DJ Khaled & Drake’s “For Free” Remains #1 At Rhythmic; Tory Lanez’ “LUV” Enters Top 5, Sia & Sean Paul Top 10

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Last week, DJ Khaled’s “For Free (featuring Drake)” rose to #1 on the Mediabase rhythmic radio airplay chart.

This week, it retains that throne.

Spun ~6,267 times during the August 14-20 tracking period (-2), “For Free” comfortably retains the #1 spot on Mediabase’s rhythmic chart.

Drake’s own “Controlla” holds at #2 with ~5,419 weekly spins (-464), while Rihanna’s “Needed Me” stays #3 on the strength of its ~5,055 (-664). Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For (featuring Rihanna),” which received ~4,743 tracking period plays (-454), is stationary at #4.

Up one place, Tory Lanez’ “LUV” grabs #5. The “I Told You” single garnered ~4,483 tracking period plays (+486).

As Tory Lanez’ single moves into the Top 5, Sia’s “Cheap Thrills (featuring Sean Paul)” cracks the Top 10. The pop and hot adult contemporary chart-topper rises two places to #10 on this week’s Mediabase rhythmic chart. It received ~3,425 tracking period plays (+261).

Written by Brian Cantor

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