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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of February 22, 2019

The “Wait” is over.

There’s snow way you won’t enjoy one or more of this week’s top new releases, including several big R&B and rap titles. These are all the notable albums and singles hitting the market this Friday:

KEHLANI – While We Wait (iTunes)
Features: the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “Nights Like This”, currently in the top 40 on the Rhythmic chart

OFFSET – Father Of 4 (iTunes)
Features: “Red Room”, a recent instant grat/digital release that is not currently on any radio chart

Notable albums out this week: Adia Victoria‘s Silences (iTunes), Badflower‘s OK, I’m Sick (iTunes), Benjamin Ingrosso‘s Identification (Deluxe) (iTunes), Gary Clark Jr.‘s This Land (iTunes), Il Volo‘s Musica (iTunes), Julia Jacklin‘s Crushing (iTunes), Kerli‘s Shadow Works (iTunes), Lil Pump‘s Harverd Dropout (iTunes), Mike Shinoda‘s Post Traumatic (Deluxe) (iTunes), Tyla Yaweh‘s Heart Full Of Rage (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Anna Clendening‘s Waves (iTunes), Christopher‘s Under The Surface (iTunes), Cody Simpson‘s B-Sides: We Had (iTunes), Cotis‘s Wait! (iTunes), Grandson‘s A Modern Tragedy, Vol. 2 (iTunes), Lauren Duski‘s Midwestern Girl (iTunes), Monét X Change‘s Unapologetically (iTunes), Raja Kumari‘s Bloodline (iTunes), Rak-Su‘s Rome (iTunes), Travis Thompson‘s Runaways (iTunes), Uffie‘s Tokyo Love Hotel (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“17”, Spencer (iTunes)
“27 (Sad Signs)” and “Sad Junipero”, Lostboycrow (iTunes)
“A Million Times”, T-Pain featuring O.T. Genasis (iTunes)
“All In My Head”, Sonny Alven featuring LOVA (iTunes)
“Animal”, Max Styler featuring Elanese (iTunes)
“Are You Lonely”, Steve Aoki & Alan Walker featuring ISÁK (iTunes)
“Better Off”, Ookay (iTunes)
“Bloqueo”, Lele Pons & Fuego (iTunes)
“Call My Name”, Belle Lucia (iTunes)
“Chances”, Dido (iTunes)
“Claudia”, FINNEAS (iTunes)
“Close To You”, Alice Ivy featuring Flint Eastwood (iTunes)
“Confident”, Carlos Vara (iTunes)
“Die Happy”, DREAMERS (iTunes)
“Do You Remember”, Ellie Goulding (iTunes)
“Down Side Of Up”, Jack Gray (iTunes)
“Fast Times”, Albert Hammond, Jr. (iTunes)
“Feel Something”, Adam Lambert (iTunes)
“Fighter”, Jung Youth x Sam Tinnesz (iTunes)
“Fireworks”, XYLØ (iTunes)
“First Time”, Timeflies (iTunes)
“Gangsta Fever”, YoungBoy Never Broke Again (iTunes)
“Good Reasons”, Jon Lemmon (iTunes)
“Hang On A Little Longer”, UNSECRET featuring Ruelle (iTunes)
“History”, Fetty Wap (iTunes)
“Hold On To Happiness”, Rhys Lewis (iTunes)
“I Guess I Just Feel Like”, John Mayer (iTunes)
“If 8 Were 9”, David Gray (iTunes)
“Just A Little Bit”, Norah Jones (iTunes)
“Keep On Breaking My Heart”, Seramic (iTunes)
“Lady Like”, Ingrid Andress (iTunes)
“Lead Me Back”, San Holo (iTunes)
“Let’s Shut Up And Dance”, Jason Derulo, Lay and NCT 127 (iTunes)
“Living In L.A.”, Weezer (iTunes)
“Lookin’ For”, Digital Farm Animals featuring Danny Ocean (iTunes)
“Love Is Madness”, Thirty Seconds To Mars featuring Emma (iTunes)
“Melodies”, Hot Shade featuring Nomi Bontegard (iTunes)
“Mute”, Josie Dunne (iTunes)
“No Call, No Reply”, Nightly (iTunes)
“No Sleep”, Martin Garrix featuring Bonn (iTunes)
“None Of This Has Been About You”, Spencer Sutherland (iTunes)
“Not Giving In”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“Old Bone (Jim-E Stack Remix)”, Wet (iTunes)
“Old Fashioned”, Bruno Major (iTunes)
“One Less Day (Dying Young)”, Rob Thomas (iTunes)
“Peer Pressure”, James Bay featuring Julia Michaels (iTunes)
“Pictures”, Judah & The Lion featuring Kacey Musgraves (iTunes)
“Power”, James Morrison (iTunes)
“Run”, Harrison Storm (iTunes)
“Sick Too”, Thoreau & Darci (iTunes)
“Starlight”, ALMA (iTunes)
“Stray”, Grace VanderWaal (iTunes)
“Suitcase”, James TW (iTunes)
“Sweat (When I Think About You)”, Stanaj (iTunes)
“Sweet Little Lies”, bülow (iTunes)
“Take Off”, Stefflon Don x Kojo Funds (iTunes)
“The Dirt (1981)”, Mötley Crüe featuring Machine Gun Kelly (iTunes)
“Theme Song (I’m Far Away)”, (iTunes)
“The Bones”, Maren Morris (iTunes)
“Thotiana (Remix)”, Blueface featuring Cardi B & YG (iTunes)
“Tia Tamera”, Doja Cat featuring Rico Nasty (iTunes)
“Unofficial Love (RAMPANT Remix)”, Kyan Palmer x nicopop. featuring Yung Lamby (iTunes)
“Walk Me Home”, P!nk (iTunes)
“Walkin’ Home”, Luke Christopher (iTunes)
“Whiskey In The Jar”, Bryan Adams (iTunes)
“Wide Awake”, Petit Biscuit (iTunes)
“Wiser”, Jesse Saint John (iTunes)
“Yellow”, Oliver Nelson & Tobtok featuring Liv Dawson (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from Hozier, Tom Walker, Weezer and many 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 January 11, 2019

“Stranger” things have happened.

The mix of collaborations are hot this Friday, as January’s release schedule slowly starts to heat up. Here are all the notable albums and singles hitting the market today:

Notable albums out this week: Asiahn‘s Love Train 2 (iTunes), Gnash‘s We (iTunes), Randy Houser‘s Magnolia (iTunes), Taking Back Sunday‘s Twenty (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Ben Rector‘s MPLS Magic (iTunes), Hunter Roberson‘s It’s Okay, I’m Fine (iTunes)

Notable remix packages out this week: TBA

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“1999 (Stripped)”, Charli XCX featuring Troye Sivan (iTunes)
“All Night”, Example (iTunes)
“American Spirit”, Washington (iTunes)
“Anti-Everything”, Lost Kings featuring Loren (iTunes)
“Backbone”, Mathes featuring Caroline Kole (iTunes)
“Believer (Remix)”, Imagine Dragons featuring Lil Wayne (iTunes)
“Blur (Felix Cartal Remix)”, (iTunes)
“Break The Rules”, UNSECRET featuring Anna Mae (iTunes)
“Candlelight (Remix)”, Zhavia featuring Jeremih (iTunes)
“Complicated”, Raiche (iTunes)
“Dancing With A Stranger”, Sam Smith & Normani (iTunes)
“Dead End”, Anna Clendening (iTunes)
“Drive”, Charlotte Cardin (iTunes)
“Find Somebody Else”, Secondhand Serenade (iTunes)
“Getting Closer (Acoustic)”, Justin Jesso (iTunes)
“Giant”, Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man (iTunes)
“Hello My Love”, Westlife (iTunes)
“High Hopes (Don Diablo Remix)”, Panic! At The Disco (iTunes)
“Holding Out For You”, Fedez featuring Zara Larsson (iTunes)
“Hope Is A Dangerous Thing For A Woman Like Me To Have – But I Have It”, Lana Del Rey (iTunes)
“Hospitalized”, Broods (iTunes)
“I Remember”, Betty Who (iTunes)
“I Want It All”, Coin (iTunes)
“I’m Alright”, Brasstracks featuring R.LUM.R (iTunes)
“I’m Not In Love”, Kelsey Lu (iTunes)
“If You Wanna Be Loved”, Picture This (iTunes)
“Jumpin On A Jet”, Future (iTunes)
“Just You And I (2019)”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“Kinder Eyes”, Ryan Riback featuring Ryann (iTunes)
“Learn To Let Go”, Welshly Arms (iTunes)
“Let Me Down Slowly”, Alec Benjamin + Alessia Cara (iTunes)
“Longshot”, Catfish And The Bottleman (iTunes)
“Lost In The Fire”, Gesaffelstein & The Weeknd (iTunes)
“More Than That”, Lauren Jauregui (iTunes)
“New Man”, BloodPop (iTunes)
“Nights Like This”, Kehlani featuring Ty Dolla $ign (iTunes)
“Numb”, Jaira Burns (iTunes)
“Orange Juice” and “Stargazing With Patrick Bateman”, Lostboycrow (iTunes)
“Over My Head”, Judah & The Lion (iTunes)
“Party Pill”, Cub Sport (iTunes)
“People”, Short Pier (iTunes)
“Playinwithme (Remix)”, KYLE featuring Jay Park (iTunes)
“Queen Of Hearts”, Cary Brothers (iTunes)
“Saturday Nights (Remix)”, Khalid featuring Kane Brown (iTunes)
“Scared Of Love”, Rudimental featuring RAY BLK & Stefflon Don (iTunes)
“Speechless (Acoustic)” and “Tequila (Acoustic)”, Dan + Shay (iTunes)
“Spendin'”, ILoveMakonnen featuring Gucci Mane (iTunes)
“Stay Around”, American Authors (iTunes)
“Tension”, Jack & Jack (iTunes)
“This Land”, Gary Clark Jr. (iTunes)
“Thoughtless”, Monica Martin (iTunes)
“Timebomb”, Walk The Moon (iTunes)
“Want You Back”, Grey featuring LÉON (iTunes)
“When I Was Older”, Billie Eilish (iTunes)
“Without Me”, Halsey featuring Juice WRLD (iTunes)
“Woman (Live)”, Wrabel (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from Alice Merton, Cody Johnson, Maggie Rogers and many 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 (May 1, 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 Payne is real and the Bryce is right, with several impacting songs on their way up the charts (and the weekly report.) Who earns first place? Let’s add ’em up:

THIS LOOKS FAMILIAR: Taking the top position on this Tuesday’s report are two familiar faces: Liam Payne and J Balvin, speaking the hit language with their bilingual song, “Familiar”. It sports 44 stations during its impact week, and should total a nice weekly sum in the coming weeks. Last Sunday, the tune slipped into the top 50 at #50, and it’s sure to be up again this weekend. If Payne doesn’t release his first solo album this year, there will be a lot of unhappy fans, including myself! Nevertheless, this single’s likely to appear on it, whenever that is. Will Payne grab his second solo #1 at the format? We’ll have to wait and see. If you stanned for One Direction, you’re also probably enjoying the third place finish for ZAYN‘s “Let Me” this week, as it continues to build on the weekly updates. It’s new at 25 stations during the current session.

Two other impacting singles cut through the jungle of jams to land in the top ten: Bryce Vine‘s “Drew Barrymore”, which takes in 24 stations, landing a fourth place finish, and Tom Walker‘s “Leave A Light On”, which burns with 18 stations, locked in a tie for seventh place. Both artists are newcomers to the format, though Walker first made the Hot AC chart in 2017 with the mid-charting “Just You And I”. Look for both songs to approach the top 50 soon. By the way, Walker’s new single is not a hot Belinda Carlisle cover, though her “Leave A Light On” hit #11 at the format in November 1989.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. LIAM PAYNE & J BALVIN, “Familiar” (Republic)
2. DRAKE, “Nice For What” (YMCMB/Republic)
3. ZAYN, “Let Me” (RCA)
4. BRYCE VINE, “Drew Barrymore” (Republic)
5. ARIANA GRANDE, “No Tears Left To Cry” (Republic)
6. CHARLIE PUTH featuring KEHLANI, “Done For Me” (APG/Atlantic)
7-T. KHALID & NORMANI, “Love Lies” (Right Hand/Keep Cool/RCA)
7-T. TOM WALKER, “Leave A Light On” (Relentless/Epic)
9. CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA, “One Kiss” (Columbia)
10-T. POST MALONE featuring TY DOLLA $IGN, “Psycho” (Republic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 24, 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: Ariana Grande stocks up on Top 40 tissues for her new track “No Tears Left To Cry”, as adds for the single flood this Tuesday’s report. Stay dry, because we’re about to add ’em up:

WHO’S CRYING NOW?: Leading her forthcoming studio album, due sometime later this year, “No Tears Left To Cry” from pop singer Ariana Grande is well ahead at the top spot on this week’s Top 40 report, landing 156 stations on impact. Grande’s largest adds week to date at the format was for “Focus”, which took in 158 stations during its first week on a run toward #13 for two weeks in November and December 2015. (Hey, we can only hope for a better result with this song.) “Tears” debuted way up at #30 on the weekend’s published update, thanks in part to hourly airplay from iHeartMedia stations throughout the day on Friday. The release also tops this week’s station leaderboards at the Hot AC and Rhythmic formats.

Will Nicky Jam and J Balvin‘s “X” be the next successful Latin crossover? With a new version in English, the collaboration takes 21 stations from the panel this week, tying for a third place finish. The two soloists have previously charted at the format in the last couple of years, but not on the same top 40 song. Tying for ninth place, with ten stations, is another terrific twosome that regularly records as a duo: Loote, new with “Your Side Of The Bed”. The New York act has yet to make the top 40 here, though they have as co-writers and producers of “No Promises” by Cheat Codes featuring Demi Lovato, which got to #6 last September.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ARIANA GRANDE, “No Tears Left To Cry” (Republic)
2. ZAYN, “Let Me” (RCA)
3-T. DRAKE, “Nice For What” (YMCMB/Republic)
3-T. NICKY JAM & J BALVIN, “X” (Sony Latin/RCA)
5-T. CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA, “One Kiss” (Columbia)
5-T. CHARLIE PUTH featuring KEHLANI, “Done For Me” (APG/Atlantic)
7. RUDIMENTAL featuring JESS GLYNNE, MACKLEMORE & DAN CAPLEN, “These Days” (Big Beat/RRP)
8. LOGIC & MARSHMELLO, “Everyday” (Def Jam)
9-T. LOOTE, “Your Side Of The Bed” (Island/Republic)
9-T. NE-YO, BEBE REXHA & STEFFLON DON, “Push Back” (Motown/Capitol)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 17, 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: ZAYN proclaims that it’s all about “Me”, but does his latest track take the Most Added title, or will one of last week’s delicious duets eat up the adds toward a #1 finish? Let’s add ’em up:

“ME” TWO: The top tier of this week’s Top 40 adds update definitely has a “Me” thing going on, even without the myself or I. For most of the day, “Done For Me” by Charlie Puth featuring Kehlani, last week’s runner-up single, and the impacting “Let Me” by ZAYN saw a decent amount of action from the panel, the former receiving 56 stations in the week after its official impact, with the latter collecting 48 stations. Look for ZAYN’s new release on his forthcoming studio album, due later this year. Meanwhile, Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa slip to third place with the Most Added song from a week ago, “One Kiss”, new at 28 more stations.

The only other significant impacting song of note is “Push Back”, a collaboration by Ne-Yo, Bebe Rexha and Stefflon Don. In a fourth place finish, it pulls in 18 adds during its first week. Ne-Yo’s upcoming album, Good Man, is due this summer. Rexha’s song “Meant To Be”, featuring Florida Georgia Line, recently peaked at #2 on the pop chart, though it’s still up in spins for the week. Stefflon Don has yet to enter the top 50 here, though she has seen some moderate chart results on the Rhythmic and Urban lists.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (TWELVE)
1. CHARLIE PUTH featuring KEHLANI, “Done For Me” (APG/Atlantic)
2. ZAYN, “Let Me” (RCA)
3. CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA, “One Kiss” (Columbia)
4. NE-YO, BEBE REXHA & STEFFLON DON, “Push Back” (Motown/Capitol)
5. DRAKE, “Nice For What” (YMCMB/Republic)
6. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Delicate” (Big Machine/Republic)
7-T. AJR featuring RIVERS CUOMO, “Sober Up” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
7-T. LOGIC & MARSHMELLO, “Everyday” (Def Jam)
9-T. BIG BOI, “All Night” (HitCo)
9-T. BÜLOW, “Not A Love Song” (Wax/Republic)
9-T. FOSTER THE PEOPLE, “Sit Next To Me” (Columbia)
9-T. MADISON BEER, “Home With You” (First Access)

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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.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 10, 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: Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa pucker up for a pop event, delivering their smooches (and stations) to the top of the report, while Charlie Puth and Kehlani fall just behind. Let’s add ’em up:

“ONE” ON ONE: After landing just shy of the top 30 on last Sunday’s published update, “One Kiss” plants a smooch at the top of the current adds report at the CHR/Top 40 format. Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa‘s collaboration starts with 87 stations, which is a notable sum on this very slow week. (Just three songs make it over a dozen adds this week. Yikes!) The hot song is expected to be on Harris’s next studio album, due sometime later this year. It reached the top ten on iTunes when it debuted on Friday.

After landing in sixth place last week, “Done For Me” from Charlie Puth featuring Kehlani moves up to the runner-up slot, with a total of 45 stations on impact. Puth’s collaboration with G-Eazy, “Sober”, still ranks in the top ten, with another nine stations (in eighth place) this Tuesday, while Kehlani’s collaboration with Eminem, “Nowhere Fast”, just missed the top ten.

Let’s hope the format comes back to life on Tax Day…

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA, “One Kiss” (Columbia)
2. CHARLIE PUTH featuring KEHLANI, “Done For Me” (APG/Atlantic)
3. THE CHAINSMOKERS, “Everybody Hates Me” (Disruptor/Columbia)
4-T. ECHOSMITH, “Over My Head” (Warner Bros.)
4-T. HALSEY featuring BIG SEAN and STEFFLON DON, “Alone” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
4-T. KHALID & NORMANI, “Love Lies” (Right Hand/Keep Cool/RCA)
4-T. MADISON BEER, “Home With You” (First Access)
8. G-EAZY featuring CHARLIE PUTH, “Sober” (RCA)
9-T. LOGIC & MARSHMELLO, “Everyday” (Def Jam)
9-T. NOAH KAHAN & JULIA MICHAELS, “Hurt Somebody” (Republic)
9-T. RUDIMENTAL featuring JESS GLYNNE, MACKLEMORE & DAN CAPLEN, “These Days” (Big Beat/RRP)

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