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RIC OCASEK,
1944-2019
Bandleader, producer, A&R exec—an extraordinary career (9/16a)
RIHANNA FOLLOWS PLATT TO SONY/ATV
Loyalty in action (9/16a)
TAYLOR SWIFT JOINS THE VOICE AS MEGA MENTOR
Tay knows how to pick her spots. (9/16a)
BEYONCÉ ROARS IN PRIME TIME
So does Bey. (9/16a)
PTX UNWRAPS XMAS BEST OF, TOUR
Fa-la-la-la-la...cha-ching (9/16a)
MORE RAINMAKERS
The players who made it happen.
WHAT ABOUT THOSE LEAKS?
Even funnier in French.
RIHANNA'S ETA
And about $50m in funding.
THE BUNDLE BUNGLE
When will the rules change?
POP MART
POP GO THE WEASELS
POP MART

There’s lots going on in the world of Pop. The Jonas Brothers are back, Ariana seems unstoppable and, with the iHeart Summit coming up, there’s sure to be some big releases requiring lots of attention in the next few weeks. Plus, we hear there are some major programming changes coming out of more than one of the big groups. Stay tuned!

Capitol
’s Marella, Nolletti, Siciliano and Acampora are enjoying another week at the top of the chart as Halsey’s “Without Me” reclaims that #1 spot. Sam Smith & Normani’s “Dancing with a Stranger,” which continues as a Greatest Gainer again this week, is set to join the Top 10. Fletcher’s “Undrunk”—now #1 at Spotify’s Pop Rising and #8 on the Viral 50—is on fire as it joins the Mediabase Top 10. Mabel’s “Don’t Call Me Up” (Polydor U.K.) charts this week with help from KHKS, Z100, KYLD and KHTS



Columbia
’s Leipsner, Bedard, Stevens and Brenner had two in the Top 10 Most Added this week, putting 27 more adds on The Chainsmokers f/5SOS’ “Who Do You Love” (Disruptor)—now Top 20, pulling in new rotation increases from everywhere—and snagging 24 for Lil Peep & I LoveMakonnen f/Fall Out Boy’s “I’ve Been Waiting.” Both were Top 5 Greatest Gainers this week. Meanwhile, George Ezra’s “Shotgun” joins the chart; spin leaders include WZPL, Music Choice and WKSS.

Def Jam
’s Farag and Rothschild had another huge week, with Alessia Cara’s “Out of Love” scoring major market airplay from Z100, KAMP, WITH and WIOQ. This one’s set to move quickly.

Team Palmese and 12Tone Music score again this week, as LIVVIA’s “Damn” looks to join the Top 30 and pulls in new airplay from WIOQ and KUDD.

Epic
’s Sackheim, Afloarei and Dimig impacted AJ Mitchell’s “All My Friends,” pulling in 23 adds, which include WIHT, WIOQ, KHTS and WFLZ, and landing in the Top 10 Most Added.



Hollywood
’s Finck, Smith and Ennis moved Sabrina Carpenter’s “Sue Me” Top 30, with major market airplay from HITS 1, Z100, WKSC and WIOQ.

Interscope
’s Romano and Lopes have Ellie Goulding x Diplo f/Swae Lee’s “Close to Me” heading Top 5 with a closed-out panel. It’s moving to power rotation everywhere, and there are 182m+ Spotify plays. Imagine Dragons’ “Bad Liar” (KidinaKorner) is set to join the Top 25. There are 100+ stations onboard; it’s also Top 15 at Hot AC and Top 20 Spotify on Today’s Top Hits. Zedd & Katy Perry’s “365,” which has officially joined the Top 30, has 125 stations onboard, including HITS 1, KIIS, B96 and WWPW. And Billie Eilish is off to the races! “when the party’s over” (Darkroom) was #1 Most Added on impact, scoring adds at Z100, KIIS, KROI, WWPW and Q100; there are over 265m Spotify plays and 200m+ YouTube views to date. Next up, there’s benny blanco, Tainy, Selena Gomez & J Balvin’s “I Can’t Get Enough” (Friends Keep Secrets), which already has some impressive early adds like WODS, KAMP, KLIF, WBLI and WFLC.

RCA
’s Riccitelli, JR, Daddio and Cooper pulled in 14 new stations on H.E.R.’s “Hard Place” (MBK), including WKTU, KLUC and KHTS. That one’s chartbound with more than 50 stations already onboard. Khalid’s “Better” (Right Hand) is headed toward the Top 5 and there’s huge Mediabase national callout to keep it moving forward. And Khalid’s “Talk” impacted this week; it was Top 10 Most Added with 17 adds. P!nk’s “Walk Me Home” was also in the Top 10 Most Added on impact, scoring 17 adds; there are 38 stations on board and it’s already chartbound.

Republic
’s Spangler, Romeo and Dastur shook up the pop world last week with their very well-kept secret. Jonas Brothers’ “Sucker” was the Greatest Gainer at Pop out of the box, landing inside the Top 25. It was also #1 Most Added just days after impact. “This is a fun, upbeat track with a GREAT hook,” says KHKS’ Patrick Davis. “It’s the perfect sound as we head into summer!” Upon launch, the track was #1 at Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and YouTube. This week’s #2 Greatest Gainer, Ariana Grande’s “7 rings,” is heading #1 on the chart. And it’s still in the Top 10 at Shazam and Spotify. Post Malone’s “Wow” is looking to join the Top 10 MB. It’s also Top 5 U.S. & Global Spotify. Dean Lewis’ “Be Alright” (Island) was one of the Greatest Gainers, with big increases at Z100, WFLZ, WBLI and WZFT, as it makes it way Top 10. Ariana Grande’s “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored”—the #1 Greatest Gainer—is heading Top 15. Jeremy Zucker’s “comethru” is chartbound with 55+ stations onboard already. Last week’s #2 Most Added track was Julia Michaels f/Niall Horan’s “What a Time,” which is already chartbound with major market adds from KIIS, WWWQ and KBFF. Impacting now is Marshmello f/CHVRCHES’ “Here With Me” (Glassnote); look for this one at the top of the addboard.

Warner Bros.
Chester, Dyer, Reich and Shih are building a great story on Bebe Rexha’s “Last Hurrah.” Pulling in 25 more adds, they bring the total to 115+ stations spinning; it’s set to join the Top 30. Be sure to check out that video. Dan + Shay’s “Tequila” (Warner Music Nashville) continues to convert stations and bring in new airplay as it looks to join the Top 15. And Dua Lipa’s “Swan Song” is Top 20 with 160+ stations onboard. Lauren Daigle’s “You Say” (Centricity/12Tone)—headed toward the Top 20—just pulled in new airplay from seven stations, including KCHZ, WWST and WFKS.

MUSIC WE LOVE:
Gesaffelstein & Pharrell Williams’ “Blast Off” (Columbia), Marshmello f/CHVRCHES’ “Here With Me” (Glassnote/Republic).




 
 
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