The Record Music News From NPR

Some things actually are surprising: Taylor Swift, performing on ABC's Good Morning America in New York City on Oct. 30, sold over a million copies of her new album, 1989, in its first week. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images hide caption

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Sam Hunt has written hits for both Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban. His debut album, Montevallo, is out on Oct. 27. Chase Lauer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Two dope boys on a Cadillac: Andre 3000 and Big Boi in the early days. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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