Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You" and Bruno Mars' "That's What I Like" (Atlantic) are staying put in their #1 and #2 spots at T40, and it looks like they may be installed there for a while. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay's "Something Just Like This" (Distruptor/Columbia) is the Greatest Gainer inside the Top 10, leaping up to #6. Two big movers inside the Top 20 are Harry Styles' "Sign Of The Times" (Columbia), Calvin Harris' "Slide" f/FrankOcean and Migos (Columbia) and Halsey's "Now or Never" (Astralwerks/Capitol). Meanwhile, ZAYN's "Still Got Time" f/PARTYNEXTDOOR (RCA), Ed Sheeran's "Castle On The Hill" (Atlantic) and Drake's "Passionfruit" (YMCMB/Republic) all make gains inside the Top 30. Train's "Play That Song" (Columbia) and Axwell^Ingrosso's "I Love You" f/Kid Ink (Def Jam) join the Top 30. And debuting on the chart this week is DNCE's "Kissing Strangers" f/Nicki Minaj (Republic).
A WIN FOR WYATT
Jeff Wyatt has been named SVP Programming of iHeartMedia's Baltimore, MD cluster.Most recently, he had been serving as VP Programming for the company's Virginia-Carolina region, overseeing stations in Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh NC, Greenville SC and Harrisonburg, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke and Winchester VA. He had also been holding down the post of Program Director for Country "96.9 The Kat" WKKT Statesville/Charlotte.In this new role, Wyatt will serve as Program Director of Country 93.1 WPOC and Variety Hits "102.7 Jack-FM" WQSR, while overseeing CHR "Z104.3" WZFT and Gospel "Heaven 600" WCAO.“I am excited to have Jeff return to iHeartMedia’s Washington, D.C. Region and lead our four amazing brands in Baltimore,” said Jeff Kapugi, SVP Programming for iHeartMedia’s Washington, D.C. Region. “He already knows the area extremely well and his experience in both programming and on-air is unmatched.”
YOUR RADIO ADD RECAP
There's a few ties in the Top 10 Most Added this week, with a three-way dead heat for #1 to kick things off, as DNCE's "Kissing Strangers" f/Nicki Minaj (Republic), Ed Sheeran's "Castle On The Hill" (Atlantic) and Halsey's "Now Or Never" (Astralwerks/Capitol) all have strong showings. Columbia has two songs in the Top 10, closing 39 more adds on Harry Styles' "Sign Of The Times" and 19 on Calvin Harris' "Slide" f/Frank Ocean & Migos. The other tie is for the tenth spot, with Drake's "Passionfruit" (YMCMB/Republic) and Kyle's "iSpy" f/Lil Yachty (IndiePop/Capitol/Atlantic) both scoring 14 new stations.
The boys of summer have returned and baseball is in full swing, the NBA and NHL playoffs have started and those are all sure signs that summer is just around the corner. Historically, we all know the big summer releases drive up the sales numbers and, based on the numbers from the first quarter, we should have a lot to look forward to! Bring it!!
Columbia’s Leipsner, Borris & Vaughan are on fire right now with two songs from The Chainsmokers in the Top 10, “Paris” (Disruptor) at #3 and “Something Just Like This” with Coldplay moving up to #8. Newly released Harry Styles’ “Sign of the Times” is breaking all kinds of records and it is the #1 Greatest Gainer this week at Pop climbing to #19. James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Go” moves to #13 and is now #1 U.S. Shazam. Calvin Harris f/Frank Ocean & Migos’ “Slide” is now Top 15 and is pulling in 5m streams a week U.S. and 18m globally. Train’s “Play That Song” is set to join the Top 30 with 135+ stations on board. Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Human” #36 pulled in Z100, WKSC and WBLI early and now has 75+ stations spinning at Pop after a #1 campaign at AAA and Alt.
S Curve’s David Nathan continues to grow the story on AJR’s “Weak.” The track climbs to #33 with new airplay coming in from WWPW, WXKS and WQEN.
Def Jam’s Sackheim, Rothchild & Farag have Axwell^Ingrosso f/Kid Ink’s “I Love You” set to join the Top 30 this week, pulling in impressive new airplay from KIIS, Y100, WKSC and WRVW to name a few. Iggy Azalea’s “Mo Bounce” pulled in 40 adds on impact including WBMP, WWWQ, WPOI and WRNW; there are almost 30m views on the video.
Caroline’s Saturn, Halpern & Holman have 5Mode’s Hey Violet charging toward the chart with “Break My Heart.” After a Most Added impact, they continue to pull in the majors; new this week are WXKS, KPWK, WZPL and WNCI. This one should chart soon.
RCA’s Riccitelli, JR, Daddio & Cooper impacted Khalid’s “Location” (Right Hand Music) last week and posted major market airplay from WODS, WXSS, WBMP and KYLD—a very nice start. ZAYN f/PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “Still Got Time” is Top 25 jumping to #23 this week after being Top 5 Most Added with 20 new stations last week. Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa’s “Scared to be Lonely” has pulled in 165+ stations scoring new airplay from WFLC, WFLZ and KPTT this week; it is also Top 15 Spotify globally and Top 15 Shazam worldwide.
Glassnote’s Nick Petropoulos continues to bring in big call letters on Childish Gambino’s “Redbone”; already on the board for this week: WBMP, WKFS and WQMP. Don Parker, PD, KMEL, and SVP Programming, S.F. Region for iHeart, says “Redbone has a different sound that’s definitely resonating with the masses, beyond Childish Gambino’s already fiercely loyal fans. After a few plays, it shows up in Shazam and doesn’t take long to rise to the top. This is his breakout hit.”
Hollywood’s Finck, Smith & Ennis have launched Olivia Holt’s “History” and already on board are 50+ stations including KIIS, KALV, KHFI & WWMX. She just appeared as Elvis Duran’s Artist of the Month on NBC’s Today, and there are over 70m streams already.
Republic’s CW, Spangler & Russell just dropped Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee f/Justin Bieber’s “Despacito.” With 300m streams already, this one should end up at the top of the add board on impact. Also impacting this week is DNCE’s follow-up to the 5X platinum song “Cake by the Ocean,” "Kissing Strangers” featuring Nicki Minaj. Post Malone’s “Congratulations” has been one of the Top 10 most streamed tracks for months and pulls in new airplay from KHKS, Music Choice and WWPW. Julia Michaels’ “Issues” moves to #12 this week and has 180+ stations on board. Drake’s “Passionfruit” (YMCMB) is now on 125+ stations after adding 14 new last week and is already Top 30.
Warner Bros.’ Gray, Dyer, Reich & Shih continue to grow the story on Linkin Park f/Kiiara’s “Heavy.” They have all but closed out the panel and the callout is starting to post as the track moves Top 15 this week. Jason Derulo f/Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign’s “Swalla” (Beluga Heights) is Top 30 and new airplay is in from KLUC, WPOI and WYKS. Dua Lipa’s “Be the One” has impacted and pulled in 50+ stations including KUDL, KCHZ and WKGS new this week.
Capitol’s Marella, Rainey & Siciliano impacted Halsey’s “Now or Never” and after being #1 Most Added and #2 Most Added for the past two weeks they have a total of 155 stations and it is heading Top 25 with 10m+ YouTube views. Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” is #5 at iTunes and #10 BuzzAngle and was Most Added pulling in WBBM, KVIL, KROI and WNKS.
MUSIC WE LOVE: The Vamps & Matoma “All Night” (Virgin EMI); Jon Bellion “Overwhelming” (Capitol)
It's a brutal world if you are fighting to move up in the Top 10 at T40 right now—like a really bad game of musical chairs, with not much dropping out or moving in. There's little difference in the Top 20 either, but two notable exceptions are Linkin Park's "Heavy" f/Kiiara (Warner Bros.) which makes the jump to Top 15 and Starley's "Call On Me" (Epic) which joins the Top 20, climbing to #19. This week's Greatest Gainer of course is the new release from Harry Styles, as "Sign Of The Times" (Columbia) not only charts, but climbs all the way up inside the Top 20. Halsey's "Now or Never" (Astralwerks/Capitol) joins the Top 30 and is the second Greatest Gainer on the chart. Also hitting the chart this week will be Chance The Rapper's "All Night" f/Knox Fortune.
YOUR RADIO ADD RECAP
Columbia easily secured the Most Added record today with Harry Styles' new solo single "Sign Of The Times" scoring 127 adds on impact. Capitol puts another 56 stations on Halsey's "Now Or Never" (Astralwerks), which was the #1 Most Added track last week. Republic scores another 24 adds on Drake's "Passionfruit (YMCMB), while RCA puts two tracks in the Top 10 withZAYN's "Still Got Time" f/PARTYNEXTDOOR pulling in 22 more adds and Tinashe's "Flame" scoring 16 adds on impact. Finally, Def Jam posted up another 15 adds on Iggy Azalea's "Mo Bounce."
Pesach Sameach, Happy Passover, Happy Easter—however you do it, I hope you and your family have a blessed Holy Week.
Columbia’s Leipsner, Borris & Vaughan are firing on all cylinders as they continue to launch some of the hottest music on the charts right now. Unless you have been lost on a desert island, you know that this week they are impacting the new track from Harry Styles, “Sign of the Times” which debuted at #29 just two days after release. It is also #1 on iTunes in 84 countries and #1 Shazam since it dropped as well; watch SNL for a live performance this weekend. The Chainsmokers have two tracks still moving up inside the Top 10: “Paris,” which moves to #3, and “Something Just Like This” with Coldplay that moved to #10. Rag’N’Bone Man’s “Human” debuted this week with new airplay coming in from Z100, WKSC, WBLI and WAPE. James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Go” is heading Top 10 at Pop and Top 5 at Hot AC and is once again Top 10 on iTunes. Calvin Harris f/Frank Ocean & Migos “Slide” is set to move Top 15. Train’s “Play That Song” is now on KZHT, WXXL and KKRZ as it moves Top 30.
Def Jam’s Sackheim, Rothchild & Farag are impacting Iggy Azalea’s “Mo Bounce” this week and already have over 20 early commitments including WBMP, WNOW and KMVQ. Big Sean’s “Bounce Back” (G.O.O.D.) moves inside the Top 20 to #18 and is on 135 stations including KAMP, WODS, WPOW and Y100. Axwell^Ingrosso f/Kid Ink’s “I Love You” moves up to #32 on MB and there are over 27.5m plays on Spotify globally.
Caroline’s Saturn, Halpern & Holman were in the Most Added column on Impact with Hey Violet’s “Break My Heart” (5Mode) as they pulled in 25+ adds that included some impressive majors like KALV, WDZH, KDWB and WRNW. This one should chart soon.
RCA’s Riccitelli, JR, Daddio & Cooper is impacting two tracks this week: Khalid’s “Location” (Right Hand Music), which has 20+ already on board including WKQI, WODS and KMVQ’ and Tinashe’s “Flame,” which has just dropped and already posted KUDD out of the box. Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa’s “Scared to be Lonely” has 190m Spotify streams and is Top 30 at MB with 160+ station on board. ZAYN f/PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “Still Got Time” pulled in 35 adds last week and is now on 120 stations after just two weeks. Stargate f/P!nk & Sia’s “Waterfall” is set to join the Top 30 with B96, WXKS and WIOQ on board.
Capitol’s Marella, Rainey & Siciliano should have 100+ adds on Halsey’s “Now or Never” on impact and the track has already charted just days after release. Katy Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm” is heading Top 5—it’s #6 at iTunes and #3 Pop Shazam currently. Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” impacted last week and scored support from WBBM, KVIL, WNKS and KDIS.
Glassnote’s Nick Petropoulos is launching Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” at Pop and already the majors are coming in on this one—WBMP, KMVQ and KYLD all came in early. The Shazams are telling the story on this one in all airplay markets.
Hollywood’s Finck, Smith & Ennis landed in the Top 10 Most Added last week with Olivia Holt’s “History”; the track has 40+ stations on board including KPWK, KHFI and KQMV. Ocean Park Standoff’s “Good News” is bubbling just under and looking to chart with new airplay from WNKS, WFLZ and WNRW.
Warner Bros.’ Gray, Dyer, Reich & Shih have Linkin Park f/Kiiara’s “Heavy” sitting at #18 and just scored #1 RTM callout, posting some very impressive numbers with female listeners; watch for this one to climb. Jason Derulo f/Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign’s “Swalla” (Beluga Heights) moves Top 30 after pulling in 10 new adds last week. New adds include WWPW, B96 and WSSX. Dua Lipa’s “Be the One” is getting ready to chart, pulling in 50+ stations so far and five new last week. There are more than 100m Spotify streams and 100m YouTube views.
Epic’s Team Glassman is getting set to impact Future’s “Mask Off” (A1/Freebandz) next week and they are stacking up a great list of stations. Starley’s “Call on Me” should make the Top 20 move next week as 28 increases get called in based on the new callout. Future f/Rihanna’s “Selfish” (A1/Freebandz) is set to chart; Future just announced a major nationwide tour.
Republic’s CW, Spangler & Russell have Julia Michaels’ “ Issues” set to join the Top 10—it’s #10 on U.S. Shazam, Top 5 at iTunes and Top 20 U.S. Spotify. Lorde’s “Greenlight” (Lava) sales exploded this week with three great syncs hitting three different networks just as the track moves Top 20. Drake’s “Passionfruit” (YMCMB) was a Top 10 Greatest Gainer this week as it moved Top 30 with 115+ stations on board.
MUSIC WE LOVE: Jon Bellion, “Overwhelming” (Capitol); Childish Gambino, “Redbone” (Glassnote)
HOT NEW RELEASES
Iggy Azalea, "Mo Bounce" (Def Jam)Tinashe, "Flame" (RCA)Khalid, "Location" (Right Hand Music Group/RCA)Harry Styles, "Sign Of The Times" (Columbia)Halsey, "Now or Never" (Astralwerks/Capitol)
YOUR RADIO CHART PREVIEW
At T40 this week, The Chainsmokers (Disruptor/Columbia) have two tracks moving up inside the Top 10, as "Paris" leaps to #4 while "Something Just Like This" with Coldplay moves #13-10. Columbia also has Calvin Harris' "Slide" f/Frank Ocean and Migos joining the Top 20.ZAYN's "Still Got Time" f/PARTYNEXTDOOR (RCA) gets set to join the Top 25, up 10 spots to #27. YMCMB/Republic's Drake hits the chart with "PassionFruit" and climbs all the way up to #31. Also charting this week will be the new solo single from Columbia's HarryStyles called "Sign Of The Times" plus Rag 'N' Bone Man's "Human" (Sony UK/Columbia). Finally, don't be surprised if Halsey's "Now or Never" (Astralwerks/Capitol) charts this week as well.