Kesha’s “Praying” Enters Top 10 At Hot AC Radio; Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” Top 15

“Praying” and “Perfect” rise to new highs on the hot adult contemporary chart.

Kesha on 8/10/17 Fallon | Andrew Lipovsky/NBC

Two high-profiles ballads rise on this week’s Mediabase hot adult contemporary airplay chart.

Kesha’s “Praying” rises one place to #10, while Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” jumps five spots to #15.

“Praying” received 3,564 spins during the September 24-30 tracking period. This week’s count tops last week’s mark by 178 spins.

“Perfect” posted a tracking period spin count of 2,084, which tops last week’s count by 693 plays. “Perfect” ranks as the Hot AC format’s top airplay gainer.

Written by Brian Cantor

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