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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 16, 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: our musical map of the soul leads us to a winning collaboration from BTS and Halsey, while singles from Push Baby and Travis Scott also push towards big starts. Let’s add ’em up:

IT’S A “BOY”: K-popping into the top spot on this week’s adds report, “Boy With Luv” by BTS and Halsey earns a huge first-week total at the Top 40 format, picking up 109 stations on impact. That sum is more than enough to give the group their biggest start to date and should launch this single well up the chart towards their highest-peaking entry at the format ever. Meanwhile, Halsey has history at the top with three #1 songs here, all of them collaborations, and we’ll see if she’s due for a fourth. “Boy” did not impact at any other format this week, but it may earn some Hot AC and Rhythmic airplay as the spring rolls on.

Travis Scott is also looking awake and alert with The Weeknd-assisted “Wake Up”, which falls into third place with 40 stations. A recent top 20 song on the Rhythmic survey, “Wake” should climb just as high on the Top 40 list. Additionally, Push Baby, a quartet who formerly charted as Rixton, is showing promise with a fifth place finish at 26 stations for “Mama’s House”. In 2014, the band’s best-performing song under their previous name, “Me And My Broken Heart”, reached #6 that June.

Next week, look out for impacting singles from Bazzi, Dan + Shay and MAX to continue to shine ahead of the summer season.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. BTS featuring HALSEY, “Boy With Luv” (BigHit/Columbia)
2. LIL NAS X, “Old Town Road” (Columbia)
3. TRAVIS SCOTT featuring THE WEEKND, “Wake Up” (Epic-Republic)
4. JONAS BROTHERS, “Cool” (Republic)
5. PUSH BABY, “Mama’s House” (SRV/Republic)
6. KELLY CLARKSON, “Broken & Beautiful” (Atlantic/EMG)
7. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Someone You Loved” (Capitol)
8-T. BILLIE EILISH, “When The Party’s Over” (Darkroom/Interscope)
8-T. KHALID, “Talk” (RCA)
10. LIZZO, “Juice” (Atlantic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 9, 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 Jonas Brothers give us the news that it’s cool to add their new song, and the pop panel just so happened to listen. It’s chilling and it’s thrilling, so let’s add ’em up:

“COOL” HEATS UP: No surprise to see the Jonas Brothers back at the top of this week’s adds report with “Cool”, their follow-up to the massive Hot AC and Top 40 smash “Sucker”. Their latest track earns a sizable 114 stations in its first week and could become the trio’s second top ten song in a row by the summer. There’s no word on if an album is on the way, but given the reaction to these two singles thus far, it’s sure to be one of the biggest pop sets of the year if it surfaces.

Jennifer Lopez also sees some nice results for the French Montana-assisted “Medicine”, which scores a third place finish with 25 stations on impact. The collaboration was also the Most Added track at the Rhythmic format, earning an additional 24 adds. It’s the singer’s first title to impact on the HITCO label, who charted at the format last year with Big Boi‘s “All Night”, going as high as #27 that July.

Next week, impacting releases by Betty Who (“I Remember”) and Lewis Capaldi (“Someone You Loved”) should see some good action here, but a potentially reactive collaboration from BTS and Halsey (“Boy With Luv”) could steal the show.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. JONAS BROTHERS, “Cool” (Republic)
2. LIL NAS X, “Old Town Road” (Columbia)
3. JENNIFER LOPEZ featuring FRENCH MONTANA, “Medicine” (HITCO)
4. BILLIE EILISH, “When The Party’s Over” (Darkroom/Interscope)
5. LIZZO, “Juice” (Atlantic)
6-T. IN REAL LIFE, “Crazy AF” (Hollywood)
6-T. KHALID, “Talk” (RCA)
6-T. RACHEL CROW, “Up All Night” (S-Curve)
9. LAUV & TROYE SIVAN, “I’m So Tired…” (Capitol-in2une/AWAL)
10. ALLY BROOKE featuring TYGA, “Low Key” (Latium/Atlantic)

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of April 5, 2019

A spirited choice for the top spot.

You’re Free to enjoy all these selections and more this Friday, including several super pop and R&B sets. Check out these releases hitting the market today:

KHALID – Free Spirit (iTunes)
Features: “Better”, currently in the top five at Top 40 radio, and “Talk”, currently in the top ten at Rhythmic radio

Notable albums out this week: Brooks & Dunn‘s Reboot (iTunes), Jai Wolf‘s The Cure To Loneliness (iTunes), Lissie‘s When I’m Alone: The Piano Retrospective (iTunes), Matt Maeson‘s Bank On The Funeral (iTunes), Matt Simons‘s After The Landslide (iTunes), Reba McEntire‘s Stronger Than The Truth (iTunes), Sara Bareilles‘s Amidst The Chaos (iTunes), Tayla Parx‘s We Need To Talk (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Between Friends‘s we just need some time together (iTunes), bülow‘s Crystalline (iTunes), Dennis Lloyd‘s Exident (iTunes), Jasmine Thompson‘s Colour (iTunes), MARINA‘s Love (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“7000x”, Judah & The Lion (iTunes)
“All Around The World”, R3HAB x ATC (A Touch Of Class) (iTunes)
“Anxious”, Austin Mahone (iTunes)
“Bachelorette”, Ashe (iTunes)
“Backup Plan”, Austin Brown (iTunes)
“Be The One”, Cheat Codes & Kaskade (iTunes)
“Can’t Buy Happiness”, Tash Sultana (iTunes)
“Caught In The Fire” and “Paradise”, Bazzi (iTunes)
“Close To Me”, Ellie Goulding x Diplo featuring Red Velvet (iTunes)
“Cold Blooded”, ZAYDE WØLF (iTunes)
“Conscience”, Jacob Lee (iTunes)
“Cool”, Jonas Brothers (iTunes)
“Crashing”, MAALA (iTunes)
“Dear Winter”, AJR (iTunes)
“Deeper”, Valerie Broussard featuring Lindsey Stirling (iTunes)
“Don’t Hate Me”, Corey Harper (iTunes)
“Fall For You”, Steve James (iTunes)
“Flexible”, Jordan McGraw (iTunes)
“Flower”, Johnny Stimson (iTunes)
“Forevermore”, Yuna (iTunes)
“Friends”, Omar Apollo (iTunes)
“Gloria”, The Lumineers (iTunes)
“Handcuffs”, Baker Grace (iTunes)
“Honeybee”, The Head And The Heart (iTunes)
“I Will Not Break”, Kevin Rudolf featuring Lil Wayne (iTunes)
“Insomniac”, DREAMERS (iTunes)
“Keep On Coming”, Gia Woods (iTunes)
“Kill This Love”, BLACKPINK (iTunes)
“Lie Like That” / “Options”, Loren Gray (iTunes)
“Like That”, Hein Cooper (iTunes)
“Live Without You”, Sj + Joakim Molitor featuring SVRCINA (iTunes)
“Love Me Less”, MAX featuring Quinn XCII (iTunes)
“Love Myself”, Olivia O’Brien & Jesse (iTunes)
“Love To Love U”, Wrabel (iTunes)
“Make It Better”, Anderson .Paak featuring Smokey Robinson (iTunes)
“Mama’s House”, Push Baby (iTunes)
“Medicine”, Jennifer Lopez featuring French Montana (iTunes)
“Mistaken”, Martin Garrix and Matisse & Sadko featuring Alex Aris (iTunes)
“Monopoly”, Ariana Grande & Victoria Monet (iTunes)
“More Hearts Than Mine”, Ingrid Andress (iTunes)
“Ocean”, Parachute (iTunes)
“Peace”, Alison Wonderland (iTunes)
“Please Don’t”, Sam Setton (iTunes)
“Please Don’t Fall In Love”, VINCINT (iTunes)
“Right Now”, The Vamps featuring Krept & Konan (iTunes)
“Single Man”, High Valley (iTunes)
“Slow Dances”, Winnetka Bowling League (iTunes)
“Someday Soon” and “Sure Ain’t”, Wilder Woods (iTunes)
“Speaker”, Banx & Ranx featuring Olivia Holt & ZieZie (iTunes)
“Suicide Note”, Spencer Barnett (iTunes)
“Summer Day”, Tom Odell (iTunes)
“Take Our Time”, Jack Gray (iTunes)
“Terrible Ideas”, Cyn (iTunes)
“The Daughters”, Little Big Town (iTunes)
“The Other Side”, Justin Klump (iTunes)
“The Seed”, AURORA (iTunes)
“This Life” / “Unbearably White”, Vampire Weekend (iTunes)
“Whatever It Takes”, Cash And Maverick (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums and EPs from BTS, LSD 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 17, 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. We may not have an Irish act at the top, but that shouldn’t ruin your St. Patrick’s Day fun. Let’s drink to this pop power and check out what’s popping on the radio this Sunday:

PUT A “RINGS” ON IT: For the second consecutive week, Ariana Grande‘s “7 Rings” is the shiny #1 song at the Top 40 format. It does lose some ground from last week, though it’s less than 1% of its spin total. The song is looking to spend a third week atop the chart, and with the next bulleted entry about 4,500 spins away, chances are that it’ll accomplish that.

This week’s top 40 action is led by “Here With Me”, the first collaboration for Marshmello and CVHRCHES, which starts at #38. It’s the sixth top 40 entry for the mysterious DJ and the first for the trio, who first entered the Alternative list during the fall of 2013 with “The Mother We Share”. Khalid‘s “Talk” bounces up from 42-39, marking his eighth song to reach the region at the format. At #40, moving up six spots from a week ago, “I Can’t Get Enough” by Benny Blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez and J Balvin is also a top 40 entry this week. This is the third top 40 hit as an artist for Blanco, the first for Tainy, the 16th solo hit for Gomez and the fifth for Balvin. In addition to these titles, “Woke Up Late” by Drax Project and Hailee Steinfeld re-enters the top 40, rising 41-36.

The first collaboration for Lauv and Troye Sivan leads some more activity in the top 50, with “I’m So Tired…” launching at #45. It ranked in second place on last Tuesday’s adds report and should continue to develop at the format in the coming weeks. Debuting at #47, teenager AJ Mitchell makes some moves with his second chart entry, “All My Friends”. It follows “Girls”, which got as high as #38 in December. Lastly, coming in at #50, Alec Benjamin climbs onto the list with “Let Me Down Slowly”, a song that’s been just below the region for some time now. Thanks to about a dozen or stations and some syndicated airplay, it’s now on the chart.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 5, 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: Brothers, can you spare a hit? The return of the Jonas Brothers has the pop world shook, as plenty of other new records reach the lower rungs of the top ten. Let’s add ’em up:

BROTHERS IN CHARMS: Welcome back, Jonas Brothers! The group’s first single since 2013, “Sucker”, received a massive 153 adds on impact, easily securing the top spot on this week’s adds report at the format. This is trio’s biggest one-week total to date. It should be a quick ride up the chart for the guys, whose release stormed into the top 30 after just two days of airplay. Their highest-charting tune to date on the Top 40 chart, “Burnin’ Up”, spent two weeks at #12 in August 2008. Will their seventh top 40 entry be the one that finally enters the top ten? Stay tuned, suckers!

With his follow-up to “Girls”, which peaked at #38 a few months back, AJ Mitchell lands in fifth place this week with a total of 23 stations for “All My Friends”. Following just behind him with one fewer station, Galantis and OneRepublic are in sixth place, as “Bones” shows some strength with the panel. Look for both songs to reach the top 50 in the next week or two.

Next week, look for the Benny Blanco collaboration “I Can’t Get Enough”, which features Tainy, Selena Gomez and J Balvin, to rule the report. (It just missed the top ten this week.) Also on the schedule: cool new songs from Andy Grammer, James Bay featuring Julia Michaels and Lauv with Troye Sivan.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. JONAS BROTHERS, “Sucker” (Republic)
2. THE CHAINSMOKERS featuring 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Who Do You Love” (Disruptor/Columbia)
3. BEBE REXHA, “Last Hurrah” (Warner Bros.)
4. LIL PEEP & ILOVEMAKONNEN featuring FALL OUT BOY, “I’ve Been Waiting” (Columbia)
5. AJ MITCHELL, “All My Friends” (Epic)
6. GALANTIS featuring ONEREPUBLIC, “Bones” (Big Beat/EMG)
7. BILLIE EILISH, “When The Party’s Over” (Darkroom/Interscope)
8-T. PANIC! AT THE DISCO, “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
8-T. ZEDD & KATY PERRY, “365” (Interscope-Capitol)
10-T. KHALID, “Talk” (RCA)
10-T. P!NK, “Walk Me Home” (RCA)

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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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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 24, 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. No soloists named Oscar debut on the chart this week, but there are plenty of other exciting names in the mix. Let’s see what’s popping on the radio this Sunday:

ON A ‘SIDE NOTE: As mentioned last week, Benny Blanco, Halsey and Khalid reach #1 on the Top 40 list with “Eastside”. At 31 weeks in the top 40, it now holds the new record for the slowest run to the top in the history of the format. The collaboration may be Blanco’s first chart-topper as an artist, but it’s his 19th #1 song as either a songwriter, producer or both. His first to do so, “Hot N Cold”, spent three weeks at #1 in November 2008 for Katy Perry. Blanco’s follow-up single, the Calvin Harris-assisted release “I Found You”, stalled out at #34 a few weeks ago. His new song “I Can’t Get Enough”, a collaboration with Selena Gomez, J Balvin and Tainy, debuts on Thursday.

Bursting into the top 40 this week, Zedd and Katy Perry‘s “365” jumps from 48-33, earning Zedd his 14th top 40 hit at the format and Perry her 25th. It’s the highest of three entries into the region, followed by Ally Brooke and Tyga‘s “Low Key”, rising from 44-38, and Alessia Cara‘s “Out Of Love”, up a single notch to #40. “Low” is Brooke’s first top 40 single as a solo artist, though she has another nine to her credit as a member of the group Fifth Harmony. The collaboration also lands Tyga his sixth appearance in the top 40 to date. Cara’s latest single from her The Pains Of Growing album is her ninth to make the top 40, four of which have hit #1.

For top 50 debuts, Bebe Rexha has a particularly strong entry at #42 with “Last Hurrah”, which should easily become her 14th top 40 single here in the next few days. Meanwhile, Panic! At The Disco checks in at #50 with “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”. Will it chart as well as their prior single, “High Hopes”, which recently held at the top for six weeks? You never know… stay hopeful.

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