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Steve Lacy’s ‘Bad Habit’ Rises to Top of R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock & Alternative Streaming Songs Charts

It's his first No. 1 on all three.

Steve Lacy’s “Bad Habit” ascends to No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock Streaming Songs, Alternative Streaming Songs and R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs charts dated Aug. 6.

In the July 22-28 tracking period, “Habit” earned 18.5 million official U.S. streams, a 7% gain, according to Luminate.

“Habit” reigns in its fourth week on Rock Streaming Songs and Alternative Streaming Songs, and its third on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs. It debuted at No. 10 on the Rock Streaming Songs list dated July 16 and rose to No. 4 the following week, followed by No. 2 before its coronation. Its trajectory on Alternative Streaming Songs went from Nos. 5 to 3 to 2 before hitting No. 1. On R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs, meanwhile, the song debuted at No. 6 and then rose to No. 2 ahead of its lift to No. 1.


It’s Lacy’s first No. 1 on all three rankings. He first appeared on Rock Streaming Songs and Alternative Streaming Songs with “Dark Red,” which peaked at Nos. 4 and 7, respectively, in 2021.

Speaking of “Red,” it concurrently lifts 21-18 on Rock Streaming Songs and 16-13 on Alternative Streaming Songs with 4.4 million streams, up 3%.

“Habit” is the first song to rule all three lists. Rock Streaming Songs and R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs began in 2013, while Alternative Streaming Songs was introduced in 2020.

“Habit” jumps 4-2 on the all-format Streaming Songs ranking, a new peak. The song also reigns on R&B Streaming Songs for a second straight week.

“Habit” nearly becomes Lacy’s first top 10 on the multi-metric Billboard Hot 100, shooting 14-11. In addition to its streaming numbers, the song accumulated 2.8 million radio audience impressions (up 617%) and 600 downloads (up 21%). It makes its first radio chart appearance by starting at No. 32 on Pop Airplay.

“Habit” is the lead single from Gemini Rights, Lacy’s second studio album. After debuting at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 dated July 30 (34,000 equivalent album units), it falls to No. 13 in its second week (25,000 units).