Post Malone's 'Wow.' Hits No. 1 on Rhythmic Songs Chart

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Post Malone performs on stage at The SSE Hydro on Feb. 17, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. 

Post Malone earns his fifth No. 1 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Songs airplay chart as “Wow.” climbs 3-1 on the chart dated Feb. 23.

The stand-alone single, a surprise Christmas Eve release, ascends thanks to a strong 21 percent gain in plays in the week ending Feb. 17, according to Nielsen Music.

In addition to “Wow.,” Post Malone previously claimed No. 1s on the Rhythmic Songs survey with “White Iverson” (one week, 2016), “Rockstar,” featuring 21 Savage (six weeks, 2016-17), “Psycho,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign (four weeks, 2018), and "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse)," with Swae Lee (four weeks, 2019).

Post Malone narrowly misses out on replacing himself at the top spot. His most recent leader, “Sunflower," wrapped its four-week stay at the summit two weeks ago, on the list dated Feb. 9. Between the two leaders, Khalid’s “Better” checked in for a week in the penthouse.

Notably, “Wow.” flies to No. 1 in its seventh week on the chart. It ties “Rockstar” for the fastest sprint to the top among the 23-year-old’s five leaders.

Elsewhere, “Wow.” reinforces its multi-format appeal, as the single reaches new peaks on both the Pop Songs and Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay charts. On the former, “Wow.” lifts 16-15 through a 10 percent boost in weekly plays, while it steps 22-21 on the latter ranking with a weekly play bump of 12 percent.

The multi-format appeal also helps the song dart 18-12 on the all-genre Radio Songs chart, where it collects 48.8 million in audience in the week ending Feb. 17, up 13 percent.