As It Was, by Harry Styles, breaks records: for the tenth time at the top of the Billboard Hot 100

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As It Was, by Harry Styles, breaks records: for the tenth time at the top of the Billboard Hot 100

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Harry Styles will perform in Argentina at the River Plate Stadium on December 3rd and 4th. Clarin archive photo

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How it wasthe success of Harry Styles, leads the Billboard Hot 100 for the tenth time. They weren’t consecutive weeks. But it is the first time that a song by the British singer-songwriter remains in the chart that compiles the 100 most listened to songs in the United States for so long.

The single also set a record-breaking historical record: it is the tenth Columbia Records song to hit the emblematic list, the most a label has in the same week.

The Hot 100 combines streams of songs from all genres (both official audio and video), radio broadcasts, and single and recorded sales stats. All lists have been updated

Harry Styles at the 63rd Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Harry Styles at the 63rd Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

How it was, released on Erskine / Columbia Records on April 1, debuted at # 1 on the Hot 100 two weeks later. This week it recorded 74.1 million radio impressions (the same as before), 18.1 million views (1% more) and 5 thousand downloads sold (5% less).

This was reported by Luminate, the system that collects data on consumption of the American entertainment industry, in the period between Friday 8 July and Thursday 14 July.

“As It Was”, present in other charts

The single remains at number 3 after four weeks at the top of Radio Songs, starting in May. It also maintains number 6 on Streaming Songs, after two weeks at the top since its debut in April; and went from 11th to 6th place on Digital Song Sales, after being the best-selling song in May.

Harry Styles, from One Direction's pop frenzy to current maturity.

Harry Styles, from One Direction’s pop frenzy to current maturity.

Written by Styles – along with his loyal collaborators Tyler Johnson and Thomas Hull- How it was is part of the third studio album by former One Direction titled Harry’s house, which topped the Billboard 200 album chart for two weeks starting its June debut. Today he is in fourth place in that ranking.

Since the launch of the Billboard Hot 100 on August 4, 1958, this is the 42nd time in chart history that a song has held the top of the chart for at least ten weeks, a feat that only 4% of all songs that have reached number (out of a total of 1,138) have reached.

Lizzo, Harlow and the Kate Bush revival

About damn timedi Lizzo, remains at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, with 85.9 million radio plays (4% more), 12.2 million views (3% less) and 11 thousand singles sold (39% more, thanks to discounted prices in the iTunes Store starting July 8).

The song also tops Radio Songs for the second consecutive week; beats Pop Airplay by a second frame and becomes Lizzo’s first number 1 on Adult Pop Airplay.

Kate Bush, whose hit "Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)" continues to climb the charts.

Kate Bush, whose hit “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” continues to climb the charts.

The individual they belong to Special – the singer’s fourth album – was released last Friday, July 15, and tops the charts Hot R & B / Hip-Hop Songs and Hot R&B Songs, which use the same multimeter methodology as Hot 100.

first class, by Jack Harlow, maintains third place on the Hot 100, after three weeks at the top of the charts since its debut week in April. Additionally, he has already led the multimeter Hot Rap Songs for 12 straight weeks.

Running Up That Hill (A Covenant With God)by Kate Bush, remains stable at number 4 on the Hot 100, still fueled by the fourth season of strange things on Netflix. After the premiere of the last two episodes on July 1, the song – originally released in 1985, when it reached number 30 -, had about 31.5 million radio impressions (29% more), 21.5 million streams. (down 4%) and sold 13,000 singles (down 22%) in the week ending July 14.

Among other innovations, break my soul, by Beyoncé – who after reaching position number 7 occupies position 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 -, also entered the Top 10 of Radio Songs. It is the eighteenth time that the R&B star has arrived on that list that collects the most listened to songs on the air and the first performed exclusively by her since 2014.


Source: Clarin

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