Rihanna’s “Needed Me” Headed For Top 25 at Urban Radio, T40 at Rhythmic Radio

Rihanna [CR: NBC]

Rihanna, whose “Work (featuring Drake)” is set to score a 7th straight week at #1 on the Mediabase urban and rhythmic airplay charts, will also claim noteworthy positions with fellow “ANTI” single “Needed Me.”

The urban-leaning “Work” follow-up is on track for a Top 25 position on the urban airplay chart and a Top 40 position on the rhythmic listing.

“Needed Me” received 970 urban spins during the first six days of the April 10-16 tracking week. The count, which bests last week’s mark by 86.5%, slots “Needed Me” at #26 on Mediabase’s building chart.

Even if “Needed Me” does not leapfrog an additional song prior to the close of tracking, it would still be able to claim a Top 25 position on the official chart. Chris Brown’s building #13 “Back To Sleep” is due to be removed as a recurrent this week, which would cause all songs below #13 to rise by one spot.

“Needed Me” is concurrently #39 on the building rhythmic chart based on the 581 spins it received during the tracking week’s first six days (+120.1%). It will surely remain in the Top 40 through the close of tracking.

— As “Needed Me” makes upward moves at urban and rhythmic, fellow “ANTI” single “Kiss It Better” climbs at pop. The song is set to reach the Top 30 on this week’s Mediabase pop chart.

Written by Brian Cantor

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