Pop Radio Listeners Are Loving Music From Halsey & Khalid

“Eastside,” “Without Me,” and “Love Lies” are scoring well at pop radio.

Halsey & Khalid at the AMAs | ABC/Image Group LA

The latest Mediabase/Critical Mass Media callout report reveals clear audience support for Halsey.

Benny Blanco, Halsey & Khalid’s “Eastside” and Halsey’s own “Without Me” are two of the format’s best-scoring songs.

Per the report, which is based on a survey of pop listeners, “Eastside” boasts a positive rating from 68.7%, a negative rating from 13.6%, and thus a “net positive” score of 55.2%. It also holds a favorite rating from 25.5%.

Of the 17 songs measured, “Eastside” boasts the #1 net positive rating, the #1 negative rating, the #4 positive rating and #10 favorite rating.

“Without Me” meanwhile holds a 66.8% positive rating (#6), a 14.1% negative rating (#2), a 52.7% net positive rating (#2), and a 32.8% favorite rating (#2).

— Khalid also has a second strong performer. Despite its age (it is celebrating its 38th week on the airplay chart), his Normani collaboration “Love Lies” continues to post excellent callouts.

It boasts a 70.3% positive rating (#1), a 19.9% negative rating (#7), a 50.4% net positive rating (#4) and a 28.5% favorite rating (#6).

— “Eastside” and “Without Me” currently hold Top 5 positions at pop radio. “Love Lies” is a former #1 hit.

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.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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