Bebe Rexha scores a first on Billboard’s charts, becoming the only artist to have notched milestone 50-week No. 1s on both Hot Dance/Electronic Songs and Hot Country Songs.
The versatile artist and David Guetta’s “I’m Good (Blue)” logs a 50th week atop Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (dated Sept. 9). (Dating to the chart’s launch in 2013, it’s just the second song to post at least 50 weeks at No. 1, after Marshmello and Bastille’s “Happier” dominated for 69 weeks in 2018-20.)
Rexha first spent a record 50 weeks at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs with “Meant to Be” with Florida Georgia Line in 2017-18. Rexha also co-wrote both that song and “I’m Good.”
“Songwriting is my passion, no matter the style of music,” Rexha told Billboard earlier this year. “I’ve been blessed to have hit songs in different genres throughout my career. Finding this kind of success within both the dance/electronic and country charts is something I’m really proud of. To have my music resonate with so many people and top charts across multiple genres is amazing and means a lot to me, as I’ve never wanted to be put in a box.”
“I’m Good,” released on What a DJ/Warner Records, holds at No. 1 with 26.8 million radio airplay audience impressions, 5.3 million U.S. streams and 1,000 downloads sold in the Aug. 25-31 tracking week, according to Luminate. The collab has controlled Hot Dance/Electronic Songs every week since Oct. 1, 2022.
Among other longevity accolades for “I’m Good” on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, it tallies a 53rd week in the top five (encompassing its entire chart run), tying Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain on Me” and Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s “Lean On” featuring MØ, for the sixth most. “Happier” rang up a record 91 weeks in the top five.
Guetta and Rexha have both now spent a combined 61 total weeks at No. 1 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart in their careers, thanks to “I’m Good” and their previous team-up, “Hey Mama,” also with Nicki Minaj and Afrojack (11 weeks at No. 1 in 2015). Only The Chainsmokers (82 weeks), Marshmello (81) and Bastille (69) have spent more time on top.
“I’m Good” became a crossover smash upon its release. It spent one week at No. 1 on the all-format Radio Songs chart and topped Dance/Mix Show Airplay for 14 weeks and Pop Airplay and Adult Pop Airplay for two each. On the Billboard Hot 100, the single even outperformed the song it interpolates: It reached No. 4 in January, while Eiffel 65’s “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” peaked at No. 6 in 2000.
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