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Chris Brown, "Privacy" (RCA)
French Montana f/ Swae Lee, "Unforgettable" (Epic)
Luis Fonsi & Yankee Daddy, "Despacito" f/ Justin Bieber (Republic)
This week at Rhythm, DJ Khaled's "Shining"f/ Beyoncé and Jay Z (We The Best/Epic), Khalid's "Location" (Right Hand Music/RCA), Russ' "Losin Control" (Columbia) and Calvin Harris' "Slide" f/ Frank Ocean and Migos (Columbia) all continue to gain momentum inside the Top 10. Post Malone's "Congratulations" (Republic) and Drake's "Passionfruit" (YMCMB/Republic) both see impressive growth. Childish Gambino's "Redbone" (Glassnote) and Future's "Mask Off" (A1/Freebandz/Epic) remain red hot, while The Chainsmokers & Coldplay's "Something Just Like This" (Disruptor/Columbia) will debut.
Future's "Mask Off" (A1/Freebandz/Epic) is this week's Most Added record with over 25 new stations. Columbia's Ayo & Teo grab 11 new adds with "Rolex." Republic has a very impressive week, with Drake's "Portland" (YMCMB) locking up 9 adds and "Passionfruit" securing 8, while Amine's "Redmercedes" picks up 6 new adds. Finally, Def Jam's Iggy Azalea continues to grow "Mo Bounce" with 7 new stations coming on board this week.
If you are a golfer, then you know what The Masters tournament is all about. It is not only a major, it is a revered as one of the best and most challenging golf events in the world. Putting on the green jacket on Sunday evening means you conquered not only the field of more than 100 other golfers, but the course. It is the most picturesque scenery—the greenest greens, the magnolia trees and all of the blooming flowers. They crowned a first-time winner in a playoff, as Sergio Garcia outlasted Justin Rose. It was only fitting to go down to the wire in such a great and classic event.
In music news, Epic’s Sujit Kundu welcomes DJ Khaled f/Beyonce and Jay Z’s “Shining” (We The Best) into the Top 5. He was up 360 spins and looks to continue the growth. They also have Future f/Rihanna’s “Selfish” (A1/Freebandz) at #18, gaining 115 spins. A new Future record, “Mask Off,” debuts this week at #36. It was up 230 spins, and is emerging as a true buzz record. A number of stations are playing both Future singles. 21 Savage & Metro Boomin’s “No Heart” moves to #58 this week, and French Montana “Unforgettable” is just getting started.
Columbia’s Ayelet Schiffman and James White have Russ’ “Losin’ Control” officially inside the Top 10 this week. He was up 235 spins, and has his sights set on Top 5. Calvin Harris f/Frank Ocean and Migos’ “Slide” is right behind. They were up over 300 spins, as they move into subpower at a number of stations. They debut Lecrae f/Ty Dolla $ign’s “Blessings” at #39, gaining 180 spins. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This” comes in at #41, and has already debuted on the building chart. Ayo & Teo’s “Rolex” looks to be a few short weeks away from debuting, as they come in at #51, thanks to an increase of 130 spins.
Republic’s Gary Spangler and Davey Dee see Post Malone’s “Congratulations” continue to gather momentum. He moves to #13 with a 390-spin increase. They are beginning to work it at Top 40 as well. Drake’s “Passionfruit” (YMCMB) is this week’s big winner, as it sees an increase of over 1,000 spins! It moves to #19. His other track, “Portland,” gains 120 spins and lands at #47. Nicki Minaj f/Drake and Lil Wayne’s “No Frauds” (YMCMB) comes in at #20, up 85 spins. Julia Michaels’ “Issues” holds at #38, while Amine’s “Redmercedes” is up 95 spins as it is just getting started. Star Cast’s “Ain’t About What You Got” (Fox) is up 70 spins.
Def Jam’s Rick Sackheim and Noah Sheer continue to build Big Sean’s “Moves” (G.O.O.D.). He was up 150 spins, and is at #14. Bibi Bourelly’s “Ballin” comes in at #42, and Iggy Azalea’s “Mo Bounce” has a solid week. She is up 150 spins, and moves to #52.
RCA’s Inca and Lori G’s hard work and persistence pay off, as they take Khalid’s “Location” (Right Hand Music) inside the Top 10. He was up 290 spins, and the research stories, sales, and streams continue to impress. ZAYN f/PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “Still Got Time” sees a 130 spins increase, and moves him to #56. Goldlink’s “Crew” jumps #125-77 this week, up 55 spins. It is just getting started.
Glassnote’s Nick P continues to grind the Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” at multiple formats. Here at Rhythm he leaps to #23. He tacks on another 190 spins, and continues to grab new stations each week.
Drake “Passionfruit” (YMCMB/Republic)
Post Malone “Congratulations” (Republic)
DJ Khaled f/Beyonce and Jay Z “Shining” (We The Best/Epic)
Calvin Harris f/Frank Ocean & Migos “Slide” (Columbia)
Khalid “Location” (Right Hand Music Group/RCA)
Future “Mask Off” (A1/Freebandz/Epic)
Ayo & Teo “Rolex” (Columbia)
Iggy Azalea “Mo Bounce” (Def Jam)
ZAYN f/PARTYNEXTDOOR “Still Got Time” (RCA)
Kid Ink f/Ty Dolla $ign "F With U" (RCA)