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Mondo Cozmo’s ‘Shine’ Crowns Adult Alternative Songs

Josh Ostrander's solo project hits No. 1 on a Billboard chart for the first time.

Mondo Cozmo collects his first No. 1 on a Billboard ranking, rising 2-1 on the Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart (dated Jan. 28) with “Shine.” The solo project of Eastern Conference Champions frontman Josh Ostrander hits the top spot with a 14 percent leap in airplay at the format in the week ending Jan. 15, according to Nielsen Music.

Mondo Cozmo has yet to release a full-length or even an EP of material, with only three songs, including “Shine,” currently available for sale and streaming.


Concurrently, “Shine” reaches a new peak of No. 31 on Alternative Songs and jumps 33-31 on Rock Airplay with 2 million in rock radio audience (up 10 percent).

Meanwhile, with its Adult Alternative Songs coronation, “Shine” halts the reign of Kings of Leon‘s “Waste a Moment” (No. 2) after 14 weeks. That’s the longest command since Adele‘s “Rolling in the Deep” (also 14 weeks) six years ago and is tied for the third-longest No. 1 run in the Adult Alternative Songs chart’s 21-year history; only U2‘s “Beautiful Day” (16 weeks) and Coldplay‘s “Clocks” (15) have logged more time on top:

Most Weeks at No. 1 on Adult Alternative Songs
16, “Beautiful Day,” U2, reached No. 1 in 2000
15, “Clocks,” Coldplay, 2003
14, “Waste a Moment,” Kings of Leon, 2016
14, “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele, 2011
14, “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me),” Train, 2001
14, “Bent,” Matchbox Twenty, 2000
14, “3AM,” Matchbox Twenty, 1997
14, “One Headlight,” The Wallflowers, 1996

“Moment” is from Kings of Leon’s album Walls, which became their first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in November and has sold 130,000 to date. The band performed the set’s “Reverend” Jan. 18 on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.