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‘Easy on Me’ Is Adele’s Longest-Leading No. 1 on Billboard’s Radio Songs Chart

The ballad reigns for a 12th week, passing the 11-week command of "Hello."

Adele rewrites her longest reign on Billboard‘s all-genre Radio Songs chart, as “Easy on Me” spends a 12th week at the summit (on the tally dated Feb. 19).

The song surpasses the 11-week rule of “Hello” in 2015-16 for her new career best. (She has notched five No. 1s on the survey.)

“Easy on Me” maintains its command with 85.3 million in airplay audience, down 4%, in the Feb. 4-10 tracking week, according to MRC Data.

Notably, Adele is just the third artist with multiple No. 1s to lead Radio Songs for 11 weeks or more. She joins Boyz II Men, with four, and Mariah Carey, with three (including their duet, “One Sweet Day”).

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Meanwhile, “Easy on Me” is only the 20th No. 1 with at least 12 weeks on top since Radio Songs began in December 1990 (of 295 total leaders to date, lifting the song to among only 7% of all No. 1s that have scored such dominations).

Longest-Leading Radio Songs No. 1s

Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist, Date reached No. 1

26, “Blinding Lights,” The Weeknd, April 18, 2020
18, “Iris,” Goo Goo Dolls, Aug. 1, 1998
16, “Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B, Aug. 4, 2018
16, “We Belong Together,” Mariah Carey, May 28, 2005
16, “Don’t Speak,” No Doubt, Dec. 7, 1996
14, “High Hopes,” Panic! at the Disco, Dec. 1, 2018
14, “No One,” Alicia Keys, Nov. 3, 2007
14, “Because You Loved Me,” Celine Dion, April 13, 1996
13, “No Scrubs,” TLC, March 20, 1999
13, “I Love You Always Forever,” Donna Lewis, Aug. 24, 1996
13, “One Sweet Day,” Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men, Dec. 9, 1995
13, “The Sign,” Ace of Base, Feb. 26, 1994
13, “End of the Road,” Boyz II Men, Aug. 22, 1992

12, “Easy on Me,” Adele, Dec. 4, 2021
12, “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran, Feb. 25, 2017
12, “Uptown Funk!,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, Feb. 7, 2015
12, “We Found Love,” Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris, Dec. 3, 2011
12, “Yeah!,” Usher feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris, Feb. 28, 2004
12, “Dilemma,” Nelly feat. Kelly Rowland, Aug. 17, 2002
12, “I’ll Make Love to You,” Boyz II Men, Sept. 10, 1994

Contributing to its Radio Songs rule, “Easy on Me” tops the Adult Contemporary chart for a 10th week. It previously led Adult Pop Airplay also for 10 weeks and Pop Airplay for seven and hit No. 2 on Adult Alternative Airplay; No. 6 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay (helped by remixes) and Adult R&B Airplay; No. 25 on Country Airplay (sparked by its version adding Chris Stapleton); and No. 38 on Rhythmic Airplay.

“Easy on Me” has also crowned the all-genre, multi-metric Billboard Hot 100 for 10 weeks, tying “Hello” for Adele’s longest stay at No. 1 on the chart, among her five leaders. To date, “Easy on Me,” the lead single from her Columbia Records album 30, has totaled 1.6 billion in cumulative radio airplay audience, 341.8 million official on-demand U.S. streams and 245,000 downloads sold.