With Rihanna’s “Work (featuring Drake)” still dominating the airplay charts, urban and rhythmic radio programmers have not yet begun aggressively spinning either of the two follow-ups.
One did, however, receive enough early airplay to secure a Top 70 position at urban radio.
Spun 168 times during the March 27-April 2 tracking week, Rihanna’s “Needed Me” ranks as the Mediabase urban panel’s #68 song.
“Needed Me” is emerging as the clear follow-up to “Work” at the urban format. Fellow “ANTI” single “Kiss It Better,” meanwhile, is filling that role at pop — it officially ranks as the pop format’s #61 song this week.
— Neither song is yet making major waves at rhythmic radio, but “Needed Me” presently has a slight advantage. It received 41 tracking week spins, while “Kiss It Better” received 27. Neither count was enough for a Top 100 ranking.