Ariana Grande’s “Focus” Erupts As Pop Radio’s Most-Added Song

Ariana Grande [FOX]

Last week, Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” and Adele’s “Hello” scored monster pop radio add counts of 140 and 132, respectively.

This week, Ariana Grande’s “Focus” won an even greater level of support.

The new single won adds from an impressive 158 Mediabase-monitored stations. It easily ranks as the week’s most-added song.

Its weekly add count also ranks as the third-greatest achieved in Mediabase history. Only Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” (178) and Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?” (165) have posted greater weekly add counts.

Each added by 43 stations this week, the aforementioned “Hello” and “Sorry” follow in a tie for second-most-added. An add count of 25 earns One Direction’s “Perfect” fourth place, while Fall Out Boy’s “Irresistible (featuring Demi Lovato)” and Fetty Wap’s “679” tie for fifth on the strength of their 21 pickups.

Other notable pop options this week: Tori Kelly’s “Hollow” (20 adds, 7th-most-added), Gwen Stefani’s “Used To Love You” (18 adds, 8th-most-added), DNCE’s “Cake By The Ocean” (16 adds, 9th-most-added), BORNS’ “Electric Love” (15 adds, 10th-most-added).

Major Market Adds:
New York – Z100 – Hide Away (Daya), Irresistible (Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato), Like I’m Gonna Lose You (Meghan Trainor ft. John Legend), Focus (Ariana Grande)
New York – 103.5 KTU –
New York – 92.3 AMP – Hello (Adele), Focus (Ariana Grande), Dessert (Dawin ft. Silento), To U (Skrillex & Diplo ft. AlunaGeorge)

Los Angeles – 102.7 KIIS – Focus (Ariana Grande)
Los Angeles – Radio Disney – Focus (Ariana Grande), Hello (Adele)
Los Angeles – 97.1 AMP – Hey Everybody (5SOS)

Chicago – B96 – Cake By The Ocean (DNCE), Focus (Ariana Grande), Hello (Adele)
Chicago – 103.5 KISS – One Call Away (Charlie Puth), Like I’m Gonna Lose You (Meghan Trainor ft. John Legend), Focus (Ariana Grande), Used To Love You (Gwen Stefani)

San Francisco – 99-7 NOW – Focus (Ariana Grande), Used To Love You (Gwen Stefani), One Call Away (Charlie Puth), Taking My Time (Kalin & Myles ft. Kool John), Gibberish (MAX ft. Hoodie Allen), Stressed Out (twenty one pilots), Dessert (Dawin ft. Silento)
San Francisco – WiLD 94.9 – Kamikaze (MO), Wild (Troye Sivan), Focus (Ariana Grande), In The Night (The Weeknd)

Dallas – 106.1 KISS – Focus (Ariana Grande), Used To Love You (Gwen Stefani), 679 (Fetty Wap)

Written by Brian Cantor

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