Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap” Reaches #1 at Pop

Only two artists reached the #1 position on Mediabase’s pop radio airplay chart twice this summer.

One was Iggy Azalea, who appeared on the chart-topping hits “Fancy” and “Problem.”

The other is Azlaea’s “Fancy” collaborator Charli XCX, who ascends to the #1 position on the latest rolling airplay chart.

While Mediabase will not certify “Boom Clap” as an official #1 until it issues its published chart Sunday night, there is no doubt that Charli XCX’s song will hold its position until then.

“Boom Clap” commanded 15,657 pop radio spins between August 22 and 28, which bests the 15,584 earned by Sam Smith’s #2 song “Stay with Me.” Insofar as “Boom Clap” is still gaining airplay and “Stay with Me” is losing it, that margin should increase as Sunday nears.

“Boom Clap” garnered 99.71 million audience impressions during the August 22-28 period.

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.

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