Rihanna’s “Needed Me” Ranks as Urban Radio’s Most Added Song; TI’s “Money Talk” Follows

Still enthusiastically spinning her “Work (featuring Drake),” urban radio programmers are also beginning to show support for Rihanna’s new single “Needed Me.”

The single, which was serviced to radio as the urban-leaning follow-up to the aforementioned “Work,” received adds from 40 Mediabase-monitored urban stations this week.

The count positions “Needed Me” as the week’s most added song.

Picked up by 33 urban stations, TI’s “Money Talk” follows as second-most added. Plies’ “Ran Off On Da Plug Twice” takes third with 8 adds, while Time’s “Loud (featuring Migos)” earns fourth place courtesy its 7 weekly adds.

Kayla Brianna’s “Do You Remember (featuring Rich Homie Quan),” MadeinTYO’s “Uber Everywhere” and Rae Sremmurd’s “By Chance” tie for fifth with 6 adds each.

A three way tie also emerges at the eighth place position, as Fat Joe & Remy Ma’s “All The Way Up (featuring French Montana),” Kent Jones’ “Don’t Mind,” and Yo Gotti’s “Law (featuring E-40)” each received 5 adds.

— “Needed Me” concurrently received pickups from 13 stations at rhythmic, outperforming fellow single “Kiss It Better” (6 adds) on that format’s add board. “Kiss It Better” made a far bigger impact at pop, scoring 37 first week adds.

“Needed Me” was only picked up by one pop station this week.

Written by Brian Cantor

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