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Portugal. The Man Seizes 'Moment' Atop Alternative Songs Chart

Portugal. the Man
Maclay Heriot

Portugal. the Man

The rockers land their second No. 1 on the chart with “Live in the Moment.”

A few months after setting the all-time Billboard Alternative Songs chart record for most weeks at No. 1 with “Feel It Still,” Portugal. The Man has a new challenger to the throne.

“Live in the Moment,” the follow-up single to “Feel,” moves 2-1 on the chart dated March 31, becoming Portugal. The Man’s second No. 1 on the airplay-based ranking. It's up 5 percent in plays at the format in the week ending March 25. Previously, “Still” led for a record 20 nonconsecutive weeks, beginning on the tally dated July 8, 2017.

Its Alternative Songs triumph isn’t the first for “Live.” Previously, it ruled Adult Alternative Songs for two weeks (Jan. 27).

The song also reaches a new audience high on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart, holding at No. 2 for a fourth straight week with 11.6 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music. That airplay bump – along with slight gains in digital downloads (3,000 downloads sold in the week ending March 22) and domestic streams (874,000 clicks) – helps the song to its first week in the top 10 of the airplay-, sales- and streaming-based Hot Rock Songs, rising 12-10.

Ammar Malik is a co-writer on “Live,” allowing the songwriter a rare feat on the Billboard charts: No. 1 songs at the pop, alternative and country formats (Malik reached No. 1 on Pop Songs with Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger,” “Payphone” and “Don’t Wanna Know” in addition to Gym Class Heroes’ “Stereo Hearts,” and he also scored a No. 1 on Country Airplay with Lady Antebellum’s “Compass”).

Woodstock, Portugal. The Man’s eighth studio album, debuted at No. 5 on the Alternative Albums chart dated July 8, 2017. It’s since risen to No. 2 (Nov. 25, 2017) and concurrently spends its 40th week on the list, all but six of which have been inside the top 10.

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