Young star Billie Eilish finally won the first Top 1 Billboard position in her career, ending the 9-week wait for the runner-up position.
The victory of hit Bad Guy became even more glorious when he became the song that ended the 19-week domination of Old Town Road (Lil Nas X combined Billy Ray Cyrus), the longest recorded record in Billboard history.
Sweet fruit after more than 2 months of perseverance
Released through Interscope, Bad Guy is a song written by Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell and produced by himself. Nielsen Music statistics page revealed, in the week ending August 15, 10% more online listeners compared to the previous week were recorded, making it 39.1 million unique listeners in the US. Impressive achievement helped bring Bad Guy officially became the 1,087 song topped the Billboard Hot 100 in the 61-year history of this prestigious chart.
This is considered a “sweet fruit” worthy of Bad Guy after 9 weeks of consecutive non-stop No. 2, the most weeks for a runner-up before reaching the top of the list. The song surpassed Starboy’s uneasy record of The Weeknd, Justin Bieber’s Sorry and OutKast’s The Way You Move (combining Sleepy Brown). All three hits have had 8 weeks of “Second Place” before taking the lead in 2017, 2016 and 2004 respectively.
Not letting the people curious about the reaction when losing the throne, Lil Nas X quickly shared on personal page: “Congratulations to Billie Eilish. I am very worthy ”.
Bad Guy is also enjoying his second week at the top of Billboard’s Pop Music Chart (thanks in part to a remake of Justin Bieber), after leading the Chart Alternative song for two weeks. Thus, Bad Guy is the first Champion of the Socialist Alternative Music song to hold the Top 1 Hot 100 since the success of Lorde’s Royals. In October 2013, Royals began to dominate Hot 100 throughout 9 weeks, after leading “Alternative” 7 weeks.
Delegate pioneer of 10x generation
With 9 weeks ranked behind the Champion, the king of Bad Guy is really surprising because many people have identified this song will gradually cool down and forever can not promote the last important level.
Before that, there were many hits that had ever fallen into this tragedy, such as Missy Elliott’s Work It or Waiting For A Girl Like You by Foreigner. They both took second place on the Hot 100 for 10 weeks but never reached the final peak on the chart.
But now, the victory called Bad Guy and Billie Eilish, making her the star of the generation of singers 10x.