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So what was your favorite moment of Grammy night? Adele stopping the live broadcast, James Hetfield’s mic malfunction, or the Prince tribute that turned into a spotlight on Morris Day and the Time? Lots of moments to “shake your head at”….

Columbia’s Leipsner, Borris & Vaughan had a lot to celebrate on Grammy night with Adele, Beyonce and The Chainsmokers taking home major hardware on the Pop side of things. The Chainsmokers’ “Paris” (Disruptor) moves Top 10 this week and looks to be heading to the top of the chart. James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Go” is poised to join the Top 30 with 100+ stations on board. Train’s “Play That Song” impacts this week with 30 stations already in rotation.

Epic’s Team Glassman dropped a new single from DJ Khaled f/Beyonce & Jay Z, “Shining” (We The Best); our spies tell us it was recorded and the deal assembled while everyone was in a studio in L.A. during Grammy week. The track is currently Top 10 on iTunes.  Also impacting this week is Hardwell f/Jay Sean’s “Thinking About You” (Cloud 9)—the video has 15m views to date. Starley’s “Call on Me” is now Top 30 and pulled in 14 new adds last week including Z100. Zara Larsson f/Ty Dolla $ign’s “So Good” has been Most Added for two weeks and has 75+ stations on board. Travis Scott’s “Goosebumps” (Grand Hustle) is bubbling just under and looking to chart.

Caroline’s Saturn, Halpern & Holman continue to post great metrics on Hey Violet’s “Guys My Age” (5Mode). They moved it up inside the Top 20 and there are 2.2m streams as they announced a headlining tour. New airplay includes WWPW, KBFF and WXXL. The staff at Caroline says, “Fuck the charts, we work the HITS.”

Hollywood’s Finck, Smith & Ennis have Sabrina Carpenter looking to join the Top 30. The video is Top 25 on Spotify, pulling in 2m views in just three days, which  surpasses the launch of any of her other videos. The song is also featured in the Yoplait “Go Big” campaign. KZZP PD Mat Mitchell (pictured) says “two thumbs up from Phoenix” as he increased his spins this week. Also impacting is Ocean Park Standoff’s “Good News”; there are currently 35 stations on board.

Congrats to Mom & Pop’s David Jacobs and team on Flume winning “Best Dance/Electronic Album.”

RCA’s Riccitelli, JR, Daddio & Cooper launched Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa’s “Scared to be Lonely” (STMPD) with 30 stations out of the box, WBMP, WKSC, B96 and KMVQ among them. It’s Top 15 global on Spotify and #35 worldwide on Shazam. G-Eazy f/Marc E. Bassy’s “Some Kind Of Drug” pulled in Z100 and WKFS to add to the 90+ stations already on board. SnakeHips & MO’s “Don’t Leave” pulled in 14 new stations including KUDD, WBLI and WYLD as it looks to chart soon.

Capitol’s Marella, Rainey & Siciliano debuted the new Katy Perry at the Grammys and Katy’s performance was spectacular as always—she never disappoints. “Chained to the Rhythm” debuted at #24 after just a few days of airplay. Kudos must be given for the great promotion job that has been done on Jon Bellion’s “All Time Low.” It is one of the true great promotion stories of our time—they have stayed with this and fought off all naysayers and it should join the Top 10 next week. Calum Scott’s “Dancing on my Own” moves up to #37 this week with 100+ stations on board. Sigma f/Birdy’s “Find Me” pulled in a ton of majors on impact, Venus, KAMP, KVIL, WBMP and KALV just to name a few.

Def Jam’s Sackheim, Rothchild & Farag have Rihanna’s “Love On The Brain”(Westbury Road/Roc Nation) heading Top 5. It’s already Top 5 on the MB Power Play list and on the Big Picture Chart; new increases this week from WODS, WIOQ and KHKS should keep this train on track! Big Sean’s “Bounce Back” (G.O.O.D.) from his #1 album I Decided is set to chart with 60+ stations on board including WWWQ, WKQI, KHTS and WXSS.

Warner Bros.Gray, Dyer, Reich & Shih have BeBe Rexha’s “I Got You” set to join the Top 15—they have all but closed out the panel and pulled in 24 rotation increases to keep the drive going toward the top of the chart. PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “Not Nice” (OVO Sound) charted this week pulling in new airplay from KIIS, WEZB and WHQC to add to the growing number of believers.

RECORDSStrazza moved Noah Cyrus f/Labrinth’s “Make Me (Cry)” to #22 this week. The track is Top 10 at iTunes selling 116K singles so far, with 130+ stations on board and pulling in 17 new adds last week; this one should continue to move at light speed.

Republic’s CW, Spangler & Russell looked to be having the most fun during Grammy week if you watched CW’s social media streams …. With two tracks continuing to build inside the Top 10, The Weeknd f/Daft Punk’s “I Feel It Coming” (XO) and Shawn Mendes’ “Mercy” (Island) they just keep setting the pace for success. Drake’s “Fake Love” (YMCMB) moves Top 15, Julia Michaels’ “Issues” joins the Top 20 with 165+ stations on board and Marian Hill’s “Down” (Photo Finish) should join the Top 20 very soon. Ariana Grande f/Future’s “Everyday” jumped 10 spots on the chart to #27.

MUSIC WE LOVE: Hardwell f/Jay Sean’s “Thinking About You” (Cloud 9/Epic); Axwell ^ Ingrosso f/Kid Ink’s “I Love You” (Virgin EMI)

 

 

 


 
 
HOT NEW RELEASES
Katy Perry f/Skip Marley, "Chained To The Rhythm"  (Capitol)
Train, "Play That Song" (Columbia)
Hardwell f/Jay Sean, "Thinking About You" (Epic)

 


 
 
YOUR RADIO CHART PREVIEW

Watch for Capitol's Katy Perry to shake up the Grammy week chart as "Chained To The Rhythm," powered in-part by a World Premiere airplay campaign with iHeartMedia has in a few short hours, hit the airplay chart and is heading to the Top 30. The Chainsmokers' "Paris" (Disruptor/Columbia) joins the Top 10 this week, while Ariana Grande's "Everyday" f/Future (Republic) joins the Top 30. Also joining the chart this week will be G-Eazy's "Some Kind of Drug" f/Marc E. Bassy (RCA) and PartyNextDoor's "Not Nice" (OVO Sound/Warner Bros.).


 
 
YOUR RADIO ADD RECAP

For a second week running Republic dominates the Most Added queue, this time with Marian Hill's "Down" (Photo Finish) landing 44 new adds to secure #1, while getting two more tracks in the Top 10 with Ariana Grande's "Everyday" f/Future closing 30 stations and Julia Michaels' "Issues" grabbing 29. Meanwhile, RCA launches two songs in the Top 10 Most Added as well, with 16 stations on Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa's "Scared To Be Lonely" and 14 on Snakehips & 's "Dont Leave." Finally, Epic continues to build with another 19 on Starley's "Call On Me." Now cheers to a productive Grammy Week everyone! 


 
 
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