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SZA’s “I Hate U,” Alesso & Katy Perry’s “When I’m Gone,” Lauren Spencer-Smith’s “Fingers Crossed” Enter Top 40 At Pop Radio

“I Hate U,” “When I’m Gone,” and “Fingers Crossed” debut on the pop chart.

This week’s Mediabase pop radio airplay chart welcomes three new entries, as SZA’s “I Hate U,” Alesso & Katy Perry’s “When I’m Gone,” and Lauren Spencer-Smith’s “Fingers Crossed” all earn Top 40 positions.

Below last week’s chart at #41, “I Hate U” makes this week’s Top 40 at #34. The SZA song received 900 spins during the January 9-15 tracking period, besting last week’s sum by 350.

Up eight places, “When I’m Gone” makes its chart debut at #37. The Alesso-Katy Perry collaboration received 660 tracking week spins (+383).

Played 551 times during the tracking period (+538), “Fingers Crossed” rockets ninety seven places to #38.

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