Rihanna’s “Needed Me” Remains #1 At Rhythmic & Urban Radio

Rihanna [Needed ME | Official Video]

Rihanna’s hit “ANTI” single “Needed Me” earns a second consecutive week atop the Mediabase rhythmic airplay chart. It concurrently extends its urban radio reign to four weeks.

The #1 position at rhythmic comes courtesy a tracking week spin count of ~6,636. While the figure trails last week’s tally by 80, it keeps “Needed Me” ahead of the pack.

Up two places, Drake’s “Controlla” takes #2 on this week’s chart. The song, which could reach #1 as soon as next week, received ~6,090 spins this week (+839).

Played ~5,367 times during the July 17-23 tracking period (-674), Kent Jones’ “Don’t Mind” falls one spot to #3. A one-place rise brings DJ Khaled’s “For Free (featuring Drake)” to #4; the song posted a weekly spin total of ~5,033 (+579).

Drake’s former multi-week #1 “One Dance (featuring WizKid & Kyla)” follows at #5. Down two places, it received ~4,935 weekly spins (-393).

— “Needed Me” retains its urban throne on the strength of its ~4,654 tracking week spins (+17).

Beyonce’s “Sorry” enjoys a one-place lift to #2; it garnered ~4,104 spins during the official tracking period (+224).

Spun ~3,989 times during the official tracking week (-187), Drake’s “One Dance” drops a spot to #3. DJ Khaled’s “For Free (featuring Drake)” rises two spots to #4 with ~3,960 weekly spins (+409).

Future’s “Wicked” is stationary at #5. The song received ~3,859 weekly plays (+271).

Written by Brian Cantor

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