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Leon Bridges Gets Good 'News' Atop Adult Alternative Songs Chart

Leon Bridges
Jack McKain

Leon Bridges

"Bad Bad News," the lead single from Bridges' album "Good Thing," becomes his second No. 1 on the airplay chart.

It's been a good week for Leon Bridges.

As Bridges' sophomore full-length Good Thing debuts at No. 1 on Americana/Folk Albums and R&B Albums and a career-best No. 3 on the Billboard 200 dated May 19 with 66,000 equivalent units according to Nielsen Music, lead single "Bad Bad News" rises 3-1 on Billboard's Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart.

Bridges banks his second No. 1 song on the tally, following "Smooth Sailin'" (two weeks, February 2016).

"Bad" also breaks into the top 40 of the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart, jumping 43-37 with 1.8 million impressions, up 16 percent. He's a position away from matching his best rank on the list: "Sailin' " hit No. 36.

Additionally, Good Thing track "Beyond" debuts at No. 40 on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart, while bubbling under Adult Alternative Songs. Bridges is likewise a notch from his top Adult Pop Songs rank: his lone prior entry, "Coming Home," reached No. 39 in 2015.

Good Thing's No. 3 debut on the Billboard 200 eclipses the No. 6 high of Coming Home, the Fort Worth, Texas, native's 2015 debut album. It also surpasses Home's first-week unit tally of 42,000.