Bazzi's Breakthrough Hit 'Mine' Tops Pop Songs Airplay Chart

Sam Damsemek
Bazzi

The song is the third introductory Pop Songs entry to lead this year, following hits by NF and Maren Morris.

Bazzi tops Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart in his first visit to the tally, as "Mine" rises 2-1 on the survey (dated July 14).

The song marks the third leader on the list in 2018 by an artist making a first appearance on the chart; Bazzi joins NF and Maren Morris in earning the honor.   

Looking back over the last five years, this year's trio of rookie rulers (through just over half of 2018) appears in line with annual totals dating back to 2014.

Here's a recap of the acts to top Pop Songs with a first entry as a lead artist on the chart in each of the past five years.

2018
NF, "Let You Down," March 10
Maren Morris, "The Middle" (with Zedd & Grey), April 7
Bazzi, "Mine," July 14

2017
Machine Gun Kelly," Bad Things" (with Camila Cabello), Feb. 18
Luis Fonsi," Despacito" (with Daddy Yankee & feat. Justin Bieber), July 22
Liam Payne, "Strip That Down" (feat. Quavo), Oct. 14
Portugal. The Man, "Feel It Still," Nov. 11

2016
Alessia Cara, "Scars to Your Beautiful," Feb. 6
twenty one pilots, "Stressed Out," March 19
G-Eazy, "Me, Myself & I" (with Bebe Rexha), April 23
Zayn, "Pillowtalk," May 7
Lukas Graham, "7 Years," May 28

2015
Mark Ronson, "Uptown Funk!" (feat. Bruno Mars), Feb. 7
OMI, "Cheerleader," Aug. 8
Major Lazer, "Lean On" (with DJ Snake & feat. MO), Sept. 19
R. City, "Locked Away" (feat. Adam Levine), Oct. 10
Shawn Mendes, "Stitches," Nov. 21

2014
Iggy Azalea, "Fancy" (feat. Charlie XCX), June 21
Nico & Vinz, "Am I Wrong," July 26
MAGIC!, "Rude," Aug. 9
Charli XCX, "Boom Clap," Sept. 13
Meghan Trainor, "All About That Bass," Oct. 4
Tove Lo, "Habits (Stay High)," Nov. 15

The Pop Songs chart, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, measures total weekly plays, as tabulated by Nielsen Music, among its reporting panel of 168 mainstream top 40 stations.