Khalid’s “Better” Likely Headed For Top 10 At Pop Radio

“Better” will join the Top 10 on this week’s pop chart.

Khalid by RoLexx, courtesy of RCA

As Benny Blanco, Halsey & Khalid’s “Eastside” improves to #1 on the Mediabase pop radio chart, Khalid’s own “Better” will likely crack the Top 10.

The single received 6,213 pop spins during the first five days of the February 17-22 tracking period. Up 8.5% from the count at this point last week, the tally slots “Better” at #9 on Mediabase’s building chart.

While “Better” does not maintain big leads over The Chainsmokers & Kelsea Ballerini’s building #10 “This Feeling” (6,165 spins, -7.5%) and Travi$ Scott’s building #11 “SICKO MODE” (6,119, +0.5%), it has the clear momentum advantage. That momentum should ensure it keeps its Top 10 ranking as the chart goes final.

Pop radio audiences will likely be very happy about “Better” moving into the Top 10; it currently boasts strong listener callout scores.

Written by Brian Cantor

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