Continuing the series of successful pop hits with lead or featured vocals by Florida Georgia Line, Maren Morris and other musicians in the country field, the time has come for Black River Ent.’s Kelsea Ballerini to shine outside of her usual genre. Soaring into the top ten on iTunes, “This Feeling” pairs the talented singer with Disruptor/Columbia’s popular duo The Chainsmokers for a big dance collaboration. Their song got to #8 at the service by Wednesday morning, narrowly sneaking past the duo’s highest-charting singles thus far in 2018, “Sick Boy” and the Drew Love-assisted “Somebody”, which topped out at #9. With over three dozen countries reporting the song on their all-genre lists, that total eclipses the number of countries where singer Ballerini’s most recent radio singles, “Legends” and “I Hate Love Songs”, charted in at their peak, the former at 27 and the latter at 22. Additionally, a lyric video has more than 1.5 million views on YouTube since its debut, but the tune’s early Spotify and Shazam stats are underwhelming, accumulating just 485,000 streams and 3,400 tags so far, respectively. Can Friday playlisting and building pop airplay emanate a positive feeling? We still feel good about it. (Images courtesy of Disruptor Records, Columbia Records and Black River Entertainment)
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