“Bad Guy” Becomes Billie Eilish’s First #1 On Billboard Hot 100

“Bad Guy” is the #1 song in America.

Billie Eilish in bad guy Video | Darkroom/Interscope

Two of the year’s biggest music stories have been the record-breaking run of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus)” and Billie Eilish’s ascent to superstardom.

This week, the latter story reaches a new height at the expense of the former. Billie Eilish’s “bad guy” dethrones “Old Town Road” to claim #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

“bad guy,” which has spent much of the summer in the #2 position, becomes Eilish’s first Hot 100 chart-topper. A strong sales, streaming and radio performer for the past several months, “bad guy” also benefited from a recent promotional push that included cassette sales and a new vertical video.

After ruling for a record 19 weeks, “Old Town Road” actually falls to #3 on this week’s chart. Up one place from last week, Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello’s “Señorita” occupies the #2 position.

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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