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K-Pop keeps exploding. (5/31a)
Leftover hot dogs for lunch? (5/30a)
The host with the most. (5/31a)
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The power from the Tower speaks. (5/30a)
The astonishing first half-century of a world-rocking genre.
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He signed Elvis.

The crack of the bat! Is there anything sweeter than that sound? I think not!! World Series watching is one of my favorite things.

Columbia’s Gray, Burruss, Bedard, Stevens & Brenner are “white hot” right now with the 1,2,3 on the Pop chart, and along with RECORDSStrazza, they’re celebrating their new #1 with 24kGoldn’s “Mood” f/Iann Dior. It looks to be the fastest race to the top of 2020. BTS‘ “Dynamite” is looking to join the Top 10 soon. Harry Styles’ “Golden” is already chartbound with 60+ adds prior to their official impact on 10/27.

Caroline’s Halpern & Applegate have Zoe Wees’ “Control” approaching Top 20 with 150+ stations onboard. Big spin leaders include KHKS, WKSC, WIOQ and KZHT.

Epic’s Sackheim, Afloarei & Dimig have Travis Scott’s “FRANCHISE” f/Young Thug & M.I.A. heading Top 25 at Pop and Top 10 at Rhythm. Zara Larsson’s “Wow” joins the Top 30 with 105 stations onboard. Madison Beer’s “Baby” debuts on the chart with 57 early stations on board including KMVQ, WWWQ, WBLI and KTFM.

Interscope’s Romano & Lopes impacted Justin Bieber & Benny Blanco’s “Lonely,” putting it at the top of the addboard with 147 adds out of the box. Juice WRLD’s “Come & Go” f/Marshmello is Top 10 MB with an all but closed out panel and some great research stories on all platforms. Machine Gun Kelly’s “My Ex’s Best Friend” f/blackbear debuts on the chart and it’s Top 10 on Spotify’s Top 200 for the last six weeks as well as Top 15 on Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits for 2 months.

S-Curve/BMG’s Anderson & Leipsner, along with Hollywood’s Team Finck, have AJR’s “Bang!” set to join the Top 15. The track officially crossed Platinum consumption this week, making it the 4th platinum single in 3 years for AJR.

Capitol’s Marella, Nolletti, Acampora & Siciliano moved Surf Mesa’s “ily (i love you baby)” f/Emilee closer to the Top of the chart this week as a Top 10 Spin and Audience gainer this week. It has 1b+ streams to date. Sam Smith’s “Diamonds” is heading Top 15 with Top 5 RTM research and 175+ stations on board. Salem Ilese’s “Mad At Disney” is chartbound at Pop and leaders include HITS1, KYLD, WPOI, KENZ and WBLI.

Def Jam’s Team Farag has Bieber’s “Holy” f/Chance The Rapper heading toward the Top 10 with a closed out panel. Spin leaders include WFLC, WPOI, KYLD and KDIS.

Warner’s Chester, Dyer, Reich & Shih impacted Bebe Rexha’s “Baby, I’m Jealous” f/Doja Cat as the #1 Most Added and followed that with a #3 Most Added week bringing the total number of stations on board to 85. It debuts on the chart this week. Gabby Barrett’s “I Hope” f/Charlie Puth is Top 5 bound with big spin leaders KBFF, WAPE and KNOU leading the charge. Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” f/DaBaby is Top 15 bound. Y100 PD Taylor Jukes says, “Levitating is a burst of positivity from Dua Lipa, full of fun drops from DaBaby and it’s the perfect 3-minute getaway from 2020! We are playing it in a fairly heavy rotation already.” Saweetie’s “Tap In” has 100+ stations onboard as it heads Top 25.

HITCO’s Team Klaiman had a breakthrough add week on Dixie D’ Amelio’s “Be Happy” and were Top 10 Most Added. Currently, there are 80+ stations onboard including HITS1, WKSC, WWPW, WIOQ and KHTS as the track debuts on the chart.

RCA’s Riccitelli, Maldonado, JR, Rothschild & Daddio impacted G-Eazy’s “Hate the Way” f/blackbear with 53 adds and were the #2 Most Added. Stations include KAMP, KHKS, WIHT and KYLD. Kane Brown’s “Be Like That” f/Khalid & Swae Lee is heading Top 10 with 170 stations onboard. Miley Cyrus’ “Midnight Sky” is Top 15 with an all but closed out panel, 190m+ streams and 75m+ video views. Tate McRae’s “you broke me first” is heading Top 30 with support from Z100, KIIS, WRVW and B96. Chris Brown & Young Thug’s “Go Crazy” is now Top 20 and moving into Power rotation at KAMP, B96 and KHTS.

Republic’s Spangler, Romeo & Dastur put Julia Michaels’ “Lie Like This” in the Top 10 Most Added with new adds from Music Choice, KUDD, WNCI and WBZZ. This one should chart soon. Look for Pop Smoke’s “What You Know Bout Love” to debut this week with help from HITS1, WBBM, KYLD and KAMP. Conan Gray’s “Heather” is Top 30 at both T40 and Hot AC and it’s Top 15 U.S. Spotify. Drake’s “Laugh Now Cry Later” f/Lil Durk is top 20 after a #1 run at Rhythm and Urban. Claire Rosinkranz’s “Backyard Boy” is chartbound with 60+ stations spinning the track. Republic, along with Island’s Schiffman, have Shawn Mendes’ “Wonder” heading Top 10 after a few short weeks with a closed-out panel.

Music We Love:

Ritt Momney “Put Your Records On” (Disruptor/Columbia)

DaBaby “Blind” f/Young Thug (SCMG/Interscope)

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