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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (December 3, 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: The Weeknd is the star boy on this week’s list, as his new single leaps to the top. Who else gets a starring role in the top ten? Let’s add ’em up:

LOVE ON THE WEEKND: Earning the week’s Most Added song at the Rhythmic, Urban and Top 40 formats, The Weeknd gets a super start for “Heartless”, the first radio single from his upcoming studio album. On the pop report, it checks in with a giant 160 stations on impact. The song debuted at #31 on last weekend’s published update and is likely to climb well by the weekend.

This week’s fourth and fifth place entries also impacted today: Ed Sheeran‘s “South Of The Border”, a collaboration with Camila Cabello and Cardi B, earned another 25 stations, while Iggy Azalea and Alice Chater‘s “Lola” took in 17 adds. The former title has already entered the top 50 at the format, while the latter will be vying for a spot in the region in the coming weeks.

Established chart hits by Arizona Zervas and Billie Eilish are among those returning to the top ten on the report.

Harry Styles is likely to lead next week’s adds report with “Adore You”, which comes out on Friday. He has received some airplay at the format with several album cuts from his forthcoming set Fine Line, including “Lights Up” and “Watermelon Sugar”.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. THE WEEKND, “Heartless” (Republic)
2. ARIZONA ZERVAS
, “Roxanne” (Columbia)
3. BILLIE EILISH, “Everything I Wanted” (Darkroom/Interscope)
4. ED SHEERAN featuring CAMILA CABELLO & CARDI B, “South Of The Border” (Atlantic)
5. IGGY AZALEA featuring ALICE CHATER, “Lola” (Bad Dreams/EMPIRE)
6. DOJA CAT, “Juicy” (Kemosabe/RCA)
7. BROCKHAMPTON, “Sugar” (Question Everything/RCA)
8-T. ANT SAUNDERS, “Yellow Hearts” (Arista)
8-T. BLACKBEAR, “Hot Girl Bummer” (Beartrap/Alamo/Interscope)
10-T. LOUIS TOMLINSON, “We Made It” (Arista/RED)
10-T. TRAVIS SCOTT, “Highest In The Room” (Cactus Jack/Grand Hustle/Epic)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (December 2-3, 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 three new hits impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

ED SHEERAN featuring CAMILA CABELLO & CARDI B – “South Of The Border” (Atlantic)
Album: No.6 Collaborations Project (2019)
Past T40 History: Sheeran’s latest collaboration is now in the lower rungs of the top 50 on both the Hot AC and Top 40 radio lists.

IGGY AZALEA featuring ALICE CHATER – “Lola” (Bad Dreams/EMPIRE)
Album: Wicked Lips (EP) (2019)
Past T40 History: It’s been 3-1/2 years since Azalea last found top 40 success at the format with “Team”, which got as high as #21.

THE WEEKND – “Heartless” (Republic)
Album: TBA (2020)
Past T40 History: The single is already well into the top 40 here after less than a week of airplay. It’s his twelfth top 40 hit to date.

Next week: for the last impact date of 2019 and the decade, look out for Billie Eilish‘s “Everything I Wanted” to continue to score larger adds from the panel. It’s currently in the top 40 at the format.

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (December 1, 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. Turkey time might be over, but we’re still in for a filling meal of musical delights. Here’s what’s popping at the Top 40 format this week:

“GOOD” KEEPS GOING: Lizzo stays at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart for the second week with “Good As Hell”, which rises more than 475 spins over last weekend. “Good” also falls a notch to #8 on this week’s Rhythmic radio chart, but lifts from 15-11 at the Hot AC format. As for more good news, Lizzo’s big hit should easily claim a third week at #1 on the pop radio list, with the next potential chart-topper still some time away from the summit.

Blasting in at #31, The Weeknd lands his 12th top 40 entry at the format with “Heartless”. The track debuted several days ago and was followed on Friday by “Blinding Lights”, which continues at #1 in the U.S. on iTunes (and holds just behind “Heartless” on both Apple Music and Spotify.) Both songs should appear on his forthcoming studio album, though a release date hasn’t been announced as of yet. Billie Eilish also climbs into the region with “Everything I Wanted”, which moves from 43-38. It’s her fourth top 40 song to date. You can also find it at #33 on this week’s Alternative radio chart.

The only top 50 entry of note, which slides in at #50, comes from record label 88rising’s compilation Head In The Clouds II. The hit is “Walking”, a collaboration that includes format newcomers Joji and Jackson Wang, as well as Swae Lee and Major Lazer.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 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: Daddy Yankee, Katy Perry and Snow freeze out the competition here, but there are plenty of newcomers skiing their way through an icy top ten. Put on some mittens and let’s add ’em up:

“CON” HAS ITS PROS: The rapper named Snow hasn’t appeared in the top 40 at the format in almost 26 years, but the forecast sure is calling for a blizzard at pop radio this summer. His 1993 classic “Informer” is sampled on “Con Calma”, a collaboration with Daddy Yankee and Katy Perry, which claims the Most Added title at Top 40 radio this week, starting with 87 stations on impact. At Rhythmic radio, it adds another 14 stations to its total. Both Yankee and Perry have history at #1 on the Top 40 list, with Perry’s #1 streak being significantly larger, though Snow’s signature hit spent a week at #2, narrowly missing the top spot. We’ll see if this cut can inform a wider audience in the annual fight for the Song of the Summer. It’ll be a tough one once again.

Also entering the game this week, SZA, The Weeknd and Travis Scott have a powerful start for “Power Is Power”, a track taken off the compilation For The Throne: Music Inspired By The HBO Series Game of Thrones. The collaboration earns 37 stations and a second place finish, as well as 38 stations and the Most Added title on the Rhythmic radio log. Additionally, Dan + Shay score a solid fourth place entry with “Speechless”, their latest Country radio crossover, which picks up 29 new stations this week.

Next week, it’s all about a singer named Taylor Swift. Heard of her? We think she’s an emerging artist to watch…

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DADDY YANKEE & KATY PERRY featuring SNOW, “Con Calma” (El Cartel/UMLE/Capitol)
2. SZA, THE WEEKND & TRAVIS SCOTT, “Power Is Power” (Columbia)
3. BTS featuring HALSEY, “Boy With Luv” (BigHit/Columbia)
4. DAN + SHAY, “Speechless” (Warner Bros.)
5. KHALID, “Talk” (RCA)
6. BILLIE EILISH, “Bad Guy” (Darkroom/Interscope)
7-T. BAZZI, “Paradise” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)
7-T. JENNIFER LOPEZ featuring FRENCH MONTANA, “Medicine” (HITCO)
9. TRAVIS SCOTT featuring THE WEEKND, “Wake Up” (Epic-Republic)
10. MAX featuring QUINN XCII, “Love Me Less” (Arista/RED)

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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (April 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’s a set of six impacting songs this week at the Top 40 format:

BAZZI – “Paradise” (Artist Partner/Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Last July, Bazzi led his first chart single “Mine” to the top for a week. Will this song earn him his second #1 hit?

DADDY YANKEE & KATY PERRY featuring SNOW – “Con Calma” (UMLE/Capitol)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: Heavily sampling Snow’s “Informer”, this cut marks the rapper’s first appearance on the survey since July 1993.

DAN + SHAY – “Speechless” (Warner Bros.)
Album: Dan + Shay (2018)
Past T40 History: With another former #1 track at the Country radio format, we’ll see if this duo can make it 2-for-2 on this chart.

MAX featuring QUINN XCII – “Love Me Less” (Arista/RED)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: MAX’s “Lights Down Low” spent over a year in the top 40 before it eventually made the top ten, climbing to #7.

OBB – “7 Billion” (Curb-Word)
Album: TBA (2019)
Past T40 History: These three guys are new to the format. The last Curb release to reach the top 50 here was almost ten years ago.

SZA, THE WEEKND & TRAVIS SCOTT – “Power Is Power” (Columbia)
Album: For The Throne: Music Inspired By Game Of Thrones (Soundtrack) (2019)
Past T40 History: With more than a dozen top 40 titles between them, the soundtrack single should have a powerful impact week.

Next week: two words. Taylor Swift. That is all. (We’ll see if anyone else dares to impact on the date soon.)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (April 16, 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: our musical map of the soul leads us to a winning collaboration from BTS and Halsey, while singles from Push Baby and Travis Scott also push towards big starts. Let’s add ’em up:

IT’S A “BOY”: K-popping into the top spot on this week’s adds report, “Boy With Luv” by BTS and Halsey earns a huge first-week total at the Top 40 format, picking up 109 stations on impact. That sum is more than enough to give the group their biggest start to date and should launch this single well up the chart towards their highest-peaking entry at the format ever. Meanwhile, Halsey has history at the top with three #1 songs here, all of them collaborations, and we’ll see if she’s due for a fourth. “Boy” did not impact at any other format this week, but it may earn some Hot AC and Rhythmic airplay as the spring rolls on.

Travis Scott is also looking awake and alert with The Weeknd-assisted “Wake Up”, which falls into third place with 40 stations. A recent top 20 song on the Rhythmic survey, “Wake” should climb just as high on the Top 40 list. Additionally, Push Baby, a quartet who formerly charted as Rixton, is showing promise with a fifth place finish at 26 stations for “Mama’s House”. In 2014, the band’s best-performing song under their previous name, “Me And My Broken Heart”, reached #6 that June.

Next week, look out for impacting singles from Bazzi, Dan + Shay and MAX to continue to shine ahead of the summer season.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. BTS featuring HALSEY, “Boy With Luv” (BigHit/Columbia)
2. LIL NAS X, “Old Town Road” (Columbia)
3. TRAVIS SCOTT featuring THE WEEKND, “Wake Up” (Epic-Republic)
4. JONAS BROTHERS, “Cool” (Republic)
5. PUSH BABY, “Mama’s House” (SRV/Republic)
6. KELLY CLARKSON, “Broken & Beautiful” (Atlantic/EMG)
7. LEWIS CAPALDI, “Someone You Loved” (Capitol)
8-T. BILLIE EILISH, “When The Party’s Over” (Darkroom/Interscope)
8-T. KHALID, “Talk” (RCA)
10. LIZZO, “Juice” (Atlantic)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (January 29, 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: Dua Lipa‘s big screen hit has a big debut on the update, while fresh titles from Alessia Cara and Jeremy Zucker also earn solid starts. Let’s add ’em up:

NEW “SONG” AT THE TOP: From the soundtrack to the upcoming film Alita: Battle Angel, Dua Lipa faced a big battle against several impacting singles this week, but emerged victorious with “Swan Song”. It’s the Most Added song on this week’s report, new at 98 stations. The release managed to sneak into the top 50 by last Sunday’s published chart and should be well into the top 40 by the next official update. The movie, itself, opens on Valentine’s Day.

With her third radio single from The Pains Of Growing, Alessia Cara takes a third place finish this week for “Out Of Love”, moving in with 32 stations on impact. The prior single from the project, “Trust My Lonely”, earned 45 stations in its first full week. Jeremy Zucker rounds out the top five with a total of 23 stations for “comethru”, which parks in fifth place. This is his first single to impact at the format, though he has a number of songs that have done well at the various streaming platforms.

Next week, look out for impacting songs by FLETCHER (at #7 this week) and Imagine Dragons (at #6 this week) to power into the top ten again, with additional singles from the Drax Project and LSD also expected to pick up some solid numbers.

MOST ADDED — THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
1. DUA LIPA, “Swan Song” (Warner Bros.)
2. ARIANA GRANDE, “7 Rings” (Republic)
3. ALESSIA CARA, “Out Of Love” (Def Jam)
4. SAM SMITH & NORMANI, “Dancing With A Stranger” (Capitol-RCA)
5. JEREMY ZUCKER, “comethru” (Republic)
6. IMAGINE DRAGONS, “Bad Liar” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope)
7. FLETCHER, “Undrunk” (Snapback/Capitol)
8. POST MALONE, “Wow.” (Republic)
9. GESAFFELSTEIN & THE WEEKND, “Lost In The Fire” (Columbia)
10. LIVVIA, “Damn” (12Tone)

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