RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (March 22-23, 2021)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new releases will be lighting up your local station’s playlist this week. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here are six releases impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ANNIKA WELLS, “F**k/Sucks Being Sober” (Vol. 1/Epic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Wells is a newcomer to the format, but she’s penned album cuts for top groups like BTS and the Jonas Brothers.

ARIANA GRANDE, “POV” (Republic)
Album: Positions (2020)
Past T40 History: Will this secure Grande her third #1 hit of the Positions era? She’s led the chart with the title track and “34+35”.

DUNCAN LAURENCE, “Arcade” (Capitol)
Album: Small Town Boy (2020)
Past T40 History: Few Eurovision winners have been successful at Top 40 radio, but this Dutch star is aiming to score his first hit.

GIVĒON, “Heartbreak Anniversary” (Not So Fast/Epic)
Album: When It’s All Said And Done… Take Time (2021)
Past T40 History: The newcomer recently earned a top ten debut on the album chart and a feature on Justin Bieber’s latest album.

JUSTIN BIEBER, “Hold On” (Def Jam)
Album: Justice (2021)
Past T40 History: This past weekend, Bieber claimed his 34th top 40 hit with this new entry. His album looks good for a #1 debut.

LIL TJAY featuring 6LACK, “Calling My Phone” (Columbia)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: The viral collaboration is on the move and surging through the top 20 at both the Rhythmic and Urban formats.

Next week: TBA, as no songs are currently listed as impacting.

How will these songs perform on the adds report? Let me know!

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