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Shawn Mendes & Justin Bieber’s “Monster” Closes Day One With Nearly 1100 Pop Radio Plays, Over 200 Hot AC Radio Spins

“Monster” received a warm welcome at mainstream radio.

Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber in Monster | Video screen | UMG/Island

Shawn Mendes & Justin Bieber’s collaborative “Monster” launched Friday, and mainstream radio stations offered immediate support.

According to Mediabase, “Monster” had received 1,065 pop radio plays by the end of Friday. It had meanwhile received 211 spins at the hot adult contemporary format.

The pop spin count slots “Monster” at #40 on Mediabase’s building chart, which ranks songs based on the first six days of the November 15-21 tracking period. “Monster” takes #38 on the building Hot AC chart.

The song may not receive quite as many spins on Saturday, but it still has a chance of retaining its Top 40 positions at both formats.

If it does, Mendes will have two songs on the chart — his previous single “Wonder” is in the Top 20 at both formats (though its airplay is starting to decline). Bieber will have three; “Holy (featuring Chance The Rapper)” and “Lonely (with Benny Blanco)” are both charting prominently.

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.

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