The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" spends another quarter atop Radio Airplay.
Sony/ATV continued its reign from July to September, ruling both the Hot 100 Songs and Top Radio Airplay charts for the second quarter in a row. The publisher's market share on Hot 100 Songs surged over six percentage points, to 26.68% from 20.18% the previous quarter, while its share of Top Radio Airplay songs jumped to 22.10% (from 20.11%).
The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" also stayed at No. 1 on Top Radio Airplay, but dropped to No. 3 on Hot 100 Songs, where DaBaby's "Rockstar," featuring Roddy Ricch, ruled. (Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt and Warner Chappell Music have stakes in both songs. Kobalt reps The Weeknd and Ricch; UMPG reps DaBaby.) Among writers, Ricch fell from first to third on Hot 100 Songs. However, he rose to No. 1 on Top Radio Airplay, where he placed four songs, including "Rockstar," which is No. 4. The late Jarad Anthony "Juice WRLD" Higgins — signed to BMG — topped Hot 100 Songs as a writer with seven song placements, including his "Come & Go" collaboration with Marshmello at No. 17.
Sony/ATV landed 59 titles on Hot 100 Songs, up from 58, including Cardi B's "WAP," featuring Megan Thee Stallion, at No. 2. This is the publisher's 12th consecutive quarter at No. 1 on Top Radio Airplay — which it also led 32 out of the last 33 quarters — with 56 songs, up from 53, including Lewis Capaldi's "Before You Go" (at No. 5).