HITS Daily Double

Did everyone have a big Grammy week? I know we did! And after all the parties and the meetings, Pop had a big night at the awards. Congrats to all the winners!

Republic’s Spangler & Romeo had big winners on Grammy night and still managed to put three tracks in the Top 10 Most Added. Starting with Taylor Swift doing what Taylor Swift does… breaking records and then scoring one of the biggest moments of the night by announcing a new album, The Tortured Poets Department, which we are told will have some amazing collabs on it. Currently, Swift’s “Is It Over Now” is notching up inside the Top 5. They’ve also got Sabrina Carpenter’s “Feather” now in the Top 10, followed by Ariana Grande’s “yes, and?” sitting just outside the Top 10. Nicki Minaj’s “Everybody” f/Lil Uzi Vert looks set up to move Top 15 this week. Noah Kahan had a big presence at the Grammys. He won over every single person who saw him perform and we expect big things from him in the future; Kahan’s “Stick Season” (Mercury) is Top 20. The next big mover Republic has on the chart this week is Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s “Murder on the Dancefloor” (Casablanca), which is Top 25 and moving quickly. The Weeknd’s “One of the Girls” f/JENNIE & Lily-Rose Depp (XO) was one of their Top 10 Most Added tracks and debuts on the chart this week.

Warner’s Chester & Reich took the top of the add board this week, putting 35 new adds on Benson Boone’s “Beautiful Things” (Night Street). With early believers like WKSC, WWPW, WXKS and KDWB, the track now has 88 stations on board and has debuted on the chart. Dua Lipa’s opening Grammy performance of her upcoming song and “Houdini” got things off to a big start and once again proved why she is one of the format’s strongest artists. “Houdini” is set to join to Top 5. Kenya Grace’s “Strangers” (Major Recordings) is poised to enter the Top 10. On the record, RadioAnimal Consultancy’s Dom Theodore says, “‘Strangers’ is a much needed sound on Top 40 radio right now and is working really well for our stations that have it in rotation.” Meanwhile, Teddy Swims’ “Lose Control” is now Top 15 and climbing.

Interscope’s Romano & Lopes also had a huge Grammy night as Billie Eilish lit up the crowd with her performance of “What Was I Made For?,” which took home Song of the Year honors and Best Song Written for Visual Media. Current projects include Olivia Rodrigo’s “get him back!” (Geffen), which is Top 10 and posting great new research at just the right time. The track also boasts 200m+ streams. O-Rod’s tour kicks off this month. Reneé Rapp’s “Not My Fault” f/Megan Thee Stallion was Top 3 Most Added, scoring 29 new adds and is now on 150+ Top 40 stations. And keep an eye out for new music coming soon from Selena Gomez. A little birdie told us it is a pure pop, uptempo track with a big hook, which is just what Top 40 radio is always asking for.

Epic’s Sackheim & Dimig are celebrating Tyla’s big Grammy win in the new category of Best African Music Performance with “Water” (FAX), which is Top 10 and climbing at Pop and already hit #1 at Rhythm and Urban. The track is currently streaming 8m times a week. Look out, they are eyeing the top spot with this one.

RCA’s Rothschild, Maldonado, JR & Daddio had the winner of the coveted Best New Artist award with Victoria Monét. Her single “On My Mama” (Lovett Music) has already climbed to #1 at Rhythm and is Top 25 at Pop. It was also Top 10 Most Added again this week, pulling in majors WKSC, WKQI, KDHT and KENZ, to name a few. Justin Timberlake’s “Selfish” is the #1 airplay and audience gainer at Pop this week and, with a closed-out panel, is already Top 15 with 25m first-week global streams and 10m U.S. Tate McRae’s “exes” is also Top 15 with a closed-out panel, while Doja Cat’s “Agora Hills” (Kemosabe) is heading #1 at Pop and was a Top 3 Greatest Gainer in both audience and airplay this week.

Team Dyer has Jung Kook & USHER’s "Standing Next to You" (Gef/Meg/gamma.-Interscope) Top 25 and pulled in big adds this week from WIHT, WIOQ, WWWQ and WXXL, to name a few.

Columbia’s Gray, Burruss, Bedard & Stevens had one of the best performances of the night as Miley Cyrus took the stage “Tina Turner Style” and was absolutely stunning in ALL of her gowns! “Flowers” won for Best Solo Pop Performance and Record of the Year.

Capitol’s Marella, Nolletti, Acampora & Siciliano are impacting Fletcher’s “Lead Me On.” Scoring major market adds from HITS1, WKSC, KHKS, WXKS and XHTZ, it was the #2 Most Added track at Pop this week and is already looking to debut in its first week of airplay.

Music We Love:

Ice Spice’s “Think U the Shit (Fart)” (10K Projects/Capitol)

Kate Hudson’s “Talk About Love” (Virgin)

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