After two weeks in the pinnacle position, it seems clear that Drake’s “Nonstop” will cede its urban radio throne this week.
Far less clear: which song will takeover #1 on Mediabase’s urban airplay chart. Ella Mai’s “Trip” and Travi$ Scott’s “SICKO MODE” both have a shot at the top spot.
As of press time, Ella Mai’s “Trip” has a slight lead. The “Boo’d Up” follow-up received 1,503 spins during the first two days of the October 21-27 tracking period, which gives it the #1 position Mediabase’s building/real-time chart.
“SICKO MODE” is #2 on the building chart with 1,488 spins.
The Travi$ Scott song, however, has a momentum advantage. Whereas its count is up 15.3% from the same-time-last-week mark, “Trip” is up 6.2%. If they remain on those rough trajectories, “SICKO MODE” will pull ahead by the end of the week.
There is, of course, no guarantee they will remain on those trajectories. As such, the #1 spot is still up for grabs.
The next chart will be published this Sunday.