X Ambassadors, Imagine Dragons, Jakubi, Nicki Minaj Reach Hot AC Radio’s Top 60

X Ambassadors (Interscope)

Four songs entered the Top 60 on this week’s edition of the Mediabase hot adult contemporary airplay chart.

The highest-charting of the four was X Ambassadors’ “Renegades.” The song, which is poised to reach #1 at its core alternative format, rose five places to a new high of #56 on this week’s Hot AC chart. It received 147 spins (+19) during the May 31-June 6 tracking week.

Fellow KIDinaKORNER act Imagine Dragons also earned a Top 60 position this week. The band’s “Shots,” which reached a Top 15 peak at alternative radio, rose six places to #57 on this week’s Hot AC chart. It received 139 tracking week spins (+27).

Spun 129 times during the tracking week (+51), Jakubi’s “Couch Potato” earned #59 on this week’s Hot AC listing. It was #73 last week.

Nicki Minaj’s “The Night is Still Young,” which is soaring at pop and rhythmic, claimed the last available Top 60 position at Hot AC. It rose fifteen places to #60 on the strength of its 122 spins (+53).

Written by Brian Cantor

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