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Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Return to No. 1 on Adult Alternative Airplay Chart With 'Survivor'

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
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Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

It's Rateliff's fifth ruler and his fourth with the Night Sweats.

After a brief break from his backing band The Night Sweats to go solo, Nathaniel Rateliff is back atop Billboard's Adult Alternative Airplay chart with his usual suspects, with "Survivor."

The lead single from the group's upcoming third studio album jumps from No. 3 to No. 1 on the list dated Sept. 25.

Rateliff logs his fifth Adult Alternative Airplay leader (all since October 2015) and his fourth with the Night Sweats. The act first crowned the chart for four weeks with "S.O.B.," followed by their nine-frame ruler "You Worry Me" (2018) and "Hey Mama" (one week, 2019). Rateliff's solo single "And It's Still Alright" subsequently paced the survey for eight weeks beginning in February 2020.

"Survivor" reaches the chart's summit in its fourth week, completing the quickest rise to No. 1 since Vampire Weekend's "Harmony Hall" also took four weeks in February-March 2019. Rateliff & the Night Sweats previously raced to No. 1 in four frames with "You Worry Me."

Concurrently, "Survivor" debuts at No. 39 on Alternative Airplay, where it's Rateliff & the Night Sweats' first entry since "You Worry Me," which reached No. 8 in 2018 (becoming their second top 10, after "S.O.B." hit No. 3 in 2015). On the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay chart, "Survivor" pushes 28-25 with 1.5 million audience impressions, up 9%, according to MRC Data.

The Future, Rateliff's first album with the Night Sweats since 2018's Tearing at the Seams, is due Nov. 5 via Stax/Concord.