Monday Morning Mediabase Update: Jan 11-17

Fantasia, winner of the third season of American Idol, sails up the Urban AC with her latest single. “No Time For It” entered the UAC chart last week as it went for adds. This week, it skips over top 40 and goes straight to top 30 sitting at 25 on the chart. This is intended to be the debut single for her TBA album.

The winner of the following year, Carrie Underwood is a Country format staple. Her latest single “Heartbeat” clears another hurdle as it moves into the top 15 in that format. It is the second single from her fifth studio album, “Storyteller”.

From the X-Factor, we have One Direction’s “Perfect” which is also the second single from a fifth studio album. The song moves into the top 30 on HAC. Meanwhile, “Drag Me Down” the first single from “Made in the A.M.” returns to the top 40 on AC. Kelly Clarkson’s “Invincible” returns to the top 30 on AC.

Pentatonix represents the Sing-Off as it gets its first top 20 mainstream hit. “Can’t Sleep Love” moves into the top 20 on AC. They have had a lot of luck with Christmas songs in this format, but this is their first original non-Christmas song to make a significant impact on radio.

Billboard confirms that David Bowie achieved his first number one album in his career. “Backstar” moved 181K equivalent albums and did 174K in pure album sales. This was his biggest weekly selling total in the Soundscan era. Nine of Bowie’s albums debut or re-enter the BB200 this week with “Best of Bowie” at 4 and “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” at 21 (that’s a great album title). Bowie becomes one of the few artists to have 2 albums in the top 4 of the BB200 (Adele also achieved that back on 2012 after her Grammy wins). It is the first posthumous number one since Michael Jackson’s “This is It” back in 2009.

Adele has to settle for number 2 this week with 143K equivalent albums (-25%), Justin Bieber slides down a spot to 3rd with 104K (-17%), twenty one pilots are riding single success with “BlurryFace” at 5, The Weeknd continues to have legs at 5th, Chris Stapleton shows how award shows can make your career at 7th (though, doesn’t show much of a boost from SNL), Bryson Tiller rises to 8th, G-Eazy is 9th and Fetty Wap (who my spellchecker hates) is 10th.

Adam Lambert:
“Another Lonely Night”: ^25 HAC (26); 43 Pop (44)

Avery Wilson:
“If I Have To”: 30 AC (29)

Camila Cabello:
“I Know What You Did Last Summer” with Shawn Mendes: ^13 Pop (14); ^45 HAC (44)

Canaan Smith:
“Hole in a Bottle”: ^34 Country (37)

Carrie Underwood:
“Heartbeat”: ^14 Country (18)

Colton Dixon:
“Limitless”: ^36 CAC (37)

Danny Gokey:
“Tell Your Heart to Beat”: ^25 CAC (30)

Fantasia:
“No Time for It”: ^25 UAC (45)

Haley Reinhart:
“Can’t Help Falling in Love”: ^42 HAC (42); 23 AC (25)

Kelly Clarkson:
“Invincible”: ^27 AC (31)
“Piece by Piece”: 33 HAC (31); ^43 AC (50)

Lauren Daigle:
“Trust in You”: ^24 CAC (27)

One Direction:
“Drag Me Down”: ^39 AC (43)
“Perfect”: 12 Pop (12); ^28 HAC (32); 49 AC (39)

Pentatonix:
“Can’t Sleep Love”: 27 HAC (25); ^20 AC (24)

Ruben Studdard:
f. on Alvin Garrett’s “By Myself”: 41 UAC (37)

Tori Kelly:
“Hollow”: ^24 Pop (25); ^32 RHY (32)

Note: Numbers indicate position on the chart while numbers in brackets indicate the position on the chart the previous week. The “^” (aka “a bullet”) indicates that a song gained spins since last week.

Adds listed on AllAccess:
Jan 12: UAC: Fantasia: “No Time”
Jan 25: HAC: Tori Kelly: “Hollow”

This is the daily numbers thread for Monday. Stats collected on Monday morning.

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