Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” Ranks As Most Added At Rhythmic & Urban Radio

The rhythmic and urban radio formats are embracing Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow.”

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Indicative of its resonance with music buyers, Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” has been flying up the iTunes sales chart.

Indicative of its resonance with radio programmers, the breakthrough hit ranks as the rhythmic format’s most added song this week. It earns the same distinction at urban radio.

“Bodak Yellow” won support from 25 new Mediabase-monitored rhythmic stations this week. It meanwhile landed at 37 new Mediabase-monitored urban stations.

— Picked up by rhythmic 15 stations, Ty Dolla $ign’s “Love U Better” takes second place on the rhythmic add board. Yo Gotti’s “Rake It Up (featuring Nicki Minaj)” takes third with 10 pickups, while Jessie Reyez’ “Figures” and Metro Boomin’s “No Complaints (featuring Offset & Drake)” tie for fourth with 9 adds each.

Other notable rhythmic options: Marc E. Bassy’s “Plot Twist (featuring KYLE)” (8 adds, 6th-most), Khalid’s “Young Dumb & Broke” (7 adds, 7th-most), J Balvin & Willy William’s “Mi Gente” (6 adds, 8th-most), 24hrs’ “What You Like (featuring Wiz Khalifa & Ty Dolla $ign)” (5 adds, 9th-most, tie), Meek Mill’s “Whatever You Need” (5 adds, 9th-most, tie), and TK Kravitz’ “Space” (5 adds, 9th-most, tie).

— Each added by 33 urban stations, 21 Savage’s “Bank Account” and Drake’s “Signs” tie for second place at urban radio. Lenny Grant’s “On & On” takes fourth with 27 adds, while Brooklyn Queen’s “Emoji” earns fifth-most added with 20 pickups.

Other notable urban options: A$AP Mob’s “RAF” (9 adds, 6th-most), DeJ Loaf’s “No fear” (6 adds, 7th-most), Jay-Z’s “4:44” (5 adds, 8th-most, tie), Mozzy’s “Can’t Take It (Ima Gangsta)” (5 adds, 8th-most, tie), and Rajitheone’s “#WhiteGirlVoice” (5 adds, 8th-most, tie).

Written by Brian Cantor

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