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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 25, 2017)

Welcome to Add Lib, a new weekly 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: Shawn Mendes illuminates the Most Added leaderboard, Noah Cyrus achy breaks at the format and Paramore proves it’s easy to be “Hard”, even without a Hair-raising musical. This is the dawning of the new Tuesday adds report, new Tuesday adds repooooort… so, let the sunshine in already! Here’s what shining this week:

“NOTHING” BEATS MENDES: After quickly reaching the top 50 on last Sunday’s published update, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” by Shawn Mendes continues to leave the CHR/Top 40 panel shook by its slayage (that’s what the kids tell me) on both sales and streaming platforms. So, it’s no wonder that the single impacts with 76 adds in its first frame, the Most Added record this week. That notable total matches the 76 adds that “Treat You Better” received on impact in June 2016, which reached a peak of #2 in October. The teenager’s Illuminate album, which features both tracks, was recently reissued digitally. Co-writer Teddy Geiger is up to his fourth chart song with Mendes, which is two times the amount of top 40 singles he had as an artist in 2006. (No tea, no shade to Mr. Geiger, by the way; I still enjoy a listen to “These Walls” now and again.)

DO YOU WANT TO NOAH SECRET?: She’s not crying anymore! 17-year-old Noah Cyrus is looking for her second chart hit with “Stay Together”, which stays around in the fourth Most Added spot this week, taking in 31 stations. (It is tied with “Attention” by Charlie Puth for the position; more on that one next week when it impacts!) Father Billy Ray Cyrus, brother Trace Cyrus (a member of Metro Station) and sister Miley Cyrus have all hit the top 40 at least once, with the latter Cyrus leading at eight hits since 2007. Of course, the newest musical member of the family made her top 40 debut three months ago with “Make Me (Cry)”, a song that features Labrinth. It peaked at #19 for two weeks. Does she noah way to the #1 spot this time? “Stay” tuned, chart fans.

LESS IS (PARA)MORE: After three years away from the Top 40 chart, and almost a decade after their first pop hit, Paramore is still serving up more hits. The trio returns with “Hard Times”, an easy sell for both Alternative and Top 40 fans. It tops the Most Added list at the former, while it’s tied for sixth Most Added at the latter, pulling in 29 stations on impact. The act’s After Laughter is due on May 12, and it features the group’s original drummer Zac Farro, who parted ways in 2010. While their sound is definitely a bit different from the Riot! days, when they first made the top 40 at the format with “Misery Business”, you shouldn’t riot or feel miserable about it. After all, the majority of our favorite bands adapt; it’s just a part of one’s musical career. (Just, you know, leave the Hot Topic obsession in 2007, if you would.)

1. SHAWN MENDES, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” (Island/Republic)
, “The Cure” (Streamline/Interscope)
3. DNCE featuring NICKI MINAJ, “Kissing Strangers” (Republic)
4-T. CHARLIE PUTH, “Attention” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)
4-T. NOAH CYRUS, “Stay Together” (RECORDS/Sony RED)
6-T. ED SHEERAN, “Castle On The Hill” (Atlantic)
6-T. PARAMORE, “Hard Times” (Fueled By Ramen/RRP)
8. DRAKE, “Passionfruit” (YMCMB/Republic)
9. LUIS FONSI & DADDY YANKEE featuring JUSTIN BIEBER, “Despacito” (UMLE/RBMG/Def Jam/Republic)
10-T. HALSEY, “Now Or Never” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
10-T. JON BELLION, “Overwhelming” (Capitol)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 23, 2017)

Welcome to Radio Active, a weekly 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. Yesterday was Record Store Day, and I certainly got a lot of great singles from artists like Deee-Lite, Madonna and Prince. Hey, it’s always best to have more wax in your hands than in your ears, even with a Q-Tip in my RSD collection. So, listen up as we rewind the week, then hit play and slay through the latest stats from the pop radio survey:

CAN’T GET IT OUT OF MY ED: …and here we are again, folks. For the tenth week in a row, Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape Of You” stays at that top spot on the CHR/Top 40 chart. It’s the third ten-week #1 so far this decade, and the only one that isn’t a collaboration. (In 2008, Leona Lewis‘s “Bleeding Love” was the last double-digit leader by a sole performer, also spending ten weeks at the top.) The song in second place for the fourth week, Bruno Mars‘s “That’s What I Like”, should finally get its first frame at #1 next week. Will I be rejoicing? No tea, no shade, but that’s an affirmative. Sheeran’s “Castle On The Hill” makes a notable jump from 30-22 on the list, while also rising 22-18 at the Hot AC format. At this rate, I’d expect that “Castle” will likely be in the top ten by the end of May, due to a number of summer single premieres (you know they’re all coming!) over the next few weeks.

“Shape” is still in the top five on at least four radio formats this week (beyond the aforementioned charts, AC and Rhythmic), while it also maintains a top 20 placing on, believe it or not, the Spanish chart. How’s it doing so well there? Well, thanks to a remix featuring reggae duo Zion & Lennox, the mass appeal hit continues to be, well, even more mass appeal. Will it ever stop? Ay, Dios mío…

EVEN “STRANGERS” NEED A “CURE”: Two of the most talked about tracks on the pop radio chart this week really know how to make an entrance, shooting straight into the top 40. The higher of the twosome is “Kissing Strangers” by DNCE, bowing in at #36 on the chart. It’s the group’s fifth top 40 hit since 2015, while featured artist Nicki Minaj scores her 34th top 40 entry at the format since 2010. Needless to say, neither act is a stranger to the top 40, though DNCE is a stranger when it comes to #1 songs, as “Cake By The Ocean” (#2, 4/10-17/16 MB) could only nibble at the pop pastry supreme at the top of the bakery… erm, could only knock on the door to the top of the chart, but were turned away by a pair of performers who only cared about themselves.

Lady Gaga‘s surprise single “The Cure” enters one spot below “Kissing”, rushing into the top 40 at #37. This means that the Joanne era is likely over after two radio singles, but we’ll always remember that pink hat in our hearts, though probably not in our closets. At 18 top 40 singles since 2008, including seven chart-toppers, the Lady continues to get her fill of pop success. Her next project? A new spin on the classic film A Star Is Born. No, I’m not expecting her to take on “Evergreen” anytime soon; let’s save that in 1977, please.

WHO’S YOUR DADDY?: Fathering a new top 50 song this week is a collaboration featuring 40-year-old rapper Daddy Yankee, a bilingual performer from Puerto Rico who last appeared on the chart with “Rompe” (#19, 5/19-26/06 R&R) off his Barrio Fino En Directo album. This week, he and fellow Puerto Rican Luis Fonsi take a Spanglish mix of their international hit “Despacito” into the top 50 at #47. Of course, Canadian singer Justin Bieber is also on that version, singing in both English and Spanish. By the way, for all of you chart buffs out there, the first bilingual rapper to ever reach the pop chart was Cuba-born Mellow Man Ace, who charted with “Mentirosa” (#34, 7/6/90 R&R) in his only top 40 appearance.

Though “Despacito” is the first chart entry to use that word in its title, it’s not the first to use it in the lyrics of a top 40 song. In fact, it was just a few months ago that “Bailar” (#35, 11/13/16 MB) by DJ Deorro and featured artist Elvis Crespo opened on that word. A remix featuring Pitbull aided its performance at the pop format, because I’m sure he had zero other hits to ruin at that time. I mean, who else could have done it? Gerardo?

SHAWN’S GOT YOUR “BACK”: After “Mercy” peaked at #6 six weeks ago, 18-year-old singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes gets off to a good start with his latest single, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”. It enters at #49 on this week’s CHR chart, ranking after a little over three days of airplay. Now, in anticipation of this song dropping a few days ago, yours truly dipped into the archives of pop perfection and through the undervalued “holding back” category, stopping at huge songs like “Holding Back The Years” (#3, 6/27/86 R&R) by Simply Red, “I Can’t Hold Back” (#10, 11/30/84 R&R) by Survivor and “I Won’t Hold You Back” (#4, 4/22-5/6/83 R&R) by Toto. So, if you weren’t holding back something in the 80’s, I’m not sure what you were doing. Hey, where’d my Jane Fonda tapes go?

Mendes first entered the top 50 in November 2014 with “Something Big”, which peaked at #44 by the second week of January. It was the follow-up to “Life Of The Party”, which couldn’t break the top 50 in either of its two radio runs, along with a reissue of “Big”, with a slightly altered mix, in the spring of 2015. Of course, with four consecutive top ten releases since those days, it’s safe to say that he’s doing alright for himself now and not looking “back”. Can he make it five? I sure hope so.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 23, 2017

My sweet Lorde.

40. Shawn Hook featuring Vanessa Hudgens – Reminding Me
39. Serena Ryder – Electric Love
34. Paramore – Hard Times
30. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back | HIGHEST DEBUT

28. DNCE featuring Nicki Minaj – Kissing Strangers (37)
11. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (21) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
05. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (12)

10. John Mayer – Still Feel Like Your Man (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (06) | PEAK: #02
08. Noah Kahan – Young Blood (08) | PEAK: #08
07. James TW – Ex (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (05) | PEAK: #05
05. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (12) | PEAK: #05
04. Imagine Dragons – Believer (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Julia Michaels – Issues (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
02. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (02) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
01. Lorde – Green Light (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bobby Bazini – Never Let Go (1)
2. Jukebox The Ghost – Stay The Night (2)
3. The 1975 – A Change Of Heart (4)
4. New Kids On The Block – One More Night (3)
5. LANY – ILYSB (5)
6. Tom Walker – Just You And I (10)
7. Ruth B. – If This Is Love (9)
8. TLC – Way Back (-)
9. FRANKIE featuring Marc E. Bassy – Problems Problems (-)
10. Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie – In My World (-)

In The Mix:
Anne-Marie – Ciao Adios
Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato – No Promises
Oh Wonder – Ultralife
Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin
Saint Motel – Destroyer
The Cranberries – Why
Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris – Craving You
ZZ Ward – Help Me Mama

Chart Notes:

  • There’s a new song at the top this week: “Green Light” by New Zealand-born singer Lorde, which rises from 3-1 in its eighth week in the top 40. It’s the first single from the forthcoming album Melodrama, which is due June 16. The song continues to perform well at Alternative and Triple A radio, where it still resides in the top ten, though it’s been pulled from formats such as CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC, managing to quickly make the top 20 on both charts. “Light” co-writer/producer Jack Antonoff looks to be the one to displace his own song at the top, as “Don’t Take The Money” (Bleachers) soars from 12-5. Check back to see that battle continue in the next couple of weeks…
  • Three of this week’s four entries feature lead vocals by Canadian artists, with the highest being “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” (#30) by Toronto’s Shawn Mendes. It’s his fourth top 40 song. Debuting at #39 is another Toronto singer: Serena Ryder and the title track from her EP Electric Love. Finally, at #40, is the new single from Shawn Hook, born in the town of Castlegar in British Columbia. “Reminding Me” features American singer and actress Vanessa Hudgens, who earns her first top 40 hit on my chart since “Come Back To Me”, which reached #13 in December 2006. (American act Paramore gets a #34 debut this week with “Hard Times”.)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 18, 2017)

Welcome to Add Lib, a new weekly 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: DNCE and Nicki Minaj give us a musical mouth-to-mouth message, Ed Sheeran finds the courage to climb that hilly chart terrain, and Lady Gaga prescribes us a hit healing for aches, pains and album eras that it might be best to forget. (Let’s be fair: it wasn’t love, but it was a perfect dissolution.) So, pucker up for this week’s stats, because smooching some singles is all the rage in Chart Land:

“KISSING” TO BE CLEVER: Joining the real time culture club (sorry Boy George) this week is “Kissing Strangers” by DNCE and featured artist Nicki Minaj, which lands atop the Most Added report, scoring 47 adds on impact. It’s one of three singles tied for the title this week, which is a pretty rare achievement. The party pop group is looking for their fifth top 40 single at the format, and their first since “Body Moves”, which peaked at #28 back in November. Their debut single remains their biggest, “Cake By The Ocean”, which spent a pair of weeks at #2 (4/10-17/16) and established the Mediabase era record (but not the PPW era record) for the most top 40 weeks to reach its peak: 27 of them. We’ll see how many strangers discover their song in the coming weeks.

PAINT THE TOWN ED: As of now, Ed Sheeran still has the #1 song on the pop chart with “Shape Of You”, which really needs to go elsewhere at this point. I may as well call it “Shade Of You”, at least based on the number of times I’ve tried to drag it lately. I guess I’ll give Sheeran a break this time, as “Castle On The Hill”, a song that recently reached #2 on my chart, is part of a three-way tie for the Most Added song at Top 40 radio this week, also scoring 47 new stations. Halsey‘s “Now Or Never” is the final member of the Fantastic 47 on the latest report, the first single from hopeless fountain kingdom, which still sounds like a LiveJournal oasis for bad fanfiction. Anyways, look for all three songs to continue to bring the adds next week, though there are several singles from acts like Lady Gaga (see below) and Shawn Mendes that’ll be vying for the Most Added title next time around.

“CURE” AND SIMPLE: “Million Reasons”, the little engine the could, may be headed down the tracks now, but Lady Gaga has a cure for that… literally. Released after her performance at Coachella on Sunday morning, “The Cure” soared to #1 on iTunes in a few hours time. Though it officially impacts next week, the hit lands in the fifth Most Added slot this week, with 23 stations. A little under two years ago, an unrelated single called “The Cure” impacted at the format for an act called Lipstick Gypsy. Promoted by Epic Records, it received some action in smaller markets, but failed to chart. Of course, we have to talk about the band named The Cure as well, who totaled four top 40 entries between 1987 and 1992. Their biggest, “Friday, I’m In Love” (#4, 7/31-8/7/92 R&R), was also their last. (“Mint Car” did chart (#45, 7/12/96 R&R) shortly after the #25/26 week recurrent rule was introduced.)

1. DNCE featuring NICKI MINAJ, “Kissing Strangers” (Republic)
, “Castle On The Hill” (Atlantic)
1-T. HALSEY, “Now Or Never” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
4. HARRY STYLES, “Sign Of The Times” (Columbiia)
5. LADY GAGA, “The Cure” (Streamline/Interscope)
6. CHEAT CODES featuring DEMI LOVATO, “No Promises” (300 Entertainment/in2une)
7. CALVIN HARRIS featuring FRANK OCEAN and MIGOS, “Slide” (Columbia)
8. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Believer” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
9. MACHINE GUN KELLY featuring HAILEE STEINFELD, “At My Best” (Republic/Bad Boy/Interscope)
10-T. DRAKE, “Passionfruit” (YMCMB/Republic)
10-T. KYLE featuring LIL YACHTY, “iSpy” (Indie-Pop/Atlantic/Capitol)

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: April 16, 2017

Michaels makes some moves.

39. Mike Posner – In The Arms Of A Stranger
37. DNCE featuring Nicki Minaj – Kissing Strangers | HIGHEST DEBUT

30. Train – Drink Up (38)
25. Scott Helman – Kinda Complicated (30)
21. Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times (34) | BIGGEST MOVER
12. Bleachers – Don’t Take The Money (21)

10. John Mayer – Still Feel Like Your Man (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Maroon 5 – Cold (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Noah Kahan – Young Blood (09) | PEAK: #08
07. James TW – Ex (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (04) | PEAK: #02
05. Michael Bublé – I Believe In You (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Imagine Dragons – Believer (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Lorde – Green Light (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley – Chained To The Rhythm (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
01. Julia Michaels – Issues (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Bobby Bazini – Never Let Go (2)
2. Jukebox The Ghost – Stay The Night (7)
3. New Kids On The Block – One More Night (1)
4. The 1975 – A Change Of Heart (6)
5. LANY – ILYSB (9)
6. Rag’N’Bone Man – Skin (3)
7. Fastball – I Will Never Let You Down (5)
8. Oh Wonder – Ultralife (10)
9. Ruth B. – If This Is Love (-)
10. Tom Walker – Just You And I (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – All I Ask
Anne-Marie – Ciao Adios
Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato – No Promises
DREAMCAR – Kill For Candy
Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie – In My World (new)
Saint Motel – Destroyer (new)
Serena Ryder – Electric Love (new)
The Cranberries – Why
Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris – Craving You
TLC – Way Back (new)
Weezer – Feels Like Summer
ZZ Ward – Help Me Mama

Chart Notes:

  • The first top 40 single for 23-year-old singer and songwriter Julia Michaels is now her first #1 on my personal chart. Up a notch, from 2-1, “Issues” is the first song to be released off an EP titled Nervous System, due sometime in May. If you watch Girls on HBO, then you probably heard her “How Do We Get Back To Love” in a recent episode, though that song isn’t out at the moment. Stay tuned for more Michaels music mania in the coming weeks on the blog…
  • In a shocker to probably no one, Harry Styles has the week’s Biggest Mover with “Sign Of The Times”, jumping from 34-21 in its second week on the chart. It’s the lead single from his forthcoming solo debut, a self-titled effort, due May 12. Look for it to reach the top ten in the next few weeks. Soaring from 21-12, “Don’t Take The Money” by Bleachers is a sure bet for the region next week. The fight for the top spot should be an interesting one next month.
  • I’ve got a strange feeling about this week’s countdown… perhaps it’s because of those two strangers entering the top 40. The higher of the two is “Kissing Strangers”, the fourth top 40 entry by DNCE, debuting at #37. It features Nicki Minaj. Mike Posner comes in just below that, at #39, with what also becomes his fourth charting single, “In The Arms Of A Stranger”. At the current time, both tracks sit below the top 50 on the CHR/Top 40 chart.

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ADAM’S TOP 100 OF 2016: Part Two, 50-26

All the top tunes from the year that was.

All the top tunes from the year that was.

On the second day of my year-end chart reveal, my true love gave to me… 25 more songs to bop to, of course! Yes, it’s time to head into the top 50 with plenty of big songs, as well as a few tracks you may have overlooked. DNCE and OneRepublic take a pair of pop ditties and place them in this pack, while a “Lost Boy” meets a “Boyfriend” on “Another Lonely Night”. So, let’s go “Up&Up” the countdown until we reach that #1 song of the year…

The 2016 chart year encompasses the period of 52 charts from the list dated December 6, 2015 to the list dated November 27, 2016. Peaks provided reflect the highest position reached by the final chart of the survey year. For any ties in points, a song with a higher peak is listed first, and further ties are broken by the weeks stayed in the top 40. 168 songs in total had at least one point qualify towards the year-end chart, an increase from the 165 that did so in 2015.

50. LÉON, “Tired Of Talking”
Album: Treasure (EP)
Label: Columbia
Peak: #9

49. GWEN STEFANI, “Used To Love You”
Album: This Is What The Truth Feels Like
Label: Interscope
Peak: #6

48. ADAM LAMBERT, “Another Lonely Night”
Album: The Original High
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #7

47. CHRIS AYER, “On The Blvd”
Album: TBA
Label: Epic (Amsterdam/NL)
Peak: #10

46. TRYON, “Somebody To Love Me”
Album: TBA
Label: Noiseblock/Lakeside
Peak: #9

45. ONEREPUBLIC, “Wherever I Go”
Album: Oh My My
Label: Mosley/Interscope
Peak: #9

44. COLDPLAY, “Up&Up”
Album: A Head Full Of Dreams
Label: Parlophone/Atlantic
Peak: #8

43. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “Drink You Away”
Album: The 20/20 Experience – 2 Of 2
Label: RCA
Peak: #6

42. ONE DIRECTION, “Perfect”
Album: Made In The A.M.
Label: Syco/Columbia
Peak: #3

41. RUTH B., “Lost Boy”
Album: The Intro (EP)
Label: Columbia
Peak: #10

40. TROYE SIVAN featuring ALESSIA CARA, “Wild”
Album: Blue Neighbourhood (original version)
Label: Capitol
Peak: #6

39. GAVIN DEGRAW, “She Sets The City On Fire”
Album: Something Worth Saving
Label: RCA
Peak: #7

38. SAINT MOTEL, “Move”
Album: Saintmotelevision
Label: Elektra/Atlantic
Peak: #5

37. MIKE POSNER, “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”
Album: At Night, Alone.
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #8

36. JAMES TW, “When You Love Someone”
Album: First Impressions (EP)
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #1 for six weeks+

35. BANNERS, “Start A Riot”
Label: Island/Republic
Peak: #7

34. DNCE, “Toothbrush”
Album: DNCE
Label: Republic
Peak: #6

33. TEGAN AND SARA, “Boyfriend”
Album: Love You To Death
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #5

32. DAYA, “Sit Still, Look Pretty”
Album: Sit Still, Look Pretty
Label: Artbeatz/Sony RED
Peak: #8

31. DNCE, “Cake By The Ocean”
Album: DNCE
Label: Republic
Peak: #4

Album: Oh My My
Label: Mosley/Interscope
Peak: #3

29. COLBIE CAILLAT, “Goldmine”
Album: The Malibu Sessions
Label: PlummyLou/Sony RED
Peak: #4

28. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Out Of The Woods”
Album: 1989
Label: BMLG/Republic
Peak: #3

27. MICHAEL BUBLÉ, “Nobody But Me”
Album: Nobody But Me
Label: Warner Bros.
Peak: #1 for four weeks

26. A GREAT BIG WORLD, “Oasis”
Album: When The Morning Comes
Label: Epic
Peak: #3

Stay tuned for more of the Top 100 of 2016 tomorrow…

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of November 18, 2016

Gettin' heavy in Q4.

Gettin’ heavy in Q4.

Before you take a taste of that turkey, get your fill of this musical meal, including healthy portions of country, pop, rock and more great melodies. Here are a number of this week’s great album and single releases:

METALLICA — Hardwired… To Self-Destruct (iTunes)
Next week’s #1 album on the Billboard 200 should come from this legendary hard rock group. It’s their first studio album in eight years, and three songs from it, “Atlas, Rise!”, “Hardwired” and “Moth Into Flame”, are all on the Active Rock survey. Though they have a number of large opening frames historically, the first week sales from this album probably won’t approach them. Still, a #1 is a #1, and this will be their sixth if it happens.

BRUNO MARS — 24K Magic (iTunes)
Mars’s first studio album in four years is one of the more anticipated releases of the fourth quarter, and its title track is definitely moving some units. “Versace On The Floor”, which was released as an instant grat track, is also grabbing notable attention from a number of tastemaker CHR/Top 40 stations. With a debut in the top two almost certain at this point, can it get to #1? We’ll see.

MIRANDA LAMBERT — The Weight Of These Wings (iTunes)
While Country radio programmers failed to lift Lambert’s “Vice” into the top ten, her new double album is sure to please her fans into next year. The singer, who just turned 33 last week, recently started an imprint called Vanner Records. The set should have a strong top five debut on the Billboard 200, while opening at #1 on the Country chart.

DNCE — DNCE (iTunes)
The quartet’s debut album was delayed several months, but it should do some solid numbers through the holiday season. Current single “Body Moves” has seen some slow progress in sales and airplay. It’ll likely enter somewhere in the lower half of the top ten.

Christmas albums out this week: TBA

More albums out this week: Disturbed‘s Live At Red Rocks (iTunes), E-40‘s The D-Boy Diary (iTunes), Faith Hill‘s Deep Tracks (iTunes), High Valley‘s Dear Life (iTunes), Highly Suspect‘s The Boy Who Died Wolf (iTunes), Justice‘s Woman (iTunes), Little Mix‘s Glory Days (iTunes), Sixx:A.M.‘s Prayers For The Blessed (iTunes), Moana (Soundtrack) (iTunes), The Edge Of Seventeen (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Bridgit Mendler‘s Nemesis (iTunes), dodie‘s Intertwined (iTunes), Ella Mai‘s Change (iTunes), Lamb Of God‘s The Duke (iTunes), Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats‘s A Little Something More From (iTunes), Royal Teeth‘s Amateurs (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“Brooklyn, You’re Killing Me”, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (iTunes)
“Cringe”, Matt Maeson (iTunes)
“Dancing With Your Shadow”, Sheryl Crow (iTunes)
“Don’t Waste Your Wishes”, The Killers (iTunes)
“Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing”, Tori Kelly (iTunes)
“G Train”, Thirdstory featuring Pusha T (iTunes)
“Give It Up”, Patternist (iTunes)
“Holy Ground”, BANNERS (iTunes)
“I Don’t Know My Name”, Grace VanderWaal (iTunes)
“I Feel It Coming”, The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk (iTunes)
“Keys In The Car (Live)”, Jukebox The Ghost (iTunes)
“Kids”, OneRepublic featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda (iTunes)
“Love On The Weekend”, John Mayer (iTunes)
“Nature”, KYKO (iTunes)
“No Lie”, Sean Paul featuring Dua Lipa (iTunes)
“Party Monster”, The Weeknd (iTunes)
“Patient”, Post Malone (iTunes)
“Submarine”, THØSS (iTunes)
“Tek Weh Yuh Heart”, Sean Paul featuring Tory Lanez (iTunes)
“Thirsty”, Pretty Sister (iTunes)
“What Side Of Love (Acoustic)”, Parachute (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new Black Friday releases from The Weeknd and more.

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