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Sheppard’s “Geronimo” Rises on Hot 100, Digital Songs, Key Airplay Charts

Hot on the heels of its US album release, Australian pop act Sheppard can celebrate an array of new chart peaks for breakthrough single “Geronimo.”

The most notable new peak comes on the Hot 100. Up sixteen places this week, “Geronimo” grabs the #58 position on Billboard’s all-encompassing chart.

That rise comes in conjunction with a substantial gain on the Digital Songs subchart. Benefiting from release week buzz and growing momentum, “Geronimo” lands at #30 on the listing. It was #48 on the previous week’s Digital Songs breakdown.

Sheppard’s international hit also makes moves on two key Billboard radio charts.

Spun 2,453 times at the hot adult contemporary/adult top 40 format during the most recent tracking week, “Geronimo” rises to #14 on Billboard’s Adult Pop Songs chart.

The ARIA Award-nominated tune might be the iHeartRadio “On the Verge” song at adult pop, but its success is not limited to that format. Thanks to 274 weekly alternative radio spins, “Geronimo” debuts at #35 on the Billboard Alternative Songs listing.

And insofar as its alternative radio spins are of the high-profile variety, it boasts a disproportionately large audience. Its weekly audience impression count of 1.262 million is the 29th-greatest among songs on Billboard’s alternative radio panel.

“Geronimo” is the lead US single from the band’s “Bombs Away,” which debuts at #41 on Top Album Sales and #31 on the Billboard 200.

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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