Adele’s “Hello” Remains #1 at Pop Radio, Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” Rockets to #2

Spun approximately 19,143 times during the November 29-December 5 tracking week (+197), Adele’s “Hello” remains #1 on Mediabase’s pop radio airplay chart.

This represents the song’s third week at #1 on the format’s airplay chart. The multi-format smash concurrently earns a third week atop the hot adult contemporary radio chart, a fourth week at #1 on adult contemporary, and a fifth week at #1 on the Triple A listing.

At pop, Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” rockets into the runner-up slot. Up five places, the song claims #2 on the strength of its ~15,499 weekly spins.

This week’s spin count bests last week’s by a whopping 2,997. The gain is the week’s greatest at pop radio.

Down one place from last week’s chart, Drake’s “Hotline Bling” is #3 on the latest listing. It received ~14,833 weekly spins (-1,111). Selena Gomez’ “Same Old Love” rises one place to #4 with ~14,816 spins (+1,099), while Shawn Mendes’ former #1 “Stitches” slips two places to #5 It earned ~13,548 weekly plays (-1,784).

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.

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