The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber’s ‘Stay’ Is One of the Longest-Leading No. 1s Ever on the Pop Airplay Chart

2021-11-03T17:49:39+00:00November 3rd, 2021|News|

TheThe Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s “Stay” has proven aptly titled when it comes to Billboard’s Pop Airplay chart, as the song adds a 10th week at No. 1 on the list dated Nov. 6.

The single, released on Raymond Braun/Columbia/Def Jam, is just the 15th No. 1 to reign for double-digit weeks, among 400 total leaders, dating to the chart’s inception in October 1992.

Here’s a recap of the longest-leading No. 1s on the chart, which reflects airplay, as tabulated by MRC Data, on over 150 mainstream top 40-formatted radio stations.

Most Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Pop Airplay Chart:
14, “The Sign,” Ace of Base, first led Feb. 12, 1994
11, “Closer,” The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, Oct. 8, 2016
11, “Over and Over,” Nelly feat. Tim McGraw, Nov. 6, 2004
11, “Torn,” Natalie Imbruglia, April 25, 1998
11, “I Love You Always Forever,” Donna Lewis, Aug. 31, 1996
11, “One Sweet Day,” Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men, Dec. 9, 1995
10, “Stay,” The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, Sept. 4, 2021
10, “Circles,” Post Malone, Nov. 16, 2019
10, “Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke feat. T.I. + Pharrell, July 20, 2013
10, “We Belong Together,” Mariah Carey, July 2, 2005
10, “How You Remind Me,” Nickelback, Dec. 22, 2001
10, “Bye Bye Bye,” ‘N Sync, March 4, 2000
10, “My Heart Will Go On,” Celine Dion, Feb. 7, 1998
10, “Don’t Speak,” No Doubt, Dec. 14, 1996
10, “I Know,” Dionne Farris, April 1, 1995

“Stay” has topped the multi-metric, all-genre Billboard Hot 100 for seven total weeks. It has drawn 1.1 billion cumulative in airplay audience and 537.6 million U.S. streams and has sold 177,200 downloads from its release through Oct. 28.

As for the song’s further, well, staying power, “I don’t think it’s going to slow down anytime soon,” says Erik Bradley, music director at Audacy-owned KNOU Los Angeles and assistant program director/md at WBBM-FM Chicago, both of which report to the Pop Airplay chart. “I predicted a few months ago that it would probably be in power rotation through the holidays and into the new year. We’re still on track for that timeline.”

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