OMI’s “Cheerleader” Reaches #1 at Pop Radio; The Weeknd, Fifth Harmony Rise


The reign of “Bad Blood” is officially over.

In its place atop the Mediabase pop radio airplay chart is now OMI’s “Cheerleader.” The song, which was #2 on last week’s chart, claims #1 thanks to the ~18,576 spins it received during the July 26-August 1 tracking week (+668).

The song’s rise to pop’s apex comes as “Cheerleader” holds at #2 on the Mediabase rhythmic airplay chart and #10 on the Mediabase hot adult contemporary chart. It rises to #20 on the adult contemporary listing.

Thanks to its ample, multi-format airplay and strong sales and streaming activity, “Cheerleader” is currently enjoying its third stint atop the all-encompassing Billboard Hot 100.

Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” which spent six weeks at #1, slips to #3 this week (~16,962 spins, -1,051). That slip allows The Weeknd’s surging “Can’t Feel My Face” to reach #2 on this week’s pop airplay chart. Up one place, it received ~17,781 tracking week spins (+945).

Fifth Harmony’s hit “Worth It (featuring Kid Ink)” rises one place to #4 on the strength of its ~14,509 spins (+278), while David Guetta’s “Hey Mama (featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack)” falls one spot to #5 (~13,051, -2,150).

Written by Brian Cantor

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