Portugal. The Man Lands First Adult Alternative Songs No. 1 With ‘Feel It Still’
The song's six-week sprint marks the quickest coronation of 2017.
Portugal. The Man earns its first No. 1 on a Billboard airplay chart, as “Feel It Still” rises 2-1 on the Adult Alternative Songs airplay ranking (dated May 6).
Rising to No. 1 in its sixth week, “Feel” completes the quickest progression to the chart’s peak since Kings of Leon’s “Waste a Moment” needed only four frames to top the tally dated Oct. 22, 2016. “Feel” marks the fastest flight to No. 1 for an act’s first Adult Alternative Songs No. 1 since Mumford & Sons‘ “I Will Wait,” which reached No. 1 in its third week (Sept. 8, 2012).
Additionally, Portugal. The Man earns its first top 10 on both the Alternative Songs and Rock Airplay charts, as “Feel” pushes 12-10 and 14-8, respectively, with 5.6 million audience impressions (up 21 percent) on the latter list, according to Nielsen Music.
Previously, the group had charted as high as No. 25 on Adult Alternative Songs with “People Say” in 2011. On Alternative Songs, it had risen to a No. 15 best with “Purple Yellow Red and Blue” in 2013.
The band, which hails from Wasilla, Alaska (29 miles northeast of Anchorage; Sarah Palin served as mayor from 1996 to 2002), released its first album, Waiter: “You Vultures!,” in 2006. The act’s eighth studio album, Woodstock, is due June 16. Its predecessor, 2013’s Evil Friends, debuted and peaked at No. 9 on the Alternative Albums chart with 12,000 in first-week sales.