Fifth Harmony’s “Work From Home” Hits #1 On Billboard Pop Chart; Should Also Reach #1 on Mediabase

For the first time since The Pussycat Dolls’ 2006 hit “Buttons,” a single by a girl group holds the top spot on the Billboard Pop Songs chart.

Fifth Harmony’s “Work From Home (featuring Ty Dolla $ign)” reaches #1 on this week’s listing, rising from the #4 position it held last week. It seizes the throne from Lukas Graham’s “7 Years.”

Pop Songs is the second Billboard radio chart on which Fifth Harmony’s lead “7/27” single has reached #1. It previously reigned on Rhythmic Songs.

The ascent to #1 on Billboard likely precedes an ascent to #1 on this coming weekend’s Mediabase pop radio airplay chart (for the May 22-28 tracking week). (Outside of country radio, label promotions teams generally focus on Mediabase position. Headline Planet’s non-country airplay stories also generally rely on Mediabase figures)

“Work From Home” is #3 on the Mediabase chart for this past week. In addition to differences in the monitored stations, the discrepancy is attributable to the difference in tracking week. Mediabase relies on a Sunday-Saturday tracking week, while Billboard relies on a Monday-Sunday tracking period. Since “Work From Home” is rising while Mike Posner’s “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” (#1 on Mediabase) and Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” (#2 on Mediabase) are falling with each passing day, the 5/16-22 Billboard tracking period was friendlier to “Work From Home” than the 5/15-21 Mediabase chart 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.

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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