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This top 10 is a stimulating package. (4/9a)
Child is mother to the woman. (4/9a)
A hopeful sign of an eventual return to normalcy (4/9a)
Provocateur hits another one out of the park. (4/9a)
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The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?

As summer winds down, we still have major acts dropping hit after hit. And this week is no different as RCA’s Riccitelli, JR and Daddio light it up with Normani’s “Motivation” (Keep Cool), which scored Most Added honors with 78 stations out of the box, including Z100, KIIS, B96 and WWWQ. There were more than 1.2 billion Twitter impressions within the first 24 hours. Marshmello & Kane Brown’s “One Thing Right” is now Top 30 with over 110 Pop stations on board. Miley Cyrus’ “Mother’s Daughter” has pulled in 140 stations, and there are 50m+ video views and 125m+ streams. Kygo x Whitney Houston’s “Higher Love” is chartbound; support includes Z100, WKTU, WPOW and WKSS. Chris Brown’s “No Guidance” has been #1 at Rhythm for two weeks and charts at Pop this week with 70 stations on board.

Republic’s Spangler, Romeo & Dastur are looking to make history this week as Island act Shawn Mendes appears to have the #1 song in “Senorita” f/Camila Cabello and #2 song “If I Cant Have You.” Should they pull it off, it’ll be the first time since 2004. Post Malone f/Young Thug’s “Goodbyes” is heading Top 5. Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down” is also heading Top 5 Pop, as her much-talked-about album gets ready to drop. Ariana Grande & Social House’s “Boyfriend”—last week’s #1 Greatest Gainer—gets set to join the Top 10. “Ariana delivers another solid Pop track with Social House and their “boyfriend.“ Should be Top 10 in no time,” says WMKS PD Keith Allen. Jonas Brothers’ “Only Human” was also on of the week’s Greatest Gainers and is now Top 15 with 180+ stations onboard. Lil Tecca’s “Ransom” has been #1 Spotify U.S. for three weeks now; new stations include B97, WBLI, WXSS and KNOU.

Warner’s Chester, Dyer, Reich and Shih put Sam Feldt f/RANI’s “Post Malone” (Spinnin’), which has charted, back in the Most Added column; new adds include WPOI, WNCI, KBKS and WKSE. Dan + Shay’s “Speechless” (Warner Nashville) is set to move Top 15 with 135 stations onboard. Blanco Brown’s “The Git Up,” which boasts 700m+ viral video views, looks to join the Top 20; new adds this week include Venus, WKQI and KRBE.

Caroline’s Halpern & Scales continue to build the story on SHAED’s Top 15-bound “Trampoline” (Photo Finish). It was once again in the Most Added column with nine new adds; majors include WTDY, WAKS and KQMV. NF’s “Time” (NF Real Music)—the #3 Most Added track—joined the Top 25. New adds this week include WIHT, KDWB, KSLZ and WLDI. NCT 127’s “Highway to Heaven” has pulled in 30+ stations, including WBBM, KALV, KHTS and Music Choice.

Capitol’s Marella, Nolletti, Siciliano and Acampora impacted Katy Perry’s “Small Talk” and landed in the #2 position on the addboard; early adds include HITS 1, KIIS, WBBM and WBZZ. Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved” was one of the week’s Greatest Gainers as it gets set to join the Top 10. We hear there’s massive callout everywhere. Sam Smith’s “How Do You Sleep?” was once again Most Added, pulling in new airplay from WAKS, WNCI and WKTU and bringing the total number of stations to 170+. Illenium f/Jon Bellion’s “Good Things Fall Apart” (Astralwerks) pulled in new airplay from WTDY, WNOW and WDOD; it debuted with 60+ stations.

Columbia’s Burruss, Bedard, Stevens and Brenner are still all smiles following Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” run at #1—a record breaking 19 weeks! His second Pop single, “Panini,” is now Top 30 with 115 stations on board. Y2K & bbno$’s already-gold “Lalala” has earned 120m streams and is chartbound. The Chainsmokers & Bebe Rexha’s ‘Call You Mine” (Disruptor) is Top 20 with new adds from KNOU, KXXM and WNCI. Dominic Fike’s “3 Nights” is bubbling just under and looking to chart, scoring new airplay from G105 and WRVW. Maren Morris’ “The Bones” is also eyeing the chart with big support from WBZZ, KDIS, WRVW and WKFS.

Interscope’s Romano and Lopes have 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Easier” looking to make the Top 10 move with an all-but-closed-out panel and some very impressive callout posting in Rate The Music and Critical Mass. Ellie Goulding & Juice WRLD’s “Hate Me” has 145+ stations spinning after another week in the Most Added column, this week posting another 11 adds. OneRepublic’s “Rescue Me” (Mosley) made the Top 30 move at Pop this week, with 85+ stations on board, including new at WIOQ, WEZB, WFKS and WHBQ. It’s also Top 15 at Hot AC. Jax Jones & Bebe Rexha’s “Harder” was Most Added on impact and is now on 30+ stations with 16m+ Spotify plays.

Epic’s Sackheim, Afloarei and Dimig have Monsta X’s “WHO DO U LOVE?,” which has charted and was Top 5 Most Added with 12 new adds, including KBFF, WDJX and KTBT. With more than 25m streams to date, Zara Larsson’s “All the Time” (TEN) is heading Top 25; leading the charge are Z100, KYLD, KHKS and WXKS. Meanwhile, Kaskade & Meghan Trainor’s “With You” now has 85+ stations on board after three weeks in the Top 10 Most Added.

MUSIC WE LOVE: ROSALÍA & Ozuna’s “Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi” (Columbia), Alessia Cara’s “Rooting For You” (Def Jam).

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