Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” Approaching #1 At Pop Radio

The smash hit could hit #1 on this week’s chart.

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The race is presently too close to make a guarantee, but Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” definitely has a strong shot of claiming #1 on this week’s Mediabase pop radio airplay chart.

“thank u, next” received 13,516 spins during the first five days of the January 13-19 tracking period. Up 7% from the count at this point last week, the tally slots Grande’s tune at #1 on the building/real-time chart.

“thank u, next” does not hold a big lead. Panic! At The Disco’s building #2 “High Hopes” is only 26 spins behind. Halsey’s building #3 “Without Me” trails by a modest 332 spins.

“thank u, next” does, however, hold the clear momentum advantage. “High Hopes” is actually decelerating, while “Without Me” is only up 4% week-over-week. If the songs remain on their current trajectories, “thank u, next” will finish the week at #1.

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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