X Ambassadors, Twenty One Pilots Reach Top 15 at Hot AC Radio; Sia Enters Top 20

X Ambassadors (NBC)

X Ambassadors’ “Unsteady” and twenty one pilots’ “Ride” reach the Top 15 on this week’s Mediabase hot adult contemporary airplay chart. Sia’s “Cheap Thrills (featuring Sean Paul),” meanwhile, moves into the Top 20.

Spun ~2,494 times during the June 12-18 tracking week (+263), “Unsteady” rises three places to a new peak of #13 on the chart.

“Ride” enjoys a four-place lift to #14. The song received ~2,457 weekly plays (+350).

As it moves into the Top 10 at pop, the aforementioned “Cheap Thrills” enjoys a five-place jump to #19 on the Hot AC chart. The song garnered ~1,826 weekly spins, which bests last week’s count by a healthy 550. Only Adele’s #6 “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” (+777) posted a greater weekly gain.

— While it is not new to the Top 20, Rachel Platten’s “Better Place” re-enters this week. Spun ~1,755 times between June 12 and 18 (+72), it rises one place to #20.

Written by Brian Cantor

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