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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 25, 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. This week’s survey is all about saving, so for the top records to the rescue, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

HAPPY “TEARS”: With a little help from a newly-released remix featuring Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears” by The Weeknd climbs a notch to #1 on the Top 40 radio chart. It’s his second chart-topper at the format from the album After Hours and his fourth overall.

Demi Lovato and Grande take the top new entry in the top 40 with “Met Him Last Night”, climbing from 44-38. It’s their 19th and 26th top 40 hits, respectively. Meanwhile, after two near-misses in the last five years, Sofia Carson finally scores her first top 40 hit on the pop chart with “Fool’s Gold”, advancing from 46-40.

Just missing the top 40 at #41, “You” crashes onto the chart, as Regard, Troye Sivan and Tate McRae look to maintain their quick ascent through the spring. Jackson Wang is new to the survey with “LMLY” (short for “Leave Me Loving You”), which is off to a lovely start at #47 this week. One more collaboration reaches the top 50: “La Di Die”, performed by TikTok stars Nessa Barrett and Jxdn, at #48. Finally, the debut song at #50 this week recently topped the Alternative chart: “Follow You”, the latest from Imagine Dragons.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 18, 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. Some golden goods are shining on the survey, so here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

TATE AT THE PLATE: As baseball begins to dominate the TV, Tate McRae hits a home run with “You Broke Me First”, which climbs 4-1. The enduring hit scores the top spot after 28 innings… uh, rather, weeks on the chart, making it the slowest run to the top of the pop chart by a female artist. “You” finished only 92 spins ahead of The Weeknd‘s “Save Your Tears”, which advances from 3-2 and will inevitably park at the summit soon.

Singer GIVĒON, who you can find in a featured spot on Justin Bieber‘s “Peaches”, lifts from 41-38 with “Heartbreak Anniversary”. It’s his second top 40 hit to date, which comes as “Peaches” leaps from 13-11. Meanwhile, Kali Uchis also climbs from 44-39 on this week’s list with “Telepatía”, which is her first top 40 hit. It’s one of the many recent songs on the survey to move from a breakout on TikTok to the pop chart.

Four new releases check into the top 50 this week, led by Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande at #44 with “Met Him Last Night”. Lovato has now landed in the top 50 twice in April, as “Dancing With The Devil” (now replaced with “Met”) entered and peaked at #40 two weeks ago. It also continues Grande’s hot streak at the format, as she looks to hold four simultaneous positions in the top 40 next week. A bit further down the list, Sofia Carson is in at #46 with “Fool’s Gold”, with newcomer Annika Wells gliding in at #49 with “Sucks Being Sober”. The last of the new songs in the top 50 is by a labelmate of Wells: AJ Mitchell, who gets going with “Stop” in the #50 spot.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 13, 2021)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: Doja Cat and SZA give much “More” to the panel with their new hit. Let’s add ’em up:

“KISS” MY ADDS: The latest release from Doja Cat and SZA, “Kiss Me More”, easily took the Most Added title at the Top 40 format today with 125 commitments on impact. It entered at #33 on last weekend’s published list. The two women also led today’s report at the Rhythmic format, putting up 47 adds there. It’s likely to do well on both charts through the spring and summer.

The only other new title in the top five comes from AJ Mitchell, whose “Stop” earned 33 stations on impact and tied for third place. Does it become his fourth top 40 entry at the format in the coming weeks? We’ll find out soon.

Charting singles from Justin Bieber, Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DOJA CAT featuring SZA, “Kiss Me More” (Kemosabe/RCA)
2. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Déjà Vu” (Geffen/Interscope)
3-T. AJ MITCHELL, “Stop” (Epic)
3-T. LIL NAS X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” (Columbia)
5. DEMI LOVATO featuring ARIANA GRANDE, “Met Him Last Night” (Island/Republic)
6-T. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Hold On” (Def Jam)
6-T. KALI UCHIS, “Telepatía” (Virgin EMI/Interscope)
8-T. ARIANA GRANDE, “POV” (Republic)
8-T. NESSA BARRETT featuring JXDN, “La Di Die” (Warner)
10. SOFIA CARSON, “Fool’s Gold” (Hollywood)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (April 12-13, 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 four tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AJ MITCHELL, “Stop” (Epic)
Album: Skyview (2021)
Past T40 History: Mitchell narrowly missed earning his fourth top 40 song in July with “Burn”, which peaked at #42 on the chart.

DEMI LOVATO featuring ARIANA GRANDE, “Met Him Last Night” (Island/Republic)
Album: Dancing With The Devil… The Art Of Starting Over (2021)
Past T40 History: This is replacing “Dancing With The Devil” as the new single from Lovato’s album. “Devil” got to #40 last week.

DOJA CAT featuring SZA, “Kiss Me More” (Kemosabe/RCA)
Album: Planet Her (2021)
Past T40 History: After a big first day of airplay, this release easily crashed into the top 40. It’s their sixth and seventh top 40 hits.

NESSA BARRETT featuring JXDN, “La Di Die” (Warner)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: This track is nearing the top 20 at Alternative radio. Jxdn’s “Angels & Demons” hit #49 at Top 40 radio last fall.

Next week: songs from Beach Bunny and Jackson Wang hope to hop along and up the adds report.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 6, 2021)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: Olivia Rodrigo is the lead driver among the records racing for adds. Let’s add ’em up:

ENJOY THE “VU”: With the follow-up to the recent chart-topper “Driver’s License”, which spent five weeks at #1, Olivia Rodrigo scored a very nice 121 adds on impact for “Déjà Vu”. The tune snuck into the top 40 last weekend and should see some good movement in the coming days. It tied for eighth place at the Hot AC format yesterday, which appeared due to a handful of stations that reported early.

Lil Nas X secured 49 adds during the session for “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”, good for the runner-up spot. The single and its music video have been the subject of much online conversation recently, which helped propel it to a #1 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Demi Lovato also entered the top five with the Ariana Grande-assisted “Met Him Last Night”, scoring 20 adds and a fifth place finish. A week ago, Lovato’s “Dancing With The Devil” impacted here with a total of 44 stations during its first week. Given the new single swap, we’ll see what occurs on the airplay chart in the coming weeks.

Charting singles from Addison Rae, Justin Bieber and Masked Wolf returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Déjà Vu” (Geffen/Interscope)
2. LIL NAS X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” (Columbia)
3. ARIANA GRANDE, “POV” (Republic)
4. JUSTIN BIEBER featuring DANIEL CAESAR & GIVEON, “Peaches” (Def Jam)
5. DEMI LOVATO featuring ARIANA GRANDE, “Met Him Last Night” (Island/Republic)
6. GIVĒON, “Heartbreak Anniversary” (Not So Fast/Epic)
7. ADDISON RAE, “Obsessed” (Sandlot/AWAL-in2une)
8. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Hold On” (Def Jam)
9. KALI UCHIS, “Telepatía” (Virgin EMI/Interscope)
10-T. MASKED WOLF, “Astronaut In The Ocean” (Elektra/EMG)
10-T. SOFIA CARSON, “Fool’s Gold” (Hollywood)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 30, 2021)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: Fruity finds are leading the way, as Justin Bieber tops the adds report. Let’s add ’em up:

A PEACHY POSITION: Justin Bieber leads the adds report at Top 40 radio with the Daniel Caesar and Givēon-assisted hit “Peaches”, earning another sweet and sugary 70 stations this week. Bieber’s “Hold On” is also holding onto a spot in the top five again, scoring 28 more adds and a third place finish. The former is looking to fly straight into the top 20 this week, while the latter is still approaching the top 30.

The top impacting titles on the log were by Demi Lovato and Addison Rae: the former’s “Dancing With The Devil” spun into the runner-up spot with 44 stations, while the latter’s “Obsessed” preoccupied the pop panel with 21 stations, good for fifth place. Lovato’s song is likely to reach the lower end of the top 40 by the weekend, while Rae’s should start somewhere in the top 50.

Charting singles from Ariana Grande, Cardi B and Masked Wolf returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. JUSTIN BIEBER featuring DANIEL CAESAR & GIVEON, “Peaches” (Def Jam)
2. DEMI LOVATO, “Dancing With The Devil” (Island/Republic)
3. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Hold On” (Def Jam)
4. ARIANA GRANDE, “POV” (Republic)
5. ADDISON RAE, “Obsessed” (Sandlot/AWAL-in2une)
6-T. GIVĒON, “Heartbreak Anniversary” (Not So Fast/Epic)
6-T. LIL NAS X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” (Columbia)
6-T. SOFIA CARSON, “Fool’s Gold” (Hollywood)
9. MASKED WOLF, “Astronaut In The Ocean” (Elektra/EMG)
10. CARDI B, “Up” (Atlantic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 28, 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 all your Passover pop activity, including more than a few songs passing over others on the survey, here’s a look at what’s moving at the format this week:

END OF THE DRIVE: Chart smash “Driver’s License” from Olivia Rodrigo cruises to a fifth week at the top of the pop chart. In the next few days, it will likely relinquish the chart crown to Billie Eilish, whose “Therefore I Am” is still gaining as it holds at #2.

Another week, another Justin Bieber debut. His 35th top 40 hit is “Peaches”, which scores a sweet start at #29. The track features Daniel Caesar and Givēon, who both score their first top 40 single to date at the format. Ariana Grande‘s “POV” is next at #34, which becomes her 25th top 40 hit at the format. Her new single was last Tuesday’s Most Added song at the format, while “Peaches” secured a second place finish. Format newcomers Lil Tjay and 6LACK are dialing up a hit in “Calling My Phone”, soaring from 43-37 this week. The collaboration is still rising quickly through the top 20 on both the Rhythmic and Urban lists, where both acts have charted previously. Up next, “Sunshine (The Light)” shines on the chart, up from 41-39 for Fat Joe, DJ Khaled and Amorphous. This marks the fifth top 40 hit and first in 16 years for Fat Joe, the 11th for DJ Khaled and the first for Amorphous. Finally, Duncan Laurence appears on the Top 40 radio chart with his first entry, “Arcade”, which debuts at #40. In 2019, it took the top prize at the Eurovision Song Contest and is now the first winning title from the competition to hit the this list since 1976’s “Save Your Kisses For Me” by Brotherhood Of Man, which reached #36 on the CHR survey in Radio & Records that June.

In the top 50, the aforementioned Givēon comes in at #45 with his own “Heartbreak Anniversary”. The track is also approaching the top 40 at the Rhythmic and Urban radio formats. At #47, Ashe and Finneas enter with the duet “Till Forever Falls Apart”. Finneas has written and/or produced a number of chart titles, including those for his sister Billie Eilish, but has never ranked in the top 50 as an artist. The viral hit “Telepatía” by newcomer Kali Uchis aparece en la lista de radio en #49 (or appears on the list at #49.) We have one final song in the #50 spot, coming from NF and the title cut from his recent mixtape Clouds. The set is expected to place in the top five on next week’s Billboard 200 update.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 23, 2021)

Welcome to Add Lib, your Tuesday report on POP! Goes The Charts that’s mad about CHR/Top 40 adds, based on the station data provided by Mediabase 24/7 and Add Board. This week: Ariana Grande is positioned at the top once again. Let’s add ’em up:

ENJOY THE VIEW: Top 40 radio has a point of view on Ariana Grande’s “POV”, which leads the adds report with 81 stations on impact. This will soon be the third top 40 hit from the album Positions: both the title track and “34+35” reached #1 at the format.

Five adds behind Grande, Justin Bieber opened in second place with the Daniel Caesar and Givēon-assisted hit “Peaches”. At 76 stations this week, it comes in well ahead of another recent Bieber release, “Hold On”, scoring 24 adds and a fourth place finish. Meanwhile, featured artist Givēon is also breaking out with his own tune “Heartbreak Anniversary”, which takes fifth place with 18 new commitments from the panel.

Format newcomer Duncan Laurence also had a great day with “Arcade”, a hit which won the Eurovision Song Contest two years ago. Thanks in part to recent activity on TikTok, it’s having a successful second life: it secured up 50 adds on impact, good for third place.

Charting singles from Bebe Rexha, Cardi B and Masked Wolf returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ARIANA GRANDE, “POV” (Republic)
2. JUSTIN BIEBER featuring DANIEL CAESAR & GIVEON, “Peaches” (Def Jam)
3. DUNCAN LAURENCE, “Arcade” (Capitol)
4. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Hold On” (Def Jam)
5. GIVĒON, “Heartbreak Anniversary” (Not So Fast/Epic)
6. MASKED WOLF, “Astronaut In The Ocean” (Elektra/EMG)
7-T. ANNIKA WELLS, “Sucks Being Sober” (Vol. 1/Epic)
7-T. BEBE REXHA, “Sacrifice” (Warner)
9-T. CARDI B, “Up” (Atlantic)
9-T. GLASS ANIMALS, “Heat Waves” (Republic)

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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.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 21, 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. Ready for our rocket ride to planet pop? It’s time for all you audio astronauts to discover what’s popping at the format this week:

ALIVE AT “35”: Pop superstar Ariana Grande remains at the top for a second week with “34+35”, the second consecutive chart-topper from her recent studio album Positions. However, Grande’s hit is likely to be unseated next week, as Olivia Rodrigo cruises down the highway of hits from 5-2 with “Driver’s License”.

New to the top 40, Cardi B moves from 44-39 with “Up”, while SZA rises a spot from 41-40 with “Good Days”. It’s the ninth top 40 song here for the former and the sixth for the latter. (Had Mediabase credited Cardi B for her featured slot on Ed Sheeran‘s “South Of The Border” that she shared with Camila Cabello, it would be her tenth.)

Format newcomers Masked Wolf and Jessia lead three new entries in the top 50 with their current viral tracks “Astronaut In The Ocean” and “I’m Not Pretty”, which debut at #43 and #44, respectively. Further down, G-Eazy lands at #48 with his Chris Brown and Mark Morrison-assisted “Provide”, which samples the latter’s 1997 hit “Return Of The Mack”.

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