TikTok Spurs Steve Lacy’s ‘Bad Habit’ Toward No. 1 Spot On Billboard Charts—But Can He Top Harry Styles?


Steve Lacy’s song “Bad Habit” spent a third week at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, as Harry Styles’ single “As It Was” and Bad Bunny’s album Un Verano Sin Ti add more record-breaking weeks at No. 1 to their names.

Key Facts

The popularity of “Bad Habit” has surged thanks to TikTok, where over 470,000 videos have been made to the song, the same platform where “As It Was” also went viral.

“Bad Habit” was the most popular song on Spotify for the week ending September 15—the 10th week in a row its earned that title—garnering over 10 million streams.

“As It Was” topped the singles chart for a record-breaking 14th week in a row, tying for the most weeks at No. 1 for a solo artist, and the third-most weeks at No. 1 in history overall.

Un Verano Sin Ti was the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart for an 11th week, continuing its lead as the biggest album this year.

Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 Singles

  1. “As It Was,” Harry Styles
  2. “Bad Habit,” Steve Lacy
  3. “Super Freaky Girl,” Nicki Minaj
  4. “Sunroof,” Nicky Youre and dazy
  5. “I Like You (A Happier Song),” Post Malone feat. Doja Cat
  6. “You Proof,” Morgan Wallen
  7. “About Damn Time,” Lizzo
  8. “I Ain’t Worried,” OneRepublic
  9. “Late Night Talking,” Harry Styles
  10. “Wait For You,” Future feat. Drake and Tems

Billboard 200 Top Five Albums

  1. Un Verano Sin Ti, Bad Bunny
  2. Demons Protected By Angels, NAV
  3. Patient Number 9, Ozzy Osbourne
  4. Dangerous: The Double Album, Morgan Wallen
  5. Different Man, Kane Brown

Key Background

Lacy, 24, released his second album Gemini Rights in June. The song is his biggest hit to date. Specializing in R&B, Lacy has also served as a producer for acts like Vampire Weekend, J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar. When he was in high school, he was part of the Grammy-winning band the Internet.

Further Reading

‘Geminis Create Change’ Steve Lacy used to be afraid of rock stardom. His new album helped change his mind. (Vulture)

Bad Bunny’s ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’ Passes ‘Encanto’ Soundtrack As Biggest Album Of The Year (Forbes)

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