According to Billboard, Billie Eilish has claimed the record for the most No. 1s among soloists in the history of Billboard’s Alternative Airplay chart with Therefore I Am, which rises to the top of the ranking dated February 6.
Therefore I Am is Eilish’s fourth No. 1 on the tally, all logged since May 2019, when Bury a Friend ruled for two weeks. Fellow two-week leader Bad Guy followed that summer and Everything I Wanted reigned for five frames beginning in February 2020.
Eilish’s four No. 1s are the most for a solo act in the Alternative Airplay chart’s 32-year archives, breaking her out of a tie with Beck (three leaders between 1994-2017) and Alanis Morissette (three, 1995-96).
Additionally, Eilish, 19, rewrites the record for most Alternative Airplay No. 1s by a woman or a band with female vocals, passing the three each for Morissette, The B-52s, and The Head and the Heart.
Concurrently, Therefore I Am ascends 4-2 on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart with 4.9 million audience impressions, up one percent, according to MRC Data. Elsewhere at rock, the track rises 34-33 on Adult Alternative Airplay. It also lifts 9-8 on Pop Airplay and bullets at No. 16 (after reaching No. 15) on Adult Pop Airplay.
The song is currently a standalone single from Eilish, who last released a multi-song project when LP When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? arrived in March 2019. A three-week No. 1 on the Billboard 200 that hasn’t yet fallen out of the chart’s top 40 over its entire run, the set has earned 4.6 million equivalent album units to date.
Eilish has been nominated for four Grammy awards this year, including Record of the Year for Everything I Wanted. If she wins the Record of the Year award this year, she would be become the third artiste in history to achieve back-to-back victories in the category.
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