It’s been a good week for Leon Bridges.
As Bridges’ sophomore full-length Good Thing debuts at No. 1 on Americana/Folk Albums and R&B Albums and a career-best No. 3 on the Billboard 200 dated May 19 with 66,000 equivalent units according to Nielsen Music, lead single “Bad Bad News” rises 3-1 on Billboard‘s Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart.
Bridges banks his second No. 1 song on the tally, following “Smooth Sailin'” (two weeks, February 2016).
“Bad” also breaks into the top 40 of the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart, jumping 43-37 with 1.8 million impressions, up 16 percent. He’s a position away from matching his best rank on the list: “Sailin’ ” hit No. 36.
Additionally, Good Thing track “Beyond” debuts at No. 40 on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart, while bubbling under Adult Alternative Songs. Bridges is likewise a notch from his top Adult Pop Songs rank: his lone prior entry, “Coming Home,” reached No. 39 in 2015.
Good Thing‘s No. 3 debut on the Billboard 200 eclipses the No. 6 high of Coming Home, the Fort Worth, Texas, native’s 2015 debut album. It also surpasses Home‘s first-week unit tally of 42,000.