Adele’s “Send My Love” Edges Sia’s “Cheap Thrills” For #1 At Pop Radio

Adele [Send My Love Video | Columbia Records]

Adele’s “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” wins a nail-biter of a pop radio airplay race on this week’s Mediabase chart.

The third “25” single received ~15,881 spins during the September 4-10 tracking period. Up 639 plays from last week, the count gives “Send My Love” an extremely narrow victory over Sia’s “Cheap Thrills (featuring Sean Paul).”

“Cheap Thrills,” which has spent six non-consecutive weeks on top, received ~15,871 tracking period plays (-679).

“Send My Love” follows “Hello” as the second pop radio #1 from “25.” It is her fourth overall Mediabase pop radio chart-topper.

Major Lazer’s “Cold Water (featuring Justin Bieber & MØ)” rises one place to #3 on this week’s pop chart. It received ~15,430 tracking period spins (+914).

twenty one pilots’ former #1 “Ride” falls two places to #4 with ~14,941 plays (-1,358), while The Chainsmokers’ “Closer (featuring Halsey)” jumps three places to #5.

“Closer” garnered ~13,209 weekly spins (+2,173).

Written by Brian Cantor

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