Drake’s “Controlla” Stays #1 At Urban Radio; Usher & Young Thug, Dae Dae Enter Top 5

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Drake’s radio dominance continues as “Controlla” spends a second week atop the Mediabase urban airplay chart.

“Controlla” received ~4,829 spins during the August 14-20 tracking period. The count trails last week’s mark by 131 but keeps Drake’s tune situated atop the chart.

Up one place, Rihanna’s “Needed Me” ranks as the weekly runner-up. The “ANTI” single received ~4,306 weekly urban spins (-47).

DJ Khaled’s “For Free (featuring Drake)” slips to #3 with a weekly spin count of ~4,154 (-299).

Played ~3,703 times this week (+364), Usher’s “No Limit (featuring Young Thug)” rises three places to #4. Dae Dae’s “Wat U Mean (Aye, Aye, Aye)” follows at #5. The song, which was #6 last week, received ~3,612 spins this week (+138).

The Usher and Dae Dae songs are making their first Top 5 appearances.

Written by Brian Cantor

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