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Camila Cabello’s “Havana” Returns To Top 20 On US iTunes Sales Chart

Camila Cabello’s “Havana (featuring Young Thug)” is nearly a year old. Its mainstream radio push came to an end several months ago. It nonetheless continues to perform well on the US iTunes store. The song is back up to #20 as of press time at 10AM ET Thursday. In addition to ongoing resonance with music fans, “Havana” is benefiting from several high-profile sources of exposure. The song currently appears alongside “Hold On, I’m Comin'” in Lincoln’s national “Perfect Drive” commercial campaign. Cabello just released a Havana-themed makeup collection with L’Oréal Paris. “Havana,” moreover, received several major nominations for the 2018 ... Read more

Zedd & Elley Duhe’s “Happy Now” Received Opening Day Pop Radio Play; SF Stations Led The Way

Zedd and Elley Duhe launched their new collaboration “Happy Now” on Wednesday, July 18. While the song does not officially go for pop radio adds until July 31, several stations offered immediate airplay. According to Mediabase, San Francisco’s WiLD 94.9 ranked as the song’s top opening day supporter. It had played “Happy Now” 13 times by the end of Wednesday. Fellow SF station 99.7 NOW ranked as the second-biggest supporter; it offered 4 spins. Miami’s Hits 97.3, Detroit’s 98.7 AMP, and Grand Rapids’ Hot 105.3 each played the song 3 times, while several other stations offered one or two plays. ... Read more

BLACKPINK’s “DDU-DU DDU-DU” Video Reaches 200 Million Views

Since premiering on June 15, 2018, BLACKPINK’s “DDU-DU DDU-DU” has been one of the most popular music videos on YouTube. Proof of that statement comes courtesy of the video’s view count. As of July 19, that view count exceeds 200 million. The video also boasts an impressive 4.5 million likes, compared with fewer than 170,000 dislikes. “DDU-DU DDU-DU” appears on BLACKPINK’s recently released “Square Up” EP. Thanks to strong opening week streaming and sales activity, it became the first BLACKPINK song to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” Reaches 200 Million Spotify Streams

Taylor Swift’s smash hit “Shake It Off” just reached an impressive milestone on Spotify. The single moved past the 200 million global stream mark. As of July 18, the song boasts 200,133,498 plays on the world’s leading streaming platform. “Shake It Off” was the lead single from Swift’s Grammy-winning 2014 album “1989.” The song initially launched on Spotify in the summer of 2014 but was later pulled when Swift withdrew her catalog from streaming services. It returned to Spotify in the summer of 2017. “Shake It Off” currently holds a 9x platinum certification in the United States, signaling 9 million ... Read more

Imagine Dragons’ “Natural” Enters Top 5 On US iTunes Sales Chart

Imagine Dragons’ newly released “Natural” is predictably gaining traction on the US iTunes store. The song, which launched Tuesday, entered the Top 5 on the store’s all-genre sales chart on Wednesday. It sits at #5 on the chart as of press time at 11:55PM ET Wednesday night. Only Drake’s “In My Feelings” (#1), Lauren Daigle’s “You Say” (#2), Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You (featuring Cardi B)” (#3) and Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin’s “I Like It” (#4) are selling at a faster pace. “Natural” is one of two Imagine Dragons singles currently in the Top 10. “Whatever It ... Read more

Maroon 5 & Cardi B’s “Girls Like You” Heading Top 5 At Pop & Hot AC Radio

Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You” appeared at #6 on this past week’s Mediabase pop radio chart. It was #7 on the hot adult contemporary listing. This week, it will make the Top 5 on both charts. “Girls Like You” received 5,870 pop radio spins during the first three days of the July 15-21 tracking period. Up a whopping 24% from the same-time-last-week mark, the count slots “Girls Like You” at #5 on the building pop chart. It meanwhile takes #4 on the building hot adult contemporary chart with 2,206 spins (+17%). As it does not face imminent threats from below, ... Read more

Daya Releases Music Video For “Safe” (Watch Now)

Featuring the artist’s strongest vocal performance on record, the audio for Daya’s new single “Safe” premiered on June 22. The music video launched on July 18. Along with the music video, Daya commenced her new “#safeis” campaign, “encouraging fans to express what their version of “safe” is with a video, gif, or message on social media using the campaign’s hashtag.” Daya co-wrote “Safe” with Laleh and Joel Little in the aftermath of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting in Las Vegas. It channels their grief, while also reflecting on a time in which the world seemed more innocent and “safe.” ... Read more

Taylor Swift’s “Delicate” Leading Race For #1 At Pop Radio

Taylor Swift’s “Delicate” was #5 on this past week’s Mediabase pop radio chart. It will very likely reach #1 this week. “Delicate” received 6,749 spins during the first three days of the July 15-21 tracking period. Up 17% from the count at this point last week, the tally slots “Delicate” at #1 on Mediabase’s building chart. Barring a sudden (and highly unlikely) collapse, “Delicate” should be able to retain its lead through the close of tracking. “Delicate” currently maintains a 419-spin lead over Marshmello & Anne-Marie’s “FRIENDS,” which occupies #2 on the building chart. It also has the momentum advantage; ... Read more

Lil Pump’s “Drug Addicts,” Tiesto & Dzeko’s “Jackie Chan” Make Billboard Hot 100 Chart

In addition to previously reported new entries from Future, Meek Mill, twenty one pilots (“Jumpsuit” at #60) and Iggy Azalea (“Kream” at #60), this week’s Billboard Hot 100 welcomes new arrivals from Lil Pump and Tiesto & Dzeko. Lil Pump scores #83 with “Drug Addicts.” Tiesto & Dzeko meanwhile grab #88 with their “Jackie Chan.” That song also features features Preme and Post Malone. The Hot 100 ranks songs from all genres based on combined activity from sales, streams and radio airplay. “Drug Addicts” and “Jackie Chan” generated the lion’s share of their points on the streaming front. Pictured: Lil ... Read more

Songs From Future’s “BeastMode 2,” Meek Mill’s “Legends Of The Summer” Debut On Hot 100

Songs from Future’s new “BeastMode 2” and Meek Mill’s new “Legends Of The Summer” earn spots on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart. Future’s “Wifi Lit” actually ranks as the week’s top new entry. It takes #53 on the chart. The hip-hop superstar also scores debuts with “31 Days” (#65), “Cuddle My Wrist” (#71) and “Racks Blue” (#76). Meek Mill hits the chart with “Millidelphia (featuring Swizz Beatz)” at #73 and “Dangerous (featuring Jeremih & PnB Rock)” at #79. The Hot 100 ranks songs from all genres based on activity from sales, streams and radio airplay. Radio was not a ... Read more