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It seems like there’s a festival or huge radio show every weekend now, and I love it! We’re blessed with some great live music moments happening all over the country, and I for one just need someone to pick up my tab at Wheels Up, so that I can attend them all. Someone? Anyone?

Republic’s Spangler, Russell and Dastur will sit atop the Pop chart for another week with Post Malone f/Ty Dolla $ign’s “Psycho.” It’s still Top 10 Spotify and was the #2 Greatest Gainer. The next single, “Better Now,” jsut debuted on the chart; it’s also a Top 10 Greatest Gainer and #1 on Spotify globally. Now, that is one flaming hot artist. Ariana Grande’s “No Tears Left to Cry” is heading Top 5, while Top 5 Spotify Global and Top 10 iTunes. Shawn Mendes’ “In My Blood” (Island) moves Top 10 in tandem with his massive 2019 arena tour announcement. Taylor Swift’s “Delicate” (Big Machine)—a Top 5 Greatest Gainer—also joined the Top 10 last week. Drake’s “Nice for What” (YMCMB) is heading Top 15. That one’s #1 U.S. Shazam, Top 3 U.S. Spotify and Top 10 U.S. Consumption. Liam Payne & J Balvin’s “Familiar” is heading Top 25, pulling in new airplay from WKSC, WNKS and WRVQ

Warner Bros.Gray, Dyer, Reich and Shih impacted Sofia Reyes f/Jason Derulo & De La Ghetto’s “1,2,3,” which lands in the Top 10 Most Added with 12 adds. Marshmello & Anne-Marie’s “Friends” scored big increases at Z100, WKSC, WFLC and WBBM and slid into the Top 5. Dua Lipa’s “IDGAF” is Top 15, while she stands tall as the #1 female artist on Spotify U.S. Dennis Lloyd’s “Nevermind” is bubbling just under and looking to chart with 115+ stations on board. Bryce Vine’s “Drew Barrymore” continues to pull in major market airplay as WIHT, WIOQ, WWPW and KBFF all come on board.

Capitol’s Marella, Rainey and Siciliano debuted 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Youngblood” at #36. That one’s got 100m streams to date. Impacting this week was MNEK f/Hailee Steinfeld’s “Colour,” which pulled in 23 adds, including Music Choice, KDIS, WFLC and WPOI. Halsey f/Big Sean & Stefflon Don’s “Alone” is now Top 20 with a nearly closed-out panel. Sam Smith f/Logic’s “Pray” is currently on 90+ stations and is Top 15 in all cells of Rate The Music with females. Migos f/Drake’s “Walk It Talk It” (Quality Control/Motown) went #1 at Urban, is Top 5 at Rhythm and is now crossing over to Pop with WWWQ, WPOW and WDZH all coming on board early.

Caroline’s Saturn, Halpern and Holman have charted NF’s “Lie” with 100+ stations on board; among the newcomers are WFLC, WNKS, WDCG and WNOW

RCA’s Riccitelli, JR, Daddio and Cooper currently have several hits on their hands, starting with ZAYN’s “Let Me,” which joined the Top 25 and is now on over 150 stations. Khalid X Normani’s “Love Lies” is also Top 25; new adds include KHFI, Venus and G105. It’s also Top 5 on the Pandora Spins Chart. Backstreet Boys are back and flying up the chart with “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.” It’s a Top 5 Greatest Gainer and was Most Added two weeks in a row. WKSE’s Sue O’Neil says, “The Backstreet Boys are pure summer on the radio.” Enrique Iglesias f/Pitbull’s “Move to Miami” is Top 30; airplay leaders include WKTU, B96, Y100 and KALV. Nicky Jam x J Balvin’s “X” has been #1 or #2 on the worldwide Shazam chart for nine straight weeks. It’s charted with 70+ stations on board. Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” (Wolf + Rothstein) is crossing over to Pop. It was one of the Most Added tracks at the format this week, pulling in airplay from KIIS, KHTS, WXSS and KUDL.

Hollywood’s Finck, Smith and Ennis impacted Sabrina Carpenter’s “Almost Love” this week, scoring new airplay from 15 stations that include KDIS, KYLD, KBFF and WNKS. Look for that one to chart soon. Meanwhile, In Real Life’s “Tattoo (How Bout You)” joins the Top 30 with help from WRNW, KRQQ and WNCI.

Def Jam’s Farag and Rothschild are impacting Alessia Cara’s new one, “Growing Pains,” this week. Look for it at the top of the addboard, as radio loves this track. Logic & Marshmello’s “Everyday” is heading Top 20 with 165+ stations on board (and 120m+ combined Spotify streams).

Columbia’s Leipsner, Borris and Vaughan have put 50+ stations on Pharrell Williams & Camila Cabello’s “Sangria Wine”; adds include KAMP, KIIS, KMVQ and KHKS. BTS’ “Fake Love” (Bighit), which charted this week, continues to bring in major market airplay; majors already spinning include KRBE, Music Choice, KYLD and WODS. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa’s “One Kiss” joined the Top 15 and has almost closed out the panel. Foster the People’s “Sit Next to Me” joins the Top 20 with big support from KENZ, HITS 1, WZPL and KUDL.

Epic’s Sackheim, Afloarei and Dimig have Jennifer Lopez f/Cardi B & DJ Khaled’s “Dinero” set to join the Top 30. It’s #15 on the iTunes pop chart and #5 on the iTunes video chart. Tom Walker’s “Leave a Light On” is set to chart with 50+ stations on board. Meghan Trainor’s “Let You Be Right” was one of the week’s Most Added; early major market airplay includes HITS 1, WXKS, KQMV and KIIS.

MUSIC WE LOVE: Tiesto & Dzeko f/Preme & Post Malone’s “Jackie Chan” (Universal), Bebe Rexha’s “I’m a Mess” (Warner Bros.).

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