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Harry Styles’ ‘As It Was’ No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 for 11th Week – Billboard

Harry Styles‘ “As It Was” returns to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, rebounding from No. 2 for an 11th total week at No. 1. It claims the longest stay at the summit since Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” also ran up 11 weeks at No. 1 in January-March 2020. No song has led longer since Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, ruled for a record 19 weeks in April-August 2019.



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Meanwhile, “As It Was” logs its unprecedented fifth distinct run at No. 1 on the Hot 100, after it first reigned upon its debut in April. It has since yo-yoed among the top three spots and last led, until the latest list, in July.

The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated Sept. 3, 2022) will update on tomorrow (Aug. 30). For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

“As It Was,” released on Erskine/Columbia Records, tallied 71.3 million radio airplay audience impressions (down 1%), 15.2 million streams (up 2%) and 4,000 downloads sold (up 1%) in the Aug. 19-25 tracking week, according to Luminate.

The track holds at No. 2 after four weeks atop the Radio Songs chart, beginning in May; rises 7-6 on Streaming Songs, after two weeks on top starting in its debut week in April; and drops 15-22 on Digital Song Sales, following a week in the lead in May.

Meanwhile, “As It Was” makes history as the first song to claim five distinct stays at No. 1 on the Hot 100. Here’s a recap of the titles to top the tally dating to the song’s debut. (In every week that it wasn’t No. 1 in the weeks noted below, the track ranked at No. 2, except for on the Aug. 13 chart, when it placed at No. 3.)

April 16, “As It Was,” Harry Styles
April 23, “First Class,” Jack Harlow
April 30, “As It Was”
May 7, “As It Was”
May 14, “Wait for U,” Future feat. Drake & Tems
May 21, “First Class”
May 28, “First Class”
June 4, “As It Was”
June 11, “As It Was”
June 18, “As It Was”
June 25, “As It Was”
July 2, “Jimmy Cooks,” Drake feat. 21 Savage
July 9, “As It Was”
July 16, “As It Was”
July 23, “As It Was”
July 30, “About Damn Time,” Lizzo
Aug. 6, “About Damn Time”
Aug. 13, “Break My Soul,” Beyoncé
Aug. 20, “Break My Soul”
Aug. 27, “Super Freaky Girl,” Nicki Minaj
Sept. 3, “As It Was”

With “As It Was” having now made five distinct runs atop the Hot 100, beginning on, as noted above, the charts dated April 16, April 30, June 4, July 9 and now Sept. 3, it surpasses three songs that each logged four…

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