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Ariana Grande & The Weeknd’s “Love Me Harder” Going Top 5 at Pop Radio

The recipient of some major recent airplay gains, Ariana Grande & The Weeknd’s “Love Me Harder” is now one of pop’s five most-played songs.

According to Mediabase, “Love Me Harder” commanded 12,491 pop spins during the seven days between December 12 and 18. That count registers as the pop format’s fifth-largest.

Insofar as the song is rising rapidly and under no imminent fire from a song beneath the top five, “Love Me Harder” is poised to cement a top five position on Sunday’s official Mediabase airplay chart. It will thus extend Grande’s “My Everything”-era hot streak; previous singles “Problem,” “Break Free (featuring Zedd)” and “Bang Bang (bonus track with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj)” also reached the top five.

Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” will remain atop the pop radio chart this week. Currently #3 on the rolling chart, Nick Jonas’ “Jealous” is expected to reach the #2 position on the official one, while Maroon 5’s “Animals,” Calvin Harris’ “Blame (featuring John Newman)” and the aforementioned “Love Me Harder” will follow.

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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