Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap” Crosses the 1 Million Sales Mark

Charli XCX by Bella Howard

Wednesday afternoon, Charli XCX learned that her “Boom Clap” is no longer in the top ten of Billboard’s Hot 100. While it could very well return to the illustrious upper ten percent in the coming weeks, it will have to spend this one in the tweens.

The song also spends a second consecutive week outside of the Top 10 on Billboard’s Digital Songs chart.

But in a classic case of the good outweighing the bad, Charli XCX’s song received several glowing updates.

Locked on a trajectory to reach #1, “Boom Clap” ascended to #3 on Mediabase’s rolling pop radio airplay chart. Still #17 on the rolling hot adult contemporary chart, the multi-format meanwhile reached a new peak of #29 on the rhythmic radio chart.

News also emerged that as of Sunday, digital sales for “Boom Clap” officially exceed one million.

Charli XCX had previously entered the million sales club as part of Icona Pop’s “I Love It” and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” but she had never done so with a solo release.

Featured on the soundtrack to “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Boom Clap” also appears on Charli XCX’s forthcoming sophomore album “Sucker.” “Break the Rules,” another track from the LP, was released earlier this week.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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