Notably, Morris is the first core country act to lead the list since its 2003 inception. Morris has earned three Country Airplay top 10s, including her first No. 1 as a lead artist, “I Could Use a Love Song,” on the Jan. 20-dated chart.
Additionally, reaching No. 1 in only four weeks, “Middle” is the fastest-rising chart-topper since The Chainsmokers‘ “Closer” (featuring Halsey), which also flew to the summit in its fourth frame (Sept. 10, 2016).
“Middle” tops the multi-metric Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart for a fourth week, pulling in 47 million in all-format radio audience (up 19 percent) in the tracking week; 17.4 million U.S. streams (up 12 percent); 35,000 downloads sold (up 7 percent), and, according to Nielsen Music.
As on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Morris is the first country act to top Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (which began in January 2013).
Further on a busy Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, four tracks enter the top 10. G-Eazy and Halsey heave 11-4 with “Him & I,” marking the rapper’s second top 10 and the singer’s fourth. Another rapper, NF, surges with “Let You Down” (12-5), his first chart appearance.
Next, Avicii, featuring Rita Ora, ascends 14-9 with “Lonely Together,” the superstar DJ’s 10th top 10 and the singer’s second. Finally, Zack Martino marches 13-10 with “Hold On to Me,” the New York DJ’s first showing on the ranking.