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Demi Lovato’s “Confident” Ranks as Pop’s Most-Added Song; Selena Gomez Follows

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Demi Lovato’s new single “Confident” impacts as the week’s most-added song at pop radio.

It earns that distinction courtesy a very slim margin. “Confident” earned weekly pickups from 47 Mediabase-monitored stations this week; Selena Gomez’ “Same Old Love,” which technically impacted this week as well, scored adds from 46 monitored stations.

While this week may have represented each song’s official impact, neither Selena Gomez’ “Same Old Love” nor Demi Lovato’s “Confident” is completely new to the pop format. Already an established, Top 25 hit, “Same Old Love” had received 115 Mediabase-monitored adds prior to this week’s official impact. Lovato’s “Confident,” which is one of pop’s Top 50 songs, had earned 34 pre-impact adds.

Rudimental’s “Lay It All On Me (featuring Ed Sheeran),” which last week shared the most-added distinction at pop radio, is this week’s third-most-added track. It received pickups from another 42 stations.

An adds count of 28 earns Drake’s surging “Hotline Bling” the fourth-most-added honor, while Conrad Sewell’s “Hold Me Up” and Ellie Goulding’s “On My Mind” tie for fifth-most-added. The iHeartRadio “On the Verge” track and lead “Delirium” single each received 27 adds.

Other notable pop options: DNCE’s “Cake By The Ocean” (22 adds, 7th-most-added), Sia’s “Alive” (19, 8th), Alessia Cara’s “Here” (18, 9th), Audien’s “Something Better (featuring Lady Antebellum)” (14, 10th).

Major Market Adds:
New York – Z100 – Confident (Demi Lovato)
New York – 103.5 KTU – On My Mind (Ellie Goulding), The Hills (The Weeknd)
New York – 92.3 AMP – Zero (Chris Brown)

Los Angeles – 102.7 KIIS – Confident (Demi Lovato)
Los Angeles – Radio Disney – Wake Up (The Vamps), Crazy Beautiful (Skylar Stecker), Lay It All On Me (Rudimental), Can’t Sleep Love (Pentatonix)
Los Angeles – 97.1 AMP – Same Old Love (Selena Gomez)

Chicago – B96 – Powerful (Major Lazer), Alive (Sia), Renegades (X Ambassadors),
Chicago – 103.5 KISS – New Americana (Halsey), Confident (Demi Lovato)

San Francisco – 99-7 NOW – Brokenhearted (Kalin & Myles)
San Francisco – WiLD 94.9 – Something Better (Audien), Hold Me Up (Conrad Sewell), Cake By The Ocean (DNCE), 679 (Fetty Wap), Ex’s and Oh’s (Elle King), Lay It All On Me (Rudimental), Roses (The Chainsmokers), Alive (Sia), Moments (Tove Lo), Renegades (X Ambassadors)

Dallas – 106.1 KISS – Cake By The Ocean (DNCE), Hold My Hand (Jess Glynne)

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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