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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 7, 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: pop star Doja Cat is the fine feline at the top of the list. Let’s add ’em up:

“NEED” FOR ADDS: In a slow post-holiday week at the pop format, Doja Cat led the adds report with “Need To Know”, picking up a total of 20 adds this week. The song ranked at #29 on the published chart last weekend.

Tied for the runner-up spot with 19 adds each, Halsey‘s “I Am Not A Woman, I’m A God” (#26 last weekend) and Walker Hayes‘s “Fancy Like” (#37 last weekend) continue to perform well here.

Charting singles from Måneskin, Tai Verdes and Twenty One Pilots 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, “Need To Know” (Kemosabe/RCA)
2-T. HALSEY, “I Am Not A Woman, I’m A God” (Capitol)
2-T. WALKER HAYES, “Fancy Like” (Monument/RCA)
4. KANYE WEST featuring THE WEEKND & LIL BABY, “Hurricane” (G.O.O.D./Def Jam)
5. MÅNESKIN, “Beggin'” (Arista)
6. JACKSON WANG & INTERNET MONEY, “Drive You Home” (88rising/12Tone)
7. TAI VERDES, “A-O-K” (Last Nite/Arista)
8-T. ALESSO & MARSHMELLO featuring JAMES BAY, “Chasing Stars” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
8-T. FARRUKO, “Pepas” (Carbon Fiber/The Orchard)
8-T. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Saturday” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 17, 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: Lizzo and Cardi B tackle some rumors and records and end up at the top. Let’s add ’em up:

“RUMORS” HAS IT: With 148 stations on impact, “Rumors” is truthfully the Most Added tune at the Top 40 format, as Lizzo and Cardi B earned a big win on the report. The pair also took in 59 and 57 first-week adds at the Rhythmic and Urban formats, respectively, topping the reports there as well. Last Sunday, the collaboration debuted at #29 on the pop chart and should move up nicely through the fall.

In a distant second place, Billie Eilish secured another 43 stations on impact for the title cut from her recent album Happier Than Ever. It replaces “NDA” at radio, which just peaked at #25 without a bullet last week. Finishing in third place, WizKid landed at 32 new stations on impact with the Justin Bieber and Tems-assisted “Essence”.

Charting singles from Måneskin, Olivia Rodrigo and The Weeknd 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. LIZZO featuring CARDI B, “Rumors” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
2. BILLIE EILISH, “Happier Than Ever” (Darkroom/Interscope)
3. WIZKID featuring TEMS, “Essence” (Starboy/RCA)
4-T. BLACK EYED PEAS featuring SAWEETIE & LELE PONS, “Hit It” (Epic)
4-T. ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA, “Cold Heart” (Mercury/Warner-Interscope)
6. LIL NAS X & JACK HARLOW, “Industry Baby” (Columbia)
7. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Traitor” (Geffen/Interscope)
8. DIXIE (D’AMELIO) featuring RUBI ROSE, “Psycho” (HITCO/in2une)
9-T. MÅNESKIN, “Beggin'” (Arista)
9-T. THE WEEKND, “Take My Breath” (XO/Republic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 10, 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 Weeknd breathes some new life into the adds report with a big win. Let’s add ’em up:

“BREATH” CONTROL: The Top 40 radio panel took a breath and found “Take My Breath” in rare air at the top of the report. Scoring 165 stations on impact, the new single from The Weeknd dominated this week, pacing more than 100 adds ahead of the song in second place.

Looking for her fourth big hit from the album Sour, Olivia Rodrigo landed in third place on the log with another 49 stations on impact for “Traitor”. Finishing in fourth, “Hit It” earned 41 adds on impact, a collaboration from the Black Eyed Peas, Saweetie and Lele Pons.

Charting singles from Bazzi, Måneskin and Masked Wolf 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. THE WEEKND, “Take My Breath” (XO/Republic)
2. SILK SONIC, “Skate” (Aftermath Ent./Atlantic)
3. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Traitor” (Geffen/Interscope)
4. BLACK EYED PEAS featuring SAWEETIE & LELE PONS, “Hit It” (Epic)
5. LIL NAS X & JACK HARLOW, “Industry Baby” (Columbia)
6. MÅNESKIN, “Beggin'” (Arista)
7. BAZZI, “I Like That” (Atlantic)
8. MASKED WOLF, “Say So” (Elektra/EMG)
9. SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA featuring TY DOLLA $IGN & 070 SHAKE, “Lifetime” (SSA/Republic)
10. KANE BROWN x BLACKBEAR, “Memory” (RCA)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 9-10, 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 new titles impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BLACK EYED PEAS featuring SAWEETIE & LELE PONS, “Hit It” (Epic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: The band earned three top 40 hits from their last album Translation. Will this collaboration also translate here?

MASKED WOLF, “Say So” (Elektra/EMG)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: “Say” is the follow-up to the international hit “Astronaut In The Ocean”, which reached #8 at the Top 40 format.

OLIVIA HOLT, “Next” (Hollywood)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: In 2017, Holt peaked at #50 with “History”. Though she’s impacted with further songs, she hasn’t charted again.

THE WEEKND, “Take My Breath” (XO/Republic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: “Take” scored a giant debut at #29 on the chart over the weekend, marking the singer’s 19th top 40 song to date.

Next week: the rumors of a new Lizzo single are true… will the Top 40 format be ready?

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 8, 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. For the songs that will (hopefully) last a lifetime, here’s what’s popping at the format this week:

THREE “GOOD” WEEKS: For the third consecutive week, Olivia Rodrigo remains at #1 on the Top 40 chart with “Good 4 U”, while her prior single “Déjà Vu” advances from 3-2. Rodrigo isn’t the first performer to hold down the top two positions at the format, though this kind of achievement is fairly rare so early into an artist’s charting days. You can expect her to hold down the #1 and #2 spots again next week. Will it be in the same order? Stay tuned.

Another five new songs enter the top 40 this week, with Silk Sonic coming in the highest with “Skate”. The song glides from 46-27, marking the second top 40 song at the format for the duo and Anderson .Paak, as well as the 23rd for Bruno Mars. Entering way up at #29, “Take My Breath” is the 19th top 40 hit for The Weeknd, whose new single is also starting out well at the Hot AC and Rhythmic radio formats. Up from 42-37, Dixie (who charted a year ago as Dixie D’Amelio) is in with the Rubi Rose-assisted “Psycho”. It’s the second top 40 entry for the former and the first for latter. Lifting from 41-39, Alessia Cara returns with “Sweet Dream”, now her 11th top 40 hit to date. Finally, the new Swedish House Mafia, Ty Dolla $ign and 070 Shake collaboration moves from 45-40. “Lifetime” is the third top 40 hit for the trio (and first since 2013), the eighth for $ign and the first for Shake.

YouTube personality turned singer Conan Gray debuts at #42 with “People Watching”, as Elle King and Miranda Lambert enter at #46 with “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”, a collaboration that’s also currently charting at the Country and Hot AC radio formats. Khalid comes in at #49 with “New Normal”, while Big Red Machine and Taylor Swift barely sneak in at #50 with “Renegade”.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (July 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: new releases flew into the top four spots, but only one Kid hit the top. Let’s add ’em up:

“STAY” IN POSITION: Summer comes alive this week with a number of hot titles making their debut on the adds report. In the lead spot with 137 adds for its first week, “Stay” looks to, well, stay on the airwaves for The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber. The new hit, which was originally listed as impacting for next Tuesday, entered last week’s official chart at #38.

Post Malone was next with “Motley Crew”, starting in the runner-up position with 90 adds. It easily led this week’s report at the Rhythmic format, scoring a hefty 61 first week stations there. At Urban radio, the song was less successful: it started in ninth place with 22 adds total.

With 66 new stations, “NDA” came in third this week, as Billie Eilish earned 15 adds and a second place finish at the Alternative format.

Finally, Kane Brown and Blackbear pulled in a very respectable 52 commitments with “Memory”, which charged into fourth place.

Charting singles from Bella Poarch, Doja Cat and Maroon 5 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. THE KID LAROI & JUSTIN BIEBER, “Stay” (Columbia)
2. POST MALONE, “Motley Crew” (Republic)
3. BILLIE EILISH, “NDA” (Darkroom/Interscope)
4. KANE BROWN x BLACKBEAR, “Memory” (RCA)
5. DUA LIPA, “Love Again” (Warner)
6. MAROON 5, “Lost” (222/Interscope)
7. DOJA CAT featuring THE WEEKND, “You Right” (Kemosabe/RCA)
8. TRINIDAD CARDONA, “Dinero” (Run-It-Up/Island/Republic)
9. BELLA POARCH, “Build A Bitch” (Warner)
10. NF, “Just Like You” (Virgin)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (July 6, 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 gets a whole lot of love again for her latest radio single. Let’s add ’em up:

“LOVE” FOR LIPA: After starting off with 49 early adds and a third place finish last Tuesday, Dua Lipa took over the top spot on the adds report this week with 56 more stations for “Love Again”, the new single from the Future Nostalgia album. The song entered the chart at #37 on the most recent update last weekend. It’s also picking up some minor airplay at the Hot AC and Rhythmic radio formats, though it hasn’t impacted at either of them yet.

Watch out for new and emerging singles from Trinidad Cardona and Maroon 5: the former and his “Dinero” tied for third place with 20 stations, thanks in part to its viral success on TikTok, while the latter picked up another 15 stations for their “Lost”, landing in fifth place.

Charting singles from Nic D, Tai Verdes and Tones And I 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. DUA LIPA, “Love Again” (Warner)
2. DOJA CAT featuring THE WEEKND, “You Right” (Kemosabe/RCA)
3-T. TATE MCRAE x KHALID, “Working” (RCA)
3-T. TRINIDAD CARDONA, “Dinero” (Run-It-Up/Island/Republic)
5-T. MAROON 5, “Lost” (222/Interscope)
5-T. TONES AND I, “Cloudy Day” (Bad Batch-Elektra/EMG)
7-T. NIC D, “Fine Apple” (Republic)
7-T. TAI VERDES, “A-O-K” (Last Nite/Arista)
9. GIVĒON, “Heartbreak Anniversary” (Not So Fast/Epic)
10. CHEAT CODES featuring TINASHE, “Lean On Me” (Further.)

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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 (June 29, 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: Ed Sheeran does a whole lot of good with one of his baddest songs ever. Let’s add ’em up:

HABITS OF A HIT: The winner of this week’s adds report at Top 40 radio is “Bad Habits”, earning 177 stations for Ed Sheeran. The sum is only three adds short of clearing the whole panel. It entered the survey at #25 last weekend and should move up very quickly. Across all of the various North American radio formats monitored by Mediabase, the song picked up a massive 327 adds in total.

The new single from Doja Cat and her Planet Her album is a collaboration with The Weeknd. With 122 adds in its first week, “You Right” is totally right for a second place finish. A week ahead of impact, Dua Lipa checks into third place with 49 stations for “Love Again”.

Charting singles from Anitta, Bella Poarch and Tai Verdes 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 (ELEVEN)
1. ED SHEERAN, “Bad Habits” (Atlantic)
2. DOJA CAT featuring THE WEEKND, “You Right” (Kemosabe/RCA)
3. DUA LIPA, “Love Again” (Warner)
4. TATE MCRAE x KHALID, “Working” (RCA)
5. BELLA POARCH, “Build A Bitch” (Warner)
6-T. NIC D, “Fine Apple” (Republic)
6-T. TAI VERDES, “A-O-K” (Last Nite/Arista)
6-T. TESHER x JASON DERULO, “Jalebi Baby” (Namah/Capitol)
9. ANITTA, “Girl From Rio” (Warner)
10-T. GIVĒON, “Heartbreak Anniversary” (Not So Fast/Epic)
10-T. MAROON 5, “Lost” (222/Interscope)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (June 28-29, 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 two new songs impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

DOJA CAT & THE WEEKND, “You Right” (Kemosabe/RCA)
Album: Planet Her (2021)
Past T40 History: This tune entered at #41 on Sunday’s chart update, as the SZA-assisted “Kiss Me More” looks to hit the top spot.

ED SHEERAN, “Bad Habits” (Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: After a debut in the top 25 on both the Hot AC and Top 40 charts, this song will easily take the Most Added title.

Next week: The Top 40 panel has much love again for the latest single from Dua Lipa.

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