Monday Morning Mediabase Update: May 2-8

Just 3 Mediabase milestones to discuss this Monday Morning in May.

Fifth Harmony tops their first airplay chart with “Work from Home” featuring Ty Dolla $ign. The song crowns the Rhythmic chart. “Work from Home” is their debut single from their “7/27” album due out May 20th. The song is also currently 4th on Pop and 23rd on HAC.

Zayn (Malik) is also from the X-Factor, but the British version. His lead-off single goes top 15 on HAC this week as it yields the top of the pop chart to Mike Posner’s “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” (listen to the original of that song and compare it to the re-mix which is currently burning up the airwaves – it just goes to show that producers do contribute to a song because those two versions have completely different vibes from the same vocal and both are interesting versions). Zayn’s “Pillowtalk” is 2nd on Pop, 14th on HAC and 10th on Rhythmic. He has a new single out May 17th.

Finally, we have Lauren Daigle who auditioned for Idol. She continues to top the CAC chart with “Trust in You”. Danny Gokey is right behind her at 2nd (can his single overtake hers? She’s certainly taken Christian music by storm).

Drake once again tops the BB200 chart as everybody expected. He sold 852K copies of his album as an iTunes exclusive for a total of 1.04M equivalent albums. “Views” is Drake’s sixth consecutive number one album since 2010. He topped it twice last year with “Time to be Alive” and “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”. He teasing a new album soon. A physical version of “Views” was released on Friday and is expected to top the chart again this week. “Views” is his best opening week, the best opening week of the year and the best selling week for male artist in 3 years (since JT’s “The 20/20 Experience” opened with 968K in 2013 – JT’s latest song is selling gangbusters this week). “Views” songs were streamed a record 245.1M times in the US shattering the old record set by “Lemonade” last week with 115.2M plays. This resulted in 163,392 SEAs (so precise – we only usually get 3 significant digits).

Beyonce’s “Lemonade” slides to second in her second week (321K, -51% which is a small second week drop), Prince’s “Purple Rain” holds at 3rd (75K, -50%) and his “The Very Best of Prince” moves 2 to 4 (70K, -82%). Rihanna’s “Anti” is 5th (51K, +1%), Rob Zombie’s “Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser” debuts at 6th with 4`K, Now 58 (featuring tracks from Kelly Clarkson and Zayn) is 7th (37K), Chris Stapleton is 8th (31K, -3%), Bieber is 9th (29K, -7%) and Adele is 10th (28K, +10%).

Canaan Smith:
“Hole in a Bottle”: ^24 Country (26)

Carrie Underwood:
“Church Bells”: ^16 Country (20)

Cassadee Pope:
& Chris Young “Think of You”: 3 Country (1)

Danny Gokey:
“Tell Your Heart to Beat”: ^2 CAC (3)

“No Time for It”: ^9 UAC (8)

Fifth Harmony:
“Work From Home”: ^4 Pop (4); ^1 RHY (3); ^23 HAC (28)

Haley Reinhart:
“Can’t Help Falling in Love”: 20 AC (18)

Jordan Rager:
“Southern Boy” w Jason Aldean: ^41 Country (43)

Jordan Smith;
“Stand in the Light”: ^26 AC (26)

Kelly Clarkson:
“Piece by Piece”: ^7 HAC (7); ^11 AC (12)

Lauren Daigle:
“Trust in You”: ^1 CAC (1)

“I Hope You Dance”: ^45 CAC (47)

Melanie Martinez:
“Pity Party”: ^39 Pop (40)

Nick Fradiani:
“Get You Home”: ^34 HAC (39); ^49 Pop (50)

One Direction:
“Drag Me Down”: 34 AC (31)

“If I Ever Fall In” f. Jason Derulo: ^42 HAC (41)

Ruben Studdard:
“Can’t Nobody Love You”: 38 UAC (35)

Tessanne Chin:
“Love Suicide”: 26 UAC (26)

“Pillowtalk”: 2 Pop (1); ^14 HAC (16); ^10 RHY (10)

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:
May 17: Pop: Zayn: “Like I Would”

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

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