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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 1, 2019

Rap or go to the top.

Happy birthday to PGTC owner Adam! Who’s coming out with new music for his big day? Well, quite a few performers! These are all the notable albums and singles hitting the market this Friday:

2 CHAINZ – Rap Or Go To The League (iTunes)
Features: collaborations with Ariana Grande, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Travis Scott and more

Notable albums out this week: Bryan Adams‘s Shine A Light (iTunes), Citizen Cope‘s Heroin And Helicopters (iTunes), DaBaby‘s Baby On Baby (iTunes), Doja Cat‘s Amala (Deluxe) (iTunes), Hozier‘s Wasteland, Baby! (iTunes), LÉON‘s LÉON (iTunes), Lil Skies‘s Shelby (iTunes), Mansionair‘s Shadowboxer (iTunes), Queensrÿche‘s The Verdict (iTunes), Solange‘s When I Get Home (iTunes), T-Pain‘s 1UP (iTunes), Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers‘s The Best Of Everything – The Definitive Career Spanning Hits Collection, 1976-2016 (iTunes), Tom Walker‘s What A Time To Be Alive (iTunes), Weezer‘s Weezer (Black Album) (iTunes)

Notable remix packages out this week:
“Good Time (Remixes)”, Ocean Park Standoff (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Freya Ridings‘s You Mean The World To Me (iTunes), XYLØ‘s Pretty Sad (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“4 Phones”, Rich The Kid (iTunes)
“A Big World”, Joel Adams (iTunes)
“All My Friends”, AJ Mitchell (iTunes)
“Apology” and “Mad Eye”, Chris Ayer (iTunes)
“Baby Please Don’t Stop”, Emma Bunton (iTunes)
“Backwards”, Alexander Stewart (iTunes)
“Bad Vibes”, K.Flay (iTunes)
“Blast Off”, Gesaffelstein featuring Pharrell Williams (iTunes)
“Dead Ringer”, Des Rocs (iTunes)
“Edge Of A Riot”, Secondhand Serenade (iTunes)
“Feel Nothing”, ASTN (iTunes)
“Find Someone”, A R I Z O N A (iTunes)
“Flux”, Ellie Goulding (iTunes)
“Friends”, Ayo & Teo featuring B Smyth (iTunes)
“Giant (Audien Remix)”, Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man (iTunes)
“Girls Need Love”, Summer Walker x Drake (iTunes)
“Got It In You (Acoustic)”, BANNERS (iTunes)
“Grow As We Go”, Ben Platt (iTunes)
“Grip (Alternate)”, Seeb x Bastille (iTunes)
“Had It All”, Parachute (iTunes)
“Half Gone”, Stephen Puth (iTunes)
“Hear Me Calling”, Juice WRLD (iTunes)
“Heartshaker”, Tom Speight (iTunes)
“HIGH1X”, blackbear (iTunes)
“HP”, Maluma (iTunes)
“I Can’t Get Enough”, Benny Blanco, J Balvin, Selena Gomez & Tainy (iTunes)
“I’m So Tired… (MNEK Remix)”, Lauv & Troye Sivan (iTunes)
“In The Garden”, BRUNS (iTunes)
“It’s Not U It’s Me”, Bea Miller featuring 6LACK (iTunes)
“Johnny Run Away”, Tones And I (iTunes)
“La La Land”, Bryce Vine featuring YG (iTunes)
“Little Things”, Maddie Poppe (iTunes)
“Look What God Gave Her”, Thomas Rhett (iTunes)
“Mess”, Noah Kahan (iTunes)
“Never Going Back”, Hoodie Allen (iTunes)
“New Girlfriend”, Gia Woods (iTunes)
“No Drug Like Me” and “Now That I Found You”, Carly Rae Jepsen (iTunes)
“Nobody”, Martin Jensen & James Arthur (iTunes)
“Not Your Princess”, Theia (iTunes)
“Not Yours Never Was”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Only Want You”, Rita Ora featuring 6LACK (iTunes)
“Prom Night”, Catie Turner (iTunes)
“Remind You”, FRENSHIP (iTunes)
“Sad Songs”, Kwassa (iTunes)
“Shadows”, Alphabeat (iTunes)
“Sight Of You”, Sigrid (iTunes)
“Somebody Like Me”, State Of Sound featuring ORKID (iTunes)
“Start From Here”, Justin Klump (iTunes)
“STFU”, Julie Bergan (iTunes)
“Still On My Mind”, Dido (iTunes)
“Sucker”, Jonas Brothers (iTunes)
“Superstar”, MARINA (iTunes)
“Take Care”, Jasmine Thompson (iTunes)
“Tell Your Friends”, The Him featuring Loote (iTunes)
“The Pressure”, The Cranberries (iTunes)
“Too Cool”, Emily Burns (iTunes)
“Young”, Oli Fox (iTunes)

Next week, look out for new albums from Dido, Maren Morris, Sigrid 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 October 6, 2017

Music is our religion.

Say a few pop prayers for our contenders this week, as they all compete for the top debut on next week’s Billboard 200. Here are the albums and singles you need to know:

NF – Perception (iTunes)
The Contemporary Christian hip-hop artist is poised to score his highest-charting album to date with his latest effort, as he looks to score his first crossover hit with “Let You Down”, impacting at CHR/Top 40 radio on Halloween. The album includes the song “10 Feet Down”, featuring PGTC favorite Ruelle, the only collaboration in the mix. Just how high will it go? Stay tuned.

AUGUST BURNS RED – Phantom Anthem (iTunes)
From Pennsylvania, this heavy metal quintet has gone as high as #9 on the Billboard 200 with their last two studio albums, both of them topping the Independent Albums chart. Like NF, they also have a Christian fanbase driving their sales numbers. It could rise above that #9 high mark, assuming streaming numbers are solid for it.

MARILYN MANSON – Heaven Upside Down (iTunes)
Manson and his group have been hitting the Billboard 200 for over 20 years now, and their tenth studio effort is likely to reach a top ten peak next week. Of course, they have two #1 albums to date, their last coming in 2003. Lead single “KILL4ME” is headed toward the top 20 on the Active Rock chart.

More albums out this week: Cody Fry‘s Flying (iTunes), Jeremy Camp‘s The Answer (iTunes), JP Cooper‘s Raised Under Grey Skies (iTunes), Kane Brown‘s Kane Brown (deluxe edition) (iTunes), Liam Gallagher‘s As You Were (iTunes), Lil Pump‘s Lil Pump (iTunes), New Politics‘s Lost In Translation (iTunes), Rationale‘s Rationale (iTunes), Zak Abel‘s Only When We’re Naked (iTunes)

More holiday albums out this week: Blake Shelton‘s Cheers, It’s Christmas. (reissue) (iTunes), Elvis Presley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra‘s Christmas (iTunes), Fantasia‘s Christmas After Midnight (iTunes), Frank Sinatra‘s Ultimate Christmas (iTunes), Gwen Stefani‘s You Make It Feel Like Christmas (iTunes)

More EPs out this week: Bea Miller‘s chapter three: yellow (iTunes), filous‘s For Love (iTunes), Gabrielle Aplin‘s Avalon (iTunes), Jacob Sartorius‘s Left Me Hangin’ (iTunes), LÉON‘s Surround Me (iTunes), XXXTENTACION/Ski Mask The Slump God‘s Members Only, Vol. 1 (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“All The Love”, SAARA featuring Jillionaire (iTunes)
“Bad Habit”, Kid Ink (iTunes)
“Be My Lover”, Sam Feldt x Alex Schulz (iTunes)
“Black And White”, Rudy Mancuso x Poo Bear (iTunes)
“Can’t Lie”, MiC LOWRY (iTunes)
“Control (Secretly Sorry)”, JR JR (iTunes)
“Dear Hate”, Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill (iTunes)
“Easy Love”, Lauv (iTunes)
“Escape My Mind”, Grace VanderWaal (iTunes)
“Eyes Shut”, Isac Elliot (iTunes)
“Fade”, Lewis Capaldi (iTunes)
“Fantasies”, Biyo (iTunes)
“Fly With You”, The Last Bandoleros (iTunes)
“For The Gram”, Craig David (iTunes)
“For You”, James TW (iTunes)
“Go To Work (Acoustic)”, Nadine (iTunes)
“Good Ol’ Boys”, Gazzo & American Authors (iTunes)
“Hair Down (Xenomania Remix)”, Mollie King (iTunes)
“Help Me Out”, Maroon 5 and Julia Michaels (iTunes)
“Hey”, Matthew Young (iTunes)
“How Long”, Charlie Puth (iTunes)
“Ill Nana”, DRAM featuring Trippie Redd (iTunes)
“James Has Changed”, Phoebe Ryan (iTunes)
“Like A Riddle”, Felix Jaehn featuring Hearts & Colors & Adam Trigger (iTunes)
“Love So Soft (Cash Cash & Ryan Riback Remixes)”, Kelly Clarkson (iTunes)
“Más De Lo Que Sabes (More Than You Know)”, Axwell /\ Ingrosso featuring Sebastian Yatra and Cali Y El Dandee (iTunes)
“Mess”, Jordan Fisher (iTunes)
“Milk”, The 1975 (iTunes)
“Mystik”, Tash Sultana (iTunes)
“Nobody Compares To You”, Gryffin featuring Katie Pearlman (iTunes)
“Not My Ex”, Jessie J (iTunes)
“Only You”, Zara Larsson featuring Nena (iTunes)
“Perfect For You”, Rachel Platten (iTunes)
“Raincheck (Jack Fickle Friends Remix)”, Hannah Jane Lewis (iTunes)
“Right To It”, Louis The Child featuring Ashe (iTunes)
“Thin”, Aquilo (iTunes)
“Til I Get Found”, Marc E. Bassy (iTunes)
“Vesuvius”, Guy Sebastian (iTunes)
“Weekend Woman”, Weezer (iTunes)
“Whatever You Want”, P!nk (iTunes)
“Who Am I”, Tayler Buono (iTunes)
“Wild Animal”, Whissell (iTunes)
“Wonder Years”, Fedde Le Grand featuring Adam McInnis (iTunes)
“You Should Be Loved”, Hunter Hayes featuring The Shadowboxers (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from Beck, P!nk and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 21, 2016

11 at the 1.

Willing and Wrabel.

DEBUTS
40. Bon Jovi – This House Is Not For Sale
39. Michael Bublé – Nobody But Me | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Saint Motel – Move (38)
28. OneRepublic – Kids (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
22. Colbie Caillat – Goldmine (27)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Britney Spears featuring G-Eazy – Make Me… (11) | PEAK: #10
09. LÉON – Tired Of Talking (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Troye Sivan featuring Alessia Cara – Wild (12) | PEAK: #08
07. Ingrid Michaelson – Hell No (05) | PEAK: #04
06. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (07) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
05. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Bastille – Good Grief (02) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (01) | PEAK: #01 for one week
01. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. James TW – When You Love Someone (1)
2. COIN – Talk Too Much (2)
3. Kenny Chesney featuring P!nk – Setting The World On Fire (4)
4. Tegan And Sara – Stop Desire (6)
5. Judah & The Lion – Take It All Back (5)
6. Hailey Knox – Geeks (3)
7. Cody Fry – Go (9)
8. AURORA – I Went Too Far (8)
9. Tom Chaplin – Hardened Heart (-)
10. The Score – Unstoppable (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – Water Under The Bridge
Barns Courtney – Glitter & Gold (new)
Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own (new)
Ellie Goulding – Still Falling For You (new)
Idina Menzel – Queen Of Swords (new)
JoJo – No Apologies
Jordan Fisher – Lookin’ Like That (new)
Joshua Radin – High & Low
KT Tunstall – Maybe It’s A Good Thing
Marc Scibilia – Believer
New District – Ain’t Got Money
Nick Fradiani – All On You
Norah Jones – Carry On
Olly Murs – You Don’t Know Love
The Strumbellas – We Don’t Know
Tyler Glenn – Shameless

Chart Notes:

  • Climbing from 3-1 this week, Wrabel has the new #1 song on my countdown with “11 Blocks”. It’s his first time at the top. A steady set of gains also puts him in the top 20 on Hot AC radio, recently securing additional airplay thanks to iHeartMedia’s On The Verge program. Chart fact, anyone? This is the first time a song title containing a number matches the same amount of weeks it took said song to reach #1 on my survey. Weird? Cool? Perhaps a little of both. Way to go!
  • This week’s Highest Debut marks the return of Canada’s Michael Bublé. He enters at #39 with “Nobody But Me”, the title track from his forthcoming set. Bublé has been to #1 four times on my chart: 2007’s “Everything” started it off, followed by 2009’s “Haven’t Met You Yet”, 2010’s “Hollywood” and 2013’s “It’s A Beautiful Day”. Combined, those chart hits totaled 15 weeks at the top. Is he due for more later this year? We’ll see.
  • The week’s second debut marks another return to the chart, this one for legendary rockers Bon Jovi. At #40, they come in with “This House Is Not For Sale”, the title song from their forthcoming album. The New Jersey band was last in the top 40 three years ago with “Because We Can”, which peaked at #14.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 14, 2016

"Somebody's" been here before.

“Somebody’s” been here before.

DEBUTS
39. The Griswolds – Out Of My Head
38. Saint Motel – Move
36. OneRepublic – Kids | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Andy Grammer – Fresh Eyes (35)
27. Colbie Caillat – Goldmine (32)
17. Serena Ryder – Got Your Number (22)
13. Katy Perry – Rise (19) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. LÉON – Tired Of Talking (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (06) | PEAK: #01 for one week
08. Coldplay – Up&Up (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (05) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
06. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Ingrid Michaelson – Hell No (04) | PEAK: #04
04. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (07) | PEAK: #04
03. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Bastille – Good Grief (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
01. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. James TW – When You Love Someone (1)
2. COIN – Talk Too Much (4)
3. Hailey Knox – Geeks (3)
4. Kenny Chesney featuring P!nk – Setting The World On Fire (8)
5. Judah & The Lion – Take It All Back (5)
6. Tegan And Sara – Stop Desire (10)
7. Adam Friedman featuring Mike Posner – Lemonade (2)
8. AURORA – I Went Too Far (6)
9. Cody Fry – Go (-)
10. Bon Jovi – This House Is Not For Sale (-)

In The Mix:
Adele – Water Under The Bridge (new)
JoJo – No Apologies (new)
Joshua Radin – High & Low (new)
KT Tunstall – Maybe It’s A Good Thing
Marc Scibilia – Believer
New District – Ain’t Got Money (new)
Nick Fradiani – All On You (new)
Norah Jones – Carry On
Olly Murs – You Don’t Know Love
Stanaj – Romantic
The Score – Unstoppable
The Strumbellas – We Don’t Know
Tom Chaplin – Hardened Heart (new)
Tyler Glenn – Shameless (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Scoring his fifth #1 on my personal chart, Passenger is up 2-1 with “Somebody’s Love”. It’s the first single from the album Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea, due September 23. While not a record, the performer is nearing that magic seven, which two acts (Adele and Coldplay) are currently sitting at. Given the set’s release date in a few weeks, we’ll see what the era is capable of soon.
  • This week’s Highest Debut, at #36, is a new one from OneRepublic. “Kids” follows “Wherever I Go”, which quickly hit the top ten a few weeks ago. (It recently crashed at several radio formats due to poor testing.) The group’s fourth studio album is due sometime later this year, and a music video for their new single should make its debut soon.
  • Sounding like a TK Records release circa 1976, “Move” from Saint Motel debuts at #38 this week. It’s the band’s third top 40 hit on my chart, and it’ll be featured on their forthcoming saintmotelevision album, due October 21. Of course, the guys are best known for “My Type”, which spent four weeks at #1 last year.
  • Finally, at #39, is the third top 40 hit for The Griswolds, a four-man band out of Sydney, Australia. Their newest entry is “Out Of My Head”. They previously reached my top ten in 2014 with “Beware The Dog”, which held at #9 for four weeks.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 7, 2016

All "Good" at #1.

“Good” for three.

DEBUTS
40. High Dive Heart – Misfit
39. MAGIC! – Red Dress
38. O.A.R. – I Go Through | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Colbie Caillat – Goldmine (37)
19. Katy Perry – Rise (24)
13. Britney Spears featuring G-Eazy – Make Me… (19) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. LÉON – Tired Of Talking (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Coldplay – Up&Up (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (04) | PEAK: #01 for one week
05. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (03) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
04. Ingrid Michaelson – Hell No (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (05) | PEAK: #03
02. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Bastille – Good Grief (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. James TW – When You Love Someone (5)
2. Adam Friedman featuring Mike Posner – Lemonade (1)
3. Hailey Knox – Geeks (6)
4. COIN – Talk Too Much (9)
5. Judah & The Lion – Take It All Back (-)
6. AURORA – I Went Too Far (10)
7. Weathers – Happy Pills (3)
8. Kenny Chesney featuring P!nk – Setting The World On Fire (-)
9. Miike Snow – My Trigger (8)
10. Tegan And Sara – Stop Desire (-)

In The Mix:
Bronze Radio Return – Only Temporary
Cody Fry – Go (new)
KT Tunstall – Maybe It’s A Good Thing
Marc Scibilia – Believer (new)
Norah Jones – Carry On (new)
Olly Murs – You Don’t Know Love
Stanaj – Romantic
The Score – Unstoppable (new)
The Strumbellas – We Don’t Know (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Maryland’s O.A.R. has their eighth appearance on my personal chart with “I Go Through”. The song is new at #38, making it this week’s Highest Debut. It’s the first radio single from the hits compilation XX, a two-disc set that includes an album of studio cuts and a second of live tracks. Their biggest chart hit remains “Shattered (Turn The Car Around)”, which spent five weeks at #2 in the fall of 2008.
  • Just below them is an act scoring their fifth top 40 hit this week. MAGIC! comes in at #39 with “Red Dress”. The quartet is following up their recent single “Lay You Down Easy”, which hit #22 about two months ago. Both singles are taken off their album Primary Colours. In 2006, a completely different song called “Red Dress”, sung by the Sugababes, hit my top 20.
  • Finally, at #40, is the duo High Dive Heart and “Misfit”. It’s their first time on my chart, but in 2015, they charted on the Viral lists that Spotify generates with “Vintage”. That song officially reached #50 on the Hot AC listing in March. Last week, the two released a new song called “Playground”. (It’s not a hot Another Bad Creation cover.)

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (June 2016)

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 during the month. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a selection of new singles being serviced in June in this month’s Radio Report:

Tegan And Sara
TEGAN AND SARA – “Boyfriend” (June 6) (Hot AC)
Label: Warner Bros.
Already in the top 20 on my personal chart is this great song by the Canadian sisters, a single that’s already a radio hit up north. It’s going to be awesome to hear their album Love You To Death later today. “Boyfriend” packs a pop punch that may be more suitable for a CHR/Top 40 station, but there should definitely be some Hot AC interest come Monday. Check out their U.S. tour in the fall.

The Wind + The Wave
THE WIND + THE WAVE – “Grand Canyon” (June 6) (Triple A)
Label: Island/Republic
Dwight Baker and Patricia Lynn put out From The Wreckage two years ago and Covers One last year, both of which contained sync and streaming hits. Unfortunately, radio wasn’t on their side: “With Your Two Hands” couldn’t get out of the 30’s at the format. As their latest album brings them to a new label, can the team deliver them a single that sticks at stations this summer? We’ll see soon.

FRANKIE
FRANKIE – “New Obsession” (June 7) (CHR/Top 40)
Label: Gold’n Retriever/RCA
Frankie Miller and her Oakland boys are ready to bring that “New” sound to pop radio this month as the first release from the RCA imprint Gold’n Retriever, founded a year ago by EVP/GM Joe Riccitelli. The single (and debut EP Dreamstate) was first issued last year by the Nashville label South By Sea, which has placed a handful of indie pop and rock artists high on the Hype Machine charts.

Shawn Mendes
SHAWN MENDES – “Treat You Better” (June 7) (CHR/Top 40)
Label: Hollywood/Republic
Hot teen star Mendes is in the middle of recording his second full-length album with producer Jake Gosling, which will likely see its release later this year. It took some time to break the singer at pop radio: the third single from his last set, “Stitches”, climbed to #1 in its 23rd week in the top 40, one of the top ten longest runs ever to chart’s summit. Let’s hope this new single peaks more quickly.

Switchfoot
SWITCHFOOT – “Float” (June 7 / June 20) (Alternative / Triple A)
Label: Vanguard
After three albums with Atlantic Records, this California band made the switch to Vanguard for their tenth studio album. The set is titled Where The Light Shines Through, and “Float” keeps it a funky affair for the mainstream outlets. The group has a dozen chart singles at Alternative, all of them hitting between 2003 and 2014. Can a lucky 13th give the act their first top ten here in five years?

Elle King
ELLE KING – “Good Girls” (June 13) (Triple A)
Label: RCA
King had a big breakout moment last year when her “Ex’s & Oh’s” got a second life at Triple A radio, eventually crossing to multiple formats and multi-Platinum success. Though “America’s Sweetheart” and “Under The Influence” weren’t able to replicate the same numbers, perhaps radio will have a “Good” time with this single, from the soundtrack to the film Ghostbusters. Who ya gonna call?

LÉON
LÉON – “Tired Of Talking” (June 13) (Hot AC)
Label: Columbia
This new Swedish singer recently made her debut on my personal chart. Her first EP is called Treasure, and that is certainly what it is. “Tired” is looking to awaken the Hot AC airwaves, with streaming services like Spotify leading the way on championing her and a majority of the songs on the EP on its more influential lists. I’ll be rooting for it! A full-length album is due sometime later in 2016.

Beck
BECK – “Wow” (June 14) (Alternative)
Label: Fonograf/Capitol
Reinventing his sound once again, this musician’s latest single seems to find his core fans remembering the Midnite Vultures era. It might be a struggle to get this played on Alternative radio. After all, it has a very poppy influence to it, and opinions may be divided among the gatekeepers at the format. Could this give him his first entry to chart at CHR radio since 1996? It would be quite a story.

Jordan Fisher
JORDAN FISHER – “All About Us” (June 14) (CHR/Top 40)
Label: Hollywood
“All About Us” is the jam. No, seriously, it is. 22-year-old newcomer Fisher has a hot debut single that’s earning him a solid amount of pre-impact airplay at pop radio. On top of the leader list is, unsurprisingly, Radio Disney, but a couple of large markets have it in the mix as well. Though he’s past his Grease: Live image and sound, Fisher and his music should fit right in for the summer season.

RedOne
REDONE featuring ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, R. CITY, SHAGGY and SERAYAH – “Don’t You Need Somebody” (June 14) (CHR/Top 40)
Label: Warner Bros.
Producer Nadir Khayat, better known as RedOne, has helped the careers of many acts on the U.S. charts in the last decade, but the 44-year-old has never had a hit as a main-credited act. Fast forward to 2016, and a few of his friends have joined the party for a cut from his forthcoming album, RedOne Presents. The track has more than three million streams in just under two weeks worldwide.

Dagny
DAGNY – “Backbeat” (June 20) (Hot AC)
Label: Republic
Newcomer Dagny was featured on our 16 For ’16 emerging acts list back in December, and it’s great to see her single finally arriving at radio. The Norwegian performer has a very musical family: mother Marit is a jazz singer, and father Øystein is a guitarist. So far, the “Backbeat” goes on with spins at Alice/KLLC in San Francisco and SiriusXM’s The Pulse. Here’s hoping that it’ll be a fall smash.

COIN
COIN – “Talk Too Much” (June 21) (Alternative)
Label: Columbia
The Nashville quartet got a little Alternative play for their single “Run”, with huge support coming from SiriusXM’s Alt Nation, but the song never became the big hit that it should’ve been. Now, they’re trying again with their new track, which recently hit 800,000 streams on Spotify. That sounds like the start of some sweet success (at least as sweet as the cake on their single cover.) Stay tuned.

Which of these new songs would you like to see atop the charts? Let me know! Comment below or click the “Get Social!” tab above to find PGTC on social media.

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