Friday, September 29

‘Dance the Night’ by Dua Lipa reaches No. 1 on the Pop Airplay and Adult Pop Airplay Charts.

“Dance the Night” by Dua Lipa ascends to the top of Billboard’s Pop Airplay and Adult Pop Airplay charts, dated September 16.

It is also the second single from the soundtrack to Barbie: The Album to top a radio airplay chart.

Following “Levitating,” which topped the chart for three weeks beginning in June 2021, “Break My Heart” (one week, August 2020), “Don’t Start Now” (three weeks beginning in February 2020), and “New Rules” (four weeks, February 2018), this is Lipa’s fifth No. 1 on Pop Airplay.

On Adult Pop Airplay, Lipa leads with her fourth title, following “Cold Heart (Pnau Remix),” with Elton John (one week, March 2022); “Levitating” (seven weeks, beginning in June 2021); and “Don’t Start Now” (three weeks, commencing in April 2020).

The Pop Airplay chart reflects the weekly airplay of songs on approximately 150 mainstream top 40 radio stations in the United States, as compiled by Mediabase and provided to Billboard by Luminate. Adult Pop Airplay highlights approximately 80 adult top 40 radio stations.

“Dance the Night” is the second Barbie song to reach No. 1 on a radio chart, while Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice’s “Barbie Word” with Aqua continues to lead Rhythmic Airplay for a fourth week.

In addition, “What Was I Made For?” by Billie Eilish reaches No. 20 on Alternative Airplay and No. 24 on Pop Airplay, and “Speed Drive” by Charli XCX reaches No. 31 on Pop Airplay.

Kevin Weaver, president of Atlantic Records West Coast and Barbie soundtrack co-producer, recently told Billboard: “The fact that [Barbie director and co-writer] Greta [Gerwig] saw this film almost as a musical and was so involved with the soundtrack was an absolutely crucial factor in how and why the music has worked so well.” Atlantic and Warner Records are collaborating to promote “Dance the Night” on the airwaves.

According to Luminate, since its release (through August 31), “Dance the Night” has garnered 667 million all-format radio listeners, 127 million official on-demand streams, and 56,000 downloads in the United States.

Barbie leads all 2023 film releases with a domestic gross of over $600 million and a worldwide gross of over $1.38 billion, among other accomplishments.

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