Monday Morning Mediabase Update – Nov 21-27

Nine milestones are a lot for one week – 3 of those are from Idol Winners, 1 from a Voice winner and 1 from the winners of The Sing-Off. And three from a single auditioneer.

Black Friday kicks off the Christmas shopping season and this week also sees the surging of Christmas songs. On the softer side of radio, non-holiday songs are starting to stall while six Christmas songs make huge leaps. On AC, “Hallelujah” from Pentatonix (don’t care, it’s being marketed as a Christmas song, so take your song about sex somewhere else) leaps from top 30 to top 10. Voice winner Jordan Smith’s ode to the green one follows a similar trajectory going from top 40 to top 20. Finally, Kris Allen, winner of Season 8, is back on the charts with the new Christmas song he helped to co-write. “A Little Bit of Christmas” debuts in the top 40.

Over on CAC, we also see three Christmas songs making a move – all from Lauren Daigle. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” is top 30 while “Jingle Bells” and “What Child is This” are all top 40.

Kelly Clarkson arrives on the chart this week with “It’s Quiet Uptown” on HAC. The song is from the musical “Hamilton”. Popular musical + Idol Winner. Who could ask for anything more?

Another Idol winner hitting a chart milestone this week is Trent Harmon. The last winner of Idol goes top 30 on Country with his co-write “There’s a Girl”.

Our ninth milestone on this big week comes from Camila Cabello. She’s still with Fifth Harmony, but releases the occasional collaboration. This time, it is with MGK and “Bad Things” has gone top 20 on Pop.

In album news, The Weeknd had an awesome weekend. He’s predicted to open with 350-400K in combined sales and 225-275K in sales. Of course, Black Friday used to be better than that.

Calum Scott:
“Dancing On My Own”: ^41 HAC (45); 29 AC (15)

Camila Cabello
x MGK “Bad Things”: ^20 Pop (21); ^21 RHY (22)

Carrie Underwood:
“Dirty Laundry”: ^9 Country (10)

Chase Rice:
“Everybody We Know Does”: 48 Country (49)

Danny Gokey:
“Rise”: 12 CAC (12)

“Sleeping With the One I Love”: 9 UAC (7)

Fifth Harmony:
“That’s My Girl”: ^19 Pop (18)

James Arthur:
“Say You Won’t Go”: ^33 HAC (36)

Jordan Smith:
“You’re a Mean One, Mr Grinch”: ^17 AC (39)

Kelly Clarkson:
“It’s Quite Uptown”: ^46 HAC (52_

Kris Allen:
f. on “A Little Bit of Christmas” by John Brickman: ^39 AC (90)

La’Porsha Renae:
“Good Woman”: ^17 UAC (17)

Lauren Alaina:
“Road Less Travelled”: ^19 Country (19)

Lauren Daigle:
“Come Alive (Dry Bones)”: 19 CAC (17)
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”: ^29 CAC (331)
“Jingle Belles”: ^39 CAC (229)
“What Child is This”: ^34 CAC (-)

Niall Horan:
“This Town”: ^16 Pop (16); ^28 HAC (29)

Nick Fradiani:
“All on You”: 40 HAC (35); 34 Pop (31)

One Direction:
“Drag Me Down”: 42 AC (31)

“Hallelujah”: ^10 AC (29)

“Love Triangle”: 35 Country (37)

Trent Harmon:
“There’s a Girl”: ^30 Country (33)

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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.

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

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