In posting her eighth leader, she passes Maroon 5 and Katy Perry for the most No. 1s in the chart's 17-year history.
P!nk rewrites the record for the most No. 1s in the 17-year history of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as "Just Give Me a Reason," featuring fun.'s Nate Ruess, rises 2-1 to become her eighth leader on the list. She passes Maroon 5 and Katy Perry, each with seven No. 1s. P!nk also moves ahead of Maroon 5 for the most consecutive No. 1s (five) in the survey's archives; Maroon 5 has reigned with its last four singles.
The coronation of "Reason," which pushes 3-2 on Pop Songs and 24-15 on Adult Contemporary and has spent the past two weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100, follows the No. 1 ascent of P!nk's prior single "Try" on AC two weeks ago. Both songs appear on P!nk's sixth studio album, "The Truth About Love," which became her first Billboard 200 No. 1 in September.
P!nk's dominations at adult radio reflect her evolution, as she first drew chart ink the week of Feb. 5, 2000, when her debut single "There You Go" debuted simultaneously on Dance/Club Play Songs and Rhythmic. She didn't notch her first Adult Pop Songs No. 1 until 2007, when "Who Knew" reached the summit. Prior release "U + Ur Hand" had become her first top 10 at the format earlier that year.