Shawn Mendes’ “Mercy,” Rihanna’s “Love On The Brain” Reach Hot AC Radio’s Top 20

[Photo: Shawn Mendes at New Year's Rockin' Eve | ABC]

In rising from #28 to #13, Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” represents the highest ranking addition to the Top 20 at hot adult contemporary radio.

It is not the only addition.

Shawn Mendes’ “Mercy” and Rihanna’s “Love On The Brain” also join the Top 20 on this week’s Mediabase Hot AC airplay chart.

Played ~1,585 times during the January 8-14 tracking week (+322), “Mercy” rises four places to #19.

Also up four places, “Love On The Brain” earns #20. It received ~1,402 weekly spins (+174).

Written by Brian Cantor

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