Billie Eilish's 'Bad Guy' Hits No. 1 on Pop Songs Airplay Chart

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Billie Eilish photographed on April 18, 2019 at SunLight Studios in Los Angeles. 

The track concurrently tops Alternative Songs for a second week.

Billie Eilish's breakout 2019 adds another chart milestone, as "Bad Guy" hits No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, dated Aug. 17. The track (released on Darkroom/Interscope and remixed last month with Justin Bieber, with the duet version scoring pop radio play along with the original) is Eilish's first Pop Songs No. 1 and second entry on the chart. It debuted on April 27, a month after her "When the Party's Over" bowed. Both singles scaled the chart through mid-June, when "Party" peaked at No. 17 and promotional efforts segued to "Bad Guy."

The songs are from Eilish's debut LP When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, which launched as her first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in April and has spent three weeks at the summit to date.

The set's "Bury a Friend" topped the Alternative Songs airplay chart for two weeks beginning in late May, and "Bad Guy" hit No. 1 on the survey last week and remains on top for a second frame. Eilish became just the third female soloist with multiple Alternative Songs leaders, following Alanis Morissette (three, 1995-96) and Sinead O'Connor (two, 1990).

The Pop Songs chart measures total weekly plays, as tabulated by Nielsen Music, among its reporting panel of 168 mainstream top 40 stations.

All charts will update tomorrow (Aug. 13) on Billboard.com.

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