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Becky G & Bad Bunny’s “Mayores” Reaches 11X Platinum Under RIAA’s Latin Program

Becky G’s “Mayores (featuring Bad Bunny)” just reached a very impressive milestone in the United States. The hit single has officially attained diamond status — and then some — under the RIAA’s Latin Music Program. According to the RIAA, “Mayores” was certified 11x platinum on January 11, 2018. The award confirms 660,000 in US units. Each unit is equal to 1 paid download or 150 streams. The Latin Music Program, which uses an adjusted certification rate (60K = platinum), honors music in which the lyrical content is at least 51% Spanish. “Mayores” has thus far gone as high as #74 ... Read more

Lil Skies & Landon Cube’s “Nowadays,” “Red Roses” Debut On Billboard Hot 100

Two songs from Lil Skies’ “Life Of A Dark Rose” earn spots on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart. “Nowadays (featuring Landon Cube)” starts at #85 on the listing. “Red Roses,” which also features Landon Cube, takes #98. The Billboard Hot 100 ranks songs from all genres based on combined activity from sales, streams and radio airplay. “Nowadays” and “Red Roses” generated the majority of their activity on the streaming front. Other debuts on this week’s chart come from Justin Timberlake (“Filthy” at #9), Kendrick Lamar & SZA (“All The Stars” at #43), Liam Payne & Rita Ora (“For You” ... Read more

Plies, “Greatest Showman,” High Valley, Morgan Wallen, Midland Score Debuts On Bubbling Under Hot 100

Breaking Benjamin’s “Red Cold River” is the highest-charting new entry on this week’s Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100. It is not the only new entry. This week’s chart also welcomes debuts from Plies, “The Greatest Showman,” High Valley, Morgan Wallen and Midland. Plies’ “Rock” starts at #10 on the chart, which ranks the Top 25 songs that have yet to appear on the actual Hot 100. Two “Greatest Showman” tracks join the listing — Hugh Jackman & The Ensemble’s “From Now On” at #20 and Hugh Jackman, Keala Settle, Daniel Everidge, Zendaya & The Ensemble’s “Come Alive” at #21. High ... Read more

The Chainsmokers’ New Single “Sick Boy” Debuted Wednesday Morning

At 10AM ET Wednesday morning, The Chainsmokers surprised fans with a new single. Entitled “Sick Boy,” the new song was made available for purchasing and streaming on the major digital platforms. The duo also released a video for the song, while Columbia’s radio promotions team issued the song to mainstream radio. While the impact date has not been formally announced, Columbia is obviously seeking immediate airplay for the track. “Sick Boy” represents the duo’s first official radio single since “Honest,” which reached the Top 20 at pop radio last year. It is unclear whether “Sick Boy” is associated with a ... Read more

Brothers Osborne’s “Shoot Me Straight” Ranks As Country Radio’s Most Added Song

“Shoot Me Straight,” the new Brothers Osborne single, received a warm welcome from country radio. Picked up by 65 Mediabase-monitored stations in conjunction with this week’s official impact, the song ranks as country radio’s most added song. Dan + Shay’s new “Tequila” also received a healthy amount of support. Credited with 57 impact week adds, the tune takes second place on the add board. Luke Bryan’s “Most People Are Good” follows in third with 38 pickups, while an add count of 28 slots Walker McGuire’s “Lost” in fourth place. Luke Combs’ “One Number Away,” which landed at 17 new stations, ... Read more

Camila Cabello Battling “Greatest Showman” For #1 On Billboard 200 Chart

Update: With just over one full day left in the January 12-18 tracking week, the race between Camila Cabello’s “Camila” and the soundtrack to “The Greatest Showman” remains very tight. Hits Daily Double now projects that both will post US consumption totals in the mid-to-high 90,000s. Consumption, as a reminder, is the sum of pure sales, TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500). It informs placement on the Billboard 200. “Camila” is new to the market this week. “The Greatest Showman” launched in December — and caught fire at the turn of the New Year. It has spent the past ... Read more

Maroon 5’s “Wait” Ranks As Pop Radio’s Most Added Song

Maroon 5’s new single “Wait” predictably won a healthy amount of support in conjunction with this week’s pop radio impact. Picked up by 55 Mediabase-monitored pop stations, “Wait” ranks as the format’s most added song. Bruno Mars’ “Finesse (featuring Cardi B),” which takes second place, won support from 29 new stations. Liam Payne & Rita Ora’s “For You” follows in third with 28 new adds, while an add count of 24 slots Troye Sivan’s new “My My My” in fourth. Camila Cabello’s “Never Be The Same,” which landed at another 23 stations, grabs fifth place on this week’s add board. ... Read more

Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line’s “Meant To Be” Added By New York’s Z100

Bebe Rexha’s “Meant To Be (featuring Florida Georgia Line)” has officially earned a spot on the Z100 playlist. Dubbed New York’s #1 Hit Music Station, Z100 picked up “Meant To Be” in conjunction with the January 16 pop radio add board. The song, at least thus far, represents Z100’s only add for the week. “Meant To Be” already holds a Top 20 position at pop radio. It is also charting at the hot adult contemporary and country radio formats. Headline Planet’s complete add recap is due Tuesday evening.

Breaking Benjamin’s “Red Cold River” Debuts On Bubbling Under Hot 100

Thanks to a solid opening week sales performance, Breaking Benjamin’s “Red Cold River” earns a spot on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100. The new single takes #5 on this week’s edition of the chart, which ranks the Top 25 songs that have yet to appear on the actual Hot 100. Like the actual Hot 100, the Bubbling Under chart measures songs based on combined activity from sales, streams and radio airplay. “Red Cold River” generated most of its chart points on the sales front. It, in fact, takes #14 on the all-genre Digital Song Sales chart. Pictured: Breaking Benjamin ... Read more

Kendrick Lamar & SZA, Liam Payne & Rita Ora Score Debuts On Hot 100

As Bruno Mars’ “Finesse (featuring Cardi B)” rockets to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, two other new collaborations make their first appearances on the chart. Kendrick Lamar & SZA’s “All The Stars” and Liam Payne & Rita Ora’s “For You” both debut this week. The former takes #43, while the latter opens at #82. The Hot 100 ranks songs based on combined activity from sales, streams and radio airplay. “All The Stars” concurrently starts at #24 on the Billboard Digital Song Sales subchart. The Kendrick-SZA collaboration meanwhile grabs #36 on Streaming Songs. “For You” earns #8 on Digital Song ... Read more