Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj’s “Side To Side” Enjoys Third Week As Pop Radio’s #1 Song

THE 2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS(r) - The “2016 American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, broadcasts live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, at 8:00 p.m. EST, on ABC. (Image Group LA/ABC) ARIANA GRANDE, NICKI MINAJ

Making good on Headline Planet’s projection, Ariana Grande’s “Side To Side (featuring Nicki Minaj)” easily retains the top spot on Mediabase’s pop radio airplay chart.

Played ~18,044 times during the December 18-24 tracking week (-198), “Side To Side” enjoys a third week at #1.

It becomes Grande’s first single to spend three or more weeks at #1. Of her previous #1 pop hits, “Problem (featuring Iggy Azalea)” ruled for two weeks, while “Bang Bang (with Jessie J & Nicki Minaj)” led for one.

The entire Top 5 is actually steady this week; Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know (featuring Kendrick Lamar)” holds at #2 with ~16,120 spins (+519), while Alessia Cara’s “Scars To Your Beautiful” remains #3 with ~15,939 (+629).

The Chainsmokers’ “Closer (featuring Halsey)” is stationary at #4 with ~14,578 (-546), and a spin count of ~13,647 (-1,188) keeps The Weeknd’s “Starboy (featuring Daft Punk)” at #5.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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