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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (September 14, 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 gave the Top 40 format the shivers with his Most Added hit. Let’s add ’em up:

KEEP YOUR ED UP: It was another super start on the Top 40 adds report for the second radio single from Ed Sheeran’s upcoming album =. With 149 stations in its first week, “Shivers” was easily the Most Added song at the Top 40 format, which follows a #36 debut on the chart over the weekend. The tune also dominated at the Hot AC radio format yesterday, securing a robust 57 adds there. “Bad Habits” holds in the top three on both charts.

Justin Bieber is off to a fairly nice start with his new single from the Justice album, which he recently performed on the MTV Video Music Awards. “Ghost” picked up 63 new stations this week and a second place finish. The track debuted at #49 on last Sunday’s published update and a larger jump is expected by this weekend. It also landed in fifth place at the Hot AC format with nine early adds yesterday.

With his recent #1 entry on the Billboard Hot 100, Drake settled into third place on the report with the Future and Young Thug-assisted “Way 2 Sexy”. It secured 48 adds during the session. It was also the Most Added song at the Rhythmic and Urban radio formats this week. A second week at #1 looks very likely for its parent album Certified Lover Boy.

Charting singles from Doja Cat, Tai Verdes and Walker Hayes 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. ED SHEERAN, “Shivers” (Atlantic)
2. JUSTIN BIEBER, “Ghost” (Def Jam)
3. DRAKE featuring FUTURE & YOUNG THUG, “Way 2 Sexy” (OVO/Republic)
4. WALKER HAYES, “Fancy Like” (Monument/RCA)
5. DOJA CAT, “Need To Know” (Kemosabe/RCA)
6. NESSA BARRETT, “I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead” (Warner)
7. KACEY MUSGRAVES, “Justified” (MCA Nashville/Interscope)
8-T. KANYE WEST featuring THE WEEKND & LIL BABY, “Hurricane” (G.O.O.D./Def Jam)
8-T. WIZKID featuring TEMS, “Essence” (Starboy/RCA)
10. TAI VERDES, “A-O-K” (Last Nite/Arista)

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 31, 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 gods of the format place Halsey‘s new song on the Top 40 throne. Let’s add ’em up:

“I AM” AT THE TOP: From the new set If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, Halsey led the adds report at Top 40 radio with “I Am Not A Woman, I’m A God”. It picked up 137 stations in its first week. Halsey also topped the adds report at the Alternative radio format, but with a different song: “You Asked For This”, also featured on the same album. “I Am” debuted at #36 on the pop chart last weekend.

Climbing into second place, “Need To Know” secured another 41 adds, as Doja Cat just earned her eighth top 40 hit at the format. Walker Hayes also impacted this week with his recent viral hit from TikTok, as “Fancy Like” tied for third place with another 28 stations. The track is just outside the top 20 at the Country radio format.

Charting singles from Billie Eilish, SEB 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. HALSEY, “I Am Not A Woman, I’m A God” (Capitol)
2. DOJA CAT, “Need To Know” (Kemosabe/RCA)
3-T. SHAWN MENDES & TAINY, “Summer Of Love” (Island/Republic)
3-T. WALKER HAYES, “Fancy Like” (Monument/RCA)
5. BLACK EYED PEAS featuring SAWEETIE & LELE PONS, “Hit It” (Epic)
6-T. BILLIE EILISH, “Happier Than Ever” (Darkroom/Interscope)
6-T. MÅNESKIN, “Beggin'” (Arista)
8. WIZKID featuring TEMS, “Essence” (Starboy/RCA)
9. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Saturday” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
10. SEB, “Seaside” (Mom+Pop/further.)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 29, 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 all the hot and new releases that you need to know, here is what’s popping at the format this week:

“GOOD” TO THE LAST DROP: For its sixth and final week at the top, “Good 4 U” is the #1 song at Top 40 radio once more. While Olivia Rodrigo and her hit will be exiting the summit before the holiday weekend, she is also poised to lead the Hot AC chart with the same tune in the coming weeks.

Moving from 42-33, “Essence” marks the second and first top 40 hits for WizKid and Tems, respectively. A new remix with Justin Bieber is also securing airplay at many pop stations. You can find both versions on the deluxe version of Made In Lagos, the most recent WizKid set. Doja Cat jumps from 41-35 with “Need To Know”, her eighth top 40 hit overall and third from the Planet Her album, which peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Meanwhile, Halsey returns to the pop radio chart with “I Am Not A Woman, I’m A God”, debuting at #36. The song becomes the performer’s 16th top 40 entry to date.

“Chasing Stars” chases down a #48 debut, as Alesso, Marshmello and James Bay look to make an astronomical ascent on the list. At #50 this week, newcomer Olivia Penalva is in with “Ex’s”, her first song to chart outside of her native Canada.

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ADD LIB — Brace For (CHR) Impact (August 24, 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: Shawn Mendes and Tainy score some add totals that are not so t(a)iny. Let’s add ’em up:

LATE “SUMMER” SIZZLERS: With a song for the season, Shawn Mendes and Tainy earn 143 stations on impact for “Summer Of Love”, as it takes first place on the adds report at the Top 40 format. On yesterday’s report at Hot AC radio, the track also reached the top spot with 57 adds there.

More collaborations can also be found in the top three this week: finishing in second place with 32 stations, Alesso and Marshmello team with James Bay for “Chasing Stars”. It was also in the runner-up position at Hot AC radio, receiving a slightly lower 25 adds there. Sensing a trend here? Yes, the track in third place at both formats was “Cold Heart”, a new duet from Elton John and Dua Lipa, totaling 31 and 19 new stations, respectively.

Charting singles from Billie Eilish, Måneskin 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. SHAWN MENDES & TAINY, “Summer Of Love” (Island/Republic)
2. ALESSO & MARSHMELLO featuring JAMES BAY, “Chasing Stars” (Astralwerks/Capitol)
3. ELTON JOHN & DUA LIPA, “Cold Heart” (Mercury/Warner-Interscope)
4. BILLIE EILISH, “Happier Than Ever” (Darkroom/Interscope)
5. MÅNESKIN, “Beggin'” (Arista)
6. WIZKID featuring TEMS, “Essence” (Starboy/RCA)
7. LIZZO featuring CARDI B, “Rumors” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
8. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “Traitor” (Geffen/Interscope)
9. TWENTY ONE PILOTS, “Saturday” (Fueled By Ramen/EMG)
10. DOJA CAT, “Need To Know” (Kemosabe/RCA)

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RADIO ACTIVE — A Weekly Chart CHRonicle (August 22, 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. From cold hearts to hot new tracks, here’s all that’s popping at the format this week:

“4” SCORES: For the fifth consecutive week, Olivia Rodrigo holds strong at #1 on the Top 40 radio chart with “Good 4 U”, taken from the recent chart-topping album Sour. Meanwhile, “Déjà Vu” remains in the runner-up position for the third week, still over 600 spins behind her leader at the top. Across the radio world, “Good” is expected to top the Hot AC chart in the next few weeks.

In the top 40, four new tunes check into the region: “Summer Of Love” is the highest, starting at #31 for Shawn Mendes and Tainy. This is the 12th top 40 single for Mendes and the second for Tainy, who last charted two years ago as a collaborator on Benny Blanco‘s “I Can’t Get Enough”, which peaked at #29. Jumping from 41-32, the Black Eyed Peas, Saweetie and Lele Pons hit the top 40 with “Hit It”. The song becomes their 22nd, fourth and first entries in the region, respectively. Next in line, Billie Eilish has her ninth top 40 entry with the title cut from her album Happier Than Ever, debuting at #36. Finally, at #40, we have a rather momentous debut: “Cold Heart”, a collaboration from Elton John and Dua Lipa. In the 48 years that an airplay chart has been compiled, combining the archives of both Mediabase and Radio & Records, “Cold” marks John’s 47th top 40 song at the format and first since January 1998. Meanwhile, Lipa has her 16th top 40 hit.

New at #42, WizKid and Tems enter the chart with their current top five hit at Urban radio: “Essence”. A new remix with Justin Bieber is also securing airplay at many pop stations. The only other new single in the top 50 is “Drive You Home”, which speeds onto the survey at #50 for Jackson Wang and the collective/record label Internet Money.

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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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RADIO REPORT: What’s Popping At Top 40 Radio This Week (August 16-17, 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 three tunes impacting this week at the Top 40 format:

BILLIE EILISH, “Happier Than Ever” (Darkroom/Interscope)
Album: Happier Than Ever (2021)
Past T40 History: “NDA” has been pulled and this tune takes its place as the potential fifth top 40 hit from her most recent album.

LIZZO featuring CARDI B, “Rumors” (Nice Life/Atlantic)
Album: TBA (2021)
Past T40 History: The collaboration started at #29 on the chart this past weekend. It’s their fifth and 11th top 40 hits, respectively.

WIZKID featuring JUSTIN BIEBER & TEMS, “Essence” (Starboy/RCA)
Album: Made In Lagos (2020/2021)
Past T40 History: In the summer of 2016, WizKid spent a week at #1 on the pop chart as a featured artist on Drake’s “One Dance”.

Next week: Elton John and Dua Lipa have a record that’s ready to rocket, man.

How will these songs perform on the adds report? Let me know!

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