Ed Sheeran & Khalid’s “Beautiful People” Ranks As Hot AC Radio’s Most Added Song

“Beautiful People” is quickly gaining traction at hot adult contemporary radio.

Ed Sheeran by Mark Surridge | Atlantic Records Press Photo

Even with his Justin Bieber collaboration “I Don’t Care” heading for #1 and his “Cross Me (featuring Chance The Rapper & PnB Rock)” holding a spot on the chart, Ed Sheeran is garnering hot adult contemporary radio interest in another single.

Picked up by 24 Mediabase-monitored Hot AC stations this week, “Beautiful People (featuring Khalid)” actually ranks as the format’s most added song.

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello’s “Señorita” takes second place with 20 new pickups. With an add count of 16, Taylor Swift’s “You Need To Calm Down” grabs third place.

James TW’s “Incredible” follows in fourth with 10 pickups; Khalid’s “Talk” and Fitz & The Tantrums’ “123456” tie for fifth with 8 each.

This week’s other notable Hot AC options: OneRepublic’s “Rescue Me” (7th-most), Billie Eilish’s “bad guy” (8th-most), Dave Matthews’ “Come Tomorrow (featuring Brandi Carlile)” (9th-most, tie), Halsey’s “Nightmare” (9th-most, tie), and Ellie Goulding & Juice WRLD’s “Hate Me” (9th-most, tie).

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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