Bad Timing: Radio Stations Stop Playing Kesha’s “Die Young” Following Newton School Massacre

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According to TMZ, radio stations have begun removing pop singer Kesha’s single “Die Young” from their rotations following the massacre of 20 young children in Newton, Connecticut.

“Die Young” clocked in at #3 on the radio playlists on Friday (the day of the shooting) reaching 167 million listeners nationwide, this according to Mediabase, a company that tracks radio airplay.

By Saturday , the day after the shooting, airplay dropped by 3 million listeners, a sign that stations were slowly pulling the song off the air.

By Monday, “Die Young” took a huge hit on the radio, dropping down to 148 million listeners, a 19 million drop from what had been a pretty steady rotation before the shooting.



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