Tag Archives: Eminem

RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 15, 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. Get your taxes filed by Tuesday! Luckily, we always file the current and future radio hits for you on this report, and you don’t even have to pay for it. Let’s do some counting:

ZEDDS ARE BURNING: Still in positive territory in its third week atop the list, Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey‘s “The Middle” continues to slay the Top 40 airwaves, picking up about 280 more spins this week. It also looks good for #1 on the Hot AC chart in a few weeks, coming in at #4 once again, but gaining almost 750 spins in the process. “Meant To Be” from Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, last week’s #2 song, looks like it may be out of the race for #1, as Camila Cabello‘s “Never Be The Same” bolts 4-2, knocking Rexha and the duo down to #3. (It’s not all bad news, however: “Meant” is the new #1 song on this week’s Hot AC update.) Cabello is aiming for her third solo chart-topper on the Top 40 list outside of the group Fifth Harmony — will she achieve the goal next week, or does “The Middle” strengthen again to secure a fourth week at #1? We’ll find out seven days from now.

FREAKS AND PEAKS: Leading the week’s top 50 debuts at the pop format is the current Rhythmic and Urban radio hit from two performers with a bit of a body swap problem. Lil Dicky‘s “Freaky Friday”, featuring Chris Brown, is new at #46. In April 2016, a collaboration from Lil Dicky and featured rapper Fetty Wap, another viral hit called “$ave Dat Money”, got as high as #49. Making its debut at #48 is a song by an artist who hasn’t been on the pop chart in some time: “All Night” by OutKast member Big Boi. His last credited appearance as a soloist was in 2005 as a featured performer on Brooke Valentine‘s “Girlfight”, which got to #29 that July. Big Boi was last heard on a #1 song at the format in early 2004, when OutKast’s “The Way You Move”, featuring singer Sleepy Brown, spent three weeks there in February. Lastly, at #50, “Nowhere Fast” marks a new charting track for Eminem and featured singer Kehlani. The female soloist is also featured on Charlie Puth‘s “Done For Me”, which soars from 43-31 this week.

Check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for more chart coverage and commentary.

Leave a comment

Filed under Charts/Trade Papers

ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 3, 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: pop balladeer Sam Smith takes the logical route toward the Most Added title with “Pray”, but will he be shut out by labelmate Halsey or Shawn Mendes? Let’s add ’em up:

STALKING OUR “PRAY”: “Goodbyes” are not enough for Sam Smith, as his follow-up to “Too Good At Goodbyes” says a nice “hello” to Top 40 format. “Pray”, which is impacting with a new version featuring Logic, starts at 35 stations this week, which falls short of the 41 stations for “In My Blood” by Shawn Mendes, this week’s Most Added release for the second consecutive week. In the next few days, “Pray”, utilizing airplay of its original version and updated remix, should approach the top 50 at the format (and pull in some additional stations along the way.)

Meanwhile, watch out for the Charlie Puth and Kehlani collaboration called “Done For Me”, which has been picking up all sorts of pre-impact action in the last few weeks. This week, it takes in another 14 stations, as it hits a three-way tie for sixth place. This is the third radio single from Puth’s forthcoming album Voicenotes, due May 11. Currently, “Me” is the only tune scheduled to impact here next Tuesday, though that could change soon.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. SHAWN MENDES, “In My Blood” (Island/Republic)
2. SAM SMITH featuring LOGIC, “Pray” (Capitol)
3. HALSEY featuring BIG SEAN and STEFFLON DON, “Alone” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
4. ALICE MERTON, “No Roots” (Mom + Pop/RED)
5. THE CHAINSMOKERS, “Everybody Hates Me” (Disruptor/Columbia)
6-T. CHARLIE PUTH featuring KEHLANI, “Done For Me” (APG/Atlantic)
6-T. G-EAZY featuring CHARLIE PUTH, “Sober” (RCA)
6-T. LOGIC & MARSHMELLO, “Everyday” (Def Jam)
9. BAZZI, “Mine” (APG/Atlantic)
10-T. EMINEM featuring KEHLANI, “Nowhere Fast” (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
10-T. POST MALONE featuring TY DOLLA $IGN, “Psycho” (Republic)

Check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for more adds coverage and commentary.

Leave a comment

Filed under Charts/Trade Papers

ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 27, 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: Shawn Mendes slays the pop panel with an impressive first week for his latest single, while proven hits from Bazzi, Halsey and Taylor Swift all continue to perform well. Let’s add ’em up:

OUT FOR “BLOOD”: 19-year-old Shawn Mendes sinks his fangs into the heart of the pop panel this week, though I doubt he’s looking to become the next Bela Lugosi anytime soon. “In My Blood”, the lead single from his forthcoming third album, pumps the chartbeat of the Most Added spot on the latest update, scoring 129 stations on impact. Another cut from the highly-anticipated set, “Lost In Japan”, received a single add this week; it placed at #2 on iTunes, behind “Blood”, for several days after it was released. It could pick up additional stations in the coming weeks, but with “Blood” as the focus track from the project, “Lost” isn’t likely to get into the top 50 anytime soon (unless it gets a larger push to the format.) No word on the title of his upcoming album or a date as of yet, but we’ll see if any tea gets spilled soon.

Another notable new record in the top ten is a collaboration from Eminem and Kehlani, “Nowhere Fast”, in fourth place with 22 stations on impact. This is the third radio single from Eminem’s most recent album, Revival, which was released late last year. The highest-charting of the three so far, the Ed Sheeran-assisted “River”, reached #20 last month. Next week, look out for Logic and Marshmello, currently in sixth place with 17 new stations this week, to attain a bigger sum for “Everyday” in its official impact.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SHAWN MENDES, “In My Blood” (Island/Republic)
2. HALSEY featuring BIG SEAN and STEFFLON DON, “Alone” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
3. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Delicate” (Big Machine/Republic)
4. EMINEM featuring KEHLANI, “Nowhere Fast” (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
5. BAZZI, “Mine” (APG/Atlantic)
6. LOGIC & MARSHMELLO, “Everyday” (Def Jam)
7. THE CHAINSMOKERS, “Everybody Hates Me” (Disruptor/Columbia)
8. POST MALONE featuring TY DOLLA $IGN, “Psycho” (Republic)
9. ECHOSMITH, “Over My Head” (Warner Bros.)
10. DUA LIPA, “IDGAF” (Warner Bros.)

Check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for more adds coverage and commentary.

Leave a comment

Filed under Charts/Trade Papers

RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (March 26-27, 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 the two of the new tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

EMINEM featuring KEHLANI – “Nowhere Fast” (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
Album: Revival (2017)
Past T40 History: “Fast” is the third single from the rapper’s ninth studio set, which topped the Billboard 200 chart late last year.

SHAWN MENDES – “In My Blood” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: Mendes recently scored his sixth top 40 hit at the format, as his forthcoming set looks to add more to that total.

Next week: a big collaboration from Logic and Marshmello is the only song (so far) impacting at the format. Who’s going to join the party? Stay tuned!

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

Check out our Facebook, Instagram, SoundCloud, Spotify and Twitter pages!

Leave a comment

Filed under POP! Goes The Picks (Radio), Single Reviews

RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 21, 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. The government may not be open, but we’re sure open to analyzing this week’s data and giving you the best of the best music at pop radio. Let’s get into it!

THE COAST IS SHEER: Ahead of the release of his recently announced next single, “Happier”, coming this spring, Ed Sheeran is still perfectly happy with “Perfect”, which tops this week’s CHR/Top 40 chart for the second week. It does the same on the Hot AC chart, and also climbs 5-4 on the regular AC list, where it’s sure to reach #1 soon. (It’s also nearing the top 20 on Rhythmic radio.) A third week at #1 at the Top 40 format is possible, with “Perfect” still 1,200 spins ahead of Halsey‘s “Bad At Love” (up 3-2, without a bullet), though Dua Lipa‘s “New Rules” (up 4-3, gaining 1,400 spins) continues to look like a future #1 song. In any case, Sheeran’s still slaying effortlessly, which is no surprise, and his three concurrent chart hits (including features on Taylor Swift‘s “End Game” at #11 and Eminem‘s “River” at #24) are just the start of what should be a very successful 2018 for the singer/songwriter.

“FOR” BY FOUR: Four songs are new to the top 40 this week, three by bands and one a collaboration between two solo artists. Up a quick 13 notches to #33 to score their 25th top 40 entry since 2003, Maroon 5‘s “Wait” is certainly in a hurry to rise up the chart! Just a few weeks ago, the SZA-assisted “What Lovers Do”, which goes recurrent on this update after 20 weeks in the top 40, went to #3. Below “Wait”, two songs make a move of eight spots this week: “Hold Me Tight Or Don’t” by Fall Out Boy, up 44-36 and “Walk On Water” by Thirty Seconds To Mars, up 45-37. Fall Out Boy earns their 14th top 40 entry at the format and their first from the album M A N I A, which was released on Friday, while Thirty Seconds To Mars gets their third top 40 entry here and their first since “Closer To The Edge” in 2011, going to #32 that April. Finally, blasting onto the survey at #39, “For You” gives singers Liam Payne and Rita Ora share in their first top 40 single together, which becomes the fourth solo hit for Payne and the fifth for Ora. Taken off the soundtrack to Fifty Shades Freed, out on February 9, the Fifty Shades trilogy joins other film trilogies such as Beverly Hills Cop and Men In Black in having a top 40 pop hit from each of its three movies in the collection.

Further down the chart toward this week’s top 50 entries, look out for two notable songs from my own personal chart, “My My My!” by Troye Sivan (#46) and “Woman” from Kesha and The Dap-Kings Horns (#47), which both head for adds this Tuesday. The only other new song, the politically charged “Sick Boy” by The Chainsmokers, bows at #50, though it’s unclear whether this track is getting a full push to radio.

Check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for more chart coverage and commentary.

Leave a comment

Filed under Charts/Trade Papers

ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 16, 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: Five becomes one, as Maroon 5 is the one at the top of the list, and some new songs break into the top ten on and before their impact date. My my my — let’s add ’em up!

WORTH THE “WAIT”: With their follow-up to the SZA-assisted “What Lovers Do”, Maroon 5, who are more like Maroon 7 at this point, score this week’s Most Added song with “Wait”, chalking up 55 stations on impact. Their newest single is taken from the album Red Pill Blues, which was released in November. Already ranking in the top 50, and gaining well day-to-day, “Wait” is likely to secure a place in the top 40 in the coming days. The only other impacting release this week, ranking at #8, is “Beg” from the duo Jack & Jack, which launches with 13 adds on impact. It’s the first song from the two 21-year-olds to go for adds at the format, but they’ve been releasing a lot of music independently for several years now, which has reacted on Vine and YouTube. Watch out for a couple of pre-impact pop winners from singer Troye Sivan, blasting in with 24 stations for “My My My!” (#4) in its first week, as well as Alice Merton, new at 14 stations for “No Roots” (#7) in its biggest frame to date. The former title goes for adds next week, while the latter title heads to the format on February 13, as it rides high on the Alternative and Triple A charts.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. MAROON 5, “Wait” (222/Interscope)
2*. BRUNO MARS & CARDI B, “Finesse” (Atlantic) (*original and remix versions combined)
3*. LIAM PAYNE & RITA ORA, “For You (Fifty Shades Freed)” (Republic) (**#2 if Mars’s songs counted separately)
4. TROYE SIVAN, “My My My!” (Capitol)
5. CAMILA CABELLO, “Never Be The Same” (Syco/Epic)
6. EMINEM featuring ED SHEERAN, “River” (Shady/Interscope)
7. ALICE MERTON, “No Roots” (Mom + Pop/RED)
8. JACK & JACK, “Beg” (Island/Republic)
9. ALAN WALKER featuring NOAH CYRUS & DIGITAL FARM ANIMALS, “All Falls Down” (RCA)
10-T. KESHA featuring THE DAP-KINGS HORNS, “Woman” (RCA)
10-T. P!NK, “Beautiful Trauma” (RCA)
10-T. THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS, “Walk On Water” (Interscope)

Check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for more adds coverage and commentary.

Leave a comment

Filed under Charts/Trade Papers

RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (January 14, 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. It’s nearly impossible to like every single hit in the top 50 on any given week, but let’s stop short of calling the chart a sh-thole, alright? There’s plenty of music to go around, and that’s what our weekly report is all about. Let’s go!

CONNECTION TO PERFECTION: Nothing in life is perfect, but for singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran, some perfection can be found at the top of this week’s CHR/Top 40 chart. Of course, that’s his current single “Perfect”, which moves from 2-1. It’s Sheeran’s third #1 song at the format, following the one-week “Thinking Out Loud” in 2015 and the ten-week “Shape Of You” from last year. It also moves 2-1 on the Hot AC chart, giving the performer his fourth chart-topper on that particular format. (“Photograph” spent five weeks atop the Hot AC list in 2015.) Two updated versions of the single, one featuring Beyoncé and another with Andrea Bocelli, have performed strongly in the digital space, fueling its run at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for the past five weeks. Sheeran has a shot at a second week at #1 on the Top 40 chart, though hits from Halsey (#3) and Dua Lipa (#4) will be closing in on him soon.

WATCH YOUR “WAIT”: As Justin Timberlake‘s “Filthy” (up 22-17) and Bruno Mars‘s remix of “Finesse” (with Cardi B, up 33-18) continue to fly up the survey, potentially battling it out for #1 next month, there’s some smaller action in the lower regions of the chart. Rising from 16-15 with the Halsey-assisted “Him & I”G-Eazy finally makes the top 40 with the lead single off his recent album The Beautiful & Damned, “No Limit”, moving 42-40. The track features A$AP Rocky and the aforementioned Cardi B, both of whom claim their third top 40 hit at the format, while G-Eazy has his eighth. (“Limit” previously reached #1 on the Rhythmic and Urban charts.) Several notches below that, at #46, is the latest single from Maroon 5‘s Red Pill Blues album. “Wait”, which doesn’t, at least when it comes to striking before its impact date, should have a fairly good chance at entering the top 40 next week. (It would be their 25th single to hit the region since the summer of 2003, whenever it occurs.)

Check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for more chart coverage and commentary.

Leave a comment

Filed under Charts/Trade Papers