CHR (also known as Contemporary hit radio, hit lists, modern hits, hit music, top 40, current hits, or pop radio) is a frequent radio format in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Indonesia, Ireland, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United States and the United Kingdom, which focus on playing current and recurring popular music, as determined by the top 40 musicians. Several subcategories focus mainly on rock, pop, or urban music. When used alone, CHR generally refers to the CHR-pop format.
The successful term for contemporary radio was coined in the early 1980s by Radio & Records magazine to refer to the first 40 songs that were hit from all forms of genres at the moment. At the same time, pop music was divided into contemporary formats for adults. , urban contemporaries, and others.
The term "top 40" is usually used to suggest the original list of hit songs and, by extension, pop music in general. The term has also been changed to describe the top 10; top 20; Top 30; top 50; top 100 (each with its number of songs) and hit radio formats, but they have more or less the same meaning and the same creative origin. The format became particularly popular in the mid-1960s when radio stations limited discs to numbered playlists after the Payola scandal.
Also known as CHR / pop or adolescent CHR. It consists of pop, dance, and sometimes urban, alternative, rock, and country. Usually called "top 40"; In terms of integrating different genres, CHR / pop is the successor to the Top 40 radio concept, originally from the 1950s. Examples of CHR / pop stations in Brazil, the Philippines, the United States include WHTZ in the cities of New York, Jovem Pan FM in Brazil, Magic 89.9 and 99.5 Play FM in Manila, KRBE in Houston, WIOQ in Philadelphia, KIIS-FM and KAMP-FM in Los Angeles, WXKS-FM and WODS in Boston, WKSC-FM and WBBM - FM in Chicago, KLUC in Las Vegas, WFLZ in Tampa / Saint Petersburg, WHYI in Miami, Ohio, WZPL in Indianapolis, WNCI in Columbus, KDWB in Minneapolis / St. Paul and 87.5 FM.
These stations are often hybrids of contemporary radio formats (CHR / pop). This format of CHR places a strong emphasis on current rankings, contemporary and recurring hits, as well as on the playlist of a minority of classic hits dating from more than 2000 and early 2010. CHR adults play rhythm, dance, and famous hip hop artists like Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Flo Rida, Ne-Yo, Pitbull, Rihanna, or Usher avoiding unconditional hip-hop.
CHR – Dance
This particular genre plays remixes of folk songs with maybe some current hits on the dance floors. Radio stations with pure dance music (as opposed to CHR – rhythm and rhythm formats, such as MOViN) are not very common, but they tend to have a loyal following in existing markets.
CHR – rock
One of the first versions of CHR, subject to rock, was rock 40, famous in the late 1980s. This format, developed by Joint Communications, which marked it in 1987, is a hybrid of CHR and rock album (AOR) for young people, which combines the formats of the first with the mixture of songs of the second. After a short period of successful evaluations, the rock 40 format began to decline, as it was very similar to conventional rock but had no appeal among CHR fans who wanted to focus less on the rock.
Also known as CHR / rhythm or CHR / urban. These stations focus on hip-hop and dance-pop. There are differences between CHR / rhythm and the contemporary urban format; Urban stations often play R&B and soul music that CHR / rhythm stations do not play, and CHR / rhythm stations, despite the playlists loaded with urban products, sometimes have white disc sets and include EDM and rhythmic pop music on which the urban stores do not reproduce.