Harry Styles’ ‘As It Was’ Tops Billboard Chart For Ninth Time As Lizzo Moves Up

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Harry Styles’ song “As It Was” continued its months-long reign of the Billboard Hot 100 chart Monday, as Lizzo’s single “About Damn Time” reached a new peak on the chart.

Key Facts

“As It Was” debuted at No. 1 on the Hot 100, which tracks the commercial success of songs, in the chart for the week ending April 16.

It also earned the No. 1 spots on the charts for the weeks ending April 30, May 7, June 4-June 25 and July 9 to July 16.

Lizzo’s “About Damn Time,” the single from her upcoming album Special, continued its slow crawl to the top, reaching a peak position of No. 2

Kate Bush’s 1985 hit “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)”—which is experiencing a resurgence after being featured in Stranger Things—returned to a chart high of No. 4.

Billboard Hot 100 Top 10

  1. “As It Was,” Harry Styles
  2. “About Damn Time,” Lizzo
  3. “First Class,” Jack Harlow
  4. “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God),” Kate Bush
  5. “Wait 4 U,” Future feat. Drake and Tems
  6. “Jimmy Cooks,” Drake
  7. “Me Porto Bonito,” Bad Bunny and Chencho Corleone
  8. “Heat Waves,” Glass Animals
  9. “Break My Soul,” Beyoncé
  10. “Big Energy,” Latto

What To Watch For

Lizzo’s album Special will be released Friday. Styles’ music video for the song “Late Night Talking” will be released Wednesday at 12 p.m. ET.

Tangent

Lizzo and Styles are friends, and performed at Coachella together earlier this year.

Key Background

“As It Was” was the lead single from Styles’ third solo album, Harry’s House. The song is his second No. 1 hit, following 2019’s “Watermelon Sugar.” Lizzo also earned her first No. 1 hit that year with “Truth Hurts.”

Further Reading

Beyoncé Joins Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney In Billboard Record With ‘Break My Soul’ (Forbes)

Harry Styles’ ‘As It Was’ Tops Billboard Hot 100, Spotify Charts—Again (Forbes)

Lizzo’s ‘About Damn Time’ Goes Viral On TikTok—But Still Hasn’t Cracked Billboard Top 10 (Forbes)

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