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Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?” Leads “The Hills” In Race For #1 at Pop Radio

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Update: Currently leading the race for #1 on the next Mediabase pop airplay chart (based on the October 11-17 tracking week), Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?” is already #1 on Billboard’s corresponding Pop Songs chart.

Up two places from last week’s position, it becomes Bieber’s first song to reach the apex of the Pop Songs listing.
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With the first day of the October 11-17 tracking week in the books, Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?” leads the race for #1 on the next pop radio airplay chart.

“What Do You Mean?” received 2,418 spins on Sunday, October 11. Up 19.8% from the song’s October 4 total, the mark positions “WDYM” at #1 on Mediabase’s building airplay chart.

The Weeknd’s “The Hills,” which led “What Do You Mean?” through this past week’s official chart (#2 vs. #3), received slightly less airplay on Sunday. It began the tracking week with 2,357 pop plays on October 11 (+6.6%); the count positions “The Hills” at #2 on the building listing.

R. City’s “Locked Away (featuring Adam Levine),” which spent the past two weeks at #1 on Mediabase’s official chart, was Sunday’s third-most-played song. It received 2,295 daily spins (+2.0%).

Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” (2,189, +15.3%) and Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” (1,875, +14.6%) claim the #4 and #5 positions on the building chart, respectively.

With six days remaining in the tracking week, it is far too early to declare Bieber’s tune a lock for #1. Its first day lead over “The Hills” (and all other songs) does, however, speak favorably to its momentum.

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.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]headlineplanet.com.

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