Chart Highlights: Eric Church Earns Highest His Debut Ever On Country Airplay With 'Outsiders'

Eric Church performs at Lollapalooza 2013 at Grant Park on August 3, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below.

All our charts are refreshed on billboard.com and Billboard.biz every Thursday and appear in the next issue of Billboard magazine.

Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week) *** "Wake Me Up!" Avicii
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 19 "Unconditionally" Katy Perry
Debut No. 33 "Heart Attack" Enrique Iglesias
Debut No. 40 "Replay" Zendaya

Adult Contemporary
*** No. 1 (1 week)/Greatest Gainer *** "Roar" Katy Perry
Debut No. 30 "Demons" Imagine Dragons

Adult Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week) *** Royals Lorde
Debut No. 26 "Unconditionally" Katy Perry
Debut No. 31 "Love Don't Die" The Fray

A trio of new No. 1s crown Pop Songs, Adult Contemporary and Adult Pop Songs this week. Avicii rises to the top of the Pop Songs tally with "Wake Me Up!," Katy Perry ascends to the Adult Contemporary throne with "Roar" and Lorde's "Royals" hits No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs.

Dance/Club Play Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week) *** "Flashing Lights" Havana Brown
Greatest Gainer  No. 4 "Work B**ch!" Britney Spears
Debut No. 42 "Lie To Me" Cole Plante with Myon & Shane 54 Featuring Koko LaRoo
Debut No. 45 "Crystals" Dank Featuring Jacq
Debut No. 49 "Booyah" Showtek Featuring We Are Loud & Sonny Wilson

R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
*** No. 1 (3 weeks) *** "Hold On, We're Going Home" Drake Featuring Majid Jordan
Greatest Gainer No. 13 "All Me" Drake Featuring 2 Chainz & Big Sean
Debut No. 42 "My Hitta" YG Featuring Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan
Debut No. 47 "Genius" R. Kelly

"Genius" marks R. Kelly's 92nd entry on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, padding his lead as the singer with the most hits on the ranking in its 21-year history. Among all acts, he ranks third, behind Lil Wayne (108) and Jay Z (103).

"Genius" is latest single from R. Kelly's upcoming album "Black Panties," due Dec. 10.

Rap Airplay
*** No. 1 (10 weeks) *** "Holy Grail" Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
Debut No. 20 "Show Me" Kid Ink Featuring Chris Brown
Debut No. 25 "My Hitta" YG Featuring Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan
Greatest Gainer No. 7 "All Me" Drake Featuring 2 Chainz & Big Sean

Jay Z's "Holy Grail," featuring Justin Timberlake, spends a 10th week at No. 1 on Rap Airplay, tying for Jay's longest run at the top. His "Ni**as in Paris" (with Kanye West) also spent 10 weeks at No. 1.

While 10 weeks is a long stretch at No. 1, it is not the longest time a song has spent atop the list. In total, 20 songs have spent 10 weeks or more at No. 1. The longest rule at No. 1 is owned by Juvenile's "Back That Thang Up," featuring Mannie Fresh & Lil Wayne. It spent 17 weeks at No. 1 in 1999-00.

Rock Airplay
*** No. 1 (2 weeks) *** "Pompeii" Bastille
Greatest Gainer No. 16 "Do I Wanna Know?" Arctic Monkeys
Debut No. 46 "The Mother We Share" CHVRCHES
Debut No. 50 "Counting Stars" OneRepublic

Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (3 weeks) *** "Pompeii" Bastille
Greatest Gainer No. 15 "Do I Wanna Know?" Arctic Monkeys
Debut No. 37 "Temple" Kings Of Leon

Country Airplay
*** No. 1 (3 weeks) *** "It Goes Like This" Thomas Rhett
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 25 "The Outsiders" Eric Church

Eric Church clocks his highest debut ever on Country Airplay, as "The Outsiders" enters at No. 25. Of his 16 earlier entries, none bowed higher than No. 47 with his featured turn on Jason Aldean's "The Only Way I Know." (Church's previous biggest launch as a lead act was No. 48 with 2011's "Homeboy.")

"The Outsiders" is the sixth song to debut in the top 25 on the Country Airplay chart this year. It follows Lady Antebellum's "Downtown" (No. 25), Kenny Chesney's "Pirate Flag" (No. 22), Blake Shelton's "Boys 'Round Here" (featuring Pistol Annies & Friends) (No. 19), Hunter Hayes' "I Want Crazy" (No. 24) and Luke Bryan's "That's My Kind of Night" (No. 21).

It's presumed that "The Outsiders" is the the first single from Church's as-yet-unannounced upcoming studio album. The latter would be his first studio effort since 2011's "Chief."

Debut No. 55 "Lettin' The Night Roll" Justin Moore
Debut No. 56 "I Got A Car" George Strait
Debut No. 58 "When She Says Baby" Jason Aldean
Debut No. 60 "Best Seat In The House" LoCash Cowboys

Latin Airplay
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)/Greatest Gainer *** "Propuesta Indecente" Romeo Santos
Debut No. 28 "Te Veias Mejor Conmigo" Espinoza Paz
Debut No. 40 "Hasta Abajo" Yandel
Debut No. 42 "La Doble Cara" Banda Carnaval
Debut No. 43 "Chucucha" Ilegales
Debut No. 45 "Nos Acostumbramos" Los Horoscopos de Durango
Debut No. 46 "Borracho de Amor" Banda La Trakalosa

Regional Mexican Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks) *** "Ni Que Estuvieras Tan Buena" Calibre 50
Greatest Gainer  No. 18 "Te Veias Mejor Conmigo" Espinoza Paz
Debut No. 36 "Loco" Enrique Iglesias Featuring Romeo Santos
Debut No. 37 "Por Favor No Cuelgues" El Komander
Debut No. 39 "Contigo Safo" La Estructura

Latin Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (7 weeks) *** "Loco" Enrique Iglesias Featuring Romeo Santos
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 22 "Mi Peor Error (Primera Fila)" Alejandra Guzman
Debut No. 27 "La Mas Fuerte" Ednita Nazario

Tropical Songs
*** No. 1 (5 weeks) *** "Propuesta Indecente" Romeo Santos
Debut No. 34 "Orgullo" J Quiles
Debut No. 40 "Esta Noche" Raulin Rodriguez
Greatest Gainer  No. 5 "Un Viejo Amor" N'Klabe

Christian Songs
*** No. 1 (7 weeks) *** "Overcomer" Mandisa
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 31 "With Every Act Of Love" Jason Gray
Debut No. 44 "Faithful" Hawk Nelson
Debut No. 48 "How Sweet The Sound" Citizen Way
Debut No. 49 "God Of The Impossible" Everfound

Gospel Songs
*** No. 1 (14 weeks) *** No. 1 "Every Praise" Hezekiah Walker
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 23 "He Turned It" Tye Tribbett
Debut No. 30 "I Know A Man" Bishop Larry D. Trotter & The Sweet Holy Spirit Combined Choir

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