Billboard Hot 100: Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’ Dethrones Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ To Hit #1

Published: Monday 19th Aug 2019 by Sam

After a record-breaking 19 weeks, it’s the end of the road for Lil Nas X‘s reign atop of the Billboard Hot 100.

Fellow newcomer Billie Eilish has unseated ‘Old Town Road’ from its lengthy spell at #1 with her smash hit ‘Bad Guy.’

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Having spent 9-weeks in the runner up spot, this week sees Eilish climb from #2 to #1 – her first time in pole position on the coveted count.

So how did she do it?

During this tracking week, ‘Guy’ racked up 39.1 million US streams, digital downloads of 20,000, and commanded a colossal 93 million audience impressions at radio.

Its success make-up is interesting in that it differs greatly from ‘Old Town Road,’ which wasn’t as much of a radio or sales winner (comparatively) but was more so fuelled by mind-blowing streams.

In any case, Eilish has done what so many this year have tried to – she’s snatched pole position.

‘Bad Guy’ is lifted from the 17-year-old’s debut album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ which topped the Billboard 200 upon its release in 

Time will tell how long it manages to reign, especially with Camila Cabello and Sean Mendes’ ‘Señorita’ hot on its heels – having risen #3-#2 this week.

In the here and now, though, congrats.

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  1. Tyty August 19, 2019

    So you’re telling me the top 10 of billboard hasn’t really changed for a good 2 months??? How is that even possible?

    • Marshawn August 19, 2019

      That’s the way it use to be. Im kinda glad.

      • Tyty August 19, 2019

        Yeah when songs were good this rubbish on the other hand…

  2. Casual August 19, 2019

    Wow, just wow . . . OTR held the pole position for nearly 5 months. I can’t even begin to process how long this record might hold.

    • MCalling you h*** out August 19, 2019

      Idk rih prolly about to drop something

  3. Dc August 19, 2019


  4. Shayla Queen August 19, 2019

    Congrats Billie!

  5. The Truth August 19, 2019

    This song is a complete BOP! But this b**** is weird. I just don’t get her persona…but her music, I am HERE for it.

  6. The Truth August 19, 2019

    Camilla better not get another #1. Can’t stand that h**. Can we get a post to REMIND people that Camilla called Normani the N word?


    • Clarkson August 19, 2019

      Best believe that song gon reach number 1.

      She’s latino, I thought Latinos could use the n word. Cardi uses the N word all the time and yall dont say nothing

      • JustSaying August 19, 2019

        Ummm Camilla is white Latina while Cardi is Afro Latina. Close your legs and open a book.

    • Jasmine August 19, 2019


      • The truth August 19, 2019

        You sound dumb as a b****.

      • Jasmine August 19, 2019

        I was agreeing with you. How am I dumb for agreeing with you?

    • #TheTruth August 19, 2019

      She’s white Latina, how would you know that, because you’ve been digging her hole ancestry ?
      I know lots of latinos and some are pale as hell when they have siblings or elders in the family that are darker.
      Mariah is pale, but it’s well known her dad is black. Would you call her out for using that word ?

      • #TheTruth August 19, 2019

        Whole* ancestry ???

      • NotoriousTruthTeller August 20, 2019

        The word shouldn’t be used at all.

  7. Clarkson August 19, 2019

    Why do I have a feeling Billie ellish team and record label paid billboard for this number 1

    people are still streaming and downloading Old town road and the remixes of old town road.
    I’ve never seen anybody singing this bad guy song.

  8. 2bad2bme August 19, 2019

    So we selling these weird devilish looking videos to children these days?

    • J August 19, 2019

      It’s the trend again lol

  9. Bey Best August 19, 2019

    Billie is very overrated. I’m looking for Normani’s debut at #1. BOOM!

    • Fancy BISH August 21, 2019

      Chile, Billie does NOTHING for me lol #WhisperTones

  10. Key To The Kingdom August 19, 2019

    It’s crazy this song has been getting played everywhere since March/April jeez

  11. DIABETES UNBOTHERED August 19, 2019

    I thought there was a post on old town road going DIAMOND? How wasn’t it a bigger sales winner? I’mma laugh hard if it rebounds making for Week 20 at #1. Bad guy is atleast deserving of stopping old town road. Glad it wasn’t Normani or should I say BOREmani, no vocals all dance and looks nothing new. Tinashe 2.0

  12. eric August 19, 2019

    Nooooo, what is going on? Help us Janet, Toni, Brian McKnight, Ne-Yo, Tamia, PLEASE!

    • Clocked In August 19, 2019

      All of them have released music…the top 100 doesn’t wanna care

  13. Paulo August 19, 2019

    Ew. I wish a better song would dethrone Lil Nas Hottie… hopefully Lizzo!

  14. Yeh sure August 20, 2019

    Great song at number 1

  15. Ronna Simmons August 20, 2019

    This is one of the songs of hers i don’t like. Congrats to her.

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