Marshmello & Bastille's 'Happier' Makes History Atop Alternative Songs Chart


The tune is the primary collaboration by two lead acts to hit No. 1 within the chart's 30-year historical past.

One of different radio's most constant acts and a famend DJ/producer share a No. 1 tune on Billboard's Alternative Songs airplay chart, as Marshmello and Bastille's "Happier" jumps Three-1 (on the checklist dated Nov. 10).

The tune is the primary No. 1 by two co-billed lead acts within the Alternative Songs chart's 30-year historical past. The prior greatest? "Pretty Pink Rose," by Adrian Belew and David Bowie, which reached No. 2 in 1990.

"Happier" turns into Bastille's second Alternative Songs No. 1, after the British band's debut hit "Pompeii" in 2013. Earlier in its run, "Happier" grew to become Bastille's eighth straight prime 10 on Alternative Songs in as many appearances, relationship to "Pompeii," tying the band with Green Day and Incubus for the survey's longest career-opening prime 10 streak.

Meanwhile, helmet-wearing DJ Marshmello crowns the chart in his first go to, following success at different radio codecs, together with dance, pop and grownup pop.

Marshmello is the primary DJ/producer to prime Alternative Songs since Big Data with "Dangerous," that includes Joywave, in 2014. He's additionally the fifth act in a lead position this yr to rule the rating with a primary entry, following Two Feet, lovelytheband, AJR and Alice Merton.

"Happier" concurrently leads the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart for a fourth week and pushes 6-Four on Pop Songs and 10-9 on Adult Pop Songs. On the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart, it bullets at No. 2 with a brand new excessive of 11.Four million viewers impressions (up 6 %), in response to Nielsen Music.

The observe additionally ascends Four-Three on the all-genre, streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Billboard Hot 100, with 83.Three million all-format airplay impressions, 22.Three million U.S. streams and 23,000 downloads offered; it's trying like a stable contender for No. 1. The tune has already turn into Marshmello's first prime 10 on the checklist, usurping the No. 11-peaking "Friends," with Anne-Marie, in June. It's likewise Bastille's highest-charting hit, besting the No. 5 peak of "Pompeii" in 2014.