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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 17, 2016

"All about" him.

This chart’s “all about” him.

DEBUTS
40. FRENSHIP featuring Emily Warren – Capsize
39. Katy Perry – Rise
38. Nathan Sykes – Give It Up
35. Britney Spears featuring G-Eazy – Make Me… | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. Serena Ryder – Got Your Number (35) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
26. Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y. (32) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
22. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (27)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Zayn – Like I Would (11) | PEAK: #10
09. OneRepublic – Wherever I Go (09) | PEAK: #09
08. Tegan And Sara – Boyfriend (05) | PEAK: #05
07. P!nk – Just Like Fire (04) | PEAK: #03
06. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
05. Ingrid Michaelson – Hell No (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Bastille – Good Grief (06) | PEAK: #03
02. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
01. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Mary Lambert – Hang Out With You (4)
2. Adam Friedman featuring Mike Posner – Lemonade (3)
3. Weathers – Happy Pills (2)
4. The Wind + The Wave – Grand Canyon (1)
5. Grouplove – Welcome To Your Life (-)
6. Gavin DeGraw – She Sets The City On Fire (-)
7. High Dive Heart – Misfit (8)
8. Hailey Knox – Geeks (10)
9. X Ambassadors featuring Jamie N Commons – Low Life (6)
10. Miike Snow – My Trigger (-)

In The Mix:
Bronze Radio Return – Only Temporary
COIN – Talk Too Much
Eric Hutchinson – Anyone Who Knows Me
James TW – When You Love Someone (new)
MAGIC! – Red Dress (new)
O.A.R. – Follow Me, Follow You
Olly Murs – You Don’t Know Love
Stanaj – Romantic (new)

Chart Notes:

  • After five big weeks at the top, “Can’t Stop The Feeling” from Justin Timberlake is forced down to #2 by a newcomer. At 22 years old, Jordan Fisher has a big future ahead in worlds of film and music. His debut single, “All About Us”, climbs 2-1 in its 11th week on the chart. It’s also in the top 30 at pop radio, where it scored a sizable amount of adds upon impact. It’s been nearly 25 years since his label, Hollywood Records, scored their first top 40 hit at the format: “In My Dreams” by The Party, a #16 hit from late 1991 and early 1992.
  • Four strong debuts make the chart this week, but the situation is looking a little bit different than what I was expecting. The new entries are led by Britney Spears, making her splashy return with “Make Me…”, coming in at #35. The single reached #1 on iTunes shortly after its release, and is currently at #2. It features rapper G-Eazy. This song’s release comes as several clips from its music video leaked a few days ago. Will it become Spears’s first top ten on my chart in five years? Stay tuned!
  • Nathan Sykes has ranked in my top 40 on his own and with his bandmates in The Wanted. This week, it’s another of his solo singles that makes the countdown. “Give It Up” is new at #38. The track impacts at CHR/Top 40 radio this Tuesday. In the history of the pop radio chart, two other singles with that exact title, but a different song, have hit the top 40. In 1984, it was KC (without the Sunshine Band) that got to #19 with it. Then, in 1992, the title reached #17 for Wilson Phillips.
  • Further down the chart, Katy Perry is new at #39 with “Rise”. If you haven’t heard it on the radio yet, chances are that you will soon, as it’ll be featured in NBC’s coverage of the Rio Olympics in August. However, it’s important to note that “Rise” is not the lead single from her forthcoming album. As of this post, it’s #1 at iTunes in over two dozen countries.
  • One spot below Perry is “Capsize” from FRENSHIP and Emily Warren, two newcomers to my top 40, which comes in at #40. It’s been a huge streaming song at Spotify, totaling nearly 69 million plays thus far. The California duo was featured in my 16 For ’16 list, spotlighting emerging acts, in December of last year.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 10, 2016

Rock and Troll dreams come through.

Five times the “Feeling”.

DEBUTS
40. Kungs vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl

TOP GAINERS
35. Serena Ryder – Got Your Number (40)
32. Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y. (39)
28. Lukas Graham – Mama Said (33)
24. Troye Sivan featuring Alessia Cara – Wild (29)
15. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (23) | BIGGEST MOVER

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Barns Courtney – Fire (07) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
09. OneRepublic – Wherever I Go (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Tegan And Sara – Boyfriend (05) | PEAK: #05
07. Ingrid Michaelson – Hell No (06) | PEAK: #06
06. Bastille – Good Grief (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (09) | PEAK: #05
04. P!nk – Just Like Fire (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Wind + The Wave – Grand Canyon (1)
2. Weathers – Happy Pills (2)
3. Adam Friedman featuring Mike Posner – Lemonade (3)
4. Mary Lambert – Hang Out With You (9)
5. St. Lucia – Help Me Run Away (4)
6. X Ambassadors featuring Jamie N Commons – Low Life (7)
7. FRENSHIP featuring Emily Warren – Capsize (-)
8. High Dive Heart – Misfit (10)
9. Nathan Sykes – Give It Up (-)
10. Hailey Knox – Geeks (-)

In The Mix:
Bronze Radio Return – Only Temporary (new)
COIN – Talk Too Much
Elton John – A Good Heart
Eric Hutchinson – Anyone Who Knows Me
Miike Snow – My Trigger
O.A.R. – Follow Me, Follow You (new)
Olly Murs – You Don’t Know Love (new)

Chart Notes:

  • The battle between Bastille and Passenger doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. The former’s “Good Grief” climbs 8-6 this week, while the latter’s “Somebody’s Love” leapfrogs over it to #5, up four places. Both songs have been in the top 40 for just four weeks, an incredible achievement for both acts. Who’s going to end up with this summer’s biggest hit? We may find out in the next few weeks. “Good” sits below the top ten on Alternative and Triple A radio, while “Somebody’s” is in the top 50 at the latter format.
  • This week’s Biggest Mover belongs to Wrabel, up 23-15 with “11 Blocks”. It’s his fifth week in the countdown, and it’ll likely be just a couple more weeks until the song hits the top ten. Also, for you block enthusiasts out there, this top 40 entry is the first “block” single to rank on my chart since 2002’s “Jenny From The Block” by Jennifer Lopez. Believe it or not, that hit was released on the same label as “11 Blocks”. The more you know…
  • The only debut this week is a song that’s already been a big international hit, and it’s about to break the top 50 on pop radio here in the States. “This Girl” is by French DJ Kungs and Australian trio Cookin’ On 3 Burners, entering at #40. It’s the first time on my personal chart for both acts.
  • Next week, we could see Mary Lambert back in the top 40 for the first time since her top ten “Secrets”, or newcomers like Adam Friedman, Hailey Knox and Weathers might make their chart debut. Regardless of what happens, I’ll cover it. I hope to see you back next Sunday!

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 3, 2016

Rock and Troll dreams come through.

Once more, with “Feeling”.

DEBUTS
40. Serena Ryder – Got Your Number
39. Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y.
38. Rob Thomas – Pieces | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Lukas Graham – Mama Said (38)
31. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (36)
29. Troye Sivan featuring Alessia Cara – Wild (35)
23. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (28)
09. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (17)
08. Bastille – Good Grief (19) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. OneRepublic – Wherever I Go (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (17) | PEAK: #09
08. Bastille – Good Grief (19) | PEAK: #08
07. Barns Courtney – Fire (05) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
06. Ingrid Michaelson – Hell No (09) | PEAK: #06
05. Tegan And Sara – Boyfriend (07) | PEAK: #05
04. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (04) | PEAK: #04
03. P!nk – Just Like Fire (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (01) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. The Wind + The Wave – Grand Canyon (2)
2. Weathers – Happy Pills (4)
3. Adam Friedman featuring Mike Posner – Lemonade (7)
4. St. Lucia – Help Me Run Away (6)
5. MUNA – Loudspeaker (3)
6. Brendan James – Bring My Love Home (5)
7. X Ambassadors featuring Jamie N Commons – Low Life (10)
8. Kungs vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl (-)
9. Mary Lambert – Hang Out With You (-)
10. High Dive Heart – Misfit (-)

In The Mix:
Christina Aguilera – Change
COIN – Talk Too Much
Elton John – A Good Heart
Eric Hutchinson – Anyone Who Knows Me
FRENSHIP featuring Emily Warren – Capsize (new)
Hailey Knox – Geeks
Miike Snow – My Trigger
The Avett Brothers – Ain’t No Man
Tom Odell – Magnetised

Chart Notes:

  • The highest of this week’s three new entries is from a chart regular. In fact, this is only one of two artists in the top 40 to be listed on my first chart from September 1999. Back then, it was a featured appearance on Santana‘s “Smooth”. Now, Rob Thomas has his 24th top 40 hit combined on my chart with “Pieces”, new at #38. It’s from his The Great Unknown set, an album that’s now given him three hits.
  • Country duo Florida Georgia Line grab their third crossover hit on my chart with “H.O.L.Y.”, debuting at #39 this week. The song is currently surging in the top five on their core radio format, while it’s also approaching the top 40 at Hot AC. It’s going to be some time before they reach the #3 peak of “Cruise” from 2013, their biggest hit to date.
  • The last time Serena Ryder was on my chart, she hit #17 with the song “Stompa”. Three years later, she returns with “Got Your Number”, new at #40 this week. It’s already seeing some good gains at Hot AC radio in her native Canada.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 26, 2016

Rock and Troll dreams come through.

“Feeling” real good.

DEBUTS
39. The 1975 – Somebody Else
38. Lukas Graham – Mama Said
36. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore
35. Troye Sivan featuring Alessia Cara – Wild | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. Dagny – Backbeat (34)
19. Bastille – Good Grief (31) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
17. Passenger – Somebody’s Love (29) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. OneRepublic – Wherever I Go (14) | PEAK: #10
09. Ingrid Michaelson – Hell No (13) | PEAK: #09
08. DNCE – Toothbrush (06) | PEAK: #06
07. Tegan And Sara – Boyfriend (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Fitz & The Tantrums – HandClap (07) | PEAK: #03
05. Barns Courtney – Fire (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
04. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (05) | PEAK: #04
03. P!nk – Just Like Fire (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y. (1)
2. The Wind + The Wave – Grand Canyon (3)
3. MUNA – Loudspeaker (2)
4. Weathers – Happy Pills (8)
5. Brendan James – Bring My Love Home (5)
6. St. Lucia – Help Me Run Away (6)
7. Adam Friedman featuring Mike Posner – Lemonade (-)
8. Cobi – Darker Than Dawn (Don’t You Cry For Me) (4)
9. Rob Thomas – Pieces (-)
10. X Ambassadors featuring Jamie N Commons – Low Life (7)

In The Mix:
Christina Aguilera – Change
COIN – Talk Too Much
Elton John – A Good Heart
Eric Hutchinson – Anyone Who Knows Me
Hailey Knox – Geeks (new)
High Dive Heart – Misfit
Kungs vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl (new)
Mary Lambert – Hang Out With You
Miike Snow – My Trigger
Sara Hartman – Satellite
Serena Ryder – Got Your Number (new)
The Avett Brothers – Ain’t No Man
Tom Odell – Magnetised

Chart Notes:

  • Troye Sivan has one of the biggest songs on my chart so far this year with “Youth”, a three-week #1 that currently falls to #37, down a spot from last week. This week, he lands my Highest Debut at #35 with an updated version of “Wild”. The new mix features singer Alessia Cara. Both of those tracks (“Wild” in its original form) can be found on Blue Neighbourhood, which Sivan released last year.
  • The New York duo Phantogram had a big top five Alternative hit in 2014 with “Fall In Love”. That song didn’t quite make my chart, but their new single is definitely catching on with me. “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” comes in at #36. It’s off to a great start at radio, and should continue to do well through the late summer and early fall.
  • Following their international smash “7 Years”, the Danish quartet Lukas Graham is hitting U.S. radio with “Mama Said”. It’s a new entry at #38 this week. The song interpolates the popular “It’s The Hard Knock Life” from the musical Annie.
  • Lastly, at #39, is the third top 40 single from The 1975‘s I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it album. “Somebody Else” follows “The Sound”, which recently hit #3 and comes in at #31 this week.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 19, 2016

Rock and Troll dreams come through.

“Stop” gets the green light again.

DEBUTS
31. Bastille – Good Grief
29. Passenger – Somebody’s Love | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Wrabel – 11 Blocks (37)
22. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (30) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Chris Ayer – On The Blvd (11) | PEAK: #10
09. The Strumbellas – Spirits (07) | PEAK: #02
08. Tegan And Sara – Boyfriend (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Fitz & The Tantrums – HandClap (05) | PEAK: #03
06. DNCE – Toothbrush (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (09) | PEAK: #05
04. Barns Courtney – Fire (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. P!nk – Just Like Fire (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y. (1)
2. MUNA – Loudspeaker (2)
3. The Wind + The Wave – Grand Canyon (4)
4. Cobi – Darker Than Dawn (Don’t You Cry For Me) (3)
5. Brendan James – Bring My Love Home (5)
6. St. Lucia – Help Me Run Away (6)
7. X Ambassadors featuring Jamie N Commons – Low Life (7)
8. Weathers – Happy Pills (9)
9. Tom Odell – Magnetised (10)
10. Sara Hartman – Satellite (8)

In The Mix:
Christina Aguilera – Change (new)
COIN – Talk Too Much
Elton John – A Good Heart
Eric Hutchinson – Anyone Who Knows Me (new)
Haley Reinhart – Better
High Dive Heart – Misfit (new)
Lukas Graham – Mama Said
Mary Lambert – Hang Out With You
Miike Snow – My Trigger
Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (new)
Rob Thomas – Pieces (new)
The Avett Brothers – Ain’t No Man

Chart Notes:

  • Two of the biggest acts to debut on my personal chart in 2013 return with some massive new songs. The singer/songwriter born in the English town of Brighton claims the Highest Debut of the two, coming in at #29. He’s four-time Adam’s Top 40 chart-topper Passenger, and his single is “Somebody’s Love”. It goes for Triple A adds later this month. His new album is titled Young As The Morning Old As The Sea, and it’s due on September 23. Needless to say, I’m very excited to hear it.
  • The only other debut this week is from rockers Bastille, the English quartet that has a pair of chart-toppers thus far. That could change to three if “Good Grief” makes it to the top, but for now, it’s in at #31. Their new album, Wild World, is set to come out later this year. What kind of weird science awaits us on the new set? I’m sure we’ll find out soon.
  • Next week is looking like a really active chart, with the potential for as many as six debuts! There’s a mix of established acts and newcomers that are waiting in the wings, so check back to see who makes it into the 40.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: June 12, 2016

Rock and Troll dreams come through.

Rock and Troll dreams come through.

DEBUTS
40. AudioDamn! – Don’t Call Me When It’s Over
37. Wrabel – 11 Blocks | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
30. Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better (40) | BIGGEST MOVER
27. LÉON – Tired Of Talking (34)
26. Gwen Stefani – Misery (31)
25. Parachute – Without You (30)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Tegan And Sara – Boyfriend (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Jordan Fisher – All About Us (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Daya – Sit Still, Look Pretty (08) | PEAK: #08
07. The Strumbellas – Spirits (06) | PEAK: #02
06. DNCE – Toothbrush (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Fitz & The Tantrums – HandClap (05) | PEAK: #03
04. Barns Courtney – Fire (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. P!nk – Just Like Fire (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y. (3)
2. MUNA – Loudspeaker (1)
3. Cobi – Darker Than Dawn (Don’t You Cry For Me) (2)
4. The Wind + The Wave – Grand Canyon (7)
5. Brendan James – Bring My Love Home (5)
6. St. Lucia – Help Me Run Away (6)
7. X Ambassadors featuring Jamie N Commons – Low Life (9)
8. Sara Hartman – Satellite (8)
9. Weathers – Happy Pills (-)
10. Tom Odell – Magnetised (-)

In The Mix:
COIN – Talk Too Much (new)
Elton John – A Good Heart
Haley Reinhart – Better
Lukas Graham – Mama Said (new)
Mary Lambert – Hang Out With You (new)
Miike Snow – My Trigger (new)
The Avett Brothers – Ain’t No Man

Chart Notes:

  • It’s a speedy rise to the top for Justin Timberlake‘s international smash, “Can’t Stop The Feeling”. It advances 2-1 in its sixth week on the chart. “Can’t” is featured on the soundtrack to the upcoming film Trolls, which isn’t out until November. (Spoiler alert: the song probably won’t be at #1 then.) Timberlake first hit #1 on my personal chart in 2000 as a part of the boy band *NSYNC.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is from 27-year-old Wrabel. He’s new at #37 with “11 Blocks”. Nearly two years ago, he was on this very blog when his Sideways EP was released. I enjoyed the interview then, and I’m really enjoying his latest song. It’s not available to purchase or stream yet, but it has debuted on a few Hot AC radio stations in the last few days.
  • The only other debut is the second chart single from AudioDamn!, “Don’t Call Me When It’s Over”. The German act calls in at #40 this week. This past January, they reached #31 with “Radar”. The trio recently shot a video for their latest single.

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RADIO REPORT: POP! Goes The Picks (June 2016)

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 during the month. Which tunes will climb to the top and which ones will hit a stop? Here’s a selection of new singles being serviced in June in this month’s Radio Report:

Tegan And Sara
TEGAN AND SARA – “Boyfriend” (June 6) (Hot AC)
Label: Warner Bros.
Already in the top 20 on my personal chart is this great song by the Canadian sisters, a single that’s already a radio hit up north. It’s going to be awesome to hear their album Love You To Death later today. “Boyfriend” packs a pop punch that may be more suitable for a CHR/Top 40 station, but there should definitely be some Hot AC interest come Monday. Check out their U.S. tour in the fall.

The Wind + The Wave
THE WIND + THE WAVE – “Grand Canyon” (June 6) (Triple A)
Label: Island/Republic
Dwight Baker and Patricia Lynn put out From The Wreckage two years ago and Covers One last year, both of which contained sync and streaming hits. Unfortunately, radio wasn’t on their side: “With Your Two Hands” couldn’t get out of the 30’s at the format. As their latest album brings them to a new label, can the team deliver them a single that sticks at stations this summer? We’ll see soon.

FRANKIE
FRANKIE – “New Obsession” (June 7) (CHR/Top 40)
Label: Gold’n Retriever/RCA
Frankie Miller and her Oakland boys are ready to bring that “New” sound to pop radio this month as the first release from the RCA imprint Gold’n Retriever, founded a year ago by EVP/GM Joe Riccitelli. The single (and debut EP Dreamstate) was first issued last year by the Nashville label South By Sea, which has placed a handful of indie pop and rock artists high on the Hype Machine charts.

Shawn Mendes
SHAWN MENDES – “Treat You Better” (June 7) (CHR/Top 40)
Label: Hollywood/Republic
Hot teen star Mendes is in the middle of recording his second full-length album with producer Jake Gosling, which will likely see its release later this year. It took some time to break the singer at pop radio: the third single from his last set, “Stitches”, climbed to #1 in its 23rd week in the top 40, one of the top ten longest runs ever to chart’s summit. Let’s hope this new single peaks more quickly.

Switchfoot
SWITCHFOOT – “Float” (June 7 / June 20) (Alternative / Triple A)
Label: Vanguard
After three albums with Atlantic Records, this California band made the switch to Vanguard for their tenth studio album. The set is titled Where The Light Shines Through, and “Float” keeps it a funky affair for the mainstream outlets. The group has a dozen chart singles at Alternative, all of them hitting between 2003 and 2014. Can a lucky 13th give the act their first top ten here in five years?

Elle King
ELLE KING – “Good Girls” (June 13) (Triple A)
Label: RCA
King had a big breakout moment last year when her “Ex’s & Oh’s” got a second life at Triple A radio, eventually crossing to multiple formats and multi-Platinum success. Though “America’s Sweetheart” and “Under The Influence” weren’t able to replicate the same numbers, perhaps radio will have a “Good” time with this single, from the soundtrack to the film Ghostbusters. Who ya gonna call?

LÉON
LÉON – “Tired Of Talking” (June 13) (Hot AC)
Label: Columbia
This new Swedish singer recently made her debut on my personal chart. Her first EP is called Treasure, and that is certainly what it is. “Tired” is looking to awaken the Hot AC airwaves, with streaming services like Spotify leading the way on championing her and a majority of the songs on the EP on its more influential lists. I’ll be rooting for it! A full-length album is due sometime later in 2016.

Beck
BECK – “Wow” (June 14) (Alternative)
Label: Fonograf/Capitol
Reinventing his sound once again, this musician’s latest single seems to find his core fans remembering the Midnite Vultures era. It might be a struggle to get this played on Alternative radio. After all, it has a very poppy influence to it, and opinions may be divided among the gatekeepers at the format. Could this give him his first entry to chart at CHR radio since 1996? It would be quite a story.

Jordan Fisher
JORDAN FISHER – “All About Us” (June 14) (CHR/Top 40)
Label: Hollywood
“All About Us” is the jam. No, seriously, it is. 22-year-old newcomer Fisher has a hot debut single that’s earning him a solid amount of pre-impact airplay at pop radio. On top of the leader list is, unsurprisingly, Radio Disney, but a couple of large markets have it in the mix as well. Though he’s past his Grease: Live image and sound, Fisher and his music should fit right in for the summer season.

RedOne
REDONE featuring ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, R. CITY, SHAGGY and SERAYAH – “Don’t You Need Somebody” (June 14) (CHR/Top 40)
Label: Warner Bros.
Producer Nadir Khayat, better known as RedOne, has helped the careers of many acts on the U.S. charts in the last decade, but the 44-year-old has never had a hit as a main-credited act. Fast forward to 2016, and a few of his friends have joined the party for a cut from his forthcoming album, RedOne Presents. The track has more than three million streams in just under two weeks worldwide.

Dagny
DAGNY – “Backbeat” (June 20) (Hot AC)
Label: Republic
Newcomer Dagny was featured on our 16 For ’16 emerging acts list back in December, and it’s great to see her single finally arriving at radio. The Norwegian performer has a very musical family: mother Marit is a jazz singer, and father Øystein is a guitarist. So far, the “Backbeat” goes on with spins at Alice/KLLC in San Francisco and SiriusXM’s The Pulse. Here’s hoping that it’ll be a fall smash.

COIN
COIN – “Talk Too Much” (June 21) (Alternative)
Label: Columbia
The Nashville quartet got a little Alternative play for their single “Run”, with huge support coming from SiriusXM’s Alt Nation, but the song never became the big hit that it should’ve been. Now, they’re trying again with their new track, which recently hit 800,000 streams on Spotify. That sounds like the start of some sweet success (at least as sweet as the cake on their single cover.) Stay tuned.

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