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It’s always hard to lose a friend or a loved one, to lose someone at a young age, someone who was always smiling and always greeting you with warmth and so full of life … It is just too hard to put into words. Many tried over the weekend with numerous post on social media, each with their own heartbreaking story … RIP, Tommy Page you will be missed.
Columbia’s Leipsner, Borris and Vaughan had a big night at the iHeartRadio Music Awards with The Chainsmokers taking home five trophies. The Chainsmokers ‘“Paris” (Disruptor) has climbed to #6 and “Something Just Like This” f/Coldplay, which they performed on the show, moves up to #26 one week after impact. James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Go” is set to join the Top 20 this week and is on 136 stations. Train’s “Play That Song” #42, is bubbling just under and looking to chart. Calvin Harris f/Frank Ocean & Migos’ “Slide” pulled in new airplay from XHTZ, WAPE, WFLC and HITS1. Also making their way to chart is Little Mix’ “Touch” which impacted last week and is now on 50+ stations and should chart soon.
Dan Hunt, PD, WWPW, says “We are loving Little Mix’s “Touch” remix with Kid Ink here in Atlanta. The song has been a global smash and we couldn’t be happier to help break them in the U.S.A.”
Def Jam’s Sackheim, Rothchild & Farag have moved Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain” (Westbury Road/Roc Nation) to #3 this week with help from big increases at WBLI, WFLC, KHFI and WKGS; it’s still Top 5 on Shazam and Top 10 on Spotify. Big Sean’s “Bounce Back” (G.O.O.D.) moves Top 25 this week with 100+ stations on board including Z100, KIIS, KAMP and WODS; the album debuted at #1 and is certified gold already. Axwell^Ingrosso f/Kid Ink’s “I Love You” pulled in 35+ adds on impact including WKTU, WBMP, KVIL and WIOQ. There are over 10m plays on Spotify.
Warner Bros.’ Gray, Dyer, Reich & Shih debuted Linkin Park f/Kiiara’s “Heavy” at #26 this week, and it was the #2 Greatest Gainer. It has already posted big Shazam numbers in Dallas, San Diego, Tampa and St Louis and is #8 on Shazam Future Hits. PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “Not Nice” (OVO) has charted and climbed to #32—it is Top 20 Shazam in NYC, Philly, Miami and Orlando. And watch out as the new Jason Derulo f/Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign single “Swalla” is launching and already heading toward the chart.
Epic’s Team Glassman are impacting Future & Rihanna’s “Selfish” (A1/Freebandz) this week fresh off Future dropping two albums back to back and scoring #1s on both. With 40+ stations already on board, this one should be on the fast track. Starley’s “Call on Me” is now Top 25 with 270m+ streams to date; new spin increases this week include KDIS, WBMP and KMVQ. Zara Larsson f/ Ty Dolla $ign’s “So Good” is now #36, pulling in 70+ stations. Zara just landed a major clothing campaign with H&M will billboards all over Times Square. DJ Khaled f/Beyonce & Jay Z’s “Shining” (We The Best) is heading toward the chart with 75+ stations on board including Y100, KALV and WPXY.
RECORDS’ John Strazza was all smiles during the iHeartRadio Music Awards as Noah Cyrus performed her single “Make Me (Cry)” f/ Labrinth; the track is now Top 20 with 176 stations on board.
Capitol’s Marella, Rainey & Siciliano watched as Katy Perry opened the iHeartRadio Music Awards with her single “Chained to the Rhythm” with a giant hamster on stage. The single is set to join the Top 10 this week and is #5 Pop BuzzAngle, #2 Future Hits at Shazam and had the best first day of streaming of a single by a female artist on Spotify.
Republic’s CW, Spangler & Russell also had much to smile about after taking home the Label of the Year Award at iHeart as Drake was the big winner with seven trophies. ZAYN/Taylor Swift’s “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” (UStudios/RCA) is now #2 and has closed out the panel. The Weeknd f/Daft Punk’s “I Feel It Coming” (XO) continues to be one of the week’s Greatest Gainers and moves up to #4. Shawn Mendes’ “Mercy” (Island) also continues to move up inside the Top 10, landing this week at #7. Marian Hill’s “Down” (Photo Finish) has closed out the panel and looks set to join the Top 10 next week. Julia Michaels’ “Issues” is now Top 15 with big spin increases coming in from KUDD, WXSS, B96 and WWMX. This one looks Top 10 bound as well. Ariana Grande f/Future’s “Everyday” is now #17, pulling in new airplay from KQMV, WWMX and KHFI. Lorde’s “Green Light” (Lava) impacts this week and will surely be at the top of the Add Board this week—it has already charted after just a few days, landing at #25 and was the week’s Greatest Gainer. Sean Paul f/Dua Lipa’s “No Lie” (Island) should chart next week.
S-Curve’s David Nathan moves AJR’s “Weak” closer to charting this week. posting adds from Music Choice, WKSC, WNCI and WAPE. There are currently 50+ stations on board.
Hollywood’s Finck, Smith and Ennis have Sabrina Carpenter’s “Thumbs” Top 30 after pulling in over 100 stations. New airplay came in this week from WNOK, KKMG and KOSP. Sabrina is BuzzFeed’s “New Artist to Watch” and there are 9m views on Vevo and 17m streams on Spotify. Ocean Park Standoff’s “Good News” pulled in new adds from WITH, WFLZ, WZFT and WHBQ to add to the growing list of believers as the track moves closer to the chart.
RCA’s Riccitelli, JR, Daddio & Cooper debuted Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa’s “Scared to be Lonely” and pulled new adds this week from KIIS, KLIF, WDZH, WPOW and others. Snakehips & M0’s “Don’t Leave” is breaking out at HITS1, WKTU, WXKS and WBLI; there are 60m Spotify streams to date.
Music We Love: Dua Lipa “Be The One” (Warner Bros.); James Hersey “Miss You” (Glassnote)