Khalid & Halsey Continue To Resonate With Pop Radio Listeners

Songs involving the artists are posting strong callouts.

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

In a mid-December article, Headline Planet noted that songs from Khalid and Halsey were faring well with pop radio listeners.

Two months have passed since that feature, and the conclusion remains true.

Mediabase and CMM just released their latest pop radio callout report, and it confirms strong support for three songs involving the artists.

Of the 18 current singles featured in this week’s report, Khalid’s “Better” boasts the best “net positive” score (positive – negative reaction = 54.9%).

Benny Blanco, Halsey & Khalid’s “Eastside” is #2 with a “net positive” score of 54.4%, while Halsey’s own “Without Me” is in #3 with 53.3%.

The “Eastside” score is particularly impressive, as the song is currently celebrating its 30th week on the Mediabase airplay chart. Despite that old age (it is the longest-tenured song on the listing), it continues to resonate with listeners.

In their respective 19th and 17th weeks, “Without Me” and “Better” are chart veterans in their own right.

“Eastside” and “Without Me” also rank near the top of the heap for “favorite” score.

Neither artist is a stranger to strong callouts. “Love Lies,” Khalid’s collaboration with Normani, spent many months at or near the top of the leaderboard.

Logic’s “1-800-273-8255 (featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid)” was also a solid performer in the callouts.

Halsey meanwhile enjoyed strong callouts for her solo hits “Now or Never” and “Bad At Love,” her G-Eazy collaboration “Him & I,” and as part of The Chainsmokers’ “Closer.”

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.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]


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