Steve Lacy’s ‘Bad Habit’ Is First Hit To Crown Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs And Hot Rock & Alternative Songs Charts

For the first time, a song peaks Billboard‘s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Hot R&B Songs, Hot rock and alternative songs, Hot rock songs and Hot alternative songs diagrams.

Steve Lacy‘s “Bad Habit” leads all five streaming, airplay and sales-based rankings dated Sept. 10.



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The track rules Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, Hot Rock Songs and Hot Alternative Songs for a second week each, while Sept. 10 surveys mark the single’s crown on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot R&B Songs.

In that Aug. 26-Sept. 1 tracking week, “Habit” earned 27.5 million radio plays (up 18%) and 20.3 million official US streams (down 2%) and sold 1,000 downloads (up 6%), according to Luminate.

No song previously presided over all five voices, at the same time or at all. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs began as an all-genre song list in 1958, while Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and Hot Rock Songs followed in 2009 and Hot R&B Songs in 2012. The most recent entrant, Hot Alternative Songs, was created in 2020. (The first four charts used the same multimetric method as the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 in October 2012, following the launch of the Hot R&B Songs chart; Hot Alternative Songs uses the same formula.)

At the same time, Lacy’s breakthrough hit reaches a new No. 2 Hot 100 high, rising from No. 3. It also ranks No. 1 on R&B streaming songs in a seventh week; Rock streaming songs and Alternative streaming songs for a sixth week each; and R&B/Hip-Hop streaming songs for a fourth frame. It tops the all-genre Streaming songs chart for a third week, and second in a row.

“Habit” also continues to blossom into a hit on multiple radio formats. It breaks into the top 10 of Pop Airplay (11-10) and rises 27-19 d Adult Alternative Airplay, 20-19 on Rhythmic Airplay and 33-28 on Adult Pop Airplay. Additionally, it bubbles under Alternative Airplay and Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay.

The rights of the twinsfrom which “Habit” is the lead single, ranks at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 with 23,000 equivalent album units earned. It has earned 196,000 units to date. It debuted at No. 7 best on the chart dated July 30.

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