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Kings of Leon Crown Rock Airplay Chart for First Time With 'Waste a Moment'

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Kings of Leon

The lead single from "Walls" previously led Adult Alternative Songs and Alternative Songs.

Another week, another Billboard airplay chart No. 1 for Kings of Leon.

The rock quartet's "Waste a Moment" rises 2-1 on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay tally (dated Dec. 10), with 12 million in audience in the week ending Nov. 27 (up 1 percent), according to Nielsen Music.

The track is the first Rock Airplay No. 1 for the Followills, who had previously hit No. 2 with "Use Somebody" in 2009 and reached the top 10 with three other tracks: "Sex on Fire" (No. 10 in 2009), "Radioactive" (No. 3, 2010) and "Supersoaker" (No. 8, 2013).

"Moment" is Kings of Leon's first song to top three rock radio airplay charts, having ruled Adult Alternative Songs for eight weeks (and counting) and Alternative Songs for one. That said, "Use Somebody," which led Adult Alternative Songs and Alternative Songs, also crossed to the top of two non-rock airplay rankings: Pop Songs and Adult Pop Songs.

Walls, Kings of Leon's seventh studio album, debuted at No. 1 on the Nov. 5-dated Billboard 200 (with 77,000 equivalent album units), marking the band's first leader on the list. It also opened at No. 1 on Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums (68,000 in traditional album sales).