The duo reigns with its first chart entry, while Levine lands his second solo No. 1 apart from Maroon 5.
R. City's "Locked Away," featuring Adam Levine, jumps 4-1 on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart (dated Oct. 10). The track drew the most plays on the 170 mainstream top 40 stations monitored for the survey by Nielsen Music in the week ending Sept. 27.
The RCA Records single marks R. City's first No. 1 on the list (with its first chart entry), as well as the first Pop Songs No. 1 for renowned writer/producer Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald's Kemosabe imprint (for an artist signed directly to Kemosabe). "Locked Away" also grants Levine his 10th trip to the top. He's notched eight Pop Songs No. 1s fronting Maroon 5 and one prior leader away from the band, as featured on Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts" in 2011. (Meanwhile, Levine debuts at No. 36 on Pop Songs singing Maroon 5's new single "Feelings.")
While R. City -- brothers Theron and Timothy Thomas -- is new to Pop Songs under that billing, the siblings, from St. Thomas, crowned the chart as co-writers of Iyaz's "Replay," which ruled Pop Songs for three weeks in 2009-10. They've co-penned three other Pop Songs top 10s: Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" (No. 9, 2013), the Pussycat Dolls' "When I Grow Up" (No. 8, 2008) and Sean Kingston's "Take You There" (No. 5, 2008).