Billie Eilish Hits Number 1 Dethroning Lil Nas X
Billie Eilish has earned her first number 1 on the Billboard Hot 110 as “Bad Guy” dethrones “Old Town Road”. Rising from the number 2 spot, after having spent nine weeks as the runner up, the most for any song before reaching the top. This is reported based on the Hot 100’s history. Furthermore, “Bad Guy” additionally claims the honor of taking down Lil Nas X and his 19-week domination of the chart. Lil Nas X holds the record for the longest-leading Hot 100 number 1 of all time. Most noteworthy, the Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming, digital sales, and radio airplay to sum up the most popular song of the week.
Most noteworthy, “Bad Guy” was released on Darkroom/Interscope Records and was written by Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell. Worth mentioning, Finneas solely produced the song and it has become the 1,087th number 1 in the Hot 100’s history. Furthermore, the track rises from 4 to 3 on the Streaming Songs chart, up 10% to 39.1 million U.S. streams this past week, according to Nielsen Music. Other notable chart movement, “Bad Guy” sees an 11% increase in Digital Song Sales throughout the same span. The track was aided on the last day of the tracking period due to the arrival of a new vertical video. However, the track drops from 3 to 6 on the Radio Songs chart, down 3% to 93 million audience impressions.
Furthermore, Billie scores a second week on top of the Pop Songs airplay chart, with help by the Justin Bieber remix. “Bad guy” has also led the Alternative Songs airplay for two weeks. This is the Alternative Songs number 1 to top the Hot 100 since Lorde did it with “Royals” in October 2013, after ruling Alternative Songs for seven weeks. However, perhaps most noteworthy, Billie Eilish is the first artist born in the 2000s to top the Hot 100.