Chart Beat

Kiiara's 'Gold' Goes Top 10 on Pop Songs Chart

Jimmy Fontaine

The 21-year-old recently cracked the top 25 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart with “Gold,” her debut single.

Her breakthrough hit also bullets in the Hot 100's top 20.

Kiiara's "Gold" keeps at its No. 20 high on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Sept. 24) and makes a notable move on the Pop Songs airplay chart, where it rises 14-10. The song first hit a Billboard chart back in January when it entered the Billboard + Twitter Emerging Artists ranking; it went on to lead the list dated April 9.

"Gold," Kiiara's first entry on Pop Songs, enters the chart's top 10 with its greatest support in the tracking week (ending Sept. 11) from KLIF Dallas (124 plays), KAMP Los Angeles and KEGY San Diego (123 each), according to Nielsen Music.

The track spends a third week at its Hot 100 peak to date while rising 8-6 on Digital Songs (45,000 sold, down 1 percent; it's on sale for 69 cents in the iTunes Store) and 23-21 on Radio Songs (48 million in airplay audience, up 7 percent). On Streaming Songs, it dips 30-33 (7.5 million U.S. streams, down 2 percent).

"The overall message is you don't have to answer to anyone," Kiiara told Billboard of "Gold." "That's how I was raised."