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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (July 4, 2021)

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. These new tracks have the freedom and independence to chart at the format, so let’s see what’s popping this week:

“MORE” TO CELEBRATE: From her recent #2 album Planet Her, Doja Cat has the new #1 song on the Top 40 radio chart with “Kiss Me More”, a collaboration with SZA. This is the second #1 tune at the format for the former and the first for the latter. Next time around, the two women will face a bit of competition from Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo for the top spot on the list. We’ll see what happens on Sunday.

Speaking of Doja Cat, she has this week’s highest top 40 entry with “You Right”, a collaboration with The Weeknd. Advancing from 41-24, it marks their seventh and 18th top 40 singles, respectively. Lower down, Dua Lipa has a strong debut at #37 with “Love Again”, becoming her 14th top 40 hit to date. This is the fourth entry to chart from the original release of her 2020 album Future Nostalgia, though there have been additional singles that can be found on an expanded reissue of the set from earlier this year. Lastly, Tomorrow x Together lifts from 42-40 with “Magic”, as the group claims their first top 40 hit.

Christian pop and rap artist Nic D lands at #43 with “Fine Apple”, a recent viral song on the video app TikTok. It’s his first appearance on the Top 40 chart. Meanwhile, Anne-Marie and Niall Horan come in at #45 with “Our Song”, which is currently in the top 30 at Hot AC radio.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 20, 2021)

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: Regard, Troye Sivan and Tate McRae have a great collaboration that you can view at the top of the list. Let’s add ’em up:

REGARDING THE REPORT: With a cool 43 adds on impact, Regard, Troye Sivan and Tate McRae took the Most Added track at the Top 40 format this week with “You”. The collaboration follows McRae’s climb to the top of the pop chart last weekend with “You Broke Me First” in its 28th week in the top 40. Look for “You” to rank somewhere in the top 50 by this coming weekend. The single should also do fairly well at the Dance format, where it also takes the Most Added title this week.

Charting singles from Duncan Laurence, Justin Bieber and Kali Uchis returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. REGARD, TROYE SIVAN & TATE MCRAE, “You” (Ministry Of Sound/Epic)
2. LIL NAS X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” (Columbia)
3. DOJA CAT featuring SZA, “Kiss Me More” (Kemosabe/RCA)
4. NESSA BARRETT featuring JXDN, “La Di Die” (Warner)
5. AJ MITCHELL, “Stop” (Epic)
6. KALI UCHIS, “Telepatía” (Virgin EMI/Interscope)
7. DUNCAN LAURENCE, “Arcade” (Capitol)
8-T. GIVĒON, “Heartbreak Anniversary” (Not So Fast/Epic)
8-T. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Hold On” (Def Jam)
10. SOFIA CARSON, “Fool’s Gold” (Hollywood)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 13, 2021)

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: Doja Cat and SZA give much “More” to the panel with their new hit. Let’s add ’em up:

“KISS” MY ADDS: The latest release from Doja Cat and SZA, “Kiss Me More”, easily took the Most Added title at the Top 40 format today with 125 commitments on impact. It entered at #33 on last weekend’s published list. The two women also led today’s report at the Rhythmic format, putting up 47 adds there. It’s likely to do well on both charts through the spring and summer.

The only other new title in the top five comes from AJ Mitchell, whose “Stop” earned 33 stations on impact and tied for third place. Does it become his fourth top 40 entry at the format in the coming weeks? We’ll find out soon.

Charting singles from Justin Bieber, Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you next week for another action-packed adds session.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DOJA CAT featuring SZA, “Kiss Me More” (Kemosabe/RCA)
2. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Déjà Vu” (Geffen/Interscope)
3-T. AJ MITCHELL, “Stop” (Epic)
3-T. LIL NAS X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” (Columbia)
5. DEMI LOVATO featuring ARIANA GRANDE, “Met Him Last Night” (Island/Republic)
6-T. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Hold On” (Def Jam)
6-T. KALI UCHIS, “Telepatía” (Virgin EMI/Interscope)
8-T. ARIANA GRANDE, “POV” (Republic)
8-T. NESSA BARRETT featuring JXDN, “La Di Die” (Warner)
10. SOFIA CARSON, “Fool’s Gold” (Hollywood)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (April 12-13, 2021)

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 four tracks impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

AJ MITCHELL, “Stop” (Epic)
Album: Skyview (2021)
Past T40 History: Mitchell narrowly missed earning his fourth top 40 song in July with “Burn”, which peaked at #42 on the chart.

DEMI LOVATO featuring ARIANA GRANDE, “Met Him Last Night” (Island/Republic)
Album: Dancing With The Devil… The Art Of Starting Over (2021)
Past T40 History: This is replacing “Dancing With The Devil” as the new single from Lovato’s album. “Devil” got to #40 last week.

DOJA CAT featuring SZA, “Kiss Me More” (Kemosabe/RCA)
Album: Planet Her (2021)
Past T40 History: After a big first day of airplay, this release easily crashed into the top 40. It’s their sixth and seventh top 40 hits.

NESSA BARRETT featuring JXDN, “La Di Die” (Warner)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: This track is nearing the top 20 at Alternative radio. Jxdn’s “Angels & Demons” hit #49 at Top 40 radio last fall.

Next week: songs from Beach Bunny and Jackson Wang hope to hop along and up the adds report.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (April 11, 2021)

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 week’s pair of chart entries are all about me… but when it comes to you, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

‘FORE SCORES AGAIN: Billie Eilish remains at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart for a second week with “Therefore I Am”. Earlier this year, the single also spent two weeks at the top of the Alternative chart, where it was recently removed to recurrent status. Meanwhile, it’s active in the top ten at the Hot AC format, moving up 8-6 this week.

The new tune from Doja Cat and SZA purrs up the pop radio chart with a debut at #33. “Kiss Me More” earns the two artists their sixth and seventh top 40 singles, respectively. Meanwhile, Lil Nas X bolts from 50-34 with his fourth top 40 hit, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”.

There are no new entries in this week’s top 50. Recent impacting titles by Annika Wells and Sofia Carson are among the tracks looking to sneak into the region next weekend, but they’ll have to compete with a number of other releases.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 23, 2021)

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: the pop panel shifts into overdrive for Conan Gray. Let’s add ’em up:

GRAY SLAYS: As he looks for his third top 40 hit at the format, Conan Gray is off to a great start with “Overdrive”. With 45 adds during the session, it’s the Most Added song at Top 40 radio this week. Labelmates Glass Animals take second place with 41 new commitments on “Heat Waves”, their current top five track on the Alternative radio list. Rounding out the top three, AJR picks up a nice 24 adds for “Way Less Sad”, still two weeks ahead of its official impact date. The release either led or tied for first at both the Alternative and Hot AC formats this week.

Charting singles from Daya, Dua Lipa and Masked Wolf returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

We’ll see you for more chart activity next Tuesday on the birthday week edition of the report!

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. CONAN GRAY, “Overdrive” (Republic)
2. GLASS ANIMALS, “Heat Waves” (Republic)
3. AJR, “Way Less Sad” (S-Curve/Hollywood)
4. DAYA, “Bad Girl” (Sandlot/AWAL)
5. DUA LIPA, “We’re Good” (Warner)
6. MASKED WOLF, “Astronaut In The Ocean” (Elektra/EMG)
7. CARDI B, “Up” (Atlantic)
8-T. G-EAZY featuring CHRIS BROWN & MARK MORRISON, “Provide” (RCA)
8-T. SZA, “Good Days” (Top Dawg/RCA)
8-T. THE KID LAROI, “Without You” (Grade A/Columbia)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (February 21, 2021)

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. Ready for our rocket ride to planet pop? It’s time for all you audio astronauts to discover what’s popping at the format this week:

ALIVE AT “35”: Pop superstar Ariana Grande remains at the top for a second week with “34+35”, the second consecutive chart-topper from her recent studio album Positions. However, Grande’s hit is likely to be unseated next week, as Olivia Rodrigo cruises down the highway of hits from 5-2 with “Driver’s License”.

New to the top 40, Cardi B moves from 44-39 with “Up”, while SZA rises a spot from 41-40 with “Good Days”. It’s the ninth top 40 song here for the former and the sixth for the latter. (Had Mediabase credited Cardi B for her featured slot on Ed Sheeran‘s “South Of The Border” that she shared with Camila Cabello, it would be her tenth.)

Format newcomers Masked Wolf and Jessia lead three new entries in the top 50 with their current viral tracks “Astronaut In The Ocean” and “I’m Not Pretty”, which debut at #43 and #44, respectively. Further down, G-Eazy lands at #48 with his Chris Brown and Mark Morrison-assisted “Provide”, which samples the latter’s 1997 hit “Return Of The Mack”.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 16, 2021)

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: Dua Lipa is all good with a huge week at the format. Let’s add ’em up:

“GOOD” TIMES: Soaring onto the adds report with 153 stations on impact, Dua Lipa easily takes the Most Added title at the Top 40 format this week with “We’re Good”, a new single from the Moonlight Edition of her giant album Future Nostalgia. It landed at #34 on last Sunday’s official chart and looks to be climbing solidly by the weekend.

Well behind Lipa, Cardi B and Daya tied with 21 adds and a second place rank for “Up” and “Bad Girl”, respectively. Both singles reached the top 50 on Sunday due to a larger purge of older songs.

Charting singles from Ava Max, SZA and The Kid LAROI returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

After finishing in eighth place this week, G-Eazy‘s collaboration with Chris Brown and Mark Morrison hopes that the panel is ready to provide it with some more adds next Tuesday.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN (ELEVEN)
1. DUA LIPA, “We’re Good” (Warner)
2-T. CARDI B, “Up” (Atlantic)
2-T. DAYA, “Bad Girl” (Sandlot/AWAL)
4-T. AVA MAX, “My Head & My Heart” (Atlantic)
4-T. DOJA CAT, “Streets” (Kemosabe/RCA)
6-T. GLASS ANIMALS, “Heat Waves” (Republic)
6-T. THE KID LAROI, “Without You” (Grade A/Columbia)
8-T. G-EAZY featuring CHRIS BROWN & MARK MORRISON, “Provide” (RCA)
8-T. TIËSTO, “The Business” (Atlantic)
10-T. JESSIA, “I’m Not Pretty” (Artist Driven/Republic)
10-T. SZA, “Good Days” (Top Dawg/RCA)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (February 15-16, 2021)

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 five singles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DAYA – “Bad Girl” (Sandlot-AWAL/in2une)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: Daya is hoping to earn her third top 40 single at the format. Her last chart entry, “New”, peaked at #33 in 2017.

DOJA CAT – “Streets” (Kemosabe/RCA)
Album: Hot Pink (2019)
Past T40 History: Ah, the power of TikTok! The app has aided her next single choice, just as it did for her #1 hit “Say So” last year.

DUA LIPA – “We’re Good” (Warner)
Album: Future Nostalgia (The Moonlight Edition) (2021)
Past T40 History: From a reissue of Lipa’s popular 2020 album, the song follows three top five hits in a row, with two going to #1.

JESSIA – “I’m Not Pretty” (Artist Driven/Republic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: This Canadian newcomer impacts at the format for the first time. Her release was a recent viral tune on TikTok.

SZA – “Good Days” (Top Dawg/RCA)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: This track has already reached the top 30 (and may head higher) on both the Rhythmic and Urban radio charts.

Next week: we’ll see if the format provides for the new collaboration from G-Eazy, Chris Brown and Mark Morrison.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (February 9, 2021)

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: Ava Max heads to the top of the list with her latest hit. Let’s add ’em up:

“HEART” RULES THE CHART: Following its three-week run as the second Most Added track at the Top 40 format, “My Head & My Heart” by Ava Max finally lands at the top of the adds report, picking up another 27 new stations this week.

New format releases by Glass Animals and Daya score some action from the panel this week, with the former finishing in fourth place with “Heat Waves” and the latter tying for sixth with “Bad Girl”. They take in 21 and 19 stations, respectively.

Charting singles from SZA and The Kid LAROI returned to the top ten on the adds report this week.

Look for the aforementioned Daya to score some more good adds for “Bad Girl” next Tuesday.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. AVA MAX, “My Head & My Heart” (Atlantic)
2. THE KID LAROI, “Without You” (Grade A/Columbia)
3. TRAVIS SCOTT & HVME, “Goosebumps” (Cactus Jack-B1/Epic)
4. GLASS ANIMALS, “Heat Waves” (Republic)
5. JASON DERULO featuring ADAM LEVINE, “Lifestyle” (Atlantic)
6-T. DAYA, “Bad Girl” (Sandlot/AWAL)
6-T. NELLY & FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, “Lil Bit” (RECORDS/Columbia)
8. SIGALA featuring JAMES ARTHUR, “Lasting Lover” (Last Nite/Arista)
9. CARDI B, “Up” (Atlantic)
10. SZA, “Good Days” (Top Dawg/RCA)

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