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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (July 3, 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: it’s a hit holiday, with minimal action in the top ten. However, we can dive into the “Ocean” for some great action from Martin Garrix and Khalid, as proven radio records by Alessia Cara, Bebe Rexha and others continue to score. Let’s add ’em up:

WHAT A MESS SHE’S MADE: With most radio programmers headed for a well-deserved break over the next few days, most of the top ten songs on this week’s report are relatively unchanged from the last few weeks. Rexha’s “I’m A Mess” repeats at #1, with a second week total of 30 adds, as “Remind Me To Forget”, the collaboration from Kygo featuring Miguel that’s been chosen for On The Verge programming by radio giant iHeartMedia, lands in second place with 24 new stations.

The only new track of note this week is that reactive collaboration from Garrix and Khalid, “Ocean”, which scores at 21 stations this Tuesday for a fourth place finish. It should approach the top 50 by the weekend. Next week, look out for the debut single by Social House, the Lil Yachty-assisted “Magic In The Hamptons”, to impact at the format. Happy 4th of July!

1. BEBE REXHA, “I’m A Mess” (Warner Bros.)
2. KYGO featuring MIGUEL, “Remind Me To Forget” (Ultra/RCA)
3. ALESSIA CARA, “Growing Pains” (Def Jam)
4. MARTIN GARRIX featuring KHALID, “Ocean” (RCA)
5. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Youngblood” (Capitol)
6. NICKI MINAJ featuring ARIANA GRANDE, “Bed” (YMCMB/Republic)
7-T. CARDI B, BAD BUNNY & J BALVIN, “I Like It” (KSR Group/Atlantic)
7-T. MEGHAN TRAINOR, “Let You Be Right” (Epic)
9. POST MALONE, “Better Now” (Republic)
10-T. SABRINA CARPENTER, “Almost Love” (Hollywood)
10-T. TIESTO & DZEKO featuring PREME and POST MALONE, “Jackie Chan” (Casablanca/Republic)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 1, 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. Happy (Almost) 4th of July! Get the grill on and the pool cleaned up, because it’s about to be one hot week. Meanwhile, it’s still pretty hot on the charts, so let’s get into it:

HOW IT’S POST TO BE: Post Malone holds at #1 for the fourth week on the Top 40 survey with his Ty Dolla $ign-assisted hit “Psycho”, though its reign is likely coming to an end next week, as Bazzi‘s “Mine” (#2) or Ariana Grande‘s “No Tears Left To Cry” (#3) approach the top spot. Malone won’t be out of the #1 position for long, however, as his follow-up “Better Now” rises from 21-18 this week. (More on Malone’s updated chart action below.) Four songs bust into the top 40, led by the latest On The Verge selection: “Remind Me To Forget” by Kygo featuring Miguel, at #31. iHeartMedia’s current pick for their chain-wide airplay program geared toward emerging acts is puzzling, to say the least, as this is the fifth top 40 entry for both men. Additionally, Kygo spent three weeks at #2 last June with a Selena Gomez collaboration called “It Ain’t Me”. Nicki Minaj and the aforementioned Grande are next up, up 41-33 with “Bed”. It’s the 36th top 40 hit on the Top 40 chart for Minaj, who hasn’t reached the region as a lead artist since 2015. Grande, who previously collaborated with Minaj on the five-week chart-topper “Side To Side”, is up to 16 top 40 entries. After a pair of #26-peaking songs last year, “Thumbs” and “Why”Sabrina Carpenter hopes her third top 40 title will go a lot higher. “Almost Love” advances from 46-38, just one notch ahead of Bebe Rexha‘s “I’m A Mess”, which breaks in at #39 to become her 13th top 40 single at the format. Her new one interpolates a portion of “Bitch” by Meredith Brooks, which spent three weeks at #1 in July and August of 1997.

I’M WITH THE BANDIT: Three additional songs are new to the top 50 this week, which all happen to be collaborations. “Solo” is new at #45 for Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato, a recent #1 song in the United Kingdom. Though the English act is far more successful in Europe than it is here, “Solo” could become their fifth top 40 entry at the format next week. Coming in at #49, there’s a third and final Post Malone sighting on the pop chart. Tiësto and Dzeko‘s “Jackie Chan”, which features he and Preme, is making some big moves both in the U.S. and globally. This is the first time that Dzeko and Preme have charted in the top 50 here. Painting a pretty pop picture at #50, we have the week’s last entry: “Colour” by MNEK featuring Hailee Steinfeld. MNEK’s prior top 40 title was also a collaboration, 2016’s “Never Forget You” with Zara Larsson. Steinfeld’s had six top 40 entries since 2015 on the Top 40 chart, four of which were duets or collaborations.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (June 26, 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: expect the expected (you know, a great adds session) from Bebe Rexha‘s latest single, while a months-old record gets a jolt from a radio giant. Let’s add ’em up:

THAT’S THE WAY IT SHOULD BEBE: From her first full-length album Expectations, which was released on Friday, it’s Bebe Rexha taking the top spot on this week’s Top 40 report with “I’m A Mess”, scoring 57 adds on impact. That total puts “Mess” ahead of recent winners by acts like Alessia Cara and Nicki Minaj/Ariana Grande, though they’re still bouncing around the top five.

It’s also a very good week for Kygo and Miguel‘s “Remind Me To Forget”, which has been receiving airplay for several weeks now. Thanks to a new campaign with iHeartMedia, which was introduced at Cannes Lions last week, the song is new at 36 stations. That sum is enough for second place on the leaderboard and will provide enough momentum to propel it into the top 50 soon.

With no new titles scheduled to impact and fewer station reports next week, largely due to the July 4th holiday, numbers should be on the low side and a large amount of the top ten will remain unchanged. That being said, something could always surprise…

1. BEBE REXHA, “I’m A Mess” (Warner Bros.)
2. KYGO featuring MIGUEL, “Remind Me To Forget” (Ultra/RCA)
3-T. ALESSIA CARA, “Growing Pains” (Def Jam)
3-T. NICKI MINAJ featuring ARIANA GRANDE, “Bed” (YMCMB/Republic)
5. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Youngblood” (Capitol)
6. POST MALONE, “Better Now” (Republic)
7-T. SABRINA CARPENTER, “Almost Love” (Hollywood)
7-T. YEARS & YEARS, “If You’re Over Me” (Interscope)
9-T. KHALID x NORMANI, “Love Lies” (Right Hand/Keep Cool/RCA)
9-T. MEGHAN TRAINOR, “Let You Be Right” (Epic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (April 23-24, 2018)

It’s time once again to analyze the airwaves and find out if your favorite new releases will be lighting up your local station’s playlist this week. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here are three new hits impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ARIANA GRANDE – “No Tears Left To Cry” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: Thanks to hourly airplay via iHeartMedia during its first day, Grande’s newest song is well into the top 30 here.

KYGO featuring MIGUEL – “Remind Me To Forget” (Ultra/RCA)
Album: Kids In Love (2017)
Past T40 History: Both performers each have four top 40 entries so far this decade; will they be able to extend those totals to five?

LOOTE – “Your Side Of The Bed” (Island/Republic)
Album: TBA (2018)
Past T40 History: With two previous singles serviced to the format, will the third time be the charm for this New York-based duo?

Next week: the current singles from Bryce Vine and Tom Walker have seen some solid early action from the panel, but the new collaboration from Liam Payne and J Balvin will be charging toward the top. Who takes the throne? Stay tuned.

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

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 4, 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. Never fear! If football isn’t your thing, we’re here to give you all the touchdowns from the weekly Super Bowl of pop! Here’s the score from those top 40 tunes galore:

RULING THE SURVEY: It’s two weeks at the top for recent Saturday Night Live performer Dua Lipa and her pop smash “New Rules”, taken from her self-titled album. “New” is also up 12-11 and 14-13 on the Hot AC and Rhythmic lists, respectively, and lands just below the top 30 on the AC survey, where I’m sure some soccer moms will be twerking to it soon enough. (Everybody can enjoy a bop, regardless of age.) Though the song is no longer in positive territory, losing about 400 spins from last week, it could repeat at #1 for a third week: the nearest bulleted song, Charlie Puth‘s “How Long”, is still 4,900 spins away at #5. Check back next Sunday to see what happens!

READY FOR THE WEEKND: After launching via iHeartMedia’s hourly integration program on Friday, a third radio single from the highly-anticipated soundtrack to Black Panther secures a high entry on the Top 40 list way up at #32. “Pray For Me” teams The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar, giving both artists their ninth respective top 40 hit at the format. The other two releases from the set so far, “All The Stars” by Lamar and SZA and “King’s Dead” by Jay Rock, Lamar, Future and James Blake, are gaining quite a bit of ground on the Rhythmic and Urban formats, though it’s unclear whether they’ll cross to Top 40 or not. Four spots lower, the 22nd top 40 song for Drake rolls in at #36. “God’s Plan” is one of two tracks the performer released on a double a-side single called Scary Hours, with “Plan” recently entering at #1 on the newest Billboard Hot 100 update. The song broke several streaming records upon release, and continues to perform well at all digital platforms. Duo Jack & Jack also step a hefty eight notches to #40 to grab their first top 40 hit with “Beg”. In the last week, this song picked up notable support from a majority of Cumulus Media stations on the panel, which is responsible for chain-wide adds rather than fully localized programming.

Yet another single from Justin Timberlake‘s future #1 album, Man Of The Woods, comes in at #46. “Say Something” features the recent Grammy winner Chris Stapleton, and it’s already rising on the Hot AC list, soaring 34-22 this week. Back on Top 40, you’ll find lead single “Filthy” up a notch to #14, losing its bullet, while “Supplies”, the current Rhythmic and Urban single, stays at #47. A newcomer to the Top 40 format, 26-year-old actress and singer Hayley Kiyoko, has her chart debut at #49 with an inquisitive pop banger called “Curious”. It’s the first radio single from her upcoming set, Expectations, due March 30. Meanwhile, last week’s #1 on the Rhythmic chart finally reaches the top 50 here: “Sky Walker”, by Miguel featuring Travis Scott, walking tall at #50. Though it probably won’t do much on these airwaves, it’s good to see the track officially chart, given how long it spent just below the region.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of December 1, 2017

Experiencing a comeback.

It’s the last month of the year! Here come some of the biggest releases of 2017, all available for your listening pleasure! Now, the weekly look at the albums and singles you need to know about this Friday:

U2 – Songs Of Experience (iTunes)
The legendary Irish quartet returns with their 14th studio album, and first in three years, which includes single “You’re The Best Thing About Me”. Charting across three formats, it performed best on the Triple A chart, where it was #1 for two weeks. Though you won’t find this one free in your iTunes library, it should be a strong contender for #1 on the Billboard 200.

MIGUEL – War & Leisure (iTunes)
The newest studio album by this R&B singer features the hit “Sky Walker”, featuring Travis Scott, which is either inside or just outside the top ten at both Rhythmic and Urban radio. Will it become his third set to reach the top five overall? Could happen!

CHRIS STAPLETON – From A Room: Volume 2 (iTunes)
As “Broken Halos”, off the first volume, continues its slow ascent up the Country radio survey, Stapleton’s second album of 2017 arrives in stores. It’s sure to be the top Country album in the land next week, with a notable debut overall as well.

More albums out this week: Andy Grammer‘s The Good Parts (iTunes), Danielle Bradbery‘s I Don’t Believe We’ve Met (iTunes), Five Finger Death Punch‘s A Decade Of Destruction (iTunes), Pitbull‘s Greatest Hits (iTunes), Robbie Williams‘s Under The Radar, Vol. 2 (Deluxe) (iTunes), Roy Woods‘s Say Less (iTunes), The Rolling Stones‘s On Air (iTunes), Van Morrison‘s Versatile (iTunes), Ferdinand (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (iTunes)

More holiday albums out this week: TBA

More EPs out this week: Black Veil Brides‘s Rebels (iTunes), Lions Head‘s Golden / The Night B4 Xmas (iTunes), Owl City‘s Reel 1 (iTunes), Sheppard‘s Uncover (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“1000”, N.E.R.D & Future (iTunes)
“All Falls Down (Remixes)”, Alan Walker, Noah Cyrus & Digital Farm Animals (iTunes)
“All On My Mind (Acoustic)”, Anderson East (iTunes)
“Asking For A Friend”, Devin Dawson (iTunes)
“Aww”, Baby Ariel (iTunes)
“Been Meaning To Tell You (Reinvented, Pt. 1 – Remixes)”, Starley (iTunes)
“Better Than I Used To Be (Acoustic)”, Mat Kearney (iTunes)
“Blood & Muscle”, Lissie (iTunes)
“Boy Like You”, WESLEE (iTunes)
“Breathe”, Jax Jones featuring Ina Wroldsen (iTunes)
“Broken People”, Logic & Rag’N’Bone Man (iTunes)
“Cotton Candy”, Jessie Reyez (iTunes)
“Cozy”, Jacob Sartorius (iTunes)
“Don’t Look Down”, Nicholas Roberts (iTunes)
“Fallin’ 4 U”, Will Heard (iTunes)
“Fireworks”, First Aid Kit (iTunes)
“First Love (Remixes)”, Lost Kings & Sabrina Carpenter (iTunes)
“Footprints In The Snow”, Jamie Lawson (iTunes)
“Friends”, Otto Knows (iTunes)
“Halo (Live)”, LP (iTunes)
“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, MiC LOWRY (iTunes)
“Heaven”, Apollo LTD (iTunes)
“Hello Shadow”, Kiesza & SKYGGE (iTunes)
“Him & I”, G-Eazy & Halsey (iTunes)
“House Party (Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano Club Mix)”, The Knocks & Captain Cuts (iTunes)
“I Know You (Acoustic)”, Craig David featuring Bastille (iTunes)
“I Miss You (Matoma Remix)”, Clean Bandit featuring Julia Michaels (iTunes)
“I Think It Must Be Christmas”, Bruno Major (iTunes)
“Islands”, R3HAB & KSHMR (iTunes)
“Leave A Light On (Acoustic)”, Tom Walker (iTunes)
“Little Drummer Boy (Lema x Savi Remix)”, Pentatonix (iTunes)
“Love So Soft (Mark Knight & Ben Remember Remix)”, Kelly Clarkson (iTunes)
“Miss You”, Louis Tomlinson (iTunes)
“Mouth To Mouth”, Isac Elliot (iTunes)
“Mucho Booty”, Pitbull & Micha featuring Farruko (iTunes)
“Naked (CADE Remix)”, James Arthur (iTunes)
“No More”, PRETTYMUCH featuring French Montana (iTunes)
“No Pressure”, Mahalia (iTunes)
“Off My Feet”, Pia Mia (iTunes)
“One Chance To Dance (Remixes)”, Naughty Boy featuring Joe Jonas (iTunes)
“Perfect”, Ed Sheeran & Beyoncé (iTunes)
“Personal (Acoustic)”, The Vamps (iTunes)
“So Far Away”, Martin Garrix & David Guetta featuring Jamie Scott & Romy Dya (iTunes)
“Stand Up Tragedy”, The Fratellis (iTunes)
“Strangers (Remixes)”, Sigrid (iTunes)
“Strongest (Alan Walker Remix)”, Ina Wroldsen (iTunes)
“Take Her Place (VIP Mix)”, Don Diablo featuring A R I Z O N A (iTunes)
“Vanilla / What’s So Entertaining”, The Orwells (iTunes)
“Way With Words”, Bahamas (iTunes)
“We Could Go Back (Remixes)”, Jonas Blue featuring Moelogo (iTunes)
“Whoever He Is”, New Hope Club (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new albums from K. Michelle, Luke BryanWalker Hayes and more. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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TURN IT UP MONDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (June 29)

It's the final countdown...

It’s the final countdown…

It’s the final week of Monday and Tuesday releases before our worldwide change to the Global Release Day, and several acts are looking at notable debuts on the Billboard 200. (NOTE: some of the items listed below may not be available until Monday night based on label response time and/or Apple Music’s launch this week.) Here are the albums and singles that are new in stores for the week of June 29/30:

  • 29-year-old singer Miguel had a huge era with 2012’s Gold-certified Kaleidoscope Dream, including the enduring Urban hit turned minor Pop crossover single “Adorn”. A number of featured appearances (and an award show mishap) followed that. Radio hasn’t been as reactive to “Coffee”, but retail should be pouring a little more love on Wildheart, new in stores today. It’s looking at potentially being next week’s top debut. (iTunes)
  • With his first studio album since the fall of 2012, the Philadelphia rapper named Meek Mill returns with Dreams Worth More Than Money, featuring the current Urban radio single “All Eyes On You”, which also includes rapper Nicki Minaj and singer Chris Brown. After several delays, the set is highly-anticipated, so look for it to make a splash in the top five next week. (iTunes)
  • Officially spending their third week in a row atop the Alternative radio chart with “Renegades”, the New York band called X Ambassadors pop in a VHS for your buying pleasure… on a compact disc or in a digital download, of course. The new set also features “Jungle”, which charted lowly on the Hot 100 last year. (iTunes)
  • Country star Easton Corbin is enjoying success on both the dance circuit, with his sped-up vocal on “Are You With Me” by Lost Frequencies, and in his regular musical space, where “Baby Be My Love Song” is an airplay hit. Containing that latter song is About To Get Real, out this week. (iTunes)
  • Singer Joy Williams, now solo again after two albums with The Civil Wars, is back with her latest outing, Venus. The album features the single “Woman (Oh Mama)” and it’s doing fairly well with the critics thus far. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: August Burns Red‘s Found In Far Away Places (iTunes), Bassnectar‘s Into The Sun (iTunes), Good Old War‘s Broken Into Better Shape (iTunes), Neil Young + Promise Of The Real‘s The Monsanto Years (iTunes), Slightly Stoopid‘s Meanwhile… Back At The Lab (iTunes), Vince Staples‘s Summertime ’06 (iTunes) and the Various Artists compilation from the upcoming film Magic Mike XXL (iTunes).

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

  • “Cool For The Summer”, new from Demi Lovato. (iTunes – Wednesday)
  • “Freedom”, a new single by Pharrell Williams. (iTunes)
  • “Locked Away”, new from R. City and Adam Levine. (iTunes)
  • “Nothing But Trouble”, a collaboration from Lil Wayne and Charlie Puth. (iTunes)

We’ll see you on July 10 for the first Friday edition of our weekly new releases post, featuring acts like R5, Years & Years and more! Until then, have a great Fourth Of July weekend.

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