Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” Blasts Into Rhythmic’s Top 25; Ariana Grande’s “Focus” Top 30

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Singles from two high-profile Scooter Braun clients soar on this week’s Mediabase rhythmic airplay chart.

Up eight places, Justin Bieber’s new “Sorry” claims #22 on the listing. The second single from his “Purpose,” which arrives Friday, received 1,585 plays during the official November 1-7 tracking week (+639).

Ariana Grande’s “Focus” also enjoys a substantial gain this week. Up twenty one places, it takes the #27 position on Mediabase’s rhythmic chart.

The new Grande single received 1,147 rhythmic spins during the official tracking week (+784).

The Bieber song is the week’s only addition to the Top 25; Grande’s tune is the only addition to the Top 30.

— In addition to advancing at rhythmic, “Sorry” also rises to #17 on Mediabase’s pop airplay chart. “Focus” flies to #21 on the pop listing.

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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