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Pesach Sameach, Happy Passover, Happy Easter—however you do it, I hope you and your family have a blessed Holy Week.
Columbia’s Leipsner, Borris & Vaughan are firing on all cylinders as they continue to launch some of the hottest music on the charts right now. Unless you have been lost on a desert island, you know that this week they are impacting the new track from Harry Styles, “Sign of the Times” which debuted at #29 just two days after release. It is also #1 on iTunes in 84 countries and #1 Shazam since it dropped as well; watch SNL for a live performance this weekend. The Chainsmokers have two tracks still moving up inside the Top 10: “Paris,” which moves to #3, and “Something Just Like This” with Coldplay that moved to #10. Rag’N’Bone Man’s “Human” debuted this week with new airplay coming in from Z100, WKSC, WBLI and WAPE. James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Go” is heading Top 10 at Pop and Top 5 at Hot AC and is once again Top 10 on iTunes. Calvin Harris f/Frank Ocean & Migos “Slide” is set to move Top 15. Train’s “Play That Song” is now on KZHT, WXXL and KKRZ as it moves Top 30.
Def Jam’s Sackheim, Rothchild & Farag are impacting Iggy Azalea’s “Mo Bounce” this week and already have over 20 early commitments including WBMP, WNOW and KMVQ. Big Sean’s “Bounce Back” (G.O.O.D.) moves inside the Top 20 to #18 and is on 135 stations including KAMP, WODS, WPOW and Y100. Axwell^Ingrosso f/Kid Ink’s “I Love You” moves up to #32 on MB and there are over 27.5m plays on Spotify globally.
Caroline’s Saturn, Halpern & Holman were in the Most Added column on Impact with Hey Violet’s “Break My Heart” (5Mode) as they pulled in 25+ adds that included some impressive majors like KALV, WDZH, KDWB and WRNW. This one should chart soon.
RCA’s Riccitelli, JR, Daddio & Cooper is impacting two tracks this week: Khalid’s “Location” (Right Hand Music), which has 20+ already on board including WKQI, WODS and KMVQ’ and Tinashe’s “Flame,” which has just dropped and already posted KUDD out of the box. Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa’s “Scared to be Lonely” has 190m Spotify streams and is Top 30 at MB with 160+ station on board. ZAYN f/PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “Still Got Time” pulled in 35 adds last week and is now on 120 stations after just two weeks. Stargate f/P!nk & Sia’s “Waterfall” is set to join the Top 30 with B96, WXKS and WIOQ on board.
Capitol’s Marella, Rainey & Siciliano should have 100+ adds on Halsey’s “Now or Never” on impact and the track has already charted just days after release. Katy Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm” is heading Top 5—it’s #6 at iTunes and #3 Pop Shazam currently. Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” impacted last week and scored support from WBBM, KVIL, WNKS and KDIS.
Glassnote’s Nick Petropoulos is launching Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” at Pop and already the majors are coming in on this one—WBMP, KMVQ and KYLD all came in early. The Shazams are telling the story on this one in all airplay markets.
Hollywood’s Finck, Smith & Ennis landed in the Top 10 Most Added last week with Olivia Holt’s “History”; the track has 40+ stations on board including KPWK, KHFI and KQMV. Ocean Park Standoff’s “Good News” is bubbling just under and looking to chart with new airplay from WNKS, WFLZ and WNRW.
Warner Bros.’ Gray, Dyer, Reich & Shih have Linkin Park f/Kiiara’s “Heavy” sitting at #18 and just scored #1 RTM callout, posting some very impressive numbers with female listeners; watch for this one to climb. Jason Derulo f/Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign’s “Swalla” (Beluga Heights) moves Top 30 after pulling in 10 new adds last week. New adds include WWPW, B96 and WSSX. Dua Lipa’s “Be the One” is getting ready to chart, pulling in 50+ stations so far and five new last week. There are more than 100m Spotify streams and 100m YouTube views.
Epic’s Team Glassman is getting set to impact Future’s “Mask Off” (A1/Freebandz) next week and they are stacking up a great list of stations. Starley’s “Call on Me” should make the Top 20 move next week as 28 increases get called in based on the new callout. Future f/Rihanna’s “Selfish” (A1/Freebandz) is set to chart; Future just announced a major nationwide tour.
Republic’s CW, Spangler & Russell have Julia Michaels’ “ Issues” set to join the Top 10—it’s #10 on U.S. Shazam, Top 5 at iTunes and Top 20 U.S. Spotify. Lorde’s “Greenlight” (Lava) sales exploded this week with three great syncs hitting three different networks just as the track moves Top 20. Drake’s “Passionfruit” (YMCMB) was a Top 10 Greatest Gainer this week as it moved Top 30 with 115+ stations on board.
MUSIC WE LOVE: Jon Bellion, “Overwhelming” (Capitol); Childish Gambino, “Redbone” (Glassnote)