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Maddie & Tae’s “Girl in a Country Song” Also Hits #1 on Billboard Airplay

Maddie & Tae [NBC]

For the first time since 2006–and only the second time since the chart debuted in 1990–a female duo claims the #1 position on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart with a debut single.

Already the confirmed #1 on Mediabase’s country chart, Maddie & Tae’s breakthrough hit “Girl in a Country Song” storms to #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart this week.

The first number one by any female act since 2012, “Girl in a Country Song” is the first chart-topper by a debuting female duo since The Wreckers’ “Leave the Pieces” hit #1 in 2006.

Other notable movers on the chart this week:

— Luke Bryan’s “I See You” rises to #13 on the strength of the week’s greatest airplay gain.
— Katie Armiger’s “One Night Between Friends” reaches #60.

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.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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