Jade Bird Hits 'Lottery' on Adult Alternative Songs Chart, Rises to No. 1

Bird's flight to the top marks her first reign on a Billboard chart.

Jade Bird's first song to make a Billboard chart is also her first No. 1, as "Lottery" lifts 3-1 on the Adult Alternative Songs airplay tally dated April 28.

"Lottery" is the lead single from Bird's upcoming debut full-length album.

The 20-year-old English singer-songwriter becomes the second act to score an initial No. 1 on Adult Alternative Songs in 2018, following The War on Drugs, whose "Pain" ruled for a week (Jan. 20).

Bird is the first act to ascend to No. 1 with a first entry on the chart since Alice Merton, whose debut single "No Roots" led the list for four weeks beginning on Dec. 30.

Since 2010, six solo women have led Adult Alternative Songs, five (including Bird) as a lead act. Merton, Adele (with three songs), Lorde and Serena Ryder have also ruled as leads, while Kimbra topped the chart as a featured artist on Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know."

"Lottery" concurrently climbs the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart, rising 45-43 with 1.4 million audience impressions in the week ending April 22, according to Nielsen Music.

Bird's debut full-length does not yet have an announced release date. She released her maiden EP last July.


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