Cara's debut hit reaches another milestone, and contributes to an impressive honor for Def Jam.
Alessia Cara tops Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart (dated Feb. 6), as her debut hit "Here" rises 2-1. And, persistence pays off, as the song completes the longest ascent to No. 1 in the chart's 22-year history: 26 weeks. It passes two songs that each took 25 weeks: Cee Lo Green's "F**k You! (Forget You)" (2011) and Demi Lovato's "Give Your Heart a Break" (2012).
Cara is also the first solo female to lead Pop Songs with a maiden entry in more than a year, since Tove Lo's "Habits (Stay High)" ruled for two weeks in November 2014.
The Pop Songs coronation of "Here" marks the latest honor for the anti-partying anthem, which last week took over atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and has so far risen to No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.