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As we head into the long holiday weekend, the Top 10 at Pop continues to be a log-jam situation and most of the big moves are happening down the chart. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" f/Justin Bieber (UMLE/RBMG/DefJam/Republic) is the week's Greatest Gainer, jumping up to #11 and poised to join the Top 10 soon. Shawn Mendes' "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" (Island/Republic) joins the Top 15.  RCA's Miley Cyrus took a big jump and moves up inside the Top 25 with "Malibu." Sam Hunt (MCA Nashville/Capitol) makes the jump into the Top 30 with "Body Like A Back Road." And charting this week will be Camila Cabello's "Crying In The Club" (Syco/Epic), Liam Payne's "Strip That Down" f/Quavo (Republic) and Post Malone's "Congratulations" f/Quavo (Republic). 


I don’t think there’s one of us that wasn’t affected by the event in Manchester, England on Monday. Everyone that I’ve spoken to this week is shaken. We have all attended countless concerts, taken friends, family and clients with us and not once did we ever imagine that someone would do something so horrific. Our hearts break for those who lost loved ones and for the families of all of those who witnessed the horror that was Monday night… This was a huge week at Top 40. No one can remember the last time so many A-list artists impacted singles at the format in the same week… Epic’s Team Glassman scored big with Camila Cabello’s debut solo single, “Crying in the Club” (SYCO), posting 81 adds in T40’s toughest week. It had a Top 10 iTunes debut and charted on impact. After just four weeks, DJ Khaled f/Justin Bieber, Quavo & Lil Wayne’s “I’m the One” has climbed up inside the Top 10 to #8. It was the Greatest Gainer for the fourth week in a row… RCA’s Riccitelli, JR, Daddio and Cooper were Most Added on impact with Miley Cyrus’ “Malibu” last week, and the track has soared to #27. You haven’t been able to turn the TV on without seeing her, and this week they pulled in another 40+ adds. They impacted Kygo f/Ellie Goulding’s “First Time” this week and were Top 10 Most Added. Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa’s “Scared to Be Lonely” is set to join the Top 20 and has 285m streams on Spotify. Play-N-Skillz f/Wisin, Frankie J & Leslie Grace’s “If I Once” (Latium) is breaking at WBMP, Z90 and WKTU and is chartbound. Tinashe’s “Flame” has scored adds at WXKS, WITH and KDWB and is climbing toward the chart. Frankie f/Marc E. Bassy’s “Problems Problems,” which has pulled in early airplay from KALV, Radio Disney and KMXV, is already seeing early Shazam numbers in Phoenix… Glassnote’s Nick Petropoulos had a breakthrough week at T40 with Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” after callout started to pop up in airplay markets. That one’s Top 10 Most Added for the second week in a row with adds from Z100, WKSC, KHKS, WIOQ and WODS—a nice list of majors... Republic‘s CW, Spangler and Russell had two songs in the Top 10 Most Added. Liam Payne f/Quavo’s “Strip That Down” pulled in 55 adds on impact, including HITS 1, KIIS, WWPW and Y100, and scored a #1 iTunes debut—a nice start for the ex-1D member’s debut. They also nabbed 28 new adds on Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee f/Justin Bieber’s “Despacito” (UMLE/RBMG/Def Jam), which is set to join the Top 15. That one was the #2 Greatest Gainer and scored a #1 U.S. iTunes placement, as well as #1 Global Spotify & #1 US Shazam honors. Julia Michaels’ “Issues” is now #7 and Top 10 iTunes and Top 10 Shazam. Drake’s “Passionfruit” (YMCMB) is now Top 15 and has all but cleared the panel as it continues to climb the chart. Shawn Mendes’ “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” (Island) is set to join the Top 15, was a Top 5 Greatest Gainer this week and scored new airplay from KLIF, KBFF, WAKS and WLDI. DNCE f/Nicki Minaj’s “Kissing Strangers” is on over 100 stations and scored new airplay last week from Y100, WNFN and WPLW. Hailee Steinfeld’s “Most Girls” charted this week with 90+ stations on board already. Post Malone’s “Congratulations” charted this week with 85+ stations, and it’s #7 at U.S. Spotify and #9 in U.S. consumption according to BuzzAngle... S-Curve’s David Nathan continues to build a great story on AJR’s “Weak,” which moves up this week to #29, scoring new airplay from WWKL and WFHN. We hear there’s some great callout starting to pop up in airplay markets… Capitol’s Marella, Rainey and Siciliano also had two in the Top 10 Most Added this week. Katy Perry f/Nicki Minaj’s “Swish Swish” is scoring adds from WBMP, Z100, KIIS and WBBM, as well as a ton of other majors. They put another 34 adds on Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands” as it moves Top 25 as a Top 5 Greatest Gainer. Halsey’s “Now or Never” (Astralwerks) is set to join the Top 10 and has cleared the panel. The video has 20m views. Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” (MCA Nashville) scored 12 new adds this week, including HITS 1, WNOK and WHQC, and climbs up to #34. Jon Bellion’s “Overwhelming” is heading toward the chart with 50+ stations on board; new this week are WFLZ, WKGS and KZBDRECORDS John Strazza has the second single by Noah Cyrus, “Stay Together,” set to chart soon as new airplay kicks in from WNOW, B96, KIIS and KDWB… Caroline’s Saturn, Halpern and Holman are building a great story on Hey Violet’s “Break My Heart.” They charted this week and pulled in new airplay KRBE, WNKS, WNFN and WFLZ… Warner Bros.Gray, Dyer, Reich and Shih put nine new adds on Dua Lipa’s “Be the One” this week, as the track charts, jumping #45-38 with 110+ stations now on board. Jason Derulo f/Nicki Minaj &Ty Dolla $ign’s “Swalla” (Beluga Heights) moves Top 20. It’s #9 at Global Spotify and #8 at Shazam worldwide. Linkin Park f/Kiiara’s “Heavy” is Top 15 and has cleared the panel… Def Jam’s Sackheim, Rothschild and Farag impacted Iggy Azalea f/Anitta “Switch” and were in the Top 10 Most Added column with big commitments from the likes of KIIS, WBMP, KMVQ and WBLI. Logic f/Alessia Cara & Khalid’s “1-800-273-8255”—off an album that debuted at #1—is now on 25+ stations, scoring 12 of those this week (including WDOD, KBTT, WQMP and KYLD). It’s already #9 on Spotify and has 12m streams this week... Columbia’s Leipsner, Borris and Vaughan continue their hot streak, as The Chainsmokers & Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This” (Disruptor) takes over the #1 position on the chart. James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Go” is set to make the move Top 5 and has cleared the panel. Calvin Harris f/Frank Ocean & Migos’ “Slide” is Top 10 on MB and Top 5 U.S. Shazam. Harry Styles’ “Sign of the Times” is this close to the Top 10. The single continues to hold in the Top 10 on iTunes, and the album debuted at #1. Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Human,” meanwhile, looks to join the Top 30 with big spin increases coming in from WDZH, WRVW and WNOW… MUSIC WE LOVE: French Montana’s “Unforgettable” (Bad Boy/Epic), Khalid’s “Location” (Right Hand Music Group/RCA).


In what was one of the biggest congregations of major releases so far this year as everyone readies their own "Song of the Summer," the #1 Most Added was Selena Gomez' "Bad Liar" (Interscope) with 133 stations on impact, followed by Epic with 81 adds on Camila Cabello's "Crying In The Club" (Syco) on impact.  Republic lifted two into the Top 10, impacting Liam Payne's "Strip That Down" f/Quavo with 55 adds on impact while putting 28 more stations on Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's "Despacito" f/Justin Bieber (UMLE/RBMG/DefJam). Capitol also has two in the Top 10, pulling in 51 adds on Katy Perry's "Swish Swish" f/Nicki Minaj out of the box and getting 34 more on Niall Horan's "Slow Hands." RCA gathers up another 41 adds on Miley Cyrus' "Malibu" and impacts KYGO's "First Time" f/Ellie Goulding with 18 adds.  And for the second week in a row, Glassnote is in the Top 10 Most Added with Childish Gambino, getting 17 new believers on "Redbone."  



On the occasion of RECORDS artist Noah Cyrus' participation in the KUDL Sacramento "EndFest" show, the young singer poses, EndFest-ively, with RED Promotion's Brent Battles, PD Rayne and RECORDS Promo head John Strazza. All agreed that Todd Hensley is a nut job, and subsequently marched to the State Capitol building to demand something be done about us.

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