Airplay analysis: Huge radio audience for Calvin Harris & Sam Smith

Racking up the biggest audience of any track for three months, Calvin Harris & Sam Smith’s Promises turned in massive increases in plays (up 37.73% from 3,830 to 5,275) and listeners (up 25.70% from 65.11m to 81.84m), surpassing the top tally of 80.50m secured by Harris’ last smash, Dua Lipa collaboration One Kiss.

Promises had 22 plays on Radio 2 last week – four more than any other track – and was even more popular on Radio 1, where it ...

Login to access this article

To access this article you need to be a subscriber. If you are a subscriber login below.

Start free Trial

Register for a Music Week trial to access this article. Sign up today and you will receive:

  • 4 weeks access to news, features and chart analysis
  • 4 Digital issues of Music Week
  • The Music Week app
  • Tailored email news alerts
Start your free trial


If you have previously taken a trial you will need to subscribe to access this article.

Subscribe Now
subscribe link free-trial link

follow us...