Niall Horan Is Second One Direction Member to Top Pop Songs …

September 26, 2017 - one direction

With “Slow Hands,” Horan follows Zayn to a summit. Only Destiny’s Child also boasts dual soloists with Pop Songs No. 1s.

Niall Horan becomes a second member of One Direction to tip Billboard‘s Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as “Slow Hands” rises 2-1 on a sum (dated Oct. 7). He follows former 1D 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 159 mainstream tip 40 stations.)

Horan strike No. 12 in his usually before revisit to Pop Songs, with “This Town” in January. Both that lane and “Hands” are from his entrance solo album, Flicker, due Oct. 20.

1D could shortly exaggerate a third Pop Songs-topping member: Below Horan, Liam Payne rises 3-2 — hitting a new rise — with “Strip That Down,” featuring Quavo. (The other dual members of a organisation have nonetheless to lead Pop Songs or (reach a tip 10): Harry Styles reached a No. 12 high with “Sign of a Times” in Apr and Louis Tomlinson appearance during No. 25 dual weeks ago with “Back to You,” featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals.)

Notably, One Direction has not strike No. 1 on Pop Songs; a entrance entry, “What Makes You Beautiful,” represents a peak, carrying climbed to No. 3 in 2012.

Only one other organisation facilities dual soloists any with Pop Songs No. 1s: Destiny’s Child, whose Beyonce has warranted 6 solo leaders, and Kelly Rowland, with one (as featured on Nelly’s “Dilemma” in 2002). As a group, Destiny’s Child collected dual Pop Songs No. 1s, both in 2000: “Jumpin’, Jumpin’ ” (for 4 weeks) and “Independent Women Part 1” (seven weeks, into 2001).

Horan’s “Hands” dethrones Charlie Puth’s “Attention” after 4 weeks atop Pop Songs. Still, “Attention” becomes Puth’s second No. 1 on a Adult Pop Songs airplay draft (where it rises 2-1 on a Oct. 7 chart), following “One Call Away,” that led for dual weeks in 2016.

On a all-genre airplay, streaming and sales-based Billboard Hot 100, “Hands” has strike a No. 11 rise to date. Check behind after currently for highlights of a new, Oct. 7-dated Hot 100’s tip 10. All charts will refurbish tomorrow (Sept. 26) on

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