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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 20, 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: Normani harmonizes the hit patrol with her dazzling solo single, scoring the top spot on the weekly report. Let’s add ’em up:

SEVENTY-EIGHT IS ENOUGH: Normani’s newest single “Motivation” motivates 78 stations to report an add on impact at the Top 40 format, giving it the Most Added title this week. Following chart-topping duets with Khalid and Sam Smith, she is ready to score her third #1 song outside of Fifth Harmony this fall. An adds date at additional formats has not be announced yet; it did not place in the top ten on any other adds report this Tuesday.

The only other impacting song of note is from Katy Perry, who earns a second place finish with “Small Talk”, the follow-up to her recent top ten entry “Never Really Over”. With a total of 45 stations during the session, it should reach the top 50 by Sunday, but it will likely face some obstacles heading up the chart given her ongoing weaker research issues.

Charting releases by NF, OneRepublic and Sam Smith are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Look for impacting singles from AJ Mitchell and Ava Max, Alessia Cara and Saweetie to bolt into the top ten next week.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. NORMANI, “Motivation” (RCA)
2. KATY PERRY, “Small Talk” (Capitol)
3. NF, “Time” (Caroline)
4. LIL NAS X, “Panini” (Columbia)
5. MONSTA X featuring FRENCH MONTANA, “Who Do U Love?” (Epic)
6. ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD, “Hate Me” (Polydor/Interscope)
7. SAM FELDT featuring RANI, “Post Malone” (Spinnin’/Warner)
8. SHAED, “Trampoline” (Photo Finish/Caroline)
9-T. ONEREPUBLIC, “Rescue Me” (Interscope)
9-T. SAM SMITH, “How Do You Sleep?” (Capitol)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 13, 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: Ariana Grande and Social House are decorating the house here at the top for a second week, while two new titles are knocking at the door in the top five. Let’s add ’em up:

ONE CROWDED HOUSE: Despite some decent competition, Grande and Social House’s “Boyfriend” picks up 34 more adds for its second week on the survey, landing ahead of Jax Jones and Bebe Rexha‘s “Harder” in second place with a total of 24 stations during its impact week. Meanwhile, Twenty One Pilots finish in third place, only one station behind Jones and Rexha, with “The Hype”, which sees a solid increase in adds from last week’s early action. While “Boyfriend” is currently racing through the top 20 at the format, look for “Harder” and “The Hype” to make their top 50 debuts in the next couple of weeks.

Charting releases by NF, Sam Smith and Zara Larsson are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

Look for Katy Perry‘s “Small Talk” to talk its way onto more than a few Top 40 playlists next week; it had nine early adds today.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. ARIANA GRANDE & SOCIAL HOUSE, “Boyfriend” (Republic)
2. JAX JONES & BEBE REXHA, “Harder” (Interscope)
3. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “The Hype” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
4. NF, “Time” (Caroline)
5. SHAED, “Trampoline” (Photo Finish/Caroline)
6-T. ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD, “Hate Me” (Polydor/Interscope)
6-T. LIL TECCA, “Ransom” (Galactic/Republic)
6-T. SAM SMITH, “How Do You Sleep?” (Capitol)
9-T. ILLENIUM & JON BELLION, “Good Things Fall Apart” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
9-T. SAM FELDT featuring RANI, “Post Malone” (Spinnin’/Warner)
9-T. ZARA LARSSON, “All The Time” (TEN/Epic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 6, 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: Ariana Grande and Social House soar onto the list and into the house of hits with their reactive new collaboration. Let’s add ’em up:

A FRIENDLY START: Earning a robust 146 stations on impact, Grande and Social House’s “Boyfriend” is easily the top entry on this week’s Top 40 log. The track, which reached the top 40 on last Sunday’s published update, does not appear on a current studio album by either act. This marks Social House’s first song to reach the region at the format and their first time in the top spot on the weekly adds report. “Boyfriend” is also the week’s Most Added record on the Rhythmic radio log, scoring another 35 stations there.

The only other new single of note in the top ten is NCT 127‘s “Highway To Heaven”, which drives home a sixth place finish with 19 stations on impact. It’s the K-pop act’s first song to impact at the format. Given the tepid response, the track may experience a slow ride into the top 40, though it’s likely to pick up some additional support throughout the rest of the month.

Charting releases by Blanco Brown, Lil Nas X, Lil Tecca and SHAED are among those prominent songs making up the rest of the top ten.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. ARIANA GRANDE & SOCIAL HOUSE, “Boyfriend” (Republic)
2. SAM SMITH, “How Do You Sleep?” (Capitol)
3. NF, “Time” (Caroline)
4. LIL NAS X, “Panini” (Columbia)
5. SHAED, “Trampoline” (Photo Finish/Caroline)
6. NCT 127, “Highway To Heaven” (Caroline)
7. ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD, “Hate Me” (Polydor/Interscope)
8. BLANCO BROWN, “The Git Up” (BBR/BMG-Warner)
9. LIL TECCA, “Ransom” (Galactic/Republic)
10. SAM FELDT featuring RANI, “Post Malone” (Spinnin’/Warner)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (July 30, 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: newcomer Lil Tecca is up against Sam Smith‘s not-so-sleeper hit in the race for the top spot. Will this Lil name yield big action? Let’s add ’em up:

JUST A LIL BIT SHORT: During a slower week at the format, “How Do You Sleep?” by Sam Smith was the Most Added track at the Top 40 format for a second week, earning another 33 stations. Lil Tecca’s “Ransom” finishes just five adds behind him with 28. The latter song is already well into the top 30 on the Rhythmic radio list, though its most impressive stats thus far are at streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify, where it currently sits at #2 and #1 on their respective U.S.-based surveys.

After several weeks of minor activity, new titles from Kygo x Whitney Houston and Stephen Puth join the top ten for the first time. The late Houston last reached the top 50 at the format with 2002’s “Whatchulookinat”, which peaked at #46. Puth has yet to make the top 50 here, though his song “Sexual Vibe” did receive some unsolicited airplay at a handful of stations earlier this year.

Charting hits by NF and OneRepublic are among those titles holding in the top ten from a week ago, albeit with lower add totals.

With a new single from Ariana Grande and Social House ready to make the format its home, as well as rumored new music by Rihanna on the way, next Tuesday’s results will certainly be very interesting.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SAM SMITH, “How Do You Sleep?” (Capitol)
2. LIL TECCA, “Ransom” (Galactic/Republic)
3. ED SHEERAN featuring KHALID, “Beautiful People” (Atlantic)
4. BLANCO BROWN, “The Git Up” (BBR/BMG-Warner)
5-T. NF, “Time” (Caroline)
5-T. SAM FELDT featuring RANI, “Post Malone” (Spinnin’/Warner)
7. ONEREPUBLIC, “Rescue Me” (Interscope)
8-T. KYGO x WHITNEY HOUSTON, “Higher Love” (RCA)
8-T. STEPHEN PUTH, “Look Away” (Arista/RED)
10-T. HERVE PAGEZ & DIPLO featuring CHARLI XCX, “Spicy” (Mad Decent)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 28, 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. The end of July gives us lots of new tunes in the mix and a strong collaboration at the top, so let’s see what’s popping at the Top 40 format this Sunday:

EYE FOR AN “I”: Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber‘s “I Don’t Care” holds at #1 on the Top 40 chart for a second week, still about 1,200 spins ahead of Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy” at #2. “I” also holds at #1 on the Hot AC list and lands at #14 on the AC chart. At the current time, it’s unclear whether or not the collaboration will remain at the top for a third week, or if Eilish’s big track will sneak in. However, “Bad Guy” does lead the Alternative chart on the latest update, where it advances from 2-1.

Earning his 12th top 40 release at the format, Sam Smith‘s “How Do You Sleep?” debuts at #32 on the list. His recent chart-topper with Normani, “Dancing With A Stranger”, spent two weeks at #1 in May. Following Smith, Kaskade and Meghan Trainor leap from 42-36 with “With You”, marking Kaskade’s first top 40 entry here and Trainor’s 11th. Rising from 46-38 on the list, “Panini” is the second top 40 hit for Lil Nas X and the follow-up to “Old Town Road”, which peaked at #4 last month. Lastly, moving from 42-39, “My Man” marks the first top 40 song as an artist for Delacey, who previously wrote chart hits for Halsey and Zara Larsson.

There’s even more action in the top 50 this week, with OneRepublic blasting into the #44 spot with “Rescue Me”, a current top 20 hit on the Hot AC survey. It might become the band’s first top 40 single here in 2-1/2 years. A few spots lower, NF bows at #47 with “Time”, as the performer looks to earn his fourth top 40 song to date next month. This week’s list also sees Monsta X reach the top 50 for the first time with “Who Do U Love?”, a collaboration with French Montana that begins at #49. The group’s new Japanese-language album, titled Phenomenon, is due in a few weeks.

Next week, look out for potential new chart entries from Chris Brown and Drake, as well as Illenium and Jon Bellion.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (July 23, 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: Sam Smith tops the report, as he catches some ZZZ’s and the top spot in the world of adds. Don’t get sleepy just yet… we still have to add ’em up:

IN “DO” TIME: Coming off his two-week #1 single “Dancing With A Stranger”, a collaboration with Normani that landed at the top in May, Sam Smith had a sizable impact week for his follow-up release. “How Do You Sleep?” rested comfortably at 85 stations this week, leaping ahead of a second place finish for NF‘s “Time” (earning 52 stations) and a third place finish for OneRepublic‘s “Rescue Me” (47 stations) on the log. All three songs started below the top 50 on last Sunday’s published update, but they will grab a spot in the region by Sunday, as several older tracks will be pulled from the list. As expected, “How” will debut the highest.

Current chart hits from Blanco Brown and the Jonas Brothers are among those tunes that are stable in the top ten here on the latest adds list.

Though no releases are currently listed as impacting next week, look for songs from Ali Gatie and NCT 127, both headed for adds in two weeks, to pick up some early support.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. SAM SMITH, “How Do You Sleep?” (Capitol)
2. NF, “Time” (Caroline)
3. ONEREPUBLIC, “Rescue Me” (Interscope)
4. ED SHEERAN featuring KHALID, “Beautiful People” (Atlantic)
5. BLANCO BROWN, “The Git Up” (BBR/BMG-Warner)
6. JONAS BROTHERS, “Only Human” (Republic)
7-T. LIL NAS X, “Panini” (Columbia)
7-T. SAM FELDT featuring RANI, “Post Malone” (Spinnin’/Warner)
9. ELLIE GOULDING & JUICE WRLD, “Hate Me” (Polydor/Interscope)
10. POST MALONE featuring YOUNG THUG, “Goodbyes” (Republic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (July 22-23, 2019)

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 six new tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

CHRIS BROWN featuring DRAKE – “No Guidance” (RCA)
Album: Indigo (2019)
Past T40 History: Despite his history on the Rhythmic and Urban lists, Brown last charted as a lead artist here with 2016’s “Zero”.

NF – “Time” (Caroline)
Album: The Search (2019)
Past T40 History: Of the rapper’s three chart songs to date, the biggest was the #1 smash “Let You Down” from March of last year.

ONEREPUBLIC – “Rescue Me” (Mosley/Interscope)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Though this band continues to chart well at the Hot AC format, it’s been 2-1/2 years since they last ranked here.

SAM FELDT featuring RANI – “Post Malone” (Spinnin’/Warner)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Neither artist has charted here. Feldt’s 2015 cover of Robin S’s “Show Me Love” scored some minor pop airplay.

SAM SMITH – “How Do You Sleep?” (Capitol)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: After landing just below the top 50 on last Sunday’s update, Smith is looking for his third #1 song at the format.

STEPHEN PUTH – “Look Away” (Arista/RED)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: This is Puth’s first cut to see a wide release at the Top 40 format. He is the brother of chart-topper Charlie Puth.

Next week: No songs are currently listed as impacting at the format, but that could soon change…

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

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