Dua Lipa’s ‘Levitating’ Passes Adele To Become Second Longest-Running Female-Led Hot 100 Hit Ever

Published: Saturday 19th Feb 2022 by Rashad

Over a year-and-a-half after the masses first became acquainted with Dua Lipa‘s ‘Levitating,’ the song has levitated to Billboard history books in ways many couldn’t have imagined.

Found at #17 on the refreshed Hot 100 in its 66th week (as we reported here), the ‘Future Nostalgia’ hit continues to be a chart force thanks to domination at radio.

Here are the numbers that powered its top 20 tenancy this week.

  • Streaming   8.4 million U.S.-based streams
  • Digital Downloads 1,800 sold
  • Radio Airplay  37.9 million audience impressions

Already penciled in record books as the longest-running top 10 female-led hit (40 weeks), ‘Levitating’ is set to extend its historic reign by becoming the longest-running female-led song to ever impact any region of the Hot 100.

With its 66th print on the hit list, Lipa has broken a three-way tie with Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’ and Jewel‘s ‘Foolish Games/You Were Meant for Me’ – the latter two boast 65 weeks on the chart respectively.

Now solidly in second place among longest-running female-led hits, the only song that separates Dua from the all-time title is Leann Rimes‘ gargantuan 1997 hit, ‘How Do I Live,’ which spent a whopping 69 weeks on the tally.

Click here to see who joined the GRAMMY winner in the chart’s upper ranking via That Grape Juice‘s weekly recap, TGJ Chart Check.

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  1. marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) February 19, 2022

    It’s a shame the song didn’t hit the top spot. 💅🏾 It totally deserved #1, so does Don’t start now.

    • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 February 19, 2022

      This! ✅💯

  2. True Tea February 19, 2022

    What happened to Hurricane Adele?? Look like this Hurricane has downgraded.

  3. Pat February 19, 2022

    Such a great pop song. It doesn’t get old

  4. Dua Lipa Fan February 19, 2022

    She really should have submitted the song to the Grammys. I know she’ll bring with her next album. She has the potential to dominate.

  5. FAX February 19, 2022

    Rosa Parks X OutKast

  6. The fat flop is over like I said February 19, 2022

    She could never sing ! Told y’all delly fat was done! Looool old fat FLOP aging like milk along with her career! Expired b**** will never be Whitney or even Janet or Rihanna and Aaliyah

    • marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) February 20, 2022

      Stfu. What would Crackney do💅🏾

    • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 February 20, 2022

      Your right she can never be Crackney or Aaliyah as they are both dead and gone, and she isn’t a stripper like Janet or Rihanna, and she can really sing!

      • I still said what I said February 20, 2022

        Adele a fat flop that can’t sing worth a damn and will never be as legendary or have the iconic hits like Whitney Janet Rihanna or Aaliyah numbers. The public agrees. Argue with your s** ridden wh ore whale of a mother boo 💋

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 February 21, 2022

        And Rihanna, Janet and Aaliyah can sing 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 tell you daddy to wash his 𝕒𝕣𝕤𝕖, it’s time for his daily gangbang.

  7. Paulo February 19, 2022

    Since the song didn’t go #1 it should break some records cause it’s a Pop classic

  8. Clarks0o00ñ February 20, 2022

    Physical, is her best song and deserves the success levitating is receiving.

    I have to applaud dua. shes doing the damn thing.

    • Don’t go yet remix February 20, 2022

      And flopmilas careers over stop talking already

  9. Jennifer February 20, 2022

    I still don’t understand why this song did not hit the #1 Spot. The song got blocked for weeks. This song deserved the number 1 position due to its longevity. After all the song hit the number 1 spot on the year end charts.

  10. LoveU_DuaLipa February 20, 2022

    Never knew that Leann Rimes‘ hit, ‘How Do I Live,’ spent a whopping 69 weeks on the tally. What’s interesting is even with that record, Trisha Yearwood and not Rimes won the Grammy for that song. Very interesting how the recording industry works.

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