Steve Lacy’s “Bad Habit” climbs to No. 1, after four weeks at No. 2, on the Billboard Hot 100 song chart, as the genre-covering single becomes its first chart leader.
Meanwhile, two songs climbed the Hot 100 into the top 10: “Unholy” by Sam Smith and Kim Petras, at No. 3, and “Tomorrow 2” by GloRilla and Cardi B, at No. 9. Petras and GloRilla each appear in the Hot 100 top 10 for the first time, while Smith scores her seventh top 10 and Cardi B earns her 11th.
The Hot 100 mixes all genres of US streaming (official audio and video), radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated October 8, 2022) will be updated on Billboard.com tomorrow (October 4). For all charting news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on Twitter and Instagram.
“Bad Habit,” released on LM/RCA Records, is the 1,142nd number 1 in the Hot 100’s 64-year history. Here’s a closer look at its crowning glory.
Airplay, broadcasts and sales
“Bad Habit” achieved 40.3 million radio audience impressions (up 8%), 20.4 million streams (up 4%) and 2,000 downloads sold (up 4%) during the tracking week of September 23-29, according to Luminate.
The single, which Lacy solely produced and co-wrote, slips to No. 2 after five non-consecutive weeks atop the Streaming Songs chart; climbs to a new high at No. 7, from No. 8, on Radio Songs; and, despite its sales gain, dips to No. 38, from its best No. 37, on Digital Song Sales.
First Chief of Lacy
Lacy lands his first Hot 100 No. 1, with his first entry on the chart. The song is the third leader this year by acts on their first visit to the survey, following Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves” (five weeks at No. 1, from March) and “We Don’t Talk About Bruno ” by Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz and the Encanto Distribution (five weeks, from January). (In 2021, neither act led on their first appearances, though Olivia Rodrigo reigned with her properly promoted debut single, “Drivers License,” while Silk Sonic led with her debut release, “Leave the Door. Open”, after members Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak had each charted with solo songs.)
Lacy is the first solo man to top the Hot 100 with a first single (in a lead role) since Jawsh 685, whose “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)”, featuring Jason Derulo and BTS, topped the chart. list dated October 1st. February 17, 2020. Lacy is the first solo male to command the Hot 100 with a rookie entry and no backing act since Lewis Capaldi with “Someone You Loved”, which led for three weeks from November 2019.
Since “Bad Habit” debuted on the July 16 Hot 100, Lacy has charted two more tracks: “Static,” which climbs from 82 to 78 for a new best on the current chart, and “Dark Red,” in up 95. -79 in its second week.
“Bad Habit” and “Static” are taken from Lacy’s album Gemini Rightswhich debuted as her first top 10, peaking at No. 7, on the July 30 Billboard 200.
Lacy’s Hot 100 triumph follows the 24-year-old Compton, Calif. native’s appearances as a recording artist on other Billboard charts, first as a member of The Internet, then through collaborations as a soloist alongside artists such as Frank Ocean, Tyler, The Creator and Vampire Weekend.
Lacy’s current North American tour features a local show at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on November 11, followed by dates in Australia and Europe through December. He recently said Billboard of her biggest career hit so far, “I’m just grateful. It still doesn’t seem real yet.
RCA returns to No. 1
RCA Records reigns over the Hot 100 for the first time since Doja Cat’s “Say So,” featuring Nicki Minaj, topped the chart dated May 16, 2020.
Lacy is the first RCA artist to lead the Hot 100 in a first chart visit since Mark Ronson, whose “Uptown Funk!”, featuring Bruno Mars, topped for 14 weeks from January 2015.
100 to 1
While “Bad Habit” debuted at No. 100 on the Hot 100, the track concludes a rare 100-to-1 trip.
Here’s a recap of the 12 singles that topped the Hot 100 after starting at the bottom (with 2022 being the first year with two of those hikes completed).
Hot 100 #1 that debuted at #100:
“Bad Habit” Steve Lacy Reaches No. 1 on October 8, 2022 Chart
“Heat Waves”, Glass Animals, March 12, 2022
“See you soon”, Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, April 25, 2015
“Black and Yellow”, Wiz Khalifa, February 19, 2011
“KissKiss”, with Chris Brown. T-Pain, November 10, 2007
“I Can’t Help Falling In Love”, UB40, July 24, 1993
“The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia”, Vicki Lawrence, April 7, 1973
“When a Man Loves a Woman”, Percy Sledge, May 28, 1966
“Go Away Little Girl”, Steve Lawrence, January 12, 1963
“Michael”, The Highwaymen, September 4, 1961
“Teen Angel”, Mark Dinning, February 8, 1960
“Kansas City”, Wilbert Harrison, May 18, 1959
You got it, ‘Bad’
Lacy sends the 14th song to the top of the Hot 100 with the word “bad” in its title:
“Bad Habit” Steve Lacy Reaches No. 1 on October 8, 2022 Chart
“Bad Guy”, Billie Eilish, August 24, 2019
“Bad and Boujee”, exploit of Migos. Lil Uzi Vert, January 21, 2017
“Bad Blood”, with Taylor Swift. Kendrick Lamar, June 6, 2015
“Bad Day”, Daniel Powter, April 8, 2006
“U Got It Bad”, Usher, December 15, 2001
“Bad Medicine”, Bon Jovi, November 19, 1988
“Bad”, Michael Jackson, October 24, 1987
“You give love a bad name”, Bon Jovi, November 29, 1986
“Bad Girls”, Donna Summer, July 14, 1979
“Bad Blood”, Neil Sedaka, October 11, 1975
“Bad, Bad Leroy Brown,” Jim Croce, July 21, 1973
“One Bad Apple”, The Osmonds, February 13, 1971
“Big Bad John”, Jimmy Dean, November 6, 1961
It’s a good week not only for “Bad Habit”, but also for Bad Bunny, whose A Verano Sin Ti adds a 12th week to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
Record R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock & Alternative #1
“Bad Habit” simultaneously crowns the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, Hot Rock Songs and Hot Alternative Songs multi-meter charts for a sixth week each and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot R&B Songs charts for a fifth frame each. It became the first song to reign on all five charts (dating back to October 2012, when BillboardMajor genre-based song charts have adopted the Hot 100 methodology).
Harry Styles “As It Was” drops to No. 2 on the Hot 100, after 15 weeks at No. 1 – the fourth longest reign in chart history. The track topped Radio Songs for an eighth week (62.8 million viewership, down 1%) and attracted 14 million streams (up 3%) and sold 3,000 (down 11%) during the follow-up week.
Notably, “As It Was” extends its record for the most weeks in the top two positions on the Hot 100, having recorded 25 weeks, out of its 26 total weeks on the chart, in the top two, since its debut. April 16 at No. 1. 1 in the most recent survey dated October 8. The song also extends its mark for the most, 26, weeks counted in the Hot 100’s top three in the chart’s history – and is the first single to spend its first 26 weeks, or six months, on the chart while top Three.
Sam Smith and Kim Petras debut “Unholy” at No. 3 on the Hot 100. Released on September 22, the collaboration drew 23.2 million streams and 2.8 million stream viewership and sold 12,000 during of its first full week (ending September 29), as it explodes to No. 1 on streaming songs and digital song sales.
Smith and Petras began teasing the single in August, and it’s been used in over 450,000 clips on the platform to date. (His official video premiered Friday, September 30, with all resulting earnings contributing to charts dated October 15 next week.)
“Unholy” arrives as Smith’s seventh Hot 100 top 10, following their featured turn on Disclosure’s “Latch” (peak #7, 2014) and Smith’s “Stay With Me” (#2, 2014) , “I’m Not the Only One” (#5, 2014), “Lay Me Down” (#8, 2015), “Too Good at Goodbyes” (#4, 2017) and “Dancing With a Stranger (with Normani; 7, 2019).
Petras achieves his first Hot 100 entry, after reaching various Billboard charts as of 2012. (Notably, she made her biggest debut with an act’s first Hot 100 hit since Zayn’s “Pillowtalk,” her first single outside of One Direction, which premiered at No. 1 in February 2016. Before that, Baauer bowed to the top with his first entry, the then-viral “Harlem Shake,” in March 2013.)
“Unholy” begins as Smith’s second number 1 on digital song sales, after “Too Good at Goodbyes”, and first on streaming songs. Petras tops every count for the first time, with his first entry on every chart.
“I Like You (A Happier Song)” by Post Malone, featuring Doja Cat, dips to No. 4 from its No. 3 Hot 100 peak; Nicky Youre and dazy’s “Sunroof” drops to No. 5 from his best No. 4; and Nicki Minaj’s “Super Freaky Girl” trails back 5-6, after opening atop the chart on Aug. 27, as it leads the Hot Rap Songs multi-metric chart for a seventh week.
OneRepublic’s “I Ain’t Worried” sits at No. 7 on the Hot 100 chart and Morgan Wallen’s “You Proof” drops to No. 8 from its No. 6 high, while leading the Hot Country Songs multi-metric chart for a seventh week.
GloRilla and Cardi B’s ‘Tomorrow 2’ ranks No. 9 on the Hot 100. It starts at No. 2 in digital song sales (9,000) and No. 3 in streaming songs (19.7 million) , and drew 3.5 million people on the radio. , in the week ending September 29, following the September 23 arrival of his collaborative mix, following the song’s initial release as “Tomorrow” by GloRilla.
GloRilla (born Gloria Woods in Memphis, Tennessee) claims her first Hot 100 top 10, on her second trip up the chart, after “FNF (Let’s Go)”, featuring Hitkidd, peaked at No. 42 in September. (“FNF” also topped the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts in August.)
Cardi B adds her 11th Top 10 Hot 100 and first since her featured billing on Lizzo’s “Rumors,” which debuted and peaked at No. 4 in August 2021. Prior to that, she increased her number of n ° 1 to five with “WAP”. with Megan Thee Stallion (August 2020) and “Up” (March 2021).
Rounding out the Hot 100 top 10, Lizzo’s “About Damn Time” falls 9-10, after two weeks at No. 1 from late July.
Again, for all charting news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on Twitter and Instagram and all charts (dated October 8), including the entire Hot 100, will be refreshed on Billboard.com tomorrow (October 4) .Luminate, the independent data provider of the Billboard charts, performs a thorough review of all data submissions used to compile weekly chart rankings. Luminate examines and authenticates the data. In partnership with Billboarddata deemed suspicious or unverifiable is removed, using established criteria, before final chart calculations are made and published.