Steve Lacy, Sam Smith & Kim Petras Make Some Big ‘Bad’ Moves in the Billboard Hot 100 Top 10
Harry Styles’ “As It Was” has spent an impressive 15 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (so far), and this week, it steps aside for a brand-new champ: Steve Lacy‘s “Bad Habit.” And that’s not the only major action in the Hot 100 top five this week. Sam Smith and Kim Petras‘ “Unholy” debuts at No. 3 (and atop the Global 200), marking Smith’s highest debut and Petras’ first appearance on the chart ever.
On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast, Katie & Keith are breaking down the massive moves on the chart and why these songs are especially notable. Oh, and we’re taking a page from Gary Trust’s story and talking about every song with “Bad” in the title to ever top the Hot 100.
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In addition to “Bad Habit” and “Unholy,” we also have chart news about Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti making it an even dozen weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, while 5 Seconds of Summer debuts at No. 2 with 5SOS5 and Alice in Chains’ 30-year-old Dirt album re-enters the chart at No. 9 after a remastered reissue (and big vinyl sales).
The Billboard Pop Shop Podcast is your one-stop shop for all things pop on Billboard’s weekly charts. You can always count on a lively discussion about the latest pop news, fun chart stats and stories, new music, and guest interviews with music stars and folks from the world of pop. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard’s executive digital director, West Coast, Katie Atkinson and Billboard’s senior director of charts Keith Caulfield every week on the podcast, which can be streamed on Billboard.com or downloaded in Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast provider. (Click here to listen to the previous edition of the show on Billboard.com.)