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ARETHA FRANKLIN,
1942-2018
The Queen of Soul is with her Lord. (8/17a)
THE WORLD SAYS FAREWELL TO ARETHA
The outpouring has been overwhelming. (8/17a)
STREAMING SONGS:
A LA "MODE"
That is totally sicko. (8/17a)
ARIANA PAYS TRIBUTE TO ARETHA
Two generations of natural women (8/17a)
FLIPPING THE DEMAND FOR HIP-HOP FASHION INTO ALBUM SALES
Merch has become an important tool in boosting sales. (8/17a)
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

Things are heating up around here, and it isn’t just because spring has finally sprung across the country.

Capitol’s Marella, Rainey and Siciliano have three tracks making their way into the Top 20. 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Want You Back,” which just posted Top 5 RTM research, has 160+ stations on board, Halsey f/Big Sean & Stefflon Don’s “Alone” (Astralwerks)—now at 55m Spotify streams—made the Top 25 jump as the North American part of the tour nears, and Niall Horan’s “On the Loose” just posted big increases from HITS 1, WAKS and WRVW. Sam Smith f/Logic’s “Pray” charted and has 65+ stations on board, including HITS 1, KIIS, WIOQ and WBLI.



RCA
’s Riccitelli, JR, Daddio and Cooper had one of the Greatest Gainers at Pop this week in ZAYN’s “Let Me.” It’s Top 30 and was the #3 Most Added track at the format with 18 new adds this week (bringing the add total to 100+ stations). Khalid x Normani’s “Love Lies” (Right Hand/Keep Cool) was also in the Top 10 Most Added; new adds included KHTS, WNFN and WPST. G-Eazy f/Charlie Puth’s “Sober” (BPG/Revels Group)—now at 75m+ streams—has charted, and new adds this week include WPOW, WFLZ and WDZH. Nicky Jam & J. Balvin’s “X” (Sony Music Latin) has been #1 at Shazam worldwide for three straight weeks. The song just scored new airplay from B96, KMVQ, KBFF and WKTU.

Republic’s Spangler, Russell and Dastur are on fire, putting four songs in the Top 10 Most Added this week. #1 Most Added was Liam Payne & J. Balvin’s “Familiar” (UMLE), which snagged 44 new stations on impact. Drake’s “God’s Plan” (YMCMB) is building Top 3 and was the #2 Greatest Gainer last week. His “Nice for What” (YMCMB) is Top 30 and pulled in new airplay from 26 stations, including Music Choice, KALV and WNOW. Ariana Grande’s “No Tears Left to Cry,” which was #1 Most Added last week, is soaring up the chart. It’s currently Top 20 and was back in the Most Added column with 23 new adds this week. Post Malone f/Ty Dolla $ign’s “Psycho” is heading Top 15, while Top 3 in U.S. consumption, Top 3 U.S. Shazam and Top 15 U.S. Spotify. Taylor Swift’s “Delicate” (Big Machine) is Top 15-bound, scoring new adds from KAMP, KQMV and WHHY. Bülow’s “Not a Love Song” (WAX) debuted this week and pulled in new adds from KSLZ, WKSS and WRVQ. Shawn Mendes’ “In My Blood” (Island) is already heading Top 10 and was one of the week’s Greatest Gainers. “This song is going to be just as big as his previous singles and it’s more adult,” says KHKS PD Patrick Davis.

Warner Bros.Gray, Dyer, Reich and Shih have moved Marshmello & Anne-Marie’s “Friends” Top 10 with 180 stations on board. That one’s #7 at Spotify globally and #4 Shazam globally. Dua Lipa’s “IDGAF” is Top 20 and getting big spin increases from WXKS, KKRZ, WODS and WKFS. Bryce Vine’s “Drew Barrymore” was Top 5 Most Added on impact; adds include WXSS, WKSC and WDZH.



Mom+Pop’s David Jacobs and RED’s Team Buch have Alice Merton’s “No Roots” heading Top 25 with 160+ stations on board. This week’s big increases include KDIS, WZPL, KALV and HITS 1.

Team Palmese charted LIVVIA f/Quavo’s “Catch a Body” (VIA). New adds include WLDI and Music Choice. Be sure to check out the new Prince Royce mix.

Columbia’s Leipsner, Borris and Vaughan put Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa’s “One Kiss” back in the Top 10 Most Added with 14 new adds, including KRBE, WKST and WXXL. The track should join the Top 20 this week. Foster the People’s “Sit Next to Me” is set to join the Top 25 with 150+ stations spinning the track; spin leaders include KENZ, XHTZ, KYLD and WZPL.

Def Jam’s Farag and Rothschild moved Logic f/Marshmello’s “Everyday” Top 30 with 125 stations on board: new this week are WNCI and KUDL. There are 14m+ views on the video and 91m combined Spotify streams.

Epic’s Sackheim, Afloarei and Dimig have another #1 with Camila Cabello’s “Never Be the Same” (SYCO), as it makes it way to the top of the chart this week. The streaming and sales numbers still have it Top 5 on all charts. And Meghan Trainor’s “No Excuses” moved Top 15 with 180+ stations on board.

S-Curve and Hollywood have AJR f/Rivers Cuomo’s “Sober Up” Top 35 with 90+ stations on board. HITS 1, Music Choice WITH and WNCI are among the big spin leaders here.

Hollywood’s Finck, Smith and Ennis charted In Real Life’s “Tattoo (How Bout You)” with 110+ stations and scored big spin support from WAKS, WKSE, KHTS and KRQQ. Streaming is up 210% and sales jumped 62% this week.

MUSIC WE LOVE: The Weeknd “Call Out My Name” (XO/Republic), NF “Lie” (NF Real Music/Caroline).




 
 
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