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The Lumineers Land Fifth Alternative Airplay No. 1 With ‘Brightside’

It's the act's fourth lead single from an album to reign.

The Lumineers top Billboard‘s Alternative Airplay chart with a lead single from an album for a fourth straight time, as “Brightside” rises to No. 1 on the Dec. 25-dated survey.

“Brightside” is the duo’s fifth total No. 1. The act first led with “Ho Hey” in 2012, followed by “Ophelia” (2016), “Cleopatra” (2017) and “Gloria” (2019). Of those, only “Cleopatra” was not released as a lead single.

“Brightside” previously crowned Adult Alternative Airplay for two weeks in November; it currently ranks at No. 3.


On the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay list, “Brightside” holds at its No. 2 high with 4.7 million audience impressions, up 5%, according to MRC Data.

On the multi-metric Hot Alternative Songs and Hot Rock & Alternative Songs charts, “Brightside” ranks at Nos. 21 and 24, respectively. In addition to its radio airplay, the song earned 536,000 on-demand U.S. streams in the tracking week.

“Brightside” is the first single from The Lumineers’ fourth studio album of the same name. It’s scheduled for release Jan. 14, 2022, and follows III, which debuted at No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums, Top Alternative Albums and Americana/Folk Albums charts in September 2019.