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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 28, 2019

The chart World is theirs.

Scene any good collaborations lately? With these K-pop guys sticking around, it’s likely that a few have appeared on your radar. So, here are the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

BTS – BTS World (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
Features: Collaborations with Charli XCX, Juice WRLD and Zara Larsson, which all sported strong debuts on the iTunes all-genre chart

THE BLACK KEYS – “Let’s Rock” (iTunes)
Features: “Lo/Hi”, a recent #1 song on the Alternative radio chart

Notable albums out this week: Chris Brown‘s Indigo (iTunes), Foy Vance‘s From Muscle Shoals (iTunes), Ingrid Michaelson‘s Stranger Songs (iTunes), Kim Petras‘s Clarity (iTunes), Kylie Minogue‘s Step Back In Time: The Definitive Collection (iTunes), Pepper‘s Local Motion (iTunes), Shane Smith & The Saints‘s Hail Mary (iTunes), The B-52’s‘ Cosmic Thing (30th Anniversary Edition) (iTunes), The Driver Era‘s X (iTunes), Thom Yorke‘s ANIMA (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: BENEE‘s Fire On Marzz (iTunes), Eden XO‘s The Question (iTunes), G-Eazy‘s B-Sides (iTunes), Great Good Fine OK‘s GGFOUR (iTunes), Julia Michaels‘s Inner Monologue – Part 2 (iTunes), Mat Kearney‘s City Of Black & White (Revisited) (iTunes), Moby Rich‘s Our First Second (iTunes), Violet Skies‘s I’ll Buy A House (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“A Thousand Ways (Acoustic)”, Phoebe Ryan (iTunes)
“Actually”, Valerie Broussard (iTunes)
“All I Know”, Violet Days (iTunes)
“All The Feels”, Fitz & The Tantrums (iTunes)
“Beautiful People”, Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid (iTunes)
“Boys In The Street”, A Great Big World (iTunes)
“Can We Pretend (Sigala Remix)”, P!nk featuring Cash Cash (iTunes)
“Checkmate”, Conan Gray (iTunes)
“Come To Brazil”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“Comin In Hot”, Adam Lambert (iTunes)
“Criminal”, Grey (iTunes)
“Dancing In The Street”, The Struts (iTunes)
“Dancing With Your Ghost”, Sasha Sloan (iTunes)
“Don’t Dream It’s Over”, Liv Dawson (iTunes)
“Fast (Remix)”, Sueco The Child featuring Offset & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Flying On My Own (Dave Audé Remix)”, Celine Dion (iTunes)
“Get Like Me”, Bhad Bhabie featuring NLE Choppa (iTunes)
“Give”, Stan Walker (iTunes)
“Going Off”, JXN featuring A$AP Twelvyy (iTunes)
“Hate How Much I Love You”, Conor Maynard (iTunes)
“Hate Me”, Ellie Goulding & Juice WRLD (iTunes)
“Higher Love”, Kygo x Whitney Houston (iTunes)
“History Repeats”, Brittany Howard (iTunes)
“Honey” and “Red Hearse”, Red Hearse (iTunes)
“Hurt Me”, Meghan Trainor (iTunes)
“Icon”, Benjamin Poss (iTunes)
“Just Wanna”, Iggy Azalea (iTunes)
“Losers”, Frawley (iTunes)
“Love Me”, Stanaj (iTunes)
“Love On Myself”, Felix Jaehn featuring Calum Scott (iTunes)
“Not In California”, K.Flay (iTunes)
“Oh Love”, Parson James, Wrabel & VINCINT (iTunes)
“Ooh La La”, Josie Dunne (iTunes)
“Pink Youth”, Yuna featuring Little Simz (iTunes)
“Racks”, H.E.R. featuring YBN Cordae (iTunes)
“Restless”, Moon Taxi (iTunes)
“Rewind”, Christian Paul (iTunes)
“Same Room”, JP Saxe (iTunes)
“Simple Things”, Alexander Cardinale featuring Christina Perri (iTunes)
“Some Girl”, Andy Grammer (iTunes)
“Sorry Would Go A Long Way”, Tori Kelly (iTunes)
“The Game”, Mayer Hawthorne (iTunes)
“The Subway Song”, Delacey (iTunes)
“The Wave (Acoustic)”, R3HABLia Marie Johnson (iTunes)
“Things Fall Apart”, Ayokay (iTunes)
“Tonight”, Scarypoolparty (iTunes)
“Ur So Beautiful”, Grace VanderWaal (iTunes)
“Wait For Me”, Carnage featuring G-Eazy & Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“When I Grow Up”, NF (iTunes)
“Who”, MUNA (iTunes)
“Without You Now”, Digital Farm Animals featuring AJ Mitchell (iTunes)
“Youth & Love”, Jack Savoretti featuring MIKA (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums like the soundtrack to Stranger Things and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 30, 2019)

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: some collaboration called “ME!” manages to put up, you know, a few adds here and there. Nothing historic or anything… alright, maybe it’s a tad bigger than that. Let’s add ’em up:

GET “ME” TO THE TOP: A huge congratulations to Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie, who easily claim the top spot on the log with “ME!”, picking up an add at every station (184 of them) on the current Top 40 panel. It marks the fourth time in the history of the plays-per-week era that this event has occurred at the format, three of which have come in the last three years. Swift previously pulled off the feat in 2017 with “Look What You Made Me Do”, which started at 187 stations at the time. Needless to say, the song’s quick start definitely makes it a contender for the Song Of The Summer, with a likely run at #1 coming in the not-so-distant future.

Beyond that lofty achievement for Swift and Urie, a single by Martin Garrix with Macklemore and Patrick Stump has a good start in the runner-up position with a total of 48 stations on impact. “Summer Days” will be absolutely perfect for the season that’ll be here before you know it. Juice WRLD is also in the mix with a cut that’s already receiving a solid amount of airplay at both the Rhythmic and Urban radio formats, “Hear Me Calling”. It earns 26 stations in its first full week, enough to land in fifth place.

Repeated (and very active) titles from acts like Billie Eilish, Dan + Shay, Khalid and Lizzo make up the rest of the top ten.

Next week, we’ll be coloring the adds report with some BLACKPINK. Stay tuned to see how “Kill This Love” performs.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. TAYLOR SWIFT featuring BRENDON URIE, “ME!” (Republic)
2. MARTIN GARRIX featuring MACKLEMORE & PATRICK STUMP, “Summer Days” (RCA)
3. BILLIE EILISH, “Bad Guy” (Darkroom/Interscope)
4. DADDY YANKEE & KATY PERRY featuring SNOW, “Con Calma” (El Cartel/UMLE/Capitol)
5-T. JUICE WRLD, “Hear Me Calling” (Grade A/Interscope)
5-T. KHALID, “Talk” (RCA)
7-T. DAN + SHAY, “Speechless” (Warner Bros.)
7-T. LIZZO, “Juice” (Atlantic)
9. BTS featuring HALSEY, “Boy With Luv” (BigHit/Columbia)
10. BAZZI, “Paradise” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 23, 2019)

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: Daddy Yankee, Katy Perry and Snow freeze out the competition here, but there are plenty of newcomers skiing their way through an icy top ten. Put on some mittens and let’s add ’em up:

“CON” HAS ITS PROS: The rapper named Snow hasn’t appeared in the top 40 at the format in almost 26 years, but the forecast sure is calling for a blizzard at pop radio this summer. His 1993 classic “Informer” is sampled on “Con Calma”, a collaboration with Daddy Yankee and Katy Perry, which claims the Most Added title at Top 40 radio this week, starting with 87 stations on impact. At Rhythmic radio, it adds another 14 stations to its total. Both Yankee and Perry have history at #1 on the Top 40 list, with Perry’s #1 streak being significantly larger, though Snow’s signature hit spent a week at #2, narrowly missing the top spot. We’ll see if this cut can inform a wider audience in the annual fight for the Song of the Summer. It’ll be a tough one once again.

Also entering the game this week, SZA, The Weeknd and Travis Scott have a powerful start for “Power Is Power”, a track taken off the compilation For The Throne: Music Inspired By The HBO Series Game of Thrones. The collaboration earns 37 stations and a second place finish, as well as 38 stations and the Most Added title on the Rhythmic radio log. Additionally, Dan + Shay score a solid fourth place entry with “Speechless”, their latest Country radio crossover, which picks up 29 new stations this week.

Next week, it’s all about a singer named Taylor Swift. Heard of her? We think she’s an emerging artist to watch…

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DADDY YANKEE & KATY PERRY featuring SNOW, “Con Calma” (El Cartel/UMLE/Capitol)
2. SZA, THE WEEKND & TRAVIS SCOTT, “Power Is Power” (Columbia)
3. BTS featuring HALSEY, “Boy With Luv” (BigHit/Columbia)
4. DAN + SHAY, “Speechless” (Warner Bros.)
5. KHALID, “Talk” (RCA)
6. BILLIE EILISH, “Bad Guy” (Darkroom/Interscope)
7-T. BAZZI, “Paradise” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)
7-T. JENNIFER LOPEZ featuring FRENCH MONTANA, “Medicine” (HITCO)
9. TRAVIS SCOTT featuring THE WEEKND, “Wake Up” (Epic-Republic)
10. MAX featuring QUINN XCII, “Love Me Less” (Arista/RED)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 16, 2019)

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: our musical map of the soul leads us to a winning collaboration from BTS and Halsey, while singles from Push Baby and Travis Scott also push towards big starts. Let’s add ’em up:

IT’S A “BOY”: K-popping into the top spot on this week’s adds report, “Boy With Luv” by BTS and Halsey earns a huge first-week total at the Top 40 format, picking up 109 stations on impact. That sum is more than enough to give the group their biggest start to date and should launch this single well up the chart towards their highest-peaking entry at the format ever. Meanwhile, Halsey has history at the top with three #1 songs here, all of them collaborations, and we’ll see if she’s due for a fourth. “Boy” did not impact at any other format this week, but it may earn some Hot AC and Rhythmic airplay as the spring rolls on.

Travis Scott is also looking awake and alert with The Weeknd-assisted “Wake Up”, which falls into third place with 40 stations. A recent top 20 song on the Rhythmic survey, “Wake” should climb just as high on the Top 40 list. Additionally, Push Baby, a quartet who formerly charted as Rixton, is showing promise with a fifth place finish at 26 stations for “Mama’s House”. In 2014, the band’s best-performing song under their previous name, “Me And My Broken Heart”, reached #6 that June.

Next week, look out for impacting singles from Bazzi, Dan + Shay and MAX to continue to shine ahead of the summer season.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. BTS featuring HALSEY, “Boy With Luv” (BigHit/Columbia)
2. LIL NAS X, “Old Town Road” (Columbia)
3. TRAVIS SCOTT featuring THE WEEKND, “Wake Up” (Epic-Republic)
4. JONAS BROTHERS, “Cool” (Republic)
5. PUSH BABY, “Mama’s House” (SRV/Republic)
6. KELLY CLARKSON, “Broken & Beautiful” (Atlantic/EMG)
7. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Someone You Loved” (Capitol)
8-T. BILLIE EILISH, “When The Party’s Over” (Darkroom/Interscope)
8-T. KHALID, “Talk” (RCA)
10. LIZZO, “Juice” (Atlantic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (April 15-16, 2019)

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 impacting singles this week at the Top 40 format:

BETTY WHO – “I Remember” (AWAL/in2une)
Album: Betty (2019)
Past T40 History: Who hasn’t charted here before, but she’s had a couple of songs receive airplay at the Hot AC format since 2014.

BTS featuring HALSEY – “Boy With Luv” (BigHit/Columbia)
Album: Map Of The Soul: Persona (EP) (2019)
Past T40 History: Making a strong entry into the top 40 here after just two days of airplay, this collaboration should fly up the list.

LEWIS CAPALDI – “Someone You Loved” (Capitol)
Album: Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (2019)
Past T40 History: The current #1 single in the U.K. is this singer’s first song to impact here. It’s now in the top 40 at Hot AC radio.

TRAVIS SCOTT (featuring THE WEEKND) – “Wake Up” (Epic-Republic)
Album: Astroworld (2018)
Past T40 History: Scott’s “Sicko Mode” recently became his first top ten single here after several minor entries as a featured artist.

WILEY, SEAN PAUL, STEFFLON DON & IDRIS ELBA – “Boasty” (BMG)
Album: (single only) (2019)
Past T40 History: Paul is the sole artist on this single to make the top 40 at the format. His last entry in the region ranked in 2017.

Next week: All sorts of new releases are headed to the format, including future hits by two male soloists who charted well last year: Bazzi and MAX. Dan + Shay are also in the mix with their latest crossover from the Country chart.

Which of these new songs would you like to see top the charts? Let me know!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 14, 2019)

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. The game of thrones (at least on the Top 40 chart) isn’t seeing much action this week, but that’ll change next time around. Until then, here’s what’s popping on the survey:

SIXES AND SEVENS: As noted last week, Ariana Grande‘s “7 Rings” secures a sixth week at #1 on the Top 40 chart, which now becomes her longest-running #1 single at the format ever. However, this will be its last week at the summit, as the Jonas Brothers fly from 6-2 this week with the blazing “Sucker”, which will pass Grande’s big hit in the next few days. When it reaches the top, it will become the first #1 song at any format for the group.

Speaking of these three talented brothers, their latest single “Cool” moves from 43-25 on the chart, marking their eighth top 40 song to date. It’s the highest of three new entries in the region this week, though the other two tracks are well below it. One of them jumps into the entire top 50 at #37: “Boy With Luv”, the first collaboration by K-pop sensation BTS and singer Halsey. It’s the fourth time in the top 40 for the septet and the tenth entry for the featured performer. The track easily reached #1 on iTunes upon release. Julia Michaels and Niall Horan also edge into the top 40 this week, up 41-40 with “What A Time”. It’s the fifth top 40 single for each of them, the latter artist earning his fifth solo entry (which compliments his 13 as a member of One Direction.)

Three further entries in the top 50 this week are led by newcomer Kiana Ledé, who checks in at #46 with “Ex”. You’ll find it closing in on the top ten at the Rhythmic radio format. Ciara earns her first top 50 title since 2009 with “Thinkin Bout You”, new at #48. At #49, we also have the newest solo hit for a second One Direction alum: Louis Tomlinson is back with “Two Of Us”. The tune could earn him the third top 40 solo entry of his career in the coming weeks.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of April 12, 2019

Mapping out a chart win.

When the world’s biggest K-pop group maps out a route to the top of the charts, everyone else should move out of the way… here are this week’s top new albums and singles hitting the market:

BTS – Map Of The Soul: Persona (EP) (iTunes)
Features: The Halsey-assisted “Boy With Luv”, which impacts at Top 40 radio this coming Tuesday

Notable albums out this week: Aaron Lewis‘s State I’m In (iTunes), Anderson .Paak‘s Ventura (iTunes), Andy Black‘s The Ghost Of Ohio (iTunes), Bruce Hornsby‘s Absolute Zero (iTunes), Danny Gokey‘s Haven’t Seen It Yet (iTunes), Emma Bunton‘s My Happy Place (iTunes), Glen Hansard‘s This Wild Willing (iTunes), Jackie Evancho‘s The Debut (iTunes), John Paul White‘s The Hurting Kind (iTunes), LSD‘s Labrinth, Sia & Diplo Present… (iTunes), Melissa Etheridge‘s The Medicine Show (iTunes), Missio‘s The Darker The Weather // The Better The Man (iTunes), Nicklas Sahl‘s Planets (iTunes), Tommee Profitt x Fleurie‘s Gloria Regali (iTunes), Walking On Cars‘s Colours (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Hannah Jane Lewis‘s Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes), Leaving Austin‘s Southern Gold (iTunes), Norah Jones‘s Begin Again (iTunes), Ofenbach‘s Ofenbach (iTunes), Omar Apollo‘s Friends (iTunes), Theia‘s Not Your Princess (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“All Nighter”, Overstreet (iTunes)
“Back To Love”, Chris Brown (iTunes)
“Better By Myself”, Hey Violet (iTunes)
“Between The Lines (Louie Vega Remix)”, Robyn (iTunes)
“Borderline”, Tame Impala (iTunes)
“Can We Pretend”, P!nk featuring Cash Cash (iTunes)
“Can’t Come Back”, Myzica (iTunes)
“Dead To Me”, Blackbear (iTunes)
“Don’t Give Up On Me (R3HAB Remix)”, Andy Grammer (iTunes)
“Every Boy”, Miss Benny (iTunes)
“Favourite Ex”, Maisie Peters (iTunes)
“Fifteen”, Johan (iTunes)
“Free To Go”, Seeb x Highasakite (iTunes)
“F*ck”, Oliver Tree (iTunes)
“Heroes Never Die”, UNSECRET featuring Krigarè (iTunes)
“Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness)”, The Raconteurs (iTunes)
“I Just Wanted You”, Openside (iTunes)
“I’m Not Coming Back”, Meg Mac (iTunes)
“Imported”, Jessie Reyez & 6LACK (iTunes)
“Kingdom Of One”, Maren Morris (iTunes)
“Late Night Feelings”, Mark Ronson featuring Lykke Li (iTunes)
“Make Up”, Landon Cube (iTunes)
“Nightshade”, The Lumineers (iTunes)
“One Thought Away”, Asher Angel featuring Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“Ride”, Lolo Zouaï (iTunes)
“Roll The Dice”, Marshmello & SOBxRBE (iTunes)
“Roots And Wings”, Jessie James Decker (iTunes)
“Sanguine Paradise”, Lil Uzi Vert (iTunes)
“Sixteen”, Ellie Goulding (iTunes)
“SOS”, Avicii featuring Aloe Blacc (iTunes)
“Summer Love”, Oliver Heldens featuring Devin & Nile Rodgers (iTunes)
“Sunday”, Jessica Mauboy (iTunes)
“Talk (Remix)”, Khalid featuring Megan Thee Stallion & Yo Gotti (iTunes)
“The Bully”, Sody (iTunes)
“Think About You (Galantis Remix)”, Kygo featuring Valerie Broussard (iTunes)
“Til I Don’t”, Mokita (iTunes)
“Timeless”, Rob Thomas (iTunes)
“Ugly”, Anitta (iTunes)
“Up All Night”, Harrison Wheeler featuring Magic Marshall (iTunes)
“Waiting Tables”, Fly By Midnight (iTunes)
“Wreck”, Hux (iTunes)
“You The One”, EBEN (iTunes)
“Zelda Mae”, Fergus (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums and EPs from Cage The Elephant, Lizzo and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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