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Remy Ma f/ Chris Brown, “Melanin Magic” (Columbia)Justin Timberlake, “Supplies” (RCA)Migos, “Stirfry” (QC/Motown/Capitol)
It will be a battle of recurrents for the #1 spot this week, as Kendrick Lamar's “LOVE” (TDE/Interscope) and Post Malone's “Rockstar” (Republic) both look to climb back to the top spot. NF's “Let You Down” (NF Real Music/Caroline) continues to make a push to #3, while RCA’s Miguel goes Top 5 with "Sky Walker." N.E.R.D. & Rihanna's "Lemon" (Columbia) will be at #7, up over 450 spins. Dua Lipa's “New Rules” (Warner Bros.) and Justin Timberlake's “Filthy” (RCA) will see 500+ spin increases, just as JT drops another track entitled “Supplies”. And finally, look for Migos' “Stirfry” (QC/Motown/Capitol) and Blac Youngsta's “Booty” (Epic) to debut.
Migos' "Stirfry" (QC/Motown/Capitol) is the Most Added track this week with 19 adds, narrowly edging out Kendrick Lamar & SZA's "All The Stars" (TDE/Interscope) with 18. QC/Motown/Capitol also has Stefflon Don in the ranks, as "Hurtin' Me" welcomes 9 new stations. Camila Cabello's "Never Be The Same" (Syco/Epic) and Lil Xan's "Betrayed" (Columbia) both land 8 new adds. Justin Timberlake's "Filthy" (RCA) and Khalid's "Saved" (Right Hand Music Group/RCA) get 7 commitments each.
As the charts begin to stabilize, it is clear the hits remain the hits. Post Malone's iconic "Rockstar" f/ 21 Savage (Republic) looks poised to return to #1. NF's "Let You Down" (NF Real Music/Caroline) makes the Top 5, while both N.E.R.D. & Rihanna's "Lemon" (Columbia) and G-Eazy & Halsey's "Him & I" (RCA) lock themselves inside the Top 10. Other solid increases include Dua Lipa's "New Rules" (Warner Bros.), Farukko's "Krippy Kush" (Columbia) and Justin Timberlake's "Filthy" (RCA).
Welcome back everyone, I hope you were able to recharge the batteries, spend some time with family and friends, etc. The East Coast was hammered with unusually cold weather, so it’s been a tough start to the year. The charts have been just as screwy. Thanks to the way the holiday fell this year, we’re still seeing unusual numbers. I’m purposely not including the increases or decreases on the records, because most will definitely be back in the positive by week’s end. This is a “cheat sheet” of sorts, as the labels are still trying to find out what records are real and which ones will come back to solid research stories. I also want to welcome and congratulate Rick Sackheim on his new gig at Epic. Rick is second to none when it comes to promotion, and has an amazing track record and success rate. I look forward to hearing him bitch at me about some new artists.And speaking of Epic, Camila Cabello f/Young Thug’s “Havana” (SYCO) starts the year at #1. This is the eighth #1 record for Sujit Kundu and Epic in the last 365 days. He also has Yo Gotti’s “Juice” (CMG) at #27, as well as Blac Youngsta’s “Booty” (916% Ent.) at #46. French Montana’s “Famous” (Bad Boy) is at #49, while Future & Young Thug f/Offset’s “Patek Water” is at #55. He’s doing a soft impact on the new Camila Cabello, “Never Be the Same” (SYCO), this week. It’s off to a great start at Top 40.Gary Spangler and Davey Dee at Republic have Post Malone’s “I Fall Apart” at #10, Big Sean & Metro Boomin f/21 Savage’s “Pull Up N Wreck” (G.O.O.D/Def Jam/Boominati) at #23 and Jacquees f/Dej Loaf’s “At the Club” (Cash Money) at #25. Taylor Swift f/Ed Sheeran & Future’s “End Game” (Big Machine) comes in at #28 this week.Columbia’s Ayelet Schiffman and James White have N.E.R.D & Rihanna’s “Lemon” at #9 and Farruko f/Nicki Minaj & 21 Savage’s “Krippy Kush” (Sony Latin) at #19. They’re impacting Lil Xan’s “Betrayed” this week. It’s really selling strong, and has a solid buzz.RCA’s Inca and Lori G ring in the new year with Miguel f/Travis Scott’s “Sky Walker” (Bystorm Ent.) at #7. G-Eazy & Halsey’s “Him And I” comes in at #12, and will be Top 10 by week’s end. SZA’s “The Weekend” (TDE) is at #14, and right behind is A$AP Ferg’s “Plain Jane” (Polo Grounds) at #15. Chris Brown’s “Pills & Automobiles”—a Top 5 record at Urban—lands at #21. Khalid’s “Saved” (Right Hand) is at #38, and Justin Timberlake’s just-released “Filthy” is at #54. That latter will see a solid debut this coming week.Capitol’s Greg Marella and Dixie Tipton have Migos f/Nicki Minaj & Cardi B’s “Motorsport” (QC/Motown) at #8 this week. Halsey’s “Bad at Love” is at #17. They debut Stefflon Don f/French Montana’s “Hurtin’ Me” at #37 this week.A few records to really pay attention to include NF’s “Let you Down” (Caroline), which is #6 this week, and Kendrick Lamar & SZA’s “All the Stars” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope), which is impacting this week, and already on the building chart. BUZZ RECORDS: Justin Timberlake “Filthy” RCA Migos “Stirfry” QC/Motown/Capitol Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse” Atlantic Lil Xan “Betrayed” Columbia Kendrick Lamar & SZA “All the Stars” TDE/Aftermath/Interscope
In the first official reporting week of 2018, Bruno Mars & Cardi B come out of the gate strong with their "Finesse" remix (Atlantic), grabbing over 60 adds. Justin Timberlake's "Filthy" (RCA) was second with 38 adds, tied with Kendrick Lamar & SZA's "All The Stars" (TDE/Interscope) from the forthcoming Black Panther Soundtrack. Columbia's Lil Xan grabs 19 adds out of the box with "Betrayed," while Capitol takes 10 early supporters on Migos' "Stirfry" (QC/Motown).
Justin Timberlake, "Filthy" (RCA)Lil Xan, "Betrayed" (Columbia)Bruno Mars & Cardi B, "Finesse" (Atlantic)
As the year officially comes to an end, Khalid's "Saved" (Right Hand Music Grp/RCA) is the Most Added song at Rhythm, with 20 stations on impact. Future & Young Thug's "Patek Water" (Epic) is second with 14, followed by Remy Ma's "Wake Me Up" (Columbia) and G-Eazy & Halsey's "Him & I" (Capitol/RCA).
It looks like G-Eazy's "No Limit" (RCA) will hold at least one more week at #1, before Kendrick Lamar's "LOVE" (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) gets there. Camila Cabello's "Havana" (Syco/Epic) is making a push for the top as well, but still a few weeks away. Meanwhile, Miguel's "Skywalker" (RCA) and NF's "Let You Down" (NF Real Music/Caroline) will both experience a 500+ spin increase and move up inside the Top 10. N.E.R.D. & Rihanna's "Lemon" (Columbia) will have another huge increase as well, with Post Malone's "I Fall Apart" (Republic) also climbing fast. Look for Taylor Swift's "End Game" f/ Ed Sheeran and Future (Big Machine/Republic) and Jacquees' "In The Club" f/Dej Loaf (Cash Money/Republic) to debut this week.
RCA had a great week with G-Eazy & Halsey's "Him & I" (Capitol/RCA), with 42 adds on impact week. Sony Latin's Farruko gets over 35 adds for "Krippy Kush" f/ Nicki Minaj and 21 Savage (Columbia), followed by MGK with X Ambassadors & Bebe Rexha's "Home" (RRP/Interscope) with 20. Finally, BTS' "MIC Drop" (Aoki Mix) f/Desiigner (Big Hit Entertainment) gets 11 new stations on impact.
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