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RCA is victorious today with ZAYN's fresh new single "Still Got Time" f/PARTYNEXTDOOR, scoring 76 adds on impact. Columbia puts another 29 stations on Calvin Harris' "Slide" f/Frank Ocean and Migos. Republic pulls in 24 adds on Drake's "PassionFruit" (YMCMB) while Warner Bros. puts 17 more on Jason Derulo's "Swalla" f/Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign (Beluga Heights). Rounding out the Top 10 Most Added is Columbia with 15 adds on Rag 'N' Bone Man's "Human" (SonyUK) and RCA with 15 on Stargate's "Waterfall" f/P!nk & Sia (Interstellar Music).
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Warner Bros.’ Gray, Dyer, Reich & Shih took the Most Added crown at Pop last week with Dua Lipa’s “Be the One” scoring 31 new adds on impact. They have all but closed out the panel on Linkin Park f/Kiiara’s “Heavy” and the track is now Top 20. Jason Derulo f/Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign’s “Swalla” moved Top 30 this week after pulling in 14 new adds last week including WBLI, WRNW and KTFM.
Capitol’s Marella, Rainey & Siciliano have Katy Perry moving inside the Top 10 this week as “Chained to the Rhythm” moves up to #9 with good early callout starting to post; it’s Top 5 on iTunes, Top 5 BuzzAngle and #8 global Shazam. Crossing now to Pop is Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road.” On board early are KVIL and B96.
RCA’s Riccitelli, JR, Daddio & Cooper are launching ZAYN f/PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “Still Got Time”—early support is coming from KIIS, KLIF, KMVQ and WKQI. The track has already charted prior to impact. Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa’s “Scared to Be Lonely” pulled in 15 new adds last week and is now Top 30 with 150m+ Spotify streams and is Top 20 worldwide Shazam. Stargate f/P!nk & Sia’s “Waterfall” charted last week after scoring new airplay from WXKS, WIOQ and Y100 and moved. Snakehips & Mo’s “Don’t Leave” also charted last week and is breaking out at HITS1, WBMP, WODS and WKTU.
Columbia’s Leipsner, Borris & Vaughan have two tracks from The Chainsmokers burning up the chart: “Paris” (Disruptor) which is now Top 5; and “Something Just Like This” f/Coldplay moves Top 15 with some very strong callout in tow. James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Go” moves closer to the Top 15 this week with 160+ stations on board and 440m+ streams. Train’s “Play That Song” is heading Top 30 with new airplay this week from WXXL, KKRZ and WSSX. Calvin Harris f/Frank Ocean & Migos’ “Slide,” now on 160+ stations, was a Top 5 Greatest Gainer this week and moves Top 25. Rag ‘n’ Bone Man’s “Human” was Most Added on Impact pulling in KYLD, WIOQ, WRVW and KEGY.
S-Curve’s David Nathan has moved AJR’s “Weak” up to #34 with strong support from KLIF, WEZB and WQMP. New airplay comes in this week from KHTS, WPRO, KNOU and WAOA.
Hollywood’s Finck, Smith & Ennis have scored over 115 stations on Sabrina Carpenter’s “Thumbs,” and it is poised to join the Top 25. Ocean Park Standoff’s “Good News” has new airplay from HITS1, WAKS and KDIS and is climbing toward the chart. Watch for Bea Miller has she performs her new single “Song Like You” on The Late, Late Show With James Cordon 3/30 just as they impact the single.
Def Jam’s Sackheim, Rothchild & Farag rolled out the new Iggy Azalea, “Mo Bounce,” and immediately scored commitments from WBMP, KMVQ, WZPL and WNOW; there were 8.9m views of the video in just four days. Big Sean’s “Bounce Back” (G.O.O.D.) is set to join the Top 20 and new supporters include Y100, WAKS, KHFI and KXXM. Axwell^Ingrosso f/Kid Ink’s “I Love You” debuts at #36 on the chart this week with 75+ adds; new airplay this week comes from WWPW, WPOI, KLIF and WEZB.
Republic’s CW, Spangler & Russell move The Weeknd f/Daft Punk’s “I Feel It Coming” (XO) inside the Top 5 to #3. Marian Hill’s “Down” (Photo Finish) joins the Top 10 this week, and it is #1 U.S. Shazam for the sixth week in a row. Julia Michaels’ “Issues” is Top 15 MB, U.S. Shazam and iTunes. Lorde’s “Green Light” (Lava) has moved Top 20 after reappearing on the Top 10 Most Added last week, pulling in 15 new stations. Nicki Minaj’s “Regret in Your Tears” (YMCMB) is chartbound after pulling in 40+ stations including WBMP, WMVQ and WQMP.
Epic’s Team Glassman moved Starley’s “Call on Me” thisclose to the Top 20 this week. There are 175 stations on board and there is some great callout starting to post. Future & Rihanna’s “Selfish” (A1/Freebandz) is set to chart next week; big early supporters include WWPW, KHTS, WDZH and WWMX. After back-to-back #1s with two albums, Future is on fire.
MUSIC WE LOVE: Drake, “Passionfruit” (YMCMB/Republic); Daniel Skye, “On” (RCA)
ZAYN f/PARTYNEXTDOOR, "Still Got Time" (RCA)
The only change in the Top 5 is The Weeknd's "I Feel It Coming" f/Daft Punk (XO/Republic) moving Top 3, but there's forward momentum in the Top 10 from Katy Perry's "Chained To The Rhythm" (Capitol) rising up to #9 and Marian Hill's "Down" (Photo Finish/Republic) joining the Top 10. The biggest spin gain in the Top 20 belongs to The Chainsmokers & Coldplay's "Something Just Like This" (Disruptor/Columbia), with a massive 1200+ increase that launches it into the Top 15. Jason Derulo's "Swalla" f/Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign (Beluga Heights/Warner Bros.) joins the Top 30. There's a lot of movement at the bottom of the chart this week as Def Jam debuts Axwell^Ingrosso's "I Love You" f/Kid Ink, RCA charts both Stargate's "Waterfall" f/P!nk & Sia (Interstellar Music) and Snakehips & MØ's "Don't Leave," while Epic crosses DJ Khaled's "Shining" f/Beyoncé & Jay Z (We The Best) with a chart debut. Also, don't be surprised if the swiftly-climbing new ZAYN track called "Still Got Time" f/PARTYNEXTDOOR (RCA) charts before impact.