PinkPantheress & Ice Spice Bring ‘Boy’ to No. 1 on Rhythmic Airplay Chart
The pair's viral-turned-radio hit gives both artists a first champ, as Ice Spice charts three tracks in the top 20.
PinkPantheress and Ice Spice each score a first No. 1 on a Billboard radio airplay chart as their collaboration, “Boy’s a Liar, Pt. 2,” tops the Rhythmic Airplay list. The viral-turned-radio hit advances from the runner-up slot to lead the chart dated May 20, despite being slightly down (less than 1%, though), in plays. Still, the track leads the airplay list as the most-played song on U.S. monitored rhythmic radio stations in the week ending May 11, according to Luminate.
“Boy’s a Liar, Pt. 2” replaces another collaboration, Rema and Selena Gomez’s “Calm Down” at the summit. The latter recedes 1-2 after two weeks on top, as it declined 6% in weekly plays.
PinkPantheress claims her first Rhythmic Airplay leader through her first appearance. For Ice Spice, it’s her second visit that does the trick. Her breakthrough single, “Munch (Feelin’ U),” peaked at No. 27 last November. Beyond the new champ, the rapper has two more tracks on the current Rhythmic Airplay list: “In Ha Mood,” which slips one rung from its No. 8 best after a 7% loss in weekly plays, and “Princess Diana,” her collaboration with Nicki Minaj, up 29-20 as the week’s Greatest Gainer thanks to a 58% swell in plays.
“Boy’s a Liar, Pt. 2” was first released as a solo single by PinkPantheress, “Boy’s a Liar,” in November 2022. The 22-year old Brit co-wrote the song with Mura Masa, who himself has a Rhythmic Airplay chart credit as an artist: “Lovesick,” featuring A$AP Rocky, reached No. 40 in 2017. In February, Ice Spice joined the track for a remix, denoted as the “Pt. 2” titular addition. The collaboration sparked a streaming surge, prompting the song’s No. 4 debut on the Streaming Songs chart before it reached the top slot two weeks later. (Both versions of the song are combined for tracking/charting purposes, under the title “Boy’s a Liar, Pt. 2.”)
Elsewhere, “Boy’s a Liar, Pt. 2” holds at its No. 7 peak thus far on Pop Airplay, though it improved 1% in weekly plays. The song also debuts at the anchor slot, No. 40, on Adult Pop Airplay following a 5% rise in plays.