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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of April 27, 2018

Malone again (naturally).

New post, new Post! Perhaps it’s a little oversimplified, but it is true. Send your driver for your bentley, or at least your computer or mobile device, because here are the albums and singles you need to check out on digital services and in stores this Friday:

POST MALONE – Beerbongs & Bentleys (iTunes)
In the current era of giant streaming debuts, this highly-anticipated release will likely be the latest to score hundreds of millions of streams during its first week in the market (and, ultimately, much further than that.) At 18 tracks in length, including the songs “Psycho” (featuring Ty Dolla $ign) and “Rockstar” (featuring 21 Savage), it will open at #1 on the Billboard 200 next week. Does this debut affect the artist’s previous set, 2016’s Stoney, in a positive way? How many new songs from Beerbongs will enter the equivalent Hot 100? Stay tuned.

KEITH URBAN – Graffiti U (iTunes)
If Malone isn’t your thing, then country and pop fans should welcome the latest album from Urban, which features the songs “Female” and his current hit with Julia Michaels, “Coming Home”. It should oust Jason Aldean‘s current release to become the top country album in the land next week.

Notable albums out this week: Anne-Marie‘s Speak Your Mind (iTunes), Blossoms‘s Cool Like You (iTunes), Elohim‘s Elohim (iTunes), Godsmack‘s When Legends Rise (iTunes), Janelle Monáe‘s Dirty Computer (iTunes), Poo Bear‘s Presents: Bearthday Music (iTunes), Twin Shadow‘s Caer (iTunes), Willie Nelson‘s Last Man Standing (iTunes), YoungBoy Never Broke Again‘s Until Death Call My Name (iTunes)

Notable EPs out this week: Matt Maeson‘s The Hearse (iTunes), Steve Aoki‘s 5Oki (iTunes)

New digital singles that you can buy this week include:
“1Night”, Stargate featuring PARTYNEXTDOOR, 21 Savage & Murda Beatz (iTunes)
“About You”, Mike Shinoda featuring blackbear (iTunes)
“Almost Back”, Kaskade, Phoebe Ryan & LöKii (iTunes)
“Believer”, Cyn (iTunes)
“Brooklyn In The Summer”, Aloe Blacc (iTunes)
“Collide”, GIVERS (iTunes)
“Come Home Soon”, Brent Cobb (iTunes)
“Company”, Remy Ma featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Darling”, needtobreathe (iTunes)
“Dazed & Confused”, Ruel (iTunes)
“El Anillo”, Jennifer Lopez (iTunes)
“Faded Away”, Sweater Beats featuring Icona Pop (iTunes)
“Fallin”, Liza Owen (iTunes)
“Famous”, Mason Ramsey (iTunes)
“Figure It Out”, Top Bunk (iTunes)
“F**k U”, Kailee Morgue (iTunes)
“Ghost”, Kulick (iTunes)
“Got You”, Michael Calfan (iTunes)
“Hasta Luego”, HRVY & Malu Trevejo (iTunes)
“Have It All”, Jason Mraz (iTunes)
“I Am Free”, Cosmos & Creature (iTunes)
“I Need Your Love”, Albin Lee Meldau (iTunes)
“I Will”, Alex Adair featuring Eves Karydas (iTunes)
“If You Were Mine”, Ocean Park Standoff featuring Lil Yachty (iTunes)
“Mattress (High As A Kite)”, Leland (iTunes)
“Melody”, Lost Frequencies featuring James Blunt (iTunes)
“Mi Amore”, FRENSHIP (iTunes)
“Money”, Mat Kearney (iTunes)
“Needles”, BAD WITH PHONES (iTunes)
“Numb”, Meg Myers (iTunes)
“One Percent”, Taylor Girlz featuring Kap G (iTunes)
“Open Arms”, John Ondrasik/Five For Fighting (iTunes)
“Quiz”, cupcakKe (iTunes)
“Rich”, Gladius James featuring Wiz Khalifa (iTunes)
“Right Moves”, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (iTunes)
“Roll (Burbank Funk)”, The Internet (iTunes)
“Thank You”, BROADHURST (iTunes)
“Troublemaker”, Devon Gilfillian (iTunes)
“Void”, Sj & Zookëper featuring Emmalyn (iTunes)
“Wasted Time”, Overstreet (iTunes)
“Weekend Luv”, Quinn Lewis (iTunes)
“William”, Moontower (iTunes)
“With a Little Help From My Friends”, The Spencer Lee Band (iTunes)

Next week: look out for new albums from Leon Bridges, Mat Kearney, Shinedown and 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 (April 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: pop balladeer Sam Smith takes the logical route toward the Most Added title with “Pray”, but will he be shut out by labelmate Halsey or Shawn Mendes? Let’s add ’em up:

STALKING OUR “PRAY”: “Goodbyes” are not enough for Sam Smith, as his follow-up to “Too Good At Goodbyes” says a nice “hello” to Top 40 format. “Pray”, which is impacting with a new version featuring Logic, starts at 35 stations this week, which falls short of the 41 stations for “In My Blood” by Shawn Mendes, this week’s Most Added release for the second consecutive week. In the next few days, “Pray”, utilizing airplay of its original version and updated remix, should approach the top 50 at the format (and pull in some additional stations along the way.)

Meanwhile, watch out for the Charlie Puth and Kehlani collaboration called “Done For Me”, which has been picking up all sorts of pre-impact action in the last few weeks. This week, it takes in another 14 stations, as it hits a three-way tie for sixth place. This is the third radio single from Puth’s forthcoming album Voicenotes, due May 11. Currently, “Me” is the only tune scheduled to impact here next Tuesday, though that could change soon.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. SHAWN MENDES, “In My Blood” (Island/Republic)
2. SAM SMITH featuring LOGIC, “Pray” (Capitol)
3. HALSEY featuring BIG SEAN and STEFFLON DON, “Alone” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
4. ALICE MERTON, “No Roots” (Mom + Pop/RED)
5. THE CHAINSMOKERS, “Everybody Hates Me” (Disruptor/Columbia)
6-T. CHARLIE PUTH featuring KEHLANI, “Done For Me” (APG/Atlantic)
6-T. G-EAZY featuring CHARLIE PUTH, “Sober” (RCA)
6-T. LOGIC & MARSHMELLO, “Everyday” (Def Jam)
9. BAZZI, “Mine” (APG/Atlantic)
10-T. EMINEM featuring KEHLANI, “Nowhere Fast” (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
10-T. POST MALONE featuring TY DOLLA $IGN, “Psycho” (Republic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 27, 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: Shawn Mendes slays the pop panel with an impressive first week for his latest single, while proven hits from Bazzi, Halsey and Taylor Swift all continue to perform well. Let’s add ’em up:

OUT FOR “BLOOD”: 19-year-old Shawn Mendes sinks his fangs into the heart of the pop panel this week, though I doubt he’s looking to become the next Bela Lugosi anytime soon. “In My Blood”, the lead single from his forthcoming third album, pumps the chartbeat of the Most Added spot on the latest update, scoring 129 stations on impact. Another cut from the highly-anticipated set, “Lost In Japan”, received a single add this week; it placed at #2 on iTunes, behind “Blood”, for several days after it was released. It could pick up additional stations in the coming weeks, but with “Blood” as the focus track from the project, “Lost” isn’t likely to get into the top 50 anytime soon (unless it gets a larger push to the format.) No word on the title of his upcoming album or a date as of yet, but we’ll see if any tea gets spilled soon.

Another notable new record in the top ten is a collaboration from Eminem and Kehlani, “Nowhere Fast”, in fourth place with 22 stations on impact. This is the third radio single from Eminem’s most recent album, Revival, which was released late last year. The highest-charting of the three so far, the Ed Sheeran-assisted “River”, reached #20 last month. Next week, look out for Logic and Marshmello, currently in sixth place with 17 new stations this week, to attain a bigger sum for “Everyday” in its official impact.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SHAWN MENDES, “In My Blood” (Island/Republic)
2. HALSEY featuring BIG SEAN and STEFFLON DON, “Alone” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
3. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Delicate” (Big Machine/Republic)
4. EMINEM featuring KEHLANI, “Nowhere Fast” (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
5. BAZZI, “Mine” (APG/Atlantic)
6. LOGIC & MARSHMELLO, “Everyday” (Def Jam)
7. THE CHAINSMOKERS, “Everybody Hates Me” (Disruptor/Columbia)
8. POST MALONE featuring TY DOLLA $IGN, “Psycho” (Republic)
9. ECHOSMITH, “Over My Head” (Warner Bros.)
10. DUA LIPA, “IDGAF” (Warner Bros.)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 20, 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: AJR! Halsey! The Chainsmokers! More! It’s another huge week at the format, which means no one’s ending up “Alone” on the report. Let’s add ’em up on this evening before another major snowstorm:

BETTER OFF “ALONE”: After successfully earning a second week at the top of the pop chart in a duet with G-Eazy, “Him & I”, Halsey returns to the format with “Alone”, available in its original version and a remix with Big Sean and Stefflon Don. With a solid total of 57 stations on impact, it starts in second place on the current update, just five adds behind Taylor Swift‘s “Delicate”. “Alone” is the latest single from the album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, which reached #1 on the Billboard 200 last summer. That release has yet to produce a chart-topper on the Top 40 airwaves, though both “Bad At Love” (#2) and “Now Or Never” (#3) nearly made it. (We’ll see if this one can get the job done.)

As previously mentioned, a number of new singles break into the top ten on this week’s Top 40 report, with “Everybody Hates Me” by The Chainsmokers and “Sober Up” by AJR featuring Rivers Cuomo ranking the next highest in the top ten. That hate isn’t affecting “Hates” in its opening week, as it starts at 31 stations, good for third place on the new report. “Sober”, a former #1 title on the Alternative chart, drinks in 27 stations on impact, as it shares a fourth place finish. A little further down, another sobering song title, simply called “Sober”, brings in 20 stations and a sixth place (in a tie) finish for G-Eazy featuring Charlie Puth. Look for all three songs to make the top 50 by the end of the month, perhaps by the next published update.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Delicate” (Big Machine/Republic)
2. HALSEY featuring BIG SEAN and STEFFLON DON, “Alone” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
3. THE CHAINSMOKERS, “Everybody Hates Me” (Disruptor/Columbia)
4-T. AJR featuring RIVERS CUOMO, “Sober Up” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
4-T. BAZZI, “Mine” (APG/Atlantic)
6-T. DUA LIPA, “IDGAF” (Warner Bros.)
6-T. G-EAZY featuring CHARLIE PUTH, “Sober” (RCA)
8. POST MALONE featuring TY DOLLA $IGN, “Psycho” (Republic)
9. KHALID & NORMANI, “Love Lies” (Right Hand/Keep Cool/RCA)
10-T. KENDRICK LAMAR & SZA, “All The Stars” (Interscope)
10-T. LOGIC & MARSHMELLO, “Everyday” (Def Jam)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 13, 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: A virtually unknown artist named Taylor Swift (who?) delicately tiptoes onto the Top 40 airwaves, while newcomers In Real Life sink some ink into the top ten. Let’s add ’em up:

SAME SWIFT, DIFFERENT DAY: In the middle of another week of nice adds for acts like 5 Seconds Of Summer, Meghan Trainor and Post Malone, there’s one name who swiftly captures the attention of the Top 40 radio panel. No surprise here; that would be Big Machine/Republic superstar Taylor Swift and her latest single called “Delicate”. It lands 35 stations in its first week this Tuesday, putting it in second place (ten stations behind Trainor’s “No Excuses”.) This is Swift’s fifth release to make the top 50 from her current album reputation, which includes four radio singles and an instant grat (“Gorgeous”) that had a handful of weeks on in October and November. A clip for “Delicate” premiered on an award show on Sunday, dancing its way into the #1 position on YouTube’s Trending video chart following its debut.

Formed on ABC’s Boy Band last summer, Hollywood’s In Real Life, who saw some limited airplay at the format last year with the song “Eyes Closed”, officially impacts for the first time at the format with their current single, “Tattoo (How ‘Bout You)”. The band, composed of five members between the ages of 16 and 20, ties for third place with two other songs, reaching 27 stations on impact. You’ll also find newcomer LIVVIA with a nice first week for “Catch A Body”, featuring Quavo from Migos, in ninth place with 20 stations. The performer was previously credited as Olivia Somerlyn, and though she did receive some limited airplay here with a handful of songs several years ago, especially on satellite radio, she never previously entered the top 50.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. MEGHAN TRAINOR, “No Excuses” (Epic)
2. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Delicate” (Big Machine/Republic)
3-T. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Want You Back” (Capitol)
3-T. IN REAL LIFE, “Tattoo (How ‘Bout You)” (Hollywood)
3-T. KENDRICK LAMAR & SZA, “All The Stars” (Interscope)
6-T. LOGIC & MARSHMELLO, “Everyday” (Def Jam)
6-T. POST MALONE featuring TY DOLLA $IGN, “Psycho” (Republic)
8. DUA LIPA, “IDGAF” (Warner Bros.)
9. LIVVIA featuring QUAVO, “Catch A Body” (VIA Music)
10. ARLISSA & JONAS BLUE, “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” (Def Jam)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (March 6, 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: Meghan Trainor‘s a no-brainer on the Top 40 airwaves, but how do the other impacting records fare in the top ten? Let’s add ’em all up:

BEGGIN’ FOR MEGHAN: As recent winners from 5 Seconds Of Summer, Bazzi and Dua Lipa, among others, stormed the top ten on this week’s adds report once again, it’s Epic’s Meghan Trainor who lands “No Excuses” at #1 on the official update, in with 119 stations on impact. The track leads her forthcoming third studio album, likely due in the next few months. On Sunday, it’s poised to officially become her ninth top 40 title at the format, one less than her total on the Hot AC chart, where “I’m A Lady” had a short run in the top 40 last year. Her highest-charting song to date remains her debut single, “All About That Bass”, a three-week #1 from September and October 2014. Will “No” say yes to becoming her second #1 at the format? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, a buzzing newcomer, Def Jam’s Arlissa, sneaks into the lower end of the top ten during her impact week with “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie”, a collaboration with Capitol’s Jonas Blue. “Hearts” starts at 21 stations, landing in ninth place on the update. It was originally released at the end of November in 2016, and with an acoustic version and its updated remix, “Hearts” now has over 13 million combined streams at Spotify. Watch out for another cool collaboration, “Everyday” by Logic and Marshmello, in with 19 stations and a tenth place finish. However, that sum comes four weeks ahead of its impact date on April 3. (Needless to say, that record will fly in the coming weeks.) It gives Marshmello two titles in the top ten this week, as “Friends” (with Anne-Marie) has a total of 30 new stations reporting, good for seventh place.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. MEGHAN TRAINOR, “No Excuses” (Epic)
2. 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, “Want You Back” (Capitol)
3. KENDRICK LAMAR & SZA, “All The Stars” (Interscope)
4. DUA LIPA, “IDGAF” (Warner Bros.)
5. BAZZI, “Mine” (APG/Atlantic)
6. POST MALONE featuring TY DOLLA $IGN, “Psycho” (Republic)
7. MARSHMELLO & ANNE-MARIE, “Friends” (Warner Bros.)
8. NIALL HORAN, “On The Loose” (Capitol)
9. ARLISSA & JONAS BLUE, “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” (Def Jam)
10. LOGIC & MARSHMELLO, “Everyday” (Def Jam)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (March 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. Once again, it’s time for the religious record experience, so send out your pop prayers and get out your bible, or, at least Mediabase’s published chart report, and follow along:

GET “DOWN” ON IT: Christian crossover rapper NF scores his first #1 at the Top 40 format this week with his very first single to chart at this format, “Let You Down”. It rises from 3-1, displacing Dua Lipa‘s “New Rules” after five weeks at the top. “Down” lands in the top 30 on this week’s Hot AC chart, up 34-29, while it makes its way down the Rhythmic survey, where it spent three weeks at #5 in January. By the way, it should be noted that NF is not the first Christian music performer to secure the Top 40 throne: back in 1991, Amy Grant became the first artist to pull off the trick when “Baby Baby” spent three weeks at #1 on Radio & Records. Will he be able to hold onto the top spot next week, or will G-Eazy & Halsey‘s “Him & I” (up 5-2 on the new update) be giving the sermon? Holy hits, it’ll be quite a race. Stay tuned.

DON’T LOSE MY NUMBER: The Top 40 format enjoys some early spring cleaning this week, as seven new entries move into the top 40 this week, including hot hits by Niall Horan (“On The Loose”, up 43-30) and Dua Lipa (“IDGAF”, up 47-32.) Other debuts of note include the first top 40 song in six years (and third in total) for rock quartet Foster The People, advancing 44-38 with “Six Next To Me”, and another by the only newcomer in the bunch, “Curious” by rising star Hayley Kiyoko, lifting 41-39. Kiyoko was in the girl group The Stunners prior to her solo career, whose “Dancin’ Around The Truth” impacted at the format, but did not chart.

The top 50 action is also stunning this week, thanks to that same purge of under-performing songs from the chart. As a result, a pair of buzzing records from Meghan Trainor and Post Malone land inches away from the top 40, as they look to break in next week. Trainor’s “No Excuses”, at #41, was released on March 1 and is the first single off her forthcoming third studio album, due sometime later this year. Malone’s “Psycho”, at #42, includes Ty Dolla $ign and is expected to appear on his forthcoming sophomore release, Beerbongs & Bentleys, also due later this year. (Lead single “Rockstar” spent six weeks at #5 on the chart late last year and early this year.)

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