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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 is bigger than ever. (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

Looking for the “Song of the Summer?” There are a lot of people out there claiming they think they know what it’s going to be, but we hear that there’s a promo team on the streets carrying it in their bags and playing it for radio as we speak. Can you guess what it is?

Epic’s Sackheim, Afloarei and Dimig are celebrating a fourth week at the top of the chart with Camila Cabello’s “Never Be The Same” (SYCO). The track has amazing sales and streaming numbers. Tom Walker’s “Leave a Light On” (Relentless) is set to chart this week with 65 stations on board. Impacting this week will be Meghan Trainor “Let You Be Right.”



Warner Bros.Gray, Dyer, Reich and Shih debuted Bryce Vine’s “Drew Barrymore” (Sire) this week with 70+ stations on board, including KHTS, WZFT and WDZH. Dennis Lloyd’s “Nevermind” was in the Most Added column this week, pulling in airplay from 17 new stations, including HITS 1, KKRZ, WBLI and KBFF. Marshmello & Anne-Marie’s “Friends” is now Top 10 at MB and Shazam. Dua Lipa’s “IDGAF” was one of the week’s Greatest Gainers and moves Top 15 with big support from WXSS, WFLC and WDZH.

Capitol’s Marella, Rainey and Siciliano have Halsey f/Big Sean & Stefflon Don’s “Alone” (Astralwerks) moving up inside the Top 20 with an almost-closed-out panel. Sam Smith f/Logic’s “Pray” joins the Top 30 this week. The downloads and streams for that one have taken a huge jump as the airplay builds. Migos f/Drake’s “Walk It Talk It” (QC/Motown) pulled in new airplay from WNOW, WWPW and WWWQ. It’s already Top 15 at Spotify with 500m+ streams. 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Youngblood,” which is #1 on Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits, already has 30+ stations on board and is looking to chart soon. NeYo f/Stefflon Don & Bebe Rexha’s “Push Back” (Motown) is chartbound will help from Z100, WKTU and KDWB. Watch for his GMA performance on 6/8.



Hollywood’s Finck, Smith and Ennis have moved In Real Life’s “Tattoo (How Bout You)” into the Top 30; KIIS joined the party, as did HITS 1, Music Choice and WKQI. Look for them on the American Idol tour that starts 7/11. Hollywood is partnered with S-Curve on AJR’s “Sober Up,” which joins the Top 30 this week. There are 130+ stations onboard and more than 59m streams on Spotify. And look out because Sabrina Carpenter’s “Almost Love” is dropping, and WNKS PD John Reynolds says, “Sabrina Carpenter has gone to another level with ‘Almost Love.’ We’re excited to be a big part of the next stage of her exciting career!”

Caroline’s Saturn, Halpern and Holman are firing on all cylinders with the second NF single, “Lie.” New airplay is on the board from WNCI, KNOU and WZPL. Expect this one to chart soon.

Def Jam sees Farag and Rothschild move Logic & Marshmello’s “Everyday” Top 25 with an all-but-closed-out panel. There are more than 27m views on the video and 112m combined Spotify streams. New adds this week include KSLZ, KJYO and KHTS.

Riccitelli, JR, Daddio and Cooper at RCA have a full plate of hits, starting with The Backstreet Boys’ “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” which was Most Added for the second week in row and a Top 5 Greatest Gainer this week, sending it up inside the Top 30. ZAYN’s “Let Me” moves Top 25 with 135 stations on board. Khalid X Normani’s “Love Lies” (Right Hand/Keep Cool) is also Top 25; spin leaders include Z100, KIIS, WIOQ and WODS. Enrique Iglesias f/Pitbull’s “Move to Miami” (Sony International) has charted and was Most Added at Pop again; new stations include Venus, KALV, Z90 and KBFF. Nicky Jam & J Balvin “X” (Sony Music Latin) charts and has been #1 or #2 for eight straight weeks on Shazam. G-Eazy f/Charlie Puth’s “Sober” (BPG/Revels Group) is set to join the Top 30. Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” (Wolf + Rothstein) is taking the U.S. and the world by storm, and had Z100 out early.

Republic’s Spangler, Russell and Dastur are on fire with Post Malone f/Ty Dolla $ign’s “Psycho.” The song, which looks poised to be Pop’s next #1, takes a big jump up to join the Top 3. Ariana Grande’s “No Tears Left to Cry” joins the Top 10 this week with a closed-out panel. Shawn Mendes has the #1 album in the country, and his single, “In My Blood” (Island), is set to join the Top 10. Taylor Swift’s “Delicate” (Big Machine) is moving toward the Top 10 with some great new research that should make the move quickly. Drake’s “Nice for What” (YMCMB) joins the Top 20 with help from WODS, KAMP, WPOW and WKQI. Liam Payne & J Balvin’s “Familiar” is set to join the Top 25 with 100+ stations on board. Julia Michaels f/Trippie Redd’s “Jump” was Most Added this week as it heads toward the chart pulling in adds from WDZH, KALV, KMXV and WFBC.

Over at Columbia, Leipsner, Borris and Vaughan had the #2 Most Added track at Pop this week with the new single from BTS, “Fake Love” (Big Hit), pulling in 18 adds that included KDIS, KMVQ, KRBE and KNOU. It’s already chartbound. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa’s “IDGAF” is now Top 15; big spin increases include WWPW, WPOI and WIHT. Foster the People’s “Sit Next to Me” is set to join the Top 20 with 160+ stations onboard.

MUSIC WE LOVE: Sofia Reyes f/Jason Derulo & D.L.G.’s “1,2,3” (Warner Bros.), Pharrell Williams & Camila Cabello’s “Sangria Wine” (Columbia).






 
 
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