Congratulations go out Gary Spangler and Republic's Top 40 & Rhythm teams as they fire their way to #1 Most Added at both formats with Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj "Bang Bang" as nearly 100 combined stations come onboard upon impact. An Extended Blessing goes out to Michael Horton and the Urban squad who nab #1 Most Added at Urban with Drake's "0 to 100."
We tip out hat to Columbia's Lee Leipsner, Jon Borris and team who continue a strong campaign at Top 40 radio with Rita Ora's "I Will Never Let You Down" - as the single nears the Top 20 with solid airplay continuing to build with over 200 spins this week.
KLUC's JB 'Hand Spike' King lands a Blessing as one of the leaders at Pop with Jacob Latimore "Heartbreak Heard Around The World." Check out the song and video on SINternet.com now. We're predicting it will be a Rhythm, Urban and Pop hit... bet on it. Anyone feeling like they want a piece of the action should call Vinny the SIN.
Ultra's Phil Nieves makes a rare appearance on the Saints side as we acknowledge the solid campaign with Steve Aoki f. Kid Ink "Delirious (Boneless)" as the song continues to make strides at Rhythm and Top 40 radio with KBBT San Antonio, KUUU Salt Lake City, KKSS Albuquerque, WODS Boston, WPOI Tampa and WSPK Hudson Valley among those jumping onboard this week.
Summer showers soak Programmers who use the excuse of a record being down-tempo as to why they are unable to embrace the song particularly in the Summer season. Rather than hiding behind tempo we believe you should focus more on the body of the song and meaning behind it... the parts that will play a key role in the impact and success of the song. Case in point, John Legend's "You & I (Nobody Else)" is a down-tempo song that radio should be paying attention to based on the quality of the record and the meaning behind it. Especially considering many of you didn't hear "All Of Me" when it first came out and then it went on to be one of the biggest songs of the year so far. Bottom line, don't let tempo affect your judgment when it comes to selecting a great song for your station and audience.
Dark clouds hover over those Rhythm Programmers still sitting on the sidelines when it comes to supporting August Alsina "Numb." The song is now approaching Top 10 at Rhythm since it was first released in October of last year. Nine months later the baby has been born and now it's time to help it walk and talk. Those that should be there currently know who you are.