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Justin Bieber & BloodPop’s “Friends” Erupts As Pop Radio’s Most Added Song

“Friends” won first-week support from an impressive number of pop stations.

Justin Bieber + BloodPop - Friends / via @justinbieber

Pop radio welcomed the new Justin Bieber-BloodPop collaboration with open arms.

Picked up by 137 Mediabase-monitored pop stations, their “Friends” convincingly ranks as the format’s most added song. The list of 137 includes all but one pop reporter from the Top 5 American radio markets.

Halsey’s “Bad At Love,” which also impacted this week, takes second place on the add board. It won support from 57 stations.

P!nk’s “What About Us” takes third place with 34 new adds. Dua Lipa’s “New Rules” and Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still” follow in a tie for fourth; they each won support from 29 stations.

This week’s other notable pop radio options: PRETTYMUCH’s “Would You Mind” (24 adds, 6th-most), Sabrina Carpenter’s “Why” (21 adds, 7th-most), Miley Cyrus’ “Younger Now” (18 adds, 8th-most), blackbear’s “do re mi” (16 adds, 9th-most, tie), and Harry Styles’ “Two Ghosts” (16 adds, 9th-most, tie).

Major Market Adds:
New York – Z100 – Friends (Justin Bieber & BloodPop), Bad At Love (Halsey), Two Ghosts (Harry Styles), Glorious (Macklemore ft. Skylar Grey), Why (Sabrina Carpenter)
New York – 103.5 KTU – Friends (Justin Bieber & BloodPop)
New York – 92.3 AMP – Friends (Justin Bieber & BloodPop), Believer (Imagine Dragons), do re mi (Blackbear), Feel It Still (Portugal. The Man)

Los Angeles – 102.7 KIIS – Friends (Justin Bieber & BloodPop), Bad At Love (Halsey), Younger Now (Miley Cyrus)
Los Angeles – Radio Disney – Friends (Justin Bieber & BloodPop), Feel It Still (Portugal. The Man)
Los Angeles – 97.1 AMP – Friends (Justin Bieber & BloodPop), Bad At Love (Halsey), 1-800-273-8255 (Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid), What About Us (P!nk)

Chicago – B96 – Friends (Justin Bieber & BloodPop), Obsession (Vice ft. Jon Bellion), Something Different (Why Don’t We)
Chicago – 103.5 KISS – Friends (Justin Bieber & BloodPop), Would You Mind (PRETTYMUCH), Bad At Love (Halsey)

San Francisco – 99-7 NOW – Friends (Justin Bieber & BloodPop), Bodak Yellow (Cardi B), What About Us (P!nk)
San Francisco – WiLD 94.9 – Friends (Justin Bieber & BloodPop), Havana (Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug)

Dallas – Hot 93.3 – Glorious (Macklemore ft. Skylar Grey), Location (Khalid)
Dallas – 103.7 AMP – Friends (Justin Bieber & BloodPop), Bad At Love (Halsey)
Dallas – 106.1 KISS – Friends (Justin Bieber & BloodPop), Bad At Love (Halsey), Would You Mind (PRETTYMUCH), Location (Khalid)

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]headlineplanet.com.

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