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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 20, 2018)

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: boys and bops make the pop world spin, including the current songs from singer Niall Horan and boy band Why Don’t We. You ask, why don’t we begin in our recap? Good point! Let’s add ’em up:

DUCK DUCK “LOOSE”: While proven hits from acts like Drake, Imagine Dragons and Justin Timberlake continue to get significant action from the panel, this week’s most notable impacting single comes from One Direction soloist Niall Horan and the fourth single off his album Flicker. “On The Loose”, which is not a hot Saga remake for those 80’s fans out there, scores with a solid 56 adds in its official first week, good for the Most Added title at the format. Interestingly, Horan’s new track didn’t impact at the Hot AC format in a simultaneous release, where he’s arguably been more successful than on the Top 40 airwaves. However, it’s bound to be embraced by the Hot AC panel pretty quickly, so stay tuned to PGTC’s social feeds to see how it does there soon.

Also impacting here, “Mad Love”, a collaboration from Sean PaulDavid Guetta and Becky G, and “Trust Fund Baby”, the new one from Why Don’t We, make a big splash on the adds report, tied with 24 adds and a fourth place ranking. The latter release is already in the top 50 at the format, which should make the top 40 (becoming their second song to reach the region) in the next few weeks. Next week, look for a pair of songs further down in this week’s top ten, Dua Lipa‘s “IDGAF” (19 adds, tied for eighth place) and Bazzi‘s “Mine” (18 adds, tenth place), to rank toward the top of the list, as they officially impact. How will they do against acts like AJR and Mackenzie Nicole? Come back next Tuesday to see the results.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. NIALL HORAN, “On The Loose” (Capitol)
2. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE featuring CHRIS STAPLETON, “Say Something” (RCA)
3. MARSHMELLO & ANNE-MARIE, “Friends” (Warner Bros.)
4-T. DRAKE, “God’s Plan” (YMCMB/Republic)
4-T. SEAN PAUL & DAVID GUETTA featuring BECKY G, “Mad Love” (Island/Republic)
4-T. WHY DON’T WE, “Trust Fund Baby” (Atlantic)
7. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Whatever It Takes” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
8-T. DUA LIPA, “IDGAF” (Warner Bros.)
8-T. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Sit Next To Me” (Columbia)
10. BAZZI, “Mine” (APG/Atlantic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 13, 2018)

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: several of last week’s fierce competitors have their eye on #1, while plenty of impacting releases, including cuts from Imagine Dragons and a collaboration from Marshmello and Anne-Marie, want to crash the party. Let’s add it all up:

“SOMETHING” TO TALK ABOUT: After his chart-topping debut for Man Of The Woods on the newest Billboard 200, Justin Timberlake leads yet another list, this week’s adds report at the Top 40 format, for “Say Something”, the second pop radio single from the project. (“Supplies” never officially went for adds, though it was in the top 50 for a few weeks.) The single, which features country star Chris Stapleton, takes in another 70 adds during the session. Stapleton is hoping to reach #1 on the country airplay list within the next few weeks with his latest hit there, “Broken Halos”.

Below the top spot on the list, “Friends” has an impressive debut for Marshmello and Anne-Marie, reacting with 46 stations on impact, good for second place this week. The DJ/producer is currently on a hot streak with the Top 40 audience, still way up in the top ten with a collaboration with Selena Gomez titled “Wolves”, while his lead vocalist, who collaborated with Clean Bandit on “Rockabye” last year, is still relatively new to this format. Rockers Imagine Dragons also score with their current crossover from the Alternative airwaves called “Whatever It Takes”, placing fourth with 41 stations on impact. It follows “Thunder”, which spent a week at #1 in November on the pop chart.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE featuring CHRIS STAPLETON, “Say Something” (RCA)
2. MARSHMELLO & ANNE-MARIE, “Friends” (Warner Bros.)
3. THE WEEKND & KENDRICK LAMAR, “Pray For Me” (Interscope-Republic)
4. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Whatever It Takes” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
5. ZEDD, MAREN MORRIS & GREY, “The Middle” (Interscope)
6. DRAKE, “God’s Plan” (YMCMB/Republic)
7. WHY DON’T WE, “Trust Fund Baby” (Atlantic)
8. TROYE SIVAN, “My My My!” (Capitol)
9. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Sit Next To Me” (Columbia)
10. BAZZI, “Mine” (APG/Atlantic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 6, 2018)

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: The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar pray to the pop gods and receive a nice answer in return, while Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton say the words and bask in some magical momentum. It’s not the iHeartSummit, but we’re climbing toward that summit of hearts, as we add it all up:

READY FOR THE WEEKND: The anticipation for the film Black Panther is building, and the charts are full of songs off the set that accompanies the movie, due to be released this Friday. The first single to hit the Top 40 format from it, “Pray For Me”, is a big collaboration from The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar. Unsurprisingly, a big track deserves some big numbers, and it becomes this week’s Most Added song at the format with a giant 126 stations on impact. Lamar curated the entire soundtrack, and serves in several other writing and production roles, in addition to his handful of vocal performances on the album. “Pray” also top the adds reports at the Rhythmic (68 stations) and Urban (55 stations) formats, clearing a significant portion of those panels (much like the result here.)

Meanwhile, following the mixed reviews for his halftime show, Justin Timberlake also smashes the the runner-up spot with the third release from Man Of The Woods: the Chris Stapleton-assisted “Say Something”. It scores a plentiful 62 stations on impact. Timberlake didn’t actually perform the tune during his Super Bowl medley, though it remains his top song on most digital services at the moment. Man is expected to debut at #1 on next week’s Billboard 200 chart, displacing Migos‘s Culture II. New songs from Iggy Azalea featuring Quavo (16 stations), Kent Jones (15 stations) and Why Don’t We (10 stations) make the top ten for the first time, and you can hear/watch them below!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. THE WEEKND & KENDRICK LAMAR, “Pray For Me” (Interscope-Republic)
2. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE featuring CHRIS STAPLETON, “Say Something” (RCA)
3. ZEDD, MAREN MORRIS & GREY, “The Middle” (Interscope)
4. JACK & JACK, “Beg” (Island/Republic)
5. DRAKE, “God’s Plan” (YMCMB/Republic)
6. TROYE SIVAN, “My My My!” (Capitol)
7. IGGY AZALEA featuring QUAVO, “Savior” (Island/Republic)
8. KENT JONES, “Merengue” (We The Best/Epic)
9. KESHA featuring THE DAP-KINGS HORNS, “Woman” (RCA)
10. WHY DON’T WE, “Trust Fund Baby” (Atlantic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 4, 2018)

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. Never fear! If football isn’t your thing, we’re here to give you all the touchdowns from the weekly Super Bowl of pop! Here’s the score from those top 40 tunes galore:

RULING THE SURVEY: It’s two weeks at the top for recent Saturday Night Live performer Dua Lipa and her pop smash “New Rules”, taken from her self-titled album. “New” is also up 12-11 and 14-13 on the Hot AC and Rhythmic lists, respectively, and lands just below the top 30 on the AC survey, where I’m sure some soccer moms will be twerking to it soon enough. (Everybody can enjoy a bop, regardless of age.) Though the song is no longer in positive territory, losing about 400 spins from last week, it could repeat at #1 for a third week: the nearest bulleted song, Charlie Puth‘s “How Long”, is still 4,900 spins away at #5. Check back next Sunday to see what happens!

READY FOR THE WEEKND: After launching via iHeartMedia’s hourly integration program on Friday, a third radio single from the highly-anticipated soundtrack to Black Panther secures a high entry on the Top 40 list way up at #32. “Pray For Me” teams The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar, giving both artists their ninth respective top 40 hit at the format. The other two releases from the set so far, “All The Stars” by Lamar and SZA and “King’s Dead” by Jay Rock, Lamar, Future and James Blake, are gaining quite a bit of ground on the Rhythmic and Urban formats, though it’s unclear whether they’ll cross to Top 40 or not. Four spots lower, the 22nd top 40 song for Drake rolls in at #36. “God’s Plan” is one of two tracks the performer released on a double a-side single called Scary Hours, with “Plan” recently entering at #1 on the newest Billboard Hot 100 update. The song broke several streaming records upon release, and continues to perform well at all digital platforms. Duo Jack & Jack also step a hefty eight notches to #40 to grab their first top 40 hit with “Beg”. In the last week, this song picked up notable support from a majority of Cumulus Media stations on the panel, which is responsible for chain-wide adds rather than fully localized programming.

Yet another single from Justin Timberlake‘s future #1 album, Man Of The Woods, comes in at #46. “Say Something” features the recent Grammy winner Chris Stapleton, and it’s already rising on the Hot AC list, soaring 34-22 this week. Back on Top 40, you’ll find lead single “Filthy” up a notch to #14, losing its bullet, while “Supplies”, the current Rhythmic and Urban single, stays at #47. A newcomer to the Top 40 format, 26-year-old actress and singer Hayley Kiyoko, has her chart debut at #49 with an inquisitive pop banger called “Curious”. It’s the first radio single from her upcoming set, Expectations, due March 30. Meanwhile, last week’s #1 on the Rhythmic chart finally reaches the top 50 here: “Sky Walker”, by Miguel featuring Travis Scott, walking tall at #50. Though it probably won’t do much on these airwaves, it’s good to see the track officially chart, given how long it spent just below the region.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 30, 2018)

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: we get caught up in the middle of an amazing impact week for the reactive collaboration from Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey, while Drake turns to “God” for his next big radio song. Who commands the top of the pops this week? Let’s add it up:

RIGHT SAID ZEDD: After sneaking into last Tuesday’s report in ninth place, shortly after its release that day, “The Middle”, the new single from Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey, explodes at the format, pulling in 83 stations during its official impact. The hit, and the first two acts listed above, was featured in a commercial for Target that aired during Sunday night’s Grammy Awards. As it continues to run, the collaboration holds strong in the top ten on the U.S.-based iTunes songs chart, as well as Spotify’s U.S.-based top ten streamed songs. No word on when a new album from Zedd will arrive, but I imagine this track, along with last year’s “Stay” (with recent Best New Artist winner Alessia Cara) will be on it.

Meanwhile, “God’s Plan”, a top seller and streamer from Drake‘s new Scary Hours single, has a holy week as well; all that praying delivered 53 stations on impact, good for second place. “Plan” was last week’s Most Added single at the Rhythmic format, though it settled for a second place finish at the Urban format. (The other part of that release, “Diplomatic Immunity”, has also accumulated some smaller airplay toward both charts.) Much like Zedd, it’s unclear when Drake’s next project is expected to drop, but based off the statistics of these two songs, there’s certainly demand for an album.

(Data outside the top five is excluded this week due to lower-than-average results. It is expected to return next week.)

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP FIVE
1. ZEDD, MAREN MORRIS & GREY, “The Middle” (Interscope)
2. DRAKE, “God’s Plan” (YMCMB/Republic)
3. TROYE SIVAN, “My My My!” (Capitol)
4. MAROON 5, “Wait” (222/Interscope)
5. KESHA featuring THE DAP-KINGS HORNS, “Woman” (RCA)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (January 29-30, 2018)

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 two exciting tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DRAKE – “God’s Plan” (YMCMB/Republic)
EP: Scary Hours (2018)
Past T40 History: Last year, Drake had two top 20 releases with “Fake Love” (#14) and “Passionfruit” (#13), both from More Life.

ZEDD, MAREN MORRIS & GREY – “The Middle” (Interscope)
Album: TBA
Past T40 History: While Zedd and Grey worked together on Hailee Steinfeld’s “Starving” in 2016, country star Morris is new here.

Next week’s releases are TBA! Stay tuned.

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

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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.)

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. SHAWN MENDES, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” (Island/Republic)
2. LADY GAGA
, “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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