Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” Enters Hot AC Radio’s Top 15; Adele Joins Top 20

The most-played song at pop radio is now one of the Top 15 songs at hot adult contemporary.

Spun ~2,418 times during the December 20-26 tracking week (+244), Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” enjoys a three-place lift to #14 on the Mediabase Hot AC airplay chart.

“Sorry” is the week’s only addition to the Top 15.

The Top 20 also plays host to one addition. Adele’s “When We Were Young,” that song, elevates three places to #18. It received ~2,199 weekly plays (+424).

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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