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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (December 3, 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: The Weeknd is the star boy on this week’s list, as his new single leaps to the top. Who else gets a starring role in the top ten? Let’s add ’em up:

LOVE ON THE WEEKND: Earning the week’s Most Added song at the Rhythmic, Urban and Top 40 formats, The Weeknd gets a super start for “Heartless”, the first radio single from his upcoming studio album. On the pop report, it checks in with a giant 160 stations on impact. The song debuted at #31 on last weekend’s published update and is likely to climb well by the weekend.

This week’s fourth and fifth place entries also impacted today: Ed Sheeran‘s “South Of The Border”, a collaboration with Camila Cabello and Cardi B, earned another 25 stations, while Iggy Azalea and Alice Chater‘s “Lola” took in 17 adds. The former title has already entered the top 50 at the format, while the latter will be vying for a spot in the region in the coming weeks.

Established chart hits by Arizona Zervas and Billie Eilish are among those returning to the top ten on the report.

Harry Styles is likely to lead next week’s adds report with “Adore You”, which comes out on Friday. He has received some airplay at the format with several album cuts from his forthcoming set Fine Line, including “Lights Up” and “Watermelon Sugar”.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. THE WEEKND, “Heartless” (Republic)
2. ARIZONA ZERVAS
, “Roxanne” (Columbia)
3. BILLIE EILISH, “Everything I Wanted” (Darkroom/Interscope)
4. ED SHEERAN featuring CAMILA CABELLO & CARDI B, “South Of The Border” (Atlantic)
5. IGGY AZALEA featuring ALICE CHATER, “Lola” (Bad Dreams/EMPIRE)
6. DOJA CAT, “Juicy” (Kemosabe/RCA)
7. BROCKHAMPTON, “Sugar” (Question Everything/RCA)
8-T. ANT SAUNDERS, “Yellow Hearts” (Arista)
8-T. BLACKBEAR, “Hot Girl Bummer” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
10-T. LOUIS TOMLINSON, “We Made It” (Arista/RED)
10-T. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Highest In The Room” (Cactus Jack/Grand Hustle/Epic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (December 2-3, 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 new hits impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ED SHEERAN featuring CAMILA CABELLO & CARDI B – “South Of The Border” (Atlantic)
Album: No.6 Collaborations Project (2019)
Past T40 History: Sheeran’s latest collaboration is now in the lower rungs of the top 50 on both the Hot AC and Top 40 radio lists.

IGGY AZALEA featuring ALICE CHATER – “Lola” (Bad Dreams/EMPIRE)
Album: Wicked Lips (EP) (2019)
Past T40 History: It’s been 3-1/2 years since Azalea last found top 40 success at the format with “Team”, which got as high as #21.

THE WEEKND – “Heartless” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The single is already well into the top 40 here after less than a week of airplay. It’s his twelfth top 40 hit to date.

Next week: for the last impact date of 2019 and the decade, look out for Billie Eilish‘s “Everything I Wanted” to continue to score larger adds from the panel. It’s currently in the top 40 at the format.

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

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 19, 2019

Guess what’s roaring into the market this week? By now, you probably already know. From Pride Rock to Poland, these are the top new albums and singles hitting stores this Friday:

BEYONCÉ & VARIOUS ARTISTS – The Lion King: The Gift (iTunes)
Features: Lead single “Spirit” and collaborations with Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell and more

Notable albums out this week: Freya Ridings‘s Freya Ridings (iTunes), Iggy Azalea‘s In My Defense (iTunes), Nas‘s The Lost Tapes II (iTunes), Peppa Pig‘s My First Album (iTunes), Sabrina Carpenter‘s Singular Act II (iTunes), Scott Stapp‘s The Space Between The Shadows (iTunes), Shakespear’s Sister‘s Singles Party (1988-2019) (iTunes), Sum 41‘s Order In Decline (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Chloe MK‘s Fantasy (iTunes), Ryan Hurd‘s Panorama (iTunes), The All-American Rejects‘s Send Her To Heaven (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Acid Dreams”, MAX featuring Felly (iTunes)
“At Least I Look Cool”, Sasha Sloan (iTunes)
“Arcade (Acoustic)”, Duncan Laurence (iTunes)
“Away From You”, Slenderbodies (iTunes)
“Ay Ay Ay”, Kim Viera featuring Pitbull (iTunes)
“Be Someone (Skream Remix)”, CamelPhat x Jake Bugg (iTunes)
“Best Of Me”, Corey Harper (iTunes)
“Bones”, JC Stewart (iTunes)
“Can You Feel The Love Tonight”, Pentatonix (iTunes)
“Champion”, Bishop Briggs (iTunes)
“Chase”, Aaron Carpenter (iTunes)
“Cut Me Off”, Likeable (iTunes)
“Dear Diary”, Anthony Ramos (iTunes)
“Details”, Billy Currington (iTunes)
“Follow Thru”, Hux (iTunes)
“Forever”, Tory Lanez (iTunes)
“Forever’s Not Long Enough (Acoustic)”, John Newman (iTunes)
“Forgive Or Forget (R3HAB Remix)”, Ina Wroldsen (iTunes)
“Gone”, Charli XCX & Christine And The Queens (iTunes)
“Good Good Lovin”, Sugar Ray (iTunes)
“Heartbreak”, Jamie N Commons & The Fever Dreams (iTunes)
“Heaven After All”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Hollow”, James Smith (iTunes)
“Hot”, Kenzie (iTunes)
“Hotel Walls”, Smith & Thell (iTunes)
“How Do You Sleep?”, Sam Smith (iTunes)
“Hurt Me Now”, Quinn Lewis (iTunes)
“I Just Wanna Shine”, Fitz And The Tantrums (iTunes)
“I Wanna Dance”, Jonas Blue (iTunes)
“I Wish”, Hayley Kiyoko (iTunes)
“I’ll Die Anyway”, Girl In Red (iTunes)
“IFLY”, Bazzi (iTunes)
“It All Comes Out In The Wash” / “Locomotive”, Miranda Lambert (iTunes)
“It Wasn’t Easy To Be Happy For You”, The Lumineers (iTunes)
“Jesus In L.A.”, Alec Benjamin (iTunes)
“Joyride”, Adam Melchor (iTunes)
“Let It Be Me (Acoustic)”, Justin Jesso & Nina Nesbitt (iTunes)
“Lonely Night (Martin Solveig Remix)”, ALMA (iTunes)
“Lying”, PRETTYMUCH featuring Lil Tjay (iTunes)
“Maybe”, Justine Skye (iTunes)
“Money, Fame & Fortune”, Goo Goo Dolls (iTunes)
“Mr. Big Shot”, Nicole Bus (iTunes)
“Naked”, Emily Weisband (iTunes)
“Naughty”, Sam Bluer (iTunes)
“Need Somebody (Acoustic)”, Chris Ayer (iTunes)
“Never Seen The Rain”, Tones And I (iTunes)
“Nightcrawling”, Youngr (iTunes)
“Nostalgic (Blonde Remix)”, A R I Z O N A (iTunes)
“Plastic Angels”, EBEN (iTunes)
“Poolside Vibe”, Pretty Sister & MarcLo (iTunes)
“Prophet”, King Princess (iTunes)
“Pure Gold”, half•alive (iTunes)
“Queen Of The Night”, Hey Violet (iTunes)
“Real Life”, Christopher (iTunes)
“Redesigning Women”, The Highwomen (iTunes)
“Roller Skate”, Natasha Bedingfield (iTunes)
“Satellite”, Ben Abraham (iTunes)
“Stay High”, Brittany Howard (iTunes)
“Surf”, More Giraffes (iTunes)
“Take Some Time”, Surfaces (iTunes)
“That Was Yesterday”, Leon Bridges (iTunes)
“The Stage”, Shura (iTunes)
“These Are The Times”, Martin Garrix featuring JRM (iTunes)
“This Year’s Love”, Jasmine Thompson (iTunes)
“Thought About You (Acoustic)”, Tim McGraw (iTunes)
“Thunder”, LCAW (iTunes)
“Valleys (My Love)”, Whitney (iTunes)
“What Is Real”, Iann Dior (iTunes)
“Why Do You Love Me”, Charlotte Lawrence (iTunes)
“Work It Out”, Oyster Kids (iTunes)
“Youth”, VÉRITÉ (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from artists like Andy Grammer, NF, Of Monsters And Men and more. 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 3, 2018

A worldly hit indeed.

Great Scott! It’s another Friday in August, and that means it’s time for some fresh singles and albums. These are the notable digital and physical releases headed into the market this Friday:

TRAVIS SCOTT – Astroworld (iTunes)
Scott’s latest album comes on a busy week for hip-hop and rap releases, though it’s likely to finish as one of the top debuts on the album chart next week. With huge expectations for its streaming presence in the market, will the set have enough momentum to pass Drake‘s powerful Scorpion and reign at #1?

Notable albums out this week: Houndmouth‘s Golden Age (iTunes), Lovelytheband‘s Finding It Hard To Smile (iTunes), Mac Miller‘s Swimming (iTunes), YG‘s Stay Dangerous (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Baka Not Nice‘s 4Milli (iTunes), Forest Blakk‘s Minutes (iTunes), H.E.R.‘s I Used To Know Her: The Prelude (iTunes), Iggy Azalea‘s Survive The Summer (iTunes), Ruelle‘s Emerge (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“Ashes (Riddler Remix)”, Celine Dion (iTunes)
“Australia”, Ari Zizzo (iTunes)
“Autumn Love”, Death Cab For Cutie (iTunes)
“Beautiful”, Bazzi featuring Camila Cabello (iTunes)
“Big Deal”, Kid Ink (iTunes)
“Blame It On The Freak”, DJ Cassidy featuring Royal Love (iTunes)
“Dear God”, Hunter Hayes (iTunes)
“Dinner”, Kacy Hill (iTunes)
“Drunk Girls, Drunk Boys”, Frills (iTunes)
“Expectations”, MAGIC! (iTunes)
“Fallen Angels”, Ayo & Teo (iTunes)
“Fascinating Rhythm”, Tony Bennett & Diana Krall (iTunes)
“Get Up”, Nick Wilson (iTunes)
“Glitter & Gold”, RØMANS (iTunes)
“Goodbye Summer”, Danielle Bradbery with Thomas Rhett (iTunes)
“Here’s Looking At You Kid”, Brett Dennen (iTunes)
“High On Life”, Martin Garrix featuring Bonn (iTunes)
“Home”, John Butler Trio (iTunes)
“I Don’t Want To See You Anymore”, XYLØ (iTunes)
“I Want You” / “Rose-Colored Glasses”, Whissell (iTunes) (iTunes)
“KindaYeahSorta”, Dashboard Confessional (iTunes)
“Kong”, Neneh Cherry (iTunes)
“Let Somebody Love You”, Boy George & Culture Club (iTunes)
“Liquor Store”, Anna Shoemaker (iTunes)
“Messages From Her”, Sabrina Claudio (iTunes)
“Missing U”, Robyn (iTunes)
“My Generation”, Emma Zander (iTunes)
“Never Call Me (Remix)”, Jhene Aiko featuring YG (iTunes)
“No Ordinary Life”, Matt Corby (iTunes)
“Now & Then”, H. Kenneth (iTunes)
“One Last Song”, Gorgon City, JP Cooper & Yungen (iTunes)
“Only You (Wideboys Remix)” Cheat Codes & Little Mix (iTunes)
“Please”, Jordan Smith (iTunes)
“Quiero Volver”, TINI & Sebastian Yatra (iTunes)
“Radio Silence”, R3HAB x Jocelyn Alice (iTunes)
“Show You”, CXLOE (iTunes)
“Sleepless Nights”, ayokay featuring Nightly (iTunes)
“Solo (Seeb Remix), Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“Space”, Capital Cities (iTunes)
“Tie Me Down”, Gryffin with Elley Duhé (iTunes)
“Too Much”, ZAYN featuring Timbaland (iTunes)
“Trip”, Ella Mai (iTunes)
“UDK”, Olivia O’Brien (iTunes)
“Uh Huh”, Jade Bird (iTunes)
“Underwater”, Cody Simpson (iTunes)
“What She Wants”, A R I Z O N A (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Jason Mraz, Jordan Smith 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 (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 (June 4, 2017)

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. Still thinking of London and the people that were affected by last night’s attacks, and wishing a speedy recovery to the dozens that were injured during them. Meanwhile, let’s get into the latest U.S. chart stats, from London, AR to London, OH to London, CA, for the first weekend of June:

WAY TO “STAY”: That terrific twosome, Zedd and Alessia Cara, holds at #1 for the second week with “Stay”. Back in February, the only other male-female collaboration to hit the top this year, Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello‘s “Bad Things”, spent two weeks at #1 as well. “Stay” should easily get a third frame in the slot next Sunday. Across the other radio lists, the song climbs to #11 on the Hot AC chart, slips to #16 at Rhythmic radio and sits just below the top 40 on the AC survey. Yes, those soccer moms sure love their Zeddlessia so far. The Russian-born DJ/producer has yet to announce a follow-up single, while the Canadian singer hasn’t announced a next single from her Know-It-All album, or if the era is completed. I guess we’ll know soon!

“Stay” remains the only track with a bullet in this week’s top five, but there’s plenty of positive action in the lower half of the top ten. Of note, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee‘s remix of “Despacito”, featuring Justin Bieber, is up nearly 2400 spins from last week. However, it’s only up 10-9. (You can expect it to be a contender for the top spot next month.) The only new track reaching the region is “Now Or Never”, the second top ten hit for Halsey, advancing 12-10. Her hopeless fountain kingdom album will likely debut at #1 on next week’s Billboard 200 list.

PUMP UP THE LOGJAMS: The logjam at Top 40 radio this spring (and now, summer!) has been pretty well-documented, with a number of records losing steam in the teens prematurely. However, three tracks climb into the top 20 this week, looking to make the leap into the top ten later this summer. Leading the potential hit parade is Selena Gomez‘s “Bad Liar”, which jumps from 26-16. Of course, Gomez remains in the top five with the Kygo collaboration “It Ain’t Me”, which rises 3-2 without a bullet. (The DJ/producer is just below the top 50 with another single, “First Time”, with a lead vocal by Ellie Goulding.) Surfing up five notches to #18 is the first top 20 single in three years for Miley Cyrus, “Malibu”. The 24-year-old was one of the many performers at Ariana Grande‘s One Love Manchester benefit concert earlier today.

Finally, up 24-20, is Niall Horan‘s second solo hit at the format. “Slow Hands” also rises to #20 on the Hot AC chart this week. It is currently in the top ten on iTunes, thanks in part to deep discounting at digital platforms. The Irish singer made the top 20 with One Direction 11 times between 2012 and 2016. In January and February, he spent two nonconsecutive weeks at #12 with  “This Town”. Horan also performed at Grande’s benefit show in Manchester, where he sang both “Hands” and “Town”.

WHOLE LOTTA “HISTORY”: Four girls are allowed into the top 50 this week, as we begin a long hot summer on the charts. The highest of three top 50 entries starts at #47: “Switch”, by Iggy Azalea featuring Anitta. Azalea’s last top 40 hit was 2016’s “Team”, which reached #21 in May 2016. Anitta hasn’t previously charted in the U.S., though she’s well-known in her home country, Brazil. A couple of steps below that collaboration is Tinashe, stoking the fire at #49 with “Flame”. Earlier this year, she peaked at #29 as the featured artist on Britney Spears‘s “Slumber Party”. Her latest single will be on the upcoming album Joyride, due later this year.

Also entering the top 50 this week is newcomer Olivia Holt with “History”, bowing at #50. The 19-year-old singer is best known for appearing in a fair amount of Disney programming, including the series Kickin’ It. Holt’s stay in the chart could be short-lived, with a small loss in spins this week indicating that it could be due for greater losses next week. (It went for adds nearly two months ago.) On Spotify, the song has over 95 million streams.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (May 30, 2017)

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: Camila Cabello renews her membership at the CHR “club”, while Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson clean up a portion of the panel before their impact date. Everybody is back to work today, and even I’ll be working on my terrible jokes and punchlines for future editions of my radio reports. Meanwhile, it’s time to work out some adds and what songs got them this week, so let’s talk Top 40 tabulations:

WHO’S “CRYING” NOW: As pop quartet Fifth Harmony gets closer to the Friday release of “Down”, their first to not include one of their original members, Camila Cabello, the 20-year-old won’t be shedding any tears… unless they’re Top 40 tears. At the top of this week’s Most Added list is her “Crying In The Club”, which ranked in the runner-up position last week. It grabs 63 adds in its second frame. Her highly-anticipated album, The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving., is due later this year. “Club” outpaces this week’s #2 single, “Strip That Down” by Liam Payne featuring Quavo, by 19 stations. However, with the response that Payne’s hit has received in the last two weeks, it looks like “Down” will continue to go up. Expect both songs to appear on the report next week!

I HEAR A “SYMPHONY”: When it comes to the international hit by Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson, a few CHR conductors have begun the piece early this week, with 17 stations raising the curtain on a marvelous musical spectacle. “Symphony” has already been a top ten smash across Europe, with #1 peaks in countries like Norway, Scotland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. It’s been a good year so far for the British trio, who spent two weeks at #4 with “Rockabye” (featuring Anne-Marie and Sean Paul) in April. Larsson has struggled at the format over the last year, with her most recent single, the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “So Good”, stalling out at #34 in March. Ooh, the drama of the string section! How will this rhapsody of a record end? Stay tuned!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. CAMILA CABELLO, “Crying In The Club” (Epic)
2. LIAM PAYNE featuring QUAVO
, “Strip That Down” (Republic)
3. KATY PERRY featuring NICKI MINAJ, “Swish Swish” (Capitol)
4. SELENA GOMEZ, “Bad Liar” (Interscope)
5. LUIS FONSI & DADDY YANKEE featuring JUSTIN BIEBER, “Despacito (Remix)” (UMLE/RBMG/Def Jam/Republic)
6-T. CHILDISH GAMBINO, “Redbone” (Glassnote)
6-T. CLEAN BANDIT featuring ZARA LARSSON, “Symphony” (Big Beat/RRP)
8. LOGIC featuring ALESSA CARA and KHALID“1-800-273-8255” (Def Jam)
9. IGGY AZALEA featuring ANITTA, “Switch” (Def Jam)
10-T. CHARLIE PUTH, “Attention” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)
10-T. HAILEE STEINFELD, “Most Girls” (Republic)

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