Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” Earns Most Added Honor At Urban & Rhythmic Radio

“This Is America” is amassing support at the rhythmic and urban radio formats.

Childish Gambino | Will Heath/NBC

Confirmed by its #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100, Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” ranks as the hottest song in America.

It should therefore come as no surprise that it is amassing support from radio programmers.

“This Is America,” in fact, ranks as this week’s most added song at both rhythmic and urban radio.

— “This Is America” tops the rhythmic radio add board with pickups from 42 Mediabase-monitored stations.

Marshmello x Juicy J’s “You Can Cry (featuring James Arthur)” takes second place with 26 adds.

Each added by 12 stations, J. Cole’s “KOD” and Marc E. Bassy’s “Main Chick” tie for third. Burns’ “Hands On Me” and Post Malone’s “Ball For Me (featuring Nicki Minaj)” tie for fifth with 11 adds a piece.

This week’s other notable rhythmic options: Lil Pump’s “Esskeetit” (9 adds, 7th-most), KYLE’s “Playinwitme (featuring Kehlani)” (7 adds, 8th-most, tie), Nelly’s “Freaky With You (featuring Jacquees)” (7 adds, 8th-most, tie), Migos’ “Walk It Talk It (featuring Drake)” (6 adds, 10th-most, tie), Miguel’s “Come Through And Chill” (6 adds, 10th-most, tie), and Young Thug’s “Anybody (featuring Nicki Minaj)” (6 adds, 10th-most, tie).

— “This Is America” meanwhile leads the urban add board with pickups from 54 stations.

“Anybody” follows in second with 44 urban pickups, while Queen Naija’s “Medicine” grabs third place on the strength of its 34 adds.

Kanye West’s “Lift Yourself” (31 adds, 4th-most) and J. Cole’s “KOD” (13 adds, 5th-most) complete the Top 5.

This week’s other notable urban options: Rich The Kid’s “Plug Walk” (10 adds, 6th-most), James Jackson’s “Dat Bag” (8 adds, 7th-most, tie), Summerella’s “Pull Up” (8 adds, 7th-most, tie), Lil Donald’s “Do Better” (7 adds, 9th-most), King Combs & Chris Brown’s “Love You Better” (6 adds, 10th-most, tie), and Lil Pump’s “Esskeetit” (6 adds, 10th-most, tie).

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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