Mavis Staples Scores First Solo No. 1 Song as Hozier Collaboration 'Nina Cried Power' Tops Adult Alt Songs


Staples beforehand led Billboard charts as a part of The Staple Singers.

Hozier lands his second No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart, as "Nina Cried Power," that includes Mavis Staples, rises Three-1 on the Oct. 20-dated tally.

The Irish singer-songwriter returns to the highest of the chart for the primary time since 2014's "Take Me to Church," his first title to succeed in the rating, dominated for one week (Aug. 16, 2014). It turned Hozier's first No. 1 track on a Billboard chart and rose to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 that December.

Thus, Staples scores her first solo No. 1 track on a Billboard chart due to her featured credit score on "Nina." She first positioned a solo track on a survey ("I Have Learned to Do Without You") in 1970. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Blues Hall of Fame enshrinee has additionally celebrated a number of chart-toppers as a part of The Staple Singers.

Although "Power" is Staples' first No. 1 on Adult Alternative Songs, it's not her first look on the checklist, with every of her 4 charting titles logged as a featured artist. First was Natalie Merchant's "Build a Levee" (No. 17, April 13, 2002), adopted by Arcade Fire's "I Give You Power" (No. 18, March four, 2017) and Benjamin Booker's "Witness" (No. 29, May 20, 2017).

In a meta musical second, Staples is considered one of a number of musicians named within the "Nina" refrain, alongside Nina Simone (the track's namesake artist), Billie Holiday, Curtis Mayfield and different legends.

The track concurrently reaches a brand new peak on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay chart, lifting 29-28 with 2.Three million viewers impressions, based on Nielsen Music. It additionally ranks at No. 33 on Alternative Songs.

"Nina" is the lead single from Hozier's EP of the identical title, launched Sept. 7.