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Blake Shelton's 'Neon Light' Shines Atop Country Airplay Chart

Blake Shelton performs at CMA Music Festival
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Blake Shelton performs at LP Field on Friday, June 6 during the 2014 CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville.

He extends his active streak of No. 1s to 13.

Blake Shelton boasts the longest active No. 1 streak on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay chart, and he adds yet another leader on this week's chart (dated Nov. 22), as "Neon Light" rises 2-1 to become his 13th straight No. 1 (counting only non-seasonal, promoted singles). It's his 18th topper overall.

Shelton's streak started nearly five years ago with "Hillbilly Bone," featuring Trace Adkins, which topped the March 27, 2010 list. He'd last topped the tally with "My Eyes," featuring Gwen Sebastian, on July 12.

Among all artists with active No. 1 streaks, Shelton's lead is substantial: Jason Aldean follows with three, while five other artists have linked their last two apiece: Luke Bryan, Billy Currington, Brett Eldredge, Lady Antebellum and Joe Nichols. Shelton and Bryan are the only artists to score three No. 1s each this year; in addition to "Eyes," Shelton dominated for two weeks in April with "Doin' What She Likes." Bryan led for two weeks in February with "Drink a Beer" and followed with a four-week reign for "Play It Again" in May/June and a one-week rule (Oct. 18) for "Roller Coaster."

"Neon" is the first single from Shelton's Bringing Back the Sunshine, which became his fourth No. 1 on Top Country Albums last month. It's sold 173,000 copies in its first five weeks, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This week, Warner Music Nashville announced that "Lonely Tonight," with Ashley Monroe, is the set's second single.

All charts, including Country Airplay, will update on Thursday (Nov. 13) on Billboard.com.

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