Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” Reaches Number 1, Dethrones “Old Town Road”
After spending an agonizing nine weeks (!) at number two behind Lil Nas X’s history-making “Old Town Road,” Billie Eilish has finally claimed the top spot with “Bad Guy.” Not only that, but the 17-year-old also scratches her name in the record books. She is the first artist born in the ’00s to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and ranks as the youngest chart-topper since Lorde. (The Kiwi was only 16 when “Royals” went number one in 2013). But wait, there’s more!
Billie also topped Billboard’s Alternative Songs airplay chart (she joins Alanis Morissette and Sinead O’Connor as one of only three women to achieve that feat multiple times) and spends a second week at number one on Billboard’s Pop Songs airplay chart. Scarily, the breakout star has barely scratched the surface of WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?. The multi-platinum album is jam-packed with potential hits that could be every bit as big as “Bad Guy.”