Khalid Tops Pop Songs Chart No. 1 With ‘Talk’


The track is Khalid’s third Pop Songs leader and first on his own.

Khalid's "Talk" rises to No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, dated June 29.

The track is Khalid's third Pop Songs No. 1 and first on his own, after he'd previously led with "Love Lies," with Normani, for two weeks last September and "Eastside," with Benny Blanco and Halsey, for a week this March.

The Pop Songs chart measures total weekly plays, as tabulated by Nielsen Music, among its reporting panel of 166 mainstream top 40 stations.

"Talk," released on Right Hand/RCA Records, has topped the airplay-, streaming- and sales-based Hot R&B Songs chart for eight weeks (through the survey dated June 22). On the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, which employs the same multi-metric methodology, the song has risen to No. 3, matching Logic's "1-800-273-8255," on which Khalid is featured, with Alessia Cara, for Khalid's best rank.

"Talk" is from Khalid's album Free Spirit, which debuted as his first Billboard 200 No. 1 in April. The set's "Better" hit No. 5 on Pop Songs in March.

All charts dated June 29 will update tomorrow, June 25, on