Liam Payne & J Balvin’s “Familiar” Received First Day Pop Radio Play From Hits 1, 99.5 ZPL, More

“Familiar” received some early attention at pop rado.

Liam Payne & J Balvin - Familiar / Republic

Liam Payne & J Balvin’s “Familiar” predictably received some opening day support at pop radio.

According to Mediabase, the top support came from SiriusXM Hits 1. The satellite station had played “Familiar” 19 times by the end of Friday, April 20.

Other top early supporters include Indianapolis’ 99.5 ZPL (17 spins), Kansas City’s Mix93.3 (9 spins), and Myrtle Beach’s Energy 92.1 (7 spins).

“Familiar,” which officially impacts pop radio on May 1, is the follow-up to Payne’s “Bedroom Floor.”

It was Friday’s #61 song on US Spotify — and currently ranks at #27 on the US iTunes sales chart.

Written by Brian Cantor

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