SINGLES REPORT: Ash London Live champions new Minaj hit

Mura Masa‘s Infectious hit Love$ick ft. A$AP Rocky grew from an alternative hit to a commercial crossover success story.


Now with 40 million global streams under its belt, as well as an Australian Platinum certification, Mura Masa unleashes 1 Night ft.Charli XCX, this week’s #1 New Single Release.

Skipping alternative radio and heading straight for commercial this time around, the new track demonstrates why there’s so much hype behind the 20-year-old heat seeker’s forthcoming debut album, and it’s sure to enjoy spillover buzz from XCX’s new mixtape of cutting-edge pop and recent chart success.

TMN Charts Manager Daniel Respall said: “Love$ick is a tough act to follow for Mura Masa, though he’s well armed with new single and guaranteed hit, and Charli XCX is coming off [Lil Yachty’s hit] After The Afterparty – so it’s shaping up to be his biggest release to date.”

At #2 is the new single dropped by Nicki Minaj, No Frauds ft. Drake & Lil Wayne. Armed with an impressive feature list, it’s Minaj’s response to Remy Ma’s diss track Shether and is already enjoying more radio love than Ma did – the biggest support came from the Ash London Live show, while Hit107 was also one of the early adopters.

Last week’s #1 new release, Norwegian songwriting and production duo Stargate (Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Eriksen) take this week’s Most Added with their debut single as lead artists, Waterfall ft. P!nk & Sia. As predicted in the March 13 Singles Report, the track saw very little competition, scoring additions to 78 stations. Both commercial and regional Hit stations added the track across the board while it also had some love fromAsh London Live.

“The debut single from Stargate went down a real treat with commercial radio,” said Respall. “Waterfall proved a favourite for the Nova Network, while seeing adds across every other major network.”

Stargate are hitmakers with a pedigree – the duo have collaborated withNe-Yo on a number of the R&B star’s chart successes (and co-wrote Beyoncé‘s Irreplaceable with him) and have had nearly a dozen hits withRihanna, but their discography stretches back to 1999 withS Club 7‘s S Club Party.

Elsewhere, Ed Sheeran is still standing strong at #1 on the Artist Top 50 and Hot 100, though that might not be the case for much longer. The Chainsmokers andColdplay’s Something Just Like This and Lorde’s Green Light are edging closer and closer to the top.

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JASON ANDREW TOPPIN & MELISSA ANN SEADON
22 Mar 2017 - 3:05 am

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