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I.B. BAD CURATES
YOUR NEWS FEED
Tracking the swing of the pendulum. (8/15a)
YOUR TOP 20: TRAVIS, NICKI BATTLE FOR #1
A royal dust-up (8/15a)
QUEEN TINGS
Michelle S. on Nicki. (8/15a)
NOISEMAKERS
The new kids in town. (8/15a)
JUST FUH YOU: MACCA, TEDDER & CORDEN
A new single and a new special (8/15a)
HITS' 32ND ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
Or as it's known in the trade-publishing world, Doorstop 2.0.
THE A&R EXECS
That stands for Artists and Repertoire, in case you were wondering.
PIZZA AND MARKETSHARE
I'm winning this one.
THE BOILER ROOM
It's the new tape room.
POP MART
POP GO THE WEASELS
POP MART

There’s a lot going on out there! The Oscar noms are out, the Super Bowl is set and a resounding “Hey Buddy” can be heard in NYC as weasels jump between Grammy parties, meetings and events.

Republic’s Spangler, Dastur and Russell continue to crank out the hits as they move Taylor Swift f/Ed Sheeran & Future’s “End Game” (Big Machine) Top 10. They have two Post Malone tracks climbing the chart; “rockstar” is Top 5 and #2 in U.S. Consumption, while “I Fall Apart” has charted at MB and is now Top 10 Consumption and Top 10 Spotify. Welshly Arms’ “Legendary” impacted this week and earned Top 10 Most Added honors. There’s already 40m streams. Fall Out Boy’s “Hold Me Tight or Don’t” (DCD2/Island) debuted this week at #35. Demi Lovato’s “Tell Me You Love Me” (Safehouse/Hollywood/Island) is heading Top 25 with over 150 stations on board. Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso f/Florida Georgia Line & watt’s “Let Me Go” is Top 15, while Top 20 at Spotify in the U.S. and globally. Liam Payne & Rita Ora’s “For You” instantly went Top 10 at iTunes and has now debuted on the chart. Jack & Jack’s “Beg” (Island) is heading toward the chart with more than 25 stations onboard early, including KHKS, WZPL and WNKS.



Warner Bros.’ Gray, Dyer, Reich and Shih are poised to move Dua Lipa’s “New Rules” to the top of the chart this week, as power rotations are mounting up. Great work gentlemen. WBLI PD Jeremy Rice calls it, “The perfect pop smash, just what we need for the core of our format; we need that Pop/Dance flow.” Macklemore f/Kesha’s “Good Old Days” (Bendo) is heading Top 10 and has all but closed out the panel. Bebe Rexha f/Florida Georgia Line’s “Meant to Be” is now Top 20 and #4 on iTunes; it’s been Top 10 for 10 consecutive weeks.

Capitol’s Marella, Rainey and Siciliano impacted Troye Sivan’s “My, My, My!” this week and landed at the top of the addboard, pulling in 40 adds that included major market airplay from Z100, WKSC and HITS 1. Look for that one to move quickly.

Caroline’s Saturn, Halpern and Holman are fighting their way to the top of the chart with NF’s “Let You Down,” which moves Top 10 this week after only 13 weeks on the chart. The panel is closed out and the track is certified platinum.

RCA’s Riccitelli, JR, Daddio and Cooper have a bag full of hits as well, with G-Eazy & Halsey’s “Him & I” heading toward the Top 10. It’s Top 10 at U.S. & Global Spotify, while on 170+ stations. Justin Timberlake’s “Filthy” was the #2 Greatest Gainer and is now Top 15 MB. Of course, we’re all awaiting that Super Bowl performance. Khalid’s “Young Dumb & Broke” (Right Hand) is now on over 140 stations and is Top 20. Walk the Moon’s “One Foot” has 140 stations on board, and there are big spin increases this week from KKRZ, KENZ and KMVQ. P!nk’s “Beautiful Trauma,” which should join the Top 25 soon, pulled in new adds from KZHT, WBLI and KPTT. Alan Walker f/Noah Cyrus & Juliander’s “All Falls Down” was Most Added on impact. It’s now on 50+ stations, including HITS1, WKQI, Z90 and WWWQ.



Epic’s Sackheim, Afloarei and Dimig have cleared the panel on Camila Cabello’s “Never Be the Same” (SYCO), which is set to join the Top 20. Camila also had the #1 album in the country this past week. Watch out for Kent Jones’ “Merenque” (We the Best), which should have landed on your desk already.

Columbia’s Leipsner, Borris and Vaughan dropped The Chainsmokers’ new one, “Sick Boy” (Disruptor), this week. It’s already on 90+ stations out of the box; look for this one to climb quickly. N.E.R.D. & Rihanna’s “Lemon”—set to join the Top 30—has been Top 10 Shazam for over two months.

RED’s Buch, Battles and Scull have BTS f/Desiigner’s “Mic Drop (Aoki Mix)” heading Top 25 with new spin increases posting from KIIS, WFLC, WAPE and WDJX. It’s on more than 150 stations already. Team RED, along with Erik Olsen, are also set to move MAX f/Gnash’s “Lights Down Low” Top 10 this week. The panel is so close to being closed out on this one.

MUSIC WE LOVE: Foster the People’s “Sit Next to Me” (Columbia), Migos f/Nicki Minaj & Cardi B’s “MotorSport” (QC/Motown/Capitol).




 
 
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