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Ariana Grande’s “Problem” Explodes at Radio, Katy Perry Still Sizzles

Currently a dominant number one on the iTunes Single Sales chart, the new single from Ariana Grande also scored a favorable early position at radio.

“Problem,” Grande’s new track with a guest appearance from Iggy Azalea, was the week’s most-added track at Top 40.

According to Mediabase, it leads the way with an impressive 55 format adds. Powerhouse stations like Los Angeles’ KISS and New York’s Z100 were among the fifty five to welcome the singer-actress’ latest track.

After leading the way last week, Katy Perry’s latest single “Birthday” again scored with radio programmers. With 53 adds, the fourth “PRISM” single was the week’s second-most-added track.

Still a red hot option within the pop world, Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy (featuring Charli XCX)” followed with 28 adds. With 25 adds and 24 adds, One Direction’s “You & I” and KONGOS’ “Come with Me Now” were the week’s fourth- and fifth-most-added tracks, respectively.

Surely benefiting from guest vocalist Sam Smith’s rapid ascent to superstardom, Disclosure’s enduring “Latch” picked up a healthy 21 adds. MAGIC!’s breakthrough “Rude” tied “Latch” as the week’s sixth-most-added track.

The week’s fifteen most added songs follow:
1) Problem – Ariana Grande & Iggy Azalea – 55
2) Birthday – Katy Perry – 53
3) Fancy – Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX – 28
4) You & I – One Direction – 25
5) Come With Me Now – KONGOS – 24
6) Latch – Disclosure – 21
6) Rude – MAGIC! – 21
8) Summer – Calvin Harris – 16
9) Tennis Court – Lorde – 15
10) Turn Down for What – DJ Snake & Lil Jon – 12
10) Am I Wrong – Nico & Vinz – 12
10) Chandelier – Sia – 12
13) Wild Wild Love – Pitbull & GRL – 11
14) I’m Ready – AJR – 9
14) Sing – Ed Sheeran – 9

Beginning this week, the add counts in Headline Planet’s recap are derived from the sum of Mediabase’s monitored and unmonitored data.

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.

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