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Florence + The Machine Return to No. 1 on Adult Alternative Airplay With ‘My Love’

The song is the Florence Welch-fronted act's first leader since 2018.

Florence + The Machine top Billboard‘s Adult Alternative Airplay chart for the first time since 2018, as “My Love” ascends to the top of the ranking dated May 7.

The song is the Florence Welch-led project’s sixth Adult Alternative Airplay No. 1, a run that began with its debut entry, and three-week ruler, “Dog Days Are Over” in 2011. The act has also reigned with “Shake It Out” in 2012; “What Kind of Man” and “Ship to Wreck” in 2015; and “Hunger” in 2018.


Between “Hunger” and “Love,” Florence + the Machine reached Adult Alternative Airplay three times, paced by the No. 5-peaking “Moderation” in May 2019.

Florence + The Machine boast the second-most No. 1s by a woman or woman-fronted act in the history of Adult Alternative Airplay, which began in 1996. Only Sheryl Crow, with seven leaders, has more. Among all acts, Coldplay and U2 lead with 13 No. 1s apiece.

Concurrently, “Love” lifts 14-13 on Alternative Airplay. On the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay chart, “My Love” becomes Florence + the Machine’s sixth the top 10, rising 13-10 with 2.9 million audience impressions, up 11%, according to Luminate; the act had last hit the top 10 with “Hunger” (No. 8, 2018).

“My Love” also ranks at No. 31 on the multi-metric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs chart, after hitting a No. 26 high upon its debut in March. In addition to its radio audience, the song earned 955,000 official U.S. streams in the April 22-28 tracking week.

The song introduces Dance Fever, Florence + The Machine’s fifth studio album, due May 13. It’s the follow-up to High as Hope, which debuted at its No. 2 best on the Billboard 200 in July 2018, marking the act’s third top 10.