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Lukas Graham’s “Mama Said” Receiving Early Hot AC & Pop Radio Airplay

Update: “Mama Said” received 55 hot adult contemporary spins during the June 12-18 tracking week. The count positions the new Lukas Graham single as the Mediabase Hot AC panel’s #68 song.

Its pop ranking was not available at press time.

“Mama Said,” the follow-up to Lukas Graham’s breakthrough “7 Years,” will impact mainstream US radio during the final week of June.

Several hot adult contemporary and pop radio stations have no desire to wait until then.

According to Mediabase, Phoenix’s hot adult contemporary station Hot 97.5/103.9 played the song ten times during the June 12-18 tracking week. San Francisco’s Alice@97.3, Fort Collins’ 99.9 The Point, and Sirius XM’s The Pulse each contributed 9 weekly Hot AC spins, while stations like Minnesota’s Cities 97 and San Francisco’s Star 101.3 played the song 7 times. Other stations offered three or fewer weekly spins.

Notable weekly pop airplay came from Detroit’s 98.7 AMP (8 spins), Chattanooga’s Hits 96 (8 spins) and Phoenix’ Live 101.5 (7 spins). Other stations, including Providence’s 92 Pro, Wilkes-Barre’s 98.5 KRZ and Johnson City/Greenville’s Electric 94.9, played the song twice this week.

“Mama Said” was first released in 2014 and has charted in several international markets, including the band’s Denmark home.

The aforementioned “7 Years” hit #1 at pop and hot adult contemporary radio in the United States.

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