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The Marías Score First Billboard No. 1 With 'Hush': 'It's a Song About Not Paying Attention to the Haters'

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Ashley Seryn*

The Marias

The track tops the Adult Alternative Airplay chart.

The Marías are officially Billboard chart-toppers, as the group's breakthrough single "Hush" hits No. 1 on the Adult Alternative Airplay tally dated Sept. 18.

The song, released on Nice Life/Atlantic Records, reaches the summit with a 7% gain in weekly plays at the radio format in the week ending Sept. 12, according to MRC Data.

The band, named after lead singer María Zardoya, reigns with its first entry on a U.S. Billboard chart.

"The fact that this lil' song we wrote and recorded in our apartment is now No. 1 on a Billboard chart is crazy to us," the group told Billboard in a statement. "We never imagined that would happen. It's a song about not paying attention to the haters, and it's wholesome that people ended up loving it."

"Hush" appears on The Marías' LP Cinema, which reached No. 22 on Alternative Albums and No. 176 on the Billboard 200 in July, marking their first charted album.

The Marías are the first act to top Adult Alternative Airplay in a first chart entry since Bakar with "Hell N Back" for two weeks in July 2020. The British singer-songwriter led with his second entry, too, "1st Time," for three weeks this January and February.

Here's a look at the 10 songs to hit to No. 1 on Adult Alternative Airplay in 2021, so far, and the total number of leaders for each act, as The Marías, on their first try, join the company of acts previously established at the format:

Artist, Title, Peak Date (total No. 1s at the format)
Bakar, "1st Time," Jan. 30 (second No. 1)
Kings of Leon, "The Bandit," Feb. 20 (fourth No. 1)
Weezer, "All My Favorite Songs," April 3, (first No. 1; after appearing on the chart since 2001)
Lord Huron, "Not Dead Yet," April 24, (first No. 1; after appearing on the chart since 2015)
The Black Keys, "Crawling Kingsnake," May 29 (sixth No. 1)
Modest Mouse, "We Are Between," June 19 (second No. 1)
Lorde, "Solar Power," Aug. 7 (third No. 1)
John Mayer, "Last Train Home," Aug. 21 (seventh No. 1)
Vance Joy, "Missing Piece," Sept. 4 (third No. 1)
The Marías, "Hush," Sept. 18 (first No. 1)

"Hush" concurrently ranks at No. 37 on the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay chart (1.1 million in reach), after reaching No. 26 in July, and No. 38 on Alternative Airplay, after hitting No. 33 two weeks ago.