playlists to reduce
maintains on its platform June 2016 meeting of a Russian
“Congratulations” into promoters trying to work content costs. Spotify says it doesn’t
lawyer and Donald Trump Jr.
its top 10. “We worked together to their songs up Spotify’s charts by any own any of those recordings, but
have a plan,” says Frank. means necessary. While labels and some label executives fear the
While Republic pulled out all artists are comfortable competing company could increase its use of
the stops to get the song streamed for far fewer slots on terrestrial radio cheap tunes on playlists, which would
532 million times to date, according — with each FM format adding only further crowd out their artists.
to Nielsen Music, Spotify has a handful of new tracks each week — “I tell my boss I feel like I was
Charlie Puth (left) and Wiz Khalifa’s
been scrambling to launch an Spotify’s system is presenting labels given sticks and rocks in the desert Furious 7 ballad, “See You Again,”
official channel for labels and with new competitive challenges as and I’m trying to build a mansion,” dethrones PSY’s “Gangnam Style”
artists to submit music for playlist it digests thousands of songs a day says Maxwell Adepoju, associate as YouTube’s most-watched clip.

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NIELSEN MIDYEAR REPORT

MARKET WATCH
director of editorial and programming at
RCA Records, who has worked with SZA and Sheeran, Lamar A NATIONAL MUSIC SALES REPORT

Lead The Way


Bryson Tiller. “It’s like the California Gold YEAR-TO-DATE
Rush, and we’re all trying to figure it out at Overall Consumption Units
the same time.” 2016 2017 CHANGE

Without a clear road map, several labels Streaming — surprise! — is the big Album Sales 100,267,000 81,967,000 -18.3%
have begun enlisting at least five traditionally story, putting the industry on pace Digital Tracks 404,294,000 307,134,000 -24.0%
siloed departments — digital, radio, sales, for a mark not reached since 2006 Total Streams 208.7B 284.7B +36.4%
marketing and data — to bombard Spotify’s Album w/TEA* 140,696,000 112,680,000 -19.9%
150 programmers across the globe. BY ED CHRISTMAN Total Consumption 279,800,200 302,400,000 +8.1%
Holmstén says he hopes Spotify’s new *Includes track-equivalent album (TEA) sales, with 10 track downloads equivalent to one
system, aimed for rollout later in 2017, will The streaming juggernaut continued unabated in the
album sale.

offer automatic playlist feedback to artists United States during the first half of 2017. From Dec. 30,
Sales By Album Format
while helping programmers scan for worthy 2016, through June 29, 2017, combined on-demand audio
2016 2017 CHANGE
and video streams grew 36.4 percent to 284.7 billion over
songs under their radar. “We’re going to
the same period in 2016, according to Nielsen Music. While Physical 56,473,000 46,858,000 -17.0%
find a way to test these tracks on more album sales kept declining (down 19.9 percent), overall Digital 43,759,000 35,057,000 -19.9%
users,” he says. album consumption units rose 8.1 percent to 302.4 million.
CD 50,005,000 40,324,000 -19.4%
The three majors have drawn up different This means that if the consumption unit count stays
battle plans to woo playlisters. One radio on course, by year’s end it could reach well over Vinyl 6,229,000 6,353,000 +2.0%
600 million units, the first time equivalent album units
promotion executive from a Sony label says
have passed that mark since 2006. On-Demand Streams By Format
that while streaming isn’t technically within At midyear, Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN., with 1.77 million
his responsibilities, that hasn’t stopped him
2016 2017 CHANGE
equivalent album units, was the top title, closely followed
from calling up the ex-radio execs he knows by Ed Sheeran’s ÷ with 1.75 million. Sheeran’s
Audio 113.6B 184.4B +62.4%

at Spotify to work records. At UMG, “it’s “Shape of You” was the top streamed song Video 95.2B 100.4B +5.4%
with 689.8 million combined audio and video
more about the right person than the right Audio Consumption 216,300,000 235,500,000 +8.9%
on-demand streams. It also ranked at No. 1 in
department,” says Frank. video and audio streams individually.
Total Album Consumption By Genre
Sheeran’s ÷ was the top-selling
“It’s like the California album with 743,000 copies sold, while
DAMN., at 475,000, was the top-selling
Jazz
1.0%
Unassigned
14.0%

Gold Rush.” digital album. The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s


Lonely Hearts Club Band was the top-
Children’s
1.4%
Dance/
Electronic
3.9%
—Maxwell Adepoju, RCA selling vinyl album with 39,000 units. Christian/
Gospel R&B/Hip-Hop
The biggest sales decline occurred 2.5% 24.8%
Then there’s the question of which in digital songs: down 24 percent to Others
4.5% Rock
playlists to attack. While Sony has its own 307.1 million. “Shape of You” was
Latin 21.4%
the most downloaded (2.2 million),
playlist (Filtr), UMG invested in Frank’s 5.7% Pop
while four other tracks topped 12.9%
Digster, and Warner Music Group owns Sheeran
1 million in sales. In 2016, 16 songs
Country
7.8%
Topsify, they all lack the power of Spotify’s. hit the million mark, led by Flo Rida’s For the tracking period from Dec. 30, 2016, through June 29, 2017.

Independent radio promoter Dale


Figures are rounded.
“My House.”
Connone, founder/CEO of in2une Music,
helps labels and artists like Vérité land their Albums By Consumption (Year To Date) Songs By On-Demand Streams (Year To Date)
songs on playlists made by influential users, ARTIST ALBUM UNITS ARTIST SONG UNITS

which can get Spotify’s playlisters’ attention. 1 Kendrick Lamar DAMN. 1.77M 1 Ed Sheeran Shape of You 690M
“A lot of new artists come to us and want 2 Ed Sheeran ÷ 1.75M 2 Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert Bad and Boujee 648M
to be on Today’s Top Hits or Pop Rising, 3 Drake More Life 1.69M 3 Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Despacito 624M
feat. Justin Bieber
and it’s not that easy,” says Cannone. But 4 Bruno Mars 24K Magic 1.11M
4 Bruno Mars That’s What I Like 522M
while indie promoters have long served 5 Migos Culture 1.0M
5 Kendrick Lamar Humble 520M
as brokers for labels and radio program- 6 The Weeknd Starboy 981,000
6 Future Mask Off 505M
mers, there aren’t many indies shielding 7 Soundtrack Moana 819,000
7 Kyle feat. Lil Yachty iSpy 494M
programmers such as Tuma Basa, Spotify’s 8 Future Future 760,000
8 Post Malone feat. Quavo Congratulations 483M
global head of hip-hop, from the daily flood 9 The Chainsmokers Memories...Do Not Open 760,000
9 Lil Uzi Vert XO Tour Llif3 474M
of pitches. 10 Post Malone Stoney 711,000
10 Kodak Black Tunnel Vision 388M
“[At least] I can look at fan insights to
verify if they’re BS’ing or not,” says Basa,
By Label Ownership* By Distribution Ownership
whose RapCaviar playlist counts 7 million
followers. “It’s like, ‘You’re telling me
someone is the hottest rapper in Dallas?’ I UMG UMG
25.18% 36.51%
can go look while we’re on the phone.”
Atlantic Records executive vp digital INDIES INDIES
37.32% 15.93%
strategy Paul Sinclair encourages artists to
JAMES GOURLEY/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

start their own playlists, noting that Lil Uzi WMG WMG
16.81% 20.81%
Vert’s has 127,000 followers.
“How do we make sure we’re not missing SONY SONY
20.67% 26.73%
out on these next superstars?” Holmstén asks.
“That’s what keeps me awake at night.”
Note: Market-share totals do not equal 100 percent due to rounding.
*Billboard estimate calculated using Nielsen data.

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because it “publicly touts its financial success.”


Thanks in part to federal regulations limiting
royalty payouts to 11 percent of revenue in 2016,
SiriusXM earned $746 million on $5 billion in
revenue last year. Pandora, by contrast, spends
about half of its revenue on music because its costs
are based on usage, while Spotify, whose losses are
also ballooning, spends closer to 70 percent.
Marks says SiriusXM is fighting to keep paying
“below market” rates that are “unfair” to artists and
the rest of the digital-radio market. The company
contends it pays what is required under federal law.
The tension heated up in 2013 when Flo & Eddie,
founders of 1960s rock band The Turtles, started

Music’s New Best Frenemy: SiriusXM


filing class-action lawsuits against SiriusXM in
various states for not paying royalties on pre-1972
recordings, and the major labels filed their own
With Congress set to address pre-1972 copyright laws, labels are lining up against complaint soon after. (Results have been mixed:
SiriusXM paid $210 million to settle with the RIAA,
the satellite radio service — with the two sides preparing to battle over billions
but got The Turtles’ New York case dismissed earlier
BY STEVE KNOPPER
in 2017 while awaiting a decision in Florida.) Industry
sources estimate SiriusXM would pay over $1 billion

A
in additional royalties over the next five years if it had
fter facing off with Pandora, SoundCloud argued before the Copyright Royalty Board. to pay for pre-1972 recordings, though its settlements
and YouTube of late, the music business And now, following SiriusXM’s $480 million include some future payments. SiriusXM CFO David
has a new No. 1 frenemy: SiriusXM. investment in Pandora in June, some label insiders Frear has said that his company should only pay if
Though the 9-year-old satellite radio fear SiriusXM will use its new clout to upend the federal law changes to require everyone to pony up.
service has paid record labels and artists hundreds direct licensing deals Pandora inked last summer, Now, the music world is bracing for a new bill that
of millions of dollars annually while promoting which led to its on-demand subscription service. would force SiriusXM and other broadcasters to
unsigned and emerging acts on its niche music One label executive says that SiriusXM seemed pay royalties for pre-1972 tunes. Likely supporters
channels, SiriusXM’s relationship with the industry more interested in using Pandora as “a giant free include Pandora, which in 2015 paid the recording
has grown more contentious recently. The issues tier to drive their in-car subscription products.” A industry $90 million for its use of pre-1972 works. It’s
between them range from whether SiriusXM representative for SiriusXM declined to comment. unclear where SiriusXM will stand. But one executive
should pay to play songs copyrighted before 1972 SiriusXM “increasingly seems to choose conflict hopes that it will learn from Pandora founder Tim
— the subject of an imminent bill in Congress — to over partnership,” says Steven Marks, the RIAA’s Westergren, ousted as CEO in June, who “realized
the rates it should pay for the music on its service general counsel and chief of digital business, it was better partnering with [labels] than trying to
during the next five years, a matter currently being adding that the company is getting less sympathy nickel-and-dime them.”

JAY-Z Charts His Own Path


With new album 4:44 expected to become his 14th No. 1 title on the Billboard 200,
the veteran MC innovates once again — but can others follow his model?

BY DAN RYS

Now that it’s almost certain that JAY-Z will June 30 release date. That frustrated fans highest debuts of the year so far — in
return to the top of the Billboard 200 in the — Mark Ronson and Snoop Dogg among its first week available for sale and at all
week ending July 13, it’s hard to call the them — and, according to piracy analytics streaming services, save Spotify. Bucking
rollout of his latest album, 4:44, anything company MUSO, 4:44 was illegally an industry trend, forecasters predict that
DARTS, DARTBOARD: GETTY IMAGES. JAY-Z: ARI PERILSTEIN/GETTY IMAGES.

but a success. But while the Roc Nation downloaded 971,000 times in its first 72 75 percent of those units will be traditional
and Tidal boss switched things up again hours. By July 2, Sprint had begun offering album sales. Since JAY-Z owns his masters,
for this release, with a Sprint partnership — the album for free to those with a promotion that still adds up to a substantial payday.
part of its $200 million Tidal investment in code — earning Jay a platinum plaque from ”JAY-Z is in an elite group of entertainers
January — and a one-week Tidal exclusive the RIAA — though by then, the buzz that who can market and release
that cherry-picked aspects of rollouts by had pushed Tidal up 327 spots to No. 1 at a project this way,” says
Rihanna, Kanye West and Beyoncé, there the iTunes App Store had begun to wane. Marathon Agency co-founder
aren’t many who could emulate Jay’s model. And yet, despite giving away 1 million Karen Civil. “What you JAY-Z’s 4:44
Initially, the album was available to copies, an untold number of free Tidal trials have to love about him is he (inset) has
existing Sprint and Tidal subscribers, but and seeing another 1 million escape to continues to release his work already been
certified
(confusingly) only to those who had signed pirates, 4:44 is expected to earn 225,000 in ways that elevate him as an
platinum.
up before June 26, prior to the album’s equivalent album units — among the 10 incredible businessman.”

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Congratulations to our
talented executives named to
Billboard’s 2017
Top Music Lawyers list.
T O P L I N E / First Look

LVRN, INTERSCOPE OPEN 1

NEW CREATIVE HUB


The collective behind D.R.A.M. and 6LACK leveraged indie success into
major-label-backed freedom — and a 3,000-square-foot Atlanta studio

BY RICHARD L. ELDREDGE
PHOTOG R APH E D BY CH RIS STAN FORD

J
udging from the abandoned signing, 6LACK. Lead single “PRBLMS,”
hookahs and busted railing, written and recorded while 6LACK was
the July 7 grand-opening party couch surfing with LVRN staffers, hit the
for LVRN Studios, dubbed Hot 100 following a marketing/promotion
Kids Against Cubicles, was push from Apple Music’s Beats 1.
a rousing success. Standing tall is a Despite its success, the collective
lush, floor-to-ceiling art installation had resisted a major-label deal,
creeping out of the 3,000-square- preferring to individually cater to
foot artist collective’s brick wall; each artist. But when Interscope
above the artwork’s tree, in glowing executive vp Joie Manda
neon, is the mantra for the space: offered creative autonomy, a
“You’re safe here.” Janick financial stake in LVRN’s artists
Three flights upstairs, LVRN’s and money to bankroll the new
five co-founders — Sean Famoso, space, Famoso and his partners finally
Justice Baiden, creative director Carlon said yes. “[Interscope] saw that we
Ramong, finance director Junia Abaidoo weren’t just getting lucky finding talent,”
and Tunde Balogun, who oversees says Famoso. “They saw that we were
management and communications — are transforming artists into something the
crashed out on plush velvet couches in world wanted. Joie trusts that we know
the Moulin Rouge-inspired Studio B. what we’re doing. We’re learning from
From the expansive open kitchen and each other.”
the basketball hoop in the living room The LVRN team also found a kindred
downstairs to the coziness of the spirit in Interscope CEO John Janick, who
recording studios, LVRN (which stands started the independent label Fueled by
for “Love Renaissance”) has a relaxed feel. Ramen (Paramore, Twenty One Pilots)
The party the night before celebrated as a college student in 1996. “Even now
the company’s recent partnership with that I’m running this big company, I
Interscope Records, which includes always want to think as an entrepreneur,”
its new headquarters in Atlanta’s says Janick. “When we sat down with
burgeoning West Midtown neighborhood the LVRN guys, we said,
and the launch of the LVRN record ‘We don’t want to change 5 6
label — the latest branch of the creative anything that you do; we
agency, which also houses management, just want to support and
creative direction and production help amplify.’ I think that
divisions under its roof. resonated with them.”
The brain trust of LVRN, who are Both Janick and Manda
all between 25 and 29 years old, met see such a partnership as
as rival party promoters at Georgia a model for deals in the
State University in Atlanta and steadily future, despite one problem.
developed a reputation for finding “Young entrepreneurs who
undiscovered talent. In 2012, the crew are this talented, business-
teamed up with then-15-year-old Tucker savvy and plugged-in are
High School student Raury. By the time rare,” says Manda. “If there
LVRN released his critically acclaimed were more guys like this,
debut album, Indigo Child, in 2014, it had there would be more deals
already secured him a deal with Columbia like this.”
Records. Next up was management client “What we’re doing isn’t
D.R.A.M., whose Atlantic/EMPIRE single a flash in the pan — it’s about
“Broccoli” (featuring Lil Yachty) climbed developing artists for the long
to No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 last fall. run,” says Balogun. “That’s
Then, in late 2016, LVRN and Interscope Interscope’s goal as well.
released the debut from their most recent That’s why this works.”

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2

1 A Garden of Eden-themed


7
art installation, created by
artist, interior designer and
studio manager Summer
Walker, dominates the LVRN
living room. 2 Lofted meeting
areas above the living room.
3 Mood lighting in one of
the studio’s living spaces.
4 Several offices overlook
the LVRN team’s native
Atlanta. 5 Balogun, Ramong,
Baiden, Famoso and Abaidoo
CREDITS HERE AND HERE TKTKTKTKTKTKTK

(from left) photographed


July 7 at LVRN. 6 “In addition
to being a business, LVRN
is also a family,” says
6LACK, who is recording
his sophomore album in
Studio B. 7 The collective’s
logo welcomes visitors.

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TO P LI N E

NOTED studio that counts Zac Efron,


Eric B. & Rakim
at The Apollo Mariah Carey and Diane
Theater on July 7. Keaton among its guests.

Warner Music tapped Rani


Hancock to lead the revival
of Sire Records, the label co-
founded by Seymour Stein
and Richard Gottehrer. Hancock

Under Armour named A$AP


Rocky as the new face of the
company’s lifestyle footwear
and apparel.

Marketing agency 740


Project partnered with
Capitol Music Group in a
nonexclusive alliance. The
partnership will include a
record label (740 Project) and
a marketing arm. In addition,
740 Project signed a joint
venture with Universal Music
07-02
Longtime music executive SoundCloud laid off 173 Publishing Group.
Jerome Spence, who most staffers — approximately 40
recently served as senior vp percent of its workforce — Venezuelan singer-
music publishing for Chaka and consolidated operations songwriter-producer

RAKIM: MARC MILMAN PHOTOGRAPHY. BLACKWELL: GABRIEL OLSEN/FILMMAGIC. MONTANA: JASON LAVERIS/FILMMAGIC. MORRIS: DONATO SARDELLA/GETTY IMAGES. HANCOCK: COURTESY OF WARNER MUSIC GROUP. GOMEZ: AXELLE/BAUER-GRIFFIN/FILMMAGIC.
Khan Enterprises, died from into offices in Berlin and Mario Cáceres (Wisin,
unknown causes while in New York. Maluma) signed a long-
New Orleans for the Essence term publishing deal with
Festival. He was 40. Sony/ATV.
07-09 Hurd (left) and
Morris
Longtime music publisher Def Jam Recordings elevated
07-04 07-11
and former ASCAP board vice Courtni Asbury to vp media
chairman Jay Morgenstern, and artist relations.
whose tenure included 27
years at Warner/Chappell New Jersey’s Prudential
Music and a stint as executive Center inked a booking
vp/GM and CEO of Warner Maren Morris and fellow and marketing
Bros. Publications, died in Los singer-songwriter Ryan Hurd agreement with New
Angeles. He was 87. announced their engagement York’s Madison Square
in an Instagram post. Garden. The deal aligns
Blackwell
the venue with MSG
Russell Simmons’ All Def owner James Dolan
07-10
Digital, alongside on- and Azoff MSG’s Irving
demand video-streaming Azoff and Tim Leiweke.
app Sessions X and Talsa
Media, announced that they Jeremih signed with
will executive produce a new United Talent Agency for
concert film and documentary worldwide representation
Gomez
John Blackwell Jr., a former about hip-hop duo Eric B. in all areas.
drummer for Prince, died after & Rakim, filmed during the
being diagnosed with brain pair’s 30th-anniversary
BIRTHDAYS
tumors during a trip to Japan concert at New York’s Apollo
in 2016. He was 43. Theater on July 7.
July 15 July 19
Linda Ronstadt (71) Brian May (70)
French Montana signed with Emmy-, Grammy- and Tony- July 16 July 20
07-06
William Morris Endeavor for winning composer-lyricist Rubén Blades (69) Vitamin C (45)
worldwide representation. Marc Shaiman listed his July 17 Carlos Santana (70)
Montana Geezer Butler (68) July 21
Laurel Canyon compound in
July 18 Damian Marley (39)
Sony Pictures Entertainment Los Angeles for $3.5 million. Ryan Cabrera (35) Yusuf Islam (69)
elevated Spring Aspers to The 4,304-square-foot M.I.A. (42) July 22
head of music. property includes a recording Ricky Skaggs (63) Selena Gomez (25)

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CONGRATULATES OUR
rhythm & soul award winners

ASCAP SONGWRITERS OF THE YEAR


ASCAP FOUNDERS AWARD ASCAP VOICE OF MUSIC AWARD PAUL "NINETEEN85" JEFFERIES ASCAP PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. JIMMY JAM & TERRY LEWIS ALLEN RITTER SONY/ATV

WINNING R&B/HIP-HOP & RAP SONGS FORMATION BY BEYONCÉ SAY IT BY TORY LANEZ
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HAZZARD, PRINCE CHARLEZ, DERRUS RACHEL HELLO BY ADELE
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WRITER:GREG KURSTIN SORRY BY BEYONCÉ
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MUSIC, INC., PEOPLE OVER PLANES, SEVEN CORNERS, SHAY NOELLE
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PUBLISHING, SONY/ATV TUNES LLC, THESE ARE SONGS OF PULSE THE HILLS BY THE WEEKND
** TOP RAP SONG **
WRITERS:AHMAD “BELLY” BALSHE (SOCAN), EMMANUEL "MANO" NICKERSON, T W SORRY NOT SORRY BY BRYSON TILLER
CONTROLLA BY DRAKE RAYBOULD (PRS), ABEL “THE WEEKND” TESFAYE (SOCAN) WRITERS:MILLI BEATZ(GEMA), TIMBALAND
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WRITERS: DWAYNE "SUPA DUPS" CHIN-QUEE, MOSES ANTHONY DAVIS(PRS),
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"DI GENIUS" MCGREGOR, ALLEN RITTER, PATRICK LEROY ROBERTS(PRS), HOLD UP BY BEYONCÉ TOO GOOD BY DRAKE FEATURING RIHANNA
MATTHEW "BOI-1DA" SAMUELS WRITERS:BEYONCÉ, EMILE HAYNIE, EZRA KOENIG, MNEK(PRS), THOMAS WESLEY WRITERS:DWAYNE "SUPA DUPS" CHIN-QUEE, PAUL "NINETEEN85"
PUBLISHERS: 1DAMENTIONAL PUBLISHING LLC, BLACK CHINEY MUSIC, PENTZ, JOSHUA TILLMAN JEFFERIES(SOCAN), DRE SKULL
RITTER BOY, SONY/ATV TUNES LLC, UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING PUBLISHERS: I LIKE TURTLES MUSIC, OAKLAND 13 MUSIC, SONGS OF SMP, PUBLISHERS: BLACK CHINEY MUSIC, NYAN KING MUSIC, INC.,

2 PHONES BY KEVIN GATES UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING, WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC INC. SONY/ATV TUNES LLC
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MADMAX SOUND, PEOPLE OVER PLANES, PRESCRIPTION SONGS, PUBLISHERS: NYAN KING MUSIC, INC., SONY/ATV TUNES LLC PUBLISHERS: ANTIDOTE MUSIC GROUP, DA DA LOVE LIFE PUBLISHING,
THESE ARE SONGS OF PULSE PLAYMAKER BEATZ, REGINA’S SON MUSIC
I GOT THE KEYS BY DJ KHALED FEATURING JAY-Z & FUTURE
679 BY FETTY WAP FEATURING REMY BOYZ WRITERS:SHAWN "JAY-Z" CARTER, JAKE ONE WORK BY RIHANNA FEATURING DRAKE
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PUBLISHERS: 45TH AND 3RD MUSIC PUBLISHING INC, GOODFELLA4LIFE ENT, MUSIC INC. ALLEN RITTER, MATTHEW "BOI-1DA" SAMUELS, RICHIE STEPHENS (PRS),
REMY BOY MONTY PUBLISHING, SONY/ATV TUNES LLC, SEVN THOMAS (SOCAN)
WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC INC., ZOOVIER JUMPMAN BY DRAKE & FUTURE
PUBLISHERS: 1DAMENTIONAL PUBLISHING LLC, AVANT GARDE MUSIC
SONY/ATV TUNES LLC
PUBLISHER:
AGAIN BY FETTY WAP PUBLISHING INC, NEW PERSPECTIVE PUBLISHING INC, RITTER BOY, SHAY
WRITERS: EDDIE "SHY BOOGS" TIMMONS, FETTY WAP
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PUBLISHERS: HUNCHO YRN MUSIC, SILENT ASSASSIN YRN
SONY/ATV TUNES LLC, TIMMONS GENIUS, ZOOVIER
LAKE BY THE OCEAN BY MAXWELL WINNING GOSPEL SONGS
ALL THE WAY UP BY FAT JOE, REMY MA & JAY-Z FEATURING FRENCH MONTANA & INFARED
WRITERS: SHANDEL "INFARED" GREEN, KARIM KHARBOUCH, REMY MACKIE
WRITERS:HOD DAVID, MAXWELL ** TOP GOSPEL SONG **
PUBLISHERS: BEN AMI, MUSZEWELL, SONY/ATV TUNES LLC BETTER BY HEZEKIAH WALKER
PUBLISHERS: CUTS OF REACH MUSIC, FIRST N PLATINUM PUBLISHING,
REMYNISCE MUSIC, SONY/ATV TUNES LLC WRITER: GABRIEL J HATCHER II
LAW BY YO GOTTI FEATURING E-40
PUBLISHER: PHATCHORDZPRODUCTIONS
AMEN BY ANTHONY HAMILTON WRITERS:MARIO MIMS, LELAND “BIG FRUIT” CLOPTON
PUBLISHERS: ABOU THIAMS MUSIC, UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING #YDIA BY ZACARDI CORTEZ
WRITER: JAMES POYSER
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LOW LIFE BY FUTURE FEATURING THE WEEKND
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WRITERS: MARTIN "DOC" MCKINNEY(SOCAN), JASON “DAHEALA” QUENNEVILLE(SOCAN),
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WRITERS:DAVE GUY, EBONY "WONDAGURL" OSHUNRINDE(SOCAN), BRYAN VAN ABEL “THE WEEKND” TESFAYE(SOCAN)
PUBLISHERS: KOBALT SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING, SONGS OF SMP, UNIVERSAL 123 VICTORY BY KIRK FRANKLIN FEATURING PHARRELL WILLIAMS
MIERLO "EESTBOUND"(SOCAN)
PUBLISHERS: BMG GOLD SONGS, EXTRAORDINAIRE SONGS, SONGS OF BIG DEAL
MUSIC PUBLISHING WRITER:LAWRENCE "KRS-ONE" PARKER
PUBLISHER: UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING
BACK TO SLEEP BY CHRIS BROWN LUV BY TORY LANEZ
WRITERS:ANDERSON "VINYLZ" HERNANDEZ, MARK PITTS, ALLEN RITTER, WRITERS:STEVEN "LENKY" MARSDEN(PRS), WAYNE BURTON JEROME PASSLEY(PRS), THE ANTHEM BY TODD DULANEY
MATTHEW "BOI-1DA" SAMUELS MARK ANTHONY WOLFE(PRS) WRITERS:JOTH HUNT (APRA), HENRY SEELEY, LIZ WEBBER (APRA)
PUBLISHERS: SONGS OF GREENSLEEVES, UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING PUBLISHERS: CAPITOL CMG GENESIS, INTEGRITY WORSHIP MUSIC
PUBLISHERS: 1DAMENTIONAL PUBLISHING LLC, RITTER BOY, SONY/ATV
TUNES LLC, VINYLZ MUSIC GROUP MOOLAH BY YOUNG GREATNESS BE LIKE JESUS BY DEITRICK HADDON
BROCCOLI BY D.R.A.M. FEATURING LIL YACHTY THEODORE JONES P/K/A YOUNG GREATNESS
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WRITERS: ROGÉT CHAHAYED, J GRAMM(SOCAN)
QUALITY CONTROL QC PRO, THEODORE JONES PUBLISHING
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EXCHANGE BY BRYSON TILLER WRITERS: BEN BRYANT(PRS), MYLES DHILLON(PRS), LUKE HELLEBRONTH(PRS),
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performing despite the rain
at BBK 2017 in Bilbao,
Spain, on July 7.

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5 1 Pink at the Festival D’été de Québec in Quebec


City on July 8. 2 Scott Lipps and Courtney Love
at the unveiling of his new digital-focused Los
Angeles agency Lipps, at Dream Hollywood in
Hollywood on July 8. 3 Jillionaire following his
performance at “The Day of Defiant Ones,” a
celebration of HBO’s new docuseries, at Brooklyn
Steel on July 9. 4 Katy Perry, Karl Lagerfeld, Cara
Delevingne and Claudia Schiffer (from left) at the
Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018
show in Paris on July 4. 5 Jamie Foxx at the 2017
MLB All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game
at Marlins Park in Miami on July 9. 6 Céline Dion, in
Paris for Couture Week, waved to fans as she left
the Royal Monceau hotel on July 9.

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Premios Juventud
M I A M I , J U LY 6

WITH THIS YEAR’S THEME “APOSTANDO POR EL FUTURO”


(“Betting on the Future”), Univision’s 14th annual youth awards
Premios Juventud focused on social causes that directly affect Latino
communities, as artists presented awards to young activists who
were honored as “agents of change” for a better world. Colombian
star Maluma kicked off the night with a salsa spin on his hit “Felices
Los 4” alongside Marc Anthony, and was also the top winner, earning
live, fan-voted honors for best style and best Instagram as well as the
evening’s Supersonic Award for his highly accelerated and successful
career. Other multiple honorees included Luis Fonsi and Daddy
Yankee, who both scored a win for “Despacito,” the best collaboration
between two artists. The megahit, now in its 10th week at No. 1 on
the Billboard Hot 100, also took best song for vocals, while Daddy
Yankee’s “Shaky Shaky” won best song to dance to. J Balvin, who won
best video for “Sigo Extrañándote,” gave the debut TV performance
of new single “Mi Gente.” As for breakthrough artist Ozuna, who is
on his first U.S. tour, he’s still reflecting on his seemingly overnight
success. “I locked myself up to make music, and when I finally looked
at my Instagram, at YouTube, it was huge,” he said backstage during
rehearsals. “I didn’t realize things had gotten so big.” —LEILA COBO 1

5 6

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Global Citizen Festival
H A M B U R G , G E R M A N Y, J U LY 6

4 1 Maluma (left) and Anthony.


2 Ozuna. 3 Carlos Rivera (center)
performed with Gente de Zona’s
Randy Malcom (left) and Alexander
Delgado. 4 Iggy Azalea surprised
with a performance of new song
“Switch” before posing with
pal Maluma backstage in an
Instagram snap captioned “Okay
zzzzzaddy.” 5 From left: JinJoo
Lee, Joe Jonas and Cole Whittle of
DNCE performed their latest single,
“Kissing Strangers.” 6 Balvin’s “Mi
Gente” performance also featured 2
Italian millionaire, DJ and Instagram
sensation Gianluca Vacchi (right).
“I’ve visualized everything I’ve 1 Coldplay’s Chris Martin at nonprofit social-action
done so far,” Balvin told Billboard platform Global Citizen’s first festival in Europe, held
backstage. “I visualized the video, at BarclayCard Arena on the eve of the 12th annual G20
and the success it has had so far. Summit in Hamburg, Germany. 2 Pharrell Williams.
I can’t lie.” 7 Calibre 50’s “Siempre 3 Ellie Goulding. 4 Speakers included Justin Trudeau
Te Voy a Querer” won the best song (pictured) and Erna Solberg, the respective prime
for your “troca” (truck) category. ministers of Canada and Norway, and Argentine
President Mauricio Macri, who pledged that
education will be a signature topic of the G20 when
7 his country hosts the 2018 summit. 5 Demi Lovato.

4 5
Joel,
You’re an essential part of our
Recording Academy™ family, year
after year.

Congratulations and thanks to both


Joel Katz and Bobby Rosenbloum
for your creative guidance.
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“The older you get,
the more you’re
conscious of time
and how limited it
is,” says Flowers,
photographed
June 13 at Soho
Grand Hotel in
New York.

THE PULSE
OF MUSIC
RIGHT NOW

NO MORE
MR. BRIGHTSIDE
The Killers’ Brandon Flowers reflects on a tumultuous
recording process for Wonderful Wonderful, a crucial tip from
Bono and the looming fear of what their legacy will be

BY JASON LIPSHUTZ
P H OTO G R A P H E D BY RYA N P F LU G E R

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AT THE AGE OF 36, BRANDON FLOWERS ADMITS amalgamation of sounds: Lead single “The Man” is shows) made him feel unfocused. “I get joy out of
that he’s already thinking about his legacy. “It’s a glitzy disco track, while songs like “Run for Cover” making music with The Killers, but being on the
not something we talk about a lot,” says the and “Some Kind of Love” aim for post-punk and road and in the studio was too much,” he explains.
Killers frontman as he sits on a couch in New arena balladry, respectively. Yet the album, out in The rest of the band knew how unhappy Stoermer
York’s Soho Grand Hotel. “But the older you get, September, is also the band’s most introspective had become with touring; part of the reason
the more you’re conscious of time and how limited to date. Flowers says that the pulsating Flowers had recorded two solo albums
it is. And the megalomaniac in you says, ‘Well,
what kind of mark have I left?’ ”
Soft-spoken and reflective, Flowers is no longer
“Tyson vs. Douglas” is about fallen
heroes and how he hopes his three sons
(Ammon, 9; Gunnar, 7; and Henry, 6)
8
Number of top 10 Killers
between Killers projects was to break
up the band’s long live runs. Once
the group decided to hire a touring
hits on the Alternative
the Las Vegas-bred spark plug who wore eyeliner “never see me go down” like Mike bassist, Stoermer became “much more
Songs chart, led by one
in music videos, proudly paired his Mormonism Tyson in his shocking 1990 defeat to No. 1 (“When You Were pleasant” in the studio, says Flowers.
with glam-pop and declared of The Killers in a Buster Douglas. Elsewhere, soon-to- Young” topped the tally “He’s still in the band, he still helps
for two weeks in 2006)
2004 interview, “I want us to be the American be karaoke anthem “Have All the Songs write. He’s just not going to be playing

3.7M
U2.” In hindsight, he wasn’t far off the mark. Been Written” hints at the difficulties many shows,” says Flowers. “It’s a
Along with the commercial success — 7.1 million the band had with figuring out the hurdle, but we’ve got the legs to jump it.”
albums sold, according to Nielsen Music, with album. The five-year gap between 2012’s The process also became smoother
Total downloads of
12 top 20 hits on Billboard’s Alternative Songs Battle Born and Wonderful Wonderful is The Killers’ best-selling when the group committed to a single
chart and hundreds of arena shows — The Killers’ the longest between albums, and with single, “Mr. Brightside”* producer last September. After work-
legacy has been one of malleability, even more the members in different states (Flowers ing with studio vets Ryan Tedder and
so than Bono and Co. Flowers, drummer Ronnie
Vannucci, guitarist Dave Keuning and bassist
Mark Stoermer conquered rock radio with synth-
is moving to Utah, Vannucci and
Keuning have relocated to California,
and Stoermer splits time between Los
5.3M
Combined copies sold
Steve Lillywhite, The Killers called in
Jacknife Lee (Taylor Swift, R.E.M.) to
helm all of Wonderful Wonderful — after
of the band’s first two
driven new wave hits like “Mr. Brightside” and Angeles and Las Vegas), the new LP was albums, 2004’s Hot Fuss
Flowers received a recommendation
“Somebody Told Me” from 2004 debut Hot Fuss. its hardest to finish. and 2006’s Sam’s Town* from none other than Bono. “Jacknife is
They defied expectations with their Springsteen- “The dynamic has changed,” says *Source: Nielsen Music
doing U2’s record,” says Flowers. “We
inspired 2006 follow-up, Sam’s Town — reviled by Flowers. “When we used to start writing, anything met him and liked him a lot. Then we tried him out
critics upon release, now considered a cult classic was possible. Now, there’s a weight and something [in the studio] and liked him even more.”
— and have since hopscotched across dance-pop, looming over us — what we’ve done, if we can do it Flowers brushes off questions about hanging out
heartland rock and electronica. again. Those things creep into your mind.” with Bono and how often he and the rock legend
Fifth album Wonderful Wonderful is another According to Stoermer, the band began the chat. He’s more interested in gushing over U2’s
creative process in October 2015 and current stadium show and recounting how he was
From left: Vannucci, spent a year formulating ideas that blown away when he first saw the band perform
Flowers and Lee in would ultimately be scrapped. “We in Las Vegas in 2001. At that point, Flowers had
Lee’s L.A. studio in
the spring. attempted writing songs in groups, just turned 20. He had no idea his group would be
in pairs, co-writing with producers,” opening for U2 within four years and that he’d be
says Stoermer. “A lot of material emulating the ambition in its songwriting on The
was put aside.” In the middle of the Killers’ fifth album. (U2’s fifth LP, for those keeping
struggles, Stoermer also made it score, was the 1987 classic The Joshua Tree.)
known that he no longer wanted to “I wouldn’t feel this excited if the songs weren’t
tour with The Killers. The 40-year- true,” asserts Flowers. “We’ve been hearing a lot
old, who records solo music and is of false music out there — music designed for the
working toward a bachelor’s degree nondiscerning listener. It’s always good when
in art history, says the group’s you have that satiated feeling, the desire that’s
rigorous touring schedule (its Battle quenched, when you have substance behind it.
Born World Tour played over 140 That’s when you know you have something.”

Q& A

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STEVE JOBS AS OPERA DIVO
If a hip-hop musical about You started working on this in 2015. How Is the plot of the opera linear?
Alexander Hamilton can become did you get the idea? There’s more of a main dramatic line than
Bates I thought about what a 21st century a plot: the redemption of a counterculture
a phenomenon, why can’t an
opera would look like. [Jobs] changed hippie and the attrition through a daughter
opera about Apple? With The how we communicate, and yet in his own he didn’t acknowledge for many years. The
(R)evolution of Steve Jobs, premiering life had challenges dealing with people. narrative is like pixels on a screen — one
July 22 at the Santa That tension between the sleek look of his pixel is not meaningful, but together, they
devices and the messy quality of his life is find dramatic power.
Fe Opera Festival in
the stuff of opera.
New Mexico, San Describe the overall musical tone.
Francisco-based Did you have either of the Jobs biopics in Whenever Steve is singing, you hear quick
composer-DJ Mason mind while writing? electronica with fast, finger-picked acoustic
I haven’t seen them. I find that opera can guitar. That represents his busy inner soul, Top: A set rendering
Bates Bates showcases “a of The (R)evolution
be a deeper way to get to the essence of whereas with his wife, Laurene, you hear
redemption story” as channeled of Steve Jobs
the story. With a movie, there’s less poetry oceanic strings. That difference is what the at the Santa Fe
through a conflicted baritone (opera involved — you’re looking at something opera is about in many ways — she is able to Opera Festival.
vet Edward Parks). that’s supposed to be a replica of life. slow down his music. —MICKEY RAPKIN Right: Parks as Jobs.

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CU LTU RE DI ET

VINCE’S
SUMMERTIME
STAPLES
Fresh off of his Big Fish Theory LP, rapper
Vince Staples runs through his essential
dramas, new tunes and, yes, recipe app

BY DAN HYMAN

VIDEO GAME
The 2010 classic Red Dead Redemption
is the first video game Vince Staples
ever beat. The 23-year-old is anxiously
awaiting the sequel, due in 2018.
“I want to see how they put a new take
on it,” he says of the Western action-
adventure game.

MUSIC
It’s no surprise that Staples brought
experimental R&B artist Kilo Kish
on the road earlier this year. “I’ve
been listening to Reflections
in Real Time a lot,” he says of

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Kish’s 2016 debut album.
“It still feels innovative. I’ve
never heard anything like it.”

TV
While he name-checks Fargo
and anime series Blood Lad,
Staples especially wants
to catch up on the Psycho-
inspired Bates Motel. “I fell
off of it because of touring,”
he admits. “But it’s a great
show and an interesting take on
a classic story.”

MOVIE
Staples admits he rarely heads to
the movie theater, but he recently
loved Marvel’s ultraviolent, R-rated
Wolverine film Logan. “A lot of
comics turning into movies don’t pan
out well,” he says. “I was happy to see
they did it justice.”

APP
When he’s not on the road (he’ll be
at various festivals this summer),
Staples loves to cook — often turning
to mobile must-have Kitchen Stories
Staples’ Big Fish
for inspiration. “It gives you all the Theory album
ingredients,” he says, “but doesn’t became his highest-
charting release
limit what you can choose from each
with a No. 16 debut
week. I like to switch things up.” on the Billboard 200
(dated July 15).

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KEVIN DREW
The de facto leader of Broken
Social Scene, Drew says he
was cautious about getting
back in the studio with the
collective while coping with
anxiety issues. “It wasn’t
the greatest time when this
thing needed to re-form, but
it needed to re-form,” says
Drew, who has released two
solo LPs and co-produced The
Tragically Hip’s 2016 album,
Man Machine Poem. “I knew
this was something that was
going to get me to a better
place, because I was going
to be around people I love,
doing something I love and,
eventually, in front of people
that I love — the audience.”

COM E BACK
EMILY HAINES

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE,


The 43-year-old singer,
who has released six studio
albums as the leader of

WHOLE AGAIN
synth-rock group Metric,
says that the mood within
the current iteration of
Broken Social Scene
reminds her of the troupe’s
BY CLAIRE LOBENFELD early days. “It feels like we’ve
P H OTO G R A P H E D BY AU ST I N H A RG R AV E come back to You Forgot It in
People,” she asserts. As the

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singer of a quartet with three
ORONTO BAROQUE-POP ENSEMBLE BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE male members, Haines also
appreciates the sisterhood
is not typically in one place at the same time. Since its 1999
within BSS. “I love singing
formation by Toronto singer-songwriters Kevin Drew and with other women,” she
Brendan Canning, the BSS rotating cast of Canadian troubadours says, nodding to mainstays
has included Feist, Metric’s Emily Haines and Stars’ Amy Millan, like Feist and Millan. “Some
and has stretched to 19 members at a time. With 2002 breakthrough You magical complementary
tones emerge when
Forgot It in People, the group became a staple on the festival circuit prior to
we unify. It’s a rare and
going on hiatus in 2010. For new album Hug of Thunder — a title coined by beautiful thing.”
Feist, who contributed to the group’s latest project — Broken Social Scene
regrouped in Bath, a small village east of Toronto, and re-established its
sense of community. “With Social Scene, it’s not about you,” says the
40-year-old Drew, who attended high school with multiple BSS members.
“It’s about serving the music and serving the song, but also serving each
other — and making sure no one feels slighted.”

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ARIEL ENGLE
The group’s newest addition
is vocalist Engle, who also
performs with her husband,
BSS guitarist Andrew
Whiteman, as the rock duo
BRENDAN CANNING
AroarA. She joined Broken
Band co-founder Canning,
Social Scene’s 2010 tour to
who scored Paul Schrader’s
spend time with Whiteman,
2013 erotic thriller The
and says, “I’d hop [onstage] for
Canyons during the hiatus,
a song or two. I’m sure I didn’t
points to the creation of
go up uninvited, but it’s fairly
the sprawling track “Stay
informal.” For Hug of Thunder,
Happy” as emblematic
Engle was asked to participate
of the new album’s
in the writing process, and
adventurousness. “There
has grown to understand the
was an endless dialogue
connections — and minor
about the arrangement,”
tensions — within the group.
says the 47-year-old, “but
“Friction has been ironed out
once our producer, Joe
with time and age,” she says.
Chiccarelli, encouraged
“The drama remains
me to try a reggae feel on
contained in the songs.”
the bass, the song turned
around.” The result: a
pileup of guitars, horns,
piano, beats, a flute line and
pop vocals that coalesces
beautifully. “It still sounds
like Broken Social Scene,”
Broken Social Scene, from
he says, “but a new version —
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left: Drew, David French,


Justin Peroff, Millan, Charles nothing but fresh potential.”
Spearin, Haines, Jimmy Shaw,
Sammy Goldberg, Engle, Evan
Cranley, Canning and Whiteman
photographed June 24 at Arroyo
Seco in Pasadena.

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2

ST YLE

Mask Off ?
1

Nope,
Masks On
How Asian “smog couture” and two self-conscious
4

rappers gave rise to fashion’s hottest trend

BY BRAD WETÉ

T
HE REASON RAP DUO AYO & TEO STARTED SPORTING
stylized surgical masks — in their videos and onstage
— was not sartorial, though vanity did play a role.
3
The pair, whose hit “Rolex” peaked at No. 20 on the
Billboard Hot 100, sought out masks after an Instagram
The lattermost’s
follower asked why they scrunch up their mouths when they
Atlanta-based stylist,
dance. Now, their cover-up of choice (Ayo, 20, prefers masks
Zoe Dupree, selected a
with a shark graphic, while 17-year-old Teo opts for a panda 1 Future and daughter Londyn at mask by tactical gear brand
design) has birthed a fashion craze, and their own masks from the BET Awards on June 25 wearing
Swarovski-embellished masks. Airsoft Atlanta for the rapper to wear on
Japanese cult brand Bathing Ape rarely come off. “Teo wears
2 Ayo (left) and Teo in Bathing Ape Future’s Nobody’s Safe Tour. Future, in turn,
his in restaurants and will just have it hanging on his ear,” says masks. 3 Young Thug in an Airsoft
wore a Swarovski one at the BET Awards in
Ayo. “The masks are a part of us.” Atlanta mask. 4 Pharrell Williams in a
surgical mask at Los Angeles airport June (daughter Londyn wore a matching one).
The summer festival circuit already has seen masks on on March 5. The masks provide a bit of mystery and cool, explains
display from 2 Chainz, Travis Scott and Young Thug.
Dupree. “Artists can show an alter-ego,” he says. “It’s
more of a performance, theatrical piece.”
E NTE R TH E MATRIX Off-White designer Virgil Abloh, whose luxury

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TH E PITCH FO RK FEST H I E R ARCHY

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streetwear label is worn by Céline Dion, Rihanna
and Kanye West, expects the accessory to have a broader
As the hipster haven returns to Chicago’s Union Park July 14-16, this year’s reach. For fall, he added graphic cotton masks at $68 each,
most notable performers reflect the mix of old and new, common and rare and says that they almost instantly sold out. Says Abloh,
“[Designing the masks] was a natural evolution, to relate to
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
a new demographic.”
FR ANCIS & THE LIGHTS Raise the disco ball! James Dupree suggests that Asian “smog couture” pioneered the
The R&B experimentalist has Murphy and Co. will look, where pedestrians in congested cities don them to avoid
been bringing out Chance the play cuts off new album
Rapper as a surprise guest all American Dream (out inhaling toxins and spreading airborne viruses (although most
summer... and the Chicago MC Sept. 1) after headlining medical research suggests over-the-counter masks aren’t
has no gigs scheduled during several fests last year.
Pitchfork weekend.
effective filters). “They took a medical necessity and turned it
into fashion,” he says. Park Jimin, member of K-pop boy band
LIVE STAPLE S

MITSKI SOLANGE
Last year’s acclaimed
BTS, has adopted the look, wearing both plain surgical and
The well-traveled force
Puberty 2 album gets behind Pitchfork’s top- black masks. The style has become so popular that there are
a 2017 victory lap; the ranked 2016 album, A Seat at BTS-branded black masks for sale on Amazon.com for $2.99.
next LP could spell the Table, closes out Sunday
main-stage slots. with exquisite R&B.
Abloh will be adding more designs soon. Ayo & Teo’s
forthcoming clothing line, W.A.Y. (We Are Young), will feature
BU ILDING BUZZ NOTHING TO PROVE masks as well. “This is a new part of costuming, and you’ll see
people doing new things with it,” says Dupree. “This is a trend
DAWN RICHARD
From Danity Kane that’s going to stay.”
FE ST R AR ITIE S

stardom to solo avant-


garde R&B act, Richard
will keep indie fans AR AB STR AP OFF-WHITE
guessing during an The Scottish indie DIAGONAL
atypical fest show. cult heroes will CAMOUFLAGE MASK
treat the fest’s older $68, off---white.com
contingent to its
first U.S. gig since
PRIESTS splitting in 2006.
The discordant D.C. punks —CHRIS PAYNE
aren’t at Coachella level
yet, but their Nothing Feels BAPE SHARK
Natural album is one of the MASK
year’s most thrilling listens. $46, us.bape.com

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“Some women
fear the fire,
some women
simply
become it…”
– R.H. SIN

CONGRATULATIONS
DINA LAPOLT
on being named one of
Billboard’s top music lawyers!!!!!

Love, Courtney, Sarah, Sabrina, John, Jessie, Danielle,


Dominic, Lindsay, Raymond, Mimi, Cristina & Matt
the beat
The four characters
played by Gomez in
the “Bad Liar” video,
released on June 14.

“I was familiar with the


landscape,” says Auerbach of
the graphic novel’s storyline.

TH E (B L ACK )
KE Y TO
M U RDE R
Graphic novelist Gabe Soria and
B E H I N D TH E SCE N ES

Selena Gomez’s
Black Keys leader Dan Auerbach
have been friends for 15 years;
when Soria stops by Auerbach’s
adopted home of Nashville,

One-Woman Show
they coordinate play dates for

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their kids. So when Soria texted
Auerbach in early 2016 to see if
he would produce the soundtrack
for Murder Ballads, a Southern- How the pop superstar and director Jesse Peretz cooked up
fried graphic novel out July 26
from Mondo and Z2 Comics, Auerbach
the shape-shifting, surprisingly progressive “Bad Liar” video
replied with a single word: “Duh.”
Soria, who co-penned the Batman BY TAY LO R W E AT H E R BY
’66 collection for DC Comics in

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2013, has long wanted to combine
his passion for music with his MIDST ITS RETRO his Grammy-winning clip for for insisting that the video’s
comics work. He fashioned Murder homages, Selena Foo Fighters’ 1999 single “Learn central love triangle among the
Ballads as a Coen brothers-esque
Gomez’s “Bad Liar” video to Fly” — where frontman Dave student, gym coach and teacher
noir about a struggling label
owner who discovers a fictional is a subtle reminder that Grohl took on several roles — was break the heteronormative mold.
blues group in Louisiana days the 24-year-old has serious acting the perfect blueprint. Peretz says “She brought on this idea that
before the members’ untimely chops. The former Disney Channel that the song’s sample of Talking somewhere within this love triangle
deaths. “This story has been
percolating in my head for almost
star has appeared in films like Spring Heads’ 1977 classic “Psycho is lesbian attraction,” he says. “It
two decades,” says Soria, “and I Breakers and The Big Short Killer” triggered the desire just gave me another reason to do
knew Dan would understand exactly as an adult, but had never to create a ’70s aesthetic it — acknowledging that it’s not just
who these characters were.” heterosexuals in the world.”
played multiple roles at the for the video, which was
Auerbach says that he and
Soria have had long discussions
same time. Now, Gomez can filmed over two days in Los Since its June 14 release, the
about the mechanics of the music boast about playing a high Angeles. “I started thinking video has garnered over 76 million
industry — and the grit needed school student, a gym coach, of movies like Over the Edge YouTube views, and helped push
to make it as an artist in the
a mustached male teacher Peretz and Dazed & Confused — “Bad Liar” from No. 45 to No. 20 on
South. “I’ve watched [blues
legend] T-Model Ford pull a knife
and her own mother all at once. there are some elements of kitsch the Billboard Hot 100. Meanwhile,
on somebody,” he recalls. “I’ve Gomez tapped TV director Jesse from there,” says Peretz, noting Peretz has earned a win with his
bought homemade moonshine from a Peretz (Girls, Orange Is the New that he brought in Kari Perkins, the 10-year-old daughter, a huge Gomez
dude in a trench coat. I know that
Black) to helm her latest visual: costume designer from the 1976-set fan. “I knew it would make her think
scene down in the Delta, and I
love it.” Although the 49-year-old hadn’t Dazed & Confused, for “Bad Liar.” I was cool,” he says with a laugh. “For
For the soundtrack, the directed a music video in a decade, Peretz also commends Gomez 24 hours, at least.”
musician called in 64-year-old
blues guitarist Robert Finley
(who Auerbach says “made Elvis
look like a schlub”) to his Easy 4
Eye Sound studio, and the pair 6
recorded a blistering cover of
Lead Belly’s “In the Pines.”
Auerbach is producing
Finley’s next album, while
Soria won’t rule out a
Murder Ballads sequel: “I 1 2
have a whole fictional
musical universe mapped The inspiration: 1 Foo Fighters’ video for “Learn to Fly,”
out in my head.” directed by Peretz. 2 A scene from the 1979 coming-of-
age drama Over the Edge. 3 Talking Heads: 77, featuring
—LYNDSEY HAVENS
“Psycho Killer” (“Bad Liar” samples its bassline). 4 A scene
from the 1993 high school comedy Dazed & Confused.

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From left: Lauren Jauregui, Dinah Jane Hansen,
Ally Brooke Hernandez and Normani Kordei
photographed June 15 at The Mountain Mermaid
in Topanga, Calif.

Styling by Simona Sabo. Jauregui wears a Dyspnea


dress, Jimmy Choo shoes and Kendra Scott
earrings. Hansen wears an Elizabeth & James dress
and rings, Schutz shoes and Jennifer Meyer cuff.
Hernandez wears an Elisabetta Franchi romper and
Giuseppe Zanotti shoes. Kordei wears a Jonathan
Simkhai top, Marina Hoermanseder pants, Evaluna
shoes and Kendra Scott earrings and necklace.

Watch Fifth Harmony tell the stories of other


pioneering girl groups at Billboard.com.

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‘The Fans Are Our
th Member’
They may be down one sister since Camila Cabello’s
messy exit from the group in December, but the
women of Fifth Harmony are counting their blessings:
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a saucy new hit (“Down”), an adventurous coming


album (hello, Skrillex) and, most crucially,
hard-won control over their music and career(s).
But are the Harmonizers ready for a revamped 5H?
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sly commentary on this, with the group
pulling up to a seedy motel and writhing
on beds in separate rooms. But the women
have come up with their own narrative for

1
the lyrics, which came to them from “Work
From Home” co-creators Ammo and
DallasK, and include “You the type that I
could bake for/’Cause baby, you know how
to take that cake” — as well as the chorus,
“Long as you’re holding me down/I’m
going to keep loving you down.”
“We dedicate it to each other,” says
One by one, the women of Fifth Harmony Hansen. “We’ve been together five years,
so that message is powerful to us. We’ve

settle in at a picnic table on the been there for each other through ups
and downs.” Hernandez hits her with

balcony of a mall in Santa Monica. an “Amen.”


The single is only a slice of what’s to

They’ve come here on this balmy June


come, because for the first time, 5H is
co-writing its songs — over half, in fact, of

afternoon for a cooking class, but they


those destined for the new album. Since
January, it has been holding songwriting
camps between tour stops, mostly at
haven’t left their style swerves at home. Windmark Recording, just two miles from
here. The group typically breaks into pairs,
Ally Brooke Hernandez, 24, has a two- when I volunteer as much. The rest of then takes turns with that day’s writers

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tone thing happening, with a black leather the group, as it so often does, rushes in and producers like 5H alums Monsters &
hat and skirt paired with a fuzzy pink to complete her thought. “I was literally Strangerz and pop and R&B producers
sweater and pumps. Normani Kordei, 21, going to say that,” Kordei quickly adds. Harmony Samuels (Ariana Grande) and
has accented herself with huge chrome “I get to sleep at night knowing we did Sebastian Kole (Alessia Cara).
hoop earrings and silver-dipped nails. everything in our power as friends, “It’s not like they came in at the end
Lauren Jauregui, 21, wears a lacy boho-chic bandmates and human beings” to make it and started riffing,” says Leah Haywood
blouse and carries her puppy, a rescue work. Then Hernandez: “You can’t change Normani of Dreamlab, which has two songs on the
mutt named Leo. Then there’s Dinah Jane people.” And finally, Hansen: “Let’s just Kordei album. “We sat and wrote verses together,
Hansen, 20, who peels off a trippy floral say we’re in a better place now — there are ”We genuinely because they’re empowered women who
jacket to reveal a bright yellow tee that no secrets in this circle.” embrace and love want to be pushing the agenda.” Justin
one another for all
reads, in big block letters, “I’M A RAY OF Jauregui admits she nearly threw up that we are, whether
Bieber’s go-to hook man Poo Bear, who
FUCKING SUNSHINE.” from anxiety before the downsized 5H’s that’s the bad or good.” worked with Skrillex on a 5H session, adds,
Fifth Harmony used to tour malls like first performance, at the People’s Choice
this: shopped from town to town, crammed Awards in January. But today, the members
between kiosks for tchotchkes and lit by are quick to (literally) high-five each
department store signs. That was in 2013, other as they talk about their ongoing
less than a year after its lineup was now- 7/27 Tour, the first in which they’ve built
famously chosen by Simon Cowell and in real downtime, and a third album, due
Antonio “L.A.” Reid flipping through the later this year on Epic. “Honestly, in this
headshots of X Factor contestants on the very moment, we could not be happier,”
verge of washing out. The teens twice tried says Hernandez with more assertiveness
to christen themselves, but the first name than the Pollyanna-ish cheer that’s her
(LYLAS, for “Love You Like a Sister”) was trademark. Their first new single as a
already in use, and the judges hated the foursome, “Down” — a neon-edged
second (1432, pager code for “I love you, dancehall bubbler featuring a warmly
too”), so Cowell asked viewers to submit romantic verse from Gucci
ideas online. Rebranded Fifth Harmony, Mane (“Got me showing off
they took third place and stepped off the my [engagement] ring like
show into a joint deal with Reid’s Epic I’m Jordan”) — reached No. 42
Records and Cowell’s Syco Music. on the Hot 100. Meanwhile,
But those are all tales of an earlier era, Cabello’s “Crying in the Club,”
before 2016, the group’s biggest year yet — which entered the charts
and the one that ended in shambles when, two weeks earlier, peaked at
exhausted and unfulfilled, 5H lost Camila No. 47. Both are still active on
Cabello to a solo career. Last year’s 7/27 the Mainstream Top 40 list.
debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, “Crying in the Club” Clockwise from top: Still
propelled by “Work From Home,” the is a wide-screen, Sia-style ballad and from Fifth Harmony’s
“Down” music video;
first top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit from “Down” is an airy dance track, but the two Hernandez, Kordei,
a girl group in nearly a decade. But the have more in common than just a chart Jauregui and Hansen
acrimonious December split made even trajectory: They’re both grown-up songs (from left) backstage
at the People’s Choice
bigger news, with 5H accusing Cabello for longtime professional “girls” now Awards in January, their
of quitting through her reps, and Cabello expected to be seductive women. The 5H first performance after
Cabello’s exit; still from
denying the accusations. It was... awkward. video, which racked up 21.6 million views Cabello’s “Crying in
“Try experiencing it,” retorts Jauregui in two weeks, even seems to offer some the Club” video.

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its predecessor even without Zayn Malik.
But the industry is perhaps kinder to boy
bands. As much as its music (and videos)
might be maturing, 5H is dedicating itself
to an idea almost radical in its innocence:
that four pop stars are better off as a single
group — albeit with a name that, at this
point, feels a bit silly. “The fans,” quips
Hernandez, “are our fifth member.”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, whose
15-year-old daughter Simone is “pretty
tight” with Hansen, says 5H is “aspirational
to so many young girls around the world.”
He adds, “Once the drama [of Cabello’s
exit] settles, instead of looking at it as a
devastating loss, I look at it as an amazing
opportunity for growth.”

WE’RE NOW INSIDE, aprons on, at The


Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories.
The women chat about how much they
love SZA’s Ctrl as they pioneer new ways to
Snapchat themselves, chopping scallions
for quesadillas, charring tandoori-style
chicken wings and deep-frying homemade
potato chips. Overseen by a chef named
Jamie, they share kitchen duties with

2
an almost psychic ease — except for the
cookies. The plan is for everyone to pitch
in on a batch of the classic chocolate-chip
variety, and that’s how it starts. But then
Jauregui asks for white chocolate, Hansen
requests pretzels, and Hernandez wants
her Texas pecans (she’s from San Antonio).
Soon one mixing bowl becomes four, and
Kordei is in the pantry foraging hazelnuts,
Rice Krispies and almond extract.
It’s a cute metaphor for how
5H’s members are cultivating their
independence not only from their
corporate minders but from one another.
It’s also woefully inadequate in addressing
Jauregui’s personal journey during the last
Ally Brooke “I was pretty blown away. They were hungry few months, starting with a declaration
Hernandez and excited and seemed like they had a she defiantly slid into an open letter
”I’m so proud of us,
serious new point to prove.” to Trump voters, which she wrote for
because we developed Those collaborators create “safe Billboard in November: “I am a bisexual
our voices as young,
spaces,” says Jauregui, where they can Cuban-American woman, and I am so
strong females.”
Hernandez wears a try ideas without fear of judgment. But proud of it ... I am proud to feel the whole
Sandro top and skirt, the world outside isn’t so cushy. Plenty spectrum of my feelings, and I will gladly
and Adornmonde and
Jennifer Meyer rings. of popular girl groups have lost members take the label of ‘bitch’ and ‘problematic’
and carried on, but none have found more for speaking my mind.”
success. En Vogue withered commercially In March, Jauregui shared photos
without Dawn Robinson. Destiny’s Child from a November “coming-out” shoot,
hit peak sales just before LeToya Luckett as photographer Nicole Cartolano
and LaTavia Roberson were ousted. And characterized it to MTV, with her then-
the one Spice Girls album that followed girlfriend Lucy Vives (daughter of
the departure of Geri Halliwell was an Colombian singer Carlos Vives). Her
abject flop. sexual identity has since cropped up
One Direction provides a hopeful in her music. Jauregui briefly made an
example — Made in the A.M. handily outsold appearance on the Hot 100 as a guest
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Dinah Jane
Hansen
”We’re young women
who want to enjoy life
rather than be locked up
in a studio 24 hours a day.”
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Asia tour, popping melatonin on the plane
and chugging coffee (a new habit) before
doing the cha-cha.
Hernandez recently dropped a summery
song with DJ duo Lost Kings and A$AP
Ferg. She also clocked a writing session
with Christian country-folk singer Cindy
Morgan and touts the acting career she
plans to launch this year. Hansen has an
unreleased RedOne cut featuring Fetty Wap
and French Montana, and she loves tennis
and jokes about becoming a volleyball star. copyrights and rights of publicity,” says
“I’m at a place where I’m continuing to LaPolt, who soon helped secure them new
identify myself,” she says. In other words: management with the preeminent firm
find her part in what could become a Maverick (Madonna, U2, Miley Cyrus).
multidisciplinary 5H empire. “Then I educated them about every
“Last year, we all learned a lesson agreement they signed, which [were] the
about mental health and making sure worst I’ve ever seen in the music business.”
you step away from something. It just LaPolt successfully transferred the Fifth
Lauren makes this stronger,” says Jauregui. “Fifth Harmony trademark from Cowell to the
­Jauregui Harmony is the home base,” offers Kordei, group, meaning the women now own the
”I’m grateful for all “where we always come back.” “Yasss,” name, along with the right to control how
the bullshit, because
says Hernandez. it is used and to profit from any deals. (The
it teaches you
how to progress.” Of course, when your break from work agreement — signed in April 2016, months
is more work, there isn’t much room for, ahead of Cabello’s exit — doesn’t name
like, life. They all describe their days as a Cabello in the “Fifth Harmony Partnership.”
“blur,” and Hansen says she doesn’t know “I don’t represent Camila,” is all LaPolt will
“what vacation means.” For those who say.) She then renegotiated 5H’s contract
keep asking: No, Kordei still hasn’t had with Epic, which she characterized as “a
a chance to go on that date with DWTS’ very adversarial” process.
Bonner Bolton. And in a quiet moment LaPolt and 5H stress that the group’s
in the kitchen, Hernandez confesses that relationship with Epic is now good. The
there’s nothing she wants more than to get women count among their “saviors” the
married. But the women don’t even have
How To Set A
on Halsey’s “Strangers,” which, as a label’s senior vp A&R Chris Anokute,
duet about an it’s-complicated same-sex homes apart from their families — the Girl Group Free who came onboard near the end of
romance, has inspired more than a few houses would sit empty. Lawyer Dina LaPolt making 7/27. (Reid left Epic in May amid
think pieces. works with Britney sexual-harassment allegations.) “We
Jauregui’s openness speaks not only to IT WAS ONLY 14 MONTHS AGO, in the Spears, Steven raised our voices,” says Hansen, “and to
Tyler and, since
the accepting nature of 5H but also to the middle of my interview with the group have someone in our corner like Chris,
2015, 5H, which she
potential for a mainstream girl group in for its first Billboard cover, that the same helped take control who believes in us, is the most important
an era where many minorities feel under four sitting here broke down in tears of its contracts and element to make the wheels go.”
attack. 5H is still a place for purity rings. detailing the extent of their fatigue and creativity Which allows 5H to meet the challenges
Hernandez is wearing a “TRUE LOVE stress. “Jesus Christ, dark times,” recalls of being Women of Pop in the late
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Where did you start?


WAITS” band. She and Kordei identify Jauregui, and they didn’t let up. The Me, Larry [Rudolph] and 20-teens. Rihanna, Katy Perry, Selena
as Christian, while Hansen is Mormon. same day Cabello’s exit was announced, Dan [Dymtrow, their Gomez and Lorde have all shown how
But all insist Jauregui’s expression is there was a leak of what seemed to be a managers] said, “What much artistry, agency and album-building
do you want to do?” And
“supported.” And Jauregui, who believes recording of Jauregui telling Hernandez matter. Basically, the band needs to
they were like, “Wow, no
in “the universe and a god source, like the band was treated like “literal slaves.” one ever asked us.”
pursue the authenticity Cabello secured
an energy,” seems content with this. But “I don’t know where that [audio] came by going it alone. The challenge is not
asked if she would be comfortable singing from,” says Jauregui, “but that’s what the They credit you with a lot only doing that in a group, but also while
about a relationship with a woman in a 5H game does to you sometimes: runs you of their progress. relying on familiar themes, like girl power,
We had a long-term
song, she says she doesn’t know, “because dry.” But it was a bit more than that. diversity, body positivity and inclusion.
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strategy for the girls,


it has to do with me personally. It doesn’t “We were little girls coming off of a TV which first and foremost
Jauregui is the first to admit she was
speak for everyone in the group, which show and had a team of people trying to included their emotional scared about 5H’s future without Cabello.
is its own entity as an artist. That’s the sculpt us into something we weren’t,” and mental health. “We’d put blood, sweat and tears — and
whole reason for doing your own thing.” says Hansen. “They took advantage, like, birthdays and funerals we missed — into
Is this the first album
Kordei has recently added a new chapter ‘Get in there and record this, you thing,’ ” this thing,” she says. “It’s our livelihoods
of many from the four-
to her story, too. She competed on Dancing says Jauregui. person 5H or the last one
and our families’. This is the train, and
With the Stars this past spring, returning to “If you’re told you can’t do something before they all go solo? now you’re like, ‘Is the conductor going to
a childhood passion. “I grew up dancing when there’s a creative desire to do it, It’s whatever they come through with the coals, or are we left
competitively and being in pageants, and that’s depressing,” says Geri Horner — nee want. They own their here to die?’ ” Hernandez says there were
brand now. The things
my grandma made all my costumes and Halliwell, aka Ginger Spice — who just “many therapy sessions.” Hansen, at least,
they want individually
dresses. I remember watching the show released her first single in 12 years. “Spice and as a group are not
quit worrying when they released their
on the couch with her, and she’d pause the Girls always wrote our own stuff, but I can mutually exclusive. Look first press photo as a quartet and everyone,
TV to create sketches based off what she relate to that.” at Steven Tyler, who including Ellen DeGeneres, started editing
saw,” she says. Kordei and her partner, Val The long road to liberation began with has a huge solo career themselves into the frame, “trying to
but at the same time, a
Chmerkovskiy, finished third, which is all 5H hiring outspoken music lawyer Dina recruit themselves into the squad.” Which
huge band he has been
the more impressive when you consider LaPolt at the end of 2015. “I sat the girls in for 45 years. You can
raises the question: Have they considered
that for the first three weeks she flew to in a hotel conference room and for five have it all, baby. This is bringing in a new member? They answer
the Los Angeles tapings direct from 5H’s hours educated them on trademarks, America! —C.M. in unison: “Heeeell naaaw!”
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Mega-tours still brought in the big bucks (the Beyhive definitely got in formation), but it was
streaming that fueled financial gains across the board for Billboard’s 50 top-earning acts of 2016
For the first time in nearly two decades, music industry revenue has royalties — to more artists in 2016. In addition to heritage artists with
increased for two straight years — and that’s good news for the highest older contracts and artists with joint-venture deals, some superstars are
earners on Billboard’s annual Money Makers list. In 2016, the 50 top commanding higher royalty rates for streaming, from 25 to 50 percent of
artists in U.S. sales, publishing, streaming and touring took home $890.7 revenue, according to business managers and label executives. Top acts
million, a staggering 34 percent increase over the past year’s total. who lean on streaming are now almost as handsomely rewarded as those
As usual, touring accounted for the majority of Money Makers income who focus on downloads and physical sales.
(nearly 75 percent), with take-home pay from live shows adding up to This year’s list has glaring absences — Taylor Swift, who topped the
BY E D CH RI ST MA N

$682.7 million. Royalties from both record sales and publishing also 2015, 2013 and 2011 lists, didn’t make the cut; neither did many Latin
increased (sales more significantly, by nearly 12 percent). artists (only Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony) or any dance artists
But it’s streaming that has pushed overall growth: Those royalties (more on that within). Yet 2016’s top three artists alone give a sense of
ballooned five-fold to nearly $90 million, thanks in part to the format’s the industry’s variety: the supernovas, like Beyoncé, who place high with
takeover — combined on-demand audio and video streams grew 39.2 each release and tour; the regular touring titans, like Bruce Springsteen;
percent in 2016, according to Nielsen Music. Billboard also applied the and the wild cards — this year, Guns N’ Roses at No. 2 — who can emerge
50 percent “superstar” rate — major stars get a larger cut of streaming from left field to rake in the dough.
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$42.2M $30.5M
SAL $804.9K PUB $415.2K SAL $2.0M PUB $951.7K
STR $167.5K TOU $40.9M STR $1.9M TOU $25.6M

The Boss had 2016’s second-highest-grossing tour, Even in light of Bieber’s impressive touring income,
yielding over $40 million for himself. He banked $1.4 his streaming power shines, as he racked up nearly
million in recording royalties, helped by sales of both as many on-demand video streams (1.2 billion) as
his catalog and a late-2015 box set celebrating the 35th audio streams (1.5 billion). He was also No. 3 in
anniversary of The River. LAST YEAR: N/A terrestrial radio spins. LAST YEAR: N/A

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$37.3M $27.3M
SAL $5.2M PUB $420.3K SAL $1.4M PUB $594.7K
Beyoncé STR $18.1M TOU $13.6M STR $2.1M TOU $23.3M

$62.1M [2016 TOTAL REVENUE] After dominating the charts last year, Drake led all acts Bryan can thank his fan club, the Nut House, for
in on-demand audio and video streams (6.8 billion), fueling ticket sales that generated the country star’s
SALES $4.3M PUBLISHING $1.3M
plus royalties with $23.7 million. Adding nearly $14 take-home pay of $23 million. The ninth-most-played
STREAMING $1.9M TOURING $54.7M million for his summer tour with Future, Drake danced act on the airwaves (with 1.1 million spins) added $4.1
Bow down to the Queen. Beyoncé slayed the away with over $37 million in 2016. LAST YEAR: 32 million in artist and songwriter royalties. LAST YEAR: 7
competition as 2016’s top Money Maker with a
mammoth $62.1 million — $20 million more than
the No. 2 act. The bulk of that payday stemmed
from her Formation World Tour, in support of
her sixth album, Lemonade, an all-stadium trek
that boasted DJ Khaled and Rae Sremmurd as
opening acts, not to mention Kendrick Lamar and

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husband JAY-Z as surprise guests at the MetLife
Stadium finale in East Rutherford, N.J. That tour

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sold 1.2 million tickets and grossed an industry-
leading $161 million across 32 North American
dates, but Bey didn’t stop there. Finishing in the
Adele Kanye West
top 15 in every category we measured, she was $37.0M $26.1M
one of only six artists to earn more than $1 million
SAL $4.9M PUB $2.6M SAL $926.0K PUB $2.2M
in each category and ranked sixth in total artist
royalties ($6.2 million). And while Lemonade STR $1.2M TOU $28.3M STR $7.6M TOU $15.4M
may have lost the Grammy for album of the year, The “Rolling in the Deep” singer is rolling in the dough. A no-show on 2015’s list, West ranks as the second-
it earned 2.2 million equivalent album units in Adele’s tour was 2016’s fourth-highest grossing, and highest-grossing rapper behind Drake, thanks in part
2016, according to Nielsen Music (and added she moved 2.2 million albums in the United States, to his $15 million take from the blockbuster Saint Pablo
260,000 more this year). LAST YEAR: N/A more than any other artist except Prince; she also Tour ($45 million). He’s second only to Drake in audio
clocked nearly 1.3 million radio spins. LAST YEAR: 9 on-demand streams, too (2 billion). LAST YEAR: N/A
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$42.3M $32.3M $25.4M
SAL $771.7K PUB $499.6K SAL $1.4M PUB $2.2M SAL $1.1M PUB $335.6K
STR $670.8K TOU $40.4M STR $2.7M TOU $26.0M STR $443.8K TOU $23.5M

What began with a secret show at the tiny Troubadour Sparked by the band’s performance at the Super Bowl Chesney’s haul included $23.5 million in take-home
in Los Angeles last April became GNR’s highest- 50 Halftime Show, Coldplay ranked No. 5 at the box pay from $69 million in ticket sales, making him the
grossing tour to date. Despite Axl Rose’s doubts, the office and raked in $26 million on the road in 2016, seventh-largest touring act in the United States in 2016.
tour is still ongoing, accounting for most of the group’s selling 323,000 copies of its Head Full of Dreams album He was also No. 15 in radio airplay (886,000 spins) and
$42 million in earnings in 2016. LAST YEAR: N/A in the United States in the process. LAST YEAR: N/A tallied nearly $2 million from recording. LAST YEAR: 2

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Garth Brooks
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Drake
The Piano Man played his way to $23.6 million in 2016, Metallica had a light touring year, but its Hardwired… The perennial Christmas touring titans grossed
$5.2M
primarily on the strength of his New York Madison to Self-Destruct (the band’s sixth No. 1 on the Billboard nearly $45 million at the box office, taking home $15.1
5
Square Garden residency. Just as impressive: $1.2 million 200) helped yield 2.7 million album and track sales, million themselves. And with 2016’s The Ghosts of
in artist and publishing royalties, plus a respectable 192 Adele making the group, which owns its own masters, No. 1 in Christmas Eve release, it also earned over $500,000 in
million audio on-demand streams. LAST YEAR: 4 $4.9M total royalties ($14.7 million). LAST YEAR: N/A album sale royalties alone. LAST YEAR: N/A
6

The Rolling Stones


$4.6M

12 7

Beyoncé
$4.3M
16 20
Rihanna 8 Paul McCartney Barbra Streisand
$22.3M AC/DC
$3.8M
$17.7M $15.8M
SAL $2.5M PUB $1.0M SAL $906.2K PUB $141.3K SAL $842.2K PUB $0.00
9
STR $7.6M TOU $11.2M STR $227.7K TOU $16.4M STR $22.5K TOU $14.9M
Twenty One Pilots
Rihanna put in plenty of work on the road in 2016, but $3.2M Road warrior Sir Paul pocketed over $16 million from Streisand hit No 1. on the Billboard 200 with Encore:
her streaming success was huge, too: She came in third 10 his $48 million-grossing 2016 One on One Tour. And Movie Partners Sing Broadway and generated nearly
in on-demand audio (2 billion) and first in on-demand Pentatonix despite no new releases, McCartney, who owns his $900,000 in artist royalties. But the bulk of the EGOT
video (1.3 billion), and earned $10.1 million in master $2.9M masters and wrote many of his hits, nabbed $1.3 legend’s revenue came from the stage: $14.9 million
recording royalties, ranking fourth. LAST YEAR: N/A million in artist and songwriting royalties. LAST YEAR: 33 from a $44 million box-office total. LAST YEAR: N/A

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Drake

13 17 21
$18.1M
2

Kanye West
Twenty One Pilots $7.60M Future AC/DC
$21.1M 3

Rihanna
$17.0M $15.0M
SAL $3.2M PUB $5.7M $7.57M SAL $1.1M PUB $828.9K SAL $3.8M PUB $758.6K
STR $6.1M TOU $6.0M 4 STR $1.1M TOU $13.9M STR $1.2M TOU $9.2M

The alt-rockers’ recorded-music and publishing The Weeknd The first artist with back-to-back Billboard 200 No. 1 A touring behemoth, the band netted $27.2 million in
royalties alone (at $15 million) would have ensured $6.2M debuts in successive weeks, Future earned nearly $14 2016 from ticket sales, nabbing a take of $9.2 million.
them a place in this year’s rankings. For publishing, 5 million as Drake’s Summer Sixteen Tour co-headliner But because the rockers also own their recorded
the “Stressed Out” hitmakers rank No. 1; they were Twenty One Pilots and ranked in the top 10 in on-demand audio (1.5 masters, they enjoy much higher royalties than their
also 2016’s third-most-streamed act. LAST YEAR: N/A $6.1M billion) and video (1.1 billion) streams. LAST YEAR: N/A peers, bringing in another $5.8 million. LAST YEAR: 24

J. Cole
$4.4M
7

Kevin Gates
$4.3M

14 18 22
Carrie Underwood 8
Garth Brooks Dixie Chicks
$19.9M Eminem $16.02M $14.8M
$4.1M SAL $7.6M PUB $119.5K SAL $374.1K PUB $56.3K
SAL $1.3M PUB $340.8K
9
STR $494.0K TOU $17.8M STR $75.6K TOU $8.2M STR $105.8K TOU $14.2M
Ariana Grande
The superstar crisscrossed the country in 2016 on a $3.7M The country legend is a sales and touring giant. Despite They haven’t released a new album in over a decade, so
$52.3 million-grossing tour, snaring the last spot on a strong initial opposition to streaming, including for combined artist and publishing royalties barely cleared
10
the top 10 list of live U.S. acts. That translated to $17.8 2016’s comeback LP, Gunslinger, he still managed to half a million. But the Chicks remain a top touring act:
million for Underwood, whose recorded music netted Young Thug ring up $75,000 in streaming royalties via an exclusive 2016’s globe-spanning DCX MMXVI trek earned them
her another $2.1 million in royalties. LAST YEAR: N/A $3.1M fourth-quarter deal with Amazon Music. LAST YEAR: N/A $14.2 million in the United States. LAST YEAR: N/A

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Florida Georgia Line Maroon 5
$14.6M $13.5M
SAL $1.5M PUB $590.7K SAL $746.0K PUB $1.5M
STR $2.0M TOU $10.5M STR $2.1M TOU $9.2M

Newcomers to the list caused the duo’s ranking to slip, Maroon 5 fell from its top 10 spot in 2015 with lower
but it still posted stronger numbers across the board touring, publishing and sales numbers, down nearly
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than in 2015, including $1.5 million in sales royalties, $2 million in the lattermost category. But the band’s
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higher than fellow country powerhouses Luke Bryan streaming numbers saw a bump thanks to the Kendrick
and Carrie Underwood. LAST YEAR: 19 Lamar-featuring “Don’t Wanna Know.” LAST YEAR: 10

DANCE MUSIC’S
LOW-KEY MOGULS 24 28

W
here are the DJs on the Money Makers Dave Matthews Band Zac Brown Band
list? Like their rock, pop and hip-hop $14.4M $12.8M
counterparts, dance artists rake in a majority SAL $280.5K PUB $261.7K SAL $745.6K PUB $463.5K
of income from performing, but those
STR $180.2K TOU $13.7M STR $1.2M TOU $10.4M
earnings are rarely reported in full to Billboard Boxscore,
A mainstay on this list thanks to its devoted live As they prepped a new album, 2017’s Welcome Home,
due to live dates that favor casino clubs, festivals and
following, DMB bettered its 2015 touring total by the Atlantan country crew made money on the road,
overseas gigs not counted in the Money Makers’ calculus, nearly half a million with its 25th-anniversary summer between a handful of dates wrapping 2015’s Jekyll and
which uses only U.S. data. But using a combination of U.S. tour. Though it was a stronger year for live acts, the Hyde Tour and then another 45 North American shows
earnings from sales, streaming and publishing, plus touring band still slipped nine spots overall. LAST YEAR: 13 on the 2016 Black Out the Sun outing. LAST YEAR: N/A
estimates based on interviews with industry insiders,
Billboard ranks Calvin Harris as the highest-paid DJ of
2016, with a take-home of roughly $28 million — placing
him between Justin Bieber (No. 7) and Luke Bryan (No. 8).
In 2016, Harris (the top dance artist on Forbes’ recent list
of the 100 richest celebrities) made a combined $2.4 million
in publishing, sales and streaming, thanks to hits “This Is
What You Came For,” featuring Rihanna, and “My Way.” Last
April, he became the first DJ to headline Coachella, for a
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low-seven-figure fee, according to insiders. While he played Jason Aldean Black Sabbath
only a handful of U.S. festivals in 2016, his partnership with $14.3M $12.4M
Las Vegas powerhouse Hakkasan Group more than made SAL $1.2M PUB $25.1K SAL $633.9K PUB $288.1K
up for it, with over 40 shows at its Hakkasan, Omnia and Wet
STR $1.4M TOU $11.7M STR $220.0K TOU $11.3M
Republic properties. “Calvin is obviously a cornerstone of our
The country star’s touring numbers sagged by over $5 Black Sabbath’s touring prowess accounted for its
Las Vegas nightclub business,” says Hakkasan Group CEO
million in 2016, thanks to fewer dates on his We Were presence here: The band grossed $33 million, bringing
Nick McCabe. Though Harris’ management and Hakkasan Here Tour than on 2015’s Burn It Down trek. But his home over $11 million from its The End Tour. But as
reps declined to comment on his fees, nightlife industry streaming numbers tripled, likely due to his catalog the name of Sabbath’s most recent outing suggests,
sources confirm he could make upward of $500,000 per returning to Spotify in late 2015. LAST YEAR: 11 that 2016 tour was its last. LAST YEAR: N/A
show, plus a hefty cut of the bar profits.
Unlike traditional acts’ labor- and gear-intensive outings,
DJs can play multiple shows with only a USB drive and an
overnight bag. “A DJ’s touring staff is rarely more than five
people,” says Deckstar Management co-founder Matt Colon,
whose roster includes Steve Aoki. “A DJ can make $50,000

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to $100,000 a night with less than $5,000 in expenses, while
a band can make the same and barely break even.”
That means hefty take-homes for Harris — and for his
competition. While his 2016 artist and music publishing Phish blink-182
royalties totaled only $249,000, Dutch veteran Tiësto, who $13.7M $12.19M
also has a Hakkasan residency, played over 80 shows in the
SAL $128.6K PUB $54.8K SAL $1.0M PUB $792.8K
United States alone. Meanwhile, relative newcomers The
STR $33.5K TOU $13.5M STR $1.4M TOU $9.0M
Chainsmokers led dance with a combined $3.7 million in
Phish released its 13th album in 2016, but that wasn’t After replacing Tom DeLonge in 2015, blink-182
sales, publishing and streaming, along with over 110 U.S.
what moved the needle. Selling 647,000 tickets staged a 2016 comeback with California, its first
shows. With a three-year Wynn Nightlife residency kicking across 40 shows brought in 98.5 percent of the band’s album since 2011. The LP, plus the band’s catalog,
off, plus a U.S. arena tour, the duo could knock Harris off his revenue, more than enough to keep Trey Anastasio’s netted nearly 544 million combined on-demand
throne as early as next year. —JACK TREGONING crew bouncing along the road. LAST YEAR: N/A streams, spurring the band’s earnings. LAST YEAR: N/A

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Jennifer Lopez Keith Urban
$12.17M $11.4M
SAL $139.2K PUB $17.5K SAL $1.3M PUB $374.6K
STR $223.5K TOU $11.8M STR $898.1K TOU $8.9M

Lopez’s lion’s share comes from her residency at the Urban’s eighth studio album, Ripcord, accounted for
Axis at Planet Hollywood — the most successful Las 412,000 of his 493,000 album sales in 2016, while
Vegas residency of 2016, with a gross of $34.6 million. track sales hit 2 million and combined on-demand
That earned Lopez $11.8 million and a spot on this streams were just shy of 362 million. Nearly $9 million
year’s list without releasing an album. LAST YEAR: N/A from touring rounded out his take. LAST YEAR: N/A

R&B AND HIP-HOP


GO ALL THE WAY UP
32 36
B
eyoncé, Drake, Kanye West: It may not seem sur-
prising to see three of R&B and hip-hop’s biggest
names in the Money Makers top 10. But it’s the first
Elton John The Rolling Stones time since the 2006 inaugural list that so many
$12.11M $10.86M artists from those genres have placed that high. With
SAL $721.7K PUB $250.1K SAL $4.6M PUB $518.0K
Rihanna, Future and The Weeknd also making the top 50
(nearly double the number of R&B and hip-hop stars on
STR $490.3K TOU $10.6M STR $791.0K TOU $5.0M
last year’s ranking), several metrics point to 2016 as the
While Sir Elton’s record sales were sluggish in 2016 The Stones almost matched their box-office booty
year the genres turned a corner.
— his entire discography topped out around 300,000 with sales-derived royalties, up from $1.4 million
units — he made his strongest gain on the road. The in sales in 2015. The band’s first album since 2005,
So what’s driving R&B and hip-hop to ever-more
year netted him $12.1 million, $1.5 million of that Blue & Lonesome, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard lucrative heights? In a year when hip-hop and R&B
from artist and songwriter royalties. LAST YEAR: 15 200, a record-setting 37th top 10 effort. LAST YEAR: 3 albums ruled the Billboard 200 for 28 weeks, on-demand
streaming exploded. Of the 15 artists who earned 1 billion
on-demand audio streams in the United States in 2016,
11 were R&B/hip-hop acts; the three who surpassed
2 billion are the same trio in the Money Makers top 10.
“For kids today, streaming is the end-all, be-all,” says
Dee Sonaram, executive vp rhythmic promotion at 300

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Entertainment, which has seen viral streaming success
with Fetty Wap and Migos. “Labels were looking at pop
and dance music, and it almost seemed like hip-hop was
Dead & Company Céline Dion the bastard child. Streaming and playlists have really
$12.07M $10.85M brought it to the forefront.”
SAL $567.8K PUB $256.5K SAL $499.7K PUB $4.6K
According to Nielsen Music’s 2016 year-end report,
on-demand audio streams were up 76.4 percent to 251.9
STR $212.5K TOU $11.0M STR $142.5K TOU $10.2M
billion; of those, 28 percent were R&B and hip-hop tracks,
This act is all about the road, with a $32 million U.S. Dion, who lost both her husband and brother within
much higher than rock (20 percent) and pop (14 percent).
box-office gross translating into $11 million in take- two days in 2016, released a new album, and her Las
home pay. Its catalog still produces album sales Vegas residency at Caesars Palace boosted her live
That’s not likely to change: In the first half of 2017, that
(280,000 units), but track sales (238,000 downloads) income to $10.2 million. She added $647,000 from number increased to 30 percent. Streaming services are
and streaming (118 million) are meager. LAST YEAR: 6 artist royalties. LAST YEAR: 25 also pumping marketing dollars into the live business:
Apple Music produced Drake and Future’s Summer
Sixteen Tour, the highest-grossing hip-hop trek of all time.
And while all that streaming generates revenue, it’s also
pulling in crucial data.
“Because of streaming analytics, we can strategically
route tours on a market-by-market basis,” says Cara Lewis,

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the Cara Lewis Group founder whose clients include
Eminem, Chance the Rapper and Bryson Tiller. Artists
and their teams can then zero in on where their fans are
David Bowie Def Leppard and promote accordingly. “When you can see your top 10
$11.5M $10.81M markets right off the bat, it takes the guesswork out,” says
Sonaram. “It’s taken over the game in every way.” —D.R.
SAL $9.5M PUB $863.8K SAL $408.1K PUB $191.2K
STR $1.1M TOU $0.00 STR $116.5K TOU $10.1M
METHODOLOGY: Money Makers was compiled with Nielsen Music and Billboard Boxscore, using 2016 U.S. data only.
All revenue figures cited are Billboard estimates and may not equal the sum of the subcategories due to rounding.
After Bowie’s death in January 2016, his estate saw a The rockers released their 11th album in 2015, though Revenue from merchandising, synchronization and sponsorship is not included. The following royalty rates, minus
a 4 percent producer’s fee, were used: album and track sales, 22 percent of retail revenue and streaming revenue,
boom in business, with nearly 1.3 million album sales their catalog earned just 48 million on-demand but if the artists owned their masters, 66 percent of wholesale. Publishing royalties were estimated using statutory
mechanical rates for album and track sales; the Copyright Royalty Board streaming formula; and an average of $2.50
and 387 million on-demand streams. His artist and streams and 14,000 digital album sales. But 172,000 per play for hit radio and 60 cents per play for heritage spins. For labels’ direct deals with interactive services, blended
audio and video rates of, respectively, $0.0063 and $0.0021 were used. (A 10 percent manager’s fee was deducted
songwriting royalties for the year rang in at $11.5 million, physical units and a box-office gross of $29.7 million from each category.) Touring revenue, after the manager’s cut, equals 34 percent of an act’s Boxscore. The top 15
lists for sales royalties were calculated based on physical and digital albums and track sales; streaming royalties
due to the estate owning his catalog. LAST YEAR: N/A made all the difference in 2016. LAST YEAR: N/A consist of on-demand audio and video streams, and estimated royalties from webcasting, SiriusXM and Music Choice.

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PUBLISHING

Twenty One Pilots


$5.7M

39 43 2

Adele 47
$2.6M
Britney Spears Pearl Jam 3
Selena Gomez
$10.7M $9.3M Kanye West $8.8M
$2.2M
SAL $659.0K PUB $52.4K SAL $421.8K PUB $405.8K SAL $837.1K PUB $55.2K
4
STR $456.6K TOU $9.5M STR $184.7K TOU $8.3M STR $2.1M TOU $5.8M
Coldplay
Spears’ Las Vegas residency helped push her live A quarter century after the band’s debut, Ten, Pearl $2.1M Gomez’s sales and streaming royalties remained
take-home pay to $9.5 million, while new album Jam’s catalog racked up 562,000 track sales and 216 strong last year, even though her last album, Revival,
5
Glory contributed to $1.2 million in royalties, with 529 million streams to the tune of $1 million in royalties. came out in October 2015. Her 2016 arena tour made
Taylor Swift
million combined on-demand streams and 250,000 Selling 351,000 tickets across just 16 U.S. shows up the bulk of her revenue, with 248,000 U.S. ticket
$1.6M
album sales total across her catalog. LAST YEAR: 22 proved the act remains in demand. LAST YEAR: N/A sales generating a $17 million gross. LAST YEAR: N/A
6

Maroon 5
$1.55M
7

J. Cole
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$1.54M

40 44 48
8

Metallica
$1.51M

Marc Anthony Journey James Taylor


9

Meghan Trainor
$9.9M $9.2M $1.32M $8.3M
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SAL $146.2K PUB $5.3K SAL $835.2K PUB $588.2K SAL $364.9K PUB $172.8K
STR $195.8K TOU $9.5M STR $211.2K TOU $7.6M STR $256.9K TOU $7.5M

The only mostly Spanish-language act on the list, The ’70s hitmakers hit paydirt touring with The Doobie Taylor’s revenue is largely derived from live income
Anthony’s robust touring schedule earned him his spot. Brothers and selling over 500,000 tickets in the United 10 — his recorded-music earnings only account for 10
In the United States alone, he sold 221,000 tickets, States. Sales royalties helped: The band’s Greatest Hits Major Lazer percent of his $8.3 million total. Taylor’s bottom line
grossing $28 million and keeping a hefty $9.5 million, a stayed on the Billboard 200 for 450 nonconsecutive $1.29M still got a boost from nearly 170,000 album sales,
$3 million jump over 2015. LAST YEAR: 37 weeks, the fifth-most of all time. LAST YEAR: N/A though streaming royalties were low. LAST YEAR: N/A

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Beyoncé

41 45 $54.7M
2 49
Bruce Springsteen
Blake Shelton Jimmy Buffett $40.9M Stevie Nicks
$9.8M $9.1M 3
$8.21M
Guns N’ Roses
SAL $1.7M PUB $24.8K SAL $423.1K PUB $131.9K SAL $209.9K PUB $83.4K
$40.4M
STR $1.4M TOU $6.7M STR $119.2K TOU $8.5M STR $91.2K TOU $7.8M
4

Honesty appears to be the best policy for Shelton, While his album sales totaled 200,000 units, largely from Adele With streaming royalties under $100,000, Nicks’
whose 2016 LP, If I’m Honest, scored him his fifth No. 1 2016’s ’Tis the Season, a sluggish switch to streaming $28.3M return to the stage secured her spot on this list. Her
on Top Country Albums. A total of 931,000 album could mean storm clouds ahead for Buffett’s revenue. 5
24 Karat Tour earned $23 million at the box office
sales and 582 million on-demand streams largely fed But a $25 million gross across 24 shows means there’s with $7.8 million in take-home pay, and she pocketed
Coldplay
his $3.1 million in artist royalties. LAST YEAR: N/A no reason to pack up the tequila yet. LAST YEAR: N/A $66,000 from Fleetwood Mac. LAST YEAR: N/A
$26.0M
6

Justin Bieber
$25.6M
7

Kenny Chesney
$23.5M

42 46 8

Luke Bryan
$23.2M
50
The Weeknd Sia 9 Pentatonix
$9.4M $8.9M Billy Joel
$22.4M
$8.20M
SAL $2.1M PUB $1.1M SAL $1.4M PUB $1.1M SAL $2.9M PUB $449.4K
10
STR $6.2M TOU $0.00 STR $985.4K TOU $5.5M STR $465.5K TOU $4.4M
Carrie Underwood
The Weeknd didn’t play a U.S. show in 2016, yet he The Australian songstress was No. 15 in publishing $17.8M Even though Pentatonix grossed $12.8 million at the
still racked up 1.9 billion on-demand audio streams, royalties, buoyed by her 2016 set, This Is Acting. box office, the a cappella group needed a boost from
the fourth-most of the year. He also made the top 10 in “Cheap Thrills” was her first Hot 100 No. 1, but the recorded music to make the list. With $2.9 million in
track sales (3.8 million) and terrestrial radio spins (1.2 bulk of her earnings, $5.5 million, came from her 23- total artist royalties from sales, Pentatonix sold the
million) as his Starboy album kicked in. LAST YEAR: 28 date arena tour. LAST YEAR: N/A fifth-most albums of any artist in 2016. LAST YEAR: N/A

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Class Of 2017: Music Law Schools FORDHAM UNIVERSITY


SCHOOL OF LAW
CITY New York
Inside the 12 storied institutions that are producing the music industry’s next generation ENROLLMENT 993
of top-tier entertainment litigators, as they navigate the ever-evolving record biz TUITION AND FEES $85,586 per year

BY CATHY APPLE FE LD OLSON This fall, Fordham Law will launch a new

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entrepreneurial law clinic where students
can gain hands-on experience geared
EHIND THE SUCCESS students with a detailed account of his toward providing insights about business
of every artist — from the career in an interview with Cardozo and innovation. The clinic will benefit
industry mainstays and alumna Julie Swidler, executive vp students planning a career in the music
chart-toppers to rising business affairs/general counsel at Sony industry and complement the school’s
stars — is a lawyer fielding Music Entertainment. deep curriculum in contract law, business
the deals and disputes ALUMNI Jason Boyarski, partner, Boyarski and corporate law, finance and intellectual
that are a constant part of today’s ever- Fritz; John LaBarre, senior counsel, Google property. Among the specialized courses:
evolving music business. With the rise a class in entertainment law taught by
of new business models and the growing BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL Derek Dessler, whose career includes 14
dependence on brand licensing and CITY Brooklyn years with Universal Music Group.
streaming, attorneys are more important ENROLLMENT 814 ALUMNI Michelle Jubelirer, COO, Capitol
than ever. The scope of their legal TUITION AND FEES $63,266 per year Music Group; Paul Robinson, executive vp/
expertise is also wider, moving beyond general counsel, Warner Music Group
issues of contract law to questions of Brooklyn Law offers both an entertainment
intellectual property in the digital age and law course and an entertainment law HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
social justice in entertainment. workshop, plus a certificate in IP, media CITY Cambridge, Mass.
At which law schools do the top music and information law. Its Brooklyn ENROLLMENT 1,771
counselors gain expertise? These 12 stand Entertainment & Sports Law Society student TUITION AND FEES $66,142 per year
out as the alma maters of the majority of group educates members on current legal
music’s most accomplished litigators. issues in the entertainment industry and Alumni who represent music artists will
provides networking opportunities for be on the bill for a two-day arts festival
BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO SCHOOL members and alumni with an interest in in September celebrating Harvard Law’s
OF LAW entertainment law. The school also hosts bicentennial year. The fest will include
CITY New York entertainment business-focused events, performances by clients represented
ENROLLMENT 803 such as a screening of A&E series The by the school’s long-running Recording
TUITION AND FEES $58,764 per year Killing Season, accompanied by a Q&A with Artists Project, a legal-services clinic
filmmakers Josh Zeman and Rachel Mills. through which students provide pro bono
FORDHAM: COURTESY OF FORDHAM LAW SCHOOL. JUBELIRER: LESTER COHEN.

Cardozo’s FAME Center — comprising ALUMNAE Nicole George-Middleton, senior legal services for Boston-area musicians.
fashion, arts, media and entertainment vp membership, ASCAP; Nneka Norville, RAP and the Committee on Sports &
— added new courses in 2017 in senior public affairs manager, BET Networks Entertainment Law complement such
international intellectual property, courses as a new music and digital media
intellectual property licensing and CORNELL LAW SCHOOL class, which under Professor Christopher
drafting, and negotiation in sports and CITY Ithaca, N.Y. Bavitz explores music and the way legal
Top: Exterior of
entertainment to its roster of 20 other ENROLLMENT 609 Fordham University principles manifest themselves in practice
music business-related classes. The TUITION AND FEES $86,771 per year School of Law in New in the music industry.
York. Above: Fordham
school continues to amp up its speaker alum Jubelirer, Capitol
ALUMNUS Horacio Gutierrez, general
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LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL robust class offerings, including “Intro to


CITY Los Angeles Intellectual Property” and “Fundamentals
ENROLLMENT 773 of Internet Law,” among the course Darling Law Library at the UCLA School of Law in California.
TUITION AND FEES $55,110 per year schedule. Given the storied campus’
history of activism, the curriculum aptly the fourth year running for the school. Its
“Music Law,” “Cyber and Intellectual comprises such courses as “Social Justice Ziffren Center for Media, Entertainment,
Property Crimes” and “Licensing in a Issues in Entertainment and Media Law,” Technology and Sports Law, established
Global Context” are among the courses which considers the underrepresentation in 2015, offers students opportunities to
offered at Loyola, which features a of people of color in Hollywood. One of 14 work with scholars and practitioners, gain
concentration in both entertainment law schools and colleges at UC Berkeley, the insights from UCLA alumni and secure
and intellectual property law. The school’s law school last November welcomed Irving internship programs with studios, labels,
student-run Entertainment & Sports Law Azoff as a presenter during “Artists’ Rights talent agencies and other organizations.
Society hosts regular events, including in the Era of YouTube,” part of its Law and Since 1976, UCLA Law has hosted an
2016’s Techtainment 2.0: Technology & Tech speaker series. annual entertainment symposium — this
Entertainment symposium, hosted with ALUMNUS Jeffrey Harleston, general year titled Adapting to Rapid Change.
the L.A. County Bar. counsel/executive vp business and legal af- ALUMNUS John Frankenheimer, partner,
ALUMNI Bill Colitre, vp/GM, Music Reports; fairs, Universal Music Group Loeb & Loeb
Damian Elahi, senior vp, business and legal,
Warner Bros. Records UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
LOS ANGELES SCHOOL OF LAW SCHOOL OF LAW
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Hollywood Reporter’s list of entertainment School of Music, Miami Law offers a
Music law students at UC Berkeley find law schools in the United States in 2017, course in music law for upper-level

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Congratulates Alumnus


Richard S. Busch ’82, Partner, King & Ballow
on Being Named to Billboard’s Music Industry Top Lawyers 2017 List!

AT LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL, LOS ANGELES, MUSIC LAW IS AT THE TOP OF OUR PLAY LIST:
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lawyer without becoming one; Juris Doctor (JD) via Day and • Loyola alumni counsel dozens of recording companies and
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business and entertainment industries,
a master’s in arts presenting and live
music or entertainment law. Its Detkin
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$118K
2016 median
and the Beverly Hills Bar Association host
the annual USC Institute on Entertainment
Law & Business, which recently featured
entertainment management, and bono advice in such areas as copyrights, annual salary for Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos
lawyers in all fields
degrees in entertainment, arts and patents and licensing. Students also can as its keynote speaker.

$56.81
sports law. Former Loeb & Loeb partner get involved in such organizations as the ALUMNI Tracy Anne Moore, vp business
Harold Flegelman leads the music and Penn Law Entertainment & Sports Law affairs, Curb Records; Robert Windom, chief
entertainment curriculum, which includes Society and Y’Allsa, a student-led group content counsel, Apple
2016 median hourly rate
copyright, trademark and antitrust. for country music enthusiasts.

43.8K
Additionally, Miami Law and the American ALUMNI David Jacoby, senior vp business YALE LAW SCHOOL
Bar Association co-presented a two-day and legal affairs, Sony Music; Drew Shoals, CITY New Haven, Conn.
international symposium on the worlds of drummer for Train ENROLLMENT 632
The projected numeric
music, film, TV and sports. increase in employment
TUITION AND FEES $62,170 per year
ALUMNI Leslie Zigel, chair, Greenspoon UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN from 2014 to 2024
Marder’s entertainment law group; Michael CALIFORNIA GOULD Data compiled from the The country’s top law school — again —
SCHOOL OF LAW
U.S. Department of Labor’s
Gaid, associate counsel, Ultra Music Festival Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017, according to U.S. News & World
CITY Los Angeles Report, Yale integrates subject matters
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA ENROLLMENT 649 pertaining to music law among its
LAW SCHOOL TUITION AND FEES $62,712 per year general curriculum. Intellectual property,
CITY Philadelphia corporate law and contracts are among the
ENROLLMENT 749 New this year to USC Gould’s Media, focus of relevant courses. The Information
TUITION AND FEES $63,364 per year Entertainment & Technology Law Society Project, under the umbrella of
program are a music law course — where media law, focuses on issues including
Penn Law offers more than a dozen students apply contract and copyright copyright, media law and privacy.
courses — including intellectual property law to hypothetical scenarios that recur in ALUMNUS John Tehranian, founding
transactions and patent-law litigation — publishing, recording and live performance partner, One LLP
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is the go-to attorney for many top label


executives, including Republic Records
chairman/CEO Monte Lipman and
president/COO Avery Lipman, RCA
president/COO Tom Corson and UMG
Nashville CEO Mike Dungan, for whom
he negotiated a new deal in 2016. (Full
disclosure: He also represents Billboard
parent company Eldridge Industries.)
Last summer, Katz negotiated a
$600 million pact to keep the Grammy
Awards and additional Recording Academy
programming on CBS through 2026. During
this year’s Grammy weekend, he finalized,
with Tim McGraw’s attorney Rusty Jones,
a new record deal with Sony Music for
McGraw and his wife, Faith Hill.
As co-counsel to the Michael Jackson
estate, Katz worked with the estate’s co-
executors, John Branca and John McClain,
on Sony Corp.’s $750 million acquisition
of the estate’s 50 percent share of Sony/
ATV Music Publishing.
After five decades in the South, Katz has
adopted the region’s warmth and charm,
which combined with the Bronx native’s
street smarts helped him navigate his way
into the entertainment business. Shortly
after Katz hung out his shingle in Atlanta,
in 1971, James Brown’s business manager
introduced him to the singer, who wanted
a lawyer based in the South who knew

Top Music Lawyers 2017 nothing about entertainment law. Katz


qualified on both counts. Not knowing what
he shouldn’t ask for, he negotiated a deal
with PolyGram and earned the Godfather
These 61 keen legal minds are on the front lines of copyright fights and superstar deals, of Soul’s lasting trust. Other clients
led by the Bronx-born, Atlanta-based attorney who circles the world for his A-list clients followed, including Willie Nelson, Jimmy
Buffett, George Strait and Julio Iglesias,
BY MELINDA NEWMAN who got Katz hooked on wine collecting.
Not surprisingly, as one of the most
connected attorneys in the music industry,
L AW YER OF THE YEAR Katz’s influence extends to Washington,
D.C. In June, Katz met with longtime pal
JOEL KATZ, 73 Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) about “where
Chairman of the global entertainment and media practice, Greenberg Traurig; the music industry is going,” he says.
University of Tennessee College of Law Katz is quick to point out that his reach

K
accommodates both sides of the aisle,
ATZ REELS OFF FLIGHT Sony Music Entertainment. In January, noting his friendship with Rep. Steny Hoyer
times from his Atlanta he traveled to Gabon, where his client, of Maryland, the Democratic whip.
home base like a baseball the Gabonese Republic, is building the Katz, who rises at 5:30 a.m. every day
fan spouts stats: an hour African Music Institute with Boston’s and estimates he spends 10 hours a day
and 32 minutes to New Berklee College of Music. on the phone, took on the chairmanship
York; an hour and 12 “Music is not just about the United of the T.J. Martell Foundation earlier this
minutes to Washington, D.C.; and four States,” says Katz, a father of two adult year, following the death of his longtime
hours even to Los Angeles. children who spends up to 50 percent of his client, Tony Martell. It’s one of his many
Billboard’s Lawyer of the Year certainly time on the road. “If you’re sincere about philanthropic endeavors. “If you’ve been
goes the distance. He went to China to being a lawyer who understands what Katz (center) joined blessed, really blessed, like I have by being
meet with clients Alibaba and Baidu, makes this stuff work in these locations, McGraw (left) and in an industry that is full of great stars and
Hill at the opening
and to Russia for United Music Agency, you’ve got to go there and meet the players, of their Soul2Soul great events,” he says, “you have some
COURTESY OF JOEL KATZ

with whom he negotiated an agreement just like you [need to] know them in New World Tour at the social and philanthropic responsibility to
Smoothie King
to license music from Universal Music York, Los Angeles and Nashville.” Center in New
use those relationships to create goodness
Group (UMG), Warner Music Group and It’s in those music capitals where Katz Orleans on April 7. as best that you can.”

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MUSIC GROUPS, seeing the growth in their revenue streams


SENIOR GENER AL COUNSEL they haven’t seen up to now.” Swidler is
also helping to steer SME’s royalty-tracking
JEFFREY HARLESTON, 56 portal, which will eventually dovetail with
General counsel/executive vp business sales and marketing tools. “It’s all
and legal affairs, Universal Music Group; about transparency,” she says.
UC Berkeley School of Law
MUSIC GROUPS,
Universal, the world’s leading CORPOR ATE COUNSEL
music company, and Spotify,
the globe’s biggest streaming WADE LEAK, 54
service, announced a Senior vp/deputy general counsel, Sony Harleston and Tori Kelly both sides when we started out,” says
attended Capitol Music’s
worldwide, multiyear licensing agreement Music Entertainment; Columbia Law School
daylong premiere of new
Levy. “When I see where we ended up, it’s
in April that followed two-and-a-half years JEFF WALKER, 53 music at the ArcLight quite remarkable.” McMullan pursues
of negotiations that Harleston led for UMG. Executive vp/head of business and legal Hollywood in 2015. UMG’s actions to protect its copyrights
“I think it’s fair to say that it’s the most affairs, global digital business, SME; Harvard online. He echoes criticism of the Digital
significant streaming deal in the music Law School Millennium Copyright Act as creating

KELLY: ERIC CHARBONNEAU. HARLESTON: GREGG DEGUIRE/WIREIMAGE. ROBINSON: JIMMY FONTAINE. SWIDLER, LEAK, WALKER: COURTESY OF SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. LEVY, MCMULLAN: COURTESY OF UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP. LEVITAN: RICK DIAMOND/GETTY IMAGES. MANESS, TAPPE: ALEX SCHAEFER. AGUIRRE: COURTESY OF NMPA.
industry,” says the father of four. The “uncertainty in that very area that is
agreement gives UMG more access to Leak uses his [bringing] growth for the business”:
Spotify data to increase its engagement antipiracy acumen digital music. With courts failing to
with fans. “We can actually decide what to protect the rights resolve conflicts, he says, “we’re coming
content we want on a paid environment of SME artists, like to the point where legislative reform
versus a free, ad-supported environment. when he had SME join industry efforts to should be considered.”
That’s a significant accomplishment.” quickly shut down the free-streaming app
Aurous. “The actions send a message to the MARYROSE MANESS*
PAUL ROBINSON, 59 marketplace of potential services that Senior vp/chief employment and corporate
Executive vp/general counsel, Warner Music you’ve got to do it the right way,” he says. infrastructure counsel, Warner Music Group;
Group; Fordham University School of Law Walker oversees a content-protection Seton Hall Law School
group that encourages SME’s digital music TRENT TAPPE, 50
While he didn’t get to hang out partners to encrypt their streams. Illegal Senior vp/chief corporate governance and
with Jimmy Page and Robert duplication of streams, says Walker, “has securities counsel/chief compliance officer,
Plant, Robinson spearheaded become the No. 1 antipiracy concern.” WMG; Columbia Law School
Led Zeppelin’s successful
defense in the copyright-infringement suit NICOLA LEVY, 44 Maness recently
that claimed “Stairway to Heaven” copied Global head of digital business affairs, helped move
portions of Spirit’s instrumental jam Universal Music Group; Faculty of Law, WMG’s shared
“Taurus,” saving the WMG-signed University of Cambridge services, including
superstars millions in potential damages. ALASDAIR McMULLAN, 52 royalty administration, from New York
“Our musicologists actually had a keyboard Senior vp/global head of litigation, UMG; and Burbank to Nashville. (Moves like
in the courtroom and played things to the Columbia Law School that helped WMG boost its 2016 cash
jury,” says Robinson, who started his music flow from $222 million to $342 million,
career as an MTV legal intern in the early Levy played a key From left: Ken Levitan according to its financial reports.) Tappe
’80s. “They were trying to show both role, alongside of Vector Management, has been with WMG since 2003 and
Trisha Yearwood and
pieces had ascending chromatic basslines, UMG’s Harleston, Swidler at the opening helped launch its initial public offering.
but so do thousands of other songs.” in negotiating of the Country Music Previously, he notes, “there was no
Hall of Fame and
UMG’s landmark deal with Spotify. Museum’s Yearwood
stand-alone [major] public music
JULIE SWIDLER, 59 “There were pretty entrenched views on exhibit in 2015. company.” More recently, Tappe worked
Executive vp business affairs/general on refinancing $2 billion in corporate
counsel, Sony Music Entertainment; debt, saving $20 million in
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law annual interest.

Swidler is embracing new MUSIC PUBLISHING


opportunities under her new
boss, SME CEO Rob Stringer, DANIELLE AGUIRRE, 39
who assumed the role in April. Executive vp/general counsel, National
“Rob is very internationally focused,” says Music Publishers’ Association;
Swidler, a New York native. “One of the University of Pennsylvania Law School
things I always push with everybody is that
we are a global organization and you Up against the biggest
cannot look at anything in a U.S. vacuum, streaming services — Spotify,
particularly in streaming services.” As Apple, Amazon, Google and
streaming goes mainstream, says Swidler, Pandora — Aguirre recently
companies with deep catalogs “will start led the NMPA through a crucial

5 8 B I L L B OA R D | J U LY 2 2 , 2 0 1 7 *Declined to provide age


Greenberg Traurig congratulates our colleagues, Jay Cooper,
Bobby Rosenbloum and Paul Schindler, for being named to the
Billboard Top Music Lawyers list. We celebrate your dedication to the
entertainment industry and your clients.

We also join in saluting our colleague Joel Katz, as Billboard’s


Top Music Lawyer Of The Year. An honor well-deserved. You are an
inspiration to us all.

Jay Cooper Joel A. Katz Bobby Rosenbloum Paul Schindler


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From left: Randy


Jackson, Phillips
and Perry at City of
Hope’s Spirit of Life
Gala in 2013.

“Streaming “It’s an amazing time” for the volume of


publishing deals, he says. Phillips super-
rates need vised the sale of Smokey Robinson’s
to be higher, catalog to Primary Wave. He also
less negotiated Barbra Streisand’s $47 million-
complicated grossing, sold-out North American tour
and is guiding ex-Journey frontman Steve
and more Perry’s comeback with his first new solo
transparent.” album since 1994. Says Phillips: “He’s in
–Aguirre heavy negotiations for a new album deal.”

JOSHUA BINDER, 43
Partner, Davis Shapiro Lewit Grabel
Leven Granderson & Blake;
University of San Francisco School of Law

JACKSON: MICHAEL KOVAC/GETTY IMAGES. BRODSKY: LARRY BUSACCA. KOKAKIS: CHRISTINA GANDOLFO. MCDOWELL: JIMMY FONTAIN. BIEDERMAN, GILBERT, PHILLIPS: COURTESY OF MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS, LLP. BINDER: COURTESY OF LOEB & LOEB. BRANCA, BYRNES, LANDE: COURTESY OF ZIFFREN BRITTENHAM LLP. TYLER: SGRANITZ/WIREIMAGE.
proceeding of the Copyright Royalty SCOTT McDOWELL, 49
Board that will set the statutory Executive vp/head of legal and Binder represents Top Dawg
mechanical royalty rates paid by those business affairs, Warner/Chappell Music; Entertainment, home to
services from 2018-2022. She argued to Chicago-Kent College of Law Kendrick Lamar,
change not only the rate but also its ScHoolboy Q and SZA, among
structure, so publishers will get paid either During the past year, others, and also counts marshmello, Cam
per stream or per user, instead of a McDowell and his legal team and Daddy Yankee among his clients.
percentage of revenue. “The rates need to closed or amended over 500 The latest project for the Los Angeles
be higher,” says Aguirre, “but also less deals, tapping opportunities native was fielding the “intricacies” of
complicated and more transparent.” with the Warner/Chappell catalog, which release plans and juggling tour
annually generates $500 million-plus in sponsorships for Lamar’s third major-
PETER BRODSKY, 53 revenue. The greatest challenge, says the label album, DAMN. Lamar “just fucking
Executive vp business and Chicagoan, is “balancing between works his ass off,” says Binder, “and it’s a
legal affairs, Sony/ATV Music Publishing; enforcing rights on behalf of songwriters testament to him and the Top Dawg crew
Brooklyn Law School and incentivizing new businesses. It seems around him. That separates their success
every month a new app based on using from the rest of the business.”
Brodsky argued to the music pops up,” he says. “We try to arrive
European Union in Brussels to at a happy medium for those who want to JOHN BRANCA, 66
allow Sony Corp. to buy out license and build a business, as opposed to Partner, Ziffren Brittenham;
the share of Sony/ATV owned those who want to use music to build their UCLA School of Law
by Michael Jackson’s estate. The father of business and pay little or nothing.” DAVID BYRNES, 54
two also made the case to the Department Partner, Ziffren Brittenham;
of Justice in Washington, D.C., for TALENT UCLA School of Law
relaxation of the consent decree DAVID LANDE, 50
governing performing-rights CHARLES J. BIEDERMAN, 52 Senior partner, Ziffren Brittenham;
organizations ASCAP and BMI — only to Partner/co-chair of the music group, Manatt University of Pennsylvania Law School
have the effort “derailed” by the DOJ’s Phelps & Phillips; Vanderbilt University
mandate of new song-licensing rules that, School of Law
he says, “should never have come up.” GARY GILBERT*
Co-chair of entertainment and media, Manatt
DAVID KOKAKIS, 44 Phelps & Phillips; UCLA School of Law
Executive vp/head of business and legal L. LEE PHILLIPS, 79 Closing the $750 million sale of the
affairs, business development and digital, Senior partner, Manatt Phelps & Phillips; Michael Jackson estate’s share of Sony/
Universal Music Publishing Group; Cornell Law School ATV Music Publishing in September 2016
Seton Hall Law School concluded a “three-decade saga,” says
Branca, who oversees the estate with
Kokakis oversees a new co-executor John McClain. “It was
internal team that works like gratifying that Michael’s decision to
a business incubator. Its goal buy the catalog [in 1986] paid off so
is to vet new digital music A pact with Kobalt Music for Dierks handsomely for his heirs.” Branca also
services seeking to use UMPG songs, Bentley and the sale of the remaining executed the Bee Gees deal with Capitol
“to structure deals with them to enable half of Norman Whitfield’s catalog to Records that collects the legendary trio’s
faster entry into the marketplace,” says Sony/ATV are among some $60 million 22 studio albums under one roof. Byrnes
the Manhattan native. “These efforts in publishing deals that Biederman has From left: Branca, has spent much of the past year building
Steven Tyler, Sharon
ultimately attract new investments in orchestrated during the past three years. Osbourne and Gene the Blake Shelton brand and negotiating
music tech and streamline the process Gilbert guided the recent sale of the music Simmons attended the a return to The Voice for Shelton and Kelly
fourth annual Musician’s
of getting new digital-music services catalogs of George Benson to Kobalt and Assistance Program
Clarkson’s arrival on the show in 2018.
to launch.” Wayne Kirkpatrick to Downtown Music. Fund benefit in 2003. Lande’s strategy of encouraging clients to

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LL Cool J (left)
and Davis at
City of Hope’s
Songs of Hope
event in 2015.

received [word of the remix] on a “To 49 million views. Rosenbloum, whose


Thursday, and the song was in the clients include Dick Clark Productions and
marketplace by the weekend. I’m so proud contribute the Latin Grammy Awards, worked with
to have had a business-affairs role in that.” to the The Recording Academy to bring the
Her savvy has led to her promotion to her careers of mainstream Grammys to New York’s
new role at Bravado, UMG’s global artists I Madison Square Garden in 2018, the
merchandising division. show’s first time in Manhattan in 15 years.
respect and Meanwhile, for social-media clients like
ROSEMARY CARROLL, 61 admire is Musical.ly, he says, deals are in a “constant
Founding partner, Carroll Guido & Groffman; enormously stage of negotiation.” Schindler
Stanford Law School
gratifying.” represented Billy Joel’s agent Dennis Arfa
ELLIOT GROFFMAN, 63 in selling his remaining stake in Artist

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Founding partner, Carroll Guido & Groffman;
–Carroll Group International to The Yucaipa
Santa Clara University School of Law Companies (while Arfa continues to run
AGI). He also helped Marc Anthony set up
“To contribute to his entertainment firm Magnus Media
the careers of while negotiating the sale of influential
artists I respect British dance label Ministry of Sound to
and admire is Sony Music for, he says, “a huge amount
enormously gratifying,” says Carroll. Her of money.”
clients include Patti Smith, The War on
Drugs, Grizzly Bear, Lucinda Williams, DOUG DAVIS, 45
get equity in endorsement deals paid off The Strokes and Iggy Pop. She negotiated Founder/owner, The Davis Firm;
when Justin Timberlake “got a meaning- the deal for Pop’s 2016 album Post Pop Fordham University School of Law
ful piece” of the $1.7 billion deal when Depression, which earned the veteran
Dr Pepper Snapple bought Bai Brands last punk rocker a Grammy nomination. Davis represents rising
November. The former tour manager also Groffman’s longtime client Dave executives like UMPG counsel
worked on Beyoncé’s Formation Tour with Matthews spoke on his behalf in Kokakis and Apple Music
Live Nation, which wrapped last fall with a February, as the Grammy Foundation recruit Scott Seviour, while
$256 million gross. presented the attorney with its continuing to work with Apple Music
Entertainment Law Initiative Service content head Larry Jackson and SONGS
VERNON BROWN, 56 Award for his support of the music Music’s Ron Perry. From New York (where
Founder/owner, V. Brown & Associates; community. The honor was a highlight of pet chihuahua Ollie joins him at work),
Pace University School of Law a year during which Groffman closed a Davis also oversees production for father
joint venture for The Bowery Presents Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammys party in
For Cash Money Records with AEG, completed the integration of Los Angeles. And he guided the premiere
founders and brothers Bryan The Windish Agency into the Paradigm of his dad’s documentary, Clive Davis: The
“Birdman” Williams and Talent Agency and represented Lin- Soundtrack of Our Lives, at the opening of
Ronald “Slim” Williams, Manuel Miranda in talks for the Hamilton the Tribeca Film Festival in April.
Brown secured a distribution deal with Mixtape album.
Apple Music for their documentary/ JOHN T. FRANKENHEIMER, 71
soundtrack Before Anythang, due this JAY COOPER* Partner, Loeb & Loeb; UCLA School of Law
summer. While unpaid royalty claims Shareholder/founder, Los Angeles
against Cash Money have held up entertainment practice, Greenberg Traurig; After fulfilling her contract with
Lil Wayne’s long-awaited Carter V album, DePaul University College of Law Arista Nashville, Carrie
the New York native says, “I have made BOBBY ROSENBLOUM, 48 Underwood was a free agent
significant progress in that area, and I Shareholder/co-chairman, Atlanta — “rare for an artist of her
expect we will have some good news for entertainment practice, Greenberg Traurig; stature,” says Frankenheimer. That allowed
that [album] coming in the very, very Harvard Law School him to work with Underwood’s
near future.” PAUL SCHINDLER, 70 management and law partner Kenneth
Shareholder/senior chair, New York Kraus to craft a new deal for the country
CHRISTINE CALIP VICTOR, 38 entertainment and media practice, star with Capitol Records Nashville in “a
Senior vp business development and legal Greenberg Traurig; Brooklyn Law School thoughtful and deliberate manner that
affairs, Bravado/Universal Music Group; New reflects the modern recording era,” he says.
York Law School The Brentwood, Los Angeles, resident also
continues to represent Superfly, which
Until this month, Calip Victor launched two festivals in 2017.
worked in a senior legal
position for UMG labels, “Fascinating” and “very complicated” is ERIC GREENSPAN, 67
including Republic Records, how Cooper describes the rollout for client Partner, Myman Greenspan Fineman Fox
where she helped clear the way for Justin Katy Perry’s new album, Witness, including Rosenberg & Light; American University
Bieber’s remix of the Luis Fonsi-Daddy her four-day YouTube livestream Witness Washington College of Law
Yankee chart-topper “Despacito.” “We World Wide, which generated over AARON ROSENBERG, 40

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Partner, Myman Greenspan Fineman Fox me a ridiculous amount of money


Rosenberg & Light; Harvard Law School [because] it’s a real problem.”

The attorney for DINA LaPOLT, 51


Goldenvoice President, LaPolt Law;
founder Paul John F. Kennedy University School of Law
Tollett, Greenspan
doesn’t mind enjoying the perks of his role LaPolt is as well-regarded for
— front-row seats to Tollett’s Desert Trip protecting the interests of her
in 2016 with headliners Paul McCartney, superstar clients — Britney
The Rolling Stones and The Who. “That Spears, Fifth Harmony, Steven
LaPolt
was the dream team,” says Greenspan, (center) Tyler and deadmau5, among others — as
who recently added Bon Jovi to a client list with Fifth she is for her ardent activism, recently
Harmony.
that includes Dead & Co., Red Hot Chili filing suit on behalf of Songwriters of
Peppers and Guns N’ Roses members North America against the Department of
Slash and Duff McKagan. Rosenberg just
branding deals with Budweiser, Tiffany “What I’m Justice over its revamp of song-licensing
and others; and the artist’s worldwide tour
helped guide Ariana Grande’s One Love
with Live Nation. For The Weeknd, he
getting rules. “My claims are, the DOJ is violating
Manchester benefit in a record-setting
struck another Live Nation touring deal excited the Constitution by taking [away] our due
nine days. “It was all hands on deck with process of law, our personal property,”
Live Nation, the British Red Cross, the
and partnerships with H&M, Puma and about is says the parent of 4-year-old twins.
BBC, Scooter Braun and all the labels,”
Bacardi. Apple Music premiered Can’t Stop representing “Copyrights are our property.”
Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story from client
says Rosenberg. “We set up a war room at
Sean Combs. Jacobs, the firm’s youngest
the
our offices and basically didn’t leave until
partner yet, has brought in new clients Mac companies MIKE MILOM, 74
the day of the show.”
DeMarco, Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow, that Milom Horsnell Crow Rose & Kelley;
Vanderbilt University School of Law
Blood Orange, MØ and others. represent
RUSTY JONES, 67
tomorrow.” Revisiting one of his most
–Grubman famous deals, Milom
Law Offices of Russell A . Jones Jr. & Anjlee

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negotiated the return of Hank
Khurana; University of Memphis Cecil C .
Williams Jr., after an absence

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Humphreys School of Law
of six years, to open ESPN’s Monday Night
Football with his song “All My Rowdy
Among those who look to
Friends Are Here on Monday Night.”
Jones for advice are Tim
Projects for Luke Bryan, Keith Urban,
McGraw, Toby Keith and
Greenspan Kelsea Ballerini and other clients
country music couple Garth
(right) with Slash “extended their brands and created new
in 2007. Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. Jones
alliances and partnerships” to support
oversaw Brooks’ streaming deal with
their creativity and careers, says the
Amazon, exclusive Target box set and
ALLEN GRUBMAN, 74 Nashville native.
SiriusXM channel launch along with
Partner, Grubman Shire & Meiselas;
Yearwood’s 7-Eleven and Williams-
Brooklyn Law School DONALD PASSMAN, 70
Sonoma partnerships. “Of course,” adds
DAVID JACOBS, 35 Partner, Gang Tyre Ramer & Brown;
the father of two, “their tour has sold in
Partner, Grubman Shire & Meiselas; Harvard Law School
excess of 5 million tickets.”
New York Law School
KENNY MEISELAS, 60 Passman is one of the best-
JASON KARLOV, 48
Partner/head of music department, Grubman known attorneys in the music
Entertainment, media and sports practice
Shire & Meiselas; Maurice A. Deane School industry — and not because of
group chair, Barnes & Thornburg;
of Law at Hofstra University his work with Taylor Swift and
USC Gould School of Law
Adele (which he declines to discuss, citing
client confidentiality). Rather, as the
Counsel to Bob Dylan and
author of the primer All You Need to Know
Stevie Wonder, Karlov this
About the Music Business, now in its ninth
year settled the trademark
edition, Passman has offered essential
battle over the name
While the firm boasts superstar clients legal guidance to generations of
Creedence Clearwater Revival, ending
Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Sting readers. Yet even he is challenged by
almost 50 years of litigation for client
and recent Tony Award winner Bette writing new chapters on “the digital
John Fogerty. He also helped broker
Midler, “what I’m getting excited about space’s rapid changes” in detail for next
Lady Gaga’s halftime-show deal for the
is representing companies that represent year’s 10th edition of his book.
NFL. Day to day, the Santa Monica
tomorrow,” says Grubman. That includes
resident helps his clients with more
Spotify, Facebook and IMAX, and cutting PETER PATERNO, 65
routine matters, from traffic violations to
deals where, he says, “there’s enough for Jones (right) and Partner, King Holmes Paterno & Soriano;
city ordinances. “By the time it gets to Brooks backstage at
everybody.” Meiselas negotiated Gaga’s UCLA School of Law
me,” he says, “people are willing to pay the T-Mobile Arena in
Super Bowl LI halftime performance; Las Vegas in 2014. LAURIE SORIANO, 55

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Partner, King Holmes Paterno & Soriano; STREAMING


USC Davis School of Law
PATRICK DONNELLY, 55
Client Kanye West Executive vp/general counsel, SiriusXM;
“had a fairly rocky Cornell Law School
year,” says Paterno,
who fielded the SiriusXM’s $480 million
aftermath of the November cancellation investment in internet radio
of West’s Saint Pablo Tour. “But I think powerhouse Pandora has
he’s doing great now, getting ready to Donnelly anticipating major
make some music.” Paterno also acquired growth opportunities. “They’re much more
rights from HBO, allowing composer in the ad-supported radio business,” says
Ramin Djawadi and Live Nation to stage a the Garden City, N.Y., resident. “Plus,
Game of Thrones concert tour. Soriano they’ve got 75 million 19- to 36-year-olds,
represents Twenty One Pilots and which is a great market we don’t touch.”
brokered Travis Scott’s partnership with With SiriusXM settling some of the
Live Nation. But the most recent pending claims for its use of pre-1972
memorable heavy lifting she had to do was recordings, says Donnelly, “We believe if
for client Frank Ocean’s release of two you’re using licensed music, you should
albums, Endless and Blonde, in two days pay for it. Terrestrial radio has this histori-
last August. “We had to do a lot of that cal anomaly where they can use it for free.”
from scratch,” she says, “without the
assistance of the label.” West is “doing great now,” says HORACIO GUTIERREZ, 52
Paterno, who helped manage the
cancellation of the artist’s Saint
General counsel/vp business and legal

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JULIAN PETTY, 40 Pablo Tour in 2016. affairs, Spotify; Harvard Law School
Partner/head of the entertainment
practice, Nixon Peabody; LESLIE JOSÉ ZIGEL, 53 Gutierrez reached two key
Fordham University School of Law Chair of the entertainment law group, agreements for Spotify in 2017
Greenspoon Marder; that could move the world’s
Petty spent 18 months working University of Miami School of Law largest music-streaming
on the return of A Tribe Called service closer to a long-rumored public
Quest via an album on Epic During the past year, Zigel offering: a $43.5 million settlement with
Records — for the group’s first negotiated agreements that songwriters and publishers whose
new release in 18 years. “We had to are on track to produce compositions the company streamed
negotiate to get a waiver from RCA,” the $2 million in revenue for his without a license and a long-term
group’s longtime label, says the father of firm in 2017. These include Pitbull’s licensing deal with Universal Music
two. He and Stephanie Yu, senior vp publishing deal with BMG Rights Group. The settlement puts aside an issue
business and legal affairs at Epic, Management, Carlos Vives’ publishing hanging over the company’s head, while
“basically did the entire deal over the and neighboring-rights agreement with the license renewals “are important
Christmas break from 2015 going into Kobalt Music and the rights to Luther because, as we grow, the company can
2016,” he says. “I remember this because I Campbell’s life story for a Lionsgate film. have a sustainable strategy long term,”
was literally at the Grove shopping center Says the Miami Beach resident: “There are says the native of Venezuela. “Everyone
buying gifts — with her on the phone.” no shortcuts.” wins. And everyone should win.”

1 STAR, 6 HEIRS AND A CONGA LINE OF LAW YERS


After Prince died without a will, his estate became subject to one of history’s biggest probate cases

O
nly five years into his solo law career in roles has been one of many dramatic twists as Prince’s six heirs
Minneapolis, Justin Bruntjen got a phone call — his siblings and half-siblings — have cycled through a conga
Bruntjen
in April 2016 from a California attorney who line of lawyers.
had found him on Craigslist, hoping he could Wheaton says Bruntjen overstepped his bounds as local
file some simple documents in an estate counsel and stabbed him in the back by pushing him out; Bruntjen says it was
case. Bruntjen agreed without knowing the case involved his client’s decision. Ken Abdo of the Minneapolis law firm Fox Rothschild,
the late pop star Prince, who had died days earlier of an one of the few veteran music attorneys initially on the case, says his team was
opioid overdose. dismissed last November because three of Prince’s other half-siblings they had
The caller, attorney Frank Wheaton, was representing one represented felt that “they weren’t in need of an entertainment lawyer.”
of Prince’s half-brothers. Days after Bruntjen filed the initial Prince’s former attorney L. Londell McMillan is now acting as a business
paperwork, he mustered the courage to tell Wheaton, “I want advisor to those three, while Nate Dahl and Randall Sayers of St. Paul, Minn.-
in,” recalls Bruntjen, who was new to entertainment law but based Hansen Dordell serve as their lawyers. Sayers, a newcomer to music, calls
had played in a fantasy football league called Purple Reign since the case “interesting and challenging.”
Prince 10th grade. Representing Prince’s sister and another half-brother is a team that includes
Now, the 32-year-old has replaced Wheaton to become the CNN commentator Van Jones and Steve Silton of Cozen O’Connor. Silton’s
youngest and longest-serving of the Prince heirs’ attorneys in what is one clients have included the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings. His take on music law: “It’s
of the biggest probate cases in history. His unlikely move into one of the lead like sports without unions.” —HANNAH KARP

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on once again
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Top Music Lawyers
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GARY GREENSTEIN, 52 — Frank Ocean’s Blonde, Drake’s video nine figures. A jazz bassist in his spare time,
Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; for “Please Forgive Me” and the Bad Boy “One of the Badavas was motivated by the potential
George Washington University Law School Records documentary Can’t Stop Won’t fun parts of behind the transaction. “Blackstone shares
Stop. Windom’s negotiating skills have this job is our management team’s long-term vision
Whether in the chambers of the helped Apple Music grow from 15 million for the company,” he says. “They are a
Copyright Royalty Board or in subscribers in 2016 to 27 million this year.
doing deals fantastic strategic partner.”
the hallways of the Department Most recently, the Mobile, Ala., native that have

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of Justice, Greenstein is in the reached an agreement with the digital never been CLARA KIM, 52
fray on behalf of his digital-music clients, rights agency Merlin that will fund new done Executive vp/general counsel,
which, sources say, have included Pandora, projects from independent labels. “One
Spotify, Google, Shazam, iHeartMedia and of the fun parts about this job,” he says,
before.” business and legal affairs, ASCAP;
New York University School of Law
Napster. His goal is to seek sustainable “is doing deals that have never been –Windom
royalty levels and straightforward licensing. done before.” Kim took the lead in ASCAP’s
“If copyright owners squeeze new and negotiations with the Radio
existing licensees for every last dollar,” says PERFORMING RIGHTS Music Licensing Committee
the father of two, “they may find that resulted in increased
themselves without customers and facing CHRISTOS BADAVAS, 48 performance royalty rates for terrestrial
rampant piracy from a frustrated public.” Senior vp/general counsel, radio play for ASCAP’s 600,000-plus
SESAC Holdings; College of William members. The Manhattan resident also
ROBERT WINDOM, 40 and Mary Law School has been at the forefront of ASCAP’s
Chief content counsel, Apple; fight to overturn the Department of
USC Gould School of Law Badavas was responsible for Justice’s mandated change in how songs
legal oversight during the are licensed. “There is no other creative
Someone at Apple had to January acquisition of industry, whether film, books or
work out contracts for all performing-rights organization The Hooters’ Eric television, decided this way,” she says.
Bazilian and Kim met
those exclusive streaming SESAC by private-equity firm Blackstone, a with elected officials on
“We don’t believe music composition
releases during the past year deal some estimate is valued in the high Capitol Hill in April. should be treated any differently.”

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ruling, arguing it would cause “chaos in the JILL BERLINER, 60


marketplace.” The Brooklyn native now Partner, Rimon Law;
faces a DOJ appeal of BMI’s win. “We think USC Gould School of Law
the judge got it right,” he says, “and we

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look forward to defending our position.” When the Foo Fighters
canceled their 2015 European
LITIGATION tour dates following the
terrorist attacks in Paris, the
ANDREW BART, 62 band’s tour-insurance claim was denied by
Partner/chairman of the content and media Lloyd’s of London. Berliner, who has
entertainment practice, Jenner & Block; worked with frontman Dave Grohl since
Columbia Law School his days in Nirvana, successfully fought
for a settlement. “The band and
Bart received good news last management were confused as to how
fall in the long-running case in [Lloyd’s] could come up with excuses not
which he’s representing Capitol to pay,” says the Los Angeles native.
Records against MP3Tunes.
STUART ROSEN, 58 Berliner has represented New York’s Second Circuit Court of RICHARD BUSCH, 51
the Foo Fighters’ Grohl
Senior vp/general counsel, BMI;
(pictured) since his days
Appeals ruled the copyright-infringing Head of entertainment and intellectual
University of Pennsylvania Law School in Nirvana. digital-locker company owes $48 million in property, King & Ballow;
damages to Capitol and other labels, and Loyola University School of Law
Rosen is not the only music not $12 million, as a judge decided in 2014.
publishing attorney to object to “That is one of the joys of litigation,” says Busch’s 2015 victory for Marvin
the Department of Justice’s Bart, the New York-based father of two Gaye’s estate in the “Blurred
mandated change in how songs teenage boys. “Sticking with cases and Lines” case made him the go-to
are licensed, but he’s the one who riding the roller coaster of successes and lawyer for songwriting
convinced a judge to overturn the DOJ struggle and coming up in the good place.” infringement cases. In April, he reached an

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undisclosed settlement with Ed Sheeran on travel with five times as much as I need.” May over streaming compositions for which
behalf of songwriters Martin Harrington Lepera earned a victory for Drake and the service did not have a license.
and Thomas Leonard, now credited as associated companies in May when a
co-writers of Sheeran’s “Photograph.” The federal judge ruled that the hip-hop LAWRENCE ISER, 62
“Blurred Lines” case goes to the Ninth star’s sample of a 1982 spoken-word Managing partner, Kinsella Weitzman Iser
Circuit Court of Appeals later this year. “I track titled “Jimmy Smith Rap” on his Kump & Aldisert; University of
don’t have partners representing the song “Pound Cake/Paris Morton California-Hastings College of Law
labels,” says Busch. “My clients know that Music 2” qualified as fair use. HOWARD WEITZMAN*
they have my full loyalty.” Partner, Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump &
HENRY GRADSTEIN, 61 Weitzman (left) in court
Aldisert; USC Gould School of Law
RUSSELL FR ACKMAN, 71 Partner, Gradstein & Marzano; with Love in 2004.

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Columbia Law School McCain (R-Ariz.)
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Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp; rare in copyright law, but Jackson Browne’s
New York Law School Gradstein helped change that “Running on Empty” a few years ago,
— in a way that has been “no one had actually stood up and sued
A veteran of the favorable to rights-holders. In 2016, after [a politician for that] until Jackson did it,”
copyright wars, years of legal wrangling, Gradstein reached says Iser, who in 2016 quashed an
Frackman most a class settlement (for an as yet unlicensed use of the TV theme song
recently reached a undetermined number of claimants) worth “Where in the World Is Carmen
settlement in January (for an undisclosed at least $25 million with SiriusXM for its use Sandiego,” by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).
amount) with Amway over infringement of pre-1972 sound recordings. Later this Weitzman, whose clients have included
claims. He continues to work for EMI in its year, Gradstein will face off against Pandora Courtney Love and Nickelback,
decade-long copyright case against Vimeo. in California Supreme Court over the same represented the Michael Jackson estate in
“There’s no substitute for preparation,” issue. Gradstein also reached a U.S. Tax Court in February and moved to
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Lepera earned a victory for
Drake (pictured) in May when a
judge ruled that his sample of
the 1982 track “Jimmy Smith
Rap” was fair use.

lying under oath to disguise his bias.” The


witness sought to establish the worth of
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DAN PETROCELLI*
Chairman of the trial litigation
practice, O’Melveny & Myers;
Southwestern Law School

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Petrocelli is an advocate for a JAMES SAMMATARO, 43 show One Night Only. The Massachusetts
content user in one current National head of the entertainment native says the music business must
case and for content creators litigation practice group/managing partner, remain nimble: “What the industry
in another. The father of four Miami office, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan; has learned — unfortunately the hard
has taken on SiriusXM as a client after Duke Law School way — is that when the winds of change
“they had a number of setbacks in court blow, they’ve got to put up a window,
over whether the owners of pre-1972 With expertise in live not a wall.”
recordings had a right to demand entertainment and copyright
payment” of royalties, he says. And he’s issues, Sammataro has Contributors Rich Appel, Cathy Applefeld
representing songwriters signed to Global advised former Rolling Stones Olson, Dave Brooks, Dean Budnick, Ed
Music Rights in an action claiming that promoter Michael Cohl and top-level Christman, Leila Cobo, Chuck Dauphin,
the Radio Music Licensing Committee Latin managers and artists (Shakira, Adrienne Gaffney, Andy Gensler, Gary Graff,
has engaged in “collusive tactics to Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez), and Hannah Karp, Steve Knopper, Robert Levine,
depress [the] prices” that radio stations worked on such Broadway shows as Rock Gail Mitchell, Melinda Newman, Adelle
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Billboard Artist 100

NO. 8
CALVIN HARRIS

The week’s most popular artists across all genres, ranked by album and track sales as measured by Nielsen Music, radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen Music, streaming activity data from online music sources tracked by Nielsen Music and
The DJ hits a new Artist 100
high as his album Funk Wav
Bounces Vol. 1 debuts at
No. 2 on the Billboard 200
(see page 78).

fan interaction on social networking sites as compiled by Next Big Sound. See Charts Legend on billboard.com/biz for complete rules and explanations. © 2017, Prometheus Global Media, LLC and Nielsen Music, Inc. All rights reserved.
2 WKS. LAST THIS PEAK WKS. ON 2 WKS. LAST THIS PEAK WKS. ON
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1 3 1 #1 BRUNO MARS 1 146 28 20 18 11 38


5 WKS ATLANTIC/AG 28 20 NIALL HORAN NEON HAZE/CAPITOL

22 23 19 CHRIS STAPLETON MERCURY NASHVILLE/UMGN


1 89

23 16
16 20 MIGOS QUALITY CONTROL/300/AG
1 39

18 29 21 KATY PERRY CAPITOL


1 152

24
24 19
19 22 DADDY YANKEE EL CARTEL/CAPITOL LATIN/UMLE
19 12

25
25 21 23 LUIS FONSI UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATINO/UMLE
21 14

19
19 18 24 RIHANNA WESTBURY ROAD/ROC NATION
2 154

32
32 24
24 25 CHILDISH GAMBINO GLASSNOTE
7 45

2 44 2 ED SHEERAN ATLANTIC/AG
1 152 53
53 37
37 26 KHALID RIGHT HAND/RCA
26 18

55 22 3 DJ KHALED WE THE BEST/EPIC


2 54 26 22 27 LIL UZI VERT GENERATION NOW/ATLANTIC/AG
16 53

88 11 4 IMAGINE DRAGONS KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE/IGA


1 126 29 25 28 ALESSIA CARA EP/DEF JAM
12 96

4 5 5 KENDRICK LAMAR TOP DAWG/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE/IGA


1 129 31 26
26 29 POST MALONE REPUBLIC
20 54

77 7 6 JUSTIN BIEBER SCHOOLBOY/RAYMOND BRAUN/DEF JAM


1 157 - 66 30 PRINCE NPG
1 40
July 22
2017

10
10 9 7 SHAWN MENDES ISLAND
1 126 49 36 31 TWENTY ONE PILOTS FUELED BY RAMEN/AG
1 116

48
48 45
45 8 CALVIN HARRIS FLY EYE/COLUMBIA
8 119

11
11 88 9 DRAKE YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC
1 158

39
39 30
30 10 CHARLIE PUTH OTTO/ATLANTIC/AG
10 110

16
16 10
10 11 SAM HUNT MCA NASHVILLE/UMGN
5 151

13 11 12 THE CHAINSMOKERS DISRUPTOR/COLUMBIA


1 84

NEW 13 STONE SOUR ROADRUNNER/AG


13 1
COMPILED BY
SOCIAL DATA

17 14
14 14 FUTURE A-1/FREEBANDZ/EPIC
1 103

15 15 15 HALSEY ASTRALWERKS
1 82 42 33
33 32 ADELE XL/COLUMBIA
1 127
SALES DATA COMPILED BY
AIRPLAY/STREAMING &

20 13
13 16 THE WEEKND XO/REPUBLIC
1 143 21
21 27 33 MILEY CYRUS RCA
15 65

14 17 17 SELENA GOMEZ INTERSCOPE/IGA


2 134 27
27 47 34 METALLICA BLACKENED
2 108

76 G o to B I L L B OA R D.CO M/ B I Z fo r co m p l e te c h a r t d a t a D a t a f o r w e e k o f 0 7. 2 2 . 2 0 1 7
HARRIS: DREW RESSLER. MARS: KEVIN WINTER/GETTY IMAGES. TWENTY ONE PILOTS: JABARI JACOBS. EMINEM: MICHEL
LINSSEN/GETTY IMAGES. BALVIN: MARIO RUIZ/EFE/ZUMA PRESS. LAMBERT: RICHARD GABRIEL FORD/GETTY IMAGES.
BEACH BOYS: MICHAEL OCHS ARCHIVES/GETTY IMAGES.

2 WKS. LAST THIS PEAK WKS. ON 2 WKS. LAST THIS PEAK WKS. ON
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33 31 35 JULIA MICHAELS REPUBLIC


22 22 85 71
71 71 CHRIS BROWN RCA
1 152

34 32 36 JAMES ARTHUR COLUMBIA


21 27 70
70 60
60 72 BIG SEAN G.O.O.D./DEF JAM
2 100

43 39
39 37 BTS BIG HIT ENTERTAINMENT/LOEN ENTERTAINMENT
8 39 NEW 73 SUPERFRUIT RCA
73 1

Beach
50 34
34 38 LADY GAGA STREAMLINE/INTERSCOPE/IGA
1 58 80 77
77 74 MALUMA SONY MUSIC LATIN
40 13

Boys
45 44 39 KEITH URBAN HIT RED/CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMGN
8 119 71
71 70
70 75 CAMILA CABELLO SYCO/EPIC
29 33

51 48
48 40 BRETT YOUNG BMLG
28 31 99 74 76 NICKELBACK NICKELBACK II/BMG
9 8
Debut
66 28 41 2 CHAINZ THE REAL UNIVERSITY/DEF JAM
6 6 95
95 85
85 77 DYLAN SCOTT CURB
77 5 The Beach Boys (above)
make their first appearance
60 46 42 EMINEM WEB/SHADY/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE/IGA
11 158 RE-ENTRY 78 J BALVIN CAPITOL LATIN/UMLE
76 3 on the Billboard Artist 100
at No. 88 (their career
predates the chart’s 2014
launch by over a half-
century). The Rock and Roll
Hall of Famers enter almost
entirely thanks to their new
album, 1967: Sunshine
Tomorrow, which starts
at No. 36 on Top Album
Sales with 5,000 first-week
copies sold in the week
ending July 6, according
The week’s most popular artists across all genres, ranked by album and track sales as measured by Nielsen Music, radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen Music, streaming activity data from online music sources tracked by Nielsen Music and

to Nielsen Music. The


set, which culls a bevy of
previously unreleased live
38 41 43 LADY ANTEBELLUM CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMGN
6 42 RE-ENTRY 79 BEYONCE PARKWOOD/COLUMBIA
2 151 and studio material, marks
the band’s first top 40
fan interaction on social networking sites as compiled by Next Big Sound. See Charts Legend on billboard.com/biz for complete rules and explanations. © 2017, Prometheus Global Media, LLC and Nielsen Music, Inc. All rights reserved.

42 44 1 158 80 18 2 album since 2012’s That’s


52 42 FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE BMLG RE-ENTRY TYLER, THE CREATOR ODD FUTURE/COLUMBIA
Why God Made the Radio,
its 29th and most recent
63
63 65 45 BLAKE SHELTON 1 158 RE-ENTRY 81 MAREN MORRIS 15 38
WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE/WMN COLUMBIA NASHVILLE/SMN studio LP.
Also new to the Artist 100,
76
76 64
64 46 JON PARDI CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMGN
28 38 RE-ENTRY 82 TOBY KEITH SHOW DOG NASHVILLE/UME
38 2 at No. 84, is alt-pop trio
LANY (an acronym for Los
54 53
53 47 LUKE COMBS RIVER HOUSE/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE/SMN
10 18 RE-ENTRY 83 LYNYRD SKYNYRD BLACKBIRD PRODUCTION PARTNERS/LOUD & PROUD
72 6 Angeles New York). The
group’s entry is driven by
48 1 114 84 84 1 its self-titled debut LP,
44 59 ZAC BROWN BAND SOUTHERN GROUND/ELEKTRA/AG NEW LANY SIDE STREET/INTERSCOPE/IGA
which opens at No. 4 on
Top Rock Albums, No. 5
46
46 38
38 49 TRAVIS SCOTT GRAND HUSTLE/EPIC
5 69 89 78
78 85 JASON ALDEAN MACON/BROKEN BOW/BBMG
1 149 on Alternative Albums
and No. 18 on Top Album
41
41 40 50 MAROON 5 222/INTERSCOPE/IGA
1 158 82
82 82 86 PLAYBOI CARTI AWGE/INTERSCOPE/IGA
82 6 Sales (9,000 sold). The set
includes the single “ILYSB”
35 51 6 27 87 8 139 (also an acronym, for “I
35 43 KODAK BLACK DOLLAZ N DEALZ RE-ENTRY ERIC CHURCH EMI NASHVILLE/UMGN
love you so bad”), which
reached No. 37 on the
40
40 52 52 COLDPLAY 4 110 NEW 88 THE BEACH BOYS 88 1
PARLOPHONE/ATLANTIC/AG CAPITOL/UME
Adult Top 40 airplay chart
in June. Friends Paul Klein
64
64 67 53 THOMAS RHETT VALORY/BMLG
7 127 88 80
80 89 J. COLE DREAMVILLE/ROC NATION
1 117 (vocals), Jake Goss (drums)
and Les Priest (keyboards)
72
72 66
66 54 MICHAEL JACKSON MJJ/EPIC
25 126 81 81 90 KYGO ULTRA/RCA
40 21 formed LANY in Nashville
in 2014, and the group
55 55 1 154 100 90 91 22 20 has since toured with acts
58 55 TAYLOR SWIFT BIG MACHINE/BMLG 100 90 DUSTIN LYNCH BROKEN BOW/BBMG
including Ellie Goulding,
Halsey, Troye Sivan and
65 68 56 ZEDD 17 46 - 92
92 92 BILLY CURRINGTON 32 19
INTERSCOPE/IGA MERCURY NASHVILLE/UMGN X Ambassadors.
—Gary Trust
36 56 57 THE BEATLES APPLE/CAPITOL/UME
5 30 RE-ENTRY 93 BROTHERS OSBORNE EMI NASHVILLE/UMGN
32 9

57
57 57 58 QUAVO QUALITY CONTROL/MOTOWN/CAPITOL
57 13 96
96 95
95 94 COLE SWINDELL WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE/WMN
10 132

69
69 61
61 59 FRENCH MONTANA COKE BOYS/BAD BOY/EPIC
59 7 87 91 95 DAVID GUETTA WHAT A MUSIC/PARLOPHONE/ATLANTIC/AG
11 35

55
55 50
50 60 BRYSON TILLER TRAPSOUL/RCA
3 79 73 63
63 96 NICKI MINAJ YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC
2 148

47 49 61 ARIANA GRANDE REPUBLIC


1 156 97 89
89 97 OLD DOMINION RCA NASHVILLE/SMN
29 61

67 62
62 62 GUCCI MANE GUWOP/ATLANTIC/AG
6 39 - 94
94 98 MIDLAND BIG MACHINE/BMLG
94 3

56 51
51 63 SZA TOP DAWG/RCA
16 4 86 86
86 99 RASCAL FLATTS BIG MACHINE/BMLG
15 14

68 72 64 LIAM PAYNE REPUBLIC


55 9 RE-ENTRY 100 MIRANDA LAMBERT VANNER/RCA NASHVILLE/SMN
6 71

66 69 65 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE RCA


5 112

37 54 66 HARRY STYLES ERSKINE/COLUMBIA


1 14
COMPILED BY
SOCIAL DATA

78 75
75 67 LUKE BRYAN CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMGN
1 157

83 76
76 68 SHAKIRA SONY MUSIC LATIN/RCA
14 43
SALES DATA COMPILED BY
AIRPLAY/STREAMING &

NEW 69 TLC 852 MUSIQ


69 1

33 35 70 LORDE LAVA/REPUBLIC
3 49

D a t a f o r w e e k o f 0 7. 2 2 . 2 0 1 7 G o to B I L L B OA R D.CO M/ B I Z fo r co m p l e te c h a r t d a t a 7 7
Billboard 200
LAST THIS ARTIST CERTIFICATION Title PEAK WKS. ON LAST THIS ARTIST CERTIFICATION Title PEAK WKS. ON
WEEK WEEK IMPRINT/DISTRIBUTING LABEL POS. CHART WEEK WEEK IMPRINT/DISTRIBUTING LABEL POS. CHART

1 1 #1 DJ KHALED
2 WK S
Grateful 1 2 45 51 THE BEATLES b Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 1 200
WE THE BEST/EPIC APPLE/CAPITOL/UME

HOT
SHOT 22 CALVIN HARRIS Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 2 1 51 52 RIHANNA 2 ANTI 1 76
DEBUT FLY EYE/COLUMBIA WESTBURY ROAD/ROC NATION

3 3 KENDRICK LAMAR DAMN. 1 12 47 53 2PAC a Greatest Hits 3 198


TOP DAWG/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE/IGA AMARU/DEATH ROW/INTERSCOPE/UME

2 4 IMAGINE DRAGONS Evolve 2 2 57 54 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW That’s What I Call Country Volume 10 27 4
KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE/IGA SONY MUSIC/UNIVERSAL/UME

7 55 ED SHEERAN ¡ Divide 1 18 56 55 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW 62 11 9

Harris
ATLANTIC/AG SONY MUSIC/UNIVERSAL/UME

5 6 2 CHAINZ Pretty Girls Like Trap Music 2 3 73 56


56 JON PARDI California Sunrise 11 53

Bounces
THE REAL UNIVERSITY/DEF JAM CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMGN

9 7 BRUNO MARS ¡ 24K Magic 2 33 58 57 BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS f Legend: The Best Of... 5 477
ATLANTIC/AG TUFF GONG/ISLAND/UME

NEW 88 STONE SOUR


ROADRUNNER/AG
Hydrograd 8 1 61 58 SOUNDTRACK The Fate Of The Furious: The Album
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS/ARTIST PARTNERS GROUP/ATLANTIC/AG 10 12
In At No. 2
8 9 DRAKE More Life 1 16 59 59 TAYLOR SWIFT 6 1989 1 134 DJ Khaled’s Grateful
YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC BIG MACHINE/BMLG
notches a second week
10 10 SOUNDTRACK ¡ Moana 2 33 70 60
60 ED SHEERAN 4 x 1 159 atop the Billboard 200 as
WALT DISNEY ATLANTIC/AG
it earns 70,000 equivalent
14 11 KHALID 0 American Teen 9 18 40 61 NICKELBACK Feed The Machine 5 3 album units in the week
RIGHT HAND/RCA NICKELBACK II/BMG
ending July 6, according
11 12 POST MALONE ¡ Stoney 6 30 55 62 JAMES ARTHUR Back From The Edge 39 35 to Nielsen Music. Right
REPUBLIC COLUMBIA
behind him at No. 2 is
12 13 SZA Ctrl 3 4 53 63 SOUNDTRACK Beauty And The Beast (2017) 3 17 Calvin Harris, who claims
TOP DAWG/RCA WALT DISNEY
his highest-charting album
15 14 MIGOS Culture 1 23 67 64 KENDRICK LAMAR ¡ good kid, m.A.A.d city 2 245 yet, as Funk Wav Bounces
QUALITY CONTROL/300/AG TOP DAWG/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE/IGA
Vol. 1 starts with 68,000
28 15
15 SHAWN MENDES 0 Illuminate 1 41 RE 65
65 QUEEN 2 Greatest Hits I II & III: The Platinum Collection 48 81 units.
ISLAND HOLLYWOOD
Funk surpasses Harris’
21 16
16 ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST 3 Hamilton: An American Musical 3 93 16 66 VINCE STAPLES Big Fish Theory 16 2 previous high-water mark
HAMILTON UPTOWN/ATLANTIC/AG BLACKSMITH/ARTIUM/DEF JAM
on the list, when his last
18 17 SOUNDTRACK ¡ Trolls 3 41 63 67 TEE GRIZZLEY My Moment 44 13 studio set, Motion, debuted
VILLA 40/DREAMWORKS/RCA 300/AG
and peaked at No. 5 in 2014.
HALSEY hopeless fountain kingdom ADELE a 25
17 18 ASTRALWERKS 1 5 71 68 XL/COLUMBIA 1 85 The new hip-hop-meets-
dance-pop set also grants
19 FUTURE 0 FUTURE 1 20 69
69 ZAC BROWN BAND Greatest Hits So Far... 20 126
20 A-1/FREEBANDZ/EPIC 89 ROAR/SOUTHERN GROUND/ATLANTIC/AG Harris his first entry on
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums,
19 20 THE WEEKND 2 Starboy 1 32 65 70 FUTURE HNDRXX 1 19
XO/REPUBLIC A-1/FREEBANDZ/EPIC where it bows at No. 2
LORDE Melodrama J. COLE ¡ 4 Your Eyez Only (again behind DJ Khaled).
13 21 1 3 66 71 1 30
LAVA/REPUBLIC DREAMVILLE/ROC NATION Harris’ album boasts a
CHRIS STAPLETON 0 From A Room: Volume 1 THE WEEKND 3 Beauty Behind The Madness parade of guests, including
22 22 2 9 60 72 1 97
MERCURY NASHVILLE/UMGN XO/REPUBLIC Frank Ocean, Nicki Minaj,
PLAYBOI CARTI Playboi Carti JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT The Nashville Sound Katy Perry and Snoop
25 23 12 12 31 73 4 3
AWGE/INTERSCOPE/IGA SOUTHEASTERN/THIRTY TIGERS
Dogg.
THE CHAINSMOKERS Memories...Do Not Open SOUNDTRACK ¡ Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 As for the next No. 1, on
24 24 1 13 98 74
74 1 102

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week, as compiled by Nielsen Music, based on multi-metric consumption (blending traditional album sales, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums).
DISRUPTOR/COLUMBIA MARVEL/HOLLYWOOD
the July 29 chart, JAY-Z
25 PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION d Purple Rain (Soundtrack) 1 118 NEW 75 ZZ WARD The Storm 75 1 is expected to debut
4 NPG/WARNER BROS./RHINO 75 THE BOARDWALK/HOLLYWOOD
in the penthouse with
29 26 DRAKE 4 Views 1 62 62 76 EMINEM a The Eminem Show 1 327 4:44. Industry forecasters
YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC WEB/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE/UME
suggest the album could
141 27
27 GG SOUNDTRACK Baby Driver: Music From The Motion Picture 27 2 NEW 77
77 GLORIA TREVI & ALEJANDRA GUZMAN Versus 77 1 launch with over 225,000
30TH CENTURY/COLUMBIA REBELEON/UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATINO/UMLE
equivalent album units. The
July 22
2017

30 28 TRAVIS SCOTT ¡ Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight 1 44 97 78


78 JOURNEY f Journey’s Greatest Hits 10 468 set’s impending arrival on
GRAND HUSTLE/EPIC COLUMBIA/LEGACY
the chart follows its first
38 29
29 CHRIS STAPLETON 2 Traveller 1 95 75 79 THE CHAINSMOKERS ¡ Collage (EP) 6 35 week of wide availability,
MERCURY NASHVILLE/UMGN DISRUPTOR/COLUMBIA
beginning July 7, following
34 30 KATY PERRY Witness 1 4 69 80 ZAC BROWN BAND Welcome Home 2 8 a week of exclusivity on
CAPITOL SOUTHERN GROUND/ELEKTRA/AG
Tidal. (Tidal did not report
23 31 YOUNG THUG BEAUTIFUL THUGGER GIRLS 8 3 68 81 GUCCI MANE Droptopwop 12 6 data for 4:44 to Nielsen
300/ATLANTIC/AG GUWOP/ATLANTIC/AG
Music for the week ending
NEW 32
32 LANY LANY 32 1 76 82 DRAKE 4 Take Care 1 227 July 6, so it does not debut
SIDE STREET/INTERSCOPE/IGA YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC
on the July 22 chart.)
SUPERFRUIT Future Friends: Part One (EP) THOMAS RHETT ¡ Tangled Up
NEW 33
33 RCA 33 1 82 83 VALORY/BMLG 6 93 If 4:44 bows at No. 1, it
will grant JAY-Z his 14th
34 CHILDISH GAMBINO 0 Awaken, My Love! 31 84 PS BEYONCE ¡ Lemonade 63
35 MCDJ/GLASSNOTE 5 178 84 PARKWOOD/COLUMBIA 1 leader on the list, boosting
his record as the solo
35 HARRY STYLES Harry Styles 1 8 85
85 CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL a Chronicle The 20 Greatest Hits 22 322
27 ERSKINE/COLUMBIA 111 FANTASY/CONCORD artist with the most No. 1s.
Two artists are tied for
26 36 BRYSON TILLER True To Self 1 6 86 86 BRUNO MARS 5 Doo-Wops & Hooligans 3 331
TRAPSOUL/RCA ELEKTRA/AG the second-most leaders
TWENTY ONE PILOTS 3 Blurryface PANIC! AT THE DISCO ¡ Death Of A Bachelor among soloists: Bruce
42 37 1 112 90 87 1 77
FUELED BY RAMEN/AG DCD2/FUELED BY RAMEN/AG Springsteen and Barbra
TLC TLC IMAGINE DRAGONS 2 Night Visions Streisand, with 11 each.
NEW 38
38 38 1 72 88 2 249
852 MUSIQ KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE/IGA Ahead of them all are
KEITH URBAN ¡ Ripcord ARIANA GRANDE ¡ Dangerous Woman The Beatles, with 19.
43 39 4 61 77 89 2 59
HIT RED/CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMGN REPUBLIC
—Keith Caulfield
33 40 LADY ANTEBELLUM Heart Break 4 4 94 90 JUSTIN BIEBER 3 Purpose 1 86
CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMGN SCHOOLBOY/RAYMOND BRAUN/DEF JAM

41 41 LUKE COMBS This One’s For You 5 5 158 91


91 BLAKE SHELTON 0 If I’m Honest 3 59
RIVER HOUSE/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE/SMN WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE/WMN

37 42 KODAK BLACK Painting Pictures 3 14 85 92 J. COLE 2 2014 Forest Hills Drive 1 135
DOLLAZ N DEALZ/ATLANTIC/AG DREAMVILLE/ROC NATION/COLUMBIA

39 43 RUSS There’s Really A Wolf 7 9 80 93 BRYSON TILLER ¡ TRAPSOUL 8 93


DIEMON/RUSS MY WAY/COLUMBIA TRAPSOUL/RCA

32 44 SOUNDTRACK Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 4 11 93 94 EMINEM 7 Curtain Call: The Hits 1 348
MARVEL/HOLLYWOOD SHADY/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE/IGA

44 45 LOGIC Everybody 1 9 105 95


95 KANE BROWN Kane Brown 10 31
VISIONARY/DEF JAM ZONE 4/RCA NASHVILLE/SMN

46 46 FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE Dig Your Roots 2 45 84 96 LIL UZI VERT 0 Lil Uzi Vert Vs. The World 37 58
BMLG GENERATION NOW/ATLANTIC/AG

48 47 BIG SEAN 0 I Decided. 1 22 83 97 RAE SREMMURD Sremmlife 2 4 47


G.O.O.D./DEF JAM EAR DRUMNER/INTERSCOPE/IGA

54 48 BRETT YOUNG Brett Young 18 21 91 98 6LACK FREE 6LACK 34 29


SALES DATA COMPILED BY

BMLG LVNR/INTERSCOPE/IGA

50 49 SAM HUNT 3 Montevallo 3 141 102 99 KANYE WEST ¡ The Life Of Pablo 1 65
MCA NASHVILLE/UMGN G.O.O.D./DEF JAM

52 50 CHANCE THE RAPPER Coloring Book 8 60 92 100 XXXTENTACION Revenge 44 8


CHANCE THE RAPPER BAD VIBES FOREVER/EMPIRE RECORDINGS

78 G o to B I L L B OA R D.CO M/ B I Z fo r co m p l e te c h a r t d a t a D a t a f o r w e e k o f 0 7. 2 2 . 2 0 1 7
LAST THIS ARTIST CERTIFICATION Title PEAK WKS. ON LAST THIS ARTIST CERTIFICATION Title PEAK WKS. ON
WEEK WEEK IMPRINT/DISTRIBUTING LABEL POS. CHART WEEK WEEK IMPRINT/DISTRIBUTING LABEL POS. CHART

181
109 101 TWENTY ONE PILOTS ¡ Vessel 21 151 152 151 ADELE e 21 1 333
FUELED BY RAMEN/AG XL/COLUMBIA

96 102 SOUNDTRACK ¡ Suicide Squad: The Album 1 48 118 152 IMAGINE DRAGONS 0 Smoke + Mirrors 1 74
DC/ATLAS/WATERTOWER/ATLANTIC/AG KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE/IGA

151 103
103 MAREN MORRIS 0 Hero 5 57 149 153 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS 2 Greatest Hits 18 137
COLUMBIA NASHVILLE/SMN WARNER BROS.

74 104 THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. Greatest Hits 1 88 154


154 TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS c Greatest Hits 5 227
BAD BOY/RHINO 171 MCA/UME NEIL
136 105
105 BROTHERS OSBORNE Pawn Shop 17 18 156 155 MICHAEL JACKSON ) Thriller 1 296
DIAMOND
EMI NASHVILLE/UMGN EPIC/LEGACY
All-Time
95 106 SHAKIRA El Dorado 15 6 134 156 PARAMORE After Laughter 6 8 Greatest Hits
SONY MUSIC LATIN FUELED BY RAMEN/AG

126 107
107 FLEETWOOD MAC k Rumours 1 229 185 157
157 EAGLES t Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 1 218
WARNER BROS./RHINO ASYLUM/ELEKTRA/RHINO

123 108
108 METALLICA ¡ Hardwired...To Self-Destruct 1 33 129 158 TREY SONGZ Tremaine The Album 3 15
BLACKENED ATLANTIC/AG

104 109 HALSEY ¡ Badlands 2 97 145 159 SIA ¡ This Is Acting 4 75


ASTRALWERKS MONKEY PUZZLE/RCA

113 110 THE LUMINEERS 0 Cleopatra 1 65 RE 160


160 BEYONCE 2 Beyonce 1 177
DUALTONE PARKWOOD/COLUMBIA

101 111 BLACKBEAR digital druglord 14 11 6 161 311 MOSAIC 6 2


BEARTRAP/ALAMO/INTERSCOPE/IGA 311/BMG

121 112 METALLICA g Metallica 1 438 153 162 SIMON & GARFUNKEL e Simon And Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits 5 159
BLACKENED/WARNER BROS. COLUMBIA/LEGACY

114 113 YFN LUCCI Long Live Nut 27 14 154 163 SAM SMITH 2 In The Lonely Hour 2 160
THINK IT’S A GAME/WARNER BROS. CAPITOL
Since the latest sales and streaming tracking
GUNS N’ ROSES 5 Greatest Hits MELANIE MARTINEZ ¡ Cry Baby
week ended July 6 and included Independence
119 114 GEFFEN/UME 3 406 157 164 ATLANTIC/AG 6 99

155 115
115 LUKE BRYAN 2
CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMGN
Crash My Party 1 199 143 165 ZARA LARSSON 0
RECORD COMPANY TEN/EPIC
So Good 26 16 Day (July 4), a number of albums make gains
CHARLIE PUTH ¡ Nine Track Mind SOUNDTRACK 0 Fifty Shades Darker likely due to the patriotic holiday, including Neil
176 116
116 6 72 139 166 1 21
Diamond’s All-Time Greatest Hits (a re-entry
ARTIST PARTNERS GROUP/ATLANTIC/AG UNIVERSAL STUDIOS/REPUBLIC

ERIC CHURCH 0 Mr. Misunderstood EAGLES 5 The Very Best Of The Eagles
163 117
117 EMI NASHVILLE/UMGN 2 87 RE 167
167 WARNER STRATEGIC MARKETING/RHINO 3 192 at No. 181). Fittingly, Diamond’s biggest-
110 118 LUKE BRYAN ¡
CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMGN
Kill The Lights 1 100 159 168 EMINEM 3
WEB/SHADY/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE/IGA
Recovery 1 286 selling song of the week was “America,” with
LIL YACHTY Teenage Emotions TOBY KEITH 3 Greatest Hits 2
6,000 sold (up 573 percent). The tune is
100 119 5 6 RE 169
169 3 105
QUALITY CONTROL/MOTOWN/CAPITOL DREAMWORKS NASHVILLE/UMGN
on All-Time Greatest Hits, which collected
FUTURE ¡
112 120 A-1/FREEBANDZ/EPIC
DS2 1 103 167 170 FRANK OCEAN
BOYS DON’T CRY
Blonde 1 46 5,000 equivalent album units for the week (up
127 121 JASON ALDEAN They Don’t Know 1 43 148 171 ALESSIA CARA ¡ Know-It-All 9 86
31 percent). —K.C.
MACON/BROKEN BOW/BBMG EP/DEF JAM

88 122 ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING Dear Evan Hansen 8 17 175 172 RICK ROSS Rather You Than Me 3 16
AUTUMN SMILE BROADWAY LIMITED LIABILITY/ATLANTIC/AG MAYBACH/EPIC

150 123
123 COLE SWINDELL 0 You Should Be Here 6 59 RE 173
173 CALVIN HARRIS Motion 5 44
WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE/WMN FLY EYE/COLUMBIA

122 124 PNB ROCK GTTM: Goin Thru The Motions 28 25 79 174 BIG BOI Boomiverse 28 3
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EMPIRE RECORDINGS/ATLANTIC/AG EPIC

103 125 PORTUGAL. THE MAN Woodstock 32 3 RE 175


175 LYNYRD SKYNYRD Family 142 47
ATLANTIC/AG GEFFEN/HIP-O/UME

108 126 MACHINE GUN KELLY bloom 8 8 193 176


176 AC/DC m Back In Black 4 295
EST19XX/BAD BOY/INTERSCOPE/IGA COLUMBIA/LEGACY

169 127
127 LANA DEL REY ¡ Born To Die 2 283 RE 177
177 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND 4 Greatest Hits 1 43
POLYDOR/INTERSCOPE/IGA COLUMBIA

115 128 NAV NAV 24 19 RE 178


178 MARY J. BLIGE Strength Of A Woman 3 8
XO/REPUBLIC CAPITOL

132 129 FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE 2 Here’s To The Good Times 4 230 138 179 2PAC a All Eyez On Me 1 108
BMLG DEATH ROW

RE 130
130 TIM MCGRAW 6 Greatest Hits 4 105 170 180 LINKIN PARK One More Light 1 7 S O U N DT R AC K

27
CURB MACHINE SHOP/WARNER BROS.
Baby Driver:
125 131 LIL UZI VERT
GENERATION NOW/ATLANTIC/AG
The Perfect LUV Tape 55 47 RE 181
181 NEIL DIAMOND
CAPITOL/UME
All-Time Greatest Hits 15 33 Music From the
Motion Picture
117 132 DRAKE 2 If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late 1 126 164 182 KENDRICK LAMAR ¡ To Pimp A Butterfly 1 115
YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC TOP DAWG/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE/IGA
The soundtrack zooms up the
81 133 U2 The Joshua Tree 1 118 174 183 A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE Artist 70 39 list (141-27) with 14,000 units
ISLAND/INTERSCOPE/UME HIGHBRIDGE THE LABEL/AG
(up 168 percent), nearly all from
135 134 MIRANDA LAMBERT The Weight Of These Wings 3 33 RE 184
184 SUBLIME 5 Sublime 13 147 traditional album sales. The
VANNER/RCA NASHVILLE/SMN GASOLINE ALLEY/MCA/GEFFEN/UME
surge follows the film’s first
NEW 135
135 Z-RO No Love Boulevard 135 1 186 185 ELTON JOHN 2 Rocket Man: Number Ones 9 80 full week in theaters after it
1 DEEP CHRONICLES/ROCKET/ISLAND/MERCURY/UME
opened on June 28.
120 136 DRAKE 3 Nothing Was The Same 1 194 195 186
186 LADY GAGA 3 The Fame 2 194
YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC STREAMLINE/KONLIVE/CHERRYTREE/INTERSCOPE/IGA

NEW 137
137 BEACH HOUSE B-Sides And Rarities 137 1 182 187 SHAWN MENDES ¡ Handwritten 1 112
SUB POP ISLAND

128 138 KEVIN GATES ¡ Islah 2 75 198 188


188 NICKY JAM Fenix 28 22
BREAD WINNERS’ ASSOCIATION/ATLANTIC/AG LA INDUSTRIA/SONY MUSIC LATIN

131 139 BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND a Icon: Greatest Hits 8 209 173 189 G-EAZY ¡ When It’s Dark Out 5 83
HIDEOUT/CAPITOL/UME G-EAZY/RVG/BPG/RCA

124 140 AJR The Click 61 4 RE 190


190 KATY PERRY 3 Teenage Dream 1 236
AJR/BMG CAPITOL

144 141 BRUNO MARS 4 Unorthodox Jukebox 1 179 116 191 MICHAEL JACKSON 3 The Essential Michael Jackson 46 203
ATLANTIC/AG EPIC/LEGACY

RE 142
142 THE BEACH BOYS Fifty Big Ones: Greatest Hits 95 6 183 192 JON BELLION The Human Condition 5 50
CAPITOL/UME VISIONARY/CAPITOL

137 143 21 SAVAGE & METRO BOOMIN 0 Savage Mode 23 51 184 193 JOHN MAYER The Search For Everything 2 12
SLAUGHTER GANG COLUMBIA

SOUNDTRACK Sing RE NIRVANA a Nevermind


142 144 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS/ILLUMINATION/REPUBLIC 8 30 194
194 SUB POP/DGC/GEFFEN/UME 1 368 B E AC H
NEW 145
145 THE BEACH BOYS
CAPITOL/UME
1967: Sunshine Tomorrow 145 1 RE 195
195 BON JOVI ¡
ISLAND/UME
Greatest Hits: The Ultimate Collection 5 78
137 HOUSE
B-Sides and
NEW 146
146 THE ACACIA STRAIN Gravebloom 146 1 RE 196
196 AEROSMITH b Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits 43 60
Rarities
RISE COLUMBIA/LEGACY

JOHNNY CASH 2 The Legend Of Johnny Cash DIERKS BENTLEY 0 Black The act scores its fourth No. 1
162 147
147 5 268 172 197 2 56
COLUMBIA NASHVILLE/LEGACY/AMERICAN/ISLAND/UME CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMGN on the Vinyl Albums chart with
THE BEATLES c Abbey Road ED SHEERAN 2 + this set, selling nearly 3,000
147 148 1 223 RE 198
198 5 214
copies on LP (of its total 5,000
SALES DATA COMPILED BY

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THE BEATLES b 1 FLEET FOXES Crack-Up sold for the week). Impressively,
146 149 1 280 87 199 9 3
APPLE/CAPITOL/UME NONESUCH/WARNER BROS. 27 percent of the band’s career
GORILLAZ Humanz BRANTLEY GILBERT The Devil Dont Sleep album sales are on vinyl.
130 150 PARLOPHONE/WARNER BROS. 2 10 190 200 VALORY/BMLG 2 23

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WE THE BEST/EPIC
NEW MCCAFFERTY Thanks. Sorry. Sure. (EP) 1
No. 12 on Top Album Sales 9 5 SOUNDTRACK ¡ Moana 32
55 TAKE THIS TO HEART

Gains;
WALT DISNEY
with its debut EP, Future SWORN IN All Smiles
NEW 66 1
Friends: Part One. The duo 36 66 SOUNDTRACK Baby Driver: Music From The Motion Picture 2 FEARLESS/CONCORD

Stapleton
30TH CENTURY/COLUMBIA
comprises two-fifths of NEW ENVY ON THE COAST Ritual 1
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and Scott Hoying. The 2 8 DYING FETUS Wrong One To Fuck With 2
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non-a cappella EP bows 7 8 CHRIS STAPLETON 0 From A Room: Volume 1 9
MERCURY NASHVILLE/UMGN
with 13,000 equivalent 12 9 MO3 4 Indictments 34
MO3 MEDIA
album units earned in 9 BRUNO MARS ¡ 24K Magic 32
12 ATLANTIC/AG
KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD Murder Of The Universe Thanks to Independence
the week ending July 6, 1 10 2
KENDRICK LAMAR DAMN.
FLIGHTLESS/ATO Day, a number of albums
according to Nielsen Music. 10 10 12
TOP DAWG/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE/IGA
3 11 MUNICIPAL WASTE Slime And Punishment 2 make gains on the
Of that sum, 12,000 were
Billboard 200. Those titles
NUCLEAR BLAST
album sales. 3 11 PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION d Purple Rain (Soundtrack) 53
NPG/WARNER BROS./RHINO 5 12 STOKLEY Introducing Stokley 2 that likely benefit from the
Superfruit follows BLURAFFE/CONCORD
SUPERFRUIT Future Friends: Part One (EP) patriotic festivities include
the solo projects of NEW 12
12 1 JOHN MORELAND Big Bad Luv
RCA RE 13
13 3 party- and barbecue-ready
Pentatonix’s Avi Kaplan 4AD
SOUNDTRACK Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 releases from Queen
and Kevin Olusola onto 5 13 11 NEW DAMIEN ESCOBAR Boundless 1
MARVEL/HOLLYWOOD 14
14 PHOENIX LANE (No. 65), Creedence
the Billboard 200. Olusola’s
TLC TLC Clearwater Revival
The Renegade EP hit No. 52 NEW 14
14 1 20 15 GRETA VAN FLEET Black Smoke Rising (EP) 2
852 MUSIQ LAVA/REPUBLIC (No. 85), Eagles (No. 167),
in 2015, while Kaplan’s
VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW That’s What I Call Country Volume 10 4 RAG’N’BONE MAN Human Journey (No. 78) and
EP release as Avriel & 21 15 14 16 21
SONY MUSIC/UNIVERSAL/UME BEST LAID PLANS/COLUMBIA Blake Shelton (No. 91).
The Sequoias, Sage and
16 SOUNDTRACK ¡ Trolls 40 NEW 17 THE COATHANGERS Parasite (EP) 1 Shelton was among a
Stone, reached No. 127 17 17 SUICIDE SQUEEZE
number of country acts that
VILLA 40/DREAMWORKS/RCA
earlier in July. Pentatonix’s
17 VARIOUS ARTISTS NOW 62 9 10 18 HEY VIOLET From The Outside 3 rose up the chart, including
fifth member, Kirstin 20 5MODE/HI OR HEY/CAROLINE/CAPITOL

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Maldonado, released her PEDRO RAMAYA BELTRAN Carnavaleando
NEW 18
18 LANY LANY 1 NEW 19
19 1 Toby Keith (No. 169) and
debut EP, Love, on July 14. SIDE STREET/INTERSCOPE/IGA PRB
Maren Morris (No. 103).
Pentatonix has sold 18 MIDLAND Midland (EP) 7
15 19 LADY ANTEBELLUM Heart Break 4 20 BMLG In fact, in the week ending
4.9 million albums, earned CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMGN
RUELLE Rival (EP) July 6, while overall album
1.4 billion on-demand THE BEATLES b Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band NEW 21
21 1
19 20 23 RUELLE sales were down 3 percent
streams and scored seven APPLE/CAPITOL/UME

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JUDAH AND THE LION Folk Hop N’ Roll (falling from 3 million
top 10 releases on the SOUNDTRACK ¡ Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
RE 22
22 CLETUS THE VAN
11
25 21
21 139 to 2.9 million), country
Billboard 200, including MARVEL/HOLLYWOOD
4 23 GOATWHORE Vengeful Ascension 2 album sales were boosted
two No. 1s. NICKELBACK Feed The Machine 3
METAL BLADE
Elsewhere on the
14 22 NICKELBACK II/BMG 10 percent (rising 356,000
NEW 24
24 LEE BAINS III + THE GLORY FIRE Youth Detention 1 to 392,000).
Billboard 200, soundtracks LORDE Melodrama 3
DON GIOVANNI
8 23 Another country album
continue to make a splash LAVA/REPUBLIC
RE 25 ANTHEM LIGHTS Hymns 5
25 that posts an increase
in 2017, as 11 soundtracks 24 ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST 3 Hamilton: An American Musical 92
WAVY

dot the tally, led by Moana


24 HAMILTON UPTOWN/ATLANTIC/AG is Chris Stapleton’s
former No. 1, Traveller,
July 22
2017

(No. 10). So far this year, NEW 25


25 GLORIA TREVI & ALEJANDRA GUZMAN Versus 1
soundtrack sales are up
REBELEON/UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATINO/UMLE which gallops 38-29 with
33 percent compared with 27 26
26 CHRIS STAPLETON 2 Traveller 95
VINYL ALBUMS™ 14,000 units earned (up
the same period in 2016.
MERCURY NASHVILLE/UMGN 10 percent). The set sold
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30 27
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CAPITOL
#1 BEACH HOUSE the latest tracking week,
NEW 1 B-Sides And Rarities 1
3.7 million between Jan. 1 2 CHAINZ Pretty Girls Like Trap Music
1 WK SUB POP bringing its cumulative
16 28 3
and July 7, 2016.
THE REAL UNIVERSITY/DEF JAM
PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION d Purple Rain (Soundtrack) sum to over 2 million
1 2 39
Further, four of the JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT The Nashville Sound 3
NPG/WARNER BROS./RHINO (2.002 million).
11 29
10 top-selling albums
SOUTHEASTERN/THIRTY TIGERS
7 3 BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND a Icon: Greatest Hits 2 Traveller is the most
HIDEOUT/CAPITOL/UME
year to date in 2017 are NEW 30 ZZ WARD The Storm 1 recently released country
30 THE BOARDWALK/HOLLYWOOD THE BEATLES b Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 65 set to sell at least 2 million
soundtracks. Moana leads 5 4 APPLE/CAPITOL/UME
at No. 3, with 508,000 26 31 HARRY STYLES Harry Styles 8 copies since Luke Bryan’s
ERSKINE/COLUMBIA NEW 55 THE ACACIA STRAIN Gravebloom 1 Crash My Party hit the
copies sold (of its total RISE
702,000); followed by Trolls RE 32
32 SHAWN MENDES 0 Illuminate 24 threshold in the week
ISLAND 6 6 FLEET FOXES Crack-Up 3
(No. 7; 382,000); Guardians NONESUCH/WARNER BROS. ending July 13, 2014.
of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (No. 8; 28 33 SOUNDTRACK Beauty And The Beast (2017) 17 THE BEATLES c Abbey Road Traveller bowed in May
WALT DISNEY 14 77 245
363,000); and Beauty and
APPLE/CAPITOL/UME
2015, Crash in August
the Beast (No. 10; 342,000). 34 34 LUKE COMBS This One’s For You 5 NEW OF MONTREAL Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? 1 2013. The latter has sold
RIVER HOUSE/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE/SMN 88 POLYVINYL
—Keith Caulfield 2.7 million, and is Bryan’s
ZAC BROWN BAND Welcome Home 8 SHAKEY GRAVES Shakey Graves & The Horse He Rode In On./Nobody’s Fool... E.P.
33 35 SOUTHERN GROUND/ELEKTRA/AG
NEW 99 DUALTONE
1 best-selling album. —K.C.

NEW 36
36 THE BEACH BOYS 1967: Sunshine Tomorrow 1 RE 10
10 KENDRICK LAMAR ¡ good kid, m.A.A.d city 40
CAPITOL/UME TOP DAWG/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE/IGA

NEW 37
37 THE ACACIA STRAIN Gravebloom 1 RE 11
11 COHEED AND CAMBRIA 0 Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV... 2
RISE EQUAL VISION/COLUMBIA/LEGACY

KEITH URBAN ¡ Ripcord 60 RE 12


12 THE CURE Greatest Hits 2
38 38 HIT RED/CAPITOL NASHVILLE/UMGN FICTION/ELEKTRA/RHINO

BEACH HOUSE B-Sides And Rarities NEW 13


13 THE COATHANGERS Parasite (EP) 1
NEW 39
39 1 SUICIDE SQUEEZE
SUB POP

23 14
14 SOUNDTRACK Baby Driver: Music From The Motion Picture 2
29 40 SZA Ctrl 4 30TH CENTURY/COLUMBIA
TOP DAWG/RCA
21 15
15 HARRY STYLES Harry Styles 8
65 41
41 BEYONCE ¡ Lemonade 62 ERSKINE/COLUMBIA
PARKWOOD/COLUMBIA
16 16
16 PINK FLOYD f The Dark Side Of The Moon 30
48 42
42 TWENTY ONE PILOTS 3 Blurryface 111 PINK FLOYD/LEGACY
FUELED BY RAMEN/AG
11 17 SOUNDTRACK ¡ Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 90
47 43 METALLICA ¡ Hardwired...To Self-Destruct 32
MARVEL/HOLLYWOOD
BLACKENED
9 18 JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT The Nashville Sound 3
JOHNNY CASH 2 The Legend Of Johnny Cash SOUTHEASTERN/THIRTY TIGERS
51 44
44 255
COLUMBIA NASHVILLE/LEGACY/AMERICAN/ISLAND/UME
20 19 AMY WINEHOUSE 2 Back To Black 122
REPUBLIC
40 45 HALSEY hopeless fountain kingdom 5
ASTRALWERKS
RE 20
20 CHRIS STAPLETON 2 Traveller 32
MERCURY/UMGN
NEW 46
46 Z-RO No Love Boulevard 1
1 DEEP RE 21
21 THE CURE Acoustic Hits 2
FICTION/ELEKTRA/RHINO
57 47
47 BRETT YOUNG Brett Young 21
BMLG NEW 22
22 THE CRANBERRIES Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? 1
ISLAND/UNIVERSAL SPECIAL MARKETS/ANALOG SPARK/RAZOR & TIE/CONCORD

48 METALLICA g Metallica 407 TWENTY ONE PILOTS ¡ Vessel


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NEW 49
49 YOUNG WICKED Return Of The Prodigal Son 1 JEFF TWEEDY Together At Last
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4 50 311
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MOSAIC 2 RE 25
25 FLEETWOOD MAC ™20 Rumours 65
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10 55 CRYING IN THE CLUB Camila Cabello 8 49 55 HOBGLOBIN CLC 6