Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean” Enters Rhythmic’s Top 40; DeJ Loaf, J. Cole Also Join

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Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?” required just two days of rhythmic radio airplay to rank as last week’s #59 song.

Following its first complete week of airplay, it soars to #32 on the new Mediabase rhythmic chart.

Spun 1,006 times during the August 30-September 5 tracking week (+759), “What Do You Mean?” jumps twenty seven places to #32 on this week’s official listing.

“What Do You Mean,” which is concurrently positioned in the Top 20 at pop and Top 50 at Hot AC, is one of five additions to rhythmic’s Top 40.

Drake’s “Hotline Bling” and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Downtown” surge to #21 and #22, respectively.

DeJ Loaf’s “Back Up (featuring Big Sean),” meanwhile, enters at #37. Up four places, it received 589 weekly plays (+14).

J. Cole’s “No Role Modelz” joins the Top 40 at #38. The song, which received 564 weekly spins (+85), rises eight places from last week’s position.

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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