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YOUR RADIO CHART PREVIEW

Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" (KSR Group/Atlantic) will start the week at #1, while there's huge gains inside the Top 10 by Yo Gotti & Nicki Minaj's "Rake It Up" (CMG/Epic). RCA's is red hot, as Khalid's "Young, Dumb, and Broke" (Right Hand Music Grp) enters the Top 10, while there's impressive increases by Chris Brown's "Questions," Miguel's "Sky Walker" f/Travis Scott and G-Eazy's "No Limit" f/A$AP Rocky & Cardi B. In fact both Miguel and G-Eazy will debut, along with French Montana's new single "A Lie" f/ The Weeknd (Bad Boy). Look for Post Malone's "Rockstar" f/ 21 Savage (Republic) to close nearly 50 stations on impact this week. 


 
 
THE BALLSTREET JOURNAL

After an amazing two-month run, DJ Khaled f/Rihanna & Bryson Tiller’s “Wild Thoughts” (We The Best/Epic) finally falls out of the #1 slot. It’s replaced by Kendrick Lamar f/Rihanna’s “LOYALTY.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope)Epic’s Sujit Kundu still has Yo Gotti & Mike WiLL Made-It f/Nicki Minaj’s “Rake It Up” (CMG) moving #9-7, gaining 470 spins. Travis Scott’s “Butterfly Effect” (Grand Hustle) is up 175 spins, and jumps #24-17. 21 Savage’s “Bank Account” (Slaughter Gang) makes its way into the Top 25, thanks to a 130-spin increase. They also debut French Montana f/The Weeknd’s “A Lie” (Bad Boy) this week at #40. This was up 130 spins. Future’s “Incredible” (A1/Freebandz) just misses the chart, coming in at #42. They’re setting up to impact Busta Rhymes f/Vybz Kartel & Tory Lanez’s “Girlfriend” (The Conglomerate) shortly. It’s already at 50 spins at HOT97, and is in the mix show at WZMX and KMEL. They also have Camila Cabello f/Young Thug’s “Havana” (SYCO), which is a few weeks away... Gary Spangler and Davey Dee at Republic have J. Balvin & Willy William’s “Mi Gente” (Universal Latin) at #19, as well as Justin Bieber & Bloodpop’s “Friends” (GPOP/RBMG/Def Jam) at #21, up 170 spins. Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” (Big Machine) is now inside the Top 25, gaining 270 spins. Jacquees’ “B.E.D.” (Cash Money) sees a nice chart move, climbing five spots to #28, and has a triple-digit gain. Jesse Reyez’s “Figures” (FMLY) is at #38, and Marc E. Bassy f/Kyle’s “Plot Twist” just misses debuting at #41. They have a double impact this week, as both Ski Mask The Slump God “Catch Me Outside” (Victor Victor) and The Weeknd’s “Die For You” (XO) both look for adds... Def Jam’s Rick Sackheim and Noah Sheer see Fabolous & Chris Brown’s “Flipmode” (Desert Storm) gain 90 spins, while a few weeks away from debuting. They’re impacting 2 Chainz f/Travis Scott’s “4 AM” this week. It’s already at #70 on the chart. And on 9/25, they’re impacting Jay-Z f/Damian Marley’s “Bam” (Roc Nation)... RCA’s Inca and Lori G continue to grow the SZA f/Travis Scott’s “Love Galore” (TDE), which holds at #5 and is up 250 spins. Khalid’s “Young, Dumb & Broke” (Right Hand) moves up to #12, after a 270-spin increase. This artist and track really have an amazing streaming story, as it’s #8 nationally. It’s streamed 159m times to date. Chris Brown’s “Questions” continues to climb the chart, this week landing at #18. It was up a very healthy 280 spins. Goldlink’s “Crew” (Squaaash Club) enters the Top 20, and Miguel f/Travis Scott’s “Sky Walker” (ByStorm Ent) is already #43 after a few short weeks. This was up 260 spins. G-Eazy f/A$AP Rocky & Cardi B’s “No Limit” (BPG/RVG) is sure to debut next week. It’s at #45, and was up 310 spins... The Columbia crew of Ayelet Schiffman and James White see Calvin Harris f/Pharrell, Katy Perry & Big Sean’s “Feels” slides its way into the Top 10. It was up 270 spins, and the next goal is Top 5. Lecrae f/Ty Dolla $ign’s “Blessings” (Reach) moves #15-13, gaining 215 spins, and has its eyes set on the Top 10. Tyler, The Creator f/Kali Uchis’ “See You Again” continues to pick up new believers each week. It was up 120 spins, and is now at #46. They’re impacting the new Ayo & Teo track “Better Off Alone” 9/25... Greg Marella and Dixie Tipton at Capitol have Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands” at #52, and Sam Smith’s “Too Good at Goodbyes” jumping to #77, after a triple-digit gain. Halsey’s “Bad at Love” (Astralwerks) continues to develop, and was up 50 spins.

MOST INCREASED:
Cardi B “Bodak Yellow” Atlantic
Yo Gotti & Mike WiLL Made-It f/Nicki Minaj “Rake It Up” CMG/Epic
Chris Brown “Questions” RCA
Maroon 5 f/SZA “What Lovers Do” 222/Interscope
Kendrick Lamar f/Rihanna “LOYALTY.” TDE/Aftermath/Interscope

BUZZ RECORDS:
Post Malone f/Travis Scott “rockstar” Republic
G-Eazy f/A$AP Rocky & Cardi B
“No Limit” RCA
Ski Mask The Slump God
“Catch Me Outside” Victor Victor/Republic
Baka Not Nice
“Live Up To My Name” OVO Sound/Warner Bros.
2 Chainz f/Travis Scott “4 am” Def Jam


 
 
YOUR RADIO ADD RECAP

This week was dominated by The Weeknd's "Die For You" (XO/Republic), which cashed in on 34 adds. Republic also had a solid impact week on Ski Mask The Slump God's "Catch Me Outside" (Victor Victor) with 13 new stations. RCA had solid follow up weeks with G-Eazy's "No Limit" f/A$AP RockyCardi B, and Miguel's "Sky Walker" f/ Travis Scott. Other records with impressive weeks include 2 Chainz' "4 AM" f/ Travis Scott (Def Jam) and Columbia's Tyler The Creator with "See You Again."

 


 
 
HOT NEW RELEASES

The Weeknd, “Die For You” (XO/Republic)
Ski Mask The Slump God, “Catch Me Outside” (Republic)
2 Chainz f/ Travis Scott, “4AM” (Def Jam)


 
 
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