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Academy in peril (1/24a)
All set...or as set as anything can be during this wild week. (1/24a)
XM marks the spot. (1/24a)
Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond... (1/24a)
Eight was enough. (1/24a)
More awards-season madness.
Who's next?
The lineup grows.
Oy vey.

Congrats to Warner’s Dua Lipa on her double-win at the BRITS this year, which featured great performances from her, Kendrick Lamar, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, breakout Jorja Smith, Rita Ora & Liam Payne, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran of course and Stormzy. As the Winter Olympics come to a close and awards season nears its end, let’s see who’s making moves at Pop.

Republic’s Spangler, Russell and Dastur launched Sean Paul & David Guetta f/Becky G’s “Mad Love” this week and pulled in 24 adds, landing them in the Top 10 Most Added column. They also added another 24 stations for Drake’s “God’s Plan” (YMCMB), which is Top 25 on the MB chart currently. Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso f/Florida Georgia Line & watt’s “Let Me Go” is looking to make the jump to Top 15 this week with help from big spin increases at WBBM, WDCG and WWWQ. The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar’s “Pray for Me” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) was the #3 Greatest Gainer this week and is set to join the Top 15. It’s Top 3 in U.S. Consumption according to BuzzAngle. Demi Lovato’s “Tell Me You Love Me” (Hollywood/Safehouse/Island) now has 85m video views and is Top 25 MB. Early callout has it with Top 10 potential scores. Post Malone’s “I Fall Apart” is set to join the Top 30 and is Top 10 at Spotify in the U.S. Fall Out Boy’s “Hold Me Tight or Don’t” (DCD2/Island) is heading Top 30.

In addition to a big BRIT night, Warner Bros.Gray, Dyer, Reich and Shih are celebrating another week at the top of the chart with Dua Lipa’s “New Rules,” and stations are already stacking up on the next single “IDGAF.” Early believers include KMVQ, WBLI and KHKS. They have two tracks knocking on the door of the Top 10: Bebe Rexha f/FGL’s “Meant to Be,” which is #11 on MB and #2 at iTunes, and Macklemore f/Kesha’s “Good Old Days” (Bendo), which is now #12 and just scored big increases at WKSC, WIHT and WKQI. They impacted Marshmello & Anne-Marie’s “Friends” and were #2 Most Added, charting on impact week. WKSC PD Tommy Austin says, “It took four seconds for me to hear this one."

Mom+Pop’s David Jacobs and Team RED have much to celebrate as Alice Merton’s “No Roots” is set to make her mark on Top 40. That one’s already gone #1 at Alt and AAA and is moving toward the Top 15 at Hot AC. It impacted Pop with 60+ stations on board, including Z100, WIOQ and KAMP this one charts this week.

Capitol’s Marella, Rainey and Siciliano are impacting 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Want You Back” this week on the heels of their Most Added week with Niall Horan’s “On the Loose,” which scored 56 adds, including KIIS, Z100, KDWB and Y100. Troye Sivan’s “My My My!” was one of the Greatest Gainers this week and the track moved Top 30 with 145+ stations on board. Beck’s “Up All Night” (Fonograf) is now on 24 stations and looking to chart.

Caroline’s Saturn, Halpern and Holman have NF’s “Let You Down” climbing into the #3 slot this week. It looks like it’s going to keep moving up, as stations jump to power rotations. Big spin increases are in this week from KLIF, KPWK, WWPW and WNCI.

RCA’s Riccitelli, JR, Daddio and Cooper continue to have a Greatest Gainer in G-Eazy & Halsey’s “Him & I,” which is already Top 5 and climbing. Justin Timberlake f/Chris Stapleton’s “Say Something” is now Top 20 (and Top 5 at Shazam). Khalid’s “Young Dumb & Broke” (Right Hand) moves toward the Top 15 with 550m streams and a platinum single. P!nk’s “Beautiful Trauma” is heading Top 25 with 130 Pop stations on board, including 15 new adds this week. Kesha f/The Dap-Kings “Woman” (Kemosabe) is moving toward the Top 30 with 90 stations on board. Alan Walker f/Noah Cyrus’ “All Falls Down” is bubbling just under and looking to chart with help from new airplay at KALV, WPRO and KPTT.

Epic’s Sackheim, Afloarei and Dimig have closed out with Camila Cabello’s “Never Be the Same” (SYCO). It’s already Top 15 and climbing quickly as one of the week’s Greatest Gainers, and those sales numbers aren’t bad either. Kent Jones “Merengue” (Epidemic/We the Best) doesn’t impact until 3/12, but there’s already a huge list of stations on board; they include WKTU, WODS, Y100 and KHTS. Also, make sure to watch for the new Meghan Trainor track, dropping 3/2.

Columbia’s Leipsner, Borris and Vaughan have moved N.E.R.D. & Rihanna’s “Lemon” Top 30 with 160+ stations on board. Big spin moves came in from KIIS, KEGY, WKQI and WNOW this week and it looks Top 25 bound. Foster the People’s “Sit Next To Me” was Most Added on impact, pulling in airplay from 50+ stations; top spinners include Music Choice, KENZ, Z100 and WNOK.

MUSIC WE LOVE: Calvin Harris f/PARTYNEXTDOOR “Nuh Ready Nuh Ready” (Columbia) and Miguel f/Travis Scott “Sky Walker” (ByStorm/RCA).

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