Monday Morning Mediabase 08/27/2018

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  1. iTunes Singles Chart 8/27/18:
    19 Khalid & Normani Love Lies
    33 Camila Cabello Havana (feat. Young Thug)
    83 Carrie Underwood Cry Pretty
    105 Camila Cabello Never Be the Same
    115 Bazzi Beautiful (feat. Camila Cabello)
    116 Loren Allred Never Enough
    146 Kane Brown What Ifs (feat. Lauren Alaina)
    192 Diplo, French Montana & Lil Pump Welcome to the Party (feat. Zhavia Ward)
    222 Calum Scott You Are the Reason
    239 Scotty McCreery This Is It
    241 Keith Urban The Fighter (feat. Carrie Underwood)
    242 Carrie Underwood Cry Pretty
    251 Carrie Underwood The Champion (feat. Ludacris)
    281 Calum Scott Dancing On My Own
    307 Calum Scott & Leona Lewis You Are the Reason (Duet Version)
    388 James Arthur Say You Won’t Let Go
    396 Carrie Underwood The Champion (feat. Ludacris) [Bonus Track]
    453 Dan + Shay Keeping Score (feat. Kelly Clarkson)
    473 Scotty McCreery Five More Minutes
    522 Liam Payne & J Balvin Familiar
    564 Camila Cabello & Daddy Yankee Havana (Remix)
    566 NOTD I Wanna Know (feat. Bea Miller)
    567 Why Don’t We 8 Letters
    589 Liam Payne & French Montana First Time
    644 Liam Payne Slow
    669 Chase Rice Eyes On You
    692 Carrie Underwood Before He Cheats
    740 Danielle Bradbery & Thomas Rhett Goodbye Summer
    767 Niall Horan Slow Hands
    794 Khalid, Normani & Snakehips Love Lies (Snakehips Remix)
    864 Pentatonix Hallelujah
    895 Haley Reinhart Can’t Help Falling in Love
    986 RaeLynn Tailgate
    1088 Harry Styles Sign of the Times
    1147 Phillip Phillips Home
    1255 Zhavia Ward Candlelight
    1281 ZAYN Dusk Till Dawn (feat. Sia)
    1339 Niall Horan On the Loose
    1353 Daughtry Deep End
    1402 Koryn Hawthorne Won’t He Do It (feat. Roshon Fegan)
    1403 Cheat Codes & Little Mix Only You
    1405 Khalid, Normani & Rick Ross Love Lies (Rick Ross Remix)
    1437 Carrie Underwood Church Bells
    1488 Fifth Harmony Work from Home (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)

    iTunes Albums Chart 8/27/18:
    2 Various Artists The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    27 Liam Payne First Time – EP
    61 Dan + Shay Dan + Shay
    78 Various Artists Now That’s What I Call Music Vol. 67
    101 Daughtry Cage to Rattle
    120 Camila Cabello Camila
    131 Kane Brown Kane Brown (Deluxe Edition)
    165 Calum Scott Only Human (Deluxe)
    195 Pentatonix PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I
    281 Niall Horan Flicker (Deluxe)
    296 Harry Styles Harry Styles
    332 Various Artists Pitch Perfect 3 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    412 Lindsey Stirling Brave Enough
    419 Lindsey Stirling Shatter Me
    486 Keith Urban Ripcord
    503 Pentatonix PTX, Vol. IV: Classics – EP
    525 Scotty McCreery Seasons Change
    542 Various Artists WOW Hits 2018 (Deluxe Edition)
    568 Various Artists The Hamilton Mixtape
    610 Why Don’t We Invitation – EP
    677 Carrie Underwood Greatest Hits: Decade #1
    767 Kelly Clarkson Meaning of Life
    827 Why Don’t We Only the Beginning – EP
    844 Chris Lane Laps Around the Sun
    854 Jordan Smith Only Love
    889 Thomas Rhett Tangled Up
    892 Melanie Martinez Cry Baby (Deluxe Edition)
    903 Lindsey Stirling Lindsey Stirling (Deluxe)
    907 Carrie Underwood Some Hearts
    908 Kelly Clarkson Greatest Hits – Chapter One
    949 Various Artists Fifty Shades Freed (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    971 Grace VanderWaal Just the Beginning
    1003 Why Don’t We Something Different – EP
    1064 One Direction Made In The A.M. (Deluxe Edition)
    1076 Carrie Underwood Storyteller
    1099 Grace VanderWaal Perfectly Imperfect – EP
    1236 Why Don’t We Why Don’t We Just – EP
    1253 Various Artists Love, Simon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    1261 Various Artists Forever My Girl (Music From and Inspired By the Motion Picture)
    1346 One Direction Midnight Memories (Deluxe Edition)
    1349 One Direction FOUR (The Ultimate Edition)
    1399 Daughtry Daughtry
    1427 Kane Brown Kane Brown
    1471 Machine Gun Kelly bloom

  2. Scotty McCreery’s current single, “This Is It” is #38 (lw #43) on the official Mediabase Country chart.

  3. Glad to see Carrie’s single make a big jump on the Country charts (#6!) hope it can make top 5 in time for the album release… I bet the label will really push the single up the charts.

  4. BTW, I expect a new single to be out soon. There’s rumors it’s “Love Wins.” I’ve heard there’s already a video that’s been filmed which has a LGBT couple in it. There’s worry from people that it could hurt her radio chances because of the conservative crowd in country. She could be taking a risk, but I think go for it. Luke Bryan’s previous #1 “Most People Are Good” is considered a song loved by the LGBT community. I don’t see why Carrie’s song can’t do well either (unless it’s because she’s a woman – rolling my eyes ?).

  5. Pledge Music:
    James Durbin = 970 fans = gained 8 fans
    Fantasia = 658 fans = lost 1 fan
    Caleb Johnson = 491 fans = gained 1 fan = CLOSED
    Terry McDermott = 357 fans = lost 1 fan
    Karl Loxley = 108 pledgers ; 36% = gained 1 pledger & 1% (11 days left)

  6. If radio can refuse to play “Girl Crush” because listeners totally misinterpret the lyrics, anything can happen in the country music world. I would hope that attitudes have progressed in the 2-3 years since that song was released, though (and that people will have learned about actually taking the time to READ the lyrics before jumping conclusions)

  7. I never even considered Luke Bryan’s ‘Most People Are Good’ to be about that. I guess people are free to interpret songs how they want. Same with ‘Girl Crush.’

  8. Lauren Daigle’s “You Say” is back up to #2 on I-Tunes! It only trails behind “Natural” by Imagine Dragons!

  9. It’s not. But it has this lyric “I believe you love who you love, ain’t nothing you should ever be ashamed of.”

    There is an LGBTQ audience that have spoke up that they like the song. Luke has done interviews where he said he embraces diversity & wouldn’t change the lyric. Kacey Musgraves & others who are known supporters of the LGBTQ community have supported Luke & the song.

  10. Carrie’s albums and singles always seem to do well regardless of quality.

  11. Actually, there’s a big drop in Mediabase spins, bullet, & AI this morning. Unfortunately, I’m pretty sure last week was the last week of pushing the song. I say that because she had a banner in last week’s country publications about “powering up” the single. If you follow country charts, when a label says that in a banner basically 99% of the time it’s the last week the label pushes it. When radio PD’s see the banner, they usually push it more than usual which is why there was a big jump (after months of stagnation) on the charts. This is one of the factors that people who follow country charts consider “very manufactured” to get a single to do better.

  12. Has the song had some some of major placement to spur this? Because in general, CCM songs don’t get that high on the overall iTunes chart

  13. People don’t know whether Carrie’s lyrics have anything to do with LGBT. The rumor is that the video has an LGBT couple in it so maybe the video was just trying to be inclusive. That’s the reason I’m giving Luke’s past #1 as an example. The song does not mention specifically about LGBT. The song just appeals to the group because of the message. That could be Carrie’s song. That the message is a general message that “love wins.”

  14. I actually just think every person who likes CCM likes her and they are slowly all buying the single. Also, her album and song have appeared on the front page of iTunes for a while next to the big pop names so that helps. Lauren’s popularity is really amazing. I don’t think we’ve seen an artist with such broad appeal since Amy Grant in the 80’s CCM cannot contain her. The mainstream will find out about her. I just hope she keeps the core of who she is and what she sings about as her popularity grows.

  15. I like CCM and I don’t always like Lauren Daigle. I find her voice to be an acquired taste, and I like or dislike her songs on a song-by-song basis. In this case, I like “You Say” and think it will be very successful.

  16. The song still peaked at #3 on the Billboard Country Airplay charts. It was some of the country listeners who were misinterpreting lyrics. Radio didn’t seem to have a problem with it or it wouldn’t have done so well on the charts. The song did get a lot of media attention for the “controversy” which might be why you think it did poorly on radio.

  17. I think you and my wife are the same person sometimes lol. That’s almost exactly what she said :P To her this song sounds like Adele and she loves it. I think that may also be a draw for people to like her- Adele only shows up like every five years so in between there is a space for a similar styled vocalist.

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