Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello’s “Señorita” may reach #1 on the Mediabase pop radio airplay chart as soon as this week.
The global smash received 2,504 spins at Sunday, which marked the first day of the August 18-24 tracking period. Up 12% from the count at this point last week, the tally slots “Señorita” at #1 on Mediabase’s building chart.
Because the week is young and because Sunday airplay can be particularly erratic, it is too early to outright guarantee the song will reach #1 on this week’s chart.
That outcome does, however, appear to be decidedly likely. In addition to possessing strong momentum, “Señorita” faces no obvious threat from below. Billie Eilish’s building #2 “bad guy,” Mendes’ own building #3 “If I Can’t Have You,” and Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber’s building #4 “I Don’t Care” are all fading.
Lizzo’s building #5 “Truth Hurts” is rising, but it will not able to close the gap before the end of tracking.
Mendes previously ruled the pop radio chart with “Stitches” and “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back.” After first hitting #1 as part of Fifth Harmony’s “Work From Home, Cabello scored three additional chart-toppers outside of the group — “Bad Things (with Machine Gun Kelly),” “Havana (featuring Young Thug),” and “Never Be The Same.”