Women in Music 2019

'Good' News: Billie Eilish Rewrites Record in Alternative Songs Chart's Top 10

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Billie Eilish, "all the good girls go to hell"

She scores her fourth straight career-opening top 10, a first among solo women.

Billie Eilish makes history on Billboard's Alternative Songs airplay chart dated Nov. 16, rising to the top 10 with her latest single, "All the Good Girls Go to Hell."

The song, which jumps 12-9, is Eilish's fourth top 10 in as many visits, making her the first solo woman to reach the region with her first four charting titles in the tally's three-decade history.

Eilish's debut Alternative Songs entry, "You Should See Me in a Crown," hit No. 7 in December 2018. Her first leader, "Bury a Friend," ruled the list for two weeks beginning May 25, followed by the ascent of "Bad Guy," which led for two weeks in August.

When "Bad Guy" initially reached the top 10, Eilish tied Suzanne Vega and Sheryl Crow as the only solo women to go top 10 with their first three Alternative Songs entries each. Vega ran up her streak in 1990-92 before peaking at No. 13 with her fourth entry in 1993, while Crow collected hers in 1994-95 before stopping at No. 38 on her next try later in 1995.

Next in Eilish's sights: the mark for most Alternative Songs top 10s to start a career by a woman-centric act. The B-52s (an established group long before the chart's 1988 inception) reached the top 10 with their first five charted songs in 1989-92.

"All the Good Girls Go to Hell" concurrently climbs 20-15 on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay list with a 23% boost to 3.7 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music. The track also reaches a new No. 21 high on the Pop Songs airplay chart and re-enters the all-genre, streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Billboard Hot 100 at No. 89.

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