Posner previously reached a high of No. 3 on Pop Songs with his debut hit “Cooler Than Me” in 2010. He followed with the No. 9-peaking “Please Don’t Go” later that year. Not that he had been absent from the chart’s top tier, or crowning spot, since: he co-wrote Justin Bieber‘s “Boyfriend,” which reached No. 9 on Pop Songs in 2012, and Maroon 5‘s “Sugar,” which reigned for two weeks beginning April 18, 2015.
“Pill” is from Posner’s EP The Truth, which has peaked at No. 32 on the Billboard 200, as well from his full-length At Night, Alone., released Friday (May 6). The song was first released nearly a year ago but has become a hit thanks, in large part, to its Seeb remix.
“It’s just about being honest,” Posner told Billboard last year of his songwriting. “I listen to a lot of stuff that’s out there, some of which I wrote, and I’m like, ‘Where’s the honesty?’ So, that’s what I want to get to in my music now.” (How honest is his writing? He actually did take a pill in Ibiza. Read the details here.)
Meanwhile, two tracks debut on Pop Songs this week, led by Justin Timberlake‘s Trolls soundtrack single “Can’t Stop the Feeling!,” at No. 24, following its release Friday. It also starts at a personal-best No. 19 on Adult Pop Songs. Plus, Selena Gomez‘s “Kill Em With Kindness” enters Pop Songs at No. 37. It’s her follow-up to the first three singles, and her first three Pop Songs No. 1s, from her album Revival: “Good for You” (featuring A$AP Rocky), “Same Old Love” and “Hands to Myself.”
All charts will update tomorrow (May 10) on Billboard.com.