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Check out facts about this week’s hits below.

Happy Now” by Zedd & Elley Duhé

  • Happy Now” is a post-break-up anthem produced by Zedd and sung by Elley Duhé, an up-and-coming singer from Alabama, U.S.A. In this song, Duhé sings about an ex who left her. She wonders if that ex really is happy with how things ended between them. Zedd described the song as “both happy and sad at the same time”.

Eastside” by benny blanco feat. Halsey & Khalid

  • Halsey and Khalid team up with songwriter and producer benny blanco for the sultry and bittersweet “Eastside”, the first song released under benny blanco’s own name. Built around a hazy pluck of a guitar, the song is about how young love eventually becomes depressing as the singer matures into adulthood.

A Thousand Miles” by Route 83

  • Cebuano producer Carlisle Tabanera and his girlfriend Relden Campanilla make up the musical duo Route 83. Over the past year, they had planned to do a cover song to use in their future gigs. Having originally intended to use ABBA’s 1976 hit “Dancing Queen”, the duo later decided to cover a more recent pop song instead. Route 83 recorded their version of Vanessa Carlton’s 2002 hit “A Thousand Miles” solely in Relden’s bedroom, only every time Carlisle visits her at home.

GOSSIP – Post Malone

  • The 23-year old Post Malone has recently smashed a Billboard Chart Record previously held by Michael Jackson when he was at the same age. In 1983, Jackson’s album ”Thriller” spent 76 weeks in the Billboard Top R&B and Hip-Hop Albums Chart. He held that accomplishment for 34 years until Post Malone’s debut album, “Stoney” surpassed the record by one year more. Malone’s success was in part thanks to the internet and streaming sales, an aspect Jackson didn’t have in the 80’s.  [Stoney contains hits such as Déjà vu, White Iversion, and Congratulations]

#1 “In My Feelings” by Drake

  • First released as a single back in July 10, Drake’s “In My Feelings” has quickly become a popular hit inspiring internet memes like the “Kiki Challenge” and igniting debate about who Kiki actually is. The song is Drake’s third number one hit this year and is being considered as 2018’s Song of the Summer. That means that it would be the second time the rapper has a song labeled as the official Song of the Summer after 2016’s “One Dance”.