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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 18, 2021

Love H.E.R. madly.

Your mindful and musical adventure for New Music Friday starts here, including the new albums and EPs from Griff, Gucci Mane and H.E.R., as well as new singles from the Jonas Brothers, Tate McRae and Wale. Get working on those streams:

Notable albums out this week: Benjamin Francis Leftwich‘s To Carry A Whale (Stream), Dro Kenji‘s F*ck Your Feelings (Stream), GoldLink‘s Haram! (Stream), Gucci Mane‘s Ice Daddy (Stream), H.E.R.‘s Back Of My Mind (Stream), Jake Miller‘s Silver Lining II (Stream), Push Baby‘s Wow, Big Legend (Stream), Rah Swish‘s Mayor Of The Streets (Stream), Rico Cartel‘s Legendary Nightz (Stream), Rory Feek‘s Gentle Man (Stream), Styx‘s Crash Of The Crown (Stream), Tommee Profitt‘s Cinematic Songs, Vol. 7 (Stream), F9: The Fast Saga (Soundtrack) (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: Ambar Lucid‘s Get Lost In The Music (Stream), Benedict Cork‘s Secrets I’ll Never Tell (Stream), Dee Gatti‘s Just Called To Say (Stream), Griff‘s One Foot In Front Of The Other (Stream), Half Moon Run‘s Inwards & Onwards (Stream), Hey Violet‘s Problems (Stream), Marzz‘s Love Letterz (Stream), Max Jury‘s The Shade And The Grass (Stream), Rebecca Black‘s Rebecca Black Was Here (Stream), SmithField‘s New Town (Stream), Young Devyn‘s Baby Goat (Stream)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“2 You”, Mariah The Scientist (Stream)
“19”, New Dialogue featuring Little Hurt (Stream)
“A Spoonful Of Cinnamon”, Travie McCoy (Stream)
“Angles”, Wale featuring Chris Brown (Stream)
“Another Level”, Timmy Trumpet (Stream)
“Anything, Anything”, Grey Daze (Stream)
“Ball If I Want To”, DaBaby (Stream)
“Bed Friend”, Jacquees featuring Queen Naija (Stream)
“Been Through That”, Majid Jordan (Stream)
“Beer With My Friends”, Shy Carter featuring Cole Swindell & David Lee Murphy (Stream)
“Before We End This”, Quinn Lewis (Stream)
“Best I Can Be”, Jack Moe (Stream)
“Birth By Sleep”, Boyband (Stream)
“Birthday”, Yxng Bane featuring Stefflon Don (Stream)
“Bleeding”, Daniel Schulz (Stream)
“Blink Twice”, San Joseph (Stream)
“Body On My Mind”, Alok (Stream)
“Bottom Line”, Dennis Lloyd (Stream)
“Build It Better”, Natalie Imbruglia (Stream)
“Candy”, Ruben (Stream)
“Chaise Longue”, Wet Leg (Stream)
“Colorado”, Milky Chance (Stream)
“Crystallise”, Jax Jones featuring Jem Cooke (Stream)
“Dear Miranda”, The Band McMillan (Stream)
“Desperate Times”, Brooke Williams (Stream)
“Don’t Do It”, OMB Bloodbath (Stream)
“Don’t Fall”, 44Phantom (Stream)
“Don’t Stop”, Carlos Guevara (Stream)
“Don’t Want My Heart”, Sarah Cothran (Stream)
“Doubts”, Casey Malanuk (Stream)
“Downtown”, R3HAB x Kelvin Jones (Stream)
“Dustland”, The Killers featuring Bruce Springsteen (Stream)
“Empathy (MUNA Remix)”, Lauren Aquilina (Stream)
“Encinitas”, Goth Babe featuring Louis The Child (Stream)
“Enough Of You”, Gia Woods (Stream)
“Fall (Acoustic/Live)”, Francis Karel (Stream)
“Feel A Thing”, Meet Me @ The Altar (Stream)
“Feeling Good”, Chlöe (Stream)
“Feet Don’t Fail Me Now”, Joy Crookes (Stream)
“Goodbye”, The Veronicas (Stream)
“Got To Know It”, Bino Rideaux (Stream)
“Happiness Days”, Jay Sean (Stream)
“Hate Myself”, Bryce Fox (Stream)
“Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)”, Jennifer Hudson (Stream)
“Higher Power (Acoustic)”, Coldplay (Stream)
“Holiday”, KSI (Stream)
“Huh?”, Serena Isioma (Stream)
“I Am Nothing”, Kat Von D (Stream)
“I Knew Not To (Fall For You)”, Halo Kitsch (Stream)
“Iko Iko (My Bestie) (Digital Farm Amimals Remix)”, Justin Wellington featuring Small Jam (Stream)
“I’m Not Okay But I Know I’m Going To Be”, Raleigh Ritchie (Stream)
“In Defiance”, Matthew K. Heafy (Stream)
“June”, Rozzi (Stream)
“Learning To Fly (Revolt Remix)”, Sheppard (Stream)
“Let Them Know”, Mabel (Stream)
“Love Addict”, Michael Cimino (Stream)
“Lumberjack”, Tyler, The Creator (Stream)
“Mad”, Hope Tala (Stream)
“Mama’s Boy”, Theresa Rex (Stream)
“Memories!” and “Trouble”, 347Aidan (Stream)
“Midnight Charm”, Jenevieve (Stream)
“Mirror (Paul Woolford Remix)”, Sigrid (Stream)
“Mona Lisa”, AREA21 (Stream)
“Mood Swings”, Tove Styrke (Stream)
“Nobody’s More Country”, Blanco Brown (Stream)
“Not Sad Anymore”, Clara Mae (Stream)
“Nothing To Me”, Young Dolph, Snupe Bandz & PaperRoute Woo (Stream)
“Our Song (Acoustic)”, Anne-Marie & Niall Horan (Stream)
“Pet Names”, Kaptan (Stream)
“Plastic”, Bloody White (Stream)
“Playbox”, Purple Disco Machine (Stream)
“Poof Be Gone”, KyleYouMadeThat featuring Yung Baby Tate, Yvette & Cheerlebridee (Stream)
“Rather Be”, D-Nice & Kiana Ledé (Stream)
“Rather Be Myself”, Russ (Stream)
“Receipts”, Trina (Stream)
“Remember”, Becky Hill & David Guetta (Stream)
“Remember This”, Jonas Brothers (Stream)
“Restless Souls”, Angels & Airwaves (Stream)
“Rollin’ Stone”, Little Simz (Stream)
“See You Soon”, Tom Speight (Stream)
“Skat”, Tory Lanez featuring DaBaby (Stream)
“Smile”, Shea Diamond (Stream)
“Sodium”, IDLES (Stream)
“Straight From The Heart”, Rudimental featuring Nørskov (Stream)
“Sun Kissed Child”, Kamasi Washington (Stream)
“Sunshine”, NEEDTOBREATHE (Stream)
“Take You Back”, Sydney Mack (Stream)
“Thank You”, Diana Ross (Stream)
“The Angel Of 8th Ave.”, Gang Of Youths (Stream)
“The Devil”, Banks (Stream)
“The Last Red-Eye”, New Found Glory (Stream)
“The Rose Song”, Olivia Rodrigo (Stream)
“The Sun Hasn’t Left”, Modest Mouse (Stream)
“The Worst Country Song Of All Time”, Brantley Gilbert featuring Toby Keith & HARDY (Stream)
“Therapy”, Catie Turner (Stream)
“Things Dads Do”, Thomas Rhett (Stream)
“Time Stand Still”, Foy Vance (Stream)
“TMI”, Isac Elliot (Stream)
“U Not There”, Kina featuring Mark Johns (Stream)
“Vortex”, Jinjer (Stream)
“Walked Through Hell (Acoustic)”, Anson Seabra (Stream)
“War In Your Arms (Acoustic)”, Ben Abraham (Stream)
“What Matters”, Laura Mvula (Stream)
“What’s Life”, Cordae & Common (Stream)
“When Will Gods Work Be Done”, Unto Others (Stream)
“Why Don’t You Touch Me”, Leon Bridges (Stream)
“Willow (90’s Trend Remix)”, Taylor Swift (Stream)
“Wiser Now”, Iya Terra (Stream)
“Working”, Tate McRae x Khalid (Stream)
“You Never Do”, Janna Jamison (Stream)
“You’re Home Now”, Munn (Stream)

Next week, the new albums from Doja Cat, Modest Mouse and Tyler, The Creator are among the larger releases on the schedule. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of August 30, 2019

Let’s call it a Rey.

If you’re preparing to travel for the long weekend, you better be preparing a long playlist with some of these big releases. Here are all the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

LANA DEL REY – Norman F*cking Rockwell (iTunes)
Features: “Doin’ Time”, the current #1 song on the Triple A chart that also ranks in the top five at Alternative radio

LIL TECCA – We Love You Tecca (iTunes)
Features: “Ransom”, a current top ten hit on the Rhythmic chart that also ranks in the top 40 at Top 40 radio

TOOL – Fear Inoculum (iTunes)
Features: The title track, which is approaching the top ten on the Active Rock chart

Notable albums out this week: Common‘s Let Love (iTunes), G Flip‘s About Us (iTunes), H.E.R.‘s I Used To Know Her (iTunes), Montaigne‘s Complex (iTunes), Natasha Bedingfield‘s Roll With Me (iTunes), Sheryl Crow‘s Threads (iTunes), SiR‘s Chasing Summer (iTunes), Stephen Bishop‘s We’ll Talk About It Later In The Car (iTunes), Trisha Yearwood‘s Every Girl (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Astrid S‘s True Issues (iTunes), Cris Cab‘s Diamonds (iTunes), Elevation Worship‘s At Midnight (iTunes), eleven7four‘s 1174 (iTunes), NUUXS‘s Red Tape, Vol. 2 (iTunes), Tones And I‘s The Kids Are Coming (iTunes)

New remix packages that you can buy this week include:
“OMG (Pt. 1)”, Gryffin & Carly Rae Jepsen (iTunes)
“Outnumbered”, Dermot Kennedy (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“About You”, Otto Knows (iTunes)
“All Around The World”, Matoma featuring Bryn Christopher (iTunes)
“Babushka Boi”, A$AP Rocky (iTunes)
“Bezerk”, Big Sean featuring A$AP Ferg & Hit-Boy (iTunes)
“BGM”, Wale (iTunes)
“Ceiling Won’t Break”, Finish Ticket (iTunes)
“Champion”, American Authors featuring Beau Young Prince (iTunes)
“Circles”, Post Malone (iTunes)
“Cold”, James Blunt (iTunes)
“Crush”, Duckwrth (iTunes)
“Don’t Stop Me Now”, Jukebox The Ghost (iTunes)
“Dream Of You”, Mxmtoon (iTunes)
“Drive”, Tim McGraw (iTunes)
“Four Walls”, Nicklas Sahl (iTunes)
“F*ck, I’m Lonely (Ofenbach Remix)”, Lauv featuring Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“Go Off (Nothin’ 2 It)”, Dillon Francis (iTunes)
“God Only Knows”, for KING & COUNTRY & Dolly Parton (iTunes)
“Good (Stripped)”, Twin XL (iTunes)
“Graduation”, Benny Blanco & Juice WRLD (iTunes)
“Head Above Water”, Avril Lavigne featuring We The Kings (iTunes)
“Heavenly”, Cigarettes After Sex (iTunes)
“Hello My Loneliness”, Delaney Jane x Call Me Karizma (iTunes)
“I Don’t Know What’s Cool Anymore”, Alphabeat (iTunes)
“I Hurt Too Much”, Clark Beckham (iTunes)
“Jacques”, Jax Jones & Tove Lo (iTunes)
“Kingdom”, Joel Adams (iTunes)
“Kiss & Tell”, Angels & Airwaves (iTunes)
“Look Away (Steve Void Remix)”, Stephen Puth (iTunes)
“Love Me Again”, RAYE & Jess Glynne (iTunes)
“Midnight Hour”, Skrillex, Boys Noize & Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Ms. Last Night”, Kyan Palmer & nicopop. (iTunes)
“New Fire (Poolside Remix)”, Pretty Sister featuring MarcLo (iTunes)
“Nice To Meet Ya”, The Griswolds (iTunes)
“Not 20 Anymore”, Bebe Rexha (iTunes)
“Ooh Girl”, Kris Kross Amsterdam featuring Conor Maynard & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Over The Rainbow”, Renée Zellweger (iTunes)
“Paralyzed”, David Archuleta (iTunes)
“Proud Of You”, Five Times August (iTunes)
“Real Thing”, Ruel (iTunes)
“Runaway With You”, SVRCINA (iTunes)
“Safety”, GASHI featuring DJ Snake (iTunes)
“Shame On You”, Skylar Grey (iTunes)
“Sociopath”, Pusha T featuring Kash Doll (iTunes)
“Solo Quiero (Somebody To Love)”, Leona Lewis, Cali Y El Dandee & Juan Magán (iTunes)
“Start Over”, Jutes (iTunes)
“Stuck To You”, SafetySuit (iTunes)
“Suck On Light”, Boy & Bear (iTunes)
“Summer Fade”, Snakehips featuring Anna Of The North (iTunes)
“Tear Myself Apart”, Tate McRae (iTunes)
“The Darkness Has A Voice”, Amber Run (iTunes)
“Too Hot”, Jason Derulo (iTunes)
“Under Pressure”, LA WOMEN (iTunes)
“Up”, EARTHGANG (iTunes)
“Warm”, Charli XCX featuring HAIM (iTunes)
“Way Too Pretty For Prison”, Miranda Lambert & Maren Morris (iTunes)
“WeT”, Girl Wilde (iTunes)
“When It Comes To You”, Sean Paul (iTunes)
“Where Dreams Go To Die”, Ilse DeLange (iTunes)
“Without You”, John Newman & Nina Nesbitt (iTunes)
“Women Who Look Like You”, JP Saxe featuring Guapdad 4000 (iTunes)
“You Are Not Alone”, Emeli Sandé (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Post Malone, The Highwomen and more. For Adam’s personal picks of the week, listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 31, 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. Can you believe tomorrow is the first day of April? Crazy! As we head further into the spring, here’s what’s blooming and popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

ALL FOUR “7”: Down roughly 100 spins or so from last week, Ariana Grande‘s single “7 Rings” lands a fourth week at #1 on the Top 40 chart. It should easily score a fifth week. Her follow-up hit “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” holds outside the top ten once again, though it’s up a spot to #11 and can enter the region by next week’s update.

AJ Mitchell‘s “All My Friends” leaps from 41-34 this week, earning him his second top 40 entry, as he leads a pack of four new hits in that section of the chart. Next up, “Hard Place” by format newcomer H.E.R. moves from 42-38, while “La La Land” lands at #39, giving Bryce Vine and YG their second top 40 entries. That track rises from #48 last week, where it debuted. However, there’s one artist in the mix that’s not scoring her first or second, but rather, her 29th top 40 song on the current chart. P!nk jumps from 43-40 with “Walk Me Home”, the lead single from her forthcoming release Hurts 2B Human. The tune is already climbing through the top ten at the Hot AC format.

Another three tracks reach the top 50 this week at the format, led by the viral hit “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X at #41. It also bolts into the top 40 on the Rhythmic chart. A few notches lower, “Chlorine” seeps into the pool of pop at #48 for Twenty One Pilots. It marks the second crossover song from the act’s most recent album Trench. Finally, a current top ten tune on both the Rhythmic and Urban lists also busts down into the top 50 this week: that title is “Thotiana”, the first chart entry for Blueface, which lands at #50. A remix of the single features Cardi B and the aforementioned YG, though neither performer is credited on Mediabase.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 3, 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. Are you a sucker for a new pack of pop hits? Well, if you are, let’s check out what’s popping on the radio this Sunday:

THE EAST THEY CAN DO: As expected, Benny Blanco, Halsey and Khalid remain at #1 on the Top 40 list for a second week with “Eastside”. This will likely be the collaboration’s last week at the summit, with the sizzling “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande (up 6-3) expected to continue to surge towards the top spot. No other title is currently gaining in the top five. Appropriately, the hit will be her seventh chart-topper at the format, whenever it reaches the top. The performer’s “Thank U, Next”, her most recent #1 here, slips a notch to #4, while “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” makes another solid move from 20-16.

The comeback release for the Jonas Brothers, “Sucker”, becomes their seventh top 40 song at the format with its debut at #30. At some radio stations on the panel, the single was played hourly throughout the day on Friday. The trio’s last top 40 single here, “First Time”, spent three non-consecutive weeks at #36 in July and August 2013. Scoring her 14th top 40 hit, Bebe Rexha soars from 42-33 with “Last Hurrah”, followed by the collaboration from the Drax Project and Hailee Steinfeld, “Woke Up Late”, moving from 45-39. It’s the first top 40 entry for the New Zealand band and the seventh for actress and singer Steinfeld. The fourth and final new song in this section of the chart comes from Panic! At The Disco, flying from 50-40 with their fifth top 40 single, “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”. Of course, this follows “High Hopes”, which recently spent six big weeks at the top.

In the top 50, newcomer Mabel leads things off at #41 with her track “Don’t Call Me Up”, which has already achieved top five peaks in countries like Belgium, England, Ireland and Norway. She’s the daughter of Neneh Cherry, best known for her international hit “Buffalo Stance” from 1989, a #4 hit on the CHR chart that June. Cherry is also the half-sister of Eagle-Eye Cherry, who landed at #1 for a week with “Save Tonight” back in January 1999. Billie Eilish comes in at #43 on the list with the ballad “When The Party’s Over”, which becomes her first charting hit at the format (though she’s now ranked twice on the Alternative radio listing.) Originally released in October of last year, Eilish’s tune has already been certified Gold here. Labelmates Khalid and H.E.R. round out all the debut action in this section of the chart: the former’s “Talk” is new at #48 and the latter’s “Hard Place” enters at #50. The latter hit’s seen a large spike in sales and streaming in the weeks since it was performed on the Grammy Awards. It’s H.E.R.’s first entry to date at the Top 40 format.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 26, 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: Billie Eilish starts a brand new “Party” on the Top 40 airwaves, with the results of a split week at the format playing out all over the top ten. Let’s add ’em up:

BILLIE, DO BE A HERO: With four particularly strong releases impacting at the format this Tuesday, the panel was all over the place by the end of the day. Taking over the top spot, Eilish’s “When The Party’s Over” led the pop party with 42 stations during its biggest session to date. The performer’s “Bury A Friend” also leads the adds report at the Alternative format for the third week in a row, where the song is now approaching the top 20. Just behind her in second place, the cut “What A Time” pairs Julia Michaels with Niall Horan, both enjoying their time on the list with 37 stations today. The single can be found on Michaels’s new EP Inner Monologue, Pt. 1, which also features a collaboration with Selena Gomez. Michaels also sings on the latest single by James Bay titled “Peer Pressure”, which led the adds report at Triple A radio (and finished in the top five at the Hot AC format) yesterday.

Additional top ten action on future hits from H.E.R. and Panic! At The Disco, earning 30 and 26 adds, respectively, could push both songs into the top 40 in the coming weeks.

With over 20 stations coming in early, P!nk‘s “Walk Me Home” should lead next week’s report with a solid total, though singles by Galantis (“Bones”) and NOTD (“So Close”) will also be in the mix and looking to take home the pop prize.

1. BILLIE EILISH, “When The Party’s Over” (Darkroom/Interscope)
2. JULIA MICHAELS featuring NIALL HORAN, “What A Time” (Republic)
3-T. CARDI B & BRUNO MARS, “Please Me” (Atlantic)
3-T. H.E.R., “Hard Place” (RCA)
5. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Who Do You Love” (Disruptor/Columbia)
6. ZEDD & KATY PERRY, “365” (Interscope-Capitol)
7. PANIC! AT THE DISCO, “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
8-T. LIL PEEP & ILOVEMAKONNEN featuring FALL OUT BOY, “I’ve Been Waiting” (Columbia)
8-T. MABEL, “Don’t Call Me Up” (Capitol)
10. ARIANA GRANDE, “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” (Republic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 25-26, 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 three songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BILLIE EILISH – “When The Party’s Over” (Darkroom/Interscope)
Album: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019)
Past T40 History: With a massive streaming audience supporting her work, this ballad looks to become her first top 40 entry here.

H.E.R. – “Hard Place” (RCA)
Album: I Used To Know Her: Part 2 (EP) (2018)
Past T40 History: Following a breakout performance at the Grammy Awards, this cut’s big early action should help it along nicely.

PANIC! AT THE DISCO – “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
Album: Pray For The Wicked (2018)
Past T40 History: “High Hopes” led the Top 40 survey for six weeks recently. Will the follow-up single earn “High” marks as well?

Next week: P!nk looks to color the adds report with her song “Walk Me Home”, but will other impacting releases from NOTD and Rachel Crow paint their own kind of pop success? Stay tuned.

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

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