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Billie Eilish Scores First Alternative Digital Song Sales No. 1 With ‘Bury a Friend’

The song concurrently blasts 74-14 on the Hot 100.

Billie Eilish tops Billboard‘s Alternative Digital Song Sales chart for the first time, as “Bury a Friend” lifts 2-1 on the Feb. 16-dated list.

“Bury a Friend” reigns with 18,000 downloads sold in its first full tracking week, ending Feb. 7, according to Nielsen Music. It sold 9,000 in the prior period (ending Jan. 31) following its Jan. 30 release.

Before “Bury a Friend,” Eilish had reached a No. 3 high on Alternative Digital Song Sales, with “Come Out and Play” and “When the Party’s Over” in December and January, respectively.


“Bury a Friend” is also Eilish’s first top 10 on the all-format Digital Song Sales chart (No. 7), and its full-week sales total helps drive it 74-14 on the Billboard Hot 100. The ascent makes the single Eilish’s top-charting title, besting “Party’s” (No. 52).

“Bury a Friend” additionally accrued 29.1 million U.S. streams in the tracking week, good for a No. 8 debut on Streaming Songs, also a career high. It’s also scoring early airplay predominantly on alternative radio. Her previous airplay single, “You Should See Me in a Crown,” hit No. 7 on Alternative Songs in December.

“Bury a Friend” is from When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Eilish’s debut studio album, due March 29.