RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 19, 2021)

Welcome to Radio Active, a Sunday evening report from POP! Goes The Charts that gets to the chart of the matter: all the highlights from the CHR/Top 40 chart, as published by Mediabase 24/7 and Mediabase Research. For way 2 many stats on this week’s new update, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

“STAY” AWHILE: For the third consecutive week, The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber have the #1 tune on the Top 40 chart with “Stay”. Though the collaboration loses spins for the first time this week, it’s still about 2,000 spins ahead of the song in the runner-up position.

This week’s top debut also belongs to Bieber with “Ghost”, his 37th top 40 hit to date, which bows at #34. Debuting at #37, Drake leaps onto the chart with the Future and Young Thug-assisted “Way 2 Sexy”, which recently entered at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The release from Certified Lover Boy is the 32nd top 40 hit for Drake and sixth for both featured artists. Rising from 44-39, “Chasing Stars” is now in the top 40 for Alesso, Marshmello and James Bay, which also ranks in the top 30 on the Hot AC list. At the pop format, the song marks their fourth, 12th and second top 40 hits, respectively. Lastly, Madison Beer lifts from 43-40 with “Reckless”, her fourth top 40 entry to date.

From his recent chart-topping album Donda, “Hurricane” is in at #45 on the list for Kanye West, The Weeknd and Lil Baby. Speaking of babies, “Woo Baby” checks in at #47 for the late Pop Smoke and Chris Brown. The tune is currently moving up in the top ten at Rhythmic radio, where “Hurricane” is just outside the top 20. Finally, the Jonas Brothers sneak in at #50 this week with “Who’s In Your Head”.

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