Alessia Cara’s Debut Single “Here” Claims #1 at Pop Radio

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“Here,” Alessia Cara’s double-platinum debut single, is officially pop radio’s top song.

Spun ~17,468 times during the January 17-23 tracking week (+315), “Here” rises two places to #1 on the Mediabase pop radio airplay chart. Cara’s tune seizes the throne from Selena Gomez’ “Same Old Love,” which is down to #3 based on preliminary data.

Gomez’ song received ~16,388 spins during the official tracking week (-1,706).

Tied with “Same Old Love” based on preliminary spin count, Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” holds at #2 thanks to a greater bullet. Its weekly spin count of ~16,388 trails last week’s by ~1,029.

Bieber is also represented at #4 by “Love Yourself.” Up one place, “Love Yourself” received ~16,249 weekly plays (+2,468). It trades places with The Weeknd’s “In The Night,” which slips to #5 courtesy a spin count of ~14,487 (+636).

— Pop is the second format conquered by “Here,” which had previously reached the apex of the rhythmic airplay chart.

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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