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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 14, 2021)

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: Ed Sheeran gave the Top 40 format the shivers with his Most Added hit. Let’s add ’em up:

KEEP YOUR ED UP: It was another super start on the Top 40 adds report for the second radio single from Ed Sheeran’s upcoming album =. With 149 stations in its first week, “Shivers” was easily the Most Added song at the Top 40 format, which follows a #36 debut on the chart over the weekend. The tune also dominated at the Hot AC radio format yesterday, securing a robust 57 adds there. “Bad Habits” holds in the top three on both charts.

Justin Bieber is off to a fairly nice start with his new single from the Justice album, which he recently performed on the MTV Video Music Awards. “Ghost” picked up 63 new stations this week and a second place finish. The track debuted at #49 on last Sunday’s published update and a larger jump is expected by this weekend. It also landed in fifth place at the Hot AC format with nine early adds yesterday.

With his recent #1 entry on the Billboard Hot 100, Drake settled into third place on the report with the Future and Young Thug-assisted “Way 2 Sexy”. It secured 48 adds during the session. It was also the Most Added song at the Rhythmic and Urban radio formats this week. A second week at #1 looks very likely for its parent album Certified Lover Boy.

Charting singles from Doja Cat, Tai Verdes and Walker Hayes returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ED SHEERAN, “Shivers” (Atlantic)
2. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Ghost” (Def Jam)
3. DRAKE featuring FUTURE & YOUNG THUG, “Way 2 Sexy” (OVO/Republic)
4. WALKER HAYES, “Fancy Like” (Monument/RCA)
5. DOJA CAT, “Need To Know” (Kemosabe/RCA)
6. NESSA BARRETT, “I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead” (Warner)
7. KACEY MUSGRAVES, “Justified” (MCA Nashville/Interscope)
8-T. KANYE WEST featuring THE WEEKND & LIL BABY, “Hurricane” (G.O.O.D./Def Jam)
8-T. WIZKID featuring TEMS, “Essence” (Starboy/RCA)
10. TAI VERDES, “A-O-K” (Last Nite/Arista)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 7, 2021)

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 star Doja Cat is the fine feline at the top of the list. Let’s add ’em up:

“NEED” FOR ADDS: In a slow post-holiday week at the pop format, Doja Cat led the adds report with “Need To Know”, picking up a total of 20 adds this week. The song ranked at #29 on the published chart last weekend.

Tied for the runner-up spot with 19 adds each, Halsey‘s “I Am Not A Woman, I’m A God” (#26 last weekend) and Walker Hayes‘s “Fancy Like” (#37 last weekend) continue to perform well here.

Charting singles from Måneskin, Tai Verdes and Twenty One Pilots returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DOJA CAT, “Need To Know” (Kemosabe/RCA)
2-T. HALSEY, “I Am Not A Woman, I’m A God” (Capitol)
2-T. WALKER HAYES, “Fancy Like” (Monument/RCA)
4. KANYE WEST featuring THE WEEKND & LIL BABY, “Hurricane” (G.O.O.D./Def Jam)
5. MÅNESKIN, “Beggin'” (Arista)
6. JACKSON WANG & INTERNET MONEY, “Drive You Home” (88rising/12Tone)
7. TAI VERDES, “A-O-K” (Last Nite/Arista)
8-T. ALESSO & MARSHMELLO featuring JAMES BAY, “Chasing Stars” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
8-T. FARRUKO, “Pepas” (Carbon Fiber/The Orchard)
8-T. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Saturday” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 23, 2021

Uh-oh… here come the bops.

This week’s New Music Friday releases are perfectly kissable and ready for you to stream, including the newest albums from Anne-Marie, EST Gee and The Kid LAROI, as well as notable big singles from Camila Cabello, Khalid and Lil Nas X. Here’s what’s going on in the industry, baby:

Notable albums out this week: Anne-Marie‘s Therapy (Stream), Bizzy Banks‘s Same Energy (Stream), Brittany Howard‘s Jaime (Reimagined) (Stream), Chiiild‘s Hope For Sale (Stream), Dave‘s We’re All Alone In This Together (Stream), Delilah Montagu‘s Baby (Stream), EST Gee‘s Bigger Than Life Or Death (Stream), GirlzLuhDev‘s Day 1 Starter (Stream), Jackson Browne‘s Downhill From Everywhere (Stream), Leon Bridges‘s Gold-Diggers Sound (Stream), Pretty Sister‘s Catalina (Stream), The Kid LAROI‘s F*ck Love 3: Over You (Stream), Walk Off The Earth‘s Meet You There (Stream)

Notable EPs out this week: Against The Current‘s Fever (Stream), Josie Dunne‘s Episode 1 (Stream), Lexi Jayde‘s A Teenage Diary (Stream), Nothing But Thieves‘s Moral Panic II (Stream), Quinn Lewis‘s When I Was Sad (Stream)

New digital singles that you can buy/stream this week include:
“1949”, Jordan Fisher (Stream)
“7/22”, Taylor Edwards (Stream)
“Adrenaline”, Zero 9:36 & ICE NINE KILLS (Stream)
“All Of The Little Things”, Winston Surfshirt featuring Ramirez (Stream)
“Alone With You”, Alina Baraz (Stream)
“Alright”, HVME featuring 24KGoldn & Quavo (Stream)
“Baby Let’s Pretend”, L.A. Exes (Stream)
“Better Believe”, Belly, The Weeknd & Young Thug (Stream)
“Better Than I Know Myself”, Del Water Gap (Stream)
“Blue Hunnids”, LightSkinKeisha (Stream)
“Brand New”, Vistas (Stream)
“Break Like You Do”, Chris Young (Stream)
“Burn”, Jordyn Simone featuring Ncognita (Stream)
“By Your Side (Acoustic)”, Calvin Harris featuring Tom Grennan (Stream)
“Chevrolet You Down”, Ryan Waters Band (Stream)
“Coloratura”, Coldplay (Stream)
“Crying On Vacation”, Kaptan (Stream)
“Day I Die”, DeathByRomy (Stream)
“Dead Inside”, Noah Cunane (Stream)
“Devil”, Two Feet (Stream)
“Digital Age (URCHN Lofi Remix)”, PHANGS & LFO (Stream)
“Dirt”, The Golf Club (Stream)
“Don’t Go Yet”, Camila Cabello (Stream)
“Downtown”, Jake Bugg (Stream)
“Eat Spit!”, Slush Puppy featuring Royal & The Serpent (Stream)
“Eavesdropping”, Cobi (Stream)
“Econto”, Wun Two (Stream)
“Edamame”, Bbno$ featuring Rich Brian (Stream)
“Evolve”, The Warning (Stream)
“Faint”, Oliver Riot (Stream)
“False Alarms”, Lawrence & Jon Bellion (Stream)
“Feel Love”, Suriel Hess (Stream)
“Firestarter”, Raja Kumari (Stream)
“Forever&More”, Role Model (Stream)
“Freedom (You Bring Me)”, Snakehips x Armand Van Helden (Stream)
“Get Me High”, Marco Luka (Stream)
“Glowing”, A Great Big World (Stream)
“Good Mourning”, Sophie Holohan (Stream)
“Grow”, Samm Henshaw (Stream)
“Guts”, K CAMP featuring True Story Gee (Stream)
“He Usually Likes Boys”, Jetta (Stream)
“He’s Not You”, VÉRITÉ (Stream)
“Head Up”, The Score (Stream)
“Headline”, Bren Joy (Stream)
“Holy Ghosts”, Elephante (Stream)
“Honest”, Jeremy Zucker (Stream)
“Hopeless Romantics”, James TW (Stream)
“Hot Summer”, Prince (Stream)
“I Can See The Future”, Tinashe (Stream)
“I Don’t Owe You Sh*t”, Emily Roberts (Stream)
“I Don’t Wanna Know”, Willow Kayne (Stream)
“I Like That”, Bazzi (Stream)
“If I Didn’t Love You”, Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood (Stream)
“If I Don’t Break Your Heart I’ll Break Mine”, Sophie And The Giants (Stream)
“If Not For You”, Tremonti (Stream)
“If The World Should Ever Stop”, JP Cooper (Stream)
“Industry Baby”, Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow (Stream)
“It’s A Start”, Cabin Boys (Stream)
“Juban District”, Ginger Root (Stream)
“Keep The Beat”, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Ynairaly Simo (Stream)
“Killer Killer”, J Ember (Stream)
“Kiss The World Goodbye”, Jesse McCartney (Stream)
“La Da Di Da”, Louyah (Stream)
“Lake Como”, Russ (Stream)
“Liam’s Song”, Tainted Lyric (Stream)
“Lifetime”, Swedish House Mafia featuring Ty Dolla $ign & 070 Shake (Stream)
“Liquor Store”, Remi Wolf (Stream)
“Living Proof”, The War On Drugs (Stream)
“Mad (Young Franco Remix)”, Hope Tala (Stream)
“Made It Back”, Midwxst (Stream)
“Mercy”, KiNG MALA (Stream)
“Model Village”, IDLES featuring Slowthai (Stream)
“Money On Me”, Lil Tecca (Stream)
“Monster”, ZHU featuring John The Blind (Stream)
“Motion”, Luke Hemmings (Stream)
“Never Felt Like This”, Devault featuring Kiiara (Stream)
“New Normal”, Khalid (Stream)
“New Truck”, Dylan Scott (Stream)
“Nice And Easy (Guy Fieri Remix)”, American Authors featuring Mark McGrath (Stream)
“Oh!”, The Linda Lindas (Stream)
“Okay”, Porches (Stream)
“OMG”, Marian Hill (Stream)
“On Fire”, Chelsea Sulkey (Stream)
“Our Bones Turn To Stone”, Aquilo (Stream)
“Parking Lot (Stripped)”, Genevieve Stokes (Stream)
“Peaceful Afternoon (Live)”, Rufus Wainwright (Stream)
“Pill Or A Lullaby”, Lola Young (Stream)
“Plot Line”, Emlyn (Stream)
“Psycho”, Dixie (D’Amelio) featuring Rubi Rose (Stream)
“Pushing Away”, Junior Mesa (Stream)
“Rather Be With You”, Hayden James featuring Crooked Colours (Stream)
“Reaction”, GOLDHOUSE & Mokita (Stream)
“Remember The Bad”, Tayler Buono (Stream)
“Requiem”, Ben Abraham (Stream)
“Resting B*tch Face (Part 2)”, Julia Wolf (Stream)
“Right On Time”, Brandi Carlile (Stream)
“Ring The Alarm”, DJ Snake & Malaa (Stream)
“Rocket”, Maja Kristina (Stream)
“Running In Place (Alternate)”, MisterWives (Stream)
“Safe With Me”, Loud Luxury featuring Drew Love (Stream)
“Saturday”, Julian Lamadrid (Stream)
“Save Me”, Eliza & The Delusionals (Stream)
“Say What You Will”, James Blake (Stream)
“Shoulders”, Coheed & Cambria (Stream)
“Single Part Of You”, Jamie Grey (Stream)
“Sleeping On My Left”, GASHI (Stream)
“Snow Globe”, Autograf vs. Waterparks (Stream)
“Some Kind Of Love”, Azure Ryder (Stream)
“Stoned At The Nail Salon”, Lorde (Stream)
“Suburbia”, Devon Again (Stream)
“Summerland”, half•alive (Stream)
“Tempo”, Valley (Stream)
“Thank God You Introduced Me To Your Sister”, Sarah Barrios (Stream)
“The Portrait (Ooh La La)”, R3HAB x Gabry Ponte (Stream)
“The Ugly Song”, Jordan Hollywood featuring Timbaland (Stream)
“Thump”, WhoKilledXIX (Stream)
“U & Me”, Kyle Hume (Stream)
“Ur Best Friend”, Kiana Ledé & Kehlani (Stream)
“Waves”, Culture Jam featuring Gunna & Polo G (Stream)
“What U Want”, Lil Xxel featuring Tyga & Coi Leray (Stream)
“Wherever I May Roam”, J Balvin featuring Metallica (Stream)
“Without You (D.O.D Remix)”, Brynn Elliott (Stream)

Next week, the latest albums from Billie Eilish, Bleachers and Prince 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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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (October 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. Let’s what’s under down under the top spot, as a certain Aussie quartet maintains their grip on the top spot this week. Time to see what’s popping this Sunday:

SUMMER IN THE FALL: This week marks a bittersweet one at the format, as “Youngblood” by the Australian act 5 Seconds Of Summer holds at #1 for the third week. The band’s label, Capitol, which should be celebrating another great result this weekend, is now mourning the loss of Joe Rainey, their SVP of pop promotion. He was 43. Rainey was involved in campaigns that led to #1 titles at the format for acts like Katy Perry, Niall Horan and Sam Smith, as well as top five or ten hits for many others. He’ll certainly be missed. Several members of 5 Seconds Of Summer have already expressed their condolences over social media.

With the whole top five unbulleted, the next likely #1 here will be Ariana Grande‘s “God Is A Woman”, which is at #6 for the third week. Will it power up and bolt from 6-1 next week? It’s anyone’s guess, so stay tuned.

MORE THAN A “FEELING”: Three new songs launch into the top 40 this week, led by Halsey‘s “Without Me”, leaping from 47-30. It becomes her ninth top 40 hit at the format; her eighth, a collaboration with Benny Blanco titled “Eastside”, is now at #13. A move of 42-37 for “This Feeling” gives the duo The Chainsmokers their tenth top 40 single, three of which have come this year. It also marks the first top 40 hit on the pop chart for young country performer Kelsea Ballerini, who impacts tomorrow as her usual home with a new solo single called “Miss Me More”. Lastly, “I Love It” climbs from 44-39 for Kanye West and Lil Pump, with the former performer receiving his 22nd top 40 entry at the format and the latter scoring his first. (Lil Pump’s viral hit “Gucci Gang” got to #46 in January, though it charted higher elsewhere.)

Leading three top 50 entries on the chart, “Don’t Matter To Me” from Drake and the late Michael Jackson climbs aboard at #43. The latest hit to chart from Drake’s former #1 album Scorpion could become Jackson’s third posthumous top 40 entry since 2010. A notch lower, the duo Twenty One Pilots flies the friendly skies into the airspace at #44 with “My Blood”. Their current hit is likely to become their fourth top 40 entry in the coming weeks, putting them one track ahead of Stone Temple Pilots and their string of three between 1993 and 1994. The last of the three new songs, in at #49, is “Trust My Lonely” from Alessia Cara. It’s the follow-up to “Growing Pains”, a #12 hit from a few months back. Both singles are taken from The Pains Of Growing, due later this year.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 9, 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: over half a dozen big names compete for #1 with their current radio songs on the latest report, but in the end, it’s all about “Me”. No, really. Let’s add ’em up:

“ME” TWO TOO: It was a strong battle this Tuesday at Top 40 stations across the country, but the top two winners on the report prove that it’s all about “Me”. Halsey‘s “Without Me” tops the list this time around, with Drake‘s “Don’t Matter To Me”, featuring the late Michael Jackson, in second place. The former is in with a massive 105 stations, while the latter comes in with a still very respectable 76 stations. Needless to say, you can expect both records to bolt straight into the top 40 by the end of the week. For the former performer, her collaboration with Benny Blanco, “Eastside”, remains active at the format, as it approaches the top ten. At Rhythmic and Urban radio today, the latter single scored 35 and 41 stations on impact, respectively, while earning 16 stations from the Hot AC panel yesterday.

Additionally, new singles from Alessia Cara and Khalid reach the top five on the report, with “Trust My Lonely” starting in third place at 45 stations and “Better” appearing in fourth place with 39 stations, respectively. Next week, Cara’s song impacts at the Hot AC format on Monday, while Khalid’s new one also impacted at the Rhythmic format today, totaling 23 stations on that report. (He also performs on Blanco’s “Eastside”, as mentioned above.) The two singles appear bound for the top 50 in the coming days.

Labelmates Camila Cabello and Mariah Carey and their new songs are ready to take on a soundtrack release from Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper next Tuesday. Which star single will be born at the top? Come back and find out soon.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. HALSEY, “Without Me” (Capitol)
2. DRAKE featuring MICHAEL JACKSON, “Don’t Matter To Me” (YMCMB/Republic)
3. ALESSIA CARA, “Trust My Lonely” (Def Jam)
4. KHALID, “Better” (Right Hand/RCA)
5. SHAWN MENDES & ZEDD, “Lost In Japan (Remix)” (Island/Republic)
6. ARIANA GRANDE, “Breathin” (Republic)
7. KANYE WEST & LIL PUMP, “I Love It” (G.O.O.D./Def Jam-Warner Bros.)
8-T. LAUV featuring JULIA MICHAELS, “There’s No Way” (Kobalt/AWAL/in2une)
8-T. PANIC! AT THE DISCO, “High Hopes” (Fueled By Ramen/RRP)
10-T. SILK CITY & DUA LIPA, “Electricity” (Columbia)
10-T. WHY DON’T WE, “8 Letters” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (October 2, 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 and Zedd go on a worldly adventure together, but their flight is full of passengers like Twenty One Pilots and Why Don’t We. Who safely lands at the top? Let’s add ’em up:

BIG IN “JAPAN”: “Lost In Japan” is not lost on a large number of pop programmers this week, as the new single by Mendes and its new remix by Zedd easily leads this week’s adds report at the Top 40 format. Eclipsing the triple-digit mark at 113 stations, it’s a leader on two lists this week, as the single also led the Hot AC report yesterday with a total of 22 stations. “Lost” had a strong entry at #37 on Sunday’s official update, thanks in part to hourly airplay at iHeartMedia outlets last Thursday upon the remix’s debut. At this point, it looks like the song will have some good upward movement at both formats by the end of this weekend.

The numbers drop off significantly from there, though it’s a solid week for the latest single from Twenty One Pilots, who fly onto the Top 40 report with “My Blood”, which is already well into the top ten on the Alternative survey. The track comes in with a third place finish, landing at 30 stations. Two years ago, the duo scored with a string of three big hits that all reached #1 or #2: “Stressed Out” (#1 for two weeks), “Ride” (#1 for one week) and the Suicide Squad cut “Heathens” (#2 for three weeks).

Get ready for a massive session next week with at least six impacting titles, including new tunes by Alessia Cara, DrakeHalsey and Khalid, among others.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SHAWN MENDES & ZEDD, “Lost In Japan (Remix)” (Island/Republic)
2. ARIANA GRANDE, “Breathin” (Republic)
3. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “My Blood” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
4. SILK CITY & DUA LIPA, “Electricity” (Columbia)
5. KANYE WEST & LIL PUMP, “I Love It” (G.O.O.D./Def Jam-Warner Bros.)
6. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring KELSEA BALLERINI, “This Feeling” (Disruptor/Columbia)
7. LSD (LABRINTH/SIA/DIPLO), “Thunderclouds” (RECORDS/Columbia)
8. WHY DON’T WE, “8 Letters” (Signature Ent./Atlantic)
9. BAZZI featuring CAMILA CABELLO, “Beautiful” (APG/Atlantic)
10. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Sicko Mode” (Epic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (September 30, 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. Blood is oozing from the top spot, but you’ll find that it’s actually a good thing for once. Here’s what’s popping this Sunday:

YOUNG AT CHART: Soaring from 4-1 in its 17th week in the top 40, “Youngblood” by 5 Seconds Of Summer becomes the new #1 song in the land on the Top 40 chart. It’s a major win for the Australian band, who have been charting since 2014 with a string of six prior top 40 singles that haven’t gone any higher than #13. However, that changes with their lucky seventh top 40 entry. Now, as much as that stat is impressive, the British band Coldplay waited until their 12th chart single to both reach the top ten and go to #1 with 2017’s “Something Just Like This”, a collaboration with The Chainsmokers. The four men of 5 Seconds Of Summer will have to hatch a plan to secure their next chart-topper here, as well as a route to #1 on the Hot AC list with “Youngblood”, currently at #8.

MEN-DES AT WORK: The pop island is full of new music this week, and two Island labelmates have this week’s top 40 entries on the Top 40 survey. Moving from 41-36, “Song About You” becomes Mike Posner‘s fifth single to reach the region. It also enters the top 40 on the Hot AC chart this week, rising 45-35. Posner’s upcoming album is due in January. One spot lower, and on the strength of hourly airplay from iHeartMedia outlets this past Thursday, a remix of Shawn Mendes‘s “Lost In Japan” (mixed by Zedd) hops into the countdown at #37. The tune is Mendes’s seventh top 40 release on the Top 40 chart and Zedd’s 13th. The original version of “Lost” can be found on Mendes’s self-titled album, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 list earlier this year.

Five potential future hits break into the top 50 this week, with a large number of newcomers in the mix. Entering at #46, the highest of the five new ones includes an established pop act and an established country artist, the latter of whom is new to this format. “This Feeling” pairs The Chainsmokers with Kelsea Ballerini, the follow-up to the duo’s Emily Warren-assisted hit “Side Effects”. For the two men, it’s likely to become their tenth top 40 song here next month. At #47, “I Love It” pairs Kanye West with Lil Pump, a collaboration that’s now well into the top 20 on the Rhythmic chart and also top 30 on the Urban chart. The two guys performed the hit on Saturday Night Live this weekend in water bottle outfits. Did it quench your thirst? Let me know below. “Be Alright” heads to #48 this week for Dean Lewis, which recently topped the national chart in his native Australia. This debut marks Lewis’s first song to enter the Top 40 chart. “Be” can also be found at #20 on the current Hot AC update. Lastly, we end on another pair of newcomers at #49 and #50, as AJ Mitchell‘s “Girls” and Nina Nesbitt‘s “Loyal To Me” start their Top 40 journey. Look for all five releases on the adds report this coming Tuesday, as they compete against new hits by Twenty One Pilots, Why Don’t We and, as mentioned above, Shawn Mendes and Zedd, as well as The Chainsmokers and Kelsea Ballerini.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of September 28, 2018

Just a Lil taste of this week.

It’s one of the most exciting chart battles of the year! Three prominent rap titles are set to shake up the top three spots on the album chart. Get ready, because these are the notable digital and physical releases hitting the market today:

LIL WAYNE – Tha Carter V (iTunes)
Seven years after Tha Carter IV arrived and following a series of delays in the past few years, this rapper is back with what’s sure to be one of the biggest streaming debuts of the year so far. Though little is known about the tracklisting, perhaps that mystery will prove to be a key in driving listeners to check out the set. How high will it go? We can only guess.

KANYE WEST – Yandhi (iTunes)
After a performance on Saturday Night Live this coming weekend, this effort should see a good boost on the sales and streaming charts. It comes during a very active year for West musically, who released his own studio album, followed by an album as one half of a new duo and then produced two other albums during the summer months.

LOGIC – Young Sinatra 4 (iTunes)
On any other week, this set probably would’ve debuted at #1. In fact, the rapper’s Bobby Tarantino II mixtape did so earlier this year. This album should still have a solid debut, regardless, becoming his fifth top five entry on the Billboard 200 chart.

Notable albums out this week: Against The Current‘s Past Lives (iTunes), alt-J‘s Reduxer (iTunes), Beartooth‘s Disease (iTunes), Benjamin Ingrosso‘s Identification (iTunes), Cher‘s Dancing Queen (iTunes), Cypress Hill‘s Elephants On Acid (iTunes), Dillon Francis‘s WUT WUT (iTunes), Eves Karydas‘s summerskin (iTunes), Hippo Campus‘s Bambi (iTunes), John Mullaney‘s Kid Gorgeous At Radio City (iTunes), Kevin Gates‘s Luca Brasi 3 (iTunes), Kodaline‘s Politics Of Living (iTunes), Kyan Palmer‘s Burn Mona Lisa (iTunes), Marsha Ambrosius‘s Nyla (iTunes), Nile Rodgers & Chic‘s It’s About Time (iTunes), NONONO‘s Undertones (iTunes), Phil Collins‘s Plays Well With Others (iTunes), Rod Stewart‘s Blood Red Roses (iTunes), Sigala‘s Brighter Days (iTunes), The Knocks‘s New York Narcotic (iTunes), Tom Petty‘s An American Treasure (iTunes), Tyler Shaw‘s Intuition (iTunes), Rick And Morty (Soundtrack) (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: AURORA‘s Infections Of A Different Kind – Step 1 (iTunes), Jeremy Zucker‘s summer, (iTunes), Jocelyn Alice‘s Little Devil (iTunes), Lido‘s I O U 1 (iTunes), Zoey Dollaz‘s Who Don’t Like Dollaz 2 (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“8 Letters (R3HAB Remix)”, Why Don’t We (iTunes)
“42 (Grown Up Tipsy)”, Brian McKnight (iTunes)
“123”, Jess Glynne (iTunes)
“Africa (RAC Remix)”, Weezer (iTunes)
“Baby Don’t Talk”, LÉON (iTunes)
“Best Years Of My Lives”, “Got My Name Changed Back” and “Interstate Gospel”, Pistol Annies (iTunes)
“Better Me”, SoMo (iTunes)
“Black And Blue”, Savoir Adore (iTunes)
“Burn The Ships”, for KING & COUNTRY (iTunes)
“Cherish You”, Mikky Ekko (iTunes)
“Daybreak”, Cody Simpson & The Tide (iTunes)
“Dear God”, Confetti (iTunes)
“Dear God (Live Acoustic)”, Hunter Hayes (iTunes)
“Diamond Heart”, Alan Walker & Sophia Somajo (iTunes)
“Different Beds”, Matt Nathanson (iTunes)
“Don’t Leave Me Alone (Acoustic)”, David Guetta featuring Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“Don’t Lie To Me”, Barbra Streisand (iTunes)
“Door Swing”, Lil Reek (iTunes)
“Fake Smile”, New Dialogue (iTunes)
“Faking It”, Sasha Sloan (iTunes)
“Fifth Avenue”, Walk Off The Earth (iTunes)
“High Hopes (White Panda Remix)”, Panic! At The Disco (iTunes)
“Higher”, Social House (iTunes)
“Hollering Love”, Dylan Joel (iTunes)
“Honey”, Robyn (iTunes)
“I Want You To Freak”, Rak-Su (iTunes)
“Lay With Me”, Phantoms featuring Vanessa Hudgens (iTunes)
“Leave But Don’t Go”, Violet Days (iTunes)
“Listen Closely”, DVBBS featuring SAFE (iTunes)
“Lost In Japan (Zedd Remix)”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
“Love Ain’t Enough”, Jacob Banks (iTunes)
“Love For Me”, Empress Of (iTunes)
“Loving U Blind”, Elle Varner (iTunes)
“Making Christmas”, Pentatonix (iTunes)
“Maybe It Was Me”, Sody (iTunes)
“Moves”, Olly Murs featuring Snoop Dogg (iTunes)
“Not Cool”, More Giraffes (iTunes)
“Oh Hello”, Nico Santos (iTunes)
“One By One”, Rationale (iTunes)
“Outrunning Karma”, Alec Benjamin (iTunes)
“Paradise”, Nicky Romero & Deniz Koyu featuring Walk Off The Earth (iTunes)
“Perfect Strangers”, ARTY (iTunes)
“Pressure”, Muse (iTunes)
“Put It To Bed (Frank Walker/Ryan Riback Remixes)”, JHart (iTunes)
“Sad (Clap Your Hands)” and “Scatterbrain”, Young Rising Sons (iTunes)
“Scars”, TobyMac (iTunes)
“September”, Campsite Dream (iTunes)
“Shallow”, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (iTunes)
“Sibling Love”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Slow Slow Disco”, St. Vincent (iTunes)
“Solita”, PRETTYMUCH featuring Rich The Kid (iTunes)
“Strangers Again”, Sophia Scott (iTunes)
“Taki Taki”, DJ Snake featuring Cardi B, Ozuna and Selena Gomez (iTunes)
“Teach You”, Tiffany Young (iTunes)
“The Real Thing”, Kyle Reynolds (iTunes)
“The Weekend”, T.I. featuring Young Thug (iTunes)
“There’s No Way”, Lauv featuring Julia Michaels (iTunes)
“Tied Up”, Major Lazer featuring Mr. Eazi and Raye (iTunes)
“We Won’t Back Down”, Dirtier Blonde featuring Sam Fischer (iTunes)
“We Won’t Move”, Arlissa (iTunes)
“When I Fall In Love”, Michael Bublé (iTunes)
“Where Have You Gone (Anywhere)”, Lucas & Steve (iTunes)
“Vegas”, Cody Fry (iTunes)
“Young Love”, Alex Aiono (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Eric ChurchSteve Perry, Twenty One Pilots 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 June 1, 2018

Just West of the land of charts.

From the Equality State to the state of music today, it’s another interesting Friday for fresh singles and albums. What will you be listening to for the first day of June? These are the notable digital and physical releases headed into the market this Friday:

KANYE WEST – ye (iTunes)
Does anybody really know what these seven tracks will sound like? Probably not. Still, West’s name should carry this set toward the top of the charts, unless his outspoken political stance affects things severely. We hear sales in Wyoming will be through the roof!

Notable albums out this week: Albin Lee Meldau‘s About You (iTunes), Ben Howard‘s Noonday Dream (iTunes), Father John Misty‘s God’s Favorite Customer (iTunes), Ghost‘s Prequelle (iTunes), Luke Combs‘s This One’s For You Too (iTunes), Michael Ray‘s Amos (iTunes), Nicole Millar‘s Excuse Me (iTunes), Owl City‘s Cinematic (iTunes), Roger Daltrey‘s As Long As I Have You (iTunes), Ruen Brothers‘s All My Shades Of Blue (iTunes), Thompson Square‘s Masterpiece (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Josie Dunne‘s To Be The Little Fish (iTunes), Olivia Noelle‘s If Boys Could Cry (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“5 In The Morning”, Charli XCX (iTunes)
“Africa”, Weezer (iTunes)
“Again And Again”, Dave Matthews Band (iTunes)
“All The Feels”, Fly By Midnight (iTunes)
“All Things”, Betty Who (iTunes)
“At My Weakest” / “You Deserve Better”, James Arthur (iTunes)
“Blindsided”, The New Coast (iTunes)
“Boys Like You (Pop Mix)”, Anna Clendening (iTunes)
“Colour”, MNEK featuring Hailee Steinfeld (iTunes)
“Come Over”, The Internet (iTunes)
“Dilemma”, Liv Miraldi (iTunes)
“Drive” / “Duo”, Ben Rector (iTunes)
“Enemies” / “Never Not”, Lauv (iTunes)
“Fast Slow Disco”, St. Vincent (iTunes)
“Focus”, Allie X (iTunes)
“Girls Like You (Remix)”, Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B (iTunes)
“Give Yourself A Try”, The 1975 (iTunes)
“Grateful”, Better Than Ezra (iTunes)
“Happier (Tiësto’s AFTR:HRS Remix)”, Ed Sheeran (iTunes)
“Harlem Anthem”, A$AP Ferg (iTunes)
“Heaven Only Knows”, Bob Moses (iTunes)
“Hometown”, Sheppard (iTunes)
“How You’ve Been”, R3HAB x Quinn Lewis (iTunes)
“Humility”, Gorillaz featuring George Benson (iTunes)
“I Wish I Missed My Ex”, Mahalia (iTunes)
“Lost My Mind”, Lily Allen (iTunes)
“IDWK”, DVBBS x Blackbear (iTunes)
“Love Lasts Forever”, All Saints (iTunes)
“Lying To Myself” / “Waterbed”, Hearts & Colors (iTunes)
“Make It Happen”, John Splithoff (iTunes)
“Paranoid”, Emily Warren (iTunes)
“Remember Me”, VINCINT (iTunes)
“SAD AND BORED”, bülow featuring Duckwrth (iTunes)
“Someone Else”, Chelsea Cutler (iTunes)
“SUMMERTIME”, Ne-Yo (iTunes)
“Tension”, Pretty Sister featuring White Gold (iTunes)
“Youngblood (Acoustic)”, 5 Seconds Of Summer (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from the Dave Matthews Band, Kids See Ghost, Sugarland 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 February 12, 2016

Go West.

Go West.

The Grammy Awards are coming up on Monday night, and though many albums will lift up the charts with soaring sales, we do have a handful of notable debuts in the mix to compete with them. Here are this week’s album and single releases:

  • KANYE WEST — The Life Of Pablo (iTunes)
    • The title’s changed, the listing’s changed, but West… well, his antics haven’t changed at all. Whether it’s Cruise or Escobar or Neruda, Pablo seems to have many people interested, and it’ll likely debut at #1 on the Billboard 200. An album cut, “Real Friends”, has some airplay at the Urban radio format.
  • More albums out this week: Daughtry‘s It’s Not Over…The Hits So Far (iTunes), Joey+Rory‘s Hymns (iTunes), Lee DeWyze‘s Oil & Water (iTunes), Lissie‘s My Wild West (iTunes), The Record Company‘s Give It Back To You (iTunes), The Suffers‘s self-titled set (iTunes), Vince Gill‘s Down To My Last Bad Habit (iTunes), Wynonna & The Big Noise‘s self-titled set (iTunes), Vinyl (Music From The Original HBO Series, Vol. 1) (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Lianne La Havas‘s Blood Solo (iTunes), Round2Crew‘s Your Girlfriend Thinks I’m The Sh*t (iTunes), That Poppy‘s Bubblebath (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Cheap Thrills”, Sia featuring Sean Paul (iTunes)
  • “Closer”, Cape Cub (iTunes)
  • “Fire”, Jack Garratt (iTunes)
  • “I Get To Love You”, Ruelle (iTunes)
  • “Long Live Tonight”, LANco (iTunes)
  • “Make Me Like You”, Gwen Stefani (iTunes)
  • “On And On”, The Score (iTunes)
  • “Stranger In A Room”, Sara Hartman (iTunes)
  • “The New Cupid”, BJ The Chicago Kid featuring Kendrick Lamar (iTunes)
  • “What Side Of Love”, Parachute (iTunes)
  • “Wild Child”, Cardiknox (iTunes)
  • “You Can’t Save Me”, Johnny Stimson (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Alex Newell, Simple Plan, Yo Gotti and more.

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