Liam Payne Becomes Record Third One Direction Member to Top Pop Songs Chart, Dethroning Niall Horan

October 2, 2017 - one direction

Payne’s “Strip That Down” follows Horan’s “Slow Hands” to No. 1, after Zayn led in 2016 with “Pillowtalk.” One Direction is a initial act with 3 soloists any with Pop Songs No. 1s.

One Direction becomes a initial organisation to spin off 3 soloists any with No. 1s on Billboard‘s Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as Liam Payne’s “Strip That Down,” featuring Quavo, rises 2-1 on a latest tally, antiquated Oct. 14. (Both Payne and Quavo make their initial outing to a tip of a chart.)

Payne directly replaces Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands,” that surfaced a draft antiquated Oct. 7. The dual 1D members follow former member Zayn, who led a list for dual weeks in May 2016 with “Pillowtalk.”

(The Pop Songs chart, that began in 1992, measures sum weekly plays, as tabulated by Nielsen Music, among a stating row of 164 mainstream tip 40 stations.)

Only one other organisation facilities even dual soloists any with Pop Songs No. 1s: Destiny’s Child, as Beyonce has warranted 6 solo leaders and Kelly Rowland has scored one. As a group, Destiny’s Child collected dual Pop Songs No. 1s: “Jumpin’, Jumpin’ ” and “Independent Women Part 1.”

Meanwhile, with Payne next Horan, it’s a initial time that dual members of a same organisation have reigned back-to-back on Pop Songs. (Honorable discuss to Maroon 5, whose “Moves Like Jagger,” featuring Christina Aguilera, led for 6 weeks in 2011 before being dethroned by “Stereo Hearts” by Gym Class Heroes featuring Maroon 5 lead thespian Adam Levine, for 3 weeks.)

Beyond Zayn, Horan and Payne, a other dual members of One Direction have nonetheless to lead Pop Songs: Harry Styles reached a No. 12 high with “Sign of a Times” in Apr and Louis Tomlinson appearance during No. 25 3 weeks ago with “Back to You,” featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals. One Direction has not strike No. 1 on Pop Songs, either; a entrance entry, “What Makes You Beautiful,” rose highest, to No. 3 in 2012.

On a all-genre airplay, streaming and sales-based Billboard Hot 100, Payne’s “Strip” has strike a No. 10 rise to date. Check behind after currently for highlights of a new, Oct. 14-dated Hot 100’s tip 10. All charts will refurbish tomorrow (Oct. 3) on

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