Imagine Dragons Earn First No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs Chart With 'Believer'
The band previously hit No. 2 with "Radioactive" and "Demons."
Imagine Dragons score their first No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as "Believer" bumps 2-1 (on the list dated July 29). The group had hit a No. 2 peak with two prior songs: "Radioactive" and "Demons," both in 2013.
"Believer" is from Imagine Dragons' new album Evolve, which dropped June 23 and debuted at No. 2 on the July 15-dated Billboard 200. The same week, the song became the band's third top 10 on the all-genre streaming, airplay and sales-based Billboard Hot 100, jumping to its No. 6 high.
"Believer" has led the Hot Rock Songs chart for 18 weeks so far. It previously ruled the Alternative Songs airplay chart for 13 weeks, the longest No. 1 run on the ranking since "Radioactive" also led for 13 weeks.
Meanwhile, the second single from Evolve, "Thunder," bolts into the Alternative Songs top 20 (on the July 29 chart), surging 21-17.
All charts will update tomorrow (July 18) on Billboard.com.