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Maren! Luke! Carly! (4/19a)
Who's next? (4/16a)
"RAPSTAR" is accurately titled. (4/16a)
It's exclusive, but you're invited to come on in. (4/19a)
"Fearless" takes flight. (4/16a)
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?

We made it to August! Fall is right around the corner and if the music that’s dropped in the past few days is any indication, the fourth quarter will be packed full of great new songs.

Warner’s Chester, Dyer, Reich & Shih are definitely getting things done as they place Dua Lipa back atop the T40 chart for a second time this year after an 18 week push with “Break My Heart.” Gabby Barrett’s “I Hope” f/Charlie Puth heads Top 15 with new airplay from KALV, WKSC, WKSS and WNKS.

Interscope’s Romano & Lopes continue their hot streak with Maroon 5’s “Nobody’s Love.” The #1 Most Added track posted 143 adds on impact. DaBaby’s “Rockstar” f/Roddy Ricch looks to join the Top 10 after a #1 at Rhythm. There’s Top 5 Mediabase Critical Mass Research with F18-34 on this one. Lil Mosey’s “Blueberry Faygo” is Top 15 with 175+ station on board also after a successful #1 at Rhythm. Trevor Daniel X Selena Gomez’s “Past Life” is Top 15 bound and was one of last week’s Top 5 Greatest Gainers with 175+ stations onboard. Juice WRLD & Marshmello’s “Come & Go” pulled in 70 first week adds including KIIS, HITS1, KAMP and B96, and charted. #2 on Spotify’s Pop Rising, blackbear’s “queen of broken hearts” is set to chart with 60+ early station.

Republic’s Spangler, Romeo & Dastur scored 110 stations out of the box on Taylor Swift’s newly released “cardigan.” It’s already Top 30 bound. They also have BENEE’s “Supalonely” f/Gus Dapperton is ready to join the Top 10, scoring big increases with WKTU, KYLD, KHKS and Y100. Jeremy Zucker’s “Supercuts” also impacted, landing in the Top 10 Most Added with 18 adds including Music Choice, WIHT, KTFM and WRVW. Republic, along with Island’s Schiffman, pulled in HITS1 and WBLI on The Killers’ “Caution” and it’s chartbound.

Epic’s Sackheim, Afloarei & Dimig impacted DJ Khaled’s “POPSTAR” f/Drake this week, putting it in the Top 5 Most Added with 32 new stations. Black Eyed Peas’ “Mamacita” heads Top 20 with 175+ stations onboard. Young T & Bugsy’s “Don’t Rush” f/Headie One is Top 30 and Top 10 Shazam nationwide for 14 consecutive weeks. Regard & RAYE’s “Secrets” is chartbound after a two-week run at #1 on the Dance chart. Zara Larsson’s “Love Me Land” looks to chart soon with KRBE, WWPW and WWWQ onboard early and lands in the Most Added column this week with 14 more. AJ Mitchell’s “Burn” is also looks to chart soon with a strong list of stations coming in early including Y100, WRVW, WPOW and KPTT.

RCA’s Riccitelli, Maldonado, JR, Rothschild & Daddio have Doja Cat’s “Like That” f/Gucci Mane heading Top 15 with 170+ stations on board, 100m combined video views and 230m global streams. Kygo’s “Lose Somebody” f/One Republic heads Top 30 with 100 stations spinning including Z100, WXKS, WBZZ and WBLI. Chris Brown X Young Thug’s “Go Crazy” is #1 at Rhythm and chartbound at Pop. Kane Brown’s “Be Like That” f/Swae Lee & Khalid heads Top 20 with 150+ stations in just 3 weeks.

Curtis Waters/BMG and Team Sujit have Curtis Waters’ “Stunnin’” f/Harm Franklin chartbound with big early support from Music Choice, KAMP, KALV and Venus.

In2une’s Connone & Lucek had another explosive week with Avenue Beat’s “F2020” (which is everyone’s sentiment), as it was once again Top 5 Most Added with new adds from Z100, KHKS, KRBE, and WKQI. It’s already chartbound with 8m streams. Deadmau5 & The Neptunes’ “Pomegranate” is breaking at B96, KALV, KENZ and KMXV.

Arista’s Team Boulos continue to build a big story on JP Saxe’s “If The World Was Ending” f/Julia Michaels. It’s Top 15 bound with 160 stations on board and new stations including WKQI and WKTU this week.

S-Curve’s Anderson & BMG’s Leipsner, along with Hollywood’s Team Finck, have AJR’s “Bang!” ready for the Top 30 at Pop and Top 20 at Hot AC with 80m+ global streams. Anderson and Leipsner also have Conkarah’s “Banana” f/Shaggy chartbound with Venus, KENZ and WPOW all leading the charge.

“So many songs are taking longer to react and research these days but AJR’s “Bang!” connected immediately for us in Salt Lake City.... The early sign of a true hit that cuts through all the clutter,” says KZHT’s Jeff McCartney

HITCO’s Team Klaiman has SAINt JHN’s “Roses (Imanbek Remix)” heading Top 3 with spin increases coming in from WKSC, WIOQ, WWPW and WNRW. As it moves into Power rotation everywhere, the panel is closed out.

Capitol’s Marella, Nolletti, Acampora & Siciliano move Lewis Capaldi’s “Before You Go” up inside the Top 10 with big spin increases coming in as the Power Research posts everywhere. Topic & A7S’ “Breaking Me” moves Top 25 with 100+ stations onboard. Surf Mesa’s “ily (I love you baby)” f/Emilee heads Top 30 with KAMP, B96, KMVQ and Z90 all onboard early.

Columbia’s Gray, Burruss, Bedard, Stevens & Brenner are all smiles as Harry Styles’ “ Watermelon Sugar” moves into the top spot on the chart and it looks like he might enjoy a few weeks there! Powfu’s “coffee for your head” is now Top 10 at MB, Global Spotify & Shazam. Diplo X Morgan Wallen X Julia Michaels’ “Heartless” joins the Top 20 MB and is now 3X platinum. Jawsh 685 X Jason Derulo’s “Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat)” jumps to Top 15. It’s Top 5 iTunes & Global Spotify. StaySolidRocky’s “Party Girl” pulled in in 50+ stations including KAMP, KMVQ, KYLD and WPOI and is chartbound.

Music We Love:

Zoe Wees “Control” (Valeria Music Group/Caroline)

Tate McRae “You Broke Me First” (RCA)