RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (September 13-14, 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 five singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DRAKE featuring FUTURE & YOUNG THUG, “Way 2 Sexy” (Republic)
Album: Certified Lover Boy (2021)
Past T40 History: The song is in the top 30 at the Rhythmic and Urban formats. Drake’s album landed atop the Billboard 200 list.

ED SHEERAN, “Shivers” (Atlantic)
Album: = (2021)
Past T40 History: With his 23rd top 40 single to date at the Top 40 format, Sheeran’s new release started at #36 this past Sunday.

JUSTIN BIEBER, “Ghost” (Def Jam)
Album: Justice (2021)
Past T40 History: After a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, Bieber’s sixth single off his current album heads for adds.

KACEY MUSGRAVES, “Justified” (MCA Nashville/Interscope)
Album: Star-Crossed (2021)
Past T40 History: She’s earned a handful of top 40 songs at the Country format, but Musgraves has never charted at Top 40 radio.

NESSA BARRETT, “I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead” (Warner)
EP: Pretty Poison (2021)
Past T40 History: Barrett is looking for her second top 40 song at the format in 2021, which follows the Jxdn-assisted “La Di Die”.

Next week: Monsta X hopes that their one day to collect as many adds as they can is next Tuesday.

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

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