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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of December 15, 2017

This “River” is flowing to #1.

As we celebrate the third night of Hanukkah, just under two weeks away from Christmas, PGTC wishes you a happy and healthy holiday season! If you still need a present or two for that music fan in the family, here are all the albums and singles you need to know about this Friday:

EMINEM – Revival (iTunes)
Featuring the Beyoncé-assisted lead single “Walk On Water”, and the Ed Sheeran-assisted follow-up “River”, the latest set by this rap superstar is full of big stars and talented producers. It’s hard to tell just how huge this album will be in its first week out, but there’s no doubt that it’ll be entering at the top. Stay tuned!

G-EAZY – The Beautiful & Damned (iTunes)
This rapper is climbing up the Top 40 radio chart in a duet with Halsey titled “Him & I”, while lead single “No Limit”, featuring A$AP Rocky & Cardi B, is still dominating the Rhythmic and Urban airwaves. You can expect this one in the top five as well.

More albums out this week: Asking Alexandria‘s Asking Alexandria (iTunes), Boosie Badazz‘s BooPac (iTunes), Charli XCX‘s Pop 2 (iTunes), Linkin Park‘s One More Light: Live (iTunes), N.E.R.D‘s No One Ever Really Dies (iTunes), Sir Rosevelt‘s Sir Rosevelt (iTunes), Bright: The Album (iTunes)

More holiday albums out this week: TBA

More EPs out this week: Delta Rae‘s The Blackbird Sessions (iTunes), Jessie Ware‘s Your Domino (Live) (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
“&burn”, Billie Eilish & Vince Staples (iTunes)
“Belong”, Cash Cash & Dashboard Confessional (iTunes)
“Boom Boom (Tiësto Remix)”, RedOne, Daddy Yankee, French Montana & Dinah Jane (iTunes)
“Burden Down”, Jennifer Hudson (iTunes)
“Champion (Remix)”, Fall Out Boy featuring RM of BTS (iTunes)
“Do Right”, Glades (iTunes)
“Eyes Off You”, PHANGS (iTunes)
“Flicker”, SJ (iTunes)
“Forever”, Sigma featuring Quavo, Tinie Tempah, Yxng Bane & Sebastian Kole (iTunes)
“I Don’t Want U Back”, BØRNS (iTunes)
“I Know You (Majestic Remix)”, Craig David featuring Bastille (iTunes)
“Last To Leave”, Louis The Child featuring Caroline Ailin (iTunes)
“liability (demo)”, Tove Styrke (iTunes)
“Man’s Not Hot (Christmas Edition)”, Big Shaq (iTunes)
“Miracle Man”, AWOLNATION (iTunes)
“Naked (Acoustic Version)”, James Arthur (iTunes)
“Never The Right Time”, Janine (iTunes)
“Parachute”, Jaymes Young (iTunes)
“Pay The Man (Remix)”, Foster The People featuring J.I.D & Saba (iTunes)
“Perfect”, Ed Sheeran & Andrea Bocelli (iTunes)
“Reckless Lover”, Handsome Ghost (iTunes)
“Scorpio”, Lostboycrow (iTunes)
“Static”, Brasko (iTunes)
“Stuck With Me”, The Neighbourhood (iTunes)
“Tell Me You Love Me (NOTD Remix)”, Demi Lovato (iTunes)
“The Break Up”, Machine Gun Kelly (iTunes)
“The Weekend (Funk Wav Remix)”, SZA & Calvin Harris (iTunes)
“Then”, Anne-Marie (iTunes)
“Trigger Bang”, Lily Allen featuring Giggs (iTunes)
“Twisted”, Aaron Taos (iTunes)
“U.R. Beautiful (Acoustic Version)”, The Beach (iTunes)
“Want Too Much”, Peter Wise (iTunes)

Happy Holidays! Unless any last-minute releases pop up for next week, the NMF report will return in 2018. Listen to the PGTC Friday Faves list on Spotify!

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (November 19, 2017)

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. This weekend, we’re mourning the losses of AC/DC rocker Malcolm Young and country singer Mel Tillis, both of whom charted for several decades. We’re also thinking of TV and music star David Cassidy, who remains in critical condition in a Florida hospital. Here’s this week’s report:

IMAGINE THAT: Congrats to Imagine Dragons who now have their second #1 at the pop format with “Thunder”, soaring from 4-1 this week. Previously, the Las Vegas band led for one week in December 2013 with “Demons”, which wasn’t necessarily the most memorable chart-topper this decade. (I suppose that’s because most people think “Radioactive” was some massive pop #1, though it actually spent three weeks at #2 behind Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines”, featuring Pharrell and T.I., in July and August 2013.) A second week at the top is possible for “Thunder”, though Camila Cabello‘s “Havana” (featuring Young Thug, up 5-3) could crash the party next week, given its gain of 2,500 spins in the last seven days.

Given the slower-than-normal week at the format, most likely due to the proximity to Thanksgiving, just a couple of singles take big leaps up the chart. One of them, the Selena Gomez and Marshmello collaboration called “Wolves”, howls up ten notches to #19. It’s Gomez’s fourth single to reach the region this year. However, sporting an even more impressive move is “End Game”, jumping a massive 17 spots from 50-33 for Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Future. “End” becomes the 28th top 40 hit for Swift, the 15th for Sheeran and the fourth for Future, all of which have come via features for the lattermost act. Will it reach the top spot? Stay tuned.

SOMEWHERE TO WALK: Whether it’s on water or the moon, there’s a whole lot of walking when it comes to top 50 debuts, and the two entries walking it out land back-to-back on this week’s chart. Ohio’s Walk The Moon are looking for their second chart hit in the top 40 with “One Foot”, which comes in at #43. It’s the first single from the quartet’s What If Nothing album, and it currently stands at #9 and #35 on the Alternative and Hot AC lists, respectively. Eminem‘s latest single with Beyoncé, “Walk On Water”, is one notch below that at #44. The rapper’s forthcoming Revival album had a reported November 17 release date across several trade sites, but has yet to surface at any retailer.

This week’s chart also gets collaborative with debuts from Clean Bandit and Julia Michaels, new at #47 with “I Miss You”, and a N.E.R.D and Rihanna single called “Lemon”, which squeezes in at #49. The latter song is N.E.R.D’s first to make the top 50 at the Top 40 format, though 2004’s “She Wants To Move” just missed charting in April 2004. (It peaked at #52 early that month.) One of the group’s members, Pharrell, has sung on twelve top 40 hits on the Top 40 airwaves, nine of which were featured appearances.

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