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Ed Sheeran’s “Photograph” Ranks as Hot AC’s Most Added; Wiz Khalifa Follows

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“Photograph,” the latest single from Ed Sheeran’s “x,” is off to a very promising start at hot adult contemporary radio.

Picked up by 27 Mediabase-monitored stations in conjunction with this week’s official impact “Photograph” ranks as the Hot AC format’s most added song.

The sizable support will help “Photograph” continue climbing the format’s airplay chart. Per Sunday’s official Mediabase listing, it was Hot AC’s #52 song for the May 3-9 tracking week.

After tying Adam Lambert’s “Ghost Town” for most added last week, Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again (featuring Charlie Puth)” grabs second-most added this week. It won support from 20 monitored stations.

“Ghost Town” ties for third-most added this week. Like Sam Hunt’s country crossover “Take Your Time,” it received 11 monitored adds.

Tove Lo’s “Talking Body” earns fifth-most added on the strength of its 7 pickups.

Other notable options at Hot AC: Allen Stone’s “Freedom” (5 adds, 6th-most added, tie), James Bay’s “Hold Back the River” (5 adds, 6th-most added, tie), Vance Joy’s “Mess is Mine” (5 adds, 6th-most added, tie), Elle King’s “Ex’s and Oh’s” (4 adds, 9th-most added, tie), Fall Out Boy’s “Uma Thurman” (4 adds, 9th-most added, tie), Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” (4 adds, 9th-most added, tie), Natalie La Rose’s “Somebody (featuring Jeremih)” (4 adds, 9th-most added, tie) and Nickelback’s “Satellite” (4 adds, 9th-most added, tie).

Major market adds:
***95.5 PLJ (New York) – Dear Future Husband (Meghan Trainor)
Fresh 102.7 (New York) – Photograph (Ed Sheeran), Elastic Heart (Sia)
104.3 MYFM (Los Angeles) – One Last Time (Ariana Grande), Cecilia and the Satellite (Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness), See You Again (Wiz Khalifa)
101.9fm (Chicago) –
Star 101.3 (San Francisco) – Photograph (Ed Sheeran), Earned It (The Weeknd)
Alice @ 97.3 (San Francisco) – Mess is Mine (Vance Joy), See You Again (Wiz Khalifa)
103.7 KVIL (Dallas) – Ex’s and Oh’s (Elle King)
102.9 NOW (Dallas) – Girl Crush (Little Big Town), Bad Blood (Taylor Swift)

Written by Brian Cantor

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