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Steve Lacy’s ‘Bad Habit’ Rules Hot Rock & Alternative Songs Chart

The multi-format hit also rises to No. 2 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and No. 3 on the Hot 100.

Steve Lacy‘s “Bad Habit” rises to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, Hot Rock Songs and Hot Alternative Songs charts dated Sept. 3.

Lacy lands his first leader on any of Billboard‘s streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Billboard surveys.

In the Aug. 19-25 tracking week, “Habit” earned 23.1 million radio audience impressions (up 16%) and 20.8 million official streams and sold 1,000 downloads in the U.S., according to Luminate.

Concurrently, “Habit” ascends to No. 2 on both the multi-metric Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot R&B Songs charts. On the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, where the track is Lacy’s first entry, it pushes 6-3.

“I’m just grateful,” Lacy recently told Billboard of the song’s success. “It still doesn’t feel real yet.”


“Habit” also returns to No. 1 on the all-genre Streaming Songs chart for a second week on top. It rules R&B Streaming Songs for a sixth week, Rock Streaming Songs and Alternative Streaming Songs for a fifth week each, and R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs for a third frame.

“Habit” continues to flex its strength at radio, rising 13-11 on Pop Airplay, holding at its No. 20 high on Rhythmic Airplay and climbing 35-27 on Adult Alternative Airplay and 35-33 on Adult Pop Airplay. Additionally, it is bubbling under Alternative Airplay.

Four other tracks by Lacy appear on the latest Hot Rock & Alternative Songs list, paced by “Static,” which rises 15-14 (4.3 million streams).

“Habit” is from Gemini Rights, Lacy’s album that ranks at No. 14 on the Billboard 200 with 24,000 equivalent album units earned Aug. 19-25. It debuted at its No. 7 best on the July 30-dated chart and has earned 173,000 units to date.