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Maren Morris Is First Country Act to Top Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart, Thanks to ‘The Middle’

Plus, new top 10s for G-Eazy & Halsey, NF, Avicii & Zack Martino.

Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey crown Billboard‘s Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated March 3) with “The Middle” (3-1). Zedd scores his fifth No. 1, while Morris and Grey each lead for the first time.

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.