Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” Explodes as Pop Radio’s Most-Added; Adele’s “Hello” Follows

Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” and Adele’s “Hello” both received monstrous add counts in conjunction with their official pop radio impacts.

“Sorry” received a greater number of adds — and thus ranks as this week’s most-added song at pop radio.

The follow-up to Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?” won adds from 140 Mediabase-monitored pop stations this week. Adele’s lead “25” single earned pickups from 132 such stations; it takes second-most-added.

Indicative of colossal support, the adds counts are among the best ever reported by the Mediabase pop panel.

In their own league on the weekly pop radio add board, “Sorry” and “Hello” were not the only songs to receive ample support.

Tied for third-most-added, Gwen Stefani’s “Used To Love You” and One Direction’s “Perfect” both received 55 Mediabase-monitored pickups. They too formally impacted the format this week.

Added by 18 stations each, 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Hey Everybody!” and Tove Lo’s “Moments” tie for fifth-most-added.

Other notable weekly pop options: Charlie Puth’s “One Call Away” (17 adds, 7th, tie), Fetty Wap’s “679” (17 adds, 7th, tie), Meghan Trainor’s “Like I’m Gonna Lose You (featuring John Legend)” (17 adds, 7th, tie), Daya’s “Hide Away” (16 adds, 10th).

Major Market Adds:
New York – Z100 – Hello (Adele), Sorry (Justin Bieber)
New York – 103.5 KTU – Sorry (Justin Bieber)
New York – 92.3 AMP – Be Right There (Diplo & Sleepy Tom), Don’t Trip (The Game), Try Me (Jason Derulo), Sorry (Justin Bieber)

Los Angeles – 102.7 KIIS – Zero (Chris Brown), Hello (Adele), Sorry (Justin Bieber)
Los Angeles – Radio Disney – Sorry (Justin Bieber), Dessert (Dawin ft. Silento), Hollow (Tori Kelly), One Call Away (Charlie Puth)
Los Angeles – 97.1 AMP – Hello (Adele), Sorry (Justin Bieber), Dessert (Dawin ft. Silento), Used To Love You (Gwen Stefani), Player (Tinashe ft. Chris Brown), Renegades (X Ambassadors)

Chicago – B96 – Sorry (Justin Bieber), Irresistible (Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato)
Chicago – 103.5 KISS – Sorry (Justin Bieber), Hello (Adele)

San Francisco – 99-7 NOW – Hello (Adele), The Fix (Nelly ft. Jeremih), Sorry (Justin Bieber)
San Francisco – WiLD 94.9 – Hello (Adele), Sorry (Justin Bieber), Wake Up (The Vamps)

Dallas – 106.1 KISS – Here (Alessia Cara), Hello (Adele), One Call Away (Charlie Puth), Sorry (Justin Bieber), Like I’m Gonna Lose You (Meghan Trainor ft. John Legend)

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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