Ariana Grande’s “Focus,” One Direction’s “Perfect” Reach Pop Radio’s Top 25

Last week, Ariana Grande’s “Focus” debuted at #31 on Mediabase’s pop radio airplay chart.

This week, “Focus” soars to #21 on the listing.

The new Grande single received ~5,003 plays within the November 1-7 tracking period, which marked its first complete week of availability.

This week’s count bests last week’s abbreviated weekly total by a whopping 2,974 plays.

Only Adele’s #12 “Hello” (+4,685) enjoyed a greater weekly gain.

— One Direction’s “Perfect” also reaches the Top 25 on this week’s pop airplay chart. Up six places, “Perfect” claims #24 on the strength of its ~3,046 weekly spins (+862).

— While not new to the Top 25, Conrad Sewell’s “Hold Me Up” re-enters that portion of the chart this week. It rises one place to #25 on the strength of its ~3,033 weekly spins (+50).

Written by Brian Cantor

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