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Beck Is First Solo Male to Top Adult Alternative Songs Chart in 2019

"Uneventful Days" reaches No. 1.

For the first time in 2019, a solo male has the No. 1 song on Billboard‘s Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart.

Beck‘s “Uneventful Days” rises 2-1 on the Dec. 21-dated tally, becoming his fourth leader. Despite first reaching Adult Alternative Songs in 1998 with the No. 15-peaking “Tropicalia,” he first ruled with “Blue Moon” for two weeks in April 2014. He led again, for a personal-best 12 weeks, with “Dreams” in 2015.

“Uneventful Days” is his first No. 1 since his third, “Up All Night,” which led for two weeks in December 2017.


Beck is the first solo male to top Adult Alternative Songs since Hozier, whose “Nina Cried Power,” featuring Mavis Staples, crowned the list in October 2018. Since then, the chart’s top spot was populated by 14 No. 1s by duos or groups, plus two by solo women (Maggie Rogers and Brittany Howard).

Still, Hozier wraps 2019 as the year’s overall top artist on Adult Alternative Songs, while his track “Almost (Sweet Music)” is the chart’s No. 2 song of the year, after reaching No. 3 on the weekly survey in August.

“Uneventful Days” keeps at its No. 37 high on the Alternative Songs airplay chart and rises 38-37 on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay list, with 1.9 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music.

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The song is the second single from Beck’s album Hyperspace, which debuted at No. 6 on Top Rock Albums and No. 40 on the Billboard 200 dated Dec. 7.